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2015-07-21 18:59:41 (86 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Could not agree more.

Regardless of how much affection one has, or wants to have, for their fellow citizens, it is affection tempered with disbelief that fundamentally decent people are so mentally challenged to the point of being downright stupid. A point that often arises during semi-academic discussions about the dearth of intelligence in the American population is “thank dog politicians aren’t cognitively deficient like the people they have to govern.” However, politicians on the right, specifically Republican politicians, thrive on the seemingly increasing stupidity of many Americans and they have learned exactly how to address their ignorant base; make incredibly stupid remarks and lie profusely.

Most reshares: 17

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2015-07-26 15:51:32 (20 comments, 17 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Tesla is doing everything right!

Most plusones: 86

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2015-07-26 15:51:32 (20 comments, 17 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Tesla is doing everything right!

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2015-07-30 03:44:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Going to miss you, Jon.

Last week, Mr. Obama made his last appearance on the show, which is scheduled to end next month. “I can’t believe that you’re leaving before me,” the president joked. “I’m issuing a new executive order, that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show.”

Then he deadpanned: “It’s being challenged in the courts.”

Going to miss you, Jon.

Last week, Mr. Obama made his last appearance on the show, which is scheduled to end next month. “I can’t believe that you’re leaving before me,” the president joked. “I’m issuing a new executive order, that Jon Stewart cannot leave the show.”

Then he deadpanned: “It’s being challenged in the courts.”___

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2015-07-29 19:25:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Does he really think that's going to win him more support? More states are leaning toward legalizing marijuana and this is what he wants to make a key plank in his platform.

Another clueless conservative moron.

Does he really think that's going to win him more support? More states are leaning toward legalizing marijuana and this is what he wants to make a key plank in his platform.

Another clueless conservative moron.___

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2015-07-29 19:07:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is funny, sad and scary. This kind of BS from Fox and the GOP doesn't surprise me at all but the lack of support among American Catholics says a lot, ... not about the Pope ... but about American Catholics. Ironic, don't you think, that having become an atheist in my "old age" that I love, respect, admire and support this man, more than most Catholics I know.

This is funny, sad and scary. This kind of BS from Fox and the GOP doesn't surprise me at all but the lack of support among American Catholics says a lot, ... not about the Pope ... but about American Catholics. Ironic, don't you think, that having become an atheist in my "old age" that I love, respect, admire and support this man, more than most Catholics I know.___

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2015-07-29 17:09:56 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I think that this is a much more complex issue than most people realize.

Growing up in a part of the United States where hunting was common, I hunted as a teenager and most of my friends hunted. I just happened to suck at it and on the rare occasions when I actually did manage to kill an animal, I felt sorry for the animal, consequently, hunting was not a pastime that I carried into my adult years.

If you don't hunt, especially if you've never hunted, it may be difficult, if not impossible for you to understand hunters. As with countless other similar conflicts in life, that lack of understanding will make it easy for you to vilify and possibly even hate this man. 

It's easy to get outraged over a high-profile situation like this one. Many people have encountered this lion and for those who haven't, putting a face and a name on him and telling you a... more »

I think that this is a much more complex issue than most people realize.

Growing up in a part of the United States where hunting was common, I hunted as a teenager and most of my friends hunted. I just happened to suck at it and on the rare occasions when I actually did manage to kill an animal, I felt sorry for the animal, consequently, hunting was not a pastime that I carried into my adult years.

If you don't hunt, especially if you've never hunted, it may be difficult, if not impossible for you to understand hunters. As with countless other similar conflicts in life, that lack of understanding will make it easy for you to vilify and possibly even hate this man. 

It's easy to get outraged over a high-profile situation like this one. Many people have encountered this lion and for those who haven't, putting a face and a name on him and telling you a little something about him makes the story "personal" for you.

