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Many of you may have seen the 'Stand up to Cancer' campaign which was aired on Channel 4 in October 2012, which asked for public donations in order to fund Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK are the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through scientific research.
According to Cancer Research UK, they are on the cusp of many cancer treatments, however there is a gap between the discoveries coming out of the lab and the number that they can afford to take forward to develop as new tests and treatments.
To date, the 'Stand up to Cancer' National campaign has raised over £8 million pounds which is fantastic. However, we know it takes about £500 million to to take a drug all the way from the lab to the market; this figure takes into account all of the treatments that didn't make it.
Therefore, I personally feel that a faster way to close this monetary gap between scientific discoveries and bringing those treatment to the patients, was if the world's most profitable corporations all collaborated together and donated a small percentage of their pre-tax earnings to Cancer Research UK.
The more ideas that they can test, the more likely they are to get new treatments to patients faster. And as I say, there are many treatments that are on the cusp of being brought to market.
This may appear to be a large 'ask' of our profitable organisations, however sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective if you have the collective power of many people.
We are being lied to in our faces. Our planet is being used up because it is cheaper for them to do so. We have the means and the will. Now it is time to request what is rightfully ours.
This is the Future Manifesto.
It only asks for a chance.
Hello, I am Kara I would like to inform all of you that I dont like unfinished Anime. So please if all of you could, finish the Anime you've started I'd be very grateful. Well Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Kara G.
Human Trafficking is a very profitable industry for those involved. But the people being trafficked are often stripped of their rights and freedoms and become 2nd class citizens to their captors. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.
Revenue from trafficked persons is estimated to be between 5 to 9 billion US dollars per year. In Canada, the RCMP estimate that 600-800 people are trafficked into Canada annually and that an additional 1,500 to 2,200 people are trafficked through Canada into the United States.
Many of the people being trafficked are either women or children, that are then funneled into other industries such as free labour market and prostitution.
If we can get enough people to sign this we can get this topic raised during parliament. This is all about raising awareness and getting the Canadian Government to do more for this pressing issue.
I believe that a society functions best when all of its citizens feel safe, and free. I believe that this can be achieved in a truly democratic society with laws based on the Declaration of Human Rights. There might be a better system, but I believe that the best way to find that out is for all of us to be safe and free enough to discuss this.
If you believe the same, please sign this petition - no matter where in the world you live. One of our main resources is the human resource. Lets together tell the leaders of the world that we want societies in which we can harvest this resource in the best way possible. Leaders of the world - join in and tell each other the same.
If you think that you live in a country that already has a good democracy, please note that in the comment field and sign for the rest of the world. If you have a suggestion on how democracy can work better, in the world and/or in your country - use the comment field to add your thoughts. If the space there is not enough - write a blog or similar, and post a link in the comment field.
A great deal of people wish to have fluoride removed from their local water supply, but also globally.
Please sign this petition if you oppose water fluoridation.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
For over 25 years she has been featured on many radio and television talk shows as well as in the written media. In fact she helped write episodes for the popular CBS show Criminal Minds. She has completed casework for many public and private agencies (see references below).
Her most memorable cases include warning a woman that her husband could brutally murder her – a year later, he did. Another when she stated a sheriff deputy was dangerous – he later killed his girlfriend. Another when she stated a Homicide Investigator should not be trusted with children – he was later convicted of six counts of Child Battery. She also has enjoyed assisting in famous cases such as Michael Jackson, Darlie Routier, and missing Baby Gabriel.
Treyce is the President of both the National Association of Handwriting & Document Experts (NAHDE), and the International Association of Handwriting Formation Therapists (IAHFT). She is the CEO of the non-profit agency Written Escape, a proud member of Find Me, the National Scholar’s Honor Society, CHAI, SSCA, and others.
Her 15 published books include “Written Violence – the Personality Behind the Pen”, “Case Files of a Forensic Handwriting Analyst”, “Answers”, “The Only Handwriting Analysis Book You Will Ever Need”, “Dangerous Ink”, “Finding Mr. & Mrs. Write”, “What’s Going on Upstairs”, "You Abused Me: Handwriting of Victims", "I Abused You: Handwriting of Perpetrators", and more.
