The Power of Algae

Wanna know what’s going on at Independent Voter Project’s Policy Conference in Maui next week?

Policy makers and governmental relations representatives attending this year’s Independent Voter Project’s Policy Conference in Maui will kick off the week with an in depth discussion on the potential for algae cultivation as a clean energy resource.

Read on at IVNetwork to get a sneak peak of Ari Patrinos’ (CEO of Synthetic Geonomics) presentation on algae cultivation.

Quote of the Day

“I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don’t bluff. I also don’t, as a matter of sound policy, go around advertising exactly what our intentions are. But I think both the Iranian and the Israeli governments recognize that when the United States says it is unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say.”

Barack Obama, to the Atlantic Monthly

A look at 3 potential #marijuana initiatives in Cali

1) The Marijuana Penalties Act of 2012: Increase amount of #marijuana that can be possessed, cultivated, sold, or transported from one ounce to two ounces for adults 21+

(2) The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012: Use model of alcohol regulation & control to introduce #marijuana into a legal, regulated market 

(3) The Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012: Decriminalize possession, cultivation, sale, transport, & use of #marijuana for 19+ 

To qualify for the November ballot, each of the three proposals’ supporters will need to collect 504,760 signatures for their respective proposals by April 19, 2012. 

Full article at IVN.us

Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.

Eric Fehrnstrom (Mitt Romney’s top adviser) in response to concerns that Romney’s recent move to the far right will alienate moderates.

Quote of the Day: The Problem with a Two-Party System

‎”What we have today is a far cry from what the Founders intended. George Washington and James Madison both warned of the dangers posed by political parties…The problem is not division but partisanship—advantage-seeking by private clubs whose central goal is to win political power.” - Former Congressman Mickey Edwards

From his Atlantic article “How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans”

Illinois Has Spoken

Characterized by uncertainty and indecision, we’re all getting a little weary of the Republican Primary this election. Yesterday, IVN gave you 3 reasons why, despite the prolonged election season, the Illinois primary matters:

1. Rick Santorum’s Electability

2. Mitt Romney’s Momentum

3. Obama’s stomping ground 

So here are the results - Romney wins by a 10%+ margin. Does this make Santorum irrelevant? Will this give Romney the momentum he needs to close the race before the August Convention? And as much as the media wants you to forget anyone else is running against Romney and Santorum, let’s not forget about Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, both candidates who are very much still in the race. 

All Graphics from CNN Election Center

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