Posts Tagged ‘priorities’

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New record:

Germany Just Got 78 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

On Saturday, July 25, Germany set a new national record for renewable energy by meeting 78 percent of the day’s electricity demand with renewables sources

It’s a simple matter of priorities. There is no natural law governing which types of energy we choose to invest in. This is about human decision making and human priorities. It always has been. We could be getting as much from renewables here in the USA. The Carter administration put solar panels on the White House.

Reagan ripped them off.

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The sign of things to come…
Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back

Report commissioned by 34 hedge funds says government had been ‘massively overspending on education’ despite spending only 79% of US average per pupil

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Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

So all that endless bullshit you hear about “free markets,” well how do trillions of dollars of tax subsidies going to the most polluting industries around factor in? The dinosaurs still rule the earth today…

The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.

Passengers wearing period dress arrive on the aft deck for a final group photograph on board the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Cod

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Air in 90% of China’s cities still not safe for breathing, despite ‘war on pollution’

What do you say about this level of insanity? Misplaced priorities?

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What is the real “threat” to the United States?

Is it tribal people in a mineral-rich jungle somewhere, who don’t even know where the US is located?

Or is it a rock big enough to wipe out a large chunk of planet earth?

I’ll give some time to contemplate, but that Bruce Willis Ben Affleck thriller pretty much showed the kind of things our military actually should be concerned about.  But no one is actually doing anything about this nation destroying sized rock that just flew by our planet.  No rockets are fired.  No preliminary tests to affix thermonuclear detonators.  No types of drilling rigs that can be launched preemptively for the next one. Yes, Mr. 1998 QE2 is not alone in the universe.  But apparently we are when it comes to actual defense from large rocks taking out humanity.

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An asteroid collision is the most likely mechanism for wiping out life on earth.  This is what is believed to have done in the dinosaurs, after all.  And they were pretty tough.

So while US Special Forces are now covertly — and illegally — operating in 70 countries around the world, and that is the priority of the US “defense” establishment, large planet-killing sized rocks can just whizz by unmolested, and no one does a God damned thing about them.

Do we really deserve to maintain our position as the most “intelligent” life form around?

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How many trillions of dollars, innocent lives eradicated, and waste surrounds the US imperial project to control earth’s resources under the bogus flag of “defense?”

What “defense” has that purchased for us from this very real threat that could reappear at any time?

How prepared is our glorious military to destroy incoming asteroids before they take out America, permanently?

Little reality check

 

“What Are We Choosing for Our Future?
Wind energy expert Paul Gipe reported this week that – for the amount spent on the Iraq war – the U.S. could be generating 40%-60% of its electricity with renewable energy…”