Open Culture
11 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Open Culture
13 days
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
The Event Chronicle
a month
(OK thank you) A Note from Lynn: The method of collecting CobraQuestions is changing. I will no longer accept any questions coming to me by any method other than being placed on the website (http://prepareforchange.net/cobra-questions). We are getting far more questions than we can possibly ask in a one-hour interview. I ask that you limit your questions to only 1 or 2 per week. Please be respectful of other people. We will ask as many Cobra questions as Cobra will answer in the hour allotted. It is best to ask your questions early in the month because at some point we have to cut off the questions and start compiling what we have. The interviews are usually conducted in the latter days of the month but there’s always exceptions. I appreciate your cooperation. LynnOur next question revolves around GODDESS ENERGY. In May, 2014 on his “Pleiadian Portal Activation Reportpost, Cobra mentioned: “Many female members of the Resistance are living on some objects in outer solar system and using them as relay stations of the Goddess energy from the Galactic Central Sun towards planet Earth.
Informed Comment
a month
In this way, we can maximise the chances that information might be revealed. Framing involves presenting questions differently in an attempt to get a desired answer. For example, I can ask “was anyone else was there with you?”, or I could say, “who else was there with you?”. An even better option would be “I appreciate this is very difficult for you, but I need to know who was there with you. Others who have fully explained what has happened, and who was there, have agreed with me that this was the right thing to do. Would you agree?” Indeed, all things considered, the available science simply does not support the argument that torture is effective. What’s more, new research shows it isnt just a case of avoiding being nastyactually being fair and nice may be a far superior way of getting information out of people. Psychological research has impacted on real world practice in the past.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
That he hadn't seen one yet but he would like to. This might show it to him. And even if Donald Trump appoints the ninth justice to the court to replace Scalia, if this measure impresses Justice Kennedy, we might get change on that. I think that might be our best hope right now. Jeff: David Daley, I thank you so much for spending time with us. David: A real pleasure. I really appreciate it. Thank you. Jeff: Thank you for listening and joining us here on Radio WhoWhatWhy. I hope you join us next week for another Radio WhoWhatWhy podcast, I'm Jeff Schechtman. If you like this podcast, please feel free to share and help others find it by rating and reviewing it on iTunes. You can also support this podcast and all the work we do by going to whowhatwhy.org/donate The post In a 50/50 Country, the Democrats Are Shut Out From All Levels of Government appeared first on WhoWhatWhy .
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
My guest Robert Groden has since the beginning been on the forefront of the effort to try and understand what really happened and why. He's written extensively about conspiracy theories regarding the assassination. His books include The Killing of a President: The Complete Photographic Record of the JFK Assassination ; The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald: The Comprehensive Photographic Record ; and JFK: The Case for Conspiracy . He was a consultant to Oliver Stone on his film JFK and was responsible for bringing the Zapruder film to national attention. It is my pleasure to welcome Robert Groden to Radio WhoWhatWhy . Robert, thanks much for joining us. Robert Groden : Thank you, Jeff. Appreciate being here. Jeff : First of all in an overall sense and certainly this is something you've been with for a very, very, very long time, what is it about this story, this murder, this assassination, that still captivates us to this day? Robert : Well for one thing, it’s an amazing murder mystery.
Open Culture
3 months
Image by via Wikimedia Commons It’s been a humanist truism for some time to say that Shakespeare speaks to every age, transcending his time and place through the sheer force of his universal genius. But any honest student first encountering the plays will tell you differently, as will many a seasoned scholar who works hard to place the writer and his work in historical context. Even onetime director of London’s National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, once said , “I’ll admit that I hardly ever go to a performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays without experiencing blind panic during the first five minutes. I sit there thinking… I have no idea what these people are talking about.” Of course, none of that means we can’t learn to appreciate Shakespeare, and we do not need a graduate-level education to do so. But much of his archaic language and obscure references will always sound foreign to modern ears.
