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1.03.2009

PRESS RELEASE

IF YOU KNOW OF A PUBLICATION THAT SHOULD CARY THIS - DO IT.

Hunger Strike Continues 7/24 on Capitol Hill Day #16 Demanding $200B Budget Shift from Pentagon to Plan B 3.0 Awaits Notification from Dennis Kucinich

NW corner of Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC, January 1, 2009. In order to understand this action, "Imagine that you've seen a meteor just days from striking earth and congress is doing nothing but talk. What do you do," asks Start Loving, when asked to explain this campaign.

"Plan B 3.0, by Earth Policy Institute's Lester Brown, authoritatively, unmistakably shows us the national and global security 'meteor.' -- the soon to be irreversible destruction of life support on planet earth -- 'civilization collapse,' as manifest in the sharp rise in failing states around the world," Loving continues. "Driven by global warming, population explosion, and millions moving toward western style consumption, and with tipping point just months away, the Marshall Plan funding Brown calls for occurs now, January 2009, or it is too late for U.S. National security."

Loving adds, "Despite this impending catastrophe, Barney Frank (Democrat MA) is the lone voice in Congress calling for action, in October demanding a 25% shift in budget from the Pentagon. I will not remain silent in the face of this obvious threat. I expect to remain on Capitol Hill, NW corner of the Cannon House Office building 24/7 consuming only water, vitamins, and electrolytes until Dennis Kucinich, the congressman I most trust, comes out to tell me that the funding shift is a certainty."

Most of his adult life a turn-around expert in the computer industry, Loving came to DC over 3 years ago to fight the genocide in Darfur (Wash. Post, A Hunger For Justice - washingtonpost.com), conducting a 46 day hunger strike, 7/24 occupation outside the Sudan Embassy. He moved to direct confrontation of U.S. self destructive acts of Empire last October with a 7/24 occupation on Capitol Hill against the bombing of Iran (<http://startlovingusforcesiraniraq.blogspot.com/>http://StartLovingUSForcesIranIraq.blogspot.com) .

Most recently Loving has been supporting the 27+ year Peace Vigil in Lafayette Park (<http://prop1.org/>http://prop1.org) in for the furtherance of Proposition One (HRxxxx) as proposed by Eleanor Holmes Norton each year since 1993. First passed in DC in DC election 1991 (prop1.org for details).

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Note: Plan B 3.0, Lester Brown is online, free at http://www.earth-policy.org/Books/PB3/index.htm

Additional Detail at Mr. Loving's YouTube site: <http://youtube.com/StartLoving1>http://youtube.com/StartLoving1 and <http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/>http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com .

Addional press contact: Ellen Thomas, 202-682-4282 Proposition One <http://prop1.org/>http://prop1.org

Start Loving email: Start_Loving@yahoo.com

Day 17: Ellen, the lone partner in this campaign to save humanity

Ellen,

Some thoughts are in my mind regarding your behavior and I think I should share them.

Many, many people know of the campaign I am surrendered to. Millions know of, and talk enlessly about the threat (Plan B 3.0, Prop1) know of the global threat I am committed to fight with all of my being.

I know of one person besides myself that will actively even approach committing to fight this threat - you. I am awed at your courage, and your humanity. You make me think of the parable of the two sons - one of whom says "no" dad, I will not do what you ask, but does; and the other son that says "SURE" dad, and does not. You being the former, not necessarily enthusiastic or pleased, but... then, you just do what our Father would want - bringing water, sending out a press release, physically dragging the vigiler to safety out of 60 mph winds, wifi, replenishment of electrical power.......

You also make me think of Jesus Mother, Mary. I never got the idea that Mary was very pleased with what Jesus was doing, she didn't understand fully, she didn't agree... But I DO have the sense that still, if not happily, she kept supporting Jesus work. She was always "there" for it.
With tears of amazement, Your brother,

1.02.2009

Day 16 Occupation / Hunger Strike continues

ZERO support from anyone, in any way EXCEPT Ellen, Steve and Troy. :-)

Jesus didn't have any support either while he was alive.

I do NOT take the lack of support / participation personally. Why? No one is acting with the heroism called for by these times in ANY campaign.

If he or she is moving you are observing a blood sucking zombie, in all likelihood. This is a graveyard.

Why do I continue?
  1. God knows what will happen. I am not God.
  2. Doing what needs to be done feels superior to any alternative - awesome! Life itself.
  3. Future survivors need examples.
  4. Current survivors need examples.
There is never a second when I'd prefer being any place else, doing anything else.

