Wednesday, June 11. 2008
'Sunday, June 8, 2008, marked the last day of this year’s annual Bilderberg meeting, which took place in Chantilly, Virginia. The American Friends of Bilderberg, an American Bilderberg front group, which organizes the American participant list for the annual Bilderberg conference, issued a rare press release this year. It stated that, "The Conference will deal mainly with a nuclear free world, cyber terrorism, Africa, Russia, finance, protectionism, US-EU relations, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islam and Iran. Approximately 140 participants will attend."' (Global Research article).
Thursday, June 5. 2008
'In his book Thoughts On The Cause Of Present Discontents (1770), the British philosopher Edmund Burke wrote, "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one..." This sentiment has survived as "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing."
Monday, June 2. 2008
'Just by walking down the street you could be subject to a personal biometric system, you could be scanned by the gateway of the transit system, there could be something embedded in the street or in the flooring beneath you... you could be touching other tangible interfaces in the environment around you... the lamp posts and the other features of the streetscape could have informational services... and last but not least there's the surveillance element, there's a UAV, a robotic helicopter which is also surveying the cityscape and communicating with all of these devices... This is really what I mean by a transformation of the relationship between user and device. This person is not a user anymore in any real sense of the English world, they are a subject.' (Red Ice Creations article).
Friday, May 23. 2008
'Sexual desire and orgasm are subject to various influences on the brain and nervous system, which controls the sex glands and genitals.
Monday, May 19. 2008
'Donald Rumsfeld was known throughout the world as the zealous U.S. Secretary of Defense who is waging a global "war on terror" in search of "terrorists" and "weapons of mass destruction." Most people, however, are not aware that Rumsfeld himself unleashed a chemical weapon of mass destruction upon the world in 1981 - and it is still out there destroying people all over the world. That "W.M. D." is aspartame and it has been scientifically and anecdotally linked to millions of chronic illnesses and deaths.
Tuesday, May 13. 2008
'There are fundamental, perplexing questions on which science has scratched its head for centuries and is still at it. For example, did anything happen before the Big Bang, if so what? What are the mysteries of Sound and Light, Space and Time, Energy and Matter in manifesting the Cosmos? Do we need God? Who is He? Who made Him? What does He do?
Monday, May 12. 2008
'You have probably heard the terms "insiders" and "outsiders" used in reference to the people in Washington. The insiders are the people who are members of the exclusive think tanks, policy organizations, lobby groups, and other groups that influence and decide policy. The outsiders are those who aren't.
Monday, April 28. 2008
'There is something of great importance to the world that is being suppressed and hidden from us: That abundant, clean energy can and is being derived from water. Sea water, well water, tap water; good old H2O.
Friday, April 25. 2008
'The human rights issue has become the centerfold of media disinformation. China is no model of human rights but neither are the US and its indefectible British ally, responsible for extensive war crimes and human rights violations in Iraq and around the World. The US and its allies, which uphold the practice of torture, political assassinations and the establishment of secret detention camps, continue to be presented to public opinion as a model of Western democracy to be emulated by developing countries, in contrast to Russia, Iran, North Korea and the People's Republic of China.' (Global Research article).
Thursday, April 17. 2008
'An Orphaned Work is any creative work of art where the artist or copyright owner has released their copyright, whether on purpose, by passage of time, or by lack of proper registration. In the same way that an orphaned child loses the protection of his or her parents, your creative work can become an orphan for others to use without your permission.
Friday, April 4. 2008
'In the minds of the political, industrial, and intellectual elites of the overwhelming majority of nations of the world today, there exists a deadly dangerous myth: that the British Empire has disappeared from the face of the Earth; and that Great Britain, the United Kingdom, is of little consequence in world affairs.
Tuesday, March 11. 2008
'Earlier this year, two important scientific studies were published that pulled the rug out from under the biofuels movement, and market. First, a Swiss government study (Zah, et al.) determined that biofuels were worse than fossil fuels in terms of total environmental impact, because cultivation of biofuels was driving the destruction of natural ecosystems for agriculture.' (World Changing article).
Wednesday, March 5. 2008
'People who are new to Zen practice have all kinds of weird ideas about the state of nonthinking. Some people envision it as a trippy, spaced-out sort of thing. I’ve even heard the term mushiryo (not thinking) consciousness thrown around as if it were some way-cool, mysterious altered state. Some people are even scared by the idea.
Tuesday, March 4. 2008
'Twenty-five years ago I took my first dose of LSD. The experience was so rich and profound, coupled as it was with the meeting of my future wife, Allyson, that there seemed nothing more important than this revelation of infinite love and unity. Being an artist, I felt that this was the only subject worthy of my time and attention. Spiritual and visionary consciousness assumed primary importance as the focal point of my life and art. My creative process was transformed by my experience with entheogens.' (Giai Media article).
Tuesday, February 26. 2008
'Ask yourself: what do you personally need to survive in case of an economic meltdown, in case of sudden hyperinflation, a global resource blockade, a sudden declaration of martial law - or a simple nuclear exchange resulting in national panic?
Sunday, January 27. 2008
'An electronic contact lens has been developed that will enable maps and videos to be beamed before the wearer’s eyes.
'IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Monday evening at the inauguration ceremony of new head of National Center for Globalization Studies, "mankind's gravest need today is a global government."
Monday, January 14. 2008
'This stunning censored interview was cut from the TV program The Health Century due to its huge liability - the admission that the Merck drug company has been injecting cancer viruses into people worldwide.
