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Earth Day, Hour, Minute now Memory. KRCC’s Democracy Now, Then, Was.

Remember Earth Day? It became Earth Hour, then I think Earth Minute. If there was an Earth Second you and I missed it. With every chance for commemorative environmental actions squeezed out by the newest condensed schedule, the Earth Moment became a void. Now for Earth Day we do nothing. We reflect in acquescence. It's become another holiday, minus the time off, which is not ironic. Our uninterrupted industry on Earth Day is fitting. Earth Day is like Valentine's Day. Happy Earth Day! :) 46383

Who obsconded with Pikes Peak Area Earth Day?

Famed environmentalist Denis Hayes spoke at Colorado College last week, and it was very tempting to ask the creator of EARTH DAY what he thought about speaking to an audience which had eliminated theirs. Oh, we have Earth Month, and CC has Earth Week, to make room ostensibly for the growing plethora of environmentalist activities, to a thinning crowd unfortunately. Shrinking the party is a curious strategy, don't you think? Obviously the Earth deserves more than a day's commemoration, but the point of an Earth Day, is to concentrate popular attention toward building global community. Perhaps the new "Earth Hour" attempts to recapture that focus, you'd think there might be a happy medium, such as... Earth Day?! We're content with holidays of a day duration. America's uber-patriots would have expanded the 4th of July to Independence Month, if such a thing was really meant to be effective. We do not have Memorial Month, or Veteran's Month, or Christmas or Easter Months either. Oddly, Pikes Peak environmentalists chose to expand their drinking hours to last a month, encompassing more eco-themed happy hours to please their members-only. Local common folks looking beyond the usual corporate media antagonist apathy on subjects environmental,

Van Jones is Obama in Greenface, what our president did for race, Jones wants for the environment, New Jack Shit

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? He's Black AND he's Green, and like his former boss Obama, he's a neo-eco corporatist pushing... Cap-N-Trade! In Al Gore Nobel Prize circles, Van Jones is the environmental darling who was too hot --we're to infer principled-- for Obama's centrist administration. In post-Hope America, Jones turns out to have been the spoonful of Aspartame that helped environmentalists swallow just the next neoliberal pill, another pitchman for the bankers whose "Green Collar" remedy for our climate -and economic woes- is to trust in big business --let free trade and deregulated profits deliver mankind! No surprise then Colorado College is foisting the so-called upstart to dazzle the impressionable on Thursday March 3rd at Shove Chapel, 7:30pm. And the asshole (his word, not mine) compounds his offense by presuming to greenwash the few terms American workers have to grasp the real issue, class struggle. The blue and white collars differentiate who works and who keeps the profit, and by the way, who's made the decisions that led the machine to environmental collapse and who pays the price. Green Collar doesn't describe a shirt, it's a leash. Oh but JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and the IMF don't want to

Dan Maes really really really doesn’t want to be Governor

He speaking to a "crowd" of 50 supporters (doesn't Denver Metro have a population of over a million? That's a big difference...) told them that the Denver Mayor and City Council focusing on the Environment, carpooling, BUS SERVICE and Bicycling, was a commie plot to bring Denver into the clutches of the United Nations. No, really. It's Insidious, and Nobody Knows About This Conspiracy, But He'll Be Proven Right...wing...nut... Here's my take on it. Maes gets such a low dose of voters' support in the Gubernatorial, that he puts up a website alleging a United Nations Conspiracy to silence him, and asks for donations from the Wingnut community throughout America. 19313

Think of it as enhanced evolution, Un-natural selection, cull the gulls…

The debate turns now to whether or not to rescue marine animals from the oil. Pelicans and gulls specifically, but there's more. Of course, animals that took millions of years to be what they are, should learn to mutate themselves a lot faster. Seagulls and turtles and manatees and sea-otters, fish, crustaceans, jellyfish, plankton, all need to mutate in a matter of days rather than eons. True, it would be a LOT simpler for the HUMAN species to modify our behavior, not set our entire economic plan on one focus, like Fossil Fuels. The plan with a built in Self-Destruct button that gets armed and starts ticking away once we drill the first well. Of course that first well was "well" over a century ago, BUT there's still time to ramp down the madness, get back to a point where we can actually turn off he Self Destruct switch. 17905

The Toilet Paper Bears – A Fitting Analogy for once.

So, leave aside the notion that male bears tend to eat their offspring. It's a little too graphic for the anthropomorphists But one of their new themes is Poppa Bear and Little Bear in a rowboat fishing. Little Bear gets impatient. Then has the bright idea to drop a piece of the Overpriced-and-not-any-better-than-any-other-brand of toilet paper into the water.Which is so absorbent that it dries up the whole lake. All the fish are gasping for water to breathe, flopping around in their death throes. Somehow, in the insane popularity contest that passes for "awww, wook at the cute animals" the fish aren't given fake smiles, humanized eye placement and faces, and the other pond dwellers who are sometimes anthropomorphized, like the frogs, aren't represented. BUT... That's not the truly relevant part. 15459

Phony Sedon-y meet Social Ecology

I mentioned in my last post that I'd had a visceral negative reaction to Sedona -- undeniably one of the most beautiful places on earth -- which surprised and dismayed me. I had a vague sense that I was offended by the opulence and pseudo-spiritualism of the place, but that didn't completely explain my snarky attitude which, I've come to understand, usually masks a deeper response to perceived injustice or dashed hopes. 7695

Join the Clorox Club!

Join the Clorox Club and bleach America Green! I wonder if this is now seen as a 'Green investment' nowadays? Some Clorox company products do now get the Sierra Club endorsement, that's for sure. Sierra Club Launches Partnership with Clorox’s new Green Works Line 3047

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