Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sheikh Donald bin Trump: Making Saudi Arabia GREAT AGAIN, while Making MEXICO PAY For It ... with PAID Vacations & Business SUBSIDIZING by U.S. Taxpayers ... The "Drain the SWAMP" Editon ... (HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA PT.15)- (POLITICAL CORRUPTION & ETHICS PT.12)


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"O Allah, Trump is one of your servants, you control him and his fate. Command him - willingly or not - to serve the best interests of Muslims and eliminate oppression done to them. Spare us from his evil deeds and guide him on the right path," - - Saad bin Ghoniem
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TRUMP: No politician in history 'has been treated worse or more unfairly' than me ... Thanx to Business Insider




This posting will serve the "How to Privatize America" & "Political Corruption & Ethics" series of this journal/ blog. This is some news that has not really been showcased as much as it should is why I wanted to do this posting ... it is much more importante than wondering who is spying on or hacking who, and related silly chat over Russia. This has been lower profile side news of sort that quickly became sidelined on the bench ... I mean, the biggest news over this last week or 2 has mostly been about this Comey and Trump investigations, allegations of dealing with Russia on the sly, etc ... all basically worthless, unless you can set grounds for an actual impeachment process ... if not though, just another distraction that will amount to nothing of any worth to Americans. I opened above with a video of President Trump the other day in a commencement speech to the 2017 graduating class of the US Coast Guard Academy. He made a good point as far as standing strong against opposition of course, but he also done this to publicize and play the "victim card" as well ... so his point about standing strong though is importante, which inspires me to stand against what he is doing to our country in this posting, and frankly I look at Trump as not much more than a unethical and corrupt spoiled brat, who has cheated business folks and taxpayers in the billions over the years. We are also spending way too much on him privately as if he were a damn sheikh and his familia was royal ... and this is "familia", because his son- in- law Jared is key in this and will make a nice bundle off this, these closed door dealings are not transparent to the public.

And YES, I have been more than fair with Trump and gave him the benefit of doubt as well in previous postings ... so please dont categorize me and my opinions as coming from this politipop culture left wing only perspective, I'm an independent who is both liberal and conservative. As far as his comment about himself as a politician being treated worse and unfairly than any others in history ... I have to disagree, I mean, how short sighted does he think we are? Just in my lifetime (which goes from President's Eisenhower to the present), the most unfairly and worse treated President has to be President Obama. President Obama, despite his unique bipartisan qualities and having to deal with the mess the Bush/ Cheney administration left, was shit all over on relentlessly through his Presidency and called names far more worse than Trump has ever been called ... just imagine if Obama was to pull this shit like Trump did with the Saudis as you will read below, and muslim clerics calling Obama a "servant of Allah" what kind of criticism Obama would have received on top of all he already got. But before I go on to my rants any further ... I linked some importante newsread/ video below as far as paying for Trump's vacations and these P3's (public private partnerships) he's pushing ... Thanx to Congressman Ted Lieu of California also for pushing this pay to play vacation SWAMP (Stop the Waste And Misuse by the President) bill. This posting is also an extension of my previous Trumphrastructure posting ... also a link below, how Texas/ Austin is rejecting Trump's infrastructure vision already, which I'm glad of. After, I will add my part below.






***** CNBC: Saudis reportedly plan to invest $40 billion in US infrastructure ... (newsread/ video)




***** BLOOMBERG: Trump's Public- Private Infrastructure Vision Rejected in Texas ... (newsread/ video)




***** THE HILL: Dem unveils bill to make Trump refund travel costs ... (newread)




***** MIDDLE EAST MONITOR: Saudi cleric: Trump a servant of Allah ... (newsread)





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Thomas Hudson Pickering (Ranch Chimp) & wife Rosalie



For those conservative Americans that supported Trump 110% with good hopes, that stand for liberty, rights, sovereignty of your states and country, rebuilding America with fair trade and business, etc ... so far you been supporting the wrong man, plain and simple ... just in this short time President Trump been in office, he has been the epitome of neoliberal globalization and poster child for corporate communism. When I read what was going on above in the news, as an American and Texan ... I was downright disgusted. And it is so deep it's almost unimaginable all this coming so quick from a President who recently in his campaign focused so much on making America great again, how countries have been shafting us, opposition to radical Islamic terrorism and Sharia Law, cutting spending and free rides for Wall Street, draining the swamp in Washington, being an outsider, etc. What President Trump is doing in this, is expanding the powers of Wall Street, and especially of countries like Saudi Arabia (Empire Files), who been wanting to invest in America much more with a passion, and they already have too much vested interests as it is in our businesses, spending and politics. The Saudis are simply looking to triple and quadruple their gains/ return investments quick for their own sovereign wealth fund and making infrastructure and development in techs, communications and everything else in their country, using our government, taxes and many American based corporations and finance to do it, and the investment is considered "low risk". Trump's crew expecting Saudis will invest $40 billion here of their money? I would bet somehow through backdoor legislation in tax laws, that we the American taxpayers will indirectly pay for it all.

All we do these dayz, is let oligarchs drain our finances/ revenues to where we have to depend on them to do what we should have been doing ourselves with our tax revenues and businesses. I mean, you should tell us that Mexico will pay for it, because that is how stupid the President and many in Washington thinx Americans are. On top of it, I dont like giving so much power over our country, business and legislation to Saudi Arabia, plus they have a horrible record on human rights or any kind of rights of people alone that are not in their "royal family" circles. They ARE NOT a democracy, and if they havent changed in the 80 year or so span that we been dealing with them and feeding their regional conflicts, how likely is it they'll change much any time soon, eh? But this is all twisted in to the neoliberal globalization shit ... I mean even recently, they just put Saudi Arabia on the UN Women's Rights Commission as a member (Fortune) ... imagine that!, this shows how deep this agenda is ... Saudi Arabia is a cornerstone of Sharia Law, and a top oppressor of even women's rights worldwide. It's one thing to sell arms to them, but to let them have more control financially and politically in America is insane, because these conflicts, interventions and back room deals we involve ourselves in over the decades alwayz have a good first appearance, then a sour outcome, and we end up getting the shaft more ... I have seen this time and again where friends become foes and vice versa just in my life time with various bad pacts we made and paid too much in support. The trillions that we spent alone and continue to on intervention projects in this region of the world could have taken care all of our own infrastructure issues or other domestic needs.

For the millions of muslims that think that President Trump may be being guided through prayer to help them or whatever, and thinking that this will miraculously make muslim countries better off for them ... you are pissing in the wind, this will also intensify even more oppression of various muslims around the world in time economically except for the chosen few at the top such as those within the Saudis empire. Anyone that gets out of line will be attacked and forced into more regime changes and austerity, such as what is happening in Syria, Iraq, or the extensive bombing and oppression in places like Yemen, Palestinian territory, the possibility of teaming with Saudis to force regime change in Iran ... or wherever else they decide. Another objective in this, is to form an alliance of global finance that breaks big power countries that have more sovereignty and control over their governments ... meaning they want to force China and Russia for example, to play their way or face a reduction in economic leverage and trade down the road ... China and Russia knows this too. The whole point to get rid of any government, socialism or communism for instance, was to replace it with corporate/ banking communism. Saudis for example are trying to buy into everything, not just here in America where they are already into everything from transportation to communications and politics, but around the world as well to widen their power/ reach and sovereign wealth fund. The Saudis know that just being dependent on their oil is going to hurt in dayz to come without more diverse international investments, plus this move really boosts growth in infrastructure, development and industries in their country. They fear that strong civil disobedience will come in their own country soon, and they been feeling their own spending pinch, and hearing the dissatisfaction of their own to where they needed to scale back their austerity (Bloomberg).

