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Save Our Future or Die!!! Live Earth Rocks the World 7/7/07

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The Live Earth movement kicked off with a concert yesterday, which was heard in multiple cities around the world. This event marked the beginning of the celebration of all people all around the planet coming together and finally sustaining our home. This movement ain't just for hippies anymore. For 24 hours the concert played to over 2 billion people worldwide. The number of artists who played goes on and on and included as follows in no particular order:

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, KT TUNSTALL, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, KEITH URBAN, LUDACRIS, AFI, FALL OUT BOY, AKON, JOHN MAYER, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, ALICIA KEYS, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, KELLY CLARKSON, KANYE WEST, BON JOVI, SMASHING PUMPKINS, ROGER WATERS, THE POLICE, GENESIS, RAZORLIGHT, SNOW PATROL, DAMIEN RICE AND DAVID GRAY, KASABIAN, PAOLO NUTINI, BLACK EYED PEAS, JOHN LEGEND, DURAN DURAN, BLOC PARTY, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, TERRA NAOMI, KEANE, METALLICA, SPINAL TAP, JAMES BLUNT, BEASTIE BOYS, PUSSYCAT DOLLS, FOO FIGHTERS, MADONNA, BLUE KING BROWN, TONI COLLETTE & THE FINISH, SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM, GHOSTWRITERS, PAUL KELLY, ESKIMO JOE, MISSY HIGGINS, JOHN BUTLER TRIO, WOLFMOTHER, JACK JOHNSON, CROWDED HOUSE, SHAKIRA, SNOOP DOGG, ROGER CICERO, MIA., SASHA, STEFAN GWILDIS, MARQUESS, MARIA MENA, SILBERMOND, MICHAEL MITTERMEIER, REAMONN, SAMY DELUXE, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, JAN DELAY, KATIE MELUA, LOTTO KING KARL, REVOLVERHELD,MANDO DIAO, JULI, CHRIS CORNELL, YUSUF, GENKI ROCKETS, RIZE, AYAKA, AI OTSUKA, AI, XZIBIT, RIHANNA, THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR, DANNY K, BAABA MAAL, ZOLA, THE PARLOTONES, VUSI MAHLASELA, ANGELIQUE KIDJO, JOSS STONE, UB40, EVONNE HSU, ANTHONY WONG, SOLER, HUANG XIAO MING, WANG CHUAN JUN AND WANG RUI, 12 GIRLS BAND, JOEY YUNG, WINNIE H, SIN, PU BA JIA, SARAH BRIGHTMAN, WANG XIA OKUN, EASON CHAN, XUXA, JOTA QUEST, MV BILL, MARCELO, D2, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, O RAPPA, MACY GRAY, JORGE BEN JOR, AND LENNY KRAVITZ

If that wasn't enough entertainment for you there are also hundreds of short commercial style films asking us to "Answer the Call" with what seems to be every major actor in Hollywood offering up an idea for how to reduce energy consumption and our carbon footprint.

Live Earth is quite simply the largest combined artistic undertaking ever expressed by humankind. If the world doesn't get this message, I don't know what one we will.

This entire event is the brain child of guess who . . . AL "Mother Freaking" Gore. That's right, the man who should have been President of the United States back in 2000 has instead stormed the ramparts of the world by setting up the single greatest event in music history. Is this guy unbelievably cool or what? This was not a bad consolation to having him as leader of the free world, but not quite enough. Who the hell needs an election!?! Make this man a President NOW for the sake of our entire planet.

Call or write your congressman, tell your boss and your grocer, and your hair dresser, and your mechanic, and your neighbors and your family make them all take the Live Earth pledge:

I PLEDGE:

1. To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
2. To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral;”
3. To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
4. To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;
5. To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
6. To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,
7. To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.

Go to http://www.liveearth.msn.com and have a great time, listen to all the excellent music, watch the hilarious films, and most of all learn how to save our planet.

Finally let's get excited. Let's do this people. Humankind is capable of absolutely anything it sets its mind to. We have created mountains with our bare hands, we have harnessed the wind to explore our entire planet, we have built walls and rails across entire continents, aqueducts to move billions of gallons of water, we have created thousands of cities that contain millions of engineering marvels apiece, we have split the fundamental component of matter and discovered more, we have left our planet to land on the moon and other planetary objects, we have identified the genetic blueprint of life itself, we have created a means to instantaneously communicate with everyone everywhere on our planet, we have looked 78 billion light years into our universe and we are just getting warmed up.

Surely we can simply clean up a little before we go any further. Let's get this workshop nice and clean before we start on the next batch of miracles we humans are set on crafting in Vulcan's forge.

This stuff is easy.



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1 comments on Save Our Future or Die!!! Live Earth Rocks the World 7/7/07

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By Kay C on July 09, 2007 at 12:01 am
Awesome.
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