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Thursday, October 18, 2007

You can't Jail the Truth

Howard Zinn and others star in "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train" an amazing film narrated by Matt Damon (he's climbed close to the top of my list of sexy) and produced by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller.

He is also of (among others) "A People's History of the United States" Undoubtedly a must-read.

"Before Michael Moore, there was Howard Zinn." Boston Herald

"A Striking Portrait of a truly great American." (and human) CBS RADIO

One of my best 'memory cards' reminded me that Howard said, "Suddenly I spun around and it took a few moments to realize that I had been struck very hard in the head and was bleeding. I then lapsed into unconsciousness. This certainly changed my outlook on Democracy."

He's such a gentle, handsome, brilliant man, accompanied by his tiny, beautiful wife and long the denizen of Harvard U., Boston where he frequents Eliot's Cafe which he drolly informs you is merely a 'dunkin' donuts' with very subtle nuances of the dunkin'. Apparently Harvard wasn't down with any dunkin donuts signage. Howard relates that many folks meet him at the eliot's. This is very cool. I'm going to hang out there for a week someday and find Howard and touch MY idea of greatness.

Here's something you shouldn't miss GO READ IT!!! which is a caption (a long caption, eh?) from the introduction of 'you can't be neutral on a moving train'. I taped the whole movie because I forget and my notes only go so far. You don't want to miss a word as he patiently displays HOW TO CLAIM A POWER THAT NO GOVERNMENT CAN HOPE TO SUPPRESS.

An evening with Howard is the total BATH one longs for after watching the neo-Republicans and their frat-boy-king-george piss on the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America EVERY MOMENT of EVERY DAY.

This is why so many people like dunkin donuts coffee??? Boston? Howard Zinn? I'll have to try it. I only drink coffee for medicinal purposes ... so, I have not really gotten around like some.

An excerpt:

During the Gulf War of 1991, I gave a talk to a high school assembly in Massachusetts, a private school where the students came from affluent families and were said to be "95 percent in favor of the war." I spoke my mind, and to my surprise got a great round of applause. But in a classroom afterward, meeting with a small group of the students, a girl who had been staring at me with obvious hostility throughout the discussion, suddenly spoke up, her voice registering her anger: "Why do you live in this country?"

I felt a pang. It was a question I knew was often thought, but unspoken. It was the issue of patriotism, of loyalty to one's country, which arises again and again, whether someone is criticizing foreign policy, or evading military service, or refusing to pledge allegiance to the flag.

I tried to explain, that my love was for the country, for the people, not for whatever government happened to be in power. To believe in democracy was to believe in the principles of the Declaration of Independence--that government is an artificial creation, established by the people to defend the equal right of everyone to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I interpreted "everyone" to include men, women, children all over the world, who have a right to life, not to be taken away by their own government or by ours.

When a government betrays those democratic principles, it is being unpatriotic. Love of democracy would then require opposing your government. It would require being "out of order."

The publication of A People's History led to requests from around the country for me to speak. And so, there I was in Kalamazoo, that evening in 1992, speaking, not just on Columbus, but on why telling the truth about Columbus was important for us, here and now, 1992, Kalamazoo. I was really not interested in Columbus, but in the issues raised by his interaction with the native Americans: is it possible for people, overcoming history, to live together, with equality, with dignity, today?

At the end of my talk, someone asked a question which has been put to me many times in different ways. "Given the depressing news of what is happening in the world, you seem surprisingly optimistic. What gives you hope?"


Go read it.

Go see the film.

As well, I agree with his take on history. Even as a young child I was lulled and bored and very aware that we were NOT getting the real story. I had an awesome class while younger. The teacher was a recent immigrant from Czechoslovokia. Flawless English. HOT. My best friend was VERY bad in that class. I was distracted from her badness by his revelations. Guess what? They teach them in Czech. that THEIR way is the best and on and on and on. What an eye-opener

At college level besides discovering that they teach the SAME SHIT over and over again I sat (to evaluate) through five or so different history classes. One guy taught it by wars, another by property settlements (sometimes similar to wars) another guy taught it by the map, still another taught it by mostly slavery. Truth to tell they should have him teaching black Americ an history NOT American history. Then again, not all slaves were black OR white. Or Latino. Or Irish. Or Scottish. Sumbitch we owe a ton of reparation all over the place. It is what it is. Not ME, I and my family did not live in this country when those bad people were doing those bad things. Anyway, in my mind I remembered the most and got the most sense from the guy who taught by immigration and property settlement. The wars were hard but informative, the black dude was by far the SMARTEST MAN and he turned me on to a book on my hero, Thomas Jefferson. I read it cover to cover. I read it in his class. I read it EVERYWHERE. I still have it. American Sphinx.
I'll always take classes.
The thing is when I left his class I didn't have any knowledge of the Gold Rush and many other extraordinarily, historically significant events in early American history. He never mentioned them. I did know some things that were on his agenda and thank god his agenda was actually very decent if a bit of tunnel-vision.
That's not true of all teachers and certainly NOT all college profs. Mind what these brown shirts are teaching.

