February 7, 2001
Uncovering the Truth #3: Some Feedbacks + AMAZON.GONE + Roads lead to Amazon 'destruction' + Insecticide causes Mad Cow disease + U.S. Bans Brazil Beef Imports on Mad Cow Fears + Project HAARP: The Pentagon's provocative plan to superheat the earth's ionosphere + Melting of huge glacier 'is likely to raise seas + MCCHICKEN SANDWICHED + WILD HORSES COULDN'T KEEP THEM AWAY + Bush - Forgiving Third World Debt?' + Save Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from Bush
You'll find some interesting feedbacks about the latest Meditation Focus below and more revelations about what is possibly the true origin of Mad Cow Disease - an insecticide called Phosmet poured over cows' backs to combat warble-fly, a procedure mandated by the Bristish government. You'll also find a truly good article exposing the HAARP military technology. And most importantly a story about the projected destruction of the Amazon rainforest that hardly made the news.
But what strikes me the most, frankly, is the almost complet lack of feedbacks there has been from all of you on the latest posts with red hot issues such as Mad Cow disease in America and the proof that Gore actually won and so on.
Getting blasé? Or is it denial? Resignation? Email overload? *YOU* tell me...
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That is the essence of inhumanity."
- George Bernard Shaw
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001
From: "Lennon, David" <DLennon@skm.com.au>
Subject: Re: Meditation Focus #32: Awakening to the Sacredness of Nature
Excellent focus...a great way to sum it all up in one handy rememberable phrase
is True Balance - Earth, Body, Mind and Spirit.
Such a phrase serves the essential process of jolting (and perhaps challenging)
our existing belief of balance being body, mind and spirit - its a timely
wakeup call, and changes our thought focus - which as you understand changes
the direction of our actions. It sums it all up, regarding the direction we
need to go, undeniably.
As Albert Einstein stated so well... "We can not solve problems by using the
same kind of thinking we used when we created them".
Body, mind and Spirit is a phrase that continues to foster our disconnection
from earth, without which we wouldn't have a single physical thing in our
lives. Even synthetic materials still originate from chemicals derived from
True Balance is progressing nicely with some interesting developments taking
place with the traditional owners of Australia (the Heart Chakra of the
planet). This will be on the website in a few weeks.
An important gathering to listen to Mother Earth will be taking place on March
10. Too often ceremonies are all about outward prayer. This one will have
some of that, as a demonstration of our thanks to her and to open communication
channels, but most importantly it will incorporate the most essential action -
listening. Humans have forgotten this art, the art of listening to the
Heart...the Heart of our Being and the Heart of our land - and as a result we
are running around deaf to the answers we desperately seek. And Mother Earth
has a gigantic treasure chest of wisdom and solutions to share should we choose
to listen...for example, a recent comment by her was...
"Just about everything you have you have taken from me. It pales in comparison
to what you can have when it is given by me".
So true...what is the difference between taking and being given something?
Often simply the gratitude and appreciation for it, ie the 'thank you'. As you
state in the meditation focus, its about seeing the value in nature...and when
we do...we see and receive so much more!!
Please checkout the following site for the free poster, prayer-greeting, music
>From our Heart to Yours...
THANKS A LOT DAVE FOR YOUR WONDER-FULL COMMENT FROM DOWN UNDER. PLEASE KEEP ME/US POSTED AS TO THE DETAILS OF THE MARCH 10 GATHERING AND HOW WE CAN ALL JOIN IN THROUGHT THE INNER-NET.
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001
From: JLA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I applaud you for this effort and especially the attempt at creating a
meditative prayer circle around the world. Whether one understands the
power of prayer and meditation or not, there will still be some positive
impact. But if the greatest impact is to be achieved in this practice, I
would like to recommend the following:
For prayer and meditation to be successful strong energy and intention
should be present. Simply visualizing peace or corrective action will
not be as effective as a strong and energetic session for 5 minutes.
Create a universal meditation or prayer that all participants do at the
same time every day. This is probably the most important. Whether one
believes it not, thoughts and feelings are real and objective and
create their place in the order of things invisibly in the thought and
energetic spheres around the earth's atmosphere. Meditating on the same
language, thoughts and feelings by the thousands daily will create a
living matrix to draw from and influence those on earth. Though creating
a universal meditation/prayer may be a daunting task (so that the
majority will accept it and feel at home with it) it will be worth the
effort. The right formula is also important and but compromising the
language to suit "new age" sensibilities will dilute it impact- Moving
from the highest concept of the Divine Being down to practical action on
earth would be considered the best. Though I am not recommending it per
se, the Lord's Prayer contains this formula and can used as a model.
