DAY 20 OF HUNGER STRIKE, FIGHTING A 100% CORRUPT SYSTEM, TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND!

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 01:53.
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DAY 20 (12-09-12) OF FIGHT AGAINST A 100% CORRUPT POLITICAL SYSTEM IN CLEVELAND OHIO LED BY MAYOR JACKSON & COUNCILMAN SWEENEY WHERE THE MEDIA IS IN BED WITH CITY HALL – WITH AN INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE, NOW NEARING END OF THIRD WEEK, -- BY 70-YEAR OLD SIKH-AMERICAN FIGHTING TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, OHIO  -- AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM.

DESTROYING AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY!

WEIGHT LOSS = 19 POUNDS. CURRENT WEIGHT = 119 POUNDS. SPIRITS ARE HIGH!

NOT-BREAKING NEWS!
70-YEAR OLD SIKH-AMERICAN IS HOLED UP IN HIS HOUSE – SURROUNDED BY HIS SEVEN CATS. HE IS ON A HUNGER STRIKE SINCE NOVEMBER 20, 2012.  AS OF 12-09-12 – HE HAS HAS NOT EATEN FOR 20 DAYS AND HAS LOST 19 POUNDS. WANTS TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM. SIKH-AMERICAN SAYS – A HUNGER STRIKE IS A CRY FOR JUSTICE WHEN DUE PROCESS IS DENIED TO CITIZENS WHO HAVE NEITHER POWER NOR WEALTH. SAYS CITY HALL HAS COMMITTED GROSS IRREGULARITIES: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS – AND THEY SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED!

ABOVE STORY HAS NOT BEEN COVERED FOR THE PAST 20 DAYS BY
LOCAL TV STATIONS – 3(NBC), 5(ABC), 8(FOX), AND 19(CBS) BUT HAS BEEN COVERED FIVE TIMES BY INDIAN ETV NETWORK – 8,000 MILES AWAY!
WHAT A WORLD? AMERICAN DEMOCRACY – CLEVELAND STYLE!

WE KNOW THE PLAIN DEALER IS IN BED WITH CITY HALL!
ARE CLEVELAND’S BROADCAST CHANNELS:
3(NBC), 5(ABC), 8(FOX), AND 19(CBS) – ALSO IN BED WITH CITY HALL?

BREAKING NEWS!
70-YEAR OLD SIKH-AMERICAN SEEN DEMONSTRATING WITH HIS “HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL SIGNS” ON TOP OF THE VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE STRUCTURE! REFUSES TO COME DOWN! WANTS TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL – AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM. SIKH-AMERICAN SAYS – A HUNGER STRIKE IS A CRY FOR JUSTICE WHEN DUE PROCESS IS DENIED TO CITIZENS WHO HAVE NEITHER POWER NOR WEALTH. SAYS CITY HALL HAS COMMITTED GROSS IRREGULARITIES : COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS – AND THEY SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED!
ALL LOCAL TV STATIONS -- 3(NBC), 5(ABC), 8(FOX), AND 19(CBS) RUSH TO COVER BREAKING NEWS! TRULY AMAZING!

THE PLAIN DEALER IS NOT INVESTIGATING CITY HALL:
THE PLAIN DEALER -- OHIO'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER -- TALKS ABOUT HONESTY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, CLARITY, AND TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC OFFICIALS -- IS IN BED WITH CITY HALL -- AND WILL NOT INVESTIGATE IRREGULARITIES: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, AND DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS  -- IN THE $50 MILLION JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

TERRANCE C. Z. EGGER, PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER, OF THE PLAIN DEALER HAS NOT RESPONDED TO THE REQUEST, DESPITE TWO E-MAILS, TO ASSIGN A REPORTER TO INVESTIGATE CITY HALL!

