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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

14 November - Quick Notes

Tolstoy's house at Yasnaya Polyana, today a mu...
Tolstoy's house at Yasnaya Polyana, today a museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Penguin Classics 0 14 044.063 1/L63 (Photo credit: scatterkeir)
English: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (commo...
English: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy) (September 9 (August 28, O.S.), 1828 – November 20 (November 7, O.S.), 1910) was a Russian novelist, reformer, pacifist and moral thinker, notable for his ideas on nonviolent resistance and his contribution to Russian literature and politics. Česky: Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoj (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tolstoy's wife Sophia and their daughter Alexandra
Tolstoy's wife Sophia and their daughter Alexandra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
portrait of Leo Tolstoy
portrait of Leo Tolstoy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Leo Tolstoy 1848
Leo Tolstoy 1848 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"Lev Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana", 19...
"Lev Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana", 1908, the first color photo portrait in Russia Français : « Léon Tolstoï à Iasnaïa Poliana », 1908, le premier portrait photographique en couleur en Russie. Suomi: "Leo Tolstoi Jasnaja Poljanassa", 1908. Ensimmäinen Venäjällä otettu värimuotokuva. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Leo Tolstoy Square. Morning.
Leo Tolstoy Square. Morning. (Photo credit: Oleg Mirabo)
 
www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/08/We-are-One-Wake-Up-Open-your-Eyes-change-the-World.html — “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.” ―Leo Tolstoy
► www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/08/We-are-One-Wake-Up-Open-your-Eyes-change-the-World.html — “The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.” ―Leo Tolstoy
 
“FREETHINKERS are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.” ― Leo Tolstoy
 
i hate bullshitters!!'s photo.
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Snow Addiction's photo.
On Top of Eiger Peak, Berner Alpen, Switzerland
On Top of Eiger Peak, Berner Alpen, Switzerland
BP Plc is expected to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea agreement it has reached with the U.S. Department of Justice that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to two sources familiar with discussions. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said that BP will plead guilty in exchange for a waiver of future prosecution on the charges. BP and the Justice Department declined to comment.

 
Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility's plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons.

 
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is seeking to conduct seismic surveying project along the Central Coast of California. The project entails the firing underwater air cannons, every 15 seconds, day and night, for 17 days. Each air gun blast i
s equivalent to a bomb exploding.
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is seeking to conduct seismic surveying project along the Central Coast of California.  The project entails the firing underwater air cannons, every 15 seconds, day and night, for 17 days.  Each air gun blast is equivalent to a bomb exploding.  

By PG&E’s own admission, these tests have the potential to harm or kill thousands of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. 

Here is the estimated number of animals likely to be affected:

Fin whale ..........................................205**
Humpback whale ..............................258**
Blue whale ........................................116**
Minke whale .........................................7
Short Beaked Dolphin .......................920
Long Beaked dolphin ..........................54
Small beaked whale ............................65
Harbor porpoise ............................2,328
Dall's porpoise .................................412
Pacific white-sided dolphin ................98
Risso's dolphin ...................................54
Northern right whale dolphin .............41
Bottlenose dolphin .............................13
Sperm whale ........................................1
Harbor seal ........................................48
California sea lion .........................2,489
Pacific sea otter ................................352**

** denotes federally endangered species

Go to http://seismic.surfrider.org for more info.
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is seeking to conduct seismic surveying project along the Central Coast of California. The project entails the firing underwater
air cannons, every 15 seconds, day and night, for 17 days. Each air gun blast is equivalent to a bomb exploding.

By PG&E’s own admission, these tests have the potential to harm or kill thousands of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals.

Here is the estimated number of animals likely to be affected:

Fin whale ..........................................205**
Humpback whale ..............................258**
Blue whale ........................................116**
Minke whale .........................................7
Short Beaked Dolphin .......................920
Long Beaked dolphin ..........................54
Small beaked whale ............................65
Harbor porpoise ............................2,328
Dall's porpoise .................................412
Pacific white-sided dolphin ................98
Risso's dolphin ...................................54
Northern right whale dolphin .............41
Bottlenose dolphin .............................13
Sperm whale ........................................1
Harbor seal ........................................48
California sea lion .........................2,489
Pacific sea otter ................................352**

** denotes federally endangered species

Go to http://seismic.surfrider.org/ for more info.
Real Coastal Warriors shared Capital District Against Fracking's photo.
Join thousands from across the state & call Governor Cuomo's office tomorrow to tell him that you don't want sham health studies, and you don't want fracking in NY at all because it threatens our health, environment and communities.

http://www.facebook.com/events/359400507488277/
( In the Topical Index under Energy and Water, you will find links on hydrofracking and less referenced information on the effects. Also is a link on toxicity of natural gas, something I looked up remembering their use being reserved for outdoors at one point. )

