It's where you are whenever you're here. 

 


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ocumenting modern culture 
as it manifests
on or near that hotspot
on the surrealistic power grid
kn
own as Spokane, WA and/or
the kn
own or unknown universe

                  

 

graphic - ssg

Running with Scissors Since 1999




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VIDEOS!

Shadow Biker
- a new kind o
super hero.

Welcome to the
Fire Room

A young man is confronted by a menacing bartender. Horror. 
Not for kids. 

Rogue Wave
I am swamped by a rogue wave as I explore the beaches of The Olympic Peninsula.

Five Finger Fillet
The Contender challenges Tough Guy Champ to the ultimate knife game.

(I am not)
The Blue Bear

Espinage, kidnapping, torture, sex and teddy bears. Horror. Not for kids.

Ditching Mr. D
I foolishly invite Mr. D to accompany me on my summer vacation.

Nib-Ron's Warning to OrbEarth
Take heed, gullible earth creatures. (But perhaps something is lost in the translation.)

What I Learned from the Spokane Anarchists
We march with the young rebels during their July 4th March for Rights.

Occupy Spokane Dominates Downtown
The movement takes over downtown as they march on Chase Bank and the Bank of America, 10/15/11.

Does God Hate Spokane?
A pop quiz about the Westboro Baptist Church, who brought their God-Hates- Everything show to Spokane.

PFC B. Bee Dies for the Glorious Homeland
What B(he) said.

Encounter 
A strange meeting on the Fish Lake Trail early Easter morning.

The Al-Ray
James and I canoe out on Mystery Bay to check on an old-school wooden work boat.

The Perfect
Haunted House

Mr. Needles, Professor Terrington and Stik Mann search for the perfect haunted house to use in a zombie movie - but Stik Mann has ulterior motives.

Travel Notes
Mystery, religious pilgrimage, and Doubting Thomas angst I experience while traveling.

Occupy Spokane
I film the first rag-tag meeting of the local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon.

Crossing the Mighty Kootenai
I cross the very scary swinging bridge above the Kootenai River as it surges above flood stage..

PETA Protests Cruelty to Fish
An awesome moment in Spokane's surreal history.

Fun with Firearms
Jesse and I have fun with firearms on Fourth of July morning.

RetroViral Village
Stik Mann attempts to escape an alternate reality (of his own making?). [My first "movie," made with pilfered photos and a twenty dollar camera.

Cuttin' Onions with Zemek
I try to show graffiti artist/gangsta-dude Zemek how to chop onions. Weirdness ensues.

The Flood
A paranoid "documentary" about the Ice Age floods that scoured much of Washington State around 15,000 years ago.  I also freak out about caves and hotel rooms and Indian spirits.

High Water
The Spokane River roars through downtown Spokane - Spring 2011

Seaworthy
James shows off his salvaged boat. Then we tour his boat building school.

Cloudburst
I come upon a cloudburst near Joshua Tree National Park.

The Klamath River Whale
I film a gray whale who won't leave the Klamath River Bridge.

Arm Chomping
Keeping the revered art of arm chomping alive at Mootsys Tavern.

Occupy Spokane's March on Chase Bank 
The Occupy Spokane movement swells 10/14/11 and spills over into downtown Spokane.

Compliments
Randomly generated compliments with a rosemary/veal sauce.

Tat
Jesse visits the 2010 Spokane Tattoo Convention. I follow along with a camera.

Darlin'
Local band Darlin' plays Prago cafe in downtown Spokane. Angela Landsbury and Andy Griffin provide the subplot.

Lunch with Arp Xigar
Arp and I consume raw animal products and redefine the three martini lunch.

Vitt
A moment at the sauté station with the inimitable Joe Vitt.

CORK
Mr. Needles and Professor Terrington instruct an inept waiter on proper wine service.

OtherSpokane's
 Christmas Special
The Leroy Lovegun Christmas Special (Party Crashing 101)
Click here to see Jesse's version using the same footage.

A Christmas Moment
James has a "moment" at the Leroy Lovegun Christmas party. 

Drip
Shemaleiah's retelling of the Gilgamesh legend. Artsy bondage. Last hit count: 57,000

GUNTher
GUNTher and friends have murderous Halloween fun.

Dick's Day -
Day of the Dick

Vice President Cheney is welcomed to Spokane.

the making of MEAT
A short film of us preparing to make the short-short film MEAT (included within).

Texas Tea
 I meet Ash, a "pumper" from one of the many oil fields north of Pecos. He explains the mechanics of it all, from pump jack to wellhead. This is rural Texas.

Foxxy Moron Show 7/2/05
Foxxy Moron and the Sexxy Revolution at The B-Side Tavern.

OtherSpokane Intro
OtherSpokane's Instructional Video


POLITICS '12

Ron Paul in Spokane

Part One
Part Two

The Newt in The Kan at The Bing

Part One
Part Two


MY SHORTS

Jumping to Conclusions at Pig Out in the Park

$1 PBRs

Geothermal 
Giggle

Whores4wars

Occupy Spokane's Diverse Folk

Deer in Downtown Spokane

Bestial Zen

Maniac

Drunk Dude Rescued

Because Art Matters

Ride

Shadows of Luigi

Do you smite me, sir?

Wiener

Where Did I Put My Sunglasses?

Ledger Parade

Titanic

Shem in Snow

The Line

Leroy Promo

Dealing with Evil

1night@Mootsys


TRIP CLIPS

Mi Dentista Mexicano

No Thirteens in Las Vegas

The Great Salt Flats

Descent into the Valley of Death

Ghost Town

Antelope Near Devil's Tower

Paradox at Bonneville Salt Flats

Kansas Prairie Fire

Chicago Revelation


CONTESTS

Watch our entries to Spokane's 48 Hour Film Contest.

2012
Gazoombas!

2011
The Sacrifice

2010
The Tenth Floor


2009

 
bag

as well as the 
50 Hour Film Slam

2013
The Burning

2011
Oxy and Drakkar


You are feeling
 veeeery generous...

Three of four of the four or five patrons in Mootsys Tavern on 6/26/11 agreed that your chances of going to heaven increases 10% with every $10 donation.


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Favorite Blasts from this
Website's Past:

Judy Roger's
Sarcastic Pantyraid 2000

ColdFire Labyrinth

My meeting with
Stacey #1 - #2

dewD-ling --
Coversations with dewD

The Martyrdom of
MAGOO
#1 - #2 - #3 - #4

TheOTHERSpokane
Prototype Project
Issues 1 - 5

Paranoid-Critical
Letters

Correspondence

Other Past Issues


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Coming soon! 
An OtherSpokane special report:
The Affliction


8/16/13

While in the midst of the OtherSpokane Summer Road Trip, I was waylaid by a particularly ruthless and burdensome affliction. Perhaps I'll explain. But for now, healing is underway. It's going to take some time.

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7/29/13

The OtherSpokane Summer Road Trip commences tomorrow. I won't be updating this site for a few days; but, you can check out my Facebook for photos and anecdotes of my travels.


7/28/13

Why isn't it obvious to everyone that if exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are ruled by criminals.
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What makes a Nazi? Disney's WW II propaganda cartoon.
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Betty Boop gets high on laughing gas and turns on the world.
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William Castle's movie "Homicidal" advices audience members they could leave the theater and receive a full refund if they were too frightened. The trouble was, the film sucked. People left in droves.

I can't say about his movies, but the showmanship of William Castle was awesome. Bonus: how to use his Ghost Viewer.
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Bagram: the other Guantanamo. The US government is still holding about 60 prisoners without charge at the Afghan prison.
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Anton Chekhov's notebooks.
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Thousands take to the streets in Germany to protest US surveillance of the internet. Americans do... nothing.
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Washington State faces marijuana legalization roadblocks.


7/27/13

The history of Banksy street art.
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States seek to nullify Obama efforts: At least 37 states have seen legislation to gut federal gun regulation. Twenty states have passed laws to challenge or opt out of parts of Obamacare. And half the states have okayed measures aimed at knocking back DC's requirements for issuing driver's licenses.
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We need to make a choice as a society about the extent to which we want to allow the government to store data so it has the power to hit "rewind" on everybody's life. That's too much power.
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Lawmakers who upheld NSA phone spying received double the defense industry cash. How much more of this will we take?
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Oh, yeah, the annual OtherSpokane Summer Road Trip 2013 is coming up. 


7/26/13

A piece of an Air Force aircraft the size of a dead cow broke off and fell in a San Antonio neighborhood yesterday. A witness said people in the area were ordered by the military not to talk about the object. Are you telling me that not one Texan stuck his chubby middle finger in front of that officer's face and reminded him that the military does not order an American civilian to do anything?
_____Give him a red Corvette for one week birthday.

Criminal government agents raid legal medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington State "humiliating shop owners."
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Chris Christie says libertarians are dangerous. And he's right. They're dangerous to fascists. They're dangerous to the police state. They're dangerous to the status quo.
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"Government whistleblowers are part of a healthy democracy and should be protected from reprisal."
   ~  Barack Obama, 2008
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ACLU urges Spokane to enact tougher laws regarding surveillance equipment - such as unmanned drones - by use of local police.
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Joe Rogan and Graham Hancock on the dark side of psychedelics.
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What is the weirdest work of science fiction you've ever seen?


7/25/13

But they're creepy, aren't they? Aren't they just a little bit creepy?


7/24/13

Okay, so, I'm sorry about the cracks about the royal kid. Obviously, the baby is totally innocent - and I'd never wish ill upon a precious little newcomer. And I don't even dislike Will and Kate (that much) - they're just human beings in lofty roles. My problem is this: I hate the whole system of royalty, and I don't understand why everyone else doesn't hate it as well. 

So, while too many Americans were going ever more gaga with each royal birth pang, I, in a swirling cloud of dejection and frustration, tossed out a pathetic little cream pie at the hatching of the egg and hit the poor kid right in the face. 

Sorry kid. I was aiming for your dad. 

But you'll be just fine, future king. I can already see you thirty years from now, in the traditional headdress of some remote African tribe, dancing with native girls, making condescending remarks to the tribe's elders, and your entourage in suits and ties, all with phony smiles and clapping wildly, everyone bouncing to the rhythm of the pounding jungle drums.

And my scorn will be just.


7/23/13

Oh, my god. That is one ugly baby. I'll bet when that creature finally slithered out of the royal chute, the doctor slapped the Duchess. 
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Royal baby has his father's eyes.
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The royal baby weighed in a 8 lbs 6. In American terms, that's $13.22.
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The royal birth cost $15,000. The average American birth is billed at $30,000.
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Imprison the royal family and abolish the monarchy.
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Obama supporter sign fake petition granting him immunity for all crimes.


7/22/13

A hereditary monarch, observed Thomas Paine, is as absurd a proposition as a hereditary doctor or mathematician. 
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Penn Jillette: Why the solution to bad speech is always more speech.
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Duchess Kate and Prince William are about to give the world another genetic carnival freak. What should they name it to save royal face? My pick: Thomas Paine.
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PM Cameron announces that every household in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it.

