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General Discussion / Re: How Long Ago Were We Created?
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:09:11 pm »
What You Aren't Being Told About Astronomy - Vol. I (Our Created Solar System)


Daniel Skupien

Published on Mar 26, 2017


"Our Created Solar System” reveals what you aren't being told by the secular media.

In this video, you'll tour our magnificent Solar System. You'll visit each planet through more than 200 beautiful photographs and graphics from NASA and other sources. You will see how each planet uniquely testifies of its Creator.

Your host is Spike Psarris, a former engineer in the U.S. military space program. He entered that program as an atheist and left it as a creationist and a Christian. 🕊

Geopolitics / Re: Profiles in Courage
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:40:22 pm »
Taking Community Control Of Our Neighborhoods 🕊 With Thomas Linzey

Corporations are taking more and more of our commons, even to the point of taking our water. Thomas Linzey Esq joins us to talk about how we can take back control.

Thom Hartmann Feb. 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Renewables / Re: Electric Vehicles
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:05:03 pm »
Airbus Flying Car Paves The Way to Multiple Flying Vehicles. 🦅


Published on Feb 3, 2018

On February 1 Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL* aircraft from A³ by Airbus, successfully completed the first full-scale test flight, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. “One car, however, will not satisfy the requirements of everybody”. A multitude of different vehicles and design will populate the skies and some, like UBER, already have visions and prototypes. Constraints and opportunities were presented by UBER, Airbus and others at a recent AIAA conference (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) on Jan. 2018.

* eVTOL: Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing

Airbus Readies Its Project Vahana Autonomous Air Taxi With A Flight Video

February 23rd, 2018 by Nicolas Zart

Article with above video:



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February 23, 2018

Big Energy Spends Billion To Avoid Climate Responsibility

A new report released yesterday by the 50/50 Climate Project looks at how 21 of the US’s largest utilities 🐉 and energy companies 🦕 🦖 are preparing for a future where low-carbon energy and fossil fuel regulations are the norm. The report finds that instead of managing these climate risks to protect shareholder value, companies are instead spending hundreds of millions on influencing elections and regulations.

Despite the existential threat posed by climate change and regulations to address it, these companies have done next to nothing to adapt their fossil-fueled business model. For example, 20 of the 21 companies highlighted in the report don’t even mention climate change in corporate governance documents. Six of them, including Scott Pruitt’s friends at Devon Energy, don’t even have a board-level environmental risk management function.

What’s more is that these companies are actively fighting against public protections. They’ve spent over $50 million to fight citizen initiatives for clean energy and greenhouse gas reductions, the report finds, putting them in direct opposition with voter-led ballot measures.

But this spending pales in comparison to the $673 million spent over the last six years on influencing policy and supporting candidates that are friendly to their dirty energy. The report finds that ExxonMobil, the company claiming in court that its actions are consistent with climate science, spent the most on political activity and lobbying with $96.9 million spent--beating out both Chevron ($95.1 million) and Southern ($88.6 million). Exxon also spent the most on PACs, so while the company is no climate champ, it’s definitely a leader in something...

And all that spending doesn’t even count the “dark money” given to groups like ALEC, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute (all three of which count ExxonMobil as a member.)

The report’s focus is on protecting shareholders by revealing information that these companies should be disclosing. After all, these companies operate with shareholder’s money--doesn’t that mean they should let them know what they’re doing with the funds? More importantly, shouldn’t companies disclose how planning to continue to provide profit for their shareholders in a carbon-constrained future?

Corporations may not really be people, but when they’re shielding information from their own shareholders, it’s hard not to think that they’re ashamed of their secretive and anti-democratic spending.

Imagine instead of lobbying to stave off regulations, energy giants used those millions of dollars to study the impacts of their products and then invested heavily in renewables. At a minimum, Exxon wouldn’t have to worry about #ExxonKnew, and maybe we’d instead be talking about how #ExxonGrew...

Peter Kuznick: Three False Myths Americans Believe

Regis Tremblay

Published on May 22, 2016

American University professor, Peter Kuznick, destroys the WWII myths that have underscored US foreign policy since 1945. Peter co-authored The Untold History of the United States with Oliver Stone. The book and a ten part film series are available from Amazon.

Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corporate Fascist Corruption of Christianity
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:58:21 pm »
Chris Hedges on Contact - American Fascists : The Dark Side of Religion in Christian America in 2007


Published on Dec 7, 2017

Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:08:13 pm »
February 22, 2018

Beta Coronel - 350.org

Last month, we won a huge victory when New York City and State committed to divesting their pension funds from fossil fuels. Not only that, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a lawsuit against the top fossil fuel companies for the damage climate change has caused the people of New York.

