Taiyo-Sun.org USA

-the Global Village old skooL-

2011: Alchemists & Parasites

2012: Alchemical Wedding

2018: City

2019: Spirits of the Ancestors







"...the boy in Christian Rosencreutz's Chymical Wedding
led the hero down to an underground chamber, on the door of which
was a secret inscription graven in copper characters.

In the chamber they found a three-cornered tomb containing
a copper cauldron, and in the tomb was an angel holding a tree
that dripped continually into the cauldron.

Continuing their descent, they came to the bedchamber of Venus
and found the goddess asleep on a couch. Indiscreetly, the boy
twitched the coverlet away and revealed her in all her
naked beauty."

4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6

"Gold wears thin....Now copper...that's for eternity!"
-Lindsey Davis - Venus in Copper

...when you electrolytically refine copper, gold and silver fall to the bottom
and it's the residue that is responsible for most of the gold stock,
not only of Russia but for other copper producers such as Chile.
-Michael Hudson - Life & Thought

Kylie Minogue - "Can't Get You Out of My Head"


Eros & Psyche - Louvre --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Love.Pointe on Instagram








Comply or don't fly ----------------------------------------------------------------Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Voodoo Child"
---------------------------------------------------------------Jimi Hendrix---------"Standing next to a mountain, I chop it down with the edge of my hand"



La Sagrada Família - Barcelona

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-under construction since 1882

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Who helped me
Against the pride of the Titans?
Who saved me from death?
And slavery?
Did you not do it all alone,
O ardent, holy heart?

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Heart - "Alone"



"There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God..."


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Mark 'Oh - "The Right Way"


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Sun-Times - Nurses launch seven day strike

Chicago - Illinois Nurses Association
Sept. 12 - STRIKE! - University Of Illinois Hospital

-joined by Service Employees International Union Local 73 on STRIKE! - Chicago DSA ---------------------------------------Miguel Bautista


#ProtectAllWorkers - #FairContractNowUIC - #StrikeForOurLives

---------------------------------------------------- Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"

Union Call! for 9-19 Demonstration - Chicago Federation of Labor



---------------------------------------------------- Earth Wind & Fire - "September" 21st, 2020 - SEIU 73

Citizen Strike Support - Join the Workers on the line

9-24 - Strike Over - Contract Won : )


10-07 - STRIKE! - SEIU Local 1021 - Oakland, CA ------------------------------- Cal Nurses
Unfair Labor Practices by Alameda Health System - 98% voted to strike
Teamster & activist Jovanka Beckles is on the line in support


East Bay DSA - Teamsters? - Teamsters


APEN on the line - Asian Pacific Environmental Network - Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners


2020 - 82nd Volta a Portugal - Sept. 27th to Oct. 5th
Pro Cycling Stats

Prologue - Fafe

RTP Play - Streaming Video


Stage One - Montalegre - Viana do Castelo


Stage Two - Paredes - Mondim De Basto

Stage winner - Amaro Antunes - Portugal - W52 FC Porto



Stage Three - Felgueiras - Viseu


Stage Four - Guarda - Covilhã (Torre)










Stage Five - Oliveira do Hospital - Águeda


Stage Six - Caldas da Rainha - Torres Vedras




Stage Seven - Loures - Setúbal






Stage Eight - Lisboa
Lisbon - Final - Individual Time Trial

2019 - 81st Volta a Portugal


2020 Paris-Tours bicycle race
-with Marion Rousse, former National Champion of France



"The kingdom of heaven
is like a treasure hid in a field."
This field is the soul, wherein lies
hidden the treasure of the divine kingdom.
In the soul, therefore, are God
and all creatures blessed.

-Meister Eckhart

-------------------------
Black Girls do Bike :O #blackgirlsdobike -------| 1-1-2020 - "Live Fast Die Last" - Lucas Brunelle


AlleyCat - 1-15-2020 - "Racing the Streets of Tampa" - Lucas Brunelle

1-20-2020 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Natasha Bedingfield - "Unwritten"


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Indianapolis Public Library System - In transit...3 arrived

The Workers Community - Schools, Churches, Synagogues, Mosques
Shops, Local Sports Teams, Housing Complexes


Jane McAlevey

Whole-worker organizing begins with the recognition
that real people do not live two separate lives, one
beginning when they arrive at work and punch the clock
and another when they punch out at the end of their shift.

Whole-worker organizing seeks to engage "whole workers"
in the betterment of their lives. To keep them consistently
acting in their self interest, while constantly expanding
their vision of who that self interest includes, from
their immediate peers in their unit, to their shift,
their workplace, their street, their kids' school,
their community, their watershed, their nation and their world.

---------------------

...the Public Housing Authority announced an
"improvement through privatization" plan at the
Oak Park housing complex, where a lot of new
union members lived. We knew from our research
that this was in fact a "demolition plan" to get
subsidized housing out of Stamford.

