Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

The Pepper Spray Nation: (What Artists think of the the pepper spray cop)


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Leonard Cohen: The Bucher


The Bucher, by Leonard Cohen

I came upon a butcher,
he was slaughtering a lamb,
I accused him there
with his tortured lamb.
He said, “Listen to me, child,
I am what I am
and you, you are my only son.”

Well, I found a silver needle,
I put it into my arm.
It did some good,
did some harm.
But the nights were cold
and it almost kept me warm,
how come the night is long?

I saw some flowers growing up
where that lamb fell down;
was I supposed to praise my Lord,
make some kind of joyful sound?
He said, “Listen, listen to me now,
I go round and round
and you, you are my only child.”

Do not leave me now,
do not leave me now,
I’m broken down
from a recent fall.
Blood upon my body
and ice upon my soul,
lead on, my son, it is your world.

Leonard Cohen – The old revolution


The Old Revolution, by Leonard Cohen

I finally broke into the prison,

I found my place in the chain.
Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows,
all the brave young men
they’re waiting now to see a signal
which some killer will be lighting for pay.

Into this furnace I ask you now to venture,
you whom I cannot betray.

I fought in the old revolution
on the side of the ghost and the King.
Of course I was very young
and I thought that we were winning;
I can’t pretend I still feel very much like singing
as they carry the bodies away.

Into this furnace I ask you now to venture…

Lately you’ve started to stutter
as though you had nothing to say.
To all of my architects let me be traitor.
Now let me say I myself gave the order
to sleep and to search and to destroy.

Into this furnace I ask you now to venture…

Yes, you who are broken by power,
you who are absent all day,
you who are kings for the sake of your children’s story,
the hand of your beggar is burdened down with money,
the hand of your lover is clay.

Into this furnace I ask you now to venture…

True Love Leaves No Traces: Leonard Cohen’s Album: Death of a Ladies’ Man (1977)


As the mist leaves no scar
On the dark green hill
So my body leaves no scar
On you and never will
Through windows in the dark
The children come, the children go
Like arrows with no targets
Like shackles made of snow

True love leaves no traces
If you and I are one
It’s lost in our embraces
Like stars against the sun
As a falling leaf may rest
A moment on the air
So your head upon my breast
So my hand upon your hair

And many nights endure
Without a moon or star
So we will endure
When one is gone and far

True love leaves no traces
If you and I are one
It’s lost in our embraces
Like stars against the sun

[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/l/leonard-cohen-lyrics/true-love-leaves-no-traces-lyrics.html ]

Something Ventured, The ducumentary


Something Ventured

Something Ventured Click to read the story at Wikipedia

UC Davis ‘Casual Pepper Spray Everything Cop’ is now a meme (from San Francisco Chronicle)


UC Davis ‘Casual Pepper Spray Everything Cop’ is now a meme (from San Francisco Chronicle)
UC DavisCasual Pepper Spray Everything Cop’ is now a meme (from San Francisco Chronicle) Click here to read more about this embarrassing undemocratic issue, from SF Gate)

It seems that what embarasses more the perpetrator is  fear of being found out, which in turn brings about (at least) ridicule.  One reason for the ever increasing cost of educations is so that we, the tax payers provide for the cops, riot gear, special training, batons, bullets and pepper spray. Of course everybody has to be armed to the teeth, and then feel threatened by unarmed,unprotected school goers).

  

Sandra Lerner


Why Sandra Lerner,  you’re going to ask? Because she represents the story of success after the system she believed in fired her from the company she started: Cisco Systems. Everybody who put foot in a computer store, heard of the company,  almost everybody who uses a router. Her creation was taken away from her,  in this asphalt jungle where there is only God is GREED. She had the financial opportunity to start a line of cosmetics, with a clear symbolic name: “Urban Decay Cosmetics”, clearly stating the mindset in which the system she believed in let her down. But her call of the land, her beginning in a farm, her love for farm animals, including horses, and turkeys, the simple call of the land, saved her from the urban decay, as she purchased and started a new life, on her farm, where she get to imitate the language of the turkey, where she raises the animals, away from the lucrative food industry with all its nasty secrets. She confesses that her turkeys run more expensive than the food industry’s. But it is the quality of the feed, the lack of pesticides, tryptophan, salt, antibiotics, and who knows what else they staff in them turkeys today, that makes hers a more expensive treat.

I was very impressed by her story, as I happened to watch it on some TV station, so I said to myself that her story of hope can now, more than ever make others  think more about their lives, and the social standards that we allowed to run them.

Sandra Lerner and Home Farm and Store

Sandra Lerner and Home Farm and Store (click here to find out more about the farm)


Ms. Lerner primarily resides at her 800-acre (3.2 km2) estate, Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, Virginia that she acquired in 1996. The circa-1912, 42-room Edwardian-style mansion of native fieldstone has since been restored and is used for a variety of social functions under Sandy’s direction.[3]

Ayrshire Farm’s mission is to farm sustainably and profitably, promoting the benefits of locally produced, humanely-raised meats and organic produce to the consumer, the community, and children through education, outreach and example. The farm sells its products online and locally from The Home Store in Middleburg, Virginia. Sandy also owns the Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville, Virginia

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Lerner)

Campus Police Chief Put on Leave in Pepper Spray Incident (From The New York Times)


Things are only as important as the importance we’re giving them!

Campus Police Chief Put on Leave in Pepper Spray Incident (From The New York Times)
Campus Police Chief Put on Leave in Pepper Spray Incident (From The New York Times) (click here to read more about this outrageous treatment of out young generation)

The University of California was established in 1868, and moved its first campus to Berkeley in 1873. The San Francisco and Los Angeles campuses followed in 1873 and 1919, respectively. The original UCPD department at Berkeley was founded after World War I. In September 1947, the Regents of the University of California established UCPD as a state law-enforcement agency.

