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The parable of the California sardine collapse

The fishing industry in California was built on sardines. While they lasted, they were abundant, easy to catch, and simple to process. They were ground for fish meal, which was used to feed chickens. They were processed for oil. And, during the war, they were an invaluable source of protein for American soldiers fighting in […]

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Ann Arbor Free School DIY Fest to be held this afternoon

While I think I’m a little to old, angry and anti-social to participate personally, I thought that I’d pass along the following information about today’s workshops being offered by the folks at the Ann Arbor Free Skool. For those of you unfamiliar with the whole the free skool movement, here’s how the Ann Arbor group […]

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BP illustrates the need for a corporate death penalty

It’s now coming out that, when Obama was visiting the Louisiana coast a few days ago, surveying the extent of the damage wrought by the BP oil leak, many of the individuals that he, and the rest of us watching at home, thought were BP workers, were in fact temps hired by Tony Haward and […]

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