A rapidly aging boy from NJ, with a somewhat radical political bent, and stubbornly persistent anger issues...
The above photo is not of me but of an Indian holy man named Sathya Sai Baba. He is pictured here (in a photo taken in the mid-20th Century), holding a small statue of the Hindu deity Krishna, which Sai Baba had just materialized.
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(11 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Bill Gates Already Building Factories to Manufacture Covid-19 Vaccines I just find it intriguing that Bill Gates would be building not one, but seven factories to produce what he believes will, one day, eventually be vaccines for the coronavirus pandemic.
(15 comments) SHARE Monday, December 16, 2019
Chomsky Gives a Sobering Assessment of Sanders' Chances Noam Chomsky cuts pretty much to the heart of Senator Bernie Sanders' chances of getting the Democratic nomination, let alone winning the presidency, in less than 4 minutes flat.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 22, 2020
Why Sanders Will Slaughter Trump Why Bernie Sanders will probably not only beat Donald Trump in a Presidential election, but beat him much more badly than people currently believe.
(40 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 21, 2019
Why Tulsi Voted "Present" Tulsi is a great and good woman. But voting "Present" when the country needed to show real backbone, may have exposed a critical flaw in someone who happens to be looking to become President of the United States.
(21 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 23, 2020
Bernie's Cabinet Now that we're entering some kind of fantasy world with Bernie Sanders actually becoming the front-runner for the Democratic Nomination for President, I thought it might be fun to let our imaginations run truly wild and try to come up with a list of the most world changing Presidential Cabinet one could envision.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 17, 2019
Even Trumps Come and Go Does life really have to be this way? Was it even meant to be this way?
(16 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Trump Could Still Be Jailed for Sedition Even if Not Convicted in the Senate While the impeachment trial in Congress is definitely necessary, if we are truly serious about holding Donald Trump accountable for his attempt to overthrow the Government, the last word should be in the Halls of Justice not just Congress.
(12 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 18, 2020
If No One Was "Above the Law", Trump Would Already Be in Prison It's interesting that not much (if any) attention has been paid to the fact that if it were not for the wholly unconstitutional DOJ "rule" that a sitting President cannot be indicted, considering the endless charges which have been brought against him, Trump would right now be in jail for the rest of his life.
SHARE Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Pat Robertson: "Trump Allowing Christians to be Slaughtered in Syria" Clip from CNN of Pat Robertson announcing on the Christian Broadcasting Network that Trump allowed a journalist to be "cut up in pieces" and "Christians to be slaughtered in Syria" may cost him "the mandate of Heaven."
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 25, 2019
Video: Towards Higher Consciousness With Sarada Chiruvolu In this show Sarada shares what she discovered along her path of devout meditation. She discusses what enlightenment entails, the truth about one's practice of meditation, what to expect, how to work with the energies moving through the chakras and how to prepare for the intensive work that ensues from such a path.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Everything Makes Bob Dylan Happy This is a 52-minute, very in-depth and detailed interview Bob Dylan gave for 20/20 in 1985. What's provided is the raw, uncut version of that interview (which only lasted about 10 minutes when first broadcast) complete with audio and visual blackouts.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The Real Problem Impeachment nor removal from office meaningfully addresses the problem of Donald Trump's immense popularity in this country.
SHARE Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Eat, Pray, Lurk... The day I "spent some time" on a movie set with Julia Roberts.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2020
My (Brief) Letter to the New York Times A very brief suggestion to the New York Times considering their unwavering opposition to Senator Sanders.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Yuja's Belly Button A brief, sociological musical Journey from the British Invasion to the red hot wonder of Yuja Wang.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 26, 2019
Sing Along With Tulsi! Tulsi & Abraham share a Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 18, 2019
Forever Trumpers Aren't Throwing Their Sociopath-in-Chief Under Anything Republicans aren't going to throw Donald Trump anywhere, particularly under a moving vehicle...
SHARE Friday, July 26, 2019
Electing a "Pre-Convict" President What if some future convict becomes re-elected President?
