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Tap & Double Tap: Drones, Eavesdroppers, Words that Disappear before they are Spoken...

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 10/11/2012

The Missing Links:

www.bordc.org/

www.justforeignpolicy.org/

www.eff.org/

firedoglake.com/

www.gazaark.org/

www.codepink4peace.org/

 

 

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Romney's Hostile Takeover of America, Power 'Pointless' Presentation & the 2012 Erection

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 10/04/2012

Confenaca

causaoregon.blogspot.com/2012/10/pcun-and-oregon-afl-cio-to-host-evening.html

PCUN, Oregon's Farmworker Union and Oregon AFL-CIO proudly present an evening with the Dominican Farmworkers of CONFENACA, The National Confederation of the Farmworker of the Dominican Republic.

 Monday, October 8th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm   An Evening with Dominican Farmworkers of CONFENACA

AFL-CIO Oregon Labor Center    3645 SE 32nd Avenue     Portland, Oregon

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"sleep with one eye open..." 

 As the saying goes, "sleep with one eye open..."  Lane County commissioners are considering whether to back a rail pipeline through the Gorge, down the Willamette Valley to a massive terminal in Coos Bay geared up to ship  Wyoming coal to China, whereupon the fumes will be carried straight back to the West Coast.

A draft resolution acknowledges the controversy over possible health and environmental effects of coal but comes down on the side of the economic development benefits for Coos and Lane counties.

Commissioners could vote to approve the resolution, table it or hold further discussions on the matter.

Sid Vicious:

Commissioner Sid Leiken, the president of the county board, said he’s been looking into the issue for the past several months after a Port of Coos Bay official asked whether the board would support the project. Sid says feels our pain; he understands the concerns raised by people who oppose shipping coal from Wyoming to West Coast ports but has tried to take a broad view of the proposal.

He said the question goes beyond coal, as the Coos Bay facility also would be able to handle wood chips and other bulk commodities, and said the economic benefits would be substantial.

Environmental groups are mounting a strong challenge to the coal plans, and a number of state and local officials have come out in opposition.

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Seneca Jones Biomass Discovers Fire

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 10/01/2012

Baby It's Gold Outside...

 

It's raining money on Seneca CEOs down there in Eugene.  Even though every winter when cold  weather comes in and makes itself at home in Cascadia, sitting on our collective faces, so to speak, the State issues a warning: "Woodstove Warriors! Turn down the heat because your smoke is killing the rest of us."  So it's oficial; woodsmoke is harmful to human  lungs.  And yet Seneca Jones, Eugene's gift to the energy-go-round, Yet Seneca (Green!) Jones got $11 million dollars of taxpayers money to set up shop selling their version of a New! Advanced! Technology! Green! source of power.  And it's all based on rubbing two sticks together

(Something one learns in the Boy Scouts - but that's another story...innit?)

What's next for Seneca?  The invention of the wheel...

 

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Ropes, Hopes and the Keystone Dopes

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 09/26/2012

The Bad-ass Activists of Texas put their ropes where their hopes are. 

Yes!   In Winnsboro, Texas, eight people climbed 80 feet into trees in the path of Keystone XL construction, and pledged not to come down until the pipeline is stopped for good. Construction cannot proceed until tree-sitters descend and TransCanada clear-cuts through hundreds of trees to make way for the toxic tar sands pipeline.

The blockade is carefully organized to ensure that everyone sitting in the trees can remain safe as long as TransCanada does not attempt to continue clear-cutting the trees.

These hardcore advocates of landowner’s rights and climate justice have the safety equipment and food supplies to last indefinitely. Help spread this breaking story  on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Treesit Timeline:

 

UPDATE: 6:00PM – Workers Have Stopped For the Day — Tree Village Blockade Day 1 Was A Success!

 

From the moment that eight people scaled trees this morning TransCanada’s heavy machinery has roared and ripped at the trees and landscape to clear-cut a pathway for their Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Despite the din the eight blockaders held strong all day — marking the first of what we hope to be many days of maintaining the tree village blockade.

 

UPDATE: 4:00PM – VIDEO: Footage From Two Hours Ago of Heavy Machinery Approaching Tree-Sitters

Our fearless videographer stealthily shot this intense footage two hours ago. Watch as a feller buncher rips up trees as it cuts its way toward our eight brave blockaders defending a timber scaffolding as part of the tree village. Blockaders refuse to be intimidated by these heavy machines and pledge to remain in their aerial perches until Keystone XL construction has halted.

