Renewable Energy = Upgrade Our Government


60 + + mpg available but not in U.S. because government wants more gas tax money

And here is the link to VW_UK for the stats he mentioned in the video.

And here is the link to VW_UK to learn about their electric car which is not advertised in the U.S.
It comes with a government plug in grant for your home in Europe.

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1.6 TDI 105PS
1.4 TSI 160PS2.0 TDI 140PS2.0 TSI 210PS
Available on modelBeetle
Turbo Silver
Turbo Black
Manual Transmission
Urban (mpg/ltr per 100km)37.2 / 7.655.4 / 5.132.5 / 8.744.8 / 6.328.0 / 10.1
Extra-urban (mpg/ltr per 100km)56.5 / 5.072.4 / 3.953.3 / 5.367.3 / 4.247.1 / 6.0
Combined (mpg/ltr per 100km)47.9 / 5.965.7 / 4.342.8 / 6.657.6 / 4.938.2 / 7.4
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Urban (mpg/ltr per 100km)38.7 / 7.358.9 / 4.8-40.9 / 6.927.4 / 10.3
Extra-urban (mpg/ltr per 100km)56.5 / 5.068.9 / 4.1-61.4 / 4.646.3 / 6.1
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Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson : DON'T FRACK IN MY BACKYARD !

Published time: February 22, 2014 02:36

Exxon Mobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson.
The CEO of ExxonMobil – the top producer of natural gas in the US – has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.
CEO Rex Tillerson and other plaintiffs claim the hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – project will cause unwanted noise and traffic associated with trucking water from the 160-foot tower to the drilling site, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The tower will provide water “to oil and gas explorers for fracing [sic] shale formations leading to traffic with heavy trucks on FM 407, creating a noise nuisance and traffic hazards,” according to the lawsuit. The water tower is owned by Cross Timbers Water Supply Corporation.
Tillerson’s lawyer claims the noise, traffic, and actual fracking does not bother the ExxonMobil CEO, stating that it is the possible depreciation of his $5 million property in Bartonville, Texas that he is worried about.

Fracking is the controversial process of injecting water, sand, and various chemicals into layers of rock, in hopes of releasing oil and gas deep underground. Fracking in a single well can take millions of gallons of freshwater.

Tillerson himself has excoriated fracking regulations amid the practice’s boom across the country.
“This type of dysfunctional regulation is holding back the American economic recovery, growth, and global competitiveness,” he said in 2012, Reuters reported.

In another 2012 interview - with the Council on Foreign Relations - Tillerson said that natural gas production today has been revamped with new technologies, “so the risks are very manageable.”
Yet fracking’s popularity with energy behemoths like ExxonMobil is finding resistance across the US based on more than property values and noise complaints.

Fracking is exhausting water supplies in areas of the country that are suffering from chronic shortages, including Texas.

The practice has also been linked to an upsurge of earthquakes in many areas of the nation.
A recent study showed that the fetus of pregnant woman living within a 10-mile range of a fracking well is in much greater danger of congenital heart defects (CHD) and neural tube defects (NTD). Another recent study found that chemicals used in fracking are suspected of being endocrine disruptors, which “could raise the risk of reproductive, metabolic, neurological and other diseases, especially in children who are exposed to” the materials.

On Thursday, a letter signed by over 1,000 doctors and health professionals was sent by Environment America to President Barack Obama, highlighting many other damaging health and environmental effects associated with fracking.

The group’s concerns about fracking included drinking water contamination, carcinogenic air pollution, acute and chronic health effects, and greenhouse gas emissions.
“Given this toll of damage, the prudent and precautionary response would be to stop fracking,” the letter reads. “Instead, the oil and gas industry is seeking to expand fracking at a frenzied pace, even into areas that provide drinking water for millions of Americans.”
Those living within a half-mile of a fracking site “had a higher excess lifetime risk of developing cancer than people living farther away,” the letter says.

For its part, ExxonMobil told The Wall Street Journal that it “has no involvement” in Tillerson’s lawsuit.  As ThinkProgress points out, there is reason to believe that Exxon’s oil and gas development projects have compromised human health and the environment, much less hurt property values.

One recent example is the company’s spill of up to 7,000 barrels of tar sands oil in a neighborhood of Mayflower, Arkansas nearly one year ago. Locals are still suffering from dizziness, headaches, and nausea – prompting many to move away if their homes aren’t already severely damaged.

