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SORRY, THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED (due to corporate media corruption, greed, and fear)

Posted on October 7th, 2011 by admin

The Occupied Wall Street Journal | Mashable

Executive Pay and Corporate Failure | KCRW – To the Point by Warren Olney

Wall St. Occupations | The World’s Got Problems

CEO pay soars while workers’ pay stalls | USA Today

w00t!

Posted on August 20th, 2011 by admin

Ian J. Flanigan – Varial Heelflip. Photo: NV

Woot – exclamation: (especially in electronic communication) used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph.

“For its 100th anniversary, the Oxford English Dictionary is proving it’s still hip with the times by adding some tech-centric terms to its pages”

via The Los Angeles Times

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by admin

Death and Devastation

Posted on March 14th, 2011 by admin


I know many have already seen the before and after pictures of this devastation but I just wanted to put it in your face on last time. Please donate what you can spare, they obviously need it more than you need your next starbucks. In related news I am sick of hearing how much the GOP wants to cut the deficit, it obviously goes way too far and would cut many necessities AND/OR safety nets we have in place. You can’t cut things just to cut things.

“Even before the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on Friday, the Hawaii Star Reporter ran a piece with a shockingly ominous headline: ‘Cuts Could Kill, Union Says.’

The union representing National Weather Service workers says budget cuts proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives could jeopardize public safety and increase the severity of disaster losses in Hawaii.

‘People could die. … It could be serious,’ said Barry Hirshorn, Pacific region chairman of the National Weather Service Employees Organization.

Unsurprisingly, Hawaiians appear the most concerned about tsunami preparedness. The Hawaii Reporter also covered the cuts citing union projections.

The union says it anticipates a $125 million cut to the National Weather Service’s budget for the remaining six months of the fiscal year. During fiscal year 2010 there was $41 million of funding for the tsunami research and warnings.”

GOP Budget Cuts Would Shrink Spending on Tsunami Warning Systems | Good.is

Photos: Japan Satellite Photos: Before & After 3-11 Earthquake | Huffington Post

For updates on how YOU can help Japan please visit
Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan: How to Help | Good.is

Cocaine to Blame for Rain Forest Loss

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 by admin

“Cocaine is destroying lives and tearing homes apart—and not simply because of drug use. Farming coca, the plant used to make cocaine, has been linked to rising deforestation rates in Colombian rain forests, a new study says.

What’s more, ecologist Liliana M. Dávalos and colleagues have for the first time quantified indirect deforestation tied to coca farming, such as clearing land for growing food crops near coca plantations…

Production declines may correspond to decreased demand in the U.S.—some 95 percent of U.S. cocaine originates in Colombia. The 2009 National Survey on Drug Use & Health—the U.S.’s largest—shows the number of current coke users age 12 and over dropped about 20 percent from 2007 to 2009…

‘Production itself is also located in pristine areas, where the Colombian biodiversity is incredible, and it relies heavily on toxic chemicals. What’s left over is dumped into the ground or into the river systems of rural Colombia.’ “

The good news is we are cutting back?

Cocaine to Blame for Rain Forest Loss, Study Says | National Geographic
Related: Cocaine on Money: Drug Found on 90% of U.S. BillsNational Geographic

370,000 pieces of space junk

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by admin

“A giant net several kilometres in size has been built as part of a collaboration between Japan’s space agency and a 100-year-old fishing net company to collect debris from space.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Nitto Seimo Co aim to tackle the increasingly hazardous problem of rubbish in orbit around the Earth damaging space shuttles and satellites once and for all.

Last year, a US report concluded that space was so littered with debris that a collision between satellites could set off an “uncontrolled chain reaction” capable of destroying the communications network on Earth. It is estimated there are 370,000 pieces of space junk.

The Japanese plan will see a satellite attached to a thin metal net spanning several kilometres launched into space. The net is then detached, and begins to orbit earth, sweeping up space waste in its path.

During its rubbish collecting journey, the net will become charged with electricity and eventually be drawn back towards earth by magnetic fields – before both the net and its contents burn upon entering the atmosphere.

It is thought that the net will remain in orbit for several weeks, collecting enough rubbish to make the trip financially worthwhile, before sending another net into space.”

‘Fishing net’ to collect space debris | The Telegraph