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Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Annihilation of million species is imminent — would you change to save Homo sapiens?

Its about a 5 minute read with a lot of alarming stats but this quote scared me the most

“Jimmy Kimmel took the issue of extinction to the streets, asking people what they would be willing to do to save Homo sapiens. One young man said he would not dedicate $100 per month to the effort, but $50 per month One young woman said, “I don’t know what Homo sapiens is. If they go extinct, it’s sad. But at the end of the day, I don’t care.”

https://madison.com/ct/opinion/column/patricia-randolph-s-madravenspeak-annihilation-of-million-species-is-imminent/article_e322aa2e-7ffc-5ce0-8151-502a8fe9c33c.html

WindDancer13

Well, if that last comment does not speak to the failure of our educational system, I cannot imagine what would.

Don midwest
Don midwest

story telling – social vs psychological

The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones
It’s not just bad storytelling—it’s because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological

I have never watched any of this show.

Bernie’s campaign social vs the psychological coverage in MSM

LieparDestin

the real reason fans are complaining is because of lazy writing. After the series ran out of books to base things on the best that HBO could muster was very bad, lazy, fanfiction. Martin laid out a general guideline but the show writers didnt do it any justice. Plus HBO rushed things the past few years so they could work on a spinoff

Don midwest
Don midwest

Interesting interview in NY Times of Bernie and his views on foreign policy. In today’s paper but on line earlier so it might have been already posted.

‘I Did My Best to Stop American Foreign Policy’: Bernie Sanders on the 1980s
In an interview, one of the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination discusses his long-held opposition to war and his support for socialist leaders

Is the reporter dumb? Does she not know the history of US interventions? Is she trying to bait Bernie and Bernie gives a harsh response. “Did you hear what I said?”

Surprise: Bernie been against US war machine for decades.

Surprise: Thus Bernie has been a critic of US foreign policy

And now that he has moved the ground on the issues he opened up in 2016, he has moved on to many other issues including foreign policy

NYCVG
NYCVG

Best quote is from Bernie: “I think Sydney, with all due respect, you don’t understand a word that I’m saying.”

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A few words of wisdom from Mike Gravel.

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Here we go again!
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polarbear4
polarbear4

Are there spoilers in the posts on GOt? I buzzed past them. LOL

WindDancer13

Same here. Having to dodge them in pretty much any news feed. I am beginning to feel like a hummingbird that found something enticing but dangerous. Zoommmmmmmm.

WindDancer13

It is too bad they don’t all go bankrupt before they can finish financing the destruction of the planet. Bankrupt or not, my guess is that the owners will be fine. The workers, not so much.

A MAJOR COAL COMPANY WENT BUST. ITS BANKRUPTCY FILING SHOWS THAT IT WAS FUNDING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM.

THE BANKRUPTCY OF one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human causes of global warming.

The disclosures are from Cloud Peak Energy, a Wyoming-based coal mining corporation that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 10. The company had been battered by low coal prices, including in international markets cultivated by the firm.

The documents in the court docket show that the coal giant gave contributions to leading think tanks that have attacked the link between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change, as well as to several conservative advocacy groups that have attempted to undermine policies intended to shift the economy toward renewable energy. The documents do not include information on the size of the contributions, yet, taken as a whole, the list of groups Cloud Peak Energy helped fund are indicative of how the company prioritized pushing climate denialism. The company did not respond to a request for comment.

the rest of the article details the connections, and of course the companies denials that they did any such thing.

In a related article, another coal company went bankrupt doing the same thing in 2015. Maybe these people should not be in business if they cannot figure out how to operate one.

GIANT COAL COMPANY BANKRUPTCY REVEALS SECRET TIES TO CLIMATE DENIAL, GOP DARK MONEY GROUPS

Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal companies in America, was a player in major congressional election efforts last year — but you won’t find records of their corporate donations on the Federal Election Commission website or in any public record.

You will, however, find signs of the Virginia-based coal giant’s secret political activities buried in a creditor document filed last Thursday. The recent downturn in coal prices and high debts forced the company to seek bankruptcy protection earlier this month.


The corporation helped fund the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a secretive nonprofit group that refused to disclose any donor information during the election last year. The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition was the largest outside campaign entity in the Kentucky senate race, spending over $14 million on television and radio commercials to successfully reelect Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in his campaign against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.


Just days after his reelection victory, made possible with the support of the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, Sen. McConnell announced that his top priority would be to rein in the EPA’s power to regulate coal companies. Alpha Natural Resources considered the EPA rules a top priority as well.

Just imagine how far along the nation and world would be if instead paying large sums to protect the plundering of a finite source, these companies had sought to expand their businesses to green solutions. Businesses are supposed to have both a short-term and a long-term business plan.

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I guess that you could call this covering all the bases.

https://twitter.com/philosophrob/status/1130131783595569152

polarbear4

Sad!

WindDancer13

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