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Jacob Patterson

…an artist who doesn’t come across as having the desire to promote human welfare.


Ongoing Projects - Writings - From My Balcony - A Show Called Kicks.
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Big dreams with small means.

"You don't owe your audience your art; you owe your audience your life."
-Howard Bloom

Posts tagged politics

Apr 24 '12

Politics are like the game of RISK.

And politicians decide which areas on the map they want to capture first according to their strategy.

I would want to be the politician just to see if I could win but otherwise I am uninterested in the clusterfisting.

Tags: RISK politics
Dec 16 '11

He sounds pretty right to me…

Nov 22 '11

thedailywhat:

Note Of Note of the Day: From the Associated Press’ Washington-based Assistant Chief of Bureau for photos, J. David Ake

A protester handed President Barack Obama a note while shaking hands along a rope line in New Hampshire today.  Photographer Charlie Dharapak smartly zoomed in so you can read the note for yourself. 

Transcript follows for those who can’t:

Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters / have been arrested / While banksters continue / to destroy the American economy (with impunity) / You must stop the assault / on our 1st ammendment rights [sic]. / Your silence sends a message / that police brutality is ac(ceptable) / Banks got bailed out. / We got sold out.

[paid2see.]

This looks fake… but if it’s real it’s amazing.

Nov 18 '11

Less complaining about the future and more planning for it.

Nov 16 '11

7knotwind:

If you use tumblr in the US this bill affects you, you might want to take a moment to take a look…

Every site who has user-generated content, posts links or videos to anything copyrighted in it could face new legal threats

more bill information HERE 

Oct 28 '11

tumblrisforlulz:

“Where Do We Go From Here?”

“On the one month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, I went to Liberty Plaza to find out where the movement will go next.”

This is inspiring, and you should watch it.

You know how people always drop that, “I don’t want to live in America/this planet/this universe” line on Tumblr all the time? Or “I give up on people/I hate everyone/everything?”

This is what they should be doing.

This is how we change that.

If you want to fix America, you can. It’s happening.

In one way or another, things are changing.

I wasn’t able to put to words what the Occupation General Assemblies feel like, but the white gentleman in this video captured it perfectly.

The Occupation movement is democracy in its purest form.

Pure democracy in not achievable because human beings are flawed and pure democracy is not, but this is the closest mankind has ever come.

If you are an American, or even a human because it has spread internationally, you need to watch this video. You also should try to help, because we are trying to do good in this world.

Even if it’s just baking cookies and shipping or bringing them to your nearest Occupation, try to help in some way. The world will undoubtedly be a better place for it.

Oct 27 '11
Capitalism is the perfect government.

Capitalism is the perfect government.

Oct 21 '11

amazingatheist:

Robert Reich - 7 Lies About The Economy

That last point was a great one.

Oct 20 '11
thedailywhat:

Follow Up of the Day: Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril announced a short while ago that Muammar Gaddafi was in fact killed while attempting to flee from anti-loyalist forces flooding into Sirte. The State Department and NATO have yet to independently confirm the claim.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Gaddafi’s convoy was struck with a bomb from a NATO aircraft, causing the deposed leader to flee into a nearby drain where he was eventually captured. NATO has confirmed the airstrike, but said it was targeting pro-Gaddafi forces engaging in military operations and could not confirm Gaddafi’s presence in the convoy. 
Gaddafi’s spokesman Moussa Ibrahim was also captured in Sirte, according to a National Transitional Council official, and Gaddafi’s son Mutassim and former defense minister Abu Bakr Yunis were both killed. Al Arabiya says it has confirmed reports that Seif al-Islam, another of Gaddafi’s sons, was killed as well.
Questions surrounding the exact nature of Gaddafi’s demise continue to emerge. Though the NTC alleges that the tyrant had succumb to wounds suffered during the attack, just-obtained footage shows Gaddafi alive and mobile in the immediate aftermath of his capture (warning: graphic):




Video of later scenes released by Al Arabiya shows an unresponsive Gaddafi being aggressively manhandled by unidentified men, while footage aired on Al Jazeera shows Gaddafi’s body being shoved around while strewn about on the street.
Global reaction to Gaddafi’s death has been swift. ”This is only the end of the beginning,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Other world leaders such as British PM David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed optimism and hope in their official statements. President Obama is set to address Gaddafi’s death at 2 PM ET from the White House’s Rose Garden.
CBS News aired a behind-the-scenes video from a press interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during which she receives word of Gaddafi’s death via BlackBerry. Her initial reaction was “wow.” 
Further Reading/Viewing: Why Qaddafi’s Death Matters; a 1987 sitcom starring Matthew Perry predicted the year of Gaddafi’s death; Below: Meet Mohammed: The Yankees fan who found Gaddafi: 

Live Updates: The Lede; Reuters; BBC News; The Guardian.
[tdb: 1,2 / telegraph / thelede / @alarabiya / bbc / abcnews / cbsnews / photo: msnbc.]

That video is damn powerful stuff. Now for the civil war… hopefully they figure out the government system quickly. Praying for Libya.

thedailywhat:

Follow Up of the Day: Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril announced a short while ago that Muammar Gaddafi was in fact killed while attempting to flee from anti-loyalist forces flooding into Sirte. The State Department and NATO have yet to independently confirm the claim.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Gaddafi’s convoy was struck with a bomb from a NATO aircraft, causing the deposed leader to flee into a nearby drain where he was eventually captured. NATO has confirmed the airstrike, but said it was targeting pro-Gaddafi forces engaging in military operations and could not confirm Gaddafi’s presence in the convoy.

Gaddafi’s spokesman Moussa Ibrahim was also captured in Sirte, according to a National Transitional Council official, and Gaddafi’s son Mutassim and former defense minister Abu Bakr Yunis were both killed. Al Arabiya says it has confirmed reports that Seif al-Islam, another of Gaddafi’s sons, was killed as well.

Questions surrounding the exact nature of Gaddafi’s demise continue to emerge. Though the NTC alleges that the tyrant had succumb to wounds suffered during the attack, just-obtained footage shows Gaddafi alive and mobile in the immediate aftermath of his capture (warning: graphic):

Video of later scenes released by Al Arabiya shows an unresponsive Gaddafi being aggressively manhandled by unidentified men, while footage aired on Al Jazeera shows Gaddafi’s body being shoved around while strewn about on the street.

Global reaction to Gaddafi’s death has been swift. ”This is only the end of the beginning,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Other world leaders such as British PM David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed optimism and hope in their official statements. President Obama is set to address Gaddafi’s death at 2 PM ET from the White House’s Rose Garden.

CBS News aired a behind-the-scenes video from a press interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during which she receives word of Gaddafi’s death via BlackBerry. Her initial reaction was “wow.” 

Further Reading/Viewing: Why Qaddafi’s Death Matters; a 1987 sitcom starring Matthew Perry predicted the year of Gaddafi’s death; Below: Meet Mohammed: The Yankees fan who found Gaddafi


Live Updates: The Lede; ReutersBBC News; The Guardian.

[tdb: 1,2 / telegraph / thelede / @alarabiya / bbc / abcnews / cbsnews / photo: msnbc.]

That video is damn powerful stuff. Now for the civil war… hopefully they figure out the government system quickly. Praying for Libya.

Oct 17 '11
Hmmm.

Hmmm.