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Community, Access, and Library: ultraviolet-techno-ecology An awful lot of housing clutter relates directly to the lack of community resources for temporary usage of occasional-use tools and supplies. The average kitchen for example contains a lot of appliances which are only used for special occasions, and a sort of Kitchen-Library could easily supply the necessary tool:s as-needed to an entire community without cluttering up everyone's individual homes In other words - Not every household requires access to a power drill every single day, but an awfully large number of households have had to make permanent space for a power drill they bought specifically for those rare days when they have been needed vighnantaka-bard This is a thought I've had in the past as well, it can be extended to many other specialized tools and other items. Even though I tend towards Thoreau-esque self-relianceI think that the general concept of a library can and should be extended much farther. There's a lot of potential yet to be tapped It's not a new idea either, the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy implemented this practice extensively through what we could loosely call in English, "guilds." There are also some Amish communities who have an informal system for borrowing and passing along various building tools Contrary to popular belief, Amish people don't shun all modern technology and many of them today use power tools, albeit ones that are offgrid and meet specific requirements. The trope of barn-raising Amish people isn't very accurate these days, but cooperation, anti-consumption, and humility are still deeply ingrained their worldview Time to clear out our housing clutter.
Community, Access, and Library: ultraviolet-techno-ecology
 An awful lot of housing clutter relates directly to the lack of community resources
 for temporary usage of occasional-use tools and supplies. The average kitchen
 for example contains a lot of appliances which are only used for special
 occasions, and a sort of Kitchen-Library could easily supply the necessary tool:s
 as-needed to an entire community without cluttering up everyone's individual
 homes
 In other words - Not every household requires access to a power drill every
 single day, but an awfully large number of households have had to make
 permanent space for a power drill they bought specifically for those rare days
 when they have been needed
 vighnantaka-bard
 This is a thought I've had in the past as well, it can be extended to many other
 specialized tools and other items. Even though I tend towards Thoreau-esque
 self-relianceI think that the general concept of a library can and should be
 extended much farther. There's a lot of potential yet to be tapped
 It's not a new idea either, the Haudenosaunee, also known as the Iroquois
 Confederacy implemented this practice extensively through what we could
 loosely call in English, "guilds." There are also some Amish communities who
 have an informal system for borrowing and passing along various building tools
 Contrary to popular belief, Amish people don't shun all modern technology and
 many of them today use power tools, albeit ones that are offgrid and meet
 specific requirements. The trope of barn-raising Amish people isn't very accurate
 these days, but cooperation, anti-consumption, and humility are still deeply
 ingrained their worldview
Time to clear out our housing clutter.

Time to clear out our housing clutter.

Alive, Barney, and Dinosaur: bearsister Is there any hatred stronger than the rage kids get towards Barney the dinosaur as soon as they are just a little too old for Barney the dinosaur 30-seconds-to-marx So, this guy, Martin Pistorius, fell into a coma when he was 12 years old and eventually awoke completely paralyzed, at least physically. He was misdiagnosed. Doctors believed he was in a completely vegetative state, but in reality, he had regained full consciousness and awareness. He just didn't possess any motor function, so he couldn't communicate to anyone that he was alive in there. He lived this way for 12 years before he overcame it by sheer force of will and was given the tools to communicate. He tells his story in his book, Ghost Boy. Since then he's also been the subject of the first episode of Invisibilia on NPR and had his own TedTalk. Anyway, the breaking point that incited his plan of escape was being forced to watch Barney reruns all day, everyday at his care center. Sitting in front of the TV, he learned to tell the time by the shadows on the wall. If he had time he could know when Barney would end. With the ability to measure his days, he was able to pull himself out of the void and ultimately start down the path to recovery Today, Martin can communicate whatever he wants with the help of a computer program but there's one thing he can't articulate: "I cannot even express to you how much I hated Barney So it turns out that the primal hatred people have toward Barney is strong enough to pull a disembodied consciousness out of the abyss of existential despair and into the physical world out of pure spite Source: bearsister 98,493 notes This is actually true!!
Alive, Barney, and Dinosaur: bearsister
 Is there any hatred stronger than the rage
 kids get towards Barney the dinosaur as soon
 as they are just a little too old for Barney the
 dinosaur
 30-seconds-to-marx
 So, this guy, Martin Pistorius, fell into a coma
 when he was 12 years old and eventually
 awoke completely paralyzed, at least
 physically. He was misdiagnosed. Doctors
 believed he was in a completely vegetative
 state, but in reality, he had regained full
 consciousness and awareness. He just didn't
 possess any motor function, so he couldn't
 communicate to anyone that he was alive in
 there. He lived this way for 12 years before
 he overcame it by sheer force of will and was
 given the tools to communicate. He tells his
 story in his book, Ghost Boy. Since then he's
 also been the subject of the first episode of
 Invisibilia on NPR and had his own TedTalk.
 Anyway, the breaking point that incited his
 plan of escape was being forced to watch
 Barney reruns all day, everyday at his care
 center. Sitting in front of the TV, he learned to
 tell the time by the shadows on the wall. If he
 had time he could know when Barney would
 end. With the ability to measure his days, he
 was able to pull himself out of the void and
 ultimately start down the path to recovery
 Today, Martin can communicate whatever he
 wants with the help of a computer program
 but there's one thing he can't articulate: "I
 cannot even express to you how much I hated
 Barney
 So it turns out that the primal hatred people
 have toward Barney is strong enough to pull a
 disembodied consciousness out of the abyss
 of existential despair and into the physical
 world out of pure spite
 Source: bearsister
 98,493 notes
This is actually true!!

