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"Mahogany is the crown jewel of the Amazon, soaring in magnificent buttressed columns high into the forest canopy. Its rich, red grain and durability make it one of the most coveted building materials on Earth, favored by master craftsmen, a symbol of wealth and power. A single tree can fetch tens of thousands of dollars on the international market by the time its finished wood reaches showroom floors in the United States or Europe.
"After 2001, the year Brazil declared a moratorium on logging big-leaf mahogany, Peru emerged as one of the world’s largest suppliers. The rush for 'red gold,' as mahogany is sometimes called, has left many of Peru's watersheds—such as the Alto Tamaya, homeland of a group of Asheninka Indians—stripped of their most valuable trees. The last stands of mahogany, as well as Spanish cedar, are now nearly all restricted to Indian lands, national parks, and territorial reserves set aside to protect isolated tribes.
"As a result, loggers are now taking aim at other canopy giants few of us have ever heard of—copaiba, ishpingo, shihuahuaco, capirona—which are finding their way into our homes as bedroom sets, cabinets, flooring, and patio decks. These lesser known varieties have even fewer protections than the more charismatic, pricier ones, like mahogany, but they’re often more crucial to forest ecosystems. As loggers move down the list from one species to the next, they’re cutting more trees to make up for diminishing returns, threatening critical habitats in the process. Primates, birds, and amphibians that make their homes in the upper stories of the forest are at increasing risk. Indigenous communities are in turmoil, divided between those favoring conservation and those looking for fast cash. And some of the world’s most isolated tribes are in flight from the whine of chain saws and the terrifying crash of centuries-old leviathans hitting the ground."
Read rest at link."Mahogany is the crown jewel of the Amazon, soaring in magnificent buttressed... more
The Daily Show crew had the best take on this 'massive' controversy...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=40624The Daily Show crew had the best take on this 'massive' controversy...... more
Stu and Barn React to the video posted by chadnessify U.S. Marines Urinate on Taliban Corpses. Let us make sure were clear though, we are making fun of this situation, we don't find the actions of the soldiers to be acceptable. We believe that these Marines should be reprimanded, this video is in part of our way of showing that.
-Stu and BarnStu and Barn React to the video posted by chadnessify U.S. Marines Urinate on Taliban... more
Ep 1 of Kill The Propaganda Machine
Your Wife's Birthday
What did you get your wife for her birthday? This is what we got ours.
-Stu and BarnEp 1 of Kill The Propaganda Machine Your Wife's Birthday What did you get... more
Ep 2 of Kill The Propaganda Machine
Michele Bachmann's Huge Penis
You didn't know? It's HUGE!
-Stu and BarnEp 2 of Kill The Propaganda Machine Michele Bachmann's Huge Penis You... more
Are the "Original" 10 Commandments really all that great, most people cant name more then three? Well I dont think so either so for The Richard Dawkins Foundation I have made what I think are the most important "Commandments" to live by, if you do you'll be a better person, but most are common sense.
-StuAre the "Original" 10 Commandments really all that great, most people cant... more
With bank fraudsters, torturers, and war criminals running free, the US Department of Justice (sic) has nothing better to do than to harass the famous Tennessee guitar manufacturer, GibsonWith bank fraudsters, torturers, and war criminals running free, the US Department of... more
The recent class-action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell raised questions about the quality of food many Americans eat each day.
Chief among those concerns is the use of cellulose (read: wood pulp), an extender whose use in a roster of food products, from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods, is now being exposed. What you're actually paying for -- and consuming -- may be surprising.
Cellulose is virgin wood pulp that has been processed and manufactured to different lengths for functionality, though use of it and its variant forms (cellulose gum, powdered cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, etc.) is deemed safe for human consumption, according to the FDA, which regulates most food industry products. The government agency sets no limit on the amount of cellulose that can be used in food products meant for human consumption. The USDA, which regulates meats, has set a limit of 3.5% on the use of cellulose, since fiber in meat products cannot be recognized nutritionally.
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11012915/cellulose-wood-pulp-never-tasted-so-good.htmlThe recent class-action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell raised questions about the... more
Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork that takes place down in Alabama in a rickety old rocking chair. For one, each piece is incredibly intricate, and extremely macabre, with skulls popping out of furniture and axe handles carved into skeletons.
Just one slip of the hand, and suddenly the whole creation could be ruined. If you'd like to view Lasserre's work in person (and you're sure you won't get nightmares), check his exhibition out at the Pierre-François Ouellette (PFOAC) in Montreal until August 7th, and again in November.
http://gizmodo.com/5825165/whittling-is-definitely-an-artform-in-maskull-lasserres-case/gallery/1Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork... more
Elijah Wood plays a medical cannabis patient with a bawdy, pot-smoking dog named 'Wilfred.'
By David Downs
As the medical pot debate rages across the nation, it's no surprise that this week marks the debut of another national, weed-laced TV sitcom. But what may be surprising is how, unlike Weeds, this one appears to be both funny and accurate, and capable of furthering the nation's discussion of the topic.
