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“Planting (Fake) Savings in the Farm Bill”

www.taxpayer.net/agriculture/planting-fake-savings-in-the...

 

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“Pres. Trump says he has commuted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14 year sentence for political corruption, claiming "it was a prosecution by the same people, Comey Fitzpatrick, the same group."”

“Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich released after Trump commutes his sentence

Blagojevich was expected to be released in 2024.”

abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=69049748&cid=social_...

 

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“Girl bullied for her love of bugs is now a published children’s author”

www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/girl-bullied-for-her-love-of-bug...

 

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Trump and Climate:

“’We knew they had cooked the books’”

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/02/an-inside-acc...

 

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"Bloomberg, the gazillionaire former mayor of New York who is seeking to buy the Democratic nomination for president, is quickly rivaling Trump on the sheer volume of regrettable words and deeds concerning women and minorities emerging from his recent past. But Bloomberg’s biggest mistake may not be in whatever sins he may have personally committed; it could be the contempt in which he apparently holds middle America."

“Opinion | Democrats backing Bloomberg: Did you learn nothing from Hillary Clinton?”

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/18/democrats-stil...

 

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“Two prominent Democratic donors in Chicago with deep ties to Barack Obama will next week co-host an event for Bloomberg. As the rich Neo's start circling the wagons.. #SCAREDOFBERNIE”

“Prominent Obama donors will hold Chicago event for Bloomberg

John Rogers and Mellody Hobson to host African American speakers next week as billionaire seeks black votes”

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/15/obama-donors-john...

 

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“Climate change is often framed as a scientific or technical issue. But for many, it’s an emotional one too.

It can be almost unbearable to witness entire towns obliterated by wildfires and islands leveled by storms. To see photos of koala bears singed by flames and dead seabirds washing ashore by the thousands. Or to read the latest confirmation that nations are woefully underperforming on their pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“It hits you in the heart before it hits you in the head,” said Jennifer Atkinson, a senior lecturer in environmental humanities at the University of Washington in Bothell.

Our reactions to these grim facts take many forms, including sadness, despair, hopelessness, anger and anxiety.

- Julia Rosen, Science, Los Angeles Times, Jan 11, 2020”

“Feeling distressed about climate change? Here’s how to manage it”

www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-11/feeling-distress...

 

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“Opening Salvo Filed in Lawsuit to Defend Greater Carlsbad Region From Fracking

Legal Challenge Aims to Block Sale of Public Lands to the Oil and Gas Industry”

The American People Demand that control of ALL public property transferred to private entities BE RETURNED IN FULL to the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Make it happen or get out of the 2020 Presidential election:

wildearthguardians.org/brave-new-wild/show-on-home/openin...

 

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“Birds, bees, and some of the most exotic wildlife on Planet Earth have all flourished since the change was made in the past few years...Tourism too, for that matter!!”

“Indian State Banishes All Pesticides, Watches Both Wildlife and Tourism Flourish”

althealthworks.com/18118/indian-state-banishes-all-pestic...

 

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Speechless…if you’re lucky you’ll be one of the first to die:

“The impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond”

interactive.carbonbrief.org/impacts-climate-change-one-po...

 

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“New finding: When seabirds digest plastic, its chemicals end up in their livers and fatty tissues at levels thousands of times higher than normal.”

“Plastic pollution: 'Hidden' chemicals build up in seabirds”

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51285103?fbclid=IwAR...

 

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“This content isn’t available right now

When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small grouip of people, changed who can see it or it’s been deleted” by Zuckerberg

 

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“Sea Ice Loss Is Making Polar Bears Thinner, and They're Having Fewer Cubs”

www.ecowatch.com/polar-bears-sea-ice-loss-2645182029.html...

 

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“It’s been a fairly mild winter for much of the US, but as a cold front sweeps across the country, we thought it was a great time to remind folks that climate and weather are not the same thing.”

“YES, IT’S COLD. YES, OUR CLIMATE IS (STILL) CHANGING

More and more research indicates that as global temperatures warm and Arctic ice melts, the jet stream is slowing down and becoming wavier, allowing frigid polar air to spill into places that aren’t as accustomed to seeing it.”

www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/yes-cold-yes-our-clima...

 

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“American health care system costs four times more than Canada's single-payer system

Average Americans pay $2,497 a year for insurance overhead and admin costs, while Canadians pay just $551”

www.salon.com/2020/02/15/american-health-care-system-cost...

 

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“People power has got them shook.

"BP hasn’t suddenly got a dose of the climate heebie-jeebies, it’s just worried that, finally, you have."

