Sunday, October 8, 2017

Just came out of the new Blade Runner.

Amid all the bewilderment, it seemed to be partly about how memory and emotion define us as human.  The corporation was juxtaposed as the controlling, bloodless and frozen entity--set on growing by crushing and sapping the life and individuality of everybody.

It seemed like the prequel of another film, yet to come:  "The Revolt of the Replicants."

Of course, you never really know what's going on, and have to watch and listen carefully for every clue, patching together and revising a plot scheme as the movie rolls forward.

The themes of sex, emotion and "soul" recur, outlining the text of the composition.

When you consider how much thought and technological expertise go into creating every frame of a feature film like this, it's appropriate to expect to have to watch it more than once to be able to comprehend the creation.

The question now is, "Go see it again in the theater or wait for Netflix?"

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Love is all around me - MonaLisa Twins (The Troggs Cover) live!

Listened to this for the first time tonight. I think they were about fifteen or sixteen when they recorded this. Maybe fourteen?

There's a glimpse of the talent that's growing in them. And in their new original stuff and current live performances, it's easy to see that they have a very special gift.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This is the page Bold Nebraska set up from a Google web form for Comment submissions online to the ice giants..

Since the world exceeded the mark of 400 ppm CO2 in the summer of 2013, it has become clear that drastic reduction in extraction, refining and burning of fossil fuels is necessary for the continuation of life on this planet as we know it.

We need to conserve energy until we have quickly tapered off the use of fossil fuels and can provide substantially all of our energy needs from renewables.

Any investment and large scale facilitation and development of new fossil fuel sources and infrastructure is out of the question.

We're going in the other direction now.

Forget about earth's irreplaceable resources being somebody's personal possession to be used up for somebody's profit.  That system and approach don't get us to a place where we survive the climate crisis.

It's time to pressure our friends, the Canadians, and the tycoons monopolizing the profitable devastation of the boreal forests and indigenous lands, to cut their losses and stop the assault on the earth and future generations, and leave the carbon in the ground.

We have to cut back on fossil fuels and dismantle the carbon infrastructure starting now.

Proponents would say the energy is going to come out of the ground anyway, so it doesn't make any difference if we build the pipeline or not.  This is anachronistic thinking.  The page of history has turned.

We are out of the fossil fuel energy facilitation and infrastructure business.  We are now in the process of investing our energy capital into renewables and conservation, and we consider countries aggressively conserving fossil fuels to be our friends, friends of the earth, and friends of humanity.

Countries that encourage the exploitation of fossil fuel energy and the development of fossil fuel infrastructure and commerce are assaulting the earth--it's ecological equilibrium--and they are not friends of the life on earth, now or in the future.

What life on earth demands is swift reduction in burning of fossil fuels and DISMANTLING OF INFRASTRUCTURE of fossil fuel energy.

Any other course than this one is an effort by a few people to profit from the destruction of our global ecosystem.  It's time to begin to save the planet now, in every possible way, not later.  Leave the tar sands in the ground:  no pipeline.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers on Bill Moyers 11/17/2013

Full Show: The Path of Positive Resistance | Moyers & Company |

Amazing what light shone from my television screen tonight.

All of them kept saying, "The media won't cover any of this," and "We have to undertake this effort to organize for change without the prospect of widespread recognition, if any at all."

Both Stein and Flowers iterated that our political system is now incapable of serving the public interest, and is, in fact, only capable of predatory activities.

We still have a window to save ourselves from the deadly corruption in our food, education, energy, transportation, and medical (just to name a few) systems.  But now the window is short, and will be closed in a few years.

That's because when the window was long, we ignored it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

October 14, 2013

Tonight was the Counter Recruitment presentation at Goddard with some teenagers telling us about how they inform their peers about the true nature of the armed forces.  Apparently kids feel they have to go into the armed forces because college is so expensive now.