Why it's a bad idea.
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US fighters bomb Australia's Great Barrier Reef marine park. The World Heritage site now free of Al-Qaida. 
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The high civilian death toll in CIA drone strikes: Can you imagine the uproar that would be caused anywhere else in the world if 94 children were reported murdered in three years?
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DHS inland checkpoint - detained "because" of the Constitution.
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In an almost unprecedented decision, a federal judge has allowed Chevron to subpoena Americans' private email data - and said the First Amendment doesn't apply.


7/21/13

After decades of waiting, scientists finally observe pitch drop.
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Beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations. It's a TED thing.
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The archaeological record shows clearly that our human ancestors were enormously intelligent and resourceful. They didn't need alien technology.
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The scrotum is nuts: why are testicles kept in a vulnerable dangling sac?
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Could you pass a U.S. citizenship test?
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Reasons why you should never consent to a police search.

A law school professor and former criminal defense attorney tells you why you should not even talk to the police.


7/20/13

Helen Thomas, one of the last journalists without their head up Satan's ass, dead at 92.
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With all of the inbreeding, corruption, drug running, and imperialistic thievery associated with the royals, it's not that out of line for me to hope that Prince William and Kate have an armadillo, is it?
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From the Boston Globe...

Sent to me by James in Boston...
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Cop: "The Supreme Court ruled that you have to tell me your name..."
American: "Ahh..." 
Cop: "Okay, because you refuse, I'm placing you under arrest. You have the right to remain silent..."
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At least five people have been murdered for unfriending someone on Facebook.
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How forensic linguistics revealed J.K. Rowling's secret.
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How Obama and the NSA are being used to promote Bruce Willis' new movie.
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Does it help writers to drink? Kerouac, Thomas, Cheever, Hemingway and Fitzgerald all thought so. But are the words on the page there despite and not because of alcohol?


7/19/13

President Jimmy Carter says, "America no longer has a functioning democracy."
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This very intelligent 12-year-old explains the Egyptian revolution.
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The citizen journalist's photography handbook: ten rules for recording cops and other authority figures.
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"Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost."
   ~  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Mummified Inca maiden wows crowds.
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The new Utah NSA center requires 1.7 million gallons of water daily to operate.
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Who is on the Main Core? - the expansion of an old FEMA database containing the names of American citizens who would be rounded up and incarcerated in the event of a national emergency declaration.
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Things you may not have thought of when planning for an emergency.


7/18/13

Here's my new movie: Shadow Biker.

 


7/17/13

Spokane city councilman wants to draw the line at "pasties and G-strings" at local espresso drive-throughs.
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As the mainstream American press goes after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, the leakers' revelations are becoming an afterthought.
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DHS warns employees not to read leaked NSA info: viewing a document in a newspaper or online could lead to administrative or legal action.
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Rolling Stone ignites firestorm by putting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover.
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The FBI has barred the Orlando medical examiner from releasing the autopsy report on a friend of the Boston bombing suspects who was shot dead by an agent during questioning in May. 
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"Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie."
   ~  Russian proverb


7/16/13

I'm finishing up a new short film: "Shadow Biker - a different kind of super hero." It should be online in the next few days.
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A baby's laughter is the most beautiful thing in the world - unless it's 3 a.m., and you're alone, and you don't have a baby... 
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The Blue Spark and Ugly Betties taverns in downtown Spokane have closed their doors for the last time.


7/15/13

But then I might just be freaking out again...
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Greenwald says Snowden has documents that contain NSA "blueprint." 
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Conspiracy Monday:

History repeats itself - Divide and conquer is the game. 
A short history of Mk-Ultra.
David Icke on Illuminati and bloodlines manipulating reality
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Vacation destinations that can kill you.
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Whenever there's a big story in the media, look for the story they're trying to distract you from.
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What have I eaten?
   Lies and smiles.
   ~  Sylvia Plath


7/14/13

The Spokane Party Trolley no longer allows riders to drink alcohol while on board after action taken by the Liquor Control Board.
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Were cavemen on drugs?
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Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet!
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The most ridiculous moments from Sharknado.
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NYPD Whistleblower: Commanders tell cops to issue citations to innocent people for no reason.
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Tackling suspects, rappelling out of helicopters, shooting guns, kicking down doors, siccing dogs on people: Yeah! Police recruiting videos show how much fun it is to be a cop.
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Hitler was passionate about film, eager to exploit its hold on the masses. America's biggest studios chose to collaborate.
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A sex theme park erected on the South Korean island of Jeju is arousing the interest of tourists with 140 salacious statues and erotic exhibitions.
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"Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."
   ~  Albert Camus


7/13/13

You lookin' at me?


7/12/13

The same judge who issued the search warrant for Adam Kokesh's home is also the judge who issued the extradition warrant for Edward Snowden.
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Oliver Stone calls for a new American revolution. Sort of...
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How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages.
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The six groups who benefit from drug prohibition.
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Snowden did make a difference. Here's why.


7/11/13

 photo Flag_of_Mordor.jpgNote: I remove a piece about NSA's SAURON spy satellite system - it has yet to be verified by any mainstream media source.
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Spokane, here's your chance to speak out on the rules pertaining to Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana for recreational use: Spokane Convention Center, Aug. 8, 6 - 9 p.m. The proposed rules and FAQs can be found here.
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Adventurers used to sail around the world in pursuit of profits. Now they pursue extremity. For some, the hardest part is coming home.
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"I felt like a sociopath" - drone operator says he is haunted by the 1,600 human beings he's killed.
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Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened.
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Amazing. The Nazis are even trying to hide the fact that they're Nazis anymore:

Insider Threat: Government employees urged to rat on one another to stop classified leaks.

Sex-crazed government workers could be leakers, Obama warns.

Linchpin for Obama's plan to predict future leakers unproven, isn't likely to work, experts say.

Obama's laughable "Insider Threat" plan: train millions of federal workers to psychologically profile all of their coworkers.

Alex Jones: Obama creates Nazi "Insider Threat" spy program.


7/10/13

Green Day live at Glover Field in Spokane's Peaceful Valley, August 1991.
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Obama's homeland army: Seven ways the Administration has accelerated police militarization.
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I'm so old I remember when whistleblowing used to be called journalism.
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Activist Kokesh arrested after shotgun video; refuses to leave cell.
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An open message to police and military from StormCloudsGathering.com.
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Edward Snowden didn't have to risk years in prison, says the senator who published the Pentagon Papers. The NSA leaks should have come from senators.
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People praying to dead humans? John Paul II cuts through red tape to sainthood's fast track.
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"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center."
   ~  Kurt Vonnegut
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Ten politically incorrect truths about human nature.
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"Like King James II, Obama decides not to enforce laws he doesn't like. That's an abuse of power."
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Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh's home is raided by the feds.


7/9/13

Over 20 years ago, a landscaper in eastern Germany discovered a formation of trees in a forest in the shape of a swastika. Since then, a number of other forest swastikas have been found. The mystery of their origins persist.
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Here's an interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids."
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Joe Rogan on the American war machine.
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Revolution: An instruction manual.
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Rick Perry's sister set to personally profit from extreme Texas abortion bill if it passes.
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Fifty-two ways to get out of your comfort zone.
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Just in time for the Fourth of July, the NSA says they will deny any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request sent by American citizens. Here's a petition from the liberal Daily Kos telling Obama to issue an executive order allowing American citizens to obtain their NSA files with a FOIA request.
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Nurse Nancy's Medical Marijuana Delivery offers home pot delivery.
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A U.S. privacy group is challenging NSA and FBI collection of phone records.


7/8/13

Pearl Jam coming to Spokane on Nov. 30.
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Every time a bird shits on my friend's car, he eats a plate of scrambled eggs on the porch just to show them what he's capable of.
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There are approximately 7,000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 atoms in the human body, and not one of them is named Pierre. 
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Military files detailing the Navy SEAL raid which killed Osama bin Laden were removed from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, in an effort to make the documents harder for the general public to access. The move, ordered by Adm. William McRaven, was mentioned in a report by the Pentagon's inspector general, which was acquired by the Associated Press.
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TSA agents arrested for theft since 2003: 400
Terrorists caught since 2003:
0
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Tom: Linda and I are so close, she finishes my sentences
Linda: .
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"Don't come lecturing us about liberty... Here we haven't invaded anyone. Here we don't torture like in Guantanamo. Here we don't have drones killing alleged terrorists without any due trial, killing also the women and children of those supposed terrorists. So don't come lecturing us about life, law, dignity, or liberty. You don't have the moral right to do so."
   ~  Rafael Correa (President of Ecuador) to the U.S. Ambassador
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M. Night Shyamalan denies that Wayward Pines, his upcoming TV show on Fox, is stealing from Twin Peaks. The story: "A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive."
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Seven future methods of mind control.
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"The  man sitting in front of me is a mass murderer. He is a serial rapist and a torturer. We are chatting about the weather, his family, his childhood."
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As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantanamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaded document sets out the military instructions for force-feeding detainees. This film demonstrates the procedure.


7/7/13

School kid to Obama: "Dad says you're spying on us online."
Obama: "He's not your dad."
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"Yes, ma'am, it's 99666," or, you should never, never give stores your ZIP code. Here's why.
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Twelve tones - how creativity works...
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Did anyone suggest performing background checks on the Syria 'Freedom Fighters" (aka Al Qaida) before we started giving them weapons?
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Ron Paul talking about computer surveillance in 1984. 
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Watch the one senator who voted against The Patriot Act warn what would happen.
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Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree
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When punk was dangerous: The Circle Jerks in 1980, from the punk rock documentary The Decline of Western Civilization.


7/6/13

Google my ass. 

 photo ssg
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My Confession.

 photo ssg


7/5/13

I'm thinking about doing a hoboerotic film about a guy who has a Cronenbergian infatuation with train-hopping transients.
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A pair of Dutch artists made little party hats for all of the surveillance cameras in their city for George Orwell's birthday.
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Let's have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride stationary bicycles... My kinda gals.
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Gangsterism now rules the world: Imagine the aircraft of the president of France being forced down in Latin America on "suspicion" that it was carrying a political refugee to safety - and not just any refugee but someone who has provided the people of the world with proof of criminal activity on an epic scale.
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Wednesday's drone strike is the deadliest in nine months.
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"What I know he wanted to do and didn't get to do was Hansel and Gretel and The Metamorphosis. I think David Lynch's Hansel and Gretel would've been one of the scariest fucking things you've ever seen. And David Lynch does Kafka would've been... you know."
   ~  Jennifer Lynch
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Fireworks: School House Rock. 
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Science Fact: If you took all of the veins from your body and laid them end to end, you would die.


