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A unilateral ceasefire is just a prelude to the next escalation.

By a man who knows the region. Harald Malmgren is a geopolitical strategist, negotiator and former aide to Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.

unherd.com/2022/06/putins-war-

“It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.”

- Isocrates

Today, spurred on by a marvelous post by @dajbelshaw, I mused on 5 reasons I will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

robert.winter.ink/pro-monarchy

‘According to the sociologist Nathalie Paton, rampage shootings represent a perverse expression of some of our culture’s dominant values, including self-expression, autonomy, and authenticity. “Nowadays the social norm is to ask each and every person to pursue individuation, to become autonomous,” she says. “But it’s a paradox — when you ask everyone to be original not everyone can be, so they have to go to extremes like violence.”’

unherd.com/2022/05/why-young-m

Trivia question: Nottingham Forest were promoted to the Premier League after a 23-year absence yesterday. Which former cabinet minister said they would spend more time watching the club upon their retirement?

29 May 1986.

#OnThisDay the 🇪🇺 EU flag was raised for the first time in front of the Berlaymont building – our headquarters in Brussels.

The then Commission’s President, Jacques Delors, led the ceremony to mark its official adoption to the sound of the EU anthem.

#EUHistory

Answer: Clement Attlee (Labour) and Clement Davies (Liberal).

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Trivia question: Anthony Eden's Conservatives emerged as the winner of the 1955 election on this day 67 years ago. But who were leading Labour and the Liberals?

Seems I’m developing a following in Neuchâtel. A little unexpected.

I really am loving the new look Proton.

Hopefully some kind soul will produce an emoji for the new look. 🤓

proton.me/news/new-visual-univ

Trivia question: Edward Heath privatised which iconic high street business on this day in 1972?

Though, one thing it needs for verbose posters such as I: the ability to add another post from the compose window.

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Thank the old gods and the new. The official Mastodon app now has a new post button at the bottom of the screen.

List of Worker-Owned Tech Cooperatives Worldwide

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

I'm linking to the HN discussion as it's interesting how techbros like to say something's not possible when there's literally lots of people doing it!

(Yes, I've submitted a PR to add @weareopencoop)

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