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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:43 AM

Good Morning, DU:

I want to thank you for all the support. It means more to me than I can say.

Yesterday, I was in Albany, at the Capital Building. There was a rally, before meetings with elected officials. A couple of state Senators and Assemblemen/women addressed the crowd of about 750. Then I had the opportunity to. Josh Fox, who made "Gasland," spoke after me; I was so tired that I had to go sit down during his speech, and missed it.

Anyhow. As I tend to do, I spoke about our Constitutional democracy. About Amendment 1, and the right and the responsibility to "petition the Government for a redress of grievances." In that is the implicite responsibility of elected officials to be open to, and respond to, those citizens who seek to communicate.

I said that in my daughters' high school, students were writing LTTE and taking up a petition, telling Senator Libous that this situation wasn't what they were learning about in social studies classes. That it was instead an uncivil civics lesson in government. I said that I realized that Senator Libous had initially considered me a thorn in his heel, but that now it was becoming infected.

Later in the day, Senator Libous agreed to meet with me. After that, I met with two of his top staff people. Not perfect, but not bad. Not bad, at all.

I have doctors' appointments this morning and this afternoon. Then I'm hoping to have an opportunity to spend some time here.

Again, thank you so much for your support. I hope that I can repay the debt.

Peace,
Pat

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H2O Man Jan 2012 OP
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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:44 AM

1. K&R

 

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:45 AM

2. Waterman - you have 100% support from me



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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:47 AM

3. Another K&R!


Been following your story!...

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:47 AM

4. You had a productive day.

 

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:48 AM

5. How wonderful to see your post this AM

I am so proud to follow your efforts and dedication to this cause. I am just awe struck at your stand.

I'm also very relieved to see that you are checking in with your physician during this hunger strike. By now, I'd imagine that you aren't feeling the intense pangs of hunger anymore, given ketosis does kick in within a few days, but may well be feeling a bit weak. Please take care of yourself. Above all.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:48 AM

6. thank you so much for what you are doing.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:49 AM

7. thank you for what you are doing. nt

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:49 AM

8. Thank you for the update and

please take care of yourself .

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:51 AM

9. Great progress, H2O Man, and thanks for

keeping us updated. PLEASE take care of yourself!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:52 AM

10. Does this mean you will eat?

I'm so glad he has agreed to a meeting. Still I am concerned for your health.

Well done.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:06 AM

11. Thank you for all you do.

But also, please take care of yourself as we need you.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:08 AM

12. Thank you. Now don't do that again OK?

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:14 AM

13. Thank you!

There are no words to say that everyone else here hasn't already said. You rock!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:14 AM

14. You are an inspiration, H2O Man!

Congratulations!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:25 AM

15. Thank You!

Please take good care of yourself. You are much admired and appreciated.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:29 AM

16. We are in YOUR debt

for your courageous action.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:34 AM

17. K&R. If this is not the ultimate example of positive political activism,

I really don't know what is.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:46 AM

18. K&R

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:51 AM

19. you are a hero and an inspiration

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:51 AM

20. Thank you!

You are amazing in your dedication and commitment. I am proud of you and your accomplishments.



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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:59 AM

21. The debt is to YOU, H2O Man!

You are an inspiration and an exceptional human being.

Thank you, for doing this for all of us.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:04 AM

22. maintain your health H20 Man.

you are needed on this planet.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:06 AM

23. Bless you, Mr. H20Man. You are a treasure.

You are also a reminder that we can all make a difference. Stay safe and healthy. I will keep you in my prayers.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:08 AM

24. ¡Palante!

Congratulations, H20 Man!

Now, listen to your doctor.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:37 AM

25. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

You are a courageous and heroic man.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:41 AM

26. a good morning it is!

thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:43 AM

27. you

are an inspiration.

Thank YOU for putting yourself out there for everyone of us.

please take good care of yourself H20Man.

~peace

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

28. Blessings, Peace and Good Health surround you.

Thank you for all you do to uplift us. You are a deep inspiration in a land that has lately had a lot of shallow breathing.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:33 AM

29. Well Done H2O Man.

Thank YOU

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:35 AM

30. Thank You, H2O Man for walking the walk...

Please take care of yourself now-bless you..

