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Dec 08 08:33

Italian cuts spark fight at the opera for La Scala

Scuffles have erupted outside Italy's famous La Scala opera house in Milan during a protest against proposed funding cuts to the arts and education.

Opera house workers from across Italy were rallying peacefully ahead of a protest speech by conductor Daniel Barenboim when trouble broke out.

Students clashed with police wielding truncheons and using teargas, and 14 officers suffered minor injuries.

The audience inside applauded Barenboim for his impassioned defence of culture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The globalists wanted global government and global economy, and to get it, they needed global poverty. But now the plan is understood by the people of the world, and the plotters may just have set the stage for a truly global revolution.

Every half century or so, it seems the world is cursed with a few individuals who want to stand atop a pyramid built to their own glory and scream how they are the rulers of the world, and that no sacrifice of other peoples' lives and money is too great a price to pay for the attainment of that dream. It is happening again right now with a clique of sociopaths who want to bring about a global government through lies, deceptions, and enforced mass poverty, because they believe that whatever gods they sacrifice to want the world to be that way. Such true believers will never admit they are wrong, indeed history shows they cannot ever admit they are wrong, and the long train of revolutions stretching back to the dawn of time illustrates just what happens when such fanatical self-indulgence meets the real world.

Dec 01 18:44

Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village

Sanity restored: Philadelphia puts ‘Christmas’ back in the village
By Daniel Rubin
INQUIRER COLUMNIST
I'd like to thank Mayor Nutter for saving Christmas.
Wednesday afternoon he announced that the city had over-reacted in changing the name of the traditional German Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza to simply "Holiday Village."
"Christmas Village" it will be once again.
And here I had been ready to bury the decision.
Why not? Pulling the word "Christmas" off the sign over the village gate seemed ridiculous Tuesday afternoon when I walked around that dollop of Deutchland outside City Hall, sampling the hot nuts and sizzling bratwursts, and oggling the tiny elves and fat Santas.

Nov 28 08:31

Steven Spielberg: Body Snatcher–A Review of the Miniseries “Band of Brothers”

The 9th episode of Band of Brothers, titled “Why We Fight”, represents an unprecedented level of ambition — to claim America’s WWII sacrifices as motivated by the desire to save Jews from Nazi persecution, to make America’s sacrifice in WWII all about the Jews, not about Americans doing their duty in a tragic internecine conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know this spin is a complete lie because present day Israel shows absolutely no gratitude for the sacrifices America made to stop Hitler in WW2.

Nov 16 10:35

Gilad Atzmon: Don't call me an Israeli (very funny clip)

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Nov 02 07:42

IDF bars Palestinian children from Tel Aviv film festival

The army yesterday prevented children from the West Bank village of Umm al-Hir from entering Israel in time to watch a movie they appear in at a children's film festival in the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.

Oct 30 22:24

Internet Killed Israeli PR (must watch)

Oct 30 18:37

WERE “THE CHOSEN PEOPLE” PICKED FOR THEIR VIRTUES OR VICES? - Khalid Amayreh

Perhaps the Roman Catholic hierarchy has woken up to the fact that tens of thousands of Palestinian Arab Christians are forced to leave their ancestral homeland as a result of the brutality and oppression stemming from the ongoing Israeli occupation.

More than two thousand years ago, the frenzied multitude rejected Jesus because they thought he was going to rob them of their “chosen people” status and equate them with the rest of mankind. Today, 2000 years later, under the same chosen people rubric, Palestinian villagers, Christians and Muslims alike, are still being chased, assaulted, and hunted down “because they don’t belong”.

Oct 24 09:57

Natalie Merchant & Friends: There is No Good Reason

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The black singer is Mighty Sam McClain. My brother Matt has played with him.

Oct 24 09:48

PETE SEEGER: IN LIEU OF A TRIBUTE

It was my hope that I would never have to write this post. My public silence on the issue at hand until now was my way of protecting the image of a man so great, a man who has been the inspiration to millions of activists throughout the world. I tried to keep to myself what I am about to tell you all, hoping it would never happen.

