Monday, May 31, 2010

Dilbert Cartoon- Engineers


I so relate to this video...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

ISRAEL ATTACKS JUSTICE BOAT; KIDNAPS HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS; CONFISCATES MEDICINE, TOYS AND OLIVE TREES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
30 June 2009

For more information contact:
Greta Berlin (English)
tel: / friends@freegaza.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Caoimhe Butterly (Arabic/English/Spanish):
tel: +357 99 077 820 / sahara78@hotmail.co.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.FreeGaza.org

[23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] - Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (see below for a complete list of passengers). The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel.

"This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip," said Cynthia McKinney, a former U.S. Congresswoman and presidential candidate. "President Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that's exactly what we tried to do. We're asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey."

According to an International Committee of the Red Cross report released yesterday, the Palestinians living in Gaza are "trapped in despair." Thousands of Gazans whose homes were destroyed earlier during Israel's December/January massacre are still without shelter despite pledges of almost $4.5 billion in aid, because Israel refuses to allow cement and other building material into the Gaza Strip. The report also notes that hospitals are struggling to meet the needs of their patients due to Israel's disruption of medical supplies.

"The aid we were carrying is a symbol of hope for the people of Gaza, hope that the sea route would open for them, and they would be able to transport their own materials to begin to reconstruct the schools, hospitals and thousands of homes destroyed during the onslaught of "Cast Lead". Our mission is a gesture to the people of Gaza that we stand by them and that they are not alone" said fellow passenger Mairead Maguire, winner of a Noble Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland.

Just before being kidnapped by Israel, Huwaida Arraf, Free Gaza Movement chairperson and delegation co-coordinator on this voyage, stated that: "No one could possibly believe that our small boat constitutes any sort of threat to Israel. We carry medical and reconstruction supplies, and children's toys. Our passengers include a Nobel peace prize laureate and a former U.S. congressperson. Our boat was searched and received a security clearance by Cypriot Port Authorities before we departed, and at no time did we ever approach Israeli waters."

Arraf continued, "Israel's deliberate and premeditated attack on our unarmed boat is a clear violation of international law and we demand our immediate and unconditional release."
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WHAT YOU CAN DO!

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Justice
tel: +972 2646 6666 or +972 2646 6340
fax: +972 2646 6357

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
tel: +972 2530 3111
fax: +972 2530 3367

CONTACT Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
tel: +972 5 0620 3264 or +972 2670 5354
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CONTACT the International Committee of the Red Cross to ask for their assistance in establishing the wellbeing of the kidnapped human rights workers and help in securing their immediate release!

Red Cross Israel
tel: +972 3524 5286
fax: +972 3527 0370
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Red Cross Switzerland:
tel: +41 22 730 3443
fax: +41 22 734 8280

Red Cross USA:
tel: +1 212 599 6021
fax: +1 212 599 6009
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Kidnapped Passengers from the Spirit of Humanity include:

Khalad Abdelkader, Bahrain
Khalad is an engineer representing the Islamic Charitable Association of Bahrain.

Othman Abufalah, Jordan
Othman is a world-renowned journalist with al-Jazeera TV.

Khaled Al-Shenoo, Bahrain
Khaled is a lecturer with the University of Bahrain.

Mansour Al-Abi, Yemen
Mansour is a cameraman with Al-Jazeera TV.

Fatima Al-Attawi, Bahrain
Fatima is a relief worker and community activist from Bahrain.

Juhaina Alqaed, Bahrain
Juhaina is a journalist & human rights activist.

Huwaida Arraf, US
Huwaida is the Chair of the Free Gaza Movement and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Ishmahil Blagrove, UK
Ishmahil is a Jamaican-born journalist, documentary film maker and founder of the Rice & Peas film production company. His documentaries focus on international struggles for social justice.

Kaltham Ghloom, Bahrain
Kaltham is a community activist.

Derek Graham, Ireland
Derek Graham is an electrician, Free Gaza organizer, and first mate aboard the Spirit of Humanity.

Alex Harrison, UK
Alex is a solidarity worker from Britain. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Denis Healey, UK
Denis is Captain of the Spirit of Humanity. This will be his fifth voyage to Gaza.

Fathi Jaouadi, UK
Fathi is a British journalist, Free Gaza organizer, and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Mairead Maguire, Ireland
Mairead is a Nobel laureate and renowned peace activist.

Lubna Masarwa, Palestine/Israel
Lubna is a Palestinian human rights activist and Free Gaza organizer.

Theresa McDermott, Scotland
Theresa is a solidarity worker from Scotland. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Cynthia McKinney, US
Cynthia McKinney is an outspoken advocate for human rights and social justice issues, as well as a former U.S. congressperson and presidential candidate.

