Posted on April 14, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Joseph Natoli
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 10, 2013
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Gulliver’s Travels in Food, Farming & Cuisine: Chronicle Three
Over the years I’ve remarked that what Americans do to food is not just growing, cooking and eating it but what I call “weaponizing” it.
This is done not in the service of feeding an increasing multitude but in the service of an array of reasons I list as if they sprang from Pandora’s Box:
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Posted on March 25, 2013 by dandelionsalad
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kokotan·Mar 18, 2006
Jerry Mander, executive director of the International Forum on Globalization talks about the centralization of media and effect of advertisement.
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Posted on March 20, 2013 by dandelionsalad
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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
March 20, 2013
Sherlock Holmes said, “When one tries to rise above nature, one is liable to fall below it.” Utopian thought has always been dangerous, and just in case you didn’t know it we are coming face to face with one whopper looming over the horizon in this century. It began with what was considered a relatively harmless ideology known as “Transhumanism” and has been exponentially accelerating toward what Vernor Vinge calls a technological singularity, or “the prediction wall”.
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Posted on March 16, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by John Pilger
14 March 2013
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What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis. Using revolutionary camera and lighting techniques, she produced a documentary form that mesmerized Germans; her ‘Triumph of the Will’ cast Hitler’s spell.
She told me that the “messages” of her films were dependent not on “orders from above,” but on the “submissive void” of the German public. Did that include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie? “Everyone,” she said.
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Posted on January 27, 2013 by dandelionsalad
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By Imani Henry
January 21, 2013
The largest online protest in history, known as the anti-SOPA Internet strike, took place on Jan. 18 a year ago to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. If passed, SOPA and PIPA would have had the potential to drastically censor and limit users’ access to online information, as well as give the U.S. government more power to police the Internet. The bills were backed by corporations in the entertainment industry.
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Posted on January 12, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Jan. 10, 2013
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Redundant, trivial, overcomplicated and dependency-inducing apps (computer applications) are flooding the internet. Some apps associated with deceptive and harmful claims are even drawing the attention of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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Posted on January 5, 2013 by dandelionsalad
by Joel S. Hirschhorn
January 5, 2013
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Everywhere I look outside my home I see people busy on their high tech devices, while driving, while walking, while shopping, while in groups of friends, while in restaurants, while waiting in doctor offices and hospitals, while sitting in toilets – everywhere. While connected electronically, they are inattentive to and disconnected in physical reality.
People have been steadily manipulated to become technology addicted. Technology is the opiate of the masses.
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Posted on September 23, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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by Open Source Ecology
This story traces the evolution of the Liberator, OSE’s open source compressed earth brick press, from 2007 to 2012. If you’re interested in our CEB press, you can find our information and designs at opensourceecology.org/wiki/Civilization_Starter_Kit_DVD_v0.01
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Posted on August 6, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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Congratulations to NASA!
Note: replaced first video Aug. 8, 2012
Aug 6, 2012 by RussiaToday
(Touchdown! 0:40) Robotic rover Curiosity has successfully landed in Mars’ Gale Crater. The landing, described by NASA as “seven minutes of terror,” proceeded smoothly – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/d0rbeb
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Posted on July 21, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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Jun 25, 2012 by kirstendirksen
The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there’s not much arable land and the soil is contaminated. So Maundu doesn’t use soil. Instead he’s growing plants using fish and circulating water.
It’s called aquaponics- a gardening system that combines hydroponics (water-based planting) and aquaculture (fish farming). It’s been hailed as the future of farming: it uses less water (up to 90% less than traditional gardening), doesn’t attract soil-based bugs and produces two types of produce (both plants and fish). (more…)
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Posted on July 21, 2012 by dandelionsalad
by Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Jul 18, 2012
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today defended American businesses in their efforts to compete with foreign competitors to produce green technologies such as solar panels and called for Congressional action on trade manipulation. That manipulation has allowed China to flood the domestic U.S. market with below-cost solar panels. After China dumped subsidized solar panels into the market, the price of solar panels fell below the manufacturing cost of American solar panels. That price drop put many businesses in financial distress, including some companies that had been supported with loans from the Department of Energy.
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