Daily Archives: January 17, 2016

Energy Positive House Gives Back More Power Than It Uses


VOA News

Published on Jan 17, 2016

Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/media/video/31…

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NASA satellite launched to monitor global warming


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jan 17, 2016

A new satellite has been launched on board a SpaceX rocket. The satellite will measure sea levels and ocean currents in unprecedented detail. However, the re-useable part of the rocket came back to Earth with a bump, and broke one of its landing legs. Al Jazeera’s Tarek Bazley reports. Read more: http://aje.io/5krb

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Empire Serves No One But Itself: It’s Time To Wake Up, By Gary Stamper

By carolyn, on June 28th, 2013

Reposted from Collapsing Into Consciousness

Humanity has come to a defining moment in its 200,000+ year evolution: we are at a place where we either have to give up or we have to stand up. Last night, amidst a backdrop of fear-creation by the security state, where you either shut up or face the consequences, my wife and I were talking about standing up to empire and what it might mean.

The slap-in-the-face awareness of the consequences-we-can-no-longer-ignore that people face for standing up to empire are finally and blatantly right in front of us. The evidence, which has been mounting since Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex in his farewell address in 1960, has been building, slowly, through Vietnam, Nixon’s resignation, the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy, the Reagan economic policies, Bush 1 & 2, the Clinton years of globalization that destroyed manufacturing in America, false flag wars, supporting dictators as long as they are our dictators, the hopium of a young Barack Obama and the incredible disappointment and betrayal as the security state moves into its fullness.

That awareness has been fully awakened by the recent charges filed against Edward Snowden.

We are no longer a nation, in the farewell words of Eisenhower, whose basic purposes have been “to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations.” He went on to say, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

…(read more).

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Counting the Cost – Oil economics: Behind the Saudi Aramco IPO


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jan 17, 2016

Amid low oil prices and burgeoning budget deficits, Saudi Arabia annonced it was considering listing the state-owned oil giant Aramco on the Saudi stock exchange.Aramco is the world’s largest company in the oil business and the backbone of the Saudi economy.But the oil business is not creating enough cash these days. Even with the low oil price, the numbers associated with Aramco highlight why this could be such a significant initial public offer.Saudi Aramco has crude reserves of about 260bn barrels of oil, which is more than 15 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves.

If it went public, it could become the first listed company valued at $1 trillion or more, analysts estimate.Saudi Arabia’s $98 billion budget deficit is seen by many analysts as the main reason for the listing, but Saudi officials inists it is part of an attempt to diversify the economy beyond oil and have the private sector play a biger role.So, will auctioning off a slice of Aramco give Saudi Arabia more time to weather the oil price storm? And how can the Saudi economy deal with the low oil price?

We speak to Fahad Alturki, the chief economist of Jadwa Investment, about oil, Aramco and a trillion-dollar IPO we thought would never happen.Also on this episode of Counting the Cost: We take a look at South Africa’s weakening rand and why the jittery currency is posing huge questions about the government’s economic direction and putting financial pressure on everyday South Africans.

We also look at Wanda, a group that has just bought a major stake in the Hollywood studio behind Batman and Godzilla. It is owned by China’s richest person, Wang Jianlin, and is fast becoming a media powerhouse. So what will be China’s role in the global entertainment industry?

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Finding Emotional Resilience in These Times


peakmoment

Published on Jan 17, 2016

How do you grapple with bigger, deeper issues like catastrophic climate change? Author Carolyn Baker and video producer Ivey Cone join Janaia in a wide-ranging conversation about keeping our hearts open while witnessing the crumbling of industrial civilization. We discuss tools for holding our center, supporting each other, gratitude, and witnessing the powers of the universe at work. For Carolyn, grieving is the most important work now. She sees grieving as the other side of gratitude and love. Ivey constantly asks herself, “what is relevant?” to be doing or being. Janaia ponders what the legacy of the human experiment might be, in the vast story of Earth. Episode 300.

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Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, “Combat Ready Kitchen”


BookTV

Published on Jan 17, 2016

Anastacia Marx de Salcedo talks about the food products created by the military that have made their way onto our grocery store shelves and into our restaurants.

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After Words with Mei Fong, “One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment”


BookTV

Published on Jan 17, 2016

Journalist Mei Fong discusses China’s recently discontinued one-child policy & its impact on the country in her book, “One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment.” She is interviewed by Evan Osnos, author of “Age of Ambition.”

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