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George Carlin – The Illusion Of Choice

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George Carlin (1937 – 2008). R.I.P.

Posted October 07, 2016

 

Truth About Education, Politicians, Elections And The Elite That Owns You

 George Carlin Exposing The USA

 

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45627.htm

Media Influnce On Public Opinion Ethos Time to Unslave Humanity: Woody Harrelson

We Shall Overcome A Lesson In Hope From Roger 

Goebbels, The Master of Lies

Greenwald Calls Out Bill Maher and Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff 

Surviving the 21st Century 

John Henrik Clarke – A Great and Mighty Walk

Capitalism Is The Crisis 

Supporting the Troops?

2 Minute Video By Josie Outlaw

“I do not support the troops as most Americans do”

March 12, 2014

http://www.josietheoutlaw.com

 http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37917.htm

Julian Assange “We Are Headed Towards A Transnational Dystopian Total Surveillance Society”

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“Who Really Calls The Shots”

Posted March 08, 2014

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37882.htm

Who Owns You?

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“Stop calling liars and crooks, lawmakers’

Posted February 05, 2014

http://josietheoutlaw.com Follow Josie on Twitter at @JosietheOutlaw1 and Instagram at @josiewalesoutlaw

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Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham – HD

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Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham is joined at the Creation Museum by Emmy Award-winning science educator and CEO of the Planetary Society Bill Nye.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37547.htm

Aloha Ke Akua Medicine For The People: Nahko Bear

Video and Lyrics

“If you wish to survive, you will find the guide inside.”

Posted February 02, 2014

Lyrics:

Lend your ears, lend your hands.
Lend your movement, anything you can.
Come to teach, come to be taught.
Come in the likeness and the image of God.
Cause, you can be like that.
With all that humbleness, and all that respect.

All of the power invested in me,
be it hard to love my enemies.
All of the black bags over the heads of the dead and dying.

The more I understand about the human race,
the less I comprehend about our purpose and place
and maybe if there was a clearer line
the curiosity would satisfy.

Time based prophecies that kept me from living,
in the moment I am struggling
to trust the divinity of all the Gods
and what the Hell they have planned for us.

I cry for the creatures who get left behind
but everything will change in the blink of an eye
and if you wish to survive,
you will find the guide inside.

I go back and forth every single day.
the clarity it comes to me in the choppy waves.
the feelings, the places and the seasons change,
the galaxies remain.

Energy fields pulling our bodies to space.
The angels that are composting the spiritual waste.
The hate that gets me displaced from my spiritual pace.
Tenfold the mana when the planets are in place

and polar alignment.
We’re on assignment.
Bodies on consignment.
Return them to the circus.

and what is the purpose?
What is the purpose and would you believe it?
Would you believe it
if you knew what you were for
and how you became so informed?

Bodies of info performing such miracles.
I am a miracle made up of particles
and in this existence,
I’ll stay persistent,
and I’ll make a difference
and I will have lived it.

Aloha, Aloha, Ke Akua, Ke Akua,
Aloha, Aloha, Kuleana, Kuleana.
Aloha, Aloha, Ke Akua, Ke Akua,
Aloha, Aloha, Kuleana, Kuleana.

Each day that I wake,
I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake,
I give thanks, I give thanks.
Each day that I wake,
I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake,
I give thanks, I give thanks.

And the day that I don’t wake up
and transcend the holy make up,
I am capable, I am powerful.
The day that I don’t wake up
and transcend the holy make up,
I am on my way to a different place….

I’m not a leader, just a creature,
seeking the features of a teacher.
Whether you follow, whether you lead
All the mysterious ways of nature and I’m into it.
Changing management.

And there are various ways to conquer this monotonous metropolis,
my stubbornness is bottomless,
my fearlessness is talking shit
and I’m wide awake and I’m taking names.

I am not a leader, just a creature.
Seeking the features of a teacher.
Whether you follow or whether you lead
All mysterious ways of nature and I’m into it.
I’m into it.
Changing management.

And there are various ways to conquer this monotonous metropolis,
my stubbornness is bottomless,
my fearlessness is talking shit
and I am wide awake.
And I’m taking names.

And there are various ways to conquer this monotonous metropolis.
my stubbornness is bottomless,
my fearlessness is talking shit,
and I’m wide awake and I’m taking names.

Do you speak to me like you speak to God?
All the love and understanding between the father and the son.
Do you believe in the perfectness of where you are?
These are my people, these are my children,
this is the land that I would fight for.

