When Stonewall happened that fateful night on June 27, 1969 nobody expected it. Just a typical payoff to the cops kind of night, with a slight irregularity to it; like the day George Floyd was killed, a typical kill a black guy kind of day with a little irregularity to it.
The killing of George Floyd was not that unusual by itself. Racist cop called in on a minor infraction treating a black suspect like he’s some kind of animal. Four Boys in Blue cuffing a black man for ”possibly” passing a counterfeit $20 in a local bodega, roughly pushing him across the street to the back side of their cruiser, then throwing him to the ground where he starts bleeding.… Read the rest
My Father was a bartender in New York City in the 1950’s. He worked in a bar off Central Park South on Seventh Avenue for over a decade and dreamed of one day buying the business, being his own boss and not being the boss’s “slave”. One night, an Irish bookkeeper from a bowling alley in Hoboken, New Jersey showed up with just the right amount of money to go into a 50/50 partnership. Dad would be the worker and Joe the paper pusher. They bought the business and renamed Crimmins Bar, The SOUTHMOOR Cafe. Central Park had been a swamp or a moor, and Central Park South is south of the moor, hence SOUTHMOOR Café.… Read the rest
As Americans become more aware of the history of slavery, it’s essential that we understand the root of the problem. Modern slavery did not start on a happy plantation that was “Gone With the Wind”, but by the French, Dutch and British East India Trading Companies; corporation which from their beginnings were not just concerned with protecting the assets of their investors while they were engaged in both trade and politics, but were bent on ruling the world. They were using slave labor, transporting enslaved people throughout the East, and expanded into the America’s as demand for slaves increased.
In the 18th Century a man’s worth was judged by how many people he could command.… Read the rest
I like to write with a pen on paper. I like food and I like people. I’m a
waiter. I like being a waiter. I like describing food, writing orders,
interacting with customers, giving the order to the cook, serving the food, seeing
satisfied families, couples and people.
I like the job. It fits like a
I used to work at AT&T and while there I was running
Human Resources type sessions about Hertzberg Motivational Hygiene Theory. The bottom line was that the “Work Itself” is
the most compelling reason people are satisfied in a job, and satisfied people
stay in their job. … Read the rest
A Crime Against Humanity
I’m definitely not an Early Adapter to the technology. I was and Early Adapter to a lot of things when I was “earlier”, but since becoming “later”, I’m slower to adapt. I also am no longer impressed with the “first” of anything.
In all cases concerning our new and improved technologies, screen time has increased and human contact has decreased. The Screen requires our complete attention. We serve the machine in the name of efficiency and profit, and where is all this newly found profit going? Probably the same place all the newly found time we have from all these new labor saving devices, our imagination.… Read the rest
It’s not for being my well being,
…but for any being on the planet
…to be in need just shouldn’t be.
The laws of equilibrium dictate
…that the Political Economy will not equilibrate
…till the wages in Africa
…are at par with the wages here.
IF IT’S NOT CHOCOLATE DON’T EAT IT
2001… Read the rest
In January, Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, authorized the unrestricted commercial cultivation of genetically modified alfalfa from sea to shinning sea. Within one year of this planting, the entire milk supply and cattle feedlot in this country could potentially be contaminated. Next came the sugar beets that account for half of America’s sugar supply. The “third shoe to drop” came as Tom Vilsack approved the splicing of the enzyme alpha amylase into corn used to manufacture ethanol.
Friday January 28, 2011 New York Times, B1 – U.S. APPROVES PLANTING OF MODIFIED ALFALFA
Saturday February 5, 2011 New York Times, B3 – U.S.
… Read the rest
2011 – Most Important Year in History
Over the years, I’ve noticed that the last few weeks in January frequently have some astrological earth shattering news or entrepreneurial opportunity smack me in the face like when I discovered you can use now services from http://elitist-gaming.com for your video games. This year was no different: “The year 2011will be one of the most important in human history“, says ASTROLOGY TODAY (Jan 2011) ….accelerated time of change….incorporate new views…. be willing to innovate…be an agent of change…leap in collective consciousness ….no separation between spiritual and physical …as we help others we help ourselves.”… Read the rest