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Coloring Book Election 2016 – Arcata CA

March 19, 2016
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Tropical Fish ART… Cosmic Coral Reef… er…

July 14, 2012

http://www.zazzle.com/infinite_fish_poster-228616935116207843

http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan/infinite+gifts

Infinite ART…

 

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http://www.zazzle.com/fish_in_a_surrealistic_ocean_print_poster-228023688464058084

http://www.zazzle.com/tropical_fish_postcard-239117469259293188

soon to be published on my zazzle webstore… a CAMO FISH!

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An open letter to Republicans. by Tom Nash

June 3, 2012

Do you miss the good old days when conservative Republican statesmen were thoughtful, considerate, kindly gentlemen like Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan? Do you yearn for a time when civility, propriety and decorum ruled the day? Are you fed up with the regressive, belligerent, obstructionist stridency of the current Republican Party?

On behalf of the Democratic Party, I am putting out the welcome mat to any patriotic Republicans who are unhappy with the decline of your party. You will find us to be a friendly, civilized party who champion the American principles of freedom, fairness, justice, tolerance, integrity and truth. We appreciate civil discourse and diverse opinion, so there’s plenty room over here for anybody who truly loves America.

You could be one of those Blue Dog Democrats. They are basically reasonable, conservative, decent Christian folks who believe that we can all work together to solve America’s problems. They would probably be Republicans if they could tolerate the smell over there. Most of them are about as conservative as President Reagan was.

Christian patriots are welcome too. All of the Democrat Presidents down through history have been good Christians. Despite what you hear on Fox News about President Obama being an Islamic terrorist, he is actually a devout Christian who practices good family values. Jimmy Carter was even a born again Southern Baptist. What would Jesus do? He was a man of peace who healed the sick and fed the poor. With values like that, he wouldn’t feel very welcome in today’s Republican Party.

So anyhow, come on over here and join with the Democrats for the betterment of America. We can all work together to undo the damage caused by that radical Republican free market agenda that concentrates all the wealth at the top. We can rebuild the middle class back to those good ole days before trickle down economics. We can create new opportunities for our children to prosper. We can rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and make our schools great again. Even rich Republicans would be wise to join with us. When the middle class is healthy again, they will spend lots of money, and you can get even richer.

Your new Democrat friend,
Tom Nash

Eureka! I have found it.

January 30, 2012

Joy Boy on the Beach… and a Butterfly Freakout.

More Art at: http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan*

or http://vandergreg.blogspot.com/

 

32 arrested in occupyEurekaCA – Jack Nounnan

November 16, 2011

Subject: Worsening police brutality of non violent protestors.

From: Jack Nounnan <jnoun@sbcglobal.net>
To:  Press Release Nov 15, 11 for immediate release

Late report due to regrouping (See calls to make below)

Counties worsening vendetta against ‘Occupy’ Eureka

In this obvious long night before dawn of America’s awakening, cops again raided the ‘Occupy’ Eureka encampment, arresting 32 people, ganging up on one protester in maliciously beating him with batons, he bruised badly, suffering from a concussion, police tearing apart this newest Action Encampment rebuilt only 3 days ago before at a crowd on Veterans Day in honoring Scott Olsen, Iraq vet, a victim of cop brutality in Oakland’s Occupation. This was a great collective effort in also establishing an outreach center and library as part of its ongoing demonstration encampment, after the first camp had been destroyed only days earlier.

This followed on the heels of the day before cop brutality of Hans Ashbaucher, all of which have been witnessed by many and also filmed.
“Why!” But we know why and thus it need not be asked. Constant reports coming in now from across the country of raids in attempts to shut down these non violent protests by state law enforcement troops goes right on arrogantly ignoring Ist amendment rights, crushed under this regimes practices and what is becoming this sea change of American cultural, political and spiritual identity.

This raid, striking before sunup, was meant to arrest all involved and confiscate everything, end such audacity of this public protest, obviously to avoid the newly created village being seen by Monday’s work day traffic and the massive canvas depicting the Declaration Of Independence at the Courthouse entrance….framed for all to see. . .of what freedom was meant to mean in America;

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government.”

This reminder torn down again, walked upon and shoved in a truck, discarded again!

Nothing of Eureka police intentions to ‘eliminate’ has diverted ‘Occupy’ Eureka’s purposes of refocussing on the irreparable abuses the huge majority of Americans face in the hands of the governing few.

