Friday, December 31, 2010

Orgasm Inc. Official Movie Trailer

In the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. ORGASM INC. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire — and that ultimate moment: orgasm.

DENNIS KUCINICH TELLS THE TRUTH...

Michio Kaku's Favorite Topic

Michio Kaku on God

Multiverse Theory by Dr Michio Kaku

Thursday, December 30, 2010

L'APPROSSIMATIO IN TEMPORA



Italian to English translation
What if one of the most famous Italian physicists and an eclectic thinker known to be drawn quibble about time, about the motion and the concept of limit? We wanted to try it \ 's experiment in trying to bring out a question: are we really sure that rational thinking gives more certainty than what comes naturally?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cenk Uyger interviews Julian Assange 15 15Minutes --DylanRatiganShow-M...

Concrete Blonde - The Beast

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

This is one of the most fucked up use of scare propaganda I have seen in awhile - play on the emotions, show 'official' sounding quotes and stats - list actual ingredients in things people don't scientifically understand (vaccines in particular) - just enough to put the stupid people into a tizzy against the government and not see the actual story. Amazing - and fucking scary to see how many people comment saying they are so fucking thankful to be fucked with ... yeah

Rape: no one ASKS for it !

Rape: 'She was asking for it'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Georgia Prisoners on Strike?!

Revolution by the Book : The AK Press Blog:

"In today’s installment of “what the media doesn’t tell you,” has everyone been following what’s going on in Georgia where thousands of prisoners—thousands—went on strike last Thursday in over a half dozen of the state’s prisons and penitentiaries to protest their treatment and demand their human rights. From the small drips and drabs of information leaking out, it appears that many of the prisons are still on lockdown, and many of the prisoners participating in the strike are suffering violent retribution for their peaceful protest.

Here’s a bit of text from the press release issued by former Panther Party chairperson Elaine Brown, who serves as the primary contact and advisor on the outside for the strike organizers:"

I'm Not Afraid of Terrorism

CNN: Ex-CIA Ray McGovern Supports Wikileaks' Julian Assange

Saturday, December 11, 2010

15 year old Tells Establishment to Stick-it.

PsyWar - Wake UP!

West Wing - Why are we changing maps?

Tim Minchin: F*ck The Poor

On a bit lighter and but related note ...

It's the Bankers or Us

Caveat - I typically don't go out of my way to listen to Mr. Jones - he's over the top, loud and somewhat pompous ... but he has some valid points now and then ... this is one of them. In fact ... I think what he is saying is related to the real reason for the sudden slam on Julian Assange - it didn't escape my attention that things heated up exponentially for him after he mentioned 'leaking' some info from a major bank ... yeah ..

How it feels to have a stroke

I know you're out there...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Don't shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths | The Australian

Don't shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths | The Australian:

"WIKILEAKS deserves protection, not threats and attacks.

IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide's The News, wrote: 'In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.'

His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch's expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

Nearly a century later, WikiLeaks is also fearlessly publishing facts that need to be made public."

Monday, November 29, 2010

Terence McKenna - Time Acceleration

The Real Jesus - a new hypothesis: The Historical Jesus, a New and Plausible Hypothesis

The Real Jesus - a new hypothesis: The Historical Jesus, a New and Plausible Hypothesis
Kevin Mulholland - November 26, 2010
Background

Since my de-conversion from Christianity, my stepfather and I had been engaged in an email debate for several months.

On this occasion we were debating the historicity of Jesus Christ.

Specifically, I queried him on the lack of corroborating evidence from sources outside the bible, given Jesus' supposed fame (according to the bible).

He responded with ``What artefacts would one expect from that distant period for a preacher with an itinerant ministry for only 3 1/2 years in the Roman outback of Palestine?”"

Steve Hughes - Offended

As per usual 'Cantona' Says it as it is. We should promote this as much ...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Globalizer Who Came In From the Cold

Greg Palast

"The Globalizer Who Came In From the Cold

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

JOE STIGLITZ: TODAY'S WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS

by Greg Palast

The World Bank's former Chief Economist's accusations are eye-popping - including how the IMF and US Treasury fixed the Russian elections

'It has condemned people to death,' the former apparatchik told me. This was like a scene out of Le Carre. The brilliant old agent comes in from the cold, crosses to our side, and in hours of debriefing, empties his memory of horrors committed in the name of a political ideology he now realizes has gone rotten.

And here before me was a far bigger catch than some used Cold War spy. Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist of the World Bank. To a great extent, the new world economic order was his theory come to life."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Smart People Do More Drugs--Because of Evolution | The Atlantic Wire

Smart People Do More Drugs--Because of Evolution | The Atlantic Wire

Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa has this theory, which he calls the Savanna-IQ Interaction Hypothesis. Here's how it goes: intelligence evolved as a way to deal with 'evolutionary novelties'--to help humans respond to things in their environment to which they were, as a species, unaccustomed. Thus, smart people are more likely to deal with new things and try them. Those new things seem to include drugs."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Male circumcision and it's biblical idiocy

The Gay Animal Kingdom § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

The Gay Animal Kingdom § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

Joan Roughgarden thinks Charles Darwin made a terrible mistake. Not about natural selection—she’s no bible-toting creationist—but about his other great theory of evolution: sexual selection. According to Roughgarden, sexual selection can’t explain the homosexuality that’s been documented in over 450 different vertebrate species. This means that same-sex sexuality—long disparaged as a quirk of human culture—is a normal, and probably necessary, fact of life. By neglecting all those gay animals, she says, Darwin misunderstood the basic nature of heterosexuality.


