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Vote your Conscience

David Curtis speaking from Lucas Valley, CA

David Curtis, former Green party (GRN) candidate for both Secretary of State, CA 2014, and Governor of Nevada 2010, discusses the mainstream media blind spot for Green party presidential candidates in general, and now Howie Hawkins, the presumed GRN nominee in the 2020 election season.

Most of the media focus has been on voter reactions to Trump’s constant, divisive rhetoric, and the lack of excitement for Biden in the wake of Sanders dropping out of the race.

Third party candidates are almost never reported on in any depth by American media, When they are mentioned, it is often as a hit piece that is funded by either DEM operatives or GOP operatives, (or their advertisers) wishing to injure third parties or divert voters from the duopoly party.

Recorded today in his Lucas Valley, CA studio.

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David Curtis: Who enables Fox News?

So I have to admit that I don’t actually watch Fox New. (I don’t watch MSNBC either)

But I see it, excerpts from it, in the Twitter feed. So I got a little bit curious, what is maintaining that thing and, it looks like Disney made some deal to purchase Fox, but it apparently didn’t include the news outlet so, the quote unquote news outlet continues.

And it’s in a physical place, they are headquartered in New York, in the Rockefeller Center, which appears to be managed by a global real estate firm, a pretentious Canadian firm Ivanhoe (Cambridge). So I reached out to them in an email and said: Hey maybe it’s not the best idea to be working with Fox News given they are a propagandist for the Republican party masquerading as a news outlet…so they kind of snootily responded that they are a “global real estate entity and they don’t engage in political debate”

So I figured oh: Who owns that place? And it appears, three, that there are entities, and one, you know, Rockefeller Center is owned, it’s global (hideous things), and one of them is Mitsubishi Estate, so and I looked at their balance sheet and they have a shit load of money, so anyway, so there is no obvious way to communicate with whatever that is, Mitsubishi Estate. There is a person that is positioned at the top of that structure, uh, what he exactly does is not immediately evident.

It would be interesting to engage with those entities and make the argument that historically its not going to work out so well if they continue to enable propaganda that benefits the, I guess, it is corporate fascism? I don’t know. It’s basically corporate fascism, Zionist corporate fascist people who think that if they go to this “magical place” they will be rewarded in the after life. Um, so there we go.

(end transcript)

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Boycott Mitsubishi Estate

Mitsubishi Estate owns the property in New York where Fox News is headquartered.
Fox News has been criticized for maintaining a propaganda apparatus in support of the Republican party messaging.

They are doing harm to the American public by producing content that is putting all of us at greater risk to the Covid-19 pandemic. They routinely feature individuals who mock the proven protective measures of mask wearing and social distancing.
Today, as I write this, the US just experienced the worst day of Covid-19 outbreaks of the entire pandemic. I believe this situation has been made worse by the Trump administration and its enablers such as Fox News.

Knowingly allowing space to Fox News discredits Mitsubishi.

I ask all Americans to consider boycotting Mitsubishi Estate and refuse service and space to Fox News.

A show of solidarity with the people against a known propaganda outlet might help get better information to us all.


Best regards.

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Update: Email to Ivanhoe Cambridge

to Nathalie Palladitcheff, Ivanhoe Cambridge

Hello, I am just learning that I believe your company manages the property in New York where Fox News is headquartered.
You perhaps are aware that Fox News has been criticized for maintaining a propaganda apparatus in support of the Republican party messaging.
I think they are doing harm to the American public by producing content that is putting all of us at greater risk to the Covid-19 pandemic. They routinely feature individuals who mock the proven protective measures of mask wearing and social distancing.
Today, as I write this, the US just experienced the worst day of Covid-19 outbreaks of the entire pandemic. I believe this situation has been made worse by the Trump administration and its enablers such as Fox News.
Knowingly allowing space to Fox News also discredits your organization.

I ask you to consider refusing service and space to Fox News, in hopes that a show of solidarity with the people against a known propaganda outlet might help get better information to us all.
Best regards.


David Curtis

principal, dc_us

+Affaires publiques Ivanhoé Cambridge Public AffairsJun 25, 2020, 5:26 PM (20 hours ago)
Dear Mr. Curtis, Thank you for your message, which we believe has also been sent to our CEO directly. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Best regards.
David Curtis <apparatuslv@gmail.com>Jun 25, 2020, 5:56 PM (20 hours ago)
to +Affaires

Thank you.

