HEARD  DIED FOUR YEARS AGO

HEARD DIED FOUR YEARS AGO

John Heard Jr., John Boy, was insubordinate, was lyrical, was ridiculously unselfish, and he was charismatic as hell. He was so authentic, so straightforward, so odd, so sensual, and so bold.

He died 4 years ago.

“I used to be a good actor. When I was younger, I was going to be a big star.” – John Heard.

But nothing was more potent than Heard’s review in life. He breathed in hard, electric, and fearlessly. He was wild and passionate. He was as faithful, loyal, honest, dedicated, loyal, genuine, dependable, trustworthy, and generous as they come. He was a friend and a dear neighbor and a legend in his time.

In 2008, he said: “I think I had my time. I dropped the ball, as my father would say. I could have done more with my career than I did, and I got sidetracked. But that’s OK, that’s alright, that’s the way it is—no sour grapes. I mean, I don’t have any regrets except that I could have played some more significant parts. I could have played Hamlet, I could have played Iago in Othello, I could have played A Long Day’s Journey, and I had some problems, and it didn’t work. And those … I regret. I regret not having those heavyweight parts under my belt.”

His favorites jobs: Cutter’s Way, Mindwalk and C.H.U.D

My favorite Heard’s movies: Mindwalk ( 1990) and Steel City (2006)

Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth US React to G7 Summit Climate Commitments

Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth US React to G7 Summit Climate Commitments

UNITED KINGDOM — Today, the three-day G7 summit came to an end with announcements about tackling the climate crisis. The climate and environment section of today’s Communique announced joint actions to end public support for overseas unabated coal generation by 2022 and agreed to “phase out new direct government support for carbon intensive international fossil fuel energy, except in limited circumstances at the discretion of each country.” These announcements are critical given that G7 countries provided an average of USD 86 billion in public finance for fossil fuels between 2017 and 2019 — more than three times their support for clean energy over the same time period, with the US among the worst actors. But the communique also includes a vague statement about the role of communities most affected yet least consulted about the climate crisis, stating “Together we welcome the active role and participation of vulnerable communities, underrepresented groups and will work towards achieving equality.” 

In the lead up to the G7 summit, the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth US hosted an inaugural Global Grassroots Leaders Climate Summit, bringing together grassroots leaders representing 30 organizations from 17 countries. During the summit, leaders emphasized the demand for a just transition to a clean energy economy which centers the most vulnerable communities. They also discussed the impacts of US-financed energy projects overseas and the climate issues in their communities more broadly, and shared their demands with the Biden Administration, including Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, the Development Finance Corporation, the US Treasury Department, and the US Export-Import Bank. Grassroots Leaders also participated in public facing webinars elevating asks to immediately halt US overseas fossil fuel finance, shut down coal, and encourage renewable energy finance and just transition. 

In response, Sierra Club International Climate and Policy Director Cherelle Blazer released the following statement: 

“It’s a welcome sign that the United States is partnering with fellow G7 countries to acknowledge the need for a global transition off of coal and begin the phaseout of fossil fuels. However, the lack of commitment to an immediate end of financing for fossil fuel projects accompanied with FAR too little investment in new renewable energy is a game of too little too late. If the world is to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, we must make the bold steps necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. We cannot claim to grasp the ongoing — and increasingly dire — effects of the climate crisis while simultaneously prolonging the life of the fuels driving it. This past week brought welcome news, but it will only continue to serve as green rhetoric unless investment to address the climate crisis grows significantly.”

International Policy Campaigner Luisa Galvao from Friends of the Earth US released the following statement:

“G7 commitments to phase out fossil fuels are looking like swiss cheese: full of holes. While it is  welcome that G7 countries finally agreed to end public support for coal, as communities around the world have long called for, the G7 should have taken this opportunity to end support for all fossil fuels, as science and justice require. Instead, the G7’s silence on oil and gas will continue to subject communities to an unjust transition.” 

BRAZIL IN THE G7: RANCOR OVER A GREAT VOID

BRAZIL IN THE G7: RANCOR OVER A GREAT VOID





In other words, the recent G7 meeting was a circus event full of white-skinned clowns doing what they do best: look and act silly while accomplishing very little.

More words than good deeds.

