A sign of the times! The Swill Bucket interviews Chelsea Lyons Kent

August 14th, 2016

The Hawaii delegate explains why she flipped off the Hawaiian delegation.

“The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don’t acknowledge this. They claim membership in two imaginary parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead.” Kurt Vonnegut from Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

Chelsea Lyons Kent Salutes' the Hawaii Delegation

Delegate Chelsea Lyons Kent “flips off” the Hawaiian delegation for its duplicity and for  undermining democracy!

The 2016 presidential election so far has left me feeling acutely unrepresented. The one candidate that seemed reasonable was, through malice and chicanery, politically neutered by my former Party, yet Mr. Sanders continues to play a weird game of ignoring what Party infidels did to him and us.

There has been only one time during this election when I felt in some way represented. It occurred during the Democratic National Committee convention and wasn’t part of the script. Leaders of the Hawaiian delegation ignored the 70%, majority who had voted for Sanders in the primaries and cast their ballots instead for Hillary Clinton. Hawaii had even passed a resolution announcing its resolve that delegates were expected to vote according to the state’s popular will. Only two super delegates honored the resolution–Tulsi Gabbart and Tim Vandeveer–the rest all voted for Clinton. Delegate Chelsea Lyons Kent (CLK) realized that Sanders’ supporters in Hawaii had just been royally screwed by the Democratic Party of Hawaii (DPH). In that moment she had a choice: she could fake a smile and feign joviality–or she could use the moment to register an honest statement, and that’s what she did–She gave the duplicitous delegates “the finger” on national television.

Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono at the Democratic convention. Chelsea Lyons Kent stands behind them.

Bravo! Chelsea! For the first time this election year, I felt represented! Democratic Party officials decided to censure her honest and courageous rebellion, however, threatening to invalidate her delegate credentials if she didn’t apologize and agree to and meet a set of specific conditions. “I did have my credentials taken at the DNC. I was given the opportunity to get them back, but I chose not to. I was told that if I apologized to Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, and the DNC, that I would get my credentials back. I absolutely, 100% refused to do that. Both Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono chose to vote against the 70% of voters in Hawaii–who chose Bernie Sanders–and cast their votes for Hillary Clinton instead,” CLK told me. “There is nothing democratic about the Democratic National Committee,” she said, describing the convention as nothing more than “well-orchestrated theater”. Party officials, she reported, worked tirelessly to produce a false image of unity by silencing all dissenters.

“It’s a crushing realization when it dawns on you that democracy truly is dead. When the cameras were turned on my delegation, I had approximately three seconds to figure out how I could protest that moment. Especially that moment. If there was one moment throughout the convention that I would want to destroy the illusion of, it would have been that moment,” CLK recounted. “So I did the only thing I could think of….” (video clip 1:28)

Everything is not okay in the Democratic Party

Chelsea Lyons Kent (CLK) explained that the Democratic Party’s established structure–on both the local and the national level–caters to big business and career politicians. In Hawaii, the DPH has been primarily controlled by a small clique that has been present for years. “If you are just a concerned citizen looking for an organization through which to enact change, you are in the wrong place,” she observed. If you’re looking to climb the establishment ladder, then you are welcome to stay.” She added:

“I like to say that our local party is more like ‘Democracy role playing’. It was only once I    was at the convention that I realized [the corruption] extended all the way up the chain. I think the overwhelming issue is that people are more concerned with politeness and propriety than they are with election fraud and the outrageous lack of democracy in America. We speak of paradise and Aloha without mentioning the corruption of our local party, the thousands of homeless people littering our streets, and the big-money companies that are destroying the land. We aren’t doing anyone any favors by perpetuating this false image of unity. Everything is not okay in the Democratic Party.”

CLK describes the Democratic Party of Hawaii (DPH) as exceptionally unhelpful to newer Party members. There is no outreach. No-one is sending out invitations to join the organization or to attend their event. DPH representatives elect new positions yearly but don’t explain how one runs for them. “You will have to do all of your own research. You either read the cluttered manifesto that is the rule book or remain clueless. There is a much greater sense of exclusion than that of inclusion,” CLK said. “It becomes clear very quickly that the Democratic Party is indeed a private club–a far cry from the party of the working class that they promote themselves to be.”

