Steve Kudlak
Since 2004
Works in Watsonville, California United States of America

BIO
I have a BS in Biocehmistry and BA in Art with a concentration in Printmaking. Recently I have become interested in digital media. When I get a webpage done I will post the info
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Rapidly Morphing Message; ) Re: [greatbiggroup] Re: Battlefield Earth (more RAL for some) Re: Steve Kurtz for Art Types


Perhaps although I think Rush Limbaugh likes to fly by the seat of the
pants more. So he has less staff checking stuff. I think Moyers has people
check a bit more. So I would like to see examples of his actual factual
errors. For example did he and PBS say cut and paste Pat Robertson or some
other conservative religious leader in a bad light.

I worry I trusted Adam Curtis and BBC2 a bit much on their sources for The
Power of Nightmares, since his "thesis statement" is so strong and claims
much more authoritativeness than is usual these days when people are more
cautious about "Big Picture" types of productions and statements. But so
far all the stuff he presented about the general failure of court cases
against terrorist cells checks out. In fact it has got me to go and aask
some legal authorities "Why does it seem Federal Prosecutors often at
least get 'consolation prizes' " By that I mean they file a whole bunch
of charges and many of them very grand like "terrorism" and "bioterrorism"
and they might very well get "mail fraud" for some little mistake someone
made that is akin to not reading the whole EULA when you download
something. This does baffle me.

Because there is the case of a Buffalo Art Professor who fell afoul of
terrorism laws for having a bunch of advanced science equipment in his
house. His name is Steve Kurtz and what he and Robert Ferrel of the
University of Pittsburgh and pretty accused of is not fully reading the
EULA for the American Type Culture Collection. This is after the
governements failed to prove any bioterrorism charges.

Now if one has ever watched these Federal Trials they are very often showy
events. One side will pack the gallery with its supporters, the prosecutor
and defense will dress very fashionably etc. etc. In Kurtz's case it was
only the results of a Grand Jury but the FBI filled the gallery with
police and fire and other first responders.

In theory one can say "Well Rules and rules and if you didn't read it and
you used the mails to send it then you commited fraud, but overall it
would seem to be very easy to prove that fraud wasn't intended and very
few people in labs read all the deliveries they sign for, or all the stuff
everytime they set up with a supplier. In fact I probably signed off on a
whole bunch of poisonous substance purchases in my life without reading
the full agreement.

Anwyay the moral of this whole thing for me is that we should all be a
little more careful with things we see, hear and sign because most the
time it means nothing but sometimes very different things happen.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

>>Note I guess I find it more laughable than alarming that someone would
>> use
> the words of a political commentator (Rush Limbaugh) as holy writ to
> comment on the work of a scientist and writer without easily looking up
> biographical material and reading the person's words. In this case I am
> pretty sure that Rush Limbaugh put false words into someone's mouth of
> that is an accurate quote of him. If this is how conservative decide how
> to think, it is uh, pretty questionable.<
>
> Yikes! Careful, Steve, what's good for Limbaugh is good for Moyers! They
> are the same kind of political ideologue, they simply sit on different
> sides
> of the fence. Quite honestly I would take anything said by either with a
> grain of salt.
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Is Al Qaeda Just a Bush Boogeyman?


If you have DSL or better give a listen to this:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1040.htm

