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What Is the CO2 Cost of War?

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I have penned a petition that I feel incredibly strongly about, and respectfully request that you read, and decide whether you are willing to sign. If you believe as I do, then I would greatly appreciate the honour of your forwarding and noting this page


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Mack David (100)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 2:23 am

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:51 am

I can't thank you enough for posting this petition, Mary!

Numerous times, I have wondered about what MUST be horrendous pollution caused by the use of DU weapons, other artillery, demolition of buildings, etc.

BUT, as is usually the case with our Dept. of Offense, the cost of these invasive wars (monetarily, humanitarily and environmentally) is rarely discussed. In fact, although the U.S. budget's chief expense is the military, even the Republicans won't mention it when chronically complaining about the deficit. (Even though they had no problem denying health benefits to 9/11 first responders, who suffer as a result of attempting to aid victims from the very action that, supposedly, propel this country into these never-ending invasions.)


Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:11 am
awww...I can't send either of you a star because I have done so within the last week! Thank you both for taking a look at this!!! :)

Alamzeb Khan (401)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:32 am

Fiona O (561)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:36 am
Signed and forwarded.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:40 am
Signed and forwarded - Well done Mary. Those who want more research are setting us up for death by breathing.

Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:43 am
you're not kidding...I'm in the process of planning a Tshirt iron on that says "have a deathwish? take a breath!" but I wanted it to be more eloquent than that so I'm still working on it! thanks...I couldn't send you another star though :( too soon.

Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:54 am
The letter I intend to accompany this petition once it is completed:

To: The Senate, House, and the President
We, the undersigned, respectfully request that our military be required to calculate and annually publish the CO2 footprint caused from military bases, activities, as well as all ongoing military installations, and actions in foreign countries.

It is important that in addition to the general public trying to take steps to reduce their personal carbon footprints, that our military and government lead by example and take responsibility for these very same. It should also invest time and energy into finding lower CO2 options such as electric/hybrid vehicles, the installation of wind turbines in foreign countries to help reduce and/or offset the CO2 footprint we are leaving in other countries, such as Iraq, and Afghanistan. Planting trees in areas that have been destroyed during military operations. Even participating in activities such as contracting with Charitable organisations to provide for low CO2 impact building projects; i.e. rebuilding homes, schools, etc...

As the government here, in these great Unites States, becomes more aware and active against Climate Change, we are certain that you distinguished few, the voices of the people, can understand our concern, and our need to offer suggestions for improving the climate situation, not just in the US, but also in those countries that we might have an adverse effect on CO2 emissions.

Please take a moment to view the many signatures, of concerned GLOBAL voices, that have gathered together here to send you one clear call to take a stand within the global community, and consider utilising some of these bold steps, to show the rest of the world how much Americans care out our great shared home; the Earth.

We truly thank you all for your consideration of our united voice and we hope that you will continue to build upon these ideas well into the future.

Most Sincerely Yours,

(anyone want to critique this, add, etc...?)

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 12:41 pm
Signed TY Mary

Eileen Novak (444)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 2:16 pm
Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Mary, do you hear the crowd going wild? It is.

Your petition is an example of how a petition should be written: it has a target recipient, it has an attainable action as a goal, it has a lucid thesis statement, it has supporting statements which are backed by objective facts, it has an effective summary, it is eloquent without being needlessly wordy, it is relevant and timely, it has me as a signer, and you as an author.



Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 2:50 pm
Oh---you should see me blushing...thank you so much EN! :) I appreciate you guys looking at this stuff!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 3:24 pm
Thanks for caring...not just for animals but for the whole darn planet... pleased to sign..

. (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 3:49 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared! Thanks!!!

Gregory Hilbert (422)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 5:56 pm
Signed and noted Mary, delighted to see you crusading against war and excessive DOD spending and FOR sustainability, and giving us the means to support that crusade!

Jack B (57)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 5:58 pm
N & S, thanks

Andrea Dorazio (56)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:01 pm
Signed and noted. This is a fantastic petition Mary! Thanks!