As far as our own infrastructure problems in America ... this is why we been milked for years ... to force us to depend on privatization for everything we need now and shut down any of our taxes and spending of being governed and managed by our people. These so called private public partnership deals have been shady, and I'm glad to see Texas challenge this as far as this $30 billion of private funding for these 18 road projects, and to examine and challenge carefully this estimated $270 billion in transportation infrastructure costs that are being planned for Texas through 2035. People here in Texas are being very outspoken about all these toll projects, and are going to avoid them too in mass numbers. We can build highway infrastructure ourselves with our taxes, put a state toll, when the tolls pay it off it becomes public ... we done it time and again. Things like this "asset recycling" crap of leasing our state and federal assets in return for money that can be spent on other projects that lack funding needs to be carefully dissected and examined too. What would they want to lease and why, terms, etc? ... I have many questions on that one ... I dont want to lease federal land for fracking as example. I'm pro- business myself, and am all for private investment, such as Texas High Speed Rail, air transportation, freight transport, commercial/ residential development, etc, there is plenty of options for private investment ... but I'm not for making every damn highway/ freeway in America tollwayz though, or taking over all our public schools, public/ national parks, libraries, social services, police and fire for example. What we been seeing is a takeover of all our infrastructure and business, while the public which are supposed to be partners in this so called "P3" gig are shut out entirely, and the road were on, it's just a matter of time before we own less and less of everything from our public services, schools, to our homes and businesses, we will have no voice in our contracts, only being dictated to by CEO's, and only be able to frankly just boycott everything in time in solidarity to get any hold on it.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

JOHNNY WINTER: "Interview 1984", "Stranger Blues", "Tobacco Road/ feat. Edgar Winter", "Mean Town Blues" & "Jumpin' Jack Flash"




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Johnny Winter- Interview- 11/ 4/ 1984- Rock Influence (Official) ... Thanx to Docs&Interviews on MV




This posting for the music/ arts honour roll society is way past due, to honour and feature the great Johnny Winter (wikipedia) from down on the Texas Coast city of Beaumont, I mean like, I been planning for Johnny to be in here for a few years! A few postings back when I posted the piece on the legend Robert Johnson and talking about some of the great progressive amplified blues sounds that were inspired by Robert, I couldnt stop thinking of Johnny ... Johnny falls into the cream of the crop category when it comes to this. Not just being a excellent blues rock guitarist, songwriter and blues vocalist ... Johnny also produced 3 Grammy winning albums for Muddy Waters, as well as several other Grammy nominated recordings, he's a Hall of Famer, and worked with so many in the industry of not only blues but rock ... I'll let the Wiki link handle much of that though. I myself havent seen Johnny "live" since back in the 1970's ... but can tell you, this guy when it comes to blues picking and slide on guitar, Johnny really smokes ... and I also had the opportunity to see him in a small venue back in the day with good acoustics. I opened this posting at top with a "84" interview with Johnny to give a little background and his roots in music, and basically coming from familia of music. Of course his brother Edgar Winter worked with him too, as well as Edgar going off into his successful rock music career in the 70's. Back in those dayz, union card or not, there was such an open invitation in music, it hadnt got too corporate controlled at that time as it is now. When I first moved to Texas in the 1970's, I was living in Houston, the scene was wide open and loose, with such a good amount of venues with so many great blues and rock music locals that I never even heard of, me coming from the east coast. I was so excited like a little kid in a goddamn candy store wired up on sugar ... because mind you, this was a time when America coast to coast was saturated with disco joints! I had the opportunity to sit in and jam with many folks myself ... who just said ... "come on ... grab a mic man", like a big social gathering of various musicians, that were experimenting with everything except pop music or disco.

For this selection I wanted to mix it as much as possible and keep it "live" ... I open below with Johnny in Barcelona doing "Stranger Blues" because of the excellent slide work that he does on this. Then I put up the "Tabacco Road" piece that Edgar worked on with Johnny, because Edgar does some really great blues vocal work and sax on it (he plays keyboards as well on it). Also when I look at Edgar's compositions, he tended to incorporate a jazz lean in them ... where Johnny's compositions tended to lean to blues ... at least in my view. Below that, I had to add the classic "Mean Town Blues" which is a favourite of mine, especially with Johnny's vocal work and blues guitar work. I closed out with the Stones cover of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" for a little classic rock and roll. Enough from me ... Enjoy!




JOHNNY WINTER- Stranger Blues (Barcelona 1990) ... Thanx to therockandrolltv





Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter- Tobacco Road (Live) ... Thanx to JOHNNYWINTERVEVO





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(left to right) Jimi Hendrix on bass, Buddy Miles on drums and Johnny Winter on guitar, february 1969, The Scene Club, NYC


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Johnny Winter- Mean Town Blues (1970) ... Thanx to JebusJames





JOHNNY WINTER- Jumpin' Jack Flash (1974 UK TV Appearance)- HIGH QUALITY HQ- ... Thanx to GreatGuitarHeroes





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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

JORDAN EDWARDS KILLING 2017: When a Teen Party Turns DIRE ... While Putting Our Kidz in the LINE OF FIRE ... America's MILITARIZED POLICE Battle Ground ... The "Rogue Cop" Edition ... (POLICE BRUTALITY PT.28)




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District Attorney: Evidence was there for murder charge in death of Jordan Edwards ... Thanx to WFAA Media



This posting will serve as Part 28 of the "Police Brutality" series of this journal/ blog, to focus on the killing of Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs (Dallas area suburban city). I try to cover what I can in this series, and dont put anything in this series unless I see clear cut brutality and excessive force. But because of the frequent amount of innocent people being killed in America by law enforcement, it's hard to keep up with them all ... this is a small local blog and I'm not a professional writer or journalist, and just keeping up with this blog is an effort at that. I opened this posting on top with a news video with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson, because Johnson made the right move as far as arresting and charging Officer Oliver of Balch Springs PD with murder in a quick manner without the usual grand jury review ... there was clear probable cause and evidence to indict right away without waiting for months with no transparency, period. And I would hope that DA Johnson pursues this trial aggressively as she did indicting Oliver, because sometimes you may get an arrest/ indictment, but then the case gets twisted in the trial, and the accused officer ends up with a slap on the wrist. Too many times across America whether Texas or elsewhere ... it is just opposite, with fiddle faddling around behind the scenes, no transparency from courts, little from law enforcement departments, even in clear cases of murder having extreme difficulty getting arrests and convictions of any in law enforcement, etc. Because of this delay or lack of action and reprimanding even officers when wrong, and having an increased militarization of these departments ... rogue cops are on the loose coast to coast these dayz that are emboldened more and more each and every time they are allowed to get away with criminal actions, beatings, including murder. Balch Springs is an independent small city/ suburb ... BUT ... it is in the County of Dallas. One of the biggest problems in America is the politicians, local, state, and in Washington ... they have all these crocodile tears in press conferences or on the campaign trail about these murders by police and brutality ... but what the fuck are they doing to change these deadly and excessive force policies? ... as long as you tell police to do these things by legislating law, they will do their job as such. The key to this is PRESSURE on these politicians, and they come on both the right and left, some of the most worst cases of this brutality these dayz, is in what's considered as the so called most liberated, culturally and politically diverse areas of the country ... why is that?, dont take my word for it ... look it up and see for yourself. I mean ... many of our politicians are creating this domestic militarized police battle ground, that puts our citizens and children in the line of fire.



