Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Black recruit percentage down 41 percent since 2000


Update: here's a quote and rather denunciatory comment:

Yoshie:> The volunteer military in the United States depends on the working-> poor draft. Rather than drafting the poorest of the poor (whose> physical health is too poor, whose education too neglected, whose> criminal record too extensive, whose attitudes too badass, etc.), the> Pentagon preys on the sons and daughters of the working poor (those> whose parents are relatively regularly employed, earn too much [the> household income of $25,000-40,000 heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/loader.cfm?url..85094>] to qualify for most or all forms of means-> tested public assistance and need-based grants [cf. "Department of> Education to Tighten Pell Grant Eligibility," 2004/EDUCATION/12/23/pell.grants/>], etc., and yet too poor not to> worry about paying bills, especially big-ticket items like health> care and children's' college tuitions).

I think this statement perfectly exemplifies what is wrong with the US Left- its fundamentalist religious belief in a myth, and its inability to thinkcritically beyond that myth. If empirical evidence contradicts that myththe effort is taken to neutralize the evidence rather than revise the myth.Just like the countless dupes all over the world who live miserableexistence and wait for Jesus Christ, Allah, or some other mythicalfather-like figure in the sky to deliver them from their misery if they onlysay the right magic word. I was always curious what makes the human mind fall into the trap of suchreality-defying mythology. People are naturally endowed with intellectualability to think rationally and critically, and many of them, such as Yoshieand others on this list, seem to be otherwise intelligent, thoughtful andcritically thinking people, yet they succumb to reality-defying mythologyfrom time to time. The philosopher of science Imre Lakatos observed a similar tendency amongscientists. Contrary to the conventional view of scientific inquiry whichholds that theories hold as long as they are not refuted by evidence,Lakatos proposed that theories are often preserved in the face ofcontradicting evidence, and efforts are made to insulate the theory fromcontradicting evidence. He called it "problemshifting," which involved twostrategies, progressive and regressive. Progressive problmeshifting isdevising some conceptual contraption that explains the contradictingevidence without undermining the core assumptions of the theory to beprotected (e.g. implied non-rational motivation of human actors to explainthe poor predictive power of the rational-choice model). Regressiveproblemshift is reducing the empirical scope of the theory to be protected,usually by recourse to abstract speculation (e.g. mathematical modeling ineconomics, or linguistic contrivances in "post-modern" theory), or byregression to the founding "principles" (e.g. in certain strains ofCatholic thought in Europe that reduces modernity to philosophicaldiscourses of the antiquity and the medieval times, or in certain strains ofMarxism that reduces modernity to the fundamentals of the Marxist canon). With that in mind, the "working poor draft" and other populist leftistdogmas, such as that the poor have no responsibility for their own actions,and that responsibility rests solely with the elites, or that the existinginstitutional order is nothing but a conspiracy of the elite, are examplesof the regressive problemshift by regression to the founding "principles" ormyths in this particular case.While the mechanisms of "problemshifting" seem to be relatively clear tounderstand, the motives behind it are not. Why do people stick to theirbeliefs or delusions in face of contradicting evidence? Possible explanations range from vested interests in maintaining the statusquo to an affective disorder that makes people fearful of change,uncertainty and ambiguity. The latter obviously requires a psychologicalanalysis of the affected individuals on the pain of becoming a merespeculation and imputation of motives. I will thus leave it as apossibility.On the other hand, vested interest in maintaining the status quo seems tooffer some interesting explanations. Market niche for leftist mythologiesis rather narrow, and that may explain why the producers of such mythologieshave high stakes in maintaining the conventional left myths. Changing theconventional story may reduce the appeal of the myth maker to the alreadysmall market, and put him or her out of business altogether if the marketniches for the new genre is not found - which is a big if. So it is saferto stick to the old trite myths than try new ones. Looking at this form a broader perspective, I think I can understand whywhat passes for the US left tends to be (with exceptions, of course) sogoofy and out of touch. Unlike the European left which maintains itsdistinct institutional power and identity - which also secures aconsiderable market for its intellectual product - the US opposition andprotest movements tend to follow a different trajectory - that of theassimilation to the mainstream. That was suggested, inter alia, by WilliamGamson (_Strategy of the social protest_) who studied various socialmovements throughout hundred fifty or so years of the US history, or ThedaSkocpol (e.g. _Protecting Soldiers and Mothers_ and _Social policy in theUnited States_) who argued that the unusual openness and inclusiveness ofthe US political system was a key factor preventing the crystallization oflabor as a political and institutional force. Stated differently, because of the relatively open and poorly delineatednature of the US party system, the protest movements - or at least itsrational elements - tend to be absorbed into the amorphous mainstream ratherthan crystallizing as a major and separate institutional force. What isleft are more uncompromising, wacky, goofy or simply irrational elementsthat resist "being assimilated" and prefer to live marginal politicalexistence on the periphery. This is why what is distinctively labeled as"left" in this country - as opposed to "liberal or social-democraticmainstream" - seems to be so wacky, irrational, and goofy. The fact of thematter is, however, that these are the fringe elements that would remain onthe periphery of any political system, not just the one with a conservativeleaning, such as the US. I can also understand why European-born lefties, such as Hitchens or forthat matter this writer, become so disillusioned with the US left (point ofclarification, unlike Hitchens I do NOT contemplate defecting to theopposing camp.) They seem to mis-apply the European political categories,which have ample room for the left as being aseparate-yet-part-of-the-mainstream force, to the US, where the mainstreamleft is difficult to distinguish from the Democratic Party, and what islabeled left is mainly fringe cults. As a result they treat these fringeleftish cults as if they were mainstream left and become progressivelyannoyed with their fundamentalism and irrationality. I certainly understand why folks like Hitchens got finally fed up with thisunreasonable attachment of what passes for the "left" to reality-defyingmythologies - albeit I am less clear why he de facto joined the rightinstead of simply embracing the left elements of the Democratic Party. Thelatter is what I would rather do.


