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Lynne Stewart Special Liberation-Celebration edition

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Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:00am - 10:15am
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Lynne Stewart Special Liberation-Celebration edition

America's life-long lawyer for social justice, Lynne Stewart was released from Carswell Communication Management Unit on New Years Eve - The Ball has Dropped: Now the questions arise. Lynne, her husband Ralph Poynter and Ralph Schoeneman explain it all in 15 minutes, Tuesday, 10 am on Air Cascadia.

Air Cascadia on 01/06/14

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Air Cascadia on 01/03/14

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Air Cascadia on 01/02/14

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Air Cascadia on 01/01/14

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America Inc.: Incorporating the United States

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Fri, 06/27/2014
'Railroaded': howw a handful of powerful energy companies ran rolling death through the Dakotas without the knowledge or the pwemission of the people whose communities are endnagered.

The DeSmoh Blog's Steve Horn talks Bakken ‘bomb-trains’; Greenpeace’s Brian Manning talks sbout this coming Tuesday’s street theater event in the name of action against amber energy;  the corporatization of incompetence and Janet Phelan, ‘Exile extraordinaire’ introduces the book she wrote documenting her strange saga.
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Murder Made In America: We've Got A Law With Your Name On It...

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Tue, 06/24/2014
My guest today, Teusday is Marcy Wheeler

The New York Times is reporting: "A federal appeals court in New York on Monday made public a redacted version of a 2010 Justice Department memo that signed off on the targeted killing of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, without a trial, following Freedom of Information Act lawsuits." The memo was written months after the killing of Awlaki. 
 
MARCY WHEELER, (734) 332-1652, emptywheel@gmail.com, @emptywheel
    Wheeler is an independent investigative journalist who covers national security and civil liberties. She writes for various outlets including her emptywheel.net blog. She just wrote the piece "Working Thread: The Awlaki Memo" and is tweeting critical information about the memo. [PDF]


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And Wednesday's guest - wait for it - is Janet Phelan, 'Exile' Extraordinaire

The Inspector General for the United States Department of Justice has declined to investigate false and misleading statements made by a DOJ employee concerning domestic legislation which appears to violate an international bioweapons treaty.
 
In a recent unsigned letter, issued on DOJ stationary, the IG's office refused to look into written statements made by Dean Boyd, Press officer for the DOJ, wherein he made an incorrect legal citation when asked to comment on the perception that Section 817 (The Expansion of the  Biological Weapons Statute) of the U.S. Patriot Act violates the International Bioweapons Convention (BWC). The BWC was signed by the U.S. in 1972 . Boyd was specifically asked to comment on 817, but denied the violation, instead referring this reporter to the law which 817 amended, which is 18 USC Section 175. When his error was pointed out, he shut down all communications with this reporter, writing: “We have nothing further for you.”  We are going to talk to one of the reporters involved in the story.  Welcome back to the KBOO air waves Janet Phelan.
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Robert Naiman with Just Foreign Policy Sees the Lopsided Humor in NATO and US Aggression

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Wed, 06/11/2014
Tanks, troops, jets: NATO countries launch full-scale war games in Baltic 09 Jun 2014 A major military exercise kicked off in Latvia, with 10 NATO member countries participating. The war games involve 4,700 troops and 800 military vehicles. Russia sees NATO's military build-up as a sign of aggression. The Saber Strike ground forces exercise is being conducted for the fourth time this year and coincides with Baltic Host 2014 and Baltops 2014 naval drills. Troops from the US, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway and the UK are taking part.
 U.S. Air Force sends two B-2 stealth bombers to Europe as show of force to Russia 09 Jun 2014 The U.S. Air Force has further beefed up its bomber presence in Europe, deploying two B-2 stealth bombers for military exercises in the region, according to Air Force Times. The aircraft are assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. On Sunday, they joined three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft already deployed to RAF Fairford, a British air base west of London.
Five U.S. special operations soldiers killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan after air support accidentally drops bombs on them --Strategic B-1 bomber reportedly dropped its payload on soldiers --Fox News: Aircraft in question is a B-1 Lancer, a strategic Cold War-era bomber that can carry a payload of up to 125,000 pounds of explosives. 10 Jun 2014 Five American special operations troops have been killed in southern Afghanistan after a U.S. bomber accidentally bombed their positions when they called in for air support on Monday night. One Afghan soldier was also killed in the incident - which is being called the deadliest friendly-fire attack of the 13-year war in Afghanistan. The soldiers were leading a security operation with Afghan National Army troops in southern Zabul Province when they came under attack from Taliban fighters and called in for an airstrike. However, instead of bombing the insurgents, the NATO aircraft dropped its payload on the Americans, authorities believe.
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Corporate People are not We the People

