All eyes on the Commissioners on the International Day of Action on Bioenergy

Southern forests are being chopped down, shipped across the ocean, and burned for electricity in Europe, but we can stop this dirty energy practice.

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EU Bioenergy

October 19th is the International Day of Action on Bioenergy, a day to raise awareness about the impacts of the growing bioenergy industry driven by unwisely designed renewable energy policies. As we know, in many cases bioenergy hasn’t exactly lived up to the promises of renewable energy such as emission reductions and environmental protection – in many cases the impacts have been quite the opposite.

As the European Union’s renewable energy policies have been one of the most forceful drivers of growing bioenergy use and the EU is in a process of revising its policies, this year we want to turn the eyes of the world on EU leaders.

This growing demand for bioenergy increases the pressure on forests and ecosystems in Europe and beyond. It has led us to burning of whole trees, imports of wood from forests across the Atlantic, to burning food and even land…

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The American Healthcare System is the Least Efficient By Far

This is a detailed analysis of our healthcare system vs. other countries. Obviously we are last in a comparison of 21 countries. We need to take our health system out of the hands of insurance companies and big pharma and make it a preventative health wellness program with individuals having the right to whatever type of healthcare they choose–including acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic doctors, chiropractic–rather than the current for-profit system.

We need to look at this comparison to other countries and get angry!! We need to take responsibility for our own health as well, instead of thinking we can abuse our bodies for half our lives and then run to a doctor to fix it when they fall apart. Unfortunately, our current system encourages us to pop more pills which affect other organs and create new problems, and discourage our preferences for healthier alternative treatments which are difficult to access without insurance coverage.

Benjamin Studebaker

During the 2nd presidential debate, Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of wanting single payer:

She wants to go to a single-payer plan, which would be a disaster. Somewhat similar to Canada. And if you ever noticed the Canadians–when they need a big operation when something happens, they come into the United States in many cases because their system is so slow, it’s catastrophic in certain ways. But, she wants to go to single payer which means the government basically rules everything.

As a matter of fact this is not Clinton’s position–she has advocated for a public option but not a wholesale replacement of the private sector healthcare system. During the primary she attacked Bernie Sanders’ single payer plan as politically unfeasible:

People who have health emergencies can’t wait for us to have a theoretical debate about some better idea that will never, ever come to pass.

Amusingly, Donald Trump has

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