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Erick Erickson's Global Warming Denialist Tantrum
Latest barometer of denialist desperation: The rightwing 'thought leader', as usual, is wrong on the facts and science, so he's just taking his ball and going home...
Video Captures GA Family Disowning, Assaulting 20-Year Old Gay Son
But there is a "happy" ending, of sorts, to this heartbreaking and disturbing story...
'Green News Report' 8/28/14
  w/ Brad & Desi
BP refinery explodes. Again.; UN report warns of 'irreversible' warming; Fines for oil, chem spills; 22% of world elec. is now green; PLUS: People's Climate March coming to NYC...
Previous GNRs: 8/26/14 - 8/21/14 - Archives...
Faking the Ferguson Docs:
KPFK 'BradCast'
Brad interviews open records advocate Charlie Grapski on his evidence that Ferguson and St. Louis County police are illegally withholding evidence in the killing of Michael Brown; Plus MUCH more...
Records Requests Suggest Ferguson, St. Louis County Police Involved in Cover-Up
How else to explain the missing details and required documentation of Officer Darren Wilson's killing of Michael Brown?...
'Green News Report' 8/26/14
  w/ Brad & Desi
Napa earthquake is a warning for CA's nuke plants; Another coal plant bites the dust; Cutting emissions will save $$$; PLUS: Fighting drought with a 'salmon cannon'...Yep...
Previous GNRs: 8/21/14 - 8/19/14 - Archives...
Siegelman Judge, Arrested For Beating His Wife, May Avoid Prosecution Altogether
U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller checks in for 'treatment', may be able to duck prosecution...
Our Story So Far: The WI GOP Photo ID Voting Restrictions
Trouble keeping up with all the court cases barring, then allowing, then barring GOP Photo ID voting restrictions in WI? We'll catch you up quickly...
Obama Orders Review of Police Militarization Program
In response to bi-partisan calls for reform and disturbing display by militarized local police in Ferguson, MO, the President takes aim at controversial Pentagon program...
Ryan Dismisses Elderly Voter's Question About His Medicare Cuts
2012 GOP Veep nom and 2016 hopeful 'charms' elderly voters in FL, by ignoring them...
Perry Tells NH Businessmen His Felony Indictment Was for a 'Bribery' Charge
Is this another 'oops' moment from the Repub TX Governor and 2016 hopeful? Or something else entirely?...
'Green News Report' 8/21/14
Too much rain in AZ desert; Another toxic spill in Ohio River; Solar breakthrough; Wind energy prices hit all-time low; PLUS: Auto-magically cleaning up Baltimore Harbor...
Rep. Hank Johnson on Ferguson and Demilitarizing the Police: KPFK 'BradCast'
The Democratic U.S. Congressman from Georgia's 4th district joins Bradto discuss his new bill...
NATIONWIDE STUDY FINDS ALMOST NO VOTER FRAUD
Just 10 cases of in-person impersonation in all 50 states since 2000...
VIDEO: 'Rise of the Tea Bags'
Brad interviews American patriots...
'Democracy's Gold Standard'
Hand-marked, hand-counted ballots...
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GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal 2012...
VA GOP VOTER REG FRAUDSTER OFF HOOK
Felony charges dropped against VA Republican caught trashing voter registrations before last year's election. Did GOP AG, Prosecutor conflicts of interest play role?...

Criminal GOP Voter Registration Fraud Probe Expanding in VA
State investigators widening criminal probe of man arrested destroying registration forms, said now looking at violations of law by Nathan Sproul's RNC-hired firm...

DOJ PROBE SOUGHT AFTER VA ARREST
Arrest of RNC/Sproul man caught destroying registration forms brings official calls for wider criminal probe from compromised VA AG Cuccinelli and U.S. AG Holder...

Arrest in VA: GOP Voter Reg Scandal Widens
'RNC official' charged on 13 counts, for allegely trashing voter registration forms in a dumpster, worked for Romney consultant, 'fired' GOP operative Nathan Sproul...

ALL TOGETHER: ROVE, SPROUL, KOCHS, RNC
His Super-PAC, his voter registration (fraud) firm & their 'Americans for Prosperity' are all based out of same top RNC legal office in Virginia...

