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Let’s get a move on

Time’s running short, TomDispatch says that Michael Klare says. Peak oil, catastrophic climate change, resource wars, blah, blah, blah. The news isn’t all bad, though. I hear that land in northern Saskatchewan is going cheap.

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Buy One, Get One

Yesterday George W. Bush detailed a nefarious plot to…gasp….blow something up (Library Tower in Los Angeles, or in shrubspeak, “Liberty Tower“) but at least there’s a sense of urgency about the announcement: It “happened” in 2002. Also revealed: the Bay City Rollers are no longer such a happening band.

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No Rest for the Weary

Global warming got you down? Ain’t that a shame. Now I’m not telling you anything you don’t know when I say that inefficient use of energy is a big problem, and contributes to the severity of the global warming shindig. But maybe you haven’t had a chance to see just what the inefficiency looks like…

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First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers

Everyone knows that quote from Shakespeare. What many forget is that when Dick says it (in King Henry the VIth) (no, I didn’t know that off the top of my head. It’s called “google“) he proposes offing all the lawyers as part of the scheme to establish an absolute monarchy. Lawyers can surely be pains…

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Pros and Cons of Schadenfreude

So folks like Angela Winters probably have a point that a funeral is not the ideal place to criticize one of the audience members. Winters thinks Jimmy Carter and Rev. Joseph Lowery, who led the eulogy, were in bad form for making remarks that were obviosly intended as attacks on our naked emperor’s war and…

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Let them eat bad taste!

I have to admit that I’m not entirely settled in my mind about just what’s what in this whole Mohammed cartoon situation. I was talking with Wendy about it the other night. She’s pretty clearly on the side of “you’ve got the right to free speech, and you’ve got obligations to speak about certain unpopular…

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Down on the Farm

You’ve probably been wondering, “what are those wacky folks at Chelsea Green up to these days?” I’m so glad you asked! To be honest, it’s a little hard to put my finger on the details, but you can probably feel the electricity in the air–just press your face against your computer screen. Feel that tingly…

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With God on Our Side

Yowza! At long, long, long last, mainstream leaders of evangelical Christian churches, colleges, and such are speaking out about global warming. Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of a megachurch in Longwood, Fla., says: “As Christians, our faith in Jesus Christ compels us to love our neighbors and to be stewards of God’s creation. The good news…

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The Noose Tightens

In an introductory economics course, one of the things you learn is that one of the identifying features of a monopoly or oligopoly industry is its ability to use ‘price-discrimination.’ That’s when the business charges different prices to different customers, in order to get as much money out of the total customer base as possible.…

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Ain’t No Jailhouse Rock

I’ve been slack in my duties, and to fans and followers of Diane Wilson’s trials (literally) and tribulations (literally), I appologize. Diane, who is currently serving time in Victoria County (Texas) jail for her protests against Dow Chemical, wrote an open letter to the Sheriff describing the miserable conditions she and her fellow inmates are…

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