next in thread

ps: here's a sharp crit of the Heritage crowd (see earlier exchanges between Lacny and Henwood for context):

Doug asks:> Why the fuck are you so angry all the time, anyway?

Because I am full of hatred and envy, as all leftists are. I read that in a Heritage Foundation pamphlet, too. johnlacny.com

Illegal Colonists Take a Chain Saw to Two Hundred Olive Trees

Sunday, November 27, 2005


plands.org/ 40 page in depth background pdf, animations etcetera.

intro to previous item

to relieve some of the mystery in the first few sentences of the next post (down ((made previous to this one ..)) and so it goes in topsy turvy b'lowgo land), I am posting a link to an item at one of the over 150 (too social for Soros) shoestring budget indymedia sites that is home turf to one of the constestants mentioned (Gehrig); together he and his spelling partner (Nessie) fought (and are probably still fighting) a heroic war of words that set the tone for blowgoland (time for leggo land?):

Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center: feature/87217 ucimc.org/.. - 280 worth of commenting (racked up in over a month worth of time last summer) under the title: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: "What's the Matter with Indymedia?" some relevant excerpts at the comments (haloscans) of peacepalestine item called 'Noah Cohen - Repression of palestinian activist in the US'

crowd mary

this comments board is getting mighty crowded says Mary (alias thecutter) as 125th commenter to Gilad Atzmon - Peace is not 'shalom' and 'Shalom' is not Sharon

crowded? Mary vs IT (Av) is very weak tea compared to Nessie vs Gehrig . .. (not that I don't prefer herbal infusions to ferment, I do, to the exclusion of even, and am proud to be that kind of picky, must be my drop of sem! itic blood; blessed be, life is an education/obstacle course in choosiness ((at least every now and then, even for the non-specialist second splitter, heart breaker, paper pusher, digit dowser and scroll mole)), the Adamic privilege distribution; man relating to diversity first and foremost, then to fellow man ((yup folks, you read rite; the original and long forgotten, though as I ty! pe reviving (((and if my key punches percolate properly .. . .who knows))), genesis message, once again up for renewal and calibration .. .and not in the sense of links subsumed under this heading: ‘sacred/secret, starlike and scarey symbol shuffle’ at my blogspots but more like Genesis Continuous, look that work by a New Zealander named Hardy up yourselves)) which is way less paroc hial but shows we do best staying steady as we go and right where we are. Not the best council in a world that is dominated by halfbreeds and short temper but in the long run surely good enough once again) .. . .you ought to thank your karma ( 'coremore') for not running into the comment crews on various indymedia flavors and tintackles shackles . . .. (like sf ((slowed the hell down compared to then; this is nessies baby getting more and more overprotected as he’s gotten poorer I guess)), indybay ((took over, scolding daddy for not forking over stuff and retiring)) vancouver ((archives are still online, dig and you’ll see hordes more IT actalikes who ran up their hosts/hostilitytargets/opponents’ bills big time)), victoria, several Middle eastern ones ((buckled and caved from chronic spammerage, hacking, etcetera)), melbourne, indybay . . and pittsburgh lately for instance) .. .. . . several years ago; veritable torrents of ‘emotides’ swept on as much as the truly oppressed wept on; info on anything from the democratization of tyrranicide .. . (suggested with such ((soft))force(( of surveillance))ful ((encryption)) logic ((the meany’s negation of solar distribution)) that the perp ((who called it 'assasination politics’)) had his compi confiscated etcetera) .. .to the price of pretty innocence, all lavishly spiced and periodically sprinkled with those huge slabs of text I mentioned (which haloscan wisely prohibits). Nothing here that hasn't been there thousands of times already and with much deeper shadow dancing. Speaking of which, where does Shamir live! really and whatever happened to Naemi Giladi?

You could thank your 'coremore' on your bare little knees a lot more even if you care to, for not having
(had?) ambitions such as mine: to commit curiously colourful counsel to the burial grounds called the kinternet and see if such scribbediscratchiosa wants to act like a seed in the minds of those bizzdizzily buzzy with plottage to go to one capital bash after another capital smash .. .. eh .. the just now so called cross globalists* following the slash and burn trail (just ahead of islam recruiting among those abandoned by all; people that can’t even bargain with their time anymore and are down to bare bone and organs**) and help them lower the priority of (symbolic) cash effectively (they’re clueless regarding best sorts of cash being simple ash, the type that comes about only when successful palchemical mergers or ire and desire turn rock to bread if when time taken which is what money is a given for) despite their willingness to stand in the way of wrongly applied force, and same to help redirect it (all males out of control in the sense of away from command, what say you?) and try help them stand under the ageless sheltering truth.

