Saturday, October 20, 2012

IN WASHINGTON THERE IS A BIG KERFUFFLE OVER WHETHER OR NOT TO BUILD/ALLOW COAL SHIPMENT PORTS

IN MY MIND, THE QUESTION IS WHY WOULD WE BE CLOSING OUR OWN COAL BURNING POWER PLANTS BECAUSE OF THE DEADLY POLLUTION FROM THEM, ALL THE WHILE EXPORTING COAL TO CHINA SO THAT SAME POLLUTION X 10,000 CAN COME BACK TO US ON THE JET STREAM?

story #1
Pro-coal export business alliance launches in Northwest

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Gregoire signs bill to phase out coal power

See the problem?  We are well aware of the pollution, of the major contribution to climate change from such plants, but for PROFIT and JOBS, are we willing to continue to burn coal on our garden planet?  Out of sight - our of mind.  Sad, short sighted uneducated profit mongers use the desperate worker bees...

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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.