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Changing into a Dancer and Speaker of Love of the Earth Mother

This morning I began the day with my usual walking through the Colton hills and dancing above Good Medicine Pond.  While dancing I began to have a sense of being able to change.  I  danced radiance of the blue light of the sunshine filled sky.  I felt good energy for becoming a new being filled with love and light.

I had a free speech event on the State University of New York Potsdam College campus scheduled for early afternoon.  As I drove to Potsdam College I thought about what I would say.  I decided to start where my dancing had ended.

There was a young man skateboarding near my free speech area and he had music playing.  I sensed the good vibe of people coming together in music.  I decided to dance without speaking.  I kept thinking about the blue light of the sky and my love of the Earth Mother.  It felt right to dance radiance and love of Earth Mother.

After quite some time of dancing in silence, I observed a large group of students coming across the college grounds.  As they came close and began to pass by I felt the strong desire to communicate in words so that they would know my purpose in dancing on campus.  I began speaking words of loving the Earth Mother.  I repeated, “I love you Earth Mother.”  I spoke of protecting Earth Mother with the growing love of all people.  From this point onward, I spoke in a freely flowing manner of loving and protecting the beloved Earth Mother and bringing an end to fracking for gas and oil in America.

Several times during my performance, I had a clear sense of being love.  I could feel a good energy of attraction between myself and students passing by when I felt full of love.  This was a very strong experience of what kind of dancer and speaker I want to become and am truly becoming.  I am intent upon dancing Love of the Earth Mother so as to encourage everyone to feel this love in their heart.  I am determined to change into a dancer and speaker of Love of the Earth Mother.  This is what I want to be.  I can feel myself rising.




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4/30/14 News Release: Green Party Hassig Promises Much Environmental Protection Activism in Response to Rejection of Petition

Green Party Hassig Promises Much Environmental Protection Activism in
Response to Rejection of Petition

Running for Congress is important to me because it serves as a way to
raise very important issues that are not being raised by the other
candidates.  These issues include:  stopping hydro fracking; banning
factory farming; banning genetic engineering; free education; free
health care; expanding organic farming; creating an all defensive
purposes military; warning the public of chemical exposure health
hazards, including arsenic in rice and persistent organic pollutants
(POPs) in all animal fats; ending participation in the World Trade
Organization; taxing sales of financial products; and establishing a
50K income tax standard deduction.  I believe that doing the good work
of raising these issues in a series of congressional campaigns will go
far to making these things happen.  Additionally, I believe that
running for Congress repeatedly can lead to eventually winning the

Earlier today, the New York State Board of Elections (BOE) decided to
reject my designating petition.  My petition was filed exactly as the
BOE website instructed that it be filed.  It is unfair for the BOE to
deprive me of the benefit of having obtained sufficient signatures to
have a ballot line in a Green Party primary.  The BOE should have
accepted my petition since it was only due to the negligence of the
BOE that my petition was not filed in accordance with all state and
federal requirements.  If the BOE had revised its instructions for
filing the petition so as to make known the new requirement for
arrival on the next business day after mailing on the last day of the
filing period, I would have used overnight mail and my petition would
have arrived on time.  Since the instructions were not updated in this
way, I used Priority Mail and the petition arrived late.  This was not
my fault and I should not suffer because of the BOE negligence.

I am thinking about suing the BOE for negligence.  What I am thinking
is that pursuing legal action costs time and money that is probably
better spent raising the issues that I raise.

My decision is to now shift all efforts to environmental protection
activism and not spend another minute or another penny on political
activism in 2014.  Truth is 2016 will be here in a flash and I will be
back in the running again.  I am going to really go wild on protecting
the Earth Mother from hydro fracking and protecting the cows, chickens
and pigs from factory farming.  Viva the Environmental Protection
Revolution!  Viva the Farm Animal Protection Revolution!  Viva all the
good revolutions that we Americans can start and persevere in!!

I am hopeful that Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello will be open
to dialogue on the issues that I have promoted, especially stopping
hydro fracking, banning factory farming and warning the public of
avoidable chemical exposure health hazards of the food supply.  I
certainly am very glad that a fellow Green Party member succeeded in
obtaining a ballot line in 2014.  Go Matt.

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4/23/14 Media Advisory: Call for Government Accountability Heard Around Saranac Lake

Call for Government Accountability Heard Around Saranac Lake

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00-4:30 PM

Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake, NY USA

I will start my visit to Saranac Lake at the Harrietstown Town Hall.
From there I will go to the Mc Donald’s Restaurant and the Grand Union

At each venue I will distribute a pamphlet which explains how careless
chemical use and government deceptions concerning the presence of
industrial chemicals in animal fat foods have led to ever rising rates
of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autism, ADHD,
obesity and autoimmune disease.  I share my understanding of how
exposure to industrial chemicals:  PCBs, flame retardants and the
other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is causing much harm to
public health in America and throughout the industrialized world.

My message warns that careless chemical use continues to this day.
Hydro fracking for gas and oil is too much careless chemical use after
too much careless chemical use already.  I call for government
accountability on careless chemical use and deceptions concerning the
health damaging effects of industrial pollutants.  I believe that in
holding government accountable for these bad actions we can move
forward to new days of careful chemical use and much improved public
health.  Bringing out the Truth about careless chemical use and
government deceptions regarding the harm caused by industrial
pollutants will empower the grassroots effort to stop all hydro

I will speak freely in the Harrietstown Town Hall to initiate contact
with this local government in hopes of obtaining its assistance with
moving the federal government to take action on POPs exposure
minimization.  Free speech is one of the most powerful tools we have
available for bringing change.  When the masses find their voices and
begin to speak freely about government accountability we will be close
to regaining control of the federal government.  I speak freely to
inspire others to speak freely.  I think of myself as a spark of
creating great change.

