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Aug. 8th, 2008 @ 12:35 pm
Does anyone know what the Flids are doing for the parade Thursday Night this year?

I also heard a rumor that Friday night is Kilt Night.

Voting Apr. 21st, 2008 @ 07:54 pm
Pennsylvania is a swing state, and voting has never been this important. Please get out and vote tomorrow for who ever. It’s never been this important.

Pictures! Sep. 3rd, 2007 @ 09:59 pm
I posted my Philadelphia Folk Festival pictures.

Here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/goob712/sets/72157601838248322/


Philly Folk Fest Pictures. Sep. 5th, 2005 @ 04:15 pm
If anyone's interested, I have some pictures posted from this year.


Think again about Katrina.............. Sep. 2nd, 2005 @ 09:45 pm
S: Think again.

Remember when your mom was washing your favorite jeans, and everything was cool, then all of a sudden she looks at you with those guilt trip mom eyes, and says “We have to talk”, and then there’s a whole big tearful conversation about the marijuana she found in your pocket. We’ll you’re about to find out some big shit.
However the roles are reversed, and you’re mom, and the government is your spoiled rotten child. It’s just like when you said you would never smoke pot again, and did, once you expose what “the man” is holding, they’ll tell you the exact same thing.
H.A.A.R.P. is the world’s largest radio transmitter. H.A.A.R.P. stands for High Frequency Active Aural Research Project, a research project undertaken jointly by the US military and various corporations (currently Raytheon), the whole H.A.A.R.P. thing doesn’t look that unfamiliar. It’s sort of like those random large antennas that just hang out all over the place with some unknown purpose and function.
Here is a pretty picture, http://perso.wanadoo.fr/metasystems/Images/Haarp.jpg
Now, pay very close attention to the sky, and how beautiful it looks.
“HAARP itself is located halfway between Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska. Its first phase was completed in 1995, and it employed a 3 by 6 grid of 18 antennas. There are three towers designed to transmit extremely low frequency (ELF) waves. When these towers signal such beams on up through the atmosphere, into the ionosphere, they affect the electro jet (the high altitude jet stream, with ultra-high speed winds, that have a good deal to do with the weather patterns on earth below) in a controlled manner. The main strategy consists of beaming these ELF waves in such a way as to hit at right angles to the electro jet. This causes the river of electro-magnetic energy to spread sideways.”
Now, how can you get electro magnetic energy to flow sideways….?? That’s a tough one, I mean directing energy?? You’d have to have something charged with the energy, that could reflect the energy signals in the directions you wanted it to go, other wise it would just go everywhere with no direction………right?
Here’s a very lovely diagram the military website has given us of how H.A.A.R.P. works for military operations.
How HAARP works is, it “creates an external electric field at the F2 layer height. Particles interact with an electric field only if they are charged (ionized). As a result, HAARP only affects the 0.2% of the ionospheric volume directly over the facility that has already been ionized by the sun (the yellow dots in the image). The remaining 99.8% of the gas in this limited volume is in the neutral state and remains unaffected by HAARP and ready to intercept incoming UV radiation. That portion of the ionosphere that is not directly over the facility is not affected in any way by HAARP,” unless there are particles of elements in the air ready to be charged by HAARP’s signals.
Now, let’s discuss the lovely color of the sky because I know I love sunrises. Recently there have been more and more jet stream trails that no longer dissipate with time, and the wind, they kind of just hang there, and spread out.
To get these radio signals to go from a transmitter to a receiver, they must bounce off a reflective surface. Here, I’ll show you, http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/ion2.html. Aluminum is a very reflective surface, and when sprayed into the air with Beryllium, it will kind of just hang out in whatever pattern just above the jet stream, in the ionosphere.
Don’t believe me, check it out
Here’s one example of a grid of chemical trails that are relatively new to our sky line. It’s not very hard to remember when you saw trails that actually disappeared with time. http://www.newfrontier.com/asheville/chemtrail.jpg
“According to the U.S. Air Force, jet contrails form above 33,000 feet when hot engine exhaust momentarily condenses ice crystals into pencil-thin vapor trails that quickly vanish like the wake behind a boat.”
However these don’t disappear.
“Chemtrails (CTs) look like contrails initially, but are much thicker, extend across the sky and are often laid down in varying patterns of Xs, tick-tack-toe grids, cross-hatched and parallel lines. Instead of quickly dissipating, chemtrails expand and drip feathers and mare s tails. In 30 minutes or less, they open into wispy formations which join together, forming a thin white veil or a "fake cirrus-type cloud" that persists for hours.”
Reciently there’s been research into a powdery substance being left on leaves of trees, and the cars. They’ve looked into it in Canada, proven by this article http://www.holmestead.ca/chemtrails/soilradar.html
“This reporter has obtained copies of lab tests conducted on snow samples collected by the city of Edmonton, Alberta between Nov. 8 - 12, 2002. The tests show unaccountably elevated levels of aluminum and barium. Norwest Labs lab report #336566, dated Nov. 14 2002 found:

