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1.11.2014

Einstein: "The intellect has little to do on the way to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why."

More Trees Less Assholes added a new photo.

Ariel Sharon Was a War Criminal; The World Is Better Off Now That He’s Gone. iacknowledge.net


Forget Your Own Health: Stop Drinking Diet Soda for the Good of the Planet. takepart.com

Add this to the list of reasons to give up chemical-filled soft drinks!

Overwhelming: After two decades, two former circus elephants, Jenny and Shirley, are reunited at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. The reunion is a bittersweet moment for everyone involved. Watch to see the emotional encounter and response of the two friends.

Losing Big Carnivores May Be as Big a Threat as Climate Change | Mammals | ReWild | KCET kcet.org

Losing Big Carnivores May Be as Big a Threat as Climate Change | Mammals | ReWild | KCET
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An epochal study published Friday in the journal Science paints a truly frightening picture of a world without large carnivores, and the implications for

The Cold Snap Wasn't Actually That Extreme, Global Warming Has Just Made us Wimpy ... Smithsonian

The Cold Snap Wasn't Actually That Extreme, Global Warming Has Just Made ...

Smithsonian

Nazi Israel, Police State: British student deported from Israel because his social media posts 'posed a security threat'

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/British-student-deported-from-Israel-because-his-social-media-posts-posed-a-security-threat-337805

1.10.2014

Rural Hospitals Close As GOP Governors Refuse Medicaid Expansion. addictinginfo.org

About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/medicaid-

About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/medicaid-expansion_n_4520263.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
5 Million People To Miss Out On Health Insurance Because Of Their Governors
huffingtonpost.com
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in

pic. "Secretary Gates much preferred President Bush, who '... had no second thoughts about Iraq, including our decions to invade."

Teabonics's photo.
Teabonics added a new photo.

Only 1 of 9,136 Recent Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming. DeSmogBlog: http://bit.ly/KOYHRG

Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility:

Only 1 of 9,136 Recent Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming

DeSmogBlog: http://bit.ly/KOYHRG

Rapid loss of top predators 'a major environmental threat.' The Guardian

Rapid loss of top predators 'a major environmental threat'

The Guardian

Teachers Now Being Offered Bank Loans To Help Pay For School Supplies - Liberal Planet. liberalplanet.com

Liberal Planet

pic. If you actively work to protect a fetus, but not a child, you are NOT 'pro life.'

Nope, not at all.

From The Boomers Voting Democratic via Being Liberal.

A Little Girls Potato Experiment Will Change The Way You Think About Food! spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com

1.09.2014

telegraph.co.uk. The cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach as high as $6 trillion dollars – or $75,000 for every household in America – a new study from Harvard University has found.

vid clip. In Seoul, South Korea, hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the streets every year. That's when this brave pastor and his wife decided to do something about it. Watch their extraordinary story of love here.


This is amazing

Watch this, thru tears: "I want less suffering in the world... by everything." Simpsons co-creator dying of cancer. ‘The Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Donating Fortune After Terminal Cancer Diagnosis. ca.omg.yahoo.com

Watch this, thru tears: "I want less suffering in the world... by everything." Simpsons co-creator dying of cancer.

article. NY Times says Snowden IS a Whistleblower and should be pardoned. FBI Director says he is not. SOMEONE HERE IS VERY OUT OF STEP WITH THE INTERESTS OF DEMOCRACY. I wonder who.

NY Times says Snowden IS a Whistleblower and should be pardoned. FBI Director says he is not. SOMEONE HERE IS VERY OUT OF STEP WITH THE INTERESTS OF DEMOCRACY. I wonder who.

100,000 Bats Fall from the Sky in Australia Due to Extreme Heat Wave. alternet.org

Texas man selling restaurant to save uninsured employee suffering from a brain tumor | The Raw Story rawstory.com

(M) This is pretty incredible. The world needs more people like this.

http://bit.ly/SellingRestaurant

pic. I know personally, an internationally renown activist. She is constantly working to use her life, her body, her very being... to save humanity. Seems there is no personal price she wouldn’t pay. She doesn't play to play. She plays to win. I don’t know any others besides her, Malala, Aung San... This is why the future is doomed, unless you join her. Now. (She is shy. I’ll not name and embarrass her.)


I know personally, an
internationally renown activist.

She is constantly working to use her life, her body, her very being... to save humanity. Seems there is no personal price she wouldn’t pay.  She doesn't play to play. She plays to win.

I don’t know any others besides her, Malala, Aung San...

This is why the future is doomed, unless you join her.  Now.