SO FAR, MR. EGGER, HAS ALSO NOT REPONDED TO TWO E-MAILS AND CERTIFIED LETTERS DEALING WITH THE HONESTY OF HIS REPORTERS IN COVERING THE GROSS INJUSTICE METED OUT TO OVER 2,400 PETITIONERS BY CITY HALL IN THE SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CAMPAIGN, AND AN EXPLANATION ABOUT THE DELETED COMMENTS AND WHY I WAS KICKED OUT OF CLEVELAND. COM FOR STATING THAT MAYOR JACKSON & OTHERS WERE NOT HONEST & TRUSTWORTHY?

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING PREVIOUS REALNEO POST FOR MORE DETAILS ON INVESTIGATE CITY HALL:
“PLAIN DEALER IS IN BED WITH CITY HALL AND WILL NOT INVESTIGATE IRREGULARITIES IN THE $50 MILLION JOHN MARSHALL HS CONST. PROJECT!”

ALSO, SEE THE FOLLOWING POST:
“70-YEAR OLD SIKH AMERICAN CANNOT POST COMMENTS IN THE PLAIN DEALER PERTAINING TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT HIM & SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HS!” WHERE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS MADE:

I CANNOT POST COMMENTS ON AN ARTICLE ABOUT ME IN THE PLAIN DEALER – OHIO’S LARGEST NEWSPAPER -- OF SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2012 – BECAUSE THE PLAIN DEALER NOT ONLY DELETED ALL MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS BUT ALSO KICKED ME OUT BECAUSE I WROTE THAT MAYOR JACKSON AND OTHERS WERE NOT HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY!
AMERICAN DEMOCRACY – CLEVELAND, OHIO STYLE!
THIS CAN ONLY HAPPEN IN CLEVELAND, OHIO!

MAYOR JACKSON:
MAYOR JACKSON OF CLEVELAND, OHIO HAS SAID: I HAVE “NEVER LIED TO YOU”!

THE PLAIN DEALER – OF CLEVELAND – OHIO’S LARGEST NEWSPAPER WANTS PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO BE HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY, ACCOUNTABLE, CLEAR, AND TRANSPARENT!

SO, HAVE MAYOR JACKSON, COUNCILMAN SWEENEY, CEO GORDON OF THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, DENISE LINK – CHAIR. BOARD OF EDUCATION, JENNIFER COLEMAN -- CHAIR OF THE CLEVELAND LANDMARKS (DEMOLITION) COMMISSION, ROBERT VILKAS --CHIEF ARCHITECT OF THE CITY OF CLEVELAND (WITH THE TITLE OF MANAGER OF ARCHITECTURE), COUNCILMAN BRANCATELLI, AND COUNCILWOMAN CLEVELAND -- BEEN HONEST ON THE $50 MILLION JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LOCATED IN CLEVELAND, OHIO?

IF THEY HAVE BEEN HONEST – THEN WHY ARE THEY NOT PROVIDING
WRITTEN RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS ON THE $50 MILLION JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ALL IN THE CONTEXT OF MAYOR JACKSON’S STATEMENT  I HAVE “NEVER LIED TO YOU” AND                                  THE PLAIN DEALER’S CALL FOR HONESTY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, CLARITY, AND TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC OFFICIALS!

THE QUESTIONS (INCLUDED IN A 120-PAGE DOCUMENT) WERE SENT VIA E-MAIL AND CERTIFIED MAIL ON NOVEMBER 8, 2012, REMINDERS WERE ALSO PROVIDED VIA E-MAIL ON NOVEMEBER 12, 14, 15, 16, AND 17, 2012, AND VIA CERTIFIED MAIL ON NOVEMBER 15, 2012.  A RESPONSE WAS REQUESTED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012 AT THE LATEST – AND NONE WAS PROVIDED!

THE QUESTIONS PERTAIN TO GROSS IRREGULARITIES: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, AND DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS ON THE $50 MILLION JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT!

ALSO, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DID NOT ACT IN GOOD FAITH WITH OVER 2,400 PETITIONERS WHO WANT TO SAVE JOHN MARSHALL BY RENOVATING THE HIGH SCHOOL INCLUDONG THE AUDITORIUM, UNDERGROUND RUNNING TRACKS, AND SWIMMING POOL.

