Thursday, January 21, 2010

Educate Yoself

“A freedom fighter learns the hard way that it is the oppressor who defines the nature of the struggle, and the pressed is often left no recourse but to use methods that mirror those of the oppressor. At a certain point, one can only fight fire with fire.

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” A Long Walk to Freedom Pg 229

I just found this most amazing webpage that shows how in utero development and then overlaps the impacts of dioxin, phthalates, and bisphenol A. It's incredible. You can click on different periods of development and read about a study that was completed that explains what is happening and how chemicals are impacting the development at that stage. holy crap!

Check it out.

And watch this kind of absurd video from Women's Voices for the Earth on why disinfectants are not something you want to be spraying around your house. A lot of people (maybe even you?) think that it is important to spray down everything in your home with a good old fashion disinfectant, but if something is meant to kill living things, why wouldn't it also harm your body? They recently released a report that you can read, but there are also shorter fact sheets on the same page.


p.s. A good friend of mine just blamed his not doing well at football last night on it being wintertime. See . . . it's bad right now over here. We are all suffering from lack of sunshine and being cold. (yea me, I just successfully filtered a very inappropriate comment!)

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