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 Ride to/from Sacramento from Sebastopol typewriter
 Winter Shelter Volunteer opportunity Danforth
 Best Wishes for World Student's Day jimssocial
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 Other: Connected with Jan Robinson Debra Giusti
 Workshop: Sacred Art, Yantra & Mandala Painting Workshop anandagurukula
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 Mastering the Art of Life Christi Corradi
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 ForSale: Fresh chestnuts -  $5.00 per lunch bag laho
 Free: Wine Corks (used) scottymuira
WaccoBB Employment Offered & Wanted WaccoBB
 Employment Offered: Winter Shelter Manager Danforth
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 Event: JimmyLee at Dance Medicine Oct. 17th and Dia De Los Muertos Oct. 31 Dance Medicine
WaccoBB National & International Politics WaccoBB
 Chick-fil-a Moon
 A Modest Proposal for Peace in the Holy Land Mayacaman
 The Myth of the Political Center Mayacaman
 Best of Political Humor - October 2019 Barry
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 How Frightened Should We Be Of AI? Star Man
WaccoBB Poetry and Prose WaccoBB
 Poem for the day from Larry Robinson Larry Robinson
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Ride to/from Sacramento from Sebastopol
From: typewriter     
Posted: October 14, 2019, 4:52 pm
Hi, I’m looking to get to Sacramento for a night, maybe two, and looking for a ride there and back. My timing is somewhat flexible so if you’re planning to go already or wanting to make a trip, please let me know! I can contribute to gas etc.

Thanks,

Ma’ayan 707-479-0408 ms.msi[email protected]
Winter Shelter Volunteer opportunity
From: Danforth      Posted: October 14, 2019, 11:20 pm
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Volunteers Needed!


West County Community Services
Emergency Winter Homeless Shelter
At Guerneville Vets Building


Volunteer positions available for individuals, groups to help with:

Towel Laundering. The shelter offers showers at night and needs help washing the towels for reuse. Typically a volunteer picks up the towels in the evening after 4pm and brings them back the next day for use.

If you are interested and can help, please email
Contact Dannielle at [email protected]
Best Wishes for World Student's Day
From: jimssocial      Posted: October 15, 2019, 7:51 am
World Student's Day marks the birthday of a man who truly believed in the power of the nation's youth- Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Here's to all of our Students and Alumni who continue to make us proud!
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    Circle of Gratitude - Meal Sharing - Stone Soup

    far corner of the Sebastopol Plaza - Circular Occupy benches

    A Circle of Gratitude Weekly Meal Sharing and Stone Soup All are Welcome This is a Free Event
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    Benefit

    Raising Our Voices Together for Change - Chant In to End Family Separation

    Sebastopol Plaza - or live on facebook

    Chant In End Child Detention End Family Separation Dignity, Union and Compassion For all children and families Every Tuesday New time ! from 5:30 to 6pm at the Sebastopol Plaza
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    Designing regenerative communities

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    A Blueprint for the New Village
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    The Many Ways to Harvest Rain

    The Cotati Room at 216 E School St, Cotati

    Come learn about the many ways that you can utilize the amazing source of distilled water that is flowing off of your roof to support the environment, your garden, and your family.
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    Dream Work & Divination Circle for Women

    Santa Rosa office. Call 415.446.9590 for location.

    Do you wonder what your dreams mean? Learn dream interpretation techniques and/or get a short reading at this circle for women.
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Other: Connected with Jan Robinson
From: Debra Giusti  Supporting Member  
Posted: October 14, 2019, 4:10 pm


When
Saturday, November 23rd; 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where Sebastopol, CA
Cost $35 Advance, $45 At Door
Event Website Event Facebook Page
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  • go on 10 or more holistic “mini-dates” in one evening in a safe, beautiful, sacred setting
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  • discover your mutual matches in a way that frees you from the usual social-anxiety and performance pressure associated with dating and allows you to show up authentically, playfully, joyfully
  • learn valuable skills along the way for enhancing your dating and relating skills to increase your feeling of confidence and attractiveness, especially around those you’re most drawn to
  • enjoy a worthwhile, fun and unique social evening out that will leave you (regardless of whether romantic sparks fly) feeling nourished, open-hearted and uplifted!
Come find a connection in a growing community of Bay Area Spiritual Singles who share the values of self-awareness, presence, authenticity, openness, honesty, sexual-spiritual integration, feminine-masculine balance, and harmony.

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Workshop: Sacred Art, Yantra & Mandala Painting Workshop
From: anandagurukula  Supporting Member  
Posted: October 14, 2019, 10:10 pm


When
October 26 - 27th; 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Where Ananda Kamalalaya Ashram
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Join us for a two-day workshop on the sacred and ancient art/discipline of Yantra painting with master artist Pieter Weltevrede, visiting from Holland. It is an honor to practice with him! Experience clarity of mind, inner peace, and connect with your creativity.

Learn the sacred art of India, sacred geometry, mandala painting and more. In this workshop you will have hands on experience using these ancient techniques painting Yantras. All are welcomed no prior art experience is necessary. You will receive personal assistance from Pieter.


This is the only time Pieter will be offering this workshop in the Bay Area.
Come to one or both days. All materials provided, but you are welcome to bring a pencil, eraser, compass and/or straight edge with metric measurements. No experience necessary.


Cost: $150 or $80 one day
To Register Please go to our website:
https://www.maetreyiima.org/sacred-art-workshop.html
Questions call: 707-575-0886


You Are Also Invited to
Meet the Artist & Preview His Amazing Art
Join us for a house party at Ananda Kamalalaya of
Viewing of Pieter's Sacred Art, Kirtan, Kooch Daniels Book Showing and Maetreyii Ma's Book Launch
Oct. 24th 7-9 PM


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ForSale: Fresh chestnuts -  $5.00 per lunch bag
From: laho     
Posted: October 14, 2019, 5:38 pm
Large, fresh, organic chestnuts from one of Luther Burbank's renowned trees. Located on what was his original farm's property at Burbank Heights, 7777 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol.

They are the largest we've seen, some the size of a golf ball, many the size of ping pong balls.

$5.00 per lunch bag or $10.00 for 5 pounds.

We have about 60 pounds if someone wants to buy in bulk for $100.

Call Lauralee Aho at 823-0095 or 696-0572
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Free: Wine Corks (used)
From: scottymuira     
Posted: October 15, 2019, 3:31 am
Approx. 105 wine corks from a large variety of wineries. Perfect for making holiday gifts and decorations--trivets, cork trees and ornaments, etc. All are in great condition. Location is Scenic Dr. above River Rd.
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Employment Offered: Winter Shelter Manager
From: Danforth      Posted: October 14, 2019, 10:40 pm
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Location: Guerneville

Apply by October 24, 2019
Program: WCCS Winter Shelter
Reports To: Director of Housing and Homeless Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: Seasonal(Temporary)
Salary: Salaried @ $21 per hour equivalent


Job summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Housing and Homeless Services, the Shelter Manager is responsible for scheduling, overseeing, and coordinating the activities of staff and volunteers during the hours of emergency shelter operation. The Shelter Manager provides direct supervision, in person or by telephone to Shift Supervisors, plans and implements the operations and maintenance of the shelter.

Duties &Responsibilities

Perform necessary tasks to set up shelter, ie hiring, supply procurement, forms, signage,
ordering and coordinating delivery and placement of containers and fencing etc.
Acquire and maintain appropriate supplies for daily operations
Create a Shelter shift schedule for hours of operation, 7 nights a week
Prepare alternate coverage for shift schedule in case of illness or emergencies
Confirm, in advance, meal volunteers. Food procurement and delivery for meal planning and preparation
in case meal volunteer does not show.
Coordinate kitchen staff and volunteers
Schedule and ensure janitorial and sanitation operations are completed
Supervision responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;planning, assigning, and
directing work
Conduct regular training's for all direct service staff
Coordinate with Vet’s Hall Management, referral agencies, and case managers as needed to ensure
compliance, accountability and accuracy
Interview clients and input data into HMIS System as necessary
Communicate activities and needs of the shelter to the Housing Director

Minimum requirements

Experience with social services, preference given to those with shelter experience
Must pass a DOJ criminal background check prior to start date.
Must be able to insured under Agency auto insurance policy

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of West County Community Services.

Knowledge, Skills,& Abilities

• Prior experience in Shelter Management; 1 year required; 2-3 years preferred
• Experience in social services and personnel management
• Demonstrated experience in working with the
homeless; sensitivity to issues of homelessness, substance abuse and mental/physical handicaps
• Strong supervision skills; able to create positive, productive work environment
• Good communication skills; able to speak well, computer literate, able to document shelter activities, create
staff and volunteer schedules, etc.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to interface with Shelter residents, staff and volunteers in a calm and respectful manner at all times,
including under duress or in a crisis situation
• Ability to thrive in a flexible,fast-paced environment, while maintaining a sense of humor and a positive,
solutions-oriented approach
• Willingness and ability to enforce behavioral guidelines and motivate resident participation in the
functioning of the Shelter
• Ability to both take direction and to work autonomously when necessary

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to regularly use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls and equipment. The employee is required to both see and hear. The employee must be able to walk, sit and stand. The employee occasionally lifts up to 40 lbs., and occasionally kneels and bends.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. West County Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. Our agency values Diversity and considers all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background,religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified.
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Chick-fil-a
From: Moon     
Posted: October 14, 2019, 6:23 pm
Saturday Uganda announced a bill to legalize murdering gay people. National Christian Organizatipon paid a preacher to go to Uganda and help their lawmakers with the bill.

Chick-fil-a funds National Christian Organization. If you eat at Chick-fil-a, this is what your money goes to.

OK, it's not quite Tomas de Torquemada, but it's another occasion for that well-known New Testament verse, "Jesus wept."

Besides--what's any chicken ever done to you?

