We’re going backwards

What can I say about the abortion debate that hasn’t already been said before? Not much. All I can say is that because I’m pro-choice doesn’t mean that I’m for abortions for everyone all the time. I’m just saying that we shouldn’t remove the choice from the equation. Whatever..

The reason I’m writing today is that, well, we’re going backwards and it’s beginning in South Dakota where it is now illegal to perform an abortion. Even in cases of rape and incest. Nice going peeps! Keep up the good work! Soon we’ll be bringing out the scarlet letters and performing ritual sacrifice..

Police arrest teen over Photos?

So let me get this right. Police were cruising MySpace (hmn.. sounds like they read my blog) and found the page of a teen that was from a local high school. On that page were photos of drugs, the teen with a gun in his hand, and some claims that he was a drug dealer.

First of all, let me ask you how they were able to determine that the page was created by, maintained and essentially owned by the teen. They can’t you know. At most they can supena MySpace and perhaps get the pages email address registration but what does that proove exactly? How easy is it to spoof email?

Ok lets assume that the page belongs to the kid (though any half ass lawyer should be able to get the case thrown out right there). How is it that anyone can proove that the photos were genuine? The NBC10 page says : “there are pictures of ecstasy, marijuana-stuffed cigarettes and cocaine” . Uh really? How do they know that the cigarettes were stuffed with pot? How do they know the cocaine wasn’t powder? I made a film in highschool called “Lower Marian Vice” that was a take off of the popular Miami Vice (this was the 80s) where we had guns, and drugs all over the place. Were they real drugs? Nope.. but you sure couldn’t tell by looking at the film.

Ok, so assume that in some crazy world the pigs were able to determine that the photos were real. When did it become illegal to post photos of drugs on the internet? When did it become illegal to post photos of guns on the internet? The gun apparently was seized and legally belonged to the kids father… so how is that illegal?

Here is the kicker “The teen bragged that he was making $250,000 a year — an unlikely claim, police said”.. ahh.. so the kid was lying here and boasting to look cool. Who is to say that he wasn’t boasting about the rest?

Anyway, here is what I have to say. Hello Philly cops!! Hello? I am a drug dealer. I make $500,000 a year selling extacy, cocaine and pot. I have a gun and I’m not afraid to use it. As proof, here are some actual photos :


We’re going backwards

What can I say about the abortion debate that hasn’t already been said before? Not much. All I can say is that because I’m pro-choice doesn’t mean that I’m for abortions for everyone all the time. I’m just saying that we shouldn’t remove the choice from the equation. Whatever..

The reason I’m writing today is that, well, we’re going backwards and it’s beginning in South Dakota where it is now illegal to perform an abortion. Even in cases of rape and incest. Nice going peeps! Keep up the good work! Soon we’ll be bringing out the scarlet letters and performing ritual sacrifice..

Police arrest teen over Photos?

So let me get this right. Police were cruising MySpace (hmn.. sounds like they read my blog) and found the page of a teen that was from a local high school. On that page were photos of drugs, the teen with a gun in his hand, and some claims that he was a drug dealer.

First of all, let me ask you how they were able to determine that the page was created by, maintained and essentially owned by the teen. They can’t you know. At most they can supena MySpace and perhaps get the pages email address registration but what does that proove exactly? How easy is it to spoof email?

Ok lets assume that the page belongs to the kid (though any half ass lawyer should be able to get the case thrown out right there). How is it that anyone can proove that the photos were genuine? The NBC10 page says : “there are pictures of ecstasy, marijuana-stuffed cigarettes and cocaine” . Uh really? How do they know that the cigarettes were stuffed with pot? How do they know the cocaine wasn’t powder? I made a film in highschool called “Lower Marian Vice” that was a take off of the popular Miami Vice (this was the 80s) where we had guns, and drugs all over the place. Were they real drugs? Nope.. but you sure couldn’t tell by looking at the film.

Ok, so assume that in some crazy world the pigs were able to determine that the photos were real. When did it become illegal to post photos of drugs on the internet? When did it become illegal to post photos of guns on the internet? The gun apparently was seized and legally belonged to the kids father… so how is that illegal?

Here is the kicker “The teen bragged that he was making $250,000 a year — an unlikely claim, police said”.. ahh.. so the kid was lying here and boasting to look cool. Who is to say that he wasn’t boasting about the rest?

Anyway, here is what I have to say. Hello Philly cops!! Hello? I am a drug dealer. I make $500,000 a year selling extacy, cocaine and pot. I have a gun and I’m not afraid to use it. As proof, here are some actual photos :


How to Elect a President

I tend to write a lot about voting. (see here and here for examples) The reason is simple, I want my vote to count and I want to feel like I have some control over the govenment.

If I lived in New York or Texas I wouldn’t have a vote in the presidential race. That’s because those two states are hardcore Blue and Red states. No matter what happens, no matter how hard I try and “get out the vote”, those states will go Blue and Red. The electoral college the way it is set up ensures this. To get elected, a president only has to concentrate on a small number of states. These states are the ones that can go either way and have significant number of Electoral Votes. This is really no way for us to pick a candidate. We need to go to a popular vote.