Services include custody evaluations, employment & tenant screening, jury selection, pre-parole evaluations, detecting lies & drugs, pre-termination violence assessments, compatibility, progression of suicide, sexual abuse, forgeries, anonymous notes, and much more. She nor her staff are affected by geographical boundaries.
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Texas Department of Education, various Juvenile Probation agencies, KnowGangs, Council of Governments, Southern States Correctional Association, Great Lakes International Gang Investigators Coalition, International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (in USA & Mexico), Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), West Virginia Department of Corrections, Arizona Public Defenders Association, Texas Gang Investigators Association, Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Association, Green Dental Lab Human Resources, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Durango Police Department, Dalhart Police Department, Trimmier Elementary School, TruVision Management, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Village of Glendale Heights Police Department, Refugio County Juvenile Justice Center, Bell County Precinct 1, Lamar County Juvenile Probation, Arkansas Probation & Parole
Association, Harlingen Consolidated ISD, Society of Human Resource Management, Hopkins High School, Geico Auto Crime Investigations, 4theKids, Lost Child Network, Missing & Exploited Children, Louisiana State Police, and many more.
Toward a new humanity, a new earth, and a New Spirituality.
Humanity's Team is collecting 50,000 signatures to get the United Nations to declare a Oneness Day, a day set aside and embraced by individuals, communities and nations for humanity to celebrate, discuss and experience our similarities as well as our rich cultural diversities -- our Oneness -- a day to unite with the entire universe as one human family.
The first step takes 30 seconds. Join us in signing the petition. As we remember who and what we are on that day, we soon realize who and what we are every day! And then we'll have heaven on earth!
The Petition's message: These special times call for special action. Humanity is divided and faced with so many life-threatening crises, that we need to change our world view if we wish to preserve life as we know it.
This is a dramatic statement, but it's true. The status quo doesn't work any more.
We've got to stand together and declare that terrorism and anti-terrorism, the financial collapse and selective government bailouts, ecological devastation and uneven environmental enforcement, and the many other divisive and destructive conditions and policies in this world must end.
And for those divisive and destructive conditions and policies to end, the underlying beliefs that created and perpetuate them must change.
We've got to realize something we already know - and now officially declare once and for all: that we are all part of a unified whole with multiple dimensions, each complementing the other, We Are All One. In fact, the sooner we recognize this, the sooner the world's many life-threatening crises will end.
I am a huge supporter of Farmville and love the game more than any I have ever played before. It has a few issues but I still always come back as everyone else does also. My chief complaint however is that Zynga needs to change the rules a bit.
We should be able to share our gifts and fuel with our neighbors. I have over 3000 fuel refills and I am at level 66 already. This leaves me a few more levels to go and I am certainly never going to use all of this before I hit level 70. Also, I believe we should be allowed to give the gifts we cannot use to our neighbors.
Why not make it more interesting by doing this? I have over 250 neighbors and they all agree with me on this one.
1. The United Nations through the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have formed an opinion that global warming, is increasing at an alarming rate and that global warming is primarily caused by human activity namely the production and emission of Carbon Dioxide;
2. The said Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s opinion is primarily based largely on data, computer programs, and opinions obtained from the East Anglia University Climate Research Unit;
3. Recent disclosures of the emails and files of the said East Anglia University Climate Research Unit has created a reasonable doubt as to the accuracy of the data employed and the viability of the computer modeling methodology employed; the objectivity of the scientists who provided data, graphs, statistical analysis, and opinions to the said Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change;
4. Recent disclosures of emails and files of the Said East Anglia University Climate Research raise reasonable doubts as to the accuracy and objectivity of the Reports of the said Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change;
5. Adoption of policies recommended by the United Nations on Climate Change will necessitate:
a. A huge increase in energy costs for Canadian Citizens;
b. Adoption of public policies and programs which will place Canadian Industries and Businesses at a competitive disadvantage on the international market;
c. Adoption of public policies and programs which will require the transfer of large amounts of wealth from Canadian Citizens, Businesses, and the Public Purse to foreign governments;
d. Adoption of public policies and programs which will jeopardize the sovereign right of Canada as a nation to formulate its own energy and environmental policies;
Edith Cowan University management have no plans to maintain the majority of bushland areas on the university grounds. It is likely that these areas will be flattened for future development.
Why is this important?
- ECU campuses are known for their iconic Australian bushland surroundings.
