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I knew that already, but thanks anyway

The Fallacy That Eric Cantor Works For You: "Get over it people! Eric Cantor can call everyone who isn’t rich in America a “mob” because hello, he is a corporation. He only pretends to be human because while corporations have free speech, they can’t as yet pretend to represent the people. If this upsets you, never mind, the Republicans are disenfranchising millions of American voters so that their Corporate Trojan Horse can take over the White House and from there, there will be no more treading on corporations!"

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Is your kitchen trying to do you in?

Kitchen killers [infographic] - Holy Kaw!:

'I have always thought we should eat with others in public areas and leave food preparation to to those with skills in that department. In my car-free cyber-communities one would have a choice regarding whether one has a kitchen or not. There would be an eatery if some sort within 300 feet of everyone and 100 within walking distance. This is what we give up with sprawl and highways.

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Where is this guy? Oh, LA.

3quarksdaily: "First, to digress (but not really): I've been wondering these last few weeks why Occupy Wall Street hasn't moved me, even though I am sympathetic to the cause. Partly, I suppose, it's the relatively small size of the protests, although as Castro proved in the Sierra Maestra mountains, revolution is not necessarily a numbers game. "

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What is Markman: A Film About Jesus?

Markman: A Film About Jesus:
It is an imagined recreation of the Gospel of Mark, set in contemporary Las Vegas. The Mayor is seen as a Herod figure trying to hide a murder. John the Baptist is seen as his public accuser. Jesus is seen as a minister who has been released from his church because he does not accept its glitzy commercialization of the Gospel. Things unfold from there. Someone should produce it.

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Mass modular building is the key to the resuscitation of our economy

Beyond Pattern Language: This is the right idea: "Mass modular building is cheaper, better, and a key to the resuscitation of our economy. So of course no one seems to listen. We can build car free all-zone communities dense enough to spur viable local economies. This approach can win as sprawl tanks and cities crumble from the weight of their obsolescence."

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The good news is connection has been made

Abba's Way:
"The good news is connection has been made,
Between Abba and us—it is that close.
Yes, Abba’s nigh, present, available,
Protector, guardian, guide and loving friend.
The good news is that because this is so
Each person is creator, strong and free;
In partnership with Abba and his way.
The good news is our real guilt is transformed,
Along with weakness, sorrows, heartbreaks, pain;
With limitations, we achieve good things—
And treat our neighbors just as we would be,
For we return the gifts that we receive.
The good news is not that Jesus is God.
The good news is the truth I first proclaimed."

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Prescription drugs in US kill more than cars or guns

Ronald Ricker: Why Medical Prescriptions May Be Killing Thousands of Americans Every Year: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that physicians' prescribing practices have finally caught up with us in a big way. In 2009, the annual number of deaths (37,485) caused by improper/overprescribing and poor to non-existent monitoring of the use of tranquilizers, painkillers and stimulant drugs by American physicians now exceeds both the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents (36,284) and firearms (31,228). Deaths from street drugs during 2009 were vastly less than those caused by prescription drugs. Medical doctors are leaving regular drug dealers in the dust."

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Try Tap Water Video

Bottled Water Signals Our Addiction to Oil

Water Bottle Pollution Facts | National Geographic: "Oil Consumption

According to "National Geographic," Americans drink more bottled water than any other nation, purchasing an impressive 29 billion bottles every year. Making all the plastic for those bottles uses 17 million barrels of crude oil annually. That is equivalent to the fuel needed to keep 1 million vehicles on the road for 12 months. If you were to fill one quarter of a plastic water bottle with oil, you would be looking at roughly the amount used to produce that bottle. (See References 2)"

This is yet another casualty of our shaky commitment to government by the people. If we took that seriously we might invest more in creating and maintaining clean, safe tap water.



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October 6 Video Occupy Wall Street Declaration of Independence

The original declaration was also, largely, a list of grievances.
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3 Things Occupy Wall Street is Mad About

Confronting the Malefactors - NYTimes.com: "In the first act, bankers took advantage of deregulation to run wild (and pay themselves princely sums), inflating huge bubbles through reckless lending. In the second act, the bubbles burst — but bankers were bailed out by taxpayers, with remarkably few strings attached, even as ordinary workers continued to suffer the consequences of the bankers’ sins. And, in the third act, bankers showed their gratitude by turning on the people who had saved them, throwing their support — and the wealth they still possessed thanks to the bailouts — behind politicians who promised to keep their taxes low and dismantle the mild regulations erected in the aftermath of the crisis."

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