Media Watch | CNBC Full Marijuana Inc Show | The Booming Weed Business In Emerald Triangle

0 Media Watch | CNBC Full Marijuana Inc Show | The Booming Weed Business In Emerald Triangle

We are covering this story, not because we are pot smokers, because we are not, but because, it’s a plant. Just like corn, sugar cane, lettuce or apples, its a plant which consumers want. We think making it a crime and destroying peoples lives is just plain stupid. Here is the full show from CNBC.

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Our Latest Kiva Loan | Salimata TRAORE

kiva loan 03 Our Latest Kiva Loan | Salimata TRAORE

We are going to start posting the loans G Living and G Living Members are giving to people around the world. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, will encourage and maybe inspire to join in. If you do, let us know and we will post your loan details here.

G Living Kiva Loan: $25

Salimata TRAORE

Ms. Salimata TRAORE, age 40, resides with her husband and their children (three boys and one girl) in a large traditional family in Fama (third administrative region of the Republic of Mali). After having done many kinds of work unsuccessfully, she got started making traditional soap (black soaps) five years ago from a neighbor who taught her. Ms. TRAORE works in her home in Sikasso, where she is in high demand because of the quality of her products. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Media Watch | Jacob Massaquoi An African Immigrant Escaping War Helps Others

0 Media Watch | Jacob Massaquoi An African Immigrant Escaping War Helps Others

Jacob opened the African Refuge, a community center in his new neighborhood. Somehow (and I’m still not sure how he did it), Jacob convinced nurses to volunteer their services for those without health insurance….he convinced immigration lawyers to swing by once a week, for refugees trying to get American citizenship. He finds jobs for the unemployed, and flashes a warm smile when people need them most.

Jacob’s center is open to anyone who needs it. He’s already helped more than 1,000 people…and now he wants to expand to other locations.

Media Watch | Micro Loans Making A Major Impact In The 3rd World

0 Media Watch | Micro Loans Making A Major Impact In The 3rd World
NBC highlights an organization on the ground in Bolivia which helps the poor receive micro loans from non-profits, such as Kiva.org. The loans enable the poor to start or expand personal business.

The Tumbling Advertising Budgets Take Their Toll On Green Publishers

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The media business is taking a pounding as advertisers hold back spending on marketing. The effect for the Broadcast Networks, will be less spending on scripted shows and more directed at the cheap reality type show. But for those in the magazine business the sudden advertising black hole, is much more dire and is sending many of them into a death spiral.

But since we all know the future of this planet must be a green one, the magazines and media covering it, must be booming, right? Sadley the truth is green media is bleeding red. Fresh new comers such as Plenty Magazine, Organic Style Magazine and Hybrids like Conde Nast’s Domino Magazine are feeling the effects of high over head and a thin advertising base. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Media Watch | Abandoned Farm Land Reverting To Jungle Raises New Debates

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A strange new debate is going on around the idea of clear cutting for farm and graving land. The idea is by cutting down the jungle, you create opportunity in the future for new jungle. A story in the New York Times by Elisabeth Rosenthal, looks at this bizarre concept.

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CHILIBRE, Panama — small holdings and much larger swaths of farmland — are reverting back to nature, as people abandon their land and move to the cities in search of better livings.

These new “secondary” forests are emerging in Latin America, Asia and other tropical regions at such a fast pace that the trend has set off a serious debate about whether saving primeval rain forest — an iconic environmental cause — may be less urgent than once thought. By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged or ravaged by natural disaster. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Media Watch | California Marijuana Business is Booming

0 Media Watch | California Marijuana Business is Booming

The new definition of a Green business in America. CNBC’s Trish Regan goes behind the scenes to explore the inner workings of this secretive industry, focusing on Northern California’s “Emerald Triangle,” now the marijuana capital of the U.S. In this scenic pocket of America, the pot business, much of it legal under state law, now makes up as much as two-thirds of the local economy.

CNBC has a special website with an in-depth look at the growing domestic pot industry

Our Latest Kiva Loan | Mahfuza Rasulova

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We are going to start posting the loans G Living and G Living Members are giving to people around the world. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, will encourage and maybe inspire to join in. If you do, let us know and we will post your loan details here.

Mahfuza Rasulova

G Living Kiva Loan: $100

Mahfuza Rasulova is 31 years old. She is married with two children. She began her business to support her family and aging parents. She learned to process dried fruits and clingstone apricots ten years ago. Since she started her business, her professional growth and development have consistently been supported through IMON’s micro-finance program. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

China’s Frightening Dry Future

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On the surface, things are looking good in Shijiazhuang, China: the population of this northern city is increasing, economic growth is up 11 percent from last year, and upscale waterfront housing developments are rapidly popping up in this provincial haven of more than two million people.

Underneath it all, however, is a different story. There is no prosperity for northern China’s water supply. Local groundwater has been two-thirds drained by municipal wells, while the underground water table sinks about four feet per year.

For the past thirty years, as China’s massive economic expansion led them to world power status, water has served a vital function. The usage of this resource has quintupled since late 1940s, but poor planning has led to a major water crisis, causing the New York Times to speculate that “leaders will increasingly face tough political choices as cities, industry and farming compete for a finite and unbalanced water supply.”

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Media Watch | Electric Green Vehicles The Future, Says Detroit

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Here is the latest line up of video interviews talking about how all the major car makers in the United States racing towards an electric future. The gas guzzlers seem to finally be on their way out.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, and John Waters of Bright Automotive discuss the future of their companies, what part of the auto bailout they want and why.

And then MSNBC Show Morning Joe, talks with Michigan Govern Jennifer Granholm about the electric vehicle future being talked about at the Detroit Auto show. The host of Morning Joe don’t seem to be sold and in-fact they dismiss the idea’s, saying middle America will be a hard sell.

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Media Watch | Wall Street Gordon Gekko Clones Steal Billions Again By Controlling Oil Prices

60 Minutes decided to take a look at some of the reasons behind the historic swings in oil prices over the last 24 months. Who or what sets the price of oil? Is it supply and demand controlling or is it Wall Street? Surprise, surprise if you guessed it was the Gordon Gekko clones, your right. Wall Street drives the price of oil based on speculations, and demand for the stock. Not the lack of supply and a surplus of demand. In fact 60 Minutes found out there was actually a decrease in demand and a surplus of supplies. Which should have led to lower prices, not record breaking highs. The speculation was driven by companies like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. These companies raked in billions as the average American family scrambled finically survive.

This is a very bizarre world we live in. We not only do not punish these guys, we reward them, billions more in bailout giveaways. The more damage they do to the world, the more we give them. It’s good to be Kings. It’s bad to be drones.

Media Watch | Rachel Maddow Reveals Bush Spied On All Of Us!

0 Media Watch | Rachel Maddow Reveals Bush Spied On All Of Us!

As more details are coming to the surface on the subject of spying on Americans. The Bush White House seemed to be spying on all of us and even focusing on groups, such as journalist. Rachel talks about the new evidence with the famous Washington Post journalist who broke the Nixon Watergate story, Carl Bernstein.

Previous Report on the Wire Taps, by Rachel Maddow. She talks about Russel Tice a whistle blower who spoke out on MSNBC Count Down. Video after the Jump Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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