"WE KNOW THE TRUTH, NOT ONLY BY THE REASON, BUT ALSO BY THE HEART"
Blaise Pascal
OH YEAH
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CARRY ON...CARRY ON...CARRY ON...YEAH

Saturday, December 17, 2011

ONE TRIBE, Y'ALL


Man, I'm Love'n This...

Peace



Thursday, December 15, 2011

eXtinction


Summer Rayne Oakes

Born  near Scranton in 1984...
Same age as my oldest daughter...

When I was born,
Nature was already dying.
At the age of five,
Only half of the wetlands in the US remained.
When I was only ten,
Almost half of the world's forests had been destroyed.
By the time I was twenty,
The world's oceans had over 400 dead zones
Where no life could be supported.
When I turned twenty six,
Tens of billions of pollenating insects had died worldwide.
By the time I am forty,
Half of the Amazon Rainforest will be eliminated.
By the time I am fifty,
Lions will be extinct in the wild.
By the time I am sixty,
Many of the world's glaciers will have disappeared.
By the time I am seventy,
Ninety five percent of the world's coral reefs will have died off.
By the time I am eighty,
Two billion people will not have access to clean water.
By the time I am ninety,
Nine billion people will live on the planet,
It would take three entire Earths to sustain them,
We will not even have one.
By the time I leave this Earth,
The Nature I knew and loved,
Will be gone.


"And our small planet, at this moment, here we face a critical branch-point in the history. What we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the destiny of our descendants. It is well within our power to destroy our civilization, and perhaps our species as well.
But, we are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet. To enhance enormously our understanding of the Universe, 
and to carry us to the stars."
Carl Sagan

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FRACK THE SRBC


SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 am

Best Western East Mountain Inn & Suites
2400 East End Boulevard - Route 115
Wilkes Barre, PA

Public Hearing agenda includes 
26 applications for water withdrawals:
By the Frackers
For the Frackers
& Only the Frackers

SRBC Notice - HERE

Further Information and Talking Points:

Susquehanna River Sentinel - HERE & HERE
Protecting Our Waters - HERE

EVERY PERSON COUNTS, SO...
PLEASE

IN THE MEANTIME...

469 DAYS
AND METHANE IS STILL BUBBLING AWAY

Bubbling Videos on Dear Susquehanna - HERE

IN THE MEANTIME...

Bradford County has become a...

TOTAL SACRIFICE ZONE
Bradford County current and proposed gas lines and ancillary infrastructure.

TAKE A HARD LOOK...

Inquirer Map - HERE

Inquirer Deep Drill Series - HERE


IN THE MEANTIME...

From Sandra Steingraber, 
Selected quotes from recent interview:
Note: Sandra won the $100,000 Heinz Award 
for significant achievements benefiting the environment.

"$100,000 is NOTHING to the big boys in the corporate natural gas world. The only way money will work if it will also embolden others to do big things."

"We’re at the 11th hour now. The moratorium was here before, but now that's over.  Now is the time if you don’t want to be fracked. As a cancer survivor, whatever money I have ends up going into paying medical bills. When you live in an area surrounded by frackers, what point is it to even try to do that if the water, air, community, etc., will be gone and destroyed and the area becomes a toxic wasteland?

"So, what better use of money than to defend and protect this place? I couldn’t think of better thing to do, with even more of a public platform, to highlight lunacy of fracking. I want others to feel that they shouldn’t give up before they start the fight. Self-defeatism is what’s beating us — learned helplessness — beats us even more than the formidable power of natural gas industry.
"Whatever I can do to get people out of that place — if you want to be the hero, now’s 
your chance. I hope to use the money to open up space for speech, and not silence."

YEAH SANDRA


Full Interview - HERE

BE SEEING YOU...
AT THE HEARING

John Seller Map - 1690