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Save the Arctic Wilderness from Sarah Palin!
July 28, 2010, 2:50 pm
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Join in demanding freedom for Leonard Peltier!
July 26, 2010, 12:26 pm
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Stop Liz Fowler Action Page:
July 23, 2010, 10:47 pm
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Liz Fowler must not be rewarded for her role in cheating the American people out of a real health care reform bill.

Fighting Wallstreet
July 21, 2010, 4:11 pm
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“Elizabeth Warren has proven that she is willing to stand up to Wall Street on behalf of consumers. Please appoint her to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”

War is not the answer – Art is!
July 19, 2010, 2:10 pm
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News from Pennsylvania
July 11, 2010, 12:40 pm
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Dear Family,

What a beautiful Gathering!

First, and most impressive, zero Forest Service Leo’s onsite the Third, the Fourth, the Fifth or the Sixth of July. Yes, there were the usual stories of intolerable harrassle early on, especially along the roads but something happened, something (no doubt) to do with both our own amazing peaceful behaviour in the face of FS Leo aggression over many years and also to do with the FS Admin and Resource people at last stepping up to do the right thing and pulling these aggressors back.

I don’t know what the mechanism was for that…but something happened. The good guys in the FS finally got up enough steam to stand their ground. My guesses are that either a) the Admin/Resource people took control of the ‘permit’ process and allowed for a working operating plan to stand on its own and/or b) the FS hierarchy did not issue an “Emergency Declaration’ and therefore the Unified Command system [which is the umbrella over the Incident Command that has been harrassing us] didn’t get it’s flood of funding.

We had what folks were calling the ‘Operating Plan from heaven’ – where details were talked over in public meetings right next to Info, an Op Plan where everything made sense, and where the last draft was brought out to the center of main circle and presented to the family openly and consensed to. Just amazing.

Second, the Gathering was beautiful. Young people and old timers all with the best intentions and both traditional and newly creative ideas, all getting along, all sharing and caring for each other and the earth. It was a really clean gathering. Everyone seeming to take care of their trash and recycling. I didn’t see any real messes. I didn’t see any sloppy-clan encampments. The area was relatively bug free, poison ivy free, tick and chigger free. Humid, yes. But lovely morning and evening temperatures. Just right for enjoying the lush green forest. Hemlocks and maples made a charming green shade everywhere. Wildflowers waved in the beezes and many smaller open meadows and woodland clearings were there to set up in…and if you wanted rocks to build with you were limited only by how much you cared to carry.

Third, the Gathering was healthy. I didn’t see any sick people. I’m sure some people out of the 10,000 there must have had some illness. Still there was no sickness spreading thru the camp at all. The water system was much simpler than some of the past few years, so people had to haul more water further, but the in-line-filtered water system really did its job and people stayed healthy.

Fourth, the temper of the Gathering was sweet and loving. It was like basking in waves of kindness. People helping each other, kitchens helping each other. Mutual support everywhere.

The Fourth of July Silence was deep and long. Late in the morning kids (and parents) from D-camp made a disturbance, threw some firecrackers. One kid was grabbed and bit the Shanti Sena who tried to stop it. There was a bunch of yelling. Things quieted down again and some self-appointed ‘prophets’ began mouthing off about their own versions of the future. But that too passed and in a great redemptive moment the Kids Parade entered in silence and for the longest time spiraled in among We The People to the center of our sweet circle. That was profoundly beautiful, proving once again that Kids Save the Day.

Well, those are my four brief reports. It was the shortest period of time I’ve been to any Gathering that I’ve gone to. And one of the most fun. I came in with a backpack instead of a trailer-full of gear. So I spent more time bopping around and less time setting up and taking down!

Here are a few more instants from the “PA again Twenty-ten” [That’s Babz’ nickname for it] Gathering:

Fire twirlers around the main meadow after dark on The Fourth.

A big area that was laid with flat rocks so the huge drum circle could dance and pound without tromping the earth – and wow did that project the sound of the drums.

Children wading gleefully in the gentle creeks.

The “Green Man” theater at Granola Funk – tho it looked more like a huge Green Dragon to most of us. Fiddle and Cello and Mime and Rounds and more acts than you can list.

Diamond Dave, mayor of Haight Street, hosting the 12th annual spoken word at PopKorner.

Tipis scattered in the shade, not baking out in the sun in a circle.

PA State Police on horseback taking pictures with family and the kids petting the horses – in and out of the Gathering without incident.

The Lovin’ Ovens, ahh the ovens, excellent as ever, feeding rolls to the main circle in uncountable numbers and making Danish and Pizzas till the wee hours o’ the morning.

A small council (probably heartsong) going on in the center of Main Meadow on the Fifth and the Sixth.

Mimes, jugglers, troubadors, costumes, banners, flags, pennywhistles, & stars at night.

The geography of the site was pretty complicated to figure out. They said that there was one place where if you started walking in a circle you would eventually come right back to where you started.

I say: The Rainbow isn’t Utopia, but we do have one toe in Utopia.

All love,


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July 4, 2010, 2:18 pm
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BP Oil Dispersant Known Poison!
July 4, 2010, 2:09 pm
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The BP disaster is far worse than we are being allowed to know via mainstream news: The toxic dispersant Corexit is gasifying getting into the atmosphere to return as rain, thus and affecting people, crops, far inland. Corexit is manufactured by a company making huge profits for many admin and other bigwigs, including Warren Buffet, Al Gore, & George Soros – a listing which makes me automatically suspect that this piece may be NeoCon finger-pointing – a side-effect which would unfortunately detract from the main news here regarding the degree of disaster that’s coming. Could it be there’s actually a $$$ reason for NOT stopping the leak? It would explain why neither Sen. Cantwell or Sen. Murray called me back after I left messages with their office staffers that I had a pretty good idea for dealing with the spill – I’ve heard nada despite 3 calls to each. Anyway, the following article with extensive details and links will bring you up to speed on a major disaster and perhaps the most hideous crimes.