- There are currently no intentions to preserve extensive areas of existing bushland at ECU Joondalup campus.
- Urbanisation is a major contributing factor toward climate change, clearing native bushland areas will promote an environmentally irresponsible image for ECU in this respect.
- The bushland areas support a range of native wildlife.
- The surrounding bushland at ECU provide a positive and relaxing learning environment for students.
- These areas are valued by the community outside of ECU.
Ensure the continued existence of bushland areas at all Edith Cowan University campuses by signing the online petition for protected Edith Cowan University bushland areas.
The connection between meat consumption or animal agriculture & environmental pollution is scientifically proven time and time again. What we eat impacts our health and the health of the environment.
According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: it stated that livestock production is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions which is more than all the cars, trains and planes combined.
Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Thai Government to take action now that will show Thailand’s commitment to tackling Climate Change.
We urge the government to promote every Monday as a day when the citizens of Thailand will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.
We call on everyone’s support in expressing to Thai Government the need for Thailand to adopt and promote a meat free Monday.
So please sign this petition and forward it to your friends and family.
สืบเนื่องจากรายงานขององค์การอาหารและเกษตรแห่งสหประชาชาติ (เอฟเอโอ)ที่มีชื่อว่า เงาที่ทอดยาวของ การปศุสัตว์ ซึ่งได้ย้ำเน้นว่าผลผลิตจากปศุสัตว์จะต้องรับผิดชอบการปล่อยก๊าซเรือนกระจกถึง 18 % ซึ่งมากกว่าที่มาจากรถยนต์ รถไฟและเครื่องบินรวมกัน
เนื่องจากผลกระทบของเนื้อสัตว์ที่มีต่อสิ่งแวดล้อม เราจำเป็นต้องลดการบริโภคผลิตผลที่เป็นคาร์บอนเข้มข้น ซึ่งจะเป็นหนทางที่มีประสิทธิภาพต่อสภาพอากาศเปลี่ยนแปลงที่วิกฤติ การร้องเรียนนี้เป็นการเรียกร้องให้รัฐบาลไทยเริ่มลงมือกระทำในตอนนี้เพื่อจะแสดงให้เห็นว่าประเทศไทยให้คำมั่นที่จะจัดการกับปัญหาสภาพอากาศที่เปลี่ยนแปลง
28.4 million Yellow Pages per year (official)
22 million Thomson Local per year (official)
How many are used? and at what environmental cost?
This delivery system comes with at massive environmental cost. Not only with the printing and paper used but with the distribution to every home and business.
How many of use just pick them up and put them straight in the bin? or save them and never use them.
With Global Warming being such a huge problem its time to stop this system of waste. We need to create an 'op-in' delivery program. This is we the printed versions are only delivered upon request therefore eliminating pointless waste.
Join this Protest and help us to live in an environmentally cleaner UK.
This is the first protest from 'The Waste Project'. A project looking for a sustainable world.
Following the electoral fraud of 12 June 2009 in Iran and the repressive measures imposed by the outgoing government of Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD, a worldwide day of protest, IRAN GLOBAL DAY, was organized on the 25 July 2009 in solidarity with the Iranian people in the name of freedom and democracy in Iran and against dictatorship.
The participation of thousands of people around the world was not only a triumph for the Iranian people who thus received the backing of the international community in its struggle against dictatorship, but also a victory for men and women of all origins around the world who, thanks to the Internet and new information technologies, managed to mobilize in the defense of the rights of a repressed people in its struggle against a totalitarian regime that had become a danger to the whole of humanity.
In a global world in which the fate of all individuals, peoples and nations is increasingly interconnected, the defence of human rights of a people living under conditions of tyranny is an issue that concerns us all. United we can act more effectively in the struggle against dictatorship and dictators for peace in the world.
to sign the official Canadian petition PLEASE visit this link:
Global Petition Coordinator:
I would like to invite you to help make "Meat Free Monday" adopted by governments around the world. Ghent, Belgium's officials have created an official "veggie" only day - recognizing the many benefits that a plant based diet has on the environment (not to mention human health).
Now you can urge other governmental bodies to do the same. Lend your support by visiting the official international facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=109725730676&ref=ts
If you’re not on facebook you can visit this website
for a list of all the "offical" meat free petition movement that is taking place around the globe
I look forward to your thoughts and input on how to make this the best possible plant strong collaborative effort so that our veggie vision is soon shared by those in office and the public at large. We welcome new people who want to take an active role.
