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Local Band Actual Depiction Rocks Tom Grainey's | Cobweb

Will Eichelberger Actual Depiction singer Brian "Murdoc" Gordon .   Local band Actual Depiction tore up Tom Grainey's on Feb. 25. [...] Full article, including links to a slideshow, at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Solidarity Rally for Wisconsin Workers -- Boston, MA Feb 22, 2011

Solidarity Rally for Wisconsin Workers -- Boston, MA Feb 22, 2011 via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/26/11 I commented on a YouTube video: I understand why teachers are concerned, but I have to say that when I saw rallies outside our state capitol building protesting a bill that brings reforms to our educational system that are desperately needed because they're afraid of going witho... Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

February 2011 Dudeism Newsletter

From: The Dudely Lama of Dudeism Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:44 PM   [NOTE: {...} This Newsletter can be read here as well.] Hey Dudes! Would you like a free copy of Adam Bertocci’s far out Shakespearean reworking of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski? Enter our giveaway and you could win one! We’re doing this to help celebrate our annual high holiday, The Day of the Dude . It’s coming up soon – Sunday, March 6 th . Just take it easy, mankind! Some other news you might want to become privy to: Our new Dudeist self-help book The Abide Guide will be published in the spring by Ulysses Press and is already available for pre-order. It’s a team effort from Dudely Lama Oliver Benjamin and Arch Dudeship Dwayne Eutsey, and it’s going to be far out indeed. Our highly-commended holy book, The Dude De Ching is now available as a downloadable Kindle ebook. Don’t have an Amazon Kindle? You can still read it on your phone, Blackberry, iPad, Mac, PC and more with the free Kindle applicatio

H.R. 1

Portugal's drug policy pays off; US eyes lessons Urge Congress to eliminate the Drug Czar's office Making behaviors illegal has rarely if ever served as an effective deterrent, and it nearly always exacerbates existent problems. There are choices that by their nature break down the fabric of society - e.g. murder, rape, kidnapping, dishonesty - and cannot be tolerated. Civilization requires a certain amount of stability in the legal structure, and there comes a point in most societies at which they're large enough for people who would do these things to slip by unnoticed and laws about these things become necessary for maintaining order. Individual choices become harmful when they harm others. The line at which one person feels harmed by another is different in every relationship, so they cannot be drawn by laws intended for whole social groups, and when anyone is forced to hide the choices they're making (like, for instance to escape legal prosecution) it introduce

The Greenpoint Homewreckers...

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Catholic church ordains married man - Yahoo! News

BERLIN (Reuters) – A married father of two was ordained as a priest by the Catholic Church in Germany on Tuesday after receiving an exemption to priestly celibacy from Pope Benedict XVI. Harm Klueting, a theologian and former Protestant pastor, will not have to adhere to the Church's celibacy law for the duration of his marriage, the diocese of Cologne said. The case sheds light on a little-known 60-year-old Roman Catholic church law that allows ordained clergy from other Christian faiths to become priests. "This happens seldom but it's not unusual," diocese spokesman Christoph Heckeley said, adding that it is more usual in Scandinavia. The 61-year-old converted to Catholicism in 2004 after which he served as a deacon and taught religious history at universities in Germany and Switzerland. He currently teaches at the University of Cologne where he will also serve as a priest. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from M

King Tut exhibit open at Science Museum of Minn. - Yahoo! News

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Visitors to the Science Museum of Minnesota are getting a glimpse into the life of Egyptian royalty at the King Tut exhibit that is now open. The Science Museum says more than 100 artifacts are on display, including King Tut's sandals and the jars that once held his internal organs. It is the largest exhibit the museum has ever hosted. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

CD for Diamond Studios

Tom Denney, formerly of ' A Day To Remember ', is now producing through Diamond Studio in Ocala, Florida. A friend of ours has an opportunity to put a CD in front of him, and he'd like to offer space on that CD to other Boise/Idaho bands (only, please) in which Diamond might also be interested and who may want to develop some connections on the Big Peni...nsula. Music with a driving pulse probably most welcome. Send inquiries to , or tracks to . Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

