Tuesday, November 28, 2006
So maybe the 110th Congress controlled by the party that is 'supposed' to be more sympathetic to the concerns of black people should consider passing an Endangered Black Males Act. Of course, then white males might complain that they are outnumbered in the world and thus more threatened than historically abused black men. Who knows how an EBM Act could protect black men from hate anyway? We just know that a world without black men would be a miserable world.
Monday, November 27, 2006
The Clean Air Act states that the EPA Administrator "shall by regulation prescribe...standards applicable to the emission of any air pollution from any class or classes ofnew motor vehicles or new motor vehicle engines, which in his judgment cause, or contribute to, air pollution, which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare."
The New York Times reporter writing about this issue is actually named Linda Greenhouse. Go figure.
Pictured at left is AAEA president Norris McDonald and two residents from Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fox 11 (Ken Moore), Los Angeles UPN 13 and Los Angeles NBC 4 (Conan Patrick Nolan) reporters and photographers are pictured above right.
Press Conference at the Malibu Pier
Saturday, November 18, 2006
The Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas facility is being proposed by BHP Billiton, which wants to locate the terminal 15 miles off the coast of Malibu. Opponents are trying to kill the project by complaining that the terminal fails to meet federal clean air requirements. Pierce Brosnan, Barbra Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Sting and Charlize Theron and other celebrities are protesting plans to build the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing a draft air pollution permit for BHP but is still reviewing public comments and will make a decision in 2007. The Malibu City Council passed a resolution opposing the project.
AAEA supports this project. Where are these celebrities when these projects are being proposed for minority neighborhoods. Nowhere to be found. It is a good project for the residents of California. We support a similar that is proposed to be located in the middle of Long Island Sound (Broadwater). We believe this project would provide a reliable source of low-polluting natural gas. Next the celebrities will be complaining that the project represents a disproportionate impact on rich, famous people and will be calling for environmental justice.BHP Billiton, an Australia-based company, has submitted an license application to construct a $800-million floating deep-water liquefied natural gas port terminal off the Ventura County coast. Public hearings by the Coast Guard and the California State Lands Commission will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to participate in the environmental review process, which will take into account economic, environmental, marine habitat and public safety issues.
Warner probably wants to give the GOP a more user-friendly face on global warming. Senator Inhofe is very aggressive in promoting his view that climate warming is not a problem but simply a normal cycle in atmospheric conditions. Senator Barbara Boxer, the new EP&W Chairwoman, will loudly promote a proactive climate change agenda all the way up to the 2008 presidential elections. The voting public is seriously concerned about global warming as long as they do not have to make any personal sacrifices to prevent it. Voting is much easier than giving up that SUV for a Prius.
Friday, November 17, 2006
In addition, Harvard announced reduced fees for students from families with incomesbetween $60,000 and $80,000. To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year visit Harvard's financial aid website.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Now what about pulling off a victory after losing his primary and being deserted by his party? Being deserted by his party comrades did not distract the Senate Fox. Now an Independent, he still threw his support behind those that deserted him to help the Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate. Connecticut might be in a precarious position in meeting its electricity needs, but they produced real power by reelecting Desert Fox Joe Lieberman. Go get'em Joe.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
He knew S.R. Sidarth, left, and knew his name but called him "macaca or whatever his name is." Allen then tried to lie his way out of his videotaped racism. The lame "I had no idea" excuse is old with victims of racism. Fortunately, the U.S. Senate has one less (sneaky) bigot.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Prior to joining Hitachi, Mr. Shearer was employed in the high-tech industry by Texas Instruments. Mr. Shearer holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and is a member of the Energy Council of Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Association.
Monday, November 13, 2006
The memorial will be located between the Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt memorials on the National Mall near the Potomac River facing the Tidal Basin. President Bush, former President Bill Clinton, The King Progeny, Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Walter Fauntroy, and many other dignitaries particupated in the event.
SOS To Oprah: If you ever see this, would you please take a better picture with Norris McDonald. Thanks. That shot is pretty desperate.
