9/11 Truth and the Media

9-11 was an inside job! ... according to moonb...

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It seems that by calling someone a “conspiracy theorist” you automatically taint them and their message for anyone else to remain even partially open-minded it at all. It is an effective tactic. No one wants to be labeled a “conspiracy theorist”. It conjures up images of a dirty toothless crazy old paranoid alarmist that you laugh at on the bus or on the subway. Don’t be one of those people who buy into that stereotype and allow it to dictate what you believe, whose message you will hear, and whether or not you would dare repeat it.

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Tell The EPA That You Support Reduction Of Air Pollution

Environmental Defense Fund:

Use this link to get to TAKE ACTION!!

Send an email to the EPA telling them that you support the “Transport Rule” proposal, which is will reduce sulfur dioxide pollution  and nitrogen oxide pollution and save our economy BILLIONS!

The EPA is in their final days of accepting public comments on whether or not to reduce harmful air pollution from America’s power plants.  The deadline is this FRIDAY.

These new standards would reduce tens of thousands of premature deaths every year, prevent 1.9 million sick days, and save our economy tens of billions of dollars.”

An Email From Environmental Defense Action Fund: Summer From Hell!!

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Summer from Hell: Our New Normal on a Warming Planet?

  • 10 U.S. states had their hottest summer on record and all but 7 states were above normal. And summer nighttime heat records were set in 37 states.
  • June-August global land surface temperature was the warmest on record, 1.80 F (1.00 C) above the 20th century average of 56.9 F (13.8 C) and surpassing the previous record of 1.66 F (0.92 C) set in 1998.
  • For only the third time in the satellite record and the third time in the last four years, the Arctic sea ice extent fell below 5 million square kilometers (1.93 million square miles). This summer’s Arctic sea ice extent fell more than 25% below the 1979-2009 31-year average.
  • Arctic sea ice volume (extent and thickness) reached the lowest level ever recorded, prompting Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center to predict, “The Arctic summer sea ice cover is in a death spiral. It’s not going to recover.”
  • A record Russian heat wave caused massive wildfires and drought and may have killed up to 15,000 people, cost the Russian economy $15 billion, and destroyed a third of the Russian grain crop, causing global wheat prices to nearly double. Peat bog and forest fires filled Moscow’s air with carbon monoxide levels reaching 6.5 times more than the maximum allowable levels.
  • Devastating floods inundated one-fifth of Pakistan, drove millions from their homes, and led to the deaths of more than 1,600 people. Up to a foot of rain fell in a 36-hour period and Ghassem Asrar, director of the World Climate Research Programme, pointed to climate change: “There’s no doubt that clearly the climate change is contributing, a major contributing factor. We cannot definitely use one case to kind of establish precedents, but there are a few facts that point towards climate change as having to do with this.”
  • Hundreds of walruses on Alaska’s North Slope were stampeded to death when they beached themselves on land because there were no sea ice floes available.
  • This year’s extreme heat is causing only the second known global bleaching of coral reefs. In oceans from Thailand to Texas, scientists fear this year’s die-off may be as bad as or worse than in 1998 when an estimated 16% of the world’s shallow water reefs were severely damaged. In the waters off the Philippines, 95% of the corals have died this year.

Sign the petition on their webpage –> EDF.org I tried to link it straight from here but the email I got brings me to a user-specific page with all my info…..

Sign the Petition: Constitutional Amendment to end Corporate Personhood – Sign the Petition | Change.org | CREDO Action | Change.org

“Corporations currently enjoy free speech rights as though they were people. They are not. They are fictional entities created by governments and money in order to generate profits. Since profit is their only motive their behavior is often against the interests of real human beings. They are tools that exist at our pleasure; not the other way around. They should not enjoy unregulated speech.”

via Constitutional Amendment to end Corporate Personhood – Sign the Petition | Change.org | CREDO Action | Change.org.

Beyond Oil: Personalized Video

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I was sent this link in my email to a video that was personalized with my name to send to President Obama as part of a petition.  It was through Sierra Club.  I enjoyed watching it and I signed the petition and sent the video.  Here is the link:

http://letsmovebeyondoil.org/movie.php?key=555420

Enjoy!!  Also, I’m not sure if you can still make your own video but it is worth a try!!

Sierra Club: Back to School with the Sierra Club!

Sierra Club: Back to School with the Sierra Club!.

This is a link to an interactive page for children by the Sierra Club.  They are also hosting a Walk to School Challenge.

“During October, elementary and middle school students and their families can help their schools win one of five $5,000 grants — simply by walking (or bicycling) to school. The five schools with the highest levels of participation will be eligible to win a $5,000 grant. Walking uphill not required.”

This is a good find for anyone with kids who wants to begin their interaction with nature and other issues.  Children can learn more than we think they can.

My nephew is 5 and I tell him the truth about ALMOST everything (if it’s about Santa or the Easter Bunny I refer him to his mother).  He knows the Water Cycle and the last thing we were talking about is how we see colors.