alcohol, UK politics (funny)
(Link-boosting to CW)
US politics, Oakland politics, +
So our board of education is voting today on a resolution to disestablish the district's police force (!) and it's the only time I've ever seen the public comments section on a local government meeting NOT be a trash fire.
There's roughly 100 comments. Exactly 1 is marked "oppose" to the resolution for disestablishment. Its text begins: "I strongly support[...]"
Check out the architecture of the headquarters of the French Communist Party https://www.interiordesign.net/projects/17221-oscar-niemeyer-s-french-communist-party-headquarters-brings-a-sensual-brazilian-lilt-to-paris/
It looks like old sci-fi I love it
Registration #A27747 - 1948-11-17
Title: The pleasures of smoking, as expressed by those poets, wits and tellers of tales who have drawn their inspiration from the fragrant weed.
Author: WATKINS, SYLVESTRE CORNELIUS
Claimants: Henry Schuman, inc.
No renewal record found.
Fascinating concept, and it works: a tiny spacecraft that can dock with satellites that have reached the end of their operational life only through lack of fuel. It brings them from the higher "graveyard" back into geostationary orbit, where they can return to life, their host providing the necessary orbital stability.
And the headline has such aesthetics, too - who doesn't love zombie satellites?
uspol but good
If you’ve ever wondered why, whenever there’s some kind of disaster, the local Sikh community shows up with food… here you go.
(Also: they do the same thing during non-disasters, too. If you happen to, say, be hungry and skint in a major city.)
The barricades aren’t going anywhere, but vacant buildings remain vacant even as folks camp on the sidewalk. There seems to be a lot of willingness to collaborate in the air — wandering around for an hour or so, even in the early afternoon, will find you large groups of people chatting about what they can do together.
So the situation on the ground in Capitol Hill is this: The City’s other departments are continuing to provision services as usual, respectful of protestors’ and campers’ wishes. Businesses continue to operate — some large chains are boarded up, but small restaurants are open. Local apartment residents come and go as they please. The only difference over any other part of Seattle: no cars, no cops.
Changing the Mississippi State flag
I just emailed a bunch of people from the Mississippi government about changing the State flag
The current flag contains the Confederate battle flag, yes *that* one
There's some momentum for this to actually happen, and they already have a replacement flag designed with popular support
If you have any connection with the state of Mississippi and would like to help this happen, I can help you figure out who to email and what to say
Queer nerd from Oakland, CA. Literally the Space Core. Striving to make fiction as strange as truth.
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