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.
I disagree with a number of Yascha Mounk's criticisms of populist issues, and the sensationalist title is just silly, yet his essay offers a fascinating analysis of a global trend toward populism that is shaking up industrialized nations across the political spectrum.
Normally I would not post a link to a diary in Kos. This is the best reporting about the lava moment in the Iceland's fissure volcanic system. Bárðarbunga the largest of the volcanoes in Iceland could very well erupt. I copied and pasted the name because of it's spelling. They now have it at a level 4 out of 5 that makes it something to pay attention too. It could disrupt air travel and weather.