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Electricity for Our Homes: Wind Power or Mountaintop Removal

Electricity for Our Homes: Wind Power or Mountaintop Removal | Sacred Habitats

In a world of rising energy prices, rising global temperatures, and rising sea levels, Americans are looking for clean and affordable energy. Yet under the influence of big energy companies, policy-makers are stubbornly clinging to the old, dirty fossil fuel technologies of the past. Along with global warming, mountaintop removal is an egregious example of […] Read more…

Gross National Happiness

Until a few years ago I didn’t even know a country named Bhutan existed, only 110 miles from the north to south and 200 from east to west, Bhutan – called by its people Druk Yul, “the Land of the Thunder Dragon” – is home to a remarkable variety of climates and ecosystems. When I […] Read more…

How Does The Electoral System Work?

While playing around on twitter.com I came across a video that explains in plain english how the U.S. process for electing the President works. How the Electoral System Works (on YouTube) There is only one thing they left out – that some states split the electoral vote (if it isn’t a landslide.) Thank you CommonCraft.com […] Read more…

Voter Fraud or Election Fraud?

On C-Span one morning before the 2008 election I heard that according to a Zogby poll Barak Obama had a six point lead over John McCain and is approaching 50% of likely voters. Six percent is almost meaningless, statistically speaking that is. All it would take is a couple of million registered voters to suddenly […] Read more…

Genetically Modified (GM) Canola Found Growing Along Roadsides

A factory farm grain field

A study published October 11, 2011┬áby the online journal PLoS ONE reports that genetically engineered canola endowed with herbicide resistance have been found growing outside of established cultivation regions along roadsides across North Dakota. These “escaped” plants were found state-wide and accounted for 45% of the total roadside plants sampled. The authors of the study […] Read more…

Foundations – a pox on the economy and the money supply

The other night Evelyn and I were watching the final episodes of Lost on hulu and there were an inordinate amount of commercials from foundations (including charitable organizations). Foundations for this cause, foundations for that cause. I got to thinking about it and thinking about the structures, total capital and funding of these foundations. I […] Read more…

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