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"Pravda: Scenarios Of Real War Between Russia And Turkey"

02/10/2016 00:53:07 AM

"Pravda: Scenarios Of Real War Between Russia And Turkey"By GPD"The possibility of a full-fledged war between Russia and Turkey has been a talk of the day for conspiracy theorists, analysts, couch warriors and experts on international politics for se > read more

Musical Interlude:Sting, “Fields of Gold” (Playlist)

02/09/2016 19:29:46 PM

Sting, “Fields of Gold”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”

02/09/2016 16:25:37 PM

Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/09/2016 15:43:24 PM

“What's happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but nearby light pillars, a nearby phenomenon that can appear as a distant one. > read more

"Vitae Summa Brevis"

02/09/2016 15:39:03 PM

"Vitae Summa Brevis" > read more

"Albanian Proverb"

02/09/2016 15:32:56 PM

"When you have given nothing, ask for nothing."- Albanian Proverb > read more

Chet Raymo, "In the Cave"

02/09/2016 15:30:26 PM

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Politics: "The Deep State’s Top Choice for President Is…"

02/09/2016 15:16:07 PM

"The Deep State’s Top Choice for President Is…"by Bill BonnerRANCHO SANTANA, Nicaragua – "We’re traveling home to the U.S. from our recent meeting with members of our family wealth advisory, Bonner & Partners Family Office. So, we’ll make t > read more

Midday Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

02/09/2016 13:51:45 PM

2002, “Falling Through Time”- > read more

"Not Such An Easy Business..."

02/09/2016 13:42:26 PM

“Over the years you get to see what a struggle life is for most people, how tough it is, how easy it is to be judgmental and criticize and stand outside of situations and impart your wisdom and judgment. But over the decades I've got more tolerant > read more

Musical Interlude: Arnd Stein, “Besinnlichkeit”

02/08/2016 19:31:28 PM

Arnd Stein, “Besinnlichkeit”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/08/2016 19:29:25 PM

“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (10 > read more

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, “The Waking”

02/08/2016 19:25:39 PM

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Eckhart Tolle, “The Beggar”

02/08/2016 19:23:10 PM

“The Beggar”by Eckhart Tolle“A beggar had been sitting by the side of the road for thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. > read more

Chet Raymo, “At Home In An Infinite Universe”

02/08/2016 19:17:20 PM

“At Home In An Infinite Universe”by Chet Raymo“They are questions that bedeviled thinkers for thousands of years: Is the universe infinite or finite, eternal or of a finite age? > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/08/2016 19:14:18 PM

Coppenbrügge, Niedersachsen, Germany.Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "DOW 6,000 Extreme Sell-Off Coming- Gregory Mannarino”

02/08/2016 16:34:49 PM

“DOW 6,000 Extreme Sell-Off Coming- Gregory Mannarino”By Greg Hunter’s“Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino called the top of the DOW in May 2015. The market was well over 18,000 then and currently more than 2,000 points lower. > read more

"No 'Artful Smear.' Clintons Paid $153 Million in Speaking Fees, Analysis Shows"

02/08/2016 13:10:40 PM

"No 'Artful Smear.' > read more

Satire: "Jeb Hopes to Woo Voters with Ad Featuring Worst President in U.S. History"

02/08/2016 12:11:54 PM

"Jeb Hopes to Woo Voters with Ad > read more

“The $10 Trillion US Tax Giveaway– $10 Trillion More Proposed”

02/08/2016 07:12:05 AM

“The $10 Trillion US Tax Giveaway– $10 Trillion More Proposed”by Jack Rasmus“From 2001 to 2016 US politicians have cut taxes on corporations and wealthy investors by no less than US$10 trillion. Another US$10 is coming. Proposals for more tax > read more

"To Witness Victory of This New Bravery"

02/08/2016 01:13:03 AM

"To Witness Victory of This New Bravery"BY Omid Safi"There is a Native American story that has long been meaningful for me. It is a conversation between grandparent and a child: One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle > read more

Musical Interlude: Secret Garden, “Silent Wings”

02/07/2016 22:25:19 PM

Secret Garden, “Silent Wings”- > read more

Musical Interlude: David Schombert, "A Space Journey"

02/07/2016 20:27:54 PM

David Schombert, "A Space Journey"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/07/2016 19:50:52 PM

"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluis > read more

Chet Raymo, “Silence”

02/07/2016 19:48:27 PM

“Silence”by Chet Raymo“A gray, drizzly day. As I take my place in a quiet corner of the college Commons it is still dark. I open my laptop and there on the screen is the poem I was reading yesterday afternoon in the library, as I closed my lapt > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/07/2016 19:29:35 PM

Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"Something You Already Know..."

