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Lost – Season 4 February 10, 2008

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Much awaiting 4th season of LOST is here. Watch the continues survival challenge of the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors in the mysterious island. Composed of more than forty people who have been stranded on a remote island in the South Pacific after their airplane crashed ninety-three days prior to the beginning of the season. They are assailed by a group of dangerous island inhabitants they call the “Others” and attempt to escape the mysterious island. Episodes will continue to feature secondary storylines showing points in characters’ lives before and after their time on the island. One of the most expensive TV Show in the entertainment industry. The show is primarily filmed in Hawaii with post-production in Los Angeles.

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Artist Marching On Global Warming Issues February 23, 2007

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INCUBUS

  • Location: 90494
  • Marching Since: September 13, 2005

We’d like to use this opportunity to raise awareness for issues related to global warming. We all take advantage of the great natural resources the earth gives us and we have no desire to see its shores and communities flooded. Join us in the virtual march to Washington and help raise awareness about this critical issue. Get involved and take an active interest by signing up, telling a friend and getting educated! One person working diligently alone can do wonders, but many people working harmoniously together can accomplish worlds. Thank you.

 

 

 

Guster

  • Location: 04101
  • Marching Since: October 16, 2006

Things we once considered “alternative” are now viable options we each can make. The power of consumers “voting with dollars” cannot be underestimated. Making the smallest adjustments in our buying patterns could have huge cumulative effects–even if it’s something as small as buying a non-petroleum based lip balm. For Guster, we’ve started by filling our tour bus with biodiesel, offsetting each show with renewable energy, and requesting organic food and recycling backstage. We know that this is just the beginning of what we can do to lessen our impact and are trying to increase our efforts each time we tour, while recognizing it’s not an “all or nothing” proposition. In a 2006 MTV/CBS News Poll of 13-24 year olds, they cited the environment as the most important problem their generation will have to deal with. 81% of young people in the same poll said that steps need to be taken right away to stop Global Warming. We’re marching because we are aware of our unique relationship with our fans, and hope to turn them on to ways they can make a difference. Through the environmental non profit, REVERB (founded by Guster guitarist Adam Gardner and his wife Lauren Sullivan), we’re continuing to not only green our tours but also educate and activate our fans to join us in the fight against Global Warming. Guster and Reverb launched the first annual “Campus Consciousness Tour” in spring 2006 — a national tour of colleges and universities combining music, environmental awareness, and community service. Bringing together local and national non-profits, campus organizations, students, administrators and green business leaders in a fun, interactive atmosphere, this tour’s aim is to educate and energize young people to better their personal, community, and global health.

 

Jon Bon Jovi

  • Location: NY – 10012
  • Marching Since: August 21, 2006

I’m like anyone else. As the father of four young children, the more I learned about the issue of Global Warming, the more I educated myself, the more I was driven to make whatever difference I could. At home, the family SUV was traded in for a Hybrid. At work, Bon Jovi are addressing how we can tour in the future and leave a smaller carbon footprint behind. On tour this summer, educational materials will be a part of the concert experience. And we’re making a donation of monies into offset programs (including Native Energy) to help compensate for the carbon footprint our tour left behind. This is not a political issue, it doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you’re on. This is a moral issue. Each of us are obligated to do what we can to be part of the solution. And it’s easy. Shut the lights off when you leave the room; lower the air conditioning; buy energy efficient appliances; make your next car a hybrid. Every little bit helps.

 

Sheryl Crow

  • Location: CA – 90046
  • Marching Since: December 12, 2006

We live on a beautiful planet, but the state of its health will be the deciding factor in our own health and longevity. We seem to forget that the earth is a living organism and that when it dies, we die. As we watch our climate change radically, it is imperative that we change the way we treat our planet.

