Just in time for the Super
Bowl! Alan Watt's harsh analysis on the purpose of sports in our
culture: The Truth About
you seen Homeland Security’s instructional
video for confronting a murderer? Cower under a desk. Fight back
Arp Xigar read that I slept
in the desert and listened to coyotes singing. He sent me the
following cartoon by Sam Singer, called by Animato magazine
"the Ed Wood of animation." Watch Bucky
and Pepito - The Coyote Catcher.
Military equipment flowing to
local law enforcement raises
I wonder what Gabrielle
Gifford - who, before she was shot was a pro-gun, Blue
Dog Democrat - would think if she was actually aware of the way
she is being used as a puppet by anti-Second Amendment extremists.
Politics don't get any more shameful then this.
Here's Feinstein's Assault
Weapon ban bill.
Fighting for American freedom
in the Middle East is like going to the strip club to work on your
(Hey, maybe we should make guns illegal so we can be
safe like Mexico.)
You know, you have to go there
a least once in your life.
Some of my favorite Facebook
posts from my trip:
1/20 near Lakeview, OR:
"I just dropped into the north end of
the enormous basin that runs from here in southern Oregon all the
way to Mexico, which is my planned route. Coming into the town of
Lakeview at night in 15 degree weather with the thermal springs and
fountains steaming and everything else frozen white is like a scene
from Dante's Inferno."
1/22 near Beatty, NV:
Beatty, NV and descending into Death Valley (but I shall fear no
1/22 near Furnace Creek, CA:
Pond, Death Valley. Blue skies. Very few people. Seventy degrees.
Last time I was here with James it was 54 degrees hotter."
1/23 near Twenty Nine Palms,
spending most of yesterday photographing in Death Valley, I drove
the sparsely traveled Kelbaker "Road" from Baker, CA,
through the Mojave Preserve to Twenty Nine Palms. The road is to
road building what graffiti is to art - interesting but
unconventional: in some places, instead of paving, they merely
scraped the ground and painted the lines directly on the packed
near Yuma, AZ:
"I'm sitting in the Yuma desert on my
mom's porch 7/8ths of the way through my second drink trying to
convince mom and her boyfriend to dump the prescription drugs and
get a prescription hooch card and maybe tie-dye that kiss-the-cook
apron and actually enjoy this amazing desert that is howling and
vibrating all around us."
near Yuma, AZ:
"I'm outside in my sleeping bag in the
65 degree Yuma desert looking up at the stars and wondering what
kind of sign would help me understand life and my place in the
universe. And then the coyotes begin to sing."
Here's a panoramic cell phone
video of me somewhere in the Mojave Desert.
I spent last Friday night in
Not a bad view for a $40 hotel room.
I prefer downtown Vegas to The Strip. The hotels are
cheaper, and it's no myth that the casinos pay off better downtown.
Also, the decadence and insanity is concentrated into a very tight
I'm gone, my faithful readers.
See you in a week or so...
Road trip! It's past time: I
need to get away from this city, away from work, away from this
chill, away from this computer. No more gun talk. No more Obama
talk, drone talk, bad banker talk, apocalypse talk. No right wing,
no left wing, no pro, no con. No NDAA, no NRA, no I-502. No
confirmation hearings, no executive orders, no Drudge, no
Huffington, no asteroid close calls, no particulate levels, no
OtherSpokane, no Spokesman-Review, no Inlander, no YouTube, no
Well, okay, I'll still upload
to Facebook. But all that other stuff - no.
I'm planning another epic Stik
Mann road trip - this time with instant photo and video uploading
ability. I'm departing in the next few days. Friend
me on Facebook if you want to tag along. Stay tuned for more
In the New York Times: Who
says you can kill Americans, Mr. President? "President
Obama has refused to tell Congress or the American people why he
believes the Constitution gives, or fails to deny, him the authority
to secretly target and kill American citizens who he suspects are
involved in terrorist activities overseas."
video of a DEA agent giving a gun safety demonstration to a
classroom of kids whereupon he SHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE FOOT. He then
proceeds to try and handle yet another gun. The kids shout,
"Put it down! Put it down!"
The Cave: an adaptation of Plato's
allegory in claymation.
ACLU files lawsuits against Philadelphia
Police Department for
arresting citizens who photograph or video tape them.
"Never forget that
everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
Luther King, Jr.
baffling discoveries that science can't explain.
If you believe the hype on
the local news, there is a gun-totting cult of 7,000 wacked out
North Idaho survivalist families about to erect the Disney version
of David Koresh's fantasy fortress.
But Benewah County sheriff, Dave Resser, isn't buying it.
"...(A) project of this size and nature - the logistics are
extreme... road access, power, sewage, none of these items have been
approached or even talked about..."
NBC Nightly News just did 30
seconds on Michelle Obama's birthday hairdo.
Look for reports to come up in
the next few days: the FBI and Homeland Security knew of serious
plans to assassinate leaders of the Occupy Wall Street movement
across the country and did nothing to warn the potential victims.
“Can you imagine being put on a list because you’re
a threat? What’s going to happen when they come to the media? What
if the media becomes a threat? … This is the way this works. It’s
~ Ron Paul
Franklin, scientist, author, politician, political theorist,
printer, musician, satirist, inventor, statesman and civic activist,
was born on this date in 1706.
The Inlander, coming out
the AR-15 as its cover photo and story.
Are you made of copper and
tellurium? 'Cause you're kind of Cu
Here's what's about to start a
civil war: Obama
announces 23 executive orders to control guns.
It's not just about personal
protection. It's not just about the protection of personal
liberties. It's not just about following the Constitution. It's also
about the responsibility, danger, excitement, skill, fellowship, and
sheer joy involved in shooting guns for sport.
Evidence: Watch my film Fun
with Firearms with Jesse James Hennessy.
The Fourth Amendment, gone. Fifth Amendment, gone. Sixth Amendment, gone. Now they're
carving away at the Second Amendment. What's next? Should we be more careful about what we say?
Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller in Oregon sent a letter
to Vice President Joe Biden to inform him that he
will not be enforcing any unconstitutional gun laws passed by
According to a Washington
Post-ABC News poll, an assault-weapons ban has the support of 58
percent of Americans. According to a USA
Today poll, 70 percent of Americans believe Saddam Husseim was
responsible for the 9-11 attacks.
Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control.
New York residents
will be arrested if they are caught with more than seven rounds in
their firearms, even for home defense.
Only criminals and control
freaks benefit. Americans should be outraged at the arrogance and
the arbitrariness of this, where - with this part of the bill, at
least - law-abiding citizens are purposefully targeted and held in
the sights. Ready. Aim...
creepy new ways for police to intrude on your rights: Handcuffs
that give shocks? Mobile iris scan readers? Thanks to Homeland
Security cash, police departments are stocking up on all kinds of
creepy new technologies.
