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This is a conservative blog with a liberal blogrolling policy. You add me, I add you, everybody wins. "The Roll" and "Web 2.0" are special blogrolls that are links of interest to me. They are subject to change without notice.
Can you fix all the world’s problems in a garden? If you ask world-renowned permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton the answer is a definitive yes. Now, if it’s possible to turn a desert in Jordan into a thriving productive natural system (as you’ll see in the video) with the help of permaculture principles, imagine what you […]
Sometimes I feel like no matter how much I write about (or talk about) alternative energy solutions, the ideas fall on deaf ears. Of course, I am not referring to our own community, but rather those on the “outside” who need to learn that there are other options available. With some of the new solar […]
The DIY solar bottle bulb is improving lives all over the world. Here’s the original story if you’ve missed it, and in the video below you’ll learn how to build your very own solar bottle bulb (not suitable for climates where water can freeze). Since the first video was filmed they’ve improved the solar bottle […]
I thoroughly enjoy many of the new technological advancements that allow us to become more independent. Whether we are talking about innovations that help in the garden, provide an alternative energy source or provide us with an additional income source, there is no shortage of tech-related products for us to leverage. Despite my propensity toward […]
The onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan left the people of Tacloban in the Philippines with no power lines and no electricity. What happened next is an inspiring example of a community coming together to solve their own problems. This community managed to bounce back from a severe disruption with little outside help, and will actually increase […]
The beauty of adopting a more resilient lifestyle is that anyone, anywhere in the world can participate. Whether you have acres of fertile land at your disposal or just enough room for a single raised bed garden, you can grow your own food while decreasing your dependence on “the system.” We spend a lot of […]
As you are aware, I have been very excited about some of the new developments occurring in the solar space this year. I have covered a few of these advancements already and as the long-anticipated U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 approaches, even more interesting ideas are coming to the table. I wanted […]
The Finnish VIPUKIRVES axe is expensive, but then again it’s a “precision tool for splitting firewood” and I think you’ll be impressed seeing it in action. Got a friend who has a wood-burning stove and ~$300 to spare for an axe? If so you can share the video with them below.
Ernie and Erica Wisner have created over 700 rocket mass heaters, or “super stoves” as I like to call them, and in this video you’ll get to check out their latest design. At sub-zero temperatures they have no problem staying warm all day. A rocket mass heater is a space heating system developed from the […]
Have you ever heard of Feldheim, Germany? If not, it’s ok. Truthfully, I wasn’t familiar with the town until a few months ago and have been meaning to use the small town as a perfect example of how a community working together can create sustainable solutions without (and in some cases in spite of) government […]
One of two hospitals designated to treat bird flu cases in the Indonesian capital has been overwhelmed with patients with symptoms of the disease, a doctor said on Monday.
In response to a new surge in cases, two Indonesian ministers said the government was pressing for a ban on backyard fowl in three provincial areas worst hit by the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Four Indonesians have died this year after a six-week lull in cases, taking the number of human deaths from bird flu in the country to 61, the highest of any country.
Nine people with bird flu symptoms, including a 5-year-old girls in intensive care, were being treated at Jakarta’s Persahabatan hospital and its isolation rooms could accept no more patients, the head of the hospital’s bird flu ward said.
“If we get more patients, we will send them to Sulianti Saroso,” Muchtar Ichsan told Reuters, referring the country’s main bird flu treatment centre in North Jakarta.
Seven of the patients at Persahabatan came from Bekasi, a town east of Jakarta, said Muhammad Nadirin, a doctor at the bird flu information centre.
An 18-year-old man being treated in Persahabatan has been confirmed to have bird flu after his mother died of the disease on Thursday.
Much has been made of the poll numbers reflecting dissatisfaction with the Administration’s prosecution of the War against islamic fascism, with Democrats and MSM-types (is there really any difference) proudly proclaiming the latest weekly numbers as further evidence of America’s great mistake in Florida 2000.
My own opinion is often reflected in these numbers, and I have been upfront about voicing my disapproval with PC rules of engagement being imposed upon our military, and the Administration’s inability to put up a concerted effort to fight the PR battle for public opinion. Either the threats that face Western civilization are as serious as many on the political right say, or they are not. I believe that they are, and the case has been made on these pages, as well as on websites across the right side of the political blogosphere.
The behavior of the political left has been, and remains unforgivable. Laconic Blog expresses this in a way that I would like to, if I were able to turn a phrase the way this author does. Here is an excerpt:
And why have they done this? What proud motives have spurred them on? Honest intellectual differences? Grief over wiser, more effective paths not taken? No. Simply this: their own political advantage. The Left has concluded that the most important equation for them in this decade is the Kennedy-Durbin Inverse Result Formula: good for Bush=bad for Democrats/bad for Bush=good for Democrats. They have been so fixated on damaging Bush that they are willing to countenance a defeat for their own country.
The irony behind this disgraceful conduct is that these fools think that they can ride out an American defeat. In their delusion they think that America can face ignominious defeat in Iraq, Israel can be thrown to the wolves, Iran can become a nuclear power and their world will continue undisturbed. They will be allowed to get on with urbane reading of the New York Times Sunday Magazine unmolested, peaceful lattes and chai teas at Starbucks, and cocktail party fundraisers for Planned Parenthood while the French keep the peace and John Kerry subdues Al Queda with subpoenas and injunctions.
The “walk of witness” on March 24 coincides with the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. It is the latest stage in the church’s repentance since February last year, when the General Synod voted to apologise for its involvement in slavery.
Well our good and great Anglican leaders are showing the world the way! Instead of seeing the past as a weave of the noble, glorious, unfortunate, and ugly (and much more) that are a part of our cultural heritage, that we can learn about and have pride in and learn from, they isolate the ‘in crowd’ luvvie-liberal issues of today, remove them from their historical context and then rejoice in the spectacle of self flagellation. Bah!!!
What an honor it was to speak today at the “Restoring Honor” Rally in D.C. The following is the text of my remarks. You can click here or here to watch a video of it.- Sarah PalinPhoto by Shealah Craighead“Restoring Honor” RallyAugust 28, 2010 Washington, D.C. Thank you so much. Are you not so proud to be an American?What an honor. What an honor.We stand to […]
Take my love, take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black. Tell them I ain't coming back. Burn the land and boil the sea. You can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be Since I've found Serenity......But you can't take the sky from me.
"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be." - VADM James Bond Stockdale