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Fantastic TED talk!

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Watch this video - SHARP 13 year old on schooling!

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada

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Today's TED Talk: For years, Leslie Morgan Steiner was a victim of domestic violence by her husband. So why didn't she just leave? Here, Steiner gives answers. 

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Very sad that this did not pass.  
Prop 37 fails.

California's Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops, has been defeated. 

It's simple: Those in favor of labeling raised $9.2 million. Those against labeling raised $46 million. 

That's all it took to get voters (who were in favor of the proposition before the money was spent) to actually choose to not know what's in their food. 

On the money side, it was a contest between health food companies and junk food companies. As usual, junk food companies have all the money. They use that money to perpetuate having all the money, in the form of marketing and political action (including lobbying). 

They've got US citizens, among the least healthy population in human history and currently suffering from a crushing list of food-related diseases and health problems, to actually subsidize the junk food industry, and now voting to sustain the ignorance about food ingredients. 

It's an evil result, and here's why.

GMO foods are controversial. Some are in favor of GMO foods, and believe they aren't bad for the environment or health. Others are against GMOs, and believe they lead to environmental disaster and health problems. 

In this vote, those in favor have voted to prevent those against from being able to choose for themselves. 

http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_21943915

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/why-arent-g-m-o-foods-labeled/

http://earthopensource.org/files/pdfs/GMO_Myths_and_Truths/GMO_Myths_and_Truths_1.3.pdf

http://www.ijsaf.org/archive/16/1/lotter2.pdf

(Pic props: http://cookingwithlittlebuddy.com/superweeds-from-genetically-engineered-crops/ )
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http://epic2020.org/ - Fascinating look at what could happen with education.

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Great follow up article on what to do to avoid being hacked! 
http://www.pcworld.com/article/260511/apple_and_amazon_hacks_how_to_minimize_your_risk.html
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