shaking his little tush ...
On The Catwalk
I'm Too Sexy
Right Said Fred
bear money ...
the latest from 'Up at the Ranch' ...
As You Wish Talk Radio with James Gilliland and G. Edward Griffin
Published on May 23, 2017Freedom Force International is a network of men and women from all parts of the world and all walks of life who are concerned over loss of personal liberty and growth of government power. We are not mere complainers but have a plan to do something about it.
In spite of differences in culture, nationality, race, religion, life style, education, and economic status, we are in solidarity with The Creed of Freedom, which is a statement of principles that guide us in our mission. That mission is threefold:
1. To be keeper-of-the-flame for the ideals expressed in The Creed of Freedom.
2. To bring unity to the global freedom movement.
3. Using parliamentary action, to remove collectivists from control of the power centers of society and replace them with individualists.
In short, the mission of Freedom Force is nothing less than to be the Guardians of liberty.
Writer, documentary film producer, visionary and humanitarian
G. EDWARD GRIFFIN is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he is well known because of his talent for researching difficult topics and presenting them in clear terms that all can understand. He has dealt with such diverse subjects as archaeology and ancient Earth history, the Federal Reserve System, terrorism, internal subversion, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, the science and politics of cancer therapy, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations. His better-known works include The Creature from Jekyll Island, World without Cancer, and The Fearful Master. Mr. Griffin is Founder and President of American Media, The Cancer Cure Foundation, and Freedom Force International.
"Behind every great man there's always a great... assistant! Doc explores the life of Leon Vitali, Stanley Kubrick's right-hand, and reveals the immense importance of his work both before and after the filmmaker's death -
live from Cannes" ...
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Seals and Crofts
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Some catch-up with the vloggers ...
"How is Bus Travel in Europe? 14 Hour FlixBus Trip Across Europe" ...
Published on May 22, 2017
Expecting a Friday blast/incoming wind stream ...
Just in time for the holiday weekend ...
CME Coming at Earth, Dark Matter Stumbles | S0 News May.24.2017
Published on May 24, 2017
Blank on Blank ...
Fortune Tellers: Ayn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut & Aldous Huxley
13:52 minutesAyn Rand, Kurt Vonnegut and Aldous Huxley: three masters of words and ideas who made some bold predictions about society and life as we know it. What did they get right and where did they go wrong? Here's a trio from the Blank on Blank archive that makes you stop and think. These interviews were recorded between 1958 and 1970.
Published on May 24, 2017
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Note below: "This is the body of Shriya Shah–Klorfine. Shriya, who reached the (Mt Everest) summit in 2012, ran out of oxygen and died from exhaustion because she spent 25 minutes celebrating her victory before beginning her descent. Her body is 300m below the summit, draped in a Canadian flag" ...
Death in the clouds ...
NATO Woos Trump With 9/11 Wreckage - #NewWorldNextWeek
Published on May 25, 2017
Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:
Story #1: NATO's Feel-Good Meeting Aims to Impress Trump
Afghanistan: Ten Years of War
NWNW Flashback: NATO Preparing Vast Disinformation Campaign Against Syria (Jun. 14, 2012)
Story #2: China Pushes Public to Accept GMO as Syngenta Takeover Nears
GMO Golden Rice Trials Fail - Stunted Plants, Reduced Grain Yield
Story #3: China's Leading Search Engine to Require Real-Name Registration for Its Services
Theresa May Is Going to Protect You From the Internet
Via Vintage Los Angeles ...
Elton John's New 'Tiny Dancer' Video
Brings Us Through The Streets Of L.A.
Published on May 22, 2017May 24, 2017 12:26 pm
What's L.A. like to out-of-towners? I imagine the perception is shaped by reality shows, which largely hold court on Melrose Avenue and inside the caverns of polished and weirdly empty restaurants.
There was a time, though, when L.A. was popularized as a kind of urban frontier town where people were short on social graces, but high on dialogue and personality. Think: Repo Man or A Woman Under the Influence. This version of Los Angeles—the rough and tumble one—is brought to the forefront in a new music video for "Tiny Dancer," the Elton John classic that shamelessly tugs at our heartstrings with its sweeping chorus.
The video was shot by filmmaker Max Weiland, and is presented through "Elton John - The Cut," a YouTube venture in which filmmakers re-imagine (visually) some of the Rocket Man's most popular tracks.
The first impression we get from "Tiny Dancer" is how gorgeously shot it is—seriously, with the right lighting, an L.A. liquor store can be a thing of beauty. The second impression is that the video avoids all the predictable landmarks, passing over Angels Flight and the Griffith Observatory (we're looking at you, La La Land). Instead, we get a more ground-level view of Los Angeles as we drift from the coast, to Hollywood Boulevard, to Boyle Heights. Circus Liquor's iconic sign in North Hollywood makes an appearance. And a keen eye will spot the Family Arcade by Los Angeles Community College, and the Jim's Burgers in Boyle Heights. It's perhaps the cameo of Mariachi Plaza, however, that serves as the most climactic shot in the video.
As expected, the whole affair is quite maudlin. There's a current of slice-of-life running through the video, showing a collage of random people going about their lives. The characters range from the almost-a-trope (like a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, a street preacher, a valet attendant who goes on a joy ride) to the inexplicable (like a guy with a pet snake in his RV, and a young girl who drives out to the hills L.A. River with an urn in tow). Some might find it melodramatic, but the resulting atmosphere is a perfect avatar for the song.
As for what "tiny dancer" actually refers to, songwriter Bernie Taupin (who wrote the lyrics while John did the music) said it was about, uh, women. “We came to California in the fall of 1970 and it seemed like sunshine just radiated from the populace,” Taupin told American Songwriter. “I guess I was trying to capture the spirit of that time, encapsulated by the women we met, especially at the clothes stores and restaurants and bars all up and down the Sunset Strip. They were these free spirits, sexy, all hip-huggers and lacy blouses, very ethereal the way they moved.”
[Update: 5:30 p.m.]
As one commenter has noted, it's none other than Marilyn Manson who plays Mr. Snake Guy. We're still trying to substantiate a claim that Jerry Hall is in here too (we think she shows up at 04:28).