Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Monday, January 30, 2012

 Well, amazingly enough, since we were these few days away the Pentagon has decided to cut the Global Hawk drone flown from Beale! The cost is too high in these constrained days.. unfortunately it will not effect the rest of the government's expanded drone program whether it be for spy drones or hunter killer drones. There were lots of circling manned spy planes circling today at the North Gate and the protest was also visited by persistent M.P. and sheriffs on the topic of our First Amendment Rights to be out there leafleting the drivers from the traffic island between ingoing and outgoing base traffic. Toby just missed being arrested for her persistent stand for those rights.
 More pleasant and picturesque was this band of about 50 horses who passed by adding glamor and grace to our message of One People One Earth.
 Cathy and Ann came down from Chico. Cathy is a stalwart in the peace movement and Grandmothers for Peace. We know that Northrup-Grumman will be lobbying hard to keep the Global Hawks flying so political push back from peace activists will be important in the coming days.
 Never doubt that these small groups of determined individuals can make a difference. It seemed like today there was a definite shift in attitude to a friendlier and more positive response to us. It is possible the air force personnel didn't want to phase out the U-2 and it's piloted operations in favor of robotics either... It is possible many of them agree with our messages and are just stuck.

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