Friday, June 26, 2009

Rebuilding communities with buldozers instead of bombs

Attention all Intl Communitarian Carpetbaggers!
American cities left wide open for razing and rebuilding!
The "Broken Window Theory" goes full throttle!

"US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive"

"Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline."

Use of dialectical reasoning is absolutely essential to your success:
"The real question is not whether these cities shrink – we're all shrinking – but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way," said Mr Kildee. "Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity."

The Communitarian Theme Song
by Niki Raapana
dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson

%.. and it's one, two, three,
what are we working for?
don't ask me I don't give a hoot,
next stop is filled with loot!
five, six, seven,
open up your city gates!
ain't no time to wonder why
cause WHOOPEE we all gonna buy!

Come on developers,
don't be slow,
let's shrink wrap America agogo.
Plenty green Ameros to be made
supplying sustainable principles
in the
so put away your pride
and scrawl up your deal,
it's gonna be one heck of a steal!

Be the first one on your block
to have your home replaced by a rock

Thanks for sending this Bobby. Does anyone have the list of all 50 cities designated by Brookings?

Hugh Sisley-- no doubt about it, THIS is what will happen to Hugh Sisley's properties in Northeast Seattle! Of course the land is only "returned to nature" in these plans for a VERY short time. As with the little "park" they made out of Edna Stoughten's property on the corner of NE 50th and Brooklyn, within a few years her property was part of the block size building that replaced the Ford Dealership (and I do believe it was the Johnson Partnership that found Edna's demands that she had the right to keep her house for UW grad students a barrier to community development.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Weather, News & Entertainment from Kenny Lake

Alaskans love their music!

3rd Annual
Music Between the Ranges

July 17, 18, 19, 2009,
11 mile Edgerton Hwy
Kenny Lake, Alaska

One of the things that hooked me on Alaska when I came up in the 70s was all the great music. Most nightclubs still had live bands (in the age of disco), there were lots of piano bars and honkey tonks (I was a can can cutie at the Palace Saloon in '79), and in the summer there were glorious outdoor music festivals. The old Solstice Festival in Fairbanks out on Chena Hot Springs Road and the old Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival were my favorites. Both events drew musicians from all over the state and the quality was consistantly top notch. Even after the mainstages shut down you could wander from fire to fire and listen to the small groups of pickers who played all night long. Of course most events eventually went big time, became over organized and their Alaskan hometown charm faded, but here and (somewhere up near Healy) the tradition of low key, music lover's festivals is making a revival. I didn't go the last 2 years, but this year I get 2 free tickets to Music Between the Ranges because I'm going to help with their advertising and websites!

What happened to our summer????
Big winds all day yesterday and it was the day I set aside to finish the roof and walls on little gertee. Made for a challenging makeover but I finished most of the exterior coverings by midnight when it got a little too dark to see. Insulated and covered the entire western wall (no window) and made the eastern wall completely screened and covered it with cut pieces of canvas I can roll up (if it ever gets warm here again). I'll get partial morning sun through the trees and have shade in the afternoon with a nice breeze flowing through ... I am dreaming of 80 above!

Outside temperature at 3:00 am

Took the inside thermometer outside,
had to see if it was really 20 degrees.

Gerteeville update
Gertee prototype at 3 am this morning.
Trimmed the new roofcover and installed the woodstove

Fred makes sure insulation is properly installed

Mini flower arrangements
Fresh wildflower mini bouquet

Dried and hairsprayed wildflower mini bouquet

Miniature willow basketweaving
Anika stopped by to see if we want to ride her horses.
She's always looking for riders if that sounds fun to you!
She stayed to show me how to weave a mini willow basket.

Starting is the hardest part because you slice the stems
and have to weave branches through the holes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Communitarianism by Rev. Samuel A. Trumbore

Here's a nice religious view of communitarianism. It partly explains why people who embrace it are so nauseating. These more moral people do not believe we are born with our natural rights endowed by our Creator. They do not obey constitutional law because they think they are somehow above the law. Changing the entire purpose for the Bill of Rights is their mission (and their sedition is almost complete). As the preacher man says, "Making constitutionally guaranteed rights conditional on behavior could be a great motivation for good citizenship."

