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-the Global Village olde skooL-

2011: Alchemists & Parasites

2012: Alchemical Wedding

2018: City

2019: Spirits of the Ancestors

2023: dans la rue

"Did Akiapola'au look as billed?....Are we going to Hawaii now?"

Janwillem van de Wetering
Just a Corpse at Twilight

------------------- Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - "Islands in the Stream"
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Andrea Bocelli - "Maria"


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hanoi - West Lake - Ho Tay

------------------- | Bodhisattva --------------------------------------- © VinhDao | Dreamstime.com -------------------------------- Buddha Amitabha |
------------------- Vietnam - Lao Cai - Fansipan - Roof of Indochina - Sapa town

------------------- -
------------------- Lao Cai - Terraced Rice Fields --------------------------------------- Rice Fields - Bac Son Valley
------------------- © VinhDao | Dreamstime.com

------------------- Noting that the fresh water came either from the sky or from springs,
------------------- the atollers came to invent shoal, freshwater-paddies-filling,
------------------- parallelly contoured, intertiered-one-above-the-other terraces
------------------- at human-waist-height distances above one another. This terraced
------------------- water-ditching started high on the hillsides. Down and through
------------------- this inter-dammed valving the fresh waters slowly flowed - so slowly
------------------- as to usually appear to be motionless....with never a chance missed
------------------- to make foods and flowers grow along the way.

------------------- R. Buckminster Fuller - Critical Path (1981)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sapa
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © Evgenii Mitroshin | Dreamstime.com


------------------- Vietnam --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hanoi - Tran Quoc Pagoda

------------------- Papua New Guinea

------------------- The setting sun lay on the city
------------------- streaming over the long bridges in a blaze of crimson
------------------- and flowing past the piers with the current,
------------------- gold transformed into blood.
------------------- It flared up in a thousand windows,
------------------- as if the houses were on fire.

------------------- Gustav Meyrink - Walpurgisnacht

------------------- ----------------------------------
------------------- Shaiva Sadhu - Kathmandu, Nepal ------------- Tihar Festival - Pokhara, Nepal
------------------- © Zzvet | Dreamstime.com ----------------------------- © Jeff Cagle | Dreamstime.com

------------------- Iron Butterfly - "In a gadda da vida"

------------------- Thin Lizzy - "The Boys are Back in Town"

------------------- Sly & the Family Stone - "Hot Fun in the Summertime"

------------------- Thailand

------------------- January 15 2024 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

------------------- February 14 2024 - Valentine's Day

----------------------------------- Fred Astaire - "Stepping Out with my Baby"

----------------------------------- 1932 Hits Archive - Maurice Chevalier - "Isn't It Romantic"

------------------- The function of poetry is religious invocation of the Muse;
------------------- its use is the experience of mixed exaltation and horror
------------------- that her presence excites.

------------------- Robert Graves - The White Goddess




------------------- -film Girl with a Pearl Earring

------------------- New Municipal Broadband Networks Skyrocket
------------------- Chattanooga is Gig City, Knoxville coming on, more...

------------------- Professor Richard Wolff- Resurgent Labor Organizing in the South
------------------- Payday Report: 4-19 - Chattanooga - UAW wins historic Volkswagen union election

------------------- Teamsters extend largest strike against Amazon in U.S.

------------------- UAW - Region 9A Lobbies the Hill ----------- Unfair Labor Practices - Over It - Day 7

------------------- Thunder Rising
------------------- Long Beach for a Just Economy - Unite Here local 11 - June 22 - Civil Disobedience
------------------------------------------------ July 2nd - Los Angeles Area Hotel Workers STRIKE!


------------------- WWW: Unite Here Local 11 - 2023 Contract Fight --- Instagram: Local 11
------------------- 4th of July - Local 11 - Yowza! : ) -------------------------------------------- Teamsters won't cross the picket line
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Second Wave - Multiple Hotels
------------------- Anaheim Scabby!

