Greg Hunter: Saudi Arabia Invades Yemen, US helps Iran in Iraq, US Caves on Iran Nuke Deal…


Date: March 26, 2015

…Saudi Arabia Invades Yemen, US helps Iran in Iraq, US Caves on Iran Nuke Deal…


“Saudi Arabia and Egypt are getting ready for an invasion of Yemen. Saudi Arabia has already been bombing key positions of Iranian backed terrorists (also known as Houthi rebels). It was little more than six months ago that the President called Yemen a success in terms of fighting terror, but now the government has imploded, and al-Qaeda backed terrorists are fighting for control of the country with Iranian backed terrorists. Of course, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are enemies of the Iranians, and now it looks like the Saudis will also team up with al-Qaeda to drive out the Iranian terror group on its southern border in Yemen.

Meanwhile, in Iraq, the U.S. is conducting air strikes against ISIS, cousins to al-Qaeda, for the Iranian led attack to retake Tikrit. So, the Saudis, a U.S. ally, are teaming up with al-Qaeda to fight against the Iranian backed terrorists in Yemen, while the U.S. helps out the Iranians in Iraq. What happened to Syria?

We move on the negotiations over curtailing the Iranian nuclear deal, and we find out that the French are pushing for a better deal than the U.S. There are reports that the U.S. has caved into Iranian demands and will not be driving a very hard deal. For one thing, all Iranian sites will not be up for verification and inspection. This includes military sites that are deep underground.”

I don’t know how often I’ll be posting Greg Hunter videos, but I found this one interesting and informative.

Rethinking “Consent”…


Date: March 25, 2015

…I’m a little fuzzy…

…I’m a little fuzzy…

I like this response…

…Though I’m sorry to learn of [slipperyshota’s] ordeal with sex trafficking.

“Consent” is honestly a complicated ordeal, when we live in a world that forces it to be complicated.

…In a better world than this one, “consent” would hopefully not be the hang up point that it is today.

I’m guilty of using the word “consent” a fair bit…but reading BFG’s post, I started thinking along the softer lines of “agreeable sex”…Which, in part, is why your post caught my eye and made me respond.

“Consent” as the holy grail it is today, is really quite unhuman…And it does not reflect well, on how we honestly live and interact with each other…It’s more of a lofty ideal, than anything else.

…At it’s worst…it’s an impossible barrier to navigate.

I do agree, however…with those who say, if you agreed with a certain type of conduct and broke your commitment knowing the consequences…then you are in some type of fault…

…But I also agree with those who say…In a better world, people would be far more open minded, than to box everyone into tight social restraints.

I don’t know if what I’ve said answers anything for BFG…But I kind of like it…It’s deep, and off the beaten path…I’ll probably post it on my blog…

Feminism is the Establishment…


Date: March 21, 2015

…Feminism is the Establishment…


Note: There is lots of swearing, and at least one instance of explicit sexual depiction [a sculpture], included in this video.

“Feminists now have to defend their choke-hold on the British establishment from attacks from the real world and people who are suffering the consequences of their unbridled selfishness.

Not satisfied with feminists in every political party, feminist domination of academia and young women now out-earning young men, feminists insist that the skyrocketing male suicide rate is their own fault.”

Sargon of Akkad can often get crass…but I find his videos thought provoking, and generally quite sound. Thought I’d share this one, because it concerns a very important, modern social unrest…one which is becoming quite disturbing, in my opinion.

“Feminism is the Establishment”, really says a lot…and reflects what so many of us out here are seeing. What is going on at the popular forefront of “feminism”, has lost it’s way…It’s not about equality…It’s about dominance and subjugation…manipulation…And much of it is just self entitled, angry, ugly, spiteful abuse.

This has got to end…It’s why so many of us are disgusted and fed up, with this wave of “feminism”…They’re not honestly pushing for anything positive, anymore…They’re just trying to bludgeon censorship into our cultures, and impose ideological extremes…of which, some are blatantly dishonest and cruel.

Feminism has been hijacked by the power hungry, self entitled extremists…people pushing their own social agendas, who don’t care about healthy cultural cohesion…And that is why I find it so alarming and offensive, despite that I embrace and practice feminism’s own historic core principles, myself.