HUNGER STRIKE & GOVERNOR KASICH:
A HUNGER STRIKE IS A CRY FOR JUSTICE WHEN DUE PROCESS IS DENIED TO CITIZENS WHO HAVE NEITHER POWER NOR WEALTH!

HUNGER STRIKE TO SAVE HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL STARTED ON NOVEMBER 20, 2012 AT 12:01 A.M. AND WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY UNLESS THE DEMAND IS MET!

THE DEMAND IS THAT GOVERNOR KASICH OF OHIO ORDER THE CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CEASE & DESIST FROM DEMOLISHING HISTORIC 80-YEAR OLD JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE OF GROSS IRREGULARITIES COMMITTED: COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, & DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS!

THREE CERTIFIED LETTERS (DATED OCTOBER 8, 2012; NOVEMBER 8, 2012 & NOVEMEBER 20, 2012) WERE SENT TO GOVERNOR KASICH!

PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS:
SO FAR, I HAVE I HAVE LOST 19 POUNDS. AT THE START, I WEIGHED 138 POUNDS. I LOST 2 POUNDS ON THE 18TH DAY – THE HIGHEST WEIGHT LOSS RATE SINCE THE FIRST DAY – WHEN I LOST 5 POUNDS – BECAUSE I WAS VERY ACTIVE ON THE FIRST DAY. ON THE 20TH DAY I DID NOT LOSE ANY ADDITIONAL WEIGHT – WHICH I FIND VERY STRANGE – I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS LATER IN THIS SECTION.

WHILE I FEEL WEAK – I AM STILL ABLE TO DO CHORES AROUND THE HOUSE AND TAKE CARE OF OUR PETS. I WORK VERY VERY SLOWLY – SO AS NOT TO WASTE ENERGY.

I SLEPT A LOT ON THE SECOND DAY – BECAUSE I WAS VERY TIRED ON THE FIRST DAY. ON THE THIRD & 4TH DAY – I DID NOT SLEEP THAT MUCH.
I FIND LYING IN BED IS VERY RELAXING – WITH OUR CATS ALL AROUND -- NOW THAT I HAVE AN EXCUSE NOT TO GET UP.

WHENEVER I FEEL TIRED, I TAKE A NAP AND AFTERWORDS I FEEL VERY RELAXED AND ENERGIZED. I WOULD LIKE TO GO OUT AND DEMONSTRATE FOR HOURS – BUT I KNOW I WILL WASTE A LOT OF ENERGY.

I DRINK LOTS OF WATER – IT FILLS UP MY STOMACH – AND GIVES A VERY REFRESHING FEELING.  I AM TAKING VITAMIN PILLS AND SALT.

ALSO, I WASH MYSELF IN THE MORNING – USING WET PAPER TOWELS AND CHANGE MY CLOTHES. THIS REFRESHES ME FOR THE DAY. I AM AFRAID OF TAKING A BATH – FOR FEAR OF FALLING DOWN.

GOING ON A HUNGER STRIKE CAN BE BORING – SO I SPEND AS MUCH OF MY WAKING TIME POSTING ON FACEBOOK (SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL GROUP) AND MY BLOG AT REALNEO. USUALLY THE POSTS ARE FAIRLY DETAILED AND REQUIRE MULTIPLE DRAFTS. I HAVE FOUND WRITING ON THE COMPUTER VERY RELAXING – AND DURING MY WAKING HOURS – THIS ACTIVITY CONSUMES MOST OF TIME.

