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INFORMATION WARFARE: 13 Russians were indicted by Robert Mueller for meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election.

February 17, 2018

They communicated with Trump campaign officials. Trump FINALLY admits Russian Meddling. Please be aware that BOGUS Russian Propaganda is being posted to Facebook and Twitter in the 2018 election. DO NOT be fooled… Wake UP America… Report Bots… Write your own INFOWAR… We need to fight back. Quoting George W Bush “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN.” #BogusPOTUS #DumpTrump #Impeach

 

 

High school students stage ANTI-GUN protest in Florida. Since the government has been bribed by the NRA to keep guns legal it falls to teenagers to rise up in revolt against mass murder by gun. Just like the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War protests of the 1960’s, today’s youth are leading the country towards a brighter future. While Congress and Trump passed a law that makes it easier for mentally ill people to get guns, kids just don’t buy that absurd behavior. We all are outraged… #MakeGunsIllegal I want you to get up and go to your window and scream: “I’m Mad as Hell and I Won’t Take it Anymore.” or… In 2018, post your feelings on Social Media…

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Let’s make GUNS ILLEGAL. 17 high school kids murdered by gun in Florida…

February 16, 2018

The NRA is an Evil force in the USA. They support selling guns to mentally ill people. As a matter of fact, Trump signed a bill into law that makes it easier for Mentally Ill People to buy guns. Just Crazy! The Law is Insane!

Write your Representatives in Congress and ask them to take action to prevent mass murder…
#DumpTrump

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Bernie Sanders calls for Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide. An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Please Sign Petition.

February 11, 2018

Sisters and Brothers -I am writing you about an issue of grave consequence that affects the lives of millions of Americans and greatly impacts our democracy – namely the continued federal prohibition on marijuana and the need for reform of our criminal justice system.
As you know, a number of states (including my state of Vermont) have decriminalized or legalized the possession, use and sale of marijuana in recent years. Under the Obama Administration, the Justice Department took no action against these states or the people in those states. However, the Trump Administration has taken a very different stance with Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatening to prosecute. That would be a huge mistake and move us in exactly the wrong direction.
Here’s why:
Millions of Americans have had their lives impacted by the federal prohibition on marijuana – arrests, convictions and even jail time. Even when people don’t go to jail, the criminal record they receive makes it harder for them to find a job, get housing or go to college. Is this a widespread problem? It sure is. In 2016 alone, over half a million people were arrested for marijuana possession.
These harmful impacts are felt far more acutely in communities of color and poor communities because enforcement of marijuana laws is much stricter there than in more affluent, white communities. Incredibly, African Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana even though marijuana usage rates are basically the same across racial lines.
Of course, marijuana prohibition is part of a larger failed war on drugs that has led to the great national crisis of mass incarceration. Some 1.5 million people were arrested for a drug related offense in 2016 – over 80 percent of which were for possession alone. We need to stop criminalizing addiction. We need to stop criminalizing recreational marijuana use.
The criminal justice system is not the answer to drug abuse. Addiction is a health problem and we should start treating it that way. While communities all across the country lack adequate resources for treatment or prevention, we are spending approximately $50 billion a year on the war on drugs. That’s absurd. We need to get our priorities right.
And that starts with making our voices heard:
Sign my petition if you agree it is long past time for the government to end its failed war on drugs and instead invest in programs that focus on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. This is an important issue that impacts almost everyone and we should all make our voices heard.
This so-called war on drugs has led us to have over 2 million people in prison – disproportionately poor and from communities of color. Our incarceration rate is the highest in the world – higher even than authoritarian countries like China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.
Further, what is not often discussed is how the war on drugs and mass incarceration is impacting the essence of our democracy. People with felony convictions cannot vote in many states. Today, for that reason alone, over 6 million Americans are denied access to the ballot.
Uneven enforcement and the fact that people of color receive longer sentences for the same offenses than white defendants means more felony convictions in those communities. And that means – surprise, surprise – fewer voters.
In other words, the war on drugs is robbing those minority and lower income communities of their political power. In Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee over 20 percent of voting age African Americans are disenfranchised because of felony convictions. It’s not too hard to figure out what’s going on here. The communities most impacted by these policies are systematically stripped of their ability in our democratic system to politically fight back.
Why hasn’t something been done to fix this problem? You know the reason. The sad truth is that some politicians benefit from people not being able to vote. All too often these are the same politicians who are trying to disenfranchise voters in other ways, such as restrictive voter ID laws or extreme gerrymandering.
This has got to change.
We need the highest voter turnout in the world, not the highest incarceration rate. We need to provide treatment for people with substance abuse problems, not lock them up.
As a first step, we need to remove marijuana from Category 1 of the federal Controlled Substances Act where it is currently ranked alongside drugs like heroin. In fact, marijuana is classified more harshly than cocaine. That doesn’t make any sense.
Let’s have states decide the issue of marijuana for themselves like they do with alcohol. More and more states are moving in the direction of decriminalization. Let them make those decisions without federal interference.
Let’s invest in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
Let’s reform our criminal laws and take other steps to dismantle mass incarceration. Among other steps forward we need to ban private prisons and create new federal policing standards.
Let’s restore the voting rights of all Americans.
If you share my goal of making these important reforms please sign this petition:
Sign my petition if you agree it is long past time for the government to end its failed war on drugs and instead invest in programs that focus on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. This is an important issue that impacts almost everyone and we should all make our voices heard.
In Solidarity, Bernie Sanders

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I Oppose Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling. Protect our coasts from Ecological Disaster. We just don’t need more oil wells. ANYWHERE.

