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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Jah-vember 12, 2016: 8 down, 42 to go!

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Make America Green again

Greetings,

First re-cap after the election. I have been voting since 1984 and I can’t imagine two worse choices for President than what we got this go round: A greedy, law flaunting incompetent who helped ruin the other states in the Middle East George W didn’t destroy  versus a human Cheeto reality host. Ick.

The only good that came out of this election was this Nation dubbled the number of States that can re-assert mankind’s 8000 year connection to Jah’s wisdom weed. Three other states (including my homeland – Montana) approved Medical Marijuana.

A greener America: Marijuana’s big statement in Election 2016

Legalized: Collie-fornya, Jah-vada, Jah-suchusetts, Maine. (Arizona failed)

Medical MJ: Jah-rkansas, Jah-rida, Jah-tana, North Jah-kota

Jah-chigan’s legalization bid was yanked by an activist judge.

20% of this Nation now have benefitted from cannabis now.

  • In 2013 – 2 down, 48 to go!
  • In 2015 – 4 down, 46 to go!
  • In 2017 – 8 down, 42 to go!
  • In 2019 – ???

Maybe Obama will use an Executive Order and just legalize it everywhere. Finally some “Hope” for “Change” as he is packing up and moving out of the White House.

bless, robt

<8 down, 42 to go! 67 sec.>

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Come on Prez? You smoked it. Your dawta got busted smoking. Since Hillary went down in flames, here is your last chance for a legacy! LEGALIZE IT EVERYWHERE

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist: Jah-vember 12, 2016

Set 1:

  • The Heptones & Jah Lion – Mr. President; Turn and Fire (Anachron) ’77 Neth. vinyl – Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark production
  • Jah Shaka – Zulu Chalice Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 5 (Original) ’91 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Roy C & the Honey Drippers – Impeach the President; 12” (Tuff City) ’73 soul groover on honey colored wax: 2016 Election Set
  • Carlene Davis – Ism Schism; 7” (Sonic) no capitalism, socialism, racism, communism
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For we; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’83 UK dj duo
  • Papa Kojie & Blue Riddim – Nancy Reagan Re-election Remix; 12” (Ora International) ’85 LA
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Oops!

Set 2: 7 inch Jamaican Jukebox cannabis set

  • Peabody & Sherman – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (blank): Black Uhuru mashup Black Sabbath
  • Lincoln Grant – Marijuana; 7” (Big A)
  • Frankie Paul – Weed Without Seed; 7” (Techniques) Sinsemilla = weed without seed
  • Dawn & Christine – Free Marijuana; 7” (Thompson Sound) dawtas
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8 down, 42 to go!

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Here Comes the Judge; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) ’73 best of rare singles
  • Bunny Wailer – Dog War; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’90 – Toots Hibbert cover
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jamming + Version; Exodus (Deluxe Edition) ‘77

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Set 4:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture; a capella live (LKJ) ’93 Belgium poetry reading
  • Yellowman – Sensimilla; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz)
  • Sinead O’Connor – Y Mas Gan; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla)
  • Ethiopians – Slave Call; Slave Call (Heartbeat) ‘77
  • Anthony Johnson – Let Go This One; 12” (Greensleeves) ‘81
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UK dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Matumbi – Man in Me; Best of Matumbi (Trojan) ’74 Bob Dylan cover

<Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan finally accepts his prize>

  • Wayne Wade in Down in Iran; Poor and Humble (Live & Learn) ’82 DC
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwise + Confusion; Tracks (LKJ) ’91 UK: female dub poet
  • Righteous Vibes – Them Don’t KNow Love; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) UK
  • Willin Prophets – Tribute to McCartney; Resurrection (1U) ’87 LA
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Bob Dylan – Nobel Prize toker

Set 6:

  • Tchiya Amet – Tsalogi Thankful; Rise Again Truth (Milky Way) ’99 female
  • Black Survivors – Trim Your Lamp; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 UK
  • Johnny Clarke – Every Knee Shall Bow; 10″ (Glimmer) ’78
  • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock; Downbeat the Ruler (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7: Best of 27 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Burning Spear – He Prayed; Presenting (Studio One) ’73
  • Lacksley Castell – Black Sheep; Princess Lady (Negus Roots) ’83
  • Aisha – Hi-Tech; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88
  • Prince Lincoln Thompson – Natural Wild; Natural Wind (Orange Street) ’80 produced  by New Waver Joe Jackson

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Dawtas

  • Alpha & Omega – Respect to the Warrior; Legend of A & O (Dopic Sounds) 2006 Japanese best of from UK trance dub w/ female vox:
  • Dubblestandart feat. Noa More – Love Can Grow; Are you Experienced (Collision) 2006 Jah-stria
  • Samai Farah – Le Temps s’Immobilse; Samia Farah (Small) ’99 Fr.-Tunisian singer
  • Emperor’s New Clothes feat. Jenny Stancliffe – Tears Inside (Acid Jazz) ’95 UK
  • Jah Wobble feat. Natacha Atlas – Just a Prayer; Umbra Sumus (30 Hertz) ’98 UK

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist) Nov. 5 2016: Election Re-cap!