I sincerely question at this phase…if feminism has not outlived it’s true usefulness…and maybe it needs to dissolve, so that something more relevant and balanced can take it’s place?

Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV – 03/15/2015 (FULL EPISODE)…


Date: March 21, 2015

…Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV – 03/15/2015 (FULL EPISODE)…


“Published on Mar 15, 2015

01:00 – “Ferguson PD Worse Than We Thought.” Chauncey DeVega gives us the latest out of Ferguson, which includes a DOJ report that shows how racism was rampant among Ferguson PD. #HandsUpDontShoot

09:10 – “Your Employer Doesn’t Have Your Back.” Michael Burg will discuss the assault on workers compensation that is leaving injured workers with no recourse. #LaborLaws

19:02 – “UBS Just Blew Your Retirement Fund.” Peter Mougey will give us the latest details on criminal banking activity, specifically the UBS Puerto Rico con game. #TooBigToJail

30:41 – “Corporations Spending More; Workers Get Less.” Bryce Covert in Washington, D.C. will tell us why corporations are spending more on buying back their own stocks than they are on the workers that keep their companies running. #InvestInWorkers

39:16 – “The Republican Fear Con.” Howard Nations will explain how fear is used by the Republican leadership to manipulate voters. #FearSells”

Album: Great Rights!…

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Date: March 17, 2015

Great Rights! [22:51]

01) Exorable


02) Heart of Gold (E-Piano-Smooth)


03) Gadabout


04) Angularity


05) Sweet Dreams [acoustic guitar]


06) Neo


07) Generations


“Great Rights!” is my eighth musical album. At 22 minutes and 51 seconds, it’s tending towards the shorter of my albums…but there is still some good stuff here. I confess, that I padded this one with a few tracks I was not going to release…but later figured, why not?

Exorable – A nice track…jazz…Not really a personal favorite, but it works as a song.

Heart of Gold (E-Piano-Smooth) – A highlight…This one turned out really nice.

Gadabout – Glorified bumper music, honestly…but it’s pretty cool.

Angularity – Nice…Not really deep…but slow and haunting…

Sweet Dreams [acoustic guitar] – Another highlight, and a personal favorite.

Neo – Rescued from a “warehouse” folder, where it was likely to be forgotten…I have to admit, this one is actually pretty decent.

Generations – The most “iffy” track here…Mixing the different genres like this, was experimental…very. I didn’t intend to release this, ever…But it’s kind of cool…and this collection needed some padding…A good track to bring things to an end, I think.

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Pedophilia: Myths, Realities and Treatments…


Date: March 17, 2015

…Pedophilia: Myths, Realities and Treatments…


“Are adults who are sexually attracted to children a danger to society? Are present treatments and criminal penalties counter-productive? Can people be “cured” of pedophilia?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Fred Berlin, founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorder Clinic.”

I always have very mixed feelings about these kinds of interviews.

…I appreciate the level headed dialogue, and that a good bit of solid information is presented…But I will never find it anything but a tasteless rub, being compared to drunk driving alcoholics.

That is not intended as a cheap shot at alcoholics…It’s just that pedophilia and alcoholism are two very, very different issues…

By trying to make parallels between the two, Fred is reaffirming the negative social taint on pedophilia.

…Some of us reject this social construct, that pedophilia is a negative thing…We reject that it deserves to be presented in a negative light.

This is why it is so hard, to embrace someone like Fred Berlin, and his ideas and behaviors…

…Some of Fred’s ideas are fundamentally and critically [irreconcilably] at odds, with my very life philosophy…with so, so much of my own journey in life, and what knowledge it has equipped me with…I had my world changing epiphany, and transcended the notion that “people are sick for having an attraction, and for seeking to love”, years and years ago…The layers of insulation, haze and manipulation, were slowly, consistently peeled from my eyes…and a whole new world of possibilities opened up in front of me…

…I cannot scrub this from my mind, and retreat back into blind ignorance.

…Which is why, for all his good intentions [and despite that I’m still willing to link and share this content]…I cannot, in good conscience, endorse Fred Berlin…

…But life is a lot more complicated than just these points, isn’t it?

