Adventures of the Celebrity Photographer & the Selfie Queen


 

L to R: Selfie Queen Lena Cole Dennis, Celebrity Photographer Donna Dymally, Jan B. Tucker

This blog page will be an ongoing rendition of the Anecdotes, Adventures, and Activities of Donna Dymally–Celebrity Photographer extraordinaire–and Lena Cole Dennis–the Selfie Queen of Los Angeles.  It will follow their travels and travails as they cruise from Hollywood to the Hood keeping track of all cultural events  Noir in the Los Angeles area….and believe me, some of what they get themselves into might as well be straight out of Film Noir….

 

Crazy women

You can find this dynamic duo out and about hobnobbing with the rich and famous on the red carpet one minute and an hour later they’re off distributing toys to children in need in the Hood….all the while figuring out what kind of trouble they can get themselves into and document with their cameras for the whole world to see.  Now you’ll get to see their antics in this page of the Detective’s Diary!

January 18, 2017

Universal Hip Hop Museum

Lena & Donna go Hip Hop

“Our mission is simple. Preserve our proud history; educate a worldwide audience on the five elements of Hip Hop; and honor the trailblazers who paved the way. With immersive exhibits, live events, impactful educational programs, and a powerful new expression of the art form. We’re keeping hip hop at the forefront of our global audience”

I [Lena] was invited to spend the day in an amazing workshop environment of creative souls responsible for the West Coast Hip Hop movement. I entered that movement in the early 80’s because I didn’t like the music my teenage son was blasting inside our home. I found myself saying the same words of my grandmother Jessie “All I hear is boom boom boom!”

I decided to take matters into my own hands to understand this new music. I subscribed to the Source Magazine. I would read it at work first. Take it home to my son. The other subscription was Mad Magazine. I figured at least he was reading.

I picked Tone Loc and Funky Cold Medina as my first Hip Hop relationship after learning to listen without judgement to my sons choices. Reading about the lives of these young men monthly was the turning point of my acceptance.

Oh I forgot one personal issue. I wrote revolutionary poems and performed them with the Watts Prophets. My poems had curse words and spoke of world challenges. “Black in a White World” was a favorite song by Dee Dee Bridgewater! I also had performed my poems during Black History Month in 1973 in the Cafeteria at North America Aviation. Refusing to change the words.

How could I become so hypocritical? Besides they had viewed every Black Exploitation movie filmed the #FirstWeekend

So here’s the pictures of the day. It’ll take me a minute to connect the names with the pictures. Thank you “The Poetess” for keeping me relevant and in the loop of current culture and Hip Hop   https://www.facebook.com/donna.dymally/media_set?set=a.414057338945152.1073742081.100010226685514&type=3&pnref=story.unseen-section

Lena Cole Dennis–African American History Museum

2/3/2015 Tuesday 7:00pm
Leaving City Hall
Working on AAHM

I hop on the Expo Line. Sitting in outside seat. Blind fellow asks if someone is sitting there. I get up give him my seat.

Some six foot six dude stands by his seat and throws his backpack over the blind guys head, then throws those “long tall Sally” legs over and loudly flops into the window seat without a word.

As the Public Speaking teacher from El Camino College and I stare at him. He’s looking at blind dude whose listening with his body stiffening. Wondering wth!!?

We both say “he’s blind!!!!” Tall guy,” heck I thought he was low key gangster didn’t want nobody sitting next to him. He got all apologetic looking at us. “You owe him an apology” I said! He did it gracefully.

Then we all began talking about
~Suge Knight
~Bobbie Kristina
~Oakland protesters vs LA protesters
~Me speaking to the college students
~Including the blind guy. Me and three guys.

After he got off the train. The older Asian woman gestures and says “He can see. He was looking at his phone.”

No ma’am, see how close he was holding phone to his face? It was a device for seeing impaired. She quickly nods and smiles.

By then I hear the conductor announcing Crenshaw. I scream. I was supposed to be on the Blue Line going East South.

Everybody saying goodbye, follow me, I’ve done it myself. Guiding me across the tracks like I was a seven year old. And I let them.

I look around there are five women I hadn’t noticed on the train. Yet remembered smiling at them as I walked to my seat. The white lady with a bike. The black lady engineer. A Latino student all waiting at the light talking to me assuring me I would be fine.

Didn’t have the heart not to accept their support. It was worth the hour detour.
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David Friedman’s Policy of Jewish Lebensraum


 

David Friedman’s Policy of Jewish Lebensraum

David Friedman, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump

Donald Trump’s nomination of David Friedman for American Ambassador to Israel might as well be a declaration of war against Palestinians, Arab-Israelis, Arabs and Muslims. Friedman is so far to the right of even the Israeli right-wing mainstream that his influence alone may instigate a war that is in nobody’s interests.

