The menu above has been ALPHABETIZED relative to links of the SAME COLOR. Color associates links which are similar in some way.
I have augmented my list with the alleged 'FAKE NEWS' list being pushed by the deep state. There are many sites on the propornot list which I liked and are respectable. There are also some bizarre wacko and from my point of view disgusting sites. For now it is all up there; the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY.
Monday February 13th:
It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. - Harold Pinter
I came across this quote today. Like Alice down the rabbit hole this quote's application has a myriad of dimensions. I have been coding to make things happen on my web site. I let the world go by but good progress. Nothing to show publicly yet. I intend to have a dynamic web page, handmade.
Saturday February 4th and updated Monday February 6th:
The following are still shots from the beginning of Jakes longer video which I downloaded from him at the same time I downloaded the shorter video I later uploaded to You Tube. The link to that video is in my previous post. These shots show how the main Oceti camp was separated from Last Child camp when seventy arrests were made a few days ago.
Oceti camp is on a floodplane and the elevated road you see goes through this floodplane. Last Child Camp was erected on top of a high hill behind the road you see. Look at the extreme left of the photo. You can see a 'tank man' water protector. He will be in the next photo as well. This is a panorama.
Four other leading water-protectors have walked into overwhelming force behind our 'tank man'. This photo was a scan to the left of the first. The other side of this panoramic sweep is shown next.
This is how the main Oceti Camp was separated from the Last Child Camp and all seventy in that camp were arrested this week. Water protectors will not be allowed on high ground. They would have a full view of the drill platform if they were and they'd be immune from flooding when the snow melts.
I had the good fortune to be able to explore the terrain at Oceti camp using a virtual reality headset linked to Google Earth this week. Being there in virtual reality two hundred feet above the ground let me understand the situation documented by Jakes videos very well. The experience made me appreciate that two statements made by the mainstream media about Last Child camp could not possibly be true.
I am not uploading the twenty four minute video to You Tube. They want to 'verify' me before I can. The seven minute video was easy to load up a couple of days ago but good they want to verify me before I can upload another. That motivates me to post the video myself. Trust no one. Google is paid to decide who is popular and who is not. It is not all algorithms but that is what you are led to believe.
Several years ago in the Macondo blowout I learned firsthand that Google who owns You Tube will take oil company money so I'm hosting the police raid video here on my own website.
A browser which can play this video will be HTML 5 compliant. I give you no sympathy if you don't have one. A compatible browser is a simple and free download away. HTML 5 has a video tag which is easy to use if you can get your files up to your server.
In the above video the camera is placed on the ground briefly and it records the sky. By total chance it photographs a drone. I was able to find the video footage this drone was recording on You Tube. Here it is.
Above is a view from the drone. Jake's follow-on video is below.
Please forgive our real life production values. This second video follows the first. It is the one I put on You Tube. Have patience, the camera gets turned right-side up quick enough.
Thursday February 2nd:
I present a video at Oceti camp made the day before yesterday and recorded as seventy arrests are being made. Jake narrates the video. My understanding right now is that a new encampment of tee-pees had been erected early Wednesday morning across a road at Oceti on a hill in a place which had not been camped on before now. This action warranted a swift response by Morton County goons who crossed at the Blackwater bridge barricade to break up the camp and make new arrests Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday January 31st:
Here is some info on the Standing Rock Environmental Impact Statement. I'll be reading it myself today. I had just time to put it up for us all to see and then it's off to work for me.
Saturday January 28th:
I have a new report out of Standing Rock. Jake is busy and happy moving around Oceti which is much smaller now than it once was. He busies himself moving around camp making sure everyone is warm, that firewood gets delivered, that everyone is fed. Temperatures are below freezing and howling winds. Blowing snow everywhere. Empty frames of tent poles and teepees show where people once where.
Word around the campfire is that the Oceti Chiefs have been paid off, bribed. Let's stop and think about that for just a moment: you have a group of people who are voluntarily living in sub-freezing temperatures, at their own expense, whose sole motivation is keep the reservation free from oil contamination. These veteran-volunteers watch the oil drilling platform in shifts, making sure that the promises made in December of 2016 are upheld in January of 2017. Why in the world would you want them to leave?! There is no negative media spin on the protester's actions, there is no excess trash being generated by the temporary guests. The only thing that makes sense is bribery. Of course, as with all collusion, there is no direct evidence pointing to the actions of the Tribal Council. “The main objective of the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been achieved to a degree,” said Cody Two Bears, the district representative from Cannon Ball.
Cody's statement takes no notice of President Trump's recent executive order to pave the way for the Keystone XL and DAPL pipelines. It is a distortion. Politics in native life is complex and the U.S. government using payoffs to manipulate native Americans, playing one off the other, is as old as America. The camp is peaceful and there is no need for it to move. Action at Blackwater Bridge will be turned back with tear gas and rubber bullets as has been the pattern over the past year, with occasional life threatening injuries. If drilling under Lake Oahe begins that pattern would not change. Injuries would only result if an assault is made at the battle line, at the bridge. The camp itself, protected by veterans, is safe.
When the spring thaw comes The water level in lake Oahe will rise. Trump may help it along depending on where his sympathies lie. Rule by the people or corporate oligarchy and if he goes the way of oligarchy we expire in a hate filled class war. Standing Rock is a test that will reveal what Trump really is. When the spring thaw comes the flow on the Oahe Dam will be regulated to an appropriate level of damming Trumpification if Trump hails to the dark side. The water level behind the Oahe dam will rise.
