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201407.10 ~ Home telephone access is currently not working and in the process of being changed.

A new phone system is in the works and our number will remain the same, but I am unable to say when it will become operable.

In the meantime, until this gets fixed, try email, which works randomly, and will also be replaced in about a week. ~@~


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Remembering Tuli Kupferberg

Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg (September 28, 1923 – July 12, 2010) was an American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, and publisher. Tuli and poet Ed Sanders founded a band called The Fugs.

Tuli Kupferberg ~ Lower East Side Biography Project ~

[Click for Fugs' album samples; including KILL FOR PEACE]

The Revolution Never Came

from: Progressive Revolutionaries

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~

by Patrice Gibbs ~ Article Source

During the late 1960s and early 1970s at the height of the Black Power movement there was a lot of talk about "The Revolution". The revolution that was going to put the Black man in the driver's seat. The revolution that was going to bring a new day for Black people. The U.S. government destroyed the Black Power movement. The leaders of the Black power movement were jailed, exiled, murdered or bought off. The revolution didn’t happen.

By the 1980s there was a solid Black middle class. Pursuing the American dream and materialism became the rule of the day. Black people were integrating and assimilating. Black militancy became a joke, Black militants became a caricature, a character on sitcoms, a relic to be laughed at; Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale is selling barbecue sauce. The revolution didn’t happen.

During the 1990s auto-scholarship, Afrocentricity , and Hip Hop awaken a new generation of conscious Black people; a generation that lionized the leaders of the Black Power era and viewed the current Black leaders as complacent and self-serving. They heard the more militant voices of their day like Louis Farrakhan and Khalid Muhammad. They also began to study the works of our great elders and master teachers like Chancellor Williams, John Henrik Clarke, Drusilla Dunjee Huston, and Chiekh Anta Diop. New disciplines emerged and the consciousness spread and the flicker of revolution sparked again. It was not to last. The generations of miseducation and indoctrination have a strong hold on Black people. Even those that had begun to free themselves from the shackles of mental slavery began to revert. Afrocentrism became suspect. Anybody that wanted to claim consciousness could go to your local African boutique and get your culture kit for $99.99, including kufi and map of Africa pendant. Now you’re ready for Black History Month. Once Sears and JC Penny got in on the act it exposed the phonies who bought their Black culture kit from white people.

The coming generation was bombarded with the propaganda of materialism, sexism, violence, and the worship of criminality and thuggery. Hip Hop was corrupted. The American penal system became the prison industrial complex. Prison became privatized big business. Prison stock is traded on Wall Street. State government sign contracts with privatized prison. These contracts require the government to populate and pay for these prisons. To do so, the government employed the technique of organized chaos. Organized chaos is when a government orchestrates a containable level of criminality and violence within a population or amongst a people to criminalize a segment of that population to the extent that that population itself will appeal to the government to address the very situation the government caused. This is done by reducing or eliminating employment, increasing poverty, decreasing social services or limiting social service to women, eliminating and discouraging a male figure in the house, while applying pressure to that male population to support families without viable income. These men are pushed into the underground economy (the illegal contraband is provided by the government) where they are either jailed or killed, leaving children with no chance of a father in the house; guaranteeing dysfunctional families. Violence in the streets has become the norm and ‘Black on Black’ crime has become a popular term in the lexicon. The propaganda being Blacks have brought these conditions on themselves. More stringent laws have been passed, often supported by Black people. Draconian racist law enforcement becomes more blatant. Judicial bigotry becomes more sophisticated. Zero tolerance turns miseducation into institutionalized indoctrination. The school to prison pipeline overflows and prison populations explode. White supremacy has found a new way to enslave. The revolution didn’t happen.

