Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hi China, where's Teng Biao?: "Jasmine Revolution"

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From: John French <mosshead7@;
Sent: Sat, March 12, 2011 9:06:07 AM
Subject: Jasmine Revolution: Hi China, where's Teng Biao?

Zhang Jinnan, Tang Jitang, Jiang Tianyong, Liu Shihui, Tang Jinglin, Li Tiantian, Chen Guangcheng are all names that the Chinese authorities know real well.

WE all should get to know these names too and ever so closely follow their names too and follow what they're up too --- As a matter of fact, only the Chinese authorities seem to know where Teng Biao is = (super creepy) ...

Marcus Brandt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Teng Biao, a lawyer, is being held incommunicado by Chinese officials.

One of a handful of lawyers in China pressing for human rights and the rule of law, he has been repeatedly detained, beaten and threatened with death.

But this latest spell of detention — he has been held by Beijing security officers for three weeks, with no word from him or his captors — has struck a new chord of anxiety in his wife and friends.

"This time is really strange," said his wife, Wang Ling. "In the past, they held him only a few days, and we knew for what reason. But this time, I've been told nothing. No news, no calls, no result so far. I have no idea at all."

Mr. Teng is one of many prominent rights defenders and advocates who have disappeared and are being detained, some with no legal authority, in what critics say is one of the harshest crackdowns in many years. The detainees' relatives and supporters say previous periods of confinement did not last this long and in such total silence. The crackdown is part of a broader push to enforce social stability that has grown more intense in the past three weeks.

This is an especially uneasy time in China, with anonymous calls for a "Jasmine Revolution" similar to the uprisings in the Middle East popping up on some Chinese-language Web sites. That has coincided with the annual meetings of the National People's Congress and a consultative legislature in Beijing. Security officers have also clamped down on foreign journalists in the strictest such action in recent memory.

Human Rights Advocates Vanish as China Intensifies Crackdown

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From: John French <mosshead7@;
Sent: Sat, March 12, 2011 8:44:03 AM
Subject: Point Break

Are there like any crazy adrenaline junkies that have or are surfing this "100 year storm" in Hawaii or California, Baja? Point Break?

Ratt - Nobody Rides For Free (Official Music Video) WIDESCREEN

You guys know of Laird? ...Eddie Vedder's big wave friend?

The Hydroponic Dreams of Laird Hamilton

Shit! Laird Hamilton displays awesome control at Jaws.

He was born in a bathysphere, baptized in surfboard resin, raised in the rainforest in Hawaii. Who else is ready to ride the biggest wave on earth?

Best of Rusted Roses,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Middle Age: Ex-Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dead at 44

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From: John French <mosshead7@;
To:;;;;; GMA <>;
Sent: Thu, March 10, 2011 7:48:11 AM
Subject: Middle Age: Ex-Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dead at 44

Hang in there, man ... don't let the big corporate cookie cutter machine win ... don't let the Bieber's win ... 1990's were real.

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr, who played on the band's first two influential albums and was one of the last people to see singer Layne Staley alive, has been found dead in a Salt Lake City, Utah home, TMZ reports. Starr, who was 44, was arrested earlier this month in Salt Lake City and found to be in possession of six Xanax pills and six Opana painkillers. According to a police report, Starr asked an officer if he'd heard of Alice in Chains, and said he was in Utah with a friend to put together a new band. "It's a terrible shock and tragedy," the rocker's father told the website today.

Starr played on the Seattle band's 1990 album Facelift and cowrote "It Ain't Like That" and "Confusion." He also performed on 1992's Sap EP and Dirt LP, which featured the band's breakout tracks "Down in a Hole," "Rooster," and "Would?" which also appeared on the soundtrack to the film Singles (the band also briefly performed onstage in the movie, too). Starr exited the band in 1993 and later admitted he'd been booted because his drug problem was out of control.

The musician, who appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab and Sober House in 2010, displayed erratic behavior while battling a vicious heroin addiction on TV. He wore headphones most of the time, and said, "My singer dies, and the only way I can hear him is through this... It takes me back to when Layne was alive." In a pivotal episode of Rehab, Starr spoke with Staley's mother and apologized for not doing more to help her drug-addled son. "I wish I would have called 911, he told me if I did, he'd never talk to me again," Starr said. "I was too high. I got mad at him, I said, 'I'll just leave' and his last words were 'not like this.' And I just left. I can't believe that. I'm so ashamed." Staley was found dead of a lethal mix of heroin and cocaine in his Seattle apartment in 2002.