New York Senate passes
strict gun ban.
of the most powerful Democrats in Washington - Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid -
offers a valuable reminder that gun control is
even more complicated than we thought: The
NRA’s Democratic helpers.
All of the two million dollar
luxury apartments in the Kansas
"doomsday-proof" missile silo have been sold. Not to
worry, though; they're
building another. Does anyone else see major problems with this?
Isn't it basic knowledge that if you live in a hole, all someone has
to do to enslave, starve, smother or kill you is to plug the hole?
We can only be kept in the
cages we do not see: a brief
history of human enslavement.
It's being widely
reported that cyclist Lance Armstrong has admitted to doping in
a pre-recorded interview with Oprah Winfrey. Wake me when it's
much evidence does the President need to determine that a particular
American can be lawfully killed?” Senator Ron Wyden, a Democratic
member of the Senate intelligence committee, asks of John Brennan,
nominee to be head of the CIA. “Does the President have to provide
individual Americans with the opportunity to surrender before
no answers from Brennan or the White House.
Right here I was going to
provide a link to a story from ScienceAcademy.org entitled
"Scientific Evidence that You Probably Don't Have Free
Will", but I chose not to and I chose not to read it.
Here's five Yellowstone Park
geothermal features which I
rename in honor of comedians from the Golden Age of Television.
Ron Wyden of Oregon, a member of the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence, is asking John Brennan, who is looking to be confirmed
for the top CIA job, to
provide Congress with the secret legal opinions outlining the
government’s ability to target and kill Americans believed to
be involved in terrorism.
No answer yet from the White
like civil war...
A new Montana bill - HB
145 - proposes to nullify all unconstitutional federal
implementation of federal policies in and for Montana by federal
executive branch agencies that is contrary to the
United States constitution and fundamental notions of
federalism and self-determination must be identified,
the bill doin'?
How to draw a
How to paint a realistic eye.
Dr. Peter Breggin
testifies before the FDA during its hearing on
History of American Empire by Howard
hidden cost of war: In 2003, Donald Rumsfeld - with a straight
face - estimated that "the war on terror" would cost $60
billion. We're now pushing three trillion. War mongers are laughing
all the way to the bank.
During the Q & A portion
of Saturday night's 92nd Miss America pageant, Miss Iowa was asked
about the way marijuana should be treated in our society.
"I don't think it should
be used for anything but recreational use and health care," she
America, flirting with the
dark side of history. You think mass killings of political
dissidents couldn't happen in the United States? Think
the novel beyond saving? Novelists believe they can't compete
with the shiny objects on the Internet -- and therein lies the
The president signs a law
giving himself and G.W. Bush federally
subsidized armed guards for life.
Here's a link to 38
survival downloads and handbooks.
Narrated by trial lawyer William “Billy” Murphy,
Jr. (from HBO’s The Wire), here's Ten
Rules for Dealing with Police. It depicts innocent people
dealing with heavy-handed policing tactics used every day in the
If we needed a whole new
agency to defend this country (i.e., The Department of Homeland
Security), what has the Department of Defense been doing all of this
for the Orlando Sentinel still get reprinted after 20 years
because it remains so relevant.
Here's an interesting shot
from the movie Sucker Punch - the
My friend Randall says the
Jew in him made him look twice:
Many insects have telescoping
When other nations finally get
drones - and they will - and they suspect a terrorist is hiding near
a school in the U.S., Americans won't mind if they bomb, right?
Especially since we feel morally justified to do it to other
countries, right? Right?
From drone strikes to proxy detentions to
warrantless wiretapping, Obama
has kept the U.S. on permanent war footing.
Hmmm... Gun advocates thank
Harry Reid and celebrate "secret" Obamacare
provision forbidding an executive order to regulate guns and
Sheriff to feds: "You are never going to pull guns out of
Harassed by the FBI and
others, internet freedom activist Aaron
Swartz, committed suicide on Friday at age 26, but his
life was driven by courage and passion.
full statement by Aaron Swartz' family blaming out-of-control
prosecution for his death.
Here's a formal White
House petition to remove the prosecutor responsible for bullying
Aaron Swartz to death.
to Swartz from NYT.
"Information is power.
But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for
~ Aaron Swartz
Christian narrates a
complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the
Internet, in 18 minutes.
New York artist to debut "drone-proof"
anti-surveillance clothing line.
If a good American has 10 guns, and a federal law requires him to
turn in eight of them, how many does he have left?
a website dedicated to stopping the NDAA,
specifically about Hedges
v. Obama: a lawsuit against the indefinite detention of American
The U.S. government is
to create multiple fake social media profiles to promote
on the history of architecture.
throwing medical marijuana patients into federal prison at
unprecedented rate; sent to prison despite compliance with state
medical marijuana laws.
Obama's CIA pick, John
Brennan, stinks of torture
and targeted killings.
Secret documents reveal "counterterrorism"
monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement from its earliest
Robert F.Kennedy Jr: "Very
convincing" evidence that John F. Kennedy wasn't killed by a
lone gunman. He says his father believed the Warren Commission
report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."
One out of every 86 adults in
Louisiana is in prison. How
to run a prison for profit.
George Orwell called sports “war minus the
shooting.” A bit elitist perhaps. Competition
is brutal, ruthless, and full of joy.
Some of the most bizarre
animal penises around: detachables
and ballistics just to name a few.
The Icelandic revolution has
not been televised. Why
was it not mentioned on mainstream media?
"We still name our
military helicopter gunships after victims of genocide. Nobody bats
an eyelash about that: Blackhawk, Apache and Comanche. If the
Luftwaffe named its military helicopters Jew and Gypsy, I suppose
people would notice."
Conspiracy Theory in five minutes.
Gun confiscation "unconstitutional and would cause insurrection
in the country."
Paul: The Obama administration’s effort to pass a draconian
gun ban via executive order could cause a second American
You've probably heard that
Spokane has been chosen as the third
gayest city in America by the nation's largest gay rights magazine
But, Spokane the third gayest
city in America? In the last election, voters in Spokane county
rejected gay marriage by 56%.
Tacoma, who was voted the number one gayest city, rejected gay
marriage by 52%, and is the population center of the only Puget
Sound county to do so.
Ooooo-kay. As it turns out,
Larry is not missing after all (see the earlier post below).
Apparently the problem was a combination of miscommunications and
Facebook frenzy. Anyway, he's a good guy and I'm glad he's not a
Larrysickle on some I-90 side cliff.
