Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ FlyingSnail graphic by C. Spangler ~ Open Flying Snail Views in new tab or window

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell

GOES-West Visible via NOAA ~ Winter storm tracking began: 201802.28 05:30 PST / 13:30 UTC
GOES-West Visible via NOAA ~ Winter storm tracking began: 201802.28 05:30 PST / 13:30 UTC

Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, on WVUD 91.3fm,,, or, after an hour of oldies at 6am (EST), it’s Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace at 7am (EST). After the Morrie Sims Show at 8am (EST), it’s the Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with some new acquisitions from the mid 1950s to early 60s, including the 5 Diamonds, Sinceres, and a rare instrumental from Frankie & the C-Notes. At 9am (EST) on the Club Baby Grand, we begin with several Clifford Brown-Gigi Gryce ensembles from 1953. After that a couple of tunes with Lem Winchester accompanying Etta Jones, and Gerald Price with Miss Justine. Two tunes from Betty Roché follow from her Bethlehem years. We’ll wind things up with local singer Raye Jones, and if time permits a little ‘something’ from Lem Winchester. ~ Steve

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Is Daylight Saving Time Dangerous?

Proof Daylight Saving Time Is
Dumb, Dangerous, and Costly

The case against changing the clocks keeps getting stronger
By Ben Steverman March 10, 2017, 3:00 AM PST ~ Bloomberg Source

Click-On-It ( ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ) Is Daylight Saving Time Dangerous? ( ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ) Look-At-It

[2017] Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing via Libera.Tv

Disclaimer #6

6. If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like nomads. That's where I no mad at you, you no mad at me. That way, there'll surely be nomadness on the planet. And peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, pretty soon all the peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.

Nothing else matters, Metallica arr. Karianne Brouwer violin, Maaike Schoenmaker cello

Rolling in the Deep, Adele, Capital String Quartet via CAPITAL STRING QUARTET


Los Rebeldes ~ Rock & Roll (Rock and roll memories) via Quim Gomez

Coffee Is Good For You

FCC officially publishes net neutrality repeal

CWD Positive in Mississippi Prompts Quick Response

Teddy Bear, Elvis via Robbo

Arctic temps spike over 30 degrees in the midst of winter

Debt Collection Companies Have Hijacked the Justice System

Neil Young lambasts Google for profiting off of links to piracy sites

Ricky the Drummer, Rick Nelson via Movie Memories

Florida Gun Show sees 'record number' of attendees despite gun control debate

NYS Department Of Health Issues Warning After Tourist Tests Positive For Measles

California Water Agency Officials Charged With Burying Hazardous Waste And Corruption

Corruption is Legal in America via Doku Mentor

The State Department is infested with communists.

I have here in my hand a list of 205—a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department, Senator Jun Kie.

NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots!

Disclaimer #8

8. There's no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train the world, and we'll never have to change it again.

Pachelbel Rock via Marston Smith

Great Questions



the final frontier Except, we don’t have cool spaceships because the US government has a bit of a thing for aircraft carriers, F35’s, and ships bristling with guns. The United States spends roughly 600 billion dollars per year on the military. Which is about 54% of the annual discretionary budget. By comparison, NASA only gets 18.5 billion dollars per year, or less than 0.5% of the national budget. Now, we are not going to get tied up in debating whether or not the US needs such a massive military. But, here are some quick facts in case you’re interested. The next biggest spender is China, at a 190 billion dollars per year. China has 500 of their type-99 tanks, which are outclassed by the M1 abrams. Of which, the US has 8700. The US has 10 aircraft carriers. The rest of the world combined has 10 smaller ones. There are 8,400 attack helicopters around the world. Of these, the united states owns 6,400. And those are just the vehicles. One single tomahawk missile costs around 1.5 million dollars. [Continue reading at PHILOSOPHY MINDSET]

Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime after an hour of oldies at 6am (EST), it’s Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace at 7am (EST). At 8am (EST) we head back to the music of this day in 1953, including the #1 Pop, Country and R&B hits, the movies, and from television, a tune by Jack Valentine from “Action in the Afternoon.” At 9am (EST) it was the height of Beatlemania back on this day in 1964 when the Beatles had the #1, #2, #3, and #4 hits on the charts. And the rest of the music we’ll play from this day in 1964 was great as well. ~ Steve

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Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Investigative Satirist

Patty Hearst and the SLA

By Paul Krassner

Jeffrey Toobin’s new book, American Heiress, presents a mean-spirited approach to the kidnapping of Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974, but he’s clueless about the significance of the SLA, for which she was forced to rob a bank. I covered her trial for the weekly underground paper, the Berkeley Barb.

At the end of a tape by Patty, Donald “Cinque” DeFreeze, the SLA black leader of a white group, came on with a triple death threat, especially to Colston Westbrook, whom he accused of being “a government agent now working for military intelligence while giving assistance to the FBI.” This communiqué was sent to San Francisco radio station KSAN. News director David McQueen checked with a Justice Department source, who confirmed Westbrook’s employment by the CIA.

Conspiracy researcher Mae Brussell traced Westbrook's activities from 1962, when he was a CIA advisor to the South Korean CIA, through 1969, when he provided logistical support in Vietnam for the CIA’s Phoenix program. His job was the indoctrination of assassination and terrorist cadres. After seven years in Asia, he was brought home in 1970, along with the war, and assigned to run the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville Prison, where he became the control officer for DeFreeze, who had worked as a police informer from 1967 to 1969 for the Public Disorder Intelligence Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department.

If DeFreeze was a double agent, then the SLA was a Frankenstein monster, turning against its creator by becoming in reality what had been orchestrated only as a media image. When he snitched on his keepers, he signed the death warrant of the SLA. They were burned alive in a Los Angeles safe-house during a shootout with police. When Cinque’s charred remains were sent to his family in Cleveland, they couldn’t help but notice that he had been decapitated. It was as if the CIA had said, literally, “Bring me the head of Donald DeFreeze!”

Consider the revelations of Wayne Lewis in August 1975. He claimed to have been an undercover agent for the FBI, a fact verified by FBI director Clarence Kelley. Surfacing at a press conference in Los Angeles, Lewis spewed forth a veritable conveyor belt of conspiratorial charges: that DeFreeze was an FBI informer; that he was killed not by the SWAT team but by an FBI agent because he had become “uncontrollable”; that the FBI then wanted Lewis to infiltrate the SLA; that the FBI had undercover agents in other underground guerrilla groups; that the FBI knew where Patty Hearst was but let her remain free so it could build up its files of potential subversives.

In February 1976, while Patty’s trial was still in process, a similar charge was made in accusations when a Berkeley underground group, Tribal Thumb, prepared this statement:

Donald DeFreeze escaped from the California prison system with help from the FBI and California prison officials. His mission was to establish an armed revolutionary organization, controlled by the FBI, specifically to either make contact with or undermine the surfacing and development of the August Seventh Guerrilla Movement…DeFreeze was let loose and given a safe plan to surface as an armed guerrilla unit. That plan was to kidnap Patty Hearst.

One warm afternoon I was surprised to receive a letter by registered mail on Department of Justice stationery.

Dear Mr. Krassner:

Subsequent to the search of a residence in connection with the arrest of six members of the Emiliano Zapata Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Francisco, has been attempting to contact you to advise you of the following information:

During the above indicated arrest of six individuals of the Emiliano Zapata Unit, an untitled list of names and addresses of individuals was seized. A corroborative source described the above list as an Emiliano Zapata Unit “hit list,” but stated that no action will be taken, since all of those who could carry it out are in custody.

Further, if any of the apprehended individuals should make bail, they would only act upon the “hit list” at the instructions of their leader, who is not and will not be in a position to give such instructions.

The above information is furnished for your personal use and it is requested it be kept confidential. At your discretion, you may desire to contact the local police department responsible for the area of your residence.

