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"Everything we should have known,
but were never supposed to find out..."
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Welcome To Illegal Knowledge

Access Tucson Update: Illegal Knowledge is now on both Access Tucson and Creative Tucson, which will be the new home for Community Media in Tucson.  We at IKTV do not know when shows will begin on Creative Tucson, but we are making a contest out of it, and it's free to play.  COX Communications needs to supply the head end to the studio link from WaveLab before the studio there will be ready to accomodate a live show like IKTV.  As always, we will post the news here when it breaks.  KEEP WATCHING!!  SEE YOU SOON!

IKTV is currently accepting underwriters!  Please send an email to be considered.  We will also gladly accept your support; please email for information

Illegal Knowledge now airs on Access Tucson at 8:30PM MST (11:30PM EDT / 10:30PM EST / 8:30PM PDT / 7:30PM PST) on every third Friday of the month on Cox 20 / Comcast 74.
Replays are now every Thursday Morning at 7 AM MST (no longer Sundays at Midnight) on Cox 20 / Comcast 74.
The Illegal Knowledge TV YouTube Channel is at TV.IllegalKnowledge.com so check it out!
The Illegal Knowledge Forums are at forums.IllegalKnowledge.com so join the discussion!
Send your questions and topics to Illegal Knowledge on Twitter @IKTVlive or via twitter.IllegalKnowledge.com, or use email or Facebook for Illegal Knowledge questions, topics and comments at Facebook.IllegalKnowledge.com!

The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act is now available to read, or you can read about it on MPP.  Get ready to gather signatures!

Come check out Michael talking about IKTV on the Duke & Cat Show!

Illegal Knowledge Program Guide To Season Six

Episodes from season six are listed here, with links to videos which are currently available.  Unfortunately, not all of the information from seasons one and two have been preserved, some recordings have been lost or damaged, and a few shows were never recorded in the first place.
Click on the links below for the program listings for each season.  If a video for a particular episode is available, there will be a link to the IKTV YouTube channel where you can watch it.  If the video is in post-production, it will be available shortly.  If no link is present, the video is not available.  If you have made a recording of any episode which does not have a video link, I would be very interested in obtaining your video so it can be digitized and your copy can be returned to you.  Please send email to old_shows@IllegalKnowledge.com if that is the case, and thank you incredibly muchly!

Jump to episode: 601 | 602 | 603 | 604 | 605 | 606 | 607 | 608 | 609 | 610 | 611 | 612
There is also a 30 second Season Six Promo, if you'd like to watch that.

Do you want to volunteer for IKTV production crew?  Send your name and contact info to volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com to get your name on the credits!

Season Seven

Currently in production from July 2014 through the end of Access Tucson, which looks like the end of June 2015.  Eleven episodes total.

Season Six

On air from mid 2013 through mid 2014.  Twelve episodes total.

Season Five

On air from 2012 through mid 2013.  Ten episodes total.

Season Four

On air in early 2012.  Five episodes total.

Season Three

On air in 2008.  Three episodes total.

Season Two

On air from 2007-2008.  Fifteen episodes total.

Season One

On air in 2002.  Ten episodes total.  No videos are available (yet?) for this season.

Click for all seasons in one list.

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IKTV 601 - A Marijuana Legalization Discussion

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Panel: Jon Gettel, Corey Miller, Robert Clark
See: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Arizona NORML, Tucson NORML, Safer Arizona Initiative, Marijuana Policy Project, Patient Advocacy Group, Washington State's New Field Sobriety Tests To Check For Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana, Marijuana Laws Map, Drugged Driving Laws Map
Michael hosts an informal discussion regarding the outright legalization of marijuana in Arizona and in the rest of the US, the economic considerations and benefits of doing so, and the Safer Arizona petition and initiative effort (which is slated to appear on the ballot in November 2014).  We will be debunking myths, and discussing the past, present and future of marijuana and industrial hemp in the United States.
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 19 July 2013
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IKTV 602 - The 2013 Primary Election Special