 

 

 

Barenaked Ladies

  • Location: ON –
  • Marching Since: February 5, 2007

We’ve had a great time greening our tour; from using biodiesel in our trucks and buses to making sure there’s recycling backstage, as well as more re-useable cups, plates and cutlery. But the most rewarding part of this whole thing has been the response from our fans. During our fall tour, our American fans offset over 1,000,000 miles of driving through carbon offsets, via our Barenaked Planet stickers. We’re continuing our travels across Canada this winter, and we’ll see if we Canucks are as green as we say we are! We’re excited to be adding our voices to the Stop Global Warming Virtual March and invite you join too!

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World History of Christmas December 19, 2006

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The word ‘Christmas’ comes from Cristes maesse, an English phrase that means Mass of Christ.

The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals (parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back to the early Mesopotamians.

 

Many of these traditions began with the Mesopotamian celebration of New Years. The Mesopotamians believed in many gods, and as their chief god – Marduk. Each year as winter arrived it was believed that Marduk would do battle with the monsters of chaos. To assist Marduk in his struggle the Mesopotamians held a festival for the New Year. This was Zagmuk, the New Year’s festival that lasted for 12 days.

 

The Mesopotamian king would return to the temple of Marduk and swear his faithfulness to the god. The traditions called for the king to die at the end of the year and to return with Marduk to battle at his side.

 

To spare their king, the Mesopotamians used the idea of a “mock” king. A criminal was chosen and dressed in royal clothes. He was given all the respect and privileges of a real king. At the end of the celebration the “mock” king was stripped of the royal clothes and slain, sparing the life of the real king.

 

The Persians and the Babylonians celebrated a similar festival called the Sacaea. Part of that celebration included the exchanging of places, the slaves would become the masters and the masters were to obey.

 

Early Europeans believed in evil spirits, witches, ghosts and trolls. As the Winter Solstice approached, with its long cold nights and short days, many people feared the sun would not return. Special rituals and celebrations were held to welcome back the sun.

 

In Scandinavia during the winter months the sun would disappear for many days. After thirty-five days scouts would be sent to the mountain tops to look for the return of the sun. When the first light was seen the scouts would return with the good news. A great festival would be held, called the Yuletide, and a special feast would be served around a fire burning with the Yule log. Great bonfires would also be lit to celebrate the return of the sun. In some areas people would tie apples to branches of trees to remind themselves that spring and summer would return.

 

The ancient Greeks held a festival similar to that of the Zagmuk/Sacaea festivals to assist their god Kronos who would battle the god Zeus and his Titans.

 

The Roman’s celebrated their god Saturn. Their festival was called Saturnalia which began the middle of December and ended January 1st. With cries of “Jo Saturnalia!” the celebration would include masquerades in the streets, big festive meals, visiting friends, and the exchange of good-luck gifts called Strenae (lucky fruits).

 

The Romans decked their halls with garlands of laurel and green trees lit with candles. Again the masters and slaves would exchange places.

 

“Jo Saturnalia!” was a fun and festive time for the Romans, but the Christians though it an abomination to honor the pagan god. The early Christians wanted to keep the birthday of their Christ child a solemn and religious holiday, not one of cheer and merriment as was the pagan Saturnalia.

 

But as Christianity spread they were alarmed by the continuing celebration of pagan customs and Saturnalia among their converts. At first the Church forbid this kind of celebration. But it was to no avail. Eventually it was decided that the celebration would be tamed and made into a celebration fit for the Christian Son of God.

 

Some legends claim that the Christian “Christmas” celebration was invented to compete against the pagan celebrations of December. The 25th was not only sacred to the Romans but also the Persians whose religion Mithraism was one of Christianity’s main rivals at that time. The Church eventually was successful in taking the merriment, lights, and gifts from the Saturanilia festival and bringing them to the celebration of Christmas.

 

The exact day of the Christ child’s birth has never been pinpointed. Traditions say that it has been celebrated since the year 98 AD. In 137 AD the Bishop of Rome ordered the birthday of the Christ Child celebrated as a solemn feast. In 350 AD another Bishop of Rome, Julius I, choose December 25th as the observance of Christmas.


