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Well, the man-child and the woman beast had another fight last night

September 25, 2014
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Well, the man-child and the woman beast had another fight last night

What was it about? As often happens, it’s hard to remember a day or two later, but here it is: I mentioned a friend was coming over, my significant other became somewhat agitated (my view), and I because somewhat agitated at that (what, I have no rights here?!). But none of this really matters....

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COLLAPSE-O-METER

November 17, 2013
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COLLAPSE-O-METER

    CO2 Level Forest Cover Desertification GDP Sea Life Population 2009 1.72 2009 3,952 2009 12.1 2008 60,587,016 2009 75% 2010 1.10 2008 1.66 2008 3,989 2008 12.0 2007 54,347,038 2008 69% 1990 1.11 2007 2.12 2007 4,077 2006 48,244,879 2007 1980 1.13 Moves Toward Sustainable As Numbers Go DOWN Moves Toward Collapse...

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Terrorism On The Highway

November 16, 2013
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Terrorism On The Highway

Terrorism On The Highway Law enforcement and state governments failed the citizens of this country (U.S.) long before September, 11, 2001, as regards thwarting death and destruction in the name of self-assertive, self righteous behavior. With all due respect to the many throughout history who have died at the hands of those who terrorize,...

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Hey stupid – Juxtapose – “your” WiFi experience with “your” in-your-face reality!

June 8, 2012
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Hey stupid – Juxtapose – “your” WiFi experience with “your” in-your-face reality!

                                      “Stupid” as in, “It’s the environment stupid.” First of all, this is about a New York Times, Business Day, June 7, 2012 article, but it’s a subject that could be written by anyone at anytime (no offence,...

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Fun With Media #1

February 29, 2012
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Fun With Media #1

 I found these two on opposite walls of a train I was departing, and later, played with the photos (no, I did not alter the originals).                                  So I guess the point here, and there may not really be...

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All we are saying is give no war a chance!

January 18, 2012
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All we are saying is give no war a chance!

At the very end of every Billy Joel concert I’ve seen, just as he leaves the stage for good, he throws a comment into the microphone, quick as a sucker punch* – “Don’t take shit from no one.” I first assumed it represented a reaction to the tough life of performing, and/or advice from the “fatherly” side...

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“What happens to full-time RVers when they cannot take care of their own or their spouse’s needs following an illness, injury, surgery, or the progression of a long-term health situation?”

December 30, 2011
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“What happens to full-time RVers when they cannot take care of their own or their spouse’s needs following an illness, injury, surgery, or the progression of a long-term health situation?”

CARE answers the question. Escapees CARE Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (tax-exempt) corporation formed in 1992 and is under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors. Friends may offer to help, not realizing that a “little help” will become a need for extensive help with no end in sight. Is it fair to...

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Hey, quick, new generation – what does “authentic” mean?

November 9, 2011
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Hey, quick, new generation – what does “authentic” mean?

I grabbed this photo off the web, thanks to “asterisktom’s photostream” on Flickr. The heading states: 1967 or 1968, lower east side, Manhattan. I remember those days, and as time goes on the memories have taken on new meaning. Not just, oh what do you call it, melancholy or sadness for an era gone (for...

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Making sense does not always.

July 5, 2011
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Making sense does not always.

CAN SAVE THE WORLD – NOT Social networking – I recently (July 5, 2011) received an email purportedly from the CEO of friendster.com, announcing the sites new purpose in life now that others have taken over the social network business. One line states: “Friendster pioneered social networking…” I don’t know about that, really I...

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What I Don’t Understand, Is What God Is: eyesight, vacuum, and time.

March 15, 2011
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What I Don’t Understand, Is What God Is: eyesight, vacuum, and time.

I mean this literally – MY GOD IS: vacuum, time, and eyesight, as in sensate experience. God is what I don’t understand. I am not one of those who can say, “I know what God is.” I believe there are people who do feel they know God, and I can not address what someone...

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I need an adjustment! Wealy wealy bad!

February 24, 2011
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I need an adjustment! Wealy wealy bad!

    Spoiler Notice! I haven’t seen this film, so I haven’t a clue what it’s about, other than what I see here in this promo – so, be forewarned, I have definite opinions that relate to almost nothing contained in this movie. You’ve been warned. I have been warned – my fate is...

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How to cheat in testing drugs, or in reporting on energy and the environment: Play the curve…

December 30, 2010
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How to cheat in testing drugs, or in reporting on energy and the environment: Play the curve…

In medical research the game of chance can be illustrated when comparing the (so-called) placebo effect with the normal cycle of disease. That is, if you run a test long enough, a positive placebo effect will most often line up with feeling OK in the normal progression of a disease – some days you feel better...

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Halloween: Trick or Mystery?

October 31, 2010
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Halloween: Trick or Mystery?

“I don’t know about you, but…” Well of course I don’t know about you, but as for me, I could easily trade Halloween in for another celebration, call it, “Mystery Day.”  I like a fun day, as much as you perhaps, but as for me, Halloween has outlived its usefulness, contributing at least as...

