My challenge to UMComm and all church Communications agencies

I posted this comment to UMNS Facebook post on UMComm (United Methodist Communicaitons) ‘s 75th anniversary observance: UMComm has certainly been out there, utilizing media, telling the story, and telling lots of stories which have highlighted the church’s presence across a wide range of issues. This is something to be proud of. What I am wondering TODAY, however, is where Continue Reading

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.@ThisChanges Everything about how I think about Climate Change. What a journey.

Soon after the Occupy movement began, I bought the domain occupytheology.org. It was an immensely theological event for me, and continues to be, regardless of the “hibernation” it’s most “visible” elements may be experiencing. I write “visible” in quotes, because it’s visibility tends to be defined by the media. If it’s not being covered as a REAL MOVEMENT, but as Continue Reading

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Amazon missing key book possibilities

Keeping books locked down as they do is keeping Amazon from realizing some really great apps for “Socializing” the discussion of books online.   I have been Tweeting and Facebook posting quotes from the books Ive been reading on my Kindle Fire for the past couple years.  But I am constantly frustrated by the absence of that SHARE feature on Continue Reading

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And so it begins…seemingly…CBS TV follows HBO in announcing streaming “cord-cutting”

On the heels of yesterday’s news that HBO is planning a standalone streaming service, CBS announced this morning that’s it’s preparing to debut a streaming service of its own, called “CBS All Access.” via CBS Announces Its Own Live TV And Streaming Service, CBS All Access | TechCrunch. I’ll be SO GLAD to see Cable’s balls handed to them.  As Leo Continue Reading

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GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner’s new opinion is so amazing @Salon

Boom!  Reagan judge finally has to say “enough!”,  and demolish EVERY Right wing talking point.  Hopefully this will have a domino effect. His dissent includes a devastating response to virtually every false and/or disingenuous rightwing argument/talking point ever put forth in support of Photo ID voting restrictions, describing them as “a mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely Continue Reading

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NBC’s Ayman Mohyeld in on Sam Harris & Bill Maher’s Islam Argument

NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin: Sam Harris & Bill Maher’s Islam Argument “Offensive, Ignorant” via NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin: Sam Harris & Bill Maher’s Islam Argument Is “Flawed Logic” | Video | RealClearPolitics. I imagine that some will call Ayman on his claim that Maher and Harris were using figures from unverified or savory sources,  but they were using Pew Research.  But I Continue Reading

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One way “capitalism is stupid”: Lack of planning. It’s all NOW NOW NOW

process of convincing very wealthy people that this really was a problem, and that there really were costs down the road and that in the long term it would be better to prevent it from happening. via Naomi Klein on Cause of Climate Crisis: “Capitalism Is Stupid”. This has always been found to be true.  The cost of cleanup and Continue Reading

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What’s Possible, a New Film for World Leaders on the Urgency of Global Warming via @BillMoyersHQ

Tuesday, the one-day United Nations’ summit on climate change in New York City began by viewing ‘What’s Possible’, a short film on the urgency of global warming. via What’s Possible, a New Film for World Leaders on the Urgency of Global Warming | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com. Let’s not just react to the meaning behind this film with some sort Continue Reading

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Pressing Issues: My (@GregMitch) Climate Change Warning, 1983

“The Ultimate Risk: The Greenhouse Effect.” This is what it was called before it was referred to as “global warming” and then more accurately and broadly, “climate change.”  Back in the good old days we figured we still had plenty of time to address it.  In that period, nuclear threat was the prime concern. via Pressing Issues: My Climate Change Continue Reading

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Teddy Roosevelt…A politics lost to the age of electronic media

After three episodes of The Roosevelts on PBS,  I find beginnings myself mourning what we’ve lost in our part of history.  Due in no small part to the “Hollywood-ization” of politics wrought by electronic media,  Theodore Roosevelt would be “unelectable” today.  As Ken Burns told Jon Stewart in his Daily Show interview Monday night this week,  “He’d have 10 Howard Continue Reading

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