Hi. I used to use this blog a lot more than i do now. I don't agree with much of what i've posted here, but such is the nature of time. :) My instagram & facebook are likely to be more up to date.

great threads pt. 1

>> Thursday, July 31, 2008

"i feel like i just kicked a hive of super-intelligent bees"

that's a quote from matt shadetek, who recently cause a lot of brilliant dialogue here (but mostly here) with his post "babel dancing in tongues" about cultural appropriation as potentially exploitative "tourism." i think overall the thread (particularly the dutty artz link) was really quite civil and thought-provoking. it sort of follows in the vein of "cotorro, sexo y mambo" on dutty artz and "rearguard opinion? (slackness b/w sexism & sexuality)" on wayne & wax .

also notable to me recently was the immense (1800+ comments!) debate over at boingboing.net following their removal of their posts mentioning violet blue.

also, don't miss "anarchism, mysticism & anemnesis" over at the absent narrative. so far the discussion is only me, laura and tait, but you can't beat the topic... the zines linked to (anemnesis 1 & 2) are worth the click on their own.


no he didn't!

>> Wednesday, July 30, 2008

this will be the only post to ever mention britney spears. directly lifted from the daily kos:

"With the McCain campaign forced to back off their blatant lies about troop visits, they're now going with the uppity line of attack. McCain's latest ad tries to put Barack Obama on par with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton ("Call me, Harold" anyone?) as just another celebrity. The Obama campaign responded by saying:

On a day when major news organizations across the country are taking Senator McCain to task for a steady stream of false, negative attacks, his campaign has launched yet another. Or, as some might say, ‘Oops! He did it again.’

"no he didn't!" or as some might say (apologies in advance), "oh, snap!"


phat mandee got robbed

by this douchebag. he took her "Saturn SL1 2002 lisence plate FRP3900 , the Macbook Pro, the harddrive, a Canon A 530 camera, our ipod and trust" his name was given as Jorge (or George) DeCastro Garcia, and he was a pilot with IFL. he said he wanted to go to burning man this year. she doesn't think he is dangerous, by the way, just a creep. mandee will be fine, she's insured. she mostly misses her photos. if you have any, send them to me or her.

phat mandee is the immensely talented songstress involved with pittsburgh's vocal jazz, vaudeville, bellydance and burner scenes, and a real (huge!) gem.


obama/ludacris ticket? (+nas!)

it's hilarious there is even any kind of debate about this. hilary clinton's finance chair yashar hedayat said "I hope Senator Obama has the presence of mind to denounce and distance himself from Ludacris." of course, he did, sort of, but in a really subtle way that also denounced ludacris's criticisms of jesse jackson, john mccain and president bush. obama's campaign quote here and song lyrics here. i think it's great, if stereotypically rude/gruff...

while we're on it, here's a video for nas's black president. it's a good tune, with balance. he questions whether obama will really care after he gets elected, something a lot of "progressives" graple with in their support of obama. nas got some very mainstream news coverage recently for his calling out fox "news" racist attacks on the obama family. he was even on the colbert report with over 600,000 signatures from colorofchange.org:

UPDATE: i uploaded the nas song here for an mp3 copy...


ricardo villalobos

>> Monday, July 28, 2008

djs are dorks. anyway, some of them are brilliant. like ricardo villalobos, pictured above on the far right along with lumenaries richie hawtin, sven vath (and some other guy...). a great minimal techno producer with chilean music and (gasp!) depeche mode influences. you got to hear it, though... totally original and wonderful. of all the tracks he's on that i've got (100+), these are my six faves.

(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "ichso"
from "acsho e.p." (2005)
(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "easy lee" from "alcachofa" (2003)
(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "what you say is more than i can say" from "alcachofa" (2003)

these next two are (long!) remixes of shackleton's breakthrough dubstep epic "blood on my hands", but they're deep as the mariana trench.

(mp3)shackleton - "blood on my hands (ricardo villalobos apocalypso mix pt.1)"
(mp3)shackleton - "blood on my hands (ricardo villalobos apocalypso mix pt.2)"

below is a jay haze remix of "easy lee" jay is a phenomenal dj, and though i don't like many of his produtions, this remix is intricate, complex and totally enjoyable.

