The Fish, the Fry and the Whale

January 25th, 2015
Free the Orcas!

Free the Orcas!

The Fish the Fry and the Whale

The fish, the fry and the whale
Fortunes entwined at the tail
Heartless captivity slammed
River of sadness be dammed

The tiniest fish is the smelt
Incredible fate she’s been dealt
Endowed by the courts with great powers
To heal watersheds within hours

For NOAA, the message is clear
Move boldly ahead without fear
Give the Endangered priority
And resident orcas seniority

Seventy Eight are what’s left
After four decades of theft
Tell whale prisons run by pathetics
We need Lolitas genetics!

NOAA must not be complacent
Restore the Columbia Basin
The watershed needs King Chinook
And the sea needs the orcas you took!

joey racano

Everything NOAA needs to know to make this decision is right here in black and white: Lolita must go free.

“Supreme Court leaves in place a longstanding ruling that the Endangered Species Act requires federal agencies to consider the preservation of all endangered species their highest priority.”

http://earthjustice.org/content/ebrief-january-2015…

Love and respect,

joey racano

On Facebook: Thank You Whales Central Coast

Joey Racano State of the Union 2015

January 20th, 2015
State of the Union 2015

State of the Union 2015

State of the Union Address 2015
-by Joseph Racano

Thank you.

I thank you very much and now I ask that you please be seated.

2015 and its predecessor were amazing years in history as is well known by all who shared them, not only in our great nation but those having done so in countries abroad as well.

We watched live-wire jetliners vanish without a trace, banksters being rescued and genocidal dogmatics elevated to sainthood. In America, we endured the offhand propensity for poorly trained and rarely prosecuted law enforcement personnel to address racial tensions with the barrel of their service revolvers.

We continue to label people ‘aliens’, though they come from the same planet we do.

Perhaps it would be wise for us to envision what might come next if indeed we were all made to speak the same language. The next step could be to all wear the same shoes, wear the same ties, drive the same cars, and even hold the same opinions. In Paris, proponents of such extreme monoculture recently attempted to silence freedom of expression and diversity with terror tactics. In a sign of our troubled times, authorities then handed instant victory to these terrorists by immediately arresting scores of people afterward who voiced any support for their cause, however misguided their tactics.

Ask yourself, what is the fate for those who choose not to be Charlie Hebdo? A dragonfly-sized drone on the windowsill, eavesdropping on their morning coffee, or maybe a larger one dropping bombs on their wedding reception? It is no longer enough to agree to disagree. We must be willing to defend those with whom we disagree, and do so without fear of being labeled an enemy combatant.

In Guantanamo, a long-held prisoner has written a soon-to-be-released book about his time in that shameful, still open American torture chamber. It has been heavily redacted. One wonders if he will go on a book tour after being tortured in prison, and will his torturer Dick Cheney go to prison after completing his book tour.

With the republicans now firmly in control of the United State Senate, and their democratic counterparts keeping them there by disenfranchising their own voter base, it is unlikely a new world paradigm is on the horizon to replace the new world order.

And without that paradigm, America, along with the rest of the world, can only continue our slide into the abyss of a not-so-brave new world, one without glaciers, fresh air, truth, or freedom.

Thank you and have a good evening!

Joseph J. Racano

Joseph (Joey) Racano is editor of EarthSourceMedia.org and a former California Democratic Party State Central Committee Delegate, now with the United States Green Party.

Thousands March for Lolita in Miami, Elsewhere

January 18th, 2015
Thousands March on Miami Seaquarium

Thousands March on Miami Seaquarium

Thousands Rise for Freedom

‘Freedom, let your sweet bell ring
Orcas haven’t done a thing
Only fools would want to cage
The greatest predator of our age’

joey racano

“Lolita is a southern Orca who was captured 44 years ago in Puget Sound. She is part of an endangered species that is in vital need of naturally reproducing. January 17 is a day when humans will meet near her holding tank to demand that she be returned to her waters where her genes will help the species recover. She is an intelligent, social, family oriented animal who has been calling to her family for decades. It is time to reunite her with her family. It is the kind and humane thing to do.”
-David Georgi, professor emeritus

Marches were also held in Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Colorado and in London, all demanding freedom for orcas and for and end to the slaughter of dolphins at Tajji, Japan.

Video from London: http://youtu.be/_MerHDStjXE

photo: Christina Estrada
poem: Joey Racano

Marching in Miami

January 14th, 2015
700 months in a little pool-

700 months in a little pool-

Marching in Miami

They’re marching in Miami
to free Lolita who
spent 45 consecutive years
inside a petting zoo

The kids are so against it
They’ll March in Seattle too
Lolita don’t you worry we
will soon be there for you!

