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Cathie Bird
Pioneer, TN
I'm a citizen scientist, writer, researcher, conscious evolutionary, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Tennessee.
Interests: writing, psychoanalysis, the intersection of science and spirit, spiritual transformation, conscious evolution, my dogs and my cat, earth and life sciences, Qi Gong, listening to music (jazz, blues, classical and bluegrass), other life in this solar system
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced last week that the global average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reached the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone in the spring of 2015. via Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 20, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first genetically engineered food animal, AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon, despite insufficient safety testing and widespread opposition. This unfortunate, historic decision disregards the vast majority of consumers, many independent scientists, numerous members of Congress and salmon growers around the world, who have voiced strong opposition. via Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 20, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
A team of academic, USGS, and private-sector researchers computed potential stream vulnerability to unconventional oil and gas development in six shale plays, including the Bakken, Barnett, Fayetteville, Hilliard-Baxter-Mancos, Marcellus and Utica, and Niobrara-Mowry. The newly developed vulnerability index shows that streams with the highest sensitivity and exposure to stressors may be most vulnerable to unconventional oil and gas development. via Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 4, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
By ignoring extremism from non-Muslims and treating classrooms as counter-terrorism vehicles, the FBI appears to be singling out a religious minority and going about its anti-extremism efforts in all the wrong ways. via Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 3, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via From the article: Despite the design and logistical advantages of Better Shelter, Currion ended up penning an article in May for the humanitarian news site IRIN titled, “Which way is up? Flatpacks alone can’t solve global shelter crisis.” Shelter, he argued, echoing a long-held tenet in humanitarian aid, is not a product but a process. IKEA may have a better product, but the process for getting refugees permanent shelter is still broken. And with the conflict in the Middle East displacing millions of people, that process is all the more important to get right. Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 3, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
It worth considering what manner of America Comey’s creationism would have us build. On Monday a black student in Columbia, South Carolina, refused to move out of her seat. She was then assaulted by a police officer. The officer then told the other students in the class, “I’ll put you in jail next.” The officer has been the subject of two civil-rights suits. In James Comey’s America, the actions of this officer are not recorded, and not scrutinized. The creationist style of crime control renders the beating of Marlene Pinnock invisible. Policing on a hunch allows that Walter Scott was... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 28, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via From the article: The Associated Press provided new evidence Monday that the U.S. military knew that the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was an active medical facility before they bombed it, bolstering the aid agency's charge that the attack—which killed at least 30 people—amounted to a war crime. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 27, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
So what really needs to be discussed is, what is the role of military power in the making of foreign policy? Why does Hillary Clinton think that Libya is not a disaster? And why was Hillary Clinton pushing for the military role in Libya in the first place? These are important issues. As far as the hearings were concerned, she testified off and on for nearly 11 hours. She handled herself extremely well, and she essentially exposed the fact that these were a group of Republican troglodytes doing their best to marginalize her and humiliate her. And they totally failed.... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 24, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
With America’s most notorious coal boss standing trial on conspiracy and securities fraud charges, the industry should be asking itself just who is to blame for its woes. The overlooked irony of this federal case is that the sector should be looking closely at itself, and undergoing a thorough self-evaluation. The coal industry, however, will continue to blame President Obama and his “radical” Environmental Protection Agency that has sought to ensure a cleaner environment while also using the public levers to advance green energies. What it refuses to acknowledge, though, is its own role — that its own strong-armed tactics... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 23, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via From the article: The animals that carry plague in the US are mostly rodents—rats, ground squirrels, and prairie dogs—and their fleas can pass plague bacteria to humans if they decide to bite us. Good news, though: The adorable little owls that live in burrows alongside those plaguey rodents... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 22, 2015 at Earthbytes
While Snyder maintains the EM laws are necessary to save financially-insolvent municipalities from themselves, it's worth noting that Snyder only enforces the laws in Democratic-voting, predominantly-black communities, even though some white, Republican-leaning cities and towns are in equally dire financial straits. The 2010 Census data shows that just 14.2 percent of Michigan's residents are black - yet 80 percent of Michigan's black residents have lived under an EM while Snyder has been governor. via Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 20, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via From the article: Research conducted by Widener University Commonwealth Law School and the University of Auckland concludes that national debates about climate change policies and the press coverage of these issues are for the most part ignoring the obvious ethical and moral problems both with how nations are justifying climate change commitments and the arguments of climate change policy opponents at the national level. Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 20, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
