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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - URGENT REMINDER

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Dear Blogger,
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a terrible reminder 
that we as citizens can not depend on big corporations 
or on our governments to look out 
for our best interests. 

Corporations have been, 
and always will be, concerned with one thing
--making money for their shareholders. 
Safety for their workers, the environment 
or the people who live in the communities 
where they do their business 
comes a distant second to making that almighty dollar. 
Our leaders aren't much better. 
Heads of regulatory commissions don't act 
on our behalf because they are mostly industry insiders 
who'd rather protect their friends' profits 
than protect welfare of their citizens. 

Congress rarely acts in our best interest 
because the voice of the powerful lobbyists 
with fat checkbooks drowns out that of the average citizen. 
At all levels, it is apparent that our leaders 
are more worried about donations 
and lucrative private sector jobs 
than they are about the people 
they were elected to serve.
This oil spill, this catastrophic disaster, 
is wreaking havoc on the natural habitats 
all along the gulf coast 
and it's true global environmental impact 
will not be known for some time. 

It's impact on the local economies of coastal towns 
is already being seen too, and, 
like the environmental impact, 
the true extent of the economic impact 
will not be seen for some time. 

Entire ecological systems are being destroyed. 
Families and communities are being devastated. 
Businesses and pristine wildlife are being lost forever.
This disaster needs to be the last straw. 

It is time for the people of the world to say "enough." 
Vote out leaders who do not take their commitment 
to their citizens seriously. 

Boycott brands that refuse 
to conduct their business safely and responsibly. 
Above all, raise your voice! 

Speak out for your rights, the rights of your community 
and for the rights of future generations. 
Blogs have given each of us unprecedented reach and influence. 
Bloggers can use their medium to affect real change. 
Millions of bloggers across the globe 
can band together and say "enough." 

Together we can spread a message of change. 

Together we can take action to stop 
the cycles of corruption and impotence 
that allow careless corporations and 
ineffective governments to promote 
their selfish agendas while trampling 
all over the rights and the needs of the people.
It starts now.
Its starts with you and with me. 
It starts when we go online, 
log in and post about how we will no longer 
stand for leaders who can't do their jobs, 
for companies that pollute, 
for CEO's who care about their profits more 
than their customers, 
for systems that reward the rich 
and powerful while ignoring the common man. 

One blog post may not change the world, 
but millions of authors speaking out 
alongside hundred of millions of readers can. 

Inform your readers.

Inspire them to act. 

When we all cry out together, 
we will be heard. 
Please join me on 
for BloggersUnite For The Gulf. 

Please stand with me 
and tell the government and big oil "ENOUGH!" 

It's time we each take 
for making this world 
a wonderful place to live!

Jason Teitelman

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  1. Thanks Shakira! I didn't know Bloggers Unite had one for the gulf -- I'll pick up a badge there and start thinking of a post.

  2. Thanks, shakira. A very inspiring call-to-action you posted. I joined. Hope you're having an awesome day!

  3. Thanks dearest for doing your part. ;)

  4. You are AWESOME, Shakira, always thinking of other people. Thanks you for caring so much.


  5. i loves yooo, shakeera.

    yoo are sooooo sweet.

    from me -- blue bunny

    wit mutch loves.


  6. I will check into it. Thanks.

  7. a lady who backs ALL good causes im so proud of you taking a stand against destruction xxx

  8. Yep, I'm here also! Thanks for your comment on steveroni, Shakira. You know how to "reach out, and pick Peeps up"!

    Of course, this huge disaster, which will be leaving its destructive tracks for many horrible on so many levels.

    I still need to learn more before I point too many fingers. I mean--if nobody bought gasoline, there would BE no wells in the Gulf, etc., etc.

  9. Hats off to you shakira for this wonderful attempt to unite people for a noble cause, will surely join the group and lets hold our hands together and raise them to protect our little world......


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