Go check out Howard. It's like having a long bubble bath in squeaky-clean-lemon-scented o ethics and hardcore humanity. You'll come away restored. Armor fully tacked on.


FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.


FUCK THE REST OF THEM

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... located in the midtown desired redevelopment center just one block from the river.
The City of Tampa and it's assorted city-sanctioned gang members need this property because it's in the middle of land they intend to develop for gambling facilities.
LaS VEgas here in Tampa : Ta-Vegas or Tam-Gas.
But it's going to cost YOU a helluva lot of money as they defend their criminal acts in federal court due to what they are doing to my family and I in
the process of attempting to steal our home.

Terrorist,"Cause" and Gang Stalking Perpetrated by Tampa Firemen and other Firemen -- revealed and written about.

Some more threats from Tampa firemen (we'll just drive by your burning house if we know who you are) no kidding? I would NEVER have guessed that !
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Pinellas Fire Brigade Fireman Stalker That's SOOO MOB

Here he is. If you click on it you will see that you can see this guy quite clearly. He's NOT okay with this picture going up here I can tell you that right now. The day OF... he went through all kinds of changes when he realized I had followed him down the stairs. I saw his car -- he's not the only one. This is just the beginning of the revelation. I thought I'd trade his reputation off for some FUCKING SANITY from these dumbasses pulling stupid stuff that's NOT EVEN HAVING ANY SWAY ON ME but apparently this guy isn't important enough to show some cooperation over.

They use this stuff on my car that makes your face redden in areas. It was there this morning. Along with some stuff inside the car. Some of this stuff is so toxic it's eating the paint off of the radiator. So, I'm spending some time documenting the differences between MY jeep and other jeeps. One day I'm just going to drive it in to one of those big trailers and a forensic chemist is going to examine it for what I'm saying. Then it's solid evidence which along with who knows HOW MANY DVR hours of proof and photos and other documentation. That along with the stalking (documented) and the threats (witnessed and video'd) is going to send soooo many people to prison. All this to save them a few bucks, mind you???

Yeah, the logic escapes me TOO.

It only takes a few seconds to apply this stuff ... minute distraction. There's a guy who is retiring from the TPD soon who is on video applying same. Picture's right on the City of Tampa website. He got all mad about me talking about Michael Niesen. Apparently these swells made some broken promises concerning MY property and now that they've realized they know NOTHING about me in order to best me they have resorted to the usual gauntlet of dirty tricks that they play on idiots.

AND here we should have a talk about vanity: I spent already and still the GREATEST amount of my life decidely unaware that I was pretty. So, guess what? It has NEVER mattered. Anyone who knows me KNOWS ME. So, again -- you're failing in your mission. Inside of me is the four-year old girl learning from her heroes about this and that but never hearing the word pretty or beautiful. It has NO importance to me. To you, it always has. Me? If it mattered how did I manage to spend WAY OVER half my life flippantly unaware?

It doesn't PAY to be beautiful.
But cheap, trashy media and 'some former tampa bloggers' LOL (read that cheap trashy media again)
And that's where the need for some imagined perfection arises. Off to the botox and the knife. While ME: For years and years I've spent time listening to how pretty I am. Especially to SOME men. They are really ENTHRALLED with me. They say men are interested in and intrigued by their mothers and subconsciously seek out one similar. This has proven true in many cases I have met the mom. Several times the current wife or former wife will bear a distinct likeness to me. (my thoughts on that are VERY private -- I don't really consider it a compliment while at teh same time it's train-wreckishly fascinating)
Similar bone structure, green eyes ... something elusive. (I'm the only one with the something elusive I take it)
To me this is the funny part ... I think the elusive quality is that I am VERY VERY real. When I'm with you, I'm WITH YOU. When all I hear is how pretty I am I have to go check in the mirror to see if anything has changed. Same old boring face looking back. Regular even features, big smile, eyes that absolutely need to be met. I do have some pretty intense green eyes. I can 'look' people into doing the right thing. No. I really CAN. For awhile I took to wearing glasses because I wanted to have a different appeal. Not the pretty one but the smart one. Yes, people Do treat your differently. I will also give credit to my beloved father's absolutely perfect, photogenic, boy-from-the-hills-who-impressed-my-Grandpa and played a mean game of golf -cheekbones. And his generous, full mouth. Why ?? Because my Mother would be proud that I remembered all the things she told me. Personally when a guy spends a lot of time telling me I am pretty I find it off-putting. Okay, ya said that. Thank you kindly. When you are deciding as I always am every day how the relationship is and where it's headed I want my man to have different priorities than sitting around looking at me .... I have a mirror at home or if he sees something I need to know about or if I get dressed all hot just for him OR ME.


