Saturday, October 13, 2018

Adapting to a failed system is an age climate change!

Adapting to a failed system in an age of climate change
We Need Cities of Resistance:
Adaptation to Global Warming’s Cataclysms Is No Longer an Option
FlaglerLive | October 12, 2018
“We can no longer continue with the delusional planning
 that somehow doing ‘less bad or harm’ is sustainable.”
Adapting to a failed system in an age of climate change, as the devastation from Hurricane Michael attests, is failure, not adaptation.
Our nation spent more than
 on recovery from climate disasters last year.  
The historic barrage of hurricanes in 2017—
wiping out Puerto Rico’s and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ 
infrastructure, grinding the city of Houston to a stop, and placing Miami’s downtown streets under water—served as a brutal and costly reminder that our major cities along the coasts have reached a reckoning with the rising tide.
The old adage that a crisis is never a crisis until it is validated by disaster has become a reality for seventy percent of our cities already dealing with flooding, drought, fire and environmental decay.
Cities, towns and campuses can no longer champion the disingenuous framework of climate adaptation plans based on volunteer efforts to recycle, change light bulbs, eat less meat on Mondays or carpool with coworkers that willingly cross a bridge to the future that everyone now knows is on the verge of collapse.
This is the first step toward a regenerative city.
By building on Commoner’s landmark “four laws of ecology,” urban theorist and author
as a natural sequence in planning in an age of climate change.
 “The urban metabolism currently operates as an inefficient and wasteful linear input-output system,” Girardet posited in his groundbreaking work in cities in Europe, Australia, and around the globe. 
“It needs to be transformed into a resource-efficient circular system instead. The only way to overcome notions of ever-greater scarcity is for cities to continually regenerate the living systems on which they rely for their sustenance.”
Following this regenerative approach,
 reduced its carbon emissions by 20 percent from 2007 to 2013, and is on track to become the first carbon neutral city in the world. 
The city galvanized a boom in green jobs, developed walkable neighborhoods powered by solar energy, converted urban waste to compost and revamped local food markets. The city also planted three million trees to absorb carbon.
In an age of climate change, such a vision is not only an essential framework for a new climate resistance.
It may be our only option—for adaptation.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Welcome to Wilmington, Massachusetts

Welcome to our visitor from Wilmington, Massachusetts
To one of many of our posting about Smudging
At
Smudging the correct way
02/02/2011
Yes your town and state should be very familiar with our culture and ceremonies.
However;
Remember that all of the words written on the internet are not worth a hill of beans without the permission from your Creator!
If you are serious about tackling our culture, do not do so until you pray and pray until a blessing from your Creator to ‘get it right’ or it will be a useless gathering run by 
the ‘Trickster’!
Better for you to contact the closest elder for a run through to ‘Get It Right’!
A couple more to read if you are interested?
Smudging
Kinnick - Kinnick

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Republican Party Theme Song

The ‘White Old Poops’ are going; 
the white old poops are going!
Republican Party Theme Song
The Republicans on the committee include Sens. Chuck Grassley (IA), Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), John Cornyn (TX), Mike Lee (UT), Ted Cruz (TX), Ben Sasse (NE), Jeff Flake (AZ), Mike Crapo (ID), Thom Tillis (NC), and John Kennedy (LA).

“Saturday Night Live” kicked off its 44th season this week. 
As to be expected, the topic of the opening skit was Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony last week
 before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Playing the role of Kavanaugh: Cambridge’s Matt Damon, who did a great job capturing Kavanaugh’s look and mannerisms (as well as exaggerating them).
Damon was clearly the star of the 13-minute segment.
Watch: Matt Damon plays Brett Kavanaugh on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The Liberals are coming, the liberals are coming!

Trump has thrown down the
'Gauntlet'.
Where are all of those 1960’s,70's and 80's Liberals’?
This is the Florida Governors take as your governor!
Two hundred and thirty two million dollars.
Money he has made as your governor!
Eighty three million dollars.
In this past year!
This is how your ‘Florida Republican Governor’s’ (All three of them), have been working for you!
And
This last one has the ‘balls’ to tell you
 that your senator, one out of two that has been faithfully working for Florida for the past forty two years (Senator Bill Nelson) 
has not been working???-!!!
Maybe our ‘Liberals have been awakened'?
 Trump and your republican party
 has thrown down the 'Gauntlet'.
And 

Your Democratic Liberals are now picking it up!
Senator Dianne Feinstein D-CA Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, Senator Patrick Leahy D-VT, Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Senator Dick Durbin D-IL, Senator Christopher A. Coons D-DE, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI.
Remember
'We Didn't start the Fire!

