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June 2006

My Nominee to Win an Oscar [tm]!

The Greatest Story Never Yet Told In The Past Tense

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Can’t we all just get along?

The personal is political — I remember that as a feminist mantra in college. And there’s truth to it. But if you want enduring truth of the human condition it is this: the political will always become personal. Latest sample: gate crashers Kos and Armstrong. Some say they’re up on a pedestal. Others say they […]

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Italy Hosts International Conference on Peak Oil

July 18-19 the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas will host the fifth international conference on Peak Oil. The gathering will showcase top oil depletion experts, including Chelsea Green author Dennis Meadows (Limits to Growth). “ASPO-5 is the culmination of a year-long collaboration,” says Ugo Bardi, professor of chemistry at the University […]

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You are healthy. Do not doubt. Do not question. Big Brother insists!

Feeling a little under the weather? Throat feel a little raw? Maybe running a slight fever? Think that it might help to go to the doctor and have a strep culture taken? If you were Creekstone Farm in Kansas, and you wanted to test your cattle for the “Mad Cow” prion–just to be absolutely certain […]

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Get advice from Ellen Ratner

You want to spread the word, any word, your word? You want to use radio to do so? Ellen Ratner can tell you the tricks of the trade. 1) Call in to the teleseminar July 5th. 2) Check out the book.

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Market economy made human

Lappé’s title says ‘capitalism that works for all,’ but it’s clear that what she means is ‘market economics that works for all.’ (That’s why I inserted “(sic)” into her title. Her title is much more interesting, but considering her first couple paragraphs, a little strange since obviously incorrect. Anyway, I’m nitpicking. The story she’s reporting […]

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The fox isn’t guarding the henhouse…

The fox has paid the farmer to leave the henhouse unlocked. That’s how this system works. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MERCURY STORM BREWING IN GULF OF MEXICO LAVACA BAY, TX, June 22, 2006 –/WORLD-WIRE/– Calhoun County fishermen, environmental activists, and concerned Calhoun County residents say state and federal agencies were in collusion with Alcoa over the […]

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Their blog, our author

I hate to use posessive terms w/r/t people… kind of makes my back itch. But then I’m always trying to come up with snappy sounding blog post titles in a hurry, and the first thing to mind is usually all I have time for. Anyway, Laufer writes on missions rejected at the Huffington Post. PS: […]

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Hoof power

June 18, 2006 Some Farmers Trade Tractors for Animals New York Times By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 11:26 p.m. ET HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — Metal clinks against rocks in the soil as four of Jim Cherenzia’s horses pull his harrow through seven acres of hay. Cherenzia rides behind in a small cart, rolling gently […]

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Moorganic Milk

An increasing number of farmers are abandoning conventional ways for organic dairy farming nationwide. Nowhere is the change more apparent – and growing more rapidly – than in Vermont, where organic dairy farmers account for nearly 10% of the state’s 1,200 dairy farms, according to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. By next year, […]

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