Wednesday, December 22, 2010

History Reveals Secrets

Review reliable relics of history.  In the world of conspiracy theories and pandemic paranoia on the New World Order or World Trade Organization or whatever conspired acronym that arises to fearful, watchful and retractful information on the evils of the world is not to be reared in the context of helplessness.  Skeptics and cynics are bordering on lunacy as they attempt to reveal what they believe as truth.  If powers that be have over the years accumulated enough power to twist every facet of life, than it is no one else's fault than our own for sleeping on the job.  In democracy, the principles of a government is powered by the people.

"Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians."

— Che Guevara

While perusing the internet on conspiracy theories, some of the most bizarre stories born from vivid imaginations, perhaps from dreams of secret wishes to find justice in today's world, as our economy has been privatized to the faction of some deviant sociopaths running politics, has yet to be seen.  The secrecy is the dilemma within a nation touted in freedoms, starting with the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.  The First Amendment protects our freedom of religion, speech and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government.  In our search for truth, the world has been compounded to extremes that have alienated our God given rights to justice.  If you tend to get carried away with speculation, often those very Godly rights are undermined and compromised as many theories are proposed and the flood of information takes on a life of its own.

However, in the United States, we can only hold our own beliefs of equality, justice and truth according to the actions of our historical perspective of government.  As religion has spread, the need to accept everyone's precept of ideals and logic in faith has erased our foundations in spirituality.  Religion is a personal experience with God and it reinforces the idea that we are spiritual beings having a human experience rather than human beings having a spiritual experience, however both can coexist.  In exchange for the dissemination of principles, we have become nonbelievers of our own concepts and that is when conspiracies thrive and truth gets buried in cognitive dissonance.  The ad hoc agenda that only one reason can be right is incorrect, both principles can apply if we allow it.  Not everyone is on the same evolutionary journey due to where we all come from, which in our own creation.  Anyone who burdens us with a we or them attitude has selected to be exclusionary and it contradicts my personal beliefs in perseverance and survival.  If a man does good, believes in themselves to conquer fears and pursue justice, I'd consider them one and the same.

We must own every word we speak, every thought that flows and build on every inclination of what's real for our own unique individual experiences in the world.  We unite by coming together to understand our situation, discuss our differences and embrace our solidarity.  Somewhere in time and in history, we have been moved back and forth in a discontinum of sorts by evil forces or our blind dedications.  Have no fear though as some of us live in the wrinkle in time and can fluctuate in between different realms of illusion.  Reality is a constant in our universe as we pull the kinks out of ill information and flatten theories to planetary alliances.

Here is a clip of President Clinton, 42nd President of the United States from 1993-2001 apologizing for the misdeeds of government covert actions, known as the CIA operations, MKULTRA.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Counter Intelligence of Corporations

The importance of information is critical for the present and future world.  Complaints don't cut danger out of our times but critical analysis and counterintelligence is necessary and the only probable solution that individuals can take.
The above site focuses on the United States companies, hoping to address Fortune 500 businesses.

International watch site:'s The Corporation Trailer

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Facebook Is Down Twitter Is Up

Hilarious to read the live stream of Twitterer's.  Apparently, Facebook is down a day after Time magazine knighted Mark Zuckerberg as Time's Person of the Year.  Oh, snap - but the white screen for the downage has been attributed to the rollout of new brand pages according to social media site, Mashable.

Ironically I had to snap up two posts from the Twitter stream from Forbes and Smosh.  Thought it said Forbes is down but darn eyes just playing tricks on me.

ForbesFacebook is down. We'll ask them why.

smosh: Really Zuckerberg? TIME names you name of the year, and you reward us with Facebook going down?

Life in these times is good.  This is from the last downage in September on

Top 10 Tweets While Facebook Was Down

In addition, according to website Good, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would join the like of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates to pledging to give at least 50% of their wealth away by the age of 65.  This announcement preceded his title of Time's Man of the Year.  The Giving Pledge is an honorable attempt of profit sharing from the wealthiest Americans by those signing up to give a majority of their wealth to philanthropy.  

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Irony and Allegory of Imagination

New ideas popping from the woodwork or caves in this case.  The Cave: An Adaption of Plato's Allegory created by claymation.  Mr. Bill meets Plato in a stop motion diorama by John Paul Grigsby from Bullhead Entertainment.  The independent film was released in 2008, also winning numerous awards.

