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Climate change: The next civil rights battle. Salt Lake Tribune

Climate change: The next civil rights battle

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
Climate change a civil rights issue? Why? Because humanity should not be held hostage by a profit-obsessed fossil-fuel cartel.

Energy Secretary Chu steps down, blasts climate-change skeptics. Yahoo

Energy Secretary Chu steps down, blasts climate-change skeptics

Yahoo! News (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
"The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activity has had a significant and likely dominant role in climate change," Chu warned in his letter. "There is also increasingly compelling evidence that the weather changes we have witnessed during ...

China uses half the world's coal, but we still need to lead on climate change. New Statesman

China uses half the world's coal, but we still need to lead on climate change

Israeli forces dismantle Palestinian encampment. USA TODAY



Obama approval up to 60 percent: National poll. MSNBC

Obama approval up to 60 percent: National poll

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Obama's approval ratings, at the launching of his second term, are his highest in more than three years, with 60 percent of Americans having a favorable impression of the 44th president, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

UN Panel Says Israeli Settlement Policy Violates Law. NYT

New York Times


01.30.13 Cancer Update

[Note: at great peril to my 'stuff' for the vigil, I am away in a library writing this note, leaving it unattended at a time of heightened police, city concern with another homeless guy in the area who made a nasty scene yesterday.  So more than usual, please try to bear with the limitations of my writing, unreading of emails, etc.  Hopefully by Friday or Monday I'll have a replacement power brick for my laptop and be more regular in my communication. ARGH.  Also, spell check is not working on this machine.]

To those who might feel hurt, wounded by the video below:

*  If you are reading this you may be among those that have done great kindnesses for me and my work.  Nothing in this video discounts any such kindnesses even .00000000001%.

*  It deeply astounds me that I don't understand the following, but I don't.  But I DO know it exists, and that at least among one, who has been extraordinarily kind to me over the last 8 months, that it usually the source of major unintended distress, hurt, pain as a result of me.

Objectively, I think it is true, that more than anyone you know, or have ever known, that I appreciate, am grateful for, and passionately acknowledge each and every kindness by anyone, to anyone, in my field of view.  I Live for Kindnesses, to spawn them, increase them, give them.  It is Life, in my view - Giving Life - and not a nicety, but Life itself.  It is entirely what I am about - my Purpose - my reason for being.  When I do so, it is quite rare that anyone takes offense, criticizes me, objects, takes exception.  And if they seem to take anything I say in this vein personally - I pretty religiously hasten to be clear - I am not complementing you.  I am simply making an honest observation.  None of us are to take credit for those positive things we may do, or the negative.  We are all products of Creation, doing the best we know,' or something to that effect, because I understand this to be True, at my core.

What astounds me, and I feel like a fool for saying it, what astounds me is that when I make observations, also with passion, that one, or others, take as not positive, or rather, negative, they feel unreceptive!  That maybe I shouldn't have said it, that I'm being 'judgemental,' unfair, mean, destructive....  Oh, I can cite chapter and verse the common 'wisdom' against saying that which can be construed as negative.  But it still mystifies me how folks react.  My oncologist told me I had cancer.  I didn't take it personally.  Now, she did NOT say it with great passion to me; though, if she really cared about me, and felt I was not 'hearing' what she was saying, there could have come a time when she might do so!  Some of the most intellectually advanced folks I've encountered in the life I lead of advocacy, totally react in the way I've described, ending what had seemed like life-giving-to-society relationships with "Obviously you didn't mean the positive things you were saying;' or 'I can't understand how you can be so positive one moment, and negative the next.' Huh?  I don't get it.

* If anything I am appallingly thorough in my regular communication, taking enormous care to know what I mean, and state it clearly.  Including changes.  So, if in one communication I say something positive, and in another something negative, IF THEY CANCEL EACH OTHER OUT, I'M GOING TO POINT THAT OUT, AND BE CLEAR ABOUT IT.  I'm never lax in such crucial things.  And to the distress of the few that haven't yet tuned me out, on issues I feel are crucial to humanity, most of which don't relate to my person, but some that are, such as the vid below, I share my mind, as clearly as I am able.

*  The video IS, despite my other comments here to the contrary, in part (an unimportant part; I'm a big boy, I'll survive) an honest outcry of personal pain.  Process wise, when someone who generally does not, cries out in pain, thereby potentially empowering others to help, it is VERY Dangerous, and NOT an act of kindness, or Friendship, Caring, to react in a way that punishes, or warns against, or discourages future acts being so personally honest. 

*  If of the few that have been kind to me, that have not yet tuned me out, of those, if some or all end things now, over the following video, I'm ok with that.  Will it be agony for me?  Yes.  Will it hurt or cripple my work?  Probably, to a degree.  But what I share in this vid below, yes, what I express seems personal to me.  But it isn't.  It is an immediate example of why we are not averting Ecocide.  I don't matter.  Averting Ecocide, does. 