(She is shy. I’ll not name and embarrass her.)

pic. In the last 30 years 75% of arctic sea ice has disappeared. Greenpeace

Time to tend to the planet.
Time to tend to the planet.

The false safety promise of Keystone XL. salon.com

Pope Francis: Love is concrete. en.radiovaticana.va

Greedy for oil money, Canada is turning into a rogue petrostate. grist.org

pic. $178B would eliminate US poverty. $700B US War spending.

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty, but who's winning this war? "If only the War on Poverty was an actual war. Then we would actually be putting money into it." ‪#‎WarCosts‬ http://bit.ly/1byVOtQ

Officials Say Christie Bridge Scandal Hampered Emergency Responders. TIME

Officials Say Christie Bridge Scandal Hampered Emergency Responders

Bush's Iraqi “freedom”: Bloody civil war. Salon

Salon

1.08.2014

Guarani suicides - how mankind's divorce from nature impacts on the psyche. survivalinternational.org

China positioning to destroy rest of world in wind power market. BBC

China on world's 'biggest push' for wind power

BBC News

Gulf Coast Wetlands Rapidly Declining. blog.nwf.org

A new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finds that the wetlands of the Gulf Coast are in rapid decline, and the area disappearing the fastest are the acres around the Mississippi River Delta. Find out more about why this is happening and what we can do here: http://blog.nwf.org/2014/01/gulf-coast-wetlands-rapidly-declining/

Another Crude Oil Train Exploded In Canada, And It's Still Burning. ibtimes.com

Canadian National Railway Co. train carrying crude oil and propane exploded near the city of Plaster Rock in New Brunswick, Canada — about 20 miles from the Maine border at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

50-60 residents from 45 nearby houses have been evacuated.

POLITICO reports that "North Dakota's congressional delegation will meet Thursday with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration chief Cynthia Quarterman to talk rail car safety standards."

Climate Change Could Cause Deepwater Die-Off. Scientific American

Climate Change Could Cause Deepwater Die-Off

Scientific American

Dangerous Weed Killers Are Helping To Spread “Superweeds.” justlabelit.org

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Dangerous Weed Killers Are Helping To Spread “Superweeds”
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By Violet Batcha (Just Label It) Proposals to expand the use of the dangerous weed killer 2,4-D should serve as a reminder that our heavy reliance on GE corn and soybeans – and the herbicides

article. If you are not terrified of this, you are part of the problem. Republicans Really Could Win It All This Year. politico.com

we CANNOT let up for ONE MINUTE, GOP Stoppers! - james
Republicans Really Could Win It All This Year
politico.com
For the last decade, Larry J. Sabato has been forecasting elections and analyzing the results—correctly predicting 98 percent of Senate, House and governor winners in, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Starting with this column,

pic. Friends, PLEASE, stamp out the myth that we ever had a war on poverty. We 'announced' one. We didn't WAGE one.

Exactly.

Image courtesy Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off.

pic. 6.59 million trees per year would be saved if all in the US stopped using paper cups. (We are such a disease.)

Use a mug. Save trees!
From our friends at Sustainable Man.

We are Forest Freak

pic. "Conservatives blaming Pr. Obama for the slow recovery is like John Wilkes Booth blaming Pr. Lincoln for missing the 2nd act of the play." John Fugelsang

Lol that's one way to look at it. ~Rick

Thanks to The Everlasting GOP Stoppers for sharing.

tic, tic, tic... Christchurch May Disappear in 100 Years Due to Rising Sea Levels au.ibtimes.com

Can Christchurch Be Resurrected?
Christchurch May Disappear in 100 Years Due to Rising Sea Levels
au.ibtimes.com
Some suburban areas of Christchurch may be under the water within 100 years due to rising sea levels. In a Taylor & Tonkin report, experts have warned that South Shore, South New Brighton, Summer and Brooklands could

Abe Lincolon: "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." (me too)

(M) A great quote.

Loving, here - a reason I don't believe in "Miracles" is, that is NOT WHAT A LOVING 'FATHER' DOES!!! detail

FB note to a really loving, homeless outreach, church group that has been very good to me, at times:

Hi friends. This is weighing on my mind, so I share. No reply expected or needed, and please always KNOW, I NEED YOU to disconnect from me when I become an unhealthy force in your lives. 

