Dandelion Salad Is Going On Hiatus by Lo (Updated)

Flying Bumble Bee on Honeysuckle Flower

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Last Updated: March 16, 2015

by Lo
editor, Dandelion Salad
April 28, 2014

Decided to take a hiatus for at least one week starting Sat. May 3. It may last longer, maybe a month or maybe the entire Summer or maybe forever. Continue reading

Growing, Harvesting and Eating the Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem Artichokes

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Text from en.wikipedia.org/
November 10, 2013

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas.[1] Continue reading

Torture on Tape: Disturbing Video Shows U.S. Special Forces Observing Brutal Afghan Interrogation

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These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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democracynow on Nov 7, 2013

www.democracynow.org A video just posted online by Rolling Stone shows a hogtied prisoner being whipped by Afghan security forces, as what appears to be two unidentified American military officers look on. According to investigative reporter Matthieu Aikins, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command confirmed an ongoing investigation into the incident. Aikins says the video fits with a general pattern of recurring abuse of detainees in U.S. and Afghan custody.

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Huge Thanks to All the Flickr Photographers with CC Licenses on their Photos by Lo

beginning to end

Image by Leonard John Matthews via Flickr

by Lo
editor, Dandelion Salad
September 15, 2013

Truly a huge thank you to all the photographers on Flickr with Creative Commons licenses on their photos.

The photos add of course, a visual aspect to the blog posts but I use them for editorial reasons, too.

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

by Lo
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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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Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

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The flower of a geranium opening over a period...

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Igor Kozorog on Dec 10, 2014

An art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental stance. Koyaanisqatsi is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans’ devastating environmental impact on the planet. The message of director Godfrey Reggio is clear: humans are destroying the planet, and all of human progress is pointlessly foolish.

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Save the Postal Service Rally + Occupy Wall St goes Postal

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Updated: added 2 more videos and an article by Ralph Nader.

Save the Post Office Rally

on Sep 27, 2011

Part of the national day of action to defend the Postal Service from privatizers. Rally in Bridgeport CT Sept. 26, 2011. Charles Page speaks after march by several score postal workers and supporters.

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Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers

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 on Jul 6, 2011

Coreopsis
photo by Dandelion Salad

http://www.ted.com

In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.

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Collard Greens, So Good For You

Flowering Collard Greens

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Updated: Sept. 7, 2012 added another video recipe

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Text from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collard_greens
May 20, 2011

“Nutritional information

Collard Greens

Widely considered to be a healthy food, collards are good sources of vitamin C and soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and sulforaphane.[citation needed] Roughly a quarter pound (approx. 100 g) of cooked collards contains 46 calories.

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Simon Norfolk: Using beauty to expose the brutality of the Afghan war

Abdulai before the giants
Used with permission
photo by Hakim
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on May 4, 2011

In October 2010, Simon Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, which takes its cue from the work of nineteenth-century British photographer John Burke. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke’s original portfolios.

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Bahrain: Two men being assaulted by masked police, Photo essay by Finian Cunningham

These photos are from a Bahraini photographer whose name cannot be given for personal safety. The Bahraini regime is trawling through media interviews and broadcasts identifying people who have spoken out against the US-backed monarchy, and subsequently detaining these people in unknown conditions. Over 600 people have been unlawfully detained in Bahrain since the US-supported Saudi-led military crackdown was launched on March 16 against the pro-democracy movement. Up to 100 persons remain missing, according the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. At least four people have died in custody, their bodies showing signs of torture. Caption details by Finian Cunningham.

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