Blog

NOTICE: MOST OF MY POSTING IS ON FACEBOOK: STARTLOVING1

My most personal Thoughts: sloving
(Start Loving, the pka for James McGinley)

The most crucial posts: *****

Photo album: here

EFLIUS (Exploring For Life In US): here

9.22.2012

OMG. WATCH: Pr. Obama Introduced in Wisconsin

http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Pres-Obama-Campaign-Rally-in-Milwaukee/10737434346/

Watch AT LEAST the 5 min  intro.

Police forcibly removes Tibetan hunger strikers Phayul

Police forcibly removes Tibetan hunger strikers

Phayul - ‎2 hours ago‎
DHARAMSHALA, September 22: Indian authorities have forcibly removed the three Tibetan hunger strikers in New Delhi and taken them to a hospital after all three of them showed major signs of deterioration in their health.

Delhi University teachers to go on indefinite relay hunger strike from October 10 Times of India

Delhi University teachers to go on indefinite relay hunger strike from October 10

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) in its general body meeting on Saturday decided to intensify its stir against alleged 'excesses' of DU vice chancellor.

***** "I don't deserve praise for my struggles," Suu Kyi

I don't deserve praise for my struggles: Suu Kyi

Hindustan Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
New York-based think tank Atlantic Council has awarded the 2012 Global Citizen Award to Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who says she does not deserve any praise or compassion for her struggles since she willingly made the choice of ...

Poll shows strong support among young for Obama

Poll shows strong support among young for Obama
Evansville Courier & Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - A Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday showed strong support among young voters for President Obama. The poll found that 61 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 would like to see Obama get a second term, while 31 percent would ...

9/21 Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM

Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM   subscribe. now. share.


Posted: 21 Sep 2012 12:28 PM PDT
Asian energy boom threatens Montana ranches Seattle Post Intelligencer
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 09:44 AM PDT
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 09:42 AM PDT
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 09:40 AM PDT
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 09:39 AM PDT
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 09:37 AM PDT
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 09:35 AM PDT
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 09:26 AM PDT
World food prices may hit record high in 2013: Rabobank study Economic Times - ‎4 hours ago‎ "Skyrocketing agri-commodity prices are causing the world to re-enter a period of "agflation", with food prices forecast to reach record highs in 2013 and to continue to rise well into Q3 of the 2013," Netherlands-based Rabobank said. Also, the Food ... Rabobank Sees Record Food Prices as
Posted: 21 Sep 2012 08:33 AM PDT
Scientific American Deforestation rebounds in the Amazon Nature.com (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎ Deforestation is on the rise again in the Brazilian Amazon. The amount of clear-cut land hit 522 km in August 2012, up from 163.3 km2 in the same month last year, a spike of 220%. In Brazil, Attacking the Forest to Save ItScientific American

9/20 Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM

Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM   subscribe. now. share.


