Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eclipse 2017

For thousands of years people learned about the sun through careful observation. Understanding the sun and seasons was critical to survival. As early as 4,000 years ago, ancient astronomers tried to predict solar eclipses in China and Greece.

More recently, scientists planned experiments during eclipses to test theories and equipment. With the sun blocked, other atmospheric features become visible. Scientists proved Einstein’s theory of relativity, and they searched for a theoretical planet Vulcan but it was proven not to exist.

In 1878, Thomas Edison and other scientists traveled to Wyoming to observe an eclipse. Edison tested his very sensitive thermometer, but it failed.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Tribe Called Quest - "We The People"



A Tribe Called Quest returned from their hiatus with their 16-track album We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. The well-known conscious group of lyricist are back waking people up with their newest visual, “We The People…”

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors

#infinitekusama #yayoikusama
Following its debut at the organizing institution—Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden—on February 23, 2017, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will travel to four major museums in the United States and Canada, including the Seattle Art Museum (June 30–September 10, 2017), The Broad in Los Angeles (October 21, 2017–January 1, 2018), the Art Gallery of Ontario (March 3–May 27, 2018), the Cleveland Museum of Art (July 9–September 30, 2018), and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta (November 18, 2018–February 17, 2019).
CBS:
Washington is the first stop of a North American tour for a new exhibit by legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Her “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a collection of psychedelic art that appears to go on forever.

The first 9,000 tickets were reserved in just six minutes. The museum’s website crashed from demand. There is almost no end to the number of people wanting to enter Kusama’s infinite world, reports CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett.

One step into the space, and the experience is quite literally limitless.

From her quirky latest work titled “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins” to her earliest mirror display, never before have so many of the 88-year-old artist’s captivating “Infinity Mirrors” rooms been shown in the same place at the same time.


Rarely seen outside of Japan, Kusama, who identifies herself as an avant-garde artist, established herself in the American art world after her move to New York in 1957.

“In the late ‘50s, it’s the post-World War II period in Japan, and I think it was also very much a period where if you wanted to become an artist you really had to go to a place like New York,” Hirshhorn Museum director Melissa Chiu said. “I would say that it started with her arrival in New York … She became kind of enamored with performance art, which was developing at that time,” Chiu added.

As an anti-war activist, Kusama staged what she called “Happenings” against violence at the height of the Vietnam War.

“She wanted recognition. She wanted to be known as an artist,” said Mika Yoshitake, who has studied Kusama’s work for decades. “The young people who were in her studio also frequented Warhol’s studio, and so she had her-- she was very kind of competitive,” Yoshitake said.

As one of the few women in an art world dominated by men, Kusama saw male artists like Andy Warhol as rivals, but the pace of her life in New York was unsustainable.

“She came back to Japan in 1973 and went through quite a dark period,” Yoshitake said. She worked herself mad in “40 to 50 hours at a stretch.”

Kusama has lived in a Tokyo mental institution for 40 years, checking herself out to work at a nearby studio every morning and returning to the psychiatric hospital each evening.

In a video made for the exhibit, the media-shy artist shared her philosophy.

“The effect of infinite, constant repetition leads us to finding our ever-expanding hope,” Kusama said in Japanese. 


“She’s developed a method or a rhythm to stabilize her condition and art really is a way for her, it’s a healing process,” Yoshitake said.

“Is she happy?” Barnett asked.

“That’s a hard question I think. There’s a lot of kind of, dualities in her work,” Yoshitake said. “Some of her work is very dark. She barely smiles when I see her. I think the only time she smiles is when she finishes one of her paintings.”

Kusama has described her art as therapy and her appeal has been profound.

“This is the most visited exhibition in the museum’s history,” Yoshitake said.

Kusama’s “Obliteration Room” started out with no color at all. Museum-goers, who are given sheets of stickers, are encouraged to cover the room in polka dots in every size and color.



More information:
» The Hirshhorn Museum: Infinity Mirror Rooms

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir - "In This Cold Place"



Moby & The Void Pacific Choir - In This Cold Place Official video by Steve Cutts.

The new album, More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse, by Moby & The void Pacific Choir is available now as a free download in partnership with wetransfer: http://moby.la/mfsataYo

Get all the official gifs from the video here: http://moby.la/giphyYo

Moby says, “working on ‘In This Cold Place’ and ‘Are You Lost In the World Like Me?’ with Steve Cutts has been a creative highlight for me. He's such a great animator and activist, and I'm so happy he agreed to make these two videos.”

Cutts said that these two videos are meant to represent “consumerism, greed, corruption and ultimately our self-destructiveness.”

Last week, Moby & The Void Pacific Choir released More Fast Songs About The Apocalypse, the follow-up to 2016’s These Systems Are Failing. The album is available now on all digital and streaming platforms as well as on WeTransfer via a name-your-own-price model with all proceeds going to a charity of the fan’s choosing.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dead & Company Summer Tour 2017



Set I
Truckin bw jm >
Smokestack Lightning bw >
Spoonful bw >
Smokestack Lightning bw >
Bertha jm
Ramble On Rose bw
Friend Of The Devil (acoustic) bw jm
Loser bw
Brown Eyed Women jm
Turn On Your Love Light bw

Set II
Help On The Way jm >
Slipknot!>
Franklin’s Tower jm
China Doll ob >
Dark Star bw >
Drums/Space >
Stella Blue bw >
China Cat Sunflower bw >
I Know You Rider all

Encore
One More Saturday Night bw jm




More information:
» Jam Buzz: Dead & Company 9/10/17 Full Audio
» June 9, 2017: Live for Live Music Setlist and Full Audio

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lee Fields & The Expressions - "Make The World"


Paste:
Lee Fields points to this pair of dreams, and the hope it gave him, as the inspiration for “Make the World,” the fiery sing-along anthem off his last album, 2016’s Special Night. Today, Paste is excited to be premiering the video for the track, which sees Lee and his band hit the streets of New York amid an anti-Trump protest, and bringing a little levity and high-spirited soulfulness to the proceedings.

“People are sort of anxious nowadays with all of the stuff that they hear on the news. ‘Make the World’ is giving people a positive outlook on things,” Fields said. “I mean we can make it better if we come together. That’s the answer. Love is the answer. We can remedy everything that’s going negative in the world right now with true compassion for each other. So I think it’s the perfect time to give this song to the world.”

“I’m a very optimistic person,” he continued. “I believe we’ll be here. I believe the world we’re in will be here in a very positive fashion, but I think what we do now for the future generations, for our progeny, everyone just has to do their part in making it better. We have to put that as the number one issue; not only concerned with our time here on Earth, but the future’s. We have to be a little less selfish.”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sufjan Stevens and Guests - "Mercury"



A Sufjan Stevens album with Bryce Dessner of The National about outer space sounds almost to good to be true—but it’s very real and true! The forthcoming album, to be released June 9 via 4AD and titled Planetarium, is a recording of Stevens, Dessner, composer Nico Muhly and drummer James McAlister’s 2013 composition of the same title. Today, the four revealed a second song from the album: “Mercury.”

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

A Tribe Called Quest - "Dis Generation"


Paste:
Hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest have released the music video for “Dis Generation” off their latest fantastic album We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service.

Directed by Atlanta’s Hiro Murai, the black-and-white video spans a seemingly endless shot of subway platforms, concert halls and busy side streets. Q-Tip, Jarobi and Busta Rhymes drift in and out of the scene, appearing and then disappearing just as fast as the camera moves continuously. A posthumous verse from Phife Dawg, to whom the group dedicated their politically charged Grammy performance, is layered into the song. “Dis Generation” was already a fantastic track, and the silky-smooth video just serves to make us re-appreciate Tribe’s creative genius.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Found Footage: Chop And Steele, K-Strass and Chef Keith

#GiveThanksForStrength #ChopAndSteele

Deadspin:
Local morning news shows have a lot of air to fill each day. So when a pair claiming to be an inspirational strongman duo blasted out a press release—citing a nonexistent tour and an America’s Got Talent appearance, and offering no video or documentation—they were immediately booked by seven different shows across the country.