Very truly yours,

Charles W. Bates

Special Agent in Charge

However, a source informed me that the Zapata Unit was a front for the FBI. Was the right wing of the FBI warning me about the left wing of the FBI? Questions about the authenticity of the Zapata Unit had been raised by its first public statement in August 1975, which included the unprecedented threat of violence against the left. After publishing in the Barb the FBI’s letter to me, I received a letter from a member of the Zapata Unit in prison:

I was involved in the aboveground support group of the Zapata Unit. Greg Adornetto led myself and several others to believe we were joining a cell of the Weather Underground, which had a new surge of life when it published Prairie Fire. I knew nothing about a hit list or your being on one, and can’t imagine why you would have been. When we were arrested, FBI agent-provocateur Adornetto immediately turned against the rest of us and provided evidence to the government.

In 1969, Charles Bates was a Special Agent at the Chicago office of the FBI when police killed Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark while they were sleeping. Ex-FBI informer Maria Fischer told the Chicago Daily News that the then-chief of the FBI’s Chicago office, Marlon Johnson, personally asked her to slip a drug to Hampton; she had infiltrated the Black Panther Party at the FBI’s request a month before. The drug was a tasteless, colorless liquid that would put him to sleep. She refused. Hampton was killed a week later. An autopsy showed “a near fatal dose” of secobarbital in his system.

In 1971, Bates was transferred to Washington, D.C. According to Watergate burglar James McCord’s book, A Piece of Tape, on June 21, 1972 (four days after the break-in), White House attorney John Dean checked with acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray as to who was in charge of handling the Watergate investigation. The answer: Charles Bates-–the same FBI official who in 1974 would be in charge of handling the SLA investigation and the search for Patty Hearst. When she was arrested, Bates became instantly ubiquitous on radio and TV, boasting of her capture.

And, in the middle of her trial–-on a Saturday afternoon, when reporters and technicians were hoping to be off duty–-the FBI called a press conference. At five o’clock that morning, they had raided the New Dawn collective–-supposedly the aboveground support group of the Berkeley underground Emiliano Zapata Unit–-and accompanying a press release about the evidence seized were photographs still wet with developing fluid. Charles Bates held the photos up in the air.

“Mr. Bates,” a photographer requested, “real close to your head, please.”

Bates proceeded to pose with the photos. But was there a search warrant? No, though they had a “consent to search” signed by the owner of the house, Judy Sevenson, who admitted to being a paid FBI informant.

Jacques Rogiers–-the aboveground courier for the underground New World Liberation Front who delivered their communiqués--told me that the reason I was on the hit list was because I had written about Donald DeFreeze being a police informant.

“But that was true,” I said. “It’s a matter of record. Doesn’t that make any difference?”

Apparently, documentation didn’t make any difference.

“If the NWLF asked me to kill you,” Rogiers admitted, “I would.”

“Jacques,” I replied, “I think this puts a slight damper on our relationship.”

My 12-year old daughter and I moved to another house.

Eventually, a graffiti wall included SLA LIVES which was then obscured in the enigmatic made-over COLE SLAW LIVES, a slogan that baffled tourists and convinced one that a political activist named Cole Slaw was dead because it said that he was alive.

Upper East Backyard
Remembering Flying Snail Ranch ~ Backyard, Eastern Ridge ~ Valley Fire Pages

Brooks & Dunn “Hillbilly Deluxe” via HQ Creative


Remembering "Freaky Ralph" Eno

December 6, 1948 ~ February 17, 1984

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On February 17, Ralph Eno, local performer, died of bums at S. F. General.

Ralph was definitely the bull goose loony of even such an already fringey scene as San Francisco's.

In the early '70s he was the only male member of the women's theatre group Les Nickelettes, doing comedy rock when the Tubes were still the Beans.

As "Freaky" Ralph, he founded his one-man "progressive surf music" movement, several years before something called "new wave" would hit the covers of the glossy magazines. When punk started becoming a household word, he was already moving into his modem romance phase as Ral Pheno and the Twitchers, presaging the new English invasion.

