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|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 03:16:37 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 09.02.06 1. Wamm book club 9.02 10am 2. Homeless vets 9.02 10am 3. Non-violence 9.02 10:30am 4. GreenParty StP 9.02 12noon 5. Moundsview vigil 9.02 1pm 6. Voice re-mapping 9.02 1:30pm 7. GLBT Pride 9.02-04 Duluth MN 8. Prog picnic 9.03 2pm Brainerd MN 9. Speak/justice 9.03 4pm Grand Marais MN 10. Macalester - Free courses 11. Mary Petrie - Holman Field fight needs your help 12. Erwin Marquit - China tour reservations 13. Thomas Kostigen - The jet set's shopping list unmasked --------1 of 13-------- From: wamm <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: wamm book club 9.02 10am WAMM Book Club Saturday, September 2, 10:00 a.m. to Noon Residence of Lucia Wilkes Smith, 2615 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. Book: "The Sorrows of Empire" by Chalmers Johnson. Open for people to join at any time. FFI: Email <rabbas [at] usinternet.com>. --------2 of 13-------- From: Charles Underwood <charleyunderwood [at] hotmail.com> Subject: Homeless vets 9.02 10am Saturday, 9/2, 10 to 11:30, meeting Homeless Veterans for Peace, Peacehouse, 510 E Franklin, Mpls. 612-821-9141. -------3 of 13-------- From: Charles Underwood <charleyunderwood [at] hotmail.com> Subject: Non-violence 9.02 10:30am Saturdays, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16 and 9/23, 10:30 am, nonviolent training in preparation for action at Alliant Tech on 10/2, at home of Marv Davidov, 2615 Park Ave, Mpls. 612-874-7715. --------4 of 13-------- From: ed Subject: GreenParty StP 9.02 12noon All people interested in finding out more about the Green Party of St. Paul are invited to: Our monthly meeting First Saturday of every month Mississippi Market, 2nd floor Corner of Selby/Dale in St. Paul noon until 2 pm <http://www.gpsp.org> --------5 of 13-------- From: Lennie <major18 [at] comcast.net> Subject: Moundsview vigil 9.02 1pm The Mounds View peace vigil group has changed its weekly time and place. We will now be peace vigiling EVERY SATURDAY from 1-2pm at the at the southeast corner of the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE in Blaine, which is the northwest most corner of the Northtown Mall area. This is a MUCH better location. We'll have extra signs. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. For further information, email major18 [at] comcast.net or call Lennie at 763-717-9168 ---------6 of 13------- From: Louise Bouta <wellmindmn [at] earthlink.net> Subject: Voice re-mapping 9.02 1:30pm [ed has no opinion on this] Balanced Energy Program--Voice Re-mapping Stress, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Emotional Problems and Effects of Trauma Can Be Gone In Weeks! This program works very well for depression. With all the people coming home from the wars, and others getting out of the mental health system, some might find it helpful for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. When you talk or sing the sound of your voice vibrates the cells of your body. Each person has missing notes, half notes, and fractured notes in their voice. Every note in your voice is a frequency that affects your body via your brain. The vibrations of your voice interact with the central nervous system and your brain. The brain regulates the chemistry of your body. You might compare the brain as the CPU Central Processing Unit and the subconscious the software of your bio computer. Naturally occurring substances known as peptides and neuropeptides (messenger molecules) made up of amino acids can cause alterations in mood, pain, and pleasure. Negative emotions melt away in the magic chair. When you are traumatized from experiences in life such as accidents, illness, operations, emotional upsets, disappointments, surgery, chemical overloads and many other life situations, the resulting energetic shock from the trauma can block or interrupt the flow of information to and from some of the neurotransmitters that tell the brain how to regulate the chemistry of your body. The result of trauma is a body and mind out of balance. With Voice Re-mapping we bring your body and mind back into balance without the use of drugs. Synthetic drugs can be very toxic to the body, and they block the emotional signals to the brain. A healthy, balanced energetic voice can be produced only by a person who is emotionally healthy. Your depression, anxiety, negative habits, and fears melt away in a few sessions instead of years of talk therapy or swallowing mind numbing medications. Demonstration by Michael Kelly, Psychotherapist 6121 Excelsior Blvd., Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55416. 