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County
Rev. Samuel A. Trumbore November 17th, 1996


Excerpts from the Communitarian Manifesto:

We hold that a moral revival in these United States is possible without Puritanism; that is, without busybodies meddling into our personal affairs, without thought police controlling our intellectual life. We can attain a recommitment to moral values--without puritanical excesses.

We hold that law and order can be restored without returning this country of the free into a police state, as long as we grant public authorities some carefully crafted and circumscribed new powers.

We hold that the family--without which no society has ever survived, let alone flourished--can be saved, without forcing women to stay at home or otherwise violating their rights.

We hold that schools can provide essential moral education--without indoctrinating young people.

We hold that people can again live in communities without turning into vigilantes or becoming hostile to one another.

We hold that our call for increased social not a call for curbing rights. On the contrary, strong rights presume strong responsibilities.[1]


The land of the free has never been freer.

Our evolving understanding of individual rights has steadily marched forward in the 20th century. The United States Supreme Court has greatly expanded the boundaries of the right of privacy. Via constitutional amendment, now everyone has the right to vote, not just white, land owning men. Minorities have the right to be free from discrimination. Women have expanded rights to control their own reproduction by terminating a pregnancy. We are well on our way to establishing a right for health care. We are hotly debating the right to die. The advance of individual rights has led to a level of freedom unknown in history except to a privileged few.

And crime threatens us from dark alleys. Our public education system is seriously challenged. Many families are broken by divorce and abuse. Children carry guns into their classrooms and sell drugs on their playgrounds. Record low numbers turn out to vote. Many are happy to ignore their civic duties and indulge instead their private pleasures. Just at the time when our freedoms are the greatest, our sense of community seems to be suffering the most.

Some progressive thinkers believe our community is being harmed by all of these new rights and freedoms. We have moved from a national value consensus held at the end of World War II by most Americans to a time of value crisis and reformation. We have moved away from a more patriotic culture where police and government officials were trusted to a suspicion and lack of respect for authority. The decline of participation in organized religion has often replaced traditional community centered religious values with self centered acquisitive ones. The values at the top controlling corporate board rooms more often than not are unbridled self-interest and greed rather than harmonizing profits with the public good. The glow of pulling together for the good of all which helped us win the great war and keep the Communist menace at bay has gradually dissolved as each pursues his or her own interests and concerns.

Into the struggle of individual freedom with traditional community values, a feared tug-of-war between the extremes of anarchy and fascism, are a small group of academics known as the Communitarians. In their short association during the 1990's they have gotten a tremendous amount of attention from both the liberals and the conservatives. Though they differ on many issues, both Al Gore and Jack Kemp are strong supporters for Communitarian ideas. Partly because of the strong interest in Unitarian Universalist circles in these ideas; because the former president of the UUA, Bill Schulz, signed the Communitarian manifesto; because there was an interview in the UU World with Amitai Etzioni, one of its main proponents, two years ago (that's at least how long I've been planning to do this sermon); and least of all because the word `unitarian' is buried in their name, I lift up this movement for your consideration this morning. The Communitarian movement is "dedicated to the betterment of our moral, social, and political environment...and [is] dedicated to working with [their] fellow citizens to bring about the changes in values, habits, and public policies that will allow us to do for society what the environmental movement seeks to do for nature: to safeguard and enhance our future."[2] They plan to do this, in part, by seeking a middle path reestablishing the link between rights and responsibilities.

Much of the strain on our sense of community can be seen as the delayed effect of the transition from a rural, agricultural based society to an urban, industrialized society. Sociologists have generalized the differences between these two kinds of societies in the German terms "Gemeinschaft" and "Gesellschaft." Greg Smith, British author of Community - arianism: Community and Communitarianism; Concepts and contexts"3 gives us this definition of Gemeinschaft:

In the idyllic (but perhaps imaginary) village life of two centuries ago community (Gemeinschaft) was a natural state of affairs. Interaction was on a human scale and people largely lived with, worked alongside, married, worshipped with, traded with, quarreled with and were even oppressed by, people who they had known face to face all through their lives. Inevitably status was ascribed rather than achieved and there were therefore many constraints on the ability of individuals, especially the poor, females and outsiders to achieve prosperity, power and personal fulfillment or a chosen lifestyle. Relationships between people were multiplex, i.e. the same people were linked by a multi-stranded pattern of roles. The Romantic argument is that this produces intimacy, social cohesion and sympathy between the participants.

