One of my data visualizations at is now public-facing. Check out the real-time graph at the bottom of https://www.a2gov.org/solar.
The 2021 figure is year-to-date. Residential solar is taking off 📈
Was the Afghanistan War a failure? Not for the top five defense contractors and their shareholders.
$10,000 invested in defense stocks when Afghanistan War began now worth almost $100,000 https://interc.pt/3mdQwmJ
Interesting, if a little shallow, look at the tension between how makers view their traits and capitalism (focussed on woodworking, but I think covers makers more generally).
It took a week 🙃
I am deeply saddened for everything that was done in our name in Afghanistan, and I will never forgive previous administrations for the colossal waste of lives, money, and political capital.
And for building a sham house of cards that is going to get those unfortunate enough to have bought in to our lies and left there killed.
The only legitimate use of privilege is to spend it to create the kind of world where you never would have had it to begin with.
Power Outage Rant
Day 3 without power. Michiganders seem unfazed by this, but it's pretty insane to me. I'm disappointed in the state government, who should be coming down on DTE like a ton of bricks. Governor cited unprecedented storms, but I thought that was pretty lame. Some strong gusts of wind are not a natural disaster in my books. Monopolies are rarely good. Down with that sort of thing!
@dzombak we are still without power. Probably will not make it this week for the pallets. If you need them gone and someone else is more available, I completely understand
#OtD 13 Aug 1776 a crowd of women in Fishkill, New York, seized tea during a food riot in the American revolution. More info in this history of the role of food riots in the revolution: https://libcom.org/history/food-rioters-american-revolution-barbara-clark-smith
I am a diabetic socialist
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