------------------- July 20: Beginning of the 3rd Wave

------------------- July 24: Hundreds more Hotel Workers walk out Beverly Hills, Century City


------------------- December 1 - Coming soon to Beverly Hills

------------------- December 22 - Local 11 - 24 Tentative Agreements so far

------------------------------------------------ WWW: Teamsters picket fourth California warehouse in expanding Amazon strike

------------------------------------------------ WWW: UPS Teamsters - July 1 Press Conference live stream - Target July 5th

------------------------------------------------ WWW: Michigan Amazon Workers Strike during Prime Week

------------------------------------------------ WWW: July 25 - UPS Teamsters reach Tentative Agreement - Vote to follow

------------------------------------------------ WWW: Teamsters Amazon Strike spreads to Atlanta Warehouse

------------------------------------------------ WWW: 8-22 - UPS Teamsters ratify Historic Contract

------------------------------------------------ WWW: "After Midnight" (Jul. 14) Screen Actors Guild STRIKES! - sagaftrastrike.org
------------------------------------------------------------ Instagram: sagaftra

------------------------------------------------ "They can unplug it, but they can't stop it."
------------------------------------------------ -film American Hot Wax - Ritchie Valens - "La Bamba"
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Chantels - "Maybe"
------------------------------------------------ -with Fran Drescher

------------------------------------------------ WWW: Writers Guild of America on STRIKE!
------------------------------------------------------------ Instagram: WGA East - WGA West


------------------------------------------------ August 8 - SEIU Local 721 STRIKE!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nonfiction: "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around"

------------------------------------------------ Fame - "Hot Lunch Jam" - Irene Cara - "Fame"

------------------------------------------------ New York Governor Kathy Hochul on the Line

------------------------------------------------ Screen Actors Guild - Hawaii

------------------------------------------------ November 9 - Tentative Agreement - SagAftra Strike Suspended

------------------------------------------------ July 31: New York City Public Health System Nurses Have A Contract for Vote : )
------------------------------------------------ August 7: 99% of Nurses vote Yes - New Contract!

------------------------------------------------ Community Support - Our Revolution New Jersey

------------------------------------------------ August 4 - New Jersey - Robert Wood Hospital Nurses - Unfair Labor Practices STRIKE!
------------------------------------------------ Chris Hedges - Nurses fight Godzilla - "Governor's office 'neutral'" ?

------------------------------------------------ December 15 - RWH Nurses ratify new contract - Bravo!

------------------------------------------------ RWH Nurses are represented by the United Steelworkers
------------------------------------------------ August 26 - March on Washington 2023

------------------------------------------------ October 9 - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Indigenous Steelworkers

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thunder Voice Hat Co.

------------------------------------------------ Friday September 15 - Detroit - UAW STRIKES!

------------------------------------------------ Toledo, Ohio - UAW Local 12 (something about "finding out") ------------------------------ Wentzville, Missouri

------------------------------------------------ October 9 - 7:00 A.M. - 4,000 Mack Truck Workers STRIKE!

------------------------------------------------ ...a well-executed union campaign helps workers understand,
------------------------------------------------ on their own, that their employer's effect on their lives goes
------------------------------------------------ beyond assigning them to an overtime shift and preventing them
------------------------------------------------ from getting time with their family; that their employer is part
------------------------------------------------ of a bigger system that is contributing to the failure of their
------------------------------------------------ kids' schools, the rollback of anti-pollution and anti-gentrification laws,
------------------------------------------------ the gross inequities of the tax system, and more.

------------------------------------------------ Jane McAlevey - A Collective Bargain
------------------------------------------------ Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy - (2020)

------------------------------------------------ Anna Graceman X Silverberg / Jenny Lim - "Ready for the Future"

------------------------------------------------ Healthcare Justice --------------------------------------------- Nov. 9 - 98.5% - 85,000 Kaiser Workers vote Yes for Contract : )
------------------------------------------------ September 22 - Kaiser Workers United - 10-day Strike notice - Oct. 4-6 - SEIU-UHW
------------------------------------------------ WWW: SEIU-UHW.org
------------------------------------------------ October 4 - 5 A.M. - Thousands of Kaiser Workers STRIKE!

------------------------------------------------ September 26 - Las Vegas
------------------------------------------------ Culinary Workers Union votes 95% to authorize City-wide Strike - Local 226
------------------------------------------------ The Culinary Union is currently negotiating for 53,000 Workers

---------------------- October 25 - Culinary Union Pickets

---------------------- U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"

---------------------- Detroit

------------------------------------------------ -with strong Union Contracts ---------------------------- Strike notice - Las Vegas - November 10

------------------------------------------------ Nov. 10 - Las Vegas - some Tentative Agreements reached before Strike Deadline

---------------------- Organize - Strike - Vote - Protect
---------------------- Union Power - The Fight Continues

---------------------- Strike deadline February 2 for remaining 6,000 Culinary Workers