  • 1st Place Animation
    USA Film Festival Short Film and Video Competition 2008
  • 1st Place Short Film
    August Sun Film and TV Festival
  • 1st Place Animation
    Swansea Life Film Festival 2008
  • Best Animated or Experimental Film
    Indie Memphis Film Festival
  • Best Short Film
    Cinema City Film Festival 2008
  • Oro Y Plata Award for Innovation in Filmmaking
    The Montana Independent Film Festival
  • Winner Animated Film
    2008 Geneva Film Festival
  • Jury Award for Best Animation
    Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Best Animation
    2009 Tupelo Film Festival

Each and All By Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote can be found as a magnet with braille inscribed over the text from the National Braille Press.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Perplexion on Alien Names other than Alien/s

Voltaire Elémens de la philosophie de Neuton (1738)
After watching Ancient Aliens, I am perplexed by human beings constantly calling “aliens” as such as well as E.T.’s, as in extraterrestrial.  So, my proposal is to rename such entities as H.I.’s, acronym for Higher Intelligence and meanwhile saying “Hello” to new beings on the outskirts of our global village.  I’d also consider Intergalactic beings (I.G.B.’s) or Celestial Entities (C.E.’s) over aliens as the etymology of alien is from the 14th century meaning “strange or foreign”. 

Our own government (who denies such space entities exist) considers others who are not U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens as aliens.  It begs to differ than why and what are we doing calling the outer space community or living forces from space as an object in a name that is exclusionary.  In the word, “extraterrestrial” it may not be as far off the mark with the word, extra and then terrestrial.  Oddly, with the review of the show Ancient Aliens, it must be said that the definition of the E.T. is extra meaning by definition is speculated from the word extraordinary.  Therefore, terrestrial from 15th century means earthly opposed to celestial and from 1590s meaning a human being, mortal

Let’s suffice it to say that we borrow a term from 1796 with Immanuel Kant’s noumenon, meaning object of intellectual intuitionKant was a transcendentalist who was a philosopher during the Enlightenment era, along with John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume.  These men developed the science known as epistemology, which is the theory of knowledge.  In addition, the term noumenon is also considered an object or events only known to the mind, independent of the senses.  The term deals with human inquiry, understanding and cognition.  It is also simple known as the thing in itself.   

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

  • Amazing beauty comes from the heart.  
  • Here's a great example for children to keep dreaming of the future.  
  • Our current president just released this artistic book and visual history created for his daughters.  
  • It is a 40 page book with illustrations by Loren Long.  
  • President Obama is the first president to have written a children's book during office.  
  • The title is taken from the song "My Country, Tis of Thee" according to a blog.  
  • The book is intended for children 3 and up.  

Friday, December 3, 2010

Americanus Heroic in the Art of Information

In my efforts to understand culpability in the world, in my personal space and others around me, I must look again at the American government.  I am pleased to find other's whose concerns are shared.  In the interest of learning and education, one person comes to the rescue.  His name is Jess Bachman and his site is about visualization of numbers and information.  His site is title the Art of Information.  One of his visual maps was in, title Evolution of Household Budgets. One of his largest endeavors is the poster titled Death and Taxes.  He describes it as:

"Death and Taxes" is a large representational graph and poster of the federal budget. It contains over 500 programs and departments and almost every program that receives over 200 million dollars annually. The data is straight from the president's 2011 budget request and will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress to begin the fiscal year. All of the item circles are proportional in size to their funding levels for visual comparison and the percentage change from both 2010 and 2001 is included so you can spot trends.

Waging War on Minimum Economics

While my mind has reverted back in time, I have been looking at some number issues like a third grader and yet it has real significance in our world to go back to our childhoods to understand what went wrong.  As I sit thinking about poverty and the culture of poverty, I must wonder what and how our nation became the siphon of numerical boorishness.  It has become a breach of law in the context and form of incomputable data. 