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Panel: Tucson City Council Ward 6 member Steve Kozachik (D), Daniel Patterson
See: Re-elect Steve Kozachik, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Tucson City Wards Map for 2013, Pension Alteration Proposition 201, Home Rule Proposition 401 , Tucson City Elections Information
See also: NY Times article on GMO Oranges (WARNING: article is biased toward industry)
Please Vote!!  Primary Election Day is Tuesday 27 August 2013!
Michael talks politics with Tucson City Council candidates running for election in 2013 for Tucson Wards 3, 5 and 6.  Pundit and former legislator Daniel Patterson joins the conversation.
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 16 August 2013
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Remember to call in with your questions and comments!  Call (520) 624-2792 or (520) 629-0683 during show times, or email or send in your questions to Facebook or Twitter @IKTVlive or via twitter.IllegalKnowledge.com before or during the show.

IKTV 603 - The Right To Vote?

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Panel: Mary DeCamp (G), Petra Falcon (from Promise AZ) (did not appear), Phil Lopes (HB2305 Repeal), Beryl Baker (G), Daniel Patterson (D)
See: Promise AZ, Let Voters Decide On AZ 2305, Green Party of Pima County, FairVote: The Center for Voting and Democracy, Event: Future of Voting Rights, Text of HB 2305 , Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
In the wake of the NAMUDNO SCOTUS decision to strike down Section 4b of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, Michael discusses very recent voter suppression efforts in Arizona and elsewhere in the US, efforts to repeal Arizona HB2305, and talks about a proposed US Constitutional Amendment  which would guarantee "every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, ... the fundamental right to vote", electronic voting and associated EVM problems, ranked choice voting, same-day and opt-out voter registration, early voting, mail-in ballots, and more.
Michael would also like to give a very special Thank You to Zach Taylor and all the people in North Carolina's Moral Mondays!
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 20 September 2013
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You can also watch the promo short for this episode, IKTV 603 short - The Voting Rights Mashup!

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IKTV 604 - The 2013 General Election Special

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Panel: Tucson City Council Ward 3 member Karin Uhlich (D), Tucson City Council Ward 3 candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia (R), Tucson City Council Ward 5 member Richard Fimbres (D), Tucson City Council Ward 5 candidate Mike Polak (R), Tucson City Council Ward 6 member Steve Kozachik (D), Daniel Patterson, John Kromko; "Ahem, y'all who hadn't shown up better all be really sick..."
See: Re-elect Karin Uhlich (Ward 3 Democrat), Elect Ben Buehler-Garcia (Ward 3 Republican), Re-elect Richard Fimbres (Ward 5 Democrat), Elect Mike Polak (Ward 5 Republican), Re-elect Steve Kozachik (Ward 6 Democrat), Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Pension Alteration (Proposition 201, no longer on ballot), Home Rule (Proposition 401) , Plan Tucson (Proposition 402) , Eastern Pima County Port Authority (EPCPA) 
See also: This article in the Washington Post about this report on Climate Change ,
Yes, Virginia, There is a Bigfoot!  See here, here, here, and here, just for good measure.
Please Vote!!  Election Day is Tuesday 5 November 2013!
You must have registered to vote on or before 7 October 2013 to be eligible to vote in the 5 November 2013 General Election.  Early ballots were sent out Thursday 17 October and must be received (not postmarked) by 7PM on the 5th of November, either by mail or at a polling place.

Michael talks politics with now only some one of the Tucson City Council candidates running for election in 2013 for Tucson Wards 3, 5 and 6, since all the Democrats and Ben have cancelled.  Now, I wouldn't say "Vote Republican" this time (or ever), although doing so would not shift the balance of the council (currently all Democrat).  We will also discuss any upcoming ballot initiatives.  Pundits and former legislators Daniel Patterson and John Kromko join the conversation.
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 18 October 2013
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Do you have an idea for a Season Eight show topic? Send your suggestions via Twitter or to topics@IllegalKnowledge.com today!

