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7.21.2012

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (thanks to Hope)

Lack of Exercise as Deadly as Smoking, Study Finds TIME

Palestine New Media Revolt Al-Resalah

Palestine New Media Revolt

Al-Resalah -
Palestine, which is a major inspiration for revolutions in the Arab World, joined this new form of struggle. Hundreds of activists based in Palestine and Diaspora use social media to expose Israel's violations of human rights in the occupied ...

'New McCarthyism' Described by Climate Scientist Michael Mann ABC News

'New McCarthyism' Described by Climate Scientist Michael Mann

ABC News (blog) -
Following are the video and transcript of an interview with climate scientist Michael Mann of Penn State University, conducted on April 19, in New York's Central Park.

IMPORTANT Article - MLK - The purpose of unviolence - to bring to the surface the evil

Portland activist Cameron Whitten's hunger strike goes on; can anyone stop him? OregonLive.com

7.20.2012

Perverse 'Justice' for US Exploitation and Neglect - West in cold as Chinese largesse woos Africa

Perverse 'Justice' for US Exploitation and Neglect -

West in cold as Chinese largesse woos Africa

Sydney Morning Herald -
JOHANNESBURG: China has offered African countries $18 billion in loans over the next three years, cementing an alliance that appears increasingly hostile to the West.
China's Hu Pledges $20 Billion in Loans to African Nations
With $20 Billion Loan Pledge, China Strengthens Its Ties to African Nations

Michele Bachmann tops a team of conspiracy-crazed clowns Los Angeles Times

Michele Bachmann tops a team of conspiracy-crazed clowns

Los Angeles Times -
This has been a week in which someone at the Republican National Committee must have said, "Send in the clowns!" Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh and lesser jesters in the GOP circus were just a few fake noses and a seltzer bottle short of performances ...

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Posted: 19 Jul 2012 03:28 PM PDT
Renewable Energy Just Got Easier to Tie to the GridSustainableBusiness.com - ‎5 hours ago‎Sometimes removing regulatory barriers is good - in this case FERC's Chair, Jon Wellinghoff, is trying to tune up grid requirements so they are more responsive to new technologies - renewable energy and energy storage. He expects 60% of all the new ...
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 02:55 PM PDT
Satellite data shows greater Greenland ice meltCurrent TV - ‎6 hours ago‎Greenland--Greenland's ice sheets are melting extensively, even in some inland areas, according to an image generated from data obtained by a Japanese climate-observation satellite.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 02:50 PM PDT
No way can Heineman approve Keystone XL nowYork News-Times - ‎Jul 16, 2012‎In other words, we in the United States are not yet ready for tar-sand pipelines from a regulatory perspective, so why would we even consider the Keystone XL until all the safeguards are in place and thoroughly tested? For instance, according to the ...
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 02:49 PM PDT
'Higher-speed' trains to precede true high-speed rail in USSacramento Bee - ‎2 hours ago‎PHILADELPHIA -- Can you have a European- or Japanese-style high-speed rail experience, even if the train is creeping along at less than 150 miles per hour?
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 02:16 PM PDT
Climate Change Strikes Especially Hard Blow to Native AmericansPBS NewsHour (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎When we began our NewsHour coverage on communities across the United States coping with climate change, we didn't plan to focus on Native American tribes.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 02:14 PM PDT
FACT. The R, C, Left Status Quo - FACT. WE AREN'T STOPPING ENV. ARMAGEDDON.  MINOR FIDDLING IS ALL THAT IS IN THE CARDS.  FACT.  What get's celebrated, on the Left?  Oh, maybe, year's end, we will turn the Titanic a whole 25% of what's required to avoid hitting the iceburg, with 200 billion children on board [75% shortfall]. Maybe.  YAHOO!  Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?  Huh?
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 11:17 AM PDT
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/19/u-s-makes-strides-on-climate-change/
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:22 AM PDT
State's Second-Largest Wind Farm Coming Online Faster Than ExpectedKTUU.com - ‎11 hours ago‎11 wind turbines -- a project that's been in the planning stages for the better part of a decade -- are now in various stages of completion.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:14 AM PDT
A World Population Day Worthy of CelebrationHuffington Post (blog) - ‎Jul 10, 2012‎Supporters of family planning have been observing July 11 as World Population Day for nearly a quarter of a century. For nearly two decades, it has been little more than an opportunity to bemoan declining donor nation support for family planning and ...
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:09 AM PDT
Baby boom to boost populations of some of poorest countriesWashington Times - ‎13 hours ago‎The world is experiencing a baby boom almost entirely centered in the poorer parts of the globe, according to a major new survey of global population trends released Wednesday. The world now averages about 267 births per minute, with nearly all the ...
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 06:48 AM PDT
Could a US carbon tax be on the rebound?Energy Collective - ‎22 hours ago‎According to POLITICO, the five-hour gathering was split between sessions providing an "update on posture of key constituencies" and "framing and selling a carbon pollution tax." Among those speaking at the off-the-record gathering were former ...
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 06:46 AM PDT
Could a US carbon tax be on the rebound?Energy Collective - ‎22 hours ago‎According to POLITICO, the five-hour gathering was split between sessions providing an "update on posture of key constituencies" and "framing and selling a carbon pollution tax." Among those speaking at the off-the-record gathering were former ...
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:47 AM PDT
Soybeans Surge to Record as Midwest Drought Scorches CropBusinesswee
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7.19.2012

