Unconditional #BasicIncome will be the floor beneath the tightrope of life - always there, ready to catch you if you fall. You'd have the confidence to take risks without fear of absolute destitution. UBI is about creating an environment of safety, and from safety comes creativity, innovation.
@ldodds maybe, *just maybe*, selling off life-critical infrastructure to a series of geographical monopolies wasn’t a *great* idea. I mean, call me a communist, but I think it might have been a dodgy plan.
It's like that embarrassing thing where you go to the supermarket and buy a six-pack of large free-range eggs because you want to make a tortilla and when you get home they start hatching and the baby velociraptors eat all the pancetta you were going to add to it and look at you with googly eyes like, "mooom! hungry!" and now you have a kitchen velociraptor infestation and they love you and refuse to move out
It fascinates me that stories spin different ways depending on who is involved.
Ex 1: Hillary Clinton calling people on the other side deplorable was in the news for a while as disrespectful and just awful - but Donald Trump calling people on the other side vermin was barely noticed.
Ex 2: Apple taking 30% from people selling on their platform has been in my newsfeed many times a week for years and yet Amazon takes 70% of books I sell for more than $10 and I hear nothing about that.
Amazing hand-drawn, redo of the animated intro of the 80’s kids cartoon Thundercats. This took the artist about 2 months to complete, everything is hand-drawn, even the effects. I feel bad that all I can do is give this a thumbs up on YouTube so I’m sharing it here so you can appreciate it as well. 🥰😸 https://youtu.be/UHxtOkrTZKQ?si=vFNcO-feP_p0xLFO
bbc news literally only reports on how politics affect politicians - as a metapolitical matter. it's all like "will this latest bill have strengthened or weakened sunak's standing?". literally no concept of politics as having actual material consequences for human beings. never mind being confined to london, their reporters barely leave the lobby of the house of commons.
#Edinburgh peeps, the lovely Cameo Cinema has a season of Powell & Pressburger movies coming up in Feb https://www.picturehouses.com/event-details/0000000140/powell-pressburger
Simply some of the most exquisitely beautiful films in British cinema, well worth seeing again on the big screen, such a different experience from watching on television
Already booked to see A Matter of Life & Death, one of my all-time, top ten favourite films.
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