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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 AM

VICTORY FOR H2O MAN - Mission accomplished, hunger strike at an end

His goals were very simple: a meeting with Senator Libous on the issue of fracking. He kept getting dodged and ducked, until this stike was the only way to get the meeting.

He got it.

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Hi, Will:


It was a wild day. To make a long story short, I gave a speech in the Capital -- it went pretty well -- and a couple hours later, met with Senator Libous, then with his staff. And, man, does food taste good!

More tomorrow. I have some medical appointments in the morning and afternoon, then am planning to stay home and write up some of what went on.

Again, thank you for your support & article. I'll send a few links from some of the news sites that were there.

Pat

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Reply VICTORY FOR H2O MAN - Mission accomplished, hunger strike at an end (Original post)
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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:58 AM

1. Thank goodness.

Great news, Will. And thanks for keep us all up-to-date.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:00 AM

2. du rec. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:01 AM

3. Yep.

He was surprised at all the attention (national) he got. He shouldn't have been.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:02 AM

4. Fantastic...

Mission Accomplished!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:03 AM

5. I'm relieved!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:04 AM

7. Me too.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:04 AM

6. Great news. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:04 AM

8. What a wonderful outcome!

I'm so relieved! And for once I'm thrilled that my insomnia got me up so I could see this incredibly good news early on!

Thank you, Will!

And Congratulations Pat!



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:04 AM

9. Yay! Rec'd. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:05 AM

10. This is great news. Rec.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:08 AM

11. Wonderful news! Congratulations H2O Man!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:08 AM

12. Oh Yay!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:11 AM

13. Well done sir n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:12 AM

14. That is fantastic news!



Way to go, H20 Man!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:17 AM

15. Great news!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:18 AM

16. YAY!

Job well done.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:18 AM

17. Terrific!

Congratulations to H2O Man! What a wonderful example he is of how to use the courage of one's convictions for the common good. Thank you H2O Man and thank you Will for keeping us informed.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:32 AM

18. He stopped by this morning

But didn't say he was eating. Grand news indeed.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:24 AM

19. H20man, you are an inspiration to us all. Thank you. WOOHOO! n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:27 AM

20. It's that hard to get a meeting with a State Senator?

 

U.S. Democracy is truly broken.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:36 AM

21. Hallelujah!

Courage wins, and we win. And Pat wins, once he is not so dizzy any more ...
I'll keep the fist avatar a while longer, just to remember to think of H2OMan and how proud I am of him.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:37 AM

22. K&R!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:38 AM

23. You Rock!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:39 AM

24. Great news! Congratulations, H2O Man!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:39 AM

25. Very good news.... k&r

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:43 AM

26. YAY....

Way to go....H2o Man

Eat in Peace...




Tikki

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:48 AM

27. Fabulous

Rec

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:50 AM

28. Wow!

Congratulations, Pat.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 AM

29. ah! That is GREAT to hear.

Hell Yeah, H2O Man - You did it, yes you did.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:09 AM

30. Desperate times call for desperate measures

Glad it worked.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:12 AM

31. hooray

What a brave stand. Thank you Pat and Will for reporting on this.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:15 AM

32. Wonderful news!

to H2O Man!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:18 AM

33. Hoh, H2O Man!



Thank you, brother.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:32 AM

34. Well done.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:48 AM

35. Awesome.

Pat, I think you just made the world a better place.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:51 AM

36. Great news!

I'm glad it's over with a good result..yet saddened that it still takes this strong an action to stimulate a discussion.
Best wishes to all.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:52 AM

37. Good. I am glad to hear the goal was reached, and I hope he is well. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:19 PM

38. Congratulations!

Now I hope that they don't go ahead with this unsafe fracking plan.

Very glad that you can eat again!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:20 PM

39. Oh good. Hunger strikes make me nervous. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:35 PM

40. Wonderful! K&R n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:40 PM

41. K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:46 PM

42. Hey, Pat: Go for a prime rib when you're ready for it

Congratulations and right on.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:48 PM

43. KNR!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:49 PM

44. K&R - I'm in his District

Quite an accomplishment to get F-to-F!
congratulations!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:12 PM

45. Thank You H2O Man!! and take good care of Your self!!!!! n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

46. Excellent work!

And congratulations H20 man.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:16 PM

47. whew.. I think we're ALL very glad that's over.