LATimes: RNC's 'Fired' Sproul Working for Repubs in 'as Many as 30 States'
So much for the RNC's 'zero tolerance' policy, as discredited Republican registration fraud operative still hiring for dozens of GOP 'Get Out The Vote' campaigns...

'Fired' Sproul Group 'Cloned', Still Working for Republicans in At Least 10 States
The other companies of Romney's GOP operative Nathan Sproul, at center of Voter Registration Fraud Scandal, still at it; Congressional Dems seek answers...

FINALLY: FOX ON GOP REG FRAUD SCANDAL
The belated and begrudging coverage by Fox' Eric Shawn includes two different video reports featuring an interview with The BRAD BLOG's Brad Friedman...

COLORADO FOLLOWS FLORIDA WITH GOP CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Repub Sec. of State Gessler ignores expanding GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal, rants about evidence-free 'Dem Voter Fraud' at Tea Party event...

CRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED INTO GOP VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL IN FL
FL Dept. of Law Enforcement confirms 'enough evidence to warrant full-blown investigation'; Election officials told fraudulent forms 'may become evidence in court'...

Brad Breaks PA Photo ID & GOP Registration Fraud Scandal News on Hartmann TV
Another visit on Thom Hartmann's Big Picture with new news on several developing Election Integrity stories...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: COORDINATED NATIONWIDE GOP VOTER REG SCAM
The GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal reveals insidious nationwide registration scheme to keep Obama supporters from even registering to vote...

CRIMINAL ELECTION FRAUD COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GOP 'FRAUD' FIRM
Scandal spreads to 11 FL counties, other states; RNC, Romney try to contain damage, split from GOP operative...

RICK SCOTT GETS ROLLED IN GOP REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) sends blistering letter to Gov. Rick Scott (R) demanding bi-partisan reg fraud probe in FL; Slams 'shocking and hypocritical' silence, lack of action...

VIDEO: Brad Breaks GOP Reg Fraud Scandal on Hartmann TV
Breaking coverage as the RNC fires their Romney-tied voter registration firm, Strategic Allied Consulting...

RNC FIRES NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION FIRM FOR FRAUD
After FL & NC GOP fire Romney-tied group, RNC does same; Dead people found reg'd as new voters; RNC paid firm over $3m over 2 months in 5 battleground states...

EXCLUSIVE: Intvw w/ FL Official Who First Discovered GOP Reg Fraud
After fraudulent registration forms from Romney-tied GOP firm found in Palm Beach, Election Supe says state's 'fraud'-obsessed top election official failed to return call...

GOP REGISTRATION FRAUD FOUND IN FL
State GOP fires Romney-tied registration firm after fraudulent forms found in Palm Beach; Firm hired 'at request of RNC' in FL, NC, VA, NV & CO...
The Secret Koch Brothers Tapes...


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By Desi Doyen on 10/14/2010 1:00pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama lifts the ban on offshore oil drilling, even as oil continues to wash up on beach in the Gulf; Google goes offshore too - with wind; A new solar project on public lands in Nevada; Seattle says goodbye to the big yellow phone book ... PLUS: Good news for a change: all 33 Chilean Miners are rescued ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): T. Boone Pickens' wife may save U.S. wild horses; EPA to increase ethanol requirements for gasoline; Australia joins other countries in banning pesticide endosulfan; Photo shows apparent leak before Hungary spill; Big Oil spending big bucks on university research programs; UN urges African leaders to tackle climate change; UN also urges rich nations to make largest emissions cuts; Climate change denial industry pounces on physcist's resignation; Study: world's two largest ice sheets melting faster than predicted ...PLUS: Canada declares plastics chemical BPA to Be Toxic ...