The Lord of the Rings' blockbuster celeb Elijah Wood stars in the new medical marijuana-friendly Wilfred, premiering on the cable network FX on Thursday, June 23 at 10 p.m. According to Cheryl Shuman, the medical cannabis consultant to the show, Wilfred marks a new milestone in the rebranding of the movement. "The big thing Wilfred does is establish credibility," Shuman said, "and show how far we've come that a studio's willing to pay to make sure that depictions of medical marijuana are authentic."
In Wilfred, written and produced by Family Guy's David Zuckerman, Elijah Wood plays Ryan, a suicidal young man and medical pot patient whose life is saved by a surprise friendship with a talking dog. To everyone else, Wilfred, played by Jason Gann, looks like a lapdog, but to Wood, Wilfred is a six-foot-tall, 200-pound dude in a dog costume who smokes weed recreationally.
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/the-lord-of-the-smoke-rings/Content?oid=2812541Elijah Wood plays a medical cannabis patient with a bawdy, pot-smoking dog named... more
LEGAL EVIL? In their own words - Revised and Updated to include Proposed Legislation Language sent to my MN US Representative, Michele BachmannThis is a teaser for an article that I posted on my Blog MINNESOTA JUDICIAL REFORM
AND ACCOUNTABILITY [ http://bit.ly/jPM1H8 ]. It includes Proposed Legislation that I have sent to my Minnesota US 6th District Representative, Michele Bachmann. In my humble opinion, this should be the single most important issue of the 2012 Elections.
Upon reading my article and proposed legislation, I believe you will reach the same conclusion that I have: Sovereign Immunity is a fraud. It was not provided for in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. It results from a deliberate and fraudulent Judicial Interpretation to the 11th Amendment. Sovereign Immunity is what prevents WE THE PEOPLE from suing and holding accountable our Elected Officials, Judges, Government and Government Agencies and Government Bureaucrats. For we rank and file citizens, the political party that you belong to should not be a consideration in supporting this proposed legislation. After reading my article, I believe you will be as angry and motivated for this proposed reform as I am.
If Upon reading this, you find yourself in agreement with my assessment and proposed Legislation Please contact Representative Michele Bachmann [ http://bachmann.house.gov ] at the following voice and fax numbers.
Washington D.C. Office
103 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2331 Fax: (202) 225-6475
6043 Hudson Rd, Suite 330 Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-731-5400 Fax: 651-731-6650
St. Cloud/Waite Park Office
110 2nd Street S, Suite 232 Waite Park, MN 56387
Phone: 320-253-5931 Fax: 320-240-6905
LEGAL EVIL? In their own words - Revised and Updated to include Proposed Legislation Language sent to my MN US Representative, Michele Bachmann [ http://bit.ly/jPM1H8 ]
With the US Judiciary's reputation for integrity and honesty firmly embedded in the minds of WE THE PEOPLE, what standing does any single Citizen have to challenge their reputations? To overcome this handicap, I will use the American Legal System’s own words to expose the true nature of their integrity and character.
Let us begin with the words of former FBI director J Edgar Hoover:
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.''
Next, I am going to use the words of Judges themselves. Judges allege that they reach conclusions by citing existing case law aka previous rulings of judges.
In my research on immunity for Judges and States, I was astonished and dismayed to learn the liberties the Judges had taken, and leaps of logic they had used, to interpret and write case law and rules in their favor.
The first cases I will cite are:
Wiggins v Hess (1976, CA8 Mo) 531 F2d 920
"Judicial immunity applies even when judge acts maliciously and corruptly; judge loses his immunity from liability for damages in violation of 42 USCS &1983 ONLY if he acts in clear absence of jurisdiction."
Holloway v Walker (1985, CA5 Tex) 765 F2d 517
"Judges absolute immunity from suit under 42 USCS & 1983 for actions take under jurisdiction is not avoided by allegation that the acts are performed pursuant to bribe or conspiracy."......
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Don Mashak's Minnesota 10th Judicial District Free Press - http://bit.ly/XYVN4This is a teaser for an article that I posted on my Blog MINNESOTA JUDICIAL REFORM... more
Are there any renewable energy buyers out there? Recycle paper? Wood? Make fuel? Maine needs green jobs. Are there any green investors out there willing to take this on and help change the planet? How about you Seventh Generation? Do you know anyone who could invest in this and get it started? Pass this around and get it to someone who cares. THANK YOU!!! If we could only recycle instead of destroying...No more bleaching...no more dioxin..this is a chance....Please someone jump on it!
AUGUSTA, Maine — State officials have 90 days to find a buyer for two Katahdin region paper mills before their Toronto-based owner begins decommissioning them.
Gov. Paul LePage announced Friday that Brookfield Asset Management Co. had granted the state a final extension of its decommissioning deadline to July 31, but East Millinocket officials said the mill on Main Street could not be dismantled yet in any event because the town still has a $2.17 million tax lien on it.