I hope this helps.
I HAD MISSED THIS ONE BUT THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT FACT TO CONSIDER - AND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT! ANY SUGGESTION?
19 Jan 2001
Environmental news from GRIST MAGAZINE
As little as 5 percent of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil may remain
as pristine forest by 2020, according to a study published today in
the journal Science. The researchers say that Brazil's plan to
invest $40 billion on development projects in the Amazon Basin will
overwhelm conservation efforts. The 1.3 million-square-mile Amazon
forest makes up 40 percent of the Earth's remaining tropical
rainforest, but the researchers fear that logging, oil exploration,
roads, and new homes will devastate the area.
South Africa Independent, Steve Conner, 19 Jan 2001
Portland Oregonian, Richard L. Hill, 19 Jan 2001
HERE IS MORE ON THIS CRITICAL ISSUE
Subject: Roads lead to Amazon 'destruction'
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001
"Illegal logging and land clearing are rampant"
The Amazon forest in Brazil, the world's largest remaining wilderness, could vanish within two decades, a new study reveals. If these development plans go through, we'll lose the largest remaining wilderness on Earth and a huge amount of the world's remaining biodiversity.
According to the journal Science, researchers in the United States used computer models to forecast the impact of a development scheme called "Advance Brazil".
Under the scheme, the Brazilian Government expects to spend $40bn over the next seven years on highways, railways, hydroelectric projects and housing in the Amazon basin.
If the researchers' estimates are correct, barely five percent of the Amazon will survive as pristine forest by 2020. The rest will be destroyed by logging, infrastructure, oil exploration and new towns. Dozens of Indians live in remote reservations in rainforests
More than two million hectares of the Amazon are currently being cleared every year, and even conservative estimates forecast the clearing rate will continue to rise. The loss of the Amazon could affect the climate, as it plays an important role in soaking up carbon dioxide.
Brazil also has the world's highest diversity of plant and animal species, but if the Amazon disappears, so will much of its biodiversity.
- 42% of the region would either be totally deforested or heavily degraded by 2020
- Less than 5% of the land will survive as pristine forest
- The rate of forest destruction could increase by more than 25% a year
- The most favourable scenario predicts a 14%-a-year escalation of deforestation
"Unfortunately, there is little government control in the Amazonian frontier," said William Laurance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
"Illegal logging and land-clearing are rampant. New roads that cut into the frontier almost always initiate a process of spontaneous colonization, logging, hunting and land speculation that is almost impossible to stop. The only way to control these processes is to control where the roads are located."
One of the researchers, Scott Bergen of Oregon State University, says it is not too late to preserve at least some of the world's greatest tropical rainforest, at the same time as pursuing economic development in Brazil. But, he says, there is an urgent need for a fresh approach.
This might include the selling of carbon credits, a practice which allows countries to achieve their pollution reduction targets by buying the unused emissions quotas of other nations.
This could net the Brazilian Government up to $2bn dollars a year, which it could use in alternative development programmes that had less of an impact on the Amazon forest.
"We've heard a lot about ecotourism, sustainable forestry and other conservation efforts in the Amazon," Bergen said. "But if these development plans go through, we'll lose the largest remaining wilderness on Earth and a huge amount of the world's remaining biodiversity.
"And that, of course, doesn't even consider the enormous impacts on the carbon cycle, global climate and greenhouse warming."
Some researchers have sought to challenge the importance placed on the tropical rainforests by environmentalists. They point out that these forests did not exist even on the scale they do today just 15,000 years ago, when grasslands were probably the dominant ecosystems.
The dissenters say the obsession with saving the Amazon forest represents an scientifically unjustified Northern agenda that would have the effect of denying indigenous peoples economic growth and prosperity.
Date: 26 Jan 2001
Subject: Re: Mad Cow disease
perhaps you would like to read these articles to expand your view on bse. i agree fully with you that organic farming is the only way into a healty future. let us bring the informations out to the people
all the best
CLIP Here are some URLs Andreas recommends:
Are organophosphate pesticides involved in the causation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)?
