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The Energy Crisis – RAP NEWS

Posted by on February 27, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments

RAP NEWS 22 [S02:E02]. Like many others who preceded us, our “civilization” faces an Energy Crisis of megawattic proportions, which threatens to bring an end to our brief joyride. But our dirty little secret is seldom mentioned in the news, let alone connected to economic instability or to environmental effects on our planet. It falls to Robert Foster to bring this topic back into the fore of our consciousness, where he conducts an incisive analysis of the situation to see what solutions are out there to deal with peak energy. Join your ever-curious anchor as he invites a panoply of guests – the great, the good, the bizarre, and the downright trollsome – along to share their solutions to this crisis. In the end, the shift required might have to be psychological as well as technological. Enjoy the ride, fellow children of the industrial revolution.

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Remembering the Genius of Comedian Bill Hicks with Lee Camp

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Media & Arts with 1 Comment

Abby Martin pays tribute to the late comedian and political satirist, Bill Hicks, discussing with comedian Lee Camp his impact on politics and pop culture.

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Oscar Nominated Philomena Tells Story of Loss and Forgiveness – Meet the Real Philomena

Posted by on February 20, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments

Stephen Frears’ Oscar-nominated drama Philomena tells the true story of Irish-Catholic Philomena Lee. Fifty years ago, as a pregnant teenager, Lee was disowned by her family and sent to a local convent. There, she was forced her to give up her child for adoption.

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Is Comcast Merger with Time Warner in the Public Interest?

Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments

Comcast is preparing to buy up Time Warner combining the nations largest and second largest cable providers spending about 45 million dollars to do so. So why is the Comcast attempt to merge with Time Warner a big deal? Two words: Public Interest. Watch the video to see why Ben says the Public Interest will not be served with this merger.

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“The Truth Is” – MUST SEE Music Video by Cale Sampson

Posted by on February 16, 2014 in Art and Music with 1 Comment

Must see music video by Cale Sampson titled “The Truth Is”: The truth is that we need to open up our eyes so that we start to see all of the lies that we were told and we believed. Because the time has come to face reality. And work together for the sake of liberty. So that our future generation can be free…

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Glenn Greenwald’s New Website, The Intercept, Is Now Live

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Media & Arts with 1 Comment

The first digital venture co-led by Glenn Greenwald is now live. The Intercept, an online magazine edited by Greenwald and fellow journalists Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill and backed by billionaire Pierre Omidyar, made its much-anticipated debut today. Its first article was written by Greenwald and Scahill, and looked at the NSA’s role in the U.S. drone strike program. The piece was, of course, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The magazine is just one of the multiple sites being created by First Look Media, the Omidyar-funded organization providing the cash for Greenwald and his colleagues.

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How to Create Inspiration & Motivation

If you do any creative work, I’m sure you’ve experienced this dilemma: Should you ever work when you aren’t inspired, or should you wait for inspiration?

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Court Ruling: Citizen Journalists Have Same First Amendment Protections as Major Media Outlets

Posted by on February 2, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments

Citizen journalists and bloggers share the same rights as established journalists, according to the Ninth Circuit Court. The ruling came as a result of a defamation suit brought in Oregon against blogger Crystal Cox by the Obsidian Finance Group after she alleged they were guilty of fraud and other crimes.

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Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94 (Plus Pete Sings “Forever Young”)

Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Art and Music, Conscious Living with 0 Comments

Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 94.

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Incredible Timelapse Birth of a Rose Flower and a Water Lily in Bloom

Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Art and Music with 0 Comments

Incredible time-lapse video footage showing the birth of a rose flower and a water lily in bloom

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Conspiracy Theorist vs. Coincidence Theorist and The Importance of Alternative Media

Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Media & Arts with 3 Comments
Conspiracy Theorist vs. Coincidence Theorist and The Importance of Alternative Media

The impact and significance of alternative media continues to grow every day. Critics from the mainstream like to discard it as an outlet for conspiracy theories and amateur journalism. Is it really this simple? Or is the mainstream media becoming aware of this fast-growing underground movement that seems to start threatening their very existence? What is conspiracy and what is coincidence? And which alternative media project is the boldest so far?

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“The News” [Juice Rap News]

Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments

“The News”. It’s the most viral meme of reality on the planet: if it’s not on “the News” it didn’t happen – right? Welcome to Season 2 of Juice Rap News, in which intrepid anchorman Robert Foster embarks on a new era of adversarial rap journalism by casting a critical eye on the paradigm that shapes our collective reality each night; featuring a smorgasbord of guests, from the stalwart General Baxter and Terence Moonseed having a friendly chat on about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to our special correspondents in Russia and the Colonies.

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Operation Mockingbird Exposed: Congressional Hearing Proves The CIA Controls Mainstream Media!

Posted by on January 25, 2014 in Corporate Controlled Media with 5 Comments

In 1948, the Office of Policy Coordination, would would become the covert action branch of the CIA. It was under this program that Operation Mockingbird, a domestic propaganda campaign aimed at promoting the views of the CIA within the media, began. All in all, 25 major publications would provide cover for CIA operatives, with 400 operatives being a low estimate to the number of people employed by the operation. Journalists would plant fabricated stories, and cover international events with a purpose of casting the CIA’s agenda in a positive light.

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