Friday, June 29
If you haven't seen it yet, please give the documentary Live Nude Girls Unite! a chance. To quote from their website, "This first person documentary follows Julia Query, lesbian/stand-up comedian/ peepshow-stripper, and daughter of a feminist activist, on her raucous journey to help organize the only union of strippers in the United States." Sure, the subject is tantalizing, but what's more important is that individuals stood up and fought about unfair treatment, and made things work on their terms.
Thursday, June 28
Wednesday, June 27
Hmmm...a recent study reports that land developers aren’t adequately replacing the wetlands they destroy to make way for new construction projects. The new wetlands they do construct fail to function as they’re supposed to. Is this news supposed to come as a surprise? I mean, when no one's watching the cookie jar...
Posted by Jason R. Carroll at 4:51 PM
Tuesday, June 26
"Leftists." "Rabblerousers." "Big mouths." "Don't judge." Now lots of people are joining in the effort to ban this, with more repercussion to follow. And did we tell you about that pesty li'l potential radiation problem? Ahhh, but you knew we'd have something to say about this, didn't you? Oh and one more thing: Visit this site. This is how easy it is to listen in on a person's cell phone conversation!
Monday, June 25
Friday, June 22
Thursday, June 21
Wednesday, June 20
Tuesday, June 19
I told myself I'd lay off bashing Bush, but what the hell is he trying to do? Is anyone, I mean anyone out there paying any attention to the Pandora's Box he's opening here? Soon, it's going to be Russia and China against the U.S. Scary shit. And Putin knows exactly what he's doing. It's The NY Times, so a password might be needed: Login: Opensewer. Password: Iswatching.
Tune in for "Earth on Edge," a television special which airs tonight at 8:00 pm. "EoE" explores what's happening to the Earth's capacity to support nature and human civilization. Consider: 50% of the world's wetlands lost in one century / 50% of the world's forest cleared / 70% of the world's major marine fisheries depleted / Nearly 60% of coral reefs declining. Producer Bill Moyers' stories describe what we've done to Earth and what we can still do to turn things around, if we act quickly. It is a powerful film with a compelling message. More info can be found here. Thanks to Marisa for the link.
Friday, June 15
Thursday, June 14
Wednesday, June 13
Tuesday, June 12
Monday, June 11
Saturday, June 9
Hmmm…TaxRebatePledge.org is asking Americans to pledge their upcoming +/-$300 tax rebate to fund the fight against the Bush agenda. Well, as I understand it, it’s not really a rebate, it’s an advance payment against our full tax refund (according to www.ustreas.gov). We’re not getting any additional money back—our tax refund next April will be reduced. The only thing the government is giving up is interest they could have earned on the money they give out before next April. I think I’ll spend mine on bills & salty snacks.
Posted by Jason R. Carroll at 11:55 AM
Friday, June 8
Thursday, June 7
There is already a book out on so-called Bush Speak. It is not about how Bush mangles words, but is "meant to shed some light on the propaganda of our time." The author, Mark Crispin Miller, on the biggest misconception people have about Bush: "That he's a moron -- and a benign moron at that. Although Bush is indeed illiterate, bone-ignorant and generally illogical, he's not a cretin. At the nastier kind of politics, he is extraordinarily shrewd." We should pay attention. Read here, from our friends at AlterNet.
Posted by megan at 12:22 PM
Wednesday, June 6
Tuesday, June 5
Monday, June 4
Although James Kunstler's eye-on-America is right up Opensewer's alley, it's unfortunate that he lays blame (in-part) on architects here. Unfortunately, the American people are the ones who don't want anything outside the box, who are afraid of anything (design-wise) that might make sense, and who strive to all be the same. Society/values have been an influence as well, not just what the "architects have given" us. Americans afraid of urban living = suburbanites (safe, safe) and strip centers.
Saturday, June 2
Are Nike’s tennis shoes back in style? Didn’t they go out of style for a while? Are they still called “tennis” shoes? What kind of shoes is it cool to wear right now? I’ve been wearing the same black kickers since ’94, and I don’t think most people think they’re very cool. We all wanna be cool.
Posted by Jason R. Carroll at 9:27 AM