In response to a diary, I was asked “What will a President Bernie do that President Obama hasn’t done and by extension, what a President Hillary wouldn’t do?” Fair question and I decided that the topic was worth a diary of its own.
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There is so much misinformation on TV that most of us rarely get factual information [esp. in context] — as can be seen from a post I had written a while ago: Al jazeera English News vs. US Corporate Media Infotainment. Consequently, if one doesn’t watch TV, it simply means that one is unburdened by the “negative knowledge” that many others carry. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is an interesting summary of the 2015 GOP candidates (dubbed clown car) and their message of “Fear and Loathing” of the ‘other’. To sum up their message is: “We hate the Mexicans (immigrants), Muslims, Gays, etc… they’re all coming to rape / kill us or in the case of homosexuals maybe force us to marry them?… If by any chance though you are a woman who is raped and now pregnant, you are duty bound to carry the pregnancy to term, because the GOP is “Pro Life” (in other words anti choice for women) and will defund Planned Parenthood even though Planned Parenthood already cannot use federal funds to cover abortions. Read the rest of this entry »
“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.”
–Nineteenth century Nēhilawē (Cree) proverb
In a society where junk food, such as a twinkie is cheaper than a nutrient dense carrot, we can clearly see that our food system is broken.
In the video below, Michael Pollan explains why schools feed children ‘junk’…
“There is no place on earth that’s changing faster – and no place where that change matters more – than Greenland”, wrote Bill McKibben in a Rolling Stone Magazine article. The Dark-Snow Project is the first-ever Greenland expedition relying on crowd-source funding; the project aims to answer the ‘burning question’: How much does wildfire and industrial soot darken the ice, increasing the melt rate? It’s unconscionable that scientists have to beg for funds to study such critical planetary issues. Please donate to the project if you can.