Monthly Archives: November 2014

Ring of Fire 11/23/2014 (FULL EPISODE)…

Date: November 28, 2014

…Ring of Fire 11/23/2014 (FULL EPISODE)…

“Published on Nov 24, 2014

00:45 – “The Most Selfish Congress In History.” Rant about upcoming Congress’s plans for America. Congress, climate change, environment, jobs, economy, wages. #SelfishRepublicans

07:06 – David Haynes will tell us how corporate greed and negligence have made our roadways a very hazardous place. Airbag, Guard Rail, Corporation, Road, Danger, Lawsuit. #CorporateGreed

17:24 – “The Net Neutrality Battle Rages On.” Timothy Karr, senior director of strategy for Free Press in New Jersey, will give us the latest on the ongoing battle for net neutrality. Net Neutrality, Telecom, Company, Internet, NSA, Spying. #NetNeutrality

26:16 – “Financial Divide Threatens American Security.” Attorney Howard Nations explains how the growing gap between the haves and have nots is threatening our democracy. Income Gap, Money, Finance, Economy. #WealthGap

37:08 – “Fast Track To Disaster.” Attorney David Hersh will tell us how the TPP could get fast tracked from the new GOP congress. Trade, Deal, TPP, Negotiation, Jobs, Wages. #NoFastTrack

46:48 – “SEC Delays Wrecking Our Economy.” Peter Mougey will explain why the Securities and Exchange Commission is delaying rules and regulations that could help curb Wall Street crime. Banks, Wall Street, SEC, Dodd Frank. #JusticeDelayed”

The Black List [Video Exhibition]…


Date: November 26, 2014

I’ve released a video exhibition version of “The Black List”, on both Vimeo and YouTube. In the process, I’ve tried to level out the music volume a bit. It’s not perfect, but I think it might be a bit better. Plus, you can listen to the complete collection in one video file.

I intend on rereleasing my past albums this way, and future albums also.



Warner Bros. Announces: 3 ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Offs?…


Date: November 24, 2014

…Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC Movies, 3 Lego Movies and 3 ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Offs…

“Outside of the DC properties, the studio will also further explore J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter mythology with three movies to be released in 2016, 2018 and 2020 based on her Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them novella. The first movie, which features Rowling’s screenwriting debut, will be directed by Potter veteran David Yates.”

Something to look forward too…”Harry Potter movies”, without Harry Potter…presumably.

I’m intrigued, over whether they are going to follow on with any established characters…or if the cast will be entirely new…I wonder if these are supposed to pre-date the original series…Could be interesting, if it tells the backstories of older HP characters.

I’m glad to see this, because in terms of future outlook…I don’t see much on the horizon, that really makes me want to get back to the theater…I mean, the final Hobbit movie, sure…but after a few tacky things they slipped into the last Hobbit movie, I’m even a bit less excited to go see that…The DC Justice League movies are feeling lukewarm to me, at best.

It was a bit depressing, when the HP series came to an end, because there were supposed to be no more…and this was such an excellently done series…We could not expect anything quite like it, ever again…Which was a real shame, considering this is a proven winning formula.

You know…at times I’ve thought they should take the phenomenally successful movies, and treat them like they do the James Bond series…make a movie, then shelve the series for three to five years…make another movie, and shelve it again for three to five years [unless any of the movies intimately tie into one another, and depend on each other]. At the very least…so long as they maintain a standard of quality, it will keep the fans happy and they can keep milking the cash cow.

Granted…it’s not impossible that this new “HP” trilogy will bomb…but it’s not likely, either…and it could open up a whole lot of future possibilities.



On Being: Islam’s Reformation…

Date: November 24, 2014

…On Being: Islam’s Reformation…

…Direct Download Link…

I’m not so sure this episode gets all that deep…and for sure, a number of commenters took issue with this episode…and not over trivial things. I would agree, this is not a hard hitting interview…It does not focus on various issues, which concern a lot of us…issues which a lot of us really wish we would see more informed discussion about.

This interview with Reza Aslan, mainly sticks with all the points which I think most of us can already agree upon…as in, they are obvious to any thinking, rational human being, who possesses some degree of social experience. There weren’t any really hard or inconvenient questions asked here.

…And the comments about atheists [or “the new atheists”]…while I appreciated them on some level, I do think it was unfair to equate “the new atheists” with merely tearing down what others have built.

I think, this episode may still be worth listening too.

The “Pedo-Run Government”…

Date: November 24, 2014

…Pedophile Rings Run the Planet – Alex Jones…

…Pedophile Rings Run the Planet – Alex Jones…

…’InfoWars’ YouTube Video…

The “Pedo-Run Government”…

…which is throwing pedophiles into prison, left and right…and perpetually inventing new excuses to imprison, cripple and demonize pedophiles…?…

I almost fell over, when I heard Alex mention gay sex [prostitutes]…because it seems, since he came online, he wont mention gays and lesbians in any way that directly disparages them…But if you knew him from his short wave radio days, you know he absolutely would not allow an episode to pass, without attacking gays and lesbians…usually, numerous times, in every single episode.