For background on what Friedman and the so-called settlers—read them as colonists—believe and aspire to, first read my past blogs:

Visions of a fanatic…what guys like David Friedman think should be a back to the future reality

http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/05/18/words-actions-in-international-relations/ [Explains how these fanatics and freaks support “Israel on both sides of the Jordan river”]

http://janbtucker.com/blog/2012/11/16/mythology-of-secession/ [See my explanation of the diplomatic terminology of “Occupation” and “Annexation” in the context of international law]

As Wikipedia explains:

Military occupation is effective provisional control of a certain ruling power over a territory which is not under the formal sovereignty of that entity, without the volition of the actual sovereign.[1][2][3][4] Military occupation is distinguished from annexation by its intended temporary nature (i.e. no claim for permanent sovereignty), by its military nature, and by citizenship rights of the controlling power not being conferred upon the subjugated population.[2][5][6][7]

It is very important to read in detail what Wikipedia has to say about “Occupation” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_occupation and pay special attention to what the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal decided about Occupied territories:

For example, in 1948 the U.S. Military Tribunal in Nuremberg states:

In belligerent occupation the occupying power does not hold enemy territory by virtue of any legal right. On the contrary, it merely exercises a precarious and temporary actual control. This can be seen from Article 42 of the Hague Regulations which grants certain well limited rights to a military occupant only in enemy territory which is ‘actually placed’ under his control. [Emphasis added]

Atamolos, Deviant Art

Why did the Nuremberg Tribunal lay out these policies? To counter the Nazi policy of Lebensraum. Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebensraum] explains:

The Nazis plan for the East stated that the natives were to be killed, deported, or enslaved, such as the Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and other Slavic populations, whom they considered inferior, and to repopulate the land with Germanic people.[5][6][7] The entire urban population was to be exterminated by starvation, thus creating an agricultural surplus to feed Germany and allowing their replacement by a German upper class.[5] The Nazis insisted that Lebensraum needed to be developed as racially homogeneous to avoid intermixing with peoples deemed to be part of inferior races.[8] As such, peoples deemed to be part of inferior races living within territory selected to be Lebensraum were subject to expulsion or destruction.[6] The eugenics of Lebensraum explicitly assumed the racial superiority of Germans as an Aryan master race (Herrenvolk), who, by virtue of their superiority (physical, mental, genetic) had the right to displace any people they deemed to be Untermenschen (subhumans) of inferior racial stock.[6] Nazi Germany also supported other nations’ pursuing their own Lebensraum, including Fascist Italy’s Spazio vitale.[9]

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz Trump’s long time bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, has also been his senior foreign policy adviser vis a vis Israel. An ardent fundraiser through his own non-profits for West Bank Jewish “settlements” – all of which are illegal under international law– Friedman has been described as being well to the right of Netanyahu. Basically he belongs to the fanatics of the Israel on both sides of the Jordan crowd who believe that god gave the Jews everything they ever controlled in Old Testament days and that the Jews must now reclaim those lands. This is the nut that Trump wants to be American ambassador to Israel whose first mission is to move the Embassy to Jerusalem, a move likely to start a new “Intifada.” Speaking in Israel during the summer, Haaretz reported that:

… Friedman promised that “a Trump administration will never pressure Israel into a two-state solution or any other solution that is against the will of the Israeli people” because “they know what’s best for themselves.”

Friedman’s influence over Trump also explains the ascendancy of John Bolton in the new administration. Less to do with Bolton’s seeming differences with Trump over Russia and more to do with his direct fundraising support for Friedman and the settlements:

Some serious issues emerge from Friedman’s fundraising activities as to whether he’s even minimally qualified to be an Ambassador. They are similar to Trump’s own issues that I raised at http://janbtucker.com/blog/2016/11/10/trumps-embezzlement-of-foundation-funds/

  • Why hasn’t New York chartered American Friends of Bet-El Yeshiva Center filed a return with the New York Charities Bureau since 2011….and why hasn’t the New York Attorney General done anything about it?

  • What is the relationship between 501(c)(3) American Friends of Bet-El Yeshiva Center and what appears to be an unincorporated fundraising entity (New York has no record of it) “American Friends of Bet El Institutions” (which did the John Bolton fundraiser)?

  • Will David Friedman resign as President of the 501(c)(3) when he becomes Ambassador?

  • Why does American Friends of Bet-El Yeshiva Center have only three directors (its officers)?

     

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Free Ramsey Muniz-Letter to Pope Francis


 

Ramiro and Irma Muñiz

4833 Saratoga Blvd. #336 * Corpus Christi, TX 78413

(409) 363-1878 imuniz1310@earthlink.net

 December 15, 2016

 His Holiness Pope Francis Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City

                 Re: Ramiro R. Muñiz, 40288-115

 Your Holiness:

 I pray that upon receipt of this letter that you are in good health. I am writing on behalf of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz, my loving husband who, at the age of 30, ran for governor of Texas under an independent political party known as the Raza Unida Party. He provided a political voice for Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos, and others. Historically it is written that this came about during the Civil Rights Movement. Today he remains incarcerated in Beaumont, Texas.

Irma & Ramsey Muniz

Ramiro R. Muñiz, remains unjustly incarcerated for 22 years. The struggle for freedom and justice has been long. In past years he was in the penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas in chains, shackles, at times naked, cold, and in the dark. Being ready for the end of his life, he felt the presence of Jesus Christ who told him to rise and be the man that God destined for him to be. He was later released from solitary confinement and he continues to be spiritually blessed like no other. He is told in dreams that he is blessed because of his suffering and the love that he maintains in his heart.

He has been told in messages received from Jesus Christ that at times we must give up the essence of pleasure and comfort in return for a life of suffering, hardship, misery, and even imprisonment, for the deep spiritual love of freedom and justice for humanity.

My father-in-law, the late Dr. Salvador Alvarez, has stated, “Ramsey, my son, it is evident and history will reveal to the present and past generations your contributions and sacrifices in the political, cultural, and spiritual struggle for truth and justice, to the extent that you have sacrificed your freedom, personal interests, family, and happiness.”

Ramsey is now 74 years old, and he is confined to a wheelchair. He has submitted a Petition for Compassionate Release which sits in the Office of the Pardon Attorney, and supporters throughout the country are seeking his immediate release.

