Thursday, July 31, 2014

The People's Puppets of Occupy Wall Street Save The World (The Documentary)

Kim Fraczek and Jessica Roff participate with the People's Puppets of Occupy Wall Street in Cove Point Maryland by demonstrating visually in this artistic "installation" exactly how it is in their minds that FERC does not work.

 The People's Puppets of Occupy Wall Street have been keeping it unreal on the Rockaway Pipeline project circa sometime in late 2012. Here is my interpretation of the photo above. Kim Fraczek would like a microphone in front of her face at all times as she has something it seems to say. Let's get this gal on TV. When is Katie Couric or someone going to do the interview?

What arty fun are the People's Puppet's up to today I wonder and will it get in the news?  Well what they are doing tonight might not get in the news but rest assured whatever imagery and show material they come up with will. How is it that there isn't a film crew just documenting these people all the time for a wonderful new reality show titled of course " The People's Puppets of Occupy Wall Street (and musical friends) Save the World."?

Scene from the epic Campout against the Pipeline at Floyd Bennett Field. Did the resulting action from this campout make it in the news? You betcha!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Brigette Blood-- Roller Derby Name or Real Name? I Don't Even Want to Know.

Brigette Blood's contribution to the mythology of the Rockaway Pipeline Resistance Movement   -- Some Photos

Brigette Blood? Sounds like a derby name but here is the thing-- I would bet money at this point that if I actually searched I would likely find that this is someone with ties to Occupy. How is it that these people who on the beach claim to have been really involved in disaster relief and rebuilding the Rockaway community failed to notice some of National Grid's actual pipeline construction last summer?  I can pretty much guess  how it was that the people giving speeches on the beach were so spectacularly misinformed about the project. They likely got the information directly from Sane Energy, CARP or Occupy the Pipeline, the three top sites outside of the news that is with the most misinformation.

Why Is Catskill Mountainkeeper's Betta Broad advertisting for the new NoRockaway Pipeline Facebook folks?
  Why is Catskill Mountainkeeper's Betta Broad advertising for the new NoRockawayPipeline Facebook folks? Well that is easy enough to answer. Anti-fracking advocacy is the motivation. What did the NorockawayPipeline facebook page's flyers say? Here is what they said: "We also have plans for the summer! Come hell or high water, we are going to take over the beach and stop the rockaway pipeline for good." What exactly are these people talking about? Why are they being encouraged? Oh yeah some kind of muddled overlapping of they are the 99 percent stop fracking revolution.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Which People's Puppets are They Exactly?

The People's Puppets also acting as Sane Energy and Occupy the Pipeline refuse to stop spreading myths about the rockaway pipeline project that they created.
Exactly which people do these Puppets belong to anyway?

 Kim Fraczek, Jessica Roff and friends took a little romp over to Figment on Governor's Island to continue on with this little charade they have cooked up about the Rockaway Pipeline project. The "photojournalist" as he likes to refer to himself, Minister Erik McGregor gave a little speech about Minisink not the Rockaways or Riis beach or Floyd Bennett Field by the way when he came down to the Rockaway draft EIS hearing to "perform".

 It is literally, not figuratively, impossible at this point for Kim Fraczek and friends to believe the narrative they have concocted about the history of the Rockaway Pipeline project which conveniently for them begins with their own cooption of the story and the myth that Michael Grimm snuck a bill through Congress while the Rockaways were in the dark and cold post hurricane Sandy. Unless of course they are insane, which they very well might be.

 The real history of the rockaway pipeline project at least in terms of paperwork begins in 2009. The history on the bill that was passed also has a papertrail as well which begins in the summer of 2011 and that information is also available online. What happened to the real story and the real people who wrote postcards or letters or signed petitions against HR2606? Well it is buried beneath the pile of crap that activists have slung at it for the last two years.

Josh Fox with Kim Fraczek at event that is billed this time as a play.  I'm not entirely sure that people can tell the difference anymore between what is fiction and what is not. Not being able to distinguish reality is not exactly a sign of mental health. 

Let's make sure all these people get as famous as they would like to be.Who am I to get in the way of these legends in the making?