I CONTINUE TO BE IN HIGH SPIRITS. I HAVE ALSO BEEN OUT ON FOUR DAYS IN THE FIRST WEEK – I WALK SLOWLY AND SIT DOWN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WHEN I AM STANDING – I GET TIRED EASILY. ON THE 3RD AND 4TH DAYS WHEN I WENT OUT – I LEFT MY TRAVELING CART & ALL THE SIGNS I USE IN MY DEMONSTRATIONS BEHIND – FOR THE FIRST TIME – IN NEARLY 18 MONTHS. IT FELT SO STRANGE -- THE CART HAS BEEN MY CONSTANT COMPANION – AND I MISSED IT. BUT NOW I HAVE TO CONSERVE ENERGY – AND I CANNOT AFFORD HAULING A HEAVY CART.

I ALSO WENT OUT ON THE – THE NINTH DAY – I WALKED VERY SLOWLY. IT TOOK ME 40 MINUTES TO WALK TO THE BUS STOP – WHICH I NORMALLY CAN DO IN HALF THE TIME.

I ALSO STEPPED OUTSIDE ON THE 10TH DAY – IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE -- WAVING MY SIGNS – AND SURPRISINGLY A FEW OF THE CARS HONKED. I WAS ABLE TO GET A FRIENDLY PEDESTRIAN TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ME.

ON THE 11TH DAY – I WENT OUTSIDE FOR 30 MINUTES. I WALKED ALONG COOLEY AVE, WAVING MY SIGNS – I WALKED VERY VERY SLOWLY – TO WEST 130TH STREET.  I DEMONSTRATED FOR A SHORT WHILE – AND VERY QUICKLY GOT WORN OUT. A FEW OF THE CARS HONKED. MOST – JUST WHIZZED BY – TOTALLY UNAWARE THAT A HUNGER STRIKE WAS IN PROGRESS. HUNGER STRIKES ARE NOT PART OF THE LOCAL CULTURE.

ON THE 13TH DAY - A FRIEND GAVE ME A RIDE AND WE FIRST WENT TO GIANT EAGLE TO PICK UP EXTRA COPIES OF THE SUNDAY PLAIN DEALER (WITH THE ARTICLE ON JMHS) AND SIX JUGS OF WATER. SHE HELPED CARRY THE WATER. LATER SHE DROVE ME TO THE NURSING FACILITY WHERE MY WIFE IS RECOVERING. MY WIFE, WHO IS IRISH, IS TOUGH AS NAILS, AND APPROVES OF WHAT I AM DOING – EVEN THOUGH GIVEN A CHOICE SHE WOULD RATHER THAT I NOT GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE. BUT SHE ALSO KNOWS THAT A GRAVE INJUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE – AND IT HAS TO BE CHALLENGED – OTHERWISE MY SOUL WILL NOT BE AT REST.

ON THE 14TH, 15TH, AND 16TH DAYS – I WAS BUSY WRITING ALL DAY. I TOOK A 2-HOUR NAP IN THE EVENING. AFTER A NAP – SOMETIMES I WAKE UP WITH A MILD HEADACHE – WHICH GOES AWAY AFTER A SHORT WHILE.

I AM NOT A HEAVY SLEEPER – I JUST SLEEP A FEW HOURS EVERY NIGHT.

I AM MAINTAINING A DAILY JOURNAL – AND JOT DOWN ALL MY ACTIVITIES AND HOW MY BODY IS REACTING. I MAINTAIN JOURNALS ON EVERYTHING – I HAVE A NUMBER ON THE SAVE JOHN MARSHALL CAMPAIGN!

SO FAR, OTHER THAN FEELING WEAK AND AN OCCASSIONAL HEADACHE, AND A PARCHED MOUTH (WHEN I GET UP IN THE MORNING – BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE ANY WATER IN MY BEDROOM AND I HAVE GONE WITHOUT WATER FOR 10 TO 12 HOURS) – I AM DOING JUST FINE. I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANYTHING UNUSUAL!

I HAVE ALSO OBSERVED THAT MY STOMACH GURGLES – AFTER I DRINK A GLASS OF WATER WITH I TEASPOON OF SALT IN IT – AND IT GIVES ME VERY MILD DIARHHEA – NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.

