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CRUDE OIL TO CAR FUEL

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EVERY BARREL OF CRUDE OIL TAKEN FROM THE EARTH IS USED MAINLY TO MAKE GASOLINE AND FUELS FOR DIESEL CARS/TRUCKS,JET FUELS,ETC.ETC.
..IN THE ABOVE PHOTO OF A STANDARD 42 GALLON BARREL TAKEN FROM AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE IT IS EASY TO SEE THAT PLASTICS ALTHOUGH HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT....TAKES A SMALLER BITE OUT OF THE TOTAL BARREL THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.....THE LIONS SHARE(19 OUT OF 42 GALLONS) OF EACH AND EVERY BARREL OF CRUDE OIL IN THE WORLD IS DESTINED FOR THE GAS TANKS OF THE 1 BILLION CARS ON THE PLANET.IN ADDITION ROUGHLY 15 PERCENT OF EVERY BARREL IS USED FOR DIESEL AND JET FUEL.
...IT IS TIME TO "CHANGE" OUR ADDICTION TO THE CAR AND AIR TRAVEL CULTURE."FLYING IS FOR THE BIRDS"
....PLEASE DON'T POLLUTE THE PLANET WITH MORE CARS AND AIRPLANE CO2 EMISSIONS.

JOBS .. WHAT KIND ?

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this miner in picture is hard at work...a noble profession .?...except when u consider what he is doing...DESTROYING THE EARTH .....NOT ALL JOBS,JOBS,JOBS ARE GOOD WHEN U THINK OF THE CONSEQUENCES......
MOST POLITICIANS PROMISE JOBS,JOBS,JOBS TO GET RE ELECTED
WHAT THEY DON'T SEEM TO REALIZE IS THAT A LOT OF JOBS DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

New Wind Turbine Design Good for Rural, Urban Environment

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.............ALTHOUGH THIS DESIGN LOOKS GOOD I AM NOT ENDORSING ANY NEW INVENTIONS UNTIL THEY STAND THE TEST OF TIME.

Nuclear Danger in Brazil

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HEAT+NUKE PLANT KILLS FISH ?

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THOUSANDS OF DEAD FISH WERE FOUND NEAR THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ON LAKE LASALLE NEAR CHICAGO DURING EXTENDED HEAT WAVE . . . .THE WATER TEMPERATURE SKY ROCKETED TO 36 DEGREES CELSIUS (101 F ) . .IT DOESN'T HELP THE SITUATION WHEN THE POWER PLANT ROUTINELY DUMPS TONS AND TONS OF HEATED WATER DAILY INTO THE LAKE AS PART OF THEIR OPERATING PROCEDURE. . .note the above picture of dead fish is not from lake lasalle. the other picture is of the exelon nuclear reactor with excessive steam emitted . . .EMPLOYEES OF EXELON THE OPERATOR OF THE NUCLEAR PLANT REMOVED MOST OF THE DEAD FISH AT THE LAKE.
. . . . August 17, 2010 (BRAIDWOOD, Ill.) (WLS) -- Both reactors at the Exelon nuclear power plant in southwest suburban Braidwood remained shut down Tuesday, with the company unsure when they would start up again.

The Braidwood generating station is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. People in the immediate area have heard loud sounds of steam venting from the 2,300-megawatt plant to reduce…

CLIMATE SOLUTION

WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT . . . .GREATLY REDUCE OR GIVE UP FACTORY FARMED MEAT
BECOME VEGAN
ELIMINATE AIR TRAVEL
ONLY TRAVEL WITHIN LOCAL AREA
ELIMINATE DAIRY PRODUCTS FROM DIET

REPLACE MOTOR VEHICLES WITH BICYCLES
ELIMINATE NUCLEAR GENERATED ELECTRICITY
DO NOT WASTE ELECTRICITY
PLANT A GARDEN
CUT DOWN OR ELIMINATE NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTIONS
REDUCE/ELIMINATE PAPER USE
DON'T BUY ANYTHING MADE OF PLASTIC
REUSE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES DO NOT THROW AWAY

REPORT REJECTS NUCLEAR

SASKATOON — Constructing a nuclear reactor in Saskatchewan could triple power bills and will not decrease greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a report released Tuesday.

"It's not cost-effective," said Heath Packman, a former Saskatchewan government official and author of In the Red: The Green Behind Nuclear Power.

The report, commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, states nuclear power would have the highest capital costs of any energy form for Saskatchewan. It also says Saskatchewan's export market for surplus power "has been greatly exaggerated," as this power would be forced to compete with more cost-effective hydroelectric power from Manitoba, B.C., Washington and Oregon.

The Saskatchewan government explored the possibility of a nuclear reactor for the province, but has put any plans on hold, citing cost uncertainty.

On Dec. 17 2009, Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd announced the findings of the government-appointed Uranium De…

HISTORY NUCLEAR/CAR INDUSTRY

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The auto industry cannot exist without cheap electricity(or subsidy/bailout)..in the early days of development car industry factories were ...located near the niagra falls electric power plants....as the industry grew after the world war 2 ,the power from niagra was inadequate to supply the factories with power. . .and just by chance atomic energy was starting to expand. . .shortly there after a nuclear reactor was built near oshawa ...conveniently the home of general motors of canada . . .viola . . . cheap electric power was available and the auto industry began to thrive...the ford factory at oakville was still located near niagra falls so it too was thriving. . . . both of these industries are responsible for a lot of the ecological destruction that is happening on planet earth today.

CHINA OIL SPILL

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ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO BAN THE SEARCH FOR MORE HARD TO GET,EXPENSIVE OIL
THE POLLUTION OF THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD WILL CAUSE THE EXTINCTION OF ALL LIFE ON EARTH . . .MOTHER NATURE IS'NT DONE YET..HURRICANES,TORNADOES,EARTHQUAKES ARE THE RESULT OF HUMAN ACTIVITY ON EARTH AND WILL BE MORE SEVERE UNLESS WE CHANGE OUR DESTRUCTIVE LIFESTYLE LIKE OWNING OR DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE..THE MAIN REASON WHY THERE IS OFFSHORE DRILLING AND TAR SANDS EXTRACTION.

China Oil Spill Doubles in Size 1 Firefighter is Dead

THIS OIL DISASTER IN CHINA IN THE LAST FEW DAYS IS JUST ONE MORE REASON TO ELIMINATE GASOLINE USE BY OUR CAR CULTURE SOCIETY..GASOLINE USE IS THE MAIN REASON WHY THE SEARCH FOR HARD TO FIND OIL CONTINUES AROUND THE WORLD ALSO THE REASON SO MANY WARS ARE FOUGHT RIGHT NOW IN IRAQ,AFGHANISTAN ETC. . ..ALL COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN OIL EXPLORATION MUST STOP OR ELSE PLANET EARTH WILL SLOWLY BUT SURELY DISINTERGRATE....ONE OF MY SOLUTIONS TO THIS CLIMATE CRISIS ? REPLACE THE 1 BILLION MOTOR VEHICLES IN THE WORLD WITH 1 BILLION BICYCLES . . .IMAGINE...A HAPPIER,HEALTHIER U AND PLANET EARTH.

