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2.04.2012

Workers, not Catholic hierarchy, should choose their health care Washington Post

Workers, not Catholic hierarchy, should choose their health care

Washington Post -
Conservative religious groups, and in particular the Catholic Church, are outraged over President Obama's decision to require secular institutions run by religious groups to abide by employment laws.

DC Occupy: Police enforce law, draw Vicious Abuse. (vid)

VIDEO: Occupy DC: Occupy DC: Police give 3 months extreme restraint

Occupy DC: Police give 3 months extreme restraint Violence, Vicious Police Retaliation.


Gates cautions against GOP campaign rhetoricCNN (blog)

2.03.2012

'HOPES BORN WHEN DEATH'S PREFERABLE TO STATUS QUO.' SL (VID!!!)

'Folks ALWAYS KILL to defend the status quo. Hence, finding death preferable's a prerequisite for Progress.' SL (VID!!!)

'HOPES BORN WHEN DEATH'S PREFERABLE TO STATUS QUO.' SL

'I will be of zero use unless and until a Neo is dying to escape the Matrix, and dying to learn to free others.' SL


'The Matrix, Dead Poet's Society, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... are, ARE the Truth of our Society... (more)

'The Matrix, Dead Poet's Society, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... are, ARE
the Truth of our Society, and 99.99999999% of us will kill, if need be, to avoid
being disturbed in any way, from our secure place in The Matrix.' SL

Strong jobs report pushes Nasdaq to 11-year high Reuters

Strong jobs report pushes Nasdaq to 11-year high

Reuters -
By Rodrigo Campos | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rose on Friday, propelling the Nasdaq index to an 11-year high, after January's US employment report sailed past expectations, boosting hopes the world's largest economy has turned a corner.

Nuclear experts barred from Iran site: diplomats Reuters

'Just 2 types of folks: Dying to Improve the Status Quo; Accepting it.' SL


''Failure's-Not-An-Option:' The Litmus Test between Unconditional and Conditional Brotherhood.' SL (no detail)

''Failure's-Not-An-Option:' The Litmus Test between Unconditional and Conditional Brotherhood.' SL

Israel spoiled latest round of talks on ... Washington Post

Israel spoiled latest round of talks on ...

Washington Post -
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Sunday blamed each other for the impasse in newly launched peace efforts, raising doubts about whether the dialogue would continue just weeks after it began.

2.02.2012

Obama Wall Street Fundraising Evaporates As Donors Flee To Romney Huffington Post

Obama Wall Street Fundraising Evaporates As Donors Flee To Romney

Huffington Post -
The Huffington Post examined campaign contributions from four highly influential finance sectors to both Obama and Romney. Using categories compiled by CRP, the 20 most politically active commercial banks, hedge funds, securities firms and "private ...
In Mass. Senate race, GOP's Brown embraces Obama as he tries to blunt surge by ...
As Republicans battle, Obama keeps eye on independents

0:44 Romney Sings America un Beautiful HD youtube

Defiant Chinese village takes steps toward democracy msnbc.com Staff

House GOP Tells White House To Let Polluters Spew Greenhouse Gases Without Limit

Feds: Mid-Atlantic wind farms take step forward San Francisco Chronicle

Feds: Mid-Atlantic wind farms take step forward

San Francisco Chronicle -
By ALEX DOMINGUEZ, AP Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would leave no major environmental damage, officials said Thursday.
Salazar says assessment is major step toward developing wind energy in Md ...
Salazar: Mid-Atlantic Wind Farms Take Step Forward

While the Lip-Service-Left Fiddles: Lack of collective will on climate change: Manmohan Singh Economic Times

Lack of collective will on climate change: Manmohan Singh

Economic Times -
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that "a lack of collective will" was hampering efforts to forge a common global front against the threat of climate change. Addressing the opening of a Sustainable Development Summit in New ...
Collective global will lacking to fight climate change, says PM
`Climate change: Those creating problems least willing to take action`

