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Single-Payer National Health Insurance

I’ve been through the death of two close relatives through the Canadian medical system. In both cases the illnesses were complicated. In both cases my relatives were treated expertly, without concern for expense–or profit– but with dignity and the loving care that befits all of us. All this talk currently about reforming the U.S. Health […]

The Price of Right: How the Conservative Agenda Has Failed America (and Always Will)

Alicia Morgan is a musician friend with whom I’ve occasionally had the pleasure of working over the last decade or two. Her blog turned into a book, The Price of Right: How the Conservative Agenda Has Failed America (and Always Will). I’ve just read it and highly recommend it-that is-if you’re in good health and […]

Saul Griffith, “Climate Change Recalculated”

According to Saul’s calculations, in order to reach a goal of 450 ppm of atmospheric carbon dioxide in time to limit a global rise in temperature to 2 degrees C., we’ll have to reduce the amount of burned fossil fuels to 3 terawatts (of power). That means we’ll need to replace 11.5 terawatts with new […]

E. Howard Hunt names the men who killed Kennedy

On November 23, 1963 I was a grade two student. I sat in the desk in the front row next to my friend Bruce. I remember that it was very unusual that the Sister who taught us rolled a television set into the classroom. She seemed to be very upset. There was the sense of […]

Farrakhan On “A Black President”

In 1999 I compiled a ‘best of’ collection of mostly political audio clips from my KPFK collection. I was reminded of this one from Louis Farrakhan when Obama won the Presidency last night. louis-farrakhan-black-president.mp3 .

DifficultDebate.com

It’s great to see people taking the issues and statements the candidates have made seriously. Andrew Allemann of DomainNameWire.com took the time to track down the Obama and McCain policy statements and put together some hard questions for each of them. From DifficultDebate.com The 2008 election for President of the United States has nothing to […]

MAPLight.org $$$>Legislators>How They Voted

From WorldChanging.com This article was written by Micki Krimmel in June 2007. We’re republishing it here as part of our month-long editorial retrospective. I first learned about MAPLight.org at the recent NetSquared Conference. As I wrote last week, the conference attendees chose MAPLight as the winner of the first prize NetSquared Innovation Award. In a […]

WIT, william irwin thompson surfaces! with his journal

WIT!  william irwin thompson’s  journal! On Religion and the State 4/26/2008 For as long as it takes a Tyrannosaurus Rex to devolve into a chicken, just so long will we have to wait for religion to scale down into a harmless nourishment for the soul. Then again, considering cock fights in Latin America, maybe the […]

UCLA event UpLoading wars 12:30 PM Design Media Arts

See poster for Theory Series Talks     PETER LUNENFELD, THE SECRET WAR BETWEEN DOWNLOADING & UPLOADING THEORY PROFESSOR CANDIDATE   April 24, 2008, 12:30 pm Peter Lunenfeld works at the intersection of media philosophy, design theory, art criticism, and collaborative practice. His books include USER:InfoTechnoDemo (MIT, 2005), Snap to Grid (MIT, 2000), and The Digital Dialectic […]

Paolo Soleri honored this weekend in San Fran.! Digital Be-In & EcoCity conf.

After 40+ years San Francisco seems to be the first city on the Planet Earth/Gaia to get a clue about Soleri’s work and ideas! Bucky Fuller mentions somewhere that on average it takes 50+ years for an Innovation to really catch on….so  10 more years to go!  Stewart Brand featured Soleri way back in the […]

Michael Horowitz’s Basel Talk!

  Fri, 11 April 2008 Psychonautica031 This episode of psychonautica contains a talk by Michael Horowitz, from the recent World Psychedelic forum in Basel Switzerland. The title of the talk is ‘The revolving doors of perception: deconstructing the myths and ambiguities of the psychedelic zeitgeist’, Michael Horowitz talks about mythic events in Western history since […]

WARK! a UCLA 22 April 12:30 PM talk followUP^!

Ken Wark gave a mind-blowin’ talk yesterday at UCLA!  Hopefullly, video/audio should be available from D!MA archives. A Wonderful flow of jargon, tags, andnew categories!  Someday we will have tags here on our WordPress app! Wark mentioned WordPress more than once.See a piece here from his new book due out laterfrom Sit  Game Sunday, April […]

Peak water developments….Our water footprints; see old Water Shed idea

How much Virtual Water is in your shirt? Virtual Water is a measure of all the water it takes to make the products you use. Waterfootprint.orgcalculates that a new cotton shirt uses 2,700 liters. That’s a tally of the water evaporated in irrigating and growing the cotton, and the water needed to wash away the fertilizers and […]

Keep the InterNETS Free! Stanford FCC event for Net Neutrality

online liveJoin the conversation at the Free Press Action Network where we’ll be live blogging during the hearing. We’ll be discussing the hearing, current Internet policies, and what we can do to protect Internet freedom for the future.Live Chat During the FCC HearingDATE: Thursday, April 17TIME: 3- 10 p.m. ET / 12-7 p.m. PTLOCATION: www.freepress.net/actionIn recent […]