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Worldwide Wednesday: The Anthropocene

When you use it that way, “anthro” sounds downright nasty. That’s because the newly declared Anthropocene is an epoch of terrible extinctions and toxic, radioactive and erosion pollutants – not to mention melting ice caps or monster storms.

In its report to the International Geological Congress, the Anthropocene Working Group made the case that overwhelming evidence proves the earth entered a new geological epoch around 1950.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Vote Yes on 4 for Florida Solar

Our friends at the Sustany Foundation remind you to “Vote YES on 4 for your right to Solar Energy!  There are dueling efforts in the solar energy marketplace going on in Florida. It is important that you understand the difference in each of the solar ballot issues.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: Fake Fans Fill and Fool

Here’s a good conspiracy … or is it?  If a conspiracy is a group of folks working together behind the scenes I suppose this qualifies.  With mercenary warriors and paid mourners available to the discerning event planner, why not professional actors to fill out a political rally?  … Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: That Shit’s Expensive!

Be warned! I’ll be filling this page with quite a few things inspired by Todrick Hall’s Straight Outta Oz, including a full review once it has been published in the Baum Bugle.  Meanwhile, here is one of my favorite songs from his full length video album.… Read the rest

Worldwide Wednesday: Sand Wars

Who knew sand was such a valuable resource?  The documentary Sand Wars says the demand for the resource is such that the illegal extraction and commerce of sand is a worldwide problem. Singapore is stealing sand from neighboring states, for example. … Read the rest

Techie Tuesday: Requiem for the Active Desktop

Remember the good old Active Desktop? I sure do. You could set a web page as your wallpaper, or put it in a box on your desktop. Along with Gadgets, it was a cool way to customize your work space.  Also along with Gadgets, Active Desktop was removed. … Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Cruising Into Oblivion

Growing up on the sailboat Sahai I watched in sorrow as the environment was destroyed before my eyes. Vibrant reefs packed with bright, darting fish and animals of all varieties became dead zones by the time I went to college.  Now a cruise ship merrily spews dirty crap through the once-mythical Northwest Passage. … Read the rest

Soapbox Saturday: The News is Not News

I’m with Thom Hartmann who says the news is total drek. Penis length or lack of penis entirely have been the focus of pukish pundits everywhere you turn.  What about the actual issues?

Hartman says “the corporate commercial networks are much, much happier presenting personal drama in the form of packaged infotainment and faux outrage rather than any sort of programming in the public interest.… Read the rest

Wild Friday: The Secret Covenant of the Illuminati

The Secret Covenant appears to be the blueprint for a master conspiracy to dominate the world. The author is anonymous, and the original text, dated June 21, 2002, came from a non-functioning email address. Nevertheless, it was so convincing that the lady who sent it to me believed it was an authentic message from a member of the Illuminati.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Building Furniture On Acid

Wow. As if each activity is not mind-bending enough, this video shows a couple attempting to put together an Ikea chest of drawers while tripping. Hikea Productions hopes to “document the experiences of regular people—high on drugs like LSD or magic mushrooms—attempting to build well-priced furniture.”… Read the rest

Tech Talk Tuesday: Beware RansomWare!

What Is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a special type of malware that is actively spreading across the Internet today, threatening to destroy victim’s documents and other files. Malware is software–a computer program–used to perform malicious actions. While ransomware is just one of many different types of malware, it has become very common because it is so profitable for criminals.… Read the rest