Chop and Steele eventually appeared on three shows, in Eau Claire, Wisc., Bismarck, N.D., and Allentown, Penn., before canceling their other appearances due to being “stressed out.” Those three appearances were enough for some awe-inspiring demonstrations of their prowess.

Pickett and Prueher say none of the newscasters were upset about their appearances—or at least kept their reservations to themselves. But one station did email the day after the broadcast, asking for Chop and Steele’s credentials.


Little is known about "K-Strass," who goes by Kenny Strasser, or sometimes Karl Strassburg. He claims to be from Wisconsin (except when he doesn't). He claims to be from a broken home, with his own addiction issues (except when he isn't).

All we know is that K-Strass has shown up on television six times in the past month, showing off his yo-yo "skills" and generally embarrassing the hosts.



Over the holidays, Keith Guerke appeared on five morning shows in Wisconsin and Illinois to promote his new cookbook and prepare some meals made from leftovers. One little problem: Chef Keith doesn't know how to cook.

You might have guessed by now that K-Strass and Chef Keith are kindred spirits. K-Strass, portrayed by Mark Proksch was co-created by Joe Pickett. Pickett and co-conspirator Nick Prueher, who are responsible for Chef Keith, are the creators of the Found Footage Festival, which begins touring this week. Prueher played the part of Chef Keith, and said the reporters and anchors couldn't have been nicer to him—even after the segments went awry.

Prueher and Pickett said it wasn't tough to make in on the air at the five stations (in Milwaukee, Rhinelander, and Wausau, and two in Rockford, Ill.), all desperate for holiday programming. But since most restaurants were closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the food used in the segments was day-old KFC.



More information:
» Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: "Alleged yo-yo champ dupes TV shows"

Thursday, March 9, 2017

"How to hack your biology and be in the zone"

Alan Watkins is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence Ltd. He is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. He has researched and published widely on both subjects for over 18 years. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine at Imperial College, London as well as an Affiliate Professor of Leadership at the European School of Management, London. He originally qualified as a physician, has a first class degree in psychology and a PhD in immunology.

Whatever you decide to do (sports, hobbies, being healthy, driving, cooking, talking, etc!) you can hack your life and increase your rate of success! All you have to do is understand the concept of the Triune brain, control your breathing (Coherent Breathing), a 30/50% grip strength, and make your tools an extension of your body. Take all this with a perfect body weight transfer (mostly for sports), empty your mind and let your vision do the work.

Doing this perfectly will slow time so you can anticipate instead of reacting!

What you eat affects how you feel!

Brain Structure:
http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/d/d_0...
http://cognitrn.psych.indiana.edu/bus...
http://developingchild.harvard.edu/ke...

Unconscious/Subconscious mind:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconsc...

Control your Emotions:
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/e...

Understand how Fear works:
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/e...

Understand your Reward System:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reward_s...
http://neuroscience.mssm.edu/nestler/...

Self-Esteem:
http://cmhc.utexas.edu/selfesteem.html

Ego:
http://www.pathwaytohappiness.com/hap...

Exercise:
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/e...

The importance of Sleep:
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/st...
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_R...

Compassion:
http://ccare.stanford.edu/

Gratitude:
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newslet...

Meditation:
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAcTI...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjT83...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-BWI...

Placebo/Nocebo Effect:
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newslet...
http://harvardmagazine.com/2005/05/th...

How to be successful - http://i.imgur.com/QDA8DHh.jpg

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dengue Fever - "Cannibal Courtship"


AV Club:
Dengue Fever’s enduring love for an extinct period of Cambodian psychedelic surf-rock never weighs down its fourth album, Cannibal Courtship, but the band’s eccentric lyrical style sometimes does. “Cement Slippers” has a chorus with a New Pornographers-style keyboard hook—one of several welcome power-pop jolts on the album—hampered by verses that repeatedly fall flat as Chhom Nimol and a slop-voiced Zac Holtzman trade dull jokes about a couple having a shitty time together. The chorus of “Thank You Goodbye” (“you’re just another stamp in my passport”) can’t help but sound like a clumsy attempt to make another jet-setting love song like “Tiger Phone Card,” from 2008’s Venus On Earth. But when Nimol sings in her native Khmer and spreads her voice through the slow, eerie “Uku” and “Sister In The Radio,” Dengue Fever’s tiny corner of world music becomes deliriously entrancing again. The images of high-tech missiles on “Family Business” are just black-humored enough to complement the sinister cool of Holtzman’s guitar riff—they can pull off funny here and there—and Nimol’s vocal on the title track conjures Blondie as much as campy seduction. Cannibal Courtship once again proves that Dengue Fever is far more than tacky exotica, even when it can’t shake a few irritating personality tics.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Spotlight: Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)


New Yorker:
At a certain point, if you still have your marbles and are not faced with serious financial challenges, you have a chance to put your house in order. It’s a cliché, but it’s underestimated as an analgesic on all levels. Putting your house in order, if you can do it, is one of the most comforting activities, and the benefits of it are incalculable.




Paste:
Cohen first released what is perhaps his most well-loved song, “Hallelujah,” on his seventh studio album, 1984’s Various Positions. The song has since been performed by nearly 200 different artists in numerous languages, a testament to the incredibly long shadow Cohen has cast over the world of music. Cohen’s star only continued to rise throughout the 1990s, his music reaching a larger and younger audience even as it gravitated towards darkness and social conflict. He was ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk in 1996, taking the Dharma name Jikan, or “Silence.” After five years of seclusion, he returned to writing, recording and touring, releasing two albums in the 2000s and embarking on a 2008-2010 world tour. Cohen’s masterful songwriting continued even into his 14th album, the recently released and unsurprisingly excellent You Want It Darker.

“If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often,” Cohen once said. We have no doubt he is there now.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"Those Who Stand For Nothing, Fall For Anything"

Quote Investigator:
An interesting precursor for the saying appeared in a Methodist church announcement in an Iowa newspaper from 1926. The word order and meaning were distinct, but the keywords were the same. In 1927 the same precursor was printed as a “Sermonogram” in an Ohio newspaper:
It is easier to fall for anything than to stand for something.
Thanks to Andrew Steinberg for locating and sharing these nascent citations.

The earliest evidence of close match known to QI was published in the January 1945 issue of a journal called “Mental Hygiene”. At the time of publication World War II was still being fought. The adage appeared in an article by the medical doctor Gordon A. Eadie titled “The Over-All Mental-Health Needs of the Industrial Plant, with Special Reference to War Veterans”. Boldface has been added to excerpts:
We are trying to show him not only what we are fighting against, but what we are fighting for. So many of these boys have only a very hazy idea of the real issues of the war. About all they see is “going back to the good old days.” This is a dangerous state. If they don’t stand for something, they will fall for anything. They need to realize that we are fighting two wars—the war of arms and the war of ideas—that other war of which the war of arms is one phase.
The important reference work “The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs” from Yale University Press has an entry for this adage and points to the same journal and year for its earliest citation.
Although the saying was employed by Gordon A. Eadie it is not clear whether he crafted it. A few months later the adage was spoken by the popular film actress Irene Dunne during a radio broadcast as indicated below. QI believes that it is reasonable to categorize this expression as an anonymous modern proverb.

The common attribution to the eighteenth-century statesman Alexander Hamilton was probably based on a mistaken understanding of a relatively modern citation. A different man named Alex Hamilton who was a British broadcaster used the saying in 1978. Details are given further below.
Here are additional selected citations in chronological order.