The asthma panel included an examination of the status of asthma in Hispanic communities across NY and Puerto Rico. The discussion included the physical and psychological impact of asthma and practical solutions that government and health care must address. Panelists also included Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY 7th), Sharon Carpenillo, Commissioner of NYS Office of Mental Health, among others and Mark J. Weinstein was the workshop coordinator. McDonald suggested that Puerto Rico could become the Japan of plug-in, fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles. Combined with nuclear power, the U.S. and Puerto Rico could go far in cleaning the air.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Even though Blacks expressed more frutration with being neglected by the Democratic Party, they refused to translate that frustration into votes for a Black running as a Republican. Former County Executive Wayne Curry and all five of the Black members of the current county council endorsed Michael Steele.
Black voters in the richest majority black county in the country voted party over race. Another of the nation's richest counties, Montgomery County, elected a black man, Ike Leggett, as its county executive. Massachusetts also elected a black governor, Deval Patrick. Although race still matters in the U.S., it does not seem to matter as much as it used to. Imagine that.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Senator Barack Obama is on the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, where Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will replace James Inhofe (R-OK) as chairman. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) will chair Senate Energy & Natural Resources. John Dingell (D-Mich) will chair the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Nick Rahall (DWV) will chair the House Resources Committee.
The CBC lost the Harold Ford (D-TN) seat. New CBC members include: Hank Johnson (D-GA), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Yvette Clark (D-NY). Johnson replaced Cynthia McKinney and Clark replaced Major Owens. With the loss of Ford and the gain of Clark, the total number of CBC members remains the same at 41. Keith Ellion is the nation's first Muslim member of Congress. (The Afro American Newspapers)
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The greens are using the Clean Air Act nonattainment status of the Washington Metropolitan Area as the excuse for the litigation. Although the Clean Air Act does call for banning new highway construction for nonattainment areas, the provision is rarely enforced by EPA or Congress. Moreover, highways do not cause air pollution, cars cause air pollution. This flawed 'stick' in the law should be modified or eliminated because it does not work. Nuclear power plants combined with fuel cell plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are real technological solutions to the air pollution and global warming problems. Litigating a dead horse will not help in winning any horse races. The environmental movement should move into the 21st Century.
Gates' Cascade invested almost $ 84 in Pacific Ethanol Inc earlier in 2006. (Wash Post)
Monday, November 06, 2006
Signs of global warming are the dramatic ice meltings in the Arctic and Greenland's ice mass. Japan, Spain and other Kyoto signatories have registered emissions increases since 1990. A recent British government study predicts the damage from unabated climate change will eventually cost between 5 percent and 20 percent of global gross domestic product each year. A U.N. Environment Program report issued at the conference concluded that Africa' vulnerability to climate change was "even more acute" than prviously estimated.
Friday, November 03, 2006
CMX can be used to complement other emissions offset programs. Our mission is to promote verifiable reductions in greenhouse and smog-forming gases. The service is open to everyone. It is a market-based system that will rely on the goodwill of the participants to conduct honest trades. The service is a dynamic portal that will serve as a gateway for innovative emissions reductions. CMX is one part of a global effort to reduce global climate change and smog in our cities.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
The Green Magazine, a golfing publication by Vision Media and Communications, LLC, has a goal of capturing a growing yet untapped market of affluent multicultural subscribers consisting primarily of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans. The cover stories focus on the lifestyles of accomplished personalities, well-known entertainers, sports celebrities, or leading business figures who share the readers' passion for golf. Sections include travel, business, finance, dining, and equipment highlights.
The Green Magazine represents the good life well lived by people of every color. They represent the move beyond the typical multicultural paradigm by uncompromisingly developing content and imagery that is reflective of the African-American, Hispanic and Asian markets. The editorial content unapologetically affirms the burgeoning presence of the affluent multicultural market and anticipates its growth. Their language sounds great. Bottom line: this is one of the most polished and graphically appealing magazines we have ever seen anywhere by anyone.