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[06 May 2004|06:01pm]


I don't really post in here anymore, you can check out my other 3 journals.. well Azad is the one that I post in the most now, but the others are book and school related, but NEWAYS!

This movie comes out tomorrow & YOU all should try and see it



Super Size Me, a tongue in-cheek - and burger in hand -- look at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food.

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, including Houston, the "Fattest City" in America. From Surgeon Generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators.During the journey, Spurlock also put his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald's for an entire month

The film explores the horror of school lunch programs, declining health and physical education classes, food addictions and the extreme measures people take to lose weight and regain their health.


SUPERSIZE ME!


And while you are it read this book

Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser




This myth-shattering book tells the story of America and the world’s infatuation with fast food, from its origins in 1950s southern California to the global triumph of a handful of burger and fried chicken chains. In a meticulously researched and powerfully argued account, Eric Schlosser visits the labs where scientists re-create the smell and taste of everything - from cooked meat to fresh strawberries; talks to the workers at abattoirs with some of the worst safety records in the world; explains exactly where the meat comes from and just why the fries taste so good; and looks at the way the fast food industry is transforming not only our diet but our landscape, economy, workforce and culture.

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-Before most children can speak they can recognize McDonald's logo

-In 1972, we spent 3 billion a year on fast food - today we spend more than 110 billion

-You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac

-In the U.S., we eat more than 1,000,000 animals an hour

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[01 May 2004|09:24pm]
thanks Benny & Guav for this Read more...Collapse )
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woot [28 Apr 2004|03:42pm]
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[20 Apr 2004|02:38pm]
AFL-CIO in Venezuela

Deja Vu All Over Again

By KIM SCIPES

Massive mobilizations, strikes, street conflict, hysterical mass
media, social and economic disruption: Chile in 1972-73 Venezuela in 2002-04.

The AFL-CIO is once again on the scene, this time in Venezuela, just as it was in Chile in 1973. Once again, its operations in that country are being funded by the U.S. government. This time, the money is being laundered through the quasi-governmental National Endowment for Democracy, hidden from AFL-CIO members and the American public.

Once again, it is being used to support the efforts of reactionary
labor and business leaders, helping to destabilize a democratically-elected
government that has made major efforts to alleviate poverty, carried out significant land reform in both urban and rural areas, and striven to change political institutions that have long worked to marginalize those at the lowest rungs in society. And also like Allende's Chile, Venezuela's government under president Hugo Chavez has opposed a number of actions by the U.S. Government, this time by the Bush Administration.
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[18 Apr 2004|07:20pm]
I hope you are all watching Bob Woodward on 60 minutes right now.. cuz im like WOAH!

more later..

oh and if anyone taped it, can you please tell me cuz im willing to trade a book or something for a video tape of it, i don't want to have to buy it
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[29 Mar 2004|08:46pm]
Democracy, liberation and freedom my ass.. WTF is this shit about? and im sure the right will come up w/ wonderful excuses why this HAD to be done..let it be known that this is some fascist bull shit. If Iraqis want dissent in their own country, who the fuck are these americans to tell them what newspapers should remain open or closed?

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq on Sunday closed a newspaper sponsored by a popular anti-American Shiite cleric, accusing it of creating unrest and inciting violence against occupation forces.

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i have so much respect for this women

Nobel Peace prize nominee and Voices in the Wilderness founder Kathy Kelly as she heads to court where she faces a one-month prison sentence for refusing to pay a fine from an antiwar protest last May. Kelly is also preparing to begin serving a 3-month sentence next week for her non-violent civil disobedience at the US Army's School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia last November.
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here we go again.. no lessons learned. [29 Feb 2004|10:10am]


As the barricades burned in the capital city around him, and with a rebel army on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Jean-Bertrand Aristide fought for his political life as Haitian president right until the end. Alone, he negotiated with senior US officials until the early hours of this morning, insisting that he should remain until the end of his elected term in 2006. According to one source, he resisted even while going up the stairs to the aircraft alongside his wife and some 40 aides.

Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has gone into exile after a three-week rebellion against him, saying he wanted to avoid bloodshed....In a statement, Mr Aristide said: "The constitution should not drown in the blood of the Haitian people...If my resignation is to prevent bloodshed, I accept to leave."


THE ARISTIDE YEARS
1990: Haiti's first democratically elected president
1991: Overthrown in military coup; exiled to US
1994: Reinstated; forbidden from standing for second consecutive term
2000: Wins contested elections
2004 - Jan: Haiti celebrates 200 years of independence, amid growing political protests
Feb 10: (approx) Exiled rebel leaders cross back into Haiti; capture north of country
Feb 29: Aristide leaves Haiti



Democracy Now! aired a special show Friday afternoon on the latest from Haiti where opposition groups with ties to the U.S. are preparing to invade the capital city of Port Au Prince. We spoke with Haitian First Lady Mildred Aristide, independent reporter Kevin Pina in Haiti, U.S. Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) and attorney Michael Ratner.

To listen to this special broadcast, you can download the show in MP3 format here or in OGG format here.



TRANSCRIPT
This transcript is available free of charge, however donations help us provide closed captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing on our TV broadcast. Thank you for your generous contribution.
Donate - $25, $50, $100, more...

AMY GOODMAN: From Pacifica Radio, this is a special report: “Haiti in Crisis.” I’m Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!” At this hour the streets of Port-au-Prince are barricaded, President Aristide and his wife, Mildred Aristide, are inside the palace. Armed gangs, paramilitaries are moving closer towards the capital of Port-au-Prince. Reports are that they have seized the town of Mirebalais, only 30 miles away, after taking the southern port of Les Cayes, Haiti’s third largest city; but it is difficult to determine the accuracy of all this because there is a major disinformation that is going on. US Secretary of State Colin Powell has come very close to telling President Aristide that he should bow out as President before his term expires, February 2006. He told reporters whether or not he is able to effectively continue as President is something he will have to examine carefully in the interests of the Haitian people. The Reverend Jesse Jackson, visiting Libya, urged the United States to protect Aristide. Jackson said, “Unless something happens immediately, the President could be killed.” He said, “We must not allow that to happen to that democracy. We must give the best troops to Haiti to protect the President’s compound.” In this hour we turn to the palace where I just got off the phone with the first lady of Haiti, Mildred Aristide. This is the full tape of what she had to say.

MILDRED ARISTIDE: Amy, it’s Mildred Aristide.

AMY GOODMAN: Hi. I thank you very much for calling. Why don’t we just speak right away, and, that is, are you afraid for your life and for your husband’s life?

MILDRED ARISTIDE: OK. The situation is quite critical. The thugs and the FRAPH and the military, who are heavily armed in the north, are sending messages repeatedly on the airways in Haiti, that they stand ready at any moment to storm Port-au-Prince. And here in Port-au-Prince, the population has erected - I am looking out the window – lots of barricades along the streets to prevent an attack. Security is at a heightened situation, but the president’s resolve is very strong, as he indicated yesterday and through to this morning that what is important in this moment for Haiti, in terms of the future of Haiti, is to establish the stability and the political stability that Haiti has never had, and for there to be a continuity of governance from one president to the next. Read more...Collapse )



Profiles of Guy Philippe: The rebelling soldier. Guy Philippe, who is emerging as the leader of the armed rebellion against President Aristide's rule, had promised to celebrate his 36th birthday in the Haitian capital on Sunday....His critics allege a questionable human rights record and point to rumoured involvement with military dictator Jean-Claude ("Baby Doc") Duvalier's regime in the 1980s.
In 1990, Mr Aristide was first elected president, but within a year had been overthrown in a coup and was exiled to the United States. Mr Philippe, who was by then in the army, escaped to Ecuador, where he allegedly received training from US Special Forces as part of the US campaign to reinstate Mr Aristide. He returned to Haiti in 1994, after Mr Aristide had been restored to power. In 1995 - fearing another coup attempt - Mr Aristide disbanded the army. Mr Philippe was incorporated into the new National Police Force, eventually serving as police chief in Cap-Haitien.
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The heart is not the center of thought (like Aristole claimed it was) it is just a pump, a machine. [14 Feb 2004|05:52pm]
You all know about Radio Free Europe right? it was started in 1949 by the CIA. It was one of the first forms of major propaganda outlet by the US government. In the following years its broadcasted blatantly false information i.e propaganda that for a long time it was considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in the U.S. The organization received its funds from the US Congress and the money passed to Radio Free Europe through the CIA. The broadcasts were part of a general CIA psychological warfare campaign directed behind the Iron Curtain. The CIA created general guidelines and had daily input into the handling of news items. The CIA funding of RFE was not publicly acknowledged until 1971.

