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4.01.2016

***** THIS. Read, repeat 2 times, repeat 2 times more. At least that's what I'm doing. ''The rise of American authoritarianism A niche group of political scientists may have uncovered what's driving Donald Trump's ascent. What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016'

http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism

3.31.2016

Starting around 3 a.m., by 7 a.m. I had completed 30 miles. I couldn't sleep. An adrenaline High. I think that I may have just crashed. I'm.....

Starting around 3 a.m., by 7 a.m. I had completed 30 miles. I couldn't sleep. An adrenaline High. I think that I may have just crashed. I'm in the process of eating a large breakfast and trying to stay awake. I don't know if the breakfast will refresh me or if there's a long nap and store now. The first 30 miles involved roughly a thousand foot climb up and down. There's two thousand feet up and down ahead of me now. 30 miles done, 55 miles to Westchester. So far, it looks like mid to late afternoon maybe a possibility. But how my body is continuing to function I don't understand.

Ps.  well, I well, I don't understand what's going on with my physiology. I could barely stay awake while eating breakfast but then I was alive again. I think riding this thing is very stimulating and apparently I go into fairly severe calorie deficit and stuffing with calories brings me back. That's my theory. Maybe I'll be asleep 5 minutes from now but my senses so I'll be able  to pedal for 2 pedal for quite a while.

3.30.2016

***** 60 miles, north of Baltimore more tired than in many many many many years.........

It was a really really really good day. Eventful, a really really really really good day. I'm sitting at an equivalent of Wawa, Royal Farms. I am so exhausted that there are no words. I've been peddling for 6 hours straight which is. 5 to 5 and a half hours more than any day in the last 7 months, on two and a half hours sleep which is about seven and a half hours left then I get each night.. 60 miles, versus the 6 miles a day I've been averaging for many months now. I don't know how this was possible, other than this will that has got a hold of me to do anything in my power to give creation a future. LOL. How it was possible I don't know. But now that I've stopped, well there are no words for how totally and completely exhausted, spent, I am. I expect I'll try and hide over in a corner of the parking lot, throw down my sleeping bag in a blanket animat and hope not to be disturbed until 4 in the morning and then to head out for Westchester.. So who knows if I'll be able to move tomorrow or the next day or the next day. But there's a possibility that I could make Westchester by tomorrow afternoon late. I'm just north of Baltimore. Mercifully much of the ride was on bike pads which I had at least one inch of clearance left to get this large vehicle through. And much of it on traffic Laden High Speed roads. Tomorrow will be the same.
I lost five hours of travel with that broken chain, which turned out LOL, such a comedy I can be, was not broken at all. I had good reason to think that it was, but it wasn't. So the bike shop that I waited to open at 10 o'clock, profoundly nice guys, we had great conversations, help me get it back on the cogs, they enjoyed driving the vehicle, had not seen one.
Aside from this insane will that has me by the throat, today's progress, a third of it, can be laid at the feet of the 12 mile an hour Tailwind that I had and full sun all day long, which combined with this really clever solar trailer that I have rigged gave me enough solar energy with my physical energy.
By the way, various software packages I have to say that I burned some where around 2000 calories today, and between a 20 ounce hot chocolate and 5 bags of Easter candy that was on sale here I'm just heading back. I have not eaten anything all day long, well, I had a couple of chocolate Bagels.
An hour ago I received a very appropriate phone call from one of the organizers of democracyspring.org. We spoke about their plans and my plans and it looks like tremendous Synergy, the solar vehicle and myself will be very welcome it appears. I suspected, but you never know, when it comes to me. Actually, if it turns out I am welcome that will be a first in 15 years, except for Thomas.
PS, looks like sleeping here is not an option, there's a Walmart 4 Miles up the road, maybe I can make that. That's always worked out in the past, but so has this. No, there is not money for a hotel although Lord knows my body is aching for a tub of hot water. That's money our children in Palestine needed.
Pps. Anybody know if the bike trail that goes over the interstate Bridge from Philadelphia to Cherry Hill New Jersey, if that is wide enough for a 52 inch wide solar bicycle. Almost all bike trails are, but if they're not, they're not.
Ppps.   As I was literally summoning the impossibility of standing , and going to make final preparations for the half-hour, Four Mile trip to Walmart, please let me sleep there, I looked out the window, there was an African-American man my age, back to me, reading the side of the vehicle with the image of Jesus, which talks about serving the global neediest from the soul in solidarity for the infinite peace of heart and joy of it. Stood there for 30 seconds reading it carefully. And turning his gaze to the empty line of fuel pumps, no one in the parking lot, gave a passionate, energetic, definitive thumbs-up , no one watching, gave a thumbs up.  and then he walked across the parking lot and disappeared. 

