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Air Cascadia on 12/24/13

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Air Cascadia on 12/20/13

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Air Cascadia on 12/18/13

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Air Cascadia on 12/17/13

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Air Cascadia on 12/16/13

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Air Cascadia on 12/13/13

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Air Cascadia on 12/11/13

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Air Cascadia on 12/10/13

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The 2013 Village Building Convergence: Succession, The Visible meets the Invisible Ecology

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 05/20/2013

A great deal of City Repair's Village Building Convergence (VBC) is visible…but even more of it is invisible. Or rather the placemaking that is involved across the city in neighborhood after neighborhood is tangible.  What is intangible are the changes that take place within the biome, the participants as individuals, as work groups, as communities, as reflections of the character of the city itself.  The complex organism we create and launch  - the image of the stone tossed into the pond – all that we cannot hang on to lasts longer than all that we can grasp with our hands.  That is the architecture of the Convergence: positive and negative space in constantly changing states of disequilibrium.  Becaasue after all, perfect equilibrium id death.  And death too plays a role…where do we get the negative space needed to     build these castles in the air, these gardens in the mind?

 

 

Without fanfare, not to mention public oversight, the poles of power have shifted in America.  Whereas once we had reasonable expectations that our governmental agencies worked on behalf of the citizenry and its corporate busy-ness, now it appears that the Incorporated Armies of the Night (Thanks, Norman) are calling the shots.  the National Security apparatus, Homeland Security and the like are the foot soldiers under corporate command.

Case in point: Here in Oregon a timber baron will in all likelihood get a law passed criminalizing protests against logging operations on the specious grounds that such protests constitute 'domestic terrorism'.

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Dark Matters: Why Whistleblower, Robert MacLean's Story is Silenced

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 05/16/2013

 

Robert MacLean is a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing.  He has continued to fight over seven long years for what once would have passed as simple justice: getting his job back.

But the subtext of MacLean’s story dwarfs the incident itself.  This begins in the dark and tangled roots of The USA Patriot Act, a document that few if any lawmakers have ever read.  It was cobbled together from the ersatz ‘pink slime’ of legislation that was already on the books – in other words, we didn’t need it in the first place – and then shot-up with adrenalin.  A never-ending river of fear.

No one ever questions the defenders of The Patriot Act…Ever.

Despots need armies.  And the Patriot Actors have theirs, the Department of Homeland Security.  Doesn’t anyone want to ask, Why exactly do we need this  thing? This guardian of borders, secrets, classified documents, Communication Management Units?

 

Equipped with this Byzantine architecture of oppression, it’s no great wonder that ethical people like my guest, Robert MacLean, will inevitably somehow, some way, some day run afoul of the DHS.

 

 

 His is an all-too-twenty-first-century story of the extraordinary lengths to which the U.S. government is willing to go to thwart whistleblowers.

 

First, the government retroactively classified a previously unclassified text message to justify firing MacLean. Then it invoked arcane civil service procedures, including an “interlocutory appeal” to thwart him and, in the process, enjoyed the approval of various courts and bureaucratic boards apparently willing to stamp as “legal” anything the government could make up in its own interest.

 

And yet here’s the miracle at the heart of this tale: MacLean refused to quit, when ordinary mortals would have thrown in the towel.  Now, with a recent semi-victory, he may not only have given himself a shot at getting his old job back, but also create a precedent for future federal whistleblowers. In the post-9/11 world, people like Robert MacLean show us how deep the Washington rabbit hole really goes.

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Nakba Special: The Boycott Divest Sanctions Show: No Retreat and No Surrender

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 05/15/2013

Mourning in America: The 65th Anniversary of Sorrow, Loss and Determination to Return

 

My East Coast guest today was Sundus Seif,  with Students for Justice in Palestine, Brooklyn College: Here’s the kick0off, in her own words: “On Feb. 7, more than 200 shareholders filed a resolution to divest from Veolia, a corporation that provides segregated transportation services to Israeli settlers living on Palestinian land in the West Bank. TIAA-CREF’s challenge of the resolution at the SEC contradicts its stated commitment to socially responsible investing and shareholder advocacy. Ultimately, we will remember if TIAA-CREF demonstrated a commitment to socially responsible investing in Israel-Palestine when we choose our retirement fund."

