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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Time Event
1:53a
Silly Stuff
5 Signs My Boyfriend Might Be Ready For Burning Man:

* el wire and cold cathodes are his two best friends.

* He knows "mutation" is spelled with a "y"

* He's ordered surface mount LED's for the sole purpose of attaching them to pants

* He's excited because his faux fur swatches finally arrived in the mail.

* My last words to him before retiring for the night are, "I'm going to bed. Don't inhale the fumes."

Current Mood: giggly
8:23a
Some of you may have already seen this, if so I apologize, but it's short so I'm not going to lj-cut it.

Can we please be smart enough not to build a fucking coal mine in the Black Rock Desert? I don't know how effective petitions are anymore, but it only takes 15 seconds to sign this thing and it won't hurt.

http://www.nevadacleanenergy.org/takeaction.html

Here is a list of how it would effect the area:

The plant will release more than 50 dangerous pollutants, including arsenic, lead and mercury, into the air we breathe.

The power generated will be exported to Southern California, where the law prohibits this type of plant to be built.

Coal-fired plants are the nation's largest source of mercury pollution, known to affect children's learning abilities even with exposure to small amounts.

Clean alternatives are available that would cost the same and produce the same quantity of electricity.

The plant will consume 14.2 millions of gallons of scarce desert ground water every day—over 5 billion gallons a year—diverting water from plants and drinking holes relied upon by deer, elk and wild horses.

At more than twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, the plant's
650-foot tall smoke stack will tower over the desert landscape.

The plant's coal burner emissions would be equivalent to adding about two million cars to the roadways.

During the five years of power plant construction, an estimated 100-200 trucks and 800 workers will congest normally quiet roadways daily.

cross-posted to my own journal
3:53p
Help for a friend....
As many of you probably already know, Jewelz (aka Julia A. Cody, my former boss with the Department of Mutant Vehicles) is currently undergoing chemotherapy in her fight against breast cancer. The drugs take their toll not just in cancer cells, but also in energy. Jewelz would benefit greatly from having a laptop that she could use from bed, to stay in touch with her Lush coworkers and her extensive fan-base, and to keep her blog up to date.

onetruegrits

If any of you can spare a few bux, please send a donation to toastia (at) batnet (dot) com THIS WEEK. The goal is $1500. By May 15th, we hope to convert your generous donations into a new Apple laptop with enough RAM and HD, and a wireless card to get Jewelz the bandwidth she needs in the place where she needs it.

Current Mood: hopeful

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