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Archive for April, 2011

“Arizona: The Grand Canyon State”

April 28th, 2011

“Arizona: The Grand Canyon State” – a report by John Hamilton for Ms. McKinnon’s 5th grade class at MLK Elementary School.

General

UC Davis Guest Speaker Challenges Students, Questions Official Explanation for 9/11 Towers’ Destruction

April 27th, 2011

The University of California at Davis set the stage for an enlightening lecture about the controlled demolition of the WTC skyscrapers.

Last quarter, AE911Truth volunteer coordinator Mark Graham visited my writing class at UC Davis to introduce my students to the possibility that the Twin Towers and Building 7 had been explosively demolished.

Read entire article here:

911, General, News media, Transparency

Jennifer Chou: Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are ‘terrorists’

April 18th, 2011

Jennifer Chou

The Swill Bucket is pleased to present another column by Jennifer Chou. Jenn received her B.A. in communications studies from UCLA and her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She enjoys beer, jogging, the beach and music in her spare time.

Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are ‘terrorists’

 

In this video clip, a few women of The View accuse the founders of We Won’t Fly, James Babb and George Donnelly of being terrorists. Specifically, Whoopi Goldberg says these two men are similar to terrorists because they are disrupting airport procedures. Hasselbeck goes on to say that Mr. Babb and Mr. Donelly should be put on a list for their protest of the recently instituted TSA procedures.

Read entire article here:

911, Columns, General, Homeland "Security", News media, Transparency

Jennifer Chou: TSA screening: no logic, no freedom, just fear, hatred and molestation

April 18th, 2011

Jennifer Chou

The Swill Bucket is pleased to present another column by Jennifer Chou. Jenn received her B.A. in communications studies from UCLA and her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She enjoys beer, jogging, the beach and music in her spare time.

 

“TSA screening: no logic, no freedom, just fear, hatred and molestation”

There is seriously something wrong when the government demands its citizens be molested or to undergo x-raying and be viewed naked, in order to travel.

It’s hard for me to believe people are serious when they ask what the big deal is about being viewed naked on these porno scanners. Clearly, if people are generally comfortable being naked in front of complete strangers, it would not be illegal to be naked in almost all public places. And is it that hard to imagine that victims of rape or sexual assault might be extremely uncomfortable with strangers seeing them naked or groping them?

Read entire article here:

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Jennifer Chou: But their jobs are so hard

April 18th, 2011

Jennifer Chou

The Swill Bucket is pleased to present another column by Jennifer Chou. Jenn received her B.A. in communications studies from UCLA and her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She enjoys beer, jogging, the beach and music in her spare time.

 “But their jobs are so hard!”

“This is something repeated ad nauseum by police apologists. According to Forbes, construction workers have the 10th most dangerous job in the country. Sanitation workers are at number 7, with 25.2 deaths per 100,000 workers. Farmers are at number 4, with 38.5 deaths per 100,000 workers, and fishing workers have the most dangerous job in America, with 200 deaths per 100,000 workers (see full list here).”

Read entire story here:

Columns, General, News media, Transparency

UCD Students: Advertising Essay

April 18th, 2011

At this point you should have an ad chosen and begun analyzing it. Remember that your ad should have some text, even if only a short caption, along with the visuals. You can find an ad online (there are thousands out there) but check with me to verify it’s a real ad and not a parody of an one.

Write if you need assistance or want me to confirm your ad:  sehamilton@ucdavis.edu 

Ad Essay Instructions (Click Here)

Some possible sources:

The Swill Bucket Subliminal Ad Gallery

Artistmike.com

The Bush “RATS” Scandal (video)

Advertising, General, Subliminal Advertising

Jennifer Chou: What if the one you encounter is a bad apple?

April 17th, 2011

Jennifer Chou

The Swill Bucket is pleased to present another column by Jennifer Chou. Jenn received her B.A. in communications studies from UCLA and her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She enjoys beer, jogging, the beach and music in her spare time.

“What if the one you encounter is the bad apple?” by Jennifer Chou

“Certainly, the attitudes, thoughts and words of a few officers will not necessarily be representative of all police. Even so, it is important to keep in mind there are indeed deranged, corrupt, and morally bankrupt people in uniforms who carry guns. Not infrequently, they will publicly, and shamelessly display their degeneracy because they know that regardless, they will continue to be protected by the law, and revered by the public. Below are just a few recent examples.”

Columns, General, News media, Transparency , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kalama Sutra: Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry

April 17th, 2011

Kalama Sutta

The people of Kalama asked the Buddha who to believe out of all the ascetics, sages, venerables, and holy ones who, like himself, passed through their town. They complained that they were confused by the many contradictions they discovered in what they heard. The Kalama Sutta is the Buddha’s reply.

Do not believe anything on mere hearsay.
Do not believe in traditions merely because they are old and have been handed down for many generations and in many places.
Do not believe anything on account of rumors or because people talk a a great deal about it.
Do not believe anything because you are shown the written testimony of some ancient sage.
Do not believe in what you have fancied, thinking that, because it is extraordinary, it must have been inspired by a god or other wonderful being.
Do not believe anything merely because presumption is in its favor, or because the custom of many years inclines you to take it as true.
Do not believe anything merely on the authority of your teachers and priests.
But, whatever, after thorough investigation and reflection, you find to agree with reason and experience, as conducive to the good and benefit of one and all and of the world at large, accept only that as true, and shape your life in accordance with it.

The same text, said the Buddha, must be applied to his own teachings.

Do not accept any doctrine from reverence, but first try it as gold is tried by fire.

A more thorough discussion of this text can be found here:  Soma Thera

Conscious Party, General, Spirituality, Philosophy, Ethics , , , ,

Jennifer Chou: The cognitive dissonance of prosecutors

April 16th, 2011
Jennifer Chou

The Swill Bucket is pleased to present another column by Jennifer Chou. Jenn received her B.A. in communications studies from UCLA and her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She enjoys beer, jogging, the beach and music in her spare time.

 

The cognitive dissonance of prosecutors” by Jennifer Chou

“Prosecutors have repeatedly made the news recently, embarrassing themselves along with their police buddies –

Las Vegas Deputy District Attorney David Schubert resigned on April 1, 2011 after he  was arrested on suspicion of buying cocaine. He was pulled over in Las Vegas with cocaine in the car, a semi-automatic 9mm pistol, four ammunition magazines, and two boxes of bullets (more here). Ironically, he was the same prosecutor who had recently prosecuted Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton when they were arrested for cocaine possession.”

Read entire article here:

Also by Jennifer Chou:

“What if the one you encounter is a bad apple”?

“You hyphenated me, asshole!”

Columns, General, Transparency , , ,

The Streets of Taiwan

April 14th, 2011
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