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Environmental Justice – TVA Coal Ash Spill is getting national attention… FINALLY

Posted by Gexx on July 11, 2009

A few days before Christmas, a retaining wall at a TVA coal ash containment site collapsed and dumped 1,100,000,000 (that is in the BILLIONS!) of gallons of coal ash into the Tennessee River (that’s 100x the number of gallons of oil in the Exxon Valdeze spill). This huge mass of coal ash flooded nearby houses with coal ash sludge.

The original disaster was covered by national news services. The aftermath on the families, however, has not been. Families cannot afford to move out of the contaminated environment. This is playing out as many environmental justice issues do – the economically limited citizens are told by the rich corporations, companies, and agencies responsible for the disaster that nothing is wrong, when the coal ash, containing murcury and selenium has permeated the waterways and the air. Local residents are facing a large increase of illness. Because of new (more lax) air quality standards, the local air quality is “acceptable.”

National news services are now picking up the Environmental (in)Justice because Erin Brockovich is stepping in.


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Posted by Gexx on February 15, 2009

I’m moping. I’ll be the first to admit it, but I’m just so very not happy right now. And for some reason, all that I want to do is sit on concrete benches of Albany. I don’t know why, especially that it’s not warm out there now. But I want to. I didn’t often do it, but when I showed up to classes early, I would. More often I would snatch sittings on them if I was early to class.


Here’s an overview of the campus ^^

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like… EEEW

Posted by Gexx on January 24, 2009

Just another reason why I’ve been steering away from processed foods… like both featured here:

Mechanically Separated Chicken Totally Looks Like Strawberry Soft Serve
see famous look-a-like faces

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What we tell the shrub

Posted by Gexx on January 20, 2009

Obama pictures and McCain pictures
see poLOLotical pictures

LINK to Inaugeral Address

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Posted by Gexx on January 19, 2009

Obama pictures and McCain pictures
see Sarah Palin


(and now more funny)

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

I really need to find my camera so I can start taking pictures and get
them on my cooking blog.

Last night I made up two batches of cookies. One was a simple peanut
butter cookie. The other was a lavender shortbread that I had been
wanting to try for a while. Most of the lavender recipes included
lemon zest, so I through that in there too. I used the “The Best
Shortbread in the World” recipe from my new <i>Cook with Jamie</i>
book. It was such an impressive title that I just needed to. My
recipe includes a few changes: Lavender, Lemon, and cooking times.
His required a 9×9 pan, but I only had 8×8. I grow my own lavender.
I also have a surplus for cooking from my local Co-op.

1 cup + 2 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup +1 tbsp superfine sugar
barely 2 cups sifted flour
barely 1 cup cornstarch
1tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lavender florets
extra butter
extra flour
some regular sugar

Oven: 300 F

Butter 8×8 pan.

With wooden spoon, cream butter and sugar. Add lemon zest and
lavender. Add flour and cornstarch. Mix until smooth, you may need
your hands.

Push dough into pan. Don’t forget the corners!

Prick with fork.

Bake 1 hour.

While still warm, sprinkle with regular sugar.

Allow to cool some, cut. Allow to cool more, eat.

“Dear Lord: The gods have been good to me. For the first time in my life, everything is absolutely perfect just the way it is. So here’s the deal: You freeze everything the way it is, and I won’t ask for anything more. If that is OK, please give me absolutely no sign. OK, deal. In gratitude, I present you this offering of cookies and milk. If you want me to eat them for you, give me no sign. Thy will be done.” – Homer Simpson

“One day when he was eating a cookie he offered me a bite. Don’t underestimate that. The poor guy’s so frightened of germs, it could darn near have been a proposal.” – Jean Harlow

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Pundit Kitchen

Posted by Gexx on January 14, 2009

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

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I’ve Joined the Herd

Posted by Gexx on December 13, 2008

So, I have another nerd confession to make.

another? what’s left for you to do?

I… I…

come on, tell us…

I now play World of Warcraft.

You what?

Come on now, it’s not that bad.  I have a level 24 human palidan, a level 20 dwarf hunter, and a level 12 orc shamen.  And the Pali and Hunter are in a guild with some people I know in real life.  And the characters are really awesome…

::hangs head::

This is my hunter Gexxe with her Snow Leopard pet Sidartha and her pet tree frog.  Because… we just do.  She has on her claws.  They’re a weopon she can use because of her dual wield ability and…. I’ll stop right there.

The score never interested me, only the game. – Mae West

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play it better than anybody else. – Albert Einstein

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when i was in fourth grade my mother told me “the american people don’t trust women to such a point that they will even elect a black man as president before considering a woman.”

Posted by Gexx on October 5, 2008

what she said reveals so much about her.

Link to article. i don’t feel like writing much. i’m hungry.

“I support sexual empowerment. I think it’s more of having a critical eye to how capitalism produces this sexual fetished culture.”
Samhita Mukhopadhyay

“… feminist solidarity rooted in a commitment to progressive politics must include a space for rigorous critique, for dissent, or we are doomed to reproduce in progressive communities the very forms of domination we seek to oppose.”
bell hooks

“Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, Sarah Palin repudiates the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirms dimensions of that legacy by their her refusal to repudiate patriarchy?”
bell hooks (me)

“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.”
bell hooks

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Posted by Gexx on September 25, 2008

so i did it. finally. i made my very own myspace picture. i don’t like pix of me, so i go ahead and rip off other sites. my latest picture stated that my marxist feminist dialectic would bring all the boys to my yard. the newest newest one is to the left. thank online translators for the translation. hopefully i have it right!

maybe not all, but i do have one at the moment. i don’t know if it was the MFD that did it or simply the fact that i could actually speak intelligently after multiple beers on random uber-esoteric,paradigmatic-shifting, rhetoric challenging, possibly-important topics.


i also, this afternoon erased all email correspondance with people i don’t like. err…. a person i no longer like. i didn’t realize quite what had piled up, but when i saw something with his name on it, i dug a bit and realized “damn, don’t need this mucking up the inbozzle”. Hitting the “trash” choice surely isn’t as cathartic as burning things, but who needs catarsis when you’ve moved on.

and no, me stating that i’ve moved on is not denial that i haven’t.

speaking of moving on, back to the MFD/Beer incident… YAY!

that’s all. if you haven’t met him, you obviously haven’t seen me in the last 2 weeks, as we seem to do many things together. i’m home alone now for the first time in a while. i should be doing laundry….

hit the disc exchange today. picked up tickets for brewers jam. not missing it for anything. there’s a crew of boucoup zwanzig joining me: eric, morgan, shannon, shannon, kimberly, heather, paula, jim, and more. yay.

also grabbed a PJ Harvey CD. i blame my DE dude for hooking me on her last last summer. damn him and his lucious prematurely entirely gray hair coupled with being a band teacher and a husband and father (i think he said he had kids) with awesome tastes in knowing what i want…. in music. DAMN HIM!

ask me about my recipe for curry. and remember that the farmers market has awesome summer squash this week. it goes well with curry.

and to the Ktowners who read this excuse for a blog… i’ll be at GreekFest sometime after 3. I have some brownies that need my attention until then.

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