 


Monday, September 24, 2018

Amendment #6

Amendment #6
This movement 
like the 
(The Me Too Movement)!

Yes Vote Yes on Amendment #6
Please do not confuse
‘Florida’s Amendment#6 Political Ad’
for the
‘Nations plea for help for victims of crime’!


Equal Rights Amendment

It is so sad when politicians stoop so low that they turn the Equal Rights for Women
(Florida still did not sign this for Floridian Women),
and
‘Equal Rights for “Crime Victims’
into an ad 
fooling you 
for your ‘Vote’!
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/florida-state-lawmakers-reintroduce-bill-to-ratify-equal-rights-amendment/77-506676912


How many followers believe that
 ‘Not one Democrat in all of Congress’ 
endorsed the
‘Equal Rights for “Crime Victims’
 (Amendment #6)?
This is what Florida’s governor is implying 
with his
 ‘Florida’s Amendment#6 Political Ad’
Remembering
Today's congress is full of 

'Mostly Old White Men'
 looking out for 

'Only Old White Men'!
In November 
please help stop this
 'Old White Movement'
For
 'Old White Men'
 in
Congress Movement'?

Saturday, September 22, 2018

When President Marion Hammer Speaks

When President Marion Hammer speaks 
most politicians in the Florida government 
and 
the country listen!
She really does not need a weapon!
Because she scares the bəˈjēzəs out of them!
This is wrong, this is very, very, wrong!

NRA sway: For Florida officials, it’s always Hammer time
A Tampa Bay Times review of hundreds of emails between NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer and the state’s Department of Agriculture found her sphere of influence stretches far beyond gun legislation.
Hammer's singular power over lawmakers, especially Republicans, is the stuff of Tallahassee legend. Just this March, a New Yorker profile detailed how the 79-year-old gun rights champion pushed gun laws through Florida's Legislature, transforming the state into a laboratory for the most contentious gun policies, such as "stand your ground."
Yet according to a Tampa Bay Times review of hundreds of Hammer's emails with the state's Department of Agriculture, her sphere of influence stretches far beyond gun legislation. Emails from 2014 to 2017 show the lobbyist involves herself in a wide array of day-to-day tasks of an agency that was accused five years ago in a lawsuit of being run by the NRA.
The NRA invested millions in these politicians in 2016
By Heather Timmons February 14, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

 How Crooked people win elections!


 How Crooked people win elections!
But first
Who would you rather have helping you in a political run for office,.
‘Mike Pence’ 
or

 ‘Michelle Obama’?
I know, trick question however;
If you need help with your decision 
We can ask Indiana citizens about ‘Mike Pence’
and
We can ask the world about Michelle Obama?


Election supervisors in 32 Florida counties say it's an "impossibility" to produce ballots and other voting materials in Spanish for the November general election. They are facing off in a Tallahassee courtroom today with several advocacy groups who say the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires those counties to produce bilingual ballots. Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Hispanic Federation and three other groups say federal law requires Florida to have bilingual voting materials and poll workers available to people who aren't proficient in English. Those groups flatly argue that Florida is violating the Voting Rights Act and that Puerto Rican voters are "irreparably harmed" by the state's inaction. "There simply is not enough time," the counties argue in court papers filed with U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee.
But the plaintiffs say they approached the counties months ago and asked them to produce bilingual materials, but the counties refused...Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is helping engage voters in South Florida later this month. 
Spanish-language ballots an ‘impossibility,’ 32 counties say
A judge must quickly decide whether newly-arrived Puerto Ricans are covered by the Voting Rights Act

Thursday, August 30, 2018

I Love Catholic’s


I had better love Catholic’s; most of my mother’s family are Catholic’s, Happy Catholic.

Catholic Diocese of Orlando removes priest over child sexual abuse allegations

There are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, according to Vatican figures. 

Catholic’s need to unite under one agreement?

I pray that this unity will have some way for their leaders to marry?

With the simple stroke of a pen by the Pope, a law made by man, can be changed by a man!

Could it be that God and Jesus are being miss quoted?

