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Tell Congress to Deny the TPP - New Public Citizen petition

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Ted Cruz Chooses Donald Trump Over Wife, Dad - The Daily Beast

Ted Cruz Chooses Donald Trump Over Wife, Dad - The Daily Beast 

WOW! A man of non-principal. What could be worse than whole-heartedly rejecting Donald Trump and then being forced to support him? Wow is this ugly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Good -- Week of September 20, 2016

United Nations News Centre - ‘There is no time to waste’, Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force

"21 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement
on climate change signed by world leaders this past April, officially
crossing one of the two thresholds required to bring into force the
landmark pact..."

The Bad and the Ugly -- Donald Trump and the GOP, Week of September 20, 2016

The GOP died this weekend - The Washington Post

"Those Republicans mortified by the presidential nomination of Donald
Trump have been pondering a series of questions over the past few
months:

  • Have Republicans put party above country in backing Trump?
  • Can the GOP survive Trump?
  • Should the center-right let bygones be bygones after the election?" 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scoundrel, double-dealer, scam artist, or Just Himself Don Trump? Ooo Wee!! Scrutiny of Trump Foundation deepens | TheHill

Scrutiny of Trump Foundation deepens | TheHill 

When you've been a corrupt punter as long as the Don, ooo-wee! Is stuff gonna come out and hit the fan!!

"On Tuesday, The Washington Post published
tax and legal documents alleging Trump’s foundation spent $258,000 to
settle lawsuits that involved Trump’s for-profit businesses."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

President Obama: Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline -- Sign Petition

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Well, it sure seems life is interconnected. Could one rest well knowing a loved one's or another family's health, well-being, even their water, was being thrown in the 'expendable' trash bin? No. These people deserve better. They've taken enough of the 'invaders' sins. They deserve to have their ancestral lands and water protected from oil pipelines. They do not deserve a leaking, cancer causing, greed inspired, white man's short term destructive folly of a power source. They do not need nor should they tolerate fossil fuel pipelines traversing their land. They, and we, deserve better. #respecttheelders #respecttheland #respectourwater 

Neil Young just wrote this: "Indian Giver"

There’s a battle raging on the sacred land
Our brothers and sisters have to take a stand
Against us now for what we all been doing
On the sacred land there’s a battle brewing

I wish somebody would share the news

Now it’s been about 500 years
We keep taking what we gave away
Just like what we call Indian givers
It makes you sick and gives you shivers

I wish somebody would share the news

Big money going backwards and ripping the soil
Where graves are scattered and blood was boiled
When all who look can see the truth
But they just move on and keep their groove

I wish somebody would share the news

Saw Happy locked to the big machine
They had to cut him loose and you know what that means
That’s when Happy went to jail
Behind big money justice always fails

I wish somebody would share the news

Bring back the days when good was good
Lose these imposters in our neighborhood
Across our farms and through our waters
All at the cost of our sons and daugthers

Our brave sons and daughters
We’re all here together fighting poison waters
Standing against the evil way
That’s what we have at the end of day

I wish somebody would share the news

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Climate Change to Opioids: Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Science Questions -- Live Science

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On Climate Change: "Clinton said the science of climate change is "crystal clear" and the issue is "an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time." The Democratic candidate outlined her plan to address the issue, which focused on making America "the clean-energy superpower of the 21st century."

That's pretty good. Probably not enough, but getting on the onramp of the road on which we need to be.

For Trump, well, let's just say for all we know see post below about mass extinction number six--this one man-made. And delivered hot from the global warming oven by the Republican Party and Fossil Fuel Industries.

"For Trump, the issue of climate change was referred to in quotation marks. He said, "There is still much that needs to be investigated in the field." While the candidate noted the need for new energy sources to alleviate America's dependence on fossil fuels, he did not directly respond to how he would tackle the issue of climate change if elected. Instead, Trump offered alternative uses for the country's limited financial resources, such as increasing food production or fighting malaria."

What the ‘sixth extinction’ will look like in the oceans: The largest species die off first-- Washington Post

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

Here Wow! This is fun reading. It's long. It could be bedtime reading. If you can inure yourself to bad dreams after strolling repeatedly through most of the original sins with Don. Again, wow!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Add your name to the petition to halt production of the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect Indigenous land and water resources

Here This horrible and the freaking unnecessary pipeline must be stopped. Resorting to violence in the name of unchecked, destructive greed is something from the Dark Ages. This cannot and must not ever happen in the USA of today.

"Subject:Sign the petition!Dakota Access LLC:Tell Dakota Access Pipeline to stop their construction and protect sacred land and water at Standing Rock.Body:Friend,I signed a petition on Action Network telling Dakota Access LLC to Tell Dakota Access Pipeline to stop their construction and protect sacred land and water at Standing Rock..Indigenous activists in North Dakota are using direct action to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and protect their local water.Add your name to show solidarity for Standing Rock.We'll deliver your signatures to North Dakota!Can you join me and take action?Click here:https:Thanks!"

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
here