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David Swanson: The Decline and Fall of the United States

The United States leads the way in environmental destruction, trailing only China in carbon dioxide emissions but almost tripling China’s emissions when measured per capita.

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Bury the Lede

Things decay in the campo. They break down, fall apart, succumb to the entropic forces of heat and wet and hard use. Shoe soles crack, fray, come to pieces, holes wear into socks and shirts and packs, mud and road dust creep into everything. 1,621 more words

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Smaller Is Better

Trey and I each have a favorite beer. His is the Hexagenia IPA from Fall River Brewing, a small-batcher made with water from the same and you can only get your hands on it in Redding, California or thereabouts. 1,517 more words

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I’m helping to copy edit the travel book of a friend of mine in Istanbul. He just turned in his second draft, and I’ve been looking at it for the last hour. 1,686 more words

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I can’t know for sure what the first thing any American notices about Mexico is, but inefficiency has to be in the top ten.

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And in Mexico, We're Merely Players

Awhile ago, I wrote about the drudgery of Peace Corps life and how it does little to improve you. That might have been less than true. 1,265 more words

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Wealth disparity. It’s something that exists everywhere, albeit to different degrees of visibility and contrast. Skyscrapers loom imposingly over one man’s hammock. During the day he drives a tuk-tuk for tourists, whose pressing concerns include whether they should get their manicures touched up before or after cocktails. 268 more words