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Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org.
Educated to be an astrophysicist, he has branched out from there to mathematical modeling in a variety of areas, including evolutionary ecology and economics. He has taught mathematics, statistics, and physics at several universities. He is an avid amateur pianist, and father of two adopted Chinese girls, now grown. He travels to Beijing each year to work with a lab studying the biology of aging. His book on the subject is "Cracking the Aging Code", http://tinyurl.com/y7yovp87.


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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 1, 2019
Twitter Bans The Donald "President" Trump's twitter account has been deleted, including past history that goes back to 2009, when the account was opened. Twitter spokesperson April Asina announced yesterday that the social media giant was taking the next step in helping the unwashed masses to separate Gospel from Heresy.
(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Cold Fusion: Tangible Hope in an Age of Despair Dismissed by mainstream scientists, denied funding and space in the scientific journals, Cold Fusion has occupied a scientific backwater for 23 years. Meanwhile, demonstrations have been repeated again and again, a great deal of know-how has been acquired and shared over the internet. The scientists who stuck with it have been vindicated, and once again people are saying that a solution to pressing global crises is at hand.
Earthquake Map, 1904 to date, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2018
Artificial Earthquakes There has been a statistical rise in the global incidence of earthquakes in the last 15 years, compared to the historic average rate. Earthquakes have occurred in places where there is no underground faults or other reason to expect a high seismic risk. This has been the era of fracking in the US. But this is unlikely to explain the most violent quakes. The only man-made forces that could trigger them are nuclear bombs.
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(64 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2009
New Scientific Study: Smoking Gun Evidence of 9/11 Explosives in WTC Dust A new article in the Open Chemical Physics Journal details chemical evidence from the 9/11 dust of thermite cutting charges.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 24, 2011
PayPal cuts off Bradley Manning Legal Defense; Backs Off under Grass Roots Pressure PayPal froze the account of the Bradley Manning Support Network, a group raising funds for the legal defense of alleged Wikileaks source Pfc. Manning has been held without charge or trial in solitary confinement for 8 months. The Defense Fund is trying to get him a hearing. PayPal claimed their action had nothing to do with politics, but after receiving thousands of calls and emails, they have re-opened the account.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 16, 2017
Daily Inspiration — Suppressed Science Science has become an institution. Institutions are conservative. Science is sick. We have mountains of new data, but no new paradigms. If paradigm-breaking results can't be published, science will lose its credibility.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
(45 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Chemical Traces of High Explosives in WTC Debris A new article in a journal of environmental science describes chemical evidence that the World Trade Center towers were demolished not by fires but by high-explosives and thermal beam-cutter charges.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 19, 2009
Madoff : the Story behind the Story Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen has pieced together a plausible story about the larger scandal behind Madoff's hedge fund. It involves a giant casino project for Manhattan and links the judge who will decide Madoff's prison sentence
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2009
Author of 9/11 Commission Report: Don't Believe Us Review: The Ground Truth by John Farmer In recent public opinion surveys, roughly half the country believes the official account of what occurred on 9/11/2001 to be substantially true, and half is skeptical. Apparently John Farmer, the man who penned the official 9-11 Commission Report in 2003, is in the latter group.
KIM DOTCOM SETH RICH WIKILEAKS TESTIMONY BLOCKED BY CLINTON VOTERS: Slate Hit Piece Comical What are the conspiracy theorist .botched robbery. people afraid of, From YouTubeVideos
(154 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 26, 2017
Please Don't Read About the Seth Rich Murder Everyone from the New York Times to Fox News is telling us, "Don't pay any attention to the Seth Rich case." So please don't read this article. And if you do read it, don't follow up or try to learn more. And whatever you do, please don't talk to anyone else about it.
(40 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 14, 2012
9/11 Truth in the WSJ? Surprisingly, the Wall St Journal's Market Watch page has published two articles from an international commission of conspiracy theorists on the subject of 9/11.
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2012
A Cure-all for the Financial Ills of our time? There were 2 visions expressed at this weekend's first convention of the Public Banking Inst. The 1st is the very practical idea that states and cities around America could be rescued from insolvency if they had their own banks, instead of relying on commercial banks to borrow money through bonds. The 2nd is the radically subversive idea that our present system for creating money could be replaced by one that serves the people
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 2, 2010
Who is rigging our elections? Clues from Massachusetts. A new analysis demonstrates convincingly that in the special election for Ted Kennedy's "60th Senate seat", the vote count was skewed to give the victory to the Republicans. Both the "Liberal media" and the Democratic candidate herself appear to be complicit in corrupting the vote count.
From flickr.com/photos/11121568@N06/4121423119/: Crime Scene, From Images
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 22, 2016
Intro to Election Theft in America Are votes in American elections being counted fairly? In an open democracy, this should not be a question for forensic science, but in 21st century America, it is just that. The US is unique in the developed world in counting votes with proprietary software, not open to inspection. There is stiff resistance to checking ballots with human eyes. So we gather statistics & anecdotes to guess whether vote counts are fair. Part 1/4.
Series: Election Theft in America (4 Articles, 9374 views)
Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tomorrow's Anti-Aging Treatment, Available Today A new company is leapfrogging over the time-consuming process of testing and regulatory approval, and offering the best-established and most promising experimental anti-aging technologies in the near future. This is a new vision for combining research with treatment, for treating diseases that have no proven therapies, and for aging itself.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 12, 2014
Three-day Fast: Day 4 Last week, an article about the cell biology of fasting made headlines in the science news press. Valter Longo cites evidence that a 3-day fast can rejuvenate our immune systems, with broad anti-aging benefits. 4 or 5 days may be better yet.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2010
10-2-10 : Report on the Rally Hundreds of thousands rallied in Washington today. It was a start.
Princeton Prof Andrew Appel, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 22, 2016
Stories of Election Theft There have been some cases where a smoking gun appeared - usually an insider who blew the whistle. 4 examples: Clint Curtis was hired to write a "back door" into voting machine software. A Diebold computer file named "Rob Georgia" was left unprotected on their web site. SoS Ken Blackwell hired Bush's computer guru to allow White House staff to change Ohio votes. Al Greene came from nowhere to win Dem nomination for SC Senate.
Series: Election Theft in America (4 Articles, 9374 views)
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Obama worked for the CIA Your assignment, sir, should you choose to accept it, is to take the radical anti-democratic program of the Bush Republicans and give it the imprimatur of the Eastern Intellectual Establishment.
you_are_here_galaxy, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 23, 2017
Daily Inspiration — Life is older than we are Life is much older than the Earth, older than the solar system, probably older than the Milky Way galaxy. We are only the latest upstarts in a universe that has been sewn-through with life for more billions of years than the Earth has been in existence.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
Is this the source of the virus that has turned the world on its head?, From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2020
Did the Coronavirus Come from a Lab? There is substantial (not conclusive) scientific evidence for a laboratory origin of COVID-19 that is being suppressed both in the MSM and in the scientific literature. Blanket denials are not persuasive.
Series: Origin of COVID (2 Articles, 4590 views)
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 5, 2016
Has Assange been Abducted by CIA? Assange has not been seen in public for a 7 weeks. A raid on the Ecuadorian Embassy where he has been 4 years in refuge was reported in mid-October. Rumors have been growing that he is in CIA custody. We at OEN don't know what to believe, but we think this topic bears investigation.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 26, 2013
Show-me State Endorses Cold Fusion Our world is so full of disasters waiting to happen. Here's the opposite: a godsend to which we may wake up one day soon. Cold fusion works, but it's still too touchy and unreliable for commercial use. A ragtag army of experimenters around the world is searching for ways to turn it on and off.
Half a Million Brits Protest Slashed Services, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Half a Million Protestors on the Streets of London; Silence in the US Media In Britain as in the US, an economic crisis that was caused by rogue bankers is being used as an excuse to slash public services, even as the Wall St thugs get bailed out at public expense. The British government has announced massive cuts in government services and employment. In response, 500,000 people flooded into the streets this weekend, in a protest march. Have you read anything about it, or seen it on TV?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Can Telomerase Therapies help us Live Longer? Individual cells keep track of generations with the length of their chromosome tails, called telomeres. Cell aging has been linked to human aging, and telomere extension shows great promise as an anti-aging therapy. Cyclo-astragenol might be the best treatment currently available, though it is expensive and not as potent as we would like. Data about telomeres and life extension is still preliminary.
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(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Wuhan Epidemic: The Need for a REAL Investigation It looks as though someone is trying to scare us, but it's difficult to know who is behind this most recent epidemic--or if it is just the random mutation that MSM news reports make it out to be.
Statue of Liberty, From ImagesAttr
(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 17, 2014
Yes, We Have No Democracy Thom Hartmann has it right: Government in the USA is no longer responsive to the will of the people. But his focus on money in politics is misdirected, distracting attention from factors that are more important, more shocking, less discussed. There are six reasons our democracy is broken, and only two of them can be discussed in polite society.
A Glance Behind the Curtain, From ImagesAttr
(163 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 6, 2018
What is true? How can we know? 9/11 Truth? Cold fusion? HAARP? Pizzagate? The purpose of this article is to propose a loose research consortium, a forum within which we might share sources, explain why we believe what we believe, and change one another's minds.
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 4, 2011
Kucinich: End the Fed & Create Full Employment The Founders did not intend for America to be run by big banks and Wall Street. The Constitution put the ability to create money in the hands of Congress. The Fed took away that power in 1913. We need to get that power back to invest in our economy, to create jobs, to put America back to work, to rebuild America without going into debt. We must reclaim our destiny by reclaiming control over the money system.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2014
Symposium on the JFK Assassination: Day One The JFK assassination fundamentally changed American politics. Presidents from LBJ through Obama have understood that they serve at the pleasure of the CIA, and demands placed on them have been increasingly audacious and destructive. Kreig goes further to assert that every recent presidential candidate (both parties) has been pre-vetted, trained and promoted by the CIA.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 31, 2008
Conspiracy Theorist! Two computer experts who have been Bush insiders have now come forward with details about how Republicans have stolen elections. They are Mike Connell and Stephen Spoonamore. Where are the headlines?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 22, 2013
Open Letter to ACLU Director Anthony Romero The Obama Admin has continued and intensified Bush's war against truth. They have murdered Al Jazeera reporters with drones, prosecuted whistleblowers. Gary Webb and Aaron Swartz are dead. Assange is functionally a prisoner. Bradley has been tortured 3 years. Barret Brown is jailed for posting a link in a chat room. Homeland Security has broken the back of Occupy with "cognitive infiltration" tactics We need ACLU!
Wigs for Lawyers, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 17, 2019
Before the 13th Amendment, there was the 13th Amendment "If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or eith
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(76 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2020
Common Sense and Public Health Twice before in my lifetime, major changes in government and public policy and ultimately in my own life and my community were premised on a staged event that was reported without questioning by American print and broadcast media. They were in Dealy Plaza, 1963, and lower Manhattan, 2001. I believe that we are in the midst of the third such event.
robotic-pets-may-replace-real-ones, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 10, 2018
Daily Inspiration — Artificial Intelligence: A Reality Check In this month's Atlantic, Douglas Hofstadter does a thorough (and amusing) job of illustrating the difference between symbol manipulation and understanding. The reason that Google Translate is useful is not that it produces even workmanlike translations, but that we supply human intelligence at the back end to make sense of its output.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 24, 2019
After Capitalism: The Gift Economy but in every place where UBI has been tried, people become more productive, more creative, kinder, more community-minded. They will plant gardens and learn to play the guitar, volunteer at children's hospitals and design murals. Citizen scientists and citizen journalists are born. Violent behaviors decline. Rates of accidents and disease drop through the floor. This is our future, and it can't come too soon.
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(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 14, 2017
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Scientific Worldview Nineteenth Century science spawned a sterile, disconnected world-view based on reductionism, and an objective reality of independent particles. This science was shattered by 20th Century quantum physics, but the world-view remains today, the basis of capitalism, of technology, and even the way we think of ourselves in relation to community.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2007
The Pivotal Ohio vote in 2004: Who did the counting? Election night 2004. Despite trashed registrations, voter intimidation, and selective machine shortages, it looks as though Kerry will still beat Bush in Ohio, and assume the presidency. There is only one thing left to do. The job of counting votes is 'redirected' from the computer designated by the Ohio Dept of State to a computer run by the RNC - the same computer on which White House emails are protected from Congress' eyes
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 12, 2011
"Skeptics" for 9/11 Orthodoxy The proper subject of this Tenth Anniversary retrospective ought to be a call for open and independent investigation, so that the diverse tools and brains of science can be recruited for illumination of the defining political event of the last decade.
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(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 9, 2013
Market Manipulation to Prop up the Dollar: How Long can it Continue? Even as the Fed has printed trillions of new dollars, they have kept the dollar's value from plummeting by manipulating the futures market. Using dollars to keep the value of the dollar up would seem to violate basic economic principles. It does, and it is like a chain letter or pyramid scheme that cannot continue forever.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Is Fauci a War Criminal? The charge is very specific. The evidence is published where anyone can see it. Fauci's agency funded research designed to make a bat virus able to infect humans, and this violates the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989.
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(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Microsoft's Frank Clegg Warnings on our 5G Future The telecom industries have captured the FCC and control it without question. No tests of safety have been performed, and none have been planned, yet tens of billions of dollars have already been invested, and much more is planned.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Wounded Knee and the Fourth Amendment A personal experience this week that opened my eyes to the sophistication of speech-recognition software, and the link between corporate and political intelligence.
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(49 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 11, 2019
Tulsi’s Brilliant 9/11 Gambit This country desperately needs 9/11 truth in order to stop endless wars and restore constitutional rights. But 9/11 truth has been so stigmatized by our two political parties and the MSM, that anyone who is even associated with Truthers is easily dismissed as a deluded "conspiracy theorist". Enter Tulsi Gabbard, Major in the Army Reserve, lifelong Democrat, presidential candidate with a point of entry to break the deadlock
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(67 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 21, 2020
It's Over A picture is worth a thousand words. Why are new restrictions coming down from government at all levels? Why are schools balking at re-opening in the fall? Why are we wearing masks in the supermarket? Why aren't we running out in the streets to hug one another in gratitude and relief?
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 5, 2020
Don't Get Any Ideas: World's Largest Labor Strike Unreported by MSM The largest protest in the history of the world took place in India on Nov 26. 250 million workers marched for security, food, and pay. This isn't being covered anywhere in the MSM. Are they afraid that American workers might emulate Indians? Rising expectations are more contagious than COVID.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2020
Clever Hans in Miniature No one imagined that an insect could be trained to do arithmetic. Conventional thinking tells us that there is a deal of hive intelligence governing collective behaviors, but individual bees are too simple to do anything but respond to stimuli. A bee's brain has about a millionth the complexity of a mammal's.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
NGC 6946: The 'Fireworks Galaxy', From NasaPhotos
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 28, 2018
Science advances; the scientific world-view remains stuck What has become entrenched as the "scientific world-view" is the foundation of our secular values and reasoning. For those of us without a religious tradition, it is the basis of our ideas about how the world works and who we are. But in what sense is the "scientific world-view" scientific? It grew out of 19th Century science, and has never been updated. It is no longer compatible with known science.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 20, 2019
Applied Parapsychology The picture was chosen by chance from two possible pictures, and, as frequently happens with such experiments, the students' descriptions fit better with the picture that they were actually to be shown than the one they would never be shown (even though at the time they were describing the picture, they had not yet seen it).
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Daily Inspiration — Quantum Physics and The Core of Who We Are There is no room for mind in 19th Century physics, but there is an explicit place for mind in quantum physics. So why are we still working with an understanding in which our world is dead, our brains are meat computers and consciousness is an illusion?
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 7, 2018
What is true? Follow up and next steps Of all the areas of disinformation, lack of coverage, and government cover-ups, UFOs / ETs are the most egregious and the most consequential. This should be a prime area for independent research.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 11, 2019
Frontiers in physics—the Forest and the Trees When we think of the frontiers in quantum physics, the examples that come to mind are the Higgs boson and the quest to populate the particle zoo at the limit of very rare, very heavy, very short-lived particles. But there's another physics frontier, one that is hardly recognized. It is the quantum mechanics of many-particle systems. It is understudied because the calculations are ridiculously difficult.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 16, 2013
Invasion of Syria: following a plan laid out in 2001 We are told that America has a "peacekeeping" role in Syria, and that Pres Assad is a rogue criminal. Three things I've read this week suggest that this war was planned and prepared in 2001, that Obama and Bush were both just puppets following through on policies made by a shadow government that took over after 9/11, and that the "news" we hear now is nothing more than PR that is supposed to help us swallow this abomination.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Moving on from the expectation that we have a democracy They're not going to let Bernie anywhere near the White House, and the sooner we stop fretting about it, the sooner we can begin to refocus on the kinds of education and organizing that need to be done. These are not about Sanders, and they're not about any candidate. They're about the structure of the system that has been captured by Capitalist thugs. Time to move on.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 17, 2010
BP is Bankrupt. Nationalize BP. It is absurd to apply standards of moral responsibility to corporate behavior. President Obama's show of anger and CEO Tony Hayward's display of attrition must be seen as public relation ploys. The proper remedy is for the Federal government to take charge of cleanup, applying an effort commensurate with the damage. BP's assets, and control of its corporate HQ, should be seized to pay for the effort.
Disinformation: How it works
When the MSM fails to persuade and loses the trust of the people, it attacks the sources of news the people DO trust., From GoogleImages
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 28, 2016
Fake News and OpEd News None of us can decide what is true, but maybe all of us can. The Mainstream Media, having squandered their right to define our reality, wants their monopoly back. The future of news is bottom-up journalism by a swarm of investigative reporters.
Nikola Tesla, with his equipment, From ImagesAttr
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2018
Daily Inspiration — A Rational Model for Science Funding Doesn't Work The problem with science research today is that everyone wants to fund the next Einstein, and no one wants to fund a thousand crackpots whose ideas will lead only to dead ends--but none among us is smart enough to tell the difference. We have to give up on the idea that we can manage research the way we manage an efficient business.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 26, 2020
Money Story I can't say that I've outgrown the magical thinking of Prosperity Consciousness, but I've adopted a more generalized and amorphous belief that my needs will be provided.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 26, 2020
Biden has a "Me, Too" problem

Katie Halpern of Rolling Stone has released a full interview wih Tara Reade, who tells of being sexually assaulted by Joe Biden when she worked in his Senate office as a young graduate in 1993. Reade began to tell her story last Spring and she was ridiculed and ostracized by DNC allies in the media. Recently, she tried again at Time's Up, but they expressed concern that Biden had the power to threaten their tax exemption.

Cracking the Aging Code, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 23, 2016
Fundamental Shift in the Science of Aging This week, a major new book was released by OEN Senior Editor Josh Mitteldorf. Mitteldorf exposes a fundamental misunderstanding in the scientific/medical community about AGING, why we age, and the evolutionary meaning of aging. The implications for medical science are deep. There are also repercussions for evolutionary biology and even for politics and for our human relationship to the world. This is a free preview.
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 18, 2020
Covid an American Bioweapon or a Chinese Bioweapon? Or Both? There is a plausible story about a Chinese origin for COVID. There is an equally plausible story about an American origin. The two stories can't both be true.
Series: Origin of COVID (2 Articles, 4590 views)
Figure 1 is a bar chart showing percent change in age-adjusted death rates for the selected causes of death between 2000 and 2010., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Book Review: The End of Alzheimer's It's not a cure, in the sense of a pill that someone with AD can take and get his brain working again. But Dr Bredesen's Protocol has had some spectacular successes with people who are pretty far along the path to oblivion, restoring their ability to function, returning them to their homes and their jobs. Bredesen says "the end" because there is no longer any need for anyone to suffer symptoms of AD. If started early, his prog
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(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2020
The Last Time the World Ended I've told pieces of this story before but it takes a long time and a lot of processing to let the message in. It upends our view of who we are and where we came from.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
good-samaritanbyaimemorotlebon, From Images
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 24, 2017
Daily Inspiration — Angels come in many forms A teenager with a backpack took a few minutes out of his day to rescue a woman contemplating suicide. Then he put his backpack back on and got on the subway.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 23, 2020
Biology is not Physics What sort of science would it take to know how neurons fire, hearts beat, and grasses grow?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 4, 2009
Torture continues at US prisons in Afghanistan Torture by US military continues in Afghanistan, at a site specifically exempted from a Presidential order to shut down torture sites earlier this year.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 13, 2020
What No One has Told You about your Aging Body Here's the long and the short of it: The body knows how to be young. It knows how to be old. The body can be any age it decides to be. The body doen't wear out like an old car or a washing machine with leaky gaskets. The life cycle is programmed into us.
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 10, 2016
Electronic Vote Theft, 2016 Edition There are preliminary indications that this week's election was stolen on behalf of The Donald and The Senate Republicans. This is the consensus of a loose group of election integrity activists with whom I have been connected since the (clearly stolen) 2004 election.