Adnan Mormesh, UK
Adnan is a solidarity worker from Britain. He is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Adam Qvist, Denmark
Adam is a solidarity worker from Denmark. He is traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.

Adam Shapiro, US
Adam is an American documentary film maker and human rights activist.

Kathy Sheetz, US
Kathy is a nurse and film maker, traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.
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VALPARAISO


I get a funny feeling inside when I look at her.
:)

Drôle de Vie



Mourir dans tes bras



This song brings tears to my eyes.

La P'tite Grenouille



Une chanson du folklore québécois



La complainte du vagabon



Please Watch Gaza Freedom Floatilla


In solidarity with the brave people attempting to break the Israeli government's blockade of Gaza, today's focus will be on Palestine and the floatilla.


What response is Israel planning? This is how Israel plans to respond to an attempt to bring humanitarian aid to the Palestinian victims of Israeli war crimes: Israeli gunships head to sea to block flotilla

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunny Road







Eskorbuto


The greatest Basque punk band: Eskorbuto






Anarchy And Chaos Association








Por la noche



Corre Lola Corre



Still one of my favorite videos.

Me Llaman Calle



Jean Leloup - Johnny Go



Balinese Dancers Ubud Bali



Ogoh-ogoh




How the Balinese See Western Tourist Women

Every year, on the eve of Nyepi Day (a Hindu holiday in Bali), malicious spirits are exorcised by parading large statues of evil creatures through town and then burning them. Above is the Ogoh-ogoh monster representing Western tourist WOMYN. Spot on!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Barney gets Shot



Krishna Bhajan



101 uses sought for ex’s wedding dress

I wish I had thought of this. Ideas of what I could have done with my ex-wife's wedding dress are flooding my mind. I think the best thing I could have done with it is to pay a prostitute to wear it for a night, fucking every man that offered her 10 bucks. I think it would have been appropriate. (And about that naked picture of her on her honeymoon in Cancun, the one that her current husband posted on the Internet?)

RE: 101 uses sought for ex’s wedding dress

Kevin Cotter never imagined the day would arrive when he’d be flossing his teeth with wedding-dress fabric. Or using a wedding dress as a yoga mat. Or straining pasta with wedding-dress mesh.

But, of course, life takes wildly unexpected turns sometimes. And when your high school sweetheart and wife of 12 years abruptly walks out the door, leaving you stunned and single in your mid-30s, it can send you reeling.

That’s what happened to Cotter last July. He turned to close family members to help him get through the earliest — and most difficult — phases of adjusting to singlehood for the first time in his adult life...

Here's his website: My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress

Lost Gringa





The Latina wins because she's hot (at least, that's how I find it).

Blackface Montage from Spike Lee's Bamboozled


I was a small child at the end of that period in our history where images like these were common. I remember seeing them on television and thinking that black people were like this. We had only one black family in my town, and I don't remember actually seeing them, ever.







Racist Song About Prostitution from Your Great Grandmother's Generation



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

En El 2000 - Natalia LaFourcade



She's not as young as she looks. She's 26.




Natalia rocks. I believe she will be a big influence for many years to come.

Pimpinela "una estupida mas"



Pimpinela - Hipocresia



I know a very large number of hypocrites, starting with my ex-wife.

Fanny Lu







¡Que chica más bonita!

Male Lap Dogs And Their Feminist Masters





Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ximena Sariñana: From the Concert I Was At Last Night




I had the pleasure of attending a concert by Ximena Sariñana last night. This is a video from the actual concert I was at. I was about 15 feet from her. It was a very small venue. The only unfortunate thing was that some of the women at the concert were loud and obnoxious. Apparently, Ximena has many loud and rude lesbian fans. The other fans were just fine.



Ximena is pretty well known in Mexico. Here are a few of her videos...




Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mayan Music








Unfortunately, this next one is in Spanish, not Mayan.

JEUX IMPROMPTUS





Malta: a multilingual island



Malta has the right idea. My daughter speaks Spanish and English and she will soon be studying French. Multilingualism has become a defining characteristic of our family.

Why it pays to be multilingual



Multilingualism is a life style for all


It's my lifestyle.



Friday, May 21, 2010

A Personality quiz about your religious and spiritual beliefs

So here's another test I just took. It ranks the similarity between one's beliefs and various religions. For the most part, I think it is spot-on (for me):

Your Results

The top score on the list below represents the faith that Belief-O-Matic, in its less than infinite wisdom, thinks most closely matches your beliefs. However, even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa.

Belief-O-Matic then lists another 26 faiths in order of how much they have in common with your professed beliefs. The higher a faith appears on this list, the more closely it aligns with your thinking.

How did the Belief-O-Matic do? Discuss your results on our message boards.

1. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
2. Taoism (97%)
3. Hinduism (94%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (93%)
5. Neo-Pagan (92%)
6. New Age (89%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (85%)
8. Liberal Quakers (83%)
9. Scientology (83%)
10. New Thought (78%)
11. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (76%)
12. Jainism (67%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (65%)
14. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (62%)
15. Secular Humanism (60%)
16. Sikhism (57%)
17. Reform Judaism (48%)
18. Baha'i Faith (43%)
19. Seventh Day Adventist (33%)
20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (30%)
21. Nontheist (30%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (22%)
23. Orthodox Judaism (22%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (19%)
25. Islam (19%)
26. Roman Catholic (19%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (15%)

Test: http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Quizzes/BeliefOMatic.aspx

Type of Anarchist Test

Interestingly, this test matches the previous one in terms of my classification:

Anarcho-Communist

75%
Anarcho-Syndicalist

65%
Anarcho-Primitivist

60%
Anarcha-Feminist

40%
Anarcho-Capitalist

40%
Christian Anarchist

25%

However, it also shows that I am somewhat in the middle of the road as an anarchist. I see some good in all the variations. I think this is very consistent with my personality. I tend to be flexible. It also reflects my attitude about feminism. I believe in equality and oppose radical feminism, for the most part, because I see it as female-supremest.

Test: http://quizfarm.com/quizzes/new/biffothebear/what-kind-of-anarchist-are-you/

Online Political Quiz

Here's what I scored:

Communist

75%
Anarchist

64%
Democrat

54%
Republican

39%
Socialist

21%
Fascist

0%

http://quizfarm.com/quizzes/new/IsraelWillBurn/communist-fascist-democrat-republican-socialist-anarchist/

Franzl Lang - Einen Jodler hör i gern



Vintage German Yodeling



YODELING! Cowboy's Sweetheart by LeAnn Rimes


I very much like the way she moves her body.

Johanna Hemara, Yodeling



Taylor Ware, Yodeling



Jewel - Yodeling


Tonight's yodeling night...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Wave Night

This evening I'm posting some of my favorite New Wave songs, from years back.

David Byrne and Selena


Though today's songs are primarily New Wave, I had to throw this one. It is unique in it that it is a fusion of David Byrne of the Talking Heads and the late Selena. There is nothing like it out there. It is New Wave with a Flamenco flavor.




Talking Heads


The Talking Heads started much of what we call New Wave/Post Punk. They remain one of my favorite bands of all time.











B52's


The B52's have to be my favorite of my favorites when it comes to New Wave. I saw them in concert in California.










Psychedelic Furs


Another of my favorites from the 1980s. I saw them in concert in 1985.







Hot Child In The City



This borders on New Wave, but not quite there. Anyway, I loved this song back in high school.

Modern English


One hit wonder: I Melt With You, by Modern English.


Bow Wow Wow


Bow Wow Wow was one of my favorite bands back in 1980. I wanted this chick.



This next song is too un-politically correct to be accepted today.



Adam and The Ants


I actually saw Adam and the Ants in concert twice, back around 1981. We had second row seats. I remember all of the girls taking off their panties and throwing them to him. Adam is manic depressive. That makes me like him all the more.



The Human League


I was briefly a fan of Human League. They failed to evolve, so I got bored and moved on. Man, that was sooooo long ago.

Lene Lovich


Tonight's theme is New Wave.

I was an all-out Lene Lovich fan when I was in high school.








Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Skredder by Kråkesølv


Continuing with Nordic Night we have Skredder by Kråkesølv.


followed by Hjørnebrikke...

Emiliana Torrini


And next on Nordic Night, we have Iceland's Emiliana Torrini.



Miss Li...





Black/White


It's Nordic night...

All is full of love



Japanese Cute Obsession

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pobre de ti



Spanish Bombs



Sung by Ceci Bastida.


Transgresores de la Ley




A perfect message for Arizona:







Promiscuity



Depression Cooking With Ruth



Ke$ha Soundcheck: Puke-Gasm!



Now independent thinkers are considered diseased by psychiatry

It's only natural that the field of psychiatry seeks to bring as many people as possible under its umbrella, since doing so increases the opportunity of psychiatrists to make money. This is exactly analogous to expanding the definition of "terrorist" such that the FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security can justify their growing budgets.

RE: Now independent thinkers are considered diseased by psychiatry

Psychiatrists have been working on the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and, in it, they hope to add a whole slew of new psychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, many of these disorders are merely differences in personality and behavior among people.

The new edition may include "disorders" like "oppositional defiant disorder", which includes people who have a pattern of "negativistic, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures." Some of the "symptoms" of this disorder including losing one's temper, annoying people and being "touchy".

Other "disorders" being considered include personality flaws like antisocial behavior, arrogance, cynicism or narcissism. There are even categories for people who binge eat and children who have temper tantrums...