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JMacfie

@JMacfie@mastodon.scot

ex-Twtterata, currently in #Thailand
#Limitarian
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/jan/21/limitarianism-the-case-against-extreme-wealth-ingrid-robeyns-extract
#NeverVoteTory
#Politics #Arts #Fairness #Scotland #Independence
#BirdsiteMigration
#DownWithTuftonStreet
#TechnoserfsAreUs

*account now deactivated. Life is peaceful again.

In the immortal words of Bill and Ted, "Be excellent to each other".

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https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2024/apr/17/nestle-adds-sugar-to-infant-milk-sold-in-poorer-countries-report-finds

are rapacious b*stards with sociopathic tendencies. Boycott them.

And may their executives rot in hell for what they've done.

JMacfie, to random
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JMacfie, to random
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/mar/21/scottish-grouse-moors-licensed-msps-vote

Spare me the " supports thousands of rural jobs" schtick, please. Those jobs are mostly seasonal, poorly paid and precarious. Were those moors not regularly burned and devastated as part of the grouse shooting business, they'd regenerate, improve the climate and become an environment where better, reliable jobs would thrive.

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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/mar/17/compensation-norton-motorcycles-pension-fraud

Mug an oldie in the street and you'll go to jail. Defraud them of their pensions? Suspended sentence.

Who says white collar crime doesn't pay?

JMacfie, to music
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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/mar/01/the-whole-ecosystem-is-collapsing-inside-the-crisis-in-britains-live-music-scene

Read and weep. If the only popular music available is anodyne algorithm - generated pap that enriches yet another bloated multi national corporation , we will all be the poorer. Music, all is one of the . It's not a product.

JMacfie, to random
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https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2024/02/24/losing-the-plot-reflections-on-the-gaza-debate-debacle/

Scotland - it's time to cut ourselves loose from England. Parliament is now officially a joke in the worst possible taste. This collision of historical precedent and politics is just not working.

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    @maggiemartin @DrALJONES
    He also smells, to me at least, of childhood fear and sadness. Don't hate him ( which will confirm his own hatred of others).

    Pity him - loudly and publicly - for hating himself and turning it onto everyone else, for thinking that power over others and/or money in the bank will fill the emptiness inside.

    And all the rest of the manbaby billionaires and wannabees too. They're pitiable. Laughable, in fact.

    JMacfie,
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    @DrALJONES @maggiemartin I used to think that too - till I read that he was reared in a strict, fundamentalist Christian family, the kind that majors in punishment, not love. Added to his lack of care for his appearance, I began to see him differently.

    Plus a pal who was chair of the governors at Ashworth told me when she read the files on the inmates, from birth they had only known neglect, abuse, violence, pain; they thought that was how people show love.

    JMacfie,
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    @DrALJONES @maggiemartin But that's really a discussion on the genesis of psychopathy and sociopathy. The end result is the same and yes, we have to restructure things so we don't hand those people power. Capitalism and the worship of wealth have a lot to answer for.
    I still try to pity, not hate - even Trump, the quintessential manbaby. His mother was from Lewis, where strict Christian fundamentalism is extant: ferries on Sundays are a recent innovation.

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/21/air-pollution-quality-harmful

    Call me a cynic but watch, now, for articles about the danger of woodburning stoves.

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/feb/19/women-benefit-more-than-men-from-same-amount-of-regular-exercise-study

    "did not included physical activity from household tasks"

    Bedmaking is a full body workout, as is cleaning a bath ( if you do it properly). Lugging a vacuum cleaner, or two heavy bags of shopping, or a toddler, up a flight of stairs is quite intense, too. Hanging up laundry on a line or pulley involves bends and stretches. Housework is an exercise regime in itself.

    JMacfie, to random
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    has been swaddled in money and insulated by privilege since birth. He has never had to face the consequences of his actions. Any empathy he ever had was removed by the British boarding school system, designed to create sociopaths in the service of the Glorious Empire.
    That he's not a descendant of someone who arrived with William the Conqueror makes no difference. Like Cameron and Johnson, he's just another sociopathic narcissistic plutocrat; an emotional pygmy.

