Monday, March 20, 2017

NEOLIBERALISM CRISIS 2017/ MONBIOT & KLEIN: When DEMOCRACY is Reduced to FAILURE ... Political/ Economic Radicalization & EXTREME Ideology ... The "Zombie Doctrine" Edition ... (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.14)- (NAOMI KLEIN PT.2)- (HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA PT.13)


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George Monbiot                          Naomi Klein




This posting will serve "Corporatcommunazica", "Naomi Klein" and the "How To Privatize America" series of this journal/ blog. The title of the posting was mostly inspired by George Monbiot, and the posting content by him and Naomi Klein. Although I talk about neoliberalism (wikipedia) much throughout this journal, I didnt have a posting strictly for it, and so many folks that I've talked to one on one over the last several years, are confused at times as to what the word neoliberalism actually means? ... and it's been defined, interpreted and repackaged differently over the last century. And in all fairness to markets, there can be positives from this design as far as market, I see/ seen even capitalism as a mechanism to reduce poverty for instance, but it shouldnt extremely multiply poverty, and it's way out of balance with only a handful of too big to fail entities controlling it ALL, which can make it a market disease with no freedom, eh? This disease is being spread globally, not just the Americas or European countries, by the same invisible powers of wealth that design and peddle this trash. Some were led to believe it's the "new thing", globalization to create free market, spread democracy, free us from bureaucratic central planning (Zero Hedge/ arguement), the answer to solve world economic, social and political problems, create wealth to trickle down ... I even listened to economic professors on the tele, promoting and marketing this garbage and sugar coating it ... to politicians painting it as the way to go (both, left and right). I myself never studied economics or have a background in this, or have much formal education, so I'm still learning, but I look around and just put 2+2 together, eh? ... I grew up a street kid of working class around hustlers. But, I can usually most of the time, see when I/ we are getting screwed on a deal and a hustle, so that's why I focus much on this ... because were getting SCREWED big time. I was searching for some folks to explain this, and thought that George Monbiot and Naomi Klein sum this garbage up well ... so a 2016 piece from George below, and a 2012 video from Naomi. After at the bottom, I will add a few paragraphs of my own.









***** THE GUARDIAN/ George Monbiot: Neoliberalism- the ideology at the root of all our problems .... (newsread)







Naomi Klein on Global Neoliberalism ... Thanx to Big Think




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***** PD/ RCJ: "CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA" PART'S 13 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "NAOMI KLEIN" PART 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA" PART'S 12 THRU 1 ... (a related series)



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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp & Rosalie (wife)



I dont sugar coat this, or try to make excuses for politicians who try to peddle this trash or radical extreme ideology through fear cards off to us ... I dont care if they're with the party I vote for. All the political leaders they help get in office these dayz, may feel some obligation, and think that this is the future whether we like it or not. I dont have any obligation to any of them, and neither should the majority of people. Our economies, public services, safety nets are not failing, they're being destroyed and replaced by an oligarchy ... a transfer of ownership, from the public to them, and the public/ private partnership sales pitch is more bullshit, they dont want the public to own a bloody damn thing. And these people are more of an enemy to progress than worrying about some foreign country invading us ... we are being robbed blind. I started pointing this out to folks and in this journal, because of seeing how our money is being milked from our governments and public institutions, a steady decline and deterioration of what we built, America footing the costs of most in money and lives for their gain only, and looking at our past record of intervention, regime change, and occupations of various countries in the name of freedom or spreading democracy. For those who praise this and look at it as free market, true democracy or sugar coat it ... fine ... love it, embrace it, suck up to it, and marry it for all I care ... dont think the majority will. I like to call this trash corporatcomminazica ... a word I made, to combine corporatization, communism, nazism and America ... that's all I view it as. I credit much of this to American and European corporations and finance, as far as creating this ideology, maybe the first intentions were positive, but it hasnt ended up as nothing but a negative for "most", and will get worse before better with no regulatory control ... like an out of control gambling addict losing all their money, or a dope fiend overdosing. I'm also opposed to this move, trying to make USA the ultimate empire, controlled by oligarchs that simply do this to rape the globe for their gain only. I actually support capitalism, but also feel that a little socialism mixed in is good for social and economic reasons, plus, you dont have to waste millions hiring politicians to lie for you, and millions on propaganda through media. Frankly, although we need a leadership structure, we sure dont need a bunch of thieves to lead and plan our future ... we can do fine without it, or need them to rathole all our money and resources, replace the people's voice/ government, constitution, or tell us how to live ... we can manage without you.

The most hypocritical part of this trash, is those that promote this, say it's about free market, and the idea of this laissez- faire economics of letting the markets take their course, the opposition to socialism, opposition to government, taxation, etc, etc ... they dont want any revenue like taxes going to any government unless it exits a backdoor to them. There is hardly a thing "free" about the market anymore, a guy I know Steve, a libertarian that does well for himself, who also opposes this crap, recently told me, that the only free market is the black market these dayz, Steve has a point. Letting the markets take their course? ... I agree, we should, which includes not bailing these bastards out when they fail, not letting them get so large, to where they take everyone else down when they fail, and making them pay for their mistakes when they damage our environment, societies and economies, holding them accountable, and even imprisoning them when needed ... not increasing their tax write offs and subsidies, you failed, which means you lack what it takes ... so you're worthless to manage our money, choices, destiny, or whatever else. Everyone I talked to over several years, from professionals, small business folks and entrepreneurs, locals politically involved of the left and right, to working classes and labourers, have a problem with this new system. Even my son- in- law, who is a corporate man, representing an American corporation promoting and setting up new business in Latin- American countries, has told me of the problems with this in countries like Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia. Instead of eliminating extreme poverty, you are expanding it. These too big to fail power houses, dont even allow markets to take their course ... and we have to bail them all out, let them write all the legislation from rights, to our properties powers, laws, and what we buy and trade from who ... they want to control and regulate all of that, with no regulations for themselves. Their opposition to socialism, another snowjob, they want socialism 110% for their corporations and financial institutions, in fact, they are the biggest, laziest, gluttons of corporate welfare and social safety nets ... my question is simply ... why in Hell should we pay your way?, you're already swimming in wealth you didnt even earn, pay your own shit, and not with our tax revenues. What do you contribute to society, that we cant do ourselves? ... not a damn thing ... because we are the ones that make this all work, all they do is pocket our profit and gains. They dont support any kind of government or democracy unless it's powerless and owned by them ... nor do they care about your opinions, even in their mega corporate consumer surveys ... why in Hell should we care about them and their opinions? ... they are the epitome of communism, oppression and anti- capitalism or free market.