Lyons Kent says she will be voting for Jill Stein because the two-party system exemplifies excessive power in the hands of too few. In many other countries it’s common to have a slate of candidates in an election, yet in the US we only have two! She says she believes that Jill Stein and Gary Johnson have a unique opportunity to really shake up this election. “It’s likely that neither will win, but it would send a clear message to the major parties that they shouldn’t choose such unlikable candidates,” CLK said. “Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are equally terrifying options, and both of them will lead us into war. The American people deserve better.”

Chelsea Lyons Kent Explains Why She Gave The Middle Finger During DNC

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Ralph Hamilton Biography

August 4th, 2016

Ralph Eugene Hamilton (1918-1999) was born on September 22, 1918, in Malin, Oregon, where his father, Edward, farmed alfalfa. Eventually, his mother, Nell, inherited some land on Signal Hill near Long Beach from her father, Clarence Coseboom, so the family moved there, and in the 1920s Ralph enrolled in the Southern California Military Academy (SCMA), a private and excellent school. After attending the SCMA, Ralph joined the Navy, but when war seemed inevitable, he decided to become a combat pilot since he’d learned to fly biplanes when he was 15. He would eventually pilot P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs in combat against Germany.

Ralph in his P-51 Mustang, Duxford England, 1944. He was shot down by ground fire while strafing marshaling yards near Crailsheim, Germany on February 22, 1944. He was captured trying to reach the Swiss border and interred in Stalag 7A.

Ralph Hamilton’s P-51 Mustang at Duxford, England. Tail  # (194) 4-15650. The first house he bought after the war in Anaheim was at 650 Gilbuck Drive. Conscious or subconscious or connection?

Maj. Ralph E. Hamilton, Duxford AFB, England. His outfit, the 78th Fighter Sqaudron from California, took to wearing mustaches and goatees.

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“First King of the season” Ralph went to Alaska to fish and get away from “civilization” and people after the war.

After being shot down by ground fire, he spent the last few months of World War Two in a German prison camp fighting
boredom, hunger, dysentery, and bedbugs. Ralph never volunteered stories about the war, and seldom talked about it, which I think is true for many who experienced intense combat.

After the war ended, Ralph fished salmon commercially in Alaska. In the 1950s he graduated from the University of Southern California and started teaching 6th grade in Bellflower, California. In the early 1960s he got a Master’s Degree in Art from Long Beach State, studying painting and sculpture under the Hungarian artist Francis D’Erdley. Cartooning was a skill he developed later in life, mostly to amuse me.

One of Ralph’s sketches from his Long Beach State College Masters program.

In 1972 he moved from Orange County to 30 acres in the foothills of Northern California where he lived an intentionally humble and simple life until his death in 1999.

I wrote a book about Ralph’s war experiences, Be All You Can Be, for my son who was born less than a year after Ralph’s death. The book’s title and cover art come from an antiwar cartoon Ralph drew. “Be All You Can Be” was the US Army’s recruiting slogan for about 20 years. It shows that Ralph did not fit the mold of the dutifully patriotic and obediently apolitical soldier.

 

Front cover of book about Ralph Hamilton

From the back cover of Be All You Can Be, Ralph had this to say about draft-dodging:

“There is something sad about a person who blindly sacrifices his life ‘for his country,’ for he is unaware of the real issues. If a person can grasp the truth about war, it can’t help but color his thinking on such issues as draft dodging. The name draft dodger suggests the evasion of a just debt or obligation. In reality, a draft dodger is either a person who rejects military service on religious or moral grounds–or plainly doesn’t want to allow himself to be killed. Any of those reasons should be good enough, and I don’t think that he should be persecuted or prosecuted. Unfortunately, the multitude cannot, or will not, understand that wars are fought for the protection of vested interests.

