Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Geo-Political Simulation Video Games

Article on new video game where you're in the role of Obama/American president


Micro-Nutrients as Global Priority / Investing in Health

The world’s best investment: Vitamins for undernourished children,
according to top economists, including 5 Nobel Laureates
Over two years, more than 50 economists have worked to find the best solutions to ten of the world’s biggest challenges. During the last week of May, an expert panel of 8 top-economists, including 5 Nobel Laureates, sat down to assess the research. The result is a ranked list highlighting the potential of 30 specific solutions to combat some of the biggest challenges facing the world.

Combating malnutrition in the 140 million children who are undernourished reached the number one spot, after economist Sue Horton of Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada made her case to the expert panel. Providing micronutrients for 80% of the 140 million children who lack essential vitamins in the form of vitamin A capsules and a course of zinc supplements would cost just $60 million per year, according to the analysis. More importantly, this action holds yearly benefits of more than $1 billion. In effect, this means that each dollar spent on this program creates benefits (in the form of better health, fewer deaths, increased future earnings, etc.) worth more than 17 dollars.

Friday, November 14, 2008

"End the Fed" Rally in 39 Cities November 22, 2008

(Federal Reserve related, for "HR 2755")
Interesting. Will it happen? Of course not, but it's worth keeping an eye on at least.
(audio & video portion) http://endthefed.us/av.php

Led Zeppelin, Thomas Jefferson, & Andrew Jackson?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Excellent Documentary--Frontline: The Dark Side

Excellent Nexflix.com find

"Frontline: The Dark Side"

"..dissects Vice President Dick Cheney's actions as chief architect of the war on terror, and his battles with CIA director George Tenet over control of America's intelligence community. Interviews with more than 40 key participants shed light on the political infighting, from the moments after Sept. 11 to the administration's feverish run-up to the Iraq War and the indictment of Cheney adviser Lewis "Scooter" Libby."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Documentary: "Apology of an Economic Hitman" (Methods of Empire-building)

Apology of an Economic Hitman website

Where "national security" is a PR term meaning "protection of secrecy." Protecting the public from secrets that would cause a gradual overturning of the current roots of power?

Monday, September 29, 2008

"New Model" for a "Poor and Beautiful Country"/Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda Interview

Fascinating Pieces from an 2-part Interview with Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda (Interviewer mistakenly says "new model of communism" after Prachanda is quoted as saying "new model of democracy." Which is it?)

Part two

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Virtual Democracy Related Links

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Steal Back Your Vote from the Lipstick Pig


Free Online Book = Election 2008: Lipstick on the Pig

Slashdot.com Headlines Visually Depicted (excellent simple resource)

Engineers Without Borders: Claims to Improve Quality of Life and Does/Shows Results + "Open Architecture for Humanity"

New York Chapter recently involved in finishing a water dam for a Cambodian village in 2 years. The village searched for 6 yrs to find help - LINK

Video of "TED" talk by founder of Architecture for Humanity



Industrialization of Secrecy versus Strengthening the Nation and Relations

"Homeland security" and "national security" are brands to protect a defective infrastructure withering into obsolescence, swallowed by a darkening lack of vision.

Instead, a *strengthening* of the nation in a variety of ways is needed to truly become secure and to develop a self-sufficient, resilient quality of life that positively sets an example for other parts of the world to learn from and receive support from.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Political Campaign Ads from 1952-2008

How so much has advanced and how so much has remained intact.
A large load of political ad videos: LINK

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Solar, Seawater, and Greening the Desert

The Sahara forest project will use seawater and solar power to grow food in greenhouses across the desert.

Great video, "Greening the Desert"

Seawater Foundation

Greening of Eritrea (country) part 1

Greening of Eritrea part 2

Seawater Foundation Article

Seawater Foundation website

Global Seawater, Inc.

Journalists with Balls

Other journalists with balls, please post here or send to reconfigure at gmail.com

McFraud (John McCain, Unable to Talk Straight), Video Resources, American Budget/Debt/Where Our Taxes Go

  • The culture of archiving video clips and connecting them helps the collective memory and decision-making powers as in this example - http://therealmccain.com

Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan military efforts from Data360.org

"Death & Taxes" Visual Guide (flash map) - link

Links that relate to why I'm posting anything here:

See Through, Unlock, Breakthrough.