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18 Sep 2016 : Leaks

Gas Prices up due to MASSIVE pipeline leak

It's normal for oil pipelines to have massive leaks that destroy the environment.

Say, this just in... ignorant backwards indians like nonoctave.com's owner are saying pipelines leak? What is that about? Clearly indians are ignorant about science and technology since we are able to create perfectly safe pipelines and there is absolutely nothing to worry about folks, other than these savage barbaric indians! You can trust us. Yours sincerely, the Completely Trustworthy and Honest Mainstream Media.

16 Sep 2016 : Unity

The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around

At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”

Standing Rock Camp Undaunted, Committed, Peaceful

The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Is Unprecedented

Pipeline Protest Site a City Unto Itself With School, Meals

14 Sep 2016 : Leaks

Hundreds of oil spills kept secret by North Dakota

Pipeline advocates say that it's known how to build pipelines that don't leak. Yet North Dakota alone has hundreds of oil leaks a year, about half of which are from pipelines. Perhaps they can prove they know how to build these mythical pipelines that don't leak by replacing the ones they already have which constantly leak with ones that don't. That makes more sense than building yet another pipeline that looks just like the other ones, over the longest river in the US, which supplies water to millions of people throughout the US, beginning in Montana, passing through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, on its way down to the Gulf of Mexico.

13 Sep 2016 : Hope

Why Black Lives Matter is fighting alongside Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Tribal Dakota Pipeline Resistance the Start of Something Bigger

Amnesty International Letter to North Dakota Authorities

United Nations calls for US to respect 2010 US endorsed agreement on Indigenous Rights requiring consultation and cooperation with the Sioux and other indigenous peoples.

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

13 Sep 2016 : Suppression

Today the military descended full force on the Standing Rock land, violently attacking the defenders of the water, journalists, and medics at gunpoint, and subsequently abducting them.

Furthermore, live video of the violent attacks against the indigenous defenders is being blacked out not only by the mass media, but also by social media hosts such as Facebook which are censoring all discussion.

The corrupt media continues to falsely claim the defenders are trespassing. They are camped on the Standing Rock reservation. The bulldozers are destroying graves and sacred sites on what is called private property, but what is part of defined Sioux land according to both the 1851 and the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. The argument that it is not rests on the US Supreme Court claim, upheld to this day, that the government is not obligated in any way to any treaty obligations whatsoever with any indian tribe on account of all Indians being considered not fully human and instead being perpetual "Wards of the State", and that the US has an inherant right to all indian land due to a legal theory based on a 15th century Papal Bull called the "Doctrine of Discovery". Under this Doctrine, it is presumed that indigenous persons intrinsically can not own any land but at best "occupy" it as a fish does the water and therefore land that is "discovered" by a european Christian which is "occupied" by indigenous people belongs to the european Christian person's home nation. These are obviously illegitimate and nonsensical arguments, yet this doctrine still remains a valid precedent in the law systems of both the US and Canada.

To the fair weather fake progressives who keep telling me it all happened a long time ago and no living indian has been harmed by anyone and no living white colonist has even harmed an indian, you are wrong. It continues to this day. It is still legal in the US for whites to rape indians. Indians are still legally considered to not be full humans. It is still OK in the US, Australia and Canada to steal Indian land. It is still OK to kill and imprison Indians for protecting the land. And up until 1981, Indians were still being forcibly sterilized without their consent. This is genocide as defined by the Geneva Convention. It is still ongoing and you support and defend it. White people can not respect indigenous people or land. There is no solution in which whites remain in control of indigenous land. And whites remaining in control will result in the complete and total destruction of earth because of the nature of european society and culture, going back to their myth in a Domination Mandate.

Some ACLU commentary here.

Lakota life expectancy is 48 for men, 52 for women.

The US has continued to confiscate Lakota land throughout the 19th, 20th and now 21st centuries.

Standing Rock is revitalizing the Lakota language.

11 Sep 2016 : Pacification

Pacification and the Illusion of Victory

Pause is not Stop. Preparing for Winter.

