passive / aggressive

Wednesday

A heart breaking account of the Iraq war from the eyes of Nir Rosen, a freelance journalist who spent 3 years living in Iraq amoungst ordinary Iraqi citizens while the war raged.

It is past time for Americans to realize that the occupation of Iraq is the problem. It is time to wake up to the reality that democracy connot be spread with the barrel of a gun.

Of course, democracy isn't what this war is really about.

Tuesday

As always, Jon Stewart is on point.





Come on, people. This isn't about seven dipshits waging war on America, this is about the US Government's continuing psychological war against Americans.

Be afraid very afraid! (We gotta keep this bullshit 'war on terror' going!)

Many consumers are unaware of the ways animals are raised and killed to stock our grocery stores. In the United States, there are virtually no laws regulating the treatment of billions of animals on factory farms, and these sensitive individuals pay the price for cheap meat with misery-filled lives.

Compassion Over Killing's documentary exposes the broiler industry and its disregard for animal welfare. 45 Days: The Life and Death of a Broiler Chicken features investigative footage from hatching and factory-farm life to slaughter and packaging.



The Bush administration can't fight war or maintain an occupation without obedient troops.


“I refuse to be silent any longer. I refuse to be party to an illegal and immoral war against people who did nothing to deserve our aggression. My oath of office is to protect and defend America’s laws and its people. By refusing unlawful orders for an illegal war, I fulfill that oath today.”
~ U.S. Army First Lt. Ehren Watada


Deep Forest ~ Sweet Lullaby


Monday

Sunday Bloody Sunday - W Rocks Out


Sunday

~ terranaomi ~





... soak it in ... this woman is amazing!

Saturday

Al Gore as a streetwise pimp with a hybrid pimp mobile ?

Come on, it's funny ...





PS: Draft Gore!

PPS: Salacious ... I'd be his intern!


Friday

This video, broadcast on the BBC, relates to the demolition of the WTC:

Then, an hour later, we had that big explosion, from much much lower. I don't know what on earth caused that.

And, of course, if you haven't seen Loose Change 2 yet, you owe it to yourself to watch it.

The lie is coming undone ...

Update: Google has taken down the video :(

But you can still see it here :)

Thursday

War - What is it good for?


Where the Hell is Matt?





PS


foie gras is


cruel !

RATM ~ Renegades of Funk


If a woman in India marries a snake, gay people in America should have to justify it.





Yup, that some flawless logic, Faux News ...

Wednesday

Dead Prez ...



I always thought that I'd love to live by the sea
to travel the world alone and live more simply
I have no idea what's happened to that dream
guess there's really nothing left here to stop me
it's just a thought, only a thought ...



I'm not vegetarian because I dislike eating meat. Nor do I think that it's entirely natural for humans to be strictly herbivores. I chose (non-strict) vegetarianism because I abhor the modern meat industry; it's terribly cruel and has destructive enviromental consequences.

I was especially interested in an article I read today about test tube meat. That's right, hunks of muscle grown from stem cells in a labratory. No cramped cages, no slaughter house horrors, no overgrown, over stuffed, abused spirits suffering in darkness and the stench of their own feces. Surely, test tube meat isn't cruel, but is it safe? Is it something I would eat? I don't know. The picture attached to the article (seen below) isn't exactly appitizing ... But apparently we will all be able to purchase it in our local grocery stores in a couple years ... meat department?


Tuesday

The long war ...



When it comes to whaling, the Japanese Government is:

Ridiculous. And cruel. And heartless ... It's a sorry, sorry spectacle ... Japan claims it "harvests" the whale humanely. But Australia presented evidence to the commission of the high seas bloodbath the Japanese create when they kill the regal creatures. Environmentalists who filmed Japanese boats whaling in the Antarctic say that some animals took 30 minutes to die and showed videos of whales being hoisted aboard expansive vessels, flailing with skins ripped wide open, surrounded by huge pools of red-stained seawater.


If you ever start questioning the war ... here's why you're wrong ...





Because Bush says so.

Monday

I can't believe he said that! :)


9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions

My finger is on the button ...



Sunday

Japan, Norway, and Iceland are attempting to lift the ban on whale slaughter (whaling). They've created a victory. I feel such a deep sense of shame that this is still an issue.

Please research (mainstream supplier of seafood for American consumers) Gortons' role in whaling and take appropriate messures to not financially support their company.

Rolling Stone magazine published an insightful report on the tainted 2004 election.

"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September 11th..."





Amusing ...

This commercial is classic.


An excellent speech given by JFK before the American Newspaper Publishers Association in which he warns about the media's duty.

How I long for the days when presidential speech writers went beyond soundbites and, apparently, put actual thought into their work ... Compare to "With us or with the terrorists" or Bush's pathetic 'comedy' routine before the press.

Lolita: Slave to Entertainment Preview

Saturday

George W Bush ... Because he says so.



Friday

The notable debut episode of Boondocks!


I know this is old news, but it just has to be posted on this site:

Colbert's smart bomb

Here's the google video of Colbert's roast, including the audition tape. Enjoy :D

Picked this up somewhere along the way. Have fun!

Wednesday

Orwell Rolls In His Grave. Excellent!

Tuesday

Too funny :)


Saturday

Do The Evolution with Pearl Jam!


Many Americans have an opinion regarding the occupation of Iraq, but rarely do we take the time to see through an Iraqi's eyes.

Here's an insightful first-hand account:

There is no shame in refusing to be involved in illegal warfare. Such a decision should be celebrated by those who are concerned with human rights!

I fully support US soldiers who desert.


Thursday

"If each one of us each day considered the ecological and social implications of our actions, if each one of us made ethical choices in what we bought, our buisness practices, our consumer-driven economy would change overnight. Individual actions, collectively, can -and do- affect policy making ... Many of us, however, do not fully appreciate the far reaching consequences of what we choose to eat. It is important to understand that transforming grain into animal protein is horribly wasteful, and has serious adverse effects on the enviroment. On the other hand, a diet based on organically grown plant food is both healthy and enviromentally sustainable. Gradually transitioning towards such a diet would be one of the wisest choices you could make if you are concerned with your health, the health of the planet, and the future of our children." ~ Dr. Jane Goodall

"How could this be? I believed our country was free, and always felt a sense of comfort in knowing that as long as we didn't hurt others in observing our freedom we were left to ourselves. Ideally we treated everyone with respect and honored their uniqueness and hoped that others did likewise.

"It took an intensive year of searching into the hidden politics to discover that we are as free as we believe we are. If we are in denial, we don't see the signs that are staring at us, but keep our minds turned off and busy with all the mundane affairs of daily life.

"We just don't care enough to find out the real truth, and settle for the hand-fed stories that come our way over the major media sources television, radio, newspaper, and magazines. But it's too late to turn back to the days of blindfolds and hiding our heads in the sand because the reality is becoming very clear. The time is fast approaching when we will be the ones asking 'What happened to our freedom? To our free speech? To our right to protect ourselves and our family? To think as an individual? To express ourselves in whatever way we wish?'

"Once we challenge that freedom we find out how free we really are. How many are willing to take up that challenge? Very few indeed, otherwise we wouldn't find ourselves in the situation that we are in at the present time. We wouldn't have let things progress and get out of the hands of the public and into the hands of those that seek to keep us under their control no matter what it takes, and that includes the use of force and detainment for those that ask the wrong questions."