A person who is willing to sacrifice his life ‘for his country’ is merely a dupe in the profit game of the military-industrial complex. A man who has the courage to stand up against such twisted idealism and refuse to be sacrificed for profiteers–is no coward. My opinion of the draft dodger probably differs from the opinion of many of my peers, but then, my generation is probably one of the biggest collections of fools on record.”

Rick Staggenborg of Soldiers for Peace interviewed me (listen) about Ralph and Be All You Can Be.

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Michael Meade & John Densmore: How Your Unique Genius Can Help Heal Nature and Culture

July 25th, 2016

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My friend, Kayla Platsis, turned me on to this powerful performance by Michael Meade, a deeply knowledgeable mythologist–and John Densmore, who some will recognize as the drummer for The Doors.  From left to right in the photo above: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison. *

In this piece under the title How Your Unique Genius Can Help Heal Nature and Culture, Meade and Densmore  weave myth and music and rhythm into a timely and timeless piece of performance art. It’s really worth seeing and hearing. It’s brilliant!

 

Hear Meade speak at Stanford University:

*The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore.

 

 

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Trump campaign having more problems pirating others’ music:

July 23rd, 2016

“Mr. Trump has no right to use this Nazi song. “We Germans ourselves are not allowed to play it,” said an official with the former propaganda ministry who declined to be named. Here is the song in question:

 

“Horst-Wessel-Lied”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD6oDnm43HA

This post should be taken in the spirit of The Onion.

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Republican gives spontaneous Nazi salute to summarize her feelings

July 21st, 2016

She has the same glare–that of a pissed off ferret–that I’ve seen sported by Ann Coulter.

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This Is How Laura Ingraham Closed Her Republican Convention Speech

 

God her voice is irritating! (YouTube) And what she says is imbecile!

 

 

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Dems post diverse 2016 intern “selfie” to contrast with Republicans’ white monoculture

July 21st, 2016

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Diversity

WhiteSelfie

White Privilege

 

 

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Danger in Cell Phone La La Land — Swill Bucket Delicacies

April 3rd, 2016

By Shawn Hamilton Lately I’ve encountered a surprising number of people in public who seemed to be talking to themselves. Often when this happens, I assume these folks are talking to me, so I respond in some way as polite custom dictates, only to be ignored–or to receive a disapproving glance for having invaded […]

via Danger in Cell Phone La La Land — Swill Bucket Delicacies

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‘Rethinking Conspiracy’ Foreign Policy Journal

January 28th, 2016

The terms “conspiracy theorist” and “conspiracy nut” are used frequently to discredit a perceived adversary using emotional rather than logical appeals. It’s important for the sake of true argument that we define the term “conspiracy” and use it appropriately, not as an ad hominem attack on someone whose point of view we don’t share.

According to my Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, the word “conspiracy” derives from the Latin “conspirare,” which means literally “to breathe together” in the sense of agreeing to commit a crime. The primary definition is “planning and acting together secretly, especially for a harmful or unlawful purpose, such as murder or treason.”

It was in this sense that Mark Twain astutely observed, “A conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public.”

Complete article here:

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/10/27/rethinking-conspiracy/

Kevin Barrett and Jim Fetzer discuss “Rethinking Conspiracy” on False Flag Weekly News:

http://noliesradio.org/archives/95653 (17:10 into broadcast)

Fran Shure, Psychologist, mentions RC in footnote #13:

http://www1.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/930-why-do-good-people-become-silentor-worseabout-911-pt13.html

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‘Be All You Can Be’ Blogtalk Radio

January 10th, 2016
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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sfpiradio/2014/05/11/be-all-that-you-can-be-with-shawn-hamilton

 

 

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‘A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File’ Turns 40- The Sleuth Journal

November 24th, 2015
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 Is this Eugene Brading’s ‘X-marked hatband’? (‘A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File’ (p. 5) In 1975 an extraordinary document surfaced called “A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File.” Distributed hand-to-hand long before the advent of computer-based social media, the 22-page typed copy I received in 1976 had been reproduced so many times that several words and letters were unclear or missing. Evidently a fervent underground effort had been underway to get this information out. So I’ve kept a copy of the Skeleton Key around for the last four decades taking notes on developments, and recent history, so far, has increased my confidence in the document’s veracity. (continued): http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/skeleton-key-gemcstone-file-turns-40

Dealey Plaza / Is this Eugene Brading’s “X-marked Hatband”?