Posted: 20 Sep 2012 05:06 PM PDT
Chevy Volt outsells Audis, Lincolns, Mercedes...
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 05:00 PM PDT
U.S. Smart Grid Spending to Focus on Grid Modernization in Long-Neglected ... Sacramento Bee - ‎5 hours ago‎ FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Overconfidence in our fragile power grid is a bias the United States will have to overcome in order to move towards widespread smart grid adoption. Murphy's Law proves true time and again; ...
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 04:59 PM PDT
Climate change threatens children's health Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎ In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement titled “Global Climate Change and Children's Health” that described expected increases in West Nile virus, Lyme disease and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 03:00 PM PDT
Europe To See More Than 237M Smart Meters By 2020 Renew Grid - ‎4 hours ago‎ The firm says smart meters and associated developments in smart grids are seen as enablers of a low-carbon Europe that, by 2050, will have reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 80% of its 1990 level and almost completely ended its dependence ... More Than 237 Million Smart Meters Will Be Deployed
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 02:40 PM PDT
Warming Oceans Will Start Massive Changes In Antarctic Ice Sheet PlanetSave.com - ‎2 hours ago‎ Massive and rapid changes in the Antarctic ice sheet are possible because of the action of fast-flowing and narrow glaciers, leading to rapid ice-sheet decay and sea-level rise, according to a just released study. 20120920-114159.jpg. It's now been ...
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 02:38 PM PDT
Alps' Glaciers Are Retreating Rapidly CounterCurrents.org - ‎5 hours ago‎ The Alps ' glaciers are in retreat at an alarming rate due to rising temperatures. Scientists opine: this is the result of global warming.
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 02:35 PM PDT
'Planetary emergency' due to Arctic melt, experts warn http://phys.org/news/2012-09-planetary-emergency-due-arctic-experts.html
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 01:56 PM PDT
Coal, Hard Truths: U.S. Energy's Drive Against Obama
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 12:50 PM PDT
A crushing victory in bid to harness nuclear fusion power NBCNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎ A crushed tube the size of a thread spool has brought the United States one step closer to harnessing nuclear fusion as a clean, almost limitless, power source. The experiment at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico tested how well a tiny ...
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 11:37 AM PDT
EU U-turn spells doom for food-based biofuels boom Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎ "They (the changes) will reduce the price pressure on food and at the same time increase the pressure on car manufacturers to offer more fuel-efficient vehicles," said Hubert Weiger, chairman of German environmental protection lobby group BUND.
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 10:02 AM PDT
Tax Credit in Doubt, Wind Power Industry Is Withering New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎ FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. - Last month, Gamesa, a major maker of components for wind turbines, completed the first significant order of its latest invention: a camper-size box that can capture the energy of slow winds, potentially opening up new parts of ...
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 07:25 AM PDT
Fracking: Boom or Doom BY DENISE GROLLMUS
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 06:30 AM PDT
Protecting mangroves is cheaper than building coastal protection, expert says Christian Science Monitor - ‎19 hours ago‎ Keeping coastal mangrove forests intact or replanting them is cheaper than building man-made structures to protect coastlines threatened by climate change, according to the head of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Skip to next ...
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 06:24 AM PDT
Climate change to fuel northern spread of avian malaria Phys.Org - ‎16 hours ago‎ Avian malaria was found in Alaska in the Common redpoll, pictured here. Credit: Jenny Carlson, SF State. Malaria has been found in birds in parts of Alaska, and global climate change will drive it even farther north, according to a new study published
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 06:21 AM PDT
Climate change could remake Australia UPI.com - ‎16 hours ago‎ Australia's species and ecosystems to sensitive climate change and the country must find news ways of considering conservation, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization reported Wednesday. Australia's Unique Species Face 'Unstoppable' Climate DangerEnvironment News Service Major changes
Posted: 20 Sep 2012 05:57 AM PDT
Arctic ice shrinks 18% against record, sounding climate change alarm bells The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎ Scientists and environment groups last night said the fall was unprecedented and the clearest signal yet of climate change.

9/19 Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM

Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM - subscribe. share. now.


