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    wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 267: Elections & Other Failed Erections 25 October 2004 / Halloween
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      wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam

      Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 267: Elections & Other
      Failed Erections
      25 October 2004 / Halloween Election Theme

      "All citizens of the world should participate in the American election,
      since that is where they have assumed the right to decide things for
      everyone else."
      o Carlos Fuentes

      "Working like a maniac, gave myself a heart attack / For a job that
      pays minimum wage"
      o Suicidal Tendencies, I Want More

      "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a
      literacy test.''
      * George W. Bush

      "Invading Iraq in response to 9/11 would be like Franklin Roosevelt
      invading Mexico in response to Pearl Harbor."
      * John Kerry

      SIMUL-streaming <http://freeteam.nl/patapoe/

      The Haunted Ballroom > V/VM [1]
      By the Seaside > V/VM [1]
      BATS IN MY BELFRY DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      Haunting Me > V/VM [1]
      WOLFMAN IS EVERYWHERE DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      Den of Iniquity > V/VM [1]
      Urantia [Hall of Souls] > Mental Nomad [3]
      Disturbing Apparitions > Trip Tech [4]
      WICKED INSANE EVIL DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      3 Murdered 5 Dead > AFFR [5]
      SPELLS > Jack Dangers [2]
      On Sunday They Will Kill the World > Ekseption [6]
      IT'S HALLOWEEN DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      Disturbing Apparitions cont'd > Trip Tech [4]
      GHOST DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      Trip into the Body Johan Timman [7]
      VAMPIRE CIRCUS DUB Jack Dangers [2]
      Halloween > Dream Syndicate [8]
      MAGIC DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      Felix the Organ Donor > ?
      Institutionalized > Suicidal Tendencies [9]
      Ship of Pain > ?
      We Kill the World > Bony M [10]
      California Hippie Murders > Red River Dave [11]
      TREATS > Jack Dangers [2]
      Invasion of the B-Girls > ?
      More Gauze > DJ Cor Blimey [12]
      LIVING DEAD DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      ZOMBIES WALK DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      I Was a Teenage Werewolf [False Start] > Cramps [13]
      DOOMSDAY DUB > Jack Dangers [2]
      Devil's Daughter > Bindlestiff Family Cirkus [14]
      Pachuco Cadaver > Captain Beefheart [15]
      LOCHNESS MONSTER DUB > Jack Dangers [2]

      [1] "The Caretaker: Haunted Memories from the Haunted Ballroom on
      Offal. Great atmospheric lounge music - big band schmaltz stuck on
      the rack and stretched, twisted, mangled, tortured until it gives up
      the ghost.

      [2] "TINO'S BREAKS 6 - HALLOWEEN DUB" on Tino, 2002. Dangers of Meat
      Beat Manifesto has done many fun and interesting non-MBM solo
      projects. This is a fun Halloween dub record filled with great tacky
      scary sound effects.

      [3] "Mentallica and Its Inhabitants" on Wordsound
      <www.wordsound.com>. Great gloomy Brooklyn bottomfeeder doomsday dub
      beats, with metal and ghouls in an underworld of hopeless celebration.

      [4] "Children of the Spirit" on Black Note. Interesting fusion of
      Charles Manson, psycho-tropic drugs, technology, paranoia, info
      culture, sampling, pagan idealismŠ Imagine a kind of Hades new age
      done by KLF.

      [5] "United we Doth" on Revolver <www.midheaven.com> The Ramones meet
      the Suicidal Tendencies on the way to Anton Lavey's house to see
      snuff films.

      [6] "Ekseption 3" on Philips. Interesting [because they are fairly
      obscure?] high culture pretensions of improv-prog-rock jamming all
      done below sea levelŠ

      [7] "Trip into the Body" on Fleet. Working on a Moog Modulator System
      Type 55 and looking like a cross between Charles Manson and Garth
      Hudson on a bad hair day and sounding like Mike Oldfield in a bowl on
      uncongealed Jello, Timman creates an incredibly uninteresting audio
      journey through the body that is neither compelling nor descriptive
      program music or imaginative soundtrack to a non-existent movie.
      Although the theme of journeying through the body is interestingŠ

      [8] "The Days of Wine & Roses" on Ruby. Who was the better VU clone
      band, DS or Jesus & the Mary Chain. There was a time in the 80s when
      I used to DJ birthday parties & J&MC was truly radical in the sense
      it made people physically ill or mentally derangedŠ

      [9] "Suicidal Tendencies" on Frontier. Incredibly good debut album
      from a band that never quite recovered from their bout with
      excellence. They tapped into a Reagan world of a growing Untouchable
      and unemployed culture, the first american generation to not be able
      to look forward to an even 'better' life. The gravy train stopped in
      front of their door. Their skater-punk lyrics were hot-wired to the
      zeitgeist of the mid-80s. "All I wanted was a Pepsi!"

