On MLK Day: Ruby Elzy, the Erased “First” American Soprano
Jan19

On MLK Day: Ruby Elzy, the Erased “First” American Soprano

Just some thoughts about trying to keep the magestic and human Martin Luther King IN “Martin Luther King Day,” as the lead figure, without erasing him in any way… as other ‘first of their kinds’ have sometimes been erased from our history. Leaving a hole in the fabric of accomplishments hard won. Maya Angelou was my friend. We met on book tour in 1992. We spoke just days before her death last year. In...

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Pop Culture: And Then He/She/They Said…
Jan17
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Surviving Dutch ‘Charlie’ Cartoonist Says He Vomits on Pope, Queen Elizabeth, Putin, et al
Jan11

Surviving Dutch ‘Charlie’ Cartoonist Says He Vomits on Pope, Queen Elizabeth, Putin, et al

It would appear that free speech is quite alive and well in France, as the following news article appears to demonstrate. You can read more here on the Dutch cartoonist who survived the shootings at Charlie for he did not go to the meeting at the office that horrible day when a police officer, a janitor and ten writers and artists at Charlie were murdered… and see how it goes for him now… keeping in mind, I think, that...

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The Two Brothers who Murdered 12 in Paris, and the Third Murderer at the Deli — are Dead
Jan09

The Two Brothers who Murdered 12 in Paris, and the Third Murderer at the Deli — are Dead

Police launched an assault Friday on a factory in northern France where the suspects in the Paris shooting were believed to be holding a hostage. The suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, were killed on Friday, according to several several reports including the Associated Press, Dow Jones and AFP. It is reported they wanted to be martyrs. The dictionary lists ‘martyr’ as a person who is...

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Erupting: A Third Murderer has taken hostages  in Paris this morning; thought tied to murder of female police officer yesterday
Jan09

Erupting: A Third Murderer has taken hostages in Paris this morning; thought tied to murder of female police officer yesterday

Another hostage situation is taking place at a kosher supermarket in Paris this morning. CBS News reports that an armed gunman has taken five people hostage. There are reports of one person wounded. Authorities believe this gunman is the same person who killed a female police officer Thursday. CBS News also reports that this gunman appears to be connected to the Kouachi brothers as they appear to have belonged to the same recruiting...

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French Police/ Air Special Forces Close in on Men Believed to be The Murderers; Hostage is Taken
Jan09

French Police/ Air Special Forces Close in on Men Believed to be The Murderers; Hostage is Taken

IT is said that those believed to have murdered 12 writers and artists/cartoonists in Paris [critically injuring 4 more and yet another 4 are also injured from the satire magazine Charlie Hedbo] are currently located and surrounded in a small industrial town outside Paris. Apparently at least one hostage, possibly a shopkeeper, has been taken, and it appears the French police have attempted to open negotiations, but the sense at the...

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AMENDED UPDATE It is now said 1 suspect in custody, two at large/ Paris, France: 12 murdered by gunmen at office of newspaper publishing satire [Also an atrocity caught on video]
Jan07

AMENDED UPDATE It is now said 1 suspect in custody, two at large/ Paris, France: 12 murdered by gunmen at office of newspaper publishing satire [Also an atrocity caught on video]

AMENDED UPDATE: Although NBC, Drudge Report, Associated Press reported earlier today that one suspect was dead and two in custody, those assertions appear to be retracted now, and the latest report is that one suspect is in custody and the other two, who appear to be brothers, are still at large. We will stay tuned. UPDATE: The Associated Press, citing police officials, named the suspects as Frenchmen Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi....

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UPDATE: 2 NYPD officers shot in Bronx, tonight Monday Jan 5, 2015; More from de Blasio
Jan06

UPDATE: 2 NYPD officers shot in Bronx, tonight Monday Jan 5, 2015; More from de Blasio

Update: The two officers who were shot were 6 and 7 years’ long veterans of NYPD. The hospital report has been amended for now, to one officer shot in lower back and arm and in critical condition. One officer was shot in the chest and arm and is reported in stable condition. Shortly after the shooting, investigators were notified that a man had arrived at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center with a...

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Una Vez Más: The Old Man and The Baby, New Year’s Iconology: A Lost Story
Jan01

Una Vez Más: The Old Man and The Baby, New Year’s Iconology: A Lost Story

The Lost Story About What The Old Man and the New Baby Used to Mean for Human Renewal of Body, Mind, Spirit, Heart and Soul… at New Year’s We’re led to believe that New Year’s images are about the Old Year going out as a bent over old man… and the New Year toddling in as a grinning infant. That’s what the buycandy buywine buybeer folks would have us believe. But those are degraded images. Long ago, there were far brighter...

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La Posada: Happy Holidays to One and All From All of Us at TMV
Dec25

La Posada: Happy Holidays to One and All From All of Us at TMV

A little storycito about La Posada, a ‘go away/ come closer’ ritual in dead winter where madwomen and madmen go out in the night in order to be rejected on purpose Posada is done by many a Latino, in many different ways depending on where you live. It is the ritual we play out going door to door amongst our neighbors and friends, asking for shelter for the Holy Family who are being turned away from all the inns, and with...

