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FACTORY FARMS

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THIS IS A PHOTO OF A VERY LARGE FOOD DEPOT IN BEIJING,CHINA WHERE 1,000'S OF DOZENS OF EGGS ARE STORED PRIOR TO SHIPPING TO DISTRIBUTERS. . . . . .PRESENTLY THE CHEMICAL MELAMINE HAS BEEN DETECTED IN EGGS ORIGINATING IN 3 COUNTIES IN CHINA. . . .IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS THERE WERE REPORTS OF MELAMINE IN DAIRY PRODUCTS AS WELL. . . . .IT IS MY OPINION THAT FACTORY FARMING METHODS CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROBLEM . . . .IT IS TIME TO SWITCH TO A NEW MORE VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE . . . WE . .HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE . . . .SO LETS DO . .IT.

AUTO-HOLICS

DEFINITION:PEOPLE WHO OWN,LEASE OR DRIVE A CAR . . . .UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE OVER 900 MILLION AUTOHOLICS ON PLANET EARTH,UNFORTUNATE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT,HEALTH FRESH AIR AND WATER SINCE ALL THESE THINGS ARE IMPACTED NEGATIVELY BY THESE MOTORIZED MONSTERS . . . . .THINK ABOUT IT . . . .TO GET FROM POINT A . .TO . .POINT B . .YOU USE A 2 TON PLASTIC AND STEEL GAS GUZZLING AUTOMOBILE . . . .I CALL THAT DYSFUNCTIONAL . . . .AND IF YOU . .DO . .THAT . . .YOU ARE AN . . . AUTO-HOLIC . . .GET WELL SOON.

W.M.D.= CARS

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THIS PICTURE OF A BOTTLENECKED ROADWAY IN CHINA IS TYPICAL OF HUNDREDS OF CITIES AROUND THE WORLD. . . . .WHAT YOU SEE IS IN REALITY "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION" FOISTED UPON THIS PLANET EARTH BY THE AUTO INDUSTRY . . . . . .WHO KNEW ??

ELECTION-DYSFUNCTION?

Election reform advocates say millions of votes were lost in the recent federal election because the voting system is unfair.
Our electoral system is dysfunctional. When a 850,000 votes elects 27 Conservatives MPs in Alberta and a million votes across Canada doesn't elect a single Green the system needs to be changed. 58% of Canadians believe we should have at least one Green in the House of Commons.

The NDP won 1,000,000 votes more than the Bloc but has 13 fewer seats.

And it's not just the Greens or NDP that are penalized by this system the biggest disandvantaged are the quarter million Conservative voters in Toronto who didn't elect a single MP and the quarter million Conservative voters in Montreal who didn't elect a single MP -- so the two largest cities in Canada go completely unrepresented in the Government.

DIRTY EXPENSIVE NUCLEAR

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. . . .YET ITS FULL SPEED AHEAD IN THE USA ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS FOR POWER GENERATION...BOTH MCCAIN AND OBAMA HAVE STATED THAT THEY WILL ALLOW MORE SO CALLED "CLEAN" ENERGY NUCLEAR TO BE BUILT. . . .WHERE IS THE RATIONALE ?..FOR A CONTRARY OPINION ON NUCLEAR AND CARBON DIOXIDE AND POLLUTION GO TO WWW.PEAKOIL.ORG.AU . . .AN AUSTRALIAN WEBSITE THAT DESCRIBES IN DETAIL THE PROCESS OF BUILDING THE REACTORS FROM THE MINING TO THE END PRODUCT (ENERGY). . . . MINING URANIUM IS A HUGE POLLUTION CREATOR AND SHOULD NOT..BE IGNORED WHEN TALKING ABOUT SO CALLED CLEAN ENERGY.

BANK BAIL OUT--WHY ?

MY OPINION :BOTH USA AND CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS BAILED OUT THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THIS PAST WEEK . ..WHY ? I BELIEVE THE REAL REASON WAS TO RESCUE THE AUTO INDUSTRY WHICH IS IN DIRE STRAITS. . .BY USING TAXPAYERS MONEY TO SUPPORT BAD LOANS ON REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES,THE GOV'T AUTOMATICALLY BAILS OUT THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS . . . . . . IN NEW CAR LOANS . . . . WHICH IN MOST CASES ARE OBTAINED THROUGH THE EQUITY IN REAL ESTATE..BY DOING THIS THE GOVT'T IS SADLY MIS INFORMED BY THEIR ADVISERS. . . . . .THEY ARE ACTUALLY PROPPING UP A FAILED OBSOLETE INDUSTRY . . .WHICH WILL STILL CONTINUE TO FAIL.