---------------------- December 7 - Teamsters STRIKE DHL (Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky

---------------------- December 7 - Teamsters may strike UPS in Louisville, Kentucky

------------------------ "l'Internationale"

------------------------ Professor Richard Wolff on Fascism

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cannes - CGT - FSU

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Union Organizer Carey Dall:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rail Unions in the U.S. are in bad need of
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Consolidation, Democracy & Militancy

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kshama Sawant - Socialist Alternative - Workers Strike Back : Railroad Workers United
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- WWW: Socialist Alternative - Workers Strike Back : Railroad Workers United

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chris Hedges interviews Kshama Sawant

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kshama Sawant on The Progressive War Room

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- On Strike! Show - Kshama Sawant & Bia Lacombe
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- WGA - An Example-Setting Strike for the Labor Movement


--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-18 Launch - Unionize Amazon Northern Kentucky

Ian Castro - Fair UC Now

Wildcat Strike 2020 ---------------------- 2022 STRIKE! against the University of California - UC Student-Workers Union UAW 2865
--------------------------------------------------------- Jane McAlevey STRIKES the UC

--------------------------------------------------------- Jane McAlevey on WWW - This is how we do it

In Your Face - Good Morning Beverly Hills ------------------------------------------------- UAW 2865

Dec. 14 - Regents Romp - UCLA

Christian Smalls ------------------------------------------------------- AFSCME ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Unite Here 11

--------------------------------------------------------- Boston University Grad Students vote to Unionize - SEIU509

--------------------------------------------------------- Yale Grad Workers vote Yes! - Unite Here 33

--------------------------------------------------------- Northwestern University Grad Workers vote Yes!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jan. 17 University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty STRIKE!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- UIC United Faculty
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jan. 23 Tentative Agreement - Strike Suspended

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Union Call
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Temple University Grad Workers STRIKE! - Joined by AFL-CIO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-9 - Grad Workers to vote on Tentative Agreement

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Southern Cal Grad Workers vote Yes! - GSWOC-USC

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- City University of New York - PSC_CUNY - APeoplesCUNY
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- -for a World-Class Public University System

------------------------------------------------------------ Anakbayan Manhattan --------------------------------------------------- Anakbayan Queens

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joe Jackson - "Steppin' Out"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-19 - Natalie Swan: Brooklyn Bridge March - NewDeal4CUNY

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-05 - Selma 2023 - Edmund Pettus Bridge - National Nurses United

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jan. 11 - Loudon County, Virginia Transit workers STRIKE!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 3 - Amalgamated Transit Union 689 - Joined by Juli Briskman
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- WWW: ATU Local 689
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Jersey - New York ATU on the Line

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- General Strike in France - Professor Richard Wolff - March video

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- cgt labor union - France enraged

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marseille - in the Street Video

---------------------------------------------------------------------Paris --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marseille 28 March Video

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- General Strike Thursday 6 April - #greve6avril - French & Belgian Firefighters
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paris - l'Arc de Triomphe

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brest --------------------------------------- Video

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- France General Strike Thursday 13 April - #greve13avril - Shut it Down!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bus depot blocked
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- France General Strike Thursday 20 April - #greve20avril - Blockages - Railway Anger
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rennes - Concert of the Casseroles
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Playing throughout France - No more speeches - No means No!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cannes Film Festival

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Apr. 30 - Stadium of France - 49minutes, 3seconds - Red Card
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- "La Marseillaise"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- European Trade Unions - Sophie Binet

------------------------ Le Havre Video ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paris - Place de la Nation
------------------------ 1er Mai is May Day - 6ème République is the end of the Fifth Republic

------------------------ CGT - Into the Dark

----------------------------------------- Lyon - le 26 Mai
----------------------------------------- Grand Carnival Populaire ------ 2-4 Juin - Anti-Fascist Weekend ----------------- Workers STRIKE! Vertbaudet - 2 Juin Victory

------------------------ 6 Juin - Demonstration against the Pension Reform ---------------------------------- Les Rosies Parbleu!

