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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Social activism changes the fabric of society, not politicians.

Social change does not come from politicians -- it comes from activism.

Kshama Sawant ... has a good read on "the graveyards of good intentions" politics makes of everyone ...

The debate over Trump or Clinton is a red herring, folks! Nothing more than a diversion ...

It's not who you elect, Trump or Clinton will be equally devastating, it's about the activism throughout their terms.

Take for example the terrible presidency of Richard Nixon:
Richard Nixon was a destructive, corrupt president, so activism caused him to do several good things, quite by accident and through social persuasion, before the US threw the bum out, activism forced Nixon to create the EPA and NOAA, ended the draft and stopped the Vietnam war, extended the right to vote to 18-20 year-olds, dedicated $100 million to fight the war on cancer, convicted 2,300 organized crime members by 1973, participated in SALT and signed the Nuclear Arms Treaty.

None of these things would have happened if activism was not a vibrant layer of the US and world social strata while this very bad president was in power.

BC - home to world's largest fracking operations! STOP!

Fracking War in BC North!

Independent Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in British Columbia are calling upon Premier Christy Clark to launch a comprehensive investigation into hydraulic fracturing. This demand comes late in the game, some say, after the world’s largest fracking operations have already taken place in the remote and pristine wilds of the province.
BC’s two Independent MLAs, Bob Simpson and Vicki Huntington, are not alone in their request for a full examination of the human and environmental health implications of the province’s unconventional gas resources. Supporting the appeal are numerous citizen and environmental groups, journalists, and First Nation’s representatives. They believe the rapid development of gas in BC’s north is taking place without consideration of the costs to public health and safety.
Bob Simpson, MLA for Caribou North, worries that mounting public concern could lead to a high profile confrontation between industry and environmental groups, much like those seen in the 1990s over logging practices. “I’m concerned this is going to be our next war in the woods,” Simpson says. 
The growing list of threats to drinking water and public health posed by fracking is the chief driver behind the recent call for a thorough, non-partisan investigation into the process by a special legislative committee. 
It is incumbent on the government to ensure it fully understands the cumulative impacts associated with developing this resource,” says Vicki HuntingtonMLA for Delta South, adding that public policy is forcing the rapid expansion of unconventional gas in regions like BC’s northeast.  

Friday, 30 September 2016

Offshore wind farms Rhode Island! = Green Energy

Yes, it's happening now -- get behind it! Save your planet ...

The first offshore wind energy farm in the USA is up and nearly ready to go, marking a new chapter in the nation’s changing electricity grid.
Thursday, workers finished installing the last of five turbines off Rhode Island’s coast, a little more than a year after the Providence-based developer Deepwater Wind first put steel in the water.