For people supporting this ideology that want progress for humanity, the environment, decent opportunity and standards of living, real freedom and free/ fair trade, rights/ voice, or any future of worth to our children ... it's stupid to support. The top 1/10th of 1% wants the other 9/10ths of 1% to control over in the future only, when they replace workers with robotics, and have no need any more for consumers or producers ... after they ratholed all our wealth, resources and innovations, and put the final touch on their future empires they built with it. Then, they will even destroy any free market, competition, or even corporate/ financial mega giants of past amongst themselves, that they dont need. And destroy us, whether it's through denying healthcare through privatization, or starving people to death, to creating environmental hazards, intentionally or unintentionally that kill people and ecosystems, after they dont need you anymore, they want you to die, to make the world only populated by them and who they need, which is also a drastic population reduction combined. You may think that some of these folks (not all) would not kill millions either way ... but ask yourself, why not? ... what would be their reason? ... do you think they are humanitarians?, or have any regard for anyone outside their circles? ... what does history tell you when it comes to certain powers killing millions of people? There is no reason why you should not look at these powers of unearned wealth as your enemy, and equally hope for them to die or self destruct, in whatever way necessary to eliminate them ... dont have any humanitarian feelings for those who would even indirectly have you killed, plus, it's not natural or rational thinking. All this is more reason also, not to dissolve regulation, bureaucracy, taxation, and representation ... but to reform and strengthen it ... when you lose all that, you lose your voices, natural rights, freedom of will, competitive business and safeguards, and anything worth living for. We need to look to alternative ideas such as universal basic income even, or other ideas, deal with population or nourishment problems in other wayz, to reconstructing economics to fit for our 21st century needs without their interference ... and if they dont want to play ball or negotiate ... attack and abandon their systems, their ideas, and let their institutions and empires dissolve and die ... the same way they would let you and yours dissolve and die. For those who say that nothing can be done ... I'm confident and optimistic, that the resistance from the majority can be strong and powerful ... once you discovered and tasted any level of liberty, you are not likely to accept losing it without a fight.


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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


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Friday, March 17, 2017

DRAFT BERNIE FOR A PEOPLE'S PARTY/ NICK BRANA: Creating CHANGE on a Different RANGE ... The "Independent Alternative" Edition ... (From The FOXHOLE with Bernie PT.35)- (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.49)- (THE AWAKENING PT.48)




Bernie and Jane: "The action will be in a third party" ... Thanx to Unofficial Draft Bernie Sanders To People's Party

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Nick Brana

**** draftbernie.org (home and petition)



This posting will be for 3 series of this journal/ blog, "From The Foxhole with Bernie", "Public Patriots" & "The Awakening". It will focus on another new movement to start a new party, that represents the people in America. Nick Brana started up this party, he was with Bernie's campaign, as national public outreach coordinator, lobbying superdelegates for Bernie in the last election, and formerly part of Bernie's "Our Revolution" movement, which Nick resigned from. Nick wants Bernie to come in to start a new people's party. But before I have any input/ word on this, I linked an interview with Nick from The Real News Network and Paul Jay below, to explain what is going on and the reason, which Nick summed it up perfectly. I like Nick's vision and enthusiasm, see leadership qualities, and appreciate what him and so many others are doing, not for my sake, but for the next generation, and motivating our kids and grandkids to get involved in the political process and resist with new strength and vision, instead of this tired and dull prerecorded repetitious deadbeat show we have currently. And Thanx to The Real News Network for video as well as transcript ... also TRNN is funded by public/ viewers, independent, receives no government or corporate money, a news network worthy of peoples support, and one that covers what many cannot. And dont let folks, tell you it cant be done ... or you'll never get a thing done. At least, it is worth the time, to hear Nick out, and visit their website linked below his photo above. After, I will add some of my views on this.






***** THE REAL NEWS NETWORK: Campaign Calls on Bernie Sanders to Lead a New Party ... (video and transcript/ read)






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***** PD/ RCJ: "FROM THE FOXHOLE WITH BERNIE" PART'S 34 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "PUBLIC PATRIOTS" PART'S 48 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "THE AWAKENING" PART'S 47 THRU 1



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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp



I myself focus much on these movements throughout these series and journal/ blog, strictly because like many others, been expecting and looking for a surge in peoples movements to splinter and start forming. At first, I was excited about Occupy Wall Street for example, they, like many other progressives, Tea Party folks of the right and such ... are dismissed by the 2 parties as extremists, nutz, radicals, or nuisances that are poor, or stay in their parents basement, because they speak out of order, and are a voice for millions, that the 2 parties rather ignore. In 2017, even the anger against the establishment within the republican party, is what helped Trump, many of which may be surprised, that Trump may not be what they were expecting though. Now as far as independents and progressives, you are seeing several new movements, even people that were right leaning, which I even talked to some here in Texas, that liked Bernie on many issues, and listening more to progressive ideas. Progressive folks came far since the Occupy Wall Street start in 2011, which was a sort of political enlightenment booster in my view, and have become more sophisticated and organized, which I been looking forward to for some time now. You have this movement to draft Bernie for a new people's party, you have Justice Democrats, Brand New Congress, a Liberal Tea Party in the worx, Our Revolution inside the Democratic Party, and others, making much progress across America too. So the people in USA are off to a great start, they are working their asses off, and utilizing ALL the tools available, from rights/ laws to networking/ media ... which is great news. This also inspires others globally that are witnessing the same with this neoliberalism on steroids of today. This is simply to get the majority of people in this nation to be heard and have a sayso in their future, which has been increasingly ignored by our mainstream politics. And even many of those establishment politicians didnt expect this to grow like it did ... and WILL continue to, many thought it would just fizzle out, and they could keep on neglecting the oath they took of their obligation to the people, play them off as nutcases in public, etc ... so it's a rude awakening for many establishment politicians ... the reason many didnt see this coming, is because how out of touch they are with the people of this country, and basically have no contact with anyone out of their circles, except when campaigning, and that's even all staged. Supporting these groups is positive, because you have nothing to lose, that we are not losing already on a daily to yearly basis ... just look where we are at today, from over the last 30 years.