Monday, November 5. 2007
When Pigs Fly: The Death Of Oink, The Birth Of Dissent, And A Brief History Of Record Industry Suicide
'For quite a long time I've been intending to post some sort of commentary on the music industry - piracy, distribution, morality, those types of things. I've thought about it many times, but never gone through with it, because the issue is such a broad, messy one - such a difficult thing to address fairly and compactly. I knew it would result in a rambly, unfocused commentary, and my exact opinion has teetered back and forth quite a bit over the years anyway. But on Monday, when I woke up to the news that Oink, the world famous torrent site and mecca for music-lovers everywhere, had been shut down by international police and various anti-piracy groups, I knew it was finally time to try and organize my thoughts on this huge, sticky, important issue.' (Demonbaby article).
Monday, October 8. 2007
'Whether you subscribe to the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule or some instinctive moral code, society functions largely because most of its denizens adhere to a set of norms that allow them to live together in relative tranquility.
'Scientific American is reporting on scientific work done to map the euphoric religious feelings within the brain. As a result, it's now quite possible to experience "proximity to God" via a special helmet: "In a series of studies conducted over the past several decades, Persinger and his team have trained their device on the temporal lobes of hundreds of people. In doing so, the researchers induced in most of them the experience of a sensed presence - a feeling that someone (or a spirit) is in the room when no one, in fact, is - or of a profound state of cosmic bliss that reveals a universal truth."' (Slashdot commentary & Scientific American article).
Thursday, October 4. 2007
'The practice of alchemy is not, as many of us were taught in school, some sort of get rich quick scheme in which wrong-headed science was applied in the futile attempt to turn base metals into gold. Alchemy is instead a symbolic language, which like its descendent Freemasonry contains the transformative wisdom of western esotericism. Alchemy and Freemasonry are experiential arts, practiced in the lab and in the lodge. The symbolic message of these two disciplines are imprinted through physical experience. Just as you can't learn to ride a skateboard through reading a book or playing a video game simulation, symbolic journeys must have a physical component.
Sunday, May 13. 2007
'Once, when the old spymaster thought he was dying, his eldest son came to visit him at his home in Miami. The scourges recently had been constant and terrible: lupus, pneumonia, cancers of the jaw and prostate, gangrene, the amputation of his left leg. It was like something was eating him up. Long past were his years of heroic service to the country. In the CIA, he'd helped mastermind the violent removal of a duly elected leftist president in Guatemala and assisted in subterfuges that led to the murder of Che Guevara. But no longer could you see in him the suave, pipe-smoking, cocktail-party-loving clandestine operative whose Cold War exploits he himself had, almost obsessively, turned into novels, one of which, East of Farewell, the New York Times once called "the best sea story" of World War II. Diminished too were the old bad memories, of the Bay of Pigs debacle that derailed his CIA career for good, of the Watergate Hotel fiasco, of his first wife's death, of thirty-three months in U.S. prisons - of, in fact, a furious lifetime mainly of failure, disappointment and pain. But his firstborn son - he named him St. John; Saint, for short - was by his side now. And he still had a secret or two left to share before it was all over.' (Rolling Stone article).
Saturday, January 27. 2007
'Bush and Cheney have less than two years to go in their current role and want to go down in the history books as the heroes of the Pax Americana, as the men who managed to conquer the Middle East and its oil, as the men who took full-spectrum dominance seriously, while in their own country booking successes through exorbitant profits for the military-industrial complex and the realization of radical legislation. The prelude was long and the path was full of obstacles, but the goal of a third great war - a war with Iran - is increasingly within sight. Dan Plesch in The Guardian sums it up in one sentence: "All the signs are that Bush is planning for a neocon-inspired military assault on Iran."' (Atlantic Free Press article).
Tuesday, January 2. 2007
'Scientists have discovered that an enormous ice shelf broke off an island in the Canadian Arctic last year, in what could be sign of global warming.
Wednesday, November 15. 2006
'A US-based civil rights group today asked German prosecutors to take legal action against the former US secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes.
Tuesday, November 7. 2006
I was having an argument recently with someone about the truth of evolution. She told me that evolution was a lot of rubbish and that there was no way that it could be true; basically because she couldn't imagine how it could be true. I kept arguing with her, trying to persuade her that evolution was the best theory that scientists had come up with so far of explaining how the natural world came to be.
Continue reading "The Importance Of Imagination"
Friday, October 27. 2006
Imagine a data mining system that searches for "suspicious behavior" modeled from criminal activity, never sleeping, always aware. When the behavior shifts to elude attention how does the system find guilt from mere information? A coercion map of correct behavior is awaiting to be enforced by the New Commandments of Tangram. (SpaceWar article).
Saturday, October 7. 2006
'I can't take it anymore. Every morning, I sit at this keyboard and think this will be the day I rant about Israel's genocidal insanity and how George Bush splashes my hands with blood in furtherance of that derangement.
Wednesday, September 27. 2006
'Any element of punk, underground, beatnik, hippy, psychedelic, straight edge, or occult culture will be co-opted by the straight shooters the moment the shtick becomes profitable. It doesn't matter that these ideologies have little in common - it is the fashion or mystique which gets sold. When all an ideology really boils down to is an easy to replicate aesthetic, how could they not? Psychedelic and straight edge can share the same rack in a store if the store owner can co-brand the fashions. Marketers are wily as hell. They are paid to be.' (Jive Magazine article).