Friday, March 30, 2012

WAKE UP!!! Facebook Censorship!!!

Tonight, dear readers, I attempted to post a photo with a comment on Facebook. It was a satirical jab at a recent promotion within the Portland Police Department. You see, recently, the Portland Police Department tapped Mark Kruger, a captain within the department, to provide leadership training. Yawn, you may say, but not until you know that in 2010 he was suspended because he posed in pictures wearing Nazi uniforms and such. Now, two years later, he is part of leadership training!

So, what happened with the posting? I decided to post a picture of a Nazi march (see below), with a caption that read: "Ladies & Gentlemen: Your Portland Police Department". When I hit the post button, I was immediately taken to a page that said unless I removed the offending picture (for violating Facebook's policy against promoting violent organizations) my account would be terminated!
Original caption: "LADIES & GENTLEMEN: Your Portland Police Department". The picture that got me "temporarily blocked" on Facebook. Well, I got news for those motherfucking bastards, I shall terminate my Facebook account myself...well, as best I can!
Well, I did as I was told and removed the "offending" picture. The result? I am "temporarily blocked" from posting anything on Facebook. The due process? There is none! If for example, I post a video to You Tube and there is a question of copyright, I can actually exchange information with a person, somewhere, and the issue is usually resolved within 48 hours. Not so with Facebook, because I cannot find any button to push that would allow such a thing!

And so will end my Facebook experience. I've used it as a social networking device to promote my videos or blog posts. I shall now seek out a replacement. A replacement, I hope, which will not summarily, without due process, censor my posts!

WAKE UP! WAKE UP! Facebook practices censorship!

And you call yourself liberals!

Do something about it! Because, right now, being "blocked" I can not!

UPDATE: After 96 hours my "temporary" block has been lifted! I'd like to thank you all for your support and encouragement and hope you had something to do with this turn of events.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blacks SHOULD Be Outraged Over Trayvon Martin Killing

I have been writing this over and over for the last few days. It seems 24 hours cannot pass without another piece of new information emerging. Through it all, however, I cannot shake this creeping sense of dread.

I wanted to look at the facts in the case and comment and come to a conclusion about why no one has been charged in the shooting. But, the dread I felt creeping about had to do with that passage from the 5th Amendment:
  • "No person shall...be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..."
In a sense, the on-line petitions, websites, et al, calling for the shooters' arrest are depriving him of due process; something which the black community has been fighting for itself for hundreds of years. Yet, that was only half the dread; the other half was the continuing injustices perpetuated against the black community, which this case shines a blinding light upon. Because unlike so many other cases, this man has actually admitted to shooting another person dead and claimed it was in self-defense and is walking around a free man. He had deprived someone of their life without due process.
(photo: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
On February 26th, 2012, in the 50,000 or so population city of Sanford, Florida, a seventeen year old named Trayvon Martin met a completely unnecessary tragic end to his life from the 9mm bullet admittedly fired by George Zimmerman. These facts are not in dispute. As we know, the police department of Sanford believed Zimmerman's cry of self defense and did not arrest him.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

JFK Assassination - The Correct Conclusion Regarding William Greer

On November 22nd, 1963, Secret Service Agent William Greer was the driver of the Presidential Lincoln Continental convertible as it made its way through downtown Dallas, Texas. In the car, of course, was President Kennedy, his wife Jackie, Texas Governor John Connally, his wife Nellie and SA Roy Kellerman, who was sitting next to the driver, William Greer. For nearly 50 years, Greer has been unfairly maligned in many articles and books over his actions (or lack thereof) as the driver of the Presidential limousine.
With SA William Greer at the wheel, the limousine makes its fateful turn onto Elm Street.
Here is a list of the major incorrect conclusions made over the years about SA Greer:
  • He panicked and hit the brakes instead of the accelerator
  • He was staring at Kennedy waiting for the kill shot and then he sped away
  • He shot Kennedy with a revolver.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

JOHN LENNON - A Conspiracy Of Silence

©2010 by Rod Harrel
Author's Note: This is the original script for the documentary of the same (see link to video below).  

            Thirty years later there remains the accepted history of John Lennon’s death: a lone nut Beatle fan gunned down the pop culture hero. The songs, the tributes, the articles, the videos rarely mentioned the killer, and when they do, he was always alone. Or, perhaps, he did have company, but it was in the form of his demons, his misconceptions of Christianity, or his craving for infamy. A lone nut, a fan no less, had gunned down our dear, beloved, ex-Beatle John. It would seem all sewn up, except for what Sean Lennon said in 1998.
 

            “He was a countercultural revolutionary, and the government takes that shit really seriously historically,” Sean Lennon said of his father’s death. “He was dangerous to the government…These pacifist revolutionaries are historically killed by the government, and anybody who thinks that Mark Chapman was just some crazy guy who killed my dad for his personal interests is insane, I think, or very na├»ve, or hasn’t thought about it clearly. It was in the best interests of the United States to have my dad killed, definitely. And, you know, that worked against them, to be honest, because once he died his powers grew. So, I mean, fuck them. They didn’t get what they wanted.”1
Photo: Bob Gruen
The quote, from an interview, was an amazing thing to see in print: Sean intuitively lays out the groundwork for further investigation of his father’s death. Unfortunately, perhaps predictably, less than two weeks after the interview there was some serious backpedaling by Sean. Older half-brother, Julian Lennon, had publicly chastised Sean, saying that his remarks were “ill-advised” and that “if you’re going to say something like that, you need to have your facts.” Through a spokesman, Sean said that he regretted saying what he did immediately after the interview.2 In the world of celebrity, the word regret is apparently a synonym for “sorry that I told the truth.” All that is left is a brotherly debate, in public no less.
            Incredibly, in the conspiracy-strewn landscape of American pop culture, the Lennon brothers’ statements represent only the second public contradiction of the accepted history their father’s assassination. Only Fenton Bresler’s groundbreaking 1989 book, Who Killed John Lennon? stands as the first. The book caused nary a ripple in the mainstream media, the press corps, America’s fourth estate.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Attention Whores - What???

WARNING: strong language herein

All those Native American movie characters played by white men? You remember! Seems like such a perfectly OK idea that in the 21st century it's damn well time to cast a white guy as Tonto in the upcoming film of the Lone Ranger! But not just any white guy, but the richest most popular white guy in the form of Johnny Depp. Sure, sure, makes perfect goddam sense to me! I mean it's not like there are any actual Native American actors out there! Don't forget!
How?
And please remember that Depp has somehow got it in his head that he can correct the horrible portrayals over the years of Native Americans....by having another white guy portray a Native American! Wheeeee!!!

Kony 2012!
Man, where the hell were you SoCal youngsters say, oh, EIGHT FUCKING YEARS AGO?

Tre Arrow. The thorn in Portland's side. You remember? Arrow perched himself on a ledge many years ago to protest some environmental cause. Then he was sent to jail for many years for something the Feds made a new name for: eco-terrorism. Now he's out and back in Portland and running for mayor! Wait? What did I forget? Right, he climbs up a tree and for apparently three hours yells, "Portland! I am Tre......Arrow! Are you willing to love and protect your earth mother?" Over and over; lest we forget. One would probably not have the guy living in the neighborhood let alone be the mayor.
Portland's future mayor?