Category Archives: sustainable development

Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plants Show U.S. Danger of Nuclear Power

Will the NRC come clean about how much radiation is seeping into the United States? Could American nuclear reactors withstand similar catastrophes as Japan’s Fukushima plants? What needs to be done to insure the safety of U.S. reactors, especially those on or near earthquake fault lines? Continue reading

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The Epidemic of Lack of Good Education + No Jobs for Arab Youth = Terrorist Breeding Grounds

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What are the Factors that Drive Arab Youth into Terrorist Organizations?   Recently there was a report on National Public Radio from American Abroad Media (AAM) called “Overlooked and Underpaid: Arab Youth in Today’s Economy” regarding the vicious cycle of lack … Continue reading

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Obama Urges Americans to Close the Empathy Deficit

Thank you to Edwin Rutsch who left a comment on this blog about his Culture of Empathy.org website and documentary project. His website contains a historical record of President Obama’s interviews and speeches about the importance of empathy. 2004-11-23 – … Continue reading

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The Most Productive Lame-Duck Session since 1960s

Senate Republicans break with their Minority Leader and Vote to Ratify the New START Treaty President Barack Obama said on Dec. 22, 2010: “This has been a Season of Progress for the American People.” Presidential Press Conference on a Historic … Continue reading

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Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats to Convey their Moral Message

Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats and Progressives to reframe more clearly their moral message to the American people. Is America having a greed crisis? Is that why so many people are unemployed? Is privatization really government for profit? Are tax breaks for the top 1-2% of Americans really public theft? Can Americans remember that empathy is the basis of true democracy and that we need to take social as well as personal responsibility? Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s Touchdown Suggestions for More Jobs

It’s great that Congress just passed the $26 Billion stimulus to save jobs for educators and public employees. However, Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich thinks it is only a “punt” and making the winning touchdown to get more people back to work requires more stimulus funds. Reich offers sage advice with concrete solutions. Anybody listening? Continue reading

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27,000 Oil Wells Abandoned in Gulf for Decades!

50,000 Oil Wells Drilled in Gulf since 1940’s AP Impact: Gulf Awash in 27,000 Abandoned Wells Of the 50,000 oil wells drilled in the Gulf, 23,500 have been “permanently abandoned” and another 3,500 oil wells are categorized as “temporarily abandoned,” … Continue reading

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The Age of Stupid Documentary on Snag Films

Will we ever learn that the Age of Stupid is upon us and we need to shift gears to a different energy development policy that is less dependent on oil? The Age of Stupid documentary will make you think and take action to help people and cats go in a saner and smarter direction that will benefit everyone and everything on this planet. Continue reading

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Top Oil Companies Have Same Environmental Cleanup Plan including Walruses

How is it that the top 5 oil companies have almost identical oil spill remediation non-plans that all include protecting “walruses” in the Gulf Coast? Was there a Cliff Notes environmental plan ghostwriter for BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and ConocoPhillips … Continue reading

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Where is the U.S. Government in Cleaning Up the Oil in the Gulf?

We need a Marshall Plan to clean up the BP oil spill and implement a real sustainable green energy policy to immediately wean ourselves off of oil. It’s time for concrete action. Eight (8) Presidents from Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George G. W. Bush to President Obama have given speeches about the need to wean ourselves off oil. Now is the time to finally implement a real workable action plan for success and turn all the decades of talk into reality. Continue reading

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