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jd Forte’s ‘The Up and Comers’ & A September 11 Women’s Rights Reflection

Anne Rethinks ‘Flawless’, Third-Tier Male Photographers & Values That Matter

Eden Foods Files Suit Against Contraception Mandate, Citing Birth Control As Immoral. PLEASE!!! Anne Says: Don’t Support Eden Foods With Your Wallet!

Scandinavian Women Lead the World in Equality & Governing | Anne Sends Big Hugs to Helsinki, Finland

French Roast News

Why Philadelphia Women Need the Earned Sick Days Bill

Izabel Goulart in Sign from Lilith That Anne Has Religious Morals After All

Gang of 10 Republican NM Women Want to Jail Rape Victims for 3 Years If They Abort

First Lady Michelle Obama in Jason Wu | The Feminine Feminist

Cameron Russell Says Privilege & Insecurity Make Modeling A Bad Career Choice

Islam, Western Guilt, Original Sin & Sensuality | Koray Birand’s Alyssa Miller Images Celebrate Female Eroticism

Is Maison Martin Margiela’s H&M Collaboration Subversive in Nature?

Billionaires Going Rogue 2012 Election | Rise of Superdads | Over My Dead Body | Dating Goes Partisan

GlamTribale Jewelry & Omo Valley People @ Kol Ami Craft Show Oct 13-14 2012

Sailing Towards Ithaca As A Sensual Journey

Australian Ballet Jubilee | Will Davidson | Vogue Australia November 2012 | ‘Heavenly Creatures’

Fashion’s Hippie Love Trend Is Tied to Womanly Cultural Creative Values

50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Remains the Ultimate Smart Sensuality Blonde

Alfred Hitchcock’s Obsession: Sienna Miller As Tippi Hedren in ‘The Girl’

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: Female, 30-Something, Glamorous & Pregnant | Women’s IQs Now Higher Than Men’s

Cosa Bella’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ | Women of Harlot Babylon

Our Jewelry Expresses the Eroticism of Nature & Beauty of Woman

Louis Vuitton’s Yayoi Kusama Celebration | David Austin Roses | Kate Scott Photography

Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Will Be Read With Eve Ensler At Michigan Capitol June 18th

Small Town Aryanna Strader Voters Like Cupcake Liners, Too

Catholic Bishops Hats Inspire Coconut Shrimp Recipe

For Sister Margaret Farley Responsible Pleasure Is Not a Sin

UniteWomen.org Calls Out PA (R) Congressman Joseph Pitts, Sponsor of HR 358 ‘Let Women Die’ Bill

Bye Bye to UniteWomen.org, Karen Teegarden & Anita Doll Fiouris

Tabea Koebach | Seiji Fujimori | The Ground #2 | ‘The Throne’

Elephants are Matriarchal and Kind to Females in the Animal World | Stop the Republican Disgrace of Elephants

Believing in Birth Control Doesn’t Make Me Un-American | 2 Ps in a Pod by Anne

Franca Sozzani: Living Simply and Thinking Big | We Call It Cultural Creative Wisdom

Marloes Horst | Will Davidson | Harper’s Bazaar Australia March 2012 | ‘Wanderlust’

Research Review: Are Kids of Gay Parents Better Off With Mom & Imprisoned Dad?

Bro. Dennis on Ultra-Orthodox, Fundamentalist, Extreme Moralists as ‘Evil Incarnate’| 2Ps in a Pod

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Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri

Eye 9-25-14 | UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri Leads UAE Air Strikes Against ISIS | Domestic Violence Tab Put At $9.5 Trillion Annually

Eye 9-23-14 Emma Watson On Feminism | Zaha Hadid On Architecture | Biomimicry at Blossom Tower

Eye 9-20-14 | Angelina Jolie To Direct ‘Africa’ | ‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary | Are Conservatives Happier In Liberal Countries?

Eye 9-17-14 | US Poverty & Child Development | Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Collection

Eye 9-15-14 Richard Branson’s Unfulfilled Energy Pledge | G-Spot Science | Malala’s Attackers Arrested.

Eye 9-9-14 Violence Against Women | Scalia & Women’s Rights | Matrilineal Mawlynnong

Eye 9-8-14 | Clintons For Elephants | Organized Crime Deep In Ivory Trade | Clooney & Alamuddin WillWed In Venice

Eye 9/6/14 | Fast Food & Depression | Global Cool Neighborhoods | Liu Wen

Eye 9/3/14 | Dr. Patricia Wright’s Lemurs | Low Carb Diet | Spinach Aids Weight Control

Eye 8/31/14: Global Warming | New Tesla Electric Battery | Elephant Slaughter

Eye 8/29/14 Women In Tech Abrasive | Shakira Pregnant | Abortions At Home

Eye 8/27/14: Beyonce’s Feminism, Moms Against NRA, Women Newscasters, Kurdish Women Soldiers Face ISIS

Eye 8/26/14 SunGlacier | Windowless Jumbo jets | What Is Plagiarism

Eye: Nicer Future | Cathy Horn | Women’s Wages | Marley Coffee

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Sunday
Sep182011

Denmark's First Female Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Denmark has elected its first female prime minister. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 44, won a narrow victory against her far-right opponent and the slim majority left-center ‘Red Bloc’ is expected to loosen strict reforms enacted in 10 years of far-right majority rule.

