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POWER TO THE PEOPLE! Massive Citizen's Rolling Blackout Will Girdle Globe on the Solstice

Cheryl Seal with special thanks to the tip from Wendy M. in California.

We are all supposed to believe that the "rolling blackouts" that hit Minnesota and Iowa on May 17 were a great big coincidence due to "energy shortages." They just HAPPENED to occur on the same day that Shrubmeister was plugging his war plans against the environment (humorously known as his "energy plan") AND in the same states where he was schmoozing...AND during a season when days are getting longer (hence fewer lights used), temperatures are at their mildest (hence the smallest use of AC or heating units during year) and the spring college term is over (thus easing up many computer cluster power drains). Another amazing coincidence on Energy Plan Sales Day was the fire at the Western Hemisphere's largest refinery (in the Virgin Islands), which occurred at 1:00 am the 17th. This amazingly coincidental and convenient fire took out the refinery's ability to produce gasoline at full capacity, but NOT it's ability to continue to process crude. So they can still do their main thing while insuring that the gas shortage is enhanced, so Shrub can have some thumbscrews to turn. Now His Heinous is talking about turning what's left of the American landscape into a system of power lines that will rival the interstate system in its ugliness, dangerousness (these lines are linked to leukemia, brain tumors, and other cancers), and its sacrifice of millions upon millions of acres of land, most of it seized from private land owners. And all of this trashing of our world is being pushed on the very eve of an era of clean, self-sufficient energy sources - fuel cells, high-efficiency solar panels, and miniturbines that will largely eliminate the need for ugly power lines. We should be looking forward to TEARING DOWN a high number of existing power lines, not putting more up! If Shrub's vision of the future isn't the absolute personification of evil I don't know what is!

As one opening salvo in our battle against the Shrubcheney monster, we found one of the best, most effective and creative ideas yet - one that will send a LOUD CLEAR message to the greed-crazed Shrubcheney Energy Consortium: a massive global citizen-controlled rolling blackout (see details below). Not only will this be costly to the energy moguls, it should also wreak some management havoc (our hearts bleed!). This idea and the accompanying notice was passed on to us by Wendy M. in California, where it is being disseminated widely. PASS IT ON!!

ROLL YOUR OWN BLACKOUT: The First Day of Summer,June 21, Thursday Evening, 7-10 pm World Wide, All Time Zones!

In protest osf George W. Bush's energy policies and lack of emphasis on efficiency, conservation, and alternative fuels, there will be a voluntary rolling blackout on the first day of summer, June 21 at 7-10 pm. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your house. Light a candle to the sungod, kiss and tell, make love, tell ghost stories, do something instead of watching television, have fun in the dark.

Forward this information as widely as possible, to your government representatives and environmental contacts. LEt them know we want global education, participation, and funding in conservation, efficieny and alternative fuel efforts - and an end to over-exploitation and misuse of the Earth's resources.