Life in the city was different. Smith continues with this understanding of Gesellschaft:

Industry, urbanization and improved transport gradually eroded this pattern of community life, so that increasingly people resided in one place, worked in another and took their leisure in another. The appropriate description of modern urban society was associational (Gesellschaft); here people might be in contact with far greater numbers of people, but each contact was likely to be fleeting, instrumental, and only involve a single role relationship. In the city, people would live in one neighborhood, travel to work in another, take leisure in another and make contact with different sets of people in each. Organizational life would also be segmented, limited companies and unions for the work place, residents associations and groups for women, children and the retired in the neighborhood, with special interest associations such as sports clubs, arts and drama groups, religious groups, disability support groups, serving a "community of interest" often spread over a wider catchment area.

Concentrating people together in large and frequently transient groupings in which people don't get to know each other very well (if at all) has both positive and negative results. All of us are probably happy to have some privacy that comes with anonymity and not having other people constantly minding our business. In the small, insular village, everyone is in each other's pockets usually with little toleration for social difference. In such an insular village, free thinking Unitarian Universalists are unlikely to survive long without persecution. The long persecution of Unitarians in Eastern Europe is a case in point. But the apparent drawback to urban social isolation and anonymity is a generalized decline in commitment to the social whole. It is much harder to feel connected to those who may not even speak the same language or share common habits and customs--certainly not impossible, but challenging for the average person. Because people have the freedom now to choose the community to which they belong, their commitment to their geographical community gets weaker. Of course we here in Southwestern Florida struggle with this because seasonal residents often have split loyalty with their summer community. Because 90% didn't grow up in Florida and probably 99% were not born here, residents of Charlotte County have little shared history and experience to bring them together.

The big problem generated by the move from Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft, from the rural to the urban lifestyle, is the failure to develop and internalize shared norms and values of the geographic civic community be it local, state, or federal. Generally in rural life, acceptance in the community is conditional on the embrace of the town's norms and values within an acceptable range of dissent. In the urban community, the social imposition of norms and values is much weaker. Because people create their own satisfying associational communities based on preference and interest, they develop some immunity from civic community values and norms.

Passing on norms and values from generation to generation in the city can also be a problem. Children's values come primarily from their parents and their parent's voluntary associations. Public schools today are limited in their ability to pass on values in the classroom. The Democrats are for it and the Republicans are against it. In the anonymity of the urban and suburban culture, people who live on the same street or neighborhood generally don't pay much positive attention to each other's kids, let alone try to instill the community values in them putting a greater burden on the family as source of values transmission. In the fast pace of modern life, close attention to the weighty role as values transmitter can get lost or ignored in the rush to the next appointment.

(This, by the way, highlights again the importance of belonging to a religious community which cherishes and passes on these values. The values upheld by our culture have strong roots in Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic faith. We are fortunate in our UU religious tradition to recognize all of these as valid sources supporting our common values. The religious community is one important answer to the problem of helping people internalize social values at every age.)

Given that the changes in our society which I can but briefly review and to which most can add their own mental proof are real, even ominous, our sense of common identity and purpose forged at the end of World War II is being threatened from many directions. Today we are squarely faced with the question, "How do we create greater social cohesion? What motivation will drive people toward internalizing civic values avoiding a descent into an authoritarian police state while preserving our new rights and freedoms which few of us would like to give up?"

This morning I'd like to do a little verbal improvisation with one primary Communitarian proposal to solve this problem. The Communitarians recommend a new balancing of civic rights with responsibilities. The problem today, as they see it, is that many rights come without a sense of obligation to the granter of that right. And as any parent knows, if you give your child rights without responsibilities, you are unlikely to get spontaneously responsible behavior in return.

So let's pause for a moment and imagine what balancing rights with responsibilities might look like. What if the right to vote was conditional on regular participation in elections? What if the protection against illegal search and seizure was lost after conviction of a serious crime? (This would certainly cramp drug dealer's style) What if the right to a jury trial was conditional on being willing to serve or having served on one? (Everyone wants one but few will serve when called today.) What if the right to take deductions against income for federal taxes was conditional on filing honest returns? What if everyone had to earn their citizenship the same way immigrants to this country do?

