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The Unenlightened States Of America

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 22:21:00 +0000

Sir Harold Kroto @ The Science Network

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Nukes Over America!?

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:14:00 +0000

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The nonturbine wind alternative

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:12:00 +0000

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Penn and Teller Defend Ron Paul vs. Luntz and Fox News

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:11:00 +0000

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It *could* just be coincidence

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:10:00 +0000

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Chocolate and Slavery

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:08:00 +0000

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chinese soldiers shooting tibetans

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:07:00 +0000




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Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:04:00 +0000

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Tue, 13 Jan 2009 03:55:00 +0000

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Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 01:05:00 +0000

Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture

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Occupation 101

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:51:00 +0000

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Two Phrases That Destroyed American (even european) Culture

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 16:45:00 +0000

Every time I promise myself that I will work on controlling my temper, I always end up making a scene.This time, it wasn’t my fault. All I wanted was a bagel. A bagel, a cup of coffee, and perhaps a spot near a window where I could idly watch the traffic go by as I browsed through the newspaper and licked cream cheese from my fingers. But apparently the Gods were not on my side.Today I got in line behind a middle aged woman in a fur coat who was barking orders at the poor bagel girl like she was a dumb misbehaving dog. Fur Coat was ordering multiple bagel sandwiches from a list, but instead of ordering them in such a way that would make sense, she was attempting to order them all at the same time. The Bagel Girl was obviously confused and you could tell by her shaking hands that Fur Coat’s harsh tone was intimidating her. Finally, Fur Coat snapped, “I said light butter on that bagel! Light butter! Jesus!”I couldn’t stand it anymore. I cut in, “You don’t have to be such a bitch about it.”Fur Coat glared daggers at me and stated, “I’m not.”“Well, I beg to differ.”With a disgusted ‘Hrmph,’ Fur Coat went back to her overly complicated order, but she did so quietly and even managed to begrudge the poor girl a ‘Thank you’ after she was finished.I have a theory about asshole customers: I think they only act that way because no one ever calls them on their bullshit. The poor kids behind the counter can’t stand up for themselves lest they lose their jobs and other patrons look the other way claiming ‘it’s none of my business.’Fuck that. When I see some self important asshole verbally degrading a teenaged kid with dead eyes behind a counter, it ruins my day. So, I say some shit. Besides, I feel that if I stay silent, I am almost giving an abuser permission to act like a raging asshole. Ignoring their behavior suggests to them on some sick level that what they’re doing is Ok.It’s not OK.The phrase ‘The Customer is Always Right’ is the single worst philosophy that has ever been adopted by American culture. It gave an entire generation of people the green light to be as impolite, unreasonable, and demanding as their little hearts desired because they were always going to be considered right. It destroyed the entire concept of courtesy and rendered manners obsolete. People began to treat their peers in the service industry like incompetent morons, lacking in feelings or human dignity, who deserved to be browbeaten and abused for no other reason than they had the audacity to run out of a particular brand of coffee. Furthermore, instead of suffering negative repercussions for their appallingly disrespectful behavior, they are awarded with free coupons and plenty of ass kissing. In reality, they should be shunned and humiliated for behaving like such self absorbed little children.Speaking of respect, another idea that has ruined American culture is the one that states, ‘I don’t give respect freely. You have to earn my respect.’ This one is most often uttered by punk kids with bad attitudes and black fingernail polish.Fucking gag me.I mean, how egotistical does one have to be to automatically assume that their respect is so fucking important that one must jump through multiples hoops in order to earn it? How about we give people respect because they are humans with lives and feelings just as important as our own? Why not give people a default level of respect and more or less can either be won or lost based on the behavior of the individual? The loss of respect is something that should be based on actions. The idea that that one must win basic respect in the first place is incredibly belittling. How narcissistic can you be to embrace that ideology?A few Sundays [...]



The world according to Monsanto

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 02:13:00 +0000

Monsanto is the world leader in genetically modified organisms (GMOs),
as well as one of the most controversial corporations in industrial
history. This century-old empire has created some of the most toxic
products ever sold, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the
herbicide Agent Orange.

Based on a painstaking investigation, The World
According to Monsanto puts together the pieces of the company’s history,
calling on hitherto unpublished documents and numerous first-hand accounts.

