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Autumn Cleaning

I need to clean out all my ‘read it later’ links – seriously, it is the worst firefox extension ever, because I now have 14 pages of links, half read, half unread and all interesting.

So here is a round-up of some of them… hopefully after this firefox will run faster and so will my whole computer – maybe that is wishful thinking but it is all a part of me cleaning up my whole computer.

Teaching Kids to Argue
This page has good reasoning for teaching your children how to debate and reason. I really appreciated the wisdom because I think you should start giving kids responsibilities much earlier than we tend to in the West.

Radius around a Point
For anyone wishing to be a locavore to a certain distance, this tool is invaluable. You can enter any place – google maps style – and it will draw a circle around it to a radius of your choice, I was really surprised to find that a 100mile radius (as touted by many locavores) actually covers a lot of ground.

Sweet Music I have no idea where I found, as well as more sweet music.

Fair Trade shopping
I pick up many different links to fair trade shopping places, and then never spend my money there because I am trying to save for plane tickets – really environmental of me 😦

Potatoes as a staple
I’m not really sure why I saved this link, but there you go.

Windmill History
I prolly saved this so that I could keep up with my supersmart boyfriend, and yet I haven’t. 😦

Rainbow Wedding
The photos from this wedding a totally amazing!!

The Laws of Sustainability.
Always good to have these handy.

Letter to unbelievers
I thought this was really interesting, but didn’t know what to do with it.

Find the perfect gadget when you have a lot more money than I do.

If you really enjoy storing your food in plastic then don’t read this post.

A TED roundup explains how you can not get cancer by eating, or something.

Where to get reclaimed materials from (somewhat US centric).

My nalgene cap is about to die, I guess I have to do this when it does.

A curtain made out of old slides – superkawaii.

Who is responsible for feeding our kids properly?

Women who don’t have high expectations, don’t have high outcomes. Basically what we have always known about teachers and groups, if part of a group is expected to perform poorly/well, they will.

What will clothing be like in the future?

Have you ever thought about not calling the police?

Just in case you didn’t already know that coal wasn’t super-great, here is some of the history of it.

I would like to remember and plant this Australian pepper plant.

Walking = Coping.

Videos I want to watch:

Jon Stewart interviews non-violence advocates.

A child praying.

Cap and Trade from the Story of Stuff people.

A speaking Piano?

Growth vs Development

Watch, listen, same difference, I want to listen to this doco on copyright. This video I have already seen, but want to keep because it is awesome! Ditto this one on Remix Culture.

The second half (I would post the first half but I’m super tired and you are smart) of a woman’s hair journey.

I really want to show Scott the oak frame part of one of these videos. Not sure how to go about that really.

links from 40-50 days ago

Why I took my wife’s last name.
An interesting article on one man’s experience when he changed his name to his wife’s name upon his marriage.

Why I fight copyfight.
Cory Doctorow on why he fights against the copyright phenomenon.
As well as a little cartoon on what is piracy and what is filesharing.

Bush-Obama Handshake.
Even though the US presidential election was dirty and underhand in many ways, the fact that when the time comes George Bush will leave office and not refuse to hand over control of the country is pretty amazing. We should not take this for granted.

Instead of linking the page I will just put this quote:
Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution
of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty.
– Archbishop Oscar Romero

Killer Compost bin
Instructions on how to utilise used tyres as compost bins. An awesome use as I was reading the other day how old tyres with water in them are the major breeding ground for mosquitos and the diseases they can carry.

When Mothers kill their Children.
This blog post talks about the differences in when mothers and fathers kill thier children, and the different ways that the media covers either event.

Chickens Chickens Chickens
My sorrellina just bought a new house with a chicken coop, I’ve been reading sites like these and are looking forward to buying them some chickens, providing the neighbours etc allow it.

No way will there be an economic downturn
This vid is amazingly hard to believe, and even harder to watch. Especially with hindsight.

I’m too tired to do anymore. Maybe later.

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