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13 October, 2005

Hasty Wicky Coffee

A few happy notes of wonderful joy in my life this day:

1 - The SGA senate passed the a statute to strongly suggest the Brewhaus sell only fair trade coffee when it re-opens next year. This is wicked neato balls, since it is something that I and many others strongly believe in. (For those of you not familiar with fair trade coffee, it is essentially coffee that is purchased from independent farmers guaranteed a living wage for their product. The vast majority of coffee we get in our industrialized countries is not fairly traded, meaning the farmers were paid as little as possible — as low as 10 cents for the coffee you pay 6 dollars for — with all the profit going to industrialized distributors and roasters. Often these poor coffee growers have to resort to other means to make the money they need to simply survive and support their family, such as crime, drugs, and prostitution. It's a pretty rough situation. Fair trade coffee costs a bit more, but it reflects what the coffee is actually worth, and ensures that coffee farmers can make the money they need for basic life necessities.)

2 - Wikipedia rocks the socks, regardless of its unscholarly-ness. It's a great way to get the skinny on just about anything, from (shameless plug) fair trade to screenplays and the process they go through in Hollywood. Good stuff here.

3 - Tomorrow is the 939 year anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, when the Norman invasion forces of William the Conqueror defeated the English army and killed Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Wow. That's obscure. (I've been into English history since I was abroad, and it's pretty fascinating. Yeah nerd.)

posted by Mr. Ryan-Head at 10:38 AM


Blogger Mr. Ryan-Head, on 12:33 PM CST, said:  

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