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Maybe All for the Best I'm as disappointed with the Super Tuesday "turnaround" as anyone. But let's look at some of the broader issues at hand.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2020
To the GOP It's Worse Than Death According to the head of the Republican Party, not making money is worse than death itself.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 5, 2020
One-Tenth of One Per Cent of Americans Are Infected With Corona Virus. Over One-Third of Them Are in New York I think it's important, just for the sake of the fear, panic and sheer magnitude of the social disruption now taking place, to at least try to keep the present situation in some kind of meaningful perspective.
SHARE Thursday, February 21, 2019
Top Obama Adviser: "I've Never Seen Anything Like Bernie Sanders in American History" After Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raised nearly $6 million in campaign funding over 24 hours, CNN's Van Jones discusses with Brooke Baldwin the truly unprecedented phenomenon that Bernie Sanders genuinely is.
SHARE Sunday, March 29, 2020
The Rest of the Primaries Are Being Delayed Until June. A lot Can Happen Between Now and June. It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings. And she still needs to put on a few pounds and take a few vocal lessons...
SHARE Monday, March 2, 2020
Two Very Good Videos Bringing the Last Few Days into Perspective A lot has happened in the last few days, not the least of which is a Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont put the neo-liberal Establishment into full freak-out mode by becoming the front-runner for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. There are of course countless Youtube videos chronicling this miraculous turn of events. But I thought two were well worth sharing.
(25 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 3, 2020
One Further (and Hopefully Final) Thought on Bill Gates as Global Menace If Bill Gates, by dint of his sterilization and murder of hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people, his notorious public declaration of genocide, and obvious intent to inject tracking devices into the bloodstream of all mankind, etc., is "the Anti-Christ" (either figuratively or literally), one wonders why no noted progressive is sounding the alarm.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 25, 2020
Trump's Last Stand Trump's current legal jeopardy ensures a particularly unsettling wrinkle to the general election this November.
SHARE Thursday, February 6, 2020
Sanders Odds-On Favorite to Win Democratic Presidential Nomination The world's leading odds-makers have Senator Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic Presidential Nomination by a wide margin.
(20 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Steven Schmidt on the Republicans' Clear Advantage Upon Becoming the Nation's First Fascist Party "Lincoln Project" co-founder, and former John McCain presidential campaign manager, Steven Schmidt, frames what happened in November, as well as the preceding five years, in a way that I have yet to hear anyone do so clearly, comprehensibly and with such terrifying clarity.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 25, 2020
All Major Democratic Presidential Candidates Beat Trump in One-on-One Contests The RealClearPolitics average of six national polls have each of the top six Democratic Presidential hopefuls beating President Trump in one-on-one matchups. Some of the averages are well withing the "margin of error". But, still, this fact would seem to indicate that it could be a real problem for the President, as well as for the GOP, in November.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 15, 2019
Documentary: Noam Chomsky in "Requiem for the American Dream" Filmed over fours years, this is a documentary based on Chomsky's 2017 book "Requiem for the American Dream." The producers of the film claim that Chomsky intended it to be his final documented film interview.
SHARE Thursday, June 11, 2020
Vintage James Taylor: "Fire and Rain" Live, 1970 This find was quite a surprise and treat for me. James Taylor, at the very start of his career in 1970, with all of his hair... and a rather wild sweater! The effect James had on folks of my generation is difficult to overstate.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Maybe Shakespeare Really Didn't Write the Plays. Really... Like most people, from time to time I've come across the accusations that someone else really wrote Shakespeare's plays, and have dismissed them at face value, as nonsense. I've, of course, done so without any knowledge whatsoever of the whole question at hand (who was it that said "Ignorance is the natural state of the mind"?)
SHARE Monday, February 3, 2020
Walter Isaacson on Leonardo da Vinci A talk given at the Miami Dade Book Fair by Walter Isaacson in 2017. It was about the subject of his then most recent book, Leonardo da Vinci, and broadcast by CSPAN 2 during their weekend "Book TV" programming (CSPAN 2 devotes every weekend to the world of books).
