June 22nd, 2006

Chris Keeley

Happy Ivy doesn't have a bathroom or a kitchen in the bus he calls home. He does, however, have a vi

Living in a squalid, Woodstock-style bus parked in a Fillmore, California, orange grove, the 53-year-old homeless man charges a power generator from a utility shed and uses Wi-Fi from a nearby access point. 

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/1,71153-0.html


Life among the homeless bloggers

Wired News covers the homeless blogger scene, talking to homeless people around the USA who use scrounged laptops and other computers, open WiFi networks, and library connections to get online, start businesses, express themselves -- even panhandle via PayPal.

Happy Ivy doesn't have a bathroom or a kitchen in the bus he calls home. He does, however, have a video-editing station.

Living in a squalid, Woodstock-style bus parked in a Fillmore, California, orange grove, the 53-year-old homeless man charges a power generator from a utility shed and uses Wi-Fi from a nearby access point. From this humble camp, he's managed to run a 'round-the-clock internet television studio, organize grassroots political efforts, record a full-length album and write his autobiography, all while subsisting on oranges and avocados...

Nearly all homeless people have e-mail addresses, according to Michael Stoops, director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. "More have e-mail than have post office boxes," Stoops said. "The internet has been a big boon to the homeless."

Helping the homeless get e-mail addresses has been a priority for years at shelters across the country. And in an age when most every public library in the nation offers internet access, the net has proven a perfect communication tool for those without a firm real-world address.

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Chris Keeley

SuicideGirls

SuicideGirls

http://art.webesteem.pl/16/suicidegirls_en.php

www.suicidegirls.com 

You can see a diversity of girls on the SuicideGirls site, varying in the skin color and corpulence. Most of them, however, are slim and white, which is often pointed out. According to the critics, SuicideGirls is only claiming to be alternative to the common stereotypes of beauty and what you can find in the gallery proves against the claim. But SuicideGirls are not attempting to please everyone and the piece of internet that they create attracts thousands of people any way.

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Chris Keeley

giving female prisoners alcohol, drugs and money in exchange for sexual intercourse.

Agent, Guard Killed in Florida Prison Sting
In Florida, two people were killed Wednesday when government officials tried to arrest six guards at a Tallahassee prison. The guards are accused of giving female prisoners alcohol, drugs and money in exchange for sexual intercourse. Five of the guards had been detained when a sixth pulled his gun on the arresting officers. The sixth guard, Ralph Hill, and Justice Department agent Buddy Sentner were killed in the ensuing firefight.

Chris Keeley

EL DUELO DE LOS CHARRÚAS

EL DUELO DE LOS CHARRÚAS

 

 

Es una leyenda: cada vez que se moría alguien de la familia, o del clan, o del grupo, los varones adultos charrúas se cortaban una falange para exteriorizar su duelo.

Dicen que Chiquito Saravia, al enterarse de una muerte próxima, irreversible como todas las muertes, colocó su mano sobre un horcón y con un hacha afilada, constriñendo los demás dedos, se amputó el meñique. Arrojó el apéndice a las mujeres de la estancia y les gritó:

"Ahí tienen, para que no extrañen, para que lloren".

Verdad o leyenda, la anécdota tiene un regusto probable. Cada parte de uno mismo, afirman algunos discípulos de la escuela lacaniana, recuerda la pérdida, el vacío, mentan lo inevitable y torvo que posee todo duelo. La cara oscura del arte de vivir.

Los charrúas o Chiquito Saravia, los jovenes roqueros o "punkies" que se atraviesan la oreja o la nariz están expresando algo. Tal vez un mensaje inescrutable.

Algo que las palabras no logran explicar.

 

Chris Keeley, Penelope Ray