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"How It Really Always Was, And Is"

04/17/2014 14:39:21 PM

The Economy: "What Do Janet Yellen and Yuri Geller Have in Common?"

04/17/2014 14:28:15 PM

"What Do Janet Yellen and Yuri Geller Have in Common?"by Bill Bonner“It looks as though the US stock market is in the process of topping out. But if you'd bet heavily on a bear market, each time you saw one coming, you'd be broke by now. We will wa

“Overpopulation Is Not A Problem For Us”

04/17/2014 13:56:03 PM

“Overpopulation Is Not A Problem For Us”By Raul I Meijer“On a day like this, when Bloomberg runs the hilarious and preposterous headline “Euro Periphery Emerges as Haven as Bonds Rise”, and markets are up because the Chinese government anno

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/16/2014 22:08:12 PM

“In the 1920s, examining photographic plates from the Mt. Wilson Observatory's 100 inch telescope, Edwin Hubble determined the distance to the Andromeda Nebula, decisively demonstrating the existence of other galaxies far beyond the Milky Way. His

“The Descent Of Man”

04/16/2014 22:04:31 PM

“The Descent Of Man”Has Human intelligence been on an intellectual and

"Dreamers Of the Day..."

04/16/2014 22:03:33 PM

"Always Been Sane..."

04/16/2014 22:01:49 PM

"As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. Indigenous humans have always been sane because they have always been mystic. They permit the twilight."- G. K. Chesterton

The Daily "Near You?"

04/16/2014 22:00:09 PM

Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "Free As A Bird"

04/16/2014 21:57:45 PM

"Free As A Bird"by Chet Raymo"All afternoon I have been watching a pair of hummingbirds play about our porch. They live somewhere nearby, though I haven't found their nest. They are attracted to our hummingbird feeder, which we keep full of sugar wat

"The Champ"

04/16/2014 21:54:53 PM

Rumi, "The Tavern,"

04/16/2014 21:50:54 PM

"All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I c

"How It Really Is"

04/16/2014 19:32:05 PM

George Carlin, “The American Dream”

04/16/2014 19:24:42 PM

STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!George Carlin, “The American Dream”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-14SllPPLxY

Edward Abbey, "I Promise You This..."

04/15/2014 21:14:04 PM

"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight fo

Rumi, "Sit, Be Still, And Listen..."

04/15/2014 21:10:28 PM

"Sit, be still, and listen,because you're drunk,and we're at the edge of the roof."- Rumi

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/15/2014 21:07:45 PM

"Bright stars, clouds of dust and glowing nebulae decorate this cosmic scene, a skyscape just north of Orion's belt. Close to the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, the wide field view spans about 5.5 degrees. Striking bluish M78, a reflection nebula, is

Crowfoot, "What Is Life?"

04/15/2014 21:06:30 PM

Paulo Coelho, “I’d Rather Be In Hell”

04/15/2014 21:05:21 PM

“I’d Rather Be In Hell”by Paulo Coelho"As soon as he died, Juan found himself in a gorgeous place, surrounded by all the comfort and beauty he had dreamed of. A fellow dressed in white approached him and said, “You have the right to have what

Chet Raymo,"The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"

04/15/2014 21:03:08 PM

"The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"by Chet Raymo"'The Anecdote of the Jar' by Wallace Stevens:

Free Download: Olaf Stapledon, “Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future”

04/15/2014 21:01:12 PM

“Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future”by Olaf Stapledon“Great are the stars, and man is of no account to them. But man is a fair spirit, whom a star conceived and a star kills. He is greater than those bright blind companies.

Alan Watts, "It Comes, Then, To This..."

04/15/2014 20:59:14 PM

"It comes, then, to this: that to be "viable", livable, or merely practical, life must be lived as a game - and the "must" here expresses a condition, not a commandment. It must be lived in the spirit of play rather than work, and the conflicts which

The Daily "Near You?"

04/15/2014 16:17:21 PM

Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany. Thanks for stopping by.

Eckhart Tolle, "Suffering"

04/15/2014 16:14:39 PM

"True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at this moment. This inner alignment with Now is the end of suffering. Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you ha

"Are You?"

