Josh Fox Arrested

February 1, 2012

Today Josh Fox was arrested by capital police when he refused to turn off his camera when filming the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. The chairman is a Republican and it seems as if he was prejudicial against Fox on a technicality. Although the proceedings were being webcast, the Republicans chose to deny him (and us) our first amendment rights.  I guess they wanted to show him who is in control:

Here is a good accounting of the incident from the Huffington Post: Gasland’ Journalists Arrested At Hearing By Order Of House Republicans (UPDATES)

On his Facebook page Josh asks everyone to:

CALL OR EMAIL CONGRESS NOW! Tell them Josh should be allowed in to film the hearing. It’s guaranteed in the first amendment! Call tonight thru tomorrow morning. Thank you! Please repost!
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You don’t need the Kirby Theatre, you don’t need WVIA

December 13, 2010

The Kirby and WVIA have both refused to show Gasland despite the the fact they sit atop the Marcellus Shale and are charged with being community resources.  And, in spite of the the many requests by their patrons to do so.  Something is prejudicing them against an open mind.

If you want to watch films such as Gasland, and The Future of Food (in their entirety and absolutely free)  go to

Here is a fantastic Public Radio Station with diverse, intelligent programming:

(if you have any suggestions of your own please forward)


My wife and I have listened to and supported WVIA radio for thirty years. We are not sure what to do. Bill Kelly seems unwilling to consider his manifest bias for gas drilling. He gets a privileged  salary at the “non-commercial” station, why should he bite the hands that luxuriate him.   Quite the contrary, he seems to kiss those hands with fervor . Witness the Northeast Business Journal series.


The excellent blogger Fracked told me about the thoughtmaybe website.  He is always finding interesting video. Two examples: here and here


The equally excellent Clearville’s Blog has a You Tube channel.  See it here: