YAY! New York just banned fracking! *\o/*


Ordinary people across New York built a movement to stand up to fossil fuel companies willing to destroy our communities in the name of profit.

The companies spent millions to influence the political process, but after years of relentless organizing, yesterday we won big. State leaders stood on the side of science and public health by banning fracking. This is amazing news, and it happened because of activists like you who wouldn’t back down!

But the work that got us here can’t stop.

Even without fracking in New York, levels of nearly all the major greenhouse gases continue to reach record highs. We need a plan that makes New York a national leader in building renewable energy infrastructure, and only our state leaders can get us there.

Click here to call on Governor Cuomo and the State Senate and Assembly Energy Committees to create a comprehensive, scientifically sound transition plan to get New York to 100 percent renewable energy.

On the same day the decision to ban hydrofracking statewide was announced, the Long Island Power Authority abandoned its plan to construct a major offshore wind farm and will delay the construction of a large amount of the solar infrastructure it promised.1

Projects like these wouldn’t just reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change to spiral out of control. They would create good, living wage jobs that New Yorkers need right now.

Without a strong commitment to green infrastructure and a comprehensive plan for moving forward, LIPA and other energy providers can continue to sideline these vital projects.

We don’t have any more time to wait.

Right now we’re on a path that will raise temperatures globally by 3 to 4 degrees celsius. This is the point at which sea-level rise, out of control weather and loss of habitable land will devastate our communities.2

This has been a big year in the fight for environmental justice. 400,000 people marched through the streets of New York in September calling for climate action. We won a statewide ban on hydrofracking. And world leaders at the climate summit in Peru this week showed that they’re beginning to hear our voices.

But we need immediate action. Call on Governor Cuomo and state leaders to create a transition plan that gets New York to 100 percent renewable energy before it’s too late.

Thanks for all that you do,

Karen Scharff
Executive Director
Citizen Action of New York

♪Winter Solstice – Music Themes

This week Bear has chosen “Winter Solstice” as our timely theme. Our northern hemisphere solstice falls on Dec. 21, also known as midwinter, marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. From Wiki: The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction. Thus it is a time of celebration, good cheer and giving thanks. Equally important is reflection… pensively hibernating in my pajamas, relishing the luxury of doing nothing at all. Please enjoy!  🙂

A. Vivaldi – Le quattro stagioni – “Winter” (The Four Seasons). Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 “L’inverno” (“Winter”). 1. Allegro non molto 2. Largo 3. Allegro. Gidon Kremer, English Chamber Orchestra 1981

Ottorino Resphigi “Adorazione dei Magi” Trittico Botticelliano “The Adoration of the Magi” from Trittico Botticelliano by Ottorino Resphigi, Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Franz Litschauer conductor, Vienna 1952

Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ Op.25 Part 3 The Arrival at Sais – Trio pour deux flûtes et harpe exécuté par les jeunes Ismaélites, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon

Bach: Christmas Oratorio XIX Aria: “Schalfe, mein Liebster, geneisse der Ruh” (BWV 248) Sleep now, my dearest, enjoy now thy rest,
Wake on the morrow to flourish in splendor!
Lighten thy breast,
With joy be thou blest,
Where we hold our heart’s great pleasure!

ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6:8, VI. Pastorale ad libitum: Largo by The English Concert and Conductor Trevor Pinnock

Pytor Illych Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a – II. March

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/ Nina Kaptsova – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Debussy/ Michelangeli ~ Des pas sur la neige ~ Preludes, Book 1 No. 6 “Footprints in the Snow”

Erik Satie – Gymnopédie No. 2 lent et triste

Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye – Apothéose: Le Jardin féerique (Pierre Monteux & LSO)

Mozart Piano Concerto 20 in D Minor, K 466 – II. Romance (Ivan Klánský)

Mozart’s serenade No. 10 “Gran Partita” in B Flat Major K 361 III Adagio

009 Sound System – Trinity

Madonna – Frozen

Bounce on over & say HI:   Bear     Lisa     Johnny     Antanya     Willow

Weakness or Cunning? Why US decided to End 50-Year Standoff with Cuba Now

No coincidences here! Duh! 😉

Futurist Trendcast

Breaking news: US president Obama announced that he was lifting some of the 50-year-old sanctions against Cuba, using his executive powers – only Congress can lift embargo completely. An exchange of prisoners has taken place, certain business and travel restrictions to Cuba are expected to be lifted. Obama announced that it’s time to normalize relations between the two countries. The Miami anti-Cuban lobby is up in arms.

Various analysts have been speculating why this is happening now. Some think it’s a sign of the USA’s weakness, others believe it is to tear Cuba away from Venezuela’s influence, and to impede Cuba’s relationship development with Russia and China.

As you know, I have been to Cuba years ago, when embargo was in full swing. You can find 2 interviews on the INTERVIEWS page, where I talk about some of my Cuban experiences. I also wrote about Cuba in: New Predictions! Putin…

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The Russian Ruble Drop

Good assessment, there’s alot of manipulation behind the scenes of this currency war. WWIII is a 4D battlefield of mind and will. Love the PCR report, so true! Make no mistake this is an economic war against Russia, and the SWIFT credit system is part of the US monetary arsenal. Good to see that Russia is getting the kick in the pants to jumpstart their leadership role of maintaining balance in the world.

Futurist Trendcast

These are my preliminary notes on the Russian ruble drop, since many people have asked me to address this developing situation. I am also getting questions regarding the oil price drop, OPEC actions and US involvement. I will either do a couple of articles, or possibly a donation-based Earth Shift Report on these topics, as they seem to be on everyone’s minds. Below are some of my preview thoughts on the subject of the Russian ruble drop.

Referenced is the latest Dr. Paul Craig Roberts’ (PCR) interview with Greg Hunter’s USA Watchdog. Here is the complete interview: Paul Craig Roberts-US Government Most Corrupt on Earth. Quote: “No need for economics if US can rig everything.” I understood this 10 years ago, when I left my financial consultant position at Smith Barney/Citigroup.

PCR is discussing the ruble drop from his standpoint as top American economist and former U.S. Asst. Treasury Secretary…

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