As a nobody, I take this as, only the soul will be ruptured, not the body and Angels do not marry.

The 'Trinity' has no need to marry they are God!
Jesus said,
“None of us will be married in heaven (Mt 22:23–30)”?
God said,
Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness.”
Jesus is married to the 'Church of Christ'
Revelation 19:6-10


And



Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Married Popes.

Pope Hormisdas (514–523) father of Pope Silverius.

Pope Adrian II (867–872) His wife and daughter both resided with him until they were murdered.

Pope John XVII    (1003) all became priests.

Pope Clement IV (1265–1268) both entered a convent

With the simple stroke of a pen by the Pope, a law many by man can be changed by a man!

Jesus about Marriage at the Resurrection

23 

That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
 24 

“Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him.

25 

Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother.

26 

The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.

 27 

Finally, the woman died.

28 

Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”

29 

Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

30

 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Absolutely nothing gets by the Pope!

Absolutely nothing gets by the pope or the Vatican and here’s why
The Vatican the Roman Catholic Church in Rome

Romulus Augustulus Constantine became sole emperor of Rome
He supported the Church financially, built basilicas, granted privileges to clergy (such as exemption from certain taxes), promoted Christians to high office, and returned property confiscated during the long period of persecution.
His most famous building projects include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
And
In constructing the Old Saint Peter's Basilica Constantine went to great lengths to erect the basilica on top of St. Peter's resting place, so much so that it even effected the design of the basilica and even undertook the challenge of erecting it on the hill where St. Peter rested, making its complete construction time over 30 years from the date Constantine ordered it to be built.
The Vatican City is distinct from the Holy See which dates back to early Christianity and is the main episcopal see of 1.2 billion Latin and Eastern Catholic adherents around the globe.



Pressure on Ireland-bound Pope Francis amid another sexual abuse scandal
By Julia Macfarlane
LONDON — Aug 23, 2018, 5:19 PM ET
The pontiff is to arrive at Dublin Airport Saturday.
Even with huge crowds likely to line the streets of Dublin, sexual abuse survivors are calling for an investigation into historical abuse to be funded by the church.
Pressure mounts on pope for tougher action on abuse scandals
Catherine MARCIANO
August 22, 2018
The US grand jury report accused more than 300 "predator" priests in the state of Pennsylvania of abusing more than 1,000 children over seven decades, sparking a fresh bout of soul-searching among senior Catholics across the world.
Pope Francis under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile
By Associated Press
January 16, 2018

The Roman Empire, at its height (c. 117 CE), was the most extensive political and social structure in western civilization. By 285 CE the empire had grown too vast to be ruled from the central government at Rome and so was divided by Emperor Diocletian (284-305 CE) into a Western and an Eastern Empire. The Roman Empire began when Augustus Caesar (27 BCE-14 CE) became the first emperor of Rome and ended, in the west, when the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed by the Germanic King Odoacer (476 CE). In the east, it continued as the Byzantine Empire until the death of Constantine XI and the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 CE. The influence of the Roman Empire on western civilization was profound in its lasting contributions to virtually every aspect of western culture.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Is Kevin Costner a 'Jokester' or a 'Movie Star'?


Is Kevin Costner a 'Jokester' on just jealous of a real 'Movie Star'? 
For the past eleven (11), years 
visitors to the ABC hit show

 (because Whoopi Goldberg is there), 
have been showing their respect to the 
‘Queen of Actors', 'Whoopi Goldberg'.
Along comes Kevin Costner on the view pushing his film ‘Yellowstone' and hugs everyone except Whoopi Goldberg?
If given a 'Script' Costner is a good actor, Whoopi is a 'Great Actor' and can prove it!
As a comic, Costner is adequate at best, Whoopi is a 'Great Comic' and can prove it!
 Kevin Costner would do poorly as a TV Show host, Whoopi is a 'Great Actor' and can prove it!
Kevin Costner would do poorly as a host at the Oscars, Whoopi was 'Great three times' and can prove it!
If Whoopi Goldberg 
chose to be president, Kevin Costner, 
would not be qualified to carry her 'Spittoon'!

