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Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Monday August 25, 2003. To Pillsbury House, where I did data entry for the Community Barter Network. I had the feeling that everything was flowing well.

Objectively, this wasn't entirely true. The Time Dollar software requires more steps than necessary. People filling out forms use versions of their names which differ from what's in the data base; they also leave out information. But it felt true.

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For the full press release on the following, go to http://eurekalert.org.
Public Release: 25-Aug-2003
International Journal of Astrobiology
Planetary tilt not a spoiler for habitation
In B science fiction movies, a terrible force often pushes the Earth off its axis and spells disaster for all life on Earth. In reality, life would still be possible on Earth and any Earth-like planets if the axis tilt were greater than it is now, according to Penn State researchers.
National Science Foundation

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Mail: Mix "A Twin Cities Natural Food Co-ops Publication" September/October. Includes: Labels certifying that food has been raised with an eye to ecological sustainability, "pasture-grazing opportunities of animals," fair labor practices, water quality, etc. Warning on irradiated meat in school lunches. Homeopathic remedies for children's ear infections. Restaurant review: Blue Nile Ethiopian restaurant. Articles on an organic farm and a cheesemaking operation.

I'm a member of the Wedge Co-op because some of their food tastes better than what I can buy elsewhere. And some is cheaper. For the most part, I don't accept the ideology.

Tapestry Folkdance newsletter for September/October. What used to be called "Family Folkdance" is now "Community Folkdance".

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