Here’s a handy Amish Business Directory.
Instead of buying stuff, why not do something charitable? Here are a few ideas:
Heifer International: Give a flock of chickens or a cow to an impoverished family. Helps people to become self-sustaining.
V-Day: Help the global movement to end violence against women and girls. Directed by playwright and activist Eve Ensler.
Food and Water Watch: This group works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced.
All I can say is, no humans allowed! We have so many wonderful things on earth, spoiled by bad, bad people and practices.
Put your coffee down, then read this:
A scumbag by the name of Michael Robertson, 31, is appealing his 2010 arrest for allegedly taking pictures up the dresses of women riding the Boston subway. His lawyer, MICHELLE MENKEN, told Supreme Judicial Court justices Monday that the laws regarding unwanted pictures protect people in bathrooms or dressing rooms while nude or partially nude, and that the way the law is written does not protect clothed people in public.
When will crimes against women be recognized as the HATE CRIMES that they are?
Who said it? Helen Caldicott, longtime anti-nuclear activist. “Japan is, by orders of magnitude, many times worse than Chernobyl.” Watch a great little video, which summarizes the information you need to know about the Fukushima crisis. The Food Freedom site features many links with further Fukushima information.
Fukushima is an unbelievable disaster. Who ever thought nuclear energy was a good idea? The radioactive rods must be maintained and protected FOREVER. If you click on the link here, you will find that this is very depressing stuff. It’s a list of 28 ways Fukushima has screwed up the earth. Just one example: It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.
A new study demonstrates why we will never get on the bandwagon to fight global climate change. It’s because the knowledge is too threatening to human psyches.
“People have built-in protection mechanisms that activate psychologically when threats arise against worldview and identity. In normal circumstances this is a very good thing. A healthy person will not be crippled by anxiety to the point of dysfunction when she comes into contact with a worldview-threatening meme.”
A slide show on global climate change memes accompanies this study.
I just learned about Theory X. Here’s why work can be so oppressive:
Managers assume employees are inherently lazy and will avoid work if they can and that they inherently dislike work. As a result of this, management believes that workers need to be closely supervised and comprehensive systems of controls developed.