Alternative title of this post: Here are some people you should hire. Keep them busy ya know writing tunes and making stuff like plays, performances and license plates.

WPIX Produces Nonsense Story on Rockaway Pipeline

Magee Hickey of WPIX produces nonsense on the Rockaway Pipeline Project

It is not an accident that Magee Hickey at WPIX produced a nonsensical news story on the Rockaway Project on the heels of Nick Pinto's piece of blather in Gothamist. Her report is riddled with errors but it is happily passed along by most activists because it has exactly the language they want in that story. "650,000dths of fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale" to be specific. Ms. Hickey's report is sloppy to say the least. Inaccurate to say the most.

 Had anyone actually spent just a hair reading some of what the fantastic NoRockawayPipeline folks have to say what would have been apparent immediately is that they do not know what they are talking about at all and they do not make sense. Just one sentence alone captures this very well such as--- "It is doubtful that New York actually needs the gas, and many speculate that the gas transported through the pipeline will eventually be exported overseas..." Many? There are actually only a few completely unhinged activists saying this or drooling this and they have been posing as experts on the Rockaway Pipeline project. And somehow these are the people basically dictating all the news coverage on this project?

How can the media be so asleep? People are getting paid to produce this kind of drivel? It's absurd.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Maureen Healy of CARP, Occupy the Pipeline and United for Action Is Not a Credible Source

Maureen Healy sowing confusion behind her whereever she goes

I have a book in front of me titled "Informing the News, The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism".  A quote from From page 10-- "However there is something worse than an inadequately informed public and that's a misinformed public. It's one thing when citizens don't know something and realize it. It's another thing when citizens don't know something but think they know it, which is the new problem. It's the difference between ignorance and irrationality. Whatever else one might conclude about self-government, it's at risk when citizens don't know what they are talking about."

 How many places has Maureen Healy taken both her ignorance and irrationality and presented it as expertise? She is not just running around with a flyer. She is regularly in the news speaking about something that she both doesn't understand and also has gone out of her way in some cases to actually obscure real information about.

The history of the activism against the Rockaway Pipeline project has basically been one where the least informed people stand in the front of the room as if they were teachers. It's as if my young nieces walked into med school and started teaching classes. That is about how profoundly unqualified most of the activists pretending to be experts educating on the Rockaway Pipeline actually are. It would be one thing if they were simply just that confused themselves and not effecting reporters and other people. That is not the case at all however.

It would also be one thing if they were not constantly told the facts repeatedly. But they have been told the facts repeatedly. They are either unwilling to or simply incapable of absorbing them. Instead they get "creative".

PS. Ken Gale apparently has given this the facebook thumbs up and guess what? He is on the radio communicating, broadcasting to people about environmental issues!

Friday, July 25, 2014

And Now Some Social Media Bullying from Sane Energy

Sane Energy bullying tactic via social media
Clare Donahue of Sane Energy did not like it when I interrupted her at the Rockaway Draft EIS hearing to alert her to the fact that she was actually attending a hearing on the Rockaway pipeline project not the Spectra project. I believe she may have told me to be quiet and then I had to walk out. That Clare Donahue took the opportunity to speak about the 5000 people who opposed the Spectra pipeline or intervened on that project at the Rockaway hearing was basically offensive to anyone at all who was at the Rockaway draft EIS hearing to actually address the particular project the hearing was about. Occupy puppeteers took the opportunity to speak about another project by yet another company in another area of NY State.

This is what occurred at the Rockaway Draft EIS hearing. Ms. Donahue and friends simply decided that what they had to say was more important than the matter at hand the meeting was called for. This was in fact disruptive.

Ms. Donahue and friends over at Sane Energy and other groups keep thinking that they can simply write a story and it will become true. They do not like the fact that they have confused people and are being called out for doing so. Time and time again, they were told basic facts and time tables about not one but now four projects, all with histories and papertrails and always they opted to ignore the information they were provided with. Usually they chose to say almost completely the opposite of what they were told. If any of this information came from actual paperwork or notices on the project, I imagine they felt that this was propoganda. People were handed just a teeny bit of the mass of information that is actually in the rockaway FERC dockets and they refused to read or learn anything as they already had some talking points in mind that they felt were better.