When the local comedy scene (which he helped found at Frank Kidder's coffee house in the Intersection) finally achieved some viability, he was right there at the open mikes, singing the same songs he'd been performing as "straight" in his previous incarnations.

Through it all he was a courageous, sincere, and passionate stage performer, a prolific songwriter, a terrible businessman (releasing four independently produced records), a fervent supporter of every aspect of the Bay Area performing community, a bottomless well of junior high jokes, and a tremendous inspiration to every one who knew him well.

Some audiences found him hysterical, some unbearable, and a few thought him a genius. No one could write him off casually, except maybe Ralph himself.

[Note: Although Ralph caused his death by pouring five gallons of gas on his body and setting himself on fire, he was my friend and I miss him. ~ United State Cafe Link ~ Podcasts]

Below are two MP3 songs written and performed by Ralph Eno, Jeff Ross, and the Pointless Sisters that have been placed here to honor his memory ~@~



Rainbow Puddle ~ Stellar Light Shows

3 billion indoor coal or wood cooking fires a day is 3 BILLION too many ! ~ Hal

Inyenyeri - “Tea Time” via sarah smalik


FCC Boss Being Investigated For Potential Corruption

by Karl Bode ~ Thursday Feb 15 2018 11:45 EST

FCC boss Ajit Pai is being investigated by his own agency for potential corruption. Pai is already facing multiple inquiries into his rushed repeal of net neutrality and the shady events that occurred during it. Now he's facing an additional investigation into whether he gutted decades-old media consolidation rules exclusively to benefit Sinclair Broadcasting. Pai has been dismantling said rules just as Sinclair Broadcasting is trying to gain approval for its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. [SNIP]

[SNIP] Pai is also facing numerous inquiries into Pai's behavior on the net neutrality front, including a GAO investigation into why the agency appeared to have made up a DDOS attack during its net neutrality repeal, and another into why the agency turned a blind eye toward identity theft and fraud during the repeal's open comment proceeding. That's in addition to numerous lawsuits from consumer groups, 23 State Attorneys General, and companies negatively impacted by Pai's extremely unpopular handout to the nation's biggest ISPs. ~ [Continue reading @ DSL Reports]

At the start of every Disaster Movie there's a scientist being ignored. via dperezk
At the start of every Disaster Movie there's a scientist being ignored. via dperezk

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Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime after an hour of oldies at 6am (EST), it’s Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace at 7am (EST). At 8am (EST) we present the first of two Dream Hours, produced by listeners as their premium for donations during WVUD's Radiothon 2017, with Joanie’s Dream Hour, followed by Phillip’s Dream Hour at 9am (EST). ~ Steve

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Women beat up store employee over Facebook post

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

Why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Need to Be Disrupted

Trump says he’s ‘not sure Israel wants peace’ with Palestinians

New York Times CEO: Print journalism has maybe another 10 years

Rodrgio Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels in the vagina

YouTube CEO on Facebook's video ambitions: 'They should get back to baby pictures'

38-Year-Old Teacher Died After Not Getting Flu Meds Due To High Price, Husband Says

Cold Shoulder: Idaho Legislature Committee Censors Climate Change ~ Reddit Comments


Trump Administration To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms.

Kansas Scrambles To Change Rules After 6 Teens Enter Governor's Race

"Under Kansas law, there is no law governing the qualifications for governor, not one," Bryan Caskey, director of elections at the Kansas secretary of state's office, told The Kansas City Star last year. "So there's seriously nothing on the books that lays out anything, no age, no residency, no experience. Nothing."

CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy ~ Heroin addict whose 'junk' was paid for by Federal Bureau of Narcotics

McCarthy had also become addicted to heroin. Harry J. Anslinger, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, became aware of McCarthy's addiction in the 1950s, and demanded he stop using the drug. McCarthy refused. In Anslinger's memoir, The Murderers, McCarthy is anonymously quoted as saying:

I wouldn't try to do anything about it, Commissioner [. . .] It will be the worse for you [. . .] and if it winds up in a public scandal and that should hurt this country, I wouldn’t care [. . .] The choice is yours.

