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far easier to ignore and be blind


homeless-youthSo many  people in need in our world and so little reason they should be. There is plenty of food and clean water to go around if it isn’t wasted. I think we as a society have grown somewhat complacent and believe our governments are responsible for the well-being of those in need. The fact is each and every one of us are responsible for the wellbeing of ourselves and others. Very little would we have to sacrifice to make another persons life better. Sometimes its just a conversation, an opportunity to provide for themselves or just a simple meal for someone who is hungry. Though throwing money at a problem may treat the symptom but it does not cure the disease.

481243_518998361486259_1417117953_nPOOR-SLOB-Even though there are those that take advantage of the system per se, many are truly willing to work and be a productive part of society. Those whom take advantage of the system should be rooted out and those willing to better themselves should become the main focus. Far as those unable to work or take care of themselves , they are the responsibility of the community in whole.  Some of those in need could be trained and put in charge of taking care of those whom need assistance and others trained to be better suited for a new career as well.

olympics_vancouver_homeless-450x279There are so many of us whom can lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters who don’t and others decide to turn a blind eye to the truth all around them. Its far easier to ignore and be blind to the suffering of others than face the truth of how many are in need right here in our own country as well in all the nations of the world.We all need to wake up and open our eyes to the needs of our  brothers and sisters. If we all just gave 5 minutes each a day to help others it would change a lot, imagine if we all gave an hour. Just remember it only takes one bad decision or major life event to turn your happy and secure life into a homeless and hungry one.

We all are brothers and sisters in this lifetime we live, we don’t always have to agree or even get along. We just need to have compassion, love and understanding towards each other and even ourselves.

Raymond  Barbier

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Saturday morning thoughts 5/24/14


003Sometimes I believe we get so wrapped up in the thought “what is there in it for me” we tend to forget what is in it for the greater good. It’s only natural to want to take care of your own needs and wants, but we must learn to put the needs of everyone at the same level of priority as our own. I mean we must look at ourselves in such a way that we realize that as an individual we are not the center of the universe.

All life is precious, from the single cell organisms to the most complex multi celled life form.  Here on earth almost everything has life in it or on its surface. Life looms everywhere and its such a miracle and wondrous thing to behold. We are all apart of this miraculous thing called life and we all share the same home which we call earth. No species should be looked upon as lesser for all life forms have their purpose here. We human beings have the biggest influence on the environment and the world we live in. We can change our environment to suit our wants and needs unlike any other creäture before us. With such power and abilities we should be more responsible for our actions and take on the role of caretakers or this precious resource called planet earth and all the life upon it

Earth was a gift to us, we are the ones whom can destroy it or restore it.  The choice is ours far as how we treat our home and all the other life forms  that we share it with. How we choose to treat our home will decide the fate of our children and their children’s children.

 

Ray Barbier

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The new TV, Internet Television


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  Digital Media is becoming the norm now days, with mp3/mp4 players and hdmi HD video streaming available from the net to your TV there is very little left to explore. There is of course shoutcast a long living internet radio streaming system and Orb a full media streaming system for pc and Mac. So much to choose from and so little effort required to set up almost any type of multimedia system. Places like Jamendo.com and Archive.org give people the ability to find creative commons licensed and public domain movies, music and E-books. Don’t forget about Google books another good source for free and creative commons licensed E-books.

  So much to choose from with the world wide web at ones fingertips and thus a new network is growing. The World Wide Multimedia Net, Information in all media formats and entertainment at your fingertips. I foresee a struggle from cable companies and satellite providers to stop the newer form of media transmission but eventually they will adapt and turn what now is free and cheap to another expensive commercial ran entertainment venue. In time they will take over just like they did in all other previous media services and push the hobbyist and small business people out of the new market.

This had already happened in the internet radio industry, the big music companies made it almost impossible for a hobbyist to legally run a internet based radio station. They lobbied congress until a bill was passed to force hobbyist to pay high priced loyalties even if their station didn’t earn money and was for fun or not. Given time the same will happen to the video sites we enjoy and the creative commons movement if we don’t support their efforts.

Maybe if we are lucky the new media revolution on the web for video will not succumb to the same fate as the internet radio stations. Would be nice to have Internet TV that is both commercial and hobbyist in order to keep the programming affordable and diverse. But more than likely the big boys of the corporate world will once again squeeze all of the little guys out before they have a chance to grow.