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Pope Francis following a private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

We ask that you communicate with Pardon Attorney Robert A. Zauzmer and President Barack Obama advocating for the release of Ramiro R. Muñiz, 40288-115, based on his age and medical condition. Muñiz spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair. He has degenerative health conditions; he recently contracted an eye infection which has impacted his vision and memory. He has lost a great deal of weight, and we ask that President Obama grant his Petition for Compassionate Release before he leaves office on January 20, 2017.

We ask for your prayers and influence on President Obama, knowing that you represent the spiritual conscience of the world. We continue to pray for you, as your remain the most profound spiritual gift from God to all humanity.

In spiritual unity with you and God’s family,

Ramiro &  Irma Muñiz and Family

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Rudy Acuna: Pass the Buck


 

L: Jan B. Tucker; R: Rudy Acuna

Pass the Buck, By Rodolfo F. Acuña

[This was sent to me as a rough draft by Rudy; I took the liberty of adding a few words that were obviously missing and corrected one name’s spelling–Jan B. Tucker]

President Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk with the inscription “The buck stops here.” Truman an avid poker player wanted to specify that he didn’t ‘pass the buck’ to anyone; he accepted personal responsibility for the way the country was governed. A “buck was an article used in a game of poker.” The buck represented the changing of the dealing from one dealer to another to avoid the appearance of cheating. A marker, a buck, would designate who the buck was being passed to.

Ralph Nader

Evidently, there are no poker players left in the United States. Unlike Truman everyone appears to want to pass the buck. Nowhere is this more evident than in the aftermath of the presidential election. Democrats eager to find a scapegoat have passed the buck. This is nothing new; in 2000 they were passing the buck to Ralph Nader accusing him on costing Al Gore the election.

This time around I am really pissed off that the millennials are being scapegoated. Blowhards like Bill Maher are scapegoating the millennials. In June 2015, Maher smugly attacked Bernie Sanders and the millennials pontificating In “Real Time” during his “New Rules” segment that millennials were too eager to embrace socialism attributing this to not having lived through the Cold War and known the Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire. Maher tried to look cutesy saying. “But let’s not romanticize socialism the way conservatives romanticize capitalism. These are economic systems, not your first kiss.” Sounding like Trump saying “They’re [the millennials]” are “too used to getting shit for free” inferring that they were “Entitled and Lazy.”

In late October he said that the millennials could not tell Trump from Hillary and the millennials “haven’t bothered to learn anything.” Indeed the millennials were second only to “Islamic Extremism” as Maher’s favorite whipping boy.

“Millennials were the reason for why we lost.”–Robby Mook, Clinton 2016 Campaign Mgr

After Hillary’s loss Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook pointed to one particular group to blame: millennials. Mook assumed that younger voters, perhaps assuming that “Clinton was going to win, migrated to third-party candidates in the final days of the race.” He said that the Clinton campaign needed more than 60 percent of young voters to win and only got in the “high 50s at the end of the day,” adding “That’s why we lost.”

Peter, Paul & Mary

I have heard this excuse repeated many times since the November Election and every time I hear it gets me pissed off. The thing that really pisses me off is the presumptuousness of Maher and former baby boomers that are lost in a world of Peter, Paul and Mary patting themselves on the back for protesting the Vietnam War and listening to concerts blasted out of their mind.

Through the years the Democratic Party has become a comfort zone. After all Democrats, according to their logic, are better than the Party of Nixon, Reagan and Bush. They blur the images of Kennedy, Carter and Clinton as if they were saviors.

For the life of me I cannot see how the millennials can be blamed for losing the election and for how these smug aged revolutionaries can assume that the Democrats had given them so fucking much. That people like Maher can teach them so much when he cannot even distinguish colonialism or spell the word neo-liberalism.

The generation pointing the finger at the millennials had free tuition ($50 a semester in 1970) and abundant student benefits while the millennials in California are paying tuition of $3500 a semester (about $10,000 at UCLA and $18,000 at state universities on the East Coast. Millennials have to pay for everything and work two jobs to make it. I have students who eat one meal a day and some who are forced to work as strippers to survive — yet these smug sons of bitches point the finger at the millennials? They wallow in their senior citizen discounts, their tax breaks and Viagra subsidized by Medicare. Maher is the worst of them, considering himself a revolutionary because he campaigns for legalized pot and an intellectual although his knowledge of world history is at a remedial level. According to him, Christianity and Judaism have never engaged in religion wars – it is the Moslems who are to blame for the world’s calamities. .

In 1968 Ronald Reagan said that tuition should be raised so students would be too tired to picket. This came to fruition because the baby boomers did not vote. Well did the millennials elect Reagan? Did they elect Bill Clinton who increased poverty by his so-called welfare reforms? Clinton’s whose peccadilloes, according to Maher’s logic, had nothing to do with the election of George W. Bush.

Were the millennials the stupid ones who erased the emails? Invaded Libya? Who took unethical or immoral speaking fees from people who should have been in jail? And who ran a lousy campaign. In these instances it was Bernie’s fault.

Go to Boyle Heights and you will see more senior citizen centers than youth centers. Given what I know right now if I lived and went to school today I never would have gotten my PhD. I could not have afforded it.

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Jabba the Hutt was really Csaba the Hun


 

There is a long held theory advanced by brilliant scientists that Hungarians are actually Martians or from elsewhere in outer space:

Hungarians and the Fermi Paradox

Dear Dr. SETI:
What’s this I hear about SETI and Hungarians? Supposedly it has something to do with the Fermi Paradox.

MH, Hungary

The Doctor Responds:
Physicist Enrico Fermi, said to be a firm believer in the existence of extra-terrestrials, was frustrated by the lack of firm evidence of their existence. Reasoning that advanced civilizations should by now have filled the Galaxy, Fermi came downstairs for lunch one afternoon at Los Alamos and blurted out his now-famous question, “Where are they?”

