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Series: Ripped-off Britons
Embracing the long-term unemployed: KJ's friend defends his role at welfare-to-work firm A4e

Bush/Cheney Republicans
Dump 9/11 Victims Remains In Landfill

Source 1 - Source 2 - Source 3

The United 93 Passenger Paradox

By Dean Hartwell,, February 27, 2012 at 20:22:20, Article Source

Can you solve the riddle of United 93? Did they use their real names or not? How can their remains be at Shanksville if the plane was elsewhere at the time of the "crash"?

The boarding of United 93 on 9/11 presents a puzzle in its own right.

There is a manifest and there are boarding passes that show the names of passengers who took the flight.   The flight went to the Midwest and was in the air after the alleged crash in Shanksville.   Investigators found human remains in Shanksville and declared that the remains matched DNA samples given by the passengers' families.

Here are the possibilities:

1. Passengers boarded the planes using real names for tickets and boarding passes.

Result: They wind up in flying toward the Midwest with new identities.

Issues: Do relatives know what happened?

If yes, why would they accept it?

If no, how are they being deceived?

2. Passengers use fake names with tickets and boarding passes

Result: Passengers wind up flying toward the Midwest.

Issues: How do they get tickets/boarding passes?

How are the alleged calls from the plane accounted for?

Who monitors these people OR who kills them?

Who are the relatives?

3. No passengers board the plane

Result: No one has to be monitored (except for relatives) or killed.

Issues: Who puts the false names on the tickets/boarding passes?

How are the alleged calls from the plane accounted for?

Who are the relatives?

Can you choose the most reasonable scenario above or provide a new one? If your choice is the official theory, I will want to know how the passenger remains got to Shanksville and how the same plane that crashed there was flying over the Midwestern United States.

Who monitors these people OR who kills them?

Dean Hartwell's book, "Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11," reached the top of Amazon's charts for large print books on history. He has authored three others: "Facts Talk but the Guilty Walk:the 9/11 No Hijacker Theory and Its Indictment of Our Leaders," "Dead Men Talking: Consequences of Government Lies" and "Truth Matters: How the Voters Can Take Back Their Nation."

Dean has a law degree and works for a local public agency in Southern California.

Re-Investigate 9/11

Republicans Spent 55 Million of YOUR tax dollars to discover if Monica Swallowed and ONLY 3 Million of YOUR tax dollars to Investigate 9/11

Hey Washington; I'm still waiting for that $1/gallon gasoline
More Republican Lies ???

Laurence Lindsey, President Bush’s senior economic advisor at the time — argued in 2002 that the Iraq war would increase oil supplies and lower prices. From the Washington Times, 9/19/02:

As for the impact of a war with Iraq, “It depends how the war goes.” But he quickly adds that that “Under every plausible scenario, the negative effect will be quite small relative to the economic benefits that would come from a successful prosecution of the war.”

“The key issue is oil, and a regime change in Iraq would facilitate an increase in world oil,” which would drive down oil prices, giving the U.S. economy an added boost.

Of course this is from the same people that claimed the war would pay for itself, as in Paul Wolfowitz:

"There's a lot of money to pay for this. It doesn't have to be U.S. taxpayer money. We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon."

* Congressional Testimony, March 27, 2003 and Hey Washington; I'm still waiting for that $1/gallon gasoline

Alerts - Notes from ~@~

Thinking about sense-objects will attach you to sense-objects; grow attached, and you become addicted; thwart your addiction, it turns to anger; be angry, and you confuse your mind; confuse your mind, you forget the lesson of experience; forget experience, you lose discrimination; lose discrimination, and you miss life’s only purpose. - Bhagavad Gita

Thousands across state opt out of SmartMeter program; deadline is May 1

ELIZABETH LARSON, TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2012 01:01, Lake County News, Article Source

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Thousands of utility customers around California are asking not to have wireless SmartMeters, although so far the total number is far less than anticipated in an opt-out plan accepted earlier this month.

On Feb. 1 the California Public Utilities Commission approved a proposal allowing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers throughout California to opt out of having wireless SmartMeters, including being able to retain analog meters, as Lake County News has reported.

When that decision was made, PG&E had installed nine million of the wireless meters around the state, and had 900,000 meters yet to install.

At the same time, 31,000 of the 40,000 electric meters in Lake County had been replaced with SmartMeters, PG&E said.

