Archive for September, 2007

How Green is Your Coffee?


As many of you probably know, or already learned from MNP, coffee isn’t exactly the most sustainable crop - not only are workers/farmers typically underpaid [to say the least], but the plants themselves are very often farmed on lands that are clear cut - destroying natural environments and habitats to feed our caffeine addictions. On top of all that, once the coffee gets to the stores we use paper/plastic/styrofoam cups to drink it, cardboard sheaths to protect our hands from the heat, and wooden stirrers to add milk + sugar - all combining to make our coffee consumption a needlessly wasteful habit.

Read the rest of this article - and find out what you can do - over at green.MNP


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Posted: September 20th, 2007
at 11:29am by orangemenace

Categories: green,grub

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Baggy Pants? You’re Under Arrest

You read it right - a number of cities across the country are considering creating laws that would make a ‘certain level’ of…baggyness (?) in your pants to be illegal. I hope these haters stay out of the Bean, or my ass might be in some trouble - my ninjas, please!

Jokes aside - sounds like some racialism to me. And where do we draw the line? The photo the AP is running with, shown above, shows some baggy pants - but I don’t see any boxers or ass crack. Can these two be arrested?

"In Atlanta, we see this as racial profiling," said Benetta Standly, statewide organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. "It’s going to target African-American male youths. There’s a fear with people associating the way you dress with crimes being committed."

I can see it now: ‘Hey you there - stop! You’re under arrest for walking while black!’. Best part of this foolishness? reading all these stories talking about baggy pants like they’re some kind of new trend for parents and citizens to fear - like ninjas haven’t been rocking the sagging slacks for a minute now.

Personally, I’m more offended by men (and some women) wearing pants that are too TIGHT…

::story via CNN::

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Posted: September 20th, 2007
at 7:17am by orangemenace

Categories: clothes,gear,fo' real?

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please dont taser me dude

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A student was tasered recently at a speech by John Kerry at the University of Florida, the reason-asking a question.


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Posted: September 19th, 2007
at 12:19pm by trizlam

Categories: youtube,politricks,weaponry,real life news

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Life Creates Conditions Conducive to Life


[image: ‘Supertrees’ by Grant-Associates]

Sounds simple, right? That life creates an environment suited for life is a fact constantly taken for granted by humankind, as we’re the only life that doesn’t follow this beautifully simple rule. Its really quite fascinating how we view ourselves, as something outside of nature - something unnatural. So what’s a ninja to do, you ask? Borrow all the best ideas from your surroundings, and adapt them to your needs : enter biomimicry.

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Posted: September 18th, 2007
at 1:00pm by orangemenace

Categories: youtube,green,architecture,science

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Or at the very least, RECYCLE YOUR BOTTLES!!


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Posted: September 18th, 2007
at 11:39am by black octagons

Categories: green

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stop sign


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Posted: September 18th, 2007
at 11:32am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art

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Double Brim Caps Are Coming (oh joy)


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Posted: September 18th, 2007
at 11:30am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: gear,design

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Los agujeros negros de Internet


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Posted: September 18th, 2007
at 11:29am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,politricks

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The Africa Biogas Initiative

In May 2007 at a conference in Nairobi, Kenya an initiative was launched to begin an African biogas development program with the goal of installing two million biogas plants throughout Africa by 2020. The initiative was made official only after careful consideration of the technical and cost-benefit potentials for biogas in Africa. Sudies found that the technical potential is especially high in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and most East African countries except Somalia and Djibouti. A cost-benefit analysis of an integrated domestic biogas, latrine and hygiene program done by Winrock International shows that there is a potential 7.5% financial rate of return and a potential 178% economic rate of return. The difference between the two is significant because the start-up of an integrated biogas and latrine program requires hefty financial capital investment and expenditure, while the economic benefit to the African society would be great, in terms of "improved health, increased availability of potent organic fertilisers, time savings through the reduced drudgery associated with fuel collection, and environmental benefits." These benefits would especially impact African women and children, because they "disproportionately endure the drudgery of fuel collection and the negative health effects associated with spending hours breathing highly polluted air just to prepare food for their families."

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Posted: September 17th, 2007
at 10:18am by black octagons

Categories: green

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