'We've given all you people need to know' Ann Romney to we the underlings

FACT. The R, C, LEFT Status Quo - FACT. WE AREN'T STOPPING ENV. ARMAGEDDON. FACT.

FACT. The R, C, Left Status Quo - FACT. WE AREN'T STOPPING ENV. ARMAGEDDON.  MINOR FIDDLING IS ALL THAT IS IN THE CARDS.  FACT.  What get's celebrated, on the Left?  Oh, maybe, year's end, we will turn the Titanic a whole 25% of what's required to avoid hitting the iceburg, with 200 billion children on board [75% shortfall]. Maybe.  YAHOO!  Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?  Huh?

Unless you change the status quo, we're done.

Oh, uh, the status quo always kills, crucifies, destroys, maims, hurts big-time, disowns... those that try to change it, if it can.

Loving

American Homes Are Crammed with Clutter -- and Stress TIME

GOP Compares Michelle Bachmann to Joe McCarthy. Hope. Politico



Rollins rips 'extreme' Bachmann

Politico -
Rollins demanded Bachmann apologize for the letter, which was signed by four other GOP lawmakers, and compared Bachmann's claims to Joe McCarthy's hunt for communists in the 1950's. "Having worked for Congressman Bachman's campaign for ...


MUST READ: Biden: Obama knew health care would cost him Politico

Biden: Obama knew health care would cost him

Politico (blog) -
... Reis, Patrick, Restuccia, Andrew, Robillard, Kevin, Rogers, David, Romano, Lois, Romm, Tony, Rosche, Jedd, Samuelsohn, Darren, Schultheis, Emily, Sherman, Jake, Simon, Roger, Slack, Donovan, Smolkin, Rachel, Snider, Adam, Summers, Juana, Tau, Byron ...

Good Companies Like Clif Bar: How They Do It Triple Pundit

Good Companies Like Clif Bar: How They Do It

Triple Pundit -
Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute, reminds us of where our focus must be: "Our global economy is outgrowing the capacity of the earth to support it," he said.

Nearly 4 to 1 Americans want Iran nuclear crisis solved diplomatically, not ... GlobalPost

Nearly 4 to 1 Americans want Iran nuclear crisis solved diplomatically, not ...

GlobalPost -
Americans overwhelmingly prefer that the US deal with the Iran nuclear crisis diplomatically instead of resorting to military measures, according to a fresh study on US opinion from the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR).

