#GospelToday (Mt 14:13-21)
When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns. When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.

When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said, "This is a deserted place and it is already late; dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves."

[Jesus] said to them, "There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves."

But they said to him, "Five loaves and two fish are all we have here."

Then he said, "Bring them here to me," and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over -- twelve wicker baskets full.

Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.

One major problem is that there is no legal way for provinces to go bankrupt/force debt restructuring; it is widely assumed that the feds will bail them out rather than permit a default. Hence the feds are somewhat responsible for debt they did not agree to, and borrowers do not give provincial borrowing as much scrutiny as it deserves.

Canada needs a provincial bankruptcy law.

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"Even with more help for Muskrat Falls — Ottawa agreed to provide $5.2 billion towards costs now calculated at $13.1 billion — Newfoundland’s books remain in alarming shape, with debt servicing costs swallowing more cash than anything outside of health care. A poll in January found that more than half the province’s residents expect it to go bankrupt within a few years."

Liberals ensure the Muskrat Falls boondoggle is everyone's burden

#FreeRadical blog: "Skip 'Mastodon for iPhone'"

Sometimes a creator loses touch with how people use their creation. I worry that Eugen Rochko has found himself in a bubble and doesn’t understand why the rest of us like Mastodon. Eugen and friends released the new official Mastodon for iPhone app, and users noticed that it doesn’t show local [...]


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Caesar’s last words to Brutus (‘Kai su, teknon’, literally ‘You too, child’) may have been intended along the lines of ‘See you in hell, punk’, rather than as an expression of shock at being stabbed by one he had treated like a son, because the words ‘k...

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I have set up the first public #NNCP relay and file server - now open for signups! NNCP is a modern store-and-forward system with strong #crypto, capabilities for file transfer & remote command execution, support for everything from TCP to #sneakernet to sattelites. Sort of a modernized #UUCP meets #tor and #ssh. See the announcement here: lists.cypherpunks.ru/archive/n And more about nncp at nncpgo.org/

"We have a very tentative schedule: We won't cut the emacs-28 branch until (at the earliest) in mid-September."

Emacs 28.1 release schedule... ish

Elsewhere I see that they plan to add for 28.1, which will allow Emacs to run in pure . Native-comp was merged back in December 2020, so some major positive changes coming.

(I'm currently waiting for 27.1 to be released with , lists.gnu.org/archive/html/ema )

*Enemy at the Gates* is not a great movie, or even great war movie. Telling the story of the Battle of Stalingrad as a sniper's duel is like telling the story of the Battle of Lepanto from the perspective of an Ottoman and a Spanish rower. But the first 15 minutes are very strong.

I don't understand this hostility I'm seeing around Gargon just because he makes money based on donations, the most innocent of income models.

People pay him because they want to- they're not obligated to in any way, and he's not even offering an exchange.

He makes money. So what? What's the problem with that?

Folks who are angry about Gargon making money- help me understand your feelings/logic.

I'm saving this to read later for myself, but it should be a decent read. The guy has the best last name in the world, so...

Running My Own Email Server (2021-07-29)


Having recently re-deleted Instagram, it's a pleasure to see how nice @pixelfed looks now. Best part it is it's not algorimically attempting to manipulate my serotonin and testosterone levels.

The Quartering Act of 1765 did not force colonists host British troops in their homes as commonly believed. Rather, it called for construction of barracks, and if no room, housing was extended to “inns, livery stables, ale houses, victualling houses, an...

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Et la tuberculose était un problème d'il y a plusieurs décennies. La prise des enfants par le gouvernement pour l'assimilation culturelle n'est pas un crime non plus...

Mais l'investigation vaut la peine pour les abus physiques et sexuels. Peut-être on peut toujours envoyer des criminels en prison.

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