Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Bullet Space Art Show

Hey Bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog, and Bullet Space has an art show going on. I know because that copy of "The Bulletin, The Perfect Crime, curated by Carlo McCormick" and last weeks edition of The Villager Newspaper says so. And from what I remember, Bullet Space is one of those last of the remaining Squats in the neighborhood of the Lower East Side, now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, in that city of New York, where if you need a home, take one, that could now be called homesteads that have either been bought out or sold out in the age of gentrification that have survived from that era of Tompkins Square Park and its riots to stop gentrification and free everyone from long lore ago. And Bullet Space has held many an artistic events over the years. And that flyer for their event reads as follows: 292 East 3rd St. New York, New York 10009 (Btwn. Ave C & D), The Perfect Crime, Andrew Castrucci & The Bullet Space Archive, 1983-2008, 25 years, curated by Carlo McCormick. An Urban Artists Collaboration, Nov. 21st-Dec. 20th, 2009. Opening Nov 21st, 7-9pm. Hours: Fri. 3-7pm, Sat., Sun. 1-6pm. Or by appt., or chance. And some of those artists participating in that installation were Miguel Algarin, Steve Cannon, Brendan Carney, Andrew Castrucci, Paul Castrucci, Nadia Coen, Marguerite Van Cook, Thom Corn, Yolanda Crespo, Anton Van Dalen, John Farris, Chris Flash, Chico Garcia, Missing Foundation, Marlis Momber, Frank Morales, Cookie Mueller, Robert Parker, Aaron Perez, Pedro Pietri, Miguel Pinero, Rolando Politi, Lee Quinones, John Ranard, James Romberger, David Yanez and more.
And this art event squatter rocks. Free The world, Housing is a Human Right, Squat The Land, Squat or Rot. Have a great squatter art day.

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A 2010 New Years Eve

And according to that Gregorian calendar on the wall, that year of 2010 is almost here. And then there's 2012, that age of Aquarius, end of the Mayan calendar, end of the world or a new beginning depending on how one sees it, that should be making its way around in a couple of years. And I also know today is New Years Eve because this weeks special New Year's edition of Nonsense NYC event list from Jeff Stark and the Nonsense NYC staff with those above ground and underground events says so. And New Years day seems to be that party to end all and be all of days where there seems to be so many parties and then some. And so I though to post that Nonsense NYC calender of those cool, seemingly hipster events as follows:

XXXXX WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30 XXXXX (Oh, I think December 30 was actually yesterday...)

New Years Eve Eve

Every year we cross a line representing the passage between "what we we have been" to "what we will be." We break our old habits and make resolutions to bring ourselves closer to what we want to become. This year we clench this passage with both hands and create a tradition that exalts both sides of this line and aptly name it New Years Eve Eve. This new day is for those that that are interested in making real connections to dive into the delightfully dizzyingly next year while holding strong to the things we've loved in the past. It is either continuing practice or a complete arrival destination. Come, adorn your face with shimmering beauty, hold a drink made with as much love as you are able to give, let your ears and eyes open sounds from the distant past and soon to be future, gawk at bowed backs of feathered bodies and politely turn to the one you've had stars for and ask them if you may press your moist lips against theirs. Expect to speak with playa lovers, world trave
lers, subversive leaders of the underground, high flying beauties, and generally glorious creatives.

Classical and neo-burlesque by Tiana. Long lost music by Viola da Gamba virtuoso, Laurence Pangaro. Spanish and Sud America classical guitar by Joshua Tennent. Human Wind Chime that responds to touch. The New Years Eve-eve midnight make-out tradition. Dancing music made by people and robots. Hand passed hors d'oeuvres. Homemade "Never Never Land" beer. New Years Eve-Eve tradition: You may confidently, respectfully, and openly ask anyone you see to kiss you during the 15 minutes after midnight.) Specialty cash and grande absinthe bar. Fireside pillow areas. Ornate face painting by Abby Weg.

Dress to Express (Think elegant depression era, futuristic speakeasy, playa dwelling Gatsby's, evening gowns and lights, feathers and shiny objects).

