Bob and Dorothy Banzhaf in the Middle East ca 1964


WecWsWay, Nov. 4, 1964 2-$jntaCncSrntUtrI Beauty Queen Helps King's Celebrate ?;taHnitraitfHMUuiuuiuaiu.iiuiiinumMiitiiHtiniiiiitHiitniiiiiifiiiitnuiiinnra tnui uuinMiiHTwuiimmgnfj Win At Bridge Bid Nets A Better Score ream tric ks for down one but he tried to make his contract by means of the diamond finesse. That lost and he was down three. The bidding .started the same By Oswald Jacnhy Newspaper Enterprise Association One of the surprises of the World Bridge Olympiad oc- 'NORTH (D) 4 AQ V KQ 10964 A754 A9 WEST EAST A K 1063 A A J 8 4 V J82 75 10 98 K62 Q103 K872 SOUTH A 97 52 V A3 QJ3 J654 East and West vulnerable North East South Wrt 1 V Pass 1 N.T. Pass 3 V Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead A 3 way at tne omcr tame nut van curred when the team from the Di,n Kn(e of (hp Netherlands Netherlands Antilles won its II II ,.. I HIII'HI u .1 Iv - . t. , "iii j iT, " !V - - ."KM versation with the UN man back at the hotel and phoned the authorities. Thereafter, when Banzhaf met Antilles raised his partner to four hearts instead of trying three no-trump. North had no trouble making four hearts because all he had to lose was one trick in each side suit. It is very easy to look at 52 cards and criticize, but the four-heart bid was definitely superior to three no-trump. Ace and one trump are pretty good support after partner has made a jump rebid in his suit and although South did have four hpades, they were all small ones. American friends to dine at the hotel, he introduced the agent lounging nearby: "AND THIS IS match against the United States. This represented quite an upset, because the United States finished second and the Netherlands Antilles were outside the first 15, but in this match the United States team was off. The bidding in the box is that of the United States' North South pair. Three no-trump fared very badly. The defense started by cashing four spades while dummy discarded a club and two diamonds. A club lead knocked out dummy's ace and it was up to South to take over. OUR SYRIAN SPY!" The man was soon transferred. Banzhaf iniitially went over seas to fly ror tidewater oil company. He flew a nine place Pipeline Pilot Talked with a nice couple recently who have been warned never to go back to Syria. Under any circumstances! They live near Mount Hermon now, but for the past seven years Robert Banzhaf has been flying for oil companies in Turkey, Italy and Syria. Flew equipment and passengers around the desert sort of an oilman's taxi driver. During 1961-62 they worked in and around Syria for an Italian oil firm financed by NATO, checking pipelines by air. "The Italian engineer who was directing my flight along a pipeline one time took a lot of photos and was specially interested in a sidelight near a desert air base which he photographed. "That air base turned out to be something the Syrians wanted to keep a secret because it was built for Russian jet bombers. "The Syrians apparently found out about our trip because I DeHavilland Beaver out of An kara into the desert. Desert flying is not for the Q The bidding has been: North East South West 1 14 2 Pass Pass 2 4 Pass Past Dble Pass T You, South, hold:-486 VKJ75 4KJ75 4932 What do you do? A Pass. You have two trumps, only three clubs and both red k In rs-jacks. You expect to set two spades, TODAY'S CTSTIONT You pass as does West. What do you lead against two spades doubled? Answer Tomorrow birds. "A sand storm can take He could have cashed eight Plagued Day And Night with Bladder Discomfort? Unwise uttinif r .lrlnkm m h Bouireuf m.l.l. Iiut aiini.yinif b a.l.lrr Irrl-t,in-t.,HkinK ymi f'"' rmtirm. UnM. .! uncnrnfurtuhl.-. Ami if r-Mh. niithU. with rmttKinK liuiK'n. hmilarht or rrnin- k I.