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The Greening of an American Revolution

SuperGenius writer Tom Friedman has a new book published today:  “Hot, Flat and Crowded” — and it is a fantastic view into the future of the world and he explains how the USA needs to reposition its thinking and priorities in order to maintain a leadership role or risk getting left behind by rising powers like China and India. 

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From Ocher to Oil to Pixel: The Female Breast in Antiquity

We are a current culture obsessed by, infected with, and clamoring for — the female breast.  Have we always been breast-centric beings?  Or is the modern breast in situ only our latest distraction from the real perils of the earthly world? 

Let’s turn to art to help inform the context that creates our culture.  Early ocher cave paintings and even hieroglyphs made clothing — more than the bare breast — the most distinctive identifier of the human form:

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Indigo Children as Snake Oil

There’s a new movement afoot in the Snake Oil business built on the tenuous and slippery stepping stones of childhood: The Indigo Child is on the rise and sitting on your front porch! You join the Indigo Child movement by purchasing a book or a DVD or access to a website and then buying into the ridiculous and immoral frame that is set against those children to falsely make them special in their parents’ eyes.

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