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Anyone want to step forward?

The Mercury Study by the U.S. Geological Survey has been released. It is available as a PDF file.

The Mercury Study by the U.S. Geological Survey has been released. It is available as a PDF file.

The Mercury Study by the U.S. Geological Survey has been released. It is available as a PDF file download at:

This study is of mercury in lakes throughout western Whatcom County, with important studies on Lake Whatcom. There is mercury - and it is not naturally deposited. The report deals with where it came from and how much is there.

Yes, the Georgia Pacific chlorine plant put a lot of mercury into the air that settled all over Whatcom County. Dah. The Northwest Passage alternative newspaper told us that in 1969 and 1970. It was denied or ignored for over 30 years by local media, city and county elected officials and our Washington State Department of Ecology.

Our County Health Department is today sitting on health reports of the tragic effects of the mercury - and other toxics - that were spewed for 30 years by GP. But even today - August 2004 - no county council representatives have the courage to speak out and demand the health department give us full reports. We may have to wait 30 years for that. The four supposed liberal and environmental council members avoid the issue of county health. Seth? Laurie? Dan? Sharon? Anyone want to step forward?

Anyone want to step forward?

By John ServaisOn Aug 02, 2004

The Mercury Study by the U.S. Geological Survey has been released. It is available as a PDF file.

Bush is a one-trick pony

By John ServaisOn Jul 13, 2004

He has his leering look as he leans over a podium and says the US is safer with Saddam removed from power. That’s it. And variations on that. He has it down pat. He stumbles when he speaks of anything

Postpone the election?

By John ServaisOn Jul 12, 2004

Well, no surprise. And not even close to the extreme measures the weird people behind Bush will go to in order to avoid being thrown out of office. They went ballistic when Clinton was elected. They u

Have you seen the movie yet?

By John ServaisOn Jul 11, 2004

Seems most of my conservative friends are avoiding it. But they tell me what they think of Michael Moore and they are not nice comments. They should see the movie first.

Fahrenheit 9/11

Saw Fahrenheit 9/11

By John ServaisOn Jul 03, 2004

Very good documentary. The Democrats do not get off clean. The Democrats are well documented in the movie going along with Bush’s absurd war against Iraq. They are shown as mindless suits without a bi

Fahrenheit 9/11 is breaking records

By John ServaisOn Jul 01, 2004

This from the movie revenue watch website Box Office MoJo: “In terms of raw dollars, Fahrenheit is actually the biggest opening ever for a movie playing at less than 1,000 theaters, topping Roc

Americans had to really want to see this movie

By John ServaisOn Jun 30, 2004

No showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 in Bellingham this past week. Why not? Because Regal Cinema booked the rights to show it but waited to see if it was well attended. Regal controls all three movie

Leave no proof behind

By John ServaisOn Jun 17, 2004

From a friend who is an enlisted person in the military - in a combat unit. The officers - the lieutenants - of his unit lectured them this week about torture. The officers said the enlisted soldiers

We are remembering Reagan for the wrong reasons

By John ServaisOn Jun 10, 2004

and we will suffer for it. Reagan did not win the Cold War. Communism was systemically fatal - just as all the conservatives kept saying. Reagan did do the right things to end the Cold War - and he de

Mercury in Lake Whatcom

By John ServaisOn Jun 03, 2004

Today the Washington Department of Ecology released a report that says, basically, that mercury in the lake is less now than in the past. “Decreasing” is the operative word.

Local conservatives

Re: Chamber of Commerce insert in today’s Bellingham Herald

By John ServaisOn May 24, 2004

The initiative is ‘remove motor boats’, notremove boats’ from Lake Whatcom. Our Chamber of Commerce just lies in print to achieve their goal of defeating the initiative.

The Military Intelligence units are beginning to be exposed

By John ServaisOn May 18, 2004

ABC News has an exclusive interview with a sergeant in the 302 MI Battalion, a unit of Col Pappas 205 MI Brigade. See NwCit report below of May 4 - two weeks ago. The sergeant says there was and is a

How our US Government falsifies documents

By John ServaisOn May 17, 2004

This statement was posted on the DOD website on Saturday - and I took a computer photo of it on Sunday - to catch them if they changed it. Well, they went back and doctored it - improved it - without

Torture. What is it?

By John ServaisOn May 12, 2004

It is to cause extreme physical or mental pain for punishment or to extract a confession or information. Our government officials are now saying we do not torture because we follow the Geneva rules. T

This is a kangaroo court at its finest

By John ServaisOn May 10, 2004

A short note. For days we have all listened to voices from the left demand resignations and voices from the right actually defend this behavior or at least excuse it. We have not seen any reporting on

Why is the press not interviewing participants?

By John ServaisOn May 06, 2004

Questions not being asked by the press about the abuses. At least I’ve not run across them in news reports. The reports have not gone into any more detail in three days. We see a few more photos but n

The military police are not the culprits

By John ServaisOn May 05, 2004

Colonel Thomas Pappas continues in command of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade - according to today’s Baltimore Sun. He is the bastard who has the most to answer for in this whole abuse mess. A

Let the reporting be comprehensive

By John ServaisOn May 04, 2004

Colonel Thomas Pappas. Why have the news media not told you about this guy? They have told us a lot about General Janis Karpinski, the commander of the military police who operated the Abu Ghraib pris

The abuse of Iraqi prisoners

By John ServaisOn May 03, 2004

is a sad development for our country. I don’t want to pile on and kick our military as we need a strong armed services to survive in this world. We can only hope that full investigations are carried o

We are on a blind rampage

By John ServaisOn Apr 27, 2004

C-130 gunships are massacring innocent people in Fallujah and Najaf. No question - we Americans have constructed horrible killing machines. The military likes to say they save “friendly” personnel. We