I know plenty of people who hunt and I don't have a problem with it, ... if you eat what you kill. Now before lambaste me for that remark, do you eat meat, ... beef, pork, chicken, ... ? Certainly you've seen the countless stories of how the animals that make it to your table are mistreated. Should you be any less outraged over that because they haven't been given a name or because you haven't "met" them.

Make no mistake. I consider this a tragedy. I feel sorry for Cecil, anger at the way he died and I'm sad that be's gone but I don't hate #walterpalmer . I disagree with hunting purely for sport but I know too many hunters to summarily brand everyone who hunts as an evil psychopath.___

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2015-07-27 18:57:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Awesome.

Awesome.___

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2015-07-26 18:26:06 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

v/ +Craig Froehle 
I'm 59. I won't be around to see this but it doesn't mean that I don't have a dog in this fight. Aside from the fact that I have children and that I am about to become a grandfather, I care about humanity and the rest of the life on this precious, pale blue dot.

The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit

There has always been an odd tenor to discussions among climate scientists, policy wonks, and politicians, a passive-aggressive quality, and can be traced to the fact that everyone involved has to dance around the obvious truth, at risk of losing their status and influence.

This trepidation, incipient two decades ago, has become rank and file of the climate change denialists, even in the face of escalating climate chaos and in the 21st century, replete with advanced scientific discoveries and technologies. The problem is, the denialists are our policy makers who live lives of cognitive dissonance, picking and choosing which science data fits the narrative that will garner them campaign dollars.  

The obvious truth about global warming is this: barring miracles, humanity is in for some awful shit.

The image below are a number of climate models, developed by climate scientists. The black line is carbon emissions to date. The red line is the status quo — a projection of where emissions will go if no new substantial policy is passed to restrain greenhouse gas emissions.

We recently passed 400 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere; the status quo will take us up to 1,000 ppm, raising global average temperature (from a pre-industrial baseline) between 3.2 and 5.4 degrees Celsius. That will mean, according to a 2012 World Bank report, "extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks, loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, and life-threatening sea level rise," the effects of which will be "tilted against many of the world's poorest regions," stalling or reversing decades of development work. "A 4°C warmer world can, and must be, avoided," said the World Bank president.

But that's where we're headed. It will take enormous effort just to avoid that fate. Holding temperature down under 2°C — the widely agreed upon target — would require an utterly unprecedented level of global mobilization and coordination, sustained over decades. There's no sign of that happening, or reason to think it's plausible anytime soon. And so, awful shit it is.

Nobody wants to say that. Why not? It might seem obvious — no one wants to hear it! They want to hear that it is still possible to limit temperature to 2°C. Even more, they want to hear that they can do so while avoiding aggressive emission cuts in the near-term — say, until they're out of office.

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/15/8612113/truth-climate-change___v/ +Craig Froehle 
I'm 59. I won't be around to see this but it doesn't mean that I don't have a dog in this fight. Aside from the fact that I have children and that I am about to become a grandfather, I care about humanity and the rest of the life on this precious, pale blue dot.

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2015-07-26 17:23:02 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I love #neildegrassetyson !
v/ +Craig Froehle 

Dr. Neil De Grasse Tyson. I've had the pleasure of seeing him lecture at my University while he was doing his circuit to promote Cosmos re-launch. Great quote!! ___I love #neildegrassetyson !
v/ +Craig Froehle 

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2015-07-26 16:17:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Bet most of you didn't know this. I wish the entire world knew this. Thanks, +Pamela Zuppo!

___Bet most of you didn't know this. I wish the entire world knew this. Thanks, +Pamela Zuppo!

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2015-07-26 16:11:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Go Bernie!

___Go Bernie!

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2015-07-26 16:00:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Looked this one up for a discussion that I was having with my Facebook friends. I first saw this over 20 years ago but it still makes me laugh.

Looked this one up for a discussion that I was having with my Facebook friends. I first saw this over 20 years ago but it still makes me laugh.___

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2015-07-26 15:51:32 (20 comments, 17 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Tesla is doing everything right!

