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It seems quite easy to push a group towards a decision by making any concrete, implementable proposal: a good one may be gratefully accepted; a bad one stimulates the development of others.

But what about if a group isn't ready? If the topic is complex or contentious, pressure can be counterproductive. Anyone got tips for 'backing up' to creatively examine situations?

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oh nice, they're doing a bollywood remake of run Lola run

Wow! Scottish Parliament introduced free bus travel for 5 - 18 year olds this March, and will be extending it up to 21 year olds the beginning of next year!

๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐ŸšŒ

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european citizens' initiative for universal basic income, :boost_ok: 

for anyone that hasn't seen this:
there's an ECI for establishing universal basic income throughout the EU
if you're eligible to sign it (are an EU citizen) i urge you to do so

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did anyone try rolling out ads for fedi on fb?

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We've been having a bit of a summer (well, autumn soon) pause for Karrot, especially as I (@nicksellen) have been on a bike tour ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

BUT we have very exciting news! ๐Ÿ“ฐ

We're through to the next round of the nlnet funding thing we applied for ๐Ÿค‘ ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ธ

Will be bigger celebration if we get all the way, but nice to celebrate for now! ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿพ

Thought: when taking the train, it is a small act of solidarity with anyone riding without a ticket, to take your time when presenting your train ticket to the conductor ๐Ÿค”

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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

๐ŸŒŸ @IanCykowski & @Iancylkowski - Lovely landscape photos of the English countryside

๐ŸŒŸ @inventaire - Free open platform for cataloguing and sharing physical books

๐ŸŒŸ @lib_reviews - FOSS platform for reviewing anything, Libre alternative to Yelp

๐ŸŒŸ @mntmn - Small indie company making a Libre laptop

๐ŸŒŸ @PrototypeFund - German fund for development of open software

๐ŸŒŸ @telecoop - French phone network co-operative, owned by its members

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If you need more proof
then I'll search on internet
to find more of it

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The Scottish of 2020/21 was concluded earlier this year by the way, results here:

Sadly I don't think it got a lot of publicity... Strategic media silence?

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It's now pretty clear how lobbying can be used to purchase the will of politicians.

was the final proof for me that voter will can also quite effectively be bought.

But a whole bunch of (pseudo-)random people, who have enough time and support to really explore topics and understand eachother, who can't do anything to secure re-'election'... There will of course be methods of manipulation, but much harder.

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The systematically challenges since capital can not purchase power within one.

I had the 'Giant Puffball' positively identified by three other people, and it was delicious! Very creamy texture, pungent aroma.

It seems the biggest danger in identification is when they're very small. Several Amanita species look like tiny eggs when they start out, and can be deadly.

Would be a shame to pick puffballs when they're that small anyway, they can grow more than 30cm wide apparently.

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@douginamug there's a new queer Yiddish anarchist cafรฉ that just opened up in Glasgow called the Pink Peacock, can recommend

Hey people in Scotland! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

I'm back with my partner for some weeks after almost 2 years ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Looking forward to hitchhiking directions North-West and camping/staying in bothies. Also want to visit old initiatives and new, and exchange: freeshops, activist centers, living communities etc.

Any suggestions/advice welcome ๐Ÿฅƒ

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