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Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

Energy: While avoiding near term costs for energy investment, we have pushed a bow wave of problems before us that are swamping the economy and our environment. The consequences of those deferred costs are precipitating global problems and require immediate attention. Consumption of polluting fuel (full details)

Energy: While avoiding near term costs for energy investment, we have pushed a bow wave of problems before us that are swamping the economy and our environment. The consequences of those deferred costs are precipitating global problems and require immediate attention. Consumption of polluting fuel that we have to borrow to buy is a dead end and dumping money into a 100 year old energy architecture mires us deeper into a situation with no future.

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

The Speaker of the House announces her political strategy before the Healthcare vote, to give the GOP an even chance and because of her inherent sense of fair play. “My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive, (full details)

The Speaker of the House announces her political strategy before the Healthcare vote, to give the GOP an even chance and because of her inherent sense of fair play. “My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive," Nancy Pelosi said in a meeting with reporters. "We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there’ll be more legislation to follow." They were fore warned and chose to send their followers on some suicidal charge. She told you so. http://yfrog.com/757f4unj

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

Thought or 2 for John Boehner: I was born in Youngstown and can appreciate the loss of industry. People got by or left. What I don’t understand is promoting bull shit ideology, with no social value, as an argument against rational, well thought out policy changes that are needed . You are wast (full details)

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

Family planning is an imperative. We live in a world where exploding human population is stressing our water, food, air, climate, social institutions and economic structures. As a species, we are using up and polluting the things we require to survive. When we logically consider threats to our sur (full details)

Family planning is an imperative. We live in a world where exploding human population is stressing our water, food, air, climate, social institutions and economic structures. As a species, we are using up and polluting the things we require to survive. When we logically consider threats to our survival as a species, nation and individuals, terrorist attacks pale by comparison. No matter how shocked we are by outrageous attacks by home grown crazies and desperate foreign zealots, we are inevitably destined to suffer crippling and even extinction level assaults that are self imposed.

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

Family planning is an imperative. We live in a world where exploding human population is stressing our water, food, air, climate, social institutions and economic structures. As a species, we are using up and polluting the things we require to survive. When we logically consider threats to our sur (full details)

Family planning is an imperative. We live in a world where exploding human population is stressing our water, food, air, climate, social institutions and economic structures. As a species, we are using up and polluting the things we require to survive. When we logically consider threats to our survival as a species, nation and individuals, terrorist attacks pale by comparison. No matter how shocked we are by outrageous attacks by home grown crazies and desperate foreign zealots, we are inevitably destined to suffer crippling and even extinction level assaults that are self imposed.

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

Dilution of One Person – One Vote The Supreme Court has diluted the influence of individuals and replaced it with the influence of money. The recent decision to allow unrestricted spending on campaigns and legislative marketing is the culmination of decades of effort to replace 1 person – 1 vot (full details)

Dilution of One Person – One Vote The Supreme Court has diluted the influence of individuals and replaced it with the influence of money. The recent decision to allow unrestricted spending on campaigns and legislative marketing is the culmination of decades of effort to replace 1 person – 1 vote with monetary management of government and law. This incredible display of ideology driven bias, lack of rational judgment and indifference to public welfare is a declaration by the SCOTUS that representative democracy will take a back seat to government by the highest bidder. The gap between wealthy and poor that has increased dramatically in the past 40 years is now insured. The public, marginalized by the court, will only be able to mumble weakly against the amplified bullhorns of oligarch influence.

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

We’re not far removed from chimpanzee social behavior. Watch the news. An emotional rant by an alpha leader causes chaotic behavior to ripple through the land. An outburst by Joe Scarborough or Rush Limbaugh excites their connected audience to the point that rational, productive behavior is suspend (full details)

We’re not far removed from chimpanzee social behavior. Watch the news. An emotional rant by an alpha leader causes chaotic behavior to ripple through the land. An outburst by Joe Scarborough or Rush Limbaugh excites their connected audience to the point that rational, productive behavior is suspended. They need to get real or STFU.

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

When a child fixes you with their eyes, they see everything about you in that moment. Leaders sense when they are being seen and they connect too.

Great opportunities are fulfilled when leaders connect and we witness it happening.

When a child fixes you with their eyes, they see everything about you in that moment. Leaders sense when they are being seen and they connect too. Great opportunities are fulfilled when leaders connect and we witness it happening.