In the late 300’s, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. By 1100, Christmas had become the most important religious festival in Europe, and Saint Nicholas was a symbol of gift giving in many European countries. During the 1400’s and 1500’s, many artists painted scenes of the Nativity, the birth of Jesus. An example of these works appears in the Jesus Christ article in the print version of The World Book Encyclopedia.

 

The popularity of Christmas grew until the Reformation, a religious movement of the 1500’s. This movement gave birth to Protestantism. During the Reformation, many Christians began to consider Christmas a pagan celebration because it included nonreligious customs. During the 1600’s, because of these feelings, Christmas was outlawed in England and in parts of the English colonies in America. The old customs of feasting and decorating, however, soon reappeared and blended with the more Christian aspects of the celebration.

 

THE PENCIL PARABLE December 14, 2006

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In the beginning, the Pencil Maker spoke to the pencil saying,

“There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and you will become the best pencil you can be.”

You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone’s hand.

You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but this is required if you are to become a better pencil.

You have the ability to correct any mistakes you might make.

The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.

No matter what the condition, you must continue to write. You must always leave a clear, legible mark no matter how difficult the situation.

The pencil understood, promising to remember, and went into the box fully understanding its Maker’s purpose.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you; always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.

“House of Israel, can I not do to you what this potter does? Yes, like clay in the potter’s hand, so you are in mine, House of Israel” Jeremiah 18:6

You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.

You will be able to correct mistakes you might make through them.

Above all we need to be taught more affection for the infirmities of life…Both artist and lover know that perfection is not lovable. It is the clumsiness of a fault that makes a person lovable….This is the common theme in the folklore of Arabian Nights: where you stumble and fall, there you find the gold. J. Campbell.

The most important part of you will always be your sense of self-worth, your dignity and your growth to integrity.

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

On every surface you walk, you must leave your mark, make a difference. No matter what the situation, you are called to be true to who you are – a free and responsible being.

You don’t have to be famous to live a heroic life. All that’s
required is having a goal bigger than you are. Who you are has a fuller meaning when you discover the more of life.

Everyone is like a pencil…
created by the Maker for a unique and special purpose. By understanding and remembering, let us proceed with our life on this earth having a meaningful purpose in our heart relationship with God daily.

 

Climate Change December 5, 2006

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EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS:
A climate of tragedy in the Philippines

Manila, 2 December 2006-Greenpeace today lamented the loss of lives and the extensive devastation wreaked by super-typhoon Reming (international code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbance to hit the country is a portent of more violent weather events that countries around the world are likely to experience in the future as a consequence of climate change. “The tragic loss of lives and the massive destruction of properties brought about by the super-typhoon deserves immediate attention and sympathy from the international community. It should also serve as a wake-up call about the need for governments to find ways to avert or mitigate the catastrophic impacts of extreme weather events which scientists predict could become more severe because of climate change. We are calling on governments worldwide to act decisively and urgently on climate change because it is poor countries like the Philippineszwho bear much of the brunt from such climate impacts,” said Abigail Jabines, Climate and Energy campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia.

Reming is the latest in the series of deadly and destructive tropical cyclones to ravage the Philippines in recent years. The typhoon brought 466 millimeters of rainfall, the highest in 40 years. Reming is also the third super-typhoon this year–a first in Philippine history–and the fourth major typhoon in as many months. Typhoon Milenyo (international code name Xangsane), struck the country in September, causing more than P3 billion in damages and leaving more than a hundred casualties. Super-typhoons, Paeng (Cimaron) and Queenie (Chebi) followed in October and November, both adding millions of pesos more to the damages already wrought by Milenyo. Reming´s current death toll is at 388, and the extensive damages it brought to Marinduque, Mindoro and the Bicol region have yet to be fully accounted. Scientists say that as global temperatures rise, the intensity of extreme weather events is likely to increase, and it is possible that in the future the impact of these events will become even greater.

