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- GPDE Party Building & Operations MeetingStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: May 23, 2013 - 9:00 pmLocation: Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro's Pizza - Newark, DE
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Facebook StatusMay 23, 2013 at 11:45 am
Spiegel was one of about 750 Jewish fighters who on April 19, 1943, launched an uprising that took the Germans off guard. The fighters were overwhelmingly outnumbered and outgunned and the revolt never had a real chance of victory, but the fighters still managed to hold out for a month, longer than some countries invaded by Hitler.
After surviving the ghetto uprising, Spiegel and his future wife joined the Polish partisans and also took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, a larger citywide revolt against the occupying Germans.
Chad Snader It makes me happy to see that a man that was very willing to give his life early on, fighting for the cause of basic human rights and dignity as well as the right to simply exist, was able to go on and lead a very long, happy and peaceful life.
May 23, 2013 at 12:20 pmMay 23, 2013 at 11:39 am
What happens in Texas...
...larger story about the often toxic, sometimes hidden releases emanating from oil refineries, chemical plants and other industrial facilities along the chemical corridor of Louisiana and Texas. Those unplanned emissions — known in regulatory parlance as “upsets” — are occurring more often than industry admits or government knows, according to more than 50 interviews with regulators, activists, plant representatives, workers and residents, and an analysis of tens of thousands of records by the Center for Public Integrity.
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/05/21/12654/upset-emissions-flares-air-worry-ground?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=watchdog&utm_medium=publici-emailMay 23, 2013 at 11:35 am
The problem is that America’s nuclear reactors are old … and are falling apart piece by piece.
But – even after the Fukushima meltdown – regulators have reduced safety standards.
The Nuclear Regulator Commission say that the risk of a major meltdown at U.S. nuclear reactors is much higher than it was at Fukushima. And an accident in the U.S. could be a lot larger than in Japan … partly because our nuclear plants hold a lot more radioactive material.
Indeed, nuclear is expensive and bad for the environment. Nuclear is wholly subsidized by the government … and would never survive in a free market…. and it doesn’t really reduce global warming.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/the-american-nuclear-renaissance-is-stopped-by-a-horrible-cauldron-of-events-the-worst-single-week-for-u-s-nuclear-power-industry-since-fukushima.htmlMay 23, 2013 at 11:28 am
GreenParty Delaware shared Occupy The Money System's photo.
This is a very interesting article. Lots of links. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/why-is-the-fed-bailing-out-the-world-on-our-dime.htmlMay 23, 2013 at 11:11 am
"Pat, that's your problem in a..." on Pat LaMarche's status.
The recent decision to delay and re-submit plans for this corridor has galvanized nature lovers, including me.
These trails know my feet from childhood and the thought of heavy development anywhere near them makes me faint.
GreenParty Delaware shared Pat LaMarche's photo.
Shop local, y'all.May 22, 2013 at 12:12 am
Pat LaMarche posted a photo to your timeline.
share this and print and circulate. no shopping at these retailers. it's the same as supporting slavery and murder. i'm working with this show, tune in nights 9 pm until midnight.May 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm
GreenParty Delaware posted a link to Amy Roe's timeline.
GreenParty Delaware shared Delaware Sierra Club's event.
Interested in solar? Join us in Middletown next week at the Appoquinimink Public Library for our May Solar Homes presentation with Flexera!
Learn whether solar is right for your home, how much capacity you might need and all the options for financing a system on your home or yard.May 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm
If you'd like to try to arrange an editorial column for GP issues/stances I'll try to make that happen. Also articles and letters to the editor would be considered individually as with any other site/publication. Our goal is to print a physical paper.
Let me know if you're interested.
thedelawareamerican.comMay 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Vinton Vernier's next bike:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbea_(company)May 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm
Do good by doing good.
Sierra Student Coalition is hiring students to recruit for PowerShift 2013!
I did this a little for Energy Action Coalition for Powershift 2011 and it was really awesome--and I didn't even get paid. This pays $1,000!May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Maybe we’ve only been animals up til this point … feeding, fighting and fucking. Now, teetering at the brink, can we finally live up to our metaphysical disposition, can we finally use our self-consciousness to reflect on the state we are in and act wisely?
GreenParty Delaware Can we? Yes.
May 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm
GreenParty Delaware Will we? Some of us will.