BSE INQUIRY Statement of Mark Purdey (23 March 1998)
The BSE Inquiry Press Office
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001
From: Jeff Gordon <email@example.com>
Subject: (fwd) Insecticide causes Mad Cow disease
Hi, folks --
This appeared the last day of January 2001 on the RMNEWS_DAILY_EMAILS
Yahoogroup, placed there by a member who got it from the Conspiracy
Theory Research List.
There's an URL at the top of the post -- please DO take the time to
visit there. The whole article is over 60k, too long for list-posting,
but definitely well thought out and apparently well researched.
Reading the whole article is a mind-changing event, I find.
As a background note: Word that pesticide might be what was causing
"Mad Cow" first reached me in September 1996, by way of a list message,
one that probably appeared on the Rethink AIDS list.
The writer was someone at the University of Brighton, who had viewed a
television production about Mark Purdy. Purdy had become if not
convinced at least highly suspicious that the pints of insecticide
(cholinesterase inhibitor, Phosmet a/k/a Imidan) poured over cows'
backs to combat warble-fly, a procedure mandated by government, was the
source of this trouble.
"One key piece of supporting evidence," the list writer said, "is that
nearly ten years after contaminated feed was withdrawn, there are still
thousands of new cases of BSE every year." (As with the HIV model of
AIDS, the orthodoxy explains this as "long incubation period".)
The writer also mentioned "the high rate of CFS, Alzheimer's and MS
amongst farmers and people living near fields that are sprayed a lot."
What about cases of "Mad Cow" now reported in deer and elk? Well,
Phosmet is being recommended for diverse uses, including pest control
for Walnut and Pecan crops, grapes, pears, etc. If deer and elk are
found in the vicinity of Walnut groves, that would be a likely 'trail'
to follow up on.
(In Colorado, the western slope of the Rockies grows such things as
apricots and other orchard items; cherry orchards exist on the eastern
side. As a nightwatchman there, I used to watch entire herds of deer
come down from the foothills, cross the road, and browse in our alfalfa
fields. I know that just a half mile away was also a cherry orchard;
no reason to expect there were not other deer, browsing there.)
ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries PLC) has just completed sale of its
chlor-chemicals divisions to global company Ineos, so as to "focus on
specialty products and paints". Here's ICI's Java-heavy site:
...and here's the RMNEWS post:
Insecticide causes Mad Cow disease
by Fintan Dunne
Research Kathy Mc Mahon
13th December 2000
Pharmaceutical interests in the UK are ignoring new scientific
research that shows the insecticide used in the UK government's own
warble-fly campaigns triggered the UK surge of 'Mad Cow' disease.
The new work shows that prions can bond with manganese in animal feeds
or mineral licks. These manganese prions can cause the neurological
degeneration seen in BSE. And other researchers unpublished work shows
that prions in the bovine spine --along which insecticides are
applied-- can be damaged by ICI's Phosmet organophosphate(OP)
insecticide -causing the disease.
By a similar process, prions in human brains can be damaged by lice
lotions containing organophosphate. Later in life, this can result in
neurological diseases like CJD and Alzheimers.
British scientists have led the current theory that an infectious
prion in bonemeal fed to cattle causes bovine spongiform disease (BSE).
Infectious prions are also claimed to cause new variant
Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans -from ingesting beef. But the
infectious prion theory serves to obscure a tragic chemical poisoning
scandal behind the majority of BSE cases.
Latest experiments by Cambridge University prion specialist, David R.
Brown, have shown that manganese bonds destructively with prions. Many
might be surprised to hear that organophosphates were developed by Nazi
chemists during the course World War Two, as a chemical weapon nerve
The marginalised research has devastating financial implications for
ICI. It would provide a firm basis for litigants -who could include CJD
sufferers, farmers across the world and families of the many British
farmers who committed suicide during this BSE debacle.
More details at http://www.cabi.org/whatsnew/bse/bse962.htm
By Purdey, M. -- Are organophosphate pesticides involved in the
causation of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)?
Friday February 2
U.S. Bans Brazil Beef Imports on Mad Cow Fears
By Randy Fabi
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday followed Canada's lead in temporarily suspending imports of Brazilian beef gravy, corned beef, gelatins and other processed beef products as a precaution against mad cow disease and its deadly human variation.