Posted: 18 Sep 2012 03:02 PM PDT
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 02:49 PM PDT
Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts Sacramento Bee - ‎6 hours ago‎ Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) are forecast to reach 400,073 annual sales in the United States and 107,146 in Canada by 2020, but the real story of these sales is in the cities and utility service territories where the vehicles will be located. California to Dominate US Electric Vehicle Sales Through
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 02:32 PM PDT
Southwest needs power lines to become solar hub Businessweek - ‎48 minutes ago‎ Aside from Phoenix, the nation's sixth largest city, and Las Vegas, which glows around the clock, the region's rural stretches - the ideal places for acres of solar panels - have few energy demands. And sending solar power from there to population
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 02:27 PM PDT
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 01:33 PM PDT
Sea surface temperatures reach record highs on Northeast continental shelf Phys.Org - ‎4 hours ago‎ In deeper offshore waters to the north, bottom waters were 1 degree C (2°F) warmer in the eastern Gulf of Maine and greater than 2 degrees C (3.6°F) warmer in the western Gulf of Maine. Ocean bottom temperature data cited in the advisory posted today ...
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 01:27 PM PDT
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 01:17 PM PDT
PBS Newshour Propagates Confusion On Climate ChangeMedia Matters for America (blog) PBS NewsHour Falls Into “Balance” Trap, Provides Megaphone For Anthony WattsDe Smog Blog (blog)
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 12:49 PM PDT
Anti-nuc Cultists throw millions / yr coal deaths under the bus Millions die from coal pollution, every year.  Think how many more are sickened, brain damaged? How many have died from nuclear plants?  Maybe zero, except for 1 accident Chernobyl.   Do the non-nuclear coal deaths, millions per year, billions in the future, matter to the Anti-nuc cultists?  How about the hundreds of billions of
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 12:07 PM PDT
New study (part II of II): Feds understimate costs of carbon pollution, low ...Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 12:05 PM PDT
http://www.bna.com/panel-underestimated-benefits-n17179869733/
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 10:14 AM PDT
June Through August Was Warmest Period For Global Land Temperature Ever ... Energy Collective
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 07:00 AM PDT
Global swelter: World has 3rd-warmest summer on recordUSA TODAY
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 06:59 AM PDT
Arctic Expert Predicts Final Collapse Of Sea Ice Within Four Years Business Insider - ‎18 hours ago‎ The main cause is simply global warming: as the climate has warmed there has been less ice growth during the winter and more ice melt during the summer. Arctic ice may completely collapse within 4 years: scientistBusiness Standard Arctic summer ice to disappear within four years,
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 06:55 AM PDT
TNS Gallup finds 85% of consumers want more green energyPower Engineering International
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 06:47 AM PDT
Faulty model behind US underestimating carbon cost Zee News - ‎4 hours ago‎ "This is a wake-up call for America to start aggressively investing in low carbon sources of energy. The very real economic benefits will accrue quickly and increase over time," Johnson was quoted as saying in the Journal of Environmental Studies and ... New CO2 Cost Estimate Gives Renewables An
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 06:29 AM PDT
Caron Disclosure Project Releases 2012 Report: Companies Worried About ... TPM - ‎15 hours ago‎ Hundreds of the world's largest companies across all industries - from NestlĂ© to Lockheed Martin - remain concerned about the impacts of climate change on their future business, and are well aware that implementing emissions reductions programs and ...

nd 'Family: They value more than their own life the Truth of what the Neediest need.' Loving

nd 'Family: They value way more than their own life the Truth of what the Neediest need.' Loving

WOW: The Revolt of Benghazi's Moderates: Will the Rest of Libya Follow? TIME

The Revolt of Benghazi's Moderates: Will the Rest of Libya Follow?

nd 'Mass Outbreak of the Insanely Humane. Salvation from Ecocide IMPOSSIBLE without this.' Loving

nd 'Mass Outbreak of the Insanely Humane. Salvation from Ecocide IMPOSSIBLE without this.' Loving

9.21.2012

***** Mitt, Moochers, and Mormonism’s “Other” Legacy

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/6412/mitt,_moochers,_and_mormonism%27s_%22other%22_legacy

SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE...

Mitt, Moochers, and Mormonism’s “Other” Legacy
Growing up with Mormon narratives—a two-part memoir and reflection on the good, the very bad, and a dreamed-for future
By Mary Barker, Professor, Syracuse University, Religion

WATCH: Koch Brothers - Buying America 2012 - Aljazeera

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7659861

GOP middle-aged white men - and alienating just about everyone else SeattlePost

middle-aged white men - and alienating just about everyone else

VP candidate Ryan heckled, booed at retiree event Reuters

VP candidate Ryan heckled, booed at retiree event

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Andy Sullivan (Reuters) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan received a chilly reception from a seniors' group on Friday as he argued that popular health and pension programs for US retirees need to be overhauled to ensure their ...

nd GWDF2 D15H11 'None alive stand where I stand. Universally Rejected, I admit. But I stand where Jesus, King, Gandhi, Corrie, Alice Paul, Diane Nash stand. Hmmm.' Loving

nd GWDF2 D15H11 'None alive stand where I stand.  Universally Rejected, I admit. But I stand where Jesus, King, Gandhi, Corrie, Alice Paul, Diane Nash stand.  Hmmm.' Loving

U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on GOP Blockage of Immigration Reform TIME

U.S. Farmers Blame Billion-Dollar Losses on GOP Blockage of Immigration Reform TIME

***** NYT Krugman: GOP - "party of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/opinion/krugman-disdain-for-workers.html?_r=1

Four transport authority workers start hunger strike Egypt Independent

Four transport authority workers start hunger strike

Egypt Independent - ‎21 hours ago‎
Four protesting workers at Cairo Governorate's Public Transport Authority started an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday in solidarity with other colleagues who have been striking for more than a week.

