Category Archives: Paradigm shift

Grandpa Ed was badass

Grandpa Ed was badass Yeah. Forgive the word badass, it doesn’t come easy to my generation. But it is, in fact, the word that fits. And I thank the generation that coined it. In 1954 my father, Edward James Howard, … Continue reading

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Europe and the joke of reverse colonialism

Europe is being invaded and I’m laughing. But at the same time I’m weeping(really) because people are suffering and dying to escape from war and persecution. How sad it is to walk through a long, long underwater tunnel to get … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Speeches of Maria Klaus – BIRTH OF IDEAL CAPITALISM – On Consultation

INTERVIEW SOUNDBITES 5 (translated from Aussish) PEOPLE BEING INTERVIEWED IN A SUPERMARKET (SHOPPER 1) “She had an unusual religion. Where you can’t get involved in partisan politics. You know? Really. You can’t run for office. Only if you’re appointed. And … Continue reading

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Parliamentary speeches of Maria Klaus – BIRTH OF IDEAL CAPITALISM – On Student Debt

INTERVIEW SOUNDBITES 8  (Translated from Aussish) (COOK/OWNER of a tiny felafel place talks across the counter to a CUSTOMER) “Yeah, I remember one of Maria Klaus’ speeches.” “Which one?” “The one about the student debt crisis.” “They say she did … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Speeches of Maria Klaus – BIRTH OF IDEAL CAPITALISM – On Work

INTERVIEW SOUNDBITES 3 (translated from Aussish) (COLLEGE STUDENTS AT A CAFETERIA TABLE): (STUDENT 1) “The Capitalists, the capitalists. She kept using this funny term. And at first we didn’t even know who she was talking about. Then little by little … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Speeches of Maria Klaus – BIRTH OF IDEAL CAPITALISM – On Wealth

INTERVIEW SOUNDBITES 2 (translated from Aussish) College Students at a cafeteria table: (STUDENT 1) “So it became a fight, you know, because the rich didn’t want to pay any more taxes. So she just came back, in a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Speeches of Maria Klaus. BIRTH OF IDEAL CAPITALISM – On Debt

  INTERVIEW SOUNDBITES 1 Farmer (with his wife beside him) “She was so ugly you know. Just a dumpy little woman. And she changed the course of history. Because we were sinking. Not through any fault of our own, but … Continue reading

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Food Security: Nine principles that promote it

Food Security: Nine principles that promote it A very interesting article in Grist by Dr. Vandana Shiva about the food security of the world and the forces that control it was followed by a revealing exchange of comments between a … Continue reading

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The Romantic Protagonist of the 21st Century

  By Rhea Harmsen The romantic protagonist of the 21st century is struggling with isolation, social anxiety and moral angst. He or she swings between manic optimism and hope on the one hand, and the chronic, debilitating questioning of meaning … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – Molecular Geneticist Barbara McClintock, one of “The Paradigm Shifters” of Science

Molecular Geneticist Barbara McClintock, one of “The Paradigm Shifters” of Science [1] In 1912 a Middle Eastern traveler to the United States by the name of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá made some farsighted pronouncements concerning the role of women. He had spent his … Continue reading

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