Tesla is doing everything right!___

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2015-07-26 15:38:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I wonder if I'll live long enough to see the combustion engine become obsolete.

I wonder if I'll live long enough to see the combustion engine become obsolete.___

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2015-07-26 15:21:43 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I love this but I'm sure Toddler Teddy will find a way to get some mileage out of this with the extremist contingent of his followers.

I love this but I'm sure Toddler Teddy will find a way to get some mileage out of this with the extremist contingent of his followers.___

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2015-07-25 23:55:41 (8 comments, 16 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Awesome gardening tip.

Awesome gardening tip.___

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2015-07-25 23:16:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Cool survival tip.

Cool survival tip.___

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2015-07-25 23:05:14 (25 comments, 4 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

I'm tickled pink.

I'm tickled pink.___

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2015-07-25 21:15:11 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Interesting analysis of Social Security and Medicare.

Interesting analysis of Social Security and Medicare.___

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2015-07-25 20:29:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It's never over.

It's never over.___

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2015-07-25 20:25:55 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Very short article. Read it.

This is how Republicans roll, folks.

Very short article. Read it.

This is how Republicans roll, folks.___

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2015-07-24 19:12:18 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

You don't have to share if you don't want to.   :)

You don't have to share if you don't want to.   :)___

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2015-07-24 19:07:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I freak'n love science.

I freak'n love science.___

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2015-07-24 18:49:03 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The intellectually challenged are of the belief that all government agencies are incapable of efficient spending so privatization, of any government function, can only save money because the entity taking over the function will, "run it like a business". Businesses lose money all the time and some of them lose big. Remember Enron?

Privatization is not a guarantee of saving money. What it is, is a scheme to hand over taxpayer funded operations to private, for profit businesses usually with contractual agreements that guarantee at least a minimum profit for the business all at the taxpayers' expense.

The federal highway program has traditionally been funded by a tax on gasoline, which the GOP has refused to raise this time around.

The reason the government loses money when it farms out IRS duties is because the people who owe back taxes generally don't have... more »

The intellectually challenged are of the belief that all government agencies are incapable of efficient spending so privatization, of any government function, can only save money because the entity taking over the function will, "run it like a business". Businesses lose money all the time and some of them lose big. Remember Enron?

Privatization is not a guarantee of saving money. What it is, is a scheme to hand over taxpayer funded operations to private, for profit businesses usually with contractual agreements that guarantee at least a minimum profit for the business all at the taxpayers' expense.

The federal highway program has traditionally been funded by a tax on gasoline, which the GOP has refused to raise this time around.

The reason the government loses money when it farms out IRS duties is because the people who owe back taxes generally don't have any money. About 79 percent of people who failed to pay their tax bills in 2013 were essentially too poor to pay up, the Senate aides said, according to their internal analysis of IRS data.

Putting debt collectors in charge of those accounts won't create any new money for the households. It will, however, create new administrative costs as the government transfers its accounts to private companies -- along with a new set of headaches for many low-income people.

The Senate bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Wednesday night and is expected to receive a vote soon. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) still has the option of moving to eliminate the private debt collection provision.

Bets anyone?

Btw, Republicans SUCK!!!!!___

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2015-07-24 18:20:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Go get 'em, Liz!

Go get 'em, Liz!___

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2015-07-24 18:16:17 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The article is two and a half years old and a long read but worth it if you want to understand why we need to break up the banks.

The article is two and a half years old and a long read but worth it if you want to understand why we need to break up the banks.___

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2015-07-24 17:33:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Cruz is a lying douche bag but that doesn't matter to his loyal minions. Jesus Christ could come back and testify before Congress that the Iranians are not pursuing the development of a nuclear weapon and Republicans would throw JC out on his holy ass. 

Cruz is a lying douche bag but that doesn't matter to his loyal minions. Jesus Christ could come back and testify before Congress that the Iranians are not pursuing the development of a nuclear weapon and Republicans would throw JC out on his holy ass. ___

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2015-07-24 17:00:46 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A shining example for all Republicans!

A shining example for all Republicans!___

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2015-07-23 18:39:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Love Bill Maher!  LOL
(Don't miss part 2)

Love Bill Maher!  LOL
(Don't miss part 2)___

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2015-07-23 18:38:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Posting part 2 first so it appears in desired sequence.

Posting part 2 first so it appears in desired sequence.___

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2015-07-23 18:13:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

How do Republicans live with themselves?

Supporters of the sales include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has proposed using the proceeds to help pay for the six-year highway and transit bill, and House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), whose panel approved selling oil to raise $5.2 billion for a streamlined Food and Drug Administration approval process. Upton notes that oil supplies held in the reserve and private U.S. storage facilities “far exceed” the 90-day supply that the International Energy Agency says developed countries should hold.

Meanwhile, Upton saw a need for his panel to claim a share of the oil revenue. The reserve has been “looked at as prey by other committees in the last couple of weeks,” he told POLITICO in May. “And we said, ‘No, it’s ours.’”

Still, it’s an about-face for Upton, who hadbashed Obama for op... more »

How do Republicans live with themselves?

Supporters of the sales include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has proposed using the proceeds to help pay for the six-year highway and transit bill, and House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), whose panel approved selling oil to raise $5.2 billion for a streamlined Food and Drug Administration approval process. Upton notes that oil supplies held in the reserve and private U.S. storage facilities “far exceed” the 90-day supply that the International Energy Agency says developed countries should hold.

Meanwhile, Upton saw a need for his panel to claim a share of the oil revenue. The reserve has been “looked at as prey by other committees in the last couple of weeks,” he told POLITICO in May. “And we said, ‘No, it’s ours.’”

Still, it’s an about-face for Upton, who had bashed Obama for opening the reserve’s taps in 2011 to calm the energy markets during the Libyan turmoil that toppled President Muammar Qadhafi. Republicans at the time accused the president of seeking to lower the price of gasoline for domestic political reasons, and Upton likened the 30-million-barrel sale to “a couple pawning their wedding rings for cash."

This is EXACTLY the mentality of Republicans, expecting Americans to hock everything to pay to repair our crumbling infrastructure. Cut benefits to the sick and the elderly. Sell off Native American land to foreign oil companies. Get rid of national parks. All so the richest Americans don't have to cough up one more penny in taxes.

Btw, the oil companies and their lap dogs in Congress love this plan because it means that they can sell more oil to the federal government when we need to replenish the reserve.___

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2015-07-22 18:40:31 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As we come to rely more and more on technology we can become more and more vulnerable. Can you imagine if this was a self-driving vehicle?

As we come to rely more and more on technology we can become more and more vulnerable. Can you imagine if this was a self-driving vehicle?___

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2015-07-22 16:43:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Darth Zuckerberg attempts to tighten his grasp.

Darth Zuckerberg attempts to tighten his grasp.___

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2015-07-22 06:26:20 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Because Republicans are douchebags..

It's a GOP tradition___Because Republicans are douchebags..

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2015-07-22 06:24:38 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Amen to that.

___Amen to that.

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2015-07-22 06:18:24 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Get the picture? The American taxpayers are not getting cheated simply because corporations have shipped jobs overseas. They're being cheated because the loopholes in the tax code allow corporations to lie like dogs about where they made their money.

___Get the picture? The American taxpayers are not getting cheated simply because corporations have shipped jobs overseas. They're being cheated because the loopholes in the tax code allow corporations to lie like dogs about where they made their money.

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2015-07-21 18:59:41 (86 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Could not agree more.

Regardless of how much affection one has, or wants to have, for their fellow citizens, it is affection tempered with disbelief that fundamentally decent people are so mentally challenged to the point of being downright stupid. A point that often arises during semi-academic discussions about the dearth of intelligence in the American population is “thank dog politicians aren’t cognitively deficient like the people they have to govern.” However, politicians on the right, specifically Republican politicians, thrive on the seemingly increasing stupidity of many Americans and they have learned exactly how to address their ignorant base; make incredibly stupid remarks and lie profusely.