- .,! i,Hiii8iliietcciver-xrti(n, I the paint off your wings at 11,000 feet," he said. During a high wind storm he once crashed his plane on landing, completely wrecking it; his only "injury" was an earful of gas. The natives dismantled the plane piece by piece, made pots and pans of the metal and the Banzhafs later spotted them in the market place, and in fact, bought a funnel made of a piece of the plane. Metal is apparently scarce. young employe of the market at 41st avenue and Capitola road, took the opportunity to record the regal occasion of the beauty queen visiting King's. Sherri Lee Raap, Miss California, was on Tiand Saturday to help King's market celebrate its first anniversary in Santa Cruz. Robert Gong, a TRAVEL Take a Long Distance telephone visit every so often to tuends or relatives tar away. Keeps you up on all the news. Keeps them thinking about you. Because nothing says YOU like your voice. (i) Pacific Telephone Reminder: To complete your calls more quickly, dial them direct. ti'Hin or .moli-riHl upm-l, ; rf:li",to your misery-don't wail-try "on I lll. l,mn' I'ilU n.'t H ways for apwly r-ij,,f i 'l'liey have a soothing effect on ,lH,i.ler imtulioro.. ii-A Jt pain-rellev-jn a.lion on naKKinu liaikache. heart-n. hpi. niimcular a-hr and pami. 1 - A wonderfully mild diuretic artion thru the kidney, tending to mi-mme the output or the 1ft mik'H of kidney tuhen. So, get th name happy relief million, havt enjoyei! fr over 60 yearn. r"r convenience, bu the large ie. Get Doan'. I'ilU todayl TOVVNSEND MEETING The Townsend district council will meet Sunday at Hackley Hall, 513 Center street. A cafeteria luncheon will follow church services at the hall. The affair is open to the public. was made the American goat, and in January while in Turkey I got a telegram from the American government warning me Folk Singer Bob Dylan To Perform In San Jose not to set foot in Syria again under and circumstances." Spying in the Middle East al Santa CncStnlintl (ESTABLISHED 1856) Published Sunoay morning and every afternoon except Saturday and certain holidays by the Santa Cruz Sentinel Publishers, Inc., at 125 Church street, Santa Cruz, California. Phone 423-4242 Fred McPherson Jr. President and Publisher Second class postage paid at the post office at Santa Cruz, California. Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use of or republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reserves the right to revise, or reiect, at its option, any advertisement offered for publication. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Mail or Carrier One Year in Advance . 15.00 One Month $1.50 Six Months in Advance 7.50 V most reaches a national sport status. All those little countries are fanatically interested in end in the past two years. Many of Baez's best-known songs were written by Dylan. Tickets are on sale at Wendell Watkins boxoffice, at Sherman Clay, 89 South First street, San Jose. Banzhaf said that they could get more money from an empty beer can than it cost originally full. They found the Turkish people delightful. Wife Dorothy, a veteran pilot herself, became a friend of the late Kemal Ata-turk's (first president of Turkey) daughter, Madam Sabina Gokcen, a flying major in the Turkey airforce reserves. Good people to be friendly with. "They claim," said Banzhaf, "that in a war, a wounded Turk will take 10 of the enemy before he hits the dirt. They are brutal people, but if they each other's secret affairs. During the revolution attempt ing to split with the Arab Re Thursday, Friday, Saturday Specials BAKED FRESH DAILY Try These Today! public, Banzhaf was preparing to take his company s plane out of Damascus. A UPI correspondent at his Folk singer Bob Dylan will give a single performance at the San Jose Civic auditorium at 8:30 p.m. November 25. Dylan, who sings and plays in a rough-edged, even raucous, style, is considered a major figure in present day folk music for the intensity of his performance and the "protest" content of the songs he writes. His best-known composition, of course, is "Blowin' in the Wind." Dylan plays steel string guitar in a style derived from past folk, country and mountain-style performers, and doubles on harmonica for some songs. The musical affinity of Dylan and Joan Bacz has become leg hotel asked him to take some AMBULANCE CONFERENCE Paul Shirley, manager of Santa Cruz Ambulance Service, is attending the nationwide Ambulance Association of America conference this week at Dell Webb Oceanhouse, San Diego. Included in the conference, which winds up Friday, will be discussions of new equipment and methods of the ambulance business and displays of 1965 model ambulances. 