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7Aug/150

Outbound SFTP from ASO SSH session blocked

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25Sep/142

Lyrics – Frank Waln

Feel free to comment or email me with corrections.

White War

[john trudell sample]
we have never really seen the war go away
i mean
if you're dying
if you're dying from the 7th cavalry's bullets
if you're dying from induced poverty and racism and class systems and sex systems
and you're dying from alcoholism and poverty
or someone has come in now in the name of maximizing the profit
and they're getting you to work in the mines, the uranium mines
and you're dying from lung cancer and you're dying from the cancers and the diseases that come out of that
you're dying
it's the same as the bullet killing you
and i see it all as a war
---

on dusted plains
songs that my people sing
make me feel like I ain't gotta worry bout a thing
the ballad swings
everyone treated like a king
remember mother earth
and the teachings that she brings

but why i'm back
you'll find that
it's all related
it reminds that with purpose we're all created
but that's debated
distorted by those who hated
on our beliefs
cuz we believed all things were sacred

the long-awaited
seventh generation feels
the pain
uranium drain from our black hills
let it rain
genocide won't pay the bills
i feel the shame
suicidal thoughts give me chills

i can't escape that warming up with this smallpox blanket
while i see my mother get abused
i'm accused
of a rebel
cuz i don't dance with the devil
i got these
reservation blues

 

CHORUS

i bet their hearts drop when they hear these drums
and hear our songs now
tired of being oppressed
we're standing strong now
you can't white wash me in this white war
you can't speak about people you don't fight for

their hearts drop when they hear these drums
and hear our songs now
tired of being oppressed
we're standing strong now
you can't white wash me in this white war
you can't speak about people you don't fight for

 

i'm a product
of chaotic love
planted in psychotic mud
a rose from rosebud
who rose from haunted clubs
hooked on phonics
beating on my sonic drum
addicted to my demons
and my melancholic drug

self-hate on my sleeve
self-destruction on my mind
alone in this house i built with my beats constructed rhymes
i'm not allowed to leave
until i deconstruct my mind
historical trauma
got my spirit stuck in time

manifest destiny
arrested all that is left for me
i used to be free in this land
but now i'm a refugee
in the name of progress
presidents ordered the death of me
shout out lakota 38
i pray that you're blessing me

resistance is natural
ancestral energy
god has the survival
decolonized memories
apologies will never make amends for your colonies
america, you a bitch
give us our sovereignty

[CHORUS]

they say these wars never ended
descended from the spirit
singing songs of freedom
our ghosts make you hear it

genocide never ended
descended from the spirit
singing songs of truth
their lives make you fear it

way of life never ended
descended from the spirit
singing songs of freedom
our ghosts make you hear it

revolution never ended
descended from the spirit
singing songs of hope
hoping my people hear it

---

[john trudell sample]
and in order for that system to work
they have to mine our minds
to get at the essence of our spirit
the mining of the essence
the mining of the spirit
mining our minds
the pollution from that
is all of the neurotic, distorted, insecure behavior patterns that we develop
that's the pollution
but it's a disease
lives and travels through the mind
through the generations

 

Born on the Rez

for directions
for reflection
send my prayers up
give me protection
lay my ties down
lay my lies down
i've grown to despise my colonized aggression

it's just oppression
and i'm a product of it
open my eyes now
i cannot be a puppet
i ceased to be a crab
when i stepped off the bucket
i grew my hair long
i will no longer tuck it

relieved when i found our ways
i almost killed myself
went on the hill to pray
and then the wind blew
it's like it knew
i had been blue
i shed a tear for everything i have been through

i let my dad go
i let my mother go
i let my lover go
i let my cover go
then it was just me
one with everything
i opened up my mind
saw things i'd never seen

i saw the sun set
i saw the sun rise
i saw the pain that my mom saw in her son's eyes
it showed me what it's like
for one to lose their light???
i learned to never quit
never to stop the fight

