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What Happens When Epic Fires Meet Milennial Pipelines?...Guess We'll Find Out...

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 05/19/2014
This past Saturday drew people of conscience all sorts of them, all united in theeir oppsition to the Keystone XL.  The message from the crowd gathered at  Deering Oaks Park on Saturday morning, urged, demanded that President Obama reject the project.  The protest was part of a “Day of Action Against Dirty Fuels,” a nationwide effort to convince the president that the pipeline would be an environmental calamity. Opponents believe the pipeline represents a shift away from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power.  The message was stark in its funadmental clarity:  Approval of  the pipeline  constitutes a blow efforts to address climate change at a critical turning point; it would set a dangerous precedent; it in no way would increase domestic fuel stores; and of course it pumps more death into our gravely ailing atmosphere .  Portland’s rally was co-sponsored by Sierra Club Maine, 350 Maine, Environment Maine and the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
As the demand within the United States for coal plummets and the domestic price for natural gas drops, companies that have heavily invested in these energy sources have had to scramble to stay financially afloat. The solution they’ve found is to export as much as possible.  The solution that Earth First has found is the Action Camp happening June 2nd to 9th in Maryland.  That takes care of your vacation plans...
In the past three months, at least three different studies and reports have warned that wildfires are getting bigger, that man-made climate change is to blame, and it’s only going to get worse with more fires starting earlier in the year. While scientists are reluctant to blame global warming for any specific fire, they have been warning for years about how it will lead to more fires and earlier fire seasons.  That's the news from the fire science front....but what about the pipelines?  And not only the Keystone XL, America's celebrity spokepipe, across the country, pipelines carrying substance of various degrees of volatility are increasing, like crabgrass on green lawns.  It is only a matter of time before pipe and pyro meet up and the ensuing disaster will be like nothing the nation has ever seen.
How do you feel about the train derailments and the pipeline spills that have been occurring and exploding on an increasingly regular basis all over North America?
There is one thing that is financing all of this and making it possible that these practices not only continue but grow: exports.
As the demand within the United States for coal plummets and the domestic price for natural gas drops, companies that have heavily invested in these energy sources have had to scramble to stay financially afloat. The solution they’ve found is to export as much as possible.  The solution that Earth First has found is the Action Camp happening June 2nd to 9th in Maryland.  That takes care of your vacation plans...
AT&T formally agreed on Sunday to buy DirecTV for about $48 billion, striking yet another transaction meant to overhaul the American telecommunications landscape.
Under the terms of the deal, AT&T will pay about $95 a share in stock and cash. That’s a roughly 10 percent premium to DirecTV’s closing share price on Friday and about 30 percent higher than where the company’s shares were trading before rumors of a deal began to emerge.
 
 
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The Patriot Act Stole My Net Neutrality! And My Right to Protest all Night at the Capitol...

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 05/16/2014
A,  240 Arrested During Protest Blocking the European Business Summit
Brussels- 500 protesters tried to block the “European Business Summit.” The police made dozens of arrests.   About 500 activists of the D1-20 Alliance, which brings together farmers, citizens, workers, unemployed or artists gathered Thursday morning in the center of Brussels. They marched to the Egmont Palace, home of the European Business Summit, via the Boulevard de Waterloo, hoping to block the summit.    The police, backed by riot police, surrounded the protesters and made arrests. The police also used water-cannons. A total of 240 protesters were arrested administratively, said the spokesman of the police zone Brussels Capital Ixelles, Christian De Coninck.
 
 
B,  About 15,000 homes and businesses told to evacuate as wind-lashed wildfire roars through southern California community.   At least two structures burned to the ground and about 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate as a wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a southern California coastal community.   The blaze, which erupted on Wednesday shortly before 11am in Carlsbad, some 40km north of San Diego, quickly became the most pressing battle for crews fighting flames across the region amid soaring temperatures and hot Santa Ana winds.
 