02/07/2016 19:19:47 PM

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nob > read more

Midday Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Greatest Hits”

02/07/2016 18:16:14 PM

Kevin Kern, “Greatest Hits”- > read more

Geopolitics: “Syrian Endgame: Saudi Arabia And Turkey Poised To Invade?”

02/07/2016 14:42:45 PM

“Syrian Endgame: Saudi Arabia And Turkey Poised To Invade?”by > read more

"How It Really Is"

02/07/2016 14:35:01 PM

Oh my... what have we here?“Clintons's $200,000 an Hour Pay From Goldman Sachs is Nothing to Laugh At”- > read more

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Blossoms Unfolding”

02/06/2016 19:07:05 PM

Gandalf, “Blossoms Unfolding”- > read more

Chet Raymo, “The Maintenance of Self”

02/06/2016 19:04:37 PM

“The Maintenance of Self”by Chet Raymo"Ah, yes, the pitcher plant. Those devouring goblets. Those caldrons of digestive juices. And now naturalists have found the biggest one yet, as big as a chalice, on a mountaintop in the Philippines, its punc > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/06/2016 19:03:06 PM

“Is star AE Aurigae on fire? No. Even though AE Aurigae is named the flaming star, the surrounding nebula IC 405 is named the Flaming Star Nebula, and the region appears to have the color of fire, there is no fire. Fire, typically defined as the ra > read more

"There For All Of Us..."

02/06/2016 18:51:01 PM

"We are hurt; we are lonely; and we turn to music or words, and as compensation beyond all price we are given glimpses of the world on the other side of time and space. We all have glimpses of glory as children, and as we grow up we forget them, or a > read more

“5 Sad Truths About Success And Happiness”

02/06/2016 18:49:19 PM

“5 Sad Truths About Success And Happiness”by Bernard Marr“Even as medical science and quality of life continues to increase our life spans, it seems as though many of us are not really living the life we’re given. Too often we are caught in t > read more

Free Download: "The Rubaiyat" by Omar Khayyam

02/06/2016 18:46:22 PM

"We are no other than a moving rowOf Magic Shadow-shapes that come and goRound with the Sun-illumin'd Lanternheld > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/06/2016 16:42:13 PM

Horton, Michigan, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

The Poet: Eugene O'Neill, "Free"

02/06/2016 16:40:23 PM

"Free"by Eugene O'Neill"Weary am I of the tumult, sick of the staring crowd,Pining for wild sea places where the soul may think aloud.Fled is the glamour of cities, dead as the ghost of a dream,While I pine anew for the tint of blue on the breast of > read more

"Regret: The Weight of the Past"

02/06/2016 16:38:50 PM

"Regret: The Weight of the Past"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Holding onto regret is like dragging the weight of the past with us everywhere we go. Holding onto regret is like dragging the weight of the past with us everywhere we go. It drains our e > read more

“The Individual vs. The Illusion Of Consensus Reality”

02/06/2016 16:37:48 PM

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Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

02/05/2016 20:18:03 PM

2002, “Falling Through Time”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/05/2016 20:09:37 PM

“Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. Prominent spiral arms traced by dark dust lanes and blue star clusters lend this galaxy its > read more

Chet Raymo, "Rules For Believing And Thinking"

02/05/2016 20:04:31 PM

"Seven Rules for Believing"by Chet Raymo"I was reading again recently Richard Dawkins' > read more

"I Will Gladly Change..."

02/05/2016 20:01:36 PM

“If any man is able to show me and prove to me that I do not think or act right, I will gladly change, for I seek the truth, by which no man was ever injured. It is only persistence in self delusion and ignorance that does harm.” > read more

"If You Caught A Glimpse..."

