Monthly Archives: August 2014

James Corbett: Weekend Open Thread — and comment section!

This is the very first time I have read all the way through a really long comment section. And I found it extraordinary. Especially the commentary by “Algorithm of Consciousness,” and to a lesser extent, that of “Urushan.” I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Vandana Shiva: Seeds of Doubt?

Update: Thanks to reader Nancy Coscione, I now see that Vandana Shiva has responded to the “controversial” New Yorker article about her and her work. I plan to read both on my trip to the North American Permaculture Convergence, starting … Continue reading

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In early stages of dementia, 85-year-old woman chooses to die and to have her death be a teaching

I celebrate this courageous woman’s conscious dying process. And I celebrate her husband and children, who supported her difficult decision. Dead at noon: B.C. woman ends her life rather than suffer indignity of dementia (with video) Gillian Bennett’s final words … Continue reading

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More Perspectives on Ferguson

Since I posted my first Perspectives on Ferguson, four days ago, this powerful local uprising into our increasingly obvious police state — Ferguson: No Justice in American Police State — appears to be over, the situation “calmed down.” Calm Holds … Continue reading

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"Exceptional" America Department: Police Shootings

And what about tasers? I remember when a police taser killed a man in Bloomington Indiana where I live. Can’t find a reference to it now, however. Meanwhile, according to RT, by 2012, police tasers had killed over 500 Americans. … Continue reading

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Want to Turn Your Dead Body into a Living Tree?

Though it may be best to bury one’s whole body in a green fashion, in a burial shroud, for example, since cremation releases toxins like mercury into the air, if we do cremate, turning oneself into a tree is one … Continue reading

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WOW! World's Largest Roof Top Gardens Are in a Brooklyn Navy Yard

Talk about repurposing! How about all military installations all over the world transforming from war making to peace making! What would happen then? For one thing, I bet the numbers of military suicides would go way way down. Oh, but … Continue reading

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Making Do: The Whole Buffalo Theory of Economics

You know the drill. Boil the carcass of every roasted chicken for soup, etc. Years ago, I discovered that one chicken gives one person at least two weeks of food. And when I don’t want to boil the bones right … Continue reading

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