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Bolivia’s World Climate Change Conference

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Above: Bolivian Vice President, Alvaro Garcia Linera (L), Bolivian President Evo Morales (2-L), his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez (C) and Nicaraguan commander Tomas Borges (R) participate in a World Climate Change Conference at the Feliz Capriles stadium in Cochabamba, Bolivia on April 22, 2010. April 22 marks the 40th Earth Day, which urges local action and increased awareness to understand and respect the environment.

Seems like many of the voices locked out of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference found a voice here and I applaud the formation of a separate conference. All the attention and all the protests, though well intentioned, in Copenhagen reinforced the idea that change would come from those invited and allowed to be heard at that conference. I simply don’t believe in that.

If we have to wait for large, wealthy nation’s to act in everyone’s interest or save our lives we’ll be waiting a long time. And so will our grandchildren, if the world is still inhabitable by humans by the time anyone young now has grandkids. It’s good to know there are many that don’t want to take the Copenhagen concessions and tricknology as our only options.

Here’s some footage from the excellent coverage Democracy Now! did. Continue reading

Venezuelan Leader Chávez Claims USA Caused Haiti Earthquake


Let me start by saying I have heard this theory before following this earthquake.

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez, long critical of the United States and its policies claims that the US the earthquake that has devastated Haiti was caused by a secret tectonic weapon that was being tested by the US Navy.

The weapon claims Chávez was intended to be used to eventually destroy Iran and invade and occupy Haiti.

He is quoted by Spanish newspaper ABC as saying the earthquake

may be associated with the project called HAARP, a system that can generate violent and unexpected changes in climate.”

H.A.A.R.P.: Live from Wembley is a live album and video by English alternative rock band Muse, released on March 17, 2008 in the United Kingdom and April 1, 2008 in the United States. I doubt Chávez is a Muse fan but that album was pretty damn good.

The HAARP Chávez is talking about is the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program located in the wilderness of Alaska in a place called Gakona.

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is Continue reading