11/8/11

Early Ohio Returns Huge Labor Victory




The more the GOP fights all of us
The more we oust the GOP
The more the GOP is ousted
The sooner we win back democracy

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Charles Sanders Peirce on Thinking Things Through


CSP:  

'The faculty which I call abstractive observation 
is one which ordinary people perfectly recognize, 
but for which the theories of philosophers sometimes hardly leave room. 
It is a familiar experience to every human being to wish 
for something quite beyond his present means, 
and to follow that wish by the question, 
'Should I wish for that thing just the same, if I had ample means to gratify it?" 
To answer that question, he searches his heart, 
and in doing so makes what I term an abstractive observation. 
He makes in his imagination a sort of skeleton diagram, 
or outline sketch, of himself, 
considers what modifications the hypothetical state of things 
would require to be made in that picture, 
and then examines it, that is, observes what he has imagined, 
to see whether the same ardent desire is there to be discerned. 

By such a process, 
which is at bottom very much like mathematical reasoning, 
we can reach conclusions 
as to what would be true of signs in all cases, 
so long as the intelligence using them was scientific.'

C.S. Peirce, Collected Papers, CP 2.227. (Eds. Note. "From an unidentified fragment, c. 1897")

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Feed-in Tariffs Are The Way of The Future

Feed-in Tariffs Rule, and This is Why (Video) : TreeHugger: "FITs guarantee an owner of a renewable energy project a premium price for every unit of electricity or heat generated over a 15-20 year period of time. That premium is designed to give the owner "a reasonable rate of return" and is changed on a set schedule as technology costs come down, with room to make immediate changes when needed. (In fact, Germany and other European countries have made major changes to their FITs over the last year as the price and cost of solar PV has dropped dramatically.)"

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Is BP Serious?

BP wants US probes barred from oil spill lawsuits (AP) | Yahoo! Green: "- The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them."

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Exxon's Montana Mess

Mont. oil-fouled debris from Exxon being torched (AP) | Yahoo! Green: "LAUREL, Mont. - Montana officials have set fire to an oil-tainted logjam along the Yellowstone River — the last of dozens of contaminated debris piles from a 42,000-gallon Exxon Mobil pipeline spill.

Regulators say the logjam was too precarious to be hauled away but needed to be removed to prevent future wildlife damage from the July 1 pipeline break near Laurel."

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Remarks at Memorial Service for Emily Mason Rose 1909-2011, August 27, 2011

Remarks at Memorial Service for Emily Mason Rose 1909-2011, August 27, 2011 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "Remarks at Memorial Service for Emily Mason Rose 1909-2011, August 27, 2011"

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Thoughtlessness is the number one cause of disease

ShortFormContent at Blogger: I picked up my disease at the gas pump:

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It was thoughtless to base everything on fossil fuels. But more pertinently disease is generally the product of thoughtlessness. Thoughtlessness of all kinds. Not taking the time needed to ask is this the way it should be. We all do this. It is part of our common hubris. The way out is thoughtful and considerate community, not lying, prevaricating, macho society.

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Mildred Purse Says Cain Is The Cat's Meow





In order to succeed in Reagan's America you never admit anything. 
You grasp a lie by the horns and twist real hard. 
Go Herman!

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Occupy Signals the Fruition of Mary's Dream


Occupy goes back to Tahrir
Tahrir goes back to the Magnificat
No one more misunderstood than Mary
No virgin she
For the true miracle is that Jesus' divinity sprung from the human mess
And that Abba works within each of us to
Teach us how to occupy this globe he gave to us
Mary in the Magnificat
Dreams of scattering the wicked
And bringing down the proud
Which is what the ontological values of Abba 
Deep within every human being 
(If we have eyes to see)
Are designed to being about
Democracy tolerance
Non-idolatry helpfulness
Occupy goes back to Tahrir
There must have been some reason Mary
Months past the Magniificat
She shared with Elizabeth
Fled down to Egypt
She left a little dream dust in Tahrir
This is Mary's century

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Salient excerpt

Here Comes the Sun - Digg: ""So it’s worth pointing out that special treatment for fracking makes a mockery of free-market principles. Pro-fracking politicians claim to be against subsidies, yet letting an industry impose costs without paying compensation is in effect a huge subsidy." Agreed."

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Unbounded dishonesty this fracking ad campaign, trying to push all manner of double-bind buttons. Best to take a position against all future use of fossil based energy as a matter of common sense.

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Krugman finally starts to catch on

Here Comes Solar Energy - NYTimes.com: "Our mastery of the material world, on the other hand, has advanced much more slowly. The sources of energy, the way we move stuff around, are much the same as they were a generation ago."

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Maybe he will think of cyber-communities next.

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