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Thu Jan 19, 2012, 09:58 AM

Update #1 from H2O Man

He told me he is doing well, though "There are only so many ways to prepare water -- ice water, cold water, bottled water, a glass of water, a cup of water ....."

His report:

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Sunday
January 15, 2012


This morning, I had two phone calls, both asking if I planned to attend an anti-hydrofracking meeting at the Sidney Public Library. The first call was from an old friend, who -- when I said yes, I was going to be there -- said, "Good. We need our leader." The second was from a young man who I'm not familiar with, who hung up on me after I said I planned to be there.

The meeting went very well. The gentleman who organized it said that there were three times as many people as he had expected to show up. There were representatives of several of the area pro-environment, anti-fracking grass roots groups at the meeting. The only person I didn't recognize turned out to be the fellow who called me.

He approached me at the end of the meeting, and said that not only did he resent that I planned to do a hunger strike, but was offended that I spoke to a group that appeared to support me. He said that I was no different than a person standing on top of a high building, threatening to jump. And the others here were like a crowd that gathered to watch the freak show, and were yelling, "Jump!"

I told him that I didn't see it that way, and that apparently no one else there did, either. This fellow said, "You are all about death." A woman next to me asked if I knew this guy? I said that I didn't. She asked him why he was there? He didn't respond to her. So I said that my actions were intended to promote health and life, versus hydrofracking, which represents disease and death.

He said that I was "a typical politician," and asked if my "next stunt" would be to take the state senator hostage at gunpoint? I pointed to a book I was holding, and said that if he insisisted it was a bike, it was still a book. The "bike" existed only in his mind. I said he seemed to be peddling in some dark territory, and that I was not able or interested in going there with him.

I am not a "leader," nor a lunatic threating to jump off a building, much less commit any act of violence. I'm simply a citizen, and a father, who is very concerned that hydrofracking will destroy our environment. As the hunger strike goes forward, it will be important to try to focus on that -- no hero, no villan, just and ordinary person attempting to exercise Amendment 1.

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WilliamPitt Jan 2012 OP
HappyMe Jan 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Jan 2012 #2
mmonk Jan 2012 #3
LiberalEsto Jan 2012 #4
blm Jan 2012 #5
Octafish Jan 2012 #6
Zorra Jan 2012 #10
sabrina 1 Jan 2012 #43
Laurian Jan 2012 #7
PRETZEL Jan 2012 #8
hfojvt Jan 2012 #9
Zorra Jan 2012 #11
Mira Jan 2012 #12
ret5hd Jan 2012 #13
MuseRider Jan 2012 #14
bleever Jan 2012 #15
Wind Dancer Jan 2012 #16
byronius Jan 2012 #17
Withywindle Jan 2012 #18
Solly Mack Jan 2012 #19
SalviaBlue Jan 2012 #20
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2012 #21
bobthedrummer Jan 2012 #22
Tikki Jan 2012 #23
annabanana Jan 2012 #24
malaise Jan 2012 #25
zeemike Jan 2012 #26
libodem Jan 2012 #27
redqueen Jan 2012 #28
jsmirman Jan 2012 #29
The Wielding Truth Jan 2012 #30
spanone Jan 2012 #31
handmade34 Jan 2012 #32
Lifelong Protester Jan 2012 #33
EFerrari Jan 2012 #34
suffragette Jan 2012 #35
H2O Man Jan 2012 #36
WillyT Jan 2012 #37
slay Jan 2012 #41
Mr_Jefferson_24 Jan 2012 #38
sudopod Jan 2012 #39
slay Jan 2012 #40
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2012 #42
ellisonz Jan 2012 #44
jsmirman Jan 2012 #45

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:08 AM

1. k&r

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. k&r

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:11 AM

3. LOL.

Yeah, I warned him about drinking lots of water. Thanks for the update, especially his info on the meeting in Sidney.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. Bless H20 Man for extreme courage

I would not have the courage to do what he's doing.

Fracking is a severe threat not only to acquifers, our precious drinking water resources, but for their potential to trigger earthquakes.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:13 AM

5. Hero Waterman.

^^^^^^^^^^

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:15 AM

6. ''You are all about death.''

Hired goon.

Old school, Poisoning the Grass Roots.