February 10, 2018

Trump promotes obsolete energy ideas. The future is Solar and Wind Power electric cars. We do not need to pump any more dead dinosaur fuel… No More Oil, No More Coal… Trump’s Ideas are not just Crazy, they are Dangerous! Coal and Oil cause Global Warming… Hurricanes… Wildfires… ECO-DISASTERS.

What if we put our effort into inventing clean cars? That’s Smart Policy!

Offshore Oil Wells leak and cause oil spills killing wildlife and fouling our beaches. No fun to swim in black goo… In the 1960’s I swam in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara and we had to wash our feet with paint thinner to remove the black goo that stuck to bottom of our feet.

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2018/02/is-stock-market-crash-due-to-trumps.html

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Why is Trump Afraid of the Dem’s Nunes Rebuttal Memo? #ReleaseTheDemsMemo #BerserkerPOTUS

February 10, 2018

After the Nunes Memo Flopped, the nation waited to read the Democratic Rebuttal Memo to see if there was any valid information on the subject of FISA Spying on Carter Page. However, we will have to keep on waiting as President Trump failed to release the memo…

The entire FOX media hype campaign seems to be focused on firing Rob Rosenstein so a new Justice Department appointee can stop the Russia Investigation…

I guess that Trump is desperate to end the Trump/Russia investigation because he is guilty…

#ReleaseTheDemMemo #DumpTrump

 

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Nunes Memo Flops! Where’s the Beef?

February 4, 2018

After all the HYPE, the actual memo was rather disappointing… Memo reveals that the beginning of the Trump/Russia Investigation was Papadopoulos’ babble to an Australian Diplomat… Ha Ha.

The Memo spoke about a VERY minor Trump Campaign Volunteer  [Carter Page] and his FISA eavesdropping warrant renewal… So Freaking What! The Justice Department authorized spying on Page Four (4) Times. AND Page had contact with convicted Russian Spies in 2013…

Congressman Trey Gowdy says that the Memo does Nothing to discredit the Mueller Investigation.

Three Spaceships Landing on Planet X… and other COSMIC ART

December 9, 2017

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Original Art created in Photoshop, WINPLOT, GIMP and Paint-dot-net…

all four programs used…

release all cannabis prisonersFeel free to Pirate these Images and set them free all across the internet.

Cosmic ART, Arcata Tourism and Opinion pages… Big FUN for the Whole Family…

December 8, 2017

 

“Flower Power”, “Friends Forever and eight other psychedelic images created in digital paint programs
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/flower-power-friends-forever-and-eight.html

Kinetic Sculpture Race in Eureka, CA. In the Humboldt Bay
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/kinetic-sculpture-race-in-eureka-ca-in.html

Darryl Cherney and the Chernobyls play the Harvest Festival in Arcata, CA. Earth First Band.
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I oppose sending more soldiers to Afghanistan. Endless War for Profit. We have been there for many years and have never been close to winning. No one can even say what the goal is… Just an endless war with no mission. Pointless destruction…
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“Cosmic Fish Kinetic Sculpture”, “Friendly Alien” and 40 other psychedelic Images
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“No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” by Naomi Klein – BOOK recommended by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/no-is-not-enough-resisting-trumps-shock.html

Democrats Launch “Resistance Summer” Focused on Healthcare, Education & Social Security
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Picture of Colon Powell standing in front of Picasso’s Guernica… at censored press conference at United Nations before the start of Iraq War.
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A Brief History of the Vietnam War. 58,000 Americans died for nothing…

December 6, 2017

 

During the 1950s Americans went into a Panic about Communists taking over the world. We built thousands of Nuclear Missiles and fallout shelters. The US Congress had witch hunts (Joe McCarthy-HUAC) to expose Commies who worked in The Hollywood Movie business and blacklisted folksingers that were leading our young people astray with anti-war songs. During the height of this hysteria Vice President Richard Nixon went on Television and explained “the Domino Principle”
while pointing to a map of Asia. His theory was that one by one those countries over there would turn Commie and soon they would take over Mexico and threaten the American Way of Life. Soon, President Eisenhower and Kennedy sent advisors to help the South Vietnamese soldiers fight the North Vietnamese soldiers. Then President Johnson sent even More American Soldiers to fight the Viet Cong. Then President Nixon continued the War for another 5 years before eventually he decided to allow the South Vietnamese to fight their own war and we left. Quickly the South lost and thousands of Boat People fled South Vietnam because they thought they would be killed.
As it turned out, The Domino Principle was false. Communism did not take over the world. The entire war was a waste of lives and money.

The main reason we ended the Vietnam War was the huge protest movement against the war. Lead by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the Yippies, The Students for a Democratic Society and The Weatherman staged immense protest marches expressing the desire of the American People to end the war. Eventually the US government got the message…

Ho Chi Minh was the heroic leader of North Vietnam. He successfully threw out the French Colonialists and The Americans. He reunited his country and Vietnamese people ruled Vietnam.

The Vietnam War inspired many anti-war protest songs. Country Joe and the Fish’s “Fixing to Die Rag”, Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant, The Door’s “Unknown Soldier and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” and “Big Muddy” by Pete Seeger…

Then the Draft (forcing people to go fight in wars) ended and we were at Peace for Ten Years…

Many corporations profited from the War in Vietnam including Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Hughes Aircraft. The Government bought a lot of Napalm, Agent Orange and Helicopters.
Some say that corporations had President Kennedy Assassinated because he was going to end the war and they wouldn’t reap the profits…

President Lyndon Johnson was the main promoter of the Vietnam War. He is the one that changed from sending advisors to sending combat troops. Even after it became obvious that we could not win he continued to send more combat troops because he did not want to be the first President to lose a war. Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense at the beginning of the war and then he quit because all his experts said that we could not win. At one point, Barry Goldwater (The Republican Candidate for President) recommended dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi but he lost the Election to LBJ and we never dropped any. We did drop an astonishing amount of traditional bombs, Napalm
(jellied gasoline) and Agent Orange (a defoliant). That killed about two million Vietnamese people. Since they were fighting in defense of their own country they were able to outlast the Americans because they were interested in winning. The American public became opposed to the war in such numbers that eventually Richard Nixon ended the war. At one point, Nixon was so afraid of the protesters that he encircled the White House with Buses parked end to end so that people could not jump over the fence and attack. One protest march walked from the Lincoln Memorial in DC to the Pentagon in Virginia and encircled it. The plan was to hold hands, sing and chant until the Pentagon levitated into the air vibrated and collapsed into a pile of rubble. This march was documented in the Norman Mailer book “Armies of the Night”.

Many thanks to all who protested the war as we saved countless lives. Including my own.
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At Kent State University in Ohio 4 Students were murdered by the National Guard during an anti-war demonstration. This caused widespread outrage among the people of the USA. After all, when a species starts killing it’s children extinction is not far away. Why these 4 deaths caused more of a backlash than the thousands of soldiers dying in Vietnam is a mystery. Maybe it’s because of the Freedom of Speech guarantee of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The Night before the murder students burned down the ROTC building. (Reserve Officers Training Corps) That arson was used as the excuse for the National Guard to arm it’s men with real bullets. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young wrote a great song documenting the murder called “Ohio.”

At UC Santa Barbara students burned down the Bank of America building. That building was selected because the BofA was making a profit off the war.

The revolutionary organization “The Weathermen” blew up over 100 buildings in an attempt to “Bring the War Home”. The Idea was that if the horrors of war were happening in the USA, the public would quickly grow tired of the war and ask our leaders to end it. Eventually, that is exactly what happened. “The Weathermen” selected organizations that were enabling the war for bombing targets. No people were ever hurt by the bombings only buildings. Including the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

Muhammed Ali refused to go to war and was arrested and convicted of draft dodging. At the time he was the most famous man in the world. He was a boxer. He said: “No Vietnamese ever called me nigger”. Martin Luther King also opposed the war. So did Dr Benjamin Spock the author of the book “Baby and Child Care” which was the most popular book about how to raise children among the parents of the Baby Boom generation. Jane Fonda went to North Vietnam to visit the Army there and took many famous photographs that were printed in the newspapers worldwide. She was protesting Against the war and using her Fame as a Hollywood Movie Star to get attention to her views. Those photographs enraged people in favor of the war.

The draft had a tendency to select people who were poor. Anyone who was attending college got a student deferment. That meant that people who were too poor to afford going to college were drafted while students were excused from the war. Practically speaking, soldiers had a tendency to be Black, Hispanic or Native American. Rich people could also get a doctor to write a letter stating that their patient had medical reasons that made serving in the military impossible. For Example: Donald Trump was excused from service due to “Bone Spurs”… a medical condition that made it impossible for him to march… It’s very likely that this medical condition was totally phony and was just an excuse… A friend of mine got a deferment for having surf bumps on his feet. He couldn’t wear Army Boots…

William F Buckley was TOTALLY WRONG about the Vietnam War. He had a popular TV talk show where he would debate liberals. He was supposed to be a brilliant conservative thinker however, he was actually clueless about the war. At the time his show was on TV there were only 3 TV networks and his show was watched by millions of Americans. His opinions influenced the thinking of many “Right-Wing” Republicans. He was sort of like Rush Limbaugh or Fox TV News. A voice of the government. He believed that people should simply do what they are told. He was a skilled debater and could make seemingly believable arguments. Then these concepts were
repeated by millions of Americans… He put words in the mouth of parents that were worried that their children were running away to live in Hippie Communes and smoking Marijuana… Could it be that William F Buckley was a paid stooge of corporations that were making a profit on the war?

