JZ Liszkiewicz: Design Genius – Anti-Malaria Soap Also Impacts on Larvae in Waste Water

Holistic design. The Success Story Of Anti-Malaria Faso Soap EXTRACT The soap is enriched with a special secret mixture of local herbs and leaves a scent  that repels mosquitoes on the skin. In addition waste water products from the soap contain substances that prevent the development of mosquito larvae. This is important, since poor sanitation is one …

SchwartzReport: California Aquifers Contaminated with Billions of Gallons of Fracking Toxic Waste

If you still have any question as to whether the health of the population takes precedence over oil company profits this report on the situation in California should settle it. Profit is much more important than the health of families particularly children. That this is happening in a state with the drought problems California has …

Jean Lievens: Millenial Economy Scrubbing Redundancy and Waste Out of Vampire Capitalism

Millennials Are Renting Instead Of Buying And The Retail Industry Is Freaking Out “Never mind buying a second home when you can rent a chateau in France on Airbnb for $200. Why hire a chauffeur when they don’t come with an app that tracks their relative location to yours, like Uber?” she says. “Even owning …

Mini-Me: DoD IG Finds 70% Waste in Afghanistan

Huh? War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan EXTRACT: It’s not clear how much of the reconstruction aid is considered to have been wasted, but SIGAR officials say that during 2012, Sopko’s first year on the job, the general inspected projects, programs, and general issues that totaled $10.6 billion in funding …

John Maquire: LENR (Cold Fusion) Dispenses with the Harmful Radiation & Waste – Plus Interview with Dr. Edmund Storms

LENR (aka Cold Fusion) entails the production of industrial-scale excess heat — often times producing energy densities associated with traditional “Hot Fusion”. In traditional hot fusion experiments, the reaction is not yet proven controllable and all sorts of harmful radiation result, which demands all sorts of precautionary measures costing huge sums. In the case of …

Penguin: Senior USAF Officer – F-35 Is Epic Waste — Terminate F-35 & F-22, Buy 450-Ship Navy Instead…

Senior Air Force Officer: The F-35 Is An Epic Waste A senior US air force officer says Britain’s new stealth jet may be no better than existing aircraft. Britain’s long-delayed $117 million stealth fighter may need to be cancelled because of its poor performance, according to analysis by a senior US Air Force officer. The …

Berto Jongman: Secrecy As Culture of Waste

Secrecy = culture of waste. Balancing Transparency and National Security Is keeping military funding secret truly necessary for national security? Not according to Pieter and Siemon Wezeman. Greater transparency not only makes governments more accountable, it also helps reduce the causes of insecurity and conflict. By Pieter Wezeman and Siemon Wezeman for SIPRI EXTRACT The …

Jean Lievens: The Favela Chef Turning Food Waste Into Organic Dishes – Slow Food, Clean Food

The Favela Chef Turning Food Waste Into Organic Dishes | Food For Thought | Slow Food International – Good, Clean and Fair food. From www.slowfood.com – February 17, 10:59 PM Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food …

Chuck Spinney: Corrupt Congress Spends on Contractor Waste Instead of Human Core

WEEKEND EDITION JANUARY 17-19, 2014 The Cockburn Report Defense Spending: Putting Toys Before Boys by FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY, Counterpunch Being pro-defense in the Hall of Mirrors of Versailles on the Potomac means, in the salty words of my late friend Col. David Hackworth, one of the U.S. Army’s most decorated combat soldiers, putting “the toys …

Marcus Aurelius: Tracking US Government Waste

There is great p***ing and moaning about Federal fiscal irresponsibility. IMHO, most of it is misplaced and motivated by a desire to redirect resources from makers to takers. However, the following two articles are pretty good. Object of second article, Sen Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) 2013 Wastebook is attached for your convenience. Some of the items …

Mini-Me: NYT Discussion of Cutting Military Flag Officers + Meta-RECAP on Flag Waste and Corruption

Huh? Weighing the Brass New York Times, 5 November 2013 One of the hardest-hit areas being discussed in federal budget talks is the Pentagon, which would take an automatic $20 billion cut in January under sequestration. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel proposed a 20 percent cut in his own office’s budget, but command headquarters around …

SchwartzReport: Blue Death (Poisoned Tap Water) + Radioactive Wastewter from Natural Gas Drilling

When I first began to travel professionally, when I started working for National Geographic, we used to be warned about not drinking the local water from the tap. Today I would be more concerned about the tap water in parts of American than I would be in much of the rest of the world. Here’s …

Eagle: NSA Reason for Existence — Is It To Snoop? Or Is It to Waste Tens of Billions of Dollars without Accountability?

NSA Snooping: The War on Terror Is America’s Mania A Commentary By Klaus Brinkbäumer The NSA spying scandal shows that America’s pursuit of terrorists has turned into a mania. Spying on citizens is as monstrous and unlawful as Guantanamo Bay and drone warfare. The German government’s response has been woefully weak. America is sick. September …