‘A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File’ (p.5)

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‘A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File’ Turns 40

May 1st, 2015

 “A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File”

(link to original 22-page document)

“Is Howard Hughes Dead and Buried on an Island in Greece?”

Stephanie Caruana and Mae Brussell, Playgirl, December, 1974

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 Is this Eugene Brading’s ‘X-marked hatband’? (‘A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File’ (p. 5)

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Bruce Roberts and Carmen Miranda from magazine photo, ca. 1952:

Note: Author Gerald Carroll discovered this photo in the archives of the San Francisco Examiner in 1989. Stephanie Caruana assured me this was the same Bruce Roberts she knew in San Francisco. It shows not only that Bruce Roberts existed but that he had knowledge and interest concerning artificial gems. SH

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Study Suggests Conspiracy Theorists Are More Positive & Reasonable Compared To Conventional Thinkers

January 18th, 2015

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Here’s one that should make JREF* devotees froth at the mouth! We at The Swill Bucket generally keep comments closed to avoid cognitive infiltrators–and sesquipedalian misanthropes–but we thought it would be compassionate (even humorous) to give JREF advocates a chance to vent and hurl crude epithets at the authors –or people and ideas associated with them–in JREFrs’ distinct style of rabid verbal attack they somehow equate with intellectual discourse. However, I expect your typical JREF adherent won’t make it past the first paragraph anyway.
* (James Randi Educational Forum: http://web.randi.org/)

Study Suggests Conspiracy Theorists Are More Positive & Reasonable Compared To Conventional Thinkers

“A case study examining online commenting trends was performed by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent that revealed so called 「conspiracy theorists」 are actually more reasonable & sensible than those who are considered conventionalists.

Not that long ago, practically anyone who thought outside of the box, questioned the official stories, or did any type of investigation into certain subjects was labeled a ‘conspiracy theorist.’ In fact, many of these people, including the majority of the writers here at Collective Evolution, are still considered conspiracy theorists by many even though the goal is simply to examine or verify the truth of something.”

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George Carlin and Bill Hicks: The Big Electron

January 7th, 2015
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                      The Big Electron:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvz9uSK3zXo (Incorporates clips from Hicks’ and Carlin’s acts used to make the song)

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Comedians on Psychedelics (Doug Stanhope, Bill Hicks, Joe Rogan, George Carlin, Duncan Trussel)

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‘Rethinking Conspiracy’ Foreign Policy Journal

December 9th, 2014
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The terms “conspiracy theorist” and “conspiracy nut” are used frequently to discredit a perceived adversary using emotional rather than logical appeals. It’s important for the sake of true argument that we define the term “conspiracy” and use it appropriately, not as an ad hominem attack on someone whose point of view we don’t share.

According to my Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, the word “conspiracy” derives from the Latin “conspirare,” which means literally “to breathe together” in the sense of agreeing to commit a crime. The primary definition is “planning and acting together secretly, especially for a harmful or unlawful purpose, such as murder or treason.”

It was in this sense that Mark Twain astutely observed, “A conspiracy is nothing but a secret agreement of a number of men for the pursuance of policies which they dare not admit in public.”

Complete article here:

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/10/27/rethinking-conspiracy/

Kevin Barrett and Jim Fetzer discuss “Rethinking Conspiracy” on False Flag Weekly News:

http://noliesradio.org/archives/95653 (17:10 into broadcast)

Fran Shure, Psychologist, mentions RC in footnote #13:

http://www1.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/930-why-do-good-people-become-silentor-worseabout-911-pt13.html

 

 

 

 

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Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

October 24th, 2014
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Friesen Press Announces “Be All You Can Be” by Shawn E. Hamilton

October 21st, 2014
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VETERAN PLEADS: DO NOT BLINDLY SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE FOR YOUR COUNTRY! Author Publishes WWII Pilot Father’s Legacy and Warning

SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, October 19, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — SACRAMENTO, 19 October, 2014—The belief that it’s noble to support the nation’s military regardless of circumstances will perhaps always prevail. It’s a seductive patriotic ideal, but over the course of our nation’s history, the US military has been increasingly used to protect the interests of the rich and powerful rather than liberty and justice for all. Journalist Shawn Hamilton has written his new book, Be All You Can Be, as a wake-up call to the nation, using his WWII veteran father’s story as the revelry bugle.