SHARE Wednesday, April 8, 2020
"I Gotta Wash My Hands!" A Beatle classic which speaks to our troubled time...
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, August 31, 2020
Chomsky on the Value of the MSM and Trump Being Worse than Hitler Cent Uygur of "The Young Turks" discusses with Noam Chomsky how the media manufactured the consent to nominate Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate, how there is yet still much to learn from the MSM despite its obvious biases, and how Chomsky believes that Donald Trump is, quite literally, "the most dangerous person in human history."
SHARE Saturday, May 23, 2020
Historic 2001 National Press Club Event on "The Disclosure Project" The historic 2001 National Press Club Event presenting the vast findings of "The Disclosure Project" regarding the endless documentation of extraterrestrial activity on planet earth.
SHARE Thursday, February 27, 2020
The Myth of Sanders Losing to a Sole Moderate The current favorite myth among the Establishment is that collectively, the support among voters of moderate candidates running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, far exceeds Sanders' support by those left-wing, Pinko, whakos.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2020
My Elvis Story It's, of course, not a story about something which ever happened to me. I never met the fellow, nor did I ever see him in concert. In fact, the closest I can claim to actual contact with Elvis Presley is that my first cousin once had a date with him.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 8, 2020
NYC Has Cut the Deaths Due to Covid-19 by Nearly 80% in Four Weeks I realize no one really likes to hear anything positive these days. Or if they do, they'll immediately manage to find some flaw in it and find ample reason for another round of self-righteous finger-pointing.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 6, 2020
The Mainstream Media Vs. The Independent Media Another history making non-event in the annals of the American civil rights movement.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Yuja in Action This is Yuja Wang performing the 3rd Movement of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto in C Minor. I find it rather mind-blowing, and she was all of about 25 at the time.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 24, 2020
Yuja Wang Strikes Again I've been exposed to classical music pretty much my entire life and just recently have gotten more into it. But I have never seen anyone, from Vladimir Horowitz to Muarry Periah, play like this young woman.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 11, 2020
CEOs Told to Take Off Masks Before Meeting With VP Pence Four CEOs of food companies and the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation were told to remove their face masks before a meeting in Iowa Friday with Vice President Mike Pence, hours after his press secretary tested positive for the virus.
(13 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Of Monuments and Mankind The controversy over monuments in this country seems to have taken on a life of its own. while ignoring some of what I feel are basic, crucial issues.
SHARE Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan - Born Under A Bad Sign Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan - Born Under A Bad Sign
SHARE Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Sanders Suspends His Campaign Bernie Sanders is suspending his 2020 presidential campaign, ceding the Democratic nomination to Joe Biden.
SHARE Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Rips Secretary Mnuchin to Shreds Over $500 BIllion Bailout Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin why some businesses that are getting federal funding are not required to keep their workers employed.
SHARE Monday, June 1, 2020
Joe Robinson: "Talent" is B.S. Flair, Focus & Feedback is What it Takes Guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson talks about what it takes to get through life being the kind of person you've always wanted to be.
(54 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 8, 2021
OpEdNews Readership Doubles in Just 90 Days What is the secret behind OpEdNews' unparalleled surge in popularity???
SHARE Friday, May 29, 2020
Murray Perahia Plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement Murray David Perahia (born April 19, 1947) is an American pianist and conductor. He is widely considered as one of the greatest living pianists.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 16, 2020
A Truly Global "All Along the Watch Tower" A very interesting (and surprisingly touching) version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watch Tower" with musicians from literally all over the world, adding to the song from their respective countries and cultures. It features Warren Haynes (at the very end) who was one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. Quite tastefully edited and truly memorable.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Kundalini Explained Someone who I believe is "self-realized" herself (although that is a term itself which I've come to learn is much more complicated than I previously appreciated) introduced me to Igor Kufayev not too long ago. He is a Russian artist who eventually "came out" as a spiritual teacher, but is still relatively unknown. Some of his Youtube videos only have a few hundred views. But virtually anyone who is seriously on a spiritual pa
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 30, 2020
Cornel West Goes Wild! This is a remarkable interview by RT with Cornel West. For one thing, it reminds you how easily the most extraordinary people on the planet are so totally marginalized by the media. Dr. West gives us at times what seems like either a poli/lit/spiritual/philosophical fugue or rap, depending on one's orientation, I suppose.
