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OMG, Please read Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.'s wikipedia article.

So, recently, Joe Biden allegedly "slipped" to let voters know--but, conveniently, letting them know without triggering FEC rules--that he, like many Democrats, has long been is may soon be--oh, be still, my heart--running for President of the United States. (Remember when Democrats heading toward coronations of re-electing Obama and not electing Hillary would liken a field of many Presidential hopefuls to a "clown car?")

Are you recycling?

Recycling, by itself, forms a great illustration of the Jason W. Moore idea of "negative value." Somehow "Nature," which is to say (specifically) Earth's fossil fuel endowment, has been fashioned into enormous amounts of plastic. It's all hydrocarbon art, right? Or maybe it's just the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. For the capitalist, dealing with trash becomes a great cost, and so the stuff is thrown into the oceans.

#IStandWithEggBoy

Just scrolling the Reddit threads of some of my favorite pages there, which include Chapo Trap House and Way of the Bern, and found two stories I thought people here might like.

Will Connolly is apparently a 17 year old kid from Australia who went to the press conference of a racist Australian Senator with an egg in his hand and smashed it on the bigot's head while he was being interviewed in front of tv cameras.

March 16 Global #HandsOffVenezuela Rallies

The Weekly Watch

Here Comes the Sun
or
Come on Baby Light My Fire

The wheel of the year turns to spring this week. There will be more sunlight...longer days... here in the Northern hemisphere. Light is the key to fixing carbon...through photosynthesis. Plants taking CO2 and building it into sugars and other compounds. When we eat plants we burn them back into CO2 and H2O. This balance of photosynthesis and respiration maintains the carbon cycle. For most of human history we have burnt wood as our primary fuel. Trees will regrow and recapture atmospheric carbon. However over the last century we converted to fossil fuels over plant based renewable energy sources. That (and population growth) is what put us on the path of rapid climate collapse.

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This diagram of the fast carbon cycle shows the movement of carbon between land, atmosphere, and oceans. Yellow numbers are natural fluxes, and red are human contributions in gigatons of carbon per year. White numbers indicate stored carbon.
https://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/CarbonCycle

A brief glimpse of my limited experience of Muslims in Auckland

There is almost nowhere in Auckland one can go and not meet in some way a Muslim person; whether you’re driving along one of it’s roads or stopping at the dairy for milk. Here in Auckland there live and work Muslims from so many different countries and cultures. They drive taxis and treat you at clinics. They are elegant and humble. The only Muslims I know a little bit more personally are a family that run the local dairy. He is very reserved and she is fully outspoken.

Washington declares war on the International Criminal Court

The Trump Administration took a bold, pro-war crimes stand yesterday.

The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel seeking to investigate possible war crimes by US forces or allies in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.

There Are No Natives

The first truth is that we are all spirit. We're just in different meat puppets. Wandering different dirts. But all the dirts, at root, they are the same. As are the meat puppets. In all of them: spirit.

There are no "invasions." Not anywhere. We are all free human beings, alive on this earth; that we go where we wilt, is the whole of the law.

That a meat puppet from a different dirt is an "invader," this is a tremulant emanation of living in fear. Fear disturbs, disorders, is the helpmeet of calamity. We see this in the twitlering toddler in the White Power House. We see it in the dazed and confused who shot New Zealand.

Chelsea Clinton takes heat for New Zealand Massacre

NYU Muslim students are not happy with Bill and Hill's daughter for her comments regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose tweets she criticized as antisemitic when Rep. Omar criticized Israel. Last night they let Clinton know they blame her rhetoric for the Mosque massacre in New Zealand.

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