Mar
31

So if you are from Arizona and this is passed into law, the only rational thing for…

So if you are from Arizona and this is passed into law, the only rational thing for someone on a network like G+ to do would be to block you. Chilling for freedom of speech. It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use any electronic… Continue reading »

Mar
31

I can't imagine not wanting to leave my kids in a better situation than my parents…

I can't imagine not wanting to leave my kids in a better situation than my parents left me. Reshared post from +Stuart Marks It's kind of shitty being boned by your parents' generation. Embedded Link Young People in the Recession – The War Against Youth The recession didn't gut the prospects of American young people.… Continue reading »

Mar
31

When the shareholders keep demanding quarterly profits, nothing is off the table…

When the shareholders keep demanding quarterly profits, nothing is off the table. Reshared post from +Nicholas Kristof Remember the stories I've told of teenage girls sold on-line by pimps? Guess who co-owns the website that sold those girls? This is the leading prostitution website in America, implicated in sex trafficking of minors in 22 states,… Continue reading »

Mar
31

The new issue of the Pelican is out

You do know what that is, right? Embedded Link Mother Pelican ~ A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability Sustainable Human Development Google+: View post on Google+

Mar
31

We became top dog on those planet mainly through our ability to adapt to changing…

We became top dog on those planet mainly through our ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Funny how our leaders fight tooth and nail to keep things the same. Reshared post from +Christopher Jackson This is a MUST READ Embedded Link Stop Stealing Dreams The economy has changed, probably forever. School hasn't. School was invented… Continue reading »

Mar
31

Massive amounts of food for thought.

Massive amounts of food for thought. Embedded Link Engineering for Change Engineering for Change connects a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, NGOs, local governments and community advocates, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life … Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+

Mar
30

For all those who do not think there is anything wrong.

For all those who do not think there is anything wrong. Reshared post from +Lynn Sadler Why has the Department of Homeland Security ordered 450 million hollow-point bullets? Answer: Because American voters are dum-dums. I've got a million of 'em! I've got 450 million of 'em! Here is a press release. ATK Wins Five-Year, Indefinite… Continue reading »

Mar
30

Does national security trump the right to a fair trial?

That is where this is going. The government will claim national security, the defense attorney (as he must) will protest that his client will not be able to have a fair trial and it will all go before a secret court. Embedded Link Lawyer says U.S. blocks investigation of Afghan massacre SEATTLE (Reuters) – The… Continue reading »

Mar
30

Have you had enough yet?

In February, the oil giant BP reported reported $7.7 billion in profit for the fourth quarter of 2011, a 38 percent increase from a year earlier. This company should be out of business, its assets seized and sold or better yet, nationalized and the proceeds of every dime of profit between now and the day… Continue reading »

Mar
30

How long can we keep increasing consumption in the face of declining incomes?

Personal consumption is ultimately a function of the income available from which that spending is derived. As such, the current decline in the growth rate of incomes, without the tailwind of easy credit, poses a much greater threat to the current level of anemic economic growth than we have seen in past cycles. Embedded Link… Continue reading »

Mar
30

A good overview of the problems

But this one is simply over the top. These days many Americans are very hesitant to get involved with helping out anyone else. For example, an 86-year-old World War II veteran living near Detroit was recently brutally carjacked in broad daylight at a gas station. He could not walk after the attack because his leg… Continue reading »

Mar
30

Who's balance sheet is this going to go on, do you think?

Going beyond GDP by taking into account the value of natural capital when measuring progress. Privatizing profit and socializing costs as usual. Embedded Link Planet under Pressure conference, London: Final statement Scientists issued the first "State of the Planet" declaration at a major gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of… Continue reading »

Mar
30

If it doesn't kill the cell directly it damages its DNA, killing it

Monsanto’s formulated version of glyphosate called Roundup Ultra Max caused cellular damage and DNA damage including chromosomal abnormalities and ultimately killed the cells at higher concentrations. Importantly, DNA damage occurred at concentrations below those required to induce cell damage, suggesting that the DNA damage was caused directly by glyphosate instead of being an indirect result… Continue reading »

Mar
30

The Internet, a historical perspective.

The Internet, a historical perspective. Google+: View post on Google+

Mar
30

The military gets it

Notice how they didn't wait for the market to solve it for them? Reshared post from +Brian Gauspohl US military is turning to solar energy on its bases Fort Hood Army base in Texas TX http://www.army.mil/article/76848/Fort_Hood_turns_on_solar_field__generates_renewable_energy/ Embedded Link Fort Hood turns on solar field, generates renewable energy | Article | The United States Army After… Continue reading »

Mar
30

BULLSHIT !

“The sad reality is that emergency departments across the country are often a place of last resort for many people in our society who suffer from complex social problems that become medical issues when they are not addressed. It is unfortunate that it takes a tragic event like this to call attention to a crisis… Continue reading »

Mar
30

High levels of cortisol are a killer

I wonder if you could use the argument that your job is killing you so you should be allowed to bring your dog to work every day? The researchers did not observe a difference between the three employee groups on stress hormone levels, which was measured via a saliva sample, in the morning, but during… Continue reading »

Mar
30

Remind me again what the FDA is for?

Was it protecting people from bad corporate policy or is it protecting bad corporate policy from the people? Evidently, the FDA counts the amount of signatures not by how many people signed, but how many different individual letters are brought to it. To the FDA, even tens of thousands of signatures presented on a single… Continue reading »

Mar
30

Is this surprising?

Published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, the results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are 51% more likely to develop depression. Embedded Link The link between fast food and depression has been confirmed A new study along the same lines as its predecessors shows how eating… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Heresy. But in a good way

Many people would agree that the central desirable end of economic activity is a high quality of life for this and future generations. Conventional economists argue that humans are insatiable, and therefore economics should focus on endless economic growth and ever-increasing consumption. Considerable evidence, however, suggests that humans are in fact satiable-there is a point… Continue reading »

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