Anyway, in MY family all that mattered is that you were smart, kind, aware, never biased and learned something NEW every day and above all --- made my Grandpa proud. The road to making him proud was filled with hard work, honesty, ethics, SMARTS, FAMILY and showing up on time. I was always late. Straight to my Grandpa who insisted that things were NO GOOD unless each of us was there. He was slow to glance up at me, extremely indulgent but displaying his notice that I was late and then a big, "Hi honey" as all the younger ones and some older ones ran over .... it was well-known and taken for granted that ... well, we had a very special bond. With my Grandpa around, I never knew I didn't have my Daddy to grow up with and escaped what must traumatize and bother some people. Which maybe comes out as hate for others who lose children tragically. I don't know. I try to have empathy because I believe there is good inside each of us.

I gladly drove a little faster and worked a LOT harder and in general behaved myself because my Grandfather's pride in me was my universe.

And he was the best man who ever lived. And the wisest. He raised my Mama. She did everything for me. My Grandma .. well, I 'm not even sure how I got on THIS subject but I'd need a whole blog for that little lady. Always a lady. Wanted my hair neat and trimmed. Taught me what is what. Being isolated could never bother me. I've always been a bit of a loner and my family was good with that. My Grandmother always saw to it that I had a great deal of privacy.

There was my sister who spent SO MUCH TIME in the mirror; lucky a person can't die from boredom. I couldn't have stood still long enough. She WAS pretty, I was so proud of her even though she was mean ... Pretty just isn't MY department. It's there like everything else. I don't even think about it -- not even take it for granted. It just is. If one day it's not .... it will just be isn't. Like favorite socks or something. Nice while they lasted.

So, what I'm saying ASSHOLES is that if you hope to sway me by attacking my face, looks, etc ... you should do some reading.
I never realized I had enemies. (actually they're NOT personal enemies just numerous, common garden variety (BAD GARDENT) property THIEVES and other miscreants banded together the American way of MOB. Once I realized this I began to think. (about them which I'm charging for becasue my time is valuable) As a non-violent, generally loving person I had to know things in order to peacefully and effectively maintain my place and stand where I stand.

Here's your problem as I see it: (watching you spin your wheels trying to put me through the slow grind) you don't KNOW ANYTHING about me. Every time you get someone close enough to get some info you OUT THEM. That's truly a big deficit for you and a big advantage for someone who not only can spell but UNDERSTANDS patience. You don't even know who I KNOW. You've tapped my phone,, gone through my mail, stalked me on the computer, foot, Halloween, movies, in my vehicle and to Canada and back. Baby, I've got people who are prepared to drop WHOLE LIVES when I need them. WHEN I need them. Eye in the sky.

I'm pretty sure you listen to me FUCK. Eat your heart out.

You did lose. It's over. Call it a day. I'm sorry. But, you HAVE to admit that I bested you at your game even though you cheated lied stole and murdered and threatened all manner of heinous shit. AND you LOVE ME. Everybody does. In return I have covered up for you, only bitched a little about your bought and paid for pigs and fire brigade and now I'm OUTING this dude because his friends ARE ASSHOLES (read YOU)

When you find the intellectual will to back up offa me(ANDMINE) in all things and in ALL WAYS, it's possible that I will perform a one-time only courtesy to swine-pigs (set a good example, praise them when they pee in the right place)

Within the next week I'll be building a custom web site and uploading ALL the stalkers and adding names as the private detective identifies them. Or the public. It's a public service. I'll get with my good friend and ask where he does all that nifty advertising and get so many viewers there. Women will be grateful for a space to get help with this.

That's just plan b. You think you hate me NOW???