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Response to Octafish (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 11:06 AM

10. +1

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Response to Octafish (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 03:41 AM

43. Why do they all sound the same? Irrational, moronic, off-the-wall as well as completely

off topic. I guess they hire the most ignorant and uneducated goons they can find.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:21 AM

7. Thanks so much for the update.

I've been thinking of H2O Man and hoping all was going well for him. His commitment and strength are inspiring. I will continue to keep him in my thoughts. Take care H2O Man!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:30 AM

8. "no hero, no villan, just and ordinary person attempting to exercise Amendment 1" - H2O Man

and it's for these words that all of us here are in support of you.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:53 AM

9. well that was Sunday, today is Thursday

That's a long time to go without food. The longest I have gone is 24 hours.

Of course I am 25 pounds heavier now too, so presumably my body could consume those 25 pounds of mostly flab before I even got down to my college weight.

Perhaps I should try Cuomo's office since the Senator appears to be unreachable.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 11:22 AM

11. "I am not a "leader,"

nor a lunatic threating to jump off a building, much less commit any act of violence. I'm simply a citizen, and a father, who is very concerned that hydrofracking will destroy our environment. As the hunger strike goes forward, it will be important to try to focus on that -- no hero, no villan, just and ordinary person attempting to exercise Amendment 1."

That's so Occupy.

Sending lots of good energy to you, H20 Man, thanks.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:26 PM

12. Thank you Pat - and thank you Will - I'm glad I was able to find an update.

Sending light and many good thoughts.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:26 PM

13. Did anybody think to snap a pic of the disruptor?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 12:57 PM

14. An ordinary citizen rising to the truth of the matter.

You do not want the titles so may I simply state that your commitment and courage engaging fully in a fight for us all allows you my highest respect. Thank you H2O Man for your sacrifice for all of us. Sending thoughts of well being and a spiritual fullness that may sustain you.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:10 PM

15. Continued best wishes.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:15 PM

16. K & R!

Thanks for the update - stay strong!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 01:40 PM

17. Go Waterman Go.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:39 PM

18. K & R for H2Oman!

Be safe, be healthy, and know we support you!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:41 PM

19. Please tell him that I'm thinking of him.

Thank you

K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

20. K&R - Thank you for what you're doing H20 Man.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:53 PM

21. What a great report!

Thank you, Will, for bringing this to us...

And a huge thank you to H20 Man for fighting this extraordinary fight.

Rock on!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

22. With you in spirit Patrick-thanks for the updates Will n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 03:54 PM

23. K&R




The Tikkis

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 04:30 PM

24. Thank you for the update.

I wonder if the disruptor was there for the fracking interests..

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 04:41 PM

25. K & R

Go Waterman!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 05:48 PM

26. Thanks for the update....it is important to keep us informed.

The disruptor will always be with us...and H2O man will attract them for sure...but he knows how to spot them and knows how to handle them I am sure.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 05:50 PM

27. Thank you

For the report. Best of luck and love to H2Oman.
Water is such an important natural resource.

Drink up, brother. It's all you've got now.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 05:51 PM

28. Thanks for the update.

K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 05:57 PM

29. William - please contact me!!!



Sorry - the last thing I want to be is a pain here - but I really want to keep pushing to try to get this story out there - I sent a pm to you and am hoping to hear back...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 08:02 PM

30. H2Oman. You are a hero. I support your cause. Stay strong. Can you have flavored water?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 08:03 PM

31. k&r...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 08:03 PM

32. be safe H2OMan...

suggestion - cold water takes more energy to utilize; might be best to drink room temp or warm

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:15 PM

33. K & R for H2O man

and his courageous stance.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:20 PM

34. Is it just me, or does H2O Man need security?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:25 PM

35. Pat, You are a just person as well

And I admire your dedication to pursuing what is just and to justice.

K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:48 PM

36. Thanks!

I want to thank everyone who is supporting me.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:51 PM

37. You Be Careful Goddammit !!!








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Response to H2O Man (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:14 AM

41. :)

 

no - thank YOU bro.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 11:01 PM

38. "I'm simply a citizen, and a father, who is very concerned that hydrofracking will...

... destroy our environment."

This is not an overstatement -- hydrofracking is incredibly destructive and these energy companies have been extremely deceptive about the potential harm.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 12:16 AM

39. H20 Man is awesome and he should feel awesome.

Also, IMHO sneaking a little Gatorade now and again would be a-ok!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:12 AM

40. Very powerful

 

can't argue with that. H2O man - livin it real - literally. And he's right - if we don't fight for the future now -there won't be one worth fighting for period. thnx for the update Will.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 03:31 AM

42. We will have to exchange notes on our local hunger strike

and how council ignored it.

And the best to waterman

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 03:11 AM

44. Kick

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:06 PM

45. kick

we can't forget about his effort

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