Well enough Ranting for now
Peace to All
Raymond Barbier

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Jamendo


Once again I am writing a post about Jamendo.com The best place I’ve found on the web to get free mp3’s.
Of course the artists on this site are majorly unknown , But due to the fact they are not bound by the music industries
controlling hand over creativity they pump out some of the greatest music that can be listened to.

They all are Creative Common Licensed so their mp3’s/Music is free to download burn and share alike.
You can either visit Jamendo.com or visit my Radio Station that plays mostly music from jamendo at the link below

Jamendo: http://www.jamendo.com         
My Radio Station: http://rjbradio.barbierfamilly.com or http://radio.rjbweb.org

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Jamendo a good Music Site


Creative Commons Licensing,

Thanks to CC we have a large selection of Music, Video and other Medias to choose from.

We can Mix, Transmit, share and copy a lot of the cc content, depending on the cc license on the material of course. One of the greatest music sites has sprung up in the midst of the creative commons revolution and it is Jamendo. At Jamendo artists can have a place to share their creations with the large listener community as well as the listener can download and enjoy a wide variety of music styles and genres. Another plus at Jamendo is the fact that it’s a multi lingual site with music to match. Great artists from all around the world have their music on Jamendo and more are joining every day. The best part is that Jamendo is completely free.

Visit http://www.jamendo.com

You can also listen to some of the artists found on Jamendo on RJB-Radio http://radio.rjbweb.org

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The Internet Archive


Have you ever looked for public domain videos or music files? Well if you have I found a pretty good site to get them from.

The Internet Archive has tons of Movies, TV shows, TV commercials, music and audio for you to choose from most of them being public domain.

Some examples are The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, Andy Griffith Show, The night of the living dead and Hercules (Movie).

The Internet Archive is basically a digital library of anything that can be in digital form and best of all it is free.

Visit the Internet Archive @ http://archive.org

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Civilwar – Watch Your Back


One of my favorite groups that I discovered on Jamendo is now in the final stages of making their new album. It will be a Complete Acoustic version and I will post it here as soon as they release it on Jamendo. Meantime Enjoy their first Album Watch Your Back
 
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About Creative Commons


The Creative Commons licenses enable copyright holders to grant some or all of their rights to the public while retaining others through a variety of licensing and contract schemes including dedication to the public domain or open content licensing terms. The intention is to avoid the problems current copyright laws create for the sharing of information.

The project provides several free licenses that copyright owners can use when releasing their works on the Web. It also provides RDF/XML metadata that describes the license and the work, making it easier to automatically process and locate licensed works. Creative Commons also provides a “Founders’ Copyright”[1] contract, intended to re-create the effects of the original U.S. Copyright created by the founders of the U.S. Constitution.

All these efforts, and more, are done to counter the effects of what Creative Commons considers to be a dominant and increasingly restrictive permission culture. In the words of Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons and former Chairman of the Board, it is “a culture in which creators get to create only with the permission of the powerful, or of creators from the past”.[2] Lessig maintains that modern culture is dominated by traditional content distributors in order to maintain and strengthen their monopolies on cultural products such as popular music and popular cinema, and that Creative Commons can provide alternatives to these restrictions.


For more info goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons

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More About Jamendo


Last time I wrote how RJB-Radio is always looking for new Artists and how you could submit music to Jamendo

Well here is a little about Jamendo So you know who and what I am talking about

Jamendo is a music platform and community combining:

Creative Commons/Free Art License licensed music
BitTorrent and eDonkey for full album downloads
Ogg Vorbis and MP3 encoded audio files
An integrated rating and recommendation system
Tags and reviews to discover artists
Voluntary donations to artists through PayPal
All music on Jamendo is free to download and licensed through one of several Creative Commons licenses or the Free Art License, making it legal to copy and share, as well as to modify and make commercial use of for some, depending on the license. Jamendo allows streaming of all of its thousands of albums in either Ogg Vorbis or MP3 format, and downloads through the BitTorrent and eDonkey networks.

According to one article on Jamendo’s business model,[1] Jamendo’s use of voluntary donations represents the first serious attempt for a file sharing site to provide a direct way to pay artists. In January 2007, Jamendo provided an advertising revenue sharing model for artists.[2] While sites such as YouTube are still implementing plans to offer artists a share of their advertising revenue, Jamendo claims to let artists keep 50% of the revenue generated and almost 100% of the donations that Jamendo visitors give, go to individual artists.

Based in Luxembourg, Jamendo is multilingual. While the website was primarily in French at first, there are now complete, official versions in English and German available as well, along with as of September 2006 incomplete versions of the site in Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Italian.

Visit Jamendo Now

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Featured Artist on RJB-Radio