ENERGY PLAN ONTARIO

HERE IN ONTARIO THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH UNCONTROLLED DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY . . ..THE SOLUTION (?)BY THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT IS TO INCREASE SUPPLY BY BUILDING MORE DIRTY,EXPENSIVE AND UNECESSARY NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS . . .THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FROM AN ECONOMIC POINT OF VIEW OR ECOLOGICALLY . . . .WHAT I PROPOSE IS THAT EVERY HOUSE AND /OR APT.IN ONTARIO REDUCE THEIR DEMAND BY LEGISLATION. . ..MAKE IT MANDITORY THAT ALL ELECTRIC POWER PANELS BE REFITTED BY A LOWER CAPACITY CIRCUIT BREAKER. . . .THIS WOULD REQUIRE QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS . . .TO REPLACE EXISTING 200 AMPERE MAIN BREAKERS WITH LOWER ONES (EXAMPLE=100 OR BETTER STILL 60 AMPERE) . . .THE NET EFFECT WOULD PROVIDE 1,000'S OF JOBS PLUS A GUARANTEED REDUCTION IN DEMAND FOR ELECTRIC ENERGY THUS ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR NEW NUCLEAR SUPPLY . . . .IT IS PRACTICAL AND DOABLE. AND IN TURN HELP IN CREATING "GREEN JOBS" TO REPLACE THE REDUNDANT JOBS LOST IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY.

FACTORY FISHING FLEET

Bering Sea, United States — The world’s largest food fishery is on the verge of collapse. Pollock, used to make McDonald’s fish sandwiches, frozen fish sticks, fish and chips, and imitation crabmeat, have had a population decrease of 50 percent since last year.

The dwindling fish populations are largely due to the enormous amounts of fish being removed from Alaska’s Bering Sea. Factory trawlers take over a million tonnes of pollock out of the ocean each year. The fish can’t reproduce and recover as quickly as they are being fished. . . . .Note : . . . for a complete report on this important fishery go to www.greenpeace.org

"green collar"jobs

"GREEN-COLLAR" JOBS

AN ABUNDANCE OF GREEN COLLAR JOBS ARE AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE IN ONTARIO . . . .THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR PEOPLE IN ALL KINDS OF ECO-FRIENDLY TRADES..IN CONSTRUCTION,MANUFACTURING (BIKE FACTORIES- -WHY NOT ?) IN RETAIL SHOPS WITH ECOLOGY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES,IN MEDICAL PROFESSIONS TO WEAN AWAY THE UN HEALTHY AND DESTRUCTIVE LIFESTYLE OF OUR PRESENT GENERATION AND MOST IMPORTANT IN A NEW EDUCATION SYSTEM TO PRIORITIZE THE PRESERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ALL ITS RAMIFICATIONS . . . . .THE EMPHASIS ON SO CALLED BLUE COLLAR JOBS MUST CHANGE AS MOST OF THE PRESENT MANUFACTURING JOBS ARE UN SUSTAINABLE AND THEIR "PRODUCTS" ARE DEPENDANT ON DEPLETING RESOURCES AND ARE ALSO VERY DESTRUCTIVE TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OF PLANET EARTH.........IF YOU AGREE WITH THE ABOVE ANALYSIS PLEASE MAKE IT A PRIORITY ISSUE IN THE PRESENT ELECTION CAMPAIGN IN BOTH THE USA AND CANADA ...THESE ARE THE IMPORTANT ISSUES OF OUR TIMES .

STRATEGIC VOTING IS FOR SUCKERS

STRATEGIC VOTING IS FOR SUCKERS
Every election some party tries to steal your vote with a "strategic vote" scam. They will prey on your fears and anxieties by proclaiming that fabricated disaster scenario "A" can ONLY be avoided by casting a vote for party "B". Typically, the perpetrators of this scam have a long established history of corruption, inaction and deception and are seeking yet another chance to let you down.

Smart and informed voters refuse to relinquish their vote to this simplistic ruse. Instead, they vote according to their convictions; they vote with heart and they walk home feeling good about their choice. Adept voters know that voting for a party they distrust to get rid of a party they dislike is not smart strategy; they know that genuine change cannot happen by supporting the same old entrenched and corrupt parties.

CLIMATE POLL (RU)

Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Russians Say Global Warming Happening
October 04, 2008
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - More people in Russia believe that climate change is a reality now, according to a poll by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center. 51 per cent of respondents say global warming is already happening, up six points since May 2007.

