Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Al Gore; We Can Solve The Climate Crisis Remix: Al Gore's Challenge to Repower America copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org Former Vice President Albert Gore challenges Congress, corporations, citizens in this country, and people planet wide to consider crucial connections, and what might be done to correct what appears to be an eminent disaster. Globally, civilization depends on us, and our commitment to change. Currently, the situation is critical. Catastrophes exist around every corner. The economy is shaky. Employment opportunities are limited. Weather is weird. Most experts believe the "energy tsunami" seems to have effected the environment. Forecasts for the future are not good. We can no longer count the years until our demise. The days are numbered. Too many species are now extinct; more are threatened. All people on this planet must acknowledge we are in peril. There is a climate crisis. Those who wish to believe humans have no effect on the environment need only turn on the television or tune in the radio. Everyday there are reports that document extraordinary and dire weather conditions. If this information does not convince cynics, perhaps a more personal tour will. Travel to your local major metropolis, or better yet, journey to the Far East. The conditions in China might make an impression. With little care for contaminates, or regulations to reduce pollutants, poisons visibly linger in the air and scorch the lungs of those who live in this industrialized continent. Sewage improperly disposed of has caused rivers to rot. Noxious waste has destroyed waterways at home and abroad. The land is also filled with toxin. The air is no longer clean. The seas are soiled. The land is filled with impurities. Soon there will be nowhere to hide from what humans wrought. Thus, the challenge, as presented by Nobel Peace Prize awardee. Please do more than...
Disavow Dishonest Political Advertisements Make McCain Disavow His Dishonest Obama Ad copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org It begins again. Each election season the public hears promises, "I will not go negative." This candidate or that will state, "Attack advertisements are unacceptable." A husband or wife will reassure the people; "Certainly, my spouse will not engage in such shameful exchanges." Yet, no matter how honorable a Presidential hopeful may seem, commercials they approve can be arguably ignominious. Some might describe political advertisements as disgraceful, disreputable, discreditable, or just dreadful. Certainly, well-crafted candidate infomercials may be more hype than helpful. Rancorous rumors about a rival are meant to pass for truth in propaganda pieces. In a sixty-second sound bite, during a spirited campaign, vengeful voices can expertly spew vile so sweetly. When a candidate is intent on victory venom flows freely. As evidence, we might ponder this musing. Low-Road Express Editorial The New York Times July 30, 2008 Well, that certainly didn’t take long. On July 3, news reports said Senator John McCain, worried that he might lose the election before it truly started . . . Less than a month later, the results are on full display. The candidate who started out talking about high-minded, civil debate has wholeheartedly adopted . . . low-minded and [an] uncivil playbook. In recent weeks, Mr. McCain has been waving the flag of fear (Senator Barack Obama wants to “lose” in Iraq), and issuing attacks that are sophomoric (suggesting that Mr. Obama is a socialist) and false (the presumptive Democratic nominee turned his back on wounded soldiers). Mr. McCain used to pride himself on being above this ugly brand of politics, which killed his own 2000 presidential bid. But he clearly tossed his inhibitions aside earlier this month . . . Reticence is frequently relinquished when much...

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