The Post Carbon Institute posts this series of videos of a talk by Richard Douthwaite, co-founder of Feasta, an Irish think tank concerned with sustainable economics. He was speaking by phone and video to a group in Michigan, about a month before last year's Copenhagen Summit climate talks, so it is like watching Max Headroom do a slide show. The first four videos are about the problem, the last two are Feasta's proposal for a cap and share system and debt-free currency to keep the poorer folk going.
With their highest viewership ever, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez were far less placid than usual for this morning's debate between Steven Aftergood and Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald is well-known for his legal and political blogging at Salon, while Aftergood directs a government secrecy project at the Federation of American Scientists, and posts secret documents himself with the Secrecy News project, which I've never heard of before.
I don't play now, but I have played a lot of tennis over the years, sometimes in leagues or clubs with people I didn't know well. I enjoyed playing with some of those guys so much that we arranged to play again, and became "tennis buddies." With others, I couldn't wait for the match to end.
Channeling or acting out the 3rd debate, a gorilla escaped his cage but was led calmly back to his cage, but not before eating 5 gallons of black currant kvash making Trump kvetch. It's over, folks, you can all go safely back home/inside.
Nor, crucially, are the Trumpniks a majority. Polls give every indication that Hillary Clinton is going to beat Trump, just as she beat Bernie Sanders — who also drew larger rally crowds and more think pieces than she did — in the Democratic primary. Clinton crowds aren’t as big, and her voters aren’t as loud or as interesting to the media. But there sure are a lot of them. And it’s about time we acknowledge them and their emergence as a new silent majority that reelected America’s first black president and is poised to elect its first woman.
I don't know if the Wikileaks leaks are good or bad - if Hillary had said she opposed TPP on Investor State Dispute Settlement and because of weaknesses in the Korean trade deal, either we wouldn't have believed her or would have just ignored it. How do we know? Because she did say that & that's how the public and media responded.
It's a pain to have the Wikileaks emails dripping out now, but overall it's largely like Manning's leaks - more good + inconvenience than actual harm. I still don't think it's fair for 1 side in an election to be outed piece by piece including their internal strategy and normal debates. But it's turning into a good free campaign advertisement. Even millennials seem to have taken notice. More cowbell.
Another typical slam on Hillary with the "facts" - of course she didn't laugh at a rape victim, and the only reason she pled the rapist down was because the state had botched the case, losing the evidence.
File this as #13 of H&R Block's 17 reasons not to believe the bullshit.