The Lake County Board of Supervisors and the cities of Lakeport and Clearlake all passed temporary moratoriums on SmartMeter installations last year in response to public concerns.

PG&E spokesperson Brandi Ehlers told Lake County News that the company is tracking the number of customers who choose to opt out of the program.

As of this month, 4,400 customers systemwide had asked to opt out, said Ehlers.

Of that number, 150 customers in Lake County had opted out, she said.

That’s far less than the 148,500 customers PG&E used as a basis to estimate the costs of running the opt-out program.

Based on that number of customers not taking part in the program, PG&E – in its filing with the CPUC – said it would cost $113.4 million for 2012 and 2013 to implement the opt-out program.

Customers wanting not to have the meters, however, must pay one-time and ongoing fees to participate in the program, based on the proposal the CPUC accepted.

For low-income customers, they must pay a one-time fee of $10 and $5 a month. Other customers must pay a one-time fee of $75, and monthly fees of $10, according to the opt-out plan parameters.

For customers who are on the installation delay list, PG&E is asking them to opt out by May 1.

For more information about the opt-out program, and to ask not to participate, visit Lake County News Source

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor emails linked to Anonymous attack

Website says total cache amounts to millions of emails exposing the global trade in intelligence

James Ball,, Monday 27 February 2012 03.50 GMT, Article history, Article Source

The hacktivist group Anonymous is believed to be the source for emails being published by WikiLeaks from the Stratfor thinktank. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty
The hacktivist group Anonymous is believed to be the source for emails being published
by WikiLeaks from the Stratfor thinktank. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty

WikiLeaks has begun releasing a cache of what it says are 5.5m emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence gathering firm with about 300,000 subscribers.

The whistleblowing site has published 167 emails in its initial release. WikiLeaks says it has partnered with 25 media organisations around the world, including Rolling Stone, McClatchey, the Hindu and Russia Reporter.

Unlike previous WikiLeaks releases, this latest email cache was apparently obtained through a hacking attack on Stratfor by Anonymous in December 2011 rather than through a whistleblower.

Anonymous published contact and credit card details from Stratfor and said at the time it had also obtained a large volume of emails for which it would arrange publication.

One of the largest Anonymous-linked accounts on Twitter, @AnonymousIRC, put out a series of tweets on Monday morning seemingly confirming it was the source of the WikiLeaks release.

"We promised you those mails and now they'll finally be delivered. Five million (that's 5,000,000) emails at your pleasure," said the Anonymous account.
"There's a treasure trove of nasty details in those emails. We think there's something for everyone."

Stratfor describes itself as a provider of "strategic intelligence on global business, economic, security and geopolitical affairs". Guardian analysis of records published after the original Anonymous attack revealed the email account details of 221 UK military staff and 242 Nato officials.

WikiLeaks said the documents contained details of the inner workings of the private intelligence agency, links between government and private intelligence, and commentary on WikiLeaks itself.

"The material contains privileged information about the US government's attacks against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and Stratfor's own attempts to subvert WikiLeaks," the whistleblower website said.

"There are more than 4,000 emails mentioning WikiLeaks or Julian Assange. The emails also expose the revolving door that operates in private intelligence companies in the United States."

The email cache is said to contain information on measures taken to track activist and NGO activity for large companies, through media monitoring, and information on the financial sector.

The hacking attack on Stratfor is subject to an FBI investigation. Several alleged members of Anonymous have been arrested by authorities in the US and UK as part of investigations.

Stratfor had not at the time of writing commented on the authenticity of the published material.

WikiLeaks and some of its media partners – including the Yes Men activists who target Dow Chemicals among others – are scheduled to hold a press conference discussing the release at midday on Monday at the Frontline Club in London.


An issue for us today as it was for Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in The Rye, is recognizing what is "phony" and what is not. The word "phony" is used many times by Holden. In fact, the book is full of this word usage which really touches upon a deeper meaning than is first seen. On one level, we see a young boy, Holden Caulfield, confused about life and cutting down things that exist around him. But on a deeper level we find that we are really reading a story about a boy’s struggle with adolescence and his transition into adulthood. Holden is a very perceptive boy. He is almost beyond his years in his ability to recognize what he sees around him – but he is still just a boy. So his thoughts on life are simple. Either something is good or bad; true or false; real or "phony". When Holden uses the word "phony", he seems to be describing people that are prejudice, hypocrites or insincere. It seems to be a way for Holden to justify how the world is a bad place and to grow up and leave adolescents behind is a very bad thing. By the end of the book, however, Holden changes this view about growing up.

