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Privatizing Water as a Commodity – Scarcity of Natural Resources as Demand and Population Increases

Video About Water is fundamental to life, yet it’s also a scarce commodity. In many cases, greed and mismanagement are causing this life-giving essential to run dry. What happens when water is monetized? From Australia to California, from New York to London and Brussels, this investigative documentary tells the story of the global struggle over… Continue reading Privatizing Water as a Commodity – Scarcity of Natural Resources as Demand and Population Increases

Reviving a Hemp Industry in Colorado – An Initiative by Hemp Fortex and Patagonia

Video About In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, worsening drought is causing farmers to face the prospect of losing their livelihoods. Two potato and barley farmers are placing their bets on a drought-tolerant crop—industrial hemp. Shannon Wright and his son-in-law Dion Oakes share a common dream: to pass their generational farm down to their kids and… Continue reading Reviving a Hemp Industry in Colorado – An Initiative by Hemp Fortex and Patagonia

These Bipartisan Efforts are Inspiring and Impactful

Overview As a nation, collectively and as individuals, many are focusing 90% of their energy on the 10% of things that we disagree on rather than the 90% that we agree on. As has been said repeatedly, what unites us is greater than what divides us. Our country faces many challenges. We could list the… Continue reading These Bipartisan Efforts are Inspiring and Impactful

Black Community Leaders Speak Out Against Violent Protests

We’ve witnessed decades of violent and militant acts among right-wing extremists. Everything from incidents like the 1995 Oklahoma bombing, to more recent events like the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Right-wing extremists seem to be more heavily armed and motivated to do greater harm than their leftist counterparts. There are many examples of armed right-wing… Continue reading Black Community Leaders Speak Out Against Violent Protests

Joe Biden and Peaceful Centrists Face Violence From Extremism on Right and Left

This month we’ve seen violent and illegal behavior from extremists on the right and the left in response to the centrist and moderate resurgence we’re seeing in the United States. Republicans who have expressed concerns in recent years about extremism in the party are now feeling vindicated, despite the backlash of being branded as RINOs… Continue reading Joe Biden and Peaceful Centrists Face Violence From Extremism on Right and Left

Meet the Republicans Promoting Civility and Cooperation

While public attention has mostly been on extremism within the Republican Party over the past four years, there have also been some hopeful indicators for where the party may be heading in the future. I try to support leaders across the political spectrum who seem to be independent thinkers who will put people and country… Continue reading Meet the Republicans Promoting Civility and Cooperation

Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

In his article “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection,” [Wired 7 Jan 2021] Roger McNamee has asserted that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services intentionally promote incendiary content. He states, “the algorithmic amplification of extreme content is a business choice made in pursuit of profit.” Content that incites people will be… Continue reading Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

On 16 Jan 2021, the plan for Joe Biden’s first 100 days was announced. The headline from NPR read “Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More.” The part about “orders mandating masks” caught my attention. That story was tweeted on 17 Jan at 11:00 AM CT. Here's what President-elect… Continue reading National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Simple Predictions About five days ago, I wrote an article stating that kicking conservative individuals and groups off of social media would result in militant extremists moving to encrypted channels of communication on the dark web to launch attacks against the nation. Now, five days later, militant extremists have moved to encrypted channels of communication… Continue reading This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Response to Matthew Cooke “Wake Up Call for Republicans” Video

Video Here’s the video. Below you’ll find commentary and response. Commentary Two days ago, Matthew Cooke posted the video shown above. It’s a compelling appeal that seems to be a kind of intervention effort designed to bring Republicans back to their traditional roots. Some of the points made are similar to concerns expressed by some… Continue reading Response to Matthew Cooke “Wake Up Call for Republicans” Video