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Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Primavera”

05/25/2016 22:52:59 PM

Ludovico Einaudi, “Primavera”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/25/2016 22:49:59 PM

“This sharp telescopic field of view holds two bright galaxies. Barred spiral NGC 5101 (top right) and nearly edge-on system NGC 5078 are separated on the sky by about 0.5 degrees or about the apparent width of a full moon. Found within the boundar > read more

Chet Raymo, “Spooked”

05/25/2016 22:47:04 PM

“Spooked”by Chet Raymo“The word everyone uses is "spooky." What they are talking about is entanglement, the spooky heart of quantum mechanics. You create a pair of subatomic particles, photons say, and send them on their separate ways. The part > read more

Bill Bonner, "Time to Raise the White Flag at Gualfin?"

05/25/2016 22:39:23 PM

"Time to Raise the White Flag at Gualfin?"by Bill BonnerBALTIMORE, Maryland – "We are all originarios… There were two newsworthy developments last week, neither of them really important – the first because it won’t happen, the second because > read more

"In All Seriousness..."

05/25/2016 21:46:42 PM

"Thomas Edison said in all seriousness: "There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the labor of thinking"- if we bother with facts at all, we hunt like bird dogs after the facts that bolster up what we already think- and ignore al > read more

The Poet: Linda Pastan, "The Almanac of Last Things"

05/25/2016 21:32:48 PM

"The Almanac of Last Things""From the almanac of last thingsI choose the spider lilyfor the grace of its briefblossom, though I myselffear brevity,but I choose The Song of Songsbecause the fleshof those pomegranateshas survivedall the frost of dogma. > read more

"I Once Was A Little Child..." How's THIS Relevant?

05/25/2016 21:06:42 PM

Iraqi child, wounded in Baghdad."I once was a little child who longed for other worlds,but I am no more a child for I have known fear,I have learned to hate, how tragic then is youthwhich lives with enemies, with gallows ropes.Yet, I still believe I > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/25/2016 20:29:26 PM

Notre-dame-du-bon-conseil, Quebec, Canada. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"Mad As Hell..."

05/25/2016 20:16:35 PM

Peter Finch, "Network", Mad as Hell Scene- > read more

"Only Your Soul..."

05/25/2016 20:13:17 PM

"U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds an Iraqi child killed in central Iraq in this March 29, 2003 file photo. Confused front line crossfire ripped apart an Iraqi family after local soldiers appe > read more

Musical Interlude: John Lee Hooker, “Boogie Chillun”

05/24/2016 19:38:18 PM

John Lee Hooker, “Boogie Chillun”With Ry Cooder, Carlos Santana, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray- > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/24/2016 19:12:18 PM

Drunk and delusional again, Hilly? Even Americans aren't stupid enough to fall for this insanity.Oh, wonderful! Bill on the "Lolita Express" flying around "fixing" things, lol.Yeah... it just never ends with you two, does it?Fix things for yourselves > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/24/2016 19:10:42 PM

Ten Mile, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

Musical Interlude: Guy Farley, “Drawing”

05/24/2016 18:50:24 PM

Guy Farley, “Drawing”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/24/2016 18:45:17 PM

“That's not lightning, and it did not strike between those mountains. The diagonal band is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, while the twin peaks are actually called the Spanish Peaks- but located in Colorado, USA. Although each Sp > read more

The Poet: David Whyte, "One Day"

05/24/2016 17:35:59 PM

"One Day""One day I will saythe gift I once had has been taken.The place I have made for myselfbelongs to another.The words I have sungare being sung by the onesI would want.Then I will be readyfor that voiceand the still silence in which it arrives. > read more

"Only One Question..."

05/24/2016 17:25:53 PM

"There's only one question that matters, and it's the one you never get around to asking. People are capable of varying degrees of truth. The majority spend their entire lives fabricating an elaborate skein of lies, immersing themselves in the faith > read more

"The Biggest Fools on the Planet"

05/24/2016 17:07:58 PM

"The Biggest Fools on the Planet"by Bill BonnerBALTIMORE, Maryland – "Readers reacted strongly to reports from the ranch. Many have clearly gone over to the enemy’s side – including some members of our own family. More on the insurrection at th > read more

Midday Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

05/24/2016 12:56:54 PM

Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”- > read more

"The Responsibility They Evade..."

