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|Oxnard Beach Park, July 2010
Thought for the Minute
An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears that this is true.
A neutron walks into a bar. "I'd like a beer" he says. The bartender promptly serves up a beer. "How much will that be?" asks the neutron. "For you?" replies the bartender, "no charge"
How many mice does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Only two, but the hard part is getting them into the light bulb.
Not Really That Old News
The Food and Drug Administration, the federal agency charged with protecting our health, is a miserable failure—OnEarth.org
The race to become "competitive" by lowering wages is killing us—The Real News
We're not calling him a liar, but...—CBS News
Their "Get Obama at any cost" tactics have made our economic position far worse—AFL-CIO
ACLU, others argue Pennsylvania's new photo ID law could thwart a million potential voters—McClatchy
Americans are consistently misinformed about the amount we spend on the military--and many don't like the truth when they hear it.—Alternet
Women, people of color still marginalized online—FAIR
Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America.—Mother Jones
Watchdogs slept through a decade of civil rights rollbacks—FAIR
With an unprecedented sum of wealth held within the top one-tenth of one percent of the US population, we now have the most severe inequality of wealth in US history.—Amped Status
People We Know
Ima to Eien ni - Now and Forever: the comic
Anime-style art from Ryan Bunter
The Facebook page
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
Health, Nutrition, Environment
Concerned about your health insurance?—http://californiaonecare.org/
Complete with colorful graphs—InformationIsBeautiful.net
Can't find a farmers market near you? Here's a gude from the USDA
An In-Depth Gudie to the World of Nutrition
Promoting sustainable agriculture for health and envronment
A daily digest of international outbreaks, alerts and food safety news
Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety
Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions
Upcoming Events (click here)
http://www.venturacountyfair.org/pages/3441/ Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 through Sunday, August 11th, 2013
Picturesque Ormond Beach
Ormond Beach might well be best known not for the rather picturesque wetlands, but for the way in which those wetlands, and the surrounding area, were polluted.
The area adjacent to Ormond Beach was used as a scrap metal salvage facility and the result of those operations was water and air pollution so egregious that it was declared Superfund site (see links below).
Part of the Ormond Beach wetlands
Ormond Beach. In the distance is the Ormond Beach Generating Station
Looking from the beach to the Oxnard Industrial Drain
Why nobody plays at Ormond Beach
About the Halaco Superfund Site
Looking from the beach to the Halaco Superfund site
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