If Alex Jones were behaving today as he did during his short wave radio days…”Infowars” would be identified as a hate group.

This says an awful lot about his true resolve.

One thing to remember about Alex Jones, is that he attaches himself to whatever social issue [or phobia] is most easy to exploit in the moment, and distances himself from any issue that will gain him to much trouble…Which is why he just talks about the fringe government conspiracies, today.

One of the things Alex Jones built his reputation, persona, business [or whatever it happens to be] upon…is the intolerance and smearing of sexual minorities…including mainstream gays and lesbians.

Today…if you only know this guy from his YouTube videos, you would be hard pressed to know anything about that.

Alex tries to put himself over as a decent, on the level person…when he is not.

He will say anything, or refrain from saying something, depending on whether he thinks he can get away with it.

…And that, my friends, is not integrity.

The Endless Harassment of Dave Riegel: It’s a very old fight…

Date: November 22, 2014

Note: Whenever Dave Riegel posts on BoyChat, it is virtually guaranteed that his posts will be followed up by a parade of over the top [often tacky and tired] mockery, and vitriol of a style that is degrading to BoyChat [our community] itself, and fully uncalled for…I would suggest, at times it rightly would have warranted bans and post deletions…But, apparently, nobody who is capable is ever going to do anything about it.

This chronic problem on BoyChat has been posted, enquired and complained about, even protested on many, many occasions…but nothing ever changes…Maybe Dave has too many enemies in the online BoyLove community?

Here, we receive two perspectives, from two relative newcomers [Shrink Wrap and Eric Tazelaar]…And I think they make good points, ask good questions…and offer important feedback, as people who weren’t there at it’s genesis, and who have not spent a decade plus getting habitually dragged through this feud, again and again and again and again and again…and nausea.

…At times…BoyChat is worse than a bickering, old, married couple.

At times I ask myself…Can this collective grow up, and get past this petty nonsense for the betterment of BoyChat and it’s community?

I have lost a lot of faith in the integrity and human decency of various BoyChat participants, over this issue alone.

There is no forgiveness…and it’s an issue that just wont come to an end…Worse still, some seem to be taking a disturbing pleasure, out of their participation in all of this…

…And this is not what BoyChat, or being a decent BoyLover, is about.

From what I have seen…I would hope most of all, that no boy is ever subjected to the people behind these infantile campaigns against Dave…People with these ugly, petty, infantile and nasty character traits, are the last people who should be influencing any young person.

It is time for a number of people at BoyChat to take a long, hard look in the mirror…to realize they aren’t so pristine and perfect, themselves…Maybe, they have a lot to ask for forgiveness over…And maybe, it is finally time to bury this stupid, senseless and destructive fight?

It only serves to continue tearing BoyChat apart, and causing [or dragging on] hard and bitter feelings within the community.

…Link 1…

…Link 1…

“Otoh, is it really necessary to criticize this man’s work at every turn? Perhaps he is not the Einstein of the BL world, but he is getting this published which put us in a positive light.”

“Why do we cannibalize ourselves from the inside? There have been any number of people who have been absolute geniuses in one sphere while being perhaps horrible people in others.” – Shrink Wrap

…Link 2…

…Link 2…

“Regardless of the merit of Riegel’s work, there is another issue here which needs to be addressed: why is there an effort to personally degrade and humiliate him, by both posters identifiable and not, at every possible opportunity?” – Eric Tazelaar

…Link 3…

…Link 3…

“What it looks like to someone who has no familiarity with the history here is that they’ve just walked into a den of vicious, utterly ruthless villains. A kind of ‘Lord of the Flies’ for alleged grownups. It looks pretty twisted to anyone just arriving onshore.”

“I can tell you, I would never have guessed that there was any legitimacy behind any of this because, frankly, y’all have managed to totally de-legitimize them. ” – Eric Tazelaar

…And you are correct…This community [BoyChat] comes off looking generally horrendous, and embarrassing to someone like myself, because this feud is relentlessly drug out for the world to see.

…It’s pretty much an impermeable wall, getting in the way of whatever good communication and action might come.

The meat has rotted off of that dead horse, years ago…They are kicking dried up, brittle bones, today.

Considering how many years this has been going on…these offenses [real or perceived] are extremely old…

Many of us wish they would mercifully be left in the past, so that the present and future are no longer relentlessly haunted by them.

But obviously…too few people care what I think about this.