It felt very weird to cheer someone on in such a potentially dangerous endeavor. I'm quite fond of H2O Man.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:17 PM

48. Bravo!!! YAAYYYY!!!!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:19 PM

49. Great news.

So glad the hunger strike is over, and that it worked. Too bad you have to go to such extremes just to get a meeting with 'YOUR' Representative.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:25 PM

50. Bravo H2O Man!

And thank you because we drink the same water.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:27 PM

51. excellent.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

52. Hoorah! More like this! n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

53. Kayed and friggin recced !

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:39 PM

54. Man, right now hearing how one man is making a difference is so encouraging.....

when it feels so futile going up against the wall of opposition in our governments (state & national), thank you H20 Man! You're awesome!


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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:49 PM

55. TKO in 10 Rounds! Great victory.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:04 PM

56. waterman doing it right!

great job!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:06 PM

57. K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:09 PM

58. K&R And thanks Will for keeping us updated. n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:13 PM

59. K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

60. A long fast



for the Cause.


I'm glad it has ended and that Pat has raised awareness.



H2O Man is a hero when it seems there aren't too many of them.





K and R


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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:05 PM

61. I'm glad Pat is ok

He is a very special person.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:12 PM

62. K&R ... Bigtime!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:27 PM

63. Thanks, everyone!

I had a funny phone call/interview with a conservative reporter today. She said, "So, actually, you really didn't accomplish anything, did you?" Ha!

I told her that she needed to read Amendment #1, which provides for citizens to voice their concerns with the government. I noted that this is not only a right, but an absolute responsibility. More, it implies that elected officials have the responsibility to listen to citizens.

Area high school and college students were paying close attention to this little conflict. It was providing an uncivil civics lesson. Had my goal been conflict, rather than dealing with conflict, in hopes of resolution, I could have done damage to this politician's reputation. No politician wants to be called out by high school students, taking courses in the social studies, especially in regard to government.


One more point: I am the same very average, often cranky old man who has posted on DU for 9 years. I'm but a drop in the ocean of humanity. As Gandhi said, a drop in the ocean partakes in the greatness of its parent; it is when a drop wanders off in an attempt to earn an individual reputation that it dries up. What I did was, I think, important. But I'm not.

Thanks.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #63)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:52 PM

78. Lately, I've been thinking about you and gandhi frequently.

In the same thought. And yes, what you did was very important and I'm glad you accomplished your goal.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #63)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:09 AM

89. I sincerely hope

that you get to practice Satyagraha with Libous and his ilk.

(My soon-to-be 15YO art student knows about your bravery. She is the youngest activist I know.)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:32 PM

64. A whole lotta admiration for H20 Man!



K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:47 PM

65. BRAVO H2O Man !!! - K & R !!!






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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:48 PM

66. Very Cool!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:49 PM

67. Thanks H2Oman for your stamina and courage. A great example for all of us. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:00 PM

68. woot

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:04 PM

69. Kudos! Big K + R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:20 PM

70. I just got home & online - what an awesome piece of news to be greeted with!

H2O Man - a true hero!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:32 PM

71. Thanks for fighting the good fight. Congratulations! n/t

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:49 PM

72. Relieved.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:50 PM

73. Sweet!

One person can make a difference!
Well done brother.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:06 PM

74. Wow.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:07 PM

75. K & R. Wonderful News! Congratulations are in order! n/t

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:18 PM

76. kr

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:49 PM

77. Whew, I was worried for him.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:54 PM

79. I've learned something today from H20Man.

NEVER GIVE UP!

Pass it on.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:55 PM

80. Wow!

A brave act is rewarded...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:22 PM

81. Wow, good job H2Oman..

Good job indeed.
K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:26 PM

82. Good on him...

...and YOU, Will. You are BOTH to be commended.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:29 PM

83. thank you H2O Man

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:30 PM

84. Thanks for your courageous stand

and I am so glad you were victorious and eating again!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:03 PM

85. Bless you. nm

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:01 PM

86. This is good news

I'm glad he achieved his objective without compromising his health.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 PM

87. excellent and congratulations!

good news!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:21 PM

88. Well done, H20 Man!!!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:48 AM

90. Persistence pays off! glad you can eat again. Take care of yourself. nt

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