The Most Popular YOUTUBE Video EVER!1!1!!!

26 07 2007

Well, here it goes…

Hmpf, and I thought it was gonna be porn… But this’ll do.

Anybody wanna impeach ALL the members of the most horrible administration in US history?

What’s that you say? Too apathetic?

Me too. //**eagle tear**//

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Why Won’t Bill O’Reilly Die?

27 06 2007

Man, a teenager owns his ass and he still won’t just disappear.

I realize this is all over the net now, but its till makes me want to put the “I Hate Bill O’Reilly” page back up… there I just did it.

Watch:

That was almost as disgusting a display of the stereotypical “ugly-American”, as the “Paris Hilton gets out of jail” fiasco. Thank god for K.O.!!

Bill is such an ass. I’m gonna see if I can drum up some code to make a hand come out of Bill’s monitor and slap him like a bitch every time he tries to open his mouth. 🙂

In the meantime, we will have to rely on Olberman to be our resounding voice of disdain for Billdo and all that keep him on the air.





Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007 via Project Censored

14 05 2007

Project Censored has done a bang up job of of putting together a list of the top 25 censored stories of 2007. They are all very interesting stories and of course you may never have gotten to read them.  Everything is well cited and obviously exhaustively researched.  In my opinion Project Censored is one of the best sources on the net for those of us that are fighting to keep information free.

Here’s the top 9 from Project Censored,with titles and basic info:

#1 Future of Internet Debate Ignored by Media
Source: Buzzflash.com, July 18, 2005
Title: “Web of Deceit: How Internet Freedom Got the Federal Ax, and Why Corporate News Censored the Story”
Author: Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.
Student Researchers: Lauren Powell, Brett Forest, and Zoe Huffman
Faculty Evaluator: Andrew Roth, Ph.D.

#2 Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran
Source: Global Research.ca, August 5, 2005
Title: “Halliburton Secretly Doing Business With Key Member of Iran’s Nuclear Team”
Author: Jason Leopold
Faculty Evaluator: Catherine Nelson
Student Researchers: Kristine Medeiros and Pla Herr

#3 Oceans of the World in Extreme Danger
Source: Mother Jones, March /April, 2006
Title: The Fate of the Ocean
Author: Julia Whitty
Faculty Evaluator: Dolly Freidel
Student Researcher: Charlene Jones

#4 Hunger and Homelessness Increasing in the US
Source 1: The New Standard, December 2005
Title: “New Report Shows Increase in Urban Hunger, Homelessness”
Author: Brendan Coyne
Source 2: OneWorld.net, March, 2006
Title: “US Plan to Eliminate Survey of Needy Families Draws Fire “
Author: Abid Aslam
Faculty Evaluator: Myrna Goodman
Student Researcher: Arlene Ward and Brett Forest

#5 High-Tech Genocide in Congo
Source 1: The Taylor Report, March 28, 2005
Title: “The World’s Most Neglected Emergency: Phil Taylor talks to Keith Harmon Snow”
Earth First! Journal, August 2005
Title: “High-Tech Genocide”
Author: Sprocket
Source 2: Z Magazine, March 1, 2006
Title: “Behind the Numbers: Untold Suffering in the Congo”
Authors: Keith Harmon Snow and David Barouski
Faculty Evaluator: Thom Lough
Student Researchers: Deyango Harris and Daniel Turner

#6 Federal Whistleblower Protection in Jeopardy
Source: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility website
Titles: “Whistleblowers Get Help from Bush Administration,” December 5, 2005
“Long-Delayed Investigation of Special Counsel Finally Begins,” October 18,2005
“Back Door Rollback of Federal Whistleblower Protections,” September 22, 2005
Author: Jeff Ruch
Faculty Evaluator: Barbara Bloom
Student Researchers: Caitlyn Peele and Sara-Joy Christienson

#7 US Operatives Torture Detainees to Death in Afghanistan and Iraq
Source 1: American Civil Liberties Website, October 24, 2005
Title: “US Operatives Killed Detainees During Interrogations in Afghanistan and Iraq”
Source 2: Tom Dispatch.com, March 5, 2006
Title: “Tracing the Trail of Torture: Embedding Torture as Policy from Guantanamo to Iraq”
Author: Dahr Jamail
Faculty Evaluator: Rabi Michael Robinson
Student Researchers: Michael B Januleski Jr. and Jessica Rodas

#8 Pentagon Exempt from Freedom of Information Act
Source 1: New Standard, May 6, 2005
Title: “Pentagon Seeks Greater Immunity from Freedom of Information”
Author: Michelle Chen
Source 2: Newspaper Association of America website, posted December 2005
Title: “FOIA Exemption Granted to Federal Agency”
Community Evaluator: Tim Ogburn
Student Researcher: Rachelle Cooper and Brian Murphy

#9 The World Bank Funds Israel-Palestine Wall
Source 1: Left Turn Issue #18
Title: “Cementing Israeli Apartheid: The Role of World Bank”
Author: Jamal Juma’

Source 2: Al-Jazeerah, March 9, 2005
Title: “US Free Trade Agreements Split Arab Opinion”
Author: Linda Heard
Community Evaluator: April Hurley, MD
Student Researchers: Bailey Malone and Lisa Dobias

Why only 9, you say?  Why only post the very basic info, you say?  Why aren’t the stories clickable?

