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DON'T-WANT-U-2-KNOW

. . . . . . . . . .WHAT THE PRESENT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW IS THAT THERE IS AN EXCLUSION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOV'T AND THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY WHICH MAKES IT ILLEGAL (BY LAW) FOR ANYONE IN THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AREA OF ONTARIO(BORDERING LAKES ONTARIO AND ERIE) TO FEED INTO THE ELECTRICITY GRID SURPLUS WIND TURBINE OR SOLAR POWER . . . . . . . .REASON ? . . . .WELL IT CONFLICTS WITH THE EXISTING COAL AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS THAT OPERATE IN THE SAME AREA . . . . . . . .SO MUCH FOR THE ONT. GOV'T.COMMITTMENT TO GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. . . . . . PROTECTING THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AT THE EXPENSE OF A GREENER ONTARIO.

OPEN-LETTER-TO-THE-PMO

. . . . . .WITH THE CONTINUED INCREASING PRICE OF OIL (NOW $83.00/BARREL) AND ALSO CONTINUING DEMAND ALONG WITH DECREASING WORLD SUPPLY,IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT OIL COMPANIES OPERATING IN CANADA SHOULD HAVE THEIR LIONS SHARE OF THE OIL PRICE DECREASED. . . . . PRESENTLY . . .THEY RECEIVE MUCH MORE THAN THEY SHOULD . . . .. IN FACT . . . .DUE TO THE OIL PRICE STRUCTURE THEY MAY EVEN BE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE GOVERNMENT .

DALTON-JOHNTORY-PLEASE-NOTE

High level radioactive waste (also known as irradiated or spent fuel) is the used uranium fuel from nuclear power and research reactors. Each fuel bundle from a power reactor weighs about 24 kilograms, and at the end of 2002 there were 1.7 million fuel bundles at Canadian nuclear facilities (about 40,000 metric tonnes). Without an early nuclear phaseout, an additional 2 million fuel bundles (about 45,000 metric tonnes) will be produced. Thus total production could mount to 3.7 million fuel bundles weighing about 85,000 tonnes. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . .. . . ... ... . . . ... . . . . . .QUESTION TO DALTON MCGUINTY AND JOHN TORY . . . . . . . . . . . .WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH 85,000 TONNES OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE . . . ? ? .. . .THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY HAS NOT YET SOLVED THIS PROBLEM TO THE SATISFACTION OF SAFTEY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS. . . . . . . .NOTE TO ONTARIO VOTERS . . . . . .BOTH THESE HONORABLE GENTLEMEN SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION AND INCREASING NUCLEAR POWER FOR ONTARIO. . . …

NAME-THAT-DISEASE

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. . . . . . . . . .WE HERE ON PLANET EARTH ARE PRESENTLY SUFFERING A DISEASE FOR WHICH THERE IS NO OFFICIAL NAME .. . . . . . . . . THERE ARE OVER 800 MILLION CARS ON THE PLANET TODAY AND IT INCREASES EVERY DAY . . . . . . . .THESE . . . .CARS AND THE COLLATERAL EFFECT THEREOF IS DESTROYING THE PLANET . . . . . . .its a sickness and just as in the field of medicine the illness needs a name . . . . how about lovecaritis or carloveitis . . . . . . .boy do we love automobiles . . . . .even more than people . . . . . .this city toronto is built for cars and not people . . . . . .but . . .a lot of courageous people are trying to change all that by having street festivals,pedestrian malls,bicycle paths,etc. . . .etc .

TO-CARFREE-OR-NOT ?