(30 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 2, 2019
2 1/2 Cheers for Amazon Yes, we all have issues with Jeff Bezos. But let's, for a moment, try and create a reasonable perspective here.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, February 1, 2021
Biden Already Has "Unity", Republican Appeasement Can Only Undo It The country is already as unified as it's going to be at the moment. And, thank goodness, that unity is based on the best of what this country has always stood for (if not always achieved).
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The Amazing Emanuel Swedenborg Emanuel Swedenborg is one of those exceedingly rare beings who probably shouldn't have existed, but undoubtedly did. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of him and Dante, "They are not the kind of people you'd invite over for dinner. They're the kind of people you'd go see in a museum." And of Swedenborg himself, Emerson wrote in his "Representative Men": One of the mastodons of literature, not to be measured by entire libraries..
(15 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Regarding the 45 Seconds of the "Debate" I Did Watch My general impression of last night's Presidential "debate", based on the 45 seconds I actually watched.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 7, 2020
"The Weight" Featuring Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr apparently decided to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Robbie's composition "The Weight" by being a part of one of "Playing for Change's" international productions.
SHARE Friday, October 30, 2020
"I Think My Dog's a Democrat", by Brian Lewis A song which, I believe, speaks rather acutely, (and humorously) to the deep cultural divide between the Northeast and the South.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 18, 2021
My Ultra-Conservative Neighbor Just Shovelled My Driveway Bonnie is a lifelong Republican, who voted for Donald Trump. Bonnie's well aware that not only am I pretty left-wing, but that I also meditate for hours a day, and am pretty heavily into Eastern religion and philosophy. But, her son (who lives in her house with his girlfriend) just snow-blew my entire sidewalk and driveway.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 9, 2021
What Would It Take For Us To Be Truly Happy? Two remarkable talks by one of the most significant spiritual personages of the modern era.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, October 16, 2020
Monica Lewinsky on Shame and Public Humiliation What struck me most about this Ted Talk is that precisely what she was warning about, was actually brought to fruition just months later by the media phenomenon of Donald Trump. "A marketplace has emerged where public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry." After listening to her, it's much easier to understand how this fact was critical in the electing of our current President.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 28, 2020
A Little Divine Wisdom About "Saving the World" One very great Holy Woman's perspective on "saving the world".
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 27, 2021
A Short, Little, "Pipple" Poem When I go out, What do I see? Pipple! Pipple! (And an occasional tree). I do like a good "pipple"...
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Poem: "They're All Corrupt!" They're all corrupt! ('cept for you and me.) They're all corrupt! Put 'em in jail, Throw away the key!
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 15, 2020
Divine Magic I believe the concept of a "mantra" still isn't really quite properly understood in the West. In the East, they are expressions of something far more "primal" than even very serious aspirants often truly appreciate.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 7, 2020
Saved by the Plague? If we had entered 2020 with no coronavirus threat or epidemic, despite Trump's record and rhetoric over the preceding 3 years, he would have been unbeatable come election time. It took his bringing a plague on us to stop him from winning.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 7, 2021
"Pipple!", the Siquil An cogent argument for the continuation of civilization.
SHARE Friday, March 8, 2019
Beyond the Trump Hump As much as we are all transfixed by the phenomenon of a singularly unqualified, self-interested bogeyman having ascended to the most powerful office in the world, as King Solomon once said, "This too shall pass." And it seems to me that it will all have passed in less than two years from now.