Saturday, April 28, 2012
Virginia Supreme Court rules that "climate change" is not like a typical insurable peril in liability law; DC gas station's outrageous prices
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Obama tricks GOP on student loan issue; bill in Congress would protect student loan family co-signers in event of student death
Suze Orman, "the financial planning guru of the world", has repeatedly warned viewers that student loan debts are never forgiven.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Mitt Romney, recall, had proposed that mothers have to have jobs before getting assistance (or at least apply for them, just as with unemployment benefits).
One could ask the same question about eldercare or disability-care, and the "sandwich generation". Put that way, the issue impacts the childless, too.
The sustainable intentional community (Twin Oaks) that I reported about on April 7 gives full "work credit" for child and personal care.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Earth Day on DC's Mall almost a rainout; but the CO-2 levels continue to rise remorselessly, according to NOAA
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Woodard makes a comment about sin and virtue. I would say that virtue encompasses more than just group-oriented altruism. It has to do with personal fitness and preparedness, and that's still an individual asset.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
George Zimmerman has been charged with 2nd Degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. Check with CNN tonight for legal commentary.
Monday, April 09, 2012
Saturday, April 07, 2012
"Twin Oaks", in the Virginia Piedmont, is an "Intentional Community" of shared living (with manufacturing businesses); report on my visit today
Many of the residences have a rustic appearance. (One of the recreation rooms actually had a board game out called “class warfare” and I had never heard of it.) The tour imparts the feeling of “being on another planet” (but Lama conveyed that impression, too.)
Update: April 9, 2014
There is a directory of these communities. Here is the link on the "Fellowship for Intentional Community" on the Acorn Community Farm, nearby.
The Acorn's own link is important to visit, and has many pictures on its blog. I don't understand how the bonfire was cultured to imitate a human form. The values of the group become more apparent in the posts about their events and celebrations. This seems more "radical' than Twin Oaks, but that's just an outside anthropologist's first impression.
Friday, April 06, 2012
The ABC News report follows:
Update: April 9:
New media reports discussed the role of maternal obesity in autism.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Would decriminalization or legalization of "drugs" lead to public health problems? A quasi-libertarian response
And in the 90s, I was once at a LP gathering in a hotel room (city unnamed) where someone started passing out some weed. And a lot of the guys still disapproved. They didn't want to go near it.
I think I've tried "it" exactly once in my whole life.