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Forum Post: Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

Posted 8 months ago on Aug. 24, 2013, 1:30 p.m. EST by shooz (26675)
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Hopefully before they completely wreck them.

"There are 70 of us assembled here at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana for the opening of the first-ever Great Lakes Commons Gathering. In the opening circle we introduce ourselves and pour water brought from our homes around the Lakes into a large clear bowl. This confluence of the waters reflects the real and symbolic center of our meeting.

We have come from many places, disciplines and backgrounds to explore a new vision for the future of the Great Lakes. We are embarking on an historic joint mission, one that weaves together the knowledge and needs of our different communities, one that ensures a life giving future for all people and species around the lakes."

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[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (4024) 8 months ago

Godspeed.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 8 months ago

Thanks, no else seems to care about the greatest natural resource in the nation.

And that's truly sad...................:(

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

Yep truly sad - not that many years ago the Great Lakes were staunchly defended.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4024) 8 months ago

Middle class being pounded into the ground, which diverts their attention.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

Middle class being pounded into the ground, which diverts their attention.

YEAH Poor Bastards.................wait.................what about the poor? Damn - that has got to be SO MUCH WORSE.............................. and they get no air time at all ...................... but yeah with the middle class distracted - who is gonna stand up and get things done? ooops almost forgot = who is gonna stand up and get things done? - Well I am trying to help I am poor ( well according to statistics ) - you are trying to help you are _ others who come here in support of OWS are trying and they are a mixed commodity poor/middleclass/wealthy ........ wealthy? ........ yeah I know - boggles the mind right? . . . but there are actually some wealthy that are also trying to help.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4024) 8 months ago

Every bit of help helps.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

TRUE

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 8 months ago

FLAKESnews, doesn't mention them much.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

SURPRISE ??? Murdurock ???

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 8 months ago

When they poison them again.

Will anyone notice?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

" spews Regulars? Not likely. "

I mean unless there is a huge die-off of Japanese Carp in a future fishing opener.

Today it was noted at the anal fishing opener a large die-off of those cute Japanese jumping carp. This reporter "is" concerned!

In a related story - Emergency trauma centers figure to lose a lot of revenue from reduced numbers of boaters coming in for treatment of cute jumping carp in face trauma to the upper spinal cord.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26675) 8 months ago

My guess is that keepin' 'em dumbed down is the reason for the attacks on public education all around the Great Lakes.

http://www.greatlakescenter.org/

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

My guess is that keepin' 'em dumbed down is the reason for the attacks on public education all around the Great Lakes.

All around the country.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

Charter schools another for profit business plan success.........HEY we are making money.............going bankrupt ... dumping debt . . . reorganizing . . ...reemerging . . . and repeating the process.....proper business practices.. ....Right?

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 8 months ago

For some, it's their ONLY business practice. In this case, though it's the 99% that foots the entire bill.

So much for that libe(R)tarian concept of personal responsibility.

It's a concept they don't apply to the corporate super citizen.

that might affect the "investors".

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

though it's the 99% that foots the entire bill.

But isn't that the current modern-day business plan? Hoover-up all outside resources one can - hide a bunch of money offshore - declare bankruptcy - run out on your employees and as many creditors as you can - then repeat? Is that not now the American Dream? NO??? I'm confused................

[-] 2 points by shooz (26675) 8 months ago

Soon to be a major motion picture.

Nightmare from Wallstreet.

"In a world, filled with blood sucking economic leeches........................"

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

aAHHHHELLHEELLHHHELLPHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Help it's on my face.......... is that brooks-brothers it is wearing? aaAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHAaiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee no NO IT'S SNORTING COKE ( KOCH ? ) AND GETTING MORE ENRAGED eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaa aaaa claws on it's tentacles iiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeee bad manicure? sorry my bad aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i i it's gotten my wallet owwwww the things it's doing to my credit and debit cards aaaa help somebody pour salt on this thing or something eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaa badmoonsontheriseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeechokechokechoooough damn it's saturated with obsession............losing consciousness............ slap . . . slap heyHey buddy you OK? ummm wa wha what happened where am I? It's ok buddy I gotcha man you are lucky that I came along when I did....what are those things? b b b brokers I think............... YOU MEAN THOSE THINGS ARE PEOPLE???? it is a c c c co conjecture a a a-theory...................... Where did they all come from??? . . .it is thought that they were mutated by the toxic meltdown of wallstreet OMG this is bad this is real bad.........water...got some water?......Hang on bud I'll see what I can find......I heard yyyou saying that this was bad...real Bad.....why???....Well it is just a thought - but - what if they spread?....OMG.........EXACTLY - O M G................b bubut what about the National Gaurd can't they be called in??? Sure sure once they rotate back from the middle east I spose....Damn the timing couldn't be much worse...wa wah-what about thththe police???they can handle this...can't they??? Well now ther-in lies the rub....what do you mean - rub? Well whats the city supposed to do - I mean we got the handful of dangerous protestors they been watching - does the city risk letting them roam free while they see about the meltdown mutations? damn I wouldn't want to be in their shoes - not right now anyways - why you couldn't pay me enough ta make me wanna........couple a mil?..... well that might take the sting out a little.....Sorry it took me so long to get the water buddy but the store was crazy - I did manage to get one of those generic brands though and look - it came with a free Iodine tab.....

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

spews Regulars? Not likely.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 8 months ago

The Asian carp are coming. Muhahahahahahaha.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 8 months ago

Right. I'm sure that just like everything else.......it tastes like chicken.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

Fresh water ( kinda ) chicken - it's the best. Check your mercury level on a regular basis.....................

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21783) 8 months ago

Yep. fresh water chicken. How fowl.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

Brought to your dinner table by monsatan........ummmmm now that's goood eatin. {:-]) Mommmyyy what's this.....those are gills honey stop playing with your foo.........mmommyyyyyyyy it started it.....................

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

In today's preparation we will be using a little lemon and a little lime it is always best to use the real thing................................