----------------------

If you're trying to organize a corporation like CHW that
is a regional player tryng to go national, that's
even better, because the company needs things from
politicians and regulators. At best this might be
a politician you had put in office. Short of that,
any player with whom you have some positive influence.
And short of that, someone for whom you could cause
serious problems.

Jane McAlevey, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell) - (2012)

[re: Tar Heel, North Carolina]

[Keith] Ludlum had been fired from the Smithfield plant
during the 1994 election, and had been taken out in handcuffs.

Ludlum is white, a North Carolina native, and a Desert Storm
veteran who shocked just about everyone, by accepting the
offer of his old job in 2006.

But Ludlum had unfinished business at the plant.

Within weeks, Ludlum began leading direct actions with
dozens, and then hundreds, of his coworkers...

"Me, Slaughter, and Keith, we had a tight relationship.
People would see the white, the black and the Indian,
and management knew trouble was coming."

Jane McAlevey, No Shortcuts - (2016)

Jane McAlevey on Twitter

The only way to win is to Strike - 2 minute video

@@@@@ janemcalevey.com - 2000's Stolen Election, My Insider Account of the Coup
(A fabulous bonus that appeared in Raising Expectations)

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile...

Buying Arkansas's Schools

Arkansas Times: The Second Little Rock Crisis

11-07 - From Chicago to Little Rock - Strike Preparations

Little Rock Education Association

11-11 - Little Rock Teachers Announce One Day Strike on Thursday 11-14
----------
---------- LREA in the Rock ------------------------------------------- from Ashley Godwin
---------- 11-14 - Little Rock Educators STRIKE!
---------- Central Arkansas DSA

---------- New York Intelligencer - Little Rock Teachers Refuse to Relive the Bad Old Days
---------- by Sarah Jones

----------


California: West Sonoma County Teachers Association
-----------
----------- 11-13 - West Sonoma County Teachers STRIKE! - California Teachers Association

----------- 11-15 - Sonoma Teachers announce tentative agreement


-----------
----------- from Bob Taylor

----------- Paul Revere & the Raiders - "Indian Reservation"

11-19 - "The Moon is Shining Bright on the Wabash"
----------- Ring the Bell! School's OUT Sucka
-----------
----------- Indiana RedforEd Day of Action - Rally at State House - Indian apolis
----------- Indiana State Teachers Association

-----------
----------- from Kerry Sensenbrenner -- Emily Bailey ------------- ISTAmembers

----------- Miami - Maconaquah - White Rose

----------- ...all living beings are related. We're all in the
----------- sacred hoop of life. In the same way, we are all also
----------- tied to those who came before us.
----------- ...the dust beneath our feet is made from the bones
----------- of our ancestors...

----------- To have an understanding of immortality, you must
----------- have respect for the unborn generations.
----------- For every step we take upon our sacred Mother,
----------- it is our responsibility as human beings
----------- to think about how those steps will affect,
----------- at the very least, seven generations.

----------- "The Indian Philosophy of Life"
----------- Russel Means, 1984


Unfair Labor Practices are Banned in Boston
12-3 - Harvard Grad Students Union STRIKE!


Harvard Grad Students-UAW on Twitter - Allegedly in Arbitration - Rest in Peace

Yellow Dog: How Harvard plans to muzzle Unions


Paris - Place de la Concorde
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------District of Columbia

"It's a nice day to start again,
It's a nice day for a 'White Wedding'"


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France - GENERAL STRIKE


Donna Summer - "Sunset People"


12-9 - University of California, Santa Cruz
------ Grad Students go on Wildcat Strike for Cost of Living Adjustment - #Cola : #bananaslums

------
------ 2-10 - UC Santa Cruz Grads - Full STRIKE! - #payusmoreucsc

------
------ Strike merch-------------------------------- Black Rose - Bay Area --------------------------- Art Build

------
------ -------------------------- Face to Face ----------------------------------------------------- Solid

------

------

------
------ In Oakland - @calcola4all ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-5 - Shut it Down

------
------ ------------------------------------------------- France - Université Ouverte ------------------------ In the Street - Video

------ UC Santa Barbara - UCSB needs Cola!
------ Santa Barbara Grads vote for Full Strike on 2-27
------ 2-27 - STRIKE! - ucsb4cola - On Strike
------

------ DSA Santa Cruz : National DSA

------
------ UC Davis
------ Vote: No Grads, No Grades

------ UC Los Angeles needs a COLA!

------ UC Irvine - UCI4Cola - Solidarity with Santa Cruz

------ ColaUcsd - UC San Diego Grading Strike 3-9

------ UC Berkley - 3-16 Wildcat Strike - STRIKE! UC Berkley for Cola

------ UC Irvine - 3-30 - Social Welfare Strike
------


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- from Fred Sochard
MAY 1 - Rent Strike!