Citizenship in a democracy is a precious privilege which cannot be upheld over time without strong commitment throughout the nation to its laws and principles. It takes an elaborate system of checks and balances to keep the forces of oppression at bay. Making constitutionally guaranteed rights conditional on behavior could be a great motivation for good citizenship. The fine example for me of the way this can work is the process of gaining a driver's license. When I was a teenager, getting my driver's license was the most important moment of my existence. I took a semester of driver's education. I practiced in driving simulators. I drove with my teacher in a Plymouth Duster with a second break pedal above which he kept his foot poised. When I got that license, I had arrived. I had come of age and become an adult. Getting my voter's card was important to me as well, but paled by comparison. I think the reality should be the other way around.

My driver's license is a privilege I'd like to keep into old age. I'm very careful while I am driving and do not drive after consuming any significant amount of alcohol. I pay careful attention to the laws and regulations regarding the operation of my motor vehicle. My expectation is all of us would do the same if the enormous benefits of United States citizenship became conditional on fulfilling its responsibilities. If you have any doubt about the tremendous value of United States citizenship, take a short trip south of our border.

What I like about making citizenship a privilege is that it is a non-coercive path toward building a stronger community. One can get along in this country without a driver's license. It limits the way one can lead one's life but it is doable. I expect the same would be true of doing away with the idea that citizenship is a birthright. One could function without citizenship in the society without being punished but also without access to a number of opportunities. The most effective way to move away from the risk of authoritarianism that could follow from making citizenship a privilege is to skillfully use and direct the desire for the rights and privileges of United States citizenship.

Let me follow this immediately with an important caveat to this way to balance rights with responsibilities. At all times, those who have not yet won or lost their rights connected with citizenship should be able to earn them or earn them back through a just and fair course of action to demonstrate a willingness to accept or resume the responsibilities of citizenship. And a floor of basic human rights should be guaranteed. Because we all have a core worth and dignity born of our common humanity, we should always stand ready to welcome back into our community those who have demonstrated a genuine change of heart and a willingness to share and exercise our civic values. Our goal should always be full inclusion of everyone in citizenship by choice rather than by entitlement or coercion.

A society is better able to be good and just when it values and encourages the growth and development of it's members. No matter whether we were born with a silver spoon in our mouth or straw for a cradle, we must all grow and develop throughout our lives. If a society gives its members its inheritance of power without preparing and requiring them to be responsible stewards of that power, it casts its jewels before swine.

I fear this may be what is happening today.

So I applaud the courage of the Communitarians to suggest rights must be paired with responsibilities. We are living in a time of great transition from Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft, from rural agricultural culture to a new kind of urban social environment which requires an internalization of the demands of good citizenship. To preserve the quality of our democratic heritage, the rights and benefits of citizenship must be balanced with responsibilities. And to those who have fallen away or become confused, an open hand should always be extended to assist in finding their way back into the fold. Learning to accept social responsibility is crucial in the preservation of our political heritage and in the growth of each member into a healthy, whole, and happy human being and in the development of each one's religious life..

May we all honor the precious gift of citizenship, accept willingly its responsibilities, and pass them on to the next generation better and stronger than we found them.

Copyright (c) 1996 by Rev. Samuel A. Trumbore. All rights reserved.

[1] Etzioni, Amitai, The Spirit of Community, 1993, Touchstone/ Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-88524-3 pp. 1-2

[2] Etzioni, Amitai, pp. 2-4.

3, Author can be contacted at: Aston Charities Community Involvement Unit Durning Hall London E7 9AB tel (44) 0181 519 2244 Email

Friday, June 19, 2009

Real fur seal coat for sale made by Foukes - $999.99 obo

Authentic Fouke's Fur Seal Coat for sale!
This ladies small/petite REAL fur seal coat is in mint condition and appears to have never been worn. After several attempts to sell it on ebay and their pulling my auctions down because they are anti fur harvesting, I decided to post it for sale here.

Please email me at for larger pictures or more information about this coat. The fur is very soft but the leather is stiff, rather than me trying to soften it I think it should be done by an experienced furrier.

