8/19/2013

8-19 August 2013 News and stuff


Posted: 17 Aug 2013 01:41 PM PDT


Posted: 17 Aug 2013 04:13 AM PDT
Leak from a pro-Morsy (and Muslim Brotherhood) "street theater" and photo-op for western media, faking drama and violence; strange, funny and disturbing. 



Posted: 17 Aug 2013 03:18 AM PDT
Original Post from Mike Fountain:
The more I acknowledge that much of what 'I know to be true' is in fact just an expression of how I believe the world to be the greater my capacity for understanding that my attention was in the wrong place.










Yep, morality right here...







Posted: 15 Aug 2013 12:27 PM PDT














Scientists Just Grew Human Heart Tissue That Beats With Total Autonomy
http://gizmodo.com/scientists-just-grew-human-heart-tissue-that-beats-with-1124490309
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 05:16 AM PDT








Posted: 13 Aug 2013 02:48 PM PDT
Original Post from Ashley Wilson:
The reason I try to be a vegetarian.

"For most of human history, we ate what was local, because there were no airplanes, steamships, or refrigerated trucks to bring us "exotic" or non-local foods. Plants that were found to be poisonous were added to the arsenal of "things we don't eat." Over time, however, culture took over, and man began to form customs for what food — mostly animals — was for eating, and what was not. Generally, all bets are off in times of starvation, but our ideas about food are deeply ingrained in our communities, and we haven't bothered to examine them very closely."

"[In US law,] factory farms are called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs for short). In practice, factory farms are very large — four farms in the United States produce 80 percent of the cattle raised for slaughter and half of the chickens. They're operations that raise livestock in highly confined, high-density conditions with more than 125,000 animals under one roof. "

"To produce 1 pound of beef, the friendly neighbourhood farmer (or Tyson foods [the largest grower of meat in the US] ) will need 13 pounds of grain and 2,500 gallons of water. If a 1,000-pound cow yields 600 pounds of beef, that cow consumed 1.5 million gallons of water and 7,800 pounds of grain. So, on a basic level, farming at this scale is pretty inefficient, when you could effectively feed thousands of people with just the grain and water it takes to produce that one cow. It's not that inefficient if you're one farmer with a few cows and chickens (though it's more expensive to raise animals that actually graze) and just your family to feed. But even when you're as good as Tyson Foods is at maximizing profits, it's a mathematically unsustainable equation."

Via +Brendan Costeloe

#ArtificialMeat #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming









Posted: 07 Aug 2013 05:01 PM PDT





  AE: #827: Interview with Rob Poole

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 07:00 PM PDT
Russell Glasser and Tracie Harris with guest Rob Poole. Interview with Rob Poole. Tracie interviews Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry, Bangor University, North Wales
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