10 Sep 2016 : More Arrest Warrants Issued

The People's Republic of North Korea Dakota has now issued arrest warrants for Democracy Now journalist and executive producer Amy Goodman, as well as Red Warrior Camp media spokesman Cody Hall.

09 Sep 2016 : Oliver Stone

Legendary American director Oliver Stone states his vote is for Jill Stein.

09 Sep 2016 : Water Arrival

Pacific Northwest tribes arriving by canoe at Standing Rock.

Over 4000 indians warriors and allies are now present at Standing Rock, prepared to defend the sanctity of the water.

09 Sep 2016 : Follow the Money

Who Is Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline? Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo...

09 Sep 2016 : More military deployed against protestors

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple deploying more soldiers to the front lines to man the state's armed checkpoints.

08 Sep 2016 : Lola Yuldasheva - Turned In

Xabar means a report. Xabor ol means reported, or turned in.

Lola Yuldasheva - Xabar ol | Лола Юлдашева - Хабар ол

08 Sep 2016 : Interview with Native Woman Attacked by War Dogs

Interview with Native Woman Attacked by War Dogs

08 Sep 2016 : Interview with LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

Interview with Standing Rock Sioux tribal historian LaDonna Brave Bull Allard who discusses the Whitestone massacre, the militarization of the area, the drones, and the state's blockading the roads leading in to Standing Rock, isolating them in an attempt at a blockade, along with racial profiling where Indians no longer have the right to travel on roads in the area, but white people are waved on through.

The government has also arranged to have cell phone towers in the area shut down, eliminating cell phone coverage in the Standing Rock area.

08 Sep 2016 : National Guard Military Troops Activated against Indians

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has officially activated the National Guard in order to deal with indians protesting the attacks on their sovereign land, water, gravesites, women, children, elders, and men by for profit corporations and their hired and acquired violent mercenaries.

08 Sep 2016 : Arrest Warrants Issued

Both Dr. Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka were formally charged Wednesday in Morton County with counts of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. Morton County sheriff’s office spokesman Rob Keller has stated that if authorities encounter Stein or Baraka they will arrest them.

Stein said in a statement that she hopes that North Dakota authorities will instead "press charges against the real vandalism taking place at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation: the bulldozing of sacred burial sites and the unleashing of vicious attack dogs" and that she "supports the courageous Indigenous leaders who are taking a stand to protect future generations from the deadly greed of the fossil fuel industry". In a later statement she said, "I approve the action of ordinary people standing up to the destruction of our climate and sacred sites. Trump and Clinton support the right of corporations to destroy our planet and communities for their profits. Ajamu and I do not."

Ajamu Baraka said in a statement, "Our campaign is all about standing up to the rich and powerful who believe in their right to exploit the rest of the planet’s beings and resources for their own profit. The state should be prosecuting the crimes of threatening the water of millions and the attacks on peaceful protestors."

More.

Unidentified aircraft have been circling the protestors who have also been surrounded by legions of militarized armed state and federal police forces preparing to make their move. International Observers are Urgently Needed to prevent a human rights crisis.

Related: North Korea Dakota legalizes weaponized drones for domestic use by police agencies

07 Sep 2016 : ND Authorities Seeking to Arrest Dr. Jill Stein

Morton County North Dakota Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeiers announced today that he is working through the state's attorney to pursue criminal charges of trespassing and vandalism charges against Green Party Candidate Dr. Jill Stein following her participation in the pipeline protest which is taking place on treaty defined sovereign and unceded Sioux lands.

Dr. Stein is the only active candidate who has come out in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others regarding the illegal pipeline. Bernie Sanders, no longer an active candidate has also filed a letter of support, but has not been able to appear in person to demonstrate. No other candidate has voiced support of the issue.

Should the North Dakota authorities arrest Dr. Stein for her protesting related activity it is unclear what effect this will have on her campaign and ability to participate in the debates. In response to the news that she was facing charges by authorities, Dr. Stein asked "Will they charge the oil company that razed sacred burial grounds?"

