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Individuals For Justice Blog
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Dr. Barbara Ellis
Mood:  happy
Topic: Work

Put 15 Million Back to Work Fixing $2.2 Trillion in Infrastructure: the Works Progress Administration

Saturday 23 July 2011

by: Barbara G. Ellis Ph.D., Truthout | Op-Ed

http://www.truth-out.org/put-15-million-back-work/1311271379


Posted by individuals4justice at 1:15 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 31 July 2011 3:53 PM PDT
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I have been invited to give a presentation at the Eastside Democratic Club on Tuesday at high noon.  I will be explaining Individuals For Justice and how we came about.  Roberto and I will go and do our best.  This was an invitation by Michael Meo, a friend and a good human being.  I will give a report on how things work out.  The location is in a church, (Roberto going to laugh) at 6025 NE Prescott St in Portland.


Posted by individuals4justice at 12:36 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:46 PM PDT
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Good Video About Manning
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: Justice

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaC05dczbuM&feature=share


Posted by individuals4justice at 12:27 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:35 PM PDT
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What Portland Could Do
Mood:  chillin'
Topic: City Hall

 Individuals For Justice has called on the City Council of Portland to fight the EPA, we were told it could not be done, that is a lie; read what New York City is doing with the same problem:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2011

SCHUMER: QUESTIONABLE EPA PLAN TO CAP YONKERS RESERVOIR COULD COST NYC RESIDENTS $1.6 BILLION AND TRIGGER HIGHER WATER RATES; CALLS

 (Mt. Tabor)

ON EPA TO ABANDON PLAN AND WORK WITH NYC TO IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE, CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE

Inflexible Implementation of an EPA Reg Would Require NYC to Build $1.6 Billion Dollar Concrete Wall Over Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers To Protect Against Rare Illnesses, Even Though NYC Is Already Building New Ultraviolet Plant to Further Disinfect NYC’s Famously Pure Tap Water

Schumer to EPA: Don’t be Inflexible; Collaborate With the City to Develop a Cheaper, Effective Solution to Keep Our Drinking Water Clean

more:

http://schumer.senate.gov/Newsroom/record_print.cfm?id=333556

 

There is a response from Commissioner Fritz and without comment here it is:

I am working with the Water Users coalition to seek regulatory relief and/or a delayed timeline on providing more covered finished water storage for Bull Run water.  In 2009, I challenged Commissioner Leonard and persuaded the Council to change course on treating the water with UV rather than filtration, saving ratepayers $500 million and an additional 6% rate increase. 
The entire Council has worked diligently to obtain a waiver for treatment for the bug we don't have.  I am working with the Water Users group to speed up the state's decision on that question, too.
I am the only member of Council to vote against the Water Bureau rate increase in both 2010 and 2011. I also voted against the latest construction contract for additional work at Powell Butte.
Amanda

Amanda Fritz
Commissioner, City of Portland


Posted by individuals4justice at 11:07 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, 1 August 2011 7:48 AM PDT
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Two Down One To Go
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: JTTF & Sit Lie council members dropping out
Topic: JTTF

Individuals For Justice


 

By Joe Walsh 7/30/1

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/07/409562.shtml

Two Down One To Go

We will continue our vigil

Roberto and I were on our way to the Friday protest, against wars and occupations, on the Hawthorne Bridge when the radio announced that Mayor Sam Adams has decided not to run for reelection. That make two down and one to go.

Individuals for Justice has kept and will continue to keep a vigil at City Hall on Wednesdays to point out why we want all three people defeated in 2012 for reelection. Randy says, "I want to spend more time with my family." Sam says he needs to spend more time trying to get some work done and running for reelection would be too hard. Amanda has not said anything about anything. We will continue our protest. The new candidates, and there will be many, should answer the questions about at least three things:

1. Will you work to rescind Portland rejoining JTTF, the Joint Terrorist Task Force?

2. Will you work to rescind the Sit-Lie ordinance?

3. Will you call for the city to fight to get a waiver concerning the covering of the reservoirs?

These three are deal breakers for Individuals For Justice, if a candidate does not answer these three questions with a resounding yes, no support here.
Come join us on Wednesdays, we are in front of City Hall calling for the defeat of all three who are scheduled to run for reelection in 2012--two down one to go, we now oppose only Amanda Fritz. We have asked both Mary Noland and Steve Novick to state their positions on the above issues, but no reply as yet. We are not happy with that and will continue pushing for some answers to these and other questions. We want people in the council to work for the most vulnerable among us, no BS, they must stand for the weak against the strong. Saying you support the houseless is not enough, you must always cast your vote to help and not screw over the people who need you the most in our city. The police must know that there are people in city hall who will come down on them if they violate civil rights or shoot people in the back. The business community must know that there are people in city hall who will help them do business but not at the expense of the poor, houseless, and those who are struggling. We don't have that at the moment but we have a chance at electing the majority on the city council. Will we succeed or just stand by and hope?


An infant can't drive a car as well as a 7 year old, but that doesn't mean the 7 year old SHOULD be driving...
From Willamette Week comments, (Seymour)

 

 

homepage: homepage: http://individualsforjustice.com/


Posted by individuals4justice at 12:27 AM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:56 AM PDT
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Saturday, 30 July 2011
We are individuals who want peace and justice.
Mood:  mischievious
Now Playing: Our New Site - - and - - Our New Blog
Topic: MEDIA
By Joe Anybody 7/31/11

Hey folks welcome to our new blog and website! We now have 2 way to communicate what "Individuals For Justice " are engaged in and thinking about.


