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Corporate Media Fails Democracy

Posted in news, Politics, Recommendations & Tributes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2017 by Drogo

Sadly it is up to bloggers and independent media to hold corporate government and media accountable, as underfunded as we are. In 2016 I would watch Bernie Sanders lectures online with enormous live crowds, while all news networks ignored his popularity and instead chose to air Clinton and Trump as their two pre-selected favorites. Every single day, every week, for months during the National election campaigns. It was blatantly obvious to me time after time, that our public news was being filtered in favor of the two candidates that their bosses had decided were worth reporting on. It was a ridiculous ‘good guy vs bad guy’ show, with no room for rational public dialog on issues that affect us.

The failing of big news media outlets to cover all the candidates was not just by ‘for-profit’ corporations like the major commercial tv networks, but also newspapers and ‘non-profits’. Obviously commercial news networks [FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Washington Post, NY Times] would not want to advocate any politicians that threaten their corporate sponsors, but apparently even the ‘liberal’ news shows of NPR & PBS were not immune to their corporate sponsors either, despite receiving our tax payer money (some government funding) and a majority of their money from PUBLIC pledge-drives!! I will no longer donate to my beloved NPR or PBS until they begin to cover the smaller candidates much more during (at least) National elections. Usually NPR or PBS were the only intelligently sensitive news sources I had to rely on for many years, and I still love many of their shows. However the National election press coverage clearly showed that corporate money corrupts even the media, not just our government. In hind-sight they have done this with many other ‘lesser known’ but brilliant candidates that have represented popular beliefs, like Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, and Cynthia McKinney.

We must remember that our media and government is there to serve us, not the other way around. If corporations insist on forcing us to submit to their influence, by dictating what or who gets propaganda and attention and how they get it, then we must not only resist but supply alternative solutions and vote for change. We the people must unite and show our opinions for support or boycott publicly. Thank you to all those who have done this resistance fighting already!!! Remember, remember, how they foiled our democracy; and have been doing it for a long time. Please continue to seek the truth so that democracy can work for us.

Bernie Sanders

SCOD News Updates – SNU

Posted in news, POB Audio, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2017 by Drogo

SNU – Scod News Updates

Total News Satire, SNU is Social Commentary through Comedy – Covers Home, National, International, Solar System, Universal

As corporations control the media, it is vital we BECOME the MEDIA as much as we can. Listen, learn, investigate, share with others as much as you can; even if you are a not into boring news, you can make information that affects us interesting and creative. It is the only way to hold politicians accountable, as Trump fires attorneys and press. Feminism is important because men have been raping people and the planet a bit too much.

I love this series because it is a combination of some of my favorite shows: Twilight Zone, SNL Weekend Updates, Daily Show, Colbert Report, and many other comedy, music, and sci-fi ideas. Most importantly I care about it because it allows me to express my deep frustration with many problems that we face in society and civilization as a whole. I can press the ‘pedal-to-the-metal’ with my punk rock commentary, using dark satire and jokes. I leave it to true hippies to make only uplifting happy shows that don’t hit hard and prefer to tip-toe on egg-shells.

“Allow me to say some stupid things, and adjust my tie.”

“Thanks for listening, and remember to keep consuming commercial products and polluting.”

News Anchors: Dr. Robot Shit-for-brains, No One, Mr. Nono, Speedy the Hyperactive Hypochondriac, Constantia Erdogan, etc…

Theme music: Star Trek Voyager & Deep Space 9

rich-vs-poor

Series Episodes:    1. March 10, 2017  ;  2  March 11, 2017  ;  3  March 12, 2017  ;  ;   ;

 

 

SNU New News

 

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SCOD 2016 Status Summary

Posted in SCOD Status Update Reports, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 25, 2017 by Drogo

annual newsletter update

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America has made some progressive changes recently, in response to Corporate control of our government. There is a reason i can be friends with Satanists and not Trump fans; Satanists are not generally for poisoning all of Nature and literally sacrificing all humans to a god of Greed. There are 2 ways we THE PEOPLE are changing things now with Bernie Sanders and liberal media and actors (Justice Dems): 1. direct campaign funding from citizens 2. lawsuits against corruption. That is happening now so there is a chance for change. Next would be direct voting for president, and then later maybe have a presidential council, and further decentralize power from one person, to the will of the majority of people, balanced by judges which mitigate the sides of issues.

