Pandemic insignificance: how Germany’s left failed to defend life against capital during the COVID pandemic — FightBack

This situation is a result of the loud voices of COVID-denialists and individualists, but most of all of the fundamental function of the capitalist state that systematically prioritizes capital’s interests over the health of workers and marginalized groups.

Pandemic insignificance: how Germany’s left failed to defend life against capital during the COVID pandemic — FightBack

The ”Left” in general is guilty of that.

Why Google News Does Not Want To Talk Caste ? — KAFILA – COLLECTIVE EXPLORATIONS SINCE 2006

The Google episode shows the right-wing vision of unity is exclusionary. But this vision is increasingly being challenged in the United States and beyond. On 9 May 1916, a young BR Ambedkar presented a paper at Colombia University in the United States titled Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development. He referred to caste as […]

Why Google News Does Not Want To Talk Caste ? — KAFILA – COLLECTIVE EXPLORATIONS SINCE 2006

NORWAC Update-I Fucking Told You So

Some Astrologers are now posting on Twitter how they now test positive after going to a Mask Optional Conference, who would have guessed the likelihood of something like that ever happening? BTW, did you guys know that Monkeypox is already here in Washington State?

NORWAC is guilty of criminal negligence, and the Astrologers enabling their shit because risking lives is not a big deal to them should feel ashamed of themselves.

Childbirth was NEVER safe

Just linking to this for a future rant elsewhere.

“One of my favourite things I ever learned is that women did not start dying in childbirth in high numbers until the 17th century”

Then your ”education” was shit, death rates for pregnancy and childbirth was always high in humans, this has been well documented.

Unfortunately the author Rafaella Marcus decided to use the midwife tidbit as a way to distort history, just because the Midwives of the time were better at helping people give birth back then than doctors doesn’t mean survival rates were that great, it was only when better medicine and methods came about-sanitation being an important but definitely not only part-did the dangers start to lessen.

Is it Dangerous to Use Free Stock Photo Websites? — Plagiarism Today

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and nothing in this post is intended to function as legal advice. If you have specific questions to your situation, please consult an attorney. On the internet, there are a variety of free stock photography websites (both royalty free and free of cost). They include Unsplash, Pixabay, Pexels and…

Is it Dangerous to Use Free Stock Photo Websites? — Plagiarism Today

Webs.com’s Official Website is dishonest, their service shut down two years ago

But this important piece of information was not announced on their own site, just this post on FaceBook.

At least there are a small handful of low cost options out there for website hosting, but unfortunately there are way too many Blogs and Sites still recommending them, it is as though there is a semi official list of Services that Tech Writers give the thumbs up without ever trying out these services themselves.

I just had to look at some Neopagan & Occult FaceBook Group Profiles recently

While I will never claim to be an expert on the Ancient Near East, Innana and Astarte are not the same Goddess, and I’ve come to the conclusion that Western Occult symbols are always red flags about misinformation rife in these communities.

In addition, you will not learn anything useful about ANE Gods via Christian Grimoires written by Clergy, for the love of Gods at the very least start borrowing or pirating translations of Source Texts including Epigraphy, Archaeology, and research works written by Academics who are probably being paid less than most fast food workers.

WordPress is like the GNOME DE

Whats needed, for the basic fucking needs of any end user, in this service is mostly ”fixed” by buggy plugins. That I refuse to install.

Speaking of WordPress, I think I am close to finding decent alternatives, at least for the short term. Alas, Wix and Webs no longer have free options, and some of the other free ones often recommended are now owned by EIG, so I have less and less options to settle for.

Metal and Classical

A possibly controversial view of mine is that while yes, it is true that Metal bands sometimes are influenced by or incorporate Classical into their songs, they aren’t that good at it.

If anything, Post Punk, Goth, and their Daughter Subgenres especially Ethereal Wave have been far better at accomplishing that task, especially if Art House operatic singers are part of the Acts, but rarely ever get credited for doing so.

