April 22, 1970: Tell Your Mother You Love Her

1970: Mother Earth finally gets her due with the celebration of the first Earth Day. Historians regard this as the public launch of the modern environmental movement.

In the unslakable thirst for power, wealth and self-aggrandizement, mankind has for centuries shamelessly plundered the planet’s resources. While it’s reasonable to use some of the bounties of the Earth to ensure the survival and progress of the species, the growing ability (not to mention both need and greed) to extract more and more has exacted a heavy toll.

The knowledge that the Earth’s resources are not infinite provided the impetus for conservationists to try to raise awareness among the broader public.

Earth Day, which was founded by Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin), not only heralded the beginning of the environmental movement but became one of its enduring symbols. Its celebration every April affords the chance to reflect on both the successes and failures of the movement.

Nelson, who at the age of 14 led a campaign to plant trees along the roads in his native Clear Lake, Wisconsin, emerged as a major voice for conservation when he joined the U.S. Senate in 1962. He found a sympathetic ear in President John F. Kennedy, and the seeds for Earth Day — and the environmental movement in general — can rightly be said to have been planted during JFK’s administration.

Nelson found his inspiration for Earth Day in the university teach-ins popular during the Vietnam War. If students could be organized to help stop an unpopular war, then why not use similar tactics to galvanize an environmental movement?

In fact, people everywhere were waking up to the importance of protecting their planet. The months before the first Earth Day saw a profusion of grassroots efforts aimed either at specific causes or raising environmental awareness in general.

Under the guidance of Earth Day national coordinator Denis Hayes, thousands of volunteers — mostly college-age or younger — organized rallies and events from the “redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters.” When Earth Day arrived, 20 million Americans took part.

During an address at the University of Wisconsin, Nelson summed up the purpose of Earth Day this way: “Our goal is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human creatures and for all living creatures…. The battle to restore a proper relationship between man and his environment, between man and other living creatures will require a long, sustained, political, moral, ethical and financial commitment, far beyond any effort made before.”

The senator practiced what he preached. Virtually every significant piece of environmental legislation of the period has Nelson’s fingerprints all over it: from the preservation of the Appalachian Trail to the Clean Air Act to the Clean Water Act.

Following his defeat for re-election in the same 1980 election that swept Ronald Reagan and the neoconservatives into power nationwide, Nelson moved on to the Wilderness Society, where he served as a counselor. He died in 2005.

Over the years, Nelson’s message never wavered: Safeguarding the environment is the single most pressing problem facing humanity.

A lot of people believe him today. Plenty of others, alas, still don’t

Five ways to make women chase you

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Are you tired of running after women and want them to chase you instead? Read on

1. Stand still
If you’re standing at a party using cheesy pick-up lines, you’ll never master the skills. Stop before your embarrass yourself. Work instead on your confidence and sense of mystery. Be the tall dark stranger at the bar and not the prattling teenager to build the tension that attracts women.

2. Build mystique
When you meet a woman or are introduced to her, don’t start off by telling her every little detail about your childhood. Again, build the mystery; don’t tell her your name until she asks you and offer no further information until inquired. Harness the power of ‘maybe’ when she alludes to future plans or interests instead of gushing to please.

3. Hone the humour
Women look for humour, and it’s a great facade to hide behind. While she’s laughing uproariously, she’s also plotting ways to meet you more and get to know you better. Dry, perceptive wit is a sure winner.

4. Mind the games
Notice how the unattainable is the most desirable. Play hard to get by declining first advances and invitations and don’t pick up every call. Take longer to reply to texts, making her ache for you.

5. Thought counts
Every girl likes to treated like a princess, but the anticipation makes it better. Before buying her roses, send her little texts like “thinking of you” or “wish you were here” so that she knows she’s in your thoughts.

ALWAYS LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

ALWAYS LIVE LIFE   TO THE FULLEST

Don’t let go of Hope.
Hope gives you the strength to keep going
When you feel like giving up.

Don’t ever quit believing in Yourself.
As long as you believe you Can,
You will have reason for Trying.

Don’t let anyone hold your Happiness in their Hands;
Hold it in yours, so it will always be
within your Reach.

Don’t measure success or failure by material wealth,
But by how you Feel;
Our feelings determine the richness of our Lives.

Don’t let bad moments overcome You;
Be patient,
and they will pass.

Don’t hesitate to reach out for Help;
We all need it
from time to time.

Don’t run away from love but towards Love.
Because it is
your deepest Joy.

Don’t wait for what you want to come to You.
Go after it with all that You Are,
Knowing that Life will meet you Halfway.

Don’t feel like you’ve lost
When plans and dreams fall short of your hopes.
Anytime you learn something new
About Yourself or about Life,
You have progressed.

Don’t do anything that takes away
From your Self-Respect.
Feeling good about Yourself
Is essential to feeling good about Life.

Don’t ever forget how to Laugh
Or be too proud to Cry.
Or too stubborn to Smile

Don’t ever forget a friend who truly loves You
As it could be that friend who is true to your Needs
Don’t ever forget who helped you Grow as your need
for more seeds may often re-appear

With all the above live life to its Fullest by yur frnd /jk…