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  • Kevin Conlin
    That was a great story, thanks for sharing! Kevin Conlin Heliosolar Design, Inc. 13534 Quetzal Lane Houston, TX 77083 C: (281) 202-9629 H: (281) 530-7501 F:
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      That was a great story, thanks for sharing!
      Kevin Conlin
      Heliosolar Design, Inc.
      13534 Quetzal Lane
      Houston, TX 77083
      C:  (281) 202-9629
      H:  (281) 530-7501
      F:  (281) 530-7501

      From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William & Cynthia Stange
      Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 9:04 AM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Fwd: Letter to the Editor


      Well done Ariel!!!
      It is as if with eyes closed we could imagine the next sentence. I too have been writing to, and getting responses from my circles in the world. If each one of us will take the time, whether we think it foolish or not, the circle WILL ever-widen. Like the proverbial pebble- in-the-pond scenario.
       I also think this time of year is most important to plant the seeds, get more and more people to think, they're more open. The Holidays people are slowing down, emotions opening, family gathering and the lot. This year I am sharing with people far and wide, and especially with my kids "Annie Leonards - The Story Of Stuff." The story online is really great for fifth-graders and on up. The sooner we learn this the better (re-learn). I hope you all take the time to see/read it and pass it on.
       " Take a course in good water and air, and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own."  -  John Muir


       Bless our Bioneers


      And in the great Tommy Tolson's words "Smiles",

      (always liked that way of signing off)

      Bill Stange

      From: betina wolfowicz <bwolfowicz@yahoo. com>
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Sat, December 12, 2009 8:23:27 AM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Fwd: Letter to the Editor


      I want to read the original too, why don't you post it?  I do not buy the chronicle.  Congratulations Ariel, Betina

      From: evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@ yahoo.com>
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Fri, December 11, 2009 7:02:50 PM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Fwd: Letter to the Editor


      Hi Ariel I would like the original one. Thanks...

      --- On Fri, 12/11/09, Ariel Thomann <ajthomann@pol. net> wrote:

      From: Ariel Thomann <ajthomann@pol. net>
      Subject: [hreg] Fwd: Letter to the Editor
      To: "Houston-Climate" <ProtectHoustonsClim ate@lists. riseup.net>, "hreg" <hreg@yahoogroups. com>, "Hunter, Aurora" <electriclady281@ yahoo.com>
      Date: Friday, December 11, 2009, 2:59 PM

      Hi, folks.  I just sent a Letter to the Houston Chronicle; it is shown below.  It's condensed from what I had sent to Culberson, Cornyn and what's her name.  The originals to "my" legislators include a bunch of links, etc.  Of course, yahoo groups strips attachments.  Let me know if you want the real thing.
      - We are all Human beings here together.  We have to help one another, since otherwise there is NO ONE who will help.
      - All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic policy regarding non-renewable resources, starting with water.
      - Plan ahead seven generations -- reduce all your consumption, and eliminate waste.
      - Insurance companies are in the business of collecting premiums and denying benefits.  Let's boot their CEO's and lesser bureaucrats out of the health care system.

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      From: "Ariel Thomann" <ajthomann@pol. net>
      To: viewpoints@chron. com
      Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 1:29:25 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
      Subject: Letter to the Editor

      The Best Defense Is a Good Offense


      Thank you for your Thursday editorial “No denying”.  Some letters it elicited prompt me to comment.


      The “fossil” energy and automobile industries have misrepresented facts to the American public for decades, using PR falsification techniques pioneered by the tobacco industry.  On April 24 2009 the New York Times reported on its front page that ”Industry Ignored Its Scientists on Climate” and “redacted” 1995 reports from their own “Global Climate Coalition” alerting them to global warming – and then lied about it for 14 years. I found that material reproduced then by many newspapers elsewhere in the U.S. but not by the Chronicle.  Then it vanished quickly.

      More recently, you may have fallen under the spell of a local “contrarian” who is known to have been historically on the payroll of ExxonMobil, as also has been the Spanish author of a “study” often cited by Republican congressional representatives.  It claims that in his country, renewable energy has cost more jobs than it has created.  I thank you for having printed a rebuttal of that on November 7 (“Spain’s windmills no longer for tilting”).

      Thus, the fossil energy industry has been caught misstating facts.  How do they defend themselves?  By stealing e-mails, cherry picking a few lines, and putting up still another vociferous smokescreen.


      Ariel J. Thomann
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