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Lots of logs shipping from the Port, these days. Lots of clearcutting too.
Sunday, July 25, 2010, Olympia, Washington—This advertisement appeared on page A9 (across from the obituaries) in The Olympian newspaper. It's an interesting ad because it attempts to paint a picture of McDonald's as a responsible and well-intentioned business entity, when in reality there is a lot of evidence to argue the contrary, i.e. McDonald's puts profit before the well-being of people and the environment. I wonder if we will see The Olympian newspaper do any stories on the conditions inside of McDonalds' french fry factories.
I hear there is a Mickey D's fry factory in Tumwater. I have a good friend who said they worked there at one time, several years ago. They described the factory as hellish.
I have experience working in a plastic bottle factory in Tumwater—and I can attest to the fact that that was like hell. What a horrible place...where to start! Sexual harassment, getting made fun of because I ride a bike, the list could go on and on.
Happy Earth Day! In the spirit of yesterday's water blessing, I would like to A) apologize to the Earth for anything hurtful that I have done. I would also like to B) ask for forgiveness, to C) express my appreciation for this planet, wonderful and awesome it is, and D) to tell the Earth I love you.
Here are 9 recent photos, I hope you enjoy. Love and Harmony, Cheers, Berd
Olympia, Washington — Dr. Masaru Emoto peformed a water blessing at the downtown artesian well.
Recent story in The Olympian about progress on a new WalMart store in Tumwater. Do you like WalMart? Do you think WalMart is good for the economy? For the environment?
WalMart Construction Nears by Rolf Boone
Currently resting at the Port of Olympia is a shipment of windmill blades. They arrived on the Industrial Cape and the Industrial Eagle and have been here since early May. They'll probably remain for most of the summer, according to Jim Knight, the Port's Business Development Manager.
The windblades are on a journey from Santos, Brazil to sites in Wyoming and Washington. The Wyoming shipment has already left the Port.
The rest will be shipped to Vantage, near Ellensburg, as construction sites become ready for their installation. Knight said their customer is General Electric. If my internet research is correct, they’ll be part of the Vantage Wind Energy Project, under development by Invenergy Wind North America, LLC. When completed it will be capable of generating 103 megawatts, and Puget Sound Energy may buy power from the project.