Hello to you. How are you doing from where you are at this moment in your time? It’s about 9:16 am as I begin writing to you. I just finished watching the C-SPAN video I’ve shared of Bernie Sanders addressing the Democratic National Convention. Honestly, I couldn’t get through all of it because it just hurt too much. Like many of the women I saw in the crowds there…I wanted to cry too. I couldn’t listen to Bernie say nice things about Hillary Clinton and all she plans to do for this country that sounded a lot like what he was going to do…not her. It is highly unlikely, with our electoral college system such as it is, that my vote at a registered Democrat in the red state of Texas is going to change anything regardless if I make a mark by Hillary’s name or write Bernie’s name on the ballot…..I will be doing the latter. Unless Bernie Sanders were to come to my door and ask me…fuck BEG ME… in person to vote for Hillary….it’s not going to happen. As the writer Mark Twain said long ago….”If voting truly mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it.” I am beginning to believe this is true and I am ashamed of myself. I am ashamed of my country.
This quote sums up the American political process as it seems to me….
Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the election “has never been about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders,” instead “This election is about ending the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that we have in America today.”
The American political process has been reduced to a rigged horse race where most of the horses have broken legs before the race even begins…….(me)
Was good to see this next article….it’s a good start but there is far more that needs to be done and I hope the EPA gets the balls to do it!
WASHINGTON — The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions.
Jet engines spew significant amounts of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, into the upper atmosphere, where they trap heat from the sun. But proposed rules such as imposing fuel-efficiency standards have faced stiff opposition from aircraft makers and commercial airlines.
Aircraft emissions were not addressed as part of the landmark global climate agreement agreed to in Paris in December.
“Addressing pollution from aircraft is an important element of U.S. efforts to address climate change,” said Janet McCabe, EPA’s acting assistant administrator for air and radiation. She said aircraft are the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. transportation sector, and that is expected to increase. Cars and trucks already are regulated.
The EPA’s findings do not apply to small piston-engine planes or to military aircraft.
A U.N. panel in February recommended new emissions standards for international flights that require an average 4 percent reduction in fuel consumption during the cruising phase of flight. The new regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organization require that new aircraft designs meet the standards beginning in 2020, and that designs already in production comply by 2023.
Environmental groups have criticized the new international standards as too weak to actually slow global warming. Planes burn the most fuel during takeoffs and landings, while cruising at high altitudes is the most fuel-efficient period.
Environmentalists say aviation accounts for about 5 percent of global greenhouse emissions, though the U.N. and EPA cite studies concluding it’s actually less than 2 percent.
The EPA finding announced Monday is expected to result in similar limits on domestic carriers, which critics say is long overdue.
“People should not have to choose between mobility and a healthy climate,” said Marcie Keever, legal director for the environmental group Friends of the Earth. “The EPA’s nine-year delay on regulating aircraft emissions failed the American people. Now it’s time for the Obama administration to issue a strong rule, to hold the aviation industry accountable.”
Something that I have been working on for several years now is in regards to my “personal power.” For much of my life, mostly on a subconscious level, I have without meter given my energy aka my personal power away to people, places and things that do nothing more than feed on it. The type of energy I’m referring to is the energy that sparks from compassion. In the headlines, once again, and I’m so disgusted I’m not even being specific, we have more shootings, more bombings, hostage taking….just bullshit. In my opinion, the people “responsible” for these acts are seeking the personal power of the world that stems from the emotion… Fear. When they make us “afraid” we give them our “fear energy” and for some people, negative attention is better than no attention at all. A fate worse than death is to be forgotten! A tide is rising of people who want to make their mark on the world and they are using Fear to do it.
How do we take away their Fear “energy” source? We do not mention their names AT ALL ANYWHERE! Only the names of the victims and the locations of the actions should be mentioned and how important they were and still are to this world. I have been saying this since the Columbine shootings! Is it important to study these perpetrators and the “why’s” of their behavior and actions? Of course! But NOT on the public stage where THEY want it! Each and every time these acts of violence occur, more time is spent by the media on the perpetrators than on those who were victims of the behavior. This only bolsters more lone wolves and organizations to do more of the same….they get to be famous! They gain more of the “oil” of the human condition…FEAR energy.
A Fate Worse Than Death is to be FORGOTTEN! Erase their “names”, take away their power. Harry Potter author J.K Rowling kind of alluded to this with “he who shall not be named….”
This technique has worked against us in our shared past..look at most of our written history and who wrote it? The other cliche….”History is written by the winners.” We could make this technique work to our advantage now.
Changing gears completely….fun stuff! Morrigu DeAngelic is back! For 4 more days at least…that’s the length of the free trial! I got pictures of her as she looked when he first got into the game yesterday…she was blonde and now she’s brunette! In the photo gallery I added Taylor Swift and Sophie Hunter because they kind of look like Morrigu with her two different looks. When we originally created Morrigu, she had our favorite hair color and that was red! Anyhew…it’s been about a year and she hasn’t changed at all LOL! Ah the beauty of video game avatars is eternal or as as long as a video game server allows them to! It’s fun! Here’s a link to main FFXIV website: http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/
Thinking about Jonathan Rhys Meyers…tomorrow is his 39th birthday! Saw this article and agree with 2 of the 3 only because Kyle and never watched Blood Ties.
http://moviepilot.com/posts/4009161 – 3 Vampire Series That Could Have Been Successful (Kyle and I loved Moonlight and Dracula, never saw Blood Ties).
Vampires, for the most part, have always been successful on the small screen (as well as on the silver screen). In most recent years, we’ve had True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Penny Dreadful just to name a few. Prior to that, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Forever Knight, and even Dark Shadows proved that no matter what decade we were living in, viewers were interested in vampires. Maybe that’s why the we found the premature cancellation of three exciting vampire shows disappointing. We knew that, given a chance, these three programs could have grown into phenomenons.
(Well in my world, Moonlight and Dracula ARE Phenoms! They actually made it into our DVD collection and we don’t typically buy movies or television shows unless we plan to watch them much more than once!)