IKTV 605 - All I Want For Christmas Is Single-Payer, Multi-Tier

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See: ACA main site, HealthCare.gov, ACA Enrollment Graph of the first week
See also: Sign This Petition for Renisha!, and please read this article from Democracy Now!.  Thank you!
Michael explores what it would take, politically and strategically, to turn our current American Care Act into what most other nations have, which is a single payer, multi-tier system, not run by profit-driven insurance conglomerates.
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 15 November 2013
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IKTV 606 - Illegal Knowledge Presents "The Corporation"

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Ten years after its 2003 release, Illegal Knowledge presents an hour's worth of some selected snippets of the movie The Corporation, with my commentary.  Happy Solstice!
See: www.TheCorporation.TV, Rethink The Corporation, Build Economic Democracy, Localize Ownership, Reform The Corporate Form, Learn To Recognize Psychopaths, Be An Active Shareholder, Strenghten The Regulatory System, Get Corporations Out Of Schools, Make Trade Fair, Track Corporate Harms, Use Independent Media, Resist Corporate Culture, Jam Corporate Culture, Sabotage Corporate Culture, or find out more @ The Corporation.com.
Also See: The Corporation on my TPB proxy, for a magnet link to download this program in its entirety, including the credits (it's the first one listed, 699.99MiB, ~60 seeds, and you will need a torrent client to get it).
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 20 December 2013
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Do you want to volunteer for IKTV production crew?  Send your name and contact info to volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com to get your name on the credits!

IKTV 607 - The Campaign Finance Reform Special

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Suggest a Season Seven topic at topics@IllegalKnowledge.com, volunteer for production crew at volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com, or do both or either via Twitter or Facebook.

Panel: Jonathan Alanis (AAN), Mary DeCamp (Green Party, Occupy Tucson), John Denker (website)
See: Arizona Advocacy Network, Green Party of Pima County, Occupy Tucson, John Denker's website, Denker's article on Corruption, Jim Terr's "The Campaign Finance Song" (from intro)
See also: The Diane Rehm Show: The Future Of Open Access To The Internet, Citizen.org, Citizen's United Petition, Most Corrupt Politicians, Virginia District Court Yelp Ruling, Top All-Time Elections Donors, 1989-2012, Top Contributions for 2014 election cycle
Local News: The Grinch of the Year was announced by Tucson JWJ, which was, of course, Wal-Mart.  See: Making Change At Walmart, Jobs With Justice.

Michael discusses the current state of campaign finance reform in Arizona and the United States, and how we can get corporate money and lobbying out of elections.  Please watch the the previous show for a primer on what is very wrong with or current state of affairs.  The opening to the show contains a song called "The Campaign Finance Song" authored by my friend from the 2012 Presidential Preference Election Debate, Jim Terr.
Running Time: 0:58:36
Air Date: Friday 17 January 2014
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During taping, we had a bit of technical difficulty which caused some video to not be included in the post-production version, but which you can view in raw form here (Running Time: 0:07:00), to catch the rest of what Michael was saying, and the USC titles to which John Denker was referring.

Tell The FCC That We Insist On Net Neutrality!!  Help Save The Internet!!  Please Sign These Petitions!!  We Have Until 10 September 2014!!
Net Neutrality is a principle that says that the people who use the internet, not large corporations, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), should be in control.  All of these petitions do the same thing: they order the FCC to reclassify broadband ISPs so as to re-regulate broadband Internet providers and force them to operate inside of the legal framework that has traditionally applied to companies that offer two-way communication services.  This ensures that ISPs can't speed up, slow down, or block web content based on its political affilitaion, content, source, ownership, destination, or any other number of factors.  If ISPs can slow down certain sections of the internet, then they can also charge YOU more if YOU want to have those services given to you at normal speeds.  It's like extortion for the internet without Net Neutrality.  Please sign the petitions below to prevent this corporate-controlled dystopia from becoming reality, before it's too late!

