Links for 3/16/17

Who was Australia’s first surfer? A century-old tale of sailors, spectators and a Duke | Sport | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z45h3U1H7kU

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

California has the nation’s highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living | PolitiFact California


 

Source: Bill Campbell-Weird-Oh’s artist. in Final Farewells Forum


 

Mozambique Surfing travel guide Mozambique surf spot + forum for surfing in Mozambique


 

It seems to me as if prophecies of Trump have been built into the culture, perhaps by the aliens who seeded us on Earth

Source: Full of nuts, watching a 70s western, I saw America’s future… | Stewart Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

Links for 3/8/17

Steve McQueen’s long missing ‘Bullitt’ Mustang found / Boing Boing


 

I pledge to stand in resistance to Donald Trump’s assault on America’s clean air, clean water, climate, wildlife, civil rights, reproductive rights, gender and racial equality, and freedom of speech and religion.

Source: Pledge of Resistance to Donald Trump’s Assault on America’s Environment, Democracy and Civil Rights


 

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon


 

https://vimeo.com/62711832


 

Defend California from Federal and Civil Rights Rollbacks | NRDC

 

Links for 3/5/17

After the fires killed 11 and devastated vast swaths of land in January many are asking if subsidised timber plantations are to blame

Source: Did Pinochet-era deregulation cause Chile’s worst-ever wildfires? | World news | The Guardian


 

Mozambique Surf Guide | GoSurfAfrica


 

“Awful,” says writer and painter Ben Shattuck – but in the good way.

Source: What’s It Like to Be the Artist-in-Residence at America’s Least Visited National Park? | NRDC


 

Climate change: Apocalypse by 1000 cuts


 

“I’m glad I packed extra anti-depressants on this trip.” – Mark Cunningham

Source: Jack Johnson’s Film On Ocean Plastic Pollution | The Inertia


 

Housed in a memorial lighthouse, this museum relays the history of surfing, beginning with the antics of royal Hawaiian teenagers.

Source: How Surfing Was Brought to Santa Cruz By Three Teenage Hawaiian Princes

Links for 2/26/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRvtw6-smG8

 

And it won’t soon be forgotten.

Source: The Standing Rock Fire Is Visible All Over the United States


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w

James Baldwin trounces William F. Buckley (1965)

Source: James Baldwin trounces William F. Buckley (1965)

You surely do notice the absence of a native in the discussion.


 

The Lost Journals of Peter Troy from TSJ 20.4.

Source: The Archivist: World Tour | The Surfers Journal


 

West Hollywood honors the era of the Sunset Strip’s heyday

Source: These Rare Vintage Photos of the Sunset Strip Will Transport You to the 1960s – Los Angeles Magazine


 

Patagonia Makes Things Political With Outdoor Retailer Show In Utah


 

https://youtu.be/N-Y2IjMrgf8

The faster-than-expected melt of the Greenland ice sheet is yet another example of climate models proving to be too conservative.

Source: Greenland Ice Sheet Melting 600 Percent Faster Than Predicted by Current Models | naked capitalism

Links for 2/19/17

Dem Häuptlingssohn, bestaunt im kolonialen Menschenzoo, gelang ein rasanter Aufstieg. Martin Dibobe kam 1896 aus Kamerun nach Berlin. Er wurde Schlosser, Zugführer, Beamter. Und Vorkämpfer für die Rechte der Afrikaner.

Source: Martin Dibobe, preußischer Afro-Sozi: Black Power im Kaiserreich


 

Can Preservationists Save L.A.’s Late Modernist Landmarks? – Architecture Lab


 

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous.

Source: Our seas have become a plastic graveyard – but can technology turn the tide?


 

That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm


 

Carbon Tracker Initiative’s Luke Sussams says the dropping costs of renewable energy could see global demand for oil and coal peak by 2020

Source: Solar Created More Jobs in 2016 Than Oil, Gas and Coal Combined


 

Despite having celebrated a victory against the corporation who was constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline, water protectors everywhere might be having to head out into the freezing cold once again to defend the sacred land and valuable waterways. This is because President Donald Trump is expected to go forward with plans to sign an executive

Source: Trump to Sign Executive Order Pushing Through Construction of DAPL & Keystone XL Pipeline – The Ring of Fire Network

Links for 2/14/17

Nik Stain, Andrew Wilson, Hjalte Halberg, Roman Gonzales and more make the most of blue skies and beer fuelled night sessions.

