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Brilliant as Always, it is a Distinct Pleasure to See this Scientist Speak
« Reply #2160 on: February 18, 2014, 12:29:43 PM »
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Can We Reclaim Our Common Humanity? 


 "The desire to save seeds comes from an ethical urge to defend life's evolution" says Vandana Shiva, activist, author and scholar.

 150,000 farmers in India have committed suicide in areas where seed has been destroyed -- where they have to buy the seed every year from Monsanto at a very high cost.

 Saving seeds is crucial now for our farmers, for the plant varieties and species that will otherwise be extinct, for the health of the land and ourselves.

 Here she explains to Bill Moyers her ethical and philosophical reasons for doing the outstanding work she does to save our seeds and our planet.

 She is known for speaking out against GMO foods and works tirelessly to promote biodiversity and seed saving. The international organization she founded, Navdanya, is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India.

 We also get some insight into her unique background with quantum physics: how it propels and informs her work and her philosophical direction.

 Her organization, the Grandmother's University at Navdanya is both a research center, seed bank and organic farm.

 She speaks about Monsanto, about the insanity of patented seeds, about reclaiming our common humanity and our recognition that we are Earth's citizens.

 Brilliant as always, it is a distinct pleasure to see this woman speak on mainstream media.

 --Bibi Farber

 This video was produced by Moyers and Co.

 For more information on Vandana Shiva and Navdanya, see www.navdanya.org
- See more at: http://www.nextworldtv.com/videos/gmo-food-politics/vandana-shiva-on-bill-moyers.html#sthash.5m6w8RDv.dpuf
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Comical Video On Oppression and Forced Development of Indigenous Peoples
« Reply #2161 on: February 18, 2014, 01:16:13 PM »
"Tribal peoples living on their own lands generally thrive. Research shows that the world’s richest billionaires are no happier than the average Maasai herder.   :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:  ;D

However, many governments view tribal peoples’ self-sufficient ways of life as ‘backward’ and embarrassing, often coupled with a desire for the tribes’ lands.   :emthdown:

Tribal people are forced to comply with other people’s notions of ‘progress’ – usually by becoming settled farmers and having to join the mainstream market economy."  :emthdown: :emthdown: :emthdown: :P :(

—Survival International


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Over the years I’ve mentioned environmentally aware comedian David Mitchell a few times on this site. For example, I posted one of his logical “Soap Box” rants (if it can even be called a rant) on climate change back in 2010. He’s equipped with a soothing speech pattern and one of those polite middle class accents that makes him sound nice even while using the c-word.  :icon_mrgreen:

Anyway, with the help of the vocal talents of the aforementioned David Mitchell, Survival International has produced a short, comical video on oppression and forced development of indigenous peoples, something that in reality isn’t very funny at all. But that’s how a lot of satire works — it makes us laugh about things we should be crying about.

After all, who would want to watch a depressing, unfunny, non-satirical video about the worst sort of violent state-sponsored oppression? Not as many as those in search of important philosophical and politically charged commentary wrapped up attractively in a bit of comic satire I’ll wager!

VIDEO AT LINK. Enjoy and don't forget to give the finger to a greedball today.  :evil4:  The planet will thank you.  :emthup: :icon_sunny:
http://www.greenfudge.org/2014/02/08/watch-progress-can-kill-a-satirical-video-on-the-oppression-of-tribal-peoples/


Download Survival International’s Progress can kill: how imposed development destroys the health of tribal peoples’ here:

 http://www.survivalinternational.org/

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Putting out a truck fire in the Canadian Boonies
« Reply #2162 on: February 18, 2014, 06:35:54 PM »
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Pushing the Envelope
« Reply #2163 on: February 18, 2014, 06:49:31 PM »
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Incredibly dangerous but totally exhilarating!
« Reply #2164 on: February 18, 2014, 09:46:59 PM »
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Incredibly dangerous but totally exhilarating!
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Re: Comical Video On Oppression and Forced Development of Indigenous Peoples
« Reply #2165 on: February 19, 2014, 02:53:59 AM »
"Tribal peoples living on their own lands generally thrive. Research shows that the world’s richest billionaires are no happier than the average Maasai herder.   :emthup: :emthup: :emthup:  ;D

However, many governments view tribal peoples’ self-sufficient ways of life as ‘backward’ and embarrassing, often coupled with a desire for the tribes’ lands.   :emthdown:

Tribal people are forced to comply with other people’s notions of ‘progress’ – usually by becoming settled farmers and having to join the mainstream market economy."  :emthdown: :emthdown: :emthdown: :P :(

—Survival International


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Download Survival International’s Progress can kill: how imposed development destroys the health of tribal peoples’ here:

 http://www.survivalinternational.org/


Splendid video, AG. Well worth watching.
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

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Re: "The DIGNITY of WORK" or the Indignity of Greedball Bullshit
« Reply #2166 on: February 19, 2014, 02:59:28 AM »


Indeed.

