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On Saturday, thousands of people converged at the White House for the March 20 March on Washington—the largest anti-war demonstration since the announcement of the escalation of the Afghanistan war. By the time the march started at 2 p.m., the crowd had swelled up to 10,000 protesters.
Transportation to Washington, D.C., was organized from over 50 cities in 20 states. Demonstrators rallied and marched shoulder to shoulder to demand “U.S. Out of Iraq and Afghanistan Now,” “Free Palestine,” “Reparations for Haiti” and“No sanctions against Iran” as well as “Money for jobs, education and health care!”
Speakers at the Washington rally represented a broad cross section of the anti-war movement, including veterans and military families, labor, youth and students, immigrant right groups, and the Muslim and Arab American community.
Following the rally, a militant march led by veterans, active-duty service members and military families made its way through the streets of D.C. carrying coffins draped in Afghan, Iraqi, Pakistani, Somali, Yemeni, Haitian and U.S. flags, among those of other countries, as a symbol of the human cost of war and occupation. Coffins were dropped off along the way at Halliburton, the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and other institutions connected to the war profiteering, propaganda, and human suffering. The final coffin drop-off was at the White House—the decision-making center of U.S. imperialism.
The A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition Organized this event;
Visit the A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition Website for More Information:
http://AnswerCoalition.orgOn Saturday, thousands of people converged at the White House for the March 20 March... more
Who says Washington is all about politics? How about that Marry Poppins guy, you know, the uptight banker fellow? Wasn't he the kid's dad? Didn't he fly a kite? well, now I'm confused or maybe "high", but either way, come fly your kite and join in the fun at
The Smithsonian 44th annual Kite Festival.
This fest will showcase craft in flight, beauty in the air, and the art of making kites soar.
A beautiful display of hand-crafted kites from all over the world. Children’s Kitemaking,
Traditional Japanese Craft, and Stingrays in Flight: as the National Aquarium will transform paper into a stingray kite-complete with tail-to fly around the National Mall
This is a Free, public event organized by The Smithsonian Associates and the National Air and Space Museum features kite displays, demonstrations and handmade kite competitions.
Take Metro to the Smithsonian station or take Metrobus routes 30, 32, 34, 35, and 36.
See you on the Washington Monument grounds!Who says Washington is all about politics? How about that Marry Poppins guy, you know,... more
"First Native American Television Network to be launched soon... World Indigenous Network gives back native voice.
CORTE MADERA CA / World Indigenous Network ( WIN-Tv ) is an idea that was born into the mind of Gérard Angé two and a half years ago. He has invested over a million dollars of his own money into an innovative concept that is sure to cause much-deserved hype among Native Americans as well as non-natives.
World Indigenous Network, or Win-TV, is the first national 24-hour satellite and cable based American Indian television network. It could be up and running in less than three months after funding. The network will feature all aspects of indigenous life, including but certainly not limited to news, music, dance, sports, politics, religion, food, and tribal issues. Mr. Ange’ believes that the network will “give all indigenous peoples back a voice that was ripped away from them”.
Win-TV will feature several shows that will provide information, entertainment, and education all from a native standpoint. Some shows planned for the network include Good Morning Native America, the Native American’s version of the popular Good Morning America; Native America Talking, a Larry King-ish talk show on Native issues, All Native Sportscene, Kids Korner, the first children’s program targeted at Native American youngsters, and Medicine Wheel, a show that targets the unique health needs of indigenous people. These are only a few of many programs that will benefit viewers in all aspects of living.
Win-Com, the company’s retail division will have five separated parts: shop-at-home, eCommerce, catalog sales, merchandising, and retail outlets. These five divisions will work cumulatively to stimulate business for native people and native businesses, as well as provide marketing platforms to demonstrate native arts, crafts, and talents in a larger, more mainstream market.
Win-Com will also provide a way for non-Native Americans to receive a sincere look into native life and culture without movies, or history books. Finally, Win-Com should positively boost the company’s reputation through sales of apparel and other products that will carry the company logo.
The primary goal of Win-TV is to give Native Americans back a voice that has been long lost, although much deserved. Mr. Ange hopes to provide an “exchange between nations” through the networking of native ideas and platforms among other cultures."