“I have friends who still live here. They don’t have a place to go. They have small children...and they’re all sick,” one Mayflower resident told RT recently.
ExxonMobil pays Tillerson $40.3 million a year.

China's Food Supply Threatened By Smog

Scientists liken Chinese smog to ‘nuclear winter’

Published time: February 27, 2014 13:42
Reuters / Stringer
Reuters / Stringer
Air pollution in parts of China is now so extreme it could lead to conditions similar to a “nuclear winter,” scientists say. The smog that covers the country has become so thick it is impeding photosynthesis, potentially disrupting China’s food supply.

China’s pollution problem is reaching crisis point, with acrid smog covering six southern provinces for the past week. Over the last few days a total of 19 cities have recorded levels of pollution drastically exceeding the World Health Organization’s (WHO) safety levels.
Beijing’s concentration of micro-particles small enough to enter into people’s lungs and trigger serious health issues reached 505 micrograms per cubic meter Tuesday. The WHO’s safe level is 25 micrograms per meter.

The toxic smog is having severe consequences, with aircraft being grounded across the country because of poor visibility, roads closing and a significant reduction in tourist numbers. An associate professor at China Agricultural University, He Dongxian, told the South China Morning Post that if these conditions continued, China will experience something akin to a “nuclear winter.”

Reuters / Stringer
Reuters / Stringer

Furthermore, she said an experiment in Beijing in recent months had shown a significant slowdown in photosynthesis (the process by which plants turn light into chemical energy). According to He Dongxian’s tests, chili and tomato seeds that usually take 20 days to sprout could take over two months to grow into seedlings.

"They will be lucky to live at all. Now almost every farm is caught in a smog panic," He Dongxian said, adding that the poor seedling quality would have a severe effect on agricultural output this year.
Beijing authorities have come under fire from environmental organizations this week for failing to activate a red alert – which requires schools to close to minimize the impact of the smog on the public.

"The officials are not proactive enough. They should listen to public opinion when setting the conditions [for the alerts],” said Greenpeace campaigner Huang Wei, adding that the authorities had not met the public’s expectations.

China’s smog problem has begun to affect its neighbors overseas. On Wednesday officials in Kumamoto prefecture in southwestern Japan issued a health warning to residents after a dramatic rise in air pollution levels. Authorities advised people to stay indoors and not to exercise outside.
Ministers from China, Japan and South Korea are set to meet in May to discuss ways to mitigate the rising levels of pollution in the region. China has been criticized by its neighbors for its excessive use of coal-burning power stations.

Reuters / Kim Kyung-Hoon
Reuters / Kim Kyung-Hoon

Corporate Psychopaths Theory of Global Financial Crisis

The Corporate Sociopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis Monday, November 28, 2011

A peer-reviewed paper is set to appear in the Journal of Business ethics which proposes the theory that psychopaths on Wall Street have had a critical role in the global financial crisis.

Psychopathy is defined as the inability to empathize with the feelings of others. A theoretical paper, to be published in the Journal of Business ethics, will analyze the global financial crisis through the lens of the psychopath. The paper is titled “The Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis,” and it is written by Clive R. Boddy.
Boddy describes psychopaths as “the 1% of people who have no conscience or empathy and who do not care for anyone other than themselves.” An echo of the Occupy’s nemesis the 1%? Perhaps.
Of course, this theory is not new—many have theorized a connection between the modern psychological sickness, including Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guatarri in their seminal work “Anti Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.” (Note that schizophrenia and psychopathy are not the same, of course.) Boddy, of course, notes the current tradition in this theory in his paper. I wrote of this connection in “World Wealth Report: Rich Getting Richer,” in which I stated, “Is it not psychopathic, and more particularly sociopathic, that the world’s rich seem to have no problem that they are drawing more water from the well than the rest of us, even as the rich men of the US congressional and executive branches ask for austerity both here and abroad?”
Robert Jay Lifton has spent the better part of the last 60 years defining and cataloguing Psycho-History, so why not open studies into something like Psycho-Capitalism? Or, rather, Psycho-Corporatism? Brett Easton Ellis all but theorized the same thing in “American Psycho” with Patrick Bateman—it certainly needs a greater degree of theoretical work from academics and philosophers and should be made public.
Boddy uses terms such as “dark leadership,” “dark manager” and “imposters as leaders,” noting that business (and government) have more and more been elevating individuals to positions of power who cannot be said to care for the entire organizations that oversee and represent them.
That Boddy is willing to use the term “corporate psychopath” in a peer-reviewed theoretical paper is bold. Boddy deserves to be heard outside the realm of theory, though. His theoretical proposal, which is in fact the argument of all who aren’t dark leaders, should be part of the national discourse.
In the introduction, Boddy writes of corporate psychopaths:
[T]hey seem to be unaffected by the corporate collapses they have created. They present themselves as glibly unbothered by the chaos around them, unconcerned about those who have lost their jobs, savings, and investments, and as lacking any regrets about what they have done. They cheerfully lie about their involvement in events are very persuasive in blaming others for what has happened and have no doubts about their own continued worth and value. They are happy to walk away from the economic disaster that they have managed to bring about, with huge payoffs and with new roles advising governments how to prevent such economic disasters.
Boddy notes that corporate psychopaths have also been termed Executive Psychopaths, Industrial Psychopaths, Organisational Psychopaths, and Organisational Sociopaths.
The author concludes by writing, “When presented to management academics in discussion, the Corporate Psychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis is accepted as being plausible and highly relevant. It provides a theory which uniļ¬es many of the individual interpretations of the reasons for the Global Financial Crisis and as such is worthy of further development.
To read the full paper in PDF format, go here.

