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Three Activists against the banks, from the Thrive movement

I see that the video they put out over a year ago had some threads, but I didn't see this new article: http://www.thrivemovement.com/bold-actiivists-reveal-strategies-for-fighting-home-foreclosures-and-balancing-government-budget.blog

(I can't say I support the third guy, but I'm not in that position either.) I feel inspired by the actions of the first two.
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:58 AM (0 replies)

Yes on California Prop 37

Listening to 'Your Own Health and Fitness' on KPFA.org today I learned of this movie "Genetic Roulette." See: http://responsibletechnology.org/

"Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.

After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves."
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:32 PM (4 replies)

They are genetically engineering the American Chestnut...

The American Chestnut Foundation has been working for years to breed blight resistance into the American Chestnut by crossing and back crossing Asian breeds. (Japanese, Chinese and Korean varieties.) This article isn't the best (96 and 6 are not 100) and disturbs me about GM work.

Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:39 PM (98 replies)

Was there a magic jump into DU-4 this morning?

I'm still logged in from yesterday, but the "Greatest Threads" page no longer is a colum on the right of most recommended and one on the left of just getting 5 recommendations. There are only the most recommended in the last 24 hours.

Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Mon Sep 24, 2012, 02:53 PM (4 replies)

Have a good "Billy Sipple Day" along with the Equinox


Just want to remember the man,
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:45 AM (2 replies)

On the fall of capitalism, from counter-punch


And the last paragraph:
"In a word, its number is up, and it is our fortune or misfortune, as I said before, to be living during a time of very large, and very difficult, transition. An old way of life dies, a new one eventually comes into being. Of this, the poet Mark Strand remarks: “No need to rush; the end of the world is only the end of the world as you know it.” For some odd reason, I find that thought rather comforting."

Morris Berman’s latest book is Why America Failed.
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:07 PM (5 replies)

I wish Elizabeth Warren spoke about Pollution of Nuclear Power

Just speaking about his support of Oil Subsidies wasn't as hard a hit as she could have had.
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:01 PM (5 replies)

jokideo.com is a site with a picture I want to post here

From facebook, but it doesn't show when I 'preview it? How do folks do it?

(now back to listening to the rnc...)
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Tue Aug 28, 2012, 10:45 PM (4 replies)

Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary


Just had to share this,
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Sat Aug 25, 2012, 01:42 AM (13 replies)

History from Herbert Hoover era

My Partner is going through his mothers letters, and this is part of one from June 25th, 1930, from my Partners Grandfather, a member of the House of Representatives. It opens with a thank you for her last letter and for the package she and her sister had sent remembering his birthday anniversary. He mentions having a hard time recovering strength after two weeks or more in bed, but aside from that he is feeling fine and will soon be himself again. "The end of the session is just around the corner and we are liable to have the day set most any time now. I will be glad to get home again."
"Today will be very strenuous as the Veterans Bill will come before the House on the final passage. The President will promptly veto it and then the Republicans, who held a secret caucus last night, will vote enough to sustain his veto, even tho they vote for the bill in its original form. That is their secret agreement. After that they will introduce another Bill and pass it. It is a terrible tangle and the Republicans are in a hole. I am very happy over the result of my work, provided the President does not veto the Rivers and Harbors Bill==but I am very nervous over that and will not know for a day or two, yet. We have been doing a lot of 'light' housekeeping, if there is such a thing."
(snip) He continues with family affairs, then has this to say about what's happening locally.
"The workmen have brought their shanty over to old Congress Hall to go to work on the hole in the ground, and the Hotel Potomac has sold all its contents and will turn the building over to the U.S as of July 1st., when it will be immediately torn down. You would hardly know the place. The little corner store where we could buy sandwiches and coffee will be particularly missed, but I understand it will open up in a nearby location again; probably just back of Bryan's corner where the Greek once had a little restaurant."
"... All the congressional ladies have packed up all they can pack, excepting things absolutely necessary, and are all ready to go. I wish we could get away this week, but no one can tell as yet. The bell is ringing for me to come to the House and a telephone message from the Democratic Whip, Mr. McDuffie, tells all Democrats to "be on the Floor when we convene, and to "Stay There". That seems to be the program for the day and I guess I had better conform to orders. I could write a lot more but for this call."
"Your Loving,

When my partner read this, I thought some others might enjoy a look into the past.

I missed Cindy Sheehan in Monte Rio yesterday, but heard she was a good speaker at the Occupy Bohemian Grove Rally.

Have a good one,
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Mon Jul 16, 2012, 02:28 AM (3 replies)
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