All the best,
Global Meat Free Monday Team
The death of Michael Jackson raises questions like: why and how could this happen... this petition is only for those who would like to contribute to an understanding of this issue... I will start it off with the following post:
Some diarists, poets and artists, like Evelyn Waugh and Michael Jackson, among a host of others, have a taste for exaggeration and fantasy. Indeed, exaggeration appears to be a major problem in our celebrity culture and in autobiography generally. Perhaps this is because, as Oscar Wilde once wrote: “Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding. It is only about things that do not interest one--that one can give a really unbiased opinion; and this is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.”1 -Ron Price with thanks to Oscar Wilde in the magazine Speaker, July, 1891. I think Wilde is a little over the top here, but his words exhibit a clever turn of phrase containing what is often, it seems to me anyway, an important facet of the truth of a question or issue. --Ron Price with thanks to Oscar Wilde in Robin Markowitz's article "Reconstructing Michael Jackson: Close Readings of Pop-Works," Stranger in a Strange Land: Internet Site, April 2004.
married for 42 years, a teacher for 35 and a Baha'i for 50
Le Sénégal est un pays pauvre. Des gens meurent tous les jours faute d’accès aux soins médicaux, nos écoles sont délabrées, la malnutrition est généralisée dans nos villages. Vivre est tout simplement devenu un chemin de croix pour beaucoup de nos concitoyens. Aussi, il est important que l’on sache ce que Karim a fait de tous ces milliards qui furent allouées à l’ANOCI.
La plupart des travaux de l’ANOCI ont été réalisés à Dakar et sa banlieue. Eh bien, que les nouvelles autorités municipales fassent leur travail et réclament un inventaire précis de tous les investissements de l’ANOCI, des cocotiers importées de Dubaï, aux tentes bédouines climatisées!
Prevention and Intervention of Sexual Violence is needed in the following areas: global youth violence, child abuse and neglect, violence by intimate partners, abuse of the elderly, sexual violence, self-directed violence, and collective violence.
For more wisdom please see: http://www.nsvrc.org/_cms/fileUpload/global_perspectives.pdf
Marital and partnership rape are another category of sexual violence that goes unnoticed, and is often not recognized as being a problem in our global society. It is the most heinous of crimes because of a women's human rights having no presence in the bedroom. There is no equal opportunity in adult age pertaining to sexual violence. In underage children, violations are committed upon either gender, male or female. In adult age, the predominant survivor's of sexual violence are women.
Please view the following fact sheet on sexual violence: http://www.nsvrc.org/_cms/fileUpload/global_perspectives.pdf
With the history of sexual violence, it needs to be advocated that global communities become more aware of its presence in our homes, work, schools, families, religious institutions/organizations. This awareness is vital to the views of sexual violence. It is key to ending the regenerated cycle of sexual violence.
In any environment, we must be ready and in place to be able to deal with the issue when confronted by the issue of sexual violence. No longer can ignorance or denial be an excuse.
Sexual trafficking is a strong component of human trafficking and a violation of human right laws.
As well as authorities keeping evidence locked away, and a woman being swabbed without permission at the scene of a crime/assault. It is her choice. To view more of this problem (video): http://www.hrw.org/en/features/us-testing-justice and Full Text: http://www.hrw.org/en/node/81825/section/2
1. All the money in the world is VIRTUAL money, of no real consequence whatsoever (see the EcoTort website). Therefore there is no financial reason for anything. Eg, there is no financial reason why we cannot feed, clothe, house, & educate every person living on the Earth today, AND be 100% eco-responsAble too…!
2. Any contract to damage or destroy the environment is a contract to commit the most serious crime of “Aggravated Criminal Damage” to the environment (max Life Sentence, see the EcoTort website), and is therefore a void, unenforceable contract (which is based upon money which does not exist ! ).
3. According to UNiversal Law it is illegal to pay tax in ANY country of the world (see the EcoTort website) until the World’s Government(s) cease their criminal activities in allowing heinous environmental damage and destruction at present day UNprecedented levels; equivalent to a threat of war, and indeed being the single most likely cause of most conflict (armed and unarmed, domestic and international) in the World today.
