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Burmese military killed seven of my children, says Rohingya refugee

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[Revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize! See also: Aung San Suu Kyi, look yourself in the mirror, instead of pointing fingers at genocide victims. Woman’s account is one of a wave of reports of murder and rape by soldiers in Myanmar, amid claims of genocide. *RON*]

Shaikh Azizur Rahman & Michael Safi, The Guardian, 10 December 2016

Noor Ayesha held her last surviving daughter tight as their boat crossed into Bangladeshi waters. She left behind a firebombed home, a dead husband, seven slain children and the soldiers who raped her.

Today's Trumpery

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Mass Extinction and Mass Insanity

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[A cri de coeur for the planet. *RON*]

Raúl Ilargi Meijer, The Automatic Earth, 8 December 2016
Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back …
Springsteen, Atlantic City “Erwin Schrodinger (1945) has described life as a system in steady-state thermodynamic disequilibrium that maintains its constant distance from equilibrium (death) by feeding on low entropy from its environment – that is, by exchanging high-entropy outputs for low-entropy inputs. The same statement would hold verbatium as a physical description of our economic process. A corollary of this statement is that an organism cannot live in a medium of its own waste products.”
Herman Daly and Kenneth Townsend What drives our economies is waste. Not need, or even demand. Waste. 2nd law of thermodynamics. It drives our lives, period.

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

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[While BC still can't do better than planet-destroying fossil fuel projects. I sent this one to BC Environment Minister Mary Polak. Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has to import rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going.*RON*]

Hazel Sheffield, Independent, 8 December 2016

Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1 per cent of Swedish household waste was sent to landfill last year or any year since 2011.

Inside Christy Clark’s climate change brinksmanship

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[Meaningless spin-doctoring for the cameras, paralleled by: Trudeau claims victory on national climate ‘framework’. *RON*]

John Geddes, Macleans, 10 December 2016

It sure looked like an effective display of brinksmanship. Late in the Dec. 9 meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers on climate change, B.C.’s Christy Clark walked out and told reporters she wouldn’t be signing Trudeau’s vaunted Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

Amnesty International campaign takes aim at first Canadian project with Site C

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[Christy Clark government is so bad that it's projects are bringing Amnesty International down on them. *RON*]
Laura Kane, Canadian Press, 10 December 2016

VANCOUVER -- An annual Amnesty International human-rights campaign is taking aim at a Canadian project for the first time -- the Site C dam.

The $8.8-billion hydroelectric dam project in northeast British Columbia was one of 10 global issues targeted by the Write for Rights campaign on Saturday.