Just random thought:

Christmas is 25-26th December (Jesus was born at midnight).

That date is also fairly close to winter solstice (longest night; actually around 21st Dec, but that's difficult to measure precisely)

25th of December is the 359th day of the year.

Egyptians had a 360 day-year with 5 days left over for celebrations (ever thought why there were 360 degrees in a circle?)

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I feel like there's a lot of symbolism in the birth of Christ.
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or since I was reading Demon Haunted World by Sagan:

There is child abuse, and there are such things as repressed memories. But there are also such things as false memories and confabulations, and they are not rare at all. Misrememberings are the rule, not the exception. They occur all the time. They occur even in cases where the subject is absolutely confident - even when the memory is a seemingly unforgettable flashbulb, one of those metaphorical mental photographs.

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It's super difficult to be on the side of facts today without sounding insensitive or hateful. Here's an example with where I'll sound like a nazi:

Not saying all cases are false, not at all, but just a gentle reminder we've had this in the past: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_me

Considering consuming less, upgrading less, wasting less but also consider being involved in growing awareness and educating ourselves and others.

youtu.be/i2f649TIYoI

Additionally consider websites such as ethicalconsumer.org/ simply as a curiosity to find out how good are the companies that provide our services (goods, financial, etc).

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For the past few days I've been experimenting with the protocol. It's been great. There's an active community using the protocol, and it was easy to curate a list of people to follow. It looks like there's an effort to write a client in Rust. I look forward to seeing that progress. scuttlebutt.nz/

On the importance and "sanctity?" of free speech: It is important to note that if we consider evolution (Darwinian selection) not just of individuals but also of IDEAS then free speech becomes fundamental and it is a noble act to defend it.

youtube.com/watch?v=EuNeqawPuu

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The best way to reduce your plastic footprint is to reduce plastic usage. Recycling plastic doesn't really work that well moneyweek.com/economy/global-e

Consider using refillable containers or simply be more aware of the plastic that you are purchasing.

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