♪Bad Brains – Pay to Cum (Black Dots version)

Let’s Dance! 🙂 😀 🙂

I make decision with precision
Lost inside this manned collision
Just to see that what is to be
Perfectly my fantasy

I came to know with now dismay
That in this world we all must pay
Pay to write, pay to play
Pay to cum, pay to fight

And all in time,
With just our minds
We soon will find
What’s left behind

Not long ago when things were slow
We all got by with what we know
The end is near. Hearts filled with fear
Don’t want to listen to what they hear

And so it’s now we choose to fight
To stick up for our bloody right
The right to sing, the right to dance
The right is ours… We’ll take the chance

A peace together
A piece apart
A piece of wisdom
From our hearts

Brains Live in ’78 @ CBGBs – Best bottle dodge ever!

Sublime form: The Loft, Berlin, Germany 1983, fans had spirit back then!

Stop Horrific Seal Slaughter!

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Stop Horrific Seal Slaughter

Tens of thousands of baby and adult seals are brutally beaten and killed each year during Canada’s seal hunt. Demand the slaughter be canceled immediately.

And please help with these important causes:

Outlaw Inhumane Live Pigeon Shoots

Shooting live pigeons out of the air after launching them from spring-loaded boxes is a hideously cruel but still legal sport. Demand a ban on this horrific practice.

Stop Selling Guns to Domestic Violence Offenders

Criminals convicted of domestic abuse and stalking may still legally purchase guns, due to loopholes in the law. Support closing the loopholes so dangerous individuals cannot obtain guns.

Stand Up for Honeybees and Imperiled Pollinators

Honeybees are in a state of disastrous decline, caused by the overuse of pesticides. Food plants that bees pollinate are suffering as a result. Show your support for decisive action to protect bees and other important pollinators.

Support Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health

Hundreds of millions of women lack access to modern birth control in countries around the world. Demand improved availability of family planning resources and women’s health care.

Fix Radioactive Leaks at Nuclear Disaster Site

A leak at the Japanese nuclear meltdown site is spewing thousands of gallons of radioactive waste into the ocean every day. Demand the energy company responsible for the plant fix the leak and resume cleanup efforts.

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The Tao Is Silent by Raymond M. Smullyan

Delightful read full of wisdom, recommended 🙂

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The Tao Is Silent is Raymond Smullyan’s beguiling and whimsical guide to the meaning and value of eastern philosophy to westerners.

“To me,” Writes Smullyan, “Taoism means a state of inner serenity combined with an intense aesthetic awareness. Neither alone is adequate; a purely passive serenity is kind of dull, and an anxiety-ridden awareness is not very appealing.”

This is more than a book on Chinese philosophy. It is a series of ideas inspired by Taoism that treats a wide variety of subjects about life in general. Smullyan sees the Taoist as “one who is not so much in search of something he hasn’t, but who is enjoying what he has.”

Readers will be charmed and inspired by this witty, sophisticated, yet deeply religious author, whether he is discussing gardening, dogs, the art of napping, or computers who dream that they’re human.

From a renowned mathematics and philosophy professor comes…

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Justice Works Conference: Min Wage, Decriminalize Marijuana, Ban Hydrofracking

 

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Right now, New York is at the center of some of the most important political struggles in the country.

From the movement to raise the minimum wage, to the fight to decriminalize marijuana and ban hydrofracking, New Yorkers like you are working to make our vision for a more progressive world a reality.

On August 2nd and 3rd, we’re hosting Justice Works 2014 –it’s one of the most important events of the year for progressives to join together to learn, share, and strategize about how to keep fighting for justice – and I’m hoping that you’ll join us.

Click here to learn more about Justice Works 2014 and to register!

This year’s keynote speakers are two of the most amazing women in our country. Prepare to be challenged on everything you think about race, class and gender in America today.

Saturday we’ll be joined by Imani Perry, professor of African American Studies at Princeton and frequent media commentator, whose research focuses on race and African American culture.

Sunday, we’re turning it over to Ilyse Hogue, President of the NARAL Pro-Choice America, a leading voice on the war against women and expert in online organizing.

Justice Works is more than just a conference.

We’ve made sure that no matter your background or skill level,you’ll come away from this weekend with something you can take back and use to support the work you do in your community.

Over 20 interactive skills and issues workshops will delve into a diverse set of topics, from important discussions about the effects and challenges of structural racism in our work to how we can get the most out of social media during elections.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn and share the latest community organizing skills with other people who are doing the work right now!

Our fight for justice can get stronger only if we come together to prepare for the challenges ahead and celebrate the work that’s brought us this far.

Register today for Justice Works 2014. Be part of building a New York that works for all of us!

Thanks for all that you do,

Karen Scharff
Executive Director
Citizen Action of New York