Centrist News 2008
Health(s)care! Am I being dramatic? Depends on your level of healthcare. Is healthcare scary? Depends on who you are.
Presidential debates and the Vice Presidential debate. Barack Obama & Joe Biden; John McCain and Sarah Palin debate the issues of our time. Do they really understand the realities of sustainable environment, renewable energy? What about the feasability of an ecnomic system based on growth in a limited system? What about the effects of the boomer bubble on the healthcare and social security system. Performance based education? National Security? Who is willing to say what we don't want to hear about what needs to be done? That is where the integrity is.
"We're toast if we don't get on a very different path," Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute of Space Sciences who is sometimes called the godfather of global warming science, told The Associated Press. "This is the last chance." Dr. James Hansen summarizes the past 20 years. What the relevant scientific community is confident in, what conclusions can be drawn, and where confusion still exists. Editors Note: Only the science matters. Those that say there is no consensus in the relevant scientific community, do not know the definition of the word 'consensus'.
The numbers being discussed for target atmospheric Co2 are between 450 and 550 ppm (parts per million). We are currently at 385ppm CO2 (in 2008). The "Target Atmospheric Co2" paper clearly shows based on the evidence that everything is going faster than expected regarding global warming and its effects. Interpreted, that also means that humankind needs to reconsider it's action plan regarding our relationship with the global climate.
Health in America - A look at corporate influence in governance and the marketplace (where America shops for food and supplies). We examine the question: Are we the 'United States of America' or the 'United Corporations of America'.
What does global warming mean for National Security? A report from authors including former CIA Director R. James Woolsey; Jay Gulledge, Ph.D., is the senior scientist and program manager for science and impacts at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress outlines three case scenarios and their impacts for national security.
When American patriots are attacked by our own government, by an administration led by a president that promised to take "appropriate action" and stand by his pledge to "fire" with anyone affiliated with the outing of a CIA agent (Valerie Plame Wilson); when truth is bent or broken to maintain a charade for an agenda that is veiled to conceal its intent and motive from the very people that government is meant to protect; when lies are used to serve agendas that are wrapped in motives counter to the very fabric of our constitution and its intent to protect its people from dictators and tyrants; when that government shows such callousness as to betray those that serve its glory through their patriotism; what is left to the people but the tattered ideas of the founding fathers and the dreams of freedom won through independence traded for profit, power and control of those that believe, in their own mind, they can think for the rest of us without consideration of common sense; without congress; or without caring of consequence, and at the cost of the very national security that president and his administration, is sworn to protect; what is a reasonable society to do?