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Hong Kong’s Umbrella Rebels

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Perhaps the protesters in Hong Kong have found a simple and beautiful way to dissent and protect oneself from security forces and their use of pepper spray, just carry an umbrella and open it when sprayed!! It is so easy so succinct so elegant  -maybe it would work with rubber bullets with tasers….. plus it is a cozy little pre-made shelter at night!!  I think umbrellas are the answer to making sure the right to dissent is respected!! Worldwide…..

Peace and buy a golf umbrella!!



The Washington Post

The humble umbrella’s surprising role in Hong Kong’s huge protests

  September 29 

Any visitor to Hong Kong will tell you that umbrellas are already a fixture of life in the city, essential not only for keeping yourself dry during the rainy spring and summer but also providing much-needed shade from the sun. The “world’s most expensive umbrella,” made of American ox-hide and using antique German frame, was made there in Hong Kong in 1994, and single-use umbrellas can be bought from vending machines in subway stations, adding only further to the item’s ubiquity.

Perhaps it makes sense, then, that when pro-democracy activists came out on the streets to joing the “Occupy Central” protests, many brought umbrellas with them. Many of these activists, driven to protest by what they saw as the inability of Hong Kong’s leaders to stand up to Beijing, probably brought their umbrellas to provide shelter from the late September sun.

As the situation became volatile, however, the umbrellas served a second purpose: To protect their owners from pepper spray.


Some protesters painted messages on top of their umbrellas, and artists began incorporating umbrellas into logos designed for Occupy Central. “I was inspired by seeing people defend themselves with domestic props,” Hong Kong artist Kacey Wong told the BBC. “The contrast was so marked. On the one side there was police brutality and on the other side there were these poor umbrellas.”


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Washing Your Brain

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Tired of the same old fear mongering war/security-based TV shows and commentary /  Try this !!!!

For one week  listen to the talking heads (band) and watch Seinfield reruns !!!

Every night for at least 2 hours -

Both can be  attained at your local library  – after a week of nothing but laughs and wit reverberating through your body and the psychic flushing of your spirit with syncopated rhythms  you will be ready to face the world with a new outlook.

PEACE and Laughs for all !!!!!!



Talking Heads – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals …

Seinfeld (TV Series 1989-1998) – IMDb

With Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander. The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.




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A Protester Spring…..Occupy Eevrything!!!!!

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My first  protest / march was for hunger and at that time it was organized within the school I attended, you signed up people who would be your sponsors and give you a certain amount for every mile you walked.  I was eleven.  My last march/protest was for equal rights for women.. I was.33.

Protests were common during the time when I grew up.

My fav  chant while marching was –

What do we want – Equal Rights !

When do we want it? -Now !

One person calls it out and the crowd responds.

Good Luck everyone!!Change the world, it need to be changed!!!We did!! and so can you…..



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Vermeer and Gandhi and Al Gore

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Good Luck George and Best Wishes!!

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Less than five months after their engagement was announced, the couple is marrying this weekend in a celebrity-studded extravaganza.MSN.com · 4 hours ago


The thing about Mr. Clooney is that he is unique, there is no one else like him…..


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Art Of The Night

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dnow 002

Upside down


Inverted beguile


BJHC 2014 Digital Photograph


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The Most Important Photograph Of The Decade

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This picture represents the work all citizens must do to keep the Declaration of Independencea a living thing in our country and the world.


The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.

Thomas Jefferson



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