This video Resistance linked to is also interesting - recovering oil from plastic. Again, you have to evaluate whether he is spending more energy melting the oil than he is getting back, but it sounds good.
Like most bloggers, I grew up with an innate fear of trolls. It wasn't until I was a bit older and saw a troll in a comic book store that I realised how far away this animal was from the mythological creature I'd learned about on usenet.
My wife and I noticed several months ago that the food we chose to buy was getting much more expensive. I was probably more inspired by Michael Pollan and she by Mehmet Oz, but years ago we agreed that we would cut out the hydrogenated stuff and the high fructose stuff and the high sodium stuff.
Although various leaks and a few other leaking groups are still cropping up in the news, Liberty and Solidarity offers the first argument I've seen that puts WikiLeaks in context as part of a larger, coherent movement.
Doomer James Kunstler is telling us, Gird Your Loins for Lower Living Standards. He says something like that every year right about now, so it must be time to put the Xmas tree back in the box. Still, he is entertaining.
Insurgent commanders say that since Russia began air attacks in support of the Syrian government, they have for the first time received bountiful supplies of powerful American-made antitank missiles....With the enhanced insurgent firepower and with Russia steadily raising the number of airstrikes against the government’s opponents, the Syrian conflict is edging closer to an all-out proxy war between the United States and Russia....
As grotesque as it is to honor Christopher Columbus who set in motion a hemisphere-wide genocide against the indigenous population, it is also sickening to honor Ronald Reagan who aided and abetted genocide against Guatemalan tribes just last century, as Robert Parry reported in 2006.
So the Benghazi "investigation" starts to turn on itself, twisting in the wind. The NY Times is finding Hillary email stories boring and the irony of all the things the umpteenth committee was going to do before it settled on Hillary Hillary Hillary is simply too amusing to ignore, especially since McCarthy made sure they couldn't ignore it. Expect a rather fun appearance by Hillary in front of the committee in a few weeks - let the GOP play with the hot potato for a while.
Article from New Republic reminding us of fake "crises" in 2010-2011 where Biden and thus Obama show what crappy bargainers they are, in this case re the "death tax" and sequester. Worst is undercutting your chief negotiator behind his back. Rather important to know who'll be facing off with rampaging Republicans this time. Hopefully not Joe.
Digby points at what I've been saying for a while - Cruz is a dangerous snake in the weeds. All the worry about Trump ignores that he will burn out, wear out his welcome for real people, that this is just the warm-up side tent freak show for what inevitably turns into a much more boring big tent circus. And Cruz is working the groundskeepers and folks outside peeping in.