"Darkness falls across the land..."
Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
-featuring Vincent Price

re: Odious Student Debt
Michael Hudson - Mutual Aid vs. Moral Hazard

Instacart gig workers to Strike 3-30




12-17 - 32BJ SEIU New Jersey Commercial Cleaners vote to authorize Strike - March
-------
Building Justice
12-18 - ACTION - New York City - 32BJ SEIU - 41st Street & 6th Avenue - 2:30 PM - YES! - Strike authorized

12-20 - Tentative Agreement reported for 32BJ SEIU Cleaners in NYC : )
(Nueva York - "the Bronx is up and the Battery's down")

12-22 - 32BJ SEIU - Hudson Valley & Fairfied County, Connecticut Commercial Cleaners Authorize Strike - 12-31

:O 12-23 - Tentative Agreement Reported ¡Cuando Luchamos, Ganamos!



Dec. 19 - Unite Here Local 5 Hawaii - HMS Host Workers STRIKE! - D Taylor on the Line

Unions Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Janet Jackson - "Rhythm Nation"


Washington State
8,000 Nurses & Caregivers Prepare to Strike

"Healthcare workers from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, UFCW 21 and WSNA
at Providence facilities across the state are unified
in their intent to strike beginning January 14."
---------------------Delivery of Notice to Strike Swedish-Providence----------------------Jan. 28 - 29 - 30


Countdown to Strike: Day 7.....................Day 6....... Sticker Up!

1-28 - SEIUHealthcare1199NW STRIKE!


Day Two - MLK Labor

...some states don't allow for-profit hospitals or health care....
New York, like most of the Northeast, does not permit publicly traded
hospitals to operate at all....This is one reason there are so many
good hospitals in New York and Boston: It is actually illegal in those
cities to set up a hospital or health care company whose core purpose
is making money rather than healing patients.

...for-profit hospitals...megacompanies were gobbling up smaller
hospital chains, then shutting down the less profitable ones,
which were often the only hospitals serving poor people in a
given area.

Jane McAlevey - Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)


SEIU Local 26 - Minnesota's Property Services Union
Commercial Cleaners STRIKE! ------------------------------------ 3-9


3-07 - Victory - Local 26 achieves a Tentative Agreement, averting full Strike : )

SPFE Local 28 - St. Paul (MN.) Educators deliver Notice to Strike 3-10


Strike Prep - Chicago Teachers Union on the ground in St. Paul - 3-10 Ring The Bell! - Educators STRIKE!


:O Parbleu! - Ellen M. Perrault - Red White Blue - Blue White Red


Denise Specht

3-13 - Strike Ending - Tentative Agreement Reached : )


1-13 - Tallahassee, Florida
Ring the Bell! Teachers Walk

Florida Education Association on Twitter



Labor Day 2019 - Durham, North Carolina - Organize The South : UE Local 150
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers

8-27 - Massive support needed for AT&T CWAUnion workers on STRIKE!
"On the Street, is where we'll meet" : Unite Here on the line with CWA Local 3108
8-28 - Strike Ends - Back to work

9-15 - Midnight - United Auto Workers STRIKE!
--------- UAW calls national strike against GM
9-16 - UAW workers block salaried GM employees
--------
-------- On the Line with the UAW - UAW on Twitter

--------
-------- Arlington, TX - NAACP On the Line

10-12 - Midnight - UAW - Mack truck workers STRIKE! - UAW Local 677


Make the Road NY -------------------------------------------------------------------- Sunrise Movement
"Building power of Latinx & working class communities
to achieve dignity & justice."
Cruz-Susana - Health Education Project

Eric Blanc

Wildcat in W.Va

"This guy from WVEA who looks like a basketball coach
is telling us we need to go back in to protect us from
an injunction. People are SHOUTING."

WVEA president Dale Lee and AFT-WV president Christine Campbell
strode to the top of the steps and quieted the restless crowd.

In an epic misreading of the situation, Dale Lee calmly
announced to the massive crowd that the strike was over,
and that they would return to work on Thursday.

We're going back in Thursday, but we reserve the right
[growing boos]...Hold up, hold up, hold up [Lee raises
his hand to quiet the crowd], hold up please. [From the
crowd: "No you please hold up!"]. We reserve the right to
call you back out as we need to [Loud shouts: "No! Boo!"]

...the crowd of educators began chanting, "55 united! 55 united!"....
"We are the union bosses! We are the union bosses!"

