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GMO BRAND WALLET CARD

In this corporate-dominated consumer culture, we still have some power left, and we exercise it by how we spend. You can help fell the GMO giant by using the Organic Consumers' wallet card to avoid products made by companies using genetically modified ingredients.

QUOTH THE MAVEN

Rachel Carson:  "As crude a weapon as a caveman's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life."

ALSO SEE:  Funny Quotes about Chemicals

THE CLIMATE LYRIC MYTH

Climate Man has taken songs from some of the '60s greats, including Bob Dylan and The Beatles, and reworked the lyrics into expressions of our climatic woes. Or is it that these are the original lyrics, subsequently changed by the artists to be more pop-friendly? You decide!

NANO-NANO—SHAZBOT IN YOUR FOOD

Nanomaterials are super-small, highly engineered particles found in more and more consumer products, including candy, gum, and food. But which products? And what are the health risks? See some quick facts on nanotechnology and food.

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FIRE JUSTIN TIME, HIRE JUSTIN CASE

Avoid Problems and Save Money with The Resilient Household

THE CAFOs OF MEATOPOLIS — WHAT AN (ANIMAL) WASTE

CAFOs - Factory Farming Animals on an Industrial Scale

THE PLACE SETTING IN BARBIE’S PLAYHOUSE JUST GOT BIOPLASTIC SURGERY

Advantages and Disadvantages of Bioplastics (Biodegradable Plastic)

BIOMASS ONLY LOOKS GREAT IN A FUN-HOUSE MIRROR

Biomass and Sustainability — Why Biofuels Can't Replace Oil

CORRECTING AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM: “THE MIGHTY MISSISNIPPY”

Real Water Pollution Solutions are Necessary, Possible, and Affordable

THE SWEET, NON-TOXIC SMELL OF SUCCESS

Green Cleaning vs. Chemicals In Household Products

WHY ARE DEVELOPERS ALWAYS STEPPING IN COW PIES?

Farm Land and Sprawl, Smart Growth, and Open Space Preservation

“LEFTOVERS AGAIN?” SAID THE REFRIGERATOR

Plastic Food Containers, Health, and Better Food Storage Solutions

 

 

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We Think You'll Go Spastic Over These Environmental Cartoons

 

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ECO SERIOUS
 
climate feedback loop video link; thumb of global warming slide
THE REAL THIRD RAIL OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The two stereotypical sides of the climate debate are (a) climate change is a potential planet-killer and MUST be addressed; and (b) climate change is nothing to worry about, it's all part of a natural cycle. Guy McPherson reviews the scientific evidence that there is a third scenario: Climate change has already entered a runaway-feedback mode and there is now nothing humans can do to reverse the catastrophic level of warming that's coming—and coming soon. The good news? McPherson delivers his dark news clearly, with a great sense of humor, and with excellent insights into the human condition.  Watch climate feedback loop video(1:51:49)

 
FOOD FUNNY
 
funny natural foods video link; thumb of spokesman pointing to natural sign
THE NATURAL EFFECT
In this brilliant satire of the highly abused food term "natural," we see a spokesman for the "False Advertising Industry" proudly explain the clever ways they trick consumers into thinking "natural foods" always come from Old MacDonald's farm, when often they come directly from the dark heart of the industrial food system.  Watch funny natural foods video(4:25)

 
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EMPIRE SERIOUS
 
MAV bug-bot drone
MAVs — BUG-BOT DRONES
MAVs are bird- or insect-sized drones that can be weaponized to kill using vectors like injectable poisons. Watch the demonstration video and read why all US citizens should be concerned about development of these killer bug-bots.
 
