Ecology and the Rainforest - Preservation or Destruction?

Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 07:48 pm
This is our 53rd Rainforest Thread.

I googled "Rainforest Destruction" and came up with 1 of 1 selections. It talked about the Inter-American Development Bank approving $135 million in financing for the controversial Camisea natural gas project in Peru. Environmentalists have been trying to stop loans for that project, saying that, precious rainforest, remote native communities and a coastal nature reserve are all at risk. Lately, it appears that 15 of the native people in the area are dead from the flu after contact with the outside.

Then, I googled "Rainforest Preservation" and came up with 1 through 10 of 93,500 selections. They all (at least the ones I looked at) talk about protecting and saving as much of the remaining rainforest as possible for our children and grandchildren.

That convinced me that "Preservation" beats out "Destruction" any day of our lifetime.

Please join us in daily clicking for the Rainforest (and other worthy
causes), and become a part of our cordial group on this Rainforest
thread. We are the aktbird57 team in Race for the Rainforest, and
when we last saw the leaderboard, we were the number ONE team in the world!

here is the link to the rainforest team. leave us a note here if you need some more help with this.

Please help! Go to the Race for the Rain Forest at Care2.com. Just click on a button and somewhere in the world, you'll save a lot of square feet of rain forest, prairie, or wetlands, -- you choose! Corporate sponsors show
their logos when you click, and in return, they pay for the habitat saved.

Just click: http://rainforest.care2.com/welcome?w=856730509

To register for the first time, create your own Distinct Log-in name
and Password. Then each time you visit the site to click you simply
Log-in and click on the Rainforest button. It's that simple. The
site is FREE. If you have a question, we have plenty of answers. FREE.

After clicking, feel free to post on this thread. We have the most
wonderful and helpful group of people clicking here. Any time you can't
click, we can arrange for a substitute to click for you.
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 07:59 pm
I'm with you.
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 07:59 pm
Thanks ehBeth, for the parts I ripped from your thread. grin
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 08:02 pm
Hi jeanbean!!

Welcome to my world - Naaaah! It's OUR world and always will be..........................!
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 08:03 pm
"Preservation" beats out "Destruction" any day of our lifetime

Now that's a quotable quote!

danon - thanks for getting number 53 off the ground with such verve and lift!

I'll run back to care2 (or try to, it is Friday night after all) and send the link out for this thread!
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 08:09 pm
Hi there!

Clicked earlier today, including the first time that I logged in under my old account.
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 08:13 pm
aktbird57 - You and your 282 friends have supported 1,582,109.4 square feet!


sing and dance and play that funky music :wink:
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 08:33 pm
Thanks, Danon - brought some decoration for new thread, water levels in our oceans:

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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 08:56 pm
That's fabulous, Hottie!
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 09:07 pm
Danon, great intro and welcome to the new rainforest thread!

Preserving our remaining farmlands ~

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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 09:13 pm
Hi sozobe,
Good to see you!!

Great decoration HofT!! It all looks pretty Hot to me..........

Nice photo!!
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 09:47 pm
Hoft ~ you find the neatest photos! Thanks Danon! Smile

ehbeth, jeanbean, sozobe and all wildclickers, my contribution quote for the new rainforest thread....

"Wilderness is an anchor to windward. Knowing it is there, we can also know that we are still a rich nation, tending our resources as we should--not a people in despair searching every last nook and cranny of our land for a board of lumber, a barrel of oil, a blade of grass, or a tank of water."
- Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico in American Forests - 1963
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 10:07 pm
from my friend, Hawk (thanks again to Quinn for the e-introduction)

"Those who live for one another learn that love is the bond of perfect unity." -Fools Crow LAKOTA

To serve each other,
to respect each other,
to trust each other,
to honor each other,
to love each other,
to cooperate with each other,
to care for each other,
to forgive one another,
to focus on peoples' good,
to laugh with one another,
to learn from one another;
to pray for each other -
these are all acts of love.

These values and actions will connect us to
one another in the Unseen World.

Nature is a good example of how
we should get along with one another.
Watch nature.
She is our teacher.
Nature lives to give to one another.
The insects give to the birds,
who give to the four-legged,
who give to the two- legged.
The Creator made all things perfect.

Oh Great Spirit,
Let me serve the people today.
Let me see that it is better to
give than it is to receive.
Be with me today.
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Reply Fri 22 Oct, 2004 10:17 pm
Hi, everyone...

Just finished clicking and then found this nice new thread...Thanks, danon!

I saw that Aa had made an appearance on #52 and wanted say hi, and that I hope she'll follow us here and continue to post and click with us. (I wish she knew how much her presence is missed.)

Wanted to make sure I moved the mountain over here with us:

New Lava Lobe On Mount St. Helens Is 'Huge'
POSTED: 6:06 am PDT October 22, 2004

SEATTLE -- The new lobe on the lava dome in Mount St. Helens' crater has grown to roughly the size of an aircraft carrier.

After getting a good look into the crater, U.S. Geological Survey scientists said the new feature is about 900 feet long, 250 feet wide and 230 feet high.

"That sucker is huge," said Jeff Wynn, chief scientist for volcano hazards at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, about 50 miles from the southwest Washington mountain.

It's still growing, he said Thursday, and glows red-hot at night.
more with pictures:


Re the oil spill in Puget Sound, WA, I do know that more than one subpoena was issued earlier in the week to more than one shipping company, but because a lot of the ships that are suspect are from foreign ports, and hadn't reached their home ports yet, the Coast Guard didn't want to say too much more about their investigations yet so as not to tip anyone off. This is the latest story in the news today.

Gov. Locke Unveils New Plan In Dealing With Oil Spills
October 22, 2004

Coast Guard Defends Spill Oil Response
But environmental groups say reaction came too late
Friday, October 22, 2004

and for another type of oil disaster click here:

Oil Drilling at Site Near Alaska wildlife Refuge Gets Preliminary OK
By Julie Cart
Los Angeles Times
Friday, October 22, 2004

In the November 2004 Smithsonian Magazine which I received in the mail today, there is an article titled, Luna: The Whale That Adopted a Village. It's several pages long and has some great pictures. If you don't get the magazine, the current (November) issue will eventually show up on the Smithsonian Institution's web site located here:


When it does, you'll be able to access the magazine's articles by clicking on the Smithsonian Magazine logo on the left side of the page, so keep looking for it.
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 02:11 am
Just clicked for Saturday - Hope all of you have a nice weekend!
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Joan Lee
Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 03:06 am
Hi Guys!

Still with you and clicking! Laughing
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:05 am
Hello JoanLee, and welcome!

Jean, and anyone else who had a question on how the Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court (mentioned in previous thread, # 52) related to gratuitous destruction of intelligent creatures like marine mammals, please look at a detailed discussion on another thread on this site:

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Merry Andrew
Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:43 am
"This is your home, my grandchild!"
he says to me as he sits down beside me;
"My grandchild!
I have returned with you to your home,"
he says to me as he sits down beside me;
"Upon the pollen figure I have returned
to sit with you, my grandchild,"
he says to me as he sits down beside me;
"Your homes are yours again,
your fire is yours again,
your food is yours again,
your mountain ranges are yours again,
my grandchild,"
he says to me as he sits down beside me.

Song of the Diné (Navajo)

Thanks for the new thread, Danon. I'm off to click right this moment.
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:49 am
aktbird57 - You and your 282 friends have supported 1,584,146.4 square feet!

Meetcha in Fort Drum, M. Andre? :wink:
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Reply Sat 23 Oct, 2004 07:58 am
Does anyone recall/know how to have this thread replace # 52 as a featured thread in this forum?
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