Some folks are upset with Bernie because he keeps at it in the democratic party, they feel like it's a waste of time, and he should have walked after the election ... but understand, he has long roots and friendships for years with many in that party, he worked with those folks for years, so there is some bond, which is understandable. His thing is trying to push the party towards being more progressive ... yet many in the party, dislike progressives more than republicans (from Nick's own experience also), and you can clearly see this in their actions ... and right now, that is the only strong force to challenge Trump and the republicans. I dont see the democrats though doing anything significantly progressive, besides challenging Trump/ GOP, basically politics as usual ... and moves like this, is really seen as negative by your base, especially coming off a loss so soon. I mean, there is nothing that would make me think that they will change, or expect change ... their actions have been clear as day ... if there was, I would have "reason" to believe they will change, and would say so ... maybe they will change, but I see no evidence or action of it yet. If Bernie cuts out and hooks up with the new party, I dont think it would hurt, I mean ... he will still be what he has been for years, as far as being an independent Senator from Vermont, but, if Bernie doesnt, I still support him for all he has done. Nick sayz that according to gallup polls, that 14 million democrats left the party ... I dont buy that though, or have too much faith in these polls, after all, I thought from polls and media, that democrats would win by a significant margin last november. But what I do think, is that if Bernie did join, it would really pull in a significant amount of people to it, in the millions, and be much more significant and diversified than the Green Party ... which is a plus, because it would force some democrats to have to at least be competitive, or lose more. What I do know, just from what I see online, as well as so many folks locally here in Texas that I have asked their opinions ... is that many folks are really sick of what they see, on both sides, and have lost alot of love and hope ... and see no vision out of these 2 parties ... because they frankly have no vision. There are many millions of people out there that need something to embrace as far as politics, call them independents, or whatever label you want, but they're hungry. Folks like Nick, at least have some vision, other than politics as usual ... and even if Bernie doesnt want to jump onboard, there are others who may in Washington ... I mean, why not call in someone like Tulsi Gabbard, when I look at Tulsi, I see a winner too, or several others, work local grassroots, and try to even consolidate and unite, 2 or 3 movements, there are many things and strategies that can be done. Nick was looking at it as being different, than say the Green Party or Libertarians, because you could start with a base in the millions, and Bernie would certainly invigorate so many, trust me.


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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TEXAS WANKER BILL- HB4260: "JUNK SPUNK LAWS ... No SEED Left BEHIND" - - BOYZ!! ... Put That Puppy Back In Yo Pants & Zip It Up!! ... The "Financial Castration" Edition ... (SEXPLOITATION NATION PT.34)- (CITATION VIOLATION NATION PT.12)- (AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM PT.7)




Hitler is Informed a Pro- Choice Lawmaker in Texas Wants To Fine Men For Masturbating ... Thanx to Disco Saturn Loves To Do Subtitled Comedies and Other Things 24/7



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**** http://www.jessicafarrar.org/




Well ... Texas politicians of the left and right are at it again! There has been so many attacks by republicans here recently on women's rights, as far as what they do with their bodies and lives, so as retaliation, Texas State Representative Jessica Farrar (D) of Houston, decided to present a bill to hold men equally accountable for their sins, as a sort of satire and sarcasm! ... the republicans though were the main instigators in this. This bill is to fine men for masturbating, counseling for the guyz, saving their seed/ semen, etc. And these people are actually doing this, as you can read below, I'm not making this up ... just like the popular bathroom bills. I mean, these people are actually grown adults, educated in colleges/ universities, receive decent salaries and benefits, believe they're role models to set standards for others around the globe, etc, etc. And they actually worry about things like, what women decide for themselves and their bodies, styles of clothes women, men and kids wear, who is using a bathroom, folks masturbating, and folks sex lives. Now you see why these oligarchs/ wealthy, corporations/ banks, take advantage of us ... because of how stupid and sensitive we are on certain issues ... and worry about pointless shit. In the meantime, while we are busting each others chops over some of these things, they're robbing us blind of everything {:-) This could also open up new doors for big business here in the Lone Star State ... between having funeral and burial services for aborted fetuses ... to issuing fines/ citations to good ole boyz wanking on that home on the range, where a little more than just "deer and antelope play", collecting fines/ fees, court ordering counseling and doctor visits/ examinations, in a state with 29 million people, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) I dont know what else to make of this ... but some newsread below.


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***** THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: With proposal to penalize men for masturbating, legislator aims to shake up health debate ... (newsread)







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***** PD/ RCJ" "SEXPLOITATION NATION" PART'S 33 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "CITATION VIOLATION NATION" PART'S 11 THRU 1



***** "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM" PART'S 6 THRU 1



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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


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Friday, March 10, 2017

EMPIRE FILES/ MARTIN & HEDGES: "Trump, Alt- Right, & Christianized Fascism" ... Turbocharged Neoliberalism, Inverted Totalitarianism, & Dominionism Crusades ... The "INCREMENTAL CHANGE" Edition ... (ABBY MARTIN PT.4)- (CHRIS HEDGES PT.2)- (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.13)




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This posting will serve 3 series of this journal/ blog ... "Abby Martin", "Chris Hedges" & "Corporatcommunazica" ... much of the posting title was inspired by what Chris Hedges talks about here. Some folks will look at this, and say that it cant happen, this is America, Democracy, etc ... anything can happen ... some things have more of a chance than others, but anything is possible ... which includes the American majority resistance and opposition to this political and religious cult stuff. So what Chris talks about here, in his interview with Abby, is not to bring paranoia, but to enlighten, educate, and bring awareness of the current condition, more than anything else. I mean, you already have a form of what Sheldon Wolin labeled as "inverted totalitarianism" (wikipedia) that Chris talks about, or what I call "corporatcommunazica", sprinkled with neoliberalism. You also have a growing force in America, of this type of religious patriotism, and with some of a "dominionism" (wikipedia) type mindset ... which to me is like some sort of "sharia law", so they have no business whining about muslims ... ya'll fundamoralist christians are in the same damn boat and sleep together in my view ... I dont like either of ya'll, and frankly dont give a shit if you dont like me either. The United States was NOT created or designed to be like some ancient theocracy, its ideas were to move beyond that, and to be free of that, to not be ruled by religions. This is NOT against peoples beliefs or values, it is to prevent those institutions, from forcing their beliefs or values on someone else. President Trump being in office with a republican majority gives them big balls, and of course, they have all the answers, if you ask them. This is why we should be emboldened in opposition to these forces ... NOT kissing their asses like we do, and asking them to be nice to us, whether it's politics or these religious cults. Even though Trump been President for only roughly a couple months ... I dont think he understands, that his job is to represent ALL people in this country, not just a handful ... and his appointment selections have been lousy ... I mean, even Hillary Clinton, who has neoliberalism and Wall Street written all over her wouldnt have picked a crew like this. I'm not even sure what the democrats plan is these dayz, they been losing their asses politically, and they dont seem to be doing much, except pointing out how bad the republicans are (duuuhh {:-) ... so I dont know if they even have any vision outside of neoliberalism either, just maybe a milder form than republicans.

