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Wanda Ballentine

Eagan, MN
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5 years 49 weeks

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Posted on 10/08/13 at 02:11 pm in response to Bachmann's 'good news': End of the world is near

Well, I wouldn't agree with her view - but considering what's happening on the planet....
World Action Now on Fukushima - Harvey Wasserman
Journalist, author, activist and historian Harvey Wasserman has been reporting on, and participating in, the nuclear free movement for decades. In that time, by his judgment, only one...

Posted on 10/18/12 at 01:55 pm in response to Arrests of US sailors in Okinawa reignites opposition to bases

Check Chalmers Johnston - "The Sorrows of Empire." Okinawans furious about this for years & tried to get rid of bases - WHY are we there???? Why do we support nearly 1000 bases all over the world - think what could be done with that money.

Posted on 08/08/12 at 10:16 am in response to Six reasons why Obama will win re-election

The millions who have been made ineligible to vote by the GOP - where are the Democrats, the League of Women Voters, etc. getting them ready to vote?????

Posted on 07/09/11 at 08:05 am in response to Grover Norquist looms over Minnesota's budget impasse

So WHO are they??

Posted on 01/30/10 at 08:06 pm in response to Global economy: Is China overtaking the United States?

China is pulling ahead of the US on green technology - and will continue to do so. Manufacturing wind turbines, low-energy light bulbs and hybrid car batteries,as well as autos and other products, requires what are known as rare earth elements (REE).China has the biggest supply, while the rest of the world is running out.

"Global supply of rare earth elements could be wiped out by 2012"

Any chance of getting this to the protesters who might like to sing it?

Climate Change is Coming to Town­bicycle version MP3
Courtesy of Toronto Raging Grannies
(To the tune of Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

You better watch out, you better not drive.
You better ride bikes I'm telling you why.
Climate change is coming to town.

We're making it hot, we're raising the seas.
Gonna feel life at a hundred degrees.
Climate change is coming...

Posted on 08/18/09 at 05:00 pm in response to Turning turkey poop into power

That we may collectively think, even for a moment, that this is "renewable" electricity, betrays how little we understand about our life support systems. That the engineer in the video imagines that he's in a closed loop system illustrates yet another blind technofix unaware of unintended consequences.

(E.g., 100 truck trips a day; feeding 49 million turkeys - if we think using poop as fertilizer does that, we'd best review some laws of physics; intensive inputs into monocropping,...