A contrary Trumpification of the dial would up the discharge from the Garrison Dam. Standing Rock is between the two Dams.
Oceti camp will be put under water. Lake Sakakawea, formed when The Three Affiliated Tribes were flooded out more than a hundred miles north in the 1950's has plenty of water to do the job. The climate seems to be changing. The Garrison Dam began filling up in 1954 but the overflow spillway was used for the fist time in 2011 after being dry for more than fifty years. The northern rain belt moves north.
For now Oceti camp is cold, the snow blows, people stay in their shelters. The camp does not close, the camp does not want to close. The camp became community. A deadline to close has come and gone and another will. The camp has brought meaning to lives.
It is a test of Trump. Will he allow racism to determine the route of the DAPL final course or will he move it north of Bismark where it belongs. The current route threatens the reservation. There are people who dismiss Standing Rock in a sweep of incomprehension saying the pipeline has to cross the river somewhere so it does not matter where it does because everyone downstream will be spilled on anyway. The truth is different. It very much matters where the DAPL crosses the river for major spill damage will be limited in area.
If a future DAPL built on the current route were to rupture under Lake Oahe alarms will go off and check valves will quench flow. Several hundred thousand gallons of stinky nasty and flammable North Dakota fracked crude will spread across the lake. Oil containment action will then go into effect and damage downstream will be mitigated. Damage would be conveniently restricted to Sioux Lands. The existing DAPL route could not have been picked with a more racist intent.
Oceti camp should move to higher ground before the spring floods and preserve their community for as long as possible. The vast majority of Americans are still ignorant of the happenings at Standing Rock over the past year. Mainstream American media continues to perpetuate an ugly agenda and blind acceptance of the dictates of authority remains our national zeitgeist. As long as water protectors are at Standing Rock enlightenment is still possible.
What will Uncle Don do? A smart man would move the pipe. Trump can be strong and move the pipe or he can be weak and succumb to injustice. Being weak could be easy for Trump to do. The drill platform is secure and ready to rumble. Blackwater Bridge on State Route 1806 was closed to protect the Drill platform and the water protectors have been held back by brutal force to protect the pad location.
Friday January 27th:
Three days ago I sent President Trump a letter about how to resolve the Standing Rock issue and make everybody happy. He has not got back to me yet. I did not put this in my correspondence because it was a serious letter. I wanted to be taken seriously and not be round filed.
The proper place for the DAPL to cross the Missouri River is 200 feet below Bismark directly under the North Dakota State Capital. Since everyone who works at the state capital drives to get to work and stays warm with natural gas there should be no objection.
Monday January 19th:
I am sad to report that things are not going well at Standing Rock. Steel coated rubber bullets were being fired yesterday.
We Are Moving Oceti Sakowin Camp
The sacred fire of the Seven Councils has been put to sleep.
The sacred fire can be lit in our hearts internally and spirituality forever.
The Horn has been filled with water and love and now the seeds of this water and love are being given to the world... As we are caretakers of this land we are familiar with the oncoming flooding of the land of Mni S’os’e (Missouri River) we ask occupants of the Oc’eti Oyate to evacuate as soon as possible for safety reasons.
~ The Horn
Monday January 1st: Happy new year. I have written an article. You can read it here.
The stuff below is dated, over a year old. The day will come when I have more time to spend on this, my website. Currently I'm a working stiff who needs to take some time off but I never seem to get to it. That's OK for now. The fifth horseman of unemployment had been dogging my but but now I'm earning funds to take care of business. In the last year I've updated some links but that is about it. I have spent a lot of time in the Doomstead Diner Forum where the comment software is expressive and seductive. All and all I should really spend more time here where I can be my own boss.Great challenge but with it the reward of survival and enlightenment. The planet can be saved and I thought we were all doomed. A watershed film and one of the most important you could watch. But watching a film does nothing if it does not lead to action so I have you find the movie from the cookbook. There may yet be time.
Scientists at the Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics insist the process creating Siberian Craters is the emission of methane by melting gas hydrates.
Guy McPherson with K-Dog at the Royal Room in Seattle, Washington June 17th 2015. I worry but not as much as Guy does.
Guy McPherson presenting at the public library on Bainbridge Island, Washington June 18th 2015.
Bainbridge island is seven miles west of Seattle across Puget Sound. Many Years ago I lived there. At the time there were three distinct social classes. Well to do white people with big houses. Those of them who worked rode twenty minutes on a ferry to work in Seattle. The second class were local people who pumped gas, waited tables and did construction. In better times some of them were loggers. They lived in old farmhouses and trailers. The third group were minorities. Native American and Filipino. I'll let you guess which were in attendance at the Library. I got along with everybody.
A link to Guy's website can be found on this page.
Everything here is hand made. I type the raw HTML and all the code that drives this website.
Fellow anti-doomer doomers will enjoy the movie in the link below. Made way back in 1988 it is a brilliant and prophetic parody of modern times viewed from the landscape of sci-fi. The film has a message more poignant today than when it was made.
The perspective of a sustainalist vexes the soul. This movie is a great release from the mephitis we breath in every day in the pit of oblivion which surrounds us.
It was given to me by someone on a memory stick. I believe it was downloaded as a torrent by someone they know. Results of a recent trip beaming through the Andromeda Galaxy using the gravitational lens.