166 Dead in Gaza: Can I Get a Condemnation!?!

Webcam footage of Israel bombing Gaza, July 13, 2014 Courtesy, Reuters and Channel 4 News

We like to keep it light here. Sometimes you can’t. There are 166 Palestinians dead and counting, an estimated 77% of those are civilian, as Israel continues pounding the Gaza strip. The UN has condemned it, so where is Public Servant Obama on this?

Obama reiterated U.S. condemnation of rocket fire into Israel by Hamas and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself against the attacks, the White House said.

OK. So three dead Israelis = 127.82 dead civilian Palestinians? I’m no math major, but that seems a tad excessive. Can I get a condemnation!?!

Erectric Radyrand

While a crying politician IS music to my ears, I never could have imagined that sentiment would take such a literal turn. But that’s exactly what happened when a viral video of Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura weeping last week was recently mashed up with some sick guitar work. If someone can throw together a video of John Boehner accompanied by mouth harp, I’ll be all set. This video is courtesy of rinrinrin fishmusic. The guitar player so nice they named him thrice.

Men Go Mad…

“Men go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”    – Charles Mackay

Message in a Bottle

Ok, so I’ve always been a message>messenger type guy. I also can’t say that I haven’t gotten a little frosty when hearing this and that about Edward J. Snowden’s ego from the moth balls on MSNBCCNNFOX, (or worse, David Gregory) when what I REALLY want to hear is the message. I want to understand it. It’s complex, and I need honest information brokers to help me crack the code. So I was looking forward to finally hearing from the man himself on March 10, when he spoke via echoey intertubes through myriad proxies to a sometimes confused SXSW Interactive audience.

Unfortunately, It’s almost as if encryption is such an important part of Snowden’s life right now, he chose to employ multiple iterations of his own voice to encrypt his answers to the questions posed by ACLU’s Ben Wizner and Christopher Soghoian. It’s hard enough that this stuff is in orbit over my head, I didn’t really need to try to parse that understanding with only the help of every third word.
As an occasional “AV” guy myself, I can only guess what happened, without having been there. But I have an idea. Either way it is for some reason comforting for me to know that Mr. Snowden, the same guy who brilliantly whistle blew a tune we all needed to hear by doing things I couldn’t dream of not being bored learning how to do, still has to rely on a good sound guy to get his message across.

The Whee’s of a Lie…

“The wheels of a lie are greased with the truth.” – Toozie

When Living in a Mad World…

“When living in a mad world, not being an outcast should be your first concern.” – Toozie

Psst. It Was the CIA… Discussion of JFK Assassination

This is the conclusion to the live discussion on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with Jim Marrs, Dick Russell, and Joan Mellen.
It was conducted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on 1-31-14.
I’ll end the suspense… They conclude it was the CIA. But watch the video anyway… there’s also some good advice.

Snowden Is “Peacier” than Obama!

Snowden Is “Peacier” than Obama!

Considering the “Drone President” won the Nobel Peace Prize, I can’t help but wonder if Snowden hopes to get passed over.

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said Wednesday the public debate and policy changes “in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.”

Being nominated just means Snowden will be one of scores of names that the Nobel committee will consider for the prestigious award.

Bieber>NSA

Congresswomen in Davos, being interviewed on NSA matters, is interrupted for Bieber news. This is exactly what I would expect from the station that hires Mrs. Alan Greenspan to “report” what they consider “news.” How many of you know that Andrea Mitchell is Mrs. Alan Greenspan? (Fox and CNN are no better, to be fair)

“Party at the NSA!” by Yacht

Live at the Stopwatching.us rally in October

Being the change we want to see in the world's diapers.

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