Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our domestic yellowcake situation…

A bitch stands in solidarity with members of the Navajo Nation who have testified before Congress about the damage done through the use of Navajo land to test and mine for uranium.

The EPA estimates that there are 520 abandoned uranium mines in the Navajo Nation.

The Southwest Research and Information Center estimates there could be as many as 1,200 abandoned mines and related sites on Navajo land.

These sites pose a continued surface and groundwater contamination risk, continue to poison the land and put Navajo people at risk for illness and death.

Please take the time to read this article.

If your Representative is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform please contact them and let them know how you, the people, feel about this issue.

All together now, people...

9 comments:

The Lazy Iguana said...

I was raised in a white baptist church. It was very cold and very quiet. There was a pipe organ, a piano, and a choir.

NO HAND CLAPPING of any kind. It was very quiet. Much like a nursing home, only without Matlock on the TV. A lot of the congregation were pretty old.

Now a few times the white church did an exchange with a nearby black church. The black church members came to the white church, and had to suffer through the quiet coldness.

when I went to the black church - it was another world. Lots more singing, even dancing! They had the organ and piano, and a drum set, tambourines, and all sorts of other things. I was taken aback. It was actually fun. Is church supposed to be fun? Not in the white church! It is supposed to be cold and quiet. like a library - only with pipe organ music.

The funny part was all the white people in the back of the church, trying to "fit in" but not really doing a good job of it. A lot of people could just not get past the higher energy and very much more musical black church service.

Not very exciting huh? I agree. I think you had a better early church experience than I did. I went to a library church. A museum church. Very cold, very quiet, no movement at all, you could even hear the benches creak and groan when someone did dare to move.

The crazies took the white churches over too. I quit going decades ago. Do not feel too bad. I do not think God cares if you go to church or not, I believe that the way you live your life is the most important thing. I do not need some guy to tell me what is right and wrong - I am pretty good at figuring this out on my own.

the Inuriated Faggot said...

Hey lady! Regarding the Navajo. . .first they killed them with small- poxified blankets, now with nuclear waste. The U.S. even is literally, when it comes to land and people, (as my bingo grandma says) "cutting off its nose to spite its face".

Fuck those anti-nuke sayin'
uranium as fast cash weapon makin'
pollutin' bastards.

Fuck them straight to hell.

MAWG said...

Thanks for the heads up about the yellow cake. Turns out my representative is on the committee so I wrote him.

He's never paid any attention to me in the past, but, shoot, you gotta keep trying. Who knows, maybe he does have some human compassion in his red stated, gun toting, flag waving, bible thumping gut.

Dusty said...

The LA Times did a wonderful 4 section piece on this. I was appalled and fucking angry that we, as a nation, could pull this shit on anyone, especially the original owners of this country.

Bill Robertson said...

And people still go to the government for environmental protection? They are the worst polluters of the planet.

Robert Rouse said...

Great Post!

I discovered you through Dusty. Oh yeah, I added you to my blogroll and will feature this post on today's Blog World Report.

Robert Rouse
Left of Centrist

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

we dont have no water in Georgia as it is - our nation is a sad state

SagaciousHillbilly said...

I hope everyone will stand with the Navajo and other Native tribs who are being treated the same today as they were in the 1800s except without the Calvary.

Another issue that I addressed today in my blog is sports teams using Native American stereotypes and derogatory terms. It's the kind of thing that allows the tragic abuses that you have addressed to occur.

kusala said...

I'm glad Dusty mentioned the LA Times series that ran several months ago. It was really a blistering and heartbreaking exposé, and I urge you to look it up and read through it, though it may only be available from the pay archives now.

If there is such a thing as karma, every last one of us will be paying dearly for what we have done to our Native Peoples.