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Worsening pollutionA report from the state environmental protection administration has said that up to 79 per cent of the air pollution in Chinese cities can be caused by car fumes.
Beijing had significantly more success in August when it banned more than one million cars from its roads for a four-day period to test what it could do to clear the air ahead of next year's Olympics.
While the ban in August was official, with more than 6,500 traffic police on duty to penalise offenders, Saturday's "Car Free Day" was voluntary.
The day came at the end of China's "Public Transport Week", aimed at publicising the government's goal of getting half of the nation's urban residents to use buses and trains rather than private cars.
Many ordinary Chinese view the growing number of cars with concern not so much because of fears for the environment, but because of the worsening traffic jams.
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A-FAIR-VOTING-SYSTEM

STEP FIVE TO VICTORY FOR MMP
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HI-JACKED-AGENDA

. . . . . . . . WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice melted to its lowest level ever this week, shattering a record set in 2005 and continuing a trend spurred by human-caused global warming, scientists said on Thursday.

"It's the biggest drop from a previous record that we've ever had and it's really quite astounding," said Walt Meier, a research scientist at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I JUST FINISHED WATCHING THE ONTARIO LEADERS DEBATE ON TELEVISION . .. . . . . . . .AND ONCE AGAIN . . . .I THINK THE LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES HAVE HI-JACKED THE AGENDA FOR THEIR OWN RE-ELECTION NEEDS RATHER THAN FOR THE GOOD OF THE PROVINCE AND THE PLANET. . . . . . . . . . .THE ABOVE NEWS ARTICLE DATLINED WASHINGTON SHOWS THAT WE AS A HUMAN SPECIES COULD BE FACING EXTINCTION DUE TO LACK OF ACTION ON THE THE ENVIRONMENT . NOTHING IN THE DEBATE HAS CHANGED THE TRAJECTORY OF GLOBAL WAR…

SEPT-20-OR-22-?

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. . . . . . THE ABOVE PICTURE FROM SAO PAOLO,BRAZIL SHOWS THE TRAFFIC IN DOWNTOWN AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..IN SOME COUNTRIES . . . . . . CAR FREE DAYS ARE CELEBRATED ON SEPT 22 ANNUALLY . . . .IN TORONTO . . . .TODAY . . .A . .CAR FREE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE .

SEPTEMBER- -20 - -CAR-FREE-DAY

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. . . ALL . . OVER . . .THE . . .WORLD . . . .PEOPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. ... ... . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . ARE . . CELEBRATING . . . . . .CAR . . .FREE . . .DAY . . . . . SEPTEMBER . . . 20 . . . .ENJOY . . .THE . .DAY .

BIO-FUELS-NOT-THAT-GREEN

"Things get even dodgier for biofuels when you look at the land area that would be needed to grow fuel crops. We use a lot of fossil fuels. Switching to biofuels would not reduce the demand for fuel, just change the way we get it. And that would require a lot of land. In fact, substituting just 10 per cent of fossil fuels to biofuels for all our vehicles would require about 40 per cent of the entire cropland in Europe and North America. That is simply not sustainable." .. ..... . . .. . .. .. . . .. . .. . . ... . .. .. . . .. . . . . ... THE FULL ARTICLE ON BIO FUELS CAN BE HAD VIA THE DAVID SUZUKI WEBSITE www.http://davidsuzuki.org sept-14-2007.

THE-THREE-R'S

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .NO . . . .IT'S . . . .NOT . . .READIN . . .RITING . . . .RITHMATIC . . . ..IN THIS ECOLOGICALLY CHALLENGED COUNTRY IT SHOULD BE . . . . . .REDUCE . . . . . .RECYCLE . . . . . .. . REFOREST . . . . .SPEAKING OF EDUCATION . . . . .I . . just came home on a bus after shopping . . . . . . . . . .Why in this city/province (Ontario) is it necessary to transport thousands of school children (mostly teenagers) by bus ? THE BUS I GOT ON WAS PACKED LIKE A SARDINE CAN WITH TEEN-AGERS.HEALTHY BOYS AND GIRLS,FULLY CAPABLE OF WALKING HOME AND MORE HEALTHY FOR THEM AND THE PLANET THAN GOING BY BUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I'm wondering if this should be made into an election issue . . . . . . . .. . .in Ontario where an election is now in progress . . . . . . . . . .THE SALARIES OF THE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL TRUSTEES AND ADMINISTRATION ARE VERY GOOD AND ONE WOULD THINK THEY COULD DEVISE A PLAN WHERE THE SCHOOLS ARE LOCATED CLOSER TO WHERE THE…

HIGHER-GAS-TAXES ?

. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .GREEN PARTY HAS SUGGESTED A HIGHER GAS TAX . . . . . . its about time some good ideas are discussed . . . . . . . presently most of the profits from the high oil prices are funneled into the over stuffed bank accounts of the oil companies. . . .Its hard to believe that we here in Canada and the USA . . . .THINK ITS QUITE ACCEPTABLE TO REWARD CERTAIN INDUSTRIES WITH HUGE PROFITS SO THAT THEY CAN PLUNDER THE EARTH'S RESOURCES WITH IMPUNITY AND THUS DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE PROCESS . . . . . .HOW GULLIBLE WE ARE. . . . . . . .IN THE U.K.THE PEOPLE PAY A TAX OF OVER . . . .fifty percent . . . .for each liter of gas they buy,but in glutenous Canada and USA THE TAX RATE FOR GAS ONLY APPROXIMATELY 13 PERCENT . . .and still the people complain ad nauseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
It is what we call the “Green Tax Shift”. We wouldn’t be raising gas taxes to collect more money and divvy it up amongst ourselves and our friends but rather we wo…

I-ATTENDED-A-PUBLIC

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .LECTURE AT CITY HALL THIS PAST WEEK BY DR.HUGHES WHO SPENT OVER 30 YEARS IN COLLECTING AND ANALIZING DATA ABOUT WORLD ENERGY RESOURCES FOR VARIOUS COMPANIES INCLUDING GOV'T'S. . . . . . . . . . . . . .IN HIS TALK WHICH LASTED ALMOST 2 HOURS,HE GAVE OUT REAMS AND REAMS OF DATA ABOUT WORLD ENERGY SUPPLY AND DEMAND .THE TALK WAS BACKED UP WITH DOCUMENTED REFERENCES AS TO SOURCE AND ALSO WAS DISPLAYED ON A LARGE SCREEN IN THE FORM OF GRAPHS ETC.ALMOST LIKE AL GORE'S MOVIE. . . . . . . . . . . . his conclusion at the end of the talk was that the world has reached a plateau in supply of cheap energy and will start to decline in the near future. . . . . His recommendation to the world is to reduce demand and become more efficient in energy use and most important be frugal in the use of energy in all forms in all ways. . . . . . I respectfully agree.

VOTE-CLEAN-GREEN-OCTOBER-10

September 13, 2007
Radiation tragedy in Brazil - 20 years onPosted by Jo Kuper at 11:09 PM
Greenpeace activists in Brazil today chained themselves to the gates of the National Commission of Nuclear Energy (CNEN), placing a memorial plaque in tribute to the victims of the Goiânia Cesium-137 tragedy, the worst radiation accident in an urban area, in history.
Twenty years ago workers at the Goiânia scrapyard took apart a metal machine, found abandoned in an old radiotherapy institute. The scrapyard owner, fascinated by the glowing blue powder stone inside, took it home to give as presents to his family and friends. His daughter ate some, sprinkled on bread.

The stone was Cesium-137, a highly radioactive element. 60 people died, 628 were contaminated, and over 6,000 exposed to radiation, which spread so far it was found in areas 100 miles away.
A week later the junk dealer's wife, suspicious of the sudden illnesses afflicting her friends and neighbours, went to the doctor. The diagnosis wa…

