Sharing the ‘News’

In sitting down to the keyboard, then trotting through the various e-mailed contacts that constantly assail most of us, I found this wonderful site that has made it a point of screaming smartly to the world about those animals that aren’t destroying the environment. It’s name is CARE2.COM and it contains a wealth of overt informations that should concern anyone. I’ll give you the lowdown in three segments…

1.) The original contact…

Hi D’Ellis R.,

One of the remaining Bush appointees in our government
is our representative to the International Whaling
Commission (IWC). And like the man who appointed him,
William Hogarth is wreaking destruction on our planet
and its inhabitants.

On February 2, Hogarth submitted a proposal that would
lift the international moratorium on whale hunting.
Tell President Obama you don’t support U.S.-sanctioned
killing of wales! >>
http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFKiS/zjVl/AMdGq

Hogarth brokered a proposed deal that would allow
Japan to do new “coastal whaling” in exchange for
ramping down so-called “scientific” whaling over the
next five years.

But a slow decline in one type of whales being killed
in exchange for opening a new group for slaughter is
not a compromise that’s acceptable! Hogarth’s proposal
puts the threatened coastal Japanese whales at even
greater risk. The IWC needs to instead focus its
attention on stopping whaling altogether.

Conservationists have worked so hard to ensure that
whale populations do not decline from human hunting,
since they face so many threats from ship strikes and
global warming. It would be a shame to destroy years of
conservation work to broker a compromise when what is
truly needed is an international enforcement on the ban
on whaling.

Urge President Obama to instruct Hogarth that the U.S.
does not condone whaling >>
http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFKiS/zjVl/AMdGq

Thank you,
LiAnna
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

P.S. For more information on Hogarth’s evil plan,
please check out my blog post on this issue on the
Care2 Cause Channels >>
http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFKit/zjVl/AMdGq

2.)[Self explanitory.]

Investigation: The oil money behind the anti-stimulus fight

nostimulus.pngThe compromise version of the $787 billion economic stimulus plan passed the House and Senate Friday and is expected to be signed by President Obama tomorrow in Denver. Despite Democratic leaders’ efforts to reach out for Republican support by dropping various controversial provisions and beefing up tax cuts, the measure passed with no Republican votes in the House and only three Republican votes in the Senate.

Public opposition to the plan was led by a group called Americans for Prosperity, which delivered 400,000 signatures on a petition to the Senate opposing the measure. As the group says in a statement at its NoStimulus.com website:

We lost. But we put up a heckuva fight!

We turned what was supposed to sail through with 80 votes and no controversy into a bloody knock-down, drag-out fight.

We showed that Americans won’t passively sit by while our future is plundered. Just the fact that the bill shrank in conference committee — they almost always grow — showed that we had an impact.

Who is Americans for Prosperity? According to SourceWatch.org, the group was founded in 2003 with money from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, which is run by the billionaires behind Kansas-based Koch Industries — the national’s largest privately held oil and gas company. Media Transparency reports that the group gets substantial financial support from the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, another one of the Koch family foundations.

Why would an organization funded by oil and gas interests be hostile to the economic stimulus plan?

Could it be the $50 billion the bill offers for more sustainable energy alternatives?

Among other things, the stimulus bill allocates $5 billion to weatherize more than a million modest-income homes and another $6.3 billion to install energy-saving insulation, windows and furnaces in federally funded housing projects, USA Today reports. It also offers a tax credit of up to $7,500 for families that buy plug-in hybrid cars, and includes $500 million for green jobs training.

Americans for Prosperity has long worked against any government efforts to tackle climate disruption by promoting more sustainable energy. Last year we reported on the group’s “Hot Air Tour,” which featured a hot-air balloon that traveled around the country with a message challenging what AFP dismisses as “global warming alarmism.”

The organization is currently running TV ads in Virginia criticizing state efforts to address climate change. Last week, Gov. Tim Kaine signed a pact with the U.K., agreeing to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, research renewable energy and raise public awareness about climate change. Kaine has also championed legislation creating renewable energy tax credits and promoting the use of alternative fuels.

Here’s the text for one of the Virginia ads titled “Tell Congress Not to Waste Our Money,” which makes clear Americans for Prosperity’s hostility to government support for more sustainable forms of energy:

MAN: OK, we’re in a recession.

Times are tough and jobs are scarce.

Congress talks about economic recovery, but what are they doing?

Spending billions of taxpayer dollars in the name of global warming and green energy.

Who is going to bail us out and pay our bills? Instead, they will:

… Make energy more expensive

… cost us more to heat our homes

… and regulate our local businesses and our jobs out of existence

No thanks. Congress should stop wasting their time and focus on real problems.

ANNONC (VO): Isn’t it time Congress listened to the rest of us and got its science and priorities straight.

Paid for by Americans for Prosperity

One of the directors of Americans for Prosperity is North Carolina millionaire businessman and former state legislator Art Pope. He funds a network of pro-business think tanks that was behind an effort to scuttle efforts to address global warming in North Carolina, as we reported in our 2007 Facing South investigation titled “Hostile Climate.”

Americans for Prosperity has also been active on labor issues in North Carolina, where it’s fighting the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for workers unionize. Today the N.C. NAACP is holding a press conference to highlight the fact that the group is a front for big business.

Interestingly, Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president chose Colorado as the place to sign the stimulus legislation into law “to highlight some of the investments to put people back to work — particularly clean-energy jobs.”

UPDATE: A version of this story is now one of the top recommended diaries at DailyKos; to read the interesting discussion it’s generated there, click here.

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The one thing that I hope happens more is that there are more people like this giving out real information, so that some of us bloggers can relay the GOOD STUFF to those who may have missed it otherwise. In seeing that names ARE named and coupled to what ever “dastardly greed” that these “Many BLOODSUCKERS”, (=’POLI- TICKS’), are relieving the WORLD’S wallets of, via distractions and such, LiAnna and Sue have my, and I hope now YOUR, thanks for the ‘HEADS-UP’. Which is what where we SHOULD be wearing them despite what “FEAR’S” smoke and mirrors show us.

As I’ve said many times before… all we NEED to do is PAY ATTENTION, all we need to do is SHARE the KNOWLEDGE !!!

And, just to give you a more solid base of the in/ pervasive, untapped/ unstudied problem of corporate influencings are to true education here is a plethora of articles that show just one persons “prostitutioning” of their “degree” of influences can injure a WORLD. [Mis-educated by the CORPORATE influences.]and, of course, the link [It ALL makes sense when you notice.]

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  2. There could be no better investment in America than to invest in America becoming energy independent! We need to utilize everything in out power to reduce our dependence on foreign oil including using our own natural resources. Create cheap clean energy, new badly needed green jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The high cost of fuel this past year seriously damaged our economy and society. The cost of fuel effects every facet of consumer goods from production to shipping costs. After a brief reprieve gas is inching back up. OPEC will continue to cut production until they achieve their desired 80-100. per barrel. If all gasoline cars, trucks, and SUV’s instead had plug-in electric drive trains, the amount of electricity needed to replace gasoline is about equal to the estimated wind energy potential of the state of North Dakota. There is a really good new book out by Jeff Wilson called The Manhattan Project of 2009 Energy Independence Now. http://www.themanhattanprojectof2009.com

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