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Wed, 06/04/2014
First: The Daily Drumbeat /https://movetoamend.org/

No single action is more important  that rolling back corporate personhood.  If we can't do this, we have no chance as far as solving environmental disaster, poisoned food, poisoned water, shitty medical care...the listany continues

, A 3.4-magnitude earthquake struck northern Colorado Saturday night, and environmentalists weren’t surprised to learn that the epicenter was near a fracking site.
There were no reports of damage, but anti-fracking activists say there is not a lot of math to add up in this incident. The USGS site refers to eastern Colorado as nearly “aseismic” and states that earthquakes are rare in the state, overall. However, The Tribune reported that the earthquake took place less than two miles away from two oil and gas wastewater injection wells that the state has not inspected in nearly two years.
Greeley is also in Weld County, where there are more than 24,000 wells.
“Aseismic formations are naturally stable, however when you introduce thousands of fracking-shaped charges (forms of TNT), with millions of gallons of slick water and chemicals at pressures as high as 18,000 [pounds per square inch], the fractures in the shale can extend over 1,000 feet in a radius,” Shane Davis of Fracktivist
 
Offsetting is a Massive Threat to Wildlife, Warn Environment Groups
Biodiversity offsetting is already being used by developers to justify schemes that will cause irreversible harm to nature, warn over 15 environment groups across the world today (Monday 2 June 2014), ahead of a major biodiversity offsetting conference in London this week.
The conference – “To No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Beyond” on 3 and 4 June  will be addressed by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson who is soon to decide on controversial plans to allow developers to destroy precious wildlife habitat, provided there is an attempt to offset the damage elsewhere.
Such schemes are known as biodiversity offsetting, and FERN and Friends of the Earth are concerned that its introduction could allow developers to push through projects that would have devastating impacts on irreplaceable habitats and our wildlife.
 
As the drilling rush proceeds at a fast pace in Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale, nearby states have confronted a steady flow of toxic waste produced by the industry. One of Pennsylvania's most active drilling companies, Range Resources, attempted on Tuesday to quietly ship tons of radioactive sludge, rejected by a local landfill, to one in nearby West Virginia where radioactivity rules are still pending. It was only stopped when local media reports brought the attempted dumping to light.
Move to Amend, the group responsible for popularizing the call to end corporate personhood and get big money out of politics, reiterated their call to Congress to pass an amendment that ends the Supreme Court created doctrine of corporate constitutional rights.
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Stephen Zunes on Non-violent Resistance in Ukraine & Kshama Savant Seattle Socialist Leader

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Tue, 06/03/2014
This straight out of the Wiki, but interesting in context.  Stephen Zunes was our guest on Monday and the topic was 'Peaceful  Non-violent Resistence in Ukraine and Crimea'. The tactic is a real piss-cutter as far as the Powers that Be are concerned; The less danger, the more people who turn out. Consider Ukraine...Many people in American newsrooms hear rthe words, 'Ukraine' and 'Crimea' and nothing comes to mind. No images, no recognition, no recollection of reading history, no insight into the complex knot of culture, social reality, geopolitics.  The names ring only tiny, faint bells.
So, for the record:

The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference and codenamed the Argonaut Conference, held February 4–11, 1945, was the World War II meeting of the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, represented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively, for the purpose of discussing Europe's post-war reorganization. The conference convened in the Livadia Palace near Yalta in Crimea.
The meeting was intended mainly to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe. Within a few years, with the Cold War dividing the continent, Yalta became a subject of intense controversy. To some extent, it has remained controversial.
 
