Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Urban Mobility - Pictures of the Future - Innovation - Home

Urban Mobility: Interview Robin Chase and Holger Dalkmann - Mobility & Motors - Pictures of the Future - Innovation - Home



When we are talking about sustainable mobility, we have to take a look at the entire system. In regard to specific solutions, we have a lot of good examples around the world, such as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and car sharing. If we really want to make a change, we have to examine cities and their visions. I can cite two good examples for a holistic approach to sustainable urban planning. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Scorecard - Cornucopia Institute

What's freaky here is that all the organics are getting bought out, and Monsanto runs the FDA so Roundup is Organic according the the USDA Organics label...








Dairy Report and Scorecard - Cornucopia Institute: The Cornucopia Institute’s national survey of organic products in the dairy case showcases ethical family farm producers and exposes factory farm producers and brands that threaten to take over organic dairying. With this Web-based rating tool, you can see which brands and dairy products found in your region are produced using the best organic farming practices and ethics. Based on a year’s research into the organic dairy business, the scorecard rates 68 different organic dairy brands and private-label products.



Milk:  http://www.cornucopia.org/dairysurvey/index.html

Egg:   http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

Soy:   http://www.cornucopia.org/soysurvey/

Yogurt http://www.cornucopia.org/yogurt-scorecard/


Friday, November 28, 2014

Are There Illegal Drugs in Your Milk?

Are There Illegal Drugs in Your Milk?: In 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a survey to determine whether illegal drugs were finding their way into the US milk supply. The study was only green-lighted after a more than year-long “negotiation” into its terms with the dairy industry and state governments.

Why the FDA, which is charged with protecting the public health, would need to negotiate study terms with an industry it is supposed to police is only one murky aspect to this story…

Even more unsettling is the fact that in 2014, more than two years after the study’s completion, the FDA has yet to release its findings. Surely in two years the FDA has had ample time to analyze its findings and prepare a report. What did they find that they are hiding?

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) intends to find out… it has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the survey data. Said CSPI senior food safety attorney David Plunkett:1

"Consumers have a right to know what's in their milk, and if there are dangerous drugs in it, they need to know what FDA is doing about that … Why are those dairies that either can’t or won’t follow the rules allowed to continue to market milk?"

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BRIBED regulators approve plan to gut energy efficiency goals

Florida regulators approve plan to gut energy efficiency goals, end solar power rebates | Tampa Bay Times: The moves by Florida utilities come as the ground beneath them continues to shift, threatening their business model. Increasingly, they are in need of ways to thwart the growing impact of rooftop solar and battery storage technology that could give more consumers energy independence.

And the utilities know it all too well. What the rest of the world admiringly calls renewable energy and conservation, the utilities call "disruptive'' technologies.

"The financial risks created by disruptive challenges include declining utility revenues, increasing costs, and lower profitability, particularly over the long-term," according to a report written for the Edison Electric Institute, which represents all U.S. investor-owned utilities.

College for All:“massive open online courses” (MOOCs)

College for All: Sebastian Thrun, Udacity, by Andre Dua: Something big is up in higher education thanks to the advent of “massive open online courses” (MOOCs), which can reach millions around the world. What most people—including university leaders—don’t yet realize is that this new way of teaching and learning, together with employers’ growing frustration with the skills of graduates, is poised to usher in a new credentialing system that may compete with college degrees within a decade. This emerging delivery regime is more than just a distribution mechanism; done right, it promises students faster, more consistent engagement with high-quality content, as well as measurable results. This innovation therefore has the potential to create enormous opportunities for students, employers, and star teachers even as it upends the cost structure and practices of traditional campuses. Capturing the promise of this new world without losing the best of the old will require fresh ways to square radically expanded access to world-class instruction with incentives to create intellectual property and scholarly communities, plus university leaders savvy enough to shape these evolving business models while they still can.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

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From: Grafx Design of Tampa <steve@grafxtampa.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM
Print is Dead... Or is it? They say print is dead, but it has just evolved.
Print is Dead... Or is it? They say print is dead, but it has just evolved.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Journal2MyGOD

http://youtu.be/a2x6TEeknfo

 http://youtu.be/u91WXOmiOL4


Journal2MyGOD: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Cannabis Research - Marijuana Documentary (Short Version)

