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Pres Obama is at it again in India~Modi Shifts on Climate Change With India Renewables Goal

pic http://theobamadiary.com/2015/01/25/a-tweet-or-two-218/


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to expand its use of renewable energy as a way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a signal that his government is moving toward joining an international deal on global warming.

After a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in New Delhi, the prime minister said that his nation along with all others has an obligation to act on reducing the fossil-fuel emissions blamed for damaging the climate

The remarks represent a shift in India’s tone on global warming. It previously emphasized the historical responsibility of industrial nations for creating the problem, and the Indian government has been ambiguous about whether it will adopt domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gases. Modi’s comments suggest he’s ready to work with Obama on a deal in Paris in December that would for the first time require all nations, rich and poor alike, to restrain emissions.


India is the world’s third biggest polluting nation behind China and the U.S., making Modi’s participation in the United Nations climate deal crucial. In November, Obama reached a landmark agreement with President Xi Jinping designed to bring China into a system limiting emissions


I was looking to see if this was on DU before I posted it.. thank you, G_j.. Thanks Obama!

TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
President Obama to seek wilderness designation for 12 million acres of Alaska refuge
11:01 AM - 25 Jan 2015 59 Retweets 32 favorites


Oh wow.. those beat my trees on Kauai upthread, mackeral.. mahalo! :)

Adore Trees.. Especially old ones.. Mahalo, mfcorey!

The Sentinels of St. Edwards. Stow-on-the-Wold, England, 2005.
Planted sometime in the 18th century, these two yews are probably survivors of a celebrated, formal avenue that led to the door of the church.

Here's the Tunnel of Trees on our Island.. not as ancient as yours but interesting.. especially since they came back after they got wiped out in Hurricanes Iwa in 1982 and Iniki on 9/11/92!

Historic, picturesque and inspiring all-in-one, the Tunnel of Trees on Kauai leads the way along Highway 520 to Poipu Beach. Tall eucalyptus trees line Maluhia Road near Koloa, creating a dense, green corridor toward South Shore Kauai. In 1992, when Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai and the rest of Hawaii, the canopy of the Tunnel of Trees was damaged. Today, the trees have once again flourished and create a complete tunnel with closed top.

Over a century ago, Scottish businessman and cattle rancher Walter Duncan McBryde donated over 500 eucalyptus trees from his estate for the beautification of Maluhia Road. McBryde co-founded the McBryde Sugar Company, managed the Kauai Pineapple Company, and also donated Kukuiolono Park to Kauai residents. Today, McBryde is buried near the 8th hole of Kukuiolono Golf Course. Two hurricanes have damaged the tree tunnel, one in 1982 and another in 1992. The trees have since regrown to a full state.


I've been waiting for Perry's name to come up to repost this pic..

Ooops, another one..

Can't leave out cruz and the gang..

Mahalo, TexasT!

They sick sick sick.. with jealousy. SEIU's take on SOTU..

They can try to rewrite.. all they want .. some even try it around here.. ain't gonna happen.

Too many intelligent people keeping track.

We’re counting all the ways the President’s #SOTU agenda would make a difference for America’s working families. #1u
10:02 AM - 24 Jan 2015 68 Retweets 21 favorites



"anti-RT conservative goons.." The conservatives in America love them some homophobic journalist,

internet suppressing, ol dictator putin.

Pravda (Hearts) Tea Party: American Conservatism Embraced By Russian Right-Wing And Vice Versa

"...kneeling at Christ's Holy Sepulcher which Obama never does when visiting Jerusalem. They see him going to church when they know Obama favors Muslims who attack Christians and their churches. They see Putin establishing laws to protect the church and laws against homosexuality. This they admire and this brings them hope. Hope in their upside down world where there is a leader willing to follow Christ. They have no Reagan but they see Putin whom they wish was their president."

"There you have it. Obama is an anti-Christian, Muslim lover, while Putin is the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan. A devout, law and order Christian who can inspire the Teabagging masses. Putin is their 21st century savior who can restore America and the world. The article even includes emails that the author received from Americans wishing Putin could be the U.S. president. And to top it all off, it closes with an evangelical sermon lambasting the "lamestream" media and exalting Putin's piety and the glory of Christ's guidance to the "Truth." [FYI: Pravda, in Russian, means truth]."


Mossad is not impressed, randr

Israeli Mossad Goes Rogue, Warns U.S. on Iran Sanctions

The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has broken ranks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling U.S. officials and lawmakers that a new Iran sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress would tank the Iran nuclear negotiations.

Already, the Barack Obama administration and some leading Republican senators are using the Israeli internal disagreement to undermine support for the bill, authored by Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Robert Menendez, which would enact new sanctions if current negotiations falter.


Thank you for this, she~ Stunning Tweet Pics of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice

Harold W Nelson @HaroldWNelson
George Zimmerman now has six mugshots. Trayvon Martin has an obituary. Never forget.
6:07 PM - 13 Jan 2015 1,310 Retweets 697 favorites

Arapaho415 @arapaho415
#TamirRice shot w/in 2sec of squad car arrival, raising doubts he was warned to raise hands 3x
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/us/in-tamir-rice-shooting-in-cleveland-many-errors-by-police-then-a-fatal-one.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=photo-spot-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 …
6:07 AM - 23 Jan 2015 56 Retweets 9 favorites


Dwayne David Paul @DwayneDavidPaul
This was #EricGarner and his life mattered. This was #EricGarner and his death matters
10:18 AM - 3 Dec 2014 7,931 Retweets 5,992 favorites



We Will Never Forget~

Typical.. and some are whining about President Obama's SOTU.. where he talked about these issues..

Climate Change, Equal Pay for women.. and GLBT in the SOTU.. getting it out for the 31 Million who did watch on tv. More online..

We know nothing's going to pass with these idiots in charge of making laws.. but, Obama is getting it out there to illustrate what Dems stand for leading up to 2016.

State of the Union Is Still Prime Time for the President


"He has the opportunity to talk to a large audience in our democracy and tell them what he thinks his priorities are, what his accomplishments are, and what his vision for the future is, which I think has merit," Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters Tuesday afternoon."


"But Obama can blame more than just disinterest for falling ratings, as even those who want to watch are turning away from traditional viewing methods. In 2014, more than half a million people watched the speech on the White House’s official YouTube channel, and dozens of other media outlets carried their own streaming video showing the address.


Which is Whoosh! Right over their heads!
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