05/24/2016 10:45:43 AM

"If some men do not choose to think, but survive by imitating and repeating, like trained animals, the routine of sounds and motions they learned from others, never making an effort to understand their own work, it still remains true that their survi > read more

Musical Interlude: Daniel Kobialka, “Gift of Dreams”

05/24/2016 00:54:42 AM

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Musical Interlude: Muddy Waters, "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had"

05/23/2016 23:15:18 PM

Muddy Waters, "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/23/2016 22:28:05 PM

“Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is just below center in this telescopic field of > read more

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

05/23/2016 22:21:33 PM

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The Economy: “We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane”

05/23/2016 20:02:25 PM

“We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane”by Charles Hugh Smith"The Keynesian gods have failed, > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/23/2016 18:46:40 PM

Aurora, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

“Bread, Circuses, Violence and War”

05/23/2016 18:41:29 PM

"Bread, Circuses, Violence and War”by Chris Campbell“If you really want to find out where this system is broken, stop paying your taxes and see what happens next. Violence. Your liberty, property, and if you resist, your life, will be taken from > read more

"Comforting Fairy Tales..."

05/23/2016 18:07:57 PM

"Uncertainty, in the presence of vivid hopes and fears, is painful, > read more

"Intel Officials Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails"

05/23/2016 16:27:13 PM

"Intel Officials Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails"by WashingtonsBlogMEMORANDUM FOR: The PresidentFROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for SanitySUBJECT: Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern”Introduction: > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/23/2016 12:51:00 PM

?Yeah, it's a joke, and it's on us... > read more

"Where Your Gaze Lingers..."

05/23/2016 00:09:46 AM

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. > read more

Politics: “Send Out The Clowns”

05/22/2016 22:12:32 PM

“Send Out The Clowns”by James Howard Kunstler“In this decade of maximum peril, a prankish God delivers two maximally detested candidates to lead the faltering nation as events run ahead of all the convenient narratives. For instance: the idea t > read more

Musical Interlude: Outlaws, “Green Grass and High Tides”

05/22/2016 22:07:44 PM

Outlaws, “Green Grass and High Tides”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VII: Reflection" (Full Album)

05/22/2016 22:07:05 PM

Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VII: Reflection" (Full Album)- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/22/2016 21:49:36 PM

“You may have heard of the Seven Sisters in the sky, but have you heard about the Seven Strong Men on the ground? Located just west of the Ural Mountains, the unusual Manpupuner rock formations are one of the Seven Wonders of Russia. How these anci > read more

Chet Raymo, "Care of Body and Soul"

05/22/2016 21:45:27 PM

"Care of Body and Soul"by Chet Raymo"In the 1940s, the Medical Arts Building on McCallie Avenue in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was one of the tallest buildings in town. My father would park the green Ford (born in 1936, the same year as me) in the parkin > read more

"As The Poets Remind Us..."

05/22/2016 20:38:31 PM

"To survive as a human being is possible only through love. And, when Thanatos is ascendant, the instinct must be to reach out to those we love, to see in them all the divinity, pity, and pathos of the human. And to recognize love in the lives of oth > read more

"407,000 Workers Stunned As Pension Fund Proposes 60% Cuts, Treasury Says 'Not Enough'"

05/22/2016 20:24:40 PM

"407,000 Workers Stunned As Pension Fund Proposes 60% Cuts, > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/22/2016 20:24:09 PM

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"In That Moment..."

05/22/2016 08:37:43 AM

"Our children will be born of our actions. Our accidents will become their destinies. Oh, the actions will remain. It is a simple matter of what you will do when the chips are down, my friend. When the fat lady is singing. When the walls are falling > read more

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams”

05/22/2016 01:08:21 AM

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"Against All Odds..."

