Tim DeChristopher: American Hero

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Tim DeChristopher: American Hero

Post by edfrank » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:07 pm

Tim DeChristopher: American Hero

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Tim DeChristopher Stands Tall Despite Guilty Verdict, DeSmogBlog

".....Part of the statement issued this afternoon by U.S. Atty. Carlie Christensen praising the guilty verdict, alluded to DeChristopher's actions... "disrupting open public processes and causing financial harm to the government and other individuals." Really?
There's something wrong with this picture. Major financial institutions in this country brought the nation's economy to its knees yet not one person associated with the debacle is in jail. The human consequence of their actions is indescribably profound and not one person responsible for any of it went to jail. And yet the federal government prosecuted this young activist's act of civil disobedience and he now faces jail time.
Every day, oil, gas, mining and other energy and extractive industries are indiscriminately polluting our air, land and water as the new U.S. Congress works diligently to take away the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate their actions and protect the well-being of the nation's people. There's something wrong with this picture."
Robert Redford - Huffington Post 3/3/11

"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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Re: Tim DeChristopher: American Hero

Post by Bart Bouricius » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:47 am

From Bart Bouricius

Tim DeChristopher is an amazing example of youth today, who despite the expressions of hopelessness from many of their elders, are willing to stand up against the immense power of the corporations at great sacrafice to themselves and say this is wrong and can not be allowed to continue. Thanks for posting this Ed.

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