My solidarity is telling me to patiently
be moving the musical medicine around the planet in a hurry,
Cuz there’s no time to wait.
I’ve got to wake up the people, time to stand up and say:
we know what we are for
and how we became so informed.
Bodies of info, performing such miracles.
I am a miracle, made up of particles
and in this existence,
I’ll stay persistent
and I’ll make a difference
and I will have lived it. ……..

Aloha, Aloha, Ke Akua, Ke Akua,
Aloha, Aloha, Kuleana, Kuleana.
Aloha, Aloha, Ke Akua, Ke Akua,
Aloha, Aloha, Kuleana, Kuleana.

Each day that I wake,
I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake,
I give thanks, I give thanks.
Each day that I wake,
I will praise, I will praise.
Each day that I wake,
I give thanks, I give thanks.

And the day that I don’t wake up
and transcend the holy make-up,
I am capable, Hm that’s right,
I am powerful.
And the day that I don’t wake up and transcend the holy make-up,
I am on my way to a different place!

Aloha, Aloha, Ke Akua, Ke Akua,
Aloha, Aloha, Kuleana, Kuleana.
Aloha, Aloha, Ke Akua, Ke Akua,
Aloha, Aloha, Kuleana, Kuleana.

ღ – This is an Unofficial video I made for the enjoyment of the people ღ

-Nino (SailinJerry)

*Original footage was used for a series of commercials called Estrellas del Bicentenario, which was part of the Bicentennial celebration intended to reflect the natural beauty of Mexico to the world. Created by Pedro Torres, Diego Pernía and the Mates Group. It aired in 2010 on Televisa.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37527.htm

David Simon on America as a Horror Show

Must Watch/Read – Video and Transcript

“There is no shame anymore in America.”

Posted February 01, 2014

Transcript

BILL MOYERS: Welcome. President Obama’s State of the Union address and the rebuttals from the Republican Greek chorus already have been extensively vetted by the media. So as we say here in New York, enough already. Instead, we have a reality check from someone who artfully uses television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective: from the bottom up.

David Simon was a crime reporter for the “Baltimore Sun” whose journalism became the material for two non-fiction books, “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets,” and “The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood.” Each became a TV series and led Simon to leave daily journalism to create two unforgettable shows for HBO: “The Wire,” about the precincts of Baltimore and the corruption of its institutions…

LESTER FREAMON from The Wire: You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, and you don’t know where the f—k it’s gonna take you.

BILL MOYERS: And “Treme,” about the people of New Orleans grappling with a new and painful reality in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. CREIGHTON BERNETTE from Treme: What hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast was a natural disaster, a hurricane pure and simple. The flooding of New Orleans was a man made catastrophe. A federal f—k up of epic proportions.

BILL MOYERS: For David Simon, the State of the Union begins with the lives and stories of these people — which is why he told an audience at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Australia last November that what’s happening in America is “a horror show.” His remarks reverberated through cyberspace, so we asked him here to tell us more. He came to New York to receive a career achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, East. Welcome and congratulations.

DAVID SIMON: Thank you. Thanks for having me.

BILL MOYERS: Watching the president’s speech the other night– he was hopeful, he was upbeat, he was encouraging and inclusive and what he said. But I kept listening and thinking about that speech you had made last fall in Australia where you said what’s happening here in America is “a horror show.” And I wonder, how do you reconcile those two visions of our country?

DAVID SIMON: I don’t think that you can call the American government anything other than broken at this point. And I think the break has come at the legislative level. I mean, that’s the part of the government that has been purchased.

You can buy these guys on the cheap. And the capital’s been at it a long time and the rules have been relaxed. The Supreme Court has walked away from any sort of responsibility to maintain democracy at that level. That’s the aspect of government that’s broken.

And it doesn’t matter whether it’s Obama or Clinton or Bush or anybody at this point. If this is the way we’re going to do business, we’re not going to do business. You know, they’ve paid for it to be inert. And it is inert. And ultimately that aspect of capitalism hasn’t been dealt with in any way.

BILL MOYERS: Every president from Kennedy to Obama has insisted that the rising tide will lift all boats, but it hasn’t happened.

DAVID SIMON: Yeah, I think supply-side economics has been shown to be bankrupt as an intellectual concept. It’s not only unproved, the opposite has occurred if you’re looking at the divergence in the economic health of middle class families or the working class, what’s left of the working class –certainly the underclass — and you’re looking at where the wealth of the country is going and how fast. We are becoming two Americas in every fundamental sense.

BILL MOYERS: So you weren’t using hyperbole in Australia? That wasn’t just to try to drive a point home when you talked about– DAVID SIMON: No.

