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3.11.2017

My lesson in dentistry. The following is not a complaint or criticism necessarily. It is sharing something I learned yesterday that I had not realized. I was born.......

My lesson in dentistry. The following is not a complaint or criticism necessarily. It is sharing something I learned yesterday that I had not realized. I was born and raised in the medical system for the over-privileged. Yesterday is the clearest view I have had yet the medical system for most of us which is not the one I was brought up in. In our sick culture even as a poor person I have been over privileged by receiving Medical Care in Washington DC which for the poor and homeless is far more extensive than a medical system for the poor and homeless in most parts of this hideous United States of 2017. But what I realized yesterday is that the dental care I have received graciously in Washington DC, well-intended, even heroically  overcoming the neglect that our society wants to visit on WE poor, what I realized yesterday is that it is health care for the poor. Specifically I mean, with all the best of intentions the dentists in Washington DC attending to the poor administer to us care to compassionately slow but not stop the destruction of our mouths. They assume that in our system to slow or stop, to arrest destruction of our mouths is too expensive. Yesterday I went to two dentists. Both were very competent. One, the later, was very compassionate. The first was in a Nationwide Dental Care firm called Aspen. Easily the most comprehensive exam that I have received in 20 years. They assumed or hoped I was one of the over pillage that would pay any reasonable price to protect my mouth from further erosion. I am cursed by grinding my teeth with all of my might when I sleep. I know this is been destroying my mouth. For the last three years when I have gone to a dentist for the poor they have commented on what good care I take of my teeth, no bleeding of the gums for example. What they weren't telling me was that they were not doing a rich person's exam, they were not doing the Deep evaluation to see if there was bacteria destroying the bone  that holds the teeth in place. I have lost three teeth so far. It is only yesterday that I realized why, each time I have seen a dentist I have tried to find out why so I can prevent it from happening again. It is not my lack of care for my teeth. It is the fact that they had not checked to see if bacteria was destroying the bone. healthcare for the rich assumes that one wants a healthy body until they die. The most compassionate health care for the poor assumes that the poor will suffer and die much earlier, and very honestly and compassionately simply tries to slow the process and make it less painful. If there is a condemnation in order, and there is, it is not of the individual practitioners, but we as a culture That accepts that only a few will have a decent quality of life.

3.10.2017

If I, if we four on this mission, are not fighting for you, if we're not fighting for your children, for your grandchildren and theirs , please read no further. If we are not ably fighting, courageously, with our entire life limb and treasure for you , please read no further. If we are, then you should read further: 1. We leave, we have left, nothing on the table. We spend........

If I, if we four on this mission, are not fighting for you, if we're not fighting for your children, for your grandchildren and theirs , please read no further. If we are not ably fighting, courageously, with our entire life limb and treasure for you , please read no further. If we are, then you should read further:

1. We leave, we have left, nothing on the table. We spend our lives fighting for the future of us all, as does every committed Soldier, no? And yes there are few soldiers on the left committed in that way. We leave nothing on the table. Did I say nothing? Did I mention nothing? We need and want nothing for ourselves, but our work will be ground to a halt without help.

2. Without money for fuel we are going to be stuck pretty quick. On our travel east from Standing Rock talking with groups along the way, evaluating several possible properties for our first extreme Eco community, we have our three pickup trucks. I think that's what they're called. We're pretty much out of money for gas let alone maintenance.

3. We have kept nothing for ourselves. For some of us this goes back more than a decade, for some at least the last year. If our bodies are to continue there are certain expenses that need to be covered. In my case two teeth need to be extracted and the periodontal disease that I have in Fairly Advanced stages which prior dentists have withheld telling me about, if not treated will have severe consequences. Rich people's dentist charge about $1,200. I have learned there's some prayer that I can find a community health center like the one here in Bemidji Minnesota to do it for about a third of that. I have two teeth that need to be extracted one of which soon will be somewhat of a mortal threat if that does not occur. Even the several hundred dollars that the community dentist will charge , 25% of the rich person's dentist, even that exhausts our resources.