Larry Shepard, 42, also
known as Lazer
Larry the Piercer,
went missing Wednesday night on his way to Seattle. His last contact
was around 6:00 pm, and he had just made it over Snoqualmie Pass. He
never made it to his destination. He was driving a dark blue '95
Subaru Outback wagon. If you have any information, call the police.
Wyoming has introduced House
Bill No. HB0104 providing that any federal law which attempts to
ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a
firearm or other limitation on firearms in the state shall be
unenforceable. Any government agent trying to enforce a federal gun
law will be guilty of a felony.
Reality Check: Executive
order for gun control - can it happen?
The onetime CEO of National
Lampoon Inc., was sentenced
to 50 years in prison for defrauding investors in an unrelated
company he partly controlled. I find this strangely humorous.
down world map.
“Whenever you put your
faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you wind up
an apologist for mass murder.”
one knows the answers to: from one of TED's
Moneyless Manifesto: the entire book online - demystifying money
and the system that binds us to it.
Police raid the home of a
mourning husband to
confiscate his deceased wife's painkillers.
You still have time to get in
on this: Available
on Ebay - Caveman's AR15 Assault Rock. Current bid is only
$180. Free shipping!
Siberian princess reveals her 2,500
year old tattoos.
from the Mariana
Citizen spies are being recruited by the police. Taxi
drivers will be the newest snitches for the State. Reminiscent
of East Germany, the spies will be
reporting all "suspicious" things they notice on their
routes. "If you see something, say something."
if Jupiter was the same distance from the Earth as the Moon?
collapse! We're as powerful as ancient Rome."
Just confess, Lance.
I thought you had ball.
At least read the first few
paragraphs of this article Guantanamo
is Still Open by an attorney who is representing one of the
prisoners. I salute Michael Moore for publishing this.
says it's going to retire one of its eight Monopoly pieces and let
the public pick a new one. I say scrap the iron, the boot, the
Scottie dog, the hat, the wheelbarrow, the car, the
battleship, and the thimble; and update them: an
EBT card, a jail cell door, an AK-47, a bong, an eviction notice, a
drone, a gas pump, and something totally ambiguous that could be
either a sex toy or some kind of Christmas food-loaf.
New York Gov. Andrew
Cuomo outlined a seven-point gun control plan and called for
the state to enact the “toughest assault weapon ban in the nation”
in his State of the State address today.
SOFEX is where the world's leading generals
come to buy everything from handguns to laser-guided missile systems.
Obama's pick for CIA
director, John Brennan, claimed in summer 2011 there had been no
civilian deaths in nearly a year. But dozens
of civilians were killed in a strike weeks before his speech.
extremism and dishonesty rewarded with CIA Director nomination.
wants to start using drones for "peacekeeping
How the U.S. military
plans to control the internet.
Here's the military's document
on Information Operations.
report on the document.
say: Congress is now less popular than cockroaches and Genghis
It was nearly 60 degrees in
Walla Walla at 5 o'clock this morning.
As we debate why our society
is so violent, U.S.
drones kill 25 people in Pakistan in two days. But there's no
connection here, right?
Check with Ben Swann: Piers Morgan vs. Alex Jones, and the truth
about gun homicide rates.
Watch the "debate" here: Part
The following night, Piers
Morgan's guests call for shooting Alex Jones, and all have a
good laugh about it.
Here's the largest freely available archive of online
books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on
33rd annual Golden Raspberry Award nominations (aka Razzies)
for the worst achievements in cinema have been announced. The final
chapter in the "Twilight" series appeared in every single
category, including worst picture, worst director, worst screenplay
and worst acting.
What a joke. Texas
cop freaks out on a journalist. Justice in America has become a
big, pathetic joke.
to sleep warm if you're winter camping or if the electricity is
magician's con: Renewing FISA
under the smokescreen of the fiscal cliff jabbering.
judge rules Bradley Manning was illegally treated, awards 112
days credit. That means if they give him 52 years - which is what he
is facing - he will only have to serve 51 years and 253 days.
Bowie releases first song in 10 years - and there's an album to
come in March.
Jones on Piers
Morgan "debating" gun control. They
both come across like babbling idiots.
How do you feel about the
government confiscating an extra 2% of your wages starting this
week? And half of that will be used to blow up unsuspecting poor
people in faraway countries... Enjoying that big government you asked for?
Washington state is getting a
growing list of pot growing tips: residents
weigh in with ideas on what rules growers should face.
Bombs away! The mastermind of
Obama's "secret" drone war, John
Brennan, was chosen
yesterday to head the CIA.
Ben Cramer, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, dead at 62.
world's most pierced man has 453 piercings - 278 of them are on his
penis and testicles.
Wanna see a picture? No, me neither...
torture, again... Newspaper such as the Washington Post still
give space to people like former CIA torturer-in-chief José A.
Rodriguez Jr. to spout their lies.
surprising facts about Google.
Vlogger Julie Borowski, aka TokenLibertarianGirl
posted this video,
addressing the lack of female Libertarians. Cathy
Reisenwitz, a Libertarian
blogger at Anarcho-Capitalism-blog.com,
responded with Sex, Butts
Spirit Arms, a gun shop in Scottsdale, Arizona, had its recent
deposits frozen by Bank of America, according to owner Joe Sirochman.
Recent talk of new gun laws
caused a 500% jump in his website e-commerce, says Sirochman,
and that the swelling deposits coughed up a red flag with B of A,
who froze the deposits for future review. When he finally got a
manager on the phone for an explanation, Sirochman quotes them as
saying, "We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on
He has since gotten most of
the deposits returned. He's set up a new account - with a local
While everyone was watching the fiscal-cliff
debacle, Congress and Barack
Obama decided that they could still eavesdrop on Americans' private
conversations without putting themselves to the trouble of
obtaining a warrant.
Penn and Teller don't need
to cut through the BS about
the Swiss are never invaded and why their crime rate is so low.
million dog mummies have been recovered at the dog catacomb in
National Geographic: CIA
Here's a look at eyewitness accounts from the scenes
of the Colorado theater shooting, the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting
and the Connecticut elementary school shooting that indicate more
than one shooter may have been involved in all three shootings.
On this date 224 years ago, the U.S.
held its first
Technology companies from around the world are
showing off their newest
developments at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Wow, again - here on MSNBC: Is
it time to get rid of the U.S. Constitution? These talks are
always connected to gun control.
mystery of consciousness, from both scientific and mystical
Arthur Kroker on Born
Again Ideology - the remixing of faith-based politics and
cyberwar in the American mind.
On January 15, 1919, a giant
tank full of 14,000
tons of molasses burst and created a 30-foot wave rolling
throught the streets of Boston, killing 21 people and injuring 150.
Ho hum... More
"militants" or someone killed somewhere by someone's
drones... Isn't the 'Hawks game on yet?
Ex-FBI agent on
the Kennedy assassination.
Did you know that one of the
ways people are seriously talking about averting financial chaos is
to mint one (as in one single one, as in one less than two) -
Goodman on Obama's
continuing Bush's attacks on American liberties.
Another smart guy trying
to explain the Higgs boson to the rest of us.
Why let drug companies have
all the fun? You can invent diseases, too! Click
the "Generate" button to create your own desease,
disorder or syndrome.
that rule the world.
Is zero an even number.
round and round.
then....Pegasus. Here's your damn Pegasus and your damn rainbow.
Why...? Yesterday Rep. Jose'
Serrano D-NY filed H.J.Res.
"Proposing an amendment
to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second
article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number
of terms an individual may serve as President."
Only Eight Types of TV Shows that Get Made.
Feel - insanely inventive animation.
Rot - a short, face paint,
Five Second Horror
- a five-second long horror story in claymation.
important things you won't believe were invented in comics.
"We all agree that there’s
a limit beyond which more material goods would make little
difference to the goodness of our lives. But almost all of us think
we are considerably below that limit."
and the Good Life.
Woman hiding with kids shoots
an intruder. How can people not see this as a good thing?
Anti-gun folks are re-posting
this scene of Archie Bunker on
gun control. Maybe it would have been funnier if Archie and
company would have included in the gag about the 20 million humans exterminated in the Soviet Union -
the bit about the 1.5 million dissidents exterminated in Turkey, or the 13 million in Germany, or the 20 million in China after those countries confiscated the peoples' weapons.
say we're not fighting for oil. Of course we are. They talk about
America's national interest. What the hell do you think they're
talking about? We're not there for figs." 1
Chuck Hagel, a former Nebraska Republican, who will likely be
nominated by President Obama to be Secretary of Defense.
going to happen in 2013? In ten years time? 50 years? 100?
looks ahead to see what the future holds according to
predictions from thinkers, scientists and pundits - and the odds of
term effects of Ayahuasca.
"doomsday prepper" in a rural area of Maryland became a
target for police and the FBI. The only thing our government has
learned from Ruby
Ridge and Waco
is how to become better Nazis.
There was a 7.5
Alaska earthquake early this morning.
Has the zombie genre finally
gone too far? I give you Ozombie:
The Axis of Evil Dead. Osama bin Laden has returned from his
watery grave and is making an army of zombie terrorists. The troops
must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it
infests the rest of the world.
A graphite disk
levitating over a bed of rare earth permanent magnets can be spun
using a laser beam. The phenomenon could be used to convert
sunlight into movement, offering a possible alternative way to
harness solar energy.
"The State is a
soulless machine. It can never be weaned from violence to which it
owes its very existence."
of humans as is understood by scientists today. Told by a
quirky, fast talking, funny and very intelligent guy named Hank.
Nokia has invented tattoos
that vibrate when your phone rings.
How the news really works:
Obama appeals to Pepsi fans.
declares war on Coke.
Coming up, live coverage of the president drinking the best cola.
Are those who disagree racists?
people killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan.
this new RSAnimate Steven Pinker shows us
how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into
"Dude, if I didn't know about God and sin, would I go to Hell?"
"No. Not if you didn't know."
"Dude, then why did you tell me?"
are 25 percent snake.
Guns are welcome on this
website. Please keep all weapons holstered unless need arises. In
such cases, judicious marksmanship is appreciated.
intends to scan all known existing 129,864,880 books by the end of
the decade, accounting to over 4 billion digital pages and 2
trillion words in total.
The City of Spokane comes up
with a plan to haul off the homeless, or as they put it, "formalizes
coordinated approach to address illegal homeless camping."
no sunshine when she's gone...
For all of you people waiting
to see a damn unicorn jumping over a damn rainbow, well, here it is:
In a big win for our team: The
U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that a motorist cannot be stopped
for "giving the finger" to a police officer.
a big loss for our team: Yesterday President Obama
signed the National Defense Authorization Act - which allows the
military to indefinitely detain American citizens, without a court
order, and possibly without access to an attorney - despite
all the smoke he blew up America's ass about threatening to veto
And, strike two... A federal judge issued a 75-page ruling yesterday
that declares that the
US Justice Department does not have a legal obligation to explain
the rationale behind killing Americans with targeted drone
"Praising Congress for the fiscal cliff deal is
like giving an arsonist an award for putting out his own fire."
The United States and New Zealand conducted secret
tests of a "tsunami bomb" designed to destroy coastal
cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal
Sketch - Deconstructivism: still not sure I understand the
concept, but it's fun to attempt.
I've been lucky enough to keep
my child-like fascination with this kind of thing: here's a 1948
Encyclopaedia Britannica Film on
Building a Highway.
spells, curses and exorcisms are thriving in the Welsh
countryside, claims minister.
vending machines may be headed to Washington state.
A high school student
is suspended for writing a poem about trying to understand
alleged Newtown shooter Adam Lanza.
The Journal News of West
Nyack, N.Y., who recently published the names and addresses of area
residents with pistol permits, has
hired armed guards to protect their offices.
auld civil liberties be forgot? The Bill Of Rights closed out
2012 by having one of the worst weeks it's had in the two centuries
of its existence.
Why can't we see evidence
of alien life? by Chris
Knowledge is knowing a tomato
is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad.
"When the people are
being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier when it is
called 'the people's stick'."
Sorry about my lack of
enthusiasm, but I'm not overly optimistic about 2013. And also, I'm
really confused about what the 48 Hour Film Fest people did to our film
last night at First Night (see below). The reason can't be as
horrible as it seems on the surface, can it? They should explain.
I'd hate to see them get a bunch of bad publicity over this.
Total hits for December: 105, 261.
Total hits for 2012: 1,006,731
1994, the US Air Force spent $100,000 researching the feasibility of
using a "Gay
Bomb." The concept was to aerosol female sex pheromones
over an enemy army, which might cause the soldiers to lose control
of their libidos and have sex with each other. The U. S. military
would then be able to catch them with their pants down.
I remember 2012 like it was
I'm not sure what to think of
this YouTube trend:
First Salvia Trip
How to Smoke Salvia
What is Salvia
Throughout the Nineties,
around 90% of the world's LSD was made by one
Minerality, tar, tobacco, gas,
cat urine - why
does wine talk have to be so creepy and weird?
Self-help is an American genre,
with a history of gurus and hucksters, and an abiding faith that
anything can be fixed, especially
Have you seen this travel bag for kids?!! Are they
nuts? The child can't breath when it's all zippered up. This is
sick. At least put him in one of those pet carriers they use in
airplanes... Really, dude...
