Rolling Stone recently ran a must-read article entitled "The Great American Bubble Machine." A better title would be "How Wall Street is taking over Washington."

This article about Goldman Sachs is so full of incredible, unbelievable statements it should make your head reel.

"From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression - and they're about to do it again..."

Yes, this is another very interesting piece of opinion by journalist MATT TAIBI, a man who is always good at opinionated articles. Read it and make up your own mind!

Natural Home MagazineHomeowners pay attention! If you're looking for environmentally friendly ways to improve their house, look here!

So many great products are on this list recently featured in Natural Home Magazine, from natural linoleum flooring (I want that!) to tubular skylights (I love those!).

These great products that have become popular in the past decade. Just focus on a few and you will go a long way to help make your home healthier and lower your impact on the environment.

The Evolution of Stuff: Best Eco-Products of the Decade

Everyone knows you can download a zillion songs on mp3s.

But did you know you can also download more than 60,000 live music shows by over 3000 bands? And on top of it they are completely legally and free? Oh, did I mention that most of them are available in high quality lossless formats as well?

The answer is the LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE at, the Internet Archive!

The Live Music Archive is run by This is an online community providing high quality live concerts in a lossless, downloadable format. The Internet Archive teamed up with to preserve as many live concerts as possible for everyone to enjoy.

Uh, wait a minute... what kind of band would allow their live show to be downloaded for free? Well for those who did not know, there are a lot of bands like this. These band allow fans to freely trading some of their music, usually live recordings of their performances.

Some artists formally allow both taping and trading (e.g. most Jam Bands like the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Phish, Widespread Panic, and so on). Some artists formally or tacitly allow trading of tapes even if taping isn't allowed. Regardless of the specific bands' trading policies, this is all for noncommercial use. In other words, it is for fans to enjoy!

If that's enough to convince you then by all means click here now:

Here's a plug for the Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair!

Every year I stop by this wonderful event to learn about the various government, eduational, business and nonprofit groups in the San Francisco Bay Area that are innovators in environmental education, for example Generation Green and their Dumpster Diversion Project.

The BAEER Fair is one of the best ways to show Bay Area kids of all ages some hands on environmental education.

The 32nd Annual Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair (BAEER Fair) happens in just a few months - on January 24th, 2009.

A wide-sweeping collection of resources dedicated to environmental education will be on hand at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall in San Rafael, CA.

This all day event (10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) draws teachers, students, parents, and community educators to see the many exhibits, events, and demonstrations from organizations across the spectrum of environmental education.

The Lawrence Hall of Science is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2009 BAEER Fair.

For more information, please visit

And mark your calendars for January 24, 2009.