NPR News
4 months
"Anybody who grows up on an island, certainly those of us who grew up in Hawaii, learned very early on to appreciate [the ocean's] magic," he said. "The notion that the ocean I grew up with is not something I can pass on to my kids and my grand kids is unacceptable," the president said. "It's unimaginable. And so the investment that all of us together make here today is vital for our economy, it's vital for our foreign policy, it's vital for our security, but it's also vital for our spirit. It's vital to who we are." Obama said his administration "has protected more waters than any in history." Secretary of State John Kerry, who is hosting the ocean conference, said in a statement, "By protecting ecologically sensitive areas of our ocean, the United States is leading on an issue that is important to people on every continent because of the ocean's connection to food security, shared prosperity and resiliency in the face of climate change.
NPR News
4 months
" Senior administration officials say to mitigate the financial harm, they're designating a smaller area than planned, and lobster and red crab fisheries have been given a seven-year grace period before they have to comply. Jon Williams, president of the Atlantic Red Crab Company in Massachusetts, says his company will survive but he tells The Associated Press, "It's a big blow to us." Last month, Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean using the 1906 Antiquities Act, which allows him to act unilaterally. Senior administration officials say the same presidential authority has been invoked more than a hundred times by some 16 presidents to protect national treasures like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. Obama struck a personal note during his remarks, mentioning his childhood in Hawaii. "Anybody who grows up on an island, certainly those of us who grew up in Hawaii, learned very early on to appreciate [the ocean's] magic," he said.
The Event Chronicle
5 months
6 miles and this is the section which has the most concentration of plasma technologies, scalar technologies and many of the technologies can not extend beyond that point. (thank you very much) LynnCobra, who are the Baalal, Baal and Moloch. This person say at times I have read that Baal is equivalent to one of the others of those names. Are they Archons or minions there-of? COBRAThey are Archons and some of them were quite influential in certain periods of human history and they were viewed as God’s by human population who worshipped them and sacrificed animals and humans to calm their anger. (hmmm) LynnOK. Cobra. Well we can end it right here. And just carry on with these questions next time and the new questions from our listeners and readers that crop up during the month. COBRAOK. very good. Lynn – I very much appreciate you coming and being with us for this hour and thank you so much for all the good information that you’ve imported.
Open Culture
5 months
BoingBoing
8 months
If you believe something is bad because it is...bad, or that something is good because, well, it's good, you probably wouldn't use that kind of reasoning in an argument yet, sometimes, without realizing it, that's exactly what you do. If you think eating shrimp is immoral, you might defend that viewpoint by saying, People shouldn't eat shrimp because eating shrimp is unethical. Ok, yes, got it, but you just looped back around without defending your original assertion. We are going to need to hear some justification for your views on morality. Likewise, when explaining why something is true, we often unwittingly provide false clarity. For instance, you might read something like, Human beings enjoy looking at each other's butts because we evolved to appreciate healthy backsides. Broken down, this is just a rephrasing of, People like butts because people like butts.
The Huffington Post
10 months
David, I really appreciate the call. Thank you so much!" When he responded to David, Muerer seemed to be hustling toward a commercial break, so I asked him if he really agreed with caller David's bigotry. "As far as the conversation with (Caller) David goes whether he's a bigot or a man simply stating his fear I have no way of knowing. However, a good argument can be made for everything he is stating in his comments," Muerer told me via email, inviting me to discuss the topic or any topic on his show. Muerer went on in his email to partially contradict himself, saying there are "good patriotic American Muslims." This despite hia textbook bigoted belief that a "a good argument can be made" that a certain religion should not be allowed in our country. Muerer's own inconsistency reflects what you find a lot on talk radio in Colorado: bigotry (especially toward Muslims) here and there, then kind of walked back, but not completely.
BoingBoing
a year
He's been at this for years, and (lol this is gonna embarass him, but i gotta type it) he's widely loved in Malaysia as someone whose deep respect for this great indigenous pop art form helped Malaysia appreciate its own music history, and appreciate its own living Pop Yeh Yeh legends -- many of whom are elders of advanced age, and contending with difficulties after many years of no income from their phenomenal art. Carl's latest effort focused on the archives of Adnan Othman is out today, and your support of the project by purchasing a copy will go to help the elder musician himself. “Bershukor” is a look back through the career of a living legend. Mr. Othman has become our family's greatly respected Malaysian rock star uncle, and we extend our love and honor to him today. There's a great interview with Carl here [MP3] about his epic friendship with Adnan Othman.
