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  • RuralRebel 9:00 pm on June 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    An Illinois man left the white snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day.

    When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email. Unable to find the scrap of paper on which he had written her email address, he did his best to type it in from memory.

    Unfortunately, he missed one letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife, whose husband had passed away only the day before. When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream and fell to the floor in a dead faint. At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:

    DEAREST WIFE: JUST GOT CHECKED IN. EVERYTHING PREPARED FOR YOUR ARRIVAL TOMORROW.

    P.S. SURE IS HOT DOWN HERE.

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  • RuralRebel 6:14 pm on June 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Coal mining, Kentucky, Renewable Energy   

    Anti-capitalist on parade…against life as we know it 

    Faith, Environmental Groups Rally for Renewable Energy in Louisville

    By ERICA PETERSON

    Environmental and faith groups are coming together to advocate for an end to fossil fuels, and the resulting pollution that disproportionately affects poor and minority communities. The groups held a march and a rally today in Louisville.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, which was in town this week. Local environmental groups joined in too, and brought in buses of people from around the state.

    Marchers held signs: “Coal is poisoning our communities” and “Kentucky’s faith communities love mountains,” They marched five blocks to the Belvedere, chanting—“hey, hey, ho, ho, fossil fuels have got to go.”

    At the rally, people crowded the riverfront. Baking in the late afternoon sun, they heard from people who are affected by pollution from fossil fuel, from Rubbertown to West Virginia.

    Kathy Little lives near the Cane Run Power Plant in southwest Louisville. She spoke at the rally, telling the crowd about the problems her community has with coal ash leaving the plant. Louisville Gas and Electric is scheduled to transition the plant to natural gas by 2016, but Little says she doesn’t see that as a viable solution.

    “I know that just moves the problem elsewhere,” she said. “That just moves the stress and the misery to someone else’s children and grandchildren. They will be poisoned, and it is not fair.”

    Then, poet, farmer and activist Wendell Berry stood up to read his poem, Questionnaire.

    “State briefly the ideas, ideals or hopes, the energy sources, the kinds of security for which you would kill a child,” he read. “Name, please, the children whom you would be willing to kill.”

    The groups are urging a swift transition to renewable energy.

     Isn’t it funny…thousands of coal miners have been put out of work in Appalachia in the last 4 years because of lies about “pollution”…..and these metrosexuals with an agenda…want to add to their woes… In 1965 pictures below this is what out of work coal miners lived like…is this what these metrosexuals would have our coal miners and their children go back to??

    A closed mine in 1965

    A closed mine in 1965

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    1965

     

    http://wfpl.org/post/faith-environmental-groups-rally-renewable-energy-louisville

     
  • RuralRebel 12:35 am on June 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    TED CRUZ LAUNCHES NATIONAL PETITION 

    TED CRUZ LAUNCHES NATIONAL PETITION AGAINST GANG OF EIGHT’S BILL

    by TONY LEE 20 Jun 2013, 2:04 PM PDT 759 POST A COMMENT

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched a national petition on Thursday to stop the Senate Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill and send Washington a “strong signal” of the grassroots opposition to the bill. 
    “This is urgent,” Cruz wrote in an e-mail to supporters. “We must stop this Gang of 8 immigration bill, which would give amnesty to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants with no guarantee of a secure border.” 
    “The Senate debate is in the final stages and we need to send Washington a strong signal of the overwhelming grassroots opposition to this amnesty bill from Americans across the country,” Cruz explained.
    Cruz urged supporters to share the petition with friends and to “act now–without delay–to help us defeat amnesty and stand for legal immigration!”

     

     
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