Monday, May 30, 2011

roosevelt island

I'm a big fan of taking in the various sites New York has to offer. I recently took a trip to Roosevelt Island on the recommendation of my friend Charlene. I was interested in an old metal hospital in ruins located on the island. It proved quite difficult to approach in the day light undetected. I was a bit disappointed but found the view of Manhattan to be worth the quick F train ride. These are the only two decent photos I snapped off, some times that's how the cookie crumbles. Anyone know of any cool spots in or around the New York area? Take me, please!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

how the gods chill!

The White Glove Group brought together heavy weights from the hip hop (Sean Price) and hardcore (Cold World) scenes for one epic Judgement Night style track; How The Gods Chill. The song is available for download on I tunes and also available on wax. They just released this video for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Monday, May 16, 2011

julio got limits

I have so many good people in my life. Julio Pardo is one of them. A professional traveler, moment document-er, Spaniard and womanizer is probably the most accurate way to describe him. Julio keeps a look out for my beloved 108's. Everywhere he goes, there I am. "shoulder to shoulder/ or back to back/ we're united/ it's the year of the pack"! -DYS
Keep up with Julio's travels @ Girls Got Limits.

Valencia, Spain

Tel Aviv, Israel

Julio Pardo by JCS

Sunday, May 8, 2011

dire straits

Where do you think you're going?

noam chomsky

Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

"We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic".
It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition—except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them. In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress “suspects.” In April 2002, the head of the FBI, Robert Mueller, informed the press that after the most intensive investigation in history, the FBI could say no more than that it “believed” that the plot was hatched in Afghanistan, though implemented in the UAE and Germany. What they only believed in April 2002, they obviously didn’t know 8 months earlier, when Washington dismissed tentative offers by the Taliban (how serious, we do not know, because they were instantly dismissed) to extradite bin Laden if they were presented with evidence—which, as we soon learned, Washington didn’t have. Thus Obama was simply lying when he said, in his White House statement, that “we quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda.”

Nothing serious has been provided since. There is much talk of bin Laden’s “confession,” but that is rather like my confession that I won the Boston Marathon. He boasted of what he regarded as a great achievement.

There is also much media discussion of Washington’s anger that Pakistan didn’t turn over bin Laden, though surely elements of the military and security forces were aware of his presence in Abbottabad. Less is said about Pakistani anger that the U.S. invaded their territory to carry out a political assassination. Anti-American fervor is already very high in Pakistan, and these events are likely to exacerbate it. The decision to dump the body at sea is already, predictably, provoking both anger and skepticism in much of the Muslim world.

"It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.”
 We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider” who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole” (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) for which Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, the bitter sectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region.

There’s more to say about [Cuban airline bomber Orlando] Bosch, who just died peacefully in Florida, including reference to the “Bush doctrine” that societies that harbor terrorists are as guilty as the terrorists themselves and should be treated accordingly. No one seemed to notice that Bush was calling for invasion and destruction of the U.S. and murder of its criminal president.

Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.” There is much more to say, but even the most obvious and elementary facts should provide us with a good deal to think about.

Copyright 2011 Noam Chomsky

mothers day

Thanks Mom for teaching me right from wrong and how to dress so sharp.

p.s. its kind of creeping me out that my sister and the girl below this post have the same haircut.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

freja beha erichsen

Model: Freja Beha Erichsen
Source: Vogue Paris/ Nov 2010
Photographer: Hedi Slimane

marathon key, florida

I've just returned to New York after spending a few weeks in the most southern part of north America, the Florida Keys.  My Friend Alex, was good enough to set me up at his Mother's beautiful beach house. My other friends; Trevor, Gardner, Steve and Brandee where all there with me to witness Dan and Kristen get married in a gazebo overlooking the ocean. I was hoping for good weather when I returned but was only met with rain. Regardless I feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to get back to work. There wasn't much to take photos of there but I did find this awesome bridge and beautiful girl.

Monday, May 2, 2011

mr. & mrs. fletcher

I was honored to witness Dan and Kristen exchange promises to each other this week. Their love for each other is truly inspirational.