7/4/13

So far today Jesse James Hennessy and I drug a computer through the woods on a chain, dressed it up like Santa Claus and shot it multiple times with a shotgun before we pulled out its dripping innards and rubbed them all over our faces for the first half of a short film. We're shooting the second half later tonight. Jesse says it could get weird.
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Teach your children about taxes. Eat 30% of their ice cream.
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Amy Goodman: This Independence Day, thank a protester.
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Incredibly, many of your fellow Americans believe that the random bag searches, the invasive pat downs and the extensive video surveillance you may experience today are just the price we pay for living in a free country.
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I'm not sure how to deal with this - but, books, the hard cover objects you can touch and run your fingers over - are dead. E-stuff is too convenient. For decades people said, "Yeah, the Gutenberg thing is cool; but, I still have to have it chipped in stone." In the end, it comes down to what you're willing to stuff in your pocket.
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"[W]henever any Form of Government becomes destructive of the ends [life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government....[W]hen a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government."
   ~  The Declaration of Independence
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A survey finds that 71 percent of Americans think the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be disappointed by the way the U.S. has turned out.
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Bill Moyers: It's important to remember that, behind the July 4th holiday, are human beings who were as flawed as they were inspired.
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From the ACLU: Incidents of police harassment of photographers (and worse) continue to take place around the country on a daily basis.
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Ninety-four percent of the American flags used for July 4th celebrations are made in China.
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"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?"
   ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Liquor board sets tentative rules for marijuana.
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Neuroscientist claims that head transplants are now a realistic procedure.
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Creepy news of the day: A former North-Vietnamese soldier has been reunited with his arm after more than 40 years after it was amputated. 


7/3/13

Morsi removed as President of Egypt. America - walk like an Egyptian.
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How we think depends in part on how we write. Pen and ink impose constraints, making for greater precision, creativity, and clarity of thought.
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How Eric Holder facilitated the most unjust presidential pardon in American history.
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Warmongering U.S. defense giant Raytheon has developed a software that uses social networking sites to track your movements, and is able to predict where a person will be in their future behavior. 


7/2/13

"In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistle-blowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised - and it should be."
   ~  Edward Snowden
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Remember, the politically correct term for firecracker is fire-caucasian.
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Spokane's KHQ reporter/producer Lindsay Nadrich drops a double F-bomb on a live TV spot.
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Homeland Security sponsored propaganda posters in a Spokane city bus. They're trying to make everyone a Nazi now; better WATCH YOUR STEP.

 photo watchyourstep.jpg
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Spokesman-Review columnist Doug Clark: Parking meters rob us of our character.
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It deosn't mtaetr in waht odrer the letetrs in thees wrods are. The snetence is stlil reedabal.
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U.S. Army blocks access to Guardian website to preserve "network hygiene."
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Strangely, this is more illegal than marijuana...
I love my international criminal friends.

Arp rocks!
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U.S. troops patrolling the poppy fields of Afghanistan, protecting the drug lord's stash. 
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America values freedom of assembly? BS. Go to the four minute mark and watch these American Nazis arrest non-violent, legal American protesters.
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What we still don't know: Are we real?


7/1/13

Eye see...I was in an old, giant mansion with a group of people, all sitting around a large table. The owner of the house gave me permission to explore the beautiful building. I found many dusty, unused rooms, and many passageways that came to a dead end. Eventually I came upon a stairwell that led to what must have been the highest reaches of the edifice. There I discovered a huge cable that had been severed somehow and was showering electrical sparks into a red, molten mass below. I hurried back down the stairs and excitedly told the people at the big table and tried to get someone to call 911, but no one seemed too concerned - after all, there were a few other house fires in the area, which, they reasoned, was where the quickly accumulating smoke probably came from. I found a fire extinguisher but was unable to find my way back to the source of the danger. Frustrated, I woke...


6/30/13

It's like watching The Reign of Terror 
of the French Revolution from the Bastille.

Viva la revolucion!
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Show me one - just one - downtown restaurant, tavern or hotel worker who does not hate Hoopfest
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A high-ranking U.S. Major General says the official 9/11 story is a crock.
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Insidious ways surveillance changes the way we think and act.
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The U.S. has bugged European Union offices and gained access to internal computer networks. 
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Stupidity: the BBC documentary.
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Hand-built guns...
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"Any comments or jokes about security may lead to your immediate arrest."
   ~  From the TSA loudspeakers at George Bush airport in Houston
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Manifesto of Surrealism by Andre Breton.
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Top 10 American steps toward a police state.
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Do not be afraid: Glenn Greenwald speech on Edward Snowden and the NSA. 


6/29/13

Yeah, it got a little crazy last night in downtown Spokane. Even still, cops should know not to leave their car unattended in front of Mootsys Tavern.

 Yeah, that's hot...

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This is the kind of loser that Hoopfest brings to town: this guy knocked over a card rack in Boo Radley's because they told him they were closing.

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6/28/13

It's Hoopfest! Restaurateurs, hide your silverware. 
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Obama's war on journalism: The most troubling? The president is being aided by a cadre of Benedict Arnolds within the media itself.
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What the media isn't telling you about war in Syria.
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The Pentagon's former No. 2 uniformed leader is under investigation for allegedly giving the press details about the Stuxnet cyberweapon. Whistleblower? Traitor? Will the wrath of Barry be upon him?
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The more we learn about spying by the NSA, the more we need to find out: NSA collecting vast data on Americans' internet activities.

The "Making You Safe" lie.
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Michael Hastings is not the only questionable death in recent years. Here's 121 other mysterious deaths.
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"My understanding is that espionage means giving secret or classified information to the enemy. Since Snowden shared information with the American people, his indictment for espionage could reveal (or confirm) that the U.S. government views you and me as the enemy."
   ~  Ron Paul
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The U.S. Border Patrol operates 71 traffic checkpoints, including 32 permanent traffic checkpoints, near the southern border of the United States. These numbers will likely grow under the new "immigration reform" act, if/when it passes.


6/26/13

The AP and 16 other media organizations are challenging sealed case documents to make sure we know what's going on in a private prison in Boise.
_____We found Waldo...

An amendment to a U.S. immigration bill would cause the U.S. to have the most militarized border since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. It would double the number of Border Patrol agents from 20,000 to 40,000, fund construction of 700 miles of fencing, and provide billions of dollars for advanced surveillance equipment.
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"For the joy of doing evil, sir...
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"The state is the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies, too; and this lie creeps from its mouth: "I, the state, am the people."
   ~  Friedrich Niezsche
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Stuff like this is what makes American politics interesting: Wendy Davis' filibuster and public protest defeat Texas abortion bill.
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Nothing to hide, nothing to fear...?
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Demonizing Edward Snowden: which side are you on?
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Who were the patriots and traitors in Nazi Germany?
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Here's the trailer for "The Counselor," based on the original screenplay by Cormac McCarthy.


6/25/13

A Prairie Oyster, sir?
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Happy Birthday, George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair, 1903 - 1950). 
The whirling you hear is he spinning in his grave...
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Glenn Greenwald: Dianne Feinstein is outright lying about NSA surveillance.
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Quotes from Edward Snowden about U.S. government spying that should send a chill up your spine.
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If quantum teleportation could teleport a whole human, would that transported human really be the same person or just an exact copy?
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The US Conference of Mayor passed a resolution yesterday urging the feds to let states decide for themselves how to handle marijuana policy.
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Dronestream: A New York University's graduate thesis presentation of every US drone strike.


6/24/13

Here's my and Jesse James Hennessy's bizzaro horror skit. God help us all.

 


6/23/13

Marilyn Manson puts a spell on you...
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The attorney who represented the New York Times during the Pentagon Papers case, writes, "President Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom."
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Autocorrect has become my worst enema.
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Who needs the government to try to criminalize journalism when you have David Gregory to do it? asks Glenn Greenwald. And yet, it's difficult to fault Gregory for being spineless while journalists are being assassinated. photo 1064.jpg
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"I would refer you to" this article about how White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dodges reporters' questions.
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Tennessee residents who say children have become ill because of the public water supplies are being silenced with the threat of being considered a terrorist.
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Abby Martin calls out Bill Maher for his evolution from being a controversial commentator to being an arrogant lackey for the democratic party.
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Amazing video! Obama called "war criminal" and "hypocrite of the century" in Irish Parliament.


6/22/13I've been to a few...

What could be more ironic: the US has charged Edward Snowden with espionage, when it's the US that is doing the spying.
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Pork-laced bullets designed to send Muslims straight to Hell. This is nothing new. Twenty years ago, while I was editor of EWU's student newspaper, my news editor, Rick Nesbit, wrote a column saying the best way to end Gulf War One was to bomb them with dead pigs.
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Jon Stewart appears on an Egyptian satirical TV show.
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You can't make this up: A Klansman and his buddy are arrested for trying to build and sell a radiation gun to Jewish groups in order to kill Muslims. FBI charges them with conspiracy to create a weapon of mass destruction.


6/21/13

Just had a massive computer meltdown. 
Bear with me for a few days. 
(Draw sad face here...)

I'm still able to work on the film we just shot...
Stay tuned...


6/16/13

Happy Pa's Day from the birthplace of the holiday: Spokane.
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We filmed "Welcome to the Fire Room" today. I'll be busy editing the next few days and won't have time for all this America Collapsing stuff.


6/15/13

Alex Jones is loosing it in such an amazing and wonderful way.
Rant: The NSA is There for You!
Rant: Suck a Black Boot!
Demonic Mustache Rant!
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Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed legislation that will make possession of a bong or pipe a third degree felony, which could result in a five year prison term, a loss of the right to vote, and a lifelong criminal stigma.

Darryl Rouson (D-St. Petersburg), who sponsored the bill, said, "If we can make people drive to Georgia and Alabama and South Carolina to get fireworks, they can drive to get these utensils of death."
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I'm shooting a short horror film tomorrow with Jesse James Hennessy involving frogs, kidnapping, a Prairie Oyster (the drink), torture, sadism, surrealism, bad suits, deception, convulsions, role playing, slime, prison stripes, hypodermic needles and liver damage. I'm sure it'll be more fun than it sounds.
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FBI scientists claimed yesterday that a letter sent from Spokane to the Central Intelligence Agency contained ricin.
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Ron Paul on the WMD claims from the White House about Syria.
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Seattle Visitors Bureau says many questions remain about pot tourism.
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Al Gore: NSA surveillance "violates the constitution. The fourth amendment and the first amendment – and the fourth amendment language is crystal clear."
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TSA does not keep you safe. It never has. It never will.
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The only thing Orwell got wrong was the year...


6/14/13

Yeah, baby! The U.S. says it will arm Syrian rebels. American lattes will remain under $4!
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There's a new anti-demonstration rule at the U.S. Supreme Court. 
There's a new anti-demonstration rule at the U.S. Supreme Court. 
There's a new anti-demonstration rule at the U.S. Supreme Court. 
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Shortly before Sen. Obama was elected president, ABC News reported that military interceptors working for the NSA listened to troops' private conversations with loved ones back home, and would gather as a group to listen to especially salacious calls. To keep us safe.
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Germany demands that Obama explain "American-style Stasi methods."
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George Takei is hardly the only American concerned about the NSA's massive surveillance programs. His fears are rooted in the memory of the government persecution he suffered firsthand in a Japanese internment camp.