      [10] "Boonoonoonoos" on Hansa, this incredibly successful dance band
      [they remind me of Abba somehow] does their anti-pollution
      anti-globalization best here - move those hips keep those rainforest

      [11] Red River Dave is a fascinating balladeer who composed hundreds
      of news/history topical songs. His tackiest and most amazing is this
      one which presents the classical redneck analysis of all that ails us
      is LSD. A slippery slope between LSD and Charles Manson plus YODELING
      and Sharon Tate screams.

      [12] "DJ Cor Blimey & His Pigeon" on Conundrum. Cor Fuhler is a
      composer but here spills bad beer on the turntables to make mayhem of
      a most hilarious sampling sort. This piece samples Elaine May & Mike
      Nichols [a great old comedy team] extensively.

      [13] "Songs the Lord Taught Us" on IRS. Bat shit scraped off the butt
      of a dying bat and sold as caviar. Reinvented psychobilly.

      [14] "Kiss My Brass" on Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts. Anarchy was
      never so much fun, endearing, and enlightening.

      [15] "Trout Mask Replica" on Reprise vinyl. Beefheart was born in a
      secret lab and turned out to be a CIA experiment gone haywire.


      o Irritating things about the election:
      - how liberal-vague leftoids [Mailer, Nation, NY Rev of Books] have
      come to sing this kind of nostalgic love song about the US pre-Bush
      II. Have they forgotten Chile, Guatemala, Grenada, Beirut, Iraq I,
      Iran Contragate, the S&L scandalŠ? They keep talking about the
      values, reputation, the things America stood for prior to Bush II as
      having been dismantled and dragged through the mud. Americans
      [liberals?] used to be proud of the US but now have to hang their
      head in shame - gimme a break! They all paint this incredibly
      nostalgic picture of America prior to 2000 - some even go around
      quoting Bush Sr. and some admit a fondness for Reagan. What a load of
      crap. Bush II is merely a logical extrapolation of a long long
      process that has been going on since late Johnson years. To paint ANY
      of the presidents as anything but part of the same cabal is naïve and
      dishonest. If I hear one more accolade about Clinton I will swallow a
      plastic toy saxophoneŠ
      - the number of polls none of which admit that Americans don't trust
      them and that the no. of willing participants has gone down from 60+%
      to around 30% meaning any poll is skewed.
      - The vehement vitriolic attacks on those who still plan to vote for Nader.
      - The part of Moore's Fahrenheit that shows the Black Caucus, blacks
      in Congress protesting as a block against the 2000 election results
      only to be heckled, not-supported, booed and ridiculed for being
      unAmerican. Frightening especially since these black representatives
      pretty much were right and in an articulate manner as well. one
      congresswoman called it an American style Coup d-etat. Where was
      Kerry and all the other day-after pundits who now believe the same?
      And where were all the anti-Iraq/Bush democrats shortly after 9-11.
      One lone congresswoman, Maxine Waters had the courage to vote against
      war and received thousands of death threats.
      - the incredible level of unabashed arrogance + ignorance [a volatile
      combo] of a great deal of the American populace who in their inverted
      snobbery [where low culture is seen as more real than hi culture]
      express their fears, ignorance, hatred for almost everything
      'foreign' including NYers, gays, Europeans, anything French [except
      the statue of liberty]. This has been rehashed countless times on
      many Euro stations as well as CNN and it makes me realize how
      different my world is: I know almost no one who supports the present
      regimes in the US, UK, NL, FR, Germany, ad nauseum but there you have

      o Interesting about US Election:
      - The incredible inundating coverage of the US elections in the
      Netherlands and Europe in general. Everything from electoral college,
      to southern baptists, to voting irregularities, to the issues, to
      public opinion in the heartland. Incredible how much I have read and
      seen in the past month. Last night on Ned 3 TV channel 4
      uninterrupted hours on the election with Michael Moore, Fahrenheit,
      plus lots of other pundits, critics, observers, Dutch people in the
      - Do American realize this? Do they care? Only in the sense that they
      can maybe even gloat even more about their 'self'-importance.
      - The hundreds of color pieces I have seen on Dutch, BBC, Belgian and
      French TV all point to two central facts: 'my' kind of people are
      never polled or interviewed; the incredible LOW level of knowledge of
      the avg voter and the even lower level of ability to articulate one's
      preferences or dislikes. It is mostly about clichés, the amount of
      clichés is absolutely astounding.