Listen to The Diane Rehm Show: The Future Of Open Access To The Internet
Please Feel Free To Use My Comments (read on air during the 611 show):

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IKTV 608 - The Security State

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Panel: Dave Maass (EFF), Barry Hess (Arizona Libertarian Party, NO SHOW!), Max Cannon (Red Meat)
See: Electronic Frontier Foundation, Arizona Libertarian Party, Red Meat, Petition to End Dragnet NSA Surveillance, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Report, The Intercept - Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald, Reform Government Surveillance (industry site), Boundless Informant heatmap, Boundless Informant (phone and email), PRISM (phone), X-Keyscore (everything), Bullrun (encryption hack), Mass surveillance in the US, Intelligence cycle management, Obama's NSA Review Group Recommendations 
Michael discusses the ever-growing security and surveillance state within the US, covering the most recent NSA abuses to be brought to light, the Obama Administration's plans to curtail them, what to do with whistleblowers who expose these grievances, and the history of the agency from Truman to the present.
Running Time: 0:58:37
Air Date: Friday 21 February 2014
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IKTV 608 NSA Poll   This poll is now closed.  Here are the results!
IKTV 608 poll on NSA


Tell The FCC That We Insist On Net Neutrality!!  Help Save The Internet!!  Please Sign These Petitions!!  We Have Until 10 September 2014!!
Net Neutrality is a principle that says that the people who use the internet, not large corporations, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), should be in control.  All of these petitions do the same thing: they order the FCC to reclassify broadband ISPs so as to re-regulate broadband Internet providers and force them to operate inside of the legal framework that has traditionally applied to companies that offer two-way communication services.  This ensures that ISPs can't speed up, slow down, or block web content based on its political affilitaion, content, source, ownership, destination, or any other number of factors.  If ISPs can slow down certain sections of the internet, then they can also charge YOU more if YOU want to have those services given to you at normal speeds.  It's like extortion for the internet without Net Neutrality.  Please sign the petitions below to prevent this corporate-controlled dystopia from becoming reality, before it's too late!

Listen to The Diane Rehm Show: The Future Of Open Access To The Internet
Please Feel Free To Use My Comments (read on air during the 611 show):

Remember to call in with your questions and comments!  Call (520) 624-2792 or (520) 629-0683 during show times, or email or send in your questions to Facebook or Twitter @IKTVlive or via twitter.IllegalKnowledge.com before or during the show.

IKTV 609 - The Day After Climate Change

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Suggest a Season Seven topic at topics@IllegalKnowledge.com, volunteer for production crew at volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com, or do both or either via Twitter or Facebook.

UPDATE: Right after this show aired, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) published a report on Global Climate Change entitled What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change , which substantiates quite a bit of what we discussed on the show.  Grist wrote an article about the AAAS Report , have a look.

Panel:

See: Great Climate March Across America, Mary DeCamp's Climate March Fundraiser, Safe Energy Analyst, The Climate Smart Southwest (CSSW) Project, AZ Physicians for Social Responsibility, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Progressive Democrats of America, Guardian article on the NASA HANDY report 
See show graphics:

See also: Blue Öyster Cult's Buck Dharma ("Godzilla" intro), Mike Olson of Pulse ("Temperature's Rising" outtro), Green Party, Occupy Tucson

In the light of multiple instances of massively freakier weather, Michael takes a few pages from the script of The Day After Tomorrow, (or more accurately, The Coming Global Superstorm), ten years after, to illuminate what is going on with our weather (HINT: Ideal Gas Law is PV=nrT).  Since it is currently Spring Break at the U of A, we were unable to get an Atmospheric Scientist, so Michael will be doing his best to explain Atmospheric Thermodynamics.  Our panelists contribute great insight into how we got into this mess, what the effects look like and what we can do about it.  After all, in geologic time, what we are doing is happening in the millisecond after the last.
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 21 March 2014
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IKTV 610 - The New and Upcoming Artists Showcase

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Suggest a Season Seven topic at topics@IllegalKnowledge.com, volunteer for production crew at volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com, or do both or either via Twitter or Facebook.

Illegal Knowledge TV features some new and upcoming musical talent from Tucson, namely Alisha Peru and her band, with an interview!
Musical Guest: Alisha Peru
Running Time: 0:57:30
Air Date: Friday 18 April 2014
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Do you have an idea for a Season Eight show topic? Send your suggestions via Twitter or to topics@IllegalKnowledge.com today!

IKTV 611 - How To Do Better By Tucson (Part 1 of 2)

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Suggest a Season Seven topic at topics@IllegalKnowledge.com, volunteer for production crew at volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com, or do both or either via Twitter or Facebook.

