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Obama’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change: Two Small Steps Forward, One Large Step Backward

By Robert Oswald and Michelle Bamberger Photo credit: Pete Souza In August of 2013, President Barack Obama released his “Climate Action Plan” that was to form a roadmap for transforming our energy sup

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Environment and Conservation Science and Medicine Michelle Bamberger Robert Oswald The Real Cost of Fracking

Press Kit: Help spread the labor struggle of #Greenpeace canvassers

Here is a collection of all the major media we have available to media. Please spread this as far and as wide as you can, because the GP strike is going well, but it needs media attention to sustain i

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Fall 2015 Route = Heading west!

Our route is locked in.  Didn’t plan on the extra miles for Oregon and Washington this trip but just couldn’t see going all the way to Berkeley and not hitting them!  Taking it easy as we go, so we’ll

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traveling tUUsome (Site / Info)

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The Not Quite Indestructible Margaret Bourke-White

Magaret Bourke-White in her element as an industrial photographer in 1935. Sean Callahan , an awe struck admirer and author of the book Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer noted, “The woman who had be

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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Unconscious Bias and Moral Imagination

Government policy and private lending institutions colluded quite intentionally in various ways to keeps black-looking folk concentrated in certain areas of town. Sociologist John McKnight in the 1960

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Arc of the Moral Universe

Ten Years After Katrina: Intersections and Action

What do #BlackLivesMatter and environmental justice have to do with each other? Everything. When Katrina—a Category 5 hurricane that's part of the pattern of more frequent and severe weather events pr

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Margin of error

In the late dog days of summer, mostly there's evidence that polls are getting too much attention, but Nate Cohn spent some time and energy to make the specific case that Donald Trump's polling suppor

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Blogging about identitarians in fandom vs. blogging about them in general, and questions about trigger warnings and lesbian content

Q. What's the line between blogging about fandom's SJWs and blogging about identitarians in general? A. Attention outside of fandom. When something begins in fandom and makes it to a general interest

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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vintage capitalism cartoon: Now He Understands the Game

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Improving your User Experience (UX), online and in person (Part 1)

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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New Religion Site Introduces Pagan Content

In December 2014, a new website was launched to promote active religious learning and to act as a storehouse for primary religious text and information. The site, called Deily,org, is the brain-child

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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Watch Albany County Candidate Forums Here

Not sure why I was moved to do all this work, but here it is.  I video-recorded the three legislative district (1,3,6 – new) Democratic primary candidate forums and the County Executive candidate foru

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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The Duality Fallacy

The Methodist Church across the street from my church has a large lighted sign that reads, “It Will All Be OK!” Having been raised a Christian, I know what they mean by that. It’s a reassuring message

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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finally getting somewhere...

I'd been at work on boxes that turned out to be overly complicated in design, and then made a slight change of course, turning this design into a "lift-lid" box. I had a very simple box in my Basic Bo

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


It is funny what bubbles up. In our search for greener housing, there were some things that didn’t make it onto our dream list. Like closets. But after writing the post about the beautiful window hous

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Thank You for the Extra Donations

submitted by Mary Elizabeth Cotton One of our goals this year is to promote rental of our buildings to bring in additional funds.  We are having some success with this endeavor with both  outside grou

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

EDITION: September 2015

The Shape of Your Imagination

If you look at these twisted rocks the right way, you might see the shape of two alligators kissing. Or not. It all depends on the shape of your imagination. What flight of fancy has struck you lately

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


August 27–Culture and Tradition: Marriage

Recently we considered “tradition” as being both the handing on of wisdom and guidance as well as a potential for handing over the younger generations to limiting ideas. This is exactly what we are se

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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You Can’t Drown a Fire Ant

You can’t drown a fire ant.  Not if it’s got friends.  What happens in a downpour, or if they end up in a puddle or a bucket of water is that a group of fire ants will cling to each other.  Well, more

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UU Collective (Site / Info)


A Powerful Perception

Race is such a powerful concept, yet it isn’t real. It’s not based on biology. There is no race chromosome in our DNA. (Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary blood disorder sometimes thought to be race s

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Arc of the Moral Universe