Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear

Vanity Fair Investigation Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination. by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele May 2008 No thanks: An […]

Most Insideous Racial Terminology

On Tuesday, we will be doing an activity with our students to help them frame the concepts of subtle pervasive prejudice and how it affects their educational opportunities a la the achievement gap, etc. We will also be discussing institutional racism in concrete terms. Traditionally all of our students have been black, and the activity […]

Daily OM: April 16, 2008: Giveaways

http://www.dailyom.com/ Potlatch(aka Giveaway) Encouraging Generosity We can learn much from the Native American tradition of the potlatch. It is a tradition that values generosity above all else, and a potlatch, which is a very grand ceremony, is an exercise in giving away material possessions, food, and money. It is not uncommon for the host of […]

Elinore's Garden: Intervention via Spirit

I was supposed to work this morning. I had the 2nd day of training for our summer algebra program. I was looking forward to it. But, my car overheated last night, so I got up this morning to add fluids to the radiator and see how it went. It seemed fine, so I left the […]

Florida sells unlimited water-pumping rights in drought-stricken State Park to Nestle for $230

The State of Florida has given a Nestle bottling plant the right to pump as much water as it can get out Madison Blue Springs State Park, which is presently in drought conditions. The right lasts until 2018, and cost Nestle $230 in permit fees. Florida is presently in bitter dispute with its neighboring states […]