A person who is willing to sacrifice his life ‘for his country’ is merely a dupe in the profit game of the military-industrial complex.”

— Major Ralph E.   Hamilton, 1976

 

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Homeless in Sacramento: Interview with Darryl Jefferson

July 20th, 2014
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Every Saturday morning a few good folks bring food to feed the homeless in Sacramento. One informal group was started several years ago by a woman from Taiwan named Lily who arrived in the US with no education, no ability to speak English, and little money. Life was very hard for her, but Lily eventually became a licensed accupressure therapist and became financially stable, She never forgot how it felt to be poor, however, and started feeding the homeless because of her compassion for people in tough circumstances. I extracted the recording above from an interview I conducted with Darryl Jefferson during the breakfast one Saturday morning. The piece originally aired on KPFA Radio.

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Interview: Dr. Rick Staggenborg Interviews Be All You Can Be Writer

July 8th, 2014
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A Kriegie’s Prayer –Ralph Hamilton

March 30th, 2014
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Oh, God, I ask of you in humble prayer,

As I lie in torment far from home,

Keep safe my loving family over there;

Make lighter theirs—this burden

Which they bear.

I ask not why this plan for war was lain,

Nor question your divine authority,

But couldn’t you have had the flak refrain

That last time I went down to

Strafe a train?

Oh, God, just slightly overflow thy cup,

And speed me from this vermin-prison’s bed.

Please, God, release me from

This land of Krupp

Before these God-damned bedbugs eat me up!

Note: Ralph wrote this under a dim night light, on toilet paper in the German prison camp at Moosburg. He said the bedbugs had chewed his wrists, neck, and ankles to a “painful mass of itching misery” and forced him from his bunk.

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Shawn Hamilton _ on 9/11 Free Fall

January 31st, 2014

Shawn Hamilton _ on 9/11 Free Fall

Shawn Hamilton _ on 9/11 Free Fall

 This show was broadcast January 30, 2014.

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“Be All You Can Be”

March 12th, 2013

Released on March 24th, 2014 through Friesen Press:  Be All You Can Be

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“There is something sad about a person who blindly sacrifices his life ‘for his country,’ for he is unaware of the real issues. If a person can grasp the truth about war, it can’t help but color his thinking on such issues as draft dodging. The name draft dodger suggests the evasion of a just debt or obligation. In reality, a draft dodger is either a person who rejects military service on religious or moral grounds—or plainly doesn’t want to allow himself to be killed. Any of those reasons should be good enough, and I don’t think that he should be persecuted or prosecuted.

A person who is willing to sacrifice his life ‘for his country’ is merely a dupe in the profit game of the military-industrial complex. A man who has the courage to stand up against such twisted idealism and refuse to be sacrificed for profiteers is no coward. My opinion of the draft dodger differs from the opinion of many of my peers, but then, my generation is probably one of the biggest collections of fools on record.”

— Major Ralph E. Hamilton, WW2 Veteran, 1976

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Indigenous Tribes of Mount Shasta Banish All Future Rainbow Gatherings

August 18th, 2016

White people actin’ like they own the place?

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Ralph Hamilton comments on humanity…

July 31st, 2016

Etched Cross at Inscription Canyon, Prescott, Arizona

July 12th, 2016

Hillary Clinton “We Came; We Saw; He Died” HRC. Inc. Speaks on Killing Qaddafi

June 17th, 2016

So after tooting some coke she scored from one of Bill’s connections, Hillary Clinton speaks with ballsy bravado about killing someone.

:  Barf Bucket here:

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