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(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 3, 2016
Super Tuesday: Who Really Won? Exit polls and patterns of vote statistics suggest that Sanders did better with the voters than with the vote counters. Twelve years ago, there were statistical checks that the alert citizen (with a little statistics background) might use to check on the accuracy of the vote count. But most independent checks on the accuracy of the vote count have been hidden from the public in recent years.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 15, 2019
Yonaguni and Machu Picchu Evidence from two different regions of the world points to an advanced civilization destroyed by a cataclysm at the end of the last ice age, 12,800 years ago. There are fine stone carvings under the sea between Taiwan and Japan (after sea level rose when glaciers melted). And there is larger and finer stone work underneath the Inca construction at Machu Picchu.
Ghost Boy, From FlickrPhotos
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Daily Inspiration — Suggestive of Reincarnation Dr Ian Stevenson, born 99 years ago on Halloween, was head of psychiatry at UVA. He traveled the world for 40 years interviewing children who claimed to remember another life, and wrote 16 books and hundreds of articles detailing over 10,000 stories, any one of which might be taken as powerful evidence that either a highly specific telepathy is at work, or the children are reborn from a previous life.
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 9, 2020
Liaison From sense or soul, the message is the same; Fret not concerning whence the wisdom came.
Series: I Ching Sonnet Project (23 Articles, 26814 views)
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 4, 2020
Is this guy for real? Eric Weinstein is deeply disaffected from the academic community that provided his pedigree. He holds a PhD in mathematical physics from Harvard (1992). But he has never held an academic job, and has been working largely in isolation on the Big Enchilada, the Theory of Everything, the Unified Field Theory, the integration of quantum field theory with Einstein's theory of gravity that the biggest brains in physics have been try
Series: Daily Inspiration (440 Articles, 457797 views)
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 7, 2018
Milestone: the Psychology Establishment Acknowledges PSI Last month, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association published this review of experiments in many different fields of parapsychology. The author concludes The evidence provides cumulative support for the reality of psi, which...is comparable to that for established phenomena in psychology and other disciplines, although there is no consensual understanding of them.
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The Last Gasp of Democracy In the spring of 2020, events are changing so fast it is easy to be caught up in the action and unconscious of the context. For those of us who want a historic perspective, our best source is Naomi Wolf's book from 2007, The End of America.
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Daily Inspiration — Not by ourselves Shrimad Rajchandra lived only 33 years, and he is 150 years old today. Rajchandra was a Jain master. Jainism is a minority Indian religion, the most important principle of which is ahimsa -- not harming of people or animals.
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An Updated Scientific World-View The community of scientists has painted for us a picture of the world that is fundamentally wrong. The picture so many of us carry in our minds is derived from 19th Century science. It is utterly inconsistent with quantum physics, and has been contradicted directly by a body of research on powers of the mind that has been marginalized by the mainstream. But somehow, the picture has survived and become ossified in some of the s
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 29, 2018
Seth Rich Story- Full Recap and New Witness Account Seth Rich, not "the Russians", was the source of emails passed two years ago from the DNC to Wikileaks. The emails documented DNC cheating to give the nomination to Hillary, despite more votes for Bernie. Rich was murdered two years ago
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Daily Inspiration — We hold these truths to be self-evident The essence of modern Western political economy is that humans are inherently selfish and that a system of rewards and punishments forcibly imposed by a strong government is all that stands between us and destroying one another for profit. In making this postulate explicit, we can begin to examine and question it, perhaps for the first time. Compare it to the Confucian and Daoist philosophies that have been the basis of Chin
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COVID deaths have PEAKED and begun to decline States and communities have begun to double down on their lockdown rules, crediting the decline to success of isolation strategies. Others have noted that these strategies are costly, not just in dollars but in emotional and physical health, in human suffering, and ultimately in lives lost. So, it's important to establish which of these factors have contributed to success. We can do this by comparing different regions of the w
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Herbal Remedies for Cancer (Video) From a new video series on herbal remedies, this one recommends herbs in combination with modern Western medicines.
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COVID Numbers Mystery Why do new COVID cases keep coming, long after the death rate has come way down? We'd expect new cases to peak about 3 weeks BEFORE deaths peaked.
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Pedophilia in DC and Hollywood In this Truth Factory video, our feline host brings out some facts that we didn't know and pulls together many more that we once knew but don't want to think about. She makes the very common-sensical point that there is overwhelming circumstantial evidence for widespread pedophilia, sex slavery, and blackmail, including a long trail of suspicious deaths. Why aren't the American news media all over this story?
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Daily Inspiration — What if the ridiculous is real? You can believe in lots of things in America and people will let you be, but if you believe that we've been visited by space aliens, you're certifiable.
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Daily Inspiration — The Science that Science Ignores Science aspires to be an all-encompassing way of looking at the world. Indeed, it takes the place of religion even for many people who are not professional scientists. Here are 10 subjects that science has pushed aside that cry out for investigation.
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Daily Inspiration — Recycled Archaeology In the 1920s, Leonard Woolley was exhuming the 2,500-year-old city of Ur when he came upon objects much older. The older items were tagged and numbered by someone who had come before him. Eventually he realized he was in an archaeological museum, where artifacts from more than 7,000 years ago had been preserved for the wondering eyes of the "modern" civilization of 2,500 years ago.
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Daily Inspiration — Panspermia There's no longer any reason to think that life originated on earth. Bacteria can be transported through space on dust particles, surviving for hundreds of millions of years which it might take to make the trip between galaxies
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One of the most Original minds of the 20th Century It is remarkable that mind enters into our awareness of nature on two separate levels. At the highest level, the level of human consciousness, our minds are somehow directly aware of the complicated flow of electrical and chemical patterns in our brains. At the lowest level, the level of single atoms and electrons, the mind of an observer is again"
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Daily Inspiration — Mining Science for Deeper Insight From cancer to personal identity, life sciences do not merely provide us with ever-greater numbers of facts. They also offer us the best data for putting together a broader picture of what the world is really like, a picture that confounds many common assumptions about what things are and where they come from...to choose to adopt a naturalistic metaphysics ultimately to ground your thinking in the best science.
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Our Galaxy Blew its Stack the Day Before Yesterday A black hole at the center of the Milky Way exploded 3.5 million years ago -and may explode again very soon.
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It doesn't work to do what's right and good If you step back, let nature take her course, Your native love will prove the stronger force.
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New Smoking Bill in Congress based on Compromise with Philip Morris Legislation was introduced to Congress this week that would subject tobacco products to regulation by the FDA. This sounds like a good thing. But HR 1256 has been compromised, and has the support of Philip Morris.
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Open Thread on Censorship Is the enemy of our enemy necessarily our friend? Many of us would cheer for net neutrality and an end to social media censorship. How do we feel about an executive order from The Donald?
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Daily Inspiration — Heart transplant patients get more than they bargained for There have been perplexing reports of organ transplant receivers claiming that they seem to have inherited the memory, experiences and emotions of their deceased donors, and which are causing quirky changes in their personality"
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"What doesn't kill me makes me stronger.' A new take on aging and health. Our bodies don't "wear out" with age. What happens to us is more like a time bomb, internally programmed. We can't protect ourselves by avoiding toxins and pesticides, or by taking anti-oxidant supplements. In fact, moderate challenges to the body lead to greater health and longer life. The most effective challenges are hunger, vigorous exercise and novel challenges at every stage of life.
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Daily Inspiration — Can we know what it is to die? Let us put our toes back in the water of the river Styx. Can we know what it is like to die? The best way is to ask people who have done it. Peter Fenwick is a neuroscientist, not a mystic. He has studied both the physiology of the brain and firsthand experiences of people who routinely attend to the dying. He ties this in with reports of thousands of people who have literally returned from the dead. What did they experience?
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 19, 2019
Leibniz was no dummy Gottfried Leibniz was a Renaissance genius on a par with Isaac Newton. He developed a unique solution to the problem of reconciling life (and free will) with a mechanically-determined universe.
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Feed the One You Trust I want to live in peace with raucous guests So tolerance must be my guiding light That's not the same as impartiality I'm not constrained to treat them equally Without my choosing favorites in their fight, I'll attend and feed the daemons I trust best.
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From flickr.com/photos/12313953@N03/8452182312/: smoke stacks = carbon tax?, From Images
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Two very different views on CO2 Reduction: One Pro, the other...Pro Henry Paulson and Charles Eisenstein both support CO2 reduction to mitigate climate change, but they are coming from very different places, with different ideas of how to go about reducing emissions, and different visions of our future.
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The Scoop on Election Theft 2010 Consistent differences between exit polls and the official tally have led in the past to suspicions of election theft. Yesterday's election seems to fit the same pattern. Exit polls were reported for 18 Senate races and 12 Governorships, and in 11 of these, the official count was significantly higher for the Republican. California is the only state that looks "clean".
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Existential Threats If we listen to the news, we may think that the gravest threat to humanity comes out from Al Qaeda, or maybe now it's Iraq. The global "terrorist threat" is a red herring, a distraction, an excuse for war, repression, and domestic spying. But that doesn't mean that there are no real threats. The biggest may be human numbers, combined with profligate consumption. Two reasons to organize for environmental sanity.
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The Sophistication of Information Processing in Plants Gagliano went on to study plants, which she says are also sentient beings. In her inaugural experiment, she cut off all the channels by which one plant is known to communicate with another: no chemical exchange, no light exchange, no sound-and still the plants behaved differently depending on which plants were growing next door. Somehow, the plants knew
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Cosmology—an Endangered Science Every fact that we have about the universe as a whole was obtained at enormous cost in time, dollars, and effort. Because the facts we have about the universe are few, in good faith we can only entertain theories that are very simple. Now the observations are telling us the Universe might be complex. That leaves us with an embarrassment of physical models.
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Let’s Stop Talking about Global Warming Talk about global warming sounds a lot like moralizing, and, of course, GM and Exxon-Mobil want to keep it that way. "You go ahead and exhort people to give up their comfort and convenience for the good of the whole wide world, and we'll continue to advertize our gas-guzzlers, and let the people make their own choice."
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Daily Inspiration — Blue Wings I thought the gentle sound had whispered true Thought the little heaven mine, Leaned to clutch the thing divine, And saw the blue wings melt within the blue!
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Three Fundamental Principles of Science Every educated American must assimilate these foundational concepts as a basis for understanding the way the world works.
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Daily Inspiration — Ancient Prophecy of Thoth God, the creator of all things, will stop the disorder by the counterforce of his will. He will call back to right path those who have gone astray. He will cleanse the world of evil. And thus, he will bring the world back to its former aspect. The cosmos will be deemed worthy once more of worship and wondering reverence. Such will be the rebirth of the cosmos.
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What is happening in Hong Kong? For a century, Hong Kong was ruled under British law, and the local population got used to freedom of expression. The people of Hong Kong have been instrumental in expanding liberties throughout China. Now there is backlash, with a bill introduced that could extradite HK people to China to be tried for crimes that are not crimes in HK. HK protesters have clogged the airport, where flights have been cancelled.
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Daily Inspiration — How special is our universe? For as long as history can recount, mystics have been telling us that the nature of the world is primarily mental, and that the world of matter and sense is a veil of illusion. Modern gurus and people who come back from near-death experiences and Jesus Christ and Plato and Depak Chopra all agree. Maybe they're right.
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Book Review: The Brothers who Set Postwar America on its Disastrous Course One man's sociopathic vision brought us all the horrors of the Cold War and its successor, the War on Terror, and you may never have even heard his name.
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Bicentenniel of My All-time Favorite Author Today is the bicentenniel of my all-time favorite author. Her mastery of the language rewards my close attention to her choice of words, so the more I read into her work, the more I learn.
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Mumbai terror: US says "Case closed". India is Irate In a plea bargain deal, a Pakistani-American who was accused of planning the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, agreed to cooperate with American investigators. A New York Times blog raises suspicions that the accused might be a double agent for the CIA. Indians are furious, and charge that the US is hiding its role in the Mumbai attacks.
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Daily Inspiration — A Modest Proposal We should celebrate Thanksgiving every Thursday. More gratitude, less unemployment. More family connection, less pollution. A fringe benefit is that it will hasten the movement to eliminate Friday from the work-week, so we can have 4-day weekends. (Statistics prove that 4 days is what it takes to get the human mind out of Philadelphia.)
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IdeaXme Interview with OEN Editor Josh Mitteldorf One of the hats that Josh wears is a scientist, studying aging from an evolutionary perspective. In this recent video interview, Ira Pastor asks about his work and his life.
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Ever heard of Huawei? Last year, they sold more phones than Apple, and they're growing far faster. Is it a stretch to imagine that American government and industry is using dirty tricks to try to hold Huawei back?
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Conference begins today: the JFK Assassination 50 years ago, a high profile commission led by the impeccable credentials of Earl Warren certified that the murder of John F Kennedy had been a simple, random tragedy, the work of a lonely, deranged man. Today begins a conference in DC to discuss what has been uncovered by citizen investigators in the years since. We forget that the words "conspiracy theorist" were invented in a CIA operation to marginalize them.
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The Designated Hitter Is President Obama, as portrayed in the media, a weak negotiator, too eager to accommodate, ineffective at bringing his goals and policies to fruition? Or is he a face of reason and intelligence pasted onto the Republocrat far-right agenda? Goals that he has pursued quietly, outside public scrutiny, make it hard to give him the benefit of the doubt.
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Breakthrough in Youthification A laboratory in Mumbai has succeeded in making old rats young. They say the same formula will work in humans, and they are pushing for human trials by year end.
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Anti-aging, oxymorons, and antioxi-morons Anti-aging medicine is on the cusp of radical life extension, but this isn't "natural medicine". You can't make yourself young by eating organic. It also isn't about anti-oxidants, which have failed in clinical trials and lab tests time and again. Instead, we will be tweaking our hormone profile to make old people young.
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Daily Inspiration — Where would we be without them? Are there really people without resentment, without hate? People who never go cross-grained to the universe? Who recognize evil, and resist evil, and yet are utterly unaffected by it?
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Daily Inspiration — Yoga is Good for you. Science says so. Scientific demonstration of the benefits of yoga has been ongoing for decades. The penetration of yoga into the mainstream of American culture is one of the most positive developments of the last half century. If we find that yoga gives us a capacity to focus, to be pro-active, to enhance our creative thought and to respond to crisis with new perspective--do we really need a machine to tell us that it's not all in our heads?
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How much of our thinking about happiness is culture-bound? Our Western culture and the science that undergirds it have brought us knowledge and a richness of possibilities unimaginable to our ancestors; but I would not count happiness among the boons of a 21st Century Western lifestyle.
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China Proposes a New International Medium of Exchange In advance of the Economic Summit in London next week, China has proposed a new international currency to replace the US $ as the world's standard medium of exchange. Every American has benefited enormously from the US license to print money. We have behaved less than responsibly with the world's financial trust. Does China have the clout to change the rules of the game?
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Daily Inspiration — What Good are Viruses? Bacteriophages are viruses that specialize in infecting bacteria. In a journal article published yesterday, scientists at Yale reported the first use of bacteriophages to cure a patient of bacterial disease.
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Daily Inspiration — As a man thinketh Sixty years before Seth told us we make our own reality, seventy years before the Age of Aquarius, James Allen wrote As a Man Thinketh. It's his birthday today.
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Gerrymandering Challenged in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania has some of the most extreme and effective gerrymandering in the nation. There are two lawsuits pending this month, challenging gerrymandering of Pennsylvania Congressional districts. Could this be the end of a practice that has distorted our democracy for 200 years?
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Biblical Double Bind While basic human needs we seek to fill Are buried deep in sanctimonious shame.
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Advertising is the Root of All Evil A professor of media studies tells us that even if we're too smart to believe Ad messages individually, their cumulative effect has altered our culture, and kept us focused on "what's wrong with me?" instead of "how can we come together to create change?"
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Gratitude for What we Once Had The hardest gratitude is what we've lost, Appreciating that which did not last. To feel this is to know the future's cost, And free yourself to leave behind the past. It's difficult, but trust yourself to cope-- To step into the unknown, ripe with hope.
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Daily Inspiration — Sharks like to be petted Top predators are necessary for every healthy ecosystem. They don't tend to be vicious -- just doing their job, pruning the school or the herd, feeding their families. Sharks and wolves and lions can be affectionate, playful and caring, even across species lines.
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Receptivity Why do I continually grieve, When all I lack is receptivity? A woodland sylph who counsels me that strife Alone results when I assume the helm.
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Climate Sense — Are we being hustled? I like what the Truth Cat has brought to this conversation, though I'm not on all fours with her political philosophy. The Fossil Fuel industry is not the only bloc with an agenda in this debate.
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Daily Inspiration — Matter and Antimatter The recipe for the big bang included a whole lot of matter and a whole lot of antimatter. But for every 2,000,000,000 anti-electrons, there were 2,000,000,001 electrons. Does this sound fishy? Cosmologists don't like to be caught putting the rabbit in the hat.
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Election Theft 2016 (Part 4 of 4) There is evidence that the 2016 Democratic Primary was stolen for Clinton and the General Election was stolen for Trump. Several Senate seats also look suspicious. The evidence is not as airtight as it has been in the past, and is most convincing in light of the history detailed in the first 3 parts of this series.
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Daily Inspiration — Stepping Outside Scientific Logic The only possible true adventure...lies outside perimeters of all systems of thought and this is what we shall seek. Something else--which, for the lack of a better name, I will call Direct Experience --takes over.
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Daily Inspiration — High energy from the sun Now there's a new mystery. There are gamma rays coming from the sun, and some of them have really high energies. With energies like that, you could make cosmic rays out of them without too much troublejust add a proton, and there are plenty of those around. But no one expected the sun to be producing gamma rays (or cosmic rays) of its own, especially at the high energy end. These gamma rays are so energetic that if we translat
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The Environmental Movement has been Hijacked Planet of the Humans is a powerful new movie from Michael Moore, and it's free on Youtube.
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Daily Inspiration — Controlling Computers with our Thoughts This week there is a report of a more efficient control system that requires no training. A multinational team based in Japan has been working to get the computer trained how to read the human brain rather than having the human learn how to control the computer. Preliminary success is encouraging. The first applications will involve wheelchair control by quadriplegics.
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Statistical Evidence for Election Theft Experts agree that much of machinery for recording and counting votes in America is of low quality and egregiously insecure. There is both statistical and anecdotal evidence that these vulnerabilities are actually being exploited to change elections outcomes surreptitiously.
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Black Mahakala is the fierce aspect of one of the gentlest of Buddhist Deities, the Compassionate One Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig., From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — Whirled Peas I want to ask you to help me organize a sustained and synchronized world-wide, cross-cultural meditation for peace. Within the political peace community, it will be publicized as a commitment to the inner work we need to do in order to be effective activists. Within the Buddhist community, it will be committing our meditation practice to an act of service. Within traditional communities, it will be described as prayer.
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Daily Inspiration — Alzheimer’s Cure Dale Bredesen has a cure for Alzheimer's disease, but he's having trouble getting the medical research community behind it because it is not a single pill. Rather, it is a complicated protocol, a set of diagnostic procedures and prescriptions for drugs, supplements, diet, exercise and life style, individualized to each patient, and requiring an expert to supervise. He's training experts as fast as he can.
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What is it like to be dead? Being dead, like being alive, comprises a huge range of different experiences. There is sleep and waking in death, as in life. In fact, being dead is less different from being alive than being asleep is different from being awake.
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Daily Inspiration — New Cosmological Theory based on Information A father-daughter team from an interdisciplinary science center in India has published creative new thinking about the biggest problems in physics and cosmology. They address three if the issues that have stumped physicists for decades.
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Daily Inspiration — A Fish Disguised as a Plant It's called a Sea Dragon. It's a relative of the seahorse, in the same family with ordinary fish, and it grows south of Australia.
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Daily Inspiration — Consider the Tardigrade Tardigrades are a phylum of organism, near the limit of visibility, some fraction of a millimeter long. They are adapted to every environment on earth, can survive at the bottom of an ocean or the top of a mountain. They can dehydrate and go into suspended animation for a month at a time. They have been found in clouds and in hot springs and in the coldest places we know.
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Salt is Good for You New studies correct a long-standing error in standard medical advice. It has been known for a hundred years that high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attacks. Eating salt raises your blood pressure. So it was obvious: avoiding salt lowers your blood pressure, so it must lower your heart risk. But this logic never was sound.
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A Biden-Gabbard ticket? Connecting the dots, it seems that we might be in for a Biden-Gabbard ticket.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 10, 2019
Consortium News update on Seth Rich The DNC, with the help of Mueller and cooperation of the mainstream press, has turned this story on its head, alleging or implying that The Donald had colluded with The Russians to hack into the DNC server and steal the emails. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was embarrassed into resigning as DNC chair back when the emails were released, but since then, the press coverage has been overwhelmingly about the Russiagate narrative.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 11, 2017
9-11 Whodunnit? Follow the money! (James Corbett) Jame Corbett's original and radical research. Who profited from a surge in purchases of stock options the day before 9/11? How was (owner of WTC) Larry Silverstein so prescient as to purchase insurance for 3 times what he paid for the twin towers? Why have we never heard of P-Com, and how were they granted access to all the passwords and security links?
