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Alternatives?

Have you watched the new film "Planet of the Humans"? It takes on corporate large scale alternative energy, and presents it in a negative light. Many prominent environmentalist are responding in a hair on fire manner. The film makers discussed the criticism on The Rising this week. I think the film makes important points like chipping up forests for electrical production is NOT 'green' energy, several large scale expensive alternate faculties are in disrepair or totally off line, and that we must deal with the root cause of environmental destruction, over population and over consumption. However, the film never visits small, local, home scale alternate energy systems. So I thought it might be fun to do so in today's column.

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Watch out, JoJo: Mika's pissed

JoJo, admit it. You're done. Or as my friends might say: put a fork in it. One only needs to see Mika Brzensinski's obvious contempt for and disgust with Joseph Biden, Jr. He's done. All over now. When a DNC front pager puts out the tough questions for the presumptive nominee, you know the dam is breaking. I think Mika really believes that women should be believed. She believed Christine B. Ford and now she believes Tara Reade. How's that for the first break in the wall of silence?

Top UK Scientists Denounce Chinese viral gain of function research: "Appalling Irresponsibility"

Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory

Experts warn of danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people.

Caitlin: Biden is to the Democrats as Trump is to the Republicans

Biden Is Everything The Democrats Are: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Joe Biden is not an “imperfect candidate” for the Democrats. He is the perfect candidate, because he’s everything the party is: Demented. Decrepit. Bloodthirsty. Corrupt. Cronyistic. Authoritarian. Reactionary. Rapey. He is exactly what they deserve. He is exactly what they are.

The Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil

Brazil is facing a serious wave of Covid-19 cases this month. In early March the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro insisted that Covid-19 is just a “gripezinha” (a little flu). He claimed that warnings about the serious risks of the pandemic were fake news and posted advice about using an unproven antiviral medicine on social media.

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