Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mayor Jean Quan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan
October 25, 2011
7:30 am

Statement from Mayor Jean Quan about
today’s enforcement action

Many Oaklanders support the goals of the national Occupy Wall Street movement. We maintained daily communication with the protest0rs in Oakland.

However, over the last week it was apparent that neither the demonstrators nor the City could maintain safe or sanitary conditions, or control the ongoing vandalism. Frank Ogawa Plaza will continue to be open as a free speech area from 6 am to 10 pm.

We want to thank the police, fire, public works and other employees who worked over the last week to peacefully close the encampment. We also thank the majority of the protestors who peacefully complied with city officials.

I commend Chief Jordan for a generally peaceful resolution to a situation that deteriorated and concerned our community. His leadership was critical in the successful execution of this operation. City Administrator Deanna Santana developed the plan and secured mutual aid from other departments and the State of California. She will direct departmental teams, including safety, public works, communications, to restore conditions at the Plaza so that it is available for public use.

The City welcomes all Oaklanders to continue to use the Plaza during daylight hours for peaceful protest.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Who would have known? Not me. Well, maybe so many years later, but not at the time. Amazing how so many things pop up after the fact, but could it have been prevented? Did they wanted it to be prevented? Who knows. But it sure seems to be so especially after the interview by Norman Mineta

Why did former Secretary of Transportation say what he said? Mineta is a man of integrity and Bill Clinton picked Mineta as the secretary of Commerce. And within that six months, Japan thought that Mineta would be Japan friendly. Boy, were they wrong. Mineta said what he said because he did not want to lie. He was responsible and his testimony should have put the Bush Crime Family in prison.

Fast forwarding 10 years, things still have not changed and we're still in war and now our economy sucks. Maybe it's time that we end these memorial. I mean there is no memorial for OKC bombing or the attack on the USS Liberty. Why? We were healed. Cannot the 9/11 be the same? Or was it truly an inside job so that we could remain in war?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nagasaki August 9

This is a conversation between a right-winger supporting the destruction created by a Democratic President with me in Facebook. Seems like the right suffers from cognitive dissonance.

Tim Murphy Truman's rage? I hope that you are not asserting that the US should not have dropped the bomb.
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Tim Fromlosangeles Uh yes Tim.
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Tim Murphy Uh, why Tim?
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Tim Fromlosangeles So Tim, is it justifiable to kill American citizens? Do the ends justify the means? If so that is so unAmerican
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Tim Fromlosangeles Tim you're a conservative, right? If so you of all people should be on my side
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Tim Fromlosangeles And I am a liberal
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Tim Fromlosangeles So do the ends justify the means?
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Tim Murphy The American POW deaths were unintentional. If the US had to fight their way to Japan, there would have been tens of thousands of US casualties....what would have been your decision if you were Truman?
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Unintentional? http://soldiersangelsmedic​​ree-us-pows-added-to-roste​r-of.html

Tell that to the families of these Americans who were killed. So you're justifying the murders of 12 U.S. citizens, when, surprise, the Republicans Party in the U.S. were against Truman's barbarism. Especially when it was learned that Americans died.

Tell that to the family members of these dead soldiers that. The soldiers HAD no choice in the matter. They were drafted and they were murdered. And yes, I had to agree with the Republicans in Congress who abhorred Truman's decision and called him a war criminal.

Do you stand by the patriotic Republicans who spoke up against the bombing or will you stand with the murderous Democratic party? Are you a patriot and wanted these soldiers free or are you unamerican and and felt that the decision by a Democratic president WAS justifiable AND killing American POWs is the cost of war?See More

Soldier's Angels - Medical Support: Three U.S. POWs added to roster of Hiroshima deaths

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//The American POW deaths were unintentional. If the US had to fight their way to Japan, there would have been tens of thousands of US casualties....what would have been your decision if you were Truman?//

