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February 2007

What good is the CIA?

The fact that so much of what the “intelligence” community does is done in secret makes it a little hard to judge the worth of their efforts. But here are a few things to consider. 1) When they do accomplish things, it often turns out badly. Very, very badly. 2) When they don’t accomplish things, […]

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Global warming activism, cont’d

My idea for activism to get people thinking more about global warming has generated more comment activity than normal. Hooray! (Okay, I admit, two of the commentors are my brother- and father-in-law, and three of the comments are by me responding to them and the other guy with whom I have no relationship whatsoever.) Join […]

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My new heroes

First they take an old paper shredder and convert it to hand crank, stowable under a desk. Then they make a futon with the shredded paper. Far too cool and clearly the wave of the future.

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My idea for global warming activism

It won’t work up here in White River Junction, cuz we’re sufficiently above sea level, but here’s my thinking for activists nearer to the coasts: paint lines on buildings showing where sea level will be in 50 or 100 years. Isn’t much of lower Manhattan projected to be in permanent gurgle mode? Slap some paint […]

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Spring approaches: get out there and protest!

Protest the Iraq war (4th anniversary is at hand). United for Peace and Justice has a calendar of events all over the place. International ANSWER is also organizing with an emphasis on a Saturday, March 17, “March on the Pentagon.” Protest insufficient action on global warming. “Step It Up” on April 14th (Saturday).

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Bill McKibben: Don’t just sit there fuming CO2 over global warming, DO something!

The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Stop Global Warming By Tara Lohan, AlterNet. Posted February 1, 2007. Environmentalist Bill McKibben explains that forcing Congress to take action on climate change is the top priority. Fortunately, he has a plan. It has been a winter for the record books in the Northeast and Midwest. […]

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