I am a product of the mass media generation.
Meanwhile the nearby City of Oneonta is trying to annex the entire area so that it can get tax dollars from the local mall--which is in the Town’s tax district.
I also don’t like that I’m being approached to fight both by people I suspect want fracking, and one person I KNOW wants fracking--the local fuel oil magnate who is one of the largest gas/fuel oil companies in North America.
I don't think their contacting me much matters. Fracking will happen unless we end Big Dirty Energy's despotic grip on our energy and transportation policies, and to do that we would have to wrest the industry's money-grubbing hands from our politicians' vital parts.
So I'll talk to the bad guys about the 'smart local kids' attempt to protect local water' and I'm going to come out against it. I'm sick of pro-war environmentalists. I'll try to introduce them to Derrick Jensen's take on their activities.
Should I fight for my land?
Is that what’s right?
Will it matter anyway?
Why do they use the term ‘merger’ instead of ‘annexation’?
When did Upstate New York become Texas?
Not by choice. It's all I can find near my home in a rural, small college town--formerly a railroad town.
As a delivery person, you could say we serfs own the night. Because everyone else is sleeping, wisely getting the necessary chemicals to repair the brain during the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..
If I stayed home late at night, now that the unemployment has run out (and the really obvious private detectives are gone) how could I drive to deliver newspapers for the local daily my students used to content-analyze for their senior projects? How could I dodge--the deer?--the ditch when I drift off in exhaustion? Find a restroom in what’s left of rural America in the wee hours when the caffeine overdose stimulates more than my brain? Or, if there is no delivery job, how could I prove to my supervisors on the mailroom line that I’m not ‘walking around too much’ to remain in their employ?
I have chickens to fool into production during the winter with a light on a timer. Should I pipe in radio as well? What station? I can’t afford satellite.