And are you saying that... Americans could not defeat an island country who was already defeated? What happened to the American exceptionalism the right always presses? Are you saying now that OUR troops are cowards???See More
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Tim Fromlosangeles Come on Mr Murphy. If a liberal like me can align himself with the Republicans, should not you?
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Tim Murphy The US had over 400,000 deaths from the war at this point. What would you have done? You never answered that. I don't care what party Truman came from...he made the right call. Again, without histrionics, what would you have done? Simple question.
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Tim Fromlosangeles So you're saying that, at the tail-end of the war, the republicans were wrong, the Democrats were right and killing 12 American POWs were justifiable, when the troops could have gone in and rescued them? Is that what you're saying?
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Tim Fromlosangeles There is my answer
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Tim Fromlosangeles Now answer my question Tim
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Tim Murphy Dude, there were 2.3 million troops defending the homeland under a fiercely fanatical general leadership. How do you think that was going to work out in the long haul? They could not have been rescued, the whole country was right and Truman made the call by ending the war by taking out these heathens vs. the choice of thousands more casualties. That's my answer.
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Tim Fromlosangeles you didn't answer my question. So you support a Democratic President of Killing American POWs, much to the chagrin of the Republican Party? Yes or No
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Tim Murphy I did answer your question. Leave politics aside. Truman made the right call.
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Tim Fromlosangeles Answer the question. Prove to me that conservatives don't suffer from the mental disorder cognitive dissonance.
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Tim Murphy I'm checking are a long trip to nowhere. Have a good day.
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Tim Fromlosangeles Oh come on Tim
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Tim Fromlosangeles You started this and you're cowering away???
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Tim Fromlosangeles Be a man and answer my question
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Tim Fromlosangeles You start a conversation that questions my integrity, but you cower when you are challenged
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Tim Fromlosangeles I guess conservatism is a mental illness
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Tim Fromlosangeles So you support a Democratic President of Killing American POWs, much to the chagrin of the Republican Party? Yes or No
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Tim Fromlosangeles I say NO! And I am a liberal
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Tim Murphy Bro, I've got a business to run and money to be made. I'm one of those guys that the left loves to hate because I'm successful. Got no time for you.
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Tim Fromlosangeles if truman were alive today, I would announce that I AM A DEMOCRAT AND AND WANT TRUMAN IMPRISONED.
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Tim Fromlosangeles Tim then answer the question
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Tim Fromlosangeles You asked me and I answered
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Tim Fromlosangeles Stop being a coward and asnwer
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Tim Fromlosangeles So you support a Democratic President of Killing American POWs, much to the chagrin of the Republican Party? Yes or No
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Tim Fromlosangeles Answer: So you support a Democratic President of Killing American POWs, much to the chagrin of the Republican Party? Yes or No
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Tim Fromlosangeles Coward and mentally ill
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Tim Fromlosangeles Come on grow a pair. You challenged my integrity. Be a man and answer my question: So you support a Democratic President of Killing American POWs, much to the chagrin of the Republican Party? Yes or No
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Tim Fromlosangeles Well, The Republican is gone. They suffer from Cognitive Dissonance and now condone a party's action that goes against their own party's values.
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The right seems to justify death and murder, even though their own party abhors it themselves.

Monday, August 8, 2011

TV News Lie back up.

Our Troops do NOT Protect Our Freedom and We Should Stop Thanking Them for Doing So
Sunday, 07 August 2011 16:11 Jesse Richard
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Let's make one thing crystal clear, no member of the US military contributes in any way whatsoever to protecting the freedoms of the American people. As a matter of fact, they are more likely to turn their weapons on you than they are to defend your Constitutional rights.

The only people on this planet Earth who can affect your freedom are members of Congress, local legislators and the members of enforcement institutions who will blindly follow the rulers who sign their paychecks. And, while your beloved troops are murdering people around the globe, yes, I said murdering, your Congress and local legislators are eliminating your freedoms, en masse, without any intervention by our so-called protectors in the armed forces.
There is no honor in volunteering to go anywhere in the world and kill anybody you are told to, without question, without historical background and without verifying the stated reasons for doing so. In this modern age of information we now know that time and time again our military have been deployed into battle, to kill and be killed, for reasons that in no way shape or form resemble the reasons for which they, or we were told at the time. This is no secret, although many Americans refuse to take off the flag that is wrapped around their eyes and see American history as it really happened. They blindly believe what was told to them by the people who have a vested interest in maintaining myths and misconceptions.

The US military, not once but twice, committed the single largest mass murders in history by dropping nuclear weapons on civilian populations, including of course, on women and children. Say what you want about how it helped end the war....the bottom line is the US could have exploded these devices over uninhabited territory with the same effect of scaring the heck out of the Japanese. But they followed orders that were lies and murdered almost 300,000 people, without question. As a human being I find it hard to honor such “patriotism.”

From the Gulf of Tonkin to the first and second invasions of Iraq, history now teaches us that lies have led our troops to military intervention more often than not. As a matter of fact, it is hard to find an American military intervention in modern history in which the cover story ends up matching the actual events. A little research will show you this. It will also show you how the same people are usually behind funding both sides of military conflict and those doing the funding and instigating have almost always been, how should I say this, the 'good guys.' Yep, westerners on the popular side of conflict are the ones funding the 'bad guys' before they ever are labeled the bad guys.

