Wednesday, October 31, 2018

UCR-RUSD MEETING RUNUP

THE PEYTON PLACE SIDE OF SCHOOL -

BSC, CA – The next meeting to decide whether UCR gets to partner with RUSD and build a high school for elites on campus at the detriment to Blaine-Watkins traffic, auguring the local neighborhood, is Part 2. The discussion area on November 1st has been expanded to make room for a larger crowd than before, and is set for Conference Rooms C& D, housed in the building pictured below, a familiar sight on University Ave.


The meeting time is 6PM Thursday[originally Thor's Day before Stan The Man]. Parking is available but this blog spot recommends that you have $3 for parking, just in case. It is also recommended that you arrive early to get up to speed, formulate your input, and be ready to speak in the 3 min window, if you have something to say. This is a hot button issue and the start of November, the run-up to our coming midterm elections.

There is also something in the air about universities expanding their size footprint that doesn't just concern Riverside, not by a long shot. You may think that college is training tomorrow's leaders, but is it really training tomorrow's citizens to be replacements? This is a point to ponder upon as you make the jump. Read the Peyton Place side of UCR. It all begins with No Buses in Super Kmart parking lot.

Remember this picture from a few days ago?

Photo taken through glass producing reflections - Sorry
 Today that same area looks like this but from an opposite angle with no glass reflections.

Looking toward UCR campus.
What happened?? Did the lights come on in the kitchen at 2am in the morning and your neighbor isn't an elite? Since this is all about money and not the students, high school or college, it gets better. It isn't just the Strikers who have said UCR bargains in bad faith.


According to sources, instead of emailing the people who signed the sheet at the last meeting, supporters and people who live outside the neighborhood were emailed instead to load the dice. Where's Donna Brazile when you really need her? And there's parking.


This special 'high school on campus' meeting could have been held at a free RUSD parking lot after hours using an auditorium instead of a hustle or a hassle over UCR Lot 50, located on both rear sides of the Extension Center, which also houses people.


But you see this program isn't really for students, high schoolers, around here hence no local HS involvement, By now you must be asking yourself, is there another bend around these Twin Peaks?


Yes, but don't panic as JC would say, just follow the link and show up for the Nov. 1st UCR+RUSD meeting. Speak Up and Vote.



Friday, October 26, 2018

COLLEGE STRIKE TOUR

UC HAS CENK OUTLOOK -

BSC, CA – The modern era of Dr. Ford's focus on ridiculous data actually started with the Bernie Sanders election crookedness of Hillary and the DNC that took the help of TV expert ex-CNN person Donna Brazile, on the East coast. On the West coast it was KK, Disney, and The Force Awakens with  Round-head Johnson giving movie fans grief over finding fault with his SW movie TLJ. This population segment doesn't believe itself involved in politics, like any cosplay, geek or gamer group, but they are!

The liberal movement to tell blatant public lies and get your way followed with the unverified acts only work if you do not fact check the truth for yourself over the internet, pretty much like Kamala Harris' crime ridden poor district she reps for but lives outside of in a $4.5M house. This truth was followed by Senator 'Indian Princess' Summer Fall Winter Spring Warren [Howdy Doody, for you older readers], who is whiter than David Duke but relied on privilegeto move up the Harvard University professorship ladder aheadof actual minorities.

'High cheekbones' doncha know

You may be asking yourself just what this has to do with the UC strikers but as we all saw at the UCR meeting, there is the UCR version; proof that the university has a Cenk Uygur mindset [see vid after the jump] born a Turkish Muslim but renounced the religion and became an atheist worth $5,000,000 by being host of the talk show "The Young Turks" plus his many appearances on television. His very recent debate with Tucker Carlson in LA yielded the critique video. UC, however, is no Rite Aid, a strike also covered here.

Let's look at the conflict first, and please remember, this is the University administration, not the fine teaching staff employed at the state school campuses.

For over 20 months AFSCME 3299 members have been bargaining with UC's disrespectful proposals. Workers at the schools and medical centers are asking for livable wages, health benefits, safe staffing levels, job security, and an end to inequality. Workers are taking a stand and demanding justice as the people who feed students every day, keep the campus clean, and assist medical patients during difficult times. They deserve our respect and support, but not as second class citizens.


While liberals tout the 'migrant horde' coming toward America as deserving workers and single moms, let's see how single moms are really treated, not the lip service given out as sound bites for the lamestream media.

“I came to work [at] UCI [Irvine] because it offered me and my family benefits and job security. I am a single mother of two boys, one of which is on the autism spectrum. Protecting and defending [our] contract is all for my children. I am ready to strike again and I will do whatever it takes to make sure I can provide a better future [for] my sons. United we stand for solidarity.” - Teresa Ramos, UCI


With the minimum wage set to increase and Mickey Dees replacing human workers [many touted retirees and young adults out of high school] with robot kiosks, here's what the AFSCME workers want:

  • Wages, 6% a year with steps.
  • No healthcare increases.
  • No pension cuts.
  • No emergency layoffs.
  • No contracting out of jobs [this means YOU, migrants from Honduras and elsewhere].

