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NO AIR TRAVEL 2010

. . . . .IS MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FOR 2010 FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS ......
......HOPE ALL U PEOPLE IN BLOGGERLAND JOIN ME IN THIS RESOLUTION AND MAYBE TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD A CLEANER NON POLLUTING WORLD....HAPPY ECO NEW YEAR.

CLIMATE CARTOON

IRAN MISINFORMED ?

. . .THE NOTION THAT A NUCLEAR REACTOR IS FOR "peaceful" PURPOSES AND CLEAN ENERGY IS SADLY VERY WRONG....THERE IS A LOT OF POLITICS GOING ON ABOUT ISRAEL HAVING NUCLEAR AND IRAN NOT HAVING IT...IN BOTH CASES I BELIEVE IT IS BETTER FOR MUTUAL SECURITY TO NOT pursue NUCLEAR EXPANSION....ON THE CONTRARY ALL THE NEGATIVES ABOUT NUCLEAR HAS BEEN OVERIDDEN BY THE CORPORATE PEOPLE WHO GREATLY PROFIT FROM THE HUGE INVESTMENTS IN NUCLEAR WHICH BY THE WAY IS ONE OF THE WORST OFFENDERS OF CLEAN AIR/WATER ENVIRONMENT THAT SHOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY OF ANY DECENT COUNTRY. . . .http://news.google.ca/news/more?pz=1&cf=all&ncl=d2HqSPE8ZiAmN1M1PTUGhn2Wy9CtM&topic=w . . . .this news website will have more details of a reported deal to buy uranium from kazakstan dec30,2009.... just say no to nuclear reactors. the new technology from solar power,conservation,electrical efficiency and wind turbines are a much better alternative than dirty,dangerous and expensive nuclear.

PLANE POLLUTION

ONE FLIGHT ON A 747 AIRCRAFT FROM LOS ANGELUS,CALIFORNIA TO JAPAN USES 150,000 LITERS OF FUEL WHICH IS COMBUSTED IN THE JET ENGINES TO PRODUCE "GREENHOUSE GASES" ALL ALONG THE FLIGHT PATH ...THERE ARE ABOUT 18,000 COMMERCIAL PASSENGER/FREIGHT AIR CRAFT IN THE WORLD TODAY.....DOES ANYONE CARE ? ?? YES THEY DO BUT THANKS TO THE CORPORATE CONTROLLED MEDIA NOTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THIS POLLUTING INDUSTRY EVER GETS OUT INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN...I HOPE THE RECENT INCIDENT ON THAT DETROIT BOUND PLANE EXPOSES SOME OF THE "WARTS" OF THIS AIR LINE COMMERCE....FLIGHTS OF FANCY TO HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE SILLIEST OF REASONS IS DESTROYING THE PLANET AND MUST BE REDUCED OR OTHERWISE discouraged because it is "us" (all living things) that will suffer from the effects of these polluting planes.

china language post

..... 1因祸得福...在哥本哈根气候峰会....人们忘记一切,除了一个人从飞机从尼日利亚尼日利亚通过了一个沉重的碳(CO2)的足迹...后果阿姆斯特丹,荷兰...他没有忘记...,他的活动提醒我们大家这个星球上旅行更轻易为了生存的气候会发生混乱,如果我们不.....这个职位道德...不要F (%^&*(#@$%^&&&****)不飞时期。
..... 1yīn huò dé fú... zài gē běn hā gēn qì hòu fēng huì.... rén men wàng jì yī qiè, chú le yī gè rén cóng fēi jī cóng ní rì lì yǎ ní rì lì yǎ tōng guò le yī gè chén zhòng de tàn(CO2) de zú jì... hòu guǒā mǔ sī tè dān, hé lán... tā méi yǒu wàng jì..., tā de huó dòng tí xǐng wǒ men dà jiā zhè ge xīng qiú shàng lǚ xíng gèng qīng yì wèi le shēng cún de qì hòu huì fā shēng hǔn luàn, rú guǒ wǒ men bù..... zhè ge zhí wèi dào dé... bù yàoF (%^&*(#@$%^&&&****) bù fēi shí qí。

NO-FLY AIRLINE

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.....a blessing in disguise...after the copenhagen climate summit....people forget about all the consequences of a heavy carbon(co2) footprint...except for one person from nigeria on that airplane from nigeria via amsterdam,holland...he did not forget...and his activity reminded us all to travel more lightly on this planet in order to survive the climate chaos that will happen if we don't.....moral of this post...DON'T F(%^&*(#@$%^&&&****) DON'T FLY PERIOD.

air travel delays

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-wi-airlinerattack-pa,0,4507264.story . . . . .

IGNORE NUCLEAR SPILL (?)

A HUGE SPILL OF RADIOACTIVE WATER AND CHEMICAL OCCURED LAST WEEK NEAR TORONTO CANADA..210,000 LITERS OF DIRTY WATER FROM NUCLEAR SITE NOW IS MIXED IN WITH LAKE WATER....YET NOT MUCH MEDIA ATTENTION TO THIS DISASTER....LAKE ONTARIO IS A LARGE FRESH WATER LAKE COMMON TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN NEW YORK,ONTARIO. . . .TO POLLUTE IT IS A CRIME AND STEPS MUST BE TAKEN TO ELIMINATE NUCLEAR POWER SITES FROM PEOPLES DRINKING WATER SUPPLY...YOUR CHOICE ? CLEAN WATER OR DIRTY NUCLEAR YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH AS THIS SAD EXAMPLE AT DARLINGTON NOW PROVES.

CAR FUMES KILL

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ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY BY DOCTORS . . . . . SENIOR CITIZENS WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO MOTOR VEHICLE EXHAUST FUMES . . . . .HAVE TWICE THE RISK OF A FATAL ILLNESS AS SENIORS WHO LIVE IN A LOW VEHICLE TRAFFIC AREA. . . .http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iNp3W8FLx54aSwG3NCIy9QLFqNVg . . . .SEE ALSO HAMILTON SPECTATOR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE (DEC 24-2009) AND MEDICAL JOURNALS IN UPCOMING ISSUES.

TIGER WOODS NUCLEAR

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NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION...I WISH TO COMMENT ON A RECENT MAJOR DIRTY WATER SPILL AT A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT EAST OF TORONTO,CANADA CALLED DARLINGTON....IT HAS OCCURED A FEW DAYS AGO AND GOT LOST AMONGST THE OTHER HEADLINES OF THE DAY ABOUT CHRISTMAS AND TIGER WOODS,ETC.BUT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT NONE THE LESS....NEWS REPORTS SAY THAT WATER CONTAMINATED WITH TRACE AMOUNTS OF TRITIUM (AN ISOTOPE OF HYDROGEN) AND CHEMICALS USED IN THE NUCLEAR FACILITY WERE ACCIDENTLY DIVERTED INTO LAKE ONTARIO....THE AMOUNT OF THIS CONTAMINATED WATER THAT SPILLED OUT WAS EQUIVILANT TO 2 OLYOMPIC SIZED SWIMMING POOLS....SINCE WATER IS USED QUITE EXTENSIVELY IN THE POWER PLANT I SUSPECT THIS IS A ROUTINE MATTER TO DISCHARGE INTO THE LAKE....LAKE ONTARIO IS AN INTERNATIONAL LAKE BORDERING ON NEW YORK AND SHOULD BE OF CONCERN TO ALL THE RELEVANT STATE AND PROVINCIAL POPULATIONS ABOUT THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF THIS ROUTINE DISCHARGE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DRINKING WATER.

NUCLEAR PLANT SPILL

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/742225--nuclear-plant-spills-tritium-into-lake ... . . . . . . . . . .A SPILL OF TRITIUM LACED RADIOACTIVE WATER OCCURED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON DEC 23-2009 AT DARLINGTON NUCLEAR POWER SITE EAST OF TORONTO,CANADA . ...ACCORDING TO THE NEWS REPORT (ABOVE) 2 OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL SIZED QUANTITY OF WATER LACED WITH RADIOACTIVE TRITIUM AND AN ANTI RUST CHEMICAL SPILLED INTO LAKE ONTARIO WATERS.APPARENTLY WORKERS INADVERTENTLY OVER FILLED THE STORAGE TANKS AT THE REACTOR FACILITY WHICH THEN FLOWED INTO THE LAKE....HOW SAFE AND CLEAN IS NUCLEAR POWER ? ?NOT SAFE OR CLEAN . . . . . .http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/12/22/12243506.html THIS NEWS ITEM CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED VIA TORONTO SUN NEWSPAPER CANADA.

SAVE BAD JOBS ?

. . .WHILE IT MAY SOUND NOBLE,THE IDEA OF SAVING OR CREATING 1,000'S OF JOBS IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES DOES NOT PASS THE SMELL TEST....BOTH HARPER AND OBAMA HAVE SPENT BILLIONS $ TO SAVE JOBS IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY...EX CUSE ME...THESE JOBS WILL DESTROY HUMAN EXISTANCE ON PLANET EARTH....I BILLION CARS ALREADY ARE CRISS-CROSSING THE FERTILE FARMLANDS AND NATURAL FORESTS OF PLANET EARTH AND THEIR COLLECTIVE COLLATERAL DAMAGE IS WELL DOCUMENTED FROM THE DEPLETION OF OIL RESOURCES,AND THE ADDITION OF CO2 TO THE EARTHS ATMOSPHERE...IF U MUST SAVE JOBS MAKE SURE THESE JOBS DO NO MORE DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT AS IT ALREADY HAS DONE,,,SAY NO TO BAILOUTS TO SUNSET INDUSTRIES LIKE AUTOS,NUCLEAR POWER,CATTLE AND OTHER EARTH DESTROYERS.

