UK government to force Internet content blocking

Green (Living) Review

So-called extremist websites are also in the cross hairs of the government''s gun sight and we can take a sure bet that many survivalist sites and such like will also be considered and affected.

Government: It's all about control

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Government is all about control and absolutely nothing else regardless what we are being told. A free people do not need to have anyone lord it over them, no king and not government, however democratic it claims to be.

The government controls

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The government controls our water supply (including, in many places in the USA the rainwater, making rainwater harvesting illegal), our food supply, our medical supply, our media, our armed forces, our police. In short, the government controls everything, including and especially each and every one of us. The fact is that we do not seem to (be able) to control the government, and that is what we should be able to do. We need no government, period!

Freedom and government are opposites

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Peace and freedom comes about when nation states and governments are abolished and when people are allowed and empowered to be their own masters, their own sovereigns. You cannot be free while being governed at the same time.

The people shall govern

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This is often used as an excuse to create a supposedly democratic government that then operates a business as usual with professional politicians. The people shall govern means simply that, namely that it is the people and not a government.

Don't confuse smaller government with more efficient government

Environmental Economics

Lawmakers say they are making government more efficient without endangering the environment or public health and emphasize that their changes have nothing to do with the Dan River spill. It seems that they are simply trying to reduce the size of government, cut income taxes and increase private sector profitability

Government bought authors?

Green (Living) Review

At the same time, in both cases, the authors stated that wind and solar are dead-end technologies requiring permanent government subsidies without being able to provide for the needs. To make claims that wind and solar are dead-end technologies requiring permanent government subsidies without being able to provide for the needs are not only very spurious and misleading but are, in fact, extremely dangerous for us and the Planet.

British government evading green governance

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Conservative UK Prime Minister David Cameron is failing at his now a little over a year old vow to lead the “greenest government ever,” according to a scathing report released in May 2011 by environmental group Friends of the Earth. Cameron had made the promise days after taking office as head of a coalition government with Britain’s Liberal Democrat party last May, noting that he “cares passionately” about the environment.

UK government plans for ancient woodlands get the axe

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is a great relief to learn from the Independent that Ex-Environment Secretary Owen Paterson''s proposed biodiversity offsetting scheme has been dropped by the Government. Britain UK UK government woodlands

Keith Taylor MEP: Tory manifesto scraps 'greenest government' pledge for 'energy extremist government'

Green (Living) Review

Theresa May is abandoning the Tory promise to be the 'greenest government' and instead pledging to be an 'energy extremist government'.

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Government council cuts are punishing the most vulnerable

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Mass scale cuts to council budgets will lead to the death of local government and heap punishment on the most vulnerable, as ministers announce a further 2.9 austerity Austerity Britain Britain British government government UK UK government

Government advice for winter

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now that British Summer Time has ended, and winter is seriously knocking at the door, the government says that now is a good time to think about what winter weather preparations you, your family and community may need to make.

Children need more brainwashing time, says government

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British government wants children “learning” in school from 8am to 6pm or thereabouts and also have less vacation time. Yes, we must; the Minister and the government. And thus the government clamors for a longer school day and shorter and less vacation time. government control brainwashing public school government indoctrination

US Government Shutdown Affects Birders (and Birds, Too)

10,000 Birds

government has rendered national parks off-limits. News Environmental Protection Agency government shutdown National Eagle Repository national parks U.S. Kings Canyon National Park in California is just one of hundreds of shuttered U.S. parks and preserves. Photo by the National Park Service). If you’re in the U.S. and you’ve got good weather forecast this weekend, you’re probably looking forward to some birding.

Former NSA contractor develops font designed to combat government snooping

Green (Living) Review

Mun created the font as a response to increasing government incursions on privacy. “I email security fonts GCHQ government surveillance mail security NSA security spying by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sang Mun is a former contractor for the NSA.

Australian Government set to seize money from citizens bank accounts

Green (Living) Review

The banking industry believes the Government's changes to inactive bank accounts legislation is just revenue raising. " Mr Munchenburg says three years seems an arbitrary time limit as the Government failed to consult the industry on the change.

Is it possible for the federal government to raise taxes?

Environmental Economics

Federal duck stamps are annual permits sold by the federal government to hunt migratory waterfowl. 5069 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.

UK government supports solar for Africa, slashes subsidies at home

Green (Living) Review

The second, from UK solar installer Solarcentury, not so much: Government’s proposed £7m budget for solar equivalent to subsidising Hinkley Point for just two days (Hinkley Point refers to a new, massively subsidized and Chinese-built nuclear reactor in the works for South West England ).

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UK solar growth stalls following government subsidy cuts

Green (Living) Review

Official figures released on Thursday show that large-scale solar farm developers rushed to connect to the grid in March to get in before the government excluded farms larger than 5MW, enough to power 2,500 homes, from its renewable obligation (RO) scheme.

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German government wants more cargo bikes

Green (Living) Review

To that end the government supported a 100,000-strong conference in Hamburg last year using cargo bikes for promotion and catering.

Government attack on wind power

Green (Living) Review

London, UK, June 6, 2013: Commenting on Government plans to make it harder for onshore wind turbines to get the go-ahead, Friends of the Earth''s Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: "Another day, another Government attack on efforts to tackle climate change. "Carbon-intensive developments such as fracking, airport expansion and new roads will also impact on local people – so is the Government planning to give communities a greater say on these too?

"Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds"

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming , according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future.