BILL MOYERS: –two Americas and the people in one of those Americas has been “utterly divorced from the American experience” that you, David Simon–

DAVID SIMON: You know, listen, a lot of this falls on people of color because, you know, they’re the last in through the door in the economic ladder. And if you look at the city where I live and you look at Baltimore, Maryland, half of the adult male African American residents have no work. That’s not an economic system that is having a bad go of it, that’s something that doesn’t actually work.

That’s an economic system that is throwing away and doesn’t need 10 to 15 percent of its population.

BILL MOYERS: Yeah, without work they have no value, no worth to society?

DAVID SIMON: It’s existential. And–

BILL MOYERS: What do you mean?

DAVID SIMON: Work is meaning for all of us. And it’s relevance and it’s our place in society–is dictated to us by what we contribute and what we’re paid to do. And if part of America is validated to the extent that they are predominant in all of the luxury that the country can afford and part of the country is utterly irrelevant to the economic structure, you know, those factories are all gone. We don’t need those people anymore. And we’ve let them know.

And you know, the only factory in my city, in west Baltimore or in east Baltimore that was working, that was viable was the drug corner. And that worked like a charm. And ultimately what I look at is the hyperbole by which we say we’re including everybody while we’re tossing people out of the boat left and right.

We’ve changed and we’ve become contemptuous of the idea that we are all in this together. This is about sharing and about, you know, when you say sharing there’s a percentage of the population (and it’s the moneyed percent of our population), that hears socialism or communism or any of the other -isms they want to put on it. But ultimately we are all part of the same society. And it’s either going to be a mediocre society that, you know, abuses people or it’s not.

BILL MOYERS: In your speech you said that knowing that they’re worthless, these people, worthless, valueless because they have no economic means of support and nothing economically–

DAVID SIMON: They’re not relevant.

BILL MOYERS: They’re not relevant. But they have to endure as you said. And is that the horror show, the fact that they know they’re not needed and they have to go on anyway?

DAVID SIMON: And that once they’re in that situation, they’re not only marginalized, they’re abused. I mean, we are the country that jails more of our population than any other state on the globe. More than totalitarian states we put people in prison. We’ve managed to monetize these irrelevant people in a way that allows some of us to get rich.

Now, we’re all paying for it as taxpayers for having this level of incarceration in American society which is unheard of in the world. But we let some people, you know, get a profit off of it. The monetization of human beings like that, you know, anybody tells you that the markets will solve everything, the libertarian ideal.

I can’t get past just how juvenile the thought is that if you just let the markets be the markets, they’ll solve everything.

You know, America worked when there was tension between capital and labor, when there– when neither side won all of its victories, when they were fighting. It’s in the fight that we got healthy, that we transformed a working class into a middle class, that we became a consumer economy that drove the world for about half a century–

BILL MOYERS: And–

DAVID SIMON: –maybe a little more.

BILL MOYERS: –and what’s happened?

DAVID SIMON: Well, the fights gone out of labor. Labor’s lost the fight. Capital’s won. There was–

BILL MOYERS: To the victor go the spoils.

DAVID SIMON: There was a class war and labor, and the poor people lost and the working people lost.

BILL MOYERS: Let me bring up an excerpt from your speech in Australia.

DAVID SIMON at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas: Ultimately we abandoned that and believed in the idea of trickle-down and the idea of the market economy and the market knows best, to the point where now libertarianism in my country is actually being taken seriously as an intelligent mode of political thought. It’s astonishing to me, but it is. People are saying I don’t need anything but my own ability to earn a profit. I’m not connected to society. I don’t care how the road got built, I don’t care where the firefighter comes from, I don’t care who educates the kids other than my kids. I am me. It’s the triumph of the self. I am me, hear me roar.

BILL MOYERS: What are you talking about there?

DAVID SIMON: Talking about greed, just greed. And it’s a self-destructive greed to the economy that does lift all boats in the sense that, you know, we’re arguing about the minimum wage right now and making it $10. Ten– or we’re arguing about welfare reform and eliminating forms of welfare.

You know something? I know that if I pay a guy working a counter at a fast food place $10 or $12 or $15, I know if I give a welfare check to a mother of two in West Baltimore, I know that all of that money’s actually going back into the American economy. I know that every single dollar has a multiplier factor. Nobody’s saving money on $12 an hour in America. They’re living hand to mouth.

And I know that every single dollar is going to be multiplied through the economy. You give me a tax break, you know, working as I do in the entertainment industry and at the level of a TV producer and I can’t figure out how to spend enough of it, you know. I might, you know, I might have a little conscience, I might throw some of it to charity and try to feel better about myself. But I can’t possibly– how many yachts can I water ski behind in Baltimore Harbor?