1IATSUX SALES & SERVICE copy out and he agreed, but when he arrived at the airport, the government grounded his plane. But the news copy was transferred to an English pilot in the airport men's room and was flown out. Banzhaf was told by a friend that a Syrian agent had overheard the con- WHITE CAKE SQUAHE J the compact Pickup that do a full size job economically. DEWEY EASTMAN i i 423-5820 J 521 Front St MARSHMALLOW, STRAWBERRY, FUDGE ICING SpCCUll Regular Price 72c AAKAAMMfWWlAAAAMAAAAAAAAA -! BATISTA "DODIE" STAGNARO are your friends you can depend on them. Their word is always good." Last January the Banzhafs took an apartment in Ankara next door to the Greek embassy, during the trouble on Cyprus. "It was the talk of the hour," he said. "We could usually tell how things were going for the Greeks by observing the ambassador walking to work. Sometimes he smiled and sometimes he frowned. "I'll have to hand it to the Turks, though. There were police completely surrounding the embassy, protecting it from the Turkish mobs. They are to be commended." Ik-Wife Dorothy came home with CAKE DONUTS FARMER ROLLS JUL A menca Regular 39c Doz. SPECIAL Whole Wheat Glazed-Reg. 72c SPECIAL fin lama! s$rrivecercL jQtalla.... mveaerci, Malio J. Stagnaro, President By Estrella Stagnaro Center of Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz Beach SATURDAY DMA ! By Estrella Stagnaro something to crow about. She took a side trip to Russia and on the way back was invited up to be a guest co-pilot of the four engine Russian Illyushin una SCXDH U Doc 18. Only American woman ever to oOo GILDA STAGNARO is a big help to avid camera fans with her excellent suggestions for pictures. Among the many tips are: Sunset from the wharf a most beautiful and awe inspiring scene the numerous activities of those engaged in the fishing industry such as the attractive display varieties of fly one, they told her. HOURS: 9 TO 6 DAILY (CLOSED SUNDAY) PARKING IN REAR OF STORE That's pretty good, I think. POLICE COURSE Ronald Taylor, a member of the Capitola police department, is currently attending a six-week police science course at the Gav-ilan college police academy. fish from all parts of the world at C. Stagnaro Fishing Corp.. center, wharf, and along the fine markets on the wharf; sea lions swimming gracefully around the ' A v( ; Hollister. Taylor is living on campus while attending the ses 12l SOH I L AVEMJK .2(-27IO BETWEEN EBERT'S AND SAFEWAY wharf seeking food Seagulls and Pelicans squabbling over a sions which are sponsored by the California State Peace Officers association. bit of fish and diving for un wary fish. IT IS A MARVELOUS SIGHT to watch the pelicans hover a spot, then fold their wings and NjTi) t.tt . dive, hitting with a splash. In second they bob to the surface gulping their catch. oOo BOATING THE YEAR 'ROUND SPORT . . . Boating is . . . Batista "Dodie" Stagnaro, Santa Cruz, Calif., Captain and L to R Mrs. a sport tor me wnoie iamuy. Santa Cruz Bay is one of the 8 Andrea Zolezzi, Riva Trigoso, Genoa, Italy Oct. 27, 1964 most exciting bodies of water WELCOME HOME, "DODIE" . . . after your extensive vacation in EUROPE. For a sport the family can enjoy vear-round . . . one which will pay rich dividends in education and health and recreation for the whole family ... a sport !x I IF one can enjoy at any age if I ij & r j i Jkanh Jo I 04 f y '. sJ f nt th limt.tntrf y tni Itltntt you gj V : Vj 1, havt third with M ' 1 t & ?A ' ' '- li Moktek.vBaV A ,J , ?V Gisl Scout Council T "'" C' 3 f fit $ ' I H mm " V '" X i 'A HAVEN-LY AND HEAVENLY THOUGHTS . . . THE FINE SANTA CRUZ SMALL CRAFT 1 1 HARBOR! oOo THIS IS CIOPPINO SEASON . . . pronounced Chee-o-pino, and to the uninitiated let it be said that Cioppino causes the taste buds to blossom happily For this gastronomical delight C. Stagnaro Fishing Corp., and other fine markets on the wharf and Santa Cruz, has fresh fish GREAT! GREAT! GREAT UNCLE . . . COMMAN-DANTE TOMASO ANDREA ZOLEZZI, "MAXU", who is pictured above with "Dodie", before his departure to America on the beautiful and luxuriant Liner. "S. S. CRIS-TOFORO COLUMBO, Oct. 27th, 1964, Genoa, Italy, is a Great, Great, Great Uncle to the fifth generation in America of the Malio J. Stagnaro and the Cottardo Stagnaro Familv. Santa Cruz. COMMANDANT E TOMASO ANDREA ZOLEZZI (LOVINGLY KNOWN AS "MAXU"), is no stranger to many in America