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Huh? Christlikeness: 'Getting ahead,' or 'rising others up?: In Romney's California Mansion, Cars Get Their Own Elevator ThinkProgress

In Romney's California Mansion, Cars Get Their Own Elevator

ThinkProgress -
By Joe Romm on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm For Mitt Romney, who's in the 1% of the 1%, that means a “four-car fantasy home,” as Politico put it after seeing the amazing blueprints for Romney's proposed California beach house.

Indian traders in China, hunger strike, threaten suicideDeccan Chronicle

Indian traders on hunger strike in China

Economic Times -
BEIJING: Two Indians, who were freed from illegal custody of Chinese traders three months ago, today went on a hunger strike in Shanghai, demanding that they be allowed to go home within a week failing which they will commit suicide.

Inspired by Anna, 70-year-old on hunger strike to make his village liquor-free Times of India

Inspired by Anna, 70-year-old on hunger strike to make his village liquor-free

Times of India -
SAMBALPUR: Inspired by the anti-corruption movement of Anna Hazare, a 70-year-old man, Janardan Sahu, has begun a hunger strike in front of the Sambalpur collector's office on Friday demanding removal of liquor shops from his village, Laida.

Palestinian Journalist detained by PA goes on hunger strike Jerusalem Post

Journalist detained by PA goes on hunger strike

Jerusalem Post -
By REUTERS/Benoit Tessier The Palestinian reporter who was arrested this week by PA security forces for reporting about corruption in its diplomatic mission in France has gone on a hunger strike, Palestinian journalists said Thursday.

Palestinian prisoner Wins Demands, ends 44-day hunger strike CNN International

Palestinian prisoner ends 44-day hunger strike

CNN International -
Jerusalem (CNN) -- A Palestinian woman held by Israel for alleged terrorist activity ended her 44-day hunger strike Thursday after agreeing to be deported to Gaza, her lawyer said.

GOP War on all Creation: Brzezinski Assails Romney for Lacking 'Grasp' of Foreign Policy San Francisco Chronicle

Brzezinski Assails Romney for Lacking 'Grasp' of Foreign Policy

San Francisco Chronicle -
No evidence of an Iraqi nuclear weapons program was found after the US invaded Iraq in 2003. Romney's comments on Iran, Brzezinski said, "are just so casual, and at the same time so militant, that one has to wonder whether he'll feel bound by what he ...

nd 'The Fla. Execution you're Whining about's Palestinain's Daily Life!' sLoving

Isreal's, Your Rape spree continues: Palestinian killed as thousands protest on 'Land Day'

Palestinian killed as thousands protest on 'Land Day' -
Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli soldiers during a demonstration Friday to mark the anniversary of "Land Day" in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

China pulls plug on web over Coup rumors Sydney Morning Herald

China pulls plug on web

Sydney Morning Herald -
CHINA has closed a dozen websites, penalised two popular social media sites and detained six people for circulating rumours of a coup that rattled Beijing in the middle of its worst high-level political crisis in years.

Why Gas Prices Are Out of Any President's Control New York Times

Why Gas Prices Are Out of Any President's Control

New York Times -
EVERYONE knows it's dangerous to ingest gasoline or to inhale its fumes. But I am starting to believe that merely thinking about the price of gasoline can damage cognitive processing.

NYT Krugman: How is Mandate to buy More Intrusive than Tax? Huh?

Congress gets rough treatment at Supreme Court

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
By MARK SHERMAN AP WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week's marathon arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that it has scant faith in Congress' ability to get anything done.

vid Pr. Obama, 'Not a Term, or Pr.. Change takes ordinary citizens who keep fighting and pushing....' washpo

Loving, here: I won the Lottery Last Night. Here's my plan.

Seriously, in my mind, I won the lottery last evening.  I recall never purchasing a lottery ticket nor thinking of doing so, but yesterday I realized, pushed by a Barrista friend, I owe it to those I'm serving to buy a ticket, or two.

Hours after I realized it myself, I saw a headline to the effect that, 'The Lottery Lets People Dream.' It had that effect on me, and it is not over.

Some of the valuable insights this has give me, reinforced:

1.  We don't have a money problem, we have people problem.  Without people of Heart, Christlikes by whatever name, 100 trillion dollars won't save Creation unless we create more Christlikes, fast.