I am not going to stop fighting no matter what until my body can no longer do so. I know of no price that I will not pay personally. But that does not mean I can't be rendered ineffective through lack of resources, I can, and will be, unless people step up. And the same is true with all four of us.

Note to self, it looks like another sleepless night unless I do some pain medication. What is it about tooth pain and night time that dislike each other so much?

4. The state maliciously inflicted thousands of dollars of damage on Joe's truck and my vehicle on the 23rd when they drove us off our land, destroyed other thousands of dollars worth of our property, and jailed us for protecting the planet and water of you and yours. It was determined today that his  truck is totaled. What that means for our forward travel is not yet clear. The actions of the state caused roughly $1,000 worth of damage to my vehicle. Maybe More but that will not be known until it's drivable which is weeks away.

I don't really care what happens to me. Had things gone violent on the 23rd and I received a bullet to my head I would have only been thankful. But not by my hands. I will fight on with my last breath.

But I do care what happens to your nieces and nephews, and your children, your grandkids, and I, and my three comrades, to fight non-violently for them as we will, requires modest resources to be effective.

We have been, and always will be extremely miserly with our resources. Currently even though offered more by an extremely kind supporter here in Bemidji we sleep four to a room, me on the floor. Dinner tonight was a ham and cheese  and bread from the grocery store as other recent nights before that. We don't want any more. We wouldn't spend more on ourselves if we could. But we need money for our work.

A. Initial needs. Within the next few days I hope that we develop and share with you a budget for our roughly next two months that will be largely exploration around the Central and Northeast and teachings and sharings to others of our mission. The major features of that will be gas money, extremely rare lodging that we would pay for the lowest-cost motels, and food, when lodging and modest food is not provided by allies.  in another month we may have the option in some places of low-cost campgrounds instead of the occasional Inn motel but currently they are not open this time of year.

B. Phase 2 needs.  I hope that in coming days we develop and share with you an initial statement of financial needs for the First Community to starve the corporate capitalist state that we will begin construction on in May. Once the weather permits. This Statement could well be in several flavors from extremely modest to less modest depending upon what support if any we receive from people like you.

C. Phase 3 needs. As you can guess, the community construction is a two-year project we anticipate and even this soon I hope that we develop and share with you a planning budget, order of magnitude, for what that might entail.

I suspect that we may do a series of GoFundMe, and yes, personally I have near zero expectation that will raise any significant funds. We know how to have the state take our money to kill people abroad, we don't know how to offer it ourselves  for people that fight for our kids by not killing others but killing themselves Softly. But we owe to them and you and ourselves to give you the opportunity to step up in the way I've just described.

James, speaking for myself, and not the group.  Eric Wallace-senft Val Armstrong Joe Britt Jr.

Oh, and I don't mean to suggest that we are perfect Warriors. Far from it. There is a huge temptation to be a holier-than-thou echo chambers to ourselves and we haven't yet always learned to resist that. We have been pretty Savaged by the state and our sick Society for months now and do not always transcend that and thereby sometimes are distracted. But we're as good a team as I've ever seen like this in United States and I think we might get better.

Important resources on this mission:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10210590862320683&id=1620551416

Beginning at 4 minutes, 45 seconds, https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10210610694216468&id=1620551416

3.09.2017

James, if Massive Empathy Deficit Disorder, MEDD, is the human epidemic killing creation then what are you going to do about that?

James, if Massive Empathy Deficit Disorder, MEDD, is the  human epidemic killing creation then what are you going to do about that?

Unless how I spend my life gives me a dramatically shorter life expectancy I'm really of little hope. I think I am much more horrified by the expected demise of creation than I am at my own. This is Central to why I fight pretty much alone.

Unless how I spend my life gives me a dramatically shorter life expectancy I'm really of little hope. I think I am much more horrified by the expected demise of creation than I am at my own. This is Central to why I fight pretty much alone.

I don't enjoy basketball but I am aware that in the game the only way to win is to be honest about the time left on the clock. A team that allows themself the illusion that they have more time than they do always loses. I do not allow myself that luxury. That is one of the reasons that I fight alone.