With this renewed public participation in re-assessing
what’s long been ignored of critical degradation of human and environmental life, we most certainly have our chance!

November 17 ‘Occupy Eureka plans to march on Walmart and military recruiting centers locally, possibly starting before noon. It’s hoped other Occupy sites across the nation will join us in this beginning move to boycott and expose the terrible vices of this giant chain store corporation. Treatment of those without homes and their immediate needs will continue to be part of ‘Occupy’s deepest concerns.

Those who believe reports of this encampment, written by those who make assumptions without closer connections, while almost ignoring altogether their part of 4th estate responsibilities, it’s best to be clear. ‘Occupy’ Eureka has been a virtual ‘clinic’ for the wounded and oppressed, and faces daily serving of needs and problem solving with people this system has deemed expendable and are determined to eliminate, as certain as they are this protest movement. It’s also a high spirited sanctuary for those awake to peoples diminished chances of sustaining on earth and strongly speaking out for these crisis’ times, while facing the unforgiving practices of this systems relentless use of force toward anyone choosing to deeply question its dominance.

What does it take to live in a fish bowl, live publicly 24/7 with the merest of basic needs, facing constant attempts to destroy what little one possesses, while knowing ones work must succeed over any further compromises or ignoring whatsoever of these complex issues, which the majority of humans must embrace in demanding urgently needed changes! Will you be known for what you do or by how you look? Will you be known by your passion and vigor for telling the truth, or how you say it?

It’s time we woke to the real substance of our dilemmas on planet earth and the willingness to get on the side of sustaining life.

Remembering Gandhi’s walk to the sea in protesting the crowns taxing of salt, which lead to terrible government violent attempts to subdue and re-establish their dominant controls over the Indian people, but aired for all the world to see, of the emptiness and moral bankruptcy of their governing policies.

Reach these County official – Tell them what you feel
Call Board Of Supervisors Clerk 476-2390 To reach all Sups
Or E-mail
mciarabellini@ci.eureka.ca.gov
mlovelace@co.humboldt.ca.us
mnewman@ci.eureka.ca.gov
rsundberg@co.humboldt.ca.us
vbass@co.humboldt.ca.us

Occupy Eureka, In Solidarity
Occupy Wall Street, Humboldt
http://occupywallst.org/

Reported by . . .
Communities For Justice and Peace, Humboldt.Co. Ca.
Sending out reports and research studies, exposing media bias,
holding government accountable.
707-616-2212

occupy Eureka California

October 23, 2011

Photographs of the Occupation at the Humboldt County Jail County Courthouse. Eureka is a small town about 200 miles North of San Francisco. These people have been here for about two weeks 24 hours a day. Thanks to all who do the work of occupation. One fellow recommended moving my money OUT of the Bank of America and into a local Credit Union called CCCU. Good Idea. The money stays in Humboldt County and they are NOT planning to charge for the use of a debit card.

Kinetic Sculpture Race 2011 Arcata CA

May 28, 2011

Art Bicycles Travel over Land, Sand and Sea…These pictures were taken at the Manila Cultural Center where the Sculptures change wheels to SandWorthy Tires for a run thru the dunes and on the Beach.

Duane Flatmo Dragon

Gloryopolis

Rutabaga Queen (left) Mushroom Sculpture

CD Sparkle Fish

Whirrled Peas

Tiger Amazon

WASA Space Shuttle

Banana Slug

Magic-Elf

These Vehicles are Human powered ART bicycles some with as many as 8 people pedaling. Amazing. The mechanical engineering is quite complex as some people sit sideways and the chain drive is coupled together. They float and use paddles to propel the machines… also, they travel on sand dunes and down a very steep sand hill nicknamed “Deadmans Drop”… If we could just use this engineering knowhow to build a better auto, we could use less foreign oil.

Official website of June Moxon, Ken Biedelman and Duane Flatmo:  http://kineticsculpturelab.com/

Dreadlocked Lady admires a Kinetic Sculpture

Private Eyes Kinetic Sculpture

Milk Wagon

Checking Chain Drive at the Kinetic Sculpture Race

Compact Disc Swirling behind Magic Leaf.

Compact Discs and Magic Leaf

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My Main Website: http://gregvanderlaan.com
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Image for sale as a Mousepad, Postcard or Greeting Card.

before and after

May 18, 2011
Before and After. Questioning the wisdom of civilization. Here we have the forest, yet... A bigger and better grocery store would be great... 
yet... I like the forest... OH, what a tricky question... Well, we HAVE plenty of forest, Don't we?