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Environmentalists and Timber Barons; It's like being Forced to Marry Your Rapist

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 05/14/2013

 

 

As David ben Gurion said at the onset of the  Nakba  65 years ago:  "The old will die and the young will forget".  The same could be said for the state of martial law under which we live today.  We forget that the USA Patriot act is still in full force and we forget our lives are constrained on every side by this new government department, the Department of Homeland Security.  In everything but name this amounts to martial law. Just another way in which language has been bent and reconfigured to serve a different agenda. 

So it should come as no surprise to learn that  the immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf)  is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.

 

Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo.

 

This piece of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is aimed at curbing employment of undocumented immigrants. But privacy advocates fear the inevitable mission creep, ending with the proof of self being required at polling places, to rent a house, buy a gun, open a bank account, acquire credit, board a plane or even attend a sporting event or log on the internet.

 

 

The shelf-life of a politician is ephemeral, a spark that soon turns to ashes.  A forest is millions of years in the making, manages itself and is utterly and entirely self-sufficient – complex but not complicated, a fragile, massive mystery with too many variables to be subject to prediction or even probability.

 

Until the human race hits town…and then the forest dies.  People are the worst plague earth’s forests have ever seen.  The image of little white people in suits sitting in enormous buildings deciding how many 2 x 4’s can be fashioned from an ancient stand of Douglas firs, shading, huckleberries, ferns, Oregon grape, salal and countless species…

 

 

 

 

 

Last year, three Oregon congressmen — Reps. Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden — introduced legislation that proposed putting 1.5 million acres of O&C lands into a trust managed by the state for commercial logging and creating conservation set-asides on sensitive lands. But the bipartisan proposal remains stalled in the House, and it has drawn a skeptical response from Wyden, whose spokesman recently observed, “The U.S. Senate has no appetite for legislation that is going to sell off public lands and skirt environmental laws.”

 

 

 

Wyden’s reaction frustrated timber industry officials who support the DeFazio-Schrader-Walden plan as the best hope for restoring timber harvests. County officials had urged Wyden to support the House proposal, which they see as their best hope of restoring harvests and federal timber receipts.

 

 

 

Wyden is no newcomer to the forest management game. In 2009 he accomplished the seemingly impossible, bringing together environmentalists and timber companies to agree on an Eastern Oregon strategy intended to increase harvests, make forests healthier and reduce litigation.

 

But applying a similar approach to Western Oregon won’t be easy, as Wyden well knows. He originally intended his 2009 forest legislation to apply to public forests on both sides of the Cascades, but the complexities of dealing with the westside’s diverse ecosystems and environmental and timber interests prompted him to focus exclusively on eastside forests.

 

 

 

Skeptics abound on all sides of the debate. But they should hope that Wyden can once again make the impossible happen, this time on O&C lands. As chairman of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over forestry, Wyden is uniquely positioned to bring diverse interests to the table and forge a common strategy that protects old growth and imperiled wildlife while at the same time promoting sustainable logging and restoring timber revenues to counties.

But wait...

You don’’t “”harvest” a forest, you harvest a tree farm.

 

You can’’t “manage” a forest; you manage a tree farm.

You can’t “restore a forest; once it’s gone it’s gone.

 

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My Own Private Entropy

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 05/10/2013

 

Today in History...

 

You may not know a lot about Pattern Recognition…

 

but Pattern Recognition knows all about you…What do Santa Clara County, the Southern Pacific Railroad and  today relate to one another?  Think fast or it will be tomorrow... Think slow and it will be Pattern Recognition.  Don’t think at all and it will be next stop Santa Clara.

 Activists in 77 cities will be protesting against corporate rule and political corruption on Friday, May 10. This date marks the 127th anniversary of the Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad decision, in which the Supreme Court first ruled that corporations are "persons,” entitled to rights under the U.S Constitution.