We Stand United rallies / Standing Rock Water Protectors / the Resistance Comedy Army = those groups will keep pressure until their leaders funding it figure out how to actually drain the swamp, and who to replace them with. if people could have voted more on local issues, and national advocacy we could have saved many lives have more social workers that are employment therapists able to get people what they need to live. Political Party leaders that are funded by Corporations are owned by them.  DEMOCRATS bribed news outlets to only pit Hillary against Trump, because the party heads were sure she could beat him. That is the main reason that Bernie Sanders was not given much media attention during the race. Knowing the history of the WV Coal Mine Wars , i think this is what is happening with Federal Government currently; the companies behind the 2 parties are just pitting us against each other to serve their mutual billionaire goals; so they both need to go. We cannot let corporate commercial tactics stop us from co-creating a better America. We can call Congress anytime, every day 202-225-3121, and find local political names and numbers. Years ago, i made a ‘Blackwater Mercenary’ video where i acted like a member, and tried to expose how ptsd, authoritarian control, and propaganda affects soldiers, and messes us up. I got so much right-wing hate after 30,000+ views i took it down. Now is the time for more people to talk about these issues. As a martial arts fighter and a solider veteran, these issues are important to me. We need a more caring LOVING president to give power back to the people, by decentralizing control and giving value economically to each individual life, and a system for direct democratic voting. People Power = Humanity.

I do not consider the ‘inauguration’ to be valid. One president for a whole continent that doesnt count a valid popular vote with only 2 corporate rich parties as the options is what evil Empires do. Impeachment based on Constitutional grounds is valid.

nina turner on Success = “3 bones: wish bone, jaw bone, back bone” finite disappointment, infinite hope. The elites that rule America, have been playing a shell game with our minds through propaganda. To break their power over us, ignoring them and continuing with our lives as though they dont exist does not work, as we will continue to serve them by existing within their system which fuels them. To break their power, we need to know who they are, and how to empower the masses more; which not only includes economics, but also education and wisdom of communal compassion which does not allow for tyrants.

SCOD is studying the art of space and time between people in community; in regards to communication, trade, and living. I’m thinking of how to do a SCOD concert in the future; by paying the first 50 people to show up, regardless of talent; to express themselves and honor Nature. maybe at Baker Park, or a spot on the AT…. a public space with minimal electronics; no large speakers; mostly acoustic, recorded by multiple devices. Emphasis on FREEDOM of self expression in honor of Nature. YOU and everyone that shows up are the headliners.with a few organizers , it might be a one time performance art thing, since it would cost me hundreds; but it maybe be something i might be willing to do one of these years.

reasoning: apathy and business of Capitalist life, ive been studying this area scene, and i have found it difficult to get people to show up even for something they agree with. Plus the economy sucks for most Americans. like a mini local economy boost for artists and musicians ; since i dont see it happening with politics. the point is to show them that they have VALUE and should have value within our system. Paying someone just happens to be what our current system that controls everyone uses to tell people they are worth anything. If we get some of that power, we can shift it more than having no clear power i think. People like me are feeling disenfranchised and have real fears of not being able to pay bills to keep them alive.

More GREEN Party goals: Curb costly sprawl development by helping more counties create smart, sustainable plans to guide future growth; Stop rollbacks on laws that protect our waters from pollution created by development; Ensure new renewable energy facilities are sited to both protect our agricultural land and make it easier to generate more renewable energy; and Protect our transportation wins that increase accountability from repeal and vetoes.

success in business is a synergy of factors: loyalty, luck, skill, motivation, communications, delivery; choose partners that are proven in at least some of those areas. being an artist or author is similar to inventing because it is so easy to get lost in the excitement of the unknown, success and failure ratios every hour; it is often hard to remember the big picture scale when a small aspect of a job feels uncertain, as though everything rests on that piece (when usually it really doesnt).