North Dakota authorities have already arrested many Lakota and Dakota Sioux indians and allied protestors for non-violent democratic protesting activities, including the Chairman of the Standing Rock tribe Dave Archambault II.

Green Party Running mate and long time human rights activist Ajamu Baraka also may face arrest for writing "We Need Decolonization" on the rusted front blade of a bulldozer.

Jill Stein: We must win this battle. This pipeline must be stopped. #NoDAPL

brief talk at standing rock

06 Sep 2016 : Plunder, Pillage, Destroy

How the U.S. Government Is Helping Corporations Plunder Native Land

06 Sep 2016 : Dog Expert on "Bite Work"

Canine Expert Decries "Egregious" & "Horrific" Dog Attacks on Native Americans Defending Burial Site

04 Sep 2016 : The Dogs Return

Private military hired by petroleum corporations unleashes dogs of war against Lakotas defending their land and water.
Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Protesters With Dogs and Mace

Dr. Jill Stein supports Lakota sovereignty.

Standing Rock Sioux's press release about the general pipeline situation [pdf]

“As the Spaniards went with their war dogs hunting down Indian men and women, it happened that a sick Indian woman who could not escape from the dogs, sought to avoid being torn apart by them, in this fashion: she took a cord and tied her year-old child to her leg, and then she hanged herself from a beam. But the dogs came and tore the child apart; before the creature expired, however, a friar baptized it."

“They would cut an Indian’s hands and leave them dangling by a shred of skin. . . they would test their swords and their manly strength on captured Indians and place bets on the slicing off of heads or the cutting of bodies in half with one blow. . . . [One] cruel captain traveled over many leagues, capturing all the Indians he could find. Since the Indians would not tell him who their new lord was, he cut off the hands of some and threw others to the dogs, and thus they were torn to pieces.”

“They threw into those holes all the Indians they could capture of every age and kind.. . . Pregnant and confined women, children, old men [were] left stuck on the stakes, until the pits were filled. . . . The rest they killed with lances and daggers and threw them to their war dogs who tore them up and devoured them."

Survivors of the 9/3 dog attacks believe the selection of this particular date to begin vicious dog attacks against indian women, children, and elders was not a coincidence, and was intentionally chosen because it was the anniversary of the Whitestone Hill Massacre. This may be to send a message that the oil companies and the US and North Dakota state governments supporting the illegal oil pipeline are willing to stop at nothing, including the massacre of indians who stand in the way. Furthermore it is believed that these violent actions and the desecration of the graves of the victims and survivors of the massacre have been designed with the specific intent of provoking a violent response from the descendants and sovereign citizens, at which point US and State Troops will be called in to finish the job. Aware of these tactics, protest leaders are continuing to maintain a peaceful protest despite violence and atrocities currently being committed against them by corporations, private corporate military, their militarized attack dogs, and state and national authorities.

03 Sep 2016 : Defense of Water

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs & Pepper Spray

03 Sep 2016 : 153rd anniversary of Whitestone Hill Massacre

On Sept. 3-5, 1863, a village of Yanktonai, Santee, and Teton Sioux citizens, including women and children, were attacked and slaughtered by Brigadier General Alfred Sully and his troops. Sully then burned the village to the ground.

Samuel J. Brown, who was an interpretor at the Santee indian agency at Crow Creek, testified that:

I hope you will not believe all that is said of Sully's successful expedition against the Sioux. I don't think he ought to brag of it at all, because it was what no decent man would have done. He pitched into their camp and just slaughtered them, worse a great deal than what the Indians did in 1862, he killed very few men and took no hostile ones prisoners, he took some but they were friendly Yanktons, and he let them go again.... It is lamentable to hear how those women and children were slaughtered, it was a perfect massacre, and now he returns saying that we need fear no more, for he has wiped out all hostile Indians from Dakota; if he had killed men instead of women and children, then it would have been a success, and the worse of it, they had no hostile intention whatever, the Nebraska 2nd pitched into them without orders, while the Iowa 6th were shaking hands with them.

