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WORTH-REPEATING

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A WHILE AGO IN ONE OF MY PREVIOUS POSTS I MENTIONED AN IDEA THAT I THOUGHT HAD SOME MERIT.THE IDEA IS THAT THE CAR MAKERS OR DEALERS OR EVEN THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IN ONTARIO MAKE A LAW TO PROMOTE THE ENVIRONMENT BY HAVING ALL MOTOR VEHICLES SOLD IN THE PROVINCE TO HAVE A STICKER WARNING THE PUBLIC OF THE CONSEQUENCES TO HEALTH AND/OR ENVIRONMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .FOR EXAMPLE A STICKER ON A LICENCE PLATE COULD SAY "WARNING,THIS MOTOR VEHICLE EMITS SO MANY LBS OR TONNES OF CARBON DIOXIDE" . . . OR .. . ."WARNING THIS CAR IS DANGEROUS TO THE ENVIROMENT" . . . .OR . . . .."WARNING THIS CAR CAUSES DEFORESTATION WHEN NEW HIGHWAYS ARE BUILT" .. . . . . . . .OR . . . . . . ."WARNING THIS VEHICLE CAUSES SMOG" . . . . . . . .OR . . . . "GREENHOUSE GAS " . . . . .THE ANALOGY IS THE SAME AS ALREADY USED ON CIGARETTE CARTONS TO WARN PEOPLE OF HEALTH RISKS LIKE LUNG CANCER . . . . . . . .T…

POLITICIAN'S-SPEECH

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . At a fundraising dinner last night, Ontario Conservative leader John Tory announced that Ontario needs to get going on building new nuclear plants because nuclear energy has shown itself to be "safe, reliable, affordable and it is greenhouse-gas free." . . .. . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . .THIS STATEMENT BY A MISGUIDED POLITICIAN WAS MADE IN THE SPRINGTIME OF 2007 . .. . . . . . . .IT IS PLAIN TO SEE THAT THE ENVIRONMENT IS NOT VERY HIGH IN THE PRIORITY LIST FOR THE PC PARTY OF ONTARIO . . . . . . . . .UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF THE HOLD HIS MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION FRIENDS HAVE ON THE MEDIA,HIS PRO NUCLEAR MESSAGE WILL BE REPEATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN. . . . . . . .REGARDLESS OF THE INACCURRACIES ... . . .FOR ONE: THE WORD "AFFORDABLE" THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY HAS DEMONSTRATED TIME AFTER TIME ITS COMPLETE INABILITY TO STAY WITHIN BUDGET,AND GUESS WHO PAYS FOR ANY OVERRUNS ?? WHY THE ONTARIO TAXPAYER OF COURSE.

NO TO NUKES

. . .. . . . . LOS ANGELES TIMES NEWS ARTICLE(A-MUST-READ)... . .
No to nukesIt's tempting to turn to nuclear plants to combat climate change, but alternatives are safer and cheaper. July 23, 2007
JAPAN SEES NUCLEAR POWER as a solution to global warming, but it's paying a price. Last week, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake caused dozens of problems at the world's biggest nuclear plant, leading to releases of radioactive elements into the air and ocean and an indefinite shutdown. Government and company officials initially downplayed the incident and stuck to the official line that the country's nuclear plants are earthquake-proof, but they gave way in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Japan has a sordid history of serious nuclear accidents or spills followed by cover-ups.

It isn't alone. The U.S. government allows nuclear plants to operate under a level of secrecy usually reserved for the national security apparatus. Last year, for example, about nine…

FLOODS-ENGLAND

.. .. ..... ................... . . . . . .Climate change may be culprit, said Tim Evans of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management, adding that the situation matched predictions of how global warning would affect Britain.
Britain had one of its hottest and driest summers on record last year.
``What we now think of as extreme events will occur more often than in the past, and the extremes will get more extreme,'' Evans said. . .. . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . apparently its the biggest floods in england since 1947 and already it has surpassed that year,with more rain on the way.