And yet that’s the kind of argument that supply-side economics is. Give us, the job makers, the money and we’ll make jobs. Not with all of it you won’t. A lot of it’s going to Wall Street and it’s going to sit there and it’s going to be subjected to much less tax liabilities, the capital gains. You know, the scam of it, the scam of what America’s become, you know, give the money to the rich and they’ll see that you’re not poor. Is that really what you’re saying?

But you know, you actually argue about making the poor people a little less poor and then half of Congress is running away as if this is going to– you know, if you want your economy to grow, people have to have the money, they have to have the discretionary income to buy stuff. That’s what made us great in the last century is that suddenly a working class which was on subsistence wages at the early part of the century had enough money, discretionary income, to buy the things they needed and some things that they didn’t need but wanted. And that grew us.

And now you’re arguing over whether this guy who’s working every day at the Burger King, whether he can have $10 or $12 an hour. Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? Aren’t– you know, where’s the shame? There is no shame anymore in America.

BILL MOYERS: That brings me to another part of your speech. Let’s listen.

DAVID SIMON at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas: That may be the ultimate tragedy of capitalism in our time, which is that it has achieved its dominance without regard to a social compact, without being connected to any other metric for human progress.

BILL MOYERS: And by social contract you mean?

DAVID SIMON: Those are the things that make life worth living, that make– that give value to being a person, a citizen. If how much money you have is the defining characteristic of citizenship or of value or of relevance, of human relevance, and if that’s all that we’re going to measure (and apparently, since 1980 this all we’re going to measure), you’re going to get a society to live in that is structured on that metric. And it’s going to be a brutal one.

But ultimately, capitalism has not delivered on the promise to be a measurement of anything other than money, of profit. And if profit is your only metric, man, what are you building? Where does the environment fit into that? Where does human potential and you know, for anything other than having some money in your hand, you know, where does, where do people stand when they have health needs or when they make a mistake in life? You know, it was said a long time ago you judge a society by is hospitals and its prisons. By that standard we’re, you know, we have a lot to be ashamed of.

BILL MOYERS: Those of us who’ve seen “The Wire” know that the people you’re writing about are those losers. They’re the people who are without value to society. And President Obama is on the record as saying that “The Wire” is his favorite TV series of all time. Do you think he gets it?

DAVID SIMON: I think he probably gets it. I don’t think Obama is any different from the person I thought we elected two election cycles ago. I think he’s encountered a rigged game. And I don’t think the next guy will have anything other than a rigged game.

And I think, you know, considering the gerrymandering that has made the representative aspect of our legislative branch an absurdity and considering the monetization of our legislative branch I don’t think anybody gets a legislature that is functional. I have no faith in the ability of the legislative branch of my government to in any remote way reflect the popular will.

BILL MOYERS: So when the president says it’s time to deal with inequality, you are not saying he’s insincere, it’s just that nothing is going to happen because of the resistance and the opposition?

DAVID SIMON: He said he was going to do a lot of things in a lot of State of the Union addresses. And many of them were admirable in my eyes. Good luck. Good luck getting that passed, you know. Look at what happened with the major initiative of the first term which is health care.

The money that was heaved by– the capital that ran into the halls of government to spend to make sure that we would not achieve what most Americans have said they want at a basic level, certainly at the time the legislation was passed, we’d like to have it that all of us have access to some basic health care. That seems to be an entirely functional thing that many Western countries have managed beautifully, but we cannot.

How it happens, who gets what, you know, single payer, once you got done with what happened in the Congress it was a marginal plan that came out and then our ability to affect it, we’re arguing over an IT problem? Really? That’s what it comes down to? ‘Cause if we can’t fix the computers and if we can’t fix the administration of a program to– and of course we can and of course they’re all, you know, if you look back at what happened when Medicare came in, the bureaucracy was disastrous in the beginning and everyone–

BILL MOYERS: problems–

DAVID SIMON: Of course.

BILL MOYERS: Social security as well.

DAVID SIMON: You know when we started out space program, which was, you know, an unqualified success in the end, the rockets kept blowing up on the launching pad. Somehow we figured out a way to keep launching rockets and do it right. And that’s a very different America from the tonality of this one, which is selfish, which is I have my health care still and I don’t want to pay for anybody else to get back in the boat. This is about sharing. This about our loss of the idea of society.

BILL MOYERS: Listening to, watching the State of Union address and when the camera would cut to the chamber in the House there, everyone in that chamber: well paid, health benefits, pension plan, a staff to serve their needs, corporations throwing money at them to make sure they get reelected. And I wonder if people that far removed from where you were can even imagine the horrors of the America you describe.