In May 1945 the movie star Irene Dunne participated in a radio program called “Town Meeting of the Air” according to “Radio Life Weekly” magazine, and she spoke a version of the saying:
Before three thousand interested spectators, Irene Dunne, Eddie Cantor, Will Durant and Rev. J. Herbert Smith brought the “Town Meeting of the Air” to Los Angeles with a bang—or should we say a clang…. Miss Dunne capably summed up the affirmative by stating that “If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.”
In July 1945 the mass-circulation “Reader’s Digest” published the saying as a short freestanding item and credited the words to Dunne. “Reader’s Digest” functioned as an important locus for the popularization of quotations:
If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything.
— Irene Dunne on America’s Town Meeting of the Air
In November 1945 a newspaper in Canton, New York printed a short announcement about a church service. The expression was used as the title of a sermon by Theodore DeVries:
The Presbyterian Church. Rev. Theodore DeVries minister. Church service at 10:30. Sermon topic. “If We Don’t Stand For Something, We Fall For Anything”. Church School at 11:40.
Also in November another pastor named A.J. Whitney used an instance of the saying as a sermon title as recorded in a Cooperstown, New York newspaper:
Pastor, Rev. A.J. Whitney “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll be sure to fall for anything.”
Wednesday, November 28: Weekly prayer meeting at the parsonage at 8 p.m.
In 1946 an Albany, New York newspaper reported on a meeting of the National Woman’s Party with about 50 attendees. An instance of the adage was mentioned:
Miss Grace Reavy suggested as a slogan for the group, “Unless you stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”
At the start of legislative sessions in the U.S. Senate a daily prayer is typically offered by the Senate Chaplain. On April 18, 1947 Chaplain Peter Marshall spoke the following words:
Our Father, we yearn for a better understanding of spiritual things, that we may know surely what Thy will is for us and for our Nation. Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for—because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
The above valuable citation was listed in the landmark reference “Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations Requested from the Congressional Research Service”, and today the saying is sometimes ascribed to Peter Marshall; however, the 1945 citations reveal that the expression was already in circulation before 1947.

In 1948 “The Rotarian” magazine printed an excerpt from a speech given at a Rotary club that referred to the statement by the Senate Chaplain though the phrasing presented differed from the original prayer:
It is something like the present chaplain of the Senate said recently in one of his moving prayers at the recent special session, “Lord, help us to stand for something, because a man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”—From a Rotary Club address.
In 1968 Evan Esar’s massive compendium “20,000 Quips and Quotes” presented two variants of the statement:
(1) Some people stand for nothing because they fall for everything.
(2) The people who fall for everything probably stand for nothing.
In 1973 “Time” magazine printed the remarks of peace activist and clergyman William Sloane Coffin Jr. who recounted the advice that he gave to an undergraduate:
My line to him as to so many students in the 1950s was: ‘You’re a nice guy but not yet a good man. If you don’t stand for something, you’re apt to fall for nothing!’
A version of the saying was included in the “Oxford Essential Quotations” database of the “Oxford Reference Online” system. The words were credited to a British writer and broadcaster named Alex Hamilton whose birth date was specified as 1936:
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
‘Born Old’ (radio broadcast), in Listener 9 November 1978
The 1978 citation date highlighted the distinction between Alex Hamilton and the U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, but confusion has persisted and incorrect attributions have been frequent.
In 1990 a letter was printed in “SPIN” magazine from Bill Finley who worked for another magazine called “In These Times”:
To paraphrase Gil Scot-Heron’s grandmother’s words: If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
In conclusion, QI believes this saying is a modern proverb with unknown authorship. A precursor was in circulation by 1926, and the earliest known close match occurred in an article by Gordon A. Eadie in 1945. Hence, some may wish to credit Eadie. Yet, antedatings are possible in the future. Actress Irene Dunne helped to popularize the expression with her radio appearance and the reprinted quotation in “Reader’s Digest”.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Run The Jewels


"At some point in the future they are going to try and label us a political rap group, and that we are not, we do not care what political party you belong to, we don't care who you supported, we don't care what you are doing tomorrow politically, we care that socially every one of you know; you are absolutely born free and nothing has a right to interrupt that freedom. We love you." - Killer Mike

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Super Bowl 51

CNN:
For the first time, a Super Bowl needed overtime, and for the fifth time, the New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions.

This time, it took the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to do it, rallying from a 25-point deficit and defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 at NRG Stadium in Houston in Super Bowl LI.

Tom Brady became the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl titles. He was named Super Bowl MVP for the fourth time, the most all time.

"It was a hell of a football game," Brady said.

Atlanta had a 28-3 lead midway through the third quarter. But a costly Atlanta fumble by quarterback Matt Ryan midway through the fourth quarter helped set up the Patriots to come all the way back to tie it at 28.

In overtime, Patriots running back James White rushed in from two yards for the game-winning touchdown. He finished with 139 total yards and three touchdowns. Brady threw for 466 yards -- a Super Bowl record -- and two touchdowns.

"I saw a crease," White said on the final play of the game. "You have to find a way to make a play for your team at that point in the game -- at the 3-yard line, 2-yard line, you just have to find a way in."

All five of those Patriots' titles have come with Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, but this one had some slightly different circumstances. Brady missed the first four games of the regular season, serving his Deflategate suspension that was imposed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Ultimately, Brady's absence didn't negatively impact the Patriots, who went on to a 14-2 record and the top spot in the AFC.

New England had returned to the Super Bowl for the ninth time, an NFL record, with Belichick and Brady leading seven of those appearances.

In addition to winning the most championships as a quarterback, Brady matched Charles Haley for the most Super Bowl titles by a player. Belichick now has the most Super Bowl wins by a head coach, surpassing Chuck Noll. Belichick and Brady also now have the most Super Bowl appearances as a head coach and as a player.

"Chuck Noll is a tremendous coach, with a tremendous legacy," Belichick said. "I coached against Chuck in his final game. I always admired Chuck and his style and the way that his teams played. It's an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence with Chuck Noll, but tonight's really about our team. It's not about some record. ... It's about what our team accomplished."

This was just Atlanta's second appearance in its 51-season history. The team first came in the 1998 season, when the Falcons lost Super Bowl XXXIII 34-19 to the Denver Broncos.

"It's hard tonight for the lessons," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. "What I can tell you is you can't truly be relentless until it's right there, and you've got to take it away or you didn't get it. A loss like tonight, although it's difficult, I would like to think that this group, we're putting our stamp and we're just getting started to be what we can be."




Monday, February 6, 2017

Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land"


Washington Post:
Though many consider the song to be an unblinkingly patriotic anthem — the American flag set-to-music — it was originally conceived as a sarcastic protest song by legendary folk singer and labor agitator Woody Guthrie.

By the 1940s, Guthrie was sick of hearing Kate Smith singing Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” (ironically, the song Lady Gaga opened her set on before slipping in a couplet from “This Land is Your Land.”) While holed up in a fleabag hotel in New York City during a marathon writing session in 1940 during which he penned “Hangknot Slipknot,” “The Government Road” and “Dirty Overalls,” Guthrie kept hearing the Kate Smith hit on the radio.
 
In an irritated fit, he wrote the words for a response song he sarcastically titled, “God Blessed America for Me,” according to NPR. Each verse also ended with this line.

It wasn’t seemingly meant as a love song to his country. As noted pop critic David Cantwell wrote in Slate:
Guthrie had battled his way through the Depression-torn 1930s, boots on the ground, from Texas to Los Angeles and all around the American West. What he’d seen during his hard travelin’ — prejudice and hatred and violence, crowded labor camps, empty stomachs and hungry eyes — led him to conclude that heavenly endorsement was the last thing America had coming.
Eventually, he scratched this title off the lyric sheet, replacing it with “This Land is Your Land.” He also replaced the closing line of each verse.

After borrowing the melody from a 1930 gospel recording, “When the World’s on Fire,” to strum on his guitar, which was famously adorned with a sticker reading “This Machine Kills Fascists,” he was ready to perform the new tune.


In 1944, he recorded it with Moses Asch, but that version mostly disappeared. It wasn’t published until 1997. Had it been, Americans may have viewed the tune in a different light.
As Robert Santelli wrote in “This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song,”
The version of “This Land is Your Land” that most Americans claim familiarity with does not contain the lyrics that doubt America’s integrity or questions the country’s commitment to essential freedoms.

Those lyrics in the fourth and sixth verses of the song often have been washed away or simply ignored, which is why “This Land Is Your Land” has been able to stand side by side with the other great patriotic paeans to America.
The Asch recording contained one of these two verses. The official recording, released years later, contained neither. Gaga did not sing them either during the halftime performance.


