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2.01.2014

***** vid. There are two Americas. In one, bankers get golden parachutes, insider traders return to society as well-paid consultants, and influence is for sale. In the other, opportunity is scarce and forgiveness scarcer, jail awaits those caught possessing recreational drugs, and cries for help are ignored. Society preaches forgiveness for the rich and retribution for the poor. Entrenched inequality and its companion, poverty, are the dark side of the American dream for a citizenry united by name, but not by rules. details

U.K.’s January Flooding Surpasses All 247 Years Of Data On The Books thinkprogress.org Rainfall was 35 percent above average in January as many communities struggled with the impacts of sustained flooding. Climate

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U.K.’s January Flooding Surpasses All 247 Years Of Data On The Books
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Rainfall was 35 percent above average in January as many communities struggled with the impacts of sustained flooding. Climate

***** David Simon tells Bill Moyers: "There was a class war, and the poor people lost. We are Reagan’s children, and we are Thatcher’s children. There is no society, there’s just you. We bought this stuff hook, line and sinker and we are building that. We’re getting the America we’ve paid for.” David Simon tells Bill Moyers: ‘There was a class war, and the poor people lost’ | The Raw Story

David Simon tells Bill Moyers: "There was a class war, and the poor people lost. We are Reagan’s children, and we are Thatcher’s children. There is no society, there’s just you. We bought this stuff hook, line and sinker and we are building that. We’re getting the America we’ve paid for.”

vid. Inexpensive 3D-printed limbs could be the answer for the 50,000 people in Sudan missing an arm or a leg. It could be the answer for so many in poor, violence-ravaged countries around the world.

Inexpensive 3D-printed limbs could be the answer for the 50,000 people in Sudan missing an arm or a leg.
It could be the answer for so many in poor, violence-ravaged countries around the world.
I think it's something quite wonderful.

Nikola Tesla: "Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists."

One of the earliest of great men ...

‘Kenyan government forcing us into extinction’: evictions of Sengwer... owl.li A Kenyan government campaign against one of the few hunter-gatherer tribes left in east Africa has escalated

The Sengwer have cared for the Cherangany Hills of western Kenya for centuries, but the government is forcing them from their homes in the name of safeguarding urban water supplies and protecting the forest.

Uncontacted Nanti could be decimated by plans to detonate thousands of explosive charges and allow hundreds of workers to flood onto their land. Peru approves gas project, spells disaster for uncontacted tribes owl.li Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes.

Uncontacted Nanti could be decimated by plans to detonate thousands of explosive charges and allow hundreds of workers to flood onto their land.

1.31.2014

I just finished watching a documentary on this - new, young, organic farmers across the US - Greenhorns - Download free and watch, here - https://archive.org/download/thegreenhornsremove/thegreenhorns.iso . SHARE. Off-Empire. Sustainable. Loving. Community. What Future there is.

I just finished watching a documentary on this - new, young, organic farmers across the US - Greenhorns - Download free and watch, here - https://archive.org/download/thegreenhornsremove/thegreenhorns.iso . SHARE. Off-Empire. Sustainable. Loving. Community. What Future there is.

Cancer Update, etc.

[Reply to a note from a dear friend, an elementary school teacher.]

Hi! What a nice note. It is always a ray of sunshine when I hear
from you.

Oh, how I adored sledding as a kid. Did u? One of the many times I'm sure
my folks hoped I'd kill myself, I should have, the insane mtns I went down.
I'm sure your kids will enjoy it mightily.

There is a chance Pr. O is just a corporate shill from the git go.  I may
never know. My guess is we couldn't have a greater ally, cept oursevles,
and that's out of the question. I think he is calculating everything he does
to win the house and keep the senate in 2014.  Without that there are
no bold strokes he can take, and only bold strokes will save earth and
democracy now. But it still comes back to the people, even then he'd need
us unviolently risking life and limb, and we've all got our infinite excuses.
So, I'll probably never know about him. 