CLIMATE TALK? DEC 16/09

CLIMATE:NO ONE ESCAPES

THIS MESSAGE IS REAL "NO ONE" will be untouched by the effects of climate change which is happening right now in many parts of the world.....last summer here in TORONTO,canada in the early evening i was about to casually take some digital pictures of some dark clouds through my window...while i was adjusting my camera settings a deluge of deafening thunder,lightning streaking across the skies directly overhead and torrents of rains and extreme high horizontal winds pummeled the house.So much so that my intention to take pictures was suddenly changed to a search for a safe corner in the house for survival...this was a tornado.....the first one ever recorded in toronto....an open window had to be closed quickly but even that was too late to stop the fast storm dumping a 1/2 inch of rain water on the kitchen floor.Luckily that was the only damage for me when it was over but nearby houses were completely destroyed. "NO ONE WILL BE UNTOUCHED" a taste of the fut…

MCARTNEY SONG MFM

AS THE COPENHAGEN U.N. TALKS APPROACH DEC 12,2009,PAUL MCARTNEY IS DOING HIS PART IN THIS GLOBAL COMMUNITY BY THIS UPBEAT SONG ABOUT "MEAT FREE MONDAY"...A CONCEPT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO TRY TO LIVE AT LEAST ONE DAY A WEEK WITHOUT MEAT...MEAT PRODUCTION HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE A MAJOR EMMITER OF GREENHOUSE GASES(CO2) AS WELL AS A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT(DEFORESTATION PASTURES)...BESIDE THAT "MFM" IS ANOTHER EXELLENT SONG TO ENJOY BY SIR PAUL . . .A BONUS.

COPENHAGEN COMEDY

. . . . .A LIGHT HEARTED LOOK AT A DEADLY SERIOUS TOPIC

INDIA NUKE 55 SICK

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/1130/1224259708650.html . . . . . . AFTER DRINKING WATER IN A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT NEAR BANGALORE INDIA NOV.30,2009 . . . .55 EMPLOYEES AT A NUCLEAR REACTOR SITE IN INDIA INGESTED DRINKING WATER CONTANIMATED WITH TRITIUM (A RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE)THEY WERE ALL SENT TO A HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT AFTER TESTS DETECTED TRACE AMOUNTS OF TRITIUM IN THEIR URINE....TRITIUM IS KNOWN TO CAUSE CANCER OR CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS BY ALTERING DNA DURING PREGNANCY.

CLIMATE FUND (UN)

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COPENHAGEN TALKS PROPOSE SETTING UP A LARGE RESERVE FUND TO HELP SO CALLED POORER COUNTRIES ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE ...THERE ARE MANY WORTHWHILE LEGITIMITE REASONS FOR THIS TYPE OF FUND...BUT FOR ME I WOULD BE WARY OF SUCH A FUND TO REFURBISH/BUILD NUCLEAR REACTORS AS A POSSIBLE "CURE" FOR CLIMATE CHANGE...WHICH IT DEFINITELY IS NOT...IT WILL MAKE CLIMATE PROBLEMS WORSE..DUE TO INCREASED (CO2)POLLUTION IN THE COMPLETE LIFE CYCLE OF A REACTOR WHICH MUST INCLUDE URANIUM MINING AND DECOMISSION ,RADIATION HAZARDS TO PLANTS,ANIMALS,LEAKAGE OF TOXIC DUST AND WATER,AND OVER USE OF WATER RESOURCES AND VERY,VERY EXPENSIVE TAX FUNDED PASSED TO COSUMERS.....MUCH BETTER COST EFFECTIVE WAY IS TO AGRESSIVELY EDUCATE PUBLIC ABOUT CONSERVATION AND EFFIENCY..IN THE DAYS LEADING TO COPENHAGEN PLEASE TRY AND PREVENT THIS BIG LOOPHOLE TO BE ABUSED BY COUNTRIES WHO WILL USE THIS FUND FOR NUCLEAR EXPANSION.WE DON'T WANT TO MAKE THE CLIMATE SITUATION WORSE...NOTE: IN THE ABOVE PHOTO OF A …

CHRISTMAS CLIMATE CHANGE

AS WE APPROACH THE CHRISTMAS SEASON..NOTICABLY ABSENT SO FAR IN TORONTO CANADA IS THE SIGHT OF SNOW OR DAMAGING FROST...THIS BY ITSELF DOES NOT MEAN GLOBAL WARMING...BUT COMBINED WITH OTHER SIGNS IN NATURE AND WEATHER PATTERNS LEADS ME TO THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT CLUE ABOUT FUTURE CLIMATE....THE SADDIST DAYS IN MY LIFE OCCURED A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN THERE WAS NO SNOW DURING THE COLDEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR...A FEELING OF HELPNESS OR IMPENDING CATASOPHERE WAS PERVASIVE...THEN LATER IN ANOTHER YEAR THERE WERE OVER 14 DAYS WHEN SMOG (SMOKE/FOG) WAS SO THICK THAT PEOPLE WERE WARNED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOT TO GO OUTSIDE AND BREATHE THE AIR...SOME PEOPLE I HAVE OBSERVED SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN THEIR CONDOS AND IN THEIR CARS THAT THEY LOSE TOUCH WITH NATURE AND TO THEM EVERY THING IS NORMAL..WHICH IT IS NOT.THE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURE HERE AND I HOPE PEOPLE ENJOY CHRISTMAS WITH A NEW CONSERVER LIFESTYLE AND NOT BE SWAYED BY THE SLICK AND REPETATIVE COMMERCIALS THAT EN…

NUCLEAR PLANT SCRAPPED

Turkey scraps nuclear power plant
(AFP) – 1 day ago

ANKARA — Turkey on Friday scrapped a 2008 tender won by a Russian-led consortium to build the country's first nuclear power plant -- a process that had been under threat of being invalidated by a court decision.

In a brief statement, the state-run electricity wholesaler TETAS said its board of directors decided "unanimously" to cancel the tender, citing an article in the bid specification that gave it the authority to scrap the process without any liability.

A consortium led by Atomstroyexport, Russia's state nuclear giant, had been the only bidder in the tender to build four nuclear reactors with a total capacity of 4,800-megawatts at Akkuyu, in the Mediterranean province of Mersin.

TETAS's decision comes ten days after a top administrative court suspended parts of the regulation governing the tender before moving on to review a demand by a civil society of engineers to cancel the process.

Energy Minister Taner Yild…

8-YR AFGHAN VIGIL

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. . . . .THROUGH RAIN SNOW FREEZIN WEATHER THESE VALIANT PEOPLE MADE THEIR STATEMENT OF PROTEST AGAINST AFGHAN WAR FOR 8 YEARS.

such a good blog

15 November 2009
21 Days to Copenhagen - The Deniers Have Nothing to Gain Worth Gaining

Here in Canada, my once proud and peaceful nation that fell into the hands of war mongers and climate change deniers when we became complacent and dropped our vigilance, a small group of oil industry-funded climate change deniers (who gave themselves an official name that makes them sound scientifically official) are running denier/skeptic/ignorer/delayer radio ads across the country. Gee, right before the Copenhagen climate talks. What could their motive be?

First of all, for shame! Shame on the climate change diddlers who obfuscate the truth and tell outright lies by manipulating and confusing and cherry picking the science. The people in this and similar groups are putting the future of the children of all species at risk (risk being a scientific term: risk equals magnitude times probability).

Here's what they (as a teacher, I refuse to give them any publicity, which would be the same as reward…

W.M.D.=CARS

REGARDLESS IF A CAR IS HYBRID ,ELECTRIC OR WHATEVER ..CARS ARE THE UNDISPUTED (MY OPINION) WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION...ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE PROMOTED AS GREAT 4 THE ENVIRONMENT...NOT TRUE...IMAGINE IF THERE WERE A MILLION ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON THE ROAD...THEY ALL NEED TO BE CHARGED FROM AN ELECTRICAL SOURCE....WHERE WILL THAT EXTRA POWER COME FROM AND WHAT EFFECT DOES THAT HAVE ON THE ENVIRONMENT ? MOST LIKELY THE DAMAGE 2 THE ECOLOGY WILL BE ALMOST EQUAL 2 THE GASOLINE FUELED CARS SINCE THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE FROM NEW ROADS,BRIDGES ETC HAVE 2 BE MAINTAINED.

SHAME ON THE "GAMES"

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ON THE EVE OF THE U.N.COPENHAGEN TREATY TALKS WHILE PLANET EARTH IS ALMOST ON LIFE SUPPORT DUE TO GHG (CO2)POLLUTION (387 PARTS PER MILLION AND COUNTING) CANADA AND THE ORGANIZERS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND THE PAN AM GAMES ARE LITERALLY INVITING PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD TO FLY TO CANADA,AND IN THE PROCESS HELP DESTROY THE PLANET WITH THE HIGH FYLING ATHLETES AND TOURISTS...COURTESY OF THE GULLIBLE AND SHEEPLIKE BUT GENEROUS CANADIAN TAXPAYERS.....SHAME ON CANADA...SHAME ON THE GAMES...WE HAVE ONLY ONE PLANET . . . .THE INCREASE IN AIR TRAVEL(FOR THE GAMES) WILL HELP PUT PLANET EARTH BEYOND THE TIPPING POINT OF CLIMATE CHAOS.

