Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ FlyingSnail graphic by C. Spangler ~ Open Flying Snail Views in new tab or window
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell


We Didn't Start The Fire via Dayana Suncar

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


Doom and Gloom via Rossana Podestá Massa


Def Leppard ~ Rock of Ages via Dina Ivory


ACDC-Rock N Roll Train via avs rox

Ed. Note: Erb will be a guest contributor here. Please, no email! We belong to the
same club, I'm outranked, have no control over content, & am obligated to do this.

United State Cafe ~ July/August 1975

1975 United State Cafe Recordings

C. Spangler

Sound/Recording by C. Spangler [(pictured above) as GFD 1977 sound person]

Complete Music Sets, Cafe recordings, and MP3 music located on Podcast page

Tuesday Night Class ~ July 29, 1975 with Keith Lampe

Robin Kilgore ~ August 02, 1975 ~ page

Jumpin' Jupiter ~ August 09, 1975 ~ page

Gabriel Gladstar ~ August 12, 1975 ~ page

Happy Valley String Band ~ August 13, 1975 ~ page

Honey Creek ~ August 26, 1975page

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with a couple of hours of oldies back to back to back beginning at 6am (EDT) on Saturday’s Boptime. At 8am (EDT) on The Heart & Soul of Delaware Rock & Roll we’ll hear more from the Richie label from Wilmington including Teddy Henry with Joey & the Challengers, the Adapters, and Johnny Neel. Maurice reminisces about many of Wilmington’s jazz artists from the past on the Morrie Sims Show at around 8:30am (EDT). At 9am (EDT) on the Club Baby Grand we’ll get a patriotic ditty from Sam Wooding, then hear some music from Wilmington jazz legend Coleman Allen with Larry Williams and company, and round things out with some music from jazz pianist Gerald Price. ~ Steve

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Erb Unfolds

KABOOM

Kaboom

1. Big Bang

A). That which is known as Big Bang is related to panspermia; a ‘seeding process’ applied to remote areas of uninhabited space.

Some consider panspermia to be the 'frontier development' of knowledge that extends ‘everywhere’, providing an ability to work on lifetimes of accumulated karma, and is related to universal set.

B). One 'remotely close' description of this process can be found in... [Continue Reading?] ~ [Erb's Index]

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

Today's Secret Question Is:
Today's Secret Question Is:

Do Politicians Care
About 'The People' ?

Remember Kids, every time you hear:

"Just Shoot Them"

Scream Real Loud:

NONE of the ABOVE
SHOULD BE A CHOICE ON VOTER BALLOTS!

Dahbud Mensch ~ Time for a corporate death penalty?

Time for a corporate Death Penalty?

[Ed. 'tinkabowdit' Note]
If 'the people' murder... an arrest, trial, jail, and/or death row follow?
If a CEO murders... 'golden parachute' follows & Nobody goes to jail,
because lobbyists are legally allowed to bribe politicians?
dM

by Bruce A. Dixon, Black Agenda Report managing editor, Wed, 06/09/2010 -10:35, corporate rule

There are more than 40 federal offenses for which the death penalty can be applied to human beings, most of them connected to homicide of one kind or another. But countless homicides committed by the artificial persons we call corporations go unpunished every day. Apparently “personal responsibility” applies only to humans who are not operating behind the legal shield of corporate personhood.

Click to download or play the MP3 of this BA Radio commentary

Over the last hundred or so years, corporations have gained many of the rights previously accorded only to human beings. Corporations have the right to buy and sell anything or anyone that can be bought or sold. Corporations have claimed the right to lie in their advertising and PR as "free speech," along with the right to help us mere humans choose our judges and elected officials with unlimited amounts of cash, including anonymous cash. Corporations have been awarded the right to patent genetic sequences of diseases and to monopolize their cures, as well as patent rights to living plants and animals not of their invention. A whole type of new anti-pollution regulation called "cap and trade" actually enshrines a corporate right to pollute and establishes exchanges upon which speculators can bid, trade and capture rents for those alleged rights. And unlike a working person, who has no right to next month's let alone next year's wages, legal scholars working for corporations have devised and popularized something they call the "regulatory takings" doctrine, under which corporations may claim and recover from the government rights to profits they might have made in years to come. And let's not even talk about trillions in corporate welfare for banks, military contractors, Wal-Mart and others.

