New Breed of Hunter Shoots, Eats and Writes – NYTimes.com

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Warning: this post may not be for everyone. It talks about hunting, and about raising animals for meat. The NYT article in the link is about a book written by the so-called “new breed” of hunter. Nice try, but I … Continue reading

What’s the opposite of anthropomorphism?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Dog Ownership and Video Games – NYTimes.com. Dog ownership is like a videogame….. The characters are unremarkable. The setting is ordinary. The action is dull. But like all games, owning a dog is about the quiet magic of doing. The … Continue reading

Slouching toward a bananapocalypse? | Grist

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Slouching toward a bananapocalypse? | Grist. All commercial bananas are of the same variety. They’re also seedless – which means they are not only the same kind but they are also the same plant. If something infects one instance of … Continue reading

#UnschoolingRules: Places to Learn

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute #UnschoolingRules: Places to Learn. Well said Clark Aldrich. The activity of farming teaches ethics as well as business and science. Many corporations today seem to be run by near-sociopathic MBA’s who think in terms of cramming, gaming the system, extraction, … Continue reading

Killing an animal to eat it isn’t cruel. Making it live a miserable existance is.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Why Don’t Farm Animals Get the Respect Pets Do? – NYTimes.com. This article is well worth the read. It makes me sick to see animals living like the ones in the HSUS video. Now, understand that I do not trust … Continue reading

Easy-Bake Oven Is About to Become Hard to Use – DailyFinance

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Easy-Bake Oven Is About to Become Hard to Use – DailyFinance. AND…. home-made incubators. I have instructions for building your own incubator that relies on the fact that light bulbs give off heat. You also can’t use the ‘new’ bulbs … Continue reading

Are Household Bugs A Risk To Human Health?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Are Household Bugs A Risk To Human Health?. Date: 26 Jan 2011 – 4:00 PST Well, DUH! Of COURSE they are! Do they really not think that feeding antibiotics to farm animals as if they were regular feed is going … Continue reading