Tag Archive: politics



Mark, Rigel, Wesley Conifer

We talk about:

going to therapy, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, drugs, the Cavalia horse fantasy show, coevolution, epigenetics, the start of civilization, sex, japanese cavemen, cultural evolution 





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"The greatest show I've ever seen!!!"--Larry King--

The show opens with the quote: “The noblest conquest of a man is to have gained the friendship of a horse.”



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…sad, but true:






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1) This first part consists of excerpts from an article you can find here:



Mayor Jean Quan wants OWS to disown Occupy Oakland

Published: 31 January, 2012, 05:13

Occupy Oakland demonstrators shield themselves during a confrontation with the police in Oakland (Reuters / Stephen Lam)


“…In the early days of Occupy Oakland, an Iraq War veteran was critically injured after being hit in the skull by a police-fired projectile. On Saturday’s march, law enforcement once again fired ammo into crowds of protesters and were videotaped swinging batons at protesters and journalists alike. As demonstrators declare their intentions with chants of “this is a peaceful protest,” Mayor Quan sees it from another side…”

“…Now the city leader is appealing to other Occupy movements across the country to disown Occupy Oakland in hopes of finally extinguishing the demonstrations that have scarred her administration due to overzealous arrests and the repeated firing of projectiles at peaceful protesters…”

“…Unfortunately for Mayor Quan, the national Occupy movement has by-and-large agreed (and insisted) several times that they are leaderless, so she might have a hard time trying to track them down…”



2) Here’s an early draft of a statement in response to Mayor Jean Quan.  [This is being created online as I’m writing this, collaboratively & in real-time, by the 99% nationwide]:


Dear Mayor Quan,

Your request for Occupy Wall Street and the other occupations to “disown” Occupy Oakland shows a failure to understand the nature of this movement and does a disservice to those you were elected to represent.

Among other things, occupying is about self-reliance, dialogue, skill sharing, and directly democratic decision-making. We organize within our communities to address the issues that affect them. The issues affecting the City of Oakland are not all unique, but, as in each of our cities, core problems of neglect, poverty, inequity, and voicelessness rob families of their wealth, individuals of their dignity, and communities of their togetherness. The unique circumstances of Oakland require customized solutions that your and other administrations have failed to provide. Your city’s people have risen up to take responsibility for their struggle, and it’s you who must answer to them, not the other way around.

Oakland wants change, and so do we.  The use of physical violence, rubber bullets, bean bags and chemical weapons against occupiers, including children, is a disgrace.

Your dispute is between your city and yourself, Mayor Quan. If you’d like our help in addressing some of the causes of Oakland’s burdens, we are here in solidarity. But until you join the struggle for justice, we recommend you do not expect our compliance.

Expect us,





The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (01.15.1929)…

…with music by: dirtbike. (featuring sax by: Nate Lumbard)

I listened to ~400 hours of Dr King’s words. Whenever he was talking about Vietnam, it sounded like he was talking about Iraq/Afghanistan…I put it to some of my music…THE END.



Wrath (Latin, ira), also known as anger or “rage”, may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Anger, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Anger may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatiencerevenge, and vigilantism.

Democratic decision making-the General Assembly


The donations-only coffee & tea tent


Then the Police & the Department of Homeland Security arrive…


Officer (McKinley?) chases a man running away, repeatedly hitting him with a baton on the head and back. #1


Officer (McKinley?) chases a man running away, repeatedly hitting him with a baton on the head and back. #2


After tackling the man into this concrete wall, he cuffs him while his fellow officers push a cyclist over.


Once the man is cuffed and laying on the concrete, the officer feels it's necessary to drop a flying knee on him while his fellow officers stand by and let him.


How did the People respond?…Let’s see:


Decorating City Hall (it was removeable and was removed, don't fret).


Setting up the 99% Xmas tree at the front doors of City Hall...


At the beginning of the night, there were ~150-200 people.  After the ‘police state expo’ and the march through the streets of downtown…it had grown to ~2000 by the time the park was re-taken.




…an open letter…

Dear Policefolk all over the world,

You can choose to SERVE & PROTECT ‘Banks’ or ‘People’. That’s up to you.
The tricky thing is…

-Only 1 of these has anything at all in common with you.
-Only 1 of these gives a fuck whether you live or die.
-Only 1 of these is human.

I’m not trying to tell you what to do. Only YOU can decide…
(but maybe ask your kids what they would want you to do)

…The ball is in your court now. What’s it gonna be?
We are the 99%, just like you…
…Can we go through this beautiful moment of history together?…Please?



Tom Roose & the 99% (intro by Cyd Manro)

We talk about:

Occupy Wall Street, free: food/medicine/health care/schools, community, 20 hr work week, population, self-actualizing, diversity, waste, topsoil, sharing 



It was one of the most beautiful nights of my life. What happens from 1:10 on still gives me chills…



You might enjoy these (to tide you over until the next podcast show comes out)

It’s just a couple of days until “Visions for the Future”)

support all the way from the Arab Spring

Occupy Seattle

Occupy Oakland-General Strike-11.02.2011

Boo-hoo, I have to drive around this block 😦 #perspective

This cute girl just walked into my shot @ Occupy Portland (my depth of field was set for something else-hence the out of focus face) --Samson Davis--

Leave me something to fight for--I am the 99%!!! Power to the peaceful.

We love this country AND we're peaceful... Do you want to be on video 'following orders' to beat us down or join us as we fight on your behalf? You are the 99%, too.

hmmm...that's hard one. Bank of America and Monsanto have been so good to me over the years...

"It's just a small group of homeless anarchists"--the (delusional) 1%

Hey folks! I’d really like to get these shows & ideas out to more people in the world…If you like what I’m doing:

1) …say so on the iTunes comments page for the show (search iTunes for ‘portlandians’ under ‘podcasts’) or…

2) Tell your friends to listen (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or ‘face to face’ like the old days–It couldn’t hurt, right?)  Maybe I could even make a living at this somehow (so I could spend more time on these & make the shows a lot better–wouldn’t that be cool?).

3) You can also donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  It’s on the homepage: http://portlandians.com (on the right & a little bit down)…

Thanks for listening and looking…Luv you guys–Take care!!!


City Repair’s Mark Lakeman and Speak Up’s Michael Schultz

We talk about:

Plutocracy=rule by the wealthy, The Project for a New American Century, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, Hoffman Construction, culture, permaculture, patriarchy, religion



2 very different videos for you, in style and duration (but both very powerful in their own way). Choose your own adventure>>>