One major over an arching visible issue that NO ONE has commented on or realized! Is that of the G7 meeting, the second most powerful nation was not invited.

UK economy now in basket case status, Japan in a hidden recession for over 30 years, and USA economic growth constraints with over $6trillion from past lost war debts.

The cringe factor is mind-numbing. Brazil is a big country land-wise but a tiny country influence-wise. They have an inflated sense of their importance on the international stage. But as the con man in the comedy ‘True Lies’ said so aptly…..” I am nothing… I’m navel lint. But seriously, folks, this desperate attempt to join the big boys club while Rome burns are nothing short of tragic.

Sorry for Bolsonaro

We feel sorry for Bolsonaro. Our motherly instincts are all fired up…..he is so far out of his depth I feel like wrapping him in a warm blanket and making him a hot chocolate—poor darling.

We imagine background checks on Bolsonaro would give the secret service reasons to keep him at arm’s length, especially his extremely close relationship with Trump and association with QAnon.

It is about time for Brazilia to learn that any bilateral relationship could not be an ideology but only interest-based. Given the Brazilian’s president’s wrong bet at the US’ last election, which by the way he should not have wasted Brazilian national interest in betting other country’s election result, and his no commitment on climate change, Brazilia should have known such a one-on-one meeting with Biden would be impossible.

Given their natural advantages, if they have had a visionary and competent government, they would have been by now leading the world in renewable energy in close cooperation with China.

With global opportunities to research and deliver in technologies such as solar, wind gen, geothermal, wave harnessing, etc., We continue to be astounded that Brazil is not doing more on these fronts. Oh. That’s right. “We forgot that windmills cause cancer.”

Let’s hope the Brazilian electorate considers Bolsonaro’s wholesale stupidity come election time. But, unfortunately, he’s not the sharpest knife in the draw and was justifiably relegated by the big boys. Humiliations Galore!

Bolsonaro will never understand the very first rule of apology and humility.

He is toast?!

Burnt to a crisp.

Was he expecting a medal from Biden?

WHO MURDERED BRAZIL?

WHO MURDERED BRAZIL?

A story of commercial ignorance. Lack of vision, lack of empathy, a lack of competency, lack of intelligence, and recklessness on the high seas of Brazil politics…
Coming to a court near you soon.
Please book your tickets in advance as the public gallery in the courtroom maybe be overflowing.
Starring moron of the 20th Century nominee Jair Bolsonaro.

Expectations from your stakeholders

Expectations from your stakeholders

The business stakeholders are its employees, its customers, the general public, and its investors.

Although a company’s economic duty to produce an interest might seem to be its first commitment to its shareholders, some investors increasingly highlight other social responsibility aspects.

To be successful in today’s business context, a corporation must answer its customers.

Recent investigation implies that many buyers, particularly millennials, favor to do shop with organizations and brands that interact ethically honest information, utilize sustainable production methods, and practice moral business models.

Business is also accountable for preserving and promoting the world’s fragile environment.

Corporations also disclose their social engagement through corporate humanitarianism. 

Some investors are restricting their finances to securities (e.g., stocks and bonds) that match their opinions about ethical and social accountability. This is called social investing in our new world. 

 A social investment fund, for example, sways exclude from cause the securities of all organizations that make tobacco products or liquor, manufacture weapons, or have a history of being environmentally reckless. 

Not all social investment approaches are alike. 

Some noble mutual funds will not buy in government securities because they help fund the army; others openly purchase government securities, with directors noting that federal funds also promote the arts and pay for AIDS study. 

Perhaps partly as the aftermath of the global recession of 2007–2009, businesses have tried to push responsibilities to their investors and their other stakeholders over the last several years. 

Lately, many researchers infer that now more than ever, CEOs are being held to higher models by boards of directors, investors, governments, media, and even workers when it comes to corporate responsibility and ethical behavior.

 Recent global research reveals that there has been a massive rise in the number of CEOs being forced out over the last several years due to some ethical failure in their bodies. 

Policies to prevent such failures should incorporate establishing a culture of honor to deter anyone from breaking the rules, ensuring company intentions and metrics do not produce undue stress on employees to cut corners, and complete practical methods and directions to depreciate the chance of immoral conduct.

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