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3.03.2012

Michigan Says Wind Energy is Cheaper Than Coal SustainableBusiness.com

Michigan Says Wind Energy is Cheaper Than Coal

SustainableBusiness.com - 
The report is an annual requirement, reporting on the impact of Michigan's Renewable Energy Standard (RES) to the state legislature.

UK rises to fifth place in global renewable investment league Solar Power Portal

UK rises to fifth place in global renewable investment league

Solar Power Portal - 
A report published by Ernst & Young shows that the UK has climbed up to fifth place in its global rankings of attractiveness for investment in renewable energy. However, the paper warns that the global outlook for the clean energy market is far less ...

2011 saw record levels of renewable energy investment – uncertainty for 2012 Renewable Energy Focus

2011 saw record levels of renewable energy investment – uncertainty for 2012

Renewable Energy Focus - 
Despite the international economic crisis and the reduction of Government incentives, renewable energy is continuing to have a growing impact on the world energy market. Experts from Lahmeyer International and the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum ...

Study: Climate change threatens life in oceans with extinction Albany Times Union

Study: Climate change threatens life in oceans with extinction

Albany Times Union - 
The change - known as ocean acidification - is associated with several massive extinctions of marine life in that period of Earth's history, and now presents a growing threat, said study lead author Barbel Honisch, a paleoceanographer at Columbia ...

Quitter! Tar Sand Employee Quits Over Damage Gas 2.0

Quitter! Tar Sand Employee Quits Over Damage

Gas 2.0 - 
A few weeks ago, however, a Reddit user claiming to work for a tar sand oil extraction company says he quit his job over moral objections to the destruction his work was causing.

Obama warns on "false choice" between growth, environment Reuters

Obama warns on "false choice" between growth, environment

Reuters - 
Republicans, citing Democrat Obama's rejection of TransCanada's Keystone XL

Hightower: Keystone XL would feed exports, do nothing to ease high gas price LubbockOnline.com

Hightower: Keystone XL would feed exports, do nothing to ease high gas price

LubbockOnline.com - 
The dirty little secret that those pushing so urgently for building Keystone XL don't want you to know is the tar sands oil producers are in cahoots with Texas refineries to move the product onto the lucrative global export market, selling it to buyers ...

Keystone XL Leak is STILL a Disaster (w/ video)Gas 2.0

STUPID TRUTH-TELLER: Obama: Fuel-Efficient Cars an Answer to Gas Prices ABC News

Obama: Fuel-Efficient Cars an Answer to Gas Prices

ABC News -
President Barack Obama says vehicle fuel economy standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent US auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy ...

Beat the FiT Cuts: Solar Energy Now Available Day and Night ElectroIQ

Beat the FiT Cuts: Solar Energy Now Available Day and Night

ElectroIQ -
London, United Kingdom, March 03, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Engensa, the UK's fastest growing provider of solar and home energy solutions, today announced the availability of Solar24, a new, innovative way to store solar energy and increase the financial ...

High school students in San Mateo live on $2 a day San Jose Mercury News

High school students in San Mateo live on $2 a day

San Jose Mercury News -
Calling attention to global poverty students about 15 students have camped out at the school for the past two days while trying to live on $2 a day .

South Africa to green its economy in 2013 with carbon tax SteelGuru

South Africa to green its economy in 2013 with carbon tax

SteelGuru -
South Africa, among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases worldwide, plans to introduce its own price on carbon next year.

Goodbye, Cap and Trade. Hello, Fee and Dividend? ecopolitology

Goodbye, Cap and Trade. Hello, Fee and Dividend?

ecopolitology -
NASA scientist and climate activist, Dr. James Hansen, has thrown his considerable weight behind fee-and-dividend as the best policy course for addressing climate change in the US According to Hansen: "If we put a fee that we collected at a rate of $15 ...

WOW. MUST READ. NOW: "Cath Santorum, Fundamentalist buggy man - Left's 'campaign' to replace traditional Judeo-Christian values with a liberal agenda.

