Sunday, December 11, 2011


Yesterday was gratifying.  I was a little worried prior to putting up our banner, "Save the Water"  MM and I are new at being visible activists, putting our bodies on the line, you might say (not that it even resembled that, but I was a tad nervous, if truth be told).  You never know how people will react to those who take up a cause that has the potential for conflict about critically important topics...their jobs, the environmnet, politics....

But when you share information about such a hugely important topic as water, people take time to listen;  at first they grow silent as the message takes root in their minds; and then it's like an awakening.....

We were at a little Country Store in the little unincorporated town in Greenville, West Virginia.  We shared the potential for disaster with all who came into the store between the time we arrived--10:00 a.m. and the end of our shift at 1:00 p.m.  And, it was soooooo rewarding!  Of the 48 people who entered the store during that time, 45 signed our petition.  Only one person was borderline rude, two didn't want any information (hard to imagine!) Two people even showed up for the specific purpose of signing the petition (as the signing locations had been well-publicized.

It was a good day.  A very, very good day.  Forty-five signatures may not sound like much, but keep in mind, this is a tiny place.....a very special tiny place....and the message was loud and clear:  no fracking, not here....not anywhere.  Go away BIG OIL....go AWAY!  All your feel-good-ain't-we-wonderful slick ads on TV are just so much bullshit.  You are ruining lives all across this country....lives of people who are defenseless...and you are the Goliaths against a humble population of Davids that risks losing everything...including our lives....all for BIG OIL PROFITS.

Watch the following to see how Fracking will impact this country.

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