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


Corruption is Legal in America via Doku Mentor

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad. Dwight D. Eisenhower



Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with an hour of oldies back to back to back. After Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace at 7am (EDT), we'll spend the remainder of Boptime, beginning at 8am (EDT), back on this day in 1949. During the late 1940s the post war Broadway musical was reaching an apex. We’ll have a sampling of music from hit Broadway musicals from this day in 1949 from Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. We’ll round out the 8am hour with some “cool school” and “hot bop” selections from Miles Davis, and Fats Navarro. At 9am (EDT) we’ll have more from this day in 1949, including the #1 tunes, what was playing at the movies, and what was on that infant medium called television. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3



Amestizo [Randy CrazyHorse] ~ Shaman


Freedom ballet AM:PM via GORDIENKO PRODUCTION



Feetlines 201806.19 & 20

Cover-up?

Sen. Bill Nelson, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz barred from touring child migrant facility

Remembering:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign as DNC chair as email scandal rocks Democrats

Debbie Does Finger on the scales
Debbie Does "Finger on the Scales"

Without Debbie Democrap & the DNC Band, this is how it could have been:

Bernie Sanders and family in White House


What subreddit seems the most like a cult?

https://old.reddit.com/r/PrequelMemes/

We are the Senate

We are the Senate

https://www.reddit.com/r/PrequelMemes/comments/8sfset/we_are_the_senate/



Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (1979) via NOSTALGIES60'-70'-80'

When contemplating the wall,
beware of babies in incubators

I can still recall my brother's face. It was bright red. Furious. Not one given to fits of temper, my brother was in an uproar. He was a father, and he had just heard that President Trump's soldiers had taken scores of babies out of incubatorsin Brownsville, Texas and left them to die. The president then had the incubators shipped to 666 Fifth Ave. A pacifist by nature, my brother was not in a peaceful mood that day. "We've got to go and get those lying GOP traitors out of public office, Now," he said passionately.

I completely understood his feelings. Although I had no family of my own then, who could countenance such brutality? The news had come at a key moment in the deliberations about whether the US or Mexico would build a border wall. Those who watched the non-stop debates on TV saw that many of those who had previously wavered on the issue had been turned into warriors by this shocking incident.

Too bad it never happened. The babies in the incubator story is a classic example of how easy it is for the public and legislators to be mislead during moments of high tension. It's also a vivid example of how the media can be manipulated if we do not keep our guards up. [continue reading]

GOP Selling Babies @ Walmart?

GOVERNORS REFUSE TO SEND NATIONAL GUARD TO BORDER OVER 'INHUMANE' TREATMENT OF CHILDREN

Governor Charlie Baker is canceling deployment of Massachusetts National Guard to border

Cuomo: New York will not deploy National Guard to border

Smirnoff Vodka

Smirnoff takes shots at Trump, real billboard, Detroit, Michigan
Made in America, but we'd be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under Oath. via BDCanuck



Podcast ~ MP3 music, etc.

United State Cafe ~ MP3 Audio:

Podcast

June 18, 2016 Dreamhour
Live Broadcast

Entrepreneur ~ Rubbermaid ~ 02:02

We’re Snapping ~ Ralph Eno ~ 01:23

Native American Ceremonial Song ~ Laura Allan ~ 06:38

Remnants of Paradise ~ The Remnants ~ 03:18

Why Not Try Love Again ~ Jumping’ Jupiter ~ 08:07

Hear the People ~ Loose Gravel with Mike Wilhelm ~ 02:40

Soul Is Satisfied ~ Bobby Kent and the Christian Cadillac ~ 04:32

Friends In Another Lifetime ~ Robin Kilgore ~ 05:41

Waltzing on the Stars ~ Happy Valley String Band ~ 05:53

Playing for Nobody ~ Gabriel Gladstar ~ 04:16

Big Boss Man ~ Mike Wilhelm, and his Bottle Rock Blues
& Rhythm Band featuring Neon Napalm ~ 05:49

Nobody for President ~ Country Joe McDonald ~ 02:07

flying snail studios podcasts



Honorable USA Vietnam Veteran says what?