      o Something I have suspected and sometimes declared at parties where
      people were too drunk to take offense or agree. Since California used
      to have the best public education system just prior to Reagan
      becoming governor in the 1970s, I have noticed that the more you
      appeal to intelligence or logic the less people become interested.
      The more you appear to TV-style details like looks, feelings,
      emotions, fears, the more people react. Goebbels during the rise of
      the Nazis knew this as well. But as education gets devalued ever
      further, the more the far right secures its position as a permanent
      ruling elite. I am reminded of Kozinski's "Being ThereŠ":

      Stupid people love Bush: New study shows correlation between decline
      of IQ and rise of GOP by Will Durst <via Eduard du Bois>

      "Stupid people love Bush" new study proves According to the
      prestigious Southern California think tank, The Gluton Group, stupid
      people prefer President George W Bush over Senator John Kerry by a
      4-to-1 margin. As Chief Resident Dr. Louis Friend characterized the
      results of the research, "the less intelligent you are, the more you
      like Bush." This landmark study, conducted over a 5 month period,
      involved 2400 likely voters bridging all economic stratas in the 17
      states generally considered up for grabs on November 2nd.
      Participants were tested for intelligence, then asked to fill out a
      12 page series of questions involving the Presidential candidates
      with results released earlier this week. The consensus: the higher
      the IQ, the less people trust Bush and respect the job his
      administration has done. The lower the IQ, the more people admire his
      steadfastness. "It was pretty much a slam dunk. There's no nice way
      to say this. Dumb people like him. They think his unwavering nature
      is a positive personality trait. They even venerate him for never
      admitting mistakes, even when he's wrong. On the other hand, smart
      people think he's a lying bully. I mean, c'mon, you have a deserter
      accusing a decorated veteran of treason. Who's going to buy that
      besides stupid people?"

      Preliminary results:
      IQ Above 140: Kerry 80%, Bush 20%.
      120-140: Kerry 65%, Bush 35%.
      100-120: Kerry 54%, Bush 46%.
      80-100: Bush 54%, Kerry 46%.
      60-80: Bush 60%, Kerry 15%, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 25%.

      Apparently Bush's good-evil, black-white philosophy resonates on an
      inverse relationship with higher education, whereas it became evident
      over the period of analysis that John Kerry's nuanced arguments are
      only understood by people who paid attention in any class above the
      5th grade. Doctor Friend elaborated: "It has to do with intellectual
      curiosity. Folks see Bush in front of a stream talking about the
      environment and they assume he's in favor of it, even though if you
      read his legislation, I'd be surprised to hear him endorse shade.
      This also explains why Bush gets away with pretending he doesn't know
      how the Senate works, allowing him to call Kerry a flip-flopper."

      Friend released evidence that this type of disconnect exists across
      the board: education, foreign policy, the economy, post 9-11 security
      response and State Dinner entertainment choices. Also discovered was
      a direct correlation between the number of preset Country Western
      stations on car radios and Bush's approval rating. Dr. Friend
      attributes this phenomena to the simplicity inherent in the messages
      indigenous to both. Classical music listeners were preponderantly
      Kerry supporters, but surprisingly, on heavy metal, the two split
      down the middle. Spotting a trend, Friend cautioned, "Because of the
      deterioration in public education, larger and larger segments of the
      population are creeping downward IQ-wise, cementing the hold
      Republicans have on the electorate." However, if the election were
      held today, Bush would hold a lead of 52-48 in the popular vote, but
      would be virtually tied in the Electoral College, which Bush
      supporters argue against because the word College angers them. When
      contacted, a Kerry spokesman just chuckled. No Bush spokesperson was
      made available for comment.

      It was also found that Ralph Nader supporters were the brightest of
      all political proponents tested, but Dr. Friend dismissed them as
      "too smart for their own good."

      o Where Did These Conservatives Come From?: The Brownshirting of
      America October 15, 2004 By conservative Paul C. Roberts <via

      James Bovard, the great libertarian champion of our freedom and
      civil liberties, recently shared with readers his mail from Bush
      supporters (Lewrockwell.com, October 12). For starters here are
      some of the salutations: "communist bastard," "asshole," "a piece
      of trash, scum of the earth." It goes downhill from there.

