Thursday, May 17, 2018

Humans Are Changing the Location of Water Around the World, NASA Says

Here Water resources are variable and being severely impacted by human behavior.

*We cannot overuse groundwater supplies, particularly in drought susceptible areas.*

*We have to halt overproduction of greenhouse gases and need to halt our contributions to global warming.*

This is a preeminent duty for us all, and mankind’s duty for self-preservation, regardless of the political winds that shift around us.

Levels of ozone-destroying CFCs are mysteriously rising

Here There are big problems in the world, environmentally speaking. This is one of them now.

After being successfully curtailed, CFC’s are on the rise, from unknown sources. We all have to help collar and reverse this to protect our atmosphere.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold

Here This is madness. We are all interested in sustainability and survival.

Trump and the GOP are interested in dirty fossil fuel profits.

This move is not like Nero fiddling while Rome burns, it’s like Nero making money and hastening Rome’s demise by throwing as much wood as the nation can find into the fire.

It’s so maddening it makes me want to punch something.

Trump and the fossil fuel gang are willing to throw the globe into serious jeopardy
and put numerous species at risk — including ours.

Same people, the majority of us, need to stop this and him. Immediately.

Do everything you can. Buy electric cars. Buy solar panels.

Fight Trump. Try to get him impeached.

Support the EPA’s mission. Vote Democratic in November.

Do everything you can.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Trumps Unilaterally Breaks Iran Nuclear Treaty - “...undermines... the very underpinnings of nuclear order...”

Here  According to Mark Fitzpatrick of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, who also spoke with CNN, the removal of restrictions on Iran's nuclear capability could lead to a new era of instability in the region. "Trump's rejection of the diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear crisis undermines multilateral diplomacy and the very underpinnings of the nuclear order," he said. "It gives a new writ to nuclear lawlessness, since Iran's having abided by the agreed rules will be proven to have been in vain."

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Trump’s False ‘No Collusion’ Tweet: FactCheck.Org

Here  FactCheck.Org: "President Donald Trump falsely claimed in a tweet that there were “No questions on Collusion” in a list of questions the special counsel reportedly has for the president. There are several inquiries about possible collusion among the questions published by the New York Times."

"The [New York] Times divided the list into four categories, related to: former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and campaign coordination with Russia. That last category includes:
  • During the campaign, what did you know about Russian hacking, use of social media or other acts aimed at the campaign? (A U.S. intelligence report released on Jan. 6, 2017, said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered “an influence campaign” to help elect Trump. The report accused the Russian-based Internet Research Agency of overseeing an extensive pro-Trump social media campaign, and the Russian military intelligence agency of leaking damaging emails about Clinton and her campaign to WikiLeaks and other outlets.)
  • When did you become aware of the Trump Tower meeting? (This is the June 2016 meeting arranged by Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer offering incriminating information on Hillary Clinton. Paul Manafort, who at the time was Trump’s campaign convention manager, and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, also attended the meeting.)
  • During a 2013 trip to Russia, what communication and relationships did you have with the Agalarovs and Russian government officials? (Russian pop star Emin Agalarov and his father were involved in setting up the Trump Tower meeting.)
  • What knowledge did you have of any outreach by your campaign, including by Paul Manafort, to Russia about potential assistance to the campaign?
  • What did you know about communication between Roger Stone, his associates, Julian Assange or WikiLeaks? (Stone, a friend and an informal adviser to Trump, said in Aug. 8, 2016, remarks to the Southwest Broward Republican Organization that he had “communicated with Assange,” referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.)
  • What do you know about a 2017 meeting in Seychelles involving Erik Prince? (The Times notes that this meeting “brought Mr. Prince, an informal adviser to Mr. Trump’s team, together with a Russian investor close to Mr. Putin.”)
For more on the key moments in the FBI’s and special counsel’s probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, see our “Timeline of Russia Investigation.”

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trump Declines to Add Sanctions Against Russians, Contradicting Haley: New York Times

Here Or is this the most corrupt thing to come out of #Trump #GOP Washington today?

Trump scraps sanctions against Russia — AGAIN. April 17, 2018.

Against the wishes of his National Security Team.

After our U.N. Embassador had already announced the sanctions.

Why?

Why?

WHY? Be so nice to the country enabling Syria’s use of chemical weapons? The country targeting, hacking and attacking our own elections, our grid, our infrastructure, our voters?

WHY??!

McConnell slams door on Mueller protection bill: 'We'll not be having this on the floor of the Senate'’: NBC News

Here Is this the most corrupt thing out of #Trump #GOP Washington today?

What a self-serving arrogant corrupt mummified puppet McConnell is. Blocking a vote to protect Mueller is reprehensible.
If the Senate wants to vote on something the American people want to see done,
how is it at all ok that he slams the door against that?
And what could be his motivation to publicly stake out such heinous ground?
#ProtectMueller He is doing his job Mitch McConnell.

Friday, April 6, 2018

How a win on CAFE could be a black eye

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We are reneging on our future and the promises of automakers when US taxpayers bailed out their companies.

Strong CAFE standards getting stronger is the only acceptable public policy. NOT going backwards.

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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