"BUT If a company that made its name in oil wants us to believe it can be part of the climate solution, it needs to stop drilling." - Alice Bell”

“Beware oil execs in environmentalists’ clothing – BP could derail real change”

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/14/oil-execs-e...

 

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“The latest out of Minnesota: Two important bills are moving forward in the state legislature. One would ban neonic pesticides in Wildlife Management Areas, and the other would restore local control over some pesticides to all MN cities!”

“Minnesota Updates: February 2020”

www.panna.org/blog/minnesota-updates-february-2020?utm_so...

 

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“How to Support Your Children in Turning Climate Angst Into Climate Action

We must tell the truth and show through our actions that we stand with young people in their efforts.”

www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/12/how-support-your-ch...

 

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“Merran Smith and Dan Woynillowicz: Western Canada’s great energy story is being written in B.C.

OPINION: As of 2017, 32,000 British Columbians were employed in the clean energy sector.”

vancouversun.com/opinion/merran-smith-and-dan-woynillowic...

 

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“"The #MeToo movement has spurred a reckoning in Hollywood and on Capitol Hill, and now it’s time for the judiciary to step up and make sure our courts are a safe place to work," POGO's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and Sarah Turberville write in NBC News.

"The very branch of government charged with enforcing federal discrimination and harassment laws does not police its own. Congress should step into this accountability void and change current laws to explicitly include law clerks and other judicial branch employees in workplace protection statutes."”

“Opinion | Judges are nearly untouchable. That makes them overdue for a #MeToo reckoning.”

www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/olivia-warren-s-testimony-s...

 

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“Bayer and BASF Ordered to Pay $265 Million to U.S. Peach Farmer in Weedkiller Suit”

www.ecowatch.com/bayer-dicamba-peach-farmer-lawsuit-26451...

 

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“The Amazon’s tropical forests create 20%-30% of their own rainfall, so preserving them is as vital for regional weather systems and food production, as it is for stabilizing the global climate.

Ending deforestation is just one of the steps toward protecting what's left.”

“Fifteen Years to Save the Amazon Rainforest from Becoming Savannah”

moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/01/24/fifteen-years-to-save-the-a...

 

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“If one administration can get away with confining detainees in coffin-like boxes and torturing them in myriad other ways, why shouldn’t a later one go unpunished for putting migrant children in cages?”

“Impunity for Torturers Made Trump’s Invulnerability Possible”

truthout.org/articles/impunity-for-torturers-made-trumps-...

 

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“The current attack on our land didn’t originate in Russia or China; it began in Washington D.C., in January, when President Trump proposed dismantling NEPA”

“NEPA is Our National Defense System”

www.counterpunch.org/2020/02/17/nepa-is-our-national-defe...

 

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"In our Plan-A world, architecture and planning has become focused on the idea of “resilient” design. But continuing to talk about “resilience” in the face of ever-worsening projections is its own form of climate denial. It’s time for planners to begin replacing the R-word of the moment with a now not-so-unthinkable one.

Retreat.

... [F]or the sake of future generations, we need to honestly assess the threats ahead and plan accordingly. Planners are expected to operate within multiple time frames, and the challenge today is even trickier. We must continue to wage the political fight to rein in and eventually eliminate fossil fuels, while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about what needs to happen should our best efforts fail. Doing both is the only responsible course of action."

“opinion | Planners talk about resilience in the face of climate change. We need to start using different R word.”

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/17/climate-hope-b...

 

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“50,000 bridges falling apart across America…but our priority is building a $30 billion wall?”

www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/photos/a.517901514969574...

   

Time continues to pass as do the many updates necessary to improve the design of this walker. LDD is great tool for designing and editing a model, but many factors outside the limitations of the program revealed flaw after flaw and one area of improvement after the other.

 

In particular, the neck needed another critical improvement, otherwise its structural shortcomings would threaten the realization of the project.

 

Early on, I aspired to take a creative, fun approach to the idea of the AT-AT as a transport and design the project as if LEGO would. I settled on the concept of a detachable section at the middle of the walker so to access all the minifigures (deployed on benches like 4483) without needing to remove much of the panelling.

 

Considering the substantial gap through the middle of the hull, necessary for the play feature, the ambitious idea raised serious structural complications at the neck against establishing a resilient design well capable of supporting the head and front section of the hull. Without the proper support, the weight of the head, neck and front hull would droop away from the rest of the walker, causing gaps between the front and middle hull.

 

As of late, I determined solve this situation, while also avoiding the possibility of compromising the vision for the project. So, with the challenge and the limited space given to work with before me, I pursued to implement the structural advantage of triangles as much possible.