Green (Living) Review

The UK government''s ''zero waste'' economy objective is highly desirable but unrealistic. In its latest report, CIWEM challenges government to ensure that everyone takes responsibility for waste – not just the waste management sector. Advocating that this is not solely an issue for the waste management industry, the report encourages to Government to ask more from businesses, who currently have full authority to supply products with no environmental responsibility for their impact.

Fracking – Oil’s downside: Should governments invest in it?

Green Prophet

Oil and natural gas, as investment opportunities, have certainly had their share of publicity; both good and bad.

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Green (Living) Review

A full revision of the National Air Quality Strategy is required to reflect the current evidence of the harm being done to human health and ecological systems, and the policies and priorities of the Government over the medium term, to 2030.

The greenest government ever, Cameron said

Green (Living) Review

This definitely is not the greenest British government ever. One green law after the other, especially the ones that would sort our businesses of all kinds and bring them in line to do the green thing, is being abandoned by this “greenest ever” government. What happened to it now?

German Internet users will HAVE to buy government approved modem

Green (Living) Review

The German government apparently, as the Deutsche Telekom is a government agency, hopes for a huge income this way and the total control of the Internet via a state business. It would appear that, aside from wanting to get extra income, the Germany government with this move is intent on controlling the in formation that citizens can access on the Web. Internet control government control Internet freedom All other modems will no longer be legal to be used.

"Two for One: Too Blunt an Instrument for Good Governance?"

Environmental Economics

Compared to all the other issues on the plate of the US government, the “two-for-one” issue may seem like small potatoes. Alan Krupnick: Taking the first part of the order literally means that we just count the number of regulations, so two really low-cost regulations could offset one new high-cost regulation, making net costs larger over the three regulations involved.

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NOAA created a URL for the government shutdown

Environmental Economics

I'm actually trying to write something up and I need to figure out how my precipitation data is measured. So I go try to go to the source [link] and I'm redirected here:  [link]. Nice touch NOAA! Curse you Congress

Saddest Photo from the Government Shutdown.

Elephant Journal

Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) child government shutdown photo zoo

Getting to Effective Climate Change Governance

Green (Living) Review

The Worldwatch Institute discusses the characteristics of governance that can be most effective in facing the converging environmental crises of the future Washington, D.C. When a crisis develops, what sort of governance is best? contributing authors deliberate over what qualities of governance will be the most effective as we endure the planet''s long future struggle with environmental crises.

Government Trojan in use in Britain?

Green (Living) Review

Not that that, in fact, surprises me, the fact that the UK government, as well as and especially security services and police, employing such a device.

U.S. Government Steps Up to Protect Bees


government is joining the United Nations to pass legislation protecting this vulnerable species. Government Steps Up to Protect Bees appeared first on Ecorazzi.

There will be negative economic effects if the government burns carbon tax revenue

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Thought you would get a kick out of the rather significant government finance "limitation" expressed on this poster I saw at a recent professional meeting. 

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Government cannot grant you a thing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Government cannot grant you a thing. What has been done, however, by governments, with all those bills of rights, basic laws and constitutions is limiting your rights that are yours by right to what they decide you can have and what not. Governments create an illusion for the people by creating documents such as bills of rights, etc., that those rights are for the governments to give. We don't need a new government, we need a new system.

Government 'tried to bury' its own alarming report on climate change

Green (Living) Review

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Canadian Government Downgrades The Humpback Whale


The Canadian government has removed the North Pacific humpback whale from the “threatened” species list.

Governance for Sustainable Development

The Green Changemakers

[link] Starting in 2012, the consortium will offer the new, modern and innovative programm Governance for Sustainable Development on a Master and Doctoral level. G ood Governance aims towards universality in its support of democracy, basic human rights and participatory forms of governance.

UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

Green (Living) Review

Government reaffirms UK’s commitment for almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 at Paris COP21 conference. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On December 3, 2015, the UK government has continued to lead global efforts to cut vehicle emissions at the international climate conference in Paris. However, maybe I must spell it out for the government agencies and NGOs.

"Should Governments Use a Declining Discount Rate in Project Analysis?"

Environmental Economics

Weitzman: Should governments use a discount rate that declines over time when evaluating the future benefits and costs of public projects? Kenneth J. Arrow, Maureen L. Cropper, Christian Gollier, Ben Groom, Geoffrey M. Heal, Richard G. Newell, William D. Nordhaus, Robert S. Pindyck, William A. Pizer, Paul R. Portney, Thomas Sterner, Richard S. Tol, and Martin L.

Trash selfies to shame Tunisia’s government

Green Prophet

Social media has again proved to be a powerful tool in Tunisia , where a group of people started a Facebook page that turns the ubiquitous ‘selfie’ into an opportunity to express disgust with the country’s stinking trash problem.

Yes, the federal government does close stuff down

Environmental Economics

Surrounded by three university labs, it’s one of a handful of oceanography hubs in the nation and the only government research center between New Jersey and Miami studying Atlantic fish populations. So it came as a surprise when the federal government proposed doing away with the ocean science laboratory, which opened in 1899. What will happen to the lab’s 31 government contractors is less clear. 

Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

Wind Power Ninja

Government / Industry maryland wind farm ocean city wind farmThe Obama administration opened Maryland’s coast to offshore wind farms Monday and is seeking bidders to erect more than 300 turbines in a 206-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean City. The move makes Maryland the second state in the nation, after Delaware, to have reached this stage in off-shore wind development. The closest turbines to the coast will be roughly 10 nautical miles from Ocean City.