02/05/2016 19:59:45 PM

"If you caught a glimpse of your own death,would that knowledge change the way you live the rest of your life?"- Paco Ahlgren, "Discipline" > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/05/2016 19:54:51 PM

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. Thanks for stopping by! > read more


02/05/2016 19:52:05 PM

"No one else can confer dignity on you; it is something that comes from within. You cannot fake it or acquire it as you would an accent. You can only receive the gift of dignity from your own heart. When you learn to embrace your self with a sense of > read more

The Poet: Rumi, “Whoever Brought Me Here”

02/05/2016 19:24:09 PM

“Whoever Brought Me Here”"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.This drunkenness began in > read more

The Economy: "PhD Economists Oughtta Know Better…"

02/05/2016 15:55:57 PM

"PhD Economists Oughtta Know Better…"by Bill BonnerMIAMI – "Yesterday, the Dow rose 79 points – or about 0.5%. Nothing proved one way or the other. We told you about our visit with President Reagan’s former budget advisor and Wall Street vete > read more

"How It Really Is"

02/05/2016 15:47:19 PM

High crimes and misdemeanors, you say? I'd need another blog to document it all...But I could.- CP > read more

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/5/2016"

02/05/2016 00:25:50 AM

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/5/2016"By Greg Hunter’s"The big loser in the Iowa Primary is Hillary Clinton. Yes, she came in first by a tiny margin, but even that is in question. Iowa’s biggest newspaper is calling for a recount because > read more

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “My Silent Knowing”

02/04/2016 23:57:46 PM

Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, > read more

Musical Interlude: Supertramp, “The Logical Song”

02/04/2016 20:54:27 PM

Supertramp, “The Logical Song”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/04/2016 20:34:09 PM

"In the lower left corner, surrounded by blue spiral arms, is spiral galaxy M81. In the upper right corner, marked by red gas and dust clouds, is irregular galaxy M82. This stunning vista shows these two mammoth galaxies locked in gravitational comba > read more

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

02/04/2016 20:27:08 PM

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"The Sociopath Next Door"

02/04/2016 20:24:53 PM

"The Sociopath Next Door"by Martha Stout?"Imagine - if you can - not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern for the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family memb > read more

"The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth..."

02/04/2016 20:23:04 PM

"In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, > read more

"Psychopaths: 'Intra-species Predators'"

02/04/2016 20:16:25 PM

"Psychopaths: 'Intra-species Predators'" > read more

"Brain Difference in Psychopaths Identified"

02/04/2016 20:11:51 PM

"Brain Differences in Psychopaths Identified"by Louise Pratt"Professor Declan Murphy and colleagues Dr Michael Craig and Dr Marco Catani from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London have found differences in the brain which may provide a > read more

"Recognizing Happiness: Analyzing the Path"

02/04/2016 19:31:58 PM

"Recognizing Happiness: Analyzing the Path"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"When we take the time to recognize when we are happy and what that feels like, it becomes easier to recreate. Those of us on the path of personal and spiritual growth have a te > read more

Humanity: "A Higher Call"

02/04/2016 00:00:12 AM

"A Higher Call"German Pilot In WWII Spared An American B-17 > read more

“The Weight Of Nothing”

02/03/2016 23:48:05 PM

“The Weight Of Nothing”by Kurt Kauter > read more

Post # 33,000: Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”

02/03/2016 17:34:07 PM

Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”- > read more

"Even Darkness Must Pass..."

02/03/2016 17:32:31 PM

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"It Better Be Worth It"

02/03/2016 17:29:33 PM

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Musical Interlude: Josh Groban, “Gira Con Me”

02/03/2016 15:20:03 PM

Josh Groban, “Gira Con Me”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/03/2016 15:13:58 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

02/03/2016 15:12:25 PM

“The Wild Silence And The Wild Dark”by Chet Raymo"It is probably obvious by now that I have been reading Yeats. So let me share one more poem, "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven":“Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,Enwrought with golden and > read more

"The Cloak Of The Past..."

02/03/2016 15:10:20 PM

“The cloak of the past is cut from patches of feeling, and sewn with rebus threads. Most of the time, the best we can do is wrap it around ourselves for comfort or drag it behind us as we struggle to go on. But everything has its cause and its mean > read more

The Poet: Manuel Bandeira, "Be Like A River"

02/03/2016 15:02:26 PM

"Be Like A River"“Be like a river that flowsSilent in the middle of the nightNot fearing the dark of the night,Reflecting any star that is in the sky.And if the sky fills with clouds,Clouds are water, like the river, soReflect them too with no regr > read more

"The Biggest Questions"

02/02/2016 22:21:36 PM

"The Biggest Questions""When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space which I fill and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant and which know m > read more

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

02/02/2016 22:17:40 PM

Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”- > read more

"Life Is Hard?"

