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GreenFire

@GreenFire@mstdn.social

Rule-of-law Democrat

Started using Mastodon Jan. 7th, 2022 after getting suspended from Twitter. Moved from climatejustice.social .

Ask me if you don't understand why I have any of my opinions, but don't just tell me that I am wrong without preparing to defend yours with facts.

toots may just be hot air.

Pronouns are he/him

He who dares not offend cannot be honest. ~ Thomas Paine

I do #ClimateCrisis #JustSayin #ClimateProgress, #ClimateSolutions etc.

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TonyStark, to random
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if you can't be in a coalition with people you disagree with on at least a few things, you can't build a coalition big enough to accomplish anything in the United States or defeat rising fascism.

It’s just not going to work.

GreenFire,
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@TonyStark
What these low propensity voters are doing by so successfully attacking Joe Biden and Democrats during the election campaign is actually forcing the party to the right in order to woo more Republicans to vote blue this year sadly too.

Snowshadow, to random
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@GreenFire
Hi there. Has your power been restored yet?

GreenFire,
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@Snowshadow
NO! There are a total of 221 customers in my county. All but 10 customers have power back. I'm one of the "lucky" few still waiting. I just have a 50 watt solar panel to charge a battery that I can run the internet on for a little while.

noelreports, to random
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The Chinese company Alibaba has stopped accepting payments in Rubles and is no longer delivering parcels to Russia. This is likely due to the threat of secondary sanctions. https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/6729501

GreenFire,
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@noelreports
The sanctions as much as the weapons we've supplied are going to soon drive the orcs out of hopefully.

noelreports, to random
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Another Russian biker that got taken out by FPV units of the 47th Mechanized Brigade. Lately, Russians are increasingly using this type of transport at the frontline.

video/mp4

GreenFire,
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@noelreports
Just imagine being ordered to drive a motorcycle towards the frontlines during a war. It's so sad to think about and so sad that Russians are willing to put up with that type of crap.

GreenFire, to random
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Looking like my batteries may run out of juice before they can fix the power lines.

Severe weather left its mark on a crowded southern Kentucky marina on Lake Cumberland.

Conley Bottom was hit hard when a storm system moved in early Monday. The marina was rocked from one side to the other as a severe weather system rolled through the area around 1 a.m.

The question is, what caused the damage? Straight-line winds? A tornado? That is yet to be determined by what took place.

noelreports, to random
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Sweden allows Ukraine to strike on Russian territory with its supplied weapons.

"Ukraine is subject to an unprovoked and illegal war of aggression by Russia. Ukraine has the right under international law to defend itself through acts of war directed against the territory of the opponent as long as the acts of war comply with the laws of war. Sweden supports international law and Ukraine's right to defend itself," Defense Minister Pål Jonson said.

https://www.hallandsposten.se/asikter/ledare/landgrans-ska-inte-skydda-rysk-angripare.09212cc1-6c94-4389-8b1a-2956a1aa9f9e

GreenFire,
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@noelreports
Every country's citizens need to decide for themselves whether or not to allow Ukraine to use the weapons that they are providing to them to bomb the native territory of the Russian Federation.

If the Ukrainians don't like any restrictions placed on their weapons use than they are free to refuse to accept them.

GreenFire, to random
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Putin has sacrificed over half a million Russians (some of them are foreign mercenaries shanghaied into their army though too) towards his fantasy of expanding Moscow's empire even further into Europe.

Adding in the massive diaspora and you end up with an economy that can't afford to wage this war for much longer I expect.
https://mstdn.social/@noelreports/112500374570747871

GreenFire,
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@barney
There's a story out of North Carolina that provides insight into how far Putin is willing to go towards causing turmoil in the USA so that Americans will gravitate to the GOP.

A Russian-linked firm started a company that subcontracts with our utilities to map the powerlines and such. They were caught because they happened to also attempt surveilling one of our special military personnel.

noelreports, to random
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German Greens politician Anton Hofreiter spoke out in favor of no longer preventing Ukraine from attacking Russian territory with Western weapons. https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/ukraine-krieg-anton-hofreiter-einsatz-westlicher-waffen-gegen-russland-erlauben-a-f0af03a8-ed3e-4684-a730-0cb5fc9020d1

GreenFire,
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@VikingChieftain @miasalvar @noelreports
Stopping Putinism is a key environmental policy though so I'm certainly glad to see that the German Greens are on board with it.

ai6yr, to random
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Wow, it's the middle of the night in Pakistan and India, and the "feels like" temperature in Hyderabad is 106F. Earlier it was "feels like" 120F including humidity.

GreenFire,
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@ai6yr
Many communities with high heat and low humidity do not have the water available to take advantage of evaporative cooling sadly.

Microgrids that can provide a cool place for the community to ride out heat waves may be their most achievable relief the quickest I think.
https://www.nrel.gov/usaid-partnership/microgrids-energy-africa.html

GreenFire,
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w7voa, to random
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ICJ reading Rafah decision. Livestream: https://webtv.un.org/en

GreenFire,
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@w7voa
The World Court is not doing itself any favors towards advancing its legitimacy by pushing forward rulings which it is powerless to uphold, but it is just another sign of how much our international organizations' need for reform.

Maybe after Moscow's empire finally crumbles will provide a good opportunity to try to make them better.

StillIRise1963, to random
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Donald Trump lies about Black people. We HATE HIM.