He needs to do a lot more than hug her!
Dec 26, 2017 - PHOTO: Whoopi Goldberg is the moderator on ABCs "The View" which ... “The Long Walk Home,” “Soapdish,” “Sister Act,” “Made in America,” “Boys ... She has been the moderator and co-host of ABC's “The View” since 2007.
Whoopi Goldberg is ready to ring in her 10th anniversary at “The View.” The Oscar-winning actress will return as the moderator for the show’s 21st season this fall, Variety has learned.
Her contract renewal is an important one for ABC, as Goldberg has been the glue that’s kept “The View” together since creator Barbara Walters retired in 2014.
By focusing on political stories under Trump’s presidency, ratings for “The View” this season are at its highest in three years. The show averaged 2.6 million viewers last week, beating “The Talk,” which tends to veer away from politics in favor of pop culture. And “The View” has landed big guests over the last year, such as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
Whoopi Goldberg isn’t going anywhere!
The actress, comedian and television host had hinted earlier that this season might be her last on The View, but she had a change of heart.
She made an announcement about her future on The View during a visit to The Tonight Show Tuesday.
“My daughter called me and she said, ‘I really don’t think it should be this year. I think you need to give it another year because we just had this new election, and who knows what’s going to happen, so I’d like you to stick around,’” Goldberg said.
“So when they asked me again, I said, ‘Well, OK, I will do more.”
Biography

Monday, July 30, 2018

Jeff Sessions running a 'religious liberty task force'


People!
Having 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions 
running a
'religious liberty task force' 

Is like having ' old slewfoot 

(Lucifer), 
running
 every Mosque 
every Synagogues 
and 
every 'bible study'
 in 
every school in the Americas 
(North and South America)! 

Sessions announces 'religious liberty task force'
Provided by The Hill Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Department of Justice is creating a "religious liberty task force."
Sessions said the task force, co-chaired by Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio and the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy, Beth Williams, will help the department fully implement the religious liberty guidance it issued last year.
The guidance was a byproduct of President Trump's executive order directing agencies to respect and protect religious liberty and political speech.
Sessions said on Monday that the task force will "ensure all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations."
The announcement came during the department's religious liberty summit.
Sessions said the cultural climate in this country —and in the West more generally — has become less hospitable to people of faith in recent years, and as a result many Americans have felt their freedom to practice their faith has been under attack.
"We've seen nuns ordered to buy contraceptives.
We've seen U.S. senators ask judicial and executive branch nominees about dogma — even though the Constitution explicitly forbids a religious test for public office. We've all seen the ordeal faced so bravely by Jack Phillips," he said, referring to the Colorado baker who took his case to the Supreme Court after he was found to have violated the state's anti-discrimination laws for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
Sessions said the guidance he issued in October lays out 20 fundamental principles for the executive branch to follow, including the principles that free exercise means a right to act — or to abstain from action — and that government shouldn't impugn people's motives or beliefs.
"In short, we have not only the freedom to worship — but the right to exercise our faith. The Constitution's protections don't end at the parish parking lot nor can our freedoms be confined to our basements," he said, according to his prepared remarks.
Sessions said the federal government under the Trump administration is not just reacting but is actively seeking to accommodate people of faith.
"Religious Americans are no longer an afterthought," he said.
Sessions announces religious liberty task force to ensure the Christian right to discriminate
Kerry Eleveld
Daily Kos Staff
Monday July 30, 2018 · 11:53 AM EDT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a Religious Liberty Task Force Monday to make certain religious groups (i.e. Christians) maintain protections when their beliefs run in conflict with government regulations. The Washington Times writes:


“A dangerous movement, undetected by many, but real, is now challenging and eroding a great tradition of religious freedom,” Mr. Sessions said announcing the task force. “There can be no doubt it’s no little matter. It must be confronted intellectually and politically and defeated.”
Christians are under attack, folks, such as when they are required to sign an opt-out waiver for covering contraception for women so ensurers can cover it themselves. That's just a bridge too far. Under the Trump administration, the department has reportedly settled 24 cases involving 90 plaintiffs who said the Obama administration's contraception mandate trampled on their religious freedoms. In other words, providing comprehensive health coverage to women was too objectionable.
The other community that is sure to find itself in the crosshairs of Session’s Christians-conquer-all crusade are LGBTQ Americans as conflicts continue to arise between the Christian right to discriminate and states with nondiscrimination protections.
Sessions is likely just laying the groundwork for all the damage he can do to women and LGBTQ Americans in the event Republicans are able to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Adapting to a failed system is an age climate change!

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