952-920-0044 mkelly [at] thoughtforms.com www.balancedenergyfrequencies.com Southdale Library 7001 York Ave. S. Edina Saturday, September 2, 2006, 1:30 p.m. Well Mind Association of Minnesota 6500 Woodlake Drive #201 Richfield, MN 55423 Phone: 612-823-8249 wellmindmn [at] earthlink.net www.wellmindminnesota.org ---------7 of 13-------- From: erin [at] mnwomen.org Subject: GLBT Pride 9.02-04 Duluth MN September 2-4: Visit OutFront Minnesota at the Duluth-Superior GLBT, Queer, Allied, Intersex Pride. Duluth, MN and Superior, WI. For more info visit www.outfront.org. -------8 of 13-------- From: Theresa Flinck <theresaflinck [at] yahoo.com> Subject: Prog picnic 9.03 2pm Brainerd MN 3rd Annual Progressive Picnic Join us on Sunday, September 3rd at 2:00 p.m., Lum Park Pavilion 2, for the 3rd Annual Progressive Picnic. Featuring Green Party gubernatorial candidate, Ken Pentel, local musicians Rolling Bubble, Jennifer Perez and Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors; comedy by Lance Nelsen, kids' activities, frisbee golf, volleyball, delicious food, progressive people and organizations and much more! Bring something to grill and a dish to share. Iced tea, water and eating utensils will be provided. Sponsored by the Brainerd Green Party. Questions: tflinck [at] charter.net or call 218-820-5178 --------9 of 13-------- From: Loft Subject: speak/justice 9.03 4pm Grand Marais MN Sunday, September 3, SPEAK OUT ON JUSTICE FEATURING VICKI BIGGS-ANDERSON, STACI DROUILLAND, KAY GRINDLAND AND DR. ROGER MACDONALD Speakeasy magazine continues the Speak Out tradition and focuses this community forum on the topic of justice. Join others in this discussion taking place at Drury Lane Books, 12 East Wisconsin Street in Grand Marais, Minnesota. Free --------10 of 13-------- From: dboehnke [at] macalester.edu Subject: Mac free courses Macalester EXCO Offers Free Fall Courses Open to the Public, Infosession on the 12th of September I write you with very exciting news the Experimental College will offer six courses to Macalester students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community beginning in September! Please look over the descriptions below and consider attending one or more of the courses, which begin the week of September 18th. There will be an information session at 6pm on Tuesday, September 12th in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, which is located in the basement of Macalester's Campus Center at 1600 Grand Avenue (Intersection of Snelling Ave and Grand Ave). All of these courses are free and open to the public. Two of the courses are available to Macalester students for credit. There is always the possibility of adding additional courses if there is interest; these might include for-credit independent study collectives. We will be on the EPAG (Education Policy and Governance Committee) agenda this semester to present a proposal that would make credit available (to Macalester students) for all EXCO courses. As such, we hope to have a committed group of people who attend EXCO courses regularly and can offer feedback to both the teachers and to the EXCO organizers. Finally, we hope to host several skillshares during the week of Orientation. This is a great way to get to know first-years, do something fun before school starts, or let first-years know about your organization! They will be at 6:30 pm on September 3-5. Please email Miriam at mlarson [at] macalester.edu if you are interested in teaching an hour-long skillshare during orientation week. So far there will be an appetizer course taught by Ray Tricomo on The Great Law of Peace, a skillshare on local politics by Jesse Mortenson and an intro to biking in the Twin Cities by Claire Stoscheck. I look forward to see you in the fall. Please pass this information along to those you think might be interested. Updates will be forthcoming. For more information about the Experimental College, visit www.mpkb.net. Sincerely, Miriam Larson EXCO organizer 217-390-7240 mlarson [at] macalester.edu The Great Law of Peace, taught by Ray Tricomo, founder of Turtle Island Multiversity: The heart of our tragedy contains many chambers; racism, imperialism, misogyny, environmental degradation, but I should like to suggest a fifth manifestation of our tragedy - it is exceptionalism. The antidote is history from an indigenous perspective. We are told that the original league of five nations came into existence on Monday, August 31st, 1142 A.D. on the South shore of Onadaga Lake, outside of what is now Syracuse, NY. This course will explore the history of the long-lasting democratic Iroquois confederation, which served as a model for the authors of the Constitution. Tuesday, 6-7pm, Old Main 4th Floor Lounge. Creating a Compassionate Society, taught by Mike Obsatz, Macalester Professor (4 credits): The American Culture of 2006 is filled with governmental lying, bullying, street violence, drug abuse, excessive consumption, environmental destruction, materialistic focus, and lack of concern for those in need -- the poor, the abused, the ill, the elderly, the disabled. The "system" isn't working for the public good. This class is about creating a compassionate society, and how individuals, groups, and systems need to change. It is interdisciplinary -- and includes developmental issues, personal and spiritual growth issues, social issues, and environmental issues. Time and Location TBA. Independent Study Collective: Sociology of Vocation, taught by Mike Obsatz, Macalester Professor (4 credits): Students will set up job shadowing of approximately ten professionals whose careers they are interested in finding out more about. They will interview each person and write a brief reflection on how each career relates to their vocational goals. The course will conclude with a longer reflection paper summarizing what the student has learned and how their vocational aspirations have progressed. The professor will meet regularly with each student and if there are multiple students taking the course, t hey will come together for occasional group discussions. Time and Location TBA. History of New York, taught by Nick Kahn and Mark Stonehill, Macalester Students: New York City is the only "world city" in the entire Western Hemisphere. How did it turnout this way? This interdisciplinary course will attempt to answer this question. Topics include geography, geology, literature, the city in and as the media, music, the importance of diversity and immigration, transportation, theatre, life outside of Manhattan, social space, the city after 9/11, demystifying stereotypes, and the city as the center of everything. The course will include readings and film and TV show screenings. Time and Location TBA. Theater of the Oppressed taught by Eliza Rasheed, Macalester alum: The Theater of the Oppressed, established in the early 1970s by Brazilian director and political activist Augusto Boal, is a form of popular theater, of, by, and for people engaged in the struggle for liberation. Bridging the separation between actor (the one who acts) and spectator (the one who observes but is not permitted to intervene in the theatrical situation), the Theater of the Oppressed is practiced by "spect-actors" who have the opportunity to both act and observe, and who engage in s elf-empowering processes of dialogue that help foster critical thinking. Time and Location TBA. Conflict Transformation: Tools for Community-building, taught by Jim Radde, Macalester Catholic Chaplain: Each of us is unique. We have differing points of view. Interpersonal conflict is normal for our species. An essential phase of group development is learning to deal with conflict among its members. This learning is needed by communities as diverse as social justice groups, coalitions and choirs so that commitment and effective collaboration can follow. Participants in this interactive series will be affirmed in their present skills and experiment with new conflict transformation tools they can use immediately. Wednesdays, 7-9pm, Old Main 4th Floor Lounge. --------11 of 13-------- From: Mary Petrie <petri017 [at] tc.umn.edu> Subject: Holman Field Fight Needs Your Help This issue is the rare one that's so important that I must reach far and wide. If you oppose the Holman Field floodwall OR (more importantly) are on the fence, please take a few minutes to read City Council member Kathy Lantry's comments on this issue: theses are part of the city council records. Environmental and neighborhood groups are filing court papers to try to stop the immediate construction that's planned. The starting cost is $1500. More costs will come quickly. Even a twenty dollar bill -- if we all gave -- can tip us over. Do more if you're able. This is too important to ignore. Friends of the Parks is handling the money. Please send to: Friends of the Parks 1621 Beechwood Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55116 Make sure you write "Floodwall" on the memo line so it gets in the right account. Mary Petrie, PhD petri017 [at] tc.umn.edu 651.774.1502 651.774.7178 fax --------12 of 13-------- From: Erwin Marquit <marqu002 [at] tc.umn.edu> Subject: China tour reservations The U of M-based journal "Nature, Society, and Thought" is cosponsoring with the Academy of Marxism of the Chinese Academy of Social Science a two-week five-city study tour in China, May 31-June 15, 2007. Since the group of 55 is filling up (only 21 openings remain), we are offering local progressives a chance to consider joining before a nation-wide mailing goes out after Labor Day. An ad also appears in the "Nation" magazine mailed to subscribers Aug. 31. All remaining places will probably fill in September. A $200 deposit, refundable until Feb.1, 2007, will reserve a place. The tour itinerary is arranged to meet the interests of both academics and nonacademics. See http://umn.edu/home/marqu002/china2007 or call 612-922-7993 for description of excursions and detailed itinerary. -Prof. Erwin Marquit --------13 of 13-------- The Jet Set's Shopping List Unmasked How do the very wealthy spend their money? You may not want to know. By Thomas Kostigen MarketWatch Private jet owners have an average annual income of $9.2 million and a net worth of $89.3 million. They are 57 years old. And 70 percent of them