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May 13, 2009

Some good and bad news...:

- According to an article in the UK Guardian, "America's oil, gas and coal industry has increased its lobbying budget by 50%, with key players spending $44.5m in the first three months of this year in an intense effort to cut off support for Barack Obama's plan to build a clean energy economy." (this is VERY BAD news, because they'll push for fossil fuel energy which leads us to collective suicide with climate change etc, this is energy we do NOT want: Islam prohibits suicide and requires us to be guardian of Creation)

- According to an article in UK's The Independent, "Plans to build the world's biggest offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary have finally been given the go-ahead thanks to changes to the incentive scheme for renewable energy investments" (this is VERY GOOD news, wind energy is what we want)

- According to another article in the UK Guardian, "Nearly 370 farms in Britain are still restricted in the way they use land and rear sheep because of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power station accident 23 years ago, the government has admitted" (this news means we do NOT want more of this - beware as UK Gov't is pushing for new generation, including via Mr Brown's brother who works in nuclear power)

- a different kind of bad news (I knew it, but now finally made it to 'mainstream media', in this case UK's BBC): "Chemicals found in many food, cosmetic and cleaning products [phthalates (found in vinyl flooring, plastics, soaps, toothpaste); bisphenol (found in babies' bottles, food can linings. mobile phones, computers) and pesticides (found on non-organic fruit/ veg and garden products.pose a real threat to male fertility, a leading scientist has warned. Professor Richard Sharpe, of the Medical Research Council, warned these hormone-disrupting chemicals were "feminising" boys in the womb. He linked them to raising rates of birth defects and testicular cancer"

- but to end on a high note: according to the BBC, "the Belgian city of Ghent [Gent/ Gand; I've lived there for 1 1/2 yrs: it's lovely place!] is about to become the first in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week."

 

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Posted: Wednesday May 13, 2009, 4:55 am
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