Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Intercontinental Cry en Espanol!

Intercontinental Cry now has a Spanish-language site: IC en Espanol
People of a Feather looks like an extremely interesting documentary on the Inuit of Hudson Bay.
Grassy Narrows marks 50 Years of Mercury Poisoning.
Also interesting: The Power of Moral Sanction. "Hence the ethical imperative to fight for lost causes."
My own observation: so long as we remain a social species, and that won't change anytime soon, shaming before the group and the threat of ostracism from it remain powerful weapons for good and evil.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Pervasive Cell Phone Tracking

Pervasive Cell Phone Tracking Performed Even By Local Law Enforcement

"Law enforcement officials maintain that this type of tracking saves lives. And in our law and order society, that may be enough for people to acquiesce."

That's what's wrong, this pervasive need to wrap up an entire society in bubblewrap for our "protection", at the cost of the ability to move, think, and do, at all. Like nothing bad should ever happen to anyone, anywhere

I can't live much of a life smothered in bubblewrap. Can you?

Americans and British

Sometimes I think we Americans are just British minus the ironclad grip on manners and propriety.

Seriously. We're the 900-lb gorilla of international affairs, and we're melodramatic teenagers. Bad combo.

Mexican Supreme Court Ruling Favors Tarahumara

Mexico Supreme Court says Tarahumara have Constitutional right to participate in projects that would affect them
In a little-noticed decision with possible national repercussions, Mexico’s high court has come out in favor of an indigenous community in the state of Chihuahua. In a ruling publicized this month, Mexican Supreme Court justices determined that the community of Huitosachi has a right to participate in the decision-making of the Copper Canyon Trust Fund, an organization spearheading tourism development in Chihuahua’s Sierra Tarahumara region.