I don't enjoy basketball but I am aware that in the game the only way to win is to be honest about the time left on the clock. A team that allows themself the illusion that they have more time than they do always loses. I do not allow myself that luxury. That is one of the reasons that I fight alone.

What I say is mean and cruel and destructive , unless we are avoiding seeing what could save us. And I......

What I say is mean and cruel and destructive , unless we are avoiding seeing what could save us. And I believe the latter is the case. We start with the assumption that we cannot find the courage and the wisdom now to stand up and save the world. We start from that assumption. We start from the comfortable assumption that we are already defeated but we will find some satisfaction in fighting anyway. So we don't ask the question that the healthy mother or father asks when their child requires a miracle, what would I have to do? We never ask that question. We never ask that question because it is too frightening to us and we don't care to face the Fright even though that is the only way to give our children and grandchildren a prayer.

The fundamental void is that not 10, not 5 people that I see face the question , what will it take to stop the machine in time? There is no hope until that changes.

The fundamental void is that not 10, not 5 people that I see face the question , what will it take to stop the machine in time? There is no hope until that changes.

In 13 years of upfront DC experience I have seen little difference between mass demonstrations in Washington DC and mass masturbation. Maybe......

In 13 years of upfront DC experience I have seen little difference between mass demonstrations in Washington DC and mass masturbation. Maybe someday it will be different. I don't expect so but I would be happy to be wrong. The one thing I'm certain that such one two three or four day demonstrations accomplishes is to show our opposition how completely and totally un-serious we are. That we are unprepared to pay even remotely the price  required to stop them. With these pitiful self-pleasuring efforts we announce our unconditional unilateral surrender. Hell we Delight our opposition  as they watch us bleed what little time and energy we have into totally impotent meaningless efforts. There is no history or tested theoey of civil resistance, nonviolent Warfare, or violent Warfare, that suggests that such Washington DC demonstrations are other than what I say. Not that anyone cares. We like what makes us feel good, screw the next seven generations. Everyone wants a revolution. No one wants to be the revolution.

Friends, I know that there were some, many, in the camp that saw us as a committed Relentless Force for good, we the Oceti construction crew. We tried......

Friends,

I know that there were some, many, in the camp that saw us as a committed Relentless Force for good, we the Oceti construction crew. We tried to be this for the joy of it, for the success of the camp. It cost us dearly, personally. Of course we  received no remuneration and asked for none, and it cost us greatly materially and personally to do we did. Not to mention the thousands and thousands of dollars of damage inflicted on us by the state  during their brutal arrest of us on the 23rd; thousands of dollars of damage to our vehicles, thousands of dollars of possessions destroyed. Not only would we do it again, but we are doing it again but in a different way now.

We are committed to building the first of many communities that starve the capitalist corporate state. Slightly more detail here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10210590862320683&id=1620551416

If you know of any people, any tribes, or others, that believe in our spirit, believe in our commitment to creation and creator, we are in dire need of Financial and other support. We need a committed land-lord with suitable land without the government authorities hovering to rip apart what we do.

Right now we are in dire need of financial support for transportation, lodging, and we need a place that is quiet and supported where we are out of the elements where we can get our heads together, regain our strength, plot a course ahead, and do some online work for 3 days or so. Currently we are traveling East and are right now in the Minneapolis area.

Again, if you know of anyone that wants to support us in the work we do it would be most helpful now to connect us. Joe Britt Jr. Val Armstrong

We will post about heroics in the past and ideas for today until our fingers bleed. Nothing is too much for our children and grandchildren, well, except actually spending our life limb and treasure.

We will post about heroics in the past and ideas for today until our fingers bleed. Nothing is too much for our children and grandchildren, well, except actually spending our life limb and treasure.

We dream The Impossible Dream: we've just driven 3 hours to Bemidji where someone associated with the tribes may be arranging for our three trucks to receive much-needed work that was promised at Standing Rock for the months that this crew built everything in sight, but help and support that was never delivered. Today......

