"WE KNOW THE TRUTH, NOT ONLY BY THE REASON, BUT ALSO BY THE HEART"
Blaise Pascal
OH YEAH
click on picture & scroll down
EVERYTHING'S GOOD...OH, YEAH, OH, YEAH

Saturday, December 17, 2011

ONE TRIBE, Y'ALL


Man, I'm Love'n This...

Peace



Thursday, December 15, 2011

eXtinction


Summer Rayne Oakes

Born  near Scranton in 1984...
Same age as my oldest daughter...

When I was born,
Nature was already dying.
At the age of five,
Only half of the wetlands in the US remained.
When I was only ten,
Almost half of the world's forests had been destroyed.
By the time I was twenty,
The world's oceans had over 400 dead zones
Where no life could be supported.
When I turned twenty six,
Tens of billions of pollenating insects had died worldwide.
By the time I am forty,
Half of the Amazon Rainforest will be eliminated.
By the time I am fifty,
Lions will be extinct in the wild.
By the time I am sixty,
Many of the world's glaciers will have disappeared.
By the time I am seventy,
Ninety five percent of the world's coral reefs will have died off.
By the time I am eighty,
Two billion people will not have access to clean water.
By the time I am ninety,
Nine billion people will live on the planet,
It would take three entire Earths to sustain them,
We will not even have one.
By the time I leave this Earth,
The Nature I knew and loved,
Will be gone.


"And our small planet, at this moment, here we face a critical branch-point in the history. What we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the destiny of our descendants. It is well within our power to destroy our civilization, and perhaps our species as well.
But, we are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet. To enhance enormously our understanding of the Universe, 
and to carry us to the stars."
Carl Sagan

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FRACK THE SRBC


SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION

Commission Meeting and Public Hearing

Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 am

Best Western East Mountain Inn & Suites
2400 East End Boulevard - Route 115
Wilkes Barre, PA

Public Hearing agenda includes 
26 applications for water withdrawals:
By the Frackers
For the Frackers
& Only the Frackers

SRBC Notice - HERE

Further Information and Talking Points:

Susquehanna River Sentinel - HERE & HERE
Protecting Our Waters - HERE

EVERY PERSON COUNTS, SO...
PLEASE

IN THE MEANTIME...

469 DAYS
AND METHANE IS STILL BUBBLING AWAY

Bubbling Videos on Dear Susquehanna - HERE

IN THE MEANTIME...

Bradford County has become a...

TOTAL SACRIFICE ZONE
Bradford County current and proposed gas lines and ancillary infrastructure.

TAKE A HARD LOOK...

Inquirer Map - HERE

Inquirer Deep Drill Series - HERE


IN THE MEANTIME...

From Sandra Steingraber, 
Selected quotes from recent interview:
Note: Sandra won the $100,000 Heinz Award 
for significant achievements benefiting the environment.

"$100,000 is NOTHING to the big boys in the corporate natural gas world. The only way money will work if it will also embolden others to do big things."

"We’re at the 11th hour now. The moratorium was here before, but now that's over.  Now is the time if you don’t want to be fracked. As a cancer survivor, whatever money I have ends up going into paying medical bills. When you live in an area surrounded by frackers, what point is it to even try to do that if the water, air, community, etc., will be gone and destroyed and the area becomes a toxic wasteland?

"So, what better use of money than to defend and protect this place? I couldn’t think of better thing to do, with even more of a public platform, to highlight lunacy of fracking. I want others to feel that they shouldn’t give up before they start the fight. Self-defeatism is what’s beating us — learned helplessness — beats us even more than the formidable power of natural gas industry.
"Whatever I can do to get people out of that place — if you want to be the hero, now’s 
your chance. I hope to use the money to open up space for speech, and not silence."

YEAH SANDRA


Full Interview - HERE

BE SEEING YOU...
AT THE HEARING

John Seller Map - 1690

Saturday, November 12, 2011

20,000 FRACKING GAS WELLS IN THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN ?

Fracking is not a word - Fracking is a Beast

DON'T DRILL THE DELAWARE

Delaware River Basin Water Supply Hangs in Balance
 as Delaware River Basin Commission Prepares to Vote
 on Revised Gas Drilling and Fracking Regulations November 21

Over 10,000 people circled the White House 
to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline

Can't we have more than 10,000 people 
circle the Trenton War Memorial 
to protest fracking in the 
Delaware River Basin?