----------------------------------------- Paris - Place de la Concorde ------------------------------------------------------- 8 Juin - Place de la République

----------------------------------------- July 13 - Israel - the Fight for Democracy - Message to Citizens of the USA - Freedom Flotilla

----------------------------------------- July 18 - National Day of Resistance - Shikma Bressler & Comrades - Nava Rozolyo Organizing

----------------------------------------- Moran Zer & Comrades - The Comrades - Nava Rozolyo & Comrade with video - Shikma Bressler & Comrades


----------------------------------------- July 20 - Marching to Jerusalem - Democracy for All - July 22 - Jerusalem
----------------------------------------- Paris Square - Jerusalem - Or-ly Barlev for Victory - Entering the City
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "terrible as an army with banners"

----------------------------------------- July 23 - Jerusalem

----------------------------------------- July 24 - Vanguard - the Pink Front - Shake the Knesset - Moshe Radman Arrested

----------------------------------------- Tel Aviv -------------------------------------- Ayalon Highway

----------------------------------------- July 27 - Tel Aviv - Protest

----------------------------------------- July 29 - Protest - Students for a Democratic Society - live Music - "Time to Wake Up"

----------------------------------------- : ------------ Ramat Arbel celebrates

----------------------------------------- August 5 - Shany Granot - Speech at Kaplan St. Demonstration - "What do we want?!"

----------------------------------------- The Fight for Womens' Rights
----------------------------------------- and freedom from Religious Oppression

------------------------ August 6 - Tel Aviv - March of the Dead

----------------------------------------- Bonot Alternativa - Women won't be silenced! - Hear us Camp 80! - Aya Korem and Miri Aloni

------------------------ Student Protest in Afula - Preparing for what lies ahead

------------------------ Druze community in Northern Israel demonstrates for Democracy - Travels to Kaplan

------------------------ September 11-12 - "Draw a Fist" - ---------------------------------- March to Kaplan 9-17
------------------------ massive gathering in Jerusalem to protect the Supreme Court
------------------------------------------------------------------- Jerusalem

------------------------ September 20 - Ami Dror & Comrades


----------------------------------------- le 14 juillet - Bastille Day

----------------------------------------- "I represent America, where every stick and stone, tree and running brook,
----------------------------------------- and drop of blood belong to rebellion.... Begin with us, most venerable master.
----------------------------------------- If you want the French to be delivered from royalty, make us free of British domination."

----------------------------------------- "Well spoken," said the Hierophant of Memphis. "You Americans shall be free,
----------------------------------------- and France will lend a helping hand. In all languages,
----------------------------------------- the Grand Architect hath said: 'Help each other!'"

----------------------------------------- Alexandre Dumas - Balsamo the Magician

----------------------------------------- Paris -------------------------------------- August 2 - Naples, Italy - Demonstration against the Inflation

------------------------ 21 Juin - Paris - Chant (song) of the Yellow Vests --------------------------------- Toulouse - Fête - Mobilization


------------------------ 11 Mai - The Students ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Railroad Workers Rally

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-21 - Los Angeles - 3-Day Educators Strike - SEIU Local 99 - UTLA Now
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEIU is the Service Employees International Union
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- WWW: SEIU Local 99 - United Teachers Los Angeles
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-24 - Local 99 to vote on a Tentative Agreement

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fight for Respect

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Bowie - "Young Americans"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grand Funk Railroad - "We're an American Band"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mar. 29 - University of Michigan Grad Workers STRIKE!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- WWW: Graduate Employee's Organization
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 23 UMich Grads vote for Tentative Agreement : )

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Apr. 10 - Rutgers Academic Workers STRIKE!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------May 8 - Three Rutgers faculty unions vote to accept new contracts

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Apr. 12 - Dartmouth Grad Workers vote Yes!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Apr. 28 - University of Minnesota Grad Workers vote Yes!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 4 - Oakland Educators STRIKE! - Oakland Educators Association - Day 5
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- WWW: Oakland Education Association

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Redbone - "Come and Get Your Love" ------------------------------------------------- Community Support

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 15 - Oakland Educators have a Tentative Agreement

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sly & the Family Stone
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I want to take you Higher"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Dance to the Music"

------------------- Dec. 24 - California Nurses - Sutter Health Nurses STRIKE! - WWW: California Nurses Association
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Day of Action

---------------------------------------------------------- Mar. 3 - Sutter Health Nurses Ratify Strong Contracts

---------------------------------------------------------- Matt Stoller: Ponzi Hospitals and counterfeit capitalism

