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Old 12th Feb 2005, 12:02   #81
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Wow. Great site, Rick. And every heading pays, no blind alleys or sending you to the same place by several routes. Did you see the one on small farms vs corporate farming?
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Old 12th Feb 2005, 17:30   #82
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Did you see the one on small farms vs corporate farming?
Nope, haven't found that yet. Care to put up a link?
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Old 12th Feb 2005, 17:58   #83
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Again - wow. Proper site there.
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Old 12th Feb 2005, 18:14   #84
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Here you go Rick: "On The Benefits Of Small Farms"

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Ec...mallFarms.html
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Old 12th Feb 2005, 20:37   #85
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Thanks RC,
Great article. Makes me want to go work in the garden. Bubble-up's the way to go!
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Old 13th Feb 2005, 22:19   #86
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I caught a CBC radio interview today with Bill Mckibben, who wrote The End of Nature c.1989. (The interview was in connection with the Kyoto Accord.) Mckibben opened with remarks on agribusiness, pointing out the criminal wastefulness of shipping food around the globe. He said the a mouthful of food eaten by an American has travelled an average of 1500 miles. He himself is committed to eating only locally-produced food year-round. I find this very gratifying because it is my favorite example of how capitalism distorts sensible production and promotes environmental destruction.
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The Bubble Burst - an excellent where-are-they-now site. Well, it looks excellent, I haven't actually browsed it yet.
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very good. lots of familliar names - not the dictators i hasten to add! have forwarded it on already. thanks.
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Don't you just love it when nerds get over-excited? Star Trek: Enterprise has been cancelled in the US - just think - a future with no more interminable Star Trek spin-offs! Bliss!

But they're not taking it lying down. As well as all the campaigns, they're trying to fund another series themselves, oh yes. Click here for the donations page, which tells us that they need to raise 'just' $35.2 million before the end of March (when the existing sets will be torn down by the studio). And how are they doing, with six weeks to go? Total raised to date: $23,270. Great going guys - just £35,176,730 to go.
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Of all the ST series, I never got into the last one. But I regret the demise of weekly episodes that we could watch. Putting on the First Contact film last night (comfort watching after a grotty day), reminded me how much we enjoyed TNG and DS:9 and Voyager and how our younger kids are missing out on seeing *any* Star Trek episodes and knowing what it's about. After initial grumbling, both the older kids got enthused as soon as Data appeared and started recalling old episodes (Trials and Tribblations etc) and asking about all the many characters.
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