and other parts of the world, who has sailed in the most beautiful harbor on board Liners: as Captain "Maxu" was the Captain of the Port of Genoa, for over fifty years, piloting Liners along with five tug boats, safely to their berths in the harbor of Genoa. He has been retired the past seventeen years, and is eighty-nine years old, as of November 27th, having been born in 1876. This makes "Maxu" one of the, if not THE oldest living DOCK MASTER in the world today. "Maxu" was the brother of the loving Mrs. Cottardo "Peter" Stagnaro I, mother of the late Cottardo Stagnaro and Malio J. Stag naro of Santa Cruz, since 1874. having settled on Bay and Laguna Streets, where thp family site still remains. TIM ONE I)' ORO . . . GOLD RUDDER! AN COR A D' ORO . . . GOLD ANCHOR! Com-mandante Tomaso Andrea Zolezzi "Maxu", received the "Timone D' Oro' in 1960 along with other great Captains of Riva Trigoso, Italy: Commandante Antonio Lena "Parix" Ancora D' Oro: and Nostrnmo Giobatta Tasso "Budwin", Ancora D' Oro. CAPTAIN ZOLEZZI is a self taught navigator, since a tot-in' tot! ITALY'S GREAT HONOR to Navigators, is the presentation of the "Timone D' Oro" or the Ancora D' Oro, in recognition as great navigators, as to the sacrifices and "SEMPRE PRONTO" (Always Ready) for any calls at sea. in time of TEACH AND WAR. During World War II, outstanding services were rendered with the Allies in Italy. "AMERICANO" . . . a most beautiful word! THE ECSTACY . . . THE AGONY- Since the sailing of "Cottardo Peter Stagnaro I" to America in 1874, from Genoa, Italy, it is the first time that a member of the Malio J. Stagnaro and Cottardo Stagnaro Family, sailed into the port of Genoa, Italy. It was sad for "Uncle Maxu" that he could not pilot the beautiful Italian Liners with "Dodie" sailing into Italy on the "Leonardo Da Vinci" and sailing to America on the "Cristoforo Colombo," but with love, he and all relations and friends, saw him leave for America in Riva Trigoso, Italy, on the beautiful Italian Riviera, LEVANTE . . . (The Coast Of The Rising Sun.) Before "Dodie's" departure to America. Malio J. Stagnaro and The Cottardo Stagnaro Family from Santa Cruz, California, placed an overseas telephone call, via the Pacific Telephone, giving "Uncle "Maxu" his first thrill in speaking to America, from our forefathers and mothers, home town, Riva Trigoso, Genoa, Italv! PRONTO (READY) AMERICA. A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS . . . Glowing with color of the American Flag, red, white and blue, for which it stands, the latest hook on immigrants in the development of America by John F. Kennedy . . . with love and hope . . . "And That The Glow From That Fire Can Truly Light The World." SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL Nov. 4th, 1964 Santa Cruz, Califronia. sandabs, black cod, sole, sea-bass, cockle-neck clams, fresh frozen crab, and soon fresh crabs, and prawns. ONE NEEDS A BIB TO EAT CIOPPINO, but HWyiVirT f r---f vv i-rr rnrp'trTii V..' 'A ;' . :' Ii i 4 I ' jj I it's worth it. oOo CIAO ... (So Long) . . . See you in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Sundav. November 8th! THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COM To our community we say thank you so much. Thank you to all the people and organizations who have helped Girl Scouting this year. Because of you more Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors are able to share the fun, learning and adventure of Girl Scouting 52 weeks a year. Because of you they are going hiking and camping. They are taking trips doing art projects practicing homemaking. Because of you, they are learning the meaning of democracy-of loyalty-of friendship. Because of you, they are learning about our community and how to serve it. Girl Scouts are calling this "appreciation week" to thank you all for everything. PANY ALWAYS . . . Malio .1 Stagnaro and the Cottardo Stag 4 1 I if-- , ! if- '' 1 ' vrr ) : ii naro Family welcome you al i ways at the "BIG C center of ?! . 1 ...I r rt the wharf at Santa Cruz SPORT FISHING DAILY TRIPS PREME SEAFOODS SU AND THE C. STAGNARO'S SPORT FISH - ,,1' . 1 ERS' COFFEE SHOP! Call in person or phone by dialing Santa Cruz 42.1 2020. oOo I WWWWWVVWUVWVVVWVVVUVWWWVWVVWWWVVVVUVVUWVVVWWIVVVUUVVVVUVVUVUVVWVVWUUVWV

