Tuesday, October 23, 2012

#8 Howard Zinn

After I watched You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train I found Howard Zinns life inspiring. He didn't know how his life was going to turn out he just went with what came and how he was feeling at the time. He also showed me that you can know what you want to do in the early part of your life, expierence other things, and than return to that later in life when it's time to do something of relevence.  When he got his first book he couldn't tell you that would be his biggest accomplishment would be to write his own book, he had to expirence life for it to be fulfeeling to him.

Monday, September 17, 2012

#7 Citings for DIY

Ellen Lupton, editor ; Kimberly Bost ... [et al.]. D.I.Y. [electronic resource] : design it yourself. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2006.

Edited by the Trapese Collective. Do It Yourself [electronic resource] : a handbook for changing our world. London ; Ann Arbor, Mich. : Pluto Press, 2007.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

#5 Hemp for Victory Again?

Victory for Hemp Again?

The video "Hemp for Victory" that the Department of Agriculture put out for farmers in 1942 definitely gave the farmers a lot of facts about hemp and how it's made (Being farmers I'm sure they knew a lot of that already), but it did not mention much on how they were helping there military in time of need. It did show how much it helps a boat and its anchor but what did it do for the people... Like in the 1940's hemp can go a long way today. It can really make just about anything like fiber, seed, oil, and clothes. Another wonderful thing about hemp is that it is extremely durable, even our own Declaration of Independence is made out of hemp paper. Do you think the paper we use today would last over 200 years? Sounds to me our forefather had somethings right.
There is 196 Countries in the World (Rosenburg). Around 30 of those countries grow and sell hemp (Hanson, Geisler). That is a significant amount of other countries that want to buy some sort of hemp products in there country. Lots of $ people. When were making these longer lasting cloths, ropes, and even paper we will have abundance and will not need to buy these things from any other countries. It even takes many years of crops for the soil to need rest unlike many crops we grow in the U.S. I don't see why the government put so many laws back on hemp after the war. It does nothing but help them and the government does not allow the glowing of it for what reasons... I wish they'd answer these questions.

Rosenburg, Matt. The Number of Country in the World.  About.com Guide. March 23, 2012 http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/a/numbercountries.htm Sept. 4, 2012

Hanson, Ryan and Geisler, Melinda. Industrial Hemp. Agricultual Market Resource Center. August 2012. http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/fiber/industrial_hemp_profile.cfm Sept. 4, 2012


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

#4 Fear of Anarchism

          I took this quiz on Tuesday about where I land in the political world, i was a left-libertarian, which it seems a lot of my class mates were as well. We all seem to have around the same view as college kids in the generation. We all resort in some sort of anarchy actions at some point, like not turning in our homework in on time, speeding through an yellow light instead of slowing down, or fliping off the police as they drive by. As my reading of Micheal Benton: My Understanding on Anarchism 3.0 pointed out anarchy is not an action of destrution but to bring the society together as one and not to have a certain leader but leadership in everyone around us.    

           What is fear? Unpleasant emotions of knowing there is something dangerious around you. How dangerious is a society filled with leadership instead of a small group of leaders? The uneducated America would say anarchy is well without government or violent athority. Anarchy is generally about you... how you feel, how you think, or what you do. Anarchism is a philosophy of liberty. (Benton)
Benton, Micheal. Micheal Benton: My Understanding on Anarchism 3.0. http://dialogic.blogspot.com/2012/05/michael-benton-my-understanding-of.html Page 4.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

#3 Looking Past

            The Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century was based on education and women's rights. Up into the 1650s education was based on religion not facts and development was extremely slow. Copernicus, Gauced, and Newton say, the laws of nature failed to conform to religious doctrine and agreed that the Earth went around the Sun and not the other way around. All tradition became questionable and when they could not be confirmed were replaced with concepts of philosophical reason. Turning to people like Montesquieu, Volyaire, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington for information. All of which were Freemasons leading to a new age of enlightenment.
            To live differently we must think differently (Taylor2). A 21st Century person should be more self-aware socially embedded recognizing our limitations. Why is education most important these days? Ethics complicity could be argues as just important, to be able to debate without the need to fight. Education that implies empathy often increases happiness. In the 21st century we should rule the world with 3 logic's: Science and technology progress, Markets, and Bureaucracy.
            21st Century Enlightenment is not always ethnically right. Is this right? Why can we not ask this in a moment of wrong. Rationality is not always achievable. Seeing past freedom, progress, and justice can enlighten you. Responsibly, big society and sustainability, are self promotion ethics. Stay true to the spirit of enlightenment.

(Taylor) Mattew Taylor. RSA Animate- 21st Century Enlightment. Time 1:20.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


The Summary: Theory for Beginners was the story of evolution and the word usage from the beginning of time that defines who we are. Your brain doesn't always see what’s really happening all the time, the human perspective is often incomplete. Your perception of the world can determine if you’re scared, nervous, happy or in love.