Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Price of Treason

The Price of Treason: brought to you by NIN

art to the next level.
above the hypocrisy.
shining in the light.

Its time for the word "citizen" to stop being synonymous with "victim"

Christians, right?

Those crazy Christians may be on to something...

In reference to the new number system, linking license # to state ID #:
"The book of Revelation that say humans will be "marked … so that no one can buy or sell who does not have that mark" as a prophecy of a global numerical control system to be used by the beast, or antichrist. The number would be used during the Great Tribulation, which some Christians believe will precede the second coming of Jesus."

I do consider Capitalism to be "the beast." A global numbering system sounds like too much control to me. But instead of the end being brought by Jesus, I think it will be closer to the system collapsing on itself, and life returning to a more natural form.

I don't see disaster,
I see hope.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Curse Against Bush

According to the Tecumseh Legend, Bush is cursed to die.

"How else to explain the horrifying sequence of seven American presidents who did not live to see the end of their mandates in the strict periods of 20 years."

Ha. nice. just gives the Democrats another reason not to take action and impeach him...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Turns out that people can still make a difference...

Over 50 acres of wetland/farmland is now under permanent protection in New Paltz. It cost nearly 1 million dollars, but the funds were raised and now investors and contractors can't get their greedy hands on this precious land.

photos taken by me!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Friday, March 09, 2007

Are you serious?

Would the government and FBI really misuse the Patriot Act?

Oh snap, they did. But don't worry, they're super sorry and pinky swear that they will never do it again.

I can't tell if this is good news or just more disturbing news. Well, I suppose it's not disturbing since I assumed they would abuse this power to the max... And it must be good news because their corruption is being publicly displayed and criticized, which should make people less likely to support future renewals of this act.

If the democrats are of any use, they will disable this intrusive act, along with No Child Left Behind, the Clean Air Act and all the other dumb shite the president has thought up or signed into law (and by signed I mean made a few incoherent marks in or around the area he was supposed to write his name) during the past 7 years.

It sure is going to take a lot of time, effort, intelligence and money to fix this country. . . I vote we just hit the reset button.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Further Intrusion of our Privacy

Bush has proposed that websites must keep records of everyone who uploads a video or picture, in case something is illegal and police need to investigate.

Sure it sounds like they have our safety in mind, but what they are really doing is taking the first amendment right out of our hands. So what if I decide to upload an anarchist picture? Will the CIA decide that Anarchism falls under the category of Terrorism? Will I be investigated? Brought to court? Excommunicated? Executed?

Honestly, I don't want to find out. And I am going to watch what I upload from my computer.

And there in lies the key: Self-Policing.

I hate this administration more and more everyday...

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Clean Up Day

On Clean Up Australia Day, more than 1 million people collected over 8,000 tons of trash. Now that is showing some initiative.

But we can also make a difference at home. Here is some info for those who live in the Hudson Valley in upstate NY:
Long Dock, Beacon, NY
Join Hudson Valley Pack and Paddle for this years volunteer cleanup on the Beacon Waterfront as part of Scenic Hudson's Great River Sweep. The Great River Sweep is an annual all-volunteer cleanup of the Hudson River watershed and for one week in April each year, hundreds of communities join to save our river. Hudson Valley Pack & Paddle's past cleanups have included the following locations: Long Dock, Beacon, three cleanups, the Wappingers Creek, two cleanups, Denning Point and the Fishkill Creek, two cleanups. We are very proud to have been able to remove over 300 cubic yards of trash, (about 8 big Dumpsters full) with the help of numerous volunteers over the last 7 years and with the support of Jim Popovich and Royal Carting

Or organize your own Hudson Valley Clean Sweep group!

For other national Clean Ups, visit the Earth 911 site

Saturday, March 03, 2007

a little mix of updates...

Superior Court Judge Ronald C. Kline was sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison after a hacker breeched his computer, leading to the discovery of child pornography: Full Article

Apparently dropping sales in yellow "Support our Troops" ribbons could mean that people no longer support the war...or maybe their attention span just ran out: Full Article

Ann Coulter is a bitch: Video Clip

*And look out for the full eclipse of the moon, tonight March 3 between 5-7pm EST :)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Interrogation of an Artist

So what if he had a cardboard cut out of Bush on his front lawn...with a knife sticking in his head. Some of Michael McDonald's neighbors were so offended that they called the police. Who in turn called the Secret Service. The S.S. accused McDonald of threating the President's life.

Hm, wait. Let's do some math:

If < means "less than"
and > means "more than"
the following equation must be true:

1 man (Mr. Bush) < 3,135 U.S. Soldiers < 62,296 (max) Iraqi Citizens

So what IS the value of a life?
Shouldn't McDonald's neighbors be horrified and disgusted by all the lives the President has taken? Shouldn't Mr. Bush be the one interrogated and removed from office? (at the very least...)

for more up to the minute update on the war's death total, visit Wikipedia
see the artwork and read the article on Artist Michael McDonald