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…)
Last night Pueblo House had a few young 20 year olds who were interested in finding out more about Monsanto and what they’re doing to our food supply. With a growing concern about foods being genetically modified they wanted information and answers. Colorado is fighting back with the “right to know” request for labeling. Petitions will be gathered and signatures submitted to get this on the ballot for November.
May 24th will be a global day of protest with large marches taking place across the globe. We will be there supporting the march against Monsanto set to take place on Northern Blvd on the south side. We’re expecting quite a crowd to show up and help educate the public on what a GMO is and how it affects those that ingest it.
We ended the night watching the movie “End of the Road” which talks about the money printing business of the Federal Reserve. (more…)
Tonight we visited Rawlings Library where we heard stories from our vets who served in the Vietnam war. Many have been diagnosed with diseases directly caused by the affects of agent orange.
HO (Herbicide Orange) was a herbicide manufactured for the U.S. Department of Defense primarily by Monsanto & Dow Chemical in the USA & Canada. It was given its name from the color of the orange striped barrels in which it was shipped. It was used as part of its herbicidal warfare program “Operation Ranch Hand” during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. In mid 1961, President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam asked the US to conduct aerial herbicide spraying in his country to eliminate enemy food sources and cover. In Aug. of ’61 the South Vietnam Air Force initiated herbicide operations with American help. In Nov. 1961 President John F. Kennedy authorized the start of “Operation Ranch Hand”. (more…)