On prank call, Wis. governor discusses strategy - Yahoo! News

MADISON, Wis. – On a prank call that quickly spread across the Internet, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents. Walker believed the caller was a conservative billionaire named David Koch, but it was actually the editor of a liberal online newspaper. The two talked for at least 20 minutes — a conversation in which the governor described several potential ways to pressure Democrats to return to the Statehouse and revealed that his supporters had considered secretly planting people in pro-union protest crowds to stir up trouble. The call, which surfaced Wednesday, also showed Walker's cozy relationship with two billionaire brothers who have poured millions of dollars into conservative political causes, including Walker's campaign last year. Walker compared his stand to that taken by Presiden

Ind. eatery pulls billboards with cult references - Yahoo! News

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A northern Indiana restaurant that erected billboards referring to the 1978 Jonestown cult massacre in which more than 900 people died has removed the signs following complaints that the signs were offensive. Jeff Leslie, vice president of sales and marketing at Hacienda, acknowledged that the billboards were a mistake. He said the South Bend-based company ordered the signs removed less than two weeks into Hacienda's new advertising campaign. "Our role is not to be controversial or even edgy. We want to be noticed -- and there's a difference," Leslie told the South Bend Tribune. "We have a responsibility to (advertise) with care, and that's why we're pulling this ad. We made a mistake and don't want to have a negative image in the community." The billboards included the statement, "We're like a cult with better Kool-Aid," over a glass containing a mixed drink, as well as the phrase "To die for!&qu

Massive Portland, Oregon stolen gear alert...

NorthWest Music Scene   Massive  Portland, Oregon  stolen gear alert... Brought to my attention by  Ash St Saloon . Details [below]. Posted by Kevin,  Shock Treatment Management ~~~~~~~~~~~   Rich Morris : Someone stole my truck with all my gear in it.  Monday night from the Refectory. Truck was 1991 Ford E350 14' box Oregon plate 680 CXN Here is a basic list. Mixing boards 1- Allen & Heath GL2200 40 channel board 1- Allen & Heath Mixwiz 16 channel mixer Speakers 2- Carvin 1588 2- Carvin 1548 2- Sunn 1112h 3- Toa HX-5 line array clusters 2- Custom made 1-18" subs 2- Jamac custom dual-18" subs Monitors 2- Behringer F1520 4- Behringer F1220 Rack units 6- Furman Power conditioners 1- Carvin EQ 4- Behringer EQ's 8- DBX 266XL comp 2- alesis 3630 comp 1- Roland SDE1000 Delay 1- Alesis Quadraverb 2- Peavy 5-ch gate Amps 1- Crown XLS602 2- Crown CE2000 1- Crown Macro-tech 3600 1- Carvin DCM2000 1- Carvin DCM1000 1- QSC RMX2450 1- QSC PLX3402 1- America

Ex-Ind. deputy AG says Twitter comments satirical - Yahoo! News

INDIANAPOLIS – A former Indiana deputy attorney general who tweeted that police should "use live ammunition" against Wisconsin labor protesters says his comments were intended to be satirical. Jeffrey Cox tells Indianapolis television station WRTV he realizes the tweet wasn't a good idea, but he doesn't think public employees should lose their free speech rights. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Investors snap up cheap homes, new buyers miss out - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON – Home sales are starting to tick up after the worst year in more than a decade. But the momentum is coming from cash-rich investors who are scooping up foreclosed properties at bargain prices, not first-time home-buyers who are critical for a housing recovery. The number of first-time buyers fell last month to the lowest percentage in nearly two years, while all-cash deals have doubled and now account for one-third of sales. A record number of foreclosures have forced home prices down in most markets. The median sales price for a home fell last month to its lowest level in nearly nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors. Lower prices would normally be good for first-time home-buyers. But tighter lending standards have kept many from taking advantage of them. With fewer new buyers shopping, potential repeat buyers are hesitant to put their homes on the market and upgrade. [...] Full article at   Posted via ema

Some Idaho entities resist budget cutbacks | Idaho Legislature | Idaho Statesman

Several agencies have told legislative budget writers that they cannot sustain additional cuts without jeopardizing their constitutional and statutory obligations. Agencies were asked to provide information on possible reductions of up to 5 percent on top of Gov. Butch Otter’s $35 million in recommended cuts in anticipation of a potential $185 million shortfall. The hole won’t be that big, as the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee set a 2012 budget figure that includes $92 million in cuts. But rather than an across-the-board cut to state agencies, the committee plans to trim on an agency by agency basis. “The constitutional obligation is the big issue for every budget that we look at and for any further cutting that we have to do,” said Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome. “We’ll be as flexible and stay as close to the bottom of the scale as we possible can. At the end of the day that budget has to be balanced.” [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brian Murphy: 377-6444 Full article

Fox News Hates Trains?