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The Hour of Our Time - The Legacy of William Cooper

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 04:17:00 +0000

Cooper was a radio host, author and political activist known for his best-selling underground book titled Behold A Pale Horse and his worldwide shortwave radio show Hour of the Time. Cooper was also known for his court battle with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the recorded attempts to dissuade him from pursuing his case.He and Wayne Bentson co-researched the related CAJI News Service brief titled BATF/IRS -- Criminal Fraud where he did a history of crimes committed by the Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Department of the Treasury. The article was first published in Veritas magazine, issue #6, from September 1995. In the article, he asserts that the IRS is actually the same organization as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.He claimed that a Form 1040 is the income tax return for a nonresident alien citizen of the U.S. Virgin Islands residing within one of the 50 States of the Union known as the United States of America. He also claimed that in Internal Revenue Service publication 6209 - Computer Codes for IRS, TC 150 is the code for Virgin Island returns and codes 300 through 398 are "U.S. and UK Tax Treaty claims involving taxes on narcotics which were financed in the Cayman Islands and imported into the Virgin Islands." Cooper supposedly filed Freedom of Information Act requests for the IRS's Individual Master File of people experiencing tax problems and every return was found to contain those codes, except those coded as Guam returns. It is his assertion that "the Citizen is being taxed on income derived from importing narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, or firearms into the United States, or one of its territories or possessions, from a foreign country, or from Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or into the Virgin Islands from the Cayman Islands."He had also produced several documentaries covering subjects such as the John F. Kennedy assassination and government 'black projects'.Cooper's detractors labeled him a conspiracy theorist because of his publications, a charge Cooper did not deny, arguing this: Investigation of the alleged Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has disclosed a broad, premeditated conspiracy to defraud the Citizens of the United States of America. Examination of the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Statutes at Large, Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and Internal Revenue manuals too numerous to list, reveals a crime of such magnitude that words cannot adequately describe the betrayal of the American people. What we uncovered has clearly been designed to circumvent the limitations of the Constitution for the United States of America and to implement the Communist Manifesto within the 50 States. Marx and Engels claimed that, in the effort to create a classless society, a "graduated income tax" could be used as a weapon to destroy the middle class. [ . . . ] Through the clever use of language, the government promotes the fraud.Throughout the late 1980s, Cooper was a controversial figure in the UFO research community. For the most part, he followed many of the claims of John Lear, specifically, that the government of the United States has had contact and has entered into a bargain with an extraterrestrial society and that those ETs were responsible for abductions. He circulated materials on Usenet as well as the old Paranet BBS. Notable among them was a Petition to Indict those involved with the UFO cover-up. His UFO beliefs of the time are well described in Behold a Pale Horse.In later years, Cooper recanted his UFO-oriented beliefs, asserting that they were in fact part of the Illuminati plot [...]



The Militarization of Police

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:26:00 +0000

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Who Owns Americas Wealth?

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:03:00 +0000

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Cheney in 1994 on Iraq-Oh the fucking irony!

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:27:00 +0000

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Freedom of Speech and H.R. 1955

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 23:44:00 +0000

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From The Programmers Mouth: How The 2000 Election Was Fixed

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 23:21:00 +0000

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Incarcerex: Its Time for a New Bottom Line

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 23:01:00 +0000

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U.S. Economy : The Philosopher's Stone

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:28:00 +0000

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Zeitgeist: Addendum

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 20:17:00 +0000

Zeitgeist: Addendum, a 2008 documentary film produced by Peter Joseph, is a continuation of the film Zeitgeist, the Movie. The film discusses the Federal Reserve System in the United States, the CIA, corporate America, other government and financial institutions, and even religion, concluding that they are all corrupt institutions detrimental to humanity and are in need of replacement. The film advocates "The Venus Project" as a possible solution. According to director Peter Joseph, the film "attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution". In its conclusion, Addendum stresses the need for belief systems to embrace the ideas of emergence and interdependence. He outlines concrete steps that can be taken to weaken the monetary system. The film suggests actions for "social transformation", which include boycotts of the large banks that make up the Federal Reserve System, the mainstream media, the military, and energy companies. It is also suggested that people reject the political structure.[...]



Vortex Based Mathematics by Marko Rodin

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:12:00 +0000

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Anti-Gravity

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 07:22:00 +0000

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