Eric Blanc, Red State Revolt - (2019) - Eric Blanc on Twitter



2019 Educators Strikes Part One

Las Vegas Teachers - Urgent Update
Theodore Small on the scene, Clark County Education Association, more
8-28 - Agreement reached, Strike preparations suspended

RedforEd - United Teachers Los Angeles

~~~~~~~~~~~~Martha & the Vandellas - "Dancing in the Streets"


Chicago Teachers Union -----------10-17
------------Strike date set - Teachers & Staff can go out together
------------An Educator's Strike - Stronger Together

10-16-------------Park Workers have tentative agreement

10-17-------------Educators STRIKE!

10-22-------------Passages charter Teachers STRIKE!


(A Cyclist! Probably got an attitude.) ------ Service Employees International Union - SEIU Local 73
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-17
--------------------------------------------------------------------- Chicago Schools Support Staff Informational Picket Line


-----------------------------------------------------------------------Rogers Park & Edgewater support CTULocaL1

9-23 - Chicago Passages charter school Teachers vote to authorize Strike - CTULocaL1.org
----------- 10-10 - Strike date announced - 10-22



9-25 - Chicago Parks Workers vote to authorize Strike

9-26 - Chicago Public Schoolteachers vote to authorize Strike

10-02 - Chicago: Sinai Hospital workers vote to authorize Strike - SEIU HCIIMK



Breakin' 2 - "Dancing on the Ceiling"


Joseph Brusky - Art Build: Los Angeles - Oakland - Chicago


Art Making -------------------10-14 - Rally at Chicago Temple -------------------------------------- March

Jewish Leaders & Organizations Announce Support


Strike Day One from Andre Vasquez : Oakland Education Association -------------Go! Go Fight! Go Fight Win!


Strike Day Two: Bread for Ed : Chicago DSA : Stacy Lynette Davis Gates, FYI & Sharkey the Shark
-------- Eric Blanc on the scene : "Without Teachers We Wouldn't be Nurses"



Teamsters Local 727 On the Line


Brighton Park Neighborhood Council


10-22 - Passages charter Teachers - Association of Flight Attendants Join : Student Support : )
(What is this, Right to Work?) Equal Pay for Equal Work


10-25 - Victory in Passages Strike : ) ------------------------------------ Stacy Davis Gates - Sara Nelson


IUBAC Local 21 Tuckpointers & Bricklayers LaborersOne Laborers 4, 68


The Brentano Line - "None Shall Pass"

10-27 - SEIU Local 73 has tentative agreement : )
-------- 10-30 - SEIU Local 73 votes to accept contract

10-28 - SEIU Local 73 votes to honor CTU picket lines : )

10-28 - Blood in the water... Sharkey circling...


Taft Freshman Academy - Membership aren't told, they vote
10-31 ------------------------------------------------------------~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sharkey goes in

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--- ---

The Sequence

Nothing transforms things so much as the ting.
Hence there follows the hexagram of THE CAULDRON.

THE JUDGMENT

THE CAULDRON. Supreme good fortune. Success.

I Ching

Michael McDonald - "Sweet Freedom"



King Harvest - "Dancing in the Moonlight"


-------- CTU9 --------------------------------------------- CTU9 : )


SEIU Local 73 Members & President Dian Palmer


"Good Morning, Class!" ... "Good Morn_ing Mis_ter Dill_on"




10-19 - Rally - Mt. Sinai Hospital Workers - SEIU HCIIMK : re: Malcom X College - Chicago
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chicago Cultural Center
11-04 - Mt. Sinai Hospital Workers set strike date of 11-11



11-08 - Sinai Workers have tentative agreement : )

9-20 - University of Chicago Medical Center Nurses STRIKE!
--------One day Strike / Lockout - Chicago Sun-Times : #nursestrike


9-21 : Community members, Faith Leaders accompany Nurses
---------- Lockout - Hospital sends out the Goons
---------- National Nurses United - Bonnie Castillo

#RNStrike - California Nurses

-----------Ollie & Jerry - "When I.C.U."

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Gloria Estéfan - "Turn the Beat Around"

11-23 - Prepping for another strike,
---------- University of Chicago Medical Center Nurses
---------- Reach tentative agreement with Hospital : )
---------- 11-27 - Nurses ratify new four year contract


National Nurses United: Where: San Francisco - When: 11-2 - Why: Medicare for All
Medicare for All is Single Payer.



Philly Nurses Rally for a Fair Contract - Temple University Hospital | New York State Nurses Association - Albany


Activists, Responsible Adults, Citizens:
W.Va - Kayla Young for WV : Va - Carla Okouchi - Juli Briskman (Yeah, she's got an attitude.)
Philadelphia -
Helen Gym - HelenGymAtLarge - 31 Dec 2018




In Support of Public Education - #TossDeVos

"Beauty and Truth meet,
Justice and well-being kiss."

SEIU Local 32BJ Philadelphia Office cleaners vote to authorize strike
Contract expires Midnight 10-15

10-15 - Cleaners March - Building Justice: Good Jobs - Strong Communities
10-16 - Tentative agreement reached - Strike averted

-Raise High the Golden Torch- July 4th, 2019
Neil Diamond - "America" --- Elton John - "Philadelphia Freedom"

[Leviticus 25:10:] "Proclaim liberty throughout the land," is inscribed
on America's Liberty Bell. That is a translation of Hebrew deror,
the debt Jubilee....The liberty in question originally was from debt peonage.

Michael Hudson
And Forgive Them Their Debts - (2018)

le 14 juillet, Bastille Day

Paris - The Louvre Pyramid ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New York Harbor - Statue - The Goddess of Liberty
Photo © Maksym Topchii | Dreamstime.com


------ | Local 8 - Unite Here : #unitehere - One Job should be Enough : Airport Strike Alert

------ |

------ | Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"

------ | Teamsters support Unite Here in Boston
------ | ACTION 8-29 Boston Rally, Battery Wharf Hotel - 4:30-6:00pm - Unite Here 26
------ | #BatteryWharfStrikeAlert : Michelle Wu for Boston
------ |
The Pointer Sisters - "Jump"


9-20 - Global Climate STRIKE!

I am seeing my father at a shaft in the garden.
The earth moves, and I think: there's the devil down there.
And I call my father for help. But my father laughs
and pushes me down. I land in a tool shed with a
cold frame full of seedlings.

Carl Jung, Children's Dreams - (2008)


Indianapolis Public Library System ............one item in transit...arrived... : Indianapolis Red Line

Retrofitting our cities for the new urban age
and achieving Jane Jacob's vision today will require
[Robert] Moses-like vision and action for building
the next generation of city roads, ones that will
accomodate pedestrians, bikes, and buses safely
and not just single-occupancy vehicles with their
diminishing returns for our streets.

Janette Sadik-Khan, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution - (2016)

see Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Urban Street Design Guide : Streetsblog

9-05 - The Members of Unite Here Boston Local 26 STRIKE!




9-12 - Day Eight - Food, Money, R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
--------- MassNurses bring it

---------
9-21 - Day Seventeen

---------
9-28 - Day Twenty-Four - Mass. Senator Ed Markey joins Local 26

--------- "One if by land, and two if by sea"
--------- This is Boston, Home of the Real Tea Party - The Old North Church
---------
10-04 - Picket & Public Rally - MassNurses, Boston DSA, Jewish Labor Committee
--------- UAW, Sunrise Boston, APALA, Greater Boston InterFaith, -Live music by Billy Bragg
--------- for Unite Here Boston Local 26
---------
--------- Wesleyan United Student / Labor Action Coalition

--------- The Doors - "Love Her Madly"

---------
10-16 - Day Forty-Three - Local 26 joined by D Taylor, President of Unite Here
~~~~~~~~~~ 10-20 to be joined by Sunrise Boston


