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- Workers' Self-directed Enterprises Working Group MeetingStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: May 20, 2013 - 8:30 pmLocation: Kirkwood Highway Library Wilmington, DEDescription: Some GPDE members are forming a working group to discuss the development of workers' self-directed enterprises. There will be an initial teach-in and discussion on May 20th at 7pm at the Kirkwood Library. If you are interested, want to learn and get involved, please join us. All are welcome!
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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 18, 2013 at 5:33 am
The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is a historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future.
Praised for the “dose of realism” he provided in his book Losing Control, King follows up in this volume with a plain-spoken assessment of where the West stands today. It’s not just the end of an age of affluence, he shows. We have made promises to ourselves that are achievable only through ongoing economic expansion. The future benefits we expect—pensions, healthcare, and social security, for example—may be larger than tomorrow’s resources. And if we reach that point, which promises will be broken and who will lose out? The lessons of history offer compelling evidence that political and social upheaval are often born of economic stagnation. King addresses these lessons with a multifaceted plan that involves painful—but necessary—steps toward a stable and just economic future.
GreenParty Delaware We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area. http://www.amazon.com/Transition-Handbook-Dependency-Resilience-Guides/dp/1900322188/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368855676&sr=1-1&keywords=transition+movement
May 18, 2013 at 5:42 am
GreenParty Delaware Transition focuses on solutions, on community-scale responses, on meeting new people, and on having fun.
May 18, 2013 at 5:43 amMay 18, 2013 at 4:36 am
The U.S. chemical industry is at a crossroads. We can either follow the path of
weak and inappropriate regulation — and continue to produce potentially hazardous
chemicals while manufacturing jobs disappear — or we can move toward disclosure,
regulation and sustainability, thereby encouraging innovation, creating stability
for businesses and investors and new markets for safe and sustainable chemicals.
GreenParty Delaware Because the chemical industry passes sig
nificant costs onto consumers and users of
chemicals, traditional chemical production
looks more competitive than it actually is.
Even low-end estimates of the health costs
of exposure to hazardous chemicals amount
to billions of dollars. In terms of children’s
health outcomes, chemical exposure has been
estimated to play a significant role in 100
percent of the cases of lead poisoning, 10 to
35 percent of asthma cases, 2 to 10 percent
of certain cancers, and 5 to 20 percent
of neurological problems. In California,
with regard to deaths specifically linked to
occupational health and safety factors, 80 to
90 percent of cancer deaths, 100 percent of
pneumoconiosis (occupational lung disease)
deaths, 40 to 50 percent of deaths associated
with neurological disorders, and 40 to 50
percent of deaths associated with renal disor
ders are attributable to chemical exposures.
May 18, 2013 at 4:39 am
GreenParty Delaware And this is why that will not change:
May 18, 2013 at 4:41 am
GreenParty Delaware jobs in non-pharmaceutical
chemicals will be effectively cut in half by
2030 and more than 230,000 additional
jobs will disappear. These job losses will
occur despite expectations that global
production will expand by 4.5 percent on
average each year over the next decade.
May 18, 2013 at 4:41 am
Holly Noel-Liszkiewicz I wish there was a way to get rid of all chemicals, or at least make sure companies can't use toxic ones! Yea I know I'm dreamin
May 18, 2013 at 5:45 am
GreenParty Delaware Well, that report discusses how the chemical industry can be more responsible, more profitable, and employ more people, all at the same time. Of course, that's long-term profit. The industry would have to invest their short-term profits they're making now. They won't do that unless they're forced to, they're not forced to because they can outsource their production. Maybe, as gas and oil get cheaper in the US and they start to move their operations back here, they'll operate more responsibly, because we will make them.
May 18, 2013 at 6:14 amMay 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm
"Talk about horror stories, I'm..." on Sarah Langan's status.May 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm
GreenParty Delaware is now friends with Jimmy Jam and Lisa Fe McVicker.May 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm
GreenParty Delaware shared OccupyMARINES's photo.
Mae Cousins AMEN!!!
May 17, 2013 at 5:59 pmMay 17, 2013 at 4:10 pm
GreenParty Delaware shared The 2013 Great Delaware Kayak Tour's photo.May 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm
“It is a breach of their legal and moral duty for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to fail to stop the needless fish slaughter at these three facilities by ensuring they comply with the Clean Water Act." Maya van Rossum.
With the Eastern Environmental Law Center co-signing the letter, it's obvious what's next.
http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/resources/PressReleases/PR%20announce%203%20letters%205%2016%2013.pdfMay 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Heavier than normal spring rains have put the corn crop far behind schedule: Only 28 percent of corn fields have been planted this year compared with 85 percent at this time in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meanwhile, drought in the Southeastern plains and a poor hay yield have culled the U.S. cattle and calf herd to its lowest level since 1952, propelling the wholesale price of a USDA cut of choice beef to a new high on May 3.
GreenParty Delaware “We are in the midst of dramatic assault on the security of the food supply.”