 

 

UPDATE: 3:00PM – Heavy Machines Are No Longer Advancing Toward Tree Village

 

The advancement of heavy machinery toward our tree village has slowed significantly. Clearing crews are now chopping up logs they have left in the wake of their feller buncher’s destruction. Our eight blockaders remain quietly patient in the trees 80 feet off the ground.

 

 

UPDATE: 12:00PM – Tree-Thrashing Machine Cutting its Way Toward Tree Village

Tree-thrashing heavy machinery is cutting its way toward our tree village. Eight people are on the tree platforms and have refused to come down until TransCanada stops construction on its dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

UPDATE: 11:45AM – TransCanada’s Surveying Crews Turned Away

After TransCanada’s surveying crews arrived at our 40 foot timber scaffolding occupied by three brave blockaders they turned away and left. You Shall Not Pass.

UPDATE: 11:25AM – TransCanada’s Surveying Crews Have Arrived at Our 40 Foot Tall Timber Scaffolding

TransCanada’s surveying crews have arrived at our 40 foot tall timber scaffolding that is currently being occupied by three brave blockaders intent on not coming down until they stop Keystone XL – permanently.

PHOTOS: See more photos in our flickr album.

UPDATE: 11AM – Heavy Machinery Has Arrived at the Construction Site Near the Tree Village

TransCanada workers have unloaded a heavy machine known as a feller buncher used for clear-cutting any trees in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline. On Saturday these machines leveled a “road” through thick East Texas forest to get closer to our tree village.

UPDATE 10AM – TransCanada Workers Begin Arriving to Construction Site

Three pickup trucks of TransCanada’s Keystone XL construction workers are arriving on Highway 2088 near the Blockade outside Winnsboro, Texas. Workers are currently less than a mile from the blockade site, but no sight of heavy machinery yet. Stay tuned.

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 And here's the place to get the dope on Anonymous's latest drop:  firedoglake.com/

 

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"Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth" - Oscar Wilde

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 09/25/2012

 

It’s all about ‘standing’, why you need it, how you get it and what you do with it. 

You need it if you intend to challenge injustice.  You get it by proving that the injustice is real and not some paranoid fantasy.  And once your case actually has established ‘standing’, you are free to launch your defense.  Sounds simple but like so many simple things, it’s internal complexity defy madness.       The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the justices to uphold a lower court’s ruling giving media, legal and other parties standing to challenge amendments to FISA.  This recent incarnation of the Foreign Intelligence surveillance  that could irreparably damage reporter-source relationships.  Greg Leslie, Legal Defense director with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press joined us this morning to talk about the case, Clapper v. Amnesty International.

But really, why? When there is a wonderful world of Tor encryption wrapping the world in layers of sparking darkness…www.rcfp.org

 

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Privatize Public Lies

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 09/19/2012

Strike Farce

In Chicago, the rabble raised its collective rage at lack of childcare - that is afterall whart school has  become in the empty eyes of the isolated consumer - and Rahm Emanuel's haggard army of teachers slogged back to the classroom without the fundamental dignity that they as educators deserve.  Teaching is a thankless task, an underpaid task, a "woman's task" at best.  The Chicago Teachers Union fought the good fight but the massed forces of privatization made it plain: public school treachers are not creatures of substantial value and so are undeserving of decent pay, benefits and the support of the community.

It's the raw materials, stupid....the children are sent to school simply to get them out of the house and off the street. And school is not about education anywayy - under under the shadow of NoChild Left Behind...It's training, that's all.  Not education.  Not inspiring.  Not a playground of possibilities.  It's training because training is what gets a person a job.  and a job begets money and money realizes the True North: consumption.  Neither Republican nor Democratic lawmakers care a whit about educationn - it only serves to make the kids think - unless they can sell it to the highest bidder.

%@#%^@

Fierce Stroke

Chris Hedges is the architect of  and 'force majeur' driving a lawsuit against President Obama and his National Defense Authorization Act. Indefinit detention of anyone is bad news for everyone.  Indefinite detention of Americans is a violation of the Consrtitution - not to mention international law.

