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Piranha Entertainment C.G.I. Laboratory is a music studio based in Los Angeles. Our main focus is music production and film scoring. “Silence is a canvas.” – Amy McGinnis
Music is a sound-scape on which Amy interweaves deep lyrics with ambient, pulsating, pop, electronic and ethereal styles.

Creating music as a visual experience, she transforms sound in terms of line, shape, texture, and color. The variety in her music spans genres, and pulls you in with its layers and depth. Amy aspired to be a musician at the age of 4. She began playing the piano at the age of 7 and drums at the age of 15. Amy attended Tennessee's prestigious Governor's School For The Arts in 1997 as a percussionist

Creating music as a visual experience, she transforms sound in terms of line, shape, texture, and color. The variety in her music spans genres, and pulls you in with its layers and depth. Amy aspired to be a musician at the age of 4. She began playing the piano at the age of 7 and drums at the age of 15. Amy attended Tennessee's prestigious Governor's School For The Arts in 1997 as a percussionist

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“Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a politi...
01/17/2020
Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

“Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a political or a religious nature, infects a large part of humankind with stupidity. … The power of the one needs the stupidity of the other. The process at work here is not that particular human capacities, for instance, the intellect, suddenly atrophy or fail. Instead, it seems that under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances. The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords, and the like that have taken possession of him.”

Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.

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12/31/2019

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09/18/2019
Kubik

Kubik is dropping a new music video for "Paralysis" from the debut album "World On Fire" this Halloween. Stay tuned for more info!

Music video for PARALYSIS coming this Halloween!
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Listen to "Paralysis" on Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Tidal.

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She is a warrior.“Please save your praise. We don’t want it,” she said. “Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspir...
09/18/2019
Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘You’re not trying hard enough. Sorry’

She is a warrior.

“Please save your praise. We don’t want it,” she said. “Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything."

“If you want advice for what you should do, invite scientists, ask scientists for their expertise. We don’t want to be heard. We want the science to be heard.”

The Swedish environmentalist was one of several who spoke at a Senate climate crisis task force

Amazing piece by Anastasia Basil."We are all byproducts of a collective mindset. Those who question the mindset of their...
09/10/2019
Relax, Ladies. Don’t Be So Uptight. You Know You Want It

Amazing piece by Anastasia Basil.

"We are all byproducts of a collective mindset. Those who question the mindset of their time and shine light on its moral defects are considered malcontents. And yet, it is malcontents like MLK who are (later) lauded as heroes — not for upholding America’s values, for shaping them. Here’s a fun game. Ask yourself: What strongly held opinion of mine will my grandchildren one day struggle to understand?"

Remember the ’80s, when men preferred Hanes and could legally rape their wives?

09/09/2019

Sorry can’t credit author of this piece

“Why do liberals think all Trump supporters are all STUPID?

An anguished question from a Trump supporter: "Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?"

The serious answer: Here’s what we really think about Trump supporters - the rich, the poor, the malignant and the innocently well-meaning, the ones who think and the ones who don't...

That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought "Fine."

That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, "Okay."

That when you heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, "No problem."

That when he made up stories about seeing muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, "Not an issue."

That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn't care, you chirped, "He sure knows me."

That when you heard him illustrate his own character by telling that cute story about the elderly guest bleeding on the floor at his country club, the story about how he turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him, you said, "That's cool!"

That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw.

That when you heard him brag that he doesn't read books, you said, "Well, who has time?"

That when the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn't commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, "That makes sense."

That when you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, "Yes!"

That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man's coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, "What a great guy!"

That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, "Thumbs up!"

That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding that they praise his electoral win, you said, "That's the way I want my President to be."

That you have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they're supposed to be regulating and you have said, "What a genius!"

That you have heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, "That's smart!"

That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and you have said, "That makes sense."

That you have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, "falling in love" with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, "That's statesmanship!"

That Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids. has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas - he explains that they’re just “animals” - and you say, “well, ok then.”

That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise.

