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Rainbow Family to meet in Santa Fe National Forest
Associated Press ^ | 06/13/2009

Posted on 06/14/2009 7:14:20 AM PDT by george76

Between 5,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend July 1-7.

The gathering will be 22 road miles northeast of Cuba and southeast of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.

(Excerpt) Read more at kob.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aginghippies; drugdealers; drugs; envirowhackos; forestservice; potheads; rainbow; rainbowfamily

1 posted on 06/14/2009 7:14:20 AM PDT by george76
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To: jazusamo

By their nature, no one can speak for the group, say Rainbow Family members, and thus can’t sign any permit. Without a permit, the gathering becomes illegal, in the eyes of law enforcement agencies, which changes how forest officials react to it — and increases the presence of armed law enforcement.

A site south of San Antonio Mountain — near where the 20,000-person gathering occurred in 1995 — has been the front-runner for several months, according to Gary Stubbs, of the Rainbow Family. However, concerns over the reception from Taoseños has put two sites near Cuba in the Santa Fe National Forest back on the table

http://www.taosnews.com/articles/2009/06/14/news/doc4a315c700e5f0153206565.txt


2 posted on 06/14/2009 7:15:52 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I would go to this. Reminds me of flashmob or critical mass bike rides.


3 posted on 06/14/2009 7:15:57 AM PDT by cyborg (The Cyborg Show brought you by the Apple iPhone)
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To: george76

Since even reading the story didn’t tell me anything, What’s the Rainbow family?


4 posted on 06/14/2009 7:17:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: george76
The gathering will be 22 road miles northeast of Cuba

I think that's a fine idea.

5 posted on 06/14/2009 7:17:54 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

(not that cuba)


6 posted on 06/14/2009 7:18:56 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: cripplecreek

“Rainbow family.” A bunch of spoiled white kids getting naked in the forest.


7 posted on 06/14/2009 7:20:00 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: george76
Isn't this contradictory:

By their nature, no one can speak for the group, say Rainbow Family members...

according to Gary Stubbs, of the Rainbow Family.

8 posted on 06/14/2009 7:21:04 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: cyborg; Petronski

Looks like you two had a great time. But I think I see a....... :-)

http://www.laventure.net/rainbow/home_1940-34.jpg

Warning: Not safe for work.


9 posted on 06/14/2009 7:22:27 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

What? No pic of Cartman batling the hippies?


10 posted on 06/14/2009 7:24:16 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("Everyone knows there's a difference between Muslims and terrorists. No one knows what it is, tho...)
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To: Larry Lucido
A bunch of spoiled white kids getting naked in the forest.

Sounds like me not too long ago.

11 posted on 06/14/2009 7:24:43 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Left is decadence. Hubris and denial lead to tragedy. Marxism is a Fools' Paradise.)
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To: cripplecreek; greyfoxx39; Tijeras_Slim; Texas Fossil; GladesGuru; rellimpank; XeniaSt

If they spend even one red cent on anything besides weed and rolling papers, Cuba will be lucky!


12 posted on 06/14/2009 7:24:55 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: cripplecreek
About 15 years ago they met near me. It was a minor Woodstock without celebrity entertainers.

Not only bears poop in the woods!

Like any large group of people, some were nice, others crooks.

13 posted on 06/14/2009 7:25:10 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Larry Lucido

:snort:


14 posted on 06/14/2009 7:27:28 AM PDT by cyborg (The Cyborg Show brought you by the Apple iPhone)
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To: george76

In 1987, they had the Rainbow gathering in the mountains of western Carolina. When I was in Waynesville, there was one guy who came up to me and asked, “I’m a rainbow person, where’s the gathering”. I almost felt bad that he had overshot it by 40 miles.


15 posted on 06/14/2009 7:27:43 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: Larry Lucido
If you sliced me in half along my vertical axis, I would still weigh far more than that dude.

As for the hair...



The horror . . . the horror . . .

16 posted on 06/14/2009 7:27:44 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: cripplecreek

Mostly freaks & drug users.