Anslinger decided to give McCarthy access to heroin in secret from a pharmacy in Washington, DC. The heroin was paid for by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, right up to McCarthy's death. Anslinger never publicly named McCarthy, and he threatened a journalist who uncovered the story with prison. However, McCarthy's identity was known to Anslinger's agents, and journalist Maxine Cheshire confirmed his identity with Will Oursler, co-author of The Murderers, in 1978.

Biters “Hallucination Generation” via Video Rahim

Radio SDR ~ Software-Defined Radio

NOAA 18 201802.10
NOAA 18 (ch 3-4, northbound 38 W) at 2018-02-10 03:52 UTC ~@~

Olympic Vermin via Amaël Isnard



Voyager encounters
something familiar in deep space...

Hamster flushed down toilet after being rejected from flight

Pebbles' devastated owner is considering taking legal action against the airline for allegedly suggesting she flush her pet.

Critical iPhone Source Code Leak Could Be A Security Disaster

Late last year, an anonymous Reddit user posted a bunch of code on the popular online community. No one gave it much consideration at the time because the user hadn't built up any karma points. Now that same code has appeared on GitHub and it appears to be an absolute bombshell.

Cambodia Facebook feud hits California courts, in a case that highlights how the quest for "likes". Petition accuses P.M. Hun Sen of using state money to buy Facebook ads and says he levelled death threats against exiled opposition figure Rainsy in violation of the platform's policies.

"Facebook should act to prevent its platform being manipulated to help prop up dictators," said Rainsy's lawyer, Richard Rogers.

Trudeau to Facebook: Fix your fake news problem or face stricter regulations

The prime minister warned that Ottawa would intervene with stricter federal regulations if the social media giant doesn’t address integrity issues.

Marijuana sales just topped annual liquor sales for the first time in Aspen

Legal-pot purveyors hauled in $11.3 million in revenue last year compared with $10.5 million for liquor stores, marking the first time marijuana sales outpaced booze for the year in Aspen. The figures were provided Wednesday by the city’s Finance Department in its year-end sales tax report for 2017, which showed Aspen’s retailers combined to generate $730.4 million in revenue, 2 percent better than 2016 (see chart on page A6).

Smile via 101CoLiving

Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime after an hour of oldies at 6am (EST), at 7am (EST) we present the second part of The Secret City of Jazz, which delves into the history of jazz in Wilmington that includes vintage recordings from Wilmington jazz artists from both the past and the present. At 8am (EST) we meet on Clifford’s Corner with co-hosts Kitty Mayo and Larry Williams where we play rare and choice jazz and R&B sides. You never know who may show up on the Corner. ~ Steve

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Imagine via PlayingForChangeFoundation



Voyager encounters
something familiar in deep space...

Vietnamese activist jailed for 14 years for live-streaming protest against steel plant’s pollution

The US$10.6 billion steel complex discharged toxins such as cyanide and phenol during a test run in April 2016, killing massive amounts of fish and other sea life along more than 200km of coastline

Unknown language discovered in Southeast Asia

A previously unknown language has been found in the Malay Peninsula by linguists from Lund University in Sweden. The language has been given the name Jedek.

“Documentation of endangered minority languages such as Jedek is important, as it provides new insights into human cognition and culture”, says Joanne Yager, doctoral student at Lund University.

California’s first judicial recall in 86 years

SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County supervisors Tuesday placed the recall of Judge Aaron Persky on the June 5 ballot, setting the stage for voters to decide whether to oust a sitting judge in California for only the fourth time in more than a century.

The board was obligated to put the measure on the countywide ballot after proponents of recalling Persky turned in more than 95,000 signatures last month. The pro-recall campaign contends that the Superior Court judge gave too lenient a sentence to a Stanford athlete who sexually assaulted an intoxicated, unconscious young woman outside a campus fraternity party three years ago.