AUTOBAHN HIGHWAY PARTY

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OVER 3 MILLION PEOPLE SHOWED UP IN THIS GIANT STREET FESTIVAL ON THE BUSIEST FASTEST AUTO ROUTE(WITHOUT CARS THIS SUNDAY) IN EUROPE IN GERMANY . . A SURPRISING 1 MILLION SHOWED UP WITH THEIR BICYCLES. . . .A REALLY GREAT IDEA FOR USING A PUBLIC FUNDED ROAD FOR OTHER THAN CARS..I HOPE THIS TRADITION ? SPREADS TO CANADA.

STOP NUCLEAR BAILOUT

On Thursday, July 15, the House Energy and Water subcommittee is scheduled to vote on $25 billion in loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors in the FY2011 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

Only last month, the House passed $9 billion in nuclear loan guarantees in the 2010 Supplemental Appropriations bill (it has not yet passed the Senate). Together with the Department of Energy’s existing nuclear loan guarantee authority, the US taxpayer’s burden would be tripled to an enormous $52.5 billion.

The additional $25 billion in nuclear loan guarantees comes at the behest of Rep. Chet Edwards (D) to fund two proposed reactors at Comanche Peak in his district in Texas. The proposed new reactors have an uncertified and untested design, and are years away from licensing approval.

Putting another $25 billion into costly, economically risky and polluting new reactors will be at the expense of solving climate change with clean, renewable energy and efficiency.

Call or email your Representatives t…

BUILD BILLION BICYCLES

WHY NOT ? ? BUILD 1 BILLION BICYCLES TO REPLACE THE COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE MONSTROSITY THAT SHOULD NEVER BEEN INVENTED. . .THE AUTOMOBILE IS A CLIMATE CRIMINAL PAR EXCELLENCE . . . WEIGHING IN AT 1 TO 3 TONS OF MOSTLY STEEL AND PLASTICS AND GUZZLING (FOSSIL FUEL GASOLINE)THE LIFEBLOOD OF PLANET EARTH WHICH DESTROYS THE PLANET WHEREVER IT IS FOUND AND EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT FOUND STILL THE SEARCH ITSELF DESTROYS ALMOST EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH. . .WHICH WOULD BE BETTER FOR THE ECOLOGY OF THE EARTH ? ? ? 1 BILLION OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED MOTOR VEHICLES . . OR ....1 BILLION BICYCLES . .THE MOST EFFICIENT ECOLOGICAL HUMAN TRANSPORT EVER INVENTED.

W.M.D.= MOTOR VEHICLES

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Its true any way u look at it.. .dirty.tar sands oil w/pollution to land, water and air..WHY . . do we need it ? fuel for motor vehicles is why.
gulf of mexico 80 + days toxic pollution to beaches,killing animals,fish,turtles and birds and humans . .why do we need it ?
motor vehicles again (also plastics but to a smaller extent)
crude oil tankers ... . .running aground in storms and on rocks(exxon valdez) . why ? ? mainly because of motor vehicle fuel supply.
oil and gas pipelines with undetected leaks in nigeria,south america,alaska and almost everywhere . . .why . . .?? again because of supplying motor vehicles with fuels..
forests and fertile farmland are destroyed on every continent ..why ??
to build concrete or asphalt roads for ?? u guessed it motor vehicles.
over 30,000 people per year killed in traffic accidents (usa) involving
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TRULY THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION = MOTOR VEHICLES.

RADIOACTIVE FISH ?

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YES . . .THERE ARE SUCH THING AS RECENTLY DISCOVERED NEAR A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN THE USA STATE OF VERMONT . . .TRACES OF STRONTIUM 90 ISOTOPE WERE DETECTED.
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http://www.timesargus.com/article/20100706/NEWS01/7060332/1002/NEWS01
...full details in this news article. printed july 6th 2010

G-20 TORONTO

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G-20 SUMMIT IS NOW HISTORY BUT IT HAS LEFT A BIG SCAR ON THE ON THE FUTURE OF PEACEFUL PROTEST ACTIVITY IN THIS CITY. . . . . THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE RALLIED IN RECENT DAYS TO PROTEST THE intimidating tactics of the various police forces that were brought into TORONTO FOR SECURITY DUTIES.

Porter: I am a protester, not a terrorist - thestar.com

Porter: I am a protester, not a terrorist - thestar.com
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....TERRORIST OR PROTESTER ? ? CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO SEE THE FULL NEWS ARTICLE FROM THE TORONTO STAR

G-20 + OFFSHORE DRILLING

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WE KNOW THAT MOST OF THE LEADERS COMING TO THE G-20 SUMMIT TORONTO,CANADA..NEXT WEEK REPRESENT COUNTRIES THAT ARE HEAVY USERS OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTS AND AS SUCH ALSO ARE INTERESTED IN THE PRESENT SITUATION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WHICH WILL HAVE AN EFFECT ON WORLD SUPPLY OF OIL . . . . .IT FOLLOWS THEN THAT THIS MEETING IS THE IDEAL PLACE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ON THE COMPLETE WORLD WIDE BAN OF OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING . . .THE WORLD EXPECTS ITS LEADERS TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND NOT TO SELL OUT THE DRILLING RIGHTS TO PLUNDERING MULTINATIONAL OIL COMPANIES....TO G-20 DELEGATES PLEASE ENACT A WORLD WIDE BAN ON OFFSHORE OIL NOW . . .FOR EARTHS SAKE . . . .ALSO WORTH DISCUSSING IS THE TAR SANDS OIL. . .AND NO . . .NO . .NO . . TO NUCLEAR POWER.

Nuclear Power

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NUCLEAR ENERGY IS SUPPOSED TO BE CLEAN . . THIS IS A MYTH. .THIS VIDEO OF THE PROCESS OF THE COMPLETE LIFE CYCLE OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR FROM THE MINING OF THE URANIUM ORE TO THE DECOMMISSIONING AND STORAGE OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE SHOWS HOW HUGE AMOUNTS OF CO2 AND MANY OTHER POLLUTANTS ARE EMITTED .

CARBON TAX NOW

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IMMEDIATE CARBON TAX IS THE SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEMS PROPOSED BY DAVID FRIDLEY
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I AGREE 100 % THE SOONER THE BETTER

URANIUM VOYAGE

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FROM A MINE IN THE OUT BACK OF AUSTRALIA TO A NUCLEAR PLANT HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD URANIUM TRAVELS BY TRUCK,RAIL AND SHIP......
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http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/uranium-is-it-a-country/
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PLEASE GOOGLE THE WEBSITE(ABOVE) TO SEE A 53 MINUTE VIDEO ON HOW A NUCLEAR INDUSTRY EXTRACTS URANIUM ORE FROM OPEN PIT MINES OF AUSTRALIA,CONTAMINATES THE LAND,WATER AND AIR AND THEN SHIPS IT HALFWAY ROUND THE WORLD BY TRUCK,RAIL AND SHIP WHILE SPEWING POLLUTION AND RADIATION ALONG THE WAY.

OILY PELICAN

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. . . . ONE OF THE SADDEST PICTURES I HAVE EVER SEEN...TO THINK LOVE OF THE AUTOMOBILE IS THE MAIN REASON FOR THE OFFSHORE DRILLING THAT CAUSED THIS ONCE STATELY BIRD A TRAGIC OILY SUFFOCATING DEATH. . . .PLEASE DON'T POLLUTE THE PLANET WITH MORE CARS . . .PROTECT THE BIRDS AND WILDLIFE. . . BAN OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING . . .PERMANENTLY . . .NOT ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD ...WE CAN LIVE (WELL) WITHOUT CARS . . .TRY IT...YOU'LL LIKE IT....WE CAN'T LIVE AT ALL WITHOUT CLEAN WATER OR CLEAN AIR.