Press conference from the family of Jordan Edwards, the teen fatally shot by Balch Springs police. ... Thanx to The Dallas Morning News





As far as kidz ... my heart goes out to Jordan's familia, being a parent and grandparent myself. Jordan is the dream kid of many parents and teachers actually, no gang affiliations, straight "A" student, involved in Mesquite High School sports in football, laid back and easy to get along with, does pretty much everything the right way, eh? ... I mean, this kid was like in the scholarship category. Jordan's dad Odell looks very familiar, I'm almost certain we met somewhere, someones home, social gathering or whatever ... just cant place him, but feel sure we met, talked or something. This happening in Balch Springs to me is surprising ... I'm familiar with the area and frequent over there because I know folks in neighbouring Mesquite, and the "Pleasant Grove" area of neighbouring Dallas, and far east Dallas, I live about 20+ miles straight down LBJ Freeway in northwest Dallas. Balch Springs is a small suburban city with only about 25,000 population, it is really laid back, it has a very rural type atmosphere at that, very familia oriented, etc. I mean ... what in Hell was this cop thinking, firing a semi- auto high powered rifle (MC5 Modern Carbine) at a kidz party in a residential neighbourhood like that?, do you realize what stray or deflected bullets from that type rifle can do in a tight residential area like that? ... especially with this officers professional shooting background, U.S. Army background serving in Iraq, etc. ... this is NOT a combat zone. Not even from what I read, should the other officer with Oliver used his firearm to break out the window of the car at that ... and the shots fired into the passenger window were targeted to kill, they were head shots at a fairly close range ... windows of the car were up and no visible weapons, threats or gunfire at that moment ... the shots were heard according to the body cam while officers were in the residence, not at the vehicle. Officer Oliver has been suspended in the past, even made to take anger management classes for going off in a Dallas County courtroom, and even recently while off duty, in a minor fender bender car accident, where a lady hit his back bumper, he went off on her and pulled his gun on her ... why is this guy even on the department? If it wasnt for the officers wearing body cameras that they didnt start wearing until about 2014, this wouldnt have even been exposed for the truth in this incident. The officers falsified their report and said the vehicle taking off tried to back into them in a threatening way, justifying deadly force, the cam after review showed it was a lie, that's when Balch Springs PD Chief Haber fired Oliver, after first backing Oliver simply on the word of Oliver.

Basically these kids were at a house partying with other kidz they knew, a neighbour called police to question if there was underage drinking going on and about noise, and it being after 10pm in such a laid back residential area, many folks dont like to hear loud music. When cops arrived at the house, it seemed to be cool, but some kidz knowing the cops were coming freaked out and started taking off to get away ... I mean, they're kidz and panicked, what do you expect? ... our kidz and grandkidz do the same thing too. Jordan, his brother and a couple friends jumped in their car as well, who got scared after they thought they heard gunshots, Jordan was the front passenger not driving, and decided to just get out of the area. Supposedly witnesses and body camera recording on the officers said there was the sound of gunfire also, if so, this would also make kidz scramble quick, but I havent seen/ heard that evidence yet ... sometimes I heard folks mistaken a car backfire or firecrackers too as gunfire. If there was gunfire in the area, there was no gunfire obviously coming from the car Jordan and friends were in, if officers were there at the vehicle after the alleged gunfire, so no one in the car was shooting at officers or displayed any weapons, they were leaving the scene. I seen NO evidence as of yet that those kidz and vehicle posed ANY threat, they were simply driving away. If the car drives off and officers feel it to be suspicious of something, you call it in and detail while tailing in pursuit till back up falls in line, etc ... it's simple, and you'll take them anyway after with a road block or spikes or whatever, plus, once the vehicle goes outside that Balch Springs boundary line, you'll immediately have Dallas or Mesquite PD join in. What you dont do, is freak out and run to your cruiser and pull out heavy hardware like a goddamn Modern Carbine MC5 and go into combat kill mode ... what the fuck is wrong with you? ... especially knowing this was just some young teens partying in this type non- urban or non- threatening area. I dont give a shit what some rule book sayz or a police chief trying to justify this kind of action ... just use goddamn common sense. I expect Oliver's defense to use something like PTSD or the gunfire sound, and assuming these kidz fired the shots as defense to try to justify Oliver's actions in a trial, still early, so we'll see what comes next. They say Oliver didnt get a grand jury review to indict him? ... well, he will get to make his case in front of a grand jury and get a fair trial, eh? ... this way it can be in the open court and no closed door crap. And even if a jury unanimously came back quick with a slam dunk guilt verdict, Oliver's defense can request the judge to impose sentence instead of jury on sentencing phase ... being, the judge is usually more compassionate on sentencing when it comes to convicted cops than a jury. Yes, the familia of Jordan should sue as well, this was totally uncalled for, the civil rights groups should jump in, and pressure be applied on every level in our community. The Edwards familia asked for calm and peace ... and the people have respected that request, and once again, put their faith in justice ... it is now the job of the county/ state courts to do their job and make sure justice is served. Below I added some newsread links, and the first one from WFAA has Jordan's friends, brothers Maximus and Maxwell Everette who were the backseat passengers of the car explain their experience and incident.


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***** WFAA8 NEWS/ DALLAS: Twin brothers describe witnessing fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards, aftermath ... (newsread & video)



***** DALLAS NEWS: The death of 15- year old Jordan Edwards ... (newsread articles)




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Jordan Edwards vigil, 05/ 04/ 2017, Balch Springs

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(left to right), Edwards family ... Vidal, Odell, Korrie, Charmaine, Kevon & Jordan

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Monday, May 8, 2017

SVETLANAS: "147 Voices", "Crimea River", "Go F*ck You Self", "Tales from the Alpha Brigade" & "I Am a Spy"




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SVETLANAS- BUS INVADERS Ep.909 [Warped Edition 2015] ... Thanx to Digital Tour Bus



***** Musicinstinkt.de: Olga, Diste (Svetlana)- 06/ 26/ 2015 ... (interview)




This entry into the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is to honour and showcase some of the music of the Russian- Italian crew Svetlanas out of Moscow & Milan. I see this crew as a hidden treasure still in the trenches and touring all the time, that has not been fully recognized yet or have reached that peak of potential yet they are clearly capable of ... they are a crew that gives fresh tastes to raw punk music with a touch of class instrumentally and performance- wise, a real gem! With 3 albums and a few 7" inch singles and busting ass working on bills with so many, they are really on a roll, and now touring America! They been around as far as I collect from around 2009, they had a couple change ups as far as members, but seem to be solid in this line up with Olga/ vox, Diste/ drums, Ginger/ guitar and Steve/ bass. I included above a short vid with frontwoman/ vox Olga, and drummer Diste while on tour here in America ... and below that I added an interview with them at Musicinstinkt.de to answer some questions and show how politics and standing strong in the face of the establishment, in Olga's case being Russia, is especially importante as a message in their music. Here in America, they are more free to be able to express their free speech, and I am thrilled that they made it here as far as work and getting on an American label, Altercation Records of New York/ Austin, TX. Olga and her mother are banned from going to their home of Russia, and Olga and the band from touring there. Russia under Putin seems to have issues with some arts/ music, depending on content, making it so the underground scene and music in Russia ... has to STAY underground if it isnt what's acceptable, since everything artists may speak of and advocate in their free speech, art and opinions is censored or analyzed I guess from what I gather. Olga feels confident as well, if she went back to Russia at this time, she would be arrested and jailed for her speaking out about what the Russian government is to her and others ... and what President Vladimir Putin is about to them. You are certainly welcome here (unless the Trump administration tries to change that), and hope ya'll feel at home here too. Below I chose some of their work to showcase here ... and coming from an old school guy/ me who has seen and shook hands with some of the best of the best in the underground industry over the years, as far as the punk type genre, this crew I rank in the "best of" category ... this band does everything right and keeps it raw and fresh, and I wish them success and fruits to come for their work in the future ... Enjoy!




Svetlanas- "147 Voices" Altercation Records- A BlankTV World Premiere! ... Thanx to BlankTV





Svetlanas- "Crimea River" Altercation Records- A BlankTV World Premiere! ... Thanx to BlankTV





Svetlanas- "Go F*ck You Self" A BlankTV World Premiere Music Video! ... Thanx to BlankTV





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Svetlanas- "Tales from the Alpha Brigade" A BlankTV World Premiere! ... Thanx to BlankTV





Svetlanas- "I am a spy" (Lido, Berlin, 2015) ... Thanx to Stefan Muller






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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LUCY GONZALEZ PARSONS/ MAY DAY 2017: "May We All Hope To Be More Dangerous Than A Thousand Rioters" ... The "Alliance with Defiance" Edition ... (PUBLIC PATRIOTS PT.50)- (THE AWAKENING PT.49)- (BLACK HISTORY/ HARMON LOFT PT.13)


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Lucy Parsons (1886)



This posting will serve 3 series of this journal/ blog ... "Public Patriots", "The Awakening" ... and I also wanted to put it in the "Black History/ Harmon Loft" series too, which is a sort of personal dedication to a fella named Harmon from years back, which Harmon unintentionally inspired this series. I'm sure Harmon would be surprised to see this if he were alive ... especially coming from that on the edge rambunctious troubled white kid he took in and helped many years back ... and ... "you see Red, I do know how to read and write!!" heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) ... (personal humour only ... and Red was his nickname, because of the reddish tint to his hair). What inspires this posting though, is the May Day demonstrations across America and parts of the globe monday (Truthout/ Democracy Now News), I been following much of it and thought it was really a great turnout of folks! As I was reading up on it and listening to the public response from folks ... I thought to do a posting, and who better to highlight for this posting but Lucy Parsons (wikipedia) came to mind ... Mrs. Parsons also inspired in part the title of this posting as well. Lucy being one of the great leaders and organizers in the 19th and 20th centuries of workers rights, inspired many and belonged and worked with so many groups and individuals, and a cornerstone of the May Day movement to this day. Not much is really known about Lucy's roots, she declined to talk much about it, but there is reason to believe that she was born into slavery in Texas, and that she is also part black, even if she didnt publicize it, which makes sense, especially marrying a white man and former Confederate soldier, Albert Parsons ... and all the pressure on black folks at that time, plus sort of being on the run with hubby, fleeing Texas and going to Chicago. Did Albert inspire Lucy? ... of course to an extent, they worked together for a common cause ... they were ... sick of the shit, period. But that is not reason to say that Lucy just rode the coattail of Albert ... of course when Albert was executed with others, for his part as a "labour rights leader/ speaker" in what was known as the "Haymarket affair" ... his wife Lucy had every goddamn reason to be upset and to avenge the death of Albert as well, and to me, it was just another one of those shady evidence kangaroo trials.

Regardless of any political labels Lucy may have identified with ... or the labels she was given by so many that hated her guts to the core ... what is most importante is what she actually done, and in particular for American workers. Lucy was far more liked than hated though, thousands would come out the minute she was ready to speak or write, her work was everything to her. In my view ... Lucy was the cream of the crop of an American woman ... a freethinker with leadership qualities, didnt put up with bullshit, she was bold, intelligence with common sense, a survivalist, strong as steel and beautiful woman! What you see happening today with this repackaged garbage in the form of neoliberalism/ corporate communism on workers and smaller business people/ companies, backed and legislated through their cowardly politician suck- asses they pay off, is why this deserves to be challenged once again because of the garbage that's being peddled off on to folks ... it calls for an alliance with defiance. I was reading many comments online from people that criticized the demonstrations monday, of course with the usual talk about these demonstrators being anti American communists, pot smokers, kids living in their parents basements, niggers, immigrants, faggots and related ... the same old talk that Lucy and others of her time were labeled as basically. But these demonstrations is exactly the reason why we have any rights now whatsoever ... without this resistance, and even using violence when necessary and our people are under attack ... you/ we wouldnt have a pot to piss in concerning rights/ voice, paid sick leave/ vacation, living wages or a thing of worth. Many of those that quickly criticize these demonstrators and the movement to preserve and strengthen rights and real fair business ethics ... are the same folks that are first in line to accept their rights and utilize them, use their sick leave and vacation, and first to bitch when any of it is taken from them ... so think twice about who you stand with, eh? Many who criticize, should also put their money where their mouth is ... I mean ... dont use your vacation or sick leave, go ahead and work for $4 to $5 bucks an hour, perhaps you may like to take a job working in the fields with crops, being a janitor, or the other positions that you look down on, but depend on. If you love this oligarchy that is out to just rob you of every damn thing they can, including what you earned down to your own property, or you dont care to have a voice concerning issues in your communities ... go ahead like a fool and show your patriotism to them instead of your country, communities and what the democracy of this republic stands for.

I alwayz hear people say that poverty and dirt low unlivable poverty wages are simply part of capitalism, stabbing your workers, consumers and smaller shareholders in the back, etc ... I never heard anyone explain though ... why? Looking at the design of capitalism and how it should work, there should not even be any working person having to live in the streets, homeless or starving ... show me one reason why this is necessary for a healthy workable flow of capitalism and business? In other words ... what we really have, is not actual capitalism ... if it were, the design of it would work for all business, participants, markets, etc ... you would really have more progress, more diversified and distributed balanced capital and a much more thriving economy. And this is coming from a guy (me) that is all for free market, and I dont even believe that everyone should be equal as far as wealth, I believe that some should be rewarded more than others for their efforts and contributions, after all, I believe in merit. These demonstrators that fight for what is balanced business and right in a true business and capitalism society are heroes if anything, and leaders like Lucy are truly elite ... after all ... who makes this all work, eh? a handful of hustlers with too much unearned wealth they basically stolen, and snake oil peddlers? When challenging those who rob you (and that's exactly what they do), there is not just "one way" to resist, you have various wayz, from protesting peacefully, to boycotts of services to products, to pushing legislative change, to challenging in the courts, etc ... and if necessary ... violence. For those who tell demonstrators and freedom/ rights fighters that violence is no solution, I suggest that you tell that to the politicians that legislate for violence to be used on its citizens, tell that to the militarized police forces that brutally beat and injure demonstrators, tell that to those who attack workers unionization/ solidarity with violence ... tell that to those who order that people end up dead at the hands of government and law enforcement, tell that to the cops that kill innocent people for traffic stops or whatever. Violence used against people/ citizens, workers and consumers, justifies violence in return as defense even at least. Below, I added some links to read up more on Lucy Parsons, much of what Lucy wrote was burned in the fire she died in, and much confiscated by government, so much is missing too. But what Lucy and others done in this area and up to the present, is what this is all about, and why it's needed that these people that are considered as a threat to the establishment ... that each and everyone of them should be as dangerous as a thousand rioters.


Word Out ....





***** http://flag.blackened.net/lpp/writings_by_lucy.html: Writings By Lucy Parsons ....




***** http://links.org.au/node/2480: Lucy Parsons 'More dangerous than a thousand rioters' ... (article)





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***** PD/ RCJ: "PUBLIC PATRIOTS" PART'S 49 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "THE AWAKENING" PART'S 48 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "BLACK HISTORY/ HARMON LOFT" PART'S 12 THRU 1



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**** amazon.com: Lucy Parsons: Freedom, Equality & Solidarity- Writings & Speeches, 1878- 1937

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Friday, April 28, 2017

TRUMP'S Bigger Than TEXAS Break On TAXES ... Tax LEAN Queens & WELFARE Kings ... The "GREAT American Tax Cut" Edition ... (HOW TO PRIVATIZE AMERICA PT.14)


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**** CREDO ACTION: Tell Democratic leaders: Hold the line against Trump cuts ... (petition)





Reagan economic adviser Arthur Laffer breaks down Trump's tax plan ... Thanx to CBS News




This posting is Part 14 of the "How To Privatize America" series of this journal/ blog. It will focus on the new tax cut scam being peddled by the President and his crew ... a historic bigger than Texas tax cut at that. There is also alot of talk about getting this through to I guess give some show to the first 100 dayz of the Trump presidency ... maybe try to peddle some bipartisan bargaining chips bullshit with folks on the Hill to postpone any government shutdown this weekend, bipartisan tax reform crap or whatever. Believe me, the last thing I wanted to do is hear about Trump or do a posting on him, he's got too much free publicity and freebies as it is ... but this is some serious business. You dont need to be a tax accountant or economics expert to see what can most likely happen with this tax cut proposal ... even without it all finished and available for public review besides a couple flash pages ... this is not what it appears to be ... which is why I opened this posting above with Reagan economic adviser Dr. Arthur Laffer, and to be fair here to those who think this is great for America ... and a Credo petition above that. Even though Arthur is excited as Hell about this tax cut ... something aint right, because the stock markets (equity stocks and bonds) didnt hardly budge when Wall Street heard the news. I mean, you would figure with this "great news" to get a big positive reaction on Wall Street, eh?, or even with the republican party ... so you got to wonder what's up, eh?, maybe Wall Street and the republican party is in question too. For me, it's pretty clear what this tax cut plan is. I threw in some links and video below to get some opposition and skepticism views and opinions from the pros on this ... then below, I want to add some of my own.





***** CNBC/ MARKET INSIDER: Trump tax cut sounds great but markets are skeptical it would send interest rates flying ... (newsread)




***** NEW YORK TIMES: Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan ... (newread)




***** ALTERNET: Robert Reich: 5 Reasons Why Trump's Corporate Tax Cut Is Totally Moronic ... (newsread)





"A Land Grab by the Ruling Elites": Trump's Tax Plan Derided for Benefiting the Rich ... Thanx to Democracy Now!




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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp



First of all, about this first 100 dayz talk show about what this administration has done, and I gave President Trump the benefit of doubt in fairness (and NO, unlike some, I dont think Trump is evil, or like Hitler, or that he hates women, homosexuals and people of colour, so please dont categorize me with that bunch). All I see that President Trump accomplished in the first hundred dayz besides executive orders and a Supreme Court pick, is proving that he is more full of shit and more flip- flopping than Hillary Clinton ... that's about it (but dont expect much from anyone in only 100 dayz either). He was already whining yesterday, that he thought this job would be easier, already in the first 100 dayz, that shows me he may buckle under pressure, which I expected before he took office ... why? ... because the contrast of being like under house arrest with this new position of his, and not having the mobility, privacy and freedom he had in the private sector, and if not in the first hundred dayz ... in due time. Bottom line, you cant handle the heat and pressure, you should have never took a job in the kitchen, eh? What in Hell did you expect this job to be like? ... dont whine so quick if you dont get your way ... it was your free will and choice to pursue and accept this position, you made your own bed ... now it's time you live with it, including any mental anxiety that may come with it later. Plus were shelling out millions as it is, so he can spend a quarter of his time on his Florida resort or whatever it's called ... each run costing us a few million dollars a pop, pay his NYC properties security, and for all the back and forth travel of his wife and kidz ... it's bloody ridiculous. Listening to Arthur Laffer above sounds great ... I mean, it's all uphill and happily ever after talk, but how likely given the history of these tax cuts, and knowing how the big money and markets flow today globally is this going to work as he sayz? These kings and queens of today already get tax breaks, loopholes and welfare subsidies out the ass as it is ... and every damn time they fuck up, they feel no repercussions. Do you realize that the underground drug cartel and organized crime world dont even get a "free ride"?, and are actually governed better, are more trustworthy to their word, and are held accountable for when they fuck up ... they actually pay with their lives and get iced/ end up dead and get flushed out when they pull shit like these folks do. This is just bad timing for this tax reform crap ... this should be on the bottom of priorities, unless it is real and fair reform. Now you see why I hope that little to nothing gets done in Washington over the next 4 years actually, because when they do get things done, it basically screws us out of something else ... in other words ... I'd rather get nothing done and take 6" inches up my ass the next 4 years, than taking 12" up my ass for the next 4 years.

No, I dont even have the slightest reason to be optimistic about this so called tax reform ... where is there evidence looking at the past of this accomplishing all these great things? Where is the incentive for multinational players, investors and corporations to bring back jobs to the U.S.? History has shown that whatever we give these folks is never enough ... their nature is to take, take, take, with no self control. I wouldnt even expect President Trump or his daughter Ivanka and their businesses, to all of the sudden have some sort of patriotic awakening, and bring the thousands of jobs they have abroad of cheap labour to the U.S. for that matter ... and that is the President of the U.S. that sells the "make America great again" talk ... so what in Hell would be the incentive for others of the private largest wealth to do so? Is there a history of this trickle down ever happening without any counter force to implement rules and standards? Can these markets even regulate themselves? ... history shows they do a lousy job at trying. No ... I think if we just give more and more, they are going to do what they alwayz do, and take more and more while shitting on us for being so stupid to begin with (which frankly, we deserve some of it). I'm all for giving tax breaks, negotiating and other incentives ... but what we have been giving and doing is beyond reasonable, it is totally out of balance and ridiculous ... and makes our country weaker if anything. With all the issues we have on our plate as it is, now is not even the time for this tax reform talk ... our economic problems are much deeper than having a goal to make folks too rich even richer. Plus, I only see this as another scam being pushed to make tax reform a big issue ... you have republicans wanting to get the corporate rate down to 20% ... the so called outsider President runs this 15% game, then the democrats are still stuck on the 30+% figures ... you got a republican House majority ... they force the dems to bargain and meet them halfway, they write a complex bipartisan deal up, with all kinds of extras tossed in, tell the people we met halfway, and no one got what they all wanted, and end up with a 20- 22% corporate rate, with existing loopholes taken out, with extras tagged on to the bottom of the bill when it passes to create a shitload of new loopholes ... this is nothing but like a street scam. I cant even picture republicans wanting to go along with this ... they are the ones alwayz whining about the deficit ... what in Hell do ya'll think this will do to the deficit? They say the average persons taxes will be simplified ... sure they will, and with all kinds of deductions eliminated too. Then the goddamn tax preparation lobby will bitch, because taxes will be so simple, which will cut the need for their over- priced services ... I do my own taxes on paper with a pen, and frankly dont give a shit if you simplify it.

President Trump alone has control over 500 companies himself that would benefit him big time from some of these tax cuts ... I frankly think that Trump wanting to be President, was mostly to set up his and his family future empire of wealth. What has he done in the past to create American jobs with all our country and taxes done for him? Most of these jobs we have to begin with in our country are from the smaller businesses, they are key to jobs. And of course they will get breaks, but with as tight as things are, why would they take what little gain they receive and just want to hire more people? More breaks equals more spending and more jobs equals more people paying taxes? ... there will not be enough to offset any deficit and debt increases ... I myself would bet on it. This will clearly lead to Americans having to pay for the wealthiest to just get wealthier, while we get a few bones tossed to us ... and get stuck with all kinds of economic issues and miseries in the long haul. Despite all the new private development/ construction you see going on all over American large cities ... our cities have budget problems coast to coast right now ... and are unable to even take care of our city and states needs. The tax burden on folks in states like California, Oregon, New York, etc ... that have state income taxes and tight budget issues would have an untimely and unfair burden and punishment put on them the way this tax reform is being presented ... and who pays for their needs, if they have to pay all their money and tax to the wealthiest people?, should they just hope and wait that it will pay off for them? When the private sector of wealth has all our money, who pays for our needs? ... you got it, we have to depend on them who we gave all our money to, and then we no longer have a voice or real representation, instead having only major share holders and CEO's dictating what we can have or need through their privatization. This is not only happening in America, every damn so called free market country on the globe is being squeezed into austerity measures by this same neoliberal shit, it's getting worse by the year for the bottom 90%, period. And you know that we're about to spend a fortune on new defense plans, and shelling out more, whether it's for action over Syria, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan or wherever. Saudi Arabia is already scaling back their austerity measures out of fear of civil disorder, and they been squeezed financially because of their intervention and bombing in Yemen too ... this is a country we are depending on for their oil and to keep selling arms deals to. Patricia at Polygon blog, gave me a link here about what we are also going to have to shell out for Israel to build their defense at our expense. We have much more serious challenges than thinking to take another multi trillion dollar gamble hoping that wealthy folks will save us after they get all our damn money.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MARCH FOR SCIENCE 2017: Saving Science from the RAMMED SCAM of Control, Imprisonment and Privatization ... The "Blinded by Money, NOT Science" Edition ... (GLOBAL WAR'N'ING PT.48)- (CORPORATCOMMUNAZICA PT.15)