What you don't get, Trump supporters in 2019, is that succumbing to frustration and thinking of you as stupid may be wrong and unhelpful, but it's also...hear me...charitable.

Because if you're NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less flattering.
(H/t Sara Brooke Cadeau)

The New York Times is launching the #1619Project, a collection of essays, criticism and art about how the America we kno...
09/09/2019
The 1619 Project

The New York Times is launching the #1619Project, a collection of essays, criticism and art about how the America we know today didn’t start in 1776 — it started in August 1619, when a ship carrying enslaved Africans landed in Virginia.

American slavery began 400 years ago this month. This is referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country’s true origin.

Ashton Kutcher Has Rescued Over 6000 Victims From Sex Trafficking
09/09/2019
Ashton Kutcher Has Rescued Over 6000 Victims From Sex Trafficking

Ashton Kutcher Has Rescued Over 6000 Victims From Sex Trafficking

Ashton Kutcher may be well known for being silly and funny on television, but he’s recently revealed that his organization, Thorn, which helps find sex trafficking and child pornography victims and their abusers, has helped rescue around 6000 victims. Devoting their efforts to focus on online traf...

In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation, writes Matthew Desmond...
09/09/2019
American Capitalism Is Brutal. You Can Trace That to the Plantation.

In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation, writes Matthew Desmond for the #1619Project. “Given the choice between modernity and barbarism, prosperity and poverty, lawfulness and cruelty, democracy and totalitarianism, America chose all of the above.”

Slavery helped turn America into a financial colossus. And our economy is still shaped by management practices invented by enslavers and overseers.

"There's trouble brewing in the MAGA world, as prominent women in the "alt-right" are upset that white nationalists are ...
09/08/2019
Alt-right women are upset that alt-right men are treating them terribly

"There's trouble brewing in the MAGA world, as prominent women in the "alt-right" are upset that white nationalists are being misogynistic towards them."

Misogyny functions like homophobia. Homophobes hate gays usually because they have had gay urges. Misogynists hate women because they are deeply insecure and deep down believe that women are internally and externally superior to them. The queen vs the worker bee. He uses his physical strength to her advantage.

WHITE NATIONALISTS are racist and claim supremacy apropos of the fact that white people have only been around for about 8,000 years. The stabler specimen's genes have stood the test of time (Asian, African, Latin, Indian, Middle Eastern, and I'll use "Indigenous" with a very narrow scope, because they should mostly remain undisturbed.)

Anyone who is THAT insistent on their own superiority is almost always FAR, FAR, FAR from superior.

So ladies... "white ladies"... ALL LADIES... if you don't like the way white men are treating you, "cuck" them right out of the gene pool and start mating with the aforementioned list of male specimens, or you could just find a white guy who is NOT a total douche (hard to do.)

Some prominent alt-right women are calling for more equality and acceptance within the movement

09/07/2019

"Issues of race and sex, of gender and sexuality, of abortion and guns, are all wedge issues. This is not to say they are unimportant, or made up issues, these issues are real and vital. But there's a reason we are never just -done- with abortion, despite Roe vs Wade being decades old. More, there's a reason that the most often you will hear random individuals talking about being anti-abortion, it will be some response to a democrat talking point, an attempt to score points rather than any real belief.

Because that's how wedge issues are used. They become symbols of tribal alignment, abstracted from the brutality of their real impact on real people. They are used to create a real and important difference between the parties that people Have To Care About, because they are important.

And so any attempt to criticize 'our party' becomes a tacit support of the positions 'their party' holds on these wedge issues, rather than just an attack on the vast swath of positions the parties hold in common. That area becomes erased from the dialog.

So the obscene Pentagon budget isn't up for debate. The fact that the taxes on the rich were cut in half overnight 30 years ago and our economy has gone to hell ever since is never brought up. The fact that the great victory of the Left in the US in the past decade was passing a healthcare plan cribbed from the notes of a bleeding edge far right think tank is left out of the conversation.