Global hunger strike for Syria NOW LEBANON

Global hunger strike for Syria

NOW LEBANON - ‎3 hours ago‎
Through this global hunger strike day “Syrian women for Syria” aim to express their solidarity with another group of women activists who have been on hunger strike since September 4th in Egypt's capital. The Cairo women activists have staged a sit-in ...

nd 'Every God, Religion except Loving, is Death, Suffering, Evil. Clinically. Sociologically. By whatever name.' Loving

nd 'Every God, Religion except Loving, is Death, Suffering, Evil. Clinically.  Sociologically. By whatever name.' Loving

GWDF2 D15H11 Extensive Pain, and Dr. Brown Convolutions Slow Down

GWDF2 D15H11 Extensive Pain, Elections, and Dr. Brown Convolutions Slow Down

The 9 day escape from hours per day of abdominal pain has ended.  Thank goodness for the new meds, but their effect was temporary.  Evaluation for tests is October 11 at which point they become scheduled. 

The pain for hours per day makes work difficult, and at times, dozing is all I can manage.

Also, Dr. Lester Brown's Plan B 3.0 is to locked in, what, infotainment?  Self-aggrandizement?  Puffery?  Unraveling it for the Actionable Essentials is insanely slow, and maybe impossible.

I may be forced to jump over #4 to #5 - Dr. Joe Romm, Actionable Essentials, and that may provide enough of a framework to come back to #4.

9.20.2012

Pr. Obama summarizes American History: "you can't change Washington from the inside."

Pr. Obama summarizes American History of change: "you can't change Washington from the inside."

President Obama appeared on Univision today.  More:

""That’s how I got elected, and that’s how the big accomplishments like health care got done, was because we mobilized the American people to speak out. That’s how we were able to cut taxes for middle class families. So something that I’d really like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the American people so that they can put pressure on Congress to help move some of these issues forward." This isn't at odds with the 2008 message; it's the whole point behind "yes we can."" 

From maddowblog:

Obama talks about how Washington changes

VERY CUTE - Mitt Out of Context - BarackObama.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X3LGAXVd80&feature=player_embedded

Mitt Romney ad spot leaves coal workers fuming Politico

Mitt Romney ad spot leaves coal workers fuming

Politico - ‎11 hours ago‎
The footage of Romney, flanked by coal miners, was taken at a Beallsville, Ohio, rally in August, where about a dozen employees have told WWVA-AM they were pulled out of the mine to join the Republican candidate.

FL Jewish poll: Obama 69%-Romney 25%; Ryan unpopular VP pick compared ... Tampabay.com

FL Jewish poll: Obama 69%-Romney 25%; Ryan unpopular VP pick compared ...

Tampabay.com (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
September 20, 2012 -- New York -- More than two-thirds -- 69 percent -- of Jewish voters in Florida say they will choose President Obama over Governor Romney, who will win 25 percent of the state's Jewish vote, according to a new American Jewish ...

In rest of '98 clip, Obama speaks of 'competition' and 'the marketplace' NBCNews.com

In rest of '98 clip, Obama speaks of 'competition' and 'the marketplace'

NBCNews.com (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
President Obama is seen speaking at a conference held at Loyola University in October 1998 about city government and public policy, in which then-Illinois state senator talked about making government more efficient.