Patricia Myers (73)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:02 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:04 pm
Noted and signed...keep up the good work Mary

Rebecca Y (26)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:09 pm
What are we doing to our planet? What alternative should we be considering instead of weapons that harm everything and everyone? Technology advances but we humans seem to regress.
Thank you Mary. If only the bad guys would read some of these things and THINK for a change beyond their immediate grievances and resolve conflicts peacefully. What a wonderful world it would be. Signed, sealed and I hope delivered!

Eternal G (736)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:10 pm
GOOD ON YOU MARY!! Noted & signed.

Catherine Ignatowski (80)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:14 pm
Noted and signed

Carol H (229)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:18 pm
noted and signed

Tatiana T (92)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:21 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Mary!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:30 pm

. (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:34 pm
thank you Mary,gladly signed, #50

Kathy B (106)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:00 pm
Excellent - I like it! Signed & noted with pleasure.

Lyne F (93)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:05 pm
Thanks Mary!!!

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:08 pm
"Globally the USA has about one third
of all military -- thus, although the USA with the most "advanced"
military also probably has the most energy and carbon intensive military we
can probably double that figure for all the world's military - i.e. about 14%
of the world's CO2 emissions.

Here's the article

The Pentagon vs. Peak Oil

Posted on Jun 15, 2007
Michael T. Klare

Sixteen gallons of oil. That's how much the average American soldier
in Iraq and Afghanistan consumes on a daily basis-either directly,
through the use of Humvees, tanks, trucks and helicopters, or
indirectly, by calling in air strikes. Multiply this figure by
162,000 soldiers in Iraq, 24,000 in Afghanistan and 30,000 in the
surrounding region (including sailors aboard U.S. warships in the
Persian Gulf) and you arrive at approximately 3.5 million gallons of
oil: the daily petroleum tab for U.S. combat operations in the Middle
East war zone.

Multiply that daily tab by 365 and you get 1.3 billion gallons: the
estimated annual oil expenditure for U.S. combat operations in
Southwest Asia. That's greater than the total annual oil usage of
Bangladesh, population 150 million-and yet it's a gross underestimate
of the Pentagon's wartime consumption.

Such numbers cannot do full justice to the extraordinary gas-guzzling
expense of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After all, for every
soldier stationed "in theater," there are two more in transit, in
training, or otherwise in line for eventual deployment to the war
zone-soldiers who also consume enormous amounts of oil, even if less
than their compatriots overseas. Moreover, to sustain an
"expeditionary" army located halfway around the world, the Department
of Defense must move millions of tons of arms, ammunition, food, fuel
and equipment every year by plane or ship, consuming additional
tanker-loads of petroleum. Add this to the tally and the Pentagon's
war-related oil budget jumps appreciably, though exactly how much we
have no real way of knowing.

And foreign wars, sad to say, account for but a small fraction of the
Pentagon's total petroleum consumption. Possessing the world's
largest fleet of modern aircraft, helicopters, ships, tanks, armored
vehicles and support systems-virtually all powered by oil-the
Department of Defense (DoD) is, in fact, the world's leading consumer
of petroleum. It can be difficult to obtain precise details on the
DoD's daily oil hit, but an April 2007 report by a defense
contractor, LMI Government Consulting, suggests that the Pentagon
might consume as much as 340,000 barrels (14 million gallons) every
day. This is greater than the total national consumption of Sweden
or Switzerland.

Not "Guns vs. Butter," but "Guns vs. Oil"
For anyone who drives a motor vehicle these days, this has ominous
implications. With the price of gasoline now 75 cents to a dollar
more than it was just six months ago, it's obvious that the Pentagon
is facing a potentially serious budgetary crunch. Just like any
ordinary American family, the DoD has to make some hard choices: It
can use its normal amount of petroleum and pay more at the Pentagon's
equivalent of the pump, while cutting back on other basic expenses;
or it can cut back on its gas use in order to protect favored weapons
systems under development. Of course, the DoD has a third option: It
can go before Congress and plead for yet another supplemental budget
hike, but this is sure to provoke renewed calls for a timetable for
an American troop withdrawal from Iraq, and so is an unlikely
prospect at this time.

