Archive for June, 2016

Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site – The New York Times

Jewish forced laborers dug a tunnel from this holding pit near Vilnius, Lithuania, into the surrounding forest. Credit Ezra Wolfinger for NOVA

In 1944, 80 captive Jews who were being forced to burn bodies at a Nazi extermination site attempted an escape.

Source: Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site – The New York Times

John D. Liu Interview: “It is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” – The Permaculture Research Institute

 

Recognizing that the ecological outcomes are not inevitable but are the result of mistakes in economic thinking suggests the solution. Essentially, the economy is inverted. Things produced by human beings are derivatives of the Earth’s ecosystems. They have been inflated and the Source of Life has been said to be worth nothing. This is simply fundamentally untrue. In order to get a different result, we must invert the economy again. Putting the source of life at a higher value that the derivatives. If we invert the existing economy to recognize the value of natural ecosystem function, the economy will be much larger than it is now. Then growth in the economy will be increased biodiversity, biomass and accumulated organic matter, which is also what nature wants. It will also be impossible to pollute or degrade as to do this would reduce wealth.

John D. Liu participated in the Permaculture Design Certificate Course conducted last May/June by the World Permaculture Association (www.world-permaculture.org) in Pisa (Tuscany, Italy) with Rhamis Kent as the lead teacher. This event was convened in order to implement & initiate the World Permaculture Association mission: to mobilize and inspire people to achieve food security by improving human management of natural living systems through the use and application of permaculture principles. […]

Source: John D. Liu Interview: “It is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” – The Permaculture Research Institute

A scientist discovered a new color of blue – Tech Insider

Chemist Mas Subramanian. Courtesy of Oregon State University.

The world’s newest shade of blue is brilliantly bright.

Source: A scientist discovered a new color of blue – Tech Insider

A Brief History of Ultramarine—The World’s Costliest Color

Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665.

A brief history of ultramarine.Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665.Michelangelo couldn’t afford ultramarine. His painting The Entombment, the story goes, was left unfinished as the result of his failure to procure the prized pigment. Rafael reserved ultramarine for his final coat, preferring for his base layers a common azurite; Vermeer was less parsimonious… Read More »

Source: A Brief History of Ultramarine—The World’s Costliest Color

Laura Nyro – I Never Meant To Hurt You – YouTube

Laura Nyro “Oo-h Child” – YouTube

Laura Nyro Live at the Seattle Opera House April 10 1971 – YouTube