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A challenge of Olympic proportions …

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on A challenge of Olympic proportions …

The opening ceremony is hours away and sporting events have begun for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Besides a life-long joy at exposure to new sport, great sports feats, and the basic global harmony concept of the Olympic games, the London games caught my attention for the organizers’ plans to make it totally green. […]

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Tags: business practice · carbon offsets · Energy · Global Warming · green · greenwashing

Anniversary Actions …

April 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Anniversary Actions …

When it comes to marking anniversaries, champagne for two is sometimes the appropriate path but there are many anniversaries that are more appropriate marked by serious (and loud) crowds. Today is such an anniversary, where we should be working together to remind people of what occurred and what is still occurring on what merits note […]

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Does BP stand for Begging for Pennies?

August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Does BP stand for Begging for Pennies?

Few people earn a living (or even make money) running a blog site — especially not one that focuses on issues of substance.  People do it for passion, love, ego, boredom, concern for public service … any number of reasons. And, in almost all cases, doing this costs money from indirect (opportunity costs) to direct […]

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Tags: advertising · Energy · greenwashing · journalism

Village Truthiness on the Death Gusher’s impact on public opinion … need to look behind the curtain

July 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Village Truthiness on the Death Gusher’s impact on public opinion … need to look behind the curtain

Progressive bloggers have been, as per David Waldman (Kagro X) at Daily Kos, quoting from a Washington Post article about how the oil in the Gulf isn’t shifting public opinion on energy issues like environmentalists desire. Not surprisingly, The Post article is rather mediocre in a balanced journalism sort-of way: legitimate and interesting material is […]

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Tags: Energy · Washington Post

Web Security Has It Right: Naughty Legislature make BP Act Now!

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Web Security Has It Right: Naughty Legislature make BP Act Now!

Sometimes you just have to wonder …. An acquaintance captured the screen shot above as to the combination of web security (question being asked: human or computer?) and advertising. Considering the influence of petro-dollars (and other fossil-foolish interests) on the US political system, this is an incredibly apt message combination. NOTE:  Advertisement on the right […]

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Tags: BP · deepwater horizon · Energy

Going Gaga on BP …

June 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

BP…lie lie ieesss Yah so what, some birds die Laugh Laugh to the bank HA HA, an oil rig sank. There are many ways to deal with tragedies and painful situations, with parody often being an effective path. Well, rewriting Lady Gaga with “Oilmance” might have captured how to think about Bloody Polluters. See the […]

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Tags: Energy · politics

Raging Grannies rage against BP …

June 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Raging Grannies can create attention to issues through the unexpected image of a ‘friendly granny’ screaming “you suck”. The video that follows rewrites the Battle Hymn of the Republic to express The video starts off with an identification of the real challenge: “America is addicted to oil.” Understandably — but mistakenly — the outrage turns […]

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What I want, and don’t want, to see on my next trip to a major aquarium …

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Despite the horrific nature of the massive man-made volcano of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the utter absence of discussion of the evolving disaster in work and social environments has been a striking contrast to the virtual blogosphere world. Not once this month, without my starting the conversation, has Gulf oil been discussed: even […]

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Tags: environmental · oil · OilApocalypse · oilpocalyse · political symbols · pollution

The newest BP commercial … a must see, must share item …

May 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Consider rating it up at YouTube so more people will see it …

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Tags: Energy · oil · OilApocalypse · political symbols · pollution

Massive Electricity Slick Spreads Across Gulf Of Mexico

May 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

AENN’s correspondent Rei reports from AE New Orleans about a disastrous event in the AE Gulf of Mexico. AE Lousiana residents are bracing today for the arrival of an electricity slick spreading across the Alternate Gulf of Mexico after efforts to hold it at bay proved largely unsuccessful.

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Tags: Energy