We dream The Impossible Dream: we've just driven 3 hours to Bemidji where someone associated with the tribes may be arranging for our three trucks to receive much-needed work that was promised at Standing Rock for the months that this crew built everything in sight, but help and support that  was never delivered. Today and tomorrow it may be delivered. Once that's done we need some place this small crew where we can just focus for three days or so on the mission ahead to build the first of many communities that starve the corporate capitalist state. Csccs. Without your help none of this dream is going to be realized. I don't think anything will stop us from trying but without your help it won't come to fruition. We are on our way to the Vermont unless some more promising property emerges. We need some place where we can be protected from the elements and work on our planning and possible website etcetera for three days. It would be a great help if you would give some thought, connect with your contacts, connect with organizations that might like to help this project proceed. Joe Britt Jr. Val Armstrong

3.07.2017

We will post about heroics in the past and ideas for today until our fingers bleed. Nothing is.....

We will post about heroics in the past and ideas for today until our fingers bleed. Nothing is too much for our children and grandchildren, well, except actually spending our life limb and treasure.

3.06.2017

We aim to establish the first of a series of Communities that Starve the Corporate Capitalist State (CSCCS). These will.......

### CSCCS's, Communities that Starve the Corporate Capitalist State. This is my understanding of the initial thoughts of this core team. Your comments, suggestions, recommendations are welcome. Please read and comment. 

"We aim to establish the first of a series of Communities that Starve the Corporate Capitalist State (CSCCS).  These will be self growing, self-sustaining, self-propagating, with near zero consumption of corporate or capitalist Goods of any sort, and near zero extraction from mother earth.  The basic design approach is so threatening to corporate profits that upon being understood it has been banned from University campuses and even meetings of the UN.

With much less technological know-how for thousands of years people lived on earth doing what we intend to by way of minimizing disruption and they lived at a much higher inner quality of life than most people do today. We intend to bridge this Gap for the benefit of humankind and the benefit of creation. We see no other way to stop our Collective suicide now in its Advanced stages, than to starve the corporate capitalist state.

A core team proven in commitment and expert in architecture, Construction, and Technology is exploring available options for partnership that provides land, passionate long-term commitment to the vision, and possibly funding. All parties are investing heavily and will gladly Supply Mutual guarantees. The property that offers the strongest Foundation is what we will select and currently that looks like a property in Vermont but we are very open to other options and are exploring several.

These are perpetual cultures of contribution, from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs, that are radically inclusive with a priority of helping disenfranchised, disengaged communities to slowly but surely become revitalized through participation and eventual inclusion in each of these Ventures. We are determined to expand the current core team for Greater inclusivity by age and gender, as quickly as possible.

At the medium and long-term heart of this venture are children with healthy activities at the center of the community and Community Construction.

The core team is not looking to build communities for themselves but rather upon establishing each Community will move on to the next.

Although the pragmatic, judicious use of corporate capitalist products will take place, by harnessing the energy of Mother Earth, and the Sun, in millions of tons of Earth placed above Earth bearing structures even the use of corporate products such as solar panels and wind turbines will be minimized. Each Community will be self-sustaining in its food and the availability of water sources, ideally river or lake, will provide many advantages.

Those who are passionate about this vision, and have thoughts about available suitable land, and or funding, and joining this mission, please comment or message us.

Everyone wants a revolution, no one wants to be the revolution. It will be interesting to see who if anyone will stand with us in this mission."

Our experience so far more and more indicates that Native land is government land. I remember grandma Regina, and Grandma Dorothy, both Ogallala, indicating that the reservation is a concentration camp. All indications.....

### Our experience so far more and more indicates that Native land is government land. I remember grandma Regina, and Grandma Dorothy, both Ogallala, indicating that the reservation is a concentration camp. All indications are that they are correct. Government agents just hover over all thee camps we have visited.  Within half a day of being at each Camp if not before a government agent was on the camp doing one thing or another. It was eerie. The first Camp, Eagle Butte, we were told that government agents had indicated they did not want another camp set up, as I recall. The second camp, Cherry Creek, out in the middle of nowhere, a government agent somehow was instantly aware of a toilet that was being dug and redirected where it would be dug. The third Camp, Prairie, last night after it was dark a Bia agent truck drove in off the Prairie with its lights off through the camp just like it owned it. Which it probably does.