I choose to distribute information about industrial chemical
contaminants of food in the Mc Donald’s Restaurant and in the Grand
Union Supermarket because these places are where the animal fat
containing foods:  meats, fish, dairy products and eggs are sold.  I
know in my heart a strong desire to warn the public about the harm
being caused by POPs exposure.  Restaurants and supermarkets are the
perfect place to give this warning.

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
42 Green Pond Lane
Colton, NY USA 13625

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4/17/14 Media Advisory: Hassig Visits Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas in Massena to Speak Out Against Fracking

Hassig Visits Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas in Massena to Speak Out Against Fracking

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:30 PM

Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas, Stearns Street, Massena, NY USA

Enbridge Corporation is a major seller of natural gas. It is
expanding its capacity to sell gas by constructing numerous pipelines.
Selling natural gas provides funds for fracking gas wells. Enbridge
is part of fracking.

I have examined information on the subject of the environmental
impacts of hydro fracking. I have concluded that hydro fracking is a
heavily polluting activity that should not be allowed to continue. I
will be at the Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas office in Massena to make my
opposition to hydro fracking know. I am hopeful that my good example
will inspire others to speak out against fracking.

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
42 Green Pond Lane
Colton, NY USA 13625

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4/10/14 News Release: “On to the Primary. Green Party Focus is on Environmental Protection Action.”

“On to the Primary. Green Party Focus is on Environmental Protection Action.”

Earlier today, I mailed my Designating Petition off to the NYS Board of Elections in Albany.  Now I can turn all of my attention to the June 24th primary election, which means taking action to protect the environment.

The Green Party voters that I have spoken with during the course of the past two months want action on environmental protection.  I have a long and strong history on environmental protection.  Environmental protection is my whole life.  It is my intention to proceed with environmental protection actions that will inspire fellow Americans to join together in a mass movement in opposition to hydro fracking and tar sands extraction.

I always told myself that if I had been alive when the buffalo were being slaughtered in the late 1800s, I would have done what I could to stop it.  The hydro fracking is an atrocity of similar proportions.  Tar sands exploitation is an atrocity of this scale.  “We will show the oil and gas corporations what it means to love the Earth and remember the buffalo.”-Donald L. Hassig

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3/26/14 News Release: Greens Hassig and Funiciello Talk Environmental Protection and Job Creation

Greens Hassig and Funiciello Talk Environmental Protection and Job Creation

I called Matt Funiciello and we spoke substantively on a number of
issues.  I asked him what his position was on hydrofracking.  He
stated that he opposed this energy extraction activity.  I asked what
he considered to be the other environmental issues of importance.  He
stated that he was concerned about the Keystone XL pipeline and the
oil trains that are bringing crude oil to the Port of Albany.

These are environmental issues that we have in common.  The difference
between us on the environment is what he and I have done to oppose
hydrofracking, the Keystone XL pipeline and oil trains coming into
Albany.  I don’t know what he has done on these issues.  Here is what
I have done.  I produce an internet radio show, “Grassroots
Environmental Protection Radio” that has covered hydrofracking and tar
sands exploitation (the source of crude for the Keystone XL pipeline).
You can find my radio show at the URL found below.

Additionally, I have created two websites, “Stop Shale Gas” and “Stop
Tar Sands Now” that serve to build opposition to hydrofrackiing and
tar sands exploitation.  You can access these websites by clicking

Another thing we talked about was creating jobs in NY-21.  Matt is for
a government program that creates jobs by subsidizing alternative
energy including wind and solar.  I am for ending participation in the
World Trade Organization (WTO) and renegotiating the Free Trade
Agreements including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
As these agreements now stand they are not good for the US.  They make
it possible for multinational corporations to avoid environmental
protection laws.  These agreements should be referred to as Dirty
Trade Agreements.  Participation in the WTO and the Free Trade
Agreements has led to the loss of millions of US jobs to foreign
manufacturers.  Loss of manufacturing jobs to China is the most
significant example of this job loss.  By ending participation in the
WTO and renegotiating the Free Trade Agreements we can bring
manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

Another strategy for job creation in NY-21 and the rest of the country
centers on government education.  Most government agencies are already
well set up to provide educational outreach.  Government education can
promote changes that will spur growth and thus create jobs.  One
example is organic food production.  I am in favor of tasking the
National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the
Environmental Protection Agency with educating Americans on the
subject of the health benefits of eating organic food.  This education
would increase demand for organic food and the increased demand would
support expansion of organic farms, leading to more jobs in organic
farming.  The same thing can be done with alternative energy.

Finally, we discussed how to give Green Party voters the best
information for making their choice of candidates in the June Primary
Election.  We agreed to hold at least one debate/candidate forum style
event.  This would most likely take place in the geographical center
of the congressional district.  Long Lake would be nice.

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3/24/14 Town Hall Conference Call on Stopping Fracking in America

Town Hall Conference Call on Stopping Fracking in America

On Monday, March 24, 2014, from 7:00-8:00 PM, Green Party
congressional candidate Don Hassig will host a call to discuss how to
bring an end to fracking for gas and oil in the United States.
Stopping fracking is critical to the protection of our Earth Mother.

RSVP for conference call details

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