Babes Bike Boston with Unite Here ------------------------------------- Ed Flynn - Ed for Boston
10-26 !!! Alleycat!!! - Babes Bike Boston - Femmechanics

11-21 - Local 26 has tentative agreement : )



Fleetwood Mac - "The Chain"


Sunrise Boston - September 27 - Climate Strike



Rally - Climate Change Forum

------ | Sunrise Boston

------ | Sara Nelson, Mine Workers, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

------ |
------ | Harlan County, KY - Unpaid Coal Miners block loaded coal train - #NoPayWeStay
------ | Rolling Stone - Inside the Harlan County Coal Miner Protest

------ | Dissent Magazine: Scapegoat Country by Sarah Jones

------ | 10-24 - Blackjewel Miners Get More Of Their Pay by Sydney Boles


1-21-2019 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

It was a long ride. I didn't know where they
were taking me; but finally I assumed it must be
to one of the state prisons after we had been gone
so long. That kind of mental anguish is worse
than dying, riding for mile after mile, hungry and
thirsty, bound and helpless, waiting and not knowing
what you're waiting for. And all over a traffic violation.

...Harris Wofford and others strongly urged
Mr. [John] Kennedy to try to use his influence to do
something about it, and he finally agreed. The first thing
he did was call my wife. She was pregnant, and this was
kind of a rough experience for her, so he called her
and expressed his concern.

In the meantime, Robert Kennedy called the judge
to find out about the bond. I understand Robert Kennedy
was really angry about it, when they got it over to him
and let him know all of the facts in the situation.
In that spirit of anger, he called the judge.

I was released the next day.

The Autobiography of
Martin Luther King, Jr.
-Edited by Clayborne Carson

1-24-2019

Sara Nelson - Association of Flight Attendants Calls for General Strike to End Gov. Shutdown - Sara Speaks
NATCA = National Air Traffic Controllers Association

1. Sara Nelson wants to go all the way
2. What Labor needs from the Green New Deal
3. "People are ready to fight"




The Beach Boys - "California Girls"

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bob Dylan - "Lay, Lady, Lay"




A Goddess Intervenes

Now it occurred to the grey-eyed goddess Athena
to make a figure of dream in a woman's form...

The goddess sent this dream to Odysseus' house
to quiet Penelope and end her grieving.

"Lift up thy heart, and fear not overmuch.
For by his side one goes whom all men else
invoke as their defender, one so powerful-
Pallas Athena; in thy tears she pitied thee
and now hath sent me that I do assure thee."

Homer, The Odyssey



Many of the most economically creative breakaways
have this sort of history: individuals, or a few
colleagues together, leave their jobs in a large
organization and independently reproduce the same
fragment of work they had been doing there.
Usually their customers are small organizations too.

