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"Puerto Rico to DEFAULT On Its Debts Monday 2 May- Could Trigger US Bank Collapse"

05/01/2016 23:42:47 PM

"Puerto Rico to DEFAULT On Its Debts Monday 2 May- > read more

“Bill Holter Issues A Red Alert Warning: 'They Know It Is Coming'- An 'Event You Cannot Recover From'”

05/01/2016 20:01:28 PM

“Bill Holter Issues A Red Alert Warning: > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Lullaby for Grown-ups (Luna, The Moon)"

05/01/2016 19:26:33 PM

Liquid Mind, "Lullaby for Grown-ups (Luna, The Moon)"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

05/01/2016 19:19:22 PM

"Captured one night last May this eight frame mosaic starts on the left, down Northside Drive through Yosemite National Park. It ends thousands of light-years away though, as the arc of the Milky Waytracks toward the center of our galaxy on the right > read more

"The 12 Rules of Survival"; "No Time For Ease And Comfort..."

05/01/2016 19:07:52 PM

"Something wicked this way comes...""The 12 Rules of Survival"by Laurence Gonzales"As a journalist, I've been writing about accidents for more than thirty years. In the last 15 or so years, I've concentrated on accidents in outdoor recreation, in an > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

05/01/2016 18:15:37 PM

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

Health Nutrition: "Pass the Butter, Skip the Sugar: We’ve Been Told Big Fat Lies About Heart Disease"

05/01/2016 13:47:54 PM

"Pass the Butter, Skip the Sugar: > read more

"How It Really Is"

05/01/2016 13:07:03 PM

Quick, too... > read more

"Unhappy America: A Societal Meltdown?"

05/01/2016 11:01:48 AM

"Unhappy America: A Societal Meltdown?"by > read more

"Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't Trust Anything You See On Television"

05/01/2016 04:41:29 AM

"Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Balance (Galaxies)"

04/30/2016 20:19:48 PM

Liquid Mind, "Balance (Galaxies)"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/30/2016 20:02:58 PM

“Makemake, second brightest dwarf planet of the Kuiper belt, has a moon. Nicknamed MK2, Makemake's moon reflects sunlight with a charcoal-dark surface, about 1,300 times fainter than its parent body. Still, it was spotted in Hubble Space Telescope > read more

"Be Kind..."

04/30/2016 20:00:04 PM

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

“Embracing Life-Affirming Death Awareness: How to Transform Yourself and Possibly Save Human Civilization”

04/30/2016 19:56:44 PM

“Embracing Life-Affirming Death Awareness: > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/30/2016 19:34:30 PM

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

Chet Raymo, "In the Cave"

04/30/2016 19:33:10 PM

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"The Most Important Of All The Lessons..."

04/30/2016 19:30:24 PM

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The Poet: Margaret Atwood, "The Moment"

04/30/2016 19:27:05 PM

"The Moment""The moment when, after many yearsof hard work and a long voyageyou stand in the centre of your room,house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,knowing at last how you got there,and say, > read more

"You Can’t Handle the Truth: How Confirmation Bias Distorts Your Opinions"

04/30/2016 19:17:14 PM

"You Can’t Handle the Truth: > read more

"How It Really Is"

04/30/2016 17:50:15 PM

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"A Look to the Heavens"

04/29/2016 19:41:55 PM

“What makes this spiral galaxy so long? Measuring over 700,000 light years across from top to bottom, NGC 6872, also known as the Condor galaxy, is one of the most elongated barred spiral galaxies known. > read more

Musical Interlude: Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown”

04/29/2016 19:41:29 PM

Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown”- > read more

The Universe

04/29/2016 19:28:21 PM

“Believe me, I know all about it. I know the stress. I know the frustration. I know the temptations of time and space. We worked this out ahead of time. They're part of the plan. We knew this stuff might happen. Actually, you insisted they be trigg > read more

"We Are All..."

04/29/2016 19:26:01 PM

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."- Oscar Wilde > read more

"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"

04/29/2016 19:24:10 PM

"The Road to New Beginnings: Completion"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Just as new beginnings are important, so is honoring the experience of closure. Life is a collage of beginnings and endings that run together like still-wet paint. Yet before we c > read more

The Poet: Herman Melville, “The Martyr”

04/29/2016 19:16:05 PM

“The Martyr”“Good Friday was the dayOf the prodigy and crime,When they killed him in his pity,When they killed him in his primeOf clemency and calm-When with yearning he was filledTo redeem the evil-willed,And, though conqueror, be kind;But the > read more

"What Foolish Forgetfulness..."