While many argue that corporations have too many rights as it is, this might be a good time to extend them at least one more right we humans have kept for ourselves until now; the right to be put to death for serious crimes. Right now federal statutes alone offer individuals more than 40 different ways to earn the death penalty, including kidnapping, treason, aircraft hijacking, espionage and many varieties of murder, conspiracy, threatening murder and some drug crimes. Individual states offer the death penalty for a host of similar offenses.

Putting bad corporate actors down the way we do rabid dogs and serial killers is not a new or even a radical idea. Corporations are created by the charters of individual states, so states DO have the power to revoke them. Early in this country's history, corporate charters used to limit a company's existence to a set number of years, to confine their operations to manufacturing a certain item, building a specific road or canal and prohibit them from changing ownership, dumping or concealing their assets or engaging in other kinds of business. These are legal powers that our governments have not used in a long, long time, but which it's high time to reclaim.

Homicidal profit-seeking on the part of corporations has become an everyday fact of modern life. Whether it's employers cutting health and safety corners, marketers pushing unsafe drugs, food and products of all kinds, or the deadly industrial fouling of the planet's air, soil, oceans and climate we are living in the midst of a corporate crime wave of murderous and epic proportions. If we value human life, it only makes sense to treat corporate serial killers like, well, corporate serial killers, to confiscate their ill-gotten assets, to revoke their corporate charters and sentence the artificial personae of corporate malefactors to death. If corporations are legal persons, it's time to enforce some personal responsibility upon them with a corporate death penalty.

After we accomplish that, it will be time to think about extending a little of that personal responsibility to the actual humans who operate behind the legal shield of the corporations. But right now, as the saying goes, a corporation can't even get arrested in this country, which, come to think of it is still another right we humans ought to bestow upon them.

For Black Agenda Radio, I'm Bruce Dixon. Find us on the web at . - Article original source

The Delta Variant

‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant
spreads and vaccination rates drop

With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that “two Americas” may emerge as the aggressive Delta variant becomes the dominant US strain.

Efforts to boost vaccination rates have come through a variety of incentives, from free hamburgers to free beer, college scholarships and even million-dollar lottery prizes. But of the efforts to entice people to get their shots some have lost their initial impact, or failed to land effectively at all.

“It’s just not working,” Irwin Redlener at the Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative at Columbia University, told Politico. “People aren’t buying it. The incentives don’t seem to be working – whether it’s a doughnut, a car or a million dollars.”

In Ohio, a program offering five adults the chance to win $1m boosted vaccination rates 40% for over a week. A month later, the rate had dropped to below what it had been before the incentive was introduced, Politico found.

Oregon followed Ohio’s cash-prize lead but saw a less dramatic uptick. Preliminary data from a similar lottery in North Carolina, launched last week, suggests the incentive is also not boosting vaccination rates there. [Continue Reading]

Source Comments @ Reddit

Via Prysorra2:

http://ncov.bii.virginia.edu/dashboard/

[Using the above link @ virginia.edu] Click on "Vaccine" instead of Cases. Change from "Administered" to "People Fully Vaccinated". Then from "Counts" to "Per 100K".

Seriously do it.

It looks like an electoral map.

via mokango:

Here’s the [above] map as described..

https://i.imgur.com/AE51mzi.jpg

And here’s CNN’s 2020 elector map.

https://i.imgur.com/KT7P4Vz.jpg

[Ed. Note: Side by side]:

Vaccine, Vaccinated, June 20, 2021 and Voters election night 2020

The general trend is very clear. States with under 35k/100k are all Trump-voting states, plus Georgia. Under 40k are all red states, plus Nevada and Arizona.

Notably those three exceptions are swing states. Outside of those, the only blue state below 45k is Illinois.

Iowa is the only red state above 45k.

and kudos to debbiesart for 'the title':

The Nine Nations of North American

Another great book [Ed. Note: [NNNA (chuckle/sigh)]

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with a couple of hours of oldies back to back to back beginning at 6am (EDT) on Saturday’s Boptime. At 8am (EDT) on Rockabilly Ridge Michael Ace goes beyond the one hit wonders of some of those recording artists from the 1950s. At 9am (EDT) on Beatlemania!!! we bop back to this time in 1969 and those days before the Woodstock Festival. ~ Steve

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Worst drought in 1,200 years

Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’:
scientists on the scorching US heatwave

Researchers had long forewarned of this crisis and now they’re seeing their studies and models become real life

Image
A section of Lake Oroville that is normally underwater lies dry & cracked
under the California sun. Photograph: Aude Guerrucci/Reuters

by Maanvi Singh Fri 18 Jun 2021 06.00 EDT The Guardian source, via Karl

The heatwave gripping the US west is simultaneously breaking hundreds of temperature records, exacerbating a historic drought and priming the landscape for a summer and fall of extreme wildfire.

