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Joel Gayman

"Defeating neo-liberal corporate dominance; resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Permitting CA SSI recipients to qualify for fed. food stamps."

Los Angeles, CA, USA
male, age 69
single, 1 child
Speaks: Spanish - a "bisel", Yiddish - a bisel, German (read only), English
Joined Feb 14, 2011


 
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Groups Domestic Economic Abuse (D.E.A.), Moveon.org
Hometown Detroit, MI 
Homepage http://www.facebook.com/joel.gayman  
Birthday May 28, 1945  
Languages Spanish - a "bisel", Yiddish - a bisel, German (read only), English  
About Me Far too intelligent for my own good, compassionate, creative, energetic, universally curious, artistic, witty, semi-retired computer and political PR professional and ex-professor searching for a politically progressive, highly educated, artistic, semi-sultry female partner in crime, physical passion and human betterment. Motto: Do one thing each day that scares you! -- Elenore Roosevelt
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Pets I wish I had a dog  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Jewish (spiritual yet largely secular)  
Eating Habits Own gourmet cooking/peanut butter sand., Love all kinds of food  
Wild Fact About Me I was once a champion high-school wrestler. Before being co-opted by academia, I was a struggling graphic artist; print maker and editorial cartoonist. I was a sociology professor. I was raised as an Orthodox (though left-wing) Jew. Until I got to college, I hated school.
My Philosophy "I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex." - Bertrand Russell

"Do one thing every day that scares you!" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." - Bertrand Russel

"I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - This is a somewhat new kind of religion.” - Albert Einstein

"Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate."

- Bertrand Russell


“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” - Albert Einstein

"I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex." - Bertrand Russell
What Gives Me Hope The face of every child I see! Our intense, innate human need to give love almost as much as receive it. Human self-interest -- if properly appreciated.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by 1. Amend and/or repeal the recent "Citizens United" Supreme Court decision permitting virtually unlimited, undisclosed political giving by U.S. corporations.

2. Making the U.S. Federal Reserve federally and democratically owned.

3. Cutting the approximately 1000 U.S. military bases residing in foreign countries at least in half!

4. Taxing U.S. earned, investment and inherited wealth at approximately 1952 marginal tax rates.

5. Raise the maximum yearly U.S. individual earnings subject to the Social Security tax from the current approximate $107,000 to at least $250,000.

6. Institute a universal, high-quality, outcome driven, financially efficient, single-payer health insurance insurance system in our nation.

7. Immediately overturn the obscure, stupid and heartless California law that alone among the 50 states bars CA SSI recipients in from either applying for or receiving state/federal food stamp benefits.

8. Retroactively reverse and refund almost every major U.S. banks' close to retroactive doubling of credit card interest rates. (The biggest, long-term bank "heist" in U.S. and perhaps world history!)

3. Repeal Prop.13 in California and return CA public education spending to the best 2nd or 3rd in our nation -- not the absolutely shameful number 47 out of 50 that we have descended to today.
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