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Smile Jamaica News Service reports: “Ebola defeated Bubonic Plague in the 2016 Presidential Election”

Greetings,

I predicted this. President Donald J. Trump. 

I get together with some bredrins every Friday afternoon for bourbon and music sessions.

Of course politics are a common topic with my mates. My buddy Aquaboy, Sandroid turned Hillbot, was fairly cocky that the polls showed Hillary way ahead. Evan McMullin was gonna win Utah.

I would look over at my buddy Free-Mike and give him a cold stare and said, “When we meet next Friday, you will all be stunned.” Aquaboy would scoff. Who’s scoffing now?

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Or as Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan calls it: Snooze-weak

My main blog roll is the Libertarian site, Zerohedge. Run by Bulgarian hedgefunders who predicted the 2008 economic collapse and  theyrefuse to adhere to the usual corporate media consensus. They mercilessly mock the corporate media outlets.

Since I did political interviews, Radioactive 2003-2012, I am also a natural skeptic to corporate news:

  • CNN – The Clinton News Network
  • AP – Assimilated Presstitutes
  • NPR – Nationalist Propaganda Radio
  • MS-DNC
  • FUX News
  • Petroleum Bullshit Syndicate
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Michael Franti: Television…drug of the nation. Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

I’m all the way Alt-Left. So from my deep political reading, I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose all the Midwest states but Illinois and Minnesota.

When I would run into my Liberal friends who would greet my skepticism with, “Nate Silver has Hillary Clinton a 98% likely winner.” I would scoff. The polls were oversampling Democrats who are a much smaller voting bloc since Obama came in.

4.5 million Obama voters became Indedendent. Huge mid term losses in 2010 and 2014 told me the Midwest had abandoned the Democratic Party over economic inequality.

When I would have these conversations with my Liberal friends, they would respond, “Why are you supporting Donald Trump?”.

I knew that Hillary Clinton was going to lose for these 5 reasons

  1. Obama Fatigue – record inequality under his 8 years had Americans looking for a change at the top. Just like Obama won in part b/c of Bush Fatigue after his 8 years. Should have sent at least one banker to jail.
  2. Obama voters would not be Hillary voters. Obama was young and black with a Muslim name. That candidacy resonated with blacks and Hispanics. Hillary is old and white. So minority vote turnout was way down. 137,000 fewer votes cast in Detroit and 129,000 fewer votes in Milwaukee cost her Michigan and Wisconsin
  3. Millennials wanted Bernie. In the same way they came out for Obama they were YUUGE for Bernie Sanders.  When he was aced out, they went back to their undervoting tendency.
  4. Servergate/Wikileaks/Weinergate. At the end her untrustwory numbers were worse than Trump’s. In an emotions vs facts election, that was devastating for turnout and securing independent votes.
  5. Obamacare notices went out in mid-Octboer. Average increase? 24%. Trump wants to get rid of Obamacare. Hillary wanted to “improve it.” She couldn’t come out for single payer, so  if you had your policy cancelled and the new cost doubled (as happened to a classmate of mine in Montana), advantage Trump.
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Poli Sci classes will be studying the DNC campaign of Hillary Clinton for decades to come. How not to run a campaign lessons

I was wrong on 3 states:

  1. New Hampshire (for Trump) – I forgot they tend to be more conservative than their New England neighbors
  2. Colorado (for Hillary) – I thought the rural and military areas would reject the Dems.
  3. Nevada – I thought it would be Vegas for Hillary. Reno and the rest for Trump

I had a better result than Nate Silver!

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So called polling savant, Nate Silver: 0 for 3 lately: British elections, BREXIT, Pres. Trump

I voted for Jill Stein. And I was wrong on her. I lost a bet (to my Hillbot buddy Aquaboy, in fact), that Jill would get 4%. Not even close! See you in 2020, Doctor Jill!

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bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Nov. 5, 2016 – Annotated playlist w/ photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons; 84 sec.

