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  • Ethics in Environmentalism, Citizenship and Stewardship
    when they received from local and State agencies a backlash of concern about NOAA and SR telling these public safety agencies how to do thier job Even to the point of reporting their training schedules and locations to a NOAA officer There is always more lurking behind the story than the story itself And it is very easy for any of us to believe we don t have to participate because we have friends who will do it for us Once taken not given back Kudos for the honest and forthright expression of your Constitutional right to free speech in our great Republic The US Constitution and our rights are at risk more now than ever Too bad most folks keep silent and grumble instead of taking action and managing the government by the people for the people Reply admin says October 25 2010 at 11 10 pm I remember rigging boats in the Pillar Point lot as we readied for Mavericks Ocean Safety work and seeing a rather odd looking guy photographing our boats Then during the event the tickets written to anyone who happened to violate the line in the water Surfrider and NOAA had drawn No one needs this It is a pointless giving away of freedoms to the wrong group for the wrong reasons and a complete shift away from the original purpose of a great group of people Now to find out that they are being subsidized by a company notorious for parasitizing surf culture The last straw If it swims and quacks and has a bill Reply John Donaldson says October 26 2010 at 12 36 pm David I have repeatedly advocated that regulations should be about BEHAVIOR not access Those pleas always went unheeded You summarized the entire situation with these lines I think that this entire movement to place a relatively healthy ocean under increased lockdown to the public is a sham It is regulating and controlling the wrong thing YOU Government bureaucrats at least State and Federal bureaucrats are making decisions on whose ocean it is on the basis of who their friends associates and supporters are Just one example In California there are back room deals would make the Mafia proud Congresswoman Capps strongly and proudly supports NOAA who in turn provides millions of for UC Santa Barbara programs that are overseen by Professor Capps the congresswoman s husband Good luck to anyone whose ocean use in California doesn t coincide with Ms Capp s personal views Reply admin says October 26 2010 at 3 24 pm John Once again you provide an educated opinion and perspective that were it not for your voice many would never hear I am VERY grateful for being able to read of this Santa Barbara is a VERY small town and accountability can come quickly when people find out what has been going on behind closed doors Reply Eric P says October 28 2010 at 3 13 pm There are a lot of people who do not have a frequent or close relationship with the ocean but like the idea of a protected ocean and they are a double edged sword These folks might go to Yosemite never or once a lifetime but they appreciate that Yosemite is protected as a National Park even if they never go For them the coast and ocean is a similar place existing mostly in their heads Protection sounds good Those people are a political force and make something like this politically viable Then there are the opposite vast ranks of marauders who would oppose any protections like this because Government control might hinder their ability to exploit the ocean and coast These people may or may not like the ocean but what they love is themselves and their wallets I think it is hugely important to protect the coast and ocean against the marauders but I think the approach taken is flawed It seems that what we have is ocean zoning by committee Who is on this committee and how does it make it s decisions Are the people making decisions fully immersed in the subject matter and by that I mean are they in the water week in and week out There are real questions in the protection and management of something as complex as the ocean and human interaction questions that are not answered by setting up committees to make decisions Introduce humans into something and you have introduced a failure mode not a solution Humans are flawed by nature Reading the Executive Order I was underwhelmed by it s stated principles and principles are what we need Great principles are hard to derive a reason once we have some good ones like in the US Constitution we stick to them so passionately But honestly I do not think the US Constitution drafted in 1786 has all the answers for a society who has grown 145 times what it was then from a few million people to half a billion Some of the decisions already seem questionable or worse How are these decisions being made What is the principal being invoked or is this just someone s judgement call If there are no authoritative principles how do we know that the zoning won t one day go completely awry Zoning is a slippery slope without firm principals and could easily end up bent to commercial interests In terms of protecting the ocean imagine if we regulated who could go to Yosemite and what they could do there no 4x4s no hunting but then dumped our trash there made it a landfill The main threats to the ocean come from man s activities on land not man s activities on or in the ocean A little PWC exhaust might seem repugnant but it is the plastic that finds it s way into the sea and the human crap that washes into with each rain and other effuse from civilization that threatens it s health and pristinity

