oly mike

oly mike


Registered on Friday the 25th of Feb, 2011

Website: http://www.smallblueplanet.org
Long time peace and social justice activist. Nearing the end of my work career with a 15 year stint with the Sisters Of Providence health system and another 10 years or so bouncing around with DSHS and other public agencies doing geriatric and disability case work. Got tired of the agency politics around 2002 and jumped out to reinvent myself as a freelance paralegal and have been doing bankruptcy law and a little family law on contract with courts and some law firms. My spouse and I operate the business, use the proceeds to buy groceries, buy stuff for the grandkids and to fund our media and activist projects. We like the camping and hiking ethic of leaving the places you visit a little better than you found them, but in a global sense, it seems our generation is leaving a planet in much worse condition than the one we started with in our lifetimes. We are trying to do something about that. But we approach the project from a Buddhist, eight fold, non-attachment way, we have to be somewhat detached from the outcome and committed and fulfilled by the process. We do not always know how our work works.

Posts by oly mike ¬

  1. Mar 12, 2013The Political Significance of This Cannot be Understated
  2. Mar 3, 2013Paul Cienfuegos on Community Rights Ordinances
  3. Feb 25, 2013We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.
  4. Oct 29, 2012Extreme Weather Events! Get used to them.
  5. Oct 28, 2012Drone Wars? Good Idea?
  6. Oct 27, 2012Grand Jury Resisters Need Your Support
  7. Oct 26, 2012Climate Congress 2014 – The Contract with Climate
  8. Oct 25, 2012Scott Crow is in Olympia for a few days
  9. Oct 23, 2012Our Precious Freedoms
  10. Oct 17, 2012Open Minds, Open Hearts – Anarchism, Cooperation and Mutual Aid
  11. Oct 12, 2012Chomsky on Anarchism
  12. Oct 11, 2012Michael Parenti on the Pathology of Wealth
  13. Oct 8, 2012Global Warming – are we going to wake up and smell the carbon dioxide?
  14. Sep 25, 2012Ocean Report
  15. Sep 19, 2012Open Societies versus Closed Societies
  16. Sep 12, 2012No Minority, No Majority. There Shall Just Be People.
  17. Sep 11, 2012Obama – Most Effective Evil or Progressives’ Best Hope?
  18. Aug 30, 2012Pinata Economics
  19. Aug 28, 2012No Justice For Rachel Today
  20. Aug 25, 2012Austin’s Picks: Is Class Struggle Anarchism
  21. Aug 24, 2012Austin’s Picks: Autonomy Alliance
  22. Aug 23, 2012Winning the War of Position, oh yeah, and Todd Akin
  23. Aug 12, 2012Politics and Entertainment!
  24. Aug 8, 2012Primary Election? Did we have one?
  25. Jul 31, 2012Austerity Politics v. Posterity Politics
  26. Jul 29, 2012The State is a Condition
  27. Jul 28, 2012Judging the Judge Candidates
  28. Jul 26, 2012If an Agent Knocks on your door…
  29. Jul 26, 2012Dana Walker for State Treasurer!
  30. Jul 25, 2012Justice for Washington Foundation Rates the Judicial Candidates
  31. Jul 24, 2012Political Fables for a Political Year
  32. Jul 19, 2012Who Is Puget Sound Energy? Let’s Check the Title and See Who Owns PSE
  33. Jul 18, 2012Release the Tax Returns, Mitt
  34. Jul 17, 2012Who Deserves Sympathy?
  35. Jul 11, 2012Tax Rate Facts
  36. Jul 4, 2012CO2 Emissions are a Planetary Problem
  37. Jul 2, 2012It’s the Climate, Stupid.
  38. Jun 26, 2012Thurston Public Power Initiative!
  39. Jun 23, 2012Ask the Right Question
  40. Jun 16, 2012Breaking Rock by Hand at the Quarry
  41. May 22, 2012We are bringing Dr. Parenti to Olympia in October
  42. May 4, 2012What is our Strategy to Create Change?
