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We encourage our readers based in the U.S to register to vote in the 2016 election. Federal and state elections in the United States are run by the states themselves, according to Articles I and II of the Constitution, unless Madame Clinton writes her own Constitution. We adopted a Bear that is now a member of our family, together with Mom and Dad. The name of the little Bear we adopted is “ColFu” [cold future]… Colfu’s dad doesn’t care about elections because he thinks all politicians are corrupt. However, Colfu’s dad, while conventional wisdom leads to believe us that it’s the “bleeding-heart liberals” who have nature’s back, nature does not appear to be returning the favor. At least, not as far as the Bear kingdom is concerned. UPS [President took the money and left now hiding] the driver and wildlife photographer Duane Cross has taken some shocking photos that prove bears are not only Republican, they are fiercely anti-Obama and take down his signs whenever they get a chance. At least they don’t vote… yet. h/t BuzzFeed
But wait, don’t despair. We still have Donald Trump now leading his own party. Birther Spin, He’s Crossed A Line …. rivals for the Republican nomination and non supportive members of his own party.
One more thing: Forget the GOP Leader to Republicans: Donate heavily to Bernie Sanders. Sanders left the Democratic Party a while ago. Donate to Dr. Carson if he’s still around and wants to run for the presidency. Dr. Carson would make a great president, and Dr. Carson’s Super -PAC Is Still in It to Win It. Our family of Bears agree with us, even ColFu’s dad.
GOP Leader to Republicans: “Donate Heavily to Bernie Sanders!”
ZAIN – Aitzakiak
Bernie Sanders Discusses his New Hampshire Primary Victory on ‘The View’
Full coverage of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program.
CIA Paid Torture Teachers More Than $80 Million
– NBC NEWS
TO OUR READERS
The primary focus of this site is Music, but we can’t remain indifferent to the wars that are destroying our world; and the thousands and thousands of victims, children, women, men and elderly people… — innocent people assassinated, executed, tortured and burnt alive. Right now, the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine is under the fire of the Ukrainian army, whose target are CIVILIANS, by order of President Petro Poroshenko, backed by the EU and U.S.
This is a “genocide” against ethnic Russians whose families have lived inside Ukraine, in many cases, for centuries. It is also, and in the very same sense, an “ethnic cleansing,” to lock-in the anti-Russian regime that Obama installed earlier this year.
In these turbulent times, we believe in using every possible means to bring accurate and timely information to our readers. With increased global militarization and financial instability, it is more important than ever to have a reliable news source that delivers the critical analysis that is ignored or manipulated by mainstream media. We are committed to curbing the tide of disinformation by stimulating public engagement and understanding. It’s time to come together and say NO to NATO world order!
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized Western media for its one-sided coverage of the Ukraine conflict, in an interview with the German ARD channel at the G20 summit. “The most important thing is that one shouldn’t look at the problem from one side only,” Putin stressed. “Today, there’s military action underway in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian government is using the army. They even used missiles. But do you mention this? You don’t say a single word about it. It means that you want the Ukrainian government to destroy everything there, all the political enemies and opponents. Is that what you want? We do not want that. And we won’t allow that to happen.”
Drive your cart and your plow
Over the bones of the dead …
– William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
OCSE monitor mentions bullet holes in MH17- Watch video below:
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Music Is A Human Right
FREE MUSE: WHAT IS MUSIC CENSORSHIP?
Why is music censored? — and who are the censors?
Here is a general introduction to the issues of music censorship.
Imagine the world without music. Or imagine a world where we are told what to play, what to sing and even what we may listen to in the privacy of our own homes. That world already exists. In more countries that you might imagine, musicians and composers are under threat. And that threat is growing.
In countries like Sudan, Afghanistan and China, violations of musician’s rights to freedom of expression are commonplace. In the USA and Algeria, lobbying groups have succeeded in keeping popular music off the concert stage, and out of the media and retail. In ex-Yugoslavia musicians are often pawns in political dramas, and the possibility of free expression has been adversely affected.
WHY IS MUSIC CENSORED?
You may wonder why music is being censored. Why have musicians been tortured, jailed, exiled and even killed. Why have certain forms of music been silenced?
It may be as simple as South African musician Johnny Clegg has said: “Censorship is based on fear.”
Music is a free expression of the ideas, traditions and emotions of individuals and of people. It may express musicians’ hopes and aspirations, their joys and sorrows, their very identity as a culture. Yet these expressions may conflict with those of people in power. The ideas themselves may simply be unpopular or outside the current thinking or practices of a regime or special interest group. For there are those the world over who are threatened by the very nature of a free exchange of ideas. There are those who will stop at nothing to stifle them.
Music censorship has been implemented by states, religions, educational systems, families, retailers and lobbying groups – and in most cases they violate international conventions of human rights.