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Joe Cocker, Heartbroken Singer, Passes. RIP
Dec22

Joe Cocker, Heartbroken Singer, Passes. RIP

http://www.southbendtribune.com/entertainment/inthebend/entertainmentnews/british-singer-joe-cocker-dead-at/article_b1802f8a-8a12-11e4-a6f0-873ff18480ff.html many will remember his brokenhearted songs and his fullbody expression while he sang that resembled sometimes a giant raptor flapping wings, and other times as though he was carried away by a drumbeat only he could hear and that we could see… His songs may make an apt...

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Two NYPD Officers Murdered in Brooklyn/ UPDATED: De Blasio, mayor, Spurned After
Dec20

Two NYPD Officers Murdered in Brooklyn/ UPDATED: De Blasio, mayor, Spurned After

UPDATE: It appears to be shaping up that Bill de Blasio, current mayor of New York City, is disliked intensely by many in NYPD, in their opinion after De Blasio did not stand up for law and order nor unequivocally for police officers assaulted during protests [despite clear videos of same], for backslapping, ignoring questions he’s ‘uncomfortable’ answering that are seemingly germaine to the lead up to the...

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2004: Putin Grabbed Power When Chechens Attacked Russian School. 385 Dead.
Dec16

2004: Putin Grabbed Power When Chechens Attacked Russian School. 385 Dead.

I thought I could, but I cant. I thought I could write about the Chechen/Ingush terrorist invasion of the Beslan school in Russia that as unleashed on the innocent ten years ago– that abject tragedy beyond tragedy seeming to give Putin opportunity to seriously deepen his personal power over others, and perhaps inspired him in his increasingly coalesced powers since then, to invade Crimea ten years later, trying to break Ukraine....

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This Day: Taliban Murders Over 100 SCHOOL CHILDREN in PAKISTAN
Dec16

This Day: Taliban Murders Over 100 SCHOOL CHILDREN in PAKISTAN

Most recent update: Forces in Pakistan say all the Taliban who entered the school and murdered now estimated over 130 souls, are all dead. UPDATE: It is said that The Pakistani soldiers have killed five of the Taliban who have undertaken this slaughter of the innocents. There is speculation because Taliban have destroyed thousands of schools in their path, that their insanity was also responsible for attempting to murder now 17 year...

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Torture: Did the American Psychological Association Collude With Torture of Human Beings?
Dec11

Torture: Did the American Psychological Association Collude With Torture of Human Beings?

I first wrote and then published this article on December 8, 2007, seven long years ago at TMV. True then. Still so now. The ability of citizens to ‘petition their government’ has become a feat of climbing the glass mountain, as in the fairytales of eld. Not until the glass mountain was shattered, were the people able to scale to the treasure, which was not in its height and supposed grandeur, but at its roots, at its...

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JOURNAL: THE SAD BAD NEWS FOR THE IMMIGRANT BASHERS FROM THE GOP
Dec01

JOURNAL: THE SAD BAD NEWS FOR THE IMMIGRANT BASHERS FROM THE GOP

I think back about the sunset to the west, the red sun dropping down into the forest across the road. I’m a child on the cement stoop in the boon docks of N’orthn Indianer. I am en-wondered by seeing this beauty of light going down into the dark fingers of the trees… a forest that cannot hold the sun forever. It will rise. Again and again. Even with raging alcohol eating up the men and women in the families,...

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Did GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten Criticize These Females for Their ‘Dress’ & Demeanor
Dec01

Did GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten Criticize These Females for Their ‘Dress’ & Demeanor

…or is it just the young teen daughters of First Lady and current President of the United States, Sasha and Malia? Who I think are lovely and composed and dressed like many a young woman today. FIRST VOLLEY Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), had written this attacking the two girls who actually are just standing there listening to their father speak. [Thanks Janet Shan, one of our TMV...

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UPDATE: War memorial soldier murdered/ gunman dead, Canadian Parliment Locked down
Oct22

UPDATE: War memorial soldier murdered/ gunman dead, Canadian Parliment Locked down

UPDATE: The Parliment Buildings are no longer on lockdown in Ottawa. Soldier murdered appears to have been shot in the back. He was Corp Nathan Cerillo, a father of a young kindergarden aged son. The long gunfire in the parliment building which has cathedral ceilings was hugely amplified and terrifying to those in the building. Four others were injured and taken to the hospital, one a security guard. The top security officer of the...

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9-11 Elegy
Sep11

9-11 Elegy

Just this: may all souls be comforted in ways that matter to each soul. May the days be eased by beauty and remembering better times. May the Autumn light be beautiful to look at. May we be sad with those who are sad. May we be glad with those who find a bit of gladness. May we not relive, but remember the goodness of the good souls. And especially may we be healed by invisible hands and by visible hearts more and more as time goes...

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Their Name is ISIL, Not ISIS
Sep03

Their Name is ISIL, Not ISIS

Their name is ISIL– pronounced as in– Is-ill. ISIS is an ancient Egyptian godddess-healer who ironically [in the face of ISIL's braggert beheading of now hundreds of innocents for show] seeks out the dismembered parts of her brother who was taken down by his own evil brother– and Isis, through love, brings her dismembered brother back to wholeness again. So, yes, the group is ISIL. And no, ISIL is no Isis. Not even...

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