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Howdy!Most of this mailing is oriented towards
the new Forest Service regulations, but first other news. Cleanup
in New Mexico was finished in early August and the Forest Service
was satisfied and promised a letter stating cleanup was done.
Thanksgiving council will be in eastern Oklahoma, but a site hasn't
been announced yet. Also for those folks that didn't hear, Vision
Council consented on the Ozarks for the1996 Annual Gathering.
Contained in this mailing is a copy of the new Federal regulations
against the gathering, and two comment letters about the new regulations.
Also there is a calendar of events for the rest of 1995 &1996.
Fund Raising Projects
There are two fund raising projects. One is for more of the Katadyn
water filters that saw heavy use in New Mexico. These filter about
a gallon a minute, and seem to be the best compromise between
cost, maintenance and ease of use. We can buy them at wholesale
Another fund raising project is to raise money to improve our
internal communications for CALM and Shanti-Sena. We currently
use CB's, which suffer from skip, radio noise, and have a short
range. The idea is to make use of the newer GMRS radios as they
are almost as cheap as CB's, and don't require any special licensing
like a Ham radio does. The experiments we tried this year gave
us the only good radio connection between Bus Village and CALM.
Our ability to communicate is important for emergencies like forest
fires and medical evacuations.
All donations can be sent to:
4105 South First St.
Austin, TX 78745,
New Forest Service Regulations
The Federal Government has finally published the "Group
Use" regulations (attached). These basically require
a permit for any gathering larger than 75 people on National Forest
land. Along with the regulation, there was a huge, multi-page
comment section. In that section, the Forest Service answers all
the questions and comment they received during the comment period.
Their reasoning for why these regulations are necessary is interesting
reading. You can go to "Federal Repository" library
and see the full text in the Federal Register, (pages 45258-45295,
CFR 36 sec 251&261) or contact the FQM crew and we'll try
to mail a copy. It's about 50 pages, and we can supply it on floppy
disk (Mac or IBM format) too, As to what we can do about the regulations,
a good suggestion is to contact your congressional representative
and ask for a copy of the regulations, and talk to them about
your concerns. It seems the best thing we can do now is council,
and read the regulations together, with each clan and region figuring
out what they can do best to overturn the regulations. These regulations
violate our constitutional rights to gather on private land!
Online Resources for Rainbows . . . .
Or, How to Keep in Computer Contact with the Ones You Love
There is an email based discussion group called alt.gathering.rainbow.
Each email message sent to this email address gets sent to all
subscribers on our list. This is the simplest way of discussing
Rainbow-oriented issues with others, and seeing fun messages about
TO SUBSCRIBE Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No subject required. Body of message must read "Subscribe
gathering your email address"
TO POST a message to the email version (which will also be
gatewayed into the newsgroup) send your message to email@example.com.
If you currently have a newsreader like nn, trn, or trumpet
just subscribe to the alt.gathering.rainbow news group. This news
group is just a gateway from the email based list, although stuff
posted to the news group eventually finds its way back on the email
WEB (World Wide Web/WWW)
The Web is a hypertext based, point and click interface called
Mosaic, or Netscape that runs on Macs, Windows or UNIX machines.
This is the preferred way of accessing info because it lets us make
photos, movies, and sounds available as well as the regular files.
To connect to the Rainbow Welcome Home Page, open the
URL (Universal Resource Locator in hacker lingo)
The Rainbow WelcomeHome page has a large collection of articles
on Rainbow Gatherings, photos of various Annual and regional gatherings,
notes on councils, and lists of potlucks and drum circles. Think of it
as an electronic newsletter.
This is another program for accessing computers over the internet.
You can use telnet to connect to our computer here and access
the Web by logging in as LYNX. Lynx is a simple, non-graphical way of
accessing the Web. It can be used to get to our files, as well as the
government documents and search engines.
Please Download & Distribute Online Rainbow Info!
Share the Net! It's the Information Superhighway of Love!
To get to these homepages, you need to telnet welcomehome.org
and when it asks you to login: type in lynx. If you have any problems
with the screen scrolling weird or other odd stuff, make sure your
terminal type is set to vt100. You can try "?" for a help
screen to find ways of transferring files to your machine.
Rainbow Guide Update
Thanks to all who contributed time, art, photos & green
energy to the Rainbow Guide in 1995! Volunteers are already working
on the next edition, due out by the end of the year. This first
edition of the 1996 Guide will contain all new names & addresses,
heartsongs & information. A second edition of the '96 Guide
is due out next June, with more names, essays, photos, visions,
mini-manual, & whatever we have the room to include! Comments,
artwork, photos, essays are welcome, & we'll try to answer
Remember - if your name is listed in the 1995 Rainbow Guide,
it won't be included in the next edition, unless we receive another
card or letter from you. We throw all the old names away &
start over! Why? Because Rainbow folks move around more than any
other group of people, & after a year, at least half the addresses
The Rainbow Guide is FREE! Funding comes from voluntary
contributions. We encourage everyone who can afford to help the
Rainbow Guide to send $4 along with their entry. Our bank books
are open to anyone who wants to look at them, at Info at the Annual
Rainbow Gathering, July 1 -7. Sorry, we can't print entries that
include any advertising or sales pitches.
Focalizers: Please write "Focalizer" on the top
of your card in big bold letters in order to be included in the
Focalizer section. Try to print clearly! Keep in mind that a data
entry love slave may be typing at midnight in a state of red-eyed
Fold this page with the address showing on the outside
& drop it in the mail. The Rainbow Guide loves you!
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Interests, Resources, Needs, Comments:
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