Now here is what UC wants to offer the union workers:

  • Wages, 2% a year with no steps.
  • Increase healthcare premium by 17-61%.
  • Benefit cuts – 401k opt out.
  • Emergency layoffs with little or no warning.
  • Contracting out worker jobs whenever they want [hello Honduras workers]

Though the fight for equality isn't over, the strike locations were only public on campus this time from October 23-25, 2018. Please see AFSCME3299.org for more info. Thank you.


And now an independent evaluation of the Tucker Carlson-Cenk Uygur debate from someone who cares and thinks. And remember, a religion provides you with a moral compass. With no religion of any kind, you are your own moral compass. But don't take my word for it.





Friday, October 12, 2018

Meet Erich von Däniken

Is Hidden Past Our Future? -

BSC, CA – Eschatology is the study of the end times and what is to come. Most of this study is taken in the context of accepted theologian studies and dogma. What changed the scenario is a non-canon book written by a canonical character, a historical man named Enoch. This is the man whom the empty head setting is placed in the Seder Supper for. Why? Because he never died, according to written history.

Aside from being an interesting OT personage way, way back in the day, Enoch wrote a book which was spoken of but lost until recent times [1800s]. If you lift Genesis and Revelation both from the Bible and then connect those two books with Enoch in the middle, you have the idea of the imagery. However, the book style is first person and you are there. If you haven't read it, I suggest you do.


It is said that the Book of Enoch is too Christian for Jews and too Jewish for Christians, but the truth is the book unites our worldwide buried relics with the Divine from recorded history, and on one such boy of 17, it made a profound difference for many of us to come. In his own words, author and hotel man, Erich von Däniken.

And now, author, Erich von Däniken.




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BLUES UNDER A HALLOWEEN SKY

NICE CROWD ENJOYS MUSIC, FOOD, and DANCE

BSC, CA – When a great part of your life is on the Mighty Miss, albeit north of the Delta where it all started, there is a commonality between people and music but not between seasons I'm afraid. The blues is a warm weather phenomenon being out of the hot, sweaty South. Riverside's weather Saturday would be a brisk Halloween in Mississippi, hence our Cover Girl.


According to the people I talked to, the amply spaced area had a more blues cruise crowd than a land festival, which is kind of a shame, because the music was hot and the musicians cool. Per quote by blues guitarist Buddy Reed, blues music is about being drunk, broke, lonesome, and working up a sweat, so to speak. That's hot weather stuff and this is October southern Cali, see again our cover girl.

After the jump we pick our best shots from this year's Annual Riverside West Coast Blues Festival. Take a break and enjoy the Fest.

The entrance was indeed off Market and the skies were cloudy thanks to an active Pacific.

 The set list was on display.


 Unlike a regular venue, parking was guaranteed available with an equipment shuttle.


White Park, the first in Riverside, a city of over 300K, shows original landscape while all around the rectangular two-block plot has changed several times. You feel the heart of the city.





And of course, there were the vendors.








Among others, this music dealer is where I bought my copy of Chicago Bound, Chess Blues, R&B, and Rock 'N' Roll,  all on British Import label Fantastic Voyage. As stated in the preview post, the blues spread northward along Hwy 61 from Mississippi [the state] where the music was gritty and woeful up to Chicago, becoming more sophisticated in the Windy City. The CD captures that period of 1948-62, including 3 numbers done by Riverside's own Etta James, who I saw back in the day. The blues also spread westward across the South, arriving in Austin, Texas. All 3 forms of blues found their way to the RWCBF on Saturday. And it all happened at the gazebo deep in the park.

Dirty Works Blues Band


Infinite Soul  with Gina Graham started with just the band,

...before the bass man did some front man time,

...finally headlining Gina Graham with Infinite Soul, who belted out a few tunes.

Blues guitarist Buddy Reed and The Rip It Ups

Sporting shades and a tie as red as his old guitar once was, 'Winter cool', Buddy Reed.

But it became Papa Buddy Reed sans sunglasses when his daughter played the congas

Abby Girl and The Real Deal



Meanwhile you may wonder about the crowd, going from a single couple dancing...


To more people joining in as the sun stayed bluesy..


The non-alcoholic in the park crowd watched mostly as temps stayed cool, with the term 'west coast' implying that the stand-up bass, an instrument originally found in jazz groups had made its way to blues bands signifying an expansion to another fringe music era, be-bop, noted for step rhymes and dance sound [think 40s b&w black musical numbers and jitterbug couples].

Pacemaker The All Star Revue


Of the two bands left before my goose bumps got the best of me, it is October, only The Chris Fast Band housing swing blues Chicago flavor with big band sound best demonstrated the dance ability needed for today's blues cruise using a stand up bass outside of rockabilly or ska.




Songs like The Flirt, You Better Watch Yourself, and 7 Little Steps, got the crowd up on their feet





Though the festival wasn't over, the light was starting to wan and so was I. Till next year, ta ta for now.