Fox News 5 was on a tight schedule on September 11, 2001




                              Fox 5 News breaking news on 911

        This is a screen capture of a fade out transition from the morning show to the breaking news 

 

This is a clip from Fox 5 News at 8:52 am on September 11, 2001. Although reported as breaking news it is clearly edited and has a fade in transition between their morning show and the news coverage. of the World Trade Center disaster. They show that the footage is courtesy of WABC.and according to CNN Flight 11 impacted tower 1 at 8:46:30.. So about 5 minutes and 30 seconds elapsed before their report. The lady reporting the breaking news.was pictured at 8:51 on the morning show... one minute later she was pictured on this fancy set reporting that a plane had impacted the tower. It just doesn't make sense to me that she could be shown on an edited video, sourced from another news outfit only one minute after being shown on live tv hosting the morning show.

source 911 television archives




Tupilaq

The Inuit who live in the Greenland region speak of the Tupilaq, which is a monster that was born out of witchcraft or shamanism. It is believed that many different parts of animals and even the dead bodies of children were used to create the monster. With the help of ritualistic chants, the creature was brought to life. After it was born, the monster was put into the sea to find and take the life of a specific enemy.

Using a tupilaq came with its risks. For instance, if the creature was sent to destroy someone who had a greater level of magical power than the sender, then it could be diverted to kill its maker. The only way to escape death would be to publicly confess their misdeeds.

Depending on which Inuit group you speak to, the tupilaq is represented differently. The Iglulik believe it is an invisible ghost that only a shaman can catch sight of. It is also the soul of a deceased person that has become restless because someone has committed a violation concerning a death ritual. This version of the tupilaq has a knack for scaring away game and only a shaman can drive it away with a knife.

The Caribou Inuit see the tupilaq as an invisible entity and only a shaman has the power to see it. However, the creature resembles a chimera with the head of a human and different body parts belonging to various species of animals. The tupilaq was seen as a dangerous threat and had the potential to attack the settlement. Only the shaman could defeat the creature, who would devour it with the help of a few spirits.

Other mythical beasts and creatures associated with the Inuit culture include:

· Akhlut: Taking the form of both a wolf and an orca, the Akhlut is a mean-spirited beast full of danger that is said to leave the tracks of a wolf behind when it travels away from the ocean to walk on earth. For this reason, dogs seen walking towards the ocean are thought to be evil.

· Ishigaq: Measuring around 30 centimeters (or 1 foot) tall, the Ishigaq are often compared to fairies. They were hard to track because they left behind no footprints in the snow due to their small size. It was also thought that they were light enough to float above the ground.

· Agloolik: Living under the ice, the Agloolik is a spirit thought to help fishermen and hunters.

· Amarok: In Inuit myths, the Amarok is a huge wolf that is believed to hunt down and eat anyone who believes it is safe enough to hunt alone in the middle of the night. The Amarok is not to be confused with a real wolf, as they hunt alone, whereas wolves follow pack behavior.

· Keelut: This evil spirit is described as resembling a dog without any hair.

· Kigatilik: With a reputation for taking the lives of shaman, the Kigatilik is a violent demon.

Here a couple of examples found on the internet using the search term: tupilaq


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Garrison Kieller at John F Kennedy Presedential Library Dec. 5 2010



John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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Garrison Keillor discusses the role of humor and why it is a fundamental to American life. He also responded to questions from the audience. "An Afternoon with Garrison Keillor" was a Kennedy Library Forum.






HUMOR IN POLITICS 1 hour, 25 minutes
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GUESS wHO



Won't Get Fooled Again

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals when they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the foe, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they'd all flown in the last war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
No, no!