Research by Dr. Leoncio Amadore, one of the Philippines´ foremost meteorologists, showed that the Philippine archipelago has already suffered severely from extreme weather events. His report “Crisis or Opportunity: Climate Change Impacts and the Philippines” ,a indicates that from 1975 to 2002, intensifying tropical cyclones caused an annual average of 593 deaths and damage to property of 4.5 billion pesos (around US$ 83 million), including damage to agriculture of 3 billion pesos (around US$ 55 million).

“The combination of strong typhoons, excessive precipitation and landslides has caused a great deal of death and destruction in the Philippines. If we do not act urgently, climate change will further intensify the severity of extreme weather events,” said Amadore.

Greenpeace is urging governments in the region to use the upcoming 12th ASEAN Summit as a platform to secure critical agreements on urgent measures to mitigate the impacts of climate change across the region. Examples of such measures include the massive shift away from dirty fossil-fuel based energy sources and towards renewable energy systems and the setting of legally-binding targets for drastic reductions of greenhouse gas emissions around the world.

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems to force solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Abigail Jabines, Climate and Energy Campaigner, +63 917 886 4767
Lea Guerrero, Media Campaigner, +63 2 434 7034 loc 104, +63 916 374 4969

A doorway lies half buried in mud after Typhoon Reming triggered a landslide on the slopes of Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines, 340 kilometers southeast of Manila. Greenpeace lamented the loss of lives and extensive devastation wrought by supertyphoon Reming (International code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbace to hit the country is a portent of more violent weather events that countries around the world are likely to experience in the future as a consequence of climate change.

A truck tries to pass through a road that collapsed into a river after strong winds and rain from Typhoon Reming battered Legazpi in Albay, Philippines, 340 kilometers southeast of Manila. Greenpeace lamented the loss of lives and extensive devastation wrought by supertyphoon Reming (International code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbace to hit the country is a portent of more violent weather events that countries around the world are likely to experience in the future as a consequence of climate change.

Part of a bridge has been swept into a river after strong winds and rain from Typhoon Reming battered Legazpi in Albay, Philippines, 340 kilometers southeast of Manila. Greenpeace lamented the loss of lives and extensive devastation wrought by supertyphoon Reming (International code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbace to hit the country is a portent of more violent weather events that countries around the world are likely to experience in the future as a consequence of climate change.

A man takes stock of his remaining belongings after Typhoon Reming triggered a landslide on the slopes of Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines, 340 kilometers southeast of Manila. Greenpeace lamented the loss of lives and extensive devastation wrought by supertyphoon Reming (International code name Durian) in parts of the Philippines, stressing that the latest extreme weather disturbace to hit the country is a portent of more violent weather events that countries around the world are likely to experience in the future as a consequence of climate change.

 

LOST – SEASON 3 October 27, 2006

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lost

Uncover the hidden mysteries of LOST

WATCH LOST SEASON 3

Jack, Kate and Sawyer open the season in captivity, as prisoners of The Others. Just who these “Others” are and what they want are primary questions Season Three will explore. Michael Emerson joins the cast as a regular in his ongoing role as Henry Gale. Romance looms on the horizon as Jack’s interests veer towards a mysterious new woman, whose motives may be questionable. Sun and Jin will continue to celebrate their pregnancy – but is the child really Jin’s? Will the survivors heed Hurley’s warning or will they journey across the island in an attempt to free Jack, Kate and Sawyer? Charlie will attempt to return into the good graces of Claire and her baby, Aaron, but can he be trusted to stay clean and sober? The fates of Locke, Desmond and Mr. Eko in the aftermath of the implosion of the hatch are answered. Will Penelope Widmore find the island and her long, lost love, Desmond, and can the survivors find a way to interact with the outside world?