The forgotten fourth verse, included in the 1944 recording, feels particularly prescient in the infancy of a new administration led by a president who has imposed a travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. Consider that President Trump signed executive actions to build a border wall with Mexico, and it sounds downright prophetic.
There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me.
The sign was painted, said ‘Private Property.’
But on the backside, it didn’t say nothing.
This land was made for you and me.
The meaning is as blunt as the sign he sings about. America claims to be for everyone, but it isn’t.
Meanwhile, the sixth verse, which was scribbled on that original lyrics sheet but doesn’t appear in the 1944 recording, is even more politically charged. This lyrical quartet is sharply critical of America, hinting at an unfulfilled promise that the government would take care of its citizens.
One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple,
by the relief office I saw my people.
As they stood hungry,
I stood there wondering if God blessed America for me.
Guthrie’s daughter Nora said she wasn’t sure why this verse wasn’t included in the recording, nor did she know why the 1944 recording was never released. But she suspected it has to do with the government’s strong-armed reaction to such divisive art during that time period.

“This is the early ’50s, and [U.S. Sen. Joseph] McCarthy’s out there, and it was considered dangerous in many ways to record this kind of material,” Nora told NPR.

Still, as NPR noted, the original version “was sung at rallies, around campfires and in progressive schools. It was these populist lyrics that had appealed to the political Left in America.”

But much like with our national anthem, the verses that don’t quite fit a patriotic narrative have been, intentionally or not, edited out of the sociocultural consciousness. Now, outside of certain circles, they’ve been all but forgotten.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Gandhi May Be The King of Misattributed Quotes

PolitiFact:
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win," says the quote, which Trump attributes to Mahatma Gandhi, India's legendary activist who eschewed all violence.

The quote is certainly legendary. A quick Google image search of the phrase "then they laugh at you" produced a flood of memes crediting Gandhi. We stopped count at 100. We found it on Bernie Sanders' Twitter feed. Sarah Palin posted it on Facebook Feb. 24 in front of a photo of Trump. Our colleagues at Snopes.com found an instance where Hillary Clinton used it during a 2004 fundraiser. And last year, Billionaire Magazine cited it in a Tweet to celebrate enormous wealth, without a hint of irony.

Inspiring? Yes.

Accurate? No.

We reached out to the Trump campaign in hopes that they had an original source for the quote. They didn't respond.

But there's no evidence that Gandhi ever said it.

"I know of no source by Gandhi where this quotation occurs," said Dennis Dalton, professor emeritus at Columbia University's Barnard College, who has spent 55 years researching and writing on Gandhi's life.

It's been thought to be false for quite some time, prompting the Christian Science Monitor to list it five years ago as one of "The 10 most famous things never actually said," although the Monitor reported no effort to find its origin.

Some authors have suspected it's derived from a May 15, 1918, speech during a biennial convention of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in which Nicholas Klein of Cincinnati, talking about that union, said, "First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And they they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you. And this is what is going to happen to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America."

Barry Popik, a contributor to the Yale Book of Quotations and the Oxford English Dictionary, found a more recent variant in a 1968 article in Women's Wear Daily. Referring to French artist, writer, designer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, the article says, "Cocteau expressed it best. ‘First, they ignore you. Then, they abuse you. Then, they heap you with honors. Or make you into a statue. Stone. Dead.’ "

Popik said the first reference he has found giving Gandhi credit for that type of quote comes from an out-of-print book — the 1982 proceedings of an event held by the Workshop in Nonviolence Institute.

On page 9 of volume 18 are the words, "Gandhi once observed that every movement goes through four stages: First they ignore you; then they abuse you; then they crack down on you and then you win." Note that the catchphrase itself is not in quotes. It appears the author was paraphrasing.

"We have 1918 (in labor unions) and 1982 (in an antiwar group), and just about nothing in between. It's a real puzzle," said Popik.

Dalton, the Gandhi historian, said a lot of quotes attributed to the nonviolent activist aren't real. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind," is a variant of a phrase written for the 1982 Richard Attenborough movie Gandhi.

The catchphrase "You must be the change you want to see in the world," was also never spoken by him, he said.

"The point is that a study of his life and work do tell us that he could have spoken or written such words, because they capture the spirit of what he did," said Dalton. "That's perhaps the best answer that I can give."

In the end, it's comparable to people thinking that Sarah Palin said, "I can see Russia from my house" (Tina Fey said it while impersonating Palin on Saturday Night Live), that Humphrey Bogart uttered the phrase, "Play it again, Sam," in Casablanca, or that Sherlock Holmes said "Elementary, my dear Watson," during any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. A lot of people believe it, even though it's not true.

More information:
» Salon: "19 of history’s most famous misquotes"
» WikiQuote: "List of misquotations"

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trump 2017: The Funnies









































Melissa McCarthy made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live as Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary best known for tanking his credibility on Day One and then also every day thereafter.

Rosie O’Donnell, a comedian and long-time Trump foe, tweeted out that she would be “ready” if asked to play the part of Steve Bannon, who is currently played by an actor in a skeleton costume.
















On Wednesday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced they have placed the clock at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight due to an increase in threats to humanity, such as nuclear warfare and climate change.

Explaining the decision to put the clock as close to midnight as it has been since 1953 (when hydrogen bomb testings in the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. put it at two minutes to midnight), the group’s Science and Security Board said: “Over the course of 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come effectively to grips with humanity’s most pressing existential threats, nuclear weapons and climate change.”

The board also criticized Donald Trump for making comments about using and proliferating nuclear weapons, which they say adds to an already-threatening world situation: “Even though he has just now taken office, the president’s intemperate statements, lack of openness to expert advice, and questionable cabinet nominations have already made a bad international security situation worse.”

















Saturday, January 21, 2017

Forth Wanderers - "Slop"


Pitchfork:
In the way that only kids in the thick of turmoil can, the Montclair, N.J. quintet Forth Wanderers understand the particular sort of emotional overstimulation that comes along with being young. Writing about their new single “Slop,” singer and recent high school grad Ava Trilling said the song wasn’t about a specific theme, but “an abundance of things: change, falling out of love, feeling alone and out of place.”

Appropriately, “Slop” itself is slow, poignant, and deceptively complex. Overcast guitar lines weave around one another with the plodding intricacy of Bedhead’s most winding works. The spiraling instrumental never coalesces into any real forward momentum. It just sinks and swirls, but that makes sense as Trilling sings things like “I can’t think straight.” It’s the soundtrack for those times in your life where you’re feeling everything all of the time—the muddled headspaces and quiet confusion when you’re figuring out how to exist in the big ol’ world.



More information:
» Forth Wanderers Soundcloud
» Forth Wanderers Bandcamp

Sunday, January 15, 2017

David Bowie - "No Plan"



No Plan EP available now for download and streaming: http://smarturl.it/NoPlanEP?IQid=NoPl...
"No Plan" video directed by Tom Hingston



We bout to have a white Tupac...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dr. Bronner's All-One Wisdom

Dr. Bronner's was founded in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner, a third generation German-Jewish soapmaker. He used the labels on his superbly formulated ecological soaps to spread his message that we must realize our transcendent unity across religious and ethnic divides or perish: "We are all-one or none!”

In all we do, let us be generous, fair & loving to Spaceship Earth and all its inhabitants. For we're all-one or none! All-One!



Brush regularly - Breathe deeply - "Health is wealth!"

Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Balanced food for body-mind-soul-spirit is our medicine! Full-truth our God, hard work our salvation, unity our goal, free speech our weapon, All-One our soul!

God has not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways all our lives through! God has not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain! But God has promised strength for the day, rest for the laborer, light on the way! Grace for the trial, help from above, undying sympathy, unfailing love!

ot water & soap, ready to help teach the whole Human race the Moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none! ALL-ONE! ALL-ONE! ALL-ONE!