DAVID SIMON: You know, I’ve had the sensation over the last twenty — and before “The Wire” even, I mean, when I was just a police reporter in Baltimore — of hearing people inside the beltway speak about the American city or about urban issues or about things that I actually knew a little bit about. And they would talk about it you know, I’d be listening to, you know, a Gingrich or even some well-meaning liberal.

And I would think, I would love to have these guys in my Volkswagen Passat and just kick them out on the corner at Monroe and Fayette and you know, and just leave them there for a month, you know, and just see if they can you stop them from saying this stuff with just a little bit of aware–

BILL MOYERS: What would they see?

DAVID SIMON: They’re not going to–

BILL MOYERS: What would they see at the corner?

DAVID SIMON: Well, they’d see human beings for one thing. They’d see the America that they’ve left behind and have left behind for generations. And now increasingly it’s not all just people of color. Now the economy has shrugged again and again and we’re leaving white people behind.

And so all of a sudden, it’s encroaching in a way that people are getting a little bit more frantic. And it’s making some people more inclined to reflect on what the system has wrought. And it’s making other people more inclined to just dig the trenches deeper.

BILL MOYERS: The best analysis of Obama’s speech that I read came from the writer Matt Miller who worked for Bill Clinton in the White House when Clinton laid out, Miller says, about the same vision that Obama did this week. Here’s what Miller wrote, quote, “Yet in the years since, on virtually every metric progressives care about … the measures of a good society have gone in the wrong direction.”

DAVID SIMON: Wrong direction.

BILL MOYERS: “Wages are stagnant or shrinking. School rankings have sagged. College and health costs have soared. Our rates of child poverty lead the developed world. Decent jobs remain scarce. The accident of birth weighs more heavily in dictating one’s destiny. All the compelling anecdotes or special guests in the chamber don’t change that.”

DAVID SIMON: That’s right. That’s right. And you know, not to critique only the conservative logic and the supply-side logic, you know, Bill Clinton in maneuvering to the center, he signed all those crime bills. He made the American gulag as vast as it is with a lot of his legislation against the drug war. And he made it so that these disposable people could become grist for that horrible mill.

I am so aware of what– at this point of having covered it for so many years of what the drug war means in terms of being effectively a war on the poor. That’s all it is. It has no meaning in terms of narcotics or anything like that. That’s the shell game.

BILL MOYERS: But you wouldn’t, you wouldn’t connect that, would you, to the power of capital to buy the legislation.

DAVID SIMON: It’s the power of capitalism–I don’t know if I think it’s that much of a plan, I’m not that much of a conspiracist. I think there are a lot of extra people left over when the factories all go to the cheapest labor. And you know, if you’re going to move to the manufacturing base to the Pacific Rim and to Mexico and wherever else– you’re going to have a lot of extra people. And that’s going to make you nervous. And those people are not going to have– well, you’re either going to have to pay them to be extra, which we don’t have– we’re not that selfless. We’re cutting back on welfare.

You’re either going to have to pay them to be useless, you’re going to have to find a way to completely reorient them and place them in the service economy in ways that they are not now relevant for. And that’s a lot of money, we don’t want to spend that money. Or you’re going to have to hunt them, hunt them down. And that’s what the drug war became. You know, we left one last industry in places like West Baltimore and North Philadelphia and East St. Louis; we left one last factory standing. We left the drug corner. And it was very lucrative and very destructive. And then we made that legal and then we made the laws against that so draconian that we could basically destroy lives.

And then to make it even more laughable as a capitalist enterprise, we started turning over the prisons to private companies. And so they can, certain people with the contracts can find a profit metric in destroying these lives.

BILL MOYERS: President Obama has said he wants a higher minimum age and he’ll sign an executive order to do it in contracts that will come along down the road.

DAVID SIMON: And some jurisdictions will do the same thing. But why can’t Congress look at this and say, “You know what? This is what we say we want these people working, we say we don’t want welfare cheats, we say we don’t want to welfare to grow. Here are people who are willing to work full time to be part of our service economy. Let’s give them some discretionary income. They’re probably going to spend it buying American product.”

BILL MOYERS: It makes such sense, David, but at the same time, the federal minimum wage is $7.25. If it had been adjusted for productivity gains and inflation, today it would be $21.72.

DAVID SIMON: I know.

BILL MOYERS: Something like that.

DAVID SIMON: We are Reagan’s children, we are Thatcher’s children. You know, there is no society, there’s just you. We bought this stuff hook, line and sinker and we are building that. We’re getting the America we’ve paid for.

BILL MOYERS: And where’s the pushback?

