Drought Crisis in the Northwest: Part 1

Snarky Seattle KOMO TV commentator Ken Schram snipes:

First: To all the people who’ve sent me e-mails ragging on Governor Gregoire for her remarks about the drought.

She was telling people how we’d all have to conserve; take shorter showers; flush toilets less and “…brush only every other tooth.”

For all of you who took the Governor seriously: You have the IQ of an Altoid.

Please, do not have children.

We face a frightening summer of fire and dust and dying animals in the Northwest:

“Barring a miracle,” the Corvallis [OR] Gazette-Times editorializes, “it looks as though the Northwest could be facing a drought the likes of which have not been seen since the days of the Dust Bowl.”

Worse yet, we have a worldwide drought crisis. For example, in Thailand’s province of Loei, elephants “are descending from their mountain homes to raid villages for food, as the north-eastern province becomes firmly gripped by drought.”

And so the story goes on, around and around the globe, which we’ll partly traverse in this diary.

The Octopus

A comment by Soj just reminded me of a conspiracy theory that many believe to be true. And remember, just because it is a conspiracy theory does not mean you need to wear a tinfoil hat. For years people who claimed the CIA and DoD had conducted biological experiments on human test subjects and on cities were called conspiracy kooks. Later the CIA and the military admitted to such tests.

Danny Casolaro worked as a freelance journalist before he was found dead in a Martinsburg, W.Va. motel room.

His death has been the subject of numerous books, a play, countless newspaper and magazine articles and thousands of web pages. Unless you’ve ever had an interest in conspiracy theories, you’ve probably never heard of him.

I personally believe he was on to something big and was murdered.

(with poll)


The lawyers for Green presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, along with Kerry-Edwards 2004 have added election tampering to a civil suit filed against the state of Ohio over problems with the state’s recount, RAW STORY has learned.

The Raw Story

To see the affidavit click here

To see Georgia10’s opus:Armando’s Challenge

Medecins Sans Frontieres

(Cross posted with Daily Kos)

        I just received a “Thank You” letter for my donation in regards to the South Asia Tsunami Relief and other Unmet Needs. MSF aka “Doctors Without Borders” is an amazing organization, they are often the first relief org. to arrive at the scene of an emergency and the last to leave. They go into the most remote and dangerous parts of the world. They also speak out against human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law that it’s teams witness while providing medical relief.