Clucking in the Coop

I’ve found that I have a pretty progressive flock of dinosaur descendants. So I thought I’d share (and my goal is weekly — we’ll see how that goes) their clucks on various things going on in the world. Lots of links below!

They keep clucking about the movement towards a guaranteed income. Certainly worth exploring. I first read of the concept in a science fiction book called “Ecotopia.” I will admit, the society described in that book is almost nirvana for me. And that society had a guaranteed income. At the time, I thought it was an interesting idea, but unworkable. But hey, science fiction amiright? But I’m seeing this concept come up more and more in the progressive blogosphere. I may have to revise my opinion.

The ebola outbreak in Africa is getting worse. Here’s hoping it gets the attention it deserves.

The girls love Neil deGrasse Tyson — mad props for making science fun, interesting, and understandable to non-science types. That’s why it pains us to disagree with his assessment on GMOs. Granted, none of us are a scientist, but some of the things put in GMO food is unnerving. And the girls think it simply hasn’t been tested enough. With that said, I cautiously accept the scientific community consensus that GMOs are not harmful (the chickens are a different matter, though!). However… in the interest of full bodily autonomy, I have the right to know what is being put in my body. Which means labeling. I may have an irrational fear of GMOs (much like my irrational fear of spiders), but I should have the knowledge and choice of what I’m putting in my body. I fully support labeling and NOT of breeding that created certain varieties but of lab created varieties.

No explanation necessary.

The water should be safe now, but it’s shocking that we still don’t have phosphates under control.

Enjoy and add to the coop clucking!