Please help petition to end the Gaza conflict – Ceasefire Now!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/gaza_ceasefire_now/

Gaza Conflict – Ceasefire Now!

Israel and Gaza are on the brink of war. A ground assault has left many dead, and the rain of rockets only spreads. Israel is now considering a full-scale invasion of Gaza, which has never worked before. The only answer is a ceasefire deal, already suggested by Hamas and supported by 64% of Israelis and some senior cabinet ministers. With international help, this could make civilians on both sides safer.Peace itself is at stake in the coming days, as are thousands of lives. But both sides know they are in a battle for global legitimacy, and international opinion matters. We need to raise a massive worldwide outcry for a Gaza ceasefire now – sign the emergency petition below, we will deliver it to senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and in a billboard campaign:

We call for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to stop the bloodshed and agree to an immediate ceasefire, and for the international community to engage constructively and help broker a fair deal for the safety of civilians on both sides.

173,786 have supported a ceasefire, help us get to 200,000

http://www.avaaz.org/en/gaza_ceasefire_now/

all one bucket

Alice thank you for being mindful about water use and sharing your conservation tips! I totally agree with you about home gardens and self sufficiency. I’ve recently reblogged about an elderly Florida women who lived “off the grid”, generating her own power through the use of solar panels and collecting rainwater off her barn’s roof. She recycles all of her waste, food scraps back into her organic garden and irrigates with collected rain. She’s practically 100% self sufficient. However, some bureaucrat from her local county found out about it through the local news station who covered her story. The county decided that it was “illegal” to use rainwater (from your own property) and be “off the grid”. Therefore, they ordered her to stop gardening, and begin paying for water/ sewer to be connected to her house. The official said it was county regulation, and she had 60 days to comply or risk losing her home. She’s in the process of fighting these charges in court. It’s totally nuts, we should all follow her example, not to be punished by local gov’t agencies stepping on our rights to live free, consciously, and be in harmony with our environment. Sadly our “for profit” government answers to private enterprise, their greed knows no bounds. They see everything, even people, as a commodity to exploit and profit from. Thanks again for speaking out, humanity cannot continue wasting earth’s natural resources indefinitely, there will come a day of reckoning and we’ll all pay the price.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-10/off-the-grid-in-florida-robin-speronis-fights-municipal-code
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/25/florida-woman-living-off-solar-power-and-rain-water-ordered-use-city-utilities/
https://1earthunite.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/