From YouTube video description:
[Posted on behalf of two citizen groups, Friends of Artesians, and It's Still the Water. This is part one of a trio of videos, by Harry Branch (a member of F.O.A.), about Artesian wells in Olympia, Washington; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Ashland, Oregon.]
I am talking about having the Isthmus Blues. Ow.
I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
— Martin Luther King Jr.
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Glen and John at the Friday Percival Landing Peace Vigil. The Friday vigil is sponsored by the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, and has been ongoing for over 10 years, since November 1998.
"The Olympia Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation seeks to replace violence, war, racism, intolerance, and economic and social injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice. We are an organization of many faiths committed to active nonviolence as a transformative way of life and as a means of profound social change. We model these principles by personal example. We collaborate and dialogue with the larger community to educate and to engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions.
"The Olympia FOR (www.olyfor.org) has been active since 1976. It is the local chapter of a 93-year-old nationwide (www.forusa.org) and international (www.ifor.org) pacifist organization that has opposed every war since World War I. While working for peace in foreign relations, the FOR has simultaneously worked for nonviolence and social justice throughout society. For more information contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 or email@example.com"
"War is bankrupting the U.S."
"We declare peace."
"Human Rights Are For Everybody."
"Prosecute the War Criminals."
During last weekend's Westside Artswalk I caught a short set of a few songs by June Madrona. I was really impressed. They had a great sound that was energetic, inspiring, impassioned, compassionate, kind, friendly, open and uplifting. I am glad I went!
Check out some of their songs from myspace.com:
I first noticed the smell on Monday evening. I noticed that the tide was very low. At that point I figured that the culprit was exposure of the mud. But I just went through town and it still smells. The tide didn't appear to be low at this point. The worst area of smell was just at the foot of the downtown side of the 4th Ave Bridge. So what's up? Is it sewage? Maybe a sewage main broke. I don't know. -Berd
 p.s. although I just check a tide indicator, which predicted low tide for 7:12 pm. So maybe that's the culprit.
p.p.s. I wonder, do you know if it is normal (i.e. healthy) for tide flats to smell like rotten eggs?
I am feeling slightly under the weather. So I will not be attending tonight's City Council meeting to use my three minutes of public comment. Instead, I just sent this letter to the Council and to City Hall:
From: Robert Whitlock
To: Olympia City Council; City Staff; and Everyone
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I was just filling out my ballot when I noticed that it is damaged. When it arrived in the mail, there was a chunk taken out of it, sort of like it had maybe been ground in a mail processor machine. After reading the instructions, instead of risking that my vote not be counted, I think that I will make the effort to visit the elections office for a new ballot.
I wonder if anyone else has found their ballot to be damaged.