Tim Robbins Has Prison Drama Class That Cuts Recidivism in Half

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Actor Tim Robbins has dramatically cut repeat offender rates for prisoners who take his acting class behind bars. Six out of every 10 inmates in California will commit another crime and return to prison within three years of their release. Robbins’ program has cut that rate in half. The reason is because the drama workshops give prisoners a way to express their emotions. It was created by The Actors’ Gang — a theater production and … MORE

10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are Freakin’ Awesome!

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Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself! 1) SUSTAINABLE DOES NOT MEAN PRIMITIVE When people hear about sustainable, off-the-grid living, they usually picture primitive homes divorced from the comforts of the 21st century. And rightfully so, as … MORE

Amy Goodman on Democracy Now: How the Media Ruins Elections

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Democracy Now! host and award-winning journalist Amy Goodman shredded the corporate media for the role they have played in what Goodman refers to as the creation of “Trump-land.” Goodman’s evisceration of the media’s vapid election coverage came in the form of a three-minute video spot for Aljazeera’s millennial-focused media project, AJ+. In the video, Goodman points towards the findings in the 2015 Tyndall Report, which found that ABC World News Tonight gave Donald Trump 81 … MORE

Kinetic Wave Power Station for Unlimited Clean Energy

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How It Works The Wavestar machine draws energy from wave power with floats that rise and fall with the up and down motion of waves. The floats are attached by arms to a platform that stands on legs secured to the sea floor. The motion of the floats is transferred via hydraulics into the rotation of a generator, producing electricity. Waves run the length of the machine, lifting 20 floats in turn. Powering the motor … MORE

Computer Programmer Testifies Under Oath He Coded Computers To Rig Elections

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By Matt Agorist “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin (allegedly) One thing in US history is consistent throughout every single election cycle — allegations of voter fraud. These allegations, however, are not the ramblings of a kook with tinfoil wrapped around his head, they are substantiated and reach as high as … MORE

Autistic Boy Gains Ability To Speak After Just 2 Days Of Cannabis Oil Treatment

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At 10 months of age, Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. He endured chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and surgery for two years—and survived. Then he was diagnosed with something permanent: severe autism that disabled him from speaking. “While he was in the hospital, we noticed he didn’t speak at all and had some behavior that wasn’t right, like hand flapping, and walking on his toes,” his father Abiel … MORE

Ari Jónsson Uses Algae to Create Biodegradable Water Bottles

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Product design student Ari Jónsson has combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable bottle. Jónsson – who studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts – exhibited the project during this year’s Reykjavik design festival DesignMarch from 10 to 13 March 2016. After reading about the amount of waste plastic produced every day, the designer felt an “urgent” need to develop a replacement material. “I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used … MORE

Freed from a bile farm – is this the happiest bear ever?

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Watch Tuffy jump for joy in his first days outside – after being rescued from a bear bile farm where he’d spent years of torture in a tiny cage. Rescued in September last year on the same day as six other bears, Tuffy’s paws have hardly hit the ground since arriving at Animals Asia’s Vietnam sanctuary. The vet team has been working hard to rehabilitate him after years of having his bile extracted. In fact … MORE

Ikea To Use Mushroom Based Packaging That Will Decompose In A Garden Within Weeks

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The furniture retailer is looking at using biodegradable mycelium “fungi packaging” as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling. It’s no secret polystyrene is devastating to the environment. But, do you know how exactly that is so? According to a fact-sheet provided by Harvard, polystyrene – which is made from petroleum, a non-sustainable, non-renewable, heavily polluting and fast-disappearing commodity – is not biodegradable, as it takes thousands of years to break down. … MORE

How An Abused Dog Saved An Autistic Boy

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The Hickey family knew something was different about their son Jonny and were advised to have evaluations. Their boy was diagnosed with autism. It was a rough time for the family, but it was all about to change. The mother saw a news story about an abused dog and just had to have it. From the moment they picked her up, she bonded with Jonny in a way that no one else could. It’s amazing … MORE