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Geopolitics / Re: Money
« Last post by AGelbert on September 22, 2017, 06:05:21 pm »

Economic Update: Capitalism, Revolution and Socialism

Friday, September 22, 2017

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment

Renewables / Re: Wind Power
« Last post by AGelbert on September 22, 2017, 04:48:04 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: If the following news meant that automobile manufacturers where going make more EVs with 100% renewable energy electricity, I would consider it progress. Unfortunately, these brain dead car executives will use the wind power mostly to make more polluting gas guzzlers.   Go figure.   ::)

GM to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100 percent wind power



Last week I predicted it wouldn’t be long before we had more news on Fortune 500 wind power purchases. Well, a whole seven days passed before there were new deals to report.  ;D


GM just announced wind power purchase agreements with projects in Ohio and Illinois. The automaker is buying enough wind-generated electricity to power the Ohio and Indiana factories that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado, and the GMC Sierra.

“Technology is driving solutions for mobility and safety in our vehicles, as well as the new energy solutions that build them,” said Gerald Johnson, GMNA vice president of Manufacturing and Labor. “This is the way we do business: offering vehicles that serve our customers’ lifestyle needs while providing sustainable solutions that improve our communities.”

GM already has plans to soon power 100 percent of its Arlington, Texas, plant using wind, where over 100,000 SUV’s are made every year. Wind’s low cost, down 66 percent since 2009, has made it an attractive option for GM as it works toward meeting its 100 percent renewable goal.


GM isn’t alone in the headlines this week, however. Kimberly-Clark, maker of products like Kleenex and Huggies, also announced a new wind deal in recent days. The company will soon source about 33 percent of its electricity needs from wind farms in Oklahoma and Texas.

“It’s a powerful demonstration of sustainability initiatives having both great environmental and business benefits,” said Lisa Morden, Kimberly-Clark’s global head of sustainability.

full article:

Geopolitics / Re: Money
« Last post by AGelbert on September 22, 2017, 04:28:25 pm »

September 20, 2017

Massachusetts First to Sue Equifax Over Massive Hack

Several government agencies and at least 34 state attorneys general have opened investigations into the Equifax data-breach scandal--which is 'the gift that keeps on giving,' says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

Geopolitics / Re: Money
« Last post by AGelbert on September 22, 2017, 04:18:12 pm »

September 21, 2017

Bernie Sanders Calls Out 'International Oligarchy'

After mobilizing millions of supporters around progressive policies at home, Senator Bernie Sanders unveils a foreign policy vision that criticizes US militarism and 'international oligarchy'


Climate Change / Re: Pollution
« Last post by AGelbert on September 22, 2017, 03:47:33 pm »
Greenpeace Activists Scale Car Carrier in Thames Estuary  

September 21, 2017 by Reuters


By Costas Pitas LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines.

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Climate Change / Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Last post by AGelbert on September 22, 2017, 02:51:06 pm »

Above: Electricity poles and lines lay toppled in Humacao, in northeastern Puerto Rico, in the wake of Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. AP Photo/Carlos Giusti.

More Havoc as Category 3 Maria Plows Northward

Bob Henson  ·  September 22, 2017, 12:19 PM EDT


Geopolitics / Re: War Provocations and Peace Actions
« Last post by AGelbert on September 21, 2017, 11:13:44 pm »
Flight Attendant sheds new light on 9/11.


Published on Sep 11, 2017

This video is based on combined segments from an interview conducted by George Noory on Coast to Coast AM with 9/11 researcher author and now retired Flight Attendant Rebekah Roth. This version of the interview is shortened and edited.
Who CAN you trust? / Re: Corruption in Government
« Last post by AGelbert on September 21, 2017, 10:39:27 pm »

Germany Wants To Know If Americans Have Gone Crazy Electing Donald Trump

Sep. 19, 2017 5:00 pm

Thom returns from with questions from the German public, HAS AMERICA GONE INSANE electing Donald Trump? What are the consequences of this going to be not just for America but for the world?

General Discussion / Re: Historical Documentaries
« Last post by AGelbert on September 21, 2017, 10:09:30 pm »
Climate Change / Re: Pollution
« Last post by AGelbert on September 21, 2017, 08:05:39 pm »
Oil Tanker Grounds on Scheldt River After Run-In with Bulk Carrier

MT Seatrout aground on Scheldt river. Photo: Port of Antwerp Authority

September 20, 2017 by Mike Schuler

A 188-meter oil tanker ran aground on the Western Scheldt while departing the Port of Antwerp on Wednesday following a close encounter with a bulk carrier, according to reports.

The Port of Antwerp posted pictures showing the German-flagged MT Seatrout aground at low tide near Bath, Netherlands. After closing the port to vessels less than 200m, tugs helped refloat the tanker at high tide and the ship was brought to Vlissingen for inspection.

The MT Seatrout after refloating.

According to some media reports, the Seatrout may have had a close encounter or even a minor collision with a bulk carrier which led to the grounding.

A look at AIS shows the Seatrout was outbound on the Scheldt when it ran aground at the Bath corner at about 03:43 UTC:

The second vessel in the incident has been identified as the 225-meter MV Usolie, a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier.

AIS data from the Usolie shows it was also outbound on the river and in the vicinity of the grounding at the same time as the incident (03:43 UTC):

Both vessels were in ballast the time of the incident, AIS showed.

As of 19:00 UTC showed that the MV Usolie had already left the Scheldt for its next destination.

So far no damage has been reported to either vessel.

Coincidentally, MT Seatrout ran aground in nearly the exact same location where the large containership CSCL Jupiter ran aground in August.

CSCL Jupiter hard aground on river Scheldt near Bath, Netherlands, August 14, 2017. Photo: Anton v/d Aarssen

AIS screenshot shows the CSCL Jupiter’s track before the grounding. Credit: MarineTraffic.com


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