(31 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 3, 2009 Why I Appreciate Atheists
I not only appreciate Atheists, but I also admire them for their character and bravery. I admire them for their thinking skills and their sense of honesty.
(16 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 30, 2009 American Southwest Geoglyphs--a Message to Ancient UFO Visitors?
Certainly the native peoples of the southwest didn't have craft to see the Intaglios. But, maybe they were signaling those that could see their art. Many Native tribes have stories of their star origins. Possibly these supposed "myths" have some connection to the truth of ancient interactions from star visitors.
SHARE Thursday, March 25, 2010 Hannity's Hoaxes: The Uncharitable Scamming of the Gullible
It is certainly shameful that a great deal of the money generated for Hannity's charity actually goes for consultants and expenses. But what is even more shameful is that the very policies that Hannity and the other clownish right wing radio talkers advocate have contributed so much suffering of the Veterans and their families.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 28, 2010 US Marine: I will Fight American Civilians
For well over a decade the American military has been engaging in training exercises in US cities. The Military claims it is preparing for wars in cities because that is where the wars will be fought. They are almost certainly correct. But there is likely something more going on with these war simulations.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Congressman Ron Paul "Anti Semitic" for Questioning
What is wrong with Ron Paul?
First, he tells us that the Federal Reserve is a private institution that should be audited and now he tells us this way out 'Jew hating' theory that people that are occupied and bombed will strike back.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 6, 2008 The Beauty Way
The Spirit of the Navajo Embraces the Truth
(19 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 26, 2009 A Cosmic Religion of the Future
In this coming cycle of humanity, there needs to be a spirituality that fits our minds as well as our hearts. A spirituality that doesn't ask us to abandon wisdom and understanding in favor of rituals, traditions, and routine.
(22 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Breaking Through the Monkey Mind by Cultivating our Infinite Buddha Mind
There is a greater mind out there that we all share in. It has been called the Infinite Buddha Mind. Some might call it God, but that term has certain connotations that may limit an understanding of it. It is a mind not outside ourselves, but it is the foundation of our very selves.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 2, 2010 Ireland's Blasphemy Law a Blasphemous Mislead
A blasphemy law is blasphemous to the wonderful ideas and ideals that arose during the Enlightenment and blasphemous to the democratic tradition and principles proclaimed (but not often practiced) here in the West.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 13, 2010 Forget 2012: The Real Bomb Hits 2011 Warns TARP Watchdog
The final result from the final economic hit in 2011 is that there will be little or no public institutions and the mass slavery to the Big Banks and their enforcement arm, the Federal Reserve, will be complete.
(13 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 21, 2009 "Sick Puppies"-- The Bush Family and the American Malady
As in the case with so many of history's sicko leaders, like Hitler, Stalin, etc., the question is not that a person and family sometimes are quite twisted. But the question is how these 'sickos' are able to capture the public's imagination and rise to great power in their countries.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Heyoka's Guide to Earthly Living
Now that society has crashed from the abuses and excesses of living in greed and implementing terror for power we need the rise of the Heyoka Spirit.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Why I Learned to Love Socialism
There are numerous reasons for loving European Socialism, and it all has to do with it raising the quality of life of the citizens. European Socialism is one highly workable and humane example of Socialism.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 23, 2010 In Memory of Malcolm X
The life and legacy of Malcolm X is one of integrity and courage. The courage to stand up to oppression and to live a life of integrity.
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 9, 2009 "Free Trade" Destroying Amazon Rain Forest and Killing Indigenous People
We have seen how globalization has wrecked the US and world economies. Obviously, trade is beneficial and helpful but there needs to be "fair trade" that makes it a win/win situation for all participants. Instead, we have "free trade" that exploits people and resources with little or no democratic governmental oversight. Most often the poor suffer the most.
(14 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 29, 2009 The Great Peacemaker's Thunder Message
Dekanawida has passed on but his spirit remains in this great land. We are now living in troubled times and the message of the Great Peacemaker is more important than ever.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 9, 2010 Fighting for the Soul of Tiger Woods
Mr. Hume would have us believe that the over 2 billion Christians in the world are somehow special when it comes to the sins of the flesh.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 5, 2009 The Hidden Life and Its Healing Medicine Power
That is the Thunder message for humanity. Be still and open your hearts and minds. You will discover a love that will not only heal yourselves but will ultimately be the healing of this world.