Pppps .   outside I was flattening the solar panel which at 3pm i angled on the trailer West, doubling or tripling its output, that is so satisfying and so effective. A car pulled up next to my space, a fellow probably about my age, very thin, white guy, not many teeth left, car on its last legs, his female companion, wife maybe, inside comma wonder and awe at the ll vehicle. Wonder and awe,, something that is totally totally totally totally totally devoid in Washington DC and most metropolitan areas. Wonder and awe at the vehicle. we had a nice chat. As he was pulling away I said, do you think they'll let me sleep in the parking lot at Walmart? Oh sure he said. And then he thought, and said, listen, I live 2 blocks down that street, he pointed, just passed my house, the last one on the Block, is an industrial park field with tractor trailers. It is totally safe, totally peaceful. I don't even lock my house. You know, he said excitedly, that's the place where the railroad trailer car blew up not too long ago. He didn't see the humor in it, I laughed. That's where I'll go. I'll be there in 10 minutes, lying down next to the vehicle in 30 minutes, and hope that I have a body when I wake up to an alarm at 4 in the morning to resume this trip.

Pppppps . Heading to the industrial park I noticed a fellow comma probably a drug dealer, had been standing on an empty corner for the several hours since I had been there, interested in the vehicle, would have seen me turn. And going 2 blocks back and seeing the industrial park, one Factory in it works Around the Clock and although dark and quiet there was no exit. So three and a half miles later I'm at the Walmart planning to set up for a couple of hours till things close down and then maybe another 3 hours lying next to the vehicle once my legs wake me up. The legs had some life in them. Maybe part of it was a serious calorie deficit.

***** ***** The sanctuary church movement is on the rise again in California

http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-03-21/sanctuary-church-movement-rise-again-california

***** Lol. I'm on the road. 6 in the morning my chain snapped. 4 miles out of town, territory I'm unfamiliar with. Inauspicious beginning. The whole idea of this two-week venture, DC to.....

***** Lol. I'm on the road. 6 in the morning my chain snapped. 4 miles out of town, territory I'm unfamiliar with. Inauspicious beginning. The whole idea of this two-week venture, DC to Philadelphia to depart Saturday on a 10-day March, democracy spring.org, back to DC for a week of Civil Disobedience including arrests, to get money out of politics, and to contribute energy toward the revolution that may be starting around the Sanders campaign that I fully support... the whole idea did not occur until midday yesterday. For a month or more I have been aware of democracy spring.org's plan  but discounted it at the time  as a distraction from  electing Sanders.  I now see it as contributing energy toward the Sanders related Revolution. And I have some fantasy on this slow March back to DC of doing constant phone banking. I'll have sufficient electricity and at walking speed I think I'll have the concentration to do it.  I'll also maybe encourage others to do the same and I'll have plenty of electricity to support others in the effort as well with their cell phones. I spent the afternoon at a bike shop among other things getting the long chain tightened. Other work done as well. The vehicle is running well. I suspect that given the weight of this vehicle that every 2,000 miles or so, and that's what I've put on since July, the chain needs to be replaced. I'm stopped at a Starbucks. In College Park Maryland. There is a bike shop 2 blocks away that opens at 10. I suspect that I'll spend some time in the Starbucks and some time snoozing in the vehicle. I got 3 hours sleep last night, my mind whirring, contemplating what I needed to pack and various aspects of the trip until well after 1 in the morning. I got up at 4 and was on the road by 5:30. My urgent email and Facebook message to the organizers of this thing to see if unexpectedly they object to the idea of my vehicle making the march, I have heard no reply which is a bit disconcerting but I'll press on anyway. Assuming that I can get this chain repaired or replaced.
Ps. I'm sitting in the Starbucks and a fellow a little younger than me comes over, were you on K Street in Washington yesterday? Before answering yes, he had his cell phone where I could see it showing me the picture he had taken of the vehicle yesterday.

3.29.2016

***** signing off. Tomorrow morning I expect to begin a 3-day trip to Philadelphia for the http://democracyspring.org 10 day March to a week of civil disobedience in Washington DC to get money out of politics. I expect to be cycling 8 to 10 hours a day so I expect to be far less active on the internet for two weeks.

***** signing off. Tomorrow morning I expect to begin a 3-day trip to Philadelphia for the
http://democracyspring.org 10 day March to a week of civil disobedience in Washington DC to get money out of politics. I expect to be cycling 8 to 10 hours a day so I expect to be far less active on the internet for two weeks.

***** '' The Cuba visit and the president’s pointed refusal to abort it for European problems is a hint of the president’s truest inclinations. He would rather be working in concert with people he respects than struggling against entitled opposition. He would rather be having fun. And he is a man of the left. He has heard the voices of Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders. He cares about racial justice. Expect to see more of this Barack Obama after his emancipation, next January 20. ''......

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/obama-said-in-cuba-what-he-couldnt-say-in-palestine/

Help needed. Solar generators on car tops and or trailers......

I really want to see the following product line developed. My interest is not Financial, it has to do with saving the Earth from the fiery hell of global warming. 

My interest is far from idle. I have miniscule means, but if by some miracle talented individuals, particularly engineering, emerge, what little monthly income I have I would be interested in putting behind such an effort, along with what talents I have or could develop for internet fundraising.

The idea is to develop to the point of feasibility ' and to promote the idea of , solar trailers and solar car tops.  Did you know that 80% of residences that otherwise could use solar energy cannot do so because of the occupants being renters, or zoning, or other reasons?