Information about: WIN-Tv: Powerpoint & Videos : http://ow.ly/1pUTw
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Several Greenpeace activists/emergency responders were on the scene of yet another climate crime today, this time in search of billionaire oilman David Koch. As the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History unveiled its new David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, our activists rolled up in our green emergency vehicles and passed out "Wanted" posters for David Koch and his brother Charles. The two are responsible for spending millions of dollars to lobby against climate action and fund climate denial.
“Who the heck are the Kochs?” you might be asking, and I don’t blame you. They’re a pretty secretive duo, even though they are the principal shareholders of Koch Industries (it's pronounced like "Coke," by the way), an oil supply and refining company that is one of the largest private corporations in the US.
Though they like to brag about being “the biggest company you’ve never heard of,” the Kochs do not why away from meddling in public affairs all the same. Koch Industries is among the biggest lobbying spenders in the oil industry and Koch’s political action committee (PAC) spent more on contributions to federal candidates since the 2006 election cycle than any other oil-and-gas sector PAC.
The Kochs also funnel millions of dollars through their three “charitable” foundations to a whole bunch of the worst climate deniers, like the Cato Instititute and the Heritage Foundation. From 2005 to 2008, the Koch foundations gave over $24.8 million in funding to climate denial groups, outdoing even ExxonMobil, which gave about $9.1 million to similar organizations over the same period of time.
How can you help counter the Koch’s influence on the climate debate? Help us shine a light on their funding of climate denial by using the buttons at the bottom of this post to share this story on Facebook, Tweet it, or send it to your friends and family.
(text cross-posted from Mike G's Greenpeace USA blog linked to in the comments)http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/global-warming-and-energy/polluterwatch/koch-in... more
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Lt. Dan Choi, Captain Pietrangelo & GETEqual CoChair Robin McGehee have
been arrested at the White House over the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy. They
chained themselves to the White House fence. It seems when Choi asked to
speak to the Human Rights Campaign rally he was turned down. When Choi
spoke despite objections that he was at Kathy Griffin's rally the crowd left
Freedom Plaza & followed him to the White House. There the crowd grew &
witnessed the arrests. Updates to Come....WATCH VIDEO on Link Below
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After gashing open that arm at Yas' party, Maggie is OK, but her feelings are irreparably damaged from catching Sarah and Jake together. Meanwhile, everyone else is more than happy to have Sarah be the scapegoat-- so that they can, uh, avoid the fact that they were more concerned with partying than getting Maggie to a hospital when she OBV needed stitches. So, *scapegoat time*-- thanks to Travis, the crew instigates a crank calling jag -- harassing Sarah as "revenge" for her evils against Maggie... and THIS is what happens...
"Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden" (OJBG) is a fiercely local and independent web series set in Washington, D.C. about the lives of a group of teenagers in the summer of 1994.
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http://www.koldcast.tv/video/operator_ep_9After gashing open that arm at Yas' party, Maggie is OK, but her feelings are... more
Check out a brand new (mostly) instrumental album from Inner Loop Records newest member, Soulful!
Fresh off his recent collaborations with D. Julien (the Live.Love.Learn mixtape) and XO (the track “She Spose To” from the album One.One.Ten), DMV producer Soulful! has returned with his new beat tape, The Mellow Life. The album features a melodic mixture of instrumentals and guest features from IhsAn Bilal, Cayan, Shaka and K-Beta. The release is brought to us courtesy of the good people over at Inner Loop Records, which is an artist driven label that is heavily involved in the hip hop scene in and around the Washington, DC area. The Mellow Life really lives up to it’s name as the young producer continues the hip hop tradition of mixing funky and laid back samples with pounding drum kicks and snares. Soulful! really keeps the project flowing along by mixing up the arrangements, which keeps the project from sounding like a endless march of loops. Nice solid introduction to a producer that I’m sure we will be seeing more of around here.