New York’s decision was a turning point in the fight against the fossil fuel industry--and it was a victory won through years of sustained local campaigning. This is what the power of the people looks like.

That’s why this year, we’re launching Fossil Free: a people-powered push to pass resolutions stopping new fossil fuel projects and demanding a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy for all in cities and towns across the U.S.

With your help, we can win more victories like the one in New York, and build the fossil free world we need.

Thank you,



Geopolitics / Re: Money
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:47:28 pm »

David Stockman: "This Time Is Completely Different...But Not In A Good Way"

by Tyler Durden 

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:00

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog


In other words, we are now at nearly the same cycle duration as in March 2000 (month #104 vs. #109) and at the almost the same insane PE multiple (26.9X  vs. 29.4X), but these current unsustainable valuations are coming off a dramatically weaker performance trend. In fact, the current 10-year earnings growth rate of 2.3% is just one-fourth of that recorded during the tech boom of the 1990s.

So it would be fair to say that the Trump Trade is already way over its skis, and that's before we consider the "Trump"🦀 element of the equation. That is to say, the self-proclaimed King of Debt has now panicked Imperial Washington into an utterly lunatic fiscal binge at the very tail end of the business cycle, which will result in a 6% of GDP or higher borrowing rate.

That represents the exact opposite of the relatively benign conditions which prevailed when the market was last at these valuation extremes exactly 18 years ago.


In other words, Washington had used the great (but unsustainable) tech boom to get its fiscal house in a semblance of order. By contrast, the most polite way to characterize policy during the so-called expansion of the Bernanke-Yellen era is that Washington looked a gift horse in the mouth and then blew its head off.🌪

Full article with reality based charts: ;D


Fossil Fuel Folly / Re: Fossil Fuel Propaganda Modus Operandi
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:00:11 pm »

February 21, 2018

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Deniers 🦕 🦖 Rage
at Mann’s 🕊 AAAS Award for Public Engagement 🌟

Last week, climate scientist Dr. Michael E Mann🕊 was honored with the AAAS award for Public Engagement in Science.

Mann hardly needs an introduction here. Ever since the publication of his hockey stick study twenty years ago, Mann has been a central target of the denial machine. Deniers have attacked him with everything they’ve got: weaponized FOIAs, constant trolling, you name it. In 2010, as the FBI finished the investigation into anthrax-laced letters that killed five people in the early 2000s, someone sent Mann white powder in an envelope.

In his book on the Climate Wars, Mann describes how the denial apparatus singles out outspoken scientists and targets them for campaigns of harassment. Mann calls this the “Serengeti Strategy,” named for how pack hunters single out prey for an easy meal. But instead of gradually wearing down the subject until they give up, Mann has only gotten more attention from the press and more praise from his peers, all while continuing to publish regularly in the peer reviewed literature.

Instead of scaring Mann out of the public eye, deniers have only managed to elevate his profile.

It makes sense, then, that this award made deniers angry. They’re up in arms that Mann, who they’ve always tried to present as an outlier hated by his fellow scientists, is being thusly rewarded by his fellow scientists for exactly the behavior they’ve criticized.

Roger Pielke Jr. wrote that by awarding Mann this prize, AAAS sends a message that it’s okay to speak out about people like Pielke and his fellow “denier lites” like Bret Stephens, Rebekah Mercer, Megan McArdle and Judith Curry. Which is exactly what AAAS should be saying.

Scientists should feel not just comfortable, but obligated to correct those who use their platforms to continually make incorrect assertions about science, again and again. Scientists should correct the systematic distribution of misinformation and help inform the public of where, why and how that misinformation is being spread in the public discourse and relied on by politicians to enact anti-climate policies. Most importantly--and especially given the denial machine that attacks those who speak out on climate--academics should be supported in these education efforts by institutions like AAAS.

That, of course, is not how serial misinformers see things. Pielke’s post got tweeted by Bjorn Lomborg, excerpted by Delingpole at Breitbart and expanded on by The Federalist which was in turn reposted by Climate Depot, putting Pielke squarely in the center of the denial world’s feigned outrage machine.

