Friday, April 13, 2018

Sheena Greitens is Melania without multi-million $ prenup. New Mo House testimony reveals sad details: Sexual assault on a victim, NOT a mistress.

I've read the 25 page report.  Have you??
K.S. was a victim, not the mistress of Governor Eric "McRapey" Greitens.

Eric "candidate for Governor" stuck his hand up her dress, just like Trump, at her workplace.
K.S. has very low self esteem.  Even when he was spitting in her mouth (disgusting--that is not "hydration")--it is a classic grooming control exercise used by sex predators.  Yet K.S. the hairdresser separated from her husband,  kept having her Sally Fields moments, hoping against hope the cool confident man really really liked her.

Which, of course, he didn't.

Jenae Osterheldt at the KC Star, got it right in her column.  And I've never agreed with her before.
K.S. is a victim.  She does not fit the definition of mistress.  No gifts.  No actual penetrating sex acts.  Just demeaning and control.

Most therapists agree: Eric Greitens is a serious megalomaniacal narcissist.  K.S. gave him a blow job because he had his penis a menacing six inches in front of her face.  She reasoned the only way she could get out of his basement was to placate someone in his obsessed and animalistic state.  That is a victim in survival mode.

Jenae also quoted MOCSA that most times, abusive men get worse, rather than better.  And that most abused women endure multiple encounters before they are able to walk away.

Now what about Sheena Greitens, the governor's wife?

This is not the smile of Mona Lisa.It's one of entrapped disgust. 
In her heart, Sheena Greitens has to know: It's all lies. 
Eric Greitens is a world-class liar. 
He does not care about his wife, or kids any more than he cared
about his basement bondage victim.
Or he would resign.
If Sheena Greitens stays with him, forevermore, it will be assumed she too is into SadoMasochistic sex and bondage play.  That's not what nice Jewish girls are known for.  That reputation, deserved or not, will follow her two kids as well.  There's not one playground in America where those kids with that last name will not be bullied the rest of their lives.

I would recommend she take the kids and leave, this weekend.  There is NO upside.  All this talk about just 31 more days??  Just proves how delusional Eric Greitens is.  What a smooth talker, he.

He will never be President, honey.  You can let that www.GreitensForPresident.com web site lapse in July, 2018--the one he bought, even before he was elected governor.
You are no Jackie Kennedy, Sheena. 
Even tho you hoped.  Even tried to dress the part on inauguration day.  You were conned.
photo by Bill Greenblatt/St.Louis Jewish Light.
Look at Sheena Greitens' desperately clenched fists...
At his inaugural.  As if to say, "I know your
urges and wild promises and tendencies. 
You better keep it together, Eric. 
Or we will never make it to the White House."
I can only imagine the pillow talk promises and lie he told his wife.  But the reality is: Eric Greitens thinks as little of Sheena Chestnut Greitens as he does of K.S.  Here's a clue: in the testimony, this weasel bragged to K.S.,  "My wife doesn't THINK a thing."  Note, he didn't say "believe".  He said "think".  Because he thinks you're dumb and swallow every lie and every mouthful of water he spits into YOUR mouth.

I beg to differ with K.S. on one point of naive but well-intentioned analysis.  During her nine-hour interrogation and testimony to the Mo. House committee, she said she told him something to the effect that his thoughts "got messed up in the Navy".

No, they didn't.  PTSD does not manifest as manic sex offender.  Eric Greitens is a Jeckyl and Hyde personality.  His "stinkin' thinkin' likely started at a much earlier age.  And then was amplified by his educational training.  So don't blame the U.S. Navy.  Especially the Navy Seals.

One more thing: according to two sex detectives at Jackson County, and sex offender attorneys, and MOCSA and prosecutors and many many specialist therapists I will not take the time to quote here:
If one has a sex addiction,
or If one has matriculated down the ethical spiral path toward criminal sex offender...
THE TREATMENT OR THE CURE 
IS NOT YOUR JEWISH VERSION OF A QUICK HAIL MARY PRAYER TO "GOD for forgiveness."
AND A COERCED CLENCH-JAWED DESPERATE PROMISE TO YOUR WIFE, "WE'VE PUT THIS BEHIND US AND IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN."  

If Hail Mary's worked, we would 
not have pedophile priests.  And devout Jewish belief is in actions, not promises.

The treatment, which Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena--WHO IS THE OTHER GREITENS VICTIM IN ALL THIS-- never sought, is therapy.  Cognitive behavioral therapy.  Over months.  It still rarely works.  

Seriously, it's doubtful that anyone except Sheena Greitens actually believes this was a one off.  Look at the lies--wife "out of town"--when she was actually giving birth at a local hospital?  Sicko.

And the claim he did this before he RAN for governor?  False again.  He had filed for office BEFORE he slid his hand up her skirt as she shampooed his hair at the Central West End salon, to grope and grab her pussy.

And the Trump-style denials and claims the testimony is "lies, all lies", when you haven't seen the report??  Greitens hasn't stopped lying to the public.  THAT press conference was a criminal violation of the judge's gag orders...Governor, your God doesn't like it when you break your promises...

AGAIN, THE PROFESSIONALS SAY:
Even then, once a person has descended to the hell of indulging predatory sexual offenses against women, including grooming techniques, (look that up), slapping, bondage, blackmail,
seizing one's phone and keys and doing a pat down, spitting, threats, "good girl/bad girl" training, lies, etc.--well, 90% of the time, extensive therapy still doesn't work.  Because your mind for these addictions and behaviors is irreparably damaged.

Sheena:  phone your friends and listen to their advice instead of this crazy person.  His job prospects for the future are nil.  No motivational speaking.  No fundraising for veterans.  No seats on corporate boards.  No sales job with any corporation in the U.S.

Leave.  Change your name. Change your children's names.   And start over.  He's dragged you and the kids down.  Crawl out of the mud.

Sheena, this won't magically go away after a trial in 31 days.
Or the day after the session ends and impeachment begins.
Eric Greitens is lying to you.   It's over.  Go...



Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ding Dong, Big Brother! The Post Office is taking photos of all my mail. BEFORE I GO TO MY MAILBOX. With--or without permission!

I received 17 pieces of mail this week.
One can even see which were in my mailbox on which day.

Big Brother aka the Post Office took pics
of all my mail this week,
BEFORE I signed up for Informed Delivery.


Now I've got nothing to hide.
My address is very easy to find, but I scratched it out here, (sloppy I know)..
It was almost all junk mail.

But just imagine--
does EVERYONE want Big Brother taking a picture of all their mail?

Note--this all was online when I just signed up for it here, Saturday night.  Right after I got home from seeing "Death of Stalin" at the Glenwood Arts.  Where they stated it was the job of Stalin's men to know where every citizen was at all times.

And this is the creepy part--our USPS already had the whole previous week's history!!

So, that means the USPS is taking photos of everyone's mail, in advance, and without permission!

The program is called Informed Delivery.

Here's the "invite" eg opt-in, from USPS.com:


Had the retail stores been using Informed Delivery at Ward Parkway this weekend, they could have looked to see if that package left outside was supposed to be there.  (tho it would only show USPS, not FedEx or UPS.)

Conversely, a spouse could sign up for it independently and secretly--and thus spy on their husband or wife, without them knowing about it. 

And of course, Tony's troll commenters might not want the US Postal Service knowing how often they are receiving deliveries of contraband drugs from Canadian pharmacies, porno or...gasp... sex toys and lubricants.  Or their weekly stash of aromatherapy oils.  Just sayin...Love me some Three Thieves.  Or bergamot.

Just sayin.  Big Brother is watching.  If you haven't watched "Minority Report", the great movie with Tom Cruise, perhaps you should.

Is this any different from how Facebook has always harvested our data?  No.  And now my new Samsung phone starts talking to me in the kitchen, and for the life of me, I can't figure out which app or permission I need to delete.

But when I need someone to be on my doorstep to move some heavy furniture, guess what.  The Postman is never available for that.

The costs must be astronomical.  And they're scanning it all, and then just SHOWING the pics to those who give their consent.  But the data was already harvested.

Hmmm.  I wonder if Governor "Duct Tape" Eric Greitens and his mistress sent one another any snail mail?!  Inquiring lawyers want to know...

---
UPDATE, THANKS TO 11:39AM ON tkc:
The Post Office has been spying on us for years!!!

It was called Cover Mail.  Now they started with claiming they only did this to track "special subjects".  Bad guys, terrorists, gangstas.  