Prescott Bush, the father and grandfather of George H.W. and George W. respectively, made his fortune by funding the Nazis and Hitler's rise to power. This is the same clan who went after Saddam Hussein in Iraq after they put him in power and armed him in the first place. But why pay attention to details if it interferes with our troop worship and flag waving?

Time and time again we see that the people who make decisions to send troops to war are the very people who profit financially from such wars. Today's troops can see this. It is part of the public record, yet they still do not question their missions. They join the military with a promise never to question orders. Taking history into account, I see no pride in this kind of service.

Recent history provides a very clear lesson for our troops and those who cheer their missions. You have never seen a more clear and egregious example of questionable motivations for military intervention than during the Bush/Cheney administration. A virtual 'who's who' of defense contractors comprised not only the Defense Policy Board, but the office of Vice President. Not to mention that a significant portion of these men signed a document noting that that a 'new Peal Harbor' would be useful in getting public support for their agenda (to increase military spending and activity), and then - just such an attack - the first Pearl Harbor in 60 years took place on 9/11...what a nice coincidence.

Gee, what are the odds of the only 'Pearl Harbor' in 60 years taking place while the men responsible for preventing one (and in positions to create/allow one) were the same men who wrote about benefiting from one. But according to most Americans, it is crazy to suspect them of anything...simply because they are Americans. If Dick Cheney had been a Muslim he would have been hanged 9 years ago.

Unfortunately, the majority of Americans have neither the intellectual curiosity to actually learn about historical events nor the intelligence to actually think about claims made by their leaders or pop-journalism-gate keeping-icons.

For example: Americans have swallowed whole the concept of our troops “protecting our freedom” without ever once asking “how, how does killing foreigners in Iraq or Afghanistan protect our freedom?” Maybe if they asked that question just once and really waited for an answer, a real answer that actually really made sense to them, they would realize there is no answer - because troops killing foreigners have no impact on the freedoms of the American people, and they never will.

Here is another question Americans have not asked, “How can an Iraqi, Pakistani, Afghan or Islamic fundamentalist in other nations take away our freedom?” The answer to this question is of becoming a member of the US Congress.

It is sad that I will be lambasted for speaking the truth about this sensitive subject, but someone has to. The saddest truth however, is that the members of the US military serve today with no honor. They are dangerous and a threat to all free people, here and abroad. In plain terms - they volunteer to kill at the behest of people who have lied to them for generations about why they are being sent to kill. Generations of lies be dammed, they still follow orders, and kill, without question. I repeat - as a human being I see no honor in this.

While it is true that the existence of our military acts to deter nations from invading our shores, credit really should go more to our nuclear arsenal and military technology than to National Guardsman who find themselves shooting at Iraqis in their own homeland. I don't think that it is a deterrent to have private American “security firms” torture, for fun, the “enemies” who are in their own country, in their own neighborhoods, near their own families, and who dare to fight the American military personnel who obliterated their homes, killed their brothers, sisters, children, mothers and fathers, and occupy their soil. The nerve of them!

In the meantime, your freedoms and protections are being systematically eliminated while government protected rights for corporations are expanding beyond your wildest dreams. If this nation had a legitimate mainstream news media you would know this and you would probably take to the streets and revolt because you would realize what some of us already know, your rights, health and wealth have been under assault while you are distracted by bogey men in foreign nations who are supposedly going to take your freedom away!!!

So how free are you and who exactly are the terrorists. Here is how free you are in your own home in your own country. These are just a few examples - off the top of my head. - there are more...but to start...

1. You are not allowed to drink raw milk, no matter how healthy it is, because under certain rare conditions may cause health issues), but you do have the right to smoke chemically addicting cigarettes that when used as directed WILL KILL YOU!
2. You don't have the right to stop your food supply from being contaminated and genetically manipulated, leaving you with no alternative.
3. You don't have the right to collect rain water or grow your own vegetables to feed your family.
4. You have no right to stop corporations from poisoning your air and water.
5. You have no right to treat your ailments naturally because your government has declared that the only way to become healthy is by medications and treatments that will produce big profits for corporations. Healthy food can not benefit your health and if it does the FDA will classify it as a drug.
6. You have no right to raise your child without injecting toxins and dangerous chemicals directly into their blood streams.
7. During the Bush/Cheney administration you had no right to free speech. Special zones called “free speech” zones were created and kept far from Bush and Cheney where those who wanted to speak as free Americans could gather.
8. You are not free to exchange goods and services on your own terms. You must use Federal Reserve Notes, which is NOT U.S. CURRENCY. It is a system of money created and maintained, unconstitutionally, by a cadre of private banks.
9. You are not free to feed homeless people and if you are homeless you are not free to be fed by your fellow citizens.
10. We are not free to know about or have any say about secret activities in which our rulers partake. For example what terrible weapons they create, what biological or chemical programs that may accidentally or purposely destroy us all, how they set up and instigate wars and conflict as well as events that justify actions for which they want to take but have no legitimate justifications.

