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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Morning Mix

Rally against dirty coal pollution on Tuesday in Akron!
Akron-based FirstEnergy, which does business in Ohio as Toledo Edison and Ohio Edison, has a long history of choosing corporate profits over the best interests of its customers.
FirstEnergy claims that it "continually strives to protect the environment and remain good stewards of our natural resources"1 — yet the company insists on generating more than 60% of its electricity at dirty coal plants, dumping huge amounts of harmful pollution into the environment.2
On Tuesday, our friends at the Sierra Club and SEIU 1199 are hosting a rally outside FirstEnergy's annual shareholder meeting in Akron to make sure the company knows that local residents expect it to start prioritizing people and public health over profits. Here are the details:
What: Rally to hold FirstEnergy accountable for choosing profits over people
When: Tuesday May 15, 2012 10AM-11:30AM
Where: Outside the John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron
Click here to RSVP for Tuesday's rally in Akron.

 Wow!!! Looks like I will be able to be there. I wonder if I could talk my older son who lives with me to come to--After all, as the saying goes--a family that protests together; stays together  ;-)) Besides that he complains that all I do is blog and complains that blogging is not true activism.

Former Head Of Family Research Council Says Obama Has A Woman Problem

Former Head Of Family Research Council Says Obama Has A Woman ProblemLadies, don’t you vote for President Barack Obama this fall.  He’s got a serious problem with women.  Or so claims Gary Bauer, former head of the Christian Coalition.  It seems he simply doesn’t value them, or their opinions. . . .
Is it just me, but why don't I feel like he knows what it is like to be a Woman in Modern America. Ladies, what we really have to do is look at the voting record of each and every candidate with the understanding that each and every law either will effect us, directly or indirectly, the question becomes What laws do we want our daughters and grand-daughters to grow up under---personally I would want my grand-daughter to be treated equally and fairly with the responsiblity and the choice of when she becomes a mother and with the responsibility and the choice of how far up the ladder she climbs or doesn't climb--Which is why this Independent is voting to Re-Elect Pres. Obama.

Oh, well, I work tomorrow, Oh, well, I have worked holidays before, so that is nothing new, but I am off today--Today--I go to see the movie-->The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Rated: PG-13 | Running time: 118 minutes
Starring:    Bill Nighy   Maggie Smith   Judi Dench   Tom Wilkinson   Dev Patel

A group of British retirees decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Yes, I am looking forward to seeing this movie--It sounds like it should be interesting, thought provoking and above an a new perspective on life, with how long it took me to finally write this blog--Going to this movie--recharging the 'old batteries' is just what this blogger needs to do.  Watching independent and/ or foreign movies can be so--so--'Mind sharpening!'--I love it and wish I could do it more often.

But, before, I go--First thing first-->

Dear Reader, I am passing this along because I do not believe that we really have to choose between Jobs and saving the Environment--I believe in Green Jobs--I do not believe that we really must sacrifice our environment for job. After all, with out air to breath or water to drink, will we really have the time and energy to go to work, anyway?!?!?!?

Tell Congress to Support Wind Energy!
Take Action!
What would you say to your members of Congress if they were standing in the way of tens of thousands of local wind jobs?

Get out of the way!

Members of the House and Senate continue to delay renewing the Production Tax Credit -- an important financing provision that would allow the wind industry to grow. Without a show of support from Congress, this industry will move these jobs out of the country. Already, wind turbine orders for next year are drying up, creating a crisis where layoffs are imminent.1 Will you tell your members of Congress to drop the stall tactics and support wind energy?

Tell Congress to support extending the Production Tax Credit, ensuring a job-creating industry continues to grow.

Right now, Congress is sitting on a gold mine of clean energy jobs, but to them partisan politics is more important. You can bet that Big Coal and Oil have plenty of allies in Congress, but when it comes time to invest in wind energy, the door is being shut. It's up to you to help open that door again.

Tell Congress to renew the Production Tax Credit, making way for more clean energy jobs.

Thanks for all that you do,
And Thank You for Your Time and Consideration, especially consideration that in many countries, tomorrow is Mother's Day--Please consider signing--IF POSSIBLE--For Mother Nature  ;-) Thank You, again. 

House GOP Advances Religious Right to Condemn Gay Soldiers

House GOP Advances Religious Right to Condemn Gay SoldiersHouse Republicans in the Armed Services Committee have again attached amendments to defense budget legislation to shore up servicemembers and chaplains’ right to condemn gays in the military per their religious beliefs, and another amendment to ban gay marriages being conducted on base.
Reports the AP:
“The president has repealed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and is using the military as props to promote his gay agenda,” said Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is running for Senate.
So, let stop on think on this, does this mean the Chaplins will send a person off to combat while all the while condemning them as a sinner.  If the person is Roman Catholic who dies in combat, I hope they can get last rites, even though they were not allowed to marry--Something is Wrong here!!  
Should not by being in the Uniform of the United States Military mean that they deserve a certain amount of respect. We who disagree with the Wars, agree on that. Should that not include life style too?!?!?!?