For 700 hundred months
they held you captive in a park
Feeding you dead fish
and pouring chlorine after dark

But now because of Blackfish
the world has woken up
And science says a mom’s still there
who longs to see her pup

They’re marching on Miami
and watching ’round the world
As one, Lolita lovers say:
It’s time to release the girl!

jr

You can call Miami Seaquarium at: (305) 361-5705

More about the Miracle March for Lolita: https://www.facebook.com/events/541665699295430

More about the ongoing Miami SeaQuarium Protests. Each week they turn away an increasing number of cars from the park! https://www.facebook.com/events/1534994193431966/

Seattle Solidarity March for Lolita:

https://www.facebook.com/events/824071510970187/permalink/835921589785179/

“She’s there now, but she belongs here!” We’ll join in solidarity with the Miracle March for Lolita in Miami, as well as those who stand with and for Lolita every week of the year. We all share the same dream and hope: that Lolita may retire and return to the Salish Sea. Please see pinned post for latest details, and keep inviting your friends, on and off Facebook.

Please respond “Going” if you’re local and can make it. Otherwise, “Maybe” to show support or get notifications.”

This message forwarded by…

joey racano, Director
Ocean Outfall Group
On facebook: Free Tilly

US Torture Court Puts Sea Shepherd in Jeopardy

December 23rd, 2014
Sea Shepherd beach cleanup, Ventura

Sea Shepherd beach cleanup, Ventura

Save the Brave

Brave Sea Shepherds deep in the ice
Fighting off poachers like salmon fight lice
Pity the toothfish who won’t last for long
The greedy old poachers, sea-death is their song

Ninth circuit court embarrassed our nation
They support torture but not conservation
Now the sea shepherds are out on thin ice
Fighting as men though surrounded by mice

Torturers ruled against saving the whales
Turned a deaf ear to Guantanamo wails
Nations united must stand ‘gainst the trolls
People love whales, read the lopsided polls

People are leading, the leaders must follow
All of the rhetoric only rings hollow
Sign the petition, call on the UN
Help us put nature together again

jr

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ask-the-united-nations?source=c.em&r_by=5402050

Happy Trickster

December 18th, 2014
Happy Trickster

Happy Trickster

Happy Trickster

Happy trickster, that’s Coyote
Saw him when I dropped peyote
Laying there in bed with me
Sound asleep and dreaming free

Toes were twitching, he was running
Some fool redneck out there gunning
Left his paw prints on the track
Walked on leaves and doubled back

Happy trickster ears akimbo
Living life in constant limbo
Hunted trapped reviled and hated
So under appreciated

Watch him prance amid the grasses
Sneak amid the sleeping masses
Got Coyote? I say thank it
Let him use your favorite blanket

joey racano

http://www.latimes.com/sc…/la-me-coyotes-20141218-story.html

He Studied at Enbridge

November 19th, 2014
KEYSTONE REJECTED- for now

KEYSTONE REJECTED- for now

EarthSourceMedia Breaking News…

NEWSFLASH: Dems reject Keystone XL pipeline in close vote. According to some sources, there will be another vote at a later date, after which Obama will likely use the pipeline as a bargaining chip in order for another of his policies to pass. Meanwhile, the US State Department ignores the sister project, Enbridge Line 67, which is moving ahead without permits.

http://news.yahoo.com/senate-democrats-reject-bill-build-oil-pipeline-232744939–politics.html

He Studied at Enbridge
X L Pipeline that’s a ploy
Ask John Kerry, he’s our boy
While you’re looking toward the south
Endridge came from Kerry’s mouth
Line 67, the Alberta Clipper
One more pipeline for the Gipper
Same black tar from the same dam place
Clock ticks down on the human race
Nice little polar bear swims around
Two more days and he’ll be drowned
Short term profits, long term pain
See the acids in our rain
No one can control big oil
Land and sea they shall dispoil
Obama will approve XL
Sending all of us to hell
jr
Just the facts…
*John Kerry is being sued as his State Department ignores secret evil twin pipeline:

http://washingtonspectator.org/john-kerry-sued-keystone-xl…/

*Polar Bear numbers plummet as sea ice melts:

http://www.cbsnews.com/…/polar-bear-numbers-drop-dramatica…/

*Democrat gathers votes to pass XL Pipeline, Obama to ok it later anyway:

http://www.nytimes.com/…/landrieu-tries-to-gather-enough-vo…

Sign the petition against Enbridge, the XL Pipeline’s evil twin:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-enbridge-tar-sands

