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Racism: Follow the Money with Solana Rice and Robert ReichMass incarceration costs $182,000,000,000 a year — turning a massive profit for Big Banks and for-profit prison operators. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is joined by Solana Rice of Liberation in a Generation to discuss how racism is profitable, and how we can change the rules of our economy to ensure Black, Indigenous, and people of color not only survive but thrive.
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Racism is Profitable | Robert ReichSolana Rice and Jeremie Greer, Co-Founders of Liberation in a Generation, explain how the profitability of racism sparks a vicious cycle called the Oppression Economy, which has been churning for centuries.
In our racialized capitalist society, elite institutions are motivated to keep suppressing the economic vitality of Black people, indigenous people, and people of color. That economic oppression in turn hinders their political power, and that political oppression kneecaps their ability to change the system in which racism is so profitable.
So how do we break the cycle?
Let’s start with supporting candidates and pressuring elected officials at every level of government who will support bold policies that dismantle the Oppression Economy and build a Liberation Economy — and remove those that don’t.
To build a Liberation Economy our government must guarantee that all people of color have access to basic economic rights like guaranteed income and employment, universal health care, guaranteed housing, a free college education and generational wealth.
This Liberation Economy is within our power to create. As Teddy Roosevelt said, “we are the government.” It does not belong to the corporations and the plutocrats that currently control them. It belongs to us, and it is within our power to take it back.
Let's get to work.
Watch More: How America Created Its Shameful Wealth Gap ►►https://youtu.be/9diZJks95Ko
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The Real Threat to Law and Order | Robert ReichFormer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich exposes the real threat to law and order in America — and it's not protesters demanding an end to police violence, as Trump claims. It's the highly armed and racist right-wing vigilantes, along with the conspiracy theorists and shady criminals Trump has repeatedly encouraged and surrounded himself with.
Take for example, the white gun-toting 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who has been charged with killing two people and wounding a third during Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin – and who, perhaps not coincidentally, occupied a front-row seat at a Trump rally in Des Moines last January.
Or consider the pro-Trump caravan that drove into Portland, Oregon, including the neo-fascist Proud Boys – shooting Black Lives Matter protesters with pepper spray and paintballs and driving into crowds.
The threat to law and order also comes from conspiracy theorists like Marjorie Taylor Greene, the recently-nominated Republican candidate for Georgia’s 14th congressional district and QAnon supporter, whose adherents believe Trump is battling a cabal of “deep state” saboteurs who worship Satan and traffic children for sex. Trump has praised Greene repeatedly.
And it comes from Trump’s own lackeys who have brazenly broken laws to help him attain and keep power. Since Trump promised to hire only "the best people," fourteen Trump aides, donors and advisers have been indicted or imprisoned.
You want the real threat to American law and order? It’s found in these and other Trump enablers, lackeys, and bottom-dwellers. They are the inevitable excrescence of Trump’s above-the-law, race-baiting, me-first presidency. It’s from the likes of them that the rest of America is in true need of protection.
Watch More: The Real Reason Trump is Shouting Law and Order ►►https://youtu.be/nR2gqwi2-Qo
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What You Need to Know this Labor Day | Reich at HomeFormer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discusses Trump’s repeated attacks on working people, and the injustice of billionaires' wealth soaring as millions are unemployed and on the brink of eviction.
How Big Money Corrupts Our Politics (And How to Fix It) | Robert ReichFormer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich breaks down the ways big money corrupts our political system, and what we can do to create a government of, by, and for the people.
It's difficult to do anything — increase the minimum wage, reverse climate change, get Medicare for All, end police killings, fight systemic racism, shrink our bloated military — when big money controls our politics and dictates what policies are and aren't enacted.
As Americans are still suffering massive unemployment and the ravages of the pandemic, lobbyists are crawling all over Capitol Hill and the White House is seeking continued subsidies for the rich and for corporations — while demanding an end to supplemental assistance for average working people, the poor, and the unemployed.
It’s corruption in action. And it’s undermining our democracy at every turn.
So how do we get big money out of our politics?
A good starting point can be found in the sweeping reform package known as H.R. 1 — the For the People Act. The bill closes loopholes that favor big corporations and the wealthy, makes it easier for all of us to vote, and strengthens the power of small donors through public financing of elections.
These are just a few examples of tangible solutions that already exist to rein in unprecedented corruption and stop America’s slide toward oligarchy — but there’s much more we can and should do. The important thing to remember is that the big money takeover of our democracy prevents us from advancing all of the policies we need to overhaul our racist, oppressive system and create a society that works for the many, not the few.