Well today a new era has begun for American/westernized bull shit propaganda. say hello to Al-Hurra(The Free One)


"The Americans think that we hate them because we don’t receive accurate information about the reality of American politics. "This is not true. America’s image is ugly because American policies and actions are ugly. America can’t act the way it is acting and expect Arabs and Muslims to love her," said Farid Abu Dhuhair, Professor of Journalism and Mass communication at the Najah University in Nablus.

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in other news.. what is happening in Iran makes me happy right now, people somehow seem to be waking up.. not too scared to speak up.. i bet those mullahs are afraid.


Iran's crisis-hit parliamentary election has suffered a new blow with the withdrawal of 550 candidates who had been qualified to stand.
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From Democracy Now [11 Feb 2004|08:17pm]
How Hospitals Are Gouging and Even Arresting the Uninsured

What do the Emir of Kuwait and the working poor of the United States have in common? Not much, except when it comes to paying for health care in the United States. They all pay the highest price: up to 500% more than the hospital receives from insured patients. Read more...Collapse )
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hmm [06 Feb 2004|10:10pm]
A federal jury Friday convicted a former American Indian Movement member of murdering a woman who had been suspected of being a government informant.

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MEYMOON! [21 Jan 2004|11:48pm]

Kung Hei Fat Choi!



2004 is Year of the Monkey


YOU CAN MAKE A NEW YEAR'S CAKE (NEEN GOW)


Neen Gow, New Year's Cake, is the most important cake eaten on New Year's — the main ingredient, glutinous rice flour, is a symbol of cohesiveness. The egg-dipped, pan-fried slices have a mellow sweetness and are slightly chewy from glutinous rice flour. Mama remembers watching her grandmother's servants scraping the slab brown candy, peen tong, for this cake, which is the traditional technique. Brown candy is a kind of sugar that is sold by the slab in 1-pound packages and is also available loose in bins in some Chinese markets. The slabs are about 5 inches long, 1 1/4 inches wide, and a scant 1/2 inch thick. The scraping of the sugar is extremely labor-intensive, so some cooks dissolve the slabs of sugar in water, which is less authentic but much easier to prepare. Be sure to use glutinous rice flour here, not regular rice flour!

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it's not like we didnt know it ;) [10 Jan 2004|03:45pm]


Bush Planned Iraqi Invasion Before Sept. 11-Report Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill charges that President Bush entered office in January 2001 intent on invading Iraq and was in search of a way to go about it.




Never reluctant to speak his mind, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill has aimed a few well-chosen words at President George W. Bush, describing his old boss at cabinet meetings as a 'blind man in a room full of deaf people' "
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[10 Jan 2004|02:14pm]
WOOT!CLICK ON THAT AND WATCH!

http://www.drugpolicy.org/rush
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Stuff to do in LA this upcoming weekend/week [09 Jan 2004|01:46pm]
Saturday January 10
Join Code Pink, LA Bus Riders Union, Global Exchange and Not In
Our Name to Protest The LA Auto Show On January 10th
Call for an End to Our Oil Addiction and Demand Improved Mass Transit
Rally and Demonstration
12:00 Noon
Los Angeles Auto Show
LA Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street



Saturday January 10th from 9 AM to 1:30 PM
Not In Our Name Yard Sale
There will be books, furniture, clothes and an electric wheelchair,
etc!! Bring a friend!! Also donations of items for the sale needed!!
To donate, please drop off goods at the yard sale site which is:
536 N. Larchmont Ave. in Los Angeles
For more info, call (323) 462-6263