Darwin’s theory of sex has been biological dogma ever since he postulated why peacocks flirt. His gendered view of life has become a centerpiece of evolution, one of his great scientific legacies. The culture wars over evolution and common descent notwithstanding, Darwin’s theory of sexual selection has been thoroughly assimilated into mass culture. From sitcoms to beer ads, our coital “instincts” are constantly reaffirmed. Females are wary, and males are horny. Sex is this simple. Or is it?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anonymous sources. Synonymous with free speech

I posted the following comment on all of the images in this gallery:

"@wikileaks - in the spirit of cognitive congruence - could you release these images under Creative Commons? ;-)"

And the following one on the first and last image:
"yes - I know - I've posted the same comment for every WikiLeaks picture - for a reason. If you say you want information to be free - it needs to be really free ... or your just posing ..."






Big Brother is watching

Every organization rests upon a mountain of secrets

George Carlin on Politically Incorrect Part 2

Monday, September 27, 2010

DARE Generation Diary: Mexico Takes the Next Step: Presidential Candidate forces Senate to Demand Official Report on Californian Cannabis Legalization

"Remember in early August of this year when Mexican president Felipe Calderon waffled on whether or not he wanted his country to legalize drugs? He said he was open to a debate, but that a debate in Mexico would change nothing if the underground cannabis market in the United States persisted.

In the weeks between August and early September, many official types in Mexico and the United States have inveighed against legalization. Mexico's first lady, Maragarita Zavala, absent and then present at events with the US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowski in Mexico City, and even Barack Obama from the White House, each have rejected legalization in Mexico or elsewhere as a panacea, especially for drug war violence. Notwithstanding an approach of binational official denial, legalization efforts have a history in the United States: going back to 1970 US voters have voted on legalization in several states west of the Rockies. But in terms of international diplomacy or even international relations legalization hasn't entered the lexicon, or politics, of Mexico-US relations. Not even former president Vicente Fox -- a pragmatic legalizer of all drugs, especially cannabis -- could shift the official positions of Mexico City and Washington, DC."

Bill Maher interviews Richard Tillman

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Johann Hari Protest the Pope Speech

Bill Maher: New Rule: Rich People Who Complain About Being Vilified Should Be Vilified

Bill Maher: New Rule: Rich People Who Complain About Being Vilified Should Be Vilified: "New Rule: The next rich person who publicly complains about being vilified by the Obama administration must be publicly vilified by the Obama administration. It's so hard for one person to tell another person what constitutes being 'rich', or what tax rate is 'too much.' But I've done some math that indicates that, considering the hole this country is in, if you are earning more than a million dollars a year and are complaining about a 3.6% tax increase, then you are by definition a greedy asshole."

Finding Your Science: What video games can teach our schools

Colbert's statement before Congress

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Facebook Banned Marijuana Leaf of Libertarian Party Logo, Too | FDL Action

Facebook Banned Marijuana Leaf of Libertarian Party Logo, Too | FDL Action

The Libertarian Party contacted us this morning following the launch of our campaign to get Facebook to relent on their decision to ban the Just Say Now logo with a marijuana leaf from advertising.


We’re not trying to sell pot to people. We’re trying to have a political discussion about US drug policy, as is the Libertarian Party. In a 2.0 world of online graphics, banning the use of the subject image is not a mature decision about political discourse. It’s a decision made to appease somebody’s finger wagging grandparents.

The War on Drugs: What a Joke!

The Beast File: MDMA

POCM Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth

POCM Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth

POCM introduces you to Christianity's origins in ancient Pagan religion. You'll discover the evidence, the scholarship, and the reasoning behind this eye opening understanding of western intellectual history.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hitchens - A Public Intellectual Who Matters

Muslim - just another word for 'other'

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RSA Animate - 21st century enlightenment

Opinion: A Low Score for Credit Bureaus

Opinion: A Low Score for Credit Bureaus

(Aug. 18) -- When President Barack Obama signed the financial reform bill into law in July, it definitely seemed like a sign of real change. But, as it stands now, it just looks like more of the same.

We all want to see Wall Street excesses reined in and a future financial collapse avoided, but, as it turns out, the new reforms do next to nothing to address one of the biggest sources of frustration and hassles for everyday consumers: the credit bureaus.


Big whoop. For way too long now, the Big Three have been able to operate with an air of impunity when it comes to the sadistic pastime of keeping us struggling like Sisyphus, trying to push old, or completely fabricated, items off our all-important credit reports. And this new law does little to change that.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Daily Kos: The free market is anti-American

Daily Kos: The free market is anti-American

The pair of words at the top of the conserva-dictionary these days has to be those Bobbsey Twins of political attack: anti-American and un-American. Michelle Bachman has called on the press to investigate "anti-American" members of Congress. Rand Paul called the president "un-American" for trying to hold BP accountable for the damage to the Gulf region. Oliver North says that President Obama has a "core-philosophy of being anti-American." The appropriately named Dick Morris says that Obama is the "first anti-American president."

