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The politics / Re: Russiagate
« on: May 11, 2017, 04:01:40 PM »
I accidentally opened a new thread for Russiagate. O have copied "H2O World's" comment in the new thread and will try to close the thread.

I hear you Charles it seems some of us have woken up to the fact that we were born into captivity but for those of us that understand this seem fated with being lonely observers, (thank goodness this forum exists!) the information age is the new paradox.
I think I hear the death rattles of our consumer culture breathing its last breath. Politics and religion are the useful tools of homo Sapien who have a lust for ownership, rule and power and I claim it does NOT work it NEVER has worked and it WON'T ever work. I believe science and spirituality is the new paradigm we must adopt if we are to survive into the future, alas it looks like it will not come to past. “We build too many walls and not enough bridges” Isaac Newton
Nature is not the man made construct that is culture. To move away from the current cultural paradigm into a true age of reason would mean you "Take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

NBC mimics New York Times, hires prominent climate misinformer
https://thinkprogress.org/nbc-hires-climate-misinformer-george-will-af952161dcdc

I don’t know if this is the correct forum for my comment so feel free to do what you need to do.

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The politics / Re: Russiagate
« on: May 11, 2017, 03:59:25 PM »
On April 28 Archimid makes a very important statement. Here it is:
“I'm sorry but the news I read indicate that Putin's government uses the government to silence opposition.”
This is at the heart of the disagreements people have with Terry regarding Russia. If you can’t see the bigger picture with Russia you don’t have a context to evaluate Russiagate from start to finish.
   I feel like I have something to offer regarding how Russia is covered in the media since I am married to a Russian from Crimea and my wife’s mother lives in Crimea now. For 15 years I criticized my wife for refusing to understand the things that were happening regarding wars that touched on Russia and Eastern Europe, Middle East etc. Sometimes we reached the point where we could not talk about world events. My understanding came from “the news I read”. So after telling her I was right for 15 years Crimea annexation comes along and I get two sources of information: “the news” and what my mother could see out the window and on the streets of Yalta. After seeing Crimea with eyes un-blinded by the news, I saw the war in the Eastern Oblasts of Ukraine very differently. After seeing Ukraine with personal knowledge I could see through the incredible falsehoods that we are told in the news regarding Syria. So I had to apologize to my wife for being wrong all of these years. I trusted the news and found that the news was untrustworthy.
   Many people have said lots of bad things about TerryM on this thread.  Terry I would like to apologize in behalf of these people since most of them, like myself, will untimely come to see that we simply can’t trust what we are told regarding anything Russian. So I am convinced that Terry is right because I talked to people in places of conflict that had personal experience outside the news, and trusted personal witness over news. So Buddy, Mati, and many others if you would like to talk to my wife or her mother let me know since they are voices of truth in a sea of lies. I think that the only way you can see what is happening in the world is to have input outside ‘what you read in the news’.
   Most people who understand climate have come to distrust media with regards to this one topic and wonder why the media can’t get it right. I differ with many of you in that not only do I not trust media for climate, I do not trust media for much of anything else. I now believe that the people who intentionally deceive on climate deceive us in nearly every other way. I ask you to please look beyond what you are told and fortify it with personal voices of truth.

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Policy and solutions / Re: The Keystone Pipeline
« on: March 02, 2013, 06:05:22 AM »
Keystone is a move to prolong the fossil fuel age by using progressively lower grade and more polluting sources for oil. I understand that Canada has 2X the oil in their tar sands as is/was in Saudi Arabia. To burn all of this fuel will destroy the earth through positive feed-backs. Perhaps we cannot stop the pipe, but we can stop the flow of oil in the pipe simply by no longer being a customer. I went solar on my house last year because of Neven’s blog. When he did a feature on Methane, it was a tipping point for me. I had to take some kind of personal action, so I delayed a year in buying a car and did solar. This year I am looking get a car, but it will be a plug-in or electric model. I expect to get a positive return on my renewable investment. So I am with you, let them build the pipe, but let’s do all in our personal power to prevent the oil from flowing to customers on the other end.

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