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Juneboarder's Crazy Vida
Posted by Juneboarder in General Discussion
Fri Nov 25th 2011, 07:32 PM
Approximately 75 people met up this morning at a transit center with the knowledge of flash mob that will happen and nothing else. I was a little apprehensive being that I didn't know how we could incoroprate dancing into the 99% movement, nor having much ability to dance. Their idea on the flash mob was that we'd all enter Walmart inconspicuously and shop for 30 minutes, filling up our carts as much as possible. Then we'd meet at the front to check out and the first person to get up to a checker calls asks the cashier to page their child (Michael Check) to the checkstand cause they're ready to leave, and then right after the page:

MIC CHECK!
Citizens of Walmart!!
Greetings and welcome back from the food coma!!
In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost.
For every low-priced product purchased at Walmart, your communities pay the difference.
Every price drop represents mistreated workers who STILL cannot feed their families, STILL cannot afford their homes, and STILL cannot payoff their tuitions.
Every sweet deal can be attributed to our jobs being outsourced from American communities.
Each item on sale helps bankrupt small businesses.
YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!!
Walmart intentionally underemploys, forgoing REAL benefits for social services, costing California taxpayers $86 million annually.
Walmart employees are overworked, underpaid, and left under-insured in poor and unsafe conditions.
Walmart could fire its employees for the mere mention of forming a workers union; which is the best tool American workers have to protect their rights.
Corporate beasts such as this one bleed our communities dry by putting the local business owners, who actually have personal stake in your communities, at a disadvantage against these gluttonous juggernauts. Yet they have the nerve to tell you it's for your benefit.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SCAM!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY DOLLAR-COLLARS FOR OUR FAMILIES!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY OF THIS!!
SELF-MADE GIFTS HAVE MORE POWER ANYWAY!!
So this holiday season, give yourselves, your families, and your communities the gift of empowerment!!
ACT LOCALLY!!
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!!
BUY AMERICAN!!
Thank you, Exit Safely, and remember to smile...

After that there was applause as we all 75 left our carts and exited the disgusting, big box store. We received thumbs ups from employess, smiles from most, claps at the end, and when walking out the three cops there smiled at us as we walked past shouting, "We are the 99%, YOU are the 99%!" We did the same to a second Walmart and then had to call it a day since other activities were planned.

Sorry for the length, I didn't know how else to post the mic-check. It was entirely envigorating.

There was one asshat that charged past us and screamed "You f*cking socialists!" Yes, a good laugh; as what a prime example he was setting for his 7 or 8 year old daughter he was dragging along while huffing and puffing. BTW, did Occupy ever say they were for socialism? LOL... Well, heaven forbid they ever need Social Security or Medicare...

Age range from was from 2-80; quite the mix of races present; very much a good example of the 99%.

I am proud to stand in solidarity with Occupy San Diego.

Video from the first Walmart flash mob: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgafr1uO_EY...
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Posted by Juneboarder in Photography Group
Thu Nov 05th 2009, 12:00 PM
Hi Folks,

I've been swamped at work, but took some photos on a hike I did last month, in October, and wanted to share with all. I love getting out to our mountains; you'd be surprised what San Diego (County) has to offer!

This is a view of Mount Cuyamaca from the Stonewall Peak trail. It was about 7am, 40 degrees out and I was in shorts and a short sleeve t-shirt... very COLD! The distance between Stonewall Peak and Cuyamaca Peak is mabye a couple of miles, but it looks like a world apart with all this fog!


A shot of the constantly moving fog clouds with the sun behing them... it was so beautiful, as I was on the cusp of the clouds. To the west of me was Cuyamaca and the majority of San Diego County covered in a thick blanket of fog, and to the east was a great sunrise with blue skies and no clouds; simply amazing!


These are the steps (the final climb) up to Stonewall Peak


It gets really windy up here, hence the everchanging fog and landscape. At the peak the forest rangers put up poles so that you could hold on and not fall off!! If you look closely, you can see the forest floor below...


A view of Lake Cuyamaca from Stonewall Peak


The sun peeking through the clouds (on the peak)


Looking down the "stairs" and into the valley below


A peek-a-boo view of Lake Cuyamaca on the hike back down


The Cedar Fire ripped through here in 2007, causing everything to get charred to a crisp. You can see the vegetation is growing back, but the trees are a firm reminder of how quickly life can pull a fast one on ya!


Stonewall Peak's shadow cast upon Mount Cuyamaca


Death Surrounded By Life


Stonewall Peak (from about 1/2 way down the mountain)


And Finally... a View of Lake & Mount Cuyamaca from the road. It's amazing what pictures you can get from a cell phone (and to think I was super bummed out that I forgot my true camera at home that morning)
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Posted by Juneboarder in Photography Group
Tue Aug 11th 2009, 12:57 PM
I went hiking with my son last Saturday and took some pics along the way so I could share with all. I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I do...

The trailhead:


Iron Mtn is the highest peak to the right:


Some of the best shade we could find:


@ the Peak!!!:


Aiden is D-O-N-E, Done!!!:
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