old people and architecture : ive been studying aging to try to address it in relation to SCOD; designing living from cradle to grave. 2 main issues with aging: 1. when do you pass power to younger people? 2. how much do you want to challenge a body with steps etc? those are the 2 biggest problems im trying to work on how to handle inheritance of power, and how much does each person want to work for their basic daily needs. so often i hear stories where the boundaries of power in a family are fought over

many people think old people should be able to take everything with them to the grave, others think younger people just naturally take on responsibilities when they see fit . where does dementia begin, and what steps are taken at what points to take power against their wishes for their safety?

joy of experience can be in purposing the process of play ; The end of a song is not usually the goal; the purpose is the process of playing. my lectures still take days to prepare even if i just use audio to record them; i go over the materials, practice reading, and tie the subjects together with recent notes. new SCOD job: I want to pay someone to contact potential scod teachers and filter out their responses.

RANDOM Ideas: exquisite corpse – cooperative drawing game; One person’s hero can be another person’s tyrant; and visa-versa; “Standing Rock reminded us that the machine can be paused.” – Belafonte

One ancient Venus statue was made from a wooly mammoth tusk, and is one of the earliest symbols of Sex, Love, and SUSTAINABILITY 35,000 BC Germany.

95,055,000 Americans have no official jobs or no employer income in 2016 and HALF of America are lower-class!! For some reason, the public media Unemployment Reports from the US Department of Labor are not listing the largest and most important number. According to their own data charts (which do not copy well as a direct link for specific info, perhaps on purpose) the Bureau of Labor Statistics ‘Household Data’ Table A-1; in November 2016 there were over 95 Million Americans not employed total. To clarify, over 95,000,000 (ninety-five million people) have no ‘outside-the-family-home’ income. Most workers are jobless in America. Over 38 million men and almost 57 million women of those jobless are adults over the age of 16 (seasonally adjusted).

Our election and political system should be put on TRIAL by people that are more interested in making the system better for the masses, above making their own personal profit for a limited time during their public service; and view the trial through a lense of Social & Environmental Justice; rather than for rich tyrants and profit corporations. a jury representing the population fairly should deliberate and make judgments that focus on restructuring incentives rather than penalties.

SCOD Utopia type 3d video game virtual reality scod ; the challenge is how to negotiate and counsel people lol

the enemy is internal and external dischord but it can also be transformed into love ; so you win when everyone is happy and respects eachother seemingly out of free will ; oh yeah anger and hate can turn into love or humor. you could have emotion levels and blood pressure points, you could do punk rock hybrid beatnik utopia ; or a hippy-new age combo; choose from 50 different types, dope scod styles; viking taverns and juice bars

SCOD is looking for lawyers, programmers, and accountants

I spoke with Dr. Sadler on the phone, and he said he was interested in doing some SCOD classes. Greg Sadler said we should charge something so people feel invested . maybe only have some videos for free (same as now), but for mentoring charge

and anything with the school charge he also said get more teachers than you need because people flake out. baby steps to getting a school organized….best thing is i dont have loans or sponsors demanding i pay them back to do it, so we have time.

“The idea that anyone should have to pay thousands of dollars to learn is bs.” – Dr. Sadler

Also I am making more books and art to share with others locally and around the World. I was born to artists, and raised in an art gallery to be an artist and also to make books. I was told by everyone that the very things I am best at, I cannot make a living doing. So I got a Masters Degree in Architecture, to please the people that told me what reality was. My education in architecture taught me that what I really should be doing is art and writing and music. Despite my ability to publish numerous books, organize art shows, sponsor musicians, and plan environmental projects with my non-profit organization I founded called SCOD; I have learned the hard way that asking for money is the only way to pay bills and hire other artists and creators too. I am best at doing what I love. Please help me to be successful at serving society through the arts. Thank you! – Patreon