Watch More: Why We Must Get Big Money Out of Politics ►►https://youtu.be/jXh5KSGtcPc
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What the Fact?! Robert Reich Reacts to the RNCFormer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich debunks some of the most egregious lies from the 2020 Republican National Convention.
From pretending the coronavirus pandemic is over to claiming Trump built the "best economy ever," there was no shortage of misinformation and outright falsehoods during the RNC. Reich reacts to the most outrageous whoppers and provides his fact-based rebuttals.
Vote the liar-in-chief and his enablers out in November, and share this video with anyone you think watched this dangerous misinformation parade.
Watch More: Trump’s 40 Biggest Broken Promises Revealed ►► https://youtu.be/Yky9xGsjQTE
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Trump’s 40 Biggest Broken Promises Revealed | Robert ReichFormer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides an updated list of Donald Trump's 40 biggest broken promises.
"I’m not going to have time to go play golf." Trump has visited his golf courses 286 times, costing American taxpayers $140,000,000.
"[COVID will] go away without a vaccine." The virus has killed more than 170,000 Americans, and that number is still climbing.
"I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid." Trump's latest budget includes billions in cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Don’t let the liar-in-chief break any more promises. Vote him out in November, and share this video with a Trump supporter near you.
Watch More: Trump's Failed Coronavirus Response ►►https://youtu.be/x6M6c_4YgyA
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The Post Office Crisis to Come | Robert ReichDonald Trump and Postmaster General DeJoy's sabotage of the United States Postal Service is far from over and Congress must act now to protect the Postal Service & the 2020 election.
Watch more ►► Trump's 2020 Election Strategy in 25 Steps: https://youtu.be/HD2BhCjbId0
Trump openly admitted he was sabotaging the post office to stop people from voting. Now his political stooge postmaster general is basically saying “trust me.”
Sorry, Mr. DeJoy, we don't trust you.
Congress must step in and do four things to protect the Postal Service and the integrity of mail-in voting before it’s too late:
• The Senate must approve the $25 billion in USPS funding passed in the House.
• Force DeJoy to repair all the damage he’s already caused, returning the USPS back to full capacity.
• Fully investigate DeJoy‘s conflicts of interest. DeJoy still has at least a $30 million stake in his former company XPO Logistics, which directly competes with the Postal Service — putting him in a position to profit directly from any loss of Postal Service customers.
• Pass legislation specifically blocking the Postal Service from instituting any changes that would slow mail delivery in the lead-up to November.
Trump and DeJoy will stop at nothing to sabotage the USPS and steal the election — and there’s no telling the damage Trump will wreak if he’s able to swindle a second term.
Call your members of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and demand your representatives take these urgent steps to save the USPS and protect the election. The stakes couldn’t be higher.
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Electing the Biden-Harris Ticket is Just the BeginningElecting the Biden-Harris ticket is just the beginning of the work to overhaul our oppressive system — our real work begins in November, not January, with no apologies, and no patience for delay.
Robert Reich discusses the need for transformational change with Reverend Dr. William Barber II, who lays out five interlocking injustices that undermine the heart and soul of our democracy: systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and religious nationalism.
Rev. Dr. Barber also highlights the need to vote not just on personality and personal decency, but with a transformative agenda in mind that calls for fundamental systems changes
Don't get lost in the minute-by-minute punditry of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Watch More: End the War on the Poor: Robert Reich and Rev. Dr. William Barber ►► https://youtu.be/MC23khr1y_s
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What Do Russia and the United States Have in Common?When you hear the word "oligarchy," what do you think of? Russia? China? Or the United States? We may enjoy some aspects of a democratic society, but over the past 40 years we have slid further and further towards oligarchy. Decades of cutting taxes for the rich, systematically gutting public services and safety nets, and chipping away at worker power has led to the concentration of wealth and political power in the hands of a few at the very top. The only way to overcome the oligarchy and Trump's divide-and-conquer strategy is for the rest of us to unite and win. That means not only working together to ensure the Biden-Kamala ticket defeats Trump, but also that we continue to make transformative demands starting in November, with no patience for delay.
Watch More: Who's Really Looting America ►► https://youtu.be/42yF_ydXMXY
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Elizabeth Warren: Democrats Need to Walk the WalkDon't get lost in the minute-by-minute punditry of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and Senator Elizabeth Warren emphasize why getting big money out of politics must be among the Democrats' top priorities. It's not just massive campaign contributions — it's the armies of lobbyists that descend on Capitol Hill every day, the think tanks that ghostwrite policy, the fat cat donors who can buy all the subsidies and loopholes they ever want. In Warren's estimation, the Democratic Party isn't doing enough to stand up to this corrupting influence, and it must be the first item on their agenda if they hope to reform government to work for the people rather than the richest few.
