On the weekend of January 7-9, more than 30 peaceful protestors from throughout California joined forces in the California desert’s Chuckwalla Valley at the Corn Springs Road exit/overpass along Interstate 10, east of Desert Center, to register their opposition to the 46,000-acres of public desert lands, including a large area of Chuckwalla Valley, approved for construction on public California desert lands under the Obama Administration’s federal “fast-track” renewable energy program, as well as to the hundreds of thousands of acres pending approval for similar projects. Included among the protestors were representatives from La Cuna de Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle; Citizens for the Chuckwalla Valley; Mojave Desert Watch; the Sierra Club; Desert Survivors; and Basin and Range Watch, which sponsored the protest. The protest featured desert residents and visitors from afar, and offered educational materials to the many people who visited the protest. In addition, a colorful assemblage of Aztec Dancers from Needles, along with Native American singers and drummers from the Chemehuevi Nation performed for several hours atop the Corn Springs Road overpass. Concerns registered by the sponsors and participants in the protest included: the impending destruction of 17,000 known archaeological sites in the California desert; threats to endangered wildlife species, such as the California Desert Tortoise - large numbers of which have been “re-located” at Ivanpah, where construction has already begun - and widespread disturbance of desert topsoil, a major CO2 generator. Protestors also voiced concerns over threats to air quality, a severe strain on already-limited water supplies, and irreversible threats to the fragile desert ecosystem. “What the fast-track energy program threatens to do to the remaining pristine areas of the California desert is the equivalent of clear-cutting old-growth redwood trees in the Pacific Northwest,” says Ruth Nolan, desert author/scholar and Professor at College of the Desert. “Those of us at the protest were registering our concerns and hoping to forestall imminent plans to turn the California desert into a massive industrial zone, leading to an inevitable ecological collapse.” Protestors emphasized that they are not opposed to renewable energy, but to the environmentally, culturally, and archaeologically threatening potentials of the massive-scale wind and solar approved or pending approval on the fast-track program. Laura Cunningham, one of the protest organizers, noted that an important focus in the Chuckwalla Valley gathering was to raise awareness of the opportunities for smaller-scale renewable energy programs. “When people are educated with the facts to the alternatives that are truly green instead of raping the desert, they agree,” she says. “We reached a lot of people this weekend with our protest, and education is so important in forming an opinion.” Alfredo Acosta Figueroa, founder of La Cuna de Atzlan, which recently filed a lawsuit against the federal government - along with CARE (Californians for Renewable Energy) and six individual Native Americans - was also at the protest. “We have a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the BLM for the protection of sacred sites, including geoglyphs that are threatened by Big Solar. We had to sue the government to halt construction of the Blythe proposal.” A separate lawsuit has also been filed by the Quechan Indian Tribe against the U.S. government on behalf of a renewable energy project proposed in the Imperial Valley. Other already-approved renewable energy sites spread across a large area of public California desert lands, primarily in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, include the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Project, the…
priority that treat us as options.
J. Cole was an upcoming rapper that is signed to Jay-Z. He went to college and graduated from St. John’s. J.Cole raps about different things that has happened to him and his friends. He raps about real-life situations that are relatable to everyone around them. One of the songs he has is about a girl who is pregnant with a child but is to young, she tells her boyfriend but he is against her having it. J. Cole puts himself in people’s position to give…
Us Distant From Love
Social Class has major affects on education, jobs, and the every day lifestyle of the average human being, but it also separates people from love. “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story”, written by Russell Banks, describes a deep, confusing relationship between Ron and Sarah Cole. Homely Sarah falls for handsome Ron and a strong relationship grows between them. Once Sarah wants to show her love to the world, Ron is faced with his own sad realization that they are not…
In the musical production Avenue Q, the lights, music, and characters pulled the story together so it was believable and it sucked the audience into their world. The plot of the story was about a guy who just graduated from college with English major, and is trying to find his place in life. He doesn’t have a job or any money so he finds himself only able to afford an apartment on the street Avenue Q. While he is there the audience meets his neighbors, a comic who doesn’t have job, a psychologist…
Academic Summary: Trayvon Martin and the Black Male Code
Trayvon Martin, age 17, was shot and killed while walking down the street, solely because he seemed suspicious to shooter and neighborhood watch member, George Zimmerman; thus spawning and highlighting the Black Male Code. Al Dotson Jr., a lawyer in Miami and chairman of the 100 Black Men of America organization, had to emphasize to his 14-year old son that he needs be aware of his surroundings more often because…
Q: For question one on the marketing service coursework it says , evaluate and analyse their encounter, form their first interaction to their last interaction. Does that mean we are expected to work though the different stages, i.e emergency department, maternity ward applying relevant theory to them, or are we able to just pick out examples from any of the stages?
A: No, you don't have to do it chronologically. One possible approach (given the limited word count and the need to avoid repetition)…
March 2, 2013
One thing I could of done better was on my interview was when they asked me the 3 questions I didn’t do as well because instead I could of gave more details as to why they should hire me, like I could of said the positive and negatives things about me If I could do my interview all over again the first thing I would do is greet them and try to make a conversation with them so I could of gotten to know then alittle and not be as nervous…
identity plays a
massive role because Vincent has to undergo drastic changes in order to identify himself as
Jerome. In Siddhartha, Siddhartha has to learn to forget of his past ways of lifestyle in order
to achieve peace. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole and Rawlins grow up and learn
about the cruelty of life too early in their life, just like Mattie did in True Grit. In Nectar in a
Sieve, Rukmani’s family undergoes so many struggles throughout the novel that they all go
through an identity change towards the end of the book…
September 24, 2014
Unit 1 Key Question 3
From previous experience I have noticed that if different people read the exact same novel, they never interpret it in the exact same way. This remains true for the way that they interpret different aspects of the novel such as its characters. From reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, I believe that the main character, Christopher Boone, is an honest, brave and intelligent…
Q: Who does Steinbeck explore the theme of loneliness in the novel?
‘Of mice and men’ presents a range of different themes; the main theme that is portrayed throughout the novel is the theme of loneliness. The novel is set and taken place in the time of the 1929s. Throughout that time unemployment was very high and men of different places had to keep moving around to different places to look for work this meant that they weren’t to be in one place for a long period to form any types of relationships…