Mar
29

'Sustainable development" is an oxymoron.

It is time to start thinking about how to actually proceed with some solutions to our problems. Unfortunately, in recent years the word sustainable has become widely used to refer merely to practices that are reputed to be more environmentally sound than others. Often the word is used so carelessly as to lead some environmentalists… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Distribution, paper supply and news services had fallen into the hands of powerful…

Distribution, paper supply and news services had fallen into the hands of powerful groups able and willing to crush out any new types of periodical, or any inimical schools of public suggestion. They set about stereotyping the public mind. – H.G. Wells, The Shape of Things To Come, Published September 1933 Google+: View post on… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Hmmmm, where have I seen this….

Hmmmm, where have I seen this…. Reshared post from +Corin Goodwin Yes! Embedded Link Expert-By-Association Syndrome | Psychology Today Ignorance coupled with confidence is a dangerous combination By Nate Kornell, Ph.D…. Google+: View post on Google+

Mar
29

All politics is local

Everything from this point until November will be coloured by a re-election campaign. Good thing there is nothing pressing on the agenda, we got all the tasty legislation done before spring. Unwillingness to talk directly to the officials who actually can make a difference is what the White House is all about because Obama intends… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Cool.

Cool. Embedded Link 50ft Electromechanical Snake Titanoboa! Titanoboa: a 50 foot mechanical rebirth of its prehistoric namesake: a huge snake that lived during the paleocene epoch. By Vancouver artist Charlie Brinson Google+: View post on Google+

Mar
29

True democracy in action

To take control of the decisions that effect you in all facets of life, not just the tiny dribble of political democracy we have been afforded by our masters in the past. Reshared post from +john kinsey Hey Ayn Rand – When Atlas shrugs, turns out nothing happens. But, when the worker shrugs, the gears… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Anyone else notice the character count in the posting box?

Or is it just me? Google+: View post on Google+

Mar
29

48% of the population votes

Is it still a democratic republic? Or should we stop the pretense and find something else to to replace "democratic"? Embedded Link OECD iLibrary: Statistics / Society at a Glance / 2011 / Voting rates are generally falling You are here: Home / Statistics / Society at a Glance / 2011 / Voting rates are… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Cutting through all the crap about the economy is needlessly difficult

The good news is that the actual data is the actual data. It doesn’t change because of some ever changing seasonal hocus pocus factor that results in 5 years worth of data revisions that still do not accurately reflect reality. I analyze only the actual data, which is the data that everyone should be focused… Continue reading »

Mar
29

No comment required.

No comment required. Embedded Link One Government's Meat Is Any Other Man's Felony Poison | ZeroHedge Ever feel like standing in Benny and the Centrally Planned Inkjets' shoes while in the comfort of your own home? Don't. As the following table demonstrates, doing what the US government does on a dail… Google+: View post on… Continue reading »

Mar
29

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Mar
29

Call. Time to see if they are bluffing or not

If they are then extend and pretend time is over. Shit is about to get real. How are you fixed for food? Farmland? Everyone has been very quick to tell me, again and again over the past five years that we always manage to find a way to muddle through and it will be no… Continue reading »

Mar
29

The exercise of coercive authority over the individual, we argue, is all that a free…

The exercise of coercive authority over the individual, we argue, is all that a free society ought to prohibit. The simplest arguments are the best. Embedded Link “Moral Crime” in the Total State D'Amato: Under the pretext of protection people from themselves and from their own vices, the state engages in all kinds of villainy… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Can it get any more corrupt than this?

Can it get any more corrupt than this? Reshared post from +Jim Feig Embedded Link Senators Who Voted To Protect Oil Tax Breaks Received $23,582,500 From Big Oil In a 51-47 vote, 43 Senate Republicans and four Democrats filibustered to protect $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Although a majority voted for Sen.… Continue reading »

Mar
29

Hope for an important native tree.

Hope for an important native tree. Embedded Link Revival of the American elm tree A healthy century old American elm on the campus of the University of Guelph could hold the key to reviving the species that has been decimated by Dutch elm disease. This tree is an example of a small… Google+: View post… Continue reading »

Mar
29

"We calculated that in order to reach lunar orbit, a 1-kg nanosatellite with…

"We calculated that in order to reach lunar orbit, a 1-kg nanosatellite with our motor would travel for about six months and consume 100 milliliters of fuel," explains Muriel Richard, a scientist in EPFL's Swiss Space Center. Talk about excellent gas mileage. Embedded Link Getting to the moon on drops of fuel The first prototype… Continue reading »

Mar
29

"Low-dose effects are remarkably common in studies of natural hormones and EDCs,"…

"Low-dose effects are remarkably common in studies of natural hormones and EDCs," said Vandenberg. "We recommend greatly expanded and generalized safety testing and surveillance to detect potential adverse effects of this broad class of chemicals. Before new chemicals are developed, a wider range of doses, extending into the low-dose range, should be fully tested." I… Continue reading »

Mar
28

The government is also taking action

Canada is set to push forward new measures to cut approval times for major pipeline projects in order to speed the completion of proposed routes to the Pacific Ocean and refiners in Asia. The government of Canada was voted into power by 24.7% of the electorate. They are facing a wee bit of opposition on… Continue reading »

Mar
28

Interesting mystery

"Identical – they are identical problems," Robichaux said, picking up a 2008 report on Gulf War illness. "The symptoms are coming from different chemicals, causing the same problems: Association with diverse biological alterations that most prominently affects the brain and nervous system, – exactly what I'm seeing. Not explained by routine medical evaluations … symptoms… Continue reading »

Mar
28

Science. Studying why conservatives don't trust science

The study also found that the declining trust in science among conservatives was not attributable to changes among less educated conservatives, but rather to rising distrust among better educated conservatives. "It is a significant finding and the opposite of what many might expect," Gauchat said. Embedded Link Study: Conservatives' trust in science has fallen dramatically… Continue reading »

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