Saturday, October 29, 2005

Merry Fitzmas!

Patrick Fitzgerald, model of American integrity

Leave it to an Irishman to take on the tough battle! The indictment of Vice-President Cheney's staff, Lewis Libby, is the first indictment of a White House official in over 100 years. Patrick Fitzgerald, the non-partisan special prosecuter for the 'CIA Leak' case is a true hero for taking on the Bush mafia.

People are always complaining about corruption in politics, but the Bush Administration has continually taken it to whole new levels. This is only the first step in exposing the amount of illegal behavior going on.

**You might think, well, all this crap about exposing a CIA agent's cover and lying about weapons of mass destruction... and the only counts against Libby are about lying to the Grand Jury?!? Why didn't they indict anyone for the original crimes? Well......
1) If people are intentionally lying to you and the Jury, that means there are false stories being floated around and you need to get to the bottom of what the facts really are. Therefore....
2) The fact that the investigation will continue under a new Grand Jury means that the trail leading to Karl Rove and higher is still being followed and the Bush Presidency will be plagued by the uncovering of this specific crime and the entire illegal process that led to the American wars of aggression in the Middle East.

"Catch me if you can, bitches!!!"

Karl Rove
Model of an American Pig-Headed Asshole

Thursday, October 27, 2005

9/11 Coincidence Theory

'Conspiracy Theory' has such a negative tone when used to describe government or military activity. It creates images of shady, powerful people behind the scenes creating evil plans of destruction and exploitation for strategic goals. We all know that U.S. government officials, especially within the Bush Administration, have way too much integrity and morality to cause such horrible situations!

"Yeah, too much integrity.... now f*ck off!"

Sooooo, let's just look at a few of the 'Coincidences' from the above link (which in no way should be taken to suggest that 9/11 was some kind of government/military/corporate/intelligence operation.... that's crazy talk!!!).

Remember, it's all simply a coincidence...

"That so many influential figures in and close to the Bush White House had expressed, just a year before the attacks, the need for a 'new Pearl Harbor' before their militarist ambitions could be fulfilled, demonstrates nothing more than the accidental virtue of being in the right place at the right time."

"That Afghanistan is once again the world's principal heroin producer is an unfortunate reality, but to claim the CIA is still actively involved in the narcotics trade is to presume bad faith on the part of the agency."

"That FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds accuses the agency of intentionally fudging specific pre-9/11 warnings and harboring a foreign espionage ring in its translation department, and claims she witnessed evidence of the semi-official infrastructure of money-laundering and narcotics trade behind the attacks,
is of no account, since John Ashcroft has gagged her with the rare invocation of "State Secrets Privilege,"
and retroactively classified her public testimony."

"The mention of Israelis with links to military-intelligence having been arrested on Sept 11 videotaping and celebrating the attacks, of an Israeli espionage ring surveiling DEA and defense installations and trailing the hijackers, and of a warning of impending attacks delivered to the Israeli company Odigo two hours before the first plane hit, does not deserve a response. That the stories also appeared in publications such as Ha'aretz and Forward is a sad display of self-hatred among certain elements of the Israeli media."

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

'Boondocks' TV Cartoon

Excuse me, everyone,
I have a brief announcement to make...

Jesus was black,
Ronald Reagan was the Devil,
and the government is lying about 9-11!

Trailers for the "Boondocks" cartoon on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
(click here)

This is one of my favorite 'Boondocks' strips:(click to enlarge)

Monday, October 24, 2005

We are a Human/Bacteria Hybrid

If you are a paranoid germ-a-phobe, you definitely don't want to read this. You might pass out.

I don't think most people would believe the fact that less than 10% of our entire mass is actually human cells, while over 90% of our mass is bacteria and other single-celled organisms!!!!

This is just another reason why seeing a human being as some kind of singular entity, separate from the rest of the world, is ridiculous. We are a constantly morphing collection of cells, organisms, energy, and other elements in a process of continual change existing before, during, and after the time frame we call 'life'.

The idea that each one of us is an individual, self-contained 'person' is a figment of the imagination.

(I'm not even going to get into the very real theory that all life on Earth originated from bacteria-filled meteors that originated from Mars when it had life billions of years ago.)

Here is what 90% of your body mass is:

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Faith in Reason and Creative Thinking

"If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false,
then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims,"

"No one who wants to understand the world
can ignore the basic insights of theories as key as
evolution, relativity and quantum mechanics."

- Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama participating in the creation of a sand mandala;
an intricate pattern memorized by the monks,
created with fine colored sand,
and finally swept up and dispersed
as a symbol of transience and awareness.
Longwood Gardens' website has a great visual description
of the process of making and ritually destroying a sand mandala.
Page 1: Creating the Mandala
Page 2: Dismantling the Mandala

Worlds Within Worlds

Don't click if you are afraid to experience
a mind-bending trip through the infinite scale of the universe.

Fractal Reality

Monday, October 10, 2005

Broken Jesus

From the blog Operation Eden, a personal chronicle of the New Orleans disaster by a resident.

"For what is the nature of your life?
Why, it is but a mist,
which appears for a short time and then
is seen no more."

- James 4:14

"You live on earth only for a few short years which you call an incarnation,
and then you leave your body as an outworn dress and go for refreshment
to your true home in the spirit."
- White Eagle

"Normally we do not like to think about death.
We would rather think about life.
Why reflect on death?
When you start preparing for death you soon realize
that you must look into your life... now
...and come to face the truth of your self.
Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected."
- Sogyal Rinpoche

Since everything is but an apparition,
having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection,
one may well burst out in laughter.