Number One on the Music Charts 35 Years Ago Today, 201802.06

Africa, Toto via Go for the 70s-80s+90s Music

Amestizo [Randy CrazyHorse] ~ Shaman

Chaco Culture National Historical Park via Wikipedia

The Siege of Chaco Canyon ~ Stop Fracking New Mexico ~ Fracking Versus Ancient Astronomy in Chaco Canyon ~ Fracking and drilling near Chaco Canyon challenged by Begaye, Nez ~ Frack Off Greater Chaco ~ Don't Frack Chaco Canyon



Early Facebook and Google employees form coalition to fight what they built

Is Facebook spying or listening in on your conversations?

'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth

UBC psychologist alarmed by Facebook's new Messenger Kids app

The number of people using Facebook daily in North America dropped for the first time

Finland seeks to drop daylight saving time from EU - Mulls timezone switch

Lack of Positive Train Control haunts another deadly collision

The 270 people connected to the Russia probes

Behold: Divine Intervention for Michele Bachmann Straight From God's Lips, If She Has Them

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

Cheers! A little wine ‘cleans the mind’, researchers find

Karl Cohen ~ Association International du Film d'Animation SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF February 2018 Newsletter [PDF Format]

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane via Jean CECE

Ira Cohen ~ Poet, Artist, Film Maker

Remembering Ira Cohen
February 3, 1935 ~ April 25, 2011

Petra Voght (Living Theater) and Ira Cohen - Photograph: Ira Cohen
Petra Voght (Living Theater) & Ira Cohen (Wikipedia) ~ Photo: Ira Cohen

Curtis and Ira Cohen - Photograph: Robert Pruzan
C. Spangler & Ira Cohen, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Ca ~ Photo: Robert Pruzan

Notes from ~@~

The Glory Of Love from Nabuke O

Words to the above tune written by Billy Hill, recorded by Benny Goodman in 1936, and performed by The Five Keys during my day:

You've got to give a little, take a little ~ And let your poor heart break a little ~ That's the story of, that's the glory of love ~ You've got to laugh a little, cry a little ~ Before the clouds roll by a little ~ That's the story of, that's the glory of love ~ As long as there's the two of us ~ We've got the world and all its charms ~ And when the world is through with us ~ We've got each other's arms ~ You've got to win a little, lose a little ~ And always have the blues a little ~ That's the story of, that's the glory of love ~ As long as there's the two of us ~ We've got the world and all its charms ~ And when the world is through with us ~ We've got each other's arms ~ You've got to win a little, lose a little ~ And always have the blues a little ~ That's the story of, that's the glory of love ~ That's the story of, that's the glory of love

Message to the Future, Bertrand Russell from Zoltan Malik

What would you think it’s worth telling future generations about the life you’ve lived and the lessons you’ve learned from it?

"I should like to say two things, one intellectual and one moral. The intellectual thing I should want to say is this: When you are studying any matter, or considering any philosophy, ask yourself only what are the facts and what is the truth that the facts bear out. Never let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe, or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. But look only, and solely, at what are the facts. That is the intellectual thing that I should wish to say.

The moral thing I should wish to say… I should say love is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world which is getting more closely and closely interconnected we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way and if we are to live together and not die together we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet." Face to Face (BBC) 1958

Carlin Step, DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie from Roland Kardeby

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) from R Smittenaar

Beautiful Child

One Day, Matisyahu from 100%

Unsung Hero from Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

On the Bus, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia from vimeo

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard...It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicated this Emmy to all the people who feel compelled to speak out and not afraid to speak to power and won't shut up and refuse to be silenced. ~ Tom Smothers