I should admit i am still terrified by things i have learned, that went into the writing of this Thesis.  “We were brought over here as slaves, and Lincoln turned us into unpaid interns.” – Kayne West, i just read this quote today, it startled me as a profound statement. Trump has the same type of New England racism that HP Lovecraft had, and I say that respectfully because I love Lovecraft. To clarify, H. P. Lovecraft wrote from a fear of ‘the other’, and a big part of that horror was the racist belief that other races are inferior and sub-human. I am far less racist than i was before i was educated, but i still understand the gut feeling that allows it expression, and to me this is why it is classified as HORROR.

currently SCOD is legally considered a ‘unincorporated nonprofit association’, and should probably stay that way, until we figure out how to get AND have gotten thousands of dollars in donations. None of the paperwork or reasons for incorporating seem to make any sense otherwise. we have no income to give grants or pay for services. maybe the scod school is the key to funding; we ask for money to make videos to teach children how to think, and about important life issues as an infinite series.

SCOD also made connection with associate Jennifer Hopkins-Jerome and her Youtube talent with knitting; and we also worked with other associates too.

Reason for SCOD: Nature and History will have their way with us, but we must know what powers we have as individuals to better our lives, regardless of anything.

We need to take the power back from “rich and famous” role models, and share it amongst everyone. [we can do with governments, what church leaders can do with religion – make it work by and for the common people] internet is the tool; there is inherent schizophrenia in the capitalist system i think..

“seems the good journalists… the ones actually doing their jobs get marginalized for ratings, or corporate interests at best, imprisoned or removed at worst. It’s ironic and almost silly in a grim sort of way that we have access to and ability to make view and share news world wide, but are still relegated to tiny little echo chambers and prepackaged creations of overarching and uncaring outlets based on”shares and likes”.. Thomas Paine would be frothing at the mouth for the access each individual has.. the ability to literally SHAPE public policy AND produce literature and knowledge in the hands of literally everyone… then he, Jefferson, Franklin and Adams wold probably collectively sigh and scream when they see what actually occupies the bulk of the news and information that is actually consumed…” – Tom O.

“to me now the resolution of much of the worlds misconceptions have got to do with healing the notion of two genders and instead seeing all as a reflection of the fem where its true development began expression…to cut off a lifeform from that connection is to drive it away from love and sanity” -Nina Tewsley

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Dear fellow children of Mother Earth,

We can use any freedoms we can find to celebrate our lives and learn more about others. Light and Dark – we need both, like night and day, we have both. Good sleep is as important as waking consciousness. Our ancestors lived in round houses with Nature, in Africa and England and America; we have much in common when it comes to Earth heritage. Balance means having both good and bad, life and death powers; too much of one, needs more of the other for harmony. Show people it is ok to grow our hair long to the ground, like roots to the Earth. This is Threshold Guardian, SCOD wisdom.

SCOD is a way of thinking, acting, and living that questions existence, designs environment, and believes in the ability to find kindred spirits with the desire to build and live together sustainably. We should value the work of our friends, as part of their life’s art. We are all artists inside, if our neocortex brains allow free expression. If we feel uneasy about our arts, remember that acceptance is part of serenity and happiness.

Beamer in Thurmont MD powers his house on 100% solar. The panels will pay for themselves in 6-10 years. Families on homesteads have designed their own lives around animals and plants, to be very self-sufficient. Perfection is not possible, unless we redefine success, and live within our means and our dreams. Then perfection or bliss can be found in the smallest every day events and thoughts. Be well, blessed be.

I value all the lives of my friends, and the art that is their lives. This is a value system i have always been aware of, that has helped set me apart from the normal world of competition, more and more consciously as the years go by. people can use any of my ideas and take credit for doing a “better job”, or refuse to appreciate anything of mine – whatever, they did this when i was very competitive, and many will continue to judge me no matter my hair, dress, or respect for others.

Special thanks to Aeyla of the Hill People for helping so much with many projects!!!

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Some one else’s good, is not always your good; but often some kinds of cooperation are possible if negotiated.

