The Race for Space Solar Energy by William John Cox

by William John Cox
Featured Writer
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www.thevoters.org
March 23, 2011

Space-based solar power

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The failures of the General Electric nuclear reactors in Japan to safely shut down following the 9.0 Tahoku earthquake, following in the wake of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the deadly methane gas explosion in Massey’s West Virginia coal mine, conclusively demonstrate the grave dangers to human society posed by current energy production methods.

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Haiti Earthship Project: Overview

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on Mar 21, 2011

An overview of the Haiti Earthship Project: Disaster Relief efforts by Earthship Biotecture. Funded by small donations from people all over the world. People’s lives were affected in very positive, uplifting ways. Knowledge of sustainable design and construction has been transferred to the people of Haiti…. and we have only just begun… http://earthship.com/haiti

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 14th Installment: Chapter Thirteen 2011: The Declaration of Peace and the Establishment of The New American Republics

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Twelve can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
March 20, 2011

This is the fourteenth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010.  It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  This chapter presents the Address of President Jefferson Davis Hague on July 4, 2011.  In it, by decree, under emergency powers duly bestowed upon him by a previous Constitutional amendment, he establishes “The New American Republics.”  This is an apartheid state, which divides the nation into four fully separated sections, christened the “White,” “Negro,” “Indian,” and “Hispanic.”  The text then goes on to describe how this massive separation was accomplished and what began to happen under it.

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Soylent Green (1973)

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Soylent Green is a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer. Starring Charlton Heston, the film overlays the police procedural and science fiction genres as it depicts the investigation into the brutal murder of a wealthy businessman in a dystopian future suffering from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, poverty, dying oceans and a hot climate due to the greenhouse effect. Much of the population survives on processed food rations, including “soylent green”.

The film, which is loosely based upon the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room!, by Harry Harrison, won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film in 1973.

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Toby Hemenway: How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization

Sustainable Food (UCLA Lecture) + Homegrown Revolution

Supermarkets: What Price Cheap Food? (must-see)

“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 13th Installment: Chapter Twelve 2010: The Original Intent Amendment (34th)

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Eleven can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
February 20, 2011

This is the thirteenth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010.  It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  In this chapter the future fascist government repeals the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution.  Sound familiar?  Well, under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, while it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States, based on then-GOP/Right/Christian Right sources, it was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY.  The copyright is held by the Press.  Herein you will find Chapter 12.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 12th Installment: Chapter Eleven 2009: The Proclamation of Right Presidential Decree No. One

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Ten can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
January 23, 2011

This is the twelfth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010.  It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Herein you will find Chapter 11.  This chapter presents the “Proclamation of Right,” decreed by President Jefferson Davis Hague of the American Christian Nation Party, presented to the nation on Easter Sunday, 2009.  An earlier Constitutional Amendment has already established that homosexuality is a matter of choice.  Hague’s decree established it as a crime.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 11th Installment: Chapter Ten 2008: The Second Hague Inaugural Address

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Nine can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on TPJmagazine.us
December 12, 2010

This is the eleventh installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Herein you will find Chapter 10. This chapter presents the Second Inaugural Address (2008) of President Jefferson Davis Hague who, with his American Christian Nation Party, the successor to the old GOP, is completing the process of the transformation of the old United States into the “Christian Nation” that the old Republican Religious Right had openly campaigned for for so many years. Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, the book is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. Continue reading

The Harvest: Farming Sustainably in New York

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Seed and wither flower of buckwheat

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lauraflanders | November 24, 2010

Eating less meat might be better for the world, but it can definitely be delicious. Buckwheat is actually a fruit, a grain substitute that can be excellent for those with gluten sensitivities, or just a nice alternative to the usual. GRITtv’s Danya Abt and Zac Halberd took a trip up to Ithaca, NY to visit the buckwheat fields, where Erick Smith, Greg Mol and Shane Hardy of Cayuga Organics took her from the field to the flour mill, introducing us to the challenges of sustainable farming and its many rewards.

