Jan
11

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Jan
11

Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum. 

Magna res est vocis et silentii temperamentum.  Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
08

“We are moving to a new latitude of the soul, and a thousand years hence men will…

“We are moving to a new latitude of the soul, and a thousand years hence men will wonder at our blindness, our torpor, our supine acquiescence to an order which was doomed.” — Henry Miller Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
08

Perspective

I live in a province where the First Nations never signed treaties. All of our land is unceded territory. Embedded Link What if Natives Stop Subsidizing Canada? | The Media Co-op Conservatives have leaked documents in an attempt to discredit chief Theresa Spence, currently on hunger strike in Ottawa. Reporters like Jeffrey Simpson and Christie Blatchford… Continue reading »

Jan
07

Does anyone still think they are normal?

To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful. ~Carl Gustav Jung Embedded Link Why You Should No Longer Care About Being Normal | Purpose Fairy I once complained to my father that I didn’t seem to be able to do things the same way other people did. Dad’s advice? ‘Margo, don’t be a… Continue reading »

Jan
07

Just wow.

Just wow. Embedded Link Heart plays Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven, makes Robert Plant cry | Vancouver Sun There have been some mighty horrible renditions of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven, but when Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart performed the song in front of the three remaining members of the legendary… Google+: View post… Continue reading »

Jan
06

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession…

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. – John Locke Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
05

Active is better than passive

Who knew? Wieman, who now focuses his professional energies on improving science education, says that such debates, along with other changes, lead to “substantially greater learning gains than are achieved with traditional lectures, with typical increases of 50 to 100%. Embedded Link Great Debate: Why Arguing Is The Best Way To Learn « Annie Murphy… Continue reading »

Jan
04

Just wow.

Just wow. Embedded Link Animatronic “Metal” Band Plays Motörhead Details are scarce on Compressorhead, this animatronic band. All we know is that it rocks. The video shows enough detail that it appears not to be a fake. I, for one, welcome our new robotic power …… Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
03

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Jan
03

The new Pelican is here.

The new Pelican is here. Embedded Link Mother Pelican ~ A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability Sustainable Human Development Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
03

The real news?

There is a government in the Anglo-American Empire that still has a chief scientist. Food price inflation will only get worse as the rising global population and climate change add to the volatility faced by British consumers, the government’s chief scientist warned today. Embedded Link Cost of food ‘not going to stop’ rising, warns UK… Continue reading »

Jan
03

Well that was depressing

I wonder if global heating will top the list? Embedded Link 10 Deadliest World Events In Human History – Listverse Throughout human history, there have been many world events that have seen a multitude of deaths and widespread destruction. Google+: Reshared 2 times Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
03

Some people get it

The actions necessary to halt or restrict climate change are politically impossible to deliver: massive investments in nuclear power worldwide, dramatic constraints on travel and other activities that burn fossil fuels, and much more. Embedded Link Environmental crisis demands big thinking Letters: We need to accept that increased global warming is inevitable and plan on… Continue reading »

Jan
03

The universe is stranger than we can imagine

Oddly, another way to look at these negative temperatures is to consider them hotter than infinity, researchers added. Embedded Link Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero We have entered a strange realm of “negative temperatures,” which are hotter than infinity. Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
03

“True masters are those who've chosen to make a life rather than a living.”…

“True masters are those who've chosen to make a life rather than a living.” – Neale Donald Walsch Google+: View post on Google+

Jan
03

You can almost hear the conversation among the world leaders of the day

"We cannot let the climate diminish humanity's prospects. We must get to work on diminishing them using the economy instead." In 1992, more than 1,700 eminent scientists, including 104 Nobel prizewinners, signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity", which included this urgent warning: "No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance… Continue reading »

Jan
03

Our world is full of detail

But it is also awash in distraction. It is difficult to stay focused and pay attention. The confluence of seeing and observing is central to the concept of mindfulness, a mental alertness that takes in the present moment to the fullest, that is able to concentrate on its immediate landscape and free itself of any distractions. Embedded… Continue reading »

Jan
03

We really have no idea what we are doing

But we can make money at it. Our kids were no longer made artificially violent by lead poisoning, and when they grew up in the mid-90s they committed fewer violent crimes. This trend continued for two decades, and it's one of the reasons that violent crime rates have dropped by half over the past 20… Continue reading »

Jan
03

He conveniently forgets that the governments that he says are responsible for making…

He conveniently forgets that the governments that he says are responsible for making the decisions are wholly owned subsidiaries of his industry. Naturally, developing more fossil fuels is the solution according to Chevron, the eighth-largest oil company in the world. And developing climate solutions is apparently the responsibility of others. Embedded Link Chevron CEO: Governments… Continue reading »

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