Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In an Unfree World

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jon Stewart on Fox News: An Interview with Chris Wallace (Video)

From the interview:

"Because I think their bias is towards sensationalism and laziness I wouldn’t say it’s towards a liberal agenda. It’s light fluff, so it’s absolutely within the wheelhouse. …The bias of the mainstream media is toward sensationalism, conflict, and laziness."

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Excellent Video on the Subprime Mortgage Crisis (Video)
A little late... but I thought the quality and clarity of the video warranted a post.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Slutwalk Awarness Campaigns: Sluts Don't Cause Rape, Rapist Do (Article & Video)

 From the article:

And make no mistake about it: we can be called sluts for nearly any reason at all. If we’re dancing. If we’re drinking. If we have ever in our lives enjoyed sex. If our clothes aren’t made of burlap. If we’re women of color...If we’re fat or disabled or otherwise considered undesirable... If we’re queer boys or trans women, we’re called sluts in order to punish us...If we’re poor... And god forbid we accuse someone of raping us – that’s the fast track to sluthood for sure, because it’s much easier to tell us what we did wrong to make someone to commit a felony violent crime against us than it is to deal with the actual felon.
 **Warning: Video contains strong language**

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Michelle Bachmann

BLOWING BOOKS! Next Generation Interactive Digital Books (Video)

This isn't a run of the mill digital book, but rather one that you actively engage with.

Here's a link to another vid, this one featuring the inveterately boring Al Gore.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Like" Stuff in Real Life - The Virtual World Bleeds into the Real (Short Article)

I'd be interested to see a real life dislike button as well. It would be cool to see the way people's likes and dislikes contradict their spending habits. Wal-Mart comes to mind.

Here's a video link too.

Urban Farming in NYC (Video) 

Cool video about the increasing movement to urban farming. There is now even a magazine on the subject that you can subscribe to. If you don't know why urban farming is important check out this other really cool video from national geographic.

Interesting facts from wiki

  • 50% of the world’s population lives in cities.[8]
  • 800 million people are involved in urban agriculture world-wide and contribute to feeding urban residents.[9]
  • Low income urban dwellers spend between 40% and 60% of their income on food each year.[10]
  • By 2015 about 26 cities in the world are expected to have a population of 10 million or more. To feed a city of this size – at least 6000 tonnes of food must be imported each day.[11]
  • 250 million hungry people in the world live in cities [12]

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