Josh Fox is a Miracle

“It is unthinkable, reprehensible and indefensible for the Delaware River Basin Commission to issue regulations that would allow for large scale fracking in the Delaware River Basin. It is an act that betrays the DRBC’s mission to protect the Delaware River, the source of drinking water for 15 million people, and borders on the criminally negligent.  This is truly a “watershed” moment for President Obama as it is becoming clearer that the administration will have the deciding vote on the issue." Josh Fox

Save the Delaware River - HERE

Delaware Riverkeeper - HERE

Protecting Our Waters - HERE


"Water runs so deep,
Deep as all my pain,"
Down by the river, honey
Lord, can I be saved?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

#15O - 15OCTOBER - OCCUPY ALL


WAKE UP 



TODAY IS THE DAY



FIND YOUR VOICE



STAND


Friday, October 14, 2011

#OWS - OCCUPY & SING & FLY


LIBERTY PLAZA - 7 AM


YOU A LOVE


THE TIME IS NOW

Fly Away - Ramneek Narang (fineartamerica)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

#OWS - PERCOLATING


(Take That Red Pill)
















What Does
OCCUPY WALL STREET
Have to Do With Fracking?


TAKE THE RED PILL
&
STAY TUNED


GET WITH IT

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CLIMATE REALITY: THE FAT LADY & THE FAN


REALITY IS NOT AN OPTION


Live Streaming
Tonight - 7pm Eastern Time




Al Gore last night on The Colbert Report

Watch on TV
 Tomorrow Night
7pm Eastern Time
Current TV - HERE



Sunday, August 28, 2011

"IF WE DO NOTHING...

...IT'LL ALL BE GONE"

Meet Ta'Kaiya Blaney


Shallow waters I can’t see
Your clear waves lapping at my feet
The lifeless ocean, black not blue
I didn’t help, but deep down I knew

Shallow waters I used to see
Dolphins playing in front of me
The seaweed swaying keeping time
Tidal rhythms, laugh not cry

Oh-oh, Oh-oh
Why do tears fall from the sky
Oh-oh, Oh-oh
We giving up, please tell me why?
Remember the salty ocean breeze
Used to build castles on the beach
Mushing around in the summer heat
Now it’s just oil up to our knees
Bring back the days we used to care
When all of these troubles were not there
A cry for help, this is my song
If we do nothing, it’ll all be gone

photo by Black Jack's Carol

In shallow waters I can’t see
The wondrous life God created to be
The tankers and pipelines keep coming through
I turned my head and so did you

photo by Black Jack's Carol

Come with me to the emerald sea
Where black gold spills into my ocean dream
Nothing ever found, no life is around
It’s just the sound of morning in the air
Silence everywhere

What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands
Yes Magazine - HERE

Why Enbridge is Afraid of Ta'Kaiya Blaney
Greenpeace - HERE

Ta'Kaiya Blaney and Some Thoughts About Earth Day
bikesbirdsnbeasts - HERE

Young Inspiration!
We Are PowerShift - HERE

A cry for help this is my song


If we do nothing, it’ll all be gone
Shallow waters I can’t see
Your clear waves lapping at my feet

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TAR SANDS ACTION - DAYS 2&3


"52 more protesters were just reported arrested at the ongoing civil disobedience outside of the White House, bringing the tally to 162 arrested over three days. A diverse group of activists are gathered there to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would inextricably hook the U.S. up to the dirtiest fuel source on the planet: Canada's tar sands.
If the U.S. government approves the pipeline, preeminent climatologist James Hansen says that it will be "game over" for the global climate."
treehugger - HERE

"The Park Police decided to hold 50 protesters from Saturday's civil disobedience against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until Monday. They said this was to "deter future participants" in the protests, possibly at the request of the White House according to Ted Glick. The deterrent failed: 52 more protesters were arrested Monday, the third day of the protests, and this will continue as planned all the way to September 3!"



"I'm a little tired and a lot hungry..
but more than that...
I'm happy as can be"

FRACTIVIST ALERT...

TXSharon of Bluedaze arrived in Washington last night.
She'll be arrested today along with Margot Kidder, Tantoo Cardinal and 50 others.
Many have travelled a long way to stand up against the Oiligarchy.
Texas Sharon,
Not Brave, Just Pissed Off
Bluedaze Drilling Reform

"I'm really sick of our government being run by oil companies and banks
I would like to see one politician stand up in the face of all the campaign money... and say i'm going to do what's right
I'm counting on Obama to stand up finally and do the right thing
I worked for months to get that man elected...it's time for him to do what he said he was going to do"
Margot Kidder
"I knew that land before that big bowl was there"
Tantoo Cardinal

THEY ALL GIVE A DAMN

HOW ABOUT YOU?

"Allow me to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket"
Captain Jack Sparrow
Sharon Wilson & Smokey

Sunday, August 21, 2011

TAR SANDS ACTION - DAY 1

photo by tarsandsaction

Keystone XL Pipeline
2 Week Washington Protest
68 Arrested on First Day

"This Was a Powerful Day"
"The only thing we need in here
is more company...
We don't need your sympathy...
We need your company."
Bill McKibben message from jail

CTV News Video Clips:

There has been no US MSM coverage so far.
Hmm...maybe when Mark Ruffalo is arrested.

