Prism: Rainbow of Info Especially GREEN?

If you have voiced your opinion in favor of the biosphere and opposed to those who want to commodify it in any way (Big Oil, Big Ag, Big Pharma and such) by visiting sites like, TruthOut, and so on, then your correspondence in email and on social media may already have fallen under certain filters for scrutiny.

After all, we can’t have the rabble like you and me mucking around with business as usual. It’s generally bad for the shareholders.

So Prism is just about being prepared to control those future impulses to rein in environmental outrages that would dampen the profits  the of Monsanto, Exxon Mobile and the like.

We have to be gratified that the Gov at the highest levels sees the handwriting on the wall. But it’s more than a little alarming that they plan to immediately surveil anything that ends up on that wall that might represent sand in the gears of unfettered progress.

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks| Nafeez Ahmed | Environment |

Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Thanks for the links. While traveling, I don’t keep up,with the news. Now I don’t feel so out of it. My inbox is always full of environmental groups, so I guess I’m a person of interest.