RSVP for address, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
8p-late, 8-9:30p free beer, 11:30p free champagne; $25, or $20 if you bring a letter written and addressed to yourself one year in the future

***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****

From Gemini & Scorpio:

The Salon

Main ballroom: George Gees Jump Jivin Wailers with John Dokes and Hilary Gardner. Upstairs in the Library Lounge: Queen Esther and the Hot Five. In the Sargent Room: Gelber and Manning. Plus Heln Pontani, Pandor, DJ Rikomatic. Plus Zelda, the magazine of the vintage nouveau.

The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
8p; $20 advance, $25 door


12th Annual New Year's Eve Bike Ride and Outdoor After-Party

Start the year off right- on your bike or skates. Don't get stuck in a smoky bar or some corporate-sponsored event, Come celebrate New Year's Eve in the great outdoors with music, dancing, Rude Mechanical Orchestra Marching Band, fireworks, and merriment.

We'll be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park for the best (and free!) New Year's Eve dance party in town with marching band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra and fireworks! Dress festive -- don't forget your noisemakers and party favors -- and bring food and drink to share.

Meet at Washington Square Park, under the Arch
5th Avenue at Washington Park North, Manhattan
10:30p (or meet at Belvedere Castle in Central Park at 11:45p); $free

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Rubulad Presents: A New Year's Eve Masquerade

Decadence, decade ends, deca-dance. Bands: I Love You Airlines, the Dolomites, Hungry March Band, and Not Waving But Drowning. With DJs Shakey, Porkchop, Reaganomics and Gecko Jones, and Mike Simonetti.

In the cabaret room: Baby Seals, Jessica Delfino, Viva Maria, Surrender the Booty, and DJ sets by Jaxon BK and Greything. In the Starlight Lounge: G. Scopitronic's Non-Stop Film Fest, hot drinks. Door Prizes for early birds. Modern Dance Awareness Society. Hot F###in' Tamales. Midnight Champagne Bunny Toast.

You can help us continue to have a Rubulad in this space by being quiet coming and going, staying inside the space during the event and not pissing all over the sidewalk as soon as you get around the corner -- which, incidentally, does attract the police and they will write you a summons. The less our neighbors have to complain about, the more fun we can have.

Rubulad Home Base
338 Flushing Avenue, between Classon and Taaffee, Brooklyn
B61 bus or G train to Classon station
10p doors, 10:45 show; $20 dressy bessies and masked marvels or way late, $30 otherwise

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

New Lost City

This party comes in four sections spread across two buildings.

Grit: Three warm floors of a former factory converted into a party paradise with hidden tea lounges, reckless rides, live art, cheap liquor, and dark dance-floors. The music here is a throw-back to the classic loft-parties, where live afro-beat mixes with stellar hip-hop and djs meet in the middle.

Glamor: Intelligent techno to breaks to deep dark house join in a 7,000 square foot loft with dripping video projections and female chandeliers (yes, there will be fire).

Ice: One hundred fifty cubic feet of false snow, Santas, and seditious elves mix with the Modern Dance Awareness Society to create a winter wonderland.

Fire: Stripper poles, piano lounges, aerial acts, casino games, and brass bands blend into a tribute to the forgotten underbelly of New York City.

Midnight: Begins with champagne bottles, fire acts, brass band explosions, dance-floor countdowns, kisses from strangers and -- for a chosen few -- a three course meal at the center of it all. This is the start of the best year of your life.

Performers include: Baja and Dry Eye Crew, the Hungry March Band, Stumblebum Brass Band, Raya Brass Band, Lady Circus with Fuct, Mikey Freedom Heart, and Mickey Western, Lauren Darling's Hungry for More, Michna, Fred P. aka the Black Jazz Consortium, Dunndee, John Margulies, Zemi 17, the Vintage DJ, and Joro Boro. Feather masks will be rewarded with champagne and gifts.

