Daily Archives: April 27, 2015

Utah Eliminates Homelessness – What’s the Psychology?

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Utah eliminates homeless by providing homes to the homeless. Since Utah is known for being ultra-conservative, what might be the psychology behind such a progressive policy?

Here’s the part of the conversation that’s really, really interesting, because now we get to psychology and motivation.

What led Utah to do this? Utah is one of the most conservative states in the nation. It’s likely the fact, number one, that so man people in the state of Utah are Mormon. So, they all view them as in their inner group… It’s that, and the fact that they’re homogeneous…

You can say this with Social Security, too. When Social Security was expanded to actually include Black people… as soon as they did that… white people went from being 100% for it, and then it dropped 30 percentage points in white people supporting it.

— Secular Talk

I discovered this video about Utah’s…

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Where your computer goes to die: Shocking pictures of the toxic ‘electronic graveyards’ in Africa where the West dumps its old PCs, laptops, microwaves, fridges and phones

What a waste!

The first farm of its kind in Scotland

That is what we need more innovative thinkers whom execute their ideas.
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Posted here by Peter Crosskey on Sunday, April 19, 2015

Whitmuir Community Farm, a few miles south of the Scottish capital Edinburgh is selling itself to the local community. Literally. For a couple of years now, Whitmuir Community Benefit Society has been selling shares in the working organic farm, with a view to securing the future of the educational work that already goes on there. “Transferring the land from private ownership to community ownership not only protects the long term future of the farm, but also allows greater collaboration with the educational and science sectors than is currently possible and enables the development of accommodation and teaching facilities on site,” explains Pete Ritchie, director of Nourish Scotland, who is currently farming Whitmuir with his partner, Heather Anderson.

The process of selling shares was launched in 2013, with the first share being bought for then five-year-old Maya by her family…

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Food Chain Catastrophe: Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries: “Populations Have Crashed 91 Percent”

Our silence gives our consent to the devastation.

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Earlier this week Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.

What’s worse, the collapse of sea life in the Pacific Ocean isn’t something that will affect us several decades into the future. The implications are being seen right now, as evidenced by an emergency closure of fisheries along the West coast this week.

On Wednesday federal regulators announced the early closure of sardine fisheries in California, Oregon and Washington. According to the most recent data, the sardine populations has been wiped out with populations seeing a decline of 91% in just the last eight years.

Meeting outside Santa Rosa, California, the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to direct NOAA Fisheries Service to…

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Pacific Ocean compared to a ‘war zone’ as sea life ecosystem collapses; radioactive waste continues to pour into the ocean

Pacific Ocean compared to a ‘war zone’ as sea life ecosystem collapses; radioactive waste continues to pour into the ocean.

 

This just breaks my heart to hear how these animals are suffering. Fukashima dumping radioactive water for the last 4 years has to be taking a toll on these poor animals.

 

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