In the second decade of the twenty-first century there has been a surge amongst the ranks of the conscious. This is no doubt fueled by the information highway. Now that phones are literally hand held computers any topic you want information on is at your fingertips. This has been good for Black consciousness. More Black people than ever are studying true African history, not the whitewashed European fantasy. The ranks of the conscious have expanded to the extent that it has become a self defined community. In cities across the country there are so many Black people eager to learn that the thirst for knowledge has spawned a lecture circuit. More and more Black people, from all walks of life, are learning the truth about our history, our condition, the vestiges of white supremacy, and the reality of our relationship to the white race. As the shackles of mental slavery are unlocked more Black people clearly understand the white race is Black people’s declared enemy. Stated another way; by dint of his actions the white man has himself declared the Black race is his enemy. The white race, including Europeans, Arabs, and East Asians, have shown they have every intention of exploiting Black people. If they cannot exploit us, they will enslave us; if they can’t enslave us they will kill us. We are in a struggle for our survival. We are in a state of war.

As the reality of our condition and state becomes clear to more and more of conscious Black people the buzz of revolution is once again in the air. As the injustice, brutality, murder, and oppression of white supremacy continue to plague Black people, the more passionate among us have issued a call to arms to end the domination of the white race. Has the time come? Look at the people that have been killed recently by law enforcement; men, women, and children, even the elderly. Is it any wonder there are those among that are ready to go today? Are we ready to wage war? Are we ready to make the revolution happen?

I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. ~ Harriet Tubman

Here in the U.S. we are out-numbered, out financed, and out gunned. Compared to the U.S. military, the best weapons average citizens have access to be pea-shooters. The military has guns that can see in the dark and shoot around the corner. What’s worse is the indoctrination is so deep; many Black people are blind to the reality of our condition and are quite satisfied with their lot. This diminishes the number of reliable warriors.

To wage war or start a revolution the proper steps have to be taken. The rules of revolution: Vision, planning, clarity of purpose, collective purpose, collective trust, and most importantly unity. These have been the ingredients of every successful revolution. Furthermore there must be dedication to the point of ruthlessness.

For the rules of war, refer to the time –tested principles of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. It is advisable for all potential warriors; especially potential leaders study ‘The Art of War’. “Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.” This is one of Sun Tzu most significant quotes. It speaks not only to the paramount importance of planning, but also the importance of strategic maneuvering that damages and weakens the adversary. “The general that is skillful in attack leaves his opponent not knowing what to defend.” Attacking the adversary on fronts he is too comfortable or arrogant to even consider defending or doesn’t even feel the need for alarm is a tactic on the road to conquering.

Sun Tzu said: “In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact: to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them. Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence: supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

Blood is a big expense. An expenditure Black people have paid excessively. It would not be fortuitous for Black people in America to take up arms and go on the offensive and spill blood, as a matter of fact it would be disastrous; primarily because America has planned for such an event. The casualties would be overwhelming and the resulting oppression would harken to the days of antebellum slavery.

History teaches us that every empire that was taken was already in a state of decay. America is still rich and militarily powerful. However structurally, socially, and politically, the already morally bankrupt American empire is in decay. Eventually the American empire will be ripe for the taking from the inside out. Black people in America need to believe in and understand our abilities. Every field or arena Black people enter Black people dominate. From sports and entertainment to science and politics; whatever your feelings on Barack Obama, the fact of the matter is, he’s president because he was just politically slicker than all his opponents. If conscious Black people in America learn to employ the tactic of infiltration, infiltrate every institution from the halls of government to academia we can affect everything from how the money is spent to what policies are enacted.

Blacks in America may be out-numbered, out-financed, and out-gunned, but we do not have to continue to be outsmarted. Black people can no longer continue to amble along haphazardly hoping on a prayer, a dream and dumb luck. You can’t be lucky all the time, but you can be smart every day. If Black people move with tactical intelligence, that revolution that has yet to happen can take on a whole new meaning.

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) ~

Beautiful Child

One Day ~ Matisyahu ~

Notes from ~@~

World Cup Jam ~ DJ Schmolli ~

Bohemian Rhapsody ~

Rock Of Ages ~ DJ Schmolli ~

Historic San Francisco Haight/Ashbury ~ United State Cafe
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Remembering the United State Cafe

Remembering George Carlin

Paul Krassner, June 27, 2008 08:50 AM, Article Source

In December 1962, when Lenny Bruce was arrested for obscenity at the Gate of Horn in Chicago, the police broke open his candy bars, looking for dope. They checked the IDs of audience members, including George Carlin, who told the cops, "I don't believe in IDs." Then they arrested him for disorderly conduct, dragged him along by the seat of his pants and hoisted him into the police wagon.

