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Aw, I missed it

Welp, I missed it.

Seventeen sit-in participants arrested for trespassing. I was in Boston (which was amazing, but more on that later), but would have loved to have participated if I was in the Charlottesville area.

In my opinion, the living wage campaign is very good natured and was one of the main points that convinced me that Ralph Nader was the man in 2000. Even with benefits and what other ‘fringe’ benefits allow others to disregard current wages, under ten dollars an hour for a public employee at a top 20 university is NOT right, even if it is unskilled labor.

For main stream media coverage of the demonstrations, check out the Washington Post’s article.

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Goodbye & Good Luck

NYC trips have been a resounding success and I have managed to avoid being a soulless member of the Yuppie Zombie Parade. Check out this evidence as proof:

I’m gentrifying the world over with my sauve and sophistication.

NEW NOTES! Chairman Mao is alive and well, in bronze form, in Chinatown NYC:

He’s totally going to chill in my zen garden if we can accomodate his ego!

Anyway, I’m going up to Boston this weekend, have some interesting things in store for the coming weeks, including a poetry reading, and will hopefully head over to Europe later this summer. I refuse to be apart of the 5 days a week, 2 bar nights a weekend crowd that is senseless and thoughtless. So, some escapes are ALWAYS necessary, in both the physical and mental sense.

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I’ve got hamsty head

From the artist formerly known as bed head:

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Trade your life for dimes

There are 17 students peacefully sitting inside Madison Hall asking for UVA to pay its workers a living wage. They have four days worth of food. They have been threatened with arrest and expulsion if they do not leave by 5:30 pm.

THERE WILL BE A GATHERING OUTSIDE OF MADISON HALL (across the street from the Rotunda) AT 5 PM WITH PRAYER AND MUSIC TO SHOW SUPPORT. PLEASE COME.

Please email casteen@virginia.edu and lampkin@virginia.edu. Tell them you support the Living Wage campaign and the sit-in. Pass this request along to alumni friends and your parents.

VISIT UVALIVINGWAGE.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION

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DOLPHINS / SHARKS

In a world of dolphins & sharks, I am an octopus. It is nice to do the things you like to do, and not worry about those you do not like.

Live through this, and you won’t look back.
There’s one thing I want to say, so I’ll be brave
You were what I wanted
I gave what I gave
I’m not sorry I met you
I’m not sorry it’s over
I’m not sorry there’s nothing to say

(this place is a prison, these people arent your friends)

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