(23 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 12, 2009 Americans are Mentally Goosestepping to Another War
I remember watching films of Adolf Hitler when I was young and seeing the German army goosestepping and the overjoyed Germans worshiping their Fuhrer. I remember thinking "how could people be like that stupid?"
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 12, 2009 All War is a Crime and There are No "Good Wars"
As long as people believe in "good wars" then they will be doomed to face the evils of war. There are no good wars and all war is a crime. Unless most of the world's population begin to look at war itself as a crime against humanity, we will be doomed to continue in an endless round of wars for good causes. (Editor note--timely although late to post on OEN)
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 30, 2009 Jesus a Spirit Talker: Healing Through the Holy Spirit
Jesus was quoted as saying, "If these keep silence, the stones will cry out." (Lk. 19.40) Jesus had such a profound connection to the spirit of all life that he even knew that stones and minerals sing and have a life. The medicine healers of the tribes, like Jesus, know that there is the spirit life in all things.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 21, 2010 A Sure Shot for Jesus--Removing Blind Spots
I am not sure what the meaning behind the bible codes on the high powered rifle sights. But I guess that the company putting them there must think it will help make the shooter a better shot. Or perhaps the company thinks that it will give the shooters more comfort in their holy work.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, February 1, 2010 The New Progressive, Eco-Friendly Bin Laden
In some surreal Madison Avenue Edward Bernays style of advertising campaign, Bin Laden has become a spokesman for Progressive and Environmental ideas and causes. He is being used by the Military Industrial Complex to negatively brand Progressive-ism and Environmentalism with Terrorism.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 16, 2010 The 'Invisible' Black Atheist
Wright and others argue that embracing the religion of the oppressors has led to a mindset of oppression. Thus, accepting the slave master's paradigm of reality has led to invisible chains of social, political, and economic injustice. Christianity is merely a tool to continue the oppression.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Was the Iraq War 'a Horrible Mistake'?
The Iraqi war is now being made to appear as a bumbling bloody mistake when in fact there was no bumbling involved. It was no mistake from the perspective of the financial and corporate elite and their 'war criminal' political puppets.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 19, 2009 The Good News of Economic Collapse
Amid the terrible economic news there was a bright spot in the economic collapse. A beaver was sighted in the Detroit River for the first time in 75 Years.
SHARE Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Haiti Relief Supplies Sit at Airport--Why?
This lack of an effective aid response seems eerily reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina here in the US when supplies and manpower were not mobilized to save lives in New Orleans.
What is even more amazing is that President Obama has tapped former President George W. Bush to help with the Haiti relief effort.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Bodhi Bit--Karma is Not a Cosmic Retribution System
The concept of Karma is a way to help us understand that our past thoughts, words, and deeds will have an effect but it is not the sole determinant of our Lives. Instead, we are in deep communion with all of life. We are in fact a community of being under an illusion of an individual identity.
(24 comments) SHARE Friday, March 27, 2009 How Much Does it Take to be Happy?
Americans require a lot to be happy and yet they are not that happy. But other countries and regions don't require a lot and are as happy or happier.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Bush was a Symptom of an Assault on Consciousness
Americans talk of freedom all of the time. But until they begin to free their own minds then there will never be much freedom in a land controlled and manipulated by the dark forces of Empire.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 7, 2009 Fed up with the 'Fed'?
Today, it is clear that we have few politicians that care enough for America or the American people to strike at the Federal Reserve. So the American people have to demand that the Federal Reserve is abolished. Just getting rid of Bernanke will not do anything.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, June 15, 2009 VP Biden: We Were too Stupid about the Economy
Most Americans are getting tired of this pretend game of "we were just too stupid to know." These people running the country aren't stupid and they do know, but unfortunately they just don't care about the American people unless we make them care.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 30, 2009 The Global Pandemic Coincidence
I guess I am cynical or a bit conspiratorial but when there is money to be made, goals to be met, and greater power to be gained then I have little trust in the present killing machine that runs much of the world.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 9, 2010 The Economy is a Disaster
Someday things will likely get bad enough that people will no longer be able to take the lies of the government and their lap dog accomplices in the managed media.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 1, 2009 Let's Now Have Capitalism with a Human Face?
The Military Industrial Empire that has established global control based on the domination of markets and countries through a combination of military might and fascist capitalism is presently on the ropes.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 30, 2009 The Bodhisattva's Vow: Moving Past the Prison of the 'Self'
To the Occidental mind, this present life is really all there is. There may be a judgment and then an eternal heaven or damnation or there may be nothing after death, depending on whether that mind has a scientific or religious bent. But from an oriental perspective, this is only one of many lives.
