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I'm happy to see the migration of Scottish Independence supporters from Twitter. Note, though, that if you're an admirer of Wings, you probably shouldn't follow me.

Karine Polwart's beautiful acapella performance of Freedom Come All Ye, the song by Hamish Henderson that will surely one day be Scotland's national anthem:

"Trump national security adviser says US will develop a coronavirus vaccine first"

Why do people listen to this shit uncritically. Even if it’s true:

-Don't talk about it, be about it
-If they want to brag they are the richest most powerful country in the world then it’s the least they can do
-100,000+ of their people will still be dead
-You can’t America First your way out of a GLOBAL PANDEMIC ya absolute &*^^%^%&^**&(

For Bob Dylan’s 79th birthday today!

Classic Songs by Bob Dylan Re-Imagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers.

Brussels street named after a guy from Blantyre 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇧🇪

Pick for Britain is the most obnoxious slogan since Clean for the Queen. And at least the latter didn't hijack Irvine Welsh quotes as part of its campaign.

❓ Poll: Have you ever had to report content in your feed to a fediverse mod?

Followup: how fast was the response time?

Boosts requested; I'm writing an article about the moderation of decentralized networks.

I have two friends who're screenwriters (not Jack Barth). From what they've told me, Barth's experience is typical — except that he's had it happen once, while my friends have had it happen over and over.

From Adrian, 16. Mixed media, mostly white pencil and gouache

i've mentioned previously how the average 'workday' for a hunter-gatherer is 4 hours. by what standard, except ability to possess private property, which hunter-gatherers don't have, are we 'more advanced' when with all the technology supposedly at our disposal, we do 8 to 12 or more? i'm not arguing for primitivism here — that's just flipping the ladder and saying less is now better, not actually confronting it — the point is that our technology doesn't serve us, it serves capital

Japanese Health Manual Created During the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Offers Timeless Wisdom.

Stay Away from Others, Cover Your Mouth & Nose, and More

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