(mp3)ricardo villalobos - "easy lee (jay haze crash the after party dub)"


synchronous breathing

do as one. from laura's post about it:

"it's a breathing synchronizer. you watch this soothing icon expand and contract as you breathe in synch with people all over the world (when i was using it, 193 people were logged on, with a map showing where they were located.) you can even choose to customize the display with a color, a meditation timer, and a few other widgets, or clear the screen so you're just looking at this thing.

there are a few other "rooms" available for different meditation exercises, but you have to donate in order to get access to them, which is particularly sketchy since they don't really say what the donations go to. still, you only have to donate a dollar for a month of access, so i might try it. and anyway, the free one is cool. of course you don't need something like this to meditate, but sometimes it helps. now if it just had a soothing cheesy soundtrack..."

i can provide the cheesy soundtrack... two of my favorite "chillout/downtempo" electronic tunes.

(mp3) irresistable force - "the lie-in king"
from it's tommorow already
(mp3) dj food - "minitoka" from kaleidoscope

breathing is a bridge to "god" (and health)


mari kimura and "impossible" overtones, guitarbot

>> Sunday, July 27, 2008

violinist mari kimura has found ways to play in cello range... on a violin! from this article... "she demonstrated her ability to top scientists in the US, but they gave up trying to find out how the effect happens." from this interview:

"DB: Interesting. Now, I tried the same thing the other day on my violin, and I could only get flattening down to a minor second below G. So it’s a matter of pressing down very hard?

MK: Well, it’s a very tricky thing. It’s not that hard. It’s more like you click into some kind of a mode. So there is a certain amount of pressure, and the location of the bow on the string has a lot to do with what interval you achieve."

samples and videos here. mari kimura's site here.

i saw the robot she's standing with at the pittsburgh children's museum recently. it made utterly beautiful sounds, and is a very simple, but well executed design. it's called guitarbot, and its' creators site is here. video of guitarbot with mari kimura here.

via popurls


contrabass saxaphone?

>> Saturday, July 26, 2008

holy shit, they're huge! the contrabass is twice the size of a bari... watch:
also worth checking out this short video of a goofy guy playing one. james carter plays a mean bass sax (slightly smaller) here. there is a sax even lower, the subcontrabass sax... really though, if i was going to get a huge wind instrument it would have to be the contrabassoon, or be like this lady and have both.



if it wasn't for cute stories of a cat leading a blind dog like the one above (click for larger version), i would be very angry right now. i was just recording a killer new mix and the computer crashed. i blame native instruments and stanton for their collective abandonment of final scratch users. i'll never get a software update, and the software i'm using crashes my computer randomly. it's not wonderful, and i can't afford to buy records or and updated computer-based system. but i love djing, especially live, where this is really dangerous. c'est la vie!

anyway, i feel a bit like a punching bag, so here's a track by that name... killer chill out.

(m4a) vibesquad - "punching bag"
from "return of the pudding people"


post 001 - post 200 of "that veiled gazelle..."

>> Thursday, July 24, 2008

an introduction, a recap, an index, a pantology, an idea, a tour...

february 2008

post 001 - welcome to this blog, nature photo
post 002 - "anonymous" protest of scientology, funny caption
post 003 - blockhead's track "cheer up, you're not dead yet", disclaimer
post 004 - beautiful green roof in singapore
post 005 - world's largest christ statue hit by lightning
post 006 - skepta's track "blood, sweat & tears"
post 007 - story on obama and clinton buying votes
post 008 - the remarkable story of stanislav petrov, world saver
post 009 - tom waits' track "make it rain", wu-tang reference
post 010 - links to wild hair, still a very popular post numbers-wise
post 011 - cecelia barraza tune, 1st link to muddup
post 012 - profile of steve kurtz, his case, and my sufic history with him
post 013 - photo of my son sleeping, article on sleep technique i never did
post 014 - incredible video of crystal glass virtuoso
post 015 - the beautiful architecture of the nautilus house
post 016 - top eight treehouses, hobbit house, eliphante house
post 017 - flying lotus's track "tea leaf dancers"
post 018 - personal post about blythe, stumble upon, photo of butterflies
post 019 - getting high pt.1, photos of people up really high, monasteries
post 020 - interesting shelving ideas, 1st link to boingboing
post 021 - how to video to make self powered spinning tea light
post 022 - two green energy gems, especially the plasma arc machine
post 023 - bass pt.2 modeselektor & paul st. hillaire track
post 024 - art made out of bugs, sketchy? not necessarily, says artist
post 025 - some videos from the excellent t.e.d. talks on great ideas
post 026 - leap year history and a picture of a frog

