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Sightseeing: Palisades Park in Santa Monica . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 17 February 2016; published on 21 June 2019

Dear Ones,

Here are photos from Palisades Park in Santa Monica, California, near the Santa Monica Bay and the Santa Monica Pier …

Image: “Santa Monica 1: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 1: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 2: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 2: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 3: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 3: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 4: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 4: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 5: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 5: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 6: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 6: Succulent,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 7: Santa Monica Bay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 7: Santa Monica Bay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 8: Succulents,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 8: Succulents,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 9: Succulents,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 9: Succulents,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 10: Eucalyptus Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 10: Eucalyptus Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 11: Succulents,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 11: Succulents,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 12: Eucalyptus Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 12: Eucalyptus Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 13: Santa Monica Bay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 13: Santa Monica Bay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 14: Sailboat on Santa Monica Bay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 14: Sailboat on Santa Monica Bay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 16: Palm Bark,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 16: Palm Bark,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 17: Santa Monica Pier,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 17: Santa Monica Pier,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 18: Palm Bark,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 18: Palm Bark,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 19: Palm Bark,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 19: Palm Bark,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 20: Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 20: Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 21: Bird of Paradise,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 21: Bird of Paradise,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 22: Bird of Paradise,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 22: Bird of Paradise,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 23: Santa Monica Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 23: Santa Monica Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 24: Tree Trunks,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 24: Tree Trunks,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 25: Tree Trunks,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 25: Tree Trunks,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 26: Eucalyptus,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 26: Eucalyptus,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 27: Santa Monica Pier – Pacific Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 27: Santa Monica Pier – Pacific Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 28: Tree Trunk,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 28: Tree Trunk,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 29: Misty Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 29: Misty Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 30: Misty Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica 30: Misty Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 17 February 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

The video taken that day is here … Link: “The Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes near the Santa Monica Bay,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 17 February 2016; published on 13 April 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4Yi ..

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Call to Action for the FBI: Desperado Towns and Rogue Counties in the United States . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 28 September 2018; published on October 1 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a Call to Action requesting FBI travel risk ratings for United States tourists in the United States. After the video is an edited Summary of the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

 Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

This is a Call to Action for … I guess it is the FBI … the Secret Service in the United States.

Some years ago I noticed, online, on “The World Factbook” …

Link: “The World Factbook,” by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ ..

… descriptions of various countries in the world, and recommendations for United States tourists regarding the perils involved in travel to those countries. There was a rating scale regarding perilousness in travel to foreign countries. I do not know if that is still online in the CIA’s “World Factbook Factbook” for tourists today, but it was a wonderful service for tourists, I feel. I see that similar information for tourists is now located here …

Link: “Travel Risk Ratings,” by Harvard Global Support Services …  https://www.globalsupport.harvard.edu/travel-tools/risk-ratings#Afghanistan … Includes International SOS country profiles and State Department travel advisories.

… I had a notion regarding the FBI, and a similar service for United States tourists: It seems to me, from a clair perspective, that there may be a few towns in the United States … or possibly, counties … where the rule of law and order is not what a tourist might anticipate.

If there are such towns, it might be helpful to have a trustworthy list of places to avoid, or of activities to avoid in those places, here in the United States. And who better to do that than the FBI?

Just as background, it seems to me that there are towns, here in the United States … and elsewhere in the world … for which the local populace … the local ‘ethos’, you might say … is such that law-abidingness is less valued … especially with regard to local people’s actions towards people who are just passing through … than might be the case in other towns and locales.

Sometimes the people in a place are used to things just the way they are. They may never have traveled to other towns. They may not know about the standards of law-abidingness that are held to even in counties in the next state.  So for whatever reason,  it is not as safe to be there, if you are a stranger, as it would otherwise be.

For whatever reason …

  • whether because of the low level of the economy there (because it is hard to get by there),
  • because perhaps there is a tradition of elevating non-law-abidingness in that locale that is held to by everyone in the town …

… whatever the reason, it may be impossible … at this time, and in this space … for the people in that locale to change.

I feel that a slowdown in the income stream from tourists to these locales would be very telling. It would be more of an argument to the local people, to make that change to a more conventional law enforcement agenda, than anything else.

Money talks, and so I feel that an FBI list, advising tourists along these lines, would have short-term and long-term benefits …

  • Short-term benefits, in terms of safety for tourists,
  • And long-term benefits, in terms of greater uniformity regarding enforcement of law codes accepted in most of the United States.

Well, that is it for tonight. God bless you all, and may your travels through these great United States be all that you hope they might be.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Travels: Buckhorn Fountain . Douglas City, CA . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 26 February 2016; published on 14 April 2016

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Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Dear Ones,

An historic stone fountain once located near Buckhorn Summit on Route 299 in California. In 2015 it was moved to the Moon Lee rest area near Douglas City, California …

The fountain features a sink fed by a local spring, where water can be gathered for a cooler or a car radiator. On the lower left is a step for children to clamber up, so they can drink from the faucet. On the lower right is a stone bowl that can be filled so that a dog or horse can have a drink of water.

Ingenious, long lasting, and very practical, I feel. I hope this will be inspiration for the building of many more such fountains.

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Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0 

Here is what the above sign on the fountain says …

“Stone fountains were built in the 1930s as part of a highway beautification program that also developed roadside picnic facilities, public campgrounds, vista points, and rock walls.

“This fountain originally sat on the west side of Buckhorn Summit on State Route 299 in Shasta County. It was gravity-fed from a spring above the highway providing radiator and drinking water to travelers. This simple design includes a step on one side to allow children to reach the drinking spout while the other side has a built-in basin so dogs can drink.”

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Buckhorn Fountain 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 14 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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The Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes near the Santa Monica Bay . Compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 17 February 2016; published on 13 April 2016
Full Title: The Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes near the Santa Monica Bay. Imaged and Compiled by Alice B. Clagett

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Credits

Dear Ones,

Here is a musical collaboration featuring the music of Chris Zabriskie and some stills from a park on the cliffs overlooking the Santa Monica Bay and the Santa Monica Pier in California.

As there are no words, the Summary contains only the Credits … 

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Credits
Video imaged and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0
Music: “Cylinder Three” from the album “Cylinders” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0
Location: Palisades Park, Santa Monica, California
17 February 2016

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Most of the images from the video are amongst those here … Link: “Sightseeing: Palisades Park in Santa Monica,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 17 February 2016; published on 21 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dlb ..

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