I am not Cuomo, the mayor, the head of a corporation nor anyone with power and influence. I did not write the laws that we follow nor did I have anything to do with how FERC as an agency works. I don't appreciate activists attempts to silence me with bullying tactics via social media.  That is not what democracy looks like. I did not ask Occupy the Pipeline folks to fly a banner about Spectra and the Rockaway pipeline projects and scream at the League of Conservation Voters about fracking in 2013. As far as I know no one locally asked for that to happen. I repeatedly asked that Judith Canepa and friends not bring the exploding fracked gas radon pipeline signs leftover from Occupy the Pipeline's campaign against Spectra to Floyd Bennett field to protest National Grid's pipeline in the summer of 2013. Not only did they do so but a local Brooklyn paper at first made it seem like park folks were part of this protest. The pictures taken demonstrated otherwise.

Every week I get an update on the construction of this project in my email account. People are more confused about this project (and national grids, liberty natural gas llc) than they may have been even two years ago. Some of that is because the material is legnthy. Some of it is probably because there is some complexity to nearly every aspect of review and construction. Some of it is likely because various powers that be might find interacting with the public and communicating with them or addressing their concerns beyond them. But there is also a really really significant amount of confusion on this particular project that is directly the result of misinformation by activists.

Erik McGregor's flickr & The People's Puppets

Erik McGregor is simply everywhere. So is Kim Fraczek. Oh My God. These people are my heroes.

The People's Puppets (also featuring Kim Fraczek, the most active activist around according to her own friends)

Hey newshounds. Minister Erik McGregor's flickr is the most interesting site around. Google it if you know how to google.

Hey I recognize some people in this photo of folks singing FERC is A RubberStamp Machine at a Protest in DC. Do you?

The People's Puppets of Occupy occupying all pipelines, fossil fuels or fossil fools as they like to say. No doubt coming to a community meeting or something near you soon! They belong in a theatre. But the street is their theatre. Your parks are their theatre. Not just Zucotti. The rockaway draft EIS hearing in the Rockaways was their theatre. So was Flatbush avenue and Floyd Bennett Field. How have you lived this long and missed out on all the crazy shenanigans these fantastic folks are up to? The People's Puppets Occupy the Rockaway Pipeline! -- These activists are colorful. They are not as savvy as the unnamed organizers of Nick Pinto's latest piece of garbage at Vice. But I even recognize some people in that video. Unreal.

Natasha Lennard Tweets about the Rockaway Pipeline project protest---This surely must be news!

Natasha Lennard tweets the rallying "We shall Fight them on the beaches!"

Where I wonder is the NYTimes on this? Or any reporter? Oh I imagine they are simply too busy taking pictures of their lunch to notice. When Gothamist published Nick Pinto's piece of blather on the Rockaway Pipeline they used a photo from the facebook page norockawaypipeline with a link to this facebook page. This facebook page was created in May of 2014 and in case you didn't know it facebook pages can be made by lunatics. Of course the terrific team of crackerjack journalists over at Gothamist (or whatever Gothamist is..I thought something of an aggregator but who knows)  wouldn't consider taking down that piece of garbage written by Mr. Pinto. The editors of Gothamist are likely so confused about what is going on in the world that they actually think Mr. Pinto wrote something real. The Rockaway Pipeline project became news in February of 2012. Well actually the bill that was needed to be passed for it to be built was in the news at that time.

 The story of the rockaway pipeline project is also a story about who gets in the news and how they manipulate reporters. It is a story about smoke and mirrors and hype. The fact is that when the Rockaway Pipeline project was introduced in the Federal Register in 2012 it was described in this FERC notice as a project that could do two things. One was deliver an additional supply of 100,000dths a day of natural gas. The other was redistribute supplies that are already delivered into the area. The rockaway project was basically described as being the pipeline project with the ability to deliver the least amount of incremental supply into the area of the expansions that were recently built.