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://tech.lgbt/@Natasha_Jay/111892521520893977

    I read Dunt's Substack piece, and burst into tears. For Branna, for her extraordinarily brave and caring mother, and for the country I used to love but which has not simply just fallen to the barbarians, but opened the gates and handed them power.

    #Sunak #ToriesUnfitToGovern #ToriesOutNow

    JMacfie, to random
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    File this under "You only had one job"

    The Departures Board at LGW yesterday. Photo c Donna Macrae, who said the sight of people trying to turn their heads upside down would have been hilarious if she hadn't been one of them.

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/feb/02/cardiff-edinburgh-devolved-labour-leadership-union

    It is opinion pieces like this that mean I will never ever pay money to the @TheGuardian

    Anyone who watched Sturgeon step up to the podium day after weary day to face unrelenting attacks by unionist journalists knows that minimising deaths from COVID was her number one priority during that time.

    No wine fridges. No Friday night pissups. No jaunts to Barnard Castle. Yet the press, including the Guardian, is still savaging her.

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2024/feb/01/best-luggage-bags-suitcases-australia-hotel-porter-guide

    Yes! Spending hundreds of pounds on suitcases is as idiotic as spending hundreds of pounds on a watch or a handbag. What it says about you is A) you've got more money than sense B) you're insecure and C) you're a selfish idiot.
    Just buy a normal case/watch/handbag and give the difference to charity - that knocks out A and C, and you'll feel better about yourself, which will deal with B.

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/jan/29/why-boris-johnson-and-other-men-like-him-love-the-idea-of-conscription

    I cannot believe the Donkeys are even thinking about this. Lions - rebel now or it will be too late....

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/uk-eu-citizenship-goes-to-the-echr

    If your in the UK and care about your lost rights as an EU citizen, support these guys in any way you can and pass the word around..

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/27/i-criticised-rwandas-leader-now-i-wake-up-screaming-after-constant-online-attacks

    No wonder the UK government is costing up to .

    This is appalling. Note that PR, who allegedly coordinate PR for the Rwandan government, was founded, for a change, by a Cambridge graduate - but it's still full of and we all know that

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/jan/27/why-longer-lives-for-our-dogs-could-mean-longer-lives-for-us

    I love dogs. But when children around the world are dying of hunger and entirely curable diseases...

    JMacfie, to random
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    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/jan/27/post-office-chair-dismissed-as-business-reels-from-horizon-it-scandal

    What about the previous chairs who share far more of the blame? Why are they never mentioned? Why do they not apologise and hand back their gongs?

    Oh, yes. They went to Oxford.

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    impactology, to random
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    Imagine a place that's a combination of an artist residency, library, cafe & theatre rolled into one where everything inside it is remade from scratch every 6 months serving as a fellowship for students in every sub-discipline of architecture, design, visual and performance art

    https://mastodon.social/@impactology/109298998575961736

    JMacfie,
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    @impactology There's a wonderful place in Scotland called Cove Park which ticks nearly all those boxes. https://covepark.org/

    If only more wealthy people used their money for good, like this, instead of burning it up ( literally) in sending rockets into space, or building bunkers in a vain attempt to escape the apocalypse they have engendered.

    JMacfie,
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    @impactology I used to be on the board of a dance company, with Julian Forrester, who was the Director of Cove Park at the time, so we had a couple of board meetings there and I stayed overnight, met the artists and scientists who were resident that week ( a project linking art and molecular genetics IIRC) at dinner that night.
    It's a beautiful place, but what was so unforgettable was the energy flowing round that table, you could almost touch it. The world could - should - be like that.

    JMacfie,
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    @impactology And I'm not the sort of person who normally thinks in terms of ' positive energy flows' and whatnot. But this was almost visible, a great roiling stream of it. Astonishing.

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