Food For Thought
This is just a collection of interesting stuff from aroud the web. It may or may not add up to a consistent theme. I guess I'll have to wait and see.
The Case for Conversational Writing
by Rob Jenkins, Associate Professor at Georgia Perimeter College.
This is simply the best contemporary essay I've ever read on the teaching of writing.
Beyond a doubt the most critical problem of our day.
Koch Brothers Exposed
Watch Glen Greenwald's new documentary for free online. What follows is just a trailer, but if you go to You Tube you can get the link to watch the whole thing. I strongly urge anyone who cares about true democracy to take a look at this and pass it on!
Elizabeth Warren Schools CNBC On Banking, CNBC Tries to Cover It Up
I'm including this link for the history buffs out there! CNBC had this video removed from YouTube.
To quote the YouTube source: "Counter-Intelligence is a 5 part series that explores in-depth, the vast, sprawling and secret National Security State that operates throughout the United States--and indeed the world. The series examines the foundations of the Military-Industrial-Intelligence Complex, charting through to the myriad consequences in today's world where secret intelligence organizations continue to hijack governments, manipulate elections and commit heinous crimes against humanity--all under the cloak of 'National Security.'" Here is part one.
I may be a bit cynnical, but I'm certainly not immune to the charms of exquisite modern poetry.
This is a documentary that was scheduled to air on PBS -- until it was cancelled for fear of offending the Koch Brothers (who, incidentally, are big private contributers to PBS). If you think we live in a democracy, think again.
Here is a banned TED Talk I thought deserved to be shared more widely -- though I guess that by now it has gone viral. (By the way, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It calls itself "a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading." Apparently some ideas are more worthy than others . . . .)
Here is another banned TED Talk on an entirely different topic:
This little video also deserves a LOT more attention, IMHO.
Along the same lines, here is a recent news article from the Common Dreams web site.
Another banned TED talk on the impact of hallucinagenic plants on human civilization. Enjoy.
The Secret of the Seven Sisters:
A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world's oil.