America is not yet a totalitarian dictatorship, but it is clearly on the way to becoming one. And our beloved troops are doing nothing at all to stop this. What is worse is that some day they may actually be the ones to stop you from doing anything about it. They are already practicing to do so.

So if you want to thank people for protecting your freedom...thank journalists...real ones, not establishment hacks, who try to inform you about what is taking place while you are distracted by nonsense. Thank civil liberty lawyers and staff who don't use their education to make it rich charging criminally high fees for their services. Thank whistle blowers. Thank people who risk a backlash of threats and worse to finally speak the truth to people who simply don't want to know there is a truth beyond the myths that have comforted them throughout their lives. And while you do this I'll thank you for at least listening to these uncomfortable words. Reality is not pretty, but if we all open our eyes to reality maybe we can stop those who make it so ugly.

I don't know about you, but I want to be proud of my country for real reasons, not mythical ones.

Think about it. Jesse Richard – Founder,

NOTE: The military's mandate is not to protect our freedom it is to protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic. Enemies that pose a military threat and have intentions to act against us. They are not there to protect our freedom.

UPDATE: 08-AUG-2011 - 1:40 PM ET - Interestingly enough this site is being attacked right now...and the first attack came from

AND 10 minutes ago a barrage of Chinook military helicopters flew over my home in waves. I grabbed my camera but I missed them. I was on the phone when it happened and the other person could hear them. Not very comforting. What the hell were they doing here? Just in case I vanish...

UPDATE: 08-AUG-2011 - 6:57 PM ET - Our site is being attacked big time. Attacks started coming from and have come from there several times throught the day (we apply temporary blocks when this happens). They are perfoming something called SYNFLOODs but they are not alone. Attacks are coming from all over now, some familiar sources and some not so familiar., and are a few sources that I recognize. This does not mean that these organizations are attacking us but their IP addresses and/or networks are being used in this attack. If you try to reach us and can not try again later. We have backed up the entire site in the event it is taken down.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

One has to wonder what more than 100,000 Japanese, Japanese American and OTJ (Other Than Japanese) and OTJA (Other than Japanese American) hibakusha are experiencing today in Japan? This Saturday, thousands if not hundreds of thousands will attend the Hiroshima peace ceremony. All of Japan will have a moment of peace where everyone in Japan will stop what they're doing. My mom is going to be there...Cindy Sheehan. She is going to speak about the horrors of nuclear war. But this year will be special. This year on 3/11/2011, Japan was again nuked. Not this time by We the People but by what Eisenhower warned us about...the military industrial complex. In case you didn't know and readers of this blog already know that General Electric was responsible for this disaster. And Japan was once again nuked. I wonder what more than 100,000 Japanese, Japanese American and OTJ (Other Than Japanese) and OTJA (Other than Japanese American) hibakusha are are experiencing today in Japan?

Anger? Depression? Confusion? Sure isn't happiness. This week, especially on 2011, this memorial will be reinforced by the disaster in Fukushima and I have a feeling that the end of all nukes as we know it will be pressed. Writing this blog this week is really tough It's tough because One set of family were victims of a nuclear bomb while in another other part of Japan, the family with my surname is experiencing the same thing. neither are justifiable but I found it ironic that our family's disaster in Japan is complete. Now both are victims of American nuclear power.


If there is a way to express my anger, I would. I would release my anger and relieve the tension I have inside of me. I would then release the demons of greed and evil that makes men lusting for nukes. I don't know what to do anymore, but tolerate it...and get an upset stomach...LOL. I'll never know what it's like to be a hibakusha nor will I know what it's like to see my culture possibly thrown out because a nuclear power plant exploded and contaminated my home country. But I now this, I may be the last of my family lineage if our family and their lands are contaminated. It's not that I want to know, but it's the reality I'll face from here on out. Knowing that I don't have kids to continue our family lineage in the U.S.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I noticed something-and it ain't good.