What this graphic doesn't highlight are all the hundreds of bills that wander through Congress getting a near 100% approval, or negative, response. All the bills for funding mass murder overseas. All the times sh*tty trade deals come up for extension. All the times Disney got copyright law hacked to extend their dominion over the common culture, supposedly to protect creators, despite their ownership obviously extending far past the lifetime of creators.

The polarization is a facade."

- Nyah Wynne

"The Times reports that the cover of the book is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi, or "golden repair." The art i...
09/05/2019
Chanel Miller Comes Forward as 'Emily Doe' From the Brock Turner Sexual Assault Case

"The Times reports that the cover of the book is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi, or "golden repair." The art is created by mending broken pottery pieces using lacquer and powdered gold. Schulz told the outlet the process makes a beautiful object out of something that's been broken, while still showing the cracks; it's supposed to represent Miller's recovery from the assault and the trial.

According to her author page, Miller received her BA in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She will appear on 60 Minutes to tell her full story for the first times on September 22 at 7:30 P.M. EST."

In her new memoir, Know My Name, Miller writes about her life and recovery since the Stanford sexual assault trial.

Feminists Without Religion
09/03/2019

Feminists Without Religion

Welcome to the party fellas.

I FIND YOUR LACK OF RESPECT DISTURBING“I have no respect for your ancestors. As far as your ancestors are concerned, I s...
09/03/2019
Black Professor Tells White Woman “I have no respect for your ancestors”

I FIND YOUR LACK OF RESPECT DISTURBING

“I have no respect for your ancestors. As far as your ancestors are concerned, I shouldn’t be a law professor at Georgetown.

“I should be a slave. That’s why they fought that war. I don’t understand what it meant to be proud of a legacy of terrorism and violence.

“Last week at this time, I was in Israel. The idea that a German would say, you know, that thing we did called the Holocaust, that was wrong, but I respect the courage of the Nazi ancestors. That wouldn’t happen.

“The reason people can say what you said, in the United States, is because, again, black life just doesn’t matter to a lot of people.”

FURTHERMORE...

“You know some people agree with me on the merit, but they said it was rude to say that I don’t respect that woman’s ancestors.

“So let me get this right, a white person says to a black person, “I honor the people who wanted your ancestors to be slaves,” that’s fine. A black person says, “I don’t honor those people,” that’s rude.

“That’s white privilege all over again. And it goes to a larger issue, that when black people talk to white people about white supremacy, we’re supposed to be loving and forgiving.

“The problem is love and forgiveness are not productive in American politics. That’s not how social change is achieved.”

— Prof. Paul Butler

Stop expecting black people to respect a culture, or people who represent a culture, that once held our ancestors in the most brutal forms of human enslavement the world has ever seen.

Women For Pete
08/16/2019

Women For Pete

God
08/16/2019

God

"These sacrifices, made by supposedly tough white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black m...
08/15/2019
Making America White Again

"These sacrifices, made by supposedly tough white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status."

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"So scary are the consequences of a collapse of white privilege that many Americans have flocked to a political platform that supports and translates violence against the defenseless as strength. These people are not so much angry as terrified, with the kind of terror that makes knees tremble."

The choices made by white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status.

Thank you, Karen Hollis:""I am a Dreamer. I have lived in the United States since 1995. I plan to self-deport in early 2...
08/14/2019
Supreme Court sets Oct. 8 to hear whether workers can be fired for being LGBT

Thank you, Karen Hollis:
""I am a Dreamer. I have lived in the United States since 1995. I plan to self-deport in early 2020.

I grew up in Carson City, Nev., from kindergarten until I left for college in Reno. I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. I participated in local soccer leagues as a kid. I pledged allegiance to the American flag. This is the country I call home.

Because of circumstances beyond my control, I am undocumented. I was born in Toronto and was brought to the United States at age 5 by my parents, who were refugees from Afghanistan. I am one of the approximately 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in America today. As a result, I have lived my life in perpetual limbo — and in the shadows.

When I turned 18, I watched my friends vote in the 2008 presidential elections and could not do the same. I could not receive federal financial aid for colleges that other prospective students applied for. I watched my classmates get jobs and obtain a driver’s licenses, but I could not work or drive legally.

