Note on Older Videos Posted on Dandelion Salad by Lo

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Last Updated: Jan. 30, 2015

by Lo
editor, Dandelion Salad
March 23, 2014

Videos posted between 2008 and 2013 are not showing up because the coding used to embed the videos no longer work. Lockerz (who bought Vodpod) has shut down. I’m replacing the coding for videos posted in 2014 and also on the “must-see” list, but this takes a lot of time. If anyone has the time to look up the coding (Youtube url) and put that link in the comment section of the post, I’d appreciate it.

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Dandelion Salad, Commentary by Ella

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I’m deeply touched by Ella’s commentary on the state of our economy.  I also thank her for recommending Dandelion Salad to her viewers, very much appreciated.  ~ DS

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War is Unsuitable for Children: Another YouTube outrage by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
May 26, 2009

Last week, after being bombarded with pseudo-patriotic images of graveyards, gravestones and flags, I decided to begin posting images of maimed and killed Iraqis, but especially children and transform the mega-pseudo-patriotic Memorial Day to Remembrance of Victims of US Empire Day. Continue reading

ACLU Calls On Broadcasters To Stop Stifling Political Discourse On YouTube

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American Civil Liberties Union
10/20/2008

ACLU Calls On Broadcasters To Stop Stifling Political Discourse On YouTube

Overreaching Copyright Claims Are A Threat To Online Free Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org

SAN FRANCISCO – Television networks should stop silencing political speech on the Internet, according to a letter the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Northern California and a coalition of public interest groups sent to four major television networks today. Several broadcasting companies have sent letters to YouTube demanding that they take down videos containing short clips of news coverage even when those clips are “fair use” and therefore legally posted.

“More and more of today’s important political discussion is taking place online on sites like YouTube, and it’s critical that free speech is protected there,” said Aden Fine, senior staff attorney with the ACLU First Amendment Working Group. “Unfortunately, this valuable online political speech is repeatedly being threatened and shut down by overreaching copyright claims.”

CBS, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Fox and NBC have all recently sent “takedown” notices to YouTube targeting election-related videos containing short clips of news footage for removal. Letters from the networks have prompted YouTube to take down videos posted by the McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden campaigns, as well as by individuals. Today’s open letter from the coalition calls on the four networks to stop using unsubstantiated copyright infringement claims to stifle the free speech of the presidential campaigns and individuals expressing their views on the Internet.

The coalition also sent a separate letter to YouTube suggesting two measures for protecting the free speech rights of its users. First, YouTube staff should immediately review all counter-notices sent by YouTube users protesting copyright takedown demands and immediately restore any videos containing legitimate fair use of the materials. Second, in cases where YouTube users have provided counter-notice of their right to post materials, YouTube staff should review any subsequent takedown notices targeting videos posted to the same user accounts.

“Content owners and online service providers should think twice before taking actions to chill free speech online,” said Nicole Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of Northern California. “At a time when so much essential political discourse takes place in online forums, it is in everyone’s best interest to protect the free speech rights of Internet users.”

In addition to the ACLU and the ACLU of Northern California, the coalition includes the Electronic Frontier Foundation; the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center; Anthony Falzone, the Executive Director of Stanford’s Fair Use Project; the American University School of Communication’s Center for Social Media; the American University Law School Program for Information Justice & Intellectual Property; and Public Knowledge.

The coalition letter to broadcasters is available online at: www.aclu.org/freespeech/gen/37252lgl20081020.html

The coalition letter to YouTube is available online at: www.aclu.org/freespeech/gen/37253lgl20081020.html

More information about the ACLU’s work to protect free speech is online at: www.aclu.org/freespeech/internet/index.html and: www.aclunc.org/issues/ freedom_of_press_and_speech/ internet_free_speech.shtml

Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom

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By Ryan Singel
http://blog.wired.com
July 02, 2008

Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users’ names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Viacom wants the data to prove that infringing material is more popular than user-created videos, which could be used to increase Google’s liability if it is found guilty of contributory infringement.

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h/t: Hooded Soldier-FarewellFreedom.com

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Countdown: Out Of Gas + Fox Slime + McCain Caught Lying + McClellan To Testify + Moyers

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6-9-08

Out Of Gas/Economy Stupid

With gas over 4.00 a gal., McCain and his oil buddy’s Bush and Darth Dick started out at 1.47 a Gal. and now over 4.00 a gal.

Fox Slime’s Obama Again

The Phony Fox News Tramp E.D. Hill continues to slime Obama and She looks real Stupid doing It.