04/29/2016 19:06:37 PM

"You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, so all the while that day wh > read more

The Economy: "Goldman Sachs 'Bail-in' Plot Designed to Steal Your Bank Account"

04/29/2016 17:26:58 PM

"Goldman Sachs 'Bail-in' Plot Designed to Steal Your Bank Account"by Dave Hodges"Bail-outs, Bail-ins, the average consumer has trouble keeping these terms and their meanings straight. Both terms are relatively new on the American economic scene. Here > read more

Midday Musical Interlude: Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream”

04/29/2016 16:03:36 PM

Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream”- > read more

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/29/2016"

04/29/2016 01:18:20 AM

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/29/2016"By Greg Hunter’s > read more

"Today's 7.0 Earthquake Literally Shook the Entire Planet"

04/29/2016 01:08:53 AM

"Today's 7.0 Earthquake Literally Shook the Entire Planet"by Newsroom"Today's magnitude 7.0 earthquake was so ferocious, it literally shook the entire planet DURING - and upwards of 20 minutes AFTER - striking Vanuatu on the other side of the world! > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Zero Degrees Zero”

04/28/2016 22:46:32 PM

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

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/28/2016 22:40:21 PM

"The combined light of stars along the Milky Way are reflected by these cosmic dust clouds that soar some 300 light-years or so above the plane of our galaxy. Dubbed the Angel Nebula, the faint apparition is part of an expansive complex of dim and re > read more

"All That Is Life..."

04/28/2016 22:35:50 PM

Please do click image for larger size."You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and under > read more

Chet Raymo, “Sanctus”

04/28/2016 22:34:10 PM

“Sanctus”by Chet Raymo“Early in Claire Messud's new novel, “The Woman Upstairs”, the narrator asks herself and others whether they would rather be able to fly or be invisible. I suspect most who visit this blog would prefer to fly. Me too. > read more

The Poet: Lynn Ungar, “Hawks”

04/28/2016 17:43:47 PM

“Hawks”“Surely, you too have longed for this- > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/28/2016 17:04:58 PM

Monheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyThanks for stopping by! > read more

Politics: David Stockman, “Anything Trumps Hillary”

04/28/2016 16:29:23 PM

“Anything Trumps Hillary”by David Stockman“It’s all over except the shouting. That is, the primary election season effectively ended last night and now the actual shouting match between Hillary and The Donald begins. This will surely be the m > read more

Politics: “The Mask Comes Off: Putrefaction Most Foul”

04/28/2016 15:55:06 PM

“The Mask Comes Off: Putrefaction Most Foul”by Fred Reed“I love it: Donald Trump’s campaign reveals the establishment for what it is, a swamp of corruption > read more

Paul Craig Roberts, "World War III Has Begun"

04/28/2016 00:48:14 AM

"World War III Has Begun"by Paul Craig Roberts"The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage? > read more

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Along the High Ridges”

04/27/2016 19:13:13 PM

Deuter, “Along the High Ridges”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/27/2016 18:55:50 PM

“This huge ball of stars predates our Sun. Long before humankind evolved, before dinosaurs roamed, and even before our Earth existed, ancient globs of stars condensed and orbited a young Milky Way Galaxy. Of the 200 or so globular clusters that sur > read more

Chet Raymo, “Speaking of Water…”

04/27/2016 18:52:16 PM

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The Poet: Frances Dana Gage, “Dare To Stand Alone”

04/27/2016 16:06:11 PM

“Dare To Stand Alone”“Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true, > read more

"The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of the Man Who Defied Hitler And the Nazis by Refusing to Salute"

04/27/2016 15:51:12 PM

"The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of the Man > read more

Politics: “Hillary: Wall Street's Golden Girl”

04/27/2016 15:27:49 PM

“Hillary: Wall Street's Golden Girl”By Pepe Escobar“So it's a go for Zeus to launch the thunderbolt. Neo-Athena- minus the wisdom- Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Goddess of War, Empress of the Perma-Smirk, will finally have her shot at the U. > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/27/2016 15:26:21 PM

Yerevan, Armenia. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"No Way To Be..."

04/27/2016 14:57:07 PM

"Never shy away from opportunity and wholehearted living. Never be fearful of putting yourself out there. The courageous may encounter many disappointments, experience profound disillusionment, gather many wounds; but cherish your scars for they are > read more

“Is This Making Kids Dumb?”

04/27/2016 13:44:31 PM

“Is This Making Kids Dumb?”by Bill Bonner“Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?When the sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine.”– “Desperado,” The EaglesGUALFIN, Argentina – "No major meltdown in the stock market yesterda > read more

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”

04/26/2016 22:52:00 PM

Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/26/2016 22:29:37 PM

“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters a > read more

"True Friends..."

04/26/2016 22:28:36 PM

"Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to cons > read more

Chet Raymo, "What Does It All Mean?"

04/26/2016 22:27:05 PM

"What Does It All Mean?"by Chet Raymo > read more

Paulo Coelho, "Killing Our Dreams"

04/26/2016 22:25:07 PM

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"That Dreadful Universal Thing..."

04/26/2016 22:23:43 PM

“The more one analyzes people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/26/2016 18:17:07 PM

Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

"Nothing Is Random..."

04/26/2016 18:12:37 PM

"Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be, whether a long string of perfectly blue days that begin and end in golden dimness, the most seemingly chaotic political acts, the rise of a great city, the crystalline structure of a gem that has never s > read more

"Tell Yourself..."

04/26/2016 18:09:32 PM

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart > read more

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"

04/26/2016 17:53:52 PM

The Peace of Wild Things""When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty on the water, and the great her > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/25/2016 20:41:04 PM

"It's easy to get lost following the intricate strands of the Spaghetti Nebula. A supernova remnant cataloged as Simeis 147 and Sh2-240, the glowing gas filaments cover nearly 3 degrees- 6 full moons- on the sky. That's about 150 light-years at the s > read more

Chet Raymo, “A Sense Of Place”

04/25/2016 20:37:56 PM

“A Sense Of Place”by Chet Raymo“It would be hard to find two writers more different than Eudora Welty and Edward Abbey. Welty was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of stories and novels who lived all her life in Jackson, Mississippi, in the house > read more

"In the Inbox"

04/25/2016 20:28:02 PM

"In the Inbox"From: Coordinator of Volunteer Services"We have a young man, thirty-six, on hospice > read more

"Be What You Would Seem To Be..."

04/25/2016 20:20:03 PM

"Be what you would seem to be- or, if you'd like it put more simply- never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to > read more

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “The Journey”

04/25/2016 20:01:50 PM

“The Journey”“One day you finally knew > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/25/2016 19:46:34 PM

Lucan, Dublin, Ireland. Thanks for stopping by! > read more


04/25/2016 12:41:05 PM

"It's fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that- it's all illusion. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown > read more

Satire: “Koch Brothers Consider Purchasing First Democrat”

04/25/2016 12:39:32 PM

“Koch Brothers Consider Purchasing First Democrat”by Andy BorowitzWICHITA (The Borowitz Report)— “Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists who have spent decades acquiring a world-class collection of Republicans, revealed over t > read more

"How It Really Is"

04/25/2016 12:28:11 PM

The "Golden Rule", baby. > read more

"Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State"

04/25/2016 12:22:05 PM

"Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: > read more

Musical Interlude: Melanie, “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)”

04/25/2016 00:27:42 AM

Melanie, “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)”- > read more

"Sign Over The Gates of Hell...

04/25/2016 00:11:01 AM

"Sign over the gates of Hell: > read more

"What Will They Stand?"

04/23/2016 23:30:15 PM

That'll be the day!"What Will They Stand?"by Mr. Morphed"But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of > read more

"The Limits Of Tyrants..."

04/23/2016 23:26:53 PM

"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."- Frederick DouglassEndurance indeed... > read more

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

04/23/2016 22:36:43 PM

Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/23/2016 22:28:45 PM

“A waning crescent moon, early morning twilight, and Al Hamra's city lights on the horizon can't hide the central Milky Way in this skyscape from planet Earth. Captured in a single exposure, the dreamlike scene looks southward across the region's g > read more

"I Believe..."

04/23/2016 20:41:30 PM

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge-myth is more potent than history-dreams are more powerful than facts-hope always triumphs over experience-laughter is the cure for grief-love is stronger than death.”- > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/23/2016 19:05:21 PM

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. Thanks for stopping by. > read more

The Economy: “US Taxpayer Is Now A Major Counterparty To Wall Street Derivatives”

04/23/2016 15:22:19 PM

“US Taxpayer Is Now A Major Counterparty To Wall Street Derivatives”by Pam Martens and Russ Martens“According to a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in March of last year, U.S. taxpayers have already injected $187.5 billion > read more

"How It Really Is"

04/23/2016 14:48:58 PM

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Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, April 16 to April 23, 2016"

04/23/2016 09:19:50 AM

"Your Radiation This Week, April 16 to April 23, 2016"By Bob Nichols > read more

"The Deadliness of Certainty"

04/23/2016 08:08:31 AM

"The Deadliness of Certainty"by Kathleen Parker"Freud recognized that human beings have a sex drive and even a death drive. Is it possible that we also have an aphorism drive? We do seem attracted to pat answers and pithy summation- especially from o > read more

The Economy: “The 21st Century Greater Depression”

04/22/2016 22:50:15 PM

“The 21st Century Greater Depression”by Paul Majchrowicz“I became interested in the question of how an organization whose business plan is theft can go bankrupt during the Enron debacle. I was well aware that many companies are forced into bank > read more

"The Fellowship of Those Who Bear The Mark of Pain..."

04/22/2016 21:32:25 PM

"The Fellowship of Those Who Bear The Mark of Pain-Who Are The Members of This Fellowship?"“Those who have learned by experience what physical and emotional pain and anguish mean are a community all over the world. They are united by a secret bond. > read more

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten (Black Holes and Quasars)"

04/22/2016 20:20:14 PM

Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten (Black Holes and Quasars)"- > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/22/2016 20:15:26 PM

"The glare of Alpha Centauri, one of the brightest stars in planet Earth's night sky, floods the left side of this southern skyscape. A mere 4.3 light-years distant, Alpha Centauri actually consists of two component stars similar in size to the Sun, > read more

"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"

04/22/2016 20:14:03 PM

"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"When we are criticized or attacked it is important to not take it into our heart space. One of the most difficult challenges in life is learning not to take things to he > read more

Chet Raymo, "Lessons"

04/22/2016 20:05:18 PM

"Lessons"by Chet Raymo"There is a four-line poem by Yeats, called "Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors":"What they undertook to doThey brought to pass;All things hang like a drop of dewUpon a blade of grass."Like so many of the short poems of Yeats, > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/22/2016 19:58:34 PM

Muar, Johor, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

Politics/Satire: "Trump Reassures Supporters That He Still Opposes Women Who Were Born Women"

04/22/2016 17:51:50 PM

"Trump Reassures Supporters That He Still > read more

"How It Really Is"

04/22/2016 10:53:06 AM

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"The Real Damage..."

04/22/2016 06:23:27 AM

"The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don't want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won > read more

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/22/2016"

04/21/2016 23:23:37 PM

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/22/2016"by Greg Hunter’s"The President was in Saudi Arabia in what the White House claims was a trip to “clear the air.” I really don’t know how you clear the air with the friction between the U.S. and t > read more

"The Moral Imperative..."

04/21/2016 21:48:53 PM

"You're alive. Do something. > read more

"A Look to the Heavens"

04/21/2016 21:48:01 PM

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Musical Interlude: Epic Goodnight, “Lucid Dream”

04/21/2016 21:47:07 PM

Epic Goodnight, “Lucid Dream”- > read more

"Amazing Interactive Space Map Lets Users Navigate The Galaxy In Incredible Detail"

04/21/2016 21:38:31 PM

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Chet Raymo, “Out Of Eden”

04/21/2016 21:33:29 PM

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"Using Our Own Minds: The Ultimate Authority"

04/21/2016 18:05:48 PM

"Using Our Own Minds: The Ultimate Authority"by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM"Input from experts is valuable but our own sense of the truth is ultimately the most important. To a certain degree, we rely on other people’s accounts of reality to inform > read more

The Daily "Near You?"

04/21/2016 17:57:27 PM

Amman, Al Balqa', Jordan. Thanks for stopping by! > read more

The Economy: "Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? Geopolitical Moves 'Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony'“

04/21/2016 17:52:27 PM

"Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? > read more

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