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By Desi Doyen on 10/12/2010 1:09pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Offshore drilling moratorium lifted (Breaking); Did GM lie about their electric car?; Hungary braces for 2nd sludge spill; Obama wants to upgrade U.S. infrastructure, but GOP won't play along... PLUS: A Democrat shoots a hole through climate change legislation --- literally ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years --- and it ain't pretty; Wash. Times ignores Supreme Court EPA ruling; China and U.S. Replay ‘You First’ Climate Skit; Poll finds voters prefer new energy sources to conservation; "No Regrets" ... two critical words for climate change and energy policy; History of offshore drilling in the Gulf; DOE: Offshore wind could generate all U.S. electricity; Tech tools for cutting home energy costs; Kentucky Groups Sue for Clean Water Act Enforcement; 50k trees planted in 30 minutes by Indian volunteers on 10/10/10 ...PLUS: SunChips and Supercapitalism: Is building a quieter chip bag really the best use of our time and research money? ...

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By Desi Doyen on 10/7/2010 1:11pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hungarian sludge spill reaches Europe's 2nd largest river; 'Poo Power' in the UK; Possible answer to the mysterious honeybee deaths; Global Work Party on 10-10-10; PLUS: The Clean Air Act, cheaper than advertised ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Expert: Texas is getting hotter due to global warming; Scathing report on BP Oil Disaster from presidential commission; Safety systems worker testifies she did not immediately sound alarms on Macondo rig despite dire warnings; FTC Proposes Revised "Green Guides"; What is "corn plastic"?; Stolen restaurant grease symptom of biofuel craze; Climate talks struggle as China, U.S. face off; Sun's role in warming the planet may be overstated: study ...PLUS: Court rules rBGH-free milk *is* better than the kind produced with artificial hormones ...

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By Desi Doyen on 10/5/2010 1:18pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic sludge in Hungary; Toxic campaign pledges from Republicans; Green Marines!; the White House goes solar --- again --- finally; PLUS: Trashing the louder-than-hell SunChips compostable bag ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Republican governors could kill high speed rail projects; Monsanto's fortunes turn sour; BP interfered in rig fire: contractor; Sony pulls out of the climate change campaign; VA AG continues "climategate" witch hunt; Brazil Presidential election a breakthrough for Greens, environment; Changes needed to make nuke plants secure: report; Remembering the miners lost in the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster; Determined ignorance in the Senate ...PLUS: As the World Burns: How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change ...

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By Desi Doyen on 9/30/2010 1:29pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koala Chlamydia; Coal protests around the world; New Rules for offshore drilling; PLUS: The Governator slams Big Oil and corporate campaign cash ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Avatar director James Cameron says oil sands will become "curse"; DOE: Small solar power systems could provide enough power for big utilities; Chuitna and the Curse of Coal; Nissan LEAF already sold out in U.S. --- before it's even for sale; The Vatican goes green; EPA hits Illinois over factory farm water pollution; McCain now a climate conspiracy theorist; Lawmakers move to stop genetically modified salmon; One-fifth of world's plants at risk of extinction; Biochar could help climate change fight; California raises Renewable Portfolio Standard to 33% ...PLUS: Meet Generation Hot ...

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(Hannity & Doocy's little denialist heads may have exploded too...)
By Brad Friedman on 9/28/2010 9:40pm PT  

While we covered yesterday's all-time hottest day in recorded history here in Los Angeles (and that it happened in late September!) during today's Green News Report, I was later informed that, in fact, when the temperature got to 113, the thermometer actually broke!...

Monday’s weather in L.A. broke an all-time record by reaching 113 degrees. This weather not only broke the record in L.A. but it broke the weatherman’s thermometer which had been put in place in 1877.

Did it actually get hotter than 113 here thereafter? Sure felt like it while working outside yesterday where it was, literally, a 100 degrees in the shade.

If you didn't catch today's Green News Report, it's worth a quick listen if only because the Fox "News" flashbacks to last January and February are worth their weight in Global Warming Denialist gold.

