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The best solution? by Chuck Baclagon
November 28, 2006, 4:48 am
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As I was flying to the expensively heated grounds of Singapore, captivated by Time Magazine’s Science vs Religion feature, I came across the magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year. Well, do I have to mention the overtly famous YouTube as the number one discovery? Lets not act surprised here. Amongst the new toys and transportations, the things that caught my attention were the hug-stimulating shirt, the floating bed, the appealing flexible flat lights and the hospital-helping robot, but I found the power saving knick-knacks, highlighted in the article, the most stirring of all. Continue reading

TRIVIA TIME by Chuck Baclagon
November 26, 2006, 4:43 am
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Well, it’s been a while. This “prelude to a wrap-up” has taken some time. Thankfully Bengkers managed to get a nice post from her friend, Giselle, which you can browse in the post just before this one. As thanks, were posting a nice sunset pic for Giselle from young ones at the historic site of Angkor Wat, standing up (and sitting down) for their future.

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ELECTRIC SHOCK by Chuck Baclagon
November 23, 2006, 5:04 am
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Here’s a post from my good friend, Giselle Segovia, who wants to help out. She used to be the editor-in-chief of the event/music magazine Lemon and she’s been writing ever since I remember. She now stays in Canada and would really like to help out in any way she can. Thanks G, you’re the best!

Living in a country that yearly plunge into below zero temperatures, it’s not difficult at all to disconnect to something as trivial as “climate change.” Summer in Toronto is literally borrowed time and is forever too short. I can totally see how people here or in North America in general can take global warming for granted – hot temperatures are hard to come by on this side of the globe.
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PRELUDE TO A WRAP-UP by Chuck Baclagon
November 18, 2006, 5:00 am
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It’s the last day of the Nairobi negotiations and it has been frustrating and also exhilarating. For one, my glasses broke a few days ago and I’ve been getting this dull headache from time to time since then, similar to a low-grade hangover. Work hours during climate treaty events are also notoriously long — for most of those involved in such negotiations, day in and day out it can be mostly non-stop lobbying, writing articles or position papers, strategizing, coordinating with colleagues and allied organizations, meetings with delegates, patching up political spats and leveraging support for specific measures or issues or positions, putting out ‘political brush fires’ or igniting indignation. It’s been a tough two weeks. Happily, through the Cool The Planet site, blogging with such a wide and diverse group of people has provided a nice, distinct frame to my activities here in Nairobi. We’ve begun a nice conversation alright, and we’ve had bloggers, commentators and visitors from virtually all the regions in our planet. The chat box alone showed that climate friends from Iran, Brazil, Italy, Nepal, India, Pakistan, the US, Canada, Korea and New Zealand had dropped by to leave good thoughts and good words for everyone to munch on.

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Skate boarding anyone? by Chuck Baclagon
November 16, 2006, 4:57 am
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Skateboarding has entered an era where top riders sign corporate sponsorship contracts with “anti-offensiveness” and “no disparagement” clauses, mainstream television stations like ESPN- Disney’s sports division – show the X-Games and skateboarders shred at the Olympics. Thanks to corporations like Nike we can eat extreme pizza, drive Nissan’s X-Terra SUV, wear extreme deodorant, hire extreme consulting firms and invest in extreme equity funds. But if we are all extreme now, then where have the real rebels gone? Disappeared in a haze of Ritalin?

Maria Hampton
How Nike Conquered Skateboard Culture
Adbusters #65 May-June 2006

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Water by Chuck Baclagon
November 16, 2006, 4:52 am
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Here’s another post from Bangalore-based writer Samir. Read it and learn, and tell us later what fluid thoughts you plan to breed, and whether you know of a better escape clause than the person Samir asks at the end of his piece.
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