War & Conflict

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Help Protect Democracy In Ukraine

I just sent the following email to my representative in the House. I would appreciate it if you did so as well. And millions of Ukrainians would certainly appreciate the help. For more details on what is happening in Ukraine, there are two links in the letter below. They are not always a fun read, […]

January 25th

Israel & Iran Love Story (VIDEO)

This is a beautiful video about an even more beautiful story. Someone passed it along to me some months back, but I just got around to watching it (yep, Christmas week is serving as a huge catch-up week for me). Anyway, this is beautiful, so please watch “Israel and Iran: A love story?,” and share […]

December 24th

Russell Brand Wants Revolution (VIDEO)

I can’t say that I agree with everything Russell Brand says here, but I think I agree with 99% of it. Check this out for an impassioned political tirade or 5 from Russell Brand: Related Stories: Occupy Wall Street Cartoons, News, + How Republicans Try to (& Do) Rob the 99% to Pay the 1% […]

November 9th

11 Billion People By 2100? New UN Report Predicts Faster Than Expected Population Rise — But Does The Report Ignore Inevitable And Approaching Realities?

11 billion people in the world by the year 2100? That’s what a new report from the United Nations is predicting. According to the report, that figure is about 8% higher than was previously predicted (in 2011), with the higher prediction being the result of fertility rates in Africa declining more slowly than was previously […]

June 14th

Non-exploding Fertilizer Developed

A fertilizer that causes plants to grow but won’t work for making bombs has been created by an engineer at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico. Sandia will not patent this new non-exploding fertilizer, so that anyone can make it without having to pay a fee. Ammonium nitrate is a type of fertilizer used around […]

April 30th

Cyber Baby – Future Soldier

Shel Silverstein said, “Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.” I try to stick to that, but I do want to say one thing about half of this cartoon–Parents(!) get your kids OFF devices! They need time with you AND time alone with their imagination/thoughts. […]

April 11th

After Ever After Viral Video Has Green Gene (Video)

Brand new viral video “After Ever After” from Paint just popped onto my radar. After two days, the video has almost 1.5 million views. I decided to check it out for basically two reasons: 1) I was curious what might be the next big, big thing (following Gangnam Style & Harlem Shake), and 2) the […]

March 15th

Tyranny Enabled Through Identification, Not Passive Conformity, New Analysis Shows

The idea that atrocities result from “unblinking obedience” to authority has become so ingrained in our social consciousness that we rarely ever question it. Indeed, more recently, popular culture has adopted the phrase “Resistance is futile” – taken from Star Trek TNG‘s ‘borg’ entity mantra — to encapsulate, even enshrine, our belief in how all-consuming […]

November 23rd

Obama Wins Election, Full Victory Speech (Video & Text)

  I imagine you aren’t just hearing from me that Obama won the election, but if you are, I’m happy to be the one bringing you the news!! 😀 If you’d like to read or watch Obama’s full victory speech, here it is in text (courtesy Red, Green, and Blue) and video (courtesy C-SPAN): “Thank […]

November 7th

Obama Facts: 12 Facts About Obama's Record

  The Obama campaign just passed along the 12 facts below about Obama. As someone who follows politics quite closely, I think it was a good list to put together. As just noted, there are numerous other cleantech, climate, and other environmental topics Obama has scored big points on, but if you have a ‘broader’ […]

November 5th

Presidential Debate Live Coverage

  Want to follow some live coverage of the third and last presidential debate of this election season? We’ve got some live fact-checking for you right here courtesy of sister site Red, Green, and Blue: Live fact-checking the Foreign Policy Debate! (via Red Green & Blue) Tonight’s the night… the final debate, with Barack Obama […]

October 22nd

Guns: The Cartoon

A rare cartoon that does not cover an environmental topic. However, my concern with gun control and safety runs parallel with my environmental concerns. Simply, other people should not be making huge decisions that grow their bottom line while putting the masses at risk. Like the many agri-chemical, coal, oil, and major polluting corporations I […]

October 11th

What Would You Do with $1,738 Billion?

  Is there any violence that is not senseless? Last week’s massacre brought to the surface — as senseless violence will — the ongoing discussion on gun control. Another tragic massacre occurred and the fact that easy availability of guns played into this is unquestionable, it is unarguable. Only a few days past the shooting […]

July 25th

A Spring that Can't Wait

  As the corruption in our system continues unabated and the interminable Republican primary season continues its buffoonery of ‘solutions’ for our failing state, there is some highly unusual behavior taking place independent of either. It’s the behavior of the weather for most of the country, an unprecedented string of warm days even before Spring […]

March 23rd

US Landmine Policy: We Don't Have a Leg to Stand On

The United States remains one of the few countries in the world which has still not signed the 1997 Landmine Ban Treaty. The Obama administration initiated a review of its landmine policy in late 2009. Since then, Obama has received letters urging the U.S. to sign the treaty from 68 Senators, nearly 100 leaders of […]

March 20th