The miscellaneous stuff
(Re-posted from Huffington Post)
I became an environmental activist in the early 1970s just as I was completing my doctorate in ecology at the University of British Columbia. It was the height of the Cold War and the height of the Viet Nam War and we were compelled to take a very public stand against activities we thought to be catastrophic both for people and for the planet.
I joined a small committee that was meeting in the basement of the Unitarian Church. We organized a protest voyage against U.S. hydrogen bomb testing in Alaska and had tens of thousands marching in the streets. When that H-bomb was set off at Amchitka Island in November 1971, it was the last hydrogen bomb the U.S. ever detonated.
It was the birth of Greenpeace, the organization I co-founded, spending 15 years in its top committee, helping to lead environmental campaigns around the world. read more »
Bumped - Bouldin.
In NY-13, Vito Fossella's district, a competitive Democratic primary is in the works.
On one side, you have a candidate named Mike McMahon. Who is Mike McMahon?
"He’s not as conservative as Powers, but he definitely appeals to us on some of the issues. He appeals to us on his opposition to gay marriage, and he told us he continues to support U.S. action in Iraq." - Conservative Party Chair Jerry Kasser
On the other side, we have Steve Harrison, a co-author of "The Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq.".
Guess which one the DCCC endorsed?
Once again, the DCCC has stuck its hands in a primary, supporting the Bush Democrat before the people even had a chance to decide for themselves what they wanted.
We, the people, must stand behind the progressive Democrat who is for HR 676, safe renewable energy, and for the withdrawal of our troops from Iraq. read more »
(You're so welcome. Bumped.)
I'd like to take this moment to thank you for supporting me. When people doubted us, you spoke up and defended our belief that we can Get America Working Again. This won't be an easy campaign but - with your support - we’re going to win. Thank you again, and know that when I am your Congressman, I will not forget DG.
Democrat for Congress
Tort Reforms have been an important part of the Bush agenda. According to President Bush, the Congress needs to protect America’s patients, doctors, and hospitals from the staggering costs of out-of-control lawsuits by passing important medical liability reforms. He has pointed out that most of the doctors have abandoned Pennsylvania because of the high cost of medical insurance. This is mainly due to the unnecessary law suits.
The cost of malpractice insurance threatens the very survival of adequate medical care. Medical malpractice insurance premiums are substantially higher in certain states like West Virginia than they are in other surrounding states. For some specialists, the premiums in these regions are more than double what the premiums are for the same coverage in the neighboring states. The result is doctors leaving that region in search of greener pastures. Medical students and residents being trained in medical schools of areas with higher premiums are becoming more likely to leave those regions to start their professional careers in other states. read more »
"He appeals to us on his opposition to gay marriage, and he told us he continues to support U.S. action in Iraq."
- Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar