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In Rememberance

Its my time to remember the casualty's of our times in 2003
1. Rachel Corrie was a 23-years old peace and justice activist from Olympia, WA. She was killed on March 16, 2003, In Palestine.

2. A whole lot of inocent collateral casualties-thousands who were born in the wrong geography.

3. Kendra James:

The Associated Press
5/5/03 3:21 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police fatally shot a woman Monday who climbed into the driver's seat of a detained car and tried to drive away, police spokesman Sgt. Brain Schmautz said.
Police pulled over the car, which had three people in it, around 3 a.m. Monday and detained the car's driver.
The woman, 21-year-old Kendra Sarie James of Portland, climbed into the driver's seat from the back seat, Schmautz said. Officers used a stun gun and fired a shot from a service revolver, he said. Three officers were on the scene at the time, he said.
It was unclear why the officers stopped the car. Schmautz did not return repeated calls for additional comment.
The officer who fired his revolver is a two-year veteran, Schmautz said. Police have not released the identities of the officer who fired the shots, pending further investigation.

4. Thousands of US Casualties in the occupation and invasion of a at least 2 nations.

5. Nations with citizens kept in the dark via major media dissinformation.
More 31.Dec.2003 18:28

Z

More than 40 million people are infected with HIV and 3 million have died in 2003 of AIDS.

Hanford activist Dick Belsey died 12-27-03

Millions of plants and animals needlessly killed in 2003 31.Dec.2003 19:31

Catherine

Pictured: Astragalus applegateii Math. & Const.

This plant, one of the rarest in Oregon, is truly endangered. It is known to exist only in one or two sites in Klamath County in southern Oregon. It is not known to exist in adjacent California. Its best population is found in an expanding industrial area of Klamath Falls. Its habitat is moist meadows.



In 2003 millions of species of animals and plants were needlessly killed. Many species moved on to the threatened or endangered list.

Below is the "official" government list of Oregon Endangered and threatened animals and plants. Not listed are those who are extinct. Bush has moved to end the Endangered Species act. Much long-term research on such species as salamanders, toads, frogs, turtles, fish and wild plants has ended in Oregon. The money was taken away because of the Bush regime.

Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 "the term 'endangered species' means any species which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range other than a species of the Class Insecta determined by the Secretary to constitute a pest whose protection under the provisions of this Act would present an overwhelming and overriding risk to man."A threatened species "means any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range."

Number of US (known) species listed as endangered in 2003

516 U.S. species of animals are listed.
744 U.S. species of plants are listed.
27 U.S. species of animals are currently proposed for listing.
4 U.S. species of plants are currently proposed for listing.

450 U.S. species have designated critical habitat.

117 species of animals are candidate species.
139 species of plants are candidate species.

Source:  http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/TessStatReport



OREGON LIST OF THREATENED AND ENDANGEREDFISH AND WILDLIFE SPECIES
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME CATEGORY

T = Threatened
E = Endangered


Fishes
Hutton Spring Tui Chub Gila bicolor ssp. *T
Borax Lake Chub Gila boraxobius *E
Foskett Spring Speckled Dace Rhinichthys osculus ssp *T
Warner Sucker Catostomus warnerensis *T
Snake River Chinook Salmon (Spring/Summer) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha *T
Snake River Chinook Salmon (Fall) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha *T
Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch E
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi *T
Lost River Sucker Deltistes luxatus *E
Shortnose Sucker Chasmistes brevirostris *E

Amphibians and Reptiles
Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas *E
Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea *E
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta *T
Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea *T

Birds
Short-tailed Albatross Diomedea albatrus *E
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis *E
Aleutian Canada Goose Branta canadensis leucopareia E
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus *T
American Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus anatum E
Arctic Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus tundrius E
Western Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus T (*T)1
California Least Tern Sterna antillarum browni *E
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus *T
Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina *T

Mammals
Gray Wolf Canis lupus *E
Kit Fox Vulpes macrotis T
Sea Otter Enhydra lutris *T
Wolverine Gulo gulo T
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis *E
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus *E
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus *E
Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus E
Black Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis *E
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae *E
Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus *E
Washington Ground Squirrel Spermophilus washingtoni E
*Denotes those species listed by the federal government (also see reverse)
T= Threatened E= Endangered
1 Coastal Population only
FISH AND WILDLIFE SPECIES LISTED IN OREGON
UNDER THE FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
BUT NOT UNDER THE OREGON ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME CATEGORY

Oregon Chub Oregonichthys crameri E
Columbia River Chum Oncorhynchus keta T
Oregon Coast Coho Oncorhynchus kisutch T
Southern Oregon Coho Oncorhynchus kisutch T
Oregon Coast Coho Oncorhynchus kisutch T
Upper Willamette River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus T
Lower Columbia River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus T
Middle Columbia River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri T
Snake River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri T
Snake River Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka E
Upper Columbia River Spring Chinook Oncorhynchus tshawytscha E
Lower Columbia River Chinook Oncorhynchus tshawytscha T
Upper Willamette River Chinook Oncorhynchus tshawytscha T
Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus T
Northern (Steller) Sea Lion Eumetopias jubatus T
Columbian White-tailed Deer Odocolieus virginianus leucurus E
Astragalus applegateii
Astragalus applegateii


What about the workers? 01.Jan.2004 18:13

A wobbly

What about the 40,000 Americans who die of work related injuries, illnesses, diseases brought on from over work, etc?

And who knows how many folks throughout the world who die because of capitalism's need for workers.

work kills more people than war 02.Jan.2004 00:31

GRINGO STARS


How about the poor deluded people? 02.Jan.2004 01:44

Wealthy Man

My sorrows go out for the poor deluded people who think that they are doing good, but really accomplish anything but. A historical example would be the inquisition. I'm sure the inquisitionists really thought that they were doing those heathens a favor by forcing them to confess at swordpoint. After all, those poor souls were destined for hell if they did not confess their sins and accept Jesus as their personal savior.

Contemporary examples are DHS and "Child Welfare" workers, some cops who are not corrupt at heart, any soldier who really believes that he is liberating the people he slaughters, "Mental Health" workers, and so on.

These people express the greatest form of arrogance that there is, to think that you know what is best for others, and that it is your right, nay, duty to force them to live accordingly. Arrogance arises from self importance. Self importance arises from fear. There is no one more miserable than the self important, so my sorrow goes out to them (though I certainly wont force them to change their ways).

Two more...just to start 02.Jan.2004 20:47

Birdman

Craig benevelle...Earth First!er died defending our forests
Orion...Killed while bike riding by a drunk driver.