Leo Szilard
Credit: U.S. Department of Energy, Historian’s Office.
This image is in the Public Domain.

“They are among us,” it is reported that Hungarian-born physicist Leo Szilard responded, “but they call themselves Hungarians.”

Apparently, Szilard’s comment had some cultural and historical basis. The following passage is from The Curve of Binding Energy by John McPhee (1973, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. 104-105):

“Not all the Los Alamos theories could be tested. Long popular within the Theoretical Division was, for example, a theory that the people of Hungary are Martians. The reasoning went like this: The Martians left their own planet several aeons ago and came to Earth; they landed in what is now Hungary; the tribes of Europe were so primitive and barbarian it was necessary for the Martians to conceal their evolutionary difference or be hacked to pieces. Through the years, the concealment had on the whole been successful, but the Martians had three characteristics too strong to hide: their wanderlust, which found its outlet in the Hungarian gypsy; their language (Hungarian is not related to any of the languages spoken in surrounding countries); and their unearthly intelligence. One had only to look around to see the evidence: Teller, Wigner, Szilard, von Neumann — Hungarians all. Wigner had designed the first plutonium-production reactors. Szilard had been among the first to suggest that fission could be used to make a bomb. Von Neumann had developed the digital computer. Teller — moody, tireless, and given to fits of laughter, bursts of anger — worked long hours and was impatient with what he felt to be the excessively slow advancement of Project Panda, as the hydrogen-bomb development was known. … Teller had a thick Martian accent. He also had a sense of humor that could penetrate bone.”So perhaps Szilard was trying to let his Italian-born colleague in on the secret. As it happens, I met with Teller recently, and can attest to the fact that he still has a thick Martian accent. He reminisced about Fermi’s famous question, and when queried about Szilard’s response, answered quite vehemently: “No! We’re Martians!”   http://www.setileague.org/askdr/hungary.htm

Finno Ugric language distribution

Hungarian is one language within the Finno-Ugric Language Family.  An Asiatic language, it is similar to Chinese and Korean in that the surname comes first and a person’s given name comes second.  The major and western-most languages in the group are of course Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, and Sami (the language of the “Lapplanders”).  When I ask my Hungarian friends what Finnish sounds like to them, they universally tell me that “it sounds like it’s supposed to make sense, but it doesn’t.”  Conversely my Finnish friends say the same thing of Hungarian.

Many given names are the same or similar between Hungarian and Finnish:  Ildiko is a female name in both languages; the Finnish equivalent of Attila is Antilla.

So picking up where Szilard and Fermi left off, it occurred to me that Jabba the Hutt is very similar to the Hungarian name Csaba (pronounced “chubba”) and Hutt is strikingly similar to Hun, as in Attila the Hun.  It makes perfect sense that the Huns, who became the Hungarians or the Magyar tribe, are descendants of Hutts who somehow made it to Earth.  No doubt they fled in terror after Princess Leia despicably strangled Jabba the Hutt to death.

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40th Annual Kwanzaa Gwaride in Los Angeles


 

L-RW Akile

At today’s monthly Black Panther Party Second Sunday breakfast, R.W. Akile announced the upcoming Los Angeles Kwanzaa parade set for December 31, 2016:

According to Akile, the 40th Annual KwanZaa Gwa-ri-dey will take place Dec. 31st, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the intersection of Adams & Crenshaw proceeding S/B on Crenshaw to Leimert Park where it ends in a festival. The Gwaride, a colorful spiritual procession with Maskers, Stilt Walkers, Drummers, Dignitaries, Music, officially opens the year of Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) the No-ml-ja or 51st year of the KwanZaa Era (KE). The theme of the Gwaride is “Honoring the Overcomers.”40th Annual KwanZaa Gwa-ri-dey will take place Dec. 31st, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the intersection of Adams & Crenshaw proceeding S/B on Crenshaw to Leimert Park where it ends in a festival. The Gwaride, a colorful spiritual procession with Maskers, Stilt Walkers, Drummers, Dignitaries, Music, officially opens the year of Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) the No-ml-ja or 51st year of the KwanZaa Era (KE). The theme of the Gwaride is “Honoring the Overcomers.”

 The Story of Kwanzaa from the Horse’s Mouth–From Akile’s FB Page

[R.W. Akile] hear many people question the veracity of KwanZaa. Most folks who reject KwanZaa do so as a result of what they may have heard about [Maulana “Ron” Karenga] Karenga; he was an agent, he tortured women; he is a meglomaniac or what ever reason they may have for rejecting the brother who insists that HE AND ONLY HE CREATED KwanZaa.

Let me go on record and say – he may have been all of that making KwanZaa be a case of DO NOT THROW THE MESSAGE AWAY BECAUSE YOU DO NOT LIKE THE MESSENGER.

KwanZaa, like nothing else I have ever read or heard about fulfills Biblical as well as Koranic prophecy. As far as the Bible goes KwanZaa fulfills Biblical Prophecy DIRECTLY. KORANICALLY IT INDIRECTLY FULFILLS BY DIRECT ASSOCIATION. KIND OF LIKE BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.