In 2013 you can re-use calendars from 2002, 1991.
1985, 1974, 1963, 1957, 1946, 1935, 1929, and 1918.
Wow... In the New York Times: Let's
Give Up on the Constitution by Louis
Michael Seidman. Apparently we're being held back because we're
restrained by the Constitution.
, I guess,
If you're going to watch the
48 Hour Film Fest, be forewarned: Our wonderfully raunchy and
entertaining movie Gazoombas!
has been cut, in fact, amputated. The
reason: "time constraints."
Our film was three minutes and
thirty-one seconds long - the shortest of all the finalists. They
took the final 35 seconds off the end of the film. No other film was
The inferior version playing
downtown ends when boob-swollen Merv gives the invading alien a big,
wet kiss with his toilet plunger. And it totally cuts out Jesse
calling the Pentagon about the Boob-a-demic, and the awesome
boob-deflating witticisms from James St. George and Jordan
C'mon, Spokane. We're better
I'm calling for all good men
and women who love justice to stand at random moments during the
remainder of the showings in City Hall tonight and flash your
breasts to the crowd while yelling, "Gazoombas!"
If you're going to the First
Night festivities tonight in downtown Spokane, be sure to stop
in at City Hall and watch the finalists in the 48 Hour Film
Festival. Vote for your favorite film! which I hope will be Gazoombas!
- the official OtherSpokane entry by director Jesse James Hennessy
and yours truly.
"Gazoombas! - Alien
contact causes peculiar bodily abnormalities in male humans. The
fate of the earth is in the hands of two unlikely saviors."
Here's the deal:
We had 48 hours to make a short film no longer than
5 minutes within the following parameters and with specifics that were
required to be included.
Theme: Across the Universe -- The Year of the UFO
Dialogue: "Are you sure? I don't think my therapist is going to
Action: A kiss between two people
Props: A toilet plunger and a wrapped gift (the contents of which
can not be seen).
Strangely, boobs were not one (or two) of the requirements.
World Bodypainting Festival in Austria.
China tightened Internet
controls Friday with approval of a
law that requires users to register their names with the
Prison labor booms as
unemployment remains high; companies
"tricks" you should know about your body.
I'm not agreeing that there's
a connection, but some are pointing out that since marijuana has
become legal in Washington state and Colorado, the Broncos and the
Seahawks have yet to lose a home game.
In 1997, Yahoo turned down the
offer to acquire Google for only $1 million. Today Google is worth
$250 billion. Check your portfolio...
The tent city underneath I-90
near the Division St. exit continues
the FBI coordinated the crackdown on the Occupy movement.
Washington D.C.'s long-time love
affair with dictators.
"I prefer peace. But if
trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can
live in peace."
There's one good thing about
these gun "turn-ins" and "buy-backs" - people
who turn in their $800 weapon for a $100 food coupon do not have the
common sense to have guns in the first place.
the streakers in the Seventies, hypocrisy is stark naked and running
amok. Twenty children die in Connecticut, and "too much
blamed for the massacre. One hundred
or more children are bombed and killed in Pakistan, and the instigator of the bombing - "the
decider" - is named Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
List of drone
strikes in Pakistan.
Free download of The
Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency by John Seymour. I first read
this decades ago and was profoundly influenced by it, though I've
been a city boy ever since.
How to build
a bicycle generator.
Some days the supply of
available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
collection of postcards - issued in France around 1900 -
predicting what the world will look like in the year 2000.
suspended the account of NaturalNews.com
after they posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi:
"Among the many misdeeds
of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a
whole nation of arms as the blackest." - from Mohandas Gandhi,
an Autobiography, page 446.
The Congress destroys
the Fourth Amendment and what do they get? A
pay raise. What they deserve --->
with guns: a liberal's case for the Second Amendment.
the Smoke: a documentary about the science of cannabis from
Fact: Fifty percent of the
word "Canada" is the letter A.
here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
I'll believe corporations are
people when Texas executes one.
fictions that became science facts in 2012.
Kaufman was one of the strangest men alive, or dead (?). He was
also the best Elvis
It was another year of Wall Street treachery. Those
who took down our economy still have not been held accountable. From
blatant robbery to money laundering, here are the
biggest scandals of 2012 banking history. What they deserve --->
Then again, let's pretend
So, try to grasp this: at the
behest of the Democratic White House, the Democratic Senate - who
rightly wanted to impeach the neo-Nazi George W. Bush for doing the
same thing - has renewed
the warrantless wiretapping program. Of course, Bush only wanted
to spy on us without judicial review; Obama has claimed the right to
ASSASSINATE people without judicial review. And the Democrats, from
the top to the bottom say nothing. NOTHING. Well, here's your
chance. Say something. I dare you, my Democratic friends. Defend
Eight theories on why the art
world has become filled
with such pretentious crap.
A view of the
largest mass execution in U.S. history.
conspiracy theorists want to be included in the Dallas, TX
observation of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.
Murder number 500 this year
proves Chicago's strict gun laws don't work.
Washington State minimum wage
goes up to $9.19 on January 1st.
Schwarzkopf, warmonger, dead at 78.
Woman finds a
note from a Chinese labor camp prisoner in a $29.99 box of Kmart
sleaziest ads of 2012.
"The welfare of humanity
is always the alibi of tyrants."
Man - the biggest
predator on Earth.
police forces become too militarized?
Oliver Stone tears
apart Obama's empire.
Mt. Spokane webcam.
Taibbi and Chrystia
Freeland discusses with Bill Moyers how
far America’s super-rich will go to keep the One Percent in
charge. Plutocracy rising.
"You cannot invade
mainland America. There would be a rifle behind every blade of
~ Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral
Can you really make
art out of Legos?
Drones on domestic
surveillance duties are already deployed by police and corporations.
In time, they will likely be armed:
the coming drone attack on America.
The adventure gene: the urge to explore, take risks,
embrace change is innate. So how
does sailing off the map make evolutionary sense?
John Kerry's flip-flop
over WikiLeaks and how it could affect his upcoming position as
U.S. Secretary of State.
has been financially blockaded
without process for 755
has been detained without
charge for 752 days - 190 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison
without trial for 947 days.
has been in prison without
trial for 298 days.
A secret Grand
Jury on WikiLeaks has been active
for 833 days.
year in scientific discoveries.
a human-powered helicopter is as difficult as one would think.
David Stockman explains to
Bill Moyers how
the courtship of politics and high finance rewards the super-rich
greatest addiction ever.
stuff works: an interesting collection of automated gifs.
We may have dodged the Mayan
doomsday bullet, but we're not out of the Megiddo woods yet. Here's
five more possible apocalypses to consider.
