"WE KNOW THE TRUTH, NOT ONLY BY THE REASON, BUT ALSO BY THE HEART"
Blaise Pascal
OH YEAH
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CARRY ON...CARRY ON...CARRY ON...YEAH

Friday, December 31, 2010

THEY ARE HERE


THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE

BUT NEVER QUITE LIKE THIS

AND NOW THEY WANT MORE


I'm waiting for the world to change
Turn around, change the way
We breed ignoration of beauty and creation
A non stop battle with life in the saddle
Could it be, could it only be
The things that have been left to bleed
Tell me now with all honesty
This precious world of yours is free

And if you see me staring
You know that I'm not here
I'm searching for reasons to overcome the fear
They're here, they're here, around me
He stands, he stands, beside me
Could it be could it only be

Competing with the loud demands
See the sights and hear the sounds
Of desperation of war and creation
The earth must cost and now we're faking
Could it be, could it only be
Chances slip through our fingertips
Tell me the earth turns for the worse
I'll tell your words are not the first

And if you see me staring
You know that I'm not here
I'm searching for reasons to overcome the fear
They're here, they're here, around me
He stands, he stands, beside me
Could it be could it only be


PREPARE YOURSELVES

Thursday, December 30, 2010

CLIMATE CHANGE & CONGRESS CHANGE


Last night on
The Rachel Maddow Show

A Most Excellent Segment
With Executive Producer Bill Wolff

Which connects the recent snowstorm to...
Climate change denial to...
Fox News to...
The Wall Street Journal to...
Republican Representative Fred Upton to...
Tim Phillips to...
Americans for Prosperity to...
David Koch

Which brings us to...

Gobs & Gobs of Money
and
Gobs & Gobs of Pollution
and
Gobs & Gobs of Trouble Ahead


As of the most recent Forbes 400
The Koch Brothers are EACH worth

21.5 Billion Dollars

EACH


Wake Up

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

RIDING LIGHT


RIDING ON A PHOTON

“Uncanny as they are, the basic features of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity have worked their way into our common stock of knowledge. The speed of light – 186,000 miles a second – is an unvarying constant, and everything else in the physical universe adjusts to it. Seated in their stalled cars at a railroad crossing, impatient drivers see the train whizzing past them, while its passengers see the cars flying past their windows in the opposite direction. That relativity concerns space; but physics locks space, time, and matter together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, so the relativity just mentioned turns up in time and matter as well. If you are hurtling through space, time (your watch) slows down. On a bicycle the slowing is unnoticeable, but if you flew a trillion miles in a fighter plane and landed at six in the evening according to your watch, the clocks in the airport you departed from would read seven. And the closer your plane came to traveling at 186,000 miles per second, the slower its clocks would run, until (if that speed were reached) the plane’s clocks would stop. As for matter, the mass of an object that is in motion increases until, should it attain the speed of light, that mass would be infinite as measured by an unmoving observer.

“Now let us spin all this around and look at it from light’s point of view. Imagine yourself sitting on a particle. On that single “piece” (or quantum) of light you are going nowhere. You are weightless. There is neither time nor space, nor are there separated events. If from the earth it is one hundred light-years to a star, from your position on your quantum of light the star and earth are not separated at all. Moreover, it would seem as if the world were pouring out of you, you and your fellow photons, because light creates. It pumps power into the spatio-temporal world.”
Huston Smith


YOU ARE GOING NOWHERE
YOU ARE WEIGHTLESS
THERE IS NEITHER TIME NOR SPACE
NOR ARE THERE SEPARATED EVENTS
IT WOULD SEEM AS IF
THE WORLD WERE POURING OUT OF YOU
BECAUSE LIGHT CREATES


AND TURN IT UP

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A SEAT AT THE FRACKING TABLE