This is actually true!!

9/11, America, and Dad: December 20, 2018 Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department's business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to thos allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances NATO's 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongsid us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof. Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model gaining veto authority over other nations' economic, diplomatic, and security decisions -to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades o immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department's interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional Dad’s resignation letter.
9/11, America, and Dad: December 20, 2018
 Dear Mr. President:
 I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has
 allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens
 and our ideals
 I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the
 key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound
 budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the
 Department's business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the
 capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence
 One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked
 to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While
 the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or
 serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to thos
 allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States
 should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to
 provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances
 NATO's 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongsid
 us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further
 proof.
 Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those
 countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China
 and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model
 gaining veto authority over other nations' economic, diplomatic, and security decisions -to
 promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is
 why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense
 My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign
 actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades o
 immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order
 that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this
 effort by the solidarity of our alliances
 Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better
 aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my
 position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient
 time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department's
 interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional
Dad’s resignation letter.

Dad’s resignation letter.

Cars, Juice, and Memes: Today, I fucked up... by calling a locksmith when l was "locked out"of my car groud-On: today-ifuckedup: I'll preface this by saying I'm usually not a stupid man but I was at the end of my third 16 hour shift in a row and I was very tired. I'll make this quick: I got off work, went out to my car, hit the button for the doors on my remote unlocker as usual. Nothing happened. I tried it a few more times battery must be dead. I stand there for 10 minutes, mashing the little button, hoping for enough juice to open the doors. Nada I call a locksmith, explain that I'm locked out of my car. He says he'll be right over. 20 minutes later he arrives. He walks up with his tools, inserts a thing that looks like a blood pressure cuff in the door jamb. He starts making conversation as it inflates, pushing the door open: So locked your keys in the car? No problem sir, I'lI have it open in a minute. No, my keys are right here, my key fob is dead." I replied He stops and for about 10 seconds. Doesn't say a word. He sees my keys in my hands. Takes them from me, inserts them in the lock and opens the door I was mortified. I was so in a habit of opening the doors with my remote fob that I entirely forgot that keys could be used to unlock cars manually He started laughing so hard I thought he was going to have an aneurysm. After he stopped laughing, he told me there was no charge. The story he'd have to tell was worth the drive out Gold I'm dying at what @memezar just posted 😂😂
Cars, Juice, and Memes: Today, I fucked up... by calling a
 locksmith when l was "locked
 out"of my car
 groud-On:
 today-ifuckedup:
 I'll preface this by saying I'm usually not a stupid man but I was at the end
 of my third 16 hour shift in a row and I was very tired. I'll make this quick:
 I got off work, went out to my car, hit the button for the doors on my
 remote unlocker as usual. Nothing happened. I tried it a few more times
 battery must be dead. I stand there for 10 minutes, mashing the little
 button, hoping for enough juice to open the doors. Nada
 I call a locksmith, explain that I'm locked out of my car. He says he'll be
 right over. 20 minutes later he arrives. He walks up with his tools, inserts
 a thing that looks like a blood pressure cuff in the door jamb. He starts
 making conversation as it inflates, pushing the door open:
 So locked your keys in the car? No problem sir, I'lI have it open in a
 minute.
 No, my keys are right here, my key fob is dead." I replied
 He stops and for about 10 seconds. Doesn't say a word. He sees my
 keys in my hands. Takes them from me, inserts them in the lock and
 opens the door
 I was mortified. I was so in a habit of opening the doors with my remote
 fob that I entirely forgot that keys could be used to unlock cars manually
 He started laughing so hard I thought he was going to have an
 aneurysm. After he stopped laughing, he told me there was no charge.
 The story he'd have to tell was worth the drive out
 Gold
I'm dying at what @memezar just posted 😂😂

I'm dying at what @memezar just posted 😂😂