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The concept of race has its roots in Christian Nationalist views of "inferior" people
  • I mean… not really. Neanderthals were a distinct species and were far more genetically distinct than any modern human populations are from each other. There isn’t any scientifically valid definition of race that remotely resembles its use in common parlance. Certainly different cultures exist. But we don’t define race by culture exactly. Different physical traits exist as well, but they often overlap between different races, so they don’t completely define race either.

    Race is an artificial amalgam of different concepts used to rank people hierarchically. It isn’t real in any physical sense, but only exists as an idea to justify stratifications on society.

  • Kew Gardens says it could lose half its trees due to climate change - BBC News
  • We have all of these species growing in California which is basically a hotter, drier version of the same climate. So while these species will be more stressed, I doubt they will completely disappear.

    English oak and English holly do reasonably well here, though they usually need some irrigation. Silver birch and European beech are definitely more marginal and you may see higher mortality with those species.

  • Joe Biden has dropped out of the presidential race. What effects will his decision have?
  • I’d say largely neutral. Progressives don’t love her because she was a prosecutor. She has a bit of a reputation for opportunism and lacks charisma but pretty standard democrat overall.

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  • That’s pretty much what happened after the terror lmao. Exactly my point. Backfired heavily.

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  • And it became a socialist utopia forever and nothing bad happened after that period at all!

    I was talking specifically in the labor rights era. Obviously mass killings have happened in history, but again, they didn’t lead to a better society.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • Oh well I actually agree that the left can push through a candidate that party leaders dislike if we got organized. But usually the left isn’t very good at that, and there’s no time to do so in this specific case.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • Narrowly and due to lies, intimidation, and structural advantages the right has in this country. Wouldn’t work for the left.

    Besides, I was just saying that we the people aren’t really making this decision, and the ones that are won’t pick AOC.

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  • No, we have these rights because people exercised collective power in an organized and strategic manner. Including, yes, disruptive acts of protest which if you had asked instead of trying to shift the goal posts to, you would find that I support.

    The isolated cases of lone wolf killings were not frequent enough to have any real effect but what effect it did have was to cause fear and division among the people we need to organize, and to give rhetorical weapons to the powers that be.

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  • It’s not at all the same. Violent self defense is acceptable because it’s an instantaneous decision with few options and no time to consider alternative strategy. It’s not because murdering bad people is totally fun and cool and you should do it any time it seems convenient.

    Yes, bad things are happening, and radical actions are justified, if they improve the situation, and if less harmful options are unavailable or ineffective. But we could spend the entire next year debating and discussing how to defeat and destroy the power of the rich, and if we come away with a successful strategy, everything would be fine. It’s not the same as Elon Musk cornering us in a dark alley with a gun. The people collectively have far more power than the ruling class, and that power, in the present time, is most effectively wielded non-violently. We still have plenty of time and power to act, if we organize.

    I don’t find this argument that going on a murder-rampage is the best strategy compelling at all. This type of behavior has never produced better living conditions any time in history that I can think of. These violent fantasies have nothing to do with the organization and action that will solve our problems, and instead act as strange fantasies for disturbed people, and to convince people that leftists are all violent weirdos. It’s actually completely counterproductive towards building the movement we need.

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  • Well, I was trying to be charitable. People who seriously want to murder people they’ve never met have serious emotional problems and should seek therapy.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • I like her too but I personally am not sure her popularity is broad enough to be president. But we’ll see. I hope you’re right.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • That’s exactly what I was referring to.

    To be clear, the Democratic leadership is not all powerful. The people can push through a nominee leadership hates if we unite. But given the nature of this nomination process, party leaders have an exceptional amount of power this year, and the people have very little.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • The conversation among those who will decide the nominee. I’ve not heard anyone seriously discuss this outside of online forums.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • Maybe maybe not but there’s 0 chance she’ll be the nominee this year.

  • Kamala Harris Holds Emergency Call With Dem Donors
  • They’re all pieces of shit, you don’t come to lead a political party without being one. But we’ve still got to pick which is the least smelly piece of shit of the bunch.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • I think the VP for a woman or POC probably needs to be a boring white guy unfortunately. I think there’s still a lot of racism and sexism lurking beneath the surface in the US so you don’t want it to look like some kind of feminist or minority takeover.

  • AOC says many who want Joe Biden off ticket also want to remove Kamala
  • Much as people on the left like to repeat this, I’m not sure it’s evident that this is the main weakness of the Democratic ticket. Even if true, you’d be solving one weakness by creating another.

    But I’d be curious about polling on this, I could be wrong certainly. If Harris becomes the nominee, we might start to see some polling on VP picks.

  • The Deep
  • The logo at least lines up with a real expedition but could still be fake obviously.

    https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1605/background/plan/welcome.html

  • Compost
  • Composting is a specific set of chemical processes that take place in a hot, highly oxygenated environment with the proper mix of nutrients for microbial growth. It is not comparable to ordinary decomposition in soil.

