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Thursday, August 21,2014

A bright future outside plastics

Local author charts a course toward a life without the modern era’s most ubiquitous material

By Elizabeth Miller
When Michael SanClements set out on an eco-dare to create no plastic waste for two weeks, he says it changed the way he saw the world by opening his eyes to just how prevalent plastics are. In his book, Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles, he documents a day in the life of a modern plastic consumer.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Local humanitarian group gives Boulder City Council action plan for helping homeless

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder Rights Watch has submitted recommendations to Boulder City Council that it believes will greatly help the city’s homeless community.
Thursday, August 21,2014

This buzz kills

Synthetic marijuana, a potent substitute for cannabis, is turning up in Boulder County

By Matt Cortina
Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice, is a combination of herbs and chemicals that are supposed to mimic the effects of marijuana. It is marketed as fake weed or incense and labeled as “not for human consumption.” Typically it is sold in foil packages with names like “Black Mamba,” “Legal Weed,” “K2,” or “Scooby Snax.
Thursday, August 21,2014

No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.

By Paul Danish
(For the record, there were a number of reasons why the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, but grabbing Iraq’s oil wasn’t one of them. If there is any lingering doubt on this point, consult the list of oil companies which have gotten concessions from the Iraqi government.
Thursday, August 21,2014

The militarization of ‘Officer Friendly’

By Jim Hightower
It’s your and my local police departments patrolling our cities. Remember “Officer Friendly,” the beat cops who were known as “peace officers”? The friendlies have largely been transformed into militarized forces, literally armed with and garbed in war gear and indoctrinated in military psychology, rather than the ethic of community policing.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Crunching numbers in the cannabis debate

By Leland Rucker
“Thirty-six percent of high-school When it comes to statistics, I come from the old seniors have used cannabis in the past school. I generally don’t trust them and follow the year, and an alarming 6.5 percent smoked cannabis precepts outlined by C. Davenport Hughes in The.
Thursday, August 14,2014

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage
I’m a 25-year-old gay male into puppy play. About a year ago, I joined a pack with one Sir and several puppies. I became very close to one of my “pup bros” and became his alpha — meaning between the two of us, I’m more Dom but still sub to our Sir.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Astrology

By Rob Brezsny
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Thursday, August 14,2014

Greenhouse gas

Local startup taps Upslope’s CO2 emissions to green the brewing process

By Josh Gross
About the only thing Boulderites like to flaunt as much as the city’s plethora of microbreweries is its interest in sustainability. Too bad then that the brewing process creates a butt-ton of carbon dioxide (approximately 100 tons for a 10,000 barrel-ayear brewery), which means that enjoying a nice barrel-aged porter like a boss also means contributing to climate change like a salaried worker.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Following the recipe

Vina Pho & Grill is certainly Vietnamese food

By Josh Gross
The menu is as standard as the exterior architecture: pho and noodle bowls served with lime chili fish sauce (nuac cham). Par for the course, there are a wide variety of phos to choose from, the biggest differences between them being the cuts of meat.
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