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

Giving rights to Corporations to contribute large amounts of money to political campaigns is a dilution of my rights and influence as an individual. Corporations are not people and shouldn’t be sheltered by the SCOTUS, provided special privileges or treated as super citizens. Corporations only ha (full details)

Posted on Saturday 10th July 2010 (Go to message)

Without any hyperbole or political positioning, this is what is happening now: I can see how we got into the muck we are in today. We’re in a world that has no purpose beyond the next hot issue driven opinion poll. Long range goals like environmental stability, population management, life quality (full details)

Without any hyperbole or political positioning, this is what is happening now: I can see how we got into the muck we are in today. We’re in a world that has no purpose beyond the next hot issue driven opinion poll. Long range goals like environmental stability, population management, life quality optimization, energy security, water & food quality control and public education just don’t have a chance. The human race is going through endless cycles of media induced raids on our conscious focus. We don’t have the uninterrupted time to think about meaningful opportunities, let alone consider committing to them for several years. We have succeeded in disenfranchising ourselves and have become helpless witnesses to our own decent as a species, that once had so much potential. Critical thought has given way to rapid cycle sensational reaction and the Philistines are driving the agenda of our history. Darwin is not surprised.

Posted on Friday 9th July 2010 (Go to message)

Haiti – Lest we forget. Children cry uncontrollably, stomachs empty from days of no food and no comfort. Women scream for help and men, broken with loss of self-esteem, look down in shame. Years of neglect and insufferable isolation dominate years of hopeless abandon and exploitation. And, when i (full details)

Haiti – Lest we forget. Children cry uncontrollably, stomachs empty from days of no food and no comfort. Women scream for help and men, broken with loss of self-esteem, look down in shame. Years of neglect and insufferable isolation dominate years of hopeless abandon and exploitation. And, when it seems like hell can’t be worse, an impossible power rearranges everything. Shocking, pounding pulses destroy the bare, poverty repaired, dirty chairs and bed frame. Nothing becomes less and the penitentiary that was Haiti crumbles into broken heaps of clay and tin. Hours and days into exhausting survival, tremors return again and again stoking fear, as already confining rubble cinches it’s dark, oppressive grip, pressing on broken bones and gaping wounds. Sounds with no direction or purpose come and go and the airborne coffin dust steals the air from each breath. After days of purgatory punishment, the sound of a fading heart beat is lifted by people calling for survivors and hope comes in on a ray of light. Don’t forget Haiti.

Posted on Thursday 8th July 2010 (Go to message)

Has Hilary taken diplomacy too far? Word is being leaked from anonymous administration sources, about Secretary of State Hilary Clinton secretly authorizing the use of enhanced diplomatic techniques, in an effort to get concessions from Maltese bankers, Clinton is whispered to have resorted to lo (full details)

Has Hilary taken diplomacy too far? Word is being leaked from anonymous administration sources, about Secretary of State Hilary Clinton secretly authorizing the use of enhanced diplomatic techniques, in an effort to get concessions from Maltese bankers, Clinton is whispered to have resorted to long, pointless harangues and fake canapé social events with folding chair cello recitals. Shocked Maltese heads of state have recently agreed to provide tariff free port access to U.S. traders in exchange for cancellation of U.S. hosted embassy events through spring of 2018. When asked about the apparent connection between the enhanced techniques and recent economic concessions, a spokesman for the Maltese Franc for Future Fortune (MFFF) denied knowledge of any agreement and quickly left for a previous appointment. He was later seen putting up posters at the commercial docks offering U.S. merchant marines free lodging at local hotels, during port visits.

Posted on Thursday 8th July 2010 (Go to message)

Co-opting the legislative process and nullifying the authority of congress is the norm today. Before any dialog or vote takes place, issues are decided in the media. An all out assault on our representative system of government is in full swing. Elitist with the conviction they are entitled to mor (full details)

Co-opting the legislative process and nullifying the authority of congress is the norm today. Before any dialog or vote takes place, issues are decided in the media. An all out assault on our representative system of government is in full swing. Elitist with the conviction they are entitled to more than others, label opposition groups, then pit them against one another. The recent SCOTUS decision allowing unfettered corporate spending on political campaigns and issues has accellerated this effect.

