I live on the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon, and I am so tired of being chemically sprayed by high altitude jet aircraft. We have been hit every day for at least 90% of the days of past 6 weeks. The spray lines are either being placed right over Chiloquin like today, or they come in as an afternoon drift from the heavy morning spraying over the Pacific. If you remember your physics, fallout is always heavier at the higher elevations (4100 – 4200 feet in Chiloquin) as opposed to the west side of the Cascades (1382 feet in elevation in Medford, Oregon)
This means that the chemical fallout over the east side of the Cascades is much heavier in spray particulates which I think is making me sick. I have a headache which does not go away and a metal taste in my mouth. If you are skeptical about this, my east side brothers and sisters; go out right now and taste our snow. For a fleeting moment, you will find the cold snow taste delightful. The aftertaste however is a different story. It is incredibly metallic. It is actually frightening how bad the snow tastes. My dogs won’t eat it. I swear to Buddha, it is like licking a cookie sheet.
Because we have skied every winter for 36 years, I know what clean snow should taste like. A refreshing drink of high mountain snow while you are skiing along used to be like receiving a winter sacrament; it always used to wrench my mind right to Creator. Now, to be outside is to be reminded of rulers who are no longer sane. The frightened silence of our politicians is deafening; their petty squabbles remind me of a bunch of bickering children while the Lord of the Flies continues to rule humanity.
The taste of snow is a screaming reminder that we don’t have much time left to turn this train around. We must demand our right to health as a gift from the Lord Creator inherent in life itself. This assault in our skies is an assault on our physical and spiritual wellness, because it is much more difficult to grow in Spirit and delight in life when you are just fighting for health.
Happy New Year.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Pacific Ocean off the coast of drought-sickened Oregon. Notice how the frontal system is being shoved north and east away from Oregon and northern California as the low pressure delivery of precipitation hits the spray wall of artificially created high pressure. Just easy, simple physics…