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No Wyclef……you’re not President material, especially not for Haiti.

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By now most have heard that Wyclef Jean is in the running for the upcoming Haitian presidential elections.  What a way to pry on the youth of Haiti, who make up approximately 60% of the country’s population.  I agree with Sean Penn, it is a skectchy situation and what is reallllly in it for clef?  Will he just bring in American capitalistic ventures and initiatives that will do jack shit for the people of Haiti, and only make his pockets even deeper?  Read this story to read more about his reactions to Sean Penn’s comments.

I don’t know Wyclef Jean personally but I do believe that somewhere amidst the PR whoopla around Jean ever since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he does have some sort of sympathy for the Haitian people.  But does he have empathy?  No.  He left Haiti at such a young age that he probably hasn’t experienced a quarter of what other Haitians have experienced.  So for him to say that he “understands the psychology of the Haitian  people ever since birth” is rather far-fetched and fabricated.  There’s just something about his wanting to become the president of Haiti that seems like he isn’t in it for the right reasons.


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August 9, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Another teen being sentenced to death for maybe being gay.

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Just as a follow-up on my “For Neda” post, the movement that is taking place in Iran also represents stories and injustices such as this one.  Ebrahim Hamidi, an 18 year old Iranian man, was given the death sentence (hanging) because of the potential that he may be gay.  Yes, this isn’t the first time nor will it be the last that such tragic and inhumane acts occur not just in Iran, but in other countries.  Read the story and see why those of us outside of Iran are disturbed and disgusted with their means of “justice” and “law”.  For those that think that the Western world is against Iran because of its nuclear threats (yes, that’s scary) but what the US, Canada, Europe, UK and the rest of the big players should be stressing real concern on are the ridiculous numbers of violations on human rights and freedoms and the crimes against humanity, in my opinion at least.  Nuke talk can take place after.  In my world, that’s what I would like to see happen.

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August 9, 2010 at 5:34 PM

“For Neda”

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Everyone should see this film.  Even though I never knew Neda, she really does represent what the youth/our generation are trying to fight for.  Freedom and Peace.

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August 9, 2010 at 4:52 PM

M.I.A’s video “Born Free” shouldn’t be banned on Youtube!

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After hearing all of the buzz surrounding M.I.A’s video for her new song “Born Free”, I was really curious to check it out.  The rumours are true; it can be a bit of a pain in the ass trying to get to see the vid on Youtube.  You have to be over 18 to see it and it can be tricky to find it.  I could see how the big wigs of Youtube/Google don’t agree with the brief nude/sex scene (which isn’t graphic at all compared to what you can see on cable) or the depiction of the American military but it has a deeper message than what meets the eye.  I was kinda surprised how the video unfolded as I didn’t know what to expect but like some of the comments on Youtube, I think both the director and M.I.A wanted to depict that prejudice, genocide and senseless wars are ongoing, even though there may not be one against red-head’s.  Art, such as this music video, shouldn’t be censored the way it is, even on something like Youtube.  She’s delivering a strong message which clearly many people do not agree with it nor want to accept.

Check it out and see for yourself.  The vid may not play on my blog because of the restrictions it has on it but if you’re over 18 and have a Youtube account, watch it.

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May 8, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Posted in Music, Politickin'

Ecuadorean’s fighting for water.

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The government of Ecuador wants to enact privatization of the country’s water supply to mining and electrical companies.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?  Well it should and if you don’t, you better do your research because it’s happening in your backyard, whether you want to believe it or not.  We can all start by not buying bottled water; billions of dollars spent on buying water.  It’s not like Coca-Cola or Nestlé is replenishing the supplies they are gauging.  Major companies and manufacturing industries will go after the little guys first, like Ecuador, and then increase their gauging in Canada and the US.  We gotta get on this before it’s too late.

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May 5, 2010 at 3:23 PM

More tragedies in the Congo…

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Why are there still civil wars, massacres and genocides taking place in the world?  Aside from monetary greed behind the root of so much corruption such as the creation of these rebel armies, that people have lost touch with what it is to be a civil human being.  We have all heard hundreds of thousands of stories and incidences taking place in countries throughout the world but each time I read an article or story or watch a movie/doc revolving around this sentiment, it bothers and saddens me so much.  SO many people are suffering and no matter how much money we donate and pledge to charities, why does it seem that nothing drastically changes?  I hate to be pessimistic about stuff like this but there is just wayyy wayyyyy too much money in this world for billions of people to suffer.

The murders continue in the Congo and there’s probably hundreds if not thousands of other people who won’t be accounted for by UN or other governmental consensus and tabulation.  Ugandan rebels continue to pillage innocent people yet what happened to them along the way to get to that point.  It’s very disheartening that there are millions of examples such as that going on all the time.  Always makes me wonder, what the hell happened for things to get to this point.  When will we ever learn???

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May 2, 2010 at 5:11 PM

2010 Global Marijuana March

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May 1st isn’t just “May Day”; it’s also the day where the world stands up and fights for the legalization of pot aka weed aka marijuana, otherwise known as the Global Marijuana March.  Rain or shine, thousands came out to show their support and who better to lead the group, Marc Emery, the Prince of Pot, who was the grand marshall for the parade here in Toronto.  He’s supposed to surrender to US authorities this month but maybe if there’s a miracle, the Pot God’s will change the mind’s of US and Canadian authorities and he won’t have to go to jail for selling seeds on the internet.  You can sell or buy a gun online and do whatever you want with it but someone selling seeds is considered a danger to others.  Wtf.  Either way, over 300 cities took part in the rally and it’s only going to increase year after year.

But it looks like there was a celeb sighting…

Justin Bieber was there too!!!!!    OMG Bieber has reefer fever!!  Yeahhhhh!

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May 1, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Posted in Politickin', Tee.Oh.