02/02/2016 22:12:02 PM

"Life is hard? True- but let's love it anyhow,though it breaks every bone in our bodies."- Edward Abbey"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/02/2016 22:08:26 PM

“Almost every object in the above photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky > read more

Chet Raymo, “Morning Stars”

02/02/2016 22:06:56 PM

“Morning Stars”by Chet Raymo“For some years this William Blake watercolor hung in my living room, blown up photographically to enormous size (that was back in my darkroom days). An illustration from The Book of Job: "When the morning stars sang > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

02/02/2016 21:58:33 PM

Três De Maio, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

"Remember That..."

02/02/2016 21:57:52 PM

“Your country ain't your blood. Remember that.”- Santino “Sonny” Corleone > read more

"I Promise You This..."

02/02/2016 21:51:34 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 > read more

“There Is No Freedom Without Truth”

02/02/2016 18:46:23 PM

“There Is No Freedom Without Truth”by Paul Craig Roberts“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt > read more

"How It Really Is"

02/02/2016 18:29:35 PM

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"The Idiot Culture"

02/02/2016 00:35:25 AM

"We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird > read more

Satire: “Cruz Victory Gives Hope To Despised People Everywhere”

02/01/2016 23:53:53 PM

“Cruz Victory Gives Hope To Despised People Everywhere”by Andy BorowitzDES MOINES (The Borowitz Report)— ”Senator Ted Cruz’s stunning victory in the Iowa caucuses is serving as a beacon of hope to despised people across the nation, a number > read more

"Daily Self-Care- Putting Yourself First"

02/01/2016 22:38:28 PM

"Daily Self-Care- Putting Yourself First"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Putting yourself first means that it may be necessary to say no to someone else in order to say yes to yourself. We have all heard the instructions of an airline attendant remind > read more

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, "The Way of the World"

02/01/2016 22:31:39 PM

Justin Hayward, "The Way of the World"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

02/01/2016 22:25:40 PM

"Have you ever seen the Man on the Moon? This common question plays on the ability of humans to see pareidolia- imagining familiar icons where they don't actually exist. The textured surface of Earth's full Moon is home to numerous identifications of > read more

"Be Kind..."

02/01/2016 22:16:27 PM

"Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a hard battle." > read more

The Poet: Anne Sexton, "Courage"

02/01/2016 22:15:13 PM

"Courage""It is in the small things we see it.The child's first step,as awesome as an earthquake.The first time you rode a bike,wallowing up the sidewalk.The first spanking when your heartwent on a journey all alone.When they called you crybabyor poo > read more


02/01/2016 22:08:42 PM

"There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world. The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 93 million miles away and think this to be nor > read more

"The Invitation"

02/01/2016 22:07:19 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 > read more

"With Love... Leo"

02/01/2016 22:03:51 PM

"With Love... Leo"by Leo Buscaglia"Tonight I would like to talk to you about something really important to me. > read more

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth"

02/01/2016 00:39:25 AM

Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth"- > read more

Musical Interlude: Josh Groban, “Remember When It Rained”

02/01/2016 00:11:27 AM

Josh Groban, “Remember When It Rained”- > read more

"The Truth..."

01/31/2016 23:13:46 PM

“The fact that someone says something doesn't mean it's true. Doesn't mean they're lying, but it doesn't mean it's true.All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system a > read more

"We Are Star Stuff"

01/31/2016 21:36:02 PM

"We are star-stuff. The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it but the way the atoms are put together. The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff, we are a way for the cosmos to know itself." > read more

Chet Raymo, “Seeking Order In The Natural Order”

01/31/2016 21:20:23 PM

Click image for larger size.“Seeking Order In The Natural Order”by Chet Raymo“It is a popular misconception that evolution is “just a theory.” On the contrary, the evidence for the development of life over billions of years by common descen > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

01/31/2016 21:18:30 PM

“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy > read more

Musical Interlude: Gov't Mule, "Soulshine"

01/31/2016 21:15:15 PM

Gov't Mule, "Soulshine"- > read more

"The 'Greatest' English Honors Paper Ever Written"

01/31/2016 19:01:06 PM

"The 'Greatest' English Honors Paper Ever Written"Click image for larger size."So bad it borders on genius." > read more

"The Purpose Of My Words..."

01/31/2016 18:51:24 PM

"There is a difference between a question and a wonder. I would prefer to answer only questions that will be useful to you. A child looks up at the starry sky at night and wonders. He is filled with the joy of the mystery of creation. Why should I ex > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

01/31/2016 18:45:21 PM

Mount Shasta, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

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