march 2008

post 027 - video of sheep as weed control, free vectors, santogold track
post 028 - disney stole alladin from richard williams sufic animation
post 029 - flamenco kids video, slim whitman track, burne-jones painting
post 030 - erykah badu at chapel of sacred mirrors, track from album
post 031 - poster parodies of anti-photography propaganda from britain
post 032 - arabic calligraphy, history of gazelle, personal synchronicity
post 033 - arizona students stage hug-a-thon
post 034 - inspirational video of no armed guitarist
post 035 - surprisingly pretty photos of crustpunks, one i know
post 036 - how to make beautiful maple leaf "roses" that look "real"
post 037 - profile of chocoreve, a great rare album mp3 blogger
post 038 - two videos of the great band, the pentangle
post 039 - how to make a cool cd case in the style of the "flower of life"
post 040 - see if you can label the countries of africa and the middle east
post 041 - trippy interactive harmonic visualizer
post 042 - onion spoof video "diebold releases election results early"
post 043 - personal post about geeking out on computers, desktops link
post 044 - incredible visual illusions by akiyoshi kitaoka
post 045 - beach boys, betty davis, lady tigra & bunny d, beck, filastine
post 046 - heart-wrenching visualizations of statistics with piles of rice
post 047 - the recipe for edible bliss, "the phenominable snowball!"
post 048 - thought to speech technology... no, really
post 049 - bass pt. 3, a primer in dubstep
post 050 - photos of things eaten by trees
post 051 - description of the header
post 052 - shackleton's opus, "death is not final", highly downloaded
post 053 - freaky military walker robot, awesome giant unicycle bike
post 054 - arthur c. clarke memorial
post 055 - carved pencils remind me of tom freidman
post 056 - happy spring plus a collection of miniature bonsai fruit trees
post 057 - initial obama endorsement with "cumbia de obama"
post 058 - in-depth endorsement of obama with analysis and disclaimers
post 059 - photos of art made of books, awesome art crisis gun
post 060 - profile of idm trade and the magic of juju two mp3 bloggers
post 061 - announcement of sandor katz lecture, fermented foods icon
post 062 - playground equipment generates power at school
post 063 - pittsburgh man cuts off finger, regrows it like a lizard
post 064 - interactive chess shows force lines of pieces
post 065 - a study of sufi music, both traditional and modern versions
post 066 - hip hop top spinning, profile of metafilter, ask metafilter
post 067 - onion video - most important issue of campaign is bullshit
post 068 - bill cowan outs pentagon paying journalists
post 069 - all-wooden drum instruments, amazing cajon playing video
post 070 - four songs about anarchy, dead prez, john lennon, etc...
post 071 - photo of my wife and i with wall of riot police, anarchist musings
post 072 - photo set of my travels to the alhambra
post 073 - report back from sandor katz lecture, fermented veggie recipe

april 2008

post 074 - german hackers steal fingerprints of public officials
post 075 - man swims around your web browser gently
post 076 - "how to speak hip", hilarious sample mining source
post 077 - i debate the venerable takuan on the topic of remote viewing
post 078 - i tell you all that i like borges' writing
post 079 - the tiny online drum sequencer
post 080 - reasonable television journalism with paxman/olbermann
post 081 - surveillance theme/capable bird house
post 082 - squarepusher's track "hanningfield window", gushing tribute
post 083 - dubstep/techno smash "metric" from ellen allien & apparat
post 084 - article on biomimetics, or "science mimicking nature"
post 085 - three tracks i was feeling and one i intuitively knew to post
post 086 - great turkish tunes, video, photo of blue mosque
post 087 - the sad facades of clear-cutting, philip glass tune
post 088 - eight great links, only one "dated"
post 089 - brain-punishing geometrical illusion
post 090 - profile of author derrick jensen, and his thinking thoughts
post 091 - 8 songs that i play a whole lot, and a musical/spiritual diamond
post 092 - super hick hand skills video
post 093 - lolcats take on white privilege
post 094 - my sister sums it up
post 095 - obama on art and hip hop
post 096 - beautiful mostly-abstract painting of christine grey
post 097 - a glowing tribute of big bad bill ayers
post 098 - scan of an awesome iranian dome
post 099 - scan of an italian decorative paper
post 100 - scan of a goofy reader's digest "pleasure programmer"
post 101 - scans of islamic geometry how-tos
post 102 - dan tague's origami with money
post 103 - steve kurtz wins his case!
post 104 - darth vader statue of liberty and others
post 105 - benefit announcement, a mashup of kraftwerk w/ balkan music
post 106 - attorney client privilege during wiretapping cases, bad bush
post 107 - child deejays work it
post 108 - obama picks v.p. and it's an old lady with opinions
post 109 - albert hoffman dies at 102 years old... l.s.d. still a mystery
post 110 - my first post about sex, still very popular, the movie short bus