* I just made a little Quad( )rant zingzang diagram showing aggression and passivity our primal daddy and mommy sociologically speaking with rich and poor exetions of either.

** I just don’t know how folk like IT can deny and invert the clues in/from casualty figures; instead, the likes of him insist on being treated cheaply (not in any return ((no turn made to re there folks, move along, nothing to see here and keep your distance, that of and from other notsees, wait, we’ll herdihelp you since you can notsee the difference nor make it yourselves)) since they never started nuttin’) and dwell on that as root of all evil, prime mover and (some truth in that but it’s their own fathers and mothers responsible for their neediness) magic since removable lever (hell THEIR leverage went around the world so why can’t their o! ld neighbours move over just a little, the sublet is over here and starts there so either way you have no choice besides choosing the choice obsolescing chosen) to the exclusion of soul- and selfsearch regarding the disproportionately dealt ‘response’.

I go:
permaculture.org.au/ watch the movie; it starts out 2 miles from where jesus was baptized (and has a way of going about holding water that holds water.

yes, it was a very good film (You can solve the world's problems with a garden, though was a bit optimistic). My only complaint is that the map used was TOTALLY wrong. It lables Israel and the OPTs as ISRAEL. I hope they change that.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

right wing stronghold: easy money

I am using black and white for my own words in this post:

'll tell you a little secret, what easy money is really good for in fact: stopping lefty elites from feeling irrationally oppressed by the poor (the effects of a depression following healthy / sane economic dicta) and reacting with draconian and genocidal purges.

Earlier this week I posted popular whispers as Kevin MacDonald spells them out
(in admissionary): Forming alliances with exploitative elites is arguably the most reliably recurrent theme observable in Jewish economic behavior over the ages.

The review of 'Stalin's willing executioners' I linked to there is a shortened version I find out* to my joy (was well impressed) this is the original pdf at: http://theoccidentalquarterly.com/..

* here: fpp.co.uk/BoD/origins/in_Bolshevism.html

.. .oh by the way, this 'focal point press' is an Irving site and the link was the last addition to his anti-semitism (di)section before he was held in Austria. It's really quite laughable, yesterday WDR showed well rounded right wingers fighting for small town council seats and visiting a disco filled with what Midas Dekkers (great great dutchman, listen to his weekly columns at 3/4ths into all shows archived at vroegevogels.nl and you will fall in love with Dutch quite naturally) has so aptly called larvae; kids who's parents spoiled them with methods that are widely applied to beefcattle and decried by a few and far between folks branded terrorists for their troubles (of course they do feature perfect idiots who's pyromania is diligently copied by other absolutely workaverse members of the lefty protectorate).

amnation.com/vfr/archives/004495.html nov 11 -- KM accused of you know what

anti-semitism should be defended by good and bad but hypocritical jews alike. goat fucker by everybody who realizes Khomeini has quite a bit of clout throughout formerly most pleasant cultural crossroad and deltalands watered by those most famous rivers.

this traditionalist pinc rightwinger also posts this on the 17th:

'Is my criticism of Jewish attitudes the same as Kevin MacDonald’s?' ----

In response to my criticism of Kevin MacDonald’s anti-Semitic critique of the Jews, three readers told me that they saw a similarity between my analysis of Jewish attitudes in my article, “Why Jews Welcome Moslems,” and MacDonald’s argument. What follows is a selection from those exchanges.


::haven't read it yet::

just before landing here I copied a Fukuyama article published on the 2nd of november and analyzing the type of 'youth' that grew up to cut the flower of dutch culture down in the sort of cowardly way that calls for a lifetime of general public operated torture (pulling numbers and filing past to pelt him with walnuts from 13 paces) if you ask me. I trust this article will have the link:

Analysis of Fukuyama’s article on Islamic radicalism, by Lawrence Auster: “What Fukuyama really means is that radical Islam is spawned by modern alienation, and has nothing to do with the Islamic religion. How comforting, how satisfying. ”

oh by the way2, he's deactivated the comments (coward).

I sailed away with a mighty push, never to return
Sheila Fitzpatrick
The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine · Princeton, 438 pp, £18.95
London Review of Books, Volume 27 No. 6, 17 March 2005 (via the a-list where it didn't evoke discussion)

In that admissionary post I mention Mary, she is 'thecutter' is mary operating http:// peacepalestine.blogspot.com

haloscan.com/comments/thecutter/113207586267386591/ this item concerns Peretz:

