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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.

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NACIREMA OPENS THIS WEEK, JUNE 15th!

No Eye-D, No Job. - still from Nacirema

No Eye-D, No Job- Actor, Mark Borden - still from Nacirema

Nacirema opens this week, part of the Artistic Blind Date performances in the Source Theatre Festival.

Opening performance is Wed June 15th with a 7 PM performance followed by a Q & A with the artists.

The performance will also run on June 18 – 6 PM, June 26 – 3 PM and July 3 – 6 PM. For more information and for tickets visit  http://sourcedc.org/sourcefestival

Just to give you a “taste” here is the Nacirema teaser video.

Images and Stills

TSA scanners…safe or not?

(NaturalNews) It can now be revealed by NaturalNews that the TSAfakedits safety data on its X-ray airport scanners in order to deceive the public about the safety of such devices.

As evidenced by recent events in Washington, we now live in an age where the federal government simplyfakeswhatever documents, news or evidence it wants people to believe, then releases that information as if it were fact. This is themodus operandiof the Department of Homeland Security, which must fabricate false terror alerts to keep itself in business — and nowthe TSAdivision has taken the fabrication of falseevidenceto a whole new level with itsnaked body scanners(see below).

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/032425_airport_scanners_radiation.html#ixzz1NQQogG00

GAIA and Visions of Peace

GAIA is an event I was involved with some time ago and a great inspiration for Nacirema.

www.gaiadc.com

I also came across a great site and organization, Visions of Peace , with a mission/vision of  “building a communications infrastructure to support global dialogue and pluralism, based on a global social contract   

World’s Smallest Political Quiz

www.theadvocates.org/quiz

Poverty tells many stories

Urban decay

Urban decay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Urban decay in the United States: Presidents Jimmy Carter (October 5, 1976) and Ronald Reagan (August 5, 1980) campaigned before this ruin on Charlotte Street in the South BronxNew York City

A vacant apartment building in New York City circa 2005.

Much of the city of Camden, New Jerseysuffers from urban decay.

A Gigante store closed circa 2004 inGomez PalacioMexico

Urban decay is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude. It may featuredeindustrializationdepopulation or changing population, economic restructuring, abandoned buildings, high local unemployment, fragmented families, political disenfranchisementcrime, and a desolate, inhospitable city landscape.

Since the 1970s and 1980s, urban decay has been associated with Western cities, especially in North America and parts of Europe. Since then, major structural changes in global economies, transportation, and government policy created the economic and then the social conditions resulting in urban decay.[1]

The effects counter the development of most of Europe and North America; in countries beyond, urban decay is manifested in the peripheralslums at the outskirts of a metropolis, while the city center and the inner city retain high real estate values and sustain a steadily increasing populace. In contrast, North American cities often experience population flights to the suburbs and exurb commuter towns, i.e., white flight.[2]Another characteristic of urban decay is blight—the visual, psychological, and physical effects of living among empty lots, buildings and condemned houses. Such desolate properties are socially dangerous to the community because they attract criminals and street gangs, contributing to the volume of crime.

Urban decay has no single cause; it results from combinations of inter-related socio-economic conditions—including the city’s urban planningdecisions, the poverty of the local populace, the construction of freeway roads and rail road lines that bypass the area,[3] depopulation bysuburbanization of peripheral lands, real estate neighborhood redlining,[4] and xenophobic immigration restrictions.[5]

When the State Becomes God

Pyramid Eye Novus Ordo

During World War I, American activist Randolph Bourne had warned, “War is the health of the State.”1 His prophecy has proven accurate; the post-1914 years have been an era of total war and the total state. It had seemed that with the fall of the Soviet Union, the state of permanent war, permanent mobilization, and permanent emergency would end. This hope has not been realized. Instead, the US and the world are now laying the groundwork for high-tech totalitarianism; liberty is in retreat, just as occurred almost everywhere between 1914 and 1945.

Read more…

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2qkrUJ/www.scp-inc.org/publications/journals/J2704

It’s all relative…

Obama’s Birth Certificate

Obama’s Birth Certificate

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