9.19.2012

WATCH: Obama to Letterman: 'I love Joe (Biden)'

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/09/19/obama-to-letterman-i-love-joe-biden/70000663/1#.UFoTdVHAGCc

Look in the mirror 99%: Richest 400 Americans' net worth hits $1.7 trillion: Forbes Reuters

Reuters

GWDF2 D15H8 Internal Bleeding Tests Sched 10/11

Given that I can, to my horror, see no signs of viable human Life  (NO DISRESPECT TO ANYONE) ( http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2012/09/nd-life-that-which-joyfully-totally.html ) I'm holding at day 15 of the Death Fast for 8 days now, and expect to continue this indefinitely, month, longer.  This morning on the scale at the Unity Health Care Center I verified that I'm maintaining the 15 day, .5lb per day weight loss of the 15 days of the Death Fast I endured.

I understand from beloved doc Cardile this morning that a colonscopy, and the one thru the throat, could point to some inexpensive therapy - targeted anti-biotic, for example.  Even tho my fellow citizens would cover it, I'm forever unwilling for expensive care, when 4 billion of my sisters and brothers exist on $4 per day or less?  Been there.  Done that.  Never again.

Oct 11 is a consultation, tests to be scheduled then.

Gandhi: "The golden rule is to steadfastly refuse what millions cannot have."  Yes. True.  Solidarity is, IS, Loving.  Nothing else is.

nd 'Life: that which JOYFULLY, TOTALLY risks all against existential threats to it's children; like my father's generation did against the Nazi threat; True for every still-viable species, which we humans have ceased being.' Loving

'Life: that which JOYFULLY, TOTALLY risks all against existential threats to it's children; like my father's generation did against the Nazi threat; True for every still-viable species, which we humans have ceased being.' Loving

GWDF2 D15H8 Road-trip War Chest - Accepting Pledges

GWDF2 D15H8 Road-trip War Chest - Accepting Pledges

[Johnny Appleseed; Paul Revere...; may point the way for me, at this time.]

[Note, share this with friends.  SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS.  Yes, it is time for folks to find new guts, boldness, venturing outside our comfort zones....  WAYYYYYYY past time.]   [Oh, uh, share this with friends.]  [Yes, even NOW would be a good time.  We are as much as 15-20 years too late on getting started here.]

Accepting pledges, not funds, but pledges, so I know what support could be there if I need it.  Giving me some idea of your thoughts of your aggressive support / solidarity (zero 'charity' accepted), if you have them, would be very useful to my planning.

For many years, 9 or so, the vision of walking the country has been in and out of my mind.  With my within the last 2 weeks Vision, Revelation that like with Wall-e, there are no signs of Life on earth (Life: that which JOYFULLY, TOTALLY risks all against existential threats to it's children; like my father's generation did against the Nazi threat; True for every still-viable species, which we humans have ceased being, NO DISRESPECT TO ANYONE), the idea of traveling the country, by bike, pulling a cart with "Save our Kids, Kill GHG" sign;  stopping in town squares to 'soap box...,' is raging back into my mind.  Why?
#1.  To search for the 1 in a million insanely humane (INSHE), and help them understand the existential threat of free dumping of GHG;
#2.  Raising general awareness of the GHG Existential Threat - Ecocide; Envirogeddon.

I'm one of the few (fewer than 2?) that understands this issue at an authoritative level in my Head (there are thousands who also do) and in my Heart (the other being, uh, who, based on their behavior, who?  MK Golden.  Who else?????)  My understanding is growing by 9-12 hours per day of deep study of the best, most authoritative information; 7 days per week, every, EVERY waking second.  Maybe approaching the Masters or PhD level already, within several months there may be none that have my Heart AND Head grasp.  The DC, national, and international 'clubs' on this issue, scientific, 'activist' have world-class defenses against me and anyone not in the 'club (placing the club members, their status quo, comfort, above humanity)' but some folks in towns around the country, don't have those defenses against a guy 60 year old guy in questionable health, with facial tattoos, adoring Jesus, adoring every species, every human, risking all, giving away totally, 100% for free, multi-degree PhD level skills and expertise that industry paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for, in my earlier life  (SL , TPB .  Somewhere along a 24 / 7 / 365 multi-year nationwide bike trip there could be some insanely humane, of Creator knows what background creed age socioeconomics... that could come to realize that a planet without life support can't deal with the issues they've otherwise been fighting for; and that they need to focus on GHG so they have time for the issues they already were on.