And as far as Trump's business vision, he of all people should know and understand, it is NOT a one- way street ... we are the producers and consumers, eh? ... we are essential to healthy business, and business without adequate regulations, destroys business. It's nice that Trump (I also call him Tweety, because of his tweeting personality) comes up and sayz he opposes TPP, or some other nice things, but not much credit should go to him yet on anything, he hasnt done a damn thing of any worth to us ... and the TPP was dead when Obama was President ... so his opposition is meaningless anywayz, it never would have gone anywhere ... he's just playing a safe hand, and saying what a bunch of people want to hear, after all, he's a hustler. As far as their healthcare plans, sure ObamaCare/ ACA is a corporate cash grab, as I detail here, basically calling it "CareBear" insurance, because you have to have the education level of a toddler, to view it as universal or any other politipop rubbish ... YES, it's "universal" in the sense, that you have a handful of corporations ripping off each other and the consumers through legislation. But the republicans have been lousy trying to figure out how to replace it, acting more like desperate dope fiends, in a rush to push any damn thing through fast, without a real plan or fix, and full of clever things to put the bite on the consumer somehow. The other day, I was talking to this guy here in Dallas, and he was upset about what the republicans want to do with healthcare, cutting medicaid, medicare, EPA, etc ... and how it could put our people and consumers in even worse shape ... what's odd, is that he voted for Trump/ straight republican out of habit, and thinking of "change" (against the establishment status- quo) ... I dont know why he didnt expect this, he's a grown man of 50 years old. Ya, you might get change ... but maybe not the change that you expected, eh? The way these folks do this is incrementally, look at just the last few decades and where we are now. And these oligarchs love religion and its warriors, to create a smokescreen, tool and weapon ... the oligarchs themselves arent very religious, any more than Trump is. Enough from me, give Chris below a listen/ video or read/ transcript, Thanx to The Real News Network ... he sums it up alot better than I can, and he is a world traveled presbyterian minister, journalist and professor, so you cant say he doesnt know a thing about these cults, foreign affairs and politics.


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***** THE REAL NEWS NETWORK: Empire Files: Chris Hedges & Abby Martin- Trump, Fascism & the Christian Right ... (video & transcript)






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***** PD/ RCJ: "CHRIS HEDGES" PART 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA" PART'S 12 THRU 1


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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

THE FLAMING LIPS (Cover Tributes): "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds/ feat. Miley Cyrus", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Space Oddity", "The Who Tribute" & "War Pigs"

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This posting will be to honour and showcase some of the work of "The Flaming Lips" (wikipedia), out of Norman, Oklahoma (OKC area). Although with all their albums (19, 14 studio albums) with so much, I wanted to focus this posting on cover tributes they remade of classics, from The Beatles, Queen, David Bowie, The Who, and Black Sabbath ... because of their trademark style they put on them ... really outstanding work too! TFL are well known, so not much need for intro, they are in a class of their own as far as genre, although well known for their psychedelic culture, so you can label them anything you like. TFL also been nominated 6 times for Grammys, receiving 3, as well as a BRIT Award. They're well known as a unique concert experience these days, with all their theatrical props, lasers, lighting, big screen vidz, etc ... and done experimental shows, just to try out new things, and Wayne Coyne is hands on behind the scenes in all of it, working with the crews setting it all up. Others that were widely known for a unique concert experience, would be "The Residents""Butthole Surfers", and "Pink Floyd". But, TFL sure came a long wayz since Wayne, his brother Mark, and Mike Ivins started this crew in Norman years back, and playing their first gig at OKC's "Blue Note Lounge", and deserve it, from their work. I got to see them in the old "Theatre Gallery" in Deep Ellum/ Dallas (where I seen Bad Brains and many others, and TFL's played there regularly, driving down to Dallas from OKC, which is a 3 hour drive), shortly after they started up in the mid 80's, a very intimate smaller setting ... I read, that Wayne was still working as a fry- cook at Long John Silvers at that time (and getting held up at gunpoint a couple times at work {:-), while doing gigs as well ... and those were some good ole dayz! Even back in the day in smaller type dive joints, they were unique, yet on a minimal budget, but their trademark began to show. Thanx for the great music to these guyz too! Below, the first is working with Miley Cyrus on a 2014 release, and some others. "Oczy Mlody", is their newest album just released, January 2017. I chose studio and live for this mix ... Enjoy!






Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Music Video ... Thanx to Uriel Shima





The Flaming Lips- Bohemian Rhapsody (Studio Cover) ... Thanx to ilooklikeppl





The Flaming Lips- Space Oddity (Official Music Video) ... Thanx to flaminglips





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Flaming Lips The Who Tribute ... Thanx to riospcdepot





The Flaming Lips- War Pigs (Later) ... Thanx to MrHG94








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Friday, March 3, 2017

LORI HARFENIST/ THE RESIDENT: America's GLORY with LORI ... Quick Rants to GO & Kept on the LOW ... The "Politically Correct" Edition ... (AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM PT.6)




I, Human by Lori Harfenist- on Amazon now! ... Thanx to TheResident


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This posting will serve as Part 6 of the "American Exceptionalism" series of this journal/ blog ... and to highlight Lori Harfenist, aka "The Resident". Lori already is in various postings throughout this journal as well, and I been listening to her rants for several years ... she alwayz makes it quick and to the point, and covers so many issues ... Lori alwayz has some great food for thought. I opened above with her self promotion of her 2016 book, and wishing her good sales of it. Lori is out of Brooklyn (NYC), and is married to vocalist/ drummer/ songwriter, Tomato. She been at this on YouTube for over a decade, and a producer, and back years before on NYC's public access tele, with many more of these clips on YouTube and RT America. Lori picks at everything, raising those questions and making points, that are unpopular to bring up, and brings what really should be brought out to the table, especially on those who we look up to and praise these dayz, that keep so much on the low from us themselves, Lori cuts through some of the political correctness. I love her little quick commentaries throughout the week ... and she makes me laugh all the time, and sure to put a smile on my face! I compiled a handful of clips below, to look at the other side of our glory ... after all, America is exceptional when it comes to some things, eh? Luv ya Lori!  {:-)


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Prison exec brags to bankers: US 'attracts crime' ... Thanx to RT America





Starbucks reputation plummets after refugee pledge ... Thanx to RT America





Guess what America- the "lists" already exist ... Thanx to RT America





The Resident: A pill for lazy Americans ... Thanx to RT America





Kids draw graffiti, media blames "racist" Trump supporters ... Thanx to RT America





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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WALTER SCOTT MURDER CASE 2017: The "Beguiled Trial" & 2016's worst case of INJUSTICE ... "Malice Aforethought" Vs. "Heat of Passion" & The Retrial Mile of 2017 ... The "TRUST IN RUSTED JUSTICE" Edition ... (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.27)


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Michael Slager Jury Foreman Speaks Out On Mistrial In Walter Scott Shooting ... Thanx to TODAY




This posting will be Part 27 of the "Police Brutality" series of this journal/ blog. I followed this case thoroughly as it was in the worx, following everything in the trial I could, to closing arguments. Also, let me note here, that I dont put anything in this series UNLESS there is clear actual reason to question the force used or death. This is now old news, but wanted to eventually have this case recorded in this journal, because for one, it was about the worst case of injustice that I seen, in 2016 for sure. The other thing is, since this mistrial was handed down, I figure that this will probably be about the biggest case to come of this kind, this year in 2017 ... between the retrial and federal proceedings (federal juror selection scheduled to start May 1st) ... so it's going to be another mile long case this year, were just not hearing about this yet ... the news is sidetracked right now on other things, and folks preoccupied on things like Trump tweets and Oscar mistakes in Hollywood, etc. I wanted to open above with Jury Foreman, Dorsey Montgomery ... to have his say in what went down as far as with the jury ... then below, some added links to cover the shooting, arrest and indictment of Officer Slager, the trial, and what's happening post trial. I call this a murder case, instead of the voluntary manslaughter case that it was reduced to, because that is how I personally view it ... even though Walter Scott's familia and legal crew, say that they would have been satisfied with just a voluntary manslaughter conviction of 30 years, they trust in justice, God, and oppose the death penalty for Slager ... which is fine, that's what they choose ... I'm different, and dont count on much of that, and view justice today, as rusted. The thing with the manslaughter case though, is it can be 30 years, but that doesnt mean that Slager would do 30 years, each state if different, not sure what South Carolina has as far as what qualifies as a penitentiary year, but in Texas, you're looking at about 6 to 7 months tops for a year, and there are other credits for doing things inside that are considered to merit time off too ... and this varies state to state, depending on much, including prison population reduction to budgets, so that can get a little tricky. Also, a Judge/ court worx on several recommendations from both defense and prosecution when imposing the sentence phase ... in other words, it can get partially or fully probated, or even come down to doing a flat 30. Federal time for instance, such as coming up in the other cases from the federal government is different, because it is day for day ... you get 10 ... you do 10, in federal time, eh? ... unless something odd comes up, like in some high profile or politically inspired case, where a governor, judge, or president jumps in. A few links below to recount some of this ... I chose mainstream media, cause they covered it well in detail, unlike some politics or corporate/ banking interests, that they may have more challenge in covering ... then after below, some more I wanted to add.





***** CNN: Michael Slager case: Judge declares mistrial ... (newsread/video)





***** THE POST AND COURIER/ CHARLESTON: Judge pushes Michael Slager retrial to August, shifting focus to federal civil rights case ... (newsread)




***** THE POST AND COURIER/ CHARLESTON: Michael Slager's lawyer: Jury's apparent rejection of murder charge should bar retrial ... (newsread)






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Hopefully, for the sake of the familia of Scott, this will be much smoother in 2017 ... and the idea, that because of the settlement that they received, that this is some sort of justice, it's NOT, and money does not solve the mental anguish either, you just cant buy justice, any more than you can buy solid happiness, and that figure is greatly reduced with the fees to cover the legal end alone. Already, the defense of Slager, is saying that the government and people, are out to attack his client and wont be satisfied without prison, he is questioning also, double jeopardy, and saying that the ruling of mistrial should automatically be a barring of reprosecution, because it should be deemed as an acquittal, he questions video manipulation, and other things that will be presented in a new trial ... hope, but dont expect for this to be a cakewalk, and easy to get a conviction. In this new trial, which was supposed to be March 1st, but rescheduled for late August of 2017, can be even more complex. Maybe it's a good thing for Scott, because with the federal charges if found guilty of a couple ... it will secure some guilt for the later state case, I mean, you got 3 going in that, for deprivation of rights under color of law, justice obstruction, and use of weapon/ firearm in a violent crime ... a couple of them at least will be a plus, being before the state case. Because of the law and complexity, I see this as a mess, and hope I'm wrong ... I think you can get some kind of conviction, but not sure what they will work it down to. Even when they reduced it last year to voluntary manslaughter, it looked at least to me, that he would do some time, but a single juror holdout can ruin the whole thing, the trick is getting a unanimous jury ... otherwise it chips away the charge/ case ... and that can be difficult ... that's why I like to see the federal end get something first. It was plain difficult following law, and for the jury at first to have a mutual understanding between malice aforethought or heat of passion even, and the hours of testimony, deliberation, etc, all takes it's toll on a jury, mentally and physically ... no one knows that better than Slager's defense, and utilizes it. Of course you want a fair trial, but following law to decide, is what makes it difficult to get a conviction, that is why the defense of Slager will make it so complex, just like the first time ... jurors repeatedly had to request for terminology related to law ... it's a defensive designed smokescreen to trick you, but legal.

As far as the upcoming federal end of this, I'm expecting some obstacles in that too. And most of this will not change any time soon whether on the streets with cops or these trials and injustices, without retraining of officers, changes in policies concerning use of force, and legislation to secure it ... this can be achieved through strengthened public pressures. Slager's defense is already building a story of "fake news" to use on the federal case, saying that video from both the officers dashcam, as well as that of Feidin Santana, who filmed the shooting, has been pushed through media, to make the public opinion biased to his client (Slager), which impacts getting an impartial/ fair jury and trial. And using the fact, that there is no video of events between the dashcam and civilian video, just hearsay, ... although, the passenger of Scott is witness to some ... he was immediately detained, questioned and briefed in private by law enforcement, and released. Another obstacle, is being that this is under a new attorney general, as far as prosecution ... VP Mike Pence already has stated that this will all be in the hands of the "new" AG, which is true ... and the rest of the Trump crew been avoiding this ... and again, to me, this federal case is essential indirect precedent to the state criminal case later, as far as it's outcome, but that's just my view, I would hope to be wrong ... if the federal case does not go in Scott's favour. Slager will still use the self defense, life in danger, exercising training and law that he is "required" to, for his testimony, and by now, he already has that rehearsed with his defense, because it has to be as close to exact from the first state trial, or else it will be caught quick. I also expect Slager's defense, to push strongly to silence any talk in proceedings from prosecution, defense, and witness testimony, from being used in any of either trial, anything even related to statistics concerning everything from racial profiling to previous cases of even any questionable use of force or police brutality cases. The Slager defense argument, will be to stick to this case only ... that is all the law requires, and it is legal ... however, that same argument rarely worx for the dead victim, Scott, because they will try to highlight any prior cases he had, to sway jurors ... "avoiding" the same rule ... they sure as Hell did in the first trial, and this case should only be about this case as well ... this aint supposed to be a damn one- way street, when applying this rule, so the prosecution needs to point that out.