I do not have any idea who this Philips is - he is clearly a wind-up. I'm not. -- I have read Israel Shamir and I have said nothing here that he has not said. Are you aying that Shamir spews hatred'? Is he an extremist? Is that YOUR opinion? --- Let's find out what you think. ---- Do you think that Peretz, who is a Zionist. is going to bring justice to the Palestinians? --- Do you disagree with Shamir's arguments about Jewish power? --- Earlier you write: "I am inclined to agree with "antizionist" and Shaukat. ---- End of story of "trying to be understanding and nice". --- All-out intafada ... throughout all the ME ... everyone supporting al Qaida. ---- Then once the battle is won against Zionism and Washington imperialism; people of actual good-will can sit down and workk out how to cooperate. ----- But first you have to kill as many American/Israeli invaders as possible, so as to get the message through. --- FFS ... talk has PROVED useless." ---------- Do you stand by this? Do you want to 'kill as many Israeli invaders' as possible': Or not? --- antizionist | 11.16.05 - 10:18 pm | #

So. He confesses that he is as antisemitic as Shamir. I don't need to expose anything here. --- Congrats cutter, your racists are trying to destroy each other. ---- Right now, the kill ration is about 20 Iraqis for every American killed, and 4 palestinians for Every Jew killed. But the Americans and Jews are not trying to kill Iraqis and Palestinians. --- Now that the green light has been given by your antisemitic friend, the kill ratio will go to about 1000 to one, don't you think? ---- In an all out war where the goal was reduction of bodies, as your antisemite wants, how long do you think it would take for the palestinian population to shrink to 1/2 a million and the Iraqi population shrink to 5 million? It would probably mean the death of 5,000 Jews and 20,000 Americans.
Ibraham Av | Homepage | 11.17.05 - 2:42 am | #

"But the Americans and Jews are not trying to kill Iraqis and Palestinians." Also sprach Ibraham Av.

Now that I'm back on my chair after having fallen off laughing (the Americans OF COURSE aren't trying to kill Iraqis, they are there with feather dusters. The Jews are shooting cotton floss at Palestinian children on their way to school or while at play, or to men on their way to search for work) - joe, where do you keep the "irony" icon on your keyboard, mine fell off a long time ago - I can say one thing:

To me, both AntiZ and Thomas are frauds and here to bait. Whatever does Shamir have to do with this issue? Nada, I might say. And, that is where all the baiters always go, most of them totally unaware of what his deal is, or who won't cut through the crap to get to the good stuff. (Everybody's got crap, I would dare say, since we are human and imperfect. Even Chomsky has crap, Finkelstein, whoever...) Soon enough there will be a Shamir interview here, (still putting it together) and until then, when he is not mentioned, those who bring him up have an ulterior motive, in my opinion, and the game works that way.

That said, whoever or whatever they might be, I don't have to prove my steel to anyone here. If you don't like what I write or what I publish from others, fine. It's easy enough to make your own site, and then just don't come around, get your own readership, work through your ideas with those who can help you develop them. We will carry on well enough without you. If you feel compelled to criticise me for not being hardline enough, get over the fact that I am what I is, as another great Italian Frank Zappa said. (to those not in the know... Frank introduced all his bandmembers always as, "another great Italian"....).

I myself, and all of the people I respect are not racists. We do not hate Jews (for some of us, it would be almost comical to say we do, it would mean hating ourselves, our families, our spouses, our friends, our neighbours, which is simply impossible.) We wish them all the well in the world, as long as they do not act like Zionists. If they do, we try to change them, influence them to remove this sick and racist ideology from their beings. It can be done. It is done all the time, once people are informed as to what Zionism is all about, all the dressing stripped off and it's ugly inside on display. Yeah, it's done all the time, and that is what we are here for. (smile icon, joe!)
thecutter | Homepage | 11.17.05 - 1:44 pm | #

jewschool.com/2005/11/survivors-step-up.php a longish review of Slezkine's book (posted in compostartist about it, repeating the admissionary post days earlier with the MacDonald link to a review of 'Stalin's willing executioners'

You say:
“I pointed out the irony of Jews pushing group guilt onto people of European descent for the German holocaust while they deny the role of Jews in the much greater Soviet holocaust against White Russia”

You have yet to make the case that the Jews are “pushing group guilt onto people of European descent”. I am a Ukrainian Jew, my people have lived in Europe for at least a 1000 years and I consider myself to be of European descent (though originally my people came from the Middle East). I surely don’t blame myself for the Holocaust, nor do I blame anyone who is not a part of the Nazi regime. I am not sure what makes you think that Jews are blaming anyone other than the people responsible, but you sure seem to be bent on pushing “group guilt” on the Jews as a collective. Also, I am not sure what makes you think that what happened in the Soviet Union was much greater than the Holocaust. I have heard ridiculous numbers ranging from 50 to 120 million who died during Stalin’s reign. That would have been an imposible feat for the bolshevics to accomplish in a country comprised of only 180 million people. The realistic number I have heard is 3 million, based on a census figures.

