Saturday, February 9, 2013



I ordinarily don't promote any particular "cause" on
the blog - I try to keep away from politics and such matters.
However, in this case, I have to make an exception.
A foreign-owned corporation is
 proposing to pump 54,000 acre feet of water, per year,
from an aquifer beneath the Plains of San Augustin in west-
central New Mexico (photo above) and sell it, and make
billions of dollars (yes, billions).
The whole scheme is immoral and unethical.
Water, in New Mexico, legally belongs to the citizens of
the state.  It is not to be considered some commodity that
you can basically give away to a foreign corporation
so they can make bundles of cash.  The entire plan is obscene. 
All over the planet multi-national corporations,
some mob-connected, some just greedy entrepreneurs, are
getting their hands on water resouces.
It's dark, and it's evil, and it's apocalyptic.
 As part of an effort to educate the public,
and drum up support for the good guys, I've started
a blog on the matter - address further below.
One of the posts is basically a prayer - Psalm 29.  Here it is.
Give to the LORD, you sons of God,
give to the LORD glory and might;
Give to the LORD the glory due his name.
Bow down before the LORD’s holy splendor!
The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the LORD, over the mighty waters.
The voice of the LORD is power;
the voice of the LORD is splendor.
The voice of the LORD cracks the cedars;
the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon,
Makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
and Sirion like a young bull.
The voice of the LORD strikes with fiery flame;
the voice of the LORD shakes the desert;
the LORD shakes the desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer dance
and strips the forests bare.
All in his Temple say, “Glory!”
The LORD sits enthroned above the flood!
The LORD reigns as king forever!
May the LORD give might to his people;
may the LORD bless his people with peace!
Translation from the United Conference of Catholic Bishops website.
Below is a sung Hebraic (Jewish) version of the Psalm.
Above: A summer thunderstorm on the
Plains of San Augustin at the VLA,
the Very Large Array, the world's largest
radio astronomy facility, operated by the NRAO,
the National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
with funding through the National Science Foundation.
The NRAO is one of the many "PROTESTANTS,"
no, not like those nice Methodist or Lutheran folks who
live down the road, but in this case, it's legalese - lawyer talk -
for the GOOD GUYS, in the legal battle against
 the WATER GRAB by the BAD GUYS, 
who hide under a corporate shadow of secrecy. 
"Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water;
she is very useful, and humble,
and precious, and pure."
From the Canticle of the Sun
Saint Francis of Assisi
If you're interested in finding out more about
the issue, please visit the new blog:
Below is an 8.5" x 11" jpeg at 600 dpi.
It prints out real nice, especially on glossy paper or
card stock - please feel free to copy, and maybe even post
on your church or synagogue bulletin board.