Smurf War Atrocities

This idea for a Belgian anti-war commercial by UNICEF and the family of the Smurf's creator 'Peyo' is as brilliant as it is freakin' disturbing. There's nothing that will jolt a person's consciousness like using a symbol of childhood happiness & innocence treated in a way that causes unease or even horror.

Cartoon characters' village bombed in anti-war TV commercial

Of course, we all know that it was that Capitalist, Zionist bastard Gargamel and his feline enforcer Azreal who bombed the Commie Smurfs for refusing to become his economic commodoties!!! Oh c'mon, you never heard the theory that "The Smurfs" was really an allegory about communism and capitalism? It's sooo crazy, it simply has to be true! Right?


Sometimes there are no words...

The Secret Liberal Plot of Bush & Cheney!

Wow, it all makes so much sense now!!!

click to enlarge

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

"Going Tribal"

The series "Going Tribal" on the Discovery Channel is one of the best shows on TV.

The episode I saw tonight ("African Vision Quest") was awesome. Here is a synopsis from the website of another crazy episode I've seen...

Bruce learns the secrets of the spirits when he joins the Sanema, a group of indigenous people who live in the Upper Caura region of Venezuela, to discover the strange dual-reality world in which they live. The Sanema believe spirits dwell in everything — the river, the rocks and the animals around them — in a world as real to them as the jungle they live in. And their shamans can commune with such spirits through the use of hallucinogenic snuff. Now Bruce faces the task of training as a shaman to get an insight into their experiences.

Modern Civilization has a short attention span, and we seem to forget, despite the clear evidence, that all religion and mystical knowledge of the human race traces back to the shamanic experience, a tradition found in every part of the globe, from the beginning of human consiousness. These are not the backwards beliefs of wacky primitive people, but the true Eden. These practices represent the original spiritual nature of man; deeply connected to the world, both the seen and unseen. All the rigid social constructs and symbols "civilization" has created are pale shadows of such mind-altering, ego-dissolving mystic initiations. Lack of such transcendent experiences leads to the cultural schizophrenia present in the modern world. We go through our lives learning facts, figures, and dogma in school and in life, but we are no longer taught wisdom of what we really are, the possibilities of the mind, or the nature of reality.

Evolve TV

Evolve TV is a new site that (so far) has two great interviews by the web's most influential progressive bloggers. The interviews are broken up into segments you can view at your leisure.

Duncan Black, aka Atrios, of the widely-read blog talks with Dr. Paul Myers regarding Evolution and Intelligent Design. Duncan was kind enough to post about Da Vinci's Challenge in exchange for designing a new Eschaton logo for his site. This is an insightful interview with excellent discussion covering many aspects and viewpoints of this topic.

I personally wish the very un-scientific term 'evolution' would be discarded in favor of 'natural selection', which is observable fact. Here are my views on this ridiculous 'controversy.' The fact that this issue is even getting a hearing in a Pennsylvania court is a goddamn national disgrace. We look like a nation of ignorant fools when it comes to matters of science vs. religion.

Also, Markos of discusses topics regarding the Iraq Occupation and the Middle East in general with Dr. Juan Cole, a history professor and expert on Middle Eastern language, culture, and current events. Watching this interview is more informative than a year's worth of Fox News reports.

Leonardo on PBS & the Met Museum

Caught the end of an interesting show on PBS about Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks and studies.

They have a nice website with some good links:

One of links is for the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY - "Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman" that was shown in the winter of 2003. I had the priviledge of seeing this huge collection of Leonardo's drawings and sketches in February with my sister and a group of friends for my birthday. It was overwhelming trying to experience and appreciate all the work displayed.

Seeing this exhibit and the DalĂ­ show in Philly were 2 of the most significant events in my life, because I have studied those two artists since I first started learning about art as a kid. I remember reading a book on Leonardo's biography & artwork for a book report in like 5th grade. The third great master left that I want to see is Picasso. There needs to be a exhibit for ol' Pablo soon! There are his pieces in the Phil. Art Museum, but I'm talking about a large-scale exhibit. Seeing the volume of work of great artists like these is pretty awe-inspring.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Crazy Wisdom Quotes Updated

I updated my collection of Crazy Wisdom Quotes.


Psychic Mind Reader

This is a pretty cool game:
Flash Mind Reader
Read the directions carefully, see what symbol represents the number you come up with, and click the crystal ball.

I actually looked online to see how they did this.
Don't read until you try to figure it out yourself!!!

Here is a simpler explanation (highlight to read):
Every answer to the formula is a multiple of "9" - 18, 27, 36, 45, etc
The symbols are randomized every time,
but the multiples of 9 always show the same symbol.
This symbol will be the answer.

'Party of Values'

Guess what the 'values' are? Money, Power, and Political Revenge!

To all my GOP friends & family... it's never too late to register as an Independent!

Scandal Stalls Bush's Second Term

House of Representatives:
House Majority Leader Tom Delay Indicted in Texas Fundraising Probe
Tom Delay Exercises His Right to Incriminate Himself

Inquiry into Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's Insider Trading Upgraded to Formal Investigation

White House:
A White House Smear
Cheney Directly Involved With CIA Leak Scandal
Bush Directly Involved With CIA Leak Scandal
(This scandal is the worst because it involves the exposure of an important undercover national security operation for nothing but vindictive political payback.)
What do ya expect to happen
when Americans don't care about politics & government?!?

Heh, heh, heh...