Saturday, September 15, 2018

Eminem - Lucky You ft. Joyner Lucas

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Congress today sneaking through $38 billion to Israel – Call now!

Congress today sneaking through $38 billion to Israel รข€“ Call now!

Israel partisans are sneaking through 2 Congressional bills today! Voters need to phone Congress about them now!
  • The largest aid package in U.S. history.
  • A bill for a special envoy who will monitor criticism of Israel world wide.
Phone the Congressional switchboard at 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 and ask for your Congressional rep. (If you don’t know who that is, put your zip code in here.)
1) VOTE NO ON S.2497 (House amendment)
S. 2497 – Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018. The House number is H.R.5141
This gives Israel $33 billion on top of the $5 billion that was recently voted.
It also mandates that NASA work with the Israeli space agency, despite accusations that Israel stole classified information.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Minister Farrakhan, social media and the awakening of the masses

The Hon. Minister ‘s Twitter account is still under attack. Strangely, in a matter of hours, 150K followers were removed and Twitter has given no explanation. Here’s the truth behind those attacks + who’s behind it. — >

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Gun Violence in Chicago Drops For The Thirteenth Consecutive Month

The city of Chicago is continuing to see a decrease in gun violence, according to local news outlet WQAD. The city has 29 homicides this month—10 fewer than were reported around the same time last year.
Not only has 2018 witnessed Chicago’s homicide rate decline by 17 percent, but the city’s shooting victims have also plummeted by close to 30 percent.
Chicago police say the drop coincides with the expanded use of technology that helps police better identify areas where crimes are likely to be committed and respond quicker to shooting incidents.
Despite the city’s reduced gun violence, crime data shows that the luxury areas are experiencing an increase in robbery. So far, there have been 86 robberies, most of which happened in the city’s North Side. Only 49 robberies occurred in this part of the city last year.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attributes most of the robberies to juveniles. Juveniles make up about 40 percent of robbery suspects arrested this year, he said.

U.S. Government found responsible for Martin Luther King's assassination

A civil trial in 1999 implicated government agencies and exonerated James Earl Ray, yet most people still haven't heard about it.

On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered a passionate speech at Riverside Church in New York staking out his opposition to the war in Vietnam. One year later to the day, he was assassinated. Now, 50 years after that fateful day, the truth about the assassination of Dr. King can finally be told

Saturday, March 24, 2018

John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the “Circle of Fifths,” but incorporates Coltrane’s own innovations. Coltrane gave the drawing to saxophonist and professor Yusef Lateef in 1967, who included it in his seminal text, Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns. Where Lateef, as he writes in his autobiography, sees Coltrane's music as a "spiritual journey" that "embraced the concerns of a rich tradition of autophysiopsychic music," Alexander sees “the same geometric principle that motivated Einstein’s" quantum theory.
Neither description seems out of place. Musician and blogger Roel Hollander notes, “Thelonious Monk once said ‘All musicans are subconsciously mathematicians.’ Musicians like John Coltrane though have been very much aware of the mathematics of music and consciously applied it to his works.”

Coltrane was also very much aware of Einstein’s work and liked to talk about it frequently. Musican David Amram remembers the Giant Steps genius telling him he “was trying to do something like that in music.”
Hollander carefully dissects Coltrane's mathematics in two theory-heavy essays, one generally on Coltrane’s “Music & Geometry” and one specifically on his “Tone Circle.” Coltrane himself had little to say publically about the intensive theoretical work behind his most famous compositions, probably because he’d rather they speak for themselves. He preferred to express himself philosophically and mystically, drawing equally on his fascination with science and with spiritual traditions of all kinds. Coltrane’s poetic way of speaking has left his musical interpreters with a wide variety of ways to look at his Circle, as jazz musician Corey Mwamba discovered when he informally polled several other players on Facebook. Clarinetist Arun Ghosh, for example, saw in Coltrane's "mathematical principles" a "musical system that connected with The Divine." It's a system, he opined, that "feels quite Islamic to me."
Lateef agreed, and there may be few who understood Coltrane’s method better than he did. He studied closely with Coltrane for years, and has been remembered since his death in 2013 as a peer and even a mentor, especially in his ecumenical embrace of theory and music from around the world. Lateef even argued that Coltrane's late-in-life masterpiece A Love Supreme might have been titled "Allah Supreme"were it not for fear of "political backlash." Some may find the claim tendentious, but what we see in the wide range of responses to Coltrane's musical theory, so well encapsulated in the drawing above, is that his recognition, as Lateef writes, of the "structures of music" was as much for him about scientific discovery as it was religious experience. Both for him were intuitive processes that "came into existence," writes Lateef, "in the mind of the musican through abstraction from experience."

Friday, March 23, 2018

How the Las Vegas Gunman Planned a Massacre, in 7 Days of Video

Using exclusive surveillance footage obtained from MGM Resorts, we pieced together the last days of Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas gunman. He plays video poker, laughs with hotel staff and hauls bag after bag of weapons into his suite.