Then the breakaway adds new work to its older work.

Jane Jacobs, The Economy of Cities

1. American Cities Powered by Renewable Energy
2. San Francisco just took a huge step toward internet utopia
3. Detroit's marginalized communities are building their own internet
4. Barcelona opts for breath of open-source fresh air

5. Jersey City's fight against chain stores
6. Life in the Spanish City that banned cars
7. Los Angeles : The big U.S. City trying to break with Wall Street

A parasite's toolkit includes behavior-modifying enzymes
to make the host protect and nurture it. Financial intruders
into a host economy use Junk Economics to rationalize
rentier parasitism as if it makes a productive contribution,
as if the tumor they create is part of the host's own body,
not an overgrowth living off the economy. A harmony of interests
is depicted between finance and industry, Wall Street and
Main Street, and even between creditors and debtors, monopolists
and their customers. Nowhere in the National Income and
Product Accounts is there a category for unearned income
or exploitation.

Michael Hudson
Killing the Host:
How Financial Parasites and Debt
Destroy the Global Economy - (2015)

The Michael Hudson Report: The "Next" Financial Crisis


Retail's Existential Threat? Private Equity Firms
Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs
---Now They're Fighting Back


To Charlie Ledley at Cornwall Capital, the U.S. financial system
appeared systematically corrupted by a cabal of Wall Street banks,
rating agencies, and government regulators. To Steve Eisman
at FrontPoint Partners, the market seemed mainly stupid or
delusional: A financial culture that had experienced so many
tiny panics followed by robust booms saw any sell-off as merely
another buying opportunity. To Michael Burry, the subprime mortgage
market looked increasingly like a fraud perpetrated by a handful
of subprime bond trading desks.

Michael Lewis
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine - (2010)


...on September 29, 2008...The stocks of the three main Irish banks...
had fallen by between a fifth and a half in a single trading session,
and a run on Irish bank deposits had started. The Irish government
was about to guarantee all the obligations of the six biggest Irish
banks. The most plausible explanation for all of this was Morgan Kelly's
narrative: that the Irish economy had become a giant Ponzi scheme, and
the country was effectively bankrupt.

Michael Lewis
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World - (2011)


re: The New York Fed
---- Bank Regulation by Gaslight

I was born in Indiana and raised in Puerto Rico; my parents
were from the island. After finishing his medical residency
as chief resident, my father relinquished the opportunity
to continue practicing medicine in Indiana as well as his
role as honorary team doctor to one of the Indy 500 race car
teams for the chance to practice medicine in his place of birth.

Samuel and I had known each other for about five years....
...he had a passion for government and politics. He was one
of those die-hard believers in the government's obligation
to use its power to make life better for all of its citizens....
Surprisingly, this belief in the duty of government
survived the 2008 financial crisis, better known in
certain circles as "the great Gen-X massacre."

Carmen Segarra
Noncompliant: A Lone Whistleblower
Exposes the Giants of Wall Street - (2018)


How Corning makes super-pure glass for fiber-optic cable



JAMs - The Justified Ancients of Mu
The KLF - "Justified and Ancient"

-Fishing in the Rivers of Light-

Inventors have found ways to encode stunning amounts
of information on pulses of light vibrating billions of
times a second, and then send that light on its journey
through a channel made of the purest glass on earth.

If the information-carrying capacity of copper wire
is like a two-inch-wide pipe, fiber optic is like
a river fifteen miles wide; you wouldn't even try to
download a 4K movie using a copper connection, but using
fiber you could download ten movies in a second - or run
your own business remotely, or see your doctor or
members of your family, when needed, as needed.

We are already seeing dramatic improvements in
agricultural productivity that have been driven
by fiber-to-the-farm detailed automated treatment
of land that is possible only with the aggregation
of enormous amounts of data.

The fiber story in Chattanooga, Tennessee, began with
its "smart grid," and the cost savings of monitoring
and moderating the city's use of power at very fine-grained
levels paid for its last-mile fiber installation.

...in 2010, EPB [Chattanooga's Electric Power Board]
started offering gigabit-per-second access, years before
any other company in the United States did so. Chattanooga
proudly adopted the nickname "Gig City."

[ 1 gigabit = 1,000 megabits
-- at time of publication about $70 a month ]

[re: FDR - Grinding Monopolies / Public Utilities]

The good news for the United States is that more than
five hundred brave cities in this country are way ahead
of the national trend. They have realized that inexpensive
fiber connections are critical to their survival, and
the locations that have actually installed these facilities
are thriving.

Susan Crawford
Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution-
And Why America Might Miss It - (2018)

Institute for Local Self-Reliance : Santa Monica City Net

Chattanooga: CityInk - EPB Fiber Optic Internet Pricing
( Now with 10 gig service :O ) Righteous

Wilson, North Carolina: Greenlight Community Broadband



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Library of Alexandria, Egypt

DNA serves two different functions. First, it
preserves information. It does this by copying
itself, from generation to generation, spanning eons -
a Library of Alexandria that keeps its data safe
by copying itself billions of times. Notwithstanding
the beautiful double helix, this information store
is essentially one-dimensional; a string of elements
arrayed in a line. In human DNA, the nucleotide units
number more than a billion, and this detailed gigabit
message must be conserved perfectly, or almost perfectly.