But, it is happening, it’s official, Pete Seeger will be taking part in a Virtual Rally For A better Middle East. The event is sponsored by an organisation known as the Arava Institute. One of the major players is the Jewish National Fund.

Oct 22 16:25

Jews, jazz and socialism

Gilad Atzmon deconstructs the mindset of Mike Gerber, a self-proclaimed Jewish "socialist" who believes that there is a distinctive genre of music called "Jewish jazz", and asks why "Jewish jazz" should be any more acceptable than "Aryan classical music".

Oct 22 08:13

Gilad Atzmon: Jews, Jazz & Socialism

How would you feel about a Radio show specialising in Aryan classical music? How would you feel about a radio show that features mainly, or only Aryan composers and performers?

I guess that I know the answer: you would feel disturbed, and you may even want to protest.

However, Mike Gerber, a writer for the ‘Jewish Socialist Magazine’ and a member of the ‘Jewish Socialist Group’ has a very similar agenda -- he is about to launch a ‘Jews only’ jazz radio show.

Oct 20 16:41

Jazza festival highlights breadth of support for Palestinian struggle

Gilad Atzmon argues that the breadth of support shown for the Jazza music festival, held in London on 12 and 13 October, demonstrates that the extent to which the tide has turned in favour of the Palestinian struggle, which has now become "part of Western collective conscience".

Oct 19 09:23

Scenes from Jazza

Oct 19 08:19

GILAD ATZMON: FROM SCALA TO WEMBLEY

It occurred to me a while back that as far as Palestinian affairs are concerned, the tide has indeed changed -- The struggle of the Palestinian people has now become a part of a Western collective conscience. We are a mass movement becoming increasingly aware of itself. At our last week's first Jazza Festival, leading artists of all genres united together with an audience from all walks of life to side with the Palestinians. In the Scala London, we stood together, protesting against Israeli brutality. Funds were raised for the Free Palestine Movement, an organization that challenges many aspects of the occupation, and will soon bring the all important question of the 'Right of Return' right to the heart of Tel Aviv.

Oct 16 17:28

Poets and political activists: the case of Liu Xiaobo

Paul J. Balles considers the Norwegian Nobel Committee's decision to award Chinese dissident and poet Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize by looking at the qualities that are common to poets and political activists.

Oct 16 08:50

London's Jazza sings in tune with Palestine

Artists from across cultural and music genre divides unite in festival for Palestinians.

Oct 15 09:20

Haunted by ghosts

Self-proclaimed anti-Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and prog rock legend Robert Wyatt have joined forces to make musical magic and "political noise"

Oct 14 21:55

Joe Sobran: Martyr for truth by Stephen J. Sniegoski

What was especially noteworthy about him, however, was his penchant for intellectual honesty. Joe Sobran sought to pursue truth, even when it would lead to the destruction of his brilliant career and ultimately contribute to his early death. Specifically, it was his violation of the taboo pertaining to Jewish power and the U.S. Israelocentric foreign policy that led to his fall. In the 1980s, Sobran was the rising senior editor at William Buckley's National Review, and he seemed to be destined for a brilliant future. But owing to pressure from powerful pro-Zionist Jews such as Norman Podhoretz, that future never materialized, and Buckley ultimately fired Sobran in October 1993.

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Oct 11 09:12

The Forgotten Man - Jon McNaughton

Oct 07 09:08

Gilad Altzmon - We Need Your Support.

Hello Everybody, Sarah Gillespie, myself and at least 40 other leading artists from UK and Palestine are trying to achieve the impossible next week.

We are promoting and playing together in a massive music festival for Palestine. We are flying musicians to London, we are mixing jazz with folk with hip hop and roots music. We all believe one thing - that artists who support Palestine must say so loudly and proudly using our notes and our voices. Jazza Festival is serious but is also a big party and we want you to join in.