 
C, The Los Angeles Fire Department some Ana winds 3 months early this year, says that what overwhelmed by the arrival of the insidious Santaome area businesses were impacted by the spill, which took place on West San Fernando Road. According to RT.com, gushes of oil was seen spurting straight up into the air, and landing on a local strip club The Gentlemen’s Club, where patrons were evacuated.  
The fire department has yet to reveal which company operates the pipeline. An environmental cleaning company was helping with the cleanup efforts.
 
D,  Fall City, Washington State: Police Seek “Steelhead Bandits” Who Released 25,000 Fish from Washington Hatcher.   Washington state’s five steelhead hatcheries are on high alert after someone broke into a facility overnight and released approximately 25,000 juvenile fish into the Snoqualmie River.
State Fi sh and Wildlife Hatchery managers are concerned it was an act of defiance against a new agreement that sharply curtails the state’s steelhead hatchery program. The agreement resulted from a lawsuit filed by a fish protection group, Wild Fish Conservancy, which accused the State of violating the Endangered Species Act. State Fish and Wildlife Managers agreed to stop planting winter steelhead hatchery fish in all but one river.
 
This set off a wave of criticism by some sport anglers who eagerly await the steelhead runs each year.
 
From the National Weather Service: 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south southwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
. And the Alternative forecast:
 The moon is 16 days old LeafLeaf ScorpioScorpio
Waning gibbous
Synodic:
Now is a good time to sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.
Biodynamic:
Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like
 
, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like
Sidereal:
Moon in Scorpio: An excellent time for planting, germination and strong sturdy growth will result.
A,  240 Arrested During Protest Blocking the European Business Summit
Brussels- 500 protesters tried to block the “European Business Summit.” The police made dozens of arrests.   About 500 activists of the D1-20 Alliance, which brings together farmers, citizens, workers, unemployed or artists gathered Thursday morning in the center of Brussels. They marched to the Egmont Palace, home of the European Business Summit, via the Boulevard de Waterloo, hoping to block the summit.    The police, backed by riot police, surrounded the protesters and made arrests. The police also used water-cannons. A total of 240 protesters were arrested administratively, said the spokesman of the police zone Brussels Capital Ixelles, Christian De Coninck.
 
 
B,  About 15,000 homes and businesses told to evacuate as wind-lashed wildfire roars through southern California community.   At least two structures burned to the ground and about 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate as a wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a southern California coastal community.   The blaze, which erupted on Wednesday shortly before 11am in Carlsbad, some 40km north of San Diego, quickly became the most pressing battle for crews fighting flames across the region amid soaring temperatures and hot Santa Ana winds.
 
 
C, The Los Angeles Fire Department some Ana winds 3 months early this year, says that what overwhelmed by the arrival of the insidious Santaome area businesses were impacted by the spill, which took place on West San Fernando Road. According to RT.com, gushes of oil was seen spurting straight up into the air, and landing on a local strip club The Gentlemen’s Club, where patrons were evacuated.  
The fire department has yet to reveal which company operates the pipeline. An environmental cleaning company was helping with the cleanup efforts.
 
D,  Fall City, Washington State: Police Seek “Steelhead Bandits” Who Released 25,000 Fish from Washington Hatcher.   Washington state’s five steelhead hatcheries are on high alert after someone broke into a facility overnight and released approximately 25,000 juvenile fish into the Snoqualmie River.
State Fi sh and Wildlife Hatchery managers are concerned it was an act of defiance against a new agreement that sharply curtails the state’s steelhead hatchery program. The agreement resulted from a lawsuit filed by a fish protection group, Wild Fish Conservancy, which accused the State of violating the Endangered Species Act. State Fish and Wildlife Managers agreed to stop planting winter steelhead hatchery fish in all but one river.
 
This set off a wave of criticism by some sport anglers who eagerly await the steelhead runs each year.
 