may 2008

post 111 - mayday from a pagan and anarchist perspective
post 112 - mayday anti-war compilation
post 113 - dino 5, children's hip hop group
post 114 - d.c. madam gets suicided, serious cover up here folks
post 115 - omar souleyman the talented (and weird) pop star from syria
post 116 - getting high pt. 2 people up very high, dan osman video, wow
post 117 - nik ainley's art and typography
post 118 - greenpeace victory over doves palm oil plantations
post 119 - i submit geometry piece for moleskine consideration
post 120 - eight great links, two "dated"
post 121 - extensive manuscript scan library
post 122 - questionable prank for the mail
post 123 - bone marrow donation announcement
post 124 - i declare the clintons presidential ambitions finished
post 125 - osama bin laden's son's plans for peace and great hair
post 126 - i love techno a-z abe duque - autechre
post 127 - i love techno a-z baby ford - bruce haack
post 128 - beautiful close up photos of individual grains of sand
post 129 - annoying pro obama music video i can't help but like
post 130 - more spanish obama songs
post 131 - graffiti from the wooster collective
post 132 - i draw attention to the links on the left of the blog
post 133 - link to laura's list of 100 awesome things, highly reccomended
post 134 - sierra leone fashion on the "street"
post 135 - chinese reproduction artists paint themselves
post 136 - i love techno a-z cajmere - cylob
post 137 - ed rendell hurts pennsylvania's forest
post 138 - hillary bashing of a deserved nature, funny video
post 139 - slovenian intellectual slavoj zizek interview excerpt
post 140 - beautiful, functional fractal dresser
post 141 - saddhus, great photos of these hindu mystics
post 142 - four good links from the not so great drudge report
post 143 - george w bush lies about stopping golf for the troops, good photo
post 144 - german performance artist appears to float off buildings
post 145 - exoskelton technology video
post 146 - great business card designs
post 147 - charity "shelter boxes" for disaster victims
post 148 - drumming of the great mohammed reza mortazavi
post 149 - attempted change of template announcement
post 150 - the real john mccain 2 video
post 151 - change of template fail
post 152 - goofy republican ads
post 153 - local burning man "wickerman" report back
post 154 - dubai, kinetic poetry, brain science and kj sawka drums jungle
post 155 - a re-examination of the war on drugs
post 156 - rest in peace, utah phillips
post 157 - 5 scans from my travel sketchbook, one of my favorite drawings
post 158 - sprawling post, dj ripley, cauto banger, jay electronica, politics
post 159 - stupid indiana jones crystal skulls post
post 160 - huge political post with over thirty links, some "dated"
post 161 - goofy republican ad
post 162 - kid gets crump
post 163 - review of the great "wtf nature?" community on odd nature
post 164 - a humorous bit of "fry & laurie" for my sister

june 2008

post 165 - hidden drawer, useful plants, graffiti, cute animals, robot
post 166 - scott mcclellan finally gets hard questions from jon stewart
post 167 - the gorgeous aptera, electric car of the jetsons
post 168 - i love techno a-z daft punk - drop the lime
post 169 - packard jennings super amazing mail art, don't miss
post 170 - moment of funny john mccain zen
post 171 - beautiful hair designs in the shape of animals
post 172 - spanish civil war veteran lecture report back with comments
post 173 - rest in peace teo macero, overcast radio track
post 174 - dennis kucinich impeachment with links to evidence
post 175 - dubstep show reportback, quick dubstep/etc mix, demolition
post 176 - stupendous japanese contact juggler
post 177 - the bizarre aerodynamic forms of luigi colani
post 178 - link to a gorgeously designed website
post 179 - spoof video "why i'm voting republican"
post 180 - patching ancient walls with legos
post 181 - thought provoking philosophical exam, subtle photo
post 182 - the fascinating story of luisa isabel, lesbian duchess
post 183 - personal post, photo of me and my son at new york dolls show
post 184 - giant eco post, my most well-researched and most popular post
post 185 - the enchanting sounds of the rare hang drum
post 186 - obama gets some necessary criticism
post 187 - wacky facts about my father's family, what is being informed?