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Re: A Modest Proposal for Peace in the Holy Land
From: Mayacaman  Supporting member  
Posted: October 15, 2019, 1:30 am



A Movement that is gaining traction in the Holy Land:
Federation of Israel-Palestine
Re: The Myth of the Political Center
From: Mayacaman  Supporting member  
Posted: October 15, 2019, 2:35 am
I read this article, wisewomn; the whole thing. It is very intriguing and offers some very important insights into the current political landscape. Especially interesting is the observation that the radical tendencies of the electorate are more pronounced in reality than the mainstream media would have us believe.

-And this is true of the so-called "Left" & the so-called "Right"... Indeed, as Daniel Bell opined, one may be a liberal -or- moderate in politics; a socialist in economics, and a cultural conservative. All of these tendencies - or any combination of other "tendencies" may be present in any one person. We are all unique, and only those who are politically pliable actually fall into the party-spirit of the categories that are pre-fabricated to set the population at loggerheads; the better to control Us.

It has long been my observation that the "Political Center" far from being a Myth, is an actual Fact. The things that divide us as a People are the wedge issues that the Political Center - which may actually be run from the "Rockefeller Center" on Fifth Avenue, sets before We the People, in order to Divide and Rule Us.

The Political "Centrists" are indeed the Plutocrats, who control the Dialectical -or- Thesetical Process, from Above... That is why the DNC, as well as the RNC - whose Boards of Directors have been in cahoots ever since the Compromise of 1877, wish to cleave to this Mythical "CENTER"

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Re: Best of Political Humor - October 2019
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Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:52 am




















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How Frightened Should We Be Of AI?
From: Star Man     
Posted: October 15, 2019, 12:02 am
Tad Friend wrote a very interesting article on AI that appeared on October 7, 2019 in The New Yorker. Here's a link to the article..

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2..._SundayArchive

Here is the first paragraph from the article.
"Precisely how and when will our curiosity kill us? I bet you’re curious. A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.I. known as artificial general intelligence, doomsday may follow. Bill Gates and Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web, recognize the promise of an A.G.I., a wish-granting genie rubbed up from our dreams, yet each has voiced grave concerns. Elon Musk warns against “summoning the demon,” envisaging “an immortal dictator from which we can never escape.” Stephen Hawking declared that an A.G.I. “could spell the end of the human race.” Such advisories aren’t new. In 1951, the year of the first rudimentary chess program and neural network, the A.I. pioneer Alan Turing predicted that machines would “outstrip our feeble powers” and “take control.” In 1965, Turing’s colleague Irving Good pointed out that brainy devices could design even brainier ones, ad infinitum: “Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control.” It’s that last clause that has claws."

The article is well worth reading. Friend reports on the many thoughts computer scientists have given to AI and how it will outperform humans in many areas which it already does. It can win at chess and Texas Holdem and can pass the Turing Test. I had a question for Friend about an area of human endeavor that neither he nor the programmers considered: Spirituality. Computers can read, translate, do complex math; but what does a computer think about spiritual questions? Can a computer meditate? Can an AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) Computer create Sacred Space and Sacred Time? Can a computer have a Power Animal or a Spirit Guide? Can an AGI device participate in a shamanic journey? Can an AGI machine conduct a Soul Retrieval? Can an AGI be a psychopomp? Can an AGI go on a Vision Quest? These are all actions a shaman can carry out.

I wanted to ask Tad Friend himself, but all I have is a twitter account @tadfriend and it appears I can't send him a tweet.

I hope this article provokes some interesting discussion.

Star Man
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Re: Poem for the day from Larry Robinson
From: Larry Robinson  WaccoBB Poet Laureate  
Posted: October 15, 2019, 1:03 pm
Theme for English B


The instructor said,

Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you—
Then, it will be true.

I wonder if it's that simple?
I am twenty-two, colored, born in Winston-Salem.
I went to school there, then Durham, then here
to this college on the hill above Harlem.
I am the only colored student in my class.
The steps from the hill lead down into Harlem,
through a park, then I cross St. Nicholas,
Eighth Avenue, Seventh, and I come to the Y,
the Harlem Branch Y, where I take the elevator
up to my room, sit down, and write this page:

It's not easy to know what is true for you or me
at twenty-two, my age. But I guess I'm what
I feel and see and hear, Harlem, I hear you:
hear you, hear me—we two—you, me, talk on this page.
(I hear New York, too.) Me—who?
Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.
I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.
I like a pipe for a Christmas present,
or records—Bessie, bop, or Bach.
I guess being colored doesn't make me not like
the same things other folks like who are other races.
So will my page be colored that I write?

Being me, it will not be white.
But it will be
a part of you, instructor.
You are white—
yet a part of me, as I am a part of you.
That's American.
Sometimes perhaps you don't want to be a part of me.
Nor do I often want to be a part of you.
But we are, that's true!
As I learn from you,
I guess you learn from me—
although you're older—and white—
and somewhat more free.

This is my page for English B.

- Langston Hughes

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