Wednesday January 14th
PROTEST CHENEY AT THE BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL
9876 Wilshire Blvd, (near Santa Monica)
11 am, January 14th
ALL OUT TO PROTEST AGAINST WAR-MAKER DICK CHENEY -
ONE WEEK TO MOBILIZE!
Dick Cheney, one of the principal architects and beneficiaries of the
war and occupation of Iraq, will be visiting Los Angeles to speak at
an event sponsored by the World Affairs Council.


Friday January 23rd
The friends and family of Javier Quezada Jr. would like to have a
hunger strike this month on the year anniversary of his murder at the
hands of a Pasadena Police Officer. The strike would start on
January 23 and go on indefinately.

June 8-10
G-8 Summit 2004 in Sea Island, Georgia
Global action against Capitalism - Imperialism
Get more info:
http://www.infoshop.org/octo/g8_2004.php
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[06 Jan 2004|01:08am]
I bought new pointe shoes in the wrong size on accident and i've already sewed them up and can't wear them.. :(

I already got new ones, but im selling these.. SOOO if anyone is interested PLEASE comment or email me at Nocturniagodess@yahoo.com

here is the info

they are 199 - Tendu IIs
"Featuring a light shank and a broad toe box, this shoe is designed to accommodate for broader toe configuration. A fine, responsive shoe for advanced students and professionals. Elastic drawstring.offering maximum bend at the arch without compromising support. Designed for the advanced student, pre-professional, and professional dancer. Intended to maximize the performance of the pre-strengthened foot and ankle, the balanced combination of insole, outsole, box, and vamp allows the dancer to sit high and straight on pointe. The shoe moves to where it is needed for perfect alignment without unnecessary resistance. Use Bloch Break-In Technique B."

I have not done the Break-In Technique, so they are good to go.. they are size 7 and i wear 6.5 / they are M Width / Pink Satin

im willing to only charge only half price for them.. they have NEVER been used.

here's a pix of it from the site.

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[05 Jan 2004|07:13am]
YO PEOPLE!

remember like mmm 3 mon ago when i did my free give away

http://www.livejournal.com/users/nocturniagodess/66948.html?nc=55

http://www.livejournal.com/users/nocturniagodess/67778.html?nc=10

Well.. some of you asked for stuff and NEVER Sent your addy.. well my lazy ass has FINALLY come around to get the shit together to send out BUT some of you never even sent me your info.. and im getting ready to send this stuff out by WED. of this week. i have the labels, mailing packages and all the shit ready to go.. some of you lil wankers live near me and most likely i already packed up your shit and threw it at you the last time i saw you hehe.. and/or I already have your addy so i don't need it.. but the rest of you well you should know if i have it or not or If you ever sent it to me or not

SO GET ME YOUR INFO PRONTO! otherwise it's going to take me ANOTHER 3 mon. to mail this shit out..take advantage of my fleeting moments of motivation.. they only come around once in a while..

post it in this thread anon. and it will be screened so only I will see it.. the anon screen posting is ON right NOW and be sure to leave me
1) LJ username
2) mailing addy you want me to send stuff to
3) remind me again what im sending you

aight, THANKS!

P.S those of you who asked for the FTAA posters and Beehive posters.. well im sorry they cost way too much for me to mail anywhere, they are going to make me buy those long poster thingies to mail them. Sowwy . so unless you are planning on coming over and picking them up im sending you the surprise extravaganza package instead i.e zines, book, smaller poster, cat food,and empty soda can j/k, but you get the picture..

P.P.S - Batya the glasses i was going to send you i broke on accident :( i'll figure something out, or ask for something else.
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space [03 Jan 2004|11:35pm]


A US space probe has landed on Mars to seek signs that the planet was once capable of supporting life. The six-wheeled rover Spirit parachuted on to the planet's surface at about 0435 GMT on Sunday. The rover sent back a radio signal shortly after touchdown which confirmed that it had survived the plunge through the Martian atmosphere.



