This is so important.
* As societies polarise, free speech is under threat. It needs defenders
> 37% of American college students told Gallup that it was fine to shout down speakers of whom they disapprove
> 10% [of American college students] think it acceptable to use violence to silence speech they deem offensive.
> Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition
> Sub-Saharan #Africa gets little of its power from #coal. Outside #SouthAfrica the region boasts just 12 functioning coal-fired power stations. Things are changing, though. Governments plan to build dozens of new coal-fired power stations. Many are underpinned by Chinese investment.
> African states should instead be improving transmission and distribution. Power cuts are often due to inadequate maintenance of infrastructure rather than insufficient supply.
Where can I find info about YAAPS?
Climate change and the weakening of the Gulf Stream means big weather changes for Florida, the Eastern US, and Europe.
@PINE64 the "99 dollar laptop" turned out to be quite a bit more expensive than that...
39 USD shipping and 82.75 EUR import tax
That makes a 207.93 EUR or a 230.88 USD laptop.
July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190815130854.htm #climatechange #climatecrisis
Cool quote from Saifedean Ammous:
> #Bitcoin is a form of money that provides way better economic incentives to be productive rather than being extractive [than other forms of money].
Moved to over here: https://x0f.org/@stevenroose
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