From the National Weather Service: 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south southwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
. And the Alternative forecast:
 The moon is 16 days old LeafLeaf ScorpioScorpio
Waning gibbous
Synodic:
Now is a good time to sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.
Biodynamic:
Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like
 
, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like
Sidereal:
Moon in Scorpio: An excellent time for planting, germination and strong sturdy growth will result.
A,  240 Arrested During Protest Blocking the European Business Summit
Brussels- 500 protesters tried to block the “European Business Summit.” The police made dozens of arrests.   About 500 activists of the D1-20 Alliance, which brings together farmers, citizens, workers, unemployed or artists gathered Thursday morning in the center of Brussels. They marched to the Egmont Palace, home of the European Business Summit, via the Boulevard de Waterloo, hoping to block the summit.    The police, backed by riot police, surrounded the protesters and made arrests. The police also used water-cannons. A total of 240 protesters were arrested administratively, said the spokesman of the police zone Brussels Capital Ixelles, Christian De Coninck.
 
 
B,  About 15,000 homes and businesses told to evacuate as wind-lashed wildfire roars through southern California community.   At least two structures burned to the ground and about 15,000 homes and businesses were told to evacuate as a wind-lashed wildfire roared out of control in the heart of a southern California coastal community.   The blaze, which erupted on Wednesday shortly before 11am in Carlsbad, some 40km north of San Diego, quickly became the most pressing battle for crews fighting flames across the region amid soaring temperatures and hot Santa Ana winds.
 
 
C, The Los Angeles Fire Department some Ana winds 3 months early this year, says that what overwhelmed by the arrival of the insidious Santaome area businesses were impacted by the spill, which took place on West San Fernando Road. According to RT.com, gushes of oil was seen spurting straight up into the air, and landing on a local strip club The Gentlemen’s Club, where patrons were evacuated.  
The fire department has yet to reveal which company operates the pipeline. An environmental cleaning company was helping with the cleanup efforts.
 
D,  Fall City, Washington State: Police Seek “Steelhead Bandits” Who Released 25,000 Fish from Washington Hatcher.   Washington state’s five steelhead hatcheries are on high alert after someone broke into a facility overnight and released approximately 25,000 juvenile fish into the Snoqualmie River.
State Fi sh and Wildlife Hatchery managers are concerned it was an act of defiance against a new agreement that sharply curtails the state’s steelhead hatchery program. The agreement resulted from a lawsuit filed by a fish protection group, Wild Fish Conservancy, which accused the State of violating the Endangered Species Act. State Fish and Wildlife Managers agreed to stop planting winter steelhead hatchery fish in all but one river.
 
This set off a wave of criticism by some sport anglers who eagerly await the steelhead runs each year.
 
From the National Weather Service: 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south southwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
. And the Alternative forecast:
 The moon is 16 days old LeafLeaf ScorpioScorpio
Waning gibbous
Synodic:
Now is a good time to sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.
Biodynamic:
Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like
 
, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like
Sidereal:
Moon in Scorpio: An excellent time for planting, germination and strong sturdy growth will result.
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There's 'Boycott, Sanction, Divest' ...and then there's 'Bomb Gaza's Ark' plus: VBC 2014!

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Thu, 05/01/2014

http://www.gazaark.org/donate/#US That's the Where and the How you can help Gaza's Ark

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The Last Days April in Cascadia: The Planet is on Death Row

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Wed, 04/30/2014
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's audio to fuel your burning interest.  These are the days between Earth Day and May Day, the Global Climate Convergence...and in the middle of it all, Oklahoma stages the King Hell Mother of all botched executions.
Because prison officials  just couldn't get their icey hands on the Good Stuff:  Europeean nations, disgusted by Americans' brutal, barbaric practice, cut off the supply.  Saying: Sorry, Yanks.  We only sell the drugs for legitimate medical purposes.  And Murder is not one of those purposes.
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Hanford: Leaking Space and Time; Native Lands, Indigenous Roads

