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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:42 PM

Cult Diary

Thursday/ February 14, 2013

1 pm/est: I spoke at the State University College at Oneonta this morning. The professor introduced me as “the most influential civil rights/environmental activist in our area for the past few decades.” I nearly cracked up laughing at that. ‘Spect that explains why this area is as hurting as it is.

2:30 pm/est: Twelve completed health surveys were in the Tri-County Bipartisan Committee’s mail box at the Post Office. One was from an 80-year old man, who wrote, “I smell an agenda here!”

2:55 pm/est: Tonight’s school board subcommittee meeting is postponed until next week. On one hand, I think that there is far more than enough to do, to have held the meeting. On the other hand, I suspect that whoever scheduled it for Valentine’s Day was not thinking. On one foot, I could attend the Otego Village Board meeting tonight; on the left foot, I could go instead to the Sidney Town Board meeting. Both are scheduled to vote on moratoriums on fracking.

4:18 pm/est: Going out for Valentine’s Day dinner.

11:16 pm/est: Ended up going to the Sidney meeting. Supervisor Bob McCarthy started the clown show by challenging the minutes from last month’s meeting. He denied saying several things attributed to him. When told that three people had filmed the meeting, and recorded him saying exactly what the minutes attributed to him, he went on a rant about not caring what citizens say. This would seem to confirm rumors that he was shit-faced drunk at last month’s meeting.

I was among the people who gave 5-minute presentations to the board. When questioned if I was a Sidney resident, I said no, but I may rent here soon, so that I can challenge Bob in this fall’s election. Then I spoke about the epidemiological study of the village’s population, with some attention to two cancer-clusters that happen to be located in neighborhoods that are at the edges of a couple toxic industrial waste dump sites. I noted that some of these same toxins are used in hydrofracking, and said I would be happy to present our final report to the board in an upcoming meeting.

Three more human beings spoke, before an older woman that I’ve never seen before took the floor. Although she was supposed to be addressing the board, she instead took the opportunity to tell the pro-environment people that they were “idiots.” Then she focused upon me: “And you are an environmental cult leader!” After finishing up, she returned to her seat, which was next to mine. She then repeated this line a few times, while giving me what could most pleasantly be described as a hate stare. I thanked her for her kindness.

Curious day, all in all. I think that Ideas are influential. In that vein, I hope the college students took note of the concepts I talked about, rather than the strange old man who was talking about them. That would be my agenda. And that “cult” exists only within the angry lady’s head. It must be uncomfortable to have such diseased thinking.

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H2O Man Feb 2013 OP
FSogol Feb 2013 #1
panader0 Feb 2013 #2
NBachers Feb 2013 #3
grantcart Feb 2013 #4
AnotherDreamWeaver Feb 2013 #5
H2O Man Feb 2013 #8
AnotherDreamWeaver Feb 2013 #11
siligut Feb 2013 #6
Raksha Feb 2013 #7
hootinholler Feb 2013 #9
Octafish Feb 2013 #10
H2O Man Feb 2013 #12
Beringia Feb 2013 #13

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:45 PM

1. K&R. Keep up the good work.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:06 PM

2. Hilarious and poignant

A great view into small town politics. An "environmental cult leader" no less!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:13 AM

3. Sounds to me like you're also a poipetratah!

Or maybe a perpetrator.

All hail Zarog, leader of the Water Cult!

OK, I've got two hearts left (along with the one I gave myself) and one's going to you.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:56 AM

4. keep strong.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:18 AM

5. We are given that foreplay of "scheduled to vote on moratoriums"

but there isn't a report on how the vote went, or if the vote was postponed. Hoping they both passed.

Thanks for all the work and effort you put into this,
ADW

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:56 AM

8. They both passed.

Sorry about that -- I should have included that information.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:46 AM

11. YEAH... That's important work and information, congratulations. nt

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:21 AM

6. Angry lady is no doubt the member of a cult

But has no idea. Sounds like you are having quite an effect, judging from the opposition you are getting.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:40 AM

7. I believe "giving material assistance to terrorists" is the next step up from "cult leader."

When they start accusing you of that, you'll know you're making a serious impact. Not that it would it be all that comforting.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:16 AM

9. So did you offer to teach her the secret handshake?



They can be fun.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:30 AM

10. What Frank Zappa said.

"One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds."

FZ may've been correct. He also noted:

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."

I imagine what the PTB fear most about you is your work with the young. Their blocks of wax have not been shaped into stupidity.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:57 PM

12. Years ago, I remember

Onondaga Chief Paul Waterman telling me that young women are the way to get lots of people to come out for public events such as rallies; and that older women were essential for getting hard work accomplished.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:45 PM

13. Happy belated Valentine's Day

and Good Luck on your work.

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