04/14/2014 19:14:31 PM

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/14/2014 19:11:28 PM

"This Hubble Heritage image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 3982, about 68 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It's hard to imagine a more glorious galaxy than NGC 3982, a face-on spiral that's swirling like a pinwheel 68 million li

Psychology: "Positive Self-Deception"

04/14/2014 19:08:01 PM

"Positive Self-Deception"by Damninteresting.com"Most people think of the "mentally disordered" as a delusional lot, holding bizarre and irrational ideas about themselves and the world around them. Isn’t a mental disorder, after all, an impairment o

"Who Are You? How Do You Know?"

04/14/2014 19:06:09 PM

"Go without a coat when it's cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it's all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without. In times of har

Chet Raymo, “L'amor Che Move il Sole e L'altre Stelle”

04/14/2014 18:47:19 PM

“L'amor Che Move il Sole e L'altre Stelle”by Chet Raymo“Like many of us, I faithfully check APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). When this image popped open the other day it took my breath away. I sat there gaping for five minutes.Click image f

"How It Really Is"

04/14/2014 14:59:45 PM

Paul Craig Roberts,“Washington is Humanity’s Worst Enemy”

04/14/2014 14:54:36 PM

“Washington is Humanity’s Worst Enemy”by Paul Craig Roberts"How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom?

“US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study”

04/14/2014 12:42:59 PM

“US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study”by Eric Zuesse“A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoun

“Historic! Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens”

04/14/2014 12:23:31 PM

“Historic! Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens”by Infowars.com“In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced o

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “You and Me”

04/14/2014 06:43:22 AM

Moody Blues, “You and Me”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7UZ5oVYmb8

Musical Interlude: Native American, “Ghost Dance- Power Drums, Spirit Pride”

04/13/2014 17:06:22 PM

Native American, “Ghost Dance- Power Drums, Spirit Pride”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYorIKf5L0cTurn it UP!

"How It Really Is"

04/13/2014 15:15:52 PM

Satire: “Nation Stunned To Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago”

04/13/2014 13:59:38 PM

“Nation Stunned To Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago”by Andy BorowitzWASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Millions of Americans were in a state of shock this past week after learning that Congress had accomplished something

“7 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week: Colbert Causes Conservative Meltdown Edition”

04/13/2014 12:53:19 PM

“7 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week:

The Economy: "How About Some Truth?"

04/13/2014 12:22:32 PM

"How About Some Truth?"

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds”

04/11/2014 20:04:49 PM

Kevin Kern, “Above the Clouds”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvxDYTt3Tpo

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “To the One Who Knows”

04/11/2014 19:25:25 PM

Yanni, “To the One Who Knows”

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/11/2014 19:21:37 PM

"Galaxies don't normally look like this. NGC 6745 actually shows the results of two galaxies that have been colliding for only hundreds of millions of years. Just off the above digitally sharpened photograph to the lower right is the smaller galaxy,

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "And Yet..."

04/11/2014 19:20:23 PM

"And yet, though we strainagainst the deadening gripof daily necessity,I sense there is this mystery:All life is being lived.Who is living it then?Is it the things themselves,or something waiting inside them,like an unplayed melody in a flute?Is it t

"The Paradox of Our Time"

04/11/2014 19:18:07 PM

Dr. Bob Moorehead, "The Paradox of Our Time"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=181B7yainqY?"The Paradox of Our Time"“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

"For This Is What We Do..."

04/11/2014 19:09:17 PM

"For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. Feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowe

Chet Raymo, “Cranes or Skyhooks?”

04/11/2014 19:06:47 PM

“Cranes or Skyhooks?”by Chet Raymo“In the late 19th century, an intractable problem bedeviled scientists. Geologists had convincingly demonstrated that the Earth was hundreds of millions of years old, and fossil evidence suggested that life had

Paulo Coelho, "Solitude..."

04/11/2014 19:05:07 PM

“Solitude Is Not The Absence of Love”by Paulo Coelho“Without solitude, Love will not stay long by your side, because Love needs to rest as well, so that it can journey through the heavens and reveal itself in other forms. Without solitude, no p

The Daily "Near You?"