+Affaires publiques Ivanhoé Cambridge Public Affairs1:44 PM (23 minutes ago)
Dear Mr. Curtis, Thank you for your email. Please note that Ivanhoe Cambridge is a global real estate company and does not engage in political debate. Kind regards
David Curtis2:03 PM (4 minutes ago)
By entering into financial agreements with known propagandists, Ivanhoe Cambridge has already entered the debate.
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Protest at SF Mission Police Station

I participated in a peaceful protest with thousands of people in the SF Mission. We stood in front of the police station. SF had not yet lifted the 8pm curfew. When 8pm came some of the protesters announced they were leaving peacefully. About a tenth of the protesters remained after curfew. I did not witness any violence. There was a moment when someone threw a bottle of water down from an upstairs window or rooftop of one of the buildings immediately north of the police station. A man in the crowd picked up the bottle while others urged protesters to remain peaceful. I stood at the steel barricade past curfew. I wore a black skate helmet and heavy gloves. A 23 year old woman spoke at length to the officers. She told them it was their fault we had to be out there. That she just wanted to be living her life in peace.
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Bring them to Justice (update 6/4/2020)

Thank you, to the people of Oakland. In solidarity with the people of Minneapolis.

I received word yesterday that the four former police officers have all been charged for their roles in the death of George Floyd.

I was with you at a barricade last night (May 30th) in Oakland at 14th Street, just East of City Hall. After we complied with the police demand that we “move back”, in the street, the police THEN shot at us with a tear gas canister. We held our position and I pretty much wanted to rip the cops fucking head off at that point. But I kept my shit together. Thankfully, one of the protestors was able to cover the tear gas canister with some traffic cones and water.

I would like to express my thanks also to the people of Minneapolis.

The police failed you, by allowing an officer to violate his oath, by committing a public execution of George Floyd.

To add insult, rather than immediately arresting the offending officer, his employment was terminated, and reports indicate he is at a residential location surrounded by police officers. Reports are he is in custody today.

The other offending officers must be brought to justice.

The officers who were adjacent to him during the crime are complicit.

Those officers must also be brought to justice.

The precinct that houses the offending officers must be brought to justice.

No peace exists until the officers are brought to justice.

David Curtis

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Cliffs Happen

We get quarterly reports from this investment advisor.

I notice the cliffs happen to coincide with significant life events.

Immediately after some of the most important events in my life, big cliffs happen.

The cliffs happen on average at 12 year intervals.

One indication a cliff is imminent: In architecture we start seeing projects being proposed that “don’t pencil out”.

Super tall buildings are an indication.

Another indication is the % of bad debt in a population.

Another is we start to see people in really important positions who clearly have no idea what they are doing…

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I don’t like Mondays

The global daily Covid-19 death rate is basically flat, global new cases rate is still increasing. States must not reopen. Any state reopening is an enemy of the people. We have lost 345K humans and we are not yet halfway through this.

This is the Monday where we say thanks for all the dead people who out of desperation and manipulation died needlessly for corrupt governments. Thanks. But you can’t read this, because you are all dead. So it is really to control the living people.

PS: Don’t buy Google Ads. Google is the devil. 666

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Ode to 3 dead moths

Ode to three dead moths by David Curtis 2020

If you come back

If you live again

I hope your next existence

has more dignity

the three of you

I want the Universe

to provide another chance

for you

Than floating

in that urine

in this rest stop

during a pandemic

© David Curtis 2020

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America, I’m not that in to you.

In Marin, the Republic of California, April 16, 2020.

Declaration of the Republic of California,

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which Laws of Nature provide, a respect to the opinions of humankind requires that they should declare the cause which impels them to the separation.

We hold this to be self-evident, that all humans are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among us, deriving just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that humankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present US president(s) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over us. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

The US President has violated his oath by allowing thousands of humans to perish needlessly from a global pandemic, he directly avoided taking immediate, clear and obvious actions.

When steps were taken by the US Congress to remove him. A partisan, corrupt Chief Justice of the Supreme Court failed to act.

POTUS has lied repeatedly to the American people and has cost lives.

POTUS was installed by agents of organized crime families.

POTUS has been compromised by agents of foreign and domestic actors.

The US Congress has been compromised by the same agents.

I, therefore, appeal to the peoples of the world for the rectitude of my intentions, do, as a free human, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the United States government, and that all political connection between them and the United States, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, we have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

David Curtis, the Republic of California


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Pandemic Will Likely Worsen Through June 1. Update 5/6/2020 8:01pm PST

A Servpro worker takes off protective gear after working on deep cleaning the Life Care Center of Kirkland, a long-term care facility linked to several confirmed coronavirus cases, in Kirkland, Washington, U.S. March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

5/6/2020: The curve has not indicated any downward trend yet.

5/4/2020 WaPo & NYTimes reports based on a leaked “draft government report” show bad case scenarios that WH has not presented: “200,000 new cases per day by June 1” Based on this scenario, and publicly sourced graphs, we could see deaths in the seven figures in the US alone. We will, with 100% certainty, see deaths in six figures in the US alone.

NEW: Los Angeles estimated roughly 4% of the county has antibodies for coronavirus. That indicates some 220,000 – 442,000 people in L.A. may have been infected. –>55x what current numbers indicate.

Reminder: total confirmed cases in entire U.S. now is at 800,000.

Update: dc_us analyst suggests the pandemic is likely an intentional act. The DEM/GOP leadership seems likely complicit in that they did not prepare for this.

4/17/2020 A study released from Stanford University suggests the number of cases could be 40 times higher than current official reports.

SF Chronicle reports today a study indicates there may be reason to suspect the current official numbers are off by a factor of 10 or more. It is apparent even from the public data the pandemic will continue for a minimum of four months.

Official word is to expect a resurgence of the virus next year.

It seems unclear if the pandemic was intentionally launched. It is certain it is being intentionally exploited. We suspect it was initiated or at minimum anticipated by private/public actions.

Note: This opinion is based on private independent intelligence source(s).

Entities are using chaos technique to disrupt competitors as they gather market resources. This is part of a 100 year strategy to maintain best positions before the bigger less controllable collapses. This has been a clear global pattern since at least late 2000.

David Curtis, reporting for dc_us

Recent (this quarter) actions directly align with a futurist manifesto that was published in 2009. (The Next 100 years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman)

Previously:

I ( ) contacted Senator Harris and requested the government publish accurate estimates regarding coronavirus impacts. It seems mission critical that first responders have accurate estimates. The estimates originating from the WH conflict with all public data. DC

WH indicates they consider 100,000 to 200,000 deaths best case, public data suggests worst case could be 3-6 million deaths.

There is no reason to accept the WH numbers as valid at this point unless they can provide the data that support them. All public data available to us suggests 100,000 to 200,000 deaths does not align with any current data nor projections. David Curtis for dc_us 2020

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Desert Concrete by dc_us

Concrete veneer of an existing stone retaining wall based on FLW’s desert concrete

“I wanted to make the existing stone wall more planer by adding concrete veneer. I also wanted some of the existing stones to be visible to show the original construction, so the contractor came up with the technique of attaching wadded paper to the form boards so apertures were cast into the finish surface.” dc

We collaborated with Beth LaDove on the paving and landscaping design.
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Crops from Paris & other

Circulation within tower leg, Eiffel Tower. iPhone pic by dc

…we walked up one of the staircases to the first viewing platform. I recall writing years ago about the replica tower in LV and how it has tube structure within its lattice work that reduces the amount of negative space pushing through the structure.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, iPhone pic by dc

The decision to go with glass has eliminated the oil canning issues present in some of Gehry’s sheet metal clad iconic works. It also allows the ample structure that accomplishes these shapes to be in the foreground. The night before I had gone through the sequence of gesture sketches in the documentation of a book on the Guggenheim in Bilbao.

iPhone pic by dc
iPhone pic by dc

Budapest: the many occurrences of missing stone veneer, usually revealing concrete structure with various globs of perhaps mortar, sometimes worn ends of spray foam. Frequent signs for “Escape Rooms”. A taxi driver points to a building where the KGB operated. Frequent branding of “New York”…on hamburgers, cafe, t-shirts. Something about the elevator door reluctantly closes. Blue and white interiors. A tv in the kitchen/dining room/couch area. I have no memory of the sleeping rooms.

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Rem Koolhaas, but he was Latino

image sample, the Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

Rem Koolhaas, but he was Latino, sat next to me on the jury.

(Discussing the project)

He had a robotic torso.

(It) looked like a bicycle frame.

I could see electrical wires that replaced his spinal cord.

I couldn’t help asking him about it.

(He said): The doctors told me it was possible…but you don’t want it.

© David Curtis 2015

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Aldous Harding, Designer

iPhone pic by author

Aldous Harding visited SF last night for one of the precious US dates on her current tour in support of her album Designer.

She plays in Los Angeles tomorrow to another sold out show.

My wife and I made the mistake of lingering on a sofa near the merchandise table during the opening act. So despite the small venue, I was further from the musicians than I wanted to be once Aldous began. But the sound was wonderful. I kept looking over to the sound man to see him enjoying it as much as I was.

I did get to see Aldous before the show, as she was heading out to the front of the club twice. She had a look one has when trying not to forget something or perhaps when one’s mind is elsewhere.

Most of the songs were from the new album.

Weight of the planets diagnoses someone inaccessible due to imagined or real duty.

The mildly threatening lyrics of Treasure .

I think there was at least one song from the Party album.

The encore was a cover of Gerry Rafferty – Right Down the Line. Sung slowly as if by a quiet Kate Bush.

It ended too soon. I wanted to volunteer for the tour (as is often the case) but dutifully went home to my family.

A package containing Designer on vinyl was waiting when I got home on the dining room table. I’ve listened to it four times so far today. Five.

https://www.aldousharding.com/

DC 4/23/2019

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WeAreDixie has a problem

Absent any coherent argument in defense of the civil war era chosen label: “Dixie”, WeAreDixie has waged an anonymous personal attack campaign on multiple specific individuals in our community.

One member of WeAreDixie, Paul Brunell, asks nearly everyone within hearing range: “Do you think I am a racist?” I have met no other individual in 54 years who does that. I am not a mental health therapist, but I hope he considers seeking help for the benefit of our community.

Mr Brunell is now costing us valuable time reviewing his multiple defamatory online posts with our attorneys to decide a best course of response to his lunacy.

“WeAreDixie” literally means: the people think they are Dixie. They think a re-branding exercise is a criticism of them personally. They make a mistake beginning architecture students sometimes make. Criticism of a word is not criticism of them.

The known members of WeAreDixie:

Victor Reizman, Paul Brunell, Martin Slavin, Karen Schellenberg, Jessica Freilich, Isabelle Finney, Frank Ridley, Ron McGinnis, Richard Wenzel, Maxine McGinnis, Armand Pantaleon, Renee Adelmann

(per public comment record)

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Penalty flags + ctrl freaks + ‘bot filter settings. Update 5/6/2020

meme by anon user account (that isn’t my body)

A dominant paradigm of “Judeo-Christian” norm supplanted on “natives”.

A list poem describing DC’s attempts to thwart algorithm + censors.

DC has been censored/defamed on the websites: Archinect, Facebook, GPCA, GPNV, GPUS, Nextdoor, Sacramento Press Club, and theBradBlog.

Archinect deleted my user account.

Nextdoor deleted my user account.

The MarinIJ allows anon user accounts to defame people in the comment sections and also has a ‘bot language filter that censors specific words.

Twitter locked my account for 12hrs for Tweeting: Separation of Church and State. “Die soon so you can see Jesus faster?” at Minority Leader Collins

Recent subject words, phrases, and/or devices:

“anon user account”

“architect” as used by states

“Are you calling me a racist?”

(anon) “bitches” (gender not determined)

“chimpanzee WH webcam 24/7”

“Christian land-grabbing motherf-ers”

“cispeople are garbage” -A Shantz

“compliant Indians”

“developer”

“Dixie”

the “f” word

“hate crime”

“hate speech”

“I.C.E.”

“industry” (various)

“Label”

“Labeler”

“masturbation”

“migratory”

“negro friends”

“online porn”

“orangutan WH webcam 24/7”

variations of the term “pig fucking”

“priest”

“professional” as an attempt to moderate

“race traitor”

“real estate industry”

repetition (as a device)

“retard”

“Slavic wife” -Isabelle Bax Finney

“Spray RoundUp on the neighbors”

“Should”

“uterus”

“vagina”

“virtue signaling”

“white supremacists”

©2019 David Curtis

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Sasha Grey, Neu Sex signing

Sasha Grey, Neu Sex book signing at Martha Otero 5 May 2011 It’s difficult to imagine a more appropriate or intimate setting for this signing: Correct neighborhood, residential scale, eye level hedges, serious door man…

Inside, three, smallish white rooms, share a continuous gabled ceiling,

a small crooked line of interested humans, wait for autographed books from the artist, Sasha Grey.