Let’s stop big oil!!
Love and respect,
joey racano
www.EV1.org

Introducing Titan

November 17th, 2014
Point of No Return

Point of No Return

Introduction to Triton

Everybody, please meet Triton
Forgive me if these pictures frighten
The magnitude of these foul ships
Forces one to come to grips

Just how much oil do we need
When does good sense outpace greed
Hard work just brought back the whale
Now these fools are straining shale

Pointed ship and kind of stocky
Made with pride in Nagasaki
Please don’t buy from Mitsubishi
Always up to something fishy

Live aboard or land your chopper
One good missile, that would stop her
Triton, this is Planet Mother:
Stop pretending there’s another

jr

ACTION –

1.) Please watch this short fluffy sales video from the industry of Lucifer:

(Thanks to Ed Johnson for this amazing resource!)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2a-BPNIsXdkF3vM8j0fMA

2.) Now, send this letter to our leaders in government:

http://www.petition2congress.com/…/prohibit-military-sonar…/

Marvel or Mayhem?

October 29th, 2014

Burning 'Marvel'

Burning ‘Marvel’

Marvel or mayhem?
Give me something slimy
Make it thick and black
Drill a hole with a bit on a pole
Behind the people’s back

Give the children something
They can do without
Blast a hole through bedrock
’till the dragon gushes out

Make the kids get asthma
You don’t give a f@!k
Long as yours are safe and sound
and you can make a buck
jr

Maybe you saw the link or my letter in the Los Angeles Times in response to old oil rigs being left in the ocean to be called ‘reefs’. I got one response, obviously from some long-winded oil stooge and I will include the exchange below. But first, here’s the new news about how the BP oil has made the former Gulf of Mexico into an oily bath of death:

http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/10/bp_spill_left_bathtub_ring_of.html

Translation? There’s an Exxon Valdez worth of oil slopping around the Macondo well on the dead gulf bottom, and far more languishing in the vicinity. And yet, here you have the brain dead Mr. Harris calling me names (my reply at bottom):

My letter:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-le-1025-saturday-oil-rigs-reefs-20141025-story.html

Mr. Harris’s comment on my letter:

Stephen Harris – Indep.
• Rank 8213
For those who are not familiar with offshore drilling operations to compare a $1.5 billion engineering and structural marvel, one of the finest examples of what engineers can do ever seen, to a shopping cart is simply ignorant. All oil companies have end-of-life (“EOL”) demolition and removal budgeted, in addition to massive State Federal bonding that goes into the hundreds of millions of dollars per unit. It is not the oil companies that are pushing for continuing usage of the substructure, usually over 100 feet from the surface for clearance, but the various state agencies and some true environmental outfits that actually have sued the companies to stop the de-commissioning of EOL units. The point is, if some underwater craft, like a US submarine, were to actually hit one of these “rigs-to-reef” projects then all major oils and independents know full well they will still have liability, so they have to correct such continuing liability or the millions of shareholders that are the actual owners of the major oil companies would fire all of the Board and Management if they left the company exposed in such a manner. Fortunately, for 15 years now, the waivers have been forthcoming sufficient to cover such potential liability and every single one of the rigs-to-reef projects have been absolute spectacular success stories as to natural habitats and the creation thereof. This is nothing new, except to “hit” bloggers and those looking for an excuse to undermine American energy security. « less
• 3 days ago

My response to Mr. Harris and his ‘marvel':

• JoeyRacano
• Rank 12954
Somebody please tell Mr. Harris that his 1.5 billion dollar marvel left an oily bathtub ring the size of Delaware in the Gulf of Mexico. Remember this: These rigs use the latest tech to digitally position themselves at precise coordinates in the ocean, but only to suck up the dirtiest, most primitive form of energy- oil. Some marvel.

Joey Racano
• Just now

-BP should be made to clean up every last bit of that oil and their #1 customer, the pentagon, should help them.

Respect,

joey racano

www.oceanoutfallgroup.com

Spirit Fawn

October 23rd, 2014
Taught to Kill

Taught to Kill

Spirit Fawn

Gavin killed the Spirit Fawn
He walked and stalked until the dawn
He had no brains, he had no brawn
Abused by dad, his heart was gone

Gavin killed a Spirit Deer
At age 11, he lives in fear
It seems so strange at death to jeer
A boy so young and cold and queer

Gavin speared the Spirit Doe
His soul has nowhere up to go
A unicorn as white as snow
Too fair to live, the Albino

Gavin made our hearts go mad
Taught to hate the world by dad
A diamond life killed for a fad
Gavin has made many sad

Now soar the valleys, Spirit Fawn
Fairest Deer was ever born
True it is our hearts are torn
But every rosebush has its thorn

joey racano

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/outposts/post/rare-albino-deer-bagged-11-year-old/