I have experienced two minor earthquakes in my life. The first one was in Oregon when I was 10 years old. We were visiting my grandparents. The house shook and I thought my grandpa hit the house with his car, but I looked around and he was in the house. I asked “what was that?” My grandmother said it was a little earthquake.

The second one was in Oklahoma, a few miles south of Muskogee, Okla. My husband, I and another person were sitting in chairs in the front room when it felt like there was nothing under the house. It only lasted for maybe 4 to 6 seconds. My husband asked, “What was that?” I told him it was an earthquake.

The proposed pipeline through the middle of the U.S. will prove to be the worst thing ever. They could not keep the pipeline through Alaska from leaking. One of the builders said, “You cannot make a pipeline that won’t leak.”

Every continent on this planet moves. Remember what happened with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, California earthquakes and the BP oil spill along the mid-southern area and the species that might not survive. I would not eat anything from that coastline.

Then there are Japan’s nuclear reactors that exploded; their people are dealing with that again. Nobody seems to remember Nagasaki and Hiroshima when the U.S. bombed during World War II.

 Continents always have moved. Everything that goes up comes down again. Sometimes slowly; often with a “big bang.”

Native Americans believe that all things on this planet have life.

The Mayan calendar ends December 2012. It does not mean the end of mankind. It just means that a big change is coming.

The planet cannot sustain life as the number of people has increased to the point there is not enough food.

If our Heartland is lost under a flood of oil, there cannot be enough food for anyone.

Politicians only care how much money they can hide under the table. Paid under the table is worldwide.

Our representatives don’t seem to care about the people anymore. Look at the bills they already have passed. They don’t care about anyone — the poor, unemployed, elderly and those who cannot support their families. Their attitude says “to hell” with those who keep trying to survive.

Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Floods. Nuclear meltdowns and explosions. War. Slave labor.

These are many species that have died out. Many will soon be gone.

 — Judith Bell, Ottawa