"Draft Dodging coward wants American people to 'sit up to attention' ...like North Koreans do for a 'fooking dictator'."

"I'd rather kneel on a football field than salute a
Dictator general who would murder Americans!"

National Archives and Records Administration ~ EXTRACT OF REGISTRANT CLASSIFICATION copy



Feetlines 201806.16

Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, AT&T, Verizon,
& Uber pay big money to kill California privacy initiative

Citigroup to pay $100M to settle rate manipulation charges

California sees $9 billion surplus, passes budget to help poor

Sprint, T-Mobile plan to file deal application to FCC on Monday

China announces retaliatory tariffs on $34 billion worth of US goods

‘Lucifer’ Saved: Netflix Picks Up Series For Season 4 After Fox Cancellation



Notes from ~@~

IS IT SAFE YET ???

HyperNormalisation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ~ Source

HyperNormalisation is a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. In the film, Curtis argues that since the 1970s, governments, financiers, and technological utopians have given up on the complex "real world" and built a simple "fake world" that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians

The term "hypernormalisation" is taken from Alexei Yurchak's 2006 book Everything was Forever, Until it was No More: The Last Soviet Generation, about the paradoxes of life in the Soviet Union during the 20 years before it collapsed. A professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, he argues that everyone knew the system was failing, but as no one could imagine any alternative to the status quo, politicians and citizens were resigned to maintaining a pretence of a functioning society. Over time, this delusion became a self-fulfilling prophecy and the "fakeness" was accepted by everyone as real, an effect that Yurchak termed "hypernormalisation".

Chapters

The film consists of nine chapters.

1975

The fiscal crisis in New York City and the emergence of the idea that financial systems could run society; shuttle diplomacy between then-US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Middle Eastern leaders in the Arab-Israeli dispute and the subsequent retreat by Hafez al-Assad of Syria; and the onset of hypernormalisation in the Soviet Union.

The Human Bomb

How, following the United States' involvement in the 1982 Lebanon War, a vengeful al-Assad made an alliance with Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran. They planned to force the US out of the Middle East by encouraging civilians to carry out suicide bombings on American targets in the region, thereby avoiding reprisals. In February 1984, the U.S. withdrew all its troops from Lebanon because, in the words of then-US Secretary of State George P. Shultz, "we became paralysed by the complexity that we faced".

Altered States

By the mid-1980s, banks and corporations were joining up through computer networks to create a hidden system of power, and technological utopians whose roots lay in the counterculture of the 1960s also saw the internet as an opportunity to make an alternative world that was free of political and legal restraints.

Acid Flashback

John Perry Barlow's vision of cyberspace as the 1990s equivalent of the Acid Tests. Barlow, who had been part of the LSD (also known as "acid") counterculture in the 1960s and founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wrote a manifesto called A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. Addressed to politicians, it declared "the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose upon us". Two computer hackers—Phiber Optik and Acid Phreak—knew that in reality corporations were using the internet to exert more control over the lives of people than governments had done in the past, and they demonstrated that hierarchies did exist online by obtaining Barlow's credit record from TRW Inc. and posting it on the internet.

The Colonel

This chapter describes the Reagan administration using Muammar Gaddafi as a pawn in their public relations (PR) strategy of creating a simplified, morally unambiguous foreign policy by blaming him for the 1985 Rome and Vienna airport attacks and the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing that killed US soldiers, both of which European security services attributed to Syrian intelligence agencies. Gaddafi is described as playing along for the sake of increasing his profile in the Arab world as a revolutionary. The 1986 United States bombing of Libya, 10 days after the disco bombing, is described as an operation carried out mainly for PR reasons, because attacking Syria would have been too risky.

