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  •  Evening Joe & Bluester hippies. (10+ / 0-)

    Wanted to share 2 interesting things :   

    Happened to hear Arnold August, the author of the book "Cuba and its neighbors" last week. Guess what? Cuba has direct democracy. What a concept ! As opposed to the 2
    -party duopoly/bourgeoise democracy we have here. Even though it is a single party system, people nominate candidates meeting and discussing in the living rooms etc. unlike the parties here which nominate the candidates. [For those who think they can take over the highly rigged Democratic party caucus and create a revolution, I
    have some MN-grown Lemons and Oranges to sell you]. It was very interesting. Elections without money! What a concept! But he also made it very clear that he is not calling the system as ideal  and mentions problems in his book. For those interested, here is a one-hour interview from 4/17 from the local community radio station  - the interviewer is very knowledgeable and asks good questions. [It  falls off the archive on 5/1] :

    http://kfai.org/...

    Then watched the docu Dive! on dumpster diving. It was pretty well done. Stunning stat : 3000 lbs of food wasted per second in US. Which works out to 900+ billion lbs/year !

    "The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out”. - George Carlin

    by Funkygal on Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 06:35:48 PM PDT

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