Phoniness exists in our society today just as it does in the book. When someone wears expensive clothes to school or drives a really fancy car they can be called phony. If a person talks with a made up accent, as Faith Cavendish did when Holden calls her on the phone once he arrives in New York, they can sound phony. We live today in a world of materialism and when someone tries to make this search for expensive things important they are acting superficial and "phony".

In the book Holden talked about Mr. Ossenburger who was the man that his dorm was named after. Holden says that this man "came up to school in this big goddam Cadillac, and we all had to stand up in the grandstand and give him a locomotive – that’s a cheer." Holden calls him a "phony" because Ossenburger seems obsessed with making money by burying people with cheap funerals.

For Holden, phoniness seems to be a characteristic of mostly adults around him. In the beginning of the book, he refers to the headmaster of his school as being "phony". His brother who works in Hollywood is, to some degree, also considered "phony". Just as in the book, in real life Hollywood is a very pretentious place. It is the lack of sincerity in our society that Holden is sensitive to and this bothers him very much. Childhood seems to be pure but adulthood seems to be full of bad things such as insincerity, or phoniness.

Holden struggles with the passage from one stage of his life into another. In the middle of the book, his sister asks him what would make him happy. Holden says that he would want to be a catcher in the rye. He wants to stand in a rye field while the kids play and make sure that they do not run into trouble. Symbolically, Holden wants to keep kids from getting into the trouble that comes with growing up and exploring new things. But by the end of the book Holden begins to realize that he cannot be a catcher in the rye because life has to move forward. For example, when Holden shows two boys where the Egyptian section in the museum is located, he finds that he is walking down a dark hallway. The two boys are afraid and run back but Holden continues forward. This represents how Holden is moving forward from childhood into adulthood but the two little boys are not yet ready to make such a move.

When the transition for Holden is complete, when he realizes that he cannot hold onto adolescence forever, the use of the world "phony" is clearly gone. This is seen in the last chapter of the book. It is here that we realize that Holden has had a nervous breakdown but somehow now seems to be able to deal with his problems. This is because he is viewing the world with more substance that when he was using the word "phony". For example, in the last chapter, the woman with the English accent sounds "affected" but not "phony". This can be contrasted with Holden’s view of Miss Cavendish earlier in the book. Holden is growing up and is viewing things in a different light. He knows that he cannot change the world in which he lives but it is possible for him to find his own place within it.

The world we live in is a mixed with all sorts of people: ones that we seem to identify with and others that we do not like. Depending upon how sensitive we are to phoniness determines how we choose our friends. It is not as easy for us to do what Holden does in the book and just paint one big bad picture of our society at large. We must search hard within our daily lives and find the good that exists as we grow as people. To be a catcher in the rye would only hurt the progression of youth into adulthood and this is not what life is all about. People are "phony", yes, but many are also good and the only way to find this is to explore living with each new day that tomorrow brings.

Bruce Springsteen: 'What was done to my country was un-American'

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Nobody had talked about income inequality in America for decades - apart from John Edwards - but no one was listening. But now you have Newt Gingrich talking about 'vulture capitalism' - Newt Gingrich! - that would not have happened without Occupy Wall Street. - Bruce Springsteen

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Thanks, to Hal at Rainbow Puddle who did all the ground work to get my laptop repaired!!!

Missing BBS Files - Some of the first Bulletin Board Systems in the United States

C. Spangler - Photograph: FlyingSnail
C. Spangler - Photograph: FlyingSnail

Curtis Spangler - The CommuniTree's First Fairwitness

Let's look at some of the earliest electronic virtual communities. This kinship chart shows the origins of the first computer bulletin boards (BBSs) that supported social interaction. Prior to this moment, BBSs messages were organized by alphabetical order, or by date. BBSs were metaphors for physical bulletin boards... objects for the exchange of simple messages, not conversations. Now, in 1978 a group of people in Northern California designed a BBS that used message attachment protocols that facilitated conversations. As a metaphor for this structure they used a tree, firstly because it was based on a principle of computer science called binary tree protocol, and secondly because Northern California near Silicon Valley was a land of hot tubs, Eastern mysticism, and computer hackers, and the organicity that the word "tree" suggested was important to those hackers' worldview.