Construction Site Eureka CA Safeway Superstore

Our Economy is starting to recover...

Civilization Coming soon.

MD: Until we put in policies that are conducive to an economic recovery, we will not have an economic recovery. Out unemployment will hover 
around the 9 to 10 % range for the forseeable future. I said this at the start of the recession, and so far I have been right. Sure, we will 
see spurts of recovery and Obama will try to make us believe there will be a recovery because of the election, but there will be no robust 
recovery needed to get this economy going.

Of Course, the obvious way to reduce unemployment is to RESET the social security retirement age to 55. Get the entire baby boom generation 
OUT of the work force. Let the NEXT generation have a chance.

OR, we could use come Comic Relief...

Harlow the Cat was named for Jean

"All right Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Boulevard_(film)

Tonight is a full moon and the high thin clouds are lit from within magically.
What a blessing to have a calendar at work that reminds me when to go out and experience reality.
and then there is "NASAVISION"

purple64ets

May 17, 2011

Thankfully, the price of a bus ticket remains the same even with the gas prices going CRAZY. It’s $2.20 round trip. This is less money than driving. Especially when you figure in the SURPRISE repair bills that come out of nowhere and whack you on the side of the head. Talk about a stressful situation… You and I have to get a high paying job to pay for the commute to our job. Circular madness… Yet, I have not found a way to earn a fortune online… My webstore has paid about $200 per YEAR. Sure, it is gratifying to sell my art at all, but it’s a long way from paying the rent and buying food.

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You might have to stand on your head to find out the answer to this question…

Read MORE: http://gregvanderlaan.com/purple64ets.aspx

My Invisible Friend (lyrics)

(Hay-Seuss)

I’ve got an invisible friend
and I call him Hay-seuss.
not Dr. Seuss or mother goose
but JESUS.

If you don’t believe
in Hay-seuss or mother goose
you’ll got to HELL (or Pittsburg)
and burn for eternity.

Oh, me and Jim Jones
we believe in Hay-seuss
and cyanide suicide
will get you quicker to his side.

I didn’t eat for three days
and I heard voices
God talked to me
like I was on LSD
and said you’re SATAN (or Peter Pan)

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This Song was written when a friend of mine decided to find Jesus by fasting. He got real angry and became dangerous to be around… Considering that he spent time inside… I just walked the other way until he ate a big pile of spaghetti. FSM to the Rescue…
Here is some art to take your mind off troubles… Like friends acting crazy due to “Their Invisible Friend”.
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Let’s suppose you wanted to distribute a secret message to your friends and family… Put your message in a Picture.  NO computer program would be able to “captcha” the secret message. It would take a HUMAN to read it… Comprende? Figure that the “Three Letter Agencies” have vast money to spend on data mining using computers but a dramatically smaller budget for employing PEOPLE to read your email. If everyone would just create messages that the computers can’t read, that would increase employment for voyeurs. The Peeping Toms that read your Facebook page are gainfully employed… Hey, it’s one way to decrease unemployment…
Hire more **@$#%#%#%%^&%^&%^&***
Of course, if you really want privacy… get the good stuff from PGP. At one point in time, it was a Federal Offense to export their data encryption programs. What a great selling point. Their programs are so good that they are ILLEGAL. 
Here is a gift to new musical groups… Lads Gone Native might be a great name for a Band. I’m not using it… You can have it!
I wrote some lyrics…
http://gregvanderlaan.com/lads.aspx 
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Ever notice a service offered by google called Zeitgeist? It ranks billions of we searches and displays what people type into the searce engine… supposedly it shows what people worldwide are interested in… Last years winners [2010] were:
chatroulette
ipad
justin bieber
nicki minaj
friv
myxer
katy perry
twitter
gamezer
facebook
Makes me wonder because I am interested in almost NONE of these subjects…

RESET Social Security Retirement age to 55

 

http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan/social+gifts

click on the link above for campaign gifts promoting the idea of:

RESET SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT AGE TO 55.

image search gregvanderlaan

May 7, 2011
Go ahead... do the image search... gregvanderlaan

feel free to copy and paste this image at will

Shameless self promotion… or… just good business… visit my webstore for psychedelic art and JOKES printed on zazzle gifts…

http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan*

Mathematical Proof God Exists

April 28, 2011

IF

evidence of  “he who shall not be named”=TRUE

AND

(the square root of -1) times “he who shall not be named”=God

THEN

FSM=TOTG /TMA;

Maybe I’m a little fuzzy about the Logical Proof… I did PASS Math 259 but got a “C-” grade… How about if I just show you a picture?

