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Yes, a documentary could help.

But unfortunately the only people who would listen to the documentary would be people who already know about the problem. Others will continue with their heads in the sand.

I empathize with the despair - had long months of sobbing/ deep depression when, yrs ago, I first realized the full extent of what global warming will do to the planet, to ALL living things. Strangely, I despaired more for innocent critters than for we humans who have selfishly caused this.

As climate scientists have said about the current offerings of fixes, with the exception of cutting carbon emissions to the bone (which will not be done): they're inadequate. 😢

Great article accurately describes our situation

"Recently, I was in Homer, Alaska, to talk about my book The End of Ice. Seconds after I had thanked those who brought me to the small University of Alaska campus there, overwhelmed with some mix of sadness, love, and grief about my adopted state—and the planet generally—I wept."

Thanks, appalachiablue. 🙏

Harvard geneticist goal: to protect humans from viruses, genetic diseases, aging

Our lives have been transformed by the information age. But what's coming next is likely to be more profound, call it the genetic information age. We have mapped the human genome and in just the last few years we have learned to read and write dna like software. And you're about to see a few breakthroughs-in-waiting that would transform human health. For a preview of this revolution in evolution we met George Church, a world leading geneticist, whose own DNA harbors many eccentricities and a few genes for genius.

The complicated ethics of genetic engineering
We found George Church in here.

...He helped pioneer mapping the human genome and editing DNA. Today, his lab is working to make humans immune to all viruses, eliminate genetic diseases, and reverse the effects of time.


Question: will our Dem leaders do what's necessary

...to put all these rethugians lawbreakers behind bars?
And will that not "tear the country apart"?
But is it not necessary to fix this huge problem?

Make them aware he NEEDED $$$ from Russia.

His net worth is so low - he didn't have the collateral needed - that U.S. banks refused to lend him cash he needed. He's in hock up to his ears.

"There's 2 people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher & Trump."

Found link...

A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by lThe Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.


Where was Mueller on this?

Yes, definitely get this into the Congressional Records.

Turkey launches another 'massive attacks' on the Kurds

Turkey launches ‘massive attacks’ on the Kurds — US military are ‘sickened’ by Trump’s betrayal

Also on RawStory:

YES! +1000

My hubs, a former federal employee, has been saying this for years. He truly thinks the U.S. has better computer expertise and cybersecurity than Russia and that we can and should take down their whole cyber infrastructure! We need to bring Russia/Putin's gov't. to its knees before they do this to us, because they have already shown their malicious intent in so many ways.

And we absolutely must stay on our toes with China who are actually more of a potential threat. But they are into more industrial espionage. (And they target government labs as well.)
Russia doesn't have have China's expertise, thankgoodness.

You're posting about the rethug voters, not just the R lawmakers,


If they vote for one of these hateful people, they are one in my book.

Ohio Anti-Science Bill

Ohio GOP bill may bar teachers from penalizing students who give creationist answers to questions about evolution.

The bill states that teachers "shall not 'prohibit a student from engaging in religious expression in the completion of homework, artwork, or other written or oral assignments'” and “shall not penalize or reward a student based on the religious content of a student’s work.”

..."this clause could restrict biology teachers from docking points off students who say that the Earth was created just thousands of years ago."


The bill's co-sponsor differs but the bill's text is fairly clear. Could this turn into another 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial if challenged?

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