------------------- New York State Nurses Association - WWW: NYSNA
------------------- Dec. 30 - Nurses at 8 New York Hospitals deliver 10-day notice to strike (Jan. 9)
------------------- Dec. 31 - Nurses at 1 of 8 Hospitals announce tentative agreement
------------------- Jan. 5 -- Nurses at 2nd & 3rd Hospitals announce tentative agreements
------------------- Jan. 7 -- Nurses at 4th Hospital announce tentative agreement
------------------- Jan. 8 -- Gov. Kathy Hochul urged Mount Sinai NYC to resume talks
------------------- Jan. 9 ....................... 6 AM - STRIKE! ----------------- Remaining Hospitals
------------------- Jan. 10 ....................... Day 2
------------------- Jan. 11 ....................... Day 3
------------------- Jan. 12 ....................... Bravo Nurses! Tentative Agreements at all Hospitals - News

------------------- Mt. Sinai South Nassau Nurses vote Yes! to join NYSNA

------------------- Montefiore ................................................................................................................... Mt. Sinai - NYC

--------------------------------------------------------- Elton John - "Funeral for a Friend / Love lies bleeding"

Montefiore - The Bronx

Working Families Party on the Line

Teamsters - Brothers follow NYSNA Sisters - Mt Sinai NYC

------------------- Feb. 14 - NYSNA - South Shore University Hospital / Northwell Health Nurses
------------------- deliver 10-day Notice to Strike - Feb. 27
------------------- Feb. 23 - Nurses reach Tentative Agreement
------------------- Feb. 24 - Nurses vote to accept new contract : )

------------------- Council Member Julie Won with NYC Health System Nurses --- June 22 - Kristen Gonzalez with Nurses
------------------- -Public Sector Nurses negotiating for a new contract (barred from striking)

------------------- Professor Richard Wolff interviews Dr. William Bronston
------------------- about today's battle for Medicare for All-Single Payer

Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody"

adriana_skygirl on Instagram -------- Claude Monet - "The Garden of the Princess"
----------------------------------------------------- Paris - outside the Louvre Palace / Museum

1-16-2023 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

2-14-2023 - Valentine's Day

6-19-2023 - Juneteenth

7-4-2023 - July 4th - Independence Day

A king once had a daughter who was good, pleasant,
beautiful and perfect.

Is it possible for the king to ever leave his daughter?
You will agree that it is not. Is it possible for him
to be with her constantly? You will also agree that it is not.
What can he then do? He can place a window between the two,
and whenever the father needs the daughter, or the daughter
needs the father, they can come together though the window.

Sepher Ha Bahir (The Book of Brightness)

SBWorkersUnited ------------ Buffalo ---------------------------------------------------------------- Philadelphia - Helen Gym at Large

NY Working Families Party - On the Street - Nov. 8th 2022 ---------------------- The Bronx - Food & Health Empowerment Fair
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Alessandra Biaggi - Hunts Point Produce Market - a Teamsters shop

Danny and the Juniors - "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay"
(Philly, PA)

The Cadillacs - "Zoom"
(Harlem, NYC)

------------- : ))))) ------------------------- Yes! --------------------------------------------------------------- Thanksgiving

Boston - Michelle Wu - APALA - @wutrain

BRT - Bus Rapid Transit

...buses only require roads and avoid the construction costs
and land use issues that come with rail.

...like a train...buses [move] in dedicated lanes separated
by barriers that keep out general traffic. Passengers pay their fare
before they get on the bus, avoiding delays. They get on the bus
via any of its three doors, reducing time spent at stops.
They board at stations where buses don't have to pull over
and then wait for a break to remerge into traffic.
[Using infrared signals, traffic lights can be altered
so that buses can proceed more quickly through intersections.]
The system costs around 5 percent of a new metro system.

Boston T

Open Streets Boston ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Real Segun Idowu

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sam Cooke - "Almost in Your Arms"

Open Streets Boston --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bike repair clinic at Open Streets

The rebalancing of the street to favor the most efficient
means of travel along it - in this case, buses -
is the greatest form of transit equity. By providing
designated lanes for buses, the street places transit riders
center and puts cars into their place...

Cities around the world are now reaping the benefits
that come with streets that give buses priority.

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

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© Eddie Toro | Dreamstime.com - NYC -------------------------------------------------- © Giovanni Gagliardi | Dreamstime.com - NYC

New York's Citi Bike fleet has surpassed 100 million trips,
often topping 125,000 per day.