The Inquirer - Sunday, December 26, 2010

"And then there's Christine Toretti, another frequent GOP donor who is CEO of S.W. Jack Drilling Co. Her firm is heavily involved with drilling for natural gas in the state's Marcellus Shale Region. Corbett opposes a sensible effort to impose a wellhead tax, as have all orther gas-producing states.
"Corbett named Toretti cochair of his transition team. She donated more than $127,000 to his campaign, including air transportation, lodging costs, and a single check last August for $75,000.
"A spokesman for Corbett said there's no correlation between giving large amounts of cash to the campaign and being chosen to serve on the transition team. And Team Corbett may believe that.
"The message...is clear. Large campaign checks buy a seat at the table. And a seat at the table is the best way to get your fill."

Inquirer Editorial - HERE

John Cole, The Times-Tribune

"This is gonna get ugly."  Kayak Dude

SONGS ARE SUSTAINABLE


IN THESE TIMES
Joan Armatrading
And though my eyes are so polluted
By the sight of lost desires
Good to have you in these times

TALKIN BOUT A REVOLUTION
Tracy Chapman
Don't you know you're
Talking about a Revolution
It sounds like a whisper

Just for fun: In 1974 I took my babe to see Melissa Manchester at a small club in Philadelphia. Out came her opening act - a small fellow we had never heard of all dressed up as a clown...???
He was Fantastic.
Thankfully, there is a video record of Leo on that tour. Here are a few of his songs.

TOMORROW
Leo Sayer
Tomorrow you'll wake up
In a new life
And start all over again

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

GIVING IT ALL AWAY

THE INNOCENT BYSTANDER

Still Astonishing

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM FRACKED


be seeing you

DROP BY DROP


You're livin' a dream,
wo you on top
My mind is achin',
Lord it won't stop
That's how it happens,
livin' life by the drop

Stevie Ray Vaughan


PEACE EVERYONE

Thursday, December 23, 2010

GIVING DIFFERENT THINGS


HERE'S ONE THING


HERE'S ANOTHER THING

ALL KINDS OF THINGS TO GIVE
OH, YEAH...


All my holiday money has gone to Malawi: Kids In Need of Desks
KIND - HERE

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

NEW "FRACKING" POLLS


Released Today

"Fracking" and Clean Water:
Survey of Residents
Pennsylvania
New York
United States

Surveys conducted for the Civil Society Institute
by infogroup/OPR
Survey reports are detailed & extensive

PENNSYLVANIA
"A survey conducted November 26-30, 2010 of 403 Pennsylvania residents shows that the issue of hydraulic fracturing (known as "fracking") is already a major concern as it relates to drinking water safety.With levels of general awareness and concern higher than the national average, the survey also finds that Keystone State residents of all political persuasions prefer to see clean energy development that protects water supplies over traditional fossil fuel production."
CSI PA Headline - HERE
PA pdf Report - HERE

NEW YORK
"A survey conducted November 26-30, 2010 of 838 New York State residents shows that the issue of hydraulic fracturing (known as "fracking") is already a major concern as it relates to drinking water safety, though awareness in New York City trails the rest of the state.At the same time concerns about fracking in terms of a possible danger to drinking water is higher than the national levels among New York State and New York City residents who are already aware of the issue."
CSI NY Headline - HERE
NY pdf Report - HERE

UNITED STATES
"A survey of 1,012 Americans conducted November 26-28, 2010 shows that the issue of hydraulic fracturing (known as "fracking") is emerging as a concern as it relates to drinking water safety.The survey also finds that Americans of all political persuasions prefer to see clean energy development that protects water supplies over traditional fossil fuel production."
CSI US Headline - HERE
US pdf Report - HERE

Civil Society Institute - HERE
CSI News Conference Audio - HERE
infogroup/ORC - HERE

Offered only for your consideration.
I have not yet thoroughly examined the surveys
or the orginizations involved and can offer 
no opinion or comment at this time.
Thought they might be of interest,
or maybe even importance???
We can hope.