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By Desi Doyen on 9/28/2010 1:11pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: SoCal is sooo hot - all-time record heat in L.A. this week, leads us to a Fox "News" February flashback; "Hockey Stick" graph vindicated - again; Half a billion corporate dollars to kill clean energy legislation ... PLUS: DOJ gives a pass to BP ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Halliburton Makes the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (and pigs fly); More than 100 Arrested at White House Demanding End to Mountaintop Removal; Australian climate activists close down world's largest coal port; 100% green electricity in Scotland 'achievable' by 2025; For U.S. Wildlife, a Climate Change Blueprint; Reported leak rate for PG&E's 'high-consequence' gas lines far exceeds national average; California raises Renewable Portfolio Standard to 33%; The Perils of Hydro-Fracking; Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning ...PLUS: Energy Production Pushing Water Supply to Choke Point ...

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By Desi Doyen on 9/23/2010 12:59pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Look out 1998 and 2005: 2010 shaping up to be hottest year evah; Coral reefs totally stressed out --- wouldn't you be?; More questions on the safety of Gulf seafood; Labeling "Frankenfish" ... PLUS: House panel investigates which came first: the chicken --- or the tainted eggs? ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below):
Cyprus facing up to life after 'peak water'; Green Marines phase out fuel, bring solar panels to war; Global warming may have slowed in the 1970s: study; China blocks rare earth exports to Japan; UK launches World's Largest Wind Farm; US losing renewable energy race to Asia; GOP 'Pledge To America' is an oath to Big Oil; Meg Whitman would 'probably' veto CA global-warming law; How Hillary Clinton's clean stoves will help African women; US "oblivious" to Canadian oil sands impact ...PLUS: "Global warming" vs. "Climate disruption" ...

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By Desi Doyen on 9/21/2010 1:10pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ding dong the BP well is DEAD, but the disaster lives on; Jimmy Carter was right; Solar panels on the White House?; PLUS: Get ready for Frankenfish!!! ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Massey mine failed dust-control standards; Renewable Electricity Standard gets another chance; Mining’s Final Frontier: the deep sea; Walmart unveils thin solar roof panels on stores; Spending blocked for Capitol charging stations; Justice slams FBI probes of environmental groups; How Hillary Clinton's clean stoves will help African women; World's largest mining company says 'We Must Move Away from Coal'; World's largest solar plant wins key approval in CA; Are climate change sceptics just naturally gullible?; Clean Air Act by the numbers; Gas pipeline regulator's industry ties...PLUS: Researchers find future temperatures could exceed livable limits ...

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By Desi Doyen on 9/16/2010 1:06pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Primaries are over - is an (even more) brain dead Senate in our future?; 2010 tied for warmest ever --- so make like the walruses and head to the beach! (Or like the denialists and put your head in the sand); Louisiana's river of dead fish ... PLUS: The really, really, really final stretch for BP's oil well? ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Monsanto hired notorious security firm Blackwater; PA Governor apologizes for tracing anti-drilling groups; Mexico's Push To Install 3,000 MW of Wind by 2014; Get the FAQS: Feed-in tariffs and renewable energy payments for homeowners; Deutsche Bank debunks deniers with new report; Giant solar-power plant development moves forward in CA; Judge orders Halliburton, KBR to face lawsuits over Iraq-Afgh. 'burn pits'; White roofs really DO save energy; FDA set to accept junk science for 'Frankenfish' ...PLUS: Creepy Science Behind Genetically Engineered "Frankenfish" About to Enter Our Food Supply Unlabeled ...

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By Desi Doyen on 9/14/2010 1:08pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: They found BP's oil; "Corn sugar", anyone?; Pakistan floods impact national security; Aging pipeline, gaps in oversight at heart of San Bruno, CA tragedy ... PLUS: Sexy, sexy infrastructure ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Carbon nanotube "solar funnel" boosts solar panels; EPA holds contentious hearings on "fracking"; Coal Industry is Safe, says new Australian climate minister; Electric bicycle range reaching the 100 mile mark; Egg Recall: USDA knew of dirty plant conditions; Scientists investigate massive walrus beachings in Alaska; DOE proposes $3.5 million in efficiency penalties; Organic strawberries have better taste & nutrition ...PLUS: GOP candidates nearly all climate zombies who deny science ...

