Monthly social at the Biltmore
September 1st at 5pm
This Thursday we will be meeting again for half price drinks at the Biltmore bar lounge in Coral Gables. This time our guest is Princess and Zen Buddhist Taoist Master Chu Fei Tsai. Other guests include Dr.Vicente Rodriguez of the Grupo Politico Economico del Presidente Hipolito Mejia and Angelo Maybin of MMA.
As usual drinks are half price and, our area will be reserved for us. And an update on our invitation to participate in the Miccosukee September celebrations will be forthcoming.
(Some events may require registration for Press access)
For free VIP access, just ask for Tony Major and tell him Bill Lara of IPC Miami sent you .
Wednesday, August 31 at 10:00pm
Location: Blue Martini Brickell
FREE LECTURE: “PYRAMIDS AND THE OLD KINGDOM” AT THE DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLER
(MIAMI, August 29, 2011) – In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate.
Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Topic: “Pyramids and the Old Kingdom”
Presenter: Rene Rodriguez, Egyptologist and artist
Visitor Center Auditorium; Free & open to the public.
Rene Rodriguez, an Egyptologist and artist, will share a visual presentation on pyramids and their pharaohs. Rene has visited the most important sites in Egypt, and lived with its people outside the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. This lecture will include a visual presentation, “Question and Answers,” and an artifact presentation.
About the Deering Estate at Cutler: The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm with admission to the Estate. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MAYOR CARLOS A. GIMENEZ
TO HOST ADDITIONAL BUDGET TOWN HALL MEETING
Meeting has been added in Liberty City
(MIAMI, August 29, 2011) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is hosting a series of Budget Town Hall Meetings, where residents will be able to ask Mayor Gimenez and staff about the proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 County budget,www.miamidade.gov/budget
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Location: African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22 Avenue, Miami, FL 33142
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services
(7 days in advance), call 305-365-6706.
It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-375-1545 at least five days in advance.
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128
Friday, September 9, 2011
Commissioner Xavier Suarez,
Miami-Dade County, District 7
is our Special Guest Speaker
12 Noon Networking Reception
12:30 pm Lunch
MAYFAIR HOTEL & SPA
3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove
$35 Chamber Members
Monday, August 29, 2011
Hurricanes, Climate Disruption and “Canada’s Dirtiest Needle”: 140 Arrested at White House
Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont stated this morning: “I find it extraordinary that so many political leaders won’t actually talk about the relationship between climate change, fossil fuels, our continuing irrational exuberance about burning fossil fuels, in light of these storm patterns that we’ve been experiencing.” http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/29/we_are_still_under_siege_vermont
For over a week, people from across the country have been gathering in Washington D.C. to oppose the Keystone XL, a 1,700 mile pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. The group Tar Sands Action estimates about 140 people have been arrested so far today from a crowd that included 60 religious leaders and NASA’s Dr. James Hansen.
McKibben is the author of a dozen books on the environment, a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, and founder of 350.org
. He said today: “President Obama must decide whether or not to grant a ‘presidential permit’ for a Canadian company, TransCanada, to begin construction of the Keystone XL, a 1,700 mile pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.” McKibben argued against the pipeline this morning: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/29/bill_mckibben_will_hurricane_irene_be
Wysham is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She said today: “Climate change has begun. And yet our press is not discussing extreme weather events — droughts, fires, flooding — in the context of climate change, so the populace is ill-informed. And our politicians are not connecting the dots between our continued reliance on carbon-intensive fuels — like tar sands — and the crazy weather that threatens us all. Both need to change.”
Background: James Hansen stated in a interview on Friday: “President George W. Bush said that the U.S. was addicted to oil. So what will the U.S. response to this situation be? Will it entail phasing out fossil fuels and moving to clean energy or borrowing the dirtiest needle from a fellow addict? That is the question facing President Obama.
“If he chooses the dirty needle [a reference to Canadian tar sands] it is game over because it will confirm that Obama was just greenwashing, like the other well-oiled coal-fired politicians with no real intention of solving the addiction. Canada is going to sell its dope, if it can find a buyer. So if the United States is buying the dirtiest stuff, it also surely will be going after oil in the deepest ocean, the Arctic, and shale deposits; and harvesting coal via mountaintop removal and long-wall mining. Obama will have decided he is a hopeless addict….
“In my first major paper on this topic, in Science in 1981, I listed the amount of carbon dioxide that would be introduced by each fossil fuel. I concluded that the world would recognize that it had to phase out coal without burning it all, and not develop unconventional fossil fuels such as tar sands. I was assuming that policymakers would be rational. I did not realize the power that fossil fuel special interests have over policymakers and the public….
“Turn on your television and listen to the advertisements that the fossil fuel companies are broadcasting. How can we compete against such enormously powerful moneyed interests? Look how difficult it was to fight against the tobacco companies. They are puny compared with the fossil fuel special interests, which permeate governments around the world. The dynamic can change and will change, but it requires a growing movement. I don’t know exactly how we can do it, but we must.”
Solve Climate News notes: “Before the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the air measured about 280 parts per million (ppm), according to researchers. Today, it measures about 390 ppm. That means, for example, that every million pints of air contained 390 pints of carbon dioxide. To keep climate disruption to a minimum, many scientists say ppm shouldn’t rise above 350.”http://solveclimatenews.com/news/20110826/james-hansen-nasa-climate-change-scientist-keystone-xl-oil-sands-pipeline-protests-mckibben-white-house?page=show
For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
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