CREATIVE TENSION = GOD = LIFE = LOVE = TRUTH

Dr. King's concept of creative tension - the source of all motive power for significant change - honest embrace of the Reality of how things are AND how they could / should be.

This is God - conscience - Life - Love - Truth. THIS is what characterizes Jesus, King, Gandhi...

This, creative tension is what animates my life.

Creative Tension BEGETS Creative Tension IF ANYTHING will. Without it only evil is possible.

1.01.2009

Retaking the Hill. Hunger Strike Day #14

Bye. I'm off to the Hill.

ps: Have you gotten word to Kucinich yet that I'm out there in support of his PeaceForce efforts - and will remain on Hunger Strike, 7/24 Occupation of the Hill until he comes out to tell me the $200B shift from War-making to Peace-building is "in the bag?"

12.31.2008

60MPH GUSTS BLOW ME OFF HILL FOR THE NIGHT

Having dragged my stuff the 50 blocks or so to retake the Hill early this morning, surviving the cold and the 60 mph wind gusts; at about 7pm I was setting up "camp" for the night, not quite sure what was going to survive that wind by morning, when beep beep beep... my guardian angel Elen was there in the car. "Hi," I said. "Get in," was the response. "Hmmmm...." I said. "GET IN!!!!!" was the command.

Precious equipment, signs, etc was getting destroyed / blown away. Can't really afford that.

This is pretty extreme weather for DC.

I expect to be back to Retake the Hill 7/24 tomorrow morning.

WEDNESDAY 12/31 RETAKING THE HILL 7/24

Hunger Strike Day 13.

Independence Avenue, north west corner are of the Cannon House Office Building.

For those of you who join some thoughts:
  • FAR AND AWAY the most difficult part is NEVER being able lay prone 7 /24. Call Bev at Relax The Back Store in Wilmington DE and she will cut you the best price she can, and express out to you (your cost) most of the following: 2 Cascade Camp seat cushions, 1 Roho seat cushion, 1 Obus High Back. Get the $20 Mtn Chair from Eastern Mtn Sports. I don't see how you can make it with less than these.
  • COLD. You DO seem to be able to have sleeping bag. Have as warm a one as you can for day and night use.
  • WET. This is a huge potential enemy. Rain pants, umbarella, 6 INDUSTRIAL SIZE - STRENGTH GARBAGE BAGS. EMS / REI have "emergency blankets / space blankets" of the medium strength variety, like a tarp. I duct-tape on into a mummy bag for my sleeping bag lower to go into for dryness, and the other I arrange over my upper for overnight vigil in rain.
  • In many months there I've not been arrested and only rarely hassled. Maintining the Vigil in all regards including apperance is key. Most of the officers are extremely respectful of genuine courage.
  • Even with hundreds of us, this is not a social event, it is war, waging love to save civilization - 7/24.
  • Reading / listening to appropriate material is necessary for sanity and "the work." "Learn as though you were going to live forever." I have an extensive mp3 audio book library to share.
  • NATURE CALLS: By the time you join Congress is likely to be in session which means 7-7 restroom is available. Otherwise, NOT. NOT weekends. Think bottles.
  • Remember, we are an army and need to maintain decorum.
  • No public wifi. No public AC.
  • Little or no support.
  • ... you know, like every revolutinary force in history - fighting from the trenches. WHEN HISTORY IS CHANGED, IT IS FROM THE TRENCHES. "If you love the poor, you will share their fate." Oscar Romero.

12.30.2008

I AM DYING FOR YOU TO SEE THESE. What else can I say? What else can I do?

Hunger Strike Day 13.

Hmmm. I am dying for you to study the following, and its companion - IMMEDIATELY. What else can I say?

Do I need to know? I need to SHARE. These:
Go to YouTube Channel STARTLOVING1 for PLAYLISTS!!!!!

There IS no February 2, 2009. Returning to 24/7 Occupation of Capitol Hill 12/31/08 A.M.

TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE

Computer work likely to keep me off-site until Wednesday A.M. at which point, FINALLY I expect to return to 7/24 occupation on the Hill, preparing for return of Congress next week.

Working through the night project completion is finally within sight, it would seem, on 3 of 4 projects.

Three video projects, two major seem to be completed and uploading!

The final project, yet to begun should be quite manageable.

This is the final great battle for Humanity. With or without comrades I'll fight it to the finish.