* aluminum levels: 0.148 milligrams/litre

* barium levels: 0.006 milligrams/litre”
Now, let’s review, the government is spraying Al & Ba in the air in criss-crossing patterns in the sky just above the Jet stream in the Ionosphere, where they create a shield of reflective toxic chemicals that help reflect a huge radio signal sent from a transmitter in Alaska called H.A.A.R.P., so the signal can be sent to smaller receivers all over the world, allowing HAARP to affect the jet streams.
Here’s an article from the wall street journal about how major media is reporting on weather changing. http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1198.cfm Creating cyclones to help the smog????
Now that makes sense, right? Well, not really. Why would the government waste money, valuable jet fuel, and time on spraying chemicals in the sky in certain patterns that harm its citizens?? Also, why hasn’t anybody done anything about it? Why haven’t we heard about this before?
Well no one in the government has ever admitted to it, but here’s a whole boat load of scientific articles, pictures, and accredited information on and about Chemtrails.
Here’s an acknowledgement of Chemtrails by a bill put to congress,
Here’s my myspace where I reposted the bill HR 2977 IH that Mr. KUCINICH the senator from Ohio brought to the House that talks about Chemtrails.
Go ahead look up the bill on Google, go ahead read all of those sites. Learn more!! The reason that this is so important now is because there’s so funny things about this hurricane that sea going people will see, and surfers alike will recognize.
That path of the hurricane made no sense.
Now surfers know the Gulf Stream, and how it brings warm waters from Florida up to New Jersey, as the flow continues over to England. Here’s a picture of the direction the water current of the Gulf Stream flows. http://www.keyshistory.org/map1gulfstream2.jpg
Then there’s the pattern of hurricane Katrina’s, and how it hit Florida. Normally when a Hurricane makes land fall, it slows down and downgrades to a lower form of a storm. However it picked up, and made it to a class 5 in the gulf, and then after destroying all the oil rigs as a class five, down graded for no reason as it made landfall again. Now if it was going to hit oil rigs and downgrade, why did it pick up as it made land fall in Florida? I dunno.
Here’s a picture of the normal jet stream paths above Florida and the New Orleans.
Then here are pictures of Katrina’s path, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Katrina_Path.png
You can see how neither the gulf current or the jet streams pushed it in any direction, it’s kind of just moving on its own. Here’s even a live Doppler radar of how the wind currents move naturally in the Gulf.
Now maybe this is all a little far fetched that the government would use a hurricane to destroy New Orleans, right? Well it didn’t just destroy New Orleans, a city rarely hit by hurricanes. Louisiana’s only has been hit by hurricanes that actually killed people 3 times within the last 200 years. Check it out. http://louisianahistory.ourfamily.com/timeline.html However the most extensive damage is to the oil industry “"We have confirmed at least 20 rigs or platforms missing, either sunk or adrift, and one confirmed fire where a rig was," Petty Officer Robert Reed of the Louisiana Coast Guard told AFP.”
This puts a greater need on attaining oil, something that a lot of people have died for already. Plus this allows the oil rigs to re-drill deeper to a possible plethora of oil. Here’s an article about how many millions of barrels there are believed to be in Louisiana alone. http://www.priweb.org/ed/pgws/backyard/sections/southcentral/southcentral2.html
Plus in the gulf with all these old cavemen of oil rigs gone from the storm oil companies can re-drill deeper to huge traps of oil. You’ll see these if you scroll down the page of the link I left above.
We now know that there is proof and money behind the hurricane…or is this just a blessing in disguise?? Is this irony and luck for the oil industry the richest corporations in the world??
I don’t know, do you?
I know that HAARP is funded by a private company as well as the US government, and I don’t know what kind of a company would have enough money to fund something like that...do you?
This is important information, and these are very relevant things, because millions of Americans are out of jobs, homes, and lives. Now that Gas prices have risen we all will be starving soon. If this kind of stuff isn’t re-posted and spread around, people might stay in the dark, and they could just do as they please….
So please re-post this.
By the queen of england
Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Other entries
» ride to fest from philly
is anyone driving from philly to fest wednesday or thursday?

i'm looking for a ride up and i'd like to get there wednesday evening, but i'm flexible. i can give money for gas. i'm totally nice, i promise.

» Lifers
Okay, so I know a lot of people in this community say they are lifers.. who here is a perfect lifer, been to every fest? Share your years people...

This year i'm 20 and its my 21st fest. No I did not go in the womb, I went at 2months old. Like I said, when I was three I didnt stay all weekend, but I was there at least for one overnight.
» a long shot....
So yeah, I'm really looking forward to fest!