For some unknown reason it is one of those few things that
work better in Internet Explorer....I have the transcripts and
the Audio....I'd love to have video filer of somesort. It is very
good. This is rhe last of a 3 part series that pan on BBC2 and it is
really really good. "A Dark Illusion...of the Early 20th Century..."
for which we are suppoosed to sacrifice our civil rights and economy etec.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-scheer11jan11,0,2627223.story
> Is Al Qaeda Just a Bush Boogeyman?
>
> Robert Scheer
>
> Los Angeles Times
> January 11, 2005
>
>
> Is it conceivable that Al Qaeda, as defined by
> President Bush as the center of a vast and well-
> organized international terrorist conspiracy, does not
> exist?
>
> To even raise the question amid all the officially
> inspired hysteria is heretical, especially in the
> context of the U.S. media's supine acceptance of
> administration claims relating to national security.
> Yet a brilliant new BBC film produced by one of
> Britain's leading documentary filmmakers systematically
> challenges this and many other accepted articles of
> faith in the so-called war on terror.
>
> "The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of
> Fear," a three-hour historical film by Adam Curtis
> recently aired by the British Broadcasting Corp.,
> argues coherently that much of what we have been told
> about the threat of international terrorism "is a
> fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by
> politicians. It is a dark illusion that has spread
> unquestioned through governments around the world, the
> security services and the international media."
>
> Stern stuff, indeed. But consider just a few of the
> many questions the program poses along the way:
>
> * If Osama bin Laden does, in fact, head a vast
> international terrorist organization with trained
> operatives in more than 40 countries, as claimed by
> Bush, why, despite torture of prisoners, has this
> administration failed to produce hard evidence of it?
>
> * How can it be that in Britain since 9/11, 664 people
> have been detained on suspicion of terrorism but only
> 17 have been found guilty, most of them with no
> connection to Islamist groups and none who were proven
> members of Al Qaeda?
>
> * Why have we heard so much frightening talk about
> "dirty bombs" when experts say it is panic rather than
> radioactivity that would kill people?
>
> * Why did Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claim on
> "Meet the Press" in 2001 that Al Qaeda controlled
> massive high-tech cave complexes in Afghanistan, when
> British and U.S. military forces later found no such
> thing?
>
> Of course, the documentary does not doubt that an
> embittered, well-connected and wealthy Saudi man named
> Osama bin Laden helped finance various affinity groups
> of Islamist fanatics that have engaged in terror,
> including the 9/11 attacks. Nor does it challenge the
> notion that a terrifying version of fundamentalist
> Islam has led to gruesome spates of violence throughout
> the world. But the film, both more sober and more
> deeply provocative than Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit
> 9/11," directly challenges the conventional wisdom by
> making a powerful case that the Bush administration,
> led by a tight-knit cabal of Machiavellian
> neoconservatives, has seized upon the false image of a
> unified international terrorist threat to replace the
> expired Soviet empire in order to push a political
> agenda.
>
> Terrorism is deeply threatening, but it appears to be a
> much more fragmented and complex phenomenon than the
> octopus-network image of Al Qaeda, with Bin Laden as
> its head, would suggest.
>
> While the BBC documentary acknowledges that the threat
> of terrorism is both real and growing, it disagrees
> that the threat is centralized:
>
> "There are dangerous and fanatical individuals and
> groups around the world who have been inspired by
> extreme Islamist ideas and who will use the techniques
> of mass terror -- the attacks on America and Madrid
> make this only too clear. But the nightmare vision of a
> uniquely powerful hidden organization waiting to strike
> our societies is an illusion. Wherever one looks for
> this Al Qaeda organization, from the mountains of
> Afghanistan to the 'sleeper cells' in America, the
> British and Americans are chasing a phantom enemy."
>
> The fact is, despite the efforts of several government
> commissions and a vast army of investigators, we still
> do not have a credible narrative of a "war on terror"
> that is being fought in the shadows.
>
> Consider, for example, that neither the 9/11 commission
> nor any court of law has been able to directly take
> evidence from the key post-9/11 terror detainees held
> by the United States. Everything we know comes from two
> sides that both have a great stake in exaggerating the
> threat posed by Al Qaeda: the terrorists themselves and
> the military and intelligence agencies that have a
> vested interest in maintaining the facade of an
> overwhelmingly dangerous enemy.
>
> Such a state of national ignorance about an endless war
> is, as "The Power of Nightmares" makes clear, simply
> unacceptable in a functioning democracy.
>
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Re: RHIZOME\_RAW:\_Ubuntu:\_a\_Linux\_noob's\_story


Please keep us posted!!! My funding form my Uncle in Washington
won't support too many fun things. I would love to get a good Linux
setu going so I can do my mix of Art, Science and Atmospheric Sceince
Resaearch and demonstrations for 7th to 9th graders.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> forgot the CCRMA at Home URL:
> http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/
>
> t.whid wrote:
>> Ubuntu: a Linux noob

DISCUSSION

Re: Art and Moving, Moving and Art.....Moving Companies California


I want the other direction. I want stuff to come from Ohio and appear here
in scenic Central California. Anyway do you realize that by sending to
this list you are inviting a lot of us weird crazy art people to call your
number and ask you and you staff strange questions like how easy it is to
move 1001 pounds of strange looking stuff from California to downtown
Bagdad and call it "from Bagdad by the Bay to Bagdad downtown and plans
for a hypothetical art project. The first part is the mover has to accept
a deposit of 300 loonies that I just happen to have and must have a female
staff member strong enough to carry them. Some objects can only be moved
by people with female energy and XX chromosome and others has to be moved
by someone with XY chromosomes and female energy or male energy and XX
chromosomes or by someone who is a true primate genetic mosaic. Do you
have all that down?

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

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