2.  The notion of spending 1cent of the winnings on myself was deeply revolting - made me want to scream in horror.  The only 'personal' things that I'd want are:
A.  Use the fact that I had the money to get meetings with fewer than 10 folks I thought of - Jim Hansen, Pr. Obama, Mr. Kim the prospective World Bank head, Lester Brown to pick their brains and influence their direction, to try and get them to step into and totally commit to All-out, Unviolent War to Defeat Plan A-rmageddon... AND AMY GOODMAN to try to encourage / fund her to end her unspeakable cowardice, and start writing of the criminal cowardice, apathy, unilateral surrender of the Lip Service Left.
B.  Travel at way below economy class to try to find and empower the 1 in a million, the hero(s) in appalachia risking life, limb, treasure to stop MTR, and their counterparts in Idaho fighting Keystone, in W Canada protecting Great Bear Rainforest, Diane Wilson fighting from her $100 trailer to save the world, see if I could fund just the handful in Greenpeace that risk their lives in demonstrations, Sea Shepherds....
C.  Purchase a 4 year wifi contract to get that off Ellen's back, and so I wouldn't have to worry about that any more.

3.  In hours in my sleeping bag I couldn't think of 20, and possibly not 10 folks, or organizations, that would increase hope in the world with money in their pockets to spend.  No creature of Heart, no hope.  And of the Pure Hearts that could be Trusted to War Unviolently, risking everything for humanity, probably half currently aren't doing so - business people I've met over the decades with Pure, but misguided Hearts.  Folks that lacked Vision, as I did, but by God, when they SAW A MISSION, NO EXCUSES, GET OUT OF MY WAY, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION, I'LL PUT AND KEEP EVERYTHING ON THE LINE, yes, breaking all of the sacred code of the Lefties, the 'activists.'  Would they rise?  I don't know.  But I'd ask.

4.  I think Pr. Obama understands this last part, 3, and that is why he is fighting Plan A-rmageddon with all the funding into technology for wind, solar, efficiency... that he can.  We Know how to harness our Head and Flesh in that way, and it could be way better than nothing environmentally.

5.  I realized that finding and getting funds to the 1 in a million was the entirety of what I'd focus on - trying to increase their effectiveness, their reach, 2 fold, 4 fold, 10 fold...

6.  I realized that all hope lies in finding, raising, empowering the 1 in a million, that it becomes 2 in a million, then 3....

