March 15th, 2010


Drive-Out Theater Does Disney



I absolutely love disney cartoons. especially ones from the 30's, 40's and 50's. i'm going to play stuff exclusively from this period for another great night on the APPLAUSE BUS!!!

excerpting from:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Victory Through Air Power
The Three Caballeros
Melody Time
Make Mine Music
Song of the South
Alice in Wonderland
Peter Pan
and Sleeping Beauty.

also, some Disneyland stuff, cartoons featuring the Multi-Plane Camera, and, of course, a whole bunch of Silly Symponies: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto cartoons. It'll be like the first seven minutes of an ASK Dr. HAL show that lasts ALL NIGHT LONG!!!... on a bus.

but that's just the ending...

The day starts with an afternoon visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

1st pick-up from Ritual @ 3:30pm

We'll get to the museum, in the presidio, at 4 o'clock and spend a couple of hours checking everything out and treating Hal to something from the gift shoppe. Then we go back to Ritual Roasters to pick up the people that just want to do the cartoonified busride.

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Don't Cooperate With the Census

When the US Government rounded up Japanese-Americans in 1942, they used the "supposedly private" census data to tell the soldiers how many Japanese lived on each block. The Census Bureau handed out the data needed to put them into prison camps or otherwise be harassed. Reams of information came from the "strictly confidential" census. In 1943, a direct tabulation of "Every Japanese person living in Washington, DC", including name, address, sex, age, marital status, citizenship, profession, and employer, all taken directly from individual census records, was provided to the Secret Service. Throughout the war, individuals "of interest" to the FBI and Secret Service were looked up, and their private information was released for purposes of government harassment.

"According to the General Accounting Office, one of the most frequent ways city governments use census information is to detect illegal two-family dwellings. An American Planning Association survey reported that housing code enforcement was a key benefit of census data for local governments.

For instance, Montgomery County, MD, and Pullman, Washington, use census data on the nubmer of housing units in a structure to check compliance with zoning regulations. The Long Island Planning Board uses census "block counts ... to estimate the extent of illegal two-family home conversions," according to a June 27, 1986 board letter. Such "illegal" two-family dwellings are pervasive on Long Island, according to Anthony Downs of the Brookings Institution. Such crackdowns are especially unfortunate because, as George Sternlieb of Rutgers University notes "The biggest source of good-size rental apartments in America is the illegal conversion of single-family houses."

Via Joel Grus.

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