Wednesday, April 13, 2016

¿Qué es Democracy Spring? Nuestra meta, nuestros cantos

Aquí voy a dar un poco del sentido de nuestra marcha o sea movimiento por sus cantos

1
Una persona
Un voto
Quita el dinero
De los políticos

Dinero no
Votos si
Yo creo que
Ganamos ya

Desde Filly
A DC
Marchamos
Por democracia

Cuando llegamos
A DC
Nos sentaremos
Hasta ganar


2
Oye, Washington, no nos cotorreas.
Los donadores mandan Y tú los obedeces.
A los votadores no has dado caso.
Y nuestra marcha trae el ruido a tu casa


Oye, Washington, no nos cotorreas.
Los donadores mandan Y tú los obedeces.
A los votadores no nos prestas atención.
El ruido te traemos porque no hay otra  opción.

3
El dinero no es expresión. S.A. no es una persona.

Que El dinero no es expresión. S.A. no es una persona.

La primavera de democracia una persona un voto

La primera de democracia el movimiento se te viene

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What is Democracy Spring? Songs and chants from Washington DC

Chant 1: echo rap
By Andy Argo

Yo, Washington, don't give us no sass!
Y'all been takin' orders from the donor class.
Y'all been ignorin' the people's voice.
So we're marching to Washington to bring the noise.

Yo, Washington, don't give us no sass!
Y'all been takin' orders from the donor class.
Y'all been ignorin' the people's voice.
We're bringin' the noise cuz we got no choice.

Theme song lyrics

( See melody and rhythm at the bottom of this post.)

Spring is coming.
Make some room.
Democracy (justice/freedom) is growing
When Love Is In Bloom.

Chant 2: echo cadence

(I need to straighten this one out a bit, but this is the general gist in at least some sort of order.)

Money ain't speech; corporations aren't people.
(I say) Money ain't speech; corporations aren't people.
Democracy spring: the movement's coming to you.
Democracy spring: the people's voice will be heard.
Democracy spring: stand up! Stand up!
Democracy spring: Sit-in! Sit-in!
One person one vote.
Listen up and take note!
Free and equal,
From coast to coast.
Non-violent action,
The people's hope.

Chant 3: echo yell

This is the most popular chant of the March and of the week.

One person;
One vote.
Money out
Of politics.
Money out!
Voters in!
I believe
That we will win!

Chant 4: echo boot camp

I wrote this one. It has not spread. :-)

Listen, we got a lot to say!
But we don't got a billion bucks to pay.
We been marching every day.
Marched from Philly to have our say.
Big money takes away our choice.
Money out! Give the voters voice.

Theme song melody

(Underscore following solfege indicates octave down.)

mi re do do
sol fa mi
mi do do la la sol_ sol_
sol_ fa_ fa_ sol_ sol_ do

Theme song rhythm

(Comma indicates measure bar line)

half half, eighth double-dotted-half,

half half, dotted-half

quarter, quarter eighth dotted-quarter quarter, eighth eighth-quarter

quarter, quarter quarter, eighth dotted-quarter, whole

This was typed and dictated on a smartphone. I hope to correct and clarify it when I get time on a real computer.



Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Day At A Trump Rally (Protest)

On a whim this morning in bed I responded tardy to a last minute notice of a protest at a Trump rally.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

David Whitmer Mormonism

I occasionally remark that I am a "David Whitmer" Mormon?  And what does that mean?  My reason for saying it is explained best in this passage from David Whitmer's An Address to All Believers in Christ.

A Temporary Plea from Tom: ELECTION REFORM MATTERS.  Please learn about Senator Bernie Sanders' character, persistence, and ability to beat Clinton (starting Mar 22) and Trump.

Friday, February 5, 2016

National CAD Standard Layer Names Quick Start for Civil/Survey

It does not have to be an overwhelming project to start moving to National CAD Standard (AIA) layer names as shipped with AutoCAD Civil 3D.  The rules can be simplified, and with a few core abbreviations, you can get most of your work done at least in the spirit of NCS/AIA.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Simplest method to export geometry from Civil 3D and import to HEC-RAS

The Civil 3D Output ribbon provides an Export to HEC-RAS button, and HEC-RAS provides an Import Geometry Data tool.  But getting river direction, river stations, and cross section stations transferred right is not as easy or as obvious as it could be.  This is a method to export as obviously as possible from Civil 3D and use two simple commands in HEC-RAS to fix the data.

Friday, October 30, 2015

How to set up Git mergetool and difftool for KDiff3 on Windows

I found many help documents to set up Git mergetool and difftool for KDiff3 on Windows.  But none of them was quite right for my Windows 10 and Git 2.6.2.windows.1.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The puddle of ice in the bottom of my freezer: thawing the drain line

I seem to have bad luck with refrigerator/freezer drain lines.  Or maybe I just keep my freezer too cold.  In any case, I now have had to thaw the drain line in the freezer at two different homes in one year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Poetry from Helen Irene Banks

Since I don't know what else to do with this, I am posting it here.  Sister Helen Banks was a lady who lived at 216 N. 66th Way, near Power Road and University in Mesa, Arizona in the 1990's.  Here is her obituary.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stop Hemorrhoid Pain Permanently in Three Days

Mark your calendar now.  If you don't have freedom from hemorrhoid pain and the beginning of permanent healing in three days, we need to talk.  All you need to do is push less and pull more for the rest of your life--starting right now. And for the rest of today and the next three days, you need to study, ponder, and explore all the nuances, aspects, implications, meanings, feelings, costs, rewards, and discoveries of pushing less and pulling more.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dear IRS: I Will Not Pay My 2014 Income Tax

Today I sent my first War Tax Resistance letter to the IRS as coordinated by the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.  As explained below, this is neither a money-saving scheme nor a get-out-of-jail-free scheme.

Monday, March 9, 2015

D&C 132: A revelation of men, not God

I am re-posting this post in solidarity with Kirk Van Allen who is being threatened with a disciplinary council for authoring it.  This is posted with Kirk’s permission.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Riprap Filter Design Using FHWA Hydraulic Toolbox

To do a Riprap Filter Design with the FHWA Hydraulic Toolbox, you need to understand the underlying criteria the program uses to accept or reject a filter design.  The criteria are taken from National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 568: Riprap Design Criteria, Recommended Specifications, and Quality Control. Section 3.2.2, pages 62 and 63.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Perform HEC-15 Calculations with the new FHWA Hydraulic Toolbox

In August 2014 FHWA released version 4.2 of their Hydraulic Toolbox, which is a bundle of calculators for the venerable Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 15 Design of Roadside Channels with Flexible Linings aka HEC-15.  I confess that despite my 20+ years of civil engineering,this software is news to me.  While some of its calculators may be trivial to any given civil engineer, others may be a big help.  And they all are packaged neatly in a Windows program that can output a PDF or RTF report.