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Stephanie C. Fox

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Algorithms, Suppression of Opposition Speech, and Psy-Ops.

As I write this, the Oscars are on. Why not? They’re fun.

I still want to see Hidden Figures, and I hope it wins big, because I’m such a sucker for all things outer space and feminist. My law thesis was on outer space law – but that’s another story, and also a fun one.

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A Water Depletion Tour and Photo Gallery.

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, a beautiful sunny day, my father invited me to get my camera and go with him on a long car ride to tour the Barkhamstead and Colebrook Lake reservoirs. I accepted.

My father is a retired city and regional planner, with a Master of Philosophy from the University College London, […]

Sucking Deserts Drier for Bottled Water, Lawns, and Golf Courses: Another Definition of Insanity.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting the same result.

Insanity: sucking deserts, ecosystems that are meant to be arid and thus devoid of grass, greenery, and much water, dry for lawns, golf courses, and most idiotic of all, bottled water.

Money is created by fiat – declaration by banksters, who […]

Water Warriors: How and Where to Find Our Politicians.

Save Our Water! This is the button being worn by the people who object to the plan for Niagara Bottling to draw 1.8 million gallons of water per day from our reservoirs. This plan would cause a factory to be built in Bloomfield, with just a few menial, hourly wage jobs for humans and […]

Water, Water…Not Enough to Drink, Cook In, Wash With…Too Many People.

“Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink…” – from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798.

How ironic that that was published in the same year that Thomas Robert Malthus published his An Essay on the Principle of Population.

Coleridge was observing that the mariner was surrounded by undrinkable […]

Connecticut’s MDC says we need new water delivery infrastructure. Crashing the ecosystem is not the answer!

The state should allocate funds for new water delivery infrastructure, and/or tack on a fee of perhaps $5 to water bills to pay for it rather than crashing our ecosystem and destroying our irreplaceable natural security. People will scream and cry that that is a terrible thing to do, but the money has to come […]

No, we do not need new water delivery infrastructure in exchange for a crashed ecosystem.

This is the most important sentence in the entire article:

“The plant went through the permitting process largely anonymously with no specific mention of its planned use or the name of the company, residents noted.”

The Bloomfield town council and mayor did this in secret – no transparency whatsoever – and it accommodated the request […]

How to File a Public Comment on a Bill – and Here’s Mine.

A bill that would deny water bottling corporations and any other commercial entity a discount on either water pumping or sewage spewing is up for consideration in the Connecticut General Assembly.

This is intended to make the idea of pumping water from our reservoir and then selling it elsewhere in the United States (or on […]

Asking Senator Beth Bye to Protect Our Natural Security – Letter Sent to Her.

This afternoon, I took a ride out to the proposed site of a water bottling operation in Bloomfield, Connecticut by the Niagara Bottling corporation.

Left: The site intended for the unwanted bottling operation is that huge sandy patch, roughly in the middle, circled in red. (Google Maps)

Right: A view from the […]

Why We Don’t Need Bottles, Nor Bottled Water: We Need to Protect Our Ecosystem.

By the time the political process cycles around to changing our politicians (which, unfortunately, are NOT changed as often as diapers, contrary to Mark Twain’s recommendation), Niagara Bottling will already be settled into its location in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and pumping our water.

Soon we will live in a crashed ecosystem – a beige desert instead […]