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al magnetic resonance imaging reveals distinct brain activity in heavy cannabis users – a multi-voxel pattern analysis

H Cheng,
PD Skosnik,
BJ Pruce,
MS Brumbaugh,
JM Vollmer,
DJ Fridberg,
BF O’Donnell,
WP Hetrick,
and SD Newman

Journal of Psychopharmacology, November 2014; vol. 28, 11: pp. 1030-1040., first published on September 18, 2014



http://youtu.be/u91WXOmiOL4



Heterosynaptic Plasticity: Multiple Mechanisms and Multiple Roles

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Another excuse for War in Ukraine

The Hidden Hands Behind East-West Tug of War in Ukraine | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community: So when we read the headlines and grand rhetoric about Russian aggression and human rights abuses, we should remember that what is being fought for in Ukraine is the ability for western leaders and institutions to impose the neoliberal trickle-down economic model. A model that has proved to devastate small businesses and farms, fuel inequality all over the world and concentrate wealth and power in ever fewer hands.

The people of the Ukraine are paying a terrible price for their country's rich and fertile land. They are being ripped apart in a tug of war between two camps; neither of who have their best interests at heart. Welcome to the politics of the 21st century.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Re: [OSList] org'n works too good to use OST…?

My experience has been specifically with pumping up passions. . . groups will naturally morph to present themes.

A random improve technique is what I've seen most effective, even with the stale old boring folks.  It can start as simple as a Name-Game.  Everyone stands in a circle and states their first name spinning round the circle back to you.  "Let's do it again with one word names!"  With kids I would challenge them to see how fast they can do it, without interrupting each other.  This evolves from one-word, to single syllable nick-names.  Each time it came back to me I would do the circle again with another word, a passion, skill or immediate feeling.  Here's where you can really get everyone focused again.  

If you really make it dynamic encouraging people to express, if gets kinda cool, especially with like a dozen people.  Like give me a passion that rhymes with your name, "Eric the Engineer," Donna the Dean, no rules of course, just spontaneous expressions. . .

The idea is to create Flow, strong and present.  Then you can direct it better.  So if your Hospital group is having trouble settling on new workgroups/plans . . .Give them something they can all chime in about . . . "this time give me one word, on Hospital Food" . . .  now ask others to suggest a theme for one-word responses. . .

If you have a really large group you can still do it easily.  "Everyone who had lunch from the vending machine last month stand up" . . . now create your circle again really quick by asking they state their names as you point . . . now do the same process as you point around the room. . . Too many people, not creating flow.  "now let's have mom's born in December stand up. . . "

What's kinda interesting for me doing these kinda things, is often people think it's child-games and it is.  So of course everyone gets into it playing like the child we all are. . . course it's also great to team-build, create community, inspire innovation . . . etc ;-)

here's another must see challenge on the same vibe:
Have a wonderful Day
Eric

Eric R.R. Weaver, MBA, MSM, Research Associate
Patel College of Global Sustainability
University of South Florida
 



From: Thomas Herrmann <thomas@openspaceconsulting.com>
To: OSLIST <oslist@lists.openspacetech.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:27 AM
Subject: [OSList] org'n works too good to use OST…?

Had a "funny" experience yesterday when I facilitated an OST with an organization that I mentioned about earlier, they have dived into OST and use the approach more and more in everyday life. Every August they have 1-2 days with all employees. Last year we had 2 full days (twice with half the staff each time) in OST resulting in a total of 23 action plans implemented by self managed workgroups. We have had follow up meetings reporting the progress from teams that now have dissolved or are still working. Their business (a hospital) now runs really smoothly, producing well over targets with energy and high spirit.

Out of different reasons the message for the first of this years conferences (one full day, next Friday is the next - for the other half of the staff) was a bit blurry (in my opinion/how I experience it) so the energy was not so high (setting agenda was really slooooow, didn't experience anything like that in the hundreds of events I have facilitated!) and some thought the day was a bit boring/slow. At the end most who were still there were happy(some left early - long day on Friday is not a good choice either)  - 9 action plans with concrete improvements! I used re-opening space, so it was all by invitation (-:

Anyhow, a challenge may be to find a really hot theme when business runs so good… I am now in communication with the leadership about how we can get the steam going better next Friday.
Any experiences to share, ideas and/or suggestions?
Warm regards
Thomas Herrmann
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