We are the 7th Generation

Nothing Changes if nothing changes.

Today is the day before ______________ .

Natural Gas : False Greening of America's Dirtiest Industry Aided And Abetted by Mass Media
blatantly lies about safe fracking on network television, spending millions to convince the public that they are America's energy savior.
They are exempted from reporting and complying with the Safe Drinking Water Act by the Haliburton Loophole thanks to United States politicians.
They are stealing our public lands, drilling in National Parks, stealing our drinking water and farming irrigation water for their own selfish profits.
They are creating the climate change that is causing the water shortages and then stealing the water from farms and people.
They are not America's savior, they are America's destruction run by corporate psychopaths and dishonest politicians.
They use the media so spread lies to you about what they are really doing to our country.

Oil Gas and Government: George Bush Is A War Criminal : He Murdered U.S. Citizens on 9-11

Duke Energy : Sociopaths Selling Dirty Energy & Blocking Clean Energy

Duke Energy : Paying Millions To Kill Solar Power : Sociopaths in charge of your energy.

Duke Energy to lawmakers: Moving toxic coal ash costs too much

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background in Danville, Va. A massive Duke Energy coal ash spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.  AP PHOTO/GERRY BROOME, FILE
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.
In a presentation to a state legislative committee, Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton suggested the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options. The company's proposal is to remove the coal ash from unlined dumps at four of its power plants, but then leave much of what is stored at 10 other sites in place after covering it with plastic and soil.
Environmental groups are calling for new legislation requiring Duke to move all of its coal ash to lined landfills away from waterways following the massive Feb. 2 spill from a collapsed pipe in Eden that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge.
State officials say all of Duke's 33 unlined dumps at 14 coal-fired power plants scattered across the state are oozing out contaminants into groundwater. All told, Duke has more than 100 million tons of the ash, which contains potentially harmful chemicals including arsenic, lead, mercury and chromium.
Newton made no mention of that ongoing pollution as part of his presentation, which included photos of pine trees, waterfowl and deer living at some of the company's older ash dumps closed in the 1970s. He also emphasized recent testing that shows the high levels of toxic chemicals present in the Dan River immediately after the spill have dropped back to within state safety limits.
"We are doing, and will continue to do, what it takes to make this right," said Newton, who repeated his earlier public apologies for the spill.
Earlier this year, Brian Williams, a conservationist with the Dan River Basin Association, took a CBS News crew 20 miles downstream of the coal ash spill at a retired plant in Eden, N.C.
"It was just giant, gray sludge pouring into the river," Williams said. "It's down here on the bottom and it's mixing with the sediment and it's constantly leeching out the toxins that are in the coal ash."
Duke, the nation's largest electricity company, has spent more than $15 million to plug the pipe that collapsed at its Eden plant. It has also begun dredging out large deposits of ash found on the river bottom at three locations, the furthest more than 20 miles downstream in Danville, Va.
The company has said it will pay for the spill cleanup, but may ask state regulators to raise the rates it charges customers for any additional costs incurred as a result of new regulations or requirements at its other sites.
To help illustrate the potential challenge and expense of moving all the company's ash, Newton showed a graphic of what it would take to clear out the 22 million pounds stored at the Marshall Steam Station on Lake Norman, near Charlotte. If workers hauled away a dump truck full every three minutes for 12 hours a day, six days a week, Newton said it would take 30 years to remove all the ash from just that one facility.
Newton also disputed a recent finding by North Carolina environmental officials that Duke broke the law when it pumped out 61 million gallons of contaminated water from one of its dumps into the Cape Fear River, describing a large crack found in an earthen dam there as a "superficial gap" that the company quickly repaired. Newton contended that the pumping was allowed under the company's state-issued wastewater discharge permit.
Molly Diggins, the director the N.C. Sierra Club, was among those who urged lawmakers to pass a new law with firm requirements and deadlines that would make Duke deal with its coal ash pollution in a timely manner.
"Despite being a Fortune 500 company, with profits of $2.7 billion last year, Duke Energy has successfully been allowed to manage its wet coal ash waste as if the clock had stopped half a century ago," Diggins said. "Coal ash is a can that has been kicked down the road for far too long. The Dan River spill was a terrible disaster, but it's opened all our eyes to the reality that we need to deal with our state's coal ash problem now. "