My depression is extremely light, recently; amazing, given my view
of the impending, virtually certain Cataclysms - Ecocide, Fascism.  There
are fleeting moments when it almost feels like a relief to be free of the
desperate fight to avert them; but mostly the gloom, the other horror
lingers.  And Life is fighting for all you are worth for the least of these,
and it is more difficult for me to see how to do that, but I'm making progress -
I'll encourage those with the inkling, to avoid the cruelty of bringing
babies onto a sinking Titanic, and I'll do what I can to learn of, and shepherd
the young, well, anyone, toward off-Empire living - there are pioneers
of this, I'll learn of them, their ways, their whereabouts... and try and
help others in that direction.

My study of the mainstream scholarship is that this is near exactly where
the man Jesus found himself, odd, but True.  So, I'm slogging through some
immensely scholarly works on the Historical Jesus by Dominic Crossan -
really arduous, but oddly, in the midst of all my crisis, I think a deep understanding
of the small sliver of History we have on him will be useful to me before
I move on per the above.

The last chemo was Monday.  I've slept as much as 21 hours per day,
tapering down to 14 hpd today.  The next 4 or 5 day will be tough as I
struggle to find where my new sleep patterns are - rest is the most important
thing to my work - and for months now, my body seems to refuse to
stay in deep sleep for more than moments.  I may accept a sleep study
at Georgetown, that has been offered, if once I feel clear of chemo effects,
I still can't stabilize things.

The symptoms that had me worried about parkinson's disease have
lessened with the vita B12 shots I've been getting, but they still  remain.

Started several months of major dental work, a decade overdue,
last week.

At some point they'll need to put me under, I believe, to remove my
port - so it ain't over till it's over.

In this huge building that has been my home these last 6 months or so
is an area called 1 south - 150 or so near all african american men over
50, and I'd be eligible to go there - no fee, one meal per day, fairly unrestricted
access tho there is a 2am be in by, and few days away if any without losing
your bed.  In this huge area are mostly bunk beds in sections, some with
more bed bugs than others, and then an area for the 'needier' that is
single beds, hospital beds I think, cleaner, quieter.  A 'friend,' fellow my
age, lives there, the ADA section, he is no needier physically than I, so there
is some leeway.  I think it is ADA for me, or back on the streets 7/24. I'm
ok with either, but I'll give 1 South, however it is offered to me, a try, I expect.
I'll try my best to angle for the ADA section, but I don't hold out much hope.

I suspect I'll access Soc Sec in the next month or so and, if I do, start
banking all but coffee money (2-3 times a week to 'thank' this awesome
FH Bakery folks that are such a Godsend to me) and that Wifi- no sense
you picking that up if I'm getting SS.  I'll let you know.

Well, that's all for now.

*>:D< big hug

A walipini is a greenhouse that is built into the ground to take advantage of the more stable temperatures and thermal mass of the earth.

a walipini solution! Build your own!
A walipini is a greenhouse that is built into the ground to take advantage of the more stable temperatures and thermal mass of the earth. Ranging from simple to elaborate, these structures allow you to grow all year long, in almost any climate on earth. Build your own, and take control of your food future! http://tinyurl.com/av8ljao

GMOs are wiping out Monarch butterflies - Experts warn their famous migration might disappear! Well, Monarch Butterfly Numbers Have Officially Hit A Record Low. huffingtonpost.com

GMOs are wiping out Monarch butterflies - Experts warn their famous migration might disappear!

Well, Monarch Butterfly Numbers Have Officially Hit A Record Low
huffingtonpost.com
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993, leading experts to announce Wednesday that the insects' annual migration from the United States and Canada is in danger of disappearing. A report released by

17 California Towns Will Run Out of Water in the Next 60 to 120 days. activistpost.com

Truthout: Actually Existing Capitalism: Wrecking Societies for the Benefit of Big Capital and the Super-Rich