I have this really cute picture of our little prog Molly Malloy! She is such a sweetie

She is next to the greatest congressperson around. Dennis Kucinich! But take a look at Molly's lapel. Next to the Jr. Officer patch is a little flag. What flag is that? Let me blow it up:

It's the Canadian flag. What is a Canadian flag doing on Molly's jacket? Isn't Molly a U.S. citizen? Why, yes she is! Does that mean she hate America? No. But it does mean that she and her kind, her parents Mike and Kathy Malloy aren't liked in return by Americans. Why? Because they are liberals/progressives. More and more, people like the Malloys are hated. They are so hated that Mike, according to a phone cal I had with him, has more guns than the law should allow. Does that mean he wnats his guns taken away?
He has a carry conceal permit and name me one CCL holder who wants their guns taken away! None that I know of. But why is Mike carrying? Because there are idiots out there who would kill people like the Malloys in a heartbeat. Mike said that he has a permit, he's taking all the classes, upgrading his permit, and qualifies. But why does a liberal/progressive need a gun? Because  the people who disagree with him, would kill him and his family.
The Norway terrorist: Anders Behring Breivik's manifesto, which denounced Norwegian politicians as failing to defend the country from Islamic influence, quoted Robert Spencer, who operates the Jihad Watch Web site, 64 times, and cited other Western writers who shared his view that Muslim immigrants pose a grave danger to Western culture.

Breivik's manifesto also includes other U.S. right winged bloggers. But this is in Norway. And Norway is a right-to-carry country. Canada isn't. So does this mean that having a gun will protect you? Not always, BUT, it proves that there are terrorists out there who are easily influenced by the garbage of hatred on the right and are willing to kill because they believe that either

  1. God
  2. Republicans
  3. Conservatives
  4. Ayn Rand
  5. Free Market
  6. Pro-life

And other conservative agendas must be fulfilled to have a more perfect nation.
So what do we do? Respond in kind? Maybe, but only in defense. but if you're not the killing type and you feel that even in defense is wrong, then maybe the Malloys have a point.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sue G.E., TEPCO and Hitachi

I am currently in Facebook, but am asking any and everyone to join this group outside of Facebook to join this group. Here is the idea

I started a group called: We the People vs. G.E., TEPCO and Hitach (​ef=home#!/home.php?sk=grou​p_180447202015782&ap=1 )i and we need you to join up and help our brothers and sisters in the Pacific Northwest. If G.E. CEO Jeffrey Immelt thinks he can hide behind the Obama Administration and contaminated the U.S. because of Fukushima, he has another thing coming. We also need attorneys who specialize in torts. Oh and if you're a righty who hates Obama, you too can join.
Please sign up and support the idea of suing these corporations and protect the people of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest and Canada too.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Our School System: Why can't Johnny rede

Dear Principal Tarin,

My how things changed since 1984. Last time I was there, there were only three grades. Seems like someone put in four. But after visiting your website, I may be wrong, but apparently, civics or government is not being taught. I find this disturbing as most of my basic government education experience was brought forth by government. I also find it disturbing, no fault of your own, that in this time of "change", topics like: taxes, health and the Constitution is not being taught.

Taxes are the lifeline of public institutions. Schools like Reseda High relies on taxes to keep afloat. According to liberal talk show host Thom Hartmann:

Hartmann explains that taxes are used to protect our public infrastructure and maintaining these public infrastructure allows people to work. Taxes are not to be used for corporations, but lately, since Reagan, corporations are given tax breaks and We the People need to pay for it. We pay in the way of: corporations destroying our roads like Wal-Mart, using our police and fire department, and employees of Wal-Mart are given forms for welfare because employees are not allowed to work full time, thus receiving benefits because they are under the poverty level.

Health care is another form of saving money. More money is spent on people without insurance because there is no single payer plan. George Bush did say: "After all, you just go to an emergency room

" That is sickening. And did you know that health care is a Constitutional right?

--Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states: --Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states: "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and GENERAL WELFARE OF THE UNITED STATES; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States". Congress is therefore constitutionally authorized to enact health care legislation that ensures the GENERAL WELFARE, and is authorized to levy taxes to fund it. That's how you're getting paid and how Reseda High is still a high school and not razed to be a Wal-Mart

Yes I know I'm preaching to the choir, but the people we need to preach to, are watching and hearing adults say: I HATE TAXES! TAXES IS SOCIALISM! (They got that right) and GOVERNMENT IS EVIL! But suffice to say, schools are the servant to We the People and educating the commons is a vital part of the learning process? Not how test scores are from No Child Left Behind:

We failed our students arguably since 1981, but should we continue down that path of least resistance or should we educate the students of the truth and prepare them for the they: A.P. or Continuation students?


