Absurdity Rules the World by Siv O’Neall

by Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
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Axisoflogic.com, 13 July 2012
Lyon, France
15 July 2012

Greedy Corporate America

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The absurdity of the world today is so blinding that we can barely see through the fog to discern what went so wrong.

Plans had been spun for years in the dark underground caves by the enemies of man. The Neoconservatives had it all planned, but one factor was missing.

Propaganda had already been working its insidious misinformation. The mass media were already more than willing to play the game of Big Money. Continue reading

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… Autumn! by Lo

by Lo
Dandelion Salad
July 15, 2012

Thought I’d share how the drought and very high temperatures have effected the plants and trees in my neighborhood and garden. Also a garden update.

Hostas

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Moyers and Company: Vandana Shiva on the Problem with Genetically-Modified Seeds

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http://billmoyers.com/
July 13, 2012

Attack of the Killer GMO corn!

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Bill talks to scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds. These seeds — considered “intellectual property” by the big companies who own the patents — are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of genetically modified seeds, claiming they also harm the environment, are more costly, and leave local farmers deep in debt as well as dependent on suppliers.

Shiva, who founded a movement in India to promote native seeds, links genetic tinkering to problems in our ecology, economy, and humanity, and sees this as the latest battleground in the war on Planet Earth.

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Einstein’s Prescience by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
Guest Writer
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July 12, 2012

Capitalism Is Over!

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Albert Einstein wrote in 1939:

“There could be no greater calamity than a permanent discord between us and the Arab people. Despite the great wrong that has been done us, we must strive for a just and lasting compromise with the Arab people…. Let us recall that in former times no people lived in greater friendship with us than the ancestors of these Arabs.”

Einstein was opposed from the start to the setting up of a Jewish state and to mass emigration into Palestine. He was also one of the signatories to an Open Letter to the New York Times in 1948 denouncing the terrorist activities of Menachem Begin and the massacre carried out in the Arab village of Deir Yassin.

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Geoff Lawton: Permaculture

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Ripening Blackberries

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Geoff Lawton is an internationally – renowned permaculture educator, consultant and practitioner. He emigrated from England to Australia and later studied permaculture with Bill Mollison in Tasmania. He established the Permaculture Research Institute at Tagari Farm in New South Wales, Australia, a 147 acre farmstead previously developed by Mollison. PRI was eventually moved to Zaytuna Farm, in The Channon, where it continues today.

Since 1985, Geoff has designed and implemented permaculture projects in 30 countries for private individuals and groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, & multinational corporations. He has taught the Permaculture Design Certificate course and designed permaculture projects in 30 countries. The Permaculture Research Institute supports the establishments of Permaculture Master Plan sites worldwide as demonstration sites and education centers that network their research

[…] This event was held in Ajman, UAE on 31st of March, 2012.

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Don’t Enlist, But Don’t Just Take My Word For It by Lo

resist don't enlist

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by Lo
Editor, Dandelion Salad
July 12, 2012

This is the most important blog post on Dandelion Salad. Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be considering enlisting as a soldier (mercenary). Stop them from selling their souls.

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The Weaponization of Economic Theory by Michael Hudson

by Michael Hudson
Featured Writer
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http://michael-hudson.com
July 13, 2012

The Rape of Greece by ECB, EU and IMF

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Europe’s three needs: a debt write-down, a real central bank, and a more efficient tax system

Brussels Talk, Madariaga College, Governing Globalisation in a World Economy in Transition, June 27, 2012

What can Europe learn from the United States?

First, the United States – like Canada, England and China – have central banks that do what central banks outside of Europe were created to do: finance the budget deficit directly.

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