California Nuclear Survey

ROSE is taking a Nuclear Survey to help develop a action strategy for California’s nuclear waste. We are looking for a simple yes or no answer. Please respond by leaving a comment below. Thank you very much for taking the survey.
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1. Do you believe California should stop making nuclear waste as soon as possible?
2. Do you believe California’s nuclear waste should remain where it is for the next 300 years?
3. Do you believe the Federal Government and the DOE should keep the promise they made to remove nuclear waste from power plants?
4. Would you lobby the state of California’s elected officials and Gov Brown by one of these methods, email, phone, or direct personal visit to Sacramento about California’s nuclear waste?
5. Do you believe it would be helpful for the state of California to get involved in the nuclear waste issue and lobby the Federal Government to solve the amounting nuclear waste problems in the country?
6. Would you like your local Environmental groups to lobby Gov Brown and state officials to take a stand to help make California safe from nuclear waste?
7. Do you believe it is time for the the Federal Government, the nuclear industry and environmentalists should work together to find the solutions to the nuclear waste problem?
8. Should we do nothing about nuclear waste or just keep kicking these nuclear canisters down the road for future generations to deal with?

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Let’s get organized across the country!

ACTION ALERT:
For California I am suggesting a team be formed to lobby Gov Brown and Ken Alex and the California legislators to form a “California Nuclear Waste Oversight Committee” to work on interim storage nuclear waste concepts for our state, (not under the office of the CPUC), to effectively lobby the DOE, DOJ and our Federal senators and representatives. This California committee should have equal parts anti nuclear activists and pro nuclear experts. We need the state of California to get involved and pay attention to the mounting nuclear waste in our state, and we need their support in dealing with the federal government. This, of course, is just a starting point this conversation. ROSE will be calling local meetings soon on this topic.

ROSE is encouraging environmental activists to organize citizens to visit all of our state and federal elected officials to demand they take action on our critical nuclear waste issues of our time “what and where to put America’s growing stockpiles of waste?” Many of us working on this think that now is the time for a big push and I agree. With 14 nuke plants decommissioning and more to come soon we cannot wait any longer for strong action to be taken. Let’s get organized across the country!

We all know that in the beginning of the nuclear madness, it was promised that in 40 years the solution to nuclear waste would be figured out by the time it was needed. We all know this did not come true, it has not been figured out! We also know that it is no longer satisfactory to let our elected officials keep kicking this nuclear canister down the road. We must demand action from them and the nuclear industry to find the solutions that are needed. Our generation of activists cannot be the one that lets this inaction continue for another 40 years! Yes, of course,I know we have been working for years, but few have been listening to us, but now the “times they are a changing.” More people are now listening to us.

Listen to former chairperson of the NRC, Allison MacFarlane’s talk at the June 22nd CEP meeting. This nuclear waste information is very important if you want get the DOE and the government moving on the waste issue. Video 1, start the video at 1:55:30 to hear the entire talk at: http://www.songscommunity.com/cep-events/062216_event.asp

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World Peace Dance for the Peoples of the 4 Directions

Walking in Good
It is time that all people of good heart work together to build a world that works for everyone. No matter your race, creed or religious, political, or sexual preference, we must start to work together. When this happens the world looks to me to be more inclusive and compassionate in all aspects of life. It is time to find the common thread that holds us together to do the right things for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. We are all members of the worldwide human race, we are all part of the earth, each one a strand in the web of life. Our actions have a dramatic impact on our peace as individuals and world peace. We are responsible for the air, water, soil, and every other living organism on earth. The decisions we make on a daily basis determine if there will be peace, harmony and justice for all living beings or if we continue down a path which leads to war, injustice and destruction of the earth.

Questions we need to consider:
What are the common threads that hold all life together on our planet?
Is All Life Sacred?
Do we all have basic needs for peace, food, shelter, clothing, love, opportunity to grow, and education?
A sense of belonging, purpose in life?
The global economic system is changing our world. Is there a place for everyone to thrive in this new system?
Should it be fair for everyone in the world, or just the rich?
Who is it creating winners and losers in this system?
Is this outdated system effective for the modern era?
What is a world system we think would be fair and work for the good of all?
Are spiritual and Humanistic principles guiding economic policy?
Can and will we describe a principle of fairness and equality for the rights of all living things?
Do Bears and Eagles and other animals have as much right to clean air, water, and food as human beings do?
Can the people of the world and the world itself afford to leave these answers in the hands of a few political and spiritual leaders, or will it take more minds and hearts than that?

