Monday, June 25, 2012

Pop Clips » 25 June 12

Tracking the performance of Mohammed #Morsi (Egypt's newly elected president):

Just An Egyptian discusses his problem with Sharia - Islamic law - in this post.

The feminist coalition Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer has convened people to send contributions (in Spanish) for the next edition of their magazine, which will be dedicated to cyberactivism and feminism. Deadline is July 16, 2012.

Before we continue, here's a lovely song where Norah Jones contemplates murdering some gal named Miriam - I wonder why, and you'd better hope you never get this high on anyone else's s**t list!

Wind Turbines and Ghost Stories: The Effects of Infrasound on the Human Auditory System
Just tonight, when the wind kicks up outside the house it makes an eerie "ghostly" sound: a visitor was a little frightened when she heard it, addressing it as "an evil demon." Check out this abstract: Climate change and fossil fuel depletion have pushed many countries to seek and invest in alternative clean energy sources, such as wind energy. By converting kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical or electrical energy, wind farms in California, for example, power nearly 850,000 households each year, while producing negligible green house gases and contributing little to water pollution. Nevertheless, several ecological and environmental concerns remain. High levels of infrasound and low frequency sounds generated by wind turbines pose . . . Complete story »
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Genetic Engineers Explain Why GE Food Is Dangerous

I've always been fascinated with plants and genetic engineering. This is an interesting little Op-Ed: “Research studies show that genetically modified crops have harmful effects on laboratory animals in feeding trials and on the environment during cultivation,” Antoniou said. “They have increased the use of pesticides and have failed to increase yields. Our report concludes that there are safer and more effective alternatives to meeting the world’s food needs.”
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Anonymous said...

Do not listen to MIRIAM when smoking bath salts!

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