This was just one of countless attacks against indian people in North Dakota by the United States government and its colonists.

Victims of this massacre and descendants of their survivors are among those buried in sacred burial grounds in the Standing Rock region. After the illegal oil pipeline company asked members of the Standing Rock tribe to identify these sites on a map, the oil pipeline company intentionally bulldozed specific sites that had been identified as burial grounds.

02 Sep 2016 : Brother Islam Karimov Walks On

We report that our brother, a great defender of indigenous rights against the onslaught of western colonialist thought, President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, has walked on after an illness.

Among Karimov's progressive and enlightened modernistic policies was a complete ban on the disruptive, troublesome and intolerant antisocial practice of proselytization, regardless of its source.

May the great people of Uzbekistan whom I love find a new leader able to temper disruptive behaviors and continue leader Karimov's enlightened era of temperance, tolerance and protection of a wide variety of beliefs and practices. Only with such tolerance may humanity survive.

28 Aug 2016 : Regarding the War of 1812

History education is famously poor in most US schools. Some interesting historical facts of the War of 1812 many have not been aware of are becoming an important contemporary issue.

Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery (@ The Intercept)

Washington Is Burning: Two centuries of racial tribulation in the nation’s capital (@ Harpers)

25 Aug 2016 : detainee US9IZ-157911CI

Abu Ghraib detainee US9IZ-157911CI is also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State.

23 Aug 2016 : Assange Statement

21 Aug 2016 : National Guard Military Troops Activated against Indians

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has declared a "state of emergency" regarding the peaceful indians legitimately protesting the criminal assaults on their land and water by for-profit corporations.

8 Aug 2016

It's Time You Realize #AllLivesMatter Is Racist

On Being Asked to Change ‘Black Lives Matter’ to ‘All Lives Matter’ (via)

The next time someone says ‘all lives matter,’ show them these 5 paragraphs

“All Lives Matter” and other signs that diminish a movement

Enough Already With ‘All Lives Matter’

Why #AllLivesMatter Is An Ignorant Response To #BlackLivesMatter

18 July 2016 : Jill Stein

Why I'm supporting Jill Stein

[I]n the language of Coltrane, she’s a major force for good, accenting the role of poor and working people being center stage. She’s green in terms of trying to save the planet in the face of corporate greed. She’s fundamentally concerned with issues of racial justice, legacies of white supremacy as well as male supremacy. She’s concerned about empowering working people. She opposes TPP, trying to make sure we don’t have the corporate reshaping of the world economy—the kind of policies, of course, Democratic Party has supported, President Obama has supported. It’s hard to find somebody at the national level who provides a certain kind of hope, given the unbelievable spiritual decline and moral decay. And by spiritual decline and moral decay, I mean greed and indifference and contempt in the driver seat among our elites vis-à-vis all working people and poor people. It’s just sad to see so many fellow working people and fellow citizens supporting a pseudo-populist and neofascist like Donald Trump. They’re in pain. The pain is very real, but they’re moving in a right-wing direction.

10 July 2016 : A-WA

A-WA - Habib Galbi

A-WA // Yemenite Rain Song

A-WA is currently one of the most popular groups in Yemen. Founded by three Yemeni Jewish sisters living in third generation exile, they perform traditional Yemenite songs sung in the Judeo Yemeni dialect of Arabic.

10 July 2016

The coalition of three extreme terrorist rogue states - Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Britain - continue their reign of terrorism, war crimes, and psychotic genocidal religious war against the innocent people of Yemen:

A cluster bomb made in America shattered lives in Yemen’s capital (Washington Post)

8 July 2016

The sadistic and cowardly war of terrorism waged by the United States against its black citizens continues into its 240th year with no signs of abating.