I don't believe in physical Miracles, Healings, etc. There are many reasons, but the one that is the most important to me - THIS IS NOT WHAT A LOVING 'FATHER' DOES. I mean, a loving Father hears his child's desperate plea for help, but sits on the sidelines, NOT HELPING, until some 'believer' comes and Praises Him, Tells Him how much she or he Loves Him, that He is Great... and then when that Father, IF that Father, hears such an intercessor, then, and only then, that Father gets off his ass and does something???? That is not what Loving does! That is NOT my Father. WE are the ONLY miracle that was put here - none other. The Father is hands off now. It is up to us, His Loving now OUR Loving in our Hearts, to be the Miracle. No other Miracle is needed. Your brother forever, no matter what

"I don't know how to save the world. I don't have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that withoug compassion and respect for all of Earth's inhabitants, none of us will survive - nor will we deserve to." Leonard Peltier

... deserve ...

http://www.ya-native.com/leonardpeltier/IncidentatOglala.htmlBryce Kuchik and Klear Ly liked this.

Gabriel Hilbert shared Leonard Peltier's Support Group's photo.

"I don't know how to save the world.  I don't have the answers or The Answer.  I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present.  I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth's inhabitants, none of us will survive - nor will we deserve to."  Leonard Peltier

The World's Threatened Tribal Peoples. www.survivalinternational.org


1.07.2014

***** pic. Only masses of citizens waging all-out unviolent war, MUCH OF IT IN THE STREETS (’Revolutions are won in the streets, not on the internet,’ Egypt’s Wael Ghonim, Google exec) will: 1. Take back the House and keep the Senate 2014; 2. Limit future warming by c02 to NO MORE THAN 1 DEGREES C, NOT to the 2 deg C international goal that is Ecocide; 3. Take back the economy locally and globally, for we citizens of the world (not just the US). You’ve already sided with the Tories (GOP) unless you are wagging all-out unviolent war, day in, day out, TILL WE WIN. NEVER has so much been at stake for US, and for Creation.

Only masses of citizens waging all-out unviolent war, MUCH OF IT IN THE STREETS (’Revolutions are won in the streets, not on the internet,’ Egypt’s Wael Ghonim, Google exec) will:

1.  Take back the House and keep the Senate 2014;

2. Limit future warming by c02 to NO MORE THAN 1 DEGREES C, NOT to the 2 deg C international goal that is Ecocide;

3.  Take back the economy locally and globally, for we citizens of the world (not just the US).

You’ve already sided with the Tories (GOP) unless you are wagging all-out unviolent war, day in, day out, TILL WE WIN. NEVER has so much been at stake for US, and for Creation.

1.06.2014

Hottest New Zealand summer since records began in 1870. article

Oh The Shire! Record Breaking New Zealand Heat.

Read it here: http://bit.ly/1i8yc4x

Colorado River Lowest In 1,300 Years; Climate Deniers Keep It Up. addictinginfo.org

Yet more proof of how stupid Republicans are.

A court just gutted your right to sue your boss. politico.com

A court just gutted your right to sue your boss
politico.com
Unnoticed except by employment lawyers, the United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans last month issued what might be the most important workers’ rights opinions in decades. The decision permits employers to require workers,

Thanks to Republican Unemployment Benefit Cuts the Economy is Losing $1 Billion a Week. politicususa.com

New Figures Show Six Million Americans Have Signed Up for Obamacare aattp.org

EPA to Allow Consumption of Toxic Fracking Wastewater by Wildlife and Livestock | EcoWatch ecowatch.com

"Under the less than watchful eye of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, fracking flowback is dumped into rivers, lakes and reservoirs... Gushers of putrid, grayish water encrusted with chemical crystals flood through Wind River into nearby streams," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER - Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
EPA to Allow Consumption of Toxic Fracking Wastewater by Wildlife and Livestock | EcoWatch
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Public Employees for Environmental ResponsibilityMillions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for

Pipeline Explosion Causes Large Fire Near Milfay. newson6.com

BREAKING: Natural gas pipeline owned by ONEOK exploded near town of Milfay, Oklahoma. No reports of injuries. The eyewitness who snapped this photo said the explosion was close to houses but she didn't believe it was affecting them.

Pipelines leak (or explode): It's not if, it's when. ‪#‎NoKXL‬

Wind farms kill only a small fraction of the hundreds of millions of birds and bats killed by buildings, pesticides, fossil-fuel power plants, and other human causes. 8 ways they are working to improve.

Wind farms kill only a small fraction of the hundreds of millions of birds and bats killed by buildings, pesticides, fossil-fuel power plants, and other human causes.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/01/birds-bats-wind-turbines-deadly-collisions

Climate Change Might Just Be Driving the Historic Cold Snap. TIME

Climate Change Might Just Be Driving the Historic Cold Snap

TIME

Do Nothing Congress Looks To Do Even Less In 2014 By Scheduling Only 97 Work Days. politicususa.com