The New Year provides all of us with a new
beginning. Many of us make resolutions
to lose weight, earn a degree or find a better job. Others vow to get rid of their current
spouse! Give their kids to the Salvation Army!
What about our country? What resolutions would you make for America? Let’s find out!
America faces daunting challenges in 2009 and beyond. After eight years of treading water at the federal level with a totally inept president--we drown in debt, muddle through endless war, stagger under environmental calamities and find our economy punched in the nose with a sledge hammer.
We face millions of Baby Boomers retiring which means they tap into an already delicate Social Security system. Our environment suffers under devastating onslaughts of air pollution suffocating our cities; 80,000 chemicals injected into the water, land and air daily; species extinction accelerating, climate change and dozens of other problems.
We discover energy demand rising while availability descends. We witness the housing bubble bursting while foreclosures explode by the millions. We watch our 14 million unemployed citizens struggle while our Congress substitutes them with millions of imported of unemployed immigrants.
From the world’s largest creditor nation, we now suffer horrific international debt as well as our own $10.1 trillion federal debt.
Like a 400 pound fat man at an “all you can at” buffet, the citizens of this country continue devouring their resources, land, water and energy like tomorrow won’t arrive! Not only that, they (we) added 3.1 million of humans to this country this year and every year via immigration—to accelerate those consumption levels.
To show you what our actions mean to future generations, I invite you to visit www.storyofstuff.com with Annie Leonard. Take 20 minutes to educate yourself as to what we face in 2009 and the long term—stemming from mindless consumerism for decades.
In addition to her brilliant rendition of America’s profligate and wasteful ways, she empowers you to take action toward a more sustainable future.
Beyond that, in 2009, we face quickening damage to our planet home on a scale that escapes most Americans.
“The damage to global ecologies by human activity accelerated rapidly with the onset of industrialism,” said James Howard Kunstler, author, The Long Emergency. “The twentieth century, with its oil-nurtured bloom of human population, was especially harsh. Everywhere, biological complexity was compromised or reduced to monoculture. Habitats were wrecked. Species exterminated. Terrain and water were poisoned. The amount of asphalt paving alone in the United States represents an ecological insult beyond calculation. These man-made environmental catastrophes will combine with and be reinforced by the new problems of climate change in this Long Emergency [we all face].”
To give you a visual on our condition, you may visit “Planet in Peril” on CNN with Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/planet.in.peril/
By viewing any portions of the series, you will see what kind of havoc humanity forces onto this planet and billions of its creatures. For instance, we slaughter 100 million sharks annually for nothing more than their fins—for shark fin soup no less—while we toss them back into the water alive to die an agonizing finality. We kill 1 million animals that cross our roads in the USA every 24 hours=365 million vertebrate deaths annually, i.e., hawks, eagles, dogs, cats, mice, gophers, foxes, horses, deer, blue birds, armadillos, sheep, etc. They go about their business when they get whacked by our vehicles. What right do we possess to kill THAT many fellow creatures year after year?
By visiting this website, you will enjoy a compelling audio-visual book that you will find entertaining and educational. Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
He will guide you toward enlightenment and action to make for a better future for all creatures on this planet including humanity.
Why? If you look around the planet via these websites, folks, we fail ourselves as a species. We separate ourselves spiritually and physically from nature. We fail our personal accountability and responsibility on a scale that defies understanding.
So what is my wish for the New Year of 2009? I wish for humanity, especially its leaders and educators, to move toward a sustainable future by addressing the core problems we face and creating ideas that rationally, logically and methodically move civilizations and nature toward what Thomas Jefferson said, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”##
To take action: www.numbersusa.com ; www.thesocialcontract.com ; www.fairus.org ; www.vdare.com ;www.patriotunion.org ; www.alipac.us ; www.firecoalition.com ; www.cairco.org ; www.limitstogrowth.com ; www.capsweb.org ; www.balance.org ; www.carryingcapacity.org ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org
Please visit Annie Leonard at www.storyofstuff.com for a compelling and highly interesting 20 minute video concerning our high consumption, highly wasteful and unsustainable society. She educates and provides avenues for you to make a difference.
Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
In Colorado: visit www.soprisfoundation.org for information how you can network with like-minded folks to create a more sustainable future for Colorado and other states.
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: D.C.: (202)224-2854
CHICAGO, IL: (312)886-3506
SPRINGFIELD, IL: (217)492-5089
MARION, IL.: (618)997-2402
MOLINE, IL.: (309)736-1217
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL
President-Elect Obama created a new email
form on his change.gov website. He wants Americans to tell him their
story. Samples below.
OBAMA WANTS TO HEAR THE PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Why not write President-Elect Obama and tell him how ilegal aliens have affected you in your community.
EMAIL FORM AN AMERICAN MOMENT - TO BARACK OBAMA
FROM OBAMA'S CHANGE.COM WEBSITE
An American Moment
Books to read: “The Long Emergency” by James Howard Kunstler
“Peak Everything” by Richard Heinberg
Many People” by Lindsey Grant
Become a member of “Frosty’s Press Agent Corps” whereby you volunteer a few hours to send out emails to top TV and radio hosts to offer top speakers on America’s overpopulation crisis driven by unending immigration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive two informational letters showing you exactly what to do.
Roy Beck's "IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS" is the single best educational appreciation of America's future if we allow ourselves to add another 100 million people. Just click on this site for the most sobering experience of your children's future.
Roy Beck gives a graphic presentation of our fate if we continue to allow legal and illegal immigration to swamp this country. If you have children, you will be particular unnerved at their fate. I know Roy Beck personally and his integrity and knowledge stand at the top. Pass this web site 14 minute video far and wide across America to educate everyone you know. We either stop this human tsunami or the future of this country will be much like Rome's. We must, as a nation and a civilization, move to secure our country from this massive, unrelenting population overload from a line that never ends. This will be the most compelling 14 minute video of your life.
Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning the future of our planet. Go to www.earth2100.tv for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been writing about for the past 20 years. Our ‘window’ to change to a balanced population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America and the planet.
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Click the link to view the 3 minute interview with NBC's Adam Schrager:
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com