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At the risk of sounding left of left, which only a few decades ago was center, I have a couple of issues that are troubling me. The twenty something generation, two of which I am responsible for, has grown up in a culture of endless war. As most kids develop, they start to become aware of society in general at about ten years old, so if you were born in, say 1992, as you reach your twenty first birthday you cannot remember a time when your country wasn't somewhere fighting someone. Peace would seem an odd thing indeed. Add to the fact there is no individual forced involvement with these wars (draft) it's not something kids give much thought to. The only kids aware of our endless war are the ones that can't find work and join the military or are persuaded to join with glamorous marketing images implying warfare is like your favorite video game. Once in, our Faustian military policy makers employ what is referred to as "the back door draft", meaning multiple
Corrupt Climate Deniers accept Billionaire BribesMore Like This
While Climate Deniers are in full damage control trying to spin the revelations about criminal frauds like Willie Soon and pseudoscientists by the dozens, a Drexel University study finds that a large slice of donations to organizations that deny global warming are funneled through third-party pass-through organizations that conceal the original funder.
By Douglas Fischer and The Daily Climate
A shift to untraceable donations by organizations denying climate change undermines democracy, according to the author of a new study tracking contributions to such groups.
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The largest, most-consistent money fueling the climate denial movement are a number of well-funded conservative foundations built with so-called "dark money," or
Anthropogenic Climate Change Denier was Koch FraudMore Like This
Top Global Warming Denying "Scientist" was a fraud paid by the Koch Brothers.
Willie Soon received $1.25 million over 14 years to write academic research stating climate change is not caused by human activity, newly released documents show
Harvard-Smithsonian researcher Willie Soon, who has denied that climate change is caused by human activity, took more than $1 million in funding from the energy industry, newly released documents show. (Screenshot)
A prominent climate change denier and researcher quietly took more than $1.2 million in payouts from the energy industry, including the Koch brothers and other oil lobbyists, for the past 14 years, newly released documents have shown.
Wei-Hock "Willie" Soon, a researcher at the Harvar
They're Just Literally Lying About Climate ChangeMore Like This
Back in June, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt had strong words for climate change deniers at Google's "How Green is the Internet" summit, saying "you can hold back knowledge, you cannot prevent it from spreading. You can lie about the effects of climate change, but eventually you'll be seen as a liar." Yesterday, he brought his company one step closer to making that a reality, publicly announcing on the Diane Rehm show that the company will no longer fund the American Legislative Exchange Council. This is something that the members of the organization I founded, Forecast the Facts, have been demanding for more than a year, so I was delighted to hear Schmidt'
My favorite tutorialsHere is a list of all the tutorials that i used to learn from. As many of you already know, i am a self taught artist. But the name "self-taught" is a little misleading, since i wasn't quite alone, i referenced and learned from many tutorials. So i am a tutorial-taught artistMore Like This
Though some are from other sources, most of them come from artists on deviantart. Some aren't even tutorials but images that by looking at them, i get a better understanding of something.
They have shaped who i am as an artist. You can probably see their influence on my art to this day.
So without further ado, here they are.
One of the first tutorials on colors i looked at, and one of the best
:iconaquasixio: has some very good tutorials on colors as well http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/gallery/8808807/Tutorials
This is not a tutorial but whenever i look at it i feel like i know how to draw cl
Helping With ArtThey always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.More Like This
I decided to start this little fun project, and thought you guys might find it interesting, as well. First, a backstory
The other day while I was at camp, the pastor speaking to the kids asked if there was a camp leader who could draw. Many people pointed their fingers at me and I was called up to help draw something for a demonstration. Later on in the week, on the last full day of camp, that pastor mentioned me in a sermon, saying God had a plan for me and my drawing skills. Well, that got me to thinking: what could I do with my drawing skills?
There was a woman at our church who's been going through a hard time- her grandson was beating her, his girlfriend drained her bank card, and now we are the closest thing she has to a family as she is now temporarily living in a nursing home. I drew her a picture of a kitten since she felt upset leaving her cats. Doing this for her made her s
War and PeaceOne of my photos was accepted into the juried exhibition, War and Peace, at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. The show goes from July 23 to August 7. https://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex71 The juror is Nissan N. Perez, Vice President of the Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) in Tel Aviv. He was the Senior Curator of Photography at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, for 37 years, where he conceived and created the department of photography and its extensive collection of over 120,000 items. In his curatorial career he conceived and curated over 180 exhibitions in Israel and Worldwide and published a substantial number of books, catalogs and articles. In addition Perez currently teaches graduate courses and seminars at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, The Ben Gourion University of the Negev, Beer SMore Like This