But that is hard to do. Each state has to go along with this plan and there are all kinds of complexities when changing the constitution. If we ever tried to change it, it would take years. So what can we do?

There is a group/movement called the “National Popular Election of the President” (catchy huh?) that has a wonderful plan that will work and that we can help make work. The plan is simple. Each state at their leisure and if they want to participate in electing the president by popular vote simply passes this law: “we the state of XXX will award all of our electoral votes to the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.” In addition they add to the law that “This law would only come into effect only when it has been enacted, in identical form, by enough states to elect a President—that is, by states possessing a majority (270) of the 538 electoral votes.”

In a sense it’s a total hack, but guess what.. It can work. So your assignment is to write your local state legislators and lobby them to implement this bill. I know I’m going to.

How to Elect a President

I tend to write a lot about voting. (see here and here for examples) The reason is simple, I want my vote to count and I want to feel like I have some control over the govenment.

If I lived in New York or Texas I wouldn’t have a vote in the presidential race. That’s because those two states are hardcore Blue and Red states. No matter what happens, no matter how hard I try and “get out the vote”, those states will go Blue and Red. The electoral college the way it is set up ensures this. To get elected, a president only has to concentrate on a small number of states. These states are the ones that can go either way and have significant number of Electoral Votes. This is really no way for us to pick a candidate. We need to go to a popular vote.

But that is hard to do. Each state has to go along with this plan and there are all kinds of complexities when changing the constitution. If we ever tried to change it, it would take years. So what can we do?

There is a group/movement called the “National Popular Election of the President” (catchy huh?) that has a wonderful plan that will work and that we can help make work. The plan is simple. Each state at their leisure and if they want to participate in electing the president by popular vote simply passes this law: “we the state of XXX will award all of our electoral votes to the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.” In addition they add to the law that “This law would only come into effect only when it has been enacted, in identical form, by enough states to elect a President—that is, by states possessing a majority (270) of the 538 electoral votes.”

In a sense it’s a total hack, but guess what.. It can work. So your assignment is to write your local state legislators and lobby them to implement this bill. I know I’m going to.

9/11 once more

I’ve gotten a lot of responses by email (would love them to have been comments) about my Loose Change post. Mostly people saying: “the video is compelling and there are some issues that we don’t know, but I can’t believe it was a govt. conspiracy.. too many people involved would have to keep secrets…”, etc. Let me clarify my stance a bit. First off I don’t think it was a govt. conspiracy. I think it was Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Condi, Bush Sr., other Bush men, a few other insiders (in this case not Rove) combined with a select few defense contractors and CEOs that were the main perpetrators. As for the real ground operatives, the CIA has a ton of them that specialize in doing things and never telling anyone about them. These are the kinds of people who on a daily basis do all kinds of odd things in the name of Patriotism–Stuff that they don’t question at all because it is part of plan that they don’t know nor want to understand. Everyone else involved? They could have been duped into doing things for other reasons. I truly think the rest is all manipulation and misdirection. Qualities that the BHW is not lacking at all.

As for the video, sure I’ve got some issues. I think if the director was more skilled, it would have been more convincing, and I think that some questions were unanswered, but the film shows that there are clearly huge holes in the official word and the BWH insistence on secrecy about everything doesn’t help make the conspiracy theory’s go away.

But the video appealed to me more than most because I had heard two other theory’s/fact sets before it. First was the whole pentagon plane thing. There are dozens of sites talking about the fact that there is 0 wreckage from the 757 and the verifiable fact that all surveillance tapes from the area (hotels nearby, etc) were immediately confiscated by the FBI (I’m sure those agents were manipulated into thinking that they needed to confiscate them for some official reason.. this is the kind of stuff I’m talking about in the first paragraph). Anyway, I firmly believe that a 757 did not hit the pentagon. Secondly (and I don’t remember where this came from) there was a story about all RF devices not being allowed to operate on 9/11 in the vicinity of the towers (TV microwave, etc.) on that day. That combined with the fact that NASA (and the military) having proven that they can fly large planes large distances does not rule out that the planes were remote controlled.

Most of the comments and criticisms I heard made mention of the passengers of the planes. Where are thy? Yup I don’t know. Personally I differ from the film in that I think that they were in fact on some of the planes involved in the attacks. I think were 3 planes and one missile. The missile hit the pentagon (cruise missile is my guess form looking at the damage and the wreckage and the site). The 3 planes I think were actual passenger planes that were filled with people but remote controlled. So in my version all the people did in fact die. I think the one in PA was either shot down accidentally and covered up by the military (thinking either that they made a huge mistake, or did the right thing but that the people in America “would never understand we shot down a passenger plane”) or the passengers broke into the cabin to find no pilots and the remote controllers simply blew it up to cover up evidence… Which would explain why there was no wreckage or bodies at the “crash site”

In either case, the bottom line in my book is that things did not go the way we’ve been fed and I’m sure we’ll never know what happened, but we can’t simply let the machine feed us all the time. We as a people should be vigilant and we should always question. Weather for fun, for profit or for country, we should always question.