States Mandate Insurers to Disclose Climate Change Risks SustainableBusiness

States Mandate Insurers to Disclose Climate Change Risks

SustainableBusiness.com -
Insurance commissioners in California, New York and Washington State are the first to mandate that insurance companies report on the risks from climate change to their business and customers. How do insurers plan to deal with the rapidly rising risks ...
NY, other states tell insurers to disclose climate change responses
How Will Climate Change Affect Insurance? Three States Require Answers

'My Religion: Christlikeness. Embodying Love. Jesus' Religion.' SL (no detail)

'My Religion: Christlikeness.  Embodying Love. Jesus' Religion.' SL

'Unconditional Love is Brutally Conditional on Focusing Time, Attention.' SL (no detail)

'Unconditional Love is Brutally Conditional on Focusing Time, Attention.'  SL

'Rape Baby Rape: Death toll from Europe's deep freeze rises to 112' yahoo

Limbaugh Operatives Encourage Abusive Hate Mail At Female, Evangelical Climate Scientist

Independent Journalist - Josh Fox’s Statement On His Fracking Hearing Arrest

US set to be hit hardest by tropical cyclones TG Daily

US set to be hit hardest by tropical cyclones

TG Daily -
Tropical cyclones will cause $109 billion in damages by the end of the century, according to Yale and MIT researchers, because of economic growth as well as climate change. Global tropical damage is expected to double to $56 billion per year, ...
Tropical Storm Damages May Quadruple by 2100
Tropical cyclones to cause $109B in damages by 2100

Leslie H. Gelb: Obama's Faster, Smarter Afghan Exit Daily Beast

Leslie H. Gelb: Obama's Faster, Smarter Afghan Exit

Daily Beast -
Kudos for Obama and his team! They've announced a quick end to US combat in Afghanistan—a surprise decision of strategic skill and political courage, writes Leslie H. Gelb.
Intelligence Doesn't Support Obama's Upbeat View of Afghanistan
U.S. combat in Afghanistan ends in 2013, Leon Panetta says
The Empire's graveyard

'Just folks Dying for it brings progress.' SL (detail)


2.01.2012

Obama's money advantage is minimal Washington Post

Obama's money advantage is minimal

Washington Post (blog) -
He documents that between hard money and PACs, Mitt Romney has essentially leveled the financial playing field with President Obama. After taking us through the math, he explains: That brings the combined Obama and Democratic outside group totals to ...
Soros Sits Out Obama Super-PAC Money Race

UN chief urges Israel to halt settlement construction in bid to salvage ... Washington Post

UN chief urges Israel to halt settlement construction in bid to salvage ...

Washington Post -
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israel must halt settlement building and present detailed proposals for a border with a future Palestinian state, visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday, as he tried to persuade the Palestinians to continue low-level ...
Yalla Peace: Hallucination of peace
UN chief to Netanyahu: Israel must refrain from settlement construction
UN chief urges Israel to halt settlements

Panetta: US combat in Afghanistan to end next year The Associated Press

Whild McKibben Fiddles...: “Conditions Don’t Exist” for Clean Energy Legislation

KILL BABY, KILL: Rescue under way as European cold snap kills 79 CBS News

Helicopters pluck stranded Europeans from snowbound villages

CTV.ca -
People walk through the historic center of Siena, central Italy, as snowfalls have been battering the country, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.
Rescue under way as European cold snap kills 79

Mitt Romney: 'Im not concerned about the very poor' Politico

Mitt Romney: 'Im not concerned about the very poor'

Politico -
Mitt Romney said Wednesday he's “not concerned about the very poor.” Romney told CNN's Soledad O'Brien during a morning interview after his Florida primary win that his focus is on the middle class - and not on the “very poor.

Voice of the People, P2-Kathy & Start Loving (vid) - Social Mechanics & McPherson Square, DC

Voice of the People, P2-Kathy & Start Loving - Social Mechanics & McPherson Square, DC

Kathy Roberts - ©GIFTOFSTRENGTH.com® Productions - All Rights Reserved -- INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST Kathy and Occupier, Start Loving, engagement in a ...

