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  •  I'm starting to get tears in my eyes (5+ / 0-)

    so I think I need to stop for tonight.

    This stuff is nasty. I know that sausage-making is sausage making but this isn't sausage, this is toxic waste on a bun.

    Isn't sausage supposed to at least taste good and fill the belly?

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:18:38 PM PST

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    •  SLM (5+ / 0-)

      I really appreciate that you went out there and froze your ass off and gave up your day last Sunday.  I really wanted to go, but in the end, I couldn't do it, primarily for health reasons but also because of something that came up at home the day before.  

      So please accept my thanks and gratitude. You did a good thing, regardless of what these guys did.

      Re: the discussions above about the futility of pipeline protest:   Even if it was a futile effort with respect to the fate of the pipeline, it was not overall a futile effort.  Not by a long shot.  

      If not for the Keystone pipeline protests, I probably wouldn't know much about the tar sands.   I definitely wouldn't know what I know now.  These protests are raising awareness in a huge way. This is good work.  You did good.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:46:57 PM PST

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      •  Thanks, Joanne (3+ / 0-)

        That helps. Your support is really important to me. And you're right, I wouldn't know what "tar sands" are without this movement.

         I should also remember that I ran into a lady at the farmer's market on Saturday in Silver Spring who was a Nebraskan farmer. Her farm is 9 miles from the proposed route.  When she found out I was headed to the rally the next day, she threw her arms around me.

        I already knew she wasn't from around here b/c she offered me a 20-dollar bill at the farmstand (I had no cash and they didn't take credit cards...a fact I only found out when we were up at the cash register with a bag full of baby brussels sprouts, two heirloom apples, and organic hand cream and lip balm). After stuttering a "you really don't have to do that...well, thanks!" I asked her "You aren't from around here, are you?"  :-)

        if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 07:56:25 PM PST

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