Fox News Hates Trains? via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/23/11 I liked a YouTube video: 140+ MORE examples of Fox News Bias at Fox News' one-sided attacks on a California high speed rail project last week was a sure sign of the budget battle beginning between President Barack ... Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Solidarity Rally for Wisconsin Workers -- Boston, MA Feb 22, 2011

Solidarity Rally for Wisconsin Workers -- Boston, MA Feb 22, 2011 via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/23/11 I liked a YouTube video: Follow me on facebook: Twitter: Help sustain ncft, DONATE as little as 10 bucks a month: Bumper animation &am... Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Our View: The year of the rally: Who can protest? | Editorials | Idaho Statesman

There is, at least, one good thing about the contentious and difficult 2011 legislative session. On the issues that matter most, Idahoans are the most engaged. On Saturday, about 1,000 Idahoans gathered at the Statehouse to protest cuts to Medicaid, one of 17 rallies held across the state. On Presidents Day — a school holiday, but a working Monday for the Legislature — more than 1,000 people converged at the Capitol to protest state superintendent Tom Luna’s sweeping plan to overhaul public education. Again, similar events took place statewide. Democracy should work this way. Issues of statewide importance, and generational significance, ought to be debated on a statewide stage. The rallies do not change the harsh realities confronting the Legislature; the state’s projected 2011-12 shortfall seems to change plenty on its own. Based on the most recent estimates, legislative budget-writers are bracing for nearly $92 million in cuts. [...] Full article at  idahostatesm

January 29, 2011 MOA Background

For a preview of Mystery Primates Worldwide, check out 'Larva' (first play starts around 5:30; 'Blind to Rhythm' will air this coming Saturday), and don't miss Poppa Joe's 'Bronco Nation' (fps~ 14:30). Frankly, you don't wanna miss Modern Skirts' 'Happy 81' or Hezekiah Jones' 'Mind Malaise', either. It was a good music week. :) January 29, 2011 MOA Background via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/23/11 I liked a YouTube video: Watch live Saturday nights on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at and give us a call between 10 and 11PM MT. The number is 1-208-343-1100. (There is an approximately 30-second delay on the web feed.) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

In Support of the Voicebox of the Community

Community access television is close to our hearts here at MOA for obvious reasons. It's been a forum through which we've offered people little-known music and the opportunity to speak anonymously about anything from the silly to the mundane to the important for many years, without direction or agenda (which generally results in more silliness than important stuff, but MOA is rarely mundane :)). Other people use the venue with more intent, seeking to pass along a message, or to promote their skills and abilities, but the core principle is what matters in the long run: *Anyone* can utilize public cable access. *Anyone* can promote whatever it is that's near and dear to them. *Anyone* can speak their piece. Many prefer to keep their opinions and talents to themselves or promote them through other mediums. Some have no piece to speak in any given moment. Public access television is still worth caring about, because one day you may find you want to reach that audience, and beca

'Everything's going to be fine' at The Bouquet, owner says |

The Bouquet will not close because of foreclosure proceedings on the building, according to its owner. To update yesterday afternoon's blog post: Tyson Twilegar said Tuesday that he plans to pay the lender and prevent the June auction of the building at 1010 Main St. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Wind power battles to stay an economic bright spot in Idaho | Environment | Idaho Statesman

Idaho wind developers were hit by a one-two punch this winter in their quest to renew a 6 percent sales tax rebate they say has helped create hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues. First, the Idaho Tax Commission said the tax rebate was going to add some $47 million to the projected budget shortfall. (That turned out to be wrong.) Then, earlier this month, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission placed a de facto moratorium on wind and solar projects after Idaho Power Co. and other major utilities said big companies were abusing a rule that aimed to help small power producers. Both presented challenges for a coalition of renewable energy companies to keep the rebate that sunsets June 30. But with wind and solar developers, dairy farmers, the Idaho Cattle Association, the Idaho Farm Bureau, cooperative power utilities and Micron Technology behind them, the coalition is still standing — and still fighting for the break. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rocky Bar

