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


King For A Day by Battle Beast via Platinum Dragon
Has anyone tried unplugging the United States and plugging it back in ?
Has anyone tried unplugging the United States and plugging it back in?
Science Faction (MP3) http://flyingsnail.com/Podcast/UFO-1974.mp3
Science Faction (MP3) http://www.flyingsnail.com/Podcast/RebirthOfEvil.mp3


American Dream, George Carlin via Ishtar [ NOT WORK SAFE ], Alternative w/text
NOBODY should have that much power !!!

Beck ~ Where it’s at *Stage graphics via Drew Tyndell
Pointing

cat


70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! via L'Ogre

Nobody for President ~ The BIRTHDAY PARTY speaks

Nobody's "Birthday Party" provided an easy, cost-effective, way to restore political balance:

None of the Above
should be a valid choice on voter ballots.

Unfortunately, a jaded two party system rejects this simple fix because Nobody has all the answers and believes: if a majority of citizens voted for None of the Above, rather than lesser of evils, voters would have to find someone competent to lead them !!! The media said, "Nobody could argue with that logic."

(1) Put "None of the Above" on voter ballots.

(2) Change requirements for President:

(a) Extremely hard civil service exam.
(b) Top scores compete in Prezolympics.
(c) Top 10 winners become candidates.
(d) Election winner becomes President.
(e) Gets device implanted in brain that explodes if a lie is told.

(3) Hire a Ribbon Cutter for President?

(a) Saved money pays off national debt.

(4) Declare election day a holiday?

(a) Voting receipt required for pay.

(5) Tie election participation to jury duty?

(a) Those who don't vote go on jury rolls.

Feetlines ~ Is There A CURE Yet?, 202209.06: How about antibody SP1-77 ?

Tainted News:
Tomi Lahren should fight addiction & not step on "used heroin needles" to get high?

Saluting the Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandumbic The Daily Show w/Trevor Noah via Joey deVilla
Is There A CURE Yet? ...asking for a friend.
Buzz photo: C. Spangler

Scientists Discover an Antibody
That Can Take Out All COVID-19 Variants

https://www.prevention.com/health/a41092334/antibody-neutralize-covid-variants/

And they hope to create a new vaccine with it.

by Korin Miller, @ Prevention,

Reported:
September 6,
_2022_

COVID-19 vaccines have been effective at keeping people from getting severely ill and dying from the virus, but they’ve required different boosters to try to keep on top of all of the coronavirus variants that have popped up. Now, researchers have discovered an antibody that neutralizes all known COVID-19 variants.

The antibody, called SP1-77, is the result of a collaborative effort from researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Duke University. Results from mouse studies they’ve conducted were recently published in the journal Science Immunology, and they look promising.

But what does it mean, exactly, to have an antibody that can neutralize all variants of COVID-19, and what kind of impact will this have on vaccines in the future? Here’s what you need to know.

What is SP1-77
[Click for Updated: Current Articles & Source @ freespoke.com]

SP1-77 is an antibody developed by researchers that so far can neutralize all forms of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It was created after researchers modified a mouse model that was originally made to search for broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV, which also mutates. [continue reading @ Prevention]

Corporate Media Billionaires (a.k.a. They/Them) started the 2024 POTUS race too early?


Alvin Taylor with Billy Preston on first SNL, Oct 1975 via Richard Fox

(Ed. Note) MSNBC 'Talking Heads' had nothing to do with Fux Billionaire Corporate News Media starting the 2024 POTUS race too early; which, according to many, is totally 'messing the good out 'of the peoples' summer'!

On all POTUS election years leading up to 2024, 'the people' and most political candidates got serious about campaigning after Labor Day, which happens this year on Monday, September 2, 2024! However, this time the FUX billionaire media class chose to continually campaign and provide free campaign platforms in the strangest of places!

(fwiw) We've stayed out of your political debacle this time because of something Thumper's mom [from Bambi] said to Thumper, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!" ...and At least we tried!

However, because Authoritarian Parties are known for putting news celebrities (talking heads) in front of firing squads, there will be an anonymous attempt to help ensure this will never happen! ...In the meantime:

Here are 10 things One can do instead of
watching Corporate Media's Rendition
of POTUS 2024; the election?
(fwiw) Corporate Media is owned by some of the
900+ billionaires trying to control humanity?

See you in September!

Inspired by this NewsWest Article: Source

Take care of you

Time for some self-care. Get your nails done. Get a pedicure. Change your hairstyle. Or just go outside somewhere and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Learn something new

Go visit a museum, zoo or aquarium. This is an especially great idea if you have young kids who also aren’t into football. You can also go to the library for some quiet reading time.

Another idea: plop down at the computer and take an online course, such as a Master Class or on Lynda.com. And there's always the classics: learning to knit or crochet. Learn how to play an instrument by taking lessons and renting. What does your local community college and adult night school have to offer?

Get a project done around the home

Does your garage desperately need some attention? Do you want to install new shelves in the kitchen? Is your carpet begging for a deep clean? Now's a good time.

Delete some “friends” on social media

You may have built up quite the cache of “friends” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that you either don’t even know or who don’t enrich your life. Take a closer look at your friends list and consider cutting it down a little.

Binge watch a show

Maybe there’s a show you’re just three or four episodes from finishing, or maybe there’s one you’ve thought about starting but haven’t gotten around to. Now’s the time to put your feet up and watch.

If you include the hours of pregame coverage before kickoff, you can probably get through an entire season. This same idea goes for that podcast your friends have told you that you must listen to.

As an alternative, you can go to the theater and catch one or even two of the movies up for Oscars this year.

Exercise

If you’ve been putting off starting that New Year’s resolution, don’t put it off any longer. Go for a walk, run, hike or some cross-country skiing. And if you’re mildly interested in the game, you can go to the gym which will likely have the Super Bowl playing on TV while you work out.

Go shopping

Consider this: about one-third of Americans will be watching the game (more than 100 million every year this past decade). That means the stores will be relatively quiet. Do some research ahead of time for some sales and hit the mall.

It’s also a good time to do some grocery shopping, particularly if you need to stock up at warehouse stores like Costco.

Go to a popular restaurant

Is there a great place that you’ve never been but requires a reservation? Now’s the time to check it out.

Organize your digital photos

When you upload digital photos, your computer assigns it some alphanumeric name, but you have to click on every single one to see what they really are. Now is your chance to go through them, give them names, and organize them into folders.

While you're at it, take some time to freshen up your music library.

Do a puzzle

Is there a jigsaw puzzle that has been sitting in your closet forever that you’ve never started? Are you still trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube? Are you ready to try a harder Sudoku puzzle? Put your brain to work.

Malcolm X
Martin L King Jr. Day, 201901.21

This is the media, an irresponsible media. It will make the criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal. If you aren't careful, the media will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. ... This is sort of a propaganda tactic that I would call psychological warfare. ~ Malcolm X


Mighty Mouse - Andy Kaufman via Juan Manuel Reggi

Think for yourself and question authority. ~ Timothy Leary

Vehicle may be Transporting Political Promises!

Distant Relatives [Patience] via nabil elderkin
How it CouldDaShouldDa been

THE YIPPIES AND THE OCCUPIERS
by Paul Krassner / Local Link

As a co-founder of the Yippies (Youth International Party)--known for demonstrating against the Vietnam War at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago--I find myself comparing and contrasting the Yippies and the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

We had to perform stunts to get media coverage of our cause, so a group of us went to the New York Stock Exchange, upstairs to the balcony, and threw $200 worth of singles onto the floor below, watching the gang of manic brokers suddenly morph from yelling "Pork Bellies" into playing "Diving for Dollars." Then we held a press conference outside, explaining the connection between the capitalist system and the war.

Now, a particular placard, "Wall Street Is War Street," gives me a sense of continuity. Other anonymous Occupier spokespersons carried posters proclaiming "God Forbid We Have Sex & Smoke Pot. They Want Us to Grab Guns & Go to War!" and "I am an immigrant. I came here to take your job. But you don't have one."

By the sheer power of numbers without the necessity of stunts, the Occupiers have broadened public awareness about the economic injustice perpetuated by corporations without compassion conspiring with government corruption resulting in immeasurable suffering.

NPR waited until eleven days of Occupy Wall Street had passed before reporting its existence. The executive news editor explained that the Occupiers "did not involve large numbers of people" (actually, there were already several hundred), no "prominent people" showed up (thus ignoring Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon), the lack of "a great disruption" (the police pepper-spraying protesters trapped in a cage of orange netting finally met that need), "or an especially clear objective" (oh, right, like all those flip-floppy pandering politicians whose clear objective is to get elected).