But of course, they didn't sort all the mail in the US and then just sort out the bad guys and take pics of THEIR mail.  Nope.  They've been scanning and photographing all of our mail for years.  And just now they have named their new program, Informed Delivery.  LOL.  The rest of us have been living in lala land, receiving UNinformed delivery.   And now when we OPT IN, then they magically reveal the pics!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hyde Park beset by Purloiner of Pink Pussy Hats! Enters Victorian Home Foyers Stealing Coats and Mail Daily. Police Are Perplexed...

The only reason Abong is not wearing the
Pink Pussy Hat she stole from my friend
Jinks last Monday is:
KCPD did not seize it as evidence. 
They just handed it back to the victim,
who was laughing hysterically with 911 operators
as she reclaimed five items this perpetual thief
had just stolen from Jinks' unlocked foyer.

First of all, I'm shocked that Hyde Park homeowners leave their front doors unlocked nowadays.

But they do.  And a man on the "unofficial Hyde Park neighborhood Facebook page" shared this photo of the mentally ill woman who keeps opening their front doors and pilfering through their foyers and coat racks at their front doors.

She is also widely known to steal mail.  She has her alibi at the ready when challenged.  "I'm her sister, just here to take in the mail and check on things," she yells.

If she is disappointed by the mail, (and who isn't, nowadays), she litters it about the yards around 36th and Campbell.  So far none of the homeowners have asked the US Postal Service to prosecute her for mail fraud.  KCPD do nothing about that.

The KCPD arrests her frequently.  Just like last Monday--she was taken into custody, and because she was clever and knew the drill.  She feigned "heart palpitations".  Thus, she immediately got a free $1000 ride via ambulance with a fire truck escort to Truman Medical Center for what amounts to an informal tax-subsidized 'spa day'-- of warmth, a sponge bath, several hot meals, a conversation with staff and lots of kind and loving 'observation'.  She was out by Wednesday--and captured once again on camera by the Hyde Park neighbors.

The neighbors tell me they know she is mentally ill.  They don't feel she is dangerous, or armed.  So they worry, codependently, that she might get shot if she breaks and enters a home where the owner uses a gun.  "Stand Your Ground" rules vary depending on the frailty or disability of the homeowner being invaded, I am told by experts.  It just takes one.

Something else I did not know: Western Missouri Mental Health Center closed a few years ago.  That is the kind of place we used to take folks who are mentally ill, rather than common criminals.

One of the neighbors has chatted with her, claiming her name is Abong.  She has a court date coming up, because Jinks, my friend from Sunday morning coffee in my old Hyde Park neighborhood, pressed charges.  We will know more, then.

And the man who snapped this  Facebook picand posted it Wed. night claimed Abong often wears the same blue bandanna.  And carries two shopping bags, which she stuffs full of her "finds" of the day.  She does not appear to sleep outdoors--she just loves day shopping in the lovely and unlocked Victorian foyers of Hyde Park.

So what happened to the Pink Pussy Hat?
Jinks, who has a long history of being a SJW/social justice warrior and foster care advocate, was phoned by a frail neighbor two doors away on Campbell, the 3600 block.  "I think someone's breaking into my house...would you go check?"

Fearless and unarmed, except for her cell phone, Jinks saunters over to her neighbor's front sidewalk.  She calls out to Abong, who gives her the standard, "No problem.  I belong here.  This is my sister's house..."  

Jinks says, "No, it's not.  We know all our neighbors.  The real owner is upstairs. You need to leave...NOW!"  Jinks then phones 911 as she walks home, even tho Abong is now following her,  muttering loudly and incoherently, waving her arms.  

911 operator asks, "What is she wearing?"  

Jinks starts describing her pursuer: "Wearing a pink cap, a brown and grey striped scarf, a grey coat--...wait just a darn minute:  that's MY striped scarfAnd that's my coat.  And Hell's bells--that is MY Pink Pussy Hat that my best friend knit especially for me, last year for the Women's March!!  This woman must have robbed ME on her way to my neighbor's!!!

By this time, both Jinks and the 911 operator are laughing uncontrollably, barely able to dispatch the call.  KCPD responded VERY quickly--about three minutes, on this Monday midday (right after the mailman had delivered.).  The officers then appropriately made Jinks stand many feet away.  And as Abong the Chronic Thief disrobed, instead of seizing each garment as evidence, which is customary, and policy--the cops just handed them back to Jinks!

In the two shopping bags were her down-filled puffy vest and another coat.  A total of five items, including the "priceless and irreplaceable Pink Pussy Hat."  Her artist friend is out of pink yarn and could not recreate it.

Jinks muttered to the officer, "Hey, we also had two cans of Boulevard chocolate beer sitting there just inside our front door, to keep it cold.  Nobody liked the flavor.  See if she got that, too!"

But alas, Abong had not stolen the two chocolate ales.  Say what you will, she may just have a Courvoisier taste on a beer budget...



So Jinks got her Pink Pussy Hat back.  And after her release from the hospital, Abong was photographed once again in Hyde Park (now she's on Facebook!) and toddling toward Troost.  She is well known there among merchants, and has been caught shooting up in store restrooms.




Saturday, January 20, 2018

Governor Duct Tape--on the verge of being pushed out as Mo Governor?? A photo essay...

Here is the current pic of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, aka Governor Duct Tape.  With his reluctant wife, Sheena, following his admitting he tied up a hairdresser with duct tape in the Greitens' basement, and had Bondage and Domination style sex with her, while Sheena was in labor at the hospital delivering Greitens' second child in 2015.

"Eric, you arrogant narcissistic asshole.  I'm stuck here singing Tammy Wynette, while I figure out how I'm supposed to support myself and our two kids.  I need a good lawyer.  And you need to find a new job.  Maybe you can be the spokesman for Duct Tape???"

Happier times.  Greitens and Sheena's first date

Governor Duct Tape's fantasy with the hairdresser in his basement: feral love.
Oh, scratch my neck--that feels SOOOOO good!


Greitens and his prom date--his
fascination with duct tape and guns goes WAY back.

It's no wonder Greitens was attracted to the hairdresser. 
He told her: "Darlin, you had me with that 12 pack of Budweiser...
brewed just 4 miles from my wife's house! 
Oh, hold on, that's her calling from the hospital--
she's dilated to 7 centimeters. 
Hush for a second--don't make any moaning sounds--
I gotta take this call!"

Waiting for the next shoe to drop?  The St. Louis Post Dispatch
is interviewing MORE of Governor Duct Tape's hotties this week. 
This one was his Homecoming date in college--
before he became a Rhodes Scholar. 
And a Navy Seal. 
And yes, that is an Arabic symbol on her skirt.
Such a turn-on...

Here, Greitens is practicing for his upcoming job interview--
as a hand model and spokesman promoting Duct Tape.
Camo duct tape--it's what's for breakfast.
Former Governor Duct Tape is coming soon
to a Home Depot or Menard's near you.
Autographs and selfies $7, make checks payable
to the Sheena Greitens Alimony Fund.

Monday, December 11, 2017

UPDATE: 23,400 HAVE SEEN BIG SONIA @Glenwood Arts --Last day is Thurs April19! (Ranchmart)

Big Sonia is an upbeat inspiring documentary about Kansas City's most beloved Holcaust survivor.  It's breaking all records over the last 35 years of movie attendance at the Glenwood Arts theatre.  In just the first ten days, 6153 Kansas Citians have seen it!

"And that's just showing on one screen," says theatre co-owner Brian Mossman, "whereas other blockbusters were shown on multiple screens throughout the day."  He also noted that this film is the only documentary to generate such rave reviews and traffic.  "All our other blockbuster films were narratives."

It's not even Chanukkah (Dec. 13) or Christmas (Dec 25)--or Kwanzaa (Dec 26)--but people of all faiths and the plain spiritual and the plain tuckered out from a long year and people in recovery and people who used to be imprisoned are ALL finding happiness and a mood boost from seeing this film.  Many bring a loved one.


Sonia Warshawski, the star of Big Sonia,
is hugged by Brian Mossman,
co-owner of the Glenwood Arts Theatre, 95th & MISSION (Ranchmart South).  For showtimes:
 
http://www.fineartsgroup.com/theatres/glenwood/


Sonia Warshawski's new leopard print sofa, from her new location at John's Tailoring, 95th & Nall, was borrowed for the photo shoots and autograph sessions the first weekend--but the sofa and one of her leopard print stroller jackets remain in the lobby of the Glenwood Arts.

And it's the strangest thing--folks are so moved and inspired and motivated by Big Sonia that even tho her public appearances have passed, audience members leaving the theatre linger to just sit, alone, on her sofa.  Like it's a shrine to goodness and surviving whatever sadness THEY are in the process of enduring.

Mossman, not exactly a fashion icon, (he and his business partner, twin Ben Mossman, grew up in Spirit Lake, Iowa, sons of a highway patrol officer) asked me, "Is it true what she says?  That animal prints never go out of fashion???"

I reassured him: "Absolutely, for women with confidence and flair.  And that is just one more reason I am still wearing leopard prints or zebra or cheetah prints every single day the rest of the month--to remind me of Big Sonia and to be grateful for every blessing of every day."

For more details, read the previous post here on www.kcmopost.com, including 12 things you don't know, since you missed the Q&A.  Also, read much more on the web site:
www.bigsonia.com






Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Update: Over 4000 people saw Big Sonia at Glenwood Arts in week1! Biggest audience in 35 year history. Go see Big Sonia @ Glenwood Arts. This Holocaust survivor's story is 'bog-mindling'. 12 things you missed in the documentary...



Big Sonia is the hit documentary film about KC's own Holocaust survivor--Sonia Warshawski--showing exclusively at Glenwood Arts, (Ranchmart South), 95th & Mission.  And YES, since it broke all ticket records this weekend, the film's run will be extended.  Currently at the Glenwood Arts, but due to its enduring popularity with Johnson County seniors, it may move eventually to sister theatre in downtown OP, The Rio.  Just check www.fineartsgroup.com for show times.

I attended the Q&A Sat. night with the film's producers: Sonia's grandaughter, Leah Warshawski and her husband, Todd Soliday--plus Sonia's two daughters.  Meanwhile, Sonia sat for most of five hours in the theatre lobby on her signature leopard skin sofa greeting wellwishers and posing for selfies.  It was a joyous celebration.  Over 2200 tickets were sold IN ADVANCE of opening weekend.

If you missed the Q&A, here are 12 things you don't know from the actual film.
1.  Her son's career is a very successful poet and author (lives in Napa), who wrote a book about crowd funding for indie movies.  So even tho Sonia was "hard on her son, compared to her daughters", I love the idea that but for him, this documentary might not have been made!

2.  It was his daughter, Leah Warshawski, (Sonia's granddaughter) and her husband, Todd Soliday, who lavished 6 1/2 years making this heartwarming and inspiring documentary.
The orange scarf that Sonia Warshawski grabbed from her mother's outstretched hands, at Bergen Belsen
in the last tearful moment,
as the Nazis marched Sonia's mother to the crematorium. 
Sonia still sleeps with it every night
in a special bag
concealed in her pillow case.
photo: Gloria Baker Feinstein.

3.  Three drones died in the making of the aerial shots of Sonia driving her big beige Oldsmobile to Metcalf South.  Including a flock of geese that took out one drone.  (The geese professed to be Canadian.  But I think they were Nazi geese...)

4.  It took 2 1/2 years just to get the aerial footage of Sonia driving.  Per Todd, sometimes the drone was out of range to capture Sonia's driving (she does get alot of speeding tickets!  Cops spot her leopard-wrapped steering wheel as she races down 95th St...).  And several times, Sonia assumed they got the aerial footage on the first try, so she just drove home!  Rather than pulling over and waiting to be told, "Take 2, grandma!"

5.  The mystery of Big Sonia's vanity tag?  428 ONE.  It stands for Fortunate One--a play on words concocted by her clever son, the writer.  It was years into filming before the team realized they should have masked Sonia's real plate number.  (due to asshat Holocaust deniers--who might stalk her or menace her.)  So in 34 places in the film, the crew had to go in and correct the license tag.  OY!!!!

6.  The film claims John's Tailoring and Alterations (the shop owned by Sonia and her late husband, John, a fellow survivor) was "the last tenant in the vacant Metcalf South mall".  At the Q&A, Brian Mossman chided Todd Soliday, saying, "Hey, I was here, too--upstairs!" referencing the fact that the Glenwood Arts theatres were also there.  Todd replied, "I learned long ago as a filmmaker, never to let the facts get in the way of a great story."  And, truth be told, Sonia's shop, John's Tailoring and Alterations WAS the last RETAIL tenant in the now-bulldozed mall.  While the Glenwood Arts movie theatres upstairs were a theatre complex, not a retailer.  So, no harm, no foul.
Big Sonia in John's Tailoring and Alterations shop
in the now defunct Metcalf South mall,
with her optimistic $1.50 Whatever pillow! 
Late husband John's photo is above her right shoulder.
 photo: Gloria BakerFeinstein

7. Spoiler Alert!
 Both the Glenwood Arts and Johns Tailoring relocated successfully.  But only Big Sonia got "such a deal" from her former landlords, the families of two Russian Jewish immigrants and real estate tycoons, the late Sherman Dreiseszun and his nephew, the late Frank Morgan.  And yes, that was due to the intervention of Vernon May, the mall's loyal security officer.  This was all confirmed by Peter Newman, The Tax Man.  He too is a Holocaust survivor.  He and gorgeous wife, Bev, attended the Q&A.  Newman has been Sonia's tax preparer for many decades.