THE FOLLOWING IS NOT, NOT from The Official KwnZaa Website:
kWANzAA BEGAN ON DECEMBER 26, 1966 (12-26-1966) ADD THESE NUMBERS UP AND YOU GET A “6” AND THE ADDRESS OF THE BUILDING IS 1302 WHICH ADDS UP TO “6”; THE STREET WAS NAMED Santa Barbara the the code name our ancestors used to hide their worship of Sango whose number in the New World is “6” and parenthetically “A MAN.” Without going another further let us pause and review the Revelations reference where it says “THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS THE MARK OF A MAN AND HIS NUMBER IS 6 THREE SCORE AND 6 (or 666). Now the birth of KwanZaa fulfills that requirement, BEYOND A SHADOW OF DOUBT. That is something WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT JUST IS THE BARE FACTS. Down to that final piece Sango an Orisa associated with a MAN. But, you all it gets deeper than that. The place sits on the corner of “Raymond” and now King Blvd. First let us address Raymond, French for ‘World Light” or “Light of the World.” Going further we see “R” is 2, “A” is 1, “Y” is 1, “M” is 4, “O” is 7, “N” is 5, and finally “D” is 4 and when you add all of these numbers up you get another 6. The name of the facility was Aquarian Spiritual Center and Book Shop. Aquarian equates to Sango another 6, AND BACK IN THE DAY i REMEMBER SEEING TWO ADDRESSES ON THE Raymond side of the building; the first being 4007 and the second being “4011” now that adds up to 6 again and unless I am mistaken the time of the event would most surely have been 6:00 PM PST. Needless to say I doubt if one may find such a plethora of “6s”converging all on the same day in the same place. And, trust me you have NEVER heard Karenga EVER say anything about this, For one he has been known to refer to things such as this as being “Spookism.” This demonstrates that the unseen forces were in play at the birth of KwanZaa.

The founder of the Aquarian Spiritual Center and Bookshop, Dr. Alfred Ligon who was supported by his capable wife Bernice taught Black Gnostic Studies and his Mantra so to speak was “A New Age is Coming.” He had no idea it would take place in his living room. Thus, began the age of Sango aka the KwanZaa Era, a precursor to the actual celestial coming of Aquarius on March 21st, 1992, Kicked into high gear on April 29, 1992 when the OUTER PLANETS (URANUS, PLUTO, NEPTUNE) WERE IN CONJUNCTION AT ONE DEGREE A REQUIREMENT LIGON INFORMED US THAT ANCIENT ASTROLOGERS SAID WOULD MARK THE COMING OF THE NEW AGE.I hear many people question the veracity of KwanZaa. Most folks who reject KwanZaa do so as a result of what they may have heard about Karenga; he was an agent, he tortured women; he is a meglomaniac or what ever reason they may have for rejecting the brother who insists that HE AND ONLY HE CREATED KwanZaa. Let me go on record and say – he may have been all of that making KwanZaa be a case of DO NOT THROW THE MESSAGE AWAY BECAUSE YOU DO NOT LIKE THE MESSENGER. KwanZaa, like nothing else I have ever read or heard about fulfills Biblical as well as Koranic prophecy. As far as the Bible goes KwanZaa fulfills Biblical Prophecy DIRECTLY. KORANICALLY IT INDIRECTLY FULFILLS BY DIRECT ASSOCIATION. KIND OF LIKE BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER. THE FOLLOWING IS NOT, NOT from The Official KwnZaa Website: kWANzAA BEGAN ON DECEMBER 26, 1966 (12-26-1966) ADD THESE NUMBERS UP AND YOU GET A “6” AND THE ADDRESS OF THE BUILDING IS 1302 WHICH ADDS UP TO “6”; THE STREET WAS NAMED Santa Barbara the the code name our ancestors used to hide their worship of Sango whose number in the New World is “6” and parenthetically “A MAN.” Without going another further let us pause and review the Revelations reference where it says “THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS THE MARK OF A MAN AND HIS NUMBER IS 6 THREE SCORE AND 6 (or 666). Now the birth of KwanZaa fulfills that requirement, BEYOND A SHADOW OF DOUBT. That is something WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT JUST IS THE BARE FACTS. Down to that final piece Sango an Orisa associated with a MAN. But, you all it gets deeper than that. The place sits on the corner of “Raymond” and now King Blvd. First let us address Raymond, French for ‘World Light” or “Light of the World.” Going further we see “R” is 2, “A” is 1, “Y” is 1, “M” is 4, “O” is 7, “N” is 5, and finally “D” is 4 and when you add all of these numbers up you get another 6. The name of the facility was Aquarian Spiritual Center and Book Shop. Aquarian equates to Sango another 6, AND BACK IN THE DAY i REMEMBER SEEING TWO ADDRESSES ON THE Raymond side of the building; the first being 4007 and the second being “4011” now that adds up to 6 again and unless I am mistaken the time of the event would most surely have been 6:00 PM PST. Needless to say I doubt if one may find such a plethora of “6s”converging all on the same day in the same place. And, trust me you have NEVER heard Karenga EVER say anything about this, For one he has been known to refer to things such as this as being “Spookism.” This demonstrates that the unseen forces were in play at the birth of KwanZaa. The founder of the Aquarian Spiritual Center and Bookshop, Dr. Alfred Ligon who was supported by his capable wife Bernice taught Black Gnostic Studies and his Mantra so to speak was “A New Age is Coming.” He had no idea it would take place in his living room. Thus, began the age of Sango aka the KwanZaa Era, a precursor to the actual celestial coming of Aquarius on March 21st, 1992, Kicked into high gear on April 29, 1992 when the OUTER PLANETS (URANUS, PLUTO, NEPTUNE) WERE IN CONJUNCTION AT ONE DEGREE A REQUIREMENT LIGON INFORMED US THAT ANCIENT ASTROLOGERS SAID WOULD MARK THE COMING OF THE NEW AGE.

