Stephen Spoonamore has been working in the technology field for 20 years. In this time he has worked extensively with electronic credit card security, bank security, corporate security, military security, and voting security. Lately, Spoonamore has been working in the political technology field. He is a Republican, a McCain supporter, and a man who cares […]Read More..
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, explains the need to learn the lessons of sustainability with your whole body—by digging your hands in the soil and gaining a visceral understanding of what it means to get your food from the Earth. From the September 2008 edition of The Ecologist: It’s hard to […]Read More..
The first Bush/Paulson/Pelosi bailout plan to come before Congress was defeated. Wall Street reacted, the Dow plunged, world markets trembled, and we now face a financial future that can at best be described as uncertain. With the elections a few weeks away, no one—Democrat or Republican—wanted to vote for a bill that was perceived by […]Read More..
The following excerpt is from Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus by Diane Wilson. Momma’s pregnancies were hellacious. First she vomited her guts out and then she cried about it. If that wasn’t enough to cement the connection between hell and […]Read More..
In case you missed it, Matthew Stein, author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, was on Coast to Coast AM With George Noory Last night. In the latter half of the show, author Matthew Stein talked about the popular interest in preparedness and how individuals can ready […]Read More..
When the USDA declared war on Linda Faillace (Mad Sheep: The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm) and her tiny sheep farm in an effort to stave off criticism of the government’s mishandling of Mad-Cow Disease, she fought back. Ultimately, her entire herd was destroyed while Linda and her family could […]Read More..
**UPDATE 2:32 PM** The $700 billion rescue plan was defeated on the House Floor. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Assuming the Paulson-Pelosi package passes the House and Senate, will the $7oo billion bailout even work? Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, puts our chances at about 50/50. And […]Read More..
At the risk of stating the obvious, the economy is, well, not in a good place. What we need at this moment is real leadership, and a plan to address the problems of a collapsing economy while averting looming ecological catastrophe. John Podesta, President and CEO of Center for American Progress, has a proposal that […]Read More..
Last Sunday, entrepreneur and author Dave Pollard (Finding the Sweet Spot: The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work) contributed a sobering article on the state of the US economy and the plummeting value of the dollar to his blog on Salon.com, “How to Save the World”. Considering the current fragile state of the […]Read More..
Peter Barnes, author of Climate Solutions: A Citizen’s Guide and senior fellow at the Tomales Bay Institute, presents the basic principles of a cap-and-dividend climate policy. In easy-to-understand terms, he presents the problem (“the biggest market failure the world has ever seen”), as well as a common sense, truly fair solution that won’t place the […]Read More..