In these polarizing times, we are being led by the few who do not have the same goals as the many, and do not keep the good of the people they represent in mind. Far too many political and religious leaders advocate for separation rather than inclusion. We already observe the suffering happening in the world due to economic injustice and wars. People are losing their homes and communities related to climate change. The economically challenged people all over the world will suffer the most for a world they did not create.
We human beings, since we are the ones who are causing most of the damage to the earth, must consider our responsibility to all other living things upon the earth. Please remember that war is one of the leading contributors to pollution and environmental damage in our world, even to the point of a potential future nuclear Holocaust.
What are the solutions to this? It is now time for a new awakening that we all have the same right to become fully who we are in this new world if we want life to continue for all. Examples of people working for good together (Gov, NGO’s & other groups):
http://www.earthday.org/greencities/events/ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/earth/crowdsourcing-climate-change-solutions/
http://climatecolab.org/
http://www.springforalexandria.org/

Examples of leaders who have made a difference in the world and how they did it.
http://www.biographyonline.net/people/people-who-changed-world.html http://www.emlii.com/9146884/31-Most-Inspiring-Women-Who-Changed-The-World http://twistedsifter.com/2013/12/10-people-who-made-the-world-a-better-place/

Future of economics, what are the possibilities? Below are a few examples;

http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/5-trends-for-the-future-of-economic-growth
http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/1895/Rethinking_our_economic_future.html

We are at a Moment in Time, the question is what will we do with it?
It seems we are at a pivotal point in time once again with choices to be made that will affect the future for our children and the planet, perhaps even the survival of all things! We can all see even from our different perspective the importance of the upcoming presidential election. I suggest it may be far more important than we see on the surface.
Keeping in mind the global economy no matter what you think, it’s here, good or bad. Science and robotics are making the future new and exciting in many ways. But they are also producing concerns about the future of our jobs. If we need fewer humans for jobs what will we do? Can the earth sustain the increasing destruction of the planet for raw materials for profit? Is it time for a change in the world economy? Does everyone need to be a billionaire in the new economy? Is the upcoming political change a signal for an evolutionary change in humankind’s thinking? I believe we are certainly reaching this crossroads.
Here are just a few of our future opportunities that I see at our fingertips, if we have the courage to grasp them at this “moment in time.” This future will hold as important the development of the human mind and spirit. Increasing our knowledge through education of science & mathematics, spiritual awareness, and developing as more fully realized human beings, and opening our minds and our hearts to a more compassionate future that makes the world a better place for everyone. Enriching the quality of life for all while at the same time solving our many environmental challenges to live and thrive on this planet. Basic needs such as peace, clean water, air and land for the production of safe and abundant crops for all is of course a necessity. Business models will also change with the times. They will no longer be based on profit and greed, they will simply provide the basic economy that is necessary to make the world function for this new paradigm.

This is what I know. It is now time for all people of good to come together to work together to make the world a better place for all. To put your prayers, thoughts and ideas into action please join us April 27, 2016 at the at the World Peace Dance for the Peoples of the 4 Directions at 7 P.M. Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley 1201 Puerta Del Sol San Clemente 92673.

The World Peace Dance for the Peoples of the 4 Directions will be Led by Gene Stone and Beth Boardman featuring the Native Hummingbird Women’s Drum. We will all join in a Prayer Dance for Peace where we will sing, dance and say prayers for peace for the People of the Four Directions Upon Our Earth. You need only come with a good heart to join this dance. Come and add your Prayers for Peace. Everyone is welcome! Hummingbird women's drum

Gene Stone

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A Moment in Time, the question is what will we do with it?

Seems we are at a pivotal point in time once again with choices to be made that will affect the future for our children and the planet, perhaps even the survival of all things! We can all see even from our different perspective the importance of the upcoming presidential election. I suggest it may be far more important than we see on the surface.

Keeping in mind the global economy no matter what you think, it’s here, good or bad. Science and robotics are making the future new and exciting in many ways. But they are also producing concerns about the future of our jobs. If we need fewer humans for jobs what will we do? Can the earth sustain the increasing destruction of the planet for raw materials for profit? Is it time for a change in the world economy? Does everyone need to be a billionaire in the new economy? Is the upcoming political change a signal for an evolutionary change in humankind’s thinking? I believe we are certainly reaching this crossroads.

Here are just a few of our future opportunities that I see at our fingertips, if we have the courage to grasp them at this “moment in time.” This future will hold as important the development of the human mind and spirit. Increasing our knowledge through education of science & mathematics, spiritual awareness, and developing as more fully realized human beings. Opening our minds and our hearts to a more compassionate future that makes the world a better place for everyone. Enriching the quality of life for all while at the same time solving our many environmental challenges to live and thrive on this planet. Basic needs such as clean water, air and land for the production of safe and abundant crops for all is of course a necessity. Business models will also change with the times. They will no longer be based on profit and greed, they will simply provide the basic economy that is necessary to make the world function for this new paradigm.

So back to the 2016 election. For me this is what Bernie Sanders represents for our future, revolutionary and evolutionary change.

Please register to vote and #feeltheburn. We are all being called upon to make a choice! Regression and stagnation of the past or making a conscious choice for a better future of equality and rights for all.