4. AT LEAST 60% of everyones wages on the Earth is being collected by the elite bankers of the world, through interest payments on unenforceable contracts, to do with as they please; unelected, unrepresentative, unaccountable, and unacceptable! (see the EcoTort website).
5. Every Police officer promises to “protect life and property, and to uphold the Law”. The most serious threat to life and property, and the most serious breach of the Criminal Law are BOTH due to CRIMINAL environmental damage and destruction, for which the banking elites are demonstrably responsible (see the EcoTort website)..
6. The remedy is through a global implementalion of the principles of Permaculture (see the EcoTort website).
They want to take pictures of seconds after the Big Bang
I have worked at a Subway chain restaurant and noticed a lot of cardboard boxes are being thrown in trash.
By recycling these boxes, many restaurants could save trees and the earth from global warming.
Climate change may be a big problem, but there are many little things we can do to make a difference. If we try, most of us can do our part to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we put into the atmosphere. Many greenhouse gases come from things we do every day. As we have learned, these greenhouse gases trap energy in the atmosphere and make the Earth warmer.
Driving a car or using electricity is not wrong. We just have to be smart about it.Some people use less energy by carpooling. For example, four people can ride together in one car instead of driving four cars to work. Here are some additional ways you can help make the planet a better place!
Learning about the environment is very important. There are many good books that will help you learn. To get started, ask a teacher or a librarian for some suggestions. You also can look at the Links page to find other good web sites with information about the environment and climate change.
Whenever we use electricity, we help put greenhouse gases into the air. By turning off lights, the television, and the computer when you are through with them, you can help a lot.
Bike, Bus, and Walk
You can save energy by sometimes taking the bus, riding a bike, or walking.
Talk to Your Family and Friends
Talk with your family and friends about climate change. Let them know what you've learned.
Planting trees is fun and a great way to reduce greenhouse gases. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the air.
Recycle cans, bottles, plastic bags, and newspapers. When you recycle, you send less trash to the landfill and you help save natural resources, like trees, oil, and elements such as aluminum.
When You Buy, Buy Cool Stuff
There are lots of ways we can improve the environment. One of the ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we put into the air is to buy products that don't use as much energy. By conserving energy, we help reduce climate change and make the Earth a better place. Some products – like certain cars and stereos – are made specially to save energy.
Some Things to Think About
Did you know that you can help the environment if you buy recyclable products instead of non-recyclable ones? Look for the recycle mark – three arrows that make a circle – on the package. Recyclable products are usually made out of things that already have been used. It usually takes less energy to make recycled products than to make new ones. The less energy we use, the better.
Imagine that it's a hot summer day. You put a scoop of ice cream on the sidewalk, and it melts. Why? Well, you probably know that the sun causes the ice cream to melt. But you may not know that the sun produces solar energy. Solar energy is a fancy way of saying "energy that comes from the sun." Solar energy can be used to heat homes, buildings, water, and to make electricity. Today, more than 200,000 houses in the United States take advantage of the sun's energy.
Cars are an important part of life for most people. But cars also cause pollution and release a lot of greenhouse gases into the air. Fortunately, there are some cars that are better for the environment. These cars can travel longer on a smaller amount of gasoline. They don't pollute as much, either. Using these kinds of cars can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the air.
Many things, like computers, TVs, stereos, and VCRs, have special labels on them. The label says "Energy" and has a picture of a star. Products with the ENERGY STAR® label are made to save energy. Buying products with ENERGY STAR® labels will help protect the environment.
Are we in danger of talking ourselves into a negative global situation?
Are we already in a recession?
I think the media made this happen. If you agree sign up and be counted!
Our earth is going in the big danger of global warming every second.
We have time to watch cinemas, for shopping, party and etc. but don’t you have time for saving our earth?
This petition evolved from the Mother’s Day Rally Mothers Unite to Clean up Our Climate! in Federation Square, Melbourne Australia, on 11 May 2008.
The Science is in. The evidence of an emerging climate emergency is stark and overwhelming.
We believe that today’s children - and their children - deserve the same healthy and safe climate we have all enjoyed. Our Earth and the many species that call it home need and deserve better treatment.
Climate scientists still say there is a small, yet rapidly shrinking window of opportunity to halt global warming. Yet our political leaders carry on with ‘business as usual’.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that can drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions are available NOW.
