Suicide rates in Japan have risen sharply in the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous handouts to people, a survey found.
The planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction according to an international group of scientists, who warn people still haven’t grasped the urgency of the biodiversity and climate crises.
The Social Dilemma (movie) shows that social network services promote outrage and division because that leads to more views which leads to more profit- and to the breakdown of society and democracy (as is happening right now across the world, particularly in the US)
By contrast, Polis is a social network that promotes and amplifies agreement, so we can find our common ground.
THIS IS THE FUCKING ANSWER!
Get it started in your locale!
Anyone know anyone in okinawa who might be able to help??
I just posted something on Facebook using someone’s preferred pronouns of “them and their”, which I know is an issue that riles some people up, so I want to explain that issue as I see it:
If I started calling you, and referring to you, as “dickface”: – “Hi dickface””morning dickface how’s it going?” – “fancy a quick pint after work, dickface?” – “have you seen dickface lately?” – “Let’s invite dickface to our meeting, he might have some useful input”
I don’t think it would take very long before you got pretty pissed and asked me to stop. And having been asked to stop, the considerate (of your point of view and experience) thing for me to do is to stop.