Yay! We cracked $2k!! On lupita's GFM. She's a queer Caribbean writer and escaped an abusive relationship! Were trying to help her rebuild her life, every little bit counts. Pls rb, crosspost and or donate if you can! Thank you to everyone helping
!! Urgent, black non-binary in need of car/transportation!!!
very in need to get myself a car to be able to go to work and to continue paying bills, taking care of my family, and my cat. anything is appreciated even just $5
“Survival can be how you say no, how you protest a world that expects your disappearance or demands your disappearance. Survival can be a complaint.”
Wind becomes largest source of electricity for 1st time in Turkey https://www.dailysabah.com/business/energy/wind-becomes-largest-source-of-electricity-for-1st-time-in-turkey
"Wind power became the largest source of electricity generation for the first time in the country's history with a 22.6% share on Nov. 28 (...).
Wind power plants generated 178,964 megawatt-hours (MWh) out of a total of 791,794 MWh of daily electricity output."
(Beware that Sabah is a govt-aligned news source.)
So I don't really post this kind of stuff on here anymore but we're about to get hit with a pretty sizable vet bill so if anyone wants to buy any transforming robot toys I wouldn't mind you taking a look at my eBay listings. ❤️
Almost all of them are PWYW (one of the tech demos is marked as "no, don't pay us for this") and I think almost all of them are interesting and cool. https://weirder.earth/@packbat/106503457406456324 is the thread we wrote about them on here.
I think "Driftself" is the one people have found most compelling and "1960 #7 in 72 minutes" is the most underrated (understandably, given the time commitment).
Due to their unique regenerative abilities, exposed neural tubes, & weird heart defects, axolotls are vital to scientific research.
To facilitate such research, they were cross-bred with albino tiger salamanders, so scientists could see their bones better. They also engineered the bones to glow green under black lights, although I'm not totally sure I understand how that helps.
Still, science is wild. I collected some of my weirder discoveries about bones over here: https://newsletter.eleanorkonik.com/bones/
Remember--if you don't make racists uncomfortable it will be racialized people, Black people, Indigenous people, who will feel uncomfortable and unwanted. Which would you rather feel comfortable and safe, bigots or their targets? Choose accordingly. That choice will say much about you.
hey y’all. american thanksgiving is coming up. i know it’s a shitty colonialist holiday. but i think one way to make some good out of it is to donate money to your local food bank. thanksgiving is also traditionally a food and harvest centric holiday, and demand for food banks spikes during the winter, so i feel like this makes sense. also, the pandemic is still happening and many people are still struggling financially. so i hope you’ll join me in doing this.
begpost, need money for meds and food
hi its me again, I'm making another toot to help my gf @lovelace survive until she can get some work again, today she had an appointment but it seems the online scheduling didnt take into account the holiday, she rescheduled for tomorrow but id appreciate if people could help so she can eat while she finds a stable job, this is her info:
DE pol, LGBTQIA, +
🇩🇪 BREAKING NEWS: In Germany, new Chancellor Olaf Scholz has reached a coalition deal.
Here's six big #LGBT+ takeaways 👇
1⃣ A new self-ID law for trans people
2⃣ Reinforced ban on intersex surgeries
3⃣ Total ban on conversion therapy
4⃣ No restrictions on blood donations by gay and bi men, and trans people
5⃣ Funding of gender reassignment surgeries through public-private insurance
6⃣ Compensation for trans people who have suffered harm due to former gender change requirements
I'm Snail. They/them. Pleased to meet you.
same name, same content, slightly different picture of a chiton
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