The Mellow Life (intro)
Better Than (feat. K-Beta)
Feel Good Flute
Oh It’s Never
Out My Mind (feat. IhsAn Bilal & Cayan)
Stays on my Mind
To The Sky
Yo Man! (feat. Shaka)
Spoken Word (outro)Check out a brand new (mostly) instrumental album from Inner Loop Records newest... more
Do You Want To Change The Future? Carpe Diem
This started out as a quick link to an article and has turned into a full on plea. Because I started thinking about the things I've recently seen going on in Washington and one issue really got me going and this is the result.
It sure is and spectacle is just the word to describe what I've witnessed for the last year as I've watched the debate over health care reform. The Republicans want to destroy social programs so compromising with them only serves to lessen the chance of these programs succeeding. Last year the Republicans said they were going to destroy Obama over health care. It was going to be his Waterloo. And instead of fighting for what was really right time and time again he caved in and compromised.
The far and away best solution to the health care crisis a single payer/Medicade For All plan was not even part of the opening discussion. It's supporters were not even allowed to participate in the discussion they were hauled off by the police. That's when you got the idea that things weren't going to go well. And then the second moment occurred when president Obama laughed at the idea of putting the health insurance industry out of business.
Here is an industry that makes money by denying people care. They deliver no care themselves they only serve to make a profit. We are alone in the developed world that supports such a wasteful inefficient system. Other countries may have insurance companies by they are non profit in nature. In this county they make 10-20% profit by doing paperwork and then spend enormous sums of money to defeat any attempt at reform.
So that's one mans view of this ugly spectacle and as a side bar this is not a new spectacle but one that has been going on for a good many years. It is because the government has been so self serving and dysfunctional for so long that our problems have become so huge.
There is one way that we as Americans can turn this situation around and serve notice to our leaders. Senator Mike Bennett has a letter signed by 35 other Senators calling for a vote on a public option. We need fifteen more names to make this happen. What we need is a virus and I am asking no begging to to help. All the polls say that a large majority of Americans support a public option. Seize The Day you can add your name to the letter and contact those Senators that haven't signed on. Here is a link
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5U6chUTEIY&feature=relatedDo You Want To Change The Future? Carpe Diem... more
Jay-Z Gets Lil Mama’d Again: Fan Jumps On Stage (VIDEO)
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So Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 tour took a stop in Washington D.C. last night, and while Hov was performing, a fan decided to jump on stage. Check out The YBF’s account of what happened:
Click here to see Jay Z's Body gaurd Toss a Fan Off the Stage... FUNNY.... VIDEO...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/jay-zs-bodygaurd-tosses-guy-off-stage/
A slim dude from stage left jumped over the yellow jacket security surrounding the stage, hopped his ass on the stage, and danced up to the middle where Jay and Bleek were like he belonged in the set too. Funniest.Ish.Ever.Jay-Z Gets Lil Mama’d Again: Fan Jumps On Stage (VIDEO)
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Yellow Tail wines are produced by Casella Wines Pty Ltd., based in Yenda, Australia. The Casella family produced wine in their native Italy since the 1820s, but moved to Australia to pursue a better life. But Yellow Tail has failed in to pursue the better life in at least one way: they donated $100,000 to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This was a huge mistake, Yellow Tail. If you'd done your homework, you'd know that HSUS is not the same as your local humane societies.Yellow Tail wines are produced by Casella Wines Pty Ltd., based in Yenda, Australia.... more
Let me remind you that, if you care about animals, you do NOT want to support the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS, more typically known as H$U$). This organization sucked up millions of dollars donated by people from around the world, claiming they would help save animals affected by Hurricane Katrina, but almost none of those funds went to save any animals at all. Who was the most helpful in saving animals? Members of the American military!Let me remind you that, if you care about animals, you do NOT want to support the... more
This investigative news report documents what we've always known: the Humane Society of the United States is nothing more than a fat, bloated charade of "animal lovers" who want everyone to lose our pets along any relationship with animals that we might have, whether they are companions, partners, teachers or the source of information or food. Contrary to their claims, HSUS does not support local animal shelters, does not help provide homes to homeless animals, and advocates that no human shall ever breed animals for any reason, whether it's for medical or scientific research, for conservation purposes, for educational purposes, for food or for companionship.This investigative news report documents what we've always known: the Humane... more
Feld Entertainment, the parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has filed a lawsuit against the HSUS, two HSUS lawyers, and a number of other animal rights organizations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) ActFeld Entertainment, the parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey... more
WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Another big winter storm was forecast on Monday for the U.S. mid-Atlantic still struggling to dig out from a blizzard that dumped two feet (half a meter) of snow and closed the federal government.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Washington, D.C., beginning at noon/1700 GMT on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday, with projected snow totals of 10 to 20 inches (25 to 51 cm).
