Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats: Where's the Civility?

Thrice - Firebreather

MASTODON - "March of the Fire Ants" HD

Long Distance Calling - Fire in the Mountain

Thy Will Be Done - And Fire Will Fall

Karnivool - Set Fire To The Hive

Red Eye: Up and Down Like a ....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gibson Press Release

Gibson Press Release

Gibson Press Release Gov’t says wood is illegal if U.S. workers produce it 

Thursday, August 25, 2011 
The Justice department bullies Gibson without filing charges The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India. On August 24, 2011, around 8:45 a.m. CDT, agents for the federal government executed four search warrants on Gibson’s facilities in Nashville and Memphis and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. Gibson had to cease its manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day, while armed agents executed the search warrants. Gibson has fully cooperated with the execution of the search warrants. • Raid shut down Gibson factories and cost company money This is the second time that federal agents have raided Gibson facilities and disrupted production – this time causing lost productivity and sales. • Wood seized was Forest Stewardship Council Controlled The wood the Government seized on August 24 is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier and is FSC Controlled, meaning that the wood complies with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council, which is an industry-recognized and independent, not-for-profit organization established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC Controlled Wood standards require, among other things, that the wood not be illegally harvested and not be harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights. See for more information. Gibson has a long history of supporting sustainable and responsible sources of wood and has worked diligently with entities such as the Rainforest Alliance and Greenpeace to secure FSC certified supplies. The wood seized on August 24 satisfied FSC standards. • Nearly two years later, no charges have been filed In 2009, more than a dozen agents with automatic weapons invaded the Gibson factory in Nashville. The Government seized guitars and a substantial amount of ebony fingerboard blanks from Madagascar. To date, 1 year and 9 months later, criminal charges have NOT been filed, yet the Government still holds Gibson’s property. Gibson has obtained sworn statements and documents from the Madagascar government and these materials, which have been filed in federal court, show that the wood seized in 2009 was legally exported under Madagascar law and that no law has been violated. Gibson is attempting to have its property returned in a civil proceeding that is pending in federal court. The Justice Department has asked the judge to stop the court case indefinitely. • Information sought in raid was already made available Since 2009, Gibson has fully cooperated with the Government’s investigation of wood and has provided substantial documentation regarding Gibson’s wood-buying activities over the years. Yet, the Federal Government raided Gibson’s facilities on August 24, 2011, without warning or communication of any kind. Had the Government simply communicated with Gibson, Gibson would have cooperated without having to stop its production and send workers home. • Not about illegal logging, not about conservation, not about the environment The U.S. Lacey Act does not directly address conservation issues but is about obeying all laws of the countries from which wood products are procured. This law reads that you are guilty if you did not observe a law even though you had no knowledge of that law in a foreign country. The U.S. Lacey Act is only applicable when a foreign law has been violated. • Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence. For more information, please contact: Henry E. Juszkiewicz c/o Gibson Guitar Corp. 309 Plus Park Blvd. Nashville, TN 37217 (615) 871-4500 Extension 2405 About Gibson Guitar: Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the best-selling guitar of all time and bears the name of the late, great Les Paul. Gibson’s line of Robot guitars, including the revolutionary new Firebird X, represents the biggest advances in electric guitar design in over 70 years. The Gibson Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp., and dedicates its time and services to making the place a better world for children through its support of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson’s website at For breaking Gibson News: Press RSS Feed. Follow Gibson on Twitter at and Facebook at Gibson, 1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766) or Contacts: Jeremy Singer / Gibson UK, 020 7167 2144 / Chris O’Hearn / Gibson Australia 61 2 9929 2257 /

GO GREEN NOW!! (Crazy Pete Returns)

The NHL's Greatest Hits [Part 1]The Greatest Glass Breaks and Bench Hits

The Art of Sleeping in a Box

Chimaira "Born in Blood" (feat. Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel)

The Daily Zen: 4 Ways to Improve Your Reading Habits

The Daily Zen: 4 Ways to Improve Your Reading Habits

Andrew Breitbart on

FRINGE - Where is Peter Bishop? Teaser 4

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rioters In England - RUSH LIMBAUGH

The Fiscal Mess - Dylan Ratigan

Will Violent Class Warfare Break Out in America?

1940 Original - 2011 Repeat?

Experience Matters (HD)

All Your Base & Al Sharpton Are Belong To Us

A Perfect Circle - Outsider (Director's Cut)

A Perfect Circle - Judith

Rammstein - Ich Will

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Katatonia - "The Longest Year" Peaceville Records

Foo Fighters - Rope

End of Liberty - 75 min

Bring Me The Horizon - "Blessed With A Curse"

Monday, August 8, 2011

Killswitch Engage - Be One

With conviction, You must stand your ground, Don't be deceived, Strength is salvation, It is so easy to live the life of a follower, We must kill the idols, Don't fall prey to seduction, With single-mindedness, We must pursue the Truth, Nevermore the victim, Let them say that we are not of their world, With the promise of life, We are strong, We will carry on, Kill the idols, No more disillusion, Let them say what they will -what they will-, Their answer to our higher calling, Is conceived by their hatred, Nevermore the victim, Let them say that we are not of their world, With the promise of life, We are strong, We will carry on, With the promise of life, We are strong, We will carry on, Be one, for your conviction, Be one for your devotion, You will be hated for your dedication, You will be hated, You will be hated, With the promise of life, We are strong, We will carry on...

Chairman Reince Priebus on America Live with Megyn Kelly 8-08-11

CPAC FL: We STILL Hold These Truths 2010

Tea Party Defended

Katatonia - In the White

Deftones - Rocket Skates (Video)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Godsmack - Shadow of a Soul


Bach Toccata and Fugue

Bach's Toccata and Fugue played on the Chapman Stick by Bob Culbertson. The Chapman Stick invented by Emmett Chapman is a 12 string Touchboard. Tapping the strings into the frets creates enough vibration to be amplified. See my site and Emmett;s site for more information about the Stick. and the music.

Maroon - Annular Eclipse with lyrics