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 04/16/2014
 
 
From the placid surface of a lake in the woods to Washington DC’s darkened doors, power flows through some fingers but not others.  And money changes hands in a shake. The very notion that indigenous , Original Peoples can be cheated out of land is preposterous: you can’t really lose what’s yours from the  start. But here we are. The president of the Quinault Indian Nation says the tribe has decided to reopen Lake Quinault to nontribal use under new regulations.  The tribe closed the Olympic Peninsula lake last June, citing pollution problems, unsafe activities, invasive species issues and diminished fish runs.
In rolling through reservation lands.Lakota Voice arrived, after being passed by one megaload headed north on Highway 83, a common thoroughfare for semi-trucks traveling from Nebraska.
Gary Dorr, a part of the Oyate Wahacanka Woecun – Shielding the People, and enrolled member of the Nez Perce, was on the scene at the Rosebud Casino gas station. Darwin Spotted Tail, Dustin Running Horse and other members of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate monitored the situation until the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Police arrived
What's Big and rigged and under your skin?   China's economy, that's what.... 
 China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.   The world's second-largest economy grew 7.4 percent from a year earlier in the January-March quarter, down from the previous quarter's 7.7 percent. Thanks to all you WalMart shoppers out there..and you know who you are…
Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.  And there should be concerns.  No evidence to back up claims that NYPD's heavy-handed tactics work.  And plenty of evidence that tracking the daily lives of anyone in America controls anything.  Random acts of volence are - like the weather - more frequent and more extreme.  
And even in the aftermath of surveillance, the fall-out from trial and sentencing, there are still wide open avenues to murder in America:    Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — aren't foolproof.  Two years ago, the pair of registered sex offenders cut the monitors from their ankles, hopped a Greyhound bus from California and holed up in a Las Vegas casino hotel until they were captured two weeks later.  Released again, they were outfitted with new monitors, but, Orange County prosecutors contend, it didn't stop them from raping and killing at least four women.   Investigators said data from the GPS did help them link Cano and Gordon to the killings, and they were charged this week.
Truthdig puts it this way:  “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81 years old. She stands just over 5 feet tall and tips the scales at a hefty 100 pounds. She speaks with what some observers have described as a “tiny” voice laced with a Brooklyn accent. A survivor of both colon and pancreatic cancer, she sits so stooped-shouldered at State of the Union addresses that she seems on the verge of keeling over.It should come as no surprise, then, that Ginsburg is at the center of a roiling debate among left-leaning lawyers, scholars and legal commentators as to whether the time has come for her to retire in order to permit a Democratic president, Barack Obama, to nominate her successor.”
- Spoken like representatives of the over-privileged, white boys’ club (pun entirely intended)  that you without a shadow of a doubt are members (Pun absolutely intended, you pricks…
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Appointment with God: Passport to Hell in the Southern Hemisphere

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 04/11/2014
Appointment with God information and tickets

Ruth Wikler-Luker created and producer Boom Arts and Emily Mendelsohn guest Director 
 
Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say they've narrowed the options for the site's future to two: switching to the federal exchange, or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.
Cover Oregon's interim chief information officer Alex Pettit told board members Thursday that a third option — transferring technology from another state — would be too expensive and take too long.
 
 
Cascadia Forest Defenders, an organization composed of dozens of community volunteers, would like to express our apologies for causing the owners of Seneca Jones timber company, who are some of the richest and most powerful people in Lane County, to feel so bullied.
 
Always thinksing ahead...possibly featheering his bed  - so to speak - n the event that one day his action will catch up with him and he will find himself behind bars instead of in front of them Governor Rick Perry has announced that Texas will not comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Perry claims that reports of sexual abuse behind bars have decreased dramatically with Texas' Safe Prisons Program. Advocates and formerly incarcerated people, however, tell a different story.
At the end of March, Governor Rick Perry announced that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will not comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
 
Ahhh Boston...the  bombing that just keeps going... A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.
Whether information withheld by Russia until after the bombings could have made a difference was not addressed in the unclassified version of the report. Even if the FBI had received details from the Russian wiretaps involving one of the bombing suspects, it's not clear that the U.S. government could have stopped him.
 
,Israelis are cheating the Palestinian people out of their own taxes which are desperately needed to run the country.   It's Israel's ugliest action yet since the U.S. peace talk charade lead by John Kerry.  The talks fool no one.  These negotiations are meaningless because this time around as in the past, the Palestinians keep their promises and abide by the terms of the talks.  As for the Israelis, they continue to violate agreemetnts, continue to build settlements and respond to rocks thrown by children with ware crimes waged  with 21st century weaponry supplied by American  taxpayers.  
 
