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March 2014 Blog Posts (3)

The Future of an Illusion

In Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, Sigmund Freud relates the story of the man accused by his neighbor of damaging a borrowed kettle.  As Freud tells it, “A. borrowed a copper kettle from B. and after he had returned it was sued by B. because the kettle now had a big hole in it which made it unusable. His defense was: ‘First, I never borrowed a kettle from B at all; secondly, the kettle had a hole in it already when I got it from him; and thirdly, I gave him back the…

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Added by Erik Lindberg on March 28, 2014 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Apres Moi le Deluge

 “The American way of life,” George H.W. Bush infamously declared in 1992, “is not-negotiable.”  This presents a problem if the American way of life is also unsustainable. 

The context for these remarks was the first Earth Summit in Rio, which unsuccessfully set out to curb carbon emissions.  Bush’s platform was based on his assertion that Americans would not be willing to change their consumption habits for the simple reason that they didn’t need to:  “Twenty years ago,” Bush…

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Added by Erik Lindberg on March 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Finding land for start-up organic farmers

The Ozaukee Treasures Network is hosting a speaker from the Liberty Prairie Foundation this coming Wednesday.  He is talking about the economic benefits to land trusts and public land holders (county parks etc) of working with organic farmers and permaculture folks in sharing land.   If someone catches this before March 18th and is interested, give me a call at 262 375-2070.

Added by Marjie Tomter on March 14, 2014 at 9:12am — No Comments

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