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For me it is All About Being of Service & Living the Life of the Give-Away....

Being Mindful of those who are unable to speak for themselves; our Non-Two Legged Relations and the Future Generations.

It's about walking on the Canka Luta Waste Behind the Cannunpa and the ceremonies.

It's about Mindfulness and Respect. It's about Honesty and owning up to my foibles.

It's about: Mi Takuye Oyacin

Saturday, September 9, 2017

These 26 Images Prove that This is the End of the World as We Know It


These 26 Images Prove that This is the End of the World as We Know It


Sometimes every word is superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.
1. The view over the overdeveloped metropole of Mexico City (with more than 20 million inhabitants).

Pablo Lopez Luz
2. An elephant killed by poachers left to rot.

Kristian Schmidt/Wild Aid
3. The rainforest in flames – goats used to graze here.

Daniel Beltra
4. Trails of excessive air traffic over London.

Ian Wylie
5. A massive truck delivers a load of oil sands for processing. Oil sand is considered the energy source of the future.

Garth Lentz
6. A simple herd farmer cannot withstand the stink of the Yellow River in Inner Mongolia.

Lu Guang
7. A waste incineration plant and its surroundings in Bangladesh

M.R. Hasasn
8. A fire storm plows through Colorado – increased incidences of wild fires is a result of climate change.

R.J. Sangosti/Denver Post
9. The scars left behind from the mining of oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Garth Lentz
10. A nighttime spectacle in downtown Los Angeles – the energy demand is incalculable.

Mike Hedge
11. In Oregon, this thousand year old forest fell victim to the chain saw for a new dam.

Daniel Dancer
12. The area around Almeria in Spain is littered with greenhouses as far as the eye can see – simply for a richly filled dinner table.

Yann Arthus Bertrand
13. Poachers pose proudly with the coat of a Siberian tiger.

Steve Morgan/Photofusion
14. The Mir Mine in Russia, the largest diamond mine in the world.

Google Earth/ 2014 Digital Globe
15. A dead albatross shows what happens when we litter. A living dumpster.

Chris Jordan
16. And yet another megatropolis – a bird’s eye view of New Delhi (over 22 million inhabitants).

Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe
17. Paradise almost lost: the Maldives, a popular vacation spot that is threatened by rising sea levels.

Peter Essick
18. The beginning of Black Friday at an electronics store in Boise, Idaho.

Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman
19. Tons (literally) of broken electronics end up in developing countries and are stripped for precious metals by using deadly substances.

Peter Essick
20. The blunder of the Brazilian rain forest is being repeated here in Canada.

Garth Lentz
21. A landfill for worn-out tires in the desert of Nevada.

Daniel Dancer
22. While the entire world watched the events of Fukushima, a massive heat and power station was burning just a few miles away. All attempts to extinguish it where fruitless.

Mainichi Newspapers/AFLO
23. This polar bear starved to death in Svalvard, Norway. Disappearing ice caps are robbing polar bears of both their living space and food.

Ashley Cooper
24. To the last drop: an oilfield in California and the merciless overexploitation of humans.

Mark Gamba/Corbis
25. A massive waterfall from melting pack ice. These masses are the only meltwater and the undeniable proof how swiftly climate change is advancing.

Cotton Coulson/Keenpress
26. The Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya rides a wave of filth and trash (Java, Indonesia).

Zak Noyle
“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”
This prophecy is becoming a more and more brutal reality. But, even today, not every person is aware of the horrible effects our lifestyles have on nature. So share these evocative pictures with everyone. – 

Friday, September 8, 2017

HURRICANE EVACUATION + PETS: Federal Law

ATTENTION: HURRICANE EVACUEES with PETS
For my friends in the path of Hurricane Irma (Jose, and any others)
If you are evacuating to a hotel/motel and they say they DON'T accept pets, don't get rude, but simply tell them that is against the law & FEMA established that after Hurricane Katrina.

The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS) was a bi-partisan initiative in the United States House of Representatives to require states seeking Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance to accommodate pets and service animals in their plans for evacuating residents facing disasters. (There are only a handful of states where this provision is not in place. Please see map: https://www.animallaw.info/…/map-states-disaster-planning-l….)
PLEASE do not leave your animals when you evacuate. They depend on you for safety, shelter, food, and water. Without you, they can get irreversibly ill and possibly die.
Stay safe and be sure to share!
Verification:
1. https://www.congress.gov/…/plaws/publ308/PLAW-109publ308.pdf
2. https://www.avma.org/…/Ref…/disaster/Pages/PETS-Act-FAQ.aspx
3. https://www.animallaw.info/…/state-and-federal-disaster-pla…
Details:
http://www.wagnpetsafety.com/…/Pet_Parents_and_PETS_ACT_of_…

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Meanwhile in TX
















Hurricane Harvey and Texas


TX has a has a history of hating the rest of the u.s. and wanting to secede... They believe that by protecting human & environmental rights, they will somehow suffer.....

