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Holy crap! Canada does not take kindly to sociopaths who commandeer first world countries and (literally) bleed people (‘s oil) dry with zero remorse. Perhaps he’s afraid they’ll hack his pacemaker. Welcome to Good News Tuesday™, friendster.

The future of urban farming is under construction in Sweden as agricultural design firm Plantagon works to bring a 12-year-old vision to life: The city of Linköping will soon be home to a 17-story “vertical greenhouse.”

A solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels.

A triumph of humanity over capitalism: the Indian Government has allowed a domestic company, Natco Pharma, to manufacture a copycat version of Bayer’s patented anti-cancer drug, Nexavar, bringing down its price by 97%. (NY Times Story)

I keep telling you, and you should really think about it: in October, scientists will reveal a $330,000 test-tube-meat burger.

Good news! Russia and South Korea will clone the Wooly Mammoth!

Encyclopedia Britannica has no more lawn for you to get off.

People literally live underground in Las Vagas.


Portrait of a girl from Tajikistan:


Amsterdam (who wants to sponsor me?) (via):


Sequoias (via):


Volcano & Aurora:


Oh man, I loved this fresh TED Talk on the mysteries of Earth underwater:




Hi-fi Rob

All this time
The Sun never says
To the Earth,
“You owe me.”
What happens
With a love like that.
It lights the
~ Hafez

Happy Good News Tuesday™, friends.

For the first time ever, the number of poor people is declining everywhere. Brazil is kicking ass: they’ve just overtaken the UK as the world’s sixth largest economy. Their income inequality is dropping: they pay the poor to keep their kids in school.

Great news! More US employees are quitting their jobs.

This biodegradable urn contains the seeds for a tree, which will use your ashes for sustenance when you die. Become a tree!

Speaking of cool inventions, a Japanese researcher makes violin strings from spider webs. They sound amazing!

Inspiring: a 91 year old man learned how to read. At 98, he’s published his first book.

Costa Rica is next in line to ban smoking in public spaces.

This new, incredible educational software can not only teach, but respond to students emotions and boredom.

Absolutely stunning, classic US propaganda posters:


Havana bride:


Abandoned rollercoaster:


Hidden city:


Bedroom in Nature:


La, la love you.



I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

~ Pablo Picasso

How are you? The analytics say that more and more of you are visiting, and returning. Thank you.

Good news! US Consumer sentiment is slowly but surely returning to pre-’08 levels.

The whole Anonymous/Wikileaks team-up is getting a lot of press, and scaring the crap out of the status quo.™

Do you know what’s not scaring facebook? Google+.

Speaking of, you should book my face in your next dot com.

Burma’s underground punk scene makes me happy.


These chainsaw tree-carvings are quite good.


Wall Street is coming to terms with its broken incentive system. Some think we just need to weed out the psychopaths. But the bigger issue, the way I see it, is that the corporations that make up Wall Street are themselves, by definition, psychopaths. What’s worse, is that unlike people, they are not, and cannot be, held accountable for their actions. Don’t believe me? Watch this panel on Prosecuting Wall Street.

Or, you can just look a the pretty, shiny horse:


And this epic swell:


Or Dragon Falls, Venezuela.

tumblr of the day: Better Book Titles.



Superfluous Barnacle

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
~ Helen Keller

Heyyo, Dear Reader, thanks for tuning in. You know, Helen Keller was pretty unbelievably awesome. Here’s another quote:

If you read any of the articles in this post, read the one in which Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh speaks about redefining environmentalism. A quote:

Realize you are the Earth, and your consciousness is also the consciousness of the Earth.

Speaking of Buddhism, here’s a watch that reminds you of an indisputable fact:

Speaking of death, the RIAA claims that the music industry is collapsing, while, in reality, it is they who are collapsing. Their evil twin, the MPAA, refuses to innovate, and has their head in the sand when it comes to piracy.

Yes! States are fighting back against the awful NDAA bill that Obama signed into law (with “reservations”).

Some commentary on current design trends:


A squirrel, toughing it out:


An easy way to make the world a happier place. Post something like this somewhere today:


And finally, a collection of noteworthy Google Street View images.


Okay. Love yous. G’nite. Xo.


Glad Stone

It’s GNT, folks.

Do you like to learn? MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world.

Speaking of nerds, they’re turning it up to 11 at the old LHC in search of Higgs boson.

Every time I read, “the hacker group anonymous” I think, are they really a group? More like an idea, no? Anyway, they’re screwing with a US company that supplies crowd-control weapons to the Egyptian military.

Are you a billionaire? Great news! You can buy you some democracy! And stay on top!

A collection of, and some info on VD propaganda posters.

An album of abandoned bomb shelter pics.

To go (to go):

A sweet, (unfortunately) not safe for work, meeting of cultures.

Love yous,