Actually Existing Capitalism: Wrecking Societies for the Benefit of Big Capital and the Super-Rich "Are all of the socioeconomic issues confronting Europe and the United States - recession or stagnant growth, skyrocketing unemployment, lowered prospects for new job creation, a demand shortage, a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, social malaise - merely consequences of the financial crisis of 2007-08? A strong case can be made that what we have been witnessing since then is not simply a severe financial crisis centered in the developed world but the fact that today's capitalism is simply incapable of functioning in an economic way conducive to maintaining sustainable and balanced growth." "In sum, actually existing capitalism has given up any pretext of being a "socially responsible" socioeconomic system and caters almost solely to the needs and interests of the rich and powerful by enforcing policies that are detrimental to the rest of society. Actually existing capitalism is a system that favors passionately and defends ruthlessly the interests of the 1% over those of the rest of society. This explains why the rich, big corporations and big banks have been doing so well at a time when the ranks of the unemployed keep growing and a sizable percentage of the working population struggles to merely survive. This is not then so much a capitalist crisis as an orchestrated putsch on the part of the most powerful faction of capital attempting to roll back the course of history to the detriment of the working populations. In this context, the economic and social crisis facing advanced capitalist societies today is manufactured by the pursuit of a ruthless class struggle by the economic elites and the national governments they control against labor for the purpose of transferring wealth from the poor and the working class to the rich, making the rich even richer and the poor poorer." http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/20558-actually-existing-capitalism-wrecking-societies-for-the-benefit-of-big-capital-and-the-super-rich ~Please Share~ BB

1.30.2014

There is so much that we can do. Amish Farm Leads The Way to Local Food Security in Indiana futuregrowing.wordpress.com When you hear about a farm that supplies all-natural, sustainable produce, using 90% less water and 90% less land, one that utilizes the most advanced vertical aeroponic technology on earth, you su...

There is so much that we can do.

1.28.2014

Heartland couple shares secrets to sustainable living. www.heartlandconnection.com

www.heartlandconnection.com

Heartland couple shares secrets to sustainable living. www.heartlandconnection.com

www.heartlandconnection.com

Heartland couple shares secrets to sustainable living. www.heartlandconnection.com

www.heartlandconnection.com

Shale gas pipelines growing, but oversight is not. dispatch.com

Moneyless man, Mark Boyle, is going to open a free pub, the Happy Pig. It's a part of a community project to bring the gift economy to Ireland and open a permaculture demonstration and training site.


Moneyless man, Mark Boyle, is going to open a free pub, the Happy Pig. It's a part of a community project to bring the gift economy to Ireland and open a permaculture demonstration and training site.

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/news/2801144280/worlds-first-moneyless-pub

In 2012, there were 3,527 monthly weather records broken for heat, rain, and snow in the US - even more than the unprecedented 3200+ records broken in 2011.

In 2012, there were 3,527 monthly weather records broken for heat, rain, and snow in the US - even more than the unprecedented 3200+ records broken in 2011.

Now THAT's extreme weather. via NRDC.

Canada's Yukon Territory announced Tuesday that it has opened one of the largest unbroken wilderness areas in North America to mining and mineral exploration.

CANADA - In recent years a new gold rush has brought a spike in population and prosperity to towns like Whitehorse and Dawson. But the rush to exploit the Yukon's minerals—which also include zinc, copper, iron, and uranium—has unearthed growing tensions between government and mining interests on the one hand, and conservation and indigenous First Nations interests on the other

Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas | EcoWatch

US - FRACKQUAKES: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas
Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights Are Endangered in Texas | EcoWatch
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By Sharon Wilson and Alan SeptoffThe earthquakes you may have heard about—the 30 tremblers that have struck north central Texas since Nov. 1 and have damaged many homes. The quakes are most likely being caused by

Maules Creek mine halted as protesters chain themselves to bulldozers. www.theguardian.com

AUSTRALIA - Whitehaven Coal's construction work stopped by courageous people on the frontline protecting Leard State Forest from open-cut coal mining

How one Nebraska farmer killed Keystone. www2.macleans.ca. The untold story of the Keystone pipeline war

Here's that Maclean's magazine cover story about the Keystone XL fight in Nebraska that features rancher Randy "Stand With Randy" Thompson (pictured below getting arrested at the White House while protesting KXL).

