Monday, July 26, 2010

SOME GOOD NEWS:


Lessons Learned


Lovers of human culture are fascinated by the idea that age-old low-tech solutions are thoroughly applicable in creating a more eco-friendly world are worthy equals to the usual high-tech hubris.
What's Old Is New Again: Traditional Knowledge Inventory Informs Innovation


Grid Lock?


The transition to plug-in hybrids and electric cars won't hurt the power grid. Charging an electric car uses about as much electricity as 4 to 6 big plasma televisions, and they sell faster than cars.
Electric Cars Won't Bring the Power Grid Down!


Search Like the Wind


With the goal of becoming carbon-neutral Google has built some of the world's most energy efficient data centres, but now they're helping fund investment in renewable energy project expansion.
Google Energy Signs 20-Year, 114 MW Wind Power Contract 

Lastly, I think we deserve the TRUTH about the latest WIKILEAKS information:
Leaked Reports Paint 'An Unvarnished And Grim Picture Of The Afghan War'

Three newspapers — The Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel — have sifted through more than 91,000 secret documents related to the war in Afghanistan, released by WikiLeaks.
At a news conference, Julian Assange, the organization's founder, said that, for the past several weeks, WikiLeaks and the three newspapers worked together, in a "collaborative basement" in London, where they "shared research and computation techniques as equal partners."

CLICK ABOVE TO READ THIS ARTICLE, with lots of great links.  Personally, I think, as one taxpayer who is funding these wars and this horrendous war machine, I have a right to know.  Beyond THAT is the idea of our (USA AND NATO) governments and their "state secrets" used to hide or cover up nasty, illegal, murderous behaviour.







 

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.