Archive for May, 2012

Representative Government or Paid Representation?

By Mark Kneubuhl – (May 29, 2012)  Once again, our form of representative government in the US is not working.  Case in point: Defense spending and the budget.  While both liberals and conservatives continue to widen the ideology gap... Read more

The Climate Change Hoax, Hoax (Part 2)

By William Thomas – (May 30, 2012)  Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping are increasing at an alarming rate and could rise by as much as 75% in the next 15 years unless we stop shopping for cheap junk at... Read more

The Climate Change Hoax, Hoax (Part 1)

By William Thomas – (May 29, 2012)  Thanks to an outspoken American Senator, the world is being set straight on climate change. Working tirelessly to block Al Gore’s Capitol Hill celebration as part of a seven-continent “Live Earth” concert... Read more

A Time For Hawks and Doves to Perch (and more quotes)

Compiled by Newsbyrd Staff – (Memorial Day, 2012)  Today is not a day to discuss ideologies, whether for or against war. Today is the day that we remember and mourn those who have fallen in service to the country.... Read more

The Congress and the Chicken Coop

Op-ed by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 27, 2012)  In reference to the economy, the political use of the words, sustainable growth is starting to turn my stomach; having become a buzz-word that is used irresponsibly by politicians while force-feeding... Read more

The 35th Anniversary of a Movie Few Will Ever See Again

Source: Wired.com Thirty-five years ago yesterday, George Lucas changed the world forever with his scrappy sci-fi movie about space rebels battling an evil galactic empire. Since then, Star Wars references have become the lingua franca of pop culture. During the premiere,... Read more

Who Owns The Ocean’s Bounty?

By  Mark Kneubuhl – (May 25, 2012)  The Congress has become a dam in the American river of progress.  Inaction has become status quo while a growing division in political ideology has rendered the institution impotent. Case in point:... Read more

Are the folks at Goldman Sachs closet tree-huggers?

By Mark Kneubuhl – (May 24, 2012)  For some time headlines have rotated between Wall Street and the mega-Investment Bankers and a variety of equally depressing environmental stories, with no apparent relationship.  But these two orbiting subjects collided yesterday... Read more

Who’s Watching the Henhouse?

by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 23, 2012)  The U.S. budget is a hot and heavily debated topic in Washington. But while both parties believe it needs to be cut, the largest piece of the pie –the defense budget continues... Read more

Celebrating Bio-Diversity Day: It’s Not A ‘Wake’ Yet

Compiled by Newsbyrd staff- (May 22, 2012)  On December 29th 1993, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio, 172 governments ratified a motion creating International Day for Biological Diversity, to be observed each year,... Read more