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Victoria N. Alexander

Citizen based in New York, NY, United States. Joined on Mar 14, 2012
Expertise in Environment & green living, Science & space

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Review: Have researchers discovered the gene for aging? Special

Cracking the Aging Code: The New Science of Growing Old—And What it Means for Staying Young, by Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan, will be released June 14th, showing us how to increase the quality and quantity of our later years.

American Institute of Architects to reconsider WTC 7 Collapse Special

At their national convention May 14-16, AIA members will be voting on a resolution to adopt a position statement in support of a new investigation into the collapse of “Building 7” on September 11, 2001.

Op-Ed: Poo Power—DiY waste-to-energy and water conservation

Home biogas reactors, used throughout China and India, turn human waste into energy, conserve water, and stop fresh water pollution. Why don’t we have these systems in the U.S.?

Op-Ed: Eclectic Chic—reduce, reuse, and recycle Special

Millerton - The trendy table of today is set with a mismatched collection of silver from various aunts, fine china discovered at antiques shops, and old jelly jars. Millennials have learned to cherish fine, unique things and reject their parents’ disposable culture

Op-Ed: Worker-owned co-ops—An alternative to unions v. ‘right to work’

A worker-owned business that gives workers a share of the profits and a say in how the company is run is better than a union, better than right-to-work legislation.

Op-Ed: Food Insecurity — DiY solutions from rainy day preppers

"Food Security" is a new and well-funded political industry, whose objective is to assess the ability of low-income families to purchase food and/or to find wholesome food to purchase. But what happens in a crisis when trucks can’t deliver?

Op-Ed: Homeschooling — DiY alternative to public education

Top universities actively recruit homeschooled applicants. On average, they test 37 percent above public and private school students and tend to be better prepared for life, career and college. Is it time to rethink our educational system?

Op-Ed: Vegetable oil: a DiY solution to fossil fuel pollution Special

The fossil fuel industry has an enormous impact on politics, the economy, and our health. This pollution Goliath is just too powerful to fight with government regulations. Take matters into your own hands and put vegetable oil in your fuel tank.

Paul Grignon responds to John Oliver on infrastructure Special

On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, popular comedian John Oliver looked at the crumbling infrastructure in the U.S. and asked how the government might raise funds for repairs when the people adamantly reject the idea of raising taxes.

Op-Ed: Do-It-Yourself Political Change: Tired of signing petitions?

While the world waits for corrupt politicians to pass legislation against political corruption, we can start voting with our dollars to help decentralize and diminish the political-economic powers that control us.

Massive political-music festival planned for UCLA Special

Los Angeles - On May 10th the 10,000-seat Pauley Pavilion will be filled with supporters of every activist group and worthy cause that has ever asked for your signature on their petitions, as the “United We Stand” festival launches a movement to end corporatocracy

Anti-war-on-terror group's free speech challenged in Ottawa

Ottawa - On September 18th, the Ottawa Transit Commission will meet to decide whether or not an anti-war, pro-civil liberties group, currently running ads on 300 buses in Ottawa, will be allowed to continue to air their message.

Review: ‘Global Insanity’ by James A. Coffman and Donald C. Mikulecky Special

'Sanitas' is Latin for health, note the authors of ‘Global Insanity: How Homo sapiens Lost Touch with Reality while Transforming the World.’ Like health, sanity entails balance. As a society with severe power imbalances, we may be literally insane.

'Strike Debt' Occupy Group Takes Action Against Unfair Debt

New York - Strike Debt is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street that is trying to build popular resistance to all forms of unfairly imposed debt. They will be sponsoring a week of action and education March 16-23th, culminating in an event in New York on March 23rd.

Small but significant triumph for 9/11 truth activist in UK court Special

Horsham - In an act of civil disobedience, Tony Rooke refused to pay a £130 TV license fee, alleging that the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks. Facing a judge Monday, Rooke was 'not convicted' and did not have to pay the fine.

AE911Truth condemns Delacroix painting vandal

On February 7th, a woman was arrested for tagging the famous Eugène Delacroix painting, "La Liberté guidant le peuple" (Liberty Guiding the People) in a Louvre satellite museum in Lens, France.

Salon and Slate Magazines Confused Over 9/11 Facts

Last Tuesday, Salon magazine published an article expressing sympathy for the 9/11 truth movement: "Give Truthers a Chance: Not all conspiracy theorists are as crazy and absurd as Alex Jones and the Sandy Hook truthers would have you think."

Is the gov't spying? Alternative search engines protect privacy

When you use search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, your activity is tracked. Your personal data -- location, political leanings, sexual orientation, and medical condition -- is collected, stored and can be used in ways that might surprise you.

Censorship: Facebook deletes pages of 9/11 activists Special

Recently, Facebook has removed the pages of about 50 political activists. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth founder Richard Gage lost his page, as did several other activists. Later, the pages were reactivated.

Children's novel about stripping causes controversy

Carolina Beach - Tabitha Bachert, a mother in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, is upset that her 8-year-old daughter checked out 'The Glass Café' by Gary Paulsen from her school's library.
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