0804 Earth was made for us (RTB Isaiah 44:1–46:13)
(Note: Written by a very conservative and honorable Indigenous minister.)
Isaiah 45:18 (MSG) GOD, Creator of the heavens— he is, remember, God. Maker of earth— he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch. He didn't go to all that trouble to just leave it empty, nothing in it. He made it to be lived in. This GOD says: "I am GOD, the one and only.
Earth was made for us and we should be in awe that GOD has given us something so wonderful. I am not a super green oriented person yet I am saddened by the wanton waste and destruction of our planet just for greed. We were told to be stewards not destroyers. But also it helps me to see that GOD has not created an eternal earth and that HIS plan is going just as HE planned it. So enjoy GOD’s creation, the raw power and beauty are hard to describe. Blessings
Dear GOD, help me to know at a very deep level that I am loved and accepted by YOU for who I am so that I will be freed to stop acting in destructive ways and be much more understanding, loving and accepting of others. Empower me with YOUR SPIRIT to care more about the things that matter to you. I thank YOU for JESUS and send this prayer in HIS marvelous name Amen and Amen.
Why I Was AngryBy ANTHONY WEINERPublished: August 3, 2010http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/opinion/04weiner.html?_r=1
LAST week I got angry on the floor of the House. In this age of cable and YouTube, millions of people evidently saw the one-minute-plus clip. But there has been relatively little focus on why the substantive debate that sparked it matters.
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More broadly, while I appreciate the concern over the future of civility in politics, I believe a little raw anger right now is justified. Democrats make a mistake by pretending there is a bipartisan spirit in Congress these days, and would be better served by calling out Republican shams.The specifics of the debate last week should be an example of an issue beyond partisan dispute. The bill in question was created to help the thousands of citizens who went to ground zero after the Sept. 11 attacks. These are Americans who wanted to help, and who scientific studies now show are falling ill and dying in troubling numbers.After nine years, the House had a chance to make this right by voting on a bill that would provide treatment, screening and compensation to Americans who sacrificed their safety that day, as well as Lower Manhattan residents and others who have suffered injury from exposure to the dust and debris.Though it should have been a legislative slam dunk, the bill was defeated on a simple up-or-down vote, with only 12 Republicans voting in favor. Just 21 additional Republican votes would have been sufficient for passage.It was frustrating to hear Republicans say these people didn’t deserve more help because, as one put it, “people get killed all the time.” Others called it another big entitlement program. Some said it was a giveaway to New York, or complained that the bill would have been paid for by closing a tax loophole. We responded to each of these arguments over the summer in the hours of hearings and markups of the bill. And the answers are pretty simple.The truth is that this is a limited program, with a cap, because it is restricted to 9/11 responders and others directly affected by the toxic substances. As we all remember, the victims of ground zero dust came from all over the nation — they weren’t just New Yorkers. And, frankly, I don’t see what’s wrong with trying to close a loophole that lets foreign multinational corporations avoid paying taxes on income they have earned in the United States.There were also Republican objections that we put the bill on the “suspension calendar,” which is generally used for noncontroversial legislation, as this measure should have been. This move meant that the bill required a two-thirds favorable vote for approval rather than a simple majority, but it also kept the bill from getting bogged down in debate and stuck with poison-pill amendments.Still, what upset me most last week were comments voiced by Republicans who claimed to be supporters of the bill, yet who used their time on the House floor not to persuade skeptical Republican colleagues to vote yes but to excoriate Democrats for using the suspension calendar.Although I had already spoken earlier in the debate, on Friday I felt it was important that someone object to this effort to make the health of those at ground zero just another partisan issue. And I got angry. I didn’t break decorum, but I did say what I was thinking and feeling.I love the House of Representatives and its rules, and I was careful to respect regular order. But I believe sometimes we mistakenly assume you can’t follow those rules and also say what you think, forcefully. Especially when this galling behavior has been on display for years now.This wasn’t the first time obstructionism has come to us cloaked in procedure. Recall that after months of negotiations, Republicans voted unanimously against the health care reform bill. And then they complained about process. Similarly in January, after Senate Republicans introduced a bill calling for a deficit commission, they refused to support the legislation when the president took them up on the idea. And, of course, they used technical objections as an excuse.Instead of engaging in a real debate about how to address the challenges we face, Republicans have turned to obstruction, no matter the issue, and then cry foul after the fact. They claim to want an open legislative process with more consultation and debate, but the truth is they simply don’t want to pass anything.Meanwhile, conservative television and talk radio programs are full of false anger, intended to scare Americans. I think some genuine frustration at this misleading tactic is overdue.That’s why I got mad last week. That’s also why I’m going to fight for this bill when we come back in session in September. I’m still angry. Playing politics on important issues is never right. But on health care for 9/11 responders, it’s an outrage.
Anthony Weiner is a member of the House of Representatives from Queens and Brooklyn.@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Bulletin from the cause: 9/11 - We'll never forget - Will you fly a flag in memory of the lives lost?Posted By: Frank RicottaTo: Members in 9/11 - We'll never forget - Will you fly a flag in memory of the lives lost?NO Mosque at Ground Zero
NO Mosque at Ground Zero
Ground Zero. The site of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York. Americans know — it is sacred ground. But New York City, led by Mayor Bloomberg, is moving forward with plans to build an Islamic mosque on the very site where thousands of Americans were murdered. It’s a troubling and deeply offensive decision. Ground Zero is NO place for a mosque.