To be fair, Pielke recognizes that human activity causes climate change, and even thinks a carbon tax would be the right policy to address it. But as former New York Times reporter turned New York Times columnist Justin Gillis tweeted, that’s just part of Pielke’s ploy for readership, which is why Gillis stopped quoting Pielke. “The schtick: Pretend to be part of the mainstream consensus about global warming, then draw attention to yourself by kneecapping other people,” Gillis explains. “It's an odious way to build personal brand. @BjornLomborg does it too.”

No surprise to see Lomborg 🦕 and Pielke 🦖 as two peas in a pod. And their response to Mann’s award continues to show that once you move beyond their token acceptance of mainstream climate science, their jealousy of Mann’s success will likely be as green as they ever go.

Renewables / Re: Batteries
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:31:38 pm »

Soft, eel-inspired device can produce up to 110 volts


Article with above video:


General Discussion / Re: Non-routine News
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:15:16 pm »
Caught on Video: Explosion 💥  :o Rocks Ferry Docked in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

February 21, 2018 by gCaptain

Article with above video;


Fossil Fuel Folly / Re: Fossil Fuel Skulldugggery
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:20:26 pm »

Karl Rove strategy #3: Accuse your opponent of your own weakness

Quite often a mitigation skeptic will present an "argument" that would make sense if the science side would make it, but makes no sense from their side. Classics would be dead African babies or being in it for the money.

A more person example would be Anthony Watts, the host of mitigation skeptical blog WUWT, claiming that I have a WUWT fixation. Fixation champion Anthony Watts who incites hatred of Michael E. Mann on a weekly if not daily basis. That I write about his cesspit occasionally makes sense given that Watts claims to doubt the temperature trend from station measurements; that is my topic. WUWT is also hard to avoid given that PR professional Watts calls his blog "The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate changes" to improve its standing with journalists and his blog is at least a larger one thus the immoral behavior of WUWT represents the mainstream of the political movement against mitigation.

You can naturally see this behavior as the psychological problem called "projection":
Psychological projection is the act or technique of defending oneself against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in oneself, while attributing them to others.

Exxon 🦖 Sues Collection Of Figures 🕊🍀🌻 🌼 🌷🌱 Associated With Climate Change Lawsuits, Alleging Conspiracy

February 22nd, 2018 by James Ayre 


As you may recall, companies are now considered to have the same rights as humans from a legal standpoint in the US.

So, what can be made of the new lawsuits from Exxon? Just another spectacle for the public? Another way for the various “sports teams” that comprise most of what passes for politics these days to hoot and holler at each other? Another spectacle at the coliseum? Another way to curtail actual change and keep “business and usual” churning? Or is there more to it than that?

Full article:


Agelbert NOTE: In other news that I am certain and I am sure could certainly not have anything to do with a CONSPIRACY of the Fossil Fuel Fascists working with our bought and paid for government to hide the truth about FRACKING POLLUTION, you may be intersted in reading this:

Emissions From Fracking 5 Times Higher Than Reported

February 22nd, 2018 by Steve Hanley


Natural gas is not a “bridge fuel to the future.” It is a death sentence for humanity. Think that is too strong? Think again. A new study by the Environmental Defense Fund finds that methane escaping from fracking operations in Pennsylvania “causes the same near term climate pollution as 11 coal fired power plants” and is “five times higher than what oil and gas companies report” to the state. A previous assessment by EDF last November found methane emissions escaping from oil and gas wells in New Mexico are “equivalent to the climate impact of approximately 12 coal fired power plants.”

Full article:


The Fossil Fuelers 🦖 DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or     PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   

Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corruption in Government
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:59:10 pm »

Cornel West and Chris Hedges in Conversation - Wages of Rebellion


Published on Dec 4, 2017

Geopolitics / Re: Genocide
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:10:42 pm »


The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S.

By Paul Street


That Trump murders with less sophistication, outward moral restraint and credible claim to embody enlightened Western values and multilateral commitment than Obama did is perhaps preferable to some degree. It is better for empire to be exposed in its full and ugly nakedness, to speed its overdue demise.

The U.S. is not just the top menace only to peace on Earth. It is also the leading threat to personal privacy (as was made clearer than ever by the Edward Snowden revelations), to democracy (the U.S. funds and equips repressive regimes around the world) and to a livable global natural environment (thanks in no small part to its role as headquarters of global greenhouse gassing and petro-capitalist 🐉🦕 🦖 climate denial 🦀).

Full article detailing the several bloody and cruel genocides the USA perpetrated for empire from 1945 until now:


Renewables / Re: Tidal Power
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:13:34 pm »

France looking to become major player in global marine energy market 🌊


By Michael Harris Editor


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