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A TED Event for Japantown: TEDx PeacePlaza Coming November 9th – $50 Including Lunch – Starring David Chiu

Monday, November 4th, 2013

TEDxPeacePlaza is coming soon.

The promotional code “MIKE” is still working to save you 50% off the $100 list price, FYI.

(Here’s what I’ve had to say about the star-crossed 1865 Post location, which I used to repeatedly call Kabuki Chicken when Robert Redford owned it, cause I’m not wired right. And it used to be a Pasta Pomodoro, back in the day.)

(And of course the eponymous Peace Plaza pagoda should be destroyed, you know, due to the concrete and clay and general decay. IMO)

All the deets:

“Join us on Nov. 9 for TEDxPeacePlaza! Register on Eventbrite.com.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxPeacePlaza, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxPeacePlaza event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

TEDxPeacePlaza is a new TEDx event taking place on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Pa’ina Lounge in San Francisco’s Japantown.

Tweet us @TEDxPeacePlz for a chance to receive discounted tickets.

Our speakers include:

  • David Chiu, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Lateefah Simon, Director of California’s Future Program at the Rosenberg Foundation
  • Jon Osaki, Executive Director of the Japanese Community Youth Council
  • Nwe Oo, CEO of Weaving Through Change (helping refugee women from Burma preserve their tradition while creating economic opportunity)
  • Tulio Cardozo, Founder of Collaborative Benefit (helping the formerly incarcerated get hired)
  • Katherine Woo, Vice President of Product at Kiva
  • Gary Chou, School of Visual Arts MFA in Interaction Design
  • Valerie Luu & Katie Kwan, Co-Founders of Rice Paper Scissors (pop-up Vietnamese street food)
  • Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Sculptor and Photographer (exploring the link between the natural world and industrial world)
  • Akiko Aspillaga, immigration rights advocate
Your admission to this event includes lunch.

Theme: “What’s Possible” - Seemingly intractable problems. Surprisingly ingenious solutions. In a world full of inequality, conflict, and hardships, there are remarkable examples of what actually can be done. What innovations are possible that can help create a world that we want to live in? The theme of the first TEDxPeacePlaza event on November 9, 2013, is “What’s Possible” — which can be interpreted as both a bold statement and an inviting question. ~ Glenn Fajardo, co-curator, TEDxPeacePlaza

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

Meet our team.

Got an invite to TEDxPeacePlaza? Register with your promo code for up to $50 off the regular admission.

Theme: “What’s Possible”
Seemingly intractable problems. Surprisingly ingenious solutions. In a world full of inequality, conflict, and hardships, there are remarkable examples of what actually can be done. What innovations are possible that can help create a world that we want to live in? The theme of the first TEDxPeacePlaza event on November 9, 2013, is “What’s Possible” — which can be interpreted as both a bold statement and an inviting question. ~ Glenn Fajardo, co-curator, TEDxPeacePlaza

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.

District Five Recovery: LONDON CALLING – “You think I give a fuck about a Willie Brown at the end of the day?”

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

All Hail London Breed:

You think I give a fuck about a Willie Brown at the end of the day when it comes to my community and the shit that people like Rose Pak and Willie Brown continue to do and try to controls things.  They don’t fucking control me – you go ask them why wouldn’t you support London because she don’t do what the hell I tell her to do.  I don’t do what no motherfucking body tells me to do.”

Hey, you think maybe she’s watchedYouTube, just a little?

(Hey, you know, the two times when Mayor Ed Lee did a little independent thinking since Willie Brown and Rose Pak got him appointed Mayor are when he appointed the fairly stupid Christina Olague to replace Ross Mirkarimi and when he advocated for the complete non-starter “stop and frisk program.”Perhaps he should just do what he’s told 100% of the time instead of 90% of the time?)