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Posted: 18 Jul 2012 01:16 PM PDT
Ocean Acidity Rivals Climate Change As Environmental ThreatSmithsonian (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎Rising ocean acidity is now considered to be just as much of a formidable threat to the health of Earth's environment as the atmospheric climate changes brought on by pumping out greenhouse gases. Scientists are now trying to understand what that means ...
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 01:15 PM PDT
Youngish conservatives, splitting with GOP on climate changeGreenville News (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎What happens, in Paul Greene's observation, is that many of the loudest voices drawing a bead on climate change come off as world-is-crumbling alarmists, which is a turn-off to many conservatives.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 01:14 PM PDT
Record Heat Wave Pushes US Belief in Climate Change to 70%Businessweek - ‎2 hours ago‎In the four months since March there has been a jump in U.S. citizens' belief that climate change is taking place, especially among independent voters and those in southern states such as Texas, which is now in its second year of record drought ...
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7.18.2012

WHY HUMANITY IS SURELY DOOMED NOW


Friends it is 99.99999% a problem of being, a problem of philosophy.  Everything else is the symptoms of that.

"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ," said Gandhi. "Be the change you wish to see in the world," he also said. "They will know you by how you love," Jesus said.

Except for their stupid philosophies, we adore Jesus, King, Gandhi, Rachel Corrie....  Don't we? We do. Clinically, that's hypocrisy.   Clinically, linguistically, academically, radically, meaning, at the root, that's hypocrisy, lip service. 

Winston Churchill, clearly one of the most effective leaders in human history, said of Americans prior to Americans coming in on the side of Britain in WWII, "Americans can always be depended upon to do the right thing; after they've exhausted every other option." 

What Churchill did not need to consider, and did not need to address, because the reality of his time  was different, what he didn't need to address was that which will be our fatal exception.  Churchill didn't need to consider a killer that is physically unseen, and a killer that is physically us, our way of being, our way of being.  
We ADORE what Jesus taught, except for the core portions of it - laying down our life for our brother, selling all we have and giving it to the poor – the philosophy stuff; the 'being' stuff.  We adore Dr. King's teachings and example; everything except for placing and keeping our bodies, including those of our dearest loved ones, those most immediate to us, in harm's way, for the course of our entire lives. We adore Gandhi's teachings.  It's the doing it; it's the 'being' the change that the world needs to be.  It's the 'doing' it that we find utterly absurd and ridiculous, stupid foolishness.  

Loving, this isn't time for philosophy! 

Gandhi's strategy was to 'be.'  Jesus strategy was for us to 'be' a certain way.  MLK Jr's strategy was for us to 'be' a certain way. All else, for them, was meaningless details, because their faith (well founded, mature Vision) was such, that by being a certain way the fundamental state of being which is what the Creator would have us be - creatures that were purely and simply universal Love, creatures that were purely and simply living out of the part of their nervous system that was the option for love, the heart, as opposed to the head and the flesh;  it was so clear to them that if that happened they would get everything else that was required – courage, strategy, action, Loving, brilliance, perseverance, vision, unity….  If I turn on the PC, I get Word and Excel, I get video processing; that's trivial.  It's not trivial if there's not a power source; it's is not trivial if the computer hadn't been created.  But if it was, so the fundamental task is to turn it on.   And by way of furthering the analogy, we want to use it as a paperweight.  We want to use it as a doorstop, as a club… everything but as a computer.    We want to use our bodies, our nervous systems as a drug store; as is an entertainment center; as a bludgeon; as a point of physical force; everything but what our being was designed for - to be the Creator, through us.  To be a molecule, an organism, the local piece P I E C E of the Creator, everything but that is what we use ourselves for.

This is why humanity is doomed, friends.  We are in the exception that Churchill didn't have concern with.   It wasn't the issue of his time.  He knew that the Nazi threat, the Japanese threat, eventually would become sufficiently and concretely manifest that the human species of his day would respond.  It was not the issue of his day, what is now the issue of this day - that the threat would be us, would be our way of being, and that the threat with would be a colorless, odorless gas produced by our way of being.
"Americans can be depended upon to do the right thing, after they've exhausted every other option."   And Gaia can no longer give us the luxury of our thick-headedness; our stiff-necked-ness.   She's given us all the rope we need to hang ourselves, our children, and we are going to hang ourselves, children first. 

So to me it's clear that we are no longer fully human.  We've de-evolved, mutated into an un-adaptive, un-viable species.

I've been, and remain profoundly moved by the unspeakable injustice that is the allowing of our sins to crush the next 200 billion children. 