ALL CARS UGLY ?

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The pollution cars create is ugly, the pit mines dug for metal to make cars is ugly, the thousands of deaths from vehicle accidents every year are ugly, and the unlivable suburban sprawl neighborhoods designed with cars and freeways as being the sole mode of transit are ugly.

So tell me again, what car ISN'T ugly? (note: photo is from south korea)

CARS CAUSE CLIMATE CHAOS

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION = CARS . . . WHILE OTHERS WILL TRY TO SOFT PEDDLE THE COLLATERAL DAMAGING EFFECTS OF AUTOMOBILES ON THIS PLANET I AM NOW MORE CONVINCED THAN EVER THAT IT IS THE PRIMARY REASON PLANET EARTH IS ENDURING A CLIMATIC CRISIS...ONE BILLION CARS IN THE WORLD ..EACH CAR HAS AN AVERAGE 20 GALLON GAS TANK...WHICH IS USUALLY FILLED ONCE A WEEK =20,000,000,000 GALS.OF GAS 52 WEEKS A YEAR =1,040,000,000,000 GALLONS OF GAS PER YEAR . . . .GASOLINE ON COMBUSTION PRODUCES CARBON DIOXIDE (GREENHOUSE GAS)...=CLIMATE CHAOS..SIMPLE LOGIC...DEFORESTATION ALSO OCCURS WHEN NEW ROADWAYS ARE BULLDOZED THROUGH FARM FIELDS AND FORESTS...TREES ARE A NATURAL CARBON SINK WHICH ABSORBS CO2 AND GIVES OFF OXYGEN.

NUCLEAR :close call

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OOPS
Workers at Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant recently discovered two long-misaligned switches that could have created problems in an emergency.

http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/3503/diablo-canyon-had-an-undetected-problem-for-19-months-/

AN UNDETECTED PROBLEM (FOR 19 MONTHS)AT A NUCLEAR REACTOR POWER PLANT IN CALIFORNIA THAT COULD HAVE RESULTED IN A MELTDOWN HAPPENED RECENTLY AT A PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC FACILITY IN CALIFORNIA...YET ANOTHER REASON NOT TO BUILD MORE NUCLEAR REACTORS..CO2 POLLUTION, LEAKING TRITIUM LACED WATER RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE AND SKY ROCKETING COSTS ARE JUST SOME OF THE MANY PROBLEMS WITH NUCLEAR POWER.

CLIMATE CHANGE=FLU ?

I HAVE OBSERVED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS THE ERRATIC TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS ON THE SAME DAY AND OFTEN WITHIN HOURS...EXAMPLE: ONE MORNING TOOK A WALK TO GROCERY STORE WEATHER WAS SPRINGLIKE ..COMFORTABLE WEARING T-SHIRT ..FAST FORWARD SAME AFTERNOON...HAD 3 OR 4 LAYERS OF COATS AND SWEATERS AND WAS STILL COLD THROUGHOUT.THE EXTREME SEE SAW HOT/COLD TRIGGERS FLU SYMPTONS..IN MY OPINION...WELCOME TO CLIMATE CHANGE...A..WAKE UP CALL...IF U WANT TO SAVE THE PLANET DON'T BUY A CAR....BECOME A VEGETARIAN . . .REDUCE ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION...AND ONLY BUY NECESSATIES...TONITE IS MONTHLY EARTH HOUR.

DINOSAURS LIVE

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DINOSAURS HAVE BEEN EXTINCT 4 MILLLIONS OF YEARS BUT THANKS TO THE DINOSAURS THAT INHABIT THE U.S.GOVT.AND THE STATE OF DELAWARE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYERS MONEY IS GOING TO BE "INVESTED" IN THE SUNSET AUTO INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.AN OLD G.M. FACTORY IS TO BE CONVERTED TO PRODUCE ELECTRIC CARS..ELSEWHERE ON THIS BLOG ARE ARCHIVES OF POSTS THAT DESCRIBE IN DETAIL THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE DONE TO THIS PLANET BY MOTOR VEHICLES.ROADS,CO2(YES ELECTRIC CARS NEED POWER FROM NUCLEAR OR COAL WHICH PRODUCE CO2)...VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN WILL MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW.

CO2 SYMBOL

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. . . . .I WILL TRY IN AN UNSCIENTIFIC WAY TO EXPLAIN THE CARBON DIOXIDE SYMBOL PICTURED HERE . . .AND ITS RELATION TO THE 350 CAMPAIGN. . . . .IN THE ATMOSPHERE SURROUNDING PLANET EARTH THERE ARE MILLIONS OF GAS MOLECULES (OR PARTS AS IN PARTS PER MILLION P.P.M.)...BY RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENT SCIENTISTS HAVE DETERMINED THAT TO MAINTAIN A STABLE CLIMATE ON EARTH 350 MOLECULES(PARTS) IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF A MOLECULE THAT CONTAINS 2 OXYGEN ATOMS (WEIGHT=16 EACH) AND ONE CARBON ATOM (WEIGHT=12) . . .IN THE ATMOSPHERE. . . .PRESENTLY THE EARTH HAS CLOSE TO 390 PPM OF CO2.AND THE 350 CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO MAKE EVERY HUMAN ON THIS PLANET AWARE THAT THIS PLANET IS IN DANGER OF DESTRUCTION. . . .THERFORE IN ORDER TO SAVE THE PLANET WE NEED TO STOP BUYING/DRIVING CARS,REDUCE CONSUMPTION OF MEATS,ALSO REDUCE ELECTRICITY USE.THESE ARE PRIORITY ITEMS.OTHER THINGS MUST ALSO BE CURTAILED LIKE GENERAL CONSUMPTION OF CUNSUMER GOODS.

350 BRIDGE RALLY

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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/10/24/bc-cambie-bridge-climate-rally.html ....TRAFFIC WAS STOPPED AS THOUSANDS HELD A CLIMATE ACTION RALLY ON A VANCOUVER AREA BRIDGE SATURDAY,OCT 24 AS PART OF WORLD CLIMATE DAY (350 P.P.M.)(350 REFERS TO THE SAFE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE ATMOSPHERE) . . .FULL DETAILS ON CBC.CA OR CTV NEWS....ONLINE . . . . . . .PRESENTLY A READING OF NEAR 390 PPM HAS BEEN RECORDED FOR PLANET EARTH WHICH IS OVER THE STABLE THRESHHOLD...THE PURPOSE OF THE 350 RALLYS IS TO MAKE EVERYONE ON THE PLANET AWARE OF THE PRECARIOUS PROBLEM FACING EARTH IF WE DO NOT REDUCE PRODUCTION OF CO2 GASES...THE MAIN CULPRITS IN CLIMATE CHANGE.

ADDIS ABABA = OK

20,000 PEOPLE IN ADDIS ABABA,ETHIOPIA WITH MANY YOUNG STUDENTS STROLL THROUGH DOWNTOWN WITH 350PPM SIGNS ACCOMPANIED BY BACKGROUND RHYTHMIC MUSIC IN A PARADE,SHOW THE WORLD ONE WAY TO OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE ACTION DAY...OCTOBER 24-2009.

TIMES SQ.PREVIEW

NUCLEAR RABBITS

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/15/science/earth/15rabbit.html?_r=2........ . .IN A NEWS ARTICLE IN NEW YORK TIMES OCT 14-09,DESCRIBES THE RADIATION SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE LAND NEAR THE HANFORD NUCLEAR REACTOR IN WASHINGTON STATE . . . .BY OF ALL THINGS . . "RABBITS" . . . .READ ALL ABOUT IT ....AND . . . .SAY NO TO NUCLEAR . . .REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE INDUSTRY SPIN DOCTORS SAY. . . ..I WONDER IF THERE ARE ANY RABBITS IN THAT GLOW IN THE DARK NEAR PICKERING NUCLEAR POWER STATION,TORONTO,CANADA ?...JUST ASKING....PLEASE DON'T EAT THE RABBITS NEAR NUCLEAR STATIONS...YOU MIGHT GET CANCER.

THE BIG 350

THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER EVER IF U CARE ABOUT THE FATE OF PLANET EARTH .. . . 350 PARTICLES OF CARBON DIOXIDE OUT OF EVERY MILLION PARTICLES(MOLECULES) IS THE AMOUNT OF CO2 THAT WILL ALLOW A STABLE CLIMATE ON PLANET EARTH . . . .WE ARE ALREADY OVER 350 PPM AND CLOSER TO 390.....THE WHOLE PLANET MUST DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF CO2 BACK DOWN TO 350 OTHERWISE CLIMATE CHAOS WILL OCCUR AND THIS PLANET WILL BE UNINHABITABAL.