Watch More: The Most Important Idea of the 2020 Election ►► https://youtu.be/Rfx0TBKuuvY
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Here's Why You Can't Sit This Election OutThere are tens of millions of eligible voters who, for a variety of reasons, don’t participate in elections. Given what a Trump second term would look like, and Trump’s attempts to suppress turnout, everyone who is eligible needs to make a plan to vote now. Here are a few key steps you should all take to make sure your voice is heard this November:
1. Check your voter registration status by visiting this page. There, you can find your state or local election office for more detailed instructions on how to confirm your status: www.usa.gov/election-office
2. Confirm the deadline to register to vote in your state by visiting this page: http://bit.ly/election-deadlines-2020
3. Verify your state’s guidelines for requesting and submit a mail-in ballot using this resource put together by Axios: http://bit.ly/how-to-vote-2020
4. Use the same site to confirm if your state allows you to drop off your mail-in ballot at a local elections office before November 3rd.
5. Make a plan to vote, and vote early if you can — given Trump's attacks on the USPS, allow more time than you think to ensure your ballot gets counted.
6. Tell everyone you know to do the same.
This is our chance to stop our slide towards fascism. We can't pass it up.
Watch More: What if Everyone Voted? ►► https://youtu.be/FABvXpUpd8E
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Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod Did the Math on Vote by Mail FraudTAKE ACTION: https://represent.us/how-to-vote-2020/
We did the math: vote-by-mail fraud is extremely rare. Jennifer Lopez, A-Rod, Chelsea Handler, and others walk you through how rare it actually is.
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The Drunk History of Absentee VotingDerek Waters and Steve Berg put together one last Drunk History in support of our work at RepresentUs to raise awareness for safe and secure voting.
Protect the 2020 election. Join us: https://www.represent.us
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Broadway Star Erich Bergen sings to save the USPSBroadway Star Erich Bergen sings an original song to #SaveTheUSPS during the United to Save the Vote gala August 30th, 2020.
Jamie Foxx wants you to vote absenteeJamie Foxx has a very special message for you about voting absentee--you can do it without leaving your HOUSE!
Star-Studded Event Raises $2 Million to Save Our Election | United to Save the Vote😎 Still recovering from an incredible night. We hit our $2 million goal!
Thanks to the generous support of Americans around the country, we've met this goal. And thank you Ed Helms, JLo, A-Rod, Jennifer Lawrence, Alicia Keys, Sia, Zooey Deschanel and so many others for showing up to support our right to vote safely this November.
Join the movement to make voting safe in November at https://www.represent.us
Sia | Bird Set Free Live Performance for RepresentUsBreathtaking! Sia sang Bird Set Free in support of American's right to vote safe in the 2020 election. She was among dozens of stars who added their voice and star power to #SaveTheVote at the RepresentUs United to Save the Vote gala. #votelikeits2020
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LIVESTREAM | RepresentUs - UNITED TO SAVE THE VOTEA Fiercely Nonpartisan Virtual Gala to Protect the 2020 Election
Join our movement and help us protect Americans' right to vote: https://www.represent.us
George Lopez will be at United to Save the VoteRSVP now at www.represent.us/SaveTheVote
"We have to vote like our lives depend on it!" Join George Lopez and other incredible guests this Sunday for #VoteLikeIts2020: United to Save the Vote – a virtual evening of comedy and music to protect the 2020 election from the challenges of COVID-19.
United to Save the Votewww.represent.us/SavetheVote
Political operatives are spreading disinformation about how you can vote safely in the 2020 election – and it's working. A majority of Americans doubt the results of the election before the vote has even happened. We need to act NOW to save the election.
Join us this Sunday, August 30th, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT to learn how we can fight disinformation, ensure all voters have safe and secure voting options, and instill trust in the results. We'll have voting experts, election officials, comedy, and some of the world's biggest stars, like Sia, Dave Matthews, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lawrence, and more.
Ed Helms will host United to Save the VoteRSVP: www.represent.us/SaveTheVote
This Sunday, August 30th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, we’re hosting a Zoom call with an incredible lineup of stars to talk about how all Americans can vote safely in the upcoming 2020 election. Ed Helms is hosting this evening of comedy and music. RSVP now to secure your spot at #VoteLikeIts2020: United to Save the Vote.
Renaldo Pearson Speaker ReelRenaldo Pearson is the Director of External Affairs for RepresentUs, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, bringing together conservatives, independents, and progressives to pass anti-corruption laws across the country. He recently walked over 700-miles and 1.5-million steps (culminating with a sit-in and his arrest on the Capitol steps) to break the silence on the emergency that is our broken and corrupt democracy — ultimately helping to secure the pledges of 16 presidential candidates, so far, to #FixDemocracyFirst if elected in 2020.
