MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH
February 14, 2003
Defeating the U.S. War Plans Series #19: Magnificent Global Crescendo For Peace!
It is hard to over-emphasize the historic significance of what will happen this Saturday around the world. Nothing of that magnitude ever happened before. This is a true beacon of hope!
Amidst all this, many more hidden facts are now coming to light for cleansing and healing.
Expect many more revelations in the days to come - some of it pretty hard to fathom...
Love, Peace and Harmony WILL prevail!
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
This compilation is archived at
1. List of 600 Cities with Peace rallies
2. Huge Peace March in Melbourne, Australia!
3. A "MUST READ" for PEACE
4. Lawsuit Challenges Bush Authority on Iraq
5. Reckless Administration May Reap Disastrous Consequences
6. US lawmakers push for development of hydrogen cars
7. Words of thanks
President's Real Goal in Iraq (**MUST READ! Really!**) http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/opinion/0902/29bookman.html
Creating a full-fledged global empire!
Website with list of (and Links to) over 600 Peace Rallies around the world on Feb 15
THIS IS UTTERLY AMAZING!! BEYOND EXCITING!!! And I'm 100% sure it will be well beyond 600 cities and 10 million people involved
The World Says No to War: Anti-War Rally this Saturday at Noon! http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?list=sub&sub=30
10 Million Join World Protest Rallies (Feb 13) (Excellent article!)
From Africa to Antarctica, People Prepare to March for Peace
LA to Join 500 Cities Worldwide for February 15th Day of Protest
Poll Shows Most Want War Delay
European Allies Unite Against US-Led War (Feb 10)
Mass hysteria in DC: store shelves being bared; missile launchers deployed (Feb 12)
America gripped by fear of 'dirty bomb' attack (Feb 13) http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=377887
False Alarm? Terror Alert Partly Based on Fabricated Information (Feb 13)
CIA 'Sabotaged Inspections and Hid Weapons Details'
America Orders 100,000 Body Bags (Feb 10)
Up to 100,000 'body bags' and 6,000 coffins have been secretly delivered to a US base in Italy, a Catholic archbishop claimed yesterday. Archbishop Renato Martino, president of the Pope's Council of Peace and Justice, said the consignment had arrived at the Sigonella base near Catania on the island of Sicily 10 days ago.
Win Without War "Virtual March"
Register for the Virtual March on Washington - On February 26th, every Senate office will receive a call every minute from a constituent, as they receive a simultaneous crush of faxes and emails Recommended by "Suzanne Clarke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
White House Publicizes Bin Laden Tape (Feb 12)
The Bush administration, which once urged American television networks to show restraint in airing messages from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, on Tuesday spread the word itself that another tape had surfaced.
Bin Laden labels Saddam an infidel - Jazeera TV
Level with us, Mr. President - By Edward Kennedy (Feb 8)
(...) The administration must be forthcoming about the potential human costs of war with Iraq (...) Refugee organizations are desperately trying to prepare for a flood of as many as 900,000 refugees.
America's 48 hours to kill Saddam (Feb 12)
AMERICAN war planners believe that they have little more than 48 hours from the start of a ground war to kill President Saddam Hussein if they are to avoid a protracted conflict and a complicated peace.
Inspiring animation (With music. Awesome!)
To experience a journey of conscious loving, conscious relationships with ourSelves and each other - Recommended by Joie <email@example.com>
Mark Elsis <firstname.lastname@example.org> recommends to take a look at http://HonestPresident.net
I did so and found a MOST excellent initiative he is promoting for the 2004 US presidential election - he suggests a Brown/Kucinich ticket!
Public Readings of Lysistrata in 33 Countries to Condemn War in Iraq
Activists Worldwide Use Ancient Play to Address Current Crisis - NY - On March 3, 2003, the Lysistrata Project will present worldwide readings of Aristophanes' ancient Greek anti-war comedy Lysistrata. To date, 393 play readings are scheduled in 33 countries to voice opposition to the war in Iraq; those numbers increase hourly. Readings will raise money for charities working for peace and humanitarian aid in the Middle East. Contact: Nadine Newlight 573-7730/870-0625
Sent by "Jacques Boucher" <email@example.com>
These are just the demonstrations our network has picked up: tell us if you know of any others!
DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE WAR ON IRAK WILL BE ARRANGED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES ON THE 15TH FEB:
AFRICA | Bloemfontein | Bulawayo | Cairo | Cape Town | Durban | Harare | Johannesburg | Kigali | Lusaka | Nairobi | Niamey | Rabat | Reunion Island |
ASIA / MIDDLE EAST | Aligarh | Baghdad | Bahawalpur | Bangkok | Beirut | Bombay | Busan | Dili | Faisalabad | Gojranwala | Hong Kong | Hyderabad | Islamabad | Istanbul | Jakarta | Karachi | Kharian | Kuala Lumpur | Kumamoto | Lahore | Larkana | Layya | Muharraq | Manama | Mandi Bahaudin | Manila | Matsumoto | Multan | Naha | Okara | Osaka | Otsu | Penang | Peshawar | Qasur | Ramallah | Sahiwal | Sargodha | Seoul | Sheikhupura | Taipei | Tel Aviv | Tokyo | Wonju
EUROPE | Aalborg | A Coruña | Aix-en-Provence | Agen | Akureyri | Albacete | Alicante | Amsterdam | Andorra | Angouleme | Antwerp | Arhus | Athens | Bagnols-Sur-Ceze | Bangor | Barcelona | Belfast | Bergen | Berlin | Berne | Bilbao | Bodoe | Bratislava | Brussels | Brxnshxj | Bucharest | Budapest | Cádiz | Castellón | Ciudad Real | Cluj-Napoca | Coimbra | Copenhagen | Cordoba | Cuenca | Dublin | Esbjerg | Évora | Faro | Girona | Glasgow | Gothenburg | Granada | Guadalajara | Hania | Helsinki | Hereford | Huelva | Huesca | Irakleio | Isafjordur | Jaén | Joensuu | Jyväskylä | Kiev | Kolding | Kristiansand | Kuopio | Lancaster | La Rochelle | Le Mans | Lillehammer | Limoges | Lisbon | Ljubljana | Lleida | London | Longyearbyen | Luxembourg | Lyon | Madrid | Málaga | Malmö | Marseille | Montluconm | Moscow | Moulin | Murcia | Nantes | Narbonne | Nice | Nimes | Nokia | Nxrrebro | Oslo | Oulu | Oviedo | Palma de Mallorca | Pamplona | Paris | Patras | Perpignan | Pontevedra | Porto | Poznan | Prague | Puertollano | Randers | Reykjavik | Rodos | Rome | Roskilde | Rovaniemi | Saint-Gaudens | Salamanca | San Sebastian | Santander | Saone et Loire | Savolinna | Seinäjoki | Sevilla | Shetland | Silkeborg | Skopje | Sofia | Stavanger | Stockholm | Strasbourg | Struer | Talavera de la Reina | Tallinn | Tarragona | Teruel | Thessaloniki | Toledo | Toulon | Toulouse | Tours | Tromsoe | Trondheim | Turku | Valby | Valence | Valencia | Valetta | Vichy | Vienna | Vienne | Vigo | Vilnius | Volos | Voronezh | Warsaw | Wroclaw | Zagreb | Zaragoza
LATIN-AMERICA & CARIBEAN | Bahia | Bariloche | Bauru | Buenos Aires | Caracas | Caxias do Sul | Goiania | Havana | Kingston, Jamaica | Lima | Martinique | Mexicali | Mexico City | Montevideo | Outre-Mer Guadeloup | Quito | Rio de Janiero | Rio Grande do Sol | San Jose, CR | San Juan | San Miguel | San Salvador | Santiago | Santo Domingo | Sao Paulo
USA & CANADA | Akron | Amarillo | Anapolis Royal | Antigonish | Armidale | Asheville | Ashland | Athens | Atlanta | Austin | Baltimore | Beavercreek | Bellingham | Bermuda | Billings | Biloxi | Bisbee | Blacksburg | Bloomington | Boise | Brampton | Burlington | Butler | Calexico | Calgary | Canmore | Canton | Cape Cod | Cape Girardeau | Capt. Cook | Carbondale | Castlegar | Cedar Rapids | Charleston | Charlotte | Charlottetown | Charlottesville | Chatanooga | Chicago | Chico | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Coburg | Colorado Springs | Columbia, MO | Columbia, SC | Columbus | Comox Valley | Concord | Cornwall | Corpus Christi | Cortez | Cranbrook, BC | Croton-on-Hudson | Cowichan | Dallas | Dayton | Daytona Beach | Deland | Denton | Detroit | Dubuque | Durango | Edmonton | Ellensburg, WA | Encino | Erie, PN | Eugene | Fairbanks | Farmington | Fayetteville | Fillmore | Findlay, OH | Flagstaff | Fort Lauderdale | Fort Smith | Fort Wayne | Fredricton | Fresno | Gainesville, GA | Galveston | Grand Forks, BC | Grand Junction | Grand Rapids | Guelph | Hadely | Halifax | Hamilton | Hilo | Holland | Honolulu | Houston | Huntington | Indianapolis | Jefferson City | Jersey City | Juneau | Kamloops | Kansas City | Kelowna | Kingston | Kitchener | Knoxville | Lafeyette | Lancaster | Lansing | Las Cruces | Las Vegas | Lawrence, KS | Leavinsworth | Lethbridge | Lilloet | Lincoln | London | Long Beach | Los Angeles | Louisville | Macomb | Madison | McAllen | Medicine Hat | Medford, OR | Melbourne | Memphis | Minneapolis | Miami | Midland | Milwaukee | Minden, NV | Moncton | Montague Center | Montpelier | Montreal | Mount Vernon, OH | Nanaimo | Naples | Nelson | New Britain | New Carlisle | New Orleans | New York City | Newark, DE | Norfolk, VA | North Newton | Olympia | Orange | Orangeville | Orillia | Orlando | Ottawa | Palm Desert | Parry Sound | Pensacola | Penticton | Peoria | Peterborough | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Pittsboro | Plattsburg | Portland, ME | Portland, OR | Port Perry | Portsmouth | Powell River, BC | Prince Albert | Prince George | Qualicum Beach | Quebec City | Raleigh | Red Deer | Regina | Richland Center | Riverview | Rockford | Rolla | Sackville | St. Augustine | St. Catherines | St. Charles | St. Joeseph | St. Louis | St. Paul | St. Petersburg | Saguenay | Salem | Salt Lake City | Saltspring Island | Sacramento | San Antonio | San Diego | San Francisco | San Jose | San Luis Obispo | Santa Barbara | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Santa Monica | Sarasota | Saskatoon | Savannah | Seattle | Silver City | Sioux Falls | Sitka | Sonora | South Bend | South Haven | Spokane | Springfield | Starkville | St. Johns | Sudbury | Sydney, NS | Tacoma | Tallahassee | Tehachapi | Temple | Thornbury | Thunder Bay | Toronto | Truro | Tulsa | Tucson | Uxbridge | Vallejo | Vancouver, B.C. | Victoria | Vineyard Haven | Watertown | Wausau | Waterloo | West Palm Beach | Westbank, BC | Whitehall | Whitehorse | Wilkes-Barre | Williamsburg | Williamsport | Williamstown | Wilmington | Windsor | Winnipeg | Wolfville | Yakima | Yarmouth | Yellowknife | York, PA | Youngstown
OCEANIA | Adelaide | Alice Springs Armidale | Auckland | Bellingen | Brisbane | Bundaberg | Byron Bay | Cairns | Canberra | Central Coast | Christchurch | Dannevirke | Darwin | Dunedin | Forster-Tuncurry | Geelong | Gisborne | Greymouth | Hamilton, NZ | Hastings | Hobart | Kelowna | Kempsey | Launceton | Lismore | Melbourne | Motueka | Nambucca Heads | Nelson | Newcastle | Opotiki | Palmerston North | Perth | Rockhampton | Rotorua | Saint Helens | Sydney | Takaka | Tamworth | Tauranga | Thames | Timaru | Ulladulla | Wagga Wagga | Wanganui | Wellington | Westport | Whakatane | Whangarei | Wollongong
Date: 15 Feb 2003
Subject: Huge Peace March in Melbourne, Australia!