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Posted: 30 Mar 2012 01:42 PM PDT
A Republican Meteorologist Tries to Remove Liberal Label from Climate Concern New York Times (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎ By ANDREW C. REVKIN I encourage you to pop over to Shawn Otto's blog below and read "A Message from a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change," a guest post in which Paul Douglas, an experienced meteorologist, energy entrepreneur and founder of the ...
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 01:41 PM PDT
General Motors Decides Climate Change Is Real, Pulls Support From Heartland ... Huffington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎ After getting called out by an environmental group, General Motors has pulled support from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit well-known for attacking the science behind global warming and climate change. General Motors pulls funding from climate sceptic
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 11:42 AM PDT
The Last Mountain (2011) You're Against Them, or With Them.  Period
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 11:26 AM PDT
KIDS, STAND UP. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT. DON'T SIT TILL YOU HAVE A FUTURE. The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes Kids VS Global Warming Nick News: A Global Warning from the Kids of the World
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:30 AM PDT
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:27 AM PDT
Boulder Couple Builds 125 Square-Foot House KMGH Denver - ‎Mar 26, 2012‎ BOULDER, Colo. -- With grand designs on minimizing their housing footprint, Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller have spent the last 10 months building the tiny home of their dreams.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:20 AM PDT
2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies New York Times - ‎22 hours ago‎ Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides are playing a part, but to date their experiments have yielded conflicting, ambiguous results 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:17 AM PDT
The cost of mountain top removal U.S. Catholic magazine (blog) - ‎Mar 14, 2012‎ Mountaintop removal produces coal with 10 to 25 percent less expense than underground mining. Coal mined in this way seems cheap, however, only if "you think that people's lives are 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:14 AM PDT
Greenpeace:New Greenhouse Gas Rules Riddled with LoopholeseNews Park Forest
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:13 AM PDT
Big setback for mountaintop mining critics iWatch News - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎ A mountaintop removal mining site at Kayford Mountain, W.Va. with Coal River Mountain, left, in the background. Jeff Gentner/AP file By Jim Morris In a corner of Appalachia where the tops of coal-rich mountains are lopped off with regularity, 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:53 AM PDT
nd 'The Earth Rapers, Destoyers, You're: A. One of them, B. Against them, C. there's no 'C'' sLoving
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:51 AM PDT
Mountaintop coal removal ban killed in Tennessee HouseKingsport Times News Mountaintop removal ban killed in Tenn. HouseDeseret News
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:49 AM PDT
Coal Train Traffic Increase Could Be Bad News For Human Health KLCC FM Public Radio - ‎2 hours ago‎ To bring American coal to Asia, via train and ship. If these terminals are approved that could mean more than 100 million tons of coal traveling by rail across Idaho, Washington and Oregon every year. The potential for more train traffic has public 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:49 AM PDT
Huge coal-export terminal needs rigorous environmental, health and traffic reviews The Seattle Times - ‎18 hours ago‎ Statewide impacts of a huge coal-export terminal proposed for Whatcom County must receive the broadest possible environmental, health and traffic scrutiny.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:47 AM PDT
Massey Mine Boss Pleads Guilty As Feds Target ExecsNPR (blog) Mine exec pleads guilty in 2010 explosionCNN International
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:42 AM PDT
World's Smallest Dolphin Almost Extinct (VIDEO) Global Animal - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎ (DOLPHINS) NEW ZEALAND - The Maui's dolphin, only found off the west coast of New Zealand, is rapidly approaching extinction. Fishing nets are to blame for leaving less than 55 of this rare species left in the wild. Officials are working to extend net 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:41 AM PDT
Rare and precious anti- cancer tree faces extinction Coastweek - ‎3 hours ago‎ NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A tree growing in Kenya and whose extracts are used to manage the prostate cancer is near extinction, the World Agroforestry Centre warned on Wednesday.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:39 AM PDT
The Sixth Great Extinction: A Silent Extermination National Geographic - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎ In fact, we are in the midst of the Sixth Great Extinction, an event characterized by the loss of between 17000 and 100000 species each year.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems - ‎1 hour ago‎ Consequently, this increases the risk for species extinction, especially in bio diverse ecosystems such as coral reefs and tropical rainforests.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Washington Creates Ocean Acidification Panel The Daily Score - ‎18 hours ago‎ In a nutshell, excess carbon dioxide causes oceans to become more acidic, and also removes key building blocks that thousands of species need to build shells and skeletons. Expert panel to address ocean acidificationKitsap Sun
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:21 AM PDT
Is a carbon-negative economy a practical possibility or a pipe dream? (blog) - ‎Mar 29, 2012‎ Those are interdisciplinary campus efforts to develop ways to remove carbon dioxide
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:20 AM PDT
China Shows US How to Push for Carbon Capture Bloomberg - ‎Mar 27, 2012‎ After all, these plants, which provide 45 percent of electricity in the US, account for more than a third of the country's carbon dioxide emissions. Small-scale experiments have been successful enough that, at this point, engineers have little doubt ... China beats US with power from coal-processing to trap 
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:18 AM PDT
CO2 emissions decline in UK - ‎4 hours ago‎ British emissions of greenhouse gases in 2011 were estimated at around 549 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, a 7 percent decline compared with 2010 levels. U.K. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 7% in 2011Bloomberg CO2 emissions at lowest level in 40 yearsFinancial Times
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:17 AM PDT
Carbon capture can help industry The Australian - ‎Mar 29, 2012‎ THE CSIRO will provide the Gillard government with confirmation that carbon-capture technology works in Australia and can be made available to industry. CSIRO to Release Study Results on Post-Combustion Carbon Capture TechnologyAZoCleantech Carbon capture technology moves closerCarbon News
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:16 AM PDT
Increasing carbon dioxide in atmosphere melts poles, acidifies oceans Kansas State Collegian - ‎12 hours ago‎ By Matt DeCapo For almost all of human history, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere were about 280 parts per million.
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nd. 'War Changes You. Ain't being changed? Then you're with the Destroyer.' sLoving

PLANTATION OWNERS: GOP blocks Obama's effort to end tax breaks for Big Oil Washington Post

GOP blocks Obama's effort to end tax breaks for Big Oil

Washington Post -
President Obama on Thursday called on Congress to end tax breaks for oil companies in a populist speech that sought to turn the blame for gas prices nearing $4 a gallon back onto his Republican critics.

THO SHALT NOT LIE; ONLY SATANICS DO: Republicans Alter U.S. Supreme Court Audio in Obama AttackSan Francisco Chronicle