The U.S. ban came less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration quarantined a small Texas feed lot for violating strict rules that forbid using animal feed that contains ground-up bits of cattle.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said although there was no evidence of mad cow disease in Brazil, it was concerned that certain Brazilian beef products may have come into contact with beef from Europe, which has been hit with an outbreak of the brain-wasting disease.
``This decision is a temporary action pending the release of requested data to complete a bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk assessment,'' USDA said in a statement. Further action would be taken if needed to keep the disease out of the United States, which has never had a case.
BSE, better known to the world as mad cow disease, is believed to have spread from Britain to other countries when the bones, spinal cord and other remains of diseased cattle were ground up for use in livestock feed.
Nearly 90 people in Britain, France and Ireland have died from or been diagnosed with the human version, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Full coverage at http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/Health/Mad_Cow_Disease/
Suddenly there has been lots of news articles related to Mad Cow Disease posted at Yahoo! See for yourself at the URL above.
IF YOU NEVER HEARD ABOUT THE HAARP MILITARY ARRAY IN ALASKA - A POTENTIAL GLOBAL WEAPON THAT CAN WREACK HAVOC WITH THE PLANET'S ATMOSPHERE - HERE IS THE BEST INTRODUCTION I'VE SEEN SO FAR. IT IS A SURE BET TO SAY THIS IS A CENTRAL AND SECRET PART IN THE RENEWED PENTAGON EFFORT TO PROVIDE THE U.S. TERRITORY WITH A SHIELD AGAINST POTENTIAL MISSILE ATTACKS - ITS ALLEGED OFFICIAL USE - AND POSSIBLY MUCH MUCH MORE...
From: "Alberto H. F. Machado" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Fw:Baked Alaska - HAARP= Raytheon Corp = SIVAM
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001
Project HAARP: The Pentagon's provocative plan to superheat the earth's ionosphere
The HAARP phased-array transmitter zaps the earth's ionosphere with high-frequency radio waves. In an Arctic compound 200 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, the Pentagon has erected a powerful transmitter designed to beam more than a gigawatt of energy into the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Known as Project HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program), the $30 million experiment involves the world's largest "ionospheric heater," a prototype device designed to zap the skies hundreds of miles above the earth with high-frequency radio waves. Why irradiate the charged particles of the ionosphere (which when energized by natural processes make up the lovely and famous phenomenon known as the Northern Lights)? According to the U.S. Navy and Air Force, co-sponsors of the project, "to observe the complex natural variations of Alaska's ionosphere." That, says the Pentagon, and also to develop new forms of communications and surveillance technologies that will enable the military to send signals to nuclear submarines and to peer deep underground.
60 Greatest Conspiracies first reported on HAARP more than a year ago. Since then, inquiring Internauts have blamed the peculiar project for everything from UFO activity to major power outages in the Western United States, to, most recently, the downing of TWA Flight 800. (The Pentagon maintains that the HAARP array has been inactive since late last year.) Some have dubbed it the "Pentagon's doomsday death ray." Though many of these theories are, well, creatively amplified, an assortment of more grounded critics--environmentalists, Native Americans and Alaskan citizens among them--argue that the military does indeed have Strangelovian plans for this unusual hardware, applications ranging from "Star Wars" missile defense schemes to weather modification plots and perhaps even mind control experiments.
The HAARP complex is situated within a 23-acre lot in a relatively isolated region near the town of Gakona. When the final phase of the project was completed in 1997, the military had erected 180 towers, 72 feet in height, forming a "high-power, high frequency phased array radio transmitter" capable of beaming in the 2.5-10 megahertz frequency range, at more than 3 gigawatts of power (3 billion watts).
HAARP Hyperlinks -- Warm, Fuzzy HAARP The U.S. Navy's soothing, feel-good PR Web site devoted to HAARP reassures us that the project is entirely benign.
Angels Don't Play This HAARP Excerpts from the book that posits a connection between the work of suppressed scientist Nikola Tesla and Project HAARP.
Alternative HAARP Page Overview of facts and speculation swirling around the Gakona, Alaska, project.
The Eastlund-ARCO Patent Outlines Eastlund's vision for a HAARP-like project drawing upon the inspiration of Nikola Tesla.
