Wednesday, March 30, 2011


In the context of 4food, de-junking is about bringing fast, fresh, delicious, and nutritious food, made of local produce purchased at fair prices, to people of all ages, lifestyles, and ethnicities. Expressed globally, de-junking is about extracting the additives, pollutants, and inequities from our lives. De-junking does not just happen, but is the result of the brilliance, resilience, and fortitude of people.

Presenting for the first time my admittedly subjective De-Junking Top 6

  • De-junking Nukes:
    • The "Fukushima 50" - Is the name given to a group of workers at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station who have exposed themselves to radiation to save Japan from apocalypse.
  • De-junking Egypt:
    • Wael Ghonim - Google’s head of marketing in the Middle East, created a Facebook page calling for the overthrow of President Mubarak. The revolution he started led to Mubarak’s resignation and promises to democratize much of the Middle East.
      • Honorable Mention: Mark Zuckerberg for providing the tools.
  • De-junking Sight:
    • Dr. Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy - This Indian doctor has performed cataract surgery 3.6 million times since 1976, the 30% of his patients that can afford to pay subsidize the rest.
  • De-Junking Professional Soccer:
    • Anton Hysen - The only openly gay soccer player in the professional sport, plays through crowd abuse and hate mail, but de-junks expectations with every tough tackle.
  • De-Junking the Sex Trade:
    • Anuradha Koirala - At 9 years old she was forced to have sex with as many as 60 Johns a day as an indentured slave, she has since helped more than 12,000 victims of Nepal's sex trafficking business escape.
  • De-junking Information
    • Bradley Manning - This United States Army soldier was arrested in Iraq in May 2010 on suspicion of having passed classified information to the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks. He now faces the death penalty for providing us with essential information.
      • Honorable Mention: Julian Paul Assange for providing the tools.


Newmanra launched his own Operation Odyssey Dawn this week and it powered his Multigrain-Turkey-Spinach and Pine Nuts-Avocado-Manchego-Hummus-Sweet Chili-Onion Cali4nication back to #1 on the Buildboard chart, beating out #winning, antyson’s “tribute to his messiness Charlie Sheen”, by 6 (W)holebugers (39 to 33) . #winning has earned $41.50 for the American Diabetes Association to date. In other chart action, Libyan Democracy, a Brioche, Beef, Chipotle Hominy, Kim Chi, Manchego, Lettuce, Pickle, Tomato, Onion Mayonnaise, Organic Ketchup, Sweet Chili burger by davidcarlson entered the chart at #10, riding a wave of anti-Gaddafi sentiment.  Muammar al-Gaddafi is the longest serving non-royal leader on Earth - do I hear regime change anyone?

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