Friday, May 30, 2014
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BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."
There is probably little doubt that China has committed cyber espionage. There is little doubt that the U.S. commits cyber espionage. Given all of the recent tensions in Asia, why are we choosing this moment to make such charges so public? What is our agenda in pissing off China that is not being made known? Why isn't this just being handled diplomatically, behind closed doors?
Something is going seriously wrong with U.S. foreign policy and we should all be asking some tough questions. As always, who profits?
Monday, May 19, 2014
If you are a fan of the TV show Continuum you are familiar with what a Corpocracy might look like in 2077. Orwell was a leading prophet of this theme and it;s accompanying dangers.
We have all know that Big Oil, Big Pharma, Agribusiness (led by Monsanto), Big Banking/Wall Street, Big Retail (Walmart), and weapons producers (the Military/Industrial Complex), are the true power brokers and policy makers for most nations, including the U.S.
Now, adding seats to the Board are Comcast/Time Warner, AT&T/Direct TV and, dare I say, Common Core. We've been told it was coming, we've seen it in action, and it's becoming more of a reality with each coming merger.
Is this the choice we make? Is this the future we want?
Friday, May 16, 2014
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A RECENT SURVEY OF AMERICANS SHOWED THAT OF 15 TOP CONCERNS, CLIMATE CHANGE WAS AT THE BOTTOM---Hmmm
Hi, everyone --
Today, we released the third National Climate Assessment report, by far the most comprehensive look ever at climate change impacts in the United States.
Based on four years of work by hundreds of experts from government, academia, corporations, and public-interest organizations, the Assessment confirms abundant data and examples that climate change isn't some distant threat -- it's affecting us now.
Not only are the planet and the nation warming on average, but a number of types of extreme weather events linked to climate change have become more frequent or intense in many regions, including heat waves, droughts, heavy downpours, floods, and some kinds of destructive storms.The good news is that there are sensible steps that we can take to protect this country and the planet.
Those steps include, importantly, the three sets of actions making up the Climate Action Plan that President Obama announced last June: cutting carbon pollution in America; increasing preparedness for and resilience to the changes in climate that already are ongoing; and leading the international response to the climate change challenge.We've made great progress in the year since his announcement -- but there's much more work to be done.
Watch this short video to learn more about the new report and see how climate change is affecting people across the United States today:
Explore the full report, and find out how you can help -- because every one of us has to do his or her part to meet the challenge of climate change.
Dr. John P. Holdren
Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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There's another oil disaster. Train wrecks, bursting pipelines, refinery explosions, waters polluted, land confiscated ... The world CO2 levels have reached new record highs, storms are wreaking havoc, and cities are sinking and oceans rising. So what will it take to wake up humanity to the dangers that lurk in the closets, under the beds, and behind every door? How bad must it get before people take action and say no more? Is money really what life is all about? Is a tank of gas worth the ends we are heading toward?