 

The limited lengths of Technic beams also proved itself a complication. So to work around this, I switched to Technic bricks and created longer lengths by sandwiching two 1 x 12 Technic bricks, with another and two layers of plates stacked on top, and then the three bricks connected together by a T-beam.

 

The neck now features a longer structure and a simple truss design made of thin Technic beams through the middle of the neck and along the sides, and I am confident it will get the job done better than previous designs

George Elvin. This drawing explores the phenomenological aspects of my current research into resilient design strategies for coastal dwellings. The research focuses on new methods in design and construction to help coast-dwellers adapt to increasing hurricanes and rising sea levels. The research includes designing, building and testing at full-scale hurricane-resistant building assemblies. This drawing, however, explores the phenomenological aspects of coastal dwelling which cannot be captured through quantitative research--light and shadow, dynamism and tranquility, depth and surface, meaning and emotion. Technically, this ten-square-foot pencil drawing is made of over five hundred one-eighth inch parallel lines.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

The first of a modern series of torpedo craft for the Marina Imperiale, the Type IX's are small and fast with a top speed of 38 knots. Their most lethal armament are four 24in torpedo tubes, and while they have but one main gun and three machine guns, the quick-firing cannon is a 5.5in gun, capable of inflicting damage even on light cruisers. Their swift and resilient design is intended for coast guard and convoy protection duty.

 

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Ex Madrid Metro CAF series 5000 unit M-5131 at Barrow Hill. This unit was used by the University of Newcastle and Securemetro in a bomb test to help develop a more resilient design.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

Hunter's Point South Park, a new waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens opened today.

InLinkUK is a new communications service that will replace over 1,000 payphones in major cities across the UK, with new structures called InLinks. Each InLink provides ultrafast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions.

InLinkUK is completely free because it’s funded through advertising. Its groundbreaking Digital Out of Home (OOH) advertising network provides brands with a rich, context-aware platform to reach UK residents and visitors. Interested in advertising on InLinkUK?

 

- Connect to free ultrafast Wi-Fi using your personal device.

- Access maps, directions, and city services from an easy-to-use touchscreen tablet.

- Stay in touch with free phone calls from BT.

- Press the dedicated red 999 button in the event of an emergency.

- Safely charge your device using one of two USB ports.

- Enjoy more room on the pavement with InLink’s sleek, resilient design.

- View public service announcements and more relevant advertising on two 135.7cm HD displays.

 

InLinkUK

Seen at Barrow Hill "Rarities" Diesel Gala

18th April 2015

 

I believe this unit has been used by the University of Newcastle & Securemetro in a bomb test to help develop a more resilient design of train.

UW Sustainability Director Claudia Frere-Anderson presents Dean of the University of Washington College of Built Environments

John Schaufelberger with his 2018 Husky Green Legacy Award.

 

John Schaufelberger has served on the UW's Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) since its inception in 2005. He guided the building and energy policy included in the UW's Climate Action Plan and is currently serving on the ESC's Green Building Standards sub-commitee. He has been at UW since 1994, and has served as the dean of the College of Built Environments since 2013. In this role he has been a strong supporter of the University’s sustainability efforts. He has been a champion for many UW sustainability efforts, including the creation of the Livable City Year program, UW's signing on to the White House pledge for resilient design and student projects such as the Living Green Wall on Gould Hall.

More information on the 2018 Husky Green Award winners: green.uw.edu/hga18

Dean of the University of Washington College of Built Environments,

John Schaufelberger has served on the UW's Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) since its inception in 2005. He guided the building and energy policy included in the UW's Climate Action Plan and is currently serving on the ESC's Green Building Standards sub-commitee. He has been at UW since 1994, and has served as the dean of the College of Built Environments since 2013. In this role he has been a strong supporter of the University’s sustainability efforts. He has been a champion for many UW sustainability efforts, including the creation of the Livable City Year program, UW's signing on to the White House pledge for resilient design and student projects such as the Living Green Wall on Gould Hall.

More information on the 2018 Husky Green Award winners: green.uw.edu/hga18

Seen at Barrow Hill "Rarities" Diesel Gala

18th April 2015

 

I believe this unit has been used by the University of Newcastle & Securemetro in a bomb test to help develop a more resilient design of train.

ex-Madrid Metro M-5131 at Barrow Hill. This was used by the University of Newcastle and Securemetro in a bomb test to help develop towards a more resilient design.

11/10/2014

Johnson St. Bridge, Victoria, BC

 

Before suspsension of the rail bridge, which was subsequently left in the open position to prevent us,e the old bascule bridge sits straddling Victoria's inner harbour and connecting downtown to the Victoria West neighbourhood.

