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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.

M 3.1 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 2014-04-27 02:22:35 UTC

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) ~

The End ~


Jimmy Cliff ~ Sitting In Limbo ~ Guitar Center ~

A recent visit to my Tumor Board Oncologists resulted in two new biopsies.

My mouth hurts, body aches, I'm not in a good mood, ... but am working on that.

It will be two weeks before I know results, which may be posted here rather than via email. ~@~

Gothic weekend in Whitby

It's that time of year when gregarious goths gather in the April gloom of the North Yorkshire seaside town. This year the festival celebrates it's 20th birthday, having started as a gathering of penpals who met via NME magazine. The organisers chose Whitby as home of the biannual event because of its links with Bram Stoker's Dracula

Getty photographer Ian Forsyth backcombed his hair and documented the day. Possibly

Greg Whitmore,, Saturday 26 April 2014 11.29 EDT, Article Source

Amy Smith from Cheshire. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Amy Smith from Cheshire. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

Lesley Scaife from Harrogate. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Lesley Scaife from Harrogate. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

Two goths and a dog. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Two goths and a dog. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

A woman dressed a Little Red Riding Hood withdraws money from a cashpoint. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
A woman dressed a Little Red Riding Hood withdraws money from a cashpoint. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

Colette Rimmer, 10, from Wigan poses with a spooky doll. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Colette Rimmer, 10, from Wigan poses with a spooky doll. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

Two goths and a baby. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Two goths and a baby. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

Everild Breen, also known as Aunty Em, from Keighly. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Everild Breen, also known as Aunty Em, from Keighly. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

Two vampires outside a cafe ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Two vampires outside a cafe ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

Young steampunk Robin Middlehurst, 8, from Cheshire shivers on the shore ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
Young steampunk Robin Middlehurst, 8, from Cheshire shivers on the shore ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

The weekend is a chance to forget your cares and embrace your dark side. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth
The weekend is a chance to forget your cares and embrace your dark side. ~ Getty Photograph by Ian Forsyth

United State Cafe
United State Cafe signUnited State Cafe, Entry/Exit Stained Glass WIndow above front door by C. Spangler United State Cafe
Remembering the United State Cafe

Georgia Guidestones

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Source

What Do THEY Know,
That You Don't Know?

01). Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

02). Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.

03). Unite humanity with a living new language.

04). Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.

05). Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

06). Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

07). Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

08). Balance personal rights with social duties.

09). Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.

10). Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.

Maybe this or a New World Order ???

via: Amestizo ~ BLOG + NEW:

Tinariwen live ~


Everything You Need To Know
About The End Of Net Neutrality

Gerry Smith, The Huffingtom Post, 04/24/2014 2:36 pm EDT ~ Updated: 5:59 pm EDT, Article Source

via: Keith Lampe ~ Co-Founder of YIPPIE and Progressive Activist Groups

It may be the end of the Internet as we know it.

That was the reaction from consumer advocates and some websites after the Federal Communications Commission announced new rules governing Internet service on Thursday. The rules effectively put an end to net neutrality, or the idea that all web traffic should be treated equally.

"Definitely, consumers are the losers," said Todd O'Boyle, a program director at Common Cause, a left-leaning public interest lobbying group. "The sites they rely on on a daily basis may not work in a way they've come to rely on."

The FCC insists, however, that the new rules would not harm Internet users. In a blog post Thursday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said there had been “a great deal of misinformation” about the proposal, which he said would not permit “behavior harmful to consumers or competition by limiting the openness of the Internet.”

Here are some key points to understand regarding the changes:

What is net neutrality and why is this happening?

Net neutrality is the idea that your Internet provider must treat all Web traffic equally. A court decision in January struck down FCC rules meant to ensure that Internet providers do not discriminate by blocking or slowing certain content.

That decision opened the door for Internet providers like Comcast and Verizon to cut deals with content providers, which would pay to stream their content in an Internet “fast lane.”

After the ruling, the FCC said it would revise its rules. That's what happened Thursday.

What do the new rules say?

The new rules would allow companies like Netflix to pay Internet providers to stream their videos and other content more quickly. That could create two lanes on the Internet, fast super-highways that big tech companies can afford and a bumpy backroad where less fortunate websites dwell, consumer advocates say.

Verizon, which sued the FCC for the right to cut such deals, said Thursday that it had no intention of preventing customers from viewing certain sites.

Verizon and other Internet providers “have always made clear that we support an open Internet and we have publicly committed to ensuring that customers can access the Internet content they want, when they want and how they want," the company said in a statement.

The FCC said these deals would still be fair because Internet providers would be required to reveal how they handle traffic, how much they charge companies for access to fast lanes, and whether they’ve given preferential treatment to their own content.

That last part could become especially important as Internet providers are increasingly becoming entertainment companies. AT&T said this week it plans to launch a new online video service. Comcast owns NBC Universal, which includes 30 cable networks, 26 local TV stations and part of the streaming service Hulu.

Internet providers would be required to act in a “commercially reasonable manner,” according to the FCC, which will vote on the proposed rules later this year.

What could that mean for me, in English, please?

First off, the web could get more expensive. The impact on the average Internet user will likely not be felt right away. But over time, websites would probably pass on to consumers the costs of paying for high-speed access, according to Harold Feld, a senior vice president at the consumer group Public Knowledge.

In addition, it could become difficult to view certain websites owned by companies that can't afford to pay for access to an Internet fast lane, Feld said.

On top of Internet users potentially paying more, they would also be more confused, Feld said. Under the proposed rules, people would need to make sense of a fragmented Internet landscape where the time it takes to load an online video would depend on whether that website paid extra to their Internet provider. Consumers may start choosing their Internet providers based on which websites they like to visit.

Feld compared the situation to the exclusive deals that AT&T and Apple once made that only allowed AT&T subscribers to purchase the iPhone.

This sounds pretty frustrating.

It would be. Under the FCC’s proposed rules, the quality of online streaming services like Netflix or HBO Go would depend on whether those services are paying your Internet provider or not, Feld said.

"It will become more fragmented and more frustrating," he added.

The proposed rules could affect not just entertainment, but also education. If schools use an online curriculum made by a company that cut a deal with Verizon, students who subscribe to Verizon's Internet service at home would have an advantage over other students who subscribe to another provider, Feld said. ~ Timothy Stenovec contributed reporting.

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

IN USE/NO LINE Telephone status off and on since January 2014
IN USE/NO LINE ~ Telephone status off and on since January 2014

Corporate Media Truth By Omission
of WiFi Effects on Human Body?

201404.24 ~ A little while ago I sat down for breakfast and turned on television. Unfortunately, because of a show viewed last night News was on and they were defending the safety of WiFi; but it could have been on the safety of cellular phones or on the safety of Smart Meters.

Corporate Media's conclusion:
WiFi is safe and poses no risk to the human body.


As a member of a small group of communications pioneers who introduced wireless data communication to the United States using safe, non-microwave, frequencies:

When a transmitting device is tested for public use, usually, only one device is used; allowing specifications to fall within the range of allowable human exposure.

There is no test or map that shows what happens when there are millions of these devices (coverage map graphics used to show possible radiation density) being used; including repeater sites, and the long term effects of using this type radiation on living things. Please Read This

United States Connectivity Map
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Cell coverage

Original source reference: Don't ignore weird spots on your face.

Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear
powers over failure to disarm

Pacific nation that was site of 67 nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958 accuses states of 'flagrant denial of human justice'

Julian Borger, diplomatic editor,, Thursday 24 April 2014 06.11 EDT, Article Source

[Ed. Note: Attention Marshall Islands regarding "flagrant denial of human justice."

21st Century POLITICIANS have become the new evil pariah of World terrorism and it is advised one familiarize themselves with some of the following history:

Slavery in the United States, ... In jurisprudence, reparation is replenishment of a previously inflicted loss by the criminal to the victim. Monetary restitution is a common form of reparation. Reparation through community service is based on the collectivist notion of society as a singular entity that is capable of being victimized, or on the notion of the State as the victim of all crime.

Reparations (transitional justice), ... Reparations for slavery, ... Slavery among Native Americans in the United States, ... Slavery among the indigenous peoples of the Americas, to site a few examples why "I would not expect much, if anything, to happen, regarding your lawsuit !!!]

Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, where a 15-megaton device equivalent to a thousand Hiroshima blasts, detonated in 1954. Photograph: US Air Force - digital version
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, where a 15-megaton device equivalent to a thousand
Hiroshima blasts, detonated in 1954. Photograph: US Air Force - digital version

The Marshall Islands is suing the nine countries with nuclear weapons at the international court of justice at The Hague, arguing they have violated their legal obligation to disarm.

In the unprecedented legal action, comprising nine separate cases brought before the ICJ on Thursday, the Republic of the Marshall Islands accuses the nuclear weapons states of a "flagrant denial of human justice". It argues it is justified in taking the action because of the harm it suffered as a result of the nuclear arms race.

The Pacific chain of islands, including Bikini Atoll and Enewetak, was the site of 67 nuclear tests from 1946 to 1958, including the "Bravo shot", a 15-megaton device equivalent to a thousand Hiroshima blasts, detonated in 1954. The Marshallese islanders say they have been suffering serious health and environmental effects ever since.

The island republic is suing the five "established" nuclear weapons states recognised in the 1968 nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) – the United States, ... Russia (which inherited the Soviet arsenal), China, ... France and the United Kingdom – as well as the three countries outside the NPT who have declared nuclear arsenals – India, ... Pakistan and North Korea, and the one undeclared nuclear weapons state, Israel.

The Guardian, UK, map of Marshall Islands with Bikini Island highlighted

The NPT, which came into force in 1970 is essentially a compact between the non-weapon states, who pledged to not to acquire nuclear weapons, and the weapons states, who in return undertook to disarm under article VI of the treaty.

Although the size of the arsenals are sharply down from the height of the cold war, the Marshall Islands' legal case notes there remain more than 17,000 warheads in existence, 16,000 of them owned by Russia and the US – enough to destroy all life on the planet.

"The long delay in fulfilling the obligations enshrined in article VI of the NPT constitutes a flagrant denial of human justice," the court documents say.

The Marshall Islands case draws attention to the fact that the weapons states are currently in the process of modernising their nuclear weapons, which it portrays as a clear violation of the NPT.

The case against Britain, which has an estimated total inventory of 225 warheads and is in the process of replacing its submarine-launched Trident arsenal, states that: "The UK has not pursued in good faith negotiations to cease the nuclear arms race at an early date through comprehensive nuclear disarmament or other measures, and instead is taking actions to improve its nuclear weapons system and to maintain it for the indefinite future."

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's general secretary, Kate Hudson, said: "The nuclear-armed states continue to peddle the myth that they are committed to multilateral disarmament initiatives, while squandering billions to modernise their nuclear arsenals. The UK government's plans to replace Trident make a mockery of its professed belief in multilateral frameworks – and now in addition to huge public opposition in the UK, it will also face an international legal challenge to expose its hypocrisy."

Click to view: The End Of The World, FLASH Animation

Dahbud Mensch ~ is SANITY the PLAYGROUND of the unIMAGINATIVE ?

BIDEN HIS TIME says, It's time to STOP TALKING and START ACTING!! In the next frame Biden sppears to be dressed like Hamlet holding, what looks like Putin's skull and says, NUKES FOR UKES! ALAS, POOR VLADIMIR...
Steve Bell, The Guardian, 22 April 2014 on Joe Biden's action over Ukraine ~ Cartoon Source

John Titor on Civil War

I remember 2036 very clearly. It is difficult to describe 2036 in detail without spending a great deal of time explaining why things are so different.

In 2036, I live in central Florida with my family and I'm currently stationed at an Army base in Tampa. A world war in 2015 killed nearly three billion people. The people that survived grew closer together. Life is centered on the family and then the community. I cannot imagine living even a few hundred miles away from my parents.

There is no large industrial complex creating masses of useless food and recreational items. Food and livestock is grown and sold locally. People spend much more time reading and talking together face to face. Religion is taken seriously and everyone can multiply and divide in their heads.

Life has changed so much over my lifetime that it's hard to pin down a "normal" day. When I was 13, I was a soldier. As a teenager, I helped my dad haul cargo. I went to college when I was 31 and I was recruited to "time travel" shortly after that. Again, I suppose an average day in 2036 is like an average day on the farm.

There is a civil war in the United States that starts in 2005. That conflict flares up and down for 10 years. In 2015, Russia launches a nuclear strike against the major cities in the United States (which is the "other side" of the civil war from my perspective), China and Europe. The United States counter attacks. The US cities are destroyed along with the AFE (American Federal Empire)...thus we (in the country) won. The European Union and China were also destroyed. Russia is now our largest trading partner and the Capitol of the US was moved to Omaha Nebraska.

One of the biggest reasons why food production is localized is because the environment is affected with disease and radiation. We are making huge strides in getting it cleaned up. Water is produced on a community level and we do eat meat that we raise ourselves.

After the war, early new communities gathered around the current Universities. That's where the libraries were. I went to school at Fort UF, which is now called the University of Florida. Not too much is different except the military is large part of people's life and we spend a great deal of time in the fields and farms at the "University" or Fort.

The Constitution was changed after the war. We have 5 presidents that are voted in and out on different term periods. The vice president is the president of the senate and they are voted separately.

should be a choice on Voter Ballots
and Nobody should be President !!!

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Pending messages 1 to 50 of more than 1000

Above graphic represents 24 hours of email, "more than 1000" is equal to 17,893, and a small number compared to some days.

Today's outgoing email (201404.15) was a test and as suspected, addresses previously destined to arrive here were scattered among rejected email.

Due to a long face-to-face story, email captured by the email guardian will no longer be checked, because it is now impossible to confirm if eMail arrived, so ... if one has information to share, use a telephone. ~@~

Karl Cohen ~ Association International du Film d'Animation-SF Newsletter


Shorts 3: Animation" will be shown Saturday, April 26, 9:45 PM and Monday, May 5, 9:00 PM at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 76 minutes, $13 members / $15 general.

DON'T MISS AN EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAM OF ANIMATED SHORTS FOR ADULTS PRESENTED BY THE SF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL by Karl Cohen Their not-to-be-missed show goes under a boring name "Shorts 3: Animation," but boring it isn't! This is an excellent selection of cutting edge works and each is outstanding in a different way. But be warned, this is not a nice gentle family show for kids, but a program of fascinating, intelligent, prize winning works of art for adults.

The program will open with "Cosmic Flower Unfolding," an exquisite visionary film by Ben Ridgway, a Bay Area computer animator. There is a lot to ooh and ah over in these two breathtaking minutes. Ben teaches at SF State.

Then it is on to Bill Plympton's "Drunker Than a Skunk" that combines a bold, raw soundtrack with his outrageous cartoony drawings. The art illustrate a most unusual work of poetry recited by the author Walt Curtis. Bill told me Curtis arrived at the recording session with a half empty jug of wine that he had just purchased. It is a very realistic soundtrack.

From the National Film Board of Canada comes "Subconscious Password" by Chris Landreth. He won an Oscar for "Ryan," and his newest film takes us on a bizarre ride though the subject's subconscious mind as he tries to remember somebody's name at a social engagement. Along the way he meets a host of celebrities from Yoko Ono to H. P. Lovecraft and Salvador Dali. You will be amazed by this strange comedy.

An even bolder film from the Canadian Film Board is "Gloria Victoria" by Theodore Ushev. This is a powerful dense experimental work of art set to Dmitri Shostakovich's "Leningrad Symphony." The symphonic score builds to a rousing climax just as Ravel's "Bolero" does, but here the abstract music and visuals suggest the growth and struggle of a new nation in times of war and peace.

In stark contrast to the powerful Russian experience comes "Little Vulvah and Her Clitoral Awareness" by Sara Koppel from Denmark. It is beautifully drawn with an exquisite use of line and a refined artistic sensibility. At times it is reminiscent of the erotic illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley. It includes unexpected surprises.

In "Oh Willy" by Emma de Swaef and Marc James from Belgium, the story begins with Willie going to a nudist colony to see his mother. This stop-motion puppet film has won several audience awards and grand prizes at European festivals.

Guilherme Marcondes' "The Master's Voice: Caveirao" is a surreal adventure in a mysterious town where spirits of the night come out for a carnival-like boogie. The cast includes highly imaginative looking ghosts and ghouls plus an inquisitive mosquito and a not quite human policeman.

"The Missing Scarf" by Eoin Duffy from Ireland and narrated by George Takei, has won over a dozen top awards at festivals in the US and Europe. It was also one of ten finalists for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short this year (so were "Gloria Victoria" and "Subconscious Password"). It begins as a cute film for kids, but the innocent squirrel ends up in a black comedy that explores some of life's major fears. This is certainly not a kid friendly film.

A most unexpected subject for a contemporary film is Lyndon B. Johnson, the former president of the USA. In "The Rancher" by Kelly Sears, she imagines his dreams, nightmares of his world coming apart. Kelly is the grand lady of American experimental film.

Finally this 21st Century animated program for adults includes two tiny films by Max Hattler from England. "Stop the Show" (aka "WAR") was made for Amnesty International. It has a big message while "Very Large Increase in the Size, Amount, or Importance of Something Over a Very Short Period of Time" is a one minute trip to infinity and beyond.

"Shorts 3: Animation" will be shown Saturday, April 26, 9:45 PM and Monday, May 5, 9:00 PM at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 76 minutes, $13 members / $15 general.

The festival is also presenting a family oriented program of animated shorts. "Shorts 6: Family Films" includes several works that are bound to please including two new films from Moonbot Studios. They are best known for their Academy Award wining short "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." One is "Silent, A Short Film" that stars the delightful Buster Keaton-like man who was also the star of the "The Fantastic Flying Books." The short premiered at The Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony held in LA in February. The second Moonbot film is "The Numberlys," a William Joyce story that takes place in a world full of numbers, but without any letters.

The other films in the program that I've seen are also crowd pleasers. "Soup of the Day" is a fun music video by Lynn Smith (NFB of Canada) and "My Mom Is an Airplane" by Yulia Aronova from Russia is a charming kids fantasy. Ron Diamond (Acme Filmworks and saw Yulia's work at a festival in Europe and is now distributing her charming work with a new English soundtrack.

The two films in the program that I haven't seen are "The Dam Keeper" and "I Want my Hat Back." The latter is based on Jon Klassen's classic children's book. "Shorts 6: Family Films" will be shown Saturday, April 26, 10:15 AM at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, $13 members / $15 general, ages 6 and up.

Erik Moll ~ Musician, Song writer, Performer, Hole In The Wall (Norway Band)

Hi there!

I will be in Texas this Spring April 23 - June 1, 2014 playing a few gigs and visiting friends.

U.S. gigs so far:

April 29-Evangeline Cafe on Brodie St. in Austin w/Steve Carter 7-9PM

May 1-Anderson Fair Folk Club in Houston (in the round) 8PM

May 5-??Donn's in Austin-sit in w/Chris Gage??

May 7-??sit in with Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina in Austin?? Strange Brew in Austin w/Chris Gage??

May 9-House concert in San Antonio w/Butch Morgan. 8-11PM $15 Please note that this is a private event by invitation only. The people who reserve a seat will be given the address, so let me know if you want to reserve a seat!

May 12-??Donn's in Austin-sit in w/Chris Gage??

May 14-???Sit in w/Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina in Austin?? Strange Brew in Austin w/Chris Gage??

May 15-Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos-in the round with Gus Samuelsen and others

May 17-BB Rovers in Austin w/Steve Brooks 8-11PM (12171 Jollyville Rd)

May 18-Private Party in Blanco

May 29-Kerrville Folk Festival/Threadgill Theater 7-9PM (in the round with several Danish artists)

More details will follow.

Hope to see you!


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

Ohio Wesleyan film festival:
College students learn recipe for inspirational filmmaking

By Terry MikesellThe Columbus Dispatch • Thursday April 18, 2013 10:24 AM • Article Spurce

Flour, shortening and water combined can create a piecrust. The ingredients can also form the glue that bonds generations of a family.

A piecrust recipe handed down from a grandmother she never knew inspired Brittany Vickers to create the short film Mouthful of Memories. The film and others will be shown during the ninth annual Ohio Wesleyan University Documentary Film Festival, screening Friday at the Strand Theatre in Delaware.

The films were created in the class Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking, taught by Mary Howard, a sociology and anthropology professor, and Chuck Della Lana, director of media services at Wesleyan.

Vickers, a 21-year-old journalism major from Newark, recalls helping her mother prepare peanut-butter pie for family events. While her mother would make the crust, she would talk about Brittany's grandmother, Mildred Hix, who died at age 55 in 1980, 11 years before Brittany was born.

"I heard a lot about her and how she was a very welcoming person," Vickers said.

A Thanksgiving feast crystallized her idea for the movie.

"I went home and I had that food again, and I thought this would be really relevant to me," said the Utica High School graduate.

Vickers interviewed her mother and her mother's six siblings to create a portrait of her grandmother.

"I learned a lot more about her as a person versus as a mother," Vickers said. "My mom has always talked about how I would have loved her and how I'm a lot like her."

The instructors have histories in moviemaking. Howard made Cloud People and Swept Out, two documentaries about homelessness. Della Lana, who has a degree in film studies from Rowan University in New Jersey, made Beyond the Bars, the story of an artist who works with inmates at the Marion Correctional Facility in Marion, Ohio.

The class stemmed from the 2004 controversy surrounding the closure of the Open Shelter location in Franklinton, where Howard would take students to teach them about homelessness. To counter what she thought was misrepresentation of the shelter in the media, Howard began to film activities there.She knew how to point and shoot the camera — and not much else. After compiling about 15 hours' worth of footage, she had no idea what to do with it.

"I had a story to tell but no way to tell it because I had no background in filmmaking," she said.

She approached Della Lana for help, and the partnership was born. Soon after, they created the film class.

Their students are filmmaking novices who have little idea of how to operate a video camera or use editing programs. Through class exercises, students develop their skills in interviewing, filming and editing. Howard tends to work with the students on anthropological themes and Della Lana handles the filmmaking aspects, but through the years, their roles have merged."We've done a lot of crossover," Howard said. "We're a dynamic duo."And because this is an anthropology class, the films must focus on people.

"We don't do March of the Penguins-type documentaries," Howard said.

This year's program will feature five 20- to 25-minute films.

"I'm always thrilled and excited to see the end results of all their hard work," Della Lana said. "Every year, I'm amazed at these kids who have never done this before and come up with fine, polished pieces."

Howard finds teaching the class to be particularly satisfying.

"This is a skill that so many of the students will be able to use in a lot of their workaday worlds."

10th Annual OWU Documentary Film Festival

Shortcuts To The Fair ~

At the beginning of the semester students of the OWU Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking class were given a challenge. They were each assigned to visit the Delaware County Fair and shoot a 20 minute interview. At the next class, they screened the raw footage. By the third class they had to cut the footage down to a 2-3 minutes short, add music and production elements, and screen the finished films for their classmates. (18 minutes) Directed by SOAN 365: Ethnographic and Documentary Film and Filmmaking Class

Lovability ~

This film explores the complicated world of dating and relationships with several couples once challenged by disability. Frustrated with his own search for love, the filmmaker also confronts single men in gay bars about their willingness to date someone like himself who is differently abled. (20 min.) Directed by Ryan Haddad

Heartland ~

A visual examination of spaces real and imaginary, light and dark, old and new, and their combined reality. (15 minutes) Directed by Lucas McDowell

Death and Revivial ~

In 2010, two elderly patrons of St. Dominic's Church, a small Catholic parish located in the blighted, impoverished "South Side" neighborhood of Youngstown, Ohio, were tragically murdered during two separate incidents on church property. This documentary focuses on the church pastor's efforts in organizing a city-wide effort to revitalize and renew the South Side community. (20 minutes) Directed by Alex Cook

A Life Worth Living ~

A small community of North Carolinian watermen banded together to save the last fish house on their island from shutting down. By working together with leaders in the greater community of Ocracoke Island, the watermen were able to save not only the fish house but also their livelihood. (14 minutes) Directed by Anna Jones

The Land of Enchantment ~

A meditation on consumerism, the systematic production of waste in the United States, and a commentary on what it means to be a consumer in the western world. (20 minutes) Directed by Michael Cormier

Deep Green Resistance ~

Distressed about the loss of a valued coordinator of campus sustainability projects, OWU students organize a protest to reinstate the position and to express their concerns about our environment. (16 min.) Directed by Karli Amstadt

If Everyone Had A Garden ~

Bob and Sue Harter have found the beauty of nature in their own back yard. By cultivating a garden they have shaped a harmonious way of life that moves with nature and not against it. (16 minutes) Directed by Christian Sanford and Michelle Smith

Boptime with Even Steven,
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Posted To Avoid Unnecessary Repetition

Hello (Me),

Hope all is well with you. I been somewhat worried because you have not posted anything in about a week's time. Please send a quick email to me to let me know how you are.

love, (Long Time Friend)

Dearest (Long Time Friend),

(smile) Thank you, very much, for your concern.

For the longest time I have been saying I wanted to get off Internet because I do not want to waste the rest of my aging life sitting in front of a computer screen, which (imo) can become unhealthy and (sigh) add extra body weight, due to lack of exercise.

