Archive | Localism & sustainability

05 April 2011 ~ 3 Comments

My “local” grocery store is 2.2 miles away, or 4.5+ hours round trip by foot

According to Google Maps, I can hop in my car and get to a nice Homeland Supermarket in 8 minutes.
Lucky me.
Not all my neighbors are that fortunate, and I got a real clear picture of that last Friday.
Getting ready for fundraiser on Saturday, on Friday, which was April 1, I headed for the printer and at pretty… Read the rest

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07 December 2010 ~ Comments Off

Sustainability forum in Edmond disrupted by anti UN attenders

At least that’s how is sounds in this article:
Protesters cut short Edmond sustainability forum » Local News » The Edmond Sun… Read the rest.
Not only are they against anything with Democratic cooties, but the scourge of being ruled by an “international agenda.”
Clearly these people do not understand that the US is one of the “national”s in “international, just like

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14 May 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Gotta go to Groovefest – event rescheduled

Update. This just in: Due to the weather, GrooveFest has been rescheduled for June 13.

I’ve been in Oklahoma since 2003, and haven’t been to this event yet. It sounds like one of the most progressive things in the state, but then, that’s relative, and it’s Norman.

What is Groovefest?
Groovefest is Norman’s one and only Human Rights Music Festival. … Read the rest

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30 November 2009 ~ Comments Off

All your emails are belong to Inhofe

A big part of the reason I haven’t been blogging much is that I just feel like I don’t have the ability or opportunity these days to do enough reading and research to post anything of value to the discussion. For example: The conservative conspiracy theory du jour, led by Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, regarding emails stolen from the… Read the rest

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28 November 2009 ~ 1 Comment

MAPS: On the move to get your money

Anti-MAPS… Read the rest video made by my friend David.

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31 January 2009 ~ Comments Off

Local Twitterers for community service

This sounds like an interesting project:

During the January ice storm, Twitter served as a powerful reporting tool – crowdsourced news. What if we had used it to find people who needed help, then organized to help them? So, I’m proposing that Central Oklahoma Twitter-ers think about how we can make our own “service club.” We can’t save the … Read the rest

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22 January 2009 ~ Comments Off

The story behind Obama’s uexpected walk past National Archives during parade

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15 January 2009 ~ Comments Off

Oklahoma Agriculture Profile from American Farmland Trust

“Every year, more than 28,000 acres of Oklahoma’s prime farmland is lost to development.

STATE HIGHLIGHTS
Number of Farms 83,300
Number of Government Subsidy Recipients 40,249
Oklahoma’s Share of U.S. Agricultural Production 2%
Oklahoma’s Share of U.S. Subsidy Payments 2%
Conservation Funding Shortfall $125,965,212… Read the rest

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08 January 2009 ~ 3 Comments

KCCU first station in Oklahoma to air Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is finally airing in Oklahoma, though many residents will not be in a area where they can pick up the signal on a radio. For them, there is a live stream on KCCU’s site… Read the rest.
KCCU is a non-profit station run out of Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and is broadcast in/at:
Lawton-Ft. Sill 89.3 & 102.9
Wichita

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