Keeping in mind that of course I could be wrong in everything I've expressed here, and in  the video, tho I'm not -
The reason we are not averting Ecocide for our kids and the next 200 billion kids, is NOT that we are without Hearts!  It IS because we have set boundaries that WE TOTALLY DEEM 'REASONABLE' BOUNDARIES AROUND THOSE HEARTS!  We convince ourselves, for all but those very few that are most dear to us, are most "Family,' to us, that it is it OK that we not treat others the same.  That 'inconvieniences' that we would RUSH to suffer for our very dearest ones, it is OK to not do so for others!  And who to say this is 'wrong,' or more to the point, DEADLY, ECOCIDAL??? Well, Jesus, for one.  "Love the stranger, the foreigner, the Enemy - AS YOUR SELF."  Does that make it correct, that Jesus said so!?!?!?  No.  But my Heart says it is, and in the quietest of moments, yours probably does too; at least, that is my guess.  And, if it does not - don't walk, RUN from any engagement with me!  It can only lead to pain for you.  My oncologist is willing to offer me pain, sickness, discomfort, maybe agony even, but not as the end point, but as the gateway to Life!  Me too.

If you have NOT viewed the following video, I highly recommend it to those who care more about where humanity is headed, than their own lives.  To those who have seen it, or who are more squeamish, you may wish to skip to the final text below it.

vlog Relief! Death by Cancer it is! DEPRESSION GONE! AMEN!

01.30.13 Cancer Update:  In the video above I mentioned that there was one last option I could see as maybe offering a prayer of 'housing' that would satisfy the hospitals liability requirements and, through massive contortions of my work needs, suffice to meet enough of my 200 billion kids needs, to allow the chemo to proceed.  Well, barring what could be two show stoppers, but probably will be surmounted (Internet access, PHYSICALLY, my signal not reaching this room;  and the prohibition of 2-3 'mental health' days for me to go to the library each week when not in treatment or recovering therefrom), it looks like this is a 'go.'  To my credit, I explored it despite indications that it was a dead end - and, it may be a doorway, instead.  Howard U Hosp and my oncologist have kindly re-established forward momentum for me to receive the tests and treatment.  I will be firing off an email before returning to my stuff to A.  Ascertain the 2 points I just mentioned as possible show-stoppers; and B. as my oncologist to please, take the most aggressive possible course of treatment.  If  I'm going to drain the resources  away from our kids for this treatment, my time, and our money, I want to get this stuff, this cancer, NOW.

Sakihiwew.  Loving.


Cancer update. I may be getting chemo beginning Mid Feb. Batt low. More tomorrow or Fri.

A local homeless shelter infirmary may allow me to work on computer during the day, and a few days a week at the library.  My work could live with that.  I lost my computer power cord, argh, so offline till replacement comes by weeks end?

vlog Relief! Death by Cancer it is! DEPRESSION GONE! AMEN!

***** Have Lost my Laptop Power Supply - Will be off line Till a Replacement arrives.

***** Have Lost my Laptop Power Supply - Will be off line Till a Replacement arrives.

Not sure how or why, but can't find the power supply.  I'll probably have a replacement by week's end.  Hopefully.  Argh.


MLK Jr. "Lust says - What will happen to me if I help? Love says - What will happen to Her, if I don't?' Loving paraphrase of MLK Jr. "Drum Major Instinct," I think. With liberties taken.

MLK Jr. "Lust says - What will happen to me if I help?  Love says - What will happen to Her, if I don't?'  Loving paraphrase of MLK Jr. "Drum Major Instinct," I think. With liberties taken.

One of his last.  One of his greatest.  He was speaking of the parable of, and of the people within, the Good Samaritan.

AVERTING ECOCIDE blog 01.27.13 Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM

Tracking Plan B - WAR ROOM 01.27.13

  •     San Francisco on track to become zero-waste city. pbs
  •     HUGE: V3Solar Spin Cell = 8 Cents/kWh (CleanTechnica Exclusive)
  •     33% Of All Global PV Shipments Ended Up In China In The 4th Quarter. CleanTechnica
  •     Due to Criminal US Apathy: China and Australia top list of 'carbon bomb' projects. Guardian
  •     Australian coal mining #2 Threat of Ecocide.
  •     How high could the tide go? NYT
  •     Ecocide: Former Met Office chief says 2°C climate target missed.
  •     vids - Clean Energy Revolution Is Critical, Do-Able, & Good For Jobs & The Economy
  •     Mountaintop Removal Mining Proves Hard to Stop. EP Magazine
  •     Smart Grid - $2 trillion or so in Efficiency Gains
  •     Obama advisers call for halt to Arctic oil exploration. Guardian
  •     China going Nuclear Power - Big. Economist
  •     Sandy, is the Future. SF Chronicle
  •     Soot, Carbon 1/3 of Warming's Cause [Diesel, Cooking Fuels]? Economist
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 03:28 PM PST
San Francisco on track to become zero-waste city. San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items, the city has already reduced a huge amount of garbage from ending up in landfills, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 03:14 PM PST
HUGE: V3Solar Spin Cell = 8 Cents/kWh (CleanTechnica Exclusive) Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:04 PM PST Quite frankly, if the company’s numbers are correct, this could be the biggest solar news of the decade, or even a greater timespan. (And CleanTechnica got the inside scoop — due to our sincere passion for helping the world, and probably also our status as the top cleantech or clean
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 02:52 PM PST
33% Of All Global PV Shipments Ended Up In China In The 4th Quarter Posted: 23 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST According to new research from the NPD Solarbuzz Quarterly report, the Chinese end-market received 33% of global solar photovoltaic (PV) shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 02:23 PM PST
China and Australia top list of 'carbon bomb' projects. China and Australia top a global list of planned oil, gas and coal projects that will act as "carbon bombs" and push the planet towards catastrophic climate change, a Greenpeace report warned on Tuesday. The Guardian
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 02:21 PM PST
Australian coal mining threatens CO2 target. The forecast expansion of Australian coal mining and exports would be the world's second-largest contributor of new carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels if fully realised, research by Greenpeace International has found. Melbourne Age
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 02:19 PM PST
How high could the tide go? The question of just how high the oceans might rise in a warmer world has taken on new urgency in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which caused coastal flooding that scientists say was almost certainly worsened by the modest rise of sea level over the past century. New York Times
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 01:56 PM PST
Former Met Office chief says 2°C climate target missedResponding to Climate ChangeA former head of the UK's Met Office has dismissed any possibility of the world limiting global warming to 2°C. Speaking at the GLOBE International summit ...
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 12:56 PM PST
Connie Hedegaard: Clean Energy Revolution Is Critical, Do-Able, & Good For Jobs & The Economy (VIDEOS) Posted: 20 Jan 2013 06:45 AM PST Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action in the European Commission since February 2010, gave a great keynote speech at the World Future Energy Summit (part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week) a few days ago. Below are two videos
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 12:45 PM PST
Mountaintop Removal Mining Proves Hard to StopEP MagazineMountaintop removal is a form of surface mining used extensively throughout Appalachia that uses explosives to remove the summits of mountains to expose coal seams. Excess rock and soil laden with toxic mining byproducts are often dumped into nearby ...See all stories on this topic »
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 12:39 PM PST
Is smart grid worth it? How does a $2 trillion efficiency benefit sound?Smart Grid NewsEvenly spread across the various grids? Or do the improvements help just ERCOT and PJM? $1 Trillion is a lot of savings, $2 Trillion is enough to buy more than a few StarBuck coffees -- it would really be interesting to here more and how the estimated ...See all stories on this topic »
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 07:07 AM PST
Obama advisers call for halt to oil exploration. The entire future of Shell's drilling plans in the Arctic was put in doubt on Friday after two of Barack Obama's most trusted advisers called for a permanent halt to oil exploration. The Guardian
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 07:03 AM PST
Nuclear power: Back on the front burner. China wants more nuclear plants than anyone else. Will it build them safely? There are now more nuclear projects underway in China than in any other country. The sheer number raises worries about safety. Economist
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 07:01 AM PST
Is rebuilding in hurricane zones wise? Sandy is the future. As carbon dioxide emissions blast past worst-case scenarios, rising sea levels and storm surges will reshape every U.S. coastline. But it is only beginning to dawn on Americans, half of whom live on the coasts, that their future is a battle against the sea.
Posted: 26 Jan 2013 06:59 AM PST
The new black. For years the institutions that focus on climate policy have played down the role of pollutants such as black carbon that stay in the atmosphere for a short time, and concentrated on carbon dioxide, which, once generated, tends to remain there. That may soon change. Economist

Pr. Obamacare: millions of uninsured people get a private plan. AP

Health insurance exchanges will transform market

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
Health insurance exchanges will change the way people buy coverage and will help millions of uninsured people get a private plan. Nearly 49 million people are uninsured in the United States, but the numbers vary dramatically by state.

***** World Leading Economist Stern: 'I got it wrong on climate change – it's far, far worse' The Guardian

Nicholas Stern: 'I got it wrong on climate change – it's far, far worse'

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Lord Stern, author of the government-commissioned review on climate change that became the reference work for politicians and green campaigners, now says he underestimated the risks, and should have been more "blunt" about the threat posed to the ...
World Economic Forum Feels Climate Change Pressure
Stern admits to underestimating climate change in 2006 review