SubGenius:
Thank God we don't descend down from perfect Adam'& Eve to sinful sinner, brother's keeper, divided slave! United, hardworking-trained-brave, from dust we ascend up! Thank God for that! Our Brother's Teacher of the Moral ABC mason Hillel taught carpenter Jesus to unite all mankind free! If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you! If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, and yet make allowance for their doubting too! If you can wait and not be tired by waiting or being lied about, don't deal in lies! 0r being hated, don't give way to hating, and yet don't look too good nor talk too wise! if you can dream and not make dreams your master! If you can think and not make thoughts your aim! If you can meet with triumph or disaster and treat those two imposters just the same! If you can bear to hear the full-truth you have spoken twisted by crooks to make a trap for fools! Or watch the things that you have given your life to broken, and stoop to build them up again with worn out tools! If you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it at one turn of pitch or toss! And lose and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss! If you can force your heart, your nerve, your sinew, to serve you long after they are gone! And so hold on although there is nothing left within you except that voice that says to them "Hold on! Hold on!" If you can talk to crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings and not lose that common touch! If neither loving friend nor enemy can hurl you; it all men count with you, but none too much! If you can work hard to teach each unforgiving minute the Moral ABC, mason Hillel taught carpenter Jesus to unite all mankind free, come hell, hate, ban, you'll enjoy God's spaceship Earth & do great work within it, L which is more my son, you'll be man! A man! Sure, East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet! But there is neither East nor West, nor border, breed nor birth, once the Moral ABC unites all mankind free on God's spaceship Earth! Then & only then, no matter how rough the trip, how charged the scroll, you are the captain of thy ship, the master of thy soul! These are the days my friend, we know they'll never end! We'll work, sing, dance, love, marching on! Marching on! We live God s law today! We win Free speech OK! With full-truth, our only God, we rally, raise, unite the whole human race, lightning-like, in our Eternal Father's great All-One4od-Faith! As teaches the African astronomer Israel since the year One: "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternal One!' "Exceptions eternally? Absolute none!"

To dream the impossible dream! To reach that unreachable star! 41 AII-One, All-One we are! To fight that unbeatable foe! To go where the brave dare not go! To right the unrightable wrong! To love pure, chaste, from afar! To try when your arms are too weary! 'Til All- One, AII4ne we are! For this is my goal! To reach that unreachable star. No matter how hopeless, no matter how far! To fight for the right without question or pause, to be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause! For I know that if I follow this glorious quest, my heart will lie peaceful & calm when I'm laid to my rest! And I know that the world will be better for this, that one man, tortured, blinded, covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage, to reach that unreachable star 'til united All-one, All-one we are!

A fire, a mist, a planet, a crystal & a cell; a jellyfish, a dinosaur, caves where cavemen dwell! Then, a sense for work-love-song-art-law-play-beauty, a face turned up from the sod! Sure, it's constructive-evolution, guided by One, ever-recreating God! One almighty, all-embracing, ever-loving, ever-evolving Eternal Father, guiding all mankind up from dust, driven by hungers, half-true hate, up by hard work, full-truth, great love, song speech-&-Profit-sharing State, up into the Kingdom. the dictatorship of God's law uniting All-One-God-Faith; "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternal One!" Exceptions? None! Thank God we don't descend down from perfect Adam & Eve to sinful sinner. Brother's Keeper, divided slave! United-brave, from dust we ascend up! Thank God for that! Our Brother's Teacher of the Moral ABC, Hillel taught Jesus to unite all mankind tree: 1st: perfect thyself! 2nd; work brave! 3rd: unite to help leach all, every slave, the Moral ABC, lightning1ike 6 billion strong g we're All-One, as astronomer Israel teaches ' Listen Children Eternal Father Eternal One!' Exceptions? None!

Einstein, 1939, after Nazis & Commis united, proposed Bombs that destroy all, unless we teach lightning-like the whole Human race the Moral ABC uniting All-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none! As teach all astronomers since the Year One, Abraham-lsrael-Moses-Buddha-Hillel-Jesus, Spinoza-Paine, Sagan & Mohammed, inspired every 76 years, for 6000 years, by the Messenger of God's Law, the Messiah, Halley's Comet, the Blazing Star of Abraham-David-Buddha-Bethlehem & Mohammed! Free Speech is man's only weapon against half-truths that enslave! Full-truth, our only God, unites all brave, if 10 men guard Free Speech brave!!

Berlin Rabbi Baeck, Einstein Rabbis Buber - Israel - Levey - Liebman & after 66 million Marxist murders, tortured-blinded, soapmaker Bronner found: "The mark of the mature man is his ability to work brave, teaching all, every slave, African astronomer Israel's 6000 yr. great All-One-God-Faith: Listen Children E1emal Father Eternal One! We're All-One or none!" Berlin Rabbi Baeck; teaching how united only we survive, survive!

1st: If I'm not for me, who am I? Nobody! 2nd: yet, if I'm only for me, what am I? Nothing! 3rd: If not now, when? Once more: Unless constructive-selfish I work hard, like Mark Spitz, perfecting first me, absolute nothing can help perfect me!!
4>: Only hard work can save us, but if we teach only our clan? We're all hated then! So, we must teach friend & enemy, the whole Human race, the full-truth, hard-work, free speech, press-&-profitsharing Moral ABC's All-One-God-faith, lightning-like, 6 billion strong, for we're All-One or none! All-One-God-Faith, as teach the African shepherd-astronomers Abraham & Israel, for 6000-years, since the year 1: 'Listen Children Eternal Father Eternal One!"-We're One! All-One!

11th: Essene & Chinese birth controls must reduce birth or Easter Isle type overpopulation destroys God's Spaceship Earth! God's law prevents all conception below pH3. Therefore, Essene contracepted for 400 years with rosehips, pH2! So, absolute clean, apply vaseline, oil, butter or cream, insert teaspoonful juicy lemon pulp, pH2. O.K.! Next day, douche with qt. soapy water, pH8, restoring pH5 balance God made! Eggwhite is pH9, Dr. Bronner's Soap, pH8, guaranteed the mildest made; below pH8 soaps biodegrade, synthetic-sulfides cannot. At conception, 10 grams contain 100 million humans! or... 10 humans in 1 invisible microgram - smaller than dust! Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Then, who else but God gave man Love that can spark mere dust to life! The Moral ABC, uniting All One, brave, all life. Who else but God! Who else! (see Eucalyptus-Peppermint & SalSuds qts.)

Love is like a willful bird, do you want it? It flies away! Yet, when you least expect its bliss, it turns around l it's here to stay! For centuries man struggles, half-asleep, half-living! Small, jealous, bickering with mountains of red tape! To be awakened the night God choose giving His great reward for hard work, the Moral ABC-unity-ecstasy-love evolving man above the ape! The Moral ABC - unity-love evolving man above! Coincidentally L yet Oh-so-slow, sweet-kisses-whisper-softly into waiting ears; arousing hha4enly flames that enlighten renew, brilliant fires blazing through dark, lonesome years! Who else but God gave man this sensuous passion!

' Passions that quicken your senses, fulfill; quench the thirst of lonesome years! Yet the sun has shadows, learn to control your will; to enjoy life long happiness, not tears! Wait! Rise to the stars above & thrill! Arouse the very flames of life! Sweetheart, kiss me: Hold still, hold still! Listen to God's reward for strife! Rosebuds, slowly woken, break budding open! delicate, sweet, so on soft fingertips; shivering up your spine, red pulsing blood; in lightning speed through your pure body's lips! Caressing deep, searching, way out of sight; oh beautiful spirit of God's eternal Spring! Heat of passion in a warm moonlit night! Ecstasy to be buried in heaven, within! Relaxed then to long, dreamless sleep; body & soul join close in life's most brilliant bliss! Revealing clarity4eauty-harmony-peace, sailing on far away sun-laden ships! Yet-what-cunninq-feminine-touch, can draw new desire to pulsing lips! When-soft-hands wander-casually-such, deftly down near lingering tips! Who else but God gave man Love that can spark mere dust to life, the Moral ABC uniting All-One, brave, all life.

Like a beacon breaking through dark clouds that pass; your deep embrace, your sensuous kiss, who else but God can make Love last 1 trillion years of sweet eternities! Who else but God! We are not true, while calculated calm controls us; blood flows near spirit in cold divided flame! Only love's stormy passion, striking deep within us; can turn blood to spirit $ spirit to blood, untamed! Spirit to blood, untamed!