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I Ching #23: The Mountain Ripe wisdom says collective acts need time, So Gaia's will can slowly manifest. It's not our place to know if soon or late; Alert but passive watching is no crime. Our Minds work magic calmly, as hands rest, Abiding faith in destiny - we wait.
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Daily Inspiration — What is Depression? We have been told that depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. The bad news is that there's something wrong with your head. The good news is that we can fix you. Just take this $15-billion pill.
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Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, From InText
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Daily Inspiration — The Real behind The Real I passed into a lucent still abode And saw as in a mirror crystalline An ancient Force ascending serpentine The unhasting spirals of the aeonic road.
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DNC is afraid of Tulsi The very center of her campaign is an end to regime-change wars. Since 1898, America has been in the business of overthrowing governments around the world when they stand in the way of corporate profits. This practice is morally despicable, and it doesn't even produce economic benefit for Americans, except for a few tycoons who make their fortunes by mining other people's resources and selling them as their own.
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Does the Brain Create Consciousness? Or is the Brain a Transceiver of Consciousness? The idea that consciousness arises from computation in the brain has the imprimatur of "Science" behind it. But science should respect experiment as the final arbiter of truth, and a remarkable 28-year experiment by Bob Jahn and Brenda Dunne at Princeton (1979-2007) suggests that consciousness has an existence outside physics.
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'Dismantle the Fed!' hits the Mainstream Until recently 'Abolish the Fed!' has been the rallying cry of a fringe of libertarians. But there are now 200 Congressmen who are shocked, Shocked! to discover that the Fed has been creating money and giving it away to Wall St without accountability. And William Greider, writing this week in The Nation, makes the case for abolishing The Fed.
Hilary Hahn - V. Williams .The Lark Ascending. Hilary Hahn performs The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams at the George Enescu Festival. Disclaimer: I do not own the rights for this material, I just ..., From YouTubeVideos
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Daily Inspiration — The Lark Ascending Wherefore their soul in me, or mine, Through self-forgetfulness divine, In them, that song aloft maintains, To fill the sky and thrill the plains With showerings drawn from human stores, As he to silence nearer soars, Extends the world at wings and dome, More spacious making more our home, Till lost upon his aërial rings In light, and then the fancy sings.
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Daily Inspiration — Russian Edison Pulls Music from the Air Virtuoso theremin performance by Carolina Eyck. Great fun. One minute.
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Daily Inspiration — Desiderata whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Her to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world, and you may laugh in good conscience.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 29, 2018
Daily Inspiration — Pyramids older than the Pyramids The story of civilization we learned in history class was that agriculture first emerged about 10,000 years ago, and cities with civilizations first appeared 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia. Pyramids around the globe suggests that human civilization may have a history that is far older and more connected world-wide, and that there may have been a collapse and re-start, perhaps more than once, in ancient times.
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Daily Inspiration — Science vanquishes God, then assumes His place in the heavens The hyper-rational objectivity behind a great deal of contemporary techno-science, could only have arisen in a civilization steeped in a dogmatic and other-worldly monotheism, for it is largely a continuation of the very same detached and derogatory relation to sensuous nature.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 6, 2020
Dem's are Impeaching Trump for Wrong Reasons, and It Will Backfire This video from the Truth Factory argues that Trump is not guilty of withholding aid to Ukraine for political reasons, and that in fact the aid was released to Ukraine with no quid pro quo. But, ironically, Biden was guilty of exactly what Trump is being charged with.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Where do We Live We want to live a long time. We are concerned with the health of our physical bodies. But how closely is the "self" identified with the physical body? Here are scientific clues that the mind is not the same as the brain.
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Daily Inspiration — An Ancient Civilization in the Amazon Graham Hancock has convinced me that there was an ancient civilization in the Amazon. I'm intrigued by the possibility that it was more peaceable and more ecologically attuned (read "sustainable") than Old World civilizations, then or now.
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Daily Inspiration — Animal Day I used to think that we have enough to do getting people to treat other people with kindness, justice, and decency. I used to think that I didn't have time to advocate for animal rights. Schopenhauer and Gandhi changed my mind.
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Daily Inspiration — The Shaman as Trickster The woman is cured. The cancer disappears. Her pain disappears. Within a few days, she returns to her work in the field. The story told by us in the West is that she has benefited from the placebo effect. The story told by the Shaman is that the evil spirit was tricked into leaving the woman's body. What the two stories have in common is that she no longer has cancer.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 1, 2019
What does ‘sesquicentennial’ mean? The Tides of Change Herewith is Beauty fashioned? Canst thou deem Her evanescent roses bourgeon save Within the sunlight tender on her grave? Awake no winds but bear her dust, a gleam In morning's prophecy or sunset's dream; And every cry that ever Sirens gave From islands mournful with the quiring wave Was echo of a music once supreme. All æons, conquests, excellencies, stars, All pain and peril of seraphic wars,
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Daily Inspiration — Without Direction A seeker of truth plays the worthiest game / My soul in pursuit of a wavering flame / On a tortuous path that leads constantly toward / The void that's distinguished because it's adored
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Copy of PRESIDENT EISENHOWER SIGNS GREADA TREATY WITH GREYS IN 1954 THE GREADA TREATY OF 1954 SIGNED BY ALIEN GREYS AND EISENHOWER AT MUROC AIR FORCE BASE IN 1954 - TO TRADE FOR TECHNOLOGY THRU THE ALLOWANCE OF HUMAN AND CATTLE ABDUCTIONS MEANT FOR EXPERI, From YouTubeVideos
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DailyInspiration — Feb 21, 1954 Many are convinced that on this day in 1954, President Eisenhower was whisked away by his aides for a meeting with visitors from the Pleiades, and at the meeting, he signed a treaty with The Greys.
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Social Distancing is Out. Hugs and Kisses are In. The CDC has done an about-face with new guidelines on social distancing this morning. Citing new data indicating that isolation, separation, and quarantine have an unforeseen side effect of aggravated loneliness, the agency came down on the side of hugs all around.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Daily Inspiration — Human Memory is not a BIT like a Computer's Is it true that computing machines are not essentially different from brains, and that they will eventually (soon?) be able to excel at "real-world intelligence"?
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Daily Inspiration — Renouncing Selflessness We will only find our way to one another once once you get over trying to change my behavior with your disapproval I outgrow my preference for lonely self-esteem over vulnerable relationship. --JJM
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Daily Inspiration — Matriarchy Males have been in charge of the world for the last 10,000 years. We've created some things that are really worthwhile: yoga, chocolate, the Apollo moon shots, streaming video. In some other areas, our performance has been more questionable: traffic jams, form 1040, nuclear weapons, Windows 10. I say it's time to give women a chance to run things.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2020
An Affectionate Good-bye to my OEN Readers Good-bye to my long-time readers and fans at OEN. I am not being censored.
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Justification for lockdown crumbles. Lockdown continues to tighten. The narrative about the pandemic that justified shutting down the world's culture and politcs and economic activity has come unglued. Everywhere, there are articles that show that the virus has run its course, as every other virus has done in winters past. Not only that, official reports emerging in Norway and Germany show that this is not becuase of lockdown, but despit lockdown.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Obama disses Blackwater - then Renews their Contract Pres Obama has announced that he wants to end the US practice of hiring mercenaries to do the work of American soldiers, paying six times as much per soldier per day, and losing control over their behavior. Blackwater is the worst, earning the hatred of Iraqis everywhere. So why has Obama just renewed Blackwater's contract?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2019
Maybe the truth could be helpful War is an abomination, but it's also a lie. Why are we so eager to denounce the abomination, but reluctant to stand up to the lie.
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Is there an objective physical world amenable to scientific investigation? Only a few of our greatest thinkers have risen to the challenge of reformulating the rules of science and our fundamental conceptions of reality and what we can know about it. This is the most interesting and fertile intellectual opportunity of our age.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 13, 2019
Whistleblower Tells How Google Censors the News Voorhies was a Google/Youtube senior software engineer turned whistleblower. In this interview with Lee Camp, he tells the story of how Google got into the censorship business.
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Daily Inspiration — Sentient microbes Ciliates are microbes--one cell only, no nervous system, no brain. But they have hairs around their cell membrane that sweep the water and allow them to swim. When these two paramecia realize that they have been surrounded and cannot escape, their reaction looks a lot like panic.
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Cold Fusion Obituary Martin Fleischmann passed away last week. The shaming and injustice that he suffered seems a personal tragedy, but suppression of Cold Fusion technology is a far larger crime against humanity. Mankind has pillaged the earth and polluted the skies for 20 years, while leaving the promise of Cold Fusion largely unexplored.
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Daily Inspiration — In the I Ching, Lake = Joy No need for any difference, no dearth, No care for what I have or will receive; I let my thoughts devolve on what I weave, And drift from lake to river, thence to firth. . . I'm confident the pow'r of my devotion Transports me ever closer to the ocean.
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Daily Inspiration — Can we decide to be happy? Is it that simple? Maybe free will is an illusion. Maybe "deciding to be happy" is something that happens to us, and we only feel we have control over it. Maybe happiness is a property of cultures and families far more than individual temperaments, let alone individual choice. But I think deciding to be happy is a worthy experiment. Whatever your belief system, suspend it long enough to imagine there is a buoyancy in the world you are part of.
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Book Review: Lifting the Veil This remarkable book by a young historian is both shocking and meticulously document. He ties together a great number of stories to present a coherent picture of all that is wrong in our world.
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Daily Inspiration — Direct Experience We've forgotten how to pay attention to direct sense experience, to listen to our bodies, the tingling nerves and the patterns blazed upon our retinas. We've substituted words for sensations, interpretations for raw feelings. We've lost the inner attention that can channel our intuitions and innate knowledge concerning ourselves and our world that is our birthright.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Daily Inspiration — Apple told me to think different "We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of." -- Edward Bernays
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2019
Wu Wang = Innocence Forget not to remember (note to self) That I don't know. Prepare to be surprised. Remember to forget all I've surmised, Put preconceptions back upon the shelf. There was an age when I was free and wild. But head has long ago eclipsed the heart, My artlessness seduced by social art. O Pan! Revive the music of the child!
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How much is $21 Trillion? A Pentagon audit turned up $21 Trillion unaccounted for. $21 Trillion is a stack of $100 bills more than 50 miles high. Are you an American taxpayer? Your share of $21 Trillion is $150,000.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 16, 2018
Daily Inspiration — A Meteor Ended the Last Ice Age A large new meteor crater has been discovered in NW Greenland. The story of Noah's Ark is just one of many flood stories, oral tradition and folklore from from cultures around the world. Did millions of cubic miles of ice melt gradually at the end of the ice age, or did this meteor impact trigger a sudden melting? Sea levels were 120 meters lower during the last ice age.
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Torture as a Centerpiece of their Program We have become inured to torture. What was just 15 years ago beyond the pale shocking to Americans on the right and left is now accepted as bipartisan consensus. How did this happen? Why have they worked so hard to give torture a mainstream legitimacy?
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Daily Inspiration — ‘This has to be wrong’ This spring, finally a general prediction was derived, true of all string theories. Dark energy must decrease as the universe expands. But in our universe, dark energy seems to be holding steady. Woops.
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Daily Inspiration — Kundalini Yoga This is not the slow stretch with focused awareness. It doesn't require great strength or flexibility or balance. What it does ask of you is a commitment to keep going when you feel like stopping. Kundalini yoga combines vigorous, repetitive motions with fast breathing from the belly. I find it invigorating, a great mood elevator, a stimulus to creativity and a liberator of parts of me I didn't know were there.
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Counseled in Humility You need not fall flat on your face, Or spring the traps that tempt our race- Just know you're not a know-it-all And fix you eye upon the ball.
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Daily Inspiration — Reunion Here's the deal: You can be alive, barefoot and sensuous, a part of nature and palpably aware of your surroundings -- or -- you can be comfortable, safe, and secure, living life in the abstract, alienated from your own skin. This choice was made for us...
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Daily Inspiration — Poem within a Poem Tennyson wrote a poem about man's despair in a meaningless world, destined to lose all his faculties, should he live so long. He encloses the poem in commentary by "The Ancient Sage", who responds as he reads it to a jaded man of the world who follows him to his cave, seeking counsel. In the commentary, Tennyson reveals a recurring mystical experience that has guided his life.
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Just Ask You can always borrow wisdom, you know-- Don't feel you have to figure it all out. Surely you know someone whose thoughts about This question you trust, eager to bestow Her sage advice on your receptive heart. Excuse yourself for not being all-wise Embrace another's wisdom in the guise That it appears; suffice it that you're smart Enough to recognize in whom to vest The sacred trust that only you can grant.
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What should I do? The time is not propitious for your act. But do not think that by inaction you'll Avoid fiasco, or that playing cool Will help to keep your precious plans intact. When all collapses, let it fall apart; Allow yourself the depth of full despair. Acknowledge this occasion for its rare, Profound insight into your mind"
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 14, 2019
Only conspiracy theorists believe Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails Pay no attention to the fact that NSA is sitting on 32 pages of correspondence between Seth Rich and Julian Assange. These pages are classified for a reason. It is better that we should not even think about them.
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Re-imagining Work We speak of "wage slavery, and it"s no joke. Most people in the Western world think of their jobs as an onerous obligation. It doesn't have to be that way. People can pursue interests and projects that they perceive to be of value, and they derive deep and genuine satisfaction from this kind of work. A Universal Basic Income and 28-hr work week are 2 practical steps to begin.
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Why do They Want to Scare Us? The death rate is plummeting while the number of cases is not. I think in terms of evolution. All viruses evolve toward more contagion and less lethality. I think COVID has been evolving to reach more people, but not to kill them. Respiratory infections tend to die way back during the summer months. It is reasonable to expect that COVID is fading away with the warm weather.
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Crisis in Cosmology? In 1997, two tests agreed that expansion of our universe is accelerated, and that there is more negative the positive gravity. "Dark Energy" was invented to explain it. Now, a new test says that the expansion is slowing, and maybe we shouldn't be thinking about negative mass. The two lines of inquiry are in stark contrast, if we hold to Einstein's theory of gravity, AKA the General Theory of Relativity.
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The Creative Moment A lifetime's efforts brought you to this Now, And still you cannot b'lieve the time is nigh. From deep within, a voice is poised to cry With force creative as a vow. But just when you think the moment has come To make your move, boldly assert your will- The task is complete; all is calm and still, The earth is silent, heaven's voice is dumb.
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Où sont les syndicalistes d'antan? Could it be that our last charismatic labor leader is 25 years dead? In this time of soaring productivity accompanied by falling real wages, we need new leadership. We need social visionaries who are courageous and passionate and eloquent.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 8, 2017
Daily Inspiration—Intuitive Foundations of Truth "What stands between me and a life driven and directed by my deepest passion?" Don't ask.
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Daily Inspiration — Hydraulic Engineering of the Ancients 1500 years before Mohamed, long before there was a Persian empire, Iran was home to an advanced civilization, both socially and technically. With only about 2/3 as much annual precipitation as Los Angeles, they engineered and constructed a vast system of underground aqueducts, called Qanats.
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Daily Inspiration — Security and Paradox Belief is an affirmation of a previous worldview. Living in paradoxbelieving and not believing at the same timeis a movement into the future.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 2, 2019
Fear of Death If we were giv'n to know how free of pain, How rapturous and playful we will feel When once we leave behind what we call "real" And transit to an other-worldly plane; Were we to lose the blessing of grim fear, That motivates our passion for each day, Prescribes participation in the fray That brands with meaning all that we hold dear- Might we into depression's cave descend...
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Tswai = Gathering Together I used to see the world as separate things And tried to understand how they relate, One to the other, how their acts create The waves that flow forth in concentric rings. More recently I'm inclined to suspect The nodes at which relationships congeal May constitute the objects we call "real", In truth it's the connections they reflect.
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Daily Inspiration — The Greatest Hero in Military History We are all grateful to Vasily Arkhipov. On Oct 27, 1962, in that act of reason and restraint under duress, he saved the world from a war that would have instantly killed a billion people, and, over several years, wiped out most of the world's human and animal populations through fallout and nuclear winter.
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Daily Inspiration — On what subject is it most difficult to know the truth? This is taken from a video by Steven Greer. I've read enough to realize that this is not 100% fantasy. There is a real extraterrestrial presence on earth, but it is the subject of the world's most convoluted disinformation campaign. That and the fact that the truth is probably beyond our ability to imagine combine to make this subject the most inscrutable area of study, bar none.
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Daily Inspiration — Taking Responsibility for All verything, for all human sins, national and individual, only then the aim of our seclusion is attained. For know, dear ones, that every one of us is undoubtedly responsible for all men and everything on earth, not merely through the general sinfulness of creation, but each one personally for all mankind and every individual man.
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Occupy the NYTimes The "liberal" intellectual (mainstream) press has abused the trust we have invested in them, and has long perpetrated a campaign of rolling deception. I want to see a thousand people picketing the NYTimes building on 42d Street, camping out day and night, chanting "Tell us the truth!".
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Daily Inspiration — Six-Inch Mummy A six-inch mummy was discovered in the desert of North Chile 20 years ago. It has a big forehead and only 10 ribs. Its DNA matches human DNA at around ~90%. For comparison, a chimp shares 96% of our DNA. A Stanford medical genetics lab has had exclusive access to this mummy for 5 years and has now come out with a theory of where it came from. I'm reserving judgment until I hear the alternative theories.
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Daily Inspiration — New Year’s Resolutions By and large, willpower doesn't work. When you're ready for a new habit, it will become difficult, then impossible to maintain the old one. In fact, one good application of willpower is to force yourself to continue in an old habit that feels wrong, to allow yourself to feel deeply the motivation to change.
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 20, 2020
if...not...and don't think computers are poised to surpass human intelligence and creativity and judgment. They might learn to do some of what we do faster and more reliably, but they're not learning how to do things that humans can't do. Current AI technology is completely dependent on learning from humans.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2009
"Unary Executive" is now Bipartisan Consensus Concentration of power in the Executive undermines the balance of powers among three government branches, which is one the key safeguards in our Constitution. Historically, concentration of power has been associated with despotism, corruption and abuse. Obama has lent credibility to extra-Constitutional powers assumed by his predecessor and this may block the road back to balance for generations to come.
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Daily Inspiration — Create your own music with quantum biofeedback Iebele Abel has a computer program that generates music based on quantum random numbers. People listening to the music can make it more beautiful (according to their subjective preference) by their effect on the quantum random events that drive the parameters of the music. Abel calls the technology RT-ISMF.
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Innocence I do not blame the cat who torments mice Nor scold the child who overturns his food I cradle both without e'en thinking twice And reckon love a cause for gratitude. But me-I mark my blameless days long gone I dare not dream of innocence regained. It's guilt my daily nightmares dwell upon My frank facade I know is frankly feigned. Why not expand the compass of my ruth Beyond the years which I excuse with youth?
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Daily Inspiration — How to Be a Genius: An Instruction Manual It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
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Can Enlightenment be a Selfish Choice? In religious traditions, enlightenment is granted via God's grace. Jeffrey Martin makes a science of it, both by studying people who are in a state of "persistent fundamental wellbeing" and by developing a program to lead people to this state.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Great Taming That inner witness that once quelled our rage Has fled the premises, gone AWOL Unconscious actors on a global stage Recite their lines before an empty hall The drama's author is an evil mage Whose goal is to confine us in his cage
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Daily Inspiration — Our Consciousness, Ourselves Consciousness is wearing you like a sweater, it doesn't care that you might be suffering or in some paralysis of identity. As far as it's concerned when it comes to you, consciousness has only one thing to say, "Nice sweater".
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Understanding Deep Politics Report of Peter Dale Scott's presentation at the conference, "Deep Politics" in Santa Cruz this weekend. Dr Scott pulls together hints that Cold War era plans for "Continuity of Government" have been re-worked to create an pretense for extra-constitutional government.
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Daily Inspiration — Evolution Evolving Questioning the plausibility of the simplest neo-Darwiniian models became scientifically respectable, and now it is almost mainstream. Evolution's capacity for creating diversity and complexity is far more efficient than we can yet explain. Evolution creates a powerful illusion of foresight and planning. The Great Chain of Being holds its mystique.
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Tortoise 100 years old - he looks like an old man sitting on the curb. What a wise, beautiful soul!, From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — Day of the Animals Everyone agrees that humans are more important than other living beings. It's because we are more complex, more intelligent, more sentient, capable of more complex behaviors and kinds of experiences than any of them.
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It Never Was About Protecting Our Health The lockdown is not about protecting our health. If they were really concerned about our health... + They would be devoting great attention to nursing homes, where a majority of deaths take place. Instead, residents in nursing homes have been tragically abandoned. + They would have told us to take daily zinc and megadoses of vitamin D ...
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Debunked: 100 Years of War Lies Some say that wars are caused by a few leaders who are sadistic megalomaniacs, and others say no, we have wars because war generates outsized profits for banks, defense contractors and oil companies. I don't feel a need to take sides in that argument. But I've become convinced that wars are never fought for the reasons that our elected leaders put forward to marshall popular support and patriotic fervor.