Nor is this destined to prove a temporary issue. As recently as two
years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) was confidently
predicting that the price of crude oil would hover in the $30 per
barrel range for another quarter-century or so, leading to gasoline
prices of about $2 per gallon. But then came Hurricane Katrina, the
crisis in Iran, the insurgency in southern Nigeria and a host of
other problems that tightened the oil market, prompting the DoE to
raise its long-range price projection into the $50 per barrel range.
This is the amount that figures in many current governmental
budgetary forecasts-including, presumably, those of the Department of
Defense. But just how realistic is this? The price of a barrel of
crude oil today is hovering in the $66 range. Many energy analysts
now say that a price range of $70-$80 per barrel (or possibly even
significantly more) is far more likely to be our fate for the
foreseeable future.

A price rise of this magnitude, when translated into the cost of
gasoline, aviation fuel, diesel fuel, home-heating oil and
petrochemicals will play havoc with the budgets of families, farms,
businesses and local governments. Sooner or later, it will force
people to make profound changes in their daily lives-as benign as
purchasing a hybrid vehicle in place of an SUV or as painful as
cutting back on home heating or healthcare simply to make an
unavoidable drive to work. It will have an equally severe effect on
the Pentagon budget. As the world's No. 1 consumer of petroleum
products, the DoD will obviously be disproportionately affected by a
doubling in the price of crude oil. If it can't turn to Congress for
redress, it will have to reduce its profligate consumption of oil
and/or cut back on other expenses, including weapons purchases."


greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:11 pm
"A Dirty Little Secret of Capitalism: The U.S. Military Is One of the World’s Largest Polluters

The U.S. military is not only the main enforcer of the system that is plundering the earth’s environment and its people—it is also the single largest institutional consumer of oil in the world. And the U.S. military and its global operations are a major source of carbon dioxide emissions contributing to global climate change.

Estimates are that as of 2004, the U.S. military consumed 144 million barrels of oil a year—or 395,000 barrels per day. Fifty percent of the Pentagon’s energy consumption is accounted for by jet fuel—one of the single most carbon polluting fuels in existence. Many of its vehicles consume so much fuel their consumption is measured in gallons burned per minute instead of miles per hour. The B1-B Lancer bomber, for example, burns 59 gallons a minute. The Abrams tank meanwhile goes ½ mile on a gallon of fuel. The U.S. soldier is the most gas guzzling, carbon polluting, environment destroying combatant in the history of warfare. A report from Oil Change International found that the carbon emissions produced by the military from the war in Iraq alone “equals the emissions from putting 25 million more cars on the road in the U.S. this year… If the war was ranked as a country in terms of emissions, it would emit more carbon dioxide each year than 139 of the world’s nations do annually.”

But now the military has been announcing how they are “going green”. And the reality is that the defense department is developing and using some renewable power. The twist is what this renewable power is used for. One sharp example—the U.S. Navy base torture center in Guantánamo is powered by a wind/diesel plant. So while prisoners are locked away indefinitely without charge and tortured, the military carrying out the torture is using “green technology.”

The military motivation for “going green” is to cut dependency on “foreign oil” and to prepare for the danger of dwindling oil reserves in the future. In addition to carbon emissions, the U.S. military is also one of the world’s major sources of other kinds of pollution and toxic waste. U.S. military bases, in the U.S. and especially worldwide, have spilled, dumped and left a toxic mess of petroleum products, solvents, chemical defoliants and heavy metals contaminating the soil, groundwater and waterways. In the U.S. as of 2004, 10% of “superfund” sites (the most polluted sites needing clean-up) were created by the military.

U.S. wars, invasions, and weapons testing sites have wreaked much worse havoc. They have caused untold devastation to people and the environment over decades. This includes the results from America dropping two atomic bombing on Japan—bombs which poisoned the people and countryside with radiation, in addition to killing over 100,000 people. During its war against Vietnam, they sprayed “agent orange” on the trees in the countryside to remove “the cover” of the guerrilla soldiers—this resulted in 400,000 [!] deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children born with birth defects. More recently, U.S. use of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques for target practice contaminated the soils and seas, and its illegal use of depleted uranium weapons in both wars against Iraq caused cancer rates and birth defects to skyrocket there.


greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:15 pm
The forests in Vietnam never recovered from Agent Orange, either.

Debbie Hogan (115)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:19 pm
Nicely done, Mary. Thanks. Signed.

Debbie Hogan (115)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:23 pm
...and thanks, Eileen, for passing this on.

