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Literacy for Stupidification

Spending time in Burma, I have seen this type of education in effect in the most basic manner possible. Children are generally made to sit on stools, still as boards. They spend hours reciting things, sometimes in English, with no knowledge of what they are saying. This is not authentic education, we see this happening in our schools as well, although perhaps not so blatantly. It also makes me think of Doug Rushkoff’s book, Program or be Programmed (not that I have read it). The following excerpt states this phenomenon very eloquently:

The Vaccine Industry is Floundering

The Vaccine Industry is Floundering

I just wanted to share this article on the state of the vaccine industry. It sure is nice to feel like we might be seeing the end of the tunnel in this area! Do you like the cool cartoon? I am trying to find out who to attribute it to. The United Nations Invites Mark Geier MD to Lead the Charge A ...

Painting a New Vision

Painting a New Vision

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the high ...

Death By Smart Meter

Death By Smart Meter

I've just been reading the book The Body Electric by Robert O. Becker, written in 1985. Last night I read a rather interesting bit of history about how the Russians zapped the US Ambassador's office in Moscow for years. It is disappointing to realize, that this happened years ago and that the sympto ...

Diet and Culture of Abkhasian Centenarians

Diet and Culture of Abkhasian Centenarians

The Abkhasians had a way of life that is out of reach for modern man, or so it seems! One of the arguments that is often used to promote modern medical technology (vaccinations etc) is that we are living to be much older than we used to. I must point out that even with all of our advanced medical te ...

The Hundredth Monkey

The Hundredth Monkey

In the South Pacific there was a genius monkey. It is well known that monkeys love yams, but on that island the yams were too sandy to be eaten. This genius monkey took a yam and washed it in the edge of the sea, and then taught her family to do the same. Before long, other members of the tribe ...

Armchair Cooking

Armchair Cooking

This old Chinese saying cracks me up every time...hope you enjoy it as much as I do :) Man must sit in chair With mouth open for Very long time Before roast duck fly in -Chinese proverb ...

Schools kill creativity

Schools kill creativity

An excellent little talk about how crazy our education system is. ...

Smart Meters Come to BC

Smart Meters Come to BC

It is BC's turn to have Smart Meters installed to measure the amounts of electricity we are using on an hour to hour basis. I only found out about this myself earlier this year when Leanne Gypsy, who wrote the post on Natural Motherhood, was telling me about it. Even then it didn't really sink in. I ...

Scoozi’s Fresh Fruit & Yogurt

Scoozi’s Fresh Fruit & Yogurt

I don't eat out that often these days because of the GAPS diet, but there are places I do like to go. Scoozi's is one of them, the soups, omlettes, platters and meatballs are just to die for. The environment is also very nice. Right downtown in Vancouver, BC the restaurant spills out onto the street ...