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“All the citizens of a state cannot be equally powerful, but they may be equally free” – Voltaire


“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”
 ~ Andy Warhol

occupying space


today marks the one year of the occupy movement.  because they’re such amazing photo opportunities, i’ve gone to several demonstrations during the past year.  first, the original occupy sit-in down near wall street just to see what everyone was talking about, and then i’ve run into several more in my travels around town.  the “protests” seem to be a gathering place for people with many differing agendas and not enough money to spend on a marketing campaign.  they’re like little trade shows where people set up small booths with flyers on various things like education, banking, corporate greed, accessibility for the disabled, art, and a lot of other stuff.  i hate to sound ignorant, but i still have no idea what the real point is  – in other words, the ultimate goal.

if the movement completed it’s mission successfully, how would i know?   i’m not  a marketing guru but,  if i spent a year sitting outside in the elements, eating donated food and wondering where my next shower would come from,  i’m damn sure i would find a marketing guru.

i wonder if they know that people don’t know?  i don’t know.  what i do know is that the protests make for great photo ops.

   

   

 

   

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“I love the protests. And if you think about it, what better way to send a message to Wall Street than by sitting in a pup tent banging on a drum.”
– David Letterman

catching up on november


i can’t comprehend how it can be november 16th already.  i’m still not over the speed at which august flew by.  i’m not even sure i remember what happened so far this month.  i know i watched the marathon because i have pictures.  these were taken on nov. 6th:

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i know i babysat my 2 nieces  because there hangs brand new ‘artwork’ all over my refrigerator, but otherwise the 2 days are pretty much of a blur.

my friend lori got married on 11/11/11.  she was stunning as always and happier than anyone has ever been:

i went to occupy wall street and met this guy:

found this car parked outside of the un plaza.  there was no sign of the owner of the car even though i waited a pretty long time.

i watched some street dancers on 42nd near 6th

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oh – and i almost forgot – i got new license plates!

my landlord william koeppel has continued to exhibit insane behaviors.   we recently discovered that the entire building is rent stabilized by law and the 80 or so tenants who pay market rate rents have filed a class action suit against him.  several days later we each received letters from william koeppel.  he said he hired an outside firm to calculate what the rent should be under the stabilization laws and supplied us each with a 7 page document to let us know that when our leases expire we will have the option to renew at the stabilized rate.  the rate for my studio / 1 room apartment is  $3,506.21.    i currently pay $2,100.

in addition to that stunt, he removed the canape  from the front door to the street so that the striking workers would have no protection from the rain and snow (no worries that the tenants no longer have the protection either).  he visited the building every day this week to deliver the weather forecast to the striking workers, laughing while he told them how hard it was going to rain for three days.   there were 5 articles written about the freak in the ny media in november.  you can read them here.

and today this great story was in the news – daniel the miracle dog.  i would have adopted daniel too.

also in the news,  karl slover died at age 93.  he was the oldest living munchkin!   here he is in his younger years – he’s the one in the center with the beige suit. very cute.

other than the job search which resulted in 1 freelance gig so far, i think you’re now up to date on november.   i do hope the second half of the month provides a bit more excitement  –  and a job.

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And in the name of the Lollipop Guild, We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land,
~ The Lollipop Guild.