Again, folks, neither we nor Randy approve or had any input on the unfortunate, reductive headline for this story. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone working to spread the ‪#‎NoKXL‬ message!

Judge lets off Haliburton chief for destroying oil spill evidence dailymail.co.uk Former Haliburton manager Anthony Badalamenti, who ordered the deletion of evidence in the aftermath of BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has been sentenced to just 12 months probation.

Judge lets off Haliburton chief for destroying oil spill evidence
dailymail.co.uk
Former Haliburton manager Anthony Badalamenti, who ordered the deletion of evidence in the aftermath of BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has been sentenced to just 12 months probation.

Pope Francis: "Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape."


Gallup poll: Obama unpopular in states with key 2014 Senate contests. Please understand: NATIONAL Polls DON'T MATTER. All that matters is the contested Senate and House races!!! Please, stop getting distracted with all the 'positive' distractions the Left keeps spewing. ALL THAT MATTERS IS KEEPING THE SENATE AND TAKING THE HOUSE - AND THE LEFT IS LOSING THAT BATTLE. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. STOP GETTING DISTRACTED, PLEASE.

Please understand: NATIONAL Polls DON'T MATTER. All that matters is the contested Senate and House races!!! Please, stop getting distracted with all the 'positive' distractions the Left keeps spewing. ALL THAT MATTERS IS KEEPING THE SENATE AND TAKING THE HOUSE - AND THE LEFT IS LOSING THAT BATTLE. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. STOP GETTING DISTRACTED, PLEASE.
Gallup poll: Obama unpopular in states with key 2014 Senate contests
fw.toA suggested Monday why Republicans running in some of the most contested U.S. Senate races this year will be campaigning fiercely against President Obama, even as their Democratic counterparts strive to make the races about

1.27.2014

By implementing organic gardening, rainwater harvesting and home solar panels, an engineer in Austin, Texas, practices sustainable living in his daily life.

By implementing organic gardening, rainwater harvesting and home solar panels, an engineer in Austin, Texas, practices sustainable living in his daily life.

Were we crazy to retire off-grid in the mountains? The Globe and Mail

Were we crazy to retire off-grid in the mountains?

The Globe and Mail

The Greenhorns is a documentary film focusing on the growing movement of young people going back to the land. They are a passionate group dedicated to l...

SMALL FARMS - 'The Greenhorns' documentary takes a look at young people going back to the land

Tom Perkins Is Wrong – Germany’s 1 Percent Were Hitler’s Allies, Not his Victims politicususa.com Venture capitalist Tom Perkins would have you believe America's 1 percent are yesterday's Jews but nothing could be further from the truth

I've been near 'dying' to tell you this: Marliese Roth shared a link. Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt newstatesman.com Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions.

2 min vid. Time lapse of fossil fuel spills the last 35 years, US. HORRIFYING.

this goes right along with the natural gas release from a 44inch pipe near Victoria, Tx. Lots more to come.

Loving, here. I think there is a strategic place for suicide, in the near future, for some (detail)

[Note to my JW friend, who kindly replied to my earlier post on my brief contemplation of suicide for myself.]

Brother Joe,

Kind of you to share :  Why Go On?—Three Reasons to Keep Living (article in the current JW magazine)
http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201404/

Thank you.

I don't think suicide is necessarily a problem.  In fact, I think it is something,
a strategy, that we need to understand, in this 'end times' world, as having
a legitimate place - I think it does.  I remember a NYTimes story years ago
during the Darfur Genocide we all did nothing to stop - the murders were, typically,
in a town they were exterminating - they had built a big fire and were throwing
the young boys in, alive, to die.  The girls they were brutally gang-raping,
and then murdering...
two sisters sat on the edge of the deep well in town; as the rapists approached
them, they held each other's hands; leaned back, fell into the well, and were
killed - suicide.

I am NOT disparaging the JW article, at all! I'm only saying that there is a place,
too, for suicide in this Satanic, end-times new world. And there are times it should NOT
be done - a mistake. 