But it may be true, and it may be a truth that I can learn to face, that there are no more human children.  There will be no more human children;  only more sub-species children, our children; the blight that the great Ashley Montague and other great intellects and scientists have spoken of; that as early as the 1950s Montague saw we had become and spoke of with great sorrow and anguish and pain.  

There may be no human species to care about, and the one in 1 million that are the exception, that are always crucified, as Jesus was... they're going to be okay.  Yes, they're going to suffer more than most physically because they won't indulge the selfishness to put themselves in gated communities.  Quite the opposite, they'll run toward the emergency of others.  But that's not where they live.  They live in the state of being that's Heaven; and that is the heart; their bodies are incidental.  
So the human species, this is why it's doomed. 

But more to the point, the human species has already ceased to exist.  Maybe you can see this, maybe you can't, certainly I can't prove it to you.  But when Gandhi said, 'I like your Christ,' the historical record is pretty clear - Jesus, for Gandhi, was the epitome of humanity, the epitome of human health, above all other people that had ever existed.  Not a superhuman for Gandhi, Gandhi was explicit about that.   He was the icon of human health, Jesus was, for Gandhi.  Gandhi also said, 'If Christians would actually practice their creed there would be no more Hindus; and Gandhi is known to be a devout Hindu; an ardent Hindu.  So again, Gandhi holds up Jesus as being the epitome of human health,  the healthy human being; the least toxified by our environment.  'I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians,' I like the health of Jesus, I do not like the health, the humanity, the subhumanity of those that call themselves Jesus' followers.  They are so unlike him, they are so unhealthy, they are so subspecies. 

This is the problem friends, and it is the central problem that we have made a culture of avoiding and burying, and distorting, and camouflaging for thousands of years.   And like Jesus, and Gandhi, and King, that tried to turn us away from the cliff like they foretold; no, we're headed off the cliff; passionately pushing our children, first.

Friends it is 99.99999% a problem of being, a problem of philosophy.  Everything else is a symptom of that.  

The only hope, THE ONLY HOPE is the mass spread of the new way of being, the new philosophy EMBODIED, LIVED as did Gandhi, King, Jesus….

How to BE Human, as they were?  Rekindle in ourselves the Characteristics that were so clear in them, and I've counted about 106, and created a Personal Trainer to re-inflame them within myself; and so others could do the same.  There is no other way. 

There is NO other way.  Why would we not use this personal trainer, and chose another way?  Oh, the excuses would be infinite in their variety, but at the root, for the same reason we've not followed Jesus' teachings for 2000 years.  We don't want to, and we are willing for our children to bear the consequences.

And those that don't use the Personal Trainer, well, they are not seeing what the true problem is, and they are not on the Path to becoming the Cure.  Period.

"Americans can always be depended upon to do the right thing; after they've exhausted every other option."   Uh, not this time.  Not unless you become the Cure.  Fast.





7.17.2012

nd Loving here. I'm safe enough, but massively slowed by this heat.

nd Loving here. I'm safe enough, but massively slowed by this heat.

Beijing Pressured After Teen Monk Self-Immolates Voice of America

Beijing Pressured After Teen Monk Self-Immolates

Voice of America -
The London-based rights group Free Tibet says the death of an 18-year-old Tibetan monk in a self-immolation protest in southwest China Tuesday should prompt international pressure on Beijing to "let Tibetans decide their own future.
Teenage Tibetan monk 'self-immolates' in China
Tibetan monk dies after setting self on fire in China, latest among dozens of ...

South Africa celebrates hero who paid a high price CBS New

South Africa celebrates hero who paid a high price

CBS News -
(CBS News) QUNU, South Africa - The party has started, even if the guest of honor didn't show up. When Nelson Mandela turns 94, the occasion draws a crowd, especially here in the rural village of Qunu, the Mandela ancestral home to which he has ...

Hero neighbor saves 7-year-old girl who fell from third-story window in Coney ...New York Daily News

7.16.2012

Kill baby Kill: Corn rockets higher Agriculture.com STARVE BABY STARVE

Corn rockets higher

Agriculture.com -
US corn futures are trading sharply higher Monday, boosted by continued worries about the Midwest drought shrinking the size of the US crop.