Median personal income for the population age 25 or older.
Wikipedia Personal Income in the United States
Today, the federal poverty line is for a single person, $10,830 and while the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.  If a person were to work 40 hours in a 4 week month, their income would be $1160 and $13920 annually.  The lowest common denominator worker would make $3090 more than the federal poverty level, which is 28% more on $7.25.  While we hear about world poverty and good ole U.S.’s fight for the greater good and equalizing the world, there are many who do live on less than $2.50 a day, also claims that at least 80% of humanity live on less than $10 a day.  So, breaking down the poverty line in the U.S. for one person, the amount the person lives on per day after spending money on housing at the cost of $500 a month ($6000 a year), afterwards the person has $13.76 to buy food and clothing and whatever excess they can afford.  On minimum wage that daily spending allowance with the same amount in rent becomes $22 a day.  Keep in mind that the only paid expense in this calculation is for a roof over one’s head and not the energy that is needed to run the unit or buy other necessities for it.  In America, that would certainly require some extreme due diligence and self control to live in such a confined economic compass.  Some of these minimum wage workers are often living with others, in shared housing and joint household financial responsibilities but for true self sufficiency and sustainability, the minimum wage worker has just very little above the National poverty line.  Forget a car or internet or television or whatever luxury they desire.  Yet, American culture inbreeds our desires and need for consumerism and excessive displays of vanity.  The lines of ethics and moral coding are blurred into oblivion.  Are we not then living in moral poverty, although the world suffers in smaller numbers.  Is the quest of the American dream to live in freedom or free to earn a living wage with allowances.  In my opinion the American institution is to preserve truth and justice.  It makes me ponder how much truth and justice have we lost as the world's economy has stabilized but our is ripping at the seems. This data only applies to one person and forget trying to raise a child or more on that income.  It is tiring to hear about other nations ailments when the United States is collapsing from dire need of healthy attributes? 

Household Budgets Changed - See How at - Evolution of Household Budgets

According to, EMT’s, pharmacy techs, auto mechanics, preschool teachers, CNA’s, line cooks and other various jobs earn slightly above the newly federal minimum wage.  Retail is notorious for hiring at minimum wage.  As it is there are supposedly over 9 million people who make minimum wage in this country, however I suspect the numbers as much larger.  One thing pundits are spinning concerning how raising the federal minimum wage will make American companies leave the United States and outsource jobs to foreign workers, is a cheap shot at controlling the market.  According to, in 2005, they predicted 8 million outsourced jobs.  Jobs that has become global has had its reward’s as the global market has widened and the economy can be more balanced but is it truly American greed sitting like a bull in the way to progress?  While outsourced jobs are training other able body humans to work at a lesser amount, the American ingenuity and ethical deployment of sustainability has also left the Nation.  Those who are educated can't seem to find work in their fields, as positions have halted in the industrial complex.  There is no security in any job market other than banking and because their exorbitant incomes, they can take the pressure and hits to their wallets.  Average citizens are losing homes, loans, credit and practicality.

Immigration has filled the void in some respect but the decline in the types of employment from the 1950’s to now have diminished as well.  The majority of the U.S. workforce was blue collar industrial and agricultural jobs with average family median income of $23,000.  A house at during those times cost $8,500 and by the close of the decade was $12,500, according to   A house today averages close to $200,000 and in California that cost increases by 3 folds.  Is that not a 425% increase since 1950?  Inflation over the last 50 years of $8,500 on the inflation calculator would be $60,741, which is $139,259 difference and a 436% increase in pure profit.  What does that matter to a person making minimum wage?  It would take that person 70 years to earn $200,000 without any expenses.  This is just a perspective of a citizen who had relatively little or no knowledge of numbers and or resources from others, i.e. family, extended family, working on building a family and trying to apply a sense of security in today’s world.  Money doesn’t buy happiness but it does buy and build security.  Is this another flaw in our human precept of survival? 

Music Group/Friends For Hire


Sunday, November 28, 2010

US Government Seizure of 76 Websites

Not even a week after discussing the closure of Limewire, another article arises about government control of the internet.  Here's a great article from about how the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) is seizing websites, some unwarranted for copyright infringements.  Does it seem odd that Homeland Security is concerned about copyright laws?  Is this the response to eventually controlling Wikileaks?  Sure they are closing down the pornography sites little by little and such but come on doesn't big government have larger concerns at this point.

Is this truly where are resources and funds are being centralized for?  The picture left is from concerning Congress's lame-duck session, where Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the bill for Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA).  Critics state the bill is too broad in giving government control to block access to any Web domain that hosts copyrighted material without permission.  Opponents of this bill express concerns of global internet freedom and first amendment right to free speech.  The Electronic Frontier Foundation has compiled a list of possible sites targeted for closure.

The United States Constitution was created for the people, by the people and of the people to safeguard totalitarian waste of resources, and as world leader's, the U.S. has been setting some poor examples.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Schematic Touchscreen

We are on the outer edge of the future with the aid of technology.  The visual world has shifted beyond any scope prior to any generation. The Cannes Lions, trade show for the advertising industry exhibited the LA agency's Schematic, which a multi-touch, mult-user interface screen that recognized identification users using RFID badges.