New Study: Internet Trolls Are Often Machiavellian Sadists--
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

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Re: Pushing the Envelope
« Reply #2167 on: February 19, 2014, 03:19:27 AM »
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No Go Pro 1st person Video!  :emthdown:

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Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« Reply #2168 on: February 19, 2014, 06:14:05 PM »
  It takes one to know one, we know that for certain. Karpatok

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Re: "The DIGNITY of WORK" or the Indignity of Greedball Bullshit
« Reply #2169 on: February 19, 2014, 09:58:40 PM »
New Study: Internet Trolls Are Often Machiavellian Sadists--

Interesting study. Perhaps you should keep such little details to yourself lest the local forum overlords take offense. :icon_mrgreen:

Quote from: RE May 24, 2012 10:42PM

You do know my proclivity for Trolling OPBs, of course I do that on TAE all the time these days. LOL.  Generally speaking though, when I go a-Trolling, I do it as the Lone Ranger, by myself.  A more effective way though would be to make a concerted ATTACK with Backup.


Sadist MoFo.  :o

Look at that, pulls a quote from almost 2 years ago. Must have a database of them. Lacking context, of course. Methinks he's getting in that mood again. The BAU, TPTB, paid shill that he is, that he admits to be. Soon to say some hideous thing. Must be that time of the month.  ::)

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Re: "The DIGNITY of WORK" or the Indignity of Greedball Bullshit
« Reply #2170 on: February 20, 2014, 03:26:58 AM »
New Study: Internet Trolls Are Often Machiavellian Sadists--

Interesting study. Perhaps you should keep such little details to yourself lest the local forum overlords take offense. :icon_mrgreen:

Quote from: RE May 24, 2012 10:42PM

You do know my proclivity for Trolling OPBs, of course I do that on TAE all the time these days. LOL.  Generally speaking though, when I go a-Trolling, I do it as the Lone Ranger, by myself.  A more effective way though would be to make a concerted ATTACK with Backup.


Sadist MoFo.  :o

Look at that, pulls a quote from almost 2 years ago. Must have a database of them. Lacking context, of course. Methinks he's getting in that mood again. The BAU, TPTB, paid shill that he is, that he admits to be. Soon to say some hideous thing. Must be that time of the month.  ::)

WHD

Not necessarily. You can use the Diner search function to pull thing s up. Clever work and quick thinking from a guy who puts up a dozen posts a day on a forum whose spin with which he disagrees.
Bring your own motive.

As for me--

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Costello said. “Like, hundreds of times faster, without adding any power."
« Reply #2171 on: February 20, 2014, 11:32:45 AM »
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“You put the thing in the water and it swam!” Costello said. “Like, hundreds to thousands of times faster, without adding any more power.”  :icon_mrgreen:


Jellyfish Robot Uncovers Secrets of Animal Movement
 
By Laura Dattaro

Published: February 20, 2014

http://www.wunderground.com/news/jellyfish-robot-uncovers-secrets-animal-movement-20140219

Agelbert NOTE: Fossil Fuelers who THINK they understand the laws of thermodynamics don't know SHIT about how nature does things in the REAL WORLD of the biosphere WITHOUT using ridiculous amounts of energy to do it.

Surly,
I agree that you shouldn't feed the trolls. Yet you take enormous pains to avoid calling out a resident doomer troll for playing dumb and pretending to be neutral on renewable energy and global warming. Good luck with that. He loves to throw a rock into a doomer store window and then ask for "calm, objectivity and careful study of a most complex subject". That's bullshit and you know it.  :emthdown:

Your level of erudition, while much higher than mine, is no excuse for using kid gloves on that closet racist rand political reactionary just because he has a nice, fence straddling vocabulary.

Nevertheless, I continue to admire your take on just about everything, including not feeding the trolls. I get so bent out of shape at the raging, over-the-top, bold faced mendacity and doubletalk of said doomer that I want to disappear from this pointless discourse designed to delay progress and defend the status quo per secula seculorum

Maybe that is the plan. I can tell you it is working. But if he succeeds in driving me out of here, I have a going away present for him. The poser here that pushes propaganda is asking for somebody to publish his home address...
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 12:01:04 PM by agelbert »
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Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« Reply #2172 on: February 20, 2014, 12:46:47 PM »
Yellowstone Bison Slaughter Underway   :emthdown:  :( :'(

James Dinan

Published: February 20, 2014

http://www.wunderground.com/news/yellowstone-bison-slaughter-underway-20140220



The Fossil Fuelers are Winning their Pyrrhic "victory" over the Biosphere:



Even In Perpetual Darkness, Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Drops To Record Lows


 By Ryan Koronowski   on  February 20, 2014 at 10:02 am

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/20/3310791/arctic-sea-ice-record-lows/


