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Wanted to give an update. Landed in USA July 8, 2020, called #SJPD Warrants & was told to appear in person to receive court date. Remember: warrant was NOT personally served & I have been out of USA for about 1 yr. [Continued]

@ScottHech, @ChristinaSinha @AGBecerra @CAgovernor
Let me count the ways @SCCgov, @CityofSanJose & DA Jeff Rosen have failed.

1) I already called ahead of time but was told to appear in person at police dept. When I appeared in line, I was told to call again & to fill out paperwork. All of this could have been done online.
The problem w/ moving online is that when most cities allocate 50 to 70% of budget to public safety, there is a need to show gov employees r doing some work--even if the work exists as a result of deliberate inefficiency. So even tho I called ahead of time, I had to call again.
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“...people usually gain power through traits and actions that advance interests of others such as #empathy, #collaboration, openness, #fairness...when they start to feel powerful or enjoy position of privilege, those qualities begin to fade....(1)
...The powerful are more likely than other people to engage in rude, selfish and unethical behaviour” #RebeccaSolnit citing #DacherKeltner on his work studying relationship between empathy and power
“If power generates a cushion of obliviousness around it, those of us with power need to counter it. That means, first, treating people with respect, regardless of their status: not taking the invitation to disdain or ignore” #Solnit
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I'm old. I remember this stuff.

How It Used To Be

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up.

Nobody owned a purebred dog.
A quarter was a decent allowance & made with real silver.

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny - made with real copper. (I still do...giggle).
Your Mom wore stockings that came in two pieces - one for each leg.

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked & gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.

You didn't pay for air & you got trading stamps, too.
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.

And don't forget Crackerjacks! A prize in every box.

Teachers threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and they did it.

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car.

People "went steady."
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1/"Earlier this week, it was reported that Karen Pence has been teaching art courses at the Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia. The school’s employment application asks applicants to sign a pledge to “live a personal life of moral purity.” rollingstone.com/politics/polit…
2/"The application defines moral misconduct as “heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other..."
#Pence
3/"...violation of the unique roles of male and female, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law."
#Pence
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This is the Council for National Policy organization - the group behind Trump/Pence, etc. - re Trump's first 100 days: U.S. border, cyber, & military policies starting with the US/Mex border (4:30)." soundcloud.com/cnp-786867471/…
Source: @IndiePressWatch
#CNP
The Council for National Policy (#CNP) is an umbrella organization & networking group for social conservative activists in the United States.The Nation has called it a secretive organization. It connects wealthy right-wing donors w/ top conservatives.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
Here's what the #CNP has planned for education in the United States. With the Heritage Foundation's support, of course.

Compare this to what DeVos has done as Secretary of Education: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeV…

In. Plain. Sight.

Source valeriehowlandblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/how… (near the bottom).
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