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