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San Francisco Oil Awareness Monthly Meeting
Date Wednesday November 08
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
65 9th Street (American Friends Service Committee), upstairs in room 4.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorDennis Brumm
Emaildennis [at]
SF Oil Awareness is a grassroots organization that meets monthly to discuss topics surrounding oil depletion ("peak oil") and other related issues.

The meeting of San Francisco Oil Awareness on November 8 at 7 p.m. will be at 65 9th Street in SF at the American Friends Service Committee building, upstairs in room 4. Mike Carrick will be this month's facilitator; the note taker (minutes person) will be a volunteer at the meeting.

Discussion topics/Ongoing topics:
Possible logowear
Video@Youtube and what SFOA could do to be part of that
A possibility for “man on the street interviews”
More A/V issues of the the upcoming Petrocollapse Conference
Update: the LAFCo Committee Meeting of November 17
The SF Task Force (volunteers will likely be needed who are willing to make a year long commitment)
SFOA Meeting Space (redux) the new “small” Room #4 of AFSC vs. the Public Library (free, large) room on Page Street
Other items not listed will be discussed as necessary.

John Siman, Presentation on his book "DISCONNECTIVITIES":

Local activist/philologist John Siman is writing a book entitled Disconnectivities. He will speak for 20 minutes (+/-) on the following aspects of his work:

1. “How both our American food and our American language have, for similar reasons, become petro-fueled and therefore exponentially overblown and poisonous. The German philologist Victor Klemperer described the workings of the Nazis' language in his book L.T.I., Lingua Tertii Imperii (The Language of the Third Reich) we have come to speak the L.A.B.S., the Lingua Americana Bubuli Stercoris (the Language of American Bullshit) not as purely evil at the L.T.I. but in some ways more dangerous, thus ..."

2. "An example of L.A.B.S. in action or, why N.P.R. is more dangerous than FOX News: we see in the “green” speeches of Clinton and Gore an idolatrous faith that cleverly “framed” words function as a wondrous new technology which would make mere truth obsolete. If we are to have any chance of surviving global climate change and petrocollapse, we must begin by stripping the hi-tech bullshit from our language, so we can at least speak to one another sensibly -- [and] it'll be harder than it might sound!"

Discussion will follow.

Mike C. may be bringing the Rob Newman video (also available online): “A History of Oil” circa 1 hour.
Added to the calendar on Monday Nov 6th, 2006 7:47 AM
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