Sorry the Web page version is late.
On Monday, I suffered a shortage of breath. A serious one. I called a friend who lived in Echo Park 12 miles away, the closest I could get. He picked up my girlfriend and they came by. I told them I didn’t want an ambulance. As I layed in bed, they clean my house. Finally after a couple hours I came back to what passes for normal.
It had happen a few years ago when I knock my head on a bookcase. I called my doctor and made a appointment for the next day. By then I was back to normal but he gave me a number of tests and medications which I got done.
This brings up a major issue with Change Links. That is not enough volunteers especially for distribution. We have about 8 but need more to cover the area I have to. Pasadena, downtown, Silverlake, Los Feliz, Hollywood and the Valley. Most place we get are libraries. And it would be good to have a back up person for layouts. I use Adobe Indesign
Well the elections are over and all is safe again. Well not
By John Johnson
The heroes of the election were the 100,000’s who went to defy the corporate agenda to fix the vote. To deny so many, with so many devious tactics, the right to vote.
Putting up billboards in Ohio, saying everyone need an ID to vote when courts had ruled against that, sending out voter information to African American’s with the wrong date. Cutting back on days and hours for voting, etc. So in Ohio, Florida, etc., we saw massive lines where people waiting for 10 hours to vote.
Of course we still have a Republican Congress but that’s mainly because the Republicans Gerrymandered the district so they would get a majority. It will take Democratic majorities to reverse that. Good luck on that.
On our side, we have an Afghan War into its 2nd decade. With at least 10,000’s of dead Afghan and thousands of US troops. The Afghans have fought off most major powers in it’s history and their aiming for one more.
We have a banking system, a mortgage industry and Wall Street who have bankrupted the entire globe, right out in the open, yet they are stilled untouched by most governments. Their booty all stashed away in some off shore bank. But I guess there’s nothing we can do or is there.
Locally we have the case of Niko Black. A Apache Women terminally ill with cancer who is illegally being evicted from her home in Garden Grove.
The Orange County Sheriff’s department violation of the federal court order posted on her front door and in her possession during the home invasion. In addition to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department damaging her property, one Sheriff stuck a gun her in face indicating she would be leaving. When she called the Garden Grove police on 10/10/12, the Garden Grove police refused to talk to her that day and they did not take a police report. Subsequently, the Garden Grove, CA police department has repeatedly refused to take a police report from Niko Black as of 10/21/12.
She has own the home for many years, all debts paid for. Wells Fargo and Keefe Roberts & Associates are the “prime movers” setting in motion the eviction process of Niko Black. If fact, people dressed in civilian clothes entered Niko Black’s home on 10/10/12 along with the Orange County Sheriff’s department according to her testimony.
Due to Niko Black’s deteriorating health, her home is the only medically sanctioned environment where she can live. Each day outside her home could result in her experience of moving beyond the physical world in an expedited manner – caused by Wells Fargo, its partner or agents, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and others who supported and continue to support her eviction.
Due to press coverage she has gotten support. Even Governor Brown has weighted in.
Nike is an example of the massive transferring wealth to of course those who already have most of it. The entire mortgage crisis was a part of this effort. There is a campaign to privatize social security. Right wingers try to assert that it’s a give away, not the funds deducted from everyone’s salary.
Trillions of dollars Wall Street, the mortgage companies and the banks are sitting in off shore accounts, immune from taxes. Many are demanding that they do get taxed. Some Democrats are lobbing for this in battles in Congress. These funds could but the economy back on track (and yes the same capitalist economy which of course is still very very bad for most of us). What will Obama do?
I wanted to mention a film I saw on cable a few weeks ago.”Once” I wanted to see it when it first came out but missed it. On TV I missed the first 10 minutes or so but by the end I found it to be one of the loveliest, humane films I ever have seen. I bought the DVD from Amazon and got to watch it fully without commercials
“Once is a 2006 Irish musical film written and directed by well known director John Carney. Set in Dublin, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard (of the Irish folk rock band The Frames) and Markéta Irglová as musicians. Collaborators prior to making the film, Hansard and Irglová composed and performed all of the original songs in the movie. Neither were actors. Both are continuing their singing.
Shot for only $160,000), the film was successful, earning substantial per-screen box office averages in the United States. It received enthusiastic reviews and awards such as the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for best foreign film. Hansard and Irglová’s song “Falling Slowly” received a 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the soundtrack as a whole also received a Grammy nomination.