DAVID SIMON: Shameful. Where’s the pushback? Well, you saw a great first act in Occupy Wall Street. It’s a shame they had no second act, but they had a good first act. And you see it, I think, in a very tragic way in the fact that most people are opting out of the political structure. I don’t think that’s, you know, I can say all these things about it’s a rigged game and yet I still go in and I vote and I still argue in public. But a lot of people have given up. And one of the attractions of this sort of anti-government libertarian point of view, of the idea that government is the problem, you know, all those wonderful lines of, you know, “I’m here from the government, I’m here to help.” That’s the worst line you can hear. All that crap is in fact the flotsam and jetsam of everyone’s disappointment in where we’ve been going.

And it’s being harnessed in a way that only contributes to the problem. You know, government and democracy in particular, it is about constant battle, it’s about nothing ever being fixed or ever being right. We will never solve a problem to the point where we can walk away from it and the machine will, you know devour the problem without our attending to it.

There will always be conflict, there will always be competing interests that force us to engage in the hard job of governing ourselves. And so the anti-government thing strikes me as a perversity. I don’t think the founding fathers would recognize it. They were constructing a government of the people. That’s their language and I think that’s their belief.

And the idea that the government is some, you know, once we start regarding it as some alien force that we can’t control, we’re done, democracy’s done. That’s the last stage of walking away from the responsibility of governing ourselves. If we can’t control it, if it is going to be a purchased government, if we can’t institute the reforms that are necessary, then we’re done, we’re done right now.

BILL MOYERS: But are we done? More on that question next week with David Simon. In the meantime, at our website BillMoyers.com, you can see David Simon’s entire talk at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Australia. And you can view excerpts of my interviews with Pete Seeger, who died this week at 94.

That’s all at BillMoyers.com. I’ll see you there and I’ll see you here, next time.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013

David Simon – Some People are More Equal than Others

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37524.htm

Dirty War

Award-Winning Documentary

Video – Full Movie

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars.

Official Trailer

Posted January 28, 2014

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37499.htm

Inequality For All

Video Documentary

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, “Inequality For All” features Robert Reich—professor, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself.

Posted January 28, 2014

(Note- For some reason the video begins 38 minutes into the documentary. Please move the time bar at base of the video to restart the video from the beginning)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37491.htm

The Historical Evolution of Money and Debt

Video – Michael Hudson and Randall Wray

Persistent budget deficits will burden future generations with inflation and higher taxes. TRUE OR FALSE.

Moderator: William V. Harris, William R. Shepherd Professor of History and Director, Center for the Ancient Mediterranean, Columbia University

Speaker 1: L. Randall Wray, Research Director of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability and Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Speaker 2: Michael Hudson, President, Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends and Distinguished Research Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Posted January 23, 2014

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37457.htm

We’re All *ucked: Russell Brand

Video

” All of us have this sense that we are unfulfilled, that we’ve been lied too”

Russell Brand at the Cambridge Union, in conversation with Leo Kirby, Lent 2014 Speakers’ Officer.

Posted January 16, 2013

Warning –  Adult Language

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37393.htm

Terence McKenna: Culture Is Not Your Friend

Video

“The American family is what keeps American psychotherapy alive and well. This is a cauldron for the production of neurosis.

Culture is not your friend, it’s an impediment to understanding what’s going on. That’s why to my mind the word cult and the word culture have a direct relationship to each other. Culture is a cult and if you feel revulsion at the thought of somebody offering to the great carrot, just notice that your own culture is an extremely repressive cult that leads to all kinds of humiliation and degradation, and automatic and unquestioned and unthinking behaviour.

From the lecture: “Into the Valley of Novelty” http://www.matrixmasters.net/salon/?p=582

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37378.htm

The Mindless Crowd What is Wrong With Our Culture : Alan Watts

Video

Thought-provoking 5 minutes on the state of the world.

Posted January 09, 2014

About Alan Watts

AW portrait

Early Years

Alan Watts was born in London in 1915, at the start of the first World War. At a young age he became fascinated with the Far East, and at fourteen he began to write and was published in the Journal of the London Buddhist Lodge before writing his first booklet on Zen in 1932. He moved to New York in 1938 and then to Chicago, where he served as an Episcopal priest for six years before leaving the Church. In 1950, he moved to upstate New York before going on to San Francisco to teach at the Academy of Asian Studies. Among Alan Watts’ earliest influences were the novelist Sax Rohmer and Zen scholars D.T. Suzuki and Christmas Humpreys. In late 1950, he visited with Joseph Campbell and composer John Cage in NYC.

Worldview

Alan Watts was profoundly influenced by the East Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Buddhism, and by Taoist thought, which is reflected in Zen poetry and the arts of China and Japan. After leaving the Church, he never became a member of another organized religion, and although he wrote and spoke extensively about Zen Buddhism, he was criticized by American Buddhist practicioners for not sitting regularly in zazen. Alan Watts responded simply by saying, “A cat sits until it is done sitting, and then gets up, stretches, and walks away.”

