Hope Riding High: My Top 10 ’80s Fist-Pumping Movie Songs!


So this has been a big, controversial year full of politics and rage. An election and a rejection. Fights. Fear. A collapsing economy.

I figured out why. It’s simply been too long since we had great, motivating songs in our movies and by extension, surrounding culture! To help out with this problem, I have compiled a list of my top 10 personal ’80s faves, in descending order of awesomeness and life importance. Listen to them and you’ll see – the power is within, dude. Just heed the musical cheerleaders, and discover for yourself.

10. “Iron Eagle” by King Kobra, from “Iron Eagle”

This song does not stand out compared to others as such, but “Iron Eagle” is of course one of the best movies ever made. I can’t make a list about kickass movie things from the ’80s and not represent for “Iron Eagle.” I mean, really.

9. “Dream Warriors”…

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Danzig To Sue Everyone On Earth

I have not read anything this funny in a LONG time. I laughed, and then I laughed more.

The Tyranny of Tradition


You’ve probably heard of him before. He’s part wolf, part lion, part ubermensch.  He is possibly the most evolved being in human history. He is Glenn Danzig and He is suing you.

In a stunning declaration of war against the entire human race, Glenn Danzig has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court against over seven billion human beings. Danzig, who is acting as his own attorney, claimed in one of the over 40 billion documents brought into court by an entire fleet of Federal Express trucks that “He has been done wrong by everyone including Misfits bassist Jerry Only, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, actor Eli Wallach, NFL quarterback Sam Bradford, Frank Oz (the voice of Yoda) and everyone else on this godforsaken planet.”

While some of the suits have been thrown out by the Court as frivolous, over two and a half billion cases will be heard over…

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What if people told European history like they told Native American history?

Interesting perspective, also true.

An Indigenous History of North America

The first immigrants to Europe arrived thousands of years ago from central Asia. Most pre-contact Europeans lived together in small villages. Because the continent was very crowded, their lives were ruled by strict hierarchies within the family and outside it to control resources. Europe was highly multi-ethnic, and most tribes were ruled by hereditary leaders who commanded the majority “commoners.” These groups were engaged in near constant warfare.

Pre-contact Europeans wore clothing made of natural materials such as animal skin and plant and animal-based textiles. Women wore long dresses and covered their hair, and men wore tunics and leggings. Both men and women liked to wear jewelry made from precious stones and metals as a sign of status. Before contact, Europeans had very poor diets. Most people were farmers and grew wheat and vegetables and raised cows and sheep to eat. They rarely washed themselves, and had many diseases because…

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Japanese whaling and whaling in general – separating the facts from the fiction in media.

Another very good write.


Killing any animal in the name of science is an emotive issue.  It can illicit severe reactions from the general public  and always entices the view of the media that produce provocative images.  Whilst these can be useful to get a conservation message out to the general public such as used by the WWF or Flora and Fauna International, it can also be used to politicise issues such as those surrounding the killing of zoo animals when they are not needed for the gene pool.   It can also become desensitising, as we become more and more bombarded by such images.  As the whaling season ends at the end of this month, one will have seen lots of images of the whaling by the Japanese on the television, in the newspapers and in social media, and thus has to question some of the issues of whaling and how…

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St. Louis Chief of Police Sam Dotson Says You Only BELIEVE You Have a 2nd Amendment Right!

Just another fucking fascist cop.

The New Survivalist

“I understand the Second Amendment, and I understand everyone’s right, or their belief that they have a right to bear arms,” he says. “It doesn’t give them a right to use that weapon.”

Apparently , according to this would-be tyrant, we only BELIEVE we have a right to keep and bear arms and we do NOT have a right to use them! Obviously, Chief of Police Sam-the-Nazi Dotson DOESN’T understand the Second Amendment at all! This is a VERY DANGEROUS man for St. Louisans!


A local television news program reported last night that Sam-the-Nazi-Dotson said, when referring to this year’s Soulard Mardi Gras celebrations, “Concealed carry permit holders should leave them at home!” This is a clear case of a tyrant arbitrarily passing an ordinance by decree. There is no law! In fact, the highest law of the land–the Constitution–confirms that you DO have the right. But according to this…

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Identity and Origins of the Nazgûl

A Tolkienist's Perspective

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There have been many theories and speculations on the possibilities of who and where Sauron’s greatest servants came from.

To better understand their origins, we must carefully analyse a specific period in time, and cross-reference it with different sources – trying to build a framework of all the events that occurred at that point in time.

That is the purpose of this essay. To shed light on the information that is available to us and construct a theory on several possibilities through calculated conclusions.

Needless to say, though everything presented her comes from Tolkien’s own sources, the end result is entirely based on speculation from the texts and my own interpretations; and are not intended to be perceived as fact.

What we know

It is a known fact among Tolkien readers that the only indications we have to any of the Nazgûl’s past histories, concern mainly three things:


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Austin Woman Arrested For Jaywalking and Austin Chief Responds To Outcry By Saying It Could Have Been Worse . . . Officers In Other Cities Would Add A Sexual Assault

This is an excellent write up about the horrific Austin, Texas police department.


0miw2Ro chief-photo People in Austin were outraged recently when Amanda Jo Stephen was arrested for jaywalking – a crime that ultimately required four officers and left Stephen sitting cuffed and crying on the ground in front of onlookers. The video is below. However, it was the response of Austin police chief Art Acevedo made this even more bizarre and disturbing.

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Lessons to be learned?


As someone who is studying conservation, I found the news about the killing of the giraffe in Copenhagen and the lions in Longleat quite a depressing story.  Just like any member of the public, I felt saddened by these deaths, and as a scientist I wanted to know why there was the need to cull these creatures.

It was said that the giraffe was culled as he had reached 18 months old, and the zoo under guidance from the European Association of Zoo’s and Aquaria (EAZA) decided that culling was the only option as they wanted to avoid interbreeding at all costs.  This I can completely understand.  One doesn’t want to set out to conserve a species, and only serve to ensure the deleterious genes are represented by irresponsible breeding.  However, I would question why the animal was allowed to come into being in the first place.  If his genes…

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The Destructive Nature of Labeling

A Moment With Bill

loving life on a hikeWelcome back to my own personal reflection page. I hope you find something here that, at the very least, generates some thoughts about this gift of life we have been given.  Maybe it is because I was adopted and could have easily been aborted, but I embrace every minute I have been given, and the older I get the more I have a need to reflect and make sense of this living gig.

I have been meaning to write about this next subject for a week now and I’m finally getting around to it. I now can cross it off of my to do list, which is always a good feeling.

I read an article on HubPages the other day about recent rioting after a court decision.  The article discussed the counter-productive nature of rioting, and basically said that it is not within our rights as citizens to violently riot…

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Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption

Adam McLeod - Naturopathic Doctor in Integrative Cancer Care

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Written by INH

*Update: The WCRF issued a press release in response to this article. You can read the response here.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.

Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines…

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