3.02.2012

GOPig Poster Boy: Grand jury indicts Md. official for misuse of his protection squad for ... Washington Post

Grand jury indicts Md. official for misuse of his protection squad for ...

Washington Post -
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A grand jury has indicted a Maryland official for misuse of his police protection squad, including making them wait while he had sex with a county employee in Annapolis parking lots and having officers drive him so he could remove ...

Oh, the Pedophile Guys, again: Teacher punishes student for saying 'hello' and 'I love you' in language of ...New York Daily News

Apology for Menominee Language Controversy

WGBA-TV -
By The NBC26 News Team SHAWANO, WI - The Diocese of Green Bay and Sacred Heart Catholic School are apologizing to the people of the Menominee Nation.
Teacher punishes student for saying 'hello' and 'I love you' in language of ...

Uh, c'ristian country? No. Students protest valedictorian's deportation order Boston.com

Students protest valedictorian's deportation order

Boston.com -
By Christine Armario AP Education Writer / March 2, 2012 MIAMI—Students protested Friday in support of a Miami high school valedictorian who has been ordered by a federal immigration judge to leave the country.
Fanaticism trumps justice in student deportation case
Lawmakers rally behind teen facing deportation

GOPig Poster Pig: The Democrats are Desperate: Obama Calls Sandra Fluke, the 30-Year-Old VictimRushLimbaugh.com (subscription)

Climate Change: Insurers Confirm Growing Risks, Costs - Insurance Networking

Climate Change: Insurers Confirm Growing Risks, Costs

Insurance Networking News -
The politics of global warming have typically involved much debate as to the role climate change plays in growing weather-related risk.
Insurers Brace for Stormy Weather as the World Warms

vid Norman Finkelstein 020912 Guarantee Israel or Peace is DOA- Imperial Col, London

Obama awards eight Purple Hearts USA TODAY

Obama awards eight Purple Hearts

USA TODAY -
By David Jackson, USA TODAY In one of his more solemn duties, President Obama visited with more than two dozen wounded warriors today, and awarded eight Purple Hearts.
Obama Awards Military Medals During Visit With U.S. War Wounded
At Walter Reed, Obama pays first visit of year to injured troops from Iraq ...

Obama: Conservation boosts the economy Politico

Obama: Conservation boosts the economy

Politico -
The argument that environmental conservation stands in the way of economic growth is “a false choice,” President Barack Obama told conservation leaders Friday. On the contrary, Obama said in remarks at the Interior Department, conservation provides a ...
Obama: Conservation can help the economy
Obama promotes conservation, says economy, energy and American heritage at stake

How do you spell Unqualified? Santorum walks back Obama 'snob' comment Politico

Santorum walks back Obama 'snob' comment

Politico (blog) -
By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Rick Santorum said his "snob" comment about Obama on education was "a strong term" and "probably not the smartest thing." Here's the full exchange from CNN's transcript: WOLF BLITZER, ...

Norman Finkelstein - US Jews Know Too Much Now - New Book youtube 7 min

Ford Focus Electric: 110 MPGe & Most Fuel-Efficient Car in U.S. cleantechnica

Obama: Limbaugh's name calling is 'reprehensible' USA TODAY

Obama calls student labeled a 'slut' by Limbaugh

New York Daily News -
By Aliyah Shahid / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS President Obama called Georgetown student Sandra Fluke on Friday to offer words of encouragment after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a 'slut' for speaking to Congress about the need for birth ...
Obama: Limbaugh's name calling is 'reprehensible'
Rush Limbaugh in hot water with sponsors after 'slut' remark

Netanyahu - Don't Talk - KILL! Warns against renewed talks with Iran Baltimore Sun

Legendary Investors Pritzker, Soros, Buffet... Step Up Investments in Clean, Renewable Energy CleanTechnica

Legendary Investors Step Up Investments in Clean, Renewable Energy

CleanTechnica -
Signs that private sector investors of various stripes are willing to invest in renewable energy projects are being seen even as expiration of federal subsidies and other incentives for wind, solar and other clean energy resources threatens ...

