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Human Role in Growing Dead Zones in Gulf of Mexico and Elsewhere

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Essential to earth stewardship issues: Tom Philpott at Mother Jones posts an excellent article (August 14, 2013) on Gulf of Mexico dead zones (devoid of oceanic life or thriving life). … comprehensive, with excellent graphics (maps, etc) – a few key points from, and link to, Philpott’s article here … Continue reading

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Earth’s Dilemma – Scope and Pace of Human Industrially Based Destruction

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What do Fukushima Daiichi and a small community in the bayou country of Louisiana have in common? Each is the location of unfolding “impossible” environmental disasters of “unthinkable” toxicity to earth, earth’s waters, and to life – including of course human. At this time, neither disaster has knowable solutions. …I think it’s safe to say – multiple on-going and unhealed environmental disasters exist. …If everyone …were …to appreciate ‘scope and pace’ is a critical factor in rapidly accelerating and accumulating damage. It is possible for us to overwhelm earth’s natural restorative processes. …also suggested by Tim Murphy in his Mother Jones article, referenced and quoted in this post. Murphy says: “… never before, (have humans extracted natural resources from the earth) at the rate and magnitude of today’s petrochemical industry.” This post expands awareness from Fukushima Daiichi and the Bayou Corne Sinkhole to include other large-scale scenes of current, on-going, environmental devastation and whole-region toxification. Continue reading

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It’s this way because we want it this way

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Originally posted on Whatever Works:
From Bloombery News, this is something that’s been screamingly obvious, and widely known. It has, however, been barred from any examination of American health care reforms. Because Denial isn’t just a streetcar, it is a national state…

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Glencore: Profiteering from hunger and chaos – Features – Al Jazeera English (Reflections)

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This world needs economic systems that do what economic systems ‘theoretically’ are supposed to do. They’re supposed to serve humanity. They’re supposed to help us uplift ourselves and one another toward greater fulfillment of our astonishing potential and promise. … This post features an Al Jazeera article on food insecurity, but offers also larger awareness. The better we understand, the better we can be strict and clear in our questions and demands to those we elect. Continue reading

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India’s Visionaries and Opposition – Anna Hazare – 21st Century Thinking

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Hazare is a 71-year-old activist. He’s most recently (April 9, 2011) achieved national important anti-corruption legislation in India by means of a fast, which “led to nationwide protests in support.” The Times of India calls him “The man who can’t be ignored”….Hazare stays in hot water… Continue reading

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Icelands Economic Visionaries? Elements of 21st Century Thinking?

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However Iceland’s ‘economic crisis’ response turns out, many thanks and much gratitude is due the people of Iceland for standing firm for as long as they have. Their action definitely meets my criteria of human behavior that demonstrates belief in our greater promise – far from realized to date. Continue reading

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Market Response to Disaster Understandable But …

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I wonder if we can design economic structures that foster equitable distribution of essential resources and services in such a way that we outgrow concern for fortunes lost or gained in times of anguish….I wonder if we have that much confidence, to trust in, to follow the lead of, our deeper compassionate natures…just asking … just wondering (about the 21st Century)… Continue reading

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Work Longer – Consume More; Your Duty and Purpose

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…to glimpse the future we’re setting up for the grandchildren. It is, after all, “entrepreneurial” to scramble about trash heaps in search of scraps to sell, pull rickshaws, and live in shantys – without access to clean water, quality food, affordable health care, affordable education, and so on. (Alternatively, we can look back to Charles Dickens – … Continue reading

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Wisconsin and Middle East Freedom Fighters

… the militiamen entered the camp and set fire to tents, killing two women and eleven children who were sheltering from the shooting in a pit below a tent, thirteen other people were also shot dead during the fighting…. Continue reading

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Connecticut’s 21st Century Health Care Plan

I think if Americans experience­d an intelligen­tly run universal program, they’d wonder why they resisted, feared, for so long. …I have never, ever, met anyone who has successfully removed his/her own appendix. Continue reading

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