Into the Mystic

Space Oddity, David Bowie via Andrew Ruttan

Hearing in the Bardo via Isaac McCardle

Into the Mystic, Van Morrison via Scott Wright

Corruption Is Legal In America

Corruption is Legal in America via Doku Mentor

New Casino / Resort

Billionaire, Travie McCoy via Mark Staubach

Mike Wilhelm ~ Charlatans, Flamin' Groovies, Loose Gravel, and more

Mike Wilhelm Interview ~ December 2001 via Jesse Block

The San Francisco Rock Band
That Was Too Wild For the Sixties

by Ben Marks ~ July 19th, 2017 ~ Article Source

George Hunter of the Charlatans never shot Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, not even once. But in the spring of 1966, on the grounds of Rancho Olompali just north of San Francisco, Garcia had reason to believe Hunter was gunning for him, causing the great guitarist to royally freak out. The misunderstanding unfolded when Hunter decided to drop some LSD and bring a loaded .30-30 Winchester rifle to a party at the Dead’s new Marin County hangout. Hunter never intended to strike fear into the heart of his genial host, but when he did, he was so high that he began to panic—perhaps he had accidentally shot someone, if not Garcia, after all. It took a long bummer of a night, and three of Hunter’s closest friends, to shake that demon thought from his troubled mind.

You’ve probably never heard of the “Incident at Olompali,” as no one has called it since, and your awareness of the Charlatans is likely limited to seeing the band’s name on scores of vintage rock posters, alongside more familiar monikers such as Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Grateful Dead. [Click to Continue Reading] ~ Great MP3 Podcasts via Mike Wilhelm:

Hear The People ~ Sympathy for the Devil ~ When You Got A Good Friend

Mike Wilhelm and Curtis
Mike Wilhelm & C. Spangler (Sprung)

Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Investigative Satirist

‘REVOLUTION The Legacy of the Sixties’ A Feature Film Documentary via HELIXUS PRODUCTIONS

Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner & C. Spangler ~ Photograph, Dwight Dolliver

[Ed. Note Regarding, "WTF am I doing?": Photographer says to Paul, “I wonder where all the other warriors are today?” (referring to those brave enough to stand up against any form of injustice) and I lift my t-shirt to reveal a Maasai warrior belt (ref one, ref. 2); not to be confused with marriage belt, which has diamonds.]

Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime after an hour of oldies at 6am (EST) it’s Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace at 7am (EST). After The Morrie Sims Show at 8am (EST) it’s the Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with tunes from late 50s Blue Hen Records rocker Jimmy Stayton, followed by Wilmington’s Andy & the Gigolos. We’ll have a recent recording from Vic Holveck, who was lead singer for Andy & the Gigolos. Mid 50’s Wilmington doo wop group the Montels and Frankie & the C-Notes wind things up. At 9am (EST) on The Club Baby Grand, we’ll hear from Boysie Lowery and music from just a few of his students. ~ Steve

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Heyókȟa ~ Sacred Clowns

Sacred Clowns: The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame--they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.

In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyókȟa's don't seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness. From Word Worlds, Where simplifying complexity becomes art.

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President San Francisco Rally, October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President Rally, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark

[Not Work Safe] American Dream [George Carlin] via Ignas Laugalis [Not Work Safe]
American Dream, George Carlin ~ Original post via Ishtar and Audio Alternative via Felly

Nobody should have that much power
Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots

Oh, I hope that I see you again I never even caught your name As you looked through my window pane ~ So I'm writing this message today I'm thinking that you'll have a way Of hearing the notes in my tune ~ Where are you going? Where have you been? I can imagine other worlds you have seen ~ Beautiful faces and music so serene ~ So I do hope I see you again My universal citizen You went as quickly as you came ~ You know the power Your love is right You have good reason To stay out of sight ~~ But break our illusions and help us Be the light ~ Message by Mike Pinder

Why I Think This World Should End, Brandon Sloan

Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon

Artist, John Flores

The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God let me see you" and a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice. And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle" and a life was born. But the man did not know. So the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are there" Whereupon God reached down and touched the man, But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Somebody is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you
Don't miss out on a blessing because
it isn't packaged the way you expect!

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