Not at stake is the Danish acceptance of strong social welfare through high taxes. The parliamentary party differences lie in the protection and implementation of financing the system during uncertain global economic times.

The Guardian UK reports, “Analysts said that in a society that prizes consensus, major changes in key policy areas were unlikely. But with economic stagnation and a rising budget deficit dominating the campaign, the outgoing government promised spending cuts while Thorning-Schmidt argued for more investment in education, welfare, and infrastructure.

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Thursday
Sep152011

Belgium's Z-OUT See-Through Church by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh is a collaboration between two young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh. The brilliant duo recently unveiled a see-through church in the Belgian region of Haspengouw, part of the Z-OUT project which is an ambitious five-year public art project.

The church project is called ‘Reading between the Lines’ and changes perspective inside and out, depending on the location of the viewer in juxtaposition to the structure. The architects say “because the church does not fulfill its classical function, it can be read as a heritage related reflection on the present vacancy of churches in the area — and their potential artistic reuse.”

 

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Thursday
Sep152011

Life In Beautiful Botswana by David Burton | A Smart Sensuality Journey

London-based photographer David Burton showcases the natural beauty of Botswana, in a story about a woman’s quest for self-discovery and enlightenment in this beautiful part of Africa.

Looking at these images causes me to reflect on the first personal writing project that I published as manager of a large university press decades ago. The woman was a nurse with the Peace Corps and she self-published a tender, poignant book of poems about how Botswana impacted her.

The Peace Corps nurse is gone from my life, but her high-impact poems have lived on in my mind.  These beautiful David Burton images resonate with all that AOC is about. To many they are politically incorrect — the white woman “finds herself” in Africa. The nurse’s poems would be battered and bruised today by the pc police — in which Americans lead the way, with the Brits close behind.

I have not updated the 2009 story Botswana Is An Ecological Jewel That Could Sustain Itself. It’s time to revisit what was a promising story about responsible eco-tourism and national development in Botswana, Africa.

Meanwhile, please indulge me with the shared vision of Cultural Creatives, slow living, Green Beings and Smart Sensuality values expressed in these images.

 

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Wednesday
Sep142011

Ali Hewson & Sharon Wauchob's Solid Success Edun Spring 2012 Show

Ali Hewson and Bono at Harlem’s Red Rooster after Edun show. Photo by Steve Eichner via WWDBono and Ali Hewson celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary in August.  In today’s WWD snap of the duo celebrating a well-received Edun spring 2012 women’s show and the launch of the men’s ‘Pioneers Project’ marketing campaign, the synergy of their long-lasting relationship is revealed.

In a recent Independent Ireland feature Ali Hewson: It’s a wonderful life being Mrs Bono, the word is that Hewson may be the quiet, laid-back, unassuming half of one of the biggest marriages in show business, but he knows his place.

He said: “I feel our relationship has changed a lot. For a while I thought I was in charge. I was the hunter-protector. A few years ago it became clear somebody else was in charge and I feel I hold on a lot tighter to her than she does to me, and that slightly bothers me.

“She’s so independent and sometimes I wish she wasn’t.”

Edun Spring 2012 collection

So yes — Bono is seen loud and clear in today’s WWD shot, and the first question isn’t to Hewson about her show but to Bono: What did you think of your wife’s show today? And Bono answers the second WWD question, too: Why did you think the Edun model was a good way to accomplish some of your philanthropic goals?

Bono: Aid, which I spend half of my life fighting for, is a stopgap. Trade is what takes people out of poverty. Africa faces a couple of big hurdles in the next few years. AGOA [the African Growth and Opportunity Act], which is a trade pact between the U.S. and the continent of Africa, runs out in September of next year. [AGOA expires in 2015, but the special apparel provision expires next September.] Unless Africa starts to produce its own high-level fabrics and improves quality of production, many, many factories will close. That’s the worry. Now the opportunity is open-ended. This is a continent that by 2050 will dwarf any other continent in population. Its richness is well known, under the ground. We just need to get it into the people’s hands. The tools to do that are creativity and commerce. We want to be a part of that.

But finally we hear from the brains behind Edun, Ali Hewson:

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Tuesday
Sep132011

Google's New Data Center in Finland Enhances Efficient Energy Plan

Abandoned Finland Mill Goes Google Digital

For Data Center, Google Goes for the Cold WSJ

Unlike America’s tea party members, AOC doesn’t throw off the success stories of the Scandinavian economies as a bunch of lies by socialist communists. We believe Scandinavia has much to teach us about definitions of success and human wellbeing in the modern world.