"What are you doing here?" Lenny asked.

"I didn't want to show them my ID."

"You schmuck," said Lenny.

Lenny and Carlin had similar points of view -- for example, they were both outspoken about the decriminalization of drugs -- and they were both self-educated, but their working styles were different. Lenny didn't write his material, it evolved on stage, whereas Carlin did write all his routines and then memorized 'em. Although both were unbelievers as far as religion was concerned, Lenny came from a Jewish background, and Carlin came from an Irish Catholic background.

Susie Bright, who first heard Carlin when she was in 7th grade, recalls playing his Class Clown album for her mother, "a woman whose first twenty years were entirely dominated by the Irish Catholic Church -- and it was a comic exorcism for her. She peed in her pants! She was cured in one LP [long-playing vinyl record]!"

Carlin was a generous friend, and such a sweet man. When I performed in Los Angeles, he sent a limousine to pick me up at the airport, and I stayed at his home. More recently, when I opened for him at the Warner-Grand Theater in San Pedro, California, we were hanging around in his dressing room, where he was nibbling from a vegetable plate. I watched as he continued to be genuinely gracious with every fan who stopped by. If they wanted his autograph, he would gladly sign his name. If they wanted to be photographed with him, he would assume the pose. If they wanted to have a little chat, he indulged them with congeniality.

"You really show respect for everybody," I observed.

"Well," he responded, "that's just the way I would want to be treated."

As a performer, Carlin was uncompromising, knowing that his audience trusted him not to be afraid of offending them. Who else would have posed this rhetorical question: "Why are there no recreational drugs in suppository form?" I was pleased to inform him that teenage girls have been experimenting with tampons dipped in vodka as a way of getting intoxicated without their parents detecting booze on their breath.

Carlin provided an introduction to one of my books, Murder At the Conspiracy Convention. Referring to the 1960s, he wrote:

As America entered the Magic Decade, I was leading a double life. I had been a rule-bender and law-breaker since first grade. A highly developed disregard for authority got me kicked out of three schools, the altar boys, the choir, summer camp, the Boy Scouts and the Air Force. I didn't trust the police or the government, and I didn't like bosses of any kind. I had become a pot smoker at 13 (1950), an unheard-of act in an old-fashioned Irish neighorhood. It managed to get me through my teens....

My affection for pot continued and my disregard for standard values increased, but they lagged behind my need to succeed. The Playboy Club, Merv Griffin, Ed Sullivan and the Copacabana were all part of a path I found uncomfortable but necessary during the early 1960s. But as the decade churned along and the country changed, I did too. Despite working in 'establishment' settings, as a veteran malcontent I found myself hanging out in coffee houses and folk clubs with others who were out-of-step people who fell somewhere between beatnik and hippie. Hair got longer, clothes got stranger, music got better. It became more of a strain for me to work for straight audiences. I took acid and mescaline. My sense of being on the outside intensified. I changed.

All through this period I was sustained and motivated by The Realist, Paul Krassner's incredible magazine of satire, revolution and just plain disrespect. It arrived every month, and with it, a fresh supply of inspiration. I can't overstate how important it was to me at the time. It allowed me to see that others who disagreed with the American consensus were busy expressing those feelings and using risky humor to do so. Paul's own writing, in particular, seemed daring and adventurous to me; it took big chances and made important arguments in relentlessly funny ways. I felt, down deep, that maybe I had some of that in me, too; that maybe I could be using my skills to better express my beliefs. The Realist was the inspiration that kept pushing me to the next level; there was no way I could continue reading it and remain the same.

You can imagine how incredibly honored I felt.