HAPPY-CAR-FREE-DAY-SEPT-20

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FEATURE PRESENTATION More Toronto EventsThursday September 20th 2007 - Dundas Square.
WHEREOn Canada's longest street, Yonge Street, between Dundas Street and Shuter Street + Yonge-Dundas Square.
We welcome YOU to be part of this historic event. Mayor David Miller will attend and read Toronto's Car Free Day Proclamation. There will also be bike stunt shows, bands, dancers and other local celebrities. Explore the health and environmental displays and save the planet by taking public transport, car sharing, walking, running, biking or even dancing to our event. Have lots of fun. Admission is FREE!
. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. .. .. . . .. . . .. .. . . .. . REGARDLESS OF YOUR POLITICS YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THIS ANNUAL EVENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY . ALL OVER THE WORLD PEOPLE CELEBRATE THIS DAY . . . . . . . .ON GOOGLE THERE ARE OVER 320 MILLION HITS FOR "CAR FREE DAY" . . . THE STREET WILL BE BLOCKED TO CAR TRAFFIC FOR THIS EVEN…

FIRST THE GOOD NEWS

. . . . . . . . .THE PRICE OF OIL HIT AN ALL TIME HIGH IN WORLD MARKETS OF $80 PER BARREL. . . . .MAYBE NOW PEOPLE WILL START TO ABANDON THEIR CARS , , , , , , ,THATS THE GOOD NEWS . . . . . .NOW THE BAD NEWS . . . . .THE HIGH PRICE FOR OIL MEANS THAT ALL THE MULTINATIONAL OIL COMPANIES WILL GET RICHER SINCE THEIR SHARE ON THE PRICE OF GAS IN CANADA . . . . IS AROUND 77 PERCENT WHICH MEANS THEY WILL BE TRYING EVEN HARDER TO FIND MORE OIL TO FEED THE HUNGRY GAS GUZZLERS(MOTOR VECHICLES) AND THUS DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT . . . . . ..ALSO ON THE GOOD NEWS SIDE ,THE CANADIAN DOLLAR IS ALSO GAINING IN VALUE COMPARED TO THE US $,WHICH MEANS LESS CARS WILL BE PRODUCED. . . . . .DID U KNOW ?? . . THERE ARE OVER 800 MILLION MOTOR . . VEHICLES IN THE WORLD . . . . . . AND . . . THEY ALL NEED GAS TO RUN.

WHY-VEGETARIAN ?

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WHY NOT . . . . .IF YOU DO ALL YOUR HOMEWORK AND STUDY THE LARGE AMOUNT OF RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT . . . . . . . CONSIDER ALL THE BENEFITS . . . . . . . . OF . .NOT EATING MEAT AND/OR POULTRY. .CATTLE DESTINED FROM THE PASTURES AND RANCHES OUT WEST NEED PLENTY OF WATER AND LAND TO GRAZE,AND IN ABOUT 2 OR 3 YEARS THEY ARE READY FOR THE LONG JOURNEY TO AN ABBATOIR(KILLING STATION) WHERE THEY ARE PROCESSED AND REFRIGERATED,THEN THE CARCASES ARE SENT BY REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT TO THE DIFFERENT RETAIL STORES AND EVENTUALLY TO YOUR KITCHEN TABLE . . . . .IT WOULD BE MUCH SIMPLER TO EAT VEGETARIAN AND SAVE ALL OF THE WASTED ENERGY WHICH IS IN SHORT SUPPLY AND NOT ECO-FRIENDLY. . . AT LEAST THATS MY OPINION .

METER-READING-ONTARIO

Electricity Demand . . DATA . . .FOR..SEPT-7-2007
22,099 MW .. . . . . . . (IT-WAS- AN-UNUSUALLY-HOT-DAY)(TEMP=90+ F)
Projected Peak . (note:higher import of energy) @8.57c/kwh
24,283 MWToday's Projected Peak at undefinedSummer Record Peak (Aug 1, 2006): 27,005 MW
Average Daily Peak (June to Aug. 2006): 21,434 MW Generator Availability at Peak22,520 MW Hourly Exports380 MW Hourly Imports1,728 MW Market Price8.57¢/kWhMore Pricing Info Generator Availability By Fuel TypeNuclear:83%Hydro:87%Coal:73%

SOMETHING-IS-WRONG

. . . . . . . . . .. . . .Putin said Russia needed the Australian uranium to complete a planned expansion of Russia's nuclear power generating capacity, which envisages building 30 new nuclear power plants over the next 20 years.