6/13/13

TSA to run security operation at downtown Spokane bus plaza tomorrow as part of the VIPR program. This is NOT okay! It's our duty to tell these people they are not welcome in our city.
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Why is gay porn so popular in Pakistan?
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Supreme Court ruled today that human genes cannot be patented. A medical breakthrough that isolates a genetic mutation does not amount to an invention meriting a patent. The decision makes it easier for researchers to engage in genetic research.
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Three reasons the "nothing to hide" crowd should be worried about government surveillance.
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Nauseating quotes from hypocritical politicians about the NSA spying scandal.
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Glenn Beck says that today his network will break news from a whistleblower that is going to take down the entire power structure of America. For once I hope he's right.
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Robert Anton Wilson explains quantum physics.
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Anwar Al-Awlaki dined with military personal at Pentagon just months after 9/11.
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Patrick Kennedy admits unnamed U.S. intelligence agency got underwear bomber on Flight 253.
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Moving toward legal marijuana commerce in Washington state.
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"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
   ~  Mark Twain


6/12/13

Facebook won't disclose response to NSA requests.
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HA! The NSA wiretapping public service announcement - Operation: Everyone talk like a terrorist all the time.
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How to build a bicycle generator.
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Here's the official Washington state logo issued by the State Liquor Control Board for marijuana licensees. High school boys have been "designing" this on their notebooks for many years now.
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If you divide 1 by 998,001 you get all three-digit numbers from 000 to 999 in order (998 being the only exception).
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Here's the transcript of the original Edward Snowden/Glenn Greenwald interview.
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A cop sexually assaults a woman in court then arrests her for protesting.


6/11/14

A former NSA whistleblower sheds light on the science of surveillance.
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Lawmakers question legal basis for NSA surveillance.
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Even top-ranking senators on the Homeland Security Committee have not been briefed on the NSA's PRISM surveillance program.
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Paul Krugman, an outspoken liberal economist known for his support of the Obama administration: U.S. has become an authoritarian surveillance state.
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Bill O'Reilly: Shut down the surveillance program.
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Snowden leaks show NSA routinely lies to Congress.
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Today's front page of The Guardian: Europe demands answers from Obama over surveillance by the U.S.
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"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
   ~  William Shakespeare


6/10/13Visit Beautiful Turkey.

Maybe NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden saw one of those Homeland Security posters: "If you see something, say something."
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"It's well past time that we have a debate about whether that's the kind of country and world in which we want to live....We haven't had that debate because it's all done in secrecy and the Obama administration has been very aggressive about bullying and threatening anybody who thinks about exposing it or writing about it or even doing journalism about it"
   ~ Glenn Greenwald, who broke the NSA story.

Greenwald says U.S. wants to "Destroy privacy around the world."
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"In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden's release of NSA material – and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago."
   ~  Daniel Ellsberg

Edward Snowden: Saving us from the United Stasi of America.
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Obama worked with Republicans to kill Bush torture probe, WikiLeaks cable reveals. 
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Panopticon (pan-op'-ti-kon) n. a method of controlling prisoners by guards who can view them at all times.
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The NSA leaker in his own words.

Prior NSA whistleblower warns Edward Snowdon: the government will seek "revenge and retaliation." 

Today's NY Times article.

Is Snowdon, who leaked sensitive information about U.S. surveillance programs, a whistleblower or a traitor

Glenn Beck and Michael Moore agree on something: Snowden is a hero.
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Snowden flees to Hong Kong.

What might China do?
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Reporter Glenn Greenwald destroys Lindsey Graham's defense of NSA surveillance.
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Noam Chomsky on the Boston bombings, US terror inflicted abroad, drones, Obama's rebranding of Bush administration policies, the National Defense Authorization Act, Holder v. Humanitarian Law, conventional wisdom, the evolution of media propaganda and education as a form of elite indoctrination.


6/9/13 

I can not even begin to express what is going on in my heart right now with my eldest grandchild graduating from high school today. And to think, in two years, I'll have another, and then another, and then another, and then another, and then another. And by then, they'll all be making more babies. And to think, it all started with me just wanting a date for my Senior Prom...
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Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations. "I do not expect to see home again....I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things."
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Alex Jones disrupts a BBC program in an spectacular way.
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I was going through some old boxes and found this painting I did in 1997.

painting - ssg
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I want to open a chicken restaurant called Fusterclucks. I'll hire only totally inept, goofball servers who spill things on customers and continuously praise late 80s death metal groups.
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I want to open a bar and grill called Bilderburger. The logo will be a pyramid; on top, instead of the all-seeing eye, there will be a hearty bacon burger with all the trimmings.
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Does anyone else think it's strange that suddenly four or five people across the country are accused of sending ricin in the mail?
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Ron Paul talking about computer surveillance in 1984.
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"I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath."
   ~  David Lynch
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Another Twilight Zone find:

Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room written by Rod Serling
Season 2, Episode 3

Small time criminal Jackie Rhoades must face both his past and his conscience while waiting for his next assignment.


6/8/13

An interesting day in downtown Spokane...

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The Gay Pride parade comes to town.

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I love the messages on all the shirts.

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Ma, it's... complicated...

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Some very unusual stories were told...

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This girl totally got in the way of what could have been an awesome truck shot. 

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Definitely not your typical downtown Spokane Saturday afternoon.

photo - ssg
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View all 24 shots on my Facebook.
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1:19 am
I thought I saw my friend Heather at the Gay Pride march and went up and gave her a big hug.
  
photo - ssg"Hi, Heather," I said. "Is Dave here?"
   "I don't know Dave and my name's not Heather," she said. "I appreciate the hug, though."
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12:42 am
Chants heard at the Gay Pride march: Two, four, six, eight. How do you know your girlfriend's straight?
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11: 25 am
The Gay Pride march is getting geared up to rumble through downtown Spokane. I'm wearing all black but your flaming flags still demand a salute.

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A foolish 27 year old Moses Lake man was conned out of $2,860 by someone claiming to be an FBI agent.

They'll stop at nothing. This appeared and locked down my computer five minutes after a non-porn site automatically send me to a porn site, directing me to send $300 to avoid arrest.
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A Russian billionaire is planning to become immortal by 2045.
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Much weirdness happening around Spokane: Spokane County Sheriffs tase another man. He ends up with scrambled gray matter. Brain dead men tell no tales. Also, a body is found dissolving in a tub of acid. Good times...
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At this weekend’s summit, Obama was to press Xi Jinping on China’s cyber snooping program. Then the NSA scandals broke. Ever heard of people who live in glass houses?
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Former drone operator speaks out - haunted by his death toll of 1626 people.
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What we are experiencing is a defining moment in American history. The barrage of scandals facing the administration is not an Obama problem. It is not a Democrat or a Republican problem - the Patriot Act, the NDAA, warrantless wiretaps, seizing phone records, spying on emails, drone strikes on U.S. citizens - this is a problem of tyranny. Will we continue to remain silent?
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Bernie Sanders rips Obama's defence of the electronic snooping program.
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Apparently Dzhokahar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were not Verizon customers.


6/7/13

Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now? Why, yes, yes we can...

Obama kept the data collection a highly classified state secret. If it were up to the White House, we wouldn't know of the program's existence, ever.

Technology has made it possible for the American government to spy on citizens to an extent East Germany could only dream of. Basically everything we say that can be traced digitally is being collected by the NSA.

The NSA - a part of the military - is mining data from nine leading internet firms; companies deny knowledge.
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Two new reports show that the Pentagon is unable to determine where the billions it is spending on private contractors is going, or what actual work these contractors are performing.
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Philadelphia is closing 23 schools while building a $400 million prison.
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Noam Chomsky on Ronald Reagan's secret, genocidal wars.
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Some of the loudest anti-Bush voices - including Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman and Ed Markey and Sens. Mark Udall and Ron Wyden - have been demanding answers from the White House on civil liberties, privacy and regulations.
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The science of hangovers...
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Unusually good Twilight Zone episodes - streaming on Netflix - that I hadn't seen before:

One More Pallbearer 
Wealthy Paul Radin tries to get three people from his past to apologize to him by offering them shelter from a staged and phony nuclear war scenario. W
ritten by Ron Serling.

A Piano in the House
A sadistic and hated theater critic buys a player piano that has the power to reveal the souls of all who hear it.


6/6/13

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: Welcome to the Bush/Obama White House.

Massive domestic spying revealed exactly what NSA whistleblowers warned about.

NSA's Verizon spying order specifically targeted Americans, not foreigners.

Wake up, America: You're letting your privacy slip away.
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In 1971 Neil Young finds a bootleg recording of a live Crosby Stills Nash Young show and confronts the store employee who has no idea who he is.
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Snakes appear in almost every one of the Creation Museum’s exhibits, perhaps as a reminder of Satan’s lone virtue: persistence.
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Greenwald's mirror vs. Maher's blind spot: The joke is on Bill Maher.
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The United Sades of America.


6/5/13

NSA have become outright Nazis: collecting phone records of millions of Americans DAILY.
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American fascism: Ralph Nader decries how big business has taken control of the U.S. government.
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"Creativity is a drug I cannot live without."
   ~  Cicil B. DeMille
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Forty-five years ago today I was in Los Angeles with my family getting ready to go to Disneyland when it was announced on television that Sen. Robert Kennedy had been shot, just a few miles away from us at the Ambassador Hotel. Later, the talking statue of Abraham Lincoln severely creeped me out.
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"Jellyfish UFO" caught on tape over Peru.


6/4/13

Herzog's films portray humans as frail creatures caught in the gap between an indifferent nature and a punishing God: 50 years of potent, inspiring, disturbing films.
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Blub, blub, blub, blub...In tying Bradley Manning to Julian Assange, the government is trying to silence journalists and whistle blowers
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You'd think I'd be in a lot better shape considering how many hours a day I wrestle with my personal demons.
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And now they're coming for your DNA.
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The Writers Guild of America's 101 Best Written TV Series: Star Trek, The Twilight Zone - my childhood has been vindicated.
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Prescription drugs now kill more people in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined.
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Rand Paul's concerns about arming Syrian rebels are valid.
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Sherman Alexie's favorite films about Native Americans.
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Waiting until a third party can win before you support them is like waiting for all the lights to turn green before you leave your driveway.
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U.S. wheat is banned by Japan and South Korea because of GMO contamination.


6/3/13 

Maybe, but Nietzsche's not as hard to swallow: Hallucinogens could ease existential terror.
_____The Virgin Mary or Nicolas Cage in drag?

I can not stop watching this video. I regret not being black and funky. Does that make me wunky?
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The first major hemp crop in 60 years is planted in southeast Colorado. Why are we in Washington state falling behind?
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There are now more Americans in jail than there were in Stalin's gulag labor camps.
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Bradley Manning's trial begins tomorrow. Here's a rundown of his court martial.
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The Department of Homeland Security is forced to release a list of keywords it uses to monitor social networking. If you're thinking of tweeting about clouds, pork, exercise or even Mexico, think again...
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Here's a photo journal of the Turkish uprising.


6/2/13A tear gas canister that the Turkish government is using on its own people. Note the bottom of the photo: Made in U.S.A.  Who says we don't make anything here anymore?

With a straight face, the U.S. rebukes Turkey for cracking down on protesters.

