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Respected Warren Buffett Assesses Climate Change with Alarm (Russ)

He’s doing something —  he’s investing heavily in wind energy and other clean forms. But will his business acolytes follow?


European Parliament Votes Arms Embargo Against Saudi Arabia (Reader Cactus Pat)

The vote is not legally binding but represents a huge diplomatic blow to Saudi Arabia and its largest weapons supplier — the United States.


Afghan Forces Kill Indian Consulate Suicide Attackers (Trevin)

So far there is no claim of responsibility for the attack, but it follows a January attack nearby on the Pakistani consulate. The Islamic State, whose presence is growing in the region, claimed responsibility for January’s attack.

 If Trump Wants to Waterboard, ‘Bring Your Own Bucket’ Says Ex CIA Chief (Russ)

Says CIA is not going to do it, no matter who is president. Didn’t work out very well for Agency in past.

Gay Exec on Why Company is Leaving Georgia (Russ)

“Things have gotten too ugly in the state….” What has Trump wrought?


Amazing 30-Second Animation Shows 135 Years of Global Warming (Milicent)

Watch as it happens before your eyes. Maybe we can stop this trend.