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We just got back from camping in Yellowstone/Grand Tetons for a month and love how government works ala our National Park Service! It always amazes me that people work there year round protecting our parks and the wildlife that lives there.

Its cold there most of the year, and Yellowstone Lake freezes every winter. Yikes!

Winter Camping

On our way back home to Santa Fe we were able to hook up with and kayak with some old friends from  Austin vacationing in Colorado.

Our friend B used to never go camping when it got colder than 70.  I once told her that getting the right gear would make all the difference for her.


These days, she is out winter camping and kayaking all the time.

Winter on Wall Street

Though many states in the US have been having the warmest/ near warmest temps on record, winter is on the way.  Just last night the temps dropped from being in the high 50's at nigh here in Santa Fe to low 40's, with lots of much needed rain.  We got caught out in the rain riding our bicycles home from using Santa Fe Baking Company's fast free wi fi for uploading videos from our recent safari to youtube, and it was chilly! Made me think of the folks doing us proud in NYC....

Occupy Wall Street... in Winter?

How about our heroes in DC in that park!

Some are unemployed, some are young, how many have the equipment and clothes to be outside in NYC in winter? All? Some? Few?

What can we kossacks do to help them stay warm, dry and healthy?

This suggestion, just in [my email in box :)]  :

The Occupy Wall Street protest is a watershed moment.

For weeks, protesters have been camped out in Liberty Square near Wall Street.

They are marching during the day and sleeping on the street at night, facing arrest and police violence. They are gaining media attention, inspiring thousands more to join them every day in New York and in cities across the country -- and they are giving a voice to the American working class that has been attacked by big corporations and their allies in Congress.

The Occupy Wall Street protesters are standing up for us -- because of that, thousands of people across the country have joined together to send them food to keep them going.

These donations have worked. They've kept the occupation strong. But it's October in New York City and getting colder each day.

Protesters are now in immediate need of 200 sleeping bags to keep warm and keep the occupation going.

Donate $20 here to buy a sleeping bag to keep the occupation going in the cold.

Working together, we can build a movement to take back our country from corporate greed.

In solidarity,

- Gregg

Gregg Ross, Political Campaign Manager
Democracy for America

The link in the email clicks through to

Sounds good to me!

NYC in winter?  Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Originally posted to divineorder on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 01:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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