Be well, and let’s have a great 2017!!! Yours truly, Drogo

2016 Media Black-out @ Standing Rock

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Critical Commentary of Civilization, History, Interviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 30, 2016 by Drogo

DAKOTA Pipeline – Mass Arrests and Hostile Police Action Against Natives

I have not heard any major news source reporting substantially on this, and few people talking about the arrests weeks after it happened (until now). Not that there are any respectable news companies out there anyway. Our media and governments are being run by the Corporations directly. Blessings to these independent protest journalists. Please share this with everyone, only we can change things.

Oct. 3, 2016 NEWS: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/10/standing-rock-five-dapl-work-sites-shut.html

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Protest Lawyers website:

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37795-lawyer-s-view-recent-days-at-standing-rock

 

 

 

SCOD 2012 – Report 12

Posted in SCOD Status Update Reports with tags , , , , , , , on January 7, 2013 by Drogo

SCOD Facebook Group Report 2012 – December (Year in Review)

Fellow SCOD Members, as predicted (Chinese Zodiac) 2012 was a successful Year of the Dragon for me, and the world did not end (yet). As far as individual member news, for me the highlight was when I was asked to help brother Cordite to marry his partner MB in Wisconsin. Best Wedding Ever. As far as SCOD business goes, we are still entirely tribal, with no legal status or license; but that is ok because we have never had enough active members to need such things (yet). Also SCOD has no treasury funds, but again that is ok, as we still need to develop by-laws for investments and related fiscal functions. Which brings me to the main SCOD news for 2012; we now have a SCOD Council!

Yes in 2012 we democratically voted to form a Council! This will help to elect SCOD Presidents, and make all major decisions; including by-laws, restructuring, and additions to the Constitution. Alternative methods of motivation will help to keep SCOD alive, healthy, and active. Alternative motivation techniques are important, since we do not have main-stream methods like funds for pay, or membership dues.

In years past, we have tried to have regular SCOD meetings, and regular SCOD newsletters. The newsletters were more successful, because I was able to write and send a plethora of reports over the years. Meetings were less successful, as there have been only a few official SCOD meetings since the Pipedream was founded in the 1990’s.

Facebook is currently the largest forum for all SCOD Members, and it is those Active Members that will form the first SCOD Council. Those that do not attend regular meetings to vote, cannot be on the Council; but those unwilling and those unable to attend can remain SCOD Members as they wish. The purposes of having a Council are several. One reason for a Council is to develop organic and sustainable cooperative projects, and refining existing ones. Another reason is to reward Active Members with a resume title, and train them to be a SCOD President.

SCOD Political Responsibilities should be kept easy, to allow SCOD to continue to function on a volunteer level. Suggestions include having a monthly meeting, group reports, and group projects. The monthly meeting would be held by using our FB Group Chat. Group reports can be kept simple (based on this format). Projects include whatever we can get around to at the time.

One new project is designing a Victorian Pipedream Pub. The “SCOD Victorian Revival Tavern” could either be an urban townhouse pub style, or rural mansion. Victorian styles are obviously more popular, and several people have suggested because of steam-punk, and the high technology and design (relative to my former medieval based project). I feel at home with Victorian style, since I have been surrounded with Victorian style all my life. We will need volunteer writers and illustrators, but if all you have is a penny’s worth of ideas, that will do too. We are more likely to find investors to manifest a Victorian SCOD, here is to a more abundant future!

Note:  In 2012 we also established SCOD Music: Creative Collaborative, and published numerous projects online.

Gossip vs. News vs. Politics

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by Drogo

The line between Gossip, News, and Politics may be uncertain; but there are certain opinions that can be said of them. We tend to think of gossip as superficial rumors, news as depressing, and politics as lies by corrupt leaders. While those general statements may be very true, there are some other insights we can think about regarding their function in society.

Beyond Entertainment and Negativity:

1.  Gossip can be useful if the rumors are factual and contain important information.

2.  News can be useful, interesting, thought provoking, and important historic documentation.

3.  Politics can allow representatives through democratic vote in a government to bridge the power gap between citizen workers and the real rulers that control land, laws, corporations, and the military.

Without these important reasons for being useful to humans; Gossip, News, and Politics are all just commercial crap.

(Written by Drogo)