[CHORUS]
born on the rez (hoka)
raised on the rez
born on the rez (hoka)
raised on the rez
braids on my head (hoka)
hot days on the rez
my heart stays on the rez
UGH!
ma lakota che
ma sicangu che
my people
ma lakota che
ma sicangu che

buckle up
i'll take you to a place you might've been
call it rez
i call it evil
cuz it's killing all my friends
looking back [beep]
is probably where it begins
the government kills us
for the land that you live in
white people win
indian lose
take their land
give us booze
put our kids in border schools
give us reservation blues
treaties broken signed with blood
mass graves covered in mud
i look up at your flag
and see it covered in blood

pledge allegiance to your murder history
you never heard of
circa then and now
care to make you think and reconsider
this place
you call the land of the brave
home of the free
look back
and see the slaves and genocide that we see
this rez
it is a grave
we live in our remains
the state takes little kids
girls turned to sex slaves

we rape
we even kill
so numb can't even feel
we become a manifestation of violence
it's ideal
for those in power
they back out
cuz then i needed
we're now fighting each other so much
we act defeated
and i know that we're poor
and our resources depleted
but that doesn't mean
that violence should ever be repeated

the system is flawed
the dollar bill is your god
capitalism's your religion
colonizing abroad
i know i seem kinda fogged???
cuz my head is hanging long
i have a different world view
it doesn't mean that i'm wrong
cuz i belong with the earth
i belong on the hill
where i embrace my ancestors
then they show me what was real
i can't forget all our people
can't forget where i'm from
with the answers to it all
we decide what we become

[CHORUS]

this pain can't hold me back
these chains can't hold me back
this pain can't hold me back
these chains can't hold me back
this pain can't hold me back
these chains can't hold me back

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13Aug/140

Cannot determine the result data type of the CASE or COALESCE function

Encountered the following error in PI OLEDB Tester while running a query using CASE:

"Cannot determine the result data type of the CASE or COALESCE function"

SELECT tag, time, CASE WHEN value < 0 THEN 0 ELSE value END FROM PIavg WHERE ...

Casting the 0 expression fixes this:

THEN CAST(0 AS float64)

9Apr/140

Synthroid

A collection of related notes since stuff disappears from the web every once in a while.

1894 - first treatment for hypothyroidism developed involving desiccated thyroid glands from cows
1914 - thyroxine first isolated in pure form from extracts of hog thyroid glands
1927 - hormone synthesized by British chemists Harington and Barger
1958 (1955?) - first synthetic T4 enters market, manufactured by Flint Laboratories
1986 - Flint contracts with University of California at San Francisco research team headed by Betty Dong to conduct study showing Synthroid is more effective than Levoxyl and two generics
1986 - Boots America acquires Flint from Baxter Travenol Laboratories for $555M
1990 - UCSF study completed showing that Synthroid is bioequivalent to generics
1991 - Boots attempts unsuccessfully to terminate study
1994 - Dr. Dong submits final draft of manuscript to Boots
1995 - under legal pressure by Boots, thyroid article is withdrawn from publication in JAMA
1995 - Knoll Pharmaceuticals acquires Boots
1995 - BASF AG acquires Knoll for $1.4B
1997 - UCSF study results published in JAMA
1997 - FDA revokes approval status for all brands of levothyroxine
2001 - Abbott Laboratories acquires BASF AG
2002 - Synthroid receives FDA approval
2011 - Abbott announces plan to separate medical products and pharmaceuticals into two companies
2013 - Abbott spins off research-based pharmaceuticals company as AbbVie

[About.com] Synthroid Information Center

[WSJ] Bitter Pill: How a Drug Firm Paid For University Study, Then Undermined It

The levothyroxine spectrum: Bioequivalence and cost considerations

Why do we continue to write for Synthroid?

KNOLL PHARMACEUTICAL v. AUTO. INS. CO. OF HARTFORD

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1Jun/130

Flobots set list

Flobots @ Fitzergald's (Houston) 2013/06/01

there's a war going on for your mind
cracks in the surface
defend atlantis
one love
sides
stand up
gonna be free
same thing
fight with tools
circle in the square
bradley manning
happy together (turtles cover)
handlebars
the effect
panacea for the poison

(encore)
mayday!!!
?
rise

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26Oct/120

Madonna MDNA tour opening act

Madonna @ Toyota Center (Houston 10/25)

Martin Solveig was the opening act. DJ wrapped up around 10:00pm (!). Madonna started around 10:45pm (same as the previous night). I thought Philly was an aberration but clearly the late start time is typical for this tour.

Madonna Booed After Taking Stage Late In Philadelphia [2012/08/29]

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8Oct/120

Flobots setlist

Flobots @ House of Blues (Houston) 2012/10/07

1. one last show
2. cracks in the surface
3. defend atlantis
4. sides
5. jetpack
6. run (run run run)
7. stand up
8. loneliness
9. fight with tools
10. wrestling israel
11. mayday
12. superhero
13. stop the apocalypse
14. handlebars
15. the effect

(encore)
16. panacea for the poison
17. the circle in the square
18. rise

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16Mar/110

Punk’s not dead

[repost]
A crack at some hardcore lyrics that I cannot find anywhere else online. If you see an error, feel free to leave a comment or email me.