As far as my view of this case and murder of Scott ... the shooting was intentional to kill ... and NO, I dont buy Slager's previous testimony that his mind was like "spaghetti" and confused. Slager was not confused enough to utilize training and laws in place at the split second ... he was also not confused, when he appears to have picked up the taser from his shooting position after his target was down and relocate it to the victim, 40+ft away ... that is in question, as far as moving evidence, but pretty visible to me. He was also not too confused as far as falsifying anything in his initial report, that was all calculated, is how I see it. When you fire 8 shots at a running suspect, 5 hitting the suspect, and shots penetrating his back, you are shooting to kill, plain and simple. It doesnt even matter if you "thought" that he may grab that taser, or knocked it out of your hand ... the officer in that position is not in danger with a subject fleeing like that, at that distance. The initial stop of Scott at first, for me was clearly racial profiling, even by law, the stop was semi- illegal, if it was indeed for a "3rd brake light" out, by South Carolina law (Slate), in this case, besides Slager, maybe wanting to bring it to Scott's atencion, I dont think you can even write any citation in this case, I mean, by law, the brake light is in compliance. But, if the light was "reason", it wasnt reason to pull over Scott, assuming the law in place stands. Slager I know, has had other issues from citizen complaints before ... it's racial profiling to me, because you have 2 black subjects in a Mercedes, with custom tires and wheel rims, which is popular with young people, especially in urban areas. I point this out to young people all the time here in Dallas, about not dressing your car to to be a "giveaway" too much (besides, you have to worry about folks ripping off your rims too), cause cops profile vehicles before anything else ... they even actually profile as well on vehicles with dents from fender benders to possible/ probable cause, for driving under the influence stops. I also have to assume watching Slager's unit dashcam, that he already ran the plates before he stopped Scott, a standard procedure also ... being the way he approached the vehicle casually and patted the tail light, he was very comfortable (so no aggressive intention from Slager at that point, only after Scott made the break/ run). If the plates came back on the stolen sheet, he would have approached vehicle and subjects more cautiously and aggressively, and already would have his firearm in hand giving verbal orders to the driver from several feet back from the vehicle. There is also no reason in the citizen video for Slager to think that from that distance, that Scott was going to turn around and charge him, due to the way that Scott fled. Slager went back to his unit to run the license of Scott ... that may have been why Scott fled, fearing of being arrested for missed back child support, because that wouldnt have come up running the tags/ plates on the first search/ call ... that's why you run the license of the driver after the tags, to catch what it may have missed, and Scott knew this, if the driver has any wants/ warrants ... that gives cause to also run a check on the passenger, only after and if the driver comes back with warrants. We'll see what happens, I'm wishing Walter Scott's familia, justice and closure on this though.


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The TOO TALL Texas Tale of TWO TALL Signs ... From Bald Mountain to Hollywood Hills Mount Lee ... The "Blistering History" Edition ... (TASTE OF TEXAS PT.30)


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Mineral Wells, Texas sign built 1922 & Hollywood, California sign built 1923




This posting will serve as Part 30 of the "Taste of Texas" series of this journal/ blog. The posting is to look at the decades old Dallas- Fort Worth area story about the "Welcome" sign on Bald Mountain (relocated from East Mountain) in Mineral Wells (Palo Pinto County), which is a local landmark for the small town of around 17,000, west of Fort Worth. And the other more popular sign, which is very well known worldwide, is the "Hollywood" sign, located on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills. The Bald Mountain sign in Mineral Wells, was put up in 1922, and the Mount Lee sign in LA, was put up in 1923 ... and they both have similarities when viewing from the ground at the base of them, which I've viewed both over the years in person myself. It was popular at a time (early 1900's), for many folks around the country to visit Mineral Wells, for the mineral spring waters, many from Hollywood as well ... more below in the links. But for years, as the story goes, folks have had reason to believe in Mineral Wells, that the "Welcome" sign in their little town, is what inspired the "Hollywood" sign that went up the year after ... the reasons also below. However, as you can see below, the story continues, and I dont think anyone will ever really know, so this is up to the viewer to decide, not me, I'm gonna stay outta this shit ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-)


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***** WFAA / 8/ DFW: Did Hollywood steal its sign idea from Mineral Wells? ... (newsread/ video)





***** CURBED/ LA: Tiny Texas Town Likes to Say It Inspired the Hollywood Sign ... (newsread/ links to both sides, from Bald Mountain to Hollywood Hills/ Mount Lee)





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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SWEDEN'S "SWEET" RIOTS 2017: What Happens in Sweden, stays in Sweden ... A look at Sweden's "WHITE- GUILT" & "MULTICULTURAL DREAM" ... The "Cultural Clashes" Edition ... (HUMAN MORALITY PT.21)




Migrants shower police with stones in Stockholm ... Thanx to Pravda Report




This posting will serve as Part 21 of the "Human Morality" series of this journal/ blog. Parts of the postings title were inspired by the Las Vegas slogan "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas", and by "Red Pill" of YouTube below. What inspires the posting though, is the endless mainstream network primetime news over the last couple dayz here in America, on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, about how stupid President Trump is, talking about "what happened in Sweden last night" etc. Even Hollywood pop- culture personalities, and a host of other pop- culture so called "liberated and worldly" Americans, have made a 2 to 3 day spectacle out of this, and basically saying that there is NO problems in Sweden, the Swedish government saying no problems, and painting a picture of multicultural happiness and harmony ... I guess, you can call it "fake news", eh? heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) I have read several news reports on this, and it is difficult to even find any non left/ right news, and absolutely incredible on the amount of political correctness, you have to actually go to right wing media, just to even hear the word "muslim" in most cases, sad, but true. Mostly all I hear, is that, they dont know who these people are rioting, they are all unidentifiable, they are immigrants, but who knows from where?, people are being attacked in these EU countries, women are being sexually assaulted, citizens being mugged, riots breaking out ... and all by unidentified immigrants, that are mainly male, and this has been playing like a broken record in western European countries, for several years now. I have been asked locally by folks time and again over the years, why I vote democrat, am liberal on so many social issues ... yet dont like being categorized as an American liberal? ... well, this is a perfect example of why. Our political correctness, has become a culture of goofy stupidity, and to listen to Hollywood celebrities run their mouths while in their Beverly Hills mansions and neighbourhoods about what's going on, and who's at fault, is just as pointless to follow too, as much as politicians of Washington's left/ right establishment.

Since these incidents are all carried out by unidentifiable immigrants, I cant include this in the "Arab World Tensions" series, because I cant say this cultural clash is between Muslim immigrants and the native citizens of these countries, so it will go in the "Human Morality" series ... there certainly is a difference in "man- made" moral values, eh? But, in my personal view, much of this stems out of a culture of Islam, and differences with Swedish European culture, as far as the tensions in countries like Sweden ... and yes, I view religions as basically cultures, I dont see a goddamn thing spiritual about them. No doubt though, regardless of the news we are fed daily here in America, that none of this is happening, there are some real problems with the immigration flow coming into these countries, any way you slice it. I suppose this doesnt happen either, eh? I dont have a problem with folks that really are trying to avoid oppression and persecution in some of these countries, Syrian's for example are going through some tough times, many would like to stay in Syria, but have to flee for their lives. When you come to ones country, it's simple, you understand what is acceptable in that country. Example, if I went to a Arab Muslim country to live, I would have to abide by that culture and respect it, and in many, if I didnt, I may be imprisoned or executed. In America for example, our women should not be criticized or bothered, because of the way they dress or act for instance, or because they may enjoy having a drink/ alcohol ... our gay people, the same applies ... and our generational African Americans, are not to be insulted, especially by immigrants, who have no idea what they been through in this country since the start of it ... and yes, I have heard all this out of some immigrant Muslims personally. I feel the same way whether your religion is Christian, Muslim, Jew, or any other. I included some brief newsread below from the Toronto- Sun ... and I found a pretty straight view on this from a citizen of Sweden, "Red Pill" on YouTube, to explain alot of this ... and Yes, although I may not agree with him on some other things, I agree with him on much of this ... so Thanx to him on this.


