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Heartland's Climate Change Billboard: HuffPost Follows Publicity Stunt To Its Logical Conclusion [UPDATE]

Heartland's Climate Change Billboard: HuffPost Follows Publicity Stunt To Its Logical Conclusion [UPDATE]

Commented May 4, 2012 at 19:00:13 in Green

“Massive FAIL of credibility by the pollution lobby today.

"All" press is not good press. Unless you are a washed-up rock star like Ted Nugent.”
Arizona Tea Party-Backed Bill Gutting Sustainability Efforts Advances

Arizona Tea Party-Backed Bill Gutting Sustainability Efforts Advances

Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:42:37 in Green

“What a f'in crap-h*le Arizona is becoming.

Why would any tourist want to go there?”

catboycolo on Apr 27, 2012 at 23:56:36

“There are some cool and unique places in AZ, but ,yeah, its Government is going backwards in time quickly...”

Smeagel4T on Apr 27, 2012 at 19:18:49

“It's mostly a matter of the loonies taking control. As in all areas of the country there are plenty of very nice sane people in AZ. The current problem is, they're not the ones running the government at this time.”

gerald1961 on Apr 27, 2012 at 19:03:23

“No one "wants" to go there, its where they send old people to die, oh sorry, retire.”
Kathleen Sebelius Decries 'Cynical Attempt To Roll Back Decades Of Progress In Women's Health'

Kathleen Sebelius Decries 'Cynical Attempt To Roll Back Decades Of Progress In Women's Health'

Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 18:38:21 in Politics

“The government isn't going into the churches. But it is regulating businesses run by the church as if they were regular businesses. Universities and hospitals hire thousands who deserve the same benefits as every other American.

Don't want to play by those rules, these businesses lost tax exempt status.”
Rahm Emanuel: Chicago Coal Plants Must Clean Up, Activists Call For Their Closure

Rahm Emanuel: Chicago Coal Plants Must Clean Up, Activists Call For Their Closure

Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 18:34:03 in Chicago

“If citizens find that a local coal plant is polluting beyond the limits set by the Clean Air Act, they can sue the EPA to crack down on the plant. These lawsuits are called "citizen enforcement" and they are built into the big 4 environmental laws. Thanks to Richard Nixon who passed the CAA, and Bush I who made the Act even stronger in 1990.”

Kurfco on Feb 22, 2012 at 18:56:30

“It's my understanding these plants are marching down the timeline ordered by the EPA and this latest maneuver is just local grandstanding. In fact, I suspect Rahm, good politician that he is, knows this is a bandwagon he can jump on, claim credit, but nothing will happen because they can't do it.”
Cutting Short-Lived Pollutants May Not Be As Environmentally Beneficial As Previously Thought

Cutting Short-Lived Pollutants May Not Be As Environmentally Beneficial As Previously Thought

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 19:44:48 in Green

“The reason to stop black carbon is because when it lands on ice, it melts ice faster.
Here is a video that introduces the subject.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBzmfPZ5Pxo
The Arkansas Oil Spill Photos the Keystone Cabal Doesn't Want You to See

The Arkansas Oil Spill Photos the Keystone Cabal Doesn't Want You to See

Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 14:17:43 in Green

“FAA just closed airspace over spill. No more pictures from above.
http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_3_8699.html

littleblackcat on Apr 4, 2013 at 00:58:09

“When they don't want you taking pictures, you KNOW they have something to hide.”
huffingtonpost entry

Epistle to the Ecotopians

Commented May 8, 2012 at 10:38:18 in Green

“I read Ecotopia for the first time in my 40s. It was a book I had avoided for decades dismissing it as "old hippie crap." I found I had internalized many of the values of the book by osmosis. If you are a Callenbach fan, you might enjoy this "youngster's" take on this classic of green lit.
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/a_child_of_dystopia_reads_ecotopia
7 Reasons Not To Own A Car

7 Reasons Not To Own A Car

Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 14:15:40 in Books

“Selling my car felt like having a tumor removed from my brain.”
Why I'm Not an Environmentalist

Why I'm Not an Environmentalist

Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 18:59:12 in Green

“Nice introduction to an argument. But it leaves the reader asking, "Well, what are you then?"

Your description at the top says "entreprenuer."

If you envision a way that market capitalism can save humanity from itself,
as John Lennon so famously said, "We'd all love to hear the plan."”

Komrade Killjoy on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:03:32

“market capitalism gave you all the technology you've demanded be built. Solar panels, windmills, fuel cells, hybrid vehicle, etc. What is your plan?”

Jorge Escondido on Apr 25, 2012 at 21:18:38

“Did you seriously just use the words of a song that bashes communism to bash capitalism? Really? Trust me, child, John Lennon was no anti-capitalist marxist. Not by a long shot. As a kid myself attending an LA Rams game, I personally saw John Lennon, Governor Ronald Reagan and Howard Cosell chumming it up in a press-box. If Lennon was anything like you, that wouldn't have happened. Lennon was all about peace and love, but he didn't trust the government to deliver "fairness", as no sane person should. So if you want to quote somebody, quote somebody from your side of the political spectrum - or as the Great John Lennon would've said, " but if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow, and you know it's gonna be..... allright".”