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37329.htm

What is Addiction?

3 Minute Video

Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.

Posted January 09, 2014

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37328.htm

Inception – Alan Watts

Video

If you were god, and in this sense that you knew everything, you would be bored. Because ……..

Posted January 05, 2013

“I wonder, I wonder, what you would do if you had the power to dream at night any dream you wanted to dream and you would of course be able to alter your time sense, and slip, say 75 years of subjective time into 8 hours of sleep.

You would, I suppose, start out by fulfilling all your wishes. You could design for yourself what would be the most ecstatic life – love affairs, banquets, dancing girls, wonderful journeys, gardens, music beyond belief. And then after a couple of months of this sort of thing, 75 years a night, you’d be getting a little taste for something different, and you would move over to an adventurous dimension, where there was sudden dangers involved, and the thrill of dealing with dangers, and you could rescue princesses from dragons, and go on dangerous journeys, make wonderful explosions and blow them up. Eventually get into contest with enemies. And after you’ve done that for some time, you’d think up a new wrinkle. To forget that you were dreaming, so you’d think it was all for real, and to be anxious about it. Because it’d be so great when you woke up, and they you’d say, well, like children who dare each other on things, how far out could you get? What could you take? What dimension of being lost, of abandonment of your power, what dimension of that could you stand? You could ask yourself this ‘cos you know you’d eventually wake up.

And after you’re gone on doing this, you see, for some time, you’d suddenly find yourself sitting around in this room, with all your personal involvements, problems, etc, talking with me. How do you know that’s not what you’re doing? Could be, because after all, what would you do if you were god? If you were, what there is, the self, and do you punish us – The basic text of Hinduism, one of them starts out saying in the beginning was the self, and looking around it said, I am. And thus it is that everyone to this day, when asked who is there, says that it is I.

If you were god, and in this sense that you knew everything, you would be bored. Because, if looking at it from another way, we push technology to its furthest possible development, and we had instead of a dial telephone on one’s desk, a more complicated system of buttons, and one touch would give you anything you wanted, Aladdin’s lamp, you would eventually have to add a button labeled surprise, because all perfectly know futures are past. They have happened, virtually. It is only the true future that is a surprise. So if you were god, you would say to yourself – man, get lost.” ~Alan Watts…

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37302.htm

‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’

Video – Excerpt – (Network – 1976)

I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter.

Posted January 03, 2014

I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter.

Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot – I don’t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’

I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37281.htm

The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

3 Minute Video

The world sends us garbage. We send back music.

Posted December 27, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37237.htm

Four Horsemen

Video Feature Documentary

FOUR HORSEMEN is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.

As we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society.

Posted October 11/12, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36506.htm

John Lennon: Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

Video
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight.

Posted December 24, 2013

So, this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The road is so long

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

War is over
If you want it
War is over
Now

Songwriters
Yoko Ono;John Lennon

Published by
ONO MUSIC;LENONO MUSIC

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37214.htm

Richard Dawkins – Appetite for Wonder

Video

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” Richard Dawkins

Despite great advances in the fields of science and technology, the human race seems to be paradoxically predisposed to unwavering belief in illogical, unverifiable and destructive superstitions. Most self-confessed ‘rational’ human beings will balk at the idea of witches and voodoo curses, of Zeus with his lightning bolts and Thor with his mighty hammer, but at the same time and in the same breath will assert the reality and continuing presence of a creative force of uncanny intelligence and inexplicable moral wisdom – for whose existence there isn’t even the slightest shred of scientific evidence.

Posted December 22, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37195.htm

Drunken Glory Getting Drunk on God

Video

The Drunken Glory movement—spawned by events like the Florida Outpouring and Toronto Blessing in the 90s, at which people appeared to be inebriated and high purely off the power of God—is on the rise, as godly YouTube channels find innovative ways of reaching their younger audience.

Posted December 22, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37196.htm

Feel of Poppies Watching History Write Itself

Video

When you’re glued to the latest series of a show like Game of Thrones, caught up in the drama, the twists and turns of the plot, you may be missing the most intricate, massive drama imaginable; the one happening all around you, in real time.

We stand at the end of an epoch, at the end of a civilization, at the end of an empire, at the start of something else. Nobody knows what will happen in the next season but people have got some inklings. Take a look around and see the stories you might be missing. The world is awash with slaves, and all of them are heroes waiting to happen.

Posted December 12, 2013

Words by A. Person

Music, edits and talking by Jordan B.

