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2018 – 12 Best Electric Cars with the Longest Driving Range, S Curve And EV Market, Available EV Models, Prices, Leasing, Features, Rebates, Charging Stations, Money Saved, Benefits Of Electric Vehicles, List Of Best Selling 2017 Electric Cars | A Green Road Journal

This article describes electric vehicles, their history, benefits and much more. You will learn what an S curve is, plus how it applies to electric vehicles. The most current information about electric cars for this year is supplied with a global focus, including a list of those with the longest driving range, prices, leasing information, features, rebates, charging stations, money saved, and more. A list of best selling electric vehicles is also offered for your review. This article will take someone from knowing nothing about electric vehicles, to them knowing much more than the average politician or car dealer/salesperson, around electric cars.

If you want to know more in depth information about electric cars, then this article is for you. If you don’t like in depth information, skip this article and rely on mass media surface shallow ‘skimming’, which keeps most of the population ignorant and unaware of what is really going on in this age of transformation.

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Transformation of consciousness #StopAdani #auspol #empathy #ClimateChange

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Transformation of consciousness

Excerpt from the Worldview Dimension of Gaia Education’s online course in Design for Sustainability

Daniel Christian WahlMay 18

Educator, speaker, strategic advisor — PhD Design for Sustainability, MSc Holistic Science, BSc Biol. Sciences; author of ‘Designing Regenerative Cultures’

“The materialistic consciousness of our culture … is the root cause of the global crisis; it is not our business ethics, our politics or even our personal lifestyles.

These are symptoms of a deeper underlying problem.

Our whole civilization is unsustainable. And the reason that it is unsustainable is that our value system, the consciousness with which we approach the world, is an unsustainable mode of consciousness.”

— Peter Russell (Lazlo, Grof, & Russell, 1999, p.5)

Many people who have lived relatively conventional and successful lives within the Westernized industrial growth society, that has spread across the planet in the wake of economic globalization and the neoliberal “free”-market agenda, have recently woken…

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The US Is Definitely “Meddling” In The Venezuelan Election

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Authored by Roger Harris via ConsortiumNews.com,

As Venezuelans go to the polls today, the U.S. is working to disrupt the re-election of Nicolas Maduro and rollback left-wing governments in the region…

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is the frontrunner in the presidential elections that will take place today. If past pronouncements and practice by the United States are any indication, every effort will be made to oust an avowed socialist from the the U.S. “backyard.”

This week, the leftist president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, tweeted:

“Before the elections they (U.S. and allies) will carry out violent actions supported by the media and after the elections they will try a military invasion with Armed Forces from neighboring countries.”

U.S. antipathy towards the Venezuelan government started with the election of Hugo Chávez in 1998, followed by a brief and unsuccessful U.S.-backed coup in 2002. Chávez made the magnanimous, but politically imprudent, gesture…

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Over 50 million US families can’t afford basics like rent and food

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More than 50 million households in the United States don’t earn enough to pay for basic expenses, including housing, food, health care, transportation and a mobile phone, according to a new study.

Combined, these 50.8 million households make up 43 percent of America’s 119 million households, according to the data released by the United Way ALICE Project.

This calculation includes the 16.1 million households in poverty as well as another 34.7 million families called ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

The so-called ALICE households earn above the US government’s official poverty level, but less than what it takes to survive in the modern economy, the study found.

“Despite seemingly positive economic signs, the ALICE data shows that financial hardship is still a pervasive problem,” said Stephanie Hoopes, the project’s director.

“This research dispels long-standing myths about financial instability by showing that ALICE families exist in every community…

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The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t — Quartz

The Amish go through this period called rumspringa, or running about. Between 15 to 20 years old, your community will choose to turn a blind eye if you go out to explore the English world. Maybe you get a job at McDonald’s. Maybe you even buy a used car. You may still live at home, and maybe have your car behind the family barn, so you don’t embarrass your parents. Basically, the Amish are given a chance to explore our world. They are making an informed decision. In a sense, when are they truly deciding to become Amish, they are rejecting our world.

In the 1960s and 1970s, 75% of Amish children would decide to become Amish adults. The most recent statistics show that’s up to 95%.