Economic growth is the biggest destroyer of the ecology : Renewable Energy Key To Solution

NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us

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NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us
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Civilization was pretty great while it lasted, wasn't it? Too bad it's not going to for much longer. According to a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses.
The report, written by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center along with a team of natural and social scientists, explains that modern civilization is doomed. And there's not just one particular group to blame, but the entire fundamental structure and nature of our society.
Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can follow when these factors converge to form two important criteria. Motesharrei's report says that all societal collapses over the past 5,000 years have involved both "the stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity" and "the economic stratification of society into Elites [rich] and Masses (or "Commoners") [poor]." This "Elite" population restricts the flow of resources accessible to the "Masses", accumulating a surplus for themselves that is high enough to strain natural resources. Eventually this situation will inevitably result in the destruction of society.
Elite power, the report suggests, will buffer "detrimental effects of the environmental collapse until much later than the Commoners," allowing the privileged to "continue 'business as usual' despite the impending catastrophe."
Science will surely save us, the nay-sayers may yell. But technology, argues Motesharrei, has only damned us further:
Technological change can raise the efficiency of resource use, but it also tends to raise both per capita resource consumption and the scale of resource extraction, so that, absent policy effects, the increases in consumption often compensate for the increased efficiency of resource use.
In other words, the benefits of technology are outweighed by how much the gains reinforce the existing, over-burdened system — making collapse even more likely.
The worst-case scenarios predicted by Motesharrei are pretty dire, involving sudden collapse due to famine or a drawn-out breakdown of society due to the over-consumption of natural resources. The best-case scenario involves recognition of the looming catastrophe by Elites and a more equitable restructuring of society, but who really believes that is going to happen? Here's what the study recommends:
The two key solutions are to reduce economic inequality so as to ensure fairer distribution of resources, and to dramatically reduce resource consumption by relying on less intensive renewable resources and reducing population growth.
These are great suggestions that will, unfortunately, almost certainly never be put into action, considering just how far down the wrong path our civilization has gone. As of last year, humans are using more resources than the Earth can replenish and the planet's distribution of resources among its terrestrial inhabitants is massively unequal. This is what happened to Rome and the Mayans, according to the report.
... historical collapses were allowed to occur by elites who appear to be oblivious to the catastrophic trajectory (most clearly apparent in the Roman and Mayan cases).
And that's not even counting the spectre of global climate change, which could be a looming"instant planetary emergency." According to Canadian Wildlife Service biologist Neil Dawe:
Economic growth is the biggest destroyer of the ecology. Those people who think you can have a growing economy and a healthy environment are wrong. If we don't reduce our numbers, nature will do it for us ... Everything is worse and we’re still doing the same things. Because ecosystems are so resilient, they don’t exact immediate punishment on the stupid.
In maybe the nicest way to say the end is nigh possible, Motesharrei's report concludes that "closely reflecting the reality of the world today ... we find that collapse is difficult to avoid."
Writes Nafeez Ahmed at The Guardian:
"Although the study is largely theoretical, a number of other more empirically-focused studies — by KPMG and the UK Government Office of Science for instance — have warned that the convergence of food, water and energy crises could create a 'perfect storm' within about fifteen years. But these 'business as usual' forecasts could be very conservative."
Well, at least zombies aren't real

Demand Government and Corporate Reforms To End The Use Of Fossil Fuels And Create A Green Energy Future World Wide


Last I checked, we all have brains. I am of the punk rock generation in between the hippies and me"generations, followed by the x generation for those who need to label. Who are we now?  I am sure that the people born after me think that myself, and the people who were born before me left you with nothing but a world that is hoplessly messed up in many many ways. so why not party because all is lost anyway?