Mashed footage used from various sources with credits to respective creators.
http://yougetwhatyoupayfor.rwrite.org/  – Via http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/feel_of_poppies_the_great_global_distraction/ 

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37101.htm

The Only Thing That Matters To Any Of Us Is Love

Russell Brand “I’m Awake Now”

Video

“The dead human ape has fulfilled its potential, the dead human ape has not evolved in the last 10,000 years, these are the achievements of the dead human ape; now we must transform, become enlightened, so that we can access the next realm of consciousness necessary for evolution.”

More Russell Brand

Posted November 27, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36986.htm

– Psychology 101 – Why We Need To Replace Every Member of Congress and The Senate

Author Unknown

November 27, 2013 “Information Clearing House – The Parable Of The Five Monkeys

If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result … all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water.

Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it. Now, put the cold water away.

Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.

The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment … with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the “team”.

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey goes towards the stairs, he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds … that is the way it has always been! This, my friends, is how Congress operates … and this is why, from time to time: ALL of the monkeys NEED to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36972.htm

Fear Not the Path of Truth

Fear Not the Path of Truth

Video

This documentary follows Ross Caputi, veteran of the 2nd siege of Fallujah, as he investigates the atrocities that he participated in and the legacy of US foreign policy in Fallujah, Iraq.

Posted November 24, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36968.htm

“Waiting For The Light That Never Comes” A Call for Non-Violent Revolution

Linkin Park – Anonymous ~ Worldwide Wave of Action ~

Video – Turn up the volume

Reform is the light that never comes. Tyranny reigns. Revolution is all we have left… This video was created in support of the Anonymous call for a Worldwide Wave of Action.

Posted November 22, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36935.htm

US Military – A Cancer

Video – Class War Films –


This video is about the Military Cancer attacking our country

http://www.classwarfilms.com/

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36158.htm

Connected – A Film For Change

Video

The film aims to address the question of how we can create a fairer and more sustainable future.

Connected is a film that gives voice to people across Europe and the US who are actively engaged in creating a fairer, more just society. The film touches the surface of what is the biggest movement on earth, the movement for social and environmental justice.

“‘Connected’ is a film made by Paul and Kate Maple, a UK based family who have made it their lives for the last 4 years. Worried about the future and the seemingly insurmountable mountain of problems in the world, Paul and Kate decided to ditch their busy lives and start working out if there was any way they could help create positive social change…” www.globaldocumentary.org

Posted November 13, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36838.htm

Al Qaeda and the American Police State with Chris Hedges

Video

Chris Hedges speaks about suing the Obama administration for the NDAA, the conspiracy to use Al Qaeda to strip civil liberties and make a police state, the death of Osama Bin Laden, attack on journalists and more in this Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.

Posted October 21, 2013

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36611.htm

Bugger The Bankers

Video By The Austerity Allstars

When I was a lass I was proud of my class, like my father and mother before me
They taught me to fight for my civil rights, but it’s always the same old story –
The rich reign supreme while the poor can but dream under Labour or Liberal or Tory
And I say –
Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too

Video Posted September 13, 2013

Thanks to Dennis M, for bringing this to my attention

Bugger The Bankers – Lyrics

When I was a lass I was proud of my class, like my father and mother before me
They taught me to fight for my civil rights, but it’s always the same old story –
The rich reign supreme while the poor can but dream under Labour or Liberal or Tory
And I say –
Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you’re one of them – bugger you
And if you’re one of them – bugger you

The system is bent and the money’s all spent, we’re badgered from every direction
The workers get taxed while the wealthy relax with nary a moment’s reflection
Where there’s brass, there’s muck and they don’t give an arse
‘Cos we’re programmed against insurrection
And I say –
Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you’re one of them – bugger you
And if you’re one of them – bugger you

DANCE BREAK

Now all you good people with passion to vent, don’t give up the struggle for justice
But I’ve done my time on the protesters’ line and these days I show my dissent
By loitering within my tent
And I say –
Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you’re one of them – bugger you
And if you’re one of them – bugger you, oh

Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you’re one of them – bugger you
And if you’re one of them – bugger you
And if you’re one of them – bugger you

© Suzy Davies 2012
credits
released 12 July 2012
Vocals: The Austerity Allstars
Drums: James Harden
Bass: Phil Eacott
Guitar: David Azpiazu Torres
Banjo: Jo Cooper
Harmonica: Dave Oliver
Piano: Suzy Davies
Sound Recordist: Darren Loveday

Written by Suzy Davies
© Suzy Davies 2012

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36221.htm

Surprisingly Safer Places to go Into Cardiac Arrest

The Story of Electricity

Chris Hedges – Rise Up or Die!

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The New American Century

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