05/21/2016 23:35:24 PM

"How very important it is, to see the reflection of yourself and to keep that reflection in sight- despite how much you have been pushed and shoved, forgotten and ripped, lied to and deceived! It seems like the number one most valuable thing you can > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/21/2016 23:34:40 PM

“In this early May night skyscape, a mountain road near Bursa, Turkey seems to lead toward bright planets Mars and Saturn and the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, a direction nearly opposite the Sun in planet Earth's sky. The brightest celestial bea > read more

The Poet: Thomas Centolella, "Splendor"

05/21/2016 23:16:57 PM

"Splendor""One day it's the clouds,one day the mountains.One day the latest bloomof roses- the pure monochromes,the dazzling hybrids- inspirationfor the cathedral's round windows.Every now and thenthere's the splendorof thought: the singularidea and > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/21/2016 20:43:21 PM

Kigali, Rwanda. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"The Green Frog Skin"

05/21/2016 20:39:42 PM

"The Green Frog Skin"by John (Fire) Lame Deer"The Green Frog Skin – that’s what I call the dollar bill. In our attitude towards it lies the biggest difference between the Indians and the whites. My grandparents grew up in an Indian world without > read more

"Bastiat the Prophet"; Free Download: Frederic Bastiat, "The Law"

05/21/2016 20:26:29 PM

"Bastiat the Prophet"By Bill Bonner"My mental image of Frederic Bastiat is of him in his last days, still young (he died at the age of 49) but sick from tuberculosis and frail, his back against the headboard. He has a writing board on his lap, and pe > read more

"Politicians Are NOT Prostitutes… They Are Pimps"

05/21/2016 20:11:02 PM

"Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University: > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/21/2016 19:43:55 PM

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05/21/2016 19:38:06 PM

“I was as afraid as the next man in my time and maybe more so. But with the years, fear had come to be regarded as a form of stupidity to be classed with overdrafts, acquiring a venereal disease or eating candies. Fear is a child’s vice and while > read more

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, ”I Giorni”

05/20/2016 21:52:00 PM

Ludovico Einaudi, ”I Giorni”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/20/2016 21:43:00 PM

“Is this galaxy jumping through a giant ring of stars? Probably not. Although the precise dynamics behind the featured image is yet unclear, what is clear is that the pictured galaxy, NGC 7714, has been stretched and distorted by a recent collision > read more

Chet Raymo, “Cognitive Dissonance”

05/20/2016 21:33:41 PM

“Cognitive Dissonance”by Chet Raymo"Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis) was a member of a fine old Norman family involved in the 12th-century invasion of Ireland. He was an ecclesiastic and a scholar, the author of many books, among them “The > read more

The Poet: John O’Donohue, “For The Time Of Necessary Decision”

05/20/2016 18:25:26 PM

“For The Time Of Necessary Decision”“The mind of time is hard to read.We can never predict what it will bring,Nor even from all that is already goneCan we say what form it finally takes;For time gathers its moments secretly.Often we only know i > read more


05/20/2016 18:20:17 PM

"Why should we cherish "objectivity", as if ideas were innocent, as if they don't serve one interest or another? Surely, we want to be objective if that means telling the truth as we see it, not concealing information that may be embarrassing to our > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/20/2016 18:19:25 PM

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"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..."

05/20/2016 18:19:18 PM

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The Daily "Near You?"