In 2018, RepresentUs helped pass 23 anti-corruption measures at the state and local level — more than at any point in U.S. history. Before joining forces with RepresentUs, Renaldo led Democracy Spring from protest (#FixDemocracyFirst) to legislation (#HR1), and at the inaugural Unrig the System Summit in 2018, he introduced “The 7 Deadly Sins of American Democracy” as a new framework for our movement — which global think tank and government corruption watchdog Transparency International has since credited for becoming “a touchstone for thousands of anti-corruption and pro-democracy activists around the country.”
Before making a full-time commitment to this movement, he served as the youngest college administrator and Social Engineer-in-Residence at Harvard University. Born in DC, Renaldo received his BA in Political Science from Morehouse College and now serves on the boards of Voter Choice Massachusetts, Free Speech TV, SMART Elections, and Unite America. He was a 2019 recipient of the National Citizen Leadership Award — following his 700-mile #Democracy911 Walk — and he’s featured in award-winning filmmaker Josh Tickell’s book and film, The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save America and the World (Before It’s Too Late).
How one man restored voting rights to 1.6 million peopleLearn more about our broken political system and join the movement to fix it: www.represent.us/solve-the-problem
After serving time in prison, Desmond was denied the right to vote in Florida. Instead of giving up, he went on to lead the largest expansion of voting rights in half a century. Desmond Meade is proof that one person really can make a difference.
Why We Need to Break Up AmazonStacy Mitchell, Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, explains why Amazon is too big to regulate without restructuring.
Rep. David Cicilline on Big Tech's Ability to Pick Winners and LosersRepresentative David Cicilline, chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, discusses the anticompetitive strategies used by companies like Amazon and Facebook to protect their power.
How Amazon's Monopoly Power Harms People of ColorMaurice BP-Weeks, Co-Executive Director of ACRE, explains how Amazon’s monopoly power helps to perpetuate poor racial justice outcomes.
Amazon Profits at the Expense of Our CommunitiesLauren Jacobs, Executive Director of The Partnership For Working Families and member of the Athena Coalition, explains why we are in a “code red” moment and must take action to reign in Amazon’s power.
ILSR Research Cited in Congressional Hearing on Monopoly Power in TechOn July 29, 2020, the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee held a hearing investigating monopoly power in online platforms, featuring testimony from the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
During the hearing, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon referenced findings in ILSR's "Amazon's Monopoly Tollbooth" report to interrogate Jeff Bezos about how Amazon is extracting increasingly more from small businesses.
Composting at Home: An Introduction to the BasicsAre you sheltering-in-place at home? Looking for a way to recycle your food scraps? Interested in producing your own “black gold” for your yard or garden? Need an activity to do with your children? Want to avoid greenhouse gases from landfills and incinerators and store carbon in local soils?
Learn how to home compost!
Webinar led by Brenda Platt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Rhonda Sherman of North Carolina State University.
Amazon's Growing Political InfluenceILSR's Stacy Mitchell explains Amazon's growing power in DC in this clip from PBS Frontline's "Amazon Empire" documentary.
Amazon Wants to be Our Commerce InfrastructureILSR's Stacy Mitchell explains how Amazon is making itself part of our commerce infrastructure in this clip from PBS Frontline's "Amazon Empire" documentary.
Amazon's Long Term Monopoly StrategyILSR's Stacy Mitchell talks about Amazon's long term plans to gain market power in this clip from PBS Frontline's "Amazon Empire" documentary.
Webinar: Equitable Community SolarA discussion about establishing community solar programs that center marginalized communities and those disenfranchised by racial, economic, and social inequity.
For more information, see our recent report: https://ilsr.org/report-designing-community-solar-programs-that-promote-racial-and-economic-equity/
Community Choice Energy: Enabling Communities to Center People and PlanetIn this webinar, ILSR's John Farrell explains where, how, and why community choice energy policies are gaining popularity, and the many benefits they offer, including the accelerated adoption of renewable energy. For more information, check out ILSR's recent report: https://ilsr.org/report-community-choice-energy/
Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: Carbon Farming Trials in ColoradoOur Compost Climate Connections webinar series features the crucial role of compost to protect the climate.