The story of the life and death of the first CommuniTree tells us how and why the later virtual community systems were designed. The original CommuniTree was designed with the idea that the community it facilitated would be completely free. Anyone could enter any sort of message. In fact, censorship was completely prohibited at the level of the code, of the Tree's program. It worked this way: First, the system operator was prevented from reading messages as they arrived. Second, messages were hard to remove once they were entered. Third, anything could be entered into the system, including so-called control characters, which are not part of the standard alphanumeric set and which can be used to control the operation of the host computer. Lastly, to make sure that no system operator could tamper with the system, the code was written in language called Forth, and not documented. Now Forth is a religion unto itself, and if you know anything about Forth you recognize that this makes the system a total black box -- it's impossible to know anything about how the code works.

CommuniTree went online in 1978. The kinds of conversations they had in there were of a high intellectual and spiritual character. They talked about new philosophies and new religions for post-Enlightenment humanity, the first time such conversations had taken place online.

Now, at the same moment Apple Computer had reached an agreement with the U. S. Government that in return for a tax break, Apple put computers into primary and secondary schools in the U.S., and some of those computers had modems. This meant that quite suddenly a lot of kids could get online. At first both boys and girls had access, but the boys quickly elbowed the girls out of the way -- high tech was men's work. The boys quickly found out CommuniTree's phone number and logged on. They were clearly unimpressed with the high intellectual level of the discourse on CommuniTree, and they expressed their dissatisfaction in ways that were appropriate to their age and linguistic abilities. Now, the hardware of the Tree was the best that Apple had to offer in 1978, it had two floppy disk drives with a combined total of 300 kilobytes of storage. At the time, the folks who designed the Tree said "300K -- we can go on forever. We'll never fill this up." A common BBS today would have at least 100 megabytes of storage, many orders of magnitude greater than the Tree. So it didn't take long for the kids to fill every byte of disk space with every word they could think of that meant shitting or fucking, and then they'd add control characters on top of that, characters that could mess with the program or stop the floppy drives. The sysops couldn't see the messages arriving and couldn't remove them afterward. The Tree was doomed.

One of the participants in the Tree discourse said "Well, the barbarian hordes mowed us down." And the people who were on the Tree ran away, just like the population of a village during a sack. It was a kind of scattering of the tribes. Some of those people went off and designed BBSs of their own that had built into them the elements of control and surveillance that appeared to be necessary to ensure the BBS's survival in a real world that included roaming barbarians. That kind of surveillance and control continues to the present day, built right into the software; we don't think about it much any more. And that's how, back at the beginning of virtual time, the first virtual community left the Magic Garden and entered the "real" virtual world in which good had to find ways to coexist with evil.


RISKS-LIST: RISKS-FORUM Digest Tuesday 11 April 1989 Volume 8 : Issue 54
Committee on Computers and Public Policy, Peter G. Neumann, moderator
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 89 08:12:04 PDT
From: (Curtis Spangler)
Subject: NSA and Not Secure Agencies

San Francisco Chronicle, Chronicle Wire Services, April 11, 1989:

Computer Group Wary of Security Agency

A public interest group said yesterday that the National Security Agency, the nation's biggest intelligence agency, could exert excessive control over a program to strengthen the security of computer systems throughout the federal government.

The group, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility - based in Palo Alto - urged key members of Congress to focus "particularly close scrutiny" on the agency's role in helping to implement legislation aimed at safeguarding sensitive but unclassified information in federal computers.

" There is a constant risk that the federal agencies, under the guise of enhancing computer security, may find their programs - to the extent that they rely upon computer systems - increasingly under the supervision of the largest and most secretive intelligence organization in the country," it said."

Present: Researchers in the National Information Assurance Research Laboratory of the National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Secure Computing Corporation (SCC) to develop a strong, flexible mandatory access control architecture based on Type Enforcement, a mechanism first developed for the LOCK system. The NSA and SCC developed two Mach-based prototypes of the architecture: DTMach and DTOS. The NSA and SCC then worked with the University of Utah's Flux research group to transfer the architecture to the Fluke research operating system. During this transfer, the architecture was enhanced to provide better support for dynamic security policies. This enhanced architecture was named Flask. The NSA integrated the Flask architecture into the Linux® operating system to transfer the technology to a larger developer and user community. The architecture has been subsequently mainstreamed into Linux and ported to several other systems, including the Solaris™ operating system, the FreeBSD® operating system, and the Darwin kernel, spawning a wide range of related work. 200904.28 - 15:40 UTC

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Thanks to all who helped, especially Hal at Rainbow Puddle who did all the ground work!!!




