I worked retail years ago. The general public didn't call today "Black Friday" then, that phrase was used behind the scenes by retail employees who were dreading their worst working day of the year. "Black Friday" was basically saying "we're doomed," it wasn't a HAPPY expression at all.
Later the marketing types got hold of the term, it began popping up in ads, and now the shopping hordes are all "yay Black Friday!"
It makes my retail-survivor heart sad every time an expression of pain coined by the overworked and underpaid is used to entice more shoppers.
"We look at the police and politicians calling for the abolition of the internet and 3d printing and laugh, but history and even very recent social struggles are filled with situations of political power successfully suppressing inventions and more productive implementations or infrastructures."
All mines pollute, and the shift to industrial-scale green energy is based on a huge expansion in mining.
This is our response. https://twitter.com/PersonalEscrito/status/1455977594403307529
Rideshare drivers are striking today, July 21st. Midnight to midnight
The United States just bombed Somalia again but this time under Biden. There is no excuse for this.
"This wild-born male chimpanzee named H.N. noticed that I was drawing his portrait.
I was careful not to stare at him, just glance respectfully. Every ten minutes or so he wanted me to show him how I was coming along on the sketch."
Likewise when you hear “turn off the lights when you leave the room, get energy efficient appliances” they’re once again moving the responsibility to the consumer rather than the oil and gas conglomerates which constantly push back against green energy solutions. Turning off your lights will not save us
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