Dr Bronner's acid-dropping, Burner CEO profiled Mike from Mother Jones writes, "Josh Harkinson profiles David Bronner, the 40-year-old, hallucinogen-dropping, Burning Man-attending scion of the Dr. Bronner's soap empire, who channels roughly half of the company's substantial profits into activism, including the Washington State GMO-labeling bill that voters will decide upon tomorrow. Bronner, who favors the labeling of foods with GMO ingredients, has been arrested for planting hemp seeds on the DEA's lawn and for a performance-art protest where he milled hemp seeds in a cage outside the White House. He also sued the DEA (and won), so that his company could legally obtain hemp oil as a soap ingredient. Since David took over, Dr. At first, David Bronner (Jim's son) wasn't sure he wanted to become the next standard-bearer for the soap-making clan. How Dr.
histoire, orient ancien, 608, cours, lastel SEQUENCE 1 : L’Orient ancien au IIIème millénaire avant J.-C. Cours du jeudi 6 octobre 2011 Leçon 1 : LES PREMIERS ETATS I- Le croissant fertile (Extrait du manuel Nathan 6ème) Les 1ères civilisations de l’Orient ancien naissent dans le Croissant fertile, entre 4 000 et 3 000 avant JC, en Mésopotamie, sur les rives du Tigre et de l’Euphrate ainsi qu’en Egypte, le long du Nil. II- La naissance des premiers Etats Etude comparative de deux documents sur la cité d’Ur. Vestiges de la cité d'Ur Reconstitution de la cité d'Ur Epopée de Gilgamesh : Dans l’Orient ancien, les hommes sont dirigés par un roi. Ourouk est une des premières cités-Etats de Mésopotamie. Voir doc 2 p25 Dans le royaume d’Egypte, le roi est appelé le pharaon. Etat : territoire, cité ou royaume, organisé et géré par un gouvernement et par une administration. Pharaon : roi de l’Egypte dans l’Antiquité. III- La religion (15 min) Document 2 p 25 Document 4 p 21 (Résumé du cours !!!!!) Polythéiste : fait de croire en plusieurs dieux.
This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033 Architectural renderings allow us to peer into the future of our beloved city without a crystal ball. New York City has some big changes coming, and here are 17 future attractions that will transform the Big Apple as we know it. 1. The New Penn Station This summer a multibillion dollar plan will finally get underway to brighten up the dank rail station and better accommodate the 600,000 people that pass through it each day. Before: After: 2. The 1,776-foot Freedom Tower is slated for completion in early 2014, but construction on the surrounding skyscrapers, a performing arts center and a transportation hub are ongoing. 3. After more than a decade of controversy -- including scrapped Olympic and Jets stadium plans -- developers have crafted an ambitious plan to convert 26 acres of rail facilities into the largest private real estate development in city history. 4. 5 Pointz ... 6. 7. 8. 9. The Whitney Museum of American Art is relocating from the Upper East Side to the Meatpacking District.
A better way to learn history. This Recently Married Man Just Realized Marriage Is Not For Him This is Seth Adam Smith and his wife, Kim. They've been married a year and a half, and Seth just realized: marriage is not for him. [/caption] He realized it's MUCH more than that. This is a recent entry from his blog. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. History of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano. There are a few trends worth noting. In the 1700s, however, Spanish transport diminishes and is replaced (and exceeded) by British, French, Dutch, and—by the end of the century—American activity. In the final decades of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Portugal reclaims its status as the leading slavers, sending 1.3 million people to the Western Hemisphere, and mostly to Brazil.
Book review: Top Secret. Images from the Stasi Archives Top Secret: Images from the Stasi Archives, by Simon Menner. Available on Amazon UK and soon on Amazon USA Publisher Hatje Cantz writes: First publication of pictures from the archives of the Stasi, the East German secret police Almost 300,000 people worked for the East German secret police, per capita far more than were employed by agencies such as the CIA or the KGB. Not quite fifty years after the Berlin Wall was built, Simon Menner (*1978 in Emmendingen) discovered spectacular photographs in the Stasi archives that document the agency's surveillance work. Close combat. Surveillance of Mailboxes Surveillance of the United States Embassy Simon Menner has one of the most peculiar portfolios i've ever encountered. For one of his latest photo series, Menner spent 2 years searching through the Stasi archives, the majority of which were opened to the public shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The props are amateurish, the poses are awkward and the result is grotesque beyond words.
UK cops officially detained David Miranda for thoughtcrime David Miranda is journalist Glenn Greenwald's boyfriend, but he's best known for being detained under the Section 7 of the UK Terrorism Act while changing planes at Heathrow. The cops held Miranda for nine hours, the maximum allowed under law, without access to counsel, using powers intended to allow the detention of people suspected of connections to terrorism. But it was clear to everyone that Miranda wasn't connected to terrorism -- rather, the UK establishment was attempting to intimidate people connected to the Snowden leaks through arbitrary detention and harassment. Now that Miranda's lawyers are chasing down the people responsible, we're getting a more detailed picture of the process that led up to Miranda's detention. Before a Section 7 detention takes place, British cops have to file a form called a Port Circular Notice, and several drafts of the Notice used to detain Miranda have come to light. In other words: thoughtcrime.
Deliverance's inbred banjo boy The dueling banjo scene in John Boorman's Deliverance (1972) is one of my favorite musical moments ever in a film. It's simultaneously delightful, funny, and deeply creepy. I watched the clip recently and decided to find out who played Lonnie, the young inbred fellow picking opposite Ronny Cox. The actor is Billy Redden from Rabun County, Georgia who was 15-years-old at the time. Redden was "discovered" during a casting call at his school in Clayton, Georgia. Special effect makeup was used to augment Redden's already-unusual features. Redden's IMD profile says that for a time Redden gave "Deliverance Tours" along the Georgia river where the film was shot. Below, a video interview with Redden from last year. New Kepler analysis finds many Earth-like planets; total 3,500 exoplanets Although NASA's Kepler probe has entered a semi-retirement, discoveries from the data it collected continue. Scientists are currently gathered to discuss these results, and they held a press conference today to announce the latest haul. As of today, the Kepler team is adding 833 new exoplanet candidates to its existing haul, bringing the total up to over 3,500. So far, 90 percent of the candidates that have been checked have turned out to be real. The number of planets in the habitable zone has gone up to over 100. In conjunction with the press conference, PNAS is releasing a paper that performs an independent analysis of Sun-like stars. A status update Kepler spots planets by watching them transit in front of their host star. Based on the amount of light obscured, researchers can estimate the radius of the planet; the time between the transits lets them figure out the orbit. Today, to a large extent, was a status report. Looking for Earths
Beatcoin Is A Music Jukebox Hack Powered By Bitcoin Micropayments Why did music jukeboxes disappear? They were probably the first truly social experience around music, but then everybody stopped using them. Meet Beatcoin, a nifty hack that was presented onstage at the Disrupt Europe Hackathon. The team turned everyone’s phone into a jukebox. Every bar owner can start accepting Bitcoins to play the songs on his or her phone. “What’s interesting about our hack and Bitcoins is that everything is purely virtual,” Meinhard Benn told me. First, you have to install the app on your Android phone or iPhone and plug it in to your stereo. Partiers can vote with their Bitcoin wallets. Don’t worry, you won’t get ruined by fighting for your favorite songs. Meinhard Benn, Johann Barbie, Callum MacDonald, Richard Flett and Franck Gotthold used Java for the back-end infrastructure that handles Bitcoin transactions and the Android app. When asked whether the team will do a hackathon again, they were enthusiastic.