DAMM-THE-EARTHQUAKES

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FULL SPEED AHEAD . . . . . . . . . .
Sun Jul 22, 5:51 AM ET
TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is likely to suffer extra costs of at least 1.7 billion dollars after its nuclear power plant was damaged by an earthquake last week, a media report said Sunday. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IT SEEMS AS THOUGH OUR GOVERNMENT(ONTARIO) AND SOME SOUTH EASTERN STATES(USA) ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE LESSONS LEARNED BY THE JAPANESE IN RECENT DAYS,REGARDS THE SAFTEY OF NUCLEAR REACTORS . .. . . . . . .BUT .. . . . .THE PEOPLE IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE CONCERNED. . . . . .ONTARIO AND SOME AMERICAN STATES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR THE NECESSARY AGREEMENTS TO BUILD MORE NUCLEAR REACTORS.......FOR THE USA THIS WILL BE THE FIRST NEW REACTORS(IF APPROVED) IN OVER THIRTY YEARS . . . . . .HAVE THEY AND ONTARIO NOT HEARD ABOUT ENERGY CONSERVATION ? ??WITH PROPER ENERGY CONSERVATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION THERE WOULD BE NO NEED F…

HOME- ENERGY- AUDITS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The federal government's new program to evaluate the energy efficiency of Canadian homes and recommend upgrades has major flaws that will take months to fix, a Star investigation has learned.
After auditing the same Toronto house, four companies came up with four different energy ratings – ranging from 37 to 46 out of 100 – and called for renovations ranging from $3,000 to $25,000.
And while they all said replacing the old, wheezing furnace with a smaller high-efficiency model was a priority, as well as patching cracks that leak heat, other recommendations varied, from upgrading the fireplace to replacing three exterior doors. One auditor incorrectly stated the basement lacked insulation.
That means homeowners could spend big money on ill-advised retrofits and waste as much as $10,000 in grant money from the federal and provincial governments. .. . .... . . ... . .. . . . . .. . the above article in saturdays(july 21)toronto star . . . . . .expose…

CARS ARE EXPENSIVE

. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .Gristmill - Fri, 2007-07-20 17:59
By Clark Williams-Derry
Everyone knows that cars are expensive, right? Still, it may come as a surprise to find out just how much money we spend getting from place to place.
The cost of the car itself -- typically the second biggest purchase many families make in their lives -- is just the start. When you start adding in the cost of gasoline, and car insurance, and maintenance and repairs, and parking, and taxes to build new roads and maintain old ones, and license fees, and the medical costs of traffic accidents ... boy, I could go on all day ... suffice it to say, the zeros start adding up.
A while back I asked the estimable Yoram Bauman to wade through consumer spending figures to try to figure out how much we actually spend on cars in a year. Cutting to the chase ...
In the Northwest states -- Washington, Oregon, and Idaho -- about 19 percent of all consumer spending goes towards transportation. A bit of tha…

WHATS-WRONG-WITH-NUCLEAR ?

. . . . . .. . . . . . .What's wrong at Olkiluto
It's massively behind schedule. Construction that was supposed to take four years will now take at least six.
It's massively over budget. The original cost estimate was 2.5 billion euros. Now it's expected to top 4 billion euros.
The project was supposed to require no public subsidies. In reality it is reliant on an export guarantee financed by French taxpayers and a dirt-cheap loan from public banks.
The original quality requirements weren't being met - so they were relaxed. The consequences of a faulty reactor being put into service could be disastrous.And besides all that, nuclear power is a nightmare of problems in general. There's no proven solution to the piles of waste, encouraging more countries to use nuclear power leads to nuclear weapons proliferation, the plants are ready made terrorist targets... Nuclear is a costly and dangerous distraction from real solutions to climate change like saving energy …

QUAKE-DAMAGES-NUCLEAR

Japanese officials released a list Tuesday of 50 malfunctions at a nuclear power plant, the day after a large earthquake sparked fresh debate over the safety of the tremor-prone country's nuclear power facilities.
About 13,000 people were staying in schools and other secure buildings in the quake zone 250 kilometres northwest of Tokyo.(Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)
The malfunctions included fires, water and oil leaks and pipes knocked out of place by Monday's 6.6-magnitude quake, according to the Tokyo Electric Power Co., the company running the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .WHEN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY PROMOTES THEIR FORM OF ENERGY THEY SELDOM MENTION THE RADIOACTIVE SPILLS OF WASTE AND TRITIUM LACED WATER,EXTREME EXPENSE(TAXPAYER FUNDED) AND URANIUM MINING WHICH REQUIRES TONNES AND TONNES OF EXCAVATED MINERAL DEPOSITS TO MAKE A SINGLE POUND OF ENRICHED PRODUCT. . . . . . . .SELDOM DO THEY TALK ABOUT THE HEALTH SIDE EFFECTS AND THE COST OF TRA…