 

A new bridge will be under construction soon to replace the old structure and deliver a more robust and resilient design that will better withstand earthquakes and provide much improved service for cyclists and pedestrians.

November 25th, 2013

at P.S.15, Red Hook

 

HR&A Advisors' conceptual design strategies for resiliency design in Red Hook.

Two years since it was first launched, Contemporanea range (enameled glass mosaic) has become one of the company’s best-selling collections, due to its resilient design and competitive price point. Available in different shades, e-mail us to see further colors !

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Infrastructure Australia’s Priority List has brought national initiatives on water, waste and coastal inundation to the forefront. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has welcomed the High Priority National Initiatives, tied to the central theme of resilience that headlined the 2019 Infrastructure Audit.

 

GBCA CEO Davina Rooney said that — via the audit — Infrastructure Australia had progressed issues up the list that are fundamental to ensuring the future integrity of Australia’s cities and urban systems.

 

“The priorities identified today seeking national coordination to manage waste, water security and coastal inundation reflect the importance of planning for the growing risks facing communities across Australia,” Rooney said.

 

“These newly identified high-priority programs recognise their importance supporting national resilience and in helping provide greater certainty for business and the community that will drive investment and better planning.

 

“The Green Building Council of Australia has long called for a stronger focus on planning for resilience to support the leadership our members demonstrate through their own developments on the ground in communities around Australia,” she said.

 

“It is very encouraging to see the strong synergies between the priorities Infrastructure Australia has identified and those that we are taking forward with our evolution of our Green Star rating tool through our own Future Focus program.

 

“Resilient design has long been embedded into Green Star, which is an essential reference point for government and communities as we look to deliver buildings that are better prepared for the challenges of a changing climate.

 

“As the Infrastructure Australia Priority List recognises, the built environment has a critical role to play in helping Australia become more resilient in the face of a changing climate. We also need to ensure that buildings make a smaller contribution to climate change with a pathway to net zero.

 

“The importance of frameworks like Infrastructure Australia’s audit and priority list cannot be understated for their impact in supporting industry leadership on the ground in partnership with government and communities.

 

“Infrastructure Australia’s work helps drive the investment required to achieve a successful sustainable transformation of our built environment,” Rooney said.

 

National High Priority Initiatives supporting resilience nationally include:

 

Town and city water security

 

National water strategy

 

coastal inundation protection strategy

 

national waste and recycling management

  

View the full list here.

 

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Wojciech Wrzesień

 

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“This publication is intended to be used in conjunction with NIST Special Publication 800-160 Volume 1, Systems Security Engineering – Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems. It can be viewed as a handbook for achieving the identified cyber resiliency outcomes based on a systems engineering perspective on system life cycle processes, allowing the experience and expertise of the organization to determine what is correct for its purpose. Organizations can select, adapt, and use some or all of the cyber resiliency constructs (i.e., goals, objectives, techniques, approaches, and design principles) described in this publication and apply them to the technical, operational, and threat environments for which systems need to be engineered. The system life cycle processes and cyber resiliency constructs can be used for new systems, system upgrades, or repurposed systems; can be employed at any stage of the system life cycle; and can take advantage of any system or software development methodology including, for example, waterfall, spiral, or agile. The processes and associated cyber resiliency constructs can also be applied recursively, iteratively, concurrently, sequentially, or in parallel and to any system regardless of its size, complexity, purpose, scope, environment of operation, or special nature. The full extent of the application of the content in this publication is informed by stakeholder protection needs, mission assurance needs, and concerns with cost, schedule, and performance. The tailorable nature of the engineering activities and tasks, and the system life cycle processes, ensure that the systems resulting from the application of the security and cyber resiliency design principles, among others, have the level of trustworthiness deemed sufficient to protect stakeholders from suffering unacceptable losses of their assets and associated consequences. Trustworthiness is made possible in part by the rigorous application of security and cyber resiliency design principles, constructs, and concepts within a structured set of systems life cycle processes that provides the necessary traceability of requirements, transparency, and evidence to support risk-informed decision making and trades.”

 

NIST – Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems published first on immigrationways.tumblr.com/

 

The roof is still intact due to its resilient design

Ex Madrid Metro CAF series 5000 unit M-5131 at Barrow Hill. This unit was used by the University of Newcastle and Securemetro in a bomb test to help develop a more resilient design.

Alex Wilson is the president of the Resilient Design Institute (RDI), the founder of BuildingGreen, Incorporated, and author of Your Green Home and the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings.