Friday, February 25, 2005


To Becca, 11/08/04, the home will be naturally built, no concrete if i get my way. grey water system, and all that, of course. green growing things everywhere. a central room where people gather to sing songs and read poetry and work out mathematical formulas for how much the next baby's eyes will shine. no corporate or large institution funding, we think. a library. a constant flow of people who know and live and love and fight ever so peacefully against the opposite of knowing and living and loving. see its all very fluffy now, itll come together only over time and space.

Amy Guey-Sun Chen aimski@stanfordalumni.org, <amychen@gmail.com>
Becca ??
Dev Rana

Monday, November 22, 2004


America, America, American War Paar Da:

America, America, American War Paar Da
War, War, War, American War
American War Paar Da

America so free I am dying to see
Disneyland and Statue Liberty
Choose between Coca-Cola or Pepsi
Home made prison with colour TV

America so strong with nuclear bomb
Big one, small one and one long
Vietnam napalmed, Afghanistan bombed
America decide what is right what is wrong
America, AmericaÖ

America never sad, only go mad
Blame someone say the world is bad
First communist, then terrorist
If not this maybe some other list

America friends all over the world
Fanatics dictators and murderers
America so sad for the world to see
Bin Laden is paid to be an enemy

America, AmericaÖ

If you have might everything is right
While you bark, you also bite
Killing everyone best way to manage
Then tell your friends collateral damage

Saddam you scoundrel where are the weapons
These inspectors instead of eyes have buttons
Now weíll show how everyone is wrong
Saddam your belly is actually a bomb

America, AmericaÖ

America has a package for every country
First CIA, World Bank and MNC
If bribe donít work destroy the whole place
Put puppet regime with UN First Aid

We can see thru American tactics and tricks
Armament deals and oil politics
World War III no need to worry
God save us from American peace and liberty

America, America


Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle. The frog hopped into the princess's lap and said: "Sweet lady, I was once a handsome prince, until
an evil witch cast a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into the dapper young prince that I am. Then, we can marry and set up house in you castle where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and feel forever grateful and happy doing so." That night, dining on a repast of lightly sautéed
frogs' legs, the princess chuckled to herself and thought: I don't fucking think so.

Monday, March 01, 2004


"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say an uncommon-place thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles." ~ Jack Kerouac

"Few of us can surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that The State
has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be
internally denied." ~Arthur Miller

"Certainly nature seems to exult in abounding radicality, extremism, anarchy. If we were to judge nature by its common sense or likelihood, we wouldn'tbelieve the world existed... The whole creation is one lunatic fringe... No claims of any and all revelations could be so far-fetched as a single giraffe."-Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

I am too high born to be propertied
To be a secondary at control
Or useful serving man and instrument
To any sovereign state in the world.
-William Shakespeare, King John, 5.2, 79-82

Know all men by these presents that I, Henry Thoreau, do not wish to be regarded as a member of any incorporated society which I have not joined.
-Henry Thoreau, Civil Disobedience.

My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night
But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-
It gives a lovely light.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay,
(From Ages of Gaia by James Lovelock)

The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you don't listen to i t, you will never know what justice is.
-Howard Zinn's rough paraphasing of a statement he once heard (20th Century, People's History, H. Zinn)

"Today I see more clearly than yesterday that back of the problem of race and color, lies a greater problem
which both obscures and implements it: and that is the fact that so many civilized persons are willing to
live in comfort even if the price of this is poverty, ignorance and disease of the majority of their
fellowmen; that to maintain this privilege men have waged war until today war tends to become universal
and continuous."
--W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

"Caprice, independence and rebellion, which are opposed to the social order, are essential to the good
health of an ethnic group. We shall measure the good health of this group by the number of its delinquents.
Nothing is more immobilizing than the spirit of deference."
--Jean Dubuffet, French artist

People single me out for being an activist, but I always say
that the impulse is inborn - it just needs to be nurtured. It
starts when you're little, and you see some kids being unkind
to another kid on the bus. Maybe you do something. Maybe you
don't. But there was that little hint in your brain that
something was wrong, that you weren't comfortable with the

Throughout your life, you have the opportunity to learn from
that experience, to react to that little voice inside of you
that says something has crossed your moral bottom line, to
ignore what others are telling you to do and honor your
impulse. The very core of being an activist is being true to
yourself. - Susan Sarandon

"Remember that book I told you about the first sip is joy the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy."

Universal Invocation: Dr. Annie Besant, 1923 O Hidden Life, vibrant in every atom; O Hidden Light, shining in every creature; O Hidden Love, embracing all in Oneness; May all who feel themselves as one with Thee, Know they are therefore one with every other.