Moral Majority (Youth Brigade)*

MORAL MAJORITY NOT FOR ME

You wanna move the country to the right
You wanna make the country bright white
A Godless society full of moral decay
But Jerry Falwell says he knows the way

MORAL MAJORITY Right wing knights
MORAL MAJORITY Take away your rights
MORAL MAJORITY Blind as can be
MORAL MAJORITY NOT FOR ME

Ronald Reagan is quite a man
A part of the new morality trying to ruin this land
Bailey Smith says be conservative and pure
Help destroy liberals and go to Heaven for sure

(repeat chorus)

If you wanna go to school you gotta pray
They'll tell you what to do and what to say
If it's right for them then it's right for you
Whatever made you think you had the right to choose

(repeat chorus x2)

Waste of Time (Youth Brigade)

You're a waste of time
You're a waste of space
I don't need your drugs
So get 'em the fuck outta my face
Say it's not your fault
Blame it on your peers
Make up any excuse
To have a few more beers

It doesn't make you funny
It doesn't make you bright
It takes more to impress me
Than puking all night

Sitting in a corner
Looking half dead
Look what's become of you
Why don't you use your head
Without getting stoned
It's hard to have fun
Another joint
Ought to get the job done

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Last Word (Youth Brigade)*

You must be in a daze
You can't add up two and two
We're not going through a phase
Since it's about what we do

So tired of what we've heard
But we're gonna have the last word

So you think we're all the same
So you think we're a fucking act
To you we're just a game
But we're for real that's a fact

You don't believe we're serious
Don't believe we mean what we say
If you really think it's true
Just try getting in our way

You don't understand us
Call us every name in the book
You never think before you act
How can you know when you never look

So tired of what we've heard
But we're gonna have the last word

You say that we're nothing new
So you give us a bad review
We're all in it from the start
How can we play from our hearts

You don't believe we're serious
Don't believe we mean what we say
If you really think it's true
Just try getting in our way

Dehumanized (Void)

I accept no conditions
I take what I want
I have no reputation
That I must maintain

I'VE BEEN DEHUMANIZED BY THE CITY
I'VE BEEN AMERICANIZED BY THE PITY
I'VE BEEN DEHUMANIZED BY THE CITY
I'VE BEEN AMERICANIZED BY THE PITY

You tell me that intellect
Is not a product
Of my instrument
Well, I think you're full of shit

(CHORUS)

No feelings of sorrow
And no feelings of joy
I'm just a product
Of your ignorance

(CHORUS)

Authority (Void)*

Revolution in the street
Burned body torn and beat
They are just victims
Of authority

NO MORE AUTHORITY
NO MORE AUTHORITY

I have no respect for authority
Why should they push me
All their lust and greed
Proves their insanity

NO MORE AUTHORITY
NO MORE AUTHORITY

NO MORE AUTHORITY
NO MORE AUTHORITY

One day I'll be old
Then I'll have authority
I wish I was young
Then I'd have envy

NO MORE AUTHORITY
NO MORE AUTHORITY

My Rules (Void)*

Everywhere I go I see their rules
They're on the street and in the schools
Authority says one thing for sure
Life can't be without structures

I'M NOT AT THE HAND OF THEIR TOOLS
I'M GOING TO LIVE BY MY RULES
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO THOSE FOOLS
I'M GOING TO LIVE BY MY RULES

I was raised to respect their ways
Now they've got me caught in their maze
So many questions come up in me
But which one of us is the one to see

(CHORUS)

Wargames (Iron Cross)

catch some lead
in your head
keep on fighting
you're gonna be dead
save the world
keep it free
it don't mean shit
if you ain't around to see
fight for money
fight for fame
if you're dead it's all the same

wargames what a price to pay
wargames sign your life away
wargames what a price to pay
wargames sign your life away

New Breed (Iron Cross)

everyone's growing up bitter
and there's fighting in the streets
look at your world
what do I see
I'm gonna do it my way

we are the new breed
and we will have our day
we are the new kids
and we won't go away