From: Sue Ingleton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just to let you know that the Ball has started Rolling! In Melbourne, Australia on Feb 14th (yesterday) the people came out onto the street and MARCHED. Over three hundred thousand people, babies, children, kids, politicians, ministers, palestinians, actors, Israelis, Jews, catholics, mothers, fathers, workers, geriatrics! All were there MARCHING for Peace. There were so few police! It was a miracle. I spoke to one young (smiling) policeman, said how glad I was that they hadnt laid them on thick and he said 'We didn't know - this is all we've got ,the others were rostered elsewhere.' THEY DIDN'T EXPECT IT!! It was the most, thrilling and empowering event I've experienced for - oh, how many years has it been? I was there with my son, his beloved wife, my daughter,- oh, the last time this happened was a Vietnam protest march when I was there with that same, tall beautiful young man in his pram! I was saddened to think that through my whole lifetime that there has always been a war somewhere on our beautiful planet - and so it is with my children.
Bless us all.
Know Thyself - To Thine Own Self Be True
Date: 13 Feb 2003
From: "Peace Pilgrim II" <email@example.com>
Subject: A "MUST READ" for PEACE
Thank you, Thank You, Thank you, the People of the World who are working to stop the war that the American government is trying to FORCE the world into accepting!!!
We are RIGHT NOW creating History. There have been many demonstrations in the past to stop wars, but TODAY, as never before we the People are taking back our POWER, (The Power we should never have given our governments in the first place!!)
The cry goes out across the World (and Beyond!!) for preventing war from starting in Iraq and we have the benefit of many Nations world wide, as well as the United Nations who are joining us.
Anger and fear of this impending holocaust and barbaric war has FORCED us to react to desperately try and prevent it from happening. I SO COMMEND YOU for demonstrating as we struggle not to be violent on the outside, while on the inside we are raging infernos against these threats of impending disaster.
Standing up, being counted and taking back our power is the most important step that we could take up until now, and it has prepared us for stretching to the next and MOST IMPORTANT goal (the one we must take, if we're serious for Peace)
When we set our minds to a goal and think about it, concentrate on it, and put all our energy towards it , it usually happens. (you've probably experienced this in your own lives, perhaps planning on a vacation, working towards it and it's usually come about.) Our minds are incredibly powerful, and what we give all our energy to we bring into existence. It therefore becomes essential that we concentrate on what we want.
It is this subtle difference that will bring about the greatest and BEST changes in our lives. It's really very simple. It's seeing things differently, like the old saying of"' Seeing a glass half full rather than half empty." Therefore I have turned my "No War" sign around to read "I AM for PEACE." Please look at the enormous difference this subtlety makes.
It makes the statement that not only am I wanting peace in Iraq, I want peace in Korea, Africa, the Middle East and everywhere on the planet.
Isn't this what you really really want too?
To make it happen and be effective we need to be FOR what we want rather than "against what we DON'T want." Look at the benefits this would bring each of us individually. By being FOR peace we would start feeling peaceful inside, and this is where it all starts, for truly, "Peace begins with me" each one of us.
And, look at the further benefits this "Being for Peace" will bring as it spills over into our relationships, our homes, schools , offices and communities. Certainly the time is now. Try it, You'll like it!! Again, Thank you all .
Love and Blessings, Peace Pilgrim 11
PS. It's not just the little me that says, "i am for Peace" it is also the Great ,"I AM for PEACE!!!!!"
DENNIS KUCINICH IS INVOLVED IN THIS INITIATIVE
From: "Mr. E" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: FWD Lawsuit Challenges Bush Authority on Iraq
Date: 13 Feb 2003
Things are really starting to heat up folks (as of Thursday, 2/13/03) !!!
The REVOLUTION has begun, and many, many people who were previously opposed (or asleep ) have begun to see the light and see the criminals in government for what they really are: Thieves, murderers, bullies, and greedy, self-serving, maniacal elitists. Sooner or later, We, the People will make him and his criminal gang pay for what they've done to our country and others' around the world.