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We could be So-o-o Much Healthier Medicine could be at least four times as effective for the same expense and effort, based on individualized medicine, and considering the mind together with the body. And this is in addition to the low-hanging opportunities to eliminate insurance overhead and administrative costs which are peculiarly American inefficiencies.
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Daily Inspiration — Wings O valiant hearts, O you that take such wings Above the humble heritage of things Remember that the earth at last is home!
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Daily Inspiration — If Mozart were a Child Today Alma Deutscher is playful, spontaneous, and unself-conscious, with a belief in beauty and sensitivity to just about everything. At age 12, she has performed her own violin concerto and her own piano concerto, and her first opera has been produced in Viennam Tel Aviv, and San Jose.
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Daily Inspiration — World Travel==> World Peace An increase in global interconnectedness has been paralleled with the creation of a more peaceful world. The more we interact with each other, the more we'll care about each other, and the less we're inclined to hurt one another. It makes sense that these adventurous travelers have an immense potential for creating good in the world just by visiting new places and building cultural bridges that increase understanding.
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Daily Inspiration — Physics asks Why is there Space-Time? Two disconnected ideas are deeply connected, eighty years after Einstein first described them.
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Daily Inspiration — Pay them off — it’s cheaper than war Upton Sinclair proposed in 1922 that the government should buy out the stock holdings of the powerful capitalists who controlled the economy, and reconstitute corporate boards with directors chosen to represent the employees and the public. (Today, this model of corporate control is already a reality in Germany, and still German companies manage to remain internationally competitive.)
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Daily Inspiration — Shock: Sometimes We Need It A greater power flexes, to make clear A fate as beauteous as it is austere. I run with every muscle bursting strong I yield my body to the sea, headlong The icy waves shake free my primal song.
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Passover in the Time of COVID To me, the message of this holiday has never been about who was spared God's wrath; but it has had everything to do with the difficult choice of liberation. For 3,332 years and more, it has been easier to choose what is tolerable and conventional and familiar than to make a lonely, desperate dash for freedom.
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Daily Inspiration--Harvest Moon Traditions of thanksgiving attend the harvest moon the world over.
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Daily Inspiration — Consensus I call myself a scientist, but I'm frightened to realize to what extent my judgment about what is true is shaped by the views of the community around me. Yet more frightening is to realize the extent to which their judgment about what is true is shaped by mine.
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When Voting Fails, Take to the Streets There is a time-honored tradition of street protest and "rioting" when people's legitimate grievances are not being addressed by government.
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Daily Inspiration — Synthetic a priori All thought derives ultimately from intuitions. In no other way can the terms of our understanding be given to us. There is much that we may know that is not conveyed through the medium of our senses. -- Immanuel Kant (apocryphal)
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Daily Inspiration — Pity this Monster listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go
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Fast-track COVID Vaccine There is no way to know if a vaccine is safe with less than two years of testing. If we rush a vaccine through human trials and coerce people to take it, there is a danger the vaccine might kill more people than it saves.
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'Art and Alzheimer’s Sometimes people develop artistic or musical talent after their brains have vbeen damaged which they never had before.
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Daily Inspiration — Fine line between Enlightenment and Mental disorder Is the loss of the sense of self an ultimate psychological tragedy, or is it liberation from suffering, carrying with it courage and empowerment?
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Trumping Up Wars: A Venerable American Tradition "Throughout its history, America has attacked countries that did not threaten it. To carry out such wars, American leaders have contrived pretexts to justify American aggression. That's what Donald Trump's administration-and especially its national security adviser, John Bolton-is doing now with Iran."
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Daily Inspiration — The Master Speed No speed of wind or water rushing by But you have speed far greater. You can climb Back up a stream of radiance to the sky And back through history up the stream of time.
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Daily Inspiration — Conscious Dying I know I know not who I am; of this at least I'm certain. (As much as I would relish one small 'Glance Behind the Curtain'.) I probe within with introspection, study neuroscience. (My nescience thus consoling, I at least express defiance.)
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Biography of the Dollar (1792 - ? ) You and I have never known a time when we couldn't buy foreign-made goods at bargain prices, or travel the world and pay with dollars wherever we go. Historically, the US Dollar was backed by gold for the first 150 years of its existence. Off the gold standard in 1972, the Dollar was backed by America's might as a manufacturing hub of the world. After factories oved to Asia, it was backed by oil cartels, most recently by guns.
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Letting go Just imagine that for one sweet day we drop internal struggle and we listen to our impulses innate.../ We'll sleep 'til sunshine calls us and eat double chocolate sundaes and perhaps show up for work three hours late./ We'll blurt out "I'm in love with you" at moments inappropriate, and touch ourselves indecently on trains / But I doubt that we'd be tempted into violence or treachery in crazed pursuit of venal worldly gains.
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Daily Inspiration — Diwali Today begins Diwali, festival of light. A story from the Upanishads tells how young Nachiketa learned eternal truth from Death.
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Daily Inspiration — Would you want to know? The story appeared, astonishingly, in The New England Journal of Medicine in the summer of 2007. Adopted as a kitten by the medical staff, Oscar reigned over one floor of the Steere House nursing home in Rhode Island. When the cat would sniff the air, crane his neck and curl up next to a man or woman, it was a sure sign of impending demise. The doctors would call the families to come in for their last visit.
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Daily Inspiration — The Illusion of Separation Many prophets have said that the self is an illusion, that I am not a separate consciousness but part of a Universal Consciousness. This tenet seems to be at the core of every mystical tradition. But it is not my experience. My experience is dominated by conditions of this body, its physical needs, its habits, its aches and its yearnings. Even my thoughts and reveries I experience as uniquely my own.
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Daily Inspiration — Intermittency of Conscious Attention The mental contents available to us via introspection are nothing more than momentary flashes of automatic cognitive processing, grinding away beneath the waves of our awareness most of the time. This raises a strange question: who is the 'us', standing at the prow and watching these dolphin-thoughts scoot past?
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Daily Inspiration — Acquiring what was ours all along Great music, art or poems at their best / Attest what was inside us all along.
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Daily Inspiration — Discipline Discounting all coercion, I will steer, One day, by instinct, free and clear.
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Daily Inspiration — The End of Kings (Caitlin Johnstone video) In this video from Sustainable Human, we have a caricatured, highly amusing history of the transition from kings who operate out in the open and torture anyone who defies them to kings who are content to stay out of the limelight, as long as they control the money supply and the world's resources. Uplift is saved for the end--all we have to do is come together and tell the truth.
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Daily Inspiration — Life of the Mind Outside my skin I wear my brain It insulates me from what's real. The only thing that helps me feel Is pain.
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Reducing Unwanted Pregnancies - the least worst solution How to lower the teen pregnancy rate without punishing innocent children? Every teen in America should receive a $1,000-a-month stipend beginning at age 15 and continuing until age 25 or until they become a parent, whichever comes first.
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Daily Inspiration — Why does God’s Love feel so much like Death? I fled Him down the nights and down the days I fled Him down the arches of the years I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears
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Daily Inspiration — Poetry Marianne Moore, the poet, grapples with her contempt for poetry.
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Kan, the Deluge There's no resisting any tide so strong. But is your substance pure enough to be The water that diffuses and renews? If not, then you, too, must be swept along Recycled into new reality. . . It may not be your place to choose.
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Daily Inspiration — Maybe love isn't a feeling, but a seamless connection between the interiors of two minds. One didn't need emotion. The intimacy was complete -- sharply bracing and restorative too -- without it. Can that intimacy be love itself -- always in this life attended with emotion, not because it is itself an emotion, or needs an attendant emotion, but because our animal souls, our nervous systems, our imaginations, have to respond to it in that way? If so, how many preconceptions I must scrap!
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Daily Inspiration — Gubaidulina & Berio Some of the 20th Century's most innovative composers were born the last week of October: George Crumb, Dominick Argento, Ned Rorem, Howard Hanson, not to mention Georges Bizet, Nicolo Paganini and Johann Strauss from the last century and a personal favorite of mine, Domenico Scarlatti from the Baroque era.
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Daily Inspiration — Capitalism and the Alternatives Indian economist Amartya Sen has devoted a long career to telling us why capitalism inevitably leads to moral travesty, and finally in the last 20 years he has found respectability and recognition. At least in some circles, people are starting to recognize that there are alternatives.
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Daily Inspiration—Counterfactual Utopias The pacifist-socialist who should have been President in the crucial post-war period when the Cold War was imprinted on the world.
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Daily Inspiration — Dreams of Freedom We do not merely protest; we make renewed demand for freedom in that vast kingdom of the human spirit where freedom has ever had the right to dwell:the expressing of thought to unstuffed ears; the dreaming of dreams by untwisted souls. W.E.B. Du Bois
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And the core of the lunar new year tradition is... Visit your family. Travel to spend a week with them. Call up friends you haven't seen in years. Drop in on people across town and tell them you love them and you miss them. Connect and reconnect. Only connect.
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Daily Inspiration — Eulogy for a Gorilla Koko the signing gorilla died last spring at the age of 46. She had a rough childhood, and was fostered by Francine Patterson, who taught her sign language. Scientists who are skeptical about animal communications say we are over-interpreting his language, but to those who knew Koko best (including Robin Williams), Koko offered a window into the life experience and even the metaphysics of another kind of creature.
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Daily Inspiration — Prose Poem Had we been born on a planet that always keeps one face to the sun (as Mercury was once thought to do) We might have breathed a rich lifetime all in Daylight. So what might we have thought if some mountebank conjurer told us there were stars?
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GDP: the Measure of our Wealth If CVS pays an ad agency $10 million to pull customers away from RiteAid, and RiteAid pays another ad agency $10 million to pull customers away from CVS, our nation's GDP rises by $20 million.
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Daily Inspiration — The Problem of Our Laws Any party which would repudiate all belief in the laws and in the nobility would have the whole people behind it; yet no such party can come into existence, for nobody would dare to repudiate the nobility. A writer once summed up the matter up in this way: "The sole visible and indubitable law that is imposed upon us is the nobility, and must we ourselves deprive ourselves of that one law?" - Kafka
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Internet Censorship: Today, Alex Jones– tomorrow, YOU Over at the Truth Factory, our friend the cat has been warning us since last year that internet censorship is on its way. In the first video, she talks about it coming. Last week, with the takedown of Alex Jones, it has arrived, and that's the subject of the second video.
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Daily Inspiration — Social Organization without Government Authority, 8,000 BC Roughly between 8000 BC and 4000 BC we find settled agricultural communities with developing craft skills -- yet no evidence of anything much by way of state authority. This also poses a key question, one which resonates in the 21st century, about whether there is a necessary link between state power and community life.
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Daily Inspiration — Freeing Science from Scientific Dogmatism There's a conflict at the heart of science, between science as a method of inquiry, and the current beliefs of the Science Establishment. The scientific method is the testing of hypotheses, looking at the evidence with an open mind, subject to correction. This is what science ought to be. But for many professional scientists, science has become a belief system, a world-view, sometimes called "scientism". The mechanical view
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Daily Inspiration — The Mark of Cain Today is the birthday of Evgeny Yevtushenko, dissident Soviet poet and activist for human rights everywhere.
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The Other Half of Science In this essay, I propose that everything we consider the "scientific world-view" is only half the story, and that science must expand its foundations if it aspires to be a complete account of reality. A reductionist approach to science has become so ubiquitous that many scientists find it difficult to imagine that science can be done in any other way. But a great deal of evidence cries out for holistic explanation.
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Daily Inspiration — Painting Self-destructs Last week, an iconic painting sold for $1.4 M at a Sotheby's auction. Somehow, the painting figured out what was happening to it, and it launched into its own protest, committing suicide before the astonished eyes of auctioner and auctionee.
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Daily Inspiration — We’re small, so we have to work together A billion years before the first multi-celled life, microbes and bacteria learned to cooperate on a large scale. Biofilms protect colonies of bacteria and help them to explore their environment more efficiently, seeking resources. Signals like nerve impulses help coordinate the bacteria's collective behavior.
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Daily Inspiration — Heighten the Senses Warm October mornings, moonless before the first light of dawn, a perfect time to walk in the woods. Find the path with your feet. Listen for subtle crunching of leaves and branches if you step to one side or the other. Be aware of your fear or your peace or your anxiety or your wonder. Witness your inner workings as you witness the world outside, from a slight distance, full engagement, no judgment.
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Today, Truth Lives because of DoD Decision from the 1960s The fact that we have independent media that are hard for the Federal government to control is an unforeseen consequence of a decision made about the architecture of the Internet in 1968.
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Daily Inspiration — What is it like to have brains in your feet? Then there's the tale of the fish that were repeatedly going missing overnight in an aquarium. CCTV revealed that a resident octopus would wait till the building was empty, then lift the lid on its own tank, slither over to its supper, collect it, then replace that lid and its own, once it had returned.
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New (?) Details in the Seth Rich case A video with new claims about Seth Rich murder. That Russian intelligence officers spying on the US had picked up a plot to murder Seth Rich a few days before he was killed, and had asked Russian diplomats in Washington to bring their case to the Obama State Dept. That the diplomats were rebuffed, and expelled from the country. ...more...
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Daily Inspiration — Science in its Place Science then Shall be a precious visitant; and then, And only then, be worthy of her name: For then her heart shall kindle; her dull eye, Dull and inanimate, no more shall hang Chained to its object in brute slavery; But taught with patient interest to watch The processes of things, and serve the cause Of order and distinctness,
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Daily Inspiration — Physics and the Unphysical Remote viewing is a skill that anyone can learn to some extent. It is not a spiritual path, but if you learn to quiet your mind and move your awareness into a timeless realm, you are likely to experience things that surprise you and give you another view of reality. The most important thing you can do with remote viewing is to discover who you are. My opinion is that who you really are is non-local awaremess.
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Daily Inspiration — When Geometric Diagrams When geometric diagrams and digits Are no longer the keys to living things, When people who go about singing and kissing Know deeper things than the great scholars, When society is returned once more To unimprisoned life, and to the universe, And when light and darkness mate Once more and make something entirely transparent, And people see in poems and fairy tales The true history of the world,
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Daily Inspiration — Intelligent Design I think we have no idea how life on earth might have gotten started, and that all ideas that I know of on the subject are inadequate. I think that the process of evolution has itself evolved over 4 billion years, so that now Lamarckian inheritance is routine. Even Lamarck is inadequate to explain how efficient evolution has managed to be.
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Natural Abundance Our lives could be far more rewarding and less conflictual if we self-organized for peaceful, productive activity in harmony with nature.
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Death by Smoking: Still shockingly high in the USA United Nations / WHO recently released a report, finding that the American death rate from smoking is the highest in the world.
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Daily Inspiration — Sincere Appreciation When does appreciation turn to flattery? Wise men may differ...
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If you could go back and talk to your pre-COVID self... If you could go back and explain what's happening to your pre-pandemic self...
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Daily Inspiration — Your life mission Ask first: where is the core of my passion? When you have an answer in which you feel some confidence, cultivate the creation that evolves from your inspiration. Put your all into realizing your vision, knowing all the while that it will not take shape as in the purity of your imagination, but will be transformed, in small ways or perhaps profoundly, by your own growth and by the world into which it seeks its place.
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A telescope as big as the earth How big a telescope is practical? The remarkable answer is that there is now a radio telescope "as big as the earth". The trick is done by combining data from 3 telescopes at widely dispersed places on the earth, and waiting for the earth to rotate so that these are in different positions relative to the astronomical target.
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NYTimes - Still Pimping for the CIA, 50 years on The New York Times has been instrumental from the beginning in bolstering credibility for a story of the JFK assassination that has never had any credibility. Today, they have published yet another rehash of the Lone Nut theory.
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Universal Wisdom Advice on how to live a satisfying and fulfilled life is the same, from the Buddha, from Epictetus, from Lao Tzu, from Bertrand Russell and Marianne Williamson, from ancient and modern Christians. They all tell us not to pursue happiness as though it were something we could win, or buy, or own. We can only appreciate what comes to us, while focusing our intent and our action on giving happiness to others.
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Daily Inspiration — Etymology and F*cken D*cks What do the words "duct tape" and and "f*cking" have in common? Both words came into common usage by misguided pedants seeking to correct something that didn't need correcting.
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Daily Inspiration — Why do such different processes produce the same statistical effects? Times for buses, cones in a hen's retina, and energy states of Uranium are all distributed with a curve that looks like a standard bell-shaped curve, but just a bit lopsided. Mathematicians have plotted this function and scientists have observed the function in diverse places in nature, but no one has a good theory yet about why this distribution arises anywhere, let alone in so many different contexts.
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Personal Reflections on the Virus and the Response Korea's strategy of testing everyone and isolating only those who test positive seems so reasonable. Why have our governments seemed so eager to sow panic?
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Daily Inspiration — Sita Sings the Blues Nina Paley brings her modern, feminist sensibility to the Ramayana, an ancient tale of love and jealousy. Sita Sings the Blues
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Daily Inspiration — The Difference between Happiness and Pleasure It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own narrow pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness, such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts, and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves; and this sort of happiness often brings so much pain with it, that we can only tell it from pain by its being what we would choose before everything
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Daily Inspiration — Praise What Comes surprising as unplanned kisses, all you haven't deserved of days and solitude, your body's immoderate good health that lets you work in many kinds of weather.
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What do we know about Scott Joplin? Tradition says he was born 24 November 1868, so he would have been just 150 years old today. The son of a newly-freed Texas slave, how did he learn what he learned about music?
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It's Not Your Fault Don't believe what you read in the papers and hear on the radio. Ally yourself with others who are in comparable circumstances to yours. Find common ground for asserting your right to dignity, education, comfortable surroundings and healthy food, basic medical care, a caring community, and meaningful work. Seek not to better yourself in relation to the plight of your neighbor. Demand a change in the rules of the game.
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Daily Inspiration — Evolving the Web of Life At crucial points in the history of life, evolution proceeded via mergers and acquisitions. Bacteria have been passing genes around for 2 billion years or more, shedding copies willy nilly, picking up other people's genes and keeping whatever they find useful. We worry what monstrosities are being created when Monsanto takes a bacterial insecticide gene and implants it in a patented strain of corn. But nature has been perf
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Sleep, Health, and Longevity Good quality sleep, 6-8 hours per night but not more, is associated with many health benefits and greater longevity. But how to get good sleep, and even what good sleep means varies widely from one person to the next. Different people need more or less sleep, and different sleep schedules can work with different job schedules. You can manage sleep with melatonin and yoga and meditation practice.
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Daily Inspiration — Every Day in Every Way If you live in the USA, you might think 2017 was the worst year ever. But you'd be wrong. In fact, 2017 was probably the very best year in the long history of humanity.
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A sliver of a nearly 3.5-billion-year-old rock from the Apex Chert deposit in Western Australia (top). An example of one of the microfossils discovered in a sample of rock from the Apex Chert (bottom)., From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — How Old is Life The origin of life seems to require vast amounts of space and time and astronomically good luck. On the other hand, life appeared on the primeval, Hadean Earth pretty much as soon as the Earth was cool enough that it wouldn't be cooked. In this latest fossil discovery, there was not just life but complex, multi-celled life at a time when Earth was still in its Hadean age.
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March on the Pentagon 2019 Oct 11, From InText
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I used to think we fought the Civil War to end slavery Ending slavery is a noble idea. Endling slavery with armies and cannons and barbary and rape and theft and devastation of war was a madness for which we are still paying today.
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Daily Inspiration — My Modest Proposal for the US Military Budget Effective immediately, I propose that We the People demand our legislators take action to end the black budget and limit the official budget to the sum of Russia + China together. This comes to an 80% reduction. Starting tomorrow, we spend only 1/5 as much on guns and bombs. We should then announce that we will limit our future military spending in the same manner, never to exceed the next two rivals combined...
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Retreat There is a time for action, but not now; Preserve your latent energies and watch. The case is critical, and if you botch This exercise, it might derange the Dao-- No! Dao eternal, solid as the sea, Cannot be modified by you or me
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A larger "I don't Know" We want so fervently to understand That we deceive ourselves, from earliest youth Imagining we grasp some solid truth. What certainty we have is built on sand.
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Daily Inspiration — Research Secret: The Importance of Being Stupid One of the beautiful things about science is that it allows us to bumble along, getting it wrong time after time, and feel perfectly fine as long as we learn something each time"The more comfortable we become with being stupid, the deeper we will wade into the unknown and the more likely we are to make big discoveries.
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Daily Inspiration The least-written about of the bizarre, counter-intuitive features of quantum mechanics is the treatment of indistinguishable particles. It goes to the heart of (one way) in which quantum reality is different from the everyday reality we deduce from our senses.
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Daily Inspiration — Citizen-funded Ocean Cleanup Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic. The system, originally dreamed up by a teenager, will be shipped out this summer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, between Hawaii and California, and which contains an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic.
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Daily Inspiration — Foretaste of the Beyond Thus is it with our subtlest joys,-- How quick the soul's alarm! How lightly deed or word destroys The evanescent charm! It shows unbidden, comes unbought, Unfetter'd flees away; His swiftest and his sweetest thought Can ne'er a poet say.
