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"The B.C. government is planning a crackdown this spring on drivers who hog the left lane, preventing other vehicles from passing.

 

Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he plans legislation to give more power to police to ticket drivers who aren't using the lane to pass.

 

Drivers who clog up the fast lane aren't just a nuisance, said Stone. They also cause some serious problems on the road.

 

"Whether it's ICBC, collision information or RCMP traffic reports, failure to keep right except to pass is a cause of many collisions across British Columbia," he said.

 

Stone said police already ticket drivers who don't move into the right lane to let other drivers pass, but those tickets are often overturned in court.

 

The government will also plan a publicity campaign reminding drivers that driving in the left lane while not passing is against the law, Stone said."

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-s-left-lane-hogs-to-face-tougher-rules-transportation-minister-promises-1.2979684

 

 

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"Offshore wind is coming to the United States.

 

Construction on what will be the country’s first offshore wind farm started Monday in Rhode Island. The wind farm, which is being developed by Deepwater Wind, will be located off of the coast of Block Island, a small island about 13 miles south of Rhode Island. Once completed, the five-turbine, 30-megawatt wind farm will produce enough energy to power all homes and businesses on Block Island, which previously relied on diesel generators, according to the Sierra Club. The wind farm will also send energy to mainland Rhode Island. It’s expected to come online in fall 2016.

 

Environmental groups, many of which have pushed for the project since it started going through hearings in 2013, applauded the start of construction. Bruce Nilles, senior campaign director for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, told ThinkProgress that the start of construction was a “landmark” moment for the U.S. wind industry, and that it “really makes real the promise offshore wind has” in the U.S., particularly on the East Coast.

“This is technology that will play a very important part in decarbonizing electric sector,” he said.

 

Nilles said he thinks the U.S. has learned a lot in the last five or so years about how to build offshore wind farms responsibly.

“I think we have learned a lot about the siting of clean energy projects in general over last few years,” he said. “In some places, it makes no sense to put renewable energy project.”

 

But there are other potential sources of conflict when it comes to offshore wind. One project — Cape Wind in Massachusetts — was stalled for nearly 14 years before its developer cancelled some of its key contracts in January. The future of Cape Wind is unknown, but what is known is that oil billionaire Bill Koch, who owns property in Nantucket Sound, has long fought against the project, claiming that installing the turbines in Nantucket Sound would create “visual pollution” and increase the cost of electricity in the sound. Koch’s opposition wasn’t the only thing that contributed to the project’s delay, but it was one of the most well-known."

 

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/28/3651715/deepwater-wind-project-construction-starts/

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Visual pollution.....for the Koch Family??!!!!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!”

 

 

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June 2, 2015 - "Ancillary companies that provide products tied to home cannabis cultivation might find some promising opportunities way south of the U.S. border.

 

Stores are popping up all over Uruguay to cater to a burgeoning number of home marijuana cultivation enthusiasts.

 

There are at least 20 stores in the country peddling soil for cannabis, books on cultivation, marijuana gardening gear, irrigation systems, temperature and humidity controls, and other cultivation-related products. Some U.S.-based companies might be able to find a foothold in these stores, if they haven’t already.

 

Uruguay legalized marijuana for personal use in 2013 and then-President Jose Mujica signed the legislation in May 2014, but the industry has been slow to get started. Thus far, home cultivation is the only legal method of procuring cannabis, which is one of the reasons specialty gardening stores have been proliferating.

 

Residents are allowed to grow up to six plants at home, but they have to register with the government. Registration for home growers opened in August last year, leading to the boom in home cultivation products."

 

http://mjbizdaily.com/new-industry-in-uruguay-cannabis-cultivation-products/

 

 

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As far as the wind turbines in Cape Cod, there are more liberal nimby's there than conservative ones. There was a story a few years ago about liberals not wanting them either, for the same reasons, but let's forget about that.

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In other news: Sierra Club remains tight lipped on the millions of bats & birds slaughtered by wind generation each year. Still no news on the latest solar - wind powered steel mill; but green energy supporters are hopeful; that being, it is now estimated a solar array the size of Kansas may be capable of actually melting 11 pounds of raw iron ore.

When all those dead birds & bats hit the ground & begin to decay, do they leave a carbon footprint?

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As far as the wind turbines in Cape Cod, there are more liberal nimby's there than conservative ones. There was a story a few years ago about liberals not wanting them either, for the same reasons, but let's forget about that.

 

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In other news: Sierra Club remains tight lipped on the millions of bats & birds slaughtered by wind generation each year. Still no news on the latest solar - wind powered steel mill; but green energy supporters are hopeful; that being, it is now estimated a solar array the size of Kansas may be capable of actually melting 11 pounds of raw iron ore.

When all those dead birds & bats hit the ground & begin to decay, do they leave a carbon footprint?