Oct 05 12:57

Gilad Atzmon in conversation with UK music icon Robert Wyatt

Gilad Atzmon talks to legendary British jazz icon Robert Wyatt about music and “people power” as facilitators of change, support for the Palestinian cause and the fear of democracy and the truth.

Oct 05 07:38

Gilad Atzmon: A conversation with Robert Wyatt about Cultural Resistance

The legendary British music icon Robert Wyatt is a big supporter of Palestine. A few days ago he came down  to London to promote For the Ghosts Within (Wyatt/ Stephen/Atzmon, Domino Records), a new album we produced together with violinist Ros Stephen.  We had a lively chat about Palestine, music, cultural resistance and about the importance of the  coming Jazza Festival.

Oct 01 21:09

Interview with Carlos Latuff, Political Cartoonist

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Interview with Carlos Latuff
by Kourosh Ziabari
Independent freelance journalist, Iran
CL: In 2006 a website associated to Likud (Likudnik) published a long article about me, my art, my support to Palestinians and labeled me as an agent at the service of a supposed "Iranian propaganda machine", comparing me with Nazi propagandists.... Along the Palestinian cause I also support human rights organizations against police brutality in Brazil. This kind of activism alone could put me in high risk of life. But, as I said, I don't care; I will continue with my artistic support, 'cause if Zionists worldwide are pissed off about my cartoons, it's because I'm doing something right. Death can stop me yes, but not my cartoons.

Sep 22 08:45

Jazza Music Festival 12 & 13 October 2010

Jazza Music Festival is organized in association with the Free Palestine Movement, leading advocates for the humanitarian rights of Palestinians and the right of free access throughout Palestine.

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Sep 14 16:45

THE FORGOTTEN MAN

Sep 08 12:21

Claire's Sacred Choral Compositions (in reply to a request on the radio show)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A caller to the radio show asked about my wife's original religious music. So here is her composer's website.

Sep 03 07:17

WILDENESS DOWNTOWN

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A rather unique music video, best viewed in Google Chrome

Aug 16 06:46

Street artist braves deadly Moscow smog to create amazing 3D waterfall on capital's streets

Street artist Edgar Mueller has spent three 'terrifying' days transforming a Moscow pavement into a jaw-dropping waterfall scene.

Stunning stuff

Aug 11 16:31

Gaza, Soweto and African American Thought: A Message of Enlightenment

Bishop Donald R. Corder
Camel jockeys, sand niggers and rag heads is employed in the dehumanization of an honorable Arab people not unlike newsreels propagating the barbarous depiction of the Japanese and their subsequent internment in US concentration camps during WW II prior to America’s dropping the bomb.

Aug 11 04:14

Intifada Palestine Wish you a Blessed Ramadan

Both God’s blessing and his generosity are best exemplified this month, as giving alms to the poor, suppressing greed and lust, along with feeling for suffering of the other all dominate interaction between people, bringing out the finest in both men and women.
The Intifada Palestine Team

Aug 04 10:17

Blakhatz - Building 7

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Aug 04 07:41

A Poem: "Love the people not the government"

Jul 30 09:19

PAPER SCULPTURES!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone emailed me about these artists and when I saw their work I decided you all needed a break from the doom and gloom. Check out these works of art!

Jul 28 14:06

GAZA-STROPHE, the day after...

We came to Gaza in the aftermath of the war, and with our friends the Palestinian Human Rights delegates, we discovered the extent of the «Gaza-strophy». The accounts of dozens of witnesses of Israel's war against Gaza who take us to depth of the Palestinians' nightmare.

documentary film by
Samir Abdallah & Khéridine Mabrouk

Support the production
and screening of
Gaza-strophe, Palestine
visit gaza-strophe.com

Jul 19 12:04

Swiss bank to lift lid on hidden Kafka works

Two Israeli sisters say they inherited the documents from their mother, but the Israeli state claims them as part of the country's cultural heritage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The owners want to sell it, but Israel has poked its legal nose in and said that since the works were by a Jew, they are the property of Israel.