Police attack protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Taksim Square is drenched in blood as 900 protesters are arrested.
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If you're angry because Wheel of Fortune isn't on today, you can watch former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin's graduation speech in its entirety at Republic High School yesterday by clicking here.
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School says deaf boy's name sign looks too much like a gun.
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The best way to honor our veterans is to stop making new ones.
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A Seattle FBI agent has admitted the bureau busted a Nebraska-based child porn website in November, 2012, and operated it for two weeks before shutting it down. While under FBI control, up to 5,600 users swapped and accessed images of children being raped, abused or forced to pose naked.
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Charlie Chaplin once went to a Charlie Chaplin look-alike competition and lost.
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"To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it`s like getting a standing ovation. But one must remember that there is such a thing as good bad taste and bad bad taste."
   ~  John Waters
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Try saying "Good Eye Might" without sounding Australian.


6/1/13

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5/31/13

My neighbor...FBI: a Spokane man already charged with sending threatening correspondence to the local post office, allegedly mailed a letter with ricin to Obama and the CIA.
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What was it like to be an executioner in the 16th century?
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Catholic Church's top exorcist claims he rid the world of 160,000 demons.
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The Makers return to Spokane this Saturday for the weekend long Volume Music Festival.
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At least I don't look like a terrorist.Ex-Microsoft manager plans to create the first U.S. marijuana brand, with cannabis he hopes to eventually import legally from Mexico.
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George W. Bush's Deputy Attorney General - who authorized the once-very-controversial, patently illegal NSA eavesdropping program - is President Obama's choice to be the new Director of the FBI.
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Did Hitler invent the Hitler mustache?
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As striking fast food workers shut down restaurants across Seattle, the mayor released a statement supporting their campaign for higher wages and the right to organize without retaliation.
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Jim Morrison predicts the future of music.


5/30/13

Adam Kokesh is canceling his planned July 4 armed march on Washington, D.C., and instead calling for a march on all 50 state capitols with the goal of overthrowing the federal government.
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"Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon."
   ~  Emily Dickinson
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The top 10 worst informercials.
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Q: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?

A: I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers.
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Snakes fall from trees at a D.C. playground. Surprise! The playground is built on top of two old cemeteries.
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Bush wasn't a conservative and Obama isn't a liberal.
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He still looks rather dead to me.A Buddhist monk left a note with instructions on how his body should be handled after death, once his body was exhumed in 2002 after 80 years it was in perfect condition. 

Hambo Lama Itigelov: The Living Dead Buddhist Monk. 

His Wikipedia page.

Hope lives on for Russia's dead monk.
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If you put Saturn in water it would float.


5/29/13

Hitler tea kettle: Does this JC Penney billboard ad look like a German dictator?
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US military contracting group Blackwater members are seen in new leaked video shooting their machine guns at random while driving through the streets of Baghdad.
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Naked Citizens: An interesting and scary documentary about the present technologies and consequences of state surveillance.
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Amazing. We bombed Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and I still see people driving around with "Obama for Peace" bumper stickers on their cars.
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Perhaps these failed logos should have went through another round of committees.

Ad placement mess ups...
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Here's the full-length 120 minute uncensored "Director's Cut" of Robert Carl Cohen's surrealistic documentary of Hollywood in the psychedelic 1960s: Mondo Hollywood.
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"All oppression crates a state of war."
   ~  Simone de Beauvoir


      5/28/13

 You can't handle the truth!


5/27/13

Here's our film for the 50 Hour Film Slam. Jesse's camera broke at the end of the shoot and it ended up taking him 2,507 hours to finish. Still, "The Burning" is pretty cool. The mad sequence starting about half-way through is awesome. I love the photography, the editing, the acting, and the amazing incidental violin music by Christopher Lamb.

 


5/26/13

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival winners have been announced. Some American noteables: The Coen brothers win the Grand Prix award for Inside Llewyn Davis. Bruce Dern wins best actor for Nebraska.
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In a truly free market, do you think that Monsanto would have been able to attain their current position of dominance?
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Pluto will complete its first full orbit around the sun (since its discovery) on March 23, 2178.
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I wonder how many people who read this old Popular Science speculation - about what a national ID card might look like - noticed the name on the card: Winston Smith.
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The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
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The US war on terror is the most massive terror campaign ever, and the invasion of Iraq was the worst crime in recent history, says Noam Chomsky, adding that he wants to see Bush, Blair and Obama tried at the International Criminal Court.
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Actor Christopher Lee plans to celebrate his 91st birthday by releasing a new heavy metal album based on the life of Charlemagne. He recorded it with Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner.
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"You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul."
   ~  Mahatma Gandhi
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Adolf Hitler strikes a pose for photographer Heinrich Hoffmann while listening to a recording of his own speeches. After seeing the photographs, Hitler ordered Hoffmann to destroy the negatives. He did not.


5/25/13

Why music moves us.
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If you had told someone in Germany in 1933 that Hitler would be building concentration camps with the help of IBM and IG Farben, they would have called you a conspiracy theorist.
_____Have a nice day!

Price of 1 gigabyte of storage over time:

1981 $300,000
1987 $50,000
1990 $10,000
1994 $1,000

1997 $100
2000 $10
2004 $1
2012 $0.10

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Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim - when he defends himself - as a criminal.  
   ~  Frederic Bastiat
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Noah Chomsky on Silicon Valley, the Internet, Google, Wikileaks and other topics.


5/24/13

Bob Dylan is 72 today. That's 142 in bob years.
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Here's a list of things ain't nobody got time for:
1. That
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Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a search warrant for a Fox News reporter's private emails.
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The FBI investigated the song "Louie Louie" for two years to see if it contained some hidden obscene message.
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Here's a series of interviews by DemocracyNow! with the activist who interrupted Obama's terrorism speech yesterday.
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Can police be trusted with the new "SWAT Bot?"
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An interview with Adam Kokesh, right before he was arrested by feds.
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If you want to grow, process or sell marijuana under the state’s new pot-law, your fingerprints will be compared to those already captured in the FBI’s data-base

Why? Do distillers have to do this? Do other legal, legitimate business owners have to do this?
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Ten mysteries surrounding World War II.
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Radio host Glenn Beck says that “forces of spiritual darkness” at CNN arranged to have Wolf Blitzer ask a atheist tornado survivor if she thanked the Lord as a plot to promote atheism. 
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Unexcited? There may be a pill for that: the pharmaceutical quest to give women a better sex life.


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"Don’t interact, don’t talk, they are not humans." - Gitmo guard's basic orders.
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A breakdown of the directionality of time, and how we perceive it.
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Team Obama has dispensed with the absurd pretense that targeting Americans is a secret, and admitted that they've killed a total of 4 Americans with drones.
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How to think like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in mindfulness and creativity from the great detective. 


5/22/13

Fairchild Air Force Base lost its bid to host the tankers that refuel bombers. This is a good thing, right? We end up playing a lesser part in the killing of innocent brown people around the globe. True, we might end up paying a few extra cents for our gasoline and our mochas; but, in the grand moral scheme of things, in our supposed adherence of "Do unto others..." this is a good thing, right?Don't watch this!
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This is what tyranny looks like.
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Time-lapse of the Oklahoma City tornado.
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NASA to fund 3D food production project.
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Semi carrying assorted fruit crashes on I-90 Freeway, creates jam.
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A federal appeals court yesterday backed the U.S. government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was purportedly killed by U.S. commandos.
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Adam: Honey, that's not a salad. That's my dirty laundry.
Eve: Mmmph?
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Obama worse than Nixon? Pentagon Papers attorney decries AP phone probe, Julian Assange persecution.
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The top five underrated sci-fi movie masterpieces.


5/20/13

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, dead at 74.
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Defense against the psychopath.
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Factoid revealed by last night's Billboard Music Awards show:
You could print a map of Trinidad on Nicki Minaj's butt in 1:1 scale.

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The late Christopher Hitchens: An inspired rant about restaurant workers pouring wine for you.

Five obnoxious things restaurants need to stop doing.
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Florida has introduced an online method of reporting people to the government, called "iWatch." The site explains what kinds of things should be reported; among them: people making sketches of buildings, a stranger who asks about building security, worrisome fumes, and suspicious car renters.
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 UFO sightings in Canada are at an all-time high, doubling in 2012.

Click here to hear the Canadian National Anthem.
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Adam Kokesh - the armed march on DC guy - was arrested in Philadelphia at the 5th annual Smoke Down Prohibition. He was not in possession of marijuana. All he did was speak.
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"Astoundingly disturbing": Obama Administration claims power to wage endless war across the globe.

Washington gets explicit: Its war on terror is permanent.
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When I said I wanted to be a comedian, they all laughed at me. Well, no one's laughing now.


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Cell phone photos from the FBI raid of a Browne's Addition apartment yesterday in connection to the ricin-laced letters sent to the Spokane Post Office. 

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5/18/13

My friend Madeline with her friends Kyra and Billy Bob Thornton in downtown Spokane last night.              ---->
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"Doctor. Tell me. How much time do I have left?"
"Ten."
"Ten? Ten what?"
"Nine..." 
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Eight great philosophical questions that we'll probably never solve.
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Slow motion lightning strike: One second equals three minutes.
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Here's the face of Richard III, 3D-printed from a scan of his recently exhumed skull.


5/17/13

Director Lars Von Trier: It's not difficult to make films; you just have to push a button.
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In just ten months, the United States managed to transform an 82 year-old Catholic nun and two pacifists from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors accused of misdemeanor trespassing into federal felons convicted of violent crimes of terrorism.
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A great documentary: Stanley Kubrick - A Life in Pictures.


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Depending on whom you ask, Andy Kaufman either died on this day 29 years ago, or he pulled off one of history's greatest hoaxes.
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Here's the first draft of the state's rules for growing and selling marijuana in the state of Washington.
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Bill Maher is increasingly becoming like the guy who invested in the Edsel and feels he still has to tout it's glories even though it's dented and on blocks in his front yard.
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So, you want to see Bea Arthur naked, huh?
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I hope you didn't make the mistake of playing the drinking game and taking a sip whenever Attorney General Eric Holder said "I can't comment because of an ongoing investigation" before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. Ouch...
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Saudi religious police boss says that anyone using social media sites, especially Twitter "has lost this world and his afterlife."
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An epic internet meltdown: Delusional restaurateurs freak out on Facebook


5/15/13

To keep tons of steel and harmful embalming fluids out of the ground - and to save money - more and more Americans are considering a natural burial after death.
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Swedish man dies after having sex with a hornet's nest.
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Chris Hedges on Democracy Now!: From WikiLeaks to AP Phone Scandal, U.S. Nears "Totalitarian Security & Surveillance State"
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No doubt you've heard everyone freaking out (rightfully so) about the ancient Mayan pyramid in Belize that has been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for roads. This has been going on for centuries: I've walked on the Zocalo, the enormous plaza in downtown Mexico City, that was build from the stones of the great Aztec pyramid torn down by Cortes in the early 1500s. 
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Cormac McCarthy's The Road may have the scariest passage in all of literature.
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How to read topographic maps.
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Suddenly it takes both hands to count all of my grandchildren...


5/14/13

Police could soon get their hands on the U.S. military's "pain ray." This high frequency microwave weapon makes you feel like your skin is burning, but leaves no scars.  
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Outrage at Syrian rebel commander shown in video cutting open Syrian soldier's chest and taking a bite out of his heart.

Here's the video: Obviously, it's graphic.
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The U.S. Department of Justice secretly seized two months of phone records for reporters and editors of The Associated Press in what the news organization said Monday was a “serious interference with A.P.’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.”

