Tag Archives: postaday2011

The Queen Mother of Harlem #OWS #OccupyHarlem, #OccupyTheHood

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Dr. Delois Blakely is the answer to Barbara of Harlem, (I will not link to her Teabag video).

Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, Community Mayor of Harlem, talks about Occupy Wall Street: the implications, expectations and community. This is a flower garden we are creating with many flowers inside of the garden and we don’t have to do the melting pot. Read the rest of this entry

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The Billionaires’ Tea Party

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As I watched this excellent documentary by Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham, I thought about Mark Twain:

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure. Read the rest of this entry

Andrew Breitbart Wants You Dead

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Andrew Breitbart said that he thinks of union members being killed by members of the military loyal to the right-wing, during “unclear moments.” Bullshit. The genocide won’t stop with labor union members (history repeating): that’s the beginning as they will set their gun sights on everyone who disagrees with their political and religious beliefs. Notice the orgasmic expression on Breitbart’s face as he recounted his blood-dripping fantasy: liberals, this is a fair warning. Think of the damage that Breitbart has done with a video camera, editing equipment and a media presence, now imagine him with a gun. Read the rest of this entry

September 12: This Day in History

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Doorway at Angkor Wat in Blue

September 12 began with war

490 B.C. The Battle of Marathon in which the Athenian-Plataen alliance defeated the first Persian invasion of Greece.

Love and poetry entered the stage …

1846: Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. – Elizabeth

That’s my last Duchess’ painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call – Robert

War reentered:

1847: The Battle of Chapultepec began (Bosque de Chapultepec is one of my favorite places in Mexico City).

The gathering gloom:

1919: Hitler joined the German Worker’s Party

Talents of our ancestors, revealed:

1940: Lascaux cave paintings, discovered. Read the rest of this entry

Connections 2011-09-02

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Saturday Sept. 3rd: Final Sit-in and Rally [Tar Sands Action]
This Saturday, the first Tar Sands Action will conclude with a final sit-in at the White House. The sit-in will convene at the normal time, 10 AM at Lafayette Square Park, just in front of the White House. @tarsands

Pray that naysayers are right about climate change [David Horsey Seattle PI]
There’s a big hole in the environmentalists’ argument, though. If the Canadians cannot ship their oil to Texas, they will find a different customer. Already, the Canadian government is talking about a Plan B — a pipeline to the Pacific to supply another energy consuming giant: China.

In other words, the oil will be extracted, one way or another. In terms of the effects on the global climate, it makes no difference whether that CO2 goes into the atmosphere from cars driven by Americans or Chinese.

EPA starts tracking greenhouse gases this month [Tampa Bay Online]
The registry echoes the agency’s long-established Toxic Release Inventory, which tracks industrial pollution such as lead and mercury.

Congress set up the greenhouse registry as a way to track emissions with an eye toward future limits on the heat-trapping chemicals that scientists say have warmed the planet for the last century or more. Reporting is mandatory for companies that produce more than 25,000 tons of greenhouse gasses in a year.

EPA smog rule rejection stirs anger at White House [Boston.com]
In a letter rejecting the regulation, the White House said it wasn’t necessary to make the change now, that the science it was based on was outdated and that other rules would protect air quality. The administration also defended its record in a blog posting, and the president released a statement appearing to anticipate criticism.

“I want to be clear: my commitment and the commitment of my administration to protecting public health and the environment is unwavering,” he said.

AEP: Lack of climate regulation killed $668m CCS project [Business Green: Clean Coal]
US utility American Electric Power (AEP) has blamed the failure of Congress to advance climate legislation after announcing late last week that it has mothballed its $668m plan to fit commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia.

…with Republicans having consistently opposed all efforts to pass climate change regulations or enable the Environmental Protection Agency to impose tighter restructions on power plant emissions, the company has concluded that it cannot make an adequate financial case for proceeding with the project at this time.

The move marks a major blow to US hopes to develop CCS technologies that would allow it to continue to mine its coal resources while reducing carbon emissions.

US breaks ground on first industrial-scale CCS project [Business Green: Clean Coal]
The US government’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) efforts stepped up a gear this week, with the start of construction on the government’s first industrial-scale scheme and funds worth $41m set aside for another 16 research projects.

Work on the plant in Decatur, Illinois, which received $141m of public money and another $66.5m from private sector sources, started just a few weeks after American Electric Power abandoned plans to build its $668m CCS facility.

When operational in 2013, the Decatur plant will capture and store one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year generated by ethanol production at the nearby Archer Daniels Midland biofuels plant.

World’s largest tidal array coasts closer to reality [Business Green]
When complete, the 2MW array will supply enough electricity to the French grid to power 4,000 homes, Openhydro said in a statement.

In related news, Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) announced yesterday that its PowerBuoy device recently deployed off the coast of New Jersey successfully withstood the severe conditions experienced during Hurricane Irene.

Teahadists in the News: The Kids Book of Freedom

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The Kids Book of Freedom

An image from the book. Do you want your kid coloring that?

Via the Guardian

“…given the fact that this is a very emotional and sensitive topic and that there were Muslims who were victims in 9/11 [and] who were first responders, we think it would have been more responsible if the language would not have been such that every time Muslim was used it’s radical, extremist, terrorist … All these characters are painted to the mind of a young person that perhaps all Muslims may be somewhat responsible for 9/11 or that Muslims are an enemy.”

@guardiannews