You know of my solar trailer. What I am tantalized by is the possibility through a combination of things including clever folding mechanism, some sort of anchor to deal with wind issues, and even to track the Sun as it crosses the sky, to develop something that instead of being limited to about 100 Watts , could accommodate 2, 3, 400 watts (when stationary, and when wind conditions don't preclude doing so). I hope you can imagine the kind of thing I'm envisioning. Bicycles, electric bicycles, and cars be they electric cars or not, sit stationary for a long periods of the day. 

Right now I'm sitting with my vehicle stationary at K Street, lobbyist Row in Washington DC, with my panel angled toward the Sun , I reposition it every couple of hours to be directly at the sun, generating electricity that I will use tonight to power some of my appliances in my apartment. If I had two or three or four hundred Watts I could easily generate enough electricity to power everything in my apartment including refrigerator and small range.

If you ever think of any talented individuals, most particularly mechanical and or electrical engineering, that might want to do even exploratory discussions on the electrical, mechanical, financing or marketing aspects of this PLEASE let me know.

And no need to consider this idea proprietary to me. As I say, I am interested in seeing it developed, my interest is not personal or financial.

James

http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com
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Susan Sarandon: Trump Might Be Better for America Than Hillary Clinton

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/29/susan-sarandon-trump-might-be-better-for-america-than-hillary-clinton.html

***** http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/24/white-working-class-issues-free-trade-american-south

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/24/white-working-class-issues-free-trade-american-south

It’s Time for Hillary Clinton to Concede the Democratic Nomination to Bernie Sanders

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/its-time-for-hillary-clin_b_9555422.html

The World Is Not Converting to Renewable Energy Fast Enough to Save It

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/the_world_is_not_converting_to_renewable_energy_fast_enough_20160328

3.28.2016

***** A monumentally valuable gift for you. I received it weeks ago and I share it with you. All of us in Western culture are taught in a million ways white supremacy. For many of us, is.....

***** A monumentally valuable gift for you. I received it weeks ago and I share it with you.

All of us in Western culture are taught in a million ways white supremacy. For many of us, it is taught as so benign. It is taught so unintentionally. Making it all the more Insidious.

The gift I received was a sentence that caught my eye in some article, I have no recollection of the article itself. It was the notion that people of color are the color of Earth, the color of nature. By implication, white people, like me, are not the color of Earth, are not the color of nature. More the color of death, the color of bleached bones.

Quickly this is showing promise as a tool that I was never human enough to even realize I wanted or needed. When I think to do so this notion naturally and easily allows me to catch a glimpse of we white folks as not the superior, but the mutant, the deathly mutations that in point of fact we are. It is not people of color that are in the final stages of destroying Earth. It is we white ones.

No, it is not my desire to learn to hate myself, or to view white people as inferior. But I welcome this potential 2x4 to wack some of the notion of white Supremacy out of me that permeates my every pore.

''You make my world better, just knowing that you exist.'' Surely one of the nicest things that has ever been said to me.

''You make my world better, just knowing that you exist.'' Surely one of the nicest things that has ever been said to me.

Must read. Don't stop after the first paragraph or two. 'The Psychological Foundings Of Suicide Bombers: A Palestinian Approach.....

http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2016/03/psychological-foundings-suicide-bombers-palestinian-approach/

***** Having saved myself, yes, that's absolutely how experience it, I do what little I can to try and help others save themselves , and therefore, I am more determined about nothing than to avoid enabling the vast majority who fiercely pursue walking death.

***** Having saved myself, yes, that's absolutely how experience it, I do what little I can to try and help others save themselves , and therefore, I am more determined about nothing than to avoid enabling the vast majority who fiercely pursue walking death.

***** Chris Hedges. Everything he writes, every week, is must read. The most important intellectual alive today. ''Revenge is the psychological engine of war. Victims are the blood currency. Their corpses are used to sanctify acts of indiscriminant murder. Those defined as the enemy and targeted for slaughter are rendered inhuman. They are not worthy of empathy or justice. Pity and grief are felt exclusively for our own. We vow to eradicate a dehumanized mass that embodies absolute evil. The maimed and dead in Brussels or Paris and the maimed and dead in Raqqa or Sirte perpetuate the same dark lusts. We all are Islamic State.''.......

***** Chris Hedges. Everything he writes, every week, is must read. The most important intellectual alive today. ''Revenge is the psychological engine of war. Victims are the blood currency. Their corpses are used to sanctify acts of indiscriminant murder. Those defined as the enemy and targeted for slaughter are rendered inhuman. They are not worthy of empathy or justice. Pity and grief are felt exclusively for our own. We vow to eradicate a dehumanized mass that embodies absolute evil. The maimed and dead in Brussels or Paris and the maimed and dead in Raqqa or Sirte perpetuate the same dark lusts. We all are Islamic State.''.......

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/we_are_all_islamic_state_20160327

3.27.2016

82% of Israelis back soldier who executed wounded terrorist

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209945