I say that you're too old
you say that we're too young
but looking at you
what do I see
we're gonna try it our way

we are the new breed
and we will have our day
we are the new kids
and we won't go away

everyone's growing up bitter
and there's fighting in the streets
look at your world
what do I see
we're gonna try it our way

we are the new breed
and we will have our day
we are the new kids
and we won't go away

Teenage Violators (Iron Cross)

take a look in the streets
tell me what you can see
look at all the pigs in blue
don't blame me they're after you
living for now without respecting
don't expect us to follow the rules

teenage violators
teenage violators
teenage violators

Criminal Minds (Iron Cross)

times are hard
to grow up in the 80s
all the things i've done
and room to grow
rebels today but gone tomorrow
can anyone understand the reason for our hatred?

criminal minds
criminal minds
they won't listen to us no matter what we say
criminal minds
criminal minds
they take what we say and they turn it around

nothing to do
but run and destroy
can they execute the way you turn a blind eye
with the new generation so quick to die
do you have anything?
do you ever cry?

(chorus)

born in today
and already want out
I'm beating my fist
against cold stone walls
when you open your eyes
can you hear us shout
do you sleep tonight
knowing we're left out?

(chorus)

Stolen Youth (Deadline)

promised you they would make you a man
young and bored you didn’t understand
but you didn't believe us
you needed proof
now they stole two years of your youth

now you're a man
spent your youth on the run
it’s too late now
you missed all the fun
they stole your youth

you come home you're glad
you're still fucking alive
hiding in a tent
that was no place to hide
but you didn't believe us
you needed proof
now they stole two years of your youth

now you're a man
spent your youth on the run
it's too late now
you missed all the fun
they stole your youth

they stole your youth (x4)

but now you're a man
spent your youth on the run
it's too late now
you missed all the fun
they stole your youth

[* taken from the Flex Your Head liner notes]

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14Nov/10Off

Posada revisited

Venezuela Will Push U.S. to Hand Over Man Tied to Plane Bombing [2009/01/23] A story I'd followed long ago and forgotten until picking up a copy of Churchill's Roosting Chickens essay recently. Trial was moved to 2011 Jan 11, but rather than facing charges for terrorist activites, Posada is being tried on only immigration charges.

LUIS POSADA CARRILES: THE DECLASSIFIED RECORD.

[update 2011/02/16: add link]

El Paso Diary: Day 19 in the Trial of Posada Carriles [Counterpunch 2011/02/16]

[update 2011/06/28]

Luis Posada Carriles Acquitted in Texas

Filed under: Politics/War Comments Off
19May/1014

BWW E-Commerce Seminar = Amway Global

A couple weeks ago while shopping, I met a young, well-spoken guy who seemed to be looking to make new friends. We exchanged numbers, and I received a call several days later regarding a job opportunity. He was vague about this meeting other than to describe it as a business formal event (in retrospect I found the lack of details odd), but with little to lose or so I thought, I showed up at the 20th floor of the Renaissance Hotel last night for an info session, noticing immediately that a ton of Indians were attending (I would estimate they comprised over 50% of the packed ballroom). He said he would introduce me to one of his IT contacts at the end of the event. The weird vibe I got was later confirmed. I noticed that other participants were paying money at the sign-in table, but I was signed in by my host without paying any sort of fee.

After showing my yellow ticket (labeled "BWW E-Commerce Seminar"), I was given a seat in the front row, while my host sat a few rows behind. Shortly after, I overheard a conversation about "recruiting 20 people" and "MLM" popped into my head. Newcomers were encouraged to sit in the first few rows, and an Indian man took the stage and began a presentation about a "business opportunity" leveraging social networks. After squandering an hour making lame jokes and asking what people would like to do if they had extra side income ("where would you like to go on vacation?"), the presenter finally got to the nitty-gritty, drawing a diagram with the entities Britt Worldwide (BWW) and Amway Global and pointing out various products on a side table that included energy drinks and what looked like skin creams.

At this point, my main concerns focused around minimizing the amount of time wasted and the fact that the second hour of hotel parking was now costing me $6 instead of $2. I stuck around for another half hour out of curiosity to see how this scam was being sold. In a nutshell, $250 per month to own a small business, FTC-sanctioned, private franchises, blah blah blah. Annoyed, I walked out of the ballroom, determined never to speak to this new "friend."

[Updated 2011/05/26] Re: IBO's claims, a brief Google search turns up the following links:

AMWAY Partner Store Claims Embarrass Their IBOs

Debunking Quixtar IBO lies.

Partner store is an "Ad. gimmick" of Amway/Quixtar