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  •  No profit in collecting cats... n/t (5+ / 0-)
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    annieli, cany, homo neurotic, JeffW, sboucher

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    ¡Boycott Arizona!

    by litho on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:04:58 PM PST

  •  Miss Cleo is sure looking svelte these days /nt (0+ / 0-)

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:06:36 PM PST

  •  North Fracking Dakota, Baby! (2+ / 0-)
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    annieli, homo neurotic

    "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

    by Rikon Snow on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:08:03 PM PST

  •  Frankly, I don't know whether to laugh or cry... (5+ / 0-)

    at the ad. It certainly is different and thought-provoking.
    It does show a blighted energy field in an unattractive manner.

    I share a birthday with John Lennon and Bo Obama.

    by peacestpete on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:08:57 PM PST

  •  Wind turbines withstand Superstorm Sandy (7+ / 0-)
    Wind Farm Withstands Sandy's Wrath
    A live view of the Jersey Atlantic Wind Project outside Atlantic City.

    November 14, 2012 - The Northeast’s energy infrastructure took a beating from Superstorm Sandy, with power grids, refineries, gas stations, and critical supply lines all knocked out of service for days, sometimes weeks (and in a few places, perhaps even months). But you know what survived the hurricane-force wind gusts just fine?

    Wind turbines.

    On the afternoon of October 28, the Jersey Atlantic Wind Project stood right in Sandy’s projected path, and authorities at Infigen, which operates the five turbines just outside Atlantic City, weren’t quite sure what to expect. No other U.S. wind turbine project has taken a direct hit from a tropical storm of Sandy’s strength.  read more>>>

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:17:13 PM PST

    •  Add the above to this (4+ / 0-)
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      Lessons from Sandy: how one community in storm's path kept lights on

      And the understanding that the special interests, same now funding the climate change deniers, can't use them old meme's anymore, have been blocking the growth of a total industry for some forty years, something we as a country used to jump right into and we had started developing alternatives back then. Know we're forty years behind not only that possible huge growth but we now are way behind others who've taken our once innovative products and are quickly improving on those, they also have our once experienced trades, started about that same time, to advance fast!

      Which brings me to this once more:

      Denial of climate change or especially whether humans are causing the rapid growth of, look around and pay attention, is not a reason to stop innovative industries from developing which would cause economic growth in many area's. Which is exactly what those parroting, especially elected officials, are doing and have been for some forty years, using other meme's that can't be used now, here at the same time we started shipping our experienced innovative trades off to other countries along with the alternative energy sources we had started developing!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:32:01 PM PST

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  •  DoT's Go Green, Fiscal Responsibility and More (2+ / 0-)
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    State DOTs Go Green While Saving Money
    November 19, 2012 - Fiscal responsibility, community quality of life, and a commitment to a better environment are three reasons state departments of transportation are successfully implementing a variety of sustainable practices and programs across the country.

    Leaner and Greener: Sustainability at Work in Transportation {56 page pdf}, issued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Center for Environmental Excellence in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, showcases some of the many ways transportation agencies are simultaneously cutting costs, helping the environment, and strengthening communities.

    "This report documents how state transportation departments, municipal planning organizations, and transit providers are putting into practice proven techniques that are speeding up project delivery and cutting costs while protecting and even improving environmental resources," said AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley.

    Here are just a few examples of the successful programs highlighted in the study: read more>>>

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:17:53 PM PST

    •  More great news! (1+ / 0-)
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      You are just a morale lifter of the first order this afternoon.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:04:09 PM PST

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  •  Is this serious? Snark? (0+ / 0-)

    In either case, I don't get the connections.

  •  Intrade off-limits for U.S. users (1+ / 0-)
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    annieli

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/...

    Link has full instructions memo from Intrade.

    "Go well through life"-Me (As far as I know)

    by MTmofo on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:23:33 PM PST

    •  time to offshore all that trustfund $ (1+ / 0-)
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      Intrade, a website dedicated to online trades and bets, announced on Monday that it would no longer allow U.S. customers to participate in its exchange. The announcement comes following a lawsuit filed earlier today by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates the trading of futures contracts. The agency took issue with the fact that Intrade offered trading to U.S. customers on the future prices of commodities such as gold and crude oil, despite a previous agreement not to do so.

      yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

      by annieli on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:28:19 PM PST

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  •  I can't imagine anything other than that (0+ / 0-)

    Tarzan's Pipeline will be built.

