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(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.
(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"?)
(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.
(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.
(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 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.
(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.
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.
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).
(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."
(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.
(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 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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(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..
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.