The Truth Is Out There

[See also: Paul Bennewitz and Mirage Men]

This chapter begins with a montage of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings recorded by members of the public in the United States. It argues that the phenomenon surrounding UFOs in the 1990s was born out of a counter-intelligence operation designed to make the public believe that secret airborne high-technology weapons systems the US military tested during and after the Cold War were alien visitations. Top secret memos forged by the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations were allegedly leaked to ufologists who spread the manufactured conspiracy theory of a government cover-up to the wider public. The method, called perception management, aimed to distract people from the complexities of the real world. American politics are described as having become increasingly detached from reality. Curtis uses the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of the 1980s as an example of an event that took the West by surprise because reality had become less and less important. A Jane Fonda workout video is shown to illustrate that socialists had given up trying to change the real world and were instead focusing on the self and encouraging others to do the same. The video is intercut with footage of Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, being executed by firing squad and buried following the Romanian Revolution in 1989.

Managed Outcomes

Ulrich Beck is identified as a left-wing German political theorist. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he saw the world as too complex to change, and Beck asserted that politicians should merely keep the West stable by predicting and avoiding risks. Curtis looks at Aladdin, a computer that manages about 7% of the world's financial assets, analysing the past to anticipate what may happen in the future; and how anti-depressant drugs and social media both stabilise the emotions of individuals.

A Cautionary Tale

The start of this chapter is about the flaws of trying to predict the future by using data from the past. Curtis tells the story of how a card counter named Jess Marcum was recruited by Donald Trump to analyse the gambling habits of Akio Kashiwagi at his casino, the Trump Taj Mahal, in Atlantic City, after Trump had lost millions of dollars to Kashiwagi. In an effort to avert the impending bankruptcy of the casino, Marcum devised a model that predicted a way of recouping the money from Kashiwagi, who lost US$10 million. However, before he could pay, he was killed by yakuza gangsters, and the casino went bankrupt, with Trump having to sell many of his assets to the banks.

Attention turns back to the Middle East and the Lockerbie Bombing in 1988. Curtis says that immediately after the bombing, journalists and investigators blamed Syria for carrying out the attack on behalf of Iran in revenge for the shooting down of Iran Air Flight 655 by the United States Navy. It was generally accepted as true until US security agencies announced that Libya was behind the attack. Some journalists and politicians believed that the West had made the volte-face to appease Syria's leader, whom the US and the United Kingdom required as an ally in the coming Gulf War.

He focuses on the spread of suicide bombing tactics from Shia to Sunni Islam and the targeting of civilians in Israel by Hamas during the 1990s. The resulting political paralysis led to a stalling of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process. It is described as an unintended consequence of Israel's response to the 1992 killing of an Israeli border guard.

A montage is shown of clips from pre-9/11 disaster films in which New York City landmarks are variously destroyed by alien invaders, meteorites, and a tsunami. Curtis argues that such films were characteristic of a mood of uncertainty that pervaded the United States at the end of the 20th century.

Curtis shows how Muammar Gaddafi was turned into the West's "new best friend."

A World Without Power

The effect of the Iraq war wreaks havoc on the American psyche and the people retreat into cyberspace. Judea Pearl creates Bayesian networks that mimic human behavior. Judea's son, Daniel Pearl is the first American to be beheaded on a video uploaded to YouTube.

Meanwhile, social media algorithms show information that is pleasing to its users and hence doesn't challenge previously held beliefs. Despite this, Occupy Wall Street emerges in an attempt to disrupt the system by imitating the leaderless system that the internet was once imagined to become. Using a similar method, the Egyptian revolution of 2011 commenced.

Britain, France and the U.S. turn their backs on Muammar Gaddafi once the people rise up against him. The U.S. drops bombs with drones, and then footage of Gaddafi being captured by rebels is shown.

Neither Occupy Wall Street, nor the Arab Spring turn out very well for the revolutionaries.

In Russia, Vladimir Putin and his cabinet of political technologists create mass confusion. Vladislav Surkov uses ideas from art to turn Russian politics into a bewildering piece of theater. Donald Trump used the same techniques in his presidential campaign by using language from Occupy Wall Street and the extreme racist right-wing. Curtis asserts that Trump "defeated journalism" by rendering its fact-checking abilities irrelevant.

The American Left's attempt to resist Trump on the internet had no effect. In fact, they were just feeding the social media corporations who valued their many additional clicks.