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  • Evil : This is Personal
    personal This is all about personal choice and correct path So you can believe what Al preaches if you want to But you may want to have a look at the latest mess to see who you followed if you really do not want to take the longer path of educating yourself on Physical Science and the tenets of environmental control Powers In this report the victim reveals everything about Al Gore s character I believe her Not because I want to I would rather he was not what he appears to be But in any event I will not put myself in that sort of darkness That is the real and very inconvenient truth Al probably believes his own lies As most Law Enforcement personnel will tell you most good Con men do How else would they convert people into being true believers More truths from a Senate Subcommittee These folk s view is ahead of ours in the timeline of eco based legislature They come from a European POV They made a film about it too So on this Fourth of July do yourself and your country a favor We are at war Our men and women in the military live and die for the tenets of this country But behind the lines of our own borders we have other enemies and their strength is based on keeping the public in the dark about who and what they really are about So make the tenets you select be Truth based This is VERY personal It is about choice and yours matters It will determine what happens to this country and it s future generations Independence Day I like these guys The Shoemaker Brothers live their choices out loud This song is based on Samuel Shoemaker s own experiences as a US Serviceman It is called Dancing Girl As an example of a man I would follow there is Harold Estes Have a real Independence Day Choose Truth Walk in the light Posted in Blog Why An Independent Nature 6 Responses to Evil This is Personal Jim says July 2 2010 at 11 42 am An interesting take David and most timely of course many of us who have been Gore supporters chose him a the greatly lesser of two evils as is so often far too often the case in American politics It s a shame that the substantive measure of a man at least a political man in this age is in comparison to his rival rather than purely on his or her own merits Not sure we can say the sun has set on Gore s presidential ambitions but it s hard to not see clearly the world in a far better place had the Bush administration s eight years been given to a Gore administration instead Shrug it s a tangled web but it s also DAMN hard to find a good man an untainted man in national office I don t know of any

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  • Evil : This is Personal
    This is all about personal choice and correct path So you can believe what Al preaches if you want to But you may want to have a look at the latest mess to see who you followed if you really do not want to take the longer path of educating yourself on Physical Science and the tenets of environmental control Powers In this report the victim reveals everything about Al Gore s character I believe her Not because I want to I would rather he was not what he appears to be But in any event I will not put myself in that sort of darkness That is the real and very inconvenient truth Al probably believes his own lies As most Law Enforcement personnel will tell you most good Con men do How else would they convert people into being true believers More truths from a Senate Subcommittee These folk s view is ahead of ours in the timeline of eco based legislature They come from a European POV They made a film about it too So on this Fourth of July do yourself and your country a favor We are at war Our men and women in the military live and die for the tenets of this country But behind the lines of our own borders we have other enemies and their strength is based on keeping the public in the dark about who and what they really are about So make the tenets you select be Truth based This is VERY personal It is about choice and yours matters It will determine what happens to this country and it s future generations Independence Day I like these guys The Shoemaker Brothers live their choices out loud This song is based on Samuel Shoemaker s own experiences as a US Serviceman It is called Dancing Girl As an example of a man I would follow there is Harold Estes Have a real Independence Day Choose Truth Walk in the light Posted in Blog Why An Independent Nature 6 Responses to Evil This is Personal Jim says July 2 2010 at 11 42 am An interesting take David and most timely of course many of us who have been Gore supporters chose him a the greatly lesser of two evils as is so often far too often the case in American politics It s a shame that the substantive measure of a man at least a political man in this age is in comparison to his rival rather than purely on his or her own merits Not sure we can say the sun has set on Gore s presidential ambitions but it s hard to not see clearly the world in a far better place had the Bush administration s eight years been given to a Gore administration instead Shrug it s a tangled web but it s also DAMN hard to find a good man an untainted man in national office I don t know of any perhaps

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  • Hazardous Materials Basics
    in your body odor as your system attempts to rid the toxins via the respiratory path Here are a couple recent articles related to the Gulf Coast cleanup efforts http beforeitsnews com story 86 473 Gulf Coast Toxicity Syndrome html http www fastcompany com 1657625 read this before you volunteer to clean up the bp oil disaster And for some scope Check this Cautionary advice Wear a respirator that is properly fitted for your face Respirator cartridges have an exposure limit time based on volume passage and contaminent levels One telltale that your respirator is in need of a cartridge change is that if when you go to place the mask on it smells of contaminent Keep your respirator in a well sealed ziplock bag when not in use Regularly remove the cartridges on your mask and clean the mask using a cotton swab and alcohol Air dry reinstall cartridges A link for treatment of airborne contaminent illness http www discountsafetygear com fullfacemasks html Rescue Ready USCG The basic rule of thumb when working in hazardous environments is to stay clean Certain toxins can accumulate in a biosystem over time pre disposing the creature to various maladies that range from respiratory irritation right down to various cancers and other serious ailments So no matter how benign one thinks a situation is be aware that things can go from reasonably safe to hazardous in the space of a wind or current shift Be prepared One would not go in to space without proper training and equipment Hidden Toxins Never enter a hazardous material environment without BOTH in place No matter what anybody says you must be the steward of your own health and safety while in the field Hmm Black Tide That gives me an idea Workplace Posted in Blog Elephant

