Sun.Nov 25, 2012

Democracy is a farce and an illusion

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Since outright slavery has been discredited, democracy is the only remaining rationale for state compulsion that most people will accept. Democracy has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe that, they make wonderful submissive slaves. -- Joseph Sobran, “The Myth of Limited Government”.

Alabama Chanin’s Cyber Monday Sale: 50% Off Handmade Slow Fashion

Eco Chic

Alabama Chanin rarely has a sale, but this one’s a doozy (so much so, I had to share it with you all). Up to 50% off in the brand’s red dot sale, happening NOW! I’m loving the large polka dot t-shirt (above) and the Little Flowers Walking Cape (below)>.


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It Isn’t Just a Playground Anymore

Green Home Blog

It Isn’t Just a Playground Anymore. As a result of the recent economic downturn – which one financial guru has dubbed “The Great Recession” – everything is down: jobs, GDP, exports, wages and home values.

The Best Colors To Paint Your Bathroom

Green Furniture Home Design

Choosing the right color to paint your bathroom comes with some decisions. Depending on the type of atmosphere you would like your bathroom to have, you can pick colors to suit your interests and needs. Smaller bathrooms are likely better with brighter colors, and larger bathrooms would look better with darker colors. If you’re not sure of the size of your bathroom, try whatever colors you like. Here are a few suggestions.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of November 2012)

10,000 Birds

We in the United States just enjoyed (or endured) the most commercial weekend of the calendar year. The extravagant culinary commitment of Thanksgiving Thursday seems modest next to the profligate spirit of Black Friday.

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Washing Whimbrels

10,000 Birds

The Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus is one of the noisiest shorebirds around Broome and should you happen to not notice it amongst any rocky outcrops it will soon advise you of its presence. They are a large shorebird with a down-curved bill and are like a larger version of the Little Curlew.

CIA Has Closed Climate Change Research Office


With the U.S. intelligence budget shrinking, the CIA has quietly shut down its Center on Climate Change and National Security -- a project that was launched with the support of Leon Panetta when he led the agency, but that drew sharp criticism from some Republicans in Congress., r eports Greenwire.

Owl Wings To Make Planes Quieter?

10,000 Birds

Owls can fly with incredible stealth thanks to evolution, which caused all kinds of changes to their wings to allow them to sneak up on prey. Now researchers are trying to find a way to use the adaptations owls come by naturally on airplanes to make planes quieter. Hat-tip to my mom, Jill Finger. Asides

Superstorm Sandy- A People's Shock?


Less than three days after Sandy made landfall on the East Coast of the United States, Iain Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute blamed New Yorkers’ resistance to big-box stores for the misery they were about to endure.

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