New York men who assaulted police on Jan. 6 sentenced to 44 months – The Washington Post

Two New York state men who led a mob that overwhelmed police at the perimeter of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — then bodysurfed over the top of the crowd at a building entrance and pepper-sprayed officers — were both sentenced Friday to 44 months in prison.

Cody Mattice, 29, of Greece, N.Y., and James Mault, 30, of Brockport, N.Y., both wept as they stood before Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell and asked for leniency, apologizing for their actions and saying they hoped to return soon to their families and young children. But Howell noted that prosecutors had already cut them a reasonable deal by dropping charges that could have led to far more prison time, and she imposed the sentences requested by the government. Only four other Jan. 6 defendants have been sentenced to longer prison terms.

Text messages obtained by the FBI showed that Mattice and Mault planned for violence on Jan. 6, initially expecting resistance from antifa. They texted family members during the mayhem, and then congratulated each other in the days after the riot, which temporarily halted the certification of the presidential election.

Source: New York men who assaulted police on Jan. 6 sentenced to 44 months – The Washington Post

In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How. – The New York Times

Across the country, aging and defunct coal-burning power plants are getting new lives as solar, battery and other renewable energy projects, partly because they have a decades-old feature that has become increasingly valuable: They are already wired into the power grid.

The miles of high-tension wires and towers often needed to connect power plants to customers far and wide can be costly, time consuming and controversial to build from scratch. So solar and other projects are avoiding regulatory hassles, and potentially speeding up the transition to renewable energy, by plugging into the unused connections left behind as coal becomes uneconomical to keep burning.

In Illinois alone, at least nine coal-burning plants are on track to become solar farms and battery storage facilities in the next three years. Similar projects are taking shape in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Maryland. In Massachusetts and New Jersey, two retired coal plants along the coast are being repurposed to connect offshore wind turbines to the regional electrical grids.

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What do you think our world would look like if we really tried to build an empathetic society?

I look forward to hearing your opinions on this matter, Thoughtful Readers.

We can really Do Better.

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We can really Do Better.

-Shira

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Share your thoughts on how to build buy-in to create a more equal, or at least less inequitable, society, please. Guest posts are always welcome. Writing, by the way, is my personal contribution toProject Do Better.

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Sêneca

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Você vive como se estivesse destinado a viver para sempre, nenhum pensamento sobre sua fragilidade entra em sua cabeça, sem dar atenção para quanto tempo já passou.

Desperdiça tempo como se ele tivesse um suprimento completo e abundante, embora aquele dia que você concede a alguma pessoa ou coisa possa ser seu último.

Você tem todos os medos dos mortais e todos os desejos dos imortais. Ouvirá muitos homens dizendo: ” Depois de meu quinquagésimo ano, irei me retirar para o lazer, meu sexagésimo ano me libertará dos deveres públicos. ”

E que garantia tem de que sua vida se prolongará

SÊNECA. SOBRE A BREVIDADE DA VIDA

Sêneca. Sobre a brevidade da vida/ Edição especial com prefácio de Lúcia Helena Galvão Maya. Barueri, SP: Camelot, 2021

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♫ Nights In White Satin ♫ (Redux) — Filosofa’s Word

A comment or two lately mentioned the Moody Blues, and while I recently played their song, “Go Now“, I haven’t played this one for almost two years! Band member Justin Hayward wrote and composed the song at age 19 in Swindon, and titled the song after a girlfriend gave him a gift of satin bedsheets. […]

♫ Nights In White Satin ♫ (Redux) — Filosofa’s Word

Filosofa Is Grrrrrrrrrrrrowling! — Filosofa’s Word

When I heard yesterday of so-called Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s betrayal, I growled and damn near threw something (but, I’d just have to clean up the mess, so I held back).  Once again, Manchin seems to be the fly in the ointment, seems for all intents and purposes to be against the people of this […]

Filosofa Is Grrrrrrrrrrrrowling! — Filosofa’s Word

Sri Lankan president arrives in Singapore after fleeing protests | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

Singapore’s foreign ministry confirmed Rajapaksa had been allowed to enter the city-state but insisted it was for a “private visit”.

“He has not asked for asylum and neither has he been granted any asylum. Singapore generally does not grant requests for asylum,” it said in a statement.

A handful of Sri Lankans were waiting in one of the airport’s arrival areas to voice their anger at Rajapaksa and the economic crisis engulfing their homeland.

Source: Sri Lankan president arrives in Singapore after fleeing protests | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

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