I've been patient and way more than fair.

Watch out folks. This firmen will be a cop or some other civil servant by next week. But, he'll STILL get that pension.

Oh, and I checked with a state's attorney. A person who inserts themself into an 'ongoing stalking' is as guilty of the act AND as liable for RICO criminal charges as the ones who stalk regularly. Like I said, he went to alot of trouble to do this.

Sorry dude. To me, I think it's ramping it up to put your picture up here. Very reasonably I asked your swine friends to stop fucking with me. They refused.

It's on you and it's on them. I'm good with that. and come what (ever) may.

Encourage them to stop. You can always contact me at justme.vox@gmail.com.

Oh, here's his tag: H71 YYG. I did follow this man to his vehicle as he looked nervously over his shoulder but there was nowhere else for him to go. Seems it was FINE while he was stalking but once the shoe was on the other foot -- that's why bullies travel in packs ---- they can't take it .



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The heart has it's reasons which reason knows nothing of.
*
We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal

Here's the last 25 messages on the Impeach Cheney matter
No Excuses : Email any rep in the country. Go ahead. They have to answer you; it's what you pay them for. Compel them to uphold their oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America.

The lie was dead
And damned, and truth stood up instead.
Robert Browning

ANOTHER BUSH LIE


Also TEXT the word "TODAY" to 30644 to become part of the John Edwards campaign. Do it. He actually had rainbow bumper stickers. Kinda thoughtful.

I've saved some sunlight
if you should ever need
a place away from darkness
where your mind can feed.
from Rod McKuen's "I've Saved The Summer"

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Make today COUNT.
Go to to find the phone numbers of your Senators and Representative.

Bill Nelson 202 224 5274

Kathy Castor 202 225 3376 (UPDATED NUMBER)

Mel Martinez 202224 3041



Send a letter to the St.Pete Times
I don't care what you talk about but keep sending letters until they publish one. They're very selective with WHOM they publish because I see the same names over and over. Don't let a few people speak for ALL of us.

And call your congressman and talk to her of Inherent Contempt. Do it. And hug everyone you can reach.

North Jersey JUST DOIN it.

Headlights to Impeach
Turn them ON. PlEaSe ! Help a country out here. Also, click the link to sign the petition. Takes three seconds.

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... located in the midtown desired redevelopment center just one block from the river.
The City of Tampa and it's assorted city-sanctioned gang members need this property because it's in the middle of land they intend to develop for gambling facilities.
LaS VEgas here in Tampa : Ta-Vegas or Tam-Gas.
But it's going to cost YOU a helluva lot of money as they defend their criminal acts in federal court due to what they are doing to my family and I in
the process of attempting to steal our home.

Terrorist,"Cause" and Gang Stalking Perpetrated by Tampa Firemen and other Firemen -- revealed and written about.

Some more threats from Tampa firemen (we'll just drive by your burning house if we know who you are) no kidding? I would NEVER have guessed that !
Stop Organized Stalking
More mention of Firefighter and Police participation in gang-stalking
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Blanks and Charges

Okay, tell me if this sounds mercenary. I'm leaving out names and identities for now, and even some words to protect those who frankly don't deserve protection but having never been a RAT (like some) I just don't feel good about spilling people's filthy sides of their lives onto the WWW...

However -- (you knew this was coming, right??) -- I'm willing to disclose same for a fee. In fact, I'm going to disclose some of this in a book which will definitely be for sale very soon but if you'd like to know if your name or some similar aspect that identifies your smarmy and illegal acts towards me and my family have been mentioned I'd be happy to negotiate a fee with you. For the record, save your pennies if I've known you longer than thirty years. Out of respect for you and your family I'll leave your names out. Out of respect for you and your family I have remained silent. Apparently this same respect was not inbred in you. That's a pity but you and yours are safe with me. The ones who took it upon themselves to do your bidding against an innocent family are wide open just like they've left MY family wide open. Herewith I refer to my extended family and network many of whom are currently suffering at your hands. Be on notice.

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In my living room watching;
but I am not laughing ....

..... risk something, take back what's yours
say something that you know they might attack you for
cause I'm sick of being treated like I have before ....
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Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day

In their living room laughing like,

"what did he say?"



Fight the Good Fight

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......" And I dare you to ask for a lot, I dare you to hold fast to your ideals and to expound them as publicly and as fearlessly as Martin Luther King and Bill Coffin and Betty Friedan and those dozens of grandmothers arrested a few weeks ago for protesting the war in Iraq."

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