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Obama In Cairo

By on Jun 9, 2009 in Politics | 0 comments

Well, here he was. Massive hype, of course, an event touted as a game-changer for American/Arab relations and something that a lot of people were eagerly expecting. Even before the event, certain facts were being highlighted within the region – Unlike most, if not all, US Presidents of the last few decades, Obama would not be visiting Israel and would not be driven straight from the airport to the Holocaust Museum. Obama would make his speech from Cairo, not from any of the other Middle-Eastern U.S. Buddy Nations of Arabia. This, in itself, is seen to augment Egypt’s arguably waning influence within the region. And so he comes, with a security details of around, apparently, 3,000 Americans – most of whom entered the country with no visa or who were given rushed, no-questions-asked visa’s in the airport as they landed, putting in a more embarrassing light the humiliation and...

Open Letter To Barak Obama

By on Nov 11, 2008 in Politics | 3 comments

Mr. Obama, President Elect – you have won, and the people cheer – and in huge neon letters, or so the media would have us understand – the world itself now sees the words ‘Hope’, ‘Change’, ‘Obama’ all writ large pnto some bright fantastical chimera.  My skepticism is founded mainly on your foreign policies which, unfortunately, sound to me almost identical in attitude to the ones that have already cost America so much of its standing in the global community. The whole notion that unilateral actions are acceptable when America (and only America) chooses to act. The idea that America should play world leader, that somehow, America has been forced by virtue of some supposed superiority to police the rest of the world. That the injustices committed to some people are acceptable as long as they are perpetrated by ‘friends’ of...

Foundations of A Broadcast-Based Financial Compensation Model for Digital Media

By on Jun 9, 2008 in Featured, Media, Music, Politics | 3 comments

As a listener – as audience – I am driven towards media that I like. I am infotropic, so to speak. Some data, some information, some inherent artistic or intellectual order manifests to me through songs, books, movies, and various other forms of media. Wanting this information is as basic to my spiritual/intellectual/cultural self as water is to my biological. In that sense, it feels like more than a want, it feels like a morally justifiable right. I want to pay for the stuff I like, in fact – proud to pay for it when it’s easy to, and when the compensation requested is within my budget. However, it seems that withholding the data, on condition of compensation is somehow contrary to the essence of information itself, to a moral imperative inherent in information – to the very fact that information seems to want to spread. It is self-reproducing. As a...

What Americans Should Know…

By on Jul 5, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

Incredibly, all the ‘news’ networks are flooded with items about the Isra…the Zionist soldier held by the Palestinians. Not surprisingly, most of these news items completely neglect to mention the fact that the Zionist occupation is holding and has been holding more than 9,000 Palestinian prisoners for years, most of whom are, by any definition of the word, civilians, and many of whom are children – legal minors. How many of those are actually undergoing some kind of legal process? Well, the numbers are pathetic. I’m not in the most lyrical of moods, so excuse the lackluster writing. I just can’t believe the horrific lack of shame exhibited by the news media. The news media that remains silent about incredible injustices perpetrated daily at the expense of women and children, is yet somehow willing to blow the capture of one soldier beyond all...

As If What We Do To Ourselves Wasn’t Bad Enough…

By on Jun 18, 2006 in Politics | 10 comments

“Every year, millions of animals, including rabbits, raccoons, and foxes, are painfully caught in steel-jaw traps, where many will chew off their own feet in an attempt to escape. Some die of blood loss, while others succumb to infection or simply starve or freeze to death. Animals often languish for days before the trapper arrives to crush their chests or beat or stomp them to death. Farmed animals spend their short, miserable lives in filthy wire cages until they are killed by suffocation, neck-breaking, or genital or anal electrocution. Sometimes these methods only stun the animals, who end up being skinned alive.” – From FurIsDead.com Do what you can. Useful Links: PETAFur Is Dead Mankind? What’s so kind about man? And fuck womankind...

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