DICK GREGORY 2017 ~ 1hr+of humor,food for thought,wisdom & THE TRUTH


A pivotal moment ~ Vicky Wyatt, Greenpeace

We can’t let polluters invade, drill, and destroy communities!

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Protect human rights, health, and the environment.

Right now we face a massive expansion of the U.S. pipeline network. You know Trump fast-tracked Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines — those are just the beginning. Other oil and gas pipelines are in the works that could violate human rights and threaten to destroy the environment, wildlife, and people’s way of life. And these pipelines could dash our last hopes for a stable climate.

Stopping the construction of pipelines, and investing in clean energy, is our only option if we’re going to stop runaway climate change. Whether or not these pipelines are a direct threat to your community, more fossil fuel infrastructure is bad news for all of us. Please donate now to help Greenpeace fight back against tar sands pipelines and support all our programs to protect our climate and communities.

More pipelines mean more spills — and that means contaminated water sources, the loss of people’s land and livelihoods, and the suffering and death of wildlife. These dangerous pipelines are also in violation of Indigenous rights — taking the lands of tribal and First Nations and building pipelines without consent. We’re working on every front to defeat pipelines and keep fossil fuels in the ground, but we won’t get anywhere without you.

Give today to power the resistance and support all our work to protect the environment!

Here are just a few pipelines that are in the works:

    • The TransMountain pipeline is a tar sands oil pipeline headed towards the west coast of Canada. It would ship nearly 1 million barrels of the world’s dirtiest crude oil per day. The TransMountain cuts across Alberta and British Columbia, and would make the waters of the Pacific Northwest an oil tanker superhighway.


    • Spill-prone Enbridge just started construction on its Line 3 Replacement tar sands pipeline on both the Canadian and Wisconsin sides of Lake Superior.


  • The Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines would stretch from Marcellus Shale in West Virginia, bringing billions of cubic feet of natural gas through Virginia and (in the case of the Atlantic Coast pipeline) into North Carolina. In addition to the dangers of a natural gas explosion, a massive escalation in fracking and natural gas plants is a cost our climate can’t afford.

These are just a few of the battles we face against the fossil fuel industry’s attempts to invade, drill, and pollute our communities. Your support now will help us keep fighting on every front to protect people and the environment — pressuring big banks to defund pipeline projects, training activists in non-violent direct action, and bringing the truth about pipelines into the public eye through new reports. I hope we can count on you to stand with us and stand up for our communities and climate!

Thank you,

Vicky Wyatt
Greenpeace USA

P.S. Our rights, our water, our climate, the health of our communities and our whole planet are on the line. Please give now to support all of Greenpeace’s work in this pivotal moment

on this day 8/20 1964 – A $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

1741 – Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovered Alaska.

1862 – Horace Greeley’s “The Prayer of Twenty Millions” was published.

1866 – The National Labor Union in the U.S. advocated an eight-hour workday. 

1866 – It was formally declared by U.S. President Andrew Johnson that the American Civil War was over. The fighting had stopped months earlier.

1882 – Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.

1885 – “The Mikado”, by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City.

1914 – German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.

1918 – The British opened its Western Front offensive during World War I.

1923 – The first American dirigible, the “Shenandoah,” was launched in Lakehurst, NJ. The ship began its maiden voyage from the same location on September 4.

1939 – The National Bowling Association was founded in Detroit, MI. It was the first bowling association in the U.S. for African-Americans.

1940 – France fell to the Germans during World War II.

1945 – Tommy Brown (Brooklyn Dodgers) became the youngest player to hit a home run in a major league ball game. Brown was 17 years, 8 months and 14 days old.

1948 – Cleveland’s Indians and Chicago’s White Sox played at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland before a crowd of 78,382 people. It was the largest crowd to see a nighttime major-league baseball game to date.

1953 – It was announced by the Soviet Union that they had detonated a hydrogen bomb.

1955 – In Morocco and Algeria hundreds of people were killed in anti-French rioting.

1955 – Colonel Horace A. Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an altitude of 40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per hour in a Super Sabrejet.

1964 – A $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson

1967 – The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record’s subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.

1968 – The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” liberalization.

1977 – Voyager 2 was launched by the United States. The spacecraft was carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.

1985 – The original Xerox 914 copier was presented to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History. Chester Carlson was the man who invented the machine.

1991 – A rally of more that 100,000 people occurred outside the Russian parliament building to protest the coup that removed Gorbachev from power.

1997 – NATO troops seized six police stations in Banja Luka that had been held by troops controlled by former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic.

1998 – Canada’s Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede without the federal government’s consent.

1998 – U.S. military forces attacked a terrorist camp in Afghanistan and a chemical plant in Sudan. Both targets were chosen for cruise missile strikes due to their connection with Osama bin Laden.

1998 – The U.N. Security Council extended trade sanctions against Iraq for blocking arms inspections.

2010 – The last American combat brigade exited Iraq after more than seven years after the U.S.-led invasion began.