And then they came for the AP...
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Jon Stewart rips Obama a new one, for everything...
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The ACLU was curious about warrantless government snooping on citizens’ text messages, so they filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Justice Department. They received 15 pages, completely blacked out.
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Beelzebub has a devil set aside for me...Check out Time Mag's cover this week: Homeland Insecurity.
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Adam Kokesh seeks Obama's support for the Open Carry March on Washington.
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"He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to ... cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”

— Article II, Section 1, Articles of Impeachment against Richard M. Nixon, adopted by the House Judiciary Committee, July 29, 1974

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How it begins: Man refuses to stop drone-spying on Seattle woman.


5/13/13

On CBS Morning, reporter John Dickerson described the Benghazi fiasco as typical "ass-covering."

Ron Paul rips both sides on Benghazi.

How can we understand Benghazi without probing the CIA's role? The attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens targeted a CIA operation, not a "diplomatic post."
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When it comes to contraception, science takes a back seat to politics at the White House.
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The Texas State House voted to pass House Bill 912, which would criminalize unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance without a property owner's knowledge.
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Barns are painted red because of the physics of dying stars.
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Proof there is a God: A police drone fell from the sky and crashed into an armored police vehicle.
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The Wall Street Journal and Reuters both report that the IRS moved beyond giving a skeptical eye to “tea party” and “patriot” groups.
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I just gagged on a piece of Brooke Candy.


5/12/13

The privacy-invading potential of eye tracking technology: Among the things that eye tracking has or could be used to try to discover about us: drug and alcohol use, mental and psychological illness, lie detection and sexuality.
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"America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long."
   ~  Ron Paul
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Some gun owners aren't happy about the open carry march on Washington.


5/11/13

How to beat a photo-enforced speeding or red light ticket.
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The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from.
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Mysterious aircraft puzzles Boston area residents.
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Foreign visitors to North Korea are allowed to attend sports matches alongside their minders. Here's a report about on the eerie silence and subdued atmosphere at a soccer match in Pyongyang.


5/10/13

During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
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What do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red light cameras all have in common? They are all major revenue sources for state and local governments.
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Adam Kokesh, the gun march guy, on "If you were waking up from a 10-year coma."
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Pew Research Center: Gun violence plummeted, but people think it increased.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report saying that firearm homicides are down 39% since 1993. There are about 50 million more guns in America now than in 1993 and crime did not go up.
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On target pressure points: Militarized police.


5/9/13

Rolling Stone readers' poll: The ten worst bands of the Nineties.
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Sid Vicious would have been 56 years old today if not for, well, about ten thousand different things.
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Ninety percent of the editors on Wikipedia are men. Not surprisingly, there are fewer articles on female poets than on porno actresses.
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Is 1984 now? Rand Paul on how George Orwell's dystopian novel continues to come true.
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Here's Adam Kokesh, the guy organizing the armed march on Washington, giving a speech to the Iraq Veterans Against the War/Veterans for Peace gathering. Scary - not the speech itself - but the fact I can't disagree with what he says.

Here's his "Message of Freedom in One Minute."
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Two second graders pointed pencils at each other during a pretend battle, and were suspended for their imaginative play. "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made," said a spokesperson for Suffolk Public Schools.


5/8/13

The Obama administration is on the verge of backing an FBI plan for an overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate by Internet rather than phone.
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Newly declassified memo shows CIA shaped Zero Dark Thirty's narrative.
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Artist makes soap from his own liposuctioned fat.
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The FDA announces a plan to investigate, and potentially regulate, caffine.
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 Crisis, policing and militarism after Boston: Why we need to establish fire lines.
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A plastic firearm that can be churned out on a 3-D printer and easily assembled was downloaded at least 50,000 times Monday, according to the self-described anarchist who made it available for free online.
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The Second Amendment’s guarantee of an individual right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control laws, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 5-to-4 decision.


5/7/13

Store pulls nuts from shelves because it wasn't disclosed on the package that the bag of nuts contained nuts.
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Over the line: U.S. agents shooting innocent Mexicans across the border with impunity.
_____The Visitor's Bureau is gonna be pissed!

A lot of people are criticizing folks who choose anal bleaching. Those assholes really need to lighten up.
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Spokane and much of Eastern Washington is being invaded by giant, flying ants! There seems to be no consensus as to where they came from. Some say it's a natural occurrence after the unseasonable warm weather (though I don't remember this ever happening before), and some say they were blown in on a strong wind (from Antland? Antwerp? Antlantis?).
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A new report from the United Nations Human Rights Commission suggests that lethal autonomous robots need to be regulated before they become the military weapons of the future, as some of these machines can allegedly choose and execute their own targets without human input.
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Here's a collection of all of the North American English Dialects, based on pronunciation patterns, all with video examples. Strangely, the Inland Northwest is typified by the speech of George Nethercutt. 
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Despite the rhetoric, scary YouTube videos don't turn people into terrorists.


5/6/13

Adam Kokesh claims to have 1775 confirmed attendees for the Open Carry March on Washington this Fourth of July. He's hoping for 10K.

He was on the Alex Jones show this morning.
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More than 30 million Americans have used psychedelic drugs.
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Poll: 3 in 10 voters believe an armed revolution might be necessary "in order to protect our liberties" in the next few years. 
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Senior military, intelligence, law enforcement, and government officials who question the 9/11 Commission Report.
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Obama tells graduates to reject antigovernment talk. He says government critics "gum up the works." He told the crowd at the Ohio State commencement ceremony, “They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

That's right. Voices like Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Paine.
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Obama says he wants to close Guantanamo, but his actions don't match his words: Four policies that help keep the prison camp open.
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U.S. Naval medics are forcing tubes down the noses of detainees at Guantánamo Bay in order to feed them against their will. When does "suicide prevention" become torture?


5/5/13

Remember, if you're running Bloomsday today, leave your backpacks, coolers, individuality, reason and antiquated sense of liberty and dignity at home.
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Roman Polanski will debut his new film Venus in Fur at Cannes. It's a film adaptation of a two-person play set in the modern day by David Ives. The original Venus in Furs is a totally warped story about kinky sex and sadomasochism - perfect for Polanski.
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Here's the Rick Steves interview in High Times mag.
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"Nuclear Incident" drills are going to be conducted in Montana this week. The stated goal is to get local police used to working with Homeland Security, FEMA, and the military. 

But don't worry: they're probably nothing like the terrorism drills held just before 9/11, or the subway bombing drills held just before the London subway bombings, or the Marathon bombing drills held just before the Boston Marathon bombings.
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A horse won the Kentucky Derby yesterday!
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The last person yesterday to say, "May the Fourth be with you," had no idea that they were one person away from having their eyes clawed out.


5/4/13

Go to OtherSpokane's Special Discombobulated Issue.


5/3/13

Click Like if you hate the Like button.


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Liberty was also attacked in Boston: Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down. photo 37614.jpg
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Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City.
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First female is added to the FBI Most Wanted  Terrorists list: A 65-year-old Black Panther, on the lam since the Seventies.
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Fifteen very weird things found in school books.
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Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing argument that all motion is impossible - but where's the flaw in his logic? How to resolve Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox.
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Apparently tomorrow is World Naked Gardening Day. Watch that rake.
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Gadgets of the future, now.
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This explains a lot: Court says it's okay to bar cops because their IQ is too high.
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The number of names on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected terrorists has jumped to 875,000 from 540,000 only five years ago.


5/2/13

Oooooommmmm...


5/1/13

   Happy May Day.
(Time for a change.)


4/30/13

Wow. Who did I piss off?

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4/29/13

Every time you make a typo, the errorists win.
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Did Jesus heal using cannabis? Cannabis is an ancient herbal remedy and has only recently been considered a street drug.Day Shift  -  photo ssg
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Bipolar  :):
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Eight things you won't see at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
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Do you want an energy boost or do you feel like kicking back? Sativa vs. Indica.
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Boston bomber and mother were on terrorist watch list: Has the government bungled the investigation?
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Eccentric anthropologist Grover Krantz donated his body to science, on one condition.
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Bill Gates has pledged $100,000 to anyone with credible plans to make a condom that "is felt to enhance pleasure." Can it be done?
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CIA's "bags of cash" fueled Afghan corruption, bought little influence.


4/28/13

Psywar: This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.
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Leonardo da Vinci invented a robot.
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Human Resources: a documentary about social control - examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.
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The Republicans' George W. Bush magic calendar.
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Obama jokes about smoking pot at the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner while nearly 2 million people are imprisoned for the same thing.
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Thirty-five camping tips and tricks.
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I say a lot of Bob Dylan's songs are proto-rap. Prove me wrong hippies.
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Ten quotes that illustrate Henry Kissinger's megalomania and indifference to the deaths of untold numbers of civilians.
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Inside Barcelona's political shoplifting movement.
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Moses Lake Airport is one of six sites in the nation where the FAA wants to test drones.
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Scientists have created a genetically altered lamb that glows under ultraviolet light.
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Isolated Point Roberts is in a quandary on how to get legal pot.
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Noam Chomsky: Obama's attack on civil liberties has gone way beyond imagination.


4/27/13

Gil Scott-Heron

We Beg Your Pardon
Whitey On The Moon
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
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If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
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Nine burning, unresolved questions about the Boston bombings.
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How to debunk the George W. Bush cronies attempts at revisionism.
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Forget the maps: Travel writer Paul Theroux on why planning your trip can be a lesson in frustration.
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The real questions about the Boston attack: Glenn Greenwald talks to Bill Moyer about the need to investigate why so many people are willing to risk lives and liberty to bring violence to America.
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Five occult-like military insignia: What do they mean?
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"The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor."
   ~  Volaire


4/26/13

Former The Scene magazine correspondent and provocateur, and creator of the raucous cartoon Giant Fetus, Jon Welge, has been picked as the KHQ Facebook Friend of the Day. Another sign of the Apocalypse! (Notice he's breaking Washington state law in the photo.)
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Animator Mike Sullivan explores how robots might reproduce once humanity is out of the picture. This episode goes behind the scenes of his short films, which resemble a surreal, NC-17-rated version of Metropolis.
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Photos from the city of Pripyat, inside the exclusion zone around the nuclear plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine where an explosion and subsequent reactor meltdown became the world's worst nuclear accident.
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The MeCam quadcopter will follow you around, filming everything you do. It launches from the palm of your hand and hovers instantly. Uploads to social media sites.
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Made with the help of USC's Medical school in LA, this CIA video on LSD shows trials of a dosed human guinea pig in 1955.
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The science of lying. The details behind our lying ways, how such behavior evolved, how pathological liars are different from the rest of us, and how scientists are getting better at spotting lies.


4/25/13

I watched the news reports of the dedication of the George W. Bush Library and Museum with all of the living Presidents of the United States, where President Jimmy Carter looked like Urkel kicking it with Mafioso kingpins. A brave move by the inventor of Billy Beer's brother - appearing publicly with this band of warmongers and liberty looters.
_____Bartender Dan at Mootsys Tavern in downtown Spokane holding a preserved bovine carotid artery. Beef: It's what's for supper.