It's about time that the "commander in chief", who thinks he's "King in Chief", gets put in his place.
Lawsuit Challenges Bush Authority on Iraq
By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press Writer
BOSTON - A group of U.S. soldiers, parents of soldiers and six U.S. House members filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday seeking to stop the president from launching a war against Iraq without a declaration of war from Congress.
The lawsuit seeks an immediate injunction against Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to prevent them from launching an invasion of Iraq.
Reps. John Conyers, D-Mich., and the other plaintiffs in the lawsuit say a resolution passed by Congress in October did not specifically declare war and unlawfully ceded the decision to Bush.
Conyers cited an excerpt from Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that states, "Congress shall have power ... to declare war."
"Get it? Only Congress," Conyers said Thursday at a news conference in Washington.
John Bonifaz, the Boston attorney who filed the lawsuit, said Bush is rushing to war without seeking approval or even a thorough debate by Congress.
"We have a message for President Bush today - read the Constitution," Bonifaz said.
"The president is not a king," he said. "He does not have the power to wage war against another country absent a declaration of war from Congress."
Congress has not formally declared a war since World War II.
A similar lawsuit filed against Bush's father before the Gulf War by 54 members of Congress was denied by a federal judge in December 1990.
That judge said he agreed in principle that the president must seek congressional authorization for war, but said the elder President Bush had not clearly committed to a course of action. The judge also noted that only about 10 percent of the Congress had asked for the injunction - a percentage he said wasn't representative of the entire body.
Bonifaz said this new lawsuit is different because in addition to the six members of Congress, soldiers have asked for the injunction.
"They are facing the possibility of death," he said.
One of the plaintiffs, Nancy Lessin, said the people planning the war aren't facing the possibility their loved ones will be killed. She said she has 25-year-old twin stepsons, one of whom is in the Marines.
"We'd like to challenge George Bush to send one of his twins to war. Then let's have a discussion about whether or not we should go to war," she said. The president has 21-year-old twin daughters.
Bonifaz said several similar lawsuits filed by soldiers during the Vietnam War were unsuccessful. But he said those lawsuits failed because the courts found Congress had taken concrete steps to authorize a war, including appropriating money and authorizing the draft.
The other members of Congress named as plaintiffs are: Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio; Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill.; Jim McDermott, D-Wash.; Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.; and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas.
Other plaintiffs include a member of the Massachusetts National Guard who was recently activated, an Air Force Reservist from Massachusetts, and a U.S. Marine stationed in the Persian Gulf, Bonifaz said. Their identities are not being made public, Bonifaz said.
Reckless Administration May Reap Disastrous Consequences
by US Senator Robert Byrd Senate Floor Speech - February 12, 2003
To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. On this February day, as this nation stands at the brink of battle, every American on some level must be contemplating the horrors of war.
Yet, this Chamber is, for the most part, silent -- ominously, dreadfully silent. There is no debate, no discussion, no attempt to lay out for the nation the pros and cons of this particular war. There is nothing.
We stand passively mute in the United States Senate, paralyzed by our own uncertainty, seemingly stunned by the sheer turmoil of events. Only on the editorial pages of our newspapers is there much substantive discussion of the prudence or imprudence of engaging in this particular war.
And this is no small conflagration we contemplate. This is no simple attempt to defang a villain. No. This coming battle, if it materializes, represents a turning point in U.S. foreign policy and possibly a turning point in the recent history of the world.
This nation is about to embark upon the first test of a revolutionary doctrine applied in an extraordinary way at an unfortunate time. The doctrine of preemption -- the idea that the United States or any other nation can legitimately attack a nation that is not imminently threatening but may be threatening in the future -- is a radical new twist on the traditional idea of self defense. It appears to be in contravention of international law and the UN Charter. And it is being tested at a time of world-wide terrorism, making many countries around the globe wonder if they will soon be on our -- or some other nation's -- hit list. High level Administration figures recently refused to take nuclear weapons off of the table when discussing a possible attack against Iraq. What could be more destabilizing and unwise than this type of uncertainty, particularly in a world where globalism has tied the vital economic and security interests of many nations so closely together? There are huge cracks emerging in our time-honored alliances, and U.S. intentions are suddenly subject to damaging worldwide speculation. Anti-Americanism based on mistrust, misinformation, suspicion, and alarming rhetoric from U.S. leaders is fracturing the once solid alliance against global terrorism which existed after September 11.
