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Nov 6, 2019 - Climate Crisis and Indian Air Quality

Health We Are Running Out of Air One suffocating city is a harbinger of health crises around the world. Officials have implored the people of New Delhi to stay inside, indefinitely. Five million children in India’s capital have been handed face masks. Everyone is to keep windows closed. Contrary to the most fundamental medical advice, the city’s chief minister urged residents this week to “avoid outdoor physical activities.” News images seem cut from an apocalyptic outbreak film. One of India’s holiest rivers is covered in toxic foam that...

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Nov 4, 2019 - A Few Words About COAL!

George Ochenski mug GEORGE OCHENSKI 6 hrs ago Last week Murray Energy, one of the largest coal mining corporations in the nation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That makes it the fifth coal company to do so in the last year. While the owners made millions, they are bailing into bankruptcy and leaving behind massive environmental disasters, crushed communities and unfunded pension debts — all of which are now looking for taxpayer dollars to somehow remedy. It’s hard to miss the irony of Murray’s demise since its founder, Robert Murray,...

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Nov 1, 2019 - Human nature (read greed) will never fool Mother Nature ( read Climate Crisis)

Key Words Tillerson at Exxon trial: Global warming a ‘real issue... with us now, forevermore’ Published: Nov. 1, 2019, 3:46 p.m. EDT That’s the former oil executive in a court appearance this week replete with existential musings on climate change and some tactics for commanding a fossil-fuel giant in an evolving world. Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil Corp.’s (XOM) former CEO and short-tenured Secretary of State in the Trump administration, is helping defend his former company against New York charges that Exxon intentionally misled investors in...

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Nov 1, 2019 - Being Christian Does Not Exclude You From Responsibility

If you are a Christian, you might want to hear what an evangelical Christian AND a climate scientist has to say about the subject of Climate: Climate Crisis IS a Christian Crisis ____ My own take on the article... I believe that everyone has the capacity to understand some concept of God. If my understanding of science is correct, that understanding is based upon what we observe and can test, not based upon a belief or faith or mystical other. The Bible (and other "religious" books and writings) has guidance which helps humans interpret and...

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Oct 29, 2019 - Richard Dawkins

I highly recommend the following book! It reflects the nature of existence in words I fail to bring into being yet reflect what I feel most deeply. Our travels have given me a most treasured view of our Earth, one that I could not conceive of perhaps any other way. I am humbly grateful for being able to realize this journey and most of all grateful for having met and partnered w/ someone who pushed me to this end. Bon, thanks for ALL the memories. The God Illusion Visit Richard Dawkins Chapter 1: A Deeply Religious Non-Believer DESERVED...

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Oct 25, 2019 - And The Answer Is...

As the Climate Collapses, We can Either Stand Together – or Perish Alone By Tim Hollo, originally published by The Guardian blog October 24, 2019 Michael Mobbs has triggered an important conversation by “coming out” as a climate survivalist. He expects “societal collapse … a total breakdown within the next three to five years”, so he’s selling his ground-breaking and beautiful off-grid sustainable home in Chippendale and planning to move to the New South Wales South Coast. Mobbs has contributed an enormous amount over many years, but this...

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Oct 25, 2019 - Seems Pretty Clear To Me!

NYTimes.com/David-Leonhardt October 25, 2019 Author Headshot By David Leonhardt Opinion Columnist The founders used broad language when they described the grounds for impeachment — the famous “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The generality of the term ensured that impeachment would be a political process, rather than a technical or purely legal one. There is no specific definition of an impeachable crime, in the way that there is a definition of robbery, assault or embezzlement. But the founders did leave some pretty strong evidence for...

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Oct 24, 2019 - Religious Fanatics or Reprehensible Power Hungry Authoritarians?

Latest polls: “99% of white evangelical protestants oppose impeaching and removing Trump, new poll finds...” I constantly am amazed by “religious” people who follow leaders who reflect ideas and behaviors which are in most cases antithetical to their beliefs! ____ And then we also see: Intolerant conservative evangelicals have tainted the faith ____

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Oct 22, 2019 - Trump and Lynching?

Lynching is the practice of murder by a group of people by extrajudicial action. Lynchings in the United States rose in number after the American Civil War in the late 19th century, following the emancipation of slaves; they declined in the 1920s. Most lynchings were of African-American men in the Southern United States, but women and non-blacks were also lynched, not always in the South. White lynchings of blacks also occurred in the midwestern United States and the border states, especially during the 20th-century Great Migration of...

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Oct 12, 2019 - Just Follow the $&$$!

Business The Stock-Buyback Swindle American corporations are spending trillions of dollars to repurchase their own stock. The practice is enriching CEOs—at the expense of everyone else. Updated at 2:08 p.m. ET on July 26, 2019. In the early 1980s, a group of menacing outsiders arrived at the gates of American corporations. The “raiders,” as these outsiders were called, were crude in method and purpose. After buying up controlling shares in a corporation, they aimed to extract a quick profit by dethroning its “underperforming” CEO and...

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Oct 10, 2019 - Missoula MT

The east-west drive on Thursday from Gardiner to Missoula, a drive that we had just done but west to east 2 weeks ago, was great. Bright blue skies, no wind, great scenery and the almost non-existent Montana interstate traffic made for an easy 5 hour jaunt. Then things hit a couple speed bumps. We are staying at a different campground this time, just to see what it’s like, and while it’s a very nice, wooded place it does have some issues. The site was un-level so it took a bunch of jockeying the house back and forth and left and right to...

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Oct 9, 2019 - It's About Time

Supreme Court to Hear Youth on Climate Crisis - and Their Future ___ Youth For the Future: Youth Are Taking Action

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