When Starr first appeared on Rehab, his onetime bandmate Jerry Cantrell criticized the show for sensationalizing drug recovery: "[Mike is] a friend of ours, and we wish him the best. But that show's not really cool." Starr seemed to have kicked his dangerous addiction, and appeared on an episode of the following season's Rehab to demonstrate his progress. He was six months sober at the time of the taping.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Redemtion Song: is it time for Charlie Sheen to sing it?

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From: John French <mosshead7;
Sent: Tue, March 8, 2011 8:59 AM
Subject: Redemtion Song: is it time for Charlie Sheen to sing it?

Look, Kate, baby ...

That "career saving" P.R. guru you just had on about Charlie ... she does not have a service if Charlie is "winning" = she needs Charlie to lose. and for that to happen Charlie has to bow down and "wipe his chin" after an encounter w/ Warner. So Charlie would have to say he has a problem.


Redemtion Song.

"look, Bob, the big-wigs at the Record Company say your music is great and, yes, it's true and from the heart but, like, your Rhastafarian religion and its rituals, practices and ways ... well, it's not the boy-next-door kinda thing that's part of the formula that sells records for the label. Sorry. But, that's real cool Keith Richards likes you and finds you real neat and maybe Rolling Stones Records will give you a deal." solo acoustic (w/ out a roadmap)

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From: John French <>
Sent: Tue, March 8, 2011 9:15:40 AM
Subject: REAL WINNERS ...

Aside from those people out there who purchase goods & services endorsed by Charlie Sheen as promoted in his Tweets, here are three women of New Media Madness: an everyday art which the New Everyday Media finds smart and savvy (translation) = smoking RED HOT ... (coming soon to ) ...

MCDonalds and the Red Cross _ REAL WINNERS ...

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From: John French <mosshead7>
To: ;;;
Sent: Tue, March 8, 2011 AM
Subject: REAL WINNERS ...

Aside from those people out there who purchase goods & services endorsed by Charlie Sheen as promoted in his Tweets, here are three women of New Media Madness: an everyday art which the New Everyday Media finds smart and savvy (translation) = smoking RED HOT ... (coming soon to ...

First there was the Red Cross, who capitalized on Sheen's "tiger blood" meme tweeting, "We may not collect #tigerblood, but we know our donors & volunteers have fierce passion for doing good! #RedCrossMonth." Then McDonald's hopped on board saying, "Despite all the rumors there r no plans 2 bring #mclobster or mcsushi 2 the US menu. We're working on a new menu item called McWinning." (Both McLobster and McSushi had been Twitter trends.)

I'm looking to hire a #winning INTERN with #TigerBlood. Apply here – #TigerBloodIntern #internship #ad

As disclosed by the #ad hashtag, the tweet was an advertisement -- a message paid for by Internships.comand set up by, a Beverly Hills firm that writes tweets or Facebook status updates for celebrities.

SheenInternshipsdotcom In this case, paid and Sheen to send the above message to Sheen's more than 2 million followers on Twitter, said spokeswoman Krista Thomas.

After about an hour, the message resulted in more than 127,000 clicks through to via the shortened link in the tweet.

The link leads Web surfers to a listing on for a social media intern for "TeamSheen."

The paid internship is described in the listing as follows:

Do you have #TigerBlood? Are you all about #Winning? Can you #PlanBetter than anyone else? If so, we want you on #TeamSheen as our social media #TigerBloodIntern!

This unique internship opportunity will allow a hard-working, self-motivated, creative, resourceful and social media savvy individual to work closely with Charlie Sheen in leveraging his social network. The internship will focus on executing a social media strategy that will build on the success Charlie Sheen has attained in setting the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter. The #TigerBloodIntern is expected to be proactive, monitor the day-to-day activities on the major social media platforms, prepare for exciting online projects and increase Charlie's base of followers.

You will learn how to promote and develop the social media network of Hollywood's most trending celebrity.