Could not agree more.

Regardless of how much affection one has, or wants to have, for their fellow citizens, it is affection tempered with disbelief that fundamentally decent people are so mentally challenged to the point of being downright stupid. A point that often arises during semi-academic discussions about the dearth of intelligence in the American population is “thank dog politicians aren’t cognitively deficient like the people they have to govern.” However, politicians on the right, specifically Republican politicians, thrive on the seemingly increasing stupidity of many Americans and they have learned exactly how to address their ignorant base; make incredibly stupid remarks and lie profusely.___

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2015-07-21 18:07:45 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Great speech by +Elizabeth Warren and I highly recommend that you listen to it in it's entirety but what prompted me to post this was the part about #citigroup  that starts at about 15:50. If your attention span is really short, start at 16:50 but listen, really listen and let it sink in.

I first saw a shorter version of this speech on Facebook but usually when you try to share a video that was posted on Facebook it doesn't show the embedded video in your g+ post. (annoying and frustrating)

Great speech by +Elizabeth Warren and I highly recommend that you listen to it in it's entirety but what prompted me to post this was the part about #citigroup  that starts at about 15:50. If your attention span is really short, start at 16:50 but listen, really listen and let it sink in.

I first saw a shorter version of this speech on Facebook but usually when you try to share a video that was posted on Facebook it doesn't show the embedded video in your g+ post. (annoying and frustrating)___

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2015-07-21 16:55:46 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Truth.

___Truth.

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2015-07-21 16:38:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Growing up, I used to listen to this guy. To simpler times ...

___Growing up, I used to listen to this guy. To simpler times ...

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2015-07-20 16:55:18 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Let that sink in for a minute ...

Let that sink in for a minute ...___

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2015-07-20 16:31:24 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Shame indeed.

Shame indeed.___

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2015-07-19 15:08:19 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

This is awesome!


Burlington, Vermont just proved to everyone that it's possible to power an entire city without using fossil fuels. 
Go Vermont. Home of Bernie Sanders.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/vermont-city-come-rely-100-percent-renewable-energy/
#BernieSanders2016   #PoliticalRevolution   #FuelTheBern  ___This is awesome!

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2015-07-19 15:06:17 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Don't think I have to elaborate. 

Don't think I have to elaborate. ___

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2015-07-19 14:59:41 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Recommended reading for the open-minded.

Recommended reading for the open-minded.___

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2015-07-19 14:17:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Interesting site. Great tools for exploring climate data.

Interesting site. Great tools for exploring climate data.___

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2015-07-19 12:23:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Read the entire original post by +Ralph Roberts.

I can understand bombing the factory that made the pipes if indeed it was being used as a "military storage facility" but intentionally disrupting the water supply that four and a half million (ie. 70% of 6.5M) people depend on? Why was that done and what was the justification for it? Yes. It's possible that the two were not the same. (Remember "Weapons of Mass Destruction"?)

The Great Man-Made River of Libya ... "One of the biggest civilian development project that Libya’s ex-president Muammar Gaddafi undertook during his forty-two-year rule was the Great Man-Made River. Gaddafi’s dream was to provide fresh water for everyone, and to turn the desert green, making Libya self-sufficient in food production. To make this dream a reality, Gaddafi commissioned a massive engineering project consisting of a network of underground pipes that would bring fresh water from ancient underground aquifers deep in the Sahara to the drought suffering Libyan cities. Gaddafi called it the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. The western media rarely mentioned it, and whenever it did, it was dismissed as a “vanity project” calling it "Gaddafi's Pet Project" and “the pipe dream of a mad dog”. But truth is, the Great Man-Made River Project is a fantastic water delivery system that has changed lives of Libyans all across the country.