Susan L (150)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:27 pm
Signed # 55, commented and noted. Good Idea Mary!

Rebecca Stover (33)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:38 pm
One of the best petitions I have seen on care2 in awhile. I have not seen this subject addressed before and I am very happy that you have shined a light on what must be a huge problem that no one want's to talk about. I agree about it being well written, tight, realistic goals, clear target, reasonable action, obtainable. Exactly what a petition should be. I am very happy to note, sign, comment and tweet this. I hope it make it to the front page for you Mary, and thanks to Eileen for bringing it to my attention. Well done!

Henry P (171)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:39 pm
Signed and noted

Gregory Hilbert (422)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 7:42 pm
Koo, outstanding contributions of facts that add to the value of the post and merits of Mary's petition! Bravo!!

pam w (139)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 8:01 pm
Well done, Mary..and thanks.

Monica D (580)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 8:20 pm
Signed, thanks Mary.

Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:04 pm
Oh my goodness you are all soooo wonderful! I took a nap and had to run some errands and when I finally get back to care2 to read some news I had almost 40 messages waiting for me about the wonderful comments, kudos, and compliments! Thanks to all of you for signing, noting, forwarding, etc!!! All of you are just as important to me as this cause is. Without you guys I'd just be another person sitting in the dark writing angry letters to the goverment!!

Karina P (164)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:11 pm
Noted and signed! Thank you!

gerlinde p (161)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:15 pm
signed, thanks

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 11:07 pm
#65 Thanks Mary for bringing attention to this issue. Thx Eileen for sending it to me,

PS, change your foreign policies, the people are waking up to all the nonsense and fictitious enemies.

William K (308)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 11:36 pm
Thanks, Mary. You have set a very ambitious signature goal. You do realize though, that the DOD has been mitigating the ecological footprint of the war by lowering the level of development and consumption in the country, and by reducing the number of of resource consumers and CO2 producers?

Ness F (211)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 11:42 pm
# 67: 4:39 pm, Aug 25, Ness French, Australia!!
Cheers Kudos to you Mary!!! AWESOME! Thank U Eileen for fwd'n! Honour to sign!


Ancil S (175)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 11:45 pm
Gladly signed.And glad I can help.

Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 11:48 pm
Interesting William K---can you elaborate a little more on this. If you see the figures above for fuel usage by US personnel shows in a story posted above---you get over 12.35M tons of CO2/yr and that is just for fuel----I am quite interested in ANY info you can provide, as I'd really love to start keeping tabs on this, both here on Care2 as well as other places I frequent :)
thanks for the info!!!

Melissah C (389)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 12:28 am

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 12:34 am
# 70: 8:32 am, Aug 25, Arild Warud, Portugal
TY Mary and for the fw Eileen.

Oksana Lyash (8)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 1:22 am
That's really a great idea! I have never looked at things from this point of view but indeed military activity is a threat to environment and people have the right to know what is the degree of the danger and to request that the steps are undertaken to minimize it. Mary, well done! I am not a citizen of the USA and I am in doubt if I have the right to request the US government do something, but CO2 emissions is a matter that concerns everybody on the planet, so I signed the petition. Thank you for the wonderful idea!

Sharon Collins (62)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 2:34 am
Great work Mary, standing ovation here right now! Very proud of YOU! I also am not a US citizen, but the whole world will appreciate this initiative because it is a great start, and hope many will follow!

Thomas C (116)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 2:42 am
Sadly the cost of war is multipied by the inverse of the politicians IQ that order it! The destruction of everything from forests to fields impinges on CO2 lock up the vast heavy machinery of war wastes countless tons of fuel. The destructiojn of lives homes and infrastructure says more about our barbarity than our civilisation. The complex intertwining of arms makers and oil giants such as BP in the propagation of war and coruptness of stupid politicians in facilitating wars. Think WW2 would have been a non starter for Hitler had there been no Krupps to arm him! Thus those that profit from war will never stop funding politicians who love war! Sadly the victims be they soldiers, sailors, airmen or civilians caught in the crossfire bear the firsty round of costs and the second round of costs is always the eenvironment by direct pollution, destruction of nature including wildlife and oceans and the economic costs of rebuilding shattered towns etc! Only a madman could possibly justify war as a pre-emtive activity! Military activities are by their very scale and nature wasteful period! Ban guns and all weapons of destruction period. Make sex education compulsory. Save the whales. Plant trees for life!

chris b (2474)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 2:47 am
I concur with Thomas C. and all the other sensible comments made by others on this subject!