What funding would I need?  Not sure yet.  Maybe none.  Maybe some hundreds of dollars.

Two insane angels in my life have already proveded  funds that might be enough, safely hoarded in a bank.  Due to them I have laptop, wifi, basic solar power, and basic solar power storage.  But I see additdional needs:

*  Bike
*  Bike cart; and maybe just the cart - walking may be the best way for me to go.
*  Signage suitable for an arduous trip
*  Light-weight sleeping bag - all season
*  Additional solar panel
*  Enhaced communication vs what I have now - I'd need the biggest (rural, nation-wide) wifi network / communication and that could involve a 2 year contract with Verizon, and maybe a smart-phone.  I'm envisioning doing this in a way that enabled me to remain hugely productive in study and publishing on the internet as I bike, or possibly, so I can work on computer, act as a mule to the cart of stuff I'd drag.

Anyway, this is what is raging in my mind.

Timeframe?  The (Actionable Essentials (Drs Hansen, Romm, Brown, Stern, IEA, EIA...) books I'm working on for you, are also for me - establishing a world-class, authoritative scaffolding for me of the basic information that John Q's need to advocate for the next 200 billion kids.  These will keep me pinned down here another few months.  But then I'd be free to head south in the winter months, on the journey.

Oh, uh, ps: 
[Note, share this with friends.  SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS.  Yes, it is time for folks to find new guts, boldness, venturing outside our comfort zones....  WAYYYYYYY past time.]   [Oh, uh, share this with friends.]  [Yes, even NOW would be a good time.  We are as much as 15-20 years too late on getting started here.]

Accepting pledges, not funds, but pledges, so I know what support could be there if I need it.  Giving me some idea of your thoughts of your aggressive support / solidarity (zero 'charity' accepted), if you have them, would be very useful to my planning.

Loving 200 Billion Kids Bangladeshis....

9.18.2012

nd GWDF2 D15H7 Abdominal Pain returning in full

nd GWDF2 D15H7 Abdominal Pain returning in full

WOW: Mitt Romney, Class WarriorNew York Times

Mitt Romney, Class Warrior

nd GWDF2 D15H8 Slept all night in rain. Drying in Library today. Drowning again tonight.

GWDF2 D15H8 Slept all night in rain.  Drying in Library today.  Drowning again tonight.

David Brooks, NYT: Thurston Howell Romney New York Times

Thurston Howell Romney

New York Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
In 1960, government transfers to individuals totaled $24 billion. By 2010, that total was 100 times as large. Even after adjusting for inflation, entitlement transfers to individuals have grown by more than 700 percent over the last 50 years.

Hmmmm. Santorum: 'elite smart people' will never support GOPNBCNews.com

Santorum: 'elite smart people' will never support GOP

Jeff Skoll's Billion-Dollar Plan To Save The World Forbes

Jeff Skoll's Billion-Dollar Plan To Save The World

Forbes - ‎5 hours ago‎
There are thousands of people in the world like Plotkin and Madrigal, inspiring social entrepreneurs who dream up innovative solutions to pressing problems–poor education, lack of health care, deforestation–and then act on them. Jeff Skoll is their ...

15 days without food, hunger strikers soldier on Phayul

15 days without food, hunger strikers soldier on

Phayul - ‎7 hours ago‎
DHARAMSHALA, September 18: The three Tibetan indefinite hunger strikers entered their 15th day of fasting yesterday in New Delhi appealing for an end to the ongoing crisis inside Tibet.

Hunger striking Sehto moved to hospital The News International

Hunger striking Sehto moved to hospital

The News International - ‎15 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: The President of Sindh Haris Committee, Ghulam Rasool Sehto, was hospitalised here after he fell unconscious during his hunger strike for water for poor farmers and education in Sindh. Sehto, besides his weak appearance, was repeatedly ...

