PLEASE, send me reliable news articles and personal stories concerning the disabilities and diseases our current returning veterans are enduring. I am researching the types of educational/vocational assistance these dear people might benefit from as they face their future. Thank you very much!!!! Kathleen R/AngelFaith7 ~The Angel Power Emporium~
I JUST RECEIVED THIS IMPORTANT PETITION EFFORT VIA EMAIL. PLEASE, SHARE IT AROUND! PEACE~ As of yesterday, gas prices are the highest in U.S. history—we just passed the 1981 record, even adjusted for inflation.1 Prices could reach $4.00 per gallon in parts of the country, just in time to crimp summer vacation plans. As consumers suffer, the oil industry continues to reap the windfall—breaking profit records on an almost quarterly basis. It's outrageous!
Enough is enough. Hearings start today on H.R. 1252, a House bill that would make gas price gouging a federal crime, punishable by 10 years in prison. Speaker Pelosi has said she'll move the bill to a vote this week—if there's the two-thirds majority required to fast track the bill through the process.2
Oil company lobbyists are frantically trying to stop the bill. Your representative needs to hear from you today. Will you sign our petition asking Congress to pass the price-gouging bill—and then send it to your friends?
"Gasoline price gouging should be made a federal crime before the summer price increases hurt more American families."
Rep Bart Stupak (D-MI), sponsor of the House bill said this of his motivation to introduce the legislation:
"In April ... crude oil was $7 a barrel cheaper than last year (but) gas prices were almost 50 cents a gallon higher. Clearly there's more at play than simply the world crude oil market."3
In April, more than two-thirds of Americans reported that their gas bills were causing financial crunches, with a full third saying it was having a "serious" impact on their families.4
That same month, the top two US companies, Exxon-Mobil and Chevron-Texaco, announced a combined $14 billion in first quarter profits.5
It seems like even the oil industry has gone too far this time, and it's time to balance the scales. The Senate passed a price-gouging measure out of committee last week, and the House bill now has over 100 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle.
The oil industry is nervous. They've sent their lobbyists to the Hill in full force to stop—or at least weaken—these bills, and they're pulling out all the stops. The American Petroleum Institute, an industry front group of more than 400 oil and gas companies, even threatened that new laws could increase gas prices more.6
Enough is enough. This summer, we can stop Big Oil from profiting at the expense of American families. Can you sign the petition to ask your representative to make gasoline a price gouging a federal crime now?
2. "Debate on [H.R. 1252], offered by Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak, D-Mich., will kick off Tuesday with a hearing in Stupak's subcommittee. It is possible that an Energy and Commerce markup will follow. But Democratic leaders might opt to bring the bill up to the floor under suspension of House rules by Wednesday." Excerpted from National Journal's Congress Daily, Monday, May 21, 2007
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People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer, new research suggests.
While a clear increase in cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the Study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users.
Even very heavy, long-term marijuana users who had smoked more than 22,000 Joints over a lifetime seemed to have no greater risk than infrequent Marijuana users or nonusers.
The findings surprised the study’s researchers, who expected to see an increase in Cancer among people who smoked marijuana regularly in their youth.
“We know that there are as many or more carcinogens and co-carcinogens in Marijuana smoke as in cigarettes,” researcher Donald Tashkin, MD, of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine tells WebMD. “But we did not Find any evidence for an increase in cancer risk for even heavy Marijuana smoking.” Carcinogens are substances that cause cancer.
Tashkin presented the findings today at The American Thoracic Society’s 102nd International Conference, held in San Diego.
Boomers Reaching Cancer Age The study population was limited to people who were younger than 60 because People older than that would probably not have used marijuana in their Teens and early adult years. “People who may have smoked marijuana in their youth are just now getting to the age when cancers are being seen,” Tashkin says.
A total of 611 lung cancer patients living in Los Angeles County, and 601Patients with other cancers of the head and neck were compared with 1,040 people without cancer matched for age, sex, and the neighborhood They lived in.
All the participants were asked about lifetime use of marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol, as well as other drugs, their diets, occupation, family history of lung cancer, and socioeconomic status. The heaviest marijuana users in the study had smoked more than 22,000 joints, while moderately heavy smokers had smoked between 11,000 and 22,000 joints.
While two-pack-a-day or more cigarette smokers were found to have a 20-fold Increase in lung cancer risk, no elevation in risk was seen for even The very heaviest marijuana smokers.
The more tobacco a person smoked, the greater their risk of developing lung Cancer and other cancers of the head and neck. But people who smoked More marijuana were not at increased risk compared with people who Smoked less and people who didn’t smoke at all.
The THC Connection Studies suggest that marijuana smoke contains 50 percent higher concentrations Of chemicals linked to lung cancer than cigarette smoke. Marijuana Smokers also tend to inhale deeper than cigarette smokers and hold the Inhaled smoke in their lungs longer.
So why isn’t smoking marijuana as dangerous as smoking cigarettes in terms of cancer risk?The answer isn’t clear, but the experts say it might have something to do With tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is a chemical found in Marijuana smoke.
Cellular studies and even some Studies in animal models suggest that THC has antitumor properties, Either by encouraging the death of genetically damaged cells that can Become cancerous or by restricting the development of the blood supply That feeds tumors, Tashkin tells WebMD.
In a review of the research published last fall, University of Colorado Molecular biologist Robert Melamede, PhD, concluded that the THC in Cannabis seems to lessen the tumor-promoting properties of marijuana smoke.
The nicotine in tobacco has been shown to Inhibit the destruction of cancer-causing cells, Melamede tells WebMD. THC does not appear to do this and may even do the opposite.