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***** TORONTO SUN: Riot breaks out in predominantly immigrant suburb in Sweden ... (newsread)






Swedish Citizen: "Trump Is Right About Sweden" | Fake News Fails Again ... Thanx to Red Pill





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Friday, February 17, 2017

LAURA COX BAND: "Hard Blues Shot", "La Grange", "Take Me Back Home" & "Just Got Paid" ... (BEAUTIFUL GIRLZ PT.21)


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**** MUSICLEGENDS: Laura Cox Interview- 11 september 2015




This selection for this journal's music/ arts honour roll society, will be to showcase some of the work of the Laura Cox Band, out of Paris, France ... although when I first listened to some of Laura's playing on YouTube, I thought she was from Paris, Texas ... no doubt, you'd feel right at home down here in Hell's Ranch (Texas), Laura! {:-) Laura is a singer/ songwriter/ guitarist ... it appears, she started on a bass and decided to take up guitar, and started at around age 14 in 2005, started putting up videos on YouTube solo around 2008, and today has 47+ million views, and 200,000+ subscribers. She managed after just doing solo YouTube after awhile, to get a band together, it started with a good guitarist she met with similar tastes in music, Mat Albiac, after getting some work going together, and releasing their first single in 2014 called "Cowboys & Beer", they managed to bring on Francois on bass, and Antonin on drums, and then really get to work! The music falls into right now, the southern blues rock and classic rock, they add a fresh taste to it, and preserve well that style, but are also open to expanding into other styles in time. And Mat worx really well as far as for rhythm guitar too, blending with her work well, I believe his choice appears to be a Gibson SG, I seen Laura play various guitars, but I think her favourite is the Bacchus- Duke- Standard ... she also has a thing for Orange amplifiers, as far as getting the vintage sound she wants, and was endorsed by Orange amps ... which was a treat for her and the crew, she said. I was just introduced by a buddy to Orange amps in 2016, who told me to try it out one day (no, I'm not a guitarist, but enjoy messing around on guitars and various effects) ... I really liked it and the sound!

They mainly just been playing around France, but had got some good bills and offers to jump on as opening acts too, for well established industry names ... the big thing for them, is 10 march 2017, their first full album, "Hard Blues Shot", will be released on the Verycords label ... and Congratulations! Working and playing this genre of music at this time, in France only, does not bring in the demand as trendy pop music would, so, they look on being able to travel more to surrounding countries, and hopefully in the future, abroad. Much of the influence comes from the classic and southern rock, blues, country ... Laura was inspired much by her dad's music as a child. They are really a tight crew, and I like Laura's style, and she is a very versatile guitarist, just check out some of her other YouTube vidz, I like her slide work in there too! Below I chose a couple of their pieces, but I also wanted to throw in a couple old ZZ Top favourites, "La Grange" and "Just Got Paid", that they covered ... actually I would like to hear them do a cover of ZZ Top's "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers"! {:-) Also, because of Laura's talent and beauty, I wanted to add her in the "Beautiful Girlz" series of this journal ... and it's a real treat, refreshing that classic rock style that she gives on guitar and songwriting. Wishing her and the crew the best on their journey and music as well!


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Laura Cox Band- Hard Blues Shot (Live Ris- Orangis, France 2016) ... Thanx to Laura Cox





The Laura Cox Band- La Grange (Live in Chelles, France)- 27/ 01/ 17 ... Thanx to J Nieren





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Laura Cox Band- Take Me Back Home (Live Ris- Orangis, France 2016) ... Thanx to Laura Cox





The Laura Cox Band Just Got Paid Live @ Festival Nogent Sur Oise 2016 ... Thanx to Ralpha El






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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED: Letter to President Obama ... "TRUTH in TESTIMONY on TERROR & TYRANNY ... The "Newton's Third Law of Motion" Edition ... (ARAB WORLD TENSIONS PT.9)


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This posting will serve as Part 9 of the "Arab World Tensions" series of this journal/ blog. It will be to view the letter of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, that he wrote in 2015 to President Obama, while incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay Prison. But President Obama never received it until dayz before he left office in 2017 ... it was pending review they say, by the Pentagon's "reviewing authority" and considered "classified" ... newsread here from the "Miami Herald" ... also, credit here to Miami Herald for the piece. The letter for me, was just a compelling piece, that I was much in agreement with, and some not familiar with, so a surprise to me. I also feel like this should be given to President Trump, also the 435 members of the House of Representatives, and the 100 Senators to read as well ... and especially be in the public mainstream for American's to read and have some thought and conversation on. Much of what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sayz ... I have thought for years and questioned, as far as our foreign policy, use of defense, and military/ political intervention and occupations, which I also write about throughout this series and blog, as far as my views. I cant say I know for fact that he did write this letter, but it is about as blunt and honest on the subject as you can get, which is a rarity in our politically correct corporate/ banking controlled society of today. As far as the guilt of this man orchestrating the 9/11 attacks, who is awaiting a death penalty trial ... if I was a juror, it would be difficult for me to be conclusive in a verdict of guilt ... being the amount of torture through waterboarding, deprivation, and degradation that he went through, it is hard to not break and say whatever under such interrogation. I also assume that one of the reasons that this case/ trial was avoided to be tried in a mainland U.S. criminal court, is because with all the torture and clear rights violations, that are against what our democracy and a fair trial should be, a defense lawyer would have so much to call out in a criminal court, and chance of getting a mistrial/ dismissal.

You dont have to be religious to understand this letter, as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed points out, you can use "Newton's Third Law of Motion", it's simply action and reaction, and the reality, condition, and result of war, oppression, tyranny, extreme greed, etc. I'm not Muslim or Christian, and never been religious in my entire life, in fact, my views clearly here on these institutionalized religions. I dont even read jihadist literature, I dont have much of anything culturally in common with these folks, anymore than I would with Christian fundamoralists (fundamentalists), in fact, culturally, I'm more like a segregationist ... and I never felt like we belong in these countries telling them what to do, anymore than they belong in our country telling us what to do. I'm as vulnerable as an American citizen to these terror attacks as anyone else ... something that our political loved ones in Washington, and their banks/ corporations that buy them, dont have to worry much about themselves. But enough from me on this. If the reader is able, try to set aside the left/ right duopoly politics, religion, petty bitch fights, corporate programming and such for a moment, and read this 18 page letter sent to the President below, and what in part motivates these attacks on the west, that we have to respond to, while most is just dictated by those at the top, for power, global territorial rule, and money. I think we can all learn something.


