That’s the number of New Yorkers who support raising the minimum wage, according to a Siena College poll.
But our minimum wage is still stuck at $8 an hour, and it’s leaving 3 million people – our friends and neighbors – behind.
Today, fast-food workers in 150 cities went on strike for a higher wage. They’re organized, they’re determined – and their ranks are growing.
Will you stand with them? New York State has the opportunity to lift 3 million low wage workers, like those on strike today, out of poverty simply by raising the minimum wage.
Our state’s $8 minimum wage just isn’t enough.
Income inequality is worse here than anywhere in the country – and the gap widens every day as workers in fast-food restaurants, airports, car washes and grocery stores struggle to pay for basics.
Raising the minimum wage is about making sure that people who are working hard and playing by the rules can get by. It’s about reducing inequality – plain and simple.
Today’s strike shows how much momentum there is behind raising the wage.
This isn’t a protest, it’s a movement. The strength and collective action the workers are showing is unprecedented – and they need your support now.
That’s why I’m asking you to click here and let your state Senator know that you care about raising the minimum wage. Because everyone deserves a fair wage.
Thanks for all that you do,
Citizen Action of New York
For this week’s theme I chose Space, we can explore our inner and outer space, our privacy or personal space, the space between two people, or spatial awareness/ distortions.
Being a longtime Dr. Who fan, I’ve admired the mysterious, somewhat spooky melody and all it’s incarnations. But my favorite had always been the original composition, which I felt was way ahead of it’s time.
Perhaps we are simply passengers of life, along for the ride on our mothership Earth…
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake Zarathustra) is a tone poem by Richard Strauss, composed in 1896 and inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical treatise of the same name.
Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068, movement II Air, transposed via software to 432Hz (from original 442Hz). Performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Ubiquitous U2 songs address our inner dimension, none more so than “Love is Blindness”. This version nicely covered by Jack White for The Great Gatsby Soundtrack!
And of course the space between couples…
Lakmé: Dôme épais le jasmin
L.: À la rose s’assemble,
L.: Rive en fleurs, frais matin,
L.: Nous appellent ensemble.
L.: Ah! glissons en suivant
L.: Le courant fuyant;
L.: Dans l’onde frémissante,
L.: D’une main nonchalante,
L.: Gagnons le bord,
L.: Où l’oiseau chante,
L.: l’oiseau, l’oiseau chante.
L.: Dôme épais, blanc jasmin,
L.: Nous appellent ensemble!
L.: Mais, je ne sais quelle crainte subite
M.: Pour que le Dieu Ganeça le protège,
L.: Oui, pres des cygnes aux ailes de neige,
L: Dôme épais le jasmin
Thick dome of jasmine
Blends with the rose,
Bank in bloom, fresh morning,
Call us together.
Ah! Let’s glide along
The fleeing current;
On the rippling surface,
With a nonchalant hand,
Let’s go to the shore,
Where the bird sings,
the bird, the bird sings.
Thick dome, white jasmine,
Call us together!
But, an eerie feeling of distress
In order for him to be protected by Ganesh
Yes, near the swans with wings of snow,
Thick dome of jasmine
‘Neath the dome, the jasmine
To the roses comes greeting,
By flower banks, fresh and bright,
Come, and join we their meeting.
Ah! we’ll glide with the tide,
On we’ll ride away;
Through wavelets shimm’ring brightly,
Carelessly rowing lightly,
Reach we the steeps
Where the birds warble,
warble, the birds sprightly.
‘Neath the dome rowers unite,
Come and join we their meeting!
But, why my heart’s swift terror invested,
May the god, Ganesa, keep him from dangers,
Yes, where the wild swans, those snowy wing’d strangers,
‘Neath the dome, jasmines white
The whole discography of Pink Floyd may be considered Spacey Trippy, being so Comfortably Numb. If you’ve never heard of this Serbian band Gruhak, check ’em out, they’re quite excellent!
If you like kitschy space movies from the sixties, Barbarella’s theme was a blast – notable for Jane Fonda’s strip tease opening credits lol.
Being the sci-fi geek that I am, I must conclude with the classic theme to Star Trek. Bet you never heard this version, lyrics by Gene Roddenberry, intro to Star Trek: TOS.