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  • Being Present
    he lives works and races in Oregon I may go My desire to be present is why I got be be there to meet and experience the men in the image below who do great things for the Oceans Blue Mind Wallace J Nichols is a Marine Biologist who I met while attending a series of conference workshops in San Francisco at the invitation of one of the Directors of Project Kaisei my globally thinking friend George Orbelian I have gotten to spend fascinating one on one time with J That man is PRESENT when we talk about life and the Oceans Here is a fantastic article written and published in Outside Magazine this month He is also on the cover If you want to understand what exactly needs to be done in order to be present in building a better cleaner more productive world and how both you and the Oceans can benefit read this story A notable excerpt and an item of great common water ground is right here below Whether it s a 92 year old or a two year old when they come into that blue space something happens Nichols says They grow quiet and calm but there s more to it than that When couples walk in they frequently start holding hands He says that if you ask people here what they re feeling they ll struggle for words Nichols finds this fascinating He also believes that if we can understand what really happens to us in the presence of the ocean which brain processes underlie our emotional reactions it could bring about a radical shift in conservation efforts If we learn precisely why we love the ocean his thinking goes we ll have an immensely powerful new tool to protect it J Nichols from Outside Magazine J Nichols our world Frequently I get to sit and talk or work along side some remarkably bright lights I see much commonality and brotherhood amongst them all but one of the focal points is their understanding of the value in being present This week I got to sit with Community activist Randall Richman here in Ventura When I got home K38 Rescue chief Shawn Alladio was sitting on my couch having just wrapped a Rescue Boat Operator course at Vandenberg AFB She stopped in and we spent hours together looking through digital assets discussing projects and well just being PRESENT in each other s lives Her blogpieces on the recent visit for post tsunami recovery and training for K38 Rescue Japan is a fascinating look at Marine Debris What Shawn Alladio and K38 Rescue is doing about debris is right here Soon after that I had breakfast with research Scientist Dr Andrea Neal of Blue Ocean Sciences who is also the Science Advisor for Jean Michel Cousteau s Ocean Futures Society as well as the Principal Investigator for Project Kaisei She is making inclusive being present type plans for a large number of fellows Recently Dr Ed

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  • American Christmas
    forefathers which were placed at the masthead 234 Christmases ago This will require each of us We will need to love and support our neighbor as ourselves If we decide to take care of our own everything changes It worked for God That is why we have Christmas He took care of us So now we have an obligation We need to remember who that obligation is to The other night I listened to Samuel Shoemaker and his brothers perform a song entitled Dancing Girl The piece gives a very personal account of his experience in the Marines At the end I walked in to my girlfriend s little shop Sam s words had woken me up I saw something with greater clarity than prior Shoemaker Brothers Donna came back to America from her adopted home in Germany about seven years ago Determined to give the country of her birth another chance she built a business founded on her passion for the Ocean empowering women design and ethics She named it Betty Belts A couple years ago she branched out into retail when she opened her little boutique called Betty B Ventura Storefront Betty B and Donna Like many small business people in America her dreams and aspirations are simple to make a living and to inspire hope and positive change in her community Betty B As I looked around her shop I saw the handiwork of countless people in her fashion accessories and product mix And I realized that it was not just Donna represented in that shop but a cadre of human beings spread out across the globe who each contribute to what at first glance is just a tiny shop off Main St in Ventura California Handmade Christmas And then I thought of the recent battles in City Hall as our City Council continues to struggle with what to the community seems to be a subject worthy of civil war the choice of whether to side with the people they live with when setting policy or to oppress them It occurred to me that the ripple effect of poor choices by Governance at the City level has a global impact That was sobering A Christmas wish from Ventura Merchants Though I am embarrassed for my town and saddened by what I have seen City Government do to the people of Ventura what gives me hope this Christmas is that people like Donna persist Persistence is a very American virtue Donna s family is rooted in the History of this Country They helped found it She left that behind her at one point in her life And yet returned with a very global perspective in hand to engage in a manner that would make her ancestors proud Today everyone fights a hard battle just to stay afloat But my town being of pioneer stock and temperment will prevail and when it does so will America We need to remember who we are this Christmas and celebrate that Be