Start at 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Avenue station
9p-7a; $29 door
21 and over

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Gemini and Scorpio present:

The Bootleggers' Ball

The contraband has been ordered, authorities paid off, and performers lined up for a New Year's Eve speakeasy ball in an enormous and aged warehouse with soaring peaked ceilings, peeling whitewashed brick walls, old wood beams, and glowing chandeliers. Expect the intimacy of cabaret mixed with a vintage costumed ball. Free cider 8-9p, plus drinks by House of St Eve, handcrafted beer, and other delectable potions.

Featuring: The Mad Jazz Hatters, Stumblebum Brass Band, Main Squeeze Orchestra, Mme Rosebud and Jenny C'est Quoi, Alchemy Dance Theater, Nikki Borodi aerial, DJs Jason Blackkat, Dhundee, Jon Margulies. Face painting by painteresse Elysabeth. Tarot and 2010 numerology divination Marcy Currier, midnight moment of mayhem by Dan Glass, hosted by burlesque's charming reprobate Bastard Keith.

Plus more live entertainment and surprises, including a live auction of prohibition memorabilia and games of chance in our Den of Sin. Bring fun items to bet, or be prepared to lose your clothes. Dress code: depression glamour, evening ball on the Titanic, hobo formal, desperation derring-do. Effort required. Own cups optional, but welcome.

Check in at Green and Green Insurance Co.
450 Union, at Bond, Brooklyn
8p-6a; $30 advance, $40 door, $50 VIP, $20 after 2a
21 and over

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Winkel and Balktick present:


A warehouse alchemy magnum opus for New Year's Eve 2010. It was the end of the Aughts. Winkel and Balktick meditated upon the last decade's irrational exuberance and its booms, busts, bursts, and bubbles. While the present situation seemed dire, they knew that with the right experiment, they could transform the debut of the Tens from a bleak lump of coal into a brilliant Golden Age.

On Thursday, December 31, 2009, join them as they transmute a dusty old warehouse into a clandestine celebration laboratory. Participate in the boldest experiments in dancing, DJs, interactive art installations, lounging, activities, games, elixirs, cuisine and merrymaking.

The laboratory, The Philosopher's Stone, is a chamber of the most majestic proportions. It 26,000 square feet (yes, really) sit perched upon the East River in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Music: DJs spinning house, techno, breaks, and dubstep: Reza, Friar Tuck, Doug Singer, DJ Courage aka Steve B, David Last. Delirious downtempo and ambient labscapes by Autophage and Prototype, Cosmo D, Creepy Hugs, Futureben, Hobotrail, and Shigeto.

Art and performance: Animal Mechanical, Betty T. Kaos and Chris NYC, Caraballo-Farman, Charlie Roberts, Chassy and Audrey, Corey Armpriester, Day De Dada, Eva Lansberry, Gregory Skolozdra, Harlan Emil Gruber, Imagenode, Jeanne Angel and Sam Z, the Jellie Collective, John Walter, Judy Sky, Jules Garcia, Just Desserts Lab, Kate Raudenbush, Kostume Kult, Laura Sheedy and Kaytee Papusza, Logan Grendel and Psyche Corporation, Lowroad, Marko's Boomshack, Meki and Mike's Magic Concession Kitchen, Rounder, Page Not Found, Squiddie And Friends, Terri Ferrari, Troy C. Franz, V2K's Shadow Dance Tunnel. Visuals from VJs Housewives' Guide to Anatomy, Dr. Light, VJ Silence, Animatronic, and Nobody But Yours.

RSVP for address, Brooklyn
9p-7a, free beer 9-10p; $25 through Wednesday, $30 door, $20 after 3a

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Surreal Estate presents:

New Years on the Rocks

A pirate themed fundraiser for the Bedford Bike Lane Activist Defense Fund. What a solid gold year it's been at Surreal Estate, and in all of our collective lives. Celebrate the camaraderie at our most mirthful New Year's Midnight Metamorphosis. Lament your losses and boast of your exploits as the confetti canon explodes overhead, and glowing glasses are raised for a plasma toast on the heated roof deck. New York's loftiest, most diverse, most surprising communal house wishes Peace and Joy to all: Thank you for your support throughout the year.