Walter Cronkite spoke up against the war. He was a TV News Anchorman and one of the most beloved people in America. He was regarded as a trustworthy father figure. When he came out against the war it was a sign that the people of the USA had had enough. He influenced public opinion greatly.

The “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” was fake. It was used as a reason for our involvement in Vietnam’s Civil War. It was an event that did not happen.

Barry Goldwater ran for President against Lyndon Johnson and lost. Barry believed that we could win the war by dropping Atomic Bombs on Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam. The American people thought nuking Vietnam was a bad idea. So Johnson Won.

The Chicago Riots at the Democratic Convention: Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin of the YIPPIES! (Youth International Party) asked for a million protesters to assemble in a park in Chicago during the Convention. The Police attacked the protesters with billy clubs and the riot was televised. Chanting “The Whole World is Watching” protesters fought with police. Later there was a trial of “The Chicago 7” and they were all convicted of inciting a riot. Later on appeal they were all found
innocent and the Judge (Julius Hoffmann) of the first trial was convicted of obstruction of justice. One of the people of trial (Bobby Seal) was bound and gagged so he would not talk during the trial. A Great song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young documents these events. It was also covered in Abbie Hoffman’s Book “Woodstock Nation”. Another great book of his was called “Steal This Book” a guide to how to live as a revolutionary in America by getting everything for free so a person did
not have to work at a job for money.

The Anti-War movement caused President Lyndon Johnson to decide to Not run for re-election. He was discouraged by constantly being blamed for the USA losing the war. Often protesters encircled the White House and chanted “Hey, Hey, LBJ. How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?” this constant noise disrupted his sleep and he decided to go home to Texas instead of running for a Second Term. When he go home he drank himself to death. It took years but he eventually died.

University of California at Berkeley was an early start of the anti-war protest movement. Mario Savio and Mark Rudd spoke at free speech rallies on campus and organized blockades of the nearby Oakland Army Recruiting facility. The rock band Country Joe and the Fish got their start playing at rallies. Joe McDonald’s parents were pro-communist sympathizers and named him after “Country” Joe Stalin. “The Fish” was a referral to the Mao Tse Tung quote: “A revolutionary swims
thru the people like a fish swims thru the sea.” They are most famous for the “Fixing to Die Rag” song shown in the movie “Woodstock.”

The invention of Television helped end the Vietnam War. For the first time people saw the horrors of war every day in their own homes. Reporters on location showed pictures of the war and the human suffering caused by bombing, napalm and agent orange. Pictures of burning civilians made even
the most Brainwashed of Conservatives Question Authority. TV revealed the lies of the government about how we were supposedly “winning” the war and that there was a “light at the end of the tunnel” and how it would all be over soon. Johnson and Nixon had a more and more difficult job of selling the War to Americans whose children were dying. Awakening Was Happening Nationwide.

I participated in “The Moratorium” anti-Vietnam War protest march in San Francisco. We had protest marches that day in every city in the USA. At my high school we chartered a bus and many students rode from Los Gatos, California to San Francisco. The march ended at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.There was a vast sea of people and The Beatles song “Come Together” was playing on the public address system when I walked over the hill leading to the field. I felt a feeling of “Oneness” with the crowd. It’s emotionally valid to be in favor of good and opposed to evil. The Vietnam War was pure evil. We cut school to participate in this protest march but the principal of our High School did not assign any punishment for our missing class. He told us to figure out for ourselves the meaning of not getting assigned detention. (he was proud of us for risking punishment in support of
our beliefs.)
I participated in a Candlelight March down Main Street in Los Gatos with my parents. I also collected signatures on an Anti-War petition from passers-by in front of the Post Office in Los Gatos. One man who was in favor of the war gave my father a book for me. “You can Trust the Communists” was the title and it’s contents explained the justification for the war.

The Movie “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming” documents in a humorous way the PANIC Attack of the USA about Global Communism and the threat to our way of life. ALSO, “Doctor Strangelove” ridiculed the Pro War people… Both movies are worth watching. “Team America: World Police” is a more recent mockery.
Ironically, during the 1960s most Americans were in favor of the war because they believed in obedience. The concept was that if the government told them to do something that people should simply do what they are told. During the late 1960s there was a global awakening and people started
to think for themselves and question authority.

I protested against the war in Vietnam not only because it was pure evil but also to save my own life. I turned 18 in 1972 and registered for the draft but was NOT asked to go to war. I missed the war by exactly ONE year. Thanks to Jane Fonda, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lennon and the millions of other people who protested the war. “All We are Saying, is Give Peace a Chance” …

IS TRUMP TOO INSANE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT? Does his danger to the Human Species warrant a 25th Amendment removal?