According to Serge Jesper's site, Webkitchen:
"The massive display gives attendees instant access to the complete festival program, 3D maps of the event and surrounding area, and information on local restaurants and bars. The Touchwall also helps delegates schedule meetings with each other and trade contact information via email. The presentation layer is built with the Flex 4 framework and runs on Flash Player 10."

The concept, hopefully will bring people closer via proximity and in conjunctive collaboration by just standing next to each other and interacting in front of the giant screen.  While Hollywood has used the concept in movies like Minority Report and television shows, like CSI Miami and NCIS Los Angeles has duplicated the crafted technology for real time usage in information retrieval.  The future is here rather than at the cusp of civilization.

Everything's Big in Texas/The Cowboys Jumbotron
Guinness Book of World Records Largest Monitor:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The End Of Limewire and Our Rights to Freedom in Music

The orgasmic climatic end is here.  I admit, I did it and without regret.  The world wide web assisted my compulsion to possess music without payment.  On occasion, downloads were interrupted with viral ads but I had an ad hoc agenda.  The internet changed the way we live in more ways than one, in fact more than 2 million reasons as Google searches has per day.  While my current life balances between lawful and unlawful behavior as I monitor our own government's purpose in enforcement with proclivity for due diligence to honor and respect principles for the welfare of society, I find downloads through Limewire relatively indulgent but a form of resistance from corporate entities intruding on our rights to freedom.  The technology exists and now existed for masses to find the soul within with the aid of music.

The exodus occurred within a decade as support networks, like Limewire allowed substance for our mass consumption for it's value was a rarity in the free gratuity of the internet.  The release of sound confined by corporate and industry magnets, who priced a song, artist, venue and image for each nickel and dime had cease shortly to exist. Although, the world wide web, alias for the Wild Wild West had allowed our freedom to reign as music reached avenues beyond mass media but into the very frame of a computer monitor at home. The shift in thought occurred with the multitude of expressive generosities found in music.

The relative new commodity of music is truly only 50 to 60 years ripe, with the sounds of television jingles mingling in our minds reminding us of products to buy.  There were no commercial jingles of what to buy or what to follow with Limewire, all we had to do was "squeeze the limes."  We had freedom to explore every memory, every notion and every curiosity with the help of programs like it.  What is that saying that when life hand you lemons, make lemonade?  Well, when life hands you limes and then takes them away, there's only a sour taste left.  The fear is that the internet will replicate the greed with restrictions in all aspects.  "He who controls the past controls the future, and he who controls the future controls the past." - George Orwell's 1984

Music is a conduit for us all to go into the past and future and now it has been placed with a price tag.  So with the end of Limewire, I bid adeiu and it's bittersweet as a believer in music's ability to heal, I see many of us are going to need more band-aids in the times to come.

The removal of Limewire is the equivalent of George Orwell's 1984, Chapter 3
and if we must live in silent times, we must read once more

"We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent there will be no need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever." - 1984

Sound Off
A rolling stone fell on a babylon system as the riders of the storm discovered that the sound remains the same as we were 2,000 light years away, an american idiot gives an american eulogy for a green day when we all said, give peace a chance because there ain't no mountain high enough, but we returned to be a smooth criminal, as you are not alone to scream mercy, mercy me.  The material girl was hungry like the wolf cause I got a feeling I can't be tamed because I walk the line back to my roots.  Today it's just a bad romance because we can't be friends, you ridin solo and I love the way you lie but I'm not afraid and I'm right above it, living a teenage dream.  So go ahead, be cooler than me and know I love you just the way you are. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

To Draw or Not to Scrawl

The most amazing things can occur in today's day and age with the onset of technology.  From public access, the creative engines fuels the need to create, ruminate or investigate wonders of the world, the ideas keep building small communities that never existed prior to the internet or world wide web.  It goes beyond the imagination although many minds are finding time, energy and happiness in the pursuit.  One very prime example is and is an unique site not acknowledge on Wikipedia, although masses group together to be joint collaborators for visual art in the form of web graffiti.  It is often a competition or global challenge and victors show evidence of their abilities to unite as well as create.  The beauty and subversiveness of the site is that is relatively anonymous, much like real tagging or graffiti.  The everchanging Macroflash project is phenomenal.

One blogger, Crissxcross who's used the program for her artistic venture has a more concise outlook on the purpose, methods and history of the site.

