27 December 2009
23 December 2009
Photos from the 31 October 2009 Halloween March / Dia de los Muertos Marcha on City Hall in Santa Rosa. These are various people wearing the California Driver License Mask. The march was aimed at supporting Sonoma County as a County of Refuge that can stop law enforcement from racial profiling. We marched in support of keeping families united and to prevent the deportation of our youth by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.).
20 December 2009
19 December 2009
1) Opening roof stuff
18 December 2009
Another huge thank you to the Maach-Rambo's for the other piece of scavenged fridge wall. I cut and installed it today, still needs some pounding, but it's good. Also got the fenders dealt with. Then continued on exterior siding.
16 December 2009
I'm so tired, but somehow I'm doing a bunch of things I had been putting off. Cutting big pieces of metal to fit under the storage area, etc. Nothing too photogenic, but important steps on the road to the road.
15 December 2009
Photo shows the southern wall I worked on today.
14 December 2009
13 December 2009
11 December 2009
Getting my sh-t together, long overdue, in regards to the electrical layout. Got some great ceramic pull chain fixtures, some with receptacle plugs built in. Cut the rigid insulation where need be, drilled the holes so the wire can run through. I still need to get a circuit breaker box. A lot more to do.
09 December 2009
Loose ends and testers propped up visible. Got to find long enough pieces for trim. Cut that and install. Got to get the right screws for the aluminum. Got to finish cutting and nailing up siding. Coming inside at 4pm today. Hands frozen.
A friend, Danielle Liu, in Copenhagen sent this link which I will include part of here. It's one man's witnessing of an ad-hoc meeting in which Lumumba Di-Aping of Sudan, chief negotiator of the G77 bloc.
Once he had composed himself, Di-Aping launched into an eloquent and direct attack on the apparent subversion of the climate negotiation process by certain developing countries, the leaked so-called “Danish” agreement that has become the talk of the conference. ...
Speaking in measured tones, Di-Aping first attacked the 2 degrees C warming maximum that most rich countries currently consider acceptable. Referring continuously to science, in particular parts of the latest IPCC report (which he referenced by page and section) he said that 2 degrees C globally meant 3.5 degrees C for much of Africa. He called global warming of 2 degrees C “certain death for Africa”, a type of “climate fascism” imposed on Africa by high carbon emitters. He said Africa was being asked to sign on to an agreement that would allow this warming in exchange for $10 billion, and that Africa was also being asked to “celebrate” this deal. ...
This was nothing less than a colonisation of the sky, he said. “$10 billion is not enough to buy us coffins”.
Obama, he said, would probably be brought to Copenhagen to ’sanctify’ this deal. “What is Obama going to tell his daughters? That their [Kenyan] relatives’ lives are not worth anything? It is unfortunate that after 500 years-plus of interaction with the West we [Africans] are still considered ‘disposables’ “. “My good friends… we’ve got to get together and fight the fight.”