Saturday, May 31, 2008

HOORAY! Their wildest dream comes true: Wild Sky Wilderness opens

North East of Seattle area in the Cascade Mountains, environmentalists first conceived it in 1999, hoping to protect a slice of lowland forest near Seattle, and introduce a new generation of citizens and politicians to the idea of creating wilderness areas. MORE

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.