Let's take a look at Texas & it's current events:

The TX government is now controlled by Climate Deniers such as Governor Greg Abbott, who works closely w/ EPT/DAPL CEO Kelcy Warren (donating $899,803 to Abbott's campaign) and Kelcy's lovely 3rd wife, Amy.  Warren was recently put on the Texas State Park & Wildlife Commission and his wife to the Texas Humanities (Board) by a very grateful Greg Abbott.
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https://www.gregabbott.com/issues/

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Meanwhile, Rick Perry, former governor TX: Climate Denier, Member of the Board of Energy Transfer Partners is now the Current u.s. Secretary of Energy: His job is to maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation. He is also tasked with overseeing the United States’ energy supply, carrying out the environmental clean-up from the Cold War nuclear mission, and managing the 17 National Laboratories.


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In the wake of Hurricane Henry Texan's will be feeling long term environmental effects from their favored chemical plants & oil refineries:

Arkema:"A global chemical major, Arkema has operations in over 50 countries, with leadership positions in specialty chemicals and high performance materials." 
Is experiencing a series of Major Explosions....

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Arkema

Also in TX, several major oil refineries have shut down & are experiencing major problems as well.....
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Motiva:Valero

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Refinery Tanks: Texas City

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Valero

Halliburton (Fracking Company) is also based in Houston,TX (infamous for the support of Dick Cheney and the Halliburton Loophole) and will most likely have its toxic laden fracking wells affected by Harvey, but no worries as they are exempt from all responsibility:

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Fracking well blowout: Texas
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"In 2005, the Bush/ Cheney Energy Bill exempted natural gas drilling from the Safe Drinking Water Act. It exempts companies from disclosing the chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing. Essentially, the provision took the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) off the job. It is now commonly referred to as the Halliburton Loophole."

Gasland 2: A film by Josh Fox - NOW on HBO


Now take a moment to think about all the toxins & chemicals left behind in the ground from blowouts.... once they are covered by hurricane waters, what will happen to those chemicals? Where will that chemical laden water go? Well (not a pun) some will go back into the ground water, some will go into the drinking water, some will go into rivers, wells, and the ocean, which of course will affect food & drinking water sources.

There is a problem, because the POTUS has gone to visit TX and has promised them Federal Aid.... which is as it should be, however, my concern is there are Major Oil & Fracking Companies (which I wager are all friends of potus), that do not pay a fair share of taxes, are not held responsible for their part in damaging the environment, and are now a major source of the environmental devastation in the storm's aftermath, and knowing what I do about potus, he is most likely to give the aid to his friends & his friends' companies rather than to those who need it most....

I also want to point out which may be considered in poor taste to do: that the people of TX have voted time & again to put the climate-deniers & poisoners into office. They could have voted for Wendy Davis who is pro-human & environmental rights and is not beholden to Kelcy Warren or the oil magnates, but instead chose Greg Abbott (current Governor) who worked against ACA & EPA guidelines: 
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Now more than ever the people of TX are in need of Health Insurance & EPA regulations....

In the aftermath of Harvey, how will the people affected afford the medical care they are now in so desperate need of?

How will the toxic spills from the refineries & chemical plants & fracked waste wells affect their water & food sources... how will those spills affect their living environments?
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It will be interesting to see how Greg Abbott, Kelcy Warren, Rick Perry, potus, et. al. work to clean up the environment & help those affected by Harvey, or if they instead put the $$$$$ back into their oil investments.

Would anyone care to place a wager?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

White House Climate Report LEAKED!

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S. 

   By LISA FRIEDMAN

The coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga., Saturday, June, 3, 2017.

© AP Photo/Branden Camp The coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, stands in the distance in Juliette, Ga., Saturday, June, 3, 2017.

WASHINGTON — The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration.

The draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet been made public, concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain and that the ability to predict the effects is limited.

“How much more the climate will change depends on future emissions and the sensitivity of the climate system to those emissions,” a draft of the report states. A copy of it was obtained by The New York Times.

The report was completed this year and is part of the National Climate Assessment, which is congressionally mandated every four years. The National Academy of Sciences has signed off on the draft and is awaiting permission from the Trump administration to release it.

Read More:  

US Climate Change Report Leaked Amid Fears Donald Trump’s Administration Will Dismiss It

A CONTROVERSIAL draft report on climate change that contradicts claims made by Donald Trump’s administration on global warming has been leaked.

News Corp Australia Network
President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Picture: AP

A DAMNING report on climate change that contradicts claims made by Donald Trump’s administration on global warming has been leaked, as scientists fear the President may suppress it.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/us-climate-change-report-leaked-amid-fears-donald-trumps-administration-will-dismiss-it/news-story/24326f694c1623eb6faf82bf2d489085

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White House Reviewing New Report That Finds Strong Link Between Climate Change & Human Activity



President Trump and many of his top aides have expressed skepticism about climate change, while others say human activity is to blame for global warming. So what's the administration's real position? (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)