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Fracking protest message at Denver 350 rally cuts through nebulous “Forward on Climate” theme

DENVER, COLORADO- Score another success for Colorado Fractivists who crashed this weekend's climate rally with their unequivocal anti-fracking message. The February 17 event was intended to urge President Obama "Forward on Climate", to borrow his most recent campaign vagarity, but when official speeches began, and the prefab signs were distributed, it became unclear who might be trying to co-opt whom. 38457

Texas Gov. Rick GoodHair getting yet another job-creating Federal Bailout

38 new jobs but, like most of the "new jobs" of the "Texas Miracle" these are Federal "nanny state bailout" jobs which, like the other "new federal jobs" created, are pre-filled with existing out of state workers. And hopefully will be only temporary. Two C130 cargo planes w/ crews, air and ground, to fight the wildfires created by Rick Perry and the other Bozo governors who have spent the past decade and a half denying that their Oil Company Corporate Owners, the ones whose rectums every governor of Texas has inhabited since the early 1920s, were causing massive climate change. So Texas has the record for hottest summer of any state. That would include Arizona. Texas always held the record for Moron Governors. (Utah holds the record for Mormon Governors but that's a different story) And Perry Keeps The Tradition Alive Not that people deserve to be punished for the accumulated wealth and associated blood-guilt of a very few wealthy. Most of the people in Texas are good people like every other place on Earth. See, I can do that shit with the pat on the head for the "good" members of any minority whose leaders piss off the establishment. 27485

For the Climate Deniers…

Bill O'Lie-ly said this January was the coldest on record. Perhaps he could learn a little science, specifically mathematics. If not then he could learn how to ask people whose business it is to provide scientifically sound information to for instance the Shipping Industry, farmers and the U.S. Military, none of whom are much noted for Radical Left Wing thought processes. Like NOAA, who reported that the average global ground temperature Increased by very nearly a full degree C. The IBM corporate model is founded in a mission statement they made back in 1945. When they got the funding to build the first "supercomputers" (Analog Calculators, actually, the "AC" part of their names) ENIAC and UNIVAC. That they would be able to predict major weather events a year in advance. 15013

Annie Leonard versus the people who brought you Enron and Goldman Sachs

COLORADO COLLEGE- Environmentalist Annie Leonard of THE STORY OF STUFF visits CC's Packard Hall. Here's an inescapably blunt video she's made in advance of the climate summit in Copenhagen, called The Story of Cap & Trade, where Leonard looks at the devils in the details: "free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis." 12197

Colorado Springs power plants not among world’s 200 dirtiest by much

Good news, Colorado Spring's main power plant is not among the world's 200 biggest carbon offender power plants. But our neighbors are. One quarter of the world's dirtiest power plants (53) are in the US. All in red states, because the uneducted are the new black. Actually in the West many of these coal plants are foisted on the Indians, the enduring black. 11150

Clean Coal is a fossil fuels Free Lunch

There's no such thing as Clean Coal. The concept is an ingenious public relations gambit like Clean-Skies, an No-Child-Left-Behind. Colorado's supposedly progressive Governor Bill Ritter is an dirty backer. The attempted makeover of the dark fossil fuel has prompted an equal and opposite public reaction. 6740

National Geographic is a nature pic zoo

January's National Geographic featured an article about Charles Darwin. Juxtaposed against excerpts from Darwin's diary on the Beagle, were the usual photographs of nature at its most vivid. But an image of a glacier, purporting to match Darwin's awed description, left me slack- jawed with contrary impression. We've all been treated to then and now pictograms of retreating glaciers, so the National Geographic's usual reverse illusionist, nature-isn't-vanishing-act, wasn't going to work for this pastoral scene. I'm looking straight through the glossy NATURE industry, and it's nothing but a virtual zoo. 6449

G8 Summit presides over the world’s growing economic collapse

So what's going on over in Japan at the G8 summit? What are the big shots doing over there? Few follow these mysterious proceedings in the press because it all seems so inscrutable. Besides, we are taught to believe, the rich and powerful kind fathers that they be know what they are doing and all will certainly be worked out for the rest of us for the best. 3661

My Earth Minute of Reflection

It was a great idea to distill Earth Day for the modern attention span. But our culture has a slowing concern for what it will take to change human behavior patterns. Will it be corrected by a only a tolerable interruption of our cynical self-obsessed passivity?

A gift for a traitor

Adbusters: In the classic novel, Treasure Island, any pirate suspected of betrayal is handed a piece of paper with a black spot on it -- a warning that the receiver has been marked for judgement. So dreaded is this mark that when the grizzled pirate Billy Bones has one slipped into his hand, he suffers a fear-induced stroke and dies. 2954

Stephen Johnson auto industry minion

There it is, the Neocon ensemble: black suit, red tie and US flag lapel pin, the mark of graft, greed, and audacious insincerity.   EPA Chief Stephen Johnson defended his decision today to deny California a waiver to set its own automobile emissions standards. (The progressive CAFE standards and the pending LCFS regulations.) His rationale? Climate change threatens no significant adverse effect on the state.

Climate Change -who benefits?

Are "Climate Change" and "Global Warming" a rather convenient way for the large investment companies (now that they're all jumping on the bandwagon) to step forward, in lock step with the Congress, and find the ways in which they can become the "players" in the unfolding "crisis" and have a new tax that will, of course as always, be a burden most on those who can least afford it? 2679

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