Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What a Beautiful Tree...OR IS IT???

"Took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum...
And charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em"

What you're looking at to the left is NOT a tree, but rather a giant cell phone tower.  Isn't it pretty?  Now, here's the good news (NOT)... they are planning to put one up right on the other side of our property. Yes, just a few hundred feet from Barnashram, the bastion of simplicity, spirituality, organic, natural anti-"civilization" living, they are planning to build a (get this!) "120 foot tall wireless communications tower - STEALTH MONOFIR DESIGN." (Their words, not mine!!!)

You see, there are only so many objections you can make to technology, and  since President Clinton signed into law the telecomunications act of 1996 (yes 15 years ago), it is illegal to bring up health issues when commenting on cell phone towers.  Of course, in that 15 years, hundreds, if not thousands of studies have been done showing the dangers of EMF and RF emissions with human and environmental health impacts, and hundreds of tumors, cancer clusters, and other miseries perpetrated, but we're not allowed to mention that. So, you're stuck with environmental impact, how they look (thus pretty green cell towers), and mostly, HOW THEY WILL IMPACT PEOPLE FINANCIALLY.  In other words, if we can prove that we will lose money (like we have any to lose), by that monstrosity being here, we might have a case.  (It's ALWAYS about money.  We're just trying to serve God and Mother Earth, but that don't matter in this culture, does it?)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

That’s right, they didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.