I've finally been to Copenhagen, and biked miles of downtown
without the slightest fear for my eight- and ten-year-old boys
in front of me....The cycling city is the city we all need,
and remembering Copenhagen fills me alternately with joy
and rage. Just today, Milan announced $271 million in
funding for a 466-mile citywide bike network. Paris recently
upped its biking investment to half a billion dollars,
in order to achieve a "100 percent cycling city." Meanwhile,
the Boston Cyclists Union clamors enthusiastically for an
increase in the city's bike budget...to $2.6 million. And
Boston's one of the good ones.

Jeff Speck - Walkable City
10th Anniversary Edition (2022)
Introduction by Janette Sadik-Khan

Cars are Vanishing from Paris

"Cars don't shop - People shop"

---------------Times Square----------------------------------------Union Square - New York City
Urban Street Design Guide - National Association of City Transportation Officials

BRT: Indian apolis begins work on 2nd all-electric bus line

Electric car owners describe making the switch

Indiana joins five-state pact to build electric vehicle charging network in Midwest

$2.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant coming to Kokomo, IN

$1.8 billion semiconductor facility at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

A National Economy is an Idea -
A City Economy is a Thing

Import-replacing Cities

...the all-important function of import-replacing or import-substitution
is in real life specifically a city function, rather than something a
"national economy" can be made to do.

...cities grow and become economically versatile by replacing goods
that they once imported with goods that they make themselves...

Jane Jacobs
Cities and the Wealth of Nations (1984)

1-17-2022 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

2022 - US Mint - Maya Angelou Quarter

6-19-2022 - Juneteenth

"Treason fled before us, for resistance was in vain,
While we were 'Marching Through Georgia'"
----------------------- William Tecumseh Sherman

Bill Moyers & Heather Cox Richardson
The Day the Confederate Flag Flew in the United States Capitol

---------- [1-6-21] Insurrection Timeline
------------------------ An' they're hangin' Danny Deever in the mornin'

Riot Squad Police on the Capitol Insurrection

What Joe Biden can learn from Ulysses S. Grant

Republicans who voted to overturn the Election

Republicans who voted to aquit

1-18-21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day

1-20-21 - USA - Inauguration Day ------------------------------- Philadelphia - Helen Gym
Deb Haaland - Jennifer Granholm - Sharice Davids

"You live in an interesting world, Grandmother."
-James Redfield, The Twelfth Insight

Souls perfected on this earth pass on to another station.
After traversing the planets they come to the sun;
then they ascend into another universe and recommense
their planetary evolution from world to world
and from sun to sun.
In the suns they remember, and in the planets they forget.

-Moses Cordovero

The KLF ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lhasa, Tibet

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The KLF - "Last Train to Trancentral" ------------------------------- Samye Monastery - Tibet
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jewel in the Lotus
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pilgrimage to Lhasa
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...a shadow darkened the luminous space of the wide-open door:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------a lama stood on the threshold.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------His costume consisted of a white skirt down to his feet
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------and a garnet-coloured waistcoat, Chinese in shape.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Through the wide armholes, the voluminous sleeves
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------of a yellow shirt were seen. A rosary made of some
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------grey substance* and coral beads hung around his neck.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------His pierced ears were adorned with large gold rings
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------studded with turquoises and his long, thick, braided hair
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------touched his heels.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*The rosary is made of small round pieces of bone,
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------each one cut from a different human skull.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Alexandra David-Néel
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Magic and Mystery in Tibet

5-8-21 - 1 Gig Optic Fiber Internet rolling out in Indian apolis : ) (Fiber to the Home)

SEIU 1199 North East - SEIU 1199 NE Connecticut

6-19-21 - Juneteenth






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Ho Chi Minh City ------------------------------------------------------------------------- © Hoxuanhuong | Dreamstime.com



Jerry Reed - "Eastbound and Down"


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"...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

2-14-2021 - Barbara Streisand - "Evergreen" : The Bee Gees - "Too Much Heaven"

"Love of ladies, splintering of lances!
stand forth, gallant knights,
fair eyes look upon your deeds!"

[The Disinherited Knight] reined his horse
backward down the slope which he had ascended,
and compelled him in the same manner to move
backward through the lists, till he reached the
northern extremity....This feat of horsemanship
again attracted the aplause of the multitude.

Sir Walter Scott - Ivanhoe

Yvonne Elliman - "Hello Stranger"

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"

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : ) with Kai Kahele

Indigenous Climate Action -------------------------------------------------------------------- Stop the Line 3 Pipeline

Crow Wing River - filmed by Tara Houska - Giniw Collective - Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light - Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

This shining water that moves in the streams
and rivers is not just water but the blood
of our ancestors.
-Seattle, Chief of the Suquamish

Humans' structuring and integral organic equipping
is over 60 percent water.