10 Huge German Solar and Wind Energy Myths Bjørn Lomborg is Trumpeting CleanTechnica

10 Huge German Solar Energy Myths Bjørn Lomborg is Trumpeting

CleanTechnica -
No doubt, you've heard about Germany's likely decision to quickly and severely cut its solar PV feed-in tariff policy, a world-leading solar policy that has made Germany a solar power hero of sorts. A friend recently shared a story by Bjørn Lomborg on ...

Support for wind energy remains strong The Guardian

Support for wind energy remains strong

The Guardian -
In a series of articles this week, you reported on some of the challenges faced by the wind energy industry (The wind war, 27 February-March 1).

DOE Launches 6-Year, $180mm Offshore Wind Development Initiative CleanTechnica

DOE Launches 6-Year, $180mm Offshore Wind Development Initiative

CleanTechnica -
The US has been slow to try and capitalize on the huge potential of offshore wind energy to reliably supply clean, renewable electricity to population centers all the US' extensive coasts.

Global Wind Energy Installed Capacity to Reach 1062 Thousand Megawatts by 2017 ...DigitalJournal.com (press release)

Good bless: South Korea hunger striker collapses Independent Online

South Korea hunger striker collapses

Independent Online -
A South Korean legislator staging a hunger strike outside China's embassy collapsed on Friday during a rally denouncing Beijing's repatriation of North Korean refugees.
S. Korean lawmakers to hold 'relay protest' over NK defectors
S.Korea MP vows fast until death over N.Korea refugees
Seoul Raises Heat on China Over Defectors

sLoving comment: HufPo - Iran Is No Threat -- Unless We Stay On Our Current Course

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alton-lu/iran_1_b_1297532.html
-------- comment ------------ Wow friend.  I've been stupid, oh, for so long.  It's hard to find the path - the right is so committed to trampling justice, and the left, pathologically frightened of any personal responsibility.  So like you, I fell into the seductive, but ridiculous trap you find yourself in, knee-jerk denial of the true threats here, and not facing the shades-of-gray, non-dogmatic path that sanity, courage and humanity demand. 

The True threat is Not Pr. Obama.  The True threats are right-wing-nut Israel and a fundamentalist, fanatical Religio-nut leadership in Iran.  Either or both will, WILL bring an end to all life on earth if in their fanaticism that satisfies their egos.

Pr. Obama clearly sees the suicidal, genocidal insanity in both Israel and Iran.  The only way to avoid otherwise certain war, which you don't want, neither do I, is if Pr. Obama can get Iran to be fully and completely open to IAEA inspectors.  Why wouldn't Iran do that?  Principal?  Really? Iran is otherwise sane, moral, well intended... but on principal they won't let an international body verity their stated peaceful intentions?  Really?  Uh, no.

You need to find the moral courage to back Pr. Obama in his from-day-one strategy to PROTECT AND LEGITIMIZE Iran's pursuit of Peaceful Nuclear Power.  Unless Iran takes his opening, with the help and encouragement of folks like you, and fully and reasonably allows the IAEA to assert that no bomb efforts are conceivably underway, ISRAEL, WILL, WILL, WILL... bomb Iran. 

Iran Is No Threat -- Unless We Stay On Our Current Course

Wow friend. I've been stupid, oh, for so long. It's hard to find the path - the right is so committed to trampling justice, and the left, pathologically frightened of any personal responsibility. So like you, I fell into the seductive, but ridiculous trap you find yourself in, knee-jerk denial of the true threats here, and not facing the shades-of-gray, non-dogmatic path that sanity, courage and humanity demand.



The True threat is Not Pr. Obama. The True threats are right-wing-nut Israel and a fundamentalist, fanatical Religio-nut leadership in Iran. Either or both will, WILL bring an end to all life on earth if in their fanaticism that satisfies their egos.



Pr. Obama clearly sees the suicidal, genocidal insanity in both Israel and Iran. The only way to avoid otherwise certain war, which you don't want, neither do I, is if Pr. Obama can get Iran to be fully and completely open to IAEA inspectors. Why wouldn't Iran do that? Principal? Really? Iran is otherwise sane, moral, well intended... but on principal they won't let an international body verity their stated peaceful intentions? Really? Uh, no.