quake + nuclear =disaster

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .On Tuesday, officials said about 100 drums containing low-level nuclear waste fell over at the plant during the quake. They were found a day later, some with their lids open, said Masahide Ichikawa, an official with the local government in Niigata prefecture.
A spokesman at Tokyo Electric Power Co., which runs the plant, said the company was still trying to determine whether any hazardous material had spilled but said there was no effect outside the plant.
"We have no information at this time that there is any effect on the outside environment," TEPCO spokesman Manabu Takeyama said.
Another leak at the Kashiwazaki power plant would feed fresh concerns about the safety of Japan's 55 nuclear reactors, which supply 30 percent of the quake-prone country's electricity and have suffered a long string of accidents and cover-ups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .another wake up call for the people of planet earth,as if we dont't have eno…

ENERGY SHELL GAME (ONT)

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Province's Electricity Exports Compromising Ontarians' Health: Report
Monday July 16, 2007
CityNews.ca Staff
Exporting electricity to the U.S can be a big money maker for Ontario, but according to a new report it comes at a price for people right here in the province.
New data from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Monday claims that the extra electricity that coal-fire power plants are producing for sale south of the border is taking its toll on Ontarians. The report estimates the pollution created by the export of electricity claimed 130 lives in 2006 and put hundreds of others in hospital.
"The supply crisis in Ontario is largely over thanks to conservation programs, renewable power projects and new high-efficiency gas generators. But instead of seizing the opportunity to expedite the coal phase out, Ontario Power Generation is padding its bottom line with power export profits," said OCAA Chair Jack Gibbons. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . …

ENERGY CONSERVATION BETTER

. . . . . . . .KASHIWAZAKI, Japan (AFP) - Water containing some radioactive materials leaked from a nuclear power plant in Japan after a strong earthquake Monday, a spokesman for the firm running the facility said. .. . . . . . . . . . . COMPLETELY SAFE WE ARE ASSURED .. . . .BY THE NUKE INDUSTRY. . . . . . .UN BIASED . . .OF COURSE.

NORTH-POLE-SWIM ?

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British man calls North Pole swim a tragedy
Updated Sun. Jul. 15 2007 8:41 PM ET
Canadian Press
TORONTO -- A British swimmer who says he wants to wake up politicians around the world to the threat of climate change has successfully completed a kilometre-long swim in the freezing water of the North Pole.
Lewis Gordon Pugh swam Sunday for 18 minutes and 50 seconds in temperatures of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius in just Speedo briefs, cap and goggles.
"I am obviously ecstatic to have succeeded but this swim is a triumph and a tragedy,'' the 37-year-old British lawyer said after coming out of the water.
"A triumph that I could swim in such ferocious conditions but a tragedy that it's possible to swim at the North Pole.'' . . . . . . . . . . YES ITS TRUE,AND ITS JUST BEEN DONE AS THIS NEWS ITEM REPORTS. . . . . . .IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO DO ONLY FIVE OR TEN YEARS AGO,BUT THANKS (?) TO GLOBAL WARMING IT IS NOW POSSIBLE . . . . .UNFORTUNAT…

NUCLEAR-POWER-SAFE-?-?

. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . A strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has jolted northwestern Japan, leaving at least five dead, injuring up to 500 and causing a fire at the world's biggest nuclear power plant, Japanese media and officials said. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . .Flames and billows of black smoke poured from an electrical transformer at the Kashiwazaki nuclear plant, which automatically shut down during the quake. . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . the above news excerpt is dated july 16-2007. . . ... . . . . . . . . . .. .A SIDE NOTE: ONTARIO,A PROVINCE OF CANADA IS CONSIDERING EXPANSION OF NUCLEAR POWER FACILITIES .. . . . .IN FACT SOME PRELIMINERY AGREEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SIGNED WITH THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY. . . . . . .THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO SHOULD REMEMBER THIS AT THE NEXT ELECTION IN OCTOBER AND VOTE AGAINST THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT .

