Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Who Voted Freely for the Keystone XL Pipeline

“How your lawmakers voted: LA tally” - (THE ADVOCATE, Feb. 15, 2015) revealed all Louisiana officials (Steve Scalise, Cedric Richmond, Charles Boustany, John Fleming, Ralph Abraham, Garret Graves, David Vitter, Bill Cassidy) voted “Yes” to send legislation(S1) forward to President Obama approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The first bill from a new congregation [...]

By | February 25th, 2015|Environment, Politics|0 Comments

KXL Threatens Earth, the Biggest USA Aquifer in Particular

Several Sierra Club members went to Port Arthur, Texas in September 2013 for a US State Department hearing on the KXL pipeline stretching from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Wood River, Patoka, IL and finally Port Arthur. The Port Arthur hearing was swamped by Texas politicians, pipeline welders and supporters of the fossil fuel industry [...]

Twelve Pounds of Papers Versus Twelve Risks to Our Future

Sunday the 15th found Lafayette, LA inundated with thousands of tourists in a city of 100,000+ less prone to street violence than New Orleans. The coupling of Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras turned THE ADVOCATE and DAILY ADVERTISER into at least ten pounds of information related to festivities, sports and shopping. “Let the good times [...]

By | February 15th, 2015|Climate Change, Op Ed, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Memorial for Mary Harper (1933-2015), a Peacemaker from Kansas City

Mary Louise Hummert was the first daughter of Victor Joseph Hummert and Bertha (Sartory) Hummert, born on January 2, 1933 in Breese, IL. Mary’s sojourn ended after 2P.M. on the 82nd wedding anniversary of her parents V.J & Bertha, February 3, 2015. When the Joliet, IL prison, (south of Chicago) was opened in the 1930’s [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|Stories, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments