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Presidential Debate Tonight~! WATCH IT.

Posted by invizweb on November 5, 2012

(C) Free and Equal

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I will have to say I do not always agree with the RT network.  However, after taking this quiz and another which examine your political stances with those of candidates running, I find I have more in common with “fringe oddballs” than I do with the two mainstream parties.   So tonight, I am going to be watching this debate featuring Dr.  Jill Stein and Governor Gary Johnson, two Presidential Candidates not given the same media coverage as those other two guys.   Read the rest of this entry »

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A Democracy…

Posted by invizweb on July 4, 2010

2010 Addendum:  Rather than repost my original post over I have decided to timeshift the revision with this addendum.   Each year on the Fourth of July I exemplify “Americana” with my First Amendment rights by acknowledging some of the most atrocious events in 20th Century United States history perhaps to redress grievances.  Also, the old adage is, “Those who do not learn from the Past are Doomed to repeat it.”  In this era of unpunished financial scams, corporate vainglory, and “Soviet spies” this holds especially true.

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Updated: CNN Video Addendum to “Witch” Crusade Mutilates and Murders Children in Nigeria

Posted by invizweb on November 24, 2009

Addendum (11/24/2009):  Here is a video from CNN in which a witch hunt and trial occurs in India.

Jason Pitzl-Waters has brought up an important subject that current afflicts many children in Nigeria.

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CIA memo details procedures for breaking detainees

Posted by invizweb on September 3, 2009

From an article Nick MacFie editted for Reuters: Read the rest of this entry »

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From the Huffington Post: You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

Posted by invizweb on April 19, 2009

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LET IT DIE: Rushkoff on the economy

Posted by invizweb on March 24, 2009

In a perfect world, the stock market would decline another 70 or 80 percent along with the shuttering of about that fraction of our nation’s banks. Yes, unemployment would rise as hundreds of thousands of formerly well-paid brokers and bankers lost their jobs; but at least they would no longer be extracting wealth at our expense. They would need to be fed, but that would be a lot cheaper than keeping them in the luxurious conditions they’re enjoying now. Even Bernie Madoff costs us less in jail than he does on Park Avenue.

Alas, I’m not being sarcastic. If you had spent the last decade, as I have, reviewing the way a centralized economic plan ravaged the real world over the past 500 years, you would appreciate the current financial meltdown for what it is: a comeuppance. This is the sound of the other shoe dropping; it’s what happens when the chickens come home to roost; it’s justice, equilibrium reasserting itself, and ultimately a good thing.

I started writing a book three years ago through which I hoped to help people see the artificial and ultimately dehumanizing landscape of corporatism on which we conduct so much of our lives. It’s not just that I saw the downturn coming—it’s that I feared it wouldn’t come quickly or clearly enough to help us wake up from the self-destructive fantasy of an eternally expanding economic frontier. The planet, and its people, were being taxed beyond their capacity to produce. Try arguing that to a banker whose livelihood is based on perpetuating that illusion, or to people whose retirement incomes depend on just one more generation falling for the scam. It’s like arguing to Brooklyn’s latest crop of brownstone buyers that they’ve invested in real estate at the very moment the whole market is about to tank. (I did; it wasn’t pretty.)

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Innauguration Day 11:30AM EST and Media Coverage

Posted by invizweb on January 20, 2009

Turned on the TV to watch the Colbert Report after realizing that Obama isn’t making his speech yet.  I voted for Barack Obama so Sarah Palin, whom I personally do not agree with on 99% of life issues, does not enter the White House.  The media coverage has been interesting this week.

– On Monday Night RAW, video footage was shown of GW Bush receiving a WWE World Heavyweight Belt replica sent by Vince.  Jerry “the King” Lawler dead pan said, “You might not agree with the President, but he is the Champion of Truth.”  My gods, some people in the rest of this nation…

– On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart made mention of Martin Luther King III’s appearence at the Innauguration festival yesterday in D.C.  He also made fun of Dr. King’s son’s weight not less than three times, and had three bouts of the giggles pertaining to it.

– At 10:33 AM, just about I flipped thought the channels to watch the coverage.  The first channel I flipped to was CNN where Tara Hill and another self-admitted Conservative, extolled Barack Obama’s virtues and compared him to Ronald Reagen?  They put over Regaenomics and asked for Obama to follow that example.  Good grief.

– Then flipping to the CW, owned by Warner Brothers and Westinghouse jointly, reporters were trying to sell Obama dog collars.  No promising…

– And finally on CBS, they did a historical piece on William Henry Harrisson, the 9th President of the United States.  He died after catching pneumonia on Innauguration Day, less than a month in office.  The correspondent for CBS, who was supposedly a descendant of Harrison thus warned Barack that his reign could be a short one.  OK…

– On a related note, yesterday Rachel Maddow, who is still “sappy,” brought a professor in Race Relations to her show, and she said this si just the beginning: 150 plus years after the abrogation from slavery, there is finally an African-American President of the United States.  But there are still much racial tension int he United States, she added, and hopefully Barack Oabama will help address some of these during his Presidency.

