[MCN] Russian Hackers Shift Focus to U.S. Power Grid: Quick blurb NYTimes

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Sat Jul 28 09:09:48 EDT 2018

Russian Hackers Appear to Shift Focus to U.S. Power Grid <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/27/us/politics/russian-hackers-electric-grid-elections-.html>
Intelligence and technology officials report there are surprisingly few attempts to disrupt the campaigns of major American political figures.

********************* Climate & living standards. ***************************

“The ecological systems upon which humans rely for life support are in crisis, and 
human behavior is the root cause. These problems are thus not environmental, 
but rather related to how humans meet their needs and wants in disruptive ways.”
Elise Amel, Christie Manning, Britain Scott, Susan Koger
Science 21 April 2017

“Consumer expectations of ever-higher living standards were fuelled by more lenient and readily available bank lending, 
…. Social status and identity became closely associated with consumption, in particular with the concept of luxury. 

"Identifying oneself with the good life meant being able to live beyond traditional understandings of basic needs. Debt was the price 
one paid for the joys of being part of a hedonistic consumer culture.”

Kenneth Dyson. The Morality of Debt. Foreign Affairs. May 3, 2015

"We are not able even to think adequately about the behavior that is at the annihilating edge."

R. D. Laing. Introduction, The Politics of Experience. 
1967, New York. Pantheon Books, a division of Random House

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