Friday, January 27, 2006

Canadian giant Nettwerk Music Group funds battle against RIAA

Canadian giant Nettwerk Music Group funds battle against RIAA


Canada’s biggest record label, publisher and management company is helping out a family sued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)for copyright infringement.
The privately-owned Nettwerk Music Group is intervening, it says, because the songs downloaded by the Gruebel family include Avril Lavigne, a Nettwerk management client. Nettwerk will fund the Gruebel’s defense.

“The current actions of the RIAA are not in my artists’ best interests,” said Nettwerk chief executive Terry McBride in a statement.

“Litigation is not ‘artist development’. Litigation is a deterrent to creativity and passion and it is hurting the business I love.”

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Read and you'll remember him

This is an excerpt from Ron Kovic (Born on the 4th of July)(ring any bells now)
It's long but worth the read let Ron's words awake your spirit to take action.!.

The Forgotten Wounded of Iraq
Ron Kovic

Thirty-eight years ago, on Jan. 20, 1968, I was shot and paralyzed from my mid-chest down during my second tour of duty in Vietnam. It is a date that I can never forget, a day that was to change my life forever. Each year as the anniversary of my wounding in the war approached I would become extremely restless, experiencing terrible bouts of insomnia, depression, anxiety attacks and horrifying nightmares. I dreaded that day and what it represented, always fearing that the terrible trauma of my wounding might repeat itself all over again. It was a difficult day for me for decades and it remained that way until the anxieties and nightmares finally began to subside.

As I now contemplate another January 20th I cannot help but think of the young men and women who have been wounded in the war in Iraq. They have been coming home now for almost three years, flooding Walter Reed, Bethesda, Brooke Army Medical Center and veterans hospitals all across the country. Paraplegics, amputees, burn victims, the blinded and maimed, shocked and stunned, brain-damaged and psychologically stressed, over 16,000 of them, a whole new generation of severely maimed is returning from Iraq, young men and women who were not even born when I came home wounded to the Bronx veterans hospital in 1968.

I, like most other Americans, have occasionally seen them on TV or at the local veterans hospital, but for the most part they remain hidden, like the flag-draped caskets of our dead, returned to Dover Air Force Base in the darkness of night as this administration continues to pursue a policy of censorship, tightly controlling the images coming out of that war and rarely ever allowing the human cost of its policy to be seen.

The Forgotten Wounded of Iraq
Ron Kovic

Ron Kovic served two tours of duty as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. In combat on Jan. 20, 1968, he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He became one of the best-known peace activists among the veterans of the war.

The World Can't wait

Quote of the administration

"Freedom Of the press is guaranteed Only To Those Who Own One..."
---A.J. Liebling

Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Good Day at work

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Now we're thumpn' along

No I'm not a rabbit, but the blog has been created and the updates after a little work are being posted properly. It's a sad day when I sit here at work in my lab and do this instead of play with my systems.....I know there production systems but guess what....even if I break them I have to fix them so it's all good, right???
After I get home tonight I'll update my picture and some other files that I only have at home, I'd do it now but I did succeed in breaking my FTP server and for some reason can't get connected right now.
BTW......Somebody....Please take the crack pipe from the president, I may be a woodchuck but if I chewed as much on trees as he does on crap, I'd have no teeth left....

The Beginning

Today will be the beginning of this Blog.....Brought on by boredom at work, happiness in life, debate in doubt of our goverment, the lies of the world, and the celebration of just simply being proud to be a geek.