 Authority and jurisdiction

The UCPD is one of several police agencies in California having a state-wide jurisdiction and authority (other examples include the California Highway Patrol, the California State University Police Department, and the California Department of Fish and Game). UCPD officers, like most California police officers, are empowered by section 830.2(b) of the California Penal Code, giving them authority as duly sworn peace officers throughout the state of California.[1] As specified by Section 92600 of the California Education Code, their primary jurisdiction extends to the campuses and properties owned by the Regents of the University of California, as well as lands within a one-mile (1.6 km) radius of those campuses.[2]

Organization

The department consists of ten departments (one for each UC campus),[3] each led by its own chief of police. Unlike other police departments in the state, there is no single chief of the UCPD, however one chief is selected as the department’s central coordinator (currently Chief Pamela E. Roskowski of UCSF). The coordinator is responsible for compiling crime statistics from each campus, as required by the Clery Act, and for ensuring that the various departments are operating within the UCPD’s mission. However, the coordinator does not dictate the day-to-day operations of the department, and each department sets its own Standard Operating Policies.
(Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California_Police_Department)

Name
Annette Spicuzza
Office
Chief of Police, UC Davis Police Department
Term
2005-present

Annette M. Spicuzza, who took office on May 16, 2005, is the first woman to be permanently appointed to Chief of the UC Davis Police Department. Prior to her employment at UC Davis, she was assistant police chief at the University of Washington in Seattle.

She is now infamous for blatantly lying to media about the circumstances surrounding the police brutality against peaceful protesters on the UC Davis Campus on November 18, 2011. She was placed on administrative leave on Monday, November 21, 2011 pending a review of this incident.
(Source: http://daviswiki.org/Annette_Spicuzza)

UC-Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Denies Resignation, Says the ‘University Needs Me’


UC-Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Denies Resignation, Says the 'University Needs Me'
UC-Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Denies Resignation, Says the ‘University Needs Me’ (click to view this outrageos response)

Katehi was born in Athens and grew up on Salamis Island in Greece. She received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1977. She came to the United States in 1979, then earned a master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981 and 1984, respectively.[2]

Her work in electronic circuit design has led to numerous national and international awards both as a technical leader and educator, 19 U.S. patents, and an additional five U.S. patent applications. She is the author or co-author of 10 book chapters and about 650 refereed publications in journals and symposia proceedings.[3] A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she chaired until 2010 the President’s Committee for the National Medal of Science and the Secretary of Commerce’s committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is a fellow and board member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of other national boards and committees.[4] In April 2011, Katehi was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[5]

Before coming to UC Davis, Katehi served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University; and associate dean for academic affairs and graduate education in the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan.

Katehi has mentored more than 70 postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and master’s students in electrical and computer engineering. Twenty-two of the 44 doctoral students who graduated under her supervision have become faculty members at research universities in the United States and abroad.

University of California, Davis

Katehi was appointed Chancellor by the University of California Board of Regentson May 7, 2009, effective August 17, 2009. She holds… (source:

Katehi was born in Athens and grew up on Salamis Island in Greece. She received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1977. She came to the United States in 1979, then earned a master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981 and 1984, respectively.[2]

Her work in electronic circuit design has led to numerous national and international awards both as a technical leader and educator, 19 U.S. patents, and an additional five U.S. patent applications. She is the author or co-author of 10 book chapters and about 650 refereed publications in journals and symposia proceedings.[3] A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she chaired until 2010 the President’s Committee for the National Medal of Science and the Secretary of Commerce’s committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is a fellow and board member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of other national boards and committees.[4] In April 2011, Katehi was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[5]

Before coming to UC Davis, Katehi served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University; and associate dean for academic affairs and graduate education in the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan.

Katehi has mentored more than 70 postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and master’s students in electrical and computer engineering. Twenty-two of the 44 doctoral students who graduated under her supervision have become faculty members at research universities in the United States and abroad.

University of California, Davis

Katehi was appointed Chancellor by the University of California Board of Regentson May 7, 2009, effective August 17, 2009. She holds… (

Katehi was born in Athens and grew up on Salamis Island in Greece. She received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1977. She came to the United States in 1979, then earned a master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981 and 1984, respectively.[2]

Her work in electronic circuit design has led to numerous national and international awards both as a technical leader and educator, 19 U.S. patents, and an additional five U.S. patent applications. She is the author or co-author of 10 book chapters and about 650 refereed publications in journals and symposia proceedings.[3] A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she chaired until 2010 the President’s Committee for the National Medal of Science and the Secretary of Commerce’s committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is a fellow and board member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of other national boards and committees.[4] In April 2011, Katehi was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[5]

Before coming to UC Davis, Katehi served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University; and associate dean for academic affairs and graduate education in the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan.

Katehi has mentored more than 70 postdoctoral fellows, doctoral and master’s students in electrical and computer engineering. Twenty-two of the 44 doctoral students who graduated under her supervision have become faculty members at research universities in the United States and abroad.

University of California, Davis

Katehi was appointed Chancellor by the University of California Board of Regents on May 7, 2009, effective August 17, 2009. She holds…

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_P.B._Katehi)

California campus police chief on leave after pepper-spraying (from CNN)


California campus police chief on leave after pepper-spraying (from CNN)

California campus police chief on leave after pepper-spraying (from CNN) (Click here to find out more from CNN)

 

UC-Davis Student Describes Pepper Spray Attack on Occupy Campus Protesters


UC-Davis Student Describes Pepper Spray Attack on Occupy Campus Protesters

UC-Davis Student Describes Pepper Spray Attack on Occupy Campus Protesters (click to find out more about this disgusting incident!)