HUGE: WSJ Denier Op-Ed Like ‘Dentists Practicing Cardiology’

'Start, it's your example that caused our willingness to human-shield.' SL (text)

From a note to a friend - 
To my shock and delight, for the first time since I've been in DC I see some real Peace Makers beginning  to emerge - a small, largely mature cadre of folks from within Occupy, half of them Vets. 'Give me a military man to fight alongside any day.  Don't give me any cowards.'  Gandhi.  Like Diane Wilson, Col. Ann Wright, Brian Willson....
Based on visual sightings, the a fringe group that have one quadrant of the DC Occupy park, had armed with lethal mustard gas bombs and feces bombs.  I figured, that as usual, I'd be standing alone as a human shield, protecting and shielding our brothers and sisters in uniform, and protecting the deserved international good-will that the Good protesters have built with their Occupation.  I was wrong. I was not to stand alone.  There were another 8 that rose up, and we developed plans, we were standing together, for Brotherhood, no one gets abused, no double standards - the only and entire hope - the only thing that would be New, to Save us, under the sun.

And then, at midnight, we learned that the hostile group had self-destroyed the materials, afraid for their own safety - that the stuff might detonate and they'd be the victims. 

But we grew in Spirit through the trial, folks in Occupy grew as we've rarely seen in 60 years.  Morphing toward 1 Family, 1 Human Family, the only Hope, by whatever name.

As our cadre last night broke up, with the good news, at midnight, we went to sleep, exhausted from a prior sleepless night of vigilance. As I was leaving, the most senior in the group, a fellow for whom I have developed immense respect for his character, humanity, seriousness of purpose..., an AFL/CIO guy, 10 years younger than me, I've been watching him for months now, said, 'Start, it was you. It was your Spirit that rose us to this level of humanity, your Spirit,  your Example and the coaching you've shared with us.'  

The potential for hostilities continues, over the pending removal of the tarp on the McPherson statue, and further resolution on camping.  And now the reports of Right-Wing hostiles is no longer just a report - http://dcist.com/2012/01/man_sick_of_occupy_dc_tries_to_cut.php  .  So, I'll continue my recent pattern of recharging the laptop in the morning, and spend afternoons and evenings sitting, working, on the southwest edge of the concrete circle around the statue.

xx sl

ps:  It is such a tragedy how religiously, how scrupulously I've been ignored, marginalized, excluded by the DC activist 'club' ever since I've been here.  The young and just plain 'folks' that have come from all over to Occupy McPherson, weren't smart enough to do so, so for now anyway, I've been able to work some of the magic I'm placed here to work.

1.31.2012

'A Peacemaker, an 'activist,' not equipped to fight till she knows what she'd die for.' SL (no detail)

'A Peacemaker, an 'activist,' not equipped to fight till she knows what she'd die for.' SL informed by MLK Jr.

Energy return on investment (EROI) for wind energy

Energy return on investment (EROI) for wind energy

www.eoearth.org/.../Energy_return_on_investment_(EROI)_for_win...
Jun 7, 2007 – The average EROI for just the operational studies is 19.8 (n=60; std. dev=13.7). This places wind energy in a favorable position relative to ...

UN warns world lacks food ABC Online

UN warns world lacks food

ABC Online -
Within the next 20 years the world's population will need 50 per cent more food and vast new reserves of energy and water, according to UN estimates.

'Don't Say Gay' senator is asked to leave Tennessee restaurant Los Angeles Times

'Don't Say Gay' senator is asked to leave Tennessee restaurant

Los Angeles Times -
You are still free to preach against the alleged dangers of engaging in a homosexual lifestyle, as Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield did recently.
Martha Boggs, Tennessee Restaurant Owner Who Kicked Out Senator Stacey ...
'Don't Say Gay' Stacey Campfield Denied Service Over Anti-Gay Views

More Than Two-Thirds Of Western Voters Say Renewable Energy Will Create Jobs In Their States

