Archive for October, 2010

October 31st, 2010

Serfdom in Spain /
Ralph Nader finds US
not far behind

Thisis how the serfs of Russia were created, by bank debt and law.

Ralph Nader sounds the same theme, quoting Dreiser among others: “The government has ceased to function. The corporations are the government.”

October 31st, 2010

Note to Files: Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam gets Peace Prize from Gorby after Bush-Cheney bounce him off an airliner

Posted in American Gestapo, Music, Russia by ed


Note to Files after seeing Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens on stage with Jon Stewart at the Sanity rally in Washington yesterday.

But first — here’s a blog entry re the 60s he wrote earlier this month.

And one from today re the Sanity affair. Pretty cool.

Mikhail Gorbachev’s foundation awarded a Peace Prize to CS/YI in November 2004, months after the singer-songwriter was bounced off a jetliner by the Yanks, his name having appeared on the chaotic Bush-Cheney No Fly list.

But of course it was more than that. He wasn’t merely barred from boarding. He did board. Then the Yanks sent up fighters and guided the plane to an emergency landing and … Ludacris crap.

Gorbachev himself awarded the prize at a ceremony in Rome. Two of my favorite people on the planet.


October 30th, 2010

Wall Street Warrior on Ice

Posted in Money, Movies, The Great Recession by ed

Guy Chimay, featured across the 2007 season of Wall Street Warriors as the Genius Hedge Fund Manager, has spent most of 2010 at Rikers Island jail off the tip of LaGuardia Airport, facing facing 30 years plus for securities fraud, grand larceny and what not.

October 27th, 2010

An obscure David Lynch?

Posted in Music by ed


John Daker is something else. And me, sometimes.

Just joking re David Lynch …

October 25th, 2010

Daniel Hopsicker: More
re CIA and the narcotics
business in Florida

Daniel Hopsicker here elaborates his investigation of the businesslike drug importation business run in Florida by members of the American so-called intelligence apparat.

This follows Hopsicker’s WELCOME TO TERRORLAND, the astounding book that details Mohammed Atta’s activities in Florida, including an extended interview with his local girlfriend there. The picture that emerges is one of a fellow working with western so-called intelligence apparatchiks.

The Venice, Florida airport has been used to import narcotics on a businesslike basis, with labor and protection provided by so-called intelligence apparatchiks, for a long time. Wally HIlliard has been the boss there for a while.

Atta and friends were housed and given their fight training by one of Hillard’s aviation outfits in Venice, despite the fact that their photos were hanging on the Able Danger corkboard in the Pentagon — until “Pentagon lawyers” under Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Feith, found out and had Able Danger shut down.

October 24th, 2010

The eBook Cometh

Nice bit from the brit Prospect:

Do writers need paper?



Let me eblaborate if I may:

Does the technological civilization need books?

Modernity and the novel were coeval. (Hamlet was the first novel, I like to say.)

What happens to that civilization when the novel is cut off like a dead limb?

Will it still be able to walk and talk? Will it go mad?

The 21st century in America so far suggests no, no and yes.

October 24th, 2010

TV news bimbo offs
Murdoch of Cyprus

Posted in Death by ed

Ah Europe.

“These are like scenes from an ancient tragedy,” said President Demetris Christofias, the Greek-Cypriot leader …

It’s uncanny.


October 17th, 2010

Google blacklists documentary
about need and means of
change we desperately need

Curious. But Google won’t link to the website for 2012: TIME FOR CHANGE, a great documentary about, in a word, environmentalism, and the need for and possibilities for civilizational change.

Here’s the URL that Google won’t give you:

The film is showing in Los Angeles and New York. Go see if you can, or put it on your rental/stream que.


October 13th, 2010

John le Carre:
Big Banks & Money Laundering
The Iraq War, etc

October 4th, 2010

Allen Ginsberg Moment:
An old cool interview
and a magical new film
about the Genii of the City


Recollections and thoughts about the new film HOWL are on the way.

Meanwhile peeps can comment on the man and the poem and the movie — and a very local interview from 1988 — here below.