"For these purposes, only for these purposes, we need Australian uranium," he said. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SOMETHING IS WRONG ! WHY ARE ALL THE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES CLIMBING ON TO THE NUCLEAR BANDWAGON ?NOW RUSSIA HAS JUST SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO BUY URANIUM FROM AUSTRALIA,USA HAS ALREADY COMMITTED TO START UP ITS NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AGAIN ALLEGEDLY TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF SO-CALLED CLEAN (?) ELECTRICITY,THEN THERE'S ONTARIO ALSO DOING THE SAME THING REGARDING NUCLEAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MY QUESTION IS THIS ,WHEN AND IF ALL THE NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS START PRODUCING ELECTRIC POWER,WHAT WILL IT BE USED FOR.....ASSUME THAT IT WILL BE FOR PEACEFUL PURPOSES . . . . . . . BUT .. . .…

AND-JUSTICE-FOR-ALL ?

. .. . . . . . . . .South Korea's appeals court has quashed a three year jail term handed to the chairman of Hyundai Motors for fraud.The court instead imposed a suspended sentence, ordering Chung Moon-koo to do community service and to make a donation to charity.



Prosecutors were pushing for a six year term after Chung was found guilty in February of embezzling more than $100m. . . . . . . . . . . . .THE MONEY WAS USED TO BUY INFLUENCE IN BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH BANKS AND OTHER COMPANIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ENVIRONMENT-MATTERS

. It is "horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment" said Ansel Adams. . ... . . . . .. . . .. . .. . . . . . ..the above comments made recently by university students in toronto,canada . . .. . . .. . . . .ALL OVER THE WORLD THERE ARE PEOPLE FIGHTING TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT. . . . . . . . .ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO .. . . .UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS STILL A STUBBORN DENIAL GROUP WHO THINK THAT THE EARTH IS IMMUNE TO ALL THE HUMAN CREATED EROSION AND DESTRUCTION TO THE ECOLOGY. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . ... .................. . ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . .. . .WITHOUT A GOOD ENVIRONMENT,NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.

TODAY'S-METER-READING

. . . . . . . . . .FOR THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO IS AS FOLLOWS . . . . . ..
Electricity Demand16,176 MWProjected Peak16,867 MW . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ABOUT 1000 MW WAS EXPORTED WHILE ABOUT 400 MW WAS IMPORTED AT A MARKET PRICE OF AROUND 4 + CENTS A KILOWATT HOUR

NUCLEAR-DEBATE

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . France gets 77 per cent of its electricity from nuclear power, Sweden gets 45 per cent, Belgium 58 per cent, Switzerland 37 per cent, and Spain 27 per cent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 MILLION FRENCHMEN CAN'T BE WRONG . . . . .OR CAN THEY . .? ? THE NUCLEAR DEBATE GOES ON AND ON . . . . . ..WE HEAR THROUGH THE NEWS THAT ALBERTA IS CONSIDERING BUILDING A NUCLEAR POWER STATION NEAR THE BORDER OF BTITISH COLUMBIA IN THE PEACE RIVER COUNTRY . . . . .ALSO NOT TO BE UNDONE . . .THE PRESENT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT OF ONTAR-I-A-R-I-O IS QUIETLY PLANNING TO SPEND 60 BILLION DOLLARS OF TAXPAYERS MONEY OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS TO SUPPLY THE ENERGY NEEDS (?) OF THIS PROVINCE. . . . . .HOW DO THEY JUSTIFY IT ? . . . . . . . . ALBERTA CLAIMS THAT IT IS IMPERATIVE TO HAVE AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY TO FUEL THEIR EVER EXPANDING OIL SANDS PROJECTS.THIS IN TURN CREATES MORE HIGH PAYING JOBS IN ALBERTA AND EVERYONE'S HAPPY . . .WELL . . .NOT . . QUITE…