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8 Aug 2016

It's Time You Realize #AllLivesMatter Is Racist

On Being Asked to Change ‘Black Lives Matter’ to ‘All Lives Matter’ (via)

The next time someone says ‘all lives matter,’ show them these 5 paragraphs

“All Lives Matter” and other signs that diminish a movement

Enough Already With ‘All Lives Matter’

Why #AllLivesMatter Is An Ignorant Response To #BlackLivesMatter

18 July 2016 : Jill Stein

Why I'm supporting Jill Stein

[I]n the language of Coltrane, she’s a major force for good, accenting the role of poor and working people being center stage. She’s green in terms of trying to save the planet in the face of corporate greed. She’s fundamentally concerned with issues of racial justice, legacies of white supremacy as well as male supremacy. She’s concerned about empowering working people. She opposes TPP, trying to make sure we don’t have the corporate reshaping of the world economy—the kind of policies, of course, Democratic Party has supported, President Obama has supported. It’s hard to find somebody at the national level who provides a certain kind of hope, given the unbelievable spiritual decline and moral decay. And by spiritual decline and moral decay, I mean greed and indifference and contempt in the driver seat among our elites vis-à-vis all working people and poor people. It’s just sad to see so many fellow working people and fellow citizens supporting a pseudo-populist and neofascist like Donald Trump. They’re in pain. The pain is very real, but they’re moving in a right-wing direction.

10 July 2016 : A-WA

A-WA - Habib Galbi

A-WA // Yemenite Rain Song

A-WA is currently one of the most popular groups in Yemen. Founded by three Yemeni Jewish sisters living in third generation exile, they perform traditional Yemenite songs sung in the Judeo Yemeni dialect of Arabic.

10 July 2016

The coalition of three extreme terrorist rogue states - Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Britain - continue their reign of terrorism, war crimes, and psychotic genocidal religious war against the innocent people of Yemen:

A cluster bomb made in America shattered lives in Yemen’s capital (Washington Post)

8 July 2016

The sadistic and cowardly war of terrorism waged by the United States against its black citizens continues into its 240th year with no signs of abating.

I'm tired of watching state-sanctioned lynchings. (Dallas News)

Videos of police brutality now resemble modern-day lynchings (Quartz)

21 June 2016 : Uyg'ur xalq qo'shig'i

Great video from the talented and always-hilarious Bojalar. Fantastic color design, great song, and fully microtonal. Really nice work here.

Bojalar - Uyg'ur xalq qo'shig'i | Божалар - Уйгур халк кушиги

There's so much attention to detail here and great artistry. Phonemically, listen to the tone qualities of i, a and s which Bojalar uses. i and a at times are partially sung at the end, rather than a vibrato increase like we might see in bel canto style, but a movement towards glottal sound production, yet not the full central asian nomadic style, but a new half stop style, a gravelly sizzle.

The color matching is stunning, and the background details as well. So many scenes can just be paused and studied in detail for their artistic cinematographic presentation. Obviously there is a prussian blue and orange color scheme, but it's very specific forms, a poppy or dark persimmon orange, and a desaturated medium dark cyanic blue jean are the primary two colors, with a golden orange as the bright highlight. The lipstick of the girls, the rose on their caps, the outer embellishment of their embroidery, the details in the suzanis hanging on the walls, and the pattern on the piyola (tea bowl) are all not just similar but are exact matches. Were these items sourced or did Bojalar's production crew do full Hollywood style color matching and go frame by frame to ensure the exact hue was used for each item. In either case the level of careful attention paid to the color palette is amazing.

7 June 2016 : Lol qolaman

Light hearted video from Munisa about guys impressing girls through feats of strength and skill. Sweet microtonal break on Surnay starting at 2′30″. Nice to see the minaret Mohammed Aminkhan of Khiva featured.

Munisa Rizayeva - Lol qolaman | Муниса Ризаева - Лол коламан

30 May 2016 : Genocide Memorial Day

Today is the day the illegal occupation government of America celebrates its colonialist genocide mentality.

18 May 2016 : Qat Ban

We are sad to report that extremists have banned use of the harmless medicinal herb Qat in South Yemen. This is on unfortunate side effect of the intolerance of colonialism: extremists, possibly in the payroll of western pharmaceutical corporations, have banned the use of the harmless herb Qat, a medicinal herb tradition going back centuries. It's unfortunate to see South Yemen becoming as intolerant, extremist, and fanatical as radical rogue enclaves of intolerance such as the sadistic Puritan United States.