Jun 29 20:45

Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit

Israel agreed to sell South Africa nuclear weapons.

More than that, it makes any aid America gives Israel illegal. If Israel is nuclear, which is now official, and in violation of international treaties, just as with Iraq and Iran, then America has to demand inspections and disarmament. There is no choice. This is the law. Law for Iran, law for Iraq is also law for Israel. Israel has expected this day for years.

Jun 29 08:41

Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff creates artworks that call on the world to condemn Israeli holocaust of Gaza

Jun 28 17:22

GAZA: A Festival Of Lights.

Jun 12 07:06

New BP Corporate Logos

New BP Corporate Logos

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Jun 06 07:56

Ten of the greatest: Epoch-defining photographs

From Jesse Owens winning the Olympic Gold in 1936 to the first manned landing on the moon in 1969, here award-winning photojournalist Don McCullin lists his top ten images that define the modern era

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May 17 09:34

Margaret Atwood Cashes In

By Jennifer Matsui

Novelist Margaret Atwood’s decision to travel to Tel Aviv to share a literary prize worth a million dollars has ignited a controversy in which the septuagenarian author and vice-president of the literary human rights organization PEN International has come under fire by Palestinian rights activists. Ms Atwood’s acceptance of the Dan David Prize, whose previous laureates include Al Gore and Tony Blair, is viewed by Ms Atwood’s critics as a betrayal to the ideals she supposedly represents, and an unwitting endorsement of Israel’s race exclusive policies.

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Apr 29 10:33

"Avatar" dominates video sales, rental charts

In the most lopsided home-video victory in recent memory, "Avatar" catapulted to the top of all three national video charts during its first week in stores.

The top-grossing theatrical film of all time sold 6.7 million units in its first four days of release, 2.7 million of them on Blu-ray Disc.

According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, the next biggest-selling release of the week was "Crazy Heart," which sold just 5 percent as many copies as "Avatar," followed by "The Lovely Bones," which finished at No. 3 with 2.9 percent of "Avatar's" sales.
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The video that won the Acadamy Award (what was it called? something about hurt) was a no show.

This proves the Academy Awards is nothing but a biased crock of Bull Sh!t.

Apr 21 13:48

Polanski’s ghost writer: Tony Blair and the absent Zionists and Israel lobbyists

Gilad Atzmon reviews Roman Polanski’s film, “The Ghost Writer”, noting the similarities between the fictional former British prime minister in the film, Adam Lang, and suspected war criminal Tony Blair, as well as some crucial differences, such as the absence of Zionists and Israel lobbyists in the film who in fact played a key role in Blair’s government.

Mar 30 12:29

POPE ON A ROPE

Not for the faint of heart. Somewhat bent. Certainly will not appeal to all.

If you easily offended by something as tame as the Bugs Bunny Road Runner Hour, do NOT watch.
And don't complain when you do.

Pope on a Rope - by The Meat Men

BTW the poop gave this one a three thumbs up.

Mar 28 13:15

Happy Halloween, pedophile-style

OK, we have seen the evil side of the church. But that evil is everywhere ...

A company called Party City must be run by pedophiles.
Here are some of its costume options for girls:

(Judge for yourself. Would you send your daughter out in one of these costumes?)

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Feb 25 09:37

Delaroche's Execution of Lady Jane Grey: Royals to the slaughter

It's clear that when Delaroche shocked the Paris public in the 1830s, what he was really ­doing was presenting them, indirectly, with the mayhem of their own very recent revolution. The death of Lady Jane Grey had taken place centuries before; it provided a safe space for ­contemplation, allowing onlookers to meditate on the cruelty of history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not unlike Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", which although set at the time of the Salem Witch Trials was in reality a commentary on the McCarthy anti-communist purges that wrecked the careers of everyone who refused to support the creation of a cold war against our WW2 allies the Soviets.