    It is clearly the Responsible Serious Adult thing to do.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:28:10 PM PST

  •  I'm not sure where the opening segment is from (1+ / 0-)
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    looks like Seward Bay but they dont' have a refinery there that I know of, maybe somewhere in Canada. I saw a jack up rig standing by there in 85 and when the clouds lift you can see snow covered peaks above the trees. Oil extraction often occurs in extremely beautiful places. The north slope of the Brooks Range in winter is one of the most picturesque landscapes I've yet to see.

    I also tripped pipe at a deep rig so far up into the Wyoming Range that they had to blow the mountain above is to release it's snow load so it wouldn't come down all at once and cover the rig. It was two hours to get to a hard surface road going fast.

    I understand what the advertisement was getting at. They were trying to anger single women or unmarried women by repeating some sexist remarks from a Chinese official.

    Mostly my take away is a bunch of people in the city in warm houses with cats bitching about the oil that keeps them warm and flies them over the hills and through the woods to grandmothers house. Cities guzzle oil and produce none. Then they complain when beautiful places give it up for them. How much oil for a cat? Where to get the stuff? Hairballs?

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:28:14 PM PST

  •  Confucious say: (2+ / 0-)
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    AmazingBlaise, JeffW

    Fuck these idiots.

    Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

    by franklyn on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:29:58 PM PST

  •  No great shakes (0+ / 0-)

    but posted this last week.

    My opening:

    Ever had late night urges that your fuel simply isn't dirty enough to penetrate into your darkest corners?  If so, Canada has the fuel for you.  And, recognizing the lure of dirty energy, there is now a number to call: the Tar Sands hotline.

    Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

    by A Siegel on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:33:30 PM PST

  •  More like dig, baby, dig! n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    annieli

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:45:28 PM PST

  •  73% top progressive tax rate? (0+ / 0-)

    Peter Diamond, Nobel Prize winner in Economics and current  Professor of Economics at MIT and Emmanuel Saez, Economics Professor at U.C. Berkeley , have proposed a 73% top progressive tax rate in their working paper The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations.

    The paper is quite a slog, but fascinating once you get going.  Greg Mankiw, Mitt Romney's economic adviser, has written a response to the paper here, and Brad DeLong's blog features Antonio Fatas'  dissection of Mankiw's response (and the fallacy of his logic), along with a fascinating comments section here.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:00:05 PM PST

  •  So I'm watching the "liberal" Chris Matthews (0+ / 0-)

    tonight, when Matthews hosts Tom Coburn and Joe Klein in a conversation on deficit.  Not jobs, not economic growth.  Nope, just the deficit, which we need to fix NOW.

    That's all after Matthews tells Coburn how much his (Matthews') kids like Coburn, for reasons that he does not give.

    Matthews closes the segment by giving himself an unbridled plug about his JFK book because, good news, America, it's now in paperback, which new marketing event.

    Alright, I'm done now.

    •  Yeah that grated on my nerves as well (0+ / 0-)

      This "conventional wisdom" idiocy that entitlements must be cut is really too much.  The only thing that must be cut is the Bush era tax cuts for the upper 2% and the ridiculous spending going on at the Pentagon.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:42:54 PM PST

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  •  why is Plouffe talking about cuts to (0+ / 0-)

    medicare & medicaid?  Sorry folks but I am getting really bad vibrations already.  Why do we need cuts to the entitlement programs?  Didn't we do enough to them in the ACA?  Bad idea to make them part of the deal on taxes.

    In fact, we don't need a deal on taxes.  Let all of the Bush tax cuts expire and fight in the 113th Congress to restore middle class tax cuts.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:22:22 PM PST

  •  The video is dumb & doesn't accomplish anything (0+ / 0-)

    If whoever did that video thought they were accomplishing something useful or they were persuading anybody of anything....I'd suggest they stop thinking like Gasland wannabees and start thinking like the responsible natural resources, environment & energy stewards like they should be.

    Here's some divergent thinking for Michigan environmentalists:

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

  •  On a walk on the local beach found a lawn chair (0+ / 0-)

    I have to wonder did it come from Fukushima?

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Lefty Coaster on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:03:14 PM PST

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