Peg Tittle

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Mimicry?

Read mention in a Lionel Shriver novel (The Motion of the Body through Space) about “white readers [the main, white, character read for audiobooks] pretending to talk like [members of] marginalized communities is ‘mimicry’ and … cultural appropriation” (p31). But I can’t help thinking that if she were not to use an accent other than …

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The Sexual Politics of Meat – Carol J. Adams

Highly recommended.  The title says it all. Among a whole lot of ‘worth mentioning’ bits, I’ll mention the reference to Irving Fisher’s study (p.43) involving meat-eating athletes, vegetarian athletes, and vegetarian non-athletes. Vegetarians, whether athletes or not, had the greatest endurance (as measured by three strength tests). “Even the maximum record of the flesh-eaters was …

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Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men is a must-read. (And although she soft-pedals this, surely the persistent failure to consider women is evidence of what they think of us: we’re unimportant, we’re not worth consideration. Or perhaps it’s simply evidence of their persistent failure to consider anyone but themselves. Either way …

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The No. 1 Cause of Climate Change the Media Don’t Mention

The No. 1 Cause of Climate Change the Media Don’t Mention another great piece by Lee Camp here.

from We are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer

Reason to stop eating meat (well, would’ve been that back in the 70s … now, well, it’s reason to accept the blame, to feel the guilt for our demise … ): “Globally, humans use 59 percent of all the land capable of growing crops to grow food for livestock.” (p79) “One-third of all the fresh …

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Our gods

from https://deadwildroses.com/2021/01/03/the-dwr-sunday-religious-disservice-half-a-chromosome/  

Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It

Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It by Lee Camp – read the whole article here.

Excerpts from The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming, David Wallace-Wells

“In fact, more than half of the carbon exhaled into the atmosphere  by the burning of fossil fuels has been emitted in just the past three decades.  Which means we have done as much damage to the fate of the planet and its ability to sustain human life and civilization since Al Gore published his …

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“332 litres of gasoline and oil are dumped over each and every one of the 49,000 kilometres of [snowmobile] trail …

Read the whole piece here: http://www.pinecone.on.ca/MAGAZINE/stories/the-well-groomed-trail.html

Picard … Seriously?

So I watched Star Trek: Picard, wherein he saves the day, and the future, for the creation of synthetic life.  A surprising move for someone so … intelligent. With respect to the creation of organic life … We have not been able to control how many we create. Our planet can comfortably sustain 2-3 billion …

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