December 2, 2017

Would a war with North Korea or Iran trigger GLOBAL ANNIHILATION by Nuclear Weapons? Would it be like totally groovy to end Human Life on this Planet Forever?
That’s what we have with a Madman in the White House…

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/12/is-trump-too-insane-to-serve-as.html

 

 

Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Free All the Cannabis Prisoners. We could use the extra money to pay for healthcare for all.

August 10, 2017

The USA would receive a fortune in VOLUNTARY Taxes. If you don’t smoke you wouldn’t pay a cent. We could also cut Taxpayer expenses currently wasted on Incarceration and Law Enforcement. It’s a Win-Win situation. More money going into the Treasury and Less going out.  In addition, states that have legal medical marijuana have fewer deaths due to opioid addiction. Some people simply choose the safer drug… DUH…

Who could Possibly be in Favor of keeping Cannabis Illegal?
Corporations that are in the business of incarceration.

Law Enforcement makes money by arresting people, then warehousing them in jail. While ACTUAL crime is on the wane, cannabis arrests are easy and low risk. REAL criminals are often dangerous. Cannabis Criminals are Often Stoned… and easygoing…

and… all these people depend on Prohibition for their Paycheck…

Judges, lawyers, police, bail bondsmen, prison guards, construction workers that build prisons, social workers that talk to the families left behind, involuntary rehab clinics, fertilizer salesman, grow-light salesman, realtors that rent abandoned houses to be used as farms… There is a huge industry that will have sales reduced if Marijuana is legalized…

also…

Criminals depend on Marijuana being Illegal to Protect their Profits. With Legal Marijuana, the Mexican Mafia would be in deep trouble… Are they bribing Senators and Congressmen? We do not know because that money is in cash and not traceable…

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My Best Art – A Psychedelic Freakshow by Greg Vanderlaan… See More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/p/my-best-art.html

Futureworld2525: a silly science fiction story… an Ecoterrorist Time Trip. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/p/prolog-you-are-under-arrest.html

Solar Desalinization Project – Makes Pure Water, Salt and Electricity. When the Steam cools, it falls from the sky as rain. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/solar-desalinization-project-makes-pure.html

Did you ever Notice Arcata, California? It’s Simply Wonderful. Experience the delight at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/did-you-ever-notice-arcata-california.html

How to fix the Waiting for Edge Chat error in the Farmville Game. DELETE COOKIES, RESTART GAME. and tips for playing Farmville. Get a Clue at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-to-fix-waiting-for-edge-chat-error.html

Be Aware of Propaganda: “The Bottom Line with Boris” and Trump TV “Real” News. They are lying to you. Read more at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/be-aware-of-propaganda-bottom-line-with.html

Now is the time to tell your Senators that you want to FIX Obamacare or start Single Payer Medicare for all. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/now-is-time-to-tell-your-senators-that.html

Our war in Afghanistan has increased the production of opium therefore increasing US deaths due to heroin overdoses. Read More at: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/our-war-in-afghanistan-has-increased.html

How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100… Read More At: http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-to-hack-us-senators-contact-via.html

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Trump’s Place in History is Now Secure. He signed the Russian Sanctions Bill despite Putin’s Anger.
Great Job, Donald. Like JFK and going to the Moon or MLK and the “I Have a Dream Speech”, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for the Russian Sanctions Bill that punishes them for meddling with our Presidential election in 2016. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/trumps-place-in-history-is-now-secure.html
“Make America Hate Again” – It’s ABSURD to Blame Immigrants for all our troubles….

The Federal Police force called ICE is stopping and questioning anyone who looks like an illegal alien. That means Latinos… Including people that were born in the USA. Including people who’s Great Great Great Grandfathers were born in the USA. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/make-america-hate-again-blame.html


Legalize Marijuana Nationwide bill introduced in the US Senate. Honorable Cory Booker author. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/08/legalize-marijuana-nationwide-bill.html

People will write anything if they are paid enough… Check out this pro-nuke article by a Fellow at The Heritage Foundation… Stephen Moore… http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/people-will-write-anything-if-they-are.html

A collection of my best art is on Google Image Search keyword “vandergreg”…
My webstore is at zazzle.com/gregvan… Here is a link to my art: http://tinyurl.com/ycqp4sck
and here is a link to my Webstore on zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/gregvan

Anonymous Mask. Why not be different? Make your own and become a Nom Nom Nom Mouse instead. Here’s How. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/anonymous-mask-why-not-be-different.html

Fracking causes water pollution and health danger for people. Split Estate is a great movie documentary. It shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.