Arctic White Owl, has babies only when there is 9 months food supplied to survive! Beavers, by teamwork family life! Bees drop 3% drones from hive! Cleopatra's Teacher of Love, the ABC of Mama Cat, teaches: 1st: Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! 2nd: Constructive-selfish hard work save home-food-young! 3rd: Absolute teamwork fertilizes God's Earth! 4th: Absolute harmony with God's timing, easy Birth! 5th: Mother's love-discipline, joy, praise! 6th: Father's stern-discipline, off titties when raised! 7th: Hard Work; self-discipline, brave! 8th: God's Eternal Discipline, save! 9th: Nine lives, self-reliant, brave! 10th: Dignity, 'beauty, relaxation, fun! 11th: Tenacity gets it done! 12th: Perfect sense of direction, ESP! 13th: Free, brave! No slave! Mama Cat's ABC of Love & the inspiring Swallow's Song uniting ALL-ONE! ABOVE! ABOVE! DILUTE ENJOY 1 SQAP FOR 18 DIFFERENT USES! GUARANTEED PURE POTASSIUM CASTILE SOAP & 10% VEGETARIAN: SUPERMILD CASTILE HAS OUTSTANDING WATER SOFTENING & CLEANSING POWERS. PREFERABLE TO HARSH SOAP & DEFATTENING SYNTHETICS. IT DOES NOT CUT DIRT, BUT DISSOLVES IT. IT IS THE MILDEST, MOST PLEASANT SOAP YOU EVER USED OR MONEY BACK! ENJOY BODY RUB TO STIMULATE BODY MIND-SOUL-SPIRIT AND TEACH THE ESSENE MORAL ABC UNITING ALL FREE IN THE SHEPHERD-ISRAEL'S GREAT ALL-ONE-G0D-FAITH! GET $3 ESSENE SCROLLS!
"The 2nd Coming of God's Law!"-Mohammed's Arabs, 1948, found Israel: Essene Scrolls & Einstein's "Hillel" prove that as no 6-year-old can grow up free without the ABC, so certain can no 12-year-old survive free without the Moral ABC mason, tent & sandalmaker Rabbi Hillel taught carpenter Jesus to unite all mankind free in our Eternal Father's great AII-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none: "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!"
>From '29 to '44, soapmaker-master-chemist Bronner built 3 American soap plants, trained 9 chemists, licensed 6 of 53 patents for $60,000! But after '44, after losing father-mother-wife, almost his own life, tortured-blinded, he deeded to African astronomer Israel's 6000 year great All-One-God-Faith all of his patents, plants, products, profits, 4 new industries: 13 Essene Birth Control patents, Planetemples & 'Town Without Toothache' potassium-soda industry giving mankind a new Mineral-salt, Calcium-malt, Corn-sesame-bread, Mineral-bouillon, catspaw sandals, & 'Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps,' All-One! In '47, after father-mother-wife murdered, ourself tortured-blinded, we wrote this poem: To keep my health! To do my work! To love, to live! To see to it I gain & grow 8 give & give! Never to look behind me for an hour! Never to wait in weakness nor to brag in power! Always working, searching for more truth, more light! Always writing, teaching what I found good & right! Robbed-starved-beaten-blinded, wide astray! Sack with the full-truth I've gained, back to the way: Smile, help teach the whole Human race, the Moral ABC of AII-One-God-Faith, Lightning-like strong & we're All-One! All-One!
ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH UNITES HUMAN RACE! ALL-ONE!

Confucius Absolutes 600 B.C. 8 Mohammed's Wisdom 600 A.D. unites all mankind free:

The 1st law of God's tremendous Universe is order! Absolute all-embracing, ever- evolving, ever-recreating, ever-loving order! Exceptions eternally? Absolute none!

2nd, every body in God's tremendous Universe must eat or there is no body! To shine on, eat must even the sun, consuming every second 4 million metric ton! To shine on, eat must even the sun! Exceptions eternally? Absolute none!

3rd, every ton of good food requires teamwork in harmony with God's law, timing-team-work- wisdom-power-mercy-love can reap 6 million more fruit above, above! Exceptions eternally? None!

4th, any man raising 600 fruit trees in harmony with God's law, timing-teamwork-wisdom-power- mercy-love can reap 6 million more fruit above, above! Exceptions? Eternal? Absolute none!

5th, only constructive working men have built all civilization & everything good that's in it! Intolerant parasites, in order to eat, must dominate-dic1ate-distort-dilute-destroy- smear-slay-slander-cheat or they won't eat! Exceptions eternally? Absolute none!

8th: The mark of the mature man is his ability to work brave, teaching all, every slave, how to replace coal-oil-gas-mineral-nuclear, unemployed-inflation, welfare-waste-war with Essene Birth-Control for very girl, Swiss 6000 year Universal Military Training UMT for full- employment, raising 1 trillion Israel-system trees, 2 million Dutch dikes, 3 Greek mirror- solars, 4 Hannibal windpower plants, 5 billion Amish-Amway-AT&T profitsharing jobs, 6 Milorganite plants, 76 million Planetemples teaching All-One-God-Faith, Austrian music, Babylon roof-gardens, California rain forests, China-bikes, Cartha-UMT, Catspaw sandals, compost tree, C02 bomber, the Moral ABC, cattle-lemon-Esperanto. Finn-jails, gasohol, German solar-Zeppelins, Health-meat-salt-soap-tape, jojoba-aloevera-chia-ginseng-garlic, Kibbutz, Nature Friends, patents, Swiss economy, Town-Without-Toothache, Patrick Henry teaches PHt's of USA-USSR H20 cwp, with 76 million battery-banks, powering every car-factory-farm-home-Milorganite-monorail! To teach healthy Hunza 150-year great life by God's Law, timing-teamwork-wisdom-power-mercy-love, uniting All-One above! Above! Know 41-4. Only hard work unites all! Scrolls: $10 for 10; $3 for 1, help unite all!

12th: Over-population destroys God's spaceship Earth, unless Essene-Chinese controls limit all birth! Instead, absolute clean, apply vaseline-oil-butter or cream, insert teaspoon juicy lemon pulp, pH2, God's Law prevents conception 100% below pH3. Next day douche with qt. soapy water, pH8, restoring pH5 balance God-made! Who else but God gave man this sensuous passion. Love that can spark mere dust to life! Beauty in our Eternal Father's fashion! Poetry, uniting All-One, brave, all life! Who else but God can make Love last 1 trillion years of sweet eternities! For when conquered after years of toil- sweat-blood, Love can strike like greased lightning sent by God to spark mere dust to intense blazing fire & create new Love-faith-hope-guts-strength, as only God inspire! Unite the Human race in All-One-God-Faith, as all mankind desire! Who else but God. "An Army of Principles," wrote Thos. Paine in 1799 "can penetrate when an army of soldiers" can-not! It will succeed where diplomacy may fail? It will always construct & help unite One-God-Faith, where every other weapon divides the Human race! The onslaught of such an Army of Principles cannot be stopped by the Rhine, the Channel or the ocean! It's progress will match on the horizon of the world & it will conquer every tyranny, every Human heart by teaching every man the Moral ABC of the Free: Free to communicate-cooperate-construct! Free to build, protect & share! Free to grow, develop & expand! Free to unite in love, cherish & enjoy the Kingdom, the dictatorship of God's law, uniting the whole Human race in our Eternal Father's great All-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none: Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!"

American democratic President Wilson, 1917, replaced Marxism by Lenin. "We are not a nation of classes, races, minority or pressure groups! Anybody trading on our race, color, nationality or religion is not yet American, does not yet deserve to enjoy the liberties of the Stars & Stripes! He does not yet know, that the Army of Principles by America's Founding Father, the world's 1st steelbridqe-builder, Thos. Paine, since 1799, unites the whole Human race in our Eternal Father's great All-One-God-Faith! Once we teach it, 6 billion strong, we're All-One! "As teach Abraham-Israel-Moses- Buddha-Jesus & Mohammed, inspired every 76 yrs. by the messenger of God's law, the Messiah, Halley's Comet! 6000 yrs. since the year One! We're All-One! All-One!