I have an Early 2008 MacBook Pro 17-inch model with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors. The screen is black and stopped working. It will not boot.

Apple has the following report: MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues

It says: "If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within four years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty."

It also says, "These computers were manufactured between approximately May 2007 and September 2008."

Apple says my MacBook Pro was manufactured during November 2008 (2 months later) and does not qualify for repair, even though I have the same computer and symptoms mentioned in the above link.

I have been dealing with Oral Cancer since July 2010 and can not handle this type of aggravation.

BREAKING NEWS: 201202.15:

Dubbed the KING GRUB virus, this is the most DANGEROUS MAC e-mail virus ever.

It will rewrite your hard drive and scramble any disks that are even close to your computer. It will recalibrate your freezer's coolness setting so all your ice cream melts. It will demagnetize the strips on all your credit cards, screw up the tracking on your TiVo/DVR/VCR, and use subspace field harmonics to render any CDs you try to play unreadable. [Continue Reading

Hunger and Shame - Dr. Mary Howard and Dr. Ann V. Millard

Dear All,

Just another note on our time in Tanzania. Some of you may know that I first came to this country in 1970 and stayed with my husband Tom till 1975. I am now in Moshi, the small town below Mt Kilimanjaro where we once worked a small shamba (farm) with 14 other Tanzanians. We raised chickens for the town market, had our own herd of milking goats and about 20 or so pigs. Tomorrow the students will accompany me to that shamba and then walk to the neighboring village where our first born son, Matthew's, god parents live. I suspect his godfather has passed away as he was quite ill the last time I popped in for a visit.

Since we've been here we've been able to travel to Marangu area in the banana belt on the mountain. We spent a day working with a group of Chagga women who have formed a club that promotes reforestation.They greeted our arrival with trilling and songs of praise for their guests. And as the official spokesperson, I am now angle to string together expressions of appreciation in Swahili--in fact I've become quite conversant though I am not sure of what I'm saying at times. Hey--the students are quite impressed!

A Peace Corps volunteer, Andrew Zacharias, who is the brother of a student at OWU, helped facilitate this visit. Students filled small plastic tubes with earth for seeds and then learned to shade the seedlings by stringing up rows of banana leaves. We then went to eat in a nearby restaurant. Eating has become a bit of a challenge as four of the students are vegetarians and the rest of us eat meat. I used to tell students to leave all your "isms" behind to have a more successful adaptation to new cultures but this seems less a possibility these days. I may return as a vegetarian.

Yesterday we spent four hours climbing up Mt Kilimanjaro and two hours down. We had a delightful guide, Alfredo and a porter Peter who I greeted with "Shikamo" or "I hold your feet"..a greeting one gives to acknowledge elders. Peter it turns out, is 10 years younger than me. I made this same walk perhaps 40 years ago. We chose not to climb to the top since our local Chagga friends said this was an activity for "Watu wakichaa" or crazy people. But my two sisters made it and from their tails of suffering I think the Chagga had it right. I must say that at 67, it was a bit crazy too. Reminds me of a trip back in 1989 when I waited 8 hours to catch a ride up to my previous research region and caught a truck filled with people, jumped to the back of it and drank in diesel fumes and dust while holding on for dear life. I remember saying to myself,"I used to think this was fun!" Same for yesterday.

Alfredi was a member of the Hadza, the only known foraging group in Tanzania who migrated up from Southern Africa. They are a Khoisan speaking people who use clicking sounds in their language. From what I understood, they are now converting to farming and will probably be unrecognizable as foragers in time. When I did a year long study with UNICEF in the 70's during a devastating drought, they were the only people who didn't have large numbers of elderly and children dying because all shared what was available.

I am trying to impart hope to the students as we go along. We are in the dry season. The long rains are over due and frankly it is dryer and dustier than in the 70's. Kibo, the top of Kilimanjaro, has only a minuscule amount of snow left. People tell me that there is hunger again. We will see what people say when we visit our village tomorrow.

