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Espen Stenersrød- From Pen To Heart

Visited Radio Free your mind, played a couple of songs and read from the book

A couple of weeks ago I visited The old Varde theatre in Oslo, actually the oldest building in Oslo, and it used to be the home of the executioner and prisoners waiting for their execution in the old days, When Oslo was calle Christiania after old Danish King : King Christian the second.

The reason I was invited there was to attend a radio show for Radio Free Your Mind- An alternative radio station here in Norway, and I read from my new book, ” A lifecycle in Nihighnigma” and played accapella versions or had spoken word versions of my old tracks. Children of war and Bridge over beloved waters.

Here is my performance of Children of war from that evening, it is a slash Acoustic, slash spoken word piece that I had to make…

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Manic Muses

Warning – Spoiler Alert.
If you haven’t finished watching the first season of Showtime’s Homeland, be forewarned. There be spoilers here.

OK, I’m the first to admit when I heard there was a show on the air about a Bipolar CIA agent, I completely dismissed it.

Last week an article in the LA Times Health section caught my eye.  The unreal world: ‘Homeland’ and bipolar disorder asked a question: Claire Danes’ character hides her condition from her CIA co-workers and is medically treated by her psychiatrist sister. Is this legit?

Now, I was intrigued.  What great fodder for a blog!  But, before I could give writing the piece a go, I really had to do the right thing and watch at least the episode to which the LA Times was referring in their article.  I started up the episode, was impressed with the show’s high production value and wound up…

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Change The Code

What do Americans spend their money on you ask?

24/7 Wall St. reviewed how Americans spend(waste?) money. One of the conclusions of this analysis is that consumer spending is relatively alive and well, despite the recession. This may mean that Americans continue to be over-leveraged. I know Canadians certainly are. We Canucks have about 150.00$ of debt for every 100.00$ of income. Not a good statistic.

US citizens have, in general, brought down their indebtedness. However, holiday spending rose substantially from last year, and the extent to which Americans feel poor has declined now that the recession has ended. Americans spend about 15% of their household incomes on things that they do not need to satisfy their vices or to keep themselves amused.

They examined the changes in spending patterns over the course of one generation–20 years. Americans have certainly not cut back on vices because of the recent difficult…

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A Lightning War for Liberty

Despite a mainstream media blackout on the topic, the alternative media is abuzz with this week’s hearing on the constitutionality of the clearly unconstitutional NDAA.  In case you don’t remember, section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year, allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial.  At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to many of his outraged supporters where he basically said he signed it but he won’t use it.  Thanks pal!

In any event, the Administration is showing its true colors by appealing an injunction that judge Katherine Forrest issued against it in May.  The injunction was in response to the lawsuit filed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others.  While the NDAA clearly vaporizes the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Constitution, I believe the real target is the…

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