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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bush Crime Family Vs. Thomas Jefferson

From DailyKos:
Karl Rove on the "corrosive role" of administration critics in the press, July 29, 2006:

"It's odd to me that most of these critics are journalists and columnists," he said. "Perhaps they don't like sharing the field of play. Perhaps they want to draw attention away from the corrosive role their coverage has played focusing attention on process and not substance."


Thomas Jefferson on the role of the press:

"The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823.

"I am... for freedom of the press, and against all violations of the Constitution to silence by force and not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents." --Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799.

"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804.


Emphasis in Jefferson's final quotation is patriotically added.


I'm speechless... I had to repost it word for word, this is fucking beautiful! More proof that the Bush Crime Family is clearly anti-Freedom, anit-Liberty, and anti-American.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Mass Extinction, thanks to us!



(click here to view the trailer)
Facts

  • If current trends continue, one half of all species of life on Earth will be extinct in 100 years. (E.O. Wilson, The Future of Life, p. 102)

  • One quarter of all mammal species face extinction in 30 years. (United Nations, http://news.bbc.co.uk/)

  • For every person in the world to reach present U.S. levels of consumption we would need 4 more planet Earths. (Wilson, p. 23)

  • Humans currently consume 50% of the Earth's available freshwater, leaving what's left over for all other species. (World Wildlife Fund, http://www.panda.org/)

  • Humans currently consume 40% of all organic matter produced by photosynthesis on Earth, leaving what's left over for all other species. (Wilson, p. 33)

  • • Every species of great ape on the Earth (gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos) is in imminent danger of extinction. (United Nations, http://news.bbc.co.uk/)

  • Every species of tiger on Earth is in imminent danger of extinction. (World Wildlife Fund, http://web.archive.org/)

  • The number of lions left in Africa has fallen 90% in 20 years -- there are now only 20,000 remaining. (BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/)

  • 90 percent of all large fishes have disappeared from the world's oceans in the past half century. (Nature Magazine, http://www.cnn.com/)

  • Human population is expected to increase by at least 50% over the next 75 years. (United Nations Population Division, http://www.enviroliteracy.org/)


  • When I hear bitch-ass bastards ragging on tree-huggers I get pissed. If it wasn't for environmentally concious groups and individuals this planet would have gone to hell a lot sooner.

    We're spending millions upon millions of dollars sending out signals into space while the only other living beings in our solar system are facing extinction right here on Earth. Spread the word on this new movie and wake up a few people in the process.

    Jurassic 5 force Bush, Condi, and Dick to work it out



    From the new Jurassic 5 album, featuring the Dave Mathew's Band. There is still good Hip Hop out there, don't let the Major labels fool you and misrepresent us. Peep the new video.

    Thursday, July 20, 2006

    Zero to 60 in 4 seconds on a Cell Phone battery




    Holy shit!

    This is Silicon Valley's answer to the Big Auto / Big Oil cartel who have kept decent electrical cars from hitting the market. Introducing Tesla Motors and the new electrical Roadster that can hit 60 mph in 4 seconds with an equivalent fuel efficiency of 135 miles per gallon, WITHOUT the use of gasoline. This is an incredible vehicle that I'd personally scoop up if I had the money. They are planning a sedan to hit the streets by 2008.

    Electric cars will reduce our dependancy on foriegn oil. Think about that. It doesn't matter where the electricity to power your car comes from, we can easily adapt and install more wind, solar, hydro, and renewable sources for our electric needs.


    Read this full article in Wired News on the genesis of Tesla Motors and how Google, eBay, and PayPal were involved in creating this new automotive revolution.

    Then visit the official Tesla Motors website for more photos and details. Spread the word on this one.

    UPDATE: Offshore Wind could power the entire U.S., this is the future folks!

    Tuesday, July 18, 2006

    Howard Dean remixed by Chappelle


    Byaahh!!