Margaret S (53)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 3:38 am
Your signature has been delivered to: The Senate, House, and the President

Gladly signed!

Bob E (113)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 5:00 am
We are a threat to ourselves and our children’s future… It can’t all be about greed, profits, politics and indifference… It’s about time se supported us NOT them… It’s about us as living creatures on our beautiful planet… Protect Mother Earth...

Tim L (86)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 5:19 am
Signed and noted. Excellent petition Mary!

Pamylle G (461)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 5:45 am
Excellent, Mary - signed !

Animae C (507)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 6:05 am

. (0)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 6:18 am
Many thanks -- and pleased to sign. I would say more, but it's already been said quite eloquently by others who have commented.

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 7:08 am many that I can't send green stars to, because I've sent them too recently---I suppose that's a good thing---but I'd love to send you all more!!! Thank you all SOOO much!

Mark H (44)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 7:20 am
Awesome petition. Right now my mouse is only recognizing petitions "sign" buttons with outlines...I don't know why, and I'm trying to fix it....I'm saving this! Thanks!

Mark H (44)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 7:23 am
Really fine comments,too!

FulviaAway M (314)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 8:50 am
thank you, Mary! Well done, girl!

D B (51)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 9:44 am
Thanks, Mary.
I just signed!

Merissa S (15)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 10:47 am
Signed # 103. Thank you Mary

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 12:57 pm

Anna Borsey (66)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 2:44 pm
Noted & signed.

No 114 - 10:43 pm, Aug 25, Anna Borsey, United Kingdom
The utter wastefulness of modern warfare is something that surely no thinking person can condone. STOP it NOW - while we still have a world that is just about bearable.

Judith C (159)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 3:00 pm
signed for the wastefulness & destruction of war

Judy C (91)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 3:02 pm
Excellent petition, Mary. Noted, commented and signed. There are some good comments here as well. Most people don't really want war; yet we keep stokng the war machine with more dollars and more lives. Most people want to live in peace and feed and enjoy their families, but we go on fighting wars. It is insane.

linda b (186)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 4:22 pm
Signed and noted Thank you Mary.

Robert G (3)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 4:59 pm
Signed, thanks Mary.

Esther W (10)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 5:22 pm
Noted & signed--thanks.

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 5:29 pm
You guys are all SOOO wonderful. I am soooo excited by this! I have tweeted this on twitter twice now, and intend to keep doing it---every day if I have to. I appreciate all of you wonderful caring people forwarding this to your friends---and those commenting, feel free to tell us who sent it to you! So everyone can send green stars when I can't! :)

Bruno Moreira (61)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 5:51 pm
i signed the petition already!!

Mary Roberts (34)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 6:02 pm
The war is responsible for at least 141 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) since March 2003. To put this in perspective, CO2 released by the war to date equals the emissions from putting 25 million more cars on the road in the US this year.A big threat to ourselves and our children’s future.signed Thanks Mary.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 6:02 pm
Mary Mary, well done, couldn't send a star, too soon.

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 6:16 pm
that's okay penelope---i couldn't send you another one yet either! :)

Carol M (103)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 11:12 pm
signed and noted

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 1:06 am
Dont kill the world, its all we have!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 2:32 am
Signed and noted, thanks

Joy W (100)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 4:58 am
Noted and signed.

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 9:59 am
Signed. Thanks for the post Mary and thank you to Eileen for forwarding it to me. I have long been telling my friends that the war affects climate. If you look back during history and weather changes, you will see a direct correlation between storms and the number of bombs dropped. They all thought I was a crazy tree-hugger. Ha!

Leslie W (42)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 12:54 pm
Gladly signed and noted. Thank you for putting this petition together. Good job, Mary!

Angelika R (143)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 5:03 pm
It has all been said here already so I'll just add another thank you for a great job. Let's give Mary a big hand (she ought to be pretty much star spangled by now) and may this meaningful petition be successful! !