  43. Apr 11, 2012Tolerance for a Diversity of Tactics
  44. Apr 6, 2012Looking Back on The Limits To Growth
  45. Apr 5, 2012Evolve and Join the Pony-Based Economy with Vermin Supreme?
  46. Apr 4, 2012Scouring the News for Signs of Intelligent Life
  47. Mar 30, 2012The Irony of ACA Healthcare Demise and Public Option
  48. Mar 12, 2012Vote Rocky?
  49. Mar 11, 2012Looking for a Second Political Party
  50. Mar 9, 2012Juan Cole on Oil and Iraq
  51. Mar 1, 2012Quotes for a Snowy Thursday Morning
  52. Mar 1, 2012Some Thoughts of Equality, Diversity and Class
  53. Feb 15, 2012Black Bloc 201
  54. Feb 15, 2012Money and Banking Explained in a Few Minutes
  55. Feb 11, 2012Black Bloc 101
  56. Feb 10, 2012Paul Cienfuegos Workshops in Shelton, February 11th
  57. Feb 10, 2012Boycott, Divest, Sanctions: Peaceful and Effective. Speak Truth to Power
  58. Feb 6, 2012World Life Expectancy – Interesting Website Shared by My Friends at TC Pro-Net
  59. Feb 2, 2012Thursday News Report from the South Shore of the Salish Sea
  60. Feb 1, 2012Washington Investment Trust – State Bank Now
  61. Jan 22, 2012A few interesting news links and a movie review to boot!
  62. Jan 11, 2012Austerity Economics or Real Utopias? Which one is crazier?
  63. Jan 7, 2012Wag the Dog, Part III – that’s all, folks…
  64. Jan 6, 2012Wag the Dog, Part II
  65. Jan 4, 2012Wag the Dog, Part I
  66. Jan 1, 2012Dumbest public moment of 2011?
  67. Dec 23, 2011Great Values! I am not talking about astounding prices at big box stores…
  68. Nov 26, 2011November 28: Schedule for the Day (we think)
  69. Nov 26, 2011November 28: The People’s Special Session
  70. Oct 16, 2011Another Public Bathroom Request for Downtown Olympia
  71. Oct 13, 2011Occupy Olympia!
  72. Oct 6, 2011This is what Oligarchy looks like
  73. Oct 5, 2011Increased Public Facilities in Downtown Olympia? Well, maybe…
  74. Oct 5, 2011Jim’s Pancakes!
  75. Oct 3, 20112012 Elections are Looking Ugly
  76. Oct 2, 2011Austerity economics do not turn around recessions and depressions
  77. Oct 1, 2011Memo to Rick Perry
  78. Sep 28, 2011Did we say goodbye?
  79. Sep 27, 2011Lawrence O’Donnel Challenges Police Use of Force
  80. Sep 26, 2011Nice Edit and Video from Wall Street Occupation
  81. Sep 25, 2011Live Feed from the Occupation of Wall Street
  82. Sep 23, 2011Let’s Beautify Downtown Olympia – Open the Bathrooms at City Hall
  83. Sep 23, 2011Washington State is Coming Up Short
  84. Sep 22, 2011Come to Olympia if the Economy has Put You on the Street
  85. Sep 21, 2011Georgia Probably Executed an Innocent Man Today
  86. Sep 21, 2011Talkin ’bout a Revolution
  87. Sep 16, 2011A Cautionary Tale from New Orleans (pronounce Nawlins, please)
  88. Sep 15, 2011The Power of Clicktivists! Really? Is there any power there?
  89. Sep 12, 2011Olympia, Safe and Beautiful, Step 2
  90. Sep 10, 2011Beauty and Safety in Downtown Olympia, Step 1 of 2
  91. Sep 3, 2011Labor Day, 2011! Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  92. Aug 31, 2011Ask the Right Question – on jobs and the tax code
  93. Aug 28, 2011News from the Stealth War Front
  94. Aug 26, 2011Climate Reality?
  95. Aug 26, 2011Hurricane Irene
  96. Aug 21, 2011Crisis of Capitalism
  97. Aug 18, 2011Double Dip Anyone?
  98. Aug 14, 2011Olympia Copwatching at the Olympia Really Really Free Market today!
  99. Aug 7, 2011We Can’t Live with Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power Plants
  100. Jul 11, 2011Feeding the Homeless is a Crime
  101. Jun 27, 2011Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant, Part III
  102. Jun 23, 2011Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant, Part II