The thing is, since I'm on the volunteers committee I'm going up way early. I did this last year too, it was great - and it's only my THIRD fest this summer but I *feel* like a lifer. well maybe not :)
Anyway I'm going up to the grounds on Monday afternoon (the 22) from Philly. I live near DC, so I have to get up to Philly on Sunday, or Monday morning. I don't have a car of my own so the past two years I took greyhound, but this year I'd like to bring a *bit* more stuff (people are always amazed at how little I bring) and it might be a real hassle.

So, would any of you be in the DC area that weekend, able to give me a ride back up to Philly? or straight from DC to fest on Monday (though I do have a ride from philly). This is a small community so I'm not expecting too many responses, but if any of you know people who come to fest from DC/Maryland - let me know. I figured I'd try this before looking at craigslist or anything else crazy I might consider.
» Less than a month to go...
Can you believe the Fest is only a few weeks away? Who else is psyched?
» Committees
Hey, I'm new to the whole LiveJournal thing, but I'm a Fest lifer, and I was just curious, for those of you who are volunteers at the Fest, which committees are you on? I'm on Tickets.
» what?
mike got fired? is that true?

-shix [sporadic festie]
» a lifer and a newbie
so i'm a newbie to this community stuff, but i decided, as a lifer, i should join this community, by lifer i mean that this past fest was my 20th and i'm 19, yay! rock on whoever started this, i camp at a little known campsite called "the company" we've been just uphill of the azzoles for like crazy amounts of years now, since before i was born
» (No Subject)
So since I don't camp . . . I don't really know how it works.

So someone explain to me . . .
What are all the different groups and how are they different?
How do you join a group?
How does volunteering work?
How do you volunteer if you're under 18?
» New Member
So I just joined this community. My name's Casey and I'm 16. I've gone to the fest for the past four years. I camped in 2000, but was not so impressed. It was the first year I'd ever been so we got there late and had trouble finding a spot and didn't know ANYONE. So we've stayed at motels since then.

But I adore the fest. I was sooooo pissed that I missed Ani Difranco in 2003, I really wanted to see her but my mom had work the next day so we had to start driving home.

This past year I spent most of the time stalking Girlyman - cause they were soo cool. I loved when Nate sang during "Three Little Words" with Da Vinci's Notebook at the sunday afternoon concert. I even got them to sign my dress!

Here are some pics from 2004!Collapse )
» (No Subject)
Hello hello. It's about time somebody started a PFF community. My name is Dana, I've been going to the fest for 9 years, and I'm 14 (so I'm a youngin', hopefully no one will hold that against me). I LOVE the Folk Fest. It's crazy fun, and consistently manages to be one of the best experiences of my summer (and my life). The atmosphere is unbeatable.

I camp with ghettograham, who's also a member of this community. For most of my fest career I camped with the Talentsuckers, although this year we had very little to do with them and basically crashed wherever we could (falling asleep at one of the campfires, fun fun).

There isn't much more for me to say at this moment, except one lamentation - I didn't take ANY pictures of this year's fest. My dad took a few, but since I saw him around once the entire weekend, there aren't any of me or my friends.
» Hello!
I know how you feel regarding to feeling left out in your campsite. My friend Dana and I are the same way, although, it's probably because we're so young, ranking in age at 14.

But, needless to say, I know how you feel, and I'm sorry. :(

We're a part of the Talentsuckers, if you know the name. Our group (well, most of us at least) volunteer for the Archives, we normally record the morning/afternoon concerts. I haven't volunteered yet myself, I've pretended to be an 11-year-old most of my life, and some how they still manage to believe me...

I think it's great that you started this community, being a part of the fest is a great thing, and it's always nice to share your experiences with others.
» My Icon
My LJ icon is from folkfest. I was drunk.
» This past was my second year.
SO I love folk fest. Last year was my second year. I really don't think a whole bunch of the folkies are really into LJ, yet thats just my opinion.
I voluenteer at the food tent. I did morning shift, and next year I'm doing dinner shift.
Next year I'm trying to move out of the campsite I am in, and get my own. Why? Because we're with a lot of 28-49 yr olds.
This doesn't suck, but they are very rule oriented, and very not fun. The conversations are interesting, but the overall feeling is that me(20), nikki(19), and Kevin(20) aren't welcomed.

They told us that "Folk Fest isn't a magical wonderland of fairy dreams." That comment was very hurtful, and made me immediatly think of what kind of price I could get on a carport before next year's fest.

So who's with me?? What about an LJ campsite??? That would be nice...just a thought.
» (No Subject)
Hopefully people start to join this thing and share pictures. We all love festival pictures. :D

Can't wait for next year. I should start a countdown, eh?

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