Syria's revolution becomes more vicious and violent. The technique of suicide bombing that Curtis argues Hafez al-Assad introduced in order to unite the Middle East has instead torn it apart. Russia uses Surkov's concept of "non-linear warfare" to keep Syria destabilized. Russia claims to leave Syria, but doesn't.

Abu Musab al-Suri in Syria argues terrorists should not carry out large scale attacks such as Osama Bin Laden did, but should instead carry out random small-scale attacks throughout the West to create fear and chaos, that would be more difficult to retaliate against. This destabilization of the West's psyche leads to the passing of the Brexit and the popularity of Donald Trump.

The film closes with a montage, played over a Barbara Mandrell performance.

Don't help me set the table
Cause now there's one less place
I won't lay mama's silver
For a man who won't say grace
If home is where the heart is
Then your home's on the street
Me, I'll read a good book
Turn out the lights and go to sleep

— "Standing Room Only" from This Is Barbara Mandrell


June 11, 2018
...a day your pocketbook will remember
The Day POLITICIANS Took Net Neutrality Away
& why NONE of the ABOVE should be a valid choice on Voter Ballots!


Esurance ~ Election Insurance via Rene Delgado



Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with an hour of oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) it’s Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace followed by a sampling of tunes from this day in 1954 during the 8am (EDT) hour. Dream Hour season returns at 9am (EDT) – long distance – with a batch of sinful selections from “Mike from Ohio.” ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3



Animation for the Appliance Challenged Gallery ~ Blender Stills

Abstract of Ton Roosendaal by Curtis Spangler
Ton Roosendaal, 1999 and remaining images by C. Spangler

DORJEZUMBIRD
FRACTAL POOLCpU - Xlender's friend

XLENDER, Defender of Blender
Xlender, Defender of Blender



Notes from ~@~

In Memory of Our Dear Friend
Jeanni
Who passed peacefully
sitting on her porch, June 4, 2018

Jeanni ~ photograph by C. Spangler
We Love You !!!


Hearing in the Bardo via Isaac McCardle

Jeanni Rasmussen and Elana Dawson September 28, 1984
Jeanni Rasmussen and Elana Dawson, Marin County, 28 September 1984 ~ Photo: Chris W Nelson


Playin’ in the band (Live 1974) Grateful Dead via Alex Nesic

Jeanni and Eileen, Grateful Dead Europe Tour, Amsterdam, Holland, 24 October 1990 ~ Photo: Chris Nelson
Jeanni and Eileen, Grateful Dead Europe Tour, Amsterdam, 24 October 1990 ~ Photo: Chris W Nelson


En el camino via Enrique CA

Jeanni Rasmussen & Renee Lawler, Palapa south of Yelapa, Pisota, Dulce's Quincenera 2002
Jeanni Rasmussen & Renee Lawler, Palapa south of Yelapa, Pisota, Dulce's Quincenera 2002


Into the Mystic, Van Morrison via Scott Wright

Jeanni reading in Michael's Backyard during the September 2015 Northern California Valley Fire
Jeanni reading in Michael's Backyard, Napa, CA during Sept. 2015 Valley Fire ~ Photo: Ann Hackett



Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with an hour of oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) we present an episode of The Legends of Wilmington Jazz, with music from Gerald Price, Wilby Fletcher, Ernie Watts, Matthew Shipp, and concluding with a tune from the Boysie Lowery Big Band. At 8am (EDT) we meet on Clifford’s Corner with Kitty Mayo and Larry Williams, and special guests Shirley Lewis Larke and Ventie Williams Campbell, surviving members of The Continettes, Wilmington’s first “girl group” to record a record. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3

WILMINGTON WRITERS CONFERENCE

WILMINGTON WRITERS CONFERENCE: REFLECTION AND VOICE

WILMINGTON WRITERS PRE-CONFERENCE: REFLECTION AND VOICE

July 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ~ FREE

https://www.delart.org/event/wilmington-writers-conference-reflection-and-voice/

WILMINGTON WRITERS CONFERENCE: REFLECTION AND VOICE

July 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$25 general public, $20 senior citizens and Museum Members, $15 

https://www.delart.org/event/wilmington-writers-conference-reflection-and-voice-2/



Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame~ History of Rock n' Roll in Delaware by Steven Leech

Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
2018 Induction Ceremony
Sunday, July 15, 2018 ~ 2:00 - 6:00 PM EDT

D

The Delaware Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Teddy and the Continentals, a doo-wop group from the early 1960s, headed by Teddy Henry and backed up by Donald Jackson, Lawrence Davis, Gerald Hamilton and Eugene Calloway. With Jerome Jefferson as their instrumentalist and arranger, they had a national hit with “Ev’rybody Pony” in 1961, and later opened for Bill Haley and the Comets and St. Elizabeth High School when Haley tried to revive his career in the early 1960s.

The Five Diamonds, another ‘60s doo-wop group, included Leonard Griffin, William Loper, Jimmy Smith, Coleman Griffin and Chick Lloyd. Managed by Wilmington DJ Mitch Thomas, the group recorded four songs on the Treat label in New York City and once performed at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Andy and the Gigolos, led by Andy Ercole, recorded a song for a new dance called “The Bug” on Vinnie Rago’s Universal label. Ercole also produced records on his Dandy label, including a tune called “Bop Diddle Widdle.”

Vic and the Versatiles was led by Vic Holveck, who had been with Andy and the Gigolos. Formed in the mid-’50s and rising to prominence a decade later, the group didn’t do any commercial recordings, concentrating on playing at clubs, weddings and other social events. Its strength was more pop than rock, Leech says, playing tunes like Tom Jones’ “Delilah.” Until a few months ago, Holveck had been giving music lessons at the Accent Music store on Kirkwood Highway near Newark.

The Hurricanes, another ’50s band, was led by Richie Immediato and featured Joe Allegro Sr., who played with and backed up best-selling rock and pop groups like Danny and the Juniors, the Platters and the Shirelles. Allegro still plays regularly at restaurants and clubs in New Castle County and New Jersey.

Lue Cazz, better known today as Lou Casapulla of Casapulla’s Sub Shops fame, recorded several songs in the ’60s, including a dance tune called “The Walk” on the VeeJay label and “Change Your Ways,” on the California-based ArtTone label.

The Continettes, whose name was part of Rago’s effort to brand them with the Continentals, was a girl group made up of Valerie Robinson, Ventie Jean Williams, Shirley Lewis Larke, Debbi Badson, Jackie Hazzard and keyboardist Linda Powell. Robinson, Leech says, made it big in another area, going to medical school and becoming a surgeon in the Chicago area.

Al Santoro and the Highlighters started as the Starlighters in 1951 and continued playing for some 50 years. Johnny Kay, Bill Haley’s former guitarist, was a mainstay with the group, and Tim Cleary was the band’s bassist from 1979 to 1999. For many years the group got top billing at St. Anthony’s Italian Festival, and Cleary says Santoro would frequently book the band for four gigs in a weekend, moving from club to club, with weddings and festivals in between. The group featured a big band sound, but Kay’s presence helped the Highlighters do covers of rock tunes from Haley’s era, Cleary says.

Lisa Jack built a strong reputation as a blues singer in the ’70s, leading a group called Lisa Jack and the Boys in the Back.

The Watson Brothers Band, led by Gary and Wayne Watson, were a dominant force in Delaware’s club scene in the 1970s and ‘80s. Wayne Watson got his start with the Enfields, a popular band in the late ’60s.

The Sin City Band started in 1974 when Scott Birney and a few friends from Delaware moved to New Hampshire and started playing gigs at Moose lodges and VFW halls. They returned home a year later and soon were traveling to clubs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., in a 1966 GM school bus, Birney says. Members come and go, but the band is still active, playing a mix of blues and country at weddings, parties and, on Monday nights, at Argilla Brewing Co. near Newark.

Larry Tucker, a veteran Delaware musician, still heads his own band, playing a mix of blues, reggae and dance music.