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Why Was The March for Science Necessary? ... Thanx to Second Thought 





This posting will be for the "Global War'n'ing" and "Corporatcommunazica" series of this journal/ blog. I opened the posting above with a video from "Second Thought", because it's a clear explanation of the necessity of the march. But I wanted to have some of this "March for Science" recorded in this journal for reference, and because it really went off well with one Hell of a turnout worldwide (you can thank "Earth Day" for that too, as far as number turnouts) ... and it got heavy media atencion worldwide, social, mainstream, left and right media. It is difficult to try to find news on this without politics involved, since everything is centered around politics and money basically ... but this is an issue that is very importante as well, because it concerns everyone and everything on the planet, regardless of affiliation politically or otherwise. The turnout and awareness to this was just great, and so many people, professional to working class got involved. Much of the turnout on this has been in response to the current President and administration with its majority of right wing control in the congress on making cuts to spending on science, regulations, environmental safeguards and related ... but this is much deeper than just some cuts to science, and can have a slippery slope to it. But, if this is what it took to bring folks out and protest against it ... that's all that counts, cause the turnout and awareness was significant. What I see happening here is a little deeper than just politics or Trump (Tweety), which I will give my view of all this after some newsread links and video below. The last link from The Atlantic gives a summary of the proposed cuts, and link to President Trump's budget blueprint. We also have the government shutdown scare this weekend, which is used to alwayz peddle more shit too.





When Science Strikes Back: March for Science Draws Many Thousands Worldwide ... Thanx to TheRealNews







***** FORBES/ TECH: The March For Science:Why It Was Really Successful ... (newsread)




***** DAILY MAIL ONLINE: Signs at the March for Science were hilarious and nerdy ... (newsread/ video)



***** THE ATLANTIC: All the Ways Trump's Budget Cuts Science Funding ... (newsread)





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Thomas Hudson Pickering/ Ranch Chimp



First of all, I dont make excuses for these politicians and their Wall Street constituents that are popularly referred to as being scientifically illiterate, uneducated or stone age thinkers, etc ... I myself am far more scientifically illiterate, and have far more less formal education than any of them, and I'm about as old school as you can get ... just look at my photo, I look like I live in the 1970's! These people are educated in the best of the best institutions of education with degrees, and have the best access to information, they live in the most modern and highest standard of living environments with the best amenities, and dont eat crap food of fast food joints or the rest, or dont pour motor oil down their drains at home or office for reason ... they ALL know damn well what we are doing to the environment, so this talk about they "dont believe" that humans are doing any damage in our actions to the environment and Earth is more bullshit, they even bank on scientific data and research more than any of us when it comes to assessments for their personal investments and strategies. They know damn well what the Hell they're doing! ... they're NOT blinded by science, they're blinded by money ONLY. Modern civilization and everything we have to make our lives longer and better come from science ... agencies like the EPA are pro- business and essential for the consumer as well, it was pushed and signed by President Nixon, a conservative. Even if you only halfway follow politics, you knew this was coming as far as the priorities of budget cuts to be proposed and made by a republican majority ... I mean, they been talking about these cuts for years now in every goddamn session on the Hill and mainstream media, to campaigns. So it's expected to get a bunch more scams rammed through, since republicans waste no time once their foot is in the door, they dont fuck around, and utilize every opportunity to move quick. And I actually agree with republicans on the importance of spending cuts, it's just what I prioritize as far as spending and cuts is much different and more balanced and conservative. We are way out of balance in our spending, which I cover quite a bit in this journal, and we're way out of any balance, when it comes to our annual budget deficit figures ... to our multi- trillion dollar debt when you read up on it ... it's almost unbelievable ... how in Hell can this even happen when you rake in $3.5 to $4 trillion in tax and fee revenues annually? And now due to this neoliberalism/ corporate communism, we're even just going deeper and deeper and becoming even more dependent on the oligarchs ... which we all knew was coming too, just looking at this over the last decade even. Want to talk about spending cut needs ? ... our Pentagon/ defense spending and so called "nation building" is so far out of whack and overbloated it's become downright stupid.

The goal here with these cuts, is to try to run these departments tighter and cut back on waste, which is understandable ... but these cuts to things like NASA, EPA, health, technology, infrastructure, education, transportation and related is not all positive, because once you cut it, it's a little more difficult to raise spending when needed, and it will be needed, as simple as inflation makes a need for raising wages basically. And several social needs programmes are being entirely eliminated, which is not good ... I even view things like food stamps, as an economic stimulus, simple math shows you it creates jobs and revenues here in our communities. These cuts are not good for business or our domestic economic needs either, they are nothing more than corporate dictated to make a bunch more money and redirection of our spending, only for multinational investment groups as far as profits (which are at all time highs historically) ... not even much as far as job creation here in America can be done, except some on existing energy and finance ... but it's not enough compared as to what the transition to renewables would create, and needed public spending on strengthening our smaller domestic finance institutions and infrastructure needs here at home. As a matter of fact ... this is nonsense even about these pipeline expansions creating tens of thousands of jobs ... it decreases jobs if anything in labour and transportation of such especially. There is a bunch of room actually for cuts to some of the wild spending we do on corporate subsidies, And I'm not talking about taxing these corporations and investment affiliates to the point of bankruptcy either, they can cough up a little more and still do well, and they damn well know it, they are the ones that want every damn thing for free ... plus they have our protection and defensive support here and abroad also, so they are getting alot as it is. And I dont see any reason why we need tens of billions more for nuclear defense ... we already have more goddamn nukes than you can shake a stick at, and a very technologically efficient defense system as it is. Nor a need to build this damn bloody border wall, just so Trump can add his name to it ... and if you do cut the immigration from the border, their private prison/ detention centers will whine when they dont have enough illegals to fill beds and supply cheap labour to corporations. This nonsense that less illegals would create jobs? ... in what, jobs that dont pay squat and most folks dont want to do? Hell, cut some of those corporate sponsored legal immigrants in the tens of thousands that are coming from abroad, taking our high skilled and degree jobs for cheap wages from our own graduates! There is also other freebies that we need to tax, such as Wall Street speculation/ gambling ... the argument we alwayz hear, is that if we dont give these folks a 110% free ride and smother them in tax breaks and welfare, that they may run to another country with their money/ investments ... and frankly some of them, I would just tell "GO!", and we'll take what little we have left and do our own shit here without ya'll if you want to play that way.