 

Tomorrow in Entropy

 

Robert Maclean ean is a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing.  He has continued to fight over seven long years for what once would have passed as simple justice: getting his job back. His is an all-too-twenty-first-century story of the extraordinary lengths to which the U.S. government is willing to go to thwart whistleblowers.

 

First, the government retroactively classified a previously unclassified text message to justify firing MacLean. Then it invoked arcane civil service procedures, including an “interlocutory appeal” to thwart him and, in the process, enjoyed the approval of various courts and bureaucratic boards apparently willing to stamp as “legal” anything the government could make up in its own interest.

 

And yet here’s the miracle at the heart of this tale: MacLean refused to quit, when ordinary mortals would have thrown in the towel.  Now, with a recent semi-victory, he may not only have given himself a shot at getting his old job back, but also create a precedent for future federal whistleblowers. In the post-9/11 world, people like Robert MacLean show us how deep the Washington rabbit hole really goes.

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At the Crossroads: Aggro-Culture After the Last of Hunter-Gatherers

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 05/09/2013

The 2013 Village Building Convergence, another crossroads in time, and Succession, the ecosystem’s millichambered hourglass, keeping track of time. Ticking off tracks in time running scalar sand through lacy finders; Pattern reflected on pattern, rain falling on infinite isinglass winter morning

 

At the Crossroads…Go ask Robert Johnson…10, 15, 20 thousand years ago, our hunting/gathering ancestors at the spot where their paths met, exchanged food, weaponry, seeds, sperm and perhaps,

Words.

Was language born at the crossroads? Human speech is based on Pattern Recognition.  The Holy Zero; the Hellish One contain all the potential suspended in the living matrix.

Pattern recognition…

And the cellular maps, whispering, glowing, keeping watch for landfall.

 

Wednesday, May 15 marks 65 years since the Nakba(Catastrophe): the dispossession, forced exile, and ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians from their land before and during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

 

Sixty-five years later, Palestinians still face an ongoing Nakba as Israel continues to deny the right of return of displaced Palestinians and to illegally colonize Palestinian lands. Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have now lived under a brutal Israeli military occupation for nearly 46 years, and Palestinians in Israel live under apartheid- more than 50 laws enshrine their status as second-class citizens based on their ethnic and religious identity.

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This is Your Brain on Money; This Your Country on e-bay...

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 05/08/2013

www.citizensagainstlng.com

 

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Illahee

 

The Illahee Institute's fifth and final lecture of the 2013 series features Jeffrey Clements.  And the question under consideration is, 'Who Pwns Our Government?' Good questions.  Not the usual 1 percent suspects.  Perhaps a nameless , faceless globalized corporate eminence gris, a shadow casting the shadow of a shadow a numbered account with no accountability; A colorless, tasteless cloud of ‘1’s and ‘0’s.

 

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Nakba

Wednesday, May 15 marks 65 years since the Nakba(Catastrophe): the dispossession, forced exile, and ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians from their land before and during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

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As the Saying Goes: 'Every Mushroom Cloud has a Red Lining'...or something like that...

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 05/07/2013

 

So… if it turns out Israel used the sarin gas, does that mean the US attacks Israel?

 

 

 

And… if Yeman and Pakistan draw their own ‘Red Lines’ around targeted assassinations carried out by drones operated by slack-jawed military hillbillies three miles under a mountain in Utah, does that mean Obama’s crossed it?

 

 

 

But if the application of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine to Syria is based upon outright lies, propaganda and half-truths -- as with all the baseless accusations over the last several weeks regarding the Syrian government using nerve gas and calls for U.S. military intervention,  then aren’t Israeli strikes on Syria obvious violations of international law?

 

 

 

None of this of course excuses any violation of international human rights law that might have been committed by the Assad government.

 

And nowhere in the Doctrine is there a photo of a shirtless Vladimir Putin waving a chair at a lion. (viz: Ancient Assyria, lions, mythology, hubris)

 

So… if it turns out Israel used the sarin gas, does that mean the US attacks Israel?