Know that those subjects are required, but the titles have changed. Government is a 12th grade class. Civics as you knew it is no longer covered alone, but incorporated within the curriculum in two Social Studies courses.

As for the three vs four grades, we picked up the ninth grade that actually helps students in the long run since 9th grade classes are part of the graduation requirements. Before those were at the Jr. high level and quality control was not with the high school.

Tim know that even with the high stakes testing Reseda HS works to educate our students for the real world, now that the state testing is closer aligned to our curriculum(standards) it’s easier to do. Now don’t get me wrong I do not agree with all of NCLB, but look at how well we’ve been doing on the API the state measure.

Nice communicating with you.

Alfredo Tarin, Principal


Sunday, June 26, 2011

If Only

Michele Bachmann says she would make divorce amongst heteroes a felony

Views: Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said as president she would back a constitutional amendment that would only offer marriage between a man and a woman
Views: Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said as president she would back a constitutional amendment that would only offer marriage between a man and a woman and making divorce a felony.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Education Dilemma

I hate math! I'm an Asian American and I hate math. How does that joke go? How do you know your house was burglarized by an Asian/? Your math homework is done and your computer is upgraded. The computer part is a cinch. The math? Let's just say that English is my forté...and I'm speaking French. AAAUGH. But I digress. It's more than just breaking stereotypes, it's an actual phobia of numbers. But I wasn't always like that. When i was in the sixth grade, I asked my mom if she could teach me calculus. When I saw her book from Japan, it had weird designs!

I looked at the formula and I was enthralled. When my mother taught me, I was actually getting it. Then something happened. I had to go back to reality and learn basic math. Then when i went to Jr. High (middle school for you young ones), I remained in remedial math...all the way to high school. But this apathy which started in elementary school encompassed my whole educational process and I sucked at: English, science, history, government, social studies...except P.E. Hell, I even sucked at the trade classes like auto mechanic and agriculture. Looking back, you know that saying hindsight being 20/20, I was bored.

My mother teaching me calculus (without a calculator) broke me from the mold of do your homework and return it back to your teacher. I mean it was refreshing! Then I got the news from my counselor. Tim you are not graduating. You cannot walk and will have to attend summer school to receive your diploma. My counselor said if I applied myself, I would have graduated like my relatives before me.

That destroyed me.

I said no more. I am going to get my diploma, join the Army and travel. The Army didn't want me. So what was I supposed to do? Oh well, I was a goof, so I might as well go to the 13th grade. I attended community college. I wanted to be an LAPD cop. But the LAPD didn't want me. So I dropped out of the Administration of Justice program and got into general ed. I just took classes for the Hell of it. Then I met a guy who said if I wanted an easy A, take Asian American Studies. I did and something strange happened. I was interested.

Back from K-12, I learned this: Columbus Discovered America in 1492. Then the Pilgrims came. Then the forefathers. Then there was the revolutionary war because of taxation without representation (LIE:, then the settlers head out west. you can see the wagon trails  to this day. Then the east and west met, Then WW1 then WW2, then VE Day. Then VJ day and the next grade up it started all over again. Same thing for 12 years.

But in community college., my instructor said, "This is not high school. I could not care less if you want to come to class. If you fail then it's your decision." I had the opportunity to do what I want? I loved it! So what did I do? I learned. I started to take classes because I wanted to learn. I learn that yes, Columbus came to the Americas in 1492 and in 1493, came back and raped, murdered and enslaved the Carib and Aruac Natives in the Caribbean Isles. I learned that the pilgrims were also murderers, cut-throats and the civil war was not to free the slaves but to destroy the economy's south because of the free labor.

I also learned about the rednecks at Blair Mountain and their movement for labor rights in the 1900s. I learned about what happened to my family during WWII

Not only did I learn, I got mad. I was mad what happened, and then I was mad that the commons failed me from K-12. I brought this up to the Principal in my high school and he stopped corresponding with me when I asked: why must A.P. students learn about what happened during WWII, the surprise attack that was NOT a surprise, the All-Japanese American military company, the torture of Aruac and Caribs, the genocide and so on.