--- these idiots are unshamedly peddling their joogle bomb ideas but revisionists must all be put away. Petulant impudence can be put up with but when impunity becomes as biased as this a revolution is once again upon us.

first-church.org/ChoirTourMM.htm 3 minute flash thingy starts playing automatically, Newport Massachusets scenery and cathedral shots
(after 7 minutes or so, just before the end of the picture show .. .whoops, it was only a break before starting again .. .. we see a treebark shelter, a squaw in deerskin clothes and some early pilgrim architecture) but no organ music though they have a Beckerath .. .a wait, here's a few fragments: first-church.org/cds.htm; found here: bachorgan.com/CompFreeEx.html via http://perso.wanadoo.fr/civitas.dei via kelebekler.com/linkgb.htm via eussner.net via vho (who's operator Verbeke (belgian) was arrested in Holland and charged with holocaust denial; there's been a spate of such action as I mentioned before).

petersanders.co.uk/home.html the arab world in pictures
(also via kelebekler). It's a seriously biased collection; of course some more natural angularity in arab architecture isn't enough to make me forget you couldn't not fake true beauty if you wanted cause there is so little greenery left in those parts of the world thanks to patriarchalized (=fucked up) demographics. And this guy, no matter how keen his eye for aesthetics of peaceful appearance ain't fooling me, not even if he calls 5 out of 11 past exhibitions 'in the shade of the tree'. Permaculture is not a big this in the arab world and zionism has failed bitterly too.

And that's where I part ways with all those trying to differentiate between jews and arabs and/or good and bad jews.

The cultural baggage is too strong and similar to stop such difference making from being meaningful; they remain arti- and superficial.

Races, like genders and classes are a graduated spectrum and radical choices are for the young and exceptional to pull through, for most they are shortlived experiences before falling back into better known and trusted even if that's more biased.

At mary's peacepalestine I read a comment about jewish subservience to arabs in the olden days when their survival strategy got too highly specialized in intellectual for their own
(and the whole world's as it turns out) good.

They may well have related across such masculine feminine axes divides and poles, very well shown up for what they are in Finnegans Wake with main protagonists' protean splits and splinters ranging across recorded history.

I say dump all holy books and start over calling the sprinkling of dust a sacred act

(stunningly beautiful by the way, suspiciously so, in fact, I wonder if she is bioziobait) has her court gesters finely polarized too: umkahlil.blogspot.com contrazionist --- umkahlillies.blogspot.com/ pro-zionist

The cruel paradox of history: the latest migrantwave to settle shack shettle and set up in northern Europe are of arab extraction
(which is to say insipidly patriarchal -- favoring males as a compensation for the cheapness of their lives which they must be ready to sacrifice in service of the greater family ((that though, never reaches far beyond their clan (((impressive horse back riding and waving well polished steel in such a way that it shot reflected rays into the awed pawns who had to be well enough impressed to start coughing up the amounts designated as their tax bracket))) before jumping out of life and into holy scripture abstraction)) and leaving burdens and bias to weigh upon the females), the effects are similar to earlier semitic invasions though this time violence follows in their train on a more individual basis.
My point is that despite the way way way more massive influx of ‘jews’ to the middle east, their position and problems are comparableto those of turks, berbers and other maroccans as far as alienation
(multifarious and many facetted awkwardness regarding the natives) is concerned. Yet these immigrants granted full benefit and legitimacy by a left, trying just as stupidly as their nemesis tries reject them, to embrace all those in need, are in solidarity with the more indigenous party in this dispute. Paradox upon paradox, they thus lend more weight to the automated, unreflected and material conditions such as race and gender over those of merely conditional, situational and environmental such as culture and class, not the bias of their protectors but the long, due to the world wars (and even more to the forgetting of the latter stages of leftyhood namely elitism) tabooed right.
One usefully idiotic function the current conception of ‘anti-semitism’ serves is to disqualify arabs from a liberal
(or other flavor) application of it and thus have something in common with Jews. Islamophobia may well be a word invented by Jews who hate having anything in common, avoid all cause and call for solidarity with Arabs.

www.communa.org.il 95 years old

Thursday, November 17, 2005

unethnicity and ethnicountry confoundment

continued from the admissionary post (a few hours ago) called: various-fragments-on-ethnicountry-and unethnicity

http://list.haifa.ac.il/pipermail/alef/2005-November/008508.html personal account of interaction with Israel Shamir by an italian lady, not mary from peacepalestine though she posts here too, this for instance: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/globalvoices/
A site with a summary of a few of the major English language Pro-Palestinian blogs and links to their key articles. ---- http://list.haifa.ac.il/pipermail/alef/2005-November/008525.html Reply to Ran Greenstein by Jeff Blankfort

http://list.haifa.ac.il/pipermail/alef/2005-October/007730.html .. on the game theory economics Nobel winners (who were heavily implicated in the continuation of the Vietnam war.

http://list.haifa.ac.il/pipermail/alef/2005-October/007553.html Jamil I. Toubbeh Ph.D. posts on Ward Churchill, http://nativenewsonline.org/natnews.htm

Despite the obvious formal constraints on this list and the predominantly pro-zionist crowd I like this list for it's mix and eye(s) for relevance (just don't let the haughty dismissals bother you).

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

miscellaneous surfage (52 link post)

my words in green:
first 'code encrusted' post there in a long long time:
http://newswire.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/827183.shtml it was 90K worth including code (for colour) but all of it except table colours got stripped and/or ignored)

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/328036.shtml this one came out looking as it does on my logbriefer .. .the only comment I get for my trouble: compost warning 05.Nov.2005 05:20 -- check it out This article is almost entirely incomprehensible.