Here at home, people are warned of imminent terrorist attacks with little guidance as to when or where such attacks might occur. Family members are being called to active military duty, with no idea of the duration of their stay or what horrors they may face. Communities are being left with less than adequate police and fire protection. Other essential services are also short-staffed. The mood of the nation is grim. The economy is stumbling. Fuel prices are rising and may soon spike higher.
This Administration, now in power for a little over two years, must be judged on its record. I believe that that record is dismal.
In that scant two years, this Administration has squandered a large projected surplus of some $5.6 trillion over the next decade and taken us to projected deficits as far as the eye can see. This Administration's domestic policy has put many of our states in dire financial condition, under funding scores of essential programs for our people. This Administration has fostered policies which have slowed economic growth. This Administration has ignored urgent matters such as the crisis in health care for our elderly. This Administration has been slow to provide adequate funding for homeland security. This Administration has been reluctant to better protect our long and porous borders.
In foreign policy, this Administration has failed to find Osama bin Laden. In fact, just yesterday we heard from him again marshaling his forces and urging them to kill. This Administration has split traditional alliances, possibly crippling, for all time, International order-keeping entities like the United Nations and NATO. This Administration has called into question the traditional worldwide perception of the United States as well-intentioned, peacekeeper. This Administration has turned the patient art of diplomacy into threats, labeling, and name calling of the sort that reflects quite poorly on the intelligence and sensitivity of our leaders, and which will have consequences for years to come.
Calling heads of state pygmies, labeling whole countries as evil, denigrating powerful European allies as irrelevant -- these types of crude insensitivities can do our great nation no good. We may have massive military might, but we cannot fight a global war on terrorism alone. We need the cooperation and friendship of our time-honored allies as well as the newer found friends whom we can attract with our wealth. Our awesome military machine will do us little good if we suffer another devastating attack on our homeland which severely damages our economy. Our military manpower is already stretched thin and we will need the augmenting support of those nations who can supply troop strength, not just sign letters cheering us on.
The war in Afghanistan has cost us $37 billion so far, yet there is evidence that terrorism may already be starting to regain its hold in that region. We have not found bin Laden, and unless we secure the peace in Afghanistan, the dark dens of terrorism may yet again flourish in that remote and devastated land.
Pakistan as well is at risk of destabilizing forces. This Administration has not finished the first war against terrorism and yet it is eager to embark on another conflict with perils much greater than those in Afghanistan. Is our attention span that short? Have we not learned that after winning the war one must always secure the peace?
And yet we hear little about the aftermath of war in Iraq. In the absence of plans, speculation abroad is rife. Will we seize Iraq's oil fields, becoming an occupying power which controls the price and supply of that nation's oil for the foreseeable future? To whom do we propose to hand the reigns of power after Saddam Hussein?
Will our war inflame the Muslim world resulting in devastating attacks on Israel? Will Israel retaliate with its own nuclear arsenal? Will the Jordanian and Saudi Arabian governments be toppled by radicals, bolstered by Iran which has much closer ties to terrorism than Iraq?
Could a disruption of the world's oil supply lead to a world-wide recession? Has our senselessly bellicose language and our callous disregard of the interests and opinions of other nations increased the global race to join the nuclear club and made proliferation an even more lucrative practice for nations which need the income?
In only the space of two short years this reckless and arrogant Administration has initiated policies which may reap disastrous consequences for years.
One can understand the anger and shock of any President after the savage attacks of September 11. One can appreciate the frustration of having only a shadow to chase and an amorphous, fleeting enemy on which it is nearly impossible to exact retribution.
But to turn one's frustration and anger into the kind of extremely destabilizing and dangerous foreign policy debacle that the world is currently witnessing is inexcusable from any Administration charged with the awesome power and responsibility of guiding the destiny of the greatest superpower on the planet. Frankly many of the pronouncements made by this Administration are outrageous. There is no other word.
