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What John M. Burt Likes

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Sep 21 '14
From: k****@hotmail.com
To: john_m_burt@hotmail.com; j***@net.net
Subject: cool stuff
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:38:09 -0700




http://www.jwz.org/blog/ 		 	   		  

K***:

Cool stuff indeed.

From: k****@hotmail.com
To: john_m_burt@hotmail.com; j***@net.net
Subject: cool stuff
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:38:09 -0700


http://www.jwz.org/blog/

K***:

Cool stuff indeed.

Sep 20 '14

http://amazingstuff.co.uk/places/amazing-musical-roads/
Okay, that’s some amazing stuff, all right.

Tags: .VB3mPhbLKSp
Sep 20 '14

FW: Biggest climate action in history

Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:01:38 -0700
From: moveon-help@list.moveon.org
To: john_m_burt@hotmail.com
Subject: Biggest climate action in history


Dear MoveOn member,

The biggest climate action in history starts in less than 24 hours.

The centerpiece is a massive rally in New York City timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit. At this meeting,

leaders from around the globe could map out agreements and policies that will determine the future of our climate.

More than 500 buses of protesters are heading to New York. 29 marching bands will provide the soundtrack. 26 city blocks

are being cordoned off for the march’s line-up.

At the same time, more than 2,000 People’s Climate events are taking place in over 160 countries around the world—from

Hong Kong to Buenos Aires and from New York to San Francisco.

Here’s how you can join in this historic weekend:

1. There may be an event happening near you. Check here

to see and get involved.

2. Help spread the word about the biggest climate action in history by making your own “Walk the Walk” video. Click here to make your own video or share your favorite.

3. Tune in to this livestream on Sunday morning to draw

energy and inspiration from the People’s Climate March in New York City.

Past climate negotiations have fallen short of the action we desperately need—but the stakes are too high to allow

world leaders to fail us again.

We’re teaming up with hundreds of allied organizations—including 350.org, the Sierra Club, Avaaz, the Energy Action

Coalition, and Service Employees International Union—to make sure world leaders understand that there’s an overwhelming

public demand for a strong, solutions-based plan for our climate.

Climate justice has been a vital issue for MoveOn members for many years. We organized a virtual town hall on climate

change in 2008 that got all of the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination on the record. We pushed for a major

clean energy jobs bill in 2010; our efforts helped strengthen the legislation that eventually passed the House of Representatives.

We’ve supported allies’ and members’ work to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, which has become a referendum on domestic climate

change action. And MoveOn members have supported dozens of campaigns across the country to stop major dirty energy projects

that would increase the carbon pollution accelerating climate change.

This is a long-haul fight—and I hope you’ll join me in being a part of this important weekend.


Thanks for all you do.–Corinne, Milan, Maria, Aiyi’nah, and the rest of the team


I won’t be able to take part in this, but I’d be interested in hearing from other people who will.

Sep 20 '14
And so it begins.

The seas rise, and humanity has little choice but to retreat.

We could have stopped this.  We could still slow it down.  We could … .

And so it begins.

The seas rise, and humanity has little choice but to retreat.

We could have stopped this. We could still slow it down. We could … .

Sep 19 '14

FW: [new-continuum] Cave Town—Matmata, Tunisia

Mom:

Did you and Dad ever visit this place when you were in Tunisia?

Or did you figure you had seen enough of them while in Arizona? ;{ )

Sep 19 '14
cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.  @KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

Good grief, this is magnificent!
And so big, too.
Hell, yes, I’m annoyed that I didn’t know about it before — and I’m delighted to know about it now.

cheskasmagicshire:

nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
@KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

Good grief, this is magnificent!

And so big, too.

Hell, yes, I’m annoyed that I didn’t know about it before — and I’m delighted to know about it now.

Sep 19 '14

FW: somehow …

From: k****@hotmail.com
To: john_m_burt@hotmail.com
Subject: somehow …
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:07:13 -0700


http://sayitaintsoalready.com/2014/09/16/seatac-washington-booming-after-raising-minimum-wage-to-15/

K****:

Gee, who could have predicted … ?

To be fair, I am sure that all of the people who predicted misery and wretchedness for the poor people of Seatac were right in thinking that there is some level of minimum wage which would depress economic activity.

And if they would be so kind as to publish cases in point, naming the city / state / country where this happened, the amount by which the minimum wage was raised, the increase in the rate of unemployment, the increase in inflation or other ill effects, &c., then we would have a metric we could use to judge the wisdom of any given wage increase.

As Leibniz [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Wilhelm_Leibniz] hoped might one day be the case for all issues of policy and morality, we would be able to simply sit down and say, “Gentlemen, let us calculate.”

Sep 19 '14
Hard to credit that any couple ever thought this would be a flattering portrait, even if his eyes have, as I suspect, been moved … .

Hard to credit that any couple ever thought this would be a flattering portrait, even if his eyes have, as I suspect, been moved … .

Sep 19 '14
http://alternateflags.tumblr.com/post/97904538290/log-in-the-new-york-times               
 A gift from the Flag Foundation of India — possibly as an expression of
 gratitude that Afghanistan was no longer a part of India, and thus not 
their problem.

http://alternateflags.tumblr.com/post/97904538290/log-in-the-new-york-times
A gift from the Flag Foundation of India — possibly as an expression of
gratitude that Afghanistan was no longer a part of India, and thus not
their problem.

Sep 19 '14

alternateworldcomics:

UUR U 3#’s 4 and 5

In the Netherlands, they don’t call the critical moment “H-Hour”.  They call it “Uur U”.

Here are alternate timelines like, a Anarchist revolution in Russia in 1917 (I suspect, with a sinking feeling, that it might not have turned out any better, but who knows?), a swift German victory in 1914, a successful May 1968 revolution in France and others which sound like they would be a lot of fun if I read Dutch.

So, is anybody going to translate them?