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Mary
- 1377 days ago - environment.change.org
It's easy to tally the monetary costs of nearly a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan: $1 trillion dollars. It's also unfortunately way too easy to tally the human toll: more than 2 million Americans have served, and 7,000 U.S. soldiers have died as...



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Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 7:22 pm
My deepest appreciation goes to JessL at Change.org who told me he really liked the idea of this petition and asked if he could write blog about it :) He has delivered, and I hope you like it!
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 7:55 pm
You already signed this petition.
Thank you for taking action!
Also posted to FB - very well written and something we all need to think about.
 

William K. (328)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 7:55 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Charlie L. (47)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 7:56 pm
Thank you Jess and Mary. Noted and signed.
 

AniMae Chi (393)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 8:06 pm
SIGNED #111
Than.q Mary
 

Dave Kane (308)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 8:20 pm
America's wars should be stopped -- period! War is stupid and expensive. Not to mention a murderous device.
 

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 8:47 pm
(oops...sorry, Jess L is a she, not a he...bad mary, very bad!!!)
 

. (5)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 8:54 pm
Jeeeeeez whoever wot posted this must be a briwiant riter/thincur. Thanks Mary.
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:01 pm
I attempted to sign, the site doesn't work propely :-( I'll try later
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:09 pm
Not working for me, either....Firefox says it's untrustworthy.
 

Marilyn L. (107)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:19 pm
Signed. Thanks for sharing.
 

. (5)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:24 pm
Thanks for taking action!
Add your name to these urgent campaigns!
 

Linda G. (187)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:25 pm
Noted. You already signed this petition.
Thank you for taking action!

Any thinking person knows that the cost of war is more than the cost of fuel, troops and lives. But until war becomes less profitable, those who perpetrate them will continue, regardless of the costs to people, nations, the environment and animal habitat. Good article and petition, Mary.
 

Ancil S. (175)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:30 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:51 pm
signed
 

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:56 pm
eek...weird. I haven't had any issues with my Norton software, so it might a firefox compatibility issue...I'm sorry you guys...
 

Jae A. (323)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:06 pm
Gladly noted and signed. THANK YOU MARY ! WHAT A TALENT ! Yes, I'm scream it out loud as everyone should hear it being said. :-)

It's been a concern of ours for years now. We can not figure out why this is not a major focal point of those wanting to end these wars. All the cost have been outrageous and will have lasting effects.. but when the cost are so high as it is to the entire world's enviorment for possibly centuries to come...to continue on with it really seems more than brainless...especially when doing so for Corporate Profits.But then, it's they who are destroying our enviorment in just about every way possible as well as with these wars...[sigh].
 

Kim O. (403)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:10 pm
Sorry Sharon!!! Not allowed to sign!! $^#%&!!!
 

Eternal Gardener (703)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:12 pm
Shove the facts and subsequent inconvenient truth right under their noses!! Brilliant action of Mary & Co, thanks.. I gladly signed it!
 

Kaye S. (45)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:20 pm
Not sure how I feel about this.
 

SAM LOVES PETER H. (143)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:25 pm
SIGNED & NOTED
 

Ness F. (211)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:32 pm
Noted and signed with Thanks,
Cheers Mary!
I'm with Hester...
 

Tarequl M. (170)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 11:17 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:45 am
Noted & previously signed.... cannot understand why we only have 124 signatures. Guess we need to get this to a wider audience.
 

chris b. (2474)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:58 am
Few wars can be justified apart from when one is attacked by an aggressor and ones choice is fight or be vanquished as in WW2 when Herr Hitler was eyeing up the UK from 22 miles across the English channel, having conquered all before him in Europe! Even in that war much cruel and unnecessary devastation was unleashed on millions of innocent civilians and animals by the warring factions! As to the environmental cost it was probably beyond price and still leaves its legacy in many parts of Europe and elsewhere! It has to be remembered that only one nation used WMDs in that war and chemical warfare had largely been a distant memory from the 1st World War! So much for progress and civilisation! Subsequent wars where such nasties as agent orange amongst other cancer causing chemicals have been used with impunity by that same WMD wielding nation are regrettable! What the environmental effects of such chemical deforestion have been are also likely unmeasurably immense! The cumulative effects of war would have no doubt allowed the rest of us to live in relative prosperity for hundreds of years had the levers of war not been in the hands of those that profit from war such as oil companies, arms makers, extremist politicians and politicians in the pay of the profiteers of war etc! The loss of human and animal life in war and the devastation reeked on the natural and built environment should make us all feel guilty about our complicity in such wanton destruction! Many nations of the world spend such disproportionate amounts of their GDP on their military that their citizens are condemned to a life of poverty. The sums are mind boggling, Pakistan and India would not require aid for their natural disasters, All Americans could all have free healthcare and a substantial pension, The UK and France would not be forced to raise their pension age to 66 and 62 respectively, China could provide all it's citizens with decent housing. Many African countries that rely on aid could become debt free. The list of benefits of non war are virtually endless if the vast sums wasted on it or the preparation for it by virtually all nations was spent elsewhere! The consequences of non war would of course mean a few rich corporations would have to turn their swords into ploughshares! And many extremist politicians would have to learn compassion and kindness! What an amazing thought!
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:05 am
thanks. For those of you who don't know, CHANGE.ORG is a great organization and I"m a memember. It's another source to send petitions to help change things for the better. I just caution that you read the petitions, cause there are some right wing jerks who try to put things in there.
 

Charmaine C. (177)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:09 am
The figures from this study will make interesting reading.
 

Tonya P. (6)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:27 am
Signed and noted thanks mary :)
 

Thomas C. (116)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 3:03 am
War does what it says on the tin "Kills all in it's path" Well maybe that was the weedkiller tin but the same principle applies! Not sure whether messrs Blair and Bush read the lable on the tin!
 

Victoria B. (36)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 3:25 am
THE WORLD NEEDS TO GROW UP VERY QUICKLY, WE CAN NO LONGER HAVE ALL THESE CHILDISH SQUABBLES, WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE EARTH AND ITS DIVERSE INHABITANTS - IMMEDIATELY. WARS HAVE TO STOP - NOW !!

 

. (5)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:02 am
Americas' wars should stop right now. They are all illegal and the slaughter of millions of innocent civilians is not a good thing.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:44 am
Noted and had previously signed. Since the beginning of these wars I have often asked myself what we will have accomplished when our troops are removed from these countries. Are we so arrogant as to beleive that because of our presence we will change a culture that has existed long before the idea of the United States even existed?
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:23 pm
Depleted uranium in particular has disastrous effects on the environment and health where it's been used.
 

Kit H. (174)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:27 pm
signed.
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:59 pm
Signed and shared..............................
 

Genoveva M M. (331)
Friday October 22, 2010, 4:32 am
Signed thanks Mary.
 

Connor Hocking (29)
Friday October 22, 2010, 9:44 am
Great idea Mary! signed :D
 

Mouth Peace (12)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 8:40 pm
Kit, don't you think this is excellent!?!?! This is a great idea!!!
 

Kaye S. (45)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 6:33 pm
Cute.
 

Corinna M. (40)
Wednesday November 3, 2010, 12:56 am
Noted, signed on 9/17/10.
 

Chien Chao (105)
Wednesday November 3, 2010, 5:21 am
thanks
 
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