Ring of Fire 11/16/2014 (FULL EPISODE)…

Date: November 20, 2014

…Ring of Fire 11/16/2014 (FULL EPISODE)…

“Published on Nov 17, 2014

00:42 – “Soul Searching For The Democratic Party.” Michael Burg will explain why the Democratic Party could be in big trouble, and why they need to immediately dump the corporatists within the party. #DumpCorporateDems

07:50 – “Were The Midterms Rigged From The Start?” David Haynes will tell us how gerrymandering and voter suppression helped propel the Republicans to unprecedented victories in the midterms. #SuppressTheVote

17:21 – “Corporate Media Wins 2014 Midterms.” Abby Martin, host of Breaking The Set on RT America, talks about the corporate media’s 2014 payday, where political ad spending reached into the billions. #CorporateMedia

27:16 – “Michael Savage’s Civil War.” Author David Neiwert in Seattle, Washington will tell us how Michael Savage’s new book has become a call to arms for right wing nutjobs. #HateTalk

37:44 – “Big Pharma Gone Wild: Smith & Nephew.” Attorney Ben Gordon explains the misconduct of medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew. #BigPharmaGoneWild

47:25 – “Why Infrastructure Investment Vanished.” Howard Nations will tell us why infrastructure investment has almost completely disappeared, in spite of the warnings from the country’s top economists. #InvestInAmerica”

Ted Cruz Is Absolutely Clueless On Net Neutrality…

Date: November 20, 2014

…Ted Cruz Is Absolutely Clueless On Net Neutrality…

“Ted Cruz is making news this week after referring to Net Neutrality as “Obamacare for the internet.” After being absolutely shut down by Al Franken on the subject, Cruz dug in deeper by making even more insane claims about Net Neutrality. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.”

Thanks hyacinth…

Date: November 18, 2014

01) Just to throw something else out

I see that our favorite creepy sociopath doesn’t like that my participation [on BoyChat] is so…limited…

…Maybe, they wanted to get into a drag down, bare knuckles, bloody fight?…They never did recover, after I called them a douchebag and an asshole…And maybe they weren’t expecting that, coming from me…but I get fed up with the chronic B.S., too…

Never did apologize…but then, when you could replace 99.999% of everything creepy sociopath posts on these boards, with a big graphic of a hand flipping the middle finger [because it sums everything up so perfectly]…I figure, nobody owes this miserable, abusive dead weight an apology.

…And I cannot respect anyone, who spends nearly all of their time here, relentlessly baffling with bullshit [Thanks Sherry!…I’m stealing that one!]…

I don’t have the time, energy or inclination to be here all the time…and I sure as hell an not going to spend my time, wasting it being dragged down dizzy rabbit [rat?] holes by any creepy sociopath, with the integrity of a blood sucking tick.

…Hence, no…I don’t go round-n-round with anybody here…just express my mind, and be off to what is next.

…”Above the fray”…Ha!…Right…More of mouthy sociopaths conjecture…Someone who never even began to understand me, but thought nothing of making up whatever they felt like, and saying it about me…Sound familiar?…It should, because that is creepy sociopath’s main playbook move…It is what they do to the majority of people around here.

They like to bully and run off the very people, who are good for these boards…and then pretend to be oblivious to it all, when anybody actually holds them accountable.

You’re correct, hyacinth…creepy sociopath is nothing but a cowardly troublemaker, sabotaging these resources…They rightly should have been banned from these boards permanently, years ago.

I see they’ve desecrated this board again, with their indefensible, mouthy arrogance and lies…

Creepy sociopath rides again…BoyChat suffers the relentless abuse…

…What we need today…is the old-fashioned cogging, that used to keep this place at least useable and balanced, without allowing anyone to run rampant and unchecked.

I miss those days terribly.

Monster: When Companies Think ‘Wicked and Offensive’ Symbolism is Cool…

Date: November 17, 2014

…MONSTER Energy drinks are the work of SATAN!!!…

Does “monster” energy drink use satanic symbols, to market itself?…Does drinking this stuff have implications, where it comes to mass social “participation in satanic rituals”?

This whole thing has been floating around out there for a while…I first heard about it, probably a few years back.

I never liked “monster”, myself…as it had little effect on me…I looked upon it as being useless garbage, like overpriced, overhyped “red bull”.

I did, however, quite appreciate “rockstar”…and thought “venom” was quite potent, also…Though, I’ve given up all energy drinks, today.

…So, I am very disconnected from any loyalty to “monster”…but I still understand the fact, that energy drinks have become so prevalent in our culture.

This leaves certain marketing stunts, in a world where “wicked” symbols and “bad boy” concepts are socially popular, vulnerable to the notions of people who are searching for anything to make an issue over…and rile up people of their own mindset.

Have people behind “monster” intentionally worked to make the masses, participate in some informal “satanic ritual”, in the process of buying and consuming their product?

I guess we would have to ask them, before we could honestly make a decision…but does it even matter?

Even if the people behind “monster” believed in it’s credibility…that does not make it real…And the same holds true for religious people, who think anything of substance is actually happening with this.

…I would put forward the suggestion, that it is an empty act…and it holds no relevance, beyond what we as individuals make of it.

I would also suggest, that it is delusional for anyone to put all these symbols on an aluminum can of energy drink, in anticipation that it “worships satan” [or whatever it is supposed to do], or has any concrete effect at all.

In other words…I suggest that this whole issue, is nothing more than mindless nattering, by busybodies who have nothing better to do with themselves…So they find social oddities like this to focus on, to cause social angst over.

As a funny aside…

…Being somebody who almost universally drank these things through a straw in the can [hence, never even having need to tip the can/cross upside down]…I have to ask about the status, and the degree of interpreted offense committed by those of us who use a straw…

…Are we spared from participation in this alleged “ritual”?