While McKibben Fiddles: Poll backs Obama on taxes, but not oil pipeline USA TODAY

Poll backs Obama on taxes, but not oil pipeline

USA TODAY -
By David Jackson, USA TODAY A week after the State of the Union address, a new poll reflects the old good news-bad news routine for President Obama. By a margin of 65%-to-31%, Americans agreed with Obama's proposal for a new minimum 30% tax rate on ...
Congress Would Replace Obama as Keystone Decider Under Bill
Congress Would Replace Obama as Keystone Decision Maker in Republican Bill

Greenpeace storms Romanian ministry over gold mine Times of India

Greenpeace storms Romanian ministry over gold mine

Times of India -
Wearing bright yellow jackets, Greenpeace activists knelt silently or sat on the dark red carpet of environment minister Laszlo Borbely's office, holding banners saying "Save Rosia Montana" and "No cyanide at Rosia Montana".
Greenpeace protestors chain themselves in Environment Minister's office in Romania
Environmentalists Storm Romanian Minister's Office

The oil companies that are causing climate change have climate adaptation strategies in place. [Triple Pundit]

The oil companies that are causing climate change have climate adaptation strategies in place. [Triple Pundit]

1.30.2012

Global renewable energy deals climbed 40 percent to a record high of $53.5 billion last year from $38.2 billion in 2010

Global renewable energy deals climbed 40 percent to a record high of $53.5 billion last year from $38.2 billion in 2010, as solar, wind and energy efficiency overtook hydropower as the main deal drivers for the first time, a report said on Monday. [Reuters]

91 Percent Of Western Voters Say Protecting Public Lands Is ‘Essential’ To The Economy

WSJ Publishes Op-Ed From 16 Climate Deniers, Refused Letter From 255 Top Scientists

WSJ DENIER OP-ED IS ‘A COMPLETE MISCHARACTERIZATION OF MY WORK’

'Head spinning p6 - 'WE BEG YOU - SEND US INSANELY HUMANE PEOPLE.'' SL (txt, vid)

'Head spinning p6 - 'WE BEG YOU - SEND US INSANELY HUMANE PEOPLE.'' SL




'Head spinning p6 WE BEG YOU - SEND US INSANELY HUMANE PEOPLE.' SL

I'm tired friends.  It's not my intention to show that to you, as I find that and other things possessing me this morning it's not my intention to hide it from you either. I experience it as a badge of sanity.  If in this most significant time in human history one isn't exhausted, one is insane.

As I've spoken of several times in the last day or two, the part of our nervous system I understand to be the Heart, the place of Divinity, our Fathers Kingdom, has gifted me with a point of  perspective; a place to stand from which to see more clearly, that I never could have imagined.  And that perspective I was sure was given me to understand specifically, more specifically, more clearly, in a more enlightened way, what I'm called to do to play my part of changing the course of history. This is exactly what your life should be devoted to right now.  And to understand how to change the course of history relative to averting climate Armageddon, which soon will be unavoidable but it's not at this moment, it is still avoidable at this moment. 

So I jumped to that new perspective and I've spent considerable time there in the last 24 hours.  That perspective being a member of the population of Earth, 2050 life-support destroyed Earth, environment destroyed Earth, oceans dead Earth, oceans 2 feet higher Earth displacing hundreds of millions of people and wracked by the wars over land, food, water that unleashes.  Unimaginable today,  storms Earth 2050, no coral reefs Earth, half  the world's species extinct Earth, no rainforests Earth.  Hope for nothing but a massive acceleration of that carnage Earth; where it's certain that instead of 2 foot sea level rise, that within the lifetime of those children, and their grandchildren, it will be 20, 30, 40 foot rise. 

Clearly, the part of my nervous system understood as the Heart produced that point of perspective so that I could see what to do to avert that environmental Armageddon.  And spoiler alert, I invite you now, at this moment, to pause this video, and to do the same, to imagine that you're a mom, or a dad in 2050, a child or an aunt, or a grandmother in 2050.  And if you could instruct someone today on 2012 Earth, not with some special weapons, not with some special powers, not with some special technological knowledge, no none of that is possible; but imagine you could communicate back to a simple person like you or me, what would you want them to do to alter your history, to alter the path of history?