Brookfield made a partial payment covering almost all of the debt last week. Town officials were waiting Friday for the check to clear and said that Brookfield still owes about $18,778 on its 2010 tax bill, plus some slight and accumulating interest. Company officials had promised to pay the remainder this week.
“This gives us additional time to work on securing a qualified buyer,” LePage said in a statement Friday. “Brookfield has been generous with their extensions, and this shows the commitment the company has to finding a solution that will keep jobs in the region.”
More at link.Are there any renewable energy buyers out there? Recycle paper? Wood? Make fuel? Maine... more
All of the fashion magazines have explained to me, ad nauseum, that “the seventies are back,” “the nineties are influencing fashion,” and that I’d better get on board.
And then they tell me that the image above is trending.
In a word: No.
No, just no.
These shoes are part of the flat platform trend, or as some Neanderthal said – no doubt while eating paste – flatforms. Lindsay and I think that they are, by and large, ugly. This may be because we both owned them in the nineties, and the ones we owned may have been the foam flip flop version.
I’m just saying, we have experience. Trust us.
Or don’t. Just know that the shoes below are the best I could find, the ones I felt were least repulsive out of my short, painful flatform shoe hunt.
I did it all for you.
[View all the shoes at the attached link. Then shudder a little and be on your way.]
http://brokeandbeautiful.com/2011/are-flatforms-ugly/All of the fashion magazines have explained to me, ad nauseum, that “the... more
Sure, foreign travel can be a life-changing educational experience, but what a hassle! Instead of flying across the globe and trying to speak funny languages, take a seat on the couch next to Terry Snash (Bryan Safi), aka the TV Traveler. This week Terry tells you all you need to know about Scandinavia by watching its TV programs, from a talk show in which a man tries to kick a burger to the moon (not a joke) to a game show built on identifying unpleasant smells. So put your passport away and grab a seat.
infoMania is a half-hour comedy show that airs weekly on Current TV. Picture the ultimate office water-cooler, only with funnier co-workers who willingly stay up late imbibing all forms of media so you don't have to. Caveat: Bring your own water. Hosted by Brett Erlich and co-starring Sergio Cilli, Erin Gibson, Ben Hoffman and Bryan Safi, infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
Go to http://current.com/infomania for more, and make sure to check out our Facebook profile for special features at http://facebook.com/infomania.
Current Media, the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, engages viewers with smart, provocative and timely programming -stories that no one else is telling in ways that no one else is telling them. Current's programming shines a light where others won't dare and boldly explores important subjects -- opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The channel's audience is comprised of affluent, curious, social and connected adults who crave the kind of entertaining, enlightening, witty and informative programming found on Current's TV and online properties. Current is now available via cable and satellite TV in 75 million households worldwide - 60 million households in the US - through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107); Time Warner ; DirecTV (Channel 358 nationwide); Dish Network (Channel 196 nationwide); Verizon and AT&T. In the UK and Ireland, Current is available on BSkyB (Channel 183) and Virgin Media (Channel 155), and in Italy, Current is available on Sky Italia (Channel 130). Viewers can also find Current online at www.current.com.Sure, foreign travel can be a life-changing educational experience, but what a hassle!... more
This is a 30 sec video about Regina Parkinson a Texas native who uses recycled items to make works of art for peoples homes.This is a 30 sec video about Regina Parkinson a Texas native who uses recycled items... more
Peter Doran’s music style compares with Damien Rice, David Grey, and Amos Lee. Lyrically, Doran’s style compares to the artistry of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, but remains very much an original writer and he stays clear of forced lyrics, an often trait that many novice songwriters are compelled to overdo.
“Sleepless Streets” is a rich blend of natural sounds and it stirs clear from popular rock music. It isn’t mundane nor does the album laying waste alongside in a sea of average acoustic rock bands.
Read my review and listen to an exclusive audio interview with Irish folk rock artist, Peter Doran at http://www.allindiemagazine.net/2010/11/peter-doran-sleepless-streets-review.html
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Have you voted for the Artist of the Year yet? Get over to
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The top 5 with the most votes will be invited to perform live at the All Indie Award show in Los Angeles in March 2011!
The winner will be given a special etched glass trophy during the live showPeter Doran’s music style compares with Damien Rice, David Grey, and Amos Lee.... more
Simply...Why isn't everything made from this?
http://www.greendiary.com/entry/liquid-wood-100-organic-replacement-for-everything-plastic/Simply...Why isn't everything made from this?... more
Beds sold for $1m dollars are found to be made from Madagascan wood, with the current political situation in Madagasca being blamed for the export.
"The pre-existing problem of illegal logging was turned into a flood of tree-cutting in national parks, and a flood of wood out of Madagascar to China and the West," said Alexander von Bismarck, EIA's executive director."-BBC
The article says it is forbidden to export three of the species being cut down ebony, rosewood and pallisander but permits to cut them down is being sold cheaply increasing how many are felled.Beds sold for $1m dollars are found to be made from Madagascan wood, with the current... more