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Daily Inspiration — The Zeroth Law of Science "Nature obeys fixed laws, exactly, no exceptions, and the laws are the same everywhere and for all time." It turns out this is demonstrably untrue.
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Daily Inspiration — Kinetic Sculpture of Anthony Howe computer-aided design, wind-driven, interesting to look at
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Adam and Eve, detail from Heironymus Bosch, From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — None of the Above Posed thus, 'tis plain: rebellion is my path-- I'll risk the flaming ire of God's own wrath, His knowledge, freely giv'n is not so dear As what by our own efforts we make clear.
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Daily Inspiration — Carl Jung and Alan Watts What if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent among all offenders, yea, the very Fiend himself, that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of the alms of my own kindness? That I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved. What then?
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Derinkuyu Underground City is an ancient multilevel underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevsehir Province, Turkey. (Credit: ralucahphotography.ro/Getty Images), From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — Underground Cities Safe havens underground, large enough for a self-contained city, are more than 2500 years old. We know more about the ancient ones than we know about what today's shadow government has created for themselves.
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Daily Inspiration — The tortuous path to liberation Humanity is estranged from its authentic possibilities....What we call 'normal' is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience. It is radically estranged from the structure of being.
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Daiy Inspiration — Two Spirits Native Americans traditionally assign no moral gradient to love or sexuality; people are judged for their contributions to their tribe and for their character. It was also a custom for parents to not interfere with nature and so among some tribes, children wore gender-neutral clothes until they reached an age where they decided for themselves which path they would walk and the appropriate ceremonies followed.
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A Very Short Article I'll stand alongside anyone to oppose police violence, and I recognize that African-Americans bear a disproportionate share of this travesty. But far the larger travesty is the ongoing program in military labs to create pathogens like COVID-19 and Lyme Disease. What would it take to get people out in the streets demanding an end to bioweapons "research"?
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Daily Inspiration — Laughter is the Most Sincere Form of Prayer They enjoy the high spirits peculiar to high spirituality: and shock the world by a delicate playfulness, instead of exhibiting the morose resignation which it feels to be proper to the "spiritual life." Moreover, the most clear-sighted amongst the mystics declare such joy to be an implicit of Reality.
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Daily Inspiration — Hope Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war, from the annihilation of the earth's treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal"
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Daily Inspiration — I don’t believe in sin From infant days I learned that self-control Was all that could restrain my crude desires. I dared not think the adults all were liars; Instead, I've borne the price, a lifelong toll. #10 from the I Ching Sonnet Project
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Afghan War: Realities on the Ground A series of recent articles describes the way the U.S. is fighting against itself in Afghanistan, funding the enemy through extortion payments, stirring up the hatred of the people whose lives are ruined by the war, paying poppy growers to produce less, while trafficking in drugs in order to fund covert CIA operations. Continue this war? This is what Obama calls a tough decision.
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Daily Inspiration — Bridging cultures Paul Brunton, born this day in 1898, was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of, and writers on, the spiritual traditions of the East. He travelled widely throughout India and met gurus and teachers who enriched his life immeasurably. By translating for us, in his own vivid language, the wisdom he learned from from these holy men, he is widely credited with having introduced yoga and meditation to the West.
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Daily Inspiration — Spite Worst of all, they tell us that when corporations behave like sociopaths that this is normal, and that our collective prosperity is somehow supported by their rapacious greed. They warn us not to interfere with 'free markets' lest we undermine our own prosperity, but we look around us and we ask, 'What prosperity?', and a little light goes on and we begin to ask 'Who is served by this ideology of unrestrained greed?'
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Daily Inspiration — Ecstatic Octopuses The strange thing about this is that the organization of the octopus brain is so different from the human brain that it is quite surprising we would share any neurotransmitters or any biochemical targets of the small molecule MDMA.
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Open Thread — International Day of Peace What can we, the OpEdNews community, do to promote world peace? We ask for your thoughts.
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Why the Silence on Escalation? Please comment: Why do so few people who oppose the escalation in Afghanistan come out to protest?
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Daily Inspiration — My meditation I always have the option of adopting the vantage of the witness, watching my own responses. It is a practice that can carry me from beating myself up for what I should have done to being the impartial observer of a struggle within myself. Instead of being consumed in anger, I can watch my anger playing itself out. If I have a difficult decision, rather than try to figure out what I "should" do, I step back to watch what I do.
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The Good Samaritan by He Qi, From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — Uncredited Benefactors The effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs. -- George Eliot
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Daily Inspiration — The Paradox of Effort It is not by our struggle that we win passage to the promised land, but perhaps it is our struggle that convinces us we deserve it.
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Daily Inspiration — Fear of Death is a Cultural Artifact Deep within, in the animal part of us, we are not afraid of death. This is something that our culture has imposed on us. Philosophically, we are afraid of annihilation, of becoming nothing, and that concept of death is part of Western "scientific" culture. What surprises me is that so many people I hypnotized -- 80% had within them this mystical, yoga-like attitude, though most were not aware of it. - Helen Wambach
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The Mountain—Keeping Still So take your time. Cling fast until the pride No longer serves-then let it slide.
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Daily Inspiration — To die for "At the moment of death, the soul experiences the same impressions as those initiated into the great Mysteries." -- Plutarch
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Conflict All morals are a kind of cosmic jest That turns our supple twigs to hardened wood. Conflict and strife invade the neighborhood As conscience turns each tribe against the rest.
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Daily Inspiration — Paradise in a Landscape A single step, that freed me from the skirts Of the blind vapour, opened to my view Glory beyond all glory ever seen By waking sense or by the dreaming soul!
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Daily Inspiration — Debussy Is music itself not in fact a kind of contemplation of the eternal enigma, expressed through sound, an enigma equivalent to Eternal Beauty? -- Krzysztof Jeżewski Claude Debussy is 156 years old today.
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Daily Inspiration — Howard Zinn on the American Revolution In Zinn's perspective there was a genuine populist uprising brewing all through the colonies. 90 years before the publication of Das Kapital, people of the American colonies self-organized to throw off the economic shackles with which England was sapping their productive work. But a handful of aristocratic connivers arranged to co-opt the people's energies, and divert the revolution toward a limited transfer of power.
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The Nautilus, from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — Cassandra of the 19th Century 155 years ago, Jules Verne accurately predicted life in 20th Century Paris, including (of course) cars and traffic jams, ubiquitous shopping, high-speed communications, subways, electronic music, the population explosion, and democratization of higher ed, with the result that the classics are forgotten because everyone is majoring in Business.
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Dmitry Kabalevsky and Elena Kabalevsky. Luhansk, 1906, From WikimediaPhotos
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Daily Inspiration — If Aaron Copland were Russian Aaron Copland wrote archetypically American music with depth, originality and an immediate popular appeal. Dmitri Kabalevsky did the equivalent for Russia. Listen to the First Cello Concerto once. It's fun and easy to love. Listen to the Second Cello Concerto twice. It requires more concentration and rewards your attention amply. Today is Kabalevsky's birthday.
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Olmo Lungring The Homeland of Bon Founder Tonpa Shenrab, From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — David Bohm Bohm offered us a fundamental insight into physics that we know how to study and physics that is hidden from view. What we know how to study are patterns in space and time, where things close together are related to one another, and where an event has effects that ripple out from that center. What is so difficult to study are patterns that are spread over space and time, but QM tells us that half of physics is in this form.
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Daily Inspiration — Compensation Hast not thy share? On winged feet, Lo! it rushes thee to meet; And all that Nature made thy own, Floating in air or pent in stone, Will rive the hills and swim the sea, And, like thy shadow, follow thee.
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Daily Inspiration — Lest the answers eclipse the questions An individual dies when he ceases to be surprised. I am surprised every morning that I see the sunshine again. When I see an act of evil, I'm not accommodated. I don't accommodate myself to the violence that goes on everywhere; I'm still surprised. That's why I'm against it, why I can hope against it. We must learn how to be surprised. Not to adjust ourselves. I am the most maladjusted person in society. --Heschel
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Daily Inspiration — Employee Ownership in Sweden In the 1970s, the Swedish labor movement developed a plan to gradually socialize ownership. What can we learn from it today?
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Daily Inspiration — I hope that you had a delicious Thanksgiving. What does it mean to hope for something in the past that already has happened (or not)? Heck--what does it mean to hope for something in the future? And what does it mean to tell someone that we hope something, without really experiencing either the emotion of hope or the visualization of the desiderate event?
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Daily Inspiration — Flying Soulo Five-year-old Josh is watching Sunday morning TV while his parents sleep in. "The Fourth R" is "Religion", and it is also the name of a program designed in a more innocent age to introduce children to religion, or to indoctrinate young minds into a narrow Judeo-Christian perspective on things spiritual. This is America's most complacent decade, and Ginsberg's Howl is yet a few years off
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FBI is (still) Infiltrating Peace and Civil Rights Groups Several articles are referenced, documenting the FBI's illegal role in slanting the American political playing field. Infiltration, spying, and agents-provocateurs are used against workers groups, environmental and peace activists. "Information warfare" has become ubiquitous and devastatingly sophisticated.
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Daily Inspiration — Intersubjective Bootstrap 2d Ed If life is a dream, is it your dream or mine? And why should our two worlds agree?
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Daily Inspiration — It's been 140 years--Are we ready yet? "You ask when it will come to pass; it will come to pass, but first we have to go through the period of isolation." "What do you mean by isolation?" I asked him.
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Glory Days The thing is so damn bright it can't be real. A part of you can tell it's just the sun, Rising as it should, and yet you feel A dazzling revelation has begun.
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Grażyna Bacewicz, born this day in 1909., From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — Grażyna Bacewicz Birthday of Grażyna Bacewicz, one of Poland's great composers of the 20th Century.
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Daily Inspiration — Microdose LSD I don't have any experience with psychedelic drugs, but what I do know is that the narrow, materialistic world-view that has been passed off as "scientific" has imprisoned our minds and driven millions into despair or depression. Whole universes of human potential have been squeezed out of us. We'll find our liberation where we can, and for some, psychedelics provide an open door.
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Daily Inspiration — Opening our (extra) Senses The part of your creative and perceptual capacity that you know and you commonly use are a small slice of your full potential. Just so, you normally attend to only a small slice of all that is, and you have become desensitized to information and sensations that are available to you.
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Daily Inspiration — Does anyone truly create his own values? I do not believe the people who tell me they do not care a row of pins for the opinion of their fellows. It is the bravado of ignorance. They mean only that they do not fear reproaches for peccadillos which they are convinced none will discover.
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Radical Common Sense about COVID and the Lockdown Dr Katz is a Yale professor with a long and distinguished career in preventive medicine. This video begins with what should be obvious: COVID is not the only thing that can kill us. Any sensible program to mitigate spread of the disease must be calibrated to minimize total harm taking all risks into consideration.
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Daily Inspiration — Hyena Anatomy Supports the Matriarchy Comparing Harvey weinstein to a hyena is an insult to hyenas
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Daily Inspiration — Regnum Caelorum Vim Patitur We assail the impenetrable mystery with the best force of our rational brains only that in our inevitable defeat we may fully taste the sweetness of her conquest.
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Daily Inspiration — Why have I never heard of Cyril Scott? A Twentieth-century renaissance man, Cyril Scott is best known as a composer, where his work is surprisingly accessible and varied. He also wrote poetry, philosophy, and fiction. He painted and sought (before its time) to reform medical practice back toward a naturopathic basis. He wrote 41 books, many more articles, and 400 musical works, from operas to symphonies, chamber music and melodic settings of poetry with piano ac
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Daily Inspiration — The Science of Happiness Bait-and-Switch Notice: There is no science of happiness.
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Daily Inspiration — Ascension Noir "Look you little sh*t," catching her breath, "We're not where you think we are, we're never going back, you're never going back to whatever your life was or you thought it was, that Earth is gone for you, all of it."
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Daily Inspiration — Social Connections, Health and Longevity Many of us are interested in self-care to optimize our personal health and extend our lives. But the best thing we can do for ourselves isn't focused on self--it's connection to family and community.
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Kuai = Breakthrough As past the river's rambling you can see An occult energy there manifest. And all the universe erupts in vast, Uncontemplated possibility.
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Daily Inspiration — A Utopian Community that Works Utopian communities rarely last. How have the Hutterites done it over four centuries?
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Daily Inspiration — The Noble Soul of Solomon Northup I recently completed reading Twelve Years a Slave, the autobiography of a free Negro from New York who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Maybe we don't need these graphic reminders of the brutality with which slaves were routinely treated in America's ante-Bellum Deep South, but two things about Northup's account command our attention. First, his extraordinary erudition and fine writing style, in a man who
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Why we're not getting out of Iraq There's a reason we can't withdraw our troops from Iraq. We're there to protect the oil fields which we have privatized for the profits of Western multinationals. The day that we are crying in the streets, 'Give the Iraqis back their oil!' is the day Congress will compel the Administration to effect a military withdrawal from Iraq.
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Daily Inspiration — Together We Reclaim Our Humanity Let us disperse from our aloofness and serve the weak who made us strong, and cleanse the country in which we live. Let us teach this miserable nation to smile and rejoice with heaven's bounty and glory of life and freedom. -- Kahlil Gibran, born this day in 1883
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Daily Inspiration — Recovery We have traded intuition for mastery Lost an unshakable feeling of what is, acquired an understanding of how things work. We disdain the wild beast and the savage, but something they have that we have lost, And in a generation the last of them may be gone.
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What do we live for? What, then, are our values. And, were we completely honest about their provenance, how would we confess to having arrived at these values? I've tried your patience too often with my answers in this web space, so I'll leave the questions for your comments and discussion.
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Daily Inspiration — Blackberry Authorities When I first came out to the country "" my mind emptied and I liked it that way. My mind was like a sky "" without clouds, a summer sky with several birds flapping across a field "" on the eastern horizon.
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The Trillion-dollar Coin Trick The Constitution of the United States grants to Congress the exclusive power "To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures." But that's not how it has worked since 1913. Now the proposed "trillion dollar coin" could be a step back toward democratic control of the money supply.
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Daiy Inspiration — Public Banking: A Powerful New Idea nail at the top of your program of action the demand for a public bank in your community, to take the control of credit out of the hands of speculators and use it for the welfare of the people. Make it your first provision that every dollar of public money shall be deposited in this bank and every detail of public financing handled by this bank; make it your second provision that the purpose of this bank shall be to put all p
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Daily Inspiration — Vita activa & Vita contemplativa Every kind of activity, even the process of mere thought, must culminate in the absolute quiet of contemplation. Every movement, the movements of body and soul as well as of speech and reasoning, must cease before truth. Truth, be it the ancient truth of Being or the Christian truth of the living God, can reveal itself only in complete human stillness.
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Daily Inspiration — What Work Could Be I have long accepted this as true and right. It is part of the cultural water I swim in. But today I find it goes against the grain of my deeper values. It is a denigration of work and a denigration of living.
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Daily Inspiration — For My Father I love. I've loved. I will love to keep my father alive. When he turned slow to me, he blamed the wind for all his crying.
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Letter to my Comrades So, you find grounds for pessimism in the observation that the Congress has just granted a psychopathic president an arrogation of power not seen since 1215, and the fix is in for another rigged election? Take courage from lessons of biology as well as history!
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Daily Inspiration—Liberation from Self-Forcing Our habit of seeking control is modeled on a hostile external world. But "self-control" is a problematic concept.Imagine clamping your jaw closed with your hand to prevent your mouth from eating too much! We don't do that, but what we do is akin to setting up a war within ourselves. We seek to use the surface mind, the conscious and "rational" part to hold in check the impulses that run below the surface.
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Daily Inspiration — What kind of body can support a compassionate soul? The goal of Integral Yoga, and the birthright of every individual, is to realize the spiritual unity behind all the diversities in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family.
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Anonymous Letter from JPMorgan Whistleblower A letter, reproduced here, purports to be from a whistleblower within JPMorgan, who alleges (1) conspiracies to manipulate currency and precious metals futures markets, and (2) that JPMorgan's exposure to derivatives puts it at risk of bankruptcy from the Greek crisis.
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Daily Inspiration — Rilke's Birthday If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused.
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Daily Inspiration — Absorb this into your world-view St Joseph of Copertino (1603 - 1663) lived in Italy. Thousands of people reported having seen him rise up in the air and fly on many occasions.
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Daily Inspiration — An Exchange of Gifts As long as you read this poem I will be writing it. I am writing it here and now, before your eye, although you can't see me. Perhaps you'll dismiss this as a verbal trick, the joke is you're wrong; the real trick is pretending this is something fixed and solid, external to both of us. I tell you better: I will keep on writing this poem for you even after I'm dead.
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The Palestinian March of Return Last week, 30,000 residents of Gaza staged a nonviolent demonstration that turned very violent, as Israeli troops opened fire into the crowd. At least 15 were killed and thousands were injured. Did it begin with Palestinians throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails over the barbed wire? Were the people who threw the rocks " agents provocateurs ," Israeli agents dressed as Palestinians? Or were they Palestians driven to desperation
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Daily Inspiration — What do we want? UTOPIA. When do we want it? NOW We want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying. We're tired of seeing just a few people able to be individualists.
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One Clear Message Research that creates new weaponized viruses is illegal. It is immoral. It has no legitimate research application. It doesn't even have any legitimate military application, since, as we see, viruses will blow back against whoever releases them. We, the People, demand an end to bioweapons research.
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Daily Inspiration — Gilets Jaunes seed a Worldwide Movement The French Protest movement has begun to win concessions. It is spreading to Belgium and Canada.
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A Disaster for You and Me, a Bonanza for the 1% Tens of millions of Americans are out of work, and millions of small businesses are without revenue. Some of them will never recover. Meanwhile, America's billionaires have added handsomely to their wealth in the last month.
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Daily Inspiration — God as Mind I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension. -- Freeman Dyson (Infinite in All Directions, 1988)
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Daily Inspiration — Science Bites its Tail This is a story of physics research, pursued on its own terms by luminaries in the field, pointing to the inference that the physical description of our world cannot be complete without the addition of observers. Consciousness complements and helps to define physical reality.
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Daily Inspiration — Attuning to Nature Who, in this spirit, communes with the Forms Of nature, who with understanding heart Both knows and loves such objects as excite No morbid passions, no disquietude, No vengeance, and no hatred--needs must feel The joy of that pure principle of love
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Daily Inspiration — A Strange, Wild Song He thought he saw an Elephant That practised on a fife: He looked again, and found it was A letter from his wife. 'At length I realize,' he said, 'The bitterness of life!'
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Daily Inspiration — The Most of It Some morning from the boulder-broken beach He would cry out on life, that what it wants Is not its own love back in copy speech, But counter-love, original response.
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Daily Inspiration — New Give me a place to stand, from which I can see the earth / Sell me a ticket that I might return to the land before my birth / Grant me a new perspective on what I have never seen / Teach me to be a being of a sort I have never been
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Daily Inspiration — Failure is Not an Option when a man gives his order to produce a definite result and stands by that order it seems to have the effect of giving him what might be termed a second sight which enables him to see right through ordinary problems. What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows what he wants and is determined not to quit until he finds it
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Daily Inspiration—Go Public Under every guilty secret there is hidden a brood of guilty wishes, whose unwholesome infecting life is cherished by the darkness. The contaminating effect of deeds often lies less in the commission than in the consequent adjustment of our desires--the enlistment of our self-interest on the side of falsity...George Eliot
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Daily Inspiration — The Hard Problem In the 17th Century, Rene' Descartes was both scientist and Christian philosopher. Elisabeth von der Pfalz was 24-year-old daughter of a Bohemian prince when she wrote to Descartes, challenging his dualism with clear-eyed questions. There followed a seven-year correspondence between the two, in which Descartes faced up to the fact that the question he had taken on deserved the name of Hard Problem.
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Daily Inspiration — Happier Lots of truisms don't have to be repeated but there is one that has got to be, Which is that it is much nicer to be happy than it is not to be,
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The Body Clock (flash fiction) We might delay, but cannot avoid death. Even if you had the Goblet of Gilgamesh, the actuaries would offer even money whether you'd survive your thousandth birthday. The world is just too full of drunk drivers and mutating viruses. You know this, of course, but I didn't. The only excuse I can offer is that fear of dying was clouding my reason.
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Daily Inspiration — Happy Birthday, Gustav Today is Mahler's birthday (1860). Sample from Mahler documentaries and symphonies.
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A Mirror — America’s First Gilded Age Book Review: Lords of Creation (1936) At its philosophic core, capitalism is not distinguishable from a Ponzi scheme, and the fact that a rapacious, unsustainable, ecocidal expansion has continued a hundred years past the cliff's edge has placed us all in the shadow of a coming day of reckoning.
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Daily Inspiration — Whose money? Our money! The American economy is crippled by a shortage of cash. There is no need for this. Any community that can offer value can create money.
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Daily Inspiration — Solstice Must there be ever one bleak day Whose dark surpasses all the rest? In vain we seek a single ray Our hopes to spark, our gloom to stay... This grim ordeal is but a test The light we draw from our own vest Yields confidence to point the way, Illumines our unfinished quest.
