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  • tallbridge 4:39 am on November 2, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: cocreate, community, digital,   


    hey so i know i’ve kinda bailed on shred but i’m tryin to change my flighty ways!!!
    in the spirit of cultivating digital community – check this brilliant little video out!

     
  • ishred 8:08 pm on October 2, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: community,   

    Major LoLz http://www.youtube.com/watch… 

    Major LoLz

     
    • oneshowatatime 11:27 pm on October 2, 2009 Permalink

      jeez, keisa, didn’ t realize you’re “ishred” on the shred…

      funny, because 30 seconds into this video i was like, “for some reason this reminds me of keiser, i bet he’d like this video”

    • ishred 5:38 pm on October 4, 2009 Permalink

      this video is much funnier when you know these are east coast biscuit teerrr rats, which they are

    • zabba 2:39 am on October 5, 2009 Permalink

      “This is silly dude, tan on tan on fuckin’ brown, dude.”

    • adriuntz 3:02 am on October 5, 2009 Permalink

      “I got this sick art from a dude on lot. Paid five bucks and a beer. I feel I made out pretty good on that deal.”

  • perpetuallyphil 6:03 pm on August 28, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: community, , , single payer, sketch   

    care about health care? 

    “The current health care debate in Congress has nothing to do with death panels or public options or socialized medicine. The real debate, the only one that counts, is how much money our blood-sucking insurance, pharmaceutical and for-profit health services are going to be able to siphon off from new health care legislation. The proposed plans rattling around Congress all ensure that the profits for these corporations will increase and the misery for ordinary Americans will be compounded. The corporate state, enabled by both Democrats and Republicans, is yet again cannibalizing the Treasury. It is yet again pushing Americans, especially the poor and the working class, into levels of despair and rage that will continue to fuel the violent, proto-fascist movements leaping up around the edges of American society. And the traditional watchdogs—those in public office, the press and citizens groups—are as useless as the perfumed fops of another era who busied their days with court intrigue at Versailles. Canada never looked so good.

    The Democrats are collaborating with lobbyists for the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry and for-profit health care providers to craft the current health care reform legislation. “Corporate and industry players are inside the tent this time,” says David Merritt, project director at Newt Gingrich’s Center for Health Transformation, “so there is a vacuum on the outside.” And these lobbyists have already killed a viable public option and made sure nothing in the bills will impede their growing profits and capacity for abuse.

    “It will basically be a government law that says you have to buy their defective product,” says Dr. David Himmelstein, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a founder of Physicians for a National Health Plan. “Next the government will tell us a Pinto in every garage, a lead-coated toy to every child and melamine-laced puppy chow for every dog.”

    [….]

    Obama and the congressional leadership have shut out advocates of single-payer. The press, including papers such as The New York Times, treats single-payer as a fringe movement. The television networks rarely mention it. And yet between 45 and 60 percent of doctors favor single-payer. Between 40 and 62 percent of the American people, including 80 percent of registered Democrats, want universal, single-payer not-for-profit health care for all Americans. The ability of the corporations to discredit and silence voices that represent at least half of the population is another sad testament to the power of our corporate state.

    “We are considering a variety of striking efforts for early in the fall,” Dr. Himmelstein said, “including protests outside state capitals by doctors around the country, video links of conferences in 70 or 80 cities around the country, with protests and potential doctors chaining themselves to the fence of the White House.”

    Make sure you join them”

    —— full article here

    hijacking is awesome. the lobby power is sooooo strong on this one. we need to have a voice. dollars make sense, but people lead movements.

     
  • perpetuallyphil 9:52 pm on August 26, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , community, democracy unlimited, , ,   

    Democracy Unlimited 

    these peeps are doing some cool stuff up here in Humboldt and elsewhere. glad to get to learn from them in my upcoming internship.

    Resist the dominant program

     
    • waterling 2:20 pm on August 27, 2009 Permalink

      fooook ya. lots of good stuff going on there it seems.
      i keep imagining populist uprisings in the redwood forest…a la robin hood and the sherwood forest?

    • waterling 6:10 pm on August 27, 2009 Permalink

      reading about this then thinking about the role of civil society in general, we’re really lucky to live in america, despite all the problems it has going on, people can basically do what they want and fight against whatever systems they see as unjust, and really can change the way things operate when the passion is there. in sooo many other parts of the world people won’t even talk about politics or the dominating power (ie the multinational corporations crushing the local economies everywhere), let alone actually have an organized group to represent the majority of the people. por ejemplo, human rights groups and civil societies are banned from ethiopia. banned.

      that being said, don’t really know what to think about when civil society in Mali is so active to block a law that would state that ‘women are no longer required to obey their husbands, instead husbands and wives owe each other loyalty and protection.’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8223736.stm

    • perpetuallyphil 5:52 am on August 28, 2009 Permalink

      it IS amazing that we have the freedom to enact change in our country and even abroad as citizens of this country. positive things have happened so many times, and often it starts with just a handful of people and eventually tips over into widespread trends. we have come a long way, have a long way to go..
      the danger tho, is that in a lot of ways our power as citizens is really limited and becomes more so on a regular basis. we often have the illusion of freedom in this country, i think, and without some changes to the fundamentals of our society, idea sets and government, we will be chasing our own tail to eternity….

      that said, i am glad that are still avenues to persue and positivity to manifest. it starts local and next thing you know, its global. entonces, cambio es posible y riquisimo!
      smile power!
      (that mali shit is crazy, but its how democracy works. thats the key diff between it and representitive government, right taka?)

