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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DISCUSSION

Re: [greatbiggroup] Re: 'THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES and POSITIVE PLANS TO COUNTERACT SUCH


Seeing as poorly as the Intelligence Agencies have been doing apoor job
in the past 10 or 15 years I have decided to start one of my own.
I am accepting resumes and funding in the form of well concealed
cash, gold coin (Saints are particualrly appreciated;) and papers
and a analyses of the domestic and international affairs and the like.
Please send these to: Steve Kudlak Esquire et factotum POBX 2005
Watsonville, CA 95077-2005. We'd like to open an office by Spring 2005.
N.B. I wish this did seem like just a silly joke, but the current
situatons is so bad there are days I/we could do a better job than
the officials who supposedly are doing this so well.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

P.S. I consider myself a center-left independednt/
N.B. There are many positions opem, applicants should
be able demonstrate prima facie savior in 50 to 70% of
almost all situations they are apt to encounter and
have a good intuititve grasp of 90% all situations.
Ability to sit i Paficic Ocean at 37N 122W (approximately)
is admirable but not a job requirement/

>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John B"
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 11:54 AM
> Subject: [greatbiggroup] Re: "THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES
>
>
> > There *is* an independant senator, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, as well
> > as a few independant congresscritters. Admittedly, the last
> > independent president (well, not in the two parties in use today) was
> > at least in the 1800's.
>
> So independents are in a pretty deep minority.
>
> > 'Democrate'. Heh. *grin*
>
> Damn these sausage fingers!
>
> > Actually, I don't think I was clear enough. I don't think he'd work
> > well with the Bush team, as his goals and world view is so different.
> > I don't think he's a good enough politician to have dropped party
> > differences and just WORKED, following the President's guidance.
>
> Okay, I see. But in the end, I would bet that, had the cards fallen that
> way, a less qualified Republican would have been chosen over a more
> qualified Democrat.
>
> **chuckles** It's kind of odd to see me arguing like this, as much as my
> opinion of Dems has sunk over the past four years.
>
> > Curious - how do you know they didn't do research on the QT before
> > the announcement? I'll stipulate that that's probably not the way to
> > bet - but how do you KNOW?
>
> Well, we can never know. And yes, I'm probably second guessing the
> Administration. But, c'mon. If they're not going to say anything about
> the
> process, assuming that they *didn't* search before hand is just as valid
> as
> thinking that they might have done so. If they come out with some
> information stating that they had been looking for a long while, then
> that's
> all good.
>
> ...John...
>
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Messages......Nightmares etc.


Well I have decided that I am going to probably stay politically
active but I am going to concentrate on the Bill of Rights stuff.
That is supposed to be our balwak in such times as these.

I was positively impressed by that BBC series "The Power of Nightmares".
It was very good. I could never bring myself to the "full conspiracy POV"
that Bush et al. knew of it and let it happen. But to me it had the ambience
of what would happen if say 20 very bright MIT students for some reason
of hating French Culture decided to blow up that tower in France. It was
also interesting that the Sept 11th types came ous of Urban Planning
backgrounds and modififying landscapes for effects is something those types
like to do. Although they usual stick to other means. So there are a lot of
interesting things floating around about September 11th 2001 that are not
examined because we as Americans are supposed to be so full of rage.
Well I for one am not. I think it was depressing and regrettable but
to prevent such things it must be examined disspassionately.

I did disagree in that I think there were Al Qaeda training bases in
Afganistan and going there was worth it. But Iraq was about the stupidest
thing we could have done and we did it. Now we are the laughing stock of
the world.

The scary thing is it has revived the worst aspects of American Militarism.
Pretty much all of a silly illusion in the head of a dim bulb politician.
At least with Kerry we would have had someone with a brain. But oh well...