They had thier gathering near a town I used to live in and they would come into the local store and wash them selves with the produce mister hose. The store would then throw out the produce and they would dumpster dive and get all the thrown away produce and make communal meals.


17 posted on 06/14/2009 7:28:32 AM PDT by BigSkyDream
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To: cripplecreek

The Rainbow Family is a bunch of hippies, either elderly hippy-types (who still relive their glory days) or young wannabes who are in it for the dope and easy sex.


18 posted on 06/14/2009 7:28:52 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: Petronski

:o)


19 posted on 06/14/2009 7:28:52 AM PDT by cyborg (The Cyborg Show brought you by the Apple iPhone)
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To: cyborg

Awwww: he made you snort!


20 posted on 06/14/2009 7:29:13 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: george76
Someone needs to get out there to take some before and after pictures to show how much hippies love the environment and take care of Mother Earth. I expect trash (and other) piles will scar the landscape.
21 posted on 06/14/2009 7:32:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: Larry Lucido

““Rainbow family.” A bunch of spoiled white kids getting naked in the forest.”

I thought it was a bunch of queers getting together.


22 posted on 06/14/2009 7:36:55 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: BigSkyDream

The story reads like a blog pinp posting without the blog. Even the article seems to be in on the secret.


23 posted on 06/14/2009 7:40:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: dynachrome; girlangler; Knitting A Conundrum; proud_yank
most of the hippie types also belong to such orgs as PETA, HSUS, Defenders of Wildlife, etc. These groups give ZILCH of their millions to restore/manage wildlife populations, or even help cats ands dogs.

In contrast, hunters and anglers have contributed billions to restore/manage wildlife populations in excise taxes

24 posted on 06/14/2009 7:44:18 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...
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Access to the ping list is available to anyone by going to my FR home page.

25 posted on 06/14/2009 7:44:53 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (All the boxes are gone: soapbox, ballot box, jury box, bullet box. History of the future with Obama.)
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To: greyfoxx39

A bunch of us ought to go up there and photograph that gathering before,and after for sure, GFox.


26 posted on 06/14/2009 7:48:02 AM PDT by Concho ( No Birth Certificate-No Census!)
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To: MuttTheHoople; Grampa Dave; SunkenCiv

Old hippies never die, they just smell that way!


27 posted on 06/14/2009 7:52:11 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; jazusamo

LOL.

No, ROTFL.

I needed that laugh George, thanks.


28 posted on 06/14/2009 7:57:50 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Larry Lucido
Cuba is a small town on US Hwy 550 about 60 miles northwest of the ABQ metro area. It's one of the jumping-off points into the Jemez mountains.

Map of Cuba, NM

29 posted on 06/14/2009 8:01:55 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: cripplecreek

They’re Jerry’s Kids. Jerry Garcia, that is.


30 posted on 06/14/2009 8:04:11 AM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: girlangler

I also borrowed your words above.

Thanks.


31 posted on 06/14/2009 8:07:17 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: KarlInOhio
They damn near destroyed some salmon spawning grounds in Idaho several years back (2002 IIRC). They trampled areas around the headwaters of streams, left trash, human waste, and a trail of slime wherever they went. They also left several broken down nazi mobiles in their wake. They used the gas stations in the nearby town to bath. They stole stuff, and left a general disarray.

And yet, us conservatives hate nature. Every time I get into the outdoors, I pack out more garbage than I ever could have brought in.

32 posted on 06/14/2009 8:23:46 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: george76

Good! They fouled up the Hoosier National Forest about 10 years ago. I hope they stay out west.


33 posted on 06/14/2009 8:26:56 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: IYAS9YAS
bath = bathe.

us conservatives = they say we conservatives.

Too early in the morning, need more cafiene caffyne coffee.

34 posted on 06/14/2009 8:27:11 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: cripplecreek

The Rainbow Family of Living Light, also known as The Rainbow Family, are a loosely affiliated group of individuals committed to principles of non-violence and non-hierarchical egalitarianism.