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By Desi Doyen on 9/9/2010 1:12pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New electric car...from South Korea, not us; Boulder wildfire now largest in Colorado history; Killing BP's oil well on hold while BP's blame game continues to continue, and the Interior Department blames itself ... PLUS: Obama calls for R&D tax credits for green development, but will the GOP play along? ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): German military freaked out by prospect of peak oil; China dominates clean energy industry by skirting trade rules; NASA fosters greener aviation future; Virginia attorney general vows to try again in Climategate records case; WaPo FAIL: Replacement of old technologies drives growth; New analysis finds Prop. 23 would cut CA jobs; CA is top solar state, but NV is per-capita winner; US Chamber of Commerce has "no shame or sense; Corn ethanol boom driving 'Dead Zone' expansion: feds ...PLUS: Bummed about the future? Zen and the art of protecting the planet ...

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By Desi Doyen on 9/7/2010 1:18pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're back! ... As Obama calls for rebuilding America's roads, railways & runways, just in time for the election; BP's blowout preventer raised from the deep; Oil found in MS oyster beds; Prominent climate change skeptic reverses course ... PLUS: The "Kochtopus": Out-of-state billionaires try to kill CA's landmark global warming law with an Orwellian ballot initiative ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Arctic: Both fabled NW and NE passages now open; Antarctica: A climate warning from the deep; Chevron seeking exemption from state environmental laws in CA; A Green Mobile Home in a spiritual trailer park; Inquiry finds U.N. climate panel needs to ‘fundamentally reform’; Mafia cash in on lucrative EU wind farm handouts; Australian Greens seek 'fast, furious' climate steps; Fish fight: FDA to hear comments on GM salmon ...PLUS: Five Ways You Can Help Pakistan (and the Rest of Us) ...

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Will the Orwellian lies of the oil industry's 'poison populism' be exposed in time to save humanity?...
By Ernest A. Canning on 9/6/2010 5:43pm PT  

Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning

"Without a well-informed public, humanity itself and all species on the planet are threatened."-Dr. James Hansen, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity.

That 'Tea Party' backing Koch Industries, an oily conglomeration which is ranked as one of the nation's worst polluters, has joined with two other Texas-based oil industry polluters, Tesoro Corp. and Valero Energy Corp., aka the "Toxic Twins," comes as no surprise. After all, Koch has already been aptly described by Greenpeace as "the kingpins of climate science denial."

It also comes as no surprise that California's Prop 23 measure on this November's ballot, which would require the state "to abandon implementation of [Assembly Bill 32's] comprehensive greenhouse-gas-reduction program that includes increased renewable energy and cleaner fuel requirements, and mandatory emission reporting and fee requirements for major polluters such as power plants and oil refineries," was submitted [PDF] to the CA Secretary of State's office bearing an Orwellian label, the "California Jobs initiative" --- an initiative that has the backing of "Tea Party" darling and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, whose idea of "jobs creation" entails the transfer of domestic jobs overseas.

This corporate deception mirrors Pacific Gas & Electric's effort to use the ballot box as a vehicle for acquiring monopoly power. PG&E deceptively described its failed Prop 16 initiative, on last June's ballot, as the "Taxpayers Right to Vote Act."

There's a good chance that, just as they defeated Prop 16, CA voters will see through the "jobs creation" scam of Prop 23. But, if current polls are indicative, a large segment of an under-informed electorate who, in their disgust with President Obama's betrayal of "change we can believe in," are being taken in by billionaire-funded "poison populism" --- moving to the Right when the health of our economy and of humanity itself cries out for a sharp turn to the Left...

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Dire, deadly consequences of our irrational, greed-driven, vice-into-virtue economic system
Perverse priorities undermine democracy, destroy our sense of humanity and community...
By Ernest A. Canning on 9/1/2010 5:48am PT  

Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning

While the recent recall of more than a half billion eggs in the wake of some 1,470 Salmonella infections has triggered a renewed focus on the dangers posed by factory farms to human health and to the environment (see videos below), the discussion stops short because factory farms are but one symptom of the deadly consequences of a perverse ideology whose sole purpose is to expand the already obscene wealth of less than 1% of the population at the expense of a healthy economy, community, the environment, peace, and the very ability of our planet to sustain life...

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