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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

Postby Neck-aint-red » 2014 Apr 02 15:20

My thinking is just fine.
I've got them pegged accurately and therefore am appropriately critical of them and their scams.
Their audience is not me, but those with mush for brains who swallow their every self-serving attack on all of us.
I'm sure you think torpedoing non-car transportation options is a lovely idea.

You're the of the right-wing universe:
"What is the Opposite of the sensible thing to do? Whatever it is, I'm for it!"

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

Postby Neck-aint-red » 2014 Apr 02 17:10

All scraped from the Koch-funded .
The "facts" are distorted and/or cherry-picked to align with Republican opposition to damn near everything.
The web site is registered to Melissa Smithson, Communication Secretary of the Davidson County Republican Party.
Republicans want only more and more of the same, sole and expanded reliance on fossil fuels for automobile transportation.
The rest of us realize a better life and world for all of us is realizable by supporting a diversity of transportation and energy options.

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This is so tedious!!!

Postby Crux » 2014 Apr 02 19:15

The Tennessee Senate VOTED DOWN the rapid transit thingy 27-4. Only ONE of the 4 Senators that voted FOR the 125 million dollar bus was a DEMOCRAT. That means 3 REPUBLICANS voted FOR the bus thingy! You're FAILING the critical thinking part of this exercise my friend. There are 7 Democrats in the Senate and 6 of them voted AGAINST the bus!

AM I GETTING THROUGH YOUR THICK HATEFUL CLOUDED SKULL???

For the bus:
1 Democrat
3 Republicans

Against the bus:
6 Democrats
23 Republicans

Neck. Will you please get a grip you're embarrassing yourself constantly... Just be fair about reality PLEASE!
:pat:

Thanks Kevsky for taking the time and fighting the good fight.
Neck? go to bed! You have been BAD!

crux

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

Postby Bigbux Stogeychomper » 2014 Apr 20 22:01

Have you seen all those TV ads by US energy interests promoting domestic gas (fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline.) Well, filthy rich moguls like myself admire them as excellent "greenwashing" efforts.

But I worry a little that the public won't swallow these little fibs of ours.

The Australian Coal Mining Company is doing a much job than we are. We need to use the same techniques here.

:craz:

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Keystone XL

Postby Crux » 2014 Apr 21 08:26

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I think we can fit it in there somewhere... Fangz comes off as an ill informed reactionary. "The EVIL XL Pipeline"... Cripes.

Look at the map posted! Maybe bio fuels are the answer? No, not really. http://newsroom.unl.edu/releases/2014/0 ... rn+residue

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Political and Green?

Postby Crux » 2014 May 07 07:05

No the power players are tried and true "Professionals". Transparency? Not so much.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unit run by President Barack Obama’s political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a “rogue law enforcement agency” that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA’s inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress.

The assistant EPA inspector general for investigations, Patrick Sullivan, was expected to testify later Wednesday before a House oversight committee about the activities of the EPA’s little-known Office of Homeland Security.

The office of about 10 employees is overseen by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s office, and the inspector general’s office is accusing it of impeding its independent investigations into employee misconduct, computer security and external threats, including compelling employees involved in cases to sign non-disclosure agreements.

“Under the heavy cloak of ‘national security,’ the Office of Homeland Security has repeatedly rebuffed and refused to cooperate with the OIG’s ongoing requests for information or cooperation,” Sullivan wrote in prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press. “This block unquestionably has hamstrung the Office of Inspector General’s ability to carry out its statutory mandate to investigate wrongdoing of EPA employees.”

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"Triple Divide" & Tesla Tour in VA July 6th-10th

Postby MelissaTroutman » 2014 Jun 17 12:54

Hello Rockbridge!

Just letting you all know about an opportunity to see our acclaimed documentary about fracking in Pennsylvania, Triple Divide, in a few weeks in your area. The film is an 18-month investigation of the impacts and how they're being handled and is co-narrated by actor Mark Ruffalo.

We'll be at RC State Cinema 3 in Lexington on July 6th at 4PM and Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Charlottesville on July 10th at 6:30PM. See a full list of screenings at http://tripledividefilm.org/screenings.

10,000 Miles. O Gasoline. Cross-Country Tour Of Fracking Investigation Will Challenge Your Ideas About Energy
Investigative News Team Screening ‘Triple Divide’ Across U.S.

What do fracking and the car of the future have in common?

This summer, communities across the Unites States will have the opportunity to witness investigative documentary Triple Divide about fracking in the Marcellus Shale, a feature debut of journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman of Public Herald.

The team will tour the U.S. in a Tesla Motors Model S, a long-range, all-electric sedan, and test the company’s nationwide Supercharger system where the electric cars can be quickly recharged for free. The directors aim to cross the U.S. using zero gasoline and emitting zero greenhouse gas pollution.