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***** MIAMI HERALD: LETTER FROM THE CAPTIVE MUJAHID KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMAD ... to President Obama ... (ksmlettertoobama.pdf ... read)






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Thursday, February 9, 2017

EUGENE VICTOR DEBS: Tossing a WRENCH into the TRENCH of The Ruling Class Machine ... The "COUNTERPUNCH" Edition ... (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.48)- (THE AWAKENING PT.47)


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The Speech That Sent Debs to Jail ... Thanx to Bernie Sanders- Topic




This posting will be for 2 series of this journal/ blog, "The Awakening" and "Public Patriots" series, an intro video above. The posting will be to highlight and honour Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs, for his contributions to standing up for American's rights, labour, and unionization as a union leader, also founder of the "Socialist Party of America", inspiring many, including great leaders of today, such as Senator Bernie Sanders. This is also a man who was ready to take whatever he was dealt by the courts/ government when it came to this, and his opposition to our war at the time, and served his time convicted and imprisoned for going against the grain, he was also a U.S. presidential candidate several times ... received 100's of 1000's of votes, and had a large following, making him a big threat to the establishment. So much of what he had to say a century ago, applies well to the times we are in currently, because it's the same old song and dance, as history repeats itself once again ... same shit, with new packaging is all. If we had stronger support and input in Congress from folks like Debs, or other socialists of that time, like Congressman Victor L. Berger, we would even probably be in better shape today than we are now. Socialism through controlled thought and propaganda is demonized, or looked at as an extreme, like old school Soviet communism. I'm not with any socialist party for instance, and seen much progress in capitalism, but realize that socialist ideas, have some positive points for a wider population. I have alwayz felt like some socialism can be a benefit to capitalism (as in 2nd paragraph here) ... I mean, there are several european countries that have socialism, and it did not shut down business and capitalism at all, nor did any of the social public programmes in America shut us down. We been programmed in a way through our political culture, to think if you're a capitalist, that all socialism is evil ... and if you're socialist, to think that all capitalism is evil.

I was at a private event here in Texas, not long back, that was alot of libertarian folks, and very politically outspoken/ opinionated, real pro- freedom with little government types. We had some different ideas as far as government, but soon found we agreed on so much ... we both loved the freedoms we do have, we both loved our 40 hour work weeks, overtime, benefits, and fair livable wages, we liked our social security plan, libraries, freeways, public parks, we all agreed that the corporatism is on steroids, and free market has been contaminated with too much monopoly in this age of "too big to fail", less options, with acquisitions and mergers galore, did not like pensions being replaced with these cleverly drafted plans to make you pay more and expect less, making peanuts for your investment, while paying folks you dont know, too much for managing it. Many things they, or even conservatives regard as part of what we expect and depend on, they didnt look at as "socialism", because it's such a frowned upon word, but as I explained to them, it actually is ... they just seen that as part of what we are entitled to, since we pay for it with our taxes and money, part of what our country should be about, simply. After some lengthy discussion we had, some came away with a different view of how they should label or view socialism, agreeing on much more than they thought they would. The ruling classes want to keep us at odds with each other, thinking and embracing left or right only, competing only for their benefit, they create much of the mess we have, not us ... they sure as Hell hate too much independence or freedom of speech and thought on our part, or finding common ground. China and Russia have also been on their list to conquer through neoliberalism, to have total control over them as they would here. The ruling classes of the west, created all our business dealings/ relations with them, as well as tensions with them countries, as they see fit, and wars with others.

Most folks have much more in common as far as goals and what our lives should consist of than we realize, regardless of what political party we embrace. The ruling classes alwayz do what they have alwayz done historically ... to keep ruling. Any progress or rights that people have got, has only been because the people alwayz had a counterpunch, and tossed a wrench into their machine gears, when most folks know they are getting stepped on too much by those at the top, so the ruling class are not your friend, or going to save you, they work more as an enemy if anything against you, unless you fight back. The resistance and awareness today is really doing great! ... and the response is global even. You can hardly go a month these dayz, without public resistance and disobedience from the people. Just 10 years ago, you hardly heard nothing about the corporatism, or what some of us see as corporate communism, the social and independent media is growing, and outraged more than a decade ago on our politics, the money in them, the 2 party duopoly establishment, the trade deals, the unfair markets, etc. Awareness is exploding these dayz, and gaining alot of ground, so much that those at the top are in fear, and have spent even more, just trying to control legislation, control more of the mainstream media, even building luxurious bunkers to hide in, if they need, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) To be constitutionally friendly, instead of attempting to use military force on American citizens by our own, they simple drafted some legislation through their flunkies in Washington, to militarize our police forces, and pay for it with our money and property seizure laws, they got more security now than ever ... they know damn well what to expect {:-)

The "ruling class machine", or what many folks label as "the elite", alwayz plan our societies, and are alwayz years ahead of the people, been like that for millennia. Opposition, disobedience, resistance in many forms have alwayz challenged them ... and that's the way it should be, if we didnt in this democracy of the U.S. for instance, we wouldnt even have a fraction of what we have now. As far as what our demands are, that is what's importante, not theirs ... look at it like a lawsuit ... you go in asking for $10 million, because you know, in the bargaining process, you will end up with $5 million, understand, these folks are alwayz open to negotiation and compromise, alwayz looking to make a deal. These ruling classes, do not have some special blood, or are chosen by some higher power, or needed by most people, and in my view, looking at them as some sort of special breed is dumb, or looking at them as elite is an injustice to the word, most couldnt even survive as well as working classes for that matter, if they were in the same situation. We know what they know for the most part where our future is going, we know that there is no longer going to be the need for jobs or labour as we had in the past, population growth as the past, or even a need for capitalism of the past. This is why we are milked now of everything, and these ruling classes are building their empires for a very different future. In the meantime, between now and then, we have to look at what worx for "us" and what dont ... idolizing, submitting, and kissing up to these folks wont gain you a damn thing. Eugene Debs proved that there is nothing to be afraid of by challenging them, and that challenge requires various methods, not just holding a sign up in protest ... unless you pound their asses good, they wont hear a damn thing you say. Enough from me ... a nice selection of reading archives below on Eugene Debs.


Word Out ....







***** MARXISTS.ORG/ DEBS/ ARCHIVES: Eugene V. Debs Internet Archives ... (read/ archives)







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***** "PUBLIC PATRIOTS" PART'S 47 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "THE AWAKENING" PART'S 46 THRU 1


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Green Day- Know Your Enemy (Lollapalooza) Uncensored ... Thanx to Where Are We? ... Live from Lollapalooza 2010 Grant Park, Downtown Chicago Loop. I wanted to close out with a little music, released in 2009, with lyrics that are to the point of question, action, and reaction, from San Francisco's "Green Day" ... this will also be included in the "RCJ Music/ Arts Honour Roll Society"





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***** RANCH CHIMP JOURNAL "WELCOME" POST


***** RCJ MUSIC/ ART'S HONOUR ROLL SOCIETY (my hand- selected music/ arts picks)


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