So the ACLJ is front and center, in court working to prevent this mosque from being built. We are preparing legal and governmental filings to challenge New York’s action. We have mobilized legal and legislative teams to take the action necessary to keep this mosque out of Ground Zero. In fact, we’re even representing a decorated NYC firefighter — a first responder who survived 9/11 but lost 100 friends in the attack.
Stand with the ACLJ today and send a message to New York — NO Mosque at Ground Zero. Declare your membership with the ACLJ and add your name to the Committee to STOP the Ground Zero Mosque.
COMMITTEE TO STOP
THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE
We are deeply disturbed by the decision to build an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero — the sacred site where Islamic terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans.
Even more troubling is that this mosque is financially backed by an investor with reported ties to terrorism — reports indicate that Imam Rauf was one of the key financiers of the Gaza-bound flotilla that recently carried terrorists determined to attack Israel!
As radical Islam continues its bold and deadly march to erase freedom from the face of the earth — we must determine who we will honor: America’s fallen 9/11 victims or the terrorists who attacked them?
We stand with the ACLJ in strong opposition to this troubling move: Ground Zero is NOT the place to build a mosque. It is time to reject this wrong-headed plan once and for all, in honor of America’s 9/11 heroes.
Got to this site and sign the petition
Fwd: books for tribal library and more
Posted by: "Rosepetl5@aol.com" Rosepetl5@aol.com rosepetl5
Tue Aug 3, 2010 7:55 pm (PDT)
From: Mark Cohen
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Sent: Tue, Aug 3, 2010 6:01 pm
Subject: [tcd-news] Fwd: books for tribal library and more
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From: ProducerANV@webtv.net (alterNativeVoices .org)
Date: August 3, 2010 3:09:53 PM MDT
Subject: books for tribal library and more
alterNative Voices and UM Native Ministries have collected 15 cartons of
new books and educational materials to deliver to the Ely Shoshone Tribe
library. We estimate the cost at about $500. t o get all the materials
We invite you to help us make this happen - you can donate new books,
school supplies, DVDs or funds to get it all there. (donate online at
www.alterNativeVoices.org and click on the 'donate' button for secure
transactions thru Paypal)
We plan a Sept. delivery date to the tribal library/education dept. in
Ely, NV. This is a small tribe with a border town and all the
associated issues. If you can help us help this tribe with their
library and school supplies - let us know ASAP.
alterNative Voices will be at the Indian Art Market, August 22, 2010 in
the parking lot at Red Rocks Trading Post, Red Rock Park, west of
Denver. 10am - 3pm Admission and parking are free and our sales will
support the library project as well as the radio project.
Thank you for supporting alt erNative Voices as we support our community.@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
The Ballazd of Kevin Annett
Here's a great tribute from Gerry O'Donovan in Dublin's fair city, where people
have an appreciation of what child abuse is all about. He met Kevin outside the
Dail (Irish Parliament) and was moved to write this. The later shots show Kev
receiving the dead children's shoes from Paddy Doyle, the wheel-chaired
survivor of the Irish religious schools, who, with Kevin will confront the Pope
at Westminster Cathedral on September 17. He has sworn to arrest "his boney
Should be interesting.
-----Subject: Re: Rev. Kevin Annett
Thanks for your reply, got a good laugh out of it, I know you don't do U-Tube,
but you have to look at this there, just click on the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSkup9nvtUQ. I will send you an MP3, shortly.
Thank you for taking action to protect the Arctic
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 12:55 PM
Thank you for calling on Secretary Salazar to reject BP's Liberty Project and save the Arctic from an oil spill catastrophe.
If you want to do more to stop this disaster-in-the-making, please make a donation to NRDC that will help us mobilize the public against BP's dangerous plans and protect America's Arctic against reckless oil drilling.
Thanks again for making your voice heard!
Natural Resources Defense Council
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Subject: 21st Annual Native American Women’s Conference [Aug 11-13] Sacramento
This will be a great conference, lots of great presentors....and its FREE!
Date: Wednesday August 11, 2010
Time: All Day
Location: Radisson Hotel, Sacramento, CA
Street: 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841, http://www.facebook.com/l/cdfb5A3sLFL3JPULAlsMBB6g1Kw;www.crihb.org
Phone: Deborah Kawkeka, Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org
(916) 929-9761, ext. 1514, or (800) 274-4288
“Women United in Wellness.” The 21st Annual Native American Women’s Conference. http://www.facebook.com/l/cdfb5A3sLFL3JPULAlsMBB6g1Kw;www.crihb.org Up to 14 Continuing Education Hours for alcohol.substance abuse counselors offered.
LOCATION: Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841
CONTACT: Deborah Kawkeka, Deborah.email@example.com
(916) 929-9761, ext. 1514, or (800) 274-4288.
Putting Bison on Feedlots: Unnatural, Unnecessary, Unsafe
By Andrew Gunther - Aug. 04, 2010
.....Historically, bison were the lifeblood of a number of Native American tribes, providing meat, skins and other important supplies......Read more at:
Bison | E coli: http://ecoliinformation.com/?s=bison
Here is the link to the FSIS list of retailers there are many.http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/RC_043_2010_Retail_List.pdf