An intern will be selected by March 14, according to the listing. Officials at were not available for comment on the deal with and Sheen on Monday. has also added a pop-up window to its home page that asks, "Looking for the Charlie Sheen Internship?" and the Los Angeles-based site also posted an image hyping the listing on its Facebook page.

CSHeadshot The tweet is the first paid endorsement for Sheen since he signed with on Thursday, March 3.

Thomas, the spokeswoman, declined to say just how much paid for the tweet, which Sheen did not write himself, but rather was written by employees at and approved by Sheen before it was sent.

Sheen's first paid tweet might be coming at a good time.

On Monday, Sheen was fired by Warner Bros. from the CBS show "Two and a Half Men," a role for which he was paid about $1.8 million an episode -- the highest salary on TV.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sheen broadcast himself on in a show that was done in a TV talk show style, with a few jokes, a descent amount of profanity, and fart noises in the background.

The Ustream show, which has been largely panned by critics, is called Sheen's Korner, and has pulled in more than 100 million views over two nights, according a message on Sheen's Twitter feed.

According to Sheen's Ustream page on Monday afternoon, the second episode has brought out about 661,735 viewers and the first episode was removed.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who is also an client, has said he's in talks with Sheen to do some sort of TV show for Cuban's HDnet cable channel.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Freedom. It's just a human rights thing.

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From: "mosshead7@">
To: "" <>; GMA <>; "" <>; "" <>; "" <>
Sent: Sun, March 6, 2011 8:21:21 AM
Subject: Freedom. It's just a human rights thing.

It's not a good practice when it's tradition to oppress people. Freedom. It's just a human rights thing.
Furthermore, according to experts in Natural Law such as John Locke, we're all born free and as long as you are not victimizing any one or anything then no one should be able to impose anything on your natural born freedoms and rights to enjoy those freedoms to the fullest manner.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

"We report, you email us" ...

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From: John French mosshead7@
Sent: Sun, March 6, 2011 9:47:30 AM
Subject: "We report, you email us" ...

Alisyn, this statement you just made on air to viewers all over the world this Sunday ... "we report, you email us" ... is just one example of why I refer to you as a breath-of-fresh-air and find lots of elements of Fox & Friends and other shows on FNC such as Red Eye totally refreshing and although I do not always agree on what's being propagated I enjoy watching you and Gutfeld.

"We report, you email us" ... that's part of the beauty of New EveryDay Media ... and like YOU do get-it and use this to your advantage to attract more eye-balls to your show Fox & Friends and to your website, blog, twitter, etc.

As I've been vocal in being thankful for the support of your colleague, Brian Kilmeade, it's so cool how adaptable and open to New EveryDay Media Fox & Friends and others at FNC are and I believe it shows not only in your ratings but also in brand loyalty from those viewers you engage everyday ... That's why in the Top Hottest listings in the "new everyday media" oriented e-books on I describe you and other engaging media figures like you, Juliet Huddy, Kiran Chetry, Robin Roberts as smart and savvy (translation) = so smokin' RED HOT.

Yeah, wow, years back now, while you and others are embracing "we report, you email us" ... and were engaging people who wanted to be engaged and wanted to engage you as well there was one local station and manager there in particular who just didn't get it and henceforth is why we call those people and those kind of stations and the product "dinosaurs" (i know a lot of people got a chuckle over that - Chris Wallace, who didn't want to be a dinosaur and now regularly reads emails from his viewers on Fox News Sunday). Well, if it quacks, it's a duck. isn't it? (Good thing my father is a brilliant attorney and I know my rights otherwise i may have been easily intimidated by unwarranted threats --- back in those earlier days where we were all just trying to figure it out and use things now available for elevation of how some everyday things are done and could be done). ... "There's no roadmap for this, you know?! = WINNER".

Best of the Roses but not rose colored glasses, john

New Media Madness: an everyday art

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From: "mosshead7@">
To: "" <>
Sent: Sun, March 6, 2011 7:34:52 AM
Subject: "Tradition"

Dave, I agree w/ PETA . And if it's a tradition to jump off a bridge are you gonna follow? Does that make it right? If there's a tradition to drink 4 Martini's in one hour @ lunch and drive does that make it OK. Those animals aren't having fun.

From: Jax Fish House Denver <>
Sender: Jax Fish House Denver <>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:30:54 -0500 (EST)
To: <mosshead7@>
Subject: Fat Tuesday at Jax