Carlin once told an audience of children how to be a class clown as a way of attracting attention. "I didn't start out with fake heart attacks in the aisle," he explained. Ah, if only that's what he was doing this time. But a reporter did once ask him how he wanted to die.

"I'd like to explode spontaneously in someone's living room," he replied. "That, to me, is the way to go out."

And, through his CDs, DVDs and books, George Carlin does indeed continue to explode spontaneously in living rooms across the country.

Originally posted on

George Carlin mix ~

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard...It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicated this Emmy to all the people who feel compelled to speak out and not afraid to speak to power and won't shut up and refuse to be silenced. ~ Tom Smothers

Steve Bell on Angela Merkel asking US intelligence official to leave Germany
Steve Bell on Angela Merkel asking US intelligence official to leave Germany ~ Source
(imo) The Comments are a fascinating read !!!

Dahbud Mensch ~ is SANITY the PLAYGROUND of the unIMAGINATIVE ?

Instead of Spying on US Citizens,
Politicians Should Be Protecting US Citizens?

Chinese hackers 'broke into US federal personnel agency's databases'

NYT reports that hackers accessed networks of department that houses personal information for all federal employees

Associated Press in Washington,, Thursday 10 July 2014 03.57 EDT

Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the US office of personnel management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to the New York Times. [Click to continue reading]

Emergency surveillance law to be brought in with cross-party support

Move has been prompted by a judicial review claim in the high court that current practice is unlawful

Patrick Wintour, political editor,, Thursday 10 July 2014 03.55 EDT

Controversial emergency laws will be introduced into the Commons next Monday to reinforce the powers of security services to require internet and phone companies to keep records of their customers' emails and calls. [Click to continue reading]

Are Politicians Actually
Pedophile Perverts In Disguise?

Begins to eat popcorn and patiently waits

Children killed in Israeli air raids against Gaza

Matthew Weaver,, Wednesday 9 July 2014 08.38 EDT, Article Source

live updates

• Air raid sirens in Tel Aviv and across central Israel

• Israel launches 160 overnight air strikes

• Eight children killed in 'Operation protective edge'

• How do the events affect you in Israel and Palestine?

Read the latest summary

Netanyahu instructs Israeli military
[kill more children ? or] intensify assault on Gaza

Israeli PM authorises escalation of offensive as Palestinian death toll rises and rocket attacks from Gaza target Tel Aviv

Peter Beaumont in Gaza City and agencies,, Wednesday 9 July 2014 09.29 EDT, Article Source

Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it. - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, 3 October 2001 <- right after 9/11.

Even today I am willing to volunteer to do the dirty work for Israel, to kill as many Arabs as necessary, to deport them, to expel and burn them, to have everyone hate us, to pull the rug from underneath the feet of the Diaspora Jews, so that they will be forced to run to us crying. Even if it means blowing up one or two synagogues here and there [Like 9/11 ?], I don’t care. And I don’t mind if after the job is done you put me in front of a Nuremberg Trial and then jail me for life. Hang me if you want, as a war criminal… What you lot don’t understand is that the dirty work of Zionism is not finished yet, far from it. - Ariel Sharon, 1982, Oz, Amos. [1983] Les voix d'israel, Calmann-Levy, Paris. Translated by Guy Seniak. [Interview on pages 79-91]:

Children sodomized at Abu Ghraib

Kids sodomized at Abu Ghraib

Kids sodomized at Abu Ghraib, Pentagon has the videos

Children raped on camera in front of women at Abu Ghraib

Seymour Hersh says the US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "The worst is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking," the reporter told an ACLU convention last week. Hersh says there was "a massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there, and higher."

According to a Senate Intelligence Committee Memo, George Bush's National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, was the first person to verbally approve torture during July 2002 ... and then there was this:

BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 [2001] PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?

RICE: I believe the title was, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States [using planes]."