The United States is a racial state. We are the inheritors of systems and institutions that enable the denial of basic human rights to Indigenous and Black and Brown communities, from colonization to slavery, from Jim Crow segregation to Japanese American internment. The post-9/11 treatment of South Asian, Arab and Muslim communities by the US government continues this shameful legacy. via Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 13, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
The FCC not only faces a challenge to its authority to make the net neutrality rules. But both sides in the case are also citing First Amendment rights to free speech, potentially setting up a legal showdown on the issue. via Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 8, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via I have loved maps just about as long as I can remember anything. I collected them. They showed up in my dreams. I spent significant chunks of time looking at them, reflecting on their meaning, appreciating their beauty, connecting with the hearts and minds of their makers. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 6, 2015 at Earthbytes
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Sep 26, 2015
My final post in a series on plate tectonics, Earth changes, and the connections I've experienced with interdimensional partners for the spiritual evolution of Earth. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at The Daily R-r-r-ibbit
Comparison of recent and historical high-severity fire rotations shows that high-severity fire is not occurring in dry forests at rates that are exceptionally high relative to the range of historical rates. Recent high-severity fire instead is deficient (too long) overall across dry pine and dry mixed-conifer forests relative to historical rates. Recent high-severity fire rotations are quite long, averaging 1,045 years in dry pine and 875 years in dry mixed conifer, more than ample time for forests to recover and reach very old age before the next high-severity fire. High-severity fire rotations in dry forests are also within the historical... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 11, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via From the article: Kim Davis is, I repeat, low-hanging fruit. Her faulty thinking about how her faith should inform her duties as a public servant are an indictment not only of a problematic set of beliefs, but an indictment of a governmental system that has been in bed with Christianity for too long. That Christianity and American Democracy are seeming “natural” bedfellows has created the expectation that Christians can impose their beliefs on all American citizens. It is the 21st century and such thinking must change. Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via From the article: Treaty 8 First Nations in British Columbia, Canada are trying to halt the $8.8 billion project BC Hydro known as the Site C Clean Energy Project, which would put a third dam on the Peace River system. In one of several court filings, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have called for a provincial supreme court review of the project, which would flood about a 52-mile reservoir along the river, making it two to three times its normal width. The British Columbia Supreme Court heard arguments in the case this past spring but... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 24, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
I certainly don’t want to tell people what to watch until they watch it. Just that we were very true to the history. This is all predicated upon a 40-year history of American government at the federal, state and local level using public money to purposefully hyper-segregate our society. Poor people didn’t end up all packed into housing projects in one square mile of Yonkers by accident. It was a plan. It was a plan in Chicago, in Baltimore, in Dallas and everywhere that took federal housing money since the 1930s. via Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 24, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via [Photo: Madison Grant is known less for his conservationist efforts than for his book “The Passing of the Great Race, or The Racial Basis of European History,” a pseudo-scientific work of white supremacism. Credit PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY] From the article: Some of the awkwardness of environmental politics since the seventies, now even more acute in the age of climate change, is that it lays claim to worldwide problems, but brings to them some of the cultural habits of a much more parochial, and sometimes nastier, movement. Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 20, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
USGS discovered insecticides known as neonicotinoids in a little more than half of both urban and agricultural streams sampled across the United States and Puerto Rico, according to a study by the agency published today in Environmental Chemistry. This study, conducted from 2011 to 2014, represents the first national-scale investigation of the environmental occurrence of neonicotinoid insecticides in agricultural and urban settings. The research spanned 24 states and Puerto Rico and was completed as part of ongoing USGS investigations of pesticide and other contaminant levels in streams. via Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 18, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
via From the article: Holes too big to fix were poked in TransCanada's narrative that its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built. And questions were raised about how the pipeline company's financial dealings are set up during Public Utilities Commission hearings in Pierre, South Dakota last week where state regulators are tasked to decide if the company is capable of following the rules the state set when the original Keystone pipeline permit was granted in 2010. A team of lawyers representing Native American tribes and the grassroots group Dakota Rural Action took the... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 3, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan
Georgia has been illegally and unnecessarily segregating thousands of students with behavioral issues and disabilities, isolating them in run-down facilities and providing them with subpar education, according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. Some of the students in the program were schooled in the same inferior buildings that served black children in the days of Jim Crow. The investigation found that many of the buildings lack gyms, cafeterias, libraries, labs, playgrounds and other amenities. via Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 30, 2015 at MicroHawk's NewsScan