I still appreciate much of what Fred says in this interview.

Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV – 03/08/2015 (FULL EPISODE)…


Date: March 15, 2015

…Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV – 03/08/2015 (FULL EPISODE)…


“Published on Mar 9, 2015

00:59 – “TPP Sale Echoes Broken NAFTA Promises.” Howard Nations will tell us how the Obama administration’s TPP sales pitch echoes the same empty promises that were used to sell NAFTA. #TPP

12:20 – “Progressives Too Silent on Loretta Lynch.” David Hersh will explain the lack of progressive outcry against AG nominee Loretta Lynch, and why we need to be very wary of her confirmation. #GetMadGetLoud

22:41 – News with Pap and Sam.”

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Is This Child Pornography, By Legal Standards?…

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Date: March 11, 2015

…[Provided for reference]The Power Of The Clitoris…

When looking into my last post, I happened upon something else by chance…and I just could not allow this to pass, without documenting and sharing it.

I noticed the section below an article, where they have pictures and links to other stories that “might interest you”…a graphic connected to an interview about the clitoris…

This graphic is used in the actual show footage, where this interview is taking place.

I want to explain something about “child pornography”, by it’s legal definition…and I think this is something, which most people are unaware of…

Anymore, in the United States, you can be charged and convicted of “child pornography” possession/production/distribution…even when there was no legal minor [let alone, actual child] involved, at any stage in the process. What they’ve expanded it to these days, includes content which merely purveys the idea, of a “child” [a legal minor] in a situation which stimulates the sexual arousal in anyone at all.

…Because of this, people who are of legal age have been tainted with the stigma of “child pornography”, due to things like wearing “schoolgirl uniforms”…or dressing up like a high school cheerleader, while in a porn shoot. Basically, if they do anything that conveys they are “imitating a child” [a legal minor], then they can be accused of participating in the creation of “child pornography”…This can even include such things, as having a naïve, “child like” look on their face.

In addition…we’ve seen the rise of a social sentiment, where in the inability to distinguish the legality of any “sexual” content, might get it branded “child pornography”…simply because you cannot tell by looking at it, whether all participants are of legal age.

…This is, admittedly, “thought crime” territory…As in, if “that” picture incites “those” thoughts in you, then in a case by case basis…you are guilty of “possessing child pornography”, because it is “an equivalent” to you.

…Don’t believe me?…Go do your own research, and find out just how convoluted “child pornography” law has become…Taken to it’s logical conclusion, you can barely even define, what is or is not legally defined “child pornography”, anymore…And there are many deep, dangerous problems in this.

What struck me about this graphic used here [openly, on the Huffington post website]…is that the model photographed could just as easily be a ten year old female, as it could be a twelve year old female…as it could be a fifteen year old female…as it could be a seventeen year old female…as it could be a eighteen year old female…as it could be a twenty one year old female…

How is any onlooker expected to determine?…And what exactly does anyone have to say about it, should someone grab a copy of that picture…pretend it is a teen, or pre-teen girl…and masturbate to it, fantasy style…because it adequately fits the individuals aesthetic requirement?

In the subjective, unequal quagmire “child pornography” law has become…how are we left denying, that this might be “child pornography”?

I don’t know that this isn’t a pre-teen, or a very young teen…Do you?

…She is clearly hairless, in such a way that emulates a pre-teen…She is also wearing what I might suggest, looks like underwear a young girl would be inclined to wear…Plus, she is posed in such a manner, that is sexually suggestive…And she is slightly pulling them down with her thumb, exposing a tiny bit of pubic area…

So…what, exactly, stops this from being “child pornography”, by legal standards, hosted and made available to the general public on the Huffington Post website?

In the legal world we are forced to live in, today…I see absolutely no way to make that distinction.

Now…reality is…that is almost certainly a female, of at least eighteen years in age…But notice how they think nothing, of the way they’ve packaged and presented this picture…It is vague, and it appeals in a very forward manner, to people’s natural attraction to the young…It appeals to the “barely legal” crowd…that crowd amongst us, who would…as soon as anything becomes legal and willing…

…Because the strict letter of the law means so very much, to what gives us all an erection…right?