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Washington and Hamilton might have emulated the nation they had just defeated on the battlefield, but that wasn't the path they chose. Instead, steep tariffs were imposed on imported goods. These inflated the price of products from European factories and allowed American makers to both capture more of the market and turn a higher profit. With that money, American factories were enlarged and became more numerous.

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To address this, Hamilton proposed that the federal government bail-out the states and regulate the financial markets. There was only one problem with this idea -- the federal government was also in debt, and banks were unlikely to loan them money that would be used to regulate those same institutions. Hamilton had an answer for that. He proposed that the US government become the largest stockholder in a bank. Not an existing bank, a new bank. The government would create this bank as a private company, but the government would own the majority of stock. The government would also lay down the rules for the bank, including limits on who could buy stock and what type of investments the bank could make. From this new bank, the government would borrow the money to pay off the states and address federal needs.

The first and largest federal need? The $2 million it would take to buy stock in the new bank. The solution? The new bank loaned it to us. Got that? We made the bank, the bank then loaned us the money to buy the bank. Even paying back the loan was more than we could afford, so Hamilton made a proposal popular with politicians in any age, a "sin tax." In this case, it was a tax on imported and domestic spirits (to see how well that went, just look up the Whiskey Rebellion).

With the money from the new government-owned bank, the US could take care of its own debts and those of the states. The government could regulate currency and set rules on trading. It also started in on a series of large infrastructure projects -- roads, canals, and public buildings.

That, brothers and sisters, was the American economic system. Those who worry that we've wandered too far from the vision of the founding fathers might want to remember that in George Washington's first term, the government was involved in:

* selectively restricting imports
* bailing out debts of states
* being the majority owner of a private company
* clamping down on fiscal speculation
* executing a "stimulus plan" of infrastructure projects

And all of this goodness was paid for by new taxes.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

t r u t h o u t | The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA's Experiments on Children

t r u t h o u t | The Hidden Tragedy of the CIA's Experiments on Children

From early 1940 to 1953, Dr. Lauretta Bender, a highly respected child neuropsychiatrist practicing at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, experimented extensively with electroshock therapy on children who had been diagnosed with "autistic schizophrenia." In all, it has been reported that Bender administered electroconvulsive therapy to at least 100 children ranging in age from three years old to 12 years, with some reports indicating the total may be twice that number.


Here it should be noted that, during the cold war years, CIA and Army Counter-Intelligence Corps (CIC) interrogators, working as part of projects Bluebird and Artichoke, sometimes injected large amounts of Metrazol into selected enemy or Communist agents for the purposes of severely frightening other suspected agents, by forcing them to observe the procedure. The almost immediate effects of Metrazol are shocking for many to witness: subjects will shake violently, twisting and turning. They typically arch, jerk and contort their bodies and grimace in pain. With Metrazol, as with electroshock, bone fractures - including broken necks and backs - and joint dislocations are not uncommon, unless strong sedatives are administered beforehand.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hitchens on Obama's Israel Policy: 'Not Impressive

Army Suicide Report Ignores Suicide-Causing Drugs

Army Suicide Report Ignores Suicide-Causing Drugs
Martha Rosenberg SpeakEasy


Why are troops killing themselves?

The long awaited Army report, “Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention” considers the economy, the stress of nine years of war, family dislocations, repeated moves, repeated deployments, troops’ risk-taking personalities, waived entrance standards and many aspects of Army culture.

What it barely considers is the suicide-inked antidepressants, antipsychotics and antiseizure drugs whose use exactly parallels the increase in US troop suicides since 2005.


But instead of citing dangerous drugs and drug cocktails for turning troops suicidal (and accident prone and at risk of death from unsafe combinations) the Army report cites troops’ illicit use of them along with street drugs. (The word “illicit” appears 150 times in the Army report and “psychiatrist” appears twice.)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

From Samizdat to Twitter: How Technology Is Making Censorship Irrelevant | Epicenter�| Wired.com

From Samizdat to Twitter: How Technology Is Making Censorship Irrelevant | Epicenter�| Wired.com

To understand what the web has done for free speech, it’s necessary to think about how Natalya Gorbanevskaya and her fellow dissidents produced 65 issues of the samizdat publication Chronicle Of Current Events in the Soviet Union between 1968 and 1983.


In addition, it’s nice to imagine — as Clay Shirky did last week at the Guardian’s Activate conference — that dissidents hold a trump card: the absence of hubris. Power tends to make rulers “certain of what will happen next”, said Shirky. As a result, rulers “try fewer things” than dissidents, who excel in terms of creativity. Meanwhile, as Shirky argues, “the wiring of the population” is “complete to the first degree”. Even North Korea has a mobile phone network.

Buffy vs Edward: Twilight Remixed -- [original version]