• 01:00

    Ian Welsh Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

    in Current Events

    Jay and Ian Welsh continue the discussion rerun last week regarding the need to develop a new ideology in the face of the failure of our technocratic centrist elite to  deal with the consequences of the petroleum economy:


    A powerful ideology is a scary thing. If your ideology isn’t strong enough, doesn’t create enough fervent belief that people will die for it, then it won’t change the world.  But if it does create that level of fervent belief, then it will be misused, so the question is simply: will this do more harm than good?


    An ideology which leads to us killing a billion or more people with climate change, let me posit, is a bad ideology.  At the end of its run, neo-liberalism will kill more people than Marxist-Leninism did, and will be thought of by our grandchildren as monstrous.  Most of them will no more be able to understand how we submitted to it or even believed in it than we can understand how Hitler or Stalin or PolPot or Mao came to power.  Hyperbole?  Not in the least, because the body count is going to be phenomenal.


            

  • 01:03

    Ian Welsh Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

    in Politics Progressive

    Engaging the surveillance state, good news and bad. Editor, writer & social media consultant Ian Welsh - "The horizon is not so far as we can see, but as far as we can imagine" - comes by to continue his extended conversation with host Jay Ackroyd.
    Read Ian here  Follow @IWelsh @JayAckroyd
    More at VirtuallySpeaking.us

  • 00:58

    Ian Welsh Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

    in Politics Progressive

    Toronto based social media consultant, editor and writer Ian Welsh  writes at IanWelsh.com. Formerly the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist, his work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada.
    Ian and Jay talk about how the events in Boston illuminate the intelligence and military apparatus now operating in the US,  in support of an increasingly oligarchic system of governance throughout much of the OECD. 

  • 01:00

    Ian Welsh Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

    in Politics Progressive

    Ian's been raising a bit of ruckus these days. You can read about his history of the failure of the netroots to influence Democratic politics and therefore US policy makers, which engendered a number of reactions.  This week we discuss the issues embodied in three of Ian's recent posts:


    Baseline Predictions for the next sixty years


    A New Ideology


    How to Create a Viable Ideology


    CMike transcribed some of the conversation

  • 01:01

    Stirling Newberry, Ian Welsh Virtually Speaking, Jay Ackroyd

    in Current Events

     Stirling Newberry and Ian Welsh on democracy, and what's happened to it. Not to mention neo-feudalism.

  • 01:09

    Ian Welsh Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd

    in Environment

    Ian and Jay discuss Ian's Nov 26 post, Default to Kindness, and climate change: the actual existential threat to the industrialized world; in the context of Bill McKibben's July 19 Rolling Stone piece: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
    Follow @IWelsh @JayAckroyd
    Links
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719
    http://www.ianwelsh.net/default-to-kindness/
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719s
    AmericaBlog on Climate change
     

  • 00:45

    Ian Pugh, Director of the 2015 Galactic Film Festival, Los Angeles

    in Film

    Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes Ian Pugh, Director of the 2015 Galactic Film Festival 



    www.galacticfilmfest.com
    http://neptunecinema.com


    Ian Pugh is known for his work on "Die Pig Die!" (2011), "Shattered Flames; Three Tales of Deadly Romance" (2012), "The Galactic Adventures of John Neptune" (2015).
    He has also been selected as the 2015 Galactic Honorary Festival Director!
    The Galactic Film Festival is the 1st and only "Out of this world" Indie Sci-fi Film Festival in Southern Cali and the 2nd film festival creation from the team at LJR GC Productions.

  • 00:17

    Nats Nightly: Nationals 10-5 over Red Sox to avoid sweep in Fenway

    in Baseball

    The Washington Nationals scored 10 runs on 12 hits and avoided a sweep with a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox in the series finale in Fenway Park. Gio Gonzalez got the win, Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore homered. 10-5 final. 

  • 01:43

    From The Desk of Kiler Davenport Presents: KD Live - Interview with Max Igan

    in News

    I live in Queensland, Australia and at the time of writing this essay, it is June 2007 and I am 49 years old. The pen-name Max Igan that I have become known by is a combination of my middle name and my sons’ middle name. As a matter of interest, Igan is the original Irish spelling of the name Ian, and no, I do not have any Irish roots, we just liked the name. :) I decided upon the name Max Igan as my pen-name & internet identity as a tribute to my son and as a dedication to him. Any and all work I have done on the internet I have done mainly for him, first and foremost. I have spent most of my life as a traveling musician and continued to do so up until about 3 years ago. I feel very privileged to have been granted the gift of music and to have been able do many of the things I have done and meet the many people I have because of it. For my own reasons, I have remained a reasonably solitary person for the last 12 years and somehow cannot see that ever changing. In the last 3 years, and strange as it may seem to some, one of my greatest loves has been for the Game clan I belong to, the Alliance of Defiance. I am by no means, a game junky and I don’t love the clan because of the game. The game is fun, but the clan is where the love lies. In regards to my political views, I must also stress that it is not nor has it ever been my desire to appear anti-American or anti western because I am most definitely not. I am however, very anti-corporatism and very anti-fascism and in the words of WW2 dictator, Benito Mussolini: “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is the merger of corporate and state power”. This is exactly what we are witnessing now on a global scale and it spells a very frightening and dangerous scenario if the situation is ignored and such corporate power is allowed to continue.

  • 01:20

    The RotoExperts Fantasy Sports Show

    in Sports

    The RotoExperts.com Fantasy Sports Show airs 5 times a week and also appears on The Fantasy Sports Television Network. Hosted by RotoExperts.com Staff Writer Chris Mitchell @CJMitch73 and Co-Hosted by @GeorgeKurtz, Brandon C Williams @BCWilliams71, Ian Riley @Ian_Riley, Kyle Soppe @unsoppable23, Daniel Dobish @DanielEDobish , Bobby McMann @HelloImBobby, Ricky Sanders @RSandersRX, Lenny Melnick @lennyMelnick, Adam Ronis @AdamRonis, and Jennifer Millman @JMillmanRX.  


    We discuss everything in Fantasy sports with analysts from all over the spectrum of the Fantasy sports industry. 


    Host: Chris Mitchell @CJMitch73


    Guests:  @GeorgeKurtz


    Wednesday April 15th, 2015


    Topics on the Agenda


    * The Closer Report w/ @GeorgeKurtz


    * Impressions of the opening 2 weeks


    * Too early to trade? 


    * Is Jon Lesters issue actually an issue?


    * Early season trends

  • 03:04

    Everythingw/KathyB,SteveManderson,IanKahanowitz,RonRabinowitz, EddHayes,EdHudson

    in Entertainment

    Source Nation! Join us tonight for Sports Tuesday with Steve Manderson and Black College Sports with Edd Hayes.


    Join us from 6-8 as Steve welcomes Ron Rabinowitz & welcomes back Ian Kahanowitz into the studio to discuss the life of Jackie Robinson and the impact that he has had on baseball.


    Join us from 8-9 for Black College Sports with Edd Hayes as he welcomes Ed Hudson into the studio to share his amazing career in the Negro League Legends Hall Of Fame.


    Call in and be a part of the conversation at 619-924-0933.  You've heard it here from your favorite radio station, Source Radio Network.

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