…It’s never anything about the individuals, themselves…It’s all about those laws written by governments, what makes us all hot and horny about a situation…right?

If old statesmen [and stateswomen] telling us what we can, and cannot, get sexually excited over holds so much power over us…then why aren’t we all out humping law books right now?…Seems to me, visiting a law library should be as good as going to a porn store…right?

…Aren’t these the ultimate source of what drives us, sexually?…laws and permission from overlords?…

…No?…

If we can be honest, about the hyperbolic nature of my last five or six insincere sentences…then why cant we be honest, about what all else is going on here?

I defy you to prove to me, that Huffington Post is not distributing “child pornography” on it’s website…and to explain to me, why this entire set of circumstances [including the legal minefield] is okay…or not.

You see…it is all subjective…There is no right or wrong answer, as relates to the example given.

…The answer could just as easily be “yes”, as it could be “no”…Because we are not talking about an equally enforced, clearly defined set of laws.

…We are talking about a house of cards, a stacked deck…an uneven battleground…where “the undesirables” can be subjectively railroaded into prison…and it is all made to seem perfectly clear and correct…

…When it is anything but.

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The Marvin Gaye Lawsuit…


Date: March 11, 2015

…Why the ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Is Terrible for Anyone Who Loves Music, or: No One Will Ever Have an Influence Again!…

“There are some lines that should never be blurred. And one of those is the line that separates simple homage from “infringement.” Unfortunately, the jury that decided the “Blurred Lines” case couldn’t decipher any line at all, with a verdict that put an “in the spirit of…” song in the same categoryas outright plagiarism. Under these standards, just about every song you everloved is actionable.

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The weirdest wrinkle is that the jury wasn’t even instructed to evaluate the merits of the comparison based on Gaye’s recording of “Got to Give It Up” because his family only owns the copyright to the composition, not the single itself. So the verdict was supposedly decided just based on the sheet music, even though, when you strip away the obviously tributary arrangement, it’s difficult to find any similarity at all in the words or chords.”

…[older story from 2013] Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family To Protect ‘Blurred Lines’…

…[older story from 2013] Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family To Protect ‘Blurred Lines’…

“The suit claims the Gaye family is alleging that “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” “feel” or “sound” the same, and that the “Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.”

As for Funkadelic, there’s said to be claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Funakedlic’s “Sexy Ways.”

“But there are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements,” states the lawsuit. “Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition”

I’m no fan of Robin Thicke [and company] and did not even know this person existed, prior to recently learning about the lawsuit over similarities to a Marvin Gaye song. So, I’ve not been following this story long…But I had to say something, in the shadow of this alarming outcome.

…Winning a copyright lawsuit, based on a song that “feels the same”?!…and was inspired by a Marvin Gaye song?…

It is hard to put into words, just how horrendous of a legal precedent this actually is.

Money and greed, are both the death and antithesis of music.

The love and creation of music, comes from a place of creativity and a natural kind of spirituality…It is about sharing a deep experience and communication with other people…

…This parasitic invasion of money and greed on the music industry, has served only to strangle to death the natural elements of music.

That is the reason why so many artists have become just disgusted, with the money grubbing machine which the music industry has evolved into…It’s a harnessed monetization and manipulation, of something that was meant to be naturally shared and experienced…not overshadowed by greedy people, with their hands constantly extended in demand of payment.

The truly crazy thing, is that most of those people were not even the creative minds behind the music, itself…They just had some legal hand, in getting it to the market…And most artists flock to them, because…well…if they can manage to land a deal, then it is so much easier for them to get the publicity and resources they need.

There is a very unhealthy sort of monopoly here…one which is actually quite hostile, and perilous, towards creative musicians…And this state of things is dead wrong.

This Marvin Gaye lawsuit is outright unbelievable…This is the first time a lawsuit has been won, based on such a bad premise.

…”Blurred Lines” feels too much like “Got to Give It Up”?…

Tell me…of all the songs out there…which ones are unlike anything that has ever preceded them?

