Archive for August 2005
I have a couple of hundred cans from beverages everyone sells, from gas-stations to pharmacies, made of aluminum that we pay in NYC 0.05 cents a can for (60 cents a 12 pack case, popular package for the containers, some places, now water bottles are too in New York to help the poor out who collect them, thanks to the Sierra Club I read) anyway I cruised around and around and finally found a parking lot by the Bruckner Expressway in front of a Pathmark grocery, and there was about 4-6 machines and many people with the largest black plastic bags I’ve ever seen. Why don’t they make more of them available somewhere away from major arteries? Should be some sort of requirement, i.e., if the catchment area can create 100,000 cans, maybe it should have a couple of machines. What do you say Mr. “bottler”? (or Dr “bottler”). The small stores will only take 10 or 20 at a time. Is that legal?
“The Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, at Stony Brook University, will be exhibiting a unique portrait sculpture of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, on September 23, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.”
“Yesterday at Camp Casey was again, naturally, an amazing day. Dennis Means from the A.I.M. came with a group of Native American musicians and they made a presentation to me. He gave me a shawl in the tradition of Tecumseh and he pinned a brooch of 5 stars on it from “One chief to another.” He also said we should all change our last names to Sheehan and he will be known as: Dennis Means Sheehan! Sheehan is Gaelic for “Peace” which I think is such a cool thing, and not a coincidence. Casey Sheehan’s sacrifice will stand for peace forever.”
August 11, 2005 – directed the video for ‘Tired of Being Sorry’ by the band “Ringside”
News from around the world – Los Angeles Times: “Historic New York
New York City has opened a Heritage Tourism Center at Broadway and Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan to help visitors learn more about historic attractions downtown and elsewhere in the city. In addition, a new promotion from CityPass and the History Channel hopes to encourage visitors to the Big Apple to take a look at these and other historic attractions.”
The day before 9/11/01, a French para-sailer got stuck in the Statue of Liberty, who “New York’s Finest” disentangled from the torch, and the History Channel (or Discovery?) had a replica of the first submarine “The Turtle” in Castle Clinton at the foot of Manhattan. It was a large barrel with propulsion and attempted to attach a charge to a British warship in NYC’s harbor back during the War for Independence. A much finer replica was to follow.
Tech News on ZDNet: “CBS News counters bloggers with ‘nonbudsman’
CBS blogs the bloggers with a blog “not” of their own.
In Canada “ombudsmen” are there to help the citizen with what might be government problems between offices and departments. If you think for example one department may have treated your “application” (or something else) incorrectly for reasons beyond your control (say your mortgage wasn’t approved, or something for what you think is some other “nonofficial” reason) you can seek the independent “ombudsman” to look into it for you. I think in NYC the “Public Advocate” office is a similar office. After all Tammany Hall thought “civil service” the direct root of “Anarchism” when party loyals, returning from service (war and other things) could not be given a job, but had to pass “civil service” tests, which I was taught began in China thousands of years ago to regulate “hydraulic” water, for farming through canal construction, regulation, etc. Like the “Milagro Beanfield War” all over the place.
“He must really getting into Purgatory recently. New York’s Congressman Charles Wrangel, who made sure there’d be no draft apparently, when last year they passed legislation, (he’s a Vietnam Veteran from Harlem in Manhattan) said that he’s really wondering about Vice President Cheney’s abilities of late, and whether he can or is able to understand conversation and other functions, because of his heart condition. At least so said the ticker at the bottom of the screen yesterday.”