Friday, November 25, 2011


Shoppers desperate for retail stuff

hit bigbox stores like bargain-wolves

on Black Friday eve, proof that:

if They sell it, they will come.

Like the Market, it addicts;

addling, TV-news projects

on-line frenzy into Cyberweek.

(25 NOV 11, Santa Clara CA)v8

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Mayor Bloomberg lets NYC's 'finest' cops

demolish a signed first-edition donated

to Occupy Wall. St. by Philip Levine

current US Poet Laureate.

Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass &

his wife, Brenda Hillman get beaten

in Occupied Berkeley 09 NOV.

He writes about it 19 NOV

in the Sun. NYT

American poets finally make news

in ways anyone can appreciate

on both coasts.

(24 NOV 11, Santa Clara CA)v3

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Occupy Maine needs propane

Occupy Maine’s campsite

ran out of propane today;

visiting Veterans for Peace

brought new cylinders &

e-mailed their members:

propane only costs $13.

Maybe this is small patatahs

to you, reader, but in Maine

today the snow fell 8” &

it's freezing outside.

(23 NOV 11, Santa Clara CA)v2

Sunday, November 20, 2011


while the Occupiers
mess up downtowns,
infuriating a middle-class
teetering on the thin edge
of collapse disgusted
by anyone who disturbs
their security, comfort.

“They’ll finish what I began.
They just, just can’t stop!”
CHENEY laughs, smiling..

(20 NOV 11, Santa Clara CA)v4

Thursday, November 17, 2011

because UAW endorses Occupy

My father was a long-term member of the IUE & worked 29+ yrs at the River Works GE in Lynn MA where I grew up. I joined the NWU (National Writers' Union) in AUG 1981 when Reagan fired the air-traffic controllers. I felt it was time for me to be a union member, never having had to be one.

{30 yrs later:} I rejoin the NWU, amalgamated local 1981 of the UAW, because the UAW supports the Occupy movement:

Last night, San Francisco ABC7 showed UAW busses as having transported students from Berkeley to downtown San Francisco to sit in the Bank of America branch at 50 California St. in the financial district. I'm a BofA depositor & I approve.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Mornings, I wake up already nauseous

to find what’s happened overnight:

‘public safety’ used to justify

despicable copitude.

But not everywhere;

some cities aren’t yet copoidal.

What does it take to tip to cop?

(16 NOV 11, Santa Clara CA)v4

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Alcoholic beverages that cause intoxication, coma, & death.

Baby food which contains onion powder that can be toxic to cats, & can also result in nutritional deficiencies, if fed in large amts.

from fish, poultry, or other meat sources which can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.

Canned tuna (for human consumption) can cause malnutrition; it lacks proper levels of vitamins & minerals.

Chocolate, coffee, tea, contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline; they can be toxic & affect the heart & nervous system.

Citrus oil extracts can cause vomiting.

Dog food If accidentally ingested, will not cause a problem; but if fed repeatedly, may result in malnutrition & diseases affecting the heart.

Fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis.

Grapes & raisins contain an unknown toxin that can damage the kidneys.

Human vitamin supplements containing iron can damage the lining of the digestive system, & are toxic to the other organs including liver & kidneys.

Large amounts of liver will cause Vitamin A toxicity affecting muscles & bones.

Macadamia nuts contain an unknown toxin that can affect the digestive & nervous systems & muscle.

Marijuana depresses the nervous system, causes vomiting, & changes in the heart rate.

Milk & other dairy products Some adult cats & dogs do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase which breaks down the lactose in milk which an result in diarrhea.

Moldy or spoiled food, garbage contain multiple toxins, causing vomiting & diarrhea & can also affect other organs.

Mushrooms can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, result in death.

Onions & garlic (raw, cooked, or powder) contain sulfoxides & disulfides that can damage red blood cells & cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.

Persimmon seeds cause intestinal obstruction & enteritis.

Potato, rhubarb, & tomato leaves; potato & tomato stems contain oxalates that can affect digestive, nervous, & urinary systems.

Raw eggs contain the enzyme avidin that decreases absorption of biotin (a B vitamin), & leads to skin & hair coat problems. They may also contain Salmonella.