Fab-websites supply software for custom designing makezine.com....

jamaat.net - Islam and Christianity Forum Exchange :: View topic ...
It's not my Bible, per se , Ahmad. Try and get that straight; I've told you my
religion before, but you don't seem to either know enough about it or don't ...
- jamaat.net forum thread 149k -

leo strauss commune movement site shows 2 smiling people . .. but oh gods and goddesses, how delusionistically crosspurposeful ... and now for some (even) more serious perusing: after more than a few years absence killer colourpickerpiet returns to the indy(main)wire (and finds publishing delayed .. .perhaps by spamweeders busy hoeing another row so to be sure I'll try again here):

http://www.indymedia.org/nl/2005/11/827136.shtml www.benettontalk.com -THE DEBATE ABOUT LAND AND NATIVE PEOPLES
Benetton Group - Press Office, 03.11.2005 15:00
In occasion of the donation by the Benetton group of a significant area of land in Patagonia in favour of the local indigenous populations, an exciting online publishing experiment in seven languages. Open to reflection, ideas and co-operation, linked to the world and to “others”.

http://www.indymedia.org/nl/2005/11/827119.shtml A Thousand Students Walk Out In Seattle To Protest Iraq War Nov 2
Mark Taylor-Canfield, 03.11.2005 09:11
Students In Seattle Continue Anti-Military Recruitment Campaign

The greatest intellectual?
Chomsky Regrets Earlier Position on Srebrenica
Emma Brockes, The Guardian, 02.11.2005 20:46
Center for Islamic Pluralism
Washington, DC -- www.islamicpluralism.org
Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim, Bajram mubarek!
We welcome the blessed month of Ramadan as a time of celebration of the delivery of our Qur’an al-qerim. As Muslims, we avoid the expression of negative or harsh thoughts and improper language at this time.

Nevertheless, we must also take moral lessons during Ramadan. One such is offered by the repellent comments of Noam Chomsky, who has been championed by the Wahhabi lobby, recusant leftists, and neofascists. It is tragic to see a child of the Bani Israil, the people of Prophet Musa aleyhisalaam, express such brutal and terrible propagandistic lies, depending for his source on the corrupt Canadian general, Lewis McKenzie. We wish that Chomsky and his Muslim admirers, which unfortunately includes many misled Bosniaks, should be judged by the mothers of the victims of Srebrenica.

May Allah swt reward him appropriately.

Qur’an 4:121: “For them, their abode will be hellfire, and from it they will find no escape.”

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/10/327553.shtml nov 2nd protest

http://peoples.coop/ ain't that the best domain???? check the creative facade too.

http://mailman.lbo-talk.org/pipermail/lbo-talk/Week-of-Mon-20051031/023834.html bitchin post

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/327899.shtml Mythology of the White-Led "Vanguard" --- author: Greg Jackson ---- The Revolutionary Communist Party is a "vanguardist" looooong article written by a black giy citing Churchill


Vermont Independence Convention: Confronting the Empire
Maslauskas, 04.11.2005 14:49

On October 28 a statewide convention on state secession and running on the theme “Vermont Independence: An Impossible Dream or a Vision of the Future?” was held in the State House in Montpelier, VT. The last time a convention similar to this was held took place in North Carolina in 1861 when the state decided to secede from the US.

http://direland.typepad.com/direland/2005/11/why_is_france_b.html November 06, 2005
WHY IS FRANCE BURNING? The rebellion of a lost generation

November 06, 2005
Anti-globalization = Pro-poverty
northanger cites http://www.rhizomes.net/issue1/rhizopods/newness1.html and tachi says: "the immense unthinkable Difference of an impossible future" ... this looks like a sad attempt by lit-crit theorists to claim some purchase on the direction 'critique' is being forced to go: away from the post-modernist obsession with discourse and textuality and into the materialist fray. Though all this highly abstract stuff - difference, sameness, newness etc - coupled with the problem domain - unthinkability - belies their complete lack of connection with current issues and the most appropriate ways to deal with them.
tachi 11.07.05 - 5:20 am #

it's a ticklish kinda subject whenever dealing with the aggregate capabilities of questionable ethics deadending into acute or obtuse angles. desiring machines making compost. i agree. these are just annoying pricks; lovers of the primordial soup of the abstact.
northanger 11.07.05 - 9:24 am #

talk about composting desiring machines; I got one MB with 211.000K on it that I heard rumoured (a while ago) is worth the price and pleasure of (drivin to, sellin in, then flying from africa; the estimated banal expense of) a rond trip down there; all the circumambulatory new/otherness you can drive; get some capitalist pig to get you a wi-fi by sattelite line sub for the duration of the journey and you'll not be bored on your way to some chances of making homecoming queen; I could advertize for some travel companions if you like.

here they go again, pretending we are a simulation and should seduce the overseeer to continue -- I go: computation fetish is what started all holy bookkeeping and we all know they are pernicious as all hell.

http://www.frappr.com/lbotalk/photo/396082 have to adjust my mental picture of him; I either misidentified somebody else as him a while ago or he is now wearing his hear a lot shorter


piet Says:
November 4th, 2005 at 12:17 pm
here’s a present for the list (especially CG): leo strauss commune movement

here's a present for the list (especially CG): leo strauss commune movement shows 2 smiling people . .. but oh gods and goddesses, how delusionistically crosspurposeful unless somebody beats you to it

apropo lists, you always make it sound like you are on a ton of them but do'n't list them in your Bit chlinks; what's up with that? Just trying to hold off suitors and time claimers who are only luke warm and don't 'rilly rilly .. .'?