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Jan 07 00:54

2010 Predictions from ... Beyond.

A sneak-preview of life's coming attractions for the "mighty" year of 2010. Courtesy of our friends from the Unknown. All quotes are from the December 2009 edition of "The Sedona Journal".

2010 will be the year CONSPIRACY THEORISTS will say, "I TOLD YOU SO!" (At 1:47 on the video.)

Dec 28 17:05

"A serious man": the poetic side of self-hatred

Gilad Atzmon views Joel and Ethan Coen’s film “A serious man”  as “a cinematic allegory of Jewish cultural detachment from nature” and “a masterpiece that elaborates on the abnormalities of the Jewish tribal existence”. It “reflects on Jewish Diaspora life, Jewish segregation and the misery of operating within the kosher tribal template”.

"'A serious man' does not explicitly touch upon issues related to Israel, Zionism, occupation, organ harvesting or anything distinctly identified with the Jewish state... Yet, [it] portrays a clear message regarding Israel and Zionism, for Israel is the Jewish state and, in spite of the Zionist promise to erect a civilized nation, Israel functions as a Jewish ghetto and is subject to all the symptoms of abnormality conveyed by the Coens."

Dec 25 12:28

White House Christmas decor invites criticism

Ornaments including an orb depicting former Chinese leader Mao Zedong and another showing drag queen Hedda Lettuce

Designer Simon Doonan, who was in charge of organising Christmas decorations at the White House, did not respond to calls for comment. Neither did the White House.

Guess they were busy doing make up and stuff...

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Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 25 22:08

Thankful on Thanksgiving

While many Americans attempt to be thankful for anything in these trying and evil times, I am truly thankful there are people like Mike, who has created this site to fight for truth and decency against the murderous, hateful, worst examples of our species.

As we remember and reflect upon the gratitude we feel for the wonder that is in our lives, and the people whose talent, love, and inspiration guides us, this is for Mike Rivero, a true American hero and a beacon for the world.

Thanks MIke.

Joe

Nov 21 21:27

Connections

The series "Connections" was mentioned by a caller a few days ago. This part of the series mentions something quite deep about how with prosperity the lower classes were able to enjoy life rather than fight wars (for their feudal masters). Very interesting.

Nov 05 06:38

Dresses, not suicide vests, parade at Pakistan's Fashion Week

In a country where the all-enveloping burqa is common for women and a hijab to hide the hair or full face is growing in popularity, daring amounts of female skin were on display.

Nov 04 20:53

Is this the world's best body art? Stunning eye-deceiving images reveal an artist at the top of his game

Craig Tracy paints stunning images on people's bodies before photographing them in unique poses.

The resulting collection of masterpieces could be regarded as some of the best body painting in the world by an artist at the top of his game.

Oct 25 04:09

When Ancient Artifacts Become Political Pawns

Egypt’s chief archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, announced that his country wanted its queen handed back forthwith, unless Germany could prove that the 3,500-year-old bust of Akhenaten’s wife wasn’t spirited illegally out of Egypt nearly a century ago.
Mr. Hawass also recently fired a shot at France, demanding the Louvre return five fresco fragments it purchased in 2000 and 2003 from a gallery and at auction. They belonged to a 3,200-year-old tomb near Luxor and had been in storage at the museum.
But Jewish groups and prominent French and German intellectuals (not the Israeli government, though) campaigned against Mr. Hosny. When asked in Egypt’s Parliament last year about the presence of Israeli books in Alexandria’s library, Mr. Hosny said: “Let’s burn these books. If there are any, I will burn them myself before you.”

Oct 22 12:25

So Don't Give Hacking A Bad Name, Yo! (poem)

So Don't Give Hacking A Bad Name, Yo!

Like (at our best) hackers, our wings far from untested,
effective per accindens, though improbably guessed at;
more impossibly intended, (in practice) depending, per...haps
on our ablity to sense it - if - it's initially mapped.
no: philosophies without hammers, no, nor dreams lacking anvils,
status threatening, can strike at the hearts of immortals:
haven't they stayed enough staid enough stated, and - quo -
alterii vadis, warranto, quorum, quid pro

reason enough (should reason persever) to know & to will & to dare demand never
ever be told odds that one changes if clever.

johanna faust, a fledgeling

Sep 11 10:49

Obama says 9-11 victims were "sacrifice?"

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the president would "speak about what the day means and the sacrifices of thousands, not just at the Pentagon, but in Pennsylvania and certainly and most obviously in New York".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am linking to the cache of this story because this particular quote has already been expunged from the story.

From a reader: Isn't the whole idea about sacrifice is that it is to be something of value to the person giving it up? A nation "sacrifices" it's young people (its future) in war for the "greater good of protecting the nation". Parents make sacrifices for their children (they give up some things important to them in order to provide for their children) Ancient priests convinced their followers to give up a beautiful young woman or man to appease an angry God.

POTUS, I don't believe, is inclined to make these kind of semantic errors, he is well-educated and very well spoken. I can only believe that this means he is admitting that victims of 9/11 were sacrificed by those in the American Government who saw it (and continue to see it) as necessary for the greater good.

The creation of "terrorism" has been an excuse for a rapid evolution of sophisticated weaponry in the US military and the assault on Saddam - televised globally - gave the world the message that the US has technological superiority over all other nations and solidified their position as a nation to be feared and obeyed (at least that is what they hoped).

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Sep 06 13:28

The Chop Shop.. (Is that kidney kosher ?)... blues.

The Chop Shop.. talkin' blues

I went to see my Rabbi, I’d been felling kind of sick.. Does he know a doctor who might cure me real quick?.. I met the good Doctor the very next day, He said my kidneys were shot, so how much could I pay?. I said plenty because, I’m selling ecstasy , So he told me of a place that would be just right for me.

The clinic door was open, this place must be Blessed.. I walked right in and sat on down in the chair next to the desk.

They had row of lungs, and corneas on ice, the donors wouldn’t need them in paradise.
I saw rows of freezer chests and cases; one of freezers was for transplanting faces.

Aug 28 11:31

Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing

A good friend of mine sent this to me, and I felt compelled to share. If more and more people use such beautiful and moving mediums to convey their disgust for war and conquest, maybe we can wake up enough people to bring it to a screeching halt..

Aug 15 05:50

WBCN and "The American Revolution"

Created in The Spirit of Revolution
Shut down in the age of apathy ,

Aug 13 03:01

Obama Posters On Government Property Allowed; Anti-Obama Posters Called “Vandalism”

In the wake of a Florida news station covering the “vandalism” of Obama as Joker posters going up around the country, Infowars has discovered an Obama quote published in The Washington Post thanking Obamanoids for posting the artwork of Shepard Fairey on government property. Fairey created the now famous image of Obama used during the election.

“I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign,” Obama wrote the artist last year. “The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign.

Aug 12 08:12

Woman in hot water after attacking the Mona Lisa with a mug of English Breakfast tea

Doctors were trying to assess whether she was suffering from Stendhal Syndrome, a rare condition that causes dizziness, confusion or violent acts when an individual is exposed to art.

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Maybe she just wanted her name in the papers.

Aug 02 07:45

Feral Houses

Like some of the dogs I've seen using these houses as shelter (I followed a whole pack into #9 last week), these houses are reverting to a wild state, as from domestication, a word derived itself from domesticus (the Latin for belonging to the domus, or house). Now these houses are feralis. They belong only to the dead.

Jul 31 07:38

Grand Canyon Photographer

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have been to that very spot (with camera). These days Grand Canyon is all walled in with safety cages, which kind of takes the fun out of it.

Jul 26 09:03

The Young British Soldier

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently we haven't learned anything in 120 years.

Jul 25 15:04

Simply birolliant - the incredible 10ft 'photographs' drawn with a ballpoint pen

They may look like pin-sharp photographs - but these amazing pictures are actually drawings created with the humble ballpoint pen.

Jun 01 07:18

"Over the Rainbow"

This writer just completed a six-part series on Ellen Brown's remarkable 2007 book titled "Web of Debt." This article follows from it by picking up on the theme she struck, using L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" as a combination parable, monetary allegory, and political manifesto for change at a time it's most needed.

May 19 09:17

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances.

May 17 08:28

Astronauts Watch Star Trek Movie From Space

NASA officials fulfilled the wishes of a Star Trek fan who didn’t want to miss the premiere because of his space journey. They beamed the movie to the International Space Station. Three astronauts enjoyed the special preview of the movie at the station.

US astronaut Michael Barratt requested this movie before he boarded the space shuttle in March. He told NASA officials that he was a big fan of the Star Trek TV series and didn’t want to miss J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek.

NASA officials agreed and reformatted the movie so that the astronauts at the station can watch it on their laptop. NASA beamed the movie to the station on Friday morning.

May 13 09:27

Critique of Israel not anti-Semitism: Margolyes

One of the things that I didn't expect was that the Australian Jewish community would find it impossible to have a dialogue.

Is this play critical of Israel? Yes, it is, very critical of Israel. That doesn't mean it is anti-Semitic.

Can theatre make a difference? I hope it can, because otherwise I have wasted my whole life in something irrelevant.

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May 02 12:09

Controversial play about Israeli history getting Canadian premiere

A controversial new play about Israeli history that has been slammed by some as anti-Semitic and praised by others as thought-provoking is set to make its Canadian premiere in Montreal on Sunday.

"Seven Jewish Children - A Play for Gaza" is a 10-minute performance by British playwright Caryl Churchill, inspired in part by the most recent Gaza conflict.

The play includes several scenes where Israeli adults ponder how they will explain key moments in Israeli and Jewish history to their children, who are never seen on stage.

The chronological work begins with the Holocaust and ends with the recent Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Apr 26 09:34

Pandemic 1918

Apr 24 06:50

Bernanke put you on the hook for 2 trillion and counting. You are an involuntary investor

Bloomberg.com -The public is an “involuntary investor” in the nation’s banks, according to an April 15 court filing by Bloomberg.

In the report, the Fed detailed its assets in three limited liability corporations, all called Maiden Lane for a street in Lower Manhattan that runs past the New York Fed.

The losses become real if the principal isn’t returned.

Apr 23 05:26

Swimming Without a Suit - And Masterbating in the Pool - Little Tommy Friedman

The New York Times [Tom Friedman gets this week's boner award. He pathetically draws on popular clichés handed down to his likelier recipients -the Long Island dead and dying Mall culture -from none other than the likes of the Market Shill from Omaha -to wit - "only when the tide goes out do you find out who is not wearing a bathing suit." So true, -says Tom Friedman.

Spare me the underwater farts -you asshole-Friedman.

Tom gives us this too: There are millions of kids who are in modern suburban schools “who don’t realize how far behind they are,” said Matt Miller, one of the authors. “They are being prepared for $12-an-hour jobs — not $40 to $50 an hour.”

Apr 05 20:01

A song to keep you going #1

First in a series of songs that inspire "us."

This one by Phil Collins hit me like a ton of bricks - I distinctly remember where I was and what grocery store I was in and what aisle where I really "heard" it playing over the grocery store speakers. I don't want to suggest Collins is some sort of fellow traveler of ours, but geez, these lyrics make you wonder a bit.

"they don't tell me nothing - so I find out what I can"

"there's a fire burning right outside my door."

"seems so long I've been waiting - still don't know what for."

"cause I've been a prisoner all my life..."

