Sunday, December 2, 2007

Don't forget to register to vote!!

This is probably one of the most important elections ever. Make sure your vote counts! Register to vote now, so you don't forget when the time comes. Register to vote right from here, just click on the following banner:

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Why should you vote? Because there are issues that concern you:
* Jobs
* Education
* Global Warming
* Iraq
* Reproductive Rights
* Gay Marriage
* Human Rights
* Iran

Find your local polling place: here

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bush keeps his pressure on Congress

President Bush is urging Congress to pass several pieces of legislation when the lawmakers return from a long holiday recess next week. Bush urged lawmakers to renew anti-terrorism legislation that allows U.S. intelligence agencies to monitor domestic phone calls without court permission, as long as one end of the conversation is reasonably believed to be outside the United States. The Bush administration also wants congress to protect telecommunications companies from lawsuits for having turned over telephone records of Americans.

He just loves destroying our privacy!

The president's top priority is to win congressional approval of his $196 billion request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Democrats have offered to pass $50 billion of the president's requested $196 billion, but on condition that most U.S. troops leave Iraq by next December. The president says he will veto any legislation linked to those terms.

Will he ever let our troops leave Iraq?

"Instead of giving the president $200 billion to continue the war, it gives him $50 billion to shut the war down," said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

I don't think Bush has any intention of shutting the war down. How many more in the military have to die before he lets them come home?

A Democratic report earlier this month estimated that the wars' total costs could be as much as $3.5 trillion!

Raw Story came up with some interesting ways the money could be spent:
  • The money would fund 64 million grads -- some 256 million years of schooling.
  • The Senate asked for $230 million to buy three V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that critics said would never be combat effective. That money could have provided health care coverage to the nearly 230,000 California children who do not have it
  • Treating malaria. One hour's worth of expenditures on Iraq could have treated 817,000 people in Africa. The $196.4 billion spent on the war altogether could have provided doses for all 600 million people stricken globally every year, for 44 years.
  • Experts from the U.S. Surgeon General to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger say obesity is epidemic in the United States, almost as perilous to American health as tobacco. A six-week trip to a fat farm in the Catskills or Berkshires costs about $5,200. The estimated $51.8 billion spent on Iraq in 2006 could have sent the 9 million American kids aged 6 to 19 years old who need to shape up to camp for the entire summer – with car fare thrown in.
  • With about 22 percent of American kids under the age of 6 living in homes below the poverty level, picking up the tab would have cost the federal government $39 billion – less than the U.S. spends in 10 months in Iraq.
  • According to PayScale, Arabic translators earn an average of $80,000 per year. The total money allocated for Iraq so far could have paid 20,000 translators for 12 years.
  • The Centers for Disease Control estimates 40,000 people in the U.S. are infected with HIV every year, and AIDS activists have said federal spending to assist indigent HIV patients with meals, assisted living and legal aid under the Ryan White Care Act needs to be doubled. The allocation has been frozen at $2.1 billion for the past few years, while the number of cities covered has increased, and as a result, programs in areas such as New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco have been faced with budget cutbacks. The $2.1 billion that New Jersey alone would have to contribute to just the administration's request in October for an additional $45.9 billion would be enough to double the amount spent on the half million people eligible for the Ryan White programs.
Bush needs to take steps to end the war and put money where we need it most in the United States. He could be helping education, children, heathcare, and so many more projects. But no... lets limit our privacy more and stay in Iraq.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Hunt for Aribert Heim "Doctor Death"

One event in history has a big impact on my life. The Holocaust. My grandmother lost all her family members, except one uncle to the Holocaust. To this day, I still can't believe something like that happened.

The thought that Aribert Heim, "Doctor Death", may still be alive and hiding makes me sick to my stomach.

"Heim scared his prisoners to death," said a survivor. The SS doctor operated without anesthetics, and Jewish inmates were poisoned with various insertions directly into the heart in order to induce death more quickly. The doctor wanted to see which poison was the fastest and cheapest way to kill people. When he was bored, it is said that he timed his patients' deaths with a stopwatch. He removed human organs without anesthetic to see how long victims lived. He is also accused of cutting off the head of a murdered Jewish prisoner and boiling off the flesh to enable the skull to be used as an exhibit.

