The End Is Near?

I don’t think the world will end in my lifetime — though it will end when I die — but maybe there was something to the fact that the Mayans’ calendar stopped at the end of 2012.* We humans are so messing up the earth that we might as well stop counting years going forward. […]

Capitalist Shibboleth #39: Land Is the Basis of All Wealth

While rummaging through some old file folders I found this advertisement; it appeared in the Los Angeles Times on February 24, 1970 –  while the Cold War was still raging.

Water, Water, Every Where ….

Southern California has been inundated these past several weeks with rain storms; it’s something we’re not used: There’s flash floods, mud slides, overflowing storm drains and traffic jams. What’s really scary, though, is an advisory sent out by L.A. County’s environmental health division, advising people to stay out of the ocean because of the possibility […]

The End Is Near (For Newspapers)?

It was only a matter of time:  A Pew Research Center survey conducted in early December found that the Internet has now overtaken newspapers as the second-most preferred news source among Americans. According to the study: “The Internet, which emerged this year as a leading source for campaign news, has now surpassed all other media […]

Brain Waves

Ever wonder about the sea of electromagnetic radiation we find ourselves moving through? There’s all kinds of EMR: from cell phones, carrier waves, radio waves, TV waves, portable phones, WiFi, Ethernet, radar waves, microwave ovens, remote control devices, garage door openers, electronic toys, power lines, base stations, intercoms, computers, monitors, electrical appliances, X-rays, medical devices […]

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