Sociologically, it’s a really important part of their culture that they allow young people to spend some time in our world. They have to decide: Am I going to become Amish? It’s an incredibly important decision because if they choose not to become Amish, they can come and go as they please. They probably can’t live in their parents’ house anymore, but they’re welcome to come back and celebrate birthdays with her family.

If they choose to become Amish and then leave the Amish church, then they are shunned. They’re no longer allowed to come and go. Nobody in the community is allowed to speak to them ever again. That’s true with your parents and siblings and everyone else who were in the Amish church. And this is their way of saying: Look, you’re either going to make a commitment to us or not, but that commitment has to be complete.

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Royal Wedding, Prince Charming, Slaying Dragons, Innocent Princesses Who Must Be Rescued From Castles; All Nice Fantasies And Myths, But They Have Nothing To Do With Reality Or Psychopathic, Narcissistic Mentally Ill 1% | A Green Road Journal

The mass media obsesses constantly about royalty in the UK. Only one side is shown, which praises, adores, supports, endorses and fawns over all things royal, no matter what it may be. Even in schools and colleges, royalty is shown in a positive light. Look up or search for any story on Facebook or online about royalty. What you will find is 99.99 percent ‘positive’ stories about all things royal. What is the rest of the story? Where is the path less traveled when it comes to all things royal?

Whatever happened to the US revolting and winning a war against the despotic ‘royals’, corrupt kings, a monopolistic state religion, the fraud based 1 percent, plus top down monopolistic empire supporting globalist corporations? How quickly people forget the lessons of history.. Freedoms won with blood and treasure (such as separation of church and state), balance of powers, no one being immune from laws/justice, are quickly being lost and given away, so that a corrupt king and fake state religion can be imposed inside the US.

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The Rise of Depression and the Cannabis Response

Depression has been linked to increased neuro-inflammation. It is common knowledge now that inflammation is a precursor to many different disease processes.

Enter therapeutic cannabis.

Cannabis is known to reduce inflammation and holds great promise in studies about depression. (3) Due to its chemical compounds, especially THC and CBD, actual healing, not just symptom masking, can occur to restore deficient parts of the brain and immune system. (4) It is non-toxic, cost-effective and has little to no side-effects whatsoever.

…the team analyzed data from Strainprint, a mobile application cannabis users can use to track changes in symptoms after using different doses and cannabis chemotypes. Overall, self-reported symptoms of depression decreased by 50 percent. (5)

So why don’t more people try cannabis medicinally before heading down the pharma trail? I suggest there are three main reasons:

via Natural Blaze The Rise of Depression and the Cannabis Response

Scholar: Dumping fossil fuels by 2050 needed to save climate

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A prominent American economist says getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord.

Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs says the world’s ways of producing and using energy need to change “much faster, much more dramatically” than political leaders looking to tap hydrocarbon reserves understand

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Japan still at a loss in how to deal with Fukushima’s radioactive water – NZ Herald

The number of storage tanks for contaminated water and other materials has continuously increased at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan, and space for still more tanks is approaching the limit.

It is seven years since an eathquake and tsunami overwhelmed Fukushima and a way to get rid of treated water, or tritium water, has not been decided yet.

The Government and Tokyo Electric Power Company will have to make a tough decision on disposal of tritium water down the road.

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Climate change to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn

Global warming is on track to cause a major wipeout of insects, compounding already severe losses, according to a new analysis.

Insects are vital to most ecosystems and a widespread collapse would cause extremely far-reaching disruption to life on Earth, the scientists warn.

Their research shows that, even with all the carbon cuts already pledged by nations so far, climate change would make almost half of insect habitat unsuitable by the end of the century, with pollinators like bees particularly affected.

However, if climate change could be limited to a temperature rise of 1.5C – the very ambitious goal included in the global Paris agreement – the losses of insects are far lower.

The new research is the most comprehensive to date, analysing the impact of different levels of climate change on the ranges of 115,000 species. It found plants are also heavily affected but that mammals and birds, which can more easily migrate as climate changes, suffered less.

via Climate change to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn | theindependentbd.com