When the Northeast Connector project was added on to FERC's EIS on the Rockaway Pipeline project in April of 2013, Williams was asked whether the 100,000dths supplied by this project was the same 100,000dths that the federal register notice noted. The answer to that question is yes.

Every antifracking activist was made aware of this and they were also made aware that Liberty Natural Gas LLC, who would like to build the Port Ambrose LNG import project that is currently under review by USCG, intervened in the Rockaway docket in early winter of 2013. The entire antifracking activist world decided (as in they made a deliberate choice or about as deliberate a choice that really confused people can make) to say that Port Ambrose was not an import project but an export project. They even got it seems Sandra Steingreber to write this.

I wonder what Natasha Lennard would tweet about that. I imagine she wouldn't believe it. She might not believe that her friends over there at Occupy or left leaning activists could be such profound liars. I might not believe this myself if I had not actually witnessed this for so long now. There isn't a fact that anti-fracking activists have not upended in their desire to fabricate their own story about this project. The story of this project has been manipulated by completely insane activists from park slope and other areas and the only common theme among most of these activists is fracking or what they consider to be a "progressive" mindset.

Since exactly when does progressive equal completely upside down I wonder?

Don't believe everything you read on a flyer FRACK FEVER DON"T CATCH IT---PSA TWEET/ POST

Veggie Island promoting Coalition Against Rockaway Pipeline's insane flyers Dec 2013
How exactly did Genevieve's class at the New York City College of Technology who made these posters for the Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline (mostly a bunch of really confused women) come to do so? Inquiring minds want to know.

Probably the same way that the people who run the fake Friends of Floyd Bennett Field facebook page came to write that the Rockaway project was being built to deliver gas overseas.

 Frack Fever.
 Don't Catch It.
 It May Cause Brain Damage

Kim Fraczek of the People's Puppets, Sane Energy, Food not Fracking.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rockaway Pipeline protest/ Taco Fight At Riis beach this Saturday ---promotion by Bedford + Bowery

According to Bedford+Bowery, Bluestocking Cafe is having a bike ride to Riis beach this weekend to protest the Rockaway Pipeline that is currently under construction. There may or may not also be a taco food fight on the sand as well. Below is a picture of some peas. You can eat peas raw when you pick them. Isn't that really interesting news? What did you eat today? Please tell me all about it.

Epic Taco Food Fight amd Pipeline Protest this Weekend at Riis Beach. Be There or be Square! This is my blog post about it. Feel free to use my blog post as a flyer. The rockaway pipeline project gets more and more interesting every single minute! It is the best secret pipeline project story in the world. Come to the Rockaway Pipeline Protest at the surf beach this weekend or at Riis. Try Breezy Point too. Whereever. I wonder if Gothamist or some amazing newspaper reporter will come and cover this epic event.

Is NoRockawayPipeline Facebook Page a Piece of Performance Art?

NoRockawayPipeline Facebook page ahem I mean group. Is this a piece of performance art?

Hard to say exactly. One thing is for sure. It is a piece of something. Quick you should like them on facebook. They are NoRockawayPipeline Facebook page and they are doing some really really important stuff.

I guess I could ask the same question of Love NY, Don't Frack It Up as well. Are Betta Broad and friends making a mockumentary filming Judith Canepa and Maureen Healy over in Jill Weingarten's community garden plot? Probably not. Alternate title: All the news on the Rockaway Pipeline project and protests is and likely will continue to be hysterical. Are there any real live journalists in New York City or are there just people taking pictures of their latest meal and artists left?

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back in the Water...Rockaway Pipeline Protest PSA

Unnamed "organizers" storm Riis Beach, plant a flag and claim it as their own

Unnamed organizers storm Riis Beach, plant a flag and claim it as their own. (the music should be of course--theme from Jaws.)

The tag line for these folks? ''Our Beach, Our Future'  or 'Our Beach, Our Lives'. 

What is the funniest twitter feed that you are not reading?

The funniest twitter feed that you are not reading is at or NoRockaway Pipeline @No New Normal.  (It may or may not be a piece of performance art!)

Nick Pinto in "Name That Hack Reporter in Two Sentences or Less"

Nick Pinto isn't a reporter, he is a hack

Nick Pinto believes he is a muckraker.