Compost is an essential ingredient in carbon farming as it provides soil both organic matter and beneficial microbes. For the fifth webinar of the series, we are joined by Dan Matsch of Eco-Cycle and Mark Easter of Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL). In Boulder County, Colorado, Eco-Cycle and NREL have established carbon farming pilot projects to adapt the science used in the Marin Carbon Project in California for the Rocky Mountain climate. This webinar will explore two of the pilot projects now underway in Boulder County and City of Boulder agricultural open space. In both projects, compost application is one of five treatments being measured.
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All the California 2020 ballot Propositions below. Prop.14 to Prop. 25. What they mean.California 2020 ballot propositions
November 3, 2020:
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Proposition 14 Bonds Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute
CICA Proposition 15 Taxes Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on market value and dedicates revenue
LRCA Proposition 16 Affirmative Action Repeals Proposition 209 (1996), which says that the state cannot discriminate or grant preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education, or contracting
LRCA Proposition 17 Suffrage Restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole
LRCA Proposition 18 Suffrage Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections
LRCA Proposition 19 Taxes Changes tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules
CISS Proposition 20 Law Enforcement Makes changes to policies related to criminal sentencing charges, prison release, and DNA collection
CISS Proposition 21 Housing Expands local governments' power to use rent control
CISS Proposition 22 Business Considers app-based drivers to be independent
contractors and enacts several labor policies related to app-based companies
CISS Proposition 23 Healthcare Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close
CISS Proposition 24 Business Expands the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA
VR Proposition 25 Trials Replaces cash bail with risk assessments for suspects awaiting trial
California 2020 ballot propositions
On Proposition 22, Uber and Lyft have paid $180 million to buy your vote California. They have failed to pay $413 million into the State Unemployment Fund. Who bailed them out during the Pandemic? You did. As a driver, please do not trust their TV ads. This is all about their Gig Company greed. These companies also do not pau taxes. Their patents are registered offshore. They pay nothing into the CA system. They ship customer service jobs over to the Phillipines instead of creating jobs here in the USA.
They have misclassified millions of drivers worldwide. PLEASE stand with us and VOTE NO on Prop. 22
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With driver AbstractEcho Jimy in Long Beach discussing his amazing art. Thank you for the gift.WHAT IS “LINEAR FUSION ART”?
Each piece is a 3D abstract sculpture created from cast acrylic (Plexiglass) sheet, monofilament line….and sometimes, whatever Jimy is inspired to add (like the eagle carrying a crystal ball in photo #2). The finished piece is suitable for displaying in any home or office.
HOW ARE THEY MADE?
Each acrylic panel (one side of the frame) is cut to required dimensions. A predetermined number of 1/16 inch, specifically spaced holes are individually drilled through each panel. Any additional required cutting, drilling or routing on the panels is also performed at this stage. The edges of the panels go through a six-stage process of sanding and polishing for the best clarity and luster. The panels are then fused together at the joints and are allowed to cure for a minimum of 24 hours.
Once the joints have cured, line is fed through the holes and woven throughout the frame, usually in a predetermined pattern. It’s all straight lines. In many cases, special tools are required to aid in the weaving process.
One full weave takes about an hour to complete. Each piece takes a minimum of 12 hours from start to finish (curing time not included). All of Jimy’s art pieces are infused with Reiki energy.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Currently working as a Certified Reiki Practitioner, Voice-Over Talent/Voice Actor, and Abstract Artist out of Los Angeles, Jimy has always been fascinated with the arts despite the fact that he couldn’t draw a convincing stick figure to save his life. He has performed in high school, college and community theater productions, has worked as a professional magician, a magic teacher, a Magic Consultant for local community theatre groups and currently performs as a bassist and drummer (not at the same time, of course) in local rock bands.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
As a magician in the early 1980s, Jimy wasn’t satisfied with the magicians’ tables that were available on the market so he decided to create his own contemporary tables out of acrylic. That is where he learned, through the school of hard knocks, how to work with acrylics. Once other magicians saw his first table there were many requests for Jimy to build tables for them as well…. So many requests that he started his own product line of various magicians’ tables, “The Concept Tables”. That quickly expanded into creating Bible/dictionary bridges, furniture, custom aquariums and even custom guitar pick guards…. Yep, you read that right. Ya can’t make this stuff up, folks. So, he started his own business “Creative Concepts Acrylic Design”. Jimy still works with acrylics today but on a smaller scale with the art pieces you see here.
One day, Jimy had an image stuck in his head and he was bored, (there’s a dangerous combination) so he wanted to see if he could create this image in tangible form. He took some of the scrap acrylic left over from other previous projects and went to work to duplicate this crazy vision. Well, to Jimy’s surprise, it actually worked! The end result is what Jimy eventually dubbed “Linear Fusion Art” which is what you see here and he has many fresh, new ideas for future pieces percolating in that twisted mind of his.
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