Thoughts for today, #234 …. “President Obama: Denali vs Denial”!!


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~~September 4, 2015~~ 

DENALI versus DENIAL

President Obama’s three-day trip to Alaska  week will literally change the map of the nation’s 49th state.

Mount McKinley — the 20,237-foot mountain and the tallest in North America — has been renamed Denali, as it was originally known by Alaska Natives before it was renamed to honor President William McKinley.

The mountain, which sits in the 6 million-acre Denali national park, has been known as Denali in Alaska since 1975. Under an order signed by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the Denali name will also take effect for all federal usage and, therefore, on all official maps.

The order was signed in October 2015 but the White House asked that it be announced Monday as part of Obama’s trip to Alaska to highlight the effects of climate change in the Arctic.

The White House said the name change “recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives.”

Denali, meaning “the great one” in the Athabaskan language of Alaska natives, was the original name of the mountain.

 “As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/08/30/obama-rename-nations-tallest-mountain/71426656/

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~5 things to know about newly renamed Denali~

~Published on Aug 30, 2015~

President Obama officially changed Mount McKinley’s name back to Denali.

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YET …. 

Obama Explains Why He Approved Arctic Drilling In The Face Of Climate Concerns

After fielding a question about climate denial, the president took on the controversial question of drilling in the Arctic — something that has been seen as contradictory to his interest in fighting climate change.

President Obama began by pointing out that he has already shut off the most sensitive Arctic areas to drilling, including the Bristol Bay, home to a number of endangered species and 40 percent of America’s wild-caught seafood.

In April, his administration also finalized a proposal to set aside a majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, which prevent drilling across some 12 million acres across northeastern Alaska.

But according to the president, it’s impossible to stop oil exploration in the Arctic completely.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/28/3663715/obama-twitter-chat-arctic-drilling/

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~Obama Just Approved Offshore Oil Drilling In The Arctic~

~Published on May 12, 2015~

Shell first looked into drilling in the Arctic in 2012 but had to stop because of numerous safety and operational problems. Now they’re back at it, and the Obama administration just approved offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Shell is going to start sending exploratory ships, though the company still needs approval from several other federal and state agencies.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #234: May the 4th be with you ….. !!


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~~May 4, 2015~~ 

YOU MAY SEE PLENTY OF THESE TODAY …. HERE’S MY CONTRIBUTION

Say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you’ll hear the pun that Star Wars fans worldwide have turned into a rallying cry to proclaim their love of the saga. It’s the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together.

One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” used in popular culture is in 1979, as described here by author Alan Arnold while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm:

Friday, May 4

“Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News.

This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”

“As it appears in ….. full read/full credit”

http://www.starwars.com/may-the-4th

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #234 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #Humor #Idea #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #StarWars #StarWarFans #MargaretThatcher #LucasFilm #TheEmpireStrikesBack #

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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