Segments: Tucson Bus Riders Union, Save Access Tucson, Ultra-High Speed Community Internet, Organic Gardening / Urban Agriculture
Guests: Brian Flagg, Lisa Horner
See: Tucson Bus Riders Union, Access Tucson, Community Gardens Of Tucson and a map.
See Also: Facebook page for March Against Monsanto, Proposed City of Tucson Bus Routes and Changes
See Below for the Net Neutrality and the Reverse Citizens United Amendment Petitions
Tucson Mayor & Council meeting is at 5 PM MST on Tuesday 20 May 2014 at City Hall at 255 West Alameda in downtown Tucson
Michael talks with a few, or maybe one guest, about how we can all contribute to make Tucson a better place to live.  Also, there is a ton of news which we analyze right here tonight.  Michael introduces the suffix "-ghazi" to mean a fake, politically motivated scandal, to be the opposite of "-gate" or a real scandal.  Tweet your whatever-ghazi suggestions to @IKTVlive or via twitter.IllegalKnowledge.com with the hashtag #ghazi or #IKTVghazi and we will read them on the air.  So far, we have (the original) #benghazi, plus #climateghazi, #samghazi, #bundyghazi, #bring-back-our-girls-ghazi, and #IRSghazi.
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 16 May 2014
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Tell The FCC That We Insist On Net Neutrality!!  Help Save The Internet!!  Please Sign These Petitions!!  We Have Until 10 September 2014!!
Net Neutrality is a principle that says that the people who use the internet, not large corporations, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), should be in control.  All of these petitions do the same thing: they order the FCC to reclassify broadband ISPs so as to re-regulate broadband Internet providers and force them to operate inside of the legal framework that has traditionally applied to companies that offer two-way communication services.  This ensures that ISPs can't speed up, slow down, or block web content based on its political affilitaion, content, source, ownership, destination, or any other number of factors.  If ISPs can slow down certain sections of the internet, then they can also charge YOU more if YOU want to have those services given to you at normal speeds.  It's like extortion for the internet without Net Neutrality.  Please sign the petitions below to prevent this corporate-controlled dystopia from becoming reality, before it's too late!

Listen to The Diane Rehm Show: The Future Of Open Access To The Internet
Please Feel Free To Use My Comments (read on air during the 611 show):


US Senators Are Proposing An Amendment To Overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon!!  Please Sign Here!!
Please help return the power to the people by kicking out big corporate money from elections, by signing below.

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IKTV 612 - How To Do Better By The World (Part 2 of 2)

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Suggest a Season Seven topic at topics@IllegalKnowledge.com, volunteer for production crew at volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com, or do both or either via Twitter or Facebook.

Panel: Barry Hess, John Denker, Leila Hudson
See: Barry Hess for AZ Governor, Arizona Libertarian Party, AV8N, University of Arizona Middle Eastern and North African Studies
See also: Access Tucson, Solar Roadways, Archimedes Screw Wind Turbine from The Archimedes, Piketty book

IKTV 612 Maps Section

ISIS/ISIL Routes to Baghdad: (scroll down to the map in the article)
Columbia University Maps: All Maps List, Middle East Religion, Middle East Ethnicities, Middle East Languages, Middle East Historical Cultures

Please click to enlargePartitioning Articles: Iraq And Syria: Past, Present, And (Hypothetical) Future Maps, Kurds Join Hands with Turkmens & Christians in Syria, Redrawn Map of Syria & Iraq, How 5 Countries Could Become 14, Why border lines drawn with a ruler in WW1 still rock the Middle East
Kurdistan NowKurdistan On The Map: Liberation of Syrian Kurdistan Infuriates Turkey, "We Have No Friends But the Mountains", Syria, Turkey and the Kurds
Other, Wackier Maps: The Ralph Peters Map: NATO's Plan for Redrawing the Borders in the Middle East, The Empire's New Middle East Map, The New Map of the Middle East (full map from title), Middle East Map Redrawn (humor?)

