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Jul
14

The Fire Next Time

Something feels different about this Israeli war. Previous incursions have gone without much import, the IDF killing hundreds of Palestinians, Palestinians making the diplomatic rounds excoriating Israel, and then everything settling back down into a dull stalemate. Even with US media bias, it’s gotten through the media filter that Israel’s war against Gaza is both disproportionate and horrific. When you trap a population in a Mediterranean gulag, and then pummel it, even the most jaundiced see that it’s morally reprehensible. No, Hamas shouldn’t launch rockets at Israel. But Israel has a rather effective missile defense system. Gaza has AK-47s. It is not an equal contest.

Perhaps it’s the prevalence of social media. During Israel’s previous incursion into Gaza, Twitter was in its infancy. Now with over a billion users, real time pictures from the killing zone are scrolling across millions of Twitter feeds. News organizations won’t show photographs of the dead and maimed; Twitter users will. Smoke plumes, flattened buildings, and screaming children are just a few of the images completely and effectively circumventing the media filter.

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27
Jul
14

Chat away – Psychedelic Rock

Ok, I engaged in the psychedelia renaissance during my college years. So, a bit of awesome 60s psychedelia.

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The Yardbirds – For Your Love

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The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows

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27
Jul
14

Chat on – Electric Ladyland

Ladies and gentlemen, Jimi Hendrix, “Electric Ladyland”, one of the best albums out of the 1960s.

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and the gods made love

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