Sep
30

Canada.

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Sep
30

We seem to keep changing the definitions of "young"

The young woman was looking through the day’s trash for her next meal. Already, she had found a dozen aging potatoes she deemed edible and loaded them onto a luggage cart parked nearby. Embedded Link Hunger on the Rise in Spain As the economy worsens, some residents of Spain are turning to garbage bins in… Continue reading »

Sep
30

Character is so hard to measure though

And also so difficult to lead when found in large numbers. Too many children, he says, lead coddled sub-urban lives, shielded from adversity, and knocked sideways when they have to confront real problems in adulthood. Embedded Link ‘We have focused way too much on intelligence and cognitive skills’ Why do some children succeed while others… Continue reading »

Sep
30

Hormones, antibiotics and chemotherapy chemicals are also on the list

Where does your water come from? The discovery of caffeine pollution in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is further evidence that contaminants in human waste are entering natural water systems, with unknown consequences for wildlife and humans alike, experts say. Embedded Link Caffeinated Seas Found off U.S. Pacific Northwest The Pacific Northwest's coffee culture may… Continue reading »

Sep
30

Remember that the only people who have any idea how much oil the Saudis have left…

Remember that the only people who have any idea how much oil the Saudis have left in the ground are the Saudis. It looks like they are acting accordingly. Ask yourself why we are not. The central government is seeking $109 billion of investment for building a solar industry, aiming to get a third of… Continue reading »

Sep
29

The difference between living by democratic principles in all areas of life, including…

The difference between living by democratic principles in all areas of life, including economic, and what we have. In places where people are able to have a say, they say they want better wages, benefits, good schools, good roads, parks, a clean environment, safety standards, and things like that. In places where people do not… Continue reading »

Sep
29

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Sep
28

Fool us once, shame on you

Fool us for the what, twenty or thirtieth time this century and what does that make us? Besides ridiculous. In other words, the government is using the age-old bully’s trick: pretending that the victim is the attacker, and the bully is merely defending himself. Embedded Link American Media Drums Up Support for War … Again… Continue reading »

Sep
28

What will be bubbling over next?

Over the past twenty years, tuition growth exceeded the average rate of inflation by nearly 3% annually, while both grant aid and Federal loans per full-time undergraduate exceeded by about 5% annually. This trend is not sustainable, in our view. Embedded Link The Student Loan Bubble In 19 Simple Charts | ZeroHedge A picture paints… Continue reading »

Sep
28

How about we just admit that we made a mistake and start envisioning a future that…

How about we just admit that we made a mistake and start envisioning a future that doesn't include cars? "The air was amazingly clean that weekend," Paulson said. "Our measurements in Santa Monica were almost below what our instruments could detect, and the regional effect was significant. It was a really eye-opening glimpse of what… Continue reading »

Sep
28

Our government sure must hate the Internet

So many facts to counter, so little time. The West has sent out a message that the only way for unpopular regimes to avoid invasion is to obtain nuclear weapons. North Korea sought and obtained nuclear weapons and their vicious and economically-failed regime has stayed in power. Qaddafi gave up his nuclear ambitions, and was… Continue reading »

Sep
28

So is this good news for the economy?

Or just for the oil companies? Embedded Link High gasoline prices lift consumer spending in August WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending rose in August by the most in six months as households stretched to pay for higher gasoline prices, according to a government report on Friday that pointe… Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View… Continue reading »

Sep
28

What other conglomeration of industries could get away with killing this many civilians…

What other conglomeration of industries could get away with killing this many civilians in one year? Besides pharmaceuticals and the munitions companies that is. A statistical projection from January through June estimates 16,290 people died in vehicular crashes this year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Embedded Link Traffic fatalities up 9% in… Continue reading »

Sep
28

Elected people are buttheads too

Especially. The garden was planted by Occupy Gardens and allies on May 1st, in defense of local and global food security. While the garden has been growing undisturbed for nearly 5 months, with the help of hundreds in the community, the city deliberately decided to have it removed upon the eve of the Autumn Jam:… Continue reading »

Sep
28

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary,…

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. – Aldous Huxley Google+: View post on Google+

Sep
28

Rules for being a parasite

Never kill the host and never let the host know you exist and are a parasite. Reshared post from +Armando Lioss Google+: View post on Google+

Sep
28

First World Problem?

Or the only sane way out of this mess? What we need is a new nature movement, one that includes but goes beyond traditional environmentalism and sustainability, one that paints a portrait of a compelling, inspiring society that is better than the one we presently live in. Embedded Link FORWARD TO NATURE: The New Nature… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Never interrupt the enemy while they are making mistakes

Especially when they are the same mistakes that led to your downfall. The choices China makes in the years ahead will have an immense impact not only on the long-term viability, livability, and energy efficiency of its cities, but also on the health of the entire planet. Unfortunately, much of what China is building is… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Think of the potential for abuse

And then realize it was designed that way. Whereas public departments of corrections on the state and federal levels are subject to disclosure statutes under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), private prison firms contracting with public agencies are not. Embedded Link Private Prisons Currently Exempt from Freedom of Information Act It seems that every… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Demonstrably violent drone pilots vs. purportedly violent Islamists

Or something. The expansive use of "double-tap" drone strikes is just one of a number of more recent phenomena in the covert war run by the US against violent Islamists that has been documented in a new report by legal experts at Stanford and New York University. Embedded Link Outrage at CIA's deadly 'double tap'… Continue reading »

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