      Bush's supporters demand lock-step consensus that Bush is right.
      They regard truthful reports that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of
      mass destruction and was not involved in the September 11 attack on
      the US--truths now firmly established by the Bush administration's
      own reports--as treasonous America-bashing. As well, Bovard is
      interpreted as throwing cold water on the feel-good, macho, Muslim
      butt-kicking that Bush's invasion of Iraq has come to symbolize for
      his supporters. "People like you and Michael Moore," one irate
      reader wrote, "is (sic) what brings down our country."

      I have received similar responses from conservatives, as, no doubt,
      have a number of other writers who object to a domestic police state
      at war with the world. In language reeking with hatred, Heritage
      Foundation Town Hall readers impolitely informed me that opposing
      the invasion of Iraq is identical to opposing America, that Bush is
      the greatest American leader in history and everyone who disagrees
      with him should be shot before they cause America to lose another
      war. TownHall's readers were sufficiently frightening to convince
      the Heritage Foundation to stop posting my columns.

      Bush's conservative supporters want no debate. They want no facts,
      no analysis. They want to denounce and to demonize the enemies that
      the Hannitys, Limbaughs, and Savages of talk radio assure them are
      everywhere at work destroying their great and noble countryŠ. Where
      did such "conservatives" come from?

      Claes Ryn in his important book, America the Virtuous, explains the
      intellectual evolution of the neoconservatives who lead the Bush
      administration. For all their defects, however, neocons are
      thoughtful compared to the world of talk radio, whose inhabitants
      are trained to shout down everyone else. From whence came the
      brownshirt movement that slavishly adheres to the neocons' agenda?
      Three recent books address this question. Thomas Frank in What's the
      Matter With Kansas, locates the movement in legitimate conservative
      resentments of people who feel that family, religious, and patriotic
      values are given short shrift by elitist liberals. These resentments
      festered and multiplied as offshore production, jobs outsourcing,
      and immigration took a toll on careers and the American dream. An
      audience was waiting for rightwing talk radio, which found its
      stride during the Clinton years. Clinton's evasions made it easy to
      fall in with show hosts, who spun conspiracies and fabricated a false
      consciousness for listeners who became increasingly angry. Show
      hosts, who advertise themselves as truth-tellers in a no-spin zone,
      quickly figured out that success depends upon constantly confronting
      listeners with bogymen to be exposed and denounced: war protesters
      and America-bashers, the French, marrying homosexuals, the liberal
      media, turncoats, Democrats, and the ACLU.

      David Brock's The Republican Noise Machine lacks the insights of
      Thomas Frank's book, but it provides a gossipy history of the
      rightwing takeover of the US mediaŠ Brock makes a credible case
      that today's conservatives are driven by ideology, not by fact. He
      argues that their stock in trade is denunciation, not debate.
      Conservatives don't assess opponents' arguments, they demonize
      opponents. Truth and falsity are out of the picture; the criteria
      are: who's good, who's evil, who's patriotic, who's unpatriotic.
      These are the traits of brownshirts. Brownshirts know they are
      right. They know their opponents are wrong and regard them as
      enemies who must be silenced if not exterminatedŠ His description
      of the rightwing's destruction of an independent media and the
      "Fairness Doctrine" explain why a recent CNN/Gallup poll found that
      42% of Americans still believe that Saddam Hussein was involved in
      the September 11 terrorist attack on the US and 32% believe that
      Saddam Hussein personally planned the attack. A country in which 42%
      of the population is totally misinformed is not a country where
      democracy is safeŠ.

      o Does beheading hurt? And, if so, for how long is the severed head
      aware of its plight? <www.newscientist.com>
      Yes, beheading hurts. How much depends on the executioner's skill, or
      lack of it. When Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringay
      Castle in 1587, a clumsy headsman gave her three strokes without
      quite managing to sever her head. The headsman then had to saw though
      the skin and gristle with his sheath knife before the job could be
      regarded as complete. The profound, protracted groan Mary gave when
      the axe first hit left the horrified witnesses in no doubt that her
      pain was excruciating.

      How long is the interval of consciousness after the head is severed?
      In France, in the days of the guillotine, some of the condemned were
      asked to blink their eyes if they were still conscious after the
      knife fell. Reportedly, their heads blinked for up to 30 seconds
      after decapitation. How much of this was voluntary and how much due
      to reflex nerve action is speculation. Most nations with science
      sophisticated enough to determine this question have long since
      abandoned decapitation as a legal tool. Antoine Lavoisier, the French
      chemist who lived between 1743 and 1794, was caught up in the
      revolution and faced beheading. He asked friends to observe closely
      as he would continue blinking as long as possible after being killed.
      He was reported to have blinked for 15 seconds after decapitation.
      The story of Antoine Lavoisier's last heroic service for science has
      been reported many times but unfortunately appears to have no basis
      in fact. It is not given in any contemporary account we have been
      able to find, nor in the standard accounts of his life and death. As
      pointed out above, however, there have been attempts to ascertain if
      a severed head retains consciousness. The most reliable account
      appears to be that given below.