ON THE 15TH DAY I GOT HEAVY DIARRHEA AFTER I DRANK THE WATER WITH SALT IN IT. ON THE 16TH DAY – I TOOK ANTI-DIARRHEA TABLETS (BISMUTH) – AND THEY DID NOT HELP – AGAIN I GOT HEAVY DIARRHEA. MY STOMACH IS NOT ACCEPTING FOREIGN SOLID PARTICLES – SO I AM GOING TO GO WITHOUT THE SALT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

ON THE 17TH DAY – I DID NOT TAKE ANY SALT.

ON THE 18TH DAY – I DECIDED TO TAKE SALT IN SHORT PINCHES. WHEN I TOOK THE FIRST PINCH – AND DRANK WATER – IT MADE MY STOMACH GURGLE – SO I STOPPED AND DID NOT TAKE ANY SALT.

ON THE 15TH DAY – MY EYES WERE FEELING TIRED. I HAD SPENT NEARLY 10 HOURS IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER. BUT ON THE 16TH DAY MY EYES WERE FINE.

ON THE 16TH DAY (12-05-12) I RECEIVED A VISIT FROM A SOCIAL SERVICES WORKER, ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES UNIT, CUYAHOGA COUNTY – ON THE BASIS OF A COMPLAINT SOMEONE MADE ON 11-28-12 THAT I WAS ENDANGERING MY LIFE AND THAT I COULD HAVE “POSSIBLE UNDIAGNOSED MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES”. I ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS POSED BY THE THE SOCIAL WORKER AND EXPLAINED THE REASONS FOR THE HUNGER STRIKE AND HOW I WAS FEELING. EVEN THE SOCIAL  WORKER WHO KNOWS ME FROM A PRIOR VISIT PERTAINING TO MY WIFE – WAS AMUSED, LIKE ME, ABOUT THE MENTAL ISSUES RUBBISH – SOMETHING SPREAD BY MAYOR JACKSON AND COUNCILMAN SWEENEY’S GOONS. THEIR GOONS HAVE ALREADY PLAYED A NUMBER OF DIRTY TRICKS – LIKE STEALING OUR YARD SIGNS EN MASSE, MAKING HARASSING, AND OBSCENE TELEPHONE CALLS, AND TAUNTING ME ON THE STREETS. THE INTERVIEW LASTED 45 MIN. AND THE SOCIAL WORKER WAS VERY PLEASANT.

ALSO ON 12-03-12 – THE 14TH DAY – I RECEIVED A CALL FROM A SOCIAL SERVICES WORKER IN CLEVELAND’S DEPARTMENT OF AGING – INQUIRING ABOUT MY WELL BEING. THE TELEPHONE INTERVIEW LASTED 10 MINUTES.

ON THE 17TH DAY – A FRIEND TOOK ME TO HAVE A LOOK AT JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL TO CHECK RUMORS POSTED ON FACEBOOK (WITHOUT ANY PHOTOGRAPHS) THAT DEMOLITION WAS UNDER WAY. SO MUCH RUBBISH GETS POSTED THAT PEOPLE FALL FOR IT. IN FACT DEMOLITION HAS BEEN UNDER WAY BY A THOUSAND CUTS SINCE LATE OCTOBER 2012 – AND NUMEROUS POSTS HAVE BEEN MADE – I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE TAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT TO READ THEM. SO I TOOK A NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS – AND POSTED THEM TO SHOW THAT GENERAL DEMOLITION HAS NOT YET STARTED – AND WILL HAVE TO WAIT TILL ALL THE ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

IN THE EVENING, ANOTHER FRIEND TOOK ME TO SEE MY WIFE – SHE IS DOING WELL AND WAS GLAD TO SEE ME – THAT I WAS STILL ALL IN ONE PIECE AND ABLE TO WALK.

