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#1. VOTER Guide for JUDGES* #2. Fuel VAPOR CAR gets 92 miles to gallon* Col Ann WRIGHT Tomorrow

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 1:28 PM
#1. VOTER Guide for JUDGES* #2. Fuel VAPOR CAR gets "92 mpg";
#3. Thursday,May 15,***COL ANN WRIGHT ***, 6PM. Dinner & Book Signing, 7PM Speech, Giovanni's*;
#4a. March On Poverty; TOMORROW MAY 15! NOON
c.S.D. Dem.Women'sClub - Fundraiser-SPEAKER-Elect KAREN BASS" May 17!
#6. War is Illegal;
Memorial Day, MONDAY, 5/26/08 , South side of the USS MIDWAY, 910 N. Harbor Dr., S.D., CA 92101.

From Carol Changus -"Voter Guide For Judges"

1. Hi. I emailed my attorney and judicial friends to find out what judges they are supporting. Hope this helps you.

Here were their recommendation for Judges: BLAINE K. BOWMAN, GARRY HAEHNLE, & EVAN PATRICK KIRVIN

Deputy District Attorney

Superior Court Commissioner

Deputy District Attorney

From: Joe Vecchio:

2. Fuel vapor car get 92 mpg

" Gee....this 92 mpg car was hi-lited in 2006 at the SEMA show ...
why didn't we hear more about this?"

Joe Vecchio was researching the vapor system first proposed by an auto engineer that was referenced in the documentary "Gas Hole" that he saw last Saturday nite ...
the oil industry is interested in consumption; not conservation .... so we'll see how much traction this gets...

On May 11, 2008, at 4:24 PM, JV wrote:
see ...

Try to see this film if if comes to your town ...
the DVD will be available for purchase later this year ...

....while we're pleased that some cars can get more than 40 miles to the gallon, couldn't we do better than that?

A new independent film called Gas Hole suggests that we can. In fact, it makes the case that a car,
getting more than 100 miles to the gallon, could have been developed and sold decades ago.

Listen to a PBS radio affiliate interview with the film makers here:;id=11633

Guests:Jeremy Wagener & Scott Roberts, directors/producers of the new documentary Gas Hole, which examines U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
Mike Lewis, general manager of Pearson Fuels which opened in 2003 as the world's first alternative fuels station. Mike is also chairman of the San Diego EcoCenter, a non-profit that educates young people about reducing environmental degradation.


I think this is a huge story...

So do I Joe! Thanks, Carol


From Barbara Cummings: 3.

BOOK SIGNING : COL. ANN WRIGHT, US Army (Ret), will speak and sign her new book, "Dissent: Voices of Conscience".

COL. ANN WRIGHT, US Army (Ret)and US diplomat, resigned her position in Afghanistan to protest the upcoming Iraq War

PDA Metro San Diego Chapter welcomes you to a very special evening this
Please join us at:

Date:Thursday, May 15
Time; 6:00 pm for no-host supper 7:00 pm for Meeting

Place: Giovanni's Pizza - Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd and
Ruffin Rd, San Diego

]We recommend that you arrive early for good seating.

Col. Wright is returning from "Japan", and will report on new developments in President Bush's efforts to have the Japanese amend their Constitution to participate in the US War of Aggression in Iraq.

Many if not most of you have already been notified about this but for the few who have not and might want to come. I(Barbara Cummings) will be there early with Ann for dinner. Don't know how long the candidates will speak but Ann has much info about her trip to Japan, the cover up of female soldiers being raped and murdered and having it called suicide and of course, her book, DISSENT, VOICES OF CONSCIENCE. I am reading it now and it is a very informative book, easy to read.

PDA Metro San Diego Chapter welcomes you to a very special evening this Thursday for two important reasons.
Please join us at:
6:00 pm for no-host supper
7:00 pm for Meeting
Thursday, May 15

Giovanni's Pizza - Corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd and
Ruffin Rd, San Diego
We recommend that you arrive early for good seating.
Col. Ann Wright, US Army (Ret),
and US diplomat, who resigned her position in Afghanistan to protest the upcoming Iraq War will speak and sign her new book, "Dissent: Voices of Conscience". Col. Wright's book will be available for purchase.
Col. Wright is returning from Japan, and will report on new developments in
President Bush's efforts to have the Japanese amend their Constitution to participate in the US War of Aggression in Iraq. She will also report on the cover-up of assault, rape and murder of US female military by male counterparts, and the assault and rape of women on Okinawa by US service personnel.


From ?
4a. "March Against Poverty" is tomorrow!

Date: Thursday, May 15

Time: at 12:00PM!

Place: Albertson's, 4421 University Ave. San Diego CA 92105

From Anne Hoiberg


Saturday, May 17th, 10:00 am. Promoting Women?s Equity and Empowerment: Is the United Nations THE Answer? San Diego Delegates to the United Nations? Commission on the Status of Women engage discuss on the role of the U. N. in promoting women?s rights, the status of CEDAW, the work of NGOs at the U. N.,
etc.. Presented by The American Association of University Women, San Diego Branch, and the Women?s Equity Council, United Nations Association of San Diego. At St. Dunstan?s Church, 6556 Park Ridge Blvd. (corner of Wandermere), San Carlos. Free (donations accepted). Complementary coffee,
pastries, and fruit. Questions: [address removed] or 619.223.8074.