CARS=CLIMATE CHAOS

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ROUGHLY 1 BILLION CARS ARE ON PLANET EARTH TODAY....EACH CAR NEEDS APPROX. 20 GALLONS OF GAS PER WEEK..52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR.....20 BILLION GALLONS OF GAS MULTIPLY BY 52(WEEKS)= 1,040 BILLION GALLONS PER YEAR. . . . . . .EACH CAR NEEDS A PLACE TO PARK @ HOME AND @ STORE AND NEEDS A ROADWAY TO DRIVE ON . . . .MADE OUT OF CARBON INTENSIVE BLACKTOP OR CONCRETE . . .AND THE ROAD WILL GO THROUGH FERTILE FARMLAND OR GREEN VIRGIN FOREST ....NO MATTER...LAND WILL BE BULLDOZED INTO THE GROUND (MORE GAS USED) AND MUCH CO2 EMISSIONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE....(TO BE CONTINUED) . . . . . .note picture is from recent flood in the philipines. . . . . .(part of the climate chaos)

BEEF BANNED

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ap-japan-suspends-shipments-from-us-meat-plant-2009-10-10 . .. . . .. . . . . . JAPAN HAS BANNED SHIPMENTS OF BEEF FROM THE USA DUE TO A HEALTH ADVISERY FROM THE JAPANESE AGRICULTURE DEPT......MAYBE ITS A GOOD TIME TO SWITCH TO A VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE OR BETTER STLL A VEEGAN LIFESTYLE....FOR THE GOOD OF THE PLANET AND FOR HEALTH REASONS....FACTORY FARMING OF BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE DESTROY WATER SUPPLY AND LARGE FORESTS IN SOUTH AMERICA AND NORTH AMERICA,NOT TO MENTION GREENHOUSE GAS EMMISIONS AND EXCESSIVE ENERGY,TRANSPORTATION USE. . . .SO PLEASE PEOPLE . . . .REDUCE YOUR CONSUMPTION OF MEAT.note:the above photo is from a public demonstration last year (2008) in seoul south korea against beef imports.

IRAN ISOTOPES ?

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. . . . .YET ANOTHER REASON HAS BEEN FLOATED TO PROMOTE THE USE OF NUCLEAR REACTORS ALLEGEDLY TO PRODUCE ISOTOPES,THIS TIME BY IRAN....CANADA HAD ITS TURN TO PRODUCE THE MEDICAL ISOTOPES AND AFTER SPENDING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF TAXPAYERS DOLLARS AND STILL NOT ABLE TO FIX LEAKING REACTORS.THE GOVERNMENT WISELY DECIDED TO CLOSE THE CLALK RIVER NUCLEAR FACILITY....BUT IRAN IS ABOUT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES ALL OVER AGAIN....ALTERNATE NON NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SAFE MANUFACTURE OF MEDICAL ISOTOPES ARE AVAILABLE AT SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES AT A FRACTION OF THE COST AND WITHOUT THE TOXIC FALLOUT FROM NUCLEAR....HOPE IRAN RECONSIDERS THIS DANGEROUS PATH BEFORE IT BECOMES A BIGGER PROBLEM.

ACT OF GOD OR MAN

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MANY DISASTERS LIKE EARTHQUAKES,FLOODS,TORNADOS,HURRICANES HAVE BEEN AUTOMATICALLY LABELLED AS ACT OF GOD....AS IF SOME SUPER NATURAL FORCE WAS RESPONSIBLE.ON THE CONTRARY I BELIEVE THAT HUMAN ACTIVITY IS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE.ITS A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT TORNADOS OCCUR NEAR OIL/GAS INSTALLATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN USA NOTABLY TEXAS BUT ALSO IN NEAR BY STATES....THERE IS HUGE THERMAL POLLUTION GOING ON 24/7 NEAR A OIL REFINERY AND RELATED INDUSTRIES.COINCIDENCE ???? I THINK NOT...IN THE INDIAN OCEAN THERE IS UNDERWATER MINING OF OIL/GAS AND OTHER INDUSTRIES GOING ON ALL THE TIME TAKING OUT 1,000'S OF TONNES OF MINERALS INCLUDING OIL/GAS LEAVING UNSTABLE UNDERGROUND SPACES.COINCIDENTALLY EARTHQUQKES HAPPEN NEARBY.RECENT FLOODS IN INDIA LEFT 2,000,000 PEOPLE FORCED TO EVACUATE ....AND A TYPHOON IN JAPAN KNOCKED OUT BRIDGES,TRAINS AND ROADWAYS...AND A TORNADO IN TORONTO,CANADA(FIRST TIME EVER)....MY POINT AND OPINION IS : HUMAN ACTIVITY IS RESPONSIBLE.

THE AGE OF STUPID

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FROM AROUND 1900 A.D. TO THE PRESENT TIME . . . . .HUMAN CIVILIZATION EMBARKED ON A NEW AGE : THE AGE OF AUTOMOBILES . . . . .THE AGE OF FLIGHT . . . . . THE NUCLEAR AGE . . . .AND NOW WE FIND OUT FROM THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE . . .THE POTENTIAL DESTRUCTION OF THE PLANET EARTH. . . . ..WELCOME TO THE AGE OF STUPID.... . . .WHERE THE HUMAN SPECIES IS ON A TRAJECTORY OF SELF DESTRUCTION. . . . .IF . . .U . . .WANT TO SAVE THIS PLANET . . .DON'T BUY A CAR . . .NO MATTER IF ITS HYBRID,ELECTRIC OR WHATEVER. . . . .DON'T EAT MEAT....BECOME A VEGETARIAN . . . .OR BETTER STILL A VEGAN . . . .REUSE,REPAIR AND/ OR RECYCLE WHENEVER POSSIBLE . . . .BUY ONLY WHAT U NEED ...ONLY AS A LAST RESORT...PREFERABLE DON'T BUY . . .PERIOD...WE CANNOT GROW FOREVER DUE TO LIMITED RESOURCES . .AND FINALLY IF U WISH TO DESTROY THIS PLANET . . .KEEP ON DRIVING . . . .AND I'LL SEE U IN HELL.

NO NUKE RALLY

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http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/nuclear+power+rally/2066972/story.html
. . .IN YET ANOTHER CANADIAN PROVINCE (SASKATCHEWAN) . . .A PROTEST RALLY AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER TOOK PLACE SUNDAY....SO FAR PEOPLE IN ONTARIO,NEW BRUNSWICK AND EVEN ALBERTA HAVE VOICED STRONG . . . .OPPOSITION TO ANY PLANS FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS CITING A MULTITUDE OF REASONS...THE LINK ABOVE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE SASKATOON NEWSPAPER ARTICLE OCTOBER 5/09....PLEASE IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE PLANET TELL YOUR GOV'T . . .NOT . . . TO BUILD ANY NUCLEAR REACTORS.

ROME RALLY

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. . . . .AT A RALLY YESTERDAY IN ROME ,ITALY OVER 100,000 PEOPLE PROTESTED THE INCREASING LACK OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN ITALY AND THE MONOPOLISTIC POWER OF THE CURRENT PRIME MINISTER BERLESCONI . .http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/world/europe/04italy.html?_r=1

TIPS 2 SAVE PLANET

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. . . . . DON'T BUY A CAR . . . WHETHER ITS HYBRID OR ELECTRIC...THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE DONE BY THESE MOTOR VEHICLES REMAINS THE SAME.......HYBRIDS STILL NEED PAVED/CONCRETE ROADS (HEAVY CO2 POLLUTION) AND BRIDGES. . . .(INCREASED TAXES FOR ALL EVEN IF WE DON'T HAVE CARS).....NEW ROADS OR EXPANSION WILL DESTROY TREES AND FERTILE FARNLAND........ALSO ANOTHER TIP....2...SAVE THE PLANET . . . . .DON'T EAT MEAT.....BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE NEED EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF WATER,PASTURE, GRAIN FEED,TRANSPORTATION AND REFRIGERATION . . . .BECOME A VEGETARIAN OR BETTER STILL A VEEGAN . . . .ITS GOOD FOR THE PLANET AND ALSO FOR YOUR HEALTH. . ..note:above photo is of a community garden in toronto,canada....grow your own vegatables ..another tip on saving the planet.

NUCLEAR REVIVAL ?

. . . . Nuclear revival may not arrive on schedule
Charlotte Business Journal

September 4, 2009

By John Downey

As Duke Energy considers as much as a three-year delay in building the proposed Lee Nuclear Station, there are signs that the approval process for AP1000 — the reactor chosen for Lee and most new plants planned in the Southeast — may fall off schedule. At issue is certification of the reactor design for Plant Vogtle, the dual-reactor plant being built in Georgia by the Southern Co. The power industry hopes to cut licensing and construction times — and thus save money — by building plants on a few standardized reactor models. The idea is that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission can certify one standard reactor model for a plant and then subsequent plants using the same model will not need to get new certifications.

Westinghouse blamed
Vogtle is the lead plant for the wave that will be built on the AP1000. So a delay, if significant, could affect plants planned in Florida, South Caroli…

DUST STORMS

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. . . . .DUST STORMS IN AUSTRALIA.....URANIUM MINES.....AND . . . . CLIMATE CHANGE....CONNECT THE DOTS AND YOU WILL DISCOVER THERE IS A CONNECTION . . . . .LARGE OPEN PIT URANIUM MINES HAVE THOUSANDS OF TONNES OF TAILINGS OR DEBRIS FROM THEIR OPERATION WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY GET WASHED AWAY IN THE HEAVY RAINS TO RIVER BEDS AND LATER IN A PERIOD OF DROUGHT AND A GUSTY WIND WILL END UP ACROSS THE CONTINENTS AS DUST STORMS ......STILL WANT NUCLEAR POWER ? ? URANIUM IS USED IN NUCLEAR REACTORS AROUND THE WORLD TO PRODUCE POWER . . . .BUT AT WHAT COST ? ? ASK THE PEOPLE DOWNWIND FROM THE DUST STORMS.....DAMAGE IS SPREAD THROUGHT THE AREA AT AIRPORTS,ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SPORTS AND FARMING AND HEALTH EFFECTS....BE AWARE ...SAY NO TO NUCLEAR POWER.http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/dust-storm-pollution-500-times-normal-level/1631799.aspx

WORLD NO CAR DAY SEPT22

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. . . . CELEBRATE . . . .WORLD CAR FREE DAY . . . .TUESDAY . . . SEPT 22-09 BY GETTING RID OF YOUR CAR. . . . .IF ..U...WANT 2..SAVE...THIS PLANET..FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. . . . . .HOWEVER IF U WANT 2 ..DESTROY IT....KEEP ON DRIVING.

