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Outside of Normal: Sea Ice Loss 2012 [video]

September 29, 2012


Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week is one of the finest climate hawks around, with his always spot-on, well-researched and -argued videos explaining climate science and attacking climate change denial.  Here is a recent vid he put together for the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media relating to this year’s devastating summer sea ice […]

The Joy of the Jailer

September 27, 2012


Is it really such innocent fun? Let’s build more prisons, Stephen Harper says.  Let’s pass more laws to fill those prisons. People like locking other people up.  There are whole television franchises concerned with the issue of whether the felon of the week gets his. There oughta be a law, we say. We’ve been taught […]

Mitt Romney, the Paranoia Candidate

September 19, 2012


Conservative collectives like the Republican Party are often noted for their domination by White male paranoia, by White males, that is, so afraid of losing their priority and privileges that they’re half-convinced they’ve lost them already.  These are people with characteristically exaggerated notions of their own importance and superiority, and matching notions of the unimportance […]

Our Biggest Challenge (Music video)

September 14, 2012


The following climate change video, put together by the musical folk at Symphony of Science, features the most famous mutton-chops in science fiction, Isaac Asimov, which is already enough to sell it to me.  But Bill Nye, the (musical) science guy, in a neon-blue polka dot bowtie helps too. I didn’t read Asimov only for his science fiction, […]

Pippa Goes Rogue

September 13, 2012


If you haven’t seen this video yet, why then it’s time to do it now.  As well as talking about climate change, it is also a commentary on McNews and the failure of journalism. (Perhaps we need a little more rogue, a little less numb.)

History Is a Telescope

September 12, 2012


Computers in the Jungle, Pt. 2.   Continued from The Measure of Stone Age Skulls.  An excerpt from Featherfolk, a work in progress. In the story of humanity, actual history, history as told, history as memory, is as ancient as language.  Yet until quite recently in Western culture, only written sources were accepted for the production of […]