- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Category Archives: Environment
Exxon is pressuring several Arkansas television stations not to run this ad. You can read the full story here. If Exxon doesn’t want us to see it, you can bet I’ll do whatever I can to make sure you have that opportunity.
Hemp is one of the most versatile industrial crops on the planet, so why aren’t our legislators scrambling to get our state a piece of the action?
Hemp is cannabis, the same species as the plant called marijuana, but thanks to selective breeding and different cultivation techniques hemp contains little or no psychoactive elements sought by medicinal or recreational consumers. Hemp has numerous industrial uses, by some accounts upward of 2,500. As a textile, cannabis fiber has three times the tensile strength of cotton and was cultivated up to 8,000 years ago or more by the Chinese. Cannabis is a hollow fiber, more breathable than cotton, and … Continue reading
My friend and fellow agitator for a better world Lee Burkett, posted the following thoughts to my Facebook wall this morning. This term – energy independence – I don’t think it means what they think it means. Both the government and Big Oil are spending a lot time and money selling us the idea that America must be energy independent, beholden to no foreign country to meet our energy needs. This, they tell us, will ensure our freedom, our security and … Continue reading
BP confirmed it is close to agreeing a deal over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster with the US Department of Justice and is expected to plead guilty to criminal misconduct through a plea agreement, according to two sources familiar with discussions. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said BP would plead guilty in exchange for a waiver of future prosecution. BP said on Thursday: “No final agreements have yet been reached and any resolutions, if agreed, would … Continue reading
A story at HuffPo this morning caught my eye: Alaska’s Methane Hydrate Resource Sparks Debate Over Energy And Climate Change As any well informed person knows, methane is one of the most destructive greenhouse gases known. There is great concern among those of us who give a shit about our future and that of our children because melting permafrost releases huge amounts of methane into the atmosphere, thus driving climate change that much further in the wrong direction. The U.S. … Continue reading