Information regarding the campaign to hunt him down:
  • Dr Aribert Heim, now 93, is highest on leading Nazi hunter and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Efraim Zuroff's list (above photo is Efraim holding a picture of Heim)
  • The four countries involved are Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil - where large numbers of Nazis are thought to have fled following World War II.
  • In July 2007, the Austrian Justice Ministry declared that they would pay €50,000 for information leading to his arrest and extradition to Austria. Other rewards include $460,000 from the Wiesenthal Center. Another reward is 270,000 Euros [130,000 euros from the German government; 130,000 euros from the Wiesenthal Center ; and 10,000 from “Operation: Last Chance.”]
  • In early 2006, Heim was believed to be in Chile, where his daughter Waltraud is reported to have lived since the early '70s. Asked about her father's whereabouts by the Chilean authorities, under requests of Germany, Waltraud claimed that Aribert had died in 1993. However, when she tried to recover a million dollar inheritance from him (on an account in his name), she could not provide any death certificate.
  • The former Nazi doctor continues to maintain a bank account in Germany containing more than $1.5 million. In the last five years, €300,000 have been withdrawn from his accounts and transferred to Spain and Denmark.
If you have any information about Heim and his whereabouts contact Operation Last Chance.

Austrian wanted poster for Heim:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


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Help them do their job. By helping them, you are helping yourself get closer to the truth.
All purchases from their store supports their mission.

Or make a cash donation here: Donate

Donate to The American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization promoting liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.

With the support of donors, the American Liver Foundation can continue to promote education about liver wellness, provide assistance to those affected by and at risk for liver disease, and work to find cures and better treatments for all diseases of the liver.

When country music star Naomi Judd, as a young nurse, was stuck by a needle she contracted Hepatitis C. Her music career ended when her battle against hepatitis began.

Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver that is caused by the hepatitis C virus, or HCV. Chronic hepatitis C is a serious condition that damages the liver and can lead to potentially fatal liver diseases such as cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. One of the most common reasons for liver transplants is damage caused by hepatitis C infection.

You can get hepatitis C if your blood comes into contact with blood from someone who already has the virus. The most common cause of transmission is the sharing of needles and other equipment used to inject illegal drugs. Less common causes of transmission include:

* Sharing a razor, toothbrush or nail clipper with an infected person
* Accidental exposure to infected blood among health care or public safety workers
* Exposure to unclean tattooing or body-piercing instruments
* Unprotected anal sex or exposure to multiple sex partners

In rare cases, hepatitis C can be spread from an infected mother to her child at birth. It cannot be spread by breast-feeding.

Before 1992 there was a risk of getting hepatitis C from blood transfusions. Now all donated blood is tested for HCV so there is almost no risk of getting the disease from blood transfusions.

Help those affected by Hepatitis C and other live diseases by donating to The Liver Foundation.

Time to buy new checks?

Buy checks that support causes you care about.

Message Products have lots to choose from.

Fund for Animals Checks

Support your local animal shelter Checks

World Wildlife Fund Checks (I use these!)

Veterans for Peace Checks

Sierra Club Protecting Ancient Forests Checks

Go to Message Product's website and choose your next checks to support issues you care about.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Plant a Tree to Help the Environment

Every Dollar You Give Plants A Tree!
Protecting the environment and making sure it flourishes is an important issue to me. Trees alter the environment in which we live by moderating climate, improving air quality, conserving water, and harboring wildlife.

Help have a tree planted today. Trees will be planted where they are most needed. American Forests have set up certain campaigns to plant trees.
A few examples.
  • California Wildfire Releaf: A fund specifically to restore California forests after receiving an outpouring of questions and requests from California residents and people across the United States. AMERICAN FORESTS has set a goal of planting a million trees in the state.
  • Tree for Tigers: Their goal: 200,000 trees planted in the Russian far east to expand tiger habitat this year
  • IKEA: By planting your trees now, you will join IKEA and American Forests in planting trees to offset CO2 and cool the globe.
  • Trees for the Holidays: Planting trees thru American Forests is a great way to give a gift of trees to a loved one that will never be forgotten. When you sponsor the planting of trees ($1 each, 15-tree minimum) they will send you (or your gift recipient) a personalized tree-planting certificate.
There are many more campaigns you can choose from. Go to American Forest's planting trees site today and help make a difference.

Support a bill to help end genocide in Darfur

Save Darfur
Most people are aware of the genocide occurring in Darfur. Take part in the attempt to stop the genocide. Help

Thanks in part to Darfur activists, a crucial divestment bill is now being considered in the Senate. This bill, which would put much-needed pressure on Sudan to end the violence, has already passed in the House.

However, the bill will need widespread Senate support to ensure it becomes law

How You Can Help

Also click on the banner to add your name to an urgent petition asking President Bush and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to take immediate steps to stop the killing in Darfur.

Demand International Action

Protect Canada's Baby Harp Seals

One of the biggest campaigns I support is animal rights. I found this great way to give a gift and help an animal at the same time. For the holidays, you can purchase one of the animal gifts and give a loved one the included Gift Card showing what you did in their name.

Ninety-five percent of seals killed in Canada's commercial seal hunt are under 3 months old. A Gift for Baby Seals supports IFAW’s efforts to stop the hunt by providing equipment needed to monitor sealers and expose the cruelty of the hunt to the world.

