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Madmanmikey

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While in school, from the primary grades through college, students are supposed to learn American history. But what a student can learn in one hour, three days a week, is ultimately pretty little. What makes this even worse is not what they try and teach you, but the important things they decide not to teach you.

The Bonus March of 1932 is one of those things they didn't teach you.

This march happened in one of the worst years of the Great Depression. The veterans -- some of whom brought their entire families with them to Washington DC -- were not greedy men. On the contrary, they were desperate men, desperate to keep their families fed and alive. Many of these men were unemployed in a time before food stamps and public assistance.

Simply put, if they did not work, they did not eat. And more important to many of them, their families did not eat.

So what bonus were they marching for? Well, as World War I veterans, the United States Government had promised them a bonus of several thousand dollars, payable in 1945. A relative few veterans, being hungry, hopeless and seeing no other possible help in sight, put together this march. As word spread to other veterans across the country, the numbers heading to the Capital grew and grew.

There were a few historic figures taking part in the episode -- General Douglas MacArthur, Major George S. Patton and Major Eisenhower forced the veterans out of Washington at gunpoint, effectively destroying President Hoover's hope for a second term.

Supporting the veterans was America's most decorated military officer of the day, Smedley Butler (Marine General, retired). As an aside, Butler would go on to write a book -- War is a Racket -- condemning several of the campaigns he had taken part in, and condemning the practice war itself.

This film clip is from the last half of episode two of the six part PBS/BBC2 series "The Great Depression." It is an important and overlooked piece of American history which needs to be shared.

I do not own the rights to this video and will not be making any money off of it. It's just important to share this sort of information.

Imam Mohammad Tawhidi - the @IamamofPeace - reacts to far right wingers, New Zealand

This is the Periscope* livestream from the Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, aka the @IamamofPeace, addressing comments on his Twitter from far right right wing followers. I am sharing his comments without any edits.

His Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Tawhidi
*Is this periscope? Please let me know the name of the app. Thanks.

The cardinal rule...

That is "Don't fuck with people who handle your food."

He's beginning to believe

I dedicate this brief clip to the prince, per this headline story -
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/it-mine-prince-harry-jokingly-asks-meghan-markle-paternity-question-n976276

Hell-Cat Penny

I used to wonder how people saw the sociopath Dexter as a sympathetic character. Once I saw this movie I got it. The entire movie - The Watchmen - in a way reminds me of the ancient Greeks plays, the fate destroys a man ones, sort of like Oedipus at Colonus.

Watchmen, Rorschach, Night Owl. Miss Jupiter, Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias,. The Comedian, Antarica, DO IT,

mon pauvre bébé

a premonition of flames 2

mother forgive me

a premonition of flames...

hold my hand. close your eyes

it is not my custom to go where I am not wanted

I've spent most of my life taking baths in the dark...

[NOTE]

Someone asked what this was from and asked if it was my own. No and Yes. Let me tell you

The clip is an interview with Patricia Arquette and it is from an overview of the David lynch movie Lost Highway. This movie was made to build hype for Lynch's coming movie (I think it was Mulholland Drive. This documentary film includes cast members from a a number if Lynch's movies, from Eraserhead to Mulholland Drive.

OK, so if Lynch's people made the movie, what did I do?

My part was silly and totally masturbatory - I found a scene I have either enjoyed or thought was important in a movie. I select it then I throw edits at it. In this case I selected the clip, reviewed it to see what improvements I thought could be made, divided the clip to adapt each scene to a different set of edits, then I decide which edits to make.

In this piece I added Levels, Saturation, Resizing, Film Temperature and a few audio edits. In this case I likely adjusted the Amplification, Limiting, Classic Filters, Equalization and Echo. (I did each of these a couple of times. My goal was to make the sound sound a little creepy).

Again, please know what I do is done to share things which are enjoyable or meaningful to me. This endeavor is truly masturbatory.

The software used is Shotcut and Audacity. Neither is a professional software package but both are open source and therefor free. I encourage you to use these to start your own creative endeavors. You are now free to chronicle your own life. Get going.

if that's what you think, then that's all you'll ever be

There's a lot of fine ways to die...

The good's an illusion

for a moment, hope, love and beauty merge at the end of the world

I hate it when you lie.

Somebody's carrying a bullet for you now... Firefly

Dontre Hamilton was killed by cops. There was a hearing about reinstating him attended by his mother.

This might have been one of those "same old same old" things, but then one of the cop candidates cracked up laughing while Dante's mother was testifying.

Things did not go well for the recruit.

The things you find in antique stores...

Talking to the Dead - the chair method

make peace with the living or the dead in your life using this handy bit of psychodrama, the chair method.

No New Age. No magic. No Woo. make peace with someone by talking to them when they are not there.

Little boy and the prostitute...

Another joke that is so fucking funny. Or at least was when I first heard it in 82.

DaysnDaze is a Texas Thrash Grass band which tours all over the place.

This is a 3/27/2015 (+/-) performance took place at the late lamented Ditch, located on downtown Kenosha's 6th Avenue.

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I have a trove of old videos, some shot by me but the most clips of movies. The clips are just small snippets which i think have meaning in themselves. I do not have a theme but rather post what I feel like posting.

I've spent most of my life taking baths in the dark...

Someone asked what this was from and asked if it was my own. No and Yes. Let me tell you

My part in each video is silly and totally masturbatory - I find a scenes I have either enjoyed or thought important. I select the clip, reviewed it to see what improvements I thought could be made, divided the clip to adapt each scene to a different set of edits, then I decide which edits to make. In short, I throw shit at the wall and see what sticks.

I have been known to add Levels, Saturation, Resizing, Film Temperature and a few audio edits - Amplification, Limiting, Classic Filters, Equalization and Echo. (I may add each of these a couple of times. If I don't feel like keeping it more or less real I will also throw Glow, Technicolor, Grain (I love grain) Projector Flips or a dozen other things.

Again, please know what I do is done to share things which are enjoyable or meaningful to me. This endeavor is truly masturbatory.

The software I normally use is Shotcut and Audacity. Neither is a professional software package but both are open source and therefor free. I encourage you to use these to start your own creative endeavors. You are now free to chronicle your own life. Get going.

If you have any clip suggestions I'd love to hear them.

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