S. African Aparthed Nazis, but in Israel - Interrogated Palestinian 'fell to his death....'

Special investigator dies in Palestinian custody

Businessweek -
By Mohammed Daraghmeh on July 16, 2012 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - A senior Palestinian official suspected of embezzling public funds fell to his death from the third-floor kitchen window of a West Bank security compound where he was being interrogated, ...

Israeli man's self-immolation triggers further protests against cost of livingThe Guardian

Israeli man's self-immolation puts country's 'land of plenty' reputation to ...

Globe and Mail -
Moshe Silman couldn't take it any more. The 57-year-old Israeli father and businessman owns a small shipping and delivery company in Haifa in northern Israel.
Man who set himself on fire urged 'violent revolution'
Protesters torch National Insurance Institute branch

7.15.2012

This made a difference: LA Times - Israeli man sets himself on fire at social-justice rally in Tel-AvivLos Angeles Times

Hundreds of Israelis protest state's social policy, in wake of self-immolation

Haaretz -
Moshe Silman a 57-year-old Haifa resident, set himself on fire during a Tel Aviv demonstration, and was rushed to the city's Ichilov Hospital in critical condition.

Loving here. YAHOO! I FINALLY 'GET' LUKE 14:26! 'IF YOU HATE NOT... YOU CAN'T FOLLOW ME.'

Loving here.  YAHOO! I FINALLY 'GET' LUKE 14:26! 'IF YOU HATE NOT... YOU CAN'T FOLLOW ME.'

"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." (Luke 14:26)

About 2 years ago I finally got close to 'getting' Luke 14:26. 

What came to me was:

'JESUS ONLY CAME FOR, JESUS ONLY CAN HELP THOSE THAT CAN'T LIVE, WOULD RATHER DIE THAN ACCEPT, THE STATUS QUO.'

Take me seriously for a moment on this.  How many people do you know, how many can you name in history, or in literature... that literally, actually, can't live with the status quo???  Any????  Really?????  Jesus couldn't.  Rachel Corrie couldn't.  Neo, in The Matrix couldn't.  The 20,000 documented European Non-Jewish holocaust rescuers couldn't - hmmmmm - 1 IN A MILLION - that's about right.  'I could have saved thousands more, if I could have convinced them they were slaves,' Harriett Tubman.

ALL BUT 1 IN A MILLION, RIGHT, LEFT AND CENTER
A. CAN LIVE WITH THE STATUS QUO;
B. ULTIMATELY WILL DESTROY YOUR LIFE IF YOU TRY TO CHANGE THEIR STATUS QUO; OF YOU THREATEN THEIR STATUS QUO IN ANY WAY.  FOR CERTAIN.  INCLUDING, ESPECIALLY, OFTEN, THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU, DEAREST TO YOU, BECAUSE TO THEM YOU BECOME THE MOST IMMEDIATE THREAT.

BUT I DIDN'T SEE TILL TODAY, TODAY!, THAT THIS IS WHAT LUKE 14:26 IS SAYING:  
* If you become a threat to the status quo, literally, they will kill you as much as and as fast as they feel they need to, to stop you as a threat - job, reputation, career, relationships, connections.... Malice?  NO!  Self-preservation!  It has taken them whatever lifetime they have to find their 'survival,' their 'way of life,' within the status quo!  THAT IS THEIR WAY OF LIFE, THEIR WAY OF BEING! 
* You don't think they will 'kill' you as much as they need to to protect that?  THEY CAN, WILL, AND DO. COUNT ON IT.
* So, unless you hate the status quo OF YOUR MOTHER'S JOYLESSNESS, FATHER'S JOYLESSNESS, CHILD'S JOYLESSNESS, WORLD'S JOYLESSNESS, FUTURE'S JOYLESSNESS... MORE THAN YOUR OWN LIFE - JESUS TEACHINGS ARE NOT FOR YOU!  LIP SERVICE to Jesus' teachings, and those like him?  Oh, that's a whole different matter - ask the 2 billion christians, my brother and sisters all.  Ask the activists of today, my brothers and sisters all....