In '68 American Mao professor Marcuse upset Moscow's Czech power till Moscow's Press had the courage to confess: "Marx is god! Marcuse his prophet! Mao his sword! 50,000 American university professors, his disciples! Black Panthers his killers!" What an apology we Rabbis owe Marx-Moscow, all Jews, all mankind, IRS slave, for our 2000 year failure to teach brave the constructive-selfish Moral ABC the real Rabbi Hillel taught Jesus to unite all mankind free! The exact opposite to absolute-unselfish Marxism, that enslaves the Free! Unless we teach the whole Human race the Moral ABC from uniting All-One-God-Faith, we're dead men on furlough from half-true hates!

>From '29 to '79 we wired our "Public Servants" over 13,000 times to help unite the whole Human race in our Eternal Fathers' great All-One-God-Faith! With the 8 great books by Thos. Paine, suppressed since 1799: The Realist Declaration, The Age of Reason & The Army of Principles will instantly unite the whole Human race in our Eternal Father's great All-One- God-Faith: "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!" WE'RE ALL ONE!

The trouble is that the wrong people are always the most energetic, united & intense, dividing the hardworker to die in self-defense! That fact alone brings Hitlers & Stalins to power & that fact will only change when we teach the whole Human race the Moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith, lightning-like, 6 billion strong & we're All-One! All-One! All-One! As Israel teaches since the year One: "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!' Exceptions? None!



Many popular sayings get misattributed to the Bible:

“Cleanliness is next to godliness”
In Dallas’ Cotton Bowl in 1972, I remember Billy Graham passionately telling assembled thousands that the Bible says “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Yet, Graham’s website (correctly) attributes the statement to 18th Century minister John Wesley.

“This above all – to thine own self be true”? Shakespeare may or may not have been flattered. In Hamlet, Polonius offers the famous advice to his son Laertes, a few lines after “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”

“No man is an island”? English poet John Donne.

“Money is the root of all evil.” That must be biblical, right? Close, but the actual biblical text contains significant qualifications: “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil….”

“God helps those…?”
Here’s a common one. A university administrator once told me his life philosophy was summed up “by that famous statement, found so many times in the Bible: ‘God helps those who help themselves.’” White House press secretary Jay Carney also once attributed this statement to the Bible. Forms of it exist among Aesop’s Fables and in Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac, but it’s not in the Bible. I was surprised to learn it actually contradicts a core biblical teaching.

Dev.Null.org:
"The 2nd coming of God's Law" Mohammed's Arabs, 1948, found Israel
Dead-Sea-Scrolls & Einstein's "Hillel" prove that as certain as no
6-year-old can grow up free without the abc, so certain can no 12-year old
survive free without the Moral ABC mason, tent & sandalmaker, Rabbi Hillel
taught carpenter Jesus to unite all mankind free in our Eternal Father's
great All-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none: "Listen Children
Eternal Father Eternally One!" Exceptions? None!

99. Thos. Paine: An Army of Principles can penetrate where an army of
soldiers cannot! It will succeed where diplomacy may fail! It will always
inspire-evolve-unite the Human race where any other weapon
divides-distorts-decays "ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH" Inspired by the Messiah,
Halley's Comet, the Blazing Star of Abraham-Israel-Bethlehem & Mohammed!

For who else but God gave man this sensuous passion, Love that can spark
mere dust to life! Revealing beauty in our Eternal Father's fashion,
poetry, uniting All-One, all brave, all life! Who else but God! Who else!
Each day, like a bird, perfect thyself first! Have courage and smile my
friend! Think & act 10 years ahead! And the man without fault? He's dead!
Do one thing at a time! Work hard. Get done! Then teach the Moral ABC that
unites all mankind free! Love is like a willful bird! Do you want it? It
flies away! Yet when you least expect it's bliss, it turns around & it's
here to stay! For centuries, man struggles, half asleep, half living,
small, jealous, bickering with mountains of red tape! To be awakened the
night God chose giving His great reward for hard work: poetry-unity-love,
evolving man above, above the ape! Passions that quicken your senses,
fulfill, quench the thirst of lonesome years! Yet the sun has shadows,
learn to control your will, to enjoy life-long happiness, not tears! For
God alone knows man's far distant future! Towards which love's unfailing
light shows clear the upward path to brotherhood-peace! Great tasks to
nurture, with strength and knowledge happiness can last! Love when
conquered after years of toil-sweat-blood, love can strike like greased
lightning sent by God to spark mere dust to intense blazing fire and create
new Love, faith-hope-guts-strength as only God Inspire! Unite the Human
race in our Eternal Father's great All-One-God-Faith, as all mankind desire!

Ok, now here's what is written horizontally down the label (each paragraph
is separated by a horizontal line):
Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Who else but God gave man Love that can
spark mere dust to life! Poetry, uniting All-One! All brave! All life! Who
else but God! "Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!"
Einstein, 1939, after Nazis & Commies united, proposed spacebombs that
destroy all, unless we finally teach the Moral ABC's the real Rabbi Hillel
taught Jesus to unite all in All-One-God-Faith. As teach astronomers
Abraham-Israel-Moses-Buddha-Hillel-Jesus-Spinoza-Paine-Sagan & Mohammed,
inspired every 76 years, 6000 years by the Messenger of God';s Law, the
sign of the Messiah, Halley's Comet: "WE'RE ALL ONE OR NONE!" "THERE IS NO
GOD BUT GOD!" "TEACH LOVE THY ENEMY!" "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER
ETERNALLY ONE!" Israel-Moses-Buddha-Jesus-Mohammed: ONE! ALL ONE!
1st: If I'm not for me, who am I? Nobody! 2nd: Yet, if I'm only for me,
what am I? Nothing! 3rd: If not now, when? Once more: Unless
constructive-selfish I work hard, like Mark Spitz, perfecting first me,
absolute nothing can help perfect me! 4th: Only hard work-God's law can
save us, but if we teach only our clan? We're all hated then! So, we must
teach friend & enemy, the whole Human race, the full-truth, hard-work, free
speech. press-&-profitsharing Moral ABC's All-One-God-Faith,
lightning-like, 6-billion-strong, for we're All-One or none!
All-One-God-Faith, as teach the African shepherd-astronomers Abraham &
Israel, for 6000-years, since the year 1: "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER
ETERNALLY ONE!" - WE'RE ONE! ALL-ONE! EXCEPTIONS ETERNALLY? NONE! ABSOLUTE
NONE!
5th: Whatever unites mankind is better than whatever divides us! Yet, if
absolute-unselfish I am not for me, I am nothing but classless, raceless,
starving masses, never free nor brave! Only if constructive-selfish I work
hard perfecting first me, like Mark Spitz-arctic
owls-penguin-pilot-cat-swallow-beaver, bee, can I teach the MORAL ABC'S
ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH, that lightning-like unites the Human race! For we're
ALL-ONE OR NONE! ALL-ONE! "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!"
EXCEPTIONS ETERNALLY? ABSOLUTE NONE!
6th: Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! Balanced food for
body-mind-soul-spirit is our medicine! Full-truth our God, half-truth our
enemy, hard work our salvation, unity our goal, free speech our weapon,
All-One our soul, self-discipline the key to love, uniting All-One above!
Above! So, when your fellow man you measure, take him at his best, with
that lever, lift him higher, overlook the rest! For we're All-One or none!
As teach for 6000 yrs. astronomers Abraham & Israel: "LISTEN CHILDREN
ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!"
7th: Each swallow works hard to be perfect
pilot-provider-builder-trainer-teacher-lover-mate, no half-true hate! So,
each day like a bird, perfect thyself first! Have courage and smile my
friend. Think and act 10 years ahead! And the man without fault? He's dead!
Do one thing at a time, work hard! Get done! Then teach friend & enemy the
Moral ABC that unites all mankind free! Uniting One! All-One! Face the
world with a smile, life is always worthwhile! To the fearless are given
crowns, keep out of the past, disappointments won't last! Help unite
mankind, or we're wandering clowns! Diligent preparation, precede...
spectacular restoration! So, help teach the whole Human race, the Moral
ABC's All-One-God-Faith, lightning-like, for we're All-One or none! All-One!

(Note - there is no 8th.)