Martin Rowson cartoon showing Condi saying, "as I was saying Isn't Democracy Wonderful with Iraq and Iran in the background
Martin Rowson

Children sodomized at Abu Ghraib

By Geraldine Sealey, Salon, Article Source

After Donald Rumsfeld testified on the Hill about Abu Ghraib in May, there was talk of more photos and video in the Pentagon’s custody more horrific than anything made public so far. "If these are released to the public, obviously it’s going to make matters worse," Rumsfeld said. Since then, the Washington Post has disclosed some new details and images of abuse at the prison. But if Seymour Hersh is right, it all gets much worse.

Hersh gave a speech last week to the ACLU making the charge that children were sodomized in front of women in the prison, and the Pentagon has tape of it. The speech was first reported in a New York Sun story last week, which was in turn posted on Jim Romenesko’s media blog, and now and other blogs are linking to the video. We transcribed the critical section here (it starts at about 1:31:00 into the ACLU video.) At the start of the transcript here, you can see how Hersh was struggling over what he should say:

"Debating about it, ummm … Some of the worst things that happened you don’t know about, okay? Videos, um, there are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at Abu Ghraib … The women were passing messages out saying ‘Please come and kill me, because of what’s happened’ and basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children in cases that have been recorded. The boys were sodomized with the cameras rolling. And the worst above all of that is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking that your government has. They are in total terror. It’s going to come out."

"It’s impossible to say to yourself how did we get there? Who are we? Who are these people that sent us there? When I did My Lai I was very troubled like anybody in his right mind would be about what happened. I ended up in something I wrote saying in the end I said that the people who did the killing were as much victims as the people they killed because of the scars they had, I can tell you some of the personal stories by some of the people who were in these units witnessed this. I can also tell you written complaints were made to the highest officers and so we’re dealing with a enormous massive amount of criminal wrongdoing that was covered up at the highest command out there and higher, and we have to get to it and we will. We will. You know there’s enough out there, they can’t (Applause). …. So it’s going to be an interesting election year."

Notes from a similar speech Hersh gave in Chicago in June were posted on Brad DeLong’s blog. Rick Pearlstein, who watched the speech, wrote: "[Hersh] said that after he broke Abu Ghraib people are coming out of the woodwork to tell him this stuff. He said he had seen all the Abu Ghraib pictures. He said, ‘You haven’t begun to see evil…’ then trailed off. He said, ‘horrible things done to children of women prisoners, as the cameras run.’ He looked frightened."

So, there are several questions here: Has Hersh actually seen the video he described to the ACLU, and why hasn’t he written about it yet? Will he be forced to elaborate in more public venues now that these two speeches are getting so much attention, at least in the blogosphere? And who else has seen the video, if it exists — will journalists see and report on it? did senators see these images when they had their closed-door sessions with the Abu Ghraib evidence? — and what is being done about it?

(Update: A reader brought to our attention that the rape of boys at Abu Ghraib has been mentioned in some news accounts of the prisoner abuse evidence. The Telegraph and other news organizations described "a videotape, apparently made by US personnel, is said to show Iraqi guards raping young boys." The Guardian reported "formal statements by inmates published yesterday describe horrific treatment at the hands of guards, including the rape of a teenage Iraqi boy by an army translator.")

Politicians Financially Support
Maiming and Murdering of U.S. Military?

Begins to eat popcorn and patiently waits

Restaurant owner sues Google over Maps listing 'sabotage'

Inaccurate Google Maps listing showed restaurant was closed on weekends, allegedly sending the business into administration

• Click to View: Google wiped out 3/4 of access with lies

Samuel Gibbs,, Tuesday 8 July 2014 06.16 EDT, Article Source

The Google Maps listing now correctly details the Serbian Crown's closure.
The Google Maps listing now correctly details the Serbian Crown's closure.

A Washington DC restaurant owner is suing Google for an incorrect Google Maps listing that lead to a sudden decline in customers and forced it to lay off staff and close its doors.

The 40-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant, owned and operated by the Italian immigrant Rene Bertagna, was located in a wealthy suburb of Virginia nestled among estates and houses and known for its exotic meats, including lion.

It suffered a 75% drop in customers on the weekend in early 2012. Bertagna was forced to lay off staff and eventually close the restaurant in April 2013. He says he was totally unaware of his Google Maps listing until a regular pointed out the mistake.