Rose Becke (141)
Friday August 27, 2010, 12:46 am

A. L. F (30)
Friday August 27, 2010, 3:37 am
Signed and Noted Thanks!!!

Michael Masley (4)
Friday August 27, 2010, 6:33 pm
signed and noted

Karen Tucker (33)
Friday August 27, 2010, 8:32 pm
Noted and I promise I WILL sign your petition later. Care2 is having some problems with its system. I sent them an email and hopefully will hear back soon regarding what the problem is. I will save your petition in my "Petitions to Sign" folder in Yahoo, along with all other petitions that I cannot sign right now.

Sue L (65)
Friday August 27, 2010, 10:12 pm
Thank you Mary for this wonderful petition! As others have already noted not only is it brilliant but written with proper grammar and directed to effective targets. It is sad how often petitions can't manage all three on Care2.

Tracy B (673)
Friday August 27, 2010, 11:20 pm
Good job Mary, definitely noted and signed! Thanks for posting to my Treehuggers group as well, hope many more sign!

Cindy C (125)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 10:07 am
signed it and thank you so much indeed

Michela M (3964)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 6:57 am
Your signature has been delivered to: The Senate, House, and the President

Alison A (244)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 7:12 am
Signed and noted with thanks Mary.

Gail Lopez (65)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 3:40 pm
Noted, signed, forwarded. Good idea, Mary. This did not occur to me. Thank you!

We need more signers - I was ONLY #180. . .

Mary Coleman (148)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 3:56 pm
oh, thank you Gail---but remember, there is no word "only" in the activist disctionary! :)

Also, all of you, feel free to check out my new care2 group (a few days old and in need of members):

Tierney G (381)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 9:20 pm
Thank you, Thank you I gladly signed excellent petition!!!

Ujala Shujat (3)
Monday August 30, 2010, 4:22 am
gr8 step Mary!

Valerie S (70)
Monday August 30, 2010, 6:15 am
Signed & noted.

Annabelle T (1)
Monday August 30, 2010, 11:00 am
Signed and noted.

Jose Ovidio Morel (50)
Monday August 30, 2010, 12:48 pm
Signed and shared................

Jose Ovidio Morel (50)
Monday August 30, 2010, 12:49 pm
Signed and shared................

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 11:19 am
This is STILL in need of a great many signatures...Please forward to your friends, etc...tweet, facebook, etc...Post it in your groups---we need support or the government will never listen to us!!!!

SANDRA R (145)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 1:17 pm
Noted and signed! Thank you Mary!!

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 5:19 pm
Thanks sandra! Hopefully we'll get many, many more!

Ken O (55)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 6:25 pm
Thanks Mary, now let's go after the Military Industrial Complex for their open thievery...thanks for the open door.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 7:06 pm
Thanks Mary. Better late than never? - Signed and on the way to your prez, with a little note from Nauru:

"I am also in favour of defense personnel but the troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the multitude of US bases worldwide (What is their carbon footprint, it should be added to the total?) are not "defense" personnel but invaders and occupiers of foreign lands. - Harry Truman changed the name "War Office" to "Office of Defense" after WW2. Was that because corporate America had run out of wars to feed on?

Have a happy Labor Weekend!

Mary Coleman (148)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 7:31 pm
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Ken because you have done so within the last week.
ralph though---it apparently has been more than a week since i sent you one somehow, so enjoy that! :)
thanks and feel free to pass on to anyone you know who'd want to help!!! You guys are wonderful!!!

Kaye S (45)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 8:30 pm
Noted, siged, I am impressed and pleased to be a part of your pettition. God bless,,,,,

Kaye S (45)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 8:46 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 10:29 pm
Love your HEART, Mary!! Good for you!! I'm so proud of you!! Signed & noted!!

chris b (2474)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 1:22 am
Waste not want not is a saying most politicians have never heard of let alone practised!

Brenda L (17)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 7:56 am
I definitely signed the petition!! good luck on getting the word out!!

Sanja T (154)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 11:49 am
noted ...and signed

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 7:23 pm
This fits in with your CO² Footprint of War.
Iraq is going to 'glow in the dark' for centuries.
The True Costs of War
Check it out.
                          John C.

Jeannette A (137)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 8:15 pm
Already signed and noted .. great petition... we need to get this more exposure!