All we see happening here, especially since the U.S Supreme Court opened the floodgates with Citizens United, is a bunch of multinational corporations and banks spreading more of their corporate communism cupcakes with neoliberalism sugar coated sprinkles on top. Dictating to a frail political representation that they weakened with such into cutting everything they can. The cuts by numbers may not seem that bad now, but this only leads to a slippery slope of wasting more of our money to please them and to grow bigger and pursue their multinational utopian goals transforming our economies globally to what they see fit only ... pumping fear into us, that if we dont do as they say, we will all fall into eternal poverty and be taken over by China or Russia or similar nonsense ... or threaten our politicians to not fund their re- elections or whatever. Our spending cuts need to start with them first. They dont really want to cut the EPA, NASA or other institutions of research, they depend on them ... what they would like to do though, is cut them to rock bottom means of survival to where we have to depend on the oligarchic controlled mega institutions they own to finance and buy them out, privatize and regulate the information, scientific and technological research and advancements to where they have first dibs and total control over them too. As far as expanding science and bringing facts of such to light ... it's more like imprisoning science to slave for them only at the top ... and denying science to take it's natural flow and pace of freedom to discover, evolve and advance. This is the same reason why they want to privatize every other thing they can, including education, and the reason why they want to have total control over every money transaction by every person, cashless societies, control over pensions/ social security, communications/ media, markets, health care, immigration, trade, etc. They at top really dont want to cut taxes as they say ... they still want everyone under them to pay, and use puppet governments as a flunky collection agency to bring them in, they just want all the money going to them instead of a peoples government and interests. Their ultimate goal, is to have all taxes and fees of any, redirected somehow through legislation to be all under their control and used for their investments, while they get a big return, and you are given peanuts return and penalized for everything they can nickel and dime from you. They only want safeguards and protections for themselves, not the consumers that make it all work. The whole mission is to cut out all governments and peoples voices or representation, and access to anything without their approval, there is NOTHING even free market about it, it's so twisted and one sided ... if they had their way, we wouldnt even have a damn constitution of court system for the people, because they would eventually take that over too. So this nonsense that this is all about freedom, love, spreading democracy, free market, etc, etc, is all bullshit as well. Fight and buck every damn thing they propose in every way you can.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ROBERT JOHNSON- Fathering The Formula of Rock Music: "Terraplane Blues", "They're Red Hot", "Cross Road Blues", "Hellhound On My Trail", "Sweet Home Chicago" & "Me And The Devil Blues" ... (BLACK HISTORY/ HARMON LOFT PT.12)


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This entry into the music/ arts honour roll society of this journal/ blog is to honour and showcase some of the music of Robert Johnson (wikipedia) of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. It will also serve as Part 12 of "Black History Month" with the "month" part left out of the title, since February is the official month for black history in US/ Canada (october in UK). It is also very importante to have Robert in the music/ arts series of this journal in particular as far as the classic and contemporary rock music of the 20th & 21st centuries ... I view Robert as fathering the rock genre roots ... I cant think of any of the classic rock greats who would not think similar. So many of the most well known greats of classic rock have covered and rewrote Robert Johnson songs, as sort of a homage too, for the influence he paved, some of those songs also became classic rock pieces, Eric Clapton himself done a whole series of Robert Johnson. When Brian Jones introduced Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) to the sounds of Robert Johnson ... Keith asked something like "... who's the other guy playing with him?" ... what Keith was hearing, was rhythm and lead guitars being played by one, it was unique as Robert's style, Keith seeing Robert as a one man type orchestra, and impressed also by Robert's stand out vocal abilities. Robert only made a small amount of recordings ... in 1936 he done some in a makeshift studio in a room at the historic Gunter Hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas ... later in 1937, Robert went to record more at another makeshift studio in downtown Dallas ... but it was these recordings, that was the formula for the future of rock music. Robert is known mostly as being in the Delta Blues category of music, and known for making a sort of other "voice" with the guitar ... which B.B. King later perfected (B.B. last video at bottom of post). Robert though, was also known in the day to play a very wide variety of music, so not just blues, it included folk, jazz and country as well ... or just whatever was popular at the time ... whether playing on a street corner for money, or playing at jook joints in the south, Robert would just play whatever people liked, period ... he was not fixed on one particular thing or style. At the same time, Robert never was very popular except in those small circles where he played and traveled. Many prominent black artists many years after Robert's death, didnt even know who Robert Johnson was ... it was actually young white artists that sought out and embraced his music most in the early 1960's ... Robert lived most of his life as a unknown ... and not making much money either, and back in them dayz, black artists didnt even get royalties or the recognition they should have. Those artists that embraced and rewrote, rearranged and brought so much atencion to Robert later ... were young white musicians mostly out of the UK, and several American, who were blown away at such a young age when they heard some of the blues genres of music from black artists coming out of the southern United States, it inspired them big time. The early classic rock artists basically took those compositions, redone them with a sped up tempo, replacing acoustic guitar by incorporating heavily amplified progressive blues with solid body electric guitars, added intense percussion rhythms, etc ... for example, listen to the bluesy rock guitar work of Billy Gibbons or Angus Young today, great stuff too. With that inspiration came the British Invasion of rock music and the basic ingredients formula of what would become later hard rock and metal rock.

DEVIL IN DETAIL & MYTHS: All in all, despite all the stuff "these dayz" out there on Robert Johnson, much is speculation in my view, because of the mystery of sort about him, being the lack of history on him. I see Robert as a very influential figure in music, who was in his own way, just a simple man with a fairly decent education, that loved to travel around the country starting at a young age, no doubt loved to just have fun, live life to the fullest possible and play music ... and truly a romantic and rolling stone type, a lifestyle many of us could relate to. Robert may play some and walk away, and folks wouldnt see him again for weeks or months, or have any idea where he went or is, including fellow musicians. Much is told about these dayz even, of the story where Robert went to the crossroads in Mississippi where he met with the Devil, the Devil tuned Robert's guitar, played a couple pieces and gave the guitar back to Robert in exchange for Robert's soul, to give Robert fame, and the ability to be the major blues master and influence he is ... it's after that alleged meeting, that Robert started his recording sessions in Texas. I also credit much of this myth, to the reason why the "Devil" name is so strong in rock music actually ... and the part of selling your soul to gain success in that industry. Understand that back in Robert's time, especially in a place like Mississippi ... a state saturated in ghost stories and such (I also had the opportunity years back to play blues with blues artists in Mississippi), when you played any music, that was upbeat type music and made folks dance, or may not have had the usual christian gospel influence in it, it was looked at as music of the Devil by many folks ... christian fundamoralists still think that way to this day ... the talk about the Devil and Robert, like almost being one in the same is endless, especially today. One reason this was widely believed in my view, is because Robert was said to be by Son House, a terrible guitar, but great harmonica player as a kid,  after this so called meeting/ arrangement ... months later he was tops in blues guitar. I credit much of his great guitar technique though, as Robert learning and mastering techniques of folks like Son House, Isaiah "Ike" Zimmerman (or Zinnerman spelling) and others ... nothing mystical or tricky. Because how Robert moved around and lack of history of such, this also led to much mystery as to his death, to even where he is exactly buried for that matter ... or which crossroads location he really went to ... much is speculation ... and a variety of stories, which has grown heavy over the years. It is also believed that a jealous man killed Robert by poisoning Robert's drink, because the man said Robert flirted with his woman ... the solid proof though is missing. Several pictures appear of him these dayz, but only 2- 3 at most been actually confirmed to be him, even some film footage (YouTube), where people think it was Robert. If you enjoy mystery or ghost stories that's fine ... but below are some of Robert's recordings, and this is the real deal ... and Thank You Sir, for the inspiration you gave to so many, which gave us the rock music we have today .... Enjoy!





