Sep 14, 2012

RSA Animate: The Truth About Dishonesty - YouTube

Published on Sep 14, 2012 by theRSAorg

Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world's leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment.

Taken from a lecture given at the RSA in July 2012 . Watch the longer talk here

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Michael Lewis on his exclusive with President Barack Obama

Published on Sep 13, 2012 by ReutersTV

Michael Lewis on his exclusive with President Barack Obama in Vanity Fair. Lewis tells Impact Players host Robert Wolf what makes Obama tick and how Goldman Sachs played a role in Europe's financial crisis. The author of "Moneyball" and "Boomerang" also says the thought of a CEO being president would be disastrous. (September 14, 2012)

Charlie Rose - Michael Lewis Interview - Video link
Best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis on his article 'Obama's Way'

Both interviews - Very interesting!!!                 ... Monte Hines

Corporate Funded Science - The Connecting the Dots Video - YouTube

Published on Sep 14, 2012 by organicconsumer

The Goliaths of the biotech and processed-food industries have raised $27.2 million to defeat Prop 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, and keep you from knowing what's in your food. We can win with much less money. But we do need to raise another $1 million by Sept. 30th to educate voters, distribute leaflets, print signs, saturate the media with the truth about GMOs, and get out the vote. Join us in a fight for consumers right to know what is in the food they are buying and feeding their families

Corporate Funded Science In Our Universities Sucks Big Time!!!  
Monte Hines

60 years on the Upper Mississippi. My life and experiences : McMaster, S.W. b.1811 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive


60 years on the Upper Mississippi. My life and experiences, by McMaster, S.W.

Published in 1895

Lots of great history and information on Mississippi River and Illinois River from 1835 through 1895.

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The Internet Archive - is wonderful resource for "universal access to all knowledge". We find it great resource, great for viewing and reading old books and movies on subjects we are interested in... "Mississippi River History", "Rock island County History", ...

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Type Digital library
Founded 1996
Key people Brewster Kahle (Chairman)

Since 2009, the Internet Archive has been headquartered at 300 Funston in San Francisco, California, a former Christian Science Church

From 1996 to 2009, the Internet Archive headquarters were in the Presidio, a former U.S. military base in San Francisco.

Mirror of the Internet Archive in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge".[2][3] It offers permanent storage of and free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

The Archive allows the public to upload and download digital material to its data cluster, and provides unrestricted online access to that material at no cost. Its largest collection is its web archive, "snapshots of the World Wide Web". The Archive also oversees one of the world's largest book digitization projects. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating for a free and open Internet.

Founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996, the Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating in the United States. It has an annual budget of $10 million, derived from a variety of sources: revenue from its Web crawling services, various partnerships, grants, donations, and the Kahle-Austin Foundation.[4] Its headquarters are in San Francisco, California, USA, where about 30 of its 200 employees work. Most of its staff work in its book scanning centers. The Archive has data centers in San Francisco, Redwood City, and Mountain View, California, USA. Its collection is mirrored for stability and endurance at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt.[5]

The Archive is a member of the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium).[6] and the American Library Association and is officially recognized by the State of California as a library.[7]

Sep 13, 2012

University of Illinois Rated # 1 Biological/Agricultural Engineering School in Nation | Rankings | US News

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Having graduated from there, it is my great pleasure to report that our ABE undergraduate program has regained the number 1 ranking by the U.S. News and World Report ( ... Monte Hines

Mississippi River Flood of 1927

Short silent film produced by the Signal Corps of the Mississippi flood of 1927.

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Reel 1, flood waters rage through Illinois, carrying houses and debris. Kleinwood, La., is under water. Marooned families, their salvaged possessions, and livestock cling to levees. Sec. of Commerce Hoover meets Red Cross heads. Army troops load equipment on freight cars. Levees are reinforced at Baton Rouge. Coast Guard cutters and miscellaneous craft evacuate people and animals in La. Reel 2, Hoover and Sec. of War Davis inspect flooded areas at Vicksburg and along the River to Natchez. Refugees are inoculated, fed, and given shelter at an Army camp in Louisiana.

The material comes from a 3/4" U-matic video viewing copy made available at the National Archives facility in College Park, MD. The condition of the source material is relatively good for its age. Unfortunately, the transfer to video was badly done with lots of flicker and crooked perspective. Additionally, there are many video artifacts as a result of the age and wear of the video tape. High quality preservation 35mm film exists.

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Sep 12, 2012

Buffalo Herd Near Joy, Illinois -- September 10, 2012 - YouTube

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Bison truly are "iconic" native American animals!  
Monte & Eileen Hines

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Sep 9, 2012

Prairie Fire - Revolutionize the Food System - YouTube

Published on Sep 9, 2012 by peakmoment

Prairie Fire - Revolutionize the Food System from Peak Moment TV. Like this? Watch the latest episode of Peak Moment TV on Blip!

Peak Moment 219: Novelist Dan Armstrongapos;s "Prairie Fire" is a fast-paced thriller whose characters forge unlikely alliances to revolutionize the American food system. Itapos;s spearheaded by farmers squeezed by skyrocketing oil prices while marketeers get whopping price gains. This revolution is unlikely to succeed, yet? well, we wonapos;t spoil it! In Danapos;s "Taming the Dragon", climate change causes Chinese grain production to plummet, bringing the world to the brink. Dan illuminates the real-world backdrop behind both novels. His solution? Localize food production. Meet farmer Harry MacCormack with exciting results in central Oregon. [,]

Visionary Scholar Charles Eisenstein: Authors at Google - YouTube

One smart dude!  Worth viewing... Monte Hines

Published on Sep 8, 2012 by AtGoogleTalks

"Charles Eisenstein is a visionary scholar who maps economics, science, philosophy, psychology, and the history of civilization onto our daily activities, with inquiries like, 'How should we live?' 'What's really important?' 'How can our relationship to money be transformed?' He is the author of ""The Yoga of Eating"", ""Ascent of Humanity"", and ""Sacred Economics"".

Sacred Economics is Eisenstein's exploration of the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, where he reveals how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with "right livelihood" and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen and we move into a new age, a new way of being with each other and our planet.

Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator. He currently lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and serves on the faculty of Goddard College. His writings on the web magazine ""Reality Sandwich"" have generated a vast online following.

True to his word, he lives in a gift economy and has made available both ""Ascent of Humanity"" and ""Sacred Economics"" to read online for free!"