july 2008

post 188 - strange maps from reader carlos's blog
post 189 - photoshopped? image of one woman resisting many police
post 190 - a geeky democratic candidate's house burns down, how to help
post 191 - a drum and bass track ruins me for the first time in a while
post 192 - impressive video of cornstarch and water on a subwoofer
post 193 - personal travel update for oregon, two great photos
post 194 - a string of personal synchronicity involving sufis and peacocks
post 195 - ridiculous example of lack of journalistic integrity at fox "news"
post 196 - reportback from the classic and excellent oregon country fair
post 197 - a few followup ditties to my giant eco post
post 198 - personal message, done with month of travels
post 199 - tambour battant track, "bleep" another drum n bass banger
post 200 - a personal story weighing art on the web vs. art face to face


face to face

>> Wednesday, July 23, 2008

in 1999 i was an uncritical technoutopianist at carnegie mellon university. i had this idea for an internet networking site very similar to friendster or myspace, 3 and 4 years before either existed, respectively. i took the idea to my faculty in the "electronic and time-based art" department and received widespread support for the idea. my life would have been totally different if had pursued it.

then this hippy grad student photographer lady named cheryl casteen stopped me dead in my enthusiasm. "the most important work is face to face", she told me. not that my idea wasn't worthwhile or important, but just not to forget the importance of unmediated experience. she was adamant tht i absorb this idea. i'm not sure to this day if she is right or not, but i took it as such regardless. i was seized by the potential righteousness of her advice for me...

i scrapped the project, and my whole life exploded with goodness. that summer i was involved with the near-legendary automobile revision project, moved to vermont to build a music studio, experienced my first tastes of what true love meant, threw great parties (and one dud rave in new york city... can we say "learning experience?") and generally experienced awakening.

years later i was going through art supplies cheryl had left in pittsburgh with our mutual friend peter coffin and came across a wax of her face. ever since, i have gazed upon her face in my art space anc contemplated her wisdom... thanks, cheryl.


tambour battant

>> Tuesday, July 22, 2008

tambour battant is a french breakbeat hip hop group. the have occasional forays into house and dubstep sounds. tambour battant translates into "beating drum" in french... i know because i checked with the still awesome and free babelfish translation service. anyway, it has a definite drummy sound. it sounds cheesy in a classic "positive vibes" vein, but it's good anyway. i found it browsing for dubstep on piratebay. anyway the album is "the missing link" and it's buyable.

this track features (the fun looking on his myspace page) mc jamalski of boogie down productions... yeah, that b.d.p. track's hot! jungle sounds with fun vocals...

"it's just a blip, it's just a bleep, it's just another ghetto banger in the street"

(mp3) tambour battant feat. mc jamalski - "bleep (rmx)"
from "the missing link"

i like the more aggressive track "percu'son", but i don't know enough french to see if i feel comfy posting it...


back home to normalsville

>> Monday, July 21, 2008

briefly touched down in california (where this lovely separatist flag comes from...) on our way back from stunning oregon... where fig, apple, plum, cherry and pomegranates grow on public sidewalks... nom nom nom.

blogging to resume (and look out soon for the 200th post!)


giant eco post followups

>> Tuesday, July 15, 2008

the flood of new green tech never ends, so there are sure to be more followups... here's the original "giant eco post" ...

1. some more great news from daily kos user asinus asinum.

2. m.i.t. students create solar dish that can melt steel (pictured above).

3. tesla motors plans all electric car less than a third expensive.

4. new milk jug harbinger of total infrastructure overhaul.