 

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Gee.....more stories.......

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"ToTo....I don't think we're in Texass, anymore."

 

 

August 8, 2015 - "The man who committed one of the worst mass murders in Colorado history will not suffer the state's strictest punishment because of persuasive efforts his attorneys began before a jury was even picked, legal experts said Saturday.

 

James Holmes' sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday shocked a courtroom full of victims who sat through the grueling three-month-long Aurora theater shooting trial and hoped Holmes would receive the death penalty.

 

But the roots for the life sentence reached far deeper than the trial — all the way back to the earliest days of jury selection in the case. There, Holmes' attorneys began sowing seeds with jurors to convince them that life could be the appropriate punishment for the calculated killing of 12 people.

 

More specifically, experts said Friday's sentence was a validation of a jury selection strategy developed by Colorado public defenders called the "Colorado Method." The system coaches attorneys to emphasize with jurors that imposing the death penalty is a personal moral choice and that they must respect their fellow jurors' decisions.

 

While Holmes' crime — he also wounded 70 people in the attack on the Century Aurora 16 movie theater three years ago — was especially heinous, his mental illness made the punishment decision difficult for some jurors, said Denver attorney Cliff Stricklin.

 

"Jurors have a hard time sentencing someone to die who is not in complete control of his faculties," he said.

 

The seeds that the defense planted all bloomed in the jury deliberation room, according to Juror No. 17, who was ultimately selected for the jury and who is so far the only juror to speak publicly about the case. In an interview after Friday's verdict, she said one juror refused to sentence Holmes to death, citing his mental illness. Two others were undecided. Despite their opposition, the remaining nine jurors respected their colleagues' decisions.

 

"Everyone was very cordial and respectful toward others," she said. "There was no arguing at all."

 

 

http://www.denverpost.com/theater-shooting-trial/ci_28608813/defense-jury-selection-strategy-key-theater-shooting-sentence

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August 13, 2015 - The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on August 13 that the death penalty violates the state constitution.

 

In the 4-3 decision, the Court said that, because of the prospective repeal of the death penalty in 2012 and "the state’s near total moratorium on carrying out executions over the past fifty-five years, capital punishment has become incompatible with contemporary standards of decency in Connecticut."

 

As a result, the Court said, it "now violates the state constitutional prohibition against excessive and disproportionate punishments." The Court also stated that "the death penalty now fails to satisfy any legitimate penological purpose and is unconstitutionally excessive on that basis as well."

 

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http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/

 

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As far as the wind turbines in Cape Cod, there are more liberal nimby's there than conservative ones. There was a story a few years ago about liberals not wanting them either, for the same reasons, but let's forget about that.

More than a story.. It was a fact....

The Cape Cod wind farm project was defeated largely by Senator Ted Kennedy.... Their excuse was they thought the wind turbines would interfere with the migratory flight of seabirds... The reality was owners of nearby ocean front property ( including Teddy ) did not want the turbines to spoil the view....

 

 

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/ted-kennedy-defeats-cape-cod-wind-mill-farm

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September 29, 2015 - "The first patient has been treated in Britain, in a pioneering trial of a new treatment co-developed by Pfizer and derived from embryonic stem cells, designed for patients with a condition that can cause blindness.

 

Specialists at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital said the operation, described as "successful", was the first of 10 planned for participants in a trial of the treatment for a disease called 'wet' age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

 

The trial will test the safety and efficacy of transplanting eye cells known as retinal pigment epithelium, which have been derived from embryonic stem cells.

 

Stem cells are the body's master cells, the source of all other cells. Scientists who support the use of embryonic stem cells say they could transform medicine, providing treatments for blindness, juvenile diabetes or severe injuries. But critics object to them because they are harvested from human embryos."

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20150928_Reuters_Report_KCN0RS2QA_UK_scientists_start_stem_cell_trial_of_potential_blindness_cure.html

 

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In other news: Sierra Club remains tight lipped on the millions of bats & birds slaughtered by wind generation each year. Still no news on the latest solar - wind powered steel mill; but green energy supporters are hopeful; that being, it is now estimated a solar array the size of Kansas may be capable of actually melting 11 pounds of raw iron ore.

When all those dead birds & bats hit the ground & begin to decay, do they leave a carbon footprint?

 

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Skyscrapers also kill birds and bats that fly into them.

 

You do not know diddly about solar power.

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October 2, 2015 - "When I press the brakes on my Prius, the hieroglyphics on the dash tell me that I’m charging the battery — enough, I’d guess, for a few minutes in EV mode as I circle the Whole Foods parking lot. But the Tube train that rolls into London’s Holborn station has a little more heft than my hybrid.

 

In fact, with some new technology, stopping a massive commuter train can generate enough electricity to power the whole of Holborn station for two days a week.