  103. Jun 22, 2011Free Press, Nuclear Industry, Courage and More
  104. Jun 6, 2011Lights, Music, Action! Portland Boycott, Divest, Sanctions
  105. Jun 5, 2011Organizing 101, Part II
  106. Jun 1, 2011I Want Vermont’s Health Care System and Scotland’s Power Grid
  107. May 30, 2011Sister Jackie Hudson Needs Our Help
  108. May 30, 2011Organizing 101 – 10 Questions, Part I
  109. May 29, 2011Prisoner of Conscience Needs Our Help
  110. May 29, 2011Prisons and Profits? Can we have both?
  111. May 29, 2011Hey Gil, you will be missed, brother
  112. May 28, 2011Economics and Humanities: Public Services or Private Profits?
  113. May 26, 2011Rachel Maddow on Obama
  114. May 25, 2011Update from the Front Lines of the Class War
  115. May 23, 2011More Notes on the Fragility of Empire
  116. May 17, 2011Economics 101 – Deep Bow to Critter’s Crap for the Good Work
  117. May 14, 2011Is It Time to Send Out an SOS Call?
  118. May 11, 2011Sanity, Power, Values and More
  119. May 10, 2011Two Quotes for the Day and Friday the 13th Lobbying Action
  120. May 5, 2011Education and the Future
  121. May 3, 2011Friday the 13th! The Undead Arise and Moan About the Washington State Budget
  122. May 1, 2011Sunday Roundup
  123. Apr 28, 2011Latest Draft of Current Video Project – Washington Uprising
  124. Apr 28, 2011Health Care – East and West
  125. Apr 28, 2011300 years of fossil fuel history in 300 seconds
  126. Apr 27, 2011Tim DeChristopher Key Note at Power Shift
  127. Apr 23, 2011Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
  128. Apr 20, 2011A lot of folks are in a transition state this week.
  129. Apr 9, 2011Demonstration for Fair Budget in Olympia, Washington
  130. Apr 7, 2011Washington Uprising! Demonstrators Occupy the Capitol and Demand Fair Budget
  131. Apr 4, 2011GOP Plans to Cut 4 Trillion Dollars from Federal Budget in a Decade
  132. Apr 4, 2011When Will Alternative Energy Become Energy?
  133. Apr 1, 2011Washington Uprising
  134. Apr 1, 2011Recall Politics
  135. Mar 31, 2011Washington Uprising – A Community Response to Budget Cuts
  136. Mar 30, 2011Favorite Guitar Player?
  137. Mar 29, 2011Science to the Rescue: MIT Creates Synthetic Leaf Power Station?
  138. Mar 29, 2011Can Libya Turn Out Well?
  139. Mar 28, 2011Joe Bageant has Gone Deer Hunting with Jesus
  140. Mar 25, 2011More on the Libyan Question
  141. Mar 23, 2011Hans Rosling on the Washing Machine
  142. Mar 22, 2011The Libyan Question
  143. Mar 18, 2011Are Things Looking Up in Libya?
  144. Mar 18, 2011Economics, Politics and Folly
  145. Mar 16, 2011Message from Craig and Cindy Corrie
  146. Mar 16, 2011Remembering Rachel Corrie
  147. Mar 8, 2011Economics 101 v. Contemporary Arrogance
  148. Mar 7, 2011Is a General Strike Coming?
  149. Mar 6, 2011It’s Sunday Morning in Mouseland
  150. Mar 5, 2011There is Strength in a Union
  151. Mar 5, 2011Carbon Nation – Movie Showing in Seattle
  152. Mar 4, 2011Does Environmentalism Create Any Economic Benefits?
  153. Mar 3, 2011The Wires that Control the Public Mind
  154. Mar 3, 2011News and Weather from Climate Progress
  155. Mar 1, 2011Boycott Koch Industries? Are You Down With That?
  156. Mar 1, 2011Some Thoughts on Justice
  157. Feb 28, 2011Louis CK for President
  158. Feb 27, 2011Is Roger Ailes About to Be Indicted?
  159. Feb 27, 2011Solar Seattle?
  160. Feb 27, 2011Hopes for this site
  161. Feb 27, 2011Army of Fake Social Media Friends to Promote Propaganda
  162. Feb 26, 2011
  163. Feb 26, 2011Watch the Republicans Govern in Wisconsin
  164. Feb 25, 2011Come Together, Right Now