Dr. King was mistaken.
THE NEXT 30 DAYS ARE THE MOST
CONSEQUENTIAL IN HUMAN HISTORY.
TODAY is the time to be alive.

Thank you God.

GOD = REALITY. PERIOD. (The Reality of what best advances, perfects the epigenetically determined wellbeing of the species.)

King, Gandhi, Jesus... were the great Visionaries, the great seer's, the great DEVOTES of Reality, which typically is called Truth as associated with them.

The Church, Science, Capitalism, Corporatism - any and all INSTITUTIONS, being INhuman seek to indoctrinate, to addict us to "their" tRUTH, that is to draw us AWAY from God, AWAY from Reality.

This was an invaluable leap forward in clarity for me last week.

12.29.2008

MON. EVE: MAJOR TECH PROBLEMS.

Return to the Hill delayed another day.

Plan B 3.0 now available, free not only PDF but NOW online in AUDIO (CORRECTED / CHANGED from earlier today):
Although I expect to work through the night, Wednesday morning looks like the time of return to the Hill for the 24/7 occupation.

CAMPAIGN 1 MORE DAY OFF THE HILL - COMPUTER WORK

Work is keeping me off the Hill one more day, but still on the Hunger Strike.

Tremendous technical problems, but worth fighting through.

God (Reality!) willing, by the time I return to the Hill:
  1. Plan B 3.0 chapters 1 and 13 will be on YouTube.
  2. Complete audio-book version of Plan B 3.0 will be available online to listen via mp3/Ipod
  3. MLK's final warning to us, "A time to break the silence" speech from Riverside Church for which our handlers shot him one year later will be edited and ready for us to blast on the Hill for when Congress returns next week. " A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."
So much yet to attempt, so few days left.

12.28.2008

Hunger Strike / Hill Occupation Day 11: Off the Hill 2 days to Communicate this to you

"GIVE ME MILITARY MEN TO WORK WITH ANY DAY.
DO NOT GIVE ME COWARDS."
Gandhi (paraphrase)
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Would you risk your life to prevent this (photo at left)? Would you sacrifice your life to prevent this? Of course you would. I AM. THAT IS WHAT THIS HUNGER STRIKE IS ABOUT. YOU JUST DON'T SEE THE IMMINENT END OF CIVILIZATION, AND I DO. (If you "see," and you do not "do," you do not "see.")

Don't feel bad about not seeing it.
My entire adult career / training / passion / expertise / commitment was seeing large scale calamity months, years or decades before others - in time to starve it off - saving organizations in the computer industry which I did with some regular success. My whole life, on important matters, I simply "see" many, many times further than others. Simply a gift I've received, I use, and I die to share.

We've got about 30 days; NO MORE. By February 1st it will be too late for you, or me, or anyone to prevent it. No, not a civilization extinction from space. The planetary holocaust weeks away from irreversible certainty is man made - you and I made it.

And if it is going to be prevented, you and I have to do it, TODAY - BEFORE THE MILITARY - CORPORATE - INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS FORCE OBAMA INTO A "THEIR" AGENDA, "THEIR" BUDGET, "THEIR" PLAN. IT WILL THEN BE YEARS BEFORE A MAJOR COURSE CHANGE COULD HAPPEN, IF EVER - AND THAT IS YEARS TOO LATE. TODAY Obama is at the height of his political capital. TODAY the US Citizens are at the height of their readiness to participate. These stars, aligned today will be out of alignment by Feb 1.

On the Hill (so I was already totally committed, day 6 of the Huger Strike) on Christmas, I began a book I suspected was essential for me to read. Although obvously I could see why it was time to lay our lives on the line, I had no hope of effectively communicating to you "why," that we were facing calamity worth sacrificing our lives for, let alone communicating to you why it had to be TODAY, NOT TOMORROW. My only opportunity was to do my part in showing you "that" we were facing calamity worth sacrificing our lives for by doing so myself. "Example is NOT the major thing in influencing people. Example is the ONLY thing." Albert Schweiter.

Whereas this is the most important quote for this time, this place, and this crisis; explanation, clarity, vision, information does have a place as well. By December 26th as I completed my first reading of the book, on the Hill, I realized that the book I was reading was that vision, information Divinely articulated, impeccably researched and miraculously substantiated....