McCain Caught Lying On Tape

McCbush gets caught lying to the media on tape. McSenial is really senial.

Scott McClellan To Testify To Congress

Scott will testify to congress on June 20th 2008 about the Bush Admin.

[Moyers goes after Fox Reporter/Ambusher]

VOTERSTHINKdotORG

The Video Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Want You To See!

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McClellan to testify before House in CIA leak case

Bill Moyers Takes on Fox News Producer

The YouTube Interview: Ralph Nader

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Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader talked with YouTube’s Olivia Ma. Nader answered questions from YouTube users about his candidacy, the environment, and corporate corruption.

We also conducted a quick “Wordless Interview,” in which Nader gave a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on a rapid-fire list of questions.

Many thanks to all who submitted questions, especially sweetnirvana42, britethorn, Peacelf, and PassionateJulien.

To learn more about Ralph Nader, check out his YouTube channel here: http://youtube.com/votenader08.

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YouTube down at the moment (updated)

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Updated: added screenshot

Updated: It’s working again!

Well YouTube is down right now and has been for the last hour or so. I hope it gets back online soon.

Check back later for the videos that you wanted to see here.

Sorry about that.

thanks,

Lo

Updated:

Pretty cool!

Times Beach

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Davis Fleetwood Nominated For “Best Of Youtube 2007” + 3AM (video)

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Updated: March 14, 2008 added video

Davis Fleetwood

DAVIS FLEETWOOD NOMINATED FOR “BEST OF YOUTUBE 2007”
go here to vote:
VOTE HERE & VOTE OFTEN

http://www.youtube.com/ytawards07

Hey Friends- My video: Students: A Challenge For You
has been nominated for Best Politics Video of 2007 in
the second annual YouTube Awards. The voting has
begun- please go here to vote for me:
GO HERE TO VOTE- VOTE OFTEN!

(there are 12 categories, click POLITICS)

Winning might be a big deal, but I have stiff
competition, so please vote once- VOTE OFTEN, and tell all of your
friends, all of your enemies to vote for me.

Many thanks:
D
please go here to vote for me:
http://www.youtube.com/ytawards07

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March 14, 2008

Don’t Stand For This! (Gravel; Paul) (videos) (updated)

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Updated: Mar 14, 2008 added 2 videos.

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ATTENTION Mike Gravel and Ron Paul supporters!

Write:Steve Grovegrove@youtube.comgrove@google.com

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.youtube.com posted with vodpod

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A Complaint Against YouTube

This video is addressed to Steve Grove, YouTube’s news and politics editor.

Sen. Mike Gravel and Rep. Ron Paul have been removed from YouTube’s YouChoose ’08 page, located at: http://www.youtube.com/youchoose .

Why is YouTube deciding for the voters which candidates deserve any recognition, and which ones don’t? This is especially strange, as Dr. Paul is the most subscribed candidate on YouTube, and Senator Gravel is far more popular than John McCain.

Not only are Sen. Gravel and Rep. Paul missing, but so is Independent candidate Ralph Nader. YouTube is becoming part of the problem.

http://www.gravel2008.us

Contact Steve Grove:
http://www.youtube.com/citizentube
citizensteve@youtube.com. 

YouTube, You’re Causing Grief. Please Act Decently.

http://representativepress.googlepage…

VIDEOS I refer to:
Don’t Stand For This!
(see above video)

A Complaint Against YouTube
(see above video)
YouTube YouChoose Mike Gravel Ron Paul Ralph Nader Corporate Censorship Voter Rights Democracy

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Ron Paul on Cavuto: Federal Reserve’s $200 Billion Injection

Mike Gravel For President 2008

Paul-Ron

In search for foreign intelligence, spies turn to YouTube, MySpace, blogs by Nick Juliano

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by Nick Juliano
Raw Story
Thursday February 7, 2008

With rapidly advancing technology spreading across the globe, US spies are shifting their focus from surreptitiously photographing secret Soviet documents to trolling the Internet for what could be the next key nugget of foreign intelligence.

Among the most valuable sources, one top spook says, are blogs, MySpace and other Web 2.0 hallmarks.

“We’re looking now at YouTube, which carries some unique and honest-to-goodness intelligence,” Doug Naquin, director of the CIA’s Open Source Center said in a recent speech to CIA retirees.

The speech was posted this week on SecrecyNews, the blog of the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy.

“I would not have thought of YouTube as an obvious source of intelligence,” Steven Aftergood, the project’s director, told InfromationWeek, “but I think it’s a good sign that the Open Source Center is looking at it, and at other new media.”