Three floors and our roof deck featuring CSC Funk Band, the Lord Jeff, Outernational, Heritage OP, Veveritse, and an open jam session with Big Tasty of Big Tasty's Funk Party. With DJs Yoko, Faith in the Glitch, and Oh Shit. Plus fire spinning, portrait booth, horoscopes by Swami Chachaynanda. Sinful sweets and healthy treats. Full pirate themed decoration.

Surreal Estate
15 Thames, Brooklyn
10p-6a; $20

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Live With Animals presents:

New Year's Eve End of the Decade Danceathon

A Golden New Year with Golden Triangle and Electric Tickle Machine. DJs JG Thirlwell, Arthur Arbitt (local perv), Jack and Julie Hines (Georgiana Starlington, K-Holes). Go-go dancing. Free champagne at midnight.

289 Kent Avenue, at South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9p, free better vodka from 9-10p; $10

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Pre-Teen Century, Future Fantasy, Time War

Come on a trip to the future present. We're all going, So lets go together. Give way to the Tiger Beat, 2010, Year of the Tiger. Take your inner space to outer space with all of us. Its an Odyssey, to make contact, ya dig?

You feel me? I feel you. We love you. And we're here to help you blow your own mind.

With I Love You Airlines, Theo Angel, Stabbing Eastwood (Ryan Sawyer and Tunde Adebimpe), Mariachi, Throbbing Megz and the Shuttlecocks. Plus tiny tacos, Jean Loscalzo is so high, Lone Wolf and Cub, H1/N1 Acrobatics, opera by Anima Animus Animal. Viva El Diablo.

Union Pool
484 Union Avenue, at Meeker, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 includes champagne toast

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Mister Saturday Night New Year's Eve

Say goodbye to the first decade of the third millennium and hello to 2010. It's A Mister Saturday Night New Year's Eve. We're tuning up our soundsystem for maximum output, serving up free drinks all night long, and playing the celebratory jams only fit for a night fueled by sparkling wine. Justin even has a New Orleans brass band version of Auld Lang Syne he might play before the ball drops, and we're sure Eamon's got some sneaky Irish New Year's tradition that he can share.

Our special guest is Omar S, one of the best DJs we've ever had at Mister Saturday Night. We think he'll be in a particularly celebratory mood - 2009 was pretty good to him. It was the year he released his Fabric mix and the year that he launched from being a staple of the Detroit underground to one of the most sought after DJs and producers in the world. He'll drop his first record right after the ball drops. Happy New Year, indeed.

1142 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-late; $50 includes open bar all night, $20 after 4a

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

New Years Eve Built by MeanRed

A warehouse party featuring the Rub, Project Matt, and Lloydski. With Lights by Liz Ligouri. 2010 is going to be a big year. And dancing all night with friends and family is the way we'd like to ring it in.

On New Year's Eve we're teaming up with local stars DJ Eleven, DJ Ayres, and Cosmo Baker of the Rub. With a loyal herd of followers, these three bring out Brooklyn's finest. Plus we've got Unemployed Lloyd and Project Matt spinning guest sets. These guys are family -- they'll make you dance and then they'll take shots with you after.

We are taking over the garage of an Old Can Factory in Brooklyn, which we are warming-up-all-cozy with our subwoofers, turntables, lighting, heaters, and extra special surprises. Say goodbye to 2009 with dope music, plenty of alcohol, champagne toast, good people, and no neighbors. Free malt liquor from 9-10p.

Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9p-4a; $25 or $50 with three hours of open bar

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

New Years Eve at Public Assembly

Parties for a solid 20 hours. Three parties, three ways to ring in the New Year, something for every facet of your personality, even the parts you're in denial about.

Front Room: The Ohio Party DJs. Back Room: The Bunker's Blood & Thunder IV live techno/house. After Party: Psybotik Robot Revolution techno/electro/trance/dubstep.

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p-5a Ohio, 10p-4p Bunker, 6a-6p Psybotik; $10 Ohio, $20-30 Bunker, $10 Psybotik

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Pratt Steam Whistles

Blasts from the chief engineer's collection.