Salt Lake City hit a record-breaking 107F (42C), while in Texas and California, power grid operators are asking residents to conserve energy to avoid rolling blackouts and outages. And all this before we’ve even reached the hottest part of the summer.

Among the 40 million Americans enduring the triple-digit temperatures are scientists who study droughts and the climate. They’d long forewarned of this crisis, and now they’re living through it. The Guardian spoke with researchers across the west about how they’re coping.

The paleoclimatologist: ‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’

Kathleen Johnson, California
Associate professor of Earth system science at the University of California, Irvine

I feel a little bit lucky because I’m in Orange county, relatively close to the coast – so the temperatures are not as severe here as they are in other parts of California and the west. I’m worried about this summer – this doesn’t bode well, in terms of what we can expect with wildfire and the worsening drought. This current drought is potentially on track to become the worst that we’ve seen in at least 1,200 years. And the reason is linked directly to human caused climate change.

As a paleoclimatologist my main point, always, is that we are able to look into the past. By looking at tree rings and other paleoclimate records, we’re able to gain really important perspectives about how climate has varied and changed in the past. And having done that, it’s clear that what we’re experiencing now is not natural. This is undoubtedly being caused by human activities, by greenhouse gas emissions.

The more we see these extreme events, piled on top of each other, and not just in the western US but globally, the more I think the reality of climate change becomes inescapable. And it feels absolutely overwhelming and sad. We are going to have less water, increased wildfires and more extreme heatwaves. But it’s also motivating. We need to continue to push for urgent action on climate change

The climate scientist: ‘The most distressing part? This was predictable’

Daniel Swain, Colorado
Climate scientist, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability,University of California, Los Angeles

This is really, really bad. Here on the eastern side of the Rockies, here in Boulder, we’re seeing record high temperatures. That’s the case in other parts of the state and in other states. And we’re seeing smoke plumes – not from local fires but from fires in Arizona and Utah. I think for a lot of people, it’s traumatic. The fires we saw in the last couple of years were really awful, and this year it seems like we’re on that same trajectory. It kind of feels like deja vu.

It does get rough sometime – talking about these things year after year. I live in the west, and all my family, pretty much, lives in the west. Most of my friends live in the west. It’s where I grew up, and seeing the landscape-scale transformations that are happening here, and seeing how it’s affecting people is overwhelming sometimes. But actually to me, the most distressing part is that this is very much in line with predictions. Climate scientists have been repeating essentially the same messages and warnings since before I was born.

Climate change is a major contributor to, if not the dominant factor, in a lot of the changes that we’re seeing out west and elsewhere. And it just is going to keep getting worse unless we do something about it. And so far, you know, we have yet to do the kinds of things, on a large enough scale, that are actually going to make a meaningful difference.

The atmospheric scientist: ‘It’s surreal to see your models become real life’

Katharine Hayhoe, Texas
Climate scientist and chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy

The extreme heat and the wildfires aren’t surprising. But it is just surreal to see what you only ever saw before in your research studies and models, actually happening in real life. And you’re almost dumbfounded by the speed at which your projections have become reality.

Climate change is loading the weather dice against us. We always have a chance of rolling a double six naturally, and getting an intense record breaking summer heatwave. But decade by decade as the world warms, it’s as if climate change is sneaking in and taking one of those numbers on the dice and turning it into another six, and then another six. And maybe even a seven. So we are seeing that heatwaves are coming earlier in the year, they are longer, they are stronger.

Still, public opinion data shows that there’s a disconnect, where even though about 72% of people in the US say global warming is happening, only 40% say that they think that it will affect them directly. But we actually did a recent study, looking at climate and weather extremes – and we found that really hot, dry conditions are the only thing that most people in the US directly connect to climate change. So right now is a really important time for scientists to communicate with the public that climate change is here, and climate action matters.