PRICE: $999.99 obo
Shipping & Handling & Insurance: TBD

Foukes Fur Company went out of business in the early 1960s when the U.S. government shut down fur seal harvesting in Alaska. Fur seal is becoming extremely controversial, thanks to the communitarian environmentalists who took it up as a "cause" that helps them force self-sufficent local people into their global welfare system. It is a very rare item and will become much more rare in the near future, right now the EU is working to expand their abuse of power over the Canadian fur seal harvesters, the last remaining hold-outs in the "free" world .

I will accept paypal only. Please do not attempt to purchase this if your country's laws forbid it. I will update this post when the coat is no longer available.


Union made patch

2 layer lining

Native cuffs added to comply with ebay's rules,
very beautifully crafted but can be removed

close up of lining

Fouke's fur stamp

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rebuilding little gertee and the end of the map project

This is the fifth time I've put this same frame up. The first time was in the Mercantile's campground summer of 2007, the second time was at Alpines, third time was last summer here at CR (in close to the same spot it's in now), fourth time was next to big gertee last month, and now it's up again, has a raised floor, is more secure, and it's ready for a whole new look.

Justin and Nordica helping put up the roof beams

Freddie sweeeping the new floor

underside of the new billboard roofcover

roofcover before trimming

Nordica took the Kenny Lake - Chitina Business Fun Map around to some of the local businesses last week and was told by Regal Sawmill that if Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge would buy them for placemats they'd want to have an ad on the side. So I called Princess and made an appointment for Nordica with Tracy, their Operations Manager. We revised the map to have ads around the frame and Nordica took it to the meeting. Tracy was enthusiastic and said she would ask corporate about sponsoring it rather than just buying an ad. We waited a week and heard back today that after they looked more closely at all the components 0f the map, well, they are not interested anymore. I can't imagine what "components" they're suggesting might be a barrier to their sponsorship or advertising with us... heh.

On the one hand I was kind of hoping for their support because I could totally use the cash to fund my lavish lifestyle. But all week I thought about them finding the ACL and how that would go over with corporate. Dutch Princess is a foreign communitarian corporation with ties to Queen Beatrix (aka Lady Shell). I also used pictures of hunting, trapping, fishing and other local activities. My map may be a little too authentically political for their EU sensibilities. I'm guessing they also may have contacted the frauds at Copper River Watershed Project, Copper River County Stories Mapping Project, and the WISE old owls at HAARP and learned my ACL politics from them. So it's back to the drawing board and taking a new direction for this summer; none of the businesses we spoke to will advertise on the map if Princess won't hand it out to their guests. Most Alaskan locals hate Princess Tours and their monopoly on Alaskan tourism, and Tracy initially said they wanted to show support for local projects. Apparently not too local though. That local businesses won't advertise without Princess on board leaves me deciding the locals can live without our maps or our global marketing of the Kenny Lake and Chitina area. I guess it must be time to go back to writing for the ACL and letting go of my concern that this area is destined to be a wildlife corridor for Princess Tour busses going from Denali to McCarthy.

Good thing I got my hunting, trapping and fishing license this year. All Hail Queen Beatrix!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Global warming rejected by 31, 478 American scientists, WHO says Swine Flu a Global Pandemic

Yesterday we got hit with a nice big hail storm that didn't damage my garden because I threw tarps over it just as the pelts began to fall. Big booms of thunder and lightening made for a lively day. I set up the khana around the new floor and when we tried to put up the roofbeams last night I learned my roof poles are NOT long enough for an 18 foot gertee. Argh! So today I'm moving the walls in a foot.

Communitarian governance is basically rule by permit only. Americans already comply with thousands of communitarian regulations that require us to apply, pay a fee, and grant access to our private information. We are told to comply with specific rules to insure community quality of life, all of which may or may not be based in valid concerns for the environment or the "community." The goal of ALL communitarian global "concerns" is the moral authority to regulate every aspect of human existance. The new social order places academics in positions of nobility and average people across the globe are told they're too uneducated and backwards to comprehend the "need" for more communitarian authority.