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Daily Inspiration — Elephant Birth Pregnant elephants don't look pregnant, any more than other elephants. Elephants don't seem stressed. Babies need the equivalent of a rough slap to get them to wake up and begin life.
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Daily Inspiration — ‘The greatest good for the greatest number’ John Stuart Mill, history's most famous rationalist, tried to figure out what made people happy, then admitted that even HE (let alone mostpeople) wasn't rational.
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Alien Alert! Mind Kontrol! Creatures from DC have a superpower called Mind Kontrol. If you are near one, he can take over your frontal cortex. It may not feel any different. You may not even detect that you have been altered.
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Daily Inspiration — This is Water the so-called real world will not discourage you from operating on your default settings, because the so-called real world of men and money and power hums merrily along in a pool of fear and anger and frustration and craving and worship of self. Our own present culture has harnessed these forces in ways that have yielded extraordinary wealth and comfort and personal freedom. The freedom all to be lords of our tiny skull-sized
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The Liberal Press, Unmasked Fifteen years ago, the New York Times was doing their bit to paint a friendly face on an overprivileged, incompetent Texas drunk whose initials are GWB. Now they're shilling for his kid brother. An Act of Love, that's our Jeb. A bedrock of liberalism, that's the New York Times. With friends like this, who needs enemies?
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Daily Inspiration — What does it mean to be self-actualized in these crazy times? The goal of identity (self-actualization . . .) seems to be simultaneously an end-goal in itself, and also a transitional goal, a rite of passage, a step along the path to the transcendence of identity. This is like saying its function is to erase itself. Put the other way around, if our goal is the Eastern one of ego-transcendence and obliteration, of leaving behind self-consciousness and self-observation, . . . then it looks
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Daily Inspiration — A Scientist’s Prayer Surprise me! Shake me loose from my complacency! Hit my belief system hard with something real that I cannot ignore!
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Daily Inspiration — Surrealist Manifesto (1924) Under the banner of civilization, under the pretext of progress, we have applied the label "superstition" to banish all challenges to our quotidien reality; we have denied our own experience as chimera; we have proscribed every mode of seeking truth that is not conventionally empirical.
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Daily Inspiration — Why do I feel like I don’t belong on this planet? The idea that, before we were born, we each chose our bodies, our DNA, and our individual situation from a perspective of foreknowledge -- this is an empowering paradigm and leads to good principles for living, whether or not it is literally true. Ray Maor was a computer programmer before he stopped eating for a year and found his calling as a charismatic teacher for self-realization.
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Oh, dear! I can't make sense of the news...Here's a hint from Moscow Why are we so upset when China comes into Syria to bomb the same people we've been bombing, but they're so much more effective? Where did Trump come from, and how come Donald Trump gets so much screen time when nobody wants him to be president (and especially not the Republicans) Why is it so hard to tell sincere comments from internet trolls? Here's a new Adam Curtis that offers a strange hint...from Russia.
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Daily Inspiration — Trees are people, too Trees have something like a nervous system, sending electric signals from leaves to the trunk and back. Trees talk to each other underground and exchange nutrients via fungal webs, sometimes with unrelated trees of an entirely different species. Trees communicate with one other via pheromones in the air, tiny quantities of powerful signal molecules that can warn of disease or insect invasion.
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Daily Inspiration — A retort to “Try harder” My greatest happiness consists precisely in doing nothing whatever that is calculated to obtain happiness"If you ask 'what ought to be done' and 'what ought not to be done' to produce happiness, I answer that these questions do not have answer.
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Daily Inspiration — Long-term Trends In 2018, Earth picked up about 40,000 tons of interplanetary material, mostly dust, much of it from comets. Earth lost around 100,000 tons of hydrogen and helium, light gases which escaped to outer space. Roughly 500,000 cubic kilometers of water fell on Earth's surface as rain and snow-a tiny fraction of the 1.3 billion cubic kilometers of all oceans, but far more than the fresh water standing and flowing on Earth's surface.
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Daily Inspiration — Reshaping Capitalism America has wildcat capitalism, where the biggest companies can use their economic might to wipe out competition, and where the corporation has a mandate by law to do everything it can to increase shareholder profits, with predictable effects on employees, the environment, and customers. Europe has a softer brand of capitalism in which companies are regulated by government, competition is protected, and the corporate boards i
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Daily Inspiration — Bettabilitarianism "Utilitarianism" is the secular moral philosophy that says there are no absolutes of right and wrong, but society's managers can seek to arrange things so as to promote the general welfare--"the greatest good for the greatest number". Holmes uses the word "bettabilitarianism" to describe "the idea that the world is loose at the joints, that indeterminism plays a real role in the world."
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Daily Inspiration — Magic Magic is no more than the art of consciously employing invisible means to produce visible effects. Will, love, and imagination are magic powers that everyone possesses; and whoever knows how to develop them to their fullest extent is a magician. Magic has but one dogma, namely, that the seen is the measure of the unseen.
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Daily Inspiration — A Radical Truth There is no way to separate the subjective from the objective. There is no such thing as objective physical reality. But so much of our science and culture based on an objective reality works rather well. Why?
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Daily Inspiration — Embodied Animal I might have been embodied animal. Instead, I wear my brain outside my skin And touch the world through thought, unlike my kin Who know th'immediacy of Gaia's pull. From brain I'm loathe to separate, it can Provide me understanding and control. My thinking is conflated with my soul Because 'tis mind, not joy, that makes me Man. How much I've sacrificed for this conceit! So long as I am "better", I can be
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The Pursuit of Happiness? Rats! The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment. Cartoon by Steve Cutts. Something between Kafka and Charlie Chaplin.
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Daily Inspiration — Socrates in the Agora Everyone appreciated the great mind of Socrates, but he could not be permitted to pollute the minds of vulnerable young Athenians with his skepticism of the gods. The only proper thing to do was to feed him hemlock, and remove Google results for "The Republic" off the first page.
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Why are we so deeply divided over vaccines? It's because there are two topics--both deep and nuanced--that neither side is eager to discuss. Both have to do with individual rights vs communal obligations.
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Daily Inspiration — Truth All men, at one time or another, have fallen in love with the veiled Isis whom they call Truth.
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Daily Inspiration — Labor Movement Alive in Wisconsin Publicity about the arrests and the limitation of In 2011, Gov Scott Walker changed the rules of collective bargaining and killed the unions that fought for better schools and hospitals, along with working conditions for teachers, doctors and nurses that support their ability to do their work. Singers have been protesting in the State Capitol every day since then.
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Daiy Inspiration — Our Most Articulate Peace Advocate For the last 15 years, David Swanson has made it his mission in life to put an end to war. He has read and digested a great deal of history. He convinces us from every side that war is a fraud. He argues always from the mainstream narrative, never risking being labeled a 'conspiracy theorist'. Even when evaluated by the criteria that our leaders put forth to justify war, war fails miserably. It is not merely that everythi
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Vigil in Support of Julian Assange Julian Assange has been under house arrest for 5 years. Now he is in isolation, communications cut off. Join renowned whistleblowers, activists, celebrities, political figures and journalists speaking in a weekly all-night vigil.
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Assange and Pilger: Fake News comes from the Mainstream Liberal Press Julian Assange and John Pilger help open our eyes. This video is a source of new information and a reminder about what we have seen in the past, a dire warning about artificial intelligence that can automate and personalize the false narratives of the US government, and also a hopeful message about what we know and how we can resist.
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Daily Inspiration — The Language that Earth Speaks While persons brought up within literate culture often speak about the natural world, indigenous, oral peoples sometimes speak directly to that world, acknowledging certain animals, plants and even landforms as expressive subjects with whom they might find themselves in conversation. Obviously these other beings do not speak with a human tongue; they do not speak in words.
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Daily Inspiration — Whoa, man, that’s like some heavy-duty physics! We talk about a particular electron being in a particular place, or following a particular orbit. But this is a shorthand, a fiction. The truth is that every electron in the universe participates equally in this behavior, whatever it is, and all the electrons are continually checking in with each other and coordinating their behaviors, such that if you shine a light on this place and look, exactly one electron will appear und
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Jia = Family That love is not a thing one can deserve That will-to-power yields to will-to-serve. Your family is a microcosm where You need not pose or try to prove you care. All roles are tried here, dreams and visions nursed And to the end, your family will come first.
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Daily Inspiration — The Opposite of Cynicism Yann Arthus-Bertrand art makes you glad to be alive, proud to be human, makes you want to reach out and hear the stories of 7 billion heroic souls, inspires you to rise up and protect our living Gaia. Arthus-Bertrand's most inspiring work is shared freely on the internet.
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Insouciant The idea of protecting ourselves from exposure to the virus is a fiction,fool's errand. We can't do it. A recent survey in Silicon Valley found that 5% of the population had antibodies to the virus. A similar survey in New York found 15%. And these numbers are doubling every week or so, so they're 3 or 4 weeks away from the entire population.
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Daily Inspiration — Herman Hesse Sometimes the call of a bird Or the rustle of wind-blown leaf, Or a barking dog, barely heard I am taken by laughter, then grief. My soul flies back, aeons past This life and so many others, To a time when we all clove fast, This bird and the wind were my brothers. My soul becomes the tree, A whisp of cloud, then a pond. When, transformed, it comes back to me Ripe with questions, how should I respond? - HH tr JJM
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Daily Inspiration — The Only World Worth Inhabiting, and How to Get There once I have read it, it is obvious. If there is salvation for us, it must come in this direction. It is right for us to assume this posture because only from this posture is there a way forward toward a future worth inhabiting.
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Daily Inspiration — The Measure of All Things For 99.99% of the history of the living earth, there were no human beings on its surface. Was this world of no value, an extravagant waste because there was "no one there to appreciate it"?
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Daily Inspiration — Turn the Other Cheekiness One day had Zarathustra fallen asleep under a fig-tree, owing to the heat, with his arms over his face. And there came an adder and bit him in the neck, so that Zarathustra screamed with pain. When he had taken his arm from his face he looked at the serpent; and then did it recognise the eyes of Zarathustra, wriggled awkwardly, and tried to get away. "Not at all," said Zarathustra, "as yet hast thou not received my thanks!"
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Daily Inspiration — It was 90 years ago today... We don't have to dream. All we have to do is enforce the law. War is illegal by International Law, and war is illegal by United States law, and any president who sends troops abroad, any senator or congressman who votes to authorize fighting, has reneged on his oath of office.
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Has Ira Glass been Enlisted for Internet Censorship? This week's edition of This American Life is a sophisticaed hatchet job, using innuendo and guilt by association to ridicule and ostracize anyone who questions the NPR version of the news. 9/11 Truth is explicitly targeted. Shame on Ira.
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I Am An Anarchist Anarchism has a venerable history, going back to utopians and great thinkers of the 19th Century. Leo Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman were all sympathetic to anarchism. The philosophy of anarchism grows from a belief in the goodness of humanity and the dangers of centralized authority. But from the very earliest days, authoritarian governments sought to associate the word "anarchy" with chaos and with violence.
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Daily Inspiration — Plus ca change The President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the best of his manly attributes. To preserve for a short time so conspicuous an appearance before the world, he is content to eat dust before the real masters who stand erect behind the throne. --Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841
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Daily Inspiration — On Waiting The words "bored", "boring" and "boredom" appear nowhere in all of Plato. 2000 years later, Shakespeare uses "boring" only to mean "drilling a hole in the earth". It would seem that boredom is a modern affliction. To "be a bore" meaning "to be tiresome or dull" first occurs in print in 1768, and at that time it is not about an absence of stimulus, but rather a grating, persistent irritation.
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Daily Inspiration — When Freedom Dies He who possesses liberty otherwise than as an aspiration possesses it soulless, dead. One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands still in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by so doing that he has just lost it.
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Daily Inspiration — What makes us want to listen to music? Pierre Boulez was consciously reaching into tomorrow, both with his conducting and his composition. He was determined to create music that would be relished on its 100th listening, and less concerned with motivating us to get through the first 99. Some say you have to analyze it with your left brain before your right brain can take it in as music.
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Daily Inspiration — What did William James say about Life after Death? logically compel us to disbelieve in immortality?...Most persons imbued with what one may call the puritanism of science would feel themselves bound to answer this question with a yes.
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Daily Inspiration — Embracing ambiguity I shall speak of ... how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another ... Of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next " Of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis and progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.
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Freedom of the Press in the Age of JFK We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions."And there is very grave danger that the announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits
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Daily Inspiration — Bountiful earth squandered by a wasteful economic system Can our earth support a comfortable standard of living for 7 billion people sustainably into the future? Ed Lake argues Yes, but not with an economic system that is prodigiously wasteful and grossly inequitable.
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Kol Nidrei I wait all day to fill myself with emptiness For the silent cacophny of the unseen If I knew what I wanted, I would not want it What I must unlearn is unbearable. Faith is with me yet, undaunted The bliss that consoles all will make its appearance Not knowledge, no, but Release from the need to know. Even now, all is well.
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Daily Inspiration — Einstein Said It, so It Must be True quotes attributed to Einstein, whose 140th birthday is today.
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Daily Inspiration — What are you thinking, Hal? Computer learning systems are solving big problems. The programmer doesn't tell the computer how to proceed, but merely provides massive amounts of data for the computer to learn with. The computer sets about blindly looking for patterns in the data and sometimes finds patterns that people would never see.
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Daily Inspiration — Knowledge and Complacency "Knowledge is not a series of self consistent theories that converges towards an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth"
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Daily Inspiration — Lungfish Life evolved in the sea (so we think) and moved much later to land. For 160 million years, there were fish, but no vertebrates on land. Lungfish were a bottleneck species, a narrow bridge from the water to the land. They can adapt to breathing air or water, but not at the same time!
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Blake - The Clod and the Pebble, From FlickrPhotos
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Daily Inspiration — The Clod and the Pebble "Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair."
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Daily Inspiration — Three Views of Truth How much truth is enough? How much truth is too much?
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Daily Inspiration — Spooky Action: A Fable This is a Fable for physicists. One of the principal themes of Einstein's work was "causality". His Relativity theories were rooted in the idea that future effects must be linked to past causes. That's why he could never wrap his head around Quantum Mechanics, which necessarily includes future causes and past effects, as proven by J.S. Bell 9 years after Einstein died.
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Daily Inspiration — Spiders Poem of Delmore Schwartz, hunting and mating habits of spiders, illustrated with science videos.
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Fukushima: Protecting the Public from Panic One year ago today, the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit with an earthquake. Almost immediately, governments and corporations came together to manage the news, and decide what we would be allowed to hear. It has developed as the worst nuclear disaster in history, surpassing Chernobyl.
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Why Nothing Works Have you noticed that software bugs are a lot more prevalent than they were just a few years ago. We no longer expect things to work the first time we press the appropriate button, and we have work-arounds at the ready. This is the predictable result of competing software standards and millions of programmers racing to add new functionality to systems that have never been tested working in combination with other systems.
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Daily Inspiration — Silvio Gesell and Free Money A generation before John Maynard Keynes, Silvio Gesell figured all this out, and figured too that banks were manipulating the money supply for their own advantage, not for the public good. His book, The Natural Economic Order, contains truths that are being kept from us even now by those who control the creation of money, and want to hold on to that control.
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Daily Inspiration — More than one way to write a blog If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work, you should acquire a cat. The cat's serenity will sink into your soul, freeing your subconscious to write.
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Daily Inspiration — We need our illusions I first saw this cartoon in 1972, and it had an effect on me that has lasted ever since. Recently, with help from the Canadian National Film Board, I rediscovered it and it was even better than I remembered.
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Daily Inspiration — When Socialism Was Respectable What I mean by Socialism is a condition of society in which there should be neither rich nor poor, neither master nor master's man, neither idle nor overworked, neither brain slack brain workers, nor heart sick hand workers, in a word, in which all men would be living in equality of condition, and would manage their affairs unwastefully, and with the full consciousness that harm to one would mean harm to all--commonwealth!
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Guaranteed Basic Income goes Mainstream No idea has so much potential to transform society as a guaranteed income. Imagine what creativity people are capable of if they don't have to work! Crime born of desperation will plummet. People will be unwilling to work at degrading, meaningless jobs, and employers will have to provide better opportunities. This idea is now going mainstream.
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Facebook's Two Billion Addicts Social media are successors to the Opium Wars and multinational tobacco companies. A third of the world is addicted
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Daily Inspiration — Stranger than Fiction Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through
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Daily Inspiration — What does Peace Ask of Us? One hundred years ago today, an armistice was signed to end the War to End All Wars. Unaware, the troops went right on killing, raping, and plundering. But the Great War led to an up-wising, as people the world over figured out that they had been snookered into a murderous, devastating, tragic and pointless world war. In 1928, the US led the world in outlawing all future war, with the Kellogg-Briand Pact. This treaty remain
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Obama poised to fulfill Reagan's dream Obama signaled he will attack the Federal deficit by reducing Medicare and Social Security payments. This fulfills a cherished Right-wing goal since Reagan. We find ourselves in a cycle: Republicans create huge deficits with irresponsible tax breaks for the rich and bloody foreign wars. Then Democrats face huge deficits, and do the 'responsible' thing by cutting support to the poor and working class.
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Limitation He feels he's both the finder and the found; His yoke is tight, but surely it is his. He bucks and starts, acknowledging what is His lot and manifest, to which he's bound.
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Daily Inspiration — Challenging your own beliefs Inevitably, most of what we read fits nicely with what we already believe, and rightly so. But don't limit your reading to the familiar and the comfortable. Once or twice a week, take in something that you deeply disagree with. Read something that you know in advance is wrong and misguided, even morally depraved.
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Walkable, Bikeable Cities All of our cities should be shifting investments from roads and parking to pedestrian malls, walkways, and bicycle trails. Public transportation is also a key strategy.
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Daily Inspiration — Contemplation Contemplation is the highest expression of man's intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder, It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life of being. It is gratitude for awareness, for life, and for being. It is vivid awareness that life and being in us proceed from an invisible, transcendant, and infinitely abundant Source.
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Daily Inspiration — What he wrote about COVID 111 years ago E. M. Forster wrote a dystopian novella about a world where people live in separate cubicles and interact with others almost exclusively via screens and keyboards. Human touch comes to feel unwelcome and threatening. Artificial Intelligence controls the machines that run the world's production systems, and it is no longer clear whether the machines exist to serve human needs or the humans exist to serve the machines.
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Daily Inspiration — Non-violent through and through I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.
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Daily Inspiration — Many Universes? Last week, I wrote about the Anthropic Principle, which prompted mainstream astronomers to postulate the existence of zillions of other universes to avoid the alternative inference: that life is as primary as physics-that the purpose of our universe is to be a home for life. There is another realm where physicists have postulated the existence of (even more unthinkably many) extra universes in order to save their 19th Century.
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Daily Inspiration — Beauty Of the Angel who standeth or walketh always with me at my left hand, I asked: "Hast thou seen Beauty? Her that me-seemeth was the mistress of my soul in Eternity? Her that is now beyond question set over me in Time; even though I behold her not, and, it may be, have never beheld, nor ever shall; her of whose aspect I am ignorant as noon is concerning any star; Is she the heart of the day, or the soul of the night?"
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Daily Inspiration — Re-enchanting Our World and Ourselves we have been robbed of a great deal of the beauty and mystery in life. TEach of us has within us our dreams, intuitions and presentiments, communications from nature and from the divine. We have learned to look past them. We have learned to attend to the five senses and the material world, to the exclusion of half of ourselves. We routinely suppress the very parts of ourselves that know why we are alive.
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Daily Inspiration — Sonnets to Orpheus, Book I #4 Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back into the earth; for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas. The trees you planted in childhood have grown too heavy. You cannot bring them along. Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold.
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Daily Inspiration — Biodegrading Plastic Bottles A group of University of Portsmouth scientists stumbled on an enzyme that can be used to degrade PET bottles in just a few days.
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Daily Inspiration — A new understanding of money expands what is possible For those who like their information compact and concise, here is a video that takes you from A to Z in 15 minutes. German/British economic professor Richard Werner gives us his theory of money and references the empirical support for that theory above more conventional views. He goes on to diagnose the simultaneous concentration of wealth and stagnation of productive activity, to trace it to concentration of the power to dec
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Daily Inspiration — Open Letter to my Brothers and Sisters in the Holy Land I invite you to open your hearts to all your neighbors, to take the courageous and magnanimous first step toward peace. You can have all the richness of the nation you have built--your science and industry, your innovation, your culture and the arts--you can have all this and more in the context of a multi-cultural Israel/Palestine.
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Daily Inspiration — Sapphic Dream I LOVE the luminous poison of the moon, The silence of illimitable seas, Vast night, and all her myriad mysteries, Perfumes that make the burdened senses swoon
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For my Mom — Appreciation & Apology This year, I learned that trees have mothers, too. They gather light from branches high above, Dispatch their sugared sap imbued with love; Then mycorrhizal networks send it through To saplings starting up in mother's shade. Of course, not every tree can have a mom --The orphan tree farm and the potted palm-- But those that start their lives within a glade Take time for deeper roots and denser wood...