NOISE POLLUTION 2

. . .SIRENS,AMBULANCE,FIRE TRUCKS,POLICE . . .I KNOW THAT THIS IS A DELICATE TOPIC...BUT IT MUST BE AIRED . . . . .THE PERPONDERANCE OF VERY LOUD SIRENS FROM THESE EMERGENCY VEHICLES IS GOING OUT OF CONTROL IN MY OPINION....THINK OF THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS THAT MAY BE CAUSED AT TRAFFIC INTERSECTIONS...ALSO THINK ABOUT THE DAMAGE TO HEARING THAT HAPPENS...IT HAS BECOME SO ROUTINE IN A CITY LIKE TORONTO THAT PEOPLE SHEEPISHLY ACCEPT THAT THIS IS A NORMAL PART OF LIFE IN THE CITY...IT SHOULD NOT BE....VEHICULER TRAFFIC IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES......Y ..NOT BAN..ALL NON EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM CITY STREETS ?...YOUR COMMENTS ARE WELCOME.

TAR SANDS SEPT 16/09

. . . . . WHILE THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS . . . .LIVES UP TO ITS DIRTY POLLUTION REPUTATION...LET US NOT FORGET THAT THERE WOULD BE NO NEED FOR A TAR SANDS INDUSTRY . . . . . . IF THE AUTO INDUSTRY STOPPED MAKING MOTOR VEHICLES....IT IS REALLY THE AUTO INDUSTRY THAT CREATES THE DEMAND . . . . .FOR TAR SANDS OIL...SO PLEASE, EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAVE THE PLANET . . . DO NOT BUY A CAR . . .NO MATTER HOW SLICK THOSE . . . .NAUSEATING CAR COMMERCIALS ARE.

SASK. REJECTS NUCLEAR

Most oppose nuclear power in Sask., report says
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | 10:17 AM CT Comments29Recommend11.
CBC News
The Future of Uranium public consultation report released Tuesday has thrown cold water on proposals to expand the nuclear industry in Saskatchewan.

The report from consultation chair Dan Perrins says most Saskatchewan people who attended meetings and sent letters to him during the summer do not want a nuclear power plant, a nuclear waste disposal facility, or any expansion of the nuclear industry.
. . . AS REPORTED ON CBC NEWS TODAY....

WIND FARM

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. . . . .The following day, we pedalled down some country roads to have a look at the wind turbines on the island. There are 86 wind turbines, in one of Ontario’s largest wind farms.

The blades whirl slowly, high above farmers’ fields. They generate power for people on the mainland, and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits for farmers and the township. Now the islanders are debating what to do with the extra income.
.. .. . ..this is an exerpt from the pedal for the planet people biking their way to ottawa,ontario....along the way they stopped at this wind turbine farm on wolfe island near kingston...read the full story on http://www.sierraclub.com

vote chris chopik

. . . .in the st paul's district election for mpp (toronto canada)on election day september 17-2009....why not ? forget about the dinasour political parties...vote the new green party candidate....chris chopik.

ST PAUL'S (ONT) ELECTION

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. . . .IN A QUESTIONAIRE HANDED TO THE MAIN CANDIDATES IN THE ONTARIO BY ELECTION . . . .NDP AND GREEN PARTY DID NOT SUPPORT NEW NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION IN ONTARIO....THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE DID NOT REPLY . . . .THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE DR ERIC HOSKINS IMPLIED THAT A NUCLEAR INDUSTRY BAILOUT FROM OTTAWA WOULD BE WELCOME...AND BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ONTARIO......MOST THINKING PEOPLE IN ONTARIO DISAGREE WITH THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE AS INDICATED BY THE LONG STRUGGLE TO HALT CONSTRUCTION AT DARLINGTON THIS PAST SUMMER. . . . .UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THE FEDERAL CANDIDATE HAS ALREADY STATED IN A SPEECH IN SAINT JOHN ,NEW BRUNSWICK THAT HE(IGNATIEFF) WOULD SUPPORT A FEDERAL BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUT FOR THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY....OBVIOUSLY BOTH THE PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT ARE MIS INFORMED ABOUT THE HIGH ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST TO PLANET EARTH AND DON'T SEEM TO CARE...PLEASE DON'T VOTE FOR THEM IF YOU VALUE CLEAN AIR WATER,ETC.

NOISE POLLUTION

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...TAKE A WALK ALONG ANY STREET IN THE CITY...BIRDS ARE CHIRPING...SKY IS BLUE...THEN SUDDENLY A DEAFENING SOUND OF SOME MAN MADE MONSTER MACHINE LIKE THIS PHOTO OF A MOTORIZED STREET VACUMM MACHINE ON THE STREETS OF TORONTO CANADA.. . .WHILE THEY MAY TRY TO CLEAN THE STREET LITTER THEY ALSO POLLUTE THE AIR WITH THEIR POWERFUL GAS GUZZLING MOTORS,NOT TO MENTION THE VERY,VERY LOUD LEVEL OF NOISE POLLUTION..AS YOU TRY TO AVOID THIS NOISE YOU ENCOUNTER A NOISEY LEAFBLOWER WHICH CAN BE HEARD FROM A DISTANCE OF 2 OR 3 BLOCKS AWAY,MEANWHILE ANOTHER NOISE POLLUTER A GAS OR ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER,AND CONSTRUCTION OR ROAD PAVING EQUIPMENT COMPETE FOR YOUR EARS ATTENTION AND FINALLY LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE FAST,FAST NOISEY CAR,BUS, STREETCAR OR DUMPTRUCK TRAFFIC.THIS IS LIFE ? ? IN THE CITY...WHY ARE ALL THESE MACHINES USED INSTEAD OF PUSH LAWNMOWERS,MANUAL LABOURERS TO CLEAN THE STREET (AND CURE UNEMPLOYMENT) AND AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON LEAFBLOWERS.

FOREST FIRES

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. . . . .what are the causes of forest fires ??there are many possible reasons but in the last 10 or 20 years ther seems to be a regular pattern that leads me to think that the gradual effects of climate change is the root cause....what do U think ??

WORLD CAR FREE DAY SEPT 22

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............PHOTO SHOWS HIGHWAY 401 NORTH OF TORONTO,CANADA.......WITHOUT CARS.....YIPEE.

TAR SANDS POSTER

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. . . . . . . . . .THE ABOVE PHOTO WAS TAKEN DURING A . . .DIE IN . . IN TORONTO ,CANADA,AUGUST 24-2009 IN FRONT OF A NEW ROYAL BANK OF CANADA BRANCH ....MANY ACTIVISTS WERE INVOLVED IN THE STREET DEMONSTRATION WHERE THEY ALL PRETENDED TO BE DEAD ON THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE BANK....THE ROYAL BANK MASCOT (PICTURED ABOVE) WAS SUITABLY DECORATED FOR THE OCASSION...IT IS A FACT THAT MOST CHARTERED BANKS IN CANADA INVEST LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY(BILLIONS) IN THE DIRTY TAR SANDS OIL INDUSTRY WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST DAMAGING (ENVIRONMENT).....SAVING ACOUNTS OF MILLIONS OF CANADIANS ARE USED IN THIS WAY WHOSE ONLY MOTIVE IS TO MAKE A BIG MONETARY RETURN REGARDLESS OF THE CONSEQUENCES TO THE AIR,WATER,LAND OR PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE MISFORTUNE TO LIVE NEARBY OR EVEN FAR OFF PLACES WILL STILL FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THIS RUNAWAY DIRTY RESOURCE EXTRACTION INDUSTRY.....DO YOU . . .KNOW WHERE YOUR SAVING OR CHEQUING ACOUNT MONEY IS GOING ?

AIR TRAVEL WAKE UP

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.....AND SMELL THE EXHAUST FROM THE JET ENGINES......THE MONTH OF JULY 2009 SAW A 21 PERCENT DROP IN AIR PASSENGER TRAVEL REVENUE COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD OF 2008....THIS IS AN UNMISTAKABLE TREND THAT CANNOT BE DENIED BY THE SPIN DOCTORS..IT IS THE 9TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF DECLINE FOR THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY..AND LONG OVERDUE...SINCE THIS INDUSTRY IS MAJOR POLLUTER OF OUR SKIES.... PEOPLE ARE NOW ADAPTING TO THE NEW REALITY THAT AIR TRAVEL IS NOT ESSENTIAL TO LIFE ON EARTH BUT A LUXURY THAT HAS SERIOUS NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE PLANET.

WAKE UP PEOPLE . .