That's what my mind gave me and that's what I give you, and in a moment I'll tell you what it's done within me, but first please, pause this for a moment, an hour, a day, whatever it takes for you to gain your own perspective of what you would want to communicate back to someone in 2012; a way that you want them to behave, what you want them to attempt, Unviolent, to change human history, or violent if you want, but I can't believe you're so stupid as to not see that violence can only bring on a greater horror than we're currently headed for. I mean that honestly and with respect.  If you determine I'm wrong you please tell me.  I want to know what to do here.

Oh, you're back. 

So, what I totally expected was clarity, instructions on what Unviolent act  I should now undertake, an escalation from anything I've done before to avert climate Armageddon.  And to my ongoing amazement and shock, that's not what I got.  What I got was - send us INSHE warriors; send us insanely humane;  send us Rachel Corries; send us Diane Wilsons; send us Brian Willsons; send us Col. Ann Wrights; send us people that are unmistakably insanely humane,  that's what they are.  People that live and breathe from the time they get up in the morning until the time they to go to bed, to alleviate suffering and bring joy on this planet, no, not the token bullsh*t that we allow to masquerade as kindness;  the occasional kindness, when useful, when nice, no no no no no.  Think of the people I just spoke of, and if you don't know them do a little quick research.  You can't research on maybe the best example I know, my sister Hope in California.  But you can research these other names.  And you know others - no longer with us in body, Teresa of Calcutta, Francis of Assisi, Gandhi, the frontier Gandhi, Ghaffar Kahn, look that one up, read his book; Martin Luther King, the white kids that left their colleges back in the 60s to go help uneducated blacks organize and register to vote in the God scary farthest reaches of Alabama and Mississippi.   No, that insane humane. 

Not your God damned church folk, I'm told, from our family in 2050.  Don't send us any of your god damned church folk, don't send us any of your god damned christians, or jews, or muslims; don't send us those.   I'm told in 2050 Earth, we've got one in a million of us that are insanely humane.  Insanely humane the way every cell, every organ in your body is; as is every species except us, totally devoted to the well-being of the species like we're all designed to be.  We of 2050 don't need more books, bibles, whaterver, we don't need  rituals, we don't need escapes, we don't need to hear escapes from our responsibility to one another in this life because there will be another life after this one.  No, save us your bullsh*t.  Send us people of Love. Send us Christs.  Send us Christ-likes, by whatever name, by whatever creed or of no creed at all.  We couldn't care less.  But we are dying for sanity here.  We're dying for people that are insanely humane.

This was shocking to me friends.  And exactly what Jesus saw 2000 years ago. 

So the people of 2050 don't care about the wreckage of life-support on their spaceship, that we didn't give a sh*t to stop today?  Of course they do.  But one, what they see as infinitely more valuable is the joy and the hope and the life of sanity, as opposed to the virulently malignant Christo capitalism that's killing us today. 

Allegedly Jesus did physical healings, maybe so.  Clearly his life was devoted to the life of the Spirit, avoiding Spiritual Death. Was he some lunatic? Was he some stupid dreamer?  No.  So what I hear totally unexpectedly from our brothers and sisters of 2050 is, send us life, not one in a million.  Figure out how to change history so it's 2 in a million, 3 in a million, 10 in a million…  Do what you can but devote your life there. 
And oh,  by the way, two, there's no freaking way you can mitigate climate Armageddon, without those people in the vanguard.  It's not going to happen,  because you'll have nothing but your insanity of Head and Flesh ruling, which only knows how to rape and plunder and destroy.  It knows nothing else.  So yes we care about the wreckage you sent us.  We want you to change the course of that history.  We don't want that wreckage, but it's only going to happen by raising armies, we'll settle for a Navy SEAL group, of insanely humane Unviolent warriors. Do it, God, do it, or at least attempt it with everything you're worth, please.