You need to find the moral courage to back Pr. Obama in his from-day-one strategy to PROTECT AND LEGITIMIZE Iran's pursuit of Peaceful Nuclear Power. Unless Iran takes his opening, with the encouragement of folks like you, and fully and reasonably allows the IAEA to assert that no bomb efforts are underway, ISRAEL WILL, bomb Iran.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Obama heckled over Iran war threat . He Politely Addresses this Lib-Driod. USA TODAY

Obama heckled over Iran war threat

USA TODAY -
By David Jackson, USA TODAY Worry about a possible Israel attack on Iran's nuclear facilities -- and perhaps US involvement in another war -- boiled over last night at one of President Obama's fundraisers.

Grandmother hosts exhibition on joining Palestinian fight Your Local Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎ A 69-year-old grandmother who travelled to the West Bank to help Palestinian families has helped curate a new exhibition. Doris Richards, gave the young people of Yanoun - a small community of Palestinian farmers and shepherds - a disposable camera ...

Grandmother hosts exhibition on joining Palestinian fight

Your Local Guardian -
A 69-year-old grandmother who travelled to the West Bank to help Palestinian families has helped curate a new exhibition. Doris Richards, gave the young people of Yanoun - a small community of Palestinian farmers and shepherds - a disposable camera ...

Tibetan Writer Says China Is Blocking Her From AwardNew York Times

Obama on Iran: 'I don't bluff' Los Angeles Times

Obama on Iran: 'I don't bluff'

Los Angeles Times -
By Christi Parsons President Obama's goal in upcoming talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to persuade him that the United States "has Israel's back" so that Israel has no need to rush toward air strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities, ...

To Flemball Limbaugh the Sh*tball: ‘This language is an attack on all women’ tpg org

Gas Price Facts: Domestic Oil Production Is At Eight-Year High tpg.org

Obama Tells Congress To Eliminate ‘Outrageous’ Big Oil Tax Breaks vid

tpg.org For their own Total Failure, Think Progress whipping their favorite nigga, Obama,

The Arctic Death Spiral Continues: Thick, Multi-Year Sea Ice Melting Faster, NASA Study Finds tpg.org

HUGE: You Can’t Slow Projected Warming With Gas, You Need ‘Rapid and Massive Deployment’ of Zero-Carbon Power tpg.org

Economist Nordhaus Corrects WSJ Global Warming Nonsense PlanetSave.com

Economist Nordhaus Corrects WSJ Global Warming Nonsense

PlanetSave.com -
By Zachary Shahan On March 2, 2012 In my Green News roundup yesterday, I quickly linked to a piece on economist William Nordhaus' recent response to yet another horrid Wall Street Journal (WSJ) op-ed on global warming (another global warming denier ...

Oceans Acidifying Faster Today Than in Past 300 Million YearsNational Science Foundation (press release)

Oceans Acidifying Faster Today Than in Past 300 Million Years

vid 'Bailing was not the proper response on the Titanic. Nor natural gas, now: Clean Energy Needed (NOW) to Stop Global Warming (..Not Natural Gas) PlanetSave.com

Clean Energy Needed (NOW) to Stop Global Warming (..Not Natural Gas)

PlanetSave.com -
The post and new study were about what energy transition is needed to address global warming this century. The basic conclusions of it all (also discussed in the video above of the Caldeira) are this: First, substantially affecting global temperature ...

Obama: I've Proven Democrats Not 'Weak on Defense' ABC News

Obama: I've Proven Democrats Not 'Weak on Defense'

ABC News (blog) -
MANHATTAN - President Obama says his administration's foreign policy over the past three years effectively neutralizes longstanding Republican criticism that Democratic presidents are “weak on defense.

Peres: Obama is a great president, security ties are 'the best we've ever had' Haaretz

Peres: Obama is a great president, security ties are 'the best we've ever had'

Haaretz -
In interview with Charlie Rose in New York, President Shimon Peres says he does not want to interfere in US politics, but is stating his opinion on Obama 'because it's true.' By Haaretz Tags: Shimon Peres Barack Obama Israel US Israeli President Shimon ...