The creator has shown me a way to try and help others - helping them find
a way off-empire, to the fringes, to live like a holocaust rescuer; and to advocate
that folks stop having babies. This Mission, Call, is already pulling me away from the extreme
personal pain, depression, thoughts of suicide, tho personally, I'm so ready
to leave. 

But, not too many years from now when
the fascists come for me, to torture, or lock me away in some hole, to beat
me to death as a homeless person and eyesore, will I seek suicide as an
alternative?  I think so. I hope so.  Something I need to learn about, and think
thru.

Earth cannot sustain 10 billion people, where we are headed.  In fact, with the
growing middle classes around the world, it can't sustain 5 billion, and we are
currently at 7.5 billion or so.  That downsizing will be torture, war, starvation,
murder, Fascist fostered genocide.... - unrelenting.  There is a place for suicide in that.

Loving u both

Washington Post: Church should be different from society. Instead, it plays by the same rules: get mine, be first, be right, punish the weak, exclude the different, reward the wealthy.

Church should be different from society. Instead, it plays by the same rules: get mine, be first, be right, punish the weak, exclude the different, reward the wealthy.

Edward Abbey: "If America could be, once again be, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers, and artists, the the rich would have little power to dominate others." Neither to serve, nor to rule; that was the American Dream.

Permaculture's photo.Permaculture added a new photo.

1.26.2014

Small rocket stove makes for an efficient offgrid or camping stove. treehugger.com

detail: ROBERT REICH: The TPP is NAFTA on steroids. Make a ruckus.

STOP THE TPP. Congress is poised to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (that is, move it through both houses without opportunity for amendment). This massive trade pact with 11 Asian and Latin American nations, whose total population is almost 800 million and comprise 40 percent of the world’s GDP, is a high priority for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its corporate patrons because it would strengthen patent and copyright protections abroad, and encourage American corporations to make even more stuff overseas and ship it here. Americans benefit from cheaper goods from abroad only if Americans have the money to buy them. But this massive deal would further erode the jobs and wages of working and middle-class Americans while delivering its biggest gains to corporate executives and shareholders. Moreover, the deal’s environmental and labor safeguards are woefully inadequate, and it would give global corporations further rights to challenge American health and safety laws. I still regret not doing more to strengthen the North American Free Trade Act's labor and environmental side-agreements when I was labor secretary under Bill Clinton. The TPP is NAFTA on steroids. Make a ruckus.

pic. Sobering point: It is NOT the Bible States that are the mass-consumers of fossil fuels and other earth resources. It is NOT the Bible States that are providing the computer scientists, programmers, engineers, scientists that are enabling corporations to rape and plunder what's left of resources on earth. IT IS THE NON-BIBLE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-WORSHIPING, STUFF WORSHIPING STATES.

Sobering point: It is NOT the Bible States that are the mass-consumers of fossil fuels and other earth resources.  It is NOT the Bible States that are providing the computer scientists, programmers, engineers, scientists that are enabling corporations to rape and plunder what's left of resources on earth.  IT IS THE NON-BIBLE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-WORSHIPING, STUFF WORSHIPING STATES.

Berkeley paleoclimatologist B. Lynn Ingram, co-author of The West Without Water, says California faces what could be its most severe drought in half a millennium.

US - Why California's water woes could be just beginning

Taxpayers to pay for fracking pollution if companies go bust. theguardian.com

UK - Just a reminder that when the inevitable occurs, the frackers immediately declare bankruptcy leaving the aftermath for taxpayers and local councils to sort out

Free Online Permaculture Design Course with Larry Korn (PLEASE SHARE). www.permaculturedesigntraining.com

TransCanada natural gas pipeline explodes near Otterburne. cbc.ca

TransCanada gas pipeline exploded last night near Otterburne, just south of Winnipeg. No injury reports, five houses evacuated.

"Thought it was the neighbours' house or something like that," said eyewitness Tyler Holigroski. "I thought there was a fire, but the way it lit the sky, it was like the sun coming up. The only thing is it was flashing. It would get brighter, get dim, get brighter, go dim. It lit up the whole sky here for half an hour. The sky's still glowing, actually."