See, Here is a photo of "The One True God"

FYI: TMA  stands for Too Many Acronyms…

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But back to the math proof at the top of the post…

Is NOT “Demonic Possession” the only possible explanation of the behavior of Ronald Dumbsfield and Dickless Change-Thing?  We can explain the behavior of  hsuB egroeG… He is simply an MKULTRA brainwashing experiment gone wrong.

But,

THERE IS NO OTHER POSSIBLE EXPLANATION FOR THE OTHER TWO MEMBERS OF THE TRIPOD OF EVIL.

Go ahead… email me a different answer… gregvan at yahoo dot com.

Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

3 spirits artwork

April 26, 2011

We Three Queens of Orient "R"

Second Growth Redwood Forest Haiku

April 26, 2011

Between the stumps in the redwood forest

There is a sunny spot

where the ferns grow.

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People used to log responsibly, cutting 1 of 10 trees.

Ghost Train in Eureka, CA

January 3, 2011

This abandoned train has served Eureka as a graffiti magnet for over ten years. Recently the city has encircled the land with a chain link fence to preserve the artwork and prevent vandalism.
http://www.zazzle.com/ghost_train_in_eureka_ca_necklace-177024514569734081
http://www.zazzle.com/ghost_train_in_eureka_ca_button-145589926660063065

 

Kinetic Sculpture Race May 29, 30, and 31 Eureka, CA

May 24, 2010
Kinetic Sculpture Race Eureka California

Kinetic Sculpture Race Eureka California

Photoshop Tutorial: Winged Hearts from any picture.

February 6, 2010
Sunset over the Mall in Eureka, California

example of mathematical Winged Heart

The winged heart shape is created in Photoshop by using EDIT-TRANSFORM: PERSPECTIVE: and then moving the lower corner all the way to the opposite lower corner creating two pyramid shapes… one right side up, the other upside down… then… FILTER- DISTORT- POLAR COORDINATES- RECTANGULAR TO POLAR… then…  LAYER- STYLE- INNER BEVEL…

To get a heart shape without the wings… when you are doing the perspective transform, bring the lower corner to the center of the picture at the bottom… Have Fun!

Praying Mantis sculpture in Eureka, CA

April 26, 2009
Sculpture by Hobart Brown in Eureka, CA

Sculpture by UNKNOWN in Eureka, CA

Hobart Brown created the Kinetic Sculpture Race. A three day event using human powered art vehicles that travel on road, sand and water from Arcata to Ferndale. More info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_sculpture_race

120 mpg car by Kinetic Sculpture Laboratory in Arcata, CA

April 26, 2009
bicycle powered gasoline car 120 mpg

bicycle powered gasoline car 120 mpg

This car is both bicycle powered and gasoline engine. Suitable for on road traffic it has an orange triangle on the back to allow it to be diven legally on highways. It goes slowly but is perfect for inner city travel. When you are on level ground just use the pedals to propell the machine… Uphill, start the engine and zoom zoom zoom… Since more than half of the time you are going downhill or level, the engine is off and you use no fuel at all.

More info at :

http://www.kineticsculpturelab.com/

Dear President Obama: Let’s Build a fiber optic cable from Eureka, CA to Portland Oregon.

April 22, 2009

A construction project digging a ditch and laying cable would employ Americans. We currently have only one fiber optic cable connecting Eureka, California to the internet.

When that one gets accidentally cut, all commerce stops until it is repaired. No business using credit cards, debit cards and people just don’t carry around a lot of cash these days. When you were elected there was a lot of talk about funding infrastructure projects. All the design has been completed because the telecom companies have been talking about building this for a couple of years. They just need funding.

Rainbow Gathering California

Rainbow Gathering California

If we all work together, amazing things can be accomplished.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

Use the above link to email president Obama…

Earthday: Every Day…

March 30, 2009

To celebrate Earthday, here in Arcata, California we have a music/ecology festival. The event features booths explaining appropriate technology and how to build it. Calypso music and Samba Parade. This artwork is available for sale as a mousepad on my store: http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan*

Earthday: Polar co-ordinate distort on photo of the whole earth.

Earthday: Polar co-ordinate distort on photo of the whole earth.

I hope YOUR town has a fun event to celebrate the birthdat of the Earth!


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