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RE: [greenyes] RE: PEER Press Release


Why did you Only ask for Liberal view points to be
left off, Steve? GOP does not spell GOD
--- Steve Swaim <sswaim@no.address> wrote:

> Let's please leave the liberal political views out
> of this list serve.
>
> Steven W. Swaim
> Recycling Coordinator
> Davidson County, NC
> Ph: (336) 242-2856
> Fax: (336) 242-2172
> Mobile: (336) 240-0295
> email: sswaim@no.address
>
> "Good enough never is"
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Bloom [mailto:spbloom@no.address]
> Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 12:44 PM
> To: _greenyes
> Subject: RE: [greenyes] RE: PEER Press Release
>
> Unfortunately, Bush and a lot of his supporters are
> confirmed
> Millenialists who see
> exploiting the Earth prior to the anticipated return
> of that Jewish
> preacher (who as such
> still wouldn't be eligible for membership in certain
> private social
> institutions run by
> members of the Bush "base") as their God-given duty.
> Long-term
> environmental concerns are
> just not a problem for these people.
> I'm reminded of a joke (?) I heard a few days ago
> that Bush's
> favorite song is "Nearer My
> God to Thee." That in turn puts me in mind of a
> bumper sticker my
> partner recently put on
> her car that reads "Where are we going, and why am I
> in this hand
> basket?"
> -- Steve Bloom
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: D Hughes [mailto:djhughes@no.address]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 9:23 PM
> > To: DONNAWAY Jay; greenyes@no.address
> > Subject: Re: [greenyes] RE: PEER Press Release
> >
> >
> > I thought that part of the National Park Services'
> mission is to
> educate
> > the public. Having
> > a book at the Grand Canyon gift shop claiming the
> Grand Canyon was
> created
> > by Noah's
> > flood hardly fills this mission, although I find
> it more of an
> > embarrassment than anything
> > else. The choice is yours to buy it or not. What
> is far more
> disturbing
> > is the placement of these bronze plaques bearing
> Psalms verses at
> scenic
> > overlooks. This is clearly a case of the Federal
> government
> advocating for
> > a particular religion. Can you imagine the
> reaction if verses from
> the
> > Quaran were installed? Shall we install some
> Buddhist shrines as
> well?
> > Let God's handiwork speak for itself.
> > amen.
> > Don Hughes
> >
> >
> > At 12:16 PM 10/25/2004, DONNAWAY Jay wrote:
> >
> > >Since when does stocking the gift shop shelves
> with a particular
> product
> > >amount to Federal advocacy? If it does, I would
> expect the
> > >environmental community to be more concerned
> about toxic toy
> > >pterodactyls pumped full of plasticizers than the
> offering of a
> single
> > >book that by it's very title, professes to offer
> an alternative view.
> > >What's next, oh defenders of Liberty, book
> burning in the name of
> green
> > >energy?
> > >
> > >Jay Donnaway
> > >
> >
>
>-----------------------------------------------------------------------
> -
> >
> >---------------------------------------------------
> > >Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:54:10 -0500
> > >To: "GreenYes" <greenyes@no.address>
> > >From: "Peter Anderson"
> <anderson@no.address>
> > >Subject: Administration's Science Position
> > >Message-ID:
> <007101c4ba14$52a761b0$6bcfaf42@no.address>
> > >
> > >Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
> > >
> > >Press Release
> > >
> > >For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 13,
> 2004
> > >Contact: Chas Offutt (202) 265-7337
> > >
> > >PARK SERVICE STICKS WITH BIBLICAL EXPLANATION FOR
> GRAND CANYON
> Promised
> > >Legal Review on Creationist Book Is Shelved
> > >
> > >Washington, DC - The Bush Administration has
> decided that it will
> stand
> > >by
> > >its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon
> was created by
> Noah's
> > >flood rather than by geologic forces, according
> to internal documents
> > >released today by Public Employees for
> Environmental Responsibility
> > >(PEER).
> > >
> > >Despite telling members of Congress and the
> public that the legality
> and
> > >
> > >appropriateness of the National Park Service
> offering a creationist
> book
> > >for
> > >sale at Grand Canyon museums and bookstores was
> "under review at the
> > >national level by several offices," no such
> review took place,
> according
> > >to
> > >materials obtained by PEER under the Freedom of
> Information Act.
> > >Instead,
> > >the real agency position was expressed by NPS
> spokesperson Elaine
> Sevy
> > >as
> > >quoted in the Baptist Press News:
> > >
> > > "Now that the book has become quite popular,
> we don't want to
> remove
> > >it."
> > >
> > >In August of 2003, Grand Canyon National Park
> Superintendent Joe
> Alston
> > >attempted to block the sale of Grand Canyon: A
> Different View, by Tom
> > >Vail,
> > >a book explaining how the park's central feature
> developed on a
> biblical
> > >
> > >rather than an evolutionary time scale. NPS
> Headquarters, however,
> > >intervened and overruled Alston. To quiet the
> resulting furor, NPS
> Chief
> > >of
> > >Communications David Barna told reporters that
> there would be a
> > >high-level
> > >policy review, distributing talking points
> stating: "We hope to have
> a
> > >final
> > >decision in February [2004]." In fact, the
> promised review never
> > >occurred -
> > >
> > > a.. In late February, Barna crafted a draft
> letter to concerned
> > >members of
> > >Congress stating: "We hope to have a final
> decision
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