Well, now that everyone's
celebrated Christmas, we can get back to talking about how
hypocritical Christianity is.
The full documentary: Hollywood
and the War Machine - Tinseltown's deal-with-the-Devil
relationship with the Pentagon.
not to smoke.
To all of my Canadian readers:
Happy Boxing Day
- a Brit thing - traditionally the day after Christmas when servants
would receive gifts from their superiors, then flip them off when
the superiors walked back to their sitting rooms.
here to play the Canadian National Anthem.
When is it ethical
to kill someone?
D.C. police are investigating
whether any city laws were violated when
NBC’s David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun
magazine on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Michio Kaku: What
is déjà vu?
Ron Paul has rejected a call from the National Rifle
Association to put armed guards in schools, saying in a statement
on his website that “government security is just another kind
Was Santa a stoned magic
tales: The history of eight hallucinogens.
One of the most inexplicable
moments in human history:
During World War I, on
Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches stopped shooting,
climbed from the trenches to meet in 'No Man's Land' where they
buried the dead, sang Christmas carols, exchanged gifts, ate and
drank together, and even played soccer.
Then they went back to
slaughtering one another.
Here's the full documentary The
Tank Man - about the massacre by the Chinese government of their
own people in Tiananmen Square, and about the lone, unknown man who
stepped in front of the battalion of rolling tanks and firepower.
text of Julian Assange's Christmas speech from the Ecuadorian
embassy in London.
Writer's notes reveal Cormac
McCarthy's pathological resistance to elaboration.
You'll "get it" if
you're good with grammar: Would you rather cuddle then have sex, or
would you rather cuddle than have sex?
anarchist will be jailed the day after Christmas for resisting
the grand jury.
On Christmas Eve, oh holy
night, was the blessed time that the powers that be decided
to strike targets in southern Yemen with U.S. drones, killing
five unidentified people. Oh well, those heathen's concept of peace
aren't as refined as ours, right?
Keeping with the spirit of the
season: the U.S.
will sell $1.2 billion in spy drones to South Korea.
Theoretical physicist Frederik Van Der Veken talks
about The Afterlife
Michael Moore: Celebrating the
Prince of Peace in
the Land of Guns. "And here's the dirty little fact none of
us liberals want to discuss: The killer only ceased his slaughter
when he saw that cops were swarming onto the school grounds – i.e,
the men with the guns."
spy state tightens its grip: Americans are paying an
ever-increasing price to maintain the spy state.
A quiet astronomical debate has been bubbling away
for decades. Could some
real cosmic event have drawn the "three wise men" on a
journey to find the "swaddling Child?"
weed works: the science behind the effects of that wackiest of
weeds, cannabis sativa - aka, marijuana.
We didn't really believe in
the Mayan prophecies, but many of us believed something nearly as
bizarre: so whatever
happened with that L.A.
valley apocalypse porn bunker?
The 5 most unintentionally
creepy Christmas albums.
Is there poop
on the moon?
Chirurgeon's Apprentice: a website dedicated to the horrors of
pre-anesthetic surgery - The
12 Instruments of Deathmas.
"Many people die at 25
and aren't buried until they are 75."
Gun sales in general have
surged, and sales of the AR-15 in particular - the weapon used in
the Connecticut school massacre - have tripled. The mere discussion
of banning guns has put more guns in our communities.
This morning on "Meet the
Press" in Washington, D.C., host David Gregory waved around a
30-round AR-15 magazine.
D.C. Official Code §
7-2501.01 (13a) says "No person in the District shall possess,
sell, or transfer any large capacity ammunition feeding device
regardless of whether the device
is attached to a firearm. A 'large capacity ammunition feeding
device' means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device
that has a capacity of, or that can be
readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of
Zero tolerance, baby. String
Ninety year old actor Christopher
Lee releases heavy metal versions of classic Christmas songs.
Have you noticed that about
the time you stop believing in Santa is when you start getting
underwear and gift cards from Wal-Mart for Christmas?
the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon
the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."
Michael Moore answers
questions about his great documentary Bowling for Columbine. The
movie hit the nail on the head. Still, some of his answers here
subsequently smash his own thumb.
dangerous situations and how to escape them.
The world would be more interesting
if more people spontaneously combusted.
Priggee's editorial cartoon take on who's
to blame for gun violence. I miss Priggee, who used to be the
daily editorialist for the Spokesman-Review.
A Senior Policy Advisor with
the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan Administration on
the deliberate dumbing down of
I just saved a lot of money on
my car insurance by switching to reverse and fleeing the scene.
but interesting research: gaining insight to another level of
reality through ayahuasca.
The road to World
Forgotten Tales of the Brothers Grimm: the motives and passions
of the two folklorist brothers.
I'm happy about the discovery
that "Dammit I'm mad" is "Dammit I'm mad"
spelled backwards. But I'm mad that you have to spell "Damn
it" incorrectly, and that I spent this much time thinking about
Meet the new cosmic, spiritual
awakening. Same as the old cosmic, spiritual awakening.
It's possible that the world
really did end, but the afterlife is exactly the same.
A Mayan is all depressed and
tossing down drinks at a bar. "Cheer up, pal," says the
bartender. "It's not the end of the world."
I have to say I'm a bit let
down by the lack of universal chaos yesterday. The worse thing that
happened was that a man
attacked a train passenger with a sock full of poop.
So making guns illegal will
take them off the street? How's that working with marijuana,
cocaine, heroin and meth?
The U.S. House of
Representatives passed a $633 billion dollar defense spending bill. The
massive bill scraps even the feigned efforts to stop the
indefinite detention of American citizens.
rubberstamps it. Traitors. American traitors, all of them. Do
you think the President will join their ranks and sign the bill?
brawl: A Christmas Carol vs. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
I'll bet that Santa prefers
the cookies from Washington State and Colorado.
What were you thinking about
the moment before you read this question? I, of course, was thinking
about this question.
R.E.M. - It's
the End of the World as we know it, and I feel fine...
Rex Reed's review of Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django
Unchained. "[A] massive overdose of brutal sex, bloodshed,
carnage, torture and man's inhumanity to man - and just in time for
Just posted on the Freemasons
Facebook page: "World didn't end
- we can now proceed with our plans to take over...one pancake
breakfast at a time!"
circulate a plan to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House.
Style hits one billion views on YouTube.
NDAA fuels militarization, enriches defense
corporations, and expands the empire: Ron
Paul gave this amazing speech on the House floor yesterday.
"Germans who wish to use firearms should join
the SS or the SA. Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having
guns doesn't serve the State."
goes to prison due to gun control?
Stephen Hawking - The
Mad Scientist Paradox. The reason time travel is impossible?...