"Masochism is a valuable job skill."
   ~  Chuck Palahniuk
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Tupac, Neck Braces, and Suicide: An Interview with Harmony Korine.
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Obama ready to deliver another blow to whistleblower protections. Thousands of federal employees have lost the right to an appeal if fired. Don't worry. It's for your national security.
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Boston: Prep for the police state? An interview with former FBI translator and whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds.
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The George W. Bush Library and Museum opened today. If you can't find that certain Dick and Jane book, or that obscure Dr. Seuss testament, now you know where to go.
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Thirteen people who are dead because of America's futile War on Drugs.
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Watch this young American-educated Yemeni's Senate testimony about a drone strike on his village.
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So, you want to topple the U.S. government?
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Found at auction: The unseen photographs of an unassuming children's nanny who kept to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone.
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The Stargate Project: Psychic warriors and the CIA.
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The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding.
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Most Gitmo detainees are now on a hunger strike.


4/24/13

Did drinking make Hemingway and Fitzgerald great - or hold them back?
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Former US Ambassador and human right activist exposes the gaping holes in the FBI's story: Official Tsarnaev story makes no sense.
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This documentary traces the history and controversy surrounding the film The Devils, the notorious 1971 film by Ken Russell of alleged demonic possession in 17th century France.
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Three reasons the Boston bombing case should not change our attitudes about privacy.
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Ten amazing gadgets you can wear.
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: We're going to suspend your rights to protest, bear arms, privacy, and trial by jury.
B: Why?
A: To protect you from terrorists.
B: Why do we need to be protected from terrorists?
A: They hate you for your freedoms.

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Democracy Now!: The secret story behind Obama's assassination of two Americans in Yeman.
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"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."
   ~  Kurt Vonnegut


4/23/13

"A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of the boat."
   ~  Paulo Coelho
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What do Auden, Sartre, and Ayn Rand have in common? Amphetamines.
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Big thumbs up: Man's thumb has become his surrogate penis after accident left him paralyzed.
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Warmonger George W. Bush has a 47 percent approval rating and a 50 percent disapproval, according to a ABC News/Washington survey. When Bush left office, he had a 33 percent approval rating. Must be the paintings...
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New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) last night reiterated his belief that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tortured even though he is a U.S. citizen.
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An additional 10 points deducted from anyone who said the alleged Boston bombers were "Czechoslovakian." Congratulations: you've not only missed Chechnya by 1300 miles, you have misidentified it as a nation that hasn't exist for over 20 years.
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Ten of the most toxic places in the world to live.
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Bloomberg says interpretation of Constitution will "have to change" after Boston bombing.
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Systematic house-to-house raids in locked-down Watertown, Mass.
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Breaking down the CISPA bill: No more internet privacy?


4/22/13

The Orwellian warfare state of carnage and doublethink.
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Ritchie Havens, dead at 72.

Ritchie Havens opening Woodstock.
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I celebrate Earth Day by walking upon it.
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After Boston: Don't get fooled again by the "War on Terror" hawks.
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Pics of the bombing suspects in the crowd: 
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Regular Joes? One bombing suspect loved pot and Obama. The other was married.
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A new report from an independent task force finds that the Bush administration committed torture. The decision to do so, made by top officials and the president himself, was unprecedented.
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Facebook users may soon be required to submit password to employers.
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CIA "admits" using news to manipulate opinion in the U.S. during the 1975 Senate Church Committee.
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Marijuana's per-ounce production price could plunge to 62 cents if drug is legalized.


4/21/13

Watertown martial law. [Video "removed by user."]
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One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is in custody. Assuming that Dzhokar Tsarnaev is indeed guilty of these crimes, a very real threat to public safety has been taken off the streets. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that the Tsarnaev brothers have taken the last vestiges of a free society in America down with them.
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Bob Dylan is STILL ALIVE! And will be touring this summer with Wilco for the Americanarama Festival of Music.
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People who do cocaine should be aware of the substances - many of them potentially toxic - that are commonly used by dealers to cut the goods.
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A Canadian astronaut performs a science experiment designed by high school students: What happens when you wring out a wet rag in zero gravity?

Click here to play the Canadian National Anthem.
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4/21: National Surprise Drug Test Day.
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I love the fact that Boston was stormed by hundreds (thousands?) of militarized, home-invading, machine gun toting police officers; yet the alleged bomber ended up being discovered by some guy who defied lockdown orders and stepped out to have a cigarette.
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Why should I care that no one's reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda Rights?
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 photo 71403_610130.jpgTo murder several people using bombs at a sporting event is terrorism. To murder 175 children using military drones is U.S. policy. We should accept neither.
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The Evergreen State goes to pot. An Easterner visits the Wild West.

The 19 most stoner product ideas of all time.

You don't have to use marijuana to celebrate its legalization.
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This is terrorism: Police raid a home in Watertown. If you walk like a Nazi, talk like a Nazi, maybe...

FBI: Boston suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev followed "radical Islam."
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Boston, 1775: Don't tread on me.

Boston, 2013: Let me high-five the guy who just cavity searched me (you don't even have to wash your hands, sir).


4/20/13

Maps of the manhunt.
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Glen Beck gives Obama until Monday to admit Boston bombing was an inside job: or else.
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FBI interviewed dead bombing suspect years ago.
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No joke: The martial law lock down of Boston and surrounding areas had a cost of $333 million per day, but police requested that Dunkin' Donuts stay open during the city wide shut down.
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Tsarnaev not read Miranda Rights under "Public Safety Exception."
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Watertown man describes having home searched during manhunt.
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Janet Napolitano says that questions about the deportation of a former person of interest in the Boston bombings are "not worthy of an answer."
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Bombing suspects mother says her sons were set up.
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Here's the grisly post-mortem photo of the Boston bomb suspect.


4/19/13

The manhunt is over. One suspect is dead. The other is wounded and in custody.
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My son called me from Boston early this morning to say the entire city is shutdown, police are searching houses door-to-door and warning people not to go outside, explosions and gunfire a mile away. Good morning! 

Bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead. Here's his Amazon book wish list - first on the list: Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention. He was the subject of a photo essay when he competed at the National Golden Gloves competition.

FBI evidence photo shows Boston bomb suspect standing near child later killed in marathon blast.

Suspect posted video about Al Qaeda prophecy on YouTube.
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If you are under the age of 25 you might not remember - 20 years ago today - our government burned 85 people alive, including 21 children.

Bill Hicks cut through the BS.

Here's the amazing documentary Waco - The Rules of Engagement.


4/18/13

Victorian cruising: Young dandies, eager to affect a regal air, carrying intricate and often explicit canes. Some that could spit up to eight feet.
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Guess what? While you were freaked out about Boston and ricin and Texas blowing up, the House criminals passed CISPA. See how that works?

Here's why people are up in arms about it.

Oppose CISPA if you value any privacy in our digital world.
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Wow. Busy news day yesterday: The gun bill shot down, toxins mailed to the president, a bomb scare in the Boston courthouse, the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas. Am I missing anything?
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Idaho Governor Otter signed into law a bill that requires police to obtain warrants to use drones to collect evidence about suspected criminal activity.
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The deadly toxin ricin was sent to President Obama yesterday: What is ricin?
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Photos of the actual Boston bomb.
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Here's a 60 Minutes interview from 1993 where a federal judge says the CIA smuggles cocaine into the U.S.
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Last week a man was sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing president Obama's teleprompter.
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Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses.


4/17/13

There are cameras in nearly every store, every intersection, in downtown Boston. All the world's media was there where the bombs went off. But no camera captured someone packing around duffel bags heavy with metal pressure cookers filled with ball bearings, nails and detonation devices?
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Question everything you hear about the Boston Marathon bombing.
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"Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant."
   ~  James Madison
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The bombs used in Boston were immediately recognized by counterterrorism experts as a type touted by al-Qaeda for use by its operatives around the world. Similar devices have been used by terrorists in mass-casualty bombings in numerous countries, from the Middle East to South Asia to North Africa.
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Boston, Oklahoma City, Waco: Why Patriots' Day?
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Journalist tells the blatant truth: Increased security is "all for show."
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Ted Gunderson, former FBI chief, says most terror attacks are committed by our CIA and FBI.
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Reality Check: Did the FBI know about the Boston bombing beforehand?
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Boston rumors aside, the government does have the power to shut down cell phone service.
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Reporters have been normalizing the abnormal for so long that they’ve created well-worn catastrophe templates to convey their stories.


4/16/13

Aftermath of the Boston bombing: How do terrorists use improvised explosive devices?
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The front pages this morning after the Boston bombings.
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Some of the most unusual elevators on Earth.
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Here are the 23 executive orders on gun safety signed today by the president.
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The feeling that others are watching us is an evolutionary mechanism designed to keep us safe, experts say.


4/15/13

Several explosions erupted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, just a few miles from my son and daughter-in-law.

Live updates on the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

AP Photo/Charles KrupaBBC already suggesting homegrown right-wing terrorist narrative.

Alex Jones on the Boston bombings.

Photos of the Boston Marathon bombing. A Video.

Boston explosions highlight a frightening new reality.

White House security stepped up.
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An email circulating the Washington State Legislature revealed that a drone demonstration held at the State Capitol building last Wednesday was purposely kept private from the public.
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From eyeballs to skulls, here are 10 body parts snatched from the corpses of dead celebrities.
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Act da Fool, a short film by Harmony Korine.

Korine describes how he made Spring Breakers and turned four college girls' quest to extend spring break forever into a hyper-colored ecstasy trip through the teenage psyche. Here's Part 2.
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Oh, Phil, how I miss you.
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In response to Margaret Thatcher's death, the Munchkin-based ensemble number from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead! is heading for number one on the charts in Britian
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"Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult."
   ~  George Orwell, 1984


4/14/13

I kind of miss my pre-internet brain.
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Military guards at Guantanamo fired four non-lethal rounds at detainees yesterday as the facility commander forced them into single cells in an apparent effort to stop a hunger strike. Currently, 43 detainees are on a hunger strike at the prison; 13 of those are being force fed.
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Some sex workers are giving disabled people a chance to live out their dreams: giving them a chance to be touched in a non-medical way, perhaps for the first time in their lives.
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Ne eas ibi.
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The rise of robot wars: Google chief warns armed drones will soon be in the hands of terrorists and miniature models could be used to spy on neighbors.
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Stand on Zanzibar, the 1969 sci-fi novel by John Brunner, made some unsettlingly accurate predictions.
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The Gadsden flag - which displays a coiled snake on a yellow background with the phrase "Don't tread on me," has been a part of American history since the Revolution. The city council of New Rochelle, N.Y., voted to remove it from the New Rochelle Armory, claiming that it represents the Tea Party.
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North Korea is reclusive and oppressive, but hints of daily life there have leaked out: Strange cultural facts.
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The Beatles' song Get Back began as an anti-immigrant satire so easily misunderstood it remains in the vaults.


4/13/13Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Sickle

Stephen Hawking: Mankind has 1,000 years to escape Earth.
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The U.S. goes to DEFCON 3. 
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The temperature at the center of the Earth is estimated to be around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. 
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There are seven countries in the world where the state can legally execute you for being an atheist: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, the West African state of Mauritania, and the Maldives.
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animated noose photo: Animated Noose noosesy2.gifVoters passed a bill that increased taxes in order to help support upgrades in fire and police emergency call centers across Washington state. Lawmakers have decided they will divert that money to the state's Military Department.