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National Organization for Women Making a Difference in Sacramento


 

CA NOW Legislation Final Bill List 2016

CA NOW Priority Bills:

Senator Isadore Hall who introduced SB 1063 with Jan B. Tucker at Empowerment Congress

SB 1063 (Hall) Wage Equality Act of 2016 that would prohibit employers from paying a wage rate less than the rate paid to employees of a different race or ethnicity for substantially similar work. Lead Sponsor

[Jan Tucker comment:  this is the strongest equal pay law ever passed with criminal penalties, something we haven’t seen in labor civil rights laws in California since the 1937 legislature]

Status: Passed Senate 26 to 13 6/1/16 i

In ASM Labor & Employment Committee hearing 6/22/16

ASM Appropriations Committee Hearing 8/11/16

8/15/16 ASM Floor ordered to 3rd reading 8/18/16

9/30/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

AB 1676 (Campos) Wages: Gender pay equity would prohibit employers seeking written or oral salary history. CA NOW Cosponsor

Status: In Senate Labor & industrial Committee Hearing 6/22/16

ASM Appropriations Committee Hearing 8/1/16

8/2/16 Read 2nd time. Ordered to 3rd reading 8/18/16

9/30/16 Sign into law by Governor Brown

AB 1732 (Ting) Single user-restrooms would require all business open to the public to provide all-gender toilet facilities. CA NOW Cosponsor

Status: 5/9/16 Passed ASM Floor 55 to 19 5/19/15 referred to SEN Transportation & Housing Committee Hearing 6/21/16

Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing 8/1/16

8/9/16 Read 2nd time. Ordered to 3rd reading 8/18/16

9/29/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

 

SB 813 (Leyva) Sex Offenses: Statute of Limitations would eliminate the current 10 year statue of limitations in CA. (20 other states do not have a SOL) CA NOW Cosponsor

Status: 6/1/16 3rd reading passed 33 to 0 referred to ASM Public Safety Committee Hearing 6/21/16

Passed ASM Appropriations Committee Hearing and on the ASM floor 8/18/16 passed 72 to 0 going to the Governors desk.

Rally Sept 6th on the Capitol steps 11 AM

9/28/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

 

Support:

AB 1595 (Campos) Employment: Human Trafficking Training: mass transportation employers:

Status: 5/27/16 ASM Appropriations Committee: Held under submission

(This bill is dead)

AB 1760 (Santiago) Human Trafficking – Safe Harbor for Trafficked Children. Will protect minor victims of all forms of human trafficking – both sex and labor – from these unintended consequences and hopefully lead to increased prosecutions of human traffickers.

Status: ASM Appropriations hearing 5/27/16 held under submission (This bill is dead)

AB 1761 (Weber) Human Trafficking: victims: Affirmative defense. Puts in place an important additional protection for victims to ensure they are not convicted of crimes their traffickers force them to commit. It also strengthens the ability of the judicial system to more fully describe the complexity of these crimes through expert testimony,

Status: Passed ASM 5/26/16 in Senate Public Safety Committee

Hearing 6/28/16

in Senate Appropriations Hearing 8/1/16

8/2/16 Read 2nd time. Ordered to 3rd reading 8/18/16

9/26/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

AB 1762 (Campos) Human Trafficking: victims; vacating convictions. Puts in [lace a comprehensive system to ensure that all trafficking survivors-both sex and labor, both adults and children- are able to fully clear their criminal records so that they can leave behind the legal obstacles caused by their trafficking experience.

Status; 6/15 16 Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing 6/28/16 —

In Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing 8/1/16

8/17/16 read 3rd time and amended. Ordered to second reading 8/18/16

9/26/16 Vetoed by Governor Brown

 

AB 1795 (Atkins) Heath Care Programs: Cancer Makes changes to the breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and the breast and cervical cancer treatment program within the Department of Heath Care Services regarding eligibility for screenings, period of treatment and eligibility of coverage after re-occurrence of cancer.

Status: passed Senate Heath Committee 6/15/16 re referred to Appropriations Committee

In Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing 8/1/16

8/17/16 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 19 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

9/25/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

 

AB 1954 (Burke) Health care coverage: reproductive health care services: Prohibits an employer of five or more employees from refusing to allow an employee, upon request, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. Letter of Support

Status: SEN Health Hearing 6/22/16 (Need to look at amendments)

In Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing 8/1/16

8/17/16 Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading 8/18/16

9/23/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

 

AB 2569 (Melendez) Registered sex offenders; would include relatives not currently required to register. Letter of Support

Status: Senate Public Safety Hearing 6/28/16

Still In Senate Public Safety Committee

8/11/16 In Committee: Held under submission

 

AB 2590 (Weber) Sentencing: Restorative Justice will find and declare the purpose of sentencing is public safety achieved through accountability, rehabilitation and restorative justice.

Status: Senate Appropriations Hearing 8/1/16

8/15/16 Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading 8/18/16

9/27/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

 

SB 10 (Lara) Immigration: Governor’s Office of New America

Will require the state to apply for a federal waiver that will allow undocumented immigrants and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to buy coverage through our state marketplace using their own money

Status: Sign by Governor 6/10/16

SB 899 (Hueso) Gender Discrimination: would extend existing Gender Tax Repeal Act prohibitions against pricing discrimination on the basis of gender with respect to services of similar or like kind to goods of similar or like kind as well.

