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Notes from the Surf

It's a beautiful day.
http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoon/display.cfm/77337/
...I really want you to go outside and play.

China: Mount Hua
http://i.imgur.com/X5vhD.jpg
...and what's on the other side?

Cell Size and Scale
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/
"How can an X chromosome be nearly as big as the head of the sperm cell?"

Waterloo Station Advertising
http://vimeo.com/7337991
Artists need bread on their tables too.

300 Days - 50,182,850 Deaths
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2603/4052849920_f360b4c7fa_b_d.jpg
The STD/HIV/AIDS column was higher than I expected. Also unlike the impression I get from the news  media, suicides surprisingly outnumber deaths from violence and war. See also: How to survive a heart attack when alone

Thanks Blue Cross for the postage
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6853620
"Blue Cross sent me a postage-prepaid postcard to send to my Senator opposing a Public Option"

Nepal: Torches (no pitchforks)
http://online.wsj.com/media/1102pod12.jpg
Maoists / former guerillas march against government. Video. More: 1, 2.

Oreos and Argentina: Kraft Plant Occupied by Employees
http://www.labornotes.org/node/2545
"Eighty occupied the plant, while their co-workers struck, picketed, and blocked highways. Around the country thousands of students, union activists, and other groups held solidarity actions."

United Steelworkers enlists Mondragon in move toward employee democracy
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/blog/2009/10/steelworkers-form-collaboration-with.html
"We have lots of experience with ESOPs, but have found that it doesn't take long for the Wall Street types to push workers aside and take back control. We see Mondragon's cooperative model with 'one worker, one vote' ownership as a means to re-empower workers and make business accountable to Main Street instead of Wall Street."

Brazil - MST: From land occupation to media democracy
http://americas.irc-online.org/am/6185
"it is essential to destroy the media monopoly in order to diversify the media. The struggle to democratize communication requires the construction of a broader political project, capable of radically transforming the structures of our societies."

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