WORKERS QUIT NUCLEAR(AU)

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http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/01/2915071.htm?section=justin
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IN A WELCOME BUT SURPRISING MOVE THE ETU ELECTRICAL TRADE UNION IN AUSTRALIA HAS DECIDED TO GIVE UP THEIR VERY HIGH SALARIES AND NOT WORK IN ANY NUCLEAR RELATED INDUSTRY....IT SEEMS THEY WANT TO KEEP WHATS LEFT OF THEIR HEALTH AND NOT BE SUBJECTED TO THE HAZARDS OF POLLUTION,RADIOACTIVE DUST,WATER,TOXIC CHEMICALS AND DANGEROUS ISOTOPES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS INDUSTRY ALONG WITH THE PROLIFERATION ASPECTS OF EXPORTING NUCLEAR HAZARDS WORLD WIDE.

Shell OIL - Party at the Pumps 2

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. .A POWERFUL WELL DONE VIDEO OF A DEMONSTRATION IN THE U.K.THAT TOOK PLACE RECENTLY

Party at the Pumps 2

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....ACTIVISM IN U.K. IS ALIVE AND WELL AS SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO....

Symbolic oil slick at Miami Beach rally protests oil spill

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..another rally against offshore oil drilling will take place across north america this friday may 14 . . .be there.http://www.risingtidenorthamerica.org

MORE CARS= MORE OIL SPILLS

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GULF MEXICO OIL SPILL MESS . . .WHO'S RESPONSIBLE ? . . .ANSWER = MULTINATIONAL CAR INDUSTRY . .AND PEOPLE WHO DRIVE AROUND IN MOTOR VEHICLES . . . .ARE TO BLAME.. . . .MORE CARS = MORE OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING = MORE UNDERWATER OIL GUSHERS....PLEASE DON'T POLLUTE THE PLANET WITH MORE CARS

BAN OFFSHORE OIL RIGS

. . .ITS TIME THE CANADIAN,NEWFOUNDLAND GOVT'S AND CHEVRON COMPLY WITH SAFETY RULES AND NOT PUT THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION,WILDLIFE,AND FISH IN DANGER...SUNDAY,MAY 9(TOMORROW)..THE CHEVRON OIL RIG WERE PLANNING TO DRILL FOR OIL OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND REGARDLESS OF WEATHER CONDITIONS . . .

OIL POLLUTION GULF

. . . GULF OF MEXICO . . .OIL SPILL(UNDERWATER GUSHER 24/7). .SPONSORED . . . .BY . . . . . .ALL THE CAR AND TRUCK DEALERS AND PEOPLE WHO BUY AND DRIVE THESE GAS GUZZLING MOBILE MONSTROSITIES.

OIL LEAK,GULF MEXICO

WORLD WIDE CAR OWNERS MUST ACCEPT THE PRIMARY BLAME OF CREATING THE ECOLOGICAL NIGHTMARE OF CRUDE OIL GUSHING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE GULF OF MEXICO . . . THEIR ACCOMPLICES IN THIS DISASTER ARE MANY AND SHOULD BE NOTED:CAR/TRUCK MANUFACTURERS IN JAPAN,KOREA,GERMANY,CANADA,USA,MEXICO,CHINA,ITALY,FRANCE,INDIA . . . promoters and marketers of the car industry who constantly remind the gullible public to buy these dysfunctional transport machines(autos),banks and governments for giving easy loans (to anybody who has a pulse) and bailouts for car purchases,unions who consider their jobs are more important than all life on earth and never even acknowledge the harm done by their "product=cars". . . .final note the oil spill is now confirmed to be many times the first estimates and potentially could contaminate the whole gulf of Mexico with dirty oily sludge much the same way as Alberta's tar sands are infecting the air land,and water quality of Alberta and beyond....CAR CULTURE …

OIL RIG POLLUTION

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THEY DO IT ALL FOR YOU . .IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE MANY NON THINKING CAR DRIVERS OF THE WORLD . . .IN ORDER TO SATISFY THE INSATIABLE DEMAND FOR GASOLINE OIL RIG WORKERS MUST RISK THEIR LIVES AND ECOLOGY OF FELLOW HUMANS EVERYWHERE TO DRILL FOR OIL . . .WHEN DO WE AS A COMMUNITY SAY "ENOUGH" AND CEASE THIS SELF DESTRUCTIVE,DYSFUNCTIONAL HABIT OF SUPPORTING A CAR INDUSTRY THAT WILL DESTROY ALL LIFE ON EARTH.

AIRLINE CO2 EMISSIONS

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. . . . COMPARE CO2 EMISSIONS FOR VOLCANOES AND AIRPLANES . . . AIRLINES EMIT MORE CO2 . . .MUCH MORE . . . .CLICK ON THIS GRAPHIC TO ENLARGE PICTURE

AIRLINE BAILOUT NEXT ?

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I FOR ONE HAVE NO SYMPATHY FOR THE JET SETTERS STRANDED ON FAR AWAY PLACES BECAUSE OF THE VOLCANO ERUPTION IN ICELAND. . . .MOST OF THE FLYERS ARE THE AUTHORS OF THEIR OWN MISFORTUNE.I KNEW MANY PEOPLE PERSONALLY WHO WOULD FLY HALFWAY ROUND THE WORLD "JUST TO SEE A NEW BORN CHILD" OR "VISIT GRANDMA" ON SOME DISTANT CONTINENT COMLETELY DISREGARDING THE DAMAGE THEY DO TO THE EARTHS ATMOSPHERE BY FREQUENT FLYING . . . SADLY THESE SAME PEOPLE WILL SOON BE APPEARING IN FRONT OF SOME GOV'T BODY PLEADING FOR TAXPAYER HELP TO GET THEM OUT OF THEIR PREDICTAMENT . .AND I SUSPECT GENEROUS BAILOUTS OF BOTH THE FLYERS AND THE AIRLINES WILL SOON FOLLOW..THE RESPONSIBLE NON FLYING PUBLIC(TAXPAYERS)WILL ONCE AGAIN BE ASKED TO PAY FOR THE HIGH FYLING IRRESPONSIBLE JET SETTERS AS THEY SPREAD THEIR DESTRUCTIVE TRAVEL LIFESTYLE AROUND THE GLOBE.

NEW YORK WATER

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In its letter, the DEC criticized Entergy for letting tritium, strontium and other nuclear waste leak into the Hudson River, but its decision focused largely on Indian Point's once-through cooling system, which pulls up to 2.5 billion gallons of water from the river each day to cool the plant. After it circulates, that water is deposited back into the river at an elevated temperature.