We are told to listen to our Big Mother who knows what's best for us, yet others tell us Big Mother is nothing but a big fat liar: Swine Flu Vaccination Poses Serious Threat to Your Health.

In our Big Mother's Double Tongued Dictionary we define a scientist as "god." Just as laymen are not allowed to question the authority of church leaders who claim to have a mandate from god himself, lowly uneducated locals (such as ourselves) are not allowed to question or RESIST the self-annointed authority of global communitarian scientists. While I appreciate the sincere efforts of all the Ph.D.s who signed the following petition I still reject the idea that an education in a communitarian university is more relevant to the debate than listening to our elders, to the old local grandmothers, farmers, craftsmen and fishermen who carry the knowledge of their ancestors in everything they do. And for the record, I mean ALL people's ancestors and not just the natives', especially since many American tribal elders have embraced the whole vague notion of communitarian superiority and the need for more regulation and control.

From Anders Bruun Laursen, our friend Darren and George Freund:
Before the US House of Representatives, June 4, 2009

Madam Speaker, before voting on the "cap-and-trade'' legislation, my colleagues should consider the views expressed in the following petition that has been signed by 31,478 American scientists:

"We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.

There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.''

Circulated through the mail by a distinguished group of American physical scientists and supported by a definitive review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature, this may be the strongest and most widely supported statement on this subject that has been made by the scientific community. A state-by-state listing of the signers, which include 9,029 men and women with PhD degrees, a listing of their academic specialties, and a peer-reviewed summary of the science on this subject are available at

The peer-reviewed summary, "Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide'' by A. B. Robinson, N. E. Robinson, and W. Soon includes 132 references to the scientific literature and was circulated with the petition.

Signers of this petition include 3,803 with specific training in atmospheric, earth, and environmental sciences. All 31,478 of the signers have the necessary training in physics, chemistry, and mathematics to understand and evaluate the scientific data relevant to the human-caused global warming hypothesis and to the effects of human activities upon environmental quality.

In a letter circulated with this petition, Frederick Seitz -- past President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, President Emeritus of Rockefeller University, and recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from 32 universities throughout the world -- wrote:

"The United States is very close to adopting an international agreement that would ration the use of energy and of technologies that depend upon coal, oil, and natural gas and some other organic compounds.

"This treaty is, in our opinion, based upon flawed ideas. Research data on climate change do not show that human use of hydrocarbons is harmful. To the contrary, there is good evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful.

"The proposed agreement we have very negative effects upon the technology of nations throughout the world; especially those that are currently attempting to lift from poverty and provide opportunities to the over 4 billion people in technologically underdeveloped countries.

"It is especially important for America to hear from its citizens who have the training necessary to evaluate the relevant data and offer sound advice.

"We urge you to sign and return the enclosed petition card. If you would like more cards for use by your colleagues, these will be sent."

Madam Speaker, at a time when our nation is faced with a severe shortage of domestically produced energy and a serious economic contraction; we should be reducing the taxation and regulation that plagues our energy-producing industries.

Yet, we will soon be considering so-called "cap and trade'' legislation that would increase the taxation and regulation of our energy industries. "Cap-and-trade'' will do at least as much, if not more, damage to the economy as the treaty referred by Professor Seitz! This legislation is being supported by the claims of "global warming'' and "climate change'' advocates -- claims that, as demonstrated by the 31,478 signatures to Professor Seitz' petition, many American scientists believe is disproved by extensive experimental and observational work.

It is time that we look beyond those few who seek increased taxation and increased regulation and control of the American people. Our energy policies must be based upon scientific truth -- not fictional movies or self-interested international agendas. They should be based upon the accomplishments of technological free enterprise that have provided our modern civilization, including our energy industries. That free enterprise must not be hindered by bogus claims about imaginary disasters.

Above all, we must never forget our contract with the American people -- the Constitution that provides the sole source of legitimacy of our government. That Constitution requires that we preserve the basic human rights of our people -- including the right to freely manufacture, use, and sell energy produced by any means they devise -- including nuclear, hydrocarbon, solar, wind, or even bicycle generators.

While it is evident that the human right to produce and use energy does not extend to activities that actually endanger the climate of the Earth upon which we all depend, bogus claims about climate dangers should not be used as a justification to further limit the American people's freedom.

