Monday, May 22, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
When Allan Lichtman correctly predicted the widely unexpected outcome of the 2016 presidential election, he received a personal note of congratulations from Donald Trump. Months later, the President will soon receive a copy of a new book outlining Lichtman's next big prediction: impeachment.
Throughout his career, Trump has avoided accountability," Lichtman told TIME on Friday. "As president, though, you cannot walk away from accountability. You can’t declare bankruptcy, you can’t just abandon a deal. And the ultimate accountability is impeachment."
Lichtman, an American University history professor who has used a set of keysto correctly predict every presidential election since 1982, gained attention last year when he predicted that Trump would win the election and then be impeached.
Friday, May 19, 2017
"Pushing The Limit"
with Jay Adams
First time I had a photo of mine made into a T-shirt
The year 1977
JAY ADAMS 1977 - this is a classic T-Shirt made in the surf style of the era. "PUSHING THE LIMIT" - it was the first time a photo of mine had been used on a shirt, i got $50 and a dozen shirts for my friends and I. Still got this one and an orange long sleeve one in my archive. Jay is hitting the last wall at Resida "SkaterCross", it was one of the earliest skateparks built in the LA area, out in the Valley , just down the block from an Arby's, and it was actually like an old A&W Drive-In restaurant, they kept the cover which kept a portion of the park in shade... it was a pretty bazaar park, but they all were back then really. i made some cool photos there, and it was where i met Warren Bolster in person for the first time, at their grand opening. He gave me 3 rolls of film! (Kodachrome 64) first time i ever got free film, and i was beyond stoked, made a full pager of Wally Inouye that day, my third photo ever published. #skateboarding #15yearsOld #oldschool #surfstyle #Tshirt #JayBoy #Zflex #inspiration #integrity #original #silkscreen #70s #StoriesForDays #Bert #skatepark #skaterCross
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
We live in a world of alternative “facts” where the President makes statements almost every day that aren’t always based in fact. We are raised to believe the President tells the truth, but since that isn’t necessarily the case anymore, and to bring children up to date on the new American way, we took a cue from Schoolhouse Rock to explain how it all works now.
thanks Boing Boing
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Ted Koppel, Bettina Gregory, and Ken Kashiwahara present news stories from 1981 on the relevancy of computers in every day life and how they will affect our future. Included are interviews with Apple Computer Chairman Steve Jobs and writer David Burnham.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Karl Marx remains deeply important today not as the man who told us what to replace capitalism with, but as someone who brilliantly pointed out certain of its problems.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Mental health experts say President is 'paranoid and delusional'
Donald Trump has a “dangerous mental illness” and is not fit to lead the US, a group of psychiatrists has warned during a conference at Yale University.
Mental health experts claimed the President was “paranoid and delusional”, and said it was their “ethical responsibility” to warn the American public about the “dangers” Mr Trump’s psychological state poses to the country.
Speaking at the conference at Yale’s School of Medicine on Thursday, one of the mental health professionals, Dr John Gartner, a practising psychotherapist who advised psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School until 2015, said: “We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump's dangerous mental illness.”
Dr Gartner, who is also a founding member of Duty to Warn, an organisation of several dozen mental health professionals who think Mr Trump is mentally unfit to be president, said the President's statement about having the largest crowd at an inauguration was just one of many that served as warnings of a larger problem.
“Worse than just being a liar or a narcissist, in addition he is paranoid, delusional and grandiose thinking and he proved that to the country the first day he was President. If Donald Trump really believes he had the largest crowd size in history, that’s delusional,” he added.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
West Coast punk legend Joey “Shithead” Keithley of D.O.A. is running for office in Burnaby, B.C. Keithley will stand as Green Party candidate for Member of the Legislative Assembly in the May 9 election. His promise:
If I am elected I will be a strong voice for regular folks, the same way I have been in DOA. These are some of the issues I will fight for: affordable housing, creation of jobs through green technology and alternative energy, lower cost daycare, affordable post-secondary education and income equality. I will also stand against the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline that threatens BC’s beautiful coast with potential spills of dirty tar sands oil from Alberta. I will also work towards making the 1% pay their fair share.Below is the “elevator pitch” from Keithley’s GoFundMe page.
My Photograph of Joey Spithead, as frontman of the group D.O.A.
at the Starwood in West Hollywood circa 1980:
Go Get'em Joey!
Most folks don’t know this, but I went to university to become a civil rights lawyer, but I soon started D.O.A. That act turned me into an informal politician my entire adult life, now I am working on becoming an elected politician. I am running for the BC Green Party in my hometown of Burnaby, BC this May 9th for the office of MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly), basically the equivalent of a state congressperson.
If I am elected I will be a strong voice for regular folks, the same way I have been in DOA. These are some of the issues I will fight for: affordable housing, creation of jobs through green technology and alternative energy, lower cost daycare, affordable post-secondary education and income equality. I will also stand against the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline that threatens BC’s beautiful coast with potential spills of dirty tar sands oil from Alberta. I will also work towards making the 1% pay their fair share.
I will fight against the corruption in our political system that has become standard fare from the NDP and the BC Liberals. I want your vote, my vote, everybody’s vote to count, so we have real democracy.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Emile Durkheim was a French 19th century sociologist who focused on what modern capitalism does to our minds - and concluded that it might, quite literally, be driving us to an early grave.