8.  John's Tailoring & Alterations was moved nearby, to 95th and Nall.
5600 W. 95th St. #102
Overland Park KS 66207
Open 10a to 5pm.
913/642-6225
A small spot at a 'very attractive rental rate', in the same building as Morgan's D&M investments, NW corner of 95th & Nall, the tall beige brick with white vertical stripes.

9.  In the last scene, we see the new leopard sofa being moved into Sonia's new shop.  And the filmmakers and Brian Mossman very ingeniously borrowed that same sofa for the Meet and Greet in the Glenwood Arts lobby last weekend.

10.  If you spotted the leopard print luggage tags on the young student's luggage, as she visits middle schools and shares Sonia's indomitable story--guess what.  The filmmakers thought of everything: they retailed those luggage tags--to help pay for the filming costs.  You may buy one on the web site: www.BigSonia.com

11.  As the film rolls out for distribution around the country, the team is even willing to host showings in non-theatres.  Sonia attends and asks questions and inspires others.

12.  She has hired staff to assist her at the tailor shop, so she can ALSO do visits to Lansing Prison with SueEllyn Fried--and as many teenage groups or 12 step groups as she can manage.

There is so much more info available on www.BigSonia.com website.

This film is a must see.  I'm wearing leopard print the rest of the year in Sonia's honor.

My favorite Big Sonia quote, if you're having a bad day:
"My Mom told me, If you are feeling down--look further down.  Then you'll be on top!"

And yes, another Sonia-ism is her darling dyslexic phrase of astonishment at all the good in the world:
"It's bog-mindling!"



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Two more days for KIFF:Ks Intl Film Fest at Glenwood Arts (95th/Mission) including Fade to Black. It's not about KCI. It's about Death With Dignity!

As a jury award winner for best Documentary, "Fade To Black" will show again at 5:15 on Wednesday Nov 6th.  Congratulations to everyone that worked on this project.
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Chance to See the Jury Award Winners

Come join KIFF at the Glenwood and see some Jury Award winning films.

Congratulations to our Jury Award winning filmmakers! We are honored to have you as a part of this year's festival.
Documentary Jury Award Winner
Fade To Black

Wednesday 5:15 PM
Nov 8

Peter Short, the charismatic CEO of a major Australian company, learns that he has only months to live after he is diagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer. Not wanting to face a painful death, Peter decides to source the lethal drug Nembutal, giving him the option to end his own life peacefully. With the help of a rogue doctor who supplies the drug to suffering patients, Peter sets out to have voluntary euthanasia legalised in Australia.  Director: Jeremy Ervine  Rating: N/A  Running Time01:24:00  Country: Australia
Tickets
I Am Still Here
Wednesday 7:20 PM
Nov 8

I Am Still Here is an award-winning story of 10-year old Layla, who was stolen from her family and thrown into America’s child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fictionalized account of Layla’s journey as she confronts the monsters of her past and embraces the hope of her future.  Director: Mischa Marcus  Rating: R  RunningTime01:44:00  Country: USA
Tickets
International Shorts #2
Wednesday 5:20 PM
Nov 8

A State of Emergency(Germany/France) (12:20 min), April Fool's Day (Greece) (17:10 min), Jonah(Austria) (13:00 min), Mismatched Eyes (United Kingdom) (10:30 min), Nomfundo (South Africa) (15:00 min), The Shortest Are Always The Best (France) (16:10 min), To Die Yes But To The Sound Of Violins (USA) (14:00 min
Tickets
That Never Happened: Canada's First National Internment Operations *
Wednesday 7:25 PM
Nov 8
Talent to attend

THAT NEVER HAPPENED reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914 – 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it.  Director: Ryan Boyko  Rating: N/A  RunningTime01:15:00  Country: Canada
Tickets
Hoda's Story
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Nov 8