Second, however, DNA also sends that information outward
for use in the making of the organism. The data stored
in a one-dimensional strand has to flower forth
in three dimensions.

James Gleick
The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood - (2011)

...slumbering...as living information in the codices
at Nag Hammadi...

Philip K. Dick, VALIS



In Praise of Public Libraries
Overdue Praise for San Francisco's Many-Splendored Library
New measure extends the working hours of Oakland's Public Libraries

Raleigh
North Carolina State University is Home to the Library of the Future

Photo © Bryan Pollard at Dreamstime.com

A Bookstore, Finally, Comes to the Bronx


Re: optic fiber - dark pools - high frequency trading -
------ flash crash - microwave signals?


Out there, where the twin symbols of American capitalism once loomed,
reduced in a few hours to a blizzard of office memos and a ruin.
Out there, where idealism was either a ruse or a species of stupidity,
and where the people who badly needed them to succeed hadn't the
faintest idea of their existence. But out there a lot of things
happened. People built new towers to replace the old ones.
People found strength they didn't know they had. And people were
already coming to their aid, and bracing for the war. Out there,
anything was possible.

Michael Lewis
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt - (2014)

Flash Boys / Puzzle Masters : IEX Group : real-time Market Volume

---------- re: The Prisoner's Dilemma

---------- ...the crown went to the simplest strategy of all:
---------- TIT FOR TAT.

---------- M. Mitchell Waldrop
---------- Complexity: The Emerging Science
---------- at the Edge of Order and Chaos
---------- The Santa Fe Institute

@@@
"Program management" is not just program management. "Program management"
is the existential threat that you never really even imagine as a risk.
Some of the things any incoming president should worry about are fast-
moving: pandemics, hurricanes, terrorist attacks. But most are not.
Most are like bombs with very long fuses that, in the distant future,
when the fuse reaches the bomb, might or might not explode. It is
delaying repairs to a tunnel filled with lethal waste until, one day,
it collapses. It is the aging workforce of the DOE [Department of Energy]
- which is no longer attracting young people as it once did - that one day
loses track of a nuclear bomb. It is the ceding of technical and
scientific leadership to China. It is the innovation that never occurs,
and the knowledge that is never created, because you have ceased to lay
the groundwork for it. It is what you never learned that might have saved you.

Michael Lewis
The Fifth Risk - (2018)
@@@


real economics Week-end Wrap by Tony Wikrent


8. Boston - Be True to Your School

Phoenix - "Lisztomania"
with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


9. 1-14 Los Angeles Teachers Begin Huge Strike
10. Denver - Community Solar Gardens
11. Cities are blazing a trail toward Healthcare for All
----- MO says NO, Kansas City says Yes
12. Kansas City, MO will make its Government 100% Carbon-free by Next Year
13. Berlin's Grassroots Plan to re-Nationalize Homes from Corporate Landlords





Nicolette Larson : "Lotta Love"






La Pyramide Inversée - Musée du Louvre - Paris

Photo © Igor Abramovych | Dreamstime.com
Woman takes photo of Self

"Sophia, the eldest and most beautiful daughter
of God, sat in her airy castle in the most
delightful corner of Heaven. Sighing, she
laid her hands on her lap and sadly looked
through an open window at the eagle
soaring high in the air...

'Would that I had never been called a
daughter of God....I sit lonely and deserted
day after day; for me there is no festival,
no one shows any interest in me, no one takes
me to the place where I might enjoy sunshine
and the breath of the forest.'"



"Slowly her brother raised his head and looked
at his sister, who stood before him in all the
glory of her beauty, her charming face flushed
with animation, and her whole figure bathed
in light."



"But who may abide" : "And He Shall Purify"

"Every Valley Shall be Exalted"

What is above places itself
under what is below:
This is the way of the great light.

Heaven dispenses, earth brings forth:
Thereby things increase in all directions.

Hexagram 42. / Increase
I Ching




Irish Step Dancing - Riverdance

"Oh Danny Boy,
the Pipes, the Pipes are calling..."


Edinburgh, Scotland : Massed Pipes & Drums


Monster Track V



If thou wouldst complete the diamond body
with no outflowing,
Diligently heat the roots
of consciousness and life.

Hui Ming Ching

"...darkness gives birth to light;
out of the 'lead of the water-region'
grows the noble gold; what is unconscious
becomes conscious....The sun wheel begins
to run..."

New York



Domini Canes - Dogs of God : Chris Thormann


Fixed gear Track bicycles - Messenger races
Lucas Brunelle - Line of Sight

Tokyo





The sun, who has existed from the beginning,
rises up like a falcon out of the midst of the
lotus bud. When the doors of his petals open
in saphire-coloured splendor, he has sundered
the night from the day.

