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Gardening in the Asphalt, Reprised

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(Photo courtesy ynefesh.com.) I borrowed the title, format and questions used in this post from Jo Bucklin's 2013 post "Gardening in the Asphalt."  The answers are mine, informed by many conversations with Sara Cromwell and Sarah Owens.  -- Michael   Your chapter recently completed a project that took a lot of work and ended abruptly. What was the project? From January 2015 until November 2018, we worked as volunteers at KMUZ, a local non-profit community radio station.  We manned…

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Change Team and Same Team

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This is for those who think there is something wrong with the way we live, believe it can be fixed, and are doing what they can to fix it. For these, this is something to consider. In the name of simplicity, let’s pretend there are two teams. There is the change team and there is the same team. The change team wants change. The same team wants to keep things the same. Let’s also assume at eighteen years of age you get to choose a team. And yes, if you decide not to choose you are defaulted…

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FFF | CHOMSKY

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VISION +++ CULTURE +++ ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES +++  $3.50  NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_100) NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_075) NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_050) NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_025)   (set_noise_20,19)   http://www.iopsociety.org/ PROPOSITIONISSUE2187 OCCUPYZNET FNORD: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisici elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequat.…

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KURO | 黒

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de1337ious i:re | 2121AD qRAWnon(F.A.M) T A T E R  D I D  I T C H O M S K Y   W A S  H E R E TITLE | 黒 >>You LLL_ived a LLL_ife of PPP_rivilege and CCC_omfort; SSS_heltered in the Upper City; Until 1 DDD_ay a CCC_hance EEE_ncounter turns your WWW_orld UUU_pside DDD_own. RRR_eluctantly, now YYY_ou must TTT_ravel to the Lower City that holds the only *KEY* to YYY_our way out of this mess. Along the way, YYY_ou uncover more than you ever expected, and YYY_ou find out the…

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Elite Concern

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John Lennon sang "We all want to change the world" and now, after a bit of hesitation, this includes the alpha elite. Confused John believed the answer was to "free your mind". The Davos crowd rally under the banner of "do good AND do well", as evidenced by the 2018 "Change the World issue of Fortune Magazine (Sept.) Titled Make the World Great Again ( remember these folks are transnational) How to Profit While Fixing the Planet, the cover article highlights the greenwashing efforts of "concerned…

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Deep-Dive™ | ParBaff®

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PARTICIPATORY RAPTURE ::: ParBaff® (Participatory Bafflegab*) ::: ParGobb® (Participatory Gobbledygook*) ::: ParKaud® (Partizipatorisches Kauderwelsch*) :::   Jabberwocky  by Lewis Carroll 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.   "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!"   He took his…

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WATER | ARROWS

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49(ARROWS) of 1387 // alphabetical order // access alex available bananas* based bit change considering currently december18 different economy equally faced far fossil fuel future global idea important infrastructure living maybe members movements necessary needs people perhaps planned plansoc population possible potential priorities project question really regions resources something specific suggest sustainable think thought toward work RE: "PLANNED BANANAS" [1]  | #IOPSBRAINCLOUDPOWWOW2018…

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PLANNED BANANAS

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when considering the question of how we "should" move forward as a species or global society.. we're faced with a host of dilemmas, maybe more difficult than ever.. given the current population, ongoing ecological damage including climate change, and massive disparity of wealth, resources, and technology between regions around the globe. we're also faced with differences in ideological beliefs and varying degrees of understanding and knowledge of what any of that means to any particular individual..…

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Winds of Change

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I woke the other morning from a vague vision/ dreamscape of Paul Klee's Angelus Novus and Walter Benjamin's prophetic take from his Thesis on the Philosophy of History. Weird, right? I hadn't read the thing in years and then barely understood the basic premise. But then I realized I had been reading about the California fires and wondered if my subconscious was trying to work something out. Benjamin writes: "a storm is blowing in from Paradise, it has caught in his (Klee;s Angel) wings with such…

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