…It is just utter insanity, to open this Pandora’s Box…

The only people standing to gain here, are lawyers and wealthy people [and corporations] with the means to rule the music industry with an iron fist…Everybody else, from would be artists to music lovers, would lose.

There is no comparison, in who is suffering the greatest travesty here…Millions of people will be deprived of the uplifting joy, produced by new music…while the corporations who care first about their profit line, will go on with hardly a care…just so long as they get “their” money.

Am I being unfair with that last statement?…

…Well…you want to talk about “feelings” and music?…

…For decades now, I’ve been left with the feeling that truly passionate music lovers, are scarcely even allowed into the mainstream music industry…The fruits of this industry, have been overwhelmingly uncreative, dreadful, unhuman and soulless tripe…Just scads of terrible stuff [with an ultra rare gem, every now and then]…The musical standard has been dropped so low, it is hard for me to even listen, to most of what get’s produced by these huge companies…And it has all been forcibly shoved down the public’s throat…They don’t even honestly cater to the musical tastes of someone like myself…They did in the past…but not for the last 20+ years…And what is so sad, is that this is not because of a lack in artists of that nature…It’s because a few decided that the rest of us were going to listen too, whatever they decided to produce…

…Superior quality music and artists, are not profitable enough for the corporations?

This is why so many people hate the music industry, today…It’s got this parasite element connected to it, which is dragging music down, shackling and killing it.

…They are feeding us this mindless, cheaply produced drivel…and expecting us to be happy to pay them for it…all the while expecting us to be happy, over not getting what so many of us desperately miss in music.

Music is powerful…and it means a lot to many of us…Which is why there is so much vitriol for the mainstream music industry, and for developments like this lawsuit…

…Will this be the straw, that eventually breaks the camels back?

…Probably not…But this cannot continue to be ignored…this parasitic trend in the music industry, of grabbing money wherever you legally can get away with it.

These corporations and greedy benefactors…they must go away, in order for music to be truly what it is meant to be.

Beyond this…what really gets my ire up…is what I’ve been discussing for years now, in my own dabbling’s with producing and sharing music. Nearly every single stinking time, I have ever tried to do any sort of project including music as an element…the music industry has been embroiled, in an ever encroaching war on what you can legally do without fear of being sued…And I am just flat out sick to death of it.

The mainstream music corporations [and various people], have their meat hooks buried all over the place…just waiting to “assert their legal copyright”…even when it’s a bogus claim. Not so long ago, you might recall my post about removing three “mini albums” from YouTube, because of the way they all got flagged over alleged “copyright infringement”.

…I am in an especially peculiar, frustrating situation here…because I need to guard my personal identity, for very real security concerns [I’ve received various threats against myself, including against my physical body and life]…I cant just file a counterclaim, every time some bozo makes a false copyright claim against the content I publish…But if I don’t, then my content is always vulnerable to somebody else screwing with it’s availability online.

I am a nobody, in the world of music…Just some barely talented music lover, who’s living a tiny fantasy which involves producing and releasing musical albums…And it really angers me, that I am running into this sort of thing…It’s not right.

Where in the hell, is the giving, healing, loving and sharing spirit of music?…Where has it gone?…And who has robbed it from us?

Shame on all of you, who are behind this…It is a dark, wretched thing, which you are doing.

Net Neutrality Wins Big & Why You Should Celebrate…


Date: March 3, 2015

…Net Neutrality Wins Big & Why You Should Celebrate…


“Published on Feb 26, 2015

“Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile must now act in the “public interest” when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission.

The plan, which puts the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone and bans business practices that are “unjust or unreasonable,” represents the biggest regulatory shakeup to the industry in almost two decades. The goal is to prevent providers from slowing or blocking web traffic, or creating paid “fast lanes” on the Internet, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

The 3-2 vote was expected to trigger industry lawsuits that could take several years to resolve. Still, consumer advocates cheered the regulations as a victory for smaller Internet-based companies, who had feared they would have to pay “tolls” to move their content.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur & John Iadarola break it down.”

This is good…and it is about time, that this thing finally got taken care of.

There was a lot of misinformation out there…but it looks like things have gone in the good direction.