Bill Stevenson, longtime owner of the Stone Balloon, Newark’s legendary rock palace of the 1970s, is being honored as a supporter of Delaware’s rock scene. Sharing supporter billing with Stevenson is Don Bunnell, owner of the old Buggy Tavern on Marsh Road in Brandywine Hundred, another popular venue for rock performances. A third supporter being inducted is Charlie Gibb, known for his photographs of Delaware’s leading rock musicians.

https://outandaboutnow.com/2018/05/31/tribute-local-legends/



Feetlines 201806.07

Study finds that hearing an opposing viewpoint causes no real harm.
Study finds that hearing an opposing viewpoint causes no real harm.

Rudy Giuliani said, "Kim Jong Un Begged for Summit 'on His Hands and Knees'"

Rudy Giuliani’s Five Big Lies About 9/11

Pence: North Korea will 'end like the Libyan model' if Kim does not cooperate

As Trump-North Korea Talks Falter, South Korea Says 'Landmine' John Bolton to Blame

Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian Who Offered A Trump-Putin Meeting

Ramadan ad featuring Trump, Putin, Kim and others goes viral

Trump Hints At Plan To Create 'Space Force' As Sixth Military Branch

Senators Demand FCC Answer for Fake Comments After Realizing Their Identities Were Stolen

Congress approves plan to roll back post-financial-crisis rules for banks

Levin: Mueller’s appointment was unconstitutional

Google removes 'Don’t be evil' from its code of conduct

Against Google

Facebook Allegedly Collects Data On Non-Users, U.K. Report Reveals

Facebook reportedly gave personal data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon and Samsung

Facebook gave Apple, Samsung access to data about users -- and their friends

Apple sees steep increase in U.S. national security requests

Table for One? How the Fermi Paradox attempts to settle the issue of our apparent aloneness in the universe

Why NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on Voter Ballots

Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore

The Network of Spiritual Progressives

is a broad network that seeks to transform our materialist and corporate-dominated culture into a loving and just society. We envision a world based on a New Bottom Line of awe and wonder at the universe where everyone is seen as fundamentally valuable regardless of their role in the marketplace. We call this framework “a spiritual progressive worldview.” Our network includes environmentalists, social activists and people of all walks of life who identify as religious, spiritual, atheist, and secular humanist. [continue reading]

Tikkun
to heal, repair, and transform the world

Tikkun brings together progressive Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Wiccan, secular humanist, and agnostic/atheist voices to talk about social transformation and strategies for political and economic democratization. These authors discuss the best ways to support the evolution of consciousness needed to save our planet from environmental destruction and from the perversion of human relations generated by the globalization of selfishness and materialism popularly known as capitalist globalization. In this way,Tikkun creates space for the emergence of a Religious Left that can not only counter the power of the Religious Right, but can also cross certain Left/Right boundaries by speaking to the deepest needs of human beings—needs that are obscured by the “values-free” education and media discourse that predominates in contemporary Western societies. [continue reading]

Political vision & spiritual wisdom
by Rabbi Michael Lerner




Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin via Randy Rhoads



Notes from ~@~

Forty-four Years Ago

Ashbury



Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with an hour of oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) it's Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace. The Morrie Sims Show follows at 8am (EDT), which is followed by The Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where we’ll play some vintage rockabilly from downstate and from Wilmington. On the Club Baby Grand we’ll play a portion of Clifford Brown’s final performance recorded about a week before he died, after which a portion of a musical event from the actual Club Baby Grand less than two months after Brownie’s tragic passing. We wind things up with the beginnings of Lem Winchester’s career, which sadly enough lasted as long as Clifford’s. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3

Special Dreamstreets #58
on Wilmington music in the 20th century
Dreamstreets Archive



Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ?

Why understanding Identity
Fusion is so important

Article by OMFGWhatHaveWeDONE

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Identity Fusion - aka “Sports team” mode

A majority of the United States is confused by the behavior of ~34% of the rest of the country.

To grasp what has happened, you just have to realize that some political supporters have gone into “Sports Teams” mode. They have turned politics into an Identity Fusion issue.

Basically, they have stopped thinking about the representative government as a functional group of public servants. They are thinking about it as if it's their "team" and everything political has become "us versus them."

