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We started down the road to alternatives some forty years ago, I was installing or on job sites where they were, only to be effectively blocked, by the special interests who today continue with the deniers and paid off government representatives in federal and state, in advancing the growth of another huge profitable industry to what we had already been building in many area's and envied by the rest of the planet. We should have been a World leader in all alternative since that time! As a recent Pew Report says we're falling rapidly behind many, who also have our once innovative trades and manufacturing, in the World Market on alternative products, innovations in along with R&D as to the new, we've ramped up that R&D but for the most part the others build what's developed here as same has been going on for the past some thirty years and growing. The usual are the players for the special interests, brings up thoughts about the secret energy meetings of cheney during the bush administration, they run on jobs and economic growth while doing nothing related to but attack that which we had built taking it down further and behind the others!

Obama signals new focus on climate change

The president is expected to use executive and Environmental Protection Agency authority initially to avoid another fight with Congress, but legislation may follow.

WASHINGTON — January 22, 2013 - After President Obama finished his inaugural speech Monday, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) thanked him for mentioning climate change, a topic environmentalists said Obama had avoided during much of his first term.

"I did more than mention climate change," the president told Waxman.

In discussing the urgency of climate change before a national audience, the president elevated the issue into the top tier of second-term priorities that include fiscal reform, gun control and immigration reform.

"We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations," he said Monday. "Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms."  read more>>>

Can we get back to what our granparents, parents built and us older folks grew into only to see it fade away or stagnate, we can if what we do in research and development is manufactured here, trouble is we've already fallen far backwards as those that once envied advance in all those area's and rapidly in alternative energy, even the fossil fuel suppliers. Can we rebuild the innovative into the highly experienced workforce of needed trades workers, learned by working working with those already having developed the experience, who knows, it'll take time but there still are some that work the trades here to teach those coming into. Can we reverse what we humans have done, we've come a long way in some area's, remember the damaging acid rains to our forest and causing polluted waterways that would cross state borders, trouble is much of that manufacturing causing wasn't fixed here but just moved to other countries, and we condemn them for causing pollution within their borders and beyond. We've allowed the special interest to control the meme's for far to long, they get wealthier as the masses fall further and further backwards, not sharing in the capital their labor produces while also getting less and less respect in doing so!

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    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 Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:17:55 AM PST

  •  Sometimes I wonder if it's (3+ / 0-)

    some kind of collective amnesia about what real sacrifice led to the "easy street" lots of boomers appear to have discovered and then took for granted, or is it just ignorance at never having had to face that kind of hardship, cooperation or shared sacrifice it takes to really build something? Maybe it can't really be "taught" authentically in the classroom, what true sacrifice or hardship teach, and how deferred gratification can lead to greater achievement (and appreciation of that) later. Whatever causes some to seem to lack appreciation for what goes in to building something great and seemingly perceive only ways to exploit the good for self-interest, I guess those traits are always there. But they do seem more prevalent sometimes. Or maybe those exploitive traits only seem more obvious when the exploiters hypoctrically talk of their dedication to principle while squeezing the goose for all the gold that they can get before wringing its neck for the roasting.

    I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

    by dannyboy1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:05:10 AM PST

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