Me, picking fights with everyone. As usual, I guess. Haha, well.
"A show trial is to be used to make an example of Julian #Assange. The point is to intimidate other journalists. Intimidation, by the way, is one of the primary purposes for the use of torture around the world. The message to all of us is: This is what will happen to you if you emulate the Wikileaks model." - Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”
It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”
It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)
By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.
And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.
𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀 on the 'Consensus decision-making' wikipedia (EN) page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making
I remembered how wikipedia is pretty much the galactic source of truth, and what's written there matters. I'm also quite involved with how people (esp. voluntary, bottom-up collectives) make decisions.
The CDM article gets 300+ page views per day, and spikes with occupations, etc: it's being used. It needs some improvements, and I don't want to do them alone!
Message me, or see you on wiki!
Heard of #Bougainville ?
The people of this small island managed to fight off mine owners and the Papua New Guinean army for years, initially with stick weapons before capturing modern weaponry... Watch the Coconut Revolution! ✊ 🥥 ✊
They had an independence referendum in 2019—which was almost unanimous for independence http://bougainville-referendum.org/
As this nascant nation forms, already the vultures are circling for the islands $84Bn of Copper and Gold reserves... 😰
Dying - A Guided Experience
I grew a wallet in my basement!
I’ve been growing #kombucha scobies specifically to turn into #vegan leather, and my first batch is finally done. I’m going to write a recap and tutorial. In the meantime, here are pictures of my new wallet, made from kombucha. It feels like a cross between heavy plastic sheeting and leather.
This is awesome:
The Kaktovik Inupiaq numerals.
If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.
Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.
Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.
A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.
Generalistic Mastodon instance for open-minded people. Instance Mastodon généraliste pour personnes ouvertes d'esprit.