Status; ASM Judiciary Committee Hearing 6/21/16

6/28/16 second hearing canceled by request of the author

(this bill is not going to make it through this year a new version is being written for next year)

9/27/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

 

SB 1166 (Jackson) Unlawful employment practice: parental leave will be know as the New Parent Leave Act and will 1. Prohibit an employer of five or more employees from refusing to allow an employee, upon request, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. Supported in Senate Labor committee hearing

Status: ASM Labor & Employment Committee Hearing 6/22/16

Failed passage in committee Bill Died

 

SB 1322 (Mitchell) Commercial sex acts: minors –Decriminalizes prostitution for those under the age of 18 years of age.

Status: 8/4/16 ASM Floor 3rd reading 8/18/16

9/26/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

 

SB 1380 (Mitchell) Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to establish Housing First to end homelessness

Letter of Support sent to committee Transportation & Housing

Status: 6/1/16 ASM referred to Committee on H and C&D

Assembly Appropriations Committee Hearing 8/3/16

8/15/116 Read 3nd time. Ordered to 3rd reading

9/26/16 Signed into law by Governor Brown

Opposing:

AB 2855 ( Frazier) Charitable solicitations: financial disclosure for 501 (c) 3’s Status: First Hearing failed passage Location: ASM Privacy and Consumer Protection

Status: 5/27/16 ASM Appropriations Committee Held under submission (This bill is dead or almost dead)

 

is bill is dead or almost dead)

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Feminist Case Against Andy Puzder


 

Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Andy Puzder

Donald Trump’s nomination of Andy Puzder probably has more to do with the politics of the so-called “Pro-Life” (read that as supporters of compulsory pregnancy and in this context that’s not hyperbole) constituency than his anathema to unions and the minimum wage.  As Wikipedia points out:

While practicing law in St. Louis, Puzder authored a Missouri abortion law upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services in 1989. Following the Webster decision, Puzder was a founding member of the Common Ground Network for Life and Choice.[4] In 1984, Puzder and another lawyer had written an article for the Stetson Law Journal proposing a Missouri law that would define life as beginning at conception in the broad context of contract or property law. Puzder reasoned that if fetuses were recognized as having rights in other contexts, it would establish a foundation for challenging Roe v. Wade later on.[5]

Also while practicing law in St. Louis, Puzder met Carl Karcher, the founder of the Carl’s Jr. quick-service restaurant chain. Karcher was embroiled in serious financial difficulties and asked Puzder to move to California as his personal attorney. In 1991, Puzder relocated to Orange County, California. Puzder has been credited with resolving Karcher’s financial dilemma, allowing Karcher to avoid bankruptcy and retain a significant ownership interest in the company he founded, CKE Restaurants, Inc. (CKE).[6]While practicing law in St. Louis, Puzder authored a Missouri abortion law upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services in 1989. Following the Webster decision, Puzder was a founding member of the Common Ground Network for Life and Choice.[4] In 1984, Puzder and another lawyer had written an article for the Stetson Law Journal proposing a Missouri law that would define life as beginning at conception in the broad context of contract or property law. Puzder reasoned that if fetuses were recognized as having rights in other contexts, it would establish a foundation for challenging Roe v. Wade later on.[5] Also while practicing law in St. Louis, Puzder met Carl Karcher, the founder of the Carl’s Jr. quick-service restaurant chain. Karcher was embroiled in serious financial difficulties and asked Puzder to move to California as his personal attorney. In 1991, Puzder relocated to Orange County, California. Puzder has been credited with resolving Karcher’s financial dilemma, allowing Karcher to avoid bankruptcy and retain a significant ownership interest in the company he founded, CKE Restaurants, Inc. (CKE).[6]

David Roberti

When the Webster decision came down my NOW Chapter and the entire pro-choice movement in Los Angeles picketed Democratic State Senator David Roberti’s office 24/7 for three days straight.   Anti-abortion Roberti responded by telling the press to talk to right-wing nutcase Susan McMillan Carpenter if they wanted to know his views on abortion.

Carl Karcher, an arch pig who sold burgers

Throughout the 1980s and into the 90s, my NOW Chapter made it a habit to picket Carl’s Junior restaurants because of owner/founder Carl Karcher’s financing of right wing causes, especially the Human Life International (HLI).  HLI was founded in 1981 by fanatic Paul Marx to combat not only abortion but all forms of birth control, because as he wrote “Abortion is the end point of the abuse of sex, which begins with the unleashing of the sexual urge by contraception.”   Marx was not only a fanatic, he was sick.

One night in the days of “thermal paper” fax machines I spent hours after regular business time faxing hundreds of pages and thousands of signatures to CKE corporate headquarters in Fullerton so that they would come in the next day and find about a mile of thermal paper all over the office in support of a woman’s right to choose.

As an aside, Karcher was also a big financial backer of former Congressman and American Independent Party [Note that in 2016 for the first time in its history the ultra-right wing California AIP nominated Republican Donald Trump who appeared on the California ballot as nominee of both parties] 1972 Presidential Candidate John Schmitz, who once notoriously said publicly in a press release that the audience at a hearing on abortion, which included Attorney Gloria Allred, was  “a sea of hard, Jewish and (arguably) female faces.”  John’s son, Attorney and Trump foreign policy advisor Joseph Schmitz, has also been accused of anti-Semitism:  http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article96421087.html

So being a hero of the misogynist compulsory pregnancy crowd, it’s no surprise that Carl Karcher had Andy Puzder take over management of CKE in 2000.  Lest there be any question of Andy Puzder’s misogyny, he was nailed for domestic violence back in 1989: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/12/08/andrew-puzder-trump-pick-for-labor-department-was-accused-of-abusing-wife

John Ashcroft

The Governor that Puzder served, later to be Attorney General John Ashcroft had the distinction of taking no action against Missouri State Prison Warden and Chief Executioner William Armentrout III, when he took a side job as expert witness during Nazi Ernst Zundel’s hate crime trial in Canada.  Armentrout testified that it was his expert opinion that it was impossible for a million people to have been murdered in Auschwitz.  As I had been the person who exposed this to the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Kansas City Star shortly after his 1988 testimony, I brought it to the attention of Senator Patrick Leahy’s staff when Ashcroft was before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his 2001 pending appointment as Attorney General.  Leahy declined to question him about the Armentrout affair because it would have embarrassed Democrat Mel Carnahan, Ashcroft’s successor as Governor, because Carnahan had promoted Armentrout to head the Department of Corrections.

