Israeli oppression 

"According to the minutes of a 1981 ministerial meeting, the then agriculture minister, Ariel Sharon, who later became prime minister, proposed creating Firing Zone 918 with the explicit intention of forcing local Palestinians from their homes."

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anyways. stop cop city, defend the atlanta forest, fuck the police and all those who believe their lies

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i made a keyboard that looks like two slices of toast with eggs on them

eggy toast breadboard

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Today, I dragged @StuartBeveridge to Chorley to see a fantastic bridge.

Because the railway and canal are at such a sharp angle, a normal arch wouldn't stay up. Instead, the stones are hand-carved in curves so that the joins between them are perpendicular to the bridge's weight.

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i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

I just came across the Majazz Project collecting and distributing the music of Palestine:

And I especially like this:

Thanks to the Kerning Cultures podcast for covering this:

JD Vance 

I admired the JD Vance portrayed in "Hillbilly Elegy".

Then he entered politics as a never-Trump Republican. Not my thing but a respectable position.

Then he sold out his principles and embraced Trump. Not at all cool. (Maybe he had already sold out when he went Republican?)

Now he's listed as one of three national-level politicians who has propounded "Great replacement" theory. Get out of here, you're beneath worthless, a danger to the country.

That's it, I hope you enjoyed this little tour. Let me know if you thought it was too much. Support your local biome by planting some native plants if you can!

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Milkweed is coming up volunteer in the strangest places.

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Native sunflower plants, not big like the standard cultivated food sunflower. We planted some last year, and now all of these have just come up volunteer just a few weeks ago.

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Three guesses why these are called "pussytoes". Just went in the ground yesterday. "Pussytoes": what more reason do you need?

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May apples! They come up for a month or two, then go away. Next year, there are more of them.

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Looking closely at the elderberry, we see lots of aphids. We see ladybugs and wasps attracted to the aphids. This is great: we want native bugs to eat the native plants, feeding the system, and ultimately feeding native birds. This bush is already a small metropolis of native habitat!

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We planted this elderberry two years ago. It's growing incredibly. The close-up shows green newly-grown stalks; these are just a few weeks old. No berries yet....

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My wife and I have been steadily replacing our lawn with native plants, and many plants are really flourishing now. This thread presents photos.

Fothergilla could be a Dr. Seuss flower.

Buffalo terrorism 

White Americans, we need to talk: my thoughts on the Buffalo terrorist attack yesterday:

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The Free Software Foundation @fsf has just released a proposed framework for qualifying and nominating new board members, and they're inviting public comment until June 1:

The article doesn't indicate how to provide feedback, but I would guess e-mail to would work.

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