04/11/2014 19:03:15 PM

Dundee, Dundee City, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

The Economy:"The Fed's Childishly Naïve Theory of Credit”

04/11/2014 17:46:04 PM

"The Fed's Childishly Naïve Theory of Credit”by Bill BonnerGualfin, Argentina. “Today, we return to familiar territory. We have seen it before: The slowdown in the economy. The overpricing of assets (particularly stocks). The huge increase in de

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/10/2014 21:06:28 PM

“War Against The Weak”

04/10/2014 20:03:16 PM

“War Against The Weak”by Robert Kirkconnell"Teachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492. The teachers told the children that t

The Daily "Near You?"

04/10/2014 17:20:35 PM

Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Level Of Intelligence..."

04/10/2014 17:16:54 PM

“If Man were relieved of all superstition, and all prejudice, and had replaced these

“This Is Wholesome: Honey Maid Has A Message For Satan and the American Decency Association”

04/10/2014 16:58:20 PM

“This Is Wholesome:

“7 Really Stupid and Offensive GOP Remarks on the Day They Shot Down Equal Pay for Women”

04/10/2014 16:25:01 PM

Bill Bonner, "How to Survive at 9,000 Feet Above Sea Level”

04/10/2014 12:15:39 PM

“How to Survive at 9,000 Feet Above Sea Level”by Bill BonnerGualfin, Argentina. “We have been developing an important insight into the way the economy works... with a view to understanding what might happen next. We'll return to it tomorrow. To

"Perfect Adjustment..."

04/10/2014 11:04:18 AM

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their

The Daily "Near You?"

04/09/2014 20:01:23 PM

“3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People”

04/09/2014 16:45:11 PM

“3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People”by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Beyond Undoing"

04/09/2014 16:18:16 PM

"Beyond Undoing"

"How It Really Is"

04/09/2014 16:17:17 PM

Chris Floyd, “False Flags and Imperial Facades: Tales of ‘Progressives’ in Power”

04/09/2014 14:12:50 PM

“False Flags and Imperial Facades: Tales of ‘Progressives’ in Power”By Chris Floyd

“The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return”

04/09/2014 11:34:58 AM

“The Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return”by Jeffrey Tucker“The least of the problems with income tax is that it takes your money. The really big problem is that the income tax takes your life. It gives the government direct acce

Musical Interlude: Roger Waters, “Tide Is Turning”

04/09/2014 05:10:18 AM

Roger Waters, “Tide Is Turning”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66nqhVtq6xo

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/09/2014 04:39:02 AM

“NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-formin

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke,"All Will Come Again"

04/09/2014 00:46:41 AM

"All Will Come Again"by Rainer Maria Rilke"All will come again into its strength:the fields undivided, the waters undammed,the trees towering and the walls built low.And in the valleys, people as strong and varied as the land.And no churches where Go

"I Pity You..."

04/09/2014 00:36:08 AM

"Said a philosopher to a street sweeper, “I pity you. Yours is a hard and dirty task.” And the street sweeper said, “Thank you, sir. But tell me, what is your task?” And the philosopher answered saying, “I study man's mind, his deeds and hi

"Are There Any Questions?"

04/08/2014 20:54:40 PM

"Are There Any Questions?"by Robert Fulghum"Are there any questions?" An offer that comes at the end of college lectures and long meetings. Said when an audience is not only overdosed with information, but when there is no time left anyhow. At times

The Daily "Near You?"

04/08/2014 20:53:23 PM

Prescott Valley, Arizona, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Rune Charms For Warriors And For Peace”

04/08/2014 20:51:45 PM

History: “Why the Vikings Were Feared”

04/08/2014 20:50:36 PM

“Why the Vikings Were Feared”by Patrick Cockburn“Journalism is said to be the first draft of history, but it is often disappointing to find that the second or third drafts, by historians, move little further in establishing the truth about what

"Justice..."

04/08/2014 20:45:06 PM

“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in

“Matt Taibbi: ‘U.S. Should Be Ashamed It Treats Pot Smokers Worse Than Wall St. Criminals’”

04/08/2014 20:33:13 PM

“Matt Taibbi: ‘U.S. Should Be Ashamed It Treats

"How It Really Is"

04/08/2014 18:18:43 PM

“Global Rankings Study Depicts an America in Warp Speed Decline”

04/08/2014 18:16:35 PM

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

04/07/2014 23:25:26 PM

"Evidence""Where do I live?