are men. Hannah Shaw Grove and Russ Alan Prince, two researchers, surveyed the group to find out who they are, what makes them tick, and perhaps most interestingly, what they spend their money on. The average jet setter spends nearly $30,000 per year on alcohol (wines & spirits). Grove and Prince note that this amount is about two-thirds of the median household income in the U.S. And that's the smallest category of spending they surveyed. The next smallest was "experiential travel," which includes guided tours, such as photographic safaris, or hikes to Machu Picchu, or eco-tours to the Brazilian rainforest, or kayaking in Baja California during the gray whale migration. For these experiences, jet setters spend an average of $98,000 per year. Travel But these journeys are small potatoes when compared to how much these wealthy individuals spend on hotels and resorts ($157,000 a year), or events at hotels and resorts ($224,000 a year). Spa treatments even fetch more jet-set dollars than wilderness tours. The average jet setter spends $107,000 a year at spas around the world. Not that many of these "global citizens," as they like to be called, would know: Just 34 percent of jet owners open their own mail and only 19 percent pay their own bills, Grove and Prince found. This results in a sort of detachment from the world and creates "the low level of awareness that most jet owners have about their finances," they say. Indeed, it would take a curious psychological composition to comprehend spending $147,000 a year on watches, as the jet set do. Or $117,000 on clothes. Or a whopping $248,000 a year on jewelry. These people need serious help with their...finances. And that is partially why Grove and Prince conducted the survey -- as a note to advisers who might be able to help people with complex money issues. Getting Good Help "Any way you slice it, private jet owners are an ultra-affluent bunch and, as such, likely have intricate financial requirements. As is often the case, there is a proportionate relationship between the amount of wealth and the complexity of the financial goals, meaning there is a greater need for a professional adviser to guide them through the planning process and supply them with strategies and experts to meet their goals along the way," they say. Whatever. I'm far more interested in how much the super rich spend on cars ($226,000 per year), and boats ($404,000 a year on yacht rentals). I'm even more interested to know what the $542,000 a year in home improvements was spent on. Grove and Prince say the average jet setter has more than two principal residences worth at least $2 million each. New kitchens? Kick ass sound systems? They don't inform. But they do tell us that jet-setters spend the most amount of money on art, $1.75 million a year on average. It's also here that the spending patterns differ by the classes within the classes that Grove and Prince unearthed by analyzing the jet-set pack. Trendsetters spend the most as group, but the least amount per purchase. Last year, 60 percent of this group bought art, at an average price of $500,000. Trendsetters are influenced by magazines, television and movies, Grove and Prince say. Connoisseurs, on the other hand, spend on average more than $6 million per piece, yet are cautious purchasers: less than 10 percent of this class bought art last year. I'm not sure which of the three personality types Grove and Prince defined among jet setters I'd fall into: Trendsetters are more likely to be impulse buyers; Winners reward themselves and those in their inner circle with large purchases for personal and professional accomplishments; and Connoisseurs are deliberate in their purchasing behavior and thoroughly research all aspects of a category, and a particular item, before making a decision. Not that it much matters. I'd just like to be able to afford to spend $168,000 a year renting a villa or chalet, as the jet set do. It'd be fun. For the full report on how the jet set spend their money, go to www.hannahgrove.com and go to "white papers" in the publications section.>> [Clearly, the rich need every last bit of this money to perform their function (whatever that is). Suppose taxes were raised so their 9.2 mil were cut in half to 4.6 mil. Would they even bother to get out of bed for that? Harumph, they would say, and go back to sleep. Imagine having only $202,000 to spend for yacht rentals. Who would do anything for that? They would like to double their 9.2mil to 18.4mil, say by cutting all our wages in half. We would work or starve. We could get out of bed extra early, to work 2.5 jobs. While working we look up at their private jets as they expel toiletwater down upon us. -ed] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - David Shove shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu rhymes with clove Progressive Calendar over 2225 subscribers as of 12.19.02 please send all messages in plain text no attachments
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