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Friday, February 29, 2008

A Crude Awakening + Obama/Hillary = A Mess to clean up!

Well this will probably be the first and last time that I talk about this election between Obama vs. Hillary, Black vs. White, Man vs. Woman..Sorry McCain.I say this due to how we have made this thing more about these 3 things instead of what can really be accomplished by our president. Wait lets talk about this....What crisis do we face? Hmmm Economics, Iraq and OIL!

OIL! something that affects the other 2 crisis we face...Okay no more talking just watch!
If we continue to just operate off hope and not the reality that OIL runs our lives then we all can possibly end up like this...

Just been looking at things from the lens and from what is happening...Oh wait before you put me in the conspiracy theorist category just take a look at this documentary (not from Michael Moore)... http://www.oilcrashmovie.com/ I saw this documentary about a year ago and just paid attention to the year after this...matter of fact here's a glimpse...

Oil Crash, produced and directed by award-winning European journalists and filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, tells the story of how our civilization’s addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion – our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.

The idea that the world’s oil supplies have peaked, or will soon, is gaining mainstream currency. Robert B. Semple, Jr., associate editor of the New York Times editorial board, writes in the paper’s March 1, 2006, online edition:
“The Age of Oil — 100-plus years of astonishing economic growth made possible by cheap, abundant oil — could be ending without our really being aware of it. Oil is a finite commodity. At some point even the vast reservoirs of Saudi Arabia will run dry. But before that happens there will come a day when oil production ‘peaks,’ when demand overtakes supply (and never looks back), resulting in large and possibly catastrophic price increases that could make today's $60-a-barrel oil look like chump change. Unless, of course, we begin to develop substitutes for oil. Or begin to live more abstemiously. Or both. The concept of peak oil has not been widely written about. But people are talking about it now. It deserves a careful look — largely because it is almost certainly correct.”
Semple concludes: “These [are] not doomsday scenarios from conspiracy theorists, but hard scientific facts backed by serious research.”

One year ago, in a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, Robert L. Hirsch challenged the notion that the free market can solve the onrushing emergency:
"The world has never faced a problem like Peak Oil. Without massive mitigation more than a decade before the fact, the problem will be pervasive and will not be temporary. Previous energy transitions (wood to coal and coal to oil) were gradual and evolutionary; oil peaking will be abrupt and revolutionary."

Now I'm not saying I am immune to hope but when our president (the one who REALLY wants change) has his or her hands tied due to centuries of oil greed. Please take a step back and not treat them as we would when our favorite team has a bad season. They're trying...Good Luck new president! That's my hope! Thanks for reading...

A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

LadyStar & Know Talent Records

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of a photoshoot with good friends and up & coming artist Ladystar (www.myspace.com/ladystarmusic) and producer Scooter (www.myspace.com/scooterbeats) from Know Talent Records. Check out the photos but really check out their links. You are guaranteed to be moved by the beats and the voice of this amazing duo/individual sounds. Enjoi!

Scooter is also the author to weekly blog titled http://scooterthinking.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 25, 2008

Art Whino Gallery - Featuring Joka444

Friday night's feature artist Joka444...Enjoi the photos and visit http://www.artwhino.com and http://www.joka444.com to view more from the gallery and this artist...The artist featured at this gallery are of not just quality, but must see quality...Thanks Art Whino! See you at the next event...

DJ from Honeylab

This is a friend of mine who is a french artist..nah it's Micah from the Micah's Reality Tour but he is an artist who I hope to have featured in my Photography show I'm putting together..I'll keep everyone posted on the date for this event...but for now this is artist Joka444's work..

Thanks for reading...

Friday, February 22, 2008

For the Love of Art

Okay I'm back after a short hiatus...I wanted to take time today to inform everyone(who is not already in the park) about a show tonight! It is at the Art Whino Art Gallery in Alexandria, VA...Wait I want to talk alittle about this gallery....I stumbled upon this gallery while riding my bike(bicycle)...This gallery embodies the kind of comradely that most of us should have with our families...It has over 113 artist from all over the world. It supports artist of all caliber with a high regard for the work displayed....They also have Art classes for that artist who may question how talented they really... you can find out more about Art Whino from their links listed..ArtWhino ...myspace.com/artwhino ...The artist featured tonight is Joka...His work is very astounding to me! I like the messages that are in his work...it's like he's talking but through his work..I know it sounds weird but I'm weird and maybe you're weird so come out tonight and if not tonight stop by the gallery I'm sure you won't be disappointed...You can find out more about this artist at Joka444 ...Photobucket
come back and view the pics from the show...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Coltrane & Yoga

I wanted to share this with everyone...This is my daughter Coltrane and she is doing yoga at 2!!!!! When I was 2 I was still trying to figure out how to use the potty much less do yoga..Well this is my first child and today's children seem to be a little smarter then we adults give them credit..Think about it for a second parents if we just took a couple of those hours we spend in a office with our kids (not just on weekends) we might not have so many kids feeling like they have to be adults....Remember just because you don't do it doesn't mean the child can't try it..Yoga! at 2! go figure...Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Good Fellas visit Great Falls...

So this past weekend I went to Great Falls(MD side) on Saturday because my brother Stu was fortunate enough to bring this hike to myself & Scooter's attention and I'm glad he did! Thanks StuEazy! This hike was amazing! Truly amazing and beautiful!It was a 2hr hike that holds every part of your attention span... Then the trail took on a couple of characters..(my business partners...)

Including myself...

And a couple of kayakers...

Again I want to thank Stu for bringing this trail/hike to my attention..Just outside the city(no seriously 30 mins. outside the city to be exact). So if your feeling adventurous take a moment and enjoi one of the many outdoors things that the city has to offer..This is a workout for any age..I look forward to spring to really enjoi this hike... Enjoi the rest of the photos..at http://www.myspace.com/photoleer

Friday, February 1, 2008

Thanks Lupe! From BK to WASH., D.C.

First I would like to say "Big Up!" to MN8Enterprises for bringing Lupe to DC with a sold out show that was uplifting. Second Mark you are a beast with the artist you bring! Now Lupe, Lupe Fiasco, Lupe the Fiasco or whatever it is you want to call him. I call him a blessing to the young generation...Let me inform you why? when I was growing up WITH Hip Hop (not rap) we had alot of conscious rappers who talked about the everyday struggles with our gov't (Public Enemy, Intelligent Hoodlum, Poor righteous Teachers, Brand Nubians, etc..) but not until I heard Lupe awhile ago call upon self awareness and today what I get from his music is a message that most of us couldn't speak of because we did not know how...confused yet? Now I can't speak on that man's life but I will speak on what he raps about and it's something again that most of us don't know how to do...and that is Be honest with who you are! Mirror honest not other people honest..Enough of that back to the night...Amazing performance!!!!!!!

Thanks LUPE! Rims & Tims...check his show and you'll find out what that means..One!