Studies found the intake system traps and kills eggs, larvae and young fish in the river, including the endangered shortnose sturgeon and the federally protected Atlantic sturgeon. Such intake systems have also been blamed for the plight of American shad, the Hudson River's signature fish whose population has fallen so steeply that New York outlawed fishing for it this year.
. . . .THE ABOVE EXERPT FROM A NEWS ARTICLE ON APRIL 4TH,2010 RE..DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION NEW YORK STATE...REASONS FOR DENIAL OF WATER QUALITY LICENCE TO "INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR REACTOR ON THE HUDSON RIVER&…

GOLF = WASTE

. . . .GOLF COURSES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE A WASTELAND OF RESOURCES DEPLETION AND EMPTY COMMERCIAL VISIONS DETRACTING THE GENERAL POPULATION FROM THE REAL CHALLENGES OF A FUNCTIONAL WORLD . . .IT BENEFITS A MINORITY OF ELITISTS WHO HAVE BEEN BAMBOOZLED BY A SO CALLED GLAMOUROUS LIFESTYLE DEVISED BY CONSUMER MARKETERS FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH MISGUIDED PURPOSES. . . .FOR EXAMPLE SCARCE FRESH WATER IS ROBBED FROM STREAMS AND LAKES TO CONSTANTLY IRRIGATE THE LAWN GREENS...THEN AN ARMY OF LANDSCAPERS WILL CONVERGE IN A RITUAL OF NOISEY,GAS/ENERGY GUZZLING,CHEMICAL/FERTILIZING OPERATIONS AND WILL FURTHER DEPLETE AND POLLUTE THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE TO MANICURE THE GOLF GREENS SO THAT IT "LOOKS" PRISTINE TO THE CAMERAS AND PUBLIC. . ..THEN ENTER TIGER WOODS . .THE GOD OF THE SPORTS(COMMERCIAL) WORLD AND THE CIRCUS BEGINS ..TO WHAT PURPOSE ? SELF DESTRUCTION ? AT THE END OF THIS NON PARTICIPATION EVENT MOST OF THE PEOPLE WILL JUMP ABOARD THEIR GAS GUZZLING SUVS OR HEAD TO THE NEA…

WATER/NUCLEAR CONNECTION

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2.5 billion gallons of water DAILY were siphoned off the hudson river in new york state by a nuclear power plant. . . .and then dumped back in the same day (after use in reactor cooling and steam generation) at a much higher temperature resulting in negative effects on the new york water supply . . . . CAN THE SAME THING BE HAPPENING AT PICKERING ??. . . .TAKE A GUESS . . INDIAN POINT CERTIFICATE DENIED www.recordonline.com APRIL 3-2010 . . .INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR STATION ON THE HUDSON RIVER IN NEW YORK STATE WAS DENIED A PERMIT TO CONTINUE USING WATER FROM THE HUDSON RIVER BY THE ENVIRONMENT DEPT. REGULATOR DUE TO THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THE PLANT ON THE WATER QUALITY OF THE STATE'S WATER SUPPLY AND MARINE/AQUATIC LIFE.
. . http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0413003220100404 SUNDAY APRIL 4 2010 . .NEWS ARTICLE REUTERS ON INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR REACTOR ,NEW YORK STATE

NY NUCLEAR POWER

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. . . . .The NY Times explains, "The ruling concerned the cooling system at Indian Point Units 2 and 3, which were commissioned in the early 1970s. (Indian Point 1 was shut down in 1974.) Both take in enormous volumes of river water — a combined 2.5 billion gallons a day, or more than twice the average daily water consumption of all of New York City — and use it to create steam for turbines and to cool the reactors. The water is then pumped back into the Hudson, 20 or 30 degrees hotter." The intake system "traps and kills eggs, larvae and young fish in the river, including the endangered shortnose sturgeon and the federally protected Atlantic sturgeon," according to the Times Herald-Record. . . . . .THIS NEWS EXERPT FROM GOTHAMIST NEWSPAPER NEW YORK APRIL 3RD ,2010 RE DENIAL OF HUDSON WATER USE FOR FUTURE EXPANSION OF 2 NUCLEAR REACTOR UNITS DUE TO POLLUTION OF WATER QUALITY AND ALSO OVER HEATING 2.5 BILLION GALLONS OF DISCHARGED WATER DAILY BACK INTO THE RIVER SYS…

GUERILLA GARDEN(B.C.)

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GUERILLA GARDENERS IN VICTORIA BRITISH COLUMBIA SHOW A LOT OF COURAGE AND SPIRIT IN SETTING UP A GARDEN AREA ON THEIR CAMPUS . . .according this news article in vancouver sun APRIL 1,2010 . . .
. . . http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Protesting+gardeners+return+UVic+lawns/2752168/story.html

DESPERATE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

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. . . .Mar. 30, 2010



“What we’re seeing is a well-orchestrated international public relations campaign by a very desperate nuclear industry… I think it is really important to realize that there is an element of stampeding the herd in the direction of nuclear power, when in fact it may be a cliff we are heading to, not a bridge to the future.”

~ Dr. Gordon Edwards, CCNR

. . . above photo is a nuclear reactor in germany (soon to be decommissioned).

B4 AND AFTER EARTH HOUR

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. . . . .IF ANYONE HAD DOUBTS ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE "EARTH HOUR EVENT" THAT JUST HAPPENED A FEW DAYS AGO . .THEY SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THESE SPECTACTULAR PHOTOS OF TORONTO AT NIGHT ON MARCH 27TH . .FOR AN EVEN GREATER DRAMATIC EFFECT PLEASE MAKE SURE U CLICK ON EACH PICTURE OF TORONTO CITY. . .ON MY COMPUTER I CAN GET A FULL SCREEN PHOTO BY A DOUBLE CLICK. . .THIS IS ONLY ONE CITY PHOTO . .ALL THE OTHER CITIES THAT PARTICIPATED ALSO HAVE SPECTACTULAR PICTURES NOTABLY BEIJING CHINA..THE "AFTER" PIC IS COMPLETELY BLACK ALSO THE ACROPOLIS IN GREECE IS ALSO ALL BLACK . . MANY OTHERS CAN BE SEEN ON THE EARTH HOUR 2010 WEBSITE..WWF.ORG

TRASH TALK

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. . .EARTH HOUR 2010 IS NOW HISTORY WE'LL READ ALL ABOUT IT IN THE DAYS TO COME ON LINE AND IN MEDIA . . .BUT MANY OF PLANET EARTHS PROBLEMS REMAIN. . . .FOR INSTANCE TRASH IS STILL ACCUMULATING AT A TERRIFIC PACE . .THIS PHOTO ABOVE IS FROM A DUMPSITE IN BEIJING CHINA . . .APPARENTLY ONLY A SMALL 4 PERCENT OF GARBAGE IS RECYCLED THERE COMPARED TO ABOUT 50 PERCENT IN CANADA,BUT WE CAN'T BE TOO SMUG SINCE OVER CONSUMERISM WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF TRASH IS STILL PROMOTED AS A LIFESTYLE ENTITLEMENT IN OUR SOCIETY..IF WE WANT TO MAKE ANY HEADWAY TO REDUCE TRASH WE HAVE TO REDUCE CONSUMER DEMAND AS A WAY OF LIFE.

TIPPING POINT YET ?

KICK THE OIL HABIT

. . .WHILE I AM NOT ENDORSING ALL THE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THIS UTUBE VIDEO,MY FIRST IMPRESSION IS THAT IT IS WORTH A SECOND LOOK.

EARTH HOUR 27-3-10

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So what exactly do we do when its the “earth hour”.

SIMPLE….