Twelve years in the life of a girl in Gaza who was blinded by a bullet. On 1 March 2003, 12-year old Hoda Darwish is hit in the head by a bullet while sitting at her desk in an elementary school in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Hoda miraculously survives, but she wakes up from her coma asking when the daylight comes. The bullet blinded her. She struggles to come to terms with her altered life, doubting her will to live, amidst the endless violence in the Gaza Strip. Her family repeatedly brings her to Egypt in the hope that a medical operation would give back her eyesight. Her hope to be cured deprives her of the willpower to learn the techniques needed by visually impaired persons. After the 2009 war, Hoda is visited by Mervat, the girl who sat next to her when the bullet came. Mervat is in university now. The encounter is a life changing moment for Hoda. She admits she has wasted years, clinging to the hope of seeing again. In the years after, Hoda surprises everyone by improving her life in a remarkable way.  Director: Johan Eriksson  Rating: N/A  Running Time00:57:39  Country: State of Palestine
Tickets
Fruition-The Life And Dreams Of Nicolas Mueller
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Nov 8

Nicolas Mueller is one of the most revered and iconic snowboarders of all time. We live in a world which typically demands us to obey things we might not believe in. Nicolas shows how he tackled these obstacles in order to find his true path, a conscientious path towards self realization. This film offers an opportunity to get to know the king of style like never before. Almost entirely in his own words, Nicolas takes you through the important events in his life which lead him to where he is today. One of Nicolas’s central goals is to demonstrate the importance of following ones intuition. To learn how to rely on this relationship with yourself and to enjoy the journey it takes you on.  Director: Martin Luchsinger, Sean Fee  Rating: PG  Running Time01:05:00  Country: Switzerland

Monday, November 6, 2017

Why vote NO? Ballot language says "demolish (both) existing terminals". Would you buy a car or cell phone with a contract that says, first we crush your trade-in--and lookee! here's a picture of what we MAY give you to drive in two years.

The new KCI plan is clearly a scam. 
Sly's Used Cars! JUST SIGN HERE:  First we CRUSH your trade-in, SO THERE'S NO GOIN' BACK. 
We'll deliver you a brand new car...soon.  Fingers crossed!
If we can trust the airlines,
the ones that drag unruly passengers off. 

Lookie here, see the picture I had a buddy draw on a cocktail napkin  and then have a kid make a watercolor last month? 
TRUST US! 
We call this NEW KCI design the Cordish...
I hope you'll like it.  Cuz your old car's gone.
Did T-Mobile demand you crush your old cell phone before handing you a new Samsung?
Hell no.  You're not that stupid. 
And did you believe Apple when some fat clown salesman
in a BBQ-stained bow tie
told you that a new iPhone X  would be free????
You would not buy a car--
or a big screen TV
or a cell phone
based on such a sketchy "contract"--no plans, no budget, just a promise based on a 30 DAY OLD watercolor sketch without furniture or people!


BEFORE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY VOTE:
Read the ballot language: it authorizes the "demolish existing terminals"--think about that.  A future blank check approval that legal eagles secretly embedded, to also include, down the road, without need for a future election: Wheeler downtown.  Who knows what the city might do with that?  Give it away to Richard Branson or Elon Musk or Jeff Bazos@Amazon??

THE OFFICIAL BALLOT LANGUAGE:
Shall the City of Kansas City be authorized to construct a new passenger terminal at Kansas City International Airport and demolish existing terminals as necessary, with all costs paid solely from the revenues derived by the City from the operation of its airports and related facilities, and without the issuance of general airport revenue bonds unless such general airport revenue bonds have received prior voter approval?



What's the rush?  The city is afraid you'll come to your senses, that's what.

Just vote NO.  They will be force to come back with a better plan.  Don't fall for "Lame Duck Dying for a Legacy Plaque" Sly James' idle threat, "If you don't do what I want, right now, we won't repair, we won't remodel, we'll just do nothing for 50 years."  My Dad tried those tactics in the 50's.  If I didn't detail his 1953 Studebaker before supper, he was gonna lock me in my room for 50 years. 

Finally, last week the City made a deal with Burns&Mac, the so-called losers in the bidding war.  All they had to do was make a token $20,000 contribution to the $1.6 million campaign fund, and the city will, in turn, award them a $50 MILLION contract to be the city's "Owner's Representative."