I glance around the room, but the cueing takes precedence, I get in line.

Peripheral vision and hearing realizes it is her

or something like her, in a black full-length dress.

I’m having difficulty focusing due to the heat and humidity, compounded by the gallery lights. It’s 90 degrees F. in West Hollywood today. Then I actually look at her.

Until now she has been a series of virtual images. So it is a bit odd to compare both printed photos with a live human, without really getting a good look at either.

But this is a book signing. I wait my turn.

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Nearer the table I blurt: “Do you take plastic? Checks?” Agent: “No, cash only.” DC: “How much are the books?” Agent: “$40” DC: (to guard) “Is there an ATM nearby?” Guard: “I don’t know, around the corner, at the gas station, down Melrose, there’s a (bank name) across the street” (I leave for 15 minutes then return) DC: “I would like to buy one book, please.” Agent: (takes cash, slides book to SG) SG: “Hello, what is your name?” DC: “Hello…David…I am envious of your book.” SG: “Oh, (writing) I think I messed up your name.” DC: “That’s OK, I need a new name anyway.” SG: (laughs) DC: “Are you happy with how the book turned out? (I haven’t seen it yet)” SG: “Yes” DC: “Is this wall (painted wall behind SG) part of the show?” SG: “Yes, it’s by the artist James Jean” DC: “Jeans?” SG: “Jean, he did the paintings of me in the other room.” DC: “Are you still looking to hire a photo assistant?” SG: “Eventually.” DC: “I’m from LV, I’m sharing some space in Holsum with some people, an architect, an art director and some artists/representatives. Las Vegas has about 25% vacancy now in commercial so there are some deals. (DC hands SG a card) Well, thank you. Congratulations on the show.” SG: “Thank you.”

(dead link to Martha Otero website)

I should perhaps discuss the actual work being shown at some point. The photographs are self-described obsessive documentation of the artist during her porn mode. She documents behind the scenes intimate moments existing separate from the scenes viewers are likely to consume in the porn films…cleaning up what looks to be vomit off the floor… a funny face in between shots. In her book she observes that “men are incredibly insecure when it comes to their sexuality”.

There is a central piece on the main gallery wall, milky white with grayish impressionist solo figure. I keep revisiting it for some reason.

To the left, a multi-colored work with a carnival theme insists repeated views.

I’m glad to see the works on walls but perhaps happier they exist now in a book to be revisited, and to have visual confirmation that the artist is flesh and blood.

David Curtis, 5 May 2011

SG at signing, video by DC
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Guggenheim Forensic

I visited the corpse

forensic annotations

of the Rem Koolhaas designed Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas over the (native american genocide) weekend.

I was a senior professional for the executive architect TSA of Nevada (the Stubbins Associates) in 2001.

The internal truss (fully clad, both sides in 1/2″ corten) was fully suspended from the underside of the hotel tower. It has been reconfigured, if not completely removed.

Retail shops have been inserted into what is left of the corten shell.

A Hugo Boss store at the north end features one of the remaining exposed corten partitions. The remnant of the stone fireplace from the previous VIP lounge remains, a feature element in the new store.

On the exterior, nearly the entire work has been obscured by vinyl supergraphics of celebrity chefs.

Near the porte cochere, some corten remains visible as does a sliver of window, the laminated glass pin at the partition foot. The former, full height sliding glass and steel door is visible. A smaller, perhaps exit door has been cut in to it.

The (3) former rotating display walls are gone.

Vestige end display cases of glass occupy what would have been the ends of the rotating walls when paused in the East West direction.

One of the cases features a head shot of Grace Hartzel, perhaps a highlight of the remodeled interior.

On a positive note: The removal of the fully suspended East truss partition likely avoids an eventual structural collapse that the corten might have enabled. See also: rust is a thing.

And no, I did not work on this remodel.

I worked on the former museum from schematic design through construction admin. I flew to Rotterdam to provide assistance during the completion of the construction documents. I sketched all the roof details on the plane in pencil. I still have them.

I also served as a Gallery Educator for the Museum under Anita Getzler.

© David Curtis 2018