Whassup G?

short updates from that thing called life

Who Owns Social Media; Follow the Shares

Tsu pays out 90% of d revenue to its users.  Facebook 0%

People are now beginning the next great social media migration.  Tsū is a brand new social network with $7 million in backing that pays users to be social -  it's recieved a shit ton of media coverage lately from Re/code, Billboard, VentureBeat, Examiner, the New York Business Journal, ZDnet, Social Times and has plans to not only dislodge Facebook but it also offers a PayPal alternative built into the platform.  Tsū launched Oct. 14th so ithis is a great chance to "be first" on a social network.

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Why I'm not Covering This or That Event Right Now

vintage solar powered hatBack in the 80's I gave my grandfather a solar powered hat with a fan on it that blows a wind on your head as long as the sun's out.  I thought this would make his life working the farm in the hot sun more enjoyable.  He never wore it beyond the mandatory initial try it on for everybody show.  I always assumed it didn't really work because it was just a weird gimicky "future" thing.  It worked.  I guess it was too much technology for him.  It still works, and now I'm wearing grandpa's hat.

I'm the New Shadow FCC Chairman

As Chairman of the FCC, I will revoke the corporate charter of any corporation that is involved in both selling internet/cable services and the infrastructure of providing those services. I will insist that state governments take over providing the infrastructure and they will be required to use open-source forward- and backward-compatible technology. By taking the profit incentive out of communications infrastructure, we will expand coverage to serve everyone, keep local funds in the community and lock out any company that violates censorship or racketeering regulations.

Welcome 2 The New Fluxview, USⒶ

A little while back this site 's databse became currupt, so I ended it's rule over my internet presence.  This is the new incarnation.  So, if you are subscribed to my rss feed prepare to go on an 12 year journey recapping every video I've created as I repopulate this site with my content.  Unfortunatly, some material and all the reposts on the site are not going to make the leap. 

Debunking the Anarchy Trashman Theory

One of the most common responses to the thought of wide spread Anarchy by those who've made it past the anarchy=chaos misconception is that of the lowly trashman.  "But who'd take out the trash" if we were all free to do what we wanted, who on earth would choose to be the trashman or the sewer worker, you know.. the shit jobs.  I've heard this arguement often and I finally have an answer.  .... I would.

camp

I have met many Rainbows over the years volunteering with one disaster or another; some standing up for your rights on a street corner but I had never made it to a Gathering "on time".   2008 saw a valiant attempt to make it to Wyoming but our side trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation left the bus sabotaged and we spent the week of the Gathering waiting for a part we didn't even need.   So this year I found a random ride home, on Facebook.

Going in I envisioned prolonged down time and hanging out with people I knew but that's not how it played out.  Turns out my friends seem to be the ones that ... do the work.. and we "hung out" mostly in passing as we went about our "work" daze.

Instead of camping with pregathering friends I decided to stick with the 3 random strangers I'd shared a van with for the 5 day journey that we all thought was to be 3.  There were no mechanical problems; we just stopped every hour or 2 and the van was too cramped  for comfortable napping.  It was a bit frustrating for me to take 5 days to drive a distance I've done alone in 2 &1/2 but it was the 1st time I ever road tripped somewhere and did not drive so that was way different and certainly a bonding experience.  ;~)

MTR Arrest Report Back

opednews.com  Massey Morgan Rd Julian, WV 6AM ish 9-9-09
I was filming a Chain & Tube Lock Down Blockade of the road which leads to Massey Energy Regional Headquarters as the first workers of the day arrived. I was wearing my Press Pass prominently around my neck. The road was an intersection off of a 4 lane road with a 65 mph speed limit and the blockade was about 40-50 yards from the intersection. The road appeared to continue for approximately 1/4 mile. There is nothing at this intersection that marks it any differently than any other road intersecting this 4 lane roadway. This part of West Virginia often has severe fog problems, but not this morning. I interviewed the participants and waited for the cops to show up. The cops arrived quickly. I positioned myself about 30-40 feet from the lock-down and waited for the police interaction with the protesters. Deputy Eric Eversole appeared to be first on the scene. He briefly surveyed the situation at the lock-down and then abruptly turned walking quickly toward me and said:

"Turn your camera off. You're under arrest for trespassing."

Evil is Real: Rights are No Consideration

The saga of the NOmadjik Media Bus at the Republican National Convention played out among context that will sadden anyone who believes in freedom and democracy.  The RNC in St. Paul was an exercise in intimidation, harassment and preemptive arrest of JOURNALISTS.

more at
http://mobilebroadcastnews.blogspot.com/2008/09/cops-probe-indymedia-bus...

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Get That Camera!

I was attacked by the New York Police Department, who broke my camera AND stole it... as well as my footage.  Fortunately it was a a protest for justice for a murdered video journalist friend and every videographer worth a shit in NYC was out that day. 

This video has been featured on the Documentary Channel and several Film Fests.

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