I am looking for some real HELP. My sister-in-law/best pal has been batttling kidney problems and although finally on the list, in TN, she still has it tougher because she is RH negative. They live near Knoxville, TN. They have 2 daughters and one grand baby. I would do ANYTHING posible to help her, but I can't for medical reasons (& not the same blood type(. Therefore, IF you, or anyone you know, might be RH -, AND, willing to share a kidney, PLEASE let me know.
This is especially intense to me, because her husband lost his own mother when he was just 2. Then our grandparents took over, but Grandma died and several years later Grandpa died. (That is how my cousin became my brother, we raised him after those deaths). To make matters sadder, our family has lost several children to death & all were close him (my son, his neice, his oldest brother, fellow cousins, etc.). It has always broken my heart that he has had to endure so much loss, and, it "kills" me to know his dear wife is getting so bad & I can't help. We don't even live close so as to visit, etc.
PLEASE, let me know if know of any posible help!!! THANK YOU!!!! Peace, KathleenR/AngelFaith ~The Angel Power Emporium~
Here is the petition to help Leonard Peltier, PLEASE, sign and share it forward! Mr. Peltier has been especially important to each member of my family. We simply care that he finally gets the justice of freedom!!!
PDA Impeachment Conference Call Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Time: 9:00 PM Eastern Time
Call-In #: 1 605 772 3800 Code: 693278#
Agenda 1. Scheduling meetings at your local Congressional office. We are looking to have all of these meetings take place within the Feb 16-26 recess, but due to time restraints do the best you can. If your meeting is scheduled prior to Feb. 21 please contact me and I will assist you one on one. Please schedule your meetings ASAP. If you secure a meeting please fwd me details like time, date, your name and the name of your representative. Online Assistance Available Here http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/investigations
2. We will be joined by Mike Zmolek, former Legislative Aide to Rep. Cynthia McKinney. He will be advising us on discussing Impeachment with local aides.
3. Finding leaders willing to assist those with less experience get their local efforts up and running.
We hope you can join us for the call Wednesday evening! ____________________
West Park Presbyterian Church 165 West 86th at Amsterdam (#1 Train to 86th)
There will be a full list of workshops available on the day of the event. Here is what has been confirmed:
PDA Impeachment Workshop 3:45-5:45 pm
Jonathan Tasini, former Democratic candidate for Senate (NY). State coordinating committee for Progressive Democrats of America- NY Chapter.
Dan Dewalt, founder, Patriotic Response to Renegade Government. Organizer of effort to pass Resolutions of Impeachment in the VT State Legislature.
Mike Zmolek, former Legislative Aide for Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Co-wrote the legislation on impeachment introduced by the Congresswoman in 2006.
Panel Moderated by: Frances Anderson, New York State Coordinator - Progressive Democrats of America.
Evening Program 7:30 - 10 pm The Time is Now - Impeach Bush for War Crimes! with Cindy Sheehan, Ramsey Clark, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Debra Sweet and David Swanson.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 10am – 6pm: Strategizing to Remove Bush & Cheney from Office in 2007, 10am Synagogue for the Arts 49 White Street (A,C,E,6,N,Q,R,W to Canal Street; #1 to Franklin)
PDA Breakout Sesion Panel 4-6 p.m.
After Bush, What? Presenters from differing political perspectives within this movement will discuss this topic. ____________________
San Francisco Chronicle Reports on Planned Student Strikes Against the Iraq War Feb. 15 Students at more than a dozen colleges from San Francisco State University to Columbia University in New York will stage strikes and rallies Thursday to protest the war in Iraq. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/18576
Channel 4 Education is currently producing a documentary about the families left behind when teenage soldiers are killed in Iraq. We are focusing in detail on 4 families, but would like to have a space in the film dedicated to all of the teenage soldiers who have died in
Iraq since the war began. For this reason, I would like to ask that family members of deceased soldiers send us any video or photographic material that may be used in the film with their permission. We are specifically looking for phone video material and photographs that would have been filmed while they were stationed in Iraq.
Please contact Christina to talk about this further, at
Century Films is an award-winning television production company renowned for making serious documentary films about sensitive social issues. Previous films include a series about parents with mental health problems, a film about the experiences of women prisoners, and recently we won a BAFTA for Best Documentary for a film about children with Autism.
We have now been commissioned to make a special 90-minute film for Channel 4 about veterans. Through veterans' own stories the film will look at the difficulties some ex-servicemen and women face in returning to 'Civvy Street', including the emotional or psychological problems some experience. Including the stories of veterans from a wide range of different conflicts, from WWII through to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the film will also explore British Society's relationship to veterans.
We are in the early stages of researching the film and we are keen to speak to veterans of all ages who would be happy to chat to us about their experiences.
As we discussed last week it would be great if you could suggest people who you think might be willing to have a chat with us (not necessarily with any commitment to taking part in the film). At this early stage in our research it would be good to speak to as many people as possible, so contacts for either veterans themselves or people who could put us in touch with veterans would be a great help. We are finding it particularly difficult to find veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan so any suggestions here would be most welcome.
Please call Elodie or Jeanette on 020 7378 6106, or email
Hello Friends! Poverty has extensive aspects and issues, and, each county and state may have differing relevant regulations, yet all have cracks in their system. The Angel Power Emporium exist to TAPE such cracks and help get folks on a path toward a better life. In time, you will be amazed at the stories we'll learn about, the craziness that causes road-blocks, and, the deeply good people who sincerely care. It is up to WE THE PEOPLE to help others be a successful. Let us begin with a different thread per issue, and, grow on from there. God Bless You All!!! PEACE~ KathleenR/AngelFaith The Angel Power Emporium
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