5. the seven eco wonders of the world (including "lilypad" below)


the oregon country fair

the official site. the wiki. amazing time. highly reccomended. eco tech, art, music, magic, naked hippies, all ages, great food, local tradition... everything except bumpin beats (and that probably goes down in the late night participants only part...) the local weekly was all glowing about how the fair was founded in deep counter-culture, anarchy, love and psychedelica... and how that's all so relevant, now. this is the newspaper's opinion, remember. the people there seemed even more geeked... witness:

the best hat at the fair...

a large wooden dragon structure (falcor?)...

huge drum structure... sounded great...

the entrance (read the sign!)...

the general sentiment...

it was largely in shade trees packed tight...

great "permanent" structures...

overall alfons mucha-inspired graphic design...

witness some more photos (NSFW!) that give a fuller and even better idea here...


duh, fox news lies

everyone knows fox news isn't... but these stories really amazed me. the first involves the blatant photoshopping of portraits of new york times employees. via a media matters story. more photos in that link...

the other is a little subliminal video action... not as shocking, but a good reminder of what brands they push. via haha.nu.

also today i was flipping through an old copy of project censored (in the house we are renting in beautiful hood river, oregon...) and came upon this story, "the media can legally lie" about a very curious case in which fox news tried to force reporters to broadcast lies by monsanto officials in a story on bovine growth hormone.

from the article, "Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station and on August 18, 2000, a Florida jury unanimously decided that Akre was wrongfully fired by Fox Television when she refused to broadcast (in the jury’s words) “a false, distorted or slanted story” about the widespread use of BGH in dairy cows. They further maintained that she deserved protection under Florida’s whistle blower law. Akre was awarded a $425,000 settlement. Inexplicably, however, the court decided that Steve Wilson, her partner in the case, was ruled not wronged by the same actions taken by FOX. FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Court held that Akre’s threat to report the station’s actions to the FCC did not deserve protection under Florida’s whistle blower statute, because..." the rest...


some sufi surges

so i had this intuition of creating an image of a peacock on our building (no promises...), and i learned some things... first off, the peacock has two species in four varieties, the green being more intense looking in my opinion. i remembered that peacocks have symbolism within sufism. i already cannot remember the thread, but it led me to this kind looking fellow bellow, Sultan-al Awliya Shaykh Mawlana as-Sayyid Khwaja Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani al-Rabbani al-Qubrusi al-Firdausi an-Naqshbandi. he's quite old, but i had a feeling it would be good to go see him in cyprus (no promises...) all the green in this story is funny to me, because today my friend the yinsurgent's belief of having met khidr as a african muslim spouting p-funk lyrics and arabic blessings...


travel update - oregon

>> Saturday, July 12, 2008

above is the stunning crater lake national park. the blue is even deeper in person. below is my sister in front of a 16 foot diameter redwood at jedediah smith redwoods state park. her hair is even bluer in person.

we've been to merlin, gold beach and various parks in southern oregon. we're now checking out eugene. i have my first decent internet access right now and tommorow, so i will try to post a few times. looks like others in the blogosphere have been pretty busy too, so i don't feel too bad.


cornstarch, water and bass video proves conclusive awesomeness of physics

and boingboing...



>> Wednesday, July 2, 2008

this song literally gave me goosebumps... as much for the beautiful dark production as the short but on-point krs-one vocal. (producers noisia also make slammin' electro.) buyable.

(mp3)noisia/mayhem feat. krs-one - "exodus"


help a progressive geek!

pictured here is darcy burner. her shirt is xml for "end war". if anyone can find a link to where one could buy the shirt, i'll post it... (UPDATE: here it is, thanks tait!) a brief survey of her positions makes her seem like a really cool lady. anyway, she is standing in front of her smoldering house. her five year old saved the family.

she is running a close campaign against the incumbent republican congressman in her washington district. she needs time to recuperate with her family, but that will hurt her fund-raising. so if people have a little dough to pitch in, she can take some days off. if you have the dough (i don't right now), consider donating here (or here).

UPDATE: here's video...


enough said.


very strange maps indeed

>> Tuesday, July 1, 2008

reader carlos posted the map above his blog. it details an early plan of a "new world order". you can click on the image above for a full resolution image. the map comes from the great site strangemaps.wordpress.com. i really enjoyed reading the site. very detailed and full of interesting analysis. and weird, weird, maps.

the map above shows the federally owned lands state by state in america, with red representing government held lands. notice how the west is largely "public" land.

i also found the article from which the map above comes from to be fascinating... an old plan to dam the mediterranean and flood the sahara... silly but, a great article.


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