GreenFire,
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@StillIRise1963
"Black voters are politically astute and historically informed enough to understand that politics is about leveraging power inside the Democratic process. In a two-party system, we know that voting is a binary choice, so we support the candidate most likely to execute our political will. We are keenly aware that politicians are just tools to help us realize our political, economic and social goals."
https://thegrio.com/2024/05/23/amber-rose-is-right-joe-biden-doesnt-care-about-black-people/

noelreports, to random
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Putin is ready to halt the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire that recognises the current battlefield lines, saying he is prepared to fight on if Kyiv and the West do not respond.

Do, not, give, in on this dictator.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/putin-wants-ukraine-ceasefire-current-frontlines-sources-say-2024-05-24

GreenFire,
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@noelreports
Putin is on the ropes and needs to be knocked out instead of letting him call a time out to recover. His economy and the economies of his allies are failing and these autocrats won't be able to long keep their grips on power if we keep up the pressure and the Ukrainians can keep defending themselves.

GreenFire, to random
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This is one of the first MAGA posts I've seen on Mastodon. Maybe it's posted to point out that the grifters on the right are starting to lose income, but it doesn't clearly say anything like that?

GreenFire, to climate
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#Climate good news:

The world's largest battery-electric container ship, Greenwater 01, has started regular service between Shanghai and Nanjing.

The Greenwater 01 is 394 feet long and 78 feet wide, and the main battery needed to power it has a capacity of over 50,000 kilowatt-hours — more energy than it would take to power four average-sized households for an entire year. Even more battery capacity can be added for longer journeys.

#WeCanDoThis #ClimateSolutions

GreenFire,
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And speaking of climate solutions, have you seen a video of a heavy duty EV truck getting their battery swapped yet?

Well, this is going to be how we're going to be able to transition away from fossil fuels in that sector imo.

And just imagine how easy it'll be to use those batteries for grid storage after they've degraded too much for EVs too!

#ClimateSolutions #EVs #EnergyTransition

video/mp4

GreenFire, to random
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The Ivory Tower is complicit in our climate crisis example # 341,297:

The Texas A&M University System on Wednesday invited developers to submit proposals for building a network of gas-fired power plants on university-owned land around the state.

GreenFire, to random
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Personally, unless I learn otherwise my assumption about why people like Nikki Haley, John Bolton, Bill Barr, etc. publicly state that they'll not vote for Joe Biden is because the fossil fuel industry has paid them to say that.

In 2024, it's us against the fossil fuel industry!

GreenFire,
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In case you were thinking about attacking Democrats over anything please watch this interview with Jaimie Raskin first.

Because if you care about our climate and planet than you will instead choose to support Democrats because we've finally convinced them to take on the fossil fuel industry!
https://www.pbs.org/video/big-oil-under-fire-1716414984/

noelreports, to random
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The EU is preparing to tighten sanctions against Belarus to close a loophole that allowed Russia to import luxury cars and other Western goods banned by previous sanctions. The new curbs currently discussed aim to minimise the risk of circumvention. https://www.ft.com/content/792bc0e4-5208-4839-aa63-f5f6c7bf78d8

GreenFire,
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@noelreports
Bill Browder testified to a UK parliamentary committee yesterday on sanctions and is worth watching imo.

The takeaway from it should be imo that the Russian economy is on the brink of collapse and if we can tighten sanctions just a little more that Moscow's war will soon have to end.

noelreports, to random
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There is an ongoing debate within the Biden administration about allowing Ukraine to use American weapons to strike targets within Russia. President Biden has prohibited Ukraine from firing U.S. weapons into Russian territory to avoid escalating the conflict into World War III. However, following a recent visit to Kyiv, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is urging a reconsideration of this policy. The proposal has reportedly not yet been formally presented to Biden.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/us/politics/white-house-ukraine-weapons-russia.html

GreenFire,
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@noelreports
President Biden has so far prohibited Ukraine from firing U.S. weapons into Russian territory to avoid escalating the conflict into World War III. However, following a recent visit to Kyiv, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is urging a reconsideration of this policy. This proposed policy change has reportedly not yet been formally presented to Biden.

meidastouch, to random

The Ohio Sec of State says he will exclude Biden from the ballot since the DNC convention is after their arbitrary deadline. Ohio extended the deadline for Republicans in 2012 & 2020, but refuses to do so now. Story...

https://meidasnews.com/news/ohio-moving-to-exclude-biden-from-ballot

GreenFire,
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@meidastouch
After the GOP convention, we need a bunch of lawsuits challenging Trump's qualifications to be on state election ballots. SCOTUS only ruled on the primary ballots.

GreenFire, to random
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Well, today starts our long Memorial Day here in my Appalachian hometown. It's always been a big deal for my family, but we pretty much call it Decoration Day and it's not focused on our soldiers at all unlike how it seems to play out in other areas of the country.

Anyways, I'll be off SM for the most part probably as I try to spend time with my MAGA family without it turning it into a coordinated attack on me and my ideology about our climate crisis etc.

GreenFire, to random
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Sometimes the #FossilFools will still try to lie about Germany's early decision to decarbonize suggesting that it has failed.

Germany has shuttered over a dozen coal-fired power plants.

"Several coal-fired power plants that were still on the grid as a precautionary measure over the last two years are therefore now superfluous and can be taken off the grid for good," Robert Habeck said.

"The majority of electricity now comes from clean, climate-friendly sources," he added.

And with no nukes!

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