I told him how boring school was because the curriculum was just rehashed over and over and over ad nauseum ad infinitum. I also brought up Rednecks and the discussion about 40 acres and a mule came up and some black friends were pissed that Japanese Americans received compensation and not them? I had to explain that the last of the slaves died in the early 1990s I believe so reparation does not apply.


They can receive reparation for Plessy vs, Ferguson, They asked what's that? I said: Separate but equal or Jim Crowe Law. The 14th Amendment prohibits that and it wasn't until Brown vs. the Board of Education that overturned PvF in 1954. So anyone born before the BvBOE were victims of Plessy and qualify for reparations. I learned this in college but not through K-12. Why? Because the district is racist? Not necessarily. But with NCLB making it worse, it's the answer to being naive and educationally dumbed down.

But this is what motivated me to learn and honestly, I can go back to my school and challenge the instructor. But it all happened when I graduated high school, albeit late. is there hope? So long as we don't allow censorship to happen, the ONLY alternative to stupidity is a liberal/progressive educational system. And what is the difference between a liberal educational system and someone like Michele Bachmann? The opportunity to criticize and critique any and all information. Many were taught to not question authority, but the failure to do so leads to being gullible. Who would have thought that the Boston Tea Party was NOT about taxation but the corporate takeover of small businesses by the East India tea company or the Wal Martizing...thanks to King George's harebrained idea of bailing out the company? Eventually you start asking about

Sherman anti-trust Act
Glass Steagall
Gramm Leach Bliley
Patriot Act

And other important topics that would vastly affect you and me and the future of our children. In conclusion, we will need to revamp our educational system and learn to use critical thought to make it past the first grade. We also need teachers and professor to teach what is the truth without the corporate influences watering down the truth. And maybe, MAYBE one day I'll like math. Oh and support your teachers and professors.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Japan Times is censoring news or opinion criticizing the government, General Electric and TEPCO. I have sent various opinions and counter opinions that none have posted. Prior to the nuclear disaster, my opinions used to post once ot twice a month. I even had an argument during the 2008 elections of an effigy of Sara Palin being hanged. I told the people in Japan that it's part of our Constitution that allows us to speak our mind. And I told the editor that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy and Secret Service had no problem. But it all stopped. Then i stopped, until I read a letter from a conservative named Grant Piper of Tokyo. We had our back-and-forth and I hope Japan Times post my opinion. This is what he wrote:

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Impossible to live without risks

In the debate about continued use of nuclear energy in Japan, I do not understand the demand to abandon nuclear energy unless industry and government can "prove to us that they are 100 percent confident that the plants are safe and that accidents such as those that occurred at Fukushima after March 11 will never happen again," as Kristin Newton writes in her June 16 letter, "Proving one's nuclear confidence."
If one refuses life choices without a foolproof guarantee of safety, then how can one live? Life is risky, all the time, and eventually every one of us will die. Failing a reliable safety guarantee, the next option is to define and pursue a reasonable degree of safety. That definition and pursuit ought to frame the debate, not a mawkish appeal to our or our children's safety.

Demanding 100 percent safety is a fetish of the petulant and disgruntled who want to press their point in a time of crisis. It contravenes the definition of right reason.
Sometimes they have a good point, and sometimes they don't. But the demand doesn't get us anywhere. Getting out of bed in the morning is dangerous. You start your day and you don't know how it will end. Accidents happen. That's why they're called that.

For the record, the nuclear industry is statistically safer than any other kind of commercial power production. We don't need accidents like Fukushima, Chernobyl or Three Mile Island to tell us that nuclear power is dangerous.

We know it's dangerous, and that excessive safety claims are mere rhetoric to help us live with ourselves.
Driving a car or flying in a commercial carrier are more dangerous (they kill or maim more people) than the nuclear industry, but we do not abandon them every time there is a highway accident or airline incident. But I could be wrong.

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer's own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

So I responded back by writing a letter to the editor about his comment

I have to agree with Grant Piper's piece: "Impossible to live without risks" of Tokyo. Yes, there are risk we face everyday. As Piper said, "Getting out of bed in the morning is dangerous. You start your day and you don't know how it will end. Accidents happen. That's why they're called that."

Well Mr. Piper, if you've come to the conclusion that with the increase of radioactivity and the possibility of radiation sickness and death is part and parcel for your life, fine. Call it an accident as you accepted your fate. But please, don't collectively group the other 127 million people in Japan nor the 350 million U.S. citizen who by no fault nor choice of their own will be affected.

