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bristlecone-pine.jpg forestry technique to avoid cutting down trees ( in life, health, environment, trees )

See themindunleashed.com Japan's Ancient Forestry Technique Produces High-Grade Lumber With No Need to Chop Down Trees. The daisugi technique, like bonsai, is a forestry technique that involves heavily pruning the mother tree which allows narrow saplings t ... read more

emissions_convo.jpeg emissions test ( in culture, humor, auto )

A mostly one-way text conversation I had with my wife, Tara, yesterday while she worked and I tried to get her car emissions tested. I was laughing at my own situation after a while, wondering what could possibly go wrong next. I never did get it tested because ... read more

official_youtube.png my youtube channel ( in life, money, internet )

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel. It's free, and maybe someday I will reach their new 1,000 subscribers minimum before I can monetize it and make a few bucks. Just 999 to go! Thanks! On the other hand, I DO have the distinction of being the LEAST LIKED ... read more

leaky-gut-leaky-brain.jpg the spice that prevents fluoride from destroying your brain ( in life, health, food )

via the-spice-that-prevents-fluoride-from-destroying-your-brain Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why research proving this common spice can... Her ... read more

xmas-bells.gif christmas jokes ( in culture, humor, jokes, christmas )

A Christmas Story One day, this past December, I was rushing around trying to get some last minute shopping done. I was stressed out and not thinking very fondly of the Christmas season right then. It was dark, cold, and wet in the parking lot as I was loading my ... read more

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Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo

Anti-corporate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world. His old boss, Colonel Charonne, wants to stop him. On his "speaking truth to power" tour, Dobie meets and falls in love with Kaylie while enduring attacks at every turn. Can they outrun Charonne and his minions? Will Major Watson steal her away? Is she too good to be true? And, what is up with the little blue alien?

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It was in Las Cruces that things got weird. Dobromir "Dobie" Pokorny was well into his "speaking truth to power" tour in support of his latest book -- his manifesto -- Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo. He had driven north for dates in Kentucky and Indiana before deciding that getting mugged in a Muncie parking lot was his cue to turn around and head back south, or at least southwest. With stops in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas along the way, he ...

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'iraq war diaries' at ten years: truth is treason ( in education, news, rss, )
The purpose of journalism is to uncover truth especially uncomfortable truth and to publish it for the benefit of society. In a free society, wemust be informed of the criminal acts carried out by governments in the name of the people. Throughout ... read more
the car in the landscape: a love story ( in education, news, rss, )
via https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/10/james-howard-kunstler/the-car-in-the-landscape-a-love-story/For more than a century, the automobile has represented the essence of American life like nothing else, like no other artifact or idea. Thefreedom of the open roadi ... read more
asian supremacy ( in education, news, rss, )
via https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/10/noauthor/asian-supremacy/Asian Supremacy ... read more
greek athlete helps disabled woman reach the top of mount olympus, her dream ( in education, news, rss, )
via https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3993/Greek-Athlete-Helps-Disabled-Woman-Reach-The-Top-Of-Mount-Olympus-Her-Dream ... read more
a guided meditation to help overcome panic and anxiety ( in education, news, rss, )
via https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/10/16/a-guided-meditation-to-help-overcome-panic-and-anxiety/2020 has certainly been quite the year for most of us. From outbreaks to lockdowns to tragedies it should come as no surprise that an increasing number of us ... read more


 couple of good ones ( in culture, humor, jokes )

OK, three good ones. and and, this just in, something to settle the argument... ... read more

new rules for writers ( in culture, writing, advice )

Anis Shivani: New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More. These rules totally go against every prescription for writing success you'll hear as a young new writer from all quarters: the conformity-driven MFA system ... read more

writers need followers? ( in culture, writing, advice )

Publishers and writing "gurus" preach that writers need followers. The problem is that emotionally-stable people don't want followers, they want friends, compatriots, people who listen, not followers. Especially zombie followers. They're the wors ... read more

10 tv series with conscious themes -- if you're looking for something good ( in culture, movies-tv )

via collective-evolution.com "As the Founding Director of the Tribeca Film Festival, former Head of Content for GAIAMTV (Gaia), and now Founder and CEO of Conscious Good..." See also, decent series? ... read more

alan shore's stick it! speech ( in culture, movies-tv )