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Don’t Fly. Burn wood. Make charcoal. Sail ships.

October 25, 2010
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Don’t Fly. Burn wood. Make charcoal. Sail ships.

Being single, I sometimes read a lot of online profiles, and many are on a site that eschews an environmentally aware status, that is, they are prominently “green.” This is a good thing, but I’m getting increasingly annoyed and baffled by many of the comments I read, sometimes plowed into one profile. Here is a quote from...

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iGhetto: the new ghetto.

October 20, 2010
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iGhetto: the new ghetto.

  — An isolated place where people are segregated from the aristocracy or upper classes. That pretty much sums up the origin of the word, ghetto. As to motivations for creating or allowing ghettos to exist, one could argue political, social, and economic incentives – keep the undesirables under control, out of sight, and create economic dependencies either...

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LSD: Why it is so useful, and…problematic.

October 18, 2010
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LSD: Why it is so useful, and…problematic.

                          Two words explain both: disrupted associations. I don’t know if expanding on this will make this more clear or just as unintelligible, but the central effect of LSD is to disrupt the pre-defined connections, or meanings, or references, between all known...

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Computer programs, Cars, Pop singers, Seeds – all have in common with my recent haircut

October 14, 2010
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Computer programs, Cars, Pop singers, Seeds – all have in common with my recent haircut

Take a simple idea – you’re going to get a haircut. Simple, common, everyday idea. Most, maybe not all, but most go outside to someone who performs this function professionally, and we pay them, and they take a mirror when done to show us the back, and we say, “Nice job,” and pay and...

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Museum of Insult: It’s Time

October 12, 2010
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Museum of Insult: It’s Time

  Insulting, demeaning, degrading, humiliating – expressed, felt, interpreted, and reacted to in kind – radiated to and from all corners of the planet, all cultures, all societies, all eras. Insulting, and insulted, respecting no boundaries; the actions are offensive, defensive, blind, and universal. Las Vegas – the “ground zero” of surrealist cultural absurdity – now...

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You save the world if you can – I’m busy writing.

September 23, 2010
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You save the world if you can – I’m busy writing.

Hey, I mean well, but truthfully, I am busy – making a living, keeping a little hobby going so I don’t go mad while I’m looking for a reliable relationship. I barely have time to read a book, or spend time with friends, or… And, I’ve donated! To good causes. And I’m not being sarcastic...

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While some learn to live sustainably, others learn to survive. Shocking. Or not. Depending on your vantage point, or viewpoint.

August 21, 2010
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While some learn to live sustainably, others learn to survive. Shocking. Or not. Depending on your vantage point, or viewpoint.

  Living sustainably – changing light bulbs, appliances, car, lowering and raising the thermostat, buying locally, taking mass transit (and of course, it’s going to take more than this). Survival – having a place to live, food to eat, water to drink, neighbors, or family, or government to help. I’m guessing, like so many...

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“And how would you like your potato sir – boiled, baked, mashed, smashed, drowned, exploded, or burned?”

August 3, 2010
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“And how would you like your potato sir – boiled, baked, mashed, smashed, drowned, exploded, or burned?”

Consider for a moment, the phrase, “Think globally, act locally,” and also those (multinational) masses who currently suffer in wars, floods, fires, disease, starvation, etc. Also, consider, or imagine, a privileged lifestyle, my own for example – middle class New York City suburban. Next place two images side by side (you know, a guided visualization) –...

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Ten years from now

July 2, 2010
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Ten years from now

In our lives and in the world we/I live, what we now anticipate will happen fast, will not change, and what we are not considering now, will change, and fast. I believe that people speak to each other to, and from, behind masks, that what gets said gets inside no matter what – and...

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“If you think there’s a solution, you’re part of the problem.” George. W? No, C.

June 9, 2010
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“If you think there’s a solution, you’re part of the problem.” George. W? No, C.

George Carlin. Man of many words, and I will  not speak to any of them, but I will borrow this quote, and add it to a Billy Joel song, “Angry Young Man.” For me, it raises the question of, why am I alive? And the answer of course is only mine, for me. And it...

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Urine – OhNo. Urine – OhYes!

June 9, 2010
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Urine – OhNo. Urine – OhYes!

I confess, this goofy looking guy is me holding the door open at the 2010 Clearwater Festival, while a very good natured friend snapped the pic, and those waiting to get in thought god knows what. As global warming, honey bees, AIDS, Darfur, global economic crash, and ocean oil leaks, present dramatic and dynamic...

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The Game of Choice

May 18, 2010
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The Game of Choice

  When I was a young kid I remember playing a kind of game with my friends. We didn’t have a name for it, but it could have been called, “Pushed to the Limits.” It’s not as serious as it sounds, but it did have meaning. The game went like this – each kid...

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The first dirty (polarized) mind.

May 9, 2010
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The first dirty (polarized) mind.

