dailykos:

Labor Day Weekend.

dailykos:

Labor Day Weekend.

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And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

There are no words.

greenthepress:

So who are the Koch Brothers anyways? 
Here are the facts: 
They have an enormous political influence: Associated Press said they are “shaping politics” this year, and three GOP candidates credited them for their success.
They are Big Oil barons, who made their fortune on oil refining and continue to get the bulk of their wealth from the fossil fuel industry.
They spend far more than any “liberal equivalents,” and they spend in line with their financial interests.
They use shady operations and "dark money" to fund their interests.
They pretend to advocate economic liberty, but they attack renewables exclusively while defending fossil fuels.
They claim to have a good environmental track record but their company is responsible for hundreds of oil spills, paid hundreds of millions in fines, and even caused deaths.
They push an extreme agenda. 
Read more Myths and Facts about the Koch Brothers
Photo from Greenpeace

greenthepress:

So who are the Koch Brothers anyways? 

Here are the facts: 

  • They have an enormous political influence: Associated Press said they are “shaping politics” this year, and three GOP candidates credited them for their success.
  • They are Big Oil barons, who made their fortune on oil refining and continue to get the bulk of their wealth from the fossil fuel industry.
  • They spend far more than any “liberal equivalents,” and they spend in line with their financial interests.
  • They use shady operations and "dark money" to fund their interests.
  • They pretend to advocate economic liberty, but they attack renewables exclusively while defending fossil fuels.
  • They claim to have a good environmental track record but their company is responsible for hundreds of oil spills, paid hundreds of millions in fines, and even caused deaths.
  • They push an extreme agenda. 

Read more Myths and Facts about the Koch Brothers

Photo from Greenpeace

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Fully transparent rain forest frog

Reason #324 why we should stop the destruction of the rainforests as well as all old growth forests.

 

Fully transparent rain forest frog

Reason #324 why we should stop the destruction of the rainforests as well as all old growth forests.

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Coal is a killer

"Furthermore, coal burning contributes some 40 percent of total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) estimates that coal mining and burning cause a whopping $62 billion worth of environmental damage every year in the U.S. alone, not to mention its profound impact on our health."

-Quoting someone referencing a Scientific American article.


lonelyetntomologist:

Cicada, Zammara smaragdina by Andreas Kay on Flickr.
Looks like Turquoise and black agate pietra dura with amber stain glass window

lonelyetntomologist:

Cicada, Zammara smaragdina by Andreas Kay on Flickr.

Looks like Turquoise and black agate pietra dura with amber stain glass window

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emergentfutures:

Implanted neuronal stem cells generate neurons and synapses, becoming a functioning part of mouse brain


Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have grafted induced neuronal stem cells (iNSC) into the brains of mice, with long-term functionality and stability, for the first time. Six months after implantation, the new neurons, reprogrammed from skin cells, became fully and functionally integrated into the brain, creating synapses and glial cells.
This successful implantation of neurons raises hope for future therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, replacing sick neurons with healthy ones — in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients, for example. However, “successes in human therapy are still a long way off,” cautioned principal investigator Prof. Jens Schwamborn.

Full Story: Kurzweil

emergentfutures:

Implanted neuronal stem cells generate neurons and synapses, becoming a functioning part of mouse brain

Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have grafted induced neuronal stem cells (iNSC) into the brains of mice, with long-term functionality and stability, for the first time. Six months after implantation, the new neurons, reprogrammed from skin cells, became fully and functionally integrated into the brain, creating synapses and glial cells.

This successful implantation of neurons raises hope for future therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, replacing sick neurons with healthy ones — in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients, for example. However, “successes in human therapy are still a long way off,” cautioned principal investigator Prof. Jens Schwamborn.

Full Story: Kurzweil



Id’ like to live in a society in which it’s generally agreed that trees like this, and all old-growth forests for that matter, have great intrinsic value, whereas the alleged rights of developers to cut them down and set up shopping centers, casinos, hotels, and highways in their place are absolutely denied.

Id’ like to live in a society in which it’s generally agreed that trees like this, and all old-growth forests for that matter, have great intrinsic value, whereas the alleged rights of developers to cut them down and set up shopping centers, casinos, hotels, and highways in their place are absolutely denied.

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