But bizarrely that good but slightly over done BBC program is that if
it is pretty inspiring, ideas spreading by the speed of light by modern
communication, that other ideas can sprread just as easily and maybe we
can bring this thing under control inspite of the ridiculous adminstaration
we have in Washington. I just hope the questionable hypermilitarists don't
wreck things for years to come with their desire to fight their stupid
macho wars. Right now I think we need to sit and think and take our
countermeasures from the world of ideas and use military force only when
necessary.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

P.S. Ther laughable thing about the militarist position is we can
smash anything we want but an idea. You can't kill an idea with a
gun. Let us hope and pray to whatever benevolent deities that there
may be around that we don't create martyrs because then we will be in
trouble. Let's hope we can get over this.

I am hoping America can get over its need to always have enemies and
that it can find away to stop generating them. Remember Slavery was
once thought to be the natural order of things. And before that the
nobility thought democracy was such an abomination to the natural order
that the stars would fall from the sky if the natural order of king-->
noble--->self and the great chain of being were disturbed. (Thanks, Larry;)

> when one suffers a loss of any kind, there is a
> mourning period. and we should go throught it...not
> get stuck there.
>
> ignore politics now at your own peril. we must become
> more active at the local level to make sure that our
> local officials at the city, county, and state levels
> do not fall prey to the bush ideology. granted, some
> of them already have but we here in california have an
> obligation to lead the way in standing up for our
> rights and family values: food, clothing, housing,
> education, and medical care for all. we must take
> back language. as bush and co. push their agenda and
> more people are hurt by said agenda, awareness will
> come.
>
> we are a very young nation and this is all part and
> parcel of "growing pains". we cannot allow ourselves
> to accept that this was a "landslide" [which it was
> not] and resign ourselves to fascism.
>
> we on the left are our own worst enemy and its time we
> learned from our mistakes. one good thing out of all
> this is more people voted and more coalitions were
> formed. the democratic party is no longer viable...it
> is time to move forward organize with other
> progressives now in preparation to oppose bush and co.
> and take the 2008 election.
>
> i was extremely depressed yesterday but i cannot
> afford to stay in that place. too much is at stake.
> i have an 11 year old grandson and there is no way in
> hell i want him being a serf to bush and co.
>
> peace, annette
>
>
>
>
> --- steve.kudlak@cruzrights.org wrote:
>
>> It is pretty depressing to me. Other than Bill of
>> Rights
>> stuff I am going to give up politics and do more Art
>> or
>> something else. I mean I keep having the fantasy if
>> I had
>> stayed in Ohio I could have changed things. Most
>> likely people
>> in Franklin county would have thought I was crazy
>> and unless
>> I somehow got a radio program I don't think I could
>> have done
>> anything too much. Going around with my girlfriend
>> to attract
>> attention and talk to people probably would not have
>> worked.
>> I still regret I didn't do it as I stare forlornly
>> at my OHIO
>> ID/DL ... Of course I am registered to vote in
>> California and
>> felt pretty useless. This is the first time I just
>> don't want to
>> watch C-SPAN in a long time.
>>
>> Have Fun,
>> Sends Steve
>>
>>
>>
>> > The people who voted for bUSH are not the enemy.
>> They are my family.
>> > And bUSH is but an obstacle to a more liberal
>> political future.
>> >
>> > I don't mean to sound trite. I'm trying to keep
>> things in perspective.
>> >
>> > david g
>> > www.mediatrips.com
>> >
>> >
>> > Rob Myers wrote:
>> >
>> >>On Thursday, November 04, 2004, at 09:42AM, David
>> Goldschmidt
>> >> <david@personify.tv> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>To demonize the enemy is to become the enemy.
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>How come this never turns conservatives into
>> liberals? ;-/
>> >>
>> >>- Rob.
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> =====
> --
> AMMELLO
>
> "More than any time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path
> leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction.
> Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly." --Woody Allen
>
>
>
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Draft coming, students told


The more I think of it oit Bush and the crazy conservative
miltary folks and the people who felt we lost vietnam because
our hand were tied behind our backs. I have never been sick
of being an American but I am now so.

I mean I wonder if people will go or just dissappear. If people
just didn't go en masse there would be no way to round them all
up, but I am sure the current administartion would try to make
an example of a couple of thousand. I wonder what it would take
it bring the blue states into full insurrection.

