Two Global Citizens

We are Lebanon!

A wonderful sentiment shared by many of us who are sick and tired of the polarization of Lebanon is spreading around the blogsphere, we duly post it here

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May 13, 2008 Posted by | Lebanon, Political/Social Issues | 5 Comments

Smart Parking

May 5, 2008 Posted by | San Francisco | | Leave a comment

Georgetown on a cloudy day

Georgetown

April 6, 2008 Posted by | Pictures, Washington DC | | Leave a comment

Weekend in New York

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Knotted Gun – United Nations
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Angel of the Waters – Central Park
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Central Park

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Metropolitan Museum
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St. Patrick’s Cathedral
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Subway – 49 Street
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Subway
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April 1, 2008 Posted by | Pictures, Travel | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Falling From Earth

The film is set in 2008, 1990, 1982 and 1975.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Films | , | 4 Comments

Im Telech

Can’t sleep so I’ll share one of my favorite Idan songs.

March 15, 2008 Posted by | Music | , | 3 Comments

Nader

So Ralph Nader is running again. Up until now, it had seemed that this representative democracy was fighting to be run by either the product of a very successful marketing campaign or by the policies that are based on politics of fear. Candidates of both parties have been, so far, superb representatives of special interests and lobbyists, crossing so-called bipartisan lines and working together towards the same goal, while stepping all over the constitution.
Unlike what the media after the 2000 election would like to have you believe, Nader is not a “spoiler”. He speaks in the name of the disenfranchised voters, as they are called, who would not have voted had he not been in the race. He caters to a very progressive but tiny base, that has no grand illusions of victory, but a simple request of having its agenda discussed. Whether it’s ending corporate control of Washington and The War On Drugs, repealing NAFTA and The Patriot Act, supporting a more humanitarian foreign policy, reducing America’s addiction to oil or addressing immigration as part of a “worldwide economic justice”… he addresses issues in a way that no other candidate does. Nader represented those who agreed with him when he said that his opponents were “Tweedledee and Tweedledum they look and act the same, so it doesn’t matter which you get“, in reference to Gore and Bush.
Issues that should not even be raised such as abortion, personal faith and a constitutional amendment to gay marriage are often discussed while these topics are ignored. Kucinich and Gravel were deemed a waste of time before their withdrawals and rarely given a platform, and the same goes for Ron Paul right now. Had they been given more time and media attention, issues more essential to the average American might have been raised. Nader will attempt to reframe the issues, and when he made his announcement on Meet the Press, he was quick to justify his right and need to run: “Twenty-four percent of the people are satisfied with the state of the country, according to Gallup. That’s about the lowest ranking ever. Sixty-one percent think both major parties are failing,” he said. “You have to ask yourself as a citizen, Should we elaborate on the issues that the two [parties] are not elaborating [on]?”. Inconvenient or not, I guess this is in defense of any third party candidate. But specially the road trip for Ralph.
Recommendation: Haven’t seen it yet, but this film aims to shed some more light on Nader’s long career.

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Political/Social Issues | , , , | Leave a comment

Obamania

Shepard Fairey

The Date Farmers


Shepard Fairey (famous for his Obey posters plastered everywhere in L.A and the world) and The Date Farmers endorse Obama. They are selling their art online and will be using the proceeds to make more posters for the Obama campaign.Nice, I specially like the Date Farmers’ one, but this is becoming a bit too cultish for my taste.
While I have been Obamatized, excuse me if I’m not an Obamabot, don’t have Obama-rama or an Obasam every time Obamessiah speaks. Granted, I’ll take Obamerica over McCain’s America any day of the week, but can someone ask Obama what kind of change he’s talking about, and how he plans on achieving it?

February 22, 2008 Posted by | Political/Social Issues, Street Art | , , , | Leave a comment

Break


We haven’t blogged for a while, no reason in particular… We shall be back soon.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Los Angeles, Misc, Pictures | , | 1 Comment

On the Streets of L.A

Chase – “Remember who you are”, Santa Monica
Chase – “Remember who you are”, Venice

Tim Biskup, Melrose
Banksy rat, Melrose
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Banksy – No More Heroes, Melrose
L.A Bomber, Melrose
Punk girl, Melrose

Life is beautiful, Melrose

Greetings from Finland, La Brea
Muslim girl, Melrose

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Los Angeles, Pictures, Street Art | , , , , | Leave a comment