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grooveland:

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gh2u:

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

gh2u:

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?

Part of the problem is that we’ve been victims of a campaign of systematic misdirection. Consumer culture and the capitalist mindset have taught us to substitute acts of personal consumption (or enlightenment) for organized political resistance. An Inconvenient Truth helped raise consciousness about global warming. But did you notice that all of the solutions presented had to do with personal consumption—changing light bulbs, inflating tires, driving half as much—and had nothing to do with shifting power away from corporations, or stopping the growth economy that is destroying the planet? Even if every person in the United States did everything the movie suggested, U.S. carbon emissions would fall by only 22 percent. Scientific consensus is that emissions must be reduced by at least 75 percent worldwide.

Or let’s talk water. We so often hear that the world is running out of water. People are dying from lack of water. Rivers are dewatered from lack of water. Because of this we need to take shorter showers. See the disconnect? Because I take showers, I’m responsible for drawing down aquifers? Well, no. More than 90 percent of the water used by humans is used by agriculture and industry. The remaining 10 percent is split between municipalities and actual living breathing individual humans. Collectively, municipal golf courses use as much water as municipal human beings. People (both human people and fish people) aren’t dying because the world is running out of water. They’re dying because the water is being stolen.

…Personal change doesn’t equal social change.

Great news for NY State. Hopefully this is also a hint at the response to fracking as well.

unconsumption:

good:

Where New York’s trash went, 2012

Interesting, and rather blunt, follow-up to our recent post about NYC trash/recycling infrastructure, as well as this item addressing classifications of trash.
liberalsarecool:

questionall:

While internet users in the US struggle with expensive and slow connections provided by cable corporations, Chattanooga, Tennessee’s fiber-optic network, “The Gig”, is a taxpayer-owned public utility that boasts internet speeds 50 times faster than the rest of the country. SHARE this if the FCC should dump their plans to end net neutrality and classify the internet as a public utility. LIKE our page US Uncut! http://nyti.ms/1cQHGRG

The internet is a public utility. End of story.

liberalsarecool:

questionall:

While internet users in the US struggle with expensive and slow connections provided by cable corporations, Chattanooga, Tennessee’s fiber-optic network, “The Gig”, is a taxpayer-owned public utility that boasts internet speeds 50 times faster than the rest of the country. SHARE this if the FCC should dump their plans to end net neutrality and classify the internet as a public utility. LIKE our page US Uncut! http://nyti.ms/1cQHGRG

The internet is a public utility. End of story.

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

terracycle:

Eco Quote: “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” –Ansel Adams

Yup.

terracycle:

Eco Quote: “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” –Ansel Adams

Yup.

russellwalksart:

Here are some of the images I created for Topp’s new series of trading cards, Star Wars: Chrome Perspectives.
It was a blast to make them, and I’m gratified that the folks who’ve seen them seem to dig them.

tanya77:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Police pwned.