"we can have fun while we power down, it doesn't have to be doom and gloom. It can be community care & slower lifestyles." Albert Bates

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Are there any good fiscal hosts for open source software projects operating in USD that either don't charge a fee, or do charge but are operated cooperatively?

Calling all creative folks! Interested in lending your voice to a dramatic reading of a cooperatively written audio drama?

We're looking for 6 to 10 people for a read-through of an audio drama we wrote about a fictional co-op in the future called Mountain Munchies! If you're looking for a fun way to spend a couple of hours being dramatic, we'd love to hear from you :)

I made these things! That are inspired by some willow bird feeders ive seen. The idea is to hang them up and put fat balls in them.
So now i gotta learn to make fat balls. Apparently the basic idea is just lard mixed with birdseed.

When everyone in the US finds this much bravery within themselves, we'll start doing okay:
vid.mint.lgbt/watch?v=93FBTM6L
(it's a video of a Wal-Mart employee quitting her job over the intercom, while calling out all the crappy managers).

In a study of US high schoolers in Pittsburgh, 9.2% of teens didn't identify as either male or female.

(This stands in great contrast with other studies because the methodology wasn't shit)

them.us/story/high-schooler-ge

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of me pursuing this direction with my art, so I thought it'd be nice to reference the first piece with this one. Thanks for following along so far!

Sympathy

Sweet equinox, my witches 🌒🌕🌘
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Dulce equinoccio, brujas mías 🌒🌕🌘

(Marked the illustration as sensitive because eye contact)

#illustration #art #mastoart #eyecontact #witch #witchcraft #paganism #occult #equinox #equinoccio

friends of #zapatista folk: comrades need 150€ til Sep 26 for travel reception costs, could you help boosting this in your platforms?

paypal.com/pools/c/8D9z35l2m2

#giraZapatista #ezln

"worker shortages" 

What's happening with widespread complaints of "worker shortages" is that this is what a general strike looks like.

People throughout society have determined, independently, that they don't want to be a part of the meat grinder wage labor system as it exists.

And because there is no central organizing body to present demands, considering how worker organization has been systematically dismantled since the 50s and 60s, the massively out-of-touch managerial class has no idea how to solve the problem, when the problem should be obvious.

We could have had worker orgs and unions that would have pushed the system to improve before it reached this point.

But instead we have collapsing logistics networks.

This doesn't only apply to low-wage jobs like customer service and retail and hospitality.

I read a post from someone explaining why, paradoxically, every single company is hiring "URGENTLY" but somehow no one is good enough.

Because corporations have taken on this attitude over the past few decades of workers being expendable, and being incredibly inflexible to improving compensation for existing employees, workers in these corporations have caught on, and it's become commonplace for someone in an industry to hop between corporations for improvements to compensation and working conditions.

Well, now corporations have caught on that employees have no "loyalty" and any smart employees will leave the company as soon as something better comes along because it's self-sabotaging to not do that.

So the hiring standards for employers have increased because these corporations know that anyone they hire on probably isn't going to stick around very long. These corporations need an immediate "return on investment" of the new hire. They need to squeeze as much benefit out of any new hire as possible in the short-term, before that new hire leaves for a better employer.

This vicious feedback loop is what has led us to being in a position where, somehow, simultaneously, there aren't enough workers, and also people who are putting a lot of effort into finding jobs can't get them.

I often want to record free audiobooks. Has anybody who is not trained as a professional voice actor did anything for libvox or the like? Is it too hard for someone who is not a voice actor to record decent agitprop? Are there resources etc. you recommend to improve, both voice-wise, and sound editing-wise? (I know the basics of audacity, would welcome specific and detailed guides for this purpose.)

re: COVID, vaccine efficacy, negative 

My mom and I talked early on in the pandemic about how great it would be if, once a year (or whenever necessary), there was a planned month break from normal activity to allow everyone to self-isolate and social distance so that strains of some viruses like the cold and flu (and now Sars Cov 2) could be eliminated or at least localized so they could be contact-traced. The money's there to allow this, just not the political or cultural will. (2/2)

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