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    Its a global Police State




    A couple of things come to mind when watching this video:

    1) If a simple labor law pissed off French students this way, what will it take to incite Americans to protest the Bush Crime Family's illegal wars and violations of our civil liberties?

    2) When the people finally do rise up in anger, no matter where you live the government's goons will always have bigger weapons than you.

    3) Could Gandhi have succeeded with his non-violent protests in today's day with this type of aggressive police force?

    What are your thoughts?

    The man who controls George W. Bush




    This explains everything!

    Thursday, July 13, 2006

    Beautiful Libertarian words from a Democrat



    Holy shit, this guy hit it on the head:
    Congressman David Obey (D-WI) had this to say in support of the Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment, which would have prohibited the Department of Justice from using appropriated funds to interfere with medicinal cannabis laws:

    If I am terminally ill, it is not anybody's business on this floor how I handle the pain or the illness or the sickness associated with that illness. With all due respect to all of you, butt out. I did not enter this world with the permission of the Justice Department, and I am certainly not going to depart it by seeking their permission or that of any other authority. The Congress has no business telling people that they cannot manage their illness or their pain any way they need to. I would trust any doctor in the country before I trust some of the daffy ducks in this institution to decide what I am supposed to do if I am terminally ill… When is this Congress going to recognize that individuals in their private lives have a right to manage their problems as they see fit without the permission of the big guy in the White House or the big guy in the Justice Department or any of the Lilliputians on this Congressional floor? Wake up!

    Too bad that amendment didn't pass thanks to the so-called "conservative" Republicans in the majority (vote them out!!!). Anyways, David Obey kicked ass in his speech, I hope he gets reelected in November.

    Chef Raekwon + P. Wall + Tego Calde El Abayarde = VH1 Doc



    Puerto Rico's sickest lyricist, Staten Island's Cuban Link Pie Cooker, and Houston's Grilled up spitter are doing a documentary with VH1 on Sierra Leone's bloody diamond trade. Sohh has the scoop:

    For eleven years Sierra Leone was the setting of mass genocide and the horrors that took place between 1991 and 2002 were committed primarily by rebels whose primary funding for their cause was the illegal trading of conflict diamonds, also referred to as "blood" diamonds.

    Bling: A Planet Rock will follow Paul Wall, Raekwon and Tego Calederon as they visit mining communities in Sierra Leone, capturing the artist's reactions as they meet local musicians, government officials and children in order to hear the first-hand accounts of the terrible atrocities carried out during the civil war.

    As VH1 investigates how hip-hop's demand for "bling" played a role in the war, the film's greatest aim is to raise public awareness about the issue on a global level, helping to educate viewers about ways they can help end the smuggling of blood diamonds. VH1 plans to air the special early in 2007.


    Once again Hip Hop steps up to use its power for progressive causes. I'm glad I found some good news amid all this WAR talk.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006

    WAR: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, USA, Israel, India

    Read the following headlines in order and you'll see a horrible story being told. Then read the stories, connect the dots, see the bigger picture emerge, then finally hold on to your butts. Summer 2006 is getting uglier:


  • Israel prepares for widespread military escalation

  • Israel calls Hezbollah capture of soldiers act of war

  • U.S. blames Syria, Iran for kidnappings

  • Iran referred back to Security Council

  • Analyst warns of further Middle East violence

  • Violence 'out of control' in Baghdad -- 50 die in a day

  • Iraqi politicians say it's now a civil war

  • Death toll in Bombay attacks rises to 200

  • All of these articles were published TODAY, Wednesday July 12th 2006. In one day we saw a ton of bad news that promises to create more violence and conflict. The War hawks want to have it their way and in the end another multi-billion dollar contract will be awarded to the weapon-makers, the gun runners, the bullet manufacturers, and the death merchants.

    Is this how our society will continue to use our natural resources? For more WAR?

    Thursday, July 06, 2006

    Liberty is going to hell in a hand basket.




    This is NOT PhotoShop. Its an actual statue. A church actually spent a quarter of a million dollars turning the Statue of Liberty into the Statue of fascism.