I have not been updating my pages, as much, because I no longer want to encourage people, in any way, to do the same (sit for endless hours in front of a computer screen, for no good reason), because there is more to life, and (imo) most people are being conned by corporate media and corporate Internet into forgetting that.

(grin/otoh) There is a current update on the main page attempting to explain why it is becoming almost impossible to check email; however, I did leave out the fact Internet and email have now become a stress generator for me, and due to my illnesses, this is not good.

On another note, Internet has now become an extremely dangerous place to hang out, which (imo) the corporatists want, so they can sell everyone on level 2 Internet; something I call "pay-for-click," and assume PRISM based entities, like fzootube, will eventually start charging, maybe, a penny per click, which may not seem like much, but when there are millions of users, it equals a small daily fortune, for what were originally free services.

I also believe socnets will eventually start charging for protection, as long as one stays within a specified domain, and (imo) is nothing more than a subtle form of brain washing.

It is a fact socnets like fzukbook, fzoogle+, etc. sold out users who do not appear to care their very personal information has now fallen into a world of no secrets, because socnet lusers (old net word most folks are not aware of, look it up on Wikipedia, if interested) are too busy trying to impress and lure total strangers into being friends, followers, or subscribers, because they believe they will become respected if they are able to accumulate (x) users.

I often wonder how these same users would respond to me if I tapped a telephone or two and posted audio results. (sigh) I get the impression they would want to destroy me (grin); while allowing TLA's to get away with it, without any repercussion, ... and another form of brain washing I previously mentioned.

(imo) I have seen what appears to be psychological side effects of unfriended rejection or cyberbullying; some of which has caused children to take their own life, and almost too much to believe; trending towards addictive psychosis. (sigh) I feel I can say this because, if you recall, one of my majors, way back, was psychology.

One more thing, ... every time I post a newly revealed truism about socnets, etc., paid "haters" attack, back, with a vengeance, in droves (I have proof).

When I say "paid haters" these are corporate flunkies on a salary who spend hours constructing things that attempt to shape other users minds into accepting corporate views or rejecting/attacking users who are 'not on board' (with corporate thought). I have also collected a pile of examples, in case there is ever challenge.

(fwiw) A lot of what became Internet actually happened in our old SFO basement and the original intent of CommuniTree (look for "Missing BBS Files" in flyingsnail's index if you do not recall what that was), Usenet, and Internet was to share information freely, but now that most of those people have become super wealthy, they no longer care or have the integrity to stand up against what is really happening today. Oh, and when I pointed out this possibility, back then, in advance, I ended up gaining more enemies. (sigh/grin) I can also name names.

There is another thing I should mention. Some very well known computer people are aware I have accumulated source going back to BBS, Home Brew Computer Club, and Usenet days Nobody else seems to have, that tells a different story than the one presented, and have had the opportunity to converse with people like Billy Gates, who I still respect because of his philanthropy, Paul Allen, John Draper, Steve Jobs and Woz (at their old place in North Berkeley), etc., to name a few. (chuckle/btw) Did you know a bunch of microcomputer pioneers were actually acid heads (chuckle/word), but (smile) I digress and am getting tired of typing for the moment.

(smile) Personally, I will be traveling back in time, in a manner of speaking, to the days before computers, when a telephone, snail mail, and amateur radio were the only available forms of personal communication.

I will phone you soon, in order to give you my phone number, and look forward to chatting.

Much love to you and yours, (Me)

BONEY M ~ Rivers Of Babylon ~

Who's Alien? ~ US Out of North America, Nobody for President, NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on Voter Ballots

Make A Longer Story Shorter

Final Homework Assignment: Page One by ~@~

01). By mistake, alien DNA was introduced into an evolving species.

02). Source DNA not from 'root' genetic pool; concluding, 'there is another'.

03). Culling can not be applied, because of possibility that 'another war' might occur.

04). Elders adapt "everything is perfect," science project attitude and make no corrective efforts.

05). Species intelligence accelerates faster than evolutionary process and continues to kill for no reason.

06). Species work in various fields of science that now threaten areas beyond reflected space and local universe.

07). Opposition group call for culling of species containing alien DNA, leaving five hundred million unaffected DNA.

08). Rights group say "mass culling" is murder [since it was not originally employed] and call for species intervention.

09). Elders continue to do nothing and suggest, 'there is a new age around corner (2050); let the species sort it out.

10). Species develops atomic power for bombs, rather than batteries. Military only one allowed to possess nukes.

a). Origin of military is Royal Guard employed by Kings to protect treasury first, royal family second.

b). Balance of power shift. Guard now more powerful than Royals.

c). The right to bear arms now becomes a technically moot point.

11). Wave form collapses prematurely on both sides of duality.

a). Species no longer whole and scattered in various bodies.

12). No explanation then or now for wave form collapse.

13). Elders now at, "What to do" junction. Good luck!

Notes from ~@~

We recently got in touch with a very dear and close friend who I have been reminiscing with. Here is a recent email exchange about one of my best and most favorite memories:

Hanging Out With Anaïs Nin

Dearest One,

The following popped up in my brain while making morning lattes.

If you recall, I was very fond of Anaïs Nin and during the early '70s you arranged with your friend Flo Kennedy for tickets and passes to see her at the Palace of Fine Arts, in San Francisco.

After the show we went backstage and Anaïs was sitting at her makeup table with her legs crossed.

I could not help noticing how beautiful she and her legs were, for a 70+ year old woman.

Mentioning Flo, you introduced us to her. We chatted for a while, were having a great time, and I could not resist saying, "I hope this does not offend you Ms. Nin, but you have incredibly beautiful legs."

She turned her chair towards us, smiled, gently slid her dress up about 12 inches above her knee, exposing more of her legs, and said, "Why thank you, ... and call me Anaïs."

Anaïs then asked what month and day I was born. When I told her, her face lit up with an extraordinary smile, but she did not say anything.

Near the end of the evening, we were standing in front of her holding hands, thanked her for her time, and said goodbye.

She stood up, hugged both of us at the same time, patted me on the butt, smiled and said, "You two remind me very much of my dear friends June and Henry [Miller]." which was one of the best compliments I have ever received!

Had I remembered Henry's birthday was on the 26th of December, I would have suggested the three of us go out for a drink. ;-)

I love great memories and you, ~@~

Proton Flux from GOES-13 Electron Flux and GOES Hp from GOES-13 and GOES-15
Proton Flux from GOES-13 Electron Flux and GOES Hp from GOES-13 and GOES-15

;-) Open note to our favorite #55 (-;
Please re-grow your hair to 106th length!

Mike Wilhelm ~ Charlatans, Flamin' Groovies, Loose Gravel, and more

Hear The People ~ Mike Wilhelm ~

Something more to read? Visit the March archive by clicking: 2014.03

It was widely known before the Iraq war over 50% of the Iraqi population were children under the  age of 15, and the war began with this act of sheer cowardice, by a Republican Bush Administration with Democrat Support.

It was widely known before the Iraq war over 50% of the Iraqi population
were children under the age of 15, and the war began with this act of sheer
cowardice, by a Republican Bush Administration with Democrat Support.

Battle of the Jazz Guitarist ~ Mark Columbus ~

THE COLD COAST TRAILER February 2nd, 2014 ~

About To Begin ~

Word Worlds ~Where simplifying complexity becomes art.


The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame--they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.

In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyókȟa's don’t seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness.

Call For Public Execution of Corporate Executives
Who Sell Murder & Maiming Devices Capable of Text Messaging In Cars

Post Internet Videos at Vimeo:

[Ed. Note for Dahbud: Until folks use Vimeo, I will work with what is available to provide sauce (sic). ~@~]

Is What I Post So Important That A
Shitstorm of "Oh No You Didn't" Follows?

BBC Image of Yellowstone Super Volcano

By C. Spangler

I have been into amateur seismology since 1969 and have never, ever, claimed to be a professional seismologist.

On the other hand, I was a co-founding member of the group that provided United States with wireless data communication (now called WiFi, APRS, etc.) and received historic notation for being the first person to transmit and receive quadrature amplitude modulated signals, while at Stanford University.

As an amateur seismologist I believe I am entitled to work outside the box (if I choose), allowing me to avoid a lot of inaccurate scientific data (specifically in the realm of physics), which will eventually be accepted, as soon as certain committees get off their ass and approve what has been submitted to correct these inaccuracies.

I am incredibly fascinated with hum, swarms, and teleseismic events (in that order) and have posted observations of this type of activity, in the past, on pages.

I have also created previously unknown methods of observing this phenomena; while attempting to develop an early seismic detection system (ARPSN) for public safety in general, and do this as public service without any form of material gratuity or personal compensation; sometimes referred to as seva.

I have always kept an eye on Yellowstone Caldera because it is one of the largest SUPER VOLCANOES on the planet, that will erupt some day; possibly ending most life, as we know it.

When seismic things are happening that are not being reported by the professional community or corporate media, I will attempt to step out on the proverbial limb, possibly destroying my credibility, and post what I know or see, because I believe it is better to be safe than sorry.

I also have most of the equipment that allows me to do this type of research and here is one posted example involving Yellowstone during the past. There are others, if one cares to search.

Last month (March 2014) I posted:

and within a few days articles and television shows started appearing suggesting, 'Do not worry about Yellowstone.'

The first major article was written by a person I once referred to as friend and helped become known for their excellent work. I will not embarrass this person by pin pointing this article, using their name, or mention the great jobs they received after encountering me.

Thinking this had been shelved during March, I have now seen a new series of articles and television mentions start to appear about Yellowstone, causing me to feel there is possibly more to my original observation than meets the eye (?), and am aware, thanks to tax paying citizens, professionals can afford much better equipment than mine.

Then there are the reports of animals leaving Yellowstone in droves:

Yellowstone Bison ... On the Run! ~

Before closing, I should probably point out one of the other reasons why Yellowstone was mentioned recently was due to pages and pages of a magnitude 4+ swarm that began appearing in Chile during March 2014; ... when a magnitude 2+ swarm would have been sufficient to catch my attention. The most significant earthquakes to result from this swarm, so far, was a magnitude 8.1 on 2014-04-01 at 23:46:47 UTC and a magnitude 7.6 on 2014-04-03 02:43:18 UTC.

I also believe this magnitude >4 swarm had something to do with the Los Angeles area magnitude 5.2 earthquake that was downgraded to a magnitude 4.7, and the series of quakes off the shore of Northern California (Jefferson); including the recent magnitude 6.9 on 2014-03-10 05:18:13 UTC.

For those interested in more observations, before they were made private, click the following:

and here is the location of local ARPSN Seismic Heliplots

M 3.6 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 2014-04-04 04:04:54 UTC

Devo ~ Beautiful World ~

Short Attention Span and PRISM 9

EAT ME = Mad Cow

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

Should Republican and Democrat Bush and Obama
Administrations Be Charged With Rape & Murder?

'It was widely known before the Iraq war over 50% of the Iraqi population were children under the age of 15, and the war began with this act of sheer cowardice.'

This is a child who was mutilated and maimed by a Bush Republican Administration with Democrat Support.
For the record Bush said, 'Anyone who harms children is a terrorist.'
Above child was maimed by a Republican Bush Administration with Democrat support.

Libby lied, troops died

Goodbye Yellowcake Road a cartoon by Steve Bell
Goodbye Yellowcake Road ~ Cartoon by Steve Bell

The Scooter Libby verdict is inextricably linked to Iraq: his lies were an attempt to cover up the disingenuous case for war.

Sidney Blumenthal,, Tuesday 6 March 2007 22.00 GMT, Article history

The conviction of I Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, on criminal charges of obstruction of justice and perjury brings only a partial conclusion to the sordid political tragedy that is the Bush presidency. Yet the judgment on this matter goes to the heart of the administration. The means and the ends of Bush's White House have received a verdict from the bar of justice.

Foreign policy was and is the principal way of consolidating unchecked executive power. In the run-up to the Iraq war, professional standards, even within the military and intelligence agencies, were subordinated to political goals. Only information that fit the preconceived case was permitted. Those who advanced facts or raised skeptical questions about sketchy information were seen as deliberate enemies causing damage from within. From the beginning, the White House indulged in unrestrained attacks on such professionals. Revealing the facts, especially about the politically-driven method of skewing policy, was treated as a crime against the state.

For questioning the undermanned battle plan for the invasion of Iraq, Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki was publicly humiliated by neoconservative Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and then cashiered. For disclosing negligence on terrorism before the Setempber 11 attacks, counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke was accused by then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice of acting purely out of motives of personal greed to promote his recently published memoir. For exposing the absence of rational policymaking in economics as well as foreign policy, Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill was threatened with an investigation for allegedly abusing classified material. Once he was intimidated into silence, the probe was dropped.

In the aftermath of former ambassador Joseph Wilson's revelation that the most explosive reason given for war against Iraq - that Saddam Hussein was seeking yellowcake uranium in Niger to fuel nuclear weapons - had no apparent basis in fact, the Bush White House revved into high gear against the critic. Wilson, however, was even more dangerous than the others because he was a witness to the false rationale for the war.

As Libby's defense counsel insisted, Scooter was merely one of many in the White House assailing Wilson's integrity. Others, including Bush's political strategist Karl Rove, were involved. To a degree, the smear campaign was for a time successful, fueled by the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee and elements of the Washington press corps. But the trial exhibits - documents entered by the special prosecutor - knocked down every single one of their falsehoods.

Libby's defenders argued that there was no underlying crime. He was not charged with revealing the identity of Valerie Plame, Wilson's wife, as a covert CIA agent, which was a charge raised by the White House gang in an effort to prove she sent Wilson on his Niger mission - another of the lies spread about him.

But Libby committed his crimes to cover-up the role of his boss and to protect his own position in the attack on Wilson. At base, then, the reasons for war were the scandal.

Libby was no mere factotum. He was a central member of the neoconservative cast of characters, who began as a protégé of Wolfowitz and was elevated to the role of Cheney's indispensable man.

Libby's conviction not only indelibly stains neoconservatism. It is a damning condemnation of the Bush White House belief that the ends justify the means and its aggrandizement of absolute power. Ultimately, this is a verdict that can never be erased from the history of the Bush presidency.


Is War Criminal Condoleezza Rice A Pedophile Pervert?

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

Gil Scott-Heron ~ B Movie

Gil Scott-Heron ~ B Movie ~

Well, the first thing I want to say is…"Mandate my ass!"

Because it seems as though we've been convinced that 26% of the registered voters, not even 26% of the American people, but 26% of the registered voters form a mandate – or a landslide. 21% voted for Skippy and 3, 4% voted for somebody else who might have been running.

But, oh yeah, I remember. In this year that we have now declared the year from Shogun to Reagan, I remember what I said about Reagan…meant it. Acted like an actor…Hollyweird. Acted like a liberal. Acted like General Franco when he acted like governor of California, then he acted like a republican. Then he acted like somebody was going to vote for him for president. And now we act like 26% of the registered voters is actually a mandate. We're all actors in this I suppose.

What has happened is that in the last 20 years, America has changed from a producer to a consumer. And all consumers know that when the producer names the tune…the consumer has got to dance. That's the way it is. We used to be a producer – very inflexible at that, and now we are consumers and, finding it difficult to understand. Natural resources and minerals will change your world. The Arabs used to be in the 3rd World. They have bought the 2nd World and put a firm down payment on the 1st one. Controlling your resources will control your world. This country has been surprised by the way the world looks now. They don't know if they want to be Matt Dillon or Bob Dylan. They don't know if they want to be diplomats or continue the same policy - of nuclear nightmare diplomacy. John Foster Dulles ain't nothing but the name of an airport now.

The idea concerns the fact that this country wants nostalgia. They want to go back as far as they can – even if it's only as far as last week. Not to face now or tomorrow, but to face backwards. And yesterday was the day of our cinema heroes riding to the rescue at the last possible moment. The day of the man in the white hat or the man on the white horse - or the man who always came to save America at the last moment – someone always came to save America at the last moment – especially in "B" movies. And when America found itself having a hard time facing the future, they looked for people like John Wayne. But since John Wayne was no longer available, they settled for Ronald Reagan – and it has placed us in a situation that we can only look at – like a "B" movie.

Come with us back to those inglorious days when heroes weren't zeros. Before fair was square. When the cavalry came straight away and all-American men were like Hemingway to the days of the wondrous "B" movie. The producer underwritten by all the millionaires necessary will be Casper "The Defensive" Weinberger – no more animated choice is available. The director will be Attila the Haig, running around frantically declaring himself in control and in charge. The ultimate realization of the inmates taking over at the asylum. The screenplay will be adapted from the book called "Voodoo Economics" by George "Papa Doc" Bush. Music by the "Village People" the very military "Macho Man."

"Macho, macho man!"
" Two-three-four."
" He likes to be – well, you get the point."
"Huuut! Your left! Your left! Your left…right, left, right, left, right…!"

A theme song for saber-rallying and selling wars door-to-door. Remember, we're looking for the closest thing we can find to John Wayne. Clichés abound like kangaroos – courtesy of some spaced out Marlin Perkins, a Reagan contemporary. Clichés like, "itchy trigger finger" and "tall in the saddle" and "riding off or on into the sunset." Clichés like, "Get off of my planet by sundown!" More so than clichés like, "he died with his boots on." Marine tough the man is. Bogart tough the man is. Cagney tough the man is. Hollywood tough the man is. Cheap steak tough. And Bonzo's substantial. The ultimate in synthetic selling: A Madison Avenue masterpiece – a miracle – a cotton-candy politician…Presto! Macho!

"Macho, macho man!"

Put your orders in America. And quick as Kodak your leaders duplicate with the accent being on the dupe - cause all of a sudden we have fallen prey to selective amnesia - remembering what we want to remember and forgetting what we choose to forget. All of a sudden, the man who called for a blood bath on our college campuses is supposed to be Dudley "God-damn" Do-Right?

"You go give them liberals hell Ronnie." That was the mandate. To the new "Captain Bly" on the new ship of fools. It was doubtlessly based on his chameleon performance of the past - as a liberal democrat – as the head of the Studio Actor's Guild. When other celluloid saviors were cringing in terror from McCarthy – Ron stood tall. It goes all the way back from Hollywood to hillbilly. From liberal to libelous, from "Bonzo" to Birch idol…born again. Civil rights, women's rights, gay rights…it's all wrong. Call in the cavalry to disrupt this perception of freedom gone wild. God damn it…first one wants freedom, then the whole damn world wants freedom.

Nostalgia, that's what we want…the good ol' days…when we gave'em hell. When the buck stopped somewhere and you could still buy something with it. To a time when movies were in black and white – and so was everything else. Even if we go back to the campaign trail, before six-gun Ron shot off his face and developed hoof-in-mouth. Before the free press went down before full-court press. And were reluctant to review the menu because they knew the only thing available was – Crow.