Corruption.  The City has an Aviation Department.  THEY are the Owner's Representative.  If they need to hire some engineers to supervise, they can hire them away from Burns & Mac--and I can assure you, it won't cost $50 MILLION!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

You, me and Burning Man? 5:15p today at Ks Intl Film Fest, Glenwood Arts/(lower level of Ranchmart 95th & Mission

Start the Week With Independent Films

Here's the lineup for Monday.  I'm VERY excited to watch Burning Man:into the Realm.  Airs one time only, 5:15pm.  Including a Q&A with the filmmaker.  In fact I volunteered to hand out ballots for the Audience Favorite Award--tho I am not paying $1.6 million, like Sly James is, to try to rig that election.  
News travels fast as Sunday's announcements were made at KIFF, the Kansas International Film Festival at the Glenwood Arts/(Ranchmart/lower level).
Jury Awards were given to D-Love (Narrative) and Fade To Black (Documentary).  These two films will be shown again, D-Love (5:10 Tuesday Nov 7), Fade To Black (5:15Wednesday Nov 8), so come take a load off with other KIFFsters and enjoy some more independent and international films. 
 Fade to Black is very informative and compelling, about Australians fighting for the right to use one dose of prescribed and dispensed Nembutal for a death with dignity, at home--at a time of their choosing, rather than be required to die in a hospital with palliative morphine injections.  



I will not be able to attend Burning Man,
 including the nude parade, but I
sure look forward to seeing this documentary,
Monday, one time only 5:15!!
Here's the lineup for Monday.  I'm VERY excited to watch Burning Man:into the Realm.  Airs one time only, 5:15pm.  Including a Q&A with the filmmaker.  In fact I volunteered to hand out ballots for the Audience Favorite Award--tho I am not paying $1.6 million, like Sly James is, to try to rig that election.  
Burning Man: Into The Realm *
Monday 5:15 PM
Nov 6
Talent to attend

Burning Man: Into the Realm is a documentary on the Burning Man festival, showcasing first-hand accounts that unite the participants in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort. Burning Man draws people from all walks of life that shed their normal daily routines to participate in a week-long celebration of living out their dreams. Burning Man: Into the Realm takes us on a journey revealing what makes the event so popular.  Director: Oz Yilmaz  Rating: PG  Running Time: 01:22:00  Country: Canada
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In Exile: A Family Film *
Monday 7:15 PM
Nov 6
Talent to attend

Synopsis: Directed by Fabien Gaillard. Tom is an American living in Shanghai. Ever since his wife Ling died, Tom has lead a solitary life and fallen prey to depression. He roams the thrilling city, unable to put his life back together. One day, he finds hope upon meeting Bobo, a young woman who happens to resemble his former wife; but that’s their only thing in common. Bobo works as a hostess in a club and doesn’t seem interested in him, but he’ll try anything to win her over. China, Narrative, 92 minutes.
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Little Stones
Monday 5:20 PM
Nov 6
 
Little Stones unites the personal narratives of four women around the world using art to create positive change in their communities. From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, each of these women is contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art.  Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sophia.  Rating: Unrated  Running Time01:27:00  Country: USA

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Twist Of Fate Shorts
Monday 7:30 PM
Nov 6

Balloon (Russia) (4:05min), Mountain Fever(Germany) (7:50 min), Percent (Russian Federation) (18:11min), Perception(USA) (18:47 min), This Modern Man is Beat (USA) (17:12), Unattended Item(United Kingdom) (13:00 min)
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Something For Everyone Shorts *
Monday 5:25 PM
Nov 6
Talent to attend

Asleep (Canada) (11:26 min), Big Joe's Big Slice (USA) (10:33 min), Change(USA) (13:29 min), Death in a Day (China) (14:05 min), El Audifono-The Earpiece (Spain) (14:58 min), Roasrio(Mexico) (10:08 min), The Body of Old (France) (19:59 min)
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Boys For Sale
Monday 7:35 PM
Nov 6

 In the Tokyo district of Shinjuku 2 chome there are bars that specialize in “Urisen”, young guys who have sex with men. Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes horrific situations these young sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground. “Boys for Sale” is an illuminating look into a rarely seen world that tantalizingly shows the humanity of sex work.  Director: Itako  Rating: R  RunningTime01:16:00  Country: Japan

 
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