Additionally, 57 per cent of respondents say the phenomenon is the result of human activity.

The term global warming refers to an increase of the Earth’s average temperature. Some theories say that climate change might be the result of human-generated carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. In 2007, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report which states that global warming has been "very likely"—or 90 per cent certain—caused by humans burning fossil fuels
NOW THAT THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROBLEM LETS HOPE THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE JOIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT IN THE REST OF …

WEAPONS (W.M.D.)

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WE FOUND THEM . . . WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION . . . SURPRISE / / /SURPRISE . . . .THEY ARE LOCATED IN EVERY PARKING SPOT,GARAGE AND HIGHWAY ON PLANET EARTH . .THEY ARE THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE FORCE ON EARTH TO THE ENVIRONMENT,TO HEALTH, CLIMATE , RAINFORESTS,ETC.ETC.ETC. . . .IT IS WHAT MAKES US SUCH A DYSFUNCTIONAL SOCIETY . . . . .I'M TALKING ABOUT CARS,MOTOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL THINK ABOUT IT . .ALL THE RESOURCES AND ENERGY THAT GO INTO THE MAKING OF A CAR . ..A TRULY INEFFICIENT METHOD OF TRANSPORT . . . .NEXT TIME YOU ARE WAITING TO CROSS AN INTER SECTION . . .COUNT THE CARS PASSING BY WITH ONLY ONE PASSENGER . . .MY OWN COUNT EQUALS ..90 PERCENT..TO MOVE AN INDIVIDUAL FROM POINT A TO POINT B . .YOU USE A METAL AND PLASTIC GAS GUZZLIN SMOG PRODUCING MOTORIZED MONSTER WEIGHING OVER 3000 POUNDS . . .A...30 TO 1 . .RATIO ...ASSUMING THE DRIVER WEIGHS 100 POUNDS . . .THAT IS DYSFUNCTIONAL AND TO THINK THERE ARE NOW OVER 900 MILLION SUCH VEHICLES IN THE WORLD ....WEAPONS OF …

NUCLEAR ENERGY MYTH

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But despite the enthusiasm for nuclear energy's status as a low-carbon technology, the greenhouse gas emissions of nuclear power are still being debated. While it's understood that an operating nuclear power plant has near-zero carbon emissions (the only outputs are heat and radioactive waste), it's the other steps involved in the provision of nuclear energy that can increase its carbon footprint. Nuclear plants have to be constructed, uranium has to be mined, processed and transported, waste has to be stored, and eventually the plant has to be decommissioned. All these actions produce carbon emissions. . . . .FOR A COMPLETE REPORT ON THE FINDING OF A EUROPEAN STUDY SEPTEMBER 25-2008 . ..PLEASE GO TO WWW.NATURE.COM/CLIMATE.

good news

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DETROIT -- U.S. auto sales reached a 15-year low with a double-digit decline in September as tightening credit and a financial system in crisis appeared to overwhelm any optimism about moderating gas prices.

Sales of cars and light trucks fell 27% to 964,873 last month, down from 1.31 million a year earlier, according to Autodata Corp. The seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate was 12.5 million units down from 16.19 million in September 2007, the research firm said.


Associated Press
Car makers are trying to pare inventory in a weak market.
At the Paris Auto Show, Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Alan Mulally and General Motors Corp. Chief Operating Officer Fritz Henderson expressed pessimism about the outlook for 2009, saying sales were likely to be as low as the current year.

Most jarring for the industry may have been the severe drop for Japanese auto makers, widely considered the strongest players in the U.S. market, especially in the small-car segment. Hobbled by a weak truck and SU…

BEIJING BATTLES SMOG

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Thousands of new cars hit Beijing's streets every day [GALLO/GETTY]


Authorities in Beijing have reinstated some of the traffic rules that were used during the Olympic games to clean up the city's air pollution and ease the Chinese capital's chronic road congestion.

Starting from Wednesday, officials said 30 per cent of government vehicles would be taken off Beijing's streets.

Later this month, all cars will be banned from roads one weekday per week, depending on the final number on their registration plates.

Government vehicles are said to account for about 10 per cent of the city's more than three million cars and vans.

Tough restrictions on car usage during the August Olympics helped dramatically improve Beijing's air quality, taking pollution levels down to their lowest level in 10 years.

The measures had limited private motorists to driving on alternate days, removing more than a million of the city's 3.3 million vehicles from the streets each day. . . NOTE:…