COVID-19 is exposing a lot of truths.
The free market is useless in any kind of crisis. It is barely functional in terms of mobilising labour and resources in the best conditions, it is flat out useless when things are tough - and things are going to get tough as the climate worsens and the oil runs out.
It turns out that the people paid the least in society are the most important, and many highly regarded jobs just aren't all that important.

For everyone who has a account or is interested in it, the 20th of March a fork will happen, forking out Steemit Inc. at It should deal with basically all problems that are dealt with now and all criticism that people had about Steemit so far. I highly recommend staying tuned about this, it's a huge step in decentralized social media.

@AnarchoCoward gen Z already calls themselves Zoomers, so I think we will stick to the cool names. Maybe with the virus we will have a new actual baby boom generation...

“It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.” — Nathaniel Borenstein, 1992

@MartinShadok nun plene enrete, mi ĵus memoris vin pro la "heviti", ĝi parolas pri la h-problemo se oni havas la francan kiel gepatran lingvon...

@musicmatze gitea is nice. I have my own instance at -- no public registrations but if you want I can make you an account.

@kittybecca I think they do... which is even more horrible. There is a part of society that is both "christian" and harmfully darwinist...

@pepijndevos voor SSB maar dan simpeler en je hebt er net iets meer aan, maar bijna geen mensen xD, check bogbook.

@persi @MartinShadok Mi supozas ke iu ankoraŭ ie havas la rimedojn por forigi nevolatajn ŝtatestrojn...


@kittybecca I suppose that they refer to the revival of spoken hebrew that runs the country now? You could say they have a point there... But hebrew in general, hell no xD.

A big problem is that the issues in Israel are hugely simplified. We are actually talking about several issues here that no party paints correctly because it would show the problems on both sides. Although many Palestinians are stateless since 6 day war, rip Israel wouldn't even solve that, and 6dw is not Israel's fault.

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Bonvenon! Malferme al ĉiaj kaj ĉiuj respektemaj esperantistoj.