REASONS-TO-GO-VEGGIE

. . . . .. . . . . . . . Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t our only environmental concern, of course. There’s deforestation, water and air pollution, world hunger, and more. According to Greenpeace, chickens raised for KFC and other companies that “produce” chicken flesh are fed crops that are grown in the Amazon rain forest. And according to the U.N. report, raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” To whit, more than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain to feed farmed animals; farmed animals are fed more than 70 percent of the corn, wheat, and other grains grown in the U.S.; and almost half of the water and 80 percent of the agricultural land in the U.S. are used to raise animals for food. . . .. . . . . . . . . .AFTER READING THE ABOVE NEWS ITEM AND SIMILAR STORIES I MYSELF HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME VEGETARIAN ALT…

THE 20% SOLUTION

. ...... . . . . . . . . . . .IN THE INTERESTS OF REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES . .. . . I PROPOSE A "20 % SOLUTION" FOR CANADA. . ..... .ERGO: CAR MAKERS SHOULD VOLUNTEER TO CUT AUTO PRODUCTION ANUALLY AT LEAST 20 %, ... . . .AT THE SAME TIME OIL COMPANIES AGREE TO AT LEAST A 20 % CUT IN OIL PRODUCTION AND EXPLORATION .. ... . . . .FAILURE TO DO SO WITHIN A SPECIFIC TIME FRAME WOULD BE SUFFICIENT REASON FOR THE FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE MANDITORY LEGISLATION TO IMPOSE THE 20% CUTS. . .. . . . BOTH OF THESE INDUSTRIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR AROUND FORTY PERCENT OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND IF CANADA IS SERIOUS ABOUT STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE,THEN THEY MUST ACT . . . . . . . .WHAT ABOUT OTHER COUNTRIES ??YES I AGREE THEY ALSO MUST DO SIMILAR CUTS .. . . .THE HEALTH OF THIS PLANET DEPENDS ON IT.

THE- KING-VISITS-CANADA

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .THE KING OF JORDAN IS . . ..ON AN OFFICIAL COURTESY VISIT . . . . . . .NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT . . . . . . .EXCEPT . . . . . . WAIT A MINUTE !!REASON FOR THE VISIT BESIDES CORDIALITY,TURNS OUT THE KING IS ON A SHOPPING TRIP. . . . . .ACCORDING TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL NEWSPAPER. HE'S SHOPPING FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR AND HE'S HOPING CANADA WILL SELL HIM ONE OR TWO... . .. .. .. .. . . IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT MOST THINKING CANADIANS OPPOSE THE EXPANSION OF NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BECAUSE OF A MULTITUDE OF REASONS ,HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT COMES TO MIND. . . . . .IF ANY CANADIAN OPPOSES THIS THEY BETTER HURRY SINCE THE DEAL MAY BE SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED BY TOMORROW,JULY 13-2007

STORE-STAFF-WILL- BARE- ALL

. . . . . . . . . . WORKERS at a city centre cosmetics shop are to bare all today in an attempt to encourage shoppers to buy goods that have no packaging.
Staff from the Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store will protest on Princes Street while wearing nothing but aprons as they highlight the damaging effect that packaged goods have on the environment.
The drive is part of a national campaign by the firm, which will see staff in 55 cities making naked protests.
The store's founder, Mark Constantine, said: "Companies like ours need to think outside the box and present customers with innovations that allow them to buy truly naked products." . . . . . . . . . .. . .A CREATIVE AND UNIQUE WAY TO DEMONSTRATE OVER PACKAGING WHICH HARMS THE ENVIRONMENT .

MOTORIZED-MADNESS

. . . . . . . .But when it came to transportation, the majority of Canadian households still drive to work alone, the survey found. The transportation sector accounts for 24% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions, and more than half of these are due to passenger transportation. . .. .. . . . . .the above exerpt from the latest statistics released today. . . . . . .I CAN VERIFY THAT BY MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE .. . ... WHILE I'M WAITING FOR THE BUS I WATCH AS CAR AFTER CAR GO BY WITH ONLY ONE PASSENGER . . . . .THESE ARE TWO TONNE MECHANICAL,METTALLIC MOTORIZED MONSTERS CARRYING ONE MIS-GUIDED HUMAN BEING ON A SEEMINGLY URGENT MISSION TO A HAIRDRESSER OR WHATEVER . . . . . . . .HOW . . . . . .IDIOTIC WE ARE .. . . . ..AS AN ALLEGED CIVILIZED SOCIETY . . . . . .WHILE OUR PLANET SUFFERS FROM THE DAMAGES CAUSED BY THESE SAME VEHICLES.