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  • American Christmas
    our forefathers which were placed at the masthead 234 Christmases ago This will require each of us We will need to love and support our neighbor as ourselves If we decide to take care of our own everything changes It worked for God That is why we have Christmas He took care of us So now we have an obligation We need to remember who that obligation is to The other night I listened to Samuel Shoemaker and his brothers perform a song entitled Dancing Girl The piece gives a very personal account of his experience in the Marines At the end I walked in to my girlfriend s little shop Sam s words had woken me up I saw something with greater clarity than prior Shoemaker Brothers Donna came back to America from her adopted home in Germany about seven years ago Determined to give the country of her birth another chance she built a business founded on her passion for the Ocean empowering women design and ethics She named it Betty Belts A couple years ago she branched out into retail when she opened her little boutique called Betty B Ventura Storefront Betty B and Donna Like many small business people in America her dreams and aspirations are simple to make a living and to inspire hope and positive change in her community Betty B As I looked around her shop I saw the handiwork of countless people in her fashion accessories and product mix And I realized that it was not just Donna represented in that shop but a cadre of human beings spread out across the globe who each contribute to what at first glance is just a tiny shop off Main St in Ventura California Handmade Christmas And then I thought of the recent battles in City Hall as our City Council continues to struggle with what to the community seems to be a subject worthy of civil war the choice of whether to side with the people they live with when setting policy or to oppress them It occurred to me that the ripple effect of poor choices by Governance at the City level has a global impact That was sobering A Christmas wish from Ventura Merchants Though I am embarrassed for my town and saddened by what I have seen City Government do to the people of Ventura what gives me hope this Christmas is that people like Donna persist Persistence is a very American virtue Donna s family is rooted in the History of this Country They helped found it She left that behind her at one point in her life And yet returned with a very global perspective in hand to engage in a manner that would make her ancestors proud Today everyone fights a hard battle just to stay afloat But my town being of pioneer stock and temperment will prevail and when it does so will America We need to remember who we are this Christmas and celebrate that

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  • Elephant Hunting
    to be followed by the acquisition of wisdom We cannot continue in our past vein of polarity in this country That is a tall order for a system founded on adversarialism to kill our penchant for choosing sides As I watch people lining up to do fund raising For the Gulf there are several big assed Elephants in the room Here they are described in brief The people of the Gulf States are screwed For a LONG time We have unwittingly created not just the death of an eco system but a vast economic death Giving money while a nice gesture and possibly short term help IF one chooses a charity that does not spend 90 cents of each dollar on infrastructure is not going to get those people out of the woods Think Third World desperation despair and powerlessness THAT is one of the elephants we have created If you watched the news report in yesterday s blog and know anything about the oil industry you will realize that it not only supplies oil but jobs It also is a filthy business It has been polluting the Gulf Coast for decades So IF you are one of those that is on the pole end that insists on the cessation of all offshore oil activity congratulations This could possibly occur You just raised the cost of oil and its minion of oil based manufactured products You also just killed off all of those people s jobs and welfare I am sorry to point out will be paid for by all of us Great more social and economic destruction Nice work Problem is that you use the oil every day too If you are on the other end of the pole you are all for headlong development More jobs Independence from foreign oil suppliers Less war and death and oddly enough the death of the Gulf Coast eco system already strained Since the Gulf Stream connects virtually 50 percent of the world s oceans directly you just quite possibly killed the ocean and the jobs and food source of millions of people Nice work once more Now for all you ignorant well intentioned self righteous pole sitters it should be pretty obvious our arrogance is the biggest elephant in the room Number Two is the massive loss of the eco system that will create a huge chain reaction of death and destruction in every realm Number Three is the death of the economic system of the Gulf States and another massive blow to the US economy We are about to experience unprecedented suffering in this country But there exists a Fourth Elephant Remember all the politically inspired Global Climate Change uproar which one of our corrupt leaders implemented Al Gore and his climate change make me some money folks Well between that lovely little volcano that spewed as much ash and toxicity into the air this past year as 20 years of US industrial output or more and the poisoning of

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