Shawn de Montaigne on Apr 25, 2012 at 20:43:25

“Why does "entrepreneur" necessarily imply, as you have, that the author is a market capitalist?

Why do so many environmentalists hate humanity?

It's sad that while we condemn the GOP and their ilk for fundamentalistic stances, we refuse to see, on this side, that so many of us are guilty of the very same thing!”

hp blogger Lisa Curtis on Apr 25, 2012 at 20:36:09

“Good question. My point with using myself as an example is that many people who act in environmental ways don't necessarily identify with traditional definitions of environmentalism, as illustrated by the polls I quoted.

But to your point regarding myself personally, I identify as a social entrepreneur who wants to harness market forces to create social and environmental change. I don't believe that market capitalism alone can save humanity from itself but I do think that smartly designed companies (like B Corporations) can do a lot. People act in their own self-interest, the key is to harness that self-interest for social change.”
Don't Derail Transportation Jobs

Don't Derail Transportation Jobs

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 19:32:42 in Politics

“And the bill is being larded up with non-germane riders that have nothing to do with transportation.

One rider would kill off rules to limit air pollution limits on unregulated industrial power plants.
http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2012/collins-amendment-to-transportation-bill-puts-8-100-lives-at-risk
Climate Denial Bombshell (Update)

Climate Denial Bombshell (Update)

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 13:52:25 in Science

“#Denialgate seems to be catching attention of media around the world. Check twitter for the latest.”
Keystone Pipeline: House Energy And Commerce Committee Advances Plan

Keystone Pipeline: House Energy And Commerce Committee Advances Plan

Commented Feb 7, 2012 at 19:18:50 in Green

“An amendment to ban export of #KXL crude in House fast-track bill was rejected today.
This project is all about oil exports, now. It has nothing to do with "energy independence." http://t.co/8FazcxYn

Kurfco on Feb 7, 2012 at 20:37:13

“The export ban was killed because it was idiotic. Periodically idiotic things don't get through.”

Red Russet on Feb 7, 2012 at 20:21:40

“Never did have any benefit to the US, just a few jobs, to be terminated when the leaky thing is built.”
Obama Recess Appointments: Justice Department Says They Are Constitutional

Obama Recess Appointments: Justice Department Says They Are Constitutional

Commented Jan 12, 2012 at 11:58:49 in Politics

“Domestic spying under Bush was okayed by John Yoo. The program was largely operated out of Cheney's office. We still don't know much about what they did.”

FredSanders on Jan 12, 2012 at 13:50:45

“I hope John Woo is prosecuted also.”
Oakland Police Critically Injure Scott Olsen, Iraq War Vet, During 'Occupy' March: How You Can Help

Oakland Police Critically Injure Scott Olsen, Iraq War Vet, During 'Occupy' March: How You Can Help

Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 21:26:06 in Impact

“Your weren't out there. The protesters were students, teachers, homeowners, business owners.

They were attacked by the police.

If you want to be mad at someone, call the mayor and ask how much her police riot cost you as an Oakland taxpayer. That has been my question all day.”
Glenn Beck: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Will 'Kill Everybody' (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Will 'Kill Everybody' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 10, 2011 at 21:29:45 in Media

“He really seems in need of attention.

Medical attention.”
huffingtonpost entry

Sarah Churman, Deaf Woman, Hears Herself For First Time (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 2, 2011 at 11:50:49 in Impact

“I have lived for decades with crippled knees from hemophilia. Finally my choice was, take action or end up in a wheelchair at 45. One week ago, I awoke in the hospital with two new knees that will allow me to enjoy adventures with my lovely new wife. Feeling so blessed to live in an era of advanced medicine. Sobbed like a baby, in front of a bunch of tough ortho docs! This video made me cry, again. It comes from a very deep place. When such a hurdle you have faced your entire life is removed, what next? The possibilities overwhelm.”

TheIndependenceParty on Oct 2, 2011 at 17:32:10

“Excellent news. As I used to say to patients I met in the hospital with knee and hip replacements, ... "You are good for 50,000 more miles!"

Congratulations BrianSmith!”

Heidi Dietrich on Oct 2, 2011 at 16:29:13

“I hear you on that. I had my kneecaps realigned and it was awesome. I knew it worked right from the start. Do you mind if I ask how hemophilia cripples knees? I know that's a blood disorder right? I don't understand how it affects bones.”

gracecampbell59 on Oct 2, 2011 at 14:00:53

“God is good!!!”

MAB on Oct 2, 2011 at 13:23:09

“Congratulations to you, sir!”