So Barack Obama will be President in an hour or so.  I do not know how I feel yet.  I will have to wait and see.  Will this be a new stage set in history?  I hope so…

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YuleTide: The Twelve Deities of Solstice #11 – BALUMAIN, Protector of the Kalash

Posted by invizweb on December 31, 2008

In the Chitral district of Pakistan, overshadowed by the Hindu Kush mountain range, live the Kalash. Kalash’s polytheistic indigenous religion is the one of the last of the original Indo-European religions. Although it is related to the other two survivors, Hinduism (which some would call a misnomer as its various branches traditionally thought themselves to be separate from the rest) and Zoroastrianism, this religion has its distinct Gods, tales, rites, and rituals.  The Kalasha religion has only approximately3,000 adherents left in the world .

(C) Rosetta Kureshi on Flickr

(C) Rosetta Kureshi on Flickr

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Disinformation: World News – Mystic Canine Suicide

Posted by invizweb on December 9, 2008

Disinformation: World News – Mystic Canine Suicide

“Conspiracy Theorists in Israel, DARPA’s robotic soldiers of the future, and mysterious dog suicides in Scotland, all on this week’s installment of Disinformation: World News.”

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Disinformation: World News – Cast a Vote or Cast a Spell

Posted by invizweb on November 14, 2008

Raymond and Joe at the Stonehenge of the ATL area~!

Raymond and Joe at the Stonehenge of the ATL area~!

Description from Disinfo‘s site:

In the first episode of Disinformation: World News, Raymond and Joe report on the results of the recent elections in the United States, including an election exclusive that you won’t find anywhere else! In military news, the capture and imprisonment of “spy pigeons” in the vicinity of Iran’s controversial nuclear facilities has raised eyebrows in intelligence circles throughout the world. Finally, occult expert Austin Gandy returns with a new edition of “The Invisible College.” Cast a vote or cast a spell, this week on Disinformation: World News.

Episode One – Cast a Vote or Cast a Spell

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Will closet racism derail Obama?

Posted by invizweb on November 4, 2008

By Laura Smith-Spark (BBC News)

“Two decades ago, Douglas Wilder watched as a 9% lead in the polls in the race to be Virginia’s governor slipped to just one-tenth of 1% when the ballots were counted.

He still won the election – becoming the first African-American to be elected a US state governor – but the narrowness of his victory led analysts to speculate that he had been a victim of a white hesitancy to vote for a black man.

The theory goes that some white voters tell opinion pollsters they will vote for a black candidate – but then, in the privacy of the polling booth, put their cross against a white candidate’s name.

And the fear among some supporters is that this could happen to Barack Obama on 4 November, when the country votes for its next president.

The phenomenon is known as the Bradley, or Wilder effect.

Tom Bradley was an African-American mayor of Los Angeles who, running for California’s governorship in 1982, saw a sizeable eve-of-polling lead evaporate on election day, giving victory to his white rival, Republican George Deukmejian.

In 1989, the year Wilder became governor of Virginia, David Dinkins was elected the first African-American mayor of New York – but he also saw an 18-point lead in the polls shrink to a winning margin of just two points on the day.

Charles Henry, a California professor who was among the first to research the Bradley effect, says Mr Obama would need a double-digit lead to feel confident of victory.

Other pundits have suggested a six- to nine-point cushion may be sufficient. Mr Obama currently has a lead of about this size, according to most polls.

But Mr Wilder, now mayor of Richmond, Virginia, and a supporter of the Obama campaign, told the BBC News website that he believes racism will not have a major impact this time.

“Will there be some effect? Yes. Are there some people who just cannot bring themselves to vote for an African-American? Yes.”

But, he said: “America has grown, people have grown.”

Controversies over race have cast a shadow over this campaign.

Popular conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has referred to Mr Obama as the “little black man-child” and Fox News has called his wife, Michelle Obama, his “baby-mama”.

One Republican senator described Mr Obama as “uppity”, a word formerly used to describe blacks who had ideas above their station.

Reports of racist jibes among audiences at some recent McCain rallies led John Lewis, a Democratic congressman from Georgia, to accuse Mr McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin of “sowing the seeds of hatred and division” – a charge they deny.”

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Unfortunately, the overseas Chinese news media, a traditionally ultra conservative group, has done well to sway my parents of “the dangers of voting Obama.”

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Did the U.S. Prep Georgia for War with Russia?

Posted by invizweb on August 12, 2008

Nathan Hodge wrote for Wired:

Georgia and Russia are careening towards war. And the U.S. isn’t exactly a detached observer in the fight. The American military has been training and equipping Georgian troops for years.

The news thus far: Georgia, which has been locked in a drone war over the separatist enclave of Abkhazia, has launched an offensive to reclaim another breakaway territory, South Ossetia. Latest reports indicate that Georgian forces are laying siege to Tskhinvali, the South Ossetian capital. And Russia, which has backed the separatists, is sending in the tanks.

So why should we care? Oh, just the prospect of a larger regional war that could drag in Russia – and involve the United States as well. Since early 2002, the U.S. government has given a healthy amount of military aid to Georgia. When I last visited South Ossetia, Georgian troops manned a checkpoint outside Tskhinvali — decked out in surplus U.S. Army uniforms and new body armor.

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