Lon Chaney, our man of a thousand faces - no match for Ron. Doug Henning does the make-up - special effects from Grecian Formula 16 and Crazy Glue. Transportation furnished by the David Rockefeller of Remote Control Company. Their slogan is, "Why wait for 1984? You can panic now...and avoid the rush."

So much for the good news…

As Wall Street goes, so goes the nation. And here's a look at the closing numbers – racism's up, human rights are down, peace is shaky, war items are hot - the House claims all ties. Jobs are down, money is scarce – and common sense is at an all-time low with heavy trading. Movies were looking better than ever and now no one is looking because, we're starring in a "B" movie. And we would rather have John Wayne…we would rather have John Wayne.

"You don't need to be in no hurry. - You ain't never really got to worry. - And you don't need to check on how you feel. - Just keep repeating that none of this is real. - And if you're sensing, that something's wrong, - Well just remember, that it won't be too long - Before the director cuts the scene…yea."

"This ain't really your life, - Ain't really your life, - Ain't really ain't nothing but a movie."

[Refrain repeated about 25 times or more in an apocalyptic crescendo with a military cadence.]

"This ain't really your life, - Ain't really your life, - Ain't really ain't nothing but a movie."

Bodhisattva in metro ~

George Carlin ~

Happy 82nd Birthday Paul Krassner !!! April 9, 2014

Love ~@~ and Friends

Paul Krassner's Contributions to the Counterculture

Remembering Marla Ruzicka
December 31, 1976 ~ April 16, 2005

Marla Ruzicka (December 31, 1976 -- April 16, 2005) was an activist-turned-aid worker. She believed that combatant governments had a legal and moral responsibility to compensate the families of civilians killed or injured in military conflicts. She and her Iraqi translator, Faiz Ali Salim, were killed by a suicide car bombing on Airport Road in Baghdad on April 16, 2005.

In 2003, Ruzicka founded the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), an organization that counted civilian casualties and assisted Iraqi victims of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Born in Lakeport, California, Ruzicka attended Long Island University's Friends World Program, and spent four years traveling throughout Costa Rica, Kenya, Cuba, Israel/Palestine, and Zimbabwe. After graduating in 1999, Ruzicka volunteered for the San Francisco-based organizations Rainforest Action Network and Global Exchange. [Continue Reading]

Remembering Marla Ruzicka, December 31, 1976 - April 16, 2005

To have a job where you can make things better for people? That's a blessing. Why would I do anything else? - Marla Ruzicka

Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello ~ The ghost of Tom Joad ~

If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution

Emma Goldman, If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution

Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15] 1869 – May 14, 1940) has always been one of my heroes. ~@~

She has been described as -- among other things -- "the most dangerous woman in America" and was given credit for the phrase, "If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution."

She was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania), Goldman emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the burgeoning anarchist movement in 1889. Attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket affair, Goldman became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands. She and anarchist writer Alexander Berkman, her lover and lifelong friend, planned to assassinate industrialist and financier Henry Clay Frick as an act of propaganda of the deed. Although Frick survived the attempt on his life, Berkman was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison. Goldman was imprisoned several times in the years that followed, for "inciting to riot" and illegally distributing information about birth control. In 1906, Goldman founded the anarchist journal Mother Earth.

In 1917, Goldman and Berkman were sentenced to two years in jail for conspiring to "induce persons not to register" for the newly instated draft. After their release from prison, they were arrested -- along with hundreds of others -- and deported to Russia. Initially supportive of that country's Bolshevik revolution, Goldman quickly voiced her opposition to the Soviet use of violence and the repression of independent voices. In 1923, she wrote a book about her experiences, My Disillusionment in Russia. While living in England, Canada, and France, she wrote an autobiography called Living My Life. After the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, she traveled to Spain to support the anarchist revolution there. She died in Toronto on May 14, 1940, aged 70.

During her life, Goldman was lionized as a free-thinking "rebel woman" by admirers, and denounced by critics as an advocate of politically motivated murder and violent revolution. Her writing and lectures spanned a wide variety of issues, including prisons, atheism, freedom of speech, militarism, capitalism, marriage, free love, and homosexuality. Although she distanced herself from first-wave feminism and its efforts toward women's suffrage, she developed new ways of incorporating gender politics into anarchism. After decades of obscurity, Goldman's iconic status was revived in the 1970s, when feminist and anarchist scholars rekindled popular interest in her life. [Continue Reading]

Note to UMF-2014 Audience from ~@~

Your love killed Miami when you sang as one!

Out Demons, Out

Out Demons, Out

INVOCATION, as delivered by Ed Sanders

"In the name of the amulets of touching, seeing, groping, hearing and loving, we call upon the powers of the cosmos to protect our ceremonies in the name of Zeus, in the name of Anubis, god of the dead, in the name of all those killed because they do not comprehend, in the name of the lives of the soldiers in Vietnam who were killed because of a bad karma, in the name of sea-born Aphrodite, in the name of Magna Mater, in the name of Dionysus, Zagreus, Jesus, Yahweh, the unnamable, the quintessent finality of the Zoroastrian fire, in the name of Hermes, in the name of the Beak of Sok, in the name of scarab, in the name, in the name, in the name of the Tyrone Power Pound Cake Society in the Sky, in the name of Ra, Osiris, Horus, Nepta, Isis, in the name of the flowing living universe, in the name of the mouth of the river, we call upon the spirit…to raise the Pentagon from its destiny and preserve it."

"In the name, and all the names, it is you."

"Out, demons out--back to darkness, ye servants of Satan--out, demons, out! Out, demons, out!" ~ [Continue Reading ~ Great Read ! and a slow connection will take a moment to load]

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

Internet (1991~2013): A virus forced into prostitution by
greedy corporations & used as a tool to Divide & Conquer.

Internet Tombstone 1991-2013 ~ Destroyed by the: Bush Administration, Obama Administration, and Evil, Greedy Corporations who had NOTHING to do with Internet Construction ~ Open 100 OLDEST REGISTERED .COM DOMAINS, where one will discover #84 was in our basement
Turn It Off, Tune It Out, Re-learn to Go Outside & Play.

One Can Lead A Horse To Water, But...

One Can Lead A Horse To Water, But... Until there is a solution for this, where one solution has been provided, Nobody will continue to bring Peace to Our Times, feed the hungry, care for the sick, bake apple pie better than Mom, and believes NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on Voter Ballots.

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

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

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. ~ Artist: Curtis
Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way you expect.