Meet Porter. The World’s First Driving Dog

Category: Funny/Etc.

That’s no joke. Porter, is the world’s first dog that can drive a car. Serious shit:

Nature is badass…dogs are the cream of that crop.

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Bill Gates: Jumps A Chair Like A Gangster

Category: Funny/Etc.

Every wondered who was cooler; Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? This video provides clear proof that Bill Gates is the superior human:

Give it to Mr. Gates. Jumping a chair from a standstill, like a straight gangster!

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You Won’t Believe What the Food Industry Is Doing to Keep Americans Hooked on Junk | Alternet

Category: News

The junk food industry is getting sneakier in its tactics to entice people into consuming its concoctions.
June 18, 2013 | With the exposure of troubling obesity rates, outrage over undisclosed genetically engineered wheat (and other) crops, the successful worldwide March Against Monsanto effort in May and statewide bans of GE crops that followed, the US citizenry is expanding its awareness and concern about food health. The junk food industry is responding by getting sneakier in its tactics to entice, exploit and beguile people into consuming its concoctions.

Here are a few of the most disturbing deceptions the industry is using to keep Americans hooked on its junk.

1. Branding Processed Foods to Look “Natural”

Those grill marks on your burger? Not real. They were put there by the factory, just like a pre-torn blue jean purchased at a name-brand store. Junk food companies are branding their foods to have a more natural, homemade appearance—and the painful, Orwellian doublespeak-style irony is that to do so actually requires more processing than ever.

Rather than switch to ingredients that are actually healthier and less processed, food engineers at companies with notoriously processed products—namely Kraft, Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Domino’s, among others—are responding to concerns surrounding overly processed foods with an unhealthy and deceiving facade of healthy looking foods.

Kraft Foods engineers spent two years manufacturing a Carving Board line process that would create uneven turkey slabs, and Wendy’s intentionally created curvier “natural squares” out of perfectly square beef chunks so the squares would appear less processed. Read More at Alternet.org

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MillerCoors Brewery Now Recycles All Waste

Category: Drinks,News

MillerCoors brewery now recycles all waste - The Denver Post

Workers in the nation’s largest brewery have transformed their operations and no longer send any garbage to dumps.

After nearly two years of developing ways to divert 135 tons of trash each month, MillerCoors leaders on Monday announced that all waste now is recycled.

Two years ago, brewery managers were paying Waste Management to haul those tons of glass, spent grain and hops, plastics and metals for burial in metro landfills. MillerCoors now projects a $1 million a year revenue boost from the sale of recycled materials at the Golden plant alone.

Hops and barley, prime ingredients in the annual production of 346 million gallons of beer, is trucked away daily and used to feed cattle.

Discarded glass is sent to a nearby plant that makes new bottles.

Cardboard moves to mills. Plastic wrapping becomes grist for composite decking at homes. Metals are hauled to scrap yards for re-sale into global commodities markets.

Making this shift “is important,” said Phil Savastano, MillerCoors’ vice president in charge of the brewery. “We feel that, in order to compete long into the future, we need to protect our resources and maintain our environment.”

Read more: MillerCoors brewery now recycles all waste – The Denver Post

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Bond / TruLuv (Sweden): Cellophane Graffiti

Category: Graffiti/Art

Check out Bond, from Sweden, taking the art of the concrete jungles to the forest: Cellophane Graffiti

This is a great idea. No walls? No problem…just put up your own quicklike, then commence with the painting.

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Gummy Soul Presents: “Fela Soul” by Amerigo Gazaway

Category: Hip-Hop

Here’s a cool concept; mix up music from Fela Kuti and apply De La Soul vocals. The result? Fela Soul…the De La remix project by Amerigo Gazaway (Gummy Soul). Here’s a vid:

Check out the rest of the project: Fela Soul

From the creator:
What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.

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How Industrial Pot Growers Ravage the Land: A Google Earth Tour

Category: Uncategorized


Head over to MotherJones for more info

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