In 1905 Odessa was the site of a workers' uprising supported by the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin (also see Battleship Potemkin uprising) and Lenin's Iskra. Sergei Eisenstein's famous motion picture The Battleship Potemkin commemorated the uprising and included a scene where hundreds of Odessan citizens were murdered on the great stone staircase (now popularly known as the "Potemkin Steps"), in one of the most famous scenes in motion picture history. At the top of the steps, which lead down to the port, stands a statue of the Duc de Richelieu. The actual massacre took place in streets nearby, not on the steps themselves, but the film caused many to visit Odessa to see the site of the "slaughter". The "Odessa Steps" continue to be a tourist attraction in Odessa. The film was made at Odessa's Cinema Factory, one of the oldest cinema studios in the former Soviet Union.

Greenpeace Vessel, 'Esperanza', Challenges Russian Gazprom on the High Sea

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Fri, 05/30/2014
1,  Rural Counties and their crime...Across Oregon taxpayers is an obsolete word.  Voters vote them selves off the hook when it comes to paying for basic services - such as law enforcement.  and then they complain because criminals continue to enjoy the usual smorgasboard of antisocial services such as rural parking lot gun shows . Unless solutions are found, all state taxpayers stand a good chance of sharing the costs for protecting rural counties. That could happen under a political nuclear option approved last year that would have the state step in to pick up half the tab for local protection.
2,  Yesterday the chip colossus, Intel pledged change its dirty ways.  The company agreed to adopt a broad regime of air quality monitoring and public reporting of atmospheric pollutants.  Intel has settled with environmental groups that had threatened to sue over the company's failure to disclose fluoride emissions at its Washington County computer chip factories. Not that Intell is doing us any favors since it already receives hefty tax relief as a little Thank You gift from the rest of us regular tax payers justn for doing us the favor of locating itself in Oregon. 
3, Portland Street Fees came fast and furious this week.  Complexities of the political calendar drove a strategic decision by Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick to push the controversial fee plan on what became a politically impossible fast track.Yesterday it all either fell together or fell apart depending on the view from where one was standing... residents, business groups, nonprofits and government agencies duked it out during a public hearing at City Hall that stretched more than five hours.The schedule imploded this week, punctuated by wide-ranging concerns voiced As a result, street fees that the City Council will consider approving June 4 will hardly resemble the proposal of a week ago, which was expected to raise up to $50 million a year to repair Portland's crumbling streets and improve transportation safety.
4, Texas can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, the state attorney general determined after law enforcement argued that suppliers face serious danger.In the decision, Attorney General Greg Abbott's Office cited a "threat assessment" signed by Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw that says pharmacies selling execution drugs face "a substantial threat of physical harm."
5, ¡Latin-American Climate Change Documentary Project is readyto roll.  Fund-raising is still ongoing butt he ambitious project is launched and about to  complete our route through Central America and get around the Darien Gap in Panama to Colombia!This is a group of independent media collectives and activists in Mexico and from other Latin American countries, that have come together to carryout this much needed effort to draw international attention and take action to confront root causes and effects of climate change in our region.The  project in Spanish is called la Caravana Climática por América Latina- or in English, the Climate Caravan thru Latin America, an action-tour to the COP20 UN summit on climate change.
6, Mexico City’s reservoirs consistently rank amongst the most contaminated supplies to any world capital. Drinking from the tap here is simply not recommended. Ramírez’s water, however, comes directly from a volcanic spring in San Bartolo Ameyalco, an otherwise impoverished town on the hilly southwestern outskirts of Mexico City, in the borough called Alvaro Obregon.A   group in San Bartolo Ameyalco is  intent on keeping their water supply local. Last Wednesday, Ramírez along with approximately two thousand other residents of Ameyalco attacked a police force of fifteen hundred riot officers who were guarding the final construction stage of a pipeline that will connect the town’s volcanic spring to Santa Fe, one of the most affluent districts of the Mexican capital.
7, Hudson Valley Earth First! Protest Gas Power Plant ProjecYesterday  Hudson Valley Earth First! (HVEF!) converged and disrupted the 9th annual Northeast Power and Gas Markets Conference New York Marriott Downtown in New York City. Hudson Valley Earth First activists were protesting the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) recent decision to grant Competitive Power Ventures LLC (CPV) a permit for the building of a fracked gas Power plant in Orange County NY. Audrey Zibelman, the chairman of the PSC gave keynote address this morning titled “Challenges Facing the Northeast Power and Gas Markets” where protesters interrupted her speech with chanting and dropping leaflets on the tables where corporate representatives were sitting that read, “markets peak, pipelines leak: stop fracking now”.This protest will serve as a reminder to the PSC and the oil and gas industry at large that despite their permits, community resistance to fracking, its associated infrastructure and the industrialization of our region(s) will be met with unwavering opposition and direct action. This will be the REAL challenge facing northeast Power and gas markets
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On The Line: Tar Sands Blocade v. Line 9 plus: Cecily McMillan and the Politics of Prison