And as Hedges points out,  from the urgency of the President's response, it would seem that something of the sort has either already happened or is about to happen.  Stack that up beside the targeting of  "anarchists" and the rise of the Grand Jury Jackboot...Let your imagination run with the dogsof Paranoia... The Obama administration says a judge's ruling blocking a statute authorizing the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects has jeopardized its ability to continue detaining certain prisoners captured during the war in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports. In an appeal of the ruling, the government asserted that Judge Katherine Forrest went beyond enjoining the statute - enacted last year as part of the NDAA - and potentially curtailed detention powers it has been exercising for years under its interpretation of the 2001 authorization to use military force.

 

The motion focused on language used by Judge Forrest that rejected interpreting the original use-of-force authorization as including the ability to detain "substantial supporters" of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as opposed to people who are actually part of those groups. The judge also called into question the idea that the United States could detain members or supporters of "associated forces" that had no involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks.

 The US is holding about 50 non-Afghan prisoners, most of them Pakistani, at the Parwan detention facility at Bagram

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The NY Times It Is A Changin': Out-Sourcing Union-Busting

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Tue, 09/18/2012

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Burning Questions: Watered-down Answers

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Fri, 09/14/2012

And what about No Timber?

Way Down Yonder...It's Big Timber v. Smaller Timber.  Yes?  And what about No Timber?  At this point anyone who's paying atttention (And most people are so broke they can't afford to pay attention...) knows that trees are worth more left standing.  Nevertheless,

Portland-based American Forest Resource Council, which supports larger logs in the sale, has filed an administrative protest against the auction being conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.   The local Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, says the sale of smaller logs is what local mills need.  The bureau has limited potential bidders for the 6.75 million board feet to companies qualified by the Small Business Administration. The “thinning” project was designed to incorporate ideas of forest ecology professors.

 The protest by the council involves the sales process and other issues. It was addressed to John Raby, manager of the bureau's Butte Falls Resource Area. He said it wouldn't stop the auction. The Portland group could make a further appeal to a departmental board.

 BLM officials say the sale includes “forest restoration thinning” on 479 acres and is part of an “ecological forestry project” covering about 2,200 acres that could ultimately produce 20 million board feet,

“forest restoration thinning”?

“ecological forestry project”?

Get real.  A “managed forest” is a tree farm; a tree farm is a privatized forest…kswild.org/about-us

 

#@!%@^

The deal is cut funding for enforcement and all the environmental protection in cascadia won't save a single fish.  And do everything in utmost secrecy.  Even as it faces court mandates to make measurable progress in fish restoration, the Bonneville Power Administration is proposing to trim spending on wildlife programs due to a tight budget and higher than anticipated spending by the contractors who carry them out.

Bazillion Books for Kids is more than halfway to its goal of donating 1 million new and secondhand books during 2012 to low-income children in Oregon who might not otherwise have any books at home.Now the challenge is to teach them to read.  And then of course, it comes down to getting them to read these bazillion books.

!%@%!

Romney’s Time lines are showing:  Washington Post timeline: The events in Benghazi and the U.S. reaction

The timeline clearly shows that the statement from US Embassy Cairo criticized by the Romney campaign came four hours before crowds gathered at the embassy in Cairo, and ten hours before gunfire at the consulate in Bengazi. Romney's statement came six hours after the gunfire in Bengazi, and just after the first U.S. death was confirmed.
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Why They Hate Us...

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 09/12/2012

Poistcard from Benghazi

From Cairo to Bengazi, outraged  Islamists are letting the world’s biggest Bull in the world’s most brittle china shop that insulting other people’s religious tenets is a mistake.  America is so far from achieving anything that remotely resembles diplomacy as to render the term meaningless.  At one end of the spectrum we have war and torture; at the other we have ignorant, shambling, fart-joke antics.  The world is not laughing – nor is it running for cover.  With the American Empire waning and the Chinese economic star rising, it would behoove us to show a bit of respect for other traditions and cultures…if only on behalf of enlightened self-interest.  We simply cannot afford to continue galloping around the globe firing our six-guns and yukking it up.  The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed in an attack on the Benghazi consulate and a safe house refuge, stormed by Islamist gunmen blaming America for a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad.

 

The Oregon Trail...

