Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Michael Pollan Secretary of Agriculture I

October 17th, 2008

Bill Moyers sits down with Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, to discuss what direction the U.S. should pursue in the often-overlooked question of food policy.  Pollan is author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.

video part I

Sign a petition for Pollan to consider the Secretary of Agriculture position.

and you can visit the website pollanforsecretaryofagriculture.org

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Michael Pollan Secretary of Agriculture II

October 17th, 2008

Bill Moyers sits down with Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, to discuss what direction the U.S. should pursue in the often-overlooked question of food policy.  Pollan is author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto.

video part II

Sign a petition for Pollan to consider the Secretary of Agriculture position.

and you can visit the website pollanforsecretaryofagriculture.org

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The Great Schlep

October 2nd, 2008

Sarah Silverman in “The Great Schlep”


The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

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Open White Spaces for Everyone

September 22nd, 2008

A fight for universal Internet access is being waged in Washington over spectrum white spaces — empty frequencies between television channels that have the potential to connect millions to the information superhighway. The powerful corporate lobby would rather hoard this spectrum for themselves.

The Federal Communications Commission now faces a critical choice: Open this spectrum to bring more Americans online or side with the lobbyists and block innovation.

Fill out the form below and we will send your personalized message to your Senators and Representative.

Unless we speak out to our congressional representatives, large telephone and cable companies will continue to deny Internet access to millions who cannot access the information superhighway.

Please visit the URL below to check out what’s at stake and send a loud message directly to Congress:
https://secure.freepress.net/site/Advocacy?id=273

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Amazing Holes

November 3rd, 2007

These holes are both amazing, and really terrifying. Their sheer scale will remind you of just how tiny we really are!

1. Kimberley Big Hole — South Africa

Kimberley Big Hole -- South Africa

Stated to be the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1,097 meter (approx. 3,600 ft) deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed in 1914.

2. Glory Hole — Monticello Dam, California

Glory Hole -- Monticello Dam, California

A glory hole is used as an overflow for when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. The ‘Glory Hole’ Monticello dam is the largest of its kind in the world of this type of spillway, its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

3. Bingham Canyon Mine — Utah

Bingham Canyon Mine -- Utah

Stated to be the largest man-made excavation on earth, extraction began in 1863 and still continues today. This increases the pit size constantly. The hole’s current state is miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.

4. Great Blue Hole – Belize

Great Blue Hole - Belize

This incredible geographical phenomenon known as “The Great Blue Hole” is situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize.

There are many blue holes around the world, but none we believe as stunning as this one.

5. Mirny Diamond Mine — Serbia

Mirny Diamond Mine -- Serbia

Here is an absolutely beastly hole, which holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world. At 525 meters (1,722 ft) deep, with a top diameter of 1,200 meters (3,937 ft), there’s even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters having been sucked in.

6. Diavik Mine — Canada

Diavik Mine -- Canada

This mine recedes below surrounding water levels. It is so huge and the area so remote that it has its own airport with a runway large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737. It looks equally amazing when the surrounding water is frozen.

7. Sinkhole in Guatemala

Sinkhole in Guatemala

The photo above is of a sinkhole that occurred early this year in Guatemala. The hole swallowed a dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.

And the most terrifying one of all?

8. The Tax Hole

The Tax Hole

This is the famous ‘Tax Hole’ that you have likely heard about. It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. dollars … annually … never to be heard from again.

The Tax Hole has created a deafening monstrous deficit debt, acting irresponsibly in causes we don’t believe in and of no benefit to US.

Next Tuesday we will elect the next President of the United States. The result will have great consequences for the nation.
This election offers a choice is between two men with dramatically different visions of the future. We have strong feelings about this choice. But we feel even more strongly that all Americans, regardless of political preference, have a stake in the outcome and should vote in this critical election.

This is a close election. Your vote matters. Please use it

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