Pratt Campus, Brooklyn
Midnight; $free

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

Brooklyn Paintdown New Years 2010

Featuring live performances by Raye 6, Dynasty Electric, and M.Island. With live art by See-One, Rimx, and Lichiban. Plus music by DJs Hard Hitting Harry and Synapse. Presented by Coup d'etat Brooklyn In Collaboration with Littlefield.

622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
10p doors; $40 advance, $50 door
21 and Over

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

From Gemini and Scorpio:

Magic Brian and Corn Mo's New Year's Eve Bash

Jason Trachtenburg of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and Albert Cadabra the great deceiver will perform, in addition to Corn Mo making his barbecue ribs, a champagne toast at midnight, and DJs to keep you dancing until dawn.

Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston, Manhattan
9p; $50 after 9 includes food, $25 after 10

***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****

New Year's Eve with the Coney Island Sideshow

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Scott Baker, Serpentina, Kryssy Kocktail, Adam the First Real Man Rinn, the Executioner, and Dick Zigun. Musical guest Bad Buka.

Radegast Hall and Biergarten
113 North 3rd Street, at Berry Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
10p; $free

And the list seems to go on and on..... Happy Year of the New

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

The End Of The Year

And the end of the year is making its way around again this year. I know because that Gregorian calendar on he wall and last weeks edition of am New York with that front page article titled "End of a Decade" says so. And that day of Christ holy holiday just passed also with those seasons greetings of yet another a happy new year. And so back to that am New York article that reviews the past 10 years in news and culture. And some of those words in those letters '00s read something like, "Jam Master Jay, bailout, Staten Island Ferry, Playstation 2 Xbox released, Cheney, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, Y2K, MySpace, September 11, Katrina, Afghanistan, who wants to marry a millionaire, Google becomes a verb, Obama, American Idol, Britney Spears shaves her own head, Michael Jackson, Walter Cronkite, Tribeca Film Festival Opes, Jay Z, Nintendo WII, MoMa, Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole Smith, Saddam Hussein, USS Cole, blog, Hulu, Ugg Boots, MTA Strike, Oprah, The Euro, Howard Stern on satellite Radio, iPhone, Palin, Tsunami, Iran, McCain, $2 Metrocard, McCAIN, h1n1 Virus, Slumdog Millionaire, James Brown, and the list of those end of a decade events goes on and on...... And according to am New York, it is a world transformed. Happy 2010 year of the new.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Winter Solstice

And Winter solstice is fast approaching on the morrow. I know because that Gregorian calendar and all of these winter solstice events that I am seeing advertised says so. And what does the solstice mean anyway as those sol letters seem as if they have something to do with the sun. And I heard someone say the other day that the days get one minute longer or shorter each day leading up to the winter or summer solstice or something. And I think December 21st could be the shortest day of the year I have heard. And it seems to be an astrological event also. And what does that internet bible dictionary Wikipedia have to say about this day, let's see... "A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is most inclined toward or away from the Sun, causing the Sun's apparent position in the sky to reach its northernmost or southernmost extreme. The name is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; that is, the apparent movement of the Sun's path north or south comes to a stop before reversing direction. The term solstice can also be used in a broader sense, as the date (day) when this occurs. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In some cultures they are considered to start or separate the seasons while in others they fall in the middle."

And some of those balls, parties, ceremonies, parades, festivals, observations and other events to be found in that city of New York on that winter solstice day are and seem to be, (Okay, well, one that I found listed somewhere... are:

East Village Winter Solstice Parade

The Sea Section Marching Band (from Theater for the New City Halloween Parade) invites any and all to join us for a lighthearted and fun Winter Solstice Parade after school

Monday 12.21.09 (Winter Solstice) at 3:30PM meet at La Plaza Cultural community Garden at East 9th St at Ave C.

Please bring instruments, costumes, candles, kids etc... ....

No previous musical experience needed. Bring a pot to bang on, or just come join us.

