This is important stuff, people. Don’t be cowed into giving up your rights. This is NOT a police state… yet.
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. It’s much, much worse.
In this TED Talk, ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world — but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save a paradise in his backyard, Northern Canada. The Sacred Headwaters, remote and pristine, are under threat because they hide rich tar sands. With stunning photos, Davis asks a tough question: How can we balance society’s need for fuels with the urge to protect such glorious wilderness?
A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.”
Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless TED talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.
Gosh I miss Christopher Hitchens. Such a brilliant mind, lost to us at such a young age. Wanted to re-visit his article for Vanity Fair in which he allowed himself to be waterboarded so he could experience it for himself. Well worth the read, regardless of your politics.