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Feb 11, 2007
Twan
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L.A. Burning Man Town Hall Community Meeting

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LOS ANGELES BURNING MAN COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING

 

2/11/7

2pm – 6pm

This is what we hope to make the first of many meetings – come and share your hope, vision, ideas (but not yer flyers).

Interested in info about Singularity?
* Want to volunteer?
* Want volunteers?
* Feel like making your voice heard?
* Well, use our soapbox.

We’ll also be announcing our first LA-specific art grant, for an Icon at Singularity. Thinking caps on, please.

Here’re some links to the Burning Man’s mission statement

And the 10 principles

So bring your bad self, your bad-ass friends and your bad-ass dreams of what we can truly be.

peace,

Patrick (aka “Eleven”) Shearn
Los Angeles Burning Man Co-regional Director

Los Angeles Burning Man Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

2 – 6pm


Abundant Sugar
618#A Moulton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031


PLEASE
oh please park on Moulton, Main, or the lot just in front of Abundant Sugar, and leave the main Brewery Lot to our patient and kind neighbors (that they might remain that way)

Jan 28, 2007
Twan

The Truth About Drug Hysteria

Interesting article about how the press, who are often pressured to come up with the most sensationalized stories, will sometimes resort to fabrication. Drugs and drug use has always been a popular target, which has helped keep the public confused and unreasonably emotional when it comes to the truth about drug use within the US population.

Jan 18, 2007
Twan
Comments Off on KillaGrrl Needs Your Kind Assistance

KillaGrrl Needs Your Kind Assistance

Killagrrrl is a NY burner and a kissing bandit. It doesn’t matter what coast or what city you come from, the following is a call to action for citizens of Black Rock City:

Killa Grrl

Killagrrrl recently had an aneurysm while in San Francisco on New Year’s Day which has left her in a coma on life support. She apparently has a rare progressive disorder called moyamoya.

Killagrrrl has visited many burner communities recently: Austin, Toronto, Philly… but she is from New York and most of her family and core social support system is in New York.

We are very thankful for those who are looking after her for us in San Francisco, but we would like her family to be able to visit her as often as possible. They have decided to rotate a different family member every few weeks.

Several people in NYC are attempting to raise some funds to cover the family’s travel expenses. These attempts are being put in the works and will continue to unfold over the next few weeks, as it has become unfortunately clear that Killagrrrl’s recovery will be an ongoing process.

For now, we are calling out for goods to auction and we have a paypal link set up for $$ donations. We have a raffle, a dance marathon, and perhaps a movie festival in the works.

Please refer to http://www.asylumvillage.com/killa.htm for more info and photos.

http://people.tribe.net/killagrrrl

Jan 18, 2007
Twan
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About Taxes…

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and (though it may not be politically correct to say so…) Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

Hmmmm…
… wasn’t ‘taxation without representation’ one of the original complaints?

Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax Capital Gains Tax
CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes) Dog License Tax Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax Gasoline Tax Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax Interest expense Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax Local Income Tax Luxury Taxes
Marriage Lic. Tax Medicare Tax Property Tax
Real Estate Tax Septic Permit Tax Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax Road Usage Taxes (Truckers) Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax Road Toll Booth Taxes School Tax
State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax Telephone state and local tax Telephone usage charge tax
Toll Bridge Taxes Toll Tunnel Taxes Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
Trailer registration tax Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft registration Tax Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Jan 18, 2007
Twan

Best Friends Animal Society Art Show

YOU ARE INVITED TO A VERY SPECIAL ART SHOW
to benefit
BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY

Best Friends Art Show Flyer

at the MJ Higgins Gallery
244 S. Main Street
L.A., CA 90012

Artist reception Saturday Jan. 20, 7-10 pm

Show running through Feb. 10

A substantial % of proceeds will go to Best Friends Animal Society, Los Angeles Programs.

The show features paintings from Cyrus Mejia (Best Friends Artist in Residence) as well as sculpture, photography and paintings from several other prominent local artists.
Cyrus will be on hand to sign prints at the opening reception.

Be sure to stay for the special after-party downstairs.

Admission is free!

Please come support this wonderful charity and enjoy the works of these very special artists:

  • Cyrus Meija
  • Frank Bruynbroek
  • Emmeric James Konrad
  • Margaret von Biesen
  • John Fleenor
  • Suzi Moon
  • Andee Nathanson
  • Nicole Bruckman
  • Rick Mendoza
  • Dafne Nesti
  • Rebecca Lynne Loza
  • Michelle Chin
  • Alex in Welderland

???????????????For more information visit: Bestfriends.org

Or contact :

Dale Youngman
Digital Design Decor, Inc.

Jan 17, 2007
Twan
Comments Off on Drug Policy News: Prop. 36

Drug Policy News: Prop. 36

DPA News

Calif. Governor to Slash Prop. 36 Treatment Program

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for a severe funding cut to Proposition 36, the state’s landmark, voter-approved, treatment-instead-of-jail program. The recommendation, part of the governor’s budget proposal released last week, would cut $23 million from the money- and life-saving program.

Data consistently show that Prop. 36 is a success–over 12,000 people have successfully completed substance treatment during each year of the program’s existence, putting the program on track to graduate 72,000 Californians in its first six years. In just its first five years, Prop. 36 saved taxpayers $1.3 billion, according to figures from the Justice Policy Institute.

Read more here…

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