Have a great winter celebration day.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Downtown Brooklyn Holiday Welcome Center

Hey bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And somehow I found myself in front of Modell's at a Downtown Brooklyn Holiday Welcome Center today for some reason or another, in what seemed like the freezing cold of yet another New York City winter. And oh, I guess I found myself there to listen to that band Underground Horns that I sometimes find myself listening to every so often for some reason or another. And wow, the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was a guest speaker there also. And so I found myself there see the president. And see the president of Brooklyn and the Underground Horns play some audio gumbo I did. And I guess those downtown welcome centers that seemed to be sponsored by the The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, The Court, Livingston, Schermerhorn Business Improvement District, Fulton Mall Improvement Association and MetroTech Business Improvement District in Brooklyn are to usher in the holiday shopping, shopping and more shopping season every Wednesday in December in that city of Brooklyn to be found in that City of New York, as I think that's what the Brooklyn Borough President said in his speech today when he held up one of those Shop Downtown Brooklyn tote bags that encourage shoppers to support the local businesses this holiday season. And these Brooklyn Business Improvement District groups seems to have events, events and more events. And Julian Peterson and the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice Music Ensemble were performing there at Hoyt Plaza throughout that Brooklyn Business Improvement District as part of this event on this day as well. And so in yet another attempt to drag the camera out of the closet, I posted a couple of those photos from that event in this blog posting above, and a YouTube video of that event as well. And those Downtown Brooklyn Holiday Welcome Centers shopping, music and events rock. Have a great Brooklyn, New York and beyond holiday.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Pyramid Of Capitalism

The Pyramid of Capitalism. Now that photo above I think is called "The Pyramid of Capitalism". I know because the title of it I saw on someone else's page said so. And so I thought that photo to be so interesting that I thought to post it on this blog also. And does that internet bible dictionary Wikipedia have an entry for that word Capitalism, as this word seems to provoke many an interesting thoughts and discussions, most all relating to money, work and politics somehow. And from the words I can decipher in that photo above, that photos has something to do with the words "Industrial worker, Capitalism, we rule you, we fool you, we shoot at you???, and that previous phrase could be a whole another blog posting, as guns are the worst invention ever, if only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth., and so the words continue to say on that photo above... we eat for you, we work for all, we feed all, Pyramid of Capitalist System. And that photo above seems as if it can be self explanatory even without words. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Hey bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog at the moment, and this is another one of those random posts where I find myself attempting to post content on this blog whenever possible for some reason or another. And so this posting happens to be about RFID technology. What's up with that? And are you wondering what those letters even mean? Well, so am I. Does that internet bible dictionary Wikipedia have an entry for this word? And as far as I know those letters have something to do with security and access control. How do I know, because I came across some high tech plastic looking credit card with some high tech magnetic sensor that one waves like a magic wand in front of some other red light sensor that reads the credit card looking device to let you pass though some door. And I have seen many a people in the workplace, businesses and beyond, waving these magic wands in front of doors to get through them. And that RFID tag, smart card technology sort of scares me for some reason. So much that I thought to post that upc bar code image in the photo above, save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast 666 thing image. And what do the letters RFID mean anyway? And so when one types in these letters on the computer, along comes the phrases "RFID bracelets, RFID tag, RFID chip, RFID reader, RFID scanner, RFID tracker etc; and big brother seems to be watching you with this high tech device of our times here on planet earth. And so this reminds me of conspiracy thoughts of the end of the world or something having to do with the mark of the beast again, the national id initiatives, globalism, the new world order, whatever that could mean in a whole another blog posting, freedom and restriction of travel, some scene out of that George Orwell 1984 totaliarian novel, whatever that phrase could mean also, that mark of the beast 666 thing again. And no one is free when others are oppressed. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Random Thoughts

