Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stop Ignoring the Impact of Coal Mining on Endangered Wildlife

I just used World Wildlife Fund's Conservation Action Network to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to stop ignoring the impacts of coal mining, including mountaintop removal, on our nation's threatened and endangered wildlife. I urge you to take action, too, at http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=209.

Coal mining is devastating Appalachia and harming endangered aquatic life. Widespread and increasing mountaintop removal mining -- a form of mining in which entire tops of mountains are removed and the debris is dumped in valleys and sometimes directly into streams -- is despoiling hundreds of miles of rivers and streams within the Southeast Rivers and Streams ecoregion, which World Wildlife Fund has identified as one of the richest, rarest and most biologically important eco-regions in the world.

A long-standing, overly general FWS "biological opinion" concluded that no coal mining operation anywhere in the United States would ever jeopardize threatened or endangered species listed then or in the future. FWS concluded that the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act provided sufficient protection for all listed species. As a result, neither FWS, nor the agency that regulates surface mining, nor mine operators are required to assess or avoid the impacts of mining on protected species. However, despite the surface mining law, damaging coal mining is continuing and Appalachia's rivers and aquatic creatures are suffering.

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Please tell the Fish and Wildlife Service to rewrite the failed biological opinion that allows coal mining to harm endangered species. Go to http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=209 to take action.

Your letter will bolster the efforts of local conservation organizations working to protect the region's waters and wildlife. These groups recently filed a legal petition calling on the FWS to revoke the biological opinion.

Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to take action also. Thanks!
To take action on this issue, click on the link below:
https://secure2.convio.net/wwf/site/Advocacy?s_oo=EMTImFQMVb9UmkEEHuSIww..&id=209
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Frostie Dancing To Shake Your Tail Feather!

I have no real reason to post this to my blog, other than, I love this video! This bird just cracked me up! I love his dancing, so I wanted him on my blog!




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Do you have any funny bird videos? I'm thinking about maybe having some kind of video contest. I'll have to plan it out and then I'll post it here and maybe on www.Youtube.com/mrsbigbird
So, look for a post for a contest, coming soon! I'll have to figure out a prize and maybe some categories.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Free Software Everyday!

I just stumbled upon a site today(http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/) that gives away free software downloads daily. Everyday they offer FREE Licensed software that you otherwise would have to buy. There are a lot of companies that offer FREE TRIAL Software but this is 100% totally free software. That means - not a trial, not a limited version - but a registered and legal version of the software will be free for their website visitors.

The catch is that the software that is offered for the day is just for that day! You have to download the software and activate on the same day for it to be free. Usually you have twenty four (24) hours to get the software available for the day. The download link will remain on the web-site for the agreed period of time, together with the review of the software product and the information about other products from the software publisher presenting the giveaway title.

The free software will be 100% functional and without limitations, accept those provided in the Terms and Conditions of the Software providers agreement.

You can subscribe to Giveaway of the Day's free newsletter to keep up with what each days giveaway will be. They also have a Ticker you can place on your website or blog so you'll always know what the current giveaway is.

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From the Website:

How can I win with Giveaway of the day?

1. You will get to know new software, for free!
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For you gamers there is also http://game.giveawayoftheday.com It's pretty much the same concept of Giveaway of the day accept that everyday there will be game software to download.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What will you watch today?

I just found this awesome new website where you can watch hundreds of movies and TV shows. I've been checking out some shows and I have to say that I cannot believe how clear the picture is, there is no pausing, skipping or freezing. The show or movie is buffered before it starts so there is no sitting and waiting. Graboid delivers only working links, in high quality, at download speeds you can only dream of when using Torrents or peer to peer services. And of course you can just stream and watch instead of downloading.

I think this is a great idea for people who travel with their laptops, bored kids on a road trip, and well basically anyone who wants to watch TV while away from their TV!

Click here to check out Graboid for yourself
Graboid - Free TV and Movies


FROM GRABOID:

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When you enter Graboid, you will automatically see the most popular videos according to our users. You will have immediate access to over 150,000 movies and tv episodes. Browse our extensive collection to find videos that interest you. You can instantly watch movies online or download movies to watch later.

Watch your favorite TV shows with little to no waiting time for video playback using our streaming technology, or download TV episodes and watch them later, back to back. You can watch your favorite videos, manage your account and participate in the discussions in our forums with Graboid Video.

So with over 150,000 Movies and TV shows, what will you watch today?