NOT JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE BEACH -
BSC, CA – Before we get back to 'the rest of the story' as the tagline goes and the guy in the hammock, the AT&T workers went back to work on Monday, organizer [name withheld by reporter] said. But the real issue is more complicated than the boots on the ground know. The money angle of Mama Bell making $1,000,000,000 profit a quarter , the CEO taking home $27M, and the parent company outsourcing outlets to stand-alone owners [to compete with Boost Mobile, CREDO, and Metro PCS] may be the reasons their 'shop steward' told them because that's what he was told, but like the hosing all the Bernie Sanders SEIU fans got with the BLM infiltration/hijacking, it ain't what it seems.
The real reason for Ma Bell's bullish attitude toward the young workers who build and maintain the mobile side of AT&T is because as you read this, a bill is speeding through the sellouts of Sacramento to affix a mini cell tower on every light pole, every neighborhood to eliminate 99% of the mobile workforce employed now. Imagine living inside a bug zapper, but they will say 'there's no problem.' [Were the days not shortened, no flesh would survive.] This is the other reason you haven't and won't be hearing this news in the Establishment media.
So far there is no word about the lawmakers in the other 35 states facing AT&T sharecropping. So what can you or I do about this bullshit? You can write letters, do 'honk 'n' waves with signs, or meet in churches, but the real power starts at the grassroots level: the local city council. First research the bill number, attend the next council meeting and use the public speaker 2-3 minutes to sound the alarm. There's always going to be a street corner to stand on.
Now back to the dude in the hammock, why everyone became so fond of him and how he fit in, also more pics of the strikers, all after the jump.
Everyone involved with the causes that I've covered as a journalist has a back story. Steven or ' Steve' Huff is no exception. Waltzing in with shades, a skateboard, and cell phone in hand [see Part 1, All's Faire...], Steve joined the table crew like an old hand. Turned out, this wasn't his first rodeo. Starting out as a freelance photographer until a rogue wave ended that life pursuit, Steve was one of the early voices shouting, "Look! Up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane, those are chem trails, not contrails."
Steve later came across the cell phone radiation crew using the meter to measure energy output from such devices as phones, ambient output from cell towers, etc, and the smart meter group protesters. At that time Steven had done some early energy counter neutralization using Tesla-like formulation logic, and it worked reducing 2000 nano-rads [or whatever the term is that is used] to 800 on the meter. It also turned out that Steve knows Raj [end], a fellow protestor against GMOs pictured below when we met Dr. Seralini, the French scientist who proved GMOs grow cancerous tumors in rats.
Though John had never met Steve, the connection made was instant. And visa versa. A mention of names from me brought a big smile to each activist, respectively. But the clincher for me was the co-star of Memories of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, cannabis. Steve works marketing a cannabis spray that stops cluster headaches, an illness his mother suffers from, in an instant. That and the fact that Steve lives at the beach!!
I met Groot's stand-in under crystal blue skies as they hadn't chem trailed us since May 11 and this was May 20th.
Over the course of the per-Memorial Day weekend Steve and I touched on a number of topics. Like with Dr. Alana Sills, research scientist [passive protocols], there was much commonality in the areas of theory and motive past the political arena. Way, way past.
In times when on my own, I was able to exist on the level of being not a tourist. I traveled around behind the main drags, glimpsing the hood and embracing the architecture of the beach town identity.
As our 2-day summit meeting of the minds came to a perfect ending and anticipated plans for a sequel meeting or event, we were running ahead of schedule when we rounded a corner, and well, this is where you came in, isn't it?
As I walked away from the strikers I reflected on the news and other events which have happened since I moved to Riverside. Was I starting to connect with spontaneous events along fixed points, and if so, was cannabis the cause as theorized in Memoirs?
Be here as we explore that question more fully in Why Them? - The question I was never asked is answered
(Have you guessed the one word clue in the previous story, Part 1? 'Mobile' is the clue, found in Mobile Money [ATM] and Mobility on the strike signs.- Ed)