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17 August, 2008



Dianes Zoo

proudly supports the

Pickens Plan



YOU can make a difference!

Learn more about this long overdue plan by clicking on the picture to go to the website by T. Boone Pickens.


   When I first started Dianes Zoo website I was only interested in sharing the animals I live with. However, the more pages I made the more I realized how everything was connected to the environment on a local and global scale. I have made a considerable habitat change to my yards since I moved in and it has been beneficial for my turtles, tortoises and fish and the local critters that come here as a result of my habitat changes. I have been conscious of the overdevelopment here in Florida and have always been proud that I created my own little park like setting, even amongst an urban sprawl. I am well aware of the hideous consequences of development, use of fossil fuels and the lack of use of renewable energy in this country and globally.  Preserving our Earth is a monumental task but one that needs to be done.  As citizens of planet Earth, we are the only ones who can tend to it. As people, we are the stewards of the plants and the animals. We have been given the chance of living here, let us show our appreciation by repairing this wonderful planet and protecting it from further harm.  Remember that EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY! 


  Now with the Pickens Plan we CAN become more involved with our country and finally get some positive changes made so that we can become energy self sufficient utilizing clean and renewable forms of energy! I urge you to become involved and help make America a great country again! Please visit my page on the Pickens Plan to learn more.  I am furthermore thrilled and encouraged by the organization called Green for All.  This organization is helping to train a new generation of workers for "green collar jobs" which will finally get us into the 21st Century of clean renewable energy sources that are domestically produced. Yeah! Please visit my section on Green for All on the renewable energy page in this habitat section for more information.


  I especially realize that our government has become corporate run and that laws are being enacted to protect big business, not the American people and definitely not the animals and the environment. I have spent years writing to legislators on environmental issues and how our dependence on fossil fuels has a direct correlation to terrorism. These are all ideas that I wanted to share with you.  I have not felt that I live in a democracy. While no true democracy exists on our planet, the republic government of the United States was set up to be close to it and was supposed to represent the individual citizens, not the corporations that are in effect running the country and lining the pockets of our representatives, whether they are local, state or federal. Our massive environmental destruction starts at the local level where developers are given the green light by commissioners to build more unnecessary strip malls and houses. State governments favor developers over animals and their habitat and the Federal government allows more and more animals to be taken off the endangered species act that should be left on, paving the way for their ultimate demise while allowing corporate America to pave over their habitat. 


   The George W. Bush administration has done more to damage our environment than any other administration in the history of our country. It is not all his fault though, the Congress is responsible for reversing laws that were set in place to protect us from environmental hazards. They are just as culpable as the president. Most Americans are too busy to notice or too apathetic to care. Lobbyists continue to line the pockets of legislators because our representatives are corrupt and greedy and we don't go to the polls in protest to boot them out of office. But don't think the mostly current Democratic House and Senate of Congress will actually do any better than the Republicans. We can blame the president and the Congress, our state and local "leaders" all we want, and we every right because they fail us, but the ultimate failure is with the American people because we tolerate it.  Be sure to get your voices heard by not just writing and calling your representatives, but demanding they TAKE ACTION on the issues that are important to you and to the country!  There are many vitally important issues facing the United States today such as habitat destruction, environmental pollution, use of fossil fuels and how it relates to terrorism, global warming, species extinction, etc. Be a participant in our government instead of on the sidelines. Don't let corporate America run the White House and the Congress!


  I've also added another new page - on working from home. I've been  blessed to work from home since 1995 - that is quite a long time now - and over the years I've realized several positive aspects relating to the environment that I wanted to share. So learn more about visiting my page on working from home.


The words of Thomas Jefferson are more true today than when he first spoke them: “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Ben Franklin was asked the question “Well doctor, what have we got - a republic or a monarchy” upon leaving Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. His reply, “A republic, if you can keep it.” According to Jefferson the American people have not kept it.












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