The "Bible" of Medical Journals Weighs in:
On Fracking & the Public Health
A report issued this month in The New England Journal of Medicine cites fracking as one of four prime examples of an increasing trend whereby legislators, in cooperation with industry, “inappropriately infringe on clinical practice and patient-physician relationships.” http://j.mp/QGvc5W

Like & Share if you agree with the report's conclusion that, "Physicians must have the ability and freedom to speak to their patients freely and confidentially, to provide patients with factual information relevant to their health, to fully answer their patients’ questions, and to advise them on the course of best care without the fear of penalty.”
A report issued this month in The New England Journal of Medicine cites fracking as one of four prime examples of an increasing trend whereby legislators, in co
operation with industry, “inappropriately infringe on clinical practice and patient-physician relationships.” http://j.mp/QGvc5W

Like & Share if you agree with the report's conclusion that, "Physicians must have the ability and freedom to speak to their patients freely and confidentially, to provide patients with factual information relevant to their health, to fully answer their patients’ questions, and to advise them on the course of best care without the fear of penalty.”
NY Has become the POSTER CHILD for CLIMATE CHANGE
as a result of Hurricane Sndy
Fracking in NYS will accelerate Climate Change

Call the NYS GOVERNOR TOMORROW > CALL IN DAY! Ban Fracking!
Are you ready to join our Call-in Day to Cuomo on THURSDAY? CLICK LIKE & SHARE to let everyone know--and RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/359400507488277/
Are you ready to join our Call-in Day to Cuomo on THURSDAY? CLICK LIKE & SHARE to let everyone know--and RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/359400507488277/
( Apparently the AGW bullshit has a positive side )
For the first time in known history, according to the vaccine awareness group SaneVax, a vaccine has been directly linked to causing a serious, adverse event.
lol
False advertising! 

www.sun-gazing.com

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www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/03/think-for-yourself-question-everything.html#George-Carlin — “Children should be taught to question everything. To question everything they read, everything they hear.. ” -George Carlin
► www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/03/think-for-yourself-question-everything.html#George-Carlin — “Children should be taught to question everything. To question everything they read, everything they hear.. ” -George Carlin

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National Review Online (blog)
AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation analysts Bill Peacock and Josiah Neeley today released a new report, The Cost of the Production Tax Credit and Renewable Energy Subsidies in Texas. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), a federal tax credit which ...
Bloomberg
Solazyme to Expand Renewable-Oil Production With Bunge, ADM. By Andrew Herndon - 2012-11-14T21:42:18Z. Solazyme Inc. (SZYM), which makes oil products from sugar-consuming algae, will expand production capacity through partnerships with Bunge ...
Heritage.org (blog)
Michigan voters rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment last week that would have imposed a mandate requiring the state's utilities to source 25 percent of their electric sales annually from renewable energy by 2025. Proposal 3, dubbed “25 ...
Huffington Post
"We're going to shoot to have that lease sale in that fall time period," Maureen Bornholdt, renewable energy program manager for the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, said during a public meeting in Boston. The estimated ...
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Human Habitat

Buffalo News
A steep drop in work on energy-related projects caused Ecology & Environment to lose $946,000 during the fourth quarter, the Lancaster-based environmental services firm said today. The loss stemmed from a 17 percent decline in the company's revenues ...
Equities.com
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Fresh data on Chemical Ecology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Ancona, Italy, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The Palearctic ...
Suburban News
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is sponsoring a special science program that will visit grammar schools, high schools and community groups to discuss watershed ecology. This free, 30-45-minute, in-house science presentation relates ...
China Daily
By including the need to promote ecological progress and elaborating on it in the Constitution, the resolution said, the Party has clarified the strategic position of ecology in China's overall development plan. Promoting ecological progress is a long ...
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Water Power

New York Times
It is a life teeming with worry: about children accidentally sipping contaminated water while cooling off with a garden hose, about not having enough clean water for an elderly parent's medications, about finding a rock while cleaning the feeding tube ...
Austin American-Statesman
The board of the Lower Colorado River Authority voted Wednesday to request emergency permission from the state to release less water to rice farmers from the Highland Lakes than required by its water management plan. The emergency plan isn't as ...
San Jose Mercury News
DALY CITY -- As clean up continued Wednesday, residents were concerned about the long-term stability of the hillside slashed open the previous day by a ruptured city water pipe. Watching as crews scooped up the mess on Lausanne Avenue, resident ...
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
The new report Water Woes, by the Endangered Species Coalition, reveals how water management has affected a wide range of species listed under the Endangered Species Act. It's appropriate for this ESC report to focus on water issues, after all, in ...
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