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IRC interview with Douglas Rushkoff, Tuesday, April 15th, 8PM ET

media maven out of NYC  Join us tomorrow at 8PM Eastern as we hold a live discussion with author, teacher, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff in the #boingboing IRC channel, to talk about some of the work he’s doing to move his studies in a “‘new’ direction,” to focus less on the tech/media sphere and towards the nature of […]

Intensive crop culture for high population is unsustainable by Peter Salonius

from Culture Change.org Intensive crop culture for high population is unsustainable Written by Peter Salonius Editor’s note: The following essay by soil scientist Peter Salonius is Part One of his two-part series for Culture Change that bursts the delusion of agriculture’s providing for a large human population long-term. If after reading it you have doubt, […]

“your papers, please!”, Air travelers to need permission to travel TSA

from — Edward Hasbrouck <edward@hasbrouck.org> <http://hasbrouck.org> The deadline for public comments on the USA Transportation Security Administration’s proposed rules to make would-be travellers obtain individualized prior permission for all journeys by air to, from, overflying, or even *within* the USA is this Monday, 22 October 2007. If you have a chance before 5 p.m. Washington […]

Asylum Street Spankers – Ribbons On Your SUV

Viral political satire in a musical theater setting! [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/KmsOIjzQ1V8″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Or here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/v/KmsOIjzQ1V8

latest ” ‘Net Neutrality” outrage by Tel-Co’s: How Comcast blocks your Internet traffic

from http://machinist.salon.com/ How Comcast blocks your Internet traffic The broadband company’s audacious scheme to interrupt your data proves why network neutrality rules are crucial. By Farhad Manjoo Oct. 19, 2007 | Bless the Associated Press for unearthing, through careful and diligent investigation, Comcast’s shameful, hidden Internet traffic-management scheme. Comcast, the AP determined, actively manages data […]

Ron Paul – The Internet President

I’ve been hearing a lot about Ron Paul and have friends working on his campaign. I like a lot of what I’m hearing, especially about getting the Federal Govt. out of State’s Rights issues, but wonder how he might implement his ideas. Here’s a link to a very informative Ron Paul NPR interview (transcript here) […]

Iran labels CIA ‘terrorist organization’ by Ali Akbar Dareini.

this is priceless! tit for tat? equal treatment under the Law? How will Americans like it now when Iran or other countries treats us like we treat them? When Americans are held with suspended Human Rights?! Look out! don’t notice these double -standards! Really one good Bateson binding Bonds! Is this the begining of Fair […]

Burning Men, Part 2: the Order of Things by Erik Davis of techgnosis

How does Erik think this stuff UP^! too much and very nice. R eally gettin’ a Clue! The Perp! above ^ eDavis: So when Burners invoked specifically legalistic categories like “arson” and “reckless endangerment”—and I did it too at times—they were not just rationally debating Addis’ fate. They were actively deflating the productive legal ambiguity […]

book: Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (Digital Formations) by Jussi Parikka

by image x. Joseph Nechvatal Mid-September 2007, Marrakech http://www.nechvatal.net from http://transition.turbulence.org/blog/2007/09/28/review-of-digital-contagions/trackback/ Though no J. G. Ballard or William S. Burroughs, Jussi Parikka nevertheless sucks us into a fantastic black tour-de-force narrative of virulence and the cultural history of computer viruses (*), followed by innumerable inquisitive innuendoes We may wish to recall here that for Deleuze […]

Turning Ahmadinejad into public enemy No. 17 by Juan Cole on Salon.com

from Salon.com Turning Ahmadinejad into public enemy No. 1 Demonizing the Iranian president and making his visit to New York seem controversial are all part of the neoconservative push for yet another war. By Juan Cole Sep. 24, 2007 | Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s visit to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly […]

Constitution Day Program — Interrogation and Intelligence Gathering What happened to the 5th. Amendment?

Seton Hall Law CONSTITUTION DAY September 17, 2007 Constitution Day will be held in the Law School Auditorium Press Release (September 7, 2007) Seton Hall School of Law on Second Life: Constitution Day Program on Interrogation and Intelligence Gathering to be Featured at Virtual Guantánamo Bay Detention Center [Read Press Release here] Seton Hall Law […]

What’s a Meta For? George Lakoff surfaces to US Politics/Media on “Betrayal”

Whose Betrayal? Submitted by BuzzFlash on Sun, 09/16/2007 – 11:30pm. Guest Contribution By George Lakoff, The Rockridge Institute Betrayal is everywhere in the news. We learned from the Washington Post that Alan Greenspan said, in his new book, “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is […]

CIA, Not! RIP 1941-2003 Chalmers Johnson reviews Legacy of Ashes by 100% failure rate

Copyright 2007 Chalmers Johnson This article was originally posted at TomDispatch.com. Suprise Attacks As an idea, if not an actual entity, the Central Intelligence Agency came into being as a result of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. It functionally came to an end, as Weiner makes […]

Current TV covers Burnin’ Man

Live video cam from burnin’ womans http://qtss.telascience.org/live.sdp burning man site and info http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2007/08/video-current-t.html current.tv coverage of burning man http://www.current.tv/network/video?id=39821750 More current TV 2007 vids day by day http://www.current.tv/burningman/