Just turn off your lightbulbs, laptops, computers, music systems, air-conditioners, fans, TVs, radios and just about anything that drinks electricity like a marathoner drinking water (what? Ever noticed a marathoner drinking water? half goes in his mouth and half is wasted.. same goes with any electrical device .. ).

This is a spectacular event when viewed from space and it would be great to get images from the International Space Station as and when countries in different time zones begin turning off their lights …. starting from Japan and ending with the USA.
. . .PHOTO OF PLANET EARTH AT NIGHT WITH ALL THE LIGHTS OF THE CITIES MAY SEEM PRETTY BUT IT IS LIKE A CANCER TO THE HEALTH OF ALL LIFE. . . .ALL LIGHTS NEED POWER WHICH REQUIRES GENERATION FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES...THESE SOURCES CAUSE POLLUTION TO A DIFERENT DEGREE DEPENDING ON THE SOURCE . . .EXAMPLE EVEN NUCLEAR POWER IS A HEAVY POLLUTER DUE TO ITS LIFE CYCLE OF CO2 EM…

EARTH HOUR TIPS

. . ."EARTH HOUR" IS A NEW TRADITION THAT ORIGINATED IN SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA A FEW YEARS AGO . . .NOW AT 8:30 PM (LOCAL TIME ALL OVER THE WORLD)SATURDAY MARCH 27TH,2010 MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON PLANET EARTH WILL CELEBRATE THE OCCASION IN THEIR OWN WAY BUT WITH THE DETERMINATION THAT THE REDUCTION OF ELECTRICITY USE WILL PROMOTE AN AWARENESS OF HOW INTERCONNECTED THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT HAS ON THE WELL BEING OF THIS PLANETS ECO SYSTEM AND WHAT WE MUST DO IN ORDER TO PRESERVE ALL LIFE. . . . . . . . . .Energy use in the home

Turning off your lights is an effective and very visual way to immediately “reduce the juice” in your home, but lighting only accounts for an estimated 11% of household energy consumption. A far more effective way to reduce your home’s energy footprint is to turn down the heat, invest in power bars to eliminate “phantom load” from major electronic equipment, or wash clothes in cold water.

Energy consumption in the average Canadian home:

Heating and Cooling 45+%

Applianc…

economy or environment ?

. . ..THAT IS THE QUESTION . . . ITS UNFORTUNATE THAT MOST OF THE SO CALLED LEADERS OF THE WORLD CHOOSE ECONOMY TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND EVERY LIVING THING ON THIS PLANET . . .CLIMATE EMERGENCY ? NO SUCH THING ACCORDING TO SOME OF THESE LEADERS WHO SEEM TO HAVE ONLY A SUPERFICIAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROBLEMS PLAGUING THIS PLANET...RECENT DECISIONS BY SOME LEADERS CONFIRM THIS LACK OF JUDGEMENT...OBAMA APPROVING BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUTS FOR BANKS,AUTO FIRMS AND NUCLEAR.AND JUST LIKE SHEEP LEADERS FROM CANADA,CHINA,INDIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES ALSO SUPPORTING STIMULUS BAILOUTS FOR THESE DYING INDUSTRIES . . . .THESE SAME INDUSTIES WHICH ARE MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION. . .MEANWHILE CLIMATE CHANGE CONTINUES UNABATED AND IGNORED.

EARTH CANCER

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. . . . photo of planet earth at night is analagist to a cancer spreading around the world . . .in reality . . .the more lights u see in certain locations on this planet the more serious is the sickness of the patient . . .in this case planet earth. . . . . .please keep this in mind on saturday march 27th . . . "earth hour" . . .when like minded peoples all over the world make a gigantic effort to reduce or maybe someday eliminate this disease of over consumption of electricity.

KINGDOM OF BICYCLES

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China used to be known as the "kingdom of bicycles". In the 1980s, four out of five commuters pedalled to work on them in Beijing.

But as the capital's residents became richer following economic development, they ditched their bikes for four-wheeled transport. . . . . .THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE HOW CAR MAKERS WITH THE FININCIAL BAILOUTS FROM CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS CAN BAMBOZZLE AND BRAINWASH THE GENERAL POPULATION TO BUY THE COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL GAS GUZZLING,EARTH DESTROYING MOTOR VEHICLES..AND ULTIMATELY REPLACE THE MOST ECO FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT FORM OF HUMAN TRANSPORT KNOWN . . .THE BICYCLE . . .ITS VERY SAD AND ONE HOPES THAT THE PEOPLE CAN REGAIN THEIR SENSES AND
"BRING BACK THE BICYCLE" . . .AND DITCH THE CAR.

NUCLEAR DOME

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. . . . CLICK . .ON ..PHOTO . .TO SEE A VISUAL DISPLAY OF THE PRESENT DEBATE GOING ON IN WASHINGTON D.C. . .ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER . . .AN ENLARGED PICTURE WILL APPEAR.
...NUCLEAR POWER IS "THE PROBLEM" NOT THE SOLUTION. . . .THE SOLUTION LIES IN STRICTER ENFORCED FRUGAL ENERGY USE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD . . .IMPOSSIBLE ? U SAY . . THE ALTERNATIVE IS CLIMATE CHAOS EVERYWHERE. . . .REMINDER . . . "EARTH HOUR" IS 2 WEEKS AWAY ON MARCH 27TH-2010 . . .ON THAT DATE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL TURN OFF ALL UNECESSARY LIGHTS AND APPLIANCES FOR AT LEAST ONE HOUR AFTER SUNSET AS A UNITED FRONT AGAINST THE OVER USE OF POLLUTION CAUSING ELECTRICITY.

WHY VEGAN ?

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. . . . .HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT REASONS WHY A VEGAN DIET IS PREFERABLE IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES . . . .LOOK AT THEM CAREFULLY . . .WE HAVE ONLY ONE PLANET . . .IN ORDER OF PRIORITY FACTORY FARMING OF BEEF CATTLE IS THE MOST ECO DESTRUCTIVE . . . .SWINE FACTORY FARMING . . .AND MANY OTHERS FOLLOW.

DON'T WORRY GRANDMA

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SAFETY IS JOB # 1 AT ALL CAR MAKERS ?????? BRAKES, STEERING,FUEL PROBLEMS RECALLS ALMOST ON A ROUTINE BASIS NOW...ISN'T IT TIME TO RECONSIDER PRIORITIES AND NOT BUY ANOTHER CAR AT LEAST FOR PEACE OF MIND...ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE ON TAXI,BUSES AND FROM NEIGHBOURS FOR A SMALL DONATION FOR GAS EXPENSES.

JOBS AT WHAT PRICE ?

ALL LIFE ON EARTH PAY A VERY HEAVY PRICE FOR THE "JOBS"CREATED BY OUR GOVERNMENTS...ONE EXAMPLE : SO CALLED INFRASTRUCTURE JOBS OF BUILDING BRIDGES AND PAVED ROADS WHICH IS A FAVOURITE TARGET OF THE FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL BUDGETS. . .THESE TYPES OF JOBS ARE MAINLY CREATED TO CATER TO THE SPECIAL INTERESTS OF THE VERY STRONG BELLICOSE AUTO INDUSTRY LOBBY MUCH TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO WHICH THE GOV'T SHOULD SERVE. . . JOBS THAT REQUIRE THE DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS AND FERTILE FARMLAND TO BUILD A NEW HIGHWAY IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THIS BACKWARD THINKING THAT EXISTS IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER IN OTTAWA AND QUEENS PARK TORONTO.BUILDING ROADS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE TO THE TAX PAYERS AND CAUSE MUCH ECO DESTRUCTION AND EXCESSIVE USE OF AGREGATE AND OIL/GAS SUPPLIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF A PRIVLEGED CLASS OF MOTORISTS.