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:57 AM

31. Thanks H20 Man

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

32. K&R!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

33. Well done, my friend

Thank you for all that you are doing for us and the planet!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:18 PM

34. Thanks for the update, peace to you and take care of yourself, H2O Man.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:46 PM

35. Thank you for all that you do. All of my best to you and yours. K&R

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:53 PM

36. Thank you for the update, my dear H20 Man!

I'm so glad and relieved that you succeeded...

Now, please eat and rest, OK?

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

37. No, thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:07 PM

38. k&DUrec n/t

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:09 PM

39. K & R

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:12 PM

40. Thank you! And bravo!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:20 PM

41. Way to go, H2O Man!

I saw the video posted on Rosesaylavee's thread, and thought you did an amazing job of staying focused and coherent, in spite of being famished: very inspirational! Let's hope the morons relent!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:23 PM

42. Inspirational. Honorable. Thank you.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:25 PM

43. Good job.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:43 PM

44. I am in awe of your spirit

your gumption, and your willingness to act for your principles.
We need millions more like you.

Pls. take care of yourself for a few days now, k?


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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:46 PM

45. you are awesome

Thank you so much.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:59 PM

46. The protector of H2O. Well done.

Glad that you're OK. It's great that you were able to mobilize high school kids to participate.

--imm

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:04 PM

47. Thank YOU, H2O Man. K&R (nt)

 

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:25 PM

48. Awesome victory!

Thank you for doing this for all of us.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:27 PM

49. Thank you H2O Man...

for giving Senator Libous a lesson in how democracy is meant to work!

A man who walks the walk instead of just talking the talk is a treasure to his community, and that is YOU Pat.

Good luck with your docs visits today.


horseshoecrab

edit to correct spelling

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:27 PM

50. Thank goodness.

I was worried about your health. Kudos to you though for attaining your goal.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:06 PM

51. Our water, air, and soil thank you!

Congratulations on finally being heard!

You were very brave to take such a stand! Defending the very elements which give us life is not an easy task these days, with the ruiners of the realm busy taking advantage of a failing economy. We need to unite No Fracking Way, worldwide, and put an immediate stop to all poisonous hydro-fracturing...build solidarity with every single locale that has found itself under attack by those greedy destructive bastards and demand that every voice be heard.

Your action has been an inspiration to us all.

Thank you and may your dedication spark and spread across our country, now, before it is too late!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:08 PM

52. k&r

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:12 PM

53. K&R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:15 PM

54. Brave and handsome, you old thorn you!



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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:11 PM

55. :)

K&R

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:47 PM

56. Honor follows you, H2O. Man. Honor becomes you. Thank you for all of us everywhere.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:35 PM

57. A thousand thank yous.

May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide you all the way on.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:45 PM

58. Debt? It was said before -- it's our debt to you.

You're an inspiration in a time when few are found. Your only debt is to your body now -- take care of you!


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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

59. Eat something!!!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:29 PM

60. Thank you, boxer with a heart of Gandhi, for what you have done. Not bad, not bad, at all.

You light the way, my friend. Proud of you, and hope to see more of you around here, soon. We need your help at DU - this place is a mess. Wars coming - we have to mobilize against them, now.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:33 PM

61. God bless you.

and thanks for all that you do.

Please take care of yourself!!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:33 PM

62. thank you H20MAN

we love and appreciate you for your dedication

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:56 PM

63. Bravo!! (furious clapping!) Well said!! Woot! Woot!

I am so deeply relieved this is over....


(rider slumps in teary grateful relief that H2O Man has succeeded without physical harm....)

(((HUGS!!!)))

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:57 PM

64. Rest up. You Rock! nt

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:49 AM

65. I wish I had more time to follow the details of your struggle.

From a distance and only getting a brief chance to read the basics I have to say the fact that

you were so committed not to a position but to a dialogue, about communicating, about bridging across

positions and building on relations I was struck that it was very Obamaesque in its goals, very Ali in its courage, very

Ghandi in its methodology, and very Mandela in its tone.

I am guessing that you just saw it as very 'Waterman' but then I never knew your mentor.

When you are right then persist in dialogue without wavering and you will eventually be successful. Not in every detail but

you will have great influence.

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:12 AM

66. Thank you for writing to us! What a day you've had.

I think I can speak collectively here and say, "You make us proud!"

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:30 AM

67. Job well done, H2O Man.

Forgive me for this shallow comment, but I saw Rosesaylavee's video of you & you are quite a looker!

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