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The Poor Peoples Potty Project

Pause You Who Read This. In Great Expectations, Dickens writes, “Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for … Continue reading

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US military working with Honduran dictatorship according to The New York Times

‘Lessons from Iraq and the War Against Drugs in Honduras- The New York Times in its May 5th edition published an article that stated in its first paragraph: “The United States military has brought lessons from the past decade of … Continue reading

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Ye Aulde Memoir

Another old piece. These stories are distorted by romanticized memory, at times, and others likely remember them differently. I by no means intend to insult any of the real persons that lived through this stuff with a cavalier treatment of … Continue reading

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So-called Free Market Capitalism doesn’t pay its bills

It instead leeches off Tax-supported Publicly paid enterprises like the Army and Police agencies, not coincidentally the only agencies they want to be continued to have Public Funding…Allow the wealthiest to not pay taxes on money they obtained through blatantly … Continue reading

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Never mind the dog, beware of owner… Cute, maybe. Effective, nope.

Guns are what you call “simple”. They’re a simple piston engine, the very simplest being a piece of tubing, a nail and something to snug the nail to the inside of the tube for maximum pressure, then you simply make … Continue reading

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Mountaintop removal halted into DAY 8

As you come in from the cold spell, think of the Coal River Mountain tree-sitters who are passing their seventh night in drizzling cold, getting by with just what they could pack in the first day, their support crews arrested, … Continue reading

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Th-Th-Th-Th-That’s all folks, in lipstick

Full text of Alaska Ex-Governor Sarah Palin‘s poetic address, wherein she explains that her contract with the voters of Alaska has a “lame duck” escape clause, stuff about a God-given right to despoil, some veiled threats to shoot gun-control revenuers, … Continue reading

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Republican Party of El Salvador to lose its throne this Sunday

The Republican Party of El Salvador (ARENA), just like the Republican Party of the US, is a party of the death squads. As such, they have ruled for 20 years after inheriting the defeat of the Salvadoran Revolution by the … Continue reading

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seeking refuge in Abbey’s country

Edward Abbey presaged America’s current path to tyranny forty years ago and predicted that the end of American democracy would be coincident with the destruction of the wilderness. What’s the connection between democracy and wilderness? Personal liberty is a fleeting … Continue reading

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Wal-mart drives its chariot of predatory commerce over bones of Civil War dead

WAL-MART wants to build a Virginia super-center on the edge of the memorial site of one of the most consequential battles of the Civil War. The Wilderness marked the first engagement between Generals Lee and Grant, ignited a forest fire … Continue reading

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No fishing

Everywhere life is under attack despite our sweet little Colorado license plates urging us to ‘respect life’. Unfortunately though, there is little in capitalism that does respect life much, whether it be human life or other. If we did respect … Continue reading

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We are just wiping out primates

One of the most disturbing things about lifestyle vegetarians and the group PETA is that they consistently distract people from paying attention to the real dangers to animals on this planet. They want to fight about whether one should have … Continue reading

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Tiny doomsday prophets

If we listen closely, there’s a small voice in the wilderness, calling out to us, warning of a coming transformation.   No, it’s not John the Baptist. It’s America’s honey bee, dying by the millions, prophesying the demise of the … Continue reading

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Iraqi Oil for Beginners

Iraqi Oil for Beginners is artist-in-exile Jon Sack’s account of a century of Iraq history dominated by the fight over its oil. The 31-page comic can be ordered through the publisher Voices in the Wilderness UK or from Housmans.   … Continue reading

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Industrial Society and Its Future

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski on how to get published (paragraph 96):   “If we had never done anything violent and had submitted the present writings to a publisher, they probably would not have been accepted. … In order to get our … Continue reading

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Palmer Park, hidden treasure of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is blessed with having a spectacular natural setting, no doubt about that. I have now passed a little over 4 months of my life here and if I had to list one thing that the city has done … Continue reading

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