I just watched the film DamNation on Hulu (free with ad-breaks). The film is about four deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River and how we can fix the problems they cause. It’s full of magnificent mountain scenery and underwater footage of salmon and steelhead. I’m still thinking through the information presented; I may rewatch it to more fully understand everything.
Overall, it was a great film, with the exception of some profanity and a few pictures of a lady in Glen Canyon sans clothing.
Below is a 7:30 minute short film about the Snake River dams. It’s what led me to watch the movie. Enjoy!
DamNation Official Site
This a neat excerpt from a documentary-in-progress by Samuel Orr. If you are grossed out by videos of crawling bugs, you my want to skip this one.
It’s pretty dramatic. Possibly over-dramatic, but I liked it anyway.
Return of the Cicadas on Vimeo
Support the film on Kickstarter HERE.
I found this beautiful video today. It is simply a time lapse of flowers blooming with lovely music. Enjoy.
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” ~Luke 12:27
Flowers Timelapse from Katka Pruskova on Vimeo.
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt (pronounced Izzer-bee), former Senior Policy Adviser in the US Department of Education during the Reagan administration, was interviewed in May of 2011 about the miseducation of America. It’s not so much an interview as it is her telling the story of what has gone on in education. Please listen with both ears and your mind, you’ll need them. There is so much information in this video. I really felt that my brain drowned in information (that’s a good thing).
Charlotte Iserbyt’s website is deliberatedumbingdown.com.
Charlotte Iserbyt: The Miseducation of America Part 1-Full
Read the Transcript: America’s Road to Ruin
Read more of Iserbyt & others’ work here.
Charlotte has also written the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America which is online for free. It is a chronological history of the past 100+ years of education reform. It contains a lot of research including government plans and policy documents from her time in the Department of Education.
Mercola.com is offering a free viewing of the documentary David versus Monsanto, about one farmer who fought Monsanto and won.
The video is only available until November 10th, so watch it quickly!
If you’ve gone to a news site lately I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “pink slime.” And it’s no wonder! 70% of ground beef in the U.S. contains this pureed, disinfected goop! Maybe it really is “safe” at least in the sense that it’s been cleaned, but that begs the question: Why does our beef need to be sterilized?!
To the lady in the video below who stated that use of pink slime does not need to be disclosed because “It’s beef.” The beef has been soaked in ammonia! Ammonia is the additive!
On the bright side, McDonalds has decided not to use soylent pink anymore. Because obviously no one would order a supersize McSlime with a large ammonia to go, please.
School Children Served Pink Slime for Lunch
McDonald’s Announces End to ‘Pink Slime’ in Burgers
Last week I was looking at some gardening videos on YouTube with my Mom and we noticed an interesting looking suggested video. We watched and then, EPIPHANY! This is the most brilliant method of gardening because it works so perfectly. I am so excited to try this!
You can watch the entire film online for free, here.