Monthly Archives: May 2011

Alternet: 8 Progressive Superheroes

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It’s fascinating to me that superheroes, literary archetypes and even the odd ‘villian’ consistently portray progressive ideals, but real life people seem to stray from what’s good.  ALL THE TIME.

That said, Alternet has provided us with a good starter list of ‘progressive’ super heroes that we should all cherish and appreciate.

What are some of your progressive fictional characters?  What can we do to better emulate them in our day to day lives?

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Corporate Death Penalty Enacted in the US?

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Could it be?

Has a ‘death penalty’ been enacted in the US, creating a possible precedent for ridding the world of some of the most vile and corrupt perpetrators of crime against humanity?

The OpEd News reports that the Supreme Court in the US has supported the State of Arizona’s decision that if a company is found to be in violation of immigration laws, they may lose their corporate charter.  This, in effect, hands any corporation a death sentence if they break the law.

There is a unique possibility that this decision could be delivered to other acts of illegality, from corruption to environmental abuse to human rights charges.  As they say on the Op Ed News site:

This Supreme Court decision could open the door for the creation of equal justice laws that make corporations accountable and face the same punishments as human criminals.

We agree:  this is a good thing.

Rapture-Minded Morons and the Future of the World

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Yesterday’s ‘End of the World’ media circus proves a number of things to me:

  • the end of the world is not coming
  • there are a lot of morons in this country and elsewhere
  • the media are like the inmates running the prison:  they’ll do anything they can to whip people into a frenzy

Harold Camping, leader of Family Radio, and the millions of people like him in the past leverage all of the above to put themselves on a pedastal and take advantage of the world’s simple-minded folk.

It’s sad, really.

The good news:  every time another person like Harold Camping comes along and proves to all of us that the world will continue to outlive all of us.

More importantly, it drives another nail in the coffin of religions that should be dead and studied as myth with good guiding priniciples rather than religion which should be taken verbatim.  I include Christianity, Judaism, Islam and others as part of that list.

And when we start to accept the fact that the world will outlive all of us, maybe we’ll stop finding excuses to trash, burn, ravage and destroy every single asset on this planet in our own name and try to preserve something for future generations of global citizens, people who can’t speak for themselves, but who will be very, very pissed with us for not having looked out for them.

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Why Buy Local

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This info-graphic was assembled by elocal.com and makes an exceptionally compelling argument as to why people should at least consider buying local when they’re in the grocery store and elsewhere:

Why Buy Local

Why Buy Local

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Why Cats Elect Dogs

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Brilliant.

Patronizing?  Absolutely.  But after our last election, a wide number of people in Canada – specifically our country’s ‘journamalists’ – need to see this.

AV – or Alternate Voting – is not challenging.  Except to dogs or those who win despite not having a majority of votes.

Hmmm … where did this happen just a few weeks ago?  Hmmm … I wonder.

So.  How do we get it?  We just demand it as an option and we move on.