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#KXL   #Nebraska   #StopKXL   #EminentDomain    http://act.boldnebraska.org/sign/chambers

"Farmers and ranchers in Nebraska are being dragged into court right now by a foreign corporation armed with the power of eminent domain to seize their land against their will to build the risky Keystone XL pipeline. 
The legal concept of "eminent domain" allows for taking of land from private citizens by government when it serves "the public good" -- such as for a highway, school, or courthouse that would benefit everyone.
But after intense lobbying by Big Oil, Nebraska's state legislature passed a bill (LB 1161) that granted the power of eminent domain to TransCanada -- a foreign oil corporation -- to build an export pipeline for private gain.
Thankfully, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers has introduced a new bill (LB 473) that would repeal the eminent domain powers LB 1161 gave TransCanada to seize farmers' and ranchers' land to build Keystone XL.
A hearing on Sen. Chambers' LB 473 is scheduled for March 11. On that day, this petition will be delivered to State Senators as they hear testimony from farmers and ranchers who are standing up to protect the land and water they have stewarded for generations.
Keystone XL would not in any way benefit "the public good."
Not only does the pipeline threaten the precious Ogallala aquifer and fragile Sandhills soils that Nebraskans depend on for life and our livelihoods, but it would also serve no benefit to U.S. energy independence when the tarsands it carries is exported to China and world markets.
As an infrastructure project, Keystone XL would create no more jobs than a medium-sized shopping mall during construction, and then just 50 total permanent jobs.
But since the Nebraska legislature and former Governor Heineman armed TransCanada with the power of eminent domain, the company is now taking farmers and ranchers to court to seize their land against their will for Keystone XL.
"The pipeline is like King Kong, and the people and farms are like ants and grasshoppers," said State Sen. Ernie Chambers, the author of LB 473. "If they get in the way, they will be crushed with no redress."
Sign the petition to support Sen. Chambers' LB 473: 
No eminent domain for private gain in Nebraska." 
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"..two year anniversary.. In the beginning.. said it wasn't going to happen then on June 1st over 5,500 people showed up..": https://www.facebook.com/events/366530503503091/permalink/428103997345741/
This will be the two year anniversary of Re-Occupy Wall Street June 1st 2013. In the beginning all the haters laughed and said it wasn't going to happen then on June 1st over 5500 people showed up. I want to get that energy back. I want to get that presence back. Just like last time there will ...
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Encountering work by artist Michael McGillis always leaves me with the feeling of being granted access to a world-within-the-world. Whether installing into natural surroundings, or installing “nature” into gallery settings, McGillis has an uncanny ability to create worlds both immersive and ...
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"That's here. That's home. That's us." Voyager 1's pale blue dot image turns 25 today!

Happy Valentine's Day! If you’re in love with space exploration then you’ll fall for this: it’s the picture of Earth taken from the Voyager 1 spacecraft after it passed the orbit of Pluto in 1990. That image of our planet from almost 4 billion miles away inspired Carl Sagan to write his famous “Pale Blue Dot” passage, and reminds us that we are all just floating through space on “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

Read more about this here: https://lightsinthedark.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/voyagers-valentine-turns-25-today/

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architecture by Murray Dowty--Glen Iris House extension A new kitchen and living room to a Glen Iris bungalow. The new contrasts with old in form and material, exaggerating and enhan...
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Last Tuesday, June 3rd was the opening and dedication ceremony for “A Garland of Praise Songs for Rosa Parks,” an installation piece made in 2009 by artist Lester Johnson, and a new piece of the permanent collection at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the Wayne State University Law ...
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"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that." Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything, 1989