In any event, HERE COMES LONDON BREED:

And her boosters, including Renel in the Morning:

Kamala Harris, California Attorney General*
Rachel Norton, San Francisco Board of Education Member*
Netsanet Alemayehu, Fillmore Small Business Owner & Resident
Jarie Bolander, Past-President, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association*
Gwyneth Borden, Commissioner, San Francisco Planning Commission*
Kimberly Brandon, Commissioner, San Francisco Port Commission*
Raven Brooks, Executive Director, Netroots Nation*
Reverend Amos Brown, Pastor, Third Baptist Church*
Juan Cerda, Board Member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club*
Francee Covington, former SFRA Commissioner* & Hayes Valley resident*
Sheryl Davis, Director, Mo Magic*
David Dupree, Member, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association*
Roma Guy, Co-founder, The Women’s Building*
Margot Frey, Board Member, Alamo Square Neighborhood Association*
Melonie Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Melorra Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Richard Hashimoto, President, Japantown Merchants Association*
Andrea Jadwin, Co-President, Inner Sunset Neighborhood Association*
Mike Kim, former President, San Francisco Young Democrats*
Ted Loewenberg, President, Haight Ashbury Improvement Association*
Dr. Joseph Marshall, San Francisco Police Commission*
Larry Mazzola, Sr., Business Manager, UA Local 38
Larry Mazzola, Jr., President, Asst. Business Manager, UA Local 38
Renel Brooks-Moon, Broadcaster*
Sandy Mori, Senior Service Advocate
Thomas P. O’Connor, President, San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798*
Lateefah Simon, former Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights*
Karen Weinstein, former Chair, Women’s Caucus of the CA Democratic Party*
Brenda Wright, Commissioner, San Francisco Retirement Commission*
Plumbers and Pipefitters, UA Local 38

Now, myself, I voted for John Rizzo.

But that’s just me.

Oh My! Kamala Harris and London Breed Both Oppose District Five’s Accidental Supervisor Christina Olague, a Sellout Progressive

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and future District 5 Supervisor London Breed: Whoa!

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Until London Breed takes over, District 5 will have to make do with Sellout Supervisor Christina Olague.

Uh, what has the Sellout Supervisor done lately, you know, asides from running the bogus Run Ed Run campaign for Ed Lee and then getting appointed by Ed Lee?

It looks like she spends time defending her decision to sell out and doing what Ed Lee tells her to do.

Is Christina Olague the stupidest Supervisor since, I don’t know, Michela Alioto Pier? It sure looks that way, so far.

Let’s let her articulate herself:

“…begins a conversation.

it’s just time to have a conversation about it.

So I think there needs to be a conversation

I think it starts a conversation

I’m willing to start the conversation

then it can start the conversation.

So I think the conversation will start”

Why would you make the same fucking point the same fucking way seven times in two minutes? I mean, unless you’re on meth or something.

Moving on…

Mmmm, let’s see here, when’s the last time a sitting San Francisco Supervisor lost election?

That’s right, it was just after the last time a Latina got appointed to the Board. Remember?

Anyway, here’s a partial list of the people who don’t approve of Christina Olague being the Sellout Supervisor:

Kamala Harris, California Attorney General*
Rachel Norton, San Francisco Board of Education Member*
Netsanet Alemayehu, Fillmore Small Business Owner & Resident
Jarie Bolander, Past-President, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association*
Gwyneth Borden, Commissioner, San Francisco Planning Commission*
Kimberly Brandon, Commissioner, San Francisco Port Commission*
Raven Brooks, Executive Director, Netroots Nation*
Reverend Amos Brown, Pastor, Third Baptist Church*
Juan Cerda, Board Member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club*
Francee Covington, former SFRA Commissioner* & Hayes Valley resident*
Sheryl Davis, Director, Mo Magic*
David Dupree, Member, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association*
Roma Guy, Co-founder, The Women’s Building*
Margot Frey, Board Member, Alamo Square Neighborhood Association*
Melonie Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Melorra Green, Member, Lower Haight Merchants & Neighborhood Association*
Richard Hashimoto, President, Japantown Merchants Association*
Andrea Jadwin, Co-President, Inner Sunset Neighborhood Association*
Mike Kim, former President, San Francisco Young Democrats*
Ted Loewenberg, President, Haight Ashbury Improvement Association*
Dr. Joseph Marshall, San Francisco Police Commission*
Larry Mazzola, Sr., Business Manager, UA Local 38
Larry Mazzola, Jr., President, Asst. Business Manager, UA Local 38
Renel Brooks-Moon, Broadcaster*
Sandy Mori, Senior Service Advocate
Thomas P. O’Connor, President, San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798*
Lateefah Simon, former Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights*
Karen Weinstein, former Chair, Women’s Caucus of the CA Democratic Party*
Brenda Wright, Commissioner, San Francisco Retirement Commission*
Plumbers and Pipefitters, UA Local 38

And what’s the response? This is just about the only thing she’s done so far. (Note which district the Gold Dust Lounge isn’t in.)

Anyway, Christina Olague will have trouble winning election this autumn.