The Republican Party office is in - where else? - Lake-O.  And as it was when Willie Sutton was asked, Q: 'Why do you rob banks?' A: 'Because that's where the money is.'...So Oregon Action takes out to Lake Oswego at 3 pm today yto present GOPpies with  their cheques for $160 thousand dollars.   Why that number? Because Mitt Romney and members of Congress recently voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2 percent--giving people who make over $1 million a year an average tax cut of $160,000--while raising taxes on 25 million working Americans. 

oregonaction.org/

Local Event Part of Nationwide Day of Action Demanding Elected Officials Denounce Their Vote to Extend Bush Tax Cuts for Richest 2% or Pay the Price in November

 What:        Protest against the Multnomah County Republicans as part of National Day of Action against Mitt Romney and members of Congress who recently voted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2 percent--giving people who make over $1 million a year an average tax cut of $160,000--while raising taxes on 25 million working Americans.  To symbolize this vote, protesters will deliver to the Multnomah County Republicans a massive $160,000 check from Mitt Romney with his photo on it payable to “Millionaires” and hand out similar $160,000 checks to observers.

 Protesters also will unveil a hard-hitting web ad produced by the Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund that illustrates with painful clarity the way in which some Members of Congress have doled out special tax breaks for their wealthiest supporters. “Did you know nearly every Republican in Congress recently voted to give millionaires an average tax break of $160,000 a year?  They also voted to raise taxes on 25 million working families! Help stop politician from the Republican Party from giving huge tax breaks to their millionaire donors, paid for by slashing priorities like Medicare and education. It’s time for the richest 2 percent to pay their fair share.  Find out more at: www.ChecksForMillionaires.com.”  Tax fairness is expected to be a major issue in the November election.

 Why:         The bill that the Republican s recently voted for, called the Hatch Amendment in the Senate  H.R. 8 in the House, would raise taxes on 25 million working families in order to help provide a $160,000 tax break to millionaires. Taxes would be raised by ending a tax credit that helps make college affordable (the American Opportunity Tax Credit) and ending improvements to the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit. Ending the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent would raise $1 trillion in revenues over 10 years, which could be used to protect middle-class priorities and reduce the deficit.

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Trade Secrets: The TransPacific Partnership Branding Every Last Ass...

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 09/11/2012

Some links to keep you in as you're likely to get on this TPP trap.www.eff.org/

And keeping up with David Coombs, the Court Martial Man and his client, Bradley Manning, we give you: www.bradleymanning.org/

Closer to home, Bark Out is taking the Forestry Department back to court www.bark-out.org/

And now for something completely different...

Happy Birthday Granny Aggie...

This is an excerpt from the Medford Mail Tribune:

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Agnes Baker Pilgrim will turn 88. Grandma Aggie, as many know her, is the oldest living descendant of the Takelma people and serves as a Native American spiritual elder and indigenous stateswoman.

 She has been written about or videotaped for countless local stories. It's her likeness, along with an eagle and a bear, in "We Are Here," a 20-foot-tall wooden totem-like sculpture that greets visitors in downtown Ashland.

 But while she may be widely known in the region, few know that she struggles to pay her rent and bills each month. So friends and acquaintances have banded together to help her. "We started the Agnes Baker Pilgrim Fund," said Alice DiMicele.

 As September approached, there were no funds in the account, so DiMicele decided to create a "virtual birthday party" for Baker Pilgrim on Facebook as an event, to try to raise money for the elder for her birthday.

 The seventh of nine children, Baker Pilgrim was born on Sept. 11, 1924, in Logsdon, on a tribal allotment near the headwaters of Oregon's Siletz River. According to the biography on her website, www.agnesbakerpilgrim.org, she explored a variety of careers in her lifetime before following a more spiritual path in 1970.

 In her earlier years she worked as a bouncer at a nightclub, a barber in a jail, a scrub nurse at a hospital, raced stock cars and managed a restaurant, all of which no doubt prepared her for her role as mother of three sons and three daughters, having married three times in her life. She is now the real-life grandmother of 18, great-grandmother of 27 and great-great-grandmother of one.

 Baker Pilgrim was not available for comment as she was traveling to Pendleton to give offerings of berries and buffalo meat to prisoners in the state correctional facility there.

 

 

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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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