Archive for March, 2012
In a major victory for dolphins and dolphin advocates, Switzerland’s House of Representatives has voted to outlaw the keeping of dolphins in aquariums or for entertainment purposes.
Mr. Self-Development Dumb Little Man Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live. Einstein has made great contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of […]
Mycologist Paul Stamets talks about rare and potent mushrooms with extraordinary healing properties and other fantastic uses. Antivirals, pesticides, mosquito attractants, disease control, cure for cancer and much more. A must see.
You wake up. You make your coffee. You read the paper. You see something that mentions Hawaii. You think “I’d love to go to Hawaii!” So you go online and you make a reservation. It doesn’t cost anything, but you have to make it in advance so that you get in the queue.
The Belo Monte dam complex dates back to Brazil’s military dictatorship and the government has attempted to build it through various series of national investment programs including Brasil em Ação and the Program to Accelerate Growth. Original plans to dam the Xingu have been greenwashed through multiple public relations programs over the course of two decades in the face of intense national and international protest.
Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that means no harm or no violence. It is the philosophy by which Gandhi led his life. In this film we journey to a farm animal sanctuary in Colorado and meet people who live by the concept of Ahimsa and see how it affects the choices they make.
Extracting your own DNA at home is actually quite easy and loads of fun. Learn how in this short video from NOVA.
Under the change to be announced Thursday, schools will be able to choose between 95 percent lean beef patties made with the product or less lean bulk ground beef without it. The new policy won’t affect ground beef at schools until this fall because of existing contracts, according to a USDA official with knowledge of the decision.
That plan was thwarted by police, who blocked the public from ever entering the public hearing. 3 brave Ohioans, Jonathan Sidney, Mathew Wengerd, and Derrian Lamar Michell were taken into police custody and arrested, after crossing the yellow line set up by police (pictured). They were only able to make it to the gates of ODNR in handcuffs. They gave their statement while being led away.
“Pot…changed my thinking. It fostered offbeat thinking…Then it changed my comedy….I became more myself. The comedy became more personal, therefore more political, and therefore more successful…So, suddenly, I also became materially successful. People started buying albums. I had four Gold albums in a row.”
Activism is making a legitimate change in the way that the world eats and thinks. While it is a major victory that these companies are phasing out these ingredients, it is only the beginning of the mass rejuvination of the food supply that needs to take place in order for consumers to experience optimum health.
The wise understand that repetition has a cause: to teach the lesson that still needs teaching. Repetitive situations require different solutions every time. The one who fails must not see this as a mistake, but rather as a step toward greater self knowledge.
Lakota families refuse to allow passage of a convoy of trucks and equipment servicing the Keystone XL Pipeline. Blocking the highway with non-violent resistance, the determination of the Lakota in rejecting the convoy can be viewed as inspiration to all who oppose the destruction of our environment to temporarily meet energy demands. A temporary victory for sure, but an opportunity to revisit the idea of non-violent resistance and an opportunity to celebrate.
Sadly, for the better part of history our species has resorted to violence as a rule when dealing with dispute resolution, crime and even things as seemingly innocent as raising children or funding community projects. The system that has been built around us has taught us to punish children, fail students, tax consumers, throw so-called “law breakers” in cages and invade any country who might pose a threat, someday, maybe.
For me, questions are the way we activate our thought processes but they should not be necessarily considered answerable. After all, how could one expect the finite to comprehend the infinite?