College aspirations are good for everyone Philadelphia Inquirer

College aspirations are good for everyone

Philadelphia Inquirer -
ERIC GAY / AP Rick Santorum sent the wrong message by suggesting it was elitist for President Obama to wish every young American could go to college.
Barb Shelly | The liberal professor is least of college worries
Biden: "Ideological divide" between Santorum and America on higher education

ARGH! Huge Postings Yesterday and 'Daily Email Summary' google sent had just 20%. CHECK BLOG.' sLoving (no details)


3.01.2012

Days later, the Pedophile Guys - Archdiocese of Washington apologizes for denying Communion to lesbian at her ... Washington Post

3 hours today playing whack-a-mole at LA TIMES: Michael Mann's counterstrike in the climate wars

'Oh, I wish I'd understood decades ago why I was so different, and embraced it, as I do now; Joyfully.' sLoving (no detail)


'The Left's Beloved Delusion: Democracy's Gladiator Games. WAR's how GOPigs Rightly see it.' sLoving (no detail)


FEDEX CEO: "“Our dependence on imported oil constitutes our country’s largest security risk and largest economic risk.”

Snow was a no-show during most of weak, warm winter USA TODAY

Pr. Obama in NH - Less Oil, more US Wind and Sun WashPost vid

Climate change to cost Bangladesh $5.7bn Gulf Times

Climate change to cost Bangladesh $5.7bn

Gulf Times -
By Mizan Rahman/Dhaka The cost of managing the increased risk of cyclones and inland monsoon floods due to changing climate will be approximately $5.7bn by 2050, according to a World Bank (WB) estimate. “Bangladesh will require climate-smart policies ...

'I exist to Serve the 1 in a million literally Dying to change the Status Quo. All Hope's in Trickle Down from there.' Loving (no details)


Loving, now TWEETING @StartLoving1


The rate of poverty is rapidly increasing in Pakistan Pakistan Observer

The poverty nightmare

Pakistan Observer -
The rate of poverty is rapidly increasing in Pakistan notwithstanding the measures being taken by the government to curtail the menace.

'Equally Pathological: Left's Denial of Responsibility, Right's Denial of Justice.' Loving (no detail)


Global Extreme Poverty Reduction Efforts a Failure Bloomberg

Global Extreme Poverty Dropped in 2005-2008

Bloomberg -
Analysis since 2008 shows that, “while the food, fuel and financial crises over the past four years had at times sharp negative impacts on vulnerable populations and slowed the rate of poverty reduction in some countries, global poverty overall kept ...

'Never till today did I see that lip-service liberalism is clinically insane denial - Lib War on Personal Responsibility.' Loving (no detail)


Obama Calls for an End to Subsidies for Oil and Gas Companies New York Times

Cha-Ching!! Tesla Motors Model X Smokes $40 Million In A Day EarthTechling


Cha-Ching!! Tesla Motors Model X Smokes $40 Million In A Day

Tesla says its new Model X crossover SUV is faster than a Porsche Carrera. The seven-seater is said to clock a 0-to-60 time of 4.4 seconds. That’s a pretty quick mover and according to a recent release from the company, it’s not the only thing that’s moving fast.

On energy, Obama avoiding ghost of Jimmy Carter Politico

On energy, Obama avoiding ghost of Jimmy Carter

Politico -
In 2010, environmentalist Bill McKibben tried in vain to get the Obama administration to take the symbolic step of reinstalling one of Carter's solar panels on the White House - the panels the Reagan administration removed after taking over in 1981.

DON'T MISS!!!! BILL MCKIBBEN SHOWING BACKBONE! Bill McKibben: Beyond Keystone ThinkProgress

Bill McKibben: Beyond Keystone

ThinkProgress -
By Climate Guest Blogger on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:52 am by Bill McKibben, reposted from HuffPost There were two scientific studies this week that set the ongoing Keystone pipeline battle in sharp relief.

