Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cotton Candy Skies of the Vermilon River. A post to Sky Watch




Despite the darkness and the building nature of these cumulus clouds, I think these clouds are amazingly like cotton candy. The day was clear and cold, but the following days were warm and rainy.

MORE SUCCESS STORIES FOR THOSE WHOSE DEDICATION IS FALTERING IN THE CONSERVATION WARS. See earlier posts on the Tar Sands and Oil & Water.

In yesterdays' post of success stories, I forgot to include the sled dogs killed in Whistler BC. There was  a rally led by dog rescue people which was reported on our national news that was extremely successful. Of course dogs attended.

The response to the story was so incredible world wide and even so violent that the RCMP is having to protect the company members from world wide and local threats. The web site with the petition that I included in an earlier post had over 56000 signatures. The investigation is still underway. For an update see:

 http://www.suite101.com/content/rcmp-investigates-threats-against-sled-dogs-killers-in-whistler-bc-a341859

For US readers, and others who pointed out the lack of success in earlier struggles:

BC already has a carbon tax. Now I don't know if the money goes into an account that funds independent research. It should however. How's that for success.

BC also has recall legislation that was currently used to recall politicians over the introduction of blended sales tax. The Liberal Government had not indicated they would move to introduce the blended tax ( a blended of federal and provincial tax ) during the previous election. The people of BC rallied and started to recall legislators. The Premier resigned as head of the party as he was in an untenable position. SEE YOU CAN FIGHT BACK. Of course the Internet helped.

A post to Sky Watch @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/

34 comments:

  1. we are on the same wavelenght this week. i too posted puffy white clouds today.

    happy weekend.

    My skywatch

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  2. Oh, I do love those puffy clouds, too! Terrific captures for the day!! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. I hope that, because of all the publicity, that horror never happens to these dogs again. A wonderful success story. You know, that's where my passion is, with the animals. Not HSUS or PETA, heaven forbid, but with the grass roots people who get out and get things done. You know about that, because of Boomer.

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  4. Wonderful clouds, Gary.
    You're right about the internet helping with causes that touch our hearts or stir us to anger.
    I cannot bear to think about the dogs in Whistler. People who do such things are beyond understanding.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  5. Your cotton candy clouds are peaceful and hopefully, the travesty involving the sled dogs has left them dreaming amongst those clouds of the runs they were denied on earth.
    BlessYourHearts

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  6. Beautiful clouds--I'd like to be lying on my back just looking up at these.

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  7. Lovely cloud images, Gary. I can see all kinds of things in them, faces, animals ...

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  8. Hi PC. Love cotton candy clouds.

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  9. Hi Sylvia K. They're an inspiring kind of cloud aren't they?

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  10. Hi Louise. I feel much better knowing the dog rescue people are on hand also.

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  11. Hi Kay. The internet effectively gives us more power than money does the right.

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  12. Hi forgetmenot. Thanks for the visit.

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  13. Hi Hilke. Thanks for the visit.

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  14. Hello Gary, just stopped in from another blog, rambles with my camera. It was interesting looking around your sight and I plan to return as photography is also a passion and like you and Boomer, we are also retired and enjoying life. Please do feel free to stop in and visit our blog - we appreciate all visits too.

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  15. Lovely cotton candy sky photos and I always learn what is going on your district. Yes, internet is having a great influence on our world!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Yoshi

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  16. You are right! These skies are 'tasty' looking, except that one dark, ominous one!! I'm pleased to learn that a full investigation is in the works, and, you know?, I'm kind of glad that those people who carried out this tragic act have to be 'protected'.

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  17. Hi Kahooly. I think we all think that way !!

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  18. Hi Yoshi. Great to hear from you again!!

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  19. Hi BPB, and welcome to the blog.

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  20. Hi Bob and thanks for the praise.

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  21. Wonderful shots of the big puffy clouds. Happy Skywatching!

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  22. Great clouds (I think they are sugar free cotton candy ;-) ) and thanks for the update!

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  23. Beautiful shots. Really look like cotton candies.

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  24. Hi eilenninmd and thanks for the visit.

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  25. Hi Rajesh and thanks for the visit.

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  26. When the page opened and I saw the first image I saw a huge hand coming out of the right reaching for the cloud beside it. :)

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  27. I took a second look and I don't know how I could have missed it in the viewfinder, Carletta

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  28. Being just on the other side of the border, I was horrified to read about the sled dogs on our news. I am glad action is being taken about the situation.

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  29. It is and I for one don't feel too upset about the threats to these sorry creatures, Sally.

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