Gas station repair
Across the street from my work they've been replacing the tank underneath a gas station. They completely dismantled the roof and pumps, broke up the concrete, dug up the old tank, and put in a new one. They've been at work for over a month, including a large excavator with "Petroleum Engineering" on it.
If this had been an electric car charging facility, they'd have been done in a few days and there'd have been nothing toxic underground. So much simpler. #ElectrifyEverything
US Pol, indigenous people
Visiting the Big Island of Hawai'i, met indigenous people and allies halting construction of another, enormous telescope on Mauna Kea by occupying an access road.
It would be a great telescope, but very invasive of indigenous sacred land. Naturally, no one asked them. And this is not just about telescopes, it's the moment they decided to push back.
Just stopping in at the local worker-owned restaurant, Red Emma's in Baltimore. #Coop
Button, Islam in America
Would anyone be interested in this button I designed? You can order it from https://www.wackybuttons.com, design ID 3777814. Choose "Order" then "Order by design ID". I don't make any money from it, you'd be buying direct from the manufacturer.
1682 is the year Virginia listed Muslims among the classes of people who could be held as slaves. 15-20% of enslaved Africans were Muslim.
Font is Linux Biolinum, my favorite.
Look who knows where the radiator is. #MastoCats
Selfie, eye contact
My wife @Betsy24 and I have been campaigning for progressive state senate candidate Sam Hammar. She's challenging an incumbent Democrat. The primary is tomorrow. *Selfie with my wife and I; she's wearing a T-shirt with the campaign logo, Lady Liberty holding up a hammer, and holding fliers. I'm wearing a straw hat with a campaign button.*
*Someone* likes the hot weather.
*Cat sprawled on small round table on porch*
How great a tail is (1/2). Paws are good too (2/2).
*Cat curled up on bed with nose tucked under tail, then (second photo) tucked under paw.*
Statistician, Free Software enthusiast, amateur musician (mostly Middle Eastern) in the Boston, USA, area.
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