Source: Jesse Alba and Polar in Puerto Rico – Sidewalk Skate…


 

On the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit. Why was the lawsuit brought? Who is the lawsuit against? Find out.

Source: FAQ: Standing Rock Litigation | Earthjustice


 

Dear family, friends, fellow skaters and supporters..I write this message for all those who love the internet and for all those who hate it and those of you wh

Source: Why Longboarding for Peace? | Concrete Wave Magazine


 

Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast


 

Source: Turning America into a Global Climate Outcast | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avS_LmI_-ow

Bioluminescent beaches

Source: Bioluminescent beaches / Boing Boing


 

https://vimeo.com/200269182

Source: Paris Truck Co.: Paris in Beijing Video Release

Links for 2/10/17

Thousands rally across the country to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline as two city councils have voted to divest billions from the project

Source: Billions Divested from Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline


 

Underground city made from old opal mines has 3,500 residents


 

Oil may be a big reason behind the Trump Administration’s aggressive stance towards China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Source: Rex Tillerson Backs Aggressive Policy in Disputed South China Sea as Exxon, Russia Eye Region’s Oil and Gas | naked capitalism


 

RCA Types PB-31, PB-140, PB-144, 44-A, 44-B


 

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Source: California Aims to Plug In Almost Everything That Moves | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcAYP7uvlGc

Links for 1/27/17

New and old tiki bars that will blow your mind with their exotica playlists, velvet paintings and strong, carefully-crafted drinks.

Source: The Best Tiki Bars in Southern California | L.A. Weekly


 

The quest for speed at the dawn of the Shortboard Revolution. Excerpted from the new issue of TSJ.

Source: Edge Boards and The Mysterious Mr. X | The Surfers Journal


 

Cars, clothes, diamonds and jets: it’s time we addressed just how much the wealthy are hurting the planet.

Source: Rich and famous lifestyles are damaging the environment in untold ways


 

https://vimeo.com/116027865

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

It has long been thought sea frolicking has many health benefits. Using seawater for medical purposes even has a name: thalassotherapy.

Source: Why swimming in the ocean is good for you – Business Insider


 

Renewable energy in the U.S. isn’t as strong as it is in developing countries, and it’s important to understand why.

Source: themotleyfool Why Latin America and China Are Beating the U.S. in Renewable Energy

Links for 1/22/17

Source: Mark Zuckerberg sues over 100 Hawaiians to force them to sell them their ancestral land


 

The neuroscience of changing your mind


 

The worst could happen if Colorado River flows fall as low as they were from 2000 to 2005.

Source: Lake Powell could dry up in as little as six years, study says | Local news | tucson.com


 

It was the apogee of ‘yacht rock,’ the ineluctable, smooth sound then dominant in southern California. Slick production, highly melodic music, and clean vocals were the hallmarks of the genre. Thematic concerns ranged from personal ads to margaritas.

Source: The Yacht Rock Counterrevolution | Jacobin

Links for 1/21/17

The Silicon Valley founders of the Seasteading Institute have falsely promoted themselves for some time as philanthropists.

Source: Helen Razer: Seasteading Institute a taxless safe space for rich, white men


 

The logic that maximizing GDP, which is just the summation of all goods and services exchanged for money, will somehow lead to a better world for all is so obviously flawed, yet it continues to be held in high regard by almost every mainstream economist.

Source: Globalization Makes No Sense


 

From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions

Source: How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning | Environment | The Guardian


 

https://vimeo.com/54822465


 

Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman – Wikipedia


 

Jonathan Taplin’s new book demonstrates how intellectual property has been hijacked by Facebook, Amazon and Google.

Source: Peter Bart: Content Creators Robbed Blind By Apple, Google, Facebook | Deadline


 

Listen/Download – Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller from the WFMU Rock and Soul Ichiban Stream 1/1/17 MP3

Source: Funky16Corners » Funky16Corners Pays Tribute to Billy Miller


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUwmA3Q0_OE

Source: 200,000 years of human population growth in 5 minutes


 

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