Here's how the prep crew at the restaurant dressed
for work today. "If we're gonna die we're gonna be well
dressed." L to R in left photo: Regan Provus, Billy Berg, and
Kyle White, dressed for the Apocalypse.
I have to say that I'm fairly humbled by the sizable
percentage of my fellow citizens who entertained a 24% probability
that the world might actually end this very next day but still went
to work and wrote reports and counted tills and listened to employee
pep talks and made soups and sauces and thought to themselves, hey,
if the world really does end, then nothing really matters;
yet, if the world doesn't really end, then I'm about 10 steps
ahead of you other dorks.
Sometimes I like to print a tiny little picture of
Newt Gingrich for no apparent reason. Not right now, though. But I
do reserve the right to do so at some random time in the future.
Texas state trooper in body
cavity search video is suspended.
Two Michigan counties decided
to cancel classes today and tomorrow because of talk of the
Sandy Hook shootings and rumors of the end of the world.
Scientists foretell the cataclysms
that could bring on Doomsday.
Here's an editorial by Michael
Moore he wrote after the Aurora massacre, where he gets it
exactly right (as he did in his great documentary Bowling for
the Guns - But We All Know, It's Not Really the Guns.
Thirty homeless people in Spokane - including 6
children - have
died this year as a result of their homelessness.
A Congressional committee has eliminated a provision
the Senate passed earlier this year in the 2013 National Defense
Authorization Act which
aimed to prevent US citizens from being detained indefinitely
without charge or trial.
Full Disclosure: Is
there a connection between the Libor scandal and the school
This is not a joke. This is the
man doing the autopsies on the Sandy Hook victims, the alleged
gunman and his mother.
pot is illegal everywhere on Earth (but here).
Drunk and hallucinating cartoon characters: Pink
Elephants on Parade - fun for kids of all ages. I remember this
freaking me out as a child.
- the entire movie - is online. Director Richard
Linklater's amazing animation-ish film focuses on the nature of
dreams, consciousness and existentialism.
A reader told me I was delusional the other day and
I almost fell off of my unicorn.
Something will end on Dec. 21: Coca
Cola will officially be banned from the entire country of
Not a joke: the sale of bulletproof
backpacks for kids is skyrocketing.
"We are all going to die, all of us, what a
circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn't.
We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by
claim that starting this Thursday The Elk restaurant in Spokane's
Brownes Addition will sell reindeer burgers with a cherry tomato on
top: that's right, the Rudolph Burger...
Takei reads from "Fifty Shades of Grey. Oh, myyyy."
I dare some Spokane restaurant to offer a special of
"Who-pudding, and rare Who-roast beast," which, in How
the Grinch Stole Christmas!, "the Grinch couldn't stand in
and helium: because life and the universe and everything else
just can't get weird enough.
The problem: it's Christmastime and toy guns aren't
acceptable gifts anymore. What to do? Get
the kid a replica Predator drone - fun and educational too. Or,
if your budget allows, get
nearly the real thing!
NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard
Engel and members of his production crew have been freed after
being kidnapped inside Syria.
The Democrats will use our national despair of the
Sandy Hook shootings to get their political way - the same way
Republicans did with 9-11 - by
knee-jerking an assault weapons ban bill to Congress. How
do we know an "assault weapon" ban would not have stopped
the Connecticut shooter? Because it didn't; Connecticut already has
A Chinese furniture maker named Liu Qiyuan who
constructed a Great
Ball of China in the village in Hebei Province. "The pod
won't have any problems even if there are 1,000m high waves...It's
like a ping-pong ball."
who traditionally start their Christmas shopping around the 22nd
pinning their hopes on the Mayan’s prediction that the world
will end on the 21st.
What drives suicidal
we just kill a kid?" The woes of an American drone
it: manipulated photography before Photoshop.
power of concentration: we can learn a lot from the way Sherlock
Holmes trains his mind.
The prophet Johnny
Cash: "Mama said the pistol is the Devil's
Awesome! The Folding
Hawaii Senator Dan
Inouye, the highest-ranking Asian American politician in U.S.
history, dead at 88.
A new Hans Christian Andersen's tale is discovered
and has been translated into English. Read The
and Cancer: Scientists find cannabis compound stops metastasis
in aggressive cancers.
My Favorite Lead this month:
"About 200 million years ago, a
leech released a slimy mucous cocoon that unwittingly encased
and trapped a bizarre animal with a springy tail, preserving it
until researchers discovered the teardrop-shaped creature in
In the article you are advised to check out Bizarre
Tongue-Eating Parasite Discovered Off the Jersey Coast or Leech
with Enormous Teeth Discovered.
What are the
health risks of space travel?
Neil deGrasse Tyson: who
are we to say we are intelligent?
In a secret government agreement granted without
approval or debate from lawmakers, the
U.S. attorney general recently gave the National Counterterrorism
Center sweeping new powers to store dossiers on U.S. citizens,
even if they are not suspected of a crime.
Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Rabbi David Wolpe,
Rabbi Bradley Artson Shavit debate
the idea of an afterlife.
What's the tallest thing we've ever built? How
tall will we ever be able to build?
How hot can hot get? Is
there a maximum temperature?
In one of their last acts in Congress,
Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich will introduce a resolution in Congress
that would pressure Obama to handover documents revealing the
apparent justification for drone use overseas.
"Every mystery ever solved has turned out
to be not magic."
just released the entire membership list, phone numbers and
addresses of the members of the Westboro
Baptist Church, who are planning to picket the funerals of the
Connecticut shooting victims.
From Mother Jones: A
Guide to Mass Shootings in America.
I just realized that last Sunday the Spokesman
my letter about the new marijuana
laws. What I initially submitted (identical to my 12/6
OtherSpokane post) was a simple, one sentence thank you to voters
for allowing many of us to wake up not as criminals,
"but as law-abiding citizens of this amazing American
state." The S-R editors changed the ending to "this
amazing America," which is not what I meant. America is still
clinging to immoral and irrational pot laws. It is our Washington
State that is so amazing. The unfortunate edit made me look, well,
stoned -- which I was not.
Today's editorial in the Spokesman-Review: Obama
needs to clarify pot stance soon. They should score me a big
blunt and a shot of Jack and let me edit it for them.
will change if we Thelma and Louise over the fiscal cliff.
Why you can never truly delete
Go the Fuck to
Sleep -- a bedtime story for tired parents, read by Samuel
Researchers at some high
falootin' institute in Germany have developed a
camera that's no larger than a grain of salt.
signs the War on Drugs is almost over. (Reason number one:
Washington State and Colorado make history on Election Day.)
"We've created a
'gun-free zone,' a killing zone, for the sickest criminals on the
face of the Earth." -- the
Libertarian Party's unusual take on the massacre of innocence.
on Chicago's West Side.
at Las Vegas hotel.
at L.A. mall.