Hey Bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog for some reason or another. And here lies yet another one of those posts where I find myself attempting to figure out what to blah blog about in order to post content on this blog whenever possible. Kind of like that blah bloggers block maybe. And so some of those random thoughts that I find scribbled on papers lying around that I wanted to get around to blaghing about were "Robot Nation", the idea that everyone seems to have become on of those technology robots with the invention of all of those high tech gadgets floating around on the subways, trains and other modes of transportation where everyone seems to be fidgeting with at any given moment seemingly in a high tech robotic trance or daze. And "iPhones", where everyone seems to be playing that Solitaire card game on the subway and maybe even on the computer at home as if in some sort of asolitaireadiction maybe, not sure. What's that all about in the age on high tech, ten second attention span, gadget everything. And "Cops infiltrate Craigslist for stolen goods and anything over three thousand is a felony?", So I heard someone say the other day. What's that all about? And what is the origin of that word cop anyway? And then there was the thought "Homeowners insurance insures firearms." Hugh? That one could be a whole another blog posting of ranting and raving for me, the idea that one can get paid for having a firearm in their home. Hugh again? And then yet another thought found scribbled down somewhere was "NYC MTA, that City of New York Transit Authority system that could also be known to me as the New York City Metropolitan Torture its passengers with transit officers everywhere Association, that seemingly faceless monster that seems to historically flood its system with more transit officers than passengers, arrests a musician for playing in the subway due to an open ticket for being on a bus somewhere. Hugh? What's that all about? And how does this MTA compare to SEPTA, BART, and other transit systems throughout planet earth. If only all public transportation were free. No one is free when others are oppressed. And what if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

An Online Degree

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey again bloggers, and welcome to the age of technology and the online degree. And in case you haven't heard, an online degree is a degree that one can earn online without ever having to leave home, or at least without ever having to leave a computer. And the USC Rossier School of Education’s MAT@USC is one of those places that offers that online degree you may be looking for. You can find program information about their courses for studying online at their website. You can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Southern California and receive your state teaching certificate in as little as twelve months at their website. And if you happen to find yourself as one of those aspiring teachers, then the USC Rossier School of Education can be for you. You can also request more information about their degree programs at their website as well. With the University of Southern California, finding that teaching degree online is just a website visit away.
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An INTAR Conference

Hey bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And so I found myself at this INTAR conference at the Kimmel Center, New York University the other day, for some reason or another. And in case you could be wondering who or what INTAR is, Intar stands for International Network Toward Alternatives And Recovery. And I think this is yet another one of those consumer, survivor, provider, possible Alternatives conferences to the mental health death system where everyone gathers to attempt to save the world from psych cia tricks. And that Inter sticker to be found on that folder read something like "INTAR, Rethinking Psychiatric Crisis: Alternative Responses To :First Breaks". And some of those speeches at that conference went something like " Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry, and it could be the marginalized preaching to the converted in the face of the pharmaceutical war and commercial advertising and marketing of psych drugs industry, the consumer survivor, and it could be Ken Kesey's One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, and what does it mean to be diagnosed crazy in a society this itself could be kind of crazy. Who is to say what is normal. And then there was the medications, treatments, danger to self and danger to others, electroshock therapy, released after your insurance runs out, homeless shelters, DSMII manuals, alternatives, yoga, meditation, psychiatric survivors, altered states, psychotic experiences, psychotic episodes, prison industrial complex, psychiatry as bigger than the war industries speeches. And psychiatry can be mass murders in white coats, legalized drug dealers, descendants of Nazi Germany and eugenics, maybe. And can one be for or against big pharma as I have heard it said somewhere before. And some of those workshops and topics in that conference literature they provided included: Why do we need Alternatives, What are the Key Alternatives, multimedia performances and speakers that included Celia Brown, Will Hall, Sue Estroff, Alma Menn, Mary Olson, Ron Bassman, Peter Stastny, David Cohen, Harvey Rosenthal, Kim Hopper, Andy Blanch, Robert Whitaker, Lauren Tenny, Thomas Bock, Laura Prescott and a host of others. And Psychiatry Kills. Abolish Involuntary Forced Psychiatric Treatment. No one is free while others are oppressed. For all things alternatives to the mental death system, David Oaks Mind Freedom and Support Coalition International are a good website to visit. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

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