OLYMPIC PARODY

. . . .FROM GREENPEACE LONDON U.K. ANOTHER VIEW OF THE HIGH FLYING,BIG SPENDER(TAXPAYER MONEY)GAMES THAT HAVE LONG OUT LIVED THEIR USEFULLNESS.

TSUNAMI MAP(CHILE)

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. . . . .FEB 27-2010 EARTHQUAKE CHILE PACIFIC OCEAN REGION MAP(TSUNAMI TRAVEL TIME)
. . . .MY OPINION . ..CHAIN REACTION OF MULTIPLE EVENTS THAT CULMINATED IN THIS QUAKE . . ..YES I KNOW THAT 2 UNDERGROUND PLATES HAVE COLLIDED IS THE POPULAR THEORY BUT A MORE PROBABLE REASON FOR THE EARTH UPHEAVAL IS A GIGANTIC BREAK OFF ON THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA OF A 1000,000,000,000 TONNE ICEBERG WITHIN THE PAST FEW DAYS WHICH IN TURN WAS TRIGGERED BY EARTHS CLIMATE WARMING TREND. . .THE STABILITY OF THE EARTH WOULD ALSO HAVE AFFECTED THE EARTHQUAKE IN OKINAWA JAPAN AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME INTERVAL.

NUCLEAR + WATER

Nuclear power plants—which must draw water from seas, rivers, lakes, or reservoirs to cool their reactors—are logically situated near water, putting them in the path of sea level rise and storm surges, Paskal said.

Flooding has already affected production in some plants in the U.S., France, and India. For instance, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew caused major damage to the Turkey Point nuclear power plant on Biscayne Bay, Florida.

But perhaps more troubling for nuclear facilities are heat waves, which will be commonplace in Europe by 2040—well within the life spans of reactors now coming online, according to the Met Office Hadley Centre, a climate-research facility in the U.K.

In a normal scenario, as cold water from nearby water bodies enters the plant, it's circulated to absorb excess heat and released from the plant at a higher temperature, Paskal said.

But during a heat wave, hotter air warms the water even before it goes into the plant. So when the waste water is pumped back into the en…

NUCLEAR AIN'T THE ANSWER

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THE QUESTION OF CLEAN GREEN ENERGY COMES UP WHEN THINKING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT BUT "nuclear ain't the answer" . . .more and more thinking people realize the many pitfalls of nuclear power such as high cost,major safety issues,proliferation risks,tritium leaks from nuclear reactors into drinking water,co2 emissions from uranium mines(vital part of nuclear) ,expensive time consuming decomissioning,unreliability, radioactive waste and constant taxpayer funded bailouts from weak minded and mis informed governments . . . .JUST SAY NO . . .TO NUCLEAR . . . .NOTE: MEDICAL ISOTOPES CAN BE MADE WITH NON NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY AT A FRACTION OF THE COST.

UNIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Monday 22nd February 2010 02:07 PM
Building Trades say nuclear plant construction means jobs
21 February 2010 WASHINGTON - For the nation’s construction unions, President Barack Obama’s announcement of $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees to speed the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Georgia means one thing: Jobs.
And that’s why both AFL-CIO Building Trades Department President Mark Ayers and Plumbers and Pipefitters President William Hite were enthusiastic about Obama’s Feb. 17 announcement, made at the Electrical Workers Local 26 hall in Lanham, Md.
. . . .ITS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE UNIONS CAN BE SO MIS INFORMED ABOUT THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL WARMING..MOST OF MY LIFE I WAS A STRONG BELIEVER IN UNION PRINCIPLES...NOT ANY MORE IF THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF UNION THINKING...FOR INSTANCE "JOBS"IN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY ARE VERY HIGH PAYING BUT THESE JOBS ARE DESTROYING OUR PLANETS ENVIRONMENT. . .IT IS OBVIOUS FROM THE ABOVE NEWS CLIP THAT UNIONS CARE MORE ABOUT FAT…

CLIMATE CRISIS

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. . . .JUST ONE LOOK AT THE GRAPH IN THE PHOTO WILL SHOW HOW THE TREND OF INCREASING CO2 IN THE WORLD HAS CLIMBED IN RECENT YEARS CO2 ACCUMULATION IN THE ATMOSPHERE IS NOW 388.63 PARTS OF CARBON DIOXIDE(GREENHOUSE GAS) PER MILLION PARTS OF AIR MOLECULES...FOR A SAFE STABLE EARTH CLIMATE THIS NUMBER HAS TO BE REDUCED TO 350PPM....WHAT 2 DO ? DON'T BUY A CAR...DON'T EAT MEAT...REDUCE ELECTRIC USE AND WASTE. . . DON'T TRAVEL BY AIRLINE...REDUCE CONSUMER SPENDING. . .REFUSE PLASTIC BAGS FROM GROCERY STORES...PLANT A GARDEN...GROW UR OWN FOOD..BECOME VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN. . .THIS POST IS PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE.

CYCLING WINTERTIME

. . . . . .IMPOSSIBLE . . .U ..SAY.?? . .NOT IF U LIVE IN SASKATOON,SASKATCHEWAN,CANADA.....IN FEBRUARY 7...2010 . . .BRAVE . . .SOULS.

SPAIN 800 HIT JACKPOT

WHILE THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY AND THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET ARE STRUGGLING IN A VERY SHAKY ECONOMIC SITUATION, OVER 800 AIR CONTROLLERS IN SPAIN ARE LIVING THE LIFE OF EXTREME LUXURY . . . .BY MAKING AN AVERAGE SALARY OF OVER 1/2MILLION DOLLARS EACH. . . .THAT IS 800 INSTANT (ALMOST)MILLIONAIRES . . .THE REST OF THE SPAINISH POPULATION ARE ALL ASKED TO TIGHTEN THEIR BELTS TO OVERCOME THE HIGH 20 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT AND FAILING ECONOMY.

5 INSTANT ORPHANS

. . .AS A RESULT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN RED DEER ALBERTA,CANADA . . .YESTERDAY . . . .ADDING TO THE GRIM TOTAL TRAGIC DEATHS ON THE http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/news/local/UPDATE_Driver_charged_in_accident_makes_first_court_appearance_83819887.html
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..HIGHWAYS . . . .A MOTHER AND FATHER DIED IN THIS TRAFFIC COLLISION LEAVING BEHIND FIVE ORPHAN CHILDREN . . .CONDOLENCES . . . .A MEMORIAL FUND HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED THROUGH A CREDIT UNION IN ALBERTA...FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE FROM THE ABOVE WEBSITE.

JOBS THAT DESTROY . .

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. . . .THIS PLANET EARTH SHOULD NOT be bailed out by TAXPAYERS MONEY. . . .AT THE PRESENT TIME IN ONTARIO CERTAIN GROUPS ARE PLEADING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO PLEASE RESCUE THEM WITH A GRANT OF MILLIONS/BILLIONS OF DOLLARS . . . .WHY ..? . .TO SAVE JOBS . . .SOUNDS OK AND NOBLE BUT THESE VERY JOBS THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE ARE IN INDUSTRIES THAT WILL DESTROY EVERY LIVING THING ON THIS PLANET EARTH . . .SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT .

TORONTO MAYOR 2010 ?

COME TO TORONTO AND GET RUN OVER BY MOTOR VEHICLE . . . .NOT A GOOD SLOGAN FOR THE CITY OF TORONTO BUT ONE THAT IS APT. . . .RECENTLY IN JANUARY 2010 ,14 PEDESTRIANS WERE KILLED AFTER BEING RUN OVER BY MOTOR VEHICLES ...THIS IS SOME KIND RECORD BUT NOT SURPRISING SINCE EVERY THING WE DO IN THIS CITY SEEMS TO BE FOR THE "CAR" ...MY QUESTION TO THE MAYORAL CANDIDATES IN THE CITY ELECTIONS COMING THIS FALL . . .HOW WILL YOU TRY AND MAKE THIS CITY MORE PEOPLE FRIENDLY . . .AND WILL YOU SUPPORT OR REJECT A "CAR FREE SUNDAY" CONCEPT FOR TORONTO . . .NOT JUST FOR ONE DAY BUT FOR EVERY SUNDAY ALL YEAR LONG . . .THIS IDEA HAS BEEN TRIED IN CITIES LIKE BOGOTA,COLUMBIA AND SANFRANCISCO AND IT HAS ENORMOUS SUCESS...MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IS THESE 2 CITIES RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO THE EVENT . . . .WHY NOT "CAR FREE SUNDAY" ? MR/MS FUTURE MAYOR OF TORONTO,CANADA...WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER ?

REPORT COPENHAGEN

AFTER VIEWING A REPORT ON http://www.usclimatenetwork.org WEBSITE I FIND THAT THE REALLY BAD POLLUTERS OF CO2 IS USA,CHINA,INDONESIA,EUROPEAN UNION,BRAZIL,CANADA,AUSTRALIA,INDIA,JAPAN .. . .MANY COUNTRIES HAVE PROMISED(?) TO CUT THEIR POLLUTION LEVELS BUT SOME COUNTRIES INCLUDING CANADA WILL ACTUALLY INCREASE CO2 EMMISIONS . . .USA WILL DECREASE SLIGHTLY BUT COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA AND INDIA HAVE MADE VERY VAGUE PROMISES TO DECREASE BUT WILL NOT ALLOW MONITORING..AND A REALLY BIG EMMITER ..INDONESIA..WILL NOT DO ANYTHING UNLESS THEY GET FUNDING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ....THIS IN A NUTSHELL IS WHAT THE WORLD HAS TO OVERCOME TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE STABILITY OF 350 PARTS PER MILLION OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE ATMOSPHERE. . . . . .NEXT MOVE . . .= /??????/

OBAMA'S 54 BILLION$ GIFT

Obama will ask Congress in his 2011 budget -- to be unveiled Monday -- for $54 billion in loan guarantees to build new nuclear plants, up from the $18.5 billion now available.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee, tells Reuters that these extra loan guarantees are "a good first step toward expanding our use of clean nuclear energy."
. . . . . .THIS IS A HUGE MISTAKE FOR USA TO EXPAND NUCLEAR POWER CONSTRUCTION....AND WILL NOT ACHIEVE CLEAN ENERGY TARGETS. . . . .PLAEASE ASK YOUR REP IN WASHINGTON TO DENY THIS GRANT TO THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY....ACCORDING TO SENATOR MURKOWSKI THIS IS A "GOOD FIRST STEP"......AND STEPS # 2,3,4,5,6,ETC..WILL BE MORE AND MORE BAILOUT MONEY FOR A DYING DINASOUR INDUSTRY.

MURDER BY CAR:TORONTO

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SO FAR THIS YEAR IN TORONTO (ITS ONLY JANUARY) 13 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HIT AND KILLED BY MOTOR VEHICLES OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES FROM DUMP TRUCKS,SUV'S,BUSES,STREETCARS. . . SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE VICTIMS FAMILIES...SADLY THE COURT PROCESS RARELY PUNISHES THE DRIVER FOR THIS HENIOUS CRIME OF MURDER BY MOTOR VEHICLE . . . .LAST YEAR ACCORDING TO POLICE STATS FROM TORONTO,CANADA AN AVERAGE OF 6 PEDESTRIAN/VEHICLE COLLISIONS PER DAY HAPPENED AND THIS STATISTIC SOMEHOW GETS CONVENIENTLY LOST IN THE MEDIA WHICH JUST SO HAPPENS TO TO RUN CAR COMMERCIALS 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK . . .SOLUTION ? = NO RIGHT TURN ON RED TRAFFIC LIGHTS,SLOWER ENFORCED SPEED LIMITS. . . .I REALIZE THAT SPEED LIMIT ENFORCEMENT IS VERY DIFFICULT BUT IT MUST BE DONE WITHOUT FURTHER ENDANGERING PEDESTRIANS WITH WILD POLICE CHASES. . . .and finally if all else fails maybe CAR FREE ZONES OR STREETS SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

REFRIGERATOR GONE

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. . . .HOW CAN ONE LIVE WITHOUT A FRIDGE ??....EASY ..JUST DO . . .IT....MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING ME HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS....ADVANTAGES ARE : NO MORE COMPRESSOR MOTORS HUMMING NOISE AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY,A BIG SAVING IN ELECTRIC BILLS,TAKES UP ALOT OF SPACE..REQUIRES MAINTENANCE AND DEFROSTING AT TIMES,VERY EXPENSIVE TO BUY AND TRANSPORT WHEN MOVING TO NEW APARTMENT.. http://www.ditchyourfridge.com . . or . . . . http://www.wanderingdona.com . . for more advice and info about making the change to a frig free happier home.

TORONTO CARS/CONCRETE

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IN TORONTO,CANADA THIS MORNING ANOTHER PEDESTRIAN HAS BEEN RUN OVER WHILE TRYING TO CROSS A STREET...THIS IS THE 10TH DEATH IN 10 DAYS SO FAR OF PEDESTRIANS . . . .ITS ALMOST LEGALISED MURDER IN THIS CITY OF CONCRETE AND CARS....NOT VERY PEOPLE FRIENDLY THESE DAYS....IN MOST CASES THE MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS ARE NEVER CHARGED WITH A CRIME . .AND MAY JUST GET TO PAY A FINE IF THEY ARE CHARGED...MOTOR VEHICLES ARE IN ABUNDANCE AND MORE AND MORE ARE PRODUCED EVERY DAY IN CAR FACTORIES AROUND THE WORLD THANKS MOSTLY TO GULLIBLE WEAK KNEED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO WILL BAIL OUT THESE DESTRUCTIVE DINOSAUR CAR MAKERS WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYERS MONEY....JANUARY 20--2010.

KEY TO SURVIVAL ?

. . . .SOME PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICTS MISTAKENLY THINK THAT THE KEY TO THEIR SURVIVAL IS NUCLEAR(EITHER WEAPONS OR POWER SUPPLY) . . . .THEY ARE DEAD WRONG.....IT IS MORE A KEY TO THEIR DESTRUCTION AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES AND THE WHOLE WORLD....IT IS AN OUTDATED (DOCTOR STRANGELOVE)PHILOSOPHY THAT BELONGS IN LONG FORGOTTEN MOVIES BUT NOT IN REAL TIME PLANET EARTH.