The Occupiers appear to be a leaderless community--most likely, you can't name a single one; not yet, anyway--whereas Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and I served as spokespeople for the Yippies. We had media contacts and knew how to speak in sound bytes. If we gave good quote, they gave free publicity for upcoming demonstrations. It was mutual manipulation.

Example: A reporter asked me about the 1968 counter-contention we were planning, "Will you be staying in tents?" I replied, "Some of us will be intense. Others will be frivolous."

During an interview with Abbie and me for the CBS Evening News, taped at his apartment, Abbie paraphrased Che Guevara and said, "I'm prepared to win or die." However, that never got on the air. When the reporter asked me, "What do the Yippies actually plan to do in Chicago?" I smiled at her and said, "You think I'm gonna tell you?" That portion of my answer was used to end Walter Cronkite's segment on the Yippies, but my follow-up sentence--"The first thing we're gonna do is put truth serum in the reporters' drinks"--was omitted. They had beaten me at my own game.

The Yippies were inspired by the Buddhist monk in Vietnam who set himself on fire in order to call attention to the war. The photo of that incident traveled around the globe, and I wore a lapel button which featured that flaming image. Similarly, in 2010, a young man immolated himself, which inspired the rebellion in Egypt, which inspired Arab Spring, which in turn inspired American Autumn.

Inspired by the Yippies attempt to levitate the Pentagon, Aron Kay wanted to get fellow Occupiers to levitate Wall Street, to no avail. Likewise, inspired by the Yippies nomination of an actual pig named Pigasus for president, Michael Dare tried unsuccessfully to persuade fellow protesters at Occupy Seattle to carry out his notion that, "If corporations are people, let's run one for president." I offered myself as Secretary of Greed.

The evolution of technology has changed the way protests are organized and carried out. The Yippies had to use messy mimeograph machines to print out flyers that had to be stuffed into envelopes, addressed, stamped and mailed. The Internet enables Occupiers to inexpensively reach countless people immediately.

When the Yippies were being tear-gassed, and beaten sadistically and indiscriminately, we chanted, "The whole world is watching!" But now, when a bloodbath was expected to happen if the New York police forced the Occupiers out of the park--and then that didn't happen--Michael Moore asked a cop, "Why don't you think the eviction happened?" The reply: "Because the mayor's afraid of YouTube."

(One month later, Mayor Bloomberg apparently lost that fear; by his order, the eviction happened at 1 a.m. The next afternoon, a protester, before being allowed back in, was overheard remarking, "The cops have occupied Zuccotti Park. We're just trying to figure out what their demands are.")

Not only what occurred in Chicago in 1968 was officially labeled "a police riot" by a government-sponsored investigation, but also an undercover police provocateur--who was disguised as a local biker and acted as Jerry Rubin's bodyguard--would ultimately state that he participated in pulling down the American flag in Grant Park, destroying it, then running up the black flag of the Viet Cong in its place.

"I joined in the chants and taunts against the police," he said, "and provoked them to hitting me with their clubs. They didn't know who I was, but they did know that I had called them names and struck them with one or more weapons."

As the Occupy model has spread around the country, police brutality has increased, and it's not surprising that there have been accusations of provocateurs sabotaging the nonviolent principle, not to mention an assistant editor at a conservative magazine who infiltrated a group of protesters in Washington, D.C., later claiming that his purpose was "to mock and undermine them in the pages of the American Spectator," and that he helped incite a riot at the National Air and Space Museum, getting pepper-sprayed in the process.

The Yippies were countercultural, an amalgam of stoned hippies political acttivists. And, although the Occupiers are essentially mainstream, their demonization by right-wing media pundits has been providing a replay performance of the Dinosaur Follies.

Bill O'Reilly called the Occupiers "drug-trafficking crackheads" and "violent America-hating anarchists." Ann Coulter referred to them as mobs of "teenage runaways" and "tattooed, body–pierced, sunken-chested 19-year-olds getting in fights with the police for fun." Glenn Beck warned that they "will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you." Andrew Breitbart declared that Occupy Wall Street is "a group of public masturbating violent freaks." Rush Limbaugh labeled them "dumbed down" and "propagandized" and asked a rhetorical question reeking with layers of irony: "Whatever happened to the '60s Question Authority?" Limbaugh is like a castrated canine that is still busy humping the living-room sofa.

