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NUCLEAR VOTE INDIA

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India imports about 75 percent of its oil, and Singh, the architect of India's 1991 transformation from a socialist-style economy to a capitalist one, has argued the country needs the nuclear deal to power its financial growth and lift hundreds of millions of its 1.1 billion citizens out of poverty.

Closing Tuesday's debate over the confidence motion, Singh said in a speech to lawmakers that the deal would "lead India to become a major power center of the evolving global economy."

But the speech was presented only in written form because shouting opponents kept Singh from speaking.

Even by the standards of India's theatrical and often chaotic political culture, the politicking of the past week and the actual debate were considered ugly.

A former solicitor general, Harish Salve, called the scandal-laden vote "the worst defeat of Indian democracy." He was especially horrified by the spectacle of lawmakers waving bundles of cash on Tuesday, which he termed &qu…

CYCLISTS FACTS

Fact 1) Holland had the highest cycle use in western world
Fact 2) Helmets are rare in Holland.
Fact 3) Holland has the lowest per capita bicycle injury rate in western world.
Fact 4) USA Canada has the lowest cycle use in western world
Fact 5) Helmets are required in USA Canada
Fact 6) USA Canada has the highest cycle injury rate in western world.

hypothesis:

the dutch use and know how to use bicycles safely
and Canadians are Nanny-State babies who think that by covering themselves in foam rubber they are safer on a bike.

Suggestion:

Learn to ride bikes like the Dutch. Get rid of helmets and foam padding. . . . . . ..HOWEVER . . .YOU . .RIDE . .YOUR.. BIKE . . .RIDE . . SAFELY

AL GORE CHALLENGE

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Gore challenges US to abandon oil


Gore said Americans need to change "not just light bulbs, but laws" [AFP]

Al Gore, Nobel laureate and former US vice president, has urged Americans to shift from electricity generated by fossil fuels to renewable energy within a decade.

Gore challenged Americans to "shoot for the moon" on Thursday, comparing the scale of the challenge to landing a man on the moon, a goal set by John F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

"I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 per cent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years," Gore said.

"When president John F. Kennedy challenged our nation to land a man on the moon and bring him back safely in 10 years, many people doubted we could accomplish that goal," he said.



Gore said the shift to new energy sources was needed to ensure "the survival of the United States of America as we know it ... the future of human civilization is at …

PAUL MCARTNEY VISIT

PAUL MCARTNEY'S VISIT TO QUEBEC CITY THIS WEEKEND FOR A CONCERT CELEBRATING THE 400 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST FRENCH SETTLERS TO NORTH AMERICA(NEWS ITEM) . . . . . . .I FOR ONE WELCOME HIS VISIT ALONG WITH 1,000'S OF OTHERS . . .SIR . .PAUL..AS HE IS KNOWN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM . . . IS . .TO BE COMMENDED FOR HIS STAND ON MANY ECOLOGICAL ISSUES OF OUR TIMES LIKE VEGETARIANISM,ANTI SEAL HUNT AND OTHER CAUSES . . . .BUT AS A BILLIONAIRE . . .I . .WONDER IF HE IS AWARE OF WHERE HIS BILLIONS ARE INVESTED ? .. . .THERE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ETHICAL BASED INVESTMENTS OUT THERE BUT THEY ARE NOT VERY TRANSPARENT . . .AND IN MY OPINION. . ARE ONLY IN BUSINESS TO MAKE MORE MONEY . .REGARDLESS OF THE DAMAGE THEY DO TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

POLLUTION TAX(CH)

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几乎没有一个人是谈论最重要的原因,为什么我们需要一个碳税。这是因为碳税使价格对污染我们的气氛中进行的。它的确能做到公平跨越我们整个经济体系,在最不发达国家的官僚和最有效的方式。它的关键是使可再生能源更具竞争力。

由从来没有过要付出的成本倾销排放到空气中,矿物燃料一直下价。不可避免地,碳税的权利,这样做会使价格可再生能源的低于价格化石燃料。然后我们获得的将是绿色能源革命,我们需要的人。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。 。。这些都是片断的一个博客由adrienne卡尔建筑小组委员会绿色党候选人在下次联邦大选加拿大^ ^的HTTP : / / www.votecarr.ca ^ ^ ^ ^在总括而言,它雄辩地解释了为什么碳税是必要的。

ECO TIPS

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Standard light bulbs give off 90 per cent of their energy as heat. New compact fluorescent "spiral" bulbs are 75 per cent more efficient and fit in standard sockets.