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Some characteristics of a team fanatic

[ I'm using Trump Supporters as an example because it's currently the most obvious example, but it can apply to both sides to some degree. ]

Once you realize this is what's happening, the common attributes are there to see:

Wearing identifying clothing (hats, badges, colors, logos, slogans) in everyday life.

Loyalty regardless of performance or behavior of their "team."

Instant disrespect for any member of the opposing team based solely on team affiliation.

Hatred of any perceived disloyalty from fellow team fans.

Having rallies and parades even when there is no pending game with the primary goal to celebrate and reenforce being loyal.

At gatherings, fans chant slogans and/or sing.

Team players (not fans, but players) are 100% supported unless they leave the team. Then they are ostracized and demonized even though they are basically the same person.

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This simple concept explains the logic-defying behavior we are constantly seeing in politics today.

I debated posting this on Memorial Day. It's a day Americans look back and remember the sacrifices other Americans made for us.

We need to stop with the divisive team fanaticism against each other. We are Americans and our government is made up of civil servants who [are supposed to?] swear loyalty [to?] the Constitution... they are NOT your sports team.

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Want to know more?

Paper on Identity Fusion from University of Texas:

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c5c0/9988102c68dea5cfd34d67a28dab59a99932.pdf

More readable version of this information from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_fusion

[Note: this content is OC and probably contains spelling and/or grammar errors. I'm not a professional journalist or writer. Just a long time Imgurian who likes to make memes. Please let me know of any mistakes.]



Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ?

Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ 7 Graphic by C. Spangler ~ Click to Open Flying Snail Views link
Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you!

Who are Ministers of Satan?

DEMONIZED by RELIGIOUS RIGHT,
GOP REPUBLICAN MAJORITY
,
and SILENT MAJORITY
:

ROBERT MUELLER: ~ Churchgoer ~ War hero
Public servant. ~ Loyal family man and devoted father to a disabled child.

Just a reminder :) via https://www.reddit.com/user/ALostPaperBag

CHAMPIONED by RELIGIOUS RIGHT,
GOP REPUBLICAN MAJORITY,
and SILENT MAJORITY
:

DONALD TRUMP: Never attends church ~ Draft Dodger
Slept with a porn star right after his wife gave birth to their youngest child.

Who are Ministers of Satan?

Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you!
Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ 7 Graphic by C. Spangler ~ Click to Open Flying Snail Views link

The GOD of Christians, Muslims, and Jews said,

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Thou Shalt Not Steal

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbors Wife

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor

amongst other things, and Jesus extended this concept when he said:

Christians are to no longer execute sinners, so they should not wage carnal war, but spiritual warfare
(John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:6-8)

Christians must be peacemakers forgiving those who do them harm treating their enemies with love and not seeking revenge
(Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19), (Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 6:9-15; Mark 11:25-26), (Luke 6:27-36) (Romans 12:17-21; 1 Peter 3:8-12)

Hatred, which is the same as murder, is unforgiving, vengeful and hostile towards one's enemies
(1 John 3:15)

but... Y'all seem hell-bent on creating a
עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב

spacerMAQA ~ Make America Question Authority
MAQA ~ Make America Question Authority


Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello ~ The ghost of Tom Joad via Guitar Music
Nobody for President ~~ Tom Morello ~~ http://www.tommorello.com



Stormy Weather


The Jumpin’ Jive, The Nicholas Brothers, Stormy Weather, 1943 via Andrew Choreographer


Stormy Weather, Lena Horne via Movie Memories


Stormy Weather via Jeff Reiter


Stormy Weather, Charles Mingus with Eric Dolphy via rascaldani



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



Notes from ~@~


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"



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



Amestizo [Randy CrazyHorse] ~ Shaman

Chaco Culture National Historical Park via Wikipedia

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



Carolyn Garcia ~ Mountain Girl


On the Bus, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia from vimeo



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. [Click to Continue Reading] ~ Great MP3 Podcasts via Mike Wilhelm:

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



Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Investigative Satirist


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



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 Ishtar [Not Work Safe]
Alternative via Ignas Laugalis and 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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