I'll conclude here with a little gift for the infamous 1% in the form of what could eventually become a riddle for reactionaries. "What do corporations and fetuses have in common?" And the answer is: "They're both persons."

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

ASIFA-SF Newsletter
ASIFA-SF July 2024 Newsletter [PDF]

Reality is not external.


Doom and Gloom via Rossana Podestá Massa

Reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party. ~ George Orwell

BUT WHAT ABOUT AN...
INDEPENDENT
CANDIDATE?


5FDP vs. Billy Idol ~ Rebel Yell Over It,
[ NOT WORK SAFE ], DJ Schmolli via SrvTech

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


Esurance ~ Election Insurance via Rene Delgado
NONE of the ABOVE == should be a valid choice on voter ballots!

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


Unsung Hero via Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

Notes from Erb

Satan's demons take on the image of God, similar to that done in Eden (II Corinthians, 11:14). How else do they take control of earth? Ministers of Satan are variously understood as being a consummately evil system of government; or leader... Ministers of Satan are liars who will deceive many people... Ministers of Satan want to divide the world and create war without end... Ministers of Satan will declare things which are evil are good, will refer to war as peace, death as a solution for justice, and serving the wealthy as a means of helping the poor. Many nations will recognize they are evil, but their own people will be inclined to believe their deceptions.

עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב

Christians are to no longer execute sinners, so they should not wage carnal war, but spiritual warfare ~ (John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:6-8), Christians must be peacemakers forgiving those who do them harm treating their enemies with love and not seeking revenge ~ (Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19), (Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 6:9-15; Mark 11:25-26), (Luke 6:27-36) (Romans 12:17-21; 1 Peter 3:8-12), Hatred, which is the same as murder, is unforgiving, vengeful and hostile towards one's enemies ~ (1 John 3:15)

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) on Saturday July 20th with oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) we begin with Sun Ra’s Magic City, which features the late local musician Harry Spencer. At around 7:30am (EDT) we go back to 1951 with Uncle Richard for an episode of My World. At 8am (EDT) Fostina Dixon joins co host Larry Williams for some choice jazz sides followed by a batch of R&B by women artists and others. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
Shoutcast = [Search: WVUD] || TuneIn

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) on Saturday July 13th with oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) we revisit this time in 1958. At 8am (EDT) on Rockabilly Ridge Michael Ace plays 45s you might’ve missed. At 9am (EDT) we bop back to this day in 1962 when the big local news was the battle as to whether a big stinking oil refinery will be built in Delaware City.~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
Shoutcast = [Search: WVUD] || TuneIn

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) on Saturday July 6th with oldies back to back to back. It’s the Legends of Wilmington Jazz at 7am (EDT) followed at 8am (EDT) by Rockabilly Ridge when Michael Ace spins those tunes with meaningless lyrics. At 9am (EDT) on Beatlemania!!! we bop back to this day in 1966, and a day seared into my memory. The #1 tune was from old Blue Eyes and the hottest new movie was based on a play by Edward Albee. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
Shoutcast = [Search: WVUD] || TuneIn

Neckerworld ~ A Computer Vision Game

Neckerworld ~ A Computer Vision Game by hankster a.k.a. Dr. Hank Magnuski
Neckerworld
~ A Computer Vision Game , by hankster / Dr. Hank Magnuski

Overview

Neckerworld is a computer vision game designed to teach students about human and computer vision systems, object detection and identification, visual field construction, autonomous movement and strategy.

All players and resources in the game are cubes. The cube players are guided solely through autonomous computer vision programs. No human manual control or input is permitted during gameplay.

To successfully play the game requires a competent program to do object detection and identification, playing field knowledge representation and strategic decision making.

Background

The Necker Cube Illusion (first published as a rhomboid in 1832 by Swiss crystallographer Louis Albert Necker ) is a well known example of a perceptual illusion where the orientation of the cube is unstable and easily flips between two states. Serious study and research into why we perceive multiple states leads to a set of questions about the very nature of our vision. [continue: http://neckerworld.com ]

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.

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.
Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites
Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice 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 ], Alternative w/text
NOBODY should have that much power !!!

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. 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!




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