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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cowboys . . .


(http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/01/03/3735647/malheur-lake-oregon-militia-explainer/)
". . . Dwight Hammond Jr., 73, and his 46-year-old son, Steven, are due to report to federal prison on Monday to serve five-year prison terms. The men were convicted by a jury of their peers in 2012 on arson charges stemming from a pair of fires (The Hammonds set ). . . that ultimately burned 139 acres of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land. . . the federal anti-terrorism law that prosecutors used to punish the fires includes mandatory minimum sentences of 5 years for fires that damage public property but cause no injury or death. After a series of appeals, the Hammonds were re-sentenced in October of 2015 to the full five years required by that 1990s statute . . . Militia members have taken over the tile-roofed stone cottage on the south shore of the lake that serves as headquarters for the refuge . . . While frustrations and friction between federal land management agencies and ranchers are widespread, the vast majority of private citizens from communities affected by these issues do not share the radicalism that animates Bundy’s armed occupiers. . . The idea that federal authority over public lands is illegitimate has caught the attention of a variety of extremist groups that are convinced the government will sooner or later turn arms against its own people. . . "



Company Man
© 1995 Raymond M. Jozwiak, demo recording by Ray Jozwiak




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Saturday, January 30, 2016

More . . .

. . . diverging roads . . .

(The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Roads Diverge(alt take)

Private performance of a newer composition, Roads Diverge © 2014 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Friday, January 29, 2016

Oops . . .


(from http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/26/escaped-california-prison-inmates-reportedly-had-hours-long-head-start.html)
". . . The three men sawed through a quarter-inch-thick grill on a dormitory wall and got into plumbing tunnels before sawing through half-inch-thick steel bars as they made their way behind walls to an unguarded area of a roof atop a five-story building. There, they moved aside razor wire and rappelled to the ground using the bed linen.

The escape has drawn comparisons to last summer's breakout by two inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. A major difference is that while the search for Richard Matt and David Sweat focused on nearby woods, Nayeri, Tieu and Duong escaped in the middle of densely populated Orange County. . ."






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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Roads . . .

. . . diverge . . .



People talk about all kinds of things
Like the weather
Like their politics
Like the things that they watch on TV
But still the roads diverge

Funny though all this chatter don't mean a thing
When compared with the wondering
When they speak of just how
The roads diverge

There comes a moment
You’re suddenly face with a choice
All that you thought that you
Knew becomes smoke
And all of your detailed and
Best laid-out plans
Have become just one
Great big joke

Some will cope
Some will agonize endlessly
Pleading take this away from me
This decision I face
When roads diverge


Roads Diverge
Private performance of a newer composition, Roads Diverge © 2014 Raymond M. Jozwiak




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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Surprise . . .

(from http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/09/14/OMG-Could-Bernie-Sanders-Be-Democratic-Frontrunner)
". . . new poll shows that enthusiasm among Democrats for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shows no signs of waning any time soon, much to Hillary Clinton’s chagrin. A CBS News poll, conducted with YouGuv, released on Sunday found Sanders has become the Democratic frontrunner among likely presidential voters in the crucial states of New Hampshire and Iowa. In the Granite State, Sanders holds a commanding 22-point lead over the former secretary of state, garnering 52 percent support to Clinton’s 30 percent. In Iowa, those who claim they will participate in the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus prefer Sanders 43 percent to 33 percent. . . However, Sanders trumps Clinton when it comes to overall voter excitement. Seventy-eight percent of those polled express “enthusiastic support” for the self-described democratic socialist, while Clinton only received half that amount, 39 percent. . ."







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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Problem . . .



(from Outsider in the White House by Bernie Sanders with Huck Gutman)
". . . The problem with television is not just what is reported but, more importantly, what is not reported.  it's no accident that we get thousands of hours of discussion about the O.J. Simpson trial and almost no discussion about the growing gap between rich and poor or our regressive tax system. Why is it that there is massive coverage of airplane crashes, but almost no coverage of corporate disinvestment in the United States?. . . "







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Monday, January 25, 2016

In Some Ways . . .


. . . I actually sympathize with Palin.   I've been in situations where I was unprepared for what I was to face and certainly regretted the way in which I reacted . . .


(from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin_interviews_with_Katie_Couric)
". . . COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this—to stay informed and to understand the world?

PALIN: I've read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media, coming f—

COURIC: But like which ones specifically? I'm curious that you—

PALIN: Um, all of 'em, any of 'em that, um, have, have been in front of me over all these years. Um, I have a va—

COURIC: Can you name a few?

PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where, it's kind of suggested and it seems like, 'Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C. may be thinking and doing when you live up there in Alaska?' Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America. . . "


. . . but then, I wasn't running for the office of Vice President of the United States of America either . . .






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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Weather . . .

. . . or not you've had any doubt . . .


. . . that the front-running presidential candidate way over on the the right, is truly incapable of any sound action, presidential conduct or diplomacy, based upon the manner in which he speaks and the depth, level and wisdom of the thinking behind that talk . . .

. . . doubt no more.  Now, you may be certain . . .




Plunge
(Recorded live at Bourbon Street on the Beach on New Year's Eve 2015) by OHO, Jay Graboski, David Reeve and Ray Jozwiak




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Saturday, January 23, 2016

What's Good . . .