  • perpetuallyphil 11:17 pm on August 22, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , community, desert song, , , ,   

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 

     
  • perpetuallyphil 8:04 am on August 17, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: community, , , , , ,   

    face-feed 

    who are you? who are we? how do we interact? why are we networking?

    —–

    “Facebook just bought the rights to nearly everything you do online. And it cost them only $47.5 million.

    Facebook’s purchase of FriendFeed, an obscure social-media platform, is potentially momentous. To understand why, we must understand FriendFeed, a start-up that is ubiquitous among techies and unknown to everybody else. It’s a sleek application that acts as a clearinghouse for all of your social-media activities. Post something to Flickr? That will show up on your FriendFeed page. Digg something? FriendFeed will know. Post to Twitter from your phone? FriendFeed will syndicate your tweets. Once you initially tell it where to look, it will collect everything and tell it to the world…..

    …….

    ……….If this happens, Facebook will be the one portal to rule them all. Other than Google, that is. Google long ago took over much of our Internet usage: Gmail, Google Docs, Google search, etc. Facebook and Twitter, for now, are the two holdouts, bastions of independence in an increasingly consolidated Internet. (To be more precise: the user-generated Internet.) And Twitter may already be too integrated to count because of the way Facebook pipes it in.

    That leaves two mega-conglomerates that will compete to be the portal of everything we do on the Internet. Google has long tried to get into the social game, and Facebook surely wouldn’t mind expanding into some of Google’s territory. (Real-time search is the likely entry point.) It’s as classic an American struggle as Pepsi vs. Coke. Two companies, one market. Regardless of which side you choose, I’m sure Facebook will be happy to air your thoughts on the matter. Even if you write them on Blogspot, Google’s blogging network. After all, that’s why Facebook bought FriendFeed. So it could own you.”

    ——

    full article via washington post

    my questions are these:

    are we co-evolving with this technology that is therefore benefiting both the consumer and the producer positively, or are they increasingly convincing us that this is important and real? are these online relationships healthy? what comes next?

     
    • homad 10:06 am on August 17, 2009 Permalink

      What isn’t mentioned is internet media which of course MediaWars.com will dominate 🙂 Come check out all the new features we just added (including adult content if your registered and opt to experience it).

  • perpetuallyphil 4:22 am on May 4, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: community, , garden,   

    obama to garden orgaically 

    “While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at a time when obesity and diabetes have become a national concern.

    …..

    The Obamas will feed their love of Mexican food with cilantro, tomatillos and hot peppers. Lettuces will include red romaine, green oak leaf, butterhead, red leaf and galactic. There will be spinach, chard, collards and black kale. For desserts, there will be a patch of berries. And herbs will include some more unusual varieties, like anise hyssop and Thai basil. A White House carpenter, Charlie Brandts, who is a beekeeper, will tend two hives for honey.

    ……

    The plots will be in raised beds fertilized with White House compost, crab meal from the Chesapeake Bay, lime and green sand. Ladybugs and praying mantises will help control harmful bugs.

    Cristeta Comerford, the White House’s executive chef, said she was eager to plan menus around the garden, and Bill Yosses, the pastry chef, said he was looking forward to berry season.

    ….

    “You can begin in your own cupboard,” she said, “by eliminating processed food, trying to cook a meal a little more often, trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables.” ”

    from NYT article

    ————-

    just when i had creeping doubts about the prez….. this is the best thing i have read in weeks. leadership where it needs to be, sending a message that is real. if we can start to rely on our own means for food again we take the power away from big oil and monsanto, while strengthening our communities once again. seriously, this is monumental and organic. now we just need to get him on the permaculture train, get self composting toilets installed in the white house, and convert airforce one to biodisel….

    on a side note, jimmy carter installed solar panels on the white house in the 70’s, only to have them removed by one ronny reagan a decade later… rest is history, nuff said.

    read this book: (max can  find the torrent ebook)

    omnivore’s dilemma

     
    • untamedyawp 5:53 pm on May 4, 2009 Permalink

      i hate to be that guy but gotta….

      obama putting an organic garden at the white house is just about as positive and productive as GM creating flex fuel and pushing it as a step in the right direction.