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Justice in Malibu: of, by and for the rich


 

Justice Malibu Style

Registered sex offender Robert Leo St George  also did prison time for shooting Actor Jameson Parker

Registered sex offender Robert Leo St George also did prison time for shooting Actor Jameson Parker

I don’t know whether it’s a coincidence but it seems that child molesters used to get kid-glove treatment at the Malibu courthouse before it was closed….especially if they were white and rich. For background on one of these cases, check out Robert Leo St. George: http://janbtucker.com/blog/2011/03/24/a-tale-of-3-sex-offenders/

Section 288(a) of the California Penal Code says:

Except as provided in subdivision (i), any person who willfully and lewdly commits any lewd or lascivious act, including any of the acts constituting other crimes provided for in Part 1, upon or with the body, or any part or member thereof, of a child who is under the age of 14 years, with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of that person or the child, is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years.

As pointed out in the above blog linked story, I wrote about St. George:

With competence like that, it is no wonder that the District Attorney’s office agreed in 2003 to strike Robert St. George’s prior conviction so that instead of using sentence enhancements and the Three Strikes law to double a state prison sentence, he got probation for molesting two (2) developmentally disabled young girls! Today he lives about a tenth of a mile from Hermosa View Elementary School.

robert-lee-brownLike St. George, Robert Lee Brown is rich and white. The assessed value of his home alone is $1,114,620. The Zillow off-market “Zestimate” is $3,916,081. So like St. George it probably shouldn’t surprise anybody that when Brown was charged in Case No. SA041957 in 2001 with four (4) counts of violating section 288(a) of the Penal Code he plea bargained down to one count and then got a sentence of three (3) years probation with a suspended prison sentence and $200.00 restitution. Even more astounding is that the court appointed a top forensic psychiatrist for Brown’s defense at court expense!

Compare that treatment with another case I recently saw. 24 years old, non-white, charged with only one count of PC 288(a) in 1993 (unlike St. George and Brown who each had multiple counts). Poor and qualified for the services of the public defender. Result, entered a guilty plea without even getting a preliminary hearing, was never advised by his attorney or the court that he could be deported if he pled guilty, and now after never having a single problem since then all of a sudden facing potential deportation.

As Civil Rights icon H. Rap Brown said in the 60s, “Justice in America means ‘Just Us white folk.'”

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Universal City Subway Threat Up Close & Personal


 

Because of a blog I posted [http://janbtucker.com/blog/2015/06/10/persistence-of-the-isis-threat-in-california-a-guest-opinion-by-robert-dougherty/ ]

a paranoid now-suspended lawyer Guillermo Suarez and his cohorts wound up accusing me of supposedly being an informer against the National Chicano Moratorium Committee [see:  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2016/11/06/guillermo-suarez-credible-or-incredible/  and http://janbtucker.com/blog/2016/11/04/guillermo-suarez-liar-paranoid-and-incompetent/  and  http://janbtucker.com/blog/2016/08/30/lupe-carrasco-ignorant-or-a-prevaricator/ ].

The terrorist threats made today against the Universal City subway station underscore the hard reality of issues I raised in that blog, where I wrote:

L to R: Journalist Sandra Luz Gallegos, PI & Ex-Secret Service Agent Joe Paolella, Jan B, Tucker, and the late PI Melanie Paek in Universal City Subway for Anti-Terrorist Training

L to R: Journalist Sandra Luz Gallegos, PI & Ex-Secret Service Agent Joe Paolella, Jan B, Tucker, and the late PI Melanie Paek in Universal City Subway for Anti-Terrorist Training

A few years ago, I participated in a training exercise in which a team of Sheriff’s Deputies swept a Los Angeles subway train during a simulated terrorist attack. I posed as a simple passenger: little did the deputies know or suspect that I was actually a private sector professional myself, and their actions and omissions that night left much to be desired. That said, I was extremely concerned to hear of the plans of Nicholas Teausant–who was last known to be on medication for schizophrenia–to bomb the Los Angeles subway system: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article2607845.html  [Emphasis added]

I emphasize the training because that training was…..at the Universal City Subway Station.

911-victmsIncidents like this have serious consequences even when they’re just hoaxes.  How many people won’t make it to work or who’ll be late or have their child care or children’s school plans disrupted because of these incidents?  To people who don’t live in New York, the horrors to the 9/11/2001 attacks are often an abstraction, until you start looking at demographics, like how many union members lost their lives, how many were foreign nationals, and the like.  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control, a federal agency):

Of these 2,726 decedents, 1,659 (61%) were non-Hispanic white males, 407 (15%) were non-Hispanic white females, 177 (6%) were Hispanic males, 81 (3%) were Hispanic females, 136 (5%) were non-Hispanic black males, 79 (3%) non-Hispanic black females, 122 (4%) were Asian/Pacific Islander (API) males, and 54 (2%) were API females. A total of 1,837 (67%) had graduated from college or had postgraduate education (males, 69%; females, 63%)

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