ON THE 18TH DAY – I FELT VERY ENERGIZED – AND EXCEPT FOR A NAP IN THE AFTERNOON -- LESS THAN 2-HOURS – I WAS ON MY COMPUTER ALL DAY LONG. I WAS FEELING  VERY RELAXED AND FULL OF ENERGY. SOMEHOW I DON’T FEEL TIRED OR WORN OUT AND CAN SIT IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER – COMPOSING MY POSTS – FOR HOURS. THIS POST HAS A SLIDE WHICH SATIRIZES THE LOCAL TV MEDIA WITH THE TITLE:

18TH DAY OF INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE!
BREAKING AND NOT-BREAKING NEWS!
HOW CLEVELAND’S TV STATIONS COVER THE NEWS!

ON THE 19TH DAY – WHEN I GOT UP AFTER A 5-HOUR SLEEP -- I WAS NOT FEELING VERY ENERGETIC – AND MY STOMACH WAS GURGLING. SO I DRANK WATER – BUT IT DID NOT HELP. LATER, AFTER I GOT READY – DID ALL THE HOUSEHOLD CHORES (CLEANING THE LITTER TRAYS, WASHING DISHES WHICH OUR CATS USE FOR EATING CANNED FOOD – ONCE A DAY – IN THE EVENING – ALL DAY LONG THEY EAT DRIED FOOD, FILLING MY WATER BOTTLES – AND CARRYING THEM DOWN TO THE BASEMENT WHERE THE COMPUTER IS) – I WAS STILL FEELING TIRED. SO I STARTED TAKING SALT IN PINCHES – ALL DAY LONG AND MY ENERGY LEVEL WAS BACK TO NORMAL. TODAY I FELT VERY ENERGIZED. I WENT OUT IN THE AFTERNOON – PUT UP A DISPLAY OF MY SIGNS AND TOOK PICTURES – YOU SEE IN THE SLIDE. THERE WAS A SLIGHT DRIZZLE. I WAVED MY SIGNS AT PASSING CARS – AND NO ONE SHOWED ANY INTEREST. ONLY ONE PEDESTRIAN PASSED BY IN THE 45 MINUTE PERIOD – AND I TOLD HIM I WAS ON A HUNGER STRIKE – AND HE KEPT ON MOVING – WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE MULTITUDE OF SIGNS THAT I HAD PUT UP. ANNOYED, AT HIS LACK OF RESPONSE – I SHOUTED – A HUNGER STRIKE IS ON – HE LOOKED BACK FOR A MOMENT AND MOVED ON  -- TRANSFIXED IN HIS OWN WORLD WITH HIS EARS PLUGGED  -- TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS THAT A DRAMA  -- A 19-DAY OLD HUNGER STRIKE WAS IN PROGRESS. WHEN I CAME BACK – I HAD A 2-HOUR NAP – AND AFTER FEEDING OUR 7 CATS – THEIR DAILY TREAT OF CAT FOOD – I ALSO FEED 2 CATS OUTSIDE – A MOTHER AND SON – THEY ALSO GET DRIED FOOD ALL DAY LONG – AND CANNED FOOD – ONCE IN THE EVENING – I CAME DOWN AND WAS BACK AT THE COMPUTER. I AM TOTALLY AMAZED THAT AFTER 19 DAYS – I CAN STILL DO WHAT I AM DOING. I AM MONITORING MY BEHAVIOR – AND WILL NOT CARRY THE HUNGER STRIKE TO THE EXTREME.

ON THE 20TH DAY – I AM FEELING FINE. I AM BACK TO TAKING SALT IN PINCHES – BECAUSE ON THE 19TH DAY WHEN I DID JUST THAT – THERE WAS NO DIARRHEA. SO WHAT I HAVE LEARNED – AND ALSO CONFIRMED BY THE INTERNET – YOU HAVE TO PROCEED VERY VERY VERY SLOWLY WITH ANY INTAKE IN A STOMACH THAT HAS BEEN INACTIVE FOR A LONG TIME.

