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Clarence B. Jones

Teachers and Mentors Who Made Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Who They Are Today?

Clarence B. Jones | October 26, 2016 | Politics
Jonathan D. Greenberg, Scholar in Residence at The Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law School co-authored this article with me. ******************** We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects...
Gaia's Eye

Why Animal Lovers Need To Stop Donald Trump And The GOP -- #AnimalsAgainstTrump

Gaia's Eye | October 26, 2016 | Green
Dear America: If I told you that billions of wild animals’ lives were on the line in this Presidential election, as well as in widely ignored Senate and Congressional races across the country, would you assume I’m exaggerating? If I told you that the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, the extinction of thousands of species, with repercussions that will echo for literally millions of years to come, depends on the actions of American voters on Nov. 8th, would you pause for a moment to consider how, and why that could possibly be true? While its widely known that Eric and Donald Trump Jr. enjoy shooting innocent, and often endangered animals for fun, fewer people realize that that same Donald Trump Jr., infamous for posing, ISIS-like with the severed tail of an elephant that he killed for pleasure, along with a prominent anti-animal rights activist are vying for position in the reality TV star’s administration as Secretary of the Interior. If that sounds relatively innocuous to you take note: The Department of the Interior controls 1/5th of the landmass of the United States, including all national parks, inland fresh waters, lakes, rivers and the entirety of the massive oceanic territory under American jurisdiction, (372 million acres of which was recently designated as the Earth’s largest marine reserve by President Obama). But while the Junior Trumps have been working overtime to reach out to sport hunters as part of an explicit campaign to expand the killing of American animals in National Parks, including the 548,000,000 acres of sensitive terrestrial and ocean ecosystems given protection over the last 8 years under Obama’s Executive Orders, (the greatest expansion of protected ecosystems in American, or planetary history) and their father advocates aggressively for the expanded use of coal (responsible for approximately 13,000 premature deaths and 20,000 heart attacks annually, along with being the biggest single source of American GHG emissions) - even these designs do not represent the greatest threat to the animal kingdom, homo sapiens included, posed by Donald Trump and the GOP. In the #AnimalsAgainstTrump video linked above, I will argue why Donald Trump, as well as the serially science-denying flat-Earthers of the modern Republican Party, represent the greatest threat to life as we know it on Earth. I got a little bit of help explaining things courtesy Leonardo DiCaprio, Bernie Sanders, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Jimmy Kimmel, Larry King, Bill Maher, Judie Mancuso, Jane-Velez Mitchell, Moby, Ed Norton, Bill Nye, Simone Reyes, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Russell Simmons, Jon Stewart, Cenk Uygur/The Young Turks and a certain President who recently signed into law the biggest cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions ever made. [See: Clean Power Plan, massive reductions in methane emissions, a doubling of fuel-efficiency standards on American vehicles, vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline, signing an historic global warming pact with China equivalent to not building 22 Keystone XL pipelines, the Paris Climate Accords that Donald Trump has promised to cancel, restoring 7 million acres of bee & pollinator habitat, a 30-fold increase in US solar power generating capacity, along with 70 billion tonnes of GHG reductions signed into law via an international treaty just last week. None of this incorporates the carbon-storage benefits of the millions of acres of wilderness that have been protected by Obama as mentioned above.] As a final thought, the last time Greenhouse Gas Emissions and global temperatures rose at anywhere near the rates that we are witnessing today, it led to what has become known as the “Great Dying,” or officially: the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction Event. 70 percent Of vertebrate animal species on land, and 96 percent of life in the ocean went extinct. Life on Earth did not recover for another 10 million years. With a very short amount of time remaining for the human race to transform our society towards a sustainable civilization, not only can the world not afford to have a climate-denying conspiracy theorist become the most powerful man on Earth for 4, or possibly 8 years, but for any Jill Stein/Green Party supporters who may be reading this, we can also not afford to pretend like we have time to play the political “long game” in the hopes that the Green Party may eventually, maybe achieve any real, tangible progress at some point in the hypothetical future. Green Party supporters should understand better than most that no such future will exist unless we take emergency action immediately, which is why I’ve suggested the concept of a #BlueGreenAlliance, an emergency coalition not only to keep Trump and equally dangerous Republicans from assuming power, but to further improve the Democratic Party’s environmental platform immediately as part of a strategic partnership with the Greens in Swing States and close Senate and Congressional races. That campaign is explained

Are Women Criticized for What They Eat?

Quora | October 26, 2016 | Women
Are women criticized for what they eat? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Rebecca Massey, day job: health care professional; real job: words, on Quora: "Give that...
Nancy Laws

3 Quantifiable, and Actionable Business Strategies With Nicole Walters

Nancy Laws | October 26, 2016 | Business
Nicole Walters is known to many of her Periscope followers as the woman who quit her 6 figure corporate career in front of 10,000 live viewers. While some may call her crazy, she describes it as simply living in her purpose.By simply applying...
Marianna Glynska

Why Is It Important to Attend Business Events?