      there is a wealth of info putting obama in bed so to speak with several monsanto cronies, the person who he appointed to be head of the USDA just happens to have won the Governor of the year award from the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

      peruse:
      http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_15573.cfm
      http://gmfoodwatch.tribe.net/thread/78999f60-b0a6-4f52-957d-74d0bf240d96

    • perpetuallyphil 6:19 pm on May 4, 2009 Permalink

      no doubt that is a problem as well as the Farm Bill that is passed every year. each time the legislation is moved through the houses it entrenches the agribuisness ever more and favors cash crop overproduction on corn and soy. subsidies go the wrong places to insure that corn by-prducts control the market and ever more become our sole source of food (if you do the processed food thing). this leads to a heap of problems not withstanding: soil depletion, water pollution, factory farms and GMOs. coloradan ken salzar that is secretary of interior has a pretty bad record with this as well.

      that said, what is the solution to these problems? we have a broken farm system, pollution, dietary issues, and few people control a very un-diversified food supply. even organic food is mirroring its big brother industrialized farming and taking the power out of the hands of others….. so, solutions:
      -start your own garden
      -buy from a community supported agriculture program
      -farm with your neighbors
      -buy from local vendors
      -know the companies you support

      in my opinion the best thing we could do as a populace is to grow our own food and simply opt out of the food industry in general. no matter who is in charge and what laws are present, controlling our food is controlling our lives. there is no shortage of organic seeds (yet) and seed saving is best done by having food growing currently and seasonally with perennials.
      so, sure fuck obama and his two faced policies, but encouraging local gardening is truly amazing and superceeds anything else done at the top. grassroots movements with food communities will revolutionize this planet one homegrown tomato at a time…. dig it

  • tallbridge 3:45 pm on November 30, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: , , community, intentional, seastead   

    Seasteading 

    What is “Seasteading”?

    Seasteading means to create permanent dwellings on the ocean – homesteading the high seas. A seastead, like in the picture above, is a structure meant for permanent occupation on the ocean.

    xam…

     
    • homad 3:19 am on December 1, 2008 Permalink

      The image shows the wind power… What you don’t see is the perpetual water power underneath 🙂

    • deadindenver 10:30 pm on December 2, 2008 Permalink

      “The image shows the wind power… What you don’t see is the perpetual water power underneath”
      ________________________________________

      Hahaha….

    • deadindenver 10:33 pm on December 2, 2008 Permalink

      According to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, there is no transitional law and no possibility to consent to the existence of a construction which was previously approved or built by a neighbouring state.

      This means that artificial islands may no longer be constructed and then claimed as sovereign states, or as state territories, for the purposes of extension of an exclusive economic zone or of territorial waters.

      ______________________________________
      maybe we could anchor to sealand 🙂

    • deadindenver 10:38 pm on December 2, 2008 Permalink

      SEXY!!!

  • perpetuallyphil 7:00 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: community, credit clearing, , decentralized banking, Thomas H. Greco, WIR   

    dolla dolla bill ya’ll 

    There are many problems with our monetary system today. money is centralized and debit is owned by a small few. the problem lies in our credit system and interest that is collected on debts.

    There are better ways in which to trade and many of them are able to be implemented in smaller communities and then eventually on a larger scale.

    Credit clearing is a great system in which there can still be short term loans in order to push progress in the marketplace, but still leave interest and money out, therefore allowing all businesses involved to be profitable without a central bank/government cashing in. Everyone wins. Check it out:

    Here is a great downloadble slide show

    Here is a bank that has been sucessful in credit clearing:

    “The WIR bank is a not for profit bank. It serves the interest of the clients, not the bank itself. It is a very stable system, not prone to failure as the current banking system is. It remains fully operational even in times of general economic crisis. WIR may have contributed to the remarkable stability of the Swiss economy, as it dampens downturns in the business cycle.”

    Here is a cool website

     
  • perpetuallyphil 2:00 am on October 9, 2008 Permalink |
    Tags: community, domes, , self-sufficiency,   

    anyone got half a $mill? 

    lets relocate…

     
    • homad 5:07 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink

      21 acres. 10 buildings. ONLY 550,000!!!!! If anyone is considering….STOP considering and JUST DO IT!!! If my funds were not in another home and I could legally leave Texas I would take that in a second! Ima email this to everyone, I want someone I know to have this.

    • perpetuallyphil 7:36 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink

      maybe we could just get one of those sub-prime mortgage loans i have heard so much about….

    • adriuntz 12:20 am on October 10, 2008 Permalink

      those loans are sick…check out the stick man explains

    • katbur 1:35 am on October 10, 2008 Permalink

      The only problem is that you have to live in Florida! My parents are in Florida, I can’t do that. Well maybe with that much space I could cope 🙂

    • deadindenver 7:31 am on January 14, 2009 Permalink

      more yes now

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