It’s bizarre that China stops taking plastic and cities are just going “oh well” and that’s the end of it.
Mark W. Schumann
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I don’t know Katie Everson, but she put this out on Facebook recently and it’s great. I’m a bit of a fanboy of academics and researchers, so I’ve read a few scientific papers of this type. They mostly go kind of like this: Hi, this is who I am and here are my co-authors. Here […]
I am extra pissed off today. The thing I really resent is that the rest of the world is moving forward, while in Cleveland we are reduced to begging Council members to beg the Mayor to do even the tiniest things in regard to essential objectives like sustainability, environmental health, and traffic safety. Take this […]
Let’s half-ass everything! It’s better than no ass!
Get off social media. Get on blogs of people you know and like.
I was listening to some old episodes of the “On The Media” podcast today. Here’s one that got my attention: “Impossible!” The first segment is funny. Jonathan Greenberg is incredulously telling the story of how Trump got onto the Forbes list of richest people (in the 1980s) by talking fast and bullshitting him, and in […]
I’m sharing this here because Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) came up in a Facebook discussion and I didn’t want to derail it. Here’s fun aspect of paying for federal government If you agree with MMT, that’s not a direct concern. The government can’t run out of money, because it defines what money is. It’s the […]
When I was a kid we had a LOT of outdoor cats. Big yard, strays come to live, etc. Whenever one died, my dad would go out in the back yard with a post hole digger and drop the cat in vertically. So a thousand years from now, when archaeologists explore what used to be […]
I’ve been saying for a while that “cute and clever” strategies don’t work against authoritarians and fascists. Here’s a confirming example from the UK. Time after time, the Conservatives are going “ha ha, UKIP will definitely hoist itself this time!” and repeatedly UKIP is gaining ground by being underestimated. According to the TLDR guy, the […]
I want to share this art from my kid, Grace Schumann. you are the weaver and I am the threadthat you twist betwixt your fingerstwirl and pull and knot me upuntil I’m just like you you thought that you were what controlled menever mind the way I feelpulling all my threads apartand telling me it’s […]