Wednesday, May 6, 2015

15 Companies That Paid Zero Income Tax Last Year (Despite $23 Billion In Profits)

   Here   ""The revenues raised from eliminating corporate tax subsidies should not be given right back to corporations in the form of tax-rate reductions," the report says. "Instead, as the vast majority of Americans understand, these desperately needed revenues should be used to address our nation’s fiscal problems and to make critically needed public investments in our nation’s future."

Ted Lieu, My Congressman, Starting to Lead

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Sign This TPP Petition to Stand with Senators Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders

Subject: I just signed this TPP petition to stand with Senator Warren – will you? I just took action to add my name to Senators Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders' demand that the Obama administration immediately release the full text of the latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to members of Congress, their staff, and the American public, before Congress votes to Fast Track the TPP. I think you should too! http://act.credoaction.com/sign/tpp_reveal?sp_ref=119990290.4.13374.e.53796.2&referring_akid=.6060295.s4QWjN&source=mailto_sp

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Live Science: Global Warming Brought on California's Severe Drought

Here Stanford research and data linked at article. Another interesting but shameful opinion piece in the NY Times ignoring this, but covering much of the fallout here

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.

Antidotes to Violence, a.k.a., Take Charge of Where Your Head's At - here

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Christians & Muslims Gather, for Peace here
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The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com
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