05/20/2016 18:16:18 PM

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

“The Power of Intention”

05/20/2016 18:11:35 PM

“The Power of Intention”by Brandon West"What is the power of intention? Moreover, what does it mean to connect to the power of intention? In this article we will not explore what intention is exactly, because I don’t believe anybody can really > read more

“How the Deep State's Cronies Steal From You”

05/20/2016 11:56:50 AM

“How the Deep State's Cronies Steal From You”by Bill BonnerDUNMORE EAST, Ireland – “We came down the coast from Dublin to check on our new office building. For this visit, we wanted to stay somewhere different than we normally do. So we chose > read more

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/20/2016"

05/20/2016 00:08:17 AM

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/20/2016"By Greg Hunter’s > read more

Musical Interlude: André RIeu, “Conquest of Paradise”

05/19/2016 22:13:57 PM

André RIeu, “Conquest of Paradise”, Soldatenchor Amsterdam Arena 2009 > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/19/2016 21:59:17 PM

“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it as dusty as this. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths > read more

Chet Raymo, “Stars In Our Eyes”

05/19/2016 20:19:25 PM

“Stars In Our Eyes”by Chet Raymo“The hot, dense surfaces of stars emit light in every part of the visible spectrum, from deep red to violet. The part of the spectrum that is the brightest depends on the star's temperature. Cooler stars appear r > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/19/2016 19:15:32 PM

Boyceville, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

Oh Well..."

05/19/2016 18:40:43 PM

"In real life no argument has a really neat and conclusive ending, least of all a discussion ranging over vast and varied fields. The end of this one must be inconclusive for the deepest philosophical reasons, but it must also be so because human beh > read more

"Experiences Shape Your Reactions- No Wrong Response"

05/19/2016 16:17:56 PM

"Experiences Shape Your Reactions- No Wrong Response"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"There is no such thing as a right or wrong response to any given situation as we all come to it with our own experience. Our view of the universe is largely determine > read more

"How It Really Is, And Better Be"

05/19/2016 16:08:50 PM

Hilly, if there's any Justice at all left in this country the only > read more

"America Goes Away: Fred Left Behind in Mexico"

05/19/2016 15:42:30 PM

"America Goes Away: Fred Left Behind in Mexico"by Fred Reed"Mail arrives in my inbox all the time, telling me that by going to Mexico I have sold out, fled, abandoned the United States. I’m a coward and a traitor, just like Lord Haw Haw, and Kim Ph > read more

“The Dreaded ‘Death Cross’ Formation Just Hit Stocks”

05/19/2016 07:51:00 AM

“The Dreaded ‘Death Cross’ Formation Just Hit Stocks”by Phoenix Capital Research“Smart investors have noted that the S&P 500 just staged a very dangerous looking move. That move was when S&P 500’s 50-week moving average broke below its 10 > read more

"Trump Leads Clinton Nationally For First Time In Latest Poll: Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, a Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency"

05/18/2016 23:35:54 PM

"Trump Leads Clinton Nationally For First Time In Latest Poll:'Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, a Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency'"by Tyler Durden"Having recently tied her in a Rasmussen poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton for th > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/18/2016 21:22:11 PM

“Spiral galaxy NGC 1097 shines in southern skies, about 45 million light-years away in the chemical constellation Fornax. Its blue spiral arms are mottled with pinkish star forming regions in this colorful galaxy portrait. They seem to have wrapped > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Zero Degrees Zero”

05/18/2016 21:21:42 PM

Liquid Mind, “Zero Degrees Zero”- > read more

Chet Raymo, “A New ‘Creation’ Oratorio”

05/18/2016 21:06:26 PM

“A New ‘Creation’ Oratorio”by Chet RaymoTwo centuries have elapsed since Joseph Haydn composed his magnificent "The Creation" oratorio. In all that time, no other musician has given us a better evocation of how the universe began. The famous > read more

The Poet: Pedro Calderón de la Barca, “Life Is A Dream”

05/18/2016 20:52:36 PM

“Life Is A Dream”"We live, while we see the sun,Where life and dreams are as one;And living has taught me this,Man dreams the life that is his,Until his living is done.The king dreams he is king, and he livesIn the deceit of a king,Commanding and > read more

"The 5 Commandments"

05/18/2016 20:42:33 PM

"The 5 Commandments""First commandment: there ain't no such thing as "one true way" and the way you find is only good for you, not anybody else, because your interpretation of what you see and feel and understand as the truth is never going to be the > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/18/2016 16:31:09 PM

Mountain View, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"Finding Heaven..."

