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Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Good, The Bad and The Very Ugly

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We've had some great successes in January! Thank you, Care2
members, for helping to make things happen!
No New Mining Near the Grand Canyon for 20 Years
SuccessThis month, the Obama administration banned uranium mining at the perimeter of the Grand Canyon for the next twenty years. More than 15,000 Care2 members, concerned about the effects of uranium mining on this world-famous region, signed the petition. Read more.
State Dept. Denies Keystone XL Pipeline Application
SuccessThis month, President Obama denied the permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. This was a huge victory for environmentalists across the country. Thank you, President Obama, for protecting our natural resources! Read more.
Grocery Store Offers to Rehire Disabled Worker
Success In November, disabled Hy-Vee employee Kyle Dowie was fired from his job of twenty-five years for "stealing" twenty cents' worth of bottle deposit credits. Dowie said, “I am mentally retarded, but Hy-Vee did not take that into account when ending my employment over twenty cents.” Thanks to pressure from Care2 members like you, Kyle has been offered another job. Read more.
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We hope you are thriving in this new year!

Ellyn S.
Care2 Campaigns Team
Amen and Gloria Halleluijah! Sometimes the 'Good Guys' actually win! BUT that does not mean the the 'War' is over. After all, the 'War' for the Health and Safety is a never ending struggle against 'Greed and Corruption'.  After all, it is far too tempting to look at the short term gains, without thinking about long term costs. As I have said many time before and will continue until this 'War' is won completely. There are other way to create jobs and energy without fossil fuels, but we have only one planet, once we pollute our home beyond livability, what difference does it make how rich we may be-if no amount of money can buy fresh air or drinkable water or food that was not contaminated beyond the point of being edible.
Things are looking so bad for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, leadership there is probably looking back at last week as the good ol' salad days, when the biggest problem was national outrage at a new policy to defund Planned Parenthood.
In the past week, though, things have gone from bad to so, so, so much worse. Lena H. Sun and Sarah Kliff at the Washington Post report:
Before the Komen board unanimously agreed to pull funding for Planned Parenthood last year, an internal staff review and a board subcommittee had concluded the opposite, that funding should be maintained, according to a former Komen employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. [Karen] Handel, who was senior vice president for public policy, objected to those decisions.
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By Kaili Joy Gray | Daily Kos
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

I am not here to defend either abortions, but legal abortions are the lesser evil than the illegal ones! HOWEVER, there is much much more to Planned Parenthood than just abortions. I support the fight against cancer. I support the causes that save lives and or make lives better for as many people as possible.  As the old 'Star Trek' saying of the 'Vulcan Adage'--"The needs of the many must out weigh the needs of the few."

One activist's chronicle of daily hell in Syria

After days of reported attacks by Syrian government forces, residents in the besieged city of Homs are in fear for their lives as bodies litter in the streets. Activists claim that President Bashar al-Assad's government has been unrelenting in its violence, something the government denies.
"Danny," whose name we are protecting, is an activist in the Syrian city of Homs. His father is Syrian, and his mother is British. He's been sharing his stories with CNN and has posted a number of videos on YouTube purporting to show the violence there. Although CNN cannot verify these videos independently, they appear to show a desperate situation.
The following is an edited ongoing account of what Danny is seeing, hearing and thinking as the situation in Syria grows more desperate each day. To read more and/or to watch videos go to-->
 There is much too much suffering going on in Syria. We, through our leaders, must do something to end the blood shed and the suffering. I am in total agreement to 'Give Peace a Chance', However sometime Peace must be won through War. This war that the Syrian Government is fighting against their very own citizens is so very wrong that it must be stopped by any and all means that become necessary.