“Talk by Howard Lyman author of “Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Beef” given in Seattle May 5, 2005.”
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
America, wake up and smell the dispersants in the air. The place is here and the time is now for the sleeping giant to emerge from its slumber. We are all too comfortable with our ingrained beliefs and lifestyles to see the monster on the horizon. It’s lurching towards us all with its slimy tentacles and toxic breath.
If there’s one thing I’m not capable of anymore it’s denial. I can’t stand idly by and watch our entire future be thrown away by our would be corporate overlords and this apathetic government who would rather do nothing of substance.
On Friday the US stock market enjoyed a bounce because of an extremely oversold technical market condition. These market conditions often happen when there are extreme emotions in the market. It may seem obvious, but excessive greed leads to overbought conditions and fear leads oversold conditions, such as the one we recently experienced.
Many moons ago I enjoyed this documentary and it provoked a powerful curiosity on my part regarding the world financial system. Since then I’ve been actively engaged in learning about monetary policy, financial markets, currencies and of course debt. The information provided here is quite literally priceless.
Sustainability isn’t just a new buzz word being tossed around. Instead, it’s a key element of achieving success and maintaining a durable business or organization.
Where is the stimulus for the people that need a first chance? Why is it all focused on those that need their second chance? Whether it’s a company or an individual that’s financially distressed, there are many more that are not and just need a push in the right direction to ensure success.
I’ve been pondering how to resolve the mess we’ve made and I’ve come up with some ideas. This is not a complete vision, but a plan that would get us on the right track.