CORRECTION- -PREVIOUS - -POST

. . . . . . . . .I APOLOGIZE .. . . IN A PREVIOUS POST ...ON SOY BEANS AND RAINFORESTS . . .. .I PUT THE WRONG WEB ADRESS AND CAN'T EDIT IT OUT. . .. ..THE CORRECT WEBSITE IS http://mariri.net not mirir.net

BOTTLED-WATER

. . . . . . . . .JUST SAW AN ITEM ON ABC-NEWS WHICH BEARS REPEATING AND REPEATING . . . . . THE TRENDY HABIT OF PICKING UP A BOTTLE OF WATER IS NOT SO KOOL AFTER ALL . . . . . . . . FOR MANY REASONS . . . .EACH POLY OR PLASTIC BOTTLE IS MANUFACTURED FROM OIL AS A BASIC INGREDIENT . .. . . .AND WE NOW KNOW THAT OIL IS IN SHORT SUPPLY AND EXPENSIVE.......NEXT COMES THE TRANSPORTATION FROM THE WATER SUPPLY PLACE TO THE GROCERY STORE,ALSO THIS USES A LOT OF GAS OR DEISEL FOR THE TRANSPORTER ... .. .SOME BOTTLERS ARE LOCATED OVERSEAS,THAT MEANS IT TRAVELS BY SHIP USUALLY OVER THOUSANDS OF MILES ,AGAIN EXPENSIVE AND USING OIL.THEN THERE'S THE PROBLEM OF DISPOSING OF THE WATER BOTTLES.GENERALLY IT ENDS UP LAND FILL OR IN SOMEBODY'S BACK YARD OR GARBAGE PAIL . .. SINCE THE POLYETHYELENE BOTTLE IS TOXIC THERE IS UNDERSTANDABLY A HEALTH CONCERN . . . . . . . . . . . .SO O O O O -NEXT TIME YOU BUY A BOTTLE OF WATER THINK OF THE CONSEQUENCES TO THE ECOLOGY . . . . . .FAR BETTER TO USE …

high-priority

. . . .. .. A HI-PRIORITY FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT A NEW TAX SHARING AGREEMENT WITH THE PROVINCES ... .. .. ..ONE THAT IS MORE UP TO DATE WITH THE CURRENT ENERGY/CLIMATE CRISIS .THE PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO DOWN SIZE THE SEVENTY PERCENT CUT THAT THE OIL COMPANIES PRESENTLY GET FROM A LITER OF GAS AND INSTEAD FUNNEL THE ESCALATING PROFITS OF THE HIGH PRICE OF FUEL INTO ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS .. .. . .. .OIL COMPANIES AND CAR MAKERS SHOULD NOT be rewarded for destroying ecosystems that give us clean air,water,etc.. ....PRESENTLY OIL COMPANIES CAN CONTINUE IN THEIR DESTRUCTIVE WAYS AND BE REWARDED BY THE GENEROUS AND GULLIBLE CANADIAN TAXPAYERS.

SOY-BEANS,MILK,BURGERS,SOY,ETC

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Many Shades of Green - Soy's Sad Legacy in the Amazon, Part I


Written by Marianne Betterly-Kohn
Thursday, 22 March 2007 . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . www.http://mariri.net . ........ . . . .A VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE ARTICLE ON THE SUBJECT OF RAIN FORESTS AND SOY BEAN PLANTATIONS,AND CATTLE RANCHES CAN BE HAD BY CLICKING THIS WEB-SITE . ..http://www.mariri.net.. ..........a must read . . . .for anyone interested in ecology.

GREEN FESTIVAL THING

. . .. . . . . ..Isn't it a bit ironic that a green festival thing is taking place at the most concrete, plantlife-deprived space in the entire GTA? ................THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE COMMENTS MADE BY AN OBSERVANT WEB SURFER IN TORONTO,CANADA . . . .. . .A SO CALLED ENVIRONMENTLY FRIENDLY CITY........WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD CELEBRATES LIVE EARTH DAY...............WE STILL HAVE A CAR ORIENTED SOCIETY WHERE EVERYTHING WE DO IS FOR THE AUTOMOBILE AND ITS ILK.