Raw fish can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, & in severe cases, death if fed regularly.

Salt (in large amts.) leads to electrolyte imbalances.

String can become trapped in a cat's digestive system.

Sugary foods can lead to obesity, dental problems, & possibly diabetes mellitus.

Table scraps (large amts.) which are not nutritionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fat should be trimmed from meat & discarded.

which contains nicotine, affects the digestive & nervous systems & can result in rapid heartbeat, collapse, coma, & death.

Yeast dough can expand & cause gas in the digestive system, causing pain
& possible rupture of stomach or intestines.

on Tea Party {VS} Occupy

The Tea-Party wants to take over the country by exploiting the electoral process. The Occupy movement wants to reform a 'corporate' electoral process by supplanting it with direct democracy (one voter, one vote, no bundling.)

Which of these intentions can the general public grasp?

If, in the short term, the TP's, wherever & whenever they fail (which they will) & are rejected, they will be replaced in the longer term by an evolved Occupy+ combined with a growing union-based democracy. The TP's brutal antitax reductionism can't & won't resolve the ongoing crisis. Desperate to get the public to believe they're the original anti-government movement, whenever & wherever they become the (temporary) government, they become self-contradictory as well as self-defeating, sure to be challenged by an evolved Occupy+ dedicated to meeting people's real needs. The TP only serves (its own) relatively well-off individuals' needs. (The avg. TP member is 40+ & earns $40+K) Newly-announced bi-partisan-based 'moderate' 3rd-parties may propose 'moderate' tweaks.

Unions may be relatively weak now, but are growing again, stimulated by Occupy's 'energy' (that unions admit they admire & need) & engagement in public-needs projects (cf. moving homeless families into repaired abandoned houses.) Unions have already been supporting Occupy camps with needed showers, food, & clothes in return for Occupier participation in union strikes.

Some city administrations (Portland, Santa Rosa) have expressed sympathy with their Occupiers, but want them to vacate overnite while public-works depts. cleanse their campsites. Occupy Oakland will be allowed to stand vigils, but not camp overnight. In Manhattan, the Occupiers' of Zuccotti Park are being allowed overnite by the court, but not by the city administration court-order-allows-occupy-wall-st-protesters-back-135130959.html .

If Occupiers vacate city-limits & see to their own health & safety needs, becoming self-sustaining, they might even be tolerated as semi-autonomous. To do this, the Occupiers will need the * sympthetic loan of unused land & abandoned buildings & the means to develop self-sustaining communities (21st century versions of 19th-century communities like Amana, etc.) Building liveable communities may even win the broad public's approval, support, & cooperation.

Conclusion: The Tea-Party is a holding action pretending to be a long-term solution. The Occupation Movement is of indeterminate duration, but is dedicated to broad, long-term goals & humane reforms

*Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp
By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles officials * have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city.

The details of the proposal were revealed Monday during the demonstration's nightly general assembly meeting by Jim Lafferty, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild who has been advocating on behalf of the protest since it began seven weeks ago. Lafferty said *city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Having NOT Served

Not having ‘served’ once

disqualified a man as a Man.

(I‘ve lived with this 51 yrs)

Now having willingly served

reduces some men to beasts

living outdoors like bears.

What has this country come to?

It all depends on who you ask:

Where is there any 'honor' in it?

(11 NOV 11, Santa Clara CA)v4

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Not enough of the People

were hired to infiltrate the People,

so the People got out of hand.

Not enough of the People

were working full-time

to be fully-occupied.

Enough of the People

were working to take a day off.

Enough of the People showed up

to make the point: The People

will make their presence visible

whether they’re wanted or not.

The People will always show up.

(02 NOV 11, 5pm, Santa Clara CA

while listening to KPFA 94.1 FM)


Busted...brokers were parodied as desperately willing interns
on a (recent) NBC "30 ROCK" show.

But have any of them been interviewed as REALLY willing
to work for (relatively) spare change? They must have enough
money banked offshore (on islands) to survive anything.

But what if they re-became neo-Entrepreneurs? or Educators:
(seminar:) How To Survive the Loss of a REALLY good job.

They could become a money-making [{club}], not just a busted g@ng.