Beltway Friend 1 Writes:
So how happy are you guys that I am working again! Environmental news stories here I come! :-)So, if we start a campaign, I think we could get enough people to write Bloomberg in for President. Or at least our economic and environmental adviser (or dictator... oops...I used the 'd' word).... here's his latest view on corn ethanol... which I hate to burst a lot of people's bubbles, is not the end all be all of the world's problems. But nice try U.S., it was a good first attempt.
And for those of you celebrating , or not, but send flowers, etc., instead of calling , try giving these places a call instead (who knew flowers of all things could be so damaging...). http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/30958Oh yeah, and http://www.ennmagazine.com/12all/lt/t_go.php?i=1055&e=MTM5NzM2&l=-http--www.enn.com/top_stories/article/30962is leading the way on changing their packaging! WOOHOO!
I know you now have before you 3 environmental articles, but they're short. And you don't need to respond. Not much really to debate. Just read them at your leisure.
Beltway Friend 2 responds to Beltway Friend 1:There's clearly an environmental bias from the people on this list, Beltway Friend 1 so I'm gonna step up and reply all to this article.We already know that Beltway Friend 1 is cousins with Captain Planet and on a first name basis with... thanks for this.
I don't know about Bloomberg for president, but I do think that we should be treading carefully on the biofuel craze. Check this other article here about the subject:
Consider this!!!Why haven't we seen major government initiatives towards solar energy!Cheap, will create jobs, effective for the most part though it might need a little more work, no where near as dangerous as nuclear!!!
Answer: They haven't found a way yet to harness and SELL the sun as a commodity. The obvious answer for humans to take on energy development is being stonewalled until they can find a way to control and profit off of sunlight.Beltway Friend 1 might disagree with me ... she usually does
Beltway Friend 1 responds to Beltway Friend 2:What's your position... I'm confused...Do you like solar energy, hate it, kind of like it..... haha?
Sis. Crutch Writes in Response to Beltway Friends 1 & 2:
Beltway Friend 1 responds to both Beltway Friend 2 and Sis. Crutch:
Tha Artivist Responds To Beltway Friends 1 & 2 and also Sis. Crutch:
"We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted...So any nation which in its youth lives only for the day, reaps without sowing, and consumes without husbanding, must expect the penalty of the prodigal whose labor could with difficulty find him the bare means of life." ~Teddy Roosevelt
Beltway Friend 1, thanks for the articles and the knowledge…Tuesday I saw Charlie Rose and his guest was Business Tycoon Richard Branson…Branson was talking about how he was convinced by scientists and Al Gore that Global Warming was real…He actually created the Virgin Earth Challenge last September which will award 25 million dollars to whomever can come up with an environmentally friendly alternative to oil…Here’s the link to more info about the contest:
Beltway Friend 1, Branson echoed the same thing you stated about sugar based ethanol being used in early version of cars from 1902-1916…He also stated that the reason why automakers stop making cars that run on ethanol was because of American Prohibition…It was a fear that people will try to drink the ethanol due to the ban on alcohol therefore leading to a large number of deaths...WTF!!!
You see politrixs have always made things worse for people…Lol
Also I know for myself that global warming is real…Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita were able to happen because the Gulf of Mexico is becoming warmer…Hurricanes feed off the warm salty sea water…
Also look at the tornadoes from last week…Being in
These things are not coincidences…
If you want to get people involved there’s a simple way to do that…
Bro. Malcolm used to say “make it plain”…In other words disseminate the info in a way that ordinary everyday people can understand…In stead of abstract graphs, surveys and studies show them how it directly and concretely impacts them in a very immediate fashion…We all know that human nature dictates that many of us don’t get involved in a cause until it directly affects us…
It is a known fact that people of color and poor communities are usually the collateral damage and first human victims of environmental poison and destruction…
I remember growing up in my grandparents’ neighborhood in South Memphis...Is it just me or is every older Black community in America located near the train tracks with factories near by???
Well there used to be a full operating U.S. Army Depot equipped with underground facilities…It is currently closed…Nobody in the neighborhood and outside the U.S. government knew what they kept there and what exactly they were doing in the first place…But years later it seems that many neighborhood people have been diagnosed with and are dying from cancer related illnesses…I know my maternal grandmother passed away from breast cancer 10 years ago and her husband, my grandfather, recently died of complications from cancer three years ago…Is there a connect to the Army Depot for the illnesses??? Maybe or maybe not…But planting that seed of doubt in people’s head will make them become more aware of their immediate environment and perhaps with time, more vigilant…
Another example is to look at the situation out in Richmond, Ca…There is a very high number of kids with asthma in that city as well as in the state of California for that matter…Richmond, Ca illustrates the point perfectly because there are a lot of poor minority communities near refining plants like Chevron…Being that asthma is a breathing disease and that the air in that city is so horribly polluted, one can easily draw the conclusion that there’s a connection without seeing any “scientific data”…However, I am definitely not dismissing the scientific data, but in our society sometimes seeing first is believing second…Lol…
Here are some links that go into further detail about what’s going on
To tie into what Sis. Crutch said about protesting…There are people protesting oil conglomerates as we speak…The work environment of some of these leading oil companies are horrible for people of color…Particularly for women of color…
I have a friend (Sis. Tawanna Thierry ) down in Houston that is currently fighting one of the largest oil companies in the world, Schlumberger…She and her colleague Dr. Candi Hudson have filed a lawsuit last year which details race and sex discrimination…They are currently on leave with pay pending the company investigation…Basically their careers in that field are over…
I created a name for these sisters: The Schlumberger 2
Bro. Marcus Jones (the father of These are educated sisters but yet they had to deal with white men exposing themselves to them on the job and with racial slurs and other degrading words hurled at them on a daily basis…This is not a coincidence…The oil industry is notorious for these types of cases…Remember the Texaco incident from the 1990s where oil execs were caught on tape calling Black employees “Black Jelly Beans”:
These are educated sisters but yet they had to deal with white men exposing themselves to them on the job and with racial slurs and other degrading words hurled at them on a daily basis…This is not a coincidence…The oil industry is notorious for these types of cases…Remember the Texaco incident from the 1990s where oil execs were caught on tape calling Black employees “Black Jelly Beans”:
They ended up paying the plaintiffs 476 million dollars, which is pocket money to Texaco anyway…
Schlumberger has a long history of job discrimination and sexual harassment not only in the
They also were forced to pay recently millions of dollars for environmental damages in the
On February 29, 2008 there will be a huge protest of the company in
These sisters need all the help and media attention they can get…They don’t have legal representation because all the lawyers in the Houston area are in bed with Schlumberger…If you know anybody or any entity that can help these sisters please e-mail Sis. Tawanna Thierry at firstname.lastname@example.org …She can also be reached by phone 832-694-7845
For more information about the Schlumberger 2 case please peruse the following links:
Change is definitely in the air and I am not talking about Barack…
However, I am a proud hope monger!!!
This is the new chapter of the World Civil Rights Movement…This is the unfinished business from the previous generation…I hope you join me in making this world a better place to live and breathe for our kids as well as for us…
I hope you are willing to fight for justice just as we are so willing to fight each other…
All Power To The People