(30 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 12, 2009 Are We All Socialists Now?
In a true socialist system the banks would be nationalized and the corporate interests would not control the economy and foreign policy.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Bodhi Bits: Where do You Live In Your Mind?
No matter how we have lived our lives we can "open the gates of heaven" in this very moment by changing the focus in our minds.We can begin to form a Heavenly mental habit.
(14 comments) SHARE Friday, July 17, 2009 Bodhi Bit--Instant Karma?
When we develop a certain level of consciousness we become more aware of the fruit of our consciousness acting in our lives and some call that instant Karma.
(19 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Bodhi Bit--The Shadow
Being human is Being a Hypocrite. Morality is a capricious fiance, we want to marry her but we can never live with her. Moralists must live in the hell of their own condemnations.
(54 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 12, 2009 Bodhi Bit--Christ Consciousness
Many think that adopting a heart and mind similar to Jesus or the Buddha is unattainable. For sure it is rare when people attain such levels of compassion and understanding. But the message of Jesus and the Buddha was to have people rise to that level of being that brings great joy and wholeness (holiness) into their lives and into the world.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, February 6, 2009 Understanding America: Nearly Half of us are Crazy
The way things work here in America is that you have nearly half of the population that feel it is just plain wrong to give any government money to anyone but to the rich and the corporate elite.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 4, 2008 WWJD
There is No Longer Any Question
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 4, 2009 More on Akwesasne Mohawk Peace Caravan Protest
The Mohawk people and their numerous supporters should be applauded for standing up for peace, in the spirit of the Great Peacemaker and according to their constitution, the Kaianereh'ko:wa/Great Law.
(13 comments) SHARE Friday, May 1, 2009 Obama Says Waterboarding Torture--Now What?
According to the Nuremberg Principles, a set of guidelines on what constitutes a war crime, acts of torture authorized by government officials demands international justice.
(14 comments) SHARE Friday, January 9, 2009 Make Obama Do It
President-Elect Obama Offers a Way to Real Change
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 9, 2010 CEO Creep: 1300 Violations a Part of Running a Mine that Killed 25 Workers
CEO Blankenship is a true believer in God. That gives him the right to endanger his workers, endanger coal communities, and endanger the planet to amass his ungodly wealth. He will praise Jesus and live lavishly and comfortably, knowing that the most that is likely to happen to him is that Massey Energy will pay another fine for the deaths of the miners. Just like he had to do in the past.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 18, 2008 Bush Tours Disaster Area
"The Nightmare is Almost, You Know, Over," Bush Reassures Survivors. See this Onion News Network VIDEO.
SHARE Thursday, December 17, 2009 The Rise of Robots, What Would the Buddha Think?
As humanity takes control of its own evolution man and machine will likely evolve into a cybernetic organism. But no matter how we evolve in the future, there will still be as much need for ethics and compassion.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 22, 2009 Taxpayers Should Reward Gaming Industries--Win or Lose
I stand with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in asking that the federal government do more to help casinos tap into the stimulus money. After all, look at what the federal government has done to help other institutions that engage in gambling.
SHARE Tuesday, April 6, 2010 The Passion of the Pope: Propaganda and Blame Games
According to the Pope's personal preacher Father Raniero Cantalamessa, in a Good Friday Sermon, the Pope is suffering like that of Jews enslaved and gassed in Nazi work camps or tortured during the inquisitions.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 15, 2008 "Bad Apples"
Writer Grant Lawrence asserts that all Americans share in the blame for "the terrible and sordid activities of the Bush Administration." [Ed]
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 10, 2009 "The Situation Could Not Be More Serious"
I agree with the President that the situation is terrible. Unfortunately, I don't think Mr. Obama's remedy is going to save the economy.
SHARE Monday, August 31, 2009 Bodhi Bit--Contemplating Death
If we take a few moments to contemplate our own deaths, it can have a way to bring us quickly back into reality. A few moments thinking about how, like a firefly flashing about on a warm summer's night, our lives are very short in time will appropriately rock our world.
SHARE Wednesday, February 10, 2010 How to Have Peace
A mind centered in the reality and awareness of existence, transformed from mindfulness and meditation, will realize that peace is something that can arise in ourselves so that we can work to help manifest it in the world.