Open source intelligence collection focuses on compiling and analyzing unclassified data from publicly available sources for use by the CIA, policy makers and other law enforcement agencies. Formerly known as the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, the Open Source Center’s mission in recent years has shifted from translating newspaper and television reports from abroad to culling the Web for information on foreign targets. The center trains intelligence agents and others in government.

“This training includes everything from media analysis to advanced Internet exploitation, way beyond Googling,” Naquin said.

The goal of open-source collection is to provide information that goes beyond what appears in the morning newspaper, and analysis of Web 2.0 content has become a key part of that, he said.

“A couple years back we identified Iranian blogs as a phenomenon worthy of more attention, about six months ahead of anybody else,” he said.

Now even Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has his own blog.

“We’re looking at chat rooms and things that didn’t even exist five years ago, and trying to stay ahead,” Naquin said. “We have groups looking at what they call ‘Citizens Media’: people taking pictures with their cell phones and posting them on the Internet. Then there’s Social Media, phenomena like MySpace and blogs.”

With the end of the Cold War, Naquin said open source collection became a low priority in the Intelligence Community, causing the FBIS staff to be cut in half during the 90s. The terror attacks aimed at New York and Washington changed all that.

“[Nine-Eleven] was sort of a watershed for us,” Naquin said. “The 9/11 Commission and WMD Commission both said, ‘You know what? There are a lot of open sources out there. We should be putting a lot more attention toward exploiting those sources.”

Naquin’s full speech is available here (.pdf).
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Should AT&T Police the Internet? By Marguerite Reardon

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By Marguerite Reardon
Free Press
CNet
January 17, 2008

A decade after the government said that AT&T and other service providers don’t have to police their networks for pirated content, the telecommunications giant is voluntarily looking for ways to play traffic cop.

For the past several months, AT&T executives have said the company is testing technology to filter traffic on its network to look for copyrighted material that is being illegally distributed. James Cicconi, senior executive vice president for external and legislative affairs for AT&T, reiterated the carrier’s plans last week during a panel discussion at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“We are very interested in a technology-based solution and we think a network-based solution is the optimal way to approach this,” Cicconi said in a New York Times article. “We recognize we are not there yet but there are a lot of promising technologies. But we are having an open discussion with a number of content companies, including NBC Universal, to try to explore various technologies that are out there.”

AT&T’s plans would turn the nation’s largest telephone company into a kind of network cop, a role that some say could turn dangerous for the company. For one, filtering packets to determine whether they contain copyrighted material raises privacy concerns. And AT&T customers who have already been concerned about the company’s alleged role in the National Security Agency’s domestic spy program, could take their broadband, TV and telephony business to a competitor. Also, AT&T could be opening itself up to a mountain of legal troubles.

To read the article, click here.

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The CNN political team chooses the videos, not you. (video)

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representativepress

http://representativepress.blogspot.c… (see below)

Also see CNN/YouTube Republican Debate: Giuliani 9/11 Question:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd2dwf…
Senior vice president David Bohrman is a clown.

Added: November 28, 2007

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Representative Press
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Marty Kaplan points out “the game that CNN is really playing” in his article The CNN/RubeTube Debate, “The notion that the CNN-YouTube debate represents a grass-roots triumph of the internet age is laughable.”

“For all the talk about online voter empowerment, the web is still too immature a medium to set an agenda for a national debate, says CNN senior vice president David Bohrman.

“If you would have taken the most-viewed questions last time, the top question would have been whether Arnold Schwarzenegger was a cyborg sent to save the planet Earth,” says Bohrman, the debate’s executive producer. “The second-most-viewed video question was: Will you a convene a national meeting on UFOs?” – CNN-YouTube Debate Producer Doubts the Wisdom of the Crowd

Look at 10Questions.com, they let people vote and the top ten questions the people picked were not “crazy.”

SEE VIDEO: The CNN political team chooses the videos, not you. (see above)

It is a disgrace that CNN picks the videos! This is the kind of question they don’t want asked

Bohrman’s comments about most watched are disingenuous, the videos selected should be the ones voted on, not most watched. For God sakes, I have to watch a video before I can decide if it should be asked in the debate. Bohrman is making up excuses.

This is a question that should be asked!

CNN/YouTube Republican Debate: Giuliani 9/11 Question Giuliani claims, “American foreign policy had nothing to do with the September 11th. September 11th happened because these people who hate us, hate us because of the freedoms that we have.” Giuliani is lying to us. see my question. Think Bohrman would allow this to be asked?

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35 Percenters Present Summary of CNN Debates + Special Guest Appearance (video)