The best way that I can describe this blog is that it is as complex as I am. After all, I have many interests, many concerns and a few 'pet peeves'(otherwise known as issues that I am still dealing with) and a thing or two that just simply 'IGNITES' this Czech/German/Polish Temper.
This is where I testify that I am alive and part of the whole world and to save other people from repeating my mistakes and/or bad experiences.
Sandy Hook 12.14.12, never again. www.causes.com/neveragain
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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Save The Environment Saturday Morning
Protect Canada's Environment AND Democracy!
The Enbridge Pipeline in Canada would introduce high risk of oil
spills, especially given the coast's treacherous waters, but some
members of the government and pipeline advocates are trying to silence
any opposition! For today's Secondary Action, demand that the
Canadian government stop its attack on democracy and citizens who are
standing up for the environment, First Nations, and Canada's pristine
you know that over the past decade, the big five oil companies – BP,
Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell – have earned more than $1 trillion in profits?
the same time, these oil companies also enjoy billions in special tax
breaks. Meanwhile, Big Oil’s congressional allies continue to push ‘oil above all’ energy policies – from advancing the toxic Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to expanding dangerous drilling off our coasts.
It’s time to fight back. The Senate may soon vote on legislation to end billions of dollars in annual giveaways that the Big Oil companies receive.
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has introduced the ‘Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies
Act’ (S. 2204), which would cut billions of dollars in unnecessary oil
subsidies. Additionally, the senator’s bill would use those savings to
invest in clean, renewable energy sources that would create new jobs,
make America more energy independent and reduce harmful pollution.
It makes absolutely no sense that ExxonMobil, which reported annual profits of $41 billion
in 2011, continues to benefit from massive taxpayer-funded government
handouts. But this upcoming Senate vote represents an opportunity to put
every senator on the record. As President Obama said recently, “They can either stand up for oil companies, or they can stand up for the American people.”
Thousands of years in the making, Giant Sequoia
National Monument is now home to one-half of all the giant sequoia
trees left in the world.
Now these ancient giants are facing destruction from reckless and misguided logging.
The U.S. Forest Service continues to endorse logging in this national treasure. This is an ineffective tactic that only destroys these historic trees.
We are fighting to change this, we have built tremendous support, and Secretary Vilsak and the Forest Service are listening.
That’s why we need your help. Tell
Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsak, to adopt strong protections that
will halt all industrial logging in Giant Sequoia National Monument – Sign our petition today!Ending logging will ensure that spectacular sites like the Boole Tree,
one of the largest trees in the world, will be preserved for generations
to come. It will also guarantee healthy wildlife habitat for unique
species such as the spotted owl and pacific fisher.
The battle to
protect these sequoias began over one hundred years ago when Sierra
Club founder, John Muir, first won protections for many of the most
spectacular giant sequoias. Then in 2000, President Clinton carried on
this legacy by establishing the Giant Sequoia National Monument.