05/18/2016 16:26:46 PM

"Finding heaven while still on earth is one thing. > read more

"Washington’s Fiscal Hypocrisy Is Too Rich For Words"

05/18/2016 16:06:25 PM

"Washington’s Fiscal Hypocrisy Is Too Rich For Words"By David Stockman"The D.C. establishment and the mainstream media would have you believe that Obama, the Fed and the Congress actually saved the country from Great Depression 2.0 in 2008–2009. > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/18/2016 11:27:02 AM

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Musical Interlude: Runrig, “Running to the Light”

05/17/2016 22:10:57 PM

Runrig, “Running to the Light”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/17/2016 21:52:26 PM

“The Great Nebula in Orion is a colorful place. Visible to the unaided eye, it appears as a small fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion. Long exposure, multi-wavelength images like this, however, show the Orion Nebula to be a busy neighborhood > read more

Chet Raymo, “Mortal Soul: The Dark Night”

05/17/2016 18:45:21 PM

“Mortal Soul: The Dark Night”by Chet Raymo"I first read Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling" at about the same age as Kierkegaard was when he wrote it- thirty. The young philosopher was wrestling with his dark demons, including the death of h > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/17/2016 18:16:06 PM

West Jordan, Utah, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

Musical Interlude: Thomas Bergersen, "New Life (Sun)"

05/17/2016 18:13:09 PM

Thomas Bergersen, "New Life (Sun)" - > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Morning Poem"

05/17/2016 17:57:01 PM

"Morning Poem""Every morningthe worldis created. > read more

"The Most Damned Of All..."

05/17/2016 17:42:47 PM

“Damned is the soul that dies while the evil it committed lives on. And the most damned of all are those who see the evil coming for others and refuse to confront it. For it is not out of fear that heroes are born, but rather out of their selfless > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/17/2016 17:29:33 PM

Maybe, maybe not. > read more

The Economy: "Undeniable Evidence That The Real Economy Is Already In Recession Mode"

05/17/2016 16:57:48 PM

"Undeniable Evidence That The Real Economy > read more

Politics: “Trump's Biggest Deal”

05/17/2016 08:45:56 AM

“Trump's Biggest Deal”by Bill BonnerLONDON – “A dear reader challenged us: ‘To create a perfect world what type of government would you propose?’ Another put it a different way: ‘Again, I’m convinced more than ever, Trump is the only > read more

The Poet: James Kavanaugh, "Searchers"

05/17/2016 00:22:17 AM

"Searchers""Some people do not have to search - > read more

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night”

05/16/2016 22:04:46 PM

Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” > read more

"A Very Deep Look to the Heavens"

05/16/2016 21:06:08 PM

“In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it.”- > read more

Satire: "Obama Alienates Millions with Incendiary Pro-Knowledge Remarks"

05/16/2016 18:50:28 PM

"Obama Alienates Millions with Incendiary Pro-Knowledge Remarks"by Andy BorowitzNEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY (The Borowitz Report)— "President Obama handed the Republican Party a gift for the general election by making a series of offensive pro-knowle > read more

"America: A Nation of Idiots"

05/16/2016 18:25:22 PM

"America: A Nation of Idiots"by Michael Covel"Do you support bombing Agrabah? That’s a poll question posed to American primary voters recently. And roughly 30% of Republicans and 20% of Democrats replied “yes.” Why does a sizeable chunk of Amer > read more

"Riding Through The Ruts..."

05/16/2016 18:10:37 PM

"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/16/2016 18:02:51 PM

"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity- much less dissent. "- Gore Vidal > read more

The Poet: Dylan Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"

05/16/2016 17:47:24 PM

"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night""Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lig > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/16/2016 17:12:08 PM

Mansfield, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"Mind Your Thoughts Carefully..."

05/16/2016 17:07:00 PM

"Sometimes we fall into the negative so deeply that we do not realize our first instinctive reaction to everything is to think negatively or to "look" for the bad in every situation. The phrase "too good to be true" directly comes from this aspect of > read more

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