[6 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Indigenous Peruvians Win Human Rights and Environmental Lawsuit Against Occidental Petroleum

Source: Amazon Watch and Earth Rights
INDIGENOUS PERUVIANS WIN APPEAL IN FEDERAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUIT AGAINST OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM FOR CONTAMINATING AMAZON RAINFOREST, POISONING COMMUNITIES
LAWSUIT TO PROCEED IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
Los Angeles, California – Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal today in the landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy’s hometown. A district court judge had previously ruled …

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[20 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Re:Body feat Linkwood, Friday July 23rd

The first time I heard Linkwood, aka Nick Moore, aka Prime Numbers I was blown away by the groove.  The Linkwood and House of Traps RA podcast still persists on my frequent listening lists, its an instant classic.  As a lover of all dance music, it is impossible not to love the essentials of disco which is the basis of Nick Moore’s sound often referred to as Nu Disco.  I’ve started to hate that term but it is what it is.
Linkwood roots go back to early 2000’s in Edinburgh UK …

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[21 May 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Renegade Vigilante Video  – Bike thief gets punked

Do you hate bike thiefs or any other type of criminals for that matter?  This video might make you feel better, maybe.  In this video some citizens had enough with a local bike thief and they finally decided to take matters into their own hands.  They set up an ambush scene with a hidden camera and a bait bike to catch him in the act. After a couple of nights he gets caught ‘redhanded’ stealing the bait bike then gets blasted by dozens of paintballs.  He attempts to retaliate with …

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[25 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Koshary, Shisha, Tabla & Cairo Traffic

Some of us like it rough & dirty and Cairo Egypt is city that would not be considered  clean or smooth by any western standards.  I can not speak for the very nice and westernized areas of the city, I am only speaking about the heart of Cairo.  I spent a month and a half there once many years ago and endured dirt and pollution into my skin and lungs daily.  I enjoyed it so much that I used my 9 hour layover to go back to Cairo and see …

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[22 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Experience: The Ghostly Discovery Iphone App

Ghostly has categorized their album library by colors which correspond to different mood states in an effort to help you ‘discover’ new tracks and playlists according to how you feel.
I am so happy to see a cutting edge electronic music label elegantly implementing these concepts to further investigate the mind-body-technology relationship further, ultimately to put us in the mood we want to be in:-)
This cutting edge project was probably conceived in Ann Arbor Michigan, home to Ghostly. I would like to have been a fly on wall during the planning …

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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Activity: Chill Out At AT&T Park

I was riding bikes around town with friends when we discovered that AT&T park is open to the public every non-game day during the season. When empty, the park is very zenful place to chill. I highly recommend it. Surprise your visiting relatives or friends with this hat trick. It’s a great backpocket plan.
Imagine music (djs) on the terrace every Sunday while serving beer and overlooking the sunny bay. #dope! Someone get that started. The party people might even start to have Giant pride, and regular folk too.

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[18 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Coolest Istanbul Souvenir, ABSOLUTE POWER

I was walking across the Galata bridge late at night in Istanbul when I ran into a very old Turkish man wearing this hat.  It was unreal that someone that old could be wearing such a cool hat. I don’t mean to say anything agist, but I was not in San Francisco you know, I am just saying.  I went up and talked to him, his name was Salman and he spoke no English, but he could tell I liked his hat and the guy was obviously pretty cool and …

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[21 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Few Quirks From My Trip to Turkey

I found this item in the middle of nowhere during a long bus trip stop for food.  I know there is history with marijuana and the old Turkish culture but how did it end up in the form of marijuana cow bank with some big lips and a blunt is a mystery.  Hilarious nonetheless.
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This girl toy was spotted at another bus stop.  Turkey not only strives to be part of the EU but apparently they seek to inculcate the idea into their children to someday own their own “Modern Sweet …

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[10 Nov 2009 | 127 Comments | ]
Macchu Pisco & Combier Launch Party in San Francisco 11/19/09

Thursday November 19th at 9pm, Indy Spirits Expo Afterparty
Macchu Pisco and Combier Present
‘NOW AVAILABLE’ IN CALIFORNIA PARTY
1 FREE Macchu Pisco Daisy cocktail, Come celebrate
$5 Pisco and Combier cocktails
Top Shelf Music provided by Romanowski
@ 83 Proof, 83 First Street (between Market and Mission)
NO COVER
Special thanks to our new distributor in California, Wine Warehouse.
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The Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=176404807157&ref=ts
Join the Macchu Pisco Facebook Group for more goodies: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18760511406&ref=ts
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As best described in bullet points by Daniel Gritzer in his Time Out New York magazine article. …

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[6 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Source: Amazon Watch and Earth Rights
INDIGENOUS PERUVIANS WIN APPEAL IN FEDERAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUIT AGAINST OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM FOR CONTAMINATING AMAZON RAINFOREST, POISONING COMMUNITIES
LAWSUIT TO PROCEED IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
Los Angeles, California – Indigenous plaintiffs from the Peruvian Amazon won their appeal today in the landmark human rights and environmental contamination lawsuit against U.S. oil giant Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the case should be heard in Los Angeles, Oxy’s hometown. A district court judge had previously ruled …

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[5 May 2010 | One Comment | ]
Dan Bell 9 Hour Set in San Francisco 5-8-2010 [KONTROL]

Calling all true underground dance music connoisseurs of San Francisco.  In case you missed the last one, the one and only Mr. Dan Bell aka DBX will be playing another 9 hour set this Saturday night at the most precious of all underground locations in North America, this is a fairly common opinion shared by those who have experienced it.
Who? What? Dan Bell is an underground dance music pioneer from Detroit.  Many will argue that he invented the minimal techno sound, he definitely owns rights to the original classics …