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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

27 September - The Picture on Facebook

English: Structure of the Amazon Military Comm...English: Structure of the Amazon Military Command or "Comando Militar da Amazônia" (CMA) of the Brazilian Army (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Flooded forest in the Amazon basin, c...English: Flooded forest in the Amazon basin, close to the meeting of the Rio Negro and Rio Amazon at Manaus, Brazil. This was taken in Feburary when the river flooding is seasonally low. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Films For Action
Check out the link. They have over 700 videos indexed on the website and over 300 documentaries. Reason #5494 that you never need watch TV again. 
More than 200 dams threaten the Amazon basin, and even more are planned in government inventories. Today we released a new version of our Dams in Amazônia online database to help researchers track and warn about these destructive projects. Access it today! http://www.internationalrivers.org/node/7682
Dams Database Shows More Than 200 Dams Threatening the Amazon
Two years ago, we developed a cutting-edge online database called “Dams in Amazônia” together with Fundación Proteger of Argentina and ECOA, Brazil, to track 

Nurse Rise ~ Nurses for Safe Water

Living Downstream and Sandra in New York City, Saturday, October 20! "She asks one of the essential questions of our age: How much proof is necessary to treat industrial contamination of air, soil and streams as human rights issues? This is a powerful and compelling film about a woman whose brilliance is surpassed only by her honesty and grit."
Mountainfilm in New York: October 19-21, 2012
Featuring a selection of Mountainfilm festival favorites and most popular guests. Presented by Mountainfilm in


"...Finally consider this: If the U.S. does export shale gas, it will be supplying countries like France that have already banned fracking because it’s too da

Is the U.S. on its way to becoming an energy extraction colony for other nations?

Are we the new Third World?"

Nurses for Safe Water shared a link via Vestal Residents for Safe Energy.
Stunning!: "In findings that will intensify opposition to the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, some 47 per cent of respondents in the "new shale" states of Pennsylvania and New York, who have rented out their land, said they wouldn't repeat the experience."
A perfect example of the lack of concern for safety on the part of the fracking industry. This locking cage is supposed to be OVER the wellhead, not sitting next to it. From southern Idaho, and verified for real, since friends of mine were standing there looking at it and taking photos of the unguarded wellhead.
Here's a photo that was taken at 5:30 p.m. on September 22nd. We gave Hamilton Field tours to the folks with Wild Idaho Rising Tide and Occupy Spokane. The yellow "cage" is SUPPOSED to cover the well head. It's also supposed to be LOCKED (f
or security reasons). EVERY well head we looked at - five of them - were uncaged! SOMETHING IS GOING ON. This is why I sent the email to Eric Wilson with the Idaho Department of Lands (see post below)! I haven't heard back yet, but will post as soon as I do.


Right on.
First Hand Fracking Zone Reports:
"We're Sick, We're Sick, We're Sick"
Please share this 5 minute video with Nursing Colleagues. For non Nurses, please share it with your own Heathcare Professionals, & then join us in working to prevent/resolve this public health crisis.

The price tag is just too high for something we could do much more safely and sanely with anaerobic digestion.
Here's a new study put out by Environment Maryland. It's a long PDF but the executive summary sums it up-these statistics alone give reason enough to ban fracking everywhere!

Ecocide, in action and in planning. Sucks doesn't begin to cover it, and all for the wealth and benefit of the few.
Why is our Earth being fracked, our groundwater contaminated, the tar sands being boiled, the prairies polluted? It's not for our use, not for our good. It's for multi-national corporations to peddle to the rest of the world. 范

With the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits to oil development, the crude hunt would leave mainland Alaska and head offshore into the treacherous Arctic Ocean. It was the mid-2000s, and then-President George W. Bush’s administration was selling leases for oil exploration far off Alaska’s northern shores. Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/arctic-ocean-vs-anwr-hard-earned-quest-drill-icy-abyss

"There are 27 million slaves in the world today: That's more than double the number of people taken from Africa during the entire transatlantic slave trade. A hundred and fifty years ago, an
average agricultural slave cost over three times the average yearly wage of an American worker, about US$50,000 in today's money. Yet now, entire families can be enslaved for generations over a debt as small as $18. Slavery is illegal everywhere, but it exists all over the world."

These are the two protesters who were tortured by police, egged on by Transcanada officials. The two protesters said having pepper spray sprayed on the open wounds the police had created on their arms inside the lock-down set-up was excruci
ating, but by encouraging each other and sticking together they got through it without begging mercy. Where are the troops? If this is not invasion of American soil, I don't know what is. If we want to declare war on those who are terrorizing America, Trans-Canada should be at the top of the list.

BREAKING: Shanon and Benjamin, two Texas-born blockaders, have locked themselves to Keystone XL machinery and effectively shut down construction at the site! Their actions are in defense of their eight friends just over 300 yards away maint
aining their vigil in the trees.

Click LIKE and SHARE to stand with Shanon and Benjamin as they defend Texas and their friends from this toxic pipeline.

More photos and live updates on our blog: http://tarsandsblockade.org/tree-sit-day2/
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