The potentially crippling new storm was expected to hit other big cities along the East Coast, like Baltimore and Philadelphia, that are still digging out and extend into New Jersey and New York.
It would only add to the 32 inches (81 cm) of snow that had fallen in suburban Washington in the biggest snowfall to hit the city in decades.
More at link:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0820642120100208WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Another big winter storm was forecast on Monday for the... more
Two giant pandas born in American zoos were headed to China by special cargo jet Thursday to become part of a breeding program in their endangered species' native land.
Friday's panda handover comes amid tense U.S.-China relations because of a recently announced U.S. arms sale to Taiwan and a potential meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama.
read more at: http://www.greenwala.com/news_articles/4574-Superstar-farewell-for-US-born-China-bound-pandasTwo giant pandas born in American zoos were headed to China by special cargo jet... more
3 years ago
Scores of Metro Transit Police officers with dogs and bomb technicians swarmed one of the system's busiest stations during the morning rush Tuesday in a show of force against a potential terrorist attack, part of a broader effort to bolster security in the rail system.
About 50 officers, including Metro's anti-terrorism unit, criminal investigators, special response teams and other squads, moved into Union Station about 7:30 to demonstrate heightened vigilance, Metro officials said.
Tuesday's operation is a prelude to a series of much larger emergency exercises -- the biggest ever in the Metro system -- that will involve hundreds of officers from across the region responding to simulated explosions and gunmen in scenarios mirroring mass-casualty terrorist attacks on Madrid commuter trains in 2004, the London Underground in 2005 and in Mumbai in 2008, Metro officials said.
About 200 to 300 police officers and other emergency responders from across the region and the FBI will take part in tactical exercises Feb. 12, 13 and 24 that will include simulations of the bombing of a Metrobus, an explosion in the tunnel between Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail stations, and shooters at the Friendship Heights Station.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/02/AR2010020200794.html?hpid=dynamicleadScores of Metro Transit Police officers with dogs and bomb technicians swarmed one of... more
3 years ago
Dear President Obama,
The Facts below clearly show that homicide was committed to cover up criminal acts of an organized well funded covert criminal plot to commit voter fraud.
Joseph Stalin said:
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
So then why are the people behind these capital crimes and, criminal acts not been prosecuted? These people today are free to walk the streets continuing their ongoing illegal activities and acts of treason against the citizens of United States.
As voters, the citizens who voted for you voted you into office for a reason... "to correct the wrongdoings and criminal acts of the past administration." Not, to continue with the covert coverups and on going status-quo of the past eight years. We expect and, also demand more.
Today, we find ourselves at a critical turning point... Our Nation is only as great the integrity of it's laws, the fairness of our Judicial System and, as strong as the pillars of our Constitution...
As citizens, we need to realize, that our nation has reached that point where our Judicial System has been twisted, bought and subverted by large corporations to where it no longer protects the rights of "All People" as was intended by our founding fathers. We have reached the point... where our country is no longer... "Our Country" anymore.
As a nation, we can't let these crimes; as mentioned by Clint Curtis and others in the attached documentary continue to go on unpunished. For the sake of justice and our credibility and our Nation. YOU, Mr. Obama were elected by the Citizens of this land to give you the power as Commander and Chief and as President " To mandate change". To act... To provide leadership to save our Democracy and our Nation from the acts of corporate and judicial misconduct and criminal corruption. A mandate given to you... to give the country back to it's people, " all its people". A clear mandate to balance the scales of Justice. A clear mandate to see that laws be enforced and crimes be punished and not overlooked with a wink and a nod to the highest bidder... as it is today.
Before you, is an opportunity to do Great Things... An historic opportunity... that should not be waisted.
G.A.P. International Inc. &
World Indigenous Network Corporation
(Both California Corporations)
Palo Alto, California 94306
About the Author:
Gerard Ange' knows crime first hand, because, he was a victim of corporate crime. Crimes that began with Interstate Wire Fraud § FBI Case: ICC # I05071411389175 § Crimes that continued for six years, yet still these multiple crimes remain" un-punished and un-prosecuted."
For More Information about Mr. Ange's Case FBI Case:
========== HERE ARE THE FACTS: Murder Spies and Voting Lies ==========
Homicide & Murder to cover up the Criminal Acts of Voter Fraud
The Clint Curtis Story is an incredible documentary which tells the story of a computer programmer who was contacted by a private company-Yang Enterprises- who have ties to accused chinese spies, to write a program that could be used to rig elections...what follows is the breaking of a massive conspiracy in which there would be hard evidence of vote manipulation via electronic voting machines-whether using Curtis's program or the twenty year old bootloader hack which, as show by students at Princeton University, could be loaded onto any of these machines in less than a minute; the sketchy firing of two employees-one being Curtis himself- from the Florida Dept of Transportation; corrupt ties to leading members of Diebold-one of two companies responsible for vote counting in the US; and a dead Florida DOT investigator- Raymond Lemme RIP- who was privately investigating the claims made by Curtis...who conveniently commited suicide in Georgia, where autopsies are not done on suicide victims, as opposed to Florida where an autopsy would have been automatic. What really happened in 2000 to Al Gore and Ohio & Florida, and again in 2004.....now you can finally know the truth, and it ain't pretty! 7 partsDear President Obama,
The Facts below clearly show that homicide was committed to... more
I have a handful of conservative friends. Not so many that I could be considered a sympathizer. Just a few.
Being friends with them isn't always easy, but maintaining the relationships make me feel better about myself. After all - if I can look past something as ominous as conflicting political views - I must be a truly enlightened individual, right?
So we eat lunch together. We go out for drinks. One of them gave me a handjob. It's fine.
Yesterday, while sitting with a group of the right-wingers, I hear: "It's a fact. The people of Massachusetts have spoken."
Of course that person was referring to the GOP special election win by Scott Brown, the new pickup-driving Senator and former pin-up model, who had enough decency to cover up his junk but not his tangled mess of pubic hair in an '82 edition of Cosmo:
So - right then and there - I decided to drop a bombshell on their elephant-loving asses.
"Facts are for suckers," I said. "I don't believe in them."
The group let out a boisterous laugh. The handjobber blushed. Surely she hoped it was just another one of my super-engaging conversation starters.
"What is that supposed to mean?" someone asked. "It doesn't even make sense."
"Doesn't it?" I challenged back. "You show me a fact and I'll show you someone trying to prove a point. Facts are for suckers. I believe in the truth. It's universal."
Their collective jaw dropped. The Sereno legend lives on.
And it's no joke. Facts are bullshit. They're used to motivate people and support points of view. The next time you hear someone say "in fact ...," listen to what follows. It'll no doubt be a direct attack on what you know to be true.
On Dragnet, when Joe Friday asked for "just the facts, ma'am," did he get the truth? No. He received a borderline-useless eyewitness account of what happened. The whole show was spent searching through the misleading facts that plagued his investigation.
When the FDA releases facts on cigarette smoking is it to fuel its own agenda? Yep. That agenda may be loosening the stranglehold tobacco has on the United States, but it's still an agenda. And it'd be nowhere without those eye-opening and strategically-placed facts.
... So is it a fact? Have the people of Massachusetts spoken? Depends who you ask. As for me, I'll be sipping a margarita and floating in a pool of the truth. You should join me.
There isn't a gratuitous pubic hair in sight.I have a handful of conservative friends. Not so many that I could be considered a... more
On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are entitled to spend unlimited funds in our elections.
The First Amendment was never intended to protect corporations.
This cannot stand. Sign up to protest this decision and protect our democracy! Free speech is for people — not corporations.On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are entitled to... more