Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Policy

The place was martiallawville, two thousand and one, and every where I looked, I saw people with guns, standing on the corners in uniform, full of torture devices if you stray from the norm. Hey bloggers, being that I am on the topic of police in these last couple of blahg postings, those are the first few words of my No Police State song that I wrote. And I call myself No Police State Girl during my blogaholic days. And No Police State Girls blog is about everything No Police State and other random thoughts. And every so often I find myself blah blogging about a No Police State. And what's a police state anyway? A state of police? And so when I came across another blog on MyBlogLog out there in the internetland blogosphere, I thought that this blog sort of reads like mine, one of those wanna be save the world blogs, maybe. And I was asked to write a post for this blog to try and attempt to answer this very same question. What is a Police State in New York. And that blog exchange post thing sort of never happened and so I thought to post this passage on my blog anyway as a result. Well, I am not exactly quite sure what a police state in New York is but I do think it has sometyhing to do with a state of police and that New York could reflect the State of the world. And I am an artist living in New York's Lower East Side, and I see police wherever and whenever I wander the streets around town. And what's up with all of those police and surveillance cameras being everywhere every single step of a journey outside. Is life in New York and even the world like George Orwell's nineteen eighty four novel. And it's not that I have some sort of thing with the Police, its the police and those weapons and torture devices that they carry around. Is it possible that all of the police in the world could be police without guns and torture devices? Is that a utopian thought. Is another world possible? And this leads me to think about other thoughts about guns and gun violence again, and I could copy my blog posts over and over in my appeal to end gun violence. Guns are the worst invention of an industry ever. If only guns could be abolished from every human being on the face of planet earth, and banned from all forms of advertising in news media, television, newspapers, commercials, clothing and any other form of media that influences culture. And if only that, is it the fourth amendment, of the constitution could be rewritten to say the right to bear sticks and stones instead of guns, as if property is worth more than people. Wouldn't there be less trouble in the world if guns didn't exist. And this is a story that has been told yesterday, is told today and will be told tomorrow in the seemingly never ending cycle of the beast that feeds upon itself, that another person has lost their life to gun violence. And in other thoughts yet again, what are all of those headlines about "New York City Police begin toting submachine guns on subways" that have been in the news the past couple of days. Hugh? Hasn't the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority thought up enough ways to terrorize its riders going their way already with its prerecorded "If you see something, say something" messages, and its random bag searches, and its cameras everywhere, and those police with attack dogs. Who are the terrorists here? Isn't it possible for the subway and bus fares to be free and that Police, or at least their guns and attack weapons could disappear from the NYC MTA. Can the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority free its riders from oppression. It seems as if humanity is losing its civil rights in the name of security at the speed of light. And now one must be intimidated in fear and pretend that one can not possibly be machine gunned to death simply for going their way. Does Wikipedia have an entry for this as an explanation. What would Gandhi have to say about this. Is there hope for the world and society. Where is the world headed. No one is free when others are oppressed. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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勤)今(13)日發布 酒店上班重大訊息,包美及子公司璞建設合 寒假打工計以100億元價格出售集團所擁有亞百貨大樓B1、B2、1~2F及6~1 暑假打工4-1F,共14個樓層、約12826建坪予邦人壽,其中勤處分收益約14.14億元 酒店PT,璞建設處分利益約28.4億元,勤美可依持股比例60.88%認列。


勤表示,集團早在2006年3月起 禮服酒店,由旗下璞真建設開始購買亞百貨的不良債權,後又陸續在2007年底向台產資產管理股份有限公司以21.82億元取得1~2F產權;2008年3月透過法院公開標售,以37.168億元 兼差取得6~14-1F共10個樓層的產權;其後又在2008年5月法院公開標售B1及B2兩個樓 打工層時,以16.69億元承受而取得其所有權,並在2009年4月開出第一張美的發票。


美說,耗時3年多的整合,終讓 台北酒店經紀亞百貨大樓成為一棟沒有不良債權陰影的商業大樓,並以處分的方式實現其整合利益,可以看出美轉型成多 酒店經紀角化的地產開發商的苦心及整合能力。


美指出,環百貨大樓地處 酒店打工辦公室租金最高區域之ㄧ的敦北商圈,又因松山機場及小巨蛋,有著極高的國際能見度;加上施工中的捷運松山線、及即將開幕的台北金融中心及東方文華 酒店兼差酒店,實為台北市內獨一無二的地標性的建築。


勤表示,以100億元的價格處分 酒店兼職給邦人壽,對勤集團來說,除可以獲取不錯的整合利益,更樂見新東家得以繼續享有及整合敦北商圈發展未來的 酒店工作增值空間,可以說是一個雙方都滿意的結果。


原環生活購物廣場自6月中開始舉辦亞結束的更喝花酒名大拍賣,該檔次將在8月23日告一段落。雖然勤已將大樓出售,但仍將在8月底斥資千萬進行大樓交際應酬局部修繕及改良,美原負責該棟樓管理的子公司—勤正物業管理公司也仍將繼續負責該棟樓的現場管理及招商,粉味商場部份將依工程進度封館至多一週後,9月4日再度開幕正常營運,原辦公室承租戶及進駐廠商的營運及權益不受到影響。


在獲利認列的部份,勤可認列直接持有B1及B2的處分收益酒店喝酒約為14.14億元,璞建設所有的其他12個樓層預估處分利益約28.4億元,勤可依持股比例60.88%認列。


勤表示,董事會同時通過美集團、璞真建設將 酒店先捐出1000萬元響應莫拉克颱風台灣災民的急難救助。
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