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 05/21/2014


1. A group of Burlington, Ontario  area residents have blockaded the access road to an exposed section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline, beginning at 7am this morning. They say they will stay for at least twelve hours, one hour for every thousand anomalies Enbridge has reported to exist on the line. These community members turned away Enbridge employees who were scheduled to do work on Line 9 in preparation for it to carry toxic diluted bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands. This particular work site is adjacent to the Bronte creek, a major waterway flowing to Lake Ontario, the water source for more than ten million people.
http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/


The Justice Dept. accidentally imports an eloquent anti-prison activist into Rikers Island...

2,Meanwhile, the Guardian reports that "Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan Sentenced to Three Months in Jail." Chris Hedges writes: "McMillan says Grantley Bovell, who was in plainclothes and did not identify himself as a police officer, grabbed her from behind during a March 17, 2012, gathering of several hundred Occupy activists in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. In a video of the incident she appears to have instinctively elbowed him in the face, but she says she has no memory of what happened. Video and photographs -- mostly not permitted by the trial judge to be shown in the courtroom -- buttressed her version of events. There is no dispute that she was severely beaten by police and taken from the park to a hospital where she was handcuffed to a bed. ...
http://justiceforcecily.com/

 
3,  AP reports: "European bank Credit Suisse AG pleaded guilty Monday to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes through secret offshore accounts and agreed to pay about $2.6 billion to the U.S. government and regulators. ...
"Attorney General Eric Holder, who was criticized last year after telling Congress that large banks had become hard to prosecute, appeared to foreshadow the guilty plea in a video message earlier this month in which he said no financial institution was 'too big to jail.'"
 
 
4, A rare moment occurred yesterday on an episode of Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously": an Exec. of a major company admitted a link between fracking and runaway, catastrophic climate change.
Though he didn't put it in those terms, Southwestern Energy's Mark Boling -- SW being the 5th biggest producer of fracked gas in the U.S. -- conceded his industry has a major methane problem. And as the episode makes clear, the so-called solution to that problem is akin to greenwashing, with the industry now pushing for "green completions" of fracked wells.
 
 
5, A Weby win in the Oregon senate rpimary race.  A   Mitch McConnell win over a slightly unhinged Tea Party animal.
 
6,  Residents in a southwest Oregon county voted emphatically to ban genetically engineered crops following a campaign that attracted a bushel of out-of-state money.
With most of the ballots counted in Tuesday's all-mail election, Jackson County voters approved the measure by a 2-to-1 margin. A similar, lower-profile measure in neighboring Josephine County led 58 percent to 42 percent with nearly two-thirds of expected ballots counted.
 
 
7,  Portland voters soundly rejected a proposal to take the management of water and sewers away from the City Council.
A group of ratepayer advocates blamed city leaders for skyrocketing bills, and sought to install an elected board of seven unpaid representatives to oversee the city's water, sewer and storm-water systems.
But voters were not swayed, defeating the measure by about a 3-to-1 margin.
The City Council plans to OK another billing increase on Thursday. That will take the average charge to $94.79 a month, 64 percent higher than a bill a decade ago.
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What Happens When Epic Fires Meet Milennial Pipelines?...Guess We'll Find Out...

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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!

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
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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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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