This is what has happened to american government in my life time, the U.S. has become a fossil fuel empire world wide and Wall Street, The Military, and The Media are used to protect it. Add injury to insult and some people committed crimes in their sector, financial, military, and government like $100,000 a year salaried Washington D.C. politicians who have an additional $100,000,000 in personal wealth made from insider trading on Wall Street by cheating and not by being a true honest capitalist.

The corporations involved in these transactions pollute the earth, are exempted from EPA regulations, as with Natural Gas Drilling on U.S. soil, an industry exempted from the Clean Water Act by Dick Cheney who profits from the Haliburton company which is an International Military, Oil and Natural Gas contractor. The U.S. governement pays out cash in oil subsidies to highly profitable oil companies and politicians profit from the "success" of these companies. A Green Energy Economy is is not actively subsidized by our government nor is it encouraged by Wall Street Corporations.

Corporations sold mortgages and then profitted by betting against them. They shipped jobs over seas. Discuss this with your friends, and the list goes on. Corporations buy TV commercials and use them to tell you only what they want you to know. They even spin newsmedia  into a commercial for their demigogary, which is within their right to opinion when reporting news, as the owners of the news corporations. This is a good example of why corporations should not have "personhood." The personal financial aspirations of a few are missrepresented as popular opinion by commercial media.

This is how America's leaders party to the end, they keep on doing what they are doing until it is all over. They are trying to convince us to let them get away with it, through lies, distraction and with impunity by order of the laws that they have written for themselves.
SINCE DECEMBER OF 2010 youth have been rising up in: Sudan, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Mirrocco, Jordan, Kuwait, and Lebonon, not to forget China's Tienamen Square in 1989 and the WTO riots in Seattle in 1999. The Occupy Movement has made widespread dissention in America known.

Whatever happened to the love of which our human intellect bestowed
upon all of us to fight for justice in these and so many more battles: 

An end to slavery, a woman's right to vote, the beginnings of equal rights America, an end to the genocide during WWII, an end to the Vietnam War and an end to so many other human inequities: Cambodia, Rowanda, Mogadishu and The Balkans, the confusion in Israel and Palestine, the isolation rof Cuba and North Korea .. workers rights, fail labor, coal mine safety. Are any of these things really won if they are forgotten, or are they just a part of the walk of shame. A walk of shame because our leaders have instigated and bullied their way into these conflicts, and a walk of shame because we allowed them to do it.

It is time for all those in America to step up and drive the final nail into the coffin of the pollution ejaculating zombies in world business and government which have exploited  the world's resources to the brink of the very extinction of human kind and all that will perish with us.

Your family, your neighbors, and the rest of the world needs all Americans to join the struggle for a new Green Energy Economy Industrial Revolution with which to take planet earth and WE ALL whom are all custodians of it into the future. We must restore democracy in our own country as the voice of the people, in the spirit of the very foundings of democratic civilization upon the soil of our own country, and all of likewise peoples and founders of civilization world wide.

We must restore capitolism to the definition of Fair Trade, the very same principal that capitolism was founded upon. A civilized balance between personal wealth and acceptable minimumm quality of life standards. A balance created by a mix of "for profit" and "social programs". Forward thinkers who profit at the raising of quality of life in their community by providing jobs and tax dollars, and forward thinkers who use those tax dollars to build and maintain schools, fire stations, and hospitals, fight for clean air and clean water, and enough food to ensure that these civilized minimum quality of life standards are not only met for every man, woman, and child, but also increased as societies wealth increases.

The presence of every individual on earth today is a participant in the dawning of a new age. Terms like Fair Trade, minimum quality of life standards, food, housing, clean water, clean air and clean dirt no longer just apply to your neighborhood school, fire station, hospital, hardware store, Wal-Mart, gas station, and rhetoric from your local Mayor, they have gone global. We are one civilization. We all want the same things. Our hearts tell us what is civilized and what is not.

xoxoxoxox I love you. Pass it on.