Posted on Thursday 8th July 2010 (Go to message)

Coal is not an acceptable fuel for energy production. It is extremely damaging to our environment and any more delay in transitioning away from it is not acceptable. The argument that it is cost effective is false, not taking into account the real costs being queued up in holding ponds, our water ta (full details)

Coal is not an acceptable fuel for energy production. It is extremely damaging to our environment and any more delay in transitioning away from it is not acceptable. The argument that it is cost effective is false, not taking into account the real costs being queued up in holding ponds, our water table and the atmosphere that protects our planet. Stop burning coal, is not just a slogan, it is an imperative. Since we need an interim fuel until green sources come on line, we should convert coal fired plants to natural gas. The cost of conversion has the benefit of adding sorely needed jobs to a slumbering economy, while environmental benefits start accumulating as fast as coal plants are converted. There is no logical reason to continue burning coal and it is certainly not in the public interest to pretend there are valid economic advantages. We need Jobs and clean air and the time to start is now.

Posted on Thursday 8th July 2010 (Go to message)

Complicated economic incentives or international contracts to control greenhouse gases are unlikely to be effective or enforceable, even if they could be agreed to. We, the US, need to act unilaterally, with resolve and purpose. We are obligated to demonstrate that change can be accomplished effecti (full details)

Posted on Thursday 8th July 2010 (Go to message)

Bring It All Back Home The major issues we face are still there. Doing nothing doesn’t make them vanish or diminish their significance. And, due in large part to the visibility we have into why proposed solutions stall and get watered down, our nation is ready for action and tired of talk. Anyo (full details)

Bring It All Back Home The major issues we face are still there. Doing nothing doesn’t make them vanish or diminish their significance. And, due in large part to the visibility we have into why proposed solutions stall and get watered down, our nation is ready for action and tired of talk. Anyone with a rational mind understands what’s going on. No spin or fabricated ideology can change reality and insisting on fairytales instead of facts taints the people telling the tales. So, I propose we go to a pay for performance metric, impose it on the congress and hold them to it. It is: No Bills/Solutions – No Pay.

Posted on Thursday 8th July 2010 (Go to message)

Dear Senator Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Senate will take on the important task of deciding between a cleaner, brighter future for California or the dirty energy policies of the past. As a constituent in California, I am writing to urge your support for comprehensive clean energy and climate legislati (full details)

Dear Senator Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Senate will take on the important task of deciding between a cleaner, brighter future for California or the dirty energy policies of the past. As a constituent in California, I am writing to urge your support for comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation this year that will create jobs and reduce the harmful pollution that threatens our planet. Passage of clean energy and climate legislation is one of the most important things we can do to revitalize our economy and help solve the climate crisis. Putting a price on carbon will drive investment in clean energy technologies, creating millions of good-paying jobs. A recent report from the Center for American Progress finds that investing $150 billion a year in our clean energy economy can generate 1.7 million jobs across the U.S., including thousands in California. These are homegrown, American jobs for American workers, jobs that use the skills of today’s labor force and that cannot be outsourced. As our national unemployment rate sits at more than 9 percent, we need these jobs now more than ever. In addition, comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation will reduce our dependence on foreign oil that threatens our national security. Top-ranking admirals and generals have pointed to climate change as a grave threat to our national security, saying the first priority for the new administration should be fully integrating our energy security and climate change goals into national security and military planning. By transitioning to a clean energy economy, America can stop sending billions of dollars to unstable, hostile regimes for their oil and start pumping that money back into our own economy. Passing climate legislation will allow us to invest in domestic energy sources, like wind, solar and geothermal — reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring we leave behind a healthy, prosperous planet for future generations. Failure to act will continue to put California’s economy, our nation’s economy, our national security and the health of our planet in jeopardy. With leadership in the Senate, we can pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation and begin the important transition to a clean energy economy — addressing all of our most pressing problems at once: creating millions of new jobs, hastening our economic recovery, strengthening our national security and preserving our planet for future generations. As my Senator, it’s your leadership I turn to, and as your constituent, I strongly urge you to support comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation this year. Sincerely, Jack DeTate

Posted on Wednesday 7th July 2010 (Go to message)

Sometimes journalism is packaging and concocted marketing opinions designed to make money. Sometimes, though, it’s showing things for what they are to develop valuable perspectives. @JoeNBC talks to Pat Buchanan, like his tired story of what’s gonna happen might hit this time – even though he’s b (full details)

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Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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