Community Calendar: Find things to do and play in the Treasure Valley | Sports | Idaho Statesman

Upcoming local events in the Treasure Valley: BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Northwest Nazarene Baseball Program’s Players Camp: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Sports Center. Cost is $79. Go to or call coach Schaffner at 467-8824. Boise Parks & Recreation Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues: Register from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 7-11 at the City Recreation Office. Leagues include: coed, men’s, women’s, men’s (age 35-49), seniors (50+, 55+ and 60+) and silver coed. Fees vary per league. Go to or call 608-7650. Coldweather Classic Co-Ed Softball Tournament: March 19-20 at the Smeed softball complex, Caldwell. This is a USSSA rules upper and lower division tournament with a three-game guarantee. Entry fee is $175. Contact Gilbert Longoria at [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To submit a calendar listing, go to and click on “Add an event” or e-mail it to

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Race to Robie Creek sells out in 21 minutes | Race to Robie Creek | Idaho Statesman

MONDAY’S RECAP Many people who went to the race website couldn’t access a link that took them to a registration site at That’s because Robie’s newly designed site crashed shortly before noon. “Our site went down and reverted back to the old site,’’ Robie committee member Brian Rencher said. “People still got in and got registered.’’ DIDN’T GET A RACE NUMBER? A second-chance drawing is the next way for people to register for a race number, which are limited to about 2,300 because of the lack of space at Robie Creek Park, where the race finishes. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

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Greg Sisco interviews himself

Greg Sisco interviews himself via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/22/11 I liked a YouTube video: To spread awareness of his new film "Jesse Thunderwake: American Icon" Greg Sisco conducts a self-interview using his bathroom mirror. Please "like" Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

YouTube Somewhere in the Middle 2nd Gear wmv

YouTube Somewhere in the Middle 2nd Gear wmv via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/22/11 I liked a YouTube video: Web Facebook Sonicbids Myspace Rhapsody ... Posted via email from Moments of Awareness


DID IT HAPPEN ACCIDENTLY BY LISA LOSSONG FEATURING JEFF HENRIQUES via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/22/11 I liked a YouTube video: THIS IS A SONG OFF OUR NEW CD...NO LINK YET ..ITS COMING..FINALLY 2011.HOPE YOU LIKE IT Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

The Last Temptation of Christ (Snarkipedia #6)

The Last Temptation of Christ (Snarkipedia #6) via PeaceJaway's YouTube Activity on 2/22/11 I liked a YouTube video: Twitter: Follow me FaceBook: !/profile.php?id=100001729076445 Website: written by Dennis Trainor, Jr: Snarkipedia... Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Stephan “Jay” Olson, a quantum physicist from Nampa, is making waves with his new theory about time and space | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Stephan “Jay” Olson says he’d probably be thinking obsessively about how the universe works, even if he wasn’t paid to do it. In fact, one of his most memorable scientific epiphanies came while he was playing a hand of poker at a New Orleans casino. “I hadn’t had a good hand in like 30 minutes, and my mind wandered,” said Olson, 34, who at the time was a graduate student in physics at Louisiana State University. “Then I made the key realization for my Ph.D. thesis to work out.” The theoretical physicist, who grew up in Nampa and recently returned home for a visit after finishing his post-doctoral work at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, has become something of a geek media darling in recent weeks. “Great Scott! Scientists Claim Time Travel Is Possible,” screams the headline on a Jan. 18 article posted to about a paper that Olson co-authored with colleague Timothy C. Ralph. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katy Moeller: 377-6413 Full article

Transforming Education: Idaho reform bills may need fixes | Idaho Legislature | Idaho Statesman

A controversial school reform plan that calls for larger classes, fewer teachers and more technology may be pulled back for changes just days after it narrowly cleared the Senate Education Committee last week. State Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, who chairs the committee, met with representatives of three key education groups Monday — teachers, school administrators, and school board members — for more than six hours, and came out with a long list of possible changes. Goedde said he wasn’t trying to reach a consensus, but wants to “make whatever moves forward a better bill.” The move came as parents, students, teachers and others rallied across the state Monday against the plan; more than a thousand people turned out for a rally in a Boise park across from the state Capitol, and in Coeur d’Alene, more than 200 marched through downtown. Twin Falls saw about 250 people, the Times-News reported; Moscow and Idaho Falls each had about 100, according to the Moscow-Pullman Dai