14 May 2016 : Mental Math

Today we bought some apples and I was discussing how there are so many of these cultivars that yield large volume apples, larger than one would reasonably want. Compare to my own orchard that has reasonable sized apples.

I wondered out loud how much larger an apple would have to be to have twice the volume. Explaining my knowledge of microtonality, I hypothesized it would be a tiny bit more than 25% larger, perhaps 26% or so.

Getting back from the store, I calculated the actual value was 25.991%.

Microtonality allows one to do these sorts of calculations in their head. Since the volume of a sphere is proportional to the cube of its radius, the problem was equivalent to finding the third root of 2, the number that multiplied by itself 3 times comes to 2. A ratio of 2/1 is 1200 cents in logarithmic space, and a third of that is 400 cents. 386 cents a microtonalist will know is equivalent to a ratio of 5/4, or 1.25. So one would want a ratio a little bigger than that.

13 May 2016 : They are Listening

Hidden Microphones

4 May 2016 : Undesireable Caste

For Your Records

Your request to join the xe------nic (m-----onal wiki) wiki has been declined.

FWIW, I requested to join so that I could add a comment to the discussion of an article (and not the body itself) that claimed the obsolete software I once wrote years ago (LMSO) supported a feature that it did not support. As you can see my request was declined. Interesting since randomly generated email addresses applying are reqularly approved, contrary to my well known address, and certainly known to the council of approvers, who choose to remain anonymous and unaccountable, the opposite of democracy or openness. This is what happens when fascism, ignorance and intolerance dominate a field, as has happened with both microtonality and xenharmonics, both labels of which have been utterly destroyed by intolerant extremists who produce little to nothing.

2 May 2016 : Kelin

Indigenous Cinema is films in an indigenous context made by indigenous filmmakers.

2009 was the first year that a film from Central Asia made it through Academy Award nomination and to the finals. Kelin means daughter-in-law. The film has very little dialogue. The dialogue presented is in an extinct language, and presented with no subtitles. It takes place 1800 years ago. The cinematography is breathtaking and the film is wonderful. It is only available on DVD in Kazakhstan.

25 April 2016 : America

CIA torture.

APA approved therapists.

Memo Mori

24 April 2016 : Emanet by Hassak

Hassak - Emanet (Аманат) altyazıl

April 2016

Glad to hear the news about Marian Anderson, but why not Mildred Bailey? The answer is as simple as it is obvious. Colonialist racist mentality.

April 2016

My mother died a decade ago because toxic black mold in her home. The mold grew because Norton Homes used low quality water pipes made of a material that was prone to developing tiny holes and misting the inside of walls, allowing toxic black mold to grow there without anyone noticing. We found the mold after her death, it was in a wall in the room she wouldn't go in anymore because she said there was something weird in there that made it so she couldn't breathe. We all felt it, sort of a burning edgy sensation, but didn't know what was causing it and couldn't find it even though there was a general dampness in that room that no one could find the source of.

There was a class action suit where this company had to pay to replace the cheap bad pipes, but we were never notified.

This is how it is. A corporation cuts corners and your family dies and no one is accountable and the people that work at the company all say they are not to blame. It all happened a long time ago and has nothing to do with their current life.

How many people die each year due to corporate cost cutting? Millions from one thing or another. Norton murdered my mother and no one there gives the slightest fuck whatsoever. Upon finding out about the people they have murdered, their responses are apathy, denial, and attacks. Like most american corporations, they are an evil company staffed by evil people who don't care who they harm for their own personal gain. No different from any of a hundred thousand other american corporations.

1 April 2016 : History

A million years ago when I got some sort of degree, every department had multiple graduates and degrees except one, History. The university's history department was very reputable, respected and notable. They now have 15 different specialization paths one can take. That year there was one graduate total for the entire department, who was getting his degree in Ancient History. Everyone stood up and applauded for this guy in a way no one had done for anyone else. It was cool what he was doing. It was bizarre that he was the only one left.

I read a lot of historical sources. Sure, a lot are terrible, biased, politicized or BS, since 90% of everything is rubbish. However there's a huge amount of excellent work as well which is extremely interesting.

21 Mar 2016 : Наурыз (Nauryz)

Happy Nauryz everybody! The week long festival of Nauryz starts today.

Nauryz has been celebrated every year for over 5000 years now, and has passed from its origination on the steppes into multiple different cultures, including Persia (Navruz) and Greece (Patrich).

