Here is some more good solar news.
Massive Solar Plan for Minnesota Wins Bid Over Gas
DAVID SHAFFER – Star Tribune
This would be an important well-researched essay no matter who wrote it. But it is doubly so because the author is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. The point it makes challenges the integrity of Obama Administration Justice Department in a very fundamental way. The last five year’s performa! nce under Attorney General Holder have, in my view, put the American judicial system in crisis. In case after case it is clear that there are two kinds of justice: justice for the rich and lack of justice for everyone else.
The Financial Crisis: Why Have No High-Level Executives Been Prosecuted?
JUDGE JED RAKOFF, United States District Judge – The New York Review of Books
Yesterday it was laptop searches, today it is the destruction of the instruments of an internationally renowned musician. This is all part of the rise of the American police state. And please note my comment of yesterday that this is problem that particularly afflicts darker complected individuals, particularly with Muslim sounding names.
Boujemaa Razgui, Musician, Says JFK Customs Officials Destroyed 13 Instruments
ZACHARY STIEBER – Epoch Times
The TED talks which at first I thought a wonderful idea have over time become, well, something considerably less. This report tells part of the story. But there is another issue which is not mentioned here: TED will not permit any presentations that deal with a non-reductionist materiali! st view of consciousness. It is straight-out prejudice and censorship.
It’s a Recipe for Civilizational Disaster — TED Has Turned into an ‘American Idol’ for Science, Philosophy
BENJAMIN H BRATTON – AlterNet (U.S.)/The Guardian (U.K.)
Yet another example of the Schism Trend that is separating us into two countries. (See my essay: At the Cost of Your Life: Social Value, Social Wellness. http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307%2813%2900249-8/fulltext) One aspect of this is that as time goes on the Red value states are literally becoming unhealthy compared to the Blue value states.
Doctors Are Now Referring to the Southeast As the ‘Stroke Belt’
AMANDA STEWART – The Atlanta Blackstar