Democracy at stake: The need for standards and certification

Credit to Author: Nelson Celis, TMT| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:05:39 +0000

First of 3 parts IN a hearing last week of the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation led by Sen. Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos, I was surprised to hear that the test certification of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines or vote counting machines, would only need some machines to undergo thorough […]

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Environmentalism & The Electric Car

Credit to Author: Robert Dee| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 07:34:23 +0000

I have several acquaintances who are concerned about our present administration and Trump’s anti-environmental actions (now he’s just turned back the protection of streams and waterways, giving industry carte blanche to pollute even more). Several of those same individuals just bought new gas cars in the last year. That’s the problem! It’s not the climate deniers, however naive they may be — it’s the people who understand the danger at our door and think it’s someone else’s responsibility to fix

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As We Roll Into 2020, Time To Reconsider, What Is The Media’s Role? What’s CleanTechnica’s Role?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 03:00:06 +0000

No industry is perfect. No company is perfect. And there’s a good chance you and I are not perfect. The best we can do is try to observe thoughtfully and compassionately and learn from life. Life is a learning lesson, as some say

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5 Myths About The Green New Deal (Videos)

Credit to Author: Years of Living Dangerously| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:57:34 +0000

It’s still early days for the Green New Deal, a ten-year policy that aims to solve climate change at the pace and scale the crisis demands. Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a non-binding resolution to Congress. The goal of the resolution is to lay out the scope of the plan’s ambitions, but the nitty-gritty of the policy details are still to come.  

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Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 06:31:04 +0000

BEIJING — “Get those foreign agents outta town”, roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement as violent and spurred on by overseas governments. The rap video, overlaid with clips of protesters clashing with police and breaking into Hong […]

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China condemns US lawmakers’ support for Hong Kong protests

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:39:59 +0000

A pro-democracy protester holds eggs as he plan to throw them to the police station during a protest march in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong as Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

BEIJING — A spokesman for China’s ceremonial legislature has condemned statements from U.S. lawmakers supportive of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. You Wenze called the comments “a gross violation of the spirit of the rule of law, a blatant double standard and a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.” He says Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people […]

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