“Triple Divide is about how water and energy connect us all,” said Troutman. An investigation of impacts from fracking in Pennsylvania, Triple Divide has been called “a bombshell” and “best documentary on fracking” touring from June thru November thanks to a grant from Investigative News Network and Knight Foundation.

According to Pribanic and Troutman, who also co-founded the investigative news nonprofit Public Herald, Triple Divide reveals how one state’s ‘world-class regulations’ fail to protect people, communities, and the environment.

“The public isn’t seeing the full scale of impacts from fracking either because regulators are mismanaging the data or decisions are made based on politics instead of science,” says Pribanic. “The impacts we encountered in Triple Divide are systemic and growing, but we can learn from these experiences so that the stories of those interviewed are not in vain.”

“Pennsylvania has some of the best environmental laws in the country, but they aren’t being enforced,” says Troutman. “And major problems like the ‘Pressure Bulb’ effect from fracking, which we cover in Triple Divide, aren’t a part of state or federal regulations at all.”

Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo co-narrates the documentary and added his voice to the project after seeing the film just weeks before its release. Ruffalo’s nonprofit, Water Defense, also investigates water testing and protection measures, and he is a co-founder of The Solutions Project.

Public Herald also seeks solutions to increase its sustainability, which is why the team chose Tesla Motors for its transportation. “Imagine crossing the country without using a single drop of gasoline,” said Troutman. “We chose Tesla because we want to test their technology, which is leaps and bounds ahead of other auto makers. We’ll share our reviews online, and those who attend screenings will get to check out the car in person.”

“We are thrilled Tesla recently open sourced its technology. It’s a philosophy Public Herald shares,” said Pribanic. With new solution projects like the #fileroom, Public Herald journalists are working with communities on the tour to build a website database of oil and gas files that’s entirely open sourced. “The #fileroom belongs to everyone and creates access to information that greatly benefits and can protect the public.”

Triple Divide’s namesake, the triple continental divide in Pennsylvania, is one of four highly unique watersheds in North America. It’s where three major rivers begin and flow to separate ends of the continent, providing drinking water for millions of people and hundreds of communities downstream.

The filmmakers will have screenings in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, California, Colorado, Montana, and Michigan with stops in between. For a detailed list of screening times and locations, visit http://tripledividefilm.org/screenings. For video clips see TripleDivideFilm.org. Also follow@PublicHerald and #TripleDivide.

TRAILER, STILLS, AND REVIEWS
http://vimeo.com/ondemand/tripledivide/63571188
Reviews: http://tripledividefilm.org/about/reviews/
Photographs and stills from the film: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjE3Tb8F

Here's the announcement about our tour: http://www.publicherald.org/archives/19 ... 1439341659

WV Public Radio has a spot about the tour you can listen to here: http://wvpublic.org/post/fracking-docum ... g-gasoline

Watch clips from the film on our YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... y-2hwB7JXR

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AP story on electric cars

Postby Crux » 2014 Dec 15 21:26

"It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota. "A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean ... are not better than gasoline."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 5-15-01-37

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

Postby Wise One » 2014 Dec 16 09:56

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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CLASSIC

Postby Crux » 2014 Dec 16 22:29


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RECORD LOW TEMPS

Postby Crux » 2015 Feb 17 10:07

The high temperature at Roanoke VA yesterday was 17 degrees... which
is a new record for the lowest maximum temperature for February
16. The old record was 24 degrees set in 1914. Official records
at Roanoke VA date back to 1912.


It's all Global Warming all the time no matter what! :pompom:

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

Postby Wise One » 2015 Feb 17 11:10

Willful ignorance in a race to Stupid.

:coffee:
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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edit

Postby Crux » 2015 Feb 17 11:50

I meant to say MAN MADE global warming.... I don't get your post AO. I just QUOTED the weather notice, and commented on the FACT that no matter what happens, drought, excessive flooding, hurricanes, NO hurricanes, record highs and record lows, it's all evidence to some of AGW.

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

Postby 1Centrist » 2015 Jun 19 14:08

As a followup to my previous post. These will make you weep:

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

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I know that guy

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Re: Green, Green (Environment)

Postby Wise One » 2015 Jul 31 18:16

I loved that film! The clip you referenced, plus this one, are my two favorites in the film.
Ellen Greene is terrific, and it's so sad she sort of dropped out of sight.

The film.


The stage production.
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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green energy is expensive energy

Postby Crux » 2015 Aug 17 20:16

This story is TOO FUNNY. California. Ballot measure. Raise taxes on corporations to fund 11,000 GREEN JOBS EACH YEAR. After 3 years?

Know how many jobs have MAYBE been created??

1,700

maybe

http://apnews.myway.com/article/2015081 ... af60a.html


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