UVA Students Living Wage Campaign Stretches Strike Into March WINA AM 1070

Living Wage Campaign Stretches Strike Into March

WINA AM 1070 -
The Living Wage Campaign has extended its hunger strike into March. The State Senate has refused to adopt an amended version of Governor McDonnell's two-year $85 billion budget.

DON'T MISS: T. BOON PICKENS - U.S. buying oil from the Middle East was "the greatest transfer of wealth in history" MNN

Poll: 63 pct of voters back Obama birth control policy The Sun Daily

Poll: 63 pct of voters back Obama birth control policy

The Sun Daily -
WASHINGTON (March 1, 2012): Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor President Barack Obama's policy requiring birth control coverage for female employees, including clear majorities of Roman Catholic, Protestant evangelical and independent voters, a poll ...

McConnell Postpones Repeal Vote on Health Care Reform Until After 2012 Election International Business Times

Iran's underground nuclear sites not immune to US bunker-busters, experts sayWashington Post

Obama Peace Maker: Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Stands By Assessment That Iran Is A Rational ...ThinkProgress

Israel's Rape and Plunder of Palestinians: Israel legalizes unsanctioned settler enclave The Associated Press

Israel legalizes unsanctioned settler enclave

The Associated Press -
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to stop construction and the Palestinians say they won't negotiate while Israel unilaterally determines the borders of their state through settlement-building.

Santorum’s failed pandering to blue-collar workers WashPost

Why Netanyahu's Visit to Discuss Iran Puts Obama in a Political Minefield TIME

Gestapo Terror: Israeli troops raid 2 Palestinian TV stations San Francisco Chronicle

US Jobless Claims Remain at 4-Year Low New York Times

Oil climbs above $124 Reuters

Obama Peace Maker: Vow to journalist boosts Myanmar reform hopes Financial Times

Vow to journalist boosts Myanmar hopes

Financial Times -
By Gwen Robinson in Bangkok The visit to Myanmar of a prominent dissident journalist underscored a pledge by President Thein Sein on Thursday to push on with democratic reforms and hold “all-inclusive democratic elections” on April 1.
Burmese President Vows to Continue Democratic Reforms
Suu Kyi says sanctions aiding Myanmar reform

Gaza children run marathon to raise funds for UN summer camps Haaretz

Gaza children run marathon to raise funds for UN summer camps

Haaretz -
The event, which kicked off at Beit Hanoun in the north and ended at Rafah, 42 kilometres away, is held to raise funds for the summer camps UNRWA organizes every year.
Thousands compete in Gaza marathon despite cold weather

Obama Peace Maker: NKorea nuclear envoy to visit US on heels of deal The Associated Press - ‎49 minutes ago‎ SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - In another sign of warming relations between two wartime foes, a senior North Korean nuclear negotiator will attend a security conference in the United States, a person with knowledge of the negotiations between Washington and ... North Korea nuclear deal raises disarmament hopesNational Post Third time lucky for nuclear watchdog in North Korea?Chicago Tribune Your preferred source:Aid groups welcome US nuclear deal with North KoreaLos Angeles Times Opinion:North Korea's Nuclear ActivityNew York Times

NKorea nuclear envoy to visit US on heels of deal

The Associated Press -
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - In another sign of warming relations between two wartime foes, a senior North Korean nuclear negotiator will attend a security conference in the United States, a person with knowledge of the negotiations between Washington and ...
North Korea nuclear deal raises disarmament hopes
Third time lucky for nuclear watchdog in North Korea?
Aid groups welcome US nuclear deal with North Korea
North Korea's Nuclear Activity

Of, for, by the rich: Mitt Romney: 'I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself' Washington Post

WOW: Mapping Tool Analyzes How Climate Change, Conflict and Aid Intersect in Africa University of Texas

Mapping Tool Analyzes How Climate Change, Conflict and Aid Intersect in Africa

University of Texas at Austin News -
AUSTIN, Texas - Researchers have developed a new dynamic mapping tool that will help policymakers and other groups determine a country's vulnerabilities to climate change and conflicts and show how these two issues intersect in Africa.