A Families-First Approach to Foster Care

It’s difficult to change systems even when they are widely acknowledged to be broken. That’s the situation facing the nation’s foster care system. According to the government’s most recent estimate , there were roughly 424,000 young people in foster care as of Sept. 30, 2009. Each year, about 30,000 of them turn 18 (or 21 in some states) and “age out” of foster care. What happens to them? The results are not encouraging, according to a major study published in 2010. Although there are many wonderful foster parents and many foster care alumni who overcome tough odds, most struggle to live successfully as adults. By age 23 or 24, fewer than half of the former foster care youths in the study were working. Close to a quarter had no high school diploma or equivalency degree and only 6 percent had completed a two- or four-year post-secondary degree. Nearly 60 percent of males had been convicted of a crime and 77 percent of females had been pregnant.   When you are dealing with co

Hondurans face big fines for smoking at home - World news - Americas

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Lighting up a cigarette at home could bring a visit from Honduran police if a family member or even a visitor complains about secondhand smoke. A new law that took effect Monday banning smoking in most public and private spaces doesn't actually outlaw cigarettes inside homes, but it does have a provision allowing people to file complaints about secondhand smoke in homes. Violations would bring a verbal warning on the first offense. After that could come arrest and a $311 fine — the equivalent of the monthly minimum wage in this Central American country. Even some anti-smoking advocates suspect that part of the law may not work. "It seems its intention is to educate by way of complaints, a move that I do not find very feasible," said Armando Peruga, a program manager at the World Health Organization's Tobacco-Free Initiative. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

'Lucky': 39 wives not enough for sect leader - World news - South and Central Asia

GUWAHATI, India — The more, the merrier is certainly true for Ziona Chana, a 66-year-old man in India's remote northeast who has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren — and wouldn't mind having more. They all live in a four-story building with 100 rooms in a mountainous village in Mizoram state, sharing borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, media reports said. "I once married 10 women in one year," he was quoted as saying. His wives share a dormitory near Ziona's private bedroom and locals said he likes to have seven or eight of them by his side at all times. The sons and their wives, and all their children, live in different rooms in the same building, but share a common kitchen. [...] Full article at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Students Come First

Whatever your feeling on the subject, check out the initiative and contact your legislators . I think it's a good move, as long as by 'absolute authority' being given to school boards they don't mean to say even over homeschooling parents. (Haven't heard back on that yet.) Other than that, I love the direction here. Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

New Yoga Class at Fred Segal Yoga with Ed Rumann in Santa Monica

From: Ed Rumann Date: Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 7:56 AM First Class is free! NOW classes Monday Wednesday Friday 10:30am Parking is always free! Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Ecstatic Chanting with Steve Ross

From: Maha Yoga Date: Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 8:45 PM Ecstatic Chanting with Steve Ross ECSTATIC CHANTING SATURDAY, February 26 at 8:00pm (donation) Open your heart with a blissful evening of chanting. The evening will still your mind and lead you to a state of profound euphoria. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a cushion to sit on and enjoy. If you can't make the chant, you can still have the experience. Steve's new live chant CD, "Give Love a Chants" is available for purchase at (go to the STORE section). Maha Yoga 13050 San Vicente Blvd - Second Floor - Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-899-0047 | | Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

What does the Arab world do when its water runs out? | Environment | The Observer

A camel takes a drink in Jordan. The Middle East faces conflict if its water shortage is not tackled. Photograph: Neal Clark/Robert Harding Collection Poverty, repression, decades of injustice and mass unemployment have all been cited as causes of the political convulsions in the Middle East and north Africa these last weeks. But a less recognised reason for the turmoil in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and now Iran has been rising food prices, directly linked to a growing regional water crisis. The diverse states that make up the Arab world, stretching from the Atlantic coast to Iraq, have some of the world's greatest oil reserves, but this disguises the fact that they mostly occupy hyper-arid places. Rivers are few, water demand is increasing as populations grow, underground reserves are shrinking and nearly all depend on imported staple foods that are now trading at record prices. [...] Full article at It's always been water