 

 

 

And… if Yeman and Pakistan draw their own ‘Red Lines’ around targeted assassinations carried out by drones operated by slack-jawed military hillbillies three miles under a mountain in Utah, does that mean Obama’s crossed it?

 

 

 

But if the application of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine to Syria is based upon outright lies, propaganda and half-truths -- as with all the baseless accusations over the last several weeks regarding the Syrian government using nerve gas and calls for U.S. military intervention,  then aren’t Israeli strikes on Syria obvious violations of international law?

 

 

 

None of this of course excuses any violation of international human rights law that might have been committed by the Assad government.

 

And nowhere in the Doctrine is there a photo of a shirtless Vladimir Putin waving a chair at a lion. (viz: Ancient Assyria, lions, mythology, hubris)

 

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Syria's Business....

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013

 

 

US Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing

Submitted to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

 

Testimony Prepared by: Robert S. McCaw.

Robert McCaw, Farea al-Muslimi and Noam Chomsky walk up to the Gates of Heaven. Saint Peter looks up from the gem-studded, jewel-encrusted, gilded tome witch conceals the latest edition of Hustler rather in the same manner that a Kardashian conceals not much.

SP: Do you have a reservation?

Chomsky: Do we look like Indians?

SP: Hm. Depends…Hey, if this is a trick question designed to entrap me for racial profiling…

Al-Muslimi: No entrapment required. 

SP slams the book shut, sighs, lights a cigarette and speaks into a small cloud hovering above and to the left of his desk: Gwen? Listen, hold my calls and shit for, oh, I guess 30 , 45 minutes? Make it an hour.  I’ll need to decompensate…

(SP listens)

Uh, yoga. Keeps my Shaktis aligned…What?…..Of course I know what a ‘Shakti’ is..Right;; and Jesus invented yoga like Al Gore invented the Internet…

Al-Muslimi: That’s good!

Chomsky: Wish I’d said it.

McCaw: Or Edward Said – peace be upon him -  wrote the Koran…or

Saint Peter: (Leaps to his feet, upending desk, book, cloud.  Magazine falls out.

McCaw: or Obama wrote ‘Who Wrote the Book of Love’

Al-Muslimi: Wish I’d said that…

Saint Peter: Shut up. Just shut the fuck up.  For Christ’s sake, this is it the Big H…

Chomsky:  Heroin?

SP: (Shakes head.  The question is too stupid to deflect) not a Three Stooges Special. God, why do parents let their kids watch that shit anyway.  A whole lost generation…several.

(Gigantic, thunderous voice off-stage: Because either it’s a single family househoid or else both parents work, or the kids are teenagers experimenting with amphetamines.  Anything else?)

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The Future as the Prison We Purchased With Our Past

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 04/30/2013

I'd love to leave links in my tracks through the woods

 

www.Forestdefensenow.com

Jacki Dingfelder, 503-986-1723

http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/04/12073/having-spent-millions-influencing-three-branches-government-kochs-look-buy-fourth

 

Thirty people were  arrested protesting against unmanned aerial drones outside Hancock Field Air Force National Guard Base. 

Syracuse, New York, y’know…

After a series of sleepless rallies and workshops held in Syracuse over the weekend by the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.The Post-Standard reports that the arrests Sunday came

A group of people lying on the base's driveway were arrested. Charges include disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration and loitering. About 250 people had marched to the gates,

“ some pounding drums and chanting.” Yes, but what color were their knickers? That’s for you ladies.  Boys; are you athletic supporters? Of course you are.

But, getting arrested. Over. And. Over. And Over. Again. While the rest of the country’s got its head in a bag of Doritos and its arse translated into ones and zeros that spark and flash across the sky over Wall Street, The City, Hong Kong, Singapore.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s your arse making money for Rupert Murdoch.

They go to jail – and in some cases prison – for their beliefs, on your behalf, in the name of some semblance of a future…

And all the other arses should go jail.  For being addicted that rots body and soul faster than heroin ever did.

And I should know…

The base is home to the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard, which operates unmanned, armed drones. They are used for intelligence gathering and bombing ground targets.

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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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