"People will be held till Monday in effort to deter more protests. The Police do not want the civil disobedience to continue
when the new memorial is dedicated
to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr."
Daily Kos - HERE


"The World Could Change This Month"
Joe Orso, LaCrosse Tribune - HERE

STOP THE PIPELINE!
Tar Sands Action - HERE

DREAM OF LIFE


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

PEAK FRACKING & HAPPY TALK


"It seemed like a magical thing"

James Howard Kunstler talks about the shale gas scam
on the Keiser Report


"The story has been going around for the past year that there's a hundred years of shale gas out there."

"After the initial production the flows fell off very dramatically."

"They front loaded the shale gas plays with high expectations."

"They played upon the american public's wish that we would have endless energy."

"It's a dodge; just another thing that allows americans to not pay attention to the changes we have to make in the way we live."

Keiser Report: Peak Everything - HERE

James Howard Kunstler - HERE





Wednesday, July 27, 2011

THE COURAGE TO STOP PRETENDING

Portrait by Americans Who Tell The Truth

"...those who write the rules are those who profit from the status quo.  If we want to change that status quo, we might have to work outside of those rules because the legal pathways available to us have been structured precisely to make sure we don't make any substantial change."

If you don't know about Tim DeChristopher...
You Should
He's gone to jail...
For You

"I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me"
“At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow.”
Tim's address to the court - HERE

“I’m happier than I’ve ever been.”
Yes Magazine - HERE and HERE

"Tim DeChristopher is going to jail.
Now it's our turn."
Bill McKibben
Tar Sands Action - HERE

"Once in a while, the moral insanity of the world we live in reveals itself to anyone who cares to look."
Rolling Stone - HERE and HERE

"This hero didn't stand a chance."
"His prosecution is evidence that our moral order has been turned upside down."
Truthdig - HERE


"We have the challenge
of maintaining our humanity"
"We're not going to meet it
in a convenient way"
"From now on our movement
needs to take a stand"


IT'S NOT DARK YET
BUT IT'S GETTING THERE

Sincere Thanks to everyone from around the world
who have continued to visit in my absence.
It's good to be back - be seeing you.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

RIVER

Susquehanna River near Shickshinny, PA  c1900

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known"
 winnie the pooh


The River Runs Through Us All


Wake Up Wilkes Barre 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

DARK FRACKING SHADOWS


Mythical devil of the ever-present laws
Governing blindness, blindness and sight


Every picture has its shadows
And it has some source of light
Blindness, blindness and sight
The perils of benefactors
The blessings of parasites
Blindness, blindness and sight
Threatened by all things
Devil of cruelty
Drawn to all things
Devil of delight
Mythical devil of the ever-present laws
Governing blindness, blindness and sight

Suntans in reservation dining rooms
Pale miners in their lantern rays
Night, night and day
Hostage smile on presidents
Freedom scribbled in the subway
It's like night, night and day
Threatened by all things
God of cruelty
Drawn to all things
God of delight
Mythical god of the everlasting laws
Governing day, day and night

Critics of all expression
Judges in black and white
Saying it's wrong, saying it's right
Compelled by prescribed standards
Or some ideals we fight
For wrong, wrong and right
Threatened by all things
Man of cruelty-mark of Cain
Drawn to all things
Man of delight-born again, born again
Man of the laws, the ever-broken laws
Governing wrong, wrong and right
Governing wrong, wrong and right
Wrong and right

Friday, June 10, 2011

JUICY DELICIOUS NATURAL GAS


Wash your vegetables
&
Grill them at the same time


Kerosene
Benzene
Toluene

How many of those can I feed my toddler?
Cause it's perfectly safe, right?

 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

AUSSIES SHOW HOW TO FIGHT FRACKING


"MAKE NO MISTAKE
THIS IS NOT THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES
THIS IS THE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES"


COAL SEAM GAS IN AUSTRALIA

"THE FIGHT FOR FRESH WATER.
OUR GOVERNMENT HAS BETRAYED US.
THE DEALS ARE DONE.
THE ONLY DEFENSE WE HAVE NOW...
...IS THE PEOPLE.
NO MORE PETITIONS...
NO MORE COMMITTEES...
NO MORE DENIAL...
TIME TO ACT.
EDUCATE YOURSELF.
EDUCATE OTHERS.
TAKE TO THE STREETS.
MAKE SOME NOISE.
LOCK THE GATE.
BUILD AN ARMY.
PUT UP SIGNS.
PAINT THE ROADS.
BLOCK THE TRUCKS.
STOP THE DRILLS.
RESCUE OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE."

AND THEY ARE...

May 29, 2011

May 31, 2011

April 13, 2011

March 15, 2011

What are we doing?
Can we rally 3000 protesters?
Will we risk arrest?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Our Dreamworld Must End

THE TIME IS NOW
STAND UP
STOP THE DRILLS