. . . . . . . .AND SMELL THE EXHAUST....THERE ARE 1 BILLION MOTOR VEHICLES ON THE ROADS ON PLANET EARTH TODAY AND THEIR COMBINED CO2 EMISSIONS IS CREATING SEVERE CLIMATE PROBLEMS . . . .BY NOW MOST PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF THE TERRIBLE ECOLOGY DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY MOTOR VEHICLES AND COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION THROUGH FERTILE FARMLAND,FORESTS AND OVER RIVERS(BRIDGES)...IT'S TIME TO REDUCE OUR DEPENDENCE ON THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL, RESOURCE DEPLETING, DESTRUCTIVE AUTO INDUSTRY PRODUCT....SEE HTTP://WWW.350.ORG FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE PROBLEM AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.

INDIA NUCLEAR SAFETY

What's the real situation? It is true that there has not been an accident, leading to core meltdown and radiation exposures. But, the fact remains that several minor accidents have happened in the past. These accidents range from leaks of oil to complete loss of power in the reactors causing all safety systems to be disabled.

Let us look at some of the accidents. The accidents at Tarapur, Madras and Rajasthan plants were due to non-compliance with safety standards. According to the mandatory standards of operation, each reactor is supposed to have an independent emergency core-cooling system. But, in practice, one cooling system was being shared between two reactors. The investigators were astonished to find that the reactors at Madras and Rajasthan had been operating without backup pumps to continue smooth operation. The plants had to be shut down as whenever the operating pumps were disabled by external factors such as fluctuations in the grid.

A study by India's Atomic…

U.N.MEET BONN 2009-AUG

. .. . . . . . . . LISTEN TO HIS WORDS VERY,VERY CAREFULLY AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT . . . . . . IT . . .DOES . . .AND SO DOES THE FATE OF PLANET EARTH.

CHINA SUICIDE

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. . . . .BY PAMPERING OR PANDERING TO THE GLUTENOUS AUTO INDUSTRY CHINA IS COMMITING ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC SUICIDE........IF IT WAS ONLY ITSELF THAT WAS HARMED ITS BAD ENOUGH BUT THE OVERLY GENEROUS USE OF GOVERNMENT "STIMULUS" MONEY TO BAIL OUT THIS UNSTAINABLE, REDUNDANT AND SOON OBSOLETE AUTO INDUSTRY IS THE WORST WAY TO CURE (?)THE ECONOMY.....PEOPLE IN HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CASH BAILOUT OF THE AUTO COMPANIES SHOULD BE BRANDED AS CRIMINALS AND TREATED AS SUCH....MANY PEOPLE IN CHINA ARE JUST AS DISGUSTED AS MYSELF TO SEE A GREAT COUNTRY LIKE CHINA ADOPT THIS DESTRUCTIVE AUTOMOBILE LIFESTYLE....WE HOPE SANITY PREVAILS SOON IN CHINA.

CAR OWNERS "WAKE UP"

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. . . . . ..AND SMELL THE EXHAUST . . . .THE MOTOR VEHICLE YOU ARE DRIVING . . . . . IS A GAS GUZZLING.....DYSFUNCTIONAL.... . . .EARTH DESTROYING... . . . .METAL/PLASTIC MOBILE MONSTER . . . .AND SHOULD BE ABANDONED , , , , , ,AT THE EARLIEST CONVENIENCE. . . . .IN ORDER TO SAVE PLANET EARTH . . .AND ITS REMAINING RESOURCES . . . . . OF WHICH YOUR VEHICLE IS DEVOURING.

CAR MAKERS"WAKE UP"

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.....AND SMELL THE EXHAUST.....BY NOW YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE DAMAGE YOUR PRODUCT ...MOTOR VEHICLES...IS DOING TO THE PLANET IN SO MANY WAYS,SMOG, RESOURCE DEPLETION.GREENHOUSE GAS EMMISIONS,ET....ETC...ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME YOU RECONSIDERED YOUR PROIRITIES AND STOP MAKING MORE EARTH DESTROYING PRODUCTS ?

EARTHQUAKE JAPAN

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. . . . A powerful earthquake has shaken Tokyo and its surrounding areas, killing at least one person and forcing the shutdown of two nuclear reactors. . . . . . . . . . .The Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka immediately shut down two reactors after the quake, operator Chubu Electric Power Co. said. . . . . . . the shutdown process FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR IS A LONG AND COMPLICATED PROCESS ....ITS NOT A MATTER OF FLICKING OFF A LIGHT SWITCH....SO THESE 2 REACTORS WILL NOT BE SUPPLYING POWER FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

CAR DEALERS "WAKE UP"

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. . . . .AND SMELL THE EXHAUST. . . . .BY NOW MOST CAR DEALERS ARE AWARE OF THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE EARTHS ENVIRONMENT BY THE PRODUCTS YOU SELL NAMELY MOTOR VEHICLES...ISN'T IT TIME TO RECONSIDER YOUR PRIORITIES AND STOP PROMOTING A PRODUCT THAT IS DESTROYING THE PLANET ?

CLIMATE WARRIORS

. . . . . . .THIS VIDEO SPEAKS VOLUMES...NO ONE CAN CLAIM TO BE UN INFORMED ABOUT THE STATE AND FRAGILE URGENCY OF THE BATTLE TO SAVE THE PLANET AFTER SEEING THIS VIDEO BY GREENPEACE WITH COURAGEOUS ACTIONS TO IDENTIFY THE CULPRITS IN CARBON EMISSIONS.

H1NI (SWINE FLU)

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........IT HAS BEEN SEVERAL MONTHS SINCE THE H1N1 FLU VIRUS APPEARED FIRST IN MEXICO THEN SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BY OUR FAST MOVING JET SETTERS...NOW one hopes that some sanity might prevail with these frequent flyers AND MAYBE THEY MIGHT JUST REDUCE THEIR TRAVELLING WAYS FOR THE GOOD OF THE PLANET EARTH TO WHICH WE ALL BELONG AND SHOULD ALL TRY TO PRESERVE....IF IT TAKES A DISEASE TO DO IT SO BE IT.. . .(PHOTO IS FROM A CITY IN WEST INDIA OF 1000 PEOPLE WAITING IN A LINE TO BE TESTED FOR THE H1N1 VIRUS AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL)

XEROX NOT GREEN

. . . . . . . . . . .THIS IS VIDEO OF FOREST DESTRUCTION BY XEROX THE PHOTO COPY COMPANY THAT INSISTS ON USING BOREAL FOREST LUMBER FOR ALL THEIR PRINTING NEEDS . . . . . . IT IS THE LARGEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD IN THIS FIELD AND SO FAR HAS NOT SEEN THE NEED TO PREVENT CLEAR CUTTING ...IT SHOULD BE REMINDED THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR FROM A CORPORATE CITIZEN....ABITIBI IS THEIR SOURCE FOR ALL THEIR PRINTING PAPER WHICH COME FROM TREES CLEAR CUT OUT OF INTACT BOREAL FORESTS IN QUEBEC.

NUCLEAR PLANT ACCIDENT

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. . . . . . . . . . .The Krümmel nuclear plant near Hamburg: The reactor had to be shut down on July 4 following a short circuit in a transformer.

It was already awkward enough for Vattenfall that the accident, which resembled a similar breakdown two years ago, occurred after it had spent €300 million ($420 million) upgrading the plant. As in the 2007 incident, this time there was also a short circuit in a transformer. The reactor, which had just been started up, quickly had to be shut down again on Saturday, July 4. . . . . . . . . . . . ....

FULL DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE @ THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE OF SPIEGEL MAGAZINE.GERMANY . . . .http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,635788,00.html ,,,SPECIAL NOTE: TO AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE....THINK...BEFORE ...BUILDING ANY NUCLEAR REACTORS OR STARTING ANY URANIUM MINES,,,THE PLANET'S FUTURE IS AT STAKE.

Züfle was also forced to admit that the accident in the nuclear power plant was more serious than previously known. In addition to the trans…

NUCLEAR CANCELLED

Bruce Power has dropped plans to build new reactors in Ontario's Bruce County, the company said Thursday.

The company said it has opted to focus on refurbishing its Bruce A and B reactor units at its site about 250 kilometres northwest of Toronto on Lake Huron.

The company also said it will withdraw its application to build reactors in Nanticoke, on Lake Erie, citing declining provincial energy demand.

"These are business decisions unique to Ontario and reflect the current realities of the market," said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power's president and chief executive officer.
. . . . . . .THIS NEWS EXERPT FROM CBC TV ON LINE DATED FRIDAY,JULY 24,2009 . . . . .HOPE THE PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA MAKE NOTE OF THIS NEWS UPDATE FROM ONTARIO,CANADA. . . . . .THE TREND NOW IS AWAY FROM NUCLEAR POWER AND THE MOMENTUM IS EVEN MORE STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

ATTENTION AUSTRALIA

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......PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA WILL BE INUNDATED IN THE COMING MONTHS BY SOME HIGH PRICED MEDIA HYPE FROM THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY......PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF THE ENVIRONMENT DO NOT LET THEM BAMBOOZLE YOU INTO THINKING THAT NUCLEAR IS A CLEAN SOURCE OF ELECTRIC POWER.......IT IS NOT . . .THE LIFE CYCLE OF NUCLEAR REACTORS EMITS HUGE AMOUNTS OF POLLUTION INTO THE AIR,LAND AND WATER...JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SEE A URANIUM MINE(REMOTE LOCATION) DOES NOT MEAN IT IS NON POLLUTING...FOR EXAMPLE THE RECENT APPROVAL OF THE BEVERLY MINE SITE HAS URANIUM ORE 600FEET TO 700FEET BELOW GROUND LEVEL....OPEN PIT MINING WILL BE USED FOR EXTRACTION...THIS IS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE METHOD TO THE ENVIRONMENT....LARGE GARGANTUAN TRUCKS AND EQUIPMENT ALONE WILL PRODUCE TONNES OF GREENHOUSE GAS (CO2) FROM DIESEL AND ENGINES...ALL TOPSOIL HAS TO BE BULLDOZED AWAY IN ORDER TO GET THE URANIUM ORE A DEPTH OF , , , , , 650 FEET . . . . .STRONG CHEMICALS ARE USED TO SEPERATE THE ORE AND MOUNTAINS OF RADIOACTIVE DI…

SWINE FLU (H1N1) SPREAD

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. . . . .after many months in the media headlines,there is no indication that this virus is subsiding....on the contrary ...it appears to be spreading as shown in this photo from Beijing,China...a tennis player with a face mask during a game must be slightly uncomfortable . . .but is a sign of the times.

