Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekend Reflection:

This post is about if you are passionate about an issue, do something about it.

The first issue is my personal appeal. I am the self appointed spokes person for bereaved parents, For every 1000 babies born in New Zealand, eight will be stillborn. One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Nearly 600 babies are stillborn or die within 28 days of birth in New Zealand every year. 4 days left to vote for this cause. I am trying to make more awareness of the plight of this poor group of people.

So please, vote for my story. There are only 4 days left. one vote per day per IP address.

Vote for my story, you can vote once a day. Voting finishes on November 15th. Thanks.

We are having our general election in a few weeks. The Greenpeace is making a stand against deep sea drilling.
The run aground tanker Rena off our coast reminded us all how damaging an oil spill can be, and how ill-prepared NZ is to cope with even a small spill - let alone a disaster like the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon blowout.

As the toxic oil washed ashore we heard Prime Minister John Key claim that there is no connection between the Rena spill and his Government's plans for risky deep sea oil drilling.

But clearly, if the deep sea drilling goes ahead and there is an accident, there would be many similarities. Oil in the water, oil on the beaches, dead and dying sea birds, poisoned seafood and huge expense to the taxpayer. Just like the Rena only on a much more devastating scale.

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Betsy Banks Adams said...

Good luck with your 'passion' Ann... You can be a huge help to others who are going through or have gone through something similar to what you went through... God Bless...

We have the same situation here: Environmentalists vs. Union jobs.... Our President does what he always does: he punts!!!! Doesn't make any decisions one way or the other... NO LEADERSHIP here at all.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Amen to this cause!!!

Ebie said...

Great cause Ann, I am there to vote for you!

Reader Wil said...

Your ideas are very important Ann! We all spoil our world even if we do our best to be careful with our heritage : the earth.

Cezar and Léia said...

Good luck Ann!

Meryl said...

Hi Ann.

Responding to your question left in the comments on my post, I was in New Zealand twice - both for 2 and a half weeks (definitely NOT enough). My kids were in New Zealand doing internships (one for a dance and theatre company in Wellington and one for a publisher - Robert Steele(?)- also in Wellington). I did some traveling in and around Auckland, Wellington, the South Island, and even Stewart Island. LOVE the country. If it weren't so far from my home I'd be the a lot more frequently. Not only is it beautiful, the people are just lovely and I find the pace of life to be just right.

Al said...

Good luck with your two causes here Ann, they're both good ones. And yes, my little dog comes with me on every hike and had no trouble with that trail, which mostly avoids the rocks.

genie said...

Ann....I am behind you 110%. My husband and I both feel passionate about this as you do. One of my main passions is NOT to let anyone forget WWI during what time I have left on this earth. That is why my Weekend Reflections dealt with my daddy and his service in that war.Take care and have a good week. genie