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Set 1:

  • Triston Palma – Reggae Music Taking Over; Touch Me, Take Me (Abraham) ’82 Can. Vinyl
  • The Agrovators – Kaya Dub; Kaya Dub (Justice) ’78 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Peter Tosh – Here Comes the Sun; Honorary Citizen: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’71 George Harrison/Beatles cover
  • UB40 – Reefer Madness; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80 herbal instrumental
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. LKJ & the Dub Band – Miami Beach; Escape Artist (Columbia) ’81 feat. UK dub poet
  • King Kong – Legalize It; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Aisha – Glorify His Name; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK
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Dub album of the hour. Vinyl of course

Set 2:

  • Keith Richards – Love Overdue; Crosseyed Heart (Mindless/Republic) 2015: Gregory Isaacs cover
  • Gregory Isaacs & U Roy – Love Is Overdue; Love Is Overdue (Heartbeat) ’74 original
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Belly of de Beast; Belly of de Beast (Ariwa) UK mutant dub
  • Sister Nadia & Dubcreator – Deliver Us Jah; 10” (Asalah) 2006 Neth. Mutant dub
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Keith Richards does lovers rock

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27 Years

  • Prince Buster – Chubby; Original Golden Oldies (Melodisc) ’67 nyahbinghi style
  • Sophia George – Runnings Well Dread; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Aswad – Hey Jah Children; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80: UK movie on Caribbean diaspora
  • Earl Sixteen Daley & the Rockers All Stars – The Rastaman; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 Augustus Pablo prod’n
  • Sly & Robbie & the Revolutionaries – Rizzla Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 4 (Original) ‘76 Dub Album of the Hour
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Herbal dub of the hour

Set 4:

  • Sinead O’Connor – Throw Down Your Arms; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005 w/ Sly & Robbie: Burning Spear cover
  • Judah Eskender Tafari – Jah Light; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001
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Sly & Robbie pon the riddims

Set 5: 4:20 Vinyl is Vital set

<5 on the ballot to legalize the Seven Leaf; 11 sec.>

  • Tenastelin – The Anunnaki; 7” (Mascot) 

<UFO’s in the Bible and Sumerian Anunnaki – those whom came from the sky; 49 sec.>

  • Systemwide – Epic of Gilgamesh; Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival (BSI) 2002
  • Lee Perry & the White Belly Rats – Greetings; Panic in Babylon (DAMP) 2004: greetings from outerspace
  • Dennis Alcapone – The Sky’s the Limit (Flying Machine); Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ‘72
  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone.1 (Instinct) 2001 US more space chatter

<The story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu; 50 sec.>

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Sumerian demi-god Gilgamesh mourns the death of his bredrin Enkidu

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica 4:20 Election Report!

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9 down, 41 to go!

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Smile Jamaica 420 Election Report: 1 min. 50 sec.

Greetings,

  • 2013 – 2 down, 48 to go!
  • 2015 – 4 down, 46 to go!
  • 2017 – 9 down, 41 to go?
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I want you to legalize Jah’s Wisdom Weed!

In the win column:

  1. Colorado (2013)
  2. Washington (2013)
  3. Alaska (2015)
  4. Oregon (2015)
  5. Washington DC (2015)

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From NORML’s election 2016

5 states have Legalize/Regulate on the ballot:

  1. California
  2. Nevada
  3. Arizona
  4. Massuchusetts
  5. Maine

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4 states have Medical Marijuana:

  1. Arkansa
  2. Florida
  3. Montana
  4. North Dakota
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My home state: Polling – 45 Yes, 51 No

3 States had their Marijuana Bills voided by State Courts:

  1. Michigan (Legalizaiton)
  2. Missouri  (Medical)
  3. Oklahoma (Medical)
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Michigan voters: screwed over

Recent Poll information:

  • Collie-fornya (Prop 64): Adult use of Marijuana Act: 52 Yes, 41 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Jah-vada (Question 2) Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative: 53 Yes, 41 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Jah-rizona (Prop 205) Arizona Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act: 50 Yes; 40 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Jah-suchusetts (Question 4): The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act: 55 Yes, 40 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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  • Maine (Question 1): Marijuana Legalization Act: 53 Yes, 38 No (SMILE JAMAICA: puff puff PASSES!)

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If I get to say, “9 down, 41 to go! on the Nov. 12 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive, I will celebrate with a 4:20 Hemp for Victory Special: 3 hours of 420!

Think good thoughts and despite our choice between Ebola and Bubonic Plague, we must end the prohibition on Jah’s Wisdom Weed!

Words of Wisdom

Selah, robt

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Is it Lesser of Two Evils? Or, Evil of Two Lessers?