Founded in 1972 in the United States, the Rainbow Family has held annual Gatherings in National Forests for the first week of July each year. The Rainbow Gatherings are non-commercial and all who wish to attend peacefully are welcome. There are no leaders, and traditionally the gatherings take place for a week, with a primary focus on the Fourth of July in North America, when attendees pray, meditate, or observe silence in a group effort to focus on World Peace. Thus, the name Rainbow Family of Living Light is a reflection of both the emphasis on welcoming people of all races, religions, ethnicity, and social status, as well as a spiritual focus towards peace.


35 posted on 06/14/2009 8:28:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Larry Lucido; george76

http://www.laventure.net/rainbow/home_1940-34.jpg

Big old funny and eirie laugh from my wife and I.

From the neck up the gal in the picture looks like an old and semi reformed hippy gal we know in her early 60’s, and very much like her 30 year old daughter.


36 posted on 06/14/2009 8:29:21 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does Zer0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foriegn/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: kcvl

A bunch of Leftist Freaks.


37 posted on 06/14/2009 8:31:22 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: george76

You know it’s bad when you breathe a sigh of relief that the national forest they picked isn’t the national forest near you...


38 posted on 06/14/2009 8:32:05 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Incompetence mixed with bad ideology = change for the worst.)
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To: girlangler; george76

LOL!!

A reincarnation of the hippies of the ‘60’s.

Peace on them. :-)


39 posted on 06/14/2009 11:11:03 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76

Directions:
From Cuba, New Mexico take State Road 126 East for 13 + miles to
FS Road 103 on left, go 2 miles to FS Road 69 on left then drive
9 miles to where FS Road 69 meets FS Road 70

More here -
http://welcomehere.org/gathering_of_the_tribes/annual/


40 posted on 06/14/2009 11:43:45 AM PDT by 1ofmanyfree ((No jobs, licenses,mortgages,bank accounts or amnesty for any illegal alien criminals ! ))
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To: 1ofmanyfree
Here's a little bit of what they're all about...


41 posted on 06/14/2009 12:13:44 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o)...Ayatollah of GlennBeckistan... keep it goin' brother...(o)
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To: MuttTheHoople
In 1969, two friends of ours came roaring into Woodstock, New Hampshire looking for the big festival.

Yes, drugs were involved.

42 posted on 06/14/2009 12:34:01 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: MuttTheHoople

“...or young wannabes who are in it for the dope and easy sex.”

So, in other words today’s Libertarians? LOL!

Just kidding! Just kidding! My Husband is one and I love him dearly, but I still have to give him chit about it! ;)


43 posted on 06/14/2009 3:42:50 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: caver

I cordially invite them to gather in any northern Wisconsin State or Federal Forest...in January!

Let’s see how committed these slacker/losers REALLY are! Anyone can dance around nekkid in the desert, fer Pete’s Sake!


44 posted on 06/14/2009 3:45:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: george76



45 posted on 06/14/2009 4:19:12 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“I cordially invite them to gather in any northern Wisconsin State or Federal Forest...in January!”

Ain’t that truth! They wouldn’t like Indiana much in January either.


46 posted on 06/14/2009 4:32:55 PM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: kcvl

Back in 1977 my then buddy (Little Toby Walker/guitarist) and me hitchhiked around the west and while in central New Mexico we stayed a few days at a Rainbow encampment with tee pees for shelter.
Of course we smoked pot and just hippied out all day.
They had this 3 legged black dog named ‘scootch’ hobbling about. So the Rainbows are still around, ay?
Interesting although at 21 yrs old in I don’t recognize that yute in me today.


47 posted on 06/14/2009 4:39:44 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: george76

Shouldn’t they be meeting on the Silver Mountain?


48 posted on 06/14/2009 5:19:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: MuttTheHoople

“In 1987, they had the Rainbow gathering in the mountains of western Carolina. “

There was a significant outbreak of Giardia at that particular gathering from the folks drinking at contaminated water sources. It was somewhere out around Tapoco IIRC.


49 posted on 06/14/2009 5:25:43 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Amen to that! We dodged a bullet this year.


50 posted on 06/21/2009 12:15:54 AM PDT by jess35
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