"mine's an ordinary life"

"they don't THINK THAT I LISTEN, BUT I KNOW WHO THEY ARE"

Apr 02 05:28

Tom Friedman pulls his head out of his ass long enough to say, The Price Is Not Right, before stuffing it back in.

The New York Times T. Friedman - Opinions are like Assholes - “Destructive creation” has wounded both the Market and Mother Nature. Smart regulation and carbon taxation can heal both.

Mar 23 05:12

GOOGLE pays for nothing! Cheap bastards say, All your music are us.

The New York Times Tim Arango -As Rights Clash on YouTube, Some Music Vanishes Chris Dale, a spokesman for YouTube, said, “While we work with music labels to keep music on the site, sometimes our negotiations don’t pan out, and we understand that this can be a big disappointment to our community.”

Feb 26 09:58

REMEMBERING ODETTA, WHO SANG OF FREEDOM

Feb 24 10:41

Mind the crevasse: The amazing 3D pavement art that has pedestrians on edge

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Now, imagine the poor guy who has had a few too many turning onto one of these streets.

Feb 12 09:42

A Request from Michael Moore

Friends,

I am in the middle of shooting my next movie and I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial industry to come forward and share with me what they know. Based on those who have already contacted me, I believe there are a number of you who know "the real deal" about the abuses that have been happening. You have information that the American people need to hear. I am humbly asking you for a moment of courage, to be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history.

All correspondence with me will be kept confidential. Your identity will be protected and you will decide to what extent you wish to participate in telling the greatest crime story ever told. --MM

Jan 15 15:13

A violinist in the Metro

This article has haunted me since I read it last year.. In other words, the greatest artists in the world never get recognized, because they are not connected to the Jewish artists co-op with booking agents and promo people.. In other words.. Why don't we look at the Jewish Zionist connections of the talent that is out there?..

The Art game is the same game as the News Game.. Only Jewish Zionist artists are allowed to make the Big Time, or 'Become News Anchors'.. Or Movie Stars for that matter.. Unless you are connected to Zionism/Communism you go nowhere in America.

The greatest modern up to date paintings in the world are in thrift shops with a price of a hundred bucks cash.

Dec 25 07:20

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Anyone in his education who has neglected to read every word Mark Twain ever wrote has simply missed the greater part of the meaning and opportunity of life. Twain is reputed to be The Great Man of American Literature, but this appreciation of him, while true, misses the mark or this truly great man.

To fathom the greatness of a truly great man, a sufficient lapse of time must pass before he is far enough away from us so that we might measure the greatness of such a great man.

Alexander the Great by this measure quickly gained his fame.

Nov 24 13:10

Willard Wigan micro sculptor

Paying attention to small details.. He sold his works for $20 million, and he can't read or write.. so he claims.

He seems like a very dedicated artist.. More than likely he is.

It would seem impossible to do what he has done without laser tooling of some sort.. But who know.. Where there is a will there is a way.

Nov 20 18:36

Not fade away: Mick Jagger on the trials of life at 65

It's not very rock'n'roll, but Mick Jagger, the man who brought us 'Sympathy for the Devil', supermodel girlfriends and skin-tight jeans, recently acquired OAP status. So has he mellowed with age? James Mottram finds out

Oct 14 11:03

Ulver - Blinded by Blood (Illustrations by H.R. Giger)

Giger is a Trans humanist artist.. He is the one who designed the "Alien" movies backdrops.. His images suggest that computers, machines, and humanity will merge together.

The soundtrack is eerily outstanding.. I think you guys/gals will like this one.

Sep 10 10:57

This is the first music/audio/visual thread.

I am imagining that many WRH readers are creative types, and perhaps have a musical video, or audio, they would like to share.. So that the other members have an idea of the personality in back of the user name.

I'll go ahead and post a youtube of me singing The Dogshit blues. I'm hoping somebody else will post one of their own original music videos or mp3s. If it ain't original..Mike can get in trouble ..I think... Keep it original.. please.

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