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Censored News of 2018 In this WBAI radio interview, Mark Crispin Miller talks about censored news in general, and outlines the main areas where we're being deceived, sometimes with lies, sometimes with ignoring an important subject, sometimes with one-sided coverage.
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Josh Responds to his Internal Critic (This is in response to a poem I uploaded last week, berating my own self-defeating asocial behaviors.)
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Daily Inspiration — Morning All that is eternal in me Welcomes the wonder of this day, The field of brightness it creates Offering time for each thing To arise and illuminate.
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Daily Inspiration — Utopia for Realists There's no evidence at all that people will turn out to be lazy. Most people are inherently creative, and want to do something with their lives. Today's jobs don't channel this creative energy into productivity--they force people to do work they know is meaningless, and they gradually suffocate. When people's income is provided without requiring work, work will become vastly more usefully productive.
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Daily Inspiration — Think for Yourself All ideas fall in one of two categories: Ideas that are probably wrong, and Ideas that are certainly boring.
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Daily Inspiration — Head-changing day Rosh hashanah is literally head-changing day. If you want a new year, you are going to need to get a new head. A new head is a story-free head. Your stories define you. If your stories are positive and loving, then you are optimistic and loving. If your stories are negative and fearful, then you are angry and afraid. Regardless of their emotional charge, however, stories are not reality.
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Daily Inspiration — The Immortal I have noticed that in spite of religion, the conviction as to one's own immortality is extraordinarily rare. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all profess belief in immortality, but the veneration paid to the first century of life is proof that they truly believe only in those hundred years, for they destine all the rest, throughout eternity, to rewarding or punishing what one did when alive.
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Just Singing in the Rain, From FlickrPhotos
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Daily Inspiration — A Note Life is the only way to get covered in leaves, catch your breath on the sand, rise on wings;
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Daily Inspiration — Dreaming The world is hard, the pillow's stuff is soft One holds my frame, one keeps my soul aloft.
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Daily Inspiration — For day-to-day For day to day, a lucid logic serves-- Analysis of fact be my best guide. But when there's more at stake, I've been misled, And destiny was quick to vanquish pride. It's thus I've learned to doubt my brain's own nerves, And trust my body rather than my head.
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Love Lessons from Abu Ghraib No one wants to think about torture. But if no one thinks about it, who will stand up and put a stop to it? "Love Lessons from Abu Ghraib" is a one-woman show that offers an engaging and uplifting way to begin taking in the horrors that are being perpetrated in our name.
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Daily Inspiration — On Water 'Furough' is inexact: No ship could be converted to a plow traveling this vitreous ebony.
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From flickr.com: Image taken from page 77 of 'Terra incognita. Eine kurzgefasste Darstellung der stufenweisen Entwickelung der Erdkenntnis von Ausgange des Mittelalters bis zur Gegenwart , From FlickrPhotos
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Daily Inspiration — It May Be So It may be, that the million cells of sense, Loosed from their seventy years adhesion, pass Each to some joy of changed experience, Weight in the earth or glory in the grass. It may be, that we cease; we cannot tell. Even if we cease, life is a miracle.
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A video on vaccine politics and vaccine safety Del Bigtree is a captivating speaker, and he also has some powerful content to report, things that I didn't know. Vaccines are not subject to the same safety testing as drugs Pharmaceutical companies make all the profits on vaccines, but they assume none of the liabilities if their products are unsafe. The Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sole defendant in any legal claim that a vaccine has caused side effects.
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Daily Inspiration — ~∃∞ There's no such thing as infinity, not physically. Even time had a beginning, and time will have an end.
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Daily Inspiration — Who’s in Charge? programmer of an in silico simulation or head of a cosmically-endowed physics lab lest we call Him Zeus or ( ) specifies Just Six Numbers and watches with satisfaction recombination precedes clumping to galaxies, stars and planets, chemistry and cells of homeostasis and Life, communities spawn ecosystems before all threatens to come unglued when one species whose hubris exceeds its intelligence decrees itself Dominion over the
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A Chance to Vote for Universal Basic Income People who think the antidote to Donald Trump is a boring generic Democrat missed the point. He is a sign of massive institutional failure, on both sides. -- Andrew Yang
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Daily Inspiration — A Call to Courage There's a human instinct that says "Don't beat up babies and don't beat up old people. So if someone needs to lie down in front of these bombers, if someone needs to bear witness at the meetings where obscene violence is rationalized, it's us old people - we should do it!
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Daily Inspiration — A Long Legacy At a time when the American economy was creating wealth prolifically, and all of it was going to a tiny minority who didn't need it, a populist from Louisiana stood up and told the truth. Working Americans were being robbed. The productive economy was being drained not for anything that anyone needed or wanted, but just to feed the desire of accumulation of a few Rockefellers and Morgans and Carnegies. He was enor
Water-thrifty .Bonsai. Tree Along the Grand Canyon Rim 8025, From FlickrPhotos
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Daily Inspiration - From paradox, inspiration "Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity."
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Daily Inspiration — Brahms and Tchaikovsky Born in 1833 and 1840, in Hamburg and Votkinsk, both on the 7th of May. The most popular, most beloved of all the great late romantic composers, and yet they couldn't appreciate one another. Brahms was indifferent to Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky actively disliked Brahms's music and argued that it was unappealing. Today, their reputations are both solid.
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Daily Inspiration — Virtual Reality Freud and I talked for about twenty minutes. He was insightful; he said things that I'd never said to myself, in ordinary life. When I took off the headset, I wanted to tell myself, "Good talk." From his perspective, I'd seemed different: sadder, more ordinary and comprehensible. I told myself to remember that version of me. "I didn't feel like I was talking to myself," I said. "It felt like a real conversation."
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Resveratrol: candidate for anti-aging pill An extract of red wine may provide some of the longevity benefits of weight loss without the dietary restriction.
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Marianne Williamson Needs One Dollar Marianne Williamson will add a dimension to the presidential debates this June if she gets to participate. All she needs is one dollar from you.
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Daily Inspiration — Go to bed! IS it not better at an early hour In its calm cell to rest the weary head, While birds are singing and while blooms the bower, Than sit the fire out and go starv'd to bed? - Walter Savage Landor, born this day in 1775
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Pain It's pain that teaches us to concentrate. A decade on the cushion can't compare To one agonizing hour of despair For the terrain it can elucidate.
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Robert Reich makes the Case for Universal Basic Income Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich makes his case for a Universal Basic Income. Reich shows how technology will replace jobs, citing that nearly half of jobs are at risk to automation by 2040. Reich said that isn't "necessarily bad" as it will give people who have had their job replaced to give them more "free time" to "do what they want."
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Daily Inspiration — Memory that does not depend on a brain We are conditioned to think that our selves and our precious memories, built over a lifetime, are all dependent on this fragile, perishable body. Most crucial is the brain, because that is where we imagine that we live.
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Daily Inspiration — Deep Thinker from a Culture We Find Strange You and I believe in Science because we were born into a 20th Century Western culture. John Donne, born this day in 1572, believed in Christianity, for just the same reason. Starting from our own framework of thought, we seek to expand the reach of logic and make sense of our world. Donne was doing the same thing, with his wide-ranging and fecund mind. Perhaps Donne can help us perceive the limits of our own culture.
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Daily Inspiration — Let me remind you who you really are This is the perfect moment to take everything less seriously and less personally and less literally. Permanent war and the loss of civil liberties are only symptoms of an even larger, long-term threat to the fate of the earth: the genocide of imagination. We must remain light-hearted, experimental, playful in this very serious and very delightful task of ending violence and inaugurating a new era of bounty and cooperation.
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Daily Inspiration — Truant Hide all your snares, vain town Gilded with cross and crown, Lest your foul streams deter The day's new worshiper.
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Daily Inspiration — The Loom of Dreams I broider the world upon a loom, I broider with dreams my tapestry; Here in a little lonely room I am master of earth and sea, And the planets come to me.
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A Grazing Encounter Between Two Spiral Galaxies, From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — One word says it all "Gradually, the concrete enigma I labored at disturbed me less than the generic enigma of a sentence written by a god. What type of sentence (I asked myself) will an absolute mind construct? I considered that even in the human languages there is no proposition that does not imply the entire universe.
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Daily Inspiration — A Short Ride in a Fast Machine A Short Ride in a Fast Machine, by composer John Adams, born this day in 1947
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Daily Inspiration — On Prayer You ask me how to pray to someone who is not. All I know is that prayer constructs a velvet bridge And walking it we are aloft, as on a springboard, Above landscapes the color of ripe gold Transformed by a magic stopping of the sun. That bridge leads to the shore of Reversal Where everything is just the opposite and the word 'is' Unveils a meaning we hardly envisioned.
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Image taken from page 232 of 'Western Himalaya and Tibet; a narrative of a journey through the mountains of Northern India, during the years 1847-8', From FlickrPhotos
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Daily Inspiration — A Pledge of Allegiance I bow to the lark and its tiny lifted silhouette, fluttering before infinity. I promise myself to the mountain and to the foundation from which my future comes. I make my vow to the stream flowing beneath, and to the water, falling toward all thirst, and I pledge myself to the sea to which it goes and to the mercy of my disappearance.
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Placebos work even if you know it’s a placebo The placebo effect works even when the patient is told, This is just a placebo. In this study of lower back pain, it worked better than the "treatment as usual", which presumably includes both placebo and biochemical benefits.
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Daily Inspiration — Rosa Luxemburg One hundred years ago today, Rosa Luxemburg was arrested and summarily executed by the German police. She was the most outspoken socialist south of Soviet Russia. Her intellect was too strong and her rhetoric too convincing for the German oligarchy.
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Daily Inspiration — Volcanos I measure satisfaction and self-worth by a particular look on a face in not so many words expressed by the opening of the fused inclines of the beautifully crafted volcano humans like to call 'the mouth.' Just the intonation of the word 'mouth' sounds like an eruption of hot, molten lava spewing out of a vibrantly decorated, volcanic mountain God sprinkled with His fingertips as a never-ceasing awe and wonder designed to destr
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Daily Inspiration — Flexible thinking Think of your ideas as children's blocks that you might mix and match. They are not heavy, unless you believe that they are. They are rightfully your playthings. Do not say solemnly "This is my belief", but as a child, kick it aside when it does not serve you, and make a new one. The ideas are your blocks. You can use them playfully to build scaffolds for your understanding or you can use them to block your view.
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Daily Inspiration — Marx got a lot of things right. Anyone reading the Communist Manifesto today will be surprised to discover a picture of a world much like our own, teetering fearfully on the edge of technological innovation.
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Deceit by Distraction: Derailing the Dialog The expansion of surveillance since 9/11 was never about countering terrorism, but has always been about stifling political dissent. Terrorism is invoked as an excuse. Snowden's brave revelations raise the hope that we are at a historic turning point, that America's plunge into despotism may yet be deflected.
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Daily Inspiration — What to Remember on Memorial Day Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye, Around about the wondrous days of yore, They came across a kind of box Bound up with chains and locked with locks And labeled "Kindly do not touch; it's war."
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Daily Inspiration — Look, Stranger Far off like floating seeds the ships Diverge on urgent voluntary errands, And this full view Indeed may enter And move in memory as now these clouds do, That pass the harbour mirror And all the summer through the water saunter. -- W. H. Auden
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Daily Inspiration; Journalism has never been about truth Do you think we're going to make our public believe anything simply because it's true? They know perfectly well what they are going to believe -- you bet your hat. I don't care if the whole damned beach was littered with mermaids! We've got our reputation to keep up. Look here!--you haven't learned journalism as I hoped you'd do. Stuff that the public won't believe aren't facts. Being true only makes it worse.
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Daily Inspiration — A Mosh Pit for Carnegie Hall a birthday tribute to Alfred Brendel, 88 years old today. Brendel is a public intellectual, a poet (in English, his third language, or perhaps his fourth), a painter, and one of the great pianists of the 20th Century. Listen to his Cambridge lecture on humor in music.
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Daily Inspiration — The Spoils of Peace As echoes of past conflicts start to fade, The dissipating fog lays bare what's planned; Whilst treaties dance upon a blunted blade, With bloodied fist replaced by sleight of hand. The broken boughs pollute this new wasteland, As mended limbs now exhume every crease And bow and scrape to each perverse demand. The gongs of war may well begin to cease, But can the chings of profit broker peace? -- Sam Illingworth
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Daily Inspiration — Question How much of our productive effort is spent on individual solutions to problems that we create collectively?
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Daily Inspiration — October O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go.
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Daily Inspiration — Therapy Enlightenment is a shared enterprise. We all want deeply to be seen. No one suspects how hard it is to hold another's gaze for more than three seconds. A quarter minute, and they are in agony. Introverts and extroverts, dominants and submissives alike. Scopophobia hits them all. Fear of seeing and being seen. A dog will bite if you stare at it too hard. People will shoot you.
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Daily Inspiration — Musings on the Self What is this atom which contains the whole, This miracle which needs adjuncts so strange, This, which imagined God and is the soul, The steady star persisting amid change?
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Daily Inspiration — The best we can say is that it beats not learning No, that is not hyperbole. Learning is that demanding, and its calamity visits in direct proportion to the body of knowledge that holds sway."The programs of certainty are an assault on mystery, bringing mystery to heel, training it to pee in the box in the corner. Learning is something like a counterintuitive willingness to be mystified, to be on the receiving end of a world that, in its dignified manner, does not give itself
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Daily Inspiration — Rally for Democracy On Saturday in Barcelona, hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded release of their jailed representatives.
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Daily Inspiration — There’s a Troll in My Coffee One's prodigious capacity for instant story-telling, or rapid inflation, upstages the innocent simplicity of present being, thus we subscribe to mind by default as an accurate compendium of who and what and where and why we are now. We become hyper-inflated with self and come to embrace a steady preoccupation with everywhere else but here, so sure of our imaginations and will to guide us toward future fulfillment.
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Daily Inspiration — Weaponized Snot The hagfish produces such copious amounts of slime that it can immobilize prey, or clog the gills of an attacking shark. This car was disabled when it passed through a puddle of slime left by an overturned truck bearing hagfish to market.
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Seeking Diversion The sense of this ditty is just to amuse you Providing distraction, albeit quite brief; All edification would only abuse you, Command your attention, abscond like a thief.
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Daily Inspiration — Forbidden Knowledge Still my breath and steady my heart: the invisible force that arranges the furniture on this cosmic stage is an odic current subject to my will; my human form is but a condensation of the ether, a colored reflection of the dream of my brain. The world and I are azotic manifests of the words I speak." Whosoever, with untroubled mind, keeps these words upon his tongue thereby avoids all treachery, for he is a true seeker.
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Daily Inspiration — Negative Mass, a New Theory Jamie Farnes, an Oxford University physicist, thinks that some of the mass in the universe is negative. It has negative gravitational mass and negative inertial mass. So Farnes-stuff has a repulsive gravitational effect on ordinary matter, but it attracts other Farnes-stuff. In the Farnes universe, negative mass is being continually created, popping out of the vacuum.
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Daily Inspiration — Beautiful Changes One wading a Fall meadow finds on all sides The Queen Anne's Lace lying like lilies On water; it glides So from the walker, it turns Dry grass to a lake, as the slightest shade of you Valleys my mind in fabulous blue Lucernes.
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Daily Inspiration — One Unspeakable Sin Son of a banker, Diogenes slept homeless in a wooden bathtub, let his beard grow to unfashionable lengths, tramped mud into Plato's soire'es, and mocked every pretense to civilization and respectability. There were things that people were not supposed to do in the Agora, including urination and (strangely enough) consumption of food. But Diogenes professed that what we do in private we should not be ashamed to do in public.
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Daily Inspiration — Universal Declaration of Human Rights Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world... Both the substance and the politics involved in getting this document adopted were supplied by Eleanor Roosevelt, born this day in 1874.
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Daily Inspiration — Sentient Creatures and Fellow Beeings Bees are a lot smarter than we have given them credit for. They talk to each other, and can learn new skills from one another. They have sophisticated maps in their heads. They can plan for the future. Are they conscious?
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Daily Inspiration — Turning Point After a time of decay comes the turning point. The eternal effulgence has receded gradually into shadow, and now begins its return. Deep transformation is already under way, not brought about by force but by a confluence of sources, unseen because they are dispersed. The movement is natural, arising spontaneously. It is profoundly difficult, yet demands no conscious effort. Awareness and intention can facilitate acceptance of
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Daily Inspiration — Never do today what you can do tomorrow Procrastination helps you pass the time...
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Daily Inspiration — Beginning my 70th Year At the dawn of my 7th year, I relished all things new and lustrous. Each day, I understood something about the world that I hadn't understood just the day before. As one piece after another falls away from what I once thought was the bedrock of reality, I find the most daunting challenge is to assemble from the new pieces some coherent whole, something with just a fraction of the satisfying integrity of the mythical picture of
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Karl Rove and the Permanent Republican Majority During the Bush Administration, Rove's office engaged the Justice Department to target hundreds of local politicians (Democrats and a handful of liberal Republicans) that got in their way. Justice would assign investigators to find dirt on each target, then coerce friends and family members into testifying against them using more political prosecutions.
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Daily Inspiration — California Dreamin’ Spring is a promise of summer to come ----in the midst of the ice and the snow As you shovel and scrape with the wind in your face, ----think of fields where the wildflowers grow Do you really imagine that life would be grand ----if your days were no work and all play? Then move to L.A.
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Daily Inspiration — An Entertainment of Sharks Many sea animals have been known to congregate in large numbers. Science has yet to figure out either how they communicate to arrange these meetings or why they come together. Basking sharks can grow up to 32 feet in length. They are filter feeders, eating only plankton. 1400 of them were observed to come together. For a social? Hobbyists' convention? Times Square on New Years Eve?
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Daily Inspiration — that spirit can redeem mankind Virtue Will, to her efforts, tolerate no bounds / That are not lofty as her rights; aspiring By impulse of her own ethereal zeal. / That spirit only can redeem mankind.
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Daily Inspiration — Demystifying Enlightenment It is here in this space between feeling and craving that the battle will be fought which will determine whether bondage will continue indefinitely into the future or whether it will be replaced by enlightenment and liberation. For if instead of yielding to craving, to the driving thirst for pleasure, if a person contemplates with mindfulness and awareness the nature of feelings and understands these feelings as they are, then
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Daily Inspiration — Saint Roach Today I touched one of you for the first time. You were startled, you ran, you fled away Fast as a dancer, light, strange, and lovely to the touch. I reach, I touch, I begin to know you.
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Daily Inspiration — Temperament and Culture We believe that man's nature is selfish, and that it is state authority that tames our wild instincts so that we can be nice to each other. We believe that indigenous people had little so they must have been fighting over the little they had. We thought we could bring them both prosperity and the civilizing influence of law and central control. Maybe we should focus more on what we have to learn, less on what we have to teach
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Daily Inspiration — How to Lengthen your (subjective) Life We have grown bored of a world we haven't begun to study properly. And that, among other things, is why time is racing by. The pioneers at making life feel longer in the way that counts are not dieticians, but artists. At its best, art is a tool that reminds us of how little we have fathomed and noticed. It re-introduces us to ordinary things and reopens our eyes to a latent beauty and interest where we have stopped seeing.
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Daily Inspiration — A Brilliant Solution to Homelessness Finland has tried an innovative and thoroughly unconventional strategy to defeat homeless. They have given them apartments to live in.
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Daiy Inspiration — Ormesby Psalter We all would have enjoyed seeing clumps of Privilege strewn about Circumstance, Myself curled in sleepy ennui, or cleaning a practical paw.
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Daily Inspiration — Immanence I COME in the little things, Saith the Lord: Not borne on morning wings Of majesty, but I have set My Feet Amidst the delicate and bladed wheat That springs triumphant in the furrowed sod. There do I dwell, in weakness and in power; Not broken or divided, saith our God! In your strait garden plot I come to flower: About your porch My Vine Meek, fruitful, doth entwine; Waits, at the threshold, Love's appointed hour.
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Daily Inspiration — Borges and I A story about transmigration of souls within a story about transmigration of souls. After Borges.
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Daily Inspiration — I live my life in growing orbits I live my life in growing orbits which move out over the things of the world. Perhaps I can never achieve the last, but that will be my attempt. I am circling around God, around the ancient tower. I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don't know if I am a falcon, or a storm, or a great song.
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Daily Inspiration — Cave Art In most human societies there has been no presumption of a sharp boundary between the natural world and the built cultural milieu, between wilderness and settlement, and in consequence there has been no default presumption of a fundamental difference between the ways in which human art transforms the environment and those in which animals and plants do the same.2 [Paleolithic artists regarded] reindeer as in some deep and rea
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Daily Inspiration — Philosopher of Science and Aesthetics It is because we pull an identity together in the name of our dignity -- the pauper's peerage -- that we are able to convey a unified soul, moment by moment, into the future. The replications of self which we manufacture must also be constantly improving, lest the old model becomes tarnished, and the soul, which is but an aesthetic conceit, dissolves.