4/12/13

Jonathan Winters, comedy genius, dead at 87.
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Jonathan Winters on Jack Paar. (1963)

The affect of insanity on comedy: Jonathan Winters on Dean Martin Roast Frank Sinatra. (1978)
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When I heard that North Korea said "nuclear war is unavoidable" and that it's first target would be Japan, I thought, well, at least now I'll have time to get a few things done.
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A one-word review of Scary Movie 5.
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The Department of Homeland Security is testing out a batch of new sensors for their drones, including one sensor that would offer the ability to determine if an individual is armed with weapons or not.
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New police drone near Houston could carry weapons.
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Friendships are cut short on social media as people get ruder.
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The Internal Revenue Service has claimed that agents do not need warrants to read people's emails, text messages and other private electronic communications, according to internal agency documents.
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Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) compared a national gun registry to government databases in the Rwandan genocide. “I use this example to warn that national databases can be used with evil consequences,”
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The Liberal civil war over social security cuts: Downtown Spokane last Wednesday Obama's proposal to cut Social Security benefits has split his base.
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Fifteen anti-gay activists caught being gay.
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A man a Home Depot in L.A. tries to saw off his own arms with handsaws. That's right, both arms. I'm still trying to figure this one out.


4/11/13

You lookin' at me?


4/10/13

Babbling sounds of monkeys share rhythms with human speech.
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Government documents reveal that the Department of Homeland Security, an agency created after the September 11 attacks, conducts daily monitoring of peaceful, lawful protests as a matter of policy.
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Wes Craven, Clive Barker and Dr. Ruth discuss horror and sexuality.
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The Jones Plantation: a profound, axiomatic metaphor of the immoral, inherently-flawed, outdated, and intrinsically broken social system known to many as "government." Told by anarchist trouble-maker Larken Rose.
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Seattle to build nation's first food forest: seven acres of edible plants all free for the taking.
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First genetically modified animal sold as a pet: Fluorescent GloFish in stores now.
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Babies who don't nap are resisting a rest.
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We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
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New documentary unveils 6-inch "alien" found in Chile.


4/9/13

PETA says it is actively shopping for a drone to monitor hunters.
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I heard the U.S.P.S is replacing the "Forever" stamp with the "For As Long As We Last" stamp.
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In Spokane tonight: At The Bing Crosby Theater - The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra; at the other end of the block in The Knitting Factory - TECH N9NE.

STREET FIGHT TONIGHT, YO!
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Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Roger Ebert's funeral. Maybe they didn't like his Blue Velvet review.
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"This is no longer a mainstream media," says Amy Goodman, "but an extreme media beating the drums for war."
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David Lynch on Twin Peaks: “It’s a real place. All the characters are real. And the place is real.”
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Navy unveils powerful ship-mounted laser weapon.
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Former Smiths frontman Morrissey rips into the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "a terror without an atom of humanity."
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Obama will propagandize our glorious achievements in Afghanistan – both to vindicate the past decade of wasted blood and treasure, and to justify our nefarious occupation into the future.
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A man got a big shock when he brought his two poodles to the vet and found out they weren't poodles at all. Rather, they were giant rodents pumped with steroids to look like dogs.
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Do you know that many states have laws against videotaping animal cruelty?
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Beloved movies Roger Ebert didn't like: A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko, Fight Club, Blue Velvet, and more?

The time Roger Ebert told lawmakers - and particularly Senator Majority Leader Bob Dole - to stop criticizing movies they hadn't seen just to appease their base.


4/8/13

Here's a documentary about the art exhibit under the Nazi regime of what they considered to be the most corrupting and corrosive examples of what they called 'Entartete Kunst' or 'Degenerate Art.'
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Margaret Thatcher, dead at 87.
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The Artist and His Demons .):-(.
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Documentary filmmaker Les Blank, dead at 77. Blank did a number of quirky documentaries, but my favorites are the ones he did about German director Werner Herzog: Burden of Dreams documented Herzog's passion as he directed his great movie "Fitzcarraldo," and, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, which documents Werner Herzog eating his shoe. Here's the NYT's article about Les Blank.
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Are you a genius? Check out the world's easiest IQ test.
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David Lynch: Ranking his movies from worst to best. I disagree a bit with the placement of some of the movies. The top two, though, are undeniable: they're two of the best movies ever made.
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From Forbes: How the U.S. military would crush a Tea Party Rebellion.


4/7/13

At the end of shooting yesterday for the 50 Hour Film Slam, Jesse's camera suffered an unfortunate encounter with a concrete floor, and we will be unable to complete the competition. He'll eventually be able to recover the video and put something together - which is a good thing - the footage I was able to preview is amazing.

Still, the world goes on:
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Well, that's kind of creepy: History's 10 most enigmatic people.
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Eleven children killed in U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan. 
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Mark this day: For the first time in history, a Democratic president has officially proposed to cut the Democratic Party's signature New Deal programs, Social Security and Medicare.
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The secret to infinite chocolate - explain this!
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In 18th century England, Thomas Day adopted a little girl and tried to mold her into the perfect wife.
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"If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten."
   ~  George Carlin

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Our eyes only respond to a very narrow range of electromagnetic radiation. This diagram demonstrates just how narrow our range of vision compared to the overall electromagnetic spectrum
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Things you didn't know about beer.
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In an issue of "Life" magazine that dates back to 1945, it was revealed that during World War II, Hitler and German scientists had began developing a "sun gun," which mimicked the logistics of using a magnifying glass to burn ants.
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Ten assassination conspiracies.


4/6/13

We be doin' the Slam. A tough one. Back soon...


4/5/13

I'm getting psyched up to wham bam the 50 Hour Slam tonight with Mr. Hennessy.
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The North Korean army has warned the US that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.
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Anonymous declares war on North Korea as it breaks into the regime’s Twitter and Flickr accounts.
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Thousands of Americans are sent to jail not for committing a crime, but because they can't afford to pay for traffic tickets, medical bills and court fees.
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Japanese scientists have invented a machine that predicts images dreamt during sleep. Researchers call it 'decoding' - the process of translating brain scans into pictures.
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Is there a parallel universe where we actually get a second chance and make things better? Here's a lesson on the various hypothesis of parallel universes.
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RIP Roger Ebert: Movie criticism's great communicator.
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Roger Ebert kept writing about movies because he cared about movies, cared so much that he couldn't bear not to be writing about movies. And that's why so many of us will miss him so dearly.


4/4/13

"I learned to be a movie critic by reading Mad magazine... Mad's parodies made me aware of the machine inside the skin—of the way a movie might look original on the outside, while inside it was just recycling the same old dumb formulas. I did not read the magazine, I plundered it for clues to the universe."

   ~  Roger Ebert, dead at 70. Two thumbs up.
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Saying the right to bear arms only meant muskets is like saying your right to free speech is limited to the way English was spoken in the 1700s.
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New York City fast food workers this morning planned to walk off the job in what organizers promised would be the largest-ever strike against the fast-growing, virtually union-free industry.
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Self-loathing Republicans: Members of the GOP offer a harsh critique of the party.
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I predict: The federal government will do something stupid and self-aggrandizing. We'll "spread democracy" to some country that doesn't mind being bombed. Monsanto will do something underhanded and evil. Police will shoot the wrong guy and call it "justified." The feds will print up a bunch of fake money.
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911 - because we'll swallow any king of crap fed to us with a spoon.
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When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping? According to a new study more than half of Americans (51.8 percent) shop and spend money to improve their mood.
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Just a theory: Seven misused science words.
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"Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away, if your car could go straight up."
   ~  Sir Fred Hoyle
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More than you ever needed to know about fake poop, rectal smuggling, and weird diets.
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Advocates of Electronic Voice Projection claim they can use radio equipment to communicate with the dead.
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There is now a glazed donut flavored vodka.


4/3/13

A Spokane woman holds a burglar at gunpoint until police arrive. Police said the woman acted appropriately and helped them catch the criminal.
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Wild edible plants of the Pacific Northwest. This list only contains "safe" plants - those that are easy to identify and have no deadly poisonous look-alikes.
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The most dangerous countries for tourists.
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Ten weird ways we deal with the dead.
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The History of Philosophy (without any gaps) is now up to podcast number 122 and still thinking.
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"We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think."
   ~  Rod Serling
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After God: What can atheists learn from believers? Why do religious stories continue to mean so much to even the self-described "new atheists"?
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The most epic frog fail in glorious high-speed video.
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Roseanne Barr says MK ULTRA mind control rules in Hollywood.
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Broadcasting live from inside a human stomach: a guy eats a camera and we see what it records. Take a trip down esophagus lane.
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Why do we hate certain words? The curious phenomenon of word aversion.


4/2/13

Jim Morrison on why fat is beautiful. A very cool animated video.
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Democrats push for $10,000 fine for gun owners without liability insurance.
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There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data,
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Fusion center director: We don't spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans.
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The six weirdest theories about The Shining.
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One writer's "common sense solution" to fix the economy: Print money. Send everyone a check.
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Can voters ban domestic drones? Would you vote for an outright ban of drone use by law enforcement?
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Getting to know a place from the inside out. How to connect more intimately with favorite travel destinations.
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The Earthquake: 15 minutes of live cam footage form the 9.1 quake that caused the tsunami and devastated Fukushima.
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A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced. Known as Pluto’s Gate - Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin - the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition.
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Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn goes global with political ambitions.
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An upcoming film will explore the often-terrifying sensation of sleep paralysis, which often comes with nightmarish hallucinations: Sleep disorder makes people see demons.
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The anti-drone hoodie that helps you beat Big Brother's spy in the sky.


4/1/13

Since this morning, I've had the power to levitate small, terrestrially bound animals, but in particular, small dogs. Were you in downtown Spokane earlier this afternoon walking a small dog on a lease? Now you know. That was me.
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When I was very young, I learned that I could travel into the future. But, the problem is, I can only go forward in time for less than a second or so, which only makes everything vibrate and echo in a really annoying way, and isn't very beneficial at all.
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Scientists says they've discovered a remote region in France where a species of alligators convulse in a way that resembles human dancing.
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I'm still extremely disappointed in the voters of Washington state for legalizing marijuana.
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I spend many long hours ruing the fact that I never joined the military. I envy ex-service people who can shave their head bald yet sport bushy mustaches. 
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This is the first year I didn't cheat on my taxes.
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I can juggle milk. Not bottled milk. Not milk in a carton or in a glass. Just milk. I can juggle milk.
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More people should ask why scholars never talk about history's dark Fudge Era.
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When I moved into my apartment five years ago, I discovered a secret portal to the extra-dimensional Sludge Kingdom of shape-shifting lizard people who communicate by interpreting each other's reptilian mouth froth, but so far I've chosen not to enter.
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I can count the 2000+ women I've had sex with on one hand.
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For some reason, I grew nearly sixteen inches taller between 10 pm last night and 6 am this morning: Yesterday I was a bit over 5'10". I am now 7'2".


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