Bitch Says:
November 5th, 2005 at 5:23 pm
I’m on a ton of them, yes. They are mostly related to professional stuff: Adobe Indesign, Web development, Web design, Adobe Acrobat, Macromedia. There are also associated technology and information security lists such as ISN, Security Awareness, and assorted announcement lists. There’s DC-stuff which I’m on but don’t read. I get about 1500 email a day, most of which I don’t read and is filtered via The Bitch’s Masterful Email Management System into separate mailboxes for archiving. When I need to know something, I do a search and—voila!—even if I don’t have access to the Internet, I can usually find an answer. Isn’t perfect, but.

There’s a list called Politics but it is composed of a small group of people, 20, who’ve been at it with the same boring group of people (or thereabouts) for 25 years or so. It used to be quite the list and even media people monitored it to get a flavor of what animated people. Those days are gone, alas. Some decent people but, mostly, it’s boring because it’s a lot of bickering and insider jokes, obsessing about things that happened, literally, 5 years ago.

http://www.progressive-asset.com/ socially responsible mutual fund

this one went into admission accomplished (addmac.blogspot): http://themessthatgreenspanmade.blogspot.com/2005/11/hummer-overfloweth.html Tim Iacono souther Californian critiques easy money; this item shows rows and rows and acres of unsold hummers with lots of comments

found at that wonderful site by The Bitch

it offers a perfect antidote to that entirely other obsessing about cars on the other side of one of the real mothers amongst fences across the free world.

http://hyperstition.abstractdynamics.org/archives/006774.html a number of links to items concerning the Jihadi flavours of social unrest in French 'breedboxburbs' (fokhokken would be a dutch translation which brings out the connotational odds ((of misfortune, exposure, towerdives and truth)) stacked against those vain enough to believe they can distract from or weaken the impact of the 3Ks in that word best).

On my dutch blog (intellectjuweel) I suggested an emergency rule that would save any more cars from going up in flames. Make the inhabitants they share burbresidence with, no longer feel locked out of them. Revive the totally lefty/green solution to transport congestion and low efficiency: hitch hiking. If only manners were that pliable and conversion prone; if only respect and dignity were a little car-ride away.

Much better but not very instant as solutions come and go either is to grant 'ban-lieu sufferers' (spoiled as they are compared to immigrants of last century) a small garden as a birthright and within view. In mine that would be the least a 'fokhok' inhabitant needs, merits, and must have to keep himself sound and sane if not proud.

You can of course in the interest of keeping wages low have a minority of labour armies in reserve, that is to say mobilized (deprived of the autonomics that would lower their interest in wages in the first place), which keeps their frustrations simmering, in order to lower the wages the rest is able to negotiate. Unionizing workers and 'chomeurs' and other across the board rules likes flat tax are gaining ground once again but I expect it won't be enough before a lot of devastation sets us back (down closer to ground zero altogether) a few notches.

one ticket admits one to the derelict villages of southern france -- speedy AUTO nomy paraphernominicheans delivered upon arrivallavirra ad in fin itum -- -- pointer to above at mentioned hyperstition item

http://www.emirecords.co.uk/players/kb/player1/ one of the few pages that gets around my personal colour imposition via Netscape browser tools -- Kate Bush has a new album out that Jorn Barger links to again and again; this page has clips of the lispy lady who's hit 'Man with the child in his eyes' accompanied one of my crazier infatuations and semi-relationships ever (working class girl, implants, popping eyes, expensive hairdo and very doll-like who let me into the bed she occupied in her parents home still at the time; my dad aborted my intentions of taking her to India. Saw her once later, a mother by then.

Norman Solomon arrested for 'War is not organic' sign

http://newswire.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/827451.shtml on the BBC and the ME palestinecampaing.org

newspage 251 will have lots of items about the use of chemicals weapons by the US in fallujah, the next one has the item I posted, a first after a long lull.

NORTHERN ABORIGINALS (I live 20K from arnhem, Holland)
http://onemiledam.org/ another gem via the newswire, their logo is so completely meaningful it's awesome .. . links to many sites I am unfamiliar with (sorta left this field relatively unscrutinized since the late nineties) except for the last one but HH has died.