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Daily Inspiration — Duality Paradox All knowledge draws from two resources, science and the heart. They both speak true, but quietly, to those who deep attend. To weave two tales in one design, philosophy and art Pursue the sacred mystery in quest that knows no end.
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Daily Inspiration — Freedom of the Press, 1644 John Milton's Areopagitica didn't succeed in convincing Parliament to nullify the law requiring a government license for every printed pamphlet or book. However, in the longer course of history, his essay has had a powerful influence establishing the central importance of freedom of speech in a democratic society.
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Daily Inspiration — Tibetan Tea Ceremony If you can hold the pain of the world in your heart, and keep the eastern sun in your eye, then you will be able to make a proper cup of tea.
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We Still Torture The United States has always used torture, though it was officially acknowledged to be illegal, and the practice was hidden from the public. With the Bush regime, torture was mainstreamed. Now we cannot go back, argues Luke Mitchell in Harper's Magazine. We must either abolish the practice in reality, or accept this grotesque derangement of our constitutional democracy.
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Daily Inspiration — The Best Thing I”ve Ever Done surreptitiously and somewhat disingenously to avoid it. It led nevertheless to opening my heart in a way that had not been previously available to me, and it also grew into the most powerful benefit I have ever been able to bestow on the world at large. As I slowly came to realize these things, the story helped to plant within me a sense that I am being cared for, that the lot I am handed is better than I deserve, and that m
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Daily Inspiration — Missive from the Other Side Jane Kenyon, born this day in 1947, never made it to her 48th birthday. Still, she writes to let us know what we can expect.
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Open Letter to The Guardian Yesterday, The Guardian published an article charging collusion between the 2016 Trump Campaign and Julian Assange of Wikileaks. The Guardian article cited no evidence, and was based on un-named sources. This is my response.
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Daily Inspiration — Giuliano’s Four Laws "The more you know, the more you know you don't know." is the beginning. Where it leads is, "The more respect you garner, the bigger the mistakes you make."
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Daily Inspiration — The Earth-Spirit I feel it shall be so. We are not born To sink our finer feelings in the dust; And better to the grave with feelings torn, So in our step strides truth and honest trust In the great love of things, than to be slaves To forms, whose ringing sides each stroke we give Stamps with a hollower want. Yes, to our graves Hurry, before we in the heavens' look live, Strangers to our best thoughts, and fearing men,
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Daily Inspiration — To Omar Khayyam Omar, within thy scented garden-close, When passed with eventide The starward incense of the waning rose-- Too fair and dear and precious to abide After the glad and golden death of spring-- Omar, thou heardest then, Above the world of men, The mournful rumour of an iron wing, The sough and sigh of desolating years, Whereof the wind is as the winds that blow
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Daily Inspiration — If I talk about this experience, what will people think of me? What happens when you have an anomalous experience, but you're afraid to acknowledge it? If you admit to the experience, you run the risk of being disbelieved or thought crazy. It's a profoundly destructive conflict, one that stops us as a society from looking for ways to discover and develop new knowledge. And one that stops us as individuals from embracing our reality.
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Daiy Inspiration — Showcasing Chopin An etude is a study piece, presumably meant more for a student's learning experience than for an audience's listening pleasure. Chopin wrote 27 etudes, (Op 10, Op 25, and three more after he was dead, which is a good trick by any stretch) and -- just to make a point, I think -- he included some of his most beautiful melodies in the etudes. I think he was sending a message, "just in case you think this is a boring student piec
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Daily Inspiration — Faith Faith is not an unthinking assent to unmeaning verbiage about confessedly insoluble difficulties; rather it is the prescience that forecasts the future beyond what is rigorously justified by the data as yet given. Faith is the pillar of flame that points out the path of the soul beyond the limits of unaided sight. -- F.C.S. Schiller, from Riddles of the Sphinx
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Call on Congress to Stop the Bombing of Syria Call, write, and fax to your Congressperson. Demand that Congress speak up, loudly and soon, to end military action against Syria. Demand open hearings on the evidence against Assad that allegedly justified this latest bombing.
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Daily Inspiration — Trees with Agency Trees do most of the things you do, just more slowly. They compete for their livelihoods and take care of their families, sometimes making huge sacrifices for their children. They breathe, eat and have sex. They give gifts, communicate, learn, remember and record the important events of their lives. With relatives and non-kin alike they cooperate...Barbara Kingsolver
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Daily Inspiration — A Deaf Musician Teaches us to Listen Listening with the whole body is a skill that Evelyn Glennie had to learn when she was a talented 12-year-old musician who lost her hearing. Now, as a sensitive performer and talented composer, she teaches us how to listen--something she's had to work hard at. "Use your body as a resonating chamber"
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Philadelphians Walk for Peace and Understanding The tenth annual Interfaith Walk for Peace is Sunday, April 28 in Philadelphia. It's an opportunity to meet people from other backgrounds, people with other beliefs, and take a stand together for cross-cultural friendship.
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Daily Inspiration — Space Music Images from the Hubble space telescope and music by Eric Whitacre, born this day in 1970.
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Daily Inspiration — Janacek A man who transcended poverty, personal loss, tragedy, and chronic illness to give us beautiful music.
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Daily Inspiration — No comfort He who craves the light of God neglects his ease for ardor, his life for love--knowing that contentment is the shadow not the light. The great yearning that sweeps eternity is a yearning to praise, a yearning to serve. And when the waves of that yearning swell in our souls all the barriers are pushed aside: the crust of callousness, the hysteria of vanity, the orgies of arrogance.
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Daily Inspiration — What the trees are saying But this minute, this morning, he watches the spruces writing and thinks, I wouldn't need to be very different for sun to seem to be about sun, for green to be about green. For joy and boredom and anguish and terror and death to all be themselves without any need for killing clarity, and then this--THIS, the growing rings of light and water and stone--would take up all of me and be all the words I need.
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Teaching a Dog to Play Piano Here is a video of a German trainer teaching a dog to play on an electric keyboard. She starts with solfege syllables "do re mi", and afterward trains the dog to match pitches (an octave down!) from a penny whistle. At the end of the video, the dog is getting 2- and 3-note phrases toward a playing a melody, "Old MacDonald".
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Daily Inspiration — Be Still and Listen Death and Sleep are timeless portals for the music of nature's choir; The lost art of dreaming, our connection to the source of creation. Without sleep, we sink in desperate selfishness and isolation; Without death, our souls are stalled, suspended, and can climb no higher. Less doing, more listening--in the end we know it comes to this.
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Daily Inspiration — A Fragment of Parchment I beg forgiveness of the Beloved and from my teacher, Govralendim Biri, the Annointed One, blessed be his soul. These sacred teachings which have been entrusted to me through the patient generosity of my teacher and countless teachers before him, I undertake herein to commit to writing. I do this in violation of tradition and of good sense, and in spite of the affliction that will attend any who read this
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Daily Inspiration — Empathy by any Other Name In Latin languages "compassion" inspires suspicion because there is an aura of condescension about it. But the equivalent word in Germanic languages denotes a purer feeling of compassion, sharing with love the apex of the hierarchy of emotions.
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Daily Inspiration — Schubert Schubert was a melody machine. Schubert was a tortured human. Schubert as a teenager wrote fresh, engaging music that you can listen to 100 times without getting tired of it. Schubert produced more music in his 31 years than Papa Haydn in his 77 years. So much of Schuber's music is joyous, remarkable when we consider the pain he was in and the death sentence that hung over his young life.
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Daily Inspiration — The Science of Sleep Matthew Walker is the Sleep Diplomat. In this video he teaches us how to sleep better, and documents some of the ways in which quantity and quality of sleep can make us smarter, more attractive, better connected, more creative, happier people. Sleep quality contributes to health of the immune system, resistance to disease and to cancer, ...
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Daily Inspiration — Bacteria can Learn Bacteria remember the surface they were attached to and pass this information along to their offspring. This is learning, combined with inter-generational memory. Bacteria are the smaller kind of one-celled orgnisms, and science has no understanding of how memory is stored. The article doesn't describe a mechanism. The most likely candidate would be epigenetic. In other words, markers on the DNA that tell what genes to tu
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Daily Inspiration — Utopia (uninhabitable) he Tree of Valid Supposition grows here with branches disentangled since time immemorial. The Tree of Understanding, dazzlingly straight and simple, sprouts by the spring called Now I Get It. The thicker the woods, the vaster the vista: the Valley of Obviously.
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Daily Inspiration — Progress Technological civilization has given us longer, healthier lives, access to rich cultural resources, and communication with people the world over. But we have paid a price. We have less community, less belonging, less feeling that we matter. Dare I say we are less happy than simple agrarian peoples? Here is a film about what happened when civilization came to Ladakh in the Himalayas.
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Daily Inspiration — If God were a Poem If God were a poem, she would be written in an primeval hieroglyph, indecipherable to man, but transcribed from an oral tradition every forager of seeds and berries would understand with intuitive precision.
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CA Health Dept Squelches Cell Phone Warning A long-suppressed pamphlet produced by the CA Dept of Public Health was leaked to the public last week. Its recommendations are common sense precautions, but still the telecomm giants held the document up for 7 years. It is still not clear how big a comes with cell phones.
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Daily Inspiration — I led two lives anna ten Brink in the Netherlands, which begins from the conservative framework of most evolutionary biologists today, the selfish gene ideology. She starts from the premise that animals maximize their individual fitness, meaning they try to reproduce as much as possible. Her conclusion, then, is that animal species can eat more total food if they have access to two different ecological niches.
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Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Let us hope that inspires our new President to live up to the honor.
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Charles Eisenstein's Vision: Money Working for Community Eisenstein's book, Sacred Economics, is a guide for living and loving, combined with a handbook for economic revolution.
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Daily Inspiration — Ego Defense As e e cummings might have said (but didn't, quite), To feel better than others is a comfortable disease. I invite you to help me laugh at myself.
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Daily Inspiration — Collective Bargaining Large companies can do without any one worker. If they negotiate with one worker at a time, they hold all the cards, and have no motivation to listen, only to dictate. But they can't do without a labor force. If their workers come to them with one united front, then management has to negotiate on an equal footing. Collective bargaining is essential to having a middle class, essential to democracy.
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Petition to End Secrecy in Government "Terrorism" has been used to justify secrecy in government. The truth is just the other way around. The bankers cannot continue to steal from us, the politicians cannot continue to collect bribes, the war profiteers cannot continue to receive fat contracts unless shielded from public scrutiny. The "war on terror" was invented to justify secrecy, not vice versa. Here is a petition to reverse the erosion of transparency.
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Daily Inspiration — Half the Earth E. O. Wilson has been a friendly, expert voice championing species conservation for more decades than I can recall. He has initiated a project to catalog the estimated 10 million species that our planet harbors, most of them still unknown and unnamed. This week he explains his plan to set aside half the earth as a wildlife preserve. And it can't be the half that's least useful to us!
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Daily Inspiration — Random Thoughts Imagine that the word "random" had never been invented. What does it mean, but "there are some questions you must not Ask.
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Daily Inspiration — Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. --- L. R. Knost
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Comparison of Violent and Nonviolent Movements, 1900-2006, From ImagesAttr
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Daily Inspiration — Evidence that Non-violence Works The data are clear: When people come together in acts of civil non-violence, governments are forced to change. This is true in dictatorships as well as democracies. 3.5% is enough. Every time 3.5% of a population has joined a non-violent protest movement, a government has fallen. (Sometimes they have been successful with even smaller numbers.) Nonviolent movements have been twice as successful as violent wars over 100 years.
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Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, From FlickrPhotos
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Daily Inspiration — Blaise Pascal [God has] arranged his visibility for those who seek him, but not for those who don't. There is enough light for those who want to see, and enough shadow to deter those who have the opposite disposition.
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Daily Inspiration — Making Sound into Light Centenary Plus One of Julian Schwinger, the most influential physicist you never heard of.
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There are some questions we don't ask It's possible that every political commentator and every scientific poll in the country could be wrong, but it's not possible that a computer programmer slipped a few extra lines into the code that counts America's votes
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Daily Inspiration — I only walk on water when it’absolutely necessary There is the story of an Indian peasant, known to those in his village as a pious, humble, simple soul. He had a son with vision and ambition who went far away to Tibet, and came home after many years of study, a man of many talents. Among other things, he had learned to walk on water.
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Daily Inspiration — Rainbows and Algorithms Mathematician, poet, Lord Byron's daughter, and inventor of the idea of a computer program. She worked with Charles Babbage, who constructed the first mechanical computer, based on gears and rack-and-pinion action, and designed more sophisticated logic engines, which proved too expensive with the manufacturing techniques available in the first half of the 19th Century.
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Daily Inspiration — Summa Psychonautica Rather than striving to still the mind, it is better to discover the stillness that's already present upon which the mind and senses are painted. Rather than working to improve yourself, it is better to shine a torch where the self ought to be finding nothing but motes of stardust.
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An Update from Lao Tzu Only nothing is true. No external references exist, no outside arbiters. We are self-created fictions, as is our cosmos. The quest for truth is also the path to self-annihilation And thus to liberation.
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Daily Inspiration — "Ensouled" The sky is ensouled It has been of old It's not dead and cold (The lie we've been told) Life crafted the mold From which worlds unfold So release your tight hold And be bold.
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Daily Inspiration — Josef Rheinberger Rheinberger celebrated his 180th birthday this weekend, and he can barely remember composing this motet when he was just 15 years old.
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Daily Inspiration — Erich Fromm If the individual realizes his self by spontaneous activity and thus relates himself to the world, he ceases to be an isolated atom; he and the world become part of one structuralized whole; he has his rightful place, and thereby his doubt concerning himself and the meaning of life disappears. This doubt sprang from his separateness and from the thwarting of life; when he can live, neither compulsively nor automatically but sp
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Daily Inspiration — Shanthi It may be that a word like shanthi is culture-bound, that it is a project in cultural expansion for any Westerner to try to approach the fullness of what is conveyed by the word. Indeed, that is what we are reaching for each time that we say "shanthi" in preference to "peace".
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Daily Inspiration — Free Love Free love? As if love is anything but free! Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere.
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Daily Inspiration — What single change in governance structure would produce most benefit? Public control over the Fed would end profiteering on war, healthcare, education, and most other markets, would quickly eliminate the nation debt (since we would no longer be paying principal and interest on private bank notes created from thin air and passed off as our "legal tender"), and the embedded 30 to 40% interest in the cost of goods and services, which eats away at our productive capacity, would also disappear.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Raise the Debt ceiling NOW to avoid Blackmail next Spring Alan Simpson has suggested that next spring would be a dandy time to blackmail the President, using the debt ceiling. He has good reason to believe that Obama will be a far easier target than Clinton was in 1995. For four more weeks, the Congress is controlled by Democrats. This is the time to raise the debt ceiling.
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Open Letter to P Certo and A Cockburn Is the War on Terror misguided and counterproductive? Or do the Powers that Be know exactly what they are doing, and they are fanning the flames of terrorism on purpose? The first story is at the edge of mainstream journalism. The second is just over the edge.
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Assange is in no ordinary jail Assange is being held in England's equivalent of Guantanamo.
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Open thread -- Add your blessing to ours... May all our fears dissolve into wonder. May we embrace present reality in full celebration. May we greet surprise with curiosity, and act from a flexible resilience, a confident generosity. - JJM
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Lightweight Novel on a Heavyweight Topic This is a fun novel to read, and it deals with a topic that vitally concerns us all. Snooping by citizens on our public officials is a vital part of democracy. Snooping by government on citizens is an open door to totalitarianism.
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More Real than Realpolitik: A Conversation Opener The 'Realistic view' of American politics is that democracy has been eclipsed by a cynical electoral calculation. But reality is stranger than this - the Democrats seem to be oblivious to their own self-interest in one area after another. Who is really in charge?
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Daily Inspiration — Re-conceiving Depression This terror and confusion that you're grappling with--trust that this is happening for a very important reason. If you listen to it and have the courage to stay with it, it's going to lead you closer and deeper into who you really are. You want to die, but it's not because there's something wrong with you. It's because you are ALIVE and extra-sensitive to the tragedies that we all know about on some level.
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Daily Inspiration — Just Do It We don't live in a meritocracy where the best people get hired and the best ideas get funded. If you have become discouraged applying for jobs or grants or sending out your resume or your book proposal, remember that you are in the best of company. Our most talented and creative people fill the ranks of the unemployed.
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Daily Inspiration — ‘More Masefield In the last week, I have become intimate with a slim, early volume of John Masefield's poetry. Some of them are directly related to the next poem in line, but mostly they just follow themes of death, beauty, and mystery, asking the largest questions about why we are here, what is our future after death, and what are the limits to what we can know.
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Is Manning Being Tortured Merely to Set an Example? US Pvt Bradley Manning is suspected of being the conduit for diplomatic cables delivered to Wikileaks last year. He is being held without charge and without trial in solitary confinement. Now NBC reports that after having devoted vast resources to the investigation, the government has been unable to get enough evidence to indict Manning, let alone to convict him.
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Daily Inspiration — Mankind Ready to Fledge There is nothing inherent in the human organism which makes suffering natural or necessary; it's only the babbling believed narratives in our minds that generate suffering. The same is true of our susceptibility to mass media manipulation.
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Daily Inspiration — Why are we pessimistic? Is it based in reality? Many of usperhaps most well-educated Westernersare aware of a pall that hangs over our thoughts and moods. Maybe it is not diagnosed as depression because of its ubiquity, but part of us is sometimes aware a sense that we were not meant to live this way.
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Daily Inspiration — The Root of All Evil Every transaction in which we spend money is tainted. Everything that we do or choose from financial motives must be questioned. How would we spend our time? Who would we choose to be with? What choices would we make if money were not a consideration?
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Decrease 損 sǔn The wealth flows upward; those with greatest need Are losing what reserves to them remain. The servants' loss becomes the master's gain, Their savings filched to satisfy his greed.
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The Great Turning The tyrant king whose rule is absolute Becomes complacent and is read'ly fooled. The patient masses o'er whom he once ruled, Congealed, become an invincible tide. Stand back from conflict, pillage, waste and loot; Let others struggle; you enjoy the ride.
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Daily Inspiration — Sisyphus Translates Written language distorts the immediacy of our sensory existence. Different written languages distort it in different ways. Perhaps, if we cannot abandon language utterly, a poor substitute is to immerse ourselves in several different languages, perhaps to sample the breadth of what civilization has substituted for direct experience.
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Daily Inspiration — 愚人节 Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me every single April Fool's Day since 2006, well even The Shrub would have caught on by now.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Democracy and Legitimate Government Though many of us are too shell-shocked to see the pattern, the government of Barrack Obama, which you and I worked so hard to install in Washington, is now cementing in place, and even expanding, some institutional violations of the Constitution that were initiated under Bush. Those of us with eyes open are appalled.
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A Modest Proposal "Medicare for All" would cover every American for less money than we now pay to insure only some of us. With the savings, we could bribe every Senator, every Congressman, and every Insurance and Pharma executive, assuring support of the bill from all interested parties.
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Daily Inspiration — Like You I believe the world is beautiful and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.
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Daily Inspiration — Something I’d like to experience (if it were an experience) And now you are free to go in and out of infinity. This darkness is not a place, not an extent, but a huge, smooth activity. These depths, they are Love. And in the midst of you they form a wide, impregnable country
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 6, 2019
Trump’s America: A Glimmer of Understanding Last month, I read 2 books by Paul Williams that synthesized history for me. The 1st, Operation Gladio, filled gaps in my understanding of how evil became entrenched in our modern world. The 2d, The Killing of Uncle Sam, supplied a historical background for the characters I read about in the first. But while Gladio just left me with a sense of immense evil, Uncle Sam ends with some unexpected political prescriptions.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2018
Daily Inspiration — Is this the moment? Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere ...
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Daily Inspiration — What’s keeping us from taking over? "Rise, like lions after slumber In unvanquishable number! Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you: Ye are many--they are few!
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Daily Inspiration — Anabaptist Utopia There was a year of chaos and freedom and rejoicing and suffering, as the Anabaptist experiment unfolded under Knipperdolling. On this day in 1535, the Anabaptist rule was brutally crushed by the church authorities.
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Daily Inspiration — Genesis Listen to Genesis of Aarre Merikanto, 125 years old today.
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Daily Inspiration — Song of the Solstice I'll struggle yet awhile ere I release My will to unsought wisdom, and know peace.
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Daily Inspiration — Humility and Looking Human wisdom counts less than the shimmer of beeches in the breeze. As certain as weather coming from the west, the things people know for sure will change. There is no knowing "for a fact". The only dependable things are humility and looking. -- Richard Powers
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Stopping by the CIA on a Frosty Evening Whose oil this is I think I know, His home is in Caracas, though, Which lies in our own hemisphere; Czar Nicola's will have to go.
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Daily Inspiration — A way to organize human activity that is beyond our imagination To this day, we cannot see that there are alternatives to a money system for organizing our productive activity because we have no categories or foundational concepts with which to get purchase upon it, so to speak. We understand capitalism and private ownership all too well. We understand socialism as collective ownership and a redistribution of wealth. But we cannot conceive a society without ownership, without accounting fo
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