Because I want everyone to actually go to Project Censored and read ALL  OF  THE STORIES, or at the very least read the ones you find interesting.  The most important thing is that you support Project Censored by visiting their site.

Project Censored has obviously put alot of hard work and effort into gathering these stories and making sure they are all cited correctly and exhaustively. I applaud their work, their candidness and their accuracy.

Thanks for helping to keep information free Project Censored!! Keep fighting the good fight!





CNN To Release Presidential Debate Footage Without Restrictions!!

6 05 2007

Sweet news via Lawrence Lessig’s Blog , CNN  WILL make ALL Presidential Debate Footage available to do whatever you want to do with it as soon as each debate ends.  How friggin sweet is that!?!?!?!?!

Read and rejoyce:

Media Advisory
For Release: May 5, 2007
CNN to Make Presidential Debate Footage Available without Restrictions

As previously announced, CNN will team up with Hearst-Argyle’s WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader to host two presidential debates to be held in America’s first primary state. The debate featuring Democratic candidates will be held on Sunday, June 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the Republican debate will be held on Tuesday, June 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Due to the historical nature of presidential debates and the significance of these forums to the American public, CNN believes strongly that the debates should be accessible to the public. The candidates need to be held accountable for what they say throughout the election process. The presidential debates are an integral part of our system of government, in which the American people have the opportunity to make informed choices about who will serve them. Therefore, CNN debate coverage will be made available without restrictions at the conclusion of each live debate. We believe this is good for the country and good for the electoral process. This decision will apply to all of CNN’s presidential debates, beginning with the upcoming New Hampshire debates in June. [Truncated for too much Time Warner auto-felating, even if they do deserve a good BJ for this.]

I tried to make the more poignant parts of the text easier to see/read.

I think I’m gonna vomit with happiness!!  I am wondering what the particulars will be.  Will the video be made available for download, or for viewing/ripping?  Also, can we edit the video to release a musical version of the debates a la “The West Side Story”.  It seems like the video will be downloadable and that you can cut and mix and do whatever you want with it, but you never know.  Still, I am sharting with glee!

GOOD ON YA CNN!!

PS: CNN, we will hold you to your word.

PPS: Lawrence, love the blog d00d!





Suprise: Fox News Purposefully Misquotes Obama On US Troops In Iraq

5 05 2007

Thanks to the peeps over at SpinnWebe, we have yet another example of Fox “Faux” News’ Right Wing bias and general craptasticness.

See for yourself:

April 1, speaking about the current conflict between the Senate and the President over war funding, Barack Obama says this (from USA Today):

“I think that nobody wants to play chicken with our troops on the ground,” said Obama. “I do think a majority of the Senate has now expressed the belief that we need to change course in Iraq.”

Yesterday, this graphic comes up on Fox:

fox-obamachicken.jpg
Does anyone else want to vomit with anger?

Huge props to SpinnWebe for catching this.  It just goes to show you that Fox News cannot be trusted to follow a story with any amount of credibility or honesty.  “Fair and Balanced” indeed.  There should be some sort of regulatory service for news outlets that could somehow shame or take disciplinary action against media moguls like Fox News.  Of course, free speech applies to these fuckers just like it applies to me, but fuckin A this shit is getting ridiculous.

People trust news outlets to give them the truth, even though they shouldn’t, and that trust is being abused to the extreme.  Maybe Jon Stewart could get rid of Fox News alltogether, he did it for “Crossfire”.  Man I love that clip: CLICKY.  Anyway, we’re probably just SOL and JWF as far as getting rid of Fox News all-together.

With Rupert Murdoch looking into buying the Wall Street Journal, this only makes me more averse to following the main stream media.  Not that I ever put much credence in them to start with.

In short, fuck those guys!

And GO SpinnWebe GO!!





What The Heck Is Nearbie?

24 04 2007

No, its not the new toy that parents will be attacking each-other this Holiday season to get for their noisy little spawn. Its a novel “Web 2.0” social networking site that has the potential to challenge conventional wisdom with the power of knowledge. I say , “novel”, because this site connects not you per se, but your location to nearby places, historical events and the people involved.