May 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm
GreenParty Delaware “What’s very sobering about the situation today: This is global and there isn’t any other place to go on this spaceship Earth."
May 17, 2013 at 3:28 pmMay 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm
4 p.m. Monkey Hill Time Trial, Brandywine Park
8 a.m. Men’s Category V 35 + (30 min.)
8:45 a.m. Men’s Category IV (45 min.)
9:45 a.m. Men’s Masters 45/55 (45 min.)
10:45 a.m. Men’s Category II-III (60 min.)
Noon The Grand’s Youth Sprints, Cadence Cycling Foundation Youth Races and Corporate Challenge
2:15 p.m. Women’s Pro, I & II(25 miles)
4 p.m. Wilmington Grand Prix
Men’s Pro & Category I (35 miles)
8 a.m. Third annual Governor’s Ride and Grand Prix Gran Fondo, Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington (registration for the Governor’s Ride starts at 7 a.m.)
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130517/SPORTS11/305170035/Cycling-stars-roll-Wilmington-Grand-PrixMay 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm
Delaware Riverkeeper, Delaware Audubon Society, Delaware Sierra Club and more: "now we’re at the point where we’re going to take action.”
Delaware River water intakes targeted
A three-state environmental coalition demanded government action Thursday to minimize the loss of fish and other aquatic life in the Delaware River threatened by huge cooling water intakes of three power plant and industrial sites, saying their operation under expired permits violates the Clean Wate...
Delaware Riverkeeper Network ~ NJ Sierra Club
Eastern Environmental Law Center ~ NJ Environmental Federation
Delaware Chapter Sierra Club ~ Delaware Audubon Society
American Littoral Society ~ Coalition for Peace and Justice
http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/resources/PressReleases/PR%20announce%203%20letters%205%2016%2013.pdfMay 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm
Data Centers LLC's discussion of their CHP approach to powering their new data center to be built in Newark. The News Journal article announcing it today doesn't talk about the sustainability aspect. Yes it's gas gas gas.
"With the demand for IT increasing exponentially, many
have concluded that our generating and transmission
capacities are both stretched to the extent that we need
to consider alternative and renewable sources of energy.
Only in that way can our data center community do its
part to reduce our reliance on foreign oil and postpone
the obsolescence of our national grid."
"Postpone?" Everybody's abandoning the grid. (Including NRG...) Or, at least it isn't cost effective to increase the capacity and reliability of the grid and centralized power generation for large consumers. The Data Centers LLC (TDC) -- creatively uncreative name, btw -- will throw off excess power for us lowly grid users, improving quality, to be sure. But we need to make and own our own, too.
GreenParty Delaware When nanoseconds mean millions of dollars for automatic high-frequency trading, half of the trading that goes on, location is very important. The fastest computers make the most money. It's good to be "in the middle of it all..." ---- But NYSE wants its trading services to be the lowest latency systems in the world, he said. the data centers will use less power than their predecessors, although "green" isn't exactly the goal. "To be a successful competitor, our systems have to be efficient," http://www.informationweek.com/hardware/data-centers/intel-amd-servers-to-run-nyse-data-cente/224200143?pgno=2
May 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm
GreenParty Delaware High-frequency trading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-frequency_trading
May 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm
GreenParty Delaware SLP: the New York Stock Exchange has a group of liquidity providers called supplemental liquidly providers (SLPs), which attempt to add competition and liquidity for existing quotes on the exchange. As an incentive to the firm, the NYSE pays a fee or rebate for providing said liquidity. As of 2009, the SLP rebate was $0.0015. Multiply that by millions of transactions per day and you can see where part of the profits for high frequency trading comes from.
The SLP was introduced following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, when liquidity was a major concern for investors. http://www.investopedia.com/terms/h/high-frequency-trading.asp
May 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm
GreenParty Delaware HFT Profit = Speed and Reliability = Efficiency, and Proximity (it takes time to send a signal through space)
May 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm
GreenParty Delaware Evil Banksters Saving the Planet!!!
May 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm
GreenParty Delaware Incidentally. Accidentally.
May 17, 2013 at 4:13 pmMay 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm
Very interesting discussions of urban agriculture. Listen while you surf.May 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm
GreenParty Delaware shared Delaware Sierra Club's photo.
May 16, 2013 at 8:37 pmMay 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm
the Bureau of Land Management caved to the wealthy and powerful oil and gas industry and left the public to fend for itself,”May 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm
"The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I'm here to stop it ever happening."
GreenParty Delaware Samsung's flagship Android phone is manufactured in facilities that look after their labourers, following guidelines such as the conventions of the International Labour Organization and United Nations. The phone is made without hazardous materials such as nickel, beryllium, and mercury so it can be recycled when you grow sick of it. And the charger is efficient enough to save you money, to boot. http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/samsung-galaxy-s4-is-first-phone-to-win-green-tco-award-50011239/
May 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm
GreenParty Delaware Send yours to me when you grow sick of it.
May 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm
Zio Z Zio just like that... only more
May 17, 2013 at 10:25 amMay 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm
GreenParty Delaware shared Delaware Sierra Club's event.
