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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hillary's Vice President Candidate Greets Crowd "Bienvenidos a Todo"

Here This is the feel good stuff. An experienced politician whose heart is in the right place.
Who speaks Spanish, champions middle-class people and impoverished people, and is humble and seemingly quite genuinely virtuous. I'm excited about Kaine and have read virtually only good things about him and his record. Looking forward to hearing more about him. This is a cool stage in the story.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Donald Trump Accepts Nomination, Destroys Republican Party?

Is this good? This is probably good? So now ex-KKK leader David Duke wants to run for Senate for the GOP? The floodgates are open.

Here   "We Just Watched the Republican Party Kill Itself" - Daily Beast

Art by Molly Crabapple, Daily Beast

Fact-checking Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC

"The dark portrait of America that Donald J. Trump sketched in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention is a compendium of doomsday stats that fall apart upon close scrutiny."

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tech CEO to Donald: Your campaign is un-American - Jul. 17, 2016

Tech CEO to Donald: Your campaign is un-American - Jul. 17, 2016 

More on Donald Trump, and the GOP rolling with him....

"We can disagree on a lot but there are certain things that everyone
does agree with: You should respect women. Immigrants make this country
better. We should be civil to each other. The KKK is a group that is the
personification of evil. There are these basic things that we don't
need to argue about."

And http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-17/trump-is-bernie-madoff-of-politics-clinton-vp-prospect-says

Trump Is Bernie Madoff of Politics, Clinton VP Prospect Says 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton - CNNPolitics.com 

I have many thoughts, but the reportage therein is notable enough.

"She walked through a number of policy
issues where Sanders had pulled her to the left during the course of the
election -- minimum wage; the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal,
college affordability -- to make a broader concession: the movement that
Sanders created was nothing short of a political revolution.

Sanders has brought people off the sidelines and into the political
process. He has energized and inspired a generation of young people who
care deeply about our country," she said. "To everyone here and everyone
cross the country who poured your heart and soul into Sen. Sanders'
campaign: Thank you."

Monday, July 11, 2016


Petition here

Subject: Sign the petition! Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors: Protect LA County: Oppose Philips 66 Santa Maria Crude By Rail Expansion


Another Bakken Crude by Rail Bomb Explodes

Oil sheen spotted, 100 residents remain evacuated after Oregon oil train derailment | OregonLive.com 

Past update on the Oregon oil spill: Though not in a creek, oil has
gotten into a nearby creek and is seeping into the river to c. 6 feet

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Kelp Forest Roasted to Death in Western Australia

Here This is tragic news. Climate change and global warming of seas taking out entire underwater forests. Worth billions in tourism and fishery value, now GONE. Combined with California's millions of trees die-off (bark beetle, drought, global warming-catalyzed).... and one must seriously consider if we are on a suicide course on this planet. And much faster than nearly anyone really wants to admit, come to terms with, accept, or fight appropriately.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Culture of Police Homicide: To Reform (Clinton) or Accept

Hillary Clinton pledges to reform heinous behavior: way overdue. Wouldn't rubber bullets suffice unless perpetrator was armed 95% of the time? Reserve live rounds for heavily armed interaction? Glad she wants to be out there lockstep with this. Here 

Late breaking add: after five Dallas policemen were shot in retaliation (seemingly), Obama gave an Elegant, moving and powerful speech Here

One wonders how gun control, and racism -- not issues being reformed very dramatically by the GOP -- put the brakes on progress here in America.

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

Tell Congress to Strengthen Gun Control Laws NOW - here

Good News & Brain Food News -
Christians & Muslims Gather, for Peace here
Good News - Top RIO+20 Summit Posts here
The 'Busy' Trap - NYTimes.com