Please Respond w/comments, clarifications, esp. if you know of or find any falsifications/errors in this story, as it’s of major importance to let all U.S. citizens know what’s really happening.

Ernie B.

Subject: Coming Soon to a Food Supply Near You

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Coming Soon to a Food Supply Near You
by Nancy Matthis at American Daughter

The toxic chemical dispersant Corexit 9500 was pumped into the Gulf to counter the oil spill. Now it appears to have gassified, entered the atmosphere, and rained down on inland farmers, damaging crops and killing songbirds:

One month ago, on May 24, The European Union Times wrote about a report prepared by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources for President Medvedev — Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America:

A dire report prepared for President Medvedev by Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources is warning … that the British Petroleum (BP) oil and gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico is about to become the worst environmental catastrophe in all of human history threatening the entire eastern half of the North American continent with “total destruction”. Russian scientists are basing their apocalyptic destruction assessment due to BP’s use of millions of gallons of the chemical dispersal agent known as Corexit 9500 which is being pumped directly into the leak of this wellhead over a mile under the Gulf of Mexico waters and designed, this report says, to keep hidden from the American public the full, and tragic, extent of this leak that is now estimated to be over 2.9 million gallons a day.

The dispersal agent Corexit 9500 is a solvent originally developed by Exxon and now manufactured by the Nalco Holding Company of Naperville, Illinois that is four times more toxic than oil….

A greater danger involving Corexit 9500, and as outlined by Russian scientists in this report, is that with its 2.61ppm toxicity level, and when combined with the heating Gulf of Mexico waters, its molecules will be able to “phase transition” from their present liquid to a gaseous state allowing them to be absorbed into clouds and allowing their release as “toxic rain” upon all of Eastern North America. Even worse, should a Katrina like tropical hurricane form in the Gulf of Mexico while tens of millions of gallons of Corexit 9500 are sitting on, or near, its surface the resulting “toxic rain” falling upon the North American continent could “theoretically” destroy all microbial life to any depth it reaches resulting in an “unimaginable environmental catastrophe” destroying all life forms from the “bottom of the evolutionary chart to the top”….By June 10 the San Fransico Chronicle reported crop damage — BP oil spill Corexit dispersants suspected in widespread crop damage:

….It seems like damage brought by the oil gusher has spread way beyond the ocean, coastal areas and beaches. Collateral damage now appears to include agricultural damage way inland Mississippi. A mysterious “disease” has caused widespread damage to plants from weeds to farmed organic and conventionally grown crops. There is very strong suspicion that ocean winds have blown Corexit aerosol plumes or droplets and that dispersants have caused the unexplained widespread damage or “disease”….The warning on the Corexit 9500 label is clear enough:

“Keep container tightly closed. Do not get in eyes, on skin, on clothing. Do not take internally. Avoid breathing vapor. Use with adequate ventilation. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap and water. Wear suitable protective clothing.”Now the stuff is raining down on us!

It has been well-known in the oil industry since the 1980s that oil-eating microbes can clean up the oil with no lasting environmental impact. They were developed at the behest of the Texas Land Office and the Texas Water Commission, and used successfully in 1990 to clean up a large oil spill in Galveston

(see Business Insider — An Oil-Eating Microbe That’s Been Around Since 1989 Could Single-Handedly Clean Up BP’s Entire Oil Spill).

So why is Corexit 9500 being used in the Gulf of Mexico? Back on May 30 blogger Jo Anne Mor published a Bombshell Exposé based on meticulous and lengthy research that she had performed showing that Democrat party bigwigs including Warren Buffett, Maurice Strong, Al Gore, and George Soros reaped huge profits from the sale of Corexit. Not only that, but her findings show that some increased their holdings preceeding the disaster:

There is big money and even bigger players in this scam. While they are letting the oil blow wide open into the Gulf, the stakes and profit rise. The Dolphins, Whales, Manatees, Sea Turtles and fish suffocate and die. The coastal regions, salt marshes, tourist attractions and the shore front properties are being destroyed, possibly permanently. The air quality is diminished. The Gulf of Mexico fishing industry is decimated. All to create a need for their expensive and extremely profitable poison. By now an outraged public has become aware of the microbes, which were warehoused in large quantities and available for use in the Gulf. But it is too late to use them now that Corexit has depleted the oxygen in the water. The microbes need oxygen to live long enough to eat the oil. The European Union Times report sums it up best:

…the greatest lesson to be learned by these Americans is that their government-oil industry cabal has been just as destructive to them as their government-banking one, both of which have done more to destroy the United States these past couple of years than any foreign enemy could dare dream was possible. But to their greatest enemy the Americans need look no further than their nearest mirror as they are the ones who allowed these monsters to rule over them in the first place.

H/T: Serg N of Common Sense Patriots Related reading: JoAnneMor — Bombshell exposé. The real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico. [Note: Jo Anne Mor represents the best of the Blogosphere, an ordinary blogger whose dedicated work uncovers hidden evils that endanger us and makes them public knowledge.]

The Next Right — BP’s strange Democrat bedfellows
One of the top media consultants for British Petroleum gave free rent to a politician who became White House Chief of Staff. And, no, this was not Karl Rove giving a freebie to Andy Card. No, the recipient of the favor was Rahm Emanuel and the benefactor was Stanley Greenberg.