It’s Not Easy Being Green

The cloth diapering world was recently hit with the scandal that the “organic bamboo velour” (and fleece, and terry, and jersey) that has been touted to hell and back as being eco-friendly, naturally anti-microbial and anti-fungal, and an all-around miracle fabric is, in fact, rayon. Oops.

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Yummy Trees

Thank goodness I’m nutty about aggregating my links back to my site, because otherwise I’d have lost them all in the great [Ma.gnolia]( database fail of 2009. As it stands, I just had to dig up my [Delicious]( password and update my [Postalicious]( plugin settings. It only took four months for me to actually do that.


> He read up on the situation. The USGS estimated that Antarctica held perhaps fifty billion barrels of oil; only a couple more decades’ worth, at current consumption rates. _*But at twenty dollars a barrel, that was a trillion dollars.*_ Which was only a year of the U.S. government’s budget, and only a year of the world’s military budgets; but more than enough to pay off all the debts that had the southern nations lashed to the harshest austerity programs the World Bank and IMF could devise. He could see how the logic of the system might drive them to it.
> Kim Stanley Robinson, _Antarctica_ (1998)

[Oil sets new record near $147 a barrel](

Worst Idea Ever

[401k]( [debit]( [cards]( Because the average American consumer has already shown such great self-control in matters of personal finance that we need to give them fresh rope.

Lost In Translation

> Teh Ceiling Cat giv me cheezburger, teh Ceiling Cat takded mah cheezburger awai. I stil laiks teh Ceiling Cat.
> [Job 1: 21.](

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