Әскерилер Наурыз мерекесін тойлауда ВС РК отмечают Наурыз

13 March 2016 : Altai Kai - Amıran

4 Mar 2016 : Kezer Taş - İrina Kenzina

Kezer Taş — İrina Kenzina - Kenjebek Aldayar

2 Feb 2016 : Yeyasim galdi (Orkhon subtitles)

Last year I discussed this lovely video with cooking tips by one of my favorite artists Hulkar Abdullayeva. I was delighted and thrilled to see the amazing and brilliant Bilig Bitig has transcribed the lyrics and provided subtitles into Orkhon (prototurkic) script, showing how Orkhon is still relevant, capable and elegant.

Hülkar Abdullayeva - Yeyesim geldi (altyazılı) | Хулкар Абдуллаев - Еясим галди

29 Jan 2016 : Stop Resisting

Stop Resisting

18 Jan 2016 : Fables of Faubus

Fables of Faubus — Charles Mingus

also: Hiroshima Remembers

10 Jan 2016 : what about tajikistan

Over the last few years of analysis and celebration of the many wondrous nations of central asia and siberia, I hadn't gotten around to covering Tajikistan. The Tajik language is unique for the area as being predominantly of Persian influence rather than Turkic. Most Tajiks live in Afghanistan rather than their homeland. Their rhythms and meters are a wonder to behold.

It's not that I haven't wanted to cover them though it's just that they have very few music videos that I know of to cover knoweldgably like I have been trying to do for the music of my friends in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Yakutia.

It might be that the less avalability of artwork is to do general uncertainty in the nation due to politics. When one faces persecution for not supporting this view or another it is something can damages creativity and beautiful artistic expression. As does ideas such as that the powerful and rich for any reason deserve to be "exempt" from all prosecution, such as the situation where the standing US or Tajik president can not be charged with any crime.

05 Jan 2016 : telepathic wasps

Some years ago after the beepocalypse where all the bees disappeared, we had perfectly fine pollination from wasps and dozens of other strange and novel species of pollinators which were not european honey bees.

This has continued to this day. Pollination has never been at risk. This should be clear to all given the absolute fact that pollination has occurred globally for millions of years and european honey bees have only been around for a super short period of time.

We have all these super cool and bizarre looking pollinators and pollination this year was better than ever! And no european honey bees, which should take their colonialist mentality and go back to europe, I say, noting that indians saw the arrival of european honey bees as a sign of imminent doom, and that was a correct call.

But a few years ago there was a panic. And so the wasps, particularly the yellow jackets (there were also blue paper wasps and others in the area but the yellowjackets liked the apples), pollinated all the apples.

Later in the season the apples were falling to the ground and I was collecting them.

Yellow jackets were eating the apples!

I said, "Oh you very naughty yellow jackets, you are eating my apples!"

And the yellow jackets said back to me, "What are you on about? These are our apples, because we pollinated them. Is it not enough that we show kindness to not sting you for taking our apples? And yet you claim that that which we worked for somehow belongs to you! Amazing!"

Astonished at their insight and perspective I humbly whispered, "Oh my... you are right. Forgive me." The wasps responded, "Yes it's fine just go away now please."

And that year I left those apples to the real farmers, the wasps, who did the work.

Fast forward a decade. This year, the japanese parasitic blue wasps were hanging out on the golden rod each evening and would sit in clusters on each branch and chat with each other about the days events. They were the most beautiful artistic gorgeous wasps imaginable and I had the family come out to look at and marvel at them and all were amazed at their beauty.

When we all went out and got to close though the wasps got nervous. They were clearly looking at us and thinking "What are these people up to? I don't like these creatures staring at us like this!" They exuded nervousness. When the kids got too close, the wasps would start giving each other signals, then fly away to find another branch.

The wasps are intelligent and sentient in a way that bees are not.

Why are The Vatican, Monaco, Nauri, Tuvalu, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Maldives, Malta and Grenada all "nations" recognized by the UN? Yet not a single indigenous nation whatsoever such as the Republic of Lakota, the Republic of Kalmykia, the Republic of Shan, the Confederacy of Comancheria, and others, real nations, have never been recognized in any context whatsoever by this body? Does this not mean the UN is illegitimate colonialist bullshit only supported by slobbering ignorant racist half-wits? Does this not reasonably mean that this so-called body is obviously a completely illegitimate and comically absurd organization as pertains to the legitimate recognition of actual and legitimate nation status?

22 Dec 2015 : Türkün damla yağmuruyuz Kazak Hanlığı (Orkhon subtitles)

Türkün damla yağmuruyuz Kazak Hanlığı

And here the story ends.
“There is no such thing as the voiceless, only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard” — Arundathi Roy
“indio sin tierra no es indio”