We keep ‘Little Red Ridinghood’ out of schools because of a bottle of wine in her basket. Why not assault weapons?
2:00 p.m. Interfaith prayer service; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 20th Avenue and Capitol Way
2:45 p.m. March to State Capitol
3:00 p.m. Rally against gun violence
Do you wish to move the conversation about this issue from fear and anxiety into action?
Then please plan to attend an interfaith prayer service and march to the Washington State Capitol on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 2 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 20th Avenue and Capitol Way in Olympia.
Moms Demand Action of Olympia, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Washington and the Faith Action Network are sponsoring the event with participation from many local faith communities. The march begins at 2:45 p.m., followed by a rally.
At the close of our prayers for victims of gun violence and for guidance on how to move forward, we will go to the Capitol to hear from legislators and local government officials on ways we can all work together on this issue. They will discuss a variety of proposals, such as universal background checks, high-capacity ammunition magazine limits, and other sensible and responsible federal and state proposals.
Invite your friends and spread the word.
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The scene looking Eastward from downtown at a few minutes before 7 pm Monday evening:
The sky looked eerie. Very dark clouds in the East constrasted with bright setting Sun in the West. The storm system seemed to move from about NNE to SSW. There was thunder.
The day before, on Sunday, there was a vigorous small hail downpour. At least one person reported damage to a skylight in the house where they live.
Wild spring weather. What do you think?
Veterans for Peace helped to bring this movie to Olympia, check it out and mark your calendar if you're interested, it will show at the Capitol Theatre in May, Saturday the 18th, at 4pm. Tickets $8/$6 OFS members, available at Traditions Fair Trade, Rainy Day Records & box office. www.indiegogo.com/projects/occupy-love
Fierce Light Films on YouTube:
In the course of turning an old fish packing plant into an upscale dwelling, a wealthy developer discovers that his young wife may be having an affair with his contractor. Old acquaintances make wily rivals, and fresh paint can't hide the writing on the wall in this dark comedy of modern manners and menacing power tools.
by Israel Horovitz
General Admission: $32
Groups of 6+: 20% off ticket prices
Rush Tickets are $12-$15 and go on sale 30 minutes before showtime. Limited to available seats only.
Thursday, May 9 at 8pm (Opening Night)
Friday, May 10 at 8pm
Saturday, May 11 at 8pm
Sunday, May 12 at 2pm
"The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. Evergreen's 1000 acre campus is located in a wooded area of rolling hills on the Cooper Point Peninsula, five miles northwest of downtown Olympia. The site includes 3,300 feet of undeveloped waterfront on Eld Inlet of Puget Sound."
I was in the neighborhood yesterday during one of the intermittent rain showers and sunshine breaks. The timing worked well to be at Madison Scenic Park, right when a break in the clouds let in sunshine on the downtown valley. It was raining at the same time. I heard report of an awesome double rainbow seen from the Westside. And, last night, there was an awesome scene of the new Crescent Moon appearing to cup the planet Jupiter as they settled toward the Western horizon. A larger version of the panorama is posted below the fold.
First, I think it helps to define a couple of the barriers:
Proper identification – This typically means a state issued I.D. or Driver’s License. The catch-22 here is that it takes I.D. to get I.D. – so if you have no way to verify your identity, then you’re stuck in a very long process (I’ve seen it take over six months, assuming the person doesn’t get frustrated and give up, then miss an opportunity and have to start all over) of verifying who you are in order to get identification and thus be able to get into a traditional shelter.
Sobriety – One firm requirement of traditional shelters is that an individual not be currently under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The effect is that chronic inebriates and addicts – the folks who need access to supportive services the most – are left out in the cold. This traps them in a vicious loop of cycling between the street, jails, and hospitals – costing our community millions of dollars a year – and never moving the individuals toward recovery from homelessness, addiction, untreated mental illness, etc.
Mental health – Typically, either volunteers or individuals who are undertrained and underpaid make up the staff of most traditional shelters. In many cases, individuals who have untreated or undertreated mental health issues are denied access to shelters. This happens because shelter staff and volunteers don’t have the capacity or training needed to understand or respond to individuals with these issues.
These are three of the major barriers that prevent a good number of people from utilizing traditional shelters. These individuals are the highest need individuals in our community; they are also at highest risk of violence and to be preyed upon. They tend to gravitate toward our downtown for a number of reasons – meals, access to services, the library, food bank, their community of friends; and on the darker side, easy access to their vices whether it be drug or alcohol.
"Olympia and Mt. Rainier, Washington. With Capitol Lake in the right foreground and majestic Mt. Rainier in the background Washington's State Capitol Buildings could not have a more beautiful setting, a short distance from Interstate 5 no visitor should miss these magnificently landscaped buildings."
I'm guessing 1978-1980. The card has written date of 12-29-80.
I wanna point you in the direction of a website called Humanure Power. It's a group of student, young entrepreuer, humanitarians. They are building a community composting toilet block. Gas from the gathered material will be captured, and used to power electrical tgenerator.
Here's their website, they have a great 2 minute video: http://www.humanurepower.org/
I found out about them from an email sent by Colbert report, of a conference organized by the Clintons (http://www.colbertnation.com/articles/clinton-global-initiative-university-fair?xrs=eml_col)
It seems like intensive developments along these lines might have a significant impact in helping to phase out fossil fuels. Industrial extraction of fossil fuels, coal, petroleum, and gas, have changed the atmosphere. The atmosphere has warmed as much in 100 years, as it has taken thousands of years to change previously (without anthropogenically related industrial activities, i.e. "naturally.")
What do you think about the idea of something like community composting toilet blocks to generate electricity? For Olympia?