God didn’t have much to do with Google’s decision to open a $273 million server in Hamina, Finland over the weekend. If you believe in goddesses, then perhaps Mother Nature was operating in Findland’s favor, with its cold climate. As for low electricity prices, she was not involved to the best of our knowledge.

Google’s new data center is located in an old paper ill on the Baltic coast of Finland. The move to digital and the strong environmental ethic in Scandinavia had a major effect on demand in the paper industry. When paper manufacturer Stora Enso Oyj closed down the mill in 2008, Google seized the opportunity to retrofit the strucuture as a new data center.

“When building a data center, there are a whole bunch of cost items involved. These include the cost of land, the actual building and the server equipment. But what has been the main focal point in recent years is the cost of cooling servers,” says Al Verney, a spokesman at Google Benelux.

Data centers now account for 1.5% of the world’s energy usage. Internet traffic is expected to increase four-fold in the next five years.

Google Green

Googles Voluminous and Efficient Energy Consumption

http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/09/09/story-behind-googles-huge-appetite-energy?page=0%2C1

Google’s Vice President of Technical Infrastructure recently blogged news regarding the massive amount of energy they consume and how efficient they are in using it. The blog followed up on an earlier report about how using gmail as opposed to other e-mail services is 80 times less carbon-intensive because of the efficiencies Google has in place.

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Monday
Sep122011

National 9/11 Memorial Opens at NYC Ground Zero | Heath Satow's 9/11 Memorial

National 9/11 Memorial Opens at Ground Zero

The New York memorial honoring those who died on 9/11 opened to the public this morning, a day after its dedication on America’s 10th anniversary of the attacks. It includes the names of 2,983 people killed by al-Qaeda in New York, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

Where the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood, until that blue-sky morning 10 years ago, the memorial includes two one-acre-size pools that spread out across the World Trade Center plaza. The bronze panels with the names of those who died border the pools.

Four hundred swamp white trees line the new plaza and a small clearning caleld the Memorial Glade. This area is set aside for special ceremonies — the weddings of 9/11 children perhaps? The passengers and crew members who died on United Airlines Flight 93 are honored with a navy-blue flag adorned with 40 gold stars, billowing high above the site.

NYC WTC Memorial designer Michael Arad and Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Arad, now a partner with Handl Architects, designed the memorial called ‘Reflecting Absence’. In 2006, Mr. Arad was one of six recipients of the American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Award. The award honors architects licensed for ten years or less “who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.”

In discussing the memorial, the Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott calls it ‘an extraordinary thing.’

“The basic vision works, in part,” he continues, “because it recalls ancient and deeply embedded connections among water, memory and death. Without reference to any single myth, the flowing waters suggest the River Styx, the boundary between life and death in Greek my­thol­ogy. They also suggest portals, or whirlpools, through which one might pass to some unknown beyond, or the waters of death crossed by Gilgamesh in the old Sumerian epic.”

Writing in Metropolis magazine, Philip Nobel calls the memorial “deeply compromised, existentially confused, and flawed by bad taste.”

Reading what we feel is a very wandering, pedantic, confused essay except for the most erudite minds, ‘Memory Holes’ by Nobel, it seems that he objects to the contemplative nature of the memorial, the lack of aggressive machismo, American moxie, in your face triumph that the original WTC skyscrapers signified for the world. He writes:

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Sunday
Sep112011

Sustainable Farming Advocacy l National Yoga Month l Pesticides Linked to ADHD 

Photographer Brock Elbank, ‘Fast Women, Expensive Taste’ for Curves Magazine

Chipotle Goes To Sustainable, Organic Food Sources

Is it true - a fast food chain with a commitment to sustainable and organic food sources? At Chipotle’s 1,100 U.S. locations casual, fast Mexican fare is served with organic, family farmed, local ingredients as much as is possible for a large food chain and they are working hard to source more of their ingredients from pesticide, hormone and anti-biotic free farmers.

Chipotle’s relationship building with smaller, friendlier food sources began in 1999 and was challenged at the time by an insufficient supplier base. Now, animals raised in deeply-bedded or free-range environments account for 100% naturally raised pork and chicken, 85% natural beef  -with a goal of 100%- and working toward the same 100% goal for their dairy cattle according to the Chipotle website. In 2009, Steve Ells, Chipotle founder (1993) and CEO, testified before Congress in defense of eliminating anti-biotics in ranching.

Chipotle’s self-imposed standards has raised the bars for other fast food chains (perhaps inspiring McDonald’s use of cage-free eggs) and continues to strive to maintain and improve on their own statistical competence. They also have been using 0 trans fat fry oil since 2004, well ahead of the rest of the pack.

A newly created non-profit organization, The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, aims to increase the amount of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. and is dedicated to bringing food awareness not only among ranchers and farmers but passing along through education of younger generations.

 

Enjoy the video as Willie Nelson sings Coldplay’s “The Scientist” while a small family farmer’s realization and regret of industrialization prompts a return to his simpler, gentler farming ways.

Organic consumers have hope - we still have people in high places that are fighting the good food fight! Lisa

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