. . . for the goose . . .

(from Outsider in the White House by Bernie Sanders with Huck Gutman)
". . . During the course of the NAFTA debate, various congressional members expounded on the need for American workers to become more competitive in the global economy.  I was so impressed by their arguments that I introduced legislation that would make the president and members of Congress competitive with their Mexican counterparts.  My office discovered that members of the Mexican Congress earned about $35,410 a year.  If American workers were going to compete against Mexicans who were forced to live on $1.00 an hour, I thought that members of Congress should lead by example and lower their $133,644 salaries to the Mexican level. I didn't get many cosponsors for this legislation. . . "






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Friday, January 22, 2016

Plunge . . .


At heaven's door we pick the lock
When all we had to do was knock
Though Alice she rattles her train of chains
The fetters are inward all the same

Take a look as you fall
Passing through another wall
Here is where the corn is cut
The wind comes down
Get off the pot
Get off the pot
Get off the pot

It's your world the way that you live
Eats the smile right off your face          
You're not in Kansas anymore
I am the sheath I cry for more

Biding trends and waves of shock
The turbulence it turns me on
Nonetheless we're born and rocked
By divas, drunks and Barbie dolls

I signed up for high-wired acts
If I lose my balance just cut me some slack
I'm holding out for what can be
Emc squared possibilities

Experience to be alive
The abstract now is literalized
You have dreams and nightmares to explore
Get the goods
Get off the floor
Get off the floor
Get off the floor


Plunge

(Recorded live at Bourbon Street on the Beach on New Year's Eve 2015) by OHO, Jay Graboski, David Reeve and Ray Jozwiak




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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Web . . .

. . . designer or developer? . . .

. . . in my case - NEITHER! . . .


For some reason, a Google search for Ray Jozwiak which produces a result showing my website, will not connect to my website . . . for HEAVEN KNOWS WHY?   Google doesn't even seem to want to talk about it.


(from http://designmodo.com/designer-vs-developer/)
". . . A web designer uses graphics and graphic design software (think Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) to create a look for the web. This design is then married with coding to bring it to life online.

The designer may not always be the person writing the code and in some cases can work independently of the team who will take a website design live.

Much of a designer’s job is creative and uses both intuition and imagination, often characteristics of people who are considered right-brained. People in this field may continue their educations in a variety of fields but are most commonly drawn to graphic design and the arts. Designers collect work portfolios to showcase their projects for potential employers.

The best designers have a strong grasp on a variety of concepts including color and typography, spacial relationships, audience and user experience. . . "







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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lessons . . .

. . . for the RICH . . .


(from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_S._Hershey)
". . . On May 25, 1898, (Milton S.) Hershey married Catherine "Kitty" Sweeney, an Irish-American Catholic girl from Jamestown, New York. She brought gaiety, wit and warmth into his life. By all reports, their life together was very happy.[4] Since the couple could not have children, they decided to help others, establishing the Hershey Industrial School with a Deed of Trust in 1909. Catherine died of tuberculosis in 1915 and Hershey never remarried. In 1918, Hershey transferred the majority of his assets, including control of the company, to the Milton Hershey School Trust fund, to benefit the Industrial School. The trust fund has a majority of voting shares in The Hershey Company, allowing it to keep control of the company. In 1951, the school was renamed the Milton Hershey School. The Milton Hershey School Trust also has 100% control of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, which owns the Hotel Hershey and Hersheypark, among other properties. He took great pride in the growth of the school, the town, and his business. He placed the quality of his product and the well-being of his workers ahead of profits. He was part of a forward-looking group of entrepreneurs in this country and abroad who believed that providing better living conditions for their workers resulted in better workers…Milton Hershey conceived of building a community that would support and nurture his workers. Developing the community became a lifelong passion for him. In 1935, Hershey established the M.S. Hershey Foundation, a private charitable foundation that provides educational and cultural opportunities for Hershey residents. The foundation supplies funding for three entities: the Hershey Museum and Hershey Gardens, the Hershey Theatre and the Hershey Community Archives. The founding of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center occurred when the board of the trust went to the Dauphin County Orphans Court with the cy-près doctrine (cy près is a French phrase meaning "As close as possible"). It was a gift from the Milton Hershey School Trust to the people of Pennsylvania, with an initial endowment of $50 million and only one restriction—the hospital had to be built in Hershey. The hospital is a teaching hospital, with an annual budget exceeding the initial construction cost. . ."





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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What . . .

. . . do I know?


What do I know about happiness
Do I possess some kind of key
To things that no one else can see

Just as far back as my memory goes
Sometimes it seemed I was alone
Only my point of view and me

As I reflect
Some disconnect
Could be afflicting me
Am I just one
Under the sun
Or am I quite unique

Others speak out very easily
No fear about who may get hurt
By words so hastily dispensed

For some reason I step back away
I hesitate to be so bold as to
Presume some insight gained

As I reflect
Some disconnect
Could be afflicting me
Am I just one
Under the sun
Or am I quite unique


Unique
(final mix for forthcoming tentatively titled 'Male Pattern Radness') by OHO, Jay Graboski, David Reeve and Ray Jozwiak, Bill Pratt at the controls




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