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Postby recordalley » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:50 am

Really enjoy this book I'm reading. If you read Desert Solitaire or the Monkey Wrench Gang, this book is for you. The author was a friend of Abbey's. It tells about the development/destruction of Moab UT, but it applies to all of the southwest.

http://www.amazon.com/Brave-New-West-Morphing-Speed/dp/0816524742/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318520845&sr=8-1
Get out of that damn contraption & walk!
--Edward Abbey
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Postby Pitownpi » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:23 am

Thanks,
moved to California in 2001, and just in that time, been involved in so many battles to preserve stuff...Green Path and plenty others, which have been won by local solidarity and support!

Here's the latest little battle up in Pioneertown where GREEN is NOT Green, but a corporate grab at money, at property value's expense!

http://www.saveourdesert.com/
..staff a booth at Joshua Tree Farmers market on Saturdays for education, petitions, letters. et. al.

One has to keep energized....or Move...and selling houses these days and bailing not exactly possible! :wink: :roll:

don't know where I'd go...except move down into Whitewater....
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Postby recordalley » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:37 am

That's terrible they want to build windmills on those mesas. they've already ruined the whitewater hills. Plenty of wind in the desert (& sun for solar), they can put those anywhere, why there? that picture looks old so I'm guessing that's not you. Actually is that the guy that lives in tahquitz canyon?
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Postby Pitownpi » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:48 pm

That is William "Billy" Pester - better known as the Hermit of Palm Springs playing his hollow neck guitar.
He came from Germany wanting to avoid military service and ended up in Palm Springs. He adopted a "naturalist" way of life, living off the land and typically wearing few if any clothes. Several sites have called him the first of the true California hippies, despite his living in PS from 1906 to the 1930s. The Hermit's Bench is named for him - his little hut was located where the gift store/visitor center is presently in Palm Canyon south of town.

yes, imagine access roads et. al. commercially, engineering-wize, it's a boon-doogle for some Obama money, can't see it going through.
.... rented BLM land for 1$-2$ per acre...and thought locals wouldn't notice whilst fighting Green Path North.
Give us Rooftop Solar!
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that's San J. on horizon upper right
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Postby recordalley » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:49 pm

That's right, I knew I recognized him, just couldn't put it together. My sister wrote about him in her excellent book about Palm Springs.

http://www.amazon.com/Palm-Springs-Landscape-History-Lore/dp/0971301603/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1319917599&sr=8-2
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Postby Pitownpi » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:01 am

Ordered!
I hope it's got my buddy Clarke's dad in there who started worlds FIRST Cactarium...Pi plays guitar there sometimes!

The Moorten Gardens were established in 1939 by Patricia and Chester "Cactus Slim" Moorten..worlds FIRST Cactarium!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorten_Botanical_Garden_and_Cactarium

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Postby recordalley » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:09 am

On behalf of my sister, ty. She sold all of her "self published" books so she doesn't profit from this anymore. You might like one of her other books, esp. this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Cabin-Sawmill-Creek-Western-Walden/dp/0870043803
She built a house in the middle of the forest in Idaho with her husband, totally by hand & bartered, excavated, & chopped trees for the materials. They'd get snowed in for months & live off a thousand dollars a year (mostly dog food!). I know Clarke from the radio station & she does go there if I remember correctly.
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HELP PLEASE...Some petitions are up now on change.org

Postby Pitownpi » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:25 am

Some petitions are up now on change.org

We need 5000 signatures!

https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-black-lava-butte-project-blm-caca-48689

https://www.change.org/petitions/element-power-withdraw-your-black-lava-butte-project

thanks to you desert hermits who love ALL OF THE DESERT esp, the Joshua Tree area, we can keep our desert as we love it and help locate all this so-called green energy to existing corridors and out of eagle flight patterns.
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