Nick Pinto is afraid of natural gas pipelines. (That was a link to Mr. Pinto writing for the Village Voice about the Spectra Pipeline where it seems he called the pipeline a Pipe Bomb.)

Nick Pinto recently wrote a piece of propoganda for Vice titled "Protestors Shut Down Construction of a Fracked Gas Pipeline in New York City."

Nick Pinto wrote a piece of blather for Gothamist recently titled "A massive Rockaway Gas Pipeline is Being Built Right Under Our Beaches".

According to Mr. Pinto's linked in site he went to the Columbia University- Graduate School of Journalism.

I went to the University of Hawai'i. Guess what my useless degree is in? You betcha! Journalism. Had I known that Occupy puppets and artists were going to take over the world I might have studied something else although frankly I didn't learn all that much in college anyway.

Alternative title: Fake news on the rockaway pipeline project or Most of the news on the Rockaway Pipeline Project has been nonsense.

Breaking news on the rockaway pipeline!!! Bedford And Bowery's Daniel Maurer wants you to ride your bike from the LES to protest the Rockaway Pipeline

Apparently Bluestockings is hosting an epic bike ride to the beach!!! To Protest the Rockaway Pipeline!!  "Join us this Saturday for a raucous ride to Rockaway beach" according to their Facebook Page Event for this epic showdown. 

I hope that Nick Pinto the hack I mean amazing reporter from Vice Magazine shows up. People who like to protest are going to protest. Wow that is news all right!

Who's That Girl?-- Clare Donahue-- in the series "Lunatic Activists of NYC"

Clare Donahue. She is a bathroom and kitchen designer by day and a masked superhero activist at night. Blue and yellow are her favorite colors. She is many things. A serial grassroots starterupper (if that is even a word) of groups like the New York City Grassroots Alliance, Sane Energy, Food not Fracking, a bit pompous but more than anything she is at heart a fractivist. Alternate name for this post and this delightful smash hit is: "This is Your Brain on FRACK!" and also "How many fauxrginizations (is that a word) does this gal run?" Also "Don't Believe Everything Your Read on a Flyer" Labels: Clare Donahue of Sane Energy, Clare Donahue of Food not Fracking, Clare Donahue quite possible coming to a community board meeting soon near you! Rockaway pipeline, Williams Pipeline, PSA on what fractivism looks like in new york city and why your kids should not become one.

The Rockaway Pipeline Protest July 19, 2014

The Rockaway Pipeline Protest July 19, 2014-- by Peter Eliscu

Is that real or is it a movie or a mockumentary? Since what is coming out of the people's mouth's is mostly fiction, it is hard for me to actually tell at this point.

The Rockaway Pipeline Cantastoria by  Owen Crowley featuring Kim Fraczek of Occupy the Pipeline, Sane Energy, Food not fracking and friends. Is that real or is it a movie or mockumentary?

The people's puppets of occupy are actually assholes in person. Imagine that.

Alternate title of this post: I wish that I were kidding.

Tags or labels: Occupy the Pipeline, Food not Fracking, Sane Energy, Owen Crowley, Peter Eliscu, Faux protestors? Rockaway pipeline the musical!, Kim Fraczek, Erik McGregor (Minister), Activists Gone Wild

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

While You Were Sleeping/Pickling/Taking a Picture of Your Dinner, A Cocktail or an Ice Cream Cone

Here is something that happened, that as my friend Pat who writes poetry would say did not end up in the news today, yesterday or anytime in the last two years.

Occupy puppeteers and activists/fractivists began not just being featured in the news but creating and writing the news. And when Bill McKibben comes to town to protest, the artists and fractivists who have been running around, literally not figuratively saying the most inane and insane things about the Rockaway Pipeline Project, these are his allies.

Complete lunatics who don't actually make any sense when they speak routinely make the news.

