I check in with the website, RecycleArt, every now and then to see what new and interesting ideas are emerging with the use of recycled kinds of materials. I decided to submit information about some of my own work that had been created from my gleanings at the city dump during my art residency...find it here.
This year's Glean artists are now showing their work at Disjecta. The Glean Program here in Portland exists to send five artists each year to the Metro Transfer Station (the city dump) for several months to glean for materials that the artists can then bring back to their studios for their own projects. I was one of the artists working in this residency two years ago, and continue to follow what is happening in the program each year. A few of us managed to get over to the gallery this afternoon and have a look at this year's art...all good stuff, and all of it created from trash!
(Sharing a little something that I found in my email today!)
The Buffet Rule
Something to think about...something to support!
Salary of retired US Presidents . . . . . . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate members . . . . . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE!
This is stupid!
Salary of Speaker of the House . . . . . . . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE !
This is really stupid
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders . . . . . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE!
Ditto last line!
Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . . . .. . $38,000
I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree pass it on! Copy and Paste this information into the emails of your own contacts!
Warren Buffet, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election."
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2014
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/14. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Don't you think it's time?
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
If you live in the Portland area, check out this month's new collage show at Gallery 6 PDX, highlighting the work of Lewis Golland. A few photos from the opening reception earlier this evening:
ReClaimIt is officially open. I volunteered at the store this afternoon for an hour, and took a few photos of some of the things that have been found by the volunteer gleaners at the city dump that are now for sale. I was really only an "emergency fill-in" this afternoon, and will probably do most of my occasional volunteer work at the Transfer Station. A few of the trashy treasures now available:
Gleaning at the Metro Transfer Station