The meteorologist: ‘The ground is burning like a hotplate’

Simon Wang, Utah
Professor of climate dynamics at Utah State University

Yesterday, when Salt Lake City hit record temperatures, we went to one of our grad students’ back yards to barbecue some burgers and do some work. But it was so hot – oh my gosh, 107F (42C). So hot that, actually three out of five students’ computers overheated and broke. I was the first to throw in the white flag and ask to go home – I really hurting.

As a meteorologist, of course this isn’t a surprise. The warming climate is making these dry, hot periods even drier and hotter. Since we’re in a drought, we don’t really have much moisture in the soil. And without that moisture, the sun really heats up the ground and the air much faster. So, really what we’re seeing in the south-west is, the ground is burning like a hotplate. And we’re standing on it.

But you know, I actually feel kind of optimistic. In the restaurants and beer houses right now, everybody is talking about the weather, and how hot it is. And a few of them will even comment, “This is the new normal.” And I mean – we’re in Utah! Whatever people believe in, they know it’s really hot, and the climate is changing – and they don’t like that. These compounding extreme weather events are really bad – but they’re going to keep happening, no matter what. Maybe if there’s some good to come out of it, it’s that people are becoming more aware. And the sooner the general public starts to become aware of this issue, the sooner, hopefully, they’ll push for changes to address the crisis. So actually, if you saw me walking around outside this week, I probably had a smile on my face as I listened to some of these conversations.

… we have a small favour to ask. Through these challenging times, millions rely on the Guardian for independent journalism that stands for truth and integrity. Readers from 180 countries chose to support us financially more than 1.5 million times in 2020.

"You never act your age, in spirit, outlook, humor or perspective. But you do show the wisdom and sensibility that only 200 years' of extraordinary reporting can bring. One can only imagine what you will continue to grow into!" – Mary Garton, US

With your help, we will continue to provide high-impact reporting that can counter misinformation and offer an authoritative, trustworthy source of news for everyone. With no shareholders or billionaire owner, we set our own agenda and provide journalism that’s free from commercial and political influence. When it’s never mattered more, we can investigate and challenge without fear or favour.

Dahbud Mensch ~ Survey Shows

Survey Shows People No Longer Believe
Working Hard Will Lead To A Better Life

via Insider Mag @ https://insidermag.net/ ~ Source

A growing sense of inequality is undermining trust in both society’s institutions and capitalism, according to a long-running global survey.

The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer – now in its 20th year – has found many people no longer believe working hard will give them a better life.

Despite strong economic performance, a majority of respondents in every developed market do not believe they will be better off in five years’ time.

This means that economic growth no longer appears to drive trust, at least in developed markets – upending the conventional wisdom.

“We are living in a trust paradox,” said Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman.

“Since we began measuring trust 20 years ago, economic growth has fostered rising trust. This continues in Asia and the Middle East but not in developed markets, where national income inequality is now the more important factor.

Fears are stifling hope, and long-held assumptions about hard work leading to upward mobility are now invalid.

Growing ‘trust chasm’ between elites and the public

Fifty-six per cent of the surveyed global population said capitalism in its current form does more harm than good in the world.

Most employees (83 percent) globally are worried about job loss due to automation, a looming recession, lack of training, cheaper foreign competition, immigration and the gig economy.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents worry about losing the respect and dignity they once enjoyed in their country.

Nearly two in three feel the pace of technological change is too fast. Australia recorded one of the largest declines of trust in technology.

Australians were most worried about losing their job to the gig economy, followed by recession, lack of training, and foreign competitors.

The study also found a growing “trust chasm” between elites and the public that could be a reflection of income inequality, Edelman said.

We now observe an Alice in Wonderland moment of elite buoyancy and mass despair,” he said.

While 65 per cent of the worldwide informed public (aged 25-65, university-educated, in the top 25 per cent of household income) said they trust their institutions, only 51 per cent of the mass public (everyone else, representing 83 per cent of the total global population) said the same.

“The result is a world of two different trust realities,” the report says.

“The informed public – wealthier, more educated, and frequent consumers of news – remain far more trusting of every institution than the mass population.

“In a majority of markets, less than half of the mass population trust their institutions to do what is right.

“There are now a record eight markets showing all-time-high gaps between the two audiences – an alarming trust inequality.”

Trust levels among the informed public in Australia were at 68 per cent, far higher than the 45 per cent recorded among the mass population.

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Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with a couple of hours of oldies back to back to back beginning at 6am (EDT) on Saturday’s Boptime. At 8am (EDT) on Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace we’ve got a whole lot of hillbilly bop tunes to spin for you. At 9am (EDT) we’ll bop back to 1955 when rock n’ roll burst into the mainstream of American music, but not before we play some unique rarities from the late 1950s. ~ Steve

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Erb Unfolds

A few things are close,
but a majority leaves a lot to be desired...

Introduction

1. Start has to begin somewhere...

Here are a few things related to physics one needs to keep in mind while reading ...and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, is your friend.

1). Light travels at a particular rate of speed. Most stars, that can be seen, are between 7,000 and 8,000 light years away. A light year is a unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance light travels in one year, which is 9.4607 × 1012 km (nearly 6 trillion miles). The most distant star that can be seen with the naked eye is "V762", Cassiopeiae, which is around 16,300 light years away.

[Note: The following information, may or may not have been entirely discovered or disclosed at this moment.]

[Continue Reading?] ~ [Erb's Index] ~ [Updated 202106.08]

Dahbud Mensch ~ CASHCPR ~ Remembering Citizens Against Second Hand Cellular Phone Radiation

How Smartphones
Hijack the Brain

by Charlie Wood, Published 8 January 2021 @ BrainFacts.org ~ Source

Each year, young adults spend more and more time on their smartphones. In 2018, they averaged 3 hours and 40 minutes engrossed in their devices each day. In 2019 that figure climbed to 4 hours and 30 minutes. According to research by Larry Rosen, Professor Emeritus at California State University, Dominguez Hills. This year they’re on track to break five hours.

“It’s become kind of an appendage to people,” Rosen says.

He suspects the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the trend. But, its roots trace back to the addictive nature of the devices. Largely by design, the features that make smartphones convenient and fun also let them hijack the brain’s reward and attention systems.

Addictive by Design

Enjoyable activities, from watching Netflix to gambling, switch on the brain’s “reward pathway,” flooding the brain with the feel-good chemical messenger dopamine. Any dopamine-producing activity can lead to “behavioral addiction,” when a person feels compelled to engage in a behavior to the point that it hurts their health, work, or relationships. (The same mechanism drives drug addiction, but is distinct from drug dependence, when a person’s body comes to physically rely on a substance).

Smartphone use falls into that category, according to psychiatrist Anna Lembke, Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. Texting friends, swiping dating profiles, even checking email, can all be engaging enough that they keep bringing users back for more. “That’s the hallmark of an addictive drug,” Lembke says. “It just intrinsically draws people in.”

Services like Facebook and YouTube leverage our attention and engagement to sell ads or otherwise attract funding. “It’s happening not by accident, but by design,” said Tristan Harris, a former Google design ethicist who co-founded the Center for Humane Technology, during testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee in 2019. “The business model is to keep people engaged.”

To attract and hold attention, app engineers employ techniques familiar to anyone who’s set foot in a casino. One strategy is to remove cues that might wake a user from their reverie. Where casinos lack clocks or windows, social feeds lack bottoms. “If I take the bottom out of the glass,” Harris said, “you don’t know when to stop drinking.”

Harris also cites the “pull to refresh” feature, which may or may not reward the user with new email messages or Instagram photos. In pathological gamblers, uncertainty drives bigger dopamine spikes than money. That is, anticipating a reward is more enjoyable than actually receiving the reward. A similar mechanism may be at play when smartphone users refresh an app, betting seconds of their time on the possibility of new content.

Similarities extend even to appearance. Like casinos, home screens are bright and colorful. And red — the most physiologically arousing of the primary colors — abounds, thanks to omnipresent notification badges. A smartphone has the “flashing lights, the colors, the whistles and bells,” Lembke says. “Even when we try to disengage, it’s hard.”

Attention Deficits

While smartphone use can become problematic, behavioral addiction falls on a spectrum. Like watching TV or even gambling, most people can indulge in moderation without any adverse effects.

Still, there are good reasons to disengage. In 2014, neuroscientist Abraham Zangen took advantage of a brief window at the dawn of the smartphone era to compare smartphone-owning college students with students who hadn’t yet adopted the technology.

The heaviest users had more trouble focusing than non-users, scoring roughly five to ten percent higher on tests of attention deficit disorder. They also had diminished activity in the right prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that regulates attention and self-control. Structural changes in this area have been linked with ADHD.

