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Army Corps of Engineers Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Route

December 4th, 2016

Via: NBC: The secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers told Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II Sunday that the current route for the controversial Dakota Access pipeline will be denied. Archambaut told NBC News after he heard the decision that he was “thankful that there were some leaders in the federal government that […]

UK/Brexit: High Court Rules Government Needs Parliament’s Approval to Trigger Article 50

November 3rd, 2016

Via: BBC: Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU – on its own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial […]

Shine Your Love – Tiki Taane – Greenpeace Stop the Solar Tax Petition Delivery

October 12th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in NZ. — Here’s what the message to the electricity retailers and grid operators in NZ should be: You solar tax me, I disconnect from the grid. I signed the petition referenced in the video below, but the reality is that petitions typically don’t accomplish anything. How many petitions […]

A Few Solar Panels Turned Up…

October 7th, 2016

This was the scene in Auckland yesterday at the company I work for. These are crates of the new 290 watt Trina Honey Plus panels. Monos. Top of the line from the #1 solar panel manufacturer in the world. To all the politicians, power company executives and complicit media that continue to lie about solar […]

My First Solar Customer to Ditch the Grid

September 29th, 2016

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — I just sold my first off grid system to a customer with grid power available at his house. He’s going pretty small (2 kW array, 4x 230AH 12V AGM batteries, 4kW/48V pure sine wave inverter), but he said he’s fed up with dealing with electricity […]

Marie Curie Got Her Start At a Secret University For Women

August 9th, 2016

Via: Atlas Obscura: In the 1860s and 1870s, more educational opportunities were being made available to women in Poland, but universities still staunchly refused to admit them. In 1863, the Ministry of Education had actually sent out a decree to every university council in the country explicitly banning women from enrolling (to be fair, most […]

Germany Worried that France, Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary Could Also Seek to Leave EU

June 24th, 2016

Via: Reuters: Germany is worried that France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could also seek to leave the European Union after Britain’s vote to quit the bloc, German newspaper Die Welt said on Friday, citing a finance ministry strategy paper.

Britain Has Voted to Leave the European Union

June 23rd, 2016

Update: Nikkei 225 Down 7.92% Via: TheStreet: As the yen surged, the Japanese stock markets tumbled. The Nikkei 225 plunged 7.92% to close at 14,952.02–the lowest level in 20 months and the largest decline since April 17, 2000. — Update: Gold: Two Year High Via: Reuters: Gold soared as much as 8 percent to its […]

One More Time: Facebook Tracks Everyone

May 27th, 2016

2011: Facebook Is Building Shadow Profiles of Non-Users Countermeasures, EasyPrivacy: EasyPrivacy is an optional supplementary filter list that completely removes all forms of tracking from the internet, including web bugs, tracking scripts and information collectors, thereby protecting your personal data. Via: Gizmodo: There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that […]

Transparency EU-Style

May 11th, 2016

Via: The Journal: A VIDEO BY Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan criticising the secretive process of viewing classified documents relating to a massive US-EU trade deal has been viewed nearly 70,000 times online. In the video – entitled ‘TTIP reading room farce’ – Flanagan says he is banned from transcribing notes verbatim from texts relating […]

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