Monday, April 23, 2012

Only Do Good for Humanity Honor Award

Today we honor and acknowledge outstanding dedication to humanity.

The first honor award has been earned by Paula Reid, Secret Service Special Agent in Charge of the Miami office. Reid, while at the risk of losing her position and career, did not shrink from performing her duties and dismissing agents for “conduct unbecoming” while protecting the President of the United States.

Second, and equally deserving, we honor and acknowledge the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for not shrinking from their love of humanity. Risking excommunication by their Church they have continued to work for the betterment of humanity.

Only Do Good for Humanity


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dance of Intimidation

I was up early this morning working.
Digg, the news service, sent digg digest for the week of 11-18 Apr 2012. It led me to the video of a few people protesting drone warfare outside of the entry gates at Whiteman Air Force Base.

I watched. This video brought tears to my eyes. Not because of the hymn singing or the message offered by Kathy Kelly, a three-time-Nobel-Peace-Prize nominee.

No. I wept because of the unmitigated, police state presentation of intimidation “danced” by the Missouri State Police against a few older, non threatening U.S. citizens who were begging that our government consider spending less on defense.

Asked why authority (power over others) is abused, a friend responded, “Because we can.” Meaning, we have the power so we will use it. In this case, one good thing did happen… the officers didn’t beat the women with their clubs.

"Dance of Intimidation" Performed by the Missouri State Police.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A National Civic Leader Has Emerged

With the announcement by Pew Charitable Trusts of its collaboration with former Gov. Jennifer Granholm to launch a national campaign for clean energy policies that create jobs, stimulate innovation, spur investment and enhance America’s competitiveness in the global clean energy race, the national civic leader we so desperately need has emerged.

Gov. Granholm is a proven, competent and articulate advocate for progressive concepts which, if not derailed by the suicidal Republican Party leadership, will lead our nation out of the current recession and into a promising future of sustainable energy. Worldwide, similar programs have been underway for nearly a decade and they are providing not only the impetus for new technology but also large scale employment and renewal of cities and towns.

This is a major moment for our country in many ways similar to the drive to put a man on the moon. The door is now opening toward a new world for us driven by our need to become less dependent upon carbon-based fuels and reduce greenhouse gases. And, while the Sustainable Energy Revolution is already stimulating rapid technological change in solar, wind and hydro energy, the most important change it will bring about is a rebirth of our national “can do” spirit.

Former MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm Joins with Pew Charitable Trusts

Pew Interactive Map: Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2011 Edition

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Now I Understand!

How Did Mitt Make So Much Money And Pay So Little in Taxes?

Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton.