Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination | The Nation

This I will leave for the entire day tomorrow. Please read the ENTIRE article and draft, it is a draft and I believe it is real. If this is what folks/our country is up to, we have gone to far. Can you imagine what we could all do in sports, denying children’s right to participate in junior clubs, in coaching and in officiating. Deny adults access to administrative, coaching and officiating opportunities in both public and private sectors. We are not even talking about education, military, health care. This is wrong, there is no discussion with me, it is wrong. One has to hope and pray that our Judicial body stays firm on the laws of our constitution. This is also why Senator McConnell, our speaker, must not change the 60 vote threshold requirement on Supreme court nominees. Our judicial body is our final front, hopefully in two years we can get a more balanced executive branch that every government needs.

If signed, the order would create wholesale exemptions for people and organizations who claim religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, and trans identity.

Source: Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination | The Nation

Issue: PREVENTING WASTE FROM OIL & GAS DRILLING

Fascinating, I had no idea. From their post.

Issue: PREVENTING WASTE FROM OIL & GAS DRILLING (Deadline: ongoing)CW-Methane

Target: Congressman Scott Tipton, Senator Cory Gardner

Action: Call Rep. Tipton: 970-241-2499 or 202-225-4761, Call Sen. Gardner: (970) 245-9553 or (303) 391-5777 or (202) 224-5941

Key messages: Let your elected officials in Congress know that ending the rule that limits methane leaks and waste is not in our best interests.

1. I do not want oil and gas companies to waste natural gas or leak methane from operations conducted on public land. The current rule is necessary to protect clean air.

2. The current rule is good for taxpayers. I want the public to continue to receive royalties for natural gas produced on public lands.

3. Already since 2013, over $1.5 billion worth of natural gas has been wasted. Loosening oversight will increase waste. Keep the rule in tact.

4. Wiping out carefully constructed standards at the whim of the oil and gas industry endangers our climate, pollutes our air, and costs American taxpayers money.

Please do not vote to dismantle this important rule.Capital Watch : Wilderness WorkshopSource: Capital Watch : Wilderness Workshop

Our National Public Land is being sold for private interest and to individuals who have that kind of money.  We don’t need the money, we need our land so we, our children and our grandchildren can see these beautiful and remote places. New bill calls for sale of 3 million acres of BLM land across 10 states | Aspen Daily News Online

Local conservation organization Wilderness Workshop came out swinging on Friday, rallying its members to oppose a bill that calls for the sale of 3.3 million acres of Bureau of Land Management lands across 10 Western states, including Colorado.

Source: New bill calls for sale of 3 million acres of BLM land across 10 states | Aspen Daily News Online

Didn’t realize her history.  She was loved by her people. Catherine of Aragon – Wikipedia Catherine’s English subjects held her in high esteem, and her death set off tremendous mourning among the English people. The controversial book The Education of Christian Women by Juan Luis Vives, which claimed women have the right to an education, was commissioned by and dedicated to her. Such was Catherine’s impression on people that even her enemy, Thomas Cromwell, said of her, “If not for her sex, she could have defied all the heroes of History.” She successfully appealed for the lives of the rebels involved in the Evil May Day, for the sake of their families. Catherine also won widespread admiration by starting an extensive programme for the relief of the poor. She was a patron of Renaissance humanism, and a friend of the great scholars Erasmus of Rotterdam and Thomas More.

Source: Catherine of Aragon – Wikipedia