I should lob these over to The Bitch for her to nibble on:

http://www.bloorstreet.com/300block/aborintl.htm Aboriginal Links International
http://bill-day-bunji.tripod.com/pages/Articles.htm a podner anthropologist Bill Day, trying to help out a people 90% of whom live locked up lives

Content of Bill's Thesis: http://www.country-liberal-party.com/pages/Bill_Day_Thesis.c.htm
http://www.country-liberal-party.com/images/Bill zipped wordpad version

bill.day.20m.com - fought racism and publicized the plight of the East Timorese, in the Territory during the 1970's. Bill organized the A3 rally in Darwin 2001. -- this one could still live in the archive.org but I haven't tried

3. http://www.aestheticrealism.net/ racism.html It is in contempt that the root of racism lies. Articles from 1997 to today about the power of the Aesthetic Realism explanation of this terrible injustice.

http://qc.indymedia.org/ it's a beaut (has the theme buttons but not at the top) and all in english (from the phillipines)

http://www.yolnguboy.com/directory/htm/index.html a movie

http://www.meandyoumovie.com/ about identity and long distance/blind relating

http://www.localcurrencies.blogspot.com/ Deirdre Kent (your restful reading is our passion and so we recommend you use your high bleakyblankblink intensity protection browser)

peacenow at theofficenet.com so. .. you think/imply the left is (by implied contrast) not in any way creepily bigoted?????

You should read on of those creeps like Peter Myers a little closer if you even have at all. I don't like any flavour of supremacism myself and so .. .
in solidarity, Piet

http://fnulnu.org/swaneagle/?p=28 New LBO member (expect Doug to not tolerate her very long if she will even post much at all)

666 reads -- longest thread (27 posts) in a bunch of them on a course Thomas Greco held last june at the ccSyndicator site (ccit.wji.com is a moronically unrelated moniker don't you think? Les Squires is a hyperactive Coloradan into skypes but the cc site is dying) - it is called: How do banks clear checks among themselves?
Tom has given us this starter question. It's critical to our understandings of the monetary system, and has big implications for monetary reform.

How shall we define the question?
What is "check clearing" in the first place?
What sources from our bibliography do we need to cite?
What powerpoints, books, and articles?
What quotations from Greco or Riegel?

http://www.village-planetaire.org/ sister site to the Syndicator

the rest via www.arborsmith.com

As part of my work with nature I graft, or Pleach as the technique is called, trees together. I influence the growth to form geometric and architectural shapes. I sometimes introduce glass metal or stone into the trees as well. These structures can be many trees grafted together; a current project involves eleven trees grafted each to the next up a hillside like a long banister. Or, the structure can be one tree with its branches grafted back to itself. My attitude towards this work with trees has changed over time from goal orientation and a view towards the end Product, to an appreciation of the tree and my mutual accommodation and the process of our interaction. In this context, I see work with trees over a long period of time, to be a venue for sustained public exchange.

High style hedges: Pleaching, a European gardening technique, takes root in Ann Arbor
December 17, 2000
Margaret Parker, an artist and gardener, loves the sense of enclosure she felt from pleached hedges in England, Italy and France. (Detroit Free Press)



http://www.japantimes.co.jp/shukan-st/st-essay.htm little essays (with links to help japanese people to learn english) by the son of the world's most famous pleacher (some titles are illustrated)

french stench has wafted across holland

on sunday that is (caused by riot scale arson and pyromania perped by the burnt souls and harbingers of Desert); I haven't read or searched for reports but my nose told me and it made me feel very oppressed even though I was in a village with merely 7 immigrants at the time.

Buitenhof (online in dutch) offered some comforting truth on sunday; Holland has a bureaucracy like France but it is not as dominated by older men as francophonia is and dialogue flows better here. Hope that's true enough to spare us.

http://r2000.servaux.org:8000/streamfpp.mp3.m3u paris indymedia

radio stream (unreliable service from Holland during the afternoon and doing irrelevant stuff like playing music)

minority of the minority report the exceptions (to justified

arrest) of the exceptional and militant margin of those who,

bycause of their sheer numbers and urge to be in the rich west have

trouble sharing what's been allocated to them and like all truly

virulent viruses can't even attain the status of a respectable

parasite that keeps their host on their toes. Well, I want them to

wreak their havoc, kill off all those of US whom THEY call

'fearful', cull and get them out of the way, then militance from

OUR side will not only be quietly condoned and frustratedly wished

for but supported and carried by the population, when that day

arrives we will remember how we wronged the serbs for not helping

chase Kosovans all the way across the Bosporus as an ouverture and

stimulus to speedy repatriation of most arabs in europe and jews in

the middle east. It's never too late to start from scratch, Iraqis

don't even give up with formidable enemies in their necks and as

far as the Paris atrocities (especially in the light of

environmental damage) are an expression of solidarity I heartily

support it though the execution is moronic and misguided but real

change is always brutal if folks like me are not joined forces with

but ignored and laughed at, shaken heads over and all too quietly

envied at best.

I haven't read any of the following links:

this is the Jahjah fanclub's latest regarding this affair:


Enough is enough: When social unjustice culminates
(Thursday 03 November 2005 9:23:05 am)

FRANCE has plunged into a bitter debate over the failure to

integrate its large immigrants communities after five nights of

rioting in a Paris suburb populated by Arab immigrants.

A few links in 3 languages
http://ovl.indymedia.org/news/2005/11/7534.php here's the 2 in


Indymedia Ierland:
The Suburbs Are Ticking... Why The Nihilism Of The Paris Riots Is
Not A Political "Insurrection"

zmag.org/..906 6 Znet: Why is France burning?