Marianna Glynska | October 26, 2016 | Business
Business is one of the areas that requires constant movement forward, self-improvement, creativity, and innovation. A lot of business companies or foreign trade corporations often rack their brains to exploit the market internationally. According to the market analysts, China has become...
Anthony Scaramucci

Silicon Valley Frets About Potential Bubble

Anthony Scaramucci | October 26, 2016 | Business
Just because the tech bubble didn't burst this year doesn't mean there isn't one. During the dawn of the smartphone era, startups could raise money simply by pitching themselves as the mobile-first solution to any problem. However, with the hardware market almost fully saturated and software market...
Tina Donvito

Chasing the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow

Tina Donvito | October 26, 2016 | Travel
I've been fascinated with the story of the Headless Horseman ever since I was a little girl watching the somewhat frightening animated Disney short. My young interest grew as I learned, through the Judy Blume classic Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, which...
Matthew Bird

Why More Companies Are Partnering with the UN to Improve Growth and Sustainability Goals - Part 1

Matthew Bird | October 26, 2016 | Business
Few American companies know about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and even fewer know how to leverage the power of global partnerships to help both promote a sustainable planet while growing their bottom-line. Those in the know are becoming the...
Traci L. Slatton

When Breath Become Air by Paul Kalanithi: A Review

Traci L. Slatton | October 26, 2016 | Books
There came a moment when the slow accretion of small health issues became something intractable, something I couldn't ignore. My husband said, "Go to the doctor." He insisted that I make an appointment with a doctor we both knew as thorough, creative, and aggressive in her approach. A battery of...
Nancy Laws

Vidgo Set to Take Live Streaming to a New Level

Nancy Laws | October 26, 2016 | Technology
Staying connected to the outside world is now more important than ever. Everybody likes to have access to information and entertainment, but it used to be accepted that you abandoned this access whenever you left the house. Likewise, traveling abroad or otherwise being away from home meant that you could...
D.D. Kellington

Hollywood's Special Effects Makeup Master, Richard Redlefsen, Transforms Your Favorite Celebrities

D.D. Kellington | October 26, 2016 | Entertainment
Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me Making actors look injured, aged and sometimes unrecognizable is the goal of Richard Redlefsen. He's the man behind-the-scenes making the unbelievable look real. As one of Hollywood's most sought-after special effects makeup (SFX) artists, he transforms...
Jules Kortenhorst

China Can Slash Energy Use and Emissions at Net Economic Benefit

Jules Kortenhorst | October 26, 2016 | Business
By Jon Creyts and Jules Kortenhorst, Rocky Mountain Institute In September, set among Hangzhou's ancient gardens and shimmering new buildings, China and the U.S. announced that they were formally joining the Paris agreement to combat climate change. It was the latest demonstration of joint leadership by the two countries on...
The Conversation US

Here's How the Next President Could Work with Congress to fix Obamacare

The Conversation US | October 26, 2016 | Politics
By J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University As we all know by now, The Donald wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act while Hillary wants to fix it. But what does that mean, and how would they do it? The first question is what...
Celia Wexler

"Cafeteria Catholics" Are in Good Company

Celia Wexler | October 26, 2016 | Religion
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas has called Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine a "cafeteria Catholic." He called out Kaine, a practicing Catholic who has spoken very seriously about his spirituality, for distinguishing between his duties as a public official - and his support for a woman's right...
Valerie Jarrett

Together We Thrive: A Better Future For All Women And Girls

Valerie Jarrett | October 26, 2016 | Women
I've seen what works and what doesn't. We know what the solutions are and we have a blueprint for how we can continue to do the important research to find our way and ensure that every girl and every women has an opportunity to compete on an even playing field in this greatest country on earth.
Suzannah Galland

Release Your Inner Witch: Celebrating Wickedness This Halloween

Suzannah Galland | October 26, 2016 | Women
Do you want to get into the monster spirit of Halloween, but you just can't cope with wrangling a costume? Don't despair! Why not bring out your bad self anyway? After all, Halloween is a night where all hell breaks loose and witches celebrate their dark rituals - so why...

How Has Israel Changed in the Last Decade?

Quora | October 26, 2016 | Travel
How has Israeli culture changed in the last decade? What were the major influences? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Diana Stoll and Lin Arison, co-founders of the...
Brooke Adams

How Actress Brooke Adams Covered Up Her Aging Arms

Brooke Adams | October 26, 2016 | Fifty
Our friend Polly Draper offered to loan me a gorgeous sleeveless, backless, floor length, gown of hers. I couldn't imagine that we were the same size, she has a killer body with toned sinewy muscles and a long torso and flat abs.
Vanessa Wakeman

That Feeling in Our Bones: Women and Thought Leadership

Vanessa Wakeman | October 26, 2016 | Women
The Feminine Voice and Thought Leadership My grandmother could predict the weather based on the way her body felt. If her joints were achy, she would announce that rain was coming. I would always give her a puzzled look and she would smile and say, "I can feel it in...
Alex Budak

Choosing To Lead

Alex Budak | October 26, 2016 | Healthy Living
And what a perfect example I realized -- somewhere between sets of burpees and lunges -- that this was also a textbook metaphor for the cyclical nature of leadership.