May 21, 2013 at 5:08 pmMay 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm
Now, for the first time ever, Big Oil is facing a clear and present danger—one that actually promises to deliver energy without a panoply of oil-related problems:
without all that climate-altering CO2
without all the cancers and asthma and birth defects from exhaust
without ecosystem-destroying spills and explosions and pipeline bursts
without all those wars and political bribery and support of repressive Petrostates
and without all those moral, ethical and environmental compromises that are taking the whole damn planet with us in a death spiral of destructive consumption
But don’t start selling off your shares of Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell or Halliburton just yet.May 21, 2013 at 3:10 am
Rebel. If we do not revolt we can no longer use the word “hope.”
“All my means are sane,” Ahab says, “my motive and my object mad.” We are sailing on a maniacal voyage of self-destruction, and no one in a position of authority, even if he or she sees what lies ahead, is willing or able to stop it. Those on the Pequod who had a conscience, including Starbuck, did not have the courage to defy Ahab. The ship and its crew were doomed by habit, cowardice and hubris. Melville’s warning must become ours. Rise up or die.
Even if you fail, even if we all fail, we will have asserted against the corporate forces of exploitation and death our ultimate dignity as human beings. We will have defended what is sacred. Rebellion means steadfast defiance.
More than 100 million Americans—one-third of the population—live in poverty or a category called “near poverty.”
This is the terrible algebra of corporate domination. This is where we are all headed. And in this accelerated race to the bottom we will end up as serfs or slaves.
In the Lakota Indian reservation at Pine Ridge, S.D., in the United States’ second poorest county, the average life expectancy for a male is 48. This is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere outside of Haiti.
The Federal Reserve is reduced to printing money for banks and financiers and lending it to them at almost zero percent interest; corporate officers then lend it to us at usurious rates as high as 30 percent.
I do not know what to call this system. It is certainly not capitalism. Extortion might be a better word.
The fossil fuel industry, meanwhile, relentlessly trashes the ecosystem for profit. The melting of 40 percent of the summer Arctic sea ice is, to corporations, a business opportunity. Companies rush to the Arctic and extract the last vestiges of oil, natural gas, minerals and fish stocks, indifferent to the death pangs of the planet.
And the Appalachian Mountains, which provide the headwaters for much of the Eastern Seaboard, are dotted with enormous impoundment ponds filled with heavy metals and toxic sludge.
As corporations suck the last resources from communities and the natural world, they leave behind...in the sacrifice zones...horrific human suffering and dead landscapes.
The greater the destruction, the greater the apparatus crushes dissent.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/page2/rise_up_or_die_20130519/May 21, 2013 at 2:54 am
"...political conservatives who are worried that countercyclical macroeconomic policy will redistribute income and regulatory privilege away from themselves or their favored social groups"
"'austerians' are concerned that anti-recessionary macro policy will allow a country to "muddle through" a crisis without improving its institutions. In other words, they fear that a successful stimulus would be wasting a good crisis."
(OR...it's not or but and: they want to maintain or improve the status quo in their favor -- the longer the crisis is maintained, the richer they get.)
The author facetiously proposes (without apparent irony), "why don't we just periodically bomb our own cities, in the hope that governance will improve during the rebuilding?"
Well, we did that. And governance has improved, for the rich.
Belt-tightening during a recession to create a depression, to redistribute wealth upwards. It worked for the duPonts in the 30's, it's working for them-all now. It's called Shock Doctrine.
http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/why-do-people-support-austerity.htmlMay 21, 2013 at 12:28 am
May 21, 2013 at 12:29 am
- NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Newark Bay May 23, 2013Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN - NRC Report ID: 1047938 - Medium Affected: WATER - Suspected Responsible Party: […]
- NRC Report: Oil, Misc: Lubricating in Unna near Peach Glen, PA May 23, 2013Incident Type: FIXED - NRC Report ID: 1047948 - Medium Affected: WATER - Suspected Responsible Party: KNOUSE FOODS CO-OP INC […]
- NRC Report: Oil, Fuel: No. 2 near Wilmington, DE May 23, 2013Incident Type: STORAGE TANK - NRC Report ID: 1047966 - Medium Affected: LAND - Suspected Responsible Party: […]
- NRC Report: Un3267 Ethalolamine Benzyl Alcohol near Dayton, NJ May 23, 2013Incident Type: MOBILE - NRC Report ID: 1047905 - Medium Affected: OTHER - Suspected Responsible Party: WARNER ENTERPRISES […]
- NRC Report: Hydraulic Oil near Port Tobacco, MD May 23, 2013Incident Type: MOBILE - NRC Report ID: 1047990 - Medium Affected: LAND - Suspected Responsible Party: WASTE MANAGEMENT […]
- NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Newark Bay May 23, 2013