It’s amazing that so much information is available on the subject of 9-11 and yet so much is discarded as “conspiracy”, when in fact there are specialists, former government officials, etc. all of whom share their beliefs and facts on the subject. Is it that the public are in such denial or naive that their minds won’t go there? Is it that they (as one man stated honestly) cannot wrap their brains around these facts because then they’d have to “do something” about it? If anyone could explain these facts with decent arguments it would be helpful, but how do you argue fact? Here we are, 13 years later and still no one has been held accountable for this atrocity that flies in the face of “American Democracy”. As Americans it’s our duty to question authority when there’s doubt, or we’re given substantial evidence of (more…)
Met a whole lot of great people today at CSU student orientation. It was packed around noon and both Joe & I gave out hundreds of cards. We hope to have student volunteers joining us soon. We met musicians, artists, creative and passionate people who loved what we’re bringing to the east side. Great things are on its way and with the music and art space complete we’ll have another area for bringing people together to better the community.
We followed the day by joining a drumming circle on the river walk under the main st. bridge where many talented drummers gathered and what a sound they made! The coordination of rhythm & beats was astounding. Drummers came from CO Springs and Denver to participate. We surely have a lot of talent locally. Many have offered to play at Pueblo House and that’s wonderful. We’re working hard to get the houses completed so we can start more programs for the kids. (more…)
Today we decided to take up the offer Noemi put forward and go to visit Bishop’s castle which is in the mountains about 40 min. s/w from Pueblo. We decided to leave the overwhelming demands and world sadness behind to go find an adventure, and that we did. With the RV stocked up, we went to meet a long time anarchist who’s father (or grandfather) built the castle over 50 yrs ago. It’s had additions over the years and become quite a tourist attraction, equipped with a very cool gift shop with handmade crafted items. My camera was acting up and wouldn’t take more than 2 frames before freezing. It started acting up Thursday night when we went to the Scott Tipton (CO R-Rep) town hall meeting (straight from the airport and that’s another story of its own). Perhaps I smoked it while in Canada taking too many pics . Well it’s retired itself today. And all of you who know me can imagine how devastated I am right now. No pictures turned out but thankfully I had back ups with my phone camera so I could share this awesome experience. Tomorrow is another day and I will tackle it with vim & vigor or….just paint the heck out of something! (Janet W) (more…)
Oh boy, found out there was a humungous rally in Sturgis this weekend and the RV could have been sitting in the middle of it had we known earlier. A friend came by while we were sitting at the Chieftain newspaper (protesting the Israel/Palestine conflict and trying to get media attention) to let us know he was heading there and they were expecting over 1/2 million people. Now that’s worth occupying! Maybe a plan for next year should be on the agenda, especially because they’ll be celebrating 75 years. Now that sounds like an event worth attending. They all hate what the Government’s doing too, right? Ok….that’s a start.
That tour would be after our girls tour …”Get the money out”! Coming to a city/town/tent near you this fall/winter! Ladies start your engines….is Mexico calling us? (JW)
The League of Women Voters met today for their annual retreat in Beulah a beautiful mountain village in Colorado just 1/2 west of Pueblo. It was a great day discussing the next years program, events, coordinators and volunteers. The LWV is not just for women any more and they actually encourage men to join. We had 3 men out of the 15 total attendees. The meal was very tasty and the scenery wonderful as was the conversation. (more…)
We stand in support of all those in Palestine who are being attacked by Israel. Protests were organized in cities around the world today in response to the ongoing assault on Palestine and the Palestinian people. We’re outraged that a Palestinian 16-year-old (Muhammad Abu Khdeir0) was brutally murdered by Israeli settlers. The bombing of Gaza and the killing of over 300 Palestinians by occupation forces, the mass arrests of over 1000, and the raids, attacks, tear-gassing, invasions and closure that Palestinians are being subjected to are crimes against humanity. (more…)
Welcome to the rolling rebellion….Democracy is not for sale!
849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals released into Colorado waterways
Industrial polluters released 849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado waterways in 2012, according to a report drawn from federal data.
The most prevalent chemical — nitrates — causes algae growth that leads to dead zones in rivers and streams.
Finally the Stock Market is being investigated. With all the shenanigans on Wall St. it’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out. For years the gambling and now, nano second trading has been going on and with any luck will stop. This is not investing. This is gambling no matter how you package it. Trading high volumes of stock in minutes is betting on the markets. Can someone please explain to these jokers what gambling is? And, while you’re at it, explain what bribery is so our politicians can understand what’s so wrong with buying politicians…..when that investigation finally comes knocking!
Once again our government hard at work! I had to call the IRS today to find out why (after OTR Foundation was approved for 501c3) we’re not showing on the website as an official 501c3. Appears they “lost” yes “fallen through the cracks again” our application and if I hadn’t phoned would have never been added. This is supposed to be done automatically after being approved. We were approved in April. So now they tell me it could take up to 8 weeks for it to appear on the master list. (more…)