Your IFAW Gift for Baby Seals makes it possible to reveal the truth about what happens year after year on the ice.

Give $25.00 and it pays for a seal hunt observation permit to document ongoing cruelty and abuse.

Give $50.00 and it funds a campaign to prosecute anyone caught abusing seals.

Give $75.00 and it buys a survival suit for seal hunt monitors.

Give $500.00 and it buys a waterproof video camera to document the seal hunt.

Give $1330.00 and it pays for one hour of flight time to bring a seal surveillance team to the ice.

Other gifts you can buy:

During the winter months in Russia, wealthy hunters pay more than US$2,000 each to rouse bears from hibernation and kill them without knowing whether they are male or female. After the adult bear is killed, many cubs are abandoned to die. Some are given to local villagers to be kept as pets or kept in zoos or circuses. There is also a demand for bear meat in hunting restaurants.

IFAW is helping to rehabilitate Russian bear cubs orphaned by hunters so they can be released back into protected forests. We are also campaigning for a ban on killing hibernating bears in Russia, which leaves hundreds of cubs to die. Your gift will help nurse one of these orphaned bear cubs back to new life.

Ivory poachers are killing African and Asian elephants at an alarming rate ... and crucial elephant habitat is disappearing every day. Unfortunately, poachers and illegal ivory traders often have the upper hand. Under-equipped and under-staffed African wildlife law enforcement agencies are easily outmaneuvered in their attempts to fight poaching by sophisticated crime syndicates operating freely across national borders.

Even limited ivory sales lead to the widespread slaughter of elephants. Anti-poaching rangers in many regions lack government support and funding for personnel and equipment. Rangers risk their lives everyday to save the elephants, with hundreds killed each year. Your gift goes to providing these brave rangers with the equipment and skills they need to win the fight against poachers.

IFAW's Community-Linked Animal Welfare program brings pet care to those who need it most: reducing pet populations through sterilization and vaccinating the pets of some of world's poorest people. CLAW also has an excellent education outreach component that teaches responsible pet care to people and children in the areas where it works.

When disaster strikes, IFAW's Emergency Relief team rushes to save animals from suffering and abandonment. For those who lose everything in a disaster, their pets are all they have left to give them comfort and strength. Your gift to Emergency Relief helps save stranded marine mammals, clean endangered birds after oil spills, and rescue orphaned, injured, or mistreated animals.

Your Gift Includes

This is the perfect holiday gift. To purchase these gifts, visit IFAW's Animal Gift site.

The 9/11 Myth

I suggested that everyone should watch Zeitgeist. The 9/11 Myth is covered in the movie.

What are your thoughts on 9/11? Inside job? Terrorists?

Watch these videos and learn about the The 9/11 Myth. Perhaps it will change your mind, or just make your opinions even stronger.

Lots of information on the North American Union

If you're like me, you are doing research on the North American Union and trying to find as much information on the concept as you can. I found a great website on Source Watch about the North American Union. Check the site out.

Help Give the Gift of Hope

This holiday there will be millions of children around the world who suffer from hunger every day.

Discover a new way to show your loved ones that you care

Give a gift through the World Food Programme's catalog that helps hungry children and gives a loved one a gift.

Some examples of gifts:

$24: Feed and educate a young girl for 6 months

Poor families tend to rely on their daughter’s labor at home or the workplace. Your donation will provide take-home rations that ease the economic burden on parents, encouraging them to keep their daughters in school.

$36: Provide food, education and health/sanitation to a child for a year

A nutritious meal at school is often a poor child’s only meal of the day and that school is often in need of basic sanitation, health facilities and clean drinking water. Your donation can give a poor child the right conditions for a healthy mind and body.

$92: Can provide nutrition for a pregnant or lactating mother for 12 months

Malnourished mothers give birth to malnourished children. Your gift can provide proper nutrition to a mother and ensure that her child gets a healthy start by receiving the necessary nutrition to grow and develop.

Visit the Gift of Hope's site to purchase your gift to help a hungry child.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The North American Union

One of the main reasons I decided to create this blog is the information I read regarding the creation of the "North American Union". I found it disturbing, and it really made me think about the power of the people. When I say 'the people', I'm not refering to people associated with world governments. I mean us. I wonder if we all ignore what is happening in our world. Do we pretend everything is fine and go about our daily routine blinded by what we want to see. What do we see? Most people don't want to see the wrong in the world. Why should they care they ask themselves. You should care. Its time for us to make some change and wake up to what is happening around us. So, to begin my blog, I bring you the North American Union. Never hear of it? I'm not surprised. To better educate yourself, I recommend watching Zeitgeist- The Movie . It is long, but worth the watch. For now you can watch this clip:

Tell me what you think.
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