Thursday, May 16, 2013

nooze briefs from around the net


A mayoral candidate in North Miami, FL got a prize endorsement, from Jesus Christ himself, according to her campaign literature.

However, Anna Pierre's divine backing didn't do much for her, and she finished seventh in a field of seven, pulling 56 votes total.

livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/flo...
There have been half a dozen explosions at factory style swine farms in the upper midwest. One destroyed a barn, killing 1500 pigs and severely injuring a worker who was tending them.

Pig manure holding ponds in factorysized swine operations have been generating foam on their surfaces, whih traps poisonous and/or explosive gases beneath. When these gases are suddenly released under pressure, they can splode.

www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05...

It seems our divilization is at a dead end. Our cultural paradigm is the corporation, and we're forcing corporate organization on livelihoods and activities for which such structure is ridiculously inappropriate, such as dairy farming and pig farming, with extraordinarily destructive effects. 

3 comments:

Joe said...

Dave, kinda related to that farming thing.
http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/05/15/what-would-it-take-to-get-to-a-steady-state-economy/

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

Extremely interesting article.

Let's see what $100 oil does to population numbers.

Joe said...

Thanks for letting me know that you liked it.