URANIUM: DIRTY INDUSTRY

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Uranium export is the first step to war

* Helen Caldicott
* July 18, 2009

Currently, Russia and America possess 97 per cent of the 23,000 to 26,000 nuclear weapons in the global arsenal. It is therefore imperative that these nuclear superpowers take the lead in nuclear disarmament; otherwise they will have no moral authority to preach to or police other countries about their nuclear arsenals.

The agreement also does not address the proposed enlargement of NATO to the borders of Russia, nor does it tackle the US missile defence systems slated to be deployed in Poland and Czechoslovakia, countries that once were in the Soviet orbit. The Russians are understandably annoyed about these moves and if these problems are not resolved it will be difficult for Obama to coax Russia to co-operate.

Another outstanding and irrational aspect of the nuclear nightmare, which directly promotes lateral proliferation of nuclear weapons, is rarely addressed by national leaders, including Prime Minister…

ELECTRIC CAR NOT GREEN

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ontario-looks-to-jolt-electric-car-market/article1218649/.................in the above news item the ontario gonernment is about to embark on another foolish idea to prop up an obsolete car industry that is wrecking this planet we call earth ....any car.... a 4 wheeled metal and plastic 2 tonne mobile energy guzzling monstrousity is NOT a friend of the environment....these socalled green cars still do enormous damage to the earth using scarce resources with paved roads criss-crossing the planet through forests,farmfields using nuclear energy which by itself is very destructive in its life cycle ...where is mcguinty's advice coming from,,,,the ford motor company ??.bad advice ....bad decision.

PORK BAILOUT ?

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. . . . . http://calgaryherald.com/news/Pork+industry+presses+million/1781885/story.html . . . . . . www.calgaryherald.com/news/pork . . . . in the above news item the pork industry is asking for a 800 million dollar bailout.....whether it is justified time will tell........but the industry has to look at its factory farm operations real closely and revise it's present production methods where pigs are treated like metal widgets in a fast moving production line.....these are living creatures and should be treated as such..and not subject to torture in crowded ,stuffy smelly pens with no opportunity to move and injected with growth hormones,antibiotics and other indignities....their ultimate destiny is the dinner plate but one hopes these creatures enjoys natural settings with fresh water sunshine and freedom to move about in the open air prior to their demise......also it is worth noting that demand will decrease for pork as people realize the better benefits of a newer l…

HEAT SHUTS DOWN NUCLEAR

FRANCE IMPORTS UK ELECTRICITY AFTER HEATWAVE SHUTS DOWN POWER.

Britain is exporting significant amounts of electricity to France after the summer heatwave put one third of the country's nuclear reactors out of action. With temperatures in France soaring above 30 degrees Celsius this week, reactors at state-owned EDF are generating their lowest amount of electricity in six years, forcing the French producer to turn to Britain for additional supplies. A spokesman for National Grid said that electricity flows from Britain to France during peak periods yesterday were as high as 1,000 megawatts, which is roughly equivalent to the output of the Dungeness nuclear power plant on the Kent coast.

...IN THIS NEWS ITEM FROM FORBES MAGAZINE AND REUTERS DATED JULY 3-2009 MAJOR FLAWS ARE REVEALED IN NUCLEAR REACTOR OPERATION......INLAND WATER SOURCES SUCH AS RIVERS AND LAKES ARE USED ROUTINELY TO DISCHARGE HEATED WATER FROM A NUCLEAR REACTOR.....ONLY PROBLEM A HEAT WAVE LIKE THE ONE IN FRANCE R…

INDIA ON CLIMATE CHANGE

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNation/India-wont-accept-emission-reduction-target-period-says-Jairam-Ramesh/articleshow/4722824.cms ......... . . . .

INDIA'S MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT SAYS INDIA WILL NOT COMMIT TO EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS ,PERIOD....FULL NEWS ITEM @ ABOVE LINK DATED JULY 1,2009

EARTHQUAKE AND NUCLEAR

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WHEN MOTHER NATURE COLLIDES WITH MAN MADE OBJECTS GUESS WHO WINS ? ?...IN THE ABOVE PHOTO TAKEN AFTER A LARGE QUAKE HIT JAPAN IN 2008 RADIOACTIVE HAZARDOUS WASTE FROM A NUCLEAR REACTOR SITE IS SCATTERED BY THE FORCE FROM THE EARTH QUAKE....THINK ...BEFORE BUILDING MORE REACTORS....BETTER STILL HALT ALL NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION...DON'T TAKE CHANCES WITH MOTHER NATURE..HER ARSENAL INCLUDES TORNADOS,HURRICANES,QUAKES,LONG DROUGHTS ,(REACTORS NEED MUCH WATER)FOREST FIRES AND MUCH MORE.

TORNADO VERSUS NUCLEAR

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This could have gone really, really badly. A tornado hit a nuclear research reactor on the Kansas State University campus last week. Though the tornado flattened other buildings on the campus, including the Wind Erosion Laboratory, the reactor was untouched. Luckily, someone had the forethought to shut the thing down properly earlier in the day.

From Reuters:

The tornado caused extensive damage to the building, but no damage to the reactor, which had been shut down properly earlier in the day, the university said.

The reactor is located in Manhattan in Riley County, about 120 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri.

Because of the event, the university declared an alert, which is the second lowest of the NRC’s four emergency classifications.

There are more than 30 operating research and test reactors in the United States, according to the NRC’s website.
. . . . .THIS NEWS ITEM FROM REUTERS JUNE 21-2009 .. . . . . .LUCKY THIS TIME ...BUT THE TORNADO SEASON HAS JUST BEGUN. . .NEXT TIME ....MAYB…

1000 DEAD SALMON:BC

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - A chemical spill in a B.C. creek has killed nearly 1,000 salmon.

The fish died in Hyde Creek in Port Coquitlam, east of Vancouver, and the city says it will consider charges if it can trace the source of the spill.
........IT APPEARS IT HAPPENED NEAR A DEVELOPEMENT AT BURKE MOUNTAIN.....CANADIAN PRESS NEWS ITEM JUNE 24-2009.

UNITED AGAINST NUCLEAR

GATHERING TOGETHER TO CREATE A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE

The Network ‘SORTIR DU NUCLEAIRE’ is currently the main French antinuclear coalition, with a membership of 841 organizations and 26072 individual subscribers.
It is completely independent, entirely funded by donations and the subscriptions from its members.

Since 1997, 841 organizations have joined our Network “Sortir du nucléaire”.

Our mission is to unite everyone concerned with phasing out nuclear power.
Only by combining our efforts can we build up enough strength to achieve concrete results.

Our goal is to convince France to phase out nuclear power generation by :
rethinking its energy policy
improving the efficiency of electricity use
developing alternative and sustainable generation scenarios.

ALL OVER THE WORLD PEOPLE ARE UNITING AGAINST THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR POWER ..EVEN IN FRANCE WHERE IT IS DOMINANT PEOPLE ARE JOINING IN OPPOSITION AS SEEN IN THE ABOVE ARTICLE...LETS JOIN IN THIS WORLD WIDE effort for a clean green energy fut…

WORDS OF WISDOM

What should we do with our car company?

June 12, 2009 - If you’re a Canadian taxpayer, you’re now the proud part owner of a failing automobile company, thanks to the federal and Ontario governments. They’re generously giving General Motors $10.5 billion of your money for an 11.7 per cent share in the company.

Former CIBC World Markets chief economist Jeff Rubin calls it an “investment in obsolescence.” The author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization, recently told the Tyee news website, “We should be investing in the future, not the past, making a huge capital investment to build buses and public transit.”


He’s not alone in his thinking. South of the border, where the U.S. government is giving GM a whopping $50 billion for a 60 per cent share of the company, filmmaker Michael Moore wrote, “The only way to save GM is to kill GM" . . . . ..THESE ARE JUST 2 OPINIONS OF NOTE THAT SHOULD GET CONSIDERATION BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC....AFTE…

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IN THIS . . . . "WWW.LEMMING5.BLOGSPOT.COM...SOAPBOX" . . . BLOG THERE ARE MANY POSTS OF WHICH MOST PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE . . . .THEY ONLY CHOOSE ONE POST AND MOVE ON...BUT ANY ONE WHO WANTS TO DO SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH INTO A SUBJECT CAN EASILY ACCESS IT BY USING THE BUILT IN SEARCH ENGINE LOCATED AT THE TOP PART OF THE HOME PAGE . . . .SIMPLY TYPE IN A KEY SUBJECT WORD FOR EXAMPLE "CO2" AND THE SEARCH WILL BRING OUT INSTANTLY ALL THE RELEVANT POSTS THAT HAVE THE SUBJECT WORD . . . . . .THERE ARE OVER 700 POSTS ON THIS BLOG ON MANY SUBJECTS....FOR INSTANCE "CAR",ALSO "NUCLEAR" AND MANY OTHER WORDS.......SO FEEL FREE TO USE IT AND LEARN. . .. . .THANKS TO GOOGLE FOR PROVIDING THIS SERVICE.