If you combined all the "heat leaks" in an average Canadian home, you would have a hole the size of a basketball! Proper weather stripping and caulking of doors and windows can reduce heating bills by 25 per cent.

A typical car produces three times its weight in carbon dioxide emissions – a major greenhouse gas. Light cars produce fewer emissions and cost less. Annual fuel costs average $648 for a new Volkswagen Jetta and $2,067 for a Ford Expedition 4x4.

Refrigerators are an energy-hogging home appliance. Replacing a 10-year-old refrigerator with a new EnergyStar-approved model would save enough energy to light your home for more than three months.

Encourage your local government to move towards energy efficient communities. Encourage your city to expand transit and other alternatives, make city operatio…

2 CYCLISTS DEAD(ch)

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确定...让我们停止所有的布...事实是, 4骑单车被击中,从后面一辆汽车在光天化日之下,一个单位,伸展的双车道公路。该名司机的汽车是负责的安全运行和控制的汽车,显然这种情况没有发生。为什么,我们可能永远都不会知道,但往往骑脚踏车和行人死于谁驾驶精神不集中,然后获得更多的同情,从社会和法院比受害者和受害者家属接受。难道你们不认为它的时间的罚则,这些种的悲剧,应该更严厉的刑罚为司机,而不是愚蠢的意见,有关如何自行车不应容许的道路摆在首位?也许,如果罚款/判刑和社会的愤慨约司机杀害无辜人民被更为严重,更多司机会采取responsibilty为安全运作他们的车辆更严重的,少人会不必要地死亡。 。 。 。 。 。。阿民。 。 。 。我。 。同意。随着这些意见对本地。 。 。网站。 。 。有关的悲惨死亡2骑单车。 。和。 。损伤。 0.2 。 。更多。。 。一条公路上。在virden , Manitoba ,加拿大。 。所以。 。远。 。没有。 。 。收费。 。 。奠定了基础。 。上面的。。后2周的活动。

2 CYCLISTS DEAD

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Ok...let's stop all the BS...the fact is that 4 cyclists were hit from behind by a car in broad daylight on a flat stretch of double lane highway. The DRIVER of the car is responsible for the safe operation and control of the car and obviously this did not happen. Why, we may never know but too often cyclists and pedestrians are killed by inattentive motorists who then get more sympathy from society and the courts than the victims and the victims families receive. Don't you think it's time the penalties for these kind of tragedies should be stiffer sentences for the DRIVERS and not stupid comments about how bicycles should not be allowed on roads in the first place? Maybe if the fines/sentences and social outrage about drivers killing innocent people were more severe, more drivers would take the responsibilty for the safe operation of their vehicle more seriously and less people would di…

CATCH A PLANE

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We need to invest in green technologies that we can market and become world leaders in. Denmark has done so with wind mills and Japan with electric trains. Now if you will excuse me I have a plane to catch. (yes, I get the irony) . . . . . . . .DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR ?. . . . . .DO . .YOU KNOW ANY BODY THAT TALKS LIKE THAT . .? .DO AS I SAY . . .NOT DO AS I DO . . .SEEMS TO BE THE MOTTO FOR SOME PEOPLE . . . .WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN ?

200 PRIESTS PROTEST

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Tens of thousands of South Korean car workers have added their voice to opposition against resumed US beef imports.

The workers, along with about 200 priests, joined weeks of anti-government protests on Wednesday, gathering at Seoul's city hall to condemn the government of Lee Myung-bak, the president.

The protest came a day after US beef returned to South Korean stores under a deal Lee struck with the US in April.
THE 200 PRIESTS IN SOUTH KOREA (PICTURED ABOVE) WERE JOINED BY 1,000'S OF AUTO WORKERS WHO STOPPED WORK FOR 2 HOURS IN SYMPATHY(news exerpt courtesy of al jazeera- -july3-2008) . . . . .the workers were concerned about the bad health side effects of eating red meat . . . . .they may also be concerned of the damage done to the environment by shipping beef products halfway around the world .