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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

BAAAAADDDD veggie oil

I decide to fill up on veggie oil today at Anthony New Mexico. I convince the owner to sell me the oil for $2/gallon - he had wanted $3! I'm thinking his oil must be gold to want that much.

I fill my main tank and one of the spare 55 gallon tanks. When I pull out of the parking lot, I can't make it the short distance to the freeway entrance. I pull over on a hill, facing downhill, and change my filters, which are filthy.

First I think, they are dirty because I haven't changed them once since leaving California. I get on the freeway and am unable to drive to the next exit on veggie oil. I return to the biodiesel place & the guys there agree to pump out the oil and then refuel thru a filter.

It takes three hours to pump out my tank and refill it through their filter. I HOPE it is a good filter - they are putting the oil thru a sock filter and an enclosed filter.

The boss/owner shows up as the sun is painting the desert sky deep reds, light pinks, vivid oranges and blues. He is pissed it is taking so much time. I am surprised he is pissed and not feeling responsible for selling me crud.

I enter Texas, unable to drive on veggie oil again. I do not want to spend the night near El Paso & Ciudada Juarez so I continue on diesel to just past Van Horn where there is a rest stop and a new wee hours of the morning, determined to rest & then figure out what to do tomorrow.