Category: "Current Affairs"

Chinese New Year Events Around the Bay Area

01/29/06 | by Clarise | Categories: In real life, Current Affairs, Personal

Happy Chinese New Year! Gung hay fat choy!

Here are some of the SF Bay Area events:

There may be more. If you know other events, drop a comment ...

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Selling 15 National Parks

10/10/05 | by Clarise | Categories: On the web, Current Affairs

I don't know what Rep. Richard Pombo (Tracy, CA Republican Representative), Chairman of the House Resources Committee, is thinking. According to the Fact Sheet - Pombo Reconciliation Draft Legislation Threatens America’s Heritage, Pombo is proposing to "close 15 national parks and sell them off to the oil and gas industries and private developers; demanded that park vehicles and facilities be turned into billboards for commercial advertising; and suggested that commercial naming rights be sold for park buildings and trails, among other unprecedented proposals." That proposal is simply ridiculous. It infuriates me.

The Sacramento Bee Editorial: Rep. Pombo's yard sale, calls this a “bizarre thought” --- to sell off the National Parks if we don’t drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I think it is not only bizarre but also barbaric. What kind of tactic is that? I hope the people of Tracy, CA know what their representative is doing. I hope they never re-elect Rep. Richard Pombo. I hope the people in the US never vote for anyone who thinks like Pombo.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Source of Picture: US Fish & Wildlife Service -Alaska

The 15 sites proposed to be closed are:

  1. Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Texas
  2. Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alaska
  3. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska
  4. Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska
  5. Eugene O'Neill National Historical Site, California
  6. Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Arizona
  7. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historical Site, Massachusetts
  8. Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska
  9. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
  10. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.
  11. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South Dakota
  12. Noatak National Preserve, Alaska
  13. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Pennsylvania
  14. Thomas Stone National Historical Site, Maryland
  15. Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska
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