1. FM 2030: The Future of Democracy, Pt.1


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    The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists & progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate ways to engage or advance these philosophies within government. For example, one significant point of discussion centered around whether running for office was an effective way to drive change. The excerpts in this archive file collect many of futurist FM 2030’s thoughts over the course of the discussion. About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM 2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM 2030’ or visit some of the following links: GPA on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18NiF8z GPA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GPA2030 GPA on YouTube: http://youtu.be/C-WB6dVkETI Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-2030 Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: http://ieet.org/index.php/tpwiki/Transhuman The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/11/us/futurist-known-as-fm-2030-is-dead-at-69.html

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    • Guns N' Roses - Shackler's Revenge Music Video


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      follow me on facebook.com/​slasherr.videos youtube.com/user/GNRPoland gunsnroses.com.pl eng My favorite. Everything opens up with my favourite scene from 'The Boondock Saints' movie. Then we have a little fun with the audio track and just in half of the first minute we're on the right track. My inspiration was 90s Guns' videos such as 'Live And Let Die' or 'Dead Horse'. My goal was to catch all the great spirit of the band to create powerful, energetic clip. pl Mój faworyt. Wszystko otwiera moja ulubiona scena z 'Świętych z Bostonu'. Potem mamy trochę zabawy ze ścieżką audio i dopiero w połowie pierwszej minuty zaczyna nam się właściwy utwór. Moją inspiracją były teledyski Gunsów z lat 90. Shackler's Revenge to takie moje 'Live and let die' czy 'Dead horse'. Chciałem przede wszystkim oddać koncertową moc zespołu i stworzyć mocny, energiczny klip.

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      • Occupied Barcelona: The Spanish Election Rejection


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        In the midst of rising unemployment rates, extensive austerity measures and increased privatization, many Spanish people are losing faith in electoral politics.

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        • Jossot from Gustave to Abdul Karim a film by Marc Faye


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          This is the opening sequence of the documentary "Gustave Jossot" about 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State. Enjoy ! Voici le plan séquence de 2min en Animation 2D en ouverture du film "Jossot, de Gustave à Abdul Karim" de Marc Faye. Cette animation reconstitue la promulgation de la loi de 1905 sur la séparation des Églises et de l'État. Bon visionnage ! One shot of 2 minutes extract from the by Marc Faye : Jossot to Gustave from Abdul Karim / 52min40sec : Gustave Jossot (1866-1951) is a French caricaturist who inspired the new generation of french caricaturist : Siné, Cabus, Charb, Honoré, Riss, Tignous, Besse, Lolmede, Luz, Willem, Catherine. The team of Charlie Hebdo, Siné Mensuel and Le canard enchainé used to make references about his works. dvd available on www.dvdvod.fr facebook.com/novanima.prod Jossot to Gustave from Abdul Karim : In 1905, just before the law separating Church and State was signed, Gustave Jossot, a gifted, nonconformist, anti-clerical, anti-just-about-every-kind-of-authority caricaturist and poster maker, drew one of France’s first political posters. When in 1913 he moved to Tunisia and converted to Islam, he was once again bucking the ideas of his times. The film explores Jossot's world, North and South. RÉSUMÉ : Nous sommes en France à la veille de la promulgation de la loi de 1905 sur la séparation des Églises et de l’État. Gustave Jossot, caricaturiste et affichiste de talent, anticlérical, anticonformiste et contre les autorités de toutes sortes, réalise l’une des premières affiches politiques illustrées en France : « A bas les calottes ! ». Quand, en 1911, il s’installera définitivement en Tunisie et se convertira à l’Islam en 1913, il agira encore à rebours des idées de son temps. Ce film explore l’univers de l’artiste entre Occident et Orient. Film réalisé par Marc Faye / Documentaire de création / HD / VF / 54min

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          • President Obama's Visit to Ghana


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            President Obama reminds the people of Africa of America's commitment to partnership and friendship. (public domain)

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            • Chris Hedges on the work of Sheldon Wolin, 17 May 2011


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              Chris Hedges, who has written, "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug," is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and publishes a regular column on truthdig.com. Hedges spoke about Sheldon S. Wolin and his latest work, Democracy Incorporated. Sheldon S. Wolin, born in 1922, is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He taught political theory for 40 years at Oberlin College, the Universities of California, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Los Angeles, Princeton University, Cornell University, and Oxford University. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Democracy and a former regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Politics and Vision: Continuity and Innovation in Western Thought [1960] and Tocqueville between Two Worlds [2001]. Wolin's propheticism about U.S. political life seeks to recognize the fugitive character of democracy in order to retain its reformative power, encouraging local and particular modes of political participation which can resist the totalizing tendencies of statist power. His newest book, Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism, is a devastating critique of the contemporary government of the United States--including what has happened to it in recent years and what must be done if it is not to disappear into history along with its classic totalitarian predecessors: Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and Bolshevik Russia. "With his fundamental grasp of political theory and restless spirit to get at the essence of what threatens modern democracy," Rakesh Khurana writes, "Wolin demonstrates that the threats to our democratic traditions and institutions are not always from outside, but may come from within."