Libya is one of the sunniest and driest countries in the world. There are places where decades may pass without seeing any rainfall at all, and even in the highlands rainfall seldom happens, like once every 5 to 10 years. Less than 5% of the country receives enough rainfall for settled agriculture. Much of Libya's water supply used to come from desalination plants on the coast, which were expensive and therefore used only for domestic purposes. Little was left for irrigating the land.

In 1953, while searching for new oilfields in southern Libya, vast quantities of ancient water aquifers were discovered. The exploration team discovered four huge basins with estimated capacities of each ranging between 4,800 and 20,000 cubic km. Most of this water was collected between 38,000 and 14,000 years ago, before the end of the last ice age, when the Saharan region enjoyed a temperate climate.

After Gaddafi and the Free Unitary Officers seized power in a bloodless coup in 1969, the new government immediately nationalized the oil companies and started using the revenues from oil to set up hundreds of bore wells to bring fresh water from the desert aquifers. Initially, Gaddafi planned to set up large-scale agricultural projects in the desert where the water was found, but when the people displayed reluctance to move, he conceived a plan to bring the water to the people instead.

In August 1984, Muammar Gaddafi laid the foundation stone for the pipe production plant at Brega, and the Great Man-Made River Project began. Around 1,300 wells were dug into the desert soil, some up to 500 meters deep, to pump water from the subterranean water reserve. The pumped water is then distributed to 6.5 million people living in the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirte and elsewhere through a network of underground pipes 2,800 km long. When the fifth and final phase of the project is complete, the network will have 4,000 km length of pipes that will enable 155,000 hectares of land to be cultivated. Even with the last two phases yet to complete, the Great Man-Made River is the world's largest irrigation project.

The pipeline first reached Tripoli in 1996, at the completion of the first phase of the project. Adam Kuwairi, a senior figure in the Great Man-Made River Authority (GMRA), vividly remembers the impact the fresh water had on him and his family.

"The water changed lives. For the first time in our history, there was water in the tap for washing, shaving and showering," he told BBC. "The quality of life is better now, and it's impacting on the whole country."
The project was so well recognized internationally that in 1999, UNESCO accepted Libya’s offer to fund the Great Man-Made River International Water Prize.

In July 2011, NATO bombed the Great Man-Made River water supply pipeline near Brega including a factory that produces the pipes, claiming that the factory was used as “a military storage facility” and that “rockets were launched from there”. NATO’s attack on the pipeline disrupted water supply for 70% of the population who depended on the piped supply for personal use and for irrigation. The country now reeling under civil war, the future of the Great Man-Made River Project is in jeopardy.
Back in 1991, at the opening of the first phase of the project, Muammar Gaddafi had prophetically said about the largest civil engineering venture in the world:
“After this achievement, American threats against Libya will double. The United States will make excuses, but the real reason is to stop this achievement, to keep the people of Libya oppressed.” ..."

MORE PHOTOS AND CHARTS: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/07/the-great-man-made-river-of-libya.html___Read the entire original post by +Ralph Roberts.

I can understand bombing the factory that made the pipes if indeed it was being used as a "military storage facility" but intentionally disrupting the water supply that four and a half million (ie. 70% of 6.5M) people depend on? Why was that done and what was the justification for it? Yes. It's possible that the two were not the same. (Remember "Weapons of Mass Destruction"?)

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2015-07-18 15:10:49 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

True for Republican voters. Their leaders are very good at using that fear to manipulate them.

True for Republican voters. Their leaders are very good at using that fear to manipulate them.___

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2015-07-18 15:02:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How about a law to protect the Constitution? We could call it "Leave Your Damn Religion At Home When You Come To Work".

How about a law to protect the Constitution? We could call it "Leave Your Damn Religion At Home When You Come To Work".___

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2015-07-18 14:48:56 (19 comments, 9 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Oh, hell yes!

Btw, Hillary is against it. That should show you her true colors.

Oh, hell yes!

Btw, Hillary is against it. That should show you her true colors.___

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