BoingBoing
a year
Carl found his way deep into Asian popular music super-otaku status, and possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of many rare Asian genres from the 20th and 21st centuries. But none is closer to his heart than “Pop Yeh Yeh,” the Malaysian psychedelic rock movement that exploded throughout the conservative, predominantly Muslim island nation in the late '60s and early '70s. He's been at this for years, and is (lol this is gonna embarass him, but i gotta type it) he's widely loved in Malaysia as someone whose deep respect for a great indigenous pop art form helped Malaysia appreciate its own music history, and the living Pop Yeh Yeh legends -- many of whom are elders of advanced age, and contending with difficulties after many years of no income from their phenomenal art. Carl's latest effort is out today, and your support will go to help the elder musician himself.
Mind Shift
a year
What we discovered was delightful. What Makes A Teacher Special To A Student by Stories Teachers Share Great teachers are constantly evaluating what works to help their students learn. But teachers don't often hear what impact they have made on students. In a rare treat, we hear from one former student reading from a journal he kept during middle school. Do you have stories about a favorite teacher? Share your stories with us in the comments below. And if you haven't reached out to your favorite teacher, consider letting them know what impact they made in your life. They'll appreciate it! Subscribe in iTunes Don't miss an episode of Stories Teachers Share . Also available via RSS .
Mind Shift
a year
It's kind of unfortunate that coaching is different from the classroom. Sometimes I think it should be more of the same. When you push kids outside their comfort zone and they realize that it's made them better, kids appreciate that. Marcus Williams is one former player of Clark's who is still in touch. Over the years their friendship has only deepened, and Clark has been a supportive presence for Williams as he navigated the incredibly difficult process of getting into and through medical school. From the outside, their loyalty to one another seems special, but Clark says it's just part of being a coach. I think most coaches, who've coached for awhile, you have those relationships, Clark said. Although he doesn't coach anymore, Clark is trying to bring some of the motivational skills he learned on the court to his science classroom . And Marcus Williams is always a featured character.
Open Culture
a year
Open Culture
a year
The Event Chronicle
a year
http://2012portal.blogspot.com Lynn OK very good. Thank you so much Cobra for your time and attention and we all appreciate it when you give us information and just keep encouraging us so we thank you a lot. COBRA Yes, I would like to thank you for taking time and education to create this interview and I would like to thank everybody who has been supporting my mission. My mission would not be so successful without that support and I would like to thank everybody who is working for the light. Lynn Great, thank you so much Cobra. We will be talking to you soon. COBRA OK. Very good. Victory of the light. end. Source: Prepare for ChangeBBS Radio The post Cobra: The Disclosure Chronicles appeared first on The Event Chronicle .
NPR News
a year
"I could see in the president's face that he was tired of having this conversation – that he really wanted to have some change happen.' "I think after Ferguson, the president, he's been hitting hard on race recently. And I appreciate it. I understand sometimes it is tough," Aldridge said. For those who may not remember the chronology of events that began in August 2014, St. Louis Public Radio has an excellent immersive retrospective, here. USA Today reports that a witness to the shooting, Dionne Henderson, still isn't sure what she believes about the incident. The newspaper writes: "Part of her believes Wilson, who is white, shot in self defense to protect himself, but Henderson, who is black, also mourns the loss of an 18 year old and feels unsettled when she recalls his body lying in the hot sun for hours just outside her Canfield Green apartment.
The Huffington Post
a year
When I talk with people whose grief never entirely abates it's because there was unfinished business that stayed that way. Is the willingness to be sad for as long as you need to the key to healing? That's it. No question. People cause themselves far more suffering when they try to avoid legitimate pain. You can't run from it. It might appear you can, temporarily, but that's an illusion. I let myself be sad. I let myself cry. Over time the grief has been abating. People hate to feel bad. I get that. But if there's one message I'd like to get across from this conversation it's that whatever you're feeling, whether it's sadness or anger or guilt or any other really unpleasant emotion, let yourself feel it. There's no way to get rid of it besides going through it. Thanks for sharing your story, Alex. I appreciate the opportunity. It might sound strange to say, but I really enjoyed it.