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              • Godspeed Taiwan - Trailer


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                "Godspeed Taiwan" tells the story of Taiwan, the only modern democracy not recognized by the United Nations. After nearly five decades of oppression, the people of Taiwan must now face the challenges of the 21st century. The country remains divided between those who want to establish closer ties to China, and those who strive for independence and autonomy. Will Taiwan emerge as an example of thriving democracy in Asia, or will the west stand by as China asserts its claim to the island? This question and others will be explored by political icons Lee Teng-hui and Peng Ming-min, as well as other Taiwanese politicians, businessmen, musicians, filmmakers, and citizens. Produced & Directed by Kai Boydell & Jeff Broadway Produced by Sam Lang Directors of Photography: Cory J. Bailey & Rob Bralver Edited by Rob Bralver www.gatlingpictures.com#tld

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                • From Effectiveness to Faithfulness


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                  Video with Parker J. Palmer If we are to stand and act with hope in the tragic gap and do it for the long haul, we cannot settle for mere “effectiveness” as the ultimate measure of our failure or success. Yes, we want to be effective in pursuit of important goals. But when measurable, short-term outcomes become the only or primary standard for assessing our efforts, the upshot is as pathetic as it is predictable: we take on smaller and smaller tasks—the only kind that yield instantly visible results—and abandon the large, impossible but vital jobs we are here to do. We must judge ourselves by a higher standard than effectiveness, the standard called faithfulness. Are we faithful to the community on which we depend, to doing what we can in response to its pressing needs? Are we faithful to the better angels of our nature and to what they call forth from us? Are we faithful to the eternal conversation of the human race, to speaking and listening in a way that takes us closer to truth? Are we faithful to the call of courage that summons us to witness to the common good, even against great odds? When faithfulness is our standard, we are more likely to sustain our engagement with tasks that will never end: doing justice, loving mercy, and calling the beloved community into being. (192–193) Q. Is there a cause—personal, social, or political—that you have committed yourself to for the “long haul”? If so, what is your experience of effectiveness and faithfulness in service of this cause? How do you remain committed to tasks that do not yield visible short-term results? http://www.couragerenewal.org/democracyguide

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                  • #EducatedVote


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                    Created by Matthew Prickett and Aaron Willard. Across America, during a large part of 2012, you may have noticed being subject to an extraordinarily large amount of Political ads. That's not only because there's a Presidential election happening, but also because of new laws allowing Super-PAC groups to raise and spend as much money campaigning as they desire. Over three quarters of these television ads funded by these Super-PACs have been against the opposition, fueling negative campaigning. Make sure you make up your own mind on November 6th 2012. Visit independent websites, take a quiz to find out what you care about and who represents your views. Cast an #EducatedVote . Figures taken on Sunday November 4th 2012. SOURCES http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/18/the-super-pac-economy.html http://www.propublica.org/article/two-dark-money-groups-outspending-all-super-pacs-combined http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/ http://mediaproject.wesleyan.edu/2012/05/02/jump-in-negativity/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/political-consultants-2012-campaign-big-money_n_1570157.html http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/14/teacher-union-bigs-rake-in-dough-despite-budget-cuts-across-education-sector/ http://high-schools.com/florida.html

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                    • The Sun And The Mountain And America


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                      (revision: America is a beautiful country. I love America even though it has its issues. In fact, I love a bunch of other countries even though they too have issues. I just don't like the fact that people seem to think it's okay to buy land and sell trees and cover the world with concrete.) I do not mean to offend, only to offer my thoughts. I was hiking around a little place known as Stone Mountain. A while ago somebody got some money together and bought up the place. Now, you can only walk in designated areas. You can only drive on allotted roads, and they carved the image of some civil war assholes on the side. I hopped a fence and walked up the backside of it. I didn't stick to predetermined trails and railings. Along the way I got to thinking..."Who gave anybody the right to buy up this beautiful piece of earth and tell me where I can and cannot walk?" America is pretty f-ed up. Democracy is pretty f-ed up. But, stealing this beautiful country and slowly ruining every scrap of beauty that is left is very f-ed up. Please don't tell me where I can and cannot walk. This earth will outlive us all.... you do not own it.

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