Comments Submitted by Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC: FDA draft guidance: Evaluating the Public Health Importance of Food Allergens Other Than the Major Food Allergens Listed in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act — Gluten Free Watchdog

To everyone who must follow a gluten-free diet for medical reasons or loves someone who does, please comment on this draft guidance. You can access the guidance at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/19/2022-08303/evaluating-the-public-health-importance-of-food-allergens-other-than-the-major-food-allergens-listed You can comment at https://www.regulations.gov/commenton/FDA-2021-N-0553-0006 You can view comments posted to date at https://www.regulations.gov/document/FDA-2021-N-0553-0006/comment This draft guidance is taking the preemptive position that FDA will NOT…

Comments Submitted by Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC: FDA draft guidance: Evaluating the Public Health Importance of Food Allergens Other Than the Major Food Allergens Listed in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act — Gluten Free Watchdog

Leaked U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Draft Decision Incites Protests — UNICORN RIOT

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday evening, Politico published a leaked draft decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case they heard on December 1, 2021 concerning whether all pre-viability prohibitions on abortion are unconstitutional. The leaked draft states: “We hold that Roe and Casey must…The post Leaked U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Draft Decision Incites Protests…

Leaked U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Draft Decision Incites Protests — UNICORN RIOT

Please comment on FDA draft guidance on adding allergens to FALCPA — Gluten Free Watchdog

Call to Action. Please comment on the FDA draft guidance: Evaluating the Public Health Importance of Food Allergens Other Than the Major Food Allergens Listed in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act [FALCPA]: Guidance for FDA Staff and Stakeholders The draft guidance is available at https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/draft-guidance-fda-staff-and-stakeholders-evaluating-public-health-importance-food-allergens-other Comment at https://www.regulations.gov/commenton/FDA-2021-N-0553-0006 Purpose of the FDA Guidance…

Please comment on FDA draft guidance on adding allergens to FALCPA — Gluten Free Watchdog

Speaking of the end of Roe verses Wade

DOES John Halstead also view Abortion as Dominion over Nature, not just Birth Control? What about gender affirming healthcare for Trans and Nonbinary people? Does he really view Christofascism in the US as not something we should worry our pretty little heads about in that Reactionary UnHerd essay he recently quoted liberally from?

JUST ASKING QUESTIONS to any Atheist Pagans out there who still think he’s this great progressive Anarchist or whatever.

ETA: I think its pretty clear that Halstead has already been pilled by sites like UnHerd (JFC, they have an article on why we should let Covid rip through schools) and Crayzone for some time, as well as influence from the likes of Willdermuth, so I’m not optimistic about where he’s headed, to put it mildly.

ENVIRONMENTAL WAR CRIMES IN UKRAINE — CounterVortex

by Elliot Winter, Jurist The Russian invasion of Ukraine has entered its third month. The suffering of Ukrainian civilians has been awful and the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is satisfied that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe war crimes have been committed. Media attention has, quite rightly, focused on the plight of those…

ENVIRONMENTAL WAR CRIMES IN UKRAINE — CounterVortex

Norwescon, NORWAC

So despite the fact a local Conference got a Covid 19 outbreak, which was entirely expected and everyone is being manipulated to blame individuals instead of shit policy because we are all expected to Live With Covid these days, NORWAC will still make their Con Mask Optional, because fuck you, that’s why.

These decisions are institutional and a choice, and if you pay for these in person Cons you are enabling them, and if you are responsible for allowing these Cons to be in person instead of online only you are the enabler of these outbreaks.

ETA: Oh God, this is naive, to put it politely.

”They did the ethical thing of assuming good faith on the part of attendees.”

Covid 19 is an airborne virus, in the States in the US that had at least partial Lockdowns and Masking Requirements until they were very prematurely lifted-Washington State being one of them-they definitely slowed down transmission and lowered death and disabling rates.

The people running Norwescon are either ignorant of that fact or just do not care because they miss Cons, but it doesn’t matter, they counted on everyone to make the right choice and of course it would fail. Public Health is not a matter of individualist choices, regardless of intent of policy makers, Government or SF/F fans.

Norwescon Fans and Organizers learning the wrong lessons about Covid 19

So what else the fuck did you guys expect? You were counting on individualist solutions to a Global Health Problem, of course people would catch Covid there. Stop it with the meatspace Conventions until the Pandemic is over, you are only encouraging Spreader events of a highly infectious airborne virus that humanity is simply not close to Herd Immunity yet.

While we did our best, we knew that 100% protection was unlikely.

Yet you did it anyway. I have no pity for any of you whatsoever. You chose to play with fire, don’t complain about getting burnt. But you should apologize to every single damn attendee for risking their lives and long term health like that.