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- Mendocino County Today: Tuesday, September 2, 2014HEY! NO PROBLEMO Dear AVA, The paper has printed a number of letters from community members who have concerns and observations about the Anderson Valley Health Center and the care received by patients there. Unfortunately, many of these letters have promulgated significant misinformation. Additionally, a number of people attending the Health Center’s Board o […]
- Mendocino County Today: Monday, September 1, 2014Role Models; Local Sports; Lodge Fire; Catch of the Day; Deep Questions; Coffee Plus; Grand Refuge; Cannabis Market; She Left; Police v Transients; Passenger Pigeons; Satanic Mill; Puddle Folsom; Hungry Deer; Library Grant; Indian Hike
- Mendocino County Today: Sunday, August 31, 2014Rain Revelation; Strawberry Fields; ATV Tragedy; Catch of the Day; Computer Maintenance; Philo Produce; Boonville Beef; Deadly Sins; Parrish Project; Quagga Mussels; Pot Questions; If; Odd Bodkins; Police Reports; Unjust Justice; Disaster Music
- Mendocino County Today: Saturday, August 30, 2014Green Rush; FB Water; Global Affairs; Audio Gaga; Ode to Autumn; Police Reports; Eel Low; Ranger Out; UK Protester; GJ & DA; Catch of the Day; Local Food; Solar Permitting; Ageless Wisdom; Policy Vacuum; Uzi Girl; Klamath Ruling; Craig's Ready; Drought Committee; Ambulance Thanks; Senior Bookmobile
- Peak Oil Review - Sept 1A weekly review including: Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs
- Ruin is forever: When the precautionary principle is justifiedIf you are dead, you cannot mount a comeback. If all life on Earth were destroyed by, say, a large comet impact, there would be no revival. Ruin is forever.
- Whose century is it?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Food and the “21st-Century Trade Agreement”There isn’t a single TPP chapter on agriculture in TPP; rather, issues impacting food and agriculture are scattered throughout the deal. With that in mind, here are the issues that characterize the TPP so far:
- A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil DebtLast July the government agency, which has collected mundane statistics on energy matters for decades, quietly revealed that 127 of the world's largest oil and gas companies are running out of cash.
- Deceased Fukushima Chief: “I thought we were really dead” — Fear of “nuclear doom for eastern Japan” — “A total failure in which the fuel melts and breaches… containment vessel”
- “We’re Alarmed”: Chunks missing from bodies of salmon from Pacific — Lesions in over 50% of fish being reported — Experts: “Looks like traumatic insult… followed by bacterial invasions”; Investigating for pathogens — Wounds this significant must impact ability to survive (PHOTO)
- TV: “Surge in marine mammal strandings” on US West Coast — Scientists: “This is very weird”; “My biggest fear is if this… is everywhere” along coast — Whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds recently washing up in large numbers — Many thousands likely dead — Violent seizures shown on news (VIDEO)
- Experts: Scary problems on California coast — There may be “no food anywhere” along Pacific except in isolated areas — “It’s like crime scene investigation” in ocean — ‘Certainly’ Fukushima is one of stresses to sea life — Dolphins, whales more likely to be bathed in radiation (VIDEO)
- Colorado Town to Ask Higher Court to Uphold Its Fracking BanLongmont 'continues to imply that decades of established law on regulating oil and gas operations somehow doesn't apply to them,' says industry official. By Zahra Hirji Leaders of a Boulder, Colo. suburb on the front lines of the fight against gas drilling recently voted 7-0 to appeal last month's court ruling that overturned the city […]
- Enbridge Faces Maximum Fine of $86 Million for Kalamazoo SpillThe company told regulators in a filing it expects to pay at least $22 million. The EPA, which will assess the fine, is mum. By David Hasemyer 12:30 PM ET on 8/28/204: This story has been updated with information from the EPA. Pipeline giant Enbridge, Inc. has almost finished cleaning up its 2010 spill that sent hundreds of thousands of gallons of heavy crud […]
- Deepening Ties Between Exxon and Russia Run Counter to U.S. Efforts to Punish PutinAs its interests deepen in Russia, Exxon also stands to profit from the U.S. effort to fast-track oil and gas exports to 'stick it' to Putin. By Elizabeth Douglass As tensions mount and U.S. lawmakers push for stiffer sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, oil giant ExxonMobil wants no part of it. On the contrary, America's […]
- In Tight Florida's Governor's Race, Climate Change Is a Central IssueVoter concern over vanishing beaches and fresh water may force GOP Gov. Rick Scott to run against his party's platform and his record. By Katherine Bagley 1:30 PM ET on 8/27/204: This story has been updated with comment from Gov. Rick Scott's spokesperson. The increasingly visible effects of climate change in Florida are putting Republican Gov. Ric […]
- D. J. Grothe is No Longer President of the James Randi Educational FoundationIn a brief press release issued late this afternoon, the James Randi Educational Foundation announced that its Los Angeles offices would be closing to save some money... oh, and by the way, D.J. Grothe is no longer the JREF President:
- Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 13: Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein, Directors of An Honest LiarOur latest podcast guests are Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein, directors of An Honest Liar (the documentary about James Randi):
- Is This Pastor Being Honest About What He Said at a Secular Event?In 2013, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, spoke at a conference called Awaken Now.In a clip that just came to my attention, Rodriguez explained how he was invited to pray at a large secular event in Washington, D.C. with "a couple hundred thousand people" that was sponsored by a famous […]
- With Germany Changing How It Collects the Church Tax, Many Are Leaving Their Churches AltogetherIf you live in Germany, then you're aware of something called a Church Tax.As far as I can understand it -- forgive me if I screw this up -- here's how this works: When you pay your income taxes, a portion of it (8 or 9%, depending on where you live) is set aside by the government for your place of worship if you're Catholic, Protestant, or Je […]
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THE SMALL ORGANIC FARM greatly discomforts the corporate/ industrial mind because the small organic farm is one of the most relentlessly subversive forces on the planet. Over centuries both the communist and the capitalist systems have tried to destroy small farms because small farmers are a threat to the consolidation of absolute power.
Thomas Jefferson said he didn’t think we could have democracy unless at least 20% of the population was self-supporting on small farms so they were independent enough to be able to tell an oppressive government to stuff it.
It is very difficult to control people who can create products without purchasing inputs from the system, who can market their products directly thus avoiding the involvement of mercenary middlemen, who can butcher animals and preserve foods without reliance on industrial conglomerates, and who can’t be bullied because they can feed their own faces. ~Eliot Coleman
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