Categories
Shared

The Truths of Aging

Part humor, all truth ~ so had to share

The Truths of Aging – http://wp.me/p6X81N-jg

Categories
Shared

Idiocracy

Text linked from:

Writer of Hit Movie ‘Idiocracy’ Surprised to Learn that His Work Has “Become a Documentary”

Writer of Hit Movie ‘Idiocracy’ Surprised to Learn that His Work Has “Become a Documentary”
Claire Bernish  February 25, 2016 40
It’s official. Etan Cohen agrees with the rest of us — Idiocracy turned out to be a documentary, after all.

Cohen, who co-wrote the satirical, er, now-documentary with Beavis & Butthead creator, Mike Judge, in 2006, tweeted his sentiment on Wednesday:

“I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.”

Idiocracy, which has garnered cult status, follows a man who awakens in the future in America to discover everyone — from average joes to politicians — is an idiot.

Though many suspect Cohen had to have imagined the possibility Idiocracy would prove portentous, the writer claims surprise at its ‘accuracy.’

People reacted to Cohen’s tweet in droves. One person asked, “why not? 1984 became the current handbook for gov’t” — to which he wryly quipped, “and in the words of 1984 this is double-plus ungood.”

Cohen also told his followers, “I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs.”

Terry Crews, made famous for his role in Idiocracy as President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, took the opportunity to express his cynicism about the Orwellian election — in character:

“All y’all need to stop tripping,” Crews tweeted. “Chill the F out, ‘Merica.”

To the readers of the Free Thought Project, the notion of idocracy is, sadly, nothing new. As we reported late last year, residents of Bridgeport, CT, were dumb enough to elect a convicted felon as their mayor.
Of course, being a convicted felon does not automatically make you a bad person. However, in this case, there was no excuse.
At 43-years-old, Joseph P. Ganim had been the mayor of Connecticut’s largest city for 12 years before stepping down to be arrested and convicted on multiple corruption charges.
On March 19, 2003, a federal court convicted Ganim of 16 counts of criminal misconduct, including racketeering, extortion, bribery, tax evasion and mail fraud.
Ganim spent years in jail for crimes he committed against the people of Bridgeport, only to get out and be elected mayor.
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, after being reelected in a landslide vote, Joe Ganim was sworn into the office of the mayor – for the second time. Only now, this pillar of society is a convicted felon.+

Idocracy is indeed real.

Categories
Relig-uality

Mary Magdalene In Our Time

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0717j1r

Mary Magdalene is one of the best-known figures in the Bible and has been a frequent inspiration to artists and writers over the last 2000 years. According to the New Testament, she was at the foot of the cross when Jesus was crucified and was one of the first people to see Jesus after the resurrection. However, her identity has provoked a large amount of debate and in the Western Church she soon became conflated with two other figures mentioned in the Bible, a repentant sinner and Mary of Bethany. Texts discovered in the mid-20th century provoked controversy and raised further questions about the nature of her relations with Jesus.

With:
Joanne Anderson
Lecturer in Art History at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Eamon Duffy
Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Magdalene College
Joan Taylor
Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King’s College London

Categories
Shared

Tattoo Removal

Illustration for Milwaukee magazine – http://wp.me/p1Vmbx-gh

Categories
Shared

The Matrix of Conformity

The Matrix of Conformity – http://wp.me/p2yfNS-7it
<==<>==>
*******

More than ever our world needs a new generation of youthful and caring people capable of comprehending the problems we face, while maintaining the clarity of mind and compassion needed to seek and find creative solutions to this morass. For this, our youth need to be healthy, energetic, and free from the myriad traps that our society offers today.

Our young people should be given every opportunity to lead healthy, free, and prosperous lives in our earthly world of abundance, yet the opposite is unfortunately the case in these times, as government grows beyond control, our health is assaulted at every turn, and predatory schemes of all types target us to entrap us in false belief systems and destructive cultural paradigms, such as the wanton materialism and greed that surrounds us.

The broad message to young people nowadays is to conform and submit to norms and phony authority rather than to develop personal integrity, personal liberty and true happiness. Society beckons our youth to imitate others, to compete with others for no end, to pick a team and stay with them till the bitter end, and to neglect the most important virtues in life like spirituality, intellect and compassion.

Leadership for our youth is needed now more than ever, but the wisdom of older generations is rarely coveted as tool for development for the youth. To right this in some degree, here is a comprehensive list of conformity traps for today’s youth, to help them more easily identify some of pitfalls that lie between them and true success and happiness on their journey to maturity.

Categories
Shared

The Greatest Love

Click here >>==> http://wp.me/p4Pp8F-131

or read here >>==>

“Have you ever loved someone?”

To North Korea, the question felt more like an assault than a harmless curiosity. He didn’t dare look across the table to his sister but instead stared into a half-empty bowl of noodles.

“There was someone,” he started after prolonging his answer for as long as South Korea would allow. “He was… wise, and handsome, and strong, and selfless, and he burned with convictions that could change the world. He devoted his entire life to serving others and fighting for his country.” Then came a forlorn sigh. “He was everything I ever wanted, and everything I ever wanted to be. His name was—”

“Please don’t say Kim Il-sung.”

“—was Kim Il-sung.”

South Korea was hit by the urge to slam her face into the table. Instead, she groaned. “Romantically! I was talking about romantically.”

“Romance is a hindrance,” North Korea said without skipping a beat. “The greatest loves any person should have should be for his country, his leader, and his comrades. In that order.”

South Korea squinted at him. “Do you hear yourself when you talk? You sound like a damn robot.”

“I don’t see the downside to that.”

“To what?” She almost snorted. “To sounding heartless and emotionally deadened?”

“To being a robot. I could be programmed so that I would remain completely loyal to juche ideology without ever faltering. I would always make the most appropriate decision and never fail to rightfully weigh the consequences. I would also be at least 200% more efficient than I am right now.”

“Oh my god.” South Korea threw up her hands, as if to surrender. “This entire conversation made me lose my apetite.”

“If you’re not going to eat that…”

“Sure,” she said, pushing her bowl to him. “Knock yourself out.”

After a tender moment of slurping, North Korea finally reciprocated his sister’s curisoity.

“What about you?”

“What? Have I ever been in love?” She scoffed. “Relationships are overrated. Foreign policy gives me enough personal drama as it is. Like, how am I going to worry about a partner when I have to worry about you firing missiles at me?”

Her brother just made a grunting noise.

She sighed, folding her arms. “But… it’s not like I’ve never, you know, thought about it before. Huh… I guess if I had my eyes on anyone, it would probably be America.”

North Korea started choking.

“Holy shit!” The sister jumped up in alarm; she was laughing at first—that is, until North Korea didn’t stop choking. “I was kidding! It was a joke! Are you gonna be okay? Say something!”

“I want to die,” he managed to croak out. He held out his chopsticks to her. “Take these. Take these and stab me in the heart. You already twisted the metaphorical knife in, now finish the job!”

She puffed out air. “Oh, stop.” Then she cocked her head to the side and scrunched up her face. “Ehhh, I mean, maybe if they were sharper…”

And that was the last time they ever brought up romance.

Notes

Kim Il-sung was the founder of the North Korean state and the man who, with the help of his son in later years, sent the country spiraling into a personality cult. So, naturally North Korea here would say he “loved” Kim.  There’s a lot of sincerity in this. Kim was a proud WW2 guerilla fighter who tried to crush Japanese imperialism in