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8.25.2012

Loving, here. Have you ever been taunted at one of your coffee shops? Sworn at? Viciously and cruelly discriminated against, repeatedly?


August 25, 2012

My dear friends at xxxx coffee shop,    (their Identity protected, so far)

Have you ever been taunted at one of your stores?  Sworn at? Viciously and cruelly discriminated against, repeatedly? I have.  Not by your staff, who are genuinely nice and professional folks, but still, at your store.  Is that what you are about?  It was clear discrimination.  That’s illegal I suspect.  It certainly is not what xxxx, or the building owner wants to be associated with here in DC just blocks from Judiciary Square.  Is it?

The most recent cursing and  discrimination against me at your store was today.  I arrived about 8:30, purchased a large cup of decaf, and your store being quite empty that early, sat discretely at a table back in a corner for an hour.  You see, I have facial tattoos, and as a courtesy to you, I sat in a rear corner out of the way of folks.  Your staff is very nice.  I try to show my appreciation.  Last evening for example, at about 7:30pm, I spent at least 10 minutes, probably 15, cleaning up and straightening up your patio.  Your staff would have done it but  you must have had a busy day, chairs were all over, and trash was all on the ground, all around.  By the time I was done, all the chairs were in their place and the trash picked up.  

Today, after drinking some of my coffee, not wanting to take space in your store, customers were accumulating, I went to a remote part of your patio to continue working for a while.  Within 10 minutes, as has happened to me at least twice before, the power was cut to the outlet I was using for my laptop.  Within 5 minutes after that, the man that did it the first time, a dark skinned man, early 40’s I’ll guess, when I saw him I said, ‘I purchased coffee here this morning.’  He said nothing.  ‘I’m going to speak to the manager about this,’ meaning your store manager, to which he replied, “I’m the manager you son of a bitch.”  HUH?  HUH???  Cursing at me?

The prior time I saw him directly was about 2 months ago.  Again, I had purchased a drink, and was sitting in a remote part of your patio.  After about 10 minutes the power was cut.  5 minutes later, the man who today said he was the manager, came out and taunted me.  WHAT?  ‘Oh, did something happen with the breaker?  Oh, I don’t know anything about it, but I guess it did.’  Lying to me.  What?!?!?!?
Is it because I have facial tattoos, that obviously don’t have a lot of money, from my appearance, probably don’t have a home, or is it because of those three things on top of which I am a highly educated, multiple degrees, white guy?  It is absolutely rank discrimination, which  as I’ve said, to my knowledge, is against the law in America, in DC.

I expect that like every other of your customers, from here on in the future, I will be treated exactly as are all of your other customers, including, the power outside will be on, and left on when I use it.  Period.
I know you will do with this letter what best serves this end, so that I need not do so.  It can be used by you with your corporate management, DC Homeless Advocacy Law Center, the building manager, other DC Legal advocacy… or whomever you need to terminate this discriminatory, illegal, unprofessional behavior.  I wish this nasty man nothing ill.  I wish the discrimination to stop, by your action, not mine. 

NOW. I’ll know your response by how I’m treated in the future.  I know your staff will all vouch for my civility as will dozens of Secret Service, and Park Police officers in town who have watched my respectful advocacy for human rights these last 9 years or so.

Your brother, no matter what,

James E. McGinley 

GWDF2 D10A Debilitated with Pain again today. Bk 3 -

Sleep, thank goodness, so far is relatively painless.

When I awake I have 2-300 of my daily 800 calories, partly, so I can take the Prilosec and Iron without too much pain.  Uh, not today.  For the last 3 hours it is all I can do to try and doze and deal with the stomach pain.  :-(  So much work time being lost.

If this continues, Monday I'll seek an appointment with the doctor for pain management.

Those hours that I can work I'm compiling, "Your next 200 billion kids are on planet Hell unless now.... The Words of James Hansen, Lester Brown, Joe Romm, Michael  Mann, IEA, IPCC...."

8.24.2012

Audio Version Online - Resurrecting Your Unviolent Warrior - a Personal Trainer

http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/p/book-2-resurrecting-your-unviolent.html

Undocumented mom risks life in US to join activists TIME

Undocumented mom risks life in US to join activists

nd GWDF2 D9B Pr. #1: Compiling the Essential Hansen, Brown, Romm, McKibben. Daily Headline Posting on HOLD.

nd GWDF D9B Pr. #1: Compiling the Essential Hansen, Brown, Romm, McKibben. Daily Headline Posting on HOLD. 

Mass. Commuters Save Woman, Son From Train... ABC News

Mass. Commuters Save Woman, Son From Train...

ABC News - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Quick-thinking Boston-area commuters are being praised for rescuing a woman who tumbled off a subway platform and onto the tracks with her 4-year-old son in her arms.

8.23.2012

nd 'If you know, but you do not do, you do not know.' Anonymous

'If you know, but you do not do, you do not know.' Anonymous

nd GWDF2 D9A Stomach Pain Much Less today. Work proceeding

nd GWDF D9A Stomach Pain Much Less today.  Work proceeding

8.22.2012

nd GWDF2 D8B Stomach Pain Largely gone last 4 hours

nd GWDF D8B Stomach Pain Largely gone last 4 hours

Bain Closes US Plant, Forces Workers to Train Chinese Replacements DailyFinance

DailyFinance

US middle class has 'worst decade in modern history' Chicago Tribune

US middle class has 'worst decade in modern history'
Chicago Tribune

nd 'I'd just let it go if today's adults were the one's to be crushed, C, L, R. But the kids?' Loving

nd 'I'd just let it go if today's adults were the one's to be crushed, C, L, R.  But the kids?'  Loving

GWDF2 D8B Severe stomach pain 2nd day

My concern is the distraction from work.  Today, I'm managing to keep working, pretty well.

My dear doc Cardile had proscribed prilosec several weeks ago.  I took it for about 4 days and stopped because it seemed to bring on the ache.  It is supposed to de-inflame the stomach lining.  Starting this morning I'm trying it again.   It can take up to 4 days if it is going to work.

Late this week or early next I expect to see the doc again if this continues.

8.21.2012

nd 'Jesus, King, Gandhi... made the word, Flesh. We're to do the same.' Loving

nd 'Jesus, King, Gandhi... made the word, Flesh.  We're to do the same.' Loving

GWDF2 D8A Back on post. Debilitated by stomach pain. :-(

GWDF D8A Back on post.  Debilitated by stomach pain.  :-(

Uneventful return trip, except my stomach hurt so bad I couldn't work, only try to rest, and that has continued the several hours I've been back.  Was it the rocking of the bus?  Progression of whatever I've got?  Too much exertion?  I'll watch it tonight, tomorrow... if this continues I may reconsider the tests, cuz I can't work, I can't concentrate with this pain.  Wimp!

Mercifully, all of the stuff I left under a bench was there undisturbed, except for some work by rats, the four legged kind.

That's all for now.  Got to go back to resting and trying to deal with this stomach pain.

nd 'God is that which is True, no?' Loving

nd 'God is that which is True, no?' Loving

8.20.2012

GWDF2 D7B Slept 17 hours today. Silence? Privacy? I'd forgotton. Seems my Body hadn't forgotten.

I had no idea my body was so exhausted - between living in a fishbowl on the streets for 1/3 of a year now, the internal bleeding, anemia, years for to-death's door hunger strikes, half rations now, not an hour's break in so many years I can't remember (how I Love it)...

Slept 12 hours yesterday, and 17 hours deep rest last night.  Little other work completed these two days besides telling some folks that have been rocks, angels in my life that I Love them, and repacking, shedding a bunch of stuff for beloved friends to store and eventually disperse.

My bus back to the Canadian Embassy leaves at 9:50am.  I can hardly wait to get back in the fight.

800 calorie per day slow-death-fast continued. Losing about 1/4 to 1/2 pound per day from 164 lbs on 8/8, the day before Nagasaki.

It remains to be seen how many of my belongings are left.  Megabus has a 50lb weight limit that I exceeded mightily but had to leave 2/3 of my belonging's under a bench. If I were black, and a con, they'd be fine.  But I'm not.  We'll see.  May have to re-create the signs, do without sleeping bags, etc.