Be Seeing You

Monday, December 20, 2010

CIRCLE OF OUR UNDERSTANDING


The circle of our understanding
Is a very restricted area
Except for a limited number
Of strictly practical purposes
We do not know what we are doing:
And even, when you think of it,
We do not know much about thinking.
What is happening outside of the circle?
And what is the meaning of happening?
What ambush lies beyond the heather
And behind the Standing Stones?
Beyond the Heaviside Layer
And behind the smiling Moon?
And what is being done to us?
And what are we, and what are we doing?
To each and every one of these questions
There is no conceivable answer.
T.S. Eliot

The Talking Heads
You may ask yourself
Am I right?... Am I wrong?
You may say to yourself
My God!... what have I done?

INTO THE BLUE AGAIN...
INTO THE SILENT WATER

Saturday, December 18, 2010

FRACKED AU QUÉBEC


I DON'T SPEAK FRENCH
YET...
WHEN ANYONE PROTESTS

THE SHIT THAT IS SHALE GAS

I UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD

SHIT le gaz de schiste

Gaz de schiste: Wo!

Vulgaire Gaz de Schiste


WHERE IS THE HARMONY?

Linda Charles
SWEET HARMONY

Elvis Costello
So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.
'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away
just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?
Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?
Ohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

just makes me wanna cry

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DREAMING GREEN ON EARTH


DREAMING IS FREE

video
Blondie - 1979

Dream dream, even for a little while
Dream dream, filling up an idle hour
Fade away, radiate
I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own
Something you can have and hold
I'd build a road in gold just to have some dreaming
Dreaming is free
Dreaming
Dreaming is free
Dreaming
Dreaming is free


DREAM GREEN

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CANCUN: MAKING IT HAPPEN


2010 UNITED NATIONS
CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE

November 29 - December 10
Cancun, Mexico

Make It Happen from Know Studio on Vimeo.

350.org - HERE
Democracy Now - HERE
Scientific American - HERE
Huffington Post - HERE

WHAT WILL YOU DO?


DO SOMETHING!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

DELAWARE RIVER GETS FRACKED BY DRBC


Delaware River Basin Commission
Releases Draft Regulations

BOHICA EVERYBODY

Channel 34 Binghamton
video

DRBC Press Release - HERE
At a Glance Fact Sheet - HERE
Full Text - HERE

Laura Legere Report - HERE
NY Times Green - HERE

"The Commission will be the leader in protecting, enhancing, and developing the water resources of the Delaware River Basin for present and future generations."
Yeah, right

DRBC Vision Statement - HERE
Sure thing Carol

I smell something
$$$$$$$$$$
You smell it too?
$$$$$$$$$$

MUCH, MUCH, MORE TO COME


COUNT ON IT

Friday, December 10, 2010

STAND


The time has come my friend,
We must be one my friend,
If we're to make it till the end.
The quake upon the land,
Has cracked the hourglass,
It's quickly spilling all its sand.

Stand!
 
video
Frank Marino

TOO FRACKED TODAY


MEANWHILE...

FROM THE FRACKED ARCHIVES

AN OLD FASHIONED FABLE...

video

IT'S ALL TOO MUCH
video

BE SEEING YOU

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WIKI-FRAC-TIOUS


WE ARE ANONYMOUS

"Operation Payback (is a bitch),
this is the Internet, we run this.
An open message from Anonymous
to the governments of the world and their legal leeches
regarding the motivation of the cyber protests."


"We Are Anonymous,
We Are Legion And Divided By Zero.
We Do Not Forgive Internet Censorship
 And We Do Not Forget Free Speech.
We Are Over 9000,
Expect Us!"

Huffington Post - HERE
YaleLawTech - HERE

Strange Days Indeed

(I was born on Guy Fawkes Day - yikes)

JOHN LENNON - IN REMEMBRANCE


Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Strange days indeed

Most peculiar momma

ROLL

video


"John loved and prayed for the human race.
Please pray the same for him."
Yoko
Birthday Post - HERE