Posts in category "Global economics"

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up
Years ago Richard Pryor had this joke in which someone was talking to him and he really didn’t want to hear it. His reply was “have a coke and a smile and shut the f—-k up. I thought what a great tee shirt this would make. Have a toke and a smile and shut the... Read more »

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick
If you haven’t heard of worker cooperatives, you’re in the company of a lot of people. If you talk about this corporate structure at some cocktail parties, you might be labeled a socialist. Fear not what others might call you. At least you will not have to feel sorry for yourself for being called a... Read more »

Risky Business: Marijuana

Risky Business: Marijuana
I promised my readers that my next article would be on the risks associated with being in the legal (by state) marijuana business. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug (having no medical efficacy, so they say) and illegal by federal laws. One of the consequences of that is that marijuana, be it... Read more »
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Marijuana, Weed, Hemp and History from Before the 60’s

Marijuana, Weed, Hemp and History from Before the 60’s
Excuse the pun but Illinois and most of the U.S. and Canada are all abuzz about legalizing marijuana. The financials are off the chart. The tax revenue is staggering. We’re not just talking medical marijuana or as the Illinois draft law states, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. We’re talking legalizing pot... Read more »

Young, Gifted, Black Hansberry Legacy is Off Grid

Young, Gifted, Black Hansberry Legacy is Off Grid
 “I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful, and that which is love. Therefore, since I have known all of these things, I have found them to be reason enough and–I wish to live. Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for generations... Read more »

Great Lakes Smart Grid Symposium: Climate Reality

Great Lakes Smart Grid Symposium: Climate Reality
The bottom line and planet earth don’t often see eye to eye, especially not in the U.S. This week’s Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy being held at the Illinois Institute of Technology exhibited a bit of difficulty linking the new energy and best practices for the continuation of life... Read more »
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F_ _ _ K/ A Really Bad Word

F_ _ _ K/ A Really Bad Word
I will admit that I use this word on occasion.  I’m not proud of it.  It has slipped into my lexicon in spite of years of training by my mother and grandmother that it is not appropriate.  This is amusing because in Louisiana, the America side from which my roots grew, bad words are endemic. ... Read more »

Money Fertilizer for Cook County Farms

Money Fertilizer for Cook County Farms
Hedge funds, insider traders begin dumping Monsanto stock as reality of GMOs sinks in across Wall Street. (Natural News.com)  This article was posted on my FB page this morning.  I rejoiced!  Our little fledgling not for profit has been working our collective butts off to get a substantial sized education/urban agriculture project off and running... Read more »

Global Warming, Climate Reality: Hogwash

Global Warming, Climate Reality: Hogwash
I am repeating myself when I say that I along with 1499 other souls spent three days learning about the reality of climate change.  We spent an entire day with V.P. Al Gore and hundreds of slides with scientific evidence of global warming and heart wrenching photographs of the results in weather craziness being produced... Read more »
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Samsung Stung by Obama Veto

Samsung Stung by Obama Veto
This morning President Obama vetoed a decision made by the International Trade Commission.  There hasn’t been a veto such as this in decades.  I might not have seen this information had it not been for one small detail.  I was looking for some way to get the Samsung S5 Google model I Phone that my... Read more »
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