9/18 Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM

Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM


Posted: 17 Sep 2012 01:42 PM PDT
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 02:41 PM PDT
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 11:22 AM PDT
"In the Midwest, coal-fired power plants capable of producing about 12,000 megawatts of power will be replaced in the next few years with gas-fired turbines, at a cost of $33 billion, according to a study released this spring." http://www.statejournal.com/story/18363508/coal-to-gas-conversion-not-an-easy-decision-for-midwest-utilities
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 11:08 AM PDT
New EPA Rules Could Prevent 'Fracking' Backlash - Businessweek www.businessweek.com/.../new-epa-rules-could-prevent-fracking-ba... Apr 18, 2012 – ... emissions from natural gas production, a rare set of regulations that may ... Most of the leakage occurs where it's taken from the ground, and ...
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 11:01 AM PDT
Massachusetts on the Verge of Passing Natural Gas Leak Legislation In the final session of the legislative calendar, natural gas pipeline safety advocates are looking to the Massachusetts Legislature to pass a bill today that would require natural gas companies to more closely monitor and repair the thousands of existing natural gas leaks across the state and develop a
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 10:55 AM PDT
Natural Gas and the Invisible Spill: How Much Methane Is Reaching the Atmosphere? Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2111562,00.html#ixzz26kcBXD5z
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 10:52 AM PDT
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 10:49 AM PDT
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 09:52 AM PDT
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 09:40 AM PDT
Natural Gas Vehicles Ever More Feasible for Fleets WFPL - ‎Sep 7, 2012‎ On one side, so large it's hard to miss, is a sign that says “Think Green, Think Clean”—a reference to the fact that this truck burns cleaner natural gas. ... And if car companies aren't making vehicles, there's no incentive to build filling stations ...
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 09:38 AM PDT
Government sets strict fuel-economy goal of 54.5 by 2025 USA TODAY - ‎Aug 28, 2012‎ The vehicles will undergo more urgent evolution of current trends so that, in a decade or so, the American streetscape could resemble science fiction, including: •More gas-electric hybrids and plug-in hybrids.
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 09:37 AM PDT
Natural gas usage by US trucks to skyrocket - report Reuters - ‎Sep 4, 2012‎ Natgas demand in trucks may reach 14 bcfd by 2030. * Cheap natgas could displace diesel. * Hurdles remain, could reduce demand growth.
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Nuclear Power: Is It Time for a Disruptive Technology? White House Chronicle - ‎14 hours ago‎ The company that has revolutionized war in the air with Predator drones wants to do the same thing for nuclear power. It wants to soar away from today's reactor designs, rooted in the 1950s and the beliefs of Adm.
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 09:05 AM PDT
World Record Academy Fastest pace of deforestation in the world: Indonezia World Record Academy - ‎2 hours ago‎ [May 05] JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia had the fastest pace of deforestation in the world between 2000-2005, with an area of forest equivalent to 300 soccer pitches destroyed every hour, Greenpeace said on Thursday.
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 06:42 AM PDT
Subsea ravine leaks a new headache for carbon capture Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎ LONDON (Reuters) - Companies looking to store polluting carbon under the sea will have to pay more for tougher seabed screening, after geologists discovered a three-kilometre long fracture near Norway's pioneering subsea carbon storage project in the ...
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 06:30 AM PDT
Global warming: Businesses see 'tangible and present risk' Summit County Citizens Voice - ‎7 hours ago‎ According to a survey of 405 of the biggest global companies conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project, 37 percent say they are already seeing the impact of climate change on their business - up from 10 percent in 2010. The Carbon Disclosure Project ...
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 06:19 AM PDT
Southwest Likely to be Loser Thanks to Climate Change KNAU Arizona Public Radio - ‎2 hours ago‎ Despite this year's abundant monsoon season, researchers say climate change could be pushing the Southwest into a period of sustained drought. 7 degrees of desperation: Author to speak in Flagstaff on coping with climate ...Arizona Daily Sun
Posted: 17 Sep 2012 06:17 AM PDT
Climate change could see a third of Victoria's animal species extinct in 60 years Herald Sun - ‎19 minutes ago‎ VICTORIA could bear the brunt of a climate change front that would see almost a third of animal species wiped out in less than 60 years.