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TomCat S (132)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:38 am
Historically, my annual Earth Day message has been doom and gloom, along with most others, but this year, I’m going to break from that pattern and cover some of the dew good things we have going on and the need to protect them from ongoing Republican assault. Happy Earth Day!

David C (151)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:51 pm
we must remain optimistic (recent article I read that sun maybe going in an era of sunspots that predicts a decrease in radiation....i.e. energy...for next 50 years>>>> could be just the break we need to give humanity the time to changes to not create excessive global warming gas production and destroy life as we know it >>>> the new cleaner greener energy will also help a lot with other environmental issues)....

Earth on Republicans = Venus or Mercury = unliveable....there is no Planet B for life, lets save the one we have.........

Lynn S (235)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:22 pm
If Republican/Teabaggers win in November, count on the Keystone XL project getting the go ahead. If that hapens, Canada’s PM Harper and his harlots will be dancing a jig as will the Alberta government. It might mean more jobs, but at what cost? And then, as Patty says, Rmoney’s promise to gut the EPA, among other things.

The only good Republican/Teabagger is the one that does NOT get into political office — municipal, county, state or federal.


Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 4:56 pm
Earth Day is every day! If we don't take care of our home then nothing else will matter.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 5:33 pm

Mary T (178)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:00 pm
I agree with Dandelion, Thanks Tom

Susanne R (234)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:50 pm
The Republicans don't want the EPA or any type of government regulation because it restricts the ability of their corporate masters to make huge profits by forcing them to be kind to the earth and mindful of what their actions do to others. Developing and implementing technologies that reduce carbon emissions and hazardous waste can be quite expensive. Evidently, the earth and its inhabitants take a back seat to the almighty dollar. If corporate America doesn't have the morals to operate ethically, then they should be forced to. We are forced to live with the dirty air and water they leave behind --why shouldn't they be forced to fix the damage they've caused and implement measures that will keep them from causing any future damage?

Great article, Tom! Thanks for posting it!

P A (117)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:59 am
I quite agree - excellent cartoons - if rather painful to think about - we must save this planet - or die out.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

Carol H (229)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 5:57 am
thank you Tom

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 6:15 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 7:58 am
Just say NO is right! Thanks TomCat.

TomCat S (132)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 10:35 am
Thanks all. I'm sorry this was so late in being listed here.

Monica D (580)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 4:42 pm
I agree with Dandelion. Happy Earth Day!

. (0)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:49 am
"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?"

"The livestock sector emerges as one of the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency." UN Food and Agricultural Organization's report "Livestock's Long Shadow"

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund

Why would someone choose to be vegan? To slow global warming for one! Here are two uplifting videos to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: and

TomCat S (132)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 10:25 am
Thanks Monica.

Interesting pointsJC. I tried that route and it did not work for me.
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