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are out-phased, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now parting on the right
And their beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again
Don't get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

Bu$h Cheney Administration: The gift that keeps on giving


AMERICA THE GIFT SHOP is an installation project that reflects the foreign policy of the Bush/Cheney years through the fun-house mirror of American commerce.

My palette is the vernacular of retail tourism. Bobble head figurines. A snow globe. A cookie jar. Postcards. T-shirts, neon signs, and chocolate bars. These are all things that make up our daily existence. They have a familiar intimacy. And that’s why they make perfect vehicles to shock, disturb, and remind. Once the sugar coating of the ordinary dissolves, we are left with the grim truth about where America has been as a nation.

More about Phil Toledano from the Huffington Post

Snake Pen by Paul Duclos






An early example of Pauls Snake pen. It was designed by his son Marcel and was made in black hard rubber with solid silver parts. The filler, which was of Pauls design, was also sterling silver and will be seen only on his fountain pens.

The pen shown here has an ebony body and is one of the only pens to have a wood body. It's the fourth pen he made and is numbered on the end of the cap. Paul had a studio in my antique store in the 1990's and this is where he began making the snake pen. I had the privilage of doing some of the simple tasks and seeing the process of casting and machining that went into penmaking. The ebony wood pen was made for me, and I turned out the rough ebony blank to be finished by paul on his jewlers lathe. I still own it and hesitated before I polished it, It had a dark grey patina from setting for many years.

Early Snake Pen in Lignum Vitae Wood





This pen was made in Lignum Vitae which is known for it's durability. It has an oily feel was used for boat  bearings in the old days. The eyes have small emeralds added. The pen was not numbered because it was his personal pen, but it was made at the same time as the ebony one, and is the only other wood body pen as far as I know.

I will write more about Paul as I get time. He was a good friend and compadre and is in my thoughts as  I remember sitting by the old pot belly stove in the back of the shop and the good times picking antiques and old fountain pens at estate sales and flea markets.

signing off for now...G:

Wahl Eversharp pen & pencil in original box

Wahl Eversharp Fifth Avenue

Original designed in the 1940's, the 64 was added for the 64 dollar TV show which ran from 1955 to 1958. The caps on the pen and pencil are made of solid 14K gold.

Some vintage fountain pens ca 1920's to early 1930's


Parker Duofold  Senior in Jade Green



Parker duofold Senior in marblized pearl



Scheaffers Senior in Jade Green


Parker Duofold Senior in brick red



Unusual oversize Eclipse  in light green marble


Eclipse in manderin yellow and green

Ordinary state of matter


Click on picture for microscopic view

Space Frame

Art & Politics



James is definitely not identifiable in main stream art, if there is such a thing, but has found a niche that isn't part of a known ism. He is right out here on the "INNERTUBES" with some far out stuff that reflects the paradox of living  in the here and now. 

Here is a moving image of the Neoconservatives that inhabited the Bu$h administration,  that are still around as permanent members of the shadow government. Among the horrible things that they are noted for, imho, is the ability to parrot the same message, over and over, in Orwellian fashion .


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The Oneida Community and other such enterprises


Setting the table: Oneida Community Collectibles

Nancy Gluck

AntiqueWeek (January 1996)

Oneida, Ltd. is a familiar name to collectors of sterling silver and silver plate. Before 1935, when the present name was adopted, the company was known as Oneida Community, Limited. Why Community? The word "Community" in the original name reflected the beginnings of the company as a 19th-century utopian commune.

Here's a link to a pictorial by Gluck showing many silverwear patterns.


The Oneida Community: Some history about John Humphrey Noyes and the interesting community that he founded. A counterpart, in todays world, I guess, would be the reverend Sun Myung Moon.


The Moonies

Just can't help it, my thoughts seem to revert to religion and politics, when controversial subjects come to light.

In the early 70's I met Josh & Cricket, a couple who lived in an old bus. They parked in my back yard for a while, and Cricket had some hair raising stories to tell about her experiences with the Moonies. I won't go into a lot of details but, from what she had to say, her life was controlled by them including her sex life and her relationships with people outside the moonie community. So controlled, in fact, that she had a hard time escaping and had a few psychlogical issues to deal with when she finally did.

Sun Myung Moon, since those times, has grow very very rich, and owns the Washington Times, among other such luceative enterprises.