Mars exploration has a chequered history. The planet is littered with the remains of spacecraft that have been lost in action.








As Europe and the United States prepare to launch missions to Mars, BBC News Online's Helen Briggs looks at our long-running fascination with the idea of Martian life.


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Liberation Iraqi Freedom [02 Jan 2004|11:04am]
This photo is of two members of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) on patrol with U.S. Army occupation soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division. These are the "soldiers" the U.S. is now training, arming, and hoping to turn some limited duties over to. Will the Iraqi people see these men as anything else but masked thugs... puppets who must HIDE their faces in order to carry out their orders?




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The code of conduct drew widespread criticism from press freedom advocates, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Society to Protect Journalists, and the International Federation of Journalists.
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Freedom of speech also is tightly constrained in “liberated” Iraq. Iraqis are not permitted to make statements that are critical of the occupation. As Reuters reported on Nov. 11,
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The Bush administration’s latest crackdown on suspected Iraqi rebels seems to promise more repression. One of the recent anti-insurgency offensives was codenamed “Operation Iron Hammer,” which ironically adopted the same name used by a military operation carried out by Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union during World War II.
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In the German Operation Iron Hammer, Adolf Hitler tried to cripple the Soviet war industry through targeted bombing. In Operation Iron Hammer in Iraq, U.S. forces have sought to intimidate the insurgents through bombing raids in the Sunni Triangle and other centers of resistance.

Indiscriminate repression of an occupied people also can be judged a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which was established to protect the rights of civilians in times of conflict and occupation. The Convention states that collective punishments are strictly prohibited. Article 33 says, “No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.”

Detaining family members as bargaining chips also can be seen as a form of hostage-taking, putting the Bush administration in violation of Article 34, which states, The taking of hostages is prohibited

But George W. Bush has tended to brush aside international law as an inconvenience since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He ignored the Third Geneva Convention by holding Afghan prisoners of war at the military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, without the protections of POWs or the right to go before a tribunal to determine their status. Bush’s Return Unilateralism

With the Iraqi insurgency intensifying and United States casualties mounting by the day, the US is turning to its good friend Israel for inspiration and lessons. Increasingly, the tactics being adopted by the US occupation forces in Iraq appear to be modeled on those used by Israel in the occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank.
The Americans have been rather reluctant to admit that the Israelis are coaching them in Iraq on the art of occupation. But whether or not they are willing to admit the liaison, there is enough evidence to prove it on the ground.

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How would YOU feel if masked gunmen were patrolling YOUR streets, breaking down YOUR front door, arresting YOUR loved ones and hauling them away? Imposing a curfew on you, forcing you to carry ID cards or you would be put in jail??.. Way to go America... winning hearts and minds in Iraq. Operation Iraqi Freedom right? too bad the freedom comes at the cost of thousands being killed and oppressed.

I recall hearing stories about Saddam Hussein's much feared militia. Those thugs dressed in black and wore black hoods to hide their identity while they terrorized the population. My... how things have changed from THAT oppressive military state. So much for "liberation." (The AP Photo was taken TODAY on Jan. 2, 2004, by Gregorio Borgia).
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a tiddle [02 Jan 2004|01:10am]
new years eve was as boring as heaven
i watched flies fuck on channel eleven
with no one to kiss and nothing to drink
cept some old rotten milk that's been left in the sink
-the fucking alkaline trio

I GOT DRUNK with the best people in the world!
I MISS MY COUSIN!
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[30 Dec 2003|08:16pm]
A federal appeals court dismissed a copyright lawsuit Mattel Inc. brought against a Utah artist who shot a photographic series depicting Barbie dolls naked in a blender, wrapped in a tortilla and sizzling on a wok. Mattel sued Tom Forsythe, a self-described "artsurdist" used the fashion dolls in a work entitled "Food Chain Barbie" to criticize "America's culture of consumption and conformism." One photo, "Malted Barbie," featured a nude Barbie on a vintage Hamilton Beach malt machine.

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