supermarkets throw away massive loads of perfectly good food everyday, simply due to overbuying and the resultant lack of space. this is food that can and should be used.
bin diving involves retrieving the usable food from the trash bins used by supermarkets for this purpose. a lot of supermarkets frown on this, because a) they don't want to be liable for sicknesses and injury and b) they aren't making any money from this.…
Added by nomadHAR on April 10, 2010 at 10:56pm —
i had developed the idea at the beginning of the week, but i don't know enough people where i live yet to really test it. please give me your thoughts and ideas on how i might give this a shot.
the idea is that every action done by an individual has an intrinsic Karmic worth, positive or negative.
Karmic points are gained by doing positive actions or providing goods at no cost; the action is… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 10, 2010 at 9:57pm —
today, we are hosting the weekly eat-together with our neighbors and friends. everybody brings an appetizer, main dish and side dish. my family is excited over the thought of the cuisine that one of our new neighbors will be bringing over. in general, the wonderful mix of recipes both traditional and experimental is always something to look forward to.
first, we head to our miniature garden/grove to gather some seasonal goods. then, we head to the local store to pick up the… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 9, 2010 at 10:18pm —
was just reminded of this, something one of my best friends made me aware of, so one more post before i go to sleep...
i want to share a bit about a woman working for social change on several fronts: Irshad Manji
one is her Moral Courage project. so what is moral courage? from her website, "it's the willingness to be original, unique and… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 9, 2010 at 8:12am —
nowadays, it's like every action that i do has a technology that allows it to generate energy. ever since the boom of personal generators that started with simple dynamo flashlights, people can actually go 'off the grid' and generate enough power for their house, provided that some care is taken to be conservative. i've had a lot of help in both finding out about these gadgets and trimming my own power usage, i've also worked with people to make sure that my house was build with renewable… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 9, 2010 at 5:13am —
as a beginning to this mission assignment, i am mentioning Urgent Evoke and listing links to gender equality activist groups that i support on the social networking sites that i am a part of, including Facebook and MySpace:
Added by nomadHAR on April 9, 2010 at 2:30am —
how about i expose the fact that Urgent Evoke is trying to force us to look at only the news that they want us to see?
here's some dirt-digging on UN created projects that have harmed women for years:
Added by nomadHAR on April 9, 2010 at 12:42am —
i have been following Urgent Evoke from the beginning and only had the chance to start recently. however, i have noticed a bit of a trend that i think arises from the fact that this is funded by the World Bank. there seems to be a large focus on capitalism and entrepreneurship; as opposed to volunteering, charities and non-profit organizations. as in, Urgent Evoke rarely mentions the latter three.
Gandhi did not use business and capitalism in social activism.… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 8, 2010 at 2:00pm —
i am a creator of and involved in a fair number of projects whose themes are yet to occur in the weekly missions. i think that being involved with multiple projects is awesome. Urgent Evoke really encourages us to learn about and take part in some of a vast number of projects, both through our research and that of other agents.
however, remember that we are human and only have so much sheer energy and hours of the day. as a person with driving passions for social change and a big…
Added by nomadHAR on April 7, 2010 at 12:00am —
yet another case of killing innocent people, including reporters and journalists. the video release by the brave whistleblowers on Wikileaks shows that the people fired upon were CLEARLY not armed or engaged in any sort of aggressive stance. the soldiers and commanders responsible will receive NO punishment of any kind. from the New York Times article:
“Look at those dead bastards,” one pilot says. “Nice,” the other… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 6, 2010 at 10:30pm —
as a martial artist, i tend to practice most days. while this activity provides benefits both physical and spiritual, the energy spent could be stored and used as an energy source. my proposal is a sort of gym filled with devices that capture this energy. the following is an initial list of devices that might prove useful.
1. heavy bags and striking pads that collect energy.
i got this idea from sOccket; if it works for footballs (soccer balls), it could also… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 6, 2010 at 9:33pm —
our current national currencies were initially based on the value of gold and silver. i have always found this to be quite strange; both are valued according to their scarcity as opposed to usefulness. if a person actually decided to exchange their virtual paper currency for the gold/silver basis, they would not be left with a product or commodity that has any immediate use, and whose worth rises and falls with no connection to usefulness. this was quite a change from the bartering based… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 6, 2010 at 9:09pm —
i have been a part of the charity: water Facebook Cause since nearly the beginning, when there were maybe a few hundred people. one of my main driving forces and roles in life is that of information provider; i have been trying to get more people to get involved, but the going is rough. i hope that perhaps i can EVOKE other agents to join in this wonderful and innovative charity.…
Added by nomadHAR on April 6, 2010 at 8:19am —
i was in early on this one due to a very good friend of mine that has intimate and direct links to the founders of this project, though i haven't been nearly involved as i should be. charity: water combines all of the parts of a brilliant and wonderful humanitarian project: innovation, results, foresight and accountability.
charity: water focuses on… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 6, 2010 at 7:54am —
i believe that capitalism has its merits, but i cannot agree that it is the perfect system. in truth, there are no countries that adhere completely to capitalism; most are hybrid capitalist with regulatory laws and socialist programs. this is similar to the fact that most countries that are called democracies are actually democratic republics. there is a very good and simple reason for these hybrid systems.
it is for preventing tyranny of the ma****, otherwise… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 5, 2010 at 9:08pm —
i would like to honor and thank the three groups of people and technologies that motivated the stories that i wrote.
Schools Sing Haters Away - music combats the vitriol of the Westboro Baptist Church
Global Conflicts -… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 5, 2010 at 5:02am —
yes, the ocean.
though the combination of gravity effects from the moon and other large bodies and its own mass and volume, it is one of the great resources of energy that remains mostly untapped. clean and renewable, power obtained from the ocean could easily power the entire planet several times over with just a fraction of its potential energy.
of course, great care and attention must be made towards the possible problems that could be… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 5, 2010 at 4:30am —
change and cooperation are never in the best interests of the corporations that choose to be greedy and short-sighted. sometimes, these abuses are so heinous, i wonder if some of them are intentionally trying to destroy the Earth.
enter Monsanto. for years, they have had a stranglehold on the world's seed supply. they have forced GMO crops upon many places, including much of Africa, with LIES about safety and increased crop production. the TRUTH is starting to show,… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 5, 2010 at 2:07am —
i have been following Ralph Nader for quite a while now. i believe that he is one of very few people involved in politics that has the best interests of humanity at the basis of every action that he takes. he is a true ideologue, and acts upon his moral and ethical motivations.
he has and continues to devote his life to standing up for all peoples as a consumer advocate. for instance, he is the… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 4, 2010 at 11:40am —
i sit in my fully sustainable and ecological house, full of the sounds of mirth and laughter of friends and family. i monitor the different projects that i have had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of using a holographic interface. most of these involve education and literacy in some form, whether it is investigating and spreading the truth or providing greater access to information and schooling. some involve political and social actions for standing up for equal rights around the globe.… Continue
Added by nomadHAR on April 4, 2010 at 8:46am —