“Your attention is being distracted very, very often,” says Zangen, a professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

The Rules of Disengagement

By offering unlimited communication, knowledge, and entertainment literally at the tap of an icon, smartphones have become essential appliances for billions of people. The question users now face is how to leverage the devices’ perks while minimizing the penalties.

To disengage from devices, advice varies. One strategy is to de-casino the phone as much as possible. Many experts recommend turning off all nonessential notifications, for instance, or even stripping the screen of color to make the device less appealing.

Lembke recommends periods of total abstinence — up to a month if possible, but at least one day a week. She believes such phone vacations might “reset” the reward pathway, letting our brains recover from technology’s easy and regular dopamine hits, at least for a time.

But reports of effectiveness are entirely anecdotal. Rosen has been studying various strategies with his students, such as disabling notifications for social media and hiding addictive apps. But the gains are modest, he says, and evaporate when the students resume normal use.

To Lembke, the greatest danger of smartphones isn’t impaired attention or behavioral addiction but how the devices keep us from “being fully present for the people around you, whether it’s at a meal or a meeting or with your children,” Lembke says. “I think there’s a slow erosion of human connection.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charlie Wood is a science writer with a bachelor’s degree in physics from Brown University and a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. In previous lives he taught physics in Mozambique and English in Japan, but these days he freelances from his home in New York.



Here is a 21+ Year Old Criminal Addendum Established by GOP Politicians w/Democrat support: Telecom Crimes & Punishment, plus:

Trust is a Five Letter Word
Begging the Question, "Were Politicians paid to believe this?":

Big Tobacco executive “Nicotine Is Not Addictive” via joe

Feetlines ~ Reject the Evidence of Your Eyes & Ears

Tainted News:

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State. ~ Joseph Goebbels

Tomi Lahren should fight addiction and not have to step on "used heroin needles" to get high?

Saluting the Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandumbic The Daily Show w/Trevor Noah via Joey deVilla
600,000+
HUMANS DEAD

abc
I want to thank all the BIG people who helped make this happen; the secretive governments,
the blame-shifting politicians, the 'leaders' who only cared how I might affect THEM...
Cartoon by Steve Sack @ Star Tribune https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tribune

Murdered by Political Incompetence ?
begging the question: WAS TAINTED NEWS ACCESSORY TO MURDER ?

Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They own you! They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. ~ George Carlin

Steve Kelly
Sherman: Gosh, Mr. Peabody, what are you doing to the WayBack Machine? Mr. Peabody:
Removing the year 2020, Sherman. I don't think it will ever be a popular time-travel destination...
Cartoon by Steve Kelley @ Pittsburg Post-Gazette https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Post-Gazette

Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots
Eliminate voting for lesser of evils,
None of the Above should be a choice on voter ballots?

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ~ Declaration of Independence

Notes from ~@~

June 4th, Forty-seven Years Ago

Ashbury
Ashbury ~ Photo: C. Spangler

Notes from ~@~

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


Carlin Step, DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie via Roland Kardeby


The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) via R Smittenaar

Beautiful Child


One Day, Matisyahu via ShalomLearning


Unsung Hero via Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

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

ASIFA-SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF June 2021 Newsletter [PDF Format]

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with a couple of hours of oldies back to back to back beginning at 6am (EDT) on Saturday’s Boptime. At 8am (EDT) we bring you an episode of The Legends of Wilmington Jazz followed at 9am (EDT) by Clifford’s Corner. This time we’ll rebroadcast the very first program of Clifford’s Corner from December of 2010 with co-host Larry Williams and special guests Maurice Sims and Bob Fleming.

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Mountain Girl ~ Carolyn Garcia


On the Bus, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia via vimeo

The Sacred Clowns ~ Heyókȟa

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.

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

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.

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots!

Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President San Francisco Rally, October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark

American Dream, George Carlin via Ishtar [Not Work Safe] Nobody should have that much power
NOBODY should have that much power!

Disclaimer #6

6. If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like nomads. That's where I no mad at you, you no mad at me. That way, there'll surely be nomadness on the planet. And peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, pretty soon all the peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.


Nothing else matters, Metallica arr. Karianne Brouwer violin, Maaike Schoenmaker cello

Message via Mike Pinder

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 ~ by Mike Pinder


Why I Think This World Should End, Prince EA via Prince EA
Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon

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!



{ ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ} Is Daylight Saving Time Dangerous? { ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ}
Keep Daylight Saving Time == More Light !

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