Yet this chamber is hauntingly silent. On what is possibly the eve of horrific infliction of death and destruction on the population of the nation of Iraq -- a population, I might add, of which over 50% is under age 15 -- this chamber is silent. On what is possibly only days before we send thousands of our own citizens to face unimagined horrors of chemical and biological warfare -- this chamber is silent. On the eve of what could possibly be a vicious terrorist attack in retaliation for our attack on Iraq, it is business as usual in the United States Senate.
We are truly "sleepwalking through history." In my heart of hearts I pray that this great nation and its good and trusting citizens are not in for a rudest of awakenings.
To engage in war is always to pick a wild card. And war must always be a last resort, not a first choice. I truly must question the judgment of any President who can say that a massive unprovoked military attack on a nation which is over 50% children is "in the highest moral traditions of our country". This war is not necessary at this time. Pressure appears to be having a good result in Iraq. Our mistake was to put ourselves in a corner so quickly. Our challenge is to now find a graceful way out of a box of our own making. Perhaps there is still a way if we allow more time.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE WE WANT TO GO - BUT NOT IN 10 YEARS! NOW!!!
Sent by "Mark Graffis" <email@example.com>
US lawmakers push for development of hydrogen cars
USA: February 13, 2003
WASHINGTON - Two U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation this week to develop hydrogen-powered automobiles and put them in the market within a decade, five years faster than a similar program pushed by the Bush administration.
Hydrogen fuel cell cars, if widely accepted, would significantly reduce U.S. dependence on foreign imported oil and would cut pollution since the emission-free vehicles' only by-product is water.
The Bush administration has proposed spending $1.7 billion in research over the next 5 years to help develop and have on the road within 15 years hydrogen cars and the supporting hydrogen fuel supplies and service stations.
Many environmental groups view the 15-year time frame as too long and want quicker government action to wean U.S. consumers off foreign oil.
In order to speed up the process, Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Republican Rep. Christopher Cox of California said they will introduce legislation to put hydrogen cars on the road within 10 years and reduce U.S. foreign oil use by 30 million barrels a year.
Their bill would offer financial incentives to put more of the vehicles on the road, increase production of hydrogen fuel and create the infrastructure throughout the country to guarantee accessibility to hydrogen fuel.
"Our bill will provide concrete rewards for everyone who takes steps to put hydrogen fuel cell cars on the road and reduce our dependence on foreign oil," Wyden said.
The bill allows a maximum tax credit of 25 percent of the sale price of a hydrogen powered vehicle with a cap of $50,000. The tax credit would steadily decrease each year to a 5 percent credit and $10,000 cap in 2012.
The purchaser of a qualified fuel cell vehicle would be able to transfer the tax credit to another person.
The bill also mandates that hydrogen powered vehicles must comprise a minimum percentage of federal car fleets, from 5 percent for fleets of 100 vehicles or more in 2006 to 20 percent for fleets of 50 vehicles or more in 2012.
To make hydrogen fuel readily accessible, the legislation establishes tax credits for the retail sale, production and use of hydrogen fuel.
Specifically, sellers of hydrogen fuel would receive a tax credit of 50 cents for each gasoline gallon equivalent of hydrogen sold.
Producers of hydrogen fuel from any source would receive a tax credit of $10 per barrel of oil equivalent. An additional credit of $10 per barrel of oil equivalent is provided for hydrogen fuel produced from renewable sources.
The legislation also calls for Congress not to impose a tax on hydrogen fuel for 10 years.
From: Robert Baker <GabrielLT@aol.com>
Date: 13 Feb 2003
Subject: Thank you for your work on our behalf...
Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing to bring us all the truth behind the masks of deceit. I appreciate receiving your compilations which confirm much of what I have been receiving over the years as a channel for Archangel Gabriel. Your readers might find some helpful information at our website which carries some of the Gabriel insights at http://www.childrenoflight.com
Thank you and many Blessings for your wonderful work.
Robert Baker (Director)
Children of Light
Center for Personal Healing
New York City
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