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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:13 AM

SUCO

I'm getting ready to go to the State University College at Oneonta (SUCO) to speak on environmental issues.

I had prepared an outline a few days back. But I woke up this morning at 3:30 with a different presentation in mind.

For many years, I've enjoyed speaking to students in schools and colleges. Today should be fun: the professor wants me to motivate these young adults to become political activists. I'll do my best.

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H2O Man Feb 2013 OP
annabanana Feb 2013 #1
H2O Man Feb 2013 #2
Sophiegirl Feb 2013 #13
bigtree Feb 2013 #3
H2O Man Feb 2013 #4
lunatica Feb 2013 #5
spanone Feb 2013 #6
panader0 Feb 2013 #7
hootinholler Feb 2013 #8
zeemike Feb 2013 #9
Mira Feb 2013 #10
Auggie Feb 2013 #11
brer cat Feb 2013 #12
barbtries Feb 2013 #14
Octafish Feb 2013 #15
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #16
immoderate Feb 2013 #17

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:15 AM

1. The kids don't know what a treat they're in for.

Go on in there and turn some young heads, H2O Man!

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:22 AM

2. Oh, thanks!

I appreciate that.

There is a town board meeting tonight in the community where we are doing the epidemiological study. I think I'll invite the students to joing me there. They will get a close-up look at the issues that I'll be addressing today.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:12 AM

13. What kind of study??

Do tell. I'm very interested because I work in this field on a national level.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:30 AM

3. those poor kids

. . . motivated to a lifetime of tireless activism and advocacy; all because of the efforts of one committed (sleep-deprived) man.

The HORROR! . . . best of luck!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:40 AM

4. Ha!

Guess I'll be "H2O Maniac" today.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:43 AM

5. You're more than up for the job

I hope you inspire some of those kids to a lifetime of commitment to a great cause.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:44 AM

6. k&r...

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:50 AM

7. The professor picked the right guy for the job.

Thanks for all you do. K and R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:59 AM

8. Cool gig!

BTW what ever happened to those fracking documents that were going to be in the press?

Oh, and apparently the Gov is waiting for some epidemial study or other before proceeding on fracking. I saw that tidbit and smiled large.

Now, go make a difference.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:12 AM

9. I have no doubt you will do your best.

And inspiration that comes from sleep is usually the best...Good luck and thanks for your effort.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:12 AM

10. This is a red letter day for those students

Hope they make the best of it. And it is of course good for you as well, to be of such service.
DO NOT take Rubio's water bottle along

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:36 AM

11. It'll be a KO

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:12 AM

12. Thank you

for inspiring another generation. Get enough of them active and you might get some well deserved rest!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:13 AM

14. your best is so good H20 Man

we're lucky you're on our side.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:36 AM

15. Those lucky kids don't know what they're in for.

No one better for the job than you, H20 Man!

Here's some light listening for those interested in learning about how Big Business put the kibosh on journalism and academia from Maria Galardin's TUC (Time of Useful Consciousness) Radio:



Alex Carey: Corporations and Propaganda
The Attack on Democracy


The 20th century, said Carey, is marked by three historic developments: the growth of democracy via the expansion of the franchise, the growth of corporations, and the growth of propaganda to protect corporations from democracy. Carey wrote that the people of the US have been subjected to an unparalleled, expensive, 3/4 century long propaganda effort designed to expand corporate rights by undermining democracy and destroying the unions. And, in his manuscript, unpublished during his life time, he described that history, going back to World War I and ending with the Reagan era. Carey covers the little known role of the US Chamber of Commerce in the McCarthy witch hunts of post WWII and shows how the continued campaign against "Big Government" plays an important role in bringing Reagan to power.

John Pilger called Carey "a second Orwell", Noam Chomsky dedicated his book, Manufacturing Consent, to him. And even though TUC Radio runs our documentary based on Carey's manuscript at least every two years and draws a huge response each time, Alex Carey is still unknown.

Given today's spotlight on corporations that may change. It is not only the Occupy movement that inspired me to present this program again at this time. By an amazing historic coincidence Bill Moyers and Charlie Cray of Greenpeace have just added the missing chapter to Carey's analysis. Carey's manuscript ends in 1988 when he committed suicide. Moyers and Cray begin with 1971 and bring the corporate propaganda project up to date.

This is a fairly complex production with many voices, historic sound clips, and source material. The program has been used by writers and students of history and propaganda. Alex Carey: Taking the Risk out of Democracy, Corporate Propaganda VS Freedom and Liberty with a foreword by Noam Chomsky was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1995.

SOURCE: http://tucradio.org/new.html



The audio can be downloaded gratis. While the names aren't changed to protect the guilty, the message and how it relates to our current pickle shows who and what counts.

http://tucradio.org/AlexCarey_ONE.mp3

Helps explain how Democracy devolved into its current condition and what we need to do to move forward, starting with putting the "Public" into Airwaves -- and Education -- again.

Knock 'em out, H20 Man!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:57 AM

16. Wonderful! I think I can speak for all DUers. We will be with you in spirit.

Get those kids going.

Thanks for what you do.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:07 PM

17. Break a leg!



--imm

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