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/07/2014 22:01:04 PM

“Delicate in appearance, these filaments of shocked, glowing gas, draped in planet Earth's sky toward the constellation of Cygnus, make up the western part of the Veil Nebula. The Veil Nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, an expanding cloud

"We Don't Know..,."

04/07/2014 21:58:28 PM

“Most ignorance is vincible ignorance.

Chet Raymo,“The Last Chapter…”

04/07/2014 21:25:08 PM

“The Last Chapter…”by Chet Raymo“The last chapter in John Updike's book of memoirs, “Self-Consciousness”, is called "On Being a Self Forever." As a reflection on personal immortality I would recommend it over the labored ponderings of any

The Daily "Near You?"

04/07/2014 20:11:47 PM

Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia. Thanks for stopping by.

Musical Interlude: Billy Joel, “We Didn't Start the Fire”

04/07/2014 15:26:02 PM

Billy Joel, “We Didn't Start the Fire”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g?The Chinese proverb says, "May you live in interesting times."

“Can the ‘Thin Air’ Economy Keep Going?”

04/07/2014 14:36:31 PM

“Can the ‘Thin Air’ Economy Keep Going?”

"How It Really Is"

04/07/2014 11:45:09 AM

“Why Are Americans Paying to Be Searched, Spied On, Shot At and Robbed Blind by the Government?”

04/07/2014 11:12:46 AM

"All Government..."

04/07/2014 11:07:10 AM

"All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man

"7 Craziest Right-Wing Rants This Week: Satan's Role in Graham Crackers?"

04/06/2014 17:58:15 PM

"World Running Out Of Time To Stop Global Warming, UN Report Says"

04/06/2014 14:01:40 PM

“10 Reasons Why 76% of Americans Ignore Climate Disasters”

04/05/2014 17:36:18 PM

“10 Reasons Why 76% of Americans Ignore Climate Disasters”By Paul B. Farrell“C’mon, admit it, we humans really are causing our own climate suicide. But so what? We’ve got freedom of choice. And we love our cars. They need gas. And we’re a

"How It Really Is"

04/05/2014 17:19:59 PM

“’Muslims Behind the 9/11 Attacks.’ The Official Story on the Murder of Osama Bin Laden”

04/05/2014 13:20:01 PM

“’Muslims Behind the 9/11 Attacks.’

“Socrates Rebukes the NSA”

04/05/2014 12:57:38 PM

“Socrates Rebukes the NSA”by Gary Corseri“1.

“5 Things Conservatives Lie Shamelessly About”

04/04/2014 22:47:37 PM

"How It Really Is"

04/04/2014 12:59:06 PM

Satire: “Boehner: ‘I Don’t Want to Live in a World Where Seven Million People Get Affordable Health Care’”

04/04/2014 10:14:04 AM

“Boehner: ‘I Don’t Want to Live in a World Where

Greg Hunter,“Weekly News Wrap-Up 4.4.14”

04/04/2014 03:46:43 AM

“Weekly News Wrap-Up 4.4.14”By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/03/2014 20:50:40 PM

"The Invitation"

04/03/2014 20:46:37 PM

"The Invitation""It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for,and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk lookinglike a fool for

The Poet: Jeanne Lohmann,"Questions Before Dark"

04/03/2014 20:43:15 PM

"Questions Before Dark""Day ends, and before sleepwhen the sky dies down, consideryour altered state: has this daychanged you? Are the cornerssharper or rounded off? Did youlive with death? Make decisionsthat quieted? Find one clear wordthat fit? At

Chet Raymo, “Upon That Water Without Sound"

04/03/2014 20:39:09 PM

“Upon That Water Without Sound"by Chet Raymo“Several women in my family have suggested that my posts have become morbid lately, excessively preoccupied with death. Is that true? And, if so, is it a problem? After all, I have reached the age which

The Daily "Near You?"

04/03/2014 16:50:51 PM

Sequim, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Economy: “Civilization Will Not Survive”

04/03/2014 15:43:13 PM

“Civilization Will Not Survive”

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