Nearbie™. History connects you™. , could possibly change what most people take to be as common knowledge of local history into the naked truth of history.

Here’s how it works in three little steps:

  1. Tell Nearbie where you are
  2. Explore what happened nearby, and what’s going on right now
  3. Contribute to the history of everyone and everything!

There’s probably a few of you out there asking if Nearby has opted to sponsor TMBBITW, but fear not, I am quite sure that anyone over at Nearby even has a clue that this blog exits, much less be willing to bribe us for advertising. I just think that the idea of this site could bring out not just the niceties of history, but the ugly hidden side of history like the draft riots that occured in the north during the US civil war.

We’ve probably all heard the old addage that, if one does not know their history, then they are doomed to repeat it. Well what if we have been duped by the writters of history, the winners, who usually “won” with a little help from what might be percieved as despicable acts. Take for instance, J. P. Morgan, he was and is historically and monitarily a winner. How, he win though? Mr. Morgan got his first big financial dividends from buying faulty rifles from one part of the Union army and selling them to other sections of that army. These faulty rifles weren’t factory rejects because a button was missing, they were rejected by army officials who saw their capacity to either not work at all or expload upon fireing. You can imagine that either of those rejection worthy faults could not only put a soldier at risk for lack of a weapon, but could kill them outright by exploading!! What does our banking hero do, but see a chance to profit from pain. He was a war profiteer, much like one would consider Haliburton to be today. A peron who was willing to profit from the horrible tragedy of war, no matter what evils they perpitrate. Historically, war, is a money making machine as well as a killing bonanza. How about W. R. Hearst, the early media mogul who made his big bucks by selling newspapers. Of course it came about that there was a compettitor for Hearst’s revenue, so what does Hearst do? Does he rely on quality reporting and intriguing articles? No, he created the impetous for the Spanish American war.  Oddly enougg, I first learned of this when reading “Jon Stewart’s, America.  A Citizens Guide to Democracy.”  I most certainly didn’t hear it in grade school.

Hearst was competing with Pulitzer take over the American newspaper market. So when there was a small rebellion in Cuba, both papers sent journalists and photographers down there to digg up the best dirt on the spectacle of the event. The USS Maine, was a ship in the harbor of Havana and it capitain was just writing a letter to his wife, telling her that the Spanish seemed to have everything under control and that their officers were perfect gentleman to the Americans there. Then a big boom, the ship starts to sink and who comes to the rescue but the Spanish who did everything they could to help the sailors of the USS Maine. However, Hearst had other ideas. A story about the Spanish coming to the aid of the sailors on the USS Maine wasn’t juicy enough to sell alot of newspapers, but a story about the Spanish placing bombs on the hull of the Maine would sell millions of copies. Small Planet Communications, an educational site where I got the specifics on this Machiavellian atrocity, has this great excerpt that best exemplifies Hearst’s thirst for blood money:

The correspondents [sent to cover the rebellion], including such notables as author Stephen Crane and artist Frederick Remington, found little to report on when they arrived.

“There is no war,” Remington wrote to his boss. “Request to be recalled.”

Remington’s boss, William Randolph Hearst, sent a cable in reply: “Please remain. You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war.”
You guessed it, Hearst decided to create a war just to make an extra buck, cause apparently the money he all-ready had wasn’t enough or maybe he just wanted his paper to win in the race to corner the US market.  Either way, Hearst created a war that did not exist.  The ensuing battle to make Spain out to be this horrible cowardly enemy of America in order to sell more “news”-papers.  Because they had read all these stories in the papers of the day, Americans wanted revenge.  Eventually this baseless battle cry rose up: “Remember the Maine! To hell with Spain.”  The Spanish American war was soon to follow.

I am hoping upon hope, that Nearby can help to expose more historical truths that are even less common knowledge than the examples I have given in this post.

At the very least it ought to kill an hour or so of boredom 😉

Keep knowledge free.





Painting Of Angelina Jolie as the Virgin and Wal-Mart as Hell Angers Republicans. (PIX)

2 01 2007

Boing Boing: Painting: Angelina Jolie as the Virgin, Wal-Mart as Hell.

Ok, so I don’t know if republicans in general are angry about this, but its just sounded like a funny title.

Here’s the pic:

Coutesy of the good folks over at Boing Boing

Oddly enough its an apt depiction of the division between liberal and conservative outlooks.  Oh and Joile is smokin’ as usual.  The angelic depiction is actually kinda sexy in a National Geographic, I’m a kid with no access to regular porn, way…