Planning a trip to the United States?
Be careful. But not
too careful. TSA “Behavior Detection Officers” are watching, closely.
, the US Transportation Security Administration’s new checklist of suspicious Behaviors is quite long. A handy sampler: The Intercept reports
excessive throat clearing
widely open staring eyes
wearing improper attire for location
exaggerated or repetitive grooming gestures
a bobbing Adam’s apple
arriving late for flight
and so on.
Remember: Avoid repetitive grooming gestures, excessive throat clearing, rigid posture, and – oh, just avoid all Behaviors, of any kind.
And welcome to the United States.
* For a short trip with eyes widely open into the murky depths of surveillance, see
Bold Scientists. Read an excerpt here. Scroll down to chapter 6, The Cloud.
Two recent events in Monsanto-land tell it all:
. (It’s caught on a gem of a video, embedded in the story). Raw Story, 27 March 2015. Lobbyist claims Monsanto pesticide safe to drink, bolts when offered a glass
. EcoWatch, 26 March 2015. Monsanto demands World Health Organization retract report on Roundup link to cancer
For a good dose of sanity on GMOs, hunger, and post-oil farming, check out Ann Clark, plant physiologist and farmer, in
Bold Scientists. Read an excerpt here.
Meantime, pass this on. And have a nice day.
March 27, 2015
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The Monsanto and Dow corporations, both chemical behemoths, nearly always get their way, by a variety of means and with disastrous consequences on almost every continent. But in El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America:
“The farmers, who have already been consistently outperforming Monsanto with their local seed, which is far healthier and more productive, have just managed to bring about a giant defeat of Monsanto by preventing it from supplying El Salvador with its seeds.”
The full story is here.
A rare victory, and an inspiring model for farmers everywhere.
March 23, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25
Bold Scientists, a talk at the University of Winnipeg. Room 5L25, Department of Geography, Lockhart Hall. Map.
Bold Scientists, a talk at the McNally-Robinson bookstore, Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue. In the Travel alcove. Map.
Pass it on.
March 18, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25
1:30 pm. Michael Riordon at the University of Winnipeg. Room 5L25, Department of Geography, Lockhart Hall.
7:30 pm. Michael Riordon at the McNally-Robinson bookstore, Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue. In the Travel alcove.
Unspun science for dangerous times.
March 12, 2015
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