      A particularly detailed report comes from Dr Beaurieux who, under
      perfect circumstances, experimented with the head of the murderer
      Languille, guillotined at 5.30 am on 28 June, 1905. (From A History
      of the Guillotine by Alister Kershaw. His source is Archives
      d'Anthropologie Criminelle, 1905):

      "Here, then, is what I was able to note immediately after the
      decapitation: the eyelids and lips of the guillotined man worked in
      irregularly rhythmic contractions for about five or six seconds . . .
      I waited for several seconds. The spasmodic movements ceased. The
      face relaxed, the lids half closed on the eyeballs, leaving only the
      white of the conjunctiva visible, exactly as in the dying whom we
      have occasion to see every day in the exercise of our profession, or
      as in those just dead. It was then that I called in a strong, sharp
      voice: 'Languille!' I saw the eyelids slowly lift up, without any
      spasmodic contractions . . . Next Languille's eyes very definitely
      fixed themselves on mine and the pupils focused themselves . . .
      After several seconds, the eyelids closed again, slowly and evenly,
      and the head took on the same appearance as it had had before I
      called out.

      "It was at that point that I called out again and, once more, without
      any spasm, slowly, the eyelids lifted and undeniably living eyes
      fixed themselves on mine with perhaps even more penetration than the
      first time. Then there was a further closing of the eyelids, but now
      less complete. I attempted the effect of a third call; there was no
      further movement and the eyes took on the glazed look which they have
      in the dead.

      "I have just recounted to you with rigorous exactness what I was able
      to observe. The whole thing had lasted twenty-five to thirty seconds."

      If indeed a severed head remains conscious for a short while then the
      following procedure might be regarded as humane--assuming the purpose
      was to convince the dying man he was flying to heaven.

      Dr Livingstone wrote that Africans he encountered were aware that
      consciousness is not lost immediately. He recounts how they bent a
      springy sapling and tied cords from it under the ears of a man to be
      decapitated so that his last few moments of awareness would be of
      flying through the air.

      However quickly consciousness is lost, there is little doubt that the
      procedure must produce a painful few seconds. In 1983, Harold
      Hillman, then reader in physiology at the University of Surrey, wrote
      an account of the suffering caused by different methods of execution
      for New Scientist(27 October, p 276) at the time when the World
      Medical Association had just discussed attitudes of physicians to
      capital punishment. This is what Hillman said about the guillotine:

      "The guillotine was named after the French deputy who proposed the
      use of the device in 1789. It was tested on corpses at the Bicetre
      Hospital in Paris, and employed by the French Revolution in 1792. It
      was introduced as a swift and painless device--as Joseph-Ignace
      Guillotin believed-- to extend to all citizens the advantages of a
      technique used only on noblemen. Although people believe that
      Guillotin invented the device, it had been used in Italy, Germany,
      France and Scotland in the 16th century.

      "Guillotining was considered more humane because the blade was
      sharper and execution was more rapid than accomplished with an axe.
      Death occurs due to separation of the brain and spinal cord, after
      transection of the surrounding tissues. This must cause acute and
      possibly severe pain. Consciousness is probably lost within 2-3
      seconds, due to a rapid fall of intracranial perfusion of blood.

      "There are accounts of the eyes looking around from the severed head,
      and animals may do this when they are guillotined for experiments in
      which their organs are to be excised or their brain biochemistry is
      to be examined rapidly."


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    • clavolin
      7.11.2004 Hello ! I d like to send some 400 Euro to Germany... what is the safest ? chapest way, please ? I was talking to the person at the Post Office
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        Hello !
        I'd like to send some 400 Euro to Germany... what is the safest ?
        chapest way, please ? I was talking to the person at the Post Office
        counter and he said Royal Mail was unsafe... the person who I want to
        transfer the maney to has no PayPal / BidPay etc. Let me know a.s.a.p.
        , please...


      • noah
        post office recorded delivery, insurance, you can track your letter on-line, easy. can take about two weeks though to germany ... 07, 2004 6:21 PM Subject:
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          post office recorded delivery, insurance, you can track your letter on-line,
          easy. can take about two weeks though to germany

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