“A customer called me and said: ‘Why are you closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday? What’s going on?’” Bertagna told Wired.

The Google Maps listing had falsely shown Serbian Crown shut over the weekend and Monday, previously the restaurant’s busiest days, which kept it profitable.

Google didn't do enough

Bertagna blames Google for allowing allowing the Google Places listing for the Serbian Crown to be sabotaged and not doing enough to verify the changes, suing the search company in Virginia federal court. Bertagna claims that he had never used the internet or Google Maps.

He eventually hired an internet consultant, who took control of the Google Places listing and corrected the information, but it wasn’t enough to save the business.

The Serbian Crown had mixed reviews, with many less than favourable in recent years, across reviews sites including Trip Advisor, where one "senior reviewer" known as TravelTime4Us called it "the worst overpriced meal I have ever had".

This is not the first time Google Maps listings have been sabotaged. Thousands of hotel listings on Google Maps and Google+ were hijacked in January, changing their listings to point to an external site.

Anyone can make a change

Anyone with a Google+ account can submit a change to any detail of a Google+ Local page, whether verified or not, including the listed website address, phone number, physical address or name of the place. Users can also mark the place as closed, as a duplicate or flag inappropriate reviews or photos.

The changes are submitted for review before being implemented on the listing, but that has not stopped abuse in the past.

Google seeds its business listings using commercial mailing list databases, including infoUSA and Axciom. Business can then claim a listing and curate it for free, adding detail and photos. If a business ignores a listing, as in Bertagna’s case, users can submit community edits and change details without the business's knowledge.

Malicious edits are rare these days, according to the internet consultant Mike Blumenthal who tracks these sabotage attempts on his blog, as Google has made an extra effort to quash them since 2011.

The suit is unlikely to result in any meaningful impact on Google because of the crowdsourced nature of Google Maps, which under US law gives internet service providers broad immunity against claims fuelled by user-generated content.

Google declined to comment beyond its lawyers' statement that “the Serbian Crown should not be permitted to vex Google or this court with such meritless claims”, in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in June.

'Inside job' alleged as thousands of Google+ and Maps listings hijacked

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Senator McCain “chillin’” with ISIS Leaders in Syria
Before Their Rampage Through Iraq

McCain “chillin’” with ISIS Leaders in Syria
Senator McCain “chillin’” with ISIS Leaders in Syria

Great job Senator McCain! Yes we know you are for arming pretty much any group around the world and for getting U.S. Armed Forces entangled in any conflict worldwide but this is a little much even for you. Talk about backing the wrong horse! These are some of the people you called “moderates” when you were in Syria. They don’t seem so moderate as they are machine gunning people to death in drive bys.

[McCain] mentally unstable, Manchurian Candidate, traitor from POW days

[McCain] "favorite of the liberal Democrats," says Rush Limbaugh

[McCain] abandoned veterans on POW/MIA and Agent Orange

[McCain] came home from Vietnam & forgot US Veterans

[McCain] fathered a black child out of wedlock

[McCain's] wife Cindy was a drug addict

[McCain] was a homosexual

... and then:

Hawk McCain loves chickenhawk Bush
Hawk loves Dirty Double Crossing Chickenhawk?

Isis seizes former chemical weapons plant in Iraq

US plays down threat [to protect John McCain's friendship and support of ISIS ?] as Iraq says Muthanna loss means it will be unable to fulfil obligations to destroy chemical weapons

Associated Press at the United Nations,, Wednesday 9 July 2014, Article Source

Ride the Fence ~ The Coup ~ by Haik Hoisington ~

A Question Of Honour ~ Sarah Brightman ~

Closing Argument

Alan Shore: When the weapons of mass destruction thing turned out to be not true, I expected the American people to rise up. Ha! They didn't.

Then, when the Abu Ghraib torture thing surfaced and it was revealed that our government participated in rendition, a practice where we kidnap people and turn them over to regimes who specialize in torture, I was sure then the American people would be heard from. We stood mute.

