Maui Completely Stops Spraying RoundUp, Switches to Organic Herbicides — 2012 The Awakening

Note: Way to go Maui!!! While this is a GREAT step forward in eradicating Round-up from Maui, unfortunately there’s no mention here of a complete ban. Meaning homeowners, business’s and agriculture will still be drenching the island in toxins. But nonetheless, it’s a first step. Here on the Big Island, we’re fighting an uphill battle […]

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SV Bike Fest ’16

Did we all bike to work on the 12th to prepare for Bike Fest ’16? Of course not, dipshit, you drove like you do every day. Aren’t you embarrassed? If I had the same executive position at Cisco for the past fucking ten years like you, I think I’d have learned to not sit on highway 87 by now. For an hour, which is the same as sitting on the light rail for some parts. Anyway, that’s just me.

Went to the History Park in central San Ho to see SV Bike Fest ’16 and took some pictures of just a few of the bicycles. Sorry bikers, this was not a motorcycle show! But take a look anyway. Captions tell the stories of some bikes.

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Santa Clara Valley Brewing donated the money from beer sales to the Fest. VTA was there too, to get people to come to transit meetings so we can propose that they spread their upcoming budget better between freeways (which we know are a lost cause) and bike/pedestrian improvements (which are proven improvements).

Some merchants were selling soap and stuff too, and there was also a guy from the Tour de Coop, who are combining bike touring with people’s urban gardens. Is that a sweet idea or what?? It’s September 17, and already on September 18 is the return of the righteous Viva Calle.

Also saw Our City Forest, of course the SVBC and some taco trucks. We neglected to take pictures of the shenanigans on the half pipes. Be there next year!

Ebook of my new novel is FREE until Thursday!

My Gentri-Fi novel Meat Ladder to Mars is free until Thursday! If you hate it, or if you love it, drop a review on Amazon if you please. Enjoy, jolines!

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Domestication and Pathological Distraction by Kevin Tucker

I’ll let Mr Tucker speak for himself but I will contextualize: when he talks about domestication, that’s one of the key parameters of his worldview, in which he calls for a resurgence of wildness and natural stewardship, and correspondingly a decreased reliance on domestication of life systems. Enjoy!