Environmental and civil society groups today warned the Brazilian regulator of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), CTNBio, not to approve commercial releases of GM mosquitoes in Brazil without full public consultation, access to conclusive field trials data and a post release monitoring plan. The groups cautioned that the consequences for human health and the environment are poorly understood and need to be further studied.
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What is the Sound of a Shite-Hawk's Song? It's 'The Cuban Message Crisis', of course

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 04/09/2014
Earthquakes happen every day
In the past 24 hours, (5 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Tuesday) the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington has recorded 17 earthquakes. The largest was a magnitude 2.4 temblor 40.5 miles southwest of Penticton, British Columbia.
But the 2.4 quake was barely felt -- like most of the 20,000 earthquakes a year documented by the National Earthquake Information Center of the U.S. Geological Survey, or about 55 a day worldwide.
-- USGS
Last month, nonprofit Oregon BEST announced that it and the Portland Development Commission were awarding $150,000 to a Wilsonville company developing drone technology.   And we all know one thing if nothing else about technology: it can start out movng in one direction and switch vectors when the paying pblic least suspects it.
 
Can it really be happening? Could the American workforce be about to receive the shot in the arm it has needed for so long? The government's landmark Americans with Disabilities Act settlement with Rhode Island on Tuesday is expected to move people with profound disabilities out of low-paying jobs in sheltered workshops into the general workforce, a move federal lawyers are calling a blueprint for the nation.
 
Last night former secretary of State Hilary Clinton appealed to the crowd at the Keller Auditorium,  "Don't vote for people who proudly tell you they won't compromise," at the Keller Auditorium that gave her standing ovations at the beginning and end of her speech.  Super-hawk Clinton, is widely considered the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.  he Portland event began a week of speech-making in several West Coast cities while once again turning aside questions about whether she would run again.
Here comes the Climate Convergence Summit: Monday, April 28th Portand Rising Tie and others urge you to put some muscle behind the rhetoric.
 
Think first before you dismiss the iddea all together:  The Josephine County Sheriff's Office is understaffed and desperate for help, so they're mulling whether to turn to local volunteers to help process crime scenes.
If other sentient beings exist somewhere out there they must surely beleive that Planet Earth is the all-time intergalactic reality program. Here's proof:  USAID's secret Cuban Twitter program hired Alen Lauzan Falcon, a Havana-born satirical artist based in Chile, to propose text messages to be sent to Cuban users. Neither Lauzan nor the Cuban subscribers realized the U.S. government was behind ZunZuneo, the social media network.
 “A key goal of USAID’s Cuba program is to break the ‘information blockade’ or promote ‘information sharing’ amongst Cubans and that assistance will include the use or promotion of new ‘technologies’ and/or ‘new media’ to achieve its goals,” USAID suggested. That “goal” was included in Congressional Budget Justifications from 2008 to 2013. But that does not prove that Congress was informed of the specific project or that anyone who found out about the project and requested details was provided with information to conduct oversight.
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The Genetically Modified Future in the USA Patriot Pipeline...

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 04/08/2014
 



Officials at  Legacy Emanuel Hospital had to draft a hurried plan of action to avoid losing Medicare funding after a federal agency determined the hospital failed to thoroughly investigate a series of complaints from patients who accused an emergency room nurse of sex abuse.   The investigation revealed how Legacy Emanuel Medical Center staff repeatedly bungled their handling of the complaints against nurse Jeffrey N. McAllister.
 
The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner's office, which said all but three have been identified.
 
Kansas National Education Association protested the action but GovernorBrownback got what he wanted.
Weekend, overnight exploits by purchased ideologues and rank amateurs in the Kansas State legislature stripped KS public school teachers of due process rights. This will require all teachers to renegotiate their contracts without any union or other support and make them subject to termination if they don’t. Or if administrators randomly feel like it, or are pressured to do so by rank amateurs, apparently.  And there's more where that came from...
 