MEDICAL ISOTOPES

.........MEDICAL ISOTOPES USED TO DIAGNOSE AND ALLEGEDLY CURE CANCER IS BEING USED BY THE NUCLEAR LOBBY GROUPS TO PRESSURE THE GOV'T TO ALLOCATE MORE BAILOUT MONEY TO THAT GOLD PLATED INDUSTRY....WHERE THE CEO OF AN ONTARIO POWER COMPANY(NUCLEAR) GETS PAID 3.5 MILLION $ A YEAR....THATS JUST A START....THEY WANT 26 BILLION MORE TO CONSTRUCT 2 MORE NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS WITH COST OVERRUNS TO BE PASSED ON TO THE TAXPAYERS....FORGET ABOUT THE RADIOACTIVE TRITIUM LEAKS THAT OCCUR ROUTINELY...AND THE TONNES OF CO2 EMMITED FROM THE MINING AND MILLING OF URANIUM ORE....AND THE FACT THAT REACTORS ARE THE CAUSE OF MANY CANCERS DUE TO LEAKS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE AND POLLUTION OF NEARBY WATER SUPPLYS.......SAY ...NO TO NUCLEAR ONTARIO AND CANADA FOR THESE AND MANY OTHER REASONS...PLEASE...JUST DO IT.

PERU PROTESTS

Protesters point out that these decrees violate indigenous rights, discourage environmental protection of the Peruvian rainforest and open the way for an unprecedented expansion of new transnational petroleum, mining, logging and plantation agriculture. Indigenous leaders are calling for international solidarity to safeguard the Amazon, 72 per cent of which is already leased for petroleum exploration and extraction, almost half of it by Canadian companies.

One Canadian company that will benefit directly from this rollback of indigenous rights is the Alberta-based petrochemical firm Petrolifera. The Peruvian government recently signed an agreement with Petrolifera to explore land inhabited by one of the world's last uncontacted tribes –- a decision that the Instituto del Bien Comun has appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights .. . . . . . NOTE: FOR FULL STORY GO TO WWW.RABBLE.CA

TRITIUM LEAK

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Canada’s nuclear reactors routinely release radioactive tritium into the atmosphere, lakes and rivers. All radiation releases increase risks of cancer and birth defects. Tritium is dangerous because it bonds with oxygen to create radioactive water. It can move as water into any cell in the body and accumulate in DNA, where it does its damage from close range. . . . . . . . . . . . .note: for more information on this subject please contact sierra club of canada.

RAIN FOREST RIOTS

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. . . . .IN PERU WHERE SCORES OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND WOUNDED. . . .THE EXACT NUMBER IS UNCERTAIN AS IT HAPPENED ON REMOTE PARTS OF PERU NEAR THE BRAZILLIAN BORDER.THE CONFLICT IS BETWEEN THOUSANDS OF MOSTLY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE PERU MILITARY.........PERU'S CENTRAL GOVERNMENT RECENTLY SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE RAIN FOREST REGION TO FOREIGN OIL AND MINING COMPANIES AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA.

TRITIUM LEAK ILLINOIS

. . ..By SOPHIA TAREEN – 3 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A tritium leak was found during routine monitoring of Exelon Corp.'s nuclear power plant, but contaminated water was contained to the property and did not pose a public health threat, company officials said Monday.

Testing at the Dresden plant, near the town of Morris about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, found tritium levels of 3.2 million picocuries per liter of water in a monitoring well, storm drains and concrete vault. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's limit for drinking water is 20,000 picocuries per liter.
. . . . . . . NOTE . . .THE HEALTH . . . . .SAFETY LEVEL FOR WATER . . . . COMPARED TO . . . . . . THE ASTRONOMICAL LEVEL OF TRITIUM . . . . . THAT LEAKED FROM THIS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT .. . . ..NOT A HEALTH THREAT ?? . . . . .STILL WANT NUCLEAR POWER ?...NO THANKS....TRITIUM IS KNOWN TO ALTER DNA . . . . .AND CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS AND CANCER.

WHY WASTE WATER ?

WHEN PEOPLE TAKE A BATH OR WASH DISHES OR LAUNDRY......THE LEFTOVER WATER IS THEN FLUSHED DOWN THE DRAIN......AN OLD HABIT....BUT THERE IS A BETTER WAY I THINK .THIS "USED WATER" IS CALLED GRAY WATER AND CAN BE RECYCLED QUITE EASILY BY USING IT TO FLUSH THE TOILET INSTEAD OF USING NEW CLEAN WATER . .. . .WATER IN MOST CASES IS DELIVERED TO THE TAP BY A MUNICIPAL PUMPING SYSTEM WHICH REQUIRES VERY LARGE ELECTRIC MOTORS TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT PRESSURE.THIS USES ELECTRICITY FROM EITHER A DIRTY COAL OR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WHICH IN TURN WILL PRODUCE POLLUTION AND SOME HEAT IN THE GENERATING PROCESS....SO BY HAVING A BUCKET HANDY IN THE BATHROOM YOU TOO CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET . . . ..THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF HOMES OUT THERE ...AND IF EVERY ONE DID THIS WE WOULD WASTE LESS WATER AND ELECTRICITY AND HAVE LESS POLLUTION.

DVP BIKE RIDE

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. . . . . . . TAKES PLACE TOMORROW,SUNDAY JUNE 7,2009 . . .IN TORONTO,CANADA . . . . . .ITS FOR 2 GOOD CAUSES,"BECEL RIDE FOR HEART"AND ALSO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT SINCE THE BICYCLE REMAINS THE MOST EFFICIENT FORM OF TRANSPORT EVER INVENTED AND IS ECO-FRIENDLY. . . . .. . .AS I UNDERSTAND IT THE DON VALLEY PARKWAY AND THE GARDINER EXPRESSWAY WILL BE SHUT DOWN TO CAR TRAFFIC FOR MOST OF THE DAY WHILE SOME 15,000 CYCLISTS RIDE THE HIGHWAYS EN MASSE. . . . . . . .meanwhile back in downtown TORONTO . . . . . .STILL . . . .NO . . .BIKE , , , ,LANES . . .ON . .BLOOR/Danforth... . . . . .SHAME..

BIKE LANES ON BLOOR

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. . . . . . .PHOTO OF RALLY AT QUEENS PARK,IN SUPPORT OF . . . . .BIKE LANES FOR BLOOR STREET,TORONTO,CANADA.......BLOOR/DANFORTH IS . . . . . .THE LONGEST EAST- WEST ROUTE ACROSS THE CITY. . . . .. . . . IT IS ALSO A LEVEL STREET (NO HILLS).......PRESENTLY IT IS . . . . . .LITTERED WITH PARKED CARS . . . . . .ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD AND . . . NO BIKE LANES

CYCLIST TRADITION

THOUSANDS OF CYCLISTS AT THE START OF A CALVACADE OF BIKES ALONG YONGE STREET,TORONTO....MONDAY MAY 25,2009...THIS HAS BECOME A TRADITION FOR THE CITY IN ITS 20TH YEAR....DESTINATION ? FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT CITY HALL....A GOOD TRADITION.

THORP NUCLEAR (UK)

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. . . . . It should also be noted that Thorp's reprocessed fuel does not reduce in any way the total amount of radioactive waste the UK has to deal with. Meanwhile, in Finland a reactor similar to the ones EDF wants to build at Sizewell and Hinkley is three years late and 50% over budget. And in France a second new reactor is already nine months late and 20% over budget. It is difficult to comprehend why any government would want to trust this failed industry yet again.

We should be launching a local energy revolution to tackle climate change and fuel poverty. A policy based on decentralised energy would be cheaper, create more jobs, and could be implemented in time to meet our climate change commitments without creating dangerous waste and threatening nuclear weapons proliferation.

. . . . . ABOVE NEWS EXERPT FROM GUARDIAN (UK) MAY 21-2009.....SIMILAR CONCERNS ARE HAPPENING IN ONTARIO AT THE MOMENT RE: NUCLEAR PLANT CONSTRUCTION TO THE TUNE OF 26 BILLION TO THIS INDUSTRY COURTE…

ROADS 4 PEOPLE

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. . . . . .NOT CARS . . THE AGE OF THE AUTOMOBILE IS SINKING FAST . . . . .ITS ABOUT TIME .....FOR SO LONG NOW PAVED ROADS SEEM TO HAVE BECOME THE EXCLUSIVE PRESERVE OF CARS/TRUCKS.......WHY ?....WE ALL PAY TAXES ,PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS ALSO PAY BUT GET VERY LITTLE IN RETURN......TAKE BACK SOME OF THE STREETS AND MAKE THE CITIES MORE PEOPLE FRIENDLY. . . .MY OPINION. . . .(PICTURE SHOWS A CYCLING EVENT IN CHINA ON EARTH DAY)