I prefer a less violent path somehow by some means but boy
am I sick and rattled by all of this. I have been hiding and
building my playlists for radio programs

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

>
>
> Draft coming, students told
>
> By SUSAN ELAN
> THE JOURNAL NEWS
> (Original publication: November 5, 2004)
>
>
> Reinstatement of the draft is imminent, war correspondent and author
> Christopher Hedges told a crowd of more than 120 students and residents
> yesterday at Manhattanville College.
>
> "We are losing the war in Iraq very badly, but the Bush administration
> will
> not walk away from the debacle without trying to reoccupy huge swaths of
> the
> territory they have lost," Hedges said. While working for The New York
> Times, he covered fighting in Central America, the Balkans and the Middle
> East, including Iraq during the first Gulf War.
>
> To regain territory lost in Iraq, it will take double or triple the
> current
> 140,000 troops, Hedges said during the last lecture in a series called
> "The
> Costs of War."
>
> The reservists and National Guard members who make up half of the U.S.
> forces are stretched to the breaking point and need relief, he said, and
> the
> draft is the only way to assemble the numbers needed. Reintroduction of
> the
> draft will be made in the name of the war on terrorism soon after an
> attack
> in the United States or abroad, he predicted.
>
> "The war in Iraq will no longer be an abstraction," he said. "It will
> become
> deeply personal. In the next few weeks look for shifts in administration
> policy leading in the direction of an escalation of the war."
>
> Hedges encountered no detractors at Manhattanville, unlike his experience
> at
> Rockford (Ill.) College in May 2003, when he was booed off the stage while
> giving a commencement speech shortly after President Bush's battleship
> announcement that the U.S. mission in Iraq had been "accomplished."
>
> On the contrary, many in the audience last night said they had braved
> rainy
> weather to hear Hedges indict the seductiveness of war and the dangers of
> mindless jingoism as an antidote to their depression over the results of
> the
> presidential election.
>
> "It's been a hard week and there are much harder times ahead. That's why
> it
> is so important for us all to be together tonight," said Connie Hogarth,
> who
> has a peace and justice center on the Manhattanville campus named after
> her.
> "After we finish grieving, we have to get back to working for peace and
> justice, and an end to this war and its killing."
>
> Hedges' audience remained rapt as he wove poetry, mythology, history and
> Freudian psychology with anecdotes about colleagues lost on distant
> battlefields and his own brushes with death. He criticized military heroic
> ideals that thrive during war and the way war distorts the human
> imagination. In the fervor of war the individual sacrifices thought for a
> false sense of belonging to something larger, he said.
>
> "At the end of the Vietnam War, we became a better country in our defeat,"
> Hedges said. "We asked questions about ourselves that we had not asked
> before. We were humbled, maybe even humiliated. We were forced to step
> outside of ourselves and look at us as others saw us. And it wasn't a
> pretty
> sight."
>
> Those who confuse his anti-war stance with an anti-soldier position are
> mistaken, Hedges said. "War in the end is always about betrayal. Betrayal
> of
> the young by the old, of soldiers by politicians and idealists by cynics."
>
> http://www.nyjournalnews.com/newsroom/110504/b10w05wartalk.html
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: fuck Bush


It is pretty depressing to me. Other than Bill of Rights
stuff I am going to give up politics and do more Art or
something else. I mean I keep having the fantasy if I had
stayed in Ohio I could have changed things. Most likely people
in Franklin county would have thought I was crazy and unless
I somehow got a radio program I don't think I could have done
anything too much. Going around with my girlfriend to attract
attention and talk to people probably would not have worked.
I still regret I didn't do it as I stare forlornly at my OHIO
ID/DL ... Of course I am registered to vote in California and
felt pretty useless. This is the first time I just don't want to
watch C-SPAN in a long time.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> The people who voted for bUSH are not the enemy. They are my family.
> And bUSH is but an obstacle to a more liberal political future.
>
> I don't mean to sound trite. I'm trying to keep things in perspective.
>
> david g
> www.mediatrips.com
>
>
> Rob Myers wrote:
>
>>On Thursday, November 04, 2004, at 09:42AM, David Goldschmidt
>> <david@personify.tv> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>To demonize the enemy is to become the enemy.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>How come this never turns conservatives into liberals? ;-/
>>
>>- Rob.
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DISCUSSION