 
There are a number of plot points in the official Boston Bombing story that refuse to lie flat on the morgues green tiles...In light of recent reports and defense motions, it might be useful to summarize what we know, or think we know, about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
In 2009 a domestic violence complaint de-railed his desire for U.S. citizenship, and may have put him in a position to be coerced into becoming an FBI informant. He admitted to slapping his girlfriend; charges were dropped.
 
Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.
 
When most environmentalists and folks who follow pipeline markets think of TransCanada, they think of the proposed northern half of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Flying beneath the public radar, though, is another TransCanada-proposed pipeline with a similar function as Keystone XL. But rather than for carrying tar sands bitumen to the Gulf Coast, this pipeline would bring to market shale gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”).  Meet TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline System.
Although not actually a new pipeline system, TransCanada wants ANR retooled to serve domestic and export markets for gas fracked from the Marcellus Shale basin and the Utica Shale basin via its Southeast Main Line.   Because of the immense amount of shale gas being produced in the Marcellus and Utica, TransCanada seeks a flow reversal in the Southeast Main Line of its ANR Pipeline System.
TransCanada spokeswoman Gretchen Krueger told DeSmogBlog that ANR’s flow reversal is a “more efficient use of the system based on market demand.”
 
 
President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men.
 
Oklahoma, perhaps the most paradoxical state in the nation.  Defeating an anti Sharia law amendment was the highlight of the past year for an Islamic advocacy group in Oklahoma.
As the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held its annual banquet Saturday, guests celebrated a year of advocacy that was highlighted by the defeat of State Question 755, a amendment to the state constitution approved by voters four years ago.
 
The Fox news emissaries of a faith which teaches "love thy neighbor," spend most of their time bashing anybody and anything deemed anathema to the not so tolerant conservative right. Such was the case, last week, when the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was attacked across a spectrum of Fox News shows because they object to the Islamophobic agenda of those behind a film about domestic violence in Islamic societies. Included in the hate fest were the nice Christians on "The Five" who, once again, spoke of Islam's intolerance. Got Irony?! 
 
The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday begins a series of appearances before lawmakers who are asking questions about his agency's secret "Cuban Twitter," a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island.
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For Whom The Bail Tolls: Why Some Americans Go To Prison and Others Never Do

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 04/07/2014
An Omega Morgan megaload in Idaho. Photo: Jessica Robinson/Northwest News Network

The 'Mega' that we mean when we say 'megaload'...


Forest activist Jeffrey Luers is a changed man…and it hurt.  Today he talks about potential improvements that could be made to the West Third Avenue Alley, in Eugene, Oregon.  Over the weekend a strange article, a ‘megarticle’, so to speak, bubbled up out of the primal porridge.  In the piece, Luers says his experiences during the forest protests included being struck with clubs by U.S. Forest Service officers while he manned a barricade.  He said his disillusionment grew when he felt his peaceful attempts at making reforms were thwarted.
“So, ultimately, I ended up escalating the tactics for better or worse,” he said. “A few years later, Craig Marshall and myself concluded there is too much at stake to not do everything we could, so we hatched this plan to call attention to climate change.”
 
Meanwhile...  The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up.
 
This will never happen.  Americans have become inured to the fact that in the USA 2014 some people go to jail and other just do not. Ever. Luers was originally sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.  22 years. No one was killed, or even really seriously injured.  And for all we know, maybe a few who might have died or respiratory illnesses had a few more years of life. 
But the top level managers at , the people responsible for signing off on the agreed silence regarding defective vehicle, signed off on death warrants for their customers. They killed people. And they will never see the inside of a prison.
Meanwhile, Jeffery, keep up with the landscaping! It covers up a multitude of crimes.,..
 
Next:  So the University of Oregon is planning to make it more difficult to drive to the new Cascades campus.  Not that there are any more anarchists out there with the testicular fortitude to undertake dangerous actions in the name of the longterm life of life on earth.
 
How about 75 atheists, most of them former Mormons, marched around Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Sunday during the faith's general conference.
Many mailed resignations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the end of the walk that was dubbed "the Mormon exodus and mass resignation event" by Atheists of Utah President Dan Ellis.
 
