The preview for the “Blade Runner 2049” is the only one I remember from the slew previews — like 25 minutes worth — they played before the matinee of “Wonder Woman” I saw last weekend. I hope it’s good.
Categories: Genre Stuff: Superhero/Sci-Fi/Spy/Thriller/Fantasy, grey_zealot's_zone • Tags: dystopian futures, sci-fi, science!
Trump Announces U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Accord : The Two-Way : NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/01/530748899/watch-live-trump-announces-decision-on-paris-climate-agreement Full Text And Analysis: Trump On Paris Climate Agreement Withdrawal : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/01/531090243/trumps-speech-on-paris-climate-agreement-withdrawal-annotated Paris Climate Accord: What’s In It? : The Two-Way : NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/01/531048986/so-what-exactly-is-in-the-paris-climate-accord 5 Changes That Could Come From The U.S. Leaving The Paris Climate Deal : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/01/531056661/5-things-that-could-change-when-the-u-s-leaves-the-paris-climate-deal Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/05/18/528998592/energy-companies-urge-trump-to-remain-in-paris-climate-agreement
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Gotta love NPR’s “1A” program. Good stuff today. “Happy May Day” by the way. Who’s Looking Out For The American Worker?: http://the1a.org/shows/2017-05-01/working-title-may-day-whos-looking-out-for-the-american-worker —————— The Great Unknown With Marcus Du Sautoy: http://the1a.org/shows/2017-05-01/the-great-unknown-with-marcus-du-sautoy —————— PRX’s “This American Life” 615: “The Beginning of Now” https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/615/the-beginning-of-now The ‘Populist Wave’ Trump rode in on, its origins in working-class blue-collar America, Washington, D.C.’s inability to explain what it does and why, economics, automation, and the tide of History. Yay. ——————– NPR’s “Studio360” “Handmaid in America” http://www.wnyc.org/story/handmaid-in-america […]
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Ended up pondering “self-driving” vehicles. Thought about the vehicle as property, and all that goes with it: maintenance, fuel, insurance, time and money. Need the car to get to work to rarn the living to agford the car. A funny-but-dark thought had me thinking about living in my car, which had me thinking about “home ownership”, and how i really don’t want a house on a plot of land with a lawn. The way the ‘market’ seems to be rigged, […]
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From NPR News: An Organizer Speaks About Reasons For A ‘March For Science’ http://n.pr/2q1jRQF From NPR News: March For Science Organizers Work To Maintain Non-Partisan Position http://n.pr/2q0fGEG (Thumbs up from me.) EDIT (2017-04-23): PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda http://n.pr/2pZX3AN
From NPR News: Elon Musk Seen Targeting Human-Computer Link In New Venture http://n.pr/2mLU0PH Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket http://n.pr/2njRbBL Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump http://n.pr/2o7dKNU A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science http://n.pr/2o7AEEL Measuring The Impact Of Rolling Back Environmental Regulations http://n.pr/2o9zQQ2 Proposed Budget Cuts Slash Funding For Great Lakes Clean-Up : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/27/521693429/proposed-budget-cuts-slash-funding-for-great-lakes-clean-up Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama’s Environmental Legacy : The Two-Way : NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/28/519003733/trump-takes-aim-at-a-centerpiece-of-obamas-environmental-legacy House votes to restrict EPA’s […]
npr.org (2016/04/14) #473806134: how-do-we-get-our-drinking-water-in-the-u-s npr.org (2017/03/13) #516874465: kentucky-community-hopes-trump-infrastructure-plan-will-fix-water-system npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda (2017/03/23) #520864034: science-loving-teens-from-ghana-and-d-c-geek-out-together
Living on Earth: A Carbon Dividend Plan: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=17-P13-00006&segmentID=1 Not opposed. As a citizen/voter/taxpayer, would prefer to have an option to reinvest my portion into an infrastructure bank fund or medical research fund or something…. Living on Earth: Sex and Sustainability in the Sea: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=17-P13-00006&segmentID=4 Fascinating and fun segment. 2017-02-16: One of my favorite ‘new’ programs — “1A” — covered the global warming-countering “Carbon Dividend Plan” today!: NPR’s “The 1A”: 2017-02-16/conservatives-make-the-case-for-action-on-climate-change”
From NPR News: Japanese Biologist Wins Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine http://n.pr/2dfVoUE Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time http://n.pr/2dEiUZw From NPR News: The Sweet Success Of Bananas Foster Has An Unsavory Past http://n.pr/2cwZeWK EDIT: From NPR News: 3 Physicists Win Nobel Prize For Theoretical Research Into Phases Of Matter http://n.pr/2dGmVMR