Australia is the sunniest—and one of the windiest—continents on Earth; what are we waiting for?
We want our taxes to stop fueling climate change by funding fossil-fuel energy sources, and instead go towards establishing energy efficiency schemes and a strong and sustainable renewable energy industry in Australia.
Please sign our petition to demand our politicians show some leadership and act NOW to secure a future that is safe, healthy and best for all—our chance won’t come again!
The world’s eminent climate scientists, such as NASA's James Hansen, say that serious climate-change impacts are already happening more rapidly and at lower global temperature increases than they had originally projected.
Since current GHG levels are believed to be 382ppm (CO2 equivalent) yet temperatures have only risen 0.8 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, we will no doubt feel further heating effects due to lags in response to carbon already present in the system.
The scientists are telling us now that sustained atmospheric concentrations of GHG above 350ppm will lead to the loss of countless species and condemn the remaining life on Earth to an existence of unpredictable and ferocious weather patterns, marked by severe shortages of fresh water.
To avoid the devastating impacts of human induced climate change, we must take all action now to reduce GHG levels to as near as possible to pre-industrial levels and to start actively cooling our planet.
We cannot afford to wait; we will not have this chance again.
For the sake of today’s and tomorrow’s children and all other species on Earth, we demand that our politicians wake up to their primary responsibility, as custodians of Our Environment – OUR COMMON-WEALTH – to protect Australia from the threat of climate change.
We ask our national government to take the following steps that are widely agreed as essential to ensure a secure and healthy future for us all.
America is cool, we all know that. But so are other places!
One thing that really annoys me is when people call the American president "leader of the free world". I mean, get over yourself, mate. You rule a COUNTRY, not a PLANET. A very big/cool/rich country, maybe, but still only a country.
And here in the UK, for example, everyone insists on "trying to be the Americans". What happened to national indentity, for God's sake? I like being British, and so should everyone else.
Americans are proud of their country. When I went to Florida last year, they had flags up everywhere. So why can't we be the same?
We can all be proud of who we are and where we come from!
The destruction of mankind on this planet, because of sheer human stupidity of destroying the Oxygen we breathe through unbridled Pollution, is now very real, and within our own sights.
Governments are lying by deluding the peoples of the world into a false sense of fraudulent security. We have no time left.
The background information is pretty much that our environment is turning into a dump.
Rainforests are being cut down, and the ozone layer is completely disappearing. Global warming is for a fact, happening. The evidence of global warming is Al Gore's documentation called "An Inconvenient Truth".
Many animals are dying because of global warming, such as polar bears and penguins. They are dying at increasing rates and will end up extinct. In the documentation "An Inconvenient Truth", Al Gore shows stunning statistics.
The one that I found most stunning is that if we continue on like this, some of our major cities will be totally underwater because of the melting ice from the north and south poles. Some of the places are New York City, Miami, Houston, and many others.
Russia is convinced that the idea of Kosovo's independence is far-fetched. Nobody had even mentioned it before NATO bombed Yugoslavia in 1999. At that time, the discussion centered on various parameters of autonomy and a change in Yugoslavia's federal structure.
Russia's foreign minister called on Thursday (February 21, 2008) for talks on the status of Kosovo, whose parliament declared independence on February 17, to be resumed.
Tensions have escalated in Belgrade, with thousands of Serbs gathering in the capital to protest against Kosovo's independence. Groups of activists broke into United States and Croatian embassies in protest against the countries' support for Kosovo's secession.
Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow: "Talks on Kosovo's status should be restarted," and warned that the unilateral declaration could have consequences which "could harm Russia's relations with the EU and the United States."
Serbia said on Wednesday(February 20th, 2008) it would utilize all possible political and diplomatic means to maintain the country's territorial integrity in the wake of Kosovo's declaration of independence. "Serbia's internationally recognized borders have been unilaterally violated," Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic told a news conference.
(thanks to various pages from http://en.rian.ru/ )
Why is Serbia’s Province of Kosovo so important to Serbs? Consider, first, that Kosovo is the historical heart and religious soul of Serbia. Hundreds of Serbian Orthodox churches, monasteries, and holy sites in Kosovo attest to this. But our full answer would have to include that what is happening in Kosovo today is of far reaching importance for the entire world.