I'm tired of watching state-sanctioned lynchings. (Dallas News)

Videos of police brutality now resemble modern-day lynchings (Quartz)

21 June 2016 : Uyg'ur xalq qo'shig'i

Great video from the talented and always-hilarious Bojalar. Fantastic color design, great song, and fully microtonal. Really nice work here.

Bojalar - Uyg'ur xalq qo'shig'i | Божалар - Уйгур халк кушиги

There's so much attention to detail here and great artistry. Phonemically, listen to the tone qualities of i, a and s which Bojalar uses. i and a at times are partially sung at the end, rather than a vibrato increase like we might see in bel canto style, but a movement towards glottal sound production, yet not the full central asian nomadic style, but a new half stop style, a gravelly sizzle.

The color matching is stunning, and the background details as well. So many scenes can just be paused and studied in detail for their artistic cinematographic presentation. Obviously there is a prussian blue and orange color scheme, but it's very specific forms, a poppy or dark persimmon orange, and a desaturated medium dark cyanic blue jean are the primary two colors, with a golden orange as the bright highlight. The lipstick of the girls, the rose on their caps, the outer embellishment of their embroidery, the details in the suzanis hanging on the walls, and the pattern on the piyola (tea bowl) are all not just similar but are exact matches. Were these items sourced or did Bojalar's production crew do full Hollywood style color matching and go frame by frame to ensure the exact hue was used for each item. In either case the level of careful attention paid to the color palette is amazing.

7 June 2016 : Lol qolaman

Light hearted video from Munisa about guys impressing girls through feats of strength and skill. Sweet microtonal break on Surnay starting at 2′30″. Nice to see the minaret Mohammed Aminkhan of Khiva featured.

Munisa Rizayeva - Lol qolaman | Муниса Ризаева - Лол коламан

30 May 2016 : Genocide Memorial Day

Today is the day the illegal occupation government of America celebrates its colonialist genocide mentality.

18 May 2016 : Qat Ban

We are sad to report that extremists have banned use of the harmless medicinal herb Qat in South Yemen. This is on unfortunate side effect of the intolerance of colonialism: extremists, possibly in the payroll of western pharmaceutical corporations, have banned the use of the harmless herb Qat, a medicinal herb tradition going back centuries. It's unfortunate to see South Yemen becoming as intolerant, extremist, and fanatical as radical rogue enclaves of intolerance such as the sadistic Puritan United States.

14 May 2016 : Mental Math

Today we bought some apples and I was discussing how there are so many of these cultivars that yield large volume apples, larger than one would reasonably want. Compare to my own orchard that has reasonable sized apples.

I wondered out loud how much larger an apple would have to be to have twice the volume. Explaining my knowledge of microtonality, I hypothesized it would be a tiny bit more than 25% larger, perhaps 26% or so.

Getting back from the store, I calculated the actual value was 25.991%.

Microtonality allows one to do these sorts of calculations in their head. Since the volume of a sphere is proportional to the cube of its radius, the problem was equivalent to finding the third root of 2, the number that multiplied by itself 3 times comes to 2. A ratio of 2/1 is 1200 cents in logarithmic space, and a third of that is 400 cents. 386 cents a microtonalist will know is equivalent to a ratio of 5/4, or 1.25. So one would want a ratio a little bigger than that.

13 May 2016 : They are Listening

Hidden Microphones

4 May 2016 : Undesireable Caste

For Your Records

Your request to join the xe------nic (m-----onal wiki) wiki has been declined.

FWIW, I requested to join so that I could add a comment to the discussion of an article (and not the body itself) that claimed the obsolete software I once wrote years ago (LMSO) supported a feature that it did not support. As you can see my request was declined. Interesting since randomly generated email addresses applying are reqularly approved, contrary to my well known address, and certainly known to the council of approvers, who choose to remain anonymous and unaccountable, the opposite of democracy or openness. This is what happens when fascism, ignorance and intolerance dominate a field, as has happened with both microtonality and xenharmonics, both labels of which have been utterly destroyed by intolerant extremists who produce little to nothing.

