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Memo: (wishing a) Peaceful Week in US + Atlantico and Pacifica proposal

Memo: Nov 2 2020

Wishing for a peaceful week in the USA.

Also advocating for proper representation for Guam, Northern Marianas islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, WaDC etc.

Maybe make two states out of all the territories (Atlantico & Pacifica) > combine the Dakotas and split Wyoming into the neighboring states to keep the total state numbers under control :-)

Yeah yeah, putting it in there to get people thinking but really the math sort of works out… I should really never post anything like this but really feel the people in these territories deserve proper representation so letting people know how weird/lousy it would feel if suddenly people of Wyoming or North Dakota were disenfranchised

On a similar riff, as I recall learning when Texas joined the union, there was a provision that the state could split into three states at some future point. Wonder if this is ever discussed as an actual option?

52/55/ even 60 states, why not…

Midwest USA roadtrip time-lapse (2015) – Lomo photos (colour)

Driving across the United States mid-west region (Iowa and Nebraska, July 2015) I snapped photos with Lomo La Sardina (Sardine Can) camera loaded with expired 35mm film, directly out the moving vehicle window each :15 minutes for a full roll.

The results are here, unedited, glitches and all – order is unintentionally scrambled but that’s not really the point.

There is beauty in the redundancy and fade.

 

 

Advice: print em, stitch em, remix em, etc, carry on

See also:  #GD50 massive scrapbook of ephemeraGrateful Dead “Fare Thee Well” (2015), Lomo photos (colour), vol. 1 (people, mostly)

WA State Primary Voting packet

Playing the game / possibly last cycle (note 3 country citizen, live in different 4th) PS likely did not pick a winner (as usual ).

More complete update:

I unpacked scrapbook materials from Nagasaki and folded laundry (though i did tick my primary ballot, have not watched any debates, based vote on quality of copywriting in voter booklet (mostly))

Great service from Thurston county auditor getting my ballot out here in Japan in a timely manner too

M. Emery’s press conference at BC Supreme Court pre-extradition to USA

Marc Emery hugs his "drug war widow" Jodie EmeryI attended Marc Emery’s press conference this morning before he had to surrender to the courts and while i am not a huge enthusiast of his personal style and tactics, this is a massive injustice and needs to be discussed sensibly.

Very poignant and sad to see him have to say goodbye to his wife Jodie for several years while serving time far from home in a US prison for “aliens.” Sad day for Canada and freedom advocates everywhere.

After from the remarks and questions, Marc Scott Emery was formally taken into custody and taken to a holding facility to await extradition transfer and sentencing in a US court based on a plea arrangement giving him 5 years in an “alien” jail.

He implored the assembled advocates and media to seek his transfer back to Canada to serve his sentence rather than submit to the USA punishment for the charge of selling cannabis seeds to “overgrow the government.”

Here are a few snapshots from the Marc Emery’s press conference at BC Supreme Court pre-extradition to USA on Sept. 28 2009

There were many grassroots and mainstream media assembled so i expect more audio, video and photos to come. I recorded some audio and will release on a future Choogle on podcast.

Marc Emery awaits extradition to the USA

Two Country Election Fest – Choogle On! #70

Two Country Election Fest – Choogle on #70

Art’ed up by Bread the Producer

Heading out to vote in his riding in BC, Uncle Weed rallies to a secondary voting location at the last minute while spieling about the election process, political parties and vast timezones.

After filling out his Canadian ballot, he returns home to drink hot toddies, get baked and fill out his USA ballot while riffing about the left vote split resulting in the Canadian Conservative minority government, and expressing hope for good times ahead. Folk singer (and personal hero) Billy Bragg provides poignant music to inspire keeping faith in democracy.

Cast your vote for Two Country Election Fest – Choogle on #70 (.mp3, 40:45, 38MB)

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