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May 16, 2008
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A few petitions humbly submited for your clicking enjoyment, May 16,08.  Jim

Stand up for Democracy in the Democratic Party
A group of millionaire Democratic donors are threatening to stop supporting Democrats in Congress because Nancy Pelosi said that the people, not the superdelegates, should decide the Presidential nomination.
They're Clinton supporters and they're trying to use their high-roller status to strong arm the Democratic leaders.
So let's tell Nancy Pelosi that if she keeps standing up for regular Americans, thousands of us will have her back.


http://pol.moveon.org/democracy/?rc=homepage


Save Steve's Place
 
The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is a wetland conservation property and a tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.
The 135,000 ha property, in Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, is home to a set of three important spring fed wetlands which provide a critical water source to threatened habitat, provide permanent flow of water to the Wenlock River, and is home to rare and vulnerable plants and wildlife.

The Situation

The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (SIWR) is being threatened by strip mining. Cape Alumina Pty Ltd has lodged mining lease applications which include approximately 12,300 ha of the Reserve. Cape Alumina company documents indicate an intention to mine 50 plus million tons over a 10 year period commencing 2010. The greater part of this mine is on SIWR

The proposed area for mining on the Steve IrwinBan Paperless Voting A new bill in Congress would ban paperless voting. It's got enough support to pass, but time is short. This week, the Democratic leadership is deciding what Congress will take up next. If they don't put voting on the agenda, there simply won't be time to make the change by the 2008 presidential election. Sign this petition to ask the Democratic leaders in Congress to ban paperless voting before it's too late
 Wildlife Reserve contains the head waters of irreplaceable waterways and unique biodiversity which will not recover after mining operations are finished.

http://www.australiazoo.com/phpPETITION/index.php


Ban Paperless Voting A new bill in Congress would ban paperless voting. It's got enough support to pass, but time is short. This week, the Democratic leadership is deciding what Congress will take up next. If they don't put voting on the agenda, there simply won't be time to make the change by the 2008 presidential election. Sign this petition to ask the Democratic leaders in Congress to ban paperless voting before it's too late

http://pol.moveon.org/paperlessvoting/

Save Panama Biosphere Reserve From Dams

Four proposed hydroelectric dam projects threaten free-flowing Panamanian rivers, rare tropical species, indigenous cultures and a biologically diverse World Heritage site in the remote rainforest of western Panama. Promoted by the Panamanian government, the Colombian-owned Hidroecologica del Teribe (HET), and the U.S.-based AES Corporation, the dam projects would forever alter the pristine rivers of the Changuinola/Teribe watershed.

HET would operate a dam on the Bonyic River, within indigenous Naso territory. The remaining three dams would be constructed and operated by AES Corporation, which has recently faced lawsuits in the Dominican Republic for the alleged dumping of rock-ash. AES also had to pull out of the controversial Bujagali dam project in Uganda for issues similar to those in Panama. And more than 5,000 people protested a proposed electric plant in El Salvador this summer. In Panama, construction of the lowest Changuinola dam alone would biologically deplete more than 500 miles of streams. These four dams and their roads, bridges, and power lines would devastate unique native fish, damage the ecosystem, and open the remote jungle to development.

La Amistad Reserve contains Central America's largest intact tropical rainforest, is a United Nations designated World Heritage site, and harbors incredible biodiversity including more than 40 species of fish. Most of the fish in the watershed depend on access to the ocean to complete their life cycles, but the dams would hinder migration, possibly leading to the disappearance of up to 11 aquatic species. The dams would also flood indigenous Naso and Ngobe territories, displacing several thousand people.

Please join the growing international movement to protect this ecological jewel and voice your opposition to the proposed Hydroelectric Projects.
 
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2167/t/5243/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=22

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Posted: May 16, 2008 10:23am
May 15, 2008
Focus: Freedom of Expression
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To: nabstery@wildmail.com

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Free Press Action Fund

  Dear Care2 friend,
Big phone and cable companies are trying to get rid of Network Neutrality, the fundamental principle that prevents them from discriminating against your favorite Web sites and services.
Unless we speak out to our members of Congress they could move to allow large telephone and cable companies to control what you do, where you go and what you watch online.
To learn more, visit www.savetheinternet.com or the URL below to check out what's at stake and send a loud message directly to the Congress:
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Posted: May 15, 2008 3:35pm
May 14, 2008
Focus: Politics
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Subject: Senator McCain's lobbyist problem

Dear Friend,

Recently two of John McCain's lobbyist supporters resigned from his campaign almost immediately after news came to light that they had lobbied for the brutal military junta in Myanmar.

But that's only the tip of the iceberg. McCain has more than 100 lobbyists working for his campaign, at least ten of whom have represented foreign governments with abysmal human rights records.

I just signed a petition calling on McCain to fire three of the very worst lobbyists currently on his payroll -- I hope you will too.

Please have a look and take action.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/mccain_lobbyists/?r_by=233-1021716-lYxq8X&rc=paste

Thanks!

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Posted: May 14, 2008 10:32am
May 4, 2008
For every 10 questions that are answered correctly on our site, we will plant 1 tree! That doesn't seem like much, but if the average world citizen planted a SINGLE tree every 2 months, they would be carbon neutral over their entire life.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/537645068/731495
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Posted: May 4, 2008 8:29pm
Feb 1, 2008
http://www.seashepherd.org/news/media_080131_1.html

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Needs Your Help to Return to the Southern Oceans to Defend the Whales from Illegal Japanese Whalers

THE WHALES NEED US TO RETURN TO THE SOUTHERN OCEAN WHALE SANCTUARY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO DEFEND THE WHALES

Crew Needed:

For long Hours, cold weather, dangerous mission, spartan vegetarian meals, rough seas, icebergs, whalers, high seas pursuits, and the satisfaction of saving the lives of hundreds of whales

Imported from external blog

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Posted: Feb 1, 2008 3:01pm
Nov 28, 2007
I haven.t been online for a few days due to a family emergencey.   I am planing to buy land so if care2 folks want to get together to chat, there will be a place.  I think at the moment there is 2 other care2 members on sl that have joinded the group.  Cool  will keep anyone reading this informed.  Nabstery Neddings.
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Nov 21, 2007
A good first step information.    
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