Local View: We’re Going to Have Dinner Guests

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Lincoln Journal Star
by Tim Rinne

None of us likes to go without eating.

Even Warren Buffett — who claims to be one-quarter Coca Cola from all the calories he daily ingests drinking Coke — has been known to make an emergency run to one of his Dairy Queens when he gets a case of the hungries.

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CLIMATE CHANGE DANGERS

Lincoln Journal Star
Letter to the Editor-08/19/16

Jay Schmidt-Nebraskans for Peace Board Member

On Aug. 3, the Journal Star had an article entitled "Scientists on planet: Earth's fever rises.'" Yes, the world keeps setting new record high temperatures. We know that people have difficulty with the 100 plus degree temperatures, especially if there is high humidity. However, our food crops can't handle it either. Other factors brought on by global warming, such as drought and floods, are also destructive of our food supply.

If your child had a high fever and the fever kept going up, you wouldn't sit and twiddle your thumbs! You wouldn't listen to people with no medical education telling you not to worry or that the science on high fevers is not yet conclusive! That would be irresponsible and foolish.

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Today is the Day to Stop Global Warming!

Today you can be an important part of our big push for action on climate change by calling your representatives. Tomorrow hundreds of our fellow Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers will be in D.C. to lobby for us, and our phone calls today will help underscore that we want Congress to act. We’ve been told that even a half dozen calls on the same day make an impression, so feel free to call tomorrow too!

Please ask your friends and family to join us in our efforts!

You can use this website to find your Members of Congress, their phone numbers, and a sample script for your call: http://cclusa.org/callcongress It will also log your calls so we know how many calls were made to each Member of Congress.

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Our Fifteen Minutes of Live-Streamed Fame Inside the Berkshire Hathaway 2016 Annual Shareholders Meeting

by Matt Gregory
NFP State Board Treasurer

It was a rainy and blustery day outside the CenturyLink Center in Omaha when I met up with the group that would eventually go inside the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting to present Nebraska Peace Foundation’s resolution on climate change.

We had a brief respite from the rain as BOLD Nebraska and Nebraskans for Peace held a rally outside and speeches were given by BOLD’s Jane Kleeb, NFP’s Tim Rinne and renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, who was going to be one of the presenters of the resolution. Decked out in raincoats and ponchos, we waved colorful signs with arks and animals on them, playing on Warren Buffett’s “Noah’s Law” comment in his annual shareholder letter regarding the threat of climate change: “If an ark may be essential for survival, begin building it today, no matter how cloudless the skies appear.”

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Nebraska Peace Foundation Climate Resolution on Video

The Nebraska Peace Foundation climate resolution was presented to Warren Buffet at the 2016 Berhshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting on April, 30, 2016. We were honored by Dr. James Hansen, world famous climate scientist, speaking on our behalf, and on behalf of our next generation. The meeting was livestreamed and a video is available until the end of May 2016. Please watch Mark Vasina, former treasurer of the Nebraska Peace Foundation, introduce the resolution and then hear Dr. Hansen explain the importance. Following the official presentation were crucial comments from Jim Jones of the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University, Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska, other shareholders and final comments by Richard Miller of Creighton University. This part of the video can be found at 6:43:10. 

The video can be found HERE http://finance.yahoo.com/brklivestream.

The following video was made by BOLD Nebraska of the shareholders meeting. Please sign the petition and together let's get Warren Buffet to support rooftop solar energy!
BoldNebraska/videos/1013542025361084

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