John Cusack, a real American Hero

March 30, 2008

Does anyone remember the internet campaign to elect John Cusack for President? You know a movement was real if you bought the t-shirt, right?  “Cusack For Prez” “He made the tough decisions in Grosse Pointe Blank. He couldn’t be bought in Eight Men Out. He’s cooler than John Malkovich. And we like his politics so far.” That was the slogan, but the old website, cusackforpresident.com, is gone. Maybe it’s time to give it another go. Maybe a Cusack/Nader ticket. American needs a healthy 3rd party option. The following is a sample of Mr. Cusack’s political potential…    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/John_Cusack_movie_takes_on_war_0329.html 

John Cusack was on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and spoke about his upcoming film, War. Inc., which according to Cusack focuses on the military-industrial complex.The film, says Cusack, differs from other films inspired by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because, it “has a much more absurdist take on [war].”Cusack added, “some things are so vicious if you didn’t look at them through a different lens you couldn’t get out of bed. And certainly the war profiteering, immorality and illegality of this disastrous, free-market Utopian enterprise out there is certainly well-documented.”While explaining that the film shares similar themes as those found in Naomi Klein’s book, The Shock Doctrine, Cusack said, “the very core things that make up our government like wars or interrogation or border patrol, jailing, any of those types of things that you would think would be sacred things that would happen with the state are now being turned into for-profit enterprises. And if you want all these things to be, if you want corporate ethics to be our national interest, then you have the situation we’re in now. But right now, when you think that we’ve out sourced everything to interrogation, which means torture is a cost-plus enterprise, I think you can see a complete spiritual bankruptcy to this whole neo-con movement. It’s a nightmare beyond anything you can really imagine.”Maher asked if these issues were just a result of a neo-conservative movement and Bush administration or evidence of a “rot in America itself that is a lot deeper.”Cusack responded, “Yeah, I do think the issue goes deeper, a lot deeper.”Adding later, “Some of these truths are so horrible you don’t want to think about that, but it’s just — I mean the gig’s up. If guys who are statesmen on CNN are also sitting on the board and are shareholders in some of the most profitable defense contractors in the world and they publicly make the case to go to war, got to war, then create a new market with the war, come back and speak evangelically about free markets that aren’t free, these aren’t particularly subtle fact and the stock prices jump 145% and their companies are awarded $2.3 billion contract. After a while you have to expose and shame and indict and hopefully convict the participants in this illegal immoral ideology.”    

 


Debt is Slavery, Money is Debt

March 23, 2008

The fractional reserve monetary system is the wellspring of many sinister conspiracy theories. However, the simple truth of how the world economy functions is as real as the air you breathe. It’s important to understand the nature of the engine that drives of daily lives.  Attribute to it whatever folktale you wish to help your mind come to terms with the realty: shadow gov’ts, new world order, reptilian overlords, whatever. Our economy is only sustainable by perpetual exponential growth. This is growth is arguably responsible for global warming, war, pestilence and famine. It is the beast upon which the four horsemen of the apocalypse ride (sorry to go biblical, couldn’t resist). The current monetary system enslaves us all, turning the people of the world into parasites, instead of caretakers, of the Earth. The inequities created by this system pits brother against brother, makes kings of immoral men, and averts governments away from the pleas of it’s peoples. Unfortunately, we must continue to feed this growth or else our economy will crash and cause much suffering. We are slaves to it. However, if we continue on this path, it will lead to our collective destruction. This is the essence of the apocalypse myth. It has happened to many nations and empires in the past. Humanity has yet to learn the harsh lessons of our history… blah blah blah…Anyways, whenever I attempt to explain, with my limited knowledge, the financial situation we face, I always end up sounding like a raving lunatic. I take comfort in learning there are many other lunatics in the world who are raising their voices in hopes of positive change. The following is a video called “Money As Debt” by Paul Grignon that explains our current banking system in easy to understand terms.  For further discussions on the coming collapse of the US economy read this article from Rick Falkvinge of the Pirate Party.http://www.falkvinge.com/2008/03/why-us-is-collapsing.html  


Don’t be shocked by the US Dollar Collapse

March 21, 2008

Here’s a few videos to help you prepare psychologically for the inevitable collapse of the US dollar.  If you’re still not convinced, read this interesting thread from BoingBoing and/or listen to Max Keiser‘s daily podcast Karmabanque Radio. Find out what the American media isn’t allowed to tell you. When it comes to the health of the US dollar: mum’s the word. However, with more and more major banking institutions begging for gov’t bail outs, it’s getting very difficult to keep a lid on the truth about this financial crisis.  America can put its fingers in its ears and sing “la la la” for only so long.  Don’t be caught with your pants down. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.     


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 21, 2008

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Foreskin Radio presents… St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 16, 2008

Reverse Viagra

March 13, 2008
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/dn13461-relief-in-sight-for-sufferers-of-constant-erections.html

Impotence is bad enough, but sufferers of the opposite problem – priapism – might consider themselves even more unfortunate.The condition – constant, painful erections in the absence of arousal – is embarrassing and potentially dangerous. In the worst cases it can lead to permanent erectile dysfunction or even gangrene.Now relief is at hand – researchers at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston say they have figured out the biochemical basis of the disorder.Raised levels of the biochemical adenosine – which can cause blood vessels to dilate and has the potential to influence blood flow into the penis – seem to be the cause, says team leader Yang Xia.To test the idea, the team used mice genetically altered to be deficient in an enzyme that breaks down adenosine. As a result the animals have very high adenosine levels.


10,000 B.C. Movie Review podcast

March 13, 2008
 Foreskin Radio Episode 122 – Prehistory Shamania! 

  • This conversation was inspired by the movie 10,000 B.C.
  • Spoiler alert… our review shouldn’t ruin it for you; maybe enhance your enjoyment
  • We talk with DSJ about Inner Mongolia
  • In the background, she’s watching video of Taiwanese group S.H.E.
  • We discuss body modification, tribalism, anthropology…
  • Religion, Ritual, Shamanism and modern Ayahuasca usage
  • Prehistoric narratives of early human civilization
  • Blue Eyes was genetic mutation
  • Issues with the movie, writing quality, continuity, etc.
  • Comparing it to Apocalypto and 300
  • Myth of Atlantis, Hotlantis!
  • Hinduism and the historical significance of mythology
  • etc etc etc…
  • 10,000 bc
  •  intro song: Matt Westcott: “Ballad of Graham The Caveman”
  • outro song: The KLF: “Justified and Ancient” 
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    Virtual Japanese Girlfriend: Aki Hoshino

    March 12, 2008

    Hawt!