NOTHING UNUSUAL OBSERVED TODAY. IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON – I WENT OUT TO JEFFERSON PARK – OPPOSITE OUR HOUSE TO TAKE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS – AND I HAD NO PROBLEM TO DRAG THE TRAVELING CART WITH THE SIGNS. I WAS OUT FOR 45 MINUTES – WAVED MY SIGNS TO PASSING MOTORISTS – SO BUSY WITH THEIR CELLPHONES – THERE WAS ZERO RESPONSE.

I AM AMAZED THAT I AM FEELING  VERY MUCH NORMAL ON THE 20TH DAY – BUT I ALSO KNOW I CANNOT PUSH THIS VERY FAR.

PRIOR TO START OF THE HUNGER STRIKE ON 11-20-12, I HAD FASTED  – 12 TO 18 HOURS – FOR NEARLY SEVEN MONTHS -- EVERY DAY SINCE MAY 1, 2012. SO FAR – I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY HUNGER PANGS. WHENEVER I OPEN THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR TO GET COLD WATER – AND SEE ALL THE UN-EATEN FOOD – RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY EYES – PROBABLY ALL SPOILED BY NOW – I HAVE NO DESIRE TO EAT –AND BESIDES MY STOMACH WOULD NOT ACCEPT IT – IT WILL TAKE A MINUTE BEFORE I THROW UP. THE HUMAN BODY WORKS IN STRANGE WAYS. ON THE 19TH DAY – I EMPTIED THE CONTAINER OF MILK – SITTING THERE FOR THREE WEEKS TO FREE UP SPACE.

PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 20, 2012 – I HAD FASTED ONE TIME FOR 60 HOURS – 2 1/2 DAYS – JUST TO SEE HOW MUCH I COULD ENDURE  SO WHEN I WENT ON THE HUNGER STRIKE I KNEW I COULD DO IT. HAVING SEEN PICTURES OF HUNGER STRIKERS LYING DOWN ALL THE TIME – SORT OF SCARED ME – AND I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THEM. I BELIEVE THOSE PICTURES ARE JUST PHOTO-OPS. HERE I AM – SITTING IN FRONT OF MY COMPUTER – TYPING AWAY AT THE END OF THE 18TH AND 19TH DAYS – JUST AS I HAVE DONE ON ALL THE PREVIOUS DAYS -- AND DOING ALL THE HOUSEHOLD CHORES – AND BE ABLE TO WALK AROUND GINGERLY -- AND NOT FEELING – TIRED OR EXHAUSTED -- AND THAT I AM ONLY USING MY BODY FAT FOR ENERGY. THIS AMAZES ME.

RATE OF WEIGHT LOSS: ON THE FIRST DAY (11-20-12) I LOST 5 POUNDS – BECAUSE I HAD GONE TO ATTEND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ON THE EAST SIDE – USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND WALKING  FOR 2—HOURS -- DRAGGING MY HEAVY CART. AFTER THAT I WAS LOSING WEIGHT AT THE RATE OF 1 POUND PER DAY – TILL THE 10TH DAY. SINCE THE 11TH DAY – I HAVE CUT DOWN MY WEIGHT LOSS TO HALF A POUND PER DAY – WHICH I FIND VERY AMAZING. ON THE 18TH DAY I LOST 2-POUNDS. THIS HAS NOT ONLY SURPRISED ME – BUT ALSO ADDED AN ELEMENT OF CONCERN. I WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW WHEN I WEIGH MYSELF. I WEIGH MYSELF IN THE MORNING – BEFORE I WASH UP – ON THE ANALOG BATHROOM  SCALE WITHOUT MY CLOTHES.

ON THE 20TH DAY – THERE WAS NO CHANGE IN MY BODY WEIGHT – I WAS STILL WEIGHING 119 POUNDS. THIS AGAIN CAME AS A BIG SURPRISE. I WEIGH MYSELF AFTER I HAVE URINATED IN THE MORNING – WHEN I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT WATER FOR 8 TO 10 HOURS  AND BEFORE I DRINK ANY MORE WATER. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO EXPLAIN THIS ONE. I WILL SEE WHAT MY WEIGHT IS TOMORROW.