Thanks to Kevin McHugh and the Andrew Oliver Kora Band for the music! Distributed by Tubemogul.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 10th Installment: Chapter Nine 2007: The Supremacy Amendment (33rd)

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Eight can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash,com
Oct. 31, 2010

This is the tenth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period which began in January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press. Herein you will find Chapter 9. You can find a complete archive of the chapters published to date on TPJmagazine.us (lower right hand corner of the home page, http://tpjmagazine.us/15percent) as well as the Disclaimer, the cast of characters, the author’s bio., cover copy, and several (favorable) reviews.

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Changing the World One Bike Rider at a Time

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peakmoment | October 17, 2010

Peak Moment 182: A weekly free bike coop where you can use mechanics’ tools and expertise to fix your bike? Free clinics where schoolkids or neighbors learn to maintain or build their own bikes from used parts? While Chauncey and Dash Tudhope-Locklear make a living repairing bicycles, volunteer projects support their mission of empowering “social change through bicycles.” With an eye to local food self-reliance, they even repair farmers’ bicycles for free.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 9th Installment: Chapter Eight 2006: The Balancing Amendment (32nd)

Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Seven can be found here: The 15% Solution

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash,com
Oct. 3, 2010

This is the ninth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press. Herein you will find Chapter 8. You can find a complete archive of the chapters published to date on TPJmagazine.us (lower right hand corner of the home page) as well as the Disclaimer, the cast of characters, the author’s bio, cover copy, and several (favorable) reviews.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 8th Installment: Chapter Seven 2005: The Morality Amendment (31st)

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash,com
Sept. 9, 2010

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This is the eighth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press. Herein you will find Chapter 7. You can find a complete archive of the chapters published to date on TPJmagazine.us as well as the Disclaimer, the cast of characters, the author’s biography, cover copy, and several favorable reviews.

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“The 15% Solution,” Serialization, 7th Installment: Chapter Six 2004: The First Hague

by Jonathan Westminster, Ph.D. aka Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash,com
August 1, 2010

This is the seventh installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010.  It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022.  Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press.  Herein you will find Chapter 6.  In it you meet Jefferson Da­vis (J.D.) Hague, a Sara Palinesque character who was the 45th President of the old United States.  He was a great grand nephew of the pre-World War II Mayor of Jersey City, NJ, Frank Hague, a man who once said: “You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press.  Every time I hear these words I say to myself, ‘That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!’  You never hear a real American talk like that.”

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What Would Socialism Be Like? by Leela Yellesetty

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by Leela Yellesetty
SocialistWorker.org
July 20, 2010

Part 1: A crying need for change

At the Socialism 2010 conference in Oakland, Calif., SocialistWorker.org contributor Leela Yellesetty spoke on “What Would Socialism Be Like?” This three-part article is based on her talk. In the first part, she answers the time-worn charge that socialism wouldn’t work with this question–who can say that capitalism is working?

I OFTEN think that one of the tremendous tricks of capitalism is getting us to accept an absurd state of affairs as normal–inevitable even. But to quote one of my favorite poets, Naomi Shihab Nye, “If you tilt your head just slightly, it’s ridiculous.”

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Understanding the BP Oil Tragedy: Time Blindness by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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Dandelion Salad
www.foavc.org
July 7, 2010

A loss expected to happen next year looks smaller than that same loss happening next week.  Worse yet, a loss or catastrophe that may happen (indeed, is highly likely to happen) decades away is essentially invisible, unthinkable or unworthy of attention now.  In other words, humans suffer from an intrinsic thinking defect best described as time blindness.  It is the inability to correctly foresee and take seriously long term consequences of current actions.

No wonder that people easily spend decades eating unhealthy foods or living a sedentary lifestyle, or both, without appreciating or internalizing the inevitable negative and serious health impacts, from heart disease to all kinds of cancers, for example.

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