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Everyone’s a little queer - thoughts on #equality, #dogma and an old open-mic #poetry from college
I had a profound sense of relief and pride wash over me upon hearing the supreme court’s decision. Not too soon after that I was active in a couple of “discussions” on Facebook around gay marriage. I’ll admit, these types of conversations are typically pointless (you’re not going to change my mind and I don’t think …
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Cell phones vs bananas, guess which is more likely to give you cancer
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This graphic [courtesy of Ready For Warren] should be an eye opener for many who do not understand the effects gerrymandering has on the political process. It explains how the Republicans were able to gain more seats despite losing the popular vote to Democrats in the last election. 
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Hi, Marc. I grew up using your work. Thanks to one of my parents being employed by a university, I got to use Mosaic to browse the early Web way before most people had even heard of it. My first software development internship was a summer spent using beta versions of Netscape technologies ...
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We cannot continue to condone, by inaction, the continued use of guns to murder children (and adults) on a regular basis.
At this point rigid stances on a misunderstanding of a constitutional amendment are no longer relevant. We cannot continue to condone, by inaction, the
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A new high-performance 'aluminum-ion' battery could be the technical breakthrough needed to boost the renewable energy takeover. It's safe, uses abundant low-cost materials, recharges in one minute and withstands many thousands of recharge cycles.
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An absolutely awesome overview of AI and why we should all be talking more seriously about it - and be worried about it. It's a long two-part article, but well worth the read. In the end you'll understand the topic pretty well and have a lot to think about.
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Another great article by Monbiot
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When will we finally question the economic system that delivers prosperity for a few, destruction for the planet and misery for most others? Boom-and-bust cycles are a result of our creation, not a requirement of a successful economic system. It's all human created and can be changed.
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I am a web developer, writer, activist, engineer, part-time cyclist and avid mead-maker. I promote sustainability, free-thought, social justice and science related news, posts, ideas, et cetera. See the services I offer here.

I am a co-founder of the Post Growth Institute, a global network working to inspire and create a global prosperity without economic growth. 

I started blogging with Steady State Revolution, a project devoted to exploring and promoting a sustainable world through a steady state economy.

In any other free time I read, cycle, make mead, indulge in craft beer snobbery and garden. I live in Bellingham in the great state of Washington, USA with my wife and two sons.
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    Civil Engineering, 2003 - 2007
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The new battery that could power the renewable revolution
www.theecologist.org

A new high-performance 'aluminum-ion' battery could be the technical breakthrough needed to boost the renewable energy takeover. It's safe,

The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why
waitbutwhy.com

The topic everyone in the world should be talking about.

A Small and Shuffling Life | George Monbiot
www.monbiot.com

Why, in this age of freedom, are we so confined? And what can we do to reclaim our lives? By George Monbiot, published in the New York Times

The Insatiable God | George Monbiot
www.monbiot.com

The blind pursuit of economic growth stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and wrecks our world. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian

It's simple. If we can't change our economic system, our number's up | G...
www.theguardian.com

It's the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth could prove humanity's undoing

Human Ancestors Were Nearly All Vegetarians | Guest Blog, Scientific Ame...
blogs.scientificamerican.com

Paleolithic diets have become all the rage, but are they getting our ancestral diet all wrong? Right now, one half of all Americans are on a

Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today.
worldsokayestfamily.blogspot.com

The other week someone at his work made the following comment about Paul and I in a group conversation: "Marriage is really hard. You have t

Does the Sharing Economy Need Lawyers? And If So, What Kind? | Post Grow...
postgrowth.org

People are experimenting with different ways of living – what kind of legal and regulatory support structures will help such initiatives to

Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess? This California ...
www.yesmagazine.org

Governments usually use eminent domain powers to displace people. But one hardscrabble Bay Area city is going to the mat to do just the oppo

Dear Internet: Thanks for the Advice on Sex and Drinking. It's Way Bette...
www.yesmagazine.org

Are we starting to see a cultural shift in how our society thinks about rape? The huge online response to a Slate columnist who told women t

Thinking Like a Forest | George Monbiot
www.monbiot.com

Why do conservation groups help to keep our wildlife in a state of extreme depletion? By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian's website

The curious story of the Nobel prize for economics
makewealthhistory.org

This week the 2013 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded, jointly, to Eugene F. Fama, Robert J.

Thinking differently about poverty
makewealthhistory.org

There was a little bit of news that you might not have noticed this month. For the first time since the Second World War, the Red Cross will

What we learned this week
makewealthhistory.org

Norway has a 'Slow TV' fad going on. Programmes have included 8 hours of a fire burning and a 10 hour train journey. Fans can look forward t

Seattle’s Latest Innovation? PicoBrew Home Brewing Appliance
www.washingtonbeerblog.com

Seattle is a city of innovators. Microsoft, Amazon, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Seattle is also a city with over 40 craft brewer

The Sharing Economy Just Got Real | Post Growth Institute
postgrowth.org

Janelle Orsi describes the legal challenges that companies in the sharing economy face and proposes new ways of doing business to overcome t

Four ways energy can derail the economy
makewealthhistory.org

On the train last night I was reading the opening chapter of Jeremy Leggett’s new book The Energy of Nations: Risk blindness and the road to

xkcd: Alternate Universe
xkcd.com

Imagine you were transported to an alternate universe just like your own, except people occasionally ate spiders. You can't convince anyone

George Monbiot – Parliament of Fools
www.monbiot.com

The US disease has arrived in Britain: representatives waging an all-out war against science. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 1

Easily the best coffee in the city. Great family vibe, free wifi and open community environment. They have good breakfast and lunch options (sandwiches, breakfast burritos, soup, et cetera) and gluten free options. There's also a little area with toys and books for the kids.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Great breakfast, nice atmosphere and friendly service. Totally a hip Portland spot.
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