"The further a society drifts from the truth,
the more it will hate those that speak it."
Blaming the gun is evidence of our collective denial
of our extremely violent nature.
We're not killing each other because of the guns. We
kill because we are a violent people, who have chosen our lot: we
invade countries, we bomb people by remote control, we force
families out of their homes at gunpoint, we profit greatly from
making war. And sometimes, back home, where we don't have to worry
about things like carpet bombing and midnight raids, some of us
erupt, like a skin disease caused by an overindulgent, unhealthy
More gun laws might stop some of these massacres.
But focusing on the gun only allows us to ignore the root of the
problem. We as a nation need to acknowledge our violent ways, and to
repent of them, and to end them.
I'm baaaaaaaack!!! No, my faithful readers, I would
not forsake you. Shame on those folks who thought my inactivity was
the result of the new marijuana laws. Simply put, my internet
connection was down for six days. So, let's jump right back into it
and save civilization from the powers of Evil!
My and Jesse's entry for the Spokane 48-Hour
Film Festival -- Gazoombas!
-- has been picked as one of the eight films to be shown during First
Night, New Year's Eve, at 7pm in the City Hall Chambers. There
will be four showings of the eight films. During each viewing the
audience will be able to vote for their favorite. But you don't have
to wait! See our Gazoombas!
rejects bid to block Washington state "stoned driving"
Pot prohibition is supposed to protect America's
youth, but reality
proves the opposite is true.
Guidelines for saying
no to police searches.
rights in the surveillance state.
unforgivable failure of Congress to rein in drone strikes.
Detention and the NDAA: The rise of America's imperial
"If we're looking for the source of our
troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them
for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."
Initiative 502 FAQ
Initiative 502 text
Washington State Liquor Control Board Fact
Seattle Police Department guide
to legal marijuana use in Seattle
How the War on Drugs caused the
fake pot problem.
Just a few miles from here, a Montana legal medical
marijuana grower faces
92 years in prison.
Why marijuana is illegal (elsewhere,
things to know about the new Washington State marijuana law as
legalization takes hold.
Hmmm. This morning I seem to have slightly less
motivation for all of this for some reason...
Thank you, Washington State voters, for letting me
and a multitude of similarly productive, neighborly, and
non-threatening folk, to wake up this Thursday morning NOT as
criminals, but as law-abiding citizens of this amazing American
Look at this headline from today's New York Times: U.S.-Approved
Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis' Hand. I like how the
Times helps the White House play dumb here. As if no one could have
possibly foreseen problems with giving massive amounts of weaponry
to people we don't know.
Dying hip: Dave
Brubeck, dead at 91.
There is a higher probability of North Korea
invading Spokane than there is of me paying money to see a
movie with that plot.
Anyone else skeptical about the motivation? One of
Britain BBC's most shared stories online today is about
the research on falling sperm count among French men.
entire book online: Propaganda by Edward
Bernays, with a forward by Noam
seizures by U.S. government highlight climate of fear.
Each Javelin missile costs
$80,000, is shot by someone not making half of that a year, and shot
at someone not making half of that in a lifetime.
Yes, they can and do. Ten
outrageous tactics that cops get away with.
While testifying under oath, Illinois police officer
Michael Reichert admits to
planting drugs or drug scents on cars in hotel parking lots for
K9 "training" without notifying the owners.
protesters are setting themselves on fire in greater numbers.
"What a distressing contrast there is between
the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of
the average adult."
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better
not pout, I'm telling you why: because you're 12 years old and you
have a freaking iPhone.
greatest documentaries of all times.
baby isn't the Antichrist then all of my efforts have come to
words journalists should stop using...
"What if the American people woke up and
understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost
always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to
serve special interests?"
Yikes! Super busy time at work all through this
month. Look for dark eye bags and insincere holiday wishes from your
normally friendly restaurant workers.
You got 'er now, Elroy! Moonshine
Making 101 -- In Depth -- Start to Finish, 45 Minutes Vid-e-o.
Here's a demonstration of basic
suture technique on a pig's leg.
Text messaging is 20
years old today.
"All great truths begin as blasphemies."
smudjet! Homeland security is building a $4 billion, 170-acre
complex for 17,000 employees.
Manning nominated (along with 231 others) for the Nobel Peace
On Bradley Manning: The U.S. ignores war crimes and
Wall Street fraud, yet
demonizes the whistleblower.
Holy Roman Empire! I now follow the Pope! (on
North Korea says unicorns
exist, and they can prove it. Scientist have
"reconfirmed" the location of the burial site of the
unicorn ridden by King Dongmyeong. And it must be true because they
also found a sign that says "Unicorn Lair" near the site.
a different take.
The KING 5 News show Up
Front with Robert Mak - which was how many of us on this side
of the state got the lowdown on Washington State government news -
just signed off for the last time. The dumb-down continues.
Investors see profit
potential in new pot law. Two Seattle-based Yale MBAs emerge as
the straight men on the business frontier of legal marijuana.
Soooo close to the truth: The
Three Stooges in You
Nazty Spy. One of their most bizarre and creepiest shorts.
If you're a real glutton for the absurd, here's The
Stooges follow up to You Nazty Spy: I'll
Never Heil Again
In a just universe, pigsticking
very well could be an Olympic sport.
Is the word "programming" in the phrase
"television programming" a verb or a noun?
Here's Zbigniew Brzezinski admitting that globalist
elites are getting scared about the awakening of the little people
whom they exploit.
Before the U.S. put the first man on the moon, it
had a secret plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on it to
show the USSR who's wiener was bigger.
The Senate voted to outlaw
indefinite Detention... or
Drunk guy in police car sings Queen's
Czech president: The
destruction of Europe's democracy is in
its final phase.
"I became insane, with long intervals of
On the evils
Eleven ways a
condom can save your life.
The allegory of Plato's
a big smile for Officer Fingers: One-third of Americans would
submit to a body cavity search by the TSA.
scam everyone's falling for: For everybody who reposts the photo
of Nolan Daniels holding his winning lottery ticket, he will
randomly give one of them one million dollars. (Does this count,
Next Friday, the Spokane
Justice Campaign coalition will host the opening night of "The
House I Live In", a drug war expose'. The screening starts
at 7pm and will be followed by a short discussion.
We've all seen the photo and heard the story of the
cop who bought the homeless guy a pair of shoes. Every day I see
dozens of videos of cops parading themselves around in militarized
gear and vehicles, shooting dogs, tasering people in handcuffs,
beating people with batons, arresting legal protesters -- forgive me
if the warm, fuzzy feeling doesn't last.
not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into
the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
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