British politics is dirty and noisy since who knows when. That’s the Brits history, and that’s their problem. The problem with US dirty politics is that it: 1. Drives up costs for candidates. 2. Has the potential to drive away capable potential candidates. 3. Confuses the hell out of everyone so we no longer...

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Mad Bombers and Americans

May 8, 2010
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Mad Bombers and Americans

I just finished listening to a radio interview with an “expert” in terrorism talking about the (failed) Times Square bombing and it left me mumbling very ungentlemanly epithets at the radio. And it’s not because I think I know more than experts in this field, it’s because this expert was stating that – it...

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“Social Capitalism” another sustainable-incentive based stock market

May 5, 2010
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“Social Capitalism” another sustainable-incentive based stock market

In a wonderful article published, March 10, 2010, in The Nation, Steven Hill lays out the benefits and history of “Europe’s Answer to Wall Street.” After a brief nod to cooperatives, Hill delivers an insightful presentation of co-determination, which I must admit, though it is found in wikipedia, I have never heard of. The...

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New York Pedicab Driver Extreme Commuter AMNY

May 1, 2010
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New York Pedicab Driver Extreme Commuter AMNY

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Wind farms

May 1, 2010
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Wind farms

This is a video we found that offers a view of wind farms not readily seen. And even though it is not a personal account, and it does come from a company, we think it is commercial free enough and interesting enough to be here.

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What will happen if/when the internet is no longer supportable?

April 20, 2010
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What will happen if/when the internet is no longer supportable?

I realize this question seems a tease. But regardless what expectations may lead us to believe, the Internet as we know it is barely 30 years old. And though you can’t see it, it is a monster to maintain, both for its size and complexity and its cost. By not supportable I mean – in the...

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Death to the public library.

April 11, 2010
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The New Public Library Proposal overview The post-industrial age public library had an inspired calling – make books available to the working class. The coming of the information age introduced computers and video tapes to these libraries, and now the post-information age is leaving libraries behind in favor of Google, Kindle, and iPod. It...

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The Unbearable Lightness of “Green”

March 7, 2010
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The Unbearable Lightness of “Green”

Stainless steel water bottle, solar recharging path light, hand and solar powered radio, bookcase from sustainably harvested trees, non-toxic paint and stain, biodegradable laundry detergent, compost bin, florescent light, recycled paper, shopping bag made from recycled fabric – – all of these things are manufactured. And all production, green or otherwise, must utilize energy and...

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Efficiency, The Death Of Us

November 18, 2009
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Efficiency, The Death Of Us

I used to think an open global economy was not such a bad idea – cheaper goods, and people who had fewer work opportunities, at least had work. And workers’ rights issues would work themselves out, hopefully. Anyway that’s one way of rationalizing freedom in the marketplace. What took a long time for me to...

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Simple healthcare cost saving

November 3, 2009
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Saving for some, cost increase for others. But simple. Require an easy-to-obtain physician’s prescription (infinitely renewable) in order to purchase cigarettes or tobacco products. Require all tobacco product sales outlets to sell only to prescription holders. Adjust prescription holders’ health care premiums to reflect their smoking habits. End.

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F*ck*ng F*l*t of Sole

October 28, 2009
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F*ck*ng F*l*t of Sole

Like fish? Like filet of Sole? Know what that is? And where it comes from? A good resource for fish information is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and they state the following: “Some Atlantic flounder species are sold as sole; however, “true” sole only occur in the Pacific Ocean.   Many different species of flatfish live...

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Two For The Road

October 27, 2009
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Two For The Road

“A Friend Of The Earth” by T.C.Boyle Futuristic funny, fantasy, realistic, amusing, and a little scary. Great writing. From the jacket: “It is the year 2025. Global warming is a reality. The biosphere has collapsed and most mammals — not to mention fish, birds, and frogs — are extinct. Tyrone Tierwater is eking out...

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Comics, Dinners, Bulletin Boards, Junk – a way to a new future

July 16, 2009
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Comics, Dinners, Bulletin Boards, Junk – a way to a new future

No one really knows how and when these things will affect us, but, major events are on the horizon: peak oil, global warming, national debt, population growth, resource collapse (and as if we needed more – pandemics, nuclear proliferation, terrorism). Those affected will likely turn for support to relatives, friends, government or organizations, in...

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Yes I Have A Three Legged Cat

July 6, 2009
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Yes I Have A Three Legged Cat

Gracie is her name, and she loves going out for walks, not with the harness and leash I use, but she has no choice. Actually it’s a foot that’s missing, her right rear, and when Gracie walks she relies on three legs, unless the floor is carpeted. Here’s what happened today when I took Gracie out...

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Bleak oil and ovens

May 25, 2009
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Bleak oil and ovens

  Lately I am bothering myself thinking about two ideas – one is called “peak oil,” the other concerns microwave ovens and firewood. When you’re down, it’s down, and when it’s up, you’re up. I’ve yet to read or hear an explanation of peak oil I can understand or believe. Like you perhaps, I’ve...

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