Watch “.@StopLAPDSpying on Lack of Transparency at #LAPD #LosAngeles #Police Commission April 18, 2017” on YouTube

This group from Los Angeles work really hard to know and understand how the police begin to threaten us, the average citizen. I’m so grateful for the day I met them at occupy los angeles many years ago. Keep up-to-date so you can understand the police state reality where you live.
#GlobalPoliceStateStanddown

Welcome To The Police State

Tonight I went to visit them at Palm Springs City Council, “welcome to the police state” said the metal detector now used at the front door.

I just spoke of that discomfort, “I do not consent” was a previous statement I made to them, yet I was grateful for the obvious statement by the city of their fear, even though I do not consent to the violent mindset government agenda of this “sanctuary city.”

Oooooohhhh they have a mess and way too many men, even if many speak with a women’s touch there, the woman’s voice as “mom” is missing most. Violence is being endorsed to protect a fear based reality that is dependent on violent actions to provide security. I just know, we reap what we sow.

I was grateful to not need to endure a prayer/invocation in the meeting and thankful for testimony on agenda was first. Some good yet, mostly bad vibes from #psp, the hometown of my daughter’s school.

The changes Moon has made as mayor are appreciated and observed.

<3nikiV

Bullying Government

#OccupyCityHall
Desert Hot Springs, CA
7 Feb 17
City Council Meeting

I push buttons. Sometimes, I push buttons so people can see themselves for exactly how they are, the people they have become.

The bullies we are, play the games of the masses for the intentions and purposes of others, usually the corporate players or campaign contributors. The true individuals we are have been lost in the confusion of the part of the story we’re missing. That’s when having good friends are important.

The belief that “my religious beliefs” trumps those of others, falls in our government under the agreement for our union the Constitution protects. Does our Constitution not separate the church and those beliefs from imposition in government, like at city council meetings?

It’s shocking to me that we still need to wait for this correction. #PeopleAreStupid is still truth on planet earth.

How Big Are Gasps

http://dataphys.org/list/

The truth is always in the raw random data. If the extremes are off of the board, you have no clue about reality and someone needs to do more research (not cut back openness to the truth of our real condition!), but research for the sample testing.  #random, seriously, use random people, all dimensions (age appropriate of course).

The Need 4 Change

Requires each of us to find a way to share our voice.
Each of us is holding a key to the context of this nation we need to address right now.  If you are reading this, then you know what I mean because you are not watching reruns of Dukes of Hazard or playing a video game that does little than occupy your mind for a time.

To be governed requires a lot of work by those of us who know what we want in our nation for our children.  The future we want for them, and the future we DO NOT WANT for them.  I think the latter is, right now, the most important thing we need to communicate to our government.

Our government creates ways to govern us, more and more ways to “fix” the areas where there are conflicts and problems, mostly through new laws or another new program that will address the area that is not “right.”  We are doing too much of that now without really thinking and researching the development of circumstances and not bothering or managing to find the roots of that which led the government to even want to address it with a new law or ordinance, regulation or policy.

Be sure to go to your next City Council, County Commissioner or State Legislative meeting where you can give them some information — what you think they should do, and be sure to tell them in explicit terms what you will and will not consent to in their actions.

Stop the overreaching of our governments wherever you find a need, and do it with a smile because remember, they are our neighbors and, sometimes, friends.  Be kind, but direct, matter-of-fact and succinct, clear and concise and consent that is not given is one they are not allowed to take, even though that is the modus operendi.  Remind them so they know without a doubt exactly what you do and do not consent for them to do.

Welcome To Occupy City Hall

Hello.

Welcome to Occupy City Hall.  This space is created to share the common experience of “Fighting City Hall.”  I have found, in my engaging with City Halls, its less of me fighting them and more of them revealing their true personal issues and political agendas through the way they treat those who come to City Hall to help form a consensual government.

I have discovered, while I am on the “non-violent” team, they are not.  They are purveyors and supporters of violence and bullying in our communities to make their agenda the only one relevant for us all to live with as we have been bullied out of our City Halls and told we cannot fight them.  Exposing them for the bullies they are, can help form an acceptable public policy to allow Safe Space for the People to participate equally (!!!) with those elected to make final decisions — and THAT IS ALL THEY HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO DO.  They were not elected to use the public office and resources like the police force to make their voice the only one heard!

This is the weapon of my choice.  My first link is to one of the most egregious acts of oppression of the voice in a regulated speaking environment I’ve ever experienced.  This one action by the President of the Los Angeles City Council President, supported and empowered by its City Attorney, is the inspiration for this blog’s existence.

http://lacity.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=129&clip_id=13742&meta_id=255044

To give a context, I do not actually live in Los Angeles.  I was a longtime resident there and live in nearby Palm Springs area.  I often weekend and spend holidays in Los Angeles, I do work in Los Angeles and my daughter wants to attend UCLA when she graduates high school.  I consider Los Angeles my “Big City” and where I live is a part of it.  I first started attending Los Angeles City Council meetings in the Spring of 2014, as a part of the “Wave of Action” within the Occupy Movement.  My personal “Wave of Action” was “Global Police State Standdown” or “#GPSS”, and City Hall is where I focused that Wave of Action through the use of Public Comment.

So, this appearance was maybe my 6th or 7th appearance before the Los Angeles City Council.  I believe this was the first agenda item I spoke on this day.  I really just came to the meeting to give a general public invite to the upcoming Occupy Los Angeles event 11 October 2014.  When I gave my card for General Public Comment, I randomly asked the Sergeant at Arms “what topic should I speak on?”  And, randomly or otherwise, he responded with “Item 30,” so that is what I selected.  When I took my seat again and looked at Agenda Item 30, I smiled inside as I pulled the book from my bag I brought along on my trip to City Hall:  Life In Schools by Peter McLaren.  I opened the book and read a couple of diary entries, but it was the one from October 11 that seemed serendipitous in its message, and given my experience in jail and the proposed agenda item, I thought the advice was perfect to give direction to Los Angeles City Staff for this agenda Item.

Notwithstanding my use of traditional Toastmaster speaking protocol:  icebreaker, introduction, comment; I was interrupted and restrained just because I started speaking on the subject, not given the opportunity to finish.  I followed through at a future meeting in my public comment, and readdressed this item for them.  At around 3 hours 21 minutes into the meeting, you can hear and decide for yourself.  http://lacity.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=129&clip_id=13827&meta_id=256517

In fact, at Los Angeles City Council, I generally just give general public comment as most of the agenda items are well spoken on by others with the same positions as I have, and the rest, well, to be honest, if it does not matter to those intimately involved.  I do not speak just to speak.  I do not speak to have my thoughts interrupted and translated before i even give them voice.