 

In the first experiment of its kind, the London Underground has installed an inverter system that converts braking energy into power. For each day of the five-week test, the system captured a full megawatt hour — enough to power more than 100 homes for a year. Spread across the entire Tube system, that technology would result in savings of £6m, about $9m. Additionally, regenerative braking doesn’t produce the heat that conventional friction braking does, so the tunnels themselves stay cooler, requiring less energy expenditure on climate control (and keeping Tube riders happier in the process)."

 

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20151002-the-train-that-powers-its-station

It's always nice to hear SOMEONE has picked-up the slack, from the U.S....(even if it's Old Europe).....when it comes to trying/CREATING BIG THINGS.....primarily because, the folks, in the U.S.....WITH THE MONEY (to invest).....are too-busy seeing who can $ta$h the MO$T of our ca$h.....offshore.....somewhere.

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In other news: Sierra Club remains tight lipped on the millions of bats & birds slaughtered by wind generation each year. Still no news on the latest solar - wind powered steel mill; but green energy supporters are hopeful; that being, it is now estimated a solar array the size of Kansas may be capable of actually melting 11 pounds of raw iron ore.

When all those dead birds & bats hit the ground & begin to decay, do they leave a carbon footprint?

 

 

Everything's temporary, Goober.

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October 7, 2015 - "The first nation to legalize recreational marijuana has selected a pair of companies to grow and produce cannabis that will eventually be sold at state-owned pharmacies.

 

Simbiosys SA, which is backed by Uruguayan and Argentinian investors, and Iccorp won the two licenses over nine other competitors, according to Bloomberg. Simbiosys’ investors may put as much as $2 million into cultivation operations, a spokesman told Bloomberg.

 

Now that the licenses have been awarded, recreational cannabis could be available at Uruguayan pharmacies in as little as eight months, an official said at a news conference last week.

 

The update comes after months of heel-dragging by the state since Uruguay became the first country in the world to approve legal marijuana in 2013.

 

The Uruguayan market could consist of 161,000 people that consume marijuana at least once a year, Bloomberg reported. Customers will be able to purchase up to 40 grams a month, or about 1.4 ounces, for roughly $1 a gram. But only Uruguayan citizens will be allowed to buy rec cannabis in the country."

 

http://mjbizdaily.com/uruguay-picks-two-marijuana-cultivators/

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In other news: Sierra Club remains tight lipped on the millions of bats & birds slaughtered by wind generation each year. Still no news on the latest solar - wind powered steel mill; but green energy supporters are hopeful; that being, it is now estimated a solar array the size of Kansas may be capable of actually melting 11 pounds of raw iron ore.

When all those dead birds & bats hit the ground & begin to decay, do they leave a carbon footprint?

 

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Skyscrapers also kill birds and bats that fly into them.

 

You do not know diddly about solar power.

 

 

Read on mook :

Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers (Let's Read-And-Find-Out ...

Birds ( especially birds of prey ) & bats are the acrobats of the air. Occasionally a bird may hit a window.

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October 21, 2015 - "This week will likely go down as a historic one for Canadas marijuana industry.

 

The surprise election of Justin Trudeau as prime minister – coupled with the Liberal Party’s takeover of Parliament – could lead to a new wave of business opportunities for cannabis companies both in Canada and the United States.

 

Trudeau promised repeatedly on the campaign trail to legalize recreational marijuana if he was elected, and his Liberal Party now has a clear avenue to make good on that promise.

 

Canada, therefore, appears poised to become the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to fully legalize marijuana – which would create a new market with the potential for billions of dollars in annual revenues.

 

Legalization at the federal level would also eliminate many of the risks and hurdles cannabis businesses face in the United States, making the Canadian market even more attractive.

 

Alongside the wave of optimism for those in the marijuana trade in Canada, there’s also a host of questions as to what form legalization may take."

 

http://mjbizdaily.com/canadian-election-results-may-spawn-big-marijuana-business-opportunities-north-border/

 

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October 29, 2015 - "The administration of herbal cannabis eases symptoms in adults suffering from ADHD (attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder), according to clinical trial data recently presented at the 7th European Workshop on Canabinoid Research.

 

German investigators evaluated cannabis' effects in 30 patients suffering from treatment-resistant ADHD. By law, patients who are unresponsive to conventional medications may apply with the Health Ministry for a waiver to use medicinal cannabis.

 

Researchers reported that a majority of subjects experienced a mitigation in ADHD symptoms, including "improved concentration and sleep, and reduced impulsivity," following cannabis therapy.

 

Twenty-two of the 30 patients in the cohort elected to discontinue their use of pharmaceutical drugs during the study period, instead opting to solely use cannabis to treat their symptoms."

 

http://norml.org/news/2015/10/29/study-adhd-patients-responsive-to-cannabis-therapy

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