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Perserve the Wetlands [May. 27th, 2004|04:15 pm]
Wetlands are some of the most endangered environments on the planent today, and our fine state of Mississippi just happens to the the site of much of the natural wetlands environment. Salt marshes such as the ones seen on the way to New Orleans and along the Alabama coast once florished on our own coast until the 1930s, when the wetlands protecting the coast were destoryed and unnatural sandy beach made from imported sand replaced it, which cost costal residents millions of dollars to maintain.
Futhermore, since the introduction of legal gambling to our state, the Army Corps of engineers have carelessly distrubted permits for casion building on the already fragile and damage coastal habitats of the area. For more info on that click here

Among some of the newer projects to be given the go a head include the Circus Casino which intends to plow down 83 acres of forest land and wetlands in place of a new resort in north shore of St. Louis bay in Harrison county.
There are sevearl other projects that threaten the wetlands of MS, which you can view in the document above. I feel that concerned students of MS need get together and write our local senators reguarding this matter, and look further into when these projects intend to happen, so we could set up protests in the area.
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Environmental Action: Roadless Rule [May. 27th, 2004|04:05 pm]
Bush Puts Roadless Rule on a New Destructive Path
The Bush administration's recent decision, spearheaded by timber industry veteran Mark Rey, to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule proves that our government is failing to protect our public lands. In 2001, the Roadless Rule, was signed to protect the last remaining pristine areas of the national forests from further roadbuilding. By opening the Tongass to more roads, the Bush administration is also opening America's rainforest to further exploitation by large-scale industrial logging companies.

Please send Mr. President your view via the Green peace action network By clikcing on the link below

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Running into a problem [May. 27th, 2004|11:21 am]

I should have anticipated this..well, I've written a letter to the Clarion Ledger and one to the Picyaune Item. Perhaps they're too long, but I kept them down a lot. Seems my writing isn't fit for an editorial page thus far. any ideas?
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(no subject) [May. 26th, 2004|07:28 am]

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new community, trying to get liberals and conservatives to join in on discussion, debate, with the use of political art. Click the image to link. Spread the word.
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Is the MS Media Watch dealing with letters to the editor? [May. 26th, 2004|12:03 am]

If so, then check this: Somebody decided to write a letter to the Clarion Ledger comparing our media, and the Democrats in general, to the German propaganda machine in a very subtle (not really) jab. Check it out.

Any responses? I'm already thinking of one right now.

If we're not dealing with letters to the editor, though, then this can be deleted.
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Dr. Watson: Christianity and Science [May. 25th, 2004|03:59 pm]

Dr. Watson is a fundamentalist that writes in the Picayune Item, always talking about the traditional family and other things along those lines. I've read him with disdain for year. Today, I write back. You can read his letter about how Christianity created science behind the LJ Cut (or at the link below), and (also in the LJ Cut) read my response. I possibly should have waited for him to write something more contriversial, racits, mysogenist..give him a few days. But I have some free time today, so I went for it.I really like being a sociologist.

Dr. Watson's Idea

His Text and My ReplyCollapse )
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Letter Action: The Gopher Tortoise [May. 21st, 2004|09:44 am]
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How you can help save the Gopher Tortoise
Links to write Letters:
MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Thomas H. Eason, Chief
Bureau of Wildlife Diversity Conservation
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Fl. 32399-1600

See first page for more contact information.
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Enviornmental concerns in MS [May. 21st, 2004|09:29 am]
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In addition to social and political concerns in MS, I would also invite community members to keep on a look out for environmental concerns in the surrounding area, especially concerning our most endangered native habitat: Mississippi Wetlands.
Here are a few links to Environmental concerns in MS and surrounding areas.
Cell Phone tower construction threatens Wet lands, because we need tumors in our brains more than we need natural wetlands apparently
Mississippi's own Endangered Giant: the Gopher Tortoise
Keep on a look out for other ecological concerns in MS.
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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2004|06:16 pm]

Letter to Student Printz on Bigotry April 16, 2003Collapse )
I realize the community currently looks like a Michael Collection. I invite anyone else to PLEASE do the same as this community can serve as an archive and guide others who may wish to letter-write.
I found this particular copy of this letter on the website:
I didn't give them permission to use it on their site, but I think it's kinda cool that they did. :)
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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2004|06:10 pm]

Letter to the Student Printz about Wesbourough Baptist Church, September 11, 2003.Collapse )
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