Thursday, October 18, 2007

Al Gore, Panel on Climate Change, share Nobel Peace Prize


Global warming is the Nobel Peace Prize issue... will you release my friend?
William (Billy) Cottrell had the foresight, enthusiasm, and energy to speak up about Global warming years ago when Hummers seemed poised to take over the world and before Electric Vehicles became cool. His big plan was to bumper-sticker cars with the message: SUVs promote Terrorism.

My car at the time was my dream ride, a Jeep Cherokee. So I agree there are people more apt to challenge convention than I, yet we must all feel blessed that people like him see a new way and alert all the rest of us to it. Society would be horrid without the elements that move for change. It's in fact our responsibility to change the world for the better, even if the hordes are wrong wrong wrong. I also appreciate the stability-drivers of society. They may be bored to tears, not to mention boring, but this yin and yang world needs all kinds of people. I wouldn't have minded the bumper sticker or the message.

I thought Billy suffered mostly from poor timing in being picked up for a crime labelled terrorist so soon after the shock-and-awe invasion of Iraq: FBI careers depended on nailing him. President Bush's Americanism required everyone to close ranks against these anti-war and anti-oil folks. There was even insurance cash to be reaped by a few lucky mercenaries after the arson attacks. Yin and yang baby. Fun stuff.
Now that the climate has changed :) maybe it's time to free Billy. For reals. It may even be time to free thousands from the cruel pressures of gaol. Please don't waste their time.


t said...

I didn't choose that song to match the global warming theme. I promise. Coincidence.
I chose the song because I saw Billy dance to it once in his first year at Caltech at a party downstairs in the South Cats (where we lived). I bet all who saw him that day remember the moves. Thankfully, that was NOT his best dance performance.

Erik Donald France said...


I loathe SUVs and any vehicle bigger than my Sunfire ;)

Free him -- and Leonard Peltier.

t said...

wow, that's crazy.
They just freed Genarlow Wilson - a step in the right direction that we've been talking about, but two years late. Painful to think what sober lessons Wilson has been forced to learn about life, so young.

UPDATED: 5:39 p.m. October 26, 2007
Genarlow Wilson released
Georgia Supreme Court rules his sentence was cruel and unusual

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 10/26/07

Genarlow Wilson walked out of prison a free man Friday afternoon, hours after the Georgia Supreme Court tossed out his 10-year sentence for having consensual oral sex when he was 17 with a girl who was 15.

By around 5:15 p.m., his family arrived at Burruss Correctional Training Facility in Monroe with a change of clothes to take him home.

They were delayed by heavy traffic headed south of town to the Atlanta Motor Speedway as well as the usual Friday evening crush.

t said...

Re: Erik
"wow that's crazy" was my response to reading about Peltier - that wasn't clear the way I wrote it before.

Thanks for the info :) Peace.

CATWALQ a.k.a LAGBA-JESS said...

I saw your comment where you went in search of a contact for Mubarak Abdulahi, the young Nigerian student who designed an helicopter...where you able to get his contact?
I am on the same mission as you?