EPA chief pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science. As if we could just talk away global warming… The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a government wide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus human activity is fueling the Earth’s rising temperatures.
Learn Secret Communication at: *#%$@**^&*$%^%.com … http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/learn-secret-communication-at.html

Impeach Trump protests nationwide. It’s time for GenX and Millennials to run for public office. Save us Jenna Marbles! We the people have had enough of this buffoon. What is needed is some leadership from young people. The Baby Boom Generation has ruled long enough. It’s time for us to retire and enjoy some free time. http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/impeach-trump-protests-nationwide-its.html

‘Blue Cheese Gone Bad’ – Penicillium roqueforti – (fiction- not one word is true)… http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/blue-cheese-gone-bad-penicillium.html
Alternative words for Marijuana so you can post to Facebook without Homeland Security putting you on a list… 13, M, MJ, ganja, The Nice, The Kind, Bud, hemp, hashish, boo, weed, reefer, herb, tea, grass, joint, wacky tabaky and the ever popular… medicine. Know any others? Comment…

GV: pot, Acapulco gold, Maui wowie, Panama red, bhang, cannabis, doobie, dope, ganja, loco weed, maryjane, roach, sinsemilla and “The Mule” because it kicks you in the head…

Artshow – eye candy – feel free to pirate any image – Greg Vanderlaan http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/artshow-eye-candy-feel-free-to-pirate.html

Donald Trump: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. CAUGHT on tape. Verified by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

August 2, 2017

The President of Mexico says he didn’t call Trump at all last week. Trump claimed he called and congratulated Trump for the great job Trump was doing on illegal immigration.

The Head of the Boy Scouts says he didn’t call Trump at all Last Week. Trump says the boy scout called to tell Trump that Trump gave the greatest speech ever at the jamboree.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/watch-sarah-huckabee-sanders-insists-trump-didnt-lie-about-phone-calls-she-admits-never-took-place/

Sarah Huckabee Sanders verified that Trump Lied.

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Last week, President Trump gave a highly partisan speech to the quadrennial Boy Scout Jamboree that a leader of the organization later ended up apologizing for. Not withing standing that apology, Trump maintains that his speech was “great” and that the Boy Scouts told him so:

President Trump said the head of the Boy Scouts called his recent address “the greatest speech that was ever made to them,” days before the chief scout executive apologized for the president’s remarks.
Trump faced criticism for the speech last Monday, which many saw as inappropriately political for the jamboree setting.
Trump denied to The Wall Street Journal that there was any “mixed” reaction to his speech, noting the standing ovations from the crowd. His comments to the Journal were first made public in a transcript of the interview Politico published Tuesday.
“And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful,” Trump said. “So there was — there was no mix.”

The Boy Scouts, however, are basically denying that any such call took place:

Read more: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/donald-trump-is-a-serial-liar-even-when-it-comes-to-trivial-issues/#ixzz4odLMKHiH

Trumpcare is finally dead. Senate votes against “skinny” repeal of Obamacare.

July 28, 2017

 

A huge win for the American People. Obamacare remains the Law of the Land.

Now the Senate will proceed to NDAA. National Defense Authorization Act… a giant military spending bill. Let’s reduce spending on Defense… Especially the F-35 jet: Corporate Welfare for Lockheed.

Today is a great time to Protest Trumpcare and Occupy your Senator’s Offices.

July 24, 2017

The Senate is planning to vote on a number of bills this week. We the People need to rise up like a tidal wave of outrage against the evil… If you CAN occupy their offices, please do so… If you CANNOT go in person, send them an email… Here is the link to find your Senator… https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Release all Cannabis Prisoners and use all the money currently wasted on incarceration expenses to fund schools.

July 23, 2017

Why keep people in jail for a plant that’s now legal? Why PAY $40,000 a year per prisoner for a law that was simply wrong? WTF? This is a Smart Approach to Marijuana.

release all cannabis prisoners

Feel Free to Copy and Paste this artwork into your own Blog or Facebook Page. The campaign for legalization is working due to the tireless efforts of people that use social media… Thanks for helping out… When will the kind herb be legal nationwide?

 

Medicare for All. A simple way to provide healthcare for America. Like they have in Canada or Australia.

July 19, 2017

Since Trumpcare has failed and Obamacare is not perfect, it’s time for the people of America to ask our elected Representatives to craft a Great Healthcare System. We can look to the other countries of the world for examples of how to do it. Look at Australia… ‘resident Trump says they have a better system… well, why don’t we create a similar system? It will make the corporate lobbyists mad but why don’t we do what’s right for the people?

Our ‘resident declares that “It’s not my fault” that Republicans fail to Repeal and Replace Obamacare. AND… “It’s not my fault” if Obamacare is not perfect… That’s not leadership… Will we suffer through four years of a Failed Trump Presidency doing nothing but blaming other people? What a whiner… Why didn’t Trump make a nationwide speech explaining how the Republican health care plan was wonderful? Because their plan was very bad and Trump knew it. They had 13 old white men and their lobbyists write a healthcare bill and the vast majority of the people in the USA hated it. Total Fail.

“Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. Every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America’s health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program.” – Bernie Sanders
https://berniesanders.com/medicareforall/

We live in Feudalism 2.0 with Wage Slavery. Employee Owned Businesses or Customer Owned Businesses are a better way.

July 18, 2017

What we have today is an economic system where the super rich have purchased Senators and Congressmen who pass laws designed to steal from the poor and give to the rich.  It’s a lot like Feudalism where the Lords owned the land and the peasants worked it as serfs. Nowadays we are wage slaves. There IS an alternative…

 
WINCO is an example of an employee owned business.
https://www.wincofoods.com/
North Coast CO-OP grocery store is an example of a customer owned business. http://www.northcoast.coop/
Coast Central Credit Union is an alternative to Giant Banks like Bank of America. It was “Too big to fail” so the taxpayers paid for their real estate gambling addiction.
https://www.coastccu.org/

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Great Book: What Then Must We Do… Gar Alperovitz talked about his book, What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, in which he argues that the U.S. economy needs to be more responsive to ordinary citizens. He also talked about the need to build on the “Occupy” movement.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?312536-1/must

Democracy Collaborative engages with communities and institutions to connect them with innovative strategies, models and training to build community wealth in their neighborhoods.
http://democracycollaborative.org/

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Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way by Richard Wolff.

Are we to believe, with Margaret Thatcher, that an economic system with endlessly repeated cycles, costly bailouts for financiers and now austerity for most people is the best human beings can do? Capitalism’s recurring tendencies toward extreme and deepening inequalities of income, wealth, and political and cultural power require resignation and acceptance – because there is no alternative?
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jun/24/alternative-capitalism-mondragon

The Mondragon Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragon_Corporation

Richard Wolff official website: http://www.rdwolff.com/

How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100…

July 17, 2017

Pretend to be a real voter in their state by using a valid street address. They have to believe that you are a real voter if the street address is valid.

Look up a valid street address using Google Maps Street View and the USPS zip code lookup.  Many of the forms check for a valid zip code and reject opinions from non voters.  Simply put the little golden man on a street in the appropriate state and presto-changeo an address appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen… Then copy and paste that address into the USPS webpage…

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

https://www.google.com/maps

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action
Find your House of Representatives Contact Form Using this link.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Analog Synthesizer Tips and Tricks. Electrical Engineering FUNdamentals

April 13, 2016

SOLARWIND… Our Musical Group.
I was fascinated with playing electronic music and played with my friends (Ken, Mark and Leon) in Ken’s basement for 5 years on the weekends. I also had a setup in my living room and would invite guests. This was at the time of analog synths and the beginning of midi. My favorite instrument was the Korg Polysix… It had the ability to make those really astonishing outer space sounds… Modulated resonant filter sweeping… like Steve Miller, Edgar Winter or Doctor Who… The pitch of the note could be defined by the control voltage input on the rear panel… well, I had a Radio Shack “100 in One experimenters kit” and a bag of capacitors, resistors and light emitting diodes that I hooked up to generate an oscillating circuit… Absolutely no one else on the planet was making the noises that I made… similar, true, but my noises were unique… Since it was created using wires and SPRING CLIPS to connect the components, the resistance of each connection varied according to stress on the wires… for example: if I blew at the circuit, the music would change due to the pressure of the wind…

