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Twitter: we can’t ban white supremacy, it’s too difficult.
Ravelry: hold my yarn

Roses trained over the door -- a cliche for pretty, but someone had to wrestle with the thorns. I wonder if that increases the sense of protection.

in Seattle

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An academic talk in #Islamabad, #Pakistan and via webinar on environmental diplomacy and water conflicts given by Professor Asim Zia (my husband) on Thursday at 6 am EDT (New York City time). He will cover #Kabul, #Indus, #Jordan, #Missisquoi, and #Kali Rivers
#AdaptiveManagement. #Rivers. #EnvironmentalPolicy. #ComplexSystems

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RPG blogger Skerples writes about a silent movie: Die Nibelungen (1924):
«Isn't he gorgeous~. To quote Anna Russell, "And he's very young and he's very strong and he's very brave and he's very handsome and he's very stupid. Just look at those shots though. All from the first 10 minutes of the film. It's 1924. The camera can't move, so every shot needs to be framed, and nobody framed like Fritz. Just look at the shadows! The smoke!»
coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2

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Israel/Palestine (a + step for once) Show more

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The Boerhaave, the museum of the history of science and medicine in Leiden, has a special exhibit for the hundredth anniversary of Eddington's eclipse test of Einstein's bizarre new theory, General Relativity.

This mural was on an outside wall (three or four meters on a side).

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RT @ModemTimes@twitter.com
#TuesdayThoughts: juvenile snow owls sometimes sleep face down. Older ones can sleep whilst perched, but the weight of their heads could make a young snow owl topple over if they slept this way. THEY ARE NOT DRUNK OWLS!

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Joanna Koerten (Dutch, 1630-1715) painter, draughtswoman, pioneer in art of paper cutting (silhouettes) #womensart t.co/FWgAUU6pyP

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Are there any other American Indian/Native American folks on the fediverse? I feel really disconnected from my culture and people (which I suppose is the point of our colonization and assimilation). I'm Juaneñx/Acjachemen who are related to the larger Luiseño/Payómkawichum peoples.

#AmericanIndian #AmericanIndianMovement #NativeAmerican #IndigenousPeoples
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Worthwhile listen: Farmerama Radio – Vandana Shiva on loans for #smallscale farmers and other interesting #regenerativeagriculture topics
farmerama.co/

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The target for the walk was Coire an t-Sneachda, the "corrie of the snow".


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Agnes Kasparkova, 90-Year-Old Czech former agricultural worker who is turning her small village into an art gallery by hand-painting traditional Moravian motifs on the local houses and buildings, now in the project's 13th year #womensart t.co/ud78DxKOiy

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I want to write a free, copyleft book about how to thrive on low income in the USA, because all the books on personal finance give advice like "don't buy a latte every day," instead of "first, get your staples at the food bank, and *then* any other food via food stamps."

I've been writing an outline, and I need more sources. What books and links can you tell me about that are like more the food stamp example? (And please retoot!)

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@GwenfarsGarden @jade Nerdy comment:
(because I’ve been reflexively triple checking species names for plants these last few weeks):

You’ll be happy to know that both Toxicoscordion and Zigadenus are equally acceptable genera for death camas, though my primary sources have it listed under T. paniculatum, so maybe not quite equal.

Thanks for indulging me. Great find! We have them here on our prairies.

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BarnCamp 2019 - 21st to 23rd June - Wye Valley, UK

"BarnCamp is a low-cost rural DIY skillsharing event open to everyone, including UK activists, campaigners, people involved in social and community groups, and anybody else with an interest in technology and how to subvert it to put it to good use. All skill levels are invited and we promise that workshops are not too geeky."

hacktionlab.org/BarnCamp_2019

Is there a word for person-you-see-regularly-on-your-commute? It's a particular kind of neighbor. Maybe neighbor is enough.

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#florespondence from Seattle: this star-of-bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) showed up in my yard for the first time this year.

I'm finding weirdly conflicting reports on edibility, with some people saying it's a widely recognized famine food & others pointing out that it contains the same cardiac toxins as lily of the valley. I'm assuming the toxicity can be reduced by the right cooking/processing but in the absence of an actual informant who's done it before to show me how... nope nope nope

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