Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this very early 4:34 a.m. and as it is still pitch black outside, the stars are out, again, in full force, bringing solace and the acknowledgement of just how small WE human being really are in the grand scheme of things… yet very important, all of us, for we each bring a sliver of light that comes from within, making us ALL valuable–from the poor children in Haiti or Pakistan who have been hit by earthquakes, hurricanes and torrential flooding that has left millions of people homeless and desperate to gain a small portion of clean drinking water just to stay alive… Speaking clean drinking water, “60 Minutes”, with correspondent Leslie Stahl, put together an illuminating piece last night on what I have been talking about for the past six months–hydraulic fracturing of shale rock in over 30 states, some say 37, where mega-corporations such as our pals at Halliburton “frack” the shale deep under the ground, pumping high pressure water laced with 596 chemicals (undisclosed via the “Halliburton loophole”, designed by then Vice President “Dick” Cheney in 2005 (where they surgically removed the EPA’s teeth), who not only made it so that the gas companies like Koch Industries and the “brothers grim”, I mean the brothers David and Charles, did not have disclose the chemicals they were using, but, moreover, did not allow the EPA, under the “clean drinking water act” to investigate the now thousands of cases of men and women, children and the elderly, along with animals and plant life, who are getting deathly sick, feeling the effects of the “fracking fluid” effectively killing our population because of horrible safety procedures and business ethics) yes, that’s right, 596 chemicals to release the “natural gas” that is embedded within the hard shale rock under mostly poor homesteads across the country. Because of the “Halliburton Loophole” and the fact that these companies will not disclose the toxic mix of hell unleashed upon our environment, the EPA cannot even begin to investigate the problem because they don’t know scientifically what, where and how the problem in manifesting itself. Halliburton has recently been subpoenaed by the federal government to release such information, but with the new congress being sworn in, mostly republican and on the side of “men” like Joe, “I’m so sorry Tony, ‘gone sailin’, of bp for the Obama 20 billion dollar ’shakedown’ of your horrible environmental disaster in the Gulf” Barton (R-TX) who will most likely be taking the helm of the energy committee, a powerful committee within the House of Representatives, and therefore giving him even more lee way in deregulating the ever more dangerous industries such as deep water drilling in places like the Gulf or Alaska, not to mention the growing number of these ill conceived wells springing up all over the country, with all of that information known, it is clear that this very real problem will only get worse with “time”. It won’t be long until our water supply is ‘fracked’, I mean f#$cked, and as we all know you can live without “natural gas” but you cannot live without water, or the environment that sustains LIFE itself… The gloves are off and as we ease on into this week of the Lameless Duck session, for it can be if they so choose it to be, we should understand that the chips that were dealt President Obama were ones akin to the chips afforded great gladiators of the past, for he seems as if he is going into a Lion’s den (no offense to real Lions anywhere in the world) full of men whose main goal is, and I quote our dear friend, Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell (R-KY) who said this of the real republican number one goal in the coming two years, his goal as a “leader” and thus, a definition of what they plan to do with their newly elected fame, “our number one goal is to make sure that Obama is a one term President…” Oh, and also deregulate the banks by repealing the new Wall Street reform, repealing the new health care LAW, playing around with social security, medicare and the VA, lowering the minimum wage, giving banks more leverage to continue fraudulent foreclosures, extending the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 for the top two percent, ballooning the deficit by another 700 billion dollars, borrowed money from China, India and Bahrain, taking away any remaining environmental safety LAWS designed to help our grandchildren enjoy a clean and pure countryside, and finally using the Citizens United case to continue funneling in secret foreign monies, laundered by the US Chamber of Commerce, to the tune of billions of dollars, for the purpose of continuing along the path to PLUTOCRACY, devoid of “the American People”, plutocracy defined as rule by the wealthy, comprised of billionaires, individuals and multi-national corporations, that, like a shark (no offense to sharks…) need to continue to feed and move–mindless killing machines whose modus operandi will always be–PROFIT OVER PEOPLE! Have a good week and keep the faith by staying in the KNOW…for that, Knowledge, coupled with the fact that, at least for one more election, “one person still equals one vote”, is the only thing that scares the new Republicorp. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
November 15, 2010
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