GOING ON A HUNGER STRIKE HAS BEEN A VERY UPLIFTING SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE. THE CRY FOR JUSTICE WAS A CRY FROM A RESTIVE SOUL – CRYING FOR JUSTICE AGAINST COLLUSIVE INACTION, VOTE RIGGING, AND DENIAL OF DUE PROCESS – METED OUT BY CITY HALL -- AND WHILE JUSTICE HAS NOT BEEN SERVED – THE SOUL APPEARS PACIFIED – IN THAT THAT I TOOK A STAND.

THE HUNGER STRIKE WILL LAST AS LONG AS MY BODY CAN TAKE IT. SO FAR I FEEL FINE.

I HAVE STOCKED UP ON VARIOUS KINDS OF JUICES I WILL NEED TO BREAK THE FAST. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ – IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO BREAK A FAST THAN GOING ON ONE – IT IS A VERY VERY SLOW PROCESS – WILL TAKE 3 TO SIX WEEKS --AND I WILL FOLLOW ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS.

THE PLAIN DEALER DID NOT RESPOND TO THE TWO REQUESTS TO INVESTIGATE CITY HALL. THE PLAIN DEALER HAS AGAIN SUCCUMBED  TO PRESSURE FROM CITY HALL AND IS COMPLETELY IN BED WITH THEM!

I AM NOT FRUSTRATED ONE BIT – BY THE LACK OF ATTENTION FROM THE BROADCAST MEDIA – IN BED WITH CITY HALL -- ZERO COVERAGE OF THE HUNGER STRIKE SO FAR -- ON THE CONTRARY – I AM CHARGED UP AS EVER. I AM LIKE A SPRING – THE MORE I GET PUSHED DOWN – THE GREATER IS THE FORCE WITH WHICH I REBOUND.

I AM SURROUNDED BY A 100% CORRUPT POLITICAL SYSTEM – WHERE THE MEDIA IS IN BED WITH CITY HALL. THE SEWER FLOWS FROM CITY HALL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BELLAIRE PURITAS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – AND ENGULFS EVERY ONE OF MAYOR JACKSON AND COUNCILMAN SWEENEY’S CRONIES & GOONS WHO WALLOW IN THE MUCK!

PLEASE SEE PREVIOUS POSTS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE HUNGER STRIKE!

FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE:
Follow the SAVE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/160386844035662/

Also, see the following three YouTube clips:
1. Save John Marshall High School, Cleveland, Ohio
http://youtu.be/S6Shgwi5cuU

2. Save John Marshall High School Pt. 2: Demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTaCQrwoF4

3. Save John Marshall High School Part 3: Call for a Hunger Strike
http://youtu.be/nyoL5sFBjeA
 

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Dear Satinder

Please take care of yourself and spare yourself from this protest--I have given up on this hopeless town.  We have some real losers in charge here.  I can't let it affect me anymore and I don't think you should let this destroy your life, either.  The demolition of John Marshall is wasteful and stupid.  We need to focus on making sure that folks like Martin Sweeney will never be elected to office again.  The same goes for Frank Jackson.  We can not continue to elect these crooks to office.

Laura: Many thanks for your

Laura: Many thanks for your concerns. The hunger strike was terminated on 12-11-12 -- after three weeks. I am slowly on the road to recovery which will take 3 to 6 weeks.

I concur...Let's SAVE SATINDER....

Sir,

As a teacher of American youth, your life has great value. Please take care of YOU so that you can continue to expose the corruption.

 

Always Appreciative, "ANGELnWard14"

Hello Angel: I very much

Hello Angel: I very much appreciate your support and concerns about my well-being. I tried to take good care of myself when I was on hunger strike. Now that it is over -- I am moving cautiously towards full recovery.

Satinder-is affecting change

  I know that a lot of folks in this City are doing some real soul-searching.  The sick feeling in the pit of their stomach will not go away.  The bulldozers and demo crews don't take the guilt away.