Monthly Archives: August 2014

Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement?

Teacher and PBL consultant Shelley Wright offers her first draft of a Slow Education manifesto and urges other educators to join in the effort. Source: plpnetwork.com Education is perhaps one of the most fundamental changes that has to be undertaken… … Continue reading

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We Did It!

Our first Mayday reform candidate, Ruben Gallego, declared victory last night in Arizona’s 7th Congressional District. Source: mayday.us You did it, Larry and companions in arms…   It always seems impossible, until it’s done (Nelson Mandela) See on Scoop.it – … Continue reading

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ID and Other Reflections: Learning Vs. Performance — The Dichotomy

Source: idreflections.blogspot.ca We enter the era of Self-determination. Deci and Ryan’s Theory is still considered by many Heresis. http://www.selfdeterminationtheory.org/   It is however self-evident for those who have seen how people can grow to their highest potential when they are … Continue reading

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Student Debt Threatens the Safety Net for Elderly Americans

A growing number of people 60 and older owe old student loans Source: http://www.businessweek.com Student debt, any debt imposed on consumes, is fine for the 0.01%…   It makes people dependent, compliant, agents for them earning more money, And it … Continue reading

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JetBlue CEO Fires Back at Wall Street Analysts

Wall Street analysts are no fans of Dave Barger, but JetBlue’s chief executive officer says the airline’s customer-friendly business model is still young—and effective Source: http://www.businessweek.com This is a story of a disaster foretold There are many like this, and … Continue reading

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Read the emails in the hilarious Monsanto/Mo Rocca/Condé Nast meltdown

Marion Nestle declined an offer for $5,000 to participate in a Condé Nast video series funded by Monsanto. James McWilliams turned down an amount “conseridably north” of that. Source: http://www.motherjones.com After my scoop-it an hour ago about Vandana Shiva’s response … Continue reading

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Seeds of Truth – A response to The New Yorker

by Dr. Vandana Shiva – vandanashiva.com, 26 August 2014 Source: http://vandanashiva.com/?p=105 (A response to the article ‘Seeds of Doubt’ by Michael Specter in The New Yorker) I am glad that the future of food is being discussed, and thought about, … Continue reading

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Giant Tree Is So Massive It’s Never Been Captured In A Single Image. Until Now.

Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet (75.3 meters). Source: permaculturenews.org So magnificent… 3.200 years old tree No words required See on Scoop.it – The future of food health … Continue reading

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Gunning for Vandana Shiva

by Louis Project – CounterPunch, 22-24 August 2014 Weekend Edition Source: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/22/gunning-for-vandana-shiva/http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/08/22/gunning-for-vandana-shiva/ Perhaps nothing symbolizes the decline of the New Yorker magazine more than the hatchet job on Vandana Shiva that appears in the latest issue. Written by Michael Specter, … Continue reading

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Vandana Shiva’s Crusade Against Genetically Modified Crops

Michael Specter on Vandana Shiva, an activist who accuses biotechnology companies such as Monsanto of imposing “food totalitarianism.” Others believe that G.M.O.s are the key to solving world hunger. Source: http://www.newyorker.com Always interesting to hear the two sides of a … Continue reading

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