IF I WAS PRIME MINISTER

..............OF CANADA....I WOULD RAISE THE TAX ON A LITER OF GAS TO FIFTY PERCENT FROM ITS PRESENT RATE OF ABOUT TWENTY PERCENT . .. .. .BUT INSTEAD OF LETTING THE OIL COMPANIES MAKING A HUGE PROFIT ON THEIR EIGHTY PERCENT CUT .. . . . . . AND RE-IVESTING SOME OF IT TO FIND MORE OIL.....I WOULD INSTEAD TRY TO REPAIR SOME OF THE DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT CAUSED BY BIG OIL ......AND DISCOURAGING THEM THROUGH TAXATION FROM FINDING MORE OIL UNTIL RAMPANT OUT OF CONTROL GAS CONSUMPTION BY MOTOR VEHICLES IS STOPPED.

vegetarians- beware

.. . .. . . . .. I USED TO THINK THAT ALL VEGETARIAN FOODS WERE A SAFE AND HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO MEATS. . . . . . . .NOT ANY MORE . . . . . . YESTERDAY WHILE SHOPPING AT A MAJOR GROCERY SUPERMARKET I DISCOVERED SOME VEGETARIAN BURGERS IN THE FROZEN FOOD SECTION. . . .AFTER READING THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS ON THE LABEL I WAS HORRIFIED TO LEARN THAT ONE OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS WAS HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL AND /OR PALM OIL . . . . .THIS OIL IS ONE OF THE WORST OFFENDERS IN CAUSING HEART ATTACKS . . . .IN FACT IT IS SO BAD IT HAS BEEN BANNED FROM USE IN NEW YORK CITY . . . ..SOOO ....IT MAY BE TECHNICALLY VEGETARIAN AS IT SAYS ON THE LABEL .. . .IT CERTAINLY IS NOT A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO MEATS ..... MORAL...ALWAYS READ THE LABEL BEFORE BUYING ANY SO CALLED VEGETARIAN FOOD...

A-FOUR-CAR-GARAGE

. . . .. . . .I JUST CAUGHT A NEWS ITEM ON 680 RADIO THAT SAYS THAT THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER FOR THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO . . . . . . .HAS RECENTLY APPLIED FOR A LICENCE TO BUILD A FOUR CAR GARAGE AT THEIR FAMILY HOME IN THE GTA (GREATER TORONTO AREA) ....... .....................STRANGE BUT APPARENTLY TRUE. .. . . . . . . .A CABINET MINISTER,LAUREL BROTON,WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO,CANADA .. ..HAS FOUND IT NECESSARY TO HAVE NOT ONE. . . . . . . . NOT TWO . . .. .NOT THREE . . . . . BUT .. . .. . FOUR .....MOTOR VEHICLES ... .. .. ..GOD HELP OUR GREENSPACE,

LIVE- EARTH- CONCERT

. . . . . . .ON JULY 7-2007 PROMISES TO BE A SPECTACULAR CONCERT TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE .. . . .. ... .. .. . IT WILL BE AN ALL DAY EVENT ORIGINATING FROM MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES .. .. . . .. . .AND TELECAST WORLD WIDE AND ON THE INTERNET . . . . .. . I WILL WATCH FOR IT AT LEAST ONCE DURING THE DAY . .. .. . . . . . .WHAT ABOUT YOU . . . . AND YOU .. . AND YOU.

SHAMELESS-PLUG

. . . . . . . . . .THIS POST WILL BE A PLUG FOR THE UPCOMING WORLD-WIDE CONCERT FROM MOST OF THE MAJOR CITIES,CALLED "LIVE EARTH.COM" I THINK.THE WEBSITE IS ALREADY IN USE BUT THE LIVE ROCK CONCERT IS YET TO COME ON NEXT SATURDAY,JULY 7,2007. .. . .. THE WEBSITE IS VERY IMPRESSIVE AND I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY CONGRATULATE THE ORGANIZERS,BUT I REALIZE THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS CONCERT,CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS RAMIFICATIONS HAVE VERY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR EVERYONE ON EARTH. . . . .. . . . .IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT AND I HOPE THAT IT WILL NOT BE OVERSHADOWED OR HI-JACKED BY SOME OTHER EVENT.