Re: they must not be very bright


That's why I posted the weather links. They actually try to get
it all to work reasonably well in a variety of circumstances.
Note when I explain weather stuff to Junior High students I usually
have made a journey around the various public facilities to see
of things work in various places. I mean one has to consider that
not all folks in their early teens have a computer and can tweak
things as needed. I do note sometimes adults give up prematurely.
They throw up their hands very easily and just give up, when just
a few things would have got them what they wanted. Giggle, medical
people are the worst in this regard I have found so far. They are
also the worst at listening to the advice of others. But I do digress
and besides that could be just my experience.

In general it is nice to have things work across platforms and across
browsers and hopefully if even moderately daunting tweaks are spelled
out and various factors are taken into consideration.

It is understandable that things don't work on all things and
all cicumstances. But sometimes the disregard is pretty arrogant
but that I saw coming from the commercial sector or the wannabe
commercial sector. There was a site called "Dimestore Productions"
and it was pretty slanted to the latest and greatest. If you were
caught in some place like West Virginia you were pretty much out of
luck if you wanted to use the innovations the webmaster seemed to be
installing. He was pretty arrogant about it too. This is what I don't
like to see done. When people get very callous about getting things
to work. I know to some folks these are grungy little details best
left to "those who deal with such" but they are as important.

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

> apologies - house full of ill children and I'm trailing behind the
> thread...
>
>> so, if you want to use flash, that's cool. but just do it having
>> decided to make your work for folks on IE/winXP and not the web in
>> general. in fact, i can't think of anything that works well locally
>> AND the web. even Java acts more differently on different platforms
>> than they admit. But we have always assumed, if we make it for the
>> web, it should work everywhere. very little actually does.
>>
> Is it true that *we* always have assumed that it will work everywhere?
> Limitations set by
> software, viewers hardware, connections speed, plug-ins have always had to
> be a
> consideration for artists no matter which platform they themselves
> favoured. Have artists
> really believed that a work was globally accessible simply because it was
> on the net?
>
> When I first starting making work for the I used to get it in the neck
> for 'proofing' work
> on lists to check what problems people had. The response form the *net.art
> technical
> department* was that I should now these things before I started if I was
> doing things
> 'properly' (always seemed mildly patronizing). I do proof them myself now
> on various
> systems but I don't think I pick up as many issues as I did when I asked
> others to look - I
> simply can't know all the variables. My observation is that a majority
> of artists seem
> well aware of the viewing issue inherent on the web and respond in a
> number of
> different ways. Many appear to 'spread' their work amougst a variety of
> formats that will
> make a certain amount accessible to each group in the knowledge that very
> little will be
> accessible to all. It seems a bigger problem for artists who will only
> produce work using
> one particular technique, but what do you say to them - diversify?
>
> My feeling generally it that it still bandwidth (particularly outside the
> US) that is the
> primary mediator to what people can and cannot view rather than browser.
> With the
> extension onto PDA's etc this is even more of an issue. I know viewing
> work on a pda for
> the first time for me was a wake-up call - like jumping back 6 years where
> i waited
> patiently on the end of a dodgy dial-up to view works I was told were
> 'multi-platform'.
>
> A best I would say that the all that is possible is to recommend a
> particular browser or
> connection speed but know that you may never be able to do enough to be
> accessible
> to all. The rise of adware and the necessity for anti-spam/pop-ups, raised
> browser
> security has restricted previously accessible work unless you are happy to
> reconfigure
> your browser in response to each site. As I said, I also use firefox and
> safari on a mac
> as well as IE on a pc and these issues seem affect all equally.
>
> I went to look at a friends stunning VRML datascapes the otherday, changed
> browsers,
> downloaded the software I needed, tweaked various settings and then my
> processor
> was too slow and it all fell over. Would you argue that he should he stop
> making them?
>
> I'm interested in your thoughts in this, not trying to be pedantic:)
>
> jess.
> o
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