Friday, September 26, 2008

The Mountain Top Removal Enviro Show

Greetings Earthlings. Well, we went to the mountain and the mountain was gone. We get a call-in from Vernon Haltom and maybe Judy Bonds from Coal River Mountain Watch on the grim subject of King Coal and mountain top removal, a truly bogus way to mine coal. As always we’ll check-in with Darth Cheney, the boy emperor and the McSame campaign to see what sort of lame games they’re up to. We’ll get the Enviro Show Quote of the week and some news from the Echo Chamber, but first it’s time for.......Revenge of the Critters! An Enviro Show video blog special! Elephant seal trashes cars! Another good reason to use a bike!

The Enviro Show Quote of the Week comes from Ed Abbey: “Hierarchical institutions are like giant bulldozers--obedient to the whim of any fool who takes the controls.”
Very timely, no? Go Ed!

OK, Glen, hasn’t this gone on long enough? How long before they’re gone anyway? How much more damage can they do?? As we all know by now, the Bush regime wants Congress to give his administration $700 billion dollars to bailout Wall Street, but did you know that the White House blocked the states when they tried to stop predatory lending? Of course we love the blame-game when it comes to the corporados, but how about solutions? Thom Hartmann, Friends of the Earth and others have proposed that a Tobin-style tax on stock trading, options, futures, swaps, and currency trading should be introduced to curb excessive speculation and promote longer-term investing that serves the real economy. Tobin-style tax revenue could be used to help pay for the bailout and address critical social and environmental needs. AND our Enviro Show Blog special Sarah Barracuda’s dead lake.

In the Enviro Show Echo Chamber Grist asks: Is the financial crisis more dire than the climate crisis? And this: Response to financial crisis must address climate crisis too. O, and get THIS, Gore-Al is advocating civil disobedience in response to the climate crisis! Whoa, Al! Why didn't you think of that eight years ago in Florida??

Let's checkout what's posted on the Bus Stop Billboard:

Thursday October 2, 4:30pm, Micheal Ratner, Can the Constitution be saved? Neilson Room, Smith College, Rt 9, Northampton. Lecture: “The First 100 Days: Restoring Our Constitution”. Info: Smith Democrats, 585-4570.
7pm, Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St (Routes 116 at 47), in the Village Commons, S Hadley. Info, to reserve a seat: 534-7307.

Friday, October 3 at 7 pm. “CLIMATE OF HOPE”
AND welcome two speakers from Australia - leading activists who will share their stories of experiences on four continents working in opposition to nuclear power and nuclear energy. Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Amherst.(just off the Common) Call 413-256-1760

Friday, Oct. 3, 7pm. Film screening. “Bus Riders Union," directed by Haskell Wexler. At the Media Education Foundation, Center St., Northampton. 584-3158.

Friday October 3:Noon, Ratner at Western New England College School of Law, enter off Bradley Rd at Wilbraham Rd, Springfield. Info: 782-1522.

Saturday, October 4, 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Screening of “The End of Suburbia” at the Grace Episcopal Church, on the Amherst, MA common. Pioneer Valley Relocalization Project in Amherst. Call 413-256-6044.

That'll do it for this week. Next time we checkout the Westfield River and the proposed Russell Biomass plant. Meanwhile, enjoy the Bush Depression and industrial collapse. All right you guys, since we're all in this together, remember: listen to your Mother! (and save those seeds).

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