GMO FUNNY
 
funny Monsanto video link; thumb of spokesman holding rotten apple
MONSANTO — PICKING UP GOD’S SLACK
This funny bit from Happy Little Guillotine Studios makes mince meat out of Monsanto's maniacal drive to dominate the global food system with their GMO products, no matter what the cost.  Watch funny Monsanto video(2:33)

   
 
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INTERNET FUNNY
 
funny net neutrality video link; thumb of internet neutrality image
GOODBYE NET NEUTRALITY, HELLO GILDED-AGE INTERNET
With a court ruling now saying internet service providers no longer have to treat as equal all content going through their pipes, the big ISPs like Verizon and Comcast are rubbing their hands together at the thought of charging content providers more money for premium delivery speeds---and slowing down or blocking those who won't pay. Mark Fiore keeps his sense of humor as he animates the threat to our beloved "system of tubes."  Watch funny net neutrality video(1:38)

 
JUST PLAIN FUNNY
 
funny work-life balance video link; thumb of man playing with cat
LAID-OFF MAN FINALLY ACHIEVES PERFECT WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Just two weeks after being laid off from the tech firm where he worked as a coder, 34-year-old Sam Morrison told sources Monday that he had finally achieved the perfect work-life balance.  Watch funny work-life balance video(1:04)

 
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ORIGINAL (NON-ECO) TOONS
 
   
CURRENT TOONS/QUOTES
   
Funny Gambling Quotes link; thumb of Star Trek video gambling screen WE’LL GIVE 3-1 YOU’LL LAUGH
Funny Gambling Quotes
Future Cartoons link; thumb of little space man JACKING IN
On  Future Cartoons  page
Funny Wealth Quotes link; thumb of Daffy Duck with piles of gold coins GETTING DAFFY OVER DUCATS
Funny Wealth Quotes
   
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CLASSIC GP CARTOONS

   
Dating Advice (Funny/Cartoon) link; thumb of man with magnifying glass DATING ADVICE:
GOOD AND BAD CHARACTERISTICS TO LOOK FOR

Dating Advice (Funny/Cartoon)
virus cartoon link; thumb of sick man HOW A VIRUS INVADES THE BODY
Virus Joke/Cartoon
Recycling Cartoon link; thumb of angry woman's face THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A GOOD RECYCLER AND A NOT-SO-GOOD RECYCLER
Recycling Cartoon
New Boyfriend Joke link; thumb of father THINGS YOUR FATHER SAID THAT INDICATE HE MIGHT NOT LIKE YOUR NEW BOYFRIEND
New Boyfriend Joke
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MORE ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL ARTICLES
RESILIENT HOUSEHOLD, PT. 2 01-NOV-2010
Household Resilience article link; thumb of emergency radio IN AN EMERGENCY, THIS ARTICLE DOUBLES AS A FLOATATION DEVICE
More Tips on Household Resilience
CAFOs / FACTORY FARMS 01-APR-2010
CAFO / Factory Farming article link; thumb of hog in crowded pen THE CAFOs OF MEATOPOLIS—WHAT AN (ANIMAL) WASTE
CAFOs - Factory Farming Animals on an Industrial Scale
ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER  (UPDATED) 01-MAR-2010
Environmental Disaster article link; thumb of earth bomb “I’LL SEE YOUR KILLER ASTEROID AND RAISE YOU A PLETHORA OF PROBLEMS”
The Environmental Disaster — The High Stakes of How We Play Our Hand
SAFE SKIN CARE  (UPDATED) 24-FEB-2010
safe skin care article; thumb of lotions “CHILLED LARD IS NOT THE SAME AS COLD CREAM”   . . . AND OTHER SKIN-CARE TIPS
Safe Skin Care
FABRIC SOFTENER ALTERNATIVES  (UPDATED) 16-FEB-2009
Toxic Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets article link; thumb of dryer THE AIR IS FILLED WITH THE SMELLS OF THE SEASON... AND DRYER SHEETS
Non-Toxic Alternatives to Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets
OIL/ENERGY DEMAND 01-FEB-2010
Peak Oil and Energy Demand article link; thumb of passenger train ESCAPING THE BATTERY-POWERED PANDER-BEAR
Peak Oil and Energy Demand — Managing the Coming Energy Descent
INDOOR AIR QUALITY  (UPDATED) 20-JAN-2010
Indoor Air Quality Problems article link; thumb of man in gas mask “BIGGER FAN IN THE BATHROOM”
IS NOT THE SOLUTION

