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Gregory York

From: Las Vegas, United States

Cultural communications theorist. I am most passionate about causes that work to end resource insecurities: food; water; childcare; time; etc. As the token example of an underprivileged child who graduated from a public ivy with a combination of luck and test scores, its my responsibility to make sure no one ever has to be that lucky again.

Interests: Environment

I'm back on this site after a long hiatus. For a long time, I was sharing the message of social justice without actually working to affect change. I was looking for "likes" when I should have been using this site to make the world a better place. I won't make that mistake again. Now in my final semester of grad school and actively involved in Las Vegas social justice, I won't talk about change if can be the change to which I'm referring!

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It is finally possible to transition from fossil fuels in an economically realistic way!

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/201…evolution/

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Why The Renewables Revolution Is Now Unstoppable
http://thinkprogress.org
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This is really difficult for me. I don't see how this differs from any other type of animal testing. If the intent was to test medical practices on them anyway, how is genetically altering them in some way worse? It's not as if they were ever going to be allowed a decent existence.

http://gizmodo.com/ethicists-v…1754939733

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Ethicists Voice Concerns Over Creation of Humanized 'Autistic' Monkeys
http://gizmodo.com
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Fereshta  Abbasi
Fereshta Abbasi

I cannot accept it too.

roberto cinquina
roberto cinquina

Victorians have combined a lot of damage! ahahah

Tahsin Can
Tahsin Can

Thank you for useful information.
source: http://www.klimaservis.com/

Whew! Star Wars watched! My all social media boycott can officially come to an end.

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North Carolina rejected a proposal to install solar panels after a retired science teacher claimed they caused cancer & her husband warned against them draining the sun of energy.

Just in case anyone was wondering about the special hurdles progressive causes have in the South-Eastern United States.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/14/…rom-the-s/

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NC town fears solar farm will 'suck up all the energy from the sun'
http://www.engadget.com
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Mahabir Pun connected his entire rural town in Nepal to the world! It used to take two days just to check email. Internet access is always the most ignored resource. Amazing!

http://gizmodo.com/watch-how-o…p5qEjtVQ.4

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Watch How One Man Took the Internet to 60,000 People in Rural Nepal
http://gizmodo.com
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This always seems like an echo of a problem that doesn't exist. I don't go into a store and say, "I have a girl. What are you offering?" She asks for very specific items, and I pay no attention to the gender section when I'm looking for them.

Toy sellers step gingerly into debate over gender-specific labeling
http://wapo.st/1OE0ztW

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Toy sellers step gingerly into debate over gender-specific labeling
https://www.washingtonpost.com
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Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

I dunno. Some boys get mercilessly bullied for playing with dolls and I didn't have the easier time of it rejecting dolls for lego and swords. If we just did away with the gender segregation in stores it might help break that stigma down rather than reinforce it from the instant you stepped into the store.

Gregory York
Gregory York

I am in favor of no gender-specific toy sections. What I never understand is the controversy surrounding removing the section. It would be great if it actually broke down stigmas! LEGOs are real mess right now.

My daughter really wants a Hello Barbie, (you know - it's connected to the internet and has cameras and mics; so it sees and it listens and it talks).

After the V-Tech hacks, I don't know if it's such a good idea anymore.

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Jeff Peters
Jeff Peters

Maybe I'm being old now, but I'd be reluctant to give a child a super connected toy like that. Though the idea is very interesting.

Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

I feel like if 4chan found even a tiny flaw in their security protocols the result would not be pretty

Gregory York
Gregory York

Right? Originally, I had figured what's one more connected device? Between tablets, laptops, phones and an Xbox; my home has more surveillance equipment than a 60s spy movie. Still the toy might become a real target because of what it is.

Is cloning cows for beef ethically better or worse than traditional breeding methods?

As someone who doesn't eat meat, I don't feel like I'm able understand the politics of it very well.

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/12/chi…ce=mainrss

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China To Begin Cattle Cloning
http://www.ubergizmo.com
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Fred Rivett
Fred Rivett

It's a great question Gregory. I'm quite uneducated in this area, but whenever cloning lives, be them animal or human, comes up, I always feel uncomfortable. It might be unfounded if I understood this more, but the idea of duplicating life feels a bit off to me. Interested to hear others opinions on this.

Raphaelle Heaf
Raphaelle Heaf

Do we really need more beef? Isn't it the biggest cause of climate change? I do like a good steak but I do think a well farmed, free roaming, grass fed cow is far happier and produces better quality food to eat if we do eat them.

Jeff Peters
Jeff Peters

Oooh good question. The idea of cloning overall brings up a ton of ethical questions.

Fiona Apps
Fiona Apps

...what exactly is there to gain from that? If you're going high-tech grow that stuff in a lab!

Gregory York
Gregory York

I was wondering that too. The whole process of breeding seems really artificial already, and you still need an actual womb to carry it, right? How does cloning speed up the process? Clones are just identical twins. Aren't you just making cow twins at regular speed?