In case you had better things to do yesterday than watch Fox TV you may have missed that channel's celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Bush presidency.  Who says America doesn't have a political system based on royal lineage, money and power.  A meritocracy based on merit obtained through power and money.  Thus we witness the spectacle  of Jeb Bush proclaiming that  all the speculation about whether he'll run for president in 2016 is actually getting him more attention than if he had already entered the race.
 
Indians began voting Monday in the world's biggest election, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of economic renewal.   Voting began Monday morning in the remote northeastern states of Assam and Tripura, with many traveling along highways, dirt tracks and rickety bamboo bridges to cast their ballots.   The country's 814 million eligible voters will vote in stages over the next five weeks — a staggered approach made necessary by India's vast size.
 
And today, Rwanda will mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide.  President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide.  The Prez sez the event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable."
A lot like the fabricated ‘Great Recession’.
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Blue Engine: A Colorless, Ordourless, Faceless PR Powerhouse Behind the LNG Sea

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 04/04/2014
"Blue Engine" (literally the name of the firm) is the massive inside/outsider PR machine behind the push to expedite permits on fracked gas terminals around the US. Lots of White House insiders at "Blue Engine Media" and a key Dept. of Energy insider (the agency in charge of gas exports) on that PR file for the industry's "Our Energy Moment" propaganda campaign.
 
 Higher Learning; Hiring Labor...Portland State University received notice Thursday that American Association of University Professors (AAUP) represented faculty could go out on strike on April 16.
Despite the strike notice, the University and the union will resume negotiations Friday to try and reach an agreement on faculty pay and other contract issues.
 
Voters in Deer Trail, Colo. rejected a proposal that would have allowed people to shoot at unmanned flying objects.  It was created by a 49-year-old welder in protest of a federal plan that would allow drones to fly in civilian airspace With a population of 586 and 188 total votes cast, the proposal — — was defeated, with 73 percent voting no.  Which is strangely coincidental with the recent Precision Agriculture Expo here in Yamhill County.  What the Expo amounted to in actuality was a trade show for drons.  Anyone whopractices precision agriculture knows that to be of any use whatsoever, a drone would have to fly a few inches above the ground and be capable of testing the soil's nutrients and chemistry as well as temperature and water content.
 
What if the National Security Agency (NSA) knows it is violating the Constitution by spying on all Americans without showing a judge probable cause of wrongdoing or identifying the persons it wishes to spy upon, as the Constitution requires? What if this massive spying has come about because the NSA found it too difficult to follow the Constitution?
What if the Constitution was written to keep the government off the people’s backs, but the NSA, the president and some members of Congress have put the NSA not only on our backs, but in our bedrooms, kitchens, telephones and computers? What if when you look at your computer screen, the NSA is looking right back at you?
 
It gets curioser and curioser: With the NSA's ends outweighing the Constitution's meas and the last nail pounded into Democracy's coffin, America seems poised to at the fulcrum, about to become a very different animal.  And it can all be traced abck to the USA Patriot Act.    Now, the  Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the worst rift in years between lawmakers and the CIA.
 
Maryland's legislators would like to outlaw the boycotts against IsrEL.  THE BOYCOTTS THAT are rising all around the world on all sides in the face of the 21 century's apartheid.  One great voice against Apartheid rises above the cackle and that is the voice of Bishop Desmond Tutu.  And the news coming
out of Occupied Palestine continues to shake the walls of silence thee world is hunched behind.
 
Gone are the days when Governor Kitzhaber could claim the pole position in america's losing race to overhaul its healthcare delivery system.  Everyone knows the system is hobbled by the insurance companies but Oregon at least was going ti the old hospital try....and Now look what's happened: Last in the nation whwen it comes to gettting people signed up on line.  Or perhaps we are actually leading the nation is keepong people out of the clutched of a greedy grasping industry that cares not a whit about healthcare.  
 
The states of Oregon and Washington approved a one-week extension of sport salmon fishing Thursday in the lower Columbia River.
 