2 May 2016 : Kelin

Indigenous Cinema is films in an indigenous context made by indigenous filmmakers.

2009 was the first year that a film from Central Asia made it through Academy Award nomination and to the finals. Kelin means daughter-in-law. The film has very little dialogue. The dialogue presented is in an extinct language, and presented with no subtitles. It takes place 1800 years ago. The cinematography is breathtaking and the film is wonderful. It is only available on DVD in Kazakhstan.

26 April 2016 : Tale of the East by Чолпонай Бегиш

Чолпонай Бегиш - Чыгыш жомогу (Tale of the East)

25 April 2016 : America

CIA torture.

APA approved therapists.

Memo Mori

24 April 2016 : Emanet by Hassak

Hassak - Emanet (Аманат) altyazıl

18 Apr 2016 : Kaniza - Yor-yor | Каниза - Ёр-ёр

Congratulations and best wishes to Kaniza who got married this year. In this video she depicts a traditional wedding. Yor means beloved.

Kaniza - Yor-yor | Каниза - Ёр-ёр

April 2016

Glad to hear the news about Marian Anderson, but why not Mildred Bailey? The answer is as simple as it is obvious. Colonialist racist mentality.

April 2016

My mother died a decade ago because toxic black mold in her home. The mold grew because Norton Homes used low quality water pipes made of a material that was prone to developing tiny holes and misting the inside of walls, allowing toxic black mold to grow there without anyone noticing. We found the mold after her death, it was in a wall in the room she wouldn't go in anymore because she said there was something weird in there that made it so she couldn't breathe. We all felt it, sort of a burning edgy sensation, but didn't know what was causing it and couldn't find it even though there was a general dampness in that room that no one could find the source of.

There was a class action suit where this company had to pay to replace the cheap bad pipes, but we were never notified.

This is how it is. A corporation cuts corners and your family dies and no one is accountable and the people that work at the company all say they are not to blame. It all happened a long time ago and has nothing to do with their current life.

How many people die each year due to corporate cost cutting? Millions from one thing or another. Norton murdered my mother and no one there gives the slightest fuck whatsoever. Upon finding out about the people they have murdered, their responses are apathy, denial, and attacks. Like most american corporations, they are an evil company staffed by evil people who don't care who they harm for their own personal gain. No different from any of a hundred thousand other american corporations.

1 April 2016 : History

A million years ago when I got some sort of degree, every department had multiple graduates and degrees except one, History. The university's history department was very reputable, respected and notable. They now have 15 different specialization paths one can take. That year there was one graduate total for the entire department, who was getting his degree in Ancient History. Everyone stood up and applauded for this guy in a way no one had done for anyone else. It was cool what he was doing. It was bizarre that he was the only one left.

I read a lot of historical sources. Sure, a lot are terrible, biased, politicized or BS, since 90% of everything is rubbish. However there's a huge amount of excellent work as well which is extremely interesting.

21 Mar 2016 : Наурыз (Nauryz)

Happy Nauryz everybody! The week long festival of Nauryz starts today.

Nauryz has been celebrated every year for over 5000 years now, and has passed from its origination on the steppes into multiple different cultures, including Persia (Navruz) and Greece (Patrich).

Әскерилер Наурыз мерекесін тойлауда ВС РК отмечают Наурыз

13 March 2016 : Altai Kai - Amıran

4 Mar 2016 : Kezer Taş - İrina Kenzina

Kezer Taş — İrina Kenzina - Kenjebek Aldayar

2 Feb 2016 : Yeyasim galdi (Orkhon subtitles)

Last year I discussed this lovely video with cooking tips by one of my favorite artists Hulkar Abdullayeva. I was delighted and thrilled to see the amazing and brilliant Bilig Bitig has transcribed the lyrics and provided subtitles into Orkhon (prototurkic) script, showing how Orkhon is still relevant, capable and elegant.

