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Disneyland Misadventure at Fair Oaks Farm another embarrassment for Indiana

The Milk of Human Unkindness: Betraying Children With Every Glass


Added by Ellen on August 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Hoosier Lawmakers and Indiana Coal

Nine of the 11 members of Indiana’s congressional delegation have sent a letter to President Obama asking him to kill a proposed regulation on coal-fired power plants.......“And "we the people” continue to pay every day the hidden costs in poor health, weather extreme disasters, food shortages, displaced populations, species loss. and so much more due to the activities of big coal, oil, gas, that just increases the bottom line of the greediest among humanity. They in turn use that blood…


Added by Ellen on June 16, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

INDOT, USACE fooling with feel good measures

Fooling with 'feel good measures,' mitigations reported recently regarding ecological destruction along I69 extension, and everywhere else.

Added by Ellen on May 14, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Earth Day...isn't it every day?

If people are 'genuinely enthused about conservation and taking care of the planet,' stay home, plant a garden, plant a tree, ride a bike, take a walk, on 'Earth' day, rather than attending a long distance,  Earth day 'event', especially one sponsored by some of the largest polluters on Earth.

Added by Ellen on April 24, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

Save the Monarchs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.

"All three countries, United States, Canada, Mexico, need to face up to the fact that it is our collective activities that are killing the migratory phenomenon of the Monarch butterfly"

Grow MILKWEEDs, several different kinds(to lay eggs, is…


Added by Ellen on March 14, 2013 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Birds, My Urban Wild Habitat, and 'Electrosmog'

Really, really missing our birds. I have been tracking wildlife, birds in our urban wildlife habitat for ten years now. This year, no Juncos, Titmouse left several moons ago, and never returned, same with Chickadees, Red Breast woodpeckers.  Hardly any Cardinals either.

I realize weather changes, continued drought mainly, could be to blame, as well as the decimation of thousands of trees by invasive, alien insects, man, but there could be another issue here, electrosmog.



Added by Ellen on November 29, 2012 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Farming, a revised plan

old mic donal had a farm

he owed, he owed, he owed

and on that farm, he had some crude

he owed, he owed, he owed

he sold some land to the man

he owed, he owed, he owed

with a frac- frac here, and a frac-frac there

here a frac, there a frac, everywhere a frac, frac

old mic donal has a farm

he don't owe, he don't owe, he don't owe

with a poison well here, and poison land there

here some poison, there some poison,…


Added by Ellen on April 23, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Indiana Shorelines at Peril

More seasons of fun in the sun at any one of Indiana's bountiful number of lakes could be in peril, at any time. Peril not just for the lucky few that  own lakefront property, but also for the ones that are considered the public, and have limited access to many public waters. I have noticed the impending peril for a long time, it  took this latest catastrophe  for me to look into it in more depth.

Recently a lakefront home burned, on Tippecanoe Lake. Now this is not just some small…


Added by Ellen on January 27, 2012 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

The Trouble with Turkey

I did not eat turkey on thanksgiving, did you? We are not planning to on Christmas either, unless it is a  free  range(organic)one from a reputable free range farm. With the recent news on another huge expansion of Huntingburg-based Farbest Food Inc. turkey processor, southwestern Indiana, it reminded me of POW.... Protect Our Woods alert several years ago about the  issue then of local  turkey CAFO expansion and the negatory effects on air, water, soil quality. Read it here on newest…


Added by Ellen on December 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 27 Comments

Shut Down Tar Sands

 On the second day of arrests in front of White house.....45 arrested rallying against the Keystone XL pipeline. Plans call for the pipeline to stretch from the tar fields in Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Thomas Frank and his presentati on on East Chicago and BP’s Canadian Crude project.....tar sands processing unit at the…

Added by Ellen on August 22, 2011 at 1:42pm — 7 Comments

How do you like your Indiana skies today.... natural or man-made?



This has been grabbing my attention....big trend in cloud seeding corporations for hire.  Nobody asked me if I wanted clouds, rain, or the sun today!


U.S. Senate Bill S601 (introduced by Senator Kay Bail Hutchison-Texas), might be passed by the U.S. Senate,   and allows anyone to mitigate or modify your weather without public notification, consent, oversight or debate. This bill could also be added as an amendment to other legislation and passed. The…


Added by Ellen on January 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 25 Comments

Birds Falling From Sky

Agricultural intensification is one of the major drivers of global environmental degradation. Its impacts on birds, past, and present(especially farm birds such as red wings, blackbirds, starlings, grackles) are well known and include population declines in Europe and North America... of bottom feeding fish too. These are indicator species.

Or could it be HAARP?…

Added by Ellen on January 5, 2011 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

They Call it Bug Spraying

The Journal Gazette

Bug spraying tonight in northeast

Local health officials plan to spray for mosquitoes tonight in an

effort to control ongoing West Nile virus activity in… Continue

Added by Ellen on August 26, 2010 at 8:30am — 10 Comments


Wayne ASS-phalting back again early morn. can't they get it done the first

time, nasty, nasty petro, tar stink in road next to my veggie, herb patch.....

Did you know asphalt is one of the most commonly 'spilled' petroleum products in the… Continue

Added by Ellen on June 24, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Refugees and the Environment

This topic is something that has not been addressed enough. The USA has opened the spigot to massive numbers of immigrants(legal,illegal), asylums, legal refugees. The majority of immigration… Continue

Added by Ellen on March 26, 2010 at 7:00pm — 16 Comments

Plastic bags: To pay or not to pay


This is one of the must read topics from the Washington Times today, other than ' Inside the Beltway' which really blows me away. While I am still trying to wrap my head around that government conspiracy theorcy post, I will deal with the plastic bag issue, and whether to pay, or not, for our plastic shopping bags.

If you are Enviro… Continue

Added by Ellen on February 24, 2010 at 3:13pm — 21 Comments

See Mary Jane, see her help the environment. Help, Mary Jane, help!


Apologies to fans of the Elson-Gray Reader’s Dick and Jane books, this is as simple as possible for a few lug heads out there who get all glassy eyed when you start getting into details.

Ummm.... please excuse the political cartoon... I swear i didn't see it. I was just going for the green stuff!

Used to harvest hemp when it grew wild all over the state, of… Continue

Added by Ellen on February 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Corn Sick?

Okay, the harvest is in. What is the verdict on the grain carrying one or more of the ear rot organisims? We the people demand to know when Gibbertella is involved, and the possibility of vomitoxin produced.

A farmer informed that 86 thous. bu. of his corn chip corn has been infected, not even worth converting into bio-fuel.

We are a corn fed nation, addicted to corn, I just want to know if, and when is it safe to get my next fix. I have given up on food products listing more… Continue

Added by Ellen on December 10, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hang em' and Hang them with Pride

I was going to title it hang em' and hang them high... but that didn't seem appropriate. Good grief NHAs get in the loop and re-look over, re-do your covenants. We haven't had any problems with hanging out laundry, yet, but we live in a part of town that is less restrictive, except for the old ladies(old thinking) running the NA do patrol, and do not like our "weeeeds"(actually wildflowers and other native plantings that screen our hanging laundry)

People, if you don't like your towels… Continue

Added by Ellen on November 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Trash Wars

Bad, bad burn pile

Here in the Fort there is a bidding war amongst those who can better serve us collecting-recycling our trash, and the process of choosing. I am not one to think of my trash once collected, or recycled as "out of sight, out of mind" so I have taken a keen interest how the city is playing this out.

This is what I posted on the Fort Wayne Blog:

"What is wrong with a… Continue

Added by Ellen on October 14, 2009 at 12:00pm — 35 Comments

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