When President Barack Obama introduced DACA at his Rose Garden speech in June 2012, he said: “This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young people.” However, DACA was immediately met with criticism from the right that it is unconstitutional, an improper use of executive powers or some form of amnesty. I and all DACA recipients remain caught in the middle.

DACA changed my life. In May 2012, I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a double major in international affairs and French. I was worried, uncertain and ready to leave the country. There were zero possibilities for me to work legally. Serendipitously, President Obama introduced DACA the next month, so I decided to stay. Until then, I had no idea what future I could have. My dream was to pursue a career in human rights and international affairs. I saw that as an absolute pipe dream, because someone with undocumented status cannot freely travel abroad.

Under DACA, I obtained my driver’s license. I later earned my master’s degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. While I was a graduate student, I interned for former Senate majority leader Harry Reid. I eventually found work in Washington, where I am pursuing a career at an NGO promoting the transparency and accountability of governments throughout the world. I could even travel abroad for work purposes. This has been a lifeline, for which I am grateful. But DACA is not a permanent fix.

While I once felt hopeful about a future here in my country, my hopes have been shattered repeatedly. There were many close calls for a permanent solution, yet my very existence in my country remains in jeopardy.

In 2010, the Dream Act, which would have provided a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants, was proposed during a lame-duck session. It passed the House, but it was just five votes shy of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster in the Senate. Those five votes cost me my future as an American.

In 2012, when DACA was introduced, I thought it could be a steppingstone to having permanent status. However in September 2017, the Trump administration announced its plans to terminate DACA by March 5, 2018 — though injunctions from lower courts allowed applications to still be received. Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, but with a conservative-leaning court, there is greater potential for DACA to end.

This is why I am leaving the United States. I am 29. I have waited 24 years for a solution. Like all DACA recipients, I have been living my life in two-year increments — the duration of my temporary status. I will no longer keep waiting for the idea of a pathway to citizenship.

In my case, being undocumented is a civil violation. Undocumented immigrants who self-deport after spending over 180 days in the United States face a three-year bar on re-entry, while those like me who have spent over a year in the country are barred for 10 years. For trying to find a solution to an untenable situation and freedom from uncertainty, I will be banished.

Leaving the United States is deeply saddening. The 10-year bar is the most painful aspect, as I will not be able to visit family and friends. I cannot attend graduations, weddings or funerals. I will especially miss my grandmother — who helped raise me and is my best friend — as I don’t know how often I will see her after I depart. If I stay, I’m waiting on the Supreme Court decision: I will either be able to continue my life in limbo as a DACA recipient or my status will phase out.

Congress has the ability to remove these bars, a remnant from the Clinton era, which would open up pathways for possible return. It would, for instance, allow for employment sponsorship, visas to continue working in the fields in which we’ve made inroads. And most important, it would allow us to reunite with our families, friends and neighbors. It would mean we could come back “legally.” Two Democratic presidential candidates, Julián Castro and Elizabeth Warren, have pledged to remove the bars under their immigration proposals. They would have to petition Congress to do so.

Depending on the outcome of the 2020 elections, there could be a push for immigration legislation, but whether it will include DACA recipients, piecemeal or comprehensively, I do not know. It’s not guaranteed anything will pass. No one knows what might happen, but I do know that I’ve become exhausted by putting my life on hold for a promise of permanent status that might never be fulfilled.

The ugly politics of the United States leave me with no desirable choice. I no longer wish to be a bargaining chip for a border wall. I am no longer willing to be another sob story to win votes. I can no longer go to bed every night with the anxiety of such an unsecure future. But I am privileged that by chance I was born in a high-income country to which I can easily return. I am privileged to have the agency to leave.

Isn’t that the great irony? To live the American dream of opportunity and autonomy, I must leave."

The U.S. Supreme Court has designed Oct. 8 as the date when it will hear arguments on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to cases of anti-LGBT discrimination, setting up a showdown for when LGBT rights in all areas of life will hang in the balance.

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