Republicans Alter U.S. Supreme Court Audio in Obama Attack

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Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:23 PM PDT
Germany Cuts Solar Aid to Curb Prices, Panel Installations BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Tony Czuczka on March 29, 2012 Germany's parliament approved record cuts in aid for solar power, aiming to reduce the annual pace of installations by half in the world's biggest market for the industry.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:20 PM PDT
Solar Power reports record Q4 after landing large-scale projects Sacramento Business Journal - ‎21 hours ago‎ Solar Power Inc. of Roseville has announced record fourth quarter and year-end financial results, having landed a number of large-scale solar projects. Solar Power, Inc. Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Year 2011 Financial ResultsMarketWatch (press release) Solar Power
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:18 PM PDT
Solar power plant to be built in Mexico Power Engineering Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎ SolFocus Inc., Mexican land and real estate developer Grupo Musa and US-based energy developer Synergy Technologies LLC on March 29 said they are building a 450 MW solar power plant in Baja California near Tecate, Mexico. The project will be built in ... SolFocus to help Mexico build 1st big solar
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:11 PM PDT
Poverty, Homelessness a Global Epidemic - ‎Mar 25, 2012‎ By Martha Herrera Poverty is a worldwide epidemic that affects more than 3 billion people. People all around the world are struggling, not just with being able to pay off their debts, but also struggling to pay for their children's education, ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 12:07 PM PDT
Jim Yong Kim: 'We Can Eradicate Global Poverty In Our Lifetimes' Huffington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎ In a subtle rejoinder to his critics, the US nominee for president of the World Bank says that economic growth can help alleviate poverty. "Economic growth is vital to generate resources for investment in health, education and public goods," writes Jim ... WORLD BANK PRESIDENT NOMINEE KIM:
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 11:04 AM PDT
Turning (More) Cow Poop Into Power EarthFix - ‎5 hours ago‎ Handling that manure properly is a major expense for dairy farmers, and can result in air and water pollution. Methane digesters that turn the poop into power can also help improve da credit: Cassandra Profita On top of Farm Power Tillamook's methane ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 11:03 AM PDT
'Absolute Black' Solar Panels Absorb Almost All Sunlight ABC News (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎ Solar panels are an environmentalist's dream - limitless electricity from the sun with no air pollution or carbon dioxide emissions - but they've had a hard time competing with coal, natural gas, oil and other sources of energy. Can that change?
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:50 AM PDT
US carbon emission limit to speed up end of coal age REVE - ‎19 hours ago‎ said Lester Brown, "106 of them are now scheduled to close this year, next year." Actually, even if gas prices spike in future, the proposed rule would still ensure a cut in the nation's carbon output, analysts here said. US sets up first carbon emission limits for power plantsBusinessGhana
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:21 AM PDT
Readers response: will Rio+20 make a difference to sustainable development? The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎ "When I look ahead at Rio and beyond, it seems to me that our scarcest resource is time", says Lester Brown, president at the Earth Policy Institute.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 10:18 AM PDT
Food, not war, is the biggest threat to world security, argues Lester Brown Scientific American (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Fred Guterl | March 29, 2012 | Even as Iran's nuclear program raises the likelihood of yet another conflict in the middle east, the bigger threat is a potential food crisis in the making, says Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Diverse Praise for EPA's Carbon Pollution StandardNatural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:30 AM PDT
A Message From a Republican Meteorologist on Climate ChangeHuffington Post (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎"My climate epiphany wasn't overnight, and it had nothing to do with Al Gore." I'm going to tell you something that my Republican friends are loath to admit out loud: climate change is real. I'm a moderate Republican, fiscally conservative; ...
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:05 AM PDT
Climate change to inflict major crises, panel saysSan Francisco Chronicle - ‎10 hours ago‎The 594-page report blames the scale of recent and future disasters on a combination of man-made climate change, population shifts and poverty.Climate change to drive weather disastersMother Nature NetworkClimate change report: time to start preparing for the worstChristian Science Monitor
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:01 AM PDT
Obama: Oil companies 'hitting the American people twice'Politico - ‎31 minutes ago‎President Barack Obama Thursday repeated his plea for lawmakers to repeal billions in annual incentives for big oil companies ahead of a doomed Senate vote on the matter.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT
Obama Power-Plant Rule Signals Demise of 'Old King Coal'BusinessWeek - ‎Mar 28, 2012‎By Mark Drajem on March 28, 2012 President Barack Obama's proposed carbon-dioxide rules for power plants effectively prohibit new coal power plants, buttressing a shift away from a power source that fueled the Industrial Revolution to cheap natural gas ...A small step forward for EarthMiamiHerald.comA Big Step
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 08:59 AM PDT
Obama: Americans getting hit twice over gas prices — at the pump and with tax ...Washington Post - ‎28 minutes ago‎President Obama struck an explicitly populist tone Thursday in calling for an end to federal subsidies for the petroleum industry, arguing that members of Congress can "stand with big oil companies, or they can stand with the American people.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 08:38 AM PDT
CDC: Autism is more common than previously thoughtUSA TODAY - ‎6 minutes ago‎By Karen Weintraub, Special for USA TODAY Autism rates continue to skyrocket, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released new figures today, showing a 23% increase from 2006 to 2008.
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