How many activists or groups are there currently spreading the latest round of misinformation on the Rockaway pipeline project?   Betta Broad and Susan Van Dolsen two of the latest. Betta is hanging out with the usual suspects down at Floyd Bennett Field, Maureen Healy of CARP or United for Action or both and Judith Canepa who it depends on the day of course may be representing one group or another. How much misinformation collectively have Maureen Healy and Judith Canepa produced? At this point it is easier for me to just say that part of the rockaway pipeline project is a cyclinder rather than take the time to explain to people just how much misinformation they have absorbed.

Should Ms. Broad and Ms. Van Dolsen be aware that the people they are interviewing are in fact spreading myths?  They should. The truth is that they don't care about the truth. They are building a "movement". They are filming it. Tweeting it. Facebooking it, instagraming it, Creating it as we speak. Movements it seems require slogans and fists in the air--not a whole lot of complex thoughts.

Here is a list of Brooklyn groups who heard about the Rockaway pipeline project two years ago and have proceeded to take information given them even two years ago, turn it upside down and turn out complete jibber jabber/ propoganda. (The sad part is that most people even when reading what it is these people churn out fail to pay attention and see where the details are off or in many cases, totally and completely fabricated.)

Brooklyn Green Party, Food and Water Watch, United for Action, Sane Energy, Brooklyn Coalition for Peace, Sierra Club, folks either part of Occupy the pipeline or becoming Occupy the pipeline and that is just a small list because some of the people like Edie Kantrowitz apparently can speak for more than one "group".

Is it any wonder that there is now the very same "reporter", and I use that word loosely, named Nick Pinto who covered Occupy and friends antics with the Spectra pipeline, who is now down "covering" the Rockaway Pipeline "protests" for Gothamist (of all places) and Vice? It isn't to me at all. How many words into that article do you need to get to find an error? 10. Does Mr. Pinto appear to even know where he is when he is standing in Queens or at Riis beach? No.

How many "environmental" groups are there out there right now completely fabricating information on the rockaway project and port ambrose? Too many to count.  It has to be one of the great untold stories of our time. The complete failure of the media to fact check anything at all that an activist tells them or to do a stitch of their own research

Diagnosis: Frack Fever. Alternate title: This is Your Brain on Occupy. (Completely confused.)  I cannot count the number of times I have read or watched on video or been treated to reading letters or online rants about this project that are often fact-free or so far from fact as to be close to fiction. This is the untold story of the Rockaway Pipeline.

Is watching this happen fun or inspiring? No. Is it fun to listen to Occupy and fracktivists take over hearings? Hardly. It is about the most disturbing thing I have a feeling I will ever in my lifetime have the mispleasure to witness. There is more than 3 years plus of paperwork including paperwork in the Congressional record that itself tell quite a tale and activists for 2 years have chosen in every moment possible to completely fabricate the actual story of this project. There probably isn't a fact that they haven't mangled at this point.

Lost and Found: A Camera and Inspiration

                                                         Strawberry/ Field (Floyd Bennett Field)

 The first strawberry of the season and a new toy--a camera I promptly scratched the lens on.  What inspired me to remember that moment was this strawberry photo linked to via edible brooklyn.

                                                            The bike lane Plumb Beach--

                      I've been missing this ride for too long now and discoveries along the way. The beach has finally been repaired by the Army Corps and hopefully the bike lane soon follows.

Coming home to a weed in a jar identified by Joe

Attempt at Scaring Foraging Marauders
 I miss Margaret.Though I did get to see some of her columbine this year growing in Martha's garden.

                                                              Buds and leaves and branches.

  It seems like it is more than time to get back to the garden. I could write a book on the activists and what has been going on the last two years but it would the opposite of inspiring. The latest insanity comes via Nick Pinto at Vice Magazine. I don't think it is because I was paying attention to plants and trying to learn something prior to this pipeline project that assisted me so much the last two years in attempting to understand the project and everything that surrounds it, but it very well may have been. It was a humbling experience to realize when I began gardening just how much I had missed seeing for a long time. But at the same time it was so wonderful to be able to see the world in a new way and to be so excited about learning.

I'm trying to find my way back to the source of that inspiration. It won't be the same as a few years ago. And that is a good thing. In the garden, there are seasons and cycles, repetitions and patterns, but there is always also growth.