Hülkar Abdullayeva - Yeyesim geldi (altyazılı) | Хулкар Абдуллаев - Еясим галди

29 Jan 2016 : Stop Resisting

Stop Resisting

18 Jan 2016 : Fables of Faubus

Fables of Faubus — Charles Mingus

also: Hiroshima Remembers

10 Jan 2016 : what about tajikistan

Over the last few years of analysis and celebration of the many wondrous nations of central asia and siberia, I hadn't gotten around to covering Tajikistan. The Tajik language is unique for the area as being predominantly of Persian influence rather than Turkic. Most Tajiks live in Afghanistan rather than their homeland. Their rhythms and meters are a wonder to behold.

It's not that I haven't wanted to cover them though it's just that they have very few music videos that I know of to cover knoweldgably like I have been trying to do for the music of my friends in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Yakutia.

It might be that the less avalability of artwork is to do general uncertainty in the nation due to politics. When one faces persecution for not supporting this view or another it is something can damages creativity and beautiful artistic expression. As does ideas such as that the powerful and rich for any reason deserve to be "exempt" from all prosecution, such as the situation where the standing US or Tajik president can not be charged with any crime.

05 Jan 2016 : telepathic wasps

Some years ago after the beepocalypse where all the bees disappeared, we had perfectly fine pollination from wasps and dozens of other strange and novel species of pollinators which were not european honey bees.

This has continued to this day. Pollination has never been at risk. This should be clear to all given the absolute fact that pollination has occurred globally for millions of years and european honey bees have only been around for a super short period of time.

We have all these super cool and bizarre looking pollinators and pollination this year was better than ever! And no european honey bees, which should take their colonialist mentality and go back to europe, I say, noting that indians saw the arrival of european honey bees as a sign of imminent doom, and that was a correct call.

But a few years ago there was a panic. And so the wasps, particularly the yellow jackets (there were also blue paper wasps and others in the area but the yellowjackets liked the apples), pollinated all the apples.

Later in the season the apples were falling to the ground and I was collecting them.

Yellow jackets were eating the apples!

I said, "Oh you very naughty yellow jackets, you are eating my apples!"

And the yellow jackets said back to me, "What are you on about? These are our apples, because we pollinated them. Is it not enough that we show kindness to not sting you for taking our apples? And yet you claim that that which we worked for somehow belongs to you! Amazing!"

Astonished at their insight and perspective I humbly whispered, "Oh my... you are right. Forgive me." The wasps responded, "Yes it's fine just go away now please."

And that year I left those apples to the real farmers, the wasps, who did the work.

Fast forward a decade. This year, the japanese parasitic blue wasps were hanging out on the golden rod each evening and would sit in clusters on each branch and chat with each other about the days events. They were the most beautiful artistic gorgeous wasps imaginable and I had the family come out to look at and marvel at them and all were amazed at their beauty.

When we all went out and got to close though the wasps got nervous. They were clearly looking at us and thinking "What are these people up to? I don't like these creatures staring at us like this!" They exuded nervousness. When the kids got too close, the wasps would start giving each other signals, then fly away to find another branch.

The wasps are intelligent and sentient in a way that bees are not.

Why are The Vatican, Monaco, Nauri, Tuvalu, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Maldives, Malta and Grenada all "nations" recognized by the UN? Yet not a single indigenous nation whatsoever such as the Republic of Lakota, the Republic of Kalmykia, the Republic of Shan, the Confederacy of Comancheria, and others, real nations, have never been recognized in any context whatsoever by this body? Does this not mean the UN is illegitimate colonialist bullshit only supported by slobbering ignorant racist half-wits? Does this not reasonably mean that this so-called body is obviously a completely illegitimate and comically absurd organization as pertains to the legitimate recognition of actual and legitimate nation status?

22 Dec 2015 : Türkün damla yağmuruyuz Kazak Hanlığı (Orkhon subtitles)

Türkün damla yağmuruyuz Kazak Hanlığı


And here the story ends.
“There is no such thing as the voiceless, only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard” — Arundathi Roy
“indio sin tierra no es indio”