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It's all about peace and justice. Anti-war, yes, but more than that. It is about thinking for yourself, deinstutionalzing, taking the military out of the hands of corrupt leader. Together we can make it happen.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

How the USA fails its young people

AlterNet: The Making of an American Soldier: Why Young People Join the Military

Just to maintain a gluttonous, consumptive lifestyle that feeds a international corporate war industry that provides arms to the world, all in the name of freedom. It is slavery of the most insidious kind.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cheney and the Constitution

Cheney and the Constitution: "

If it weren't so frightening, the irony would be delicious: A Vice President who has done more than any other to push the envelope on executive privilege at the expense of the courts and Congress takes the position that his office has both legislative and executive functions so as to avoid accounting for the use of classified materials.

Ron Paul: How a Fringe Politician Took Over the Web

Ron Paul: How a Fringe Politician Took Over the Web: "

Michael Nystrom, founder of the Daily Paul blog, says, 'What I find interesting is that other candidates have more money, but Ron Paul has something money can't buy, and that's this very active online community.' Whether or not Paul's online support translates into any real world success, it is clear this candidate has stumbled upon a new brand of internet activism that has the rest of the web scrambling to adapt.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Today's Day of Action: A Public Outcry to Save the Constitution and Restore American Values - Yahoo! News

Today's Day of Action: A Public Outcry to Save the Constitution and Restore American Values - Yahoo! News:

Thousands of people are traveling from every state to participate in this historic day to rally and lobby members of Congress. The ACLU and other groups have collected more than 170,000 petition signatures which we'll hand-deliver to Congress to send a clear message: We the people say it's time for Congress to hold this administration accountable for its actions and restore our constitutional rights.

Dust in West speeding up snow melting - Yahoo! News

Dust in West speeding up snow melting - Yahoo! News

Ranching, mining, energy exploration and other activities that raise dust in the West are helping diminish the snowpack that supplies much of the region's water, a new study says.

Colorado scientists reported Tuesday that dust is blowing from the deserts onto the state's snowcapped mountains, absorbing more of the sun's warmth because of its darker color and melting the snow earlier and more quickly than in the past. That results in less water late in the summer for farmers relying on stream flows and for cities and towns.

Monday, June 25, 2007

"Perfect Drought" Conditions in California

"Perfect Drought" Conditions in California:

Experts across the city concur that the conditions are ripe in southern California for the 'perfect drought'. Los Angeles has recorded just 8.15cm (3.21in ) of rain in the year ending June 30, making it the driest year on record since 1877. According to the National Drought Mitigation Centre, southern California faces 'extreme drought' this year, with no rain forecast before September. One climatologist referred to the temperatures in Los Angeles as 'Death Valley numbers

Earth's Natural Defenses Against Climate Change "Beginning to Fail"

Earth's Natural Defenses Against Climate Change "Beginning to Fail":

The earth's ability to soak up the gases causing global warming is beginning to fail because of rising temperatures, in a long-feared sign of 'positive feedback,' new research reveals today.

Climate change itself is weakening one of the principal 'sinks' absorbing carbon dioxide - the Southern Ocean around Antarctica - a new study has found.

As a result, atmospheric CO2 levels may rise faster and bring about rising temperatures more quickly than previously anticipated. Stabilising the CO2 level, which must be done to bring the warming under control, is likely to become much more difficult, even if the world community agrees to do it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Climate Change Shifting Seasons: Birds and Bees Prematurely Active in Greenland - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Climate Change Shifting Seasons: Birds and Bees Prematurely Active in Greenland - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News: "Not only are global temperatures on the rise, but climate change is shifting the seasons too. Researchers in Greenland have found that the birds and the bees in the Arctic are active a full two weeks earlier than they were just a decade ago."

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Global Warming

Global Warming:

What you are about to read is going to change your world forever, of this I can promise you. I actually apologize that I have to be the one that brings this unsettling news, but you must know if you wish to survive, for what is coming will either be DRY and heat or ICE and freezing.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Seed: Ghosts of Climates Past

Seed: Ghosts of Climates Past:

When we compare Earth with other planets, we see how easy it is for a planet to permanently lose a pleasant climate. Venus and Mars each started out with warm oceans and volcanoes, and the same carbonate thermostat that keeps Earth temperate was once also operating on our planetary siblings.
This article provides an excellent summary of how a planet uses carbon dioxide to regulate the surface temperatures.

As the sun slowly brightens over billions of years (by 30 percent so far over its lifetime), this thermostat gradually lowers the overall CO2 content of the atmosphere. Given enough time to respond to any provocation, our climate is stable.

There is more, the details of the methane/nitrogen based atmosphere on Titan the satellite of Saturn,

Chemically, Titan gives us a window into our organic origins, but climatically it presages our planet's ultimate fate. Such a transition is almost inevitable, more than a billion years hence, when the brightening sun overwhelms the cooling capacity of Earth's carbonate thermostat.