PEDESTRIANS BEWARE

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/750587--mom-struck-and-killed-by-car-identified.... . . .IN THE PAST FEW DAYS IN TORONTO,CANADA....SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS WERE RUN OVER AND KILLED BY MOTOR VEHICLES . . . .IN ONE CASE A YOUNG MOTHER WITH HER 7 WEEK OLD BABY WAS HIT BY A CAR DRIVEN BY AN 83 YEAR OLD WOMAN. . .WHILE THE MOTHER WITH CHILD WERE CROSSING AN INTERSECTION.IN ANOTHER ACCIDENT SAME DAY A 18 YEAR OLD STUDENT WAS HIT AND KILLED BY A TRACTOR TRAILER AT A STREET CORNER AS THE TRUCK WAS TURNING.IN STILL ANOTHER ACCIDENT A SENIOR WOMAN WAS HIT BY A MOTOR VEHICLE ON RONCESVALLE AVE. IN TORONTO. . MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILIES OF THESE TRAGIC TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS...THE QUESTION OF SENIOR DRIVERS OVER 80 YEARS OLD IS AN ISSUE WHICH NEEDS MORE ATTENTION.WE SHOULD CONSIDER MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY STREETS IN THIS CITY TO CUT DOWN ON THESE NEEDLESS DEATHS.

REMAIN SEATED ITS ONLY GLOBAL WARMING

It's often said that free speech does not include the right to shout "Fire!" in a crowded theatre; but if the theatre *is* actually on fire, free speech should not include the right to deny it: "Ignore all warnings of fire! Nothing to worry about here. Please remain seated & enjoy the show."
. . . . . . . . .AT THE PRESENT TIME PLANET EARTH IS UNDER THREAT OF CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE BROUGHT ABOUT BY HUMAN ACTIVITY ON EARTH....READ ALL THE FACTS AT HTTP://WWW.CO2NOW.ORG . .OR HTTP://WWW.350.ORG ...AND DON'T REMAIN SEATED WHILE THIS PLANET WE CALL HOME IS BURNING SLOWLY BUT SURELY.

STREET LIGHTS ON 24/7

WHILE SOME PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT NEED FOR NEW POWER SUPPLY SOURCES IN ONTARIO . . . .MANY STREET AND HIGHWAY LIGHTS ARE TURNED ON 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK IN TORONTO,CANADA.....in a nearby street a 1,000 watt street light has been left on continously for a period of 5 months and counting . . . .WASTED ELECTRICITY ON SUCH IS THE BIGGEST SINGLE CAUSE OF PERCEIVED POWER SHORTAGE. BY REDUCING THIS WASTE ITSELF WOULD NEGATE THE NEED FOR ANY NEW GENERATOR OF POWER.

THE ANSWER AIN'T NUCLEAR

"The Answer Ain't Nuclear" IS A NEWS ARTICLE IN MOTHER JONES (GOOGLE IT) WHICH HAS AN INTERESTING READER COMMENT SECTION ...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT NEED MORE INFORMATION ON NUCLEAR ISSUES.

AUTO SALES DOWN 09

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THE CENTURY OLD NORTH AMERICAN LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE AUTOMOBILE MAY BE OVER ACCORDING TO THE LATEST STATISTICS FOR CAR SALES IN 2009 . . . http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gZYRFXIcAN-cs9Beozyqrlk6dAzA . . . . . . .ROUGHLY A 10 PERCENT DROP IN SALES ACROSS THE BOARD AVERAGE OCCURED IN THAT YEAR IN NORTH AMERICA WITH FEW EXECPTIONS. . . .DUE MAINLY TO BILLION DOLLAR BAILOUTS BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE DAY AND SO CALLED STIMULUS MONEY TO THE INDUSTRY....TRYING TO KEEP ALIVE AN INDUSTRY WHOSE PRODUCT HAS CREATED AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE FOR PLANET EARTH. . . .IF WE MUST SAVE JOBS.MAKE SURE THESE JOBS DON'T DESTROY US IN THE PROCESS...MY NAIVE HOPE.

CLIMATE CHANGE U CANDU

THINGS U .CANDU . . .ABOUT IMPENDING CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS....PRIORITIZE THE IMPORTANT MAJOR ITEMS FIRST...IN MY OPINION ...DON'T BUY A CAR,,BIKE IF ABLE OR WALK WITHIN YOUR LOCALITY,,OR MASS TRANSIT SPARINGLY IF POSSIBLE . . .MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR JOB...IF YOUR JOB IS AT A DISTANT LOCATION CONSIDER OTHER EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS,,,IF YOUR JOB IS MAKING A PRODUCT THAT DESTROYS THE ENVIRONMENT...CONSIDER OTHER WORK OPTIONS......REDUCE AND/OR ELIMINATE MEAT FROM YOUR MEALS...BECOME VEGETARIAN OR BETTER STILL A VEGAN....CUT OUT ELECTRICITY WASTE IN YOUR HOME....CONSIDER REMOVING REFRIGERATOR FROM HOUSE...IT CAN BE DONE.....CUT OUT AIRPLANE FLIGHTS COMPLETELY...NOT WORTH THE HASSLE AND UNECESSARY...REDUCE PACKAGING AND DON'T BUY ANYTHING UNLESS ITS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY......TRY NOT TO BUY IMPORTED ITEMS. . . . . . U CANDU IT . .FOR A CLEAN AIR/WATER FUTURE FOR THIS PLANET AND ALL ITS INHABITANTS.

PLANE STUPID

. . . .ITS PLAIN STUPID TO CONTINUE AIR TRAVEL AS IF IT WAS A NECESSITY OF LIFE...IT MOST CERTAINLY IS NOT....FOOD,SHELTER ARE NECESSARY....AIRCRAFT TRAVEL SHOULD BE EXPOSED AS WHAT IT TRULY IS..A ENERGY GUZZLING,POLLUTION SPEWING NOISY LUXURY THAT IS SUCKING THE SCARCE RESOURCES OF THIS MINUTE PLANET EARTH AND IS COMPLICIT IN THE EVENTUAL DESTRUCTION OF EVERY LIVING SPECIES ON EARTH.

HAPPY NEW YEAR LITHUANIA

. . . . ON NEW YEARS DAY 2010...LITHUANIA,A SMALL COUNTRY IN EUROPE HAS A GOOD REASON TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR....THE COUNTRY HAS DECIDED WITH THE HELP OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY TO SHUT DOWN ITS ONLY NUCLEAR POWER REACTOR FOR THE LAST AND FINAL ..TIME....A MOVE LONG OVERDUE SINCE THIS MONEY SUCKING NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IS NO LONGER REGARDED AS CLEAN ENERGY... MOST FORWARD THINKING COUNTRIES WILL CHANGE TO ALTERNATE CLEAN SOURCES OF POWER LIKE SOLAR,WIND AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL CONSERVATION..ITS A KNOWN FACT THAT HUGE AMOUNTS OF ELECTRICITY IS WASTED 24/7 ESPECIALLY BY MUNICIPALITIES, UTILITY COMPANIES AND RESIDENTIAL USERS.....CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WILL THANK LITHUANIA FOR THIS NEEDED SHUTDOWN.