9th: Free Speech is man's only weapon against half-truth, that denies free
speech to smear-slay-slander-tax-enslave. Full-truth, our only God, unites
all mankind brave, if 10 men guard free speech, brave! "If every one
religion unites all mankind, it will be by omitting all irrelevancies &
redundancies, added unto the Faith in One-Almighty, all-embracing,
ever-loving, ever-evolving, ever-recreating Eternal God, & by ABSOLUTE
NOTHING ELSE!" America's founding father, Thomas Paine, 8 books, suppressed
since 1799!
10th: Thank God we don't descend down from the perfect Adam & Eve to sinful
sinner, brother's keeper, divided slave! Thank God! United, hard-working
trained brave, from dust we ascend up! Thank God for that! Our brother's
teacher of the Moral ABC, mason-tent-&-sandalmaker Hillel, taught carpenter
Jesus to unite all mankind free! With it, every Human being created on
God's Spaceship Earth, can evolve united,
inspired-raised-trained-skilled-disciplined, guided lightning-like by a new
birth! Without it... we destroy God's Spaceship Earth!
11th: Essene & Chinese birth controls must reduce birth or Easter Isle type
overpopulation destroys God's Spaceship Earth! God's law prevents all
conception below pH3. Therefore, Essene contracepted for 400 years with
rosehips, pH2! So, absolute clean, apply vaseline oil, butter or cream,
insert teaspoonful juicy lemon pulp, pH2. O.K.! Next day, douche with qt.
soapy water, pH8, restoring pH5 balance God made! Eggwhite is pH9. Dr.
Bronner's soap, pH8, guaranteed the mildest made; below pH8 soaps
biodegradable, synthetic-sulfides cannot. At conception, 10 grams contain
100 million humans! or... 10 HUMANS IN 1 INVISIBLE MICROGRAM - SMALLER THAN
DUST!
12th: A great teacher, must first, a self-supporting hardworker be, like
Alesen-Baeck-Carnegie-Cousteau-Hammer-Liebman-Paine-Pike-Sanger-Spinoza-Stra
uss-Szasz-Wilke-Yadin-Zamenhof, or he'll turn our greatest teaching into
spades, to bury our people! "All people!", added Carpenter Jesus entering
manhood! Manhood! but, for 2000 years, we Rabbis never teach the Moral ABC
the real Rabbi Hillel taught Jesus, to unite the Human race in our Eternal
Father's great ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH! For we're ALL-ONE OR NONE! ALL-ONE! For
example: Einstein's Rabbi Levey evicted us from his University Princeton
"Hillel Foundation", when we asked: "You agree, of course, that Hillel's
hard work-speech-press-&-profitsharing Moral ABC, unites the Human race in
our Eternal Father's great ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH! The exact opposite to
Marxist-Socialism, that does demoralize-divide-decay the whole human race
today!
13th: "Knowing the full-truth that unites all, and not teaching all, is
deathly guilt." learned Jesus entering manhood! Manhood! But Marx, grandson
of 2 Rabbis, learned half-truth Ashamed, Marx wrote 1844: "One World
Without Jews," causing 66 million murders, many tortured-blinded,
terrorism! But Gorbachev found: "Surely God on high gave us enough wisdom
to unite all nations!" What an apology we Rabbis owe all nations for not
teaching the Moral ABC's All-One-God-Faith, the real Rabbi Hillel taught
Jesus to unite the human race! For we're All-One or none! All-One! All-One!
"Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!" These are the days my
friend, we know they'll never end! We'll work-sing-dance-love, marching on!
Marching on! We live God's law today, we win free speech OK! With
full-truth our only God, we rally-raise-unite All-One! All-One! Exceptions
Eternally? None!
All-One-God-Faith started 1000 acre Calif. rain-forest with 1 trillion
trees God's spaceship Earth can survive! Our 13 Essene Birth Control
Patents prevent overpopulation, save life! So in our town with 19 people
start a chapter of astronomers Israel 6000 year great All-One-God-Faith.
Send $10 for 10: $3 for 1 Moral ABC scrolls. 6 billion unite all free!
Instead of bombs, 6 billion scrolls unite the Human race instantly in
ALL-ONE GOD-FAITH! P.O. Box 28, Escondido, 92033 CA (760) 743-2211. ALL-ONE!

Finally, the following text is off by itself in a box:
CLEOPATRA'S TEACHER OF ABSOLUTE LOVE: THE "ABC" OF MAMA CAT;" WITH THE
SWALLOW'S 10 DISCIPLINES ABOVE; THE ARCTIC WHITE OWL'S BIRTH-CONTROLLED LOVE!
Arctic White Owls by Birth-Control survive: the female does not go into
heat until she sees three full months of frozen food for her young ones to
survive! Putting to shame our welfare-state, with its untrained masses,
enslaved by Marxist half-truth hate! Beavers, by family teamwork, stay
alive! Building dams, surviving the toughest winters without any welfare
help to enjoy life! Bees, once each year, drop three percent drone
parasites from hive! How else can life ascend-evolve-survive?
Cleopatra's Art of Love, evolved Egypt's Civilization 10,000 years back,
based on the God-Inspired "ABC of Mama Cat: Automatically, instinctively,
each Mama Cat teaches her young ones from the moment of Birth: 1st:
Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! 2nd: Constructive-selfish, build,
protect and raise food, home, young! 3rd: Absolute teamwork fertilizes
God's Earth! 4th: Absolute harmony with God's timing, easy birth! 5th:
Mother's Love-discipline, joy, strength, praise! 6th: Father's
stern-discipline, off titties when raised! 7th: Hardworking
self-discipline, brave! 8th: God's instinct-discipline, save! 9th: Absolute
self-reliance! Nine lives! Strength, to carry on! 10th: Absolute dignity,
beauty, relaxation, fun! 11th: Absolute tenacity gets it done! 12th:
Absolute perfect sense of direction, ESP! 13th: Free, brave! No Marxist
slave! Mama Cat's ABC of Love and the Swallow's Song inspired by the
Kingdom of God's law! All-One! Above! Above!
All swallows evolve united to perfect pilots by full-truth, hard work,
God's law, trained brave! No slave! Brave! Always evolving-united, free in
All-One-God-Faith! Hardworking, self-disciplined, no
parasite-blackmail-welfare-slave! Therefore, brave we live to
teach-work-love-inspire-unite! All-One! Win Victory! Help get it done!
Teach to unite All-One! All-One! All-One! For these are the days my friend,
we know they'll never end! We'll work-sing-dance-love marching on! Marching
on! We'll teach how to Love God's Way! We'll fight for it, OK! For we're
young and sure to unite All-One! All-One!
All freedom loving children hate the word "Discipline!" Yet,
self-discipline is the key to freedom! Without it, even the most brilliant
head remains useless, ineffective, small! How basic is self-discipline?
Anthropologist, Margaret Mead, found Arctic Timberwolves litter abandoned,
the mother probably killed: "So, we put the timberwolf pups with our
Daschund mother, since she only had one pup of her own. She raised the
timberwolves. Within three months, they were twice as large as their foster
mother.
Now, when we threw a chunk of raw meat into the kennel, the pups attacked
it ravenously, like timberwolves, but one grunt from their Daschund mother,
and they jumped back, stood still like a soldier at attention, waiting
obediently until the Daschund mother had eaten her fill, then with a loving
grunt she gave them permission to go back and eat!"
That illustration of love-discipline was amazing; but any wild animal, bird
or bee, has that self-discipline down to a "T", or there is no survival!
This proves we must replace, with The Moral ABC, our Marxist welfare state,
or we won't survive free! We perish by half-true hate! Learn the Moral ABC
to unite free: You Must Decide! 1st: Work hard to perfect thyself! 2nd:
United-loving, armed-brave! 3rd: To teach all, every slave! 4th: The Moral
ABC, 6 billion strong, with Essene Birth-Control, a trillion Isreal-system
fruit trees and "How to Love." lightning-like uniting all free! All-One!
Above! Above. With half-truth, slavery, barbarism gone! Evolving-united,
inspired-guided by full-truth, hard work, God's Law, Eternally One!
All-One! All-One!