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 shit 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…)
Today we accompanied Fernanda Zaragoza & Gaby Morales to U.S Congressman Scott Tipton’s office to ask the question “Where does Congressman Tipton stand on immigration reform?” We sat with his two staff members who couldn’t answer the question. But with clipboard and pens they took notes and certainly looked like they cared. However, I wondered how you could work for someone and not know their position on such an important issue? We asked a few more questions and then talked about how families are being torn apart yet congress is doing nothing about the issue. We also brought up the issue that veterans are being deported after serving their country. Does this sound right? Again no real response came regarding this issue. The staff told us they would get back to Fernanda on Monday with Congressman Tipton’s position on the subject. We will let you know the response.
In the meantime Elizabeth Warren is hosting a question & answer conference call on June 10th 7:30 E/T. I’ve posed a question… (more…)
There was a decent turnout for the march against Monsanto today. Many had their signs and stood for hours waving at the passing traffic many of whom honked to let us know they got it too. We estimate about 80 -100 might have been present.
Most of the fun was handing out pamphlets to let the consumers, who were totally oblivious to Monsanto and it’s “evil doing but, were shocked when they learned that stuff was being put in their food without their knowledge. Most were eager to get the information. Some of course, with their “no thank you” as they see you coming with paper like you’re going to attack them. Sadly, we live in this kind of world where some feel bombarded with so much stuff going on ….. it’s information overload for some. (more…)