Accident you say? Even then back in 1973, three scientists claimed that the plant in Fukushima was a disaster in the making, yet the government and lobbyists continued down this path? Sure seems like premeditation to me, and now our lands in the United States' west coast, livestock and people will be affected by the inanity of a few who made off with a lot of money? And you still call that an accident.

I mean if you feel hopeless and you reside to the fact that shikata ga nai is the only proper terminology in this lexicon of nuclear disaster, fine. But please do not pull the rest of us down to your level.
I doubt they'll post this. so I'll post it here in my blog. If you want you can send a letter to the editor...I dare you!

Monday, June 13, 2011 - The Website of the Republican Majority in Congress - The Website of the Republican Majority in Congress

I was surprised how the Republican Party stress the importance of budget cutting and wasteful spending, but blatantly forces everyone to pay for their website. is a governmental, tax-paid site promoting the GOP. Here is the about:

A Pledge to America - Following Through on our Promise
Americans need no reminder that the challenges we face are enormous. Our economy has declined and our debt has mushroomed with the loss of millions of jobs. The social fabric that binds us as citizens, families and communities is unraveling. Voices in and out of government whisper that our standing as the world’s leader of democracy and economic growth is ending.

The American people do not accept these counsels of timidity, failure, and despair. In town halls and on public squares, in every corner of this country, people have gathered and spoken out – in small groups and larger crowds, through phone calls and in letters, through websites and new technologies.

Legislators in Washington have imposed an agenda that doesn’t reflect the priorities of the people. What’s worse, the most important decisions are made behind closed doors, where a flurry of backroom deals has supplanted the will of the people.

It's time to do away with the old agendas: that much is clear. It's not enough, however, to swap out one set of leaders for another. Structure dictates behavior, so we have drafted this blueprint on a process of listening to the American people and fielding their concerns and ideas for turning things around.

The American people have humbled us. They have reminded us that the privilege to serve is temporary. Hard work and tough decisions will be required of the 112th Congress. No longer can we fall short. No longer can we kick the can down the road. In November, the people voted to end business as usual, and thus, we begin carrying out their instructions. This is our guidebook as we move forward.

This is our Pledge to America.

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    Pays for their website and hosting. Why then are the Republicans forcing:

    America First Party 2002

    American 3rd Party 1990

    American Nazi Party 1959 World Union of Free Enterprise National Socialists
    American Party 1969

    American Populist Party 2009

    American Reform Party 1997

    American Third Position Party 2010

    America's Independent Party 2008

    Boston Tea Party 2006

    Citizens Party of the United States 2004 New American Independent Party
    Constitution Party 1992 U.S. Taxpayers' Party
    Communist Party of the United States of America 1919

    Christian Liberty Party 1996 American Heritage Party
    Democratic Party 1828
    Alliance of Democrats
    Freedom Road Socialist Organization ( faction) 1985

    Freedom Road Socialist Organization ( faction) 1985

    Freedom Socialist Party 1966

    Green Party of the United States 2001
    Global Greens
    Independent American Party 1998

    Independence Party of America 2007

    Jefferson Republican Party 2006

    Labor Party 1996

    Libertarian National Socialist Green Party 1997

    Libertarian Party 1971

    Modern Whig Party 2008

    National Socialist Movement 1974

    New Union Party 1974

    Objectivist Party 2008

    Party for Socialism and Liberation 2004

    Peace and Freedom Party 1967

    Populist Party of America 2002

    Progressive Labor Party 1961 Progressive Labor Movement *
    Prohibition Party 1869

    Raza Unida Party 1970

    Reform Party of the United States of America 1995

    Revolutionary Communist Party, USA 1975

    Socialist Action 1983
    Fourth International
    Socialist Alternative 1986
    Committee for a Workers' International
    Socialist Equality Party 1966 Workers League International Committee of the Fourth International
    Socialist Labor Party of America* 1876 Workingmen's Party
    Socialist Party USA 1973

    Socialist Workers Party 1938
    Pathfinder tendency (unofficial)
    U.S. Marxist–Leninist Organization 1981

    United States Marijuana Party 2002

    United States Pirate Party 2006
    Pirate Parties International
    Unity Party of America 2004

    Workers Party 2003

    Workers World Party 1959

    Working Families Party 1998

    World Socialist Party of the United States

    To pay to host their website when none of these people are in no way connected to them? Is this what the GOP stands for? Forcing their policy and belief on others and if we don't follow, pay for them to host their website on a taxpayer-paid server? I think it's time we stand up to the GOP and say: No, we won't pay for website using tax money