Addressing Indoor Air Quality Problems
TRASH REDUCTION 01-DEC-2009
Waste-Free Lunches (for School) article link; thumb of school girl with lunchbox DISSING OLD BAGS OTHER THAN THE LUNCH LADY
Kids Can Eat Better and Have Waste-Free Lunches
GLOBAL WARMING CONSPIRACIES 01-NOV-2009
Global Warming Hoaxes and Conspiracies article link; thumb of picture of dry, cracked mud in barren area of Ethiopia YOUR TIN FOIL HAT WON’T SHIELD YOU FROM CLIMATE DISRUPTION
Global Warming Hoaxes and Conspiracies
PEAK OIL & ENVIRONMENT  (UPDATED) 09-AUG-2007
Peak Oil and Environment article link; thumb of car with dirty exhaust WE’LL GO “DIRTY DANCING” BEFORE WE GO “DANCING IN THE DARK”
Peak Oil and Environment   —
The Coming Environmental Impact
BIO-PLASTIC 01-JUL-2009
Bioplastics - Advantages and Disadvantages article link; thumb of bio-plastic utensils BARBIE’S PLACE SETTING JUST GOT BIOPLASTIC SURGERY
Advantages and Disadvantages of Bioplastics
ORGANIC GARDENING 01-JUN-2009
Good Organic Gardening Tips article link; thumb of man in backyard garden “WORKING WITH NATURE” vs.
“DEATH BY A THOUSAND CHEMICALS”

Good Organic Gardening Tips for Vegetables, Lawns, and Flowers
FOOD CONTAINERS AND CHEMICALS  (UPDATED) 11-MAY-2008
chemicals from plastic food storage containers article; thumb of plastic food storage containers “LEFTOVERS AGAIN?” SAID THE REFRIGERATOR
Plastic Food Containers, Health, and Better Food Storage Solutions
BIOFUELS 01-MAY-2009
Biomass and Sustainability article link; thumb of man standing by switchgrass BIOMASS ONLY LOOKS GREAT IN A FUN-HOUSE MIRROR
Biomass and Sustainability — Why Biofuels Can't Replace Oil
WATER POLLUTION EFFECTS  (UPD.) 17-APR-2009
Water Pollution Effects article link; thumb of dead fish in water “JAWS V:  ANGRY BUT ENFEEBLED”
Water Pollution Effects On Animals, Humans, Plants, and Ecosystems
ENERGY EMERGENCIES 01-APR-2009
Fuel Shortages and Power Outages article link; thumb of city hall building RESILIENT DUKES AND THE HAZARDS OF BOSS ENERGY HOG
Is Your City or County Prepared for Future Fuel Shortages and Power Outages?
ORGANIC COTTON 01-FEB-2009
Benefits of Organic Cotton article link; thumb of bud of cotton HOLLYWOOD FASHION NIGHTMARE:  “MANDATORY UNIFORMS ON OSCAR NIGHT!”
Everyday Clothing and Benefits of Organic Cotton
GLASS RECYCLING/REUSE  (UPDATED) 16-NOV-2008
Glass Bottle Packaging article link; thumb of glasses of tea GLASS RECYCLING IS NOT NECESSARILY A SMASHING IDEA
Glass Bottle Packaging
— Reuse vs. Recycling
ENVIRONMENTAL MOVIES 09-NOV-2008
Environmental Movies link; thumb of director's board TWO GREEN THUMBS UP
Environmental Movies — Getting Beyond Flashing Fannies and Foooming Fireballs
GLOBAL WARMING & MELTING ICE 05-AUG-2008
Global Warming / Melting Ice article link; thumb of thumb of graph showing arctic ice decline CLIMATE-CHANGE SKEPTICS’ ARGUMENTS MELTING AWAY LIKE ARCTIC ICE
Global Warming, Melting Ice, and the Catastrophic Implications
ECO-POLITICAL TRICKS  (UPDATED) 20-SEP-2008
Environmental Doublespeak article link; thumb of lying politician's mouth DOUBLETALK — TOO CLEVER BY HALF
Environmental Doublespeak — Environmental Ethics, Anti-Environmental Propaganda, and Greenwashing Language
Pollution and Health 04-MAY-2008
Pollution and Health article link; thumb of air pollution IMPURITEASE IN THE AIR AT THE TASSEL CLUB
Pollution and Health — Human Effects and Costs
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