Then came the news that we jailed thousands of so-called terrorists suspects, locked them up without the right to a trial or even the right to confront their accusers. Certainly, we would never stand for that. We did.

And now, it's been discovered the executive branch has been conducting massive, illegal, domestic surveillance on its own citizens. You and me. And I at least consoled myself that finally, finally the American people will have had enough. Evidentially, we haven't.

In fact, if the people of this country have spoken, the message is we're okay with it all. Torture, warrantless search and seizure, illegal wiretapping's, prison without a fair trial - or any trial, war on false pretenses. We, as a citizenry, are apparently not offended.

There are no demonstrations on college campuses. In fact, there's no clear indication that young people seem to notice.

Well, Melissa Hughes noticed. Now, you might think, instead of withholding her taxes, she could have protested the old fashioned way. Made a placard and demonstrated at a Presidential or Vice-Presidential appearance, but we've lost the right to that as well. The Secret Service can now declare free speech zones to contain, control and, in effect, criminalize protest.

Stop for a second and try to fathom that.

At a presidential rally, parade or appearance, if you have on a supportive t-shirt, you can be there. If you are wearing or carrying something in protest, you can be removed.

This, in the United States of America. This in the United States of America. Is Melissa Hughes the only one embarrassed?

*Alan sits down abruptly in the witness chair next to the judge*

Judge Robert Sanders: Mr. Shore. That's a chair for witnesses only.

Alan: Really long speeches make me so tired sometimes.

Judge Robert Sanders: Please get out of the chair.

Alan: Actually, I'm sick and tired.

Judge Robert Sanders: Get out of the chair!

Alan: And what I'm most sick and tired of is how every time somebody disagrees with how the government is running things, he or she is labeled un American.

U.S. Attorney Jonathan Shapiro: Evidentially, it's speech time.

Alan: And speech in this country is free, you hack! Free for me, free for you. Free for Melissa Hughes to stand up to her government and say "Stick it"!

U.S. Attorney Jonathan Shapiro: Objection!

Alan: I object to government abusing its power to squash the constitutional freedoms of its citizenry. And, God forbid, anybody challenge it. They're smeared as being a heretic. Melissa Hughes is an American. Melissa Hughes is an American. Melissa Hughes is an American!

Judge Robert Sanders: Mr. Shore. Unless you have anything new and fresh to say, please sit down. You've breached the decorum of my courtroom with all this hooting.

Alan: Last night, I went to bed with a book. Not as much fun as a 29 year old, but the book contained a speech by Adlai Stevenson. The year was 1952. He said, "The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live and fear breeds repression. Too often, sinister threats to the Bill of Rights, to freedom of the mind are concealed under the patriotic cloak of anti-Communism."

Today, it's the cloak of anti-terrorism. Stevenson also remarked, "It's far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them."

I know we are all afraid, but the Bill of Rights - we have to live up to that. We simply must. That's all Melissa Hughes was trying to say. She was speaking for you. I would ask you now to go back to that room and speak for her.

Boston Legal ~ Stick It, Season 2, Episode 19 [Video at link] Written by David E. Kelley & Janet Leahy ~ Directed by Adam Arkin.

Nobody Should Have That Much Power

Until there is a solution for this, Nobody will continue to bring Peace to Our Times, feed the hungry, care for the sick, bake apple pie better than Mom, and believes:

should be a choice on Voter Ballots

American Dream ~ George Carlin/L.I.L.T ~

Nobody for President 2016 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots
Nobody for President

It's A Long Way To The Top ~ AC/DC ~

Oh, I hope that I see you again I never even caught your name As you looked through my window pane ~~ So I'm writing this message today I'm thinking that you'll have a way Of hearing the notes in my tune ~~ Where are you going? Where have you been? I can imagine other worlds you have seen ~~ Beautiful faces and music so serene ~~ So I do hope I see you again My universal citizen You went as quickly as you came ~~ You know the power Your love is right You have good reason To stay out of sight ~~ But break our illusions and help us Be the light ~Mike Pinder

Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon

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