Well, power is on red. Better send this while I can.

Love, Mary

AC/DC's Bon Scott Plays the Bagpipes 1976


Hunger and Shame - Dr. Mary Howard and Dr. Ann V. Millard

Dear All,

Pardon my use of simple text edit but the Wi-Fi is down and I find myself with some free time.

A few things have happened since I last wrote. We spent a lovely day at the home of a friend of mine from 40 years ago. Her name is Faye Cran, better known to the locals in Arusha as Mama Kuku (Mother Chicken) after having started up Tanzania's largest chicken hatchery. In addition to developing a home for those with leprosy, she also has worked to confront some of the ethnic groups dreadful belief that use of human albino body parts for magic can bring about desired results. This is a rather recent development and occurs in only a few districts in the country. The country by the way, is experiencing its 5th year of drought so one can expect desperate behaviors to result. Pete O'Neal is reading the children's book Faye helped publish to his children to challenge this belief. Here's a LA Times article on Pete: Former Black Panther patches together purpose in Africa exile - In America, Pete O'Neal was an angry man, an ex-con who found a kind of religion in 1960s black nationalism. In a Tanzania village, he's been a champion of children.

We spent a day in the Taringire National Park. On the way, we went through the Waarusha settlements. They were once Maasai but have converted to a combination of agriculture and cattle keeping. The countryside they have settled in is breathtaking even with the extensive land erosion from sheep and goat grazing, heavy rains, and wind and sand storms. Students are learning about all of this as we go along. So too are they learning about the efforts at conservation and challenges from poaching and use of the park land for agricultural purposes. And they are learning about the economics of tourism and environmental trade offs.. Besides the one day we did a tour in Nairobi, the parks will be our only other moments to experience Africa from a tourist's perspective. You can bet I will call attention to that when our classes officially begin.

Once in the park, we were delighted with the abundance of wild life--hundreds of elephants, some few giraffes, zebras, ostrich, dik dik's gazelles, impalas, water bucks, black rhinos, hippos, lions, fox, wart hogs, a leopard, a cheetah, storks, eagles and a huge array of other colorful birds. It's best known for its birds. Our guide, Julius was brilliant in explaining various forms of adaptation and biological processes. He will be with us when we go to Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and Lake Manyara tomorrow for a three night camp out.

I am surprised how my Swahili is returning. Words I haven't spoken for 40 years just pop back without effort. Why can't that happen with my English? Spanish sometimes still creeps in but I have another week to go before that ceases.

Right now the drums are calling. Students have practiced traditional dancing and have developed a skit from The Lion King. I have a part. Must go.

Love, Mary

The Ward Churchill Story

Mike Wilhelm & Hired Guns
Maria's Music & Dinner
Presidio Yacht Club
Fort Baker, Sommerville Rd, Sausalito, CA
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7:00pm until 10:00pm

Mike Wilhelm - December 31, 2011 - Photograph: Rick Washburn
Mike Wilhelm - Photograph: Keizo Yamazawa

Keith Lampe - Co-Founder of YIPPIE and Progressive Activist Groups


Paul Krassner - The Realist/Writer/Comic

Paul Krassner - Occupy Wall St. and the Yippies

What Happened to the 60's, Paul Krassner's Perspective

If God's on our side, He'll stop the next war.

USS Enterprise False Flag!!

Republicans and Democrats Support Terrorism Against U.S. Military: Israel attacked the USS Liberty

[Viewing Suggestion: Play Both Videos At the Same Time]

William Burroughs, 1983

Silent footage of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and others in New York, Summer 1959

World Health Organization has classified Smart Meter Radiation
as "possibly carcinogenic to humans."

PG&E Smart Meters via prez @ usa-exile

Devo - Beautiful World

Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello - The ghost of Tom Joad (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 2009)

George Carlin - The Owners of America

Nobody for President 2012 - None of the Above on Voter Ballots
Nobody Brought Peace To Our Times

"None of the Above" Should Be On Voter Ballots

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 -- Message by Michael Pinder

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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. - Tommy Smothers

Artist, John Flores

The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God let me see you" and a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice. And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle" and a life was born. But the man did not know. So the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are there" Whereupon God reached down and touched the man. But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Somebody is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you
Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way you expect.