In finishing my 2nd reading today I realized the imperative of getting to a computer and:
  1. getting this initial alert to you, and
  2. creating a more extensive tool to get this information available to people, which I'll hope to complete by tomorrow or Tuesday so I can return to the Hill. The Hunger Strike continues, although to clear my head for this computer work I am taking juice tonight and probably tomorrow for which I expect to subtract one or two days from the Hunger Strike count.
On the Hill I've had no computer capacity because the laptop Dave and MR loaned me is in the shop for repair. But this is not the major reason that, if you've tried to contact me, you've had no response. With the few days I may have left, there is no time for emails. The time for chat is past. The time for dialog is past. The time to discuss - "how is Start's health, safety..." is totally unimportant. We are facing the imminent extinction of Human Civilization, and if by the time you finish this email and the first two (1 and 2 below) "need to do's" below, you still don't "get" that, go find your child, niece, nephew or grandchild and kiss their ass goodbye.

What you need to do:
  1. Read chapter 13 of Plan B 3.0 NOW - free, online here at the Earth Policy Institute:
    The Great Mobilization
    (pdf)
    Introduction
    Shifting Taxes and Subsidies
    Summing Up Climate Stabilization Measures
    A Reponse to Failing States
    A Wartime Mobilization
    Mobilizing to Save Civilization
    !!!! Ignore the last section, "What you can do" unless you like masturbating - it is too late for his recommendations written months ago. Feb 1 or die.
  2. Digest, consume the entire book cover to cover. Do it now. Better do it on an empty stomach - it is utterly horrifying - and it can save the life of all your progeny AS NOTHING ELSE CAN.
    Table of Contents
  3. NOTE: IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN MP3 PLAYER - GO GET ONE. BY MONDAY OR TUESDAY DOWNLOAD AN AUDIO-BOOK VERSION OF PLAN B 3.0 HERE OR HERE (CHANGED MON. NITE!!!). "READ" IT DURING YOUR COMMUTE TIME, LAUNDRY TIME....
  4. Join this Hunger Strike / Hill occupation - details here (scan around the last few week's posts (mostly one-liners)). Do it NOW. Check this site in another day or so regarding details - what you'll need, what to expect....
  5. GET OTHERS to join the Hunger Strike / Hill occupation. Do it now. Why Hunger Strike, and nothing else, nothing less? BUNKER BUSTER NON-VIOLENT ACTION: THE DIFINITIVE ESSAY, by Thick Nhat Hanh
  6. MAKE SURE THAT KUCINICH KNOWS (and unless YOU'VE gotten word to him - HE DOES NOT) THAT THE HUNGER STRIKE / OCCUPATION BEGAN 12/19 AND WILL NOT END UNTIL:

    A. THE HUNGER STRIKER(S) EXPIRE, OR
    B. HE COMES OUT TO TELL US THAT THE $200B SHIFT FROM WAR-MAKING TO PEACE-BUILDING IS "IN THE BAG."

    Kucinich is NOT the TARGET of this campaign. Kucinich can be the/a
    HERO, THE CHAMPION in this campaign! HE is the one that has been calling for a Department of Peace. HE is the unimpeachable, COURAGEOUS patriot on the Hill. THIS CAMPAIGN, IF SOMEONE GETS IT TO HIS ATTENTION IN TIME, can give him the empowerment he, AND OBAMA DESPERATELY NEED AND WANT!!!!! Remember how FDR said to Sidney Hillman the Labor Leader? "Sidney I agree with everything in your proposal, it is all exactly right, now you just go back home and make me do it." If Obama tries to shift $200B from WarMaking to PeaceBuilding, WITHOUT IT COMING FROM PUBLIC PRESSURE, his administration is DEAD ON ARRIVAL. Obama knows this. BUT IF THE $200B SHIFT DOES NOT HAPPEN THEN ALL WE HAVE IS ANOTHER "ENRON," ANOTHER "MORTGAGE CRISIS," A CERTAIN IMPLOSION OF "ILLUSORY," "FAUX" GOOD WORKS BUILT ON SAND, FUNNY-MONEY, A HOUSE OF CARDS. "FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME FOR A 9TH YEAR!?!?!?!?!?"
  7. Check this site over the next few days for information about how to join the hunger strike, etc., clarification and elaboration of the themes of this email....
More from me over the next day or so, but you don't need it now. If you are going to "get it," this email/post will suffice. "I will admit but one tyrant in my life; the still small voice within." Gandhi. Better listen HARD to your inner voice. Now.

There is no Feb. 2nd.

"Some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, some people say what the f*ck happened."

If you value your child's, niece's or grandchild's ass.....