Leon had a black box that allowed me to sing or talk into the synthesizer and the volume of my voice determined the sound of the synth… You can hear this particular technique on THE DOORS- STRANGE DAYS… Listen carefully and when Jim Morrison sings the words “Strange Days have found us…etc” there are squiggly noises that follow along with the vocals… (amplitude to control voltage converter, also pitch to control voltage)
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I also had a display of 18 strands of christmas tree lights that would blink on and off… they were hung in the corner of the room with a mylar mirror on each wall… That provided enough light to be able to see the controls and keys on the keyboards… Each strand of lights would be either on or off and they all had different timing cycles… this made the whole display appear to experience waves of rainbow colors… The keyboards were all interconnected to allow waves of sound to evolve over time as the modulated filters ebbed with tidal forces…
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Fun, but all those analog synths are hard to find anymore… they were replaced with digital ones that were cheaper to produce and more reliable… somehow there was a move towards realistic instrument sounds instead of outer space whoosh whoosh… too bad…
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I remember Emerson, Lake and Palmer in concert at the Winterland in San Francisco… Keith jumped off the stage and wandered around the dance floor “zapping” people with a ribbon controller that was making “ray-gun” sounds… A good example of the ribbon controller was on “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys… the part that goes oooWWWWEEEwooowooo… ooooWWWWEEEwooowooo…
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Another beautiful synth was bought used at a yard sale for 75 dollars. It was a minikorg and had been thru severe abuse on the road. This marvel is most famous as the lead voice on Kitaro records… the breathy flute sound that he uses to play melody parts… The theme to Silk Road, etc… This was a monophonic synth that had ring modulator effects and white noise… this also had a switch for setting the pitch to an extremely low tone… as if you were playing notes on a piano that were way off the end of the left hand… this machine allowed me to create what I called the “Dawn of Time” sound… A growling bass note that needed about 10 seconds to play… A ring modulator lets each key have its own vibrato rate… for example” “C” might have a wow wow wow sound that shanged every half a second while “C#” would have a wow wow wow that changed 42 times a second… “D would be 6 times a second etc… this tonal quality creates many of the more avant garde (or teeth gratingly irritating) sounds of extremely early synth recordings…
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I also became fascinated by the possibilities of echo and computer controlled music. Lucky for me, instruments started being built with a MIDI interface… this caused older instruments to go on sale at extremely cheap prices…
The Roland microcomposer was 8 1/2 by 11 inches and had a microcomputer in it. I stored sequences of pitches and durations of notes using the tiny keyboard… really, really tiny… It was designed to drive two SH101 Roland synths and could play two notes simultaneously… what a breakthrough… from ONE NOTE at a time to two… By typing in a series of bass notes each with a duration of 1/8 of a bar… and then running it thru an echo box that had a time set to 3/16th of a bar… and setting the voltage controlled filter so that some notes were silent, some notes were muted and some notes were loud… I was able to trick the system into composing by itself a never repeating bassline that was fun to improvise over… the computer selected which notes to play and when… cosmic…
This worked well for music that is called MODAL… In that style, there are no chord changes at all… the performers select a handfull of notes as the scale and just go to it… the most famous modal piece is “The Old Washer Woman” and The theme performed by Edith Bunker on the television show “All in the Family”… The music is played entirely on the BLACK NOTES of the piano… I think they called it “Those Were The Days”… “Didn’t need no welfare state, everybody pulled his weight, gee those old La Salles ran great… THOSE were the DAAAAAYYYYSSSS…. It is an extremely simple song. So simple that I was able to teach a computer to play in that style… Of course, my compositions were not at all like that whiny song… more robotoc and like German Technopop…
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Music nonstop, technopop… Bleep, blonk… tchatchink…
I was fortunate to have read an article in the Washington Post about the upcoming Kraftwerk concert so I went out and bought the recommended album Autobahn and liked it… The basic style of music sounded interesting and so, I went to the beautiful Warner Theatre to see them. This was an elegant performance space that started out as an ART DECO theatre and then became a dance hall for rock music… oh how lucky we were… This was my first exposure to the technopop music and many of the people in the audience were Germans… I had no idea that such music was even possible. The tour was to promote their albums Computerworld and Man Machine… They had two fellows that beat with “knitting needles” on touch sensitive drum machines while the other two played keyboard synthesizers… The drummers were wild because every time a knitting needle contacted the machine, a loud percussive sound happened… not drum sounds but more like boink or ping or even pffffbtt… When they performed their song “pocket calculator” they walked to the front of the stage and had members of the audience play the notes… The lyrics state ” by pushing down a special key it plays a little melody” blink bonk…. katrronk…. Quite an effective piece of showmanship and audience participation… Then at the end of the show , all the people left the stage and let the computers play the song… for about ten minutes… wild dancing to actual robot performers… I was amazed… Their website has a toy on it that lets you play a drum machine… boing, boom, tchack, peng, zonk… http://www.kraftwerk.com/
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Much of the time when I played with my friends in the basement in Manassas, Virginia we had a home made laser lightshow going… My friend built this using an extremely slowly rotating mirror that had a little “house” built on it out of transparent “walls” and clear glue… The “house” was about 3/4 of an inch tall and caused interference patterns to be displayed on the ceiling… these took the appearance of galaxies or clouds that slowly changed. The speed was about One RPM. He had guests come over and bring their instruments… A trumpet player from the Redskins Football Team band was a memorable evening. In general, we played music that you would hear as a soundtrack for a motion picture… Incidental music or abstract jazz or “outer space whoosh whoosh”…..
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We made a demo recording and had an agent in New York try to sell it to people making corporate videos… No sale, but it was fun trying… When we recorded the demo, I loaned a huge pile of my equipment to Leon and he set up a special studio in the basement of his grandpas home. His grandpa was a Retired General in the Army and had a mansion in McLean and another in Arizona. I never met the grandpa because were were not allowed to visit when he was in town nor were we allowed in many parts of the mansion due to breakable oriental antiques. These people live in a truly different world than us peasants.
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I really got into samplers when I got a midi controlled 4 second monophonic machine. It could be controlled by the drum machine. My favorite sound was a pan pipe. I set up the sound so that the sampler could play it back very slowly giving a low pitch. It sounded as if a giant was blowing on a pan pipe 20 feet tall… I made a tape and gave it to my friend “Major” Tom (a Bowie fan). He was very happy with it because when it was played on the car stereo, it put his children to sleep… Unfortunetly, also on that tape were some doppler effect noises and he panicked because he thought it was a police car siren. A moment of fear but it was quickly resolved by erasing that song from the tape…

Bernie Sanders for POT USA gregory vanderlaan 4 42 420 4201 42012

April 8, 2016

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