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Learn to Sing Every Song

When I am a hundred I hope to pass on the wisdom of the Beymun people of central Africa. They are a small people who need to find wives from surrounding peoples. The men do this by learning to sing the songs of he nations around them and pride themselves on being able to sing them better than the natives.

Lean to sing every song, make endless friends.

Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 8:05pm — 1 Comment

There is a place for everyone at Highland Park High


OK there is not a LOT of ethnic diversity but HPSH has a program for every kind of kid regardless of their background. Gay, chess-loving, philosophy-minded. They have set up programs to make sure quirkiness is not necessarily an impediment to HS social success.

Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Evoke Manifesto

We are called together by the crying needs of the world to join our superpowers in collaborative struggle to serve.

Our we share and inspire and plot across a global network of good will and optimism.

Where we see a clear need we are ready to focus our powers on it.

We are searching for those who need us. We are ready to act.

Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Next Mission - Take back our planet from mega-global corporations

The power of the megacorps is awesome. Only the epic powers of evokers can stop them. http://www.moveon.org/powerupamerica/

Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 7:13pm — No Comments

CULTURAL VIABILITY CAN BE SAFEGUARDED THROUGH CONTINUED HABITATION AND USE OF TRADITIONAL LAND (PERU)

The valley of the Mayo River was isolated from the rest of the country until the 1970s, when construction of the Carretera Marginal trunk road gave access. A wave of spontaneous settlers from the highlands and the coast then came into the valley, increasing the population five-fold. Under such a dramatic event, the Aguarunas became a disadvantaged minority in their own…

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Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Coping with uncertainty

This very smart Harvard Ph.D has a great take on coping with uncertainty. But the poet says it in a slightly different way.


For

God

To make love,

For the divine alchemy to work,

The Pitcher needs a still…
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Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Visited the Ushahidi website - http://www.ushahidi.com/

I don't exactly understand how to use it but I'll figure it out.

Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Ethnic Violence in Highland Park

As tensions rise over immigration and Illinois pols are forced to adopt draconian measures to avoid the anger of FoxNews riled mobs. Fighting has broken out hear the high school and reliable news is vital to the community.

Ushahiti to the rescue!

Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Rwandan Woman 2020

I awake in Kigal, the capital city of Rwanda. I step into the lobby of my hotel to see athletes from all over the world here for the International Triathlon Union world championships. This is the first year Rwanda has fielded a team for the world's but their athletes, especially their women, have been setting the world on fire for the past four years.


Nike has been so impressed that they have marked a shoe, KigalKix designed for urban runners and a portion of the shoe's…
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Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Empowering Bedouin Women

The New Israel Fund and SHATIL are longstanding partners with the Bedouin community to empower women economically and socially. Find out how your support is making a difference to some of Israel's most underprivileged citizens. -… Continue

Added by Aaron Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

15 Countries May Face U.S. Sanctions for Failing to Stop Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON — Fifteen countries, including U.S. allies Greece (…

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Added by Aaron Freeman on April 12, 2010 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Iran criticizes the west over human trafficking

Iran has lashed out at the West over human trafficking across the world, calling for the adoption of strict regulations to combat the inhumane activity.



"The ominous phenomenon of human trafficking, and women in particular, is an advanced form of modern slavery in the third millennium that has targeted all countries and regions of the world," said Iranian lawmaker Tayyebeh Safaei at the 122nd Assembly of…
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Added by Aaron Freeman on April 12, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

Chinese Seniors at "Outdoor Gym" Generate Electricity For Local TVs



Six exercise bikes lined up in the street of Beijing's…

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Added by Aaron Freeman on March 30, 2010 at 11:58pm — 7 Comments

Power generating exercise equipment - thanks agent Lucas!



Inspired by agent Lucas post on energy from exercise. I recall that I have forever thought the televisions and cd players attached to our treadmills, stationary bikes, etc should be powered by the exercise we do.


There's are companies doing that or we…
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Added by Aaron Freeman on March 30, 2010 at 11:52pm — No Comments

'India plans 52 projects to control Pakistan's water'

BUREWALA – Chairman Indus Water Treaty Council Hafiz Zahoor-ul-Hassan Dahr has said that previous 131 rounds of talks between Pakistan and India under Indus Water Treaty bore no fruits and the latest dialogue would meet the same result.…
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Added by Aaron Freeman on March 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Some food insecurity is man-made and intentional - Gaza

Don't mean to get too political but I think it worthwhile to note that the manipulation of food/hunger is a time-tested tool of the powerful.


This food crisis requires no new tech, only a renewed political commitment to make the evildoers stop.


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Added by Aaron Freeman on March 29, 2010 at 9:12pm — 9 Comments

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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