(1) http://www.individualsforjustice.com/blog.html

BLOG

The blog site [right] here will have short updates and links and ideas posted throughout the day. Random stuff, good ideas and revolutionary conversations will be posted here daily.

(2) http://www.individualsforjustice.com/ 

WEBSITE

The new website will be constantly changing and will be bringing the latest from Individuals for Justice as events videotaped and articles are written, you will find them on the website.

 


Posted by individuals4justice at 11:58 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:04 AM PDT
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Thursday, 28 July 2011
I Have Finally Gone Mad
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: The Lone Vet, Going Mad and Peacmakers
Topic: Peacemakers

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/07/409534.shtml

 

I Have Finally Gone Mad

They are coming for me
They are coming for me and you
They are coming for me and you
I Have Finally Gone Mad

There are times that I just want to scream at the top of my lungs, Why? What is the matter with us as a nation, a people who talk about peace, but have the largest empire ever. In order to sustain this adventure we must keep somewhere between 1000 to 1500 bases around the world; nobody knows the true number for sure. We are the arms dealer of the world, number one! We interfere with nations like mother-in-laws try to interfere with family matters. One year you may be our best bud, the next we are calling for your head--literally.

Terrible dictators have found favor in DC, they keep the status quo and all is good, they start to think nationally, all is bad, very bad.

This psychotic behavior is having a terrible effect on our way of life. We are now at the brink of an economic disaster and we go about like nothing important is happening, nothing to see here, move on please. The republicans are truly insane, they talk about the Constitution and often you can see tea baggers waving it around and if you listen you might hear me yelling, "Read the damn little book, stop just waving it around." The democrats are truly in some kind of depression, how else do you explain what they are doing in DC? They are dealing with lunatics on the other side of the aisle and lost 63+ seats to them in 2010. The democrats after such a great loss kept their leaders who suck, Pelosi and Reid should be run out on a rail but the democratic caucus voted them back in, "Holy shit!" Ralph, I am so sorry you did not get elected, we need you or Sanders, will you try one more time? I understand if you say NO, we do not deserve to be led by good people, we are all idiots. There are millions of us who still think President Bush was a good leader, there are more millions of us who think that President Obama is a good leader; yes--we don't deserve you or Sen. Sanders.

I write this after coming from a protest about a college student who just got 2 years in the big house for stopping a sale of forestland to an oil company. He knew that they would destroy it, so he went in and acted as a bidder and outbid the oil company. He was found guilty of financial fraud and lying on an official form, two felonies. The federal judge, (apparently a giant in the legal system) decided since Tim DeChristopher would not keep his mouth shut to the judges liking he should spend two years in a federal penitentiary; the judge even said something to that effect during the sentencing phase, I am going insane!
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/07/409515.shtml

We, as a people, are putting in prison people of faith, nuns and priests, ministers and rabbis are now inside because they wanted to stop some ugly violent act, yet Karl Rove makes more money. Rupert the Murdoch buys another TV station; I am going mad.
https://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/05/24


There is a point where you could go back and see a country that stood for freedom, "Send me your poor" and all that sort of stuff, where did it go? Maybe if you are Native American you would laugh at me and say it never was! I am going mad! I know my parents were good and noble people, worked hard all their lives and died thinking that they did the best they could during difficult times. They loved America, now their son is learning drip by drip to hate America. I am going mad.

Where are my heroes? Are they all in prison, are they all gone--no, there goes one---Mr. Moore, will we survive the next few weeks? There goes another, Sen. Sanders, will you stop the assault on the middle class? I don't see any more heroes, time to rest. Tomorrow I will be back out in the streets, telling all who will listen that wars and occupations are not good for our long term health, they cause people to hate us around the world. Wars and occupations cost lots of money, you cannot have a good education system and kill people around the world, you must choose. You cannot hire many generals and have enough teachers, you must choose. http://individualsforjustice.com/

I am surely mad, I think that good leaders would allow us to hire teachers, firefighters, train operators, doctors, scientists and all those who help others before we hire generals to go and kill, destroy things around the world. I think I need to be locked up, my mind is gone--poof! They are coming for me now. I hear voices of the dead in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, and now Somalia. I can hear Matthew, "Blessed are the peacemakers... .." They are here.

homepage: homepage: http://www.individualsforjustice.com


Posted by individuals4justice at 11:16 PM PDT
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Monday, 25 July 2011
Individuals For Justice Launches New Website in July 2011
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: The website is hatched - The band is on the run
Topic: MEDIA

A new website URL is now in the tubes on the Internet

Our NEW website: www.IndividualsForJustice.com

.... is now operating in full compacity.

Stay tuned to our Blog Page [right here] and our New Website both.


Join us on Fridays at 4:oo PM ... on the SW side of the Hawthorne Bridge. You can contact us on our website.

We are looking for Individuales for Justice to stand in Solidarity with us for making this a better world for those wea re leaving it to.

You will never be the same, and we are glad you joined us for the transformation to being an Individual 4 Justice in 2011



Posted by individuals4justice at 1:48 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, 25 July 2011 2:47 PM PDT
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