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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Russian Hacking on Election More Widespread Than Reported | Time.com

Russian Hacking on Election More Widespread Than Reported | Time.com 

Sooo... "The hacking of state and local election databases in 2016 was more
extensive than previously reported, including at least one successful
attempt to alter voter information, and the theft of thousands of voter
records that contain private information like partial Social Security
numbers, current and former officials tell TIME...."

And the Trump administration wanted to lift sanctions on Russia at the time.

And currently maintains as of today the Russian hacking is a "hoax."

Complete lies and existential denial. America is truly bigger than this, and getting historically screwed by the shadiest people ever to be in governmental positions of power in this country.

That the truth comes out sooner than later is crucial.

Having a criminally complicit front government without the United State's citizens best interests guiding our government is a travesty.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Here’s how much Exxon paid Republicans who urged Trump to ditch Paris climate deal

Here’s how much Exxon paid Republicans who urged Trump to ditch Paris climate deal 


Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming): $728,766

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri): $1,143,574

Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas): $281,352

Senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi): $462,890

Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas): $3,031,956

Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho): $440,937

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas): $2,484,520

Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming): $513,733

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): $772,179

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah): $281,620

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): $1,975,245

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky): $286,465

Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia): $184,250

Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho): $209,900

Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas): $817,150

Senator Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota): $204,900

Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina): $523,276

Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama): $532,846

Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama): (NO DATA AVAILABLE)

Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina): $263,400

Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi): $686,876

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump under fire over expected global climate deal withdrawal | Reuters

Trump under fire over expected global climate deal withdrawal | Reuters 

(Ed. Note: He did announce on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 he will be trying to pull out the U.S.)

All this drama and suspense... will he or won't he pull the U.S. out.

The world and U.S will continue to work toward progress and environmental -- and climate -- sustainability either way.


What he does is largely symbolic.


I have urged him and Ivanka on Twitter -- PLEASE @realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump STAY in Paris CLIMATE AGREEMENT! Partner w the Pope, UN, our allies & all the countries of the world


To be the guy who turns his back -- and tries to get our country to turn its back -- on this is irredeemable.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trump's Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations - The Atlantic

Trump's Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations - The Atlantic 

So Trump is pivoting away from -- or blowing up the bridges to -- our European allies. Refusing to confirm Article 5 of NATO, waffling on committing to the Paris Agreement on working seriously to reverse climate change, literally pushing people, acting like an aloof and hostile jerk...

Just for the record here as well.. shameful. Putting his new and strange interests ahead of out country's historic and well-respected role as leader and partner in the modern league of nations... catastrophic.

Hopefully people in other countries realize we all don't feel this way.

Actually most of us are shamed, angry, and insulted by Trumps immature, bizarre and destructive behavior.

It is hopefully a very short chapter in the history of our country.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement as he concludes first overseas trip - The Washington Post

Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement as he concludes first overseas trip - The Washington Post 

Let's face it... he's so bought off by and bought into fossil fuels... he's gonna say he's pulling us out.

Nevermind the actual damage to the world and political damage it will do.

If he was realistic he'd stick with the plan and try to help figure out how to decrease the pollution of fossil fuels to keep us under the caps. But he's JUST ABOUT MONEY, for the rich and the mega-rich, fossil fuel barons.

Clean energy is creating more jobs and creates so much less damage on the world.

Again, HUGE shame on Trump and his brutally corrupt short legacy -- unless somehow he says the U.S. will stay in the Paris Accord, which he should and could still do.

Sunset, Venice 12/20/2012

Sunset, Venice 12/20/2012
I've been thinking some about the Winter Solstice, the Mayan end of the 30,000-year-cycle on 12/21/12.

What if in fact the world did end? To live consciously, even though this probably will not happen, it is honest to take a bit of an inventory.

Am I happy with how I've lived my life? (Yesterday, I thought mostly yes, with some areas for improvement, as below.) Are there changes I would make?
Would I have tried to forgive those that were hostile or disappointing to me?
Would I spend more time with those I loved the most, telling them that, feeling that more?
Would I be happier, grateful for what I have, what I've experienced, the joy, the beauty in this world?

Maybe the answer is yes to all of the above.
So this time can serve as a point of rebirth for all of us. If we think about it.

Because somewhere I realized I think maybe mankind deserves it. !
The way we are killing each other, killing the planet.
How selfish we are, and snotty to those around us. Petty, competitive. Why is this? Do we have to behave this way? (I say no, it greatly detracts and misdirects energy from the full-time celebration in which we could engage, the great multi-cultural, multi-rhythmic dance we can sustain here.)

Maybe God or the Great Universe is fed up, and will pull the rug out from under us.
Don't think I can say we could blame Him/Her/It.

But it probably won't happen. (Probably not! This time.)

Still we are finite on this ride.

It is a time to think, am I happy with how I've lived my life?
Hopefully most of us can say yes.

For the part of us that have a little worry, a little sadness....
This is the time to be present.
This is the time to be the person you want to be, that can die at peace, that can hope to every day be able to look yourself and the Universe in the eye and say, how beautiful, smiling, and thank you. Let's do that.

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