Mary Coleman (148)
Saturday September 11, 2010, 11:06 pm
I know what you mean. I am somewhat disappointed that it has lost interest. With all the destructive and depressing things that war brings to humanity, you'd think that something positive would be praised and supported wholeheartedly, but it has been slow going since the first couple of days.

Genoveva M M (328)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 1:09 am
Dear Mary mission accomplished; Sing and noted. Good job my friend!!!

Chris E (50)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 1:18 am
Noted and signed.

Alejandra Vega (139)
Sunday September 12, 2010, 10:37 am
TY so much, Mary!!! I'll sign it as soon as Care2 petition site allows me to fill it the form! :-(

Brenda L (17)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:06 am
I signed this and will be passing it along!!

Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday September 14, 2010, 7:13 am
thank you Brenda, and the rest of you guys from the 12th as well---I keep trying to send stars and apparently have sent everyone under the sun a star too recently because it keeps saying that I've sent one within the last week, no kidding, on EVERYONE!!! It's crazy!!

Linda h (86)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 7:19 pm

Linda G (187)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 8:09 pm
Mary, I must agree with everyone above...EXCELLENT petition and I am so pleased to sign. Thank you for shining a light where many of us have never looked. I was #220 and am forwarding on to everyone I know. Thank again!!!

Jeannette A (137)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 8:45 pm
I wish this was getting more exposure... this is excellent and makes one use their little gray cells (well, those still in possession of a few). We need more articles and petitions that make us do more than just react. We need to learn and grow because we have been made aware of something new, something enlightening and something that brings us to new conclusions and new actions. Thanks, Mary, for bringing this issue to all of us.
Previously signed & noted.....

Mary Coleman (148)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 8:51 pm
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Linda because you have done so within the last week.

Corinna M (40)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 9:58 pm
Thsnks Mary. I wish I could word things the way you do. Noted and signed.

. (0)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 10:09 pm
Thanks Mary, Great Write Up, Signed and Noted.

Chien Chao (105)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 11:42 pm
Thanks Mary,
No war!

Charmaine C (177)
Friday September 17, 2010, 1:08 am
Thanks Mary! This is an important petition and should be signed and seen by as many people as possible. Thanks Koo for excellent supporting information! Noted, signed and passed on. I generally am active in other fields and I can't say I have ever given this question much thought...but I am now...and as my thoughts spread outwards from one point to another....the ripple aftereffect of our countries' wars is endless in it's destruction!

Margaret Skinner (94)
Friday September 17, 2010, 4:53 am

Michele Hollow (185)
Friday September 17, 2010, 6:37 am
Thanks for doing this Mary, Noted and signed.

Mary Coleman (148)
Friday September 17, 2010, 7:58 am

Karen Tucker (33)
Friday September 17, 2010, 11:17 am
Noted & signed, Mary - - 9/17/10! I had been using Firfox and THAT is why I could not sign anymore petitions for some crazy reason. I recently went back to IE and was able to sign petitions again AND post pics of my cat in group threads. Just wanted to let you know that, since I promised you that I would sign your petition when I was able to sign petitions again!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday September 22, 2010, 2:07 pm
noted, signed, shared, --thanks mary

Mary Coleman (148)
Friday October 1, 2010, 6:01 pm
the petition still needs MANY, MANY more signatures my pretties... :)

Deanna Zimmerman (74)
Saturday October 2, 2010, 10:31 pm
signed and noted. signed the one, too. Thanks

Lisa J (4)
Monday October 25, 2010, 9:17 am
signed and noted.

Carole K (195)
Friday November 12, 2010, 12:13 pm
Noted & signed, thank you, Mary. Now that the Deficit Commission report has been made public, one can only hope that the rational ones in Congress who represent the best interests of American citizens (stand up & be counted) will begin taking a serious look at dismantling our wasteful war machinery rather than cut back programs that benefit the American people. The high cost of continuing unjust warfare should be at the TOP of the list of recommendations & not where it is, near the bottom. This petition is very timely presented......

Janice P (55)
Saturday December 25, 2010, 12:39 pm
Gladly signed and noted!

Kathy Parsons (20)
Sunday December 11, 2011, 2:01 pm
Signed, thanks.
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