According to the Navy and Air Force, HAARP "will be used to introduce a small, known amount of energy into a specific ionospheric layer" anywhere from several miles to several tens of miles in radius. Not surprisingly, Navy and Air Force PR (posted on the official HAARP World Wide Web Internet site, an effort to combat the bad press the project has generated), downplays both the environmental impacts of the project and purported offensive uses of the technology. However, a series of patents owned by the defense contractor managing the HAARP project suggests that the Pentagon might indeed have more ambitious designs. In fact, one of those patents was classified by the Navy for several years during the 1980s. The key document in the bunch is U.S. Patent number 4,686,605, considered by HAARP critics to be the "smoking raygun," so to speak. Held by ARCO Power Technologies, Inc. (APTI), the ARCO subsidiary contracted to build HAARP, this patent describes an ionospheric heater very similar to the HAARP heater invented by Bernard J. Eastlund, a Texas physicist. In the patent--subsequently published on the Internet by foes of HAARP--Eastlund describes a fantastic offensive and defensive weapon that would do any megalomaniacal James Bond super villain proud.
According to the patent, Eastlund's invention would heat plumes of charged particles in the ionosphere, making it possible to, for starters, selectively "disrupt microwave transmissions of satellites" and "cause interference with or even total disruption of communications over a large portion of the earth." But like his hopped up ions, Eastlund was just warming up. Per the patent text, the physicist's "method and apparatus for altering a region in the earth's atmosphere" would also:
"cause confusion of or interference with or even complete disruption of guidance systems employed by even the most sophisticated of airplanes and missiles";
"not only... interfere with third-party communications, but [also] take advantage of one or more such beams to carry out a communications network at the same time. Put another way, what is used to disrupt another's communications can be employed by one knowledgeable of this invention as a communications network at the same time";
"pick up communication signals of others for intelligence purposes";
facilitate "missile or aircraft destruction, deflection, or confusion" by lifting large regions of the atmosphere "to an unexpectedly high altitude so that missiles encounter unexpected and unplanned drag forces with resultant destruction or deflection of same." If Eastlund's brainchild sounds like a recipe for that onetime Cold War panacea, the Strategic Defense Initiative (AKA "Star Wars"), it's probably no coincidence. The APTI/Eastlund patent was filed during the final days of the Reagan administration, when plans for high-tech missile defense systems were still all the rage. But Eastlund's blue-sky vision went far beyond the usual Star Wars prescriptions of the day and suggested even more unusual uses for his patented ionospheric heater. "Weather modification," the patent states, "is possible by... altering upper atmospheric wind patterns or altering solar absorption patterns by constructing one or more plumes of particles which will act as a lens or focusing device." As a result, an artificially heated could focus a "vast amount of sunlight on selected portions of the earth."
HAARP officials deny any link to Eastlund's patents or plans. But several key details suggest otherwise. For starters, APTI, holder of the Eastlund patents, continues to manage the HAARP project. During the summer of 1994, ARCO sold APTI to E-Systems, a defense contractor known for counter-surveillance projects. E-Systems, in turn, is currently owned by Raytheon, one of the world's largest defense contractors and maker of the SCUD-busting Patriot missile. All of which suggests that more than just simple atmospheric science is going on in the HAARP compound.
What's more, one of the APTI/Eastlund patents singles out Alaska as the ideal site for a high-frequency ionospheric heater because "magnetic field lines... which extend to desirable altitudes for this invention, intersect the earth in Alaska." APTI also rates Alaska as an ideal location given its close proximity to an ample source of fuel to power the project: the vast reserves of natural gas in the North Slope region--reserves owned by APTI parent company ARCO.
Eastlund also contradicts the official military line. He told National Public Radio that a secret military project to develop his work was launched during the late 1980s. And in the May/June 1994 issue of Microwave News, Eastlund suggested that "The HAARP project obviously looks a lot like the first step" toward the designs outlined in his patents.
Eastlund's patent really trips into conspiratorial territory in its "References Cited" section. Two of the sources documented by Eastlund are New York Times articles from 1915 and 1940 profiling Nikola Tesla, a giant in the annals of Conspiratorial History. Tesla, a brilliant inventor and contemporary of Edison, developed hundreds of patents during his lifetime, and is often credited with developing radio before Marconi, among a host of other firsts. Of course, mainstream science has never fully acknowledged Tesla's contributions, and his later pronouncements (he vowed that he had developed a technology that could split the earth asunder) have left him straddling that familiar historical territory where genius meets crackpot. Not surprisingly, fringe science and conspiracy theory have made Tesla something of a patron saint. Whenever, talk radio buzz or Internet discussion turns to alleged government experiments to cause earthquakes or modify weather, references to government-suppressed "Tesla Technology" are sure to follow.