Alan Shore's closing argument (from Boston Legal) Alan Shore "When the weapons of mass destruction thing turned out to be not true, I expected the American people to rise up. Ha! They didn't. Then, when the Abu Ghraib torture thing surfaced and it ... read more


 we're better than we think we are ( in education, research, religion, christianity )

"... it's worth noting that the Bible's 82nd Psalm says something that many people find shockingly un-Biblical:You are gods." Or, at least god-like, depending on translation. Anyway, I've always agreed with the article title. :)via We're Better Than W ... read more

more alternative news sites ( in education, news, internet )

Here's a long list of alternative news sites, rather than the mostly-fake mainstream media from which you might get your news: 12160.info For alternatives to EVERYTHING, go here: alternativeto.net ... read more

 ekaterina dzhugashvili, stalin's mother ( in education, history )

And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... "She Stalin's mother once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the Tsar? Well, I'm like a tsar.' 'You'd have done better t ... read more

 san francisco in 1906 ( in education, history )

Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) via san-Francisco-1905-historical-footage "A film taken from a streetcar ... read more

 should i capitalize that dog breed name? ( in education, language, english, grammar )

In a word, no. See style.mla.org/capitalizing-names-of-dog-breeds Do not routinely capitalize the names of dog breeds. Many breed names are composed of proper nouns that you capitalize like Boston and generic terms (like retriever or terrier) that you lowercas ... read more


my brother's cat, hobo ( in family, pets, religion, )

He was a stray in the neighborhood I moved to when I bought my house. Based on neighbor reports, he'd been here about 5 years when I finally adopted him in August of 2016 -- I moved here in Sept of 2012 and he'd reportedly shown up in the neighborhood the previou ... read more

 nothing much to update about ( in family, adoption, holmes )

She's just driving us crazy. Luckily, Tara is taking the brunt of it. I had to get out and walk around town in the freezing cold, just for the sake of getting out. I was at least useful, coming back with some groceries. Elizabeth's sweet as can be and very playfu ... read more

we're home! ( in family, adoption, holmes )

OK, now we're home! I'll try and do a trip summary tomorrow after a good night's sleep ... in my own bed. Tara says she feels like Dorothy, There's no place like home!This article/post is copyrighted. Please do not reprint, reproduce or distribute it (or its ima ... read more

tuesday (11/26/2007) ( in family, adoption, holmes )

Time flies when you lose nine hours. We fly to Astrakhan this afternoon. This morning, we'll be having the free breakfast that the hotel offers. Then we'll exchange our dollars for rubles (before the dollar devalues even more). I could've done that yes ... read more

can't leave early ( in family, adoption, holmes )

... but at least it's all over. The Embassy visit went fine. Delta said that the only way we could take the available seats on earlier flights was to pay $2800 extra FOR EACH ticket. We said no. Unless someone wants to donate that to us, then we'll call them back ... read more


 first day of school, i mean, work ( in life, money, employment )

Feels like the first day back at school after summer vacation, except in this case it's not even summer yet and I'll be starting a new job, not school, today. I hope it lasts longer than the last few jobs! I have had a string of incredible bad luck over the past d ... read more

criminalizing some airport pat downs defended ( in life, travel )

by Rochester legislatorWow, good news for a change! Criminalizing some airport pat-downs defended by Rochester legislator - Fosters. ... read more

 hotdog from reggio's ( in life, travel )

Just had a hotdog from Reggio's at O'Hare. I'm told that's a real Chicago style dog. It was good! ... read more

 being overweight means you live longer ( in life, health, fitness, research )

Why being 'overweight' means you live longer: The way scientists twist the facts I guess the only diet most of us need to be on is non-GMO. See also. ... read more

 visiting old sacramento ( in life, travel )

Observations while walking around Old Sacramento with Elizabeth: Jul 14, 2018 2:38pm As I sat on a bench in touristy Old Sacramento, a little boy walked by and asked "Are you a statue?" I had to laugh. There was a statue/wooden carving of a man on the ... read more

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