Two-bit Guru | Friday Link List 51 | Photo of ground cherries at the end of the season

“Embezzling a million dollars is its own reward.” ~Two-bit Guru~

  • A lot of big corporations oppose labeling of GMOs in food. Household name food manufacturers and household name chemical companies, particularly those making pesticides are in agreement that the people ought not to know. Why is that? Now the largest managed healthcare organization in the US is advising its members to avoid GMOs. Could it be because of the research that shows GMOs causing organ damage in rats and raising havoc with their reproductive systems? I’d say, shucks, Yeah!
  • A much happier situation is this story about a 15-year-old whiz kid who made his own FM radio station (where he is the DJ) from parts he trash-picked (bless his heart!) in his native Sierra Leone. He got an invitation to hang out at MIT (yes, the MIT) where he says his next invention will be a wind generator to provide energy for the folks back home.
  • Here’s a chance to see homes made from barns, warehouses, grain silos, a church made out of a train car and like that. And for more like that, what would you think a couple of architects would do with 550 bales of compressed paper? If you said build a temporary workspace you’d be right.
  • If you have, say a thousand pound weight you want to topple you only need 4 ounces of strength, so say the spokespeople for T’ai chi, if you use the principle of a circle to accomplish the task. This piece is about circles and more circles, and it’s fascinating.
  • If you’re not sure what to make of a given situation, trust your gut. It’s that simple. What we actually feel in our gut is often more accurate than what we think. Bravo, intestines!