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Tim Hjersted
Location:   Lawrence, Kansas
I'm currently working full-time on Films For Action, a non-profit organization that works to support the people working to change the world. Our current projects include regular documentary film screenings and the continued improvement of the Films For Action website. Our site features over...
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Tim Hjersted added an article on Sat, Jun 28 2014
Jake Brewer · If you are one of the 135 million people [1] who have contacted Congress by letter, phone call, or online petition in the last few years, you've probably asked yourself: "Did that matter?" Despite how good your civic action may have made you feel, the overwhelming odds are...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Fri, Jun 27 2014
George Dvorsky · People who diligently follow their horoscopes may claim that it's all just good fun. But on closer examination, this claim falls flat. Here's why astrology is potentially damaging to our understanding of science, relationships — and even our place in the universe...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Fri, Feb 28 2014
6 min ·  Like many others who preceded us, our "civilisation" faces an Energy Crisis of megawattic proportions, which threatens to bring an end to our brief joyride. But our dirty little secret is seldom mentioned in the news, let alone connected to economic instability or to...
Tim Hjersted rated The Truth About Water 1 star on Thu, Feb 27 2014
Tim Hjersted rated Reflections Of The End 1 star on Wed, Feb 26 2014
Tim Hjersted rated Sides 3 stars on Wed, Feb 26 2014
Tim Hjersted added a video on Tue, Feb 25 2014
15 min · "Imagine what it would be like if, instead of branding us by our brains or looks, our schools and televisions described the divinity and greatness inside each one of us, and taught us the means to realize it. If, instead of idolizing wealth and fame, showed us the usefulness...
Tim Hjersted rated How Wolves Change Rivers 5 stars on Thu, Feb 13 2014
Tim Hjersted added an action on Thu, Feb 13 2014
TRCC & PCI · A Collection of Resources for You & Your Neighbors to Create a Saner, Healthier Future Together     Introduction This collection of books, online resources, trainings and courses was assembled by members and allies of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Thu, Feb 13 2014
Kevin Carson · On Monday, January 13, two Fullerton, California police officers charged with the beating death of Kelly Thomas were acquitted, and the prosecutor announced his decision not to press charges against a third officer involved. Millions who had been following the story met the...
Tim Hjersted rated A Meditation on Ageing 4 stars on Thu, Feb 13 2014
Tim Hjersted added a video on Thu, Feb 13 2014
3 min · Stefan Molyneux receives some wisdom from somebody who actually understands what Anarchism means. US libertarianism =/= Anarchism Anarcho-Capitalism =/= Anarchism Voluntaryism =/= Anarchism
Tim Hjersted rated Defense Against the Psychopath 1 star on Thu, Feb 13 2014
Tim Hjersted added local news on Thu, Feb 13 2014
Daniel Scharpenburg · We are next to Colorado, but worlds away. People know that Kansas is one of the most conservative states, I think—and you might have heard of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church and their message of hate. Today something happened that is making local news but I...
Tim Hjersted rated Workers of the World... Relax! 5 stars on Wed, Feb 12 2014
Tim Hjersted added a video on Wed, Feb 12 2014
4 min · Showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Wed, Jan 29 2014
Tim Hjersted · Many of us, perhaps most of us, all do some form of drug. When our drug of choice isn’t pot it’s certainly alcohol. And when it’s not either of those the national standard for our consumer society is, of course, shopping. More than likely it’s probably both or all of the...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Wed, Jan 29 2014
Charles Eisenstein · The economic and legal system rewards corporations that bulldoze, stripmine and burn. A new law against ecocide could halt this destruction. Designer Vivienne Westwood expressed anguish and alarm at the worsening state of the planet, at a press conference yesterday. "The...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Wed, Jan 29 2014
Carsie Blanton · Friends, put on your flak jackets. It's time to drop some honesty on yet another uncomfortable topic: love. We use the word "love" to mean a lot of things. Throughout this post I'll be referring to the romantic kind of love, the kind that usually involves sexual attraction...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Wed, Jan 29 2014
Matt Walsh · Don’t ask anyone to “accept” the bad parts of you. Instead, strive to improve those parts. Make yourself worthy of the love they’ve offered you. I was perusing my Facebook Newsfeed today and I came across a status that said this: “Yea I’m a b*tch but deal with it. I wont be...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Wed, Jan 29 2014
Eric Moll · Do you agonize over the little venial eco-sins of everyday life? Every gallon of gas, every extra minute of a hot shower, each flush? I was the same way. Yet somehow, despite constantly policing myself, I was never satisfied. Instead of feeling like I was doing anything to...
Tim Hjersted rated PBS FRONTLINE: The Untouchables (2013) 4 stars on Thu, Jan 23 2014
Tim Hjersted added a video on Sat, Jan 18 2014
31 min · When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned gay "propaganda" in June last year, Russia's LGBT community went from being a stigmatized fringe group to full-blown enemies of the state. Homophobia becoming legislation means it’s now not only accepted in Russia but actively...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Sat, Jan 18 2014
Nina Ippolito · One might not expect a website called weedblog.eu to be particularly profound. However, in addition to posts about “the best weed you ever smoked” and “the latest cannabis discoveries that governments don’t want you to know,” the site recently posted a map that elegantly...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Sat, Jan 18 2014
3 min · Finally science has produce evidence that supports what we already knew -- the whole "men are from Mars, women are from Venus" trope is false. According to a new study from the University of Rochester, men and women don't have such distinct psychological characteristics after...
Tim Hjersted added an action on Sat, Jan 18 2014
Ken Walden · How would you like to increase your spending power by 10 times (or more), relieve student debt by more than 90 percent, increase Social Security benefits, lower taxes, increase pay for teachers, and lower loan amounts for homes and small business to 1-2 percent? I'll bet I...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Fri, Jan 17 2014
12 min · "I am here today to talk about a lie." That's how politics professor Caroline Heldman opened her Jan. 2013 TEDxYouth San Diego talk on the topic of sexual objectification. "I'd like to talk specifically about the lie, or the idea, that being a sex object is empowering."
Tim Hjersted added a video on Fri, Jan 17 2014
11 min · Sacred Voices is a short film which shares the messages of eight traditional Sacred Natural Site Custodians from Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa and Uganda. They share an ancient birthright and duty to protect the Sacred Natural Sites found within their territories. In April...
Tim Hjersted rated Perspectives 4 stars on Fri, Jan 17 2014
Tim Hjersted rated Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me 5 stars on Fri, Jan 17 2014
Tim Hjersted rated The People Guarding US Nukes Will Shock You 3 stars on Fri, Jan 17 2014
Tim Hjersted added an article on Fri, Jan 17 2014
Velcrow Ripper · I’d like to offer you an invitation, an invocation, a wake up call.   I’m inviting you – me, we – to celebrate the astounding goodness of our essential beings, the goodness of this gorgeous miraculous unsurpassable earth glittering like a green emerald in the vastness of an...
Tim Hjersted added an article on Thu, Jan 16 2014
Nick Turse · They operate in the green glow of night vision in Southwest Asia and stalk through the jungles of South America.  They snatch men from their homes in the Maghreb and shoot it out with heavily armed militants in the Horn of Africa.  They feel the salty spray while skimming...
Tim Hjersted added a video on Thu, Jan 16 2014
4 min · Lately I've heard WAY too many people claim that global warming doesn't exist. It's time to lay down some facts. Take it away, Hank! - Melissa Gilkey
Tim Hjersted rated Five Steps To Tyranny (2001) 4 stars on Thu, Jan 16 2014
Tim Hjersted rated The Write Reason 3 stars on Thu, Jan 16 2014