First Commercial Ship Sails Over The Northwest Passage: “I Didn’t See One Cube Of Ice”

From the Climate Progress blog:

Desgagn’s Transarctik used the MV Camilla Desgagn’s because it is a super ice-class vessel, said Waguih Rayes, the general manager of the company’s Arctic division.

Rayes, who was on the vessel during its trip through the Northwest Passage, said the company informed the coast guard, which put an icebreaker on standby.

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The Solutions Are Waiting

This is an cool animated video that lays out the global warming / climate change in an easy presentation. It’s rather cool, worth watching and at the end, you can pick and choose from their solutions.

The Solutions Are Waiting

Please watch, you’ll find it interesting and amusing, I did. Especially the armed fortress.

Now, sticking to the pessimist view, I don’t buy into the solutions presented at all. The proof is always in the pudding, and nobody is making this pudding yet.

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Climate News

I came across two articles today that deal with the same subject, from the same report.  However, the difference in their reporting is quite remarkable.

This is nothing new, skeptics or deniers will use the same data sets and the same reports to bolster their claims, and proponents will do the same, each cherrypicking their data to report on.

Here they are:

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Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

I thought this headline was a joke, but it is not:

A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a store Friday morning, police and witnesses said. Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

Only a matter of time before the stupid sheep would kill one of their own.

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Defenders of the Earth – A Call For Global Action

Since its inception, this blog has concentrated on many issues relating to the human condition within the framework of civilization: human rights, greed, corruption, justice, equality, environment, politics, tyranny, war, collapse, survival, primitivism, sustainable living and above all, common sense and the transparency and folly of our present world.

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Hope In Common

[This is an excellent article bringing up several important points – Admin]

Hope in Common – David Graeber

We seem to have reached an impasse. Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. Organized resistance appears scattered and incoherent; the global justice movement a shadow of its former self. There is good reason to believe that, in a generation or so, capitalism will no longer exist: for the simple reason that it’s impossible to maintain an engine of perpetual growth forever on a finite planet. Faced with the prospect, the knee-jerk reaction””even of “progressives”””is, often, fear, to cling to capitalism because they simply can’t imagine an alternative that wouldn’t be even worse.

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Revolutionary Thinking

I’ve been kinda “holding it in” lately, on purpose. Lots of hoopla and hoorah and blah blah going on out there in Net land, but it doesn’t really mean much. Actually, it doesn’t mean anything at all and I’m not going to pass it on.

The crash / collapse is progressing nicely however. This isn’t b.s., or blah blah. Big bad chunks of news each and every day, piling up the evidence to stratospheric heights.

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U.S. Pledges $7.7 TRILLION

Is it ok if I laugh now? I mean, a real big belly shaking hilarious kind of laugh?

Our government is so stupid, so insane and so out of control, that laughter is got to be better then pulling your hair out by the roots.

The only thing stupider are the people still playing in today’s Russian roulette version of the stock market.
I watch this thing go up, then go down, then go up and then go down, each time Congress or Bernanke or Paulson promise something that they cannot possibly deliver.

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