Essentially its for the artistic internet geek that looks to flex some muscles and often does so in elegance.  It seems as the second drawball is able to protect some notable pieces of work more than the first one.  The concept is fantastic and the obscurity of the program and everything about it is one the last frontiers in creative expression.  As for capitalists gain, Drawball is removed from such monetary domination as it's unknown qualities attracts the clever and gifted to a virtual pen and round space.


Friday, October 15, 2010

The Seven Selves by Kahlil Gibran

Found this online by Kahlil Gibran 

In the silent hour of the night, as I lay half asleep, my seven selves sat together and thus conversed in whispers:

First Self: Here, in this madman, I have dwelt all these years, with naught to do but renew his pain by day and recreate his sorrow by night. I can bear my fate no longer, and now I must rebel.

Second Self: Yours is a better lot than mine, brother, for it is given me to be this madman\'s joyous self. I laugh his laughter and sing his happy hours, and with thrice winged feet I dance his brighter thoughts. It is I that would rebel against my weary existence.

Third Self: And what of me, the love-ridden self, the flaming brand of wild passion and fantastic desires? It is I the love-sick self who would rebel against this madman.

Fourth Self: I, amongst you all, am the most miserable, for naught was given me but the odious hatred and destructive loathing. It is I, the tempest-like self, the one born in the black caves of Hell, who would protest against serving this madman.

Fifth Self: Nay, it is I, the thinking self, the fanciful self, the self of hunger and thirst, the one doomed to wander without rest in search of unknown things and things not yet created; it is I, not you, who would rebel.

Sixth Self: And I, the working self, the pitiful labourer, who, with patient hands, and longing eyes, fashion the days into images and give the formless elements new and eternal forms -- it is I, the solitary one, who would rebel against this restless madman.

Seventh Self: How strange that you all would rebel against this man, because each and every one of you has a preordained fate to fulfil. Ah! could I but be like one of you, a self with a determined lot! But I have none, I am the do-nothing self, the one who sits in the dumb, empty nowhere and nowhen, when you are busy re-creating life. Is it you or I, neighbours, who should rebel?

When the seventh self thus spake the other six selves looked with pity upon him but said nothing more; and as the night grew deeper one after the other went to sleep enfolded with a new and happy submission.

But the seventh self remained watching and gazing at nothingness, which is behind all things.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

 "This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong

As technology has linked communal learning and sharing, the efforts of the world wide web is to permit accessibility to information and in doing so deconstructs the traditional methods citizens receive news and shared networks.  It can be worrisome to imagine closure of this free way of collective thinking.  One of the strongest educators for our century is through photo and video journalism as our eyes capture evolutionary knowledge, filters various intelligence through analysis and suspect of propaganda.  However, if pictures of our humanity are displayed in all aspects of our emotions, personalities and mental agility we gain insight to the possibilities and potential of our species.   The curious are rapidly gathering data for entertainment, assessment and categorization of the strange, bizarre, unknown or relishing in the beautiful globalocracy that reflects life.  

One of the most concise collection of informal education 

The variety is somewhat of a smörgåsbord for the those looking for a pit stop in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.  From the odd to porn poised women to iconoclastic ideas fresh and relevant to our times, it is one of my favorites places to venture on a rainy afternoon.

One favorite find is the tardigrada, known as the ugliest water monster but is actually a microscopic water dweller that can survive just about any horrific conditions that would kill any other animal.  They are the only animals known to survive the vacuum of space.

Talkyedy Walls
The problem is I've been talking to WALLS most my life and found out long ago, they don't talk back but I've drawn on few of them, etched with my fingernails in the soft padded ones and admired the works of others who did the same long before I came along.  From graffiti tags, to the labeled billboarded mass, to the illustrious artiste, I represent child's scratch, like the cluck cluck of chickens, scratching for feed.  

I am plagued by graphite images in a bold black, whispering white world.  I sit in-between sounds to guide my frail ears, harped by codes and ciphers.  The catalog in codex confiscated the prior canons. Loss in dissipated antiquated languages, this poet speaks to walls.  


The journey into society to merge with similar commonalities and traits of other people in transit.  Seeking the stairs or the stares of those who dare to climb and reach within the true self to carry and propel us forward.  Rather than confiscation of convoluted thoughts, the conscious identity needs recognition.  My choice lies in a realm of freedom for crafted thinking and characters refined from dire beginnings. Reaching and stretching forth for others who hear, see and understand the misconception of popular culture.  The poetical visual trek is for the spark in intellect and mindful reactions in the world of counterculture.  Truth becomes self evident.