Michael discusses some of the most pressing issues facing the world today and our panel illuminates ways to solve these problems.  Michael also shows the Iraq Partition Map (see also above left), showing what Iraq and Syria would look like after the Kurds seceed and gain regional independence, and the remaining Sunnis and Shiites split and join their respective supporting countries.
Running Time: 0:58:30
Air Date: Friday 20 June 2014
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Tell The FCC That We Insist On Net Neutrality!!  Help Save The Internet!!  Please Sign These Petitions!!  We Have Until 10 September 2014!!
Net Neutrality is a principle that says that the people who use the internet, not large corporations, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), should be in control.  All of these petitions do the same thing: they order the FCC to reclassify broadband ISPs so as to re-regulate broadband Internet providers and force them to operate inside of the legal framework that has traditionally applied to companies that offer two-way communication services.  This ensures that ISPs can't speed up, slow down, or block web content based on its political affilitaion, content, source, ownership, destination, or any other number of factors.  If ISPs can slow down certain sections of the internet, then they can also charge YOU more if YOU want to have those services given to you at normal speeds.  It's like extortion for the internet without Net Neutrality.  Please sign the petitions below to prevent this corporate-controlled dystopia from becoming reality, before it's too late!

Listen to The Diane Rehm Show: The Future Of Open Access To The Internet
Please Feel Free To Use My Comments (read on air during the 611 show):


US Senators Are Proposing An Amendment To Overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon!!  Please Sign Here!!
Please help return the power to the people by kicking out big corporate money from elections, by signing below.

Do you want to volunteer for IKTV production crew?  Send your name and contact info to volunteer@IllegalKnowledge.com to get your name on the credits!

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          UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, DO YOU SEE, THEN?

“For I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me”
  -- Thomas Jefferson

            UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, WILL YOU GAIN, THEN?

“"And what does it amount to?" said Satan, with his evil chuckle.  "Nothing at all.  You gain nothing; you always come out where you went in.  For a million years the race has gone on monotonously propagating itself and monotonously reperforming this dull nonsense--to what end?  No wisdom can guess!  Who gets a profit out of it?
"Nobody but a parcel of usurping little monarchs and nobilities who despise you; would feel defiled if you touched them; would shut the door in your face if you proposed to call; whom you slave for, fight for, die for, and are not ashamed of it, but proud; whose existence is a perpetual insult to you and you are afraid to resent it; who are mendicants supported by your alms, yet assume toward you the airs of benefactor toward beggar; who address you in the language of master to slave, and are answered in in the language of slave to master; who are worshiped by you with your mouth, while in your heart -- if you have one -- you despise yourselves for it.
"The first man was hypocrite and a coward, qualities which have not yet failed in his line; it is the foundation upon which all civilizations have been built.  Drink to their perpetuation!  Drink to their augmentation!  Drink to--" Then he saw by our faces how much we were hurt, and he cut his sentence short and stopped chuckling.”

  -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens, from "The Mysterious Stranger"

            UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, WILL YOU DO, NOW?

“I have lived perfectly well within this society; why cannot these oliogarchs and same misanthropes do as such then?  It is not because of any particular behavior for one sociological manner; rather it is solely caused by the lack of means and those resources to the great many which are foisted particularly by those which do not lack the same.  We have all faced the serpect sick and we know what it is, who it is and where it is, moreover, we all know what is better.  The question we need to ask these days is whether we are able to appreciate this and contribute.  Perhaps more pressing is that we must now, please keep track of each others' whereabouts: regardless of the presence of GITMO DELTA-4, we must assume that we all oblige to perform in our best.  While the shame of our collective nod to the perpetuation of subjugation and torture still happens, it needs to stop immediately, so this next becomes the most important.  The place in this world bears no more space for those ideologues of bigotry nor hatred.  The ancient thought that a betterment of one family or race or strain is somehow purity, that is now obviously not only quaint, but incorrect and patently obtuse and averse from reality.  The old lines are no longer to be sanely held.  We shall not now and ought not to ever more be alone.  I do not want to be this, only in, that only I am this; it is necessary this entire world needs to share that this immutable truth must be known, because, we all of everyone, we do collectively hold the highest and so care about our future, even when it is not our own.  If you will pick any one of the 3600 to stop, please pick ALL OF THEM and make EVERYONE THE CAUSE.”
  -- Michael Oatman  --  16 January 2017

            UNDER THE RADAR, AS YOU, AS I, YOU OUGHT TO, NOW!