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Wednesday, November 25,2015

Now you see it, now you don’t

Local photographer captures Tibet's vanishing culture

By Caitlin Rockett
John Birchak’s eyes well with tears as he speaks about his first days in Tibet — three days in the sacred city of Lhasa, often spent watching Buddhist devotees walk wellworn paths around and around and around monasteries on Barkhor Street. “During those three days it was absolutely bliss to be in the old Barkhor,” Birchak says. “There are all these street vendors out in front of the buildings, and every morning and every evening there was this beautiful stream of people doing their daily kora, their daily walk, saying their prayers. You just had to step into this stream…” he pauses as the tears form, then he asks forgiveness.
Wednesday, November 25,2015

Skipping school

COP21 youth demonstrations call for a student walk out

By Sarah Haas
For the first time in more than 20 years of United Nations negotiations, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and taking monumental steps toward global governance on climate change.
Wednesday, November 25,2015

Letters to the Future

LettersToTheFuture.org Scientists, authors and activists predict the outcome of the upcoming UN Climate Talks in Paris

World leaders from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris during the first two weeks of December for the long-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference. Will the governments of the world finally pass a binding global treaty aimed at reducing the most dangerous impacts of global warming … or will they fail in this task?.
Wednesday, November 25,2015

Outdoor fun for all

By Boulder Weekly Staff
• Pot holder on lid underside allows one handed carrying Sea to Summit has a whole line of pots, plates, bowls etc. and all make for great gifts..
Wednesday, November 25,2015


By the way, the liberal progressive voice that elected you in a very expensive race stands for open-minded participatory democracy. We do not want private, clandestine, corporate-favoring trade agreements.
Wednesday, November 25,2015


By Paul Danish
The confab is called the Conference of Parties 21 (or COP21), the parties being the 195 nations who have signed on to the UN Framework on Climate Change adopted at an international conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The agreement came into “full force” (whatever that means) in 1994.
Wednesday, November 25,2015

Where did Thanksgiving come from?

By Jim Hightower
Only half of the Mayflower Pilgrims who’d arrived at Plymouth Rock the previous December survived their first year in the New World (new, of course, only to those undocumented immigrants from England, not to the local citizens). Still, to celebrate and offer thanks for their survival, the newcomers planned a communal meal following the fall harvest.
Thursday, November 19,2015


By Dan Savage
I’ve always been a big believer in the common-sense obviousness that monogamy is hard. Additionally, I like the idea of my wife getting fucked. I don’t have any desire to be denigrated or emasculated; I just get off on the idea of her being satisfied and a little transgressive.
Thursday, November 19,2015

A word to those seniors who are cannabis-curious

By Leland Rucker
A new medical marijuana dispensary aimed at seniors just jumped through another hoop in its bid for acceptance in Berkeley, California. Hopeful proprietor Sue Taylor says her business, if approved, would provide services for seniors with compatible medical strains and remedies alongside health and information classes aimed at the fast-growing retirement crowd. It would be the first, she says, in the nation.
Thursday, November 19,2015


An irreverent and not always accurate view of the world

The news was met with a collective sigh of relief from all mankind, but especially from a zoo in West Virginia, where after getting into a shouting and feces-throwing match about who was smarter, a pack of locals were preparing to angrily flip over a chess board after they slowly realized that Koko had put them in checkmate after four turns.