The sea-people's major waters were salty; the inland
and upland people's major waters were fresh. The inland
people frequently came to fresh water, whereas the boat
and island people only infrequently came upon freshwater sources.
The sea, boat, and island people tended to anticipate their
freshwater needs more than the inland and mountain people.

Twilight of the World's Power Structures

...cosmic evolution...is irrevocably intent upon making humanity
omnisuccessful...able to live entirely within its cosmic-energy
income instead of spending its cosmic-energy savings account
(i.e., the fossil fuels) or spending its cosmic-capital plant
and equipment account (i.e., atomic energy) - the atoms with
which our Spaceship Earth and its biosphere are structured
and equipped...

Humanity's cosmic-energy income account consists entirely
of our gravity- and star (99 percent Sun)-distributed
cosmic dividends of waterpower, tidal power, wavepower, windpower,
vegetation-produced alcohols, methane gas, vulcanism,
and so on.

Mine Above the Ground

..,steel and other metals scrapped from obsolete buildings
and machinery....constitutes new high-grade ore mines existing
entirely above ground.

...with a few rare exceptions humanity need do very little
further mining....the present scrap resources of almost
all metals [are] adequate to take care of all humanity's
forward needs.

Today, in the copper industry, the quantity of recirculating
scrap copper is so great that it dwarfs the newly mined copper
production, which provokes the world copper-mine-owning
cartel into maintaining a powerful Washington lobby that
seeks to increase government stockpiling of copper.

-R. Buckminster Fuller - Critical Path - (1981) - Dymaxion Sky-Ocean Map

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Apache Stronghold : Protect Oak Flat [flickr] - Save Oak Flat on Instagram

Steffikeith - - Portfolio ---------------------------------- La Morena Art - La Morena Art . com

...the traveler invented portable, readily pitchable tents,
structurally formed of pure compression members in triangular
flexible-jointed stability, covered with pure tension webs.
These were directly and unmistakably a manifestation not
only of highest scientific mental segregation and reordering
of elements, but, also of the longing urge for experience
and knowledge, derivative through explorative travel.

The triangle, through the ages, has been the symbol of
the architecture of motion, first in tents, then in the
rigging of sailing ships, thereafter in trestles, and most
recently in airplane wings and radio masts.

R. Buckminster Fuller - Nine Chains to the Moon - (1938)

La Sagrada Família - Barcelona

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Architect: Antoni Gaudí
-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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Those who make money with money deliberately keep it scarce.
Money is not wealth. Wealth is the accomplished technological
ability to protect, nurture, support, and accomodate all
growful needs of life. Money is only an expediency-adopted
means of interexchanging disparately sized, nonequatable
items of real wealth.

In 1953 my friend the late Walter Reuther, then president of
the United Auto Workers, was about to meet with the board of
directors of General Motors to form a new and timely
post-World-War-II-oriented labor pact. At that time the first
of the "new-scientists"-prototyped computers ever to be
industrially manufactured were being assembled, put in running
order, and fine-tuned by Walter Reuther's skilled machinists.
Walter had all his fine-tuning machinists put the following
problem into their computers: "In view of the fact that most of
General Motors' workers are also its customers, if I demand of
General Motors that they grant an unheard-of wage advance plus
unprecedented vacation, health, and all conceivable lifetime
benefits for all its workers, amounting sum-totally to so many
dollars, which way will General Motors make the most money: by
granting or refusing?" All the computers said, "General Motors
will make the most profit by granting."

R. Buckminster Fuller - Critical Path - (1981)

2021 Volta a Portugal - August 4th through August 15th
Official Site - RTP Play Streaming Video

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

Prologue - Fafe

RTP Play - Streaming Video

2019 - Volta a Portugal : 2020 - 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

----------- 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

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

Instacart gig workers to Strike 3-30

...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)

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

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

The Sequence

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


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


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

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


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.

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

What's the best bike for you?

Training with the lads on:
Corkscrew Road - Norton Summit

Freelee vs. Dangerous crazy crackhead driver

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

Raleigh Detour (hybrid)

Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded snow tires

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

The perfect touring bicycle

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


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for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Windows
(open source, free)

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

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

Pan Newsreader Gnome / KDE

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Linux Mint - PCLinuxOS

AV Linux audio/video specialist
with fast, low-latency kernel,
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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

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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

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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