250 5th Street, Delaware City, DE Delaware City Community Center Auditorium (Gym adjacent to the library)
https://www.facebook.com/events/367423780030651/373053679467661/?notif_t=likeMay 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm
Bill Huggins Apparently even Murdoch's kids got in a fight with Ailes over Fox News' coverage of this issue. Progress, maybe?
May 16, 2013 at 9:27 pmMay 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm
[Republican] candidates “may actually enhance turnout as well as attract voters over to their side by discussing climate change.”
Some Republicans have started to figure this out, but that means taking on the Tea Party extremists and their well-funded pollutocrat backers like the Kochs:
And a quiet, but growing, number of other Republicans fear the same thing. Already, deep fissures are emerging between, on one side, a base of ideological voters and lawmakers with strong ties to powerful tea-party groups and super PACs funded by the fossil-fuel industry who see climate change as a false threat concocted by liberals to justify greater government control; and on the other side, a quiet group of moderates, younger voters, and leading conservative intellectuals who fear that if Republicans continue to dismiss or deny climate change, the party will become irrelevant.
“There is a divide within the party,” says Samuel Thernstrom, who served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Environmental Quality and is now a scholar of environmental policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. “The position that climate change is a hoax is untenable.”
A concerted push has begun within the party—in conservative think tanks and grassroots groups, and even in backroom, off-the-record conversations on Capitol Hill—to persuade Republicans to acknowledge and address climate change in their own terms.
Mae Cousins take off the legs, inclosed chickens cannot walk,True!!LOL!!
May 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm
Mae Cousins Been in chicken houses, live near chicken farms.
May 16, 2013 at 9:19 pmMay 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm
You’ll note an acceleration of the temperature trend in the late 1970s as greenhouse gas emissions from energy production increased worldwide and clean air laws reduced emissions of pollutants that had a cooling effect on the climate, and thus were masking some of the global warming signal.May 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm
GreenParty Delaware posted a link to Bernie August's timeline.May 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm
diversify your food supply!
start a garden.
build the skill of growing food.
Mae Cousins That's why we should pray over our food, we don't what we are eating! Love to garden , if I have to crawl to plant my seeds.
May 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm
Mae Cousins reaping is fun! straight from the LORD!
May 16, 2013 at 9:15 pmMay 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm
Occupy Delaware GA notes, fresh, hot, chock-full of yummy and nutritious ideas and links!
Douglas Beatty We are going to have to run a pre-recorded blogtalk one night so I can bring my crew to a meeting.
May 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Michelle Ievoli Just up the road in Philly!
May 16, 2013 at 7:14 pmMay 16, 2013 at 6:19 pm
GreenParty Delaware shared Indigenous Environmental Network's status update.May 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm
PLEASE PASS ON!!
Homeless people Are Real People too(H.A.R.P.) is a community organization comprised of people experiencing homelessness, former homeless, and advocates to end homelessness. We are working toward the development and passage of a Homeless Bill of Rights to protect individuals and families, eliminate criminalization, and support the dignity and humanity of the homeless.
That's why I created a petition to The Delaware State House, The Delaware State Senate, and Governor Jack Markell, which says:
"We are requesting Governor Jack Markell and the Delaware State Legislature support a Homeless Bill of Rights. People experiencing homelessness are among Delaware's most vulnerable citizens."
Will you sign this petition and pass the petition on to your friends? Click here:
GreenParty Delaware Laura Philon Apr 3, 2013 Wilmington, DE
I was appalled to learn the while parts of Wilmington, DE were being evacuated during hurricane Sandy, their was no contingency for emergency shelters of Wilmington's homeless population. It took efforts by Occupy DE to get the government to step up and act on behalf of the homeless, and open one shelter! There should be certain rights and protections afforded all people in our land, regardless of what space they physically occupy!
May 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm
- NRC Report: (Un 3265) Phosphonic Acid near Fredericksburg, VA May 18, 2013Incident Type: MOBILE - NRC Report ID: 1047444 - Medium Affected: LAND - Suspected Responsible Party: PITT OHIO […]
- NRC Report: Oil: Diesel near Rutherford, PA May 18, 2013Incident Type: MOBILE - NRC Report ID: 1047443 - Medium Affected: LAND - Suspected Responsible Party: […]
- NRC Report: Unknown Petroleum Products near West Chester, PA May 17, 2013Incident Type: FIXED - NRC Report ID: 1047359 - Medium Affected: SOIL - Suspected Responsible Party: LARRY WOODWARD/BCHS, INC […]
- NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Arthur Kill Ri near Carteret, NJ May 17, 2013Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN - NRC Report ID: 1047292 - Medium Affected: WATER - Suspected Responsible Party: […]
- NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Patapsco River near Baltimore, MD May 17, 2013Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN - NRC Report ID: 1047298 - Medium Affected: WATER - Suspected Responsible Party: […]
- NRC Report: (Un 3265) Phosphonic Acid near Fredericksburg, VA May 18, 2013