Category Archives: Connect the Dots

Smartest podcast program on the web?

Against the Grain gets my vote. Listen to this interview with Timothy Morton: Gaia theory holds that the Earth is a living, self-regulating system, a whole much bigger than the sum of its parts. Timothy Morton dares to challenge not … Continue reading

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Ferguson v. Port of Olympia, Part II

Ok, jumping back in on the Port of Olympia. If you want to start at the beginning, go here for Part I. If you want to start with Part II and not look back, the story is that former finance … Continue reading

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Ferguson v. Port of Olympia, Part I

What is going on at the Port of Olympia? The Daily Olympian carried a story on May 21, 2013 about a lawsuit filed by the Port’s former finance director, Kevin Ferguson, against the Port and the Port’s Exec Director, Edward … Continue reading

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Earth Day? Olympia Port of Commissioners Political Action

The Port of Olympia continues to move fracking materials from China to the Bakken Formation in North Dakota.  I think that makes the Port an accessory to murder of the planet. We have some work to do with the Port … Continue reading

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Income and Wealth Inequality

Everybody is putting this one up.  And for good reason.   Guess I better add to the queue.

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Scanning the News

A few items jumped out at me.  WAPO says Obama is looking ahead to the 2014 congressional election because the current GOP house is hopeless. Our situation on the shore of the Salish Sea is the same, but it’s the … Continue reading

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Paul Cienfuegos on Community Rights Ordinances

Five minutes and 20 seconds.  Grab a cup of coffee and give Paul a listen. Paul and I agree on a lot of things, but we both start from the point that single issue activism is not going to get … Continue reading

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We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

Hey, Toto. 2 big blizzards in a couple of weeks.  One of the complications of global warming is that the warmed atmosphere holds more water vapor and guess what?  More water vapor means heavier snowfalls.   I scanned this piece … Continue reading

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February 17, 2013 at Heritage Park, 3 pm – Be There

Open rally in Olympia, Washington in support of the Washington DC Keystone XL Pipeline Demonstration. We will be at Heritage Park with PA, music, speakers, tabling and general merriment.  Come and join us. Want to help us send a message … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather Events! Get Used to Them.

Lots of news coverage of Frankenstorm, but not much mention of the role that our carbon economy plays in the production of this storm. Hey, mainstream media,  can you say Global Warming? Here is what Joe Romm has to say … Continue reading

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