Judging from the APTI patent, Tesla was a major inspiration for Eastlund ionospheric heater. The first New York Times article, dated September 22, 1940, reports that Tesla, then 84 years old, "stands ready to divulge to the United States Government the secret of his 'teleforce,' with which, he said, airplane motors would be melted at a distance of 250 miles, so that an invisible Chinese Wall of Defense would be built around the country." Quoting Tesla, the Times story continues: "This new type of force, Mr. Tesla said, would operate through a beam one hundred-millionth of a square centimeter in diameter, and could be generated from a special plant that would cost no more than $2,000,000 and would take only about three months to construct."
The second New York Times story, dated December 8, 1915, describes one of Tesla's more well-known patents, a transmitter that would "project electrical energy in any amount to any distance and apply it for innumerable purposes, both in war and peace."
The similarity of Tesla's ideas to Eastlund's invention are remarkable, and by extension the overlap between Tesla and HAARP technology is downright intriguing. Apparently, APTI and the Pentagon are taking Eastlund's--and by extension, Tesla's--ideas seriously.
Eastlund seems to agree. As he told one journalist/conspiracy pathfinder: "HAARP is the perfect first step towards a plan like mine. ...The government will say it isn't so, but if it quacks like a duck and it looks like a duck, there's a good chance it is a duck."
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001
Subject: Melting of huge glacier 'is likely to raise seas'
"The glacier is up to 1.5 miles thick and has retreated by more than three miles inland, adding weight to the argument that small changes at the coast of the Antarctic continent - such as the effects of global warming - may be transmitted rapidly inland, leading to an acceleration of sea-level rise."
01 Feb 2001
Stung by a backlash from some farmers and consumers, Monsanto has
been saying recently that it pursued the wrong course in trying to
win market approval of genetically engineered foods without
addressing concerns that the foods might pose risks to human health
and the environment. Listen in on Monsanto CEO Hendrik Verfaille:
"We tried to convince the opponents or activists that we were right
and they were wrong, that they should listen to us and that they
basically should shut up." At a panel at the World Economic Forum in
Davos, Switzerland, Verfaille spoke fondly of a new approach --
actually talking with activist groups to try to reach common ground.
Wow. On the same panel, McDonald's chair and CEO, Jack Greenberg,
complained that it's unfair for anti-globalization activists to
target his corporation during protests because the chain is actually
a collection of small, locally owned businesses.
Planet Ark, Reuters, Adrian Croft, 31 Jan 2001
New York Times, Kurt Eichenwald, Gina
Kolata, and Melody Petersen, 25 Jan 2001
Grist Magazine: One man takes on globalization and,
yes, McDonald's -- by Donella Meadows and Hal Hamilton
Take action against genetically engineered foods
05 Feb 2001
WILD HORSES COULDN'T KEEP THEM AWAY
The fate of 600,000 acres of high desert in Wyoming now lies in the
hands of President Bush. Just before leaving office, former Interior
Secretary Bruce Babbitt ruled that conservation should be the top
priority for the land, which is home to some of the continent's
largest herds of desert elk, antelope, and wild horses. Wyoming is
one of two states where a president cannot unilaterally designate a
national monument -- otherwise, Babbitt might have recommended such
protection for the area. Unfortunately for greenies, the land, known
as the Jack Morrow Hills, is also thought to contain big supplies of
natural gas. It seems likely that the Bush White House will give
priority to energy development on the land.
New York Times, Douglas Jehl, 04 Feb 2001
From: "Leti Guerra" <email@example.com>
Subject: Bush - Forgiving Third World Debt?
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001
Bush doesn't seem the forgiving type to me. We could always pray for a
BUSH'S CAMPAIGN PROMISE
During the presidential election last fall, Bush said, "I think we ought
to be forgiving Third World debt under certain conditions." Now,
activists are calling on the President to make good on his campaign
From: "BETH SANDSTEDT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001
From: Pahana <email@example.com>
Most likely, George Dubya will be pushing legislation to open up this
pristine land for oil exploration/exploitation within the next
couple weeks. Please go to this site and pass this e-mail on to
others who might feel that the preservation of our precious wildlife
is more important than short term financial gain for his campaign
contributors.... thanks for your help and support for our earth!!
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