-- I am waiting
for the Age of Anxiety 
to drop dead 
and I am waiting 
for the war to be fought
which will make the world safe 
for anarchy
and I am waiting 
for the final withering away 
of all governments 
and I am perpetually awaiting 
a rebirth of wonder
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"We are not expendable. We are not flowers offered at the altar of profit and power. We are dancing flames committed to conquering darkness and to challenging those who threaten the planet and the magic and mystery of life."
-Rashida Bee, Bhopal chemical disaster survivor, receiving the Goldman Environmental Prize
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the worlds grief. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."
- the Talmud
"Almost anybody can learn to think or believe to know, but not asingle human being can be taught to feel.  Why?  Because whenever youthink or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: butthe moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best, nightand day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardestbattle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."excerpt from "A Poet's Advice" by e.e. cummings

"I perceive for the first time that even in this beloved passage thesadness is merely the shadow of a cloud. This sadness is nothing butthe gentle music of passing things, and without it, whatever isbeautiful does not touch us. It is without pain. I take it with me onmy journey, and i feel contented as i step briskly farther up themountain path, the lake far below me, past a mill brook with chestnuttrees and a sleeping mill wheel, into the quiet blue day."hermann hesse--
Because, sometimes, merely refusing to stop cultivating anunquenchable lust for beauty and truth and orgasmic life is the most profound and important thing you can resolve to do. -mark morford

Monday, February 16, 2004


Founded in 1986 by Thomas Steyer, (goldman sachs? morgan stanley), yale graduate, stanford bus school board
risk arb
Deutsche bank, advises F.

Friday, December 19, 2003

defense contractrors 

Top 20 Bay Area Contractors to the Department of Defense
Rank: Company: Total 2002 Contracts
1. Lockheed Martin Corporation: $903,052,967
2. Bechtel National, Inc.: $142,856,121
3. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp: $52,906,302
4. Nova Group, Inc.: $34,625,716
5. Environmental Chemical Corp: $34,489,357
6. United Defense, L P: $33,769,357
7. Sri International $31,718,170
8. Innovative Technical Solutions $20,255,001
9. Goodrich Corporation $16,116,982
10. Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics $15,706,813
11. Communications & Power Industries $13,015,556
12. Nova Group, Inc. $11,720,000
13. Titan Systems Corporation $10,834,604
14. Actus Lend Lease, Llc $10,300,760
15. Edo Reconnaissance And Surveillanc $9,754,137
16. Agbayani Const Corp $7,631,951
17. Dutra Dredging Co, Inc. $7,000,000
18. Shaw Environmental & Infrastru: $6,568,413
19. The Regents Of The University: $6,101,759
20. Trimble Navigation Limited, Inc: $5,883,456
Total Value of All Bay Area Military Contracts for 2002: $4.1 BILLION
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, March 23, 2003;

cafe resume 

Employment Experience:

Original Sin (Vegetarian Mediterranean Restaurant)
May - September 1999

Moonbeans Cafe
Stanford, California
November 2000 ®¢ April 2002 (not including summer 2001)

Research Assistant
for Professor Rethy Chhem, National University of Singapore
June - September 2001

Coffee House
Stanford, California
January ®¢ April 2003

Research Assistant
for Ian Irwin, Aryx Inc.
Palo Alto, California
April 2003 - current

Bay Leaf Cafe
520 Ramona
Palo Alto, California
September-December 2003

Stanford University, Stanford, California
Bachelor of Arts, Drama
Expected graduation date: December, 2003

Recieved the Sharifa Odega Award for work in social issues, June 2003

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Lockheed misc compilation 

http://www.nolo.com (legal dictionary, etc)
(Lockheed SEC 10-k filing)
Matthew Stannard, reporter for chron, disputed novelty, sited tree-sitter
Higher Law:
"I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by
which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution."
-Thomas Jefferson, 1789, supporting 6th amendment against James Madison
War Profiteering:
"New Report Cites Insider-Dealing In the Rebuilding of Iraq
Watchdog Group Calls for Senate Investigation of War Profiteering"
The corporation reported 2002 sales of $26.6 billion

War profiteering:
$87 Billion supplemental bill (H.R. 3289 / S 1689)
  • war profiteering by major contractors like Halliburton, Bechtel, and Lockheed Martin, the New York-based World Policy Institute is releasing a new analysis that documents a rapid increase in military contracts flowing to these firms as a result of the U.S. interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan (see Table I, below for an analysis of the Pentagon's top 10 contractors for FY 2003, the most recent year for which full statistics are available).
  • websites 

    http://www.space4peace.org (for previous LM actions Sponsored by Global Network and San Jose Peace Center (408) 297-2299)
    http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/12/1448237 (American Dynasty: Fmr. Top Republican Strategist Discusses The Bush Family's Rise To Power Since WWI)
    http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/teafeb2004 (Transportation Enhancement Act)

    Monday, November 17, 2003

    1. Q: What percentage of the world's population does the U.S. have?
    A: 6%
    2. Q: What percentage of the world's wealth does the U.S. have?
    A: 50%
    3. Q: Which country has the largest oil reserves?
    A: Saudi Arabia
    4. Q: Which country has the second largest oil reserves?
    A: Iraq
    5. Q: How much is spent on military budgets a year worldwide?
    A: $900 billion
    6. Q: How much of this is spent by the U.S.?
    A: 50%
    7. Q: What percent of US military spending would
    ensure the essentials of life to everyone in the world, according the UN?
    A: 10% (that's about$40 billion, the amount of funding initially requested to fund our retaliatory attack on Afghanistan).
    8. Q: How many people have died in wars since World War II?
    A: 86 million
    9. Q: How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons?
    A: Since the early 1980's.
    10. Q: Did Iraq develop these chemical & biological weapons on their own?
    A: No, the materials and technology were supplied by the US government, along with Britain and private corporations.
    11. Q: Did the US government condemn the Iraqi use of gas warfare against Iran?
    A: No
    12. Q: How many people did Saddam Hussein kill using gas in the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988?
    A: 5,000
    13. Q: How many western countries condemned this action at the time?
    A: 0
    14. Q: How many gallons of agent Orange did America use in Vietnam?
    A: 17million.
    15. Q: Are there any proven links between Iraq and September 11th terrorist attack?
    A: No
    16. Q: What is the estimated number of civilian casualties in the Gulf War?
    A: 35,000
    17. Q: How many casualties did the Iraqi military inflict on the western forces during the Gulf War ?
    A: 0
    18. Q: How many retreating Iraqi soldiers were buried alive by U.S. tanks with ploughs mounted on the front?
    A: 6,000
    19. Q: How many tons of depleted uranium were left in Iraq and Kuwait after the Gulf War?
    A: 40 tons
    20. Q: What according to the UN was the increase in cancer rates in Iraq between 1991 and 1994?
    A: 700%
    21. Q: How much of Iraq's military capacity did America claim it had destroyed in 1991?
    A: 80%
    22. Q: Is there any proof that Iraq plans to use its weapons for anything other than deterrence and self defence?
    A: No
    23. Q: Does Iraq present more of a threat to world peace now than 10 years ago?
    A: No
    24. Q: How many civilian deaths has the Pentagon predicted in the event of an attack on Iraq in 2002/3?
    A: 10,000
    25. Q: What percentage of these will be children?
    A: Over 50%
    26. Q: How many years has the U.S. engaged in air strikes on Iraq?
    A: 11 years
    27. Q: Were the U.S and the UK at war with Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
    A: No
    28. Q: How many pounds of explosives were dropped on Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
    A: 20 million
    29. Q: How many years ago was UN Resolution 661 introduced, imposing strict sanctions on Iraq's imports and exports?
    A: 12 years
    30. Q: What was the child death rate in Iraq in 1989 (per 1,000 births)?
    A: 38
    31. Q: What was the estimated child death rate in Iraq in 1999 (per 1,000 births)?
    A: 131 (that's an increase of 345%)
    32. Q: How many Iraqis are estimated to have died by October 1999 as a result of UN sanctions?
    A: 1.5 million
    33. Q: How many Iraqi children are estimated to have died due to sanctions since 1997?
    A: 750,000
    34. Q: Did Saddam order the inspectors out of Iraq?
    A: No
    35. Q: How many inspections were there in November and December 1998?
    A: 300
    36. Q: How many of these inspections had problems?
    A: 5
    37. Q: Were the weapons inspectors allowed entry to the Baath Party HQ?
    A: Yes
    38. Q: Who said that by December 1998, "Iraq had in fact, been disarmed to a level unprecedented in modern history."
    A: Scott Ritter, UNSCOM chief.
    39. Q: In 1998 how much of Iraq's post 1991 capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction did the UN weapons inspectors claim to have discovered and dismantled?
    A: 90%
    40. Q: Is Iraq willing to allow the weapons inspectors back in ?
    A: Yes
    41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992?
    A: Over 65
    42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990?
    A: 30
    44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons?
    A: 8
    45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got?
    A: 0
    46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got?
    A: Over 10,000
    47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons?
    A: The US
    48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have?
    A: Over 400
    50. Q: Who said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"?
    A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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