Saturday, July 14, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOODY














Today is Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday.

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The secret word is Organize

Thursday, July 12, 2012

THE END IS AT HAND ALL OVER AGAIN














A few months ago archaeologists supposedly laid to rest the idea that time, the universe, and everything would come to end when the Mayan calendar runs out on December 21st of this year. Unfortunately we have another set of researchers who now claim the end may be at hand after all. For my part I’m hoping some of us might come together to stage some kind of event on the last day, either to go out all together, happy and loaded, or laugh at the stupidity of it all. 

“Now, researchers exploring the Maya ruins of La Corona in Guatemala have unearthed another reference. On a stairway block carved with hieroglyphs, archaeologists found a commemoration of a visit by Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' of Calakmul, the most powerful Mayan ruler in his day. The king, also known as Jaguar Paw, suffered a terrible defeat in battle by the Kingdom of Tikal in 695. [...] In an effort to tie himself and his reign to the future, the king linked his reign with another 13th cycle — the 13th bak'tun ending on Dec. 21, 2012. David Stuart, a professor of art history at the University of Texas at Austin, recognized the reference to the date among 56 glyphs that were carved on the stone block. "It was a time of great political turmoil in the Maya region, and this king felt compelled to allude to a larger cycle of time that happens to end in 2012," Stuart said in a statement released by UT.”

Click here for Elvis’ opinion on the matter.

The secret words are That’s, All, and Folks

AND WHILE WE’RE WAITING FOR THE END LET’S NOT FORGET…


The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.” This may sound like the pronouncement of some bong-smoking anarchist, but it was actually Arthur C. Clarke, who found time between scuba diving and pinball games to write “Childhood’s End” and think up communications satellites.”

AND LET’S ALSO NOT FORGET…











The UK Nation Health Service may not be perfect and is also being constantly strangled by Conservatives but in comparison to the USA – where socialized medicine is treated like an abomination of Satan – it’s a near miracle and the only reason I’m still alive. In the US I would have died along with over 100,000 others without health coverage. Check these figures…

“Just this year, Families USA's report, “Dying for Coverage,” found that…
26,100 people between the ages of 25 and 64 died prematurely due to a lack of health coverage in 2010
2,175 people died prematurely every month in 2010
Between 2005 and 2010, the number of people who died prematurely each year due to a lack of health coverage rose from 20,350 to 26,100
Between 2005 and 2010, the total number of people who died prematurely due to a lack of health coverage was 134,120.”

GRATUITOUS MAMIE VAN DOREN


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A PICTURE SAYS IT ALL -- SPANISH MINERS CONFIRM ENOUGH IS ENOUGH


ART ON THE BARRICADES












As the fabric of capitalism disintegrates before our very eyes we may have to move and fast. We have often posted the apt and timely rants of our comrade Chris Hedges. Here’s another one… 

“Cultures that endure carve out a protected space for those who question and challenge national myths. Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists, philosophers, dancers, musicians, actors, directors and renegades must be tolerated if a culture is to be pulled back from disaster. Members of this intellectual and artistic class, who are usually not welcome in the stultifying halls of academia where mediocrity is triumphant, serve as prophets. They are dismissed, or labeled by the power elites as subversive, because they do not embrace collective self-worship. They force us to confront unexamined assumptions, ones that, if not challenged, lead to destruction. They expose the ruling elites as hollow and corrupt. They articulate the senselessness of a system built on the ideology of endless growth, ceaseless exploitation and constant expansion. They warn us about the poison of careerism and the futility of the search for happiness in the accumulation of wealth. They make us face ourselves, from the bitter reality of slavery and Jim Crow to the genocidal slaughter of Native Americans to the repression of working-class movements to the atrocities carried out in imperial wars to the assault on the ecosystem. They make us unsure of our virtue. They challenge the easy clich├ęs we use to describe the nation—the land of the free, the greatest country on earth, the beacon of liberty—to expose our darkness, crimes and ignorance. They offer the possibility of a life of meaning and the capacity for transformation.” (Click here for the rest)

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The secret word is Act

AN INTERVIEW WITH UNCLE BILL














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SPACE OPERA


Monday, July 09, 2012

THE CRO MAG GOT A KNIFE














While Russian punks challenge the system and go to jail, in New York they just stab each other. (This is from the ever-reliable New York Post.)

“A former member of the hard-core punk band the Cro-Mags attacked two of the group’s current members with a hunting knife in a dressing room before a show at Webster Hall yesterday— biting one and slashing both The band was about to take the stage about 8:15 p.m. when tattooed rocker Harley Flanagan, 42, barreled through the East Village venue’s VIP section toward the Cro-Mags’ dressing room, sending nearly 30 guests on the balcony into a frenzy, law enforcement sources and witnesses said.
“Someone was yelling, ‘Get his hands, get his hands, he’s got a knife!’ ” witness Dave Gustav said. “Everything went nuts.” Several beefy security guards rushed to contain Flanagan, who seemed about to boil over before he entered the East Village venue. “I talked to him outside minutes before it happened and I knew something was going to go down,” a witness said, according to the Horns Up Rocks website. “He was like a lunatic outside. Next thing I know he’s in the VIP area stabbing people!” Flanagan, the band’s former bassist and founder, suffered a broken leg by the time security finally pinned him down, witnesses said. Cops handcuffed him to a chair and took him out. “People started booing him and throwing stuff at him,” eyewitness Justin Brannan said. “His hands were handcuffed but he still gave everyone the finger.”

A comment adds extra insight...

“The Cro-Mags are a true group of psychopaths founded upon the principles of the Hare Krishna movement (LOL, it's true... Both Flanagan and Joseph will tell you about how they're all for Krishna and Vishnu). John Joseph and Harley Flanagan have hated each other for years. Harley has always talked a bunch of trash on his Myspace and Facebook accounts about how he wants to fight certain ex-members of the Cro-Mags in MMA style matches. John Jospeh is a conspiracy theorist who believes The Illuminati are out to get him and all this other crap. Harley needs a trip to the insane asylum and John Joseph needs to quit buying that nasty weed at the ISKCON center.”

Click here for the noise of the nasty bastards

The secret word is Pointless

Ernest Borgnine – RIP 

THE FROZDICK FAMILY














Buzz Frozdick believed most things could be achieved with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a gun.

ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK




















(For our non-Euro cousins the name of the bank is Santander.).


DOC’S PAPERBACK CLASSICS # 104