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Independent Scientists Manifesto on Glyphosate-More than 80 scientists worldwide are calling on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides, based on overwhelming evidence of harm from scientific studies

From our friends at APP Advocate Precautionary Principle, thanks for this article.

APP Advocate Precautionary Principle

Independent Scientists Manifesto on GlyphosateMore than 80 scientists worldwide are calling on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides, based on overwhelming evidence of harm from scientific studies and witness testimonies compiled by the group

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Independent_Scientists_Manifesto_on_Glyphosate.php

Please circulate widely and forward to your local government representatives

We, the undersigned international scientists and medical professionals, call on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides. As professionals who have read the literature on glyphosate herbicides and their effects, we have concluded that they are causing irreparable harm.

The World Health Organization’s recent reclassification of glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen” is only a small part of the known toxicity of glyphosate herbicides. Chronic exposure to glyphosate herbicides is associated not only with cancers, but also with infertility, impotence, abortions, birth defects, neurotoxicity, hormonal disruption, immune reactions, an unnamed fatal kidney disease, chronic…

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ROSE announces its support for Bernie Sanders for President 2016

ROSE announces support for Bernie Sanders presidential bid in 2016. We want to help Bernie roll back the Supreme Court case known as “citizens united.”  Without reversing this decision, the worst decision ever made by the Supreme Court, we will never be able to have a government by the people or have any hope for environmental sanity in our nation.

OC for Bernie Sanders is a Social, Economic and Environmental Justice Coalition made up of a broad spectrum of people, i.e., Independents, Third Party, Democrats and Republicans that know that both sides of the aisle have sold our country to the billionaires and transnational corporations and it’s time for a political revolution led by Bernie Sanders who will be elected President in 2016. Bernie is not owned and operated by the elites, he champions for “we the people.” It’s time to take back our country! Enough is enough! Join the Bernie Political Revolution, where issues reign not parties. From OCfor4Bernie

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THE POWER TO CHANGE

“If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves, then it is within our power to change those ideas.”  Naomi Klein

We humans are adept at fighting for what we are against.  Can we fight as hard for what we are for?  Socrates reminds us “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Many people, including ninety seven percent of climate scientists, agree that climate warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities.  Some of the results of global warming, according to “Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet” are: global sea levels are rising, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass and the thickness of the Arctic Sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades. Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world.  The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed in the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by approximately 2 billion tons per year.  James Hansen, adjunct professor of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, believes that carbon pollution is set to end the era of stable climate.

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Solar for Seals project 2014

With these facts pointing to the devastation of life on Earth as we know it, what actions are we willing to take to assure the continuation of life on our beautiful planet?  We must join together now to do what we can do to make the necessary changes to reverse these trends.  Human beings have the capacity to learn and adapt quickly.  We are able to change old thinking and patterns of behavior and create change in positive ways.  There are political and economic forces that sometimes stand in the way of progress, but we do not have to allow these forces to prevent us from doing what we must.  Many individuals are moving forward with ideas to save our planet and creating supportive communities to make effective change.

One of the ways to avert this climate change crisis is to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.  To this end, it is possible to switch to renewable energy.  People all over the world are creating wind farms, working with tidal power, wave power, solar power, hydroelectricity, and geothermal power.  Our organization, Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE) and Planet Earth Solar (PES) of San Clemente, CA. have successfully completed two solar projects: Oso Lake Boy Scout Camp Solar project, 2013 and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center Laguna Beach “Solar for Seals”, 2014.  ROSE and PES are currently working on a third solar project, “Solar for Non Profits” project for 2015.  We are committed to bringing people together in a community effort to provide solar power to non -profit organizations.  These organizations are already helping our social and environmental communities in various ways.  By assisting them with conversion to solar power, this adds another layer of depth to their commitment to bettering our world.

Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE) and Planet Earth Solar (PES) have selected The Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley (CSLCV) in San Clemente, CA. for our 3rd Solar Project 2015.  A 60 kW system consisting of 197 solar panels to provide clean, sustainable and environmentally safe energy will be built for the Center’s facility. As PES and ROSE and CSLCV donate our time and labor for this project, please join us in taking this environmental action as a citizen of the world. Be a part of the solution for our world’s clean and renewable energy future by donating today. The total cost of this project will be $135,000.00. The money the Center saves on energy costs will go to community projects. Your donation to this solar project will be greatly appreciated.

To help us, please use our Razoo fundraising site at:  https://www.razoo.com/story/Center-For-Spiritual-Living-Capistrano-Valley for your “tax deductible” donation.

“We are all flowers in the Great Spirit’s garden. We share a common root, and the root is Mother Earth.” Hopi Prophecy For.A. n

 

 

 

“The environment isn’t over here. The environment isn’t over there. You are the environment.” Chief Oren Lyons

 

It will take all of us working together now if we are to make a positive change for future generations.

Love, Gene and Joyce

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