Category Archives: Rock on-Peace Out

Scarlett Johansson: comments on ‘authentic casting’ taken out of context | Film | The Guardian

On Saturday, Johansson said those comments were subsequently edited in other publications for “clickbait”. “I personally feel that, in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play anybody and Art, in all forms, should be immune to political correctness,” she said in a statement. “I recognize that in reality, there is a wide spread discrepancy amongst my industry that favors Caucasian, cisgender actors and that not every actor has been given the same opportunities that I have been privileged to.”

Source: Scarlett Johansson: comments on ‘authentic casting’ taken out of context | Film | The Guardian

Hear the First Recording of the Human Voice (1860) | Open Culture

When inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville sang a nursery rhyme into his phonoautogram in 1860, he had no plans on ever playing this recording back. A precursor to the wax cylinder, the phonoautogram took inputs for the study of sound waves, but could not be turned into an output device.

Source: Hear the First Recording of the Human Voice (1860) | Open Culture

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY – Jane Fonda

Here’s what I believe is the best way forward: Regardless of where we come from and what our color is or how we worship, every family wants the best for themselves and their children. But today, certain politicians and their greedy lobbyists are putting all our families at risk. They rig the rules to enrich themselves and avoid paying their fair share of taxes, while they defund our schools and threaten seniors with cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Then they turn around and point the finger for our hard times at people of color and new immigrants . . . even tearing families apart and losing children. When we reject their scapegoating and come together across racial differences we can make this a nation we’re proud to leave all of our children . . . Whether we are Democrat or Republican, white, black or brown from down the street or across the globe. We need to recognize our linked fate across race and class in order to sweep away the politicians’ dog-whistling on behalf of rule and for the rich.

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Megan Rapinoe Will Not Visit Donald Trump At The White House, She Cannot Make This Any Clearer

Megan Rapinoe does not want to go to the White House. Megan Rapinoe does not want to go to the White House if the U.S. Women’s National Team wins the World Cup, because Donald Trump is the president. She does not want to visit Donald Trump because of his record and statements on racial issues, gender issues, LGBTQ issues, immigration, sexual harassment, sexual assault—take your pick, or pick all of them: If there’s a marginalized group, the president has said or done something to degrade it, marginalize it further, or outright harm it. Megan Rapinoe disagrees with all of this, because she appears to be a decent human being, and doesn’t really want to hang out with Trump because of that. This seems pretty clear-cut.

Source: Megan Rapinoe Will Not Visit Donald Trump At The White House, She Cannot Make This Any Clearer

Dicks, Cocaine, Racism and Sexual Harassment in the TN Statehouse

May I present to you not one, but two big-time small-time dicks: Tennessee’s Republican House Speaker Glen Casada and his chief of staff Cade Cothren, two dicks united together until Monday, when Cothren resigned. You hate to see dicks split like that.

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A COUPLE OF THINGS – Jane Fonda – Jane Fonda

We are facing a crisis, people. This isn’t a dress rehearsal or fake news. All hands on deck! Dark, selfish forces are working to bring us down. The 1% will go down as well but just a little later. So let’s us all wake up and burst out of our bubbles and start caring about each other no matter our race, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion. No kidding. The future is at stake. And that means caring with our hearts and our actions: making sure that state and federal policies support and protect EVERYONE including the planet.

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Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader | News | DW | 19.03.2019

US Ambassador Richard Grenell is acting like “a high commissioner of an occupying power,” the deputy leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) has said. Grenell has also drawn rebuffs from Germany’s two governing parties.

Source: Germany: US ambassador Richard Grenell should be expelled, says FDP deputy leader | News | DW | 19.03.2019

He Used to Call Viktor Orban an Ally. Now He Calls Him a Symbol of Fascism. – The New York Times

Mr. Ivanyi did not keep silent. In both word and deed, he repeatedly challenged the prime minister, continuing to provide services to the homeless and refugees, even giving one Afghan a room in his own home. And he often questioned Mr. Orban’s presentation of Hungary as a monoethnic country, and his claims of governing by Christian principles. “What he does is against the teachings of Christ,” Mr. Ivanyi said recently. “It is the exact opposite of what the Bible preaches about treating the poor, about justice, about responsible service.”

Library of Alexandria…way more than just a library – nadiaharhash

I always wonder when I see people waiting in a long queue waiting for anything… food, stores, etc… but with a long queue to enter a library that was not something I expected anywhere , not to emphasize my overwhelming feelings … Alexandria- egypt.of course , the library of Alexandria stands for more than just…

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