In conclusion, I once again urge my colleagues to carefully consider the arguments made by the 31,478 American scientists who have signed this petition before voting on any legislation imposing new regulations or taxes on the American people in the name of halting climate change.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The First Family - clones of Eqyptian mummies?

One of the responses to my last post was a link to Freeman's art. Thanks Darren! This is by far the wildest theory I've seen about where the Obama family comes from. Of course, as a non-fiction anticommunitarian researcher I probably shouldn't give it any serious consideration. It's obviously just a very strange coincidence that exists only to deflect us from reality. It's far easier for me to prove EcoTrust and the Copper River Watershed Project renamed my people as the Salmon Nation than it would be for me to prove President Obama is a clone of an Eqyptian Pharaoh. But.... the possibility of him being this particular pharaoh makes the theory all the more interesting. And heh, it could settle the whole certificate of live birth issue once and for all.

Regardless of where the evidence is, the earliest reference I found for communitarianism was called "communitarian-ra" defining the legal code for Jewish captives in Eqypt. Obama's rise to power started on the shoulders of people who endorsed the Communitarian Platform in 1992.

Freeman's Perspective

"President Barack Obama looks amazingly like Akhenaten the father of monotheism. Michelle Obama looks amazingly like Akhenaten's mother, Queen Tiye. Akhenaten had two daughters by Nefertiti They look amazingly like Malia and Sasha. The code names of Renegade, Renaissance, Radiance and Rosebud correlate well with the ancient depiction of the Royal Family."
Who was Akhenaten?
"Akhenaten was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who reigned about 3,500 years ago. He made some major, but rather short-lived changes to various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, the most notable one being his religious revolution. Akhenaten also made major changes in the ancient Egyptian art style, and presented himself in a very different manner from any of his predecessors.
Akhenaten ruled in the eighteenth dynasty, which seemed to be an age of revolution in ancient Egypt. Only a few reigns before his had been the reign of Hatshepsut, the most famous (but not the only) female pharaoh.

"Akhenaten's strange appearance and mysterious behavior, as well as his connection with Nefertiti and with the ill-fated "boy king" Tutankhamen, have made him the subject of much passion and controversy in the last century or so. Akhenaten is all things to all people--to some he was a fanatical lunatic, to some he comes across as a strange, eccentric young man whose behavior was strongly influenced by his mother, to others he was a Christ-like visionary and a mentor of Moses, and to still others he was simply someone who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and who really had nothing to do with the dramatic reformations that went on during his reign."
"Akhenaten is all things to all people" ... including a "Christ-like visionary and a mentor of Moses"? Moses? The Ten Environmental Commandements? The "law?" And if you think it's been hard to confirm exactly where Obama was born, try finding out who's in Tomb 55:

"No mummy has yet been identified as being that of Akhenaten."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Is Barack Obama the One True Fishgod?

I've been meditating on my new role as a tribal elder and High Priestess in the Salmon Nation. After I learned my people have been claimed by the great white fathers of a new sustainable salmon nation (EcoTrust, a UN NGO), I realized just how far these global change agents will take their sick joke. Almost immediately afterwards I was struck by the realization that I can be whoever I want to be in this theatrical production put on by the communitarians. If Etzioni can call himself our guru, then I can rewrite my role in this farce and say I was ordained by grandfather King Salmon and ritually purified on the Copper River during high Solstice 2008.

I am concerned that Obama the Messiah is an imposter. What if he actually belongs to the Cult of the Dead Fish? Then again, maybe he's the Messiah for people who worship the ancient Greek half-man, half-fish god Nereus. According to the editors at Wiki, "Nereus was known for his truthfulness and virtue." Ophra Winfrey says basically the same thing about Obama. Hmmm.

Or heaven forbid, what if he's Oannes, the Babylonian half-man half-fish god, sent by Ea to deliver unto us the ever changing art of civilization?

Some Priestess I'd make. I was wrong to assume the Salmon god would be Dagon. He isn't just a fish god as it turns out :

Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, reportedly of grain and agriculture. He was worshipped by the early Amorites and by the inhabitants of the cities of Ebla and Ugarit (which was an ancient city near the Mediterranean containing a large variety of ancient writings and pagan shrines). He was also a major member, or perhaps head, of the pantheon of the Biblical Philistines.

His name appears in Hebrew as דגון (in modern transcription Dagon, Tiberian Hebrew Dāḡôn), in Ugaritic as dgn (probably vocalized as Dagnu), and in Akkadian as Dagana, Daguna usually rendered in English translations as Dagan.
Ancient religions are very confusing to me, almost as confusing as the modern ones. Is this what my mother meant when she asked me to have faith in Obama?

Exit Stage Right

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“Seeing God as eminent in all of creation, then we should not speak of a connection between Spirit and nature—they are one; God is the fish, God is the tree”

Friday, June 12, 2009

I'll be on Govern America with Darren and Nancy June 13, 5am AKT

Greandma's helper

I've been invited to join Darren and Nancy on their Sat am weekly radio show before, but I wasn't prepared to go on live radio to discuss communitariansm at 5am my time. I've never been a morning person and most of my writing and long term jobs were nights or graveyard shifts. My summer "schedule" has been waking at 8am no matter what time I go to bed, because the daylight and the heat is enough to wake me. (I'm totally acclimated to sleeping in a very cold room.) I do have a new portable phone now so at least I can move around during the call and we won't have to talk over the scratching noises. Hope you can join us, bring coffee.

Nordica tearing down bridal gertee covers

18 foot yurt foundation, Chapter 1 in the new book:
"How to build a gertee from available materials"

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Freak mini tornado hits little gertee

A beautiful Alaskan summer day

The garden's finally almost all seeded.
Snap peas and radishes are already up.
Planted Armenian cucumbers, carrots, kale, brocolli, green onions, white onions, zucinni, lettuce, summer squash, jalapeno and cayenne peppers, tobacco (in pots), basil, dillweed, parsley, rosemary, Alaskan tomatoes and flowers. Have a 35 gal water tank next to the garden to fill the shower bags I use to water it.

I never put up anymore ropes, and so here's Gertee after a tornado blew out of nowhere and lifted it 2 feet off the ground. Then it turned and came directly towards us in the garden. I tackled poor little Freddie and laid over him in the gravel. It blew past as quickly as it came. Nothing was destroyed inside gertee but I spent the rest of the afternoon moving my minis back into big gertee. Moving it back by the garden on the new gravel pad for sure now.

The winds came in right behind it.

Chillin' with neighbors in the new cooking patio. Decided to bag cooking over an open fire all summer again and set up the woodstove outside. Works great so far.

Justice learns how to cook pasta on a woodstove.

Today I met Keith Murray, one of the original 12 homesteaders in Kenny Lake. Known locally as the "Goat Man," he lived in teepees here since '68, and so did his goats. He's never been inside a yurt and was real happy to finally get to be inside one. Judy Brown brought him over right after the tornado hit. :) Most of his teepee frames are still standing and can be seen from the road, and he invited me over to check them out and take pictures. Very interesting fellow.

Cornina modeling the fur seal coat with her daughters.

Laying rock... another huge project I started.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

1st Alaskan Miniwerks Display opening at the Merc June 10

Alaskan Miniwerks Display
featuring art by me,
with creations on the way from
Sharon Rose, Patty Barr, &
Catherine Fletcher-Gilbert

Filling 2ml glass jars with dried cilantro,
dillweed and savory, soaked in extra virgin olive oil.

Filled 4 2ml jars with wild Iris seeds.

Playing with Sharon's spices

built the step platform from barnwood siding
and the rest of the exotic hardwoods

Fresh Alaskan wildflower bouquet

Top of the display, not for sale

Alaskan Wildflower mini bouquets

Making several versions of
mini bumperstickers
Alaskan magazine covers

Will also have:
2ml bottles of Alaskan fresh "bottled" water


a mini scented oils section starting with
Alaskan wild rosehips soaked in olive oil and water

My Alaskan dude is sneaking out the back
with his fishing gear

My centerpiece

Alaskan Wildflowers in a rusty bucket
Got them all in water, will see how long they last.
May sell fresh wildflower bouquets daily.

%"Who will buy my sweet red roses,
two blooms for a penny?"%

The display when I stopped tonight
All we need now is a logo, lables and pricing.