Terraplane Blues [Remastered] ROBERT JOHNSON (1936) Delta Blues Guitar Legend ... Thanx to RagtimeDorianHenry





Robert Johnson- They're Red Hot ... Thanx to TravelerIntoTheBlue





Cross Road Blues- Robert Johnson (1936) ... Thanx to Nathaniel Jordon






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Hellhound On My Trail [Remastered] ROBERT JOHNSON (1937) Delta Blues Guitar Legend ... Thanx to RagtimeDorianHenry





Robert Johnson "Sweet Home Chicago" ... Thanx to Michal Ico





Me And The Devil Blues [Remastered] ROBERT JOHNSON (1937) Delta Blues Guitar Legend ... Thanx to RagtimeDorianHenry






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Monday, April 17, 2017

CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE: The Police "PIGGY BANK" of Highway ROBBERY ... Making Citizens "Criminals" & Cops "Robbers" ... The "Pennies From Heaven" Edition ... (LAST CALL TO ROB YA'LL PT.5)


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"Pennies From Heaven" Police Chief Talks Asset Forfeiture (Raw Footage) ... Thanx to Citizens For Justice



This posting will be Part 5 of the "Last Call To Rob Ya'll" series of this journal/ blog. I chose the video above to open it, with Columbia, Mo. Police Chief Ken Burton, who also inspired part of the posting title "Pennies from Heaven". Asset forfeiture (wikipedia), whether civil or criminal, has a long history, so it isnt nothing new or exclusive to America ... but because of the extent of these laws these dayz, many Americans are being robbed blind. It doesnt matter what happened throughout the history of this, or what they may do in other countries ... this is what is happening currently in America, and has went out of control. It is one thing to respect authority, law and order ... it is insanity though to respect unlawful and disorderly actions of any law enforcement agency or authority that act as nothing but gangs of thugs. This has turned out to be a sort of piggy bank for many law enforcement agencies across the country over the years, and escalating at an alarming rate. It has also contributed to the growing militarization of agencies, that otherwise would be just regular state, city or county police departments. This is an issue that dont matter what political party you favour or identify with, it's another serious issue that can hit anyone. It can and does create in some cases, making law abiding citizens viewed as criminals, and making cops become robbers. Actions like this is another reason why so many dislike and dont trust government, such as some libertarians for example, because of what happens to so many folks. There was supposed to be a distinct difference when these laws are made, between what is civil and what is criminal, but because of the loose legislation and the variations of the laws state to state, to federal ... it's grown into a real mess. In a criminal case, you got an arrest/ indictment , so you have a person allegedly involved in criminal activity, the criminal defendant, get the right to a lawyer, hearing/ trial, where the state/ county/ federal has to prove the defendant to be guilty of criminal wrongdoing. Where by law these dayz in civil, you have items such as money, property/ possessions being the "defendant/ accused" on just law enforcement officers "suspicion/ gut feeling", you have no hearing, court, lawyer, and your/ the "defendant" is not human, but property/ money, so it cant defend itself, where the owner of property/ money has to prove it's innocence/ legality ... since it is assumed as guilty by the law agency/ officer ... if it is suspected to come from illegal activity, it can be seized ... there is no need for evidence, review/ investigation, court hearing/ trial, etc ... they can just confiscate it, because they "feel" like it. Civil being now more frequent, law flexible, and vulnerable to abuse by law enforcement than criminal.

Asset forfeiture laws were needed over the years and still today for various reasons ... people avoiding paying taxes, money laundering, pyramid schemes and other scams, large scale illegal drug manufacturing, distribution/ delivery, illegal banking/ investment practices, counterfeit products/ currencies, illegal import/ export trade, etc. With all the new legislation of law updating its use and flexibility, it now hits the most vulnerable and innocent people ... the figures in dollar/ asset amounts of what is taken is good for reference data, but the figures are out of whack too, because so much smaller activity of confiscation is never reported or challenged. The Interstate highways across the country have seen a big jump in it ... you can be driving a car rental going out of town on business/ work or pleasure/ vacation, have a large sum of legal cash or credit/ debit cards that is yours (they can use hand held ERAD devices to scan and milk your cards), but a cop can feel you or your money may be illegal, and seize it, after being pulled over for a minor violation, such as a tail light that the bulb went out, the officer doesnt have to arrest/ charge you of any crime. Lower income working classes of people that may not know much about law or their rights, may be quick to allow an officer that suspects something do anything without question, they/ you may feel obligated to answer questions of the officer that are not relevant to the stop, or feel they have to open their trunk for inspection, or allow officers to go throughout the car. Most of the time the officer covers their ass, simply by saying, "do you have anything in the vehicle that we should be aware of, weapons, illegal drugs ..." etc. They then "ask permission" to see for themselves (to not have to obtain a warrant, because without consent, even if you did have something illegal, any court would throw it out), if you decline, they say they can bring in dogs or another crew, the officer will say something like ... "if you have nothing to hide or are not guilty or anything, you have nothing to worry", etc. This is America, and they are not KGB of former communist Russia or the gestapo of Nazi Germany ... you havent any reason to grant them permission, and you can decline politely. Before you sign any waivers of your rights or the ability to file grievance or legal suit ... you should think for a minute, once you give permission and/ or sign anything, you lost most. Dont sign papers when your property is seized, promising not to sue, in exchange for not getting charged with a criminal violation ... unless you're guilty as shit of illegal activity, and they got you by the balls with compelling evidence ... same way you work out a plea deal in a court in other words. You answer questions, but never volunteer information, you dont have to explain a damn thing about your day, where you're going or coming from, your income, job, etc ... again ... in a polite way.

Then you have other wayz that cops will try to burn you, that you have to watch out for, here is an example where they tried to basically rob songwriter/ rapper "Boosie" the other day when he was touring, of a million dollars worth of jewelry (NOLA News) ... they pretended they didnt find any jewelry in the vehicle and that they gave the vehicle back to the rental agency, etc. The cops got made quick, after he went to the media and told his story, the cops admitted to actually having the jewelry and the vehicle they said they didnt a few dayz before. They just basically thought it would be a good grab and that this guy was just some guy with a bunch of jewelry, that "could" be stolen ... at least they'll say they "suspected" it stolen, if the IAD (Internal Affairs Division) or DA's (District Attorney) office looked further into it. They fucked with the wrong guy, Boosie was smart, knew he was wronged and challenged it, contacted his lawyers and took action. That's the whole point here ... exercise your rights, of course that is up to you ... but for myself, I try to utilize every damn right I have, it's just the American thing to do in my view, it's patriotic too in a sense. You may feel because of their authority and power, that you dont have the money or legal knowledge to challenge when you are robbed by law ... that is why you contact friends, agencies, lawyers/ legal groups, but, if you choose not to, that's your choice too. If the rights in the "Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act" (CAFRA) are still available for use as example, you use that, to where if you were wronged, the government has to pay your legal fees, or whatever else you can utilize. There are many wayz to challenge, even though it isnt easy and requires a little time and determination ... my choice has alwayz been to challenge and question ... that's what laws, rights and the constitution are there for. I strongly encourage doing this to many folks over the years in my own community, and try to inform folks of their options. Another thing is to talk about it and pressure politicians ... notice over the last 4 decades, whenever the people dont keep the pressure on, that's when they even take the abuse of the legislation to another level and escalate it ... give an inch, they'll take a mile in other words. Bringing this into social medias is importante to inform too ... you may have a low traffic blog like I do, or tweet a little with a few friends, Facebook or whatever ... but if you have a million folks covering these issues, it makes its way to others, even if it's just a few that you reach, meaning that millions more are informed. Some read links and videos I put below, some contacts/ info at the top of the posting as well.


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3 Reasons Trump is Wrong to Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform ... Thanx to Reason TV







***** HUFFINGTONPOST: "CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE" ... (various newsread/ video pieces)





How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions ... Thanx to VICE







***** FORTUNE: Police Use New ERAD Device to Strip Funds From Drivers' Debit Cards ... (newsread)




ERAD Devices Used By Cops To Seize Money From Bank Accounts- WARN YOUR VICTIMS ... Thanx to WARN YOUR VICTIMS






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***** PD/ RCJ: "LAST CALL TO ROB YA'LL" PART'S 4 THRU 1



***** PD/ RCJ: "CITATION VIOLATION NATION" PART'S 12 THRU 1 ... (a related series)



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