May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you and the pure light within you, guide your way on "~Incredible String Band

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Computer Down....

Just a quick note to let you all know that Moss, Sage ,myself and the flock are all alive and well. We have received a few emails inquiring about our well being and asking why I have not posted in a few weeks. There are a few reasons....

The most important being that Casper, that mischevious goffins cockatoo of ours has suceeded in chewing through the computer cord which in turn shorted out the computer and fried the motherboard ! This has resulted in us being temporarily computerless as we scrape together some funds for a new computer. At present I am on a borrowed computer ( borrowed as in for a few minutes to write this update). We hope to have a new or rather, refurbished computer within the next the next week.


Long time readers of this blog may have noticed that my posts do tend to be rather infrequent, although I try to post at least once a month. My philosophy of blogging emphasises quality over quantity. Instead of countless entries filled with meaningless dribble about what I had for breakfast or what movie I watched last night, I prefer instead to wait until I feel really inspired and have something to say. There seems to be a necesary waiting time between each post to allow myself to sufficently fill up with inspiration, before I once again purge myself for all the world to read here on this blog.

Anyway, Moss and I have finally fixed our solar electric system and are currently packing the bus in preperation for our maiden voyage as a new family. Our plans, if you can call them that, are to "go north", eventually ending up in Oregon at some point to visit with some dear friends, introduce them to Sage and check out an intentional communitry as a potential homebase for us. How nice would be to have a place to settle for a few months out of the year !

This week was full of excitement for us ,LOL..... Moss was in front of a store that will herefore go unamed (due to a pending lawsuit ), gathering signatures for a california initiative, and the store called the police. This lead to him being arrested for refusal to leave and tresspassing . He refused to leave because it is his constitutional right to gather signatures on state initiatives any place that is open to the public. This is interperted by the court to mean in front of any store that is in a shopping plaza connected by a sidewalk to surroundng stores. Moss sat in jail for a day until I was able to bail him out. The good news is we now are looking for a lawyer, and already spoke to one who believes we have a very good case against the store ( although he does not take civil cases anymore ) and can sue them for violating Moss's civil rights. A friend of ours who was petitioning in Washington at this same store and arrested for it, recently received a large compensation . The thing is, Moss tried to tell them, he wanted anything BUT to get arrested . He kept telling them to call the city attorney. This usually works because the city attorney informs the ignorant officers of the little known law and we are released. He tried showing them the papers he had outlining the various court cases supporting this law, and still they did not listen. They never even read him his rights. Luckily there was a lady nearby who works for an attorney and saw the whole thing. In fact, she tried to explain to the officers the law also, but to know avail. As Moss was being put into the cop car she gave him her number and said she will testify.


He goes to court on Sept 17th at which point he will plead not guilty and we will proceed with the lawsuit. If all goes we'll be able to sue this obnoxious store BIGTIME.......







9 comments:

teachingislife said...

Yay! Thank you for posting-despite the difficulty! Glad to see all is well. Sage is even more beautiful than she was a few weeks ago. I love seeing your two "works of art" next to each other...it warms my heart. Oh, and please carry on with the lawsuit-whatever it takes. Hold those jerks accountable.

Zanna, Rasta Wombman said...

Never fear -- your pixie fans prefer inspiration to desperation! Happy to hear that a computer is forthcoming -- the darned things! So much like a car -- a necessary evil!

Sage obviously lives up to her name -- she has deep wisdom behind those eyes!

It's always a pleasure to hear how your fledgling family is doing. Keep up the good work!

Lucy said...

If you will listen to a piece of advice- don't sue the company, nothing good ever comes from taking revenge, even if it does feel bloody good at the time :P. All it creates is animosity from both sides. You'll reap bigger rewards in the long run if you just let it go..

Wishing you all the best

Lucy

Fey said...

Holy DOODLE!!!!! Well, I'd say you guys have your hands and time rather full right now! :) Sage is just beautiful. Bummer that Moss got arrested, but I guess all things happen for a reason, so, hopefully there is a bright and positive side to this! :) Blog when you can! I love hearing your stories. :)
peace, beauty, love and light,
Fey from TRIBE.

Moss and Pixie said...

Lucy,
I do appreciate your advice, but I have to say, I see things a bit differently.

This is not about revenge at all, this is about justice. I did not go into the details of what happened but Moss was horribly mistreated and his civil rights were violated in an extreme way by both the store and the officers. If you only knew the half of it. This particular company has been warned on several ocasions, even this particular store in fact. Whats more is the LA police dept knows what the law is in this regard. It is a corrupt dept. I personnaly spoke with the captain who admitted that his officers and the store in question were in the wrong and that we had every right to be there. This store needs to be held accountable and reprimands do not work. The only thing they understand is lawsuits and money. So we plan to hit em where it hurts..in the pocket book..

beadbabe49 said...

Thanks so much for the update...I was beginning to wonder what had happened.
When you do make it to Oregon, we're at the coast and would love to meet you all.

teachingislife said...

Pixie- I agree with you about the difference between justice and revenge. ...Only the courts can help us to defend our constitution.As a citizen, I thank you for "fighting."

Anonymous said...

Well I still hope you don't, but I wish you well in whichever path you take :)

Ashley said...

They actually don't have to read him his rights unless they plan to question him. Reading rights upon arrest is a TV drama misconception. Sucks that they did that. Cool blog.