    Composting can destroy prions, but it might be different to ensure you’ve destroyed all of them. Read more here: https://www.beefresearch.ca/fact-sheets/can-composting-destroy-bse-prions/

    PS: I think it’s not good to joke about killing people, even shitty people.

  • www.washingtonpost.com Inside America’s billion-dollar quest to squeeze more trees into cities

    We follow an arborist around D.C. to find out why it’s so hard to plant urban trees.

    Inside America’s billion-dollar quest to squeeze more trees into cities

    https://web.archive.org/save/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fclimate-solutions%2F2024%2F07%2F06%2Furban-tree-planting%2F

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    Sacramento @lemmy.world LibertyLizard @slrpnk.net

    A mom of a nonbinary teen became an anti-trans activist, fracturing a California family

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    Redlined neighborhoods see less biodiversity than wealthier areas, report says

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10748432

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    Redlined neighborhoods see less biodiversity than wealthier areas, report says

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10748432

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    Redlined neighborhoods see less biodiversity than wealthier areas, report says

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    www.ktvu.com New California laws go into effect on July 1

    Starting July 1, a batch of new laws will take effect in California, ranging from legislation banning junk fees, to a law designed to prevent victims from getting unknowingly drugged at bars and clubs.

    New California laws go into effect on July 1

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16509736

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    calmatters.org Scorching schoolyards: California groups want more trees, less asphalt at schools

    Groups push California to plant more trees at schools to protect students from a warming planet. Here’s how they want to pay for it.

    Scorching schoolyards: California groups want more trees, less asphalt at schools

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10462886

    > This picture was too cute for me to resist!

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    calmatters.org Scorching schoolyards: California groups want more trees, less asphalt at schools

    Groups push California to plant more trees at schools to protect students from a warming planet. Here’s how they want to pay for it.

    Scorching schoolyards: California groups want more trees, less asphalt at schools

    This picture was too cute for me to resist!

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    Tree-sit Stops Old-growth Logging Project in Southern Oregon

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    apnews.com In Indonesia, women ranger teams go on patrol to slow deforestation

    A female-led group of forest rangers in Indonesia are defying social norms to lead patrols in the jungle to combat deforestation.

    In Indonesia, women ranger teams go on patrol to slow deforestation

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16316375

    > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16316322 > > > In Indonesia, women ranger teams go on patrol to slow deforestation

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    www.theguardian.com The end of the great northern forests? The tiny tree-killing beetle wreaking havoc on our ancient giants

    Forests across Europe, the US and Canada have been hard hit by drought, fires and bark beetles. Now scientists fear the northern hemisphere’s greatest carbon sink is nearing a tipping point

    The end of the great northern forests? The tiny tree-killing beetle wreaking havoc on our ancient giants
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    Are Oaks In Trouble?

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    Sacramento @lemmy.world LibertyLizard @slrpnk.net

    Obscure Transit: SacRT Light Rail

    What do people here think about the light rail? Personally I never use it. If it had better coverage or frequency maybe but it’s never a very efficient way to get around for me.

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    Cannonball tree

    cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/13186793

    > Couroupita guianensis, Penang botanical garden.

    Make sure to check out the flowers too! https://mander.xyz/comment/10767031

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    May urban foraging

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    Picking mulberries by the dumpster—mostly above my head but the ones I could reach were tasty.

    The flower petals are feijoa—I recently learned they are edible and delicious. They taste like marshmallows.

    Hope y’all are having fun and staying safe out there!

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    EDIBLE FOREST GARDEN · Grow Food & Heal the Earth · Lessons Learned

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/9575309

    > Very cool project and glad to see it’s still going strong. Fun fact: I actually helped plant some of the very first trees here when it was just an empty field.

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    EDIBLE FOREST GARDEN · Grow Food & Heal the Earth · Lessons Learned

    Very cool project and glad to see it’s still going strong. Fun fact: I actually helped plant some of the very first trees here when it was just an empty field.

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    Sacramento @lemmy.world LibertyLizard @slrpnk.net

    Sac State to alter investment policies in light of pro-Palestine encampment

    statehornet.com BREAKING: Sac State to alter investment policies in light of pro-Palestine encampment

    Sacramento State becomes the first California State University to announce divestment from “corporations that profit from genocide,” according to revised policies from President Luke Wood.

    BREAKING: Sac State to alter investment policies in light of pro-Palestine encampment
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    Wild strawberry season is here!

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    Anyone else finding these? Small but delicious.

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    www.startribune.com This ancient tree is one of the oldest in Minnesota. The warming climate might kill it.

    The Legacy Tree has withstood windstorms, endured drought, dodged fires and even escaped the lumber mill, which leveled the surrounding forest — but it may not survive Minnesota’s future climate.

    This ancient tree is one of the oldest in Minnesota. The warming climate might kill it.
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