From Pat Washington: #4c. Brunch With Speaker Karen Bass

Saturday, May 17th, 11:00 am -1:00 pm.
San Diego Democratic Women's Club Brunch Fundraiser for ***Speaker Elect Karen Bass***. Join the Honorary Host Committee by contributing $1,000 or selling four (4) tickets to this event. Please respond by April 30th to be listed as a member of the Honorary Host Committee. In Chula Vista. Info. Pat Washington at (619) 582-5383.

From Alicia Sacks:

5. BLACKWATER-OTAY MESA-NO Blackwater in San Diego!!!!!

Blackwater West/USA'a plan to open an indoor training facility in Otay Mesa.
Last week San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, at the request of Congressman Bob Filner, announced an investigation into Blackwater's permits.

Filner wrote: "The secrecy under which Blackwater contracted its facility in Otay Mesa causes great suspicion and distrust among community members in my District. The lack of transparency in their plans forces me to question their intent to develop a 'vocational trade school.' Blackwater is a company that profits from war, and they will not hesitate to profit from insecurity in our sensitive border region. Developing a paramilitary training facility, less than one mile from our international border, would send a dangerous message to Mexico and would hurt business and diplomatic relations. A positive relationship with Mexico has never been more critical to our National Security, and we must not take any action that would jeopardize that bond."

"As you know, Blackwater has been under investigation for the shooting of 17 innocent Iraqi civilians on September 16, 2007. Since this event, Blackwater has been investigated by Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of State. More specifically, Congress filed an investigation of tax, small business and labor law violations," added Filner. "As a private company hired by the federal government, Blackwater lacks accountability to government agencies. Once in operation, there would be very little or no oversight governing Blackwater's operations in our border region."

Congressman Filner concluded, "Blackwater does not exhibit any of the signs of a good neighbor or a productive business partner. We cannot allow a company with their reputation to do business in our community ? the cost is too high."
to read full text of Congressman Bob Filner's Letter to Jerry Sanders.

The investigation is scheduled to end on May 29, timing which would allow Blackwater to begin operations the first week in June, should the mayor find that everything is in order.

Please contact your city council person and let them know how you feel about Blackwater; Click here for e-mail addresses.

More info on Blackwater:

Thank you for your support!

Peace Resource Center of San Diego and Activist San Diego

about Blackwater:
Blackwater unlikely to face charges for shooting Iraqi civilians

From: Heinrich Buecker & Jerry New SD DFA Member

6. War Is Illegal

Please take a look at an international declaration initiated by shops and international artists in Berlin

If you would like to have your name added to the list please reply to this e-mail
send name or name of organisation - work or activity - city/country - and a website address if you like
Thank you very much
Heinrich Buecker
Coop Cafe, Berlin, Rochstr.

War is illegal

Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world?s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1000 billion dollars.
The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalcuable social and ecological consequences.

Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights. Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.
Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands:

1) Impeachment proceedings against US President Bush and US Vice President Cheney before the 2008 election, a demand raised in solidarity with large parts of the US public and some members of US Congress. Furthermore prosecution by the International Court of Justice of G. W. Bush, R. Cheney and other officials from various countries for waging wars of aggression contrary to international law and committing crimes against humanity.

2) International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct. International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.

3) Immediate military withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq, and no attack against Iran. International prohibition of war as a means of conflict resolution. Military intervention and export of weapons should be criminalized.
In a civilized society torture must be prohibited in any form.

4) Conversion of military industries to civilian purposes and the development of ecological and sustainable energy resources. According to the UN environmental agency, a fraction of the annual global defence expenditure could ensure that all humans have access to clean water and a basic supply of food and healthcare.

This statement is based on a commitment to non-violence and tolerance of all ethnic groups and religions. Two devastating World Wars and historical catastrophes like the Nazi Holocaust must always remind us of the worst consequences of nationalism, racism and incitement to war.

Sign this statement, pass it on, whatever we can do. It is up to us.

From: John Falchi
[address removed]

Memorial Day, MONDAY, 5/26/08 , South side of the USS MIDWAY, 910 N. Harbor Dr., S.D., CA 92101.

Dear Friends-
Many of you have participated in a Veterans for Peace Arlington West Memorial Ceremony where a cross is placed in the ground for every American who has died in Iraq. it is a very moving ceremony where the names of the deceased are read.
Those of you who have not yet been able to experience this, will have an opportunity to do so this coming Memorial Day.

<Monday, 5/26/08, in the park, on the Bay, on the South side of the USS MIDWAY, 910 N. Harbor Dr., S.D., CA 92101.
<We will be gathering there to Honor and remember all of the 4,000 + young American Patriots we have lost in the occupation of Iraq and to Honor those who have fallen in Afghanistan and all wars throughout our nation's history. Lest we forget.
<To Confirm and or Volunteer call Jan A. Ruhman @[masked] or
Jim Brown at[masked]-8650.>
Hugh Thompson Memorial Chapter # 91
Yours in peace, John P. Falchi. San Diego, CA 92107 [masked]

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