Thou risest up like the sacred snake as a living spirit,
creating the beginnings and shining in thy glorious form
in the barge of the sunrise.

The divine Lord whose image dwells in secret
in the temple at Dendera is made the creator of the world
by his work. Coming as one, he multiplies himself
a millionfold when the light goes forth from him
in the form of a child.

-Inscription-
Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Egypt


















Taipei - 9th FRiDERDAY


Shanghai - Alleycat 2012



Fuji Classic Track 2014

Hong Kong

Lucas Brunelle - Road Sage
Lucas Brunelle Productions


Indianapolis - Messenger / Fixed

Cornfed X - The Bay




Cornfed Three - Indianapolis






I walked towards downtown
on the Paseo de la Reforma.

-Carlos Castaneda, Tales of Power


Mexico City - Safa - "The Descent"


I finally looked at Carlos Castaneda.

One eye seemed to be laughing at me;
the other one was dead serious,
ominous and menacing.

-Florinda Donner, Being-In-Dreaming


2015 Happy Spring Alleycat - Puebla, Puebla, Mexico


Segundo Alleycat Maleado DF


Alleycat FixZine II - Santiago de Chile







Durianrider:
What's the best bike for you?

Training with the lads on:
Corkscrew Road - Norton Summit

Freelee vs. Dangerous crazy crackhead driver





BikemanforU:
How you can start riding again and
beat $4.00 a gallon gas.


Raleigh Detour (hybrid)

Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded snow tires
(700x35)

Martin Horn (funnzie):
Fitting yourself to a hybrid bicycle

The perfect touring bicycle

Commute:
Enjoy the Ride : How to ride on the street

How to carry things by bike

Ideal commuting bicycle

CX commute to work

Snowy winter commute - Toronto, Canada

Vintage Road Bike Assembly & Repair:
Part One - Part Two


Snow : Car or Bicycle?


Extreme Mountain Biking


People are Awesome - 2015 epic 1


Extreme Parkour and Freerunning






Yes - "Roundabout"


Road Cycling World Championships - 2016 - Doha



Junior Women Road : One - Two
Elisa Balsamo, Chiara Consonni, Martina Fidanza
Lisa Morzenti, Letizia Paternoster



Belgian Champion Eddy Merckx chats up Skylar Schneider

Aerosmith - "Train Kept a Rollin'"

"Lavater," said the Master to the Swiss,
"drop your theories for it is high time
to take up practice; no longer study
what man is, but what he may become."

Balsamo, the Magician
-Alexandre Dumas



España 2018 Vuelta a Burgos Féminas
Music Video on Youtube


"...and the light is of a kind that desireth
to burn, and the longer it burns to shine the more,
and the longer the greater...therefore in the light
of nature is a fiery longing to enkindle."











For humans were created on condition of their
being the guardians of the globe... which is called earth.
Man has been given a soul from those eternal fires
that you call the heavenly bodies and stars.
They are round and spherical, animated by divine spirits.
They complete their circles, paths of marvelous velocity.

-The Dream of Scipio






Software

Mozilla Firefox Web browser

Optimized Firefox Linux, OSX, Windows

Avidemux simple video editor
for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows
(open source, free)

VLC media player
for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
(open source, free)

Vorbis
Open source ogg-vorbis audio format
(yes, it's free)


Pan Newsreader Gnome / KDE
(yes)

GNU/Linux Operating System

DistroWatch The Latest & Greatest
GNU/Linux, BSD

-especially good for those new to Linux:
Linux Mint - PCLinuxOS

AV Linux audio/video specialist
with fast, low-latency kernel,
-ffmpeg/winFF with an expanded selection
of desirable, working presets-


-Produced by the original Mepis Community

The (Trinity) Project (KDE 3 forward-port)

eXe Linux Community-related
Live CD: Trinity desktop with Devuan fork of debian

Consider it Forked: Siduction
-based on Debian Sid - LXDE, XFCE, KDE4
with latest kernels available

Taiyo = El Sol Guadalinex

Tech News: Slashdot

* * * * * *

Linux Kernel Archives (kernel source)
*
nVidia driver releases for Linux - nVidia

smxi sgfxi svmi installation scripts
for proprietary video drivers
*
Compile VLC media player
/contrib/native method
for Debian stable "Squeeze"
VLC daily code snapshots

Compile a development version
of VLC for Ubuntu (now also releases)
Ubuntu Community

Compile FFmpeg & x264 for Ubuntu

* * * * * *

No Doubt - "It's My Life"

Talk Talk - "It's My Life"























Mason Williams - "Classical Gas" : Glen Campbell - "Classical Gas" : Roy Clark Band - "Classical Gas"

Roy Clark - "Malagueña"








Gene C. Miller
taiyosun@sbcglobal.net

Launched August 8, 2007
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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