Look out America, Here it comes: Now that untold sums f money are queing up to start pouring into GP coffers, Republican business groups are pised to begin rolling backa nd rolling flat the laws hat as done a feeble job of protecting the environment.  But a job none the less.   This is just one of the initial salvos:   Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds.
 
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Comments

membership means more

your threat of quitting your membership gives me two options for analysis:

1) you gave money to Theresa via KBOO.

2) if Theresa died tomorrow, you'd give up your membership.

my interpretation

1) that's cool, man.  you support community-based radio based solely on your dedication to one weekly half-hour show. that demonstrates that Theresa's voice represents/intrigues you (and many, many others); however you don't feel represented by any one of the other 500 people who volunteer their time and energy in the 24/7 endevour, and you don't value the input (and miraculous existence!) of the other 5-10,000 members and ten times as many listeners; neither do you support the KBOO mission of including as many underrepresented voices as possible on the air, with natural turnover, schedule changes and opportunities as new people arrive.  Membership gives you the power to affect the decision-making, which is why you gave money to Theresa via KBOO; and, by golly, you will do everything in your power to keep her on the air, and you want the KBOO website visitors to know how you feel when they read the comments.  You'd even like them to join you in your fight.

2) wow.

my opinion

Personally, Theresa's show is one of my  favourites and there are plenty of shows that I not only don't like or don't listen to, but also complain about out loud.  It's my radio station, and, like my family, I will not be quiet when they need to shape up or ship out.

writing inflammatory statements on the webpage will remain simply that: inflammatory statements with a reaction or two from trolls (see the 20 pages of Anonymous written about me because of the audio I submitted that Jenka edited), which, in the end, result in: NOTHING.  If you want to chat with others online, that's fine, but you should know that nothing said here is considered in the Committee meetings. It's just an informal public forum, not policy binding.

my advice

Instead of threatening us (volunteers, members, listeners and our very existence), why not use your valuable internet time to phrase it as, for example, a question to which one of us could easily respond:  "Have there been any changes to Theresa's show?  I noticed lately that it has been preemented or even cut.  It is my favourite show. [I fear Air Cascadia will take its place--not necessary but very telling that you chose Chris' page to write it--ed.]. "  You can copy the question to Theresa's email (though I know from experience she doesn't respond) and/or print it out and put it in her cubby hole at the station. And/or show up to the meetings.  And/or call Theresa during her show--she takes calls, you know.  Ask her if she'll train or mentor you to do the same kind of work she does.

p.s.  Air Cascadia basically is the AM News is Chris Andreae: i was engineering {i'm flattered that you liked it}and was very sad when it was cut--but that is the way of the station; we adhere and adapt to the ever-fluctuating needs of the larger community--but i watched, with great pleasure, as it morphed into Air Cascadia.  Though i adore Dennis Bernstein, 15 less minutes of his voice is no skin off my back. 

Highting!

Crystal

air cascadia

im a conservative right wing trucker and i think cris andrae is the greatest broadcaster on the radio. i try to listen when i dont need traffic reports.
her scathing commentary is the best. i would join kboo but i fear america will become too weak and barry will force me to find a green job soon . keep up the good work
michael j

The anchor news program

The anchor news program Democracy Now, conveiniently aired at 11 AM so that all could tune in was moved to 7 AM with a result that most if not all of the people who work nights won't be tuning in as they are still sleeping. Also missed the 40th anniversary bash as it was inconveinently held from 4 to 10 Pm, on a weekday, which would exclude anyone working swing from attending unless they took a day off. Why couldn't this have been held on a Saturday or Sunday?
Air Cascadia is a very rough and unpolished program that leaves me tuning to OPB or just turning it off.
The choppy, emergent voice of Cris Andreae is certainly a large part in that.
If it is true that Press Watch will be axed for this then it will be an easy decision to withhold future pledges from this listener.

What happened to Presswatch?

Is Air Cascadia taking over what Therisa has been doing? If so, I may give up my membership. First, the am news gets axed to accomodate Democracy Now, now is Presswatch going under the plow?

 

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