This North Dakota Oil Town Has The Highest Rent In The Country  :evil4:
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/20/3311551/williston-highest-rent/


With more than 7,000 oil and gas wells and 5,500 more already approved, the Eagle Ford shale play in Texas is one of the most active drilling sites in the nation. But according to a new investigation, Texas is failing to adequately monitor the site’s emissions, which is leading to health concerns for nearby residents.  :evil4:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/18/3302901/texas-drilling-emissions-investigation/

Birds, Bombs, Sharks Slow Offshore Wind From UK to Germany  :evil4:

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/02/birds-bombs-sharks-slow-offshore-wind-from-uk-to-germany

Japan FIT Changes Reflect End of Residential PV Program and Delay in Non-residential Projects  :evil4:

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/02/japan-fit-changes-reflect-end-of-residential-pv-program-and-delay-in-non-residential-projects

Idaho Bill Would Get Rid Of All EPA Regulations In The State  :evil4:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/20/3312831/idaho-nullifying-epa-regs/

U.K. Wind Expansion Scrapped on Concern Birds May Be Harmed
:evil4:

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/02/u-k-wind-expansion-scrapped-on-concern-birds-may-be-harmed


Agelbert NOTE:Do you see how this is DONE? Big Oil uses EXCUSES about environmental "damage" which are NOT TRUE to CASTRATE renewable energy while they continue to dismantle ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS so they can continue to pollute the shit out of the biosphere.  :evil4:

The next time some fence straddling asshole tells you it is a "complex subject that requires much study and no hasty conclusions", remember to tell them they are FULL OF SHIT!  8)

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Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing Twice as Fast as Projected
« Reply #2173 on: February 20, 2014, 01:14:14 PM »
Warming from Arctic Sea Ice Melting More Dramatic than Thought

Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as projected


Livescience.com, Feb.17, 2014

Melting Arctic sea ice has contributed considerably more to warming at the top of the world than previously predicted by climate models, according to a new analysis of 30 years of satellite observations.

Sea ice helps cool the Arctic by reflecting incoming solar radiation back into space. Because of its light color, sea ice has what is known as high albedo, which is the percentage of solar radiation a surface reflects back to space. Dark ocean water left behind by melting sea ice, on the other hand, has a low albedo, usually measuring less than 20 percent, whereas bare sea ice generally measures between 50 and 70 percent, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Since as early as the 1960s, scientists have hypothesized that melting sea ice amplifies global warming by decreasing Arctic albedo. Researchers have since devised climate models to demonstrate this phenomenon but, until now, nobody had relied entirely on satellite data to confirm this effect through time.

Now, scientists based at the University of California, San Diego have analyzed Arctic satellite data from 1979 to 2011, and have found that average  Arctic albedo levels have decreased from 52 percent to 48 percent since 1979 twice as much as previous studies based on models have suggested, the team reports today (Feb. 17) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The amount of heat generated by this decrease in albedo is equivalent to roughly 25 percent of the average global warming currently occurring due to increased carbon dioxide levels, the team reports.

"Although more work is needed, a possible implication of this is that the amplifying feedback of Arctic sea ice retreat on global warming is larger than has been previously expected," study co-author Ian Eisenman told Live Science.

Previous models of Arctic albedo have suggested the reflectiveness of white cloud cover could potentially mitigate a portion of albedo loss due to melting ice; but these new observations show that cloud cover has had a negligible effect on overall Arctic reflectivity, the team says.

While Arctic sea ice will not likely return to 1979 values in the near future, the ice does change from year to year and might still experience some comeback this century, though the extent to which this might happen remains unclear, Eisenman said.

"There are a lot of questions right now as to why the ice is retreating as fast as it is, and why it has the structure that it has is a little hard to say," said Eisenman. "The cause and effects get subtle — ocean currents respond to sea ice and sea ice responds to currents."

The team is now following up this work by studying how the deposition of black carbon— a component of soot — on Arctic ice and snow may be darkening these reflective surfaces and contributing to the decrease in albedo. If this does turn out to be a significant factor in albedo, it could explain the underestimations of previous models that didn't account for black carbon, Eisenman said

.http://www.heatisonline.org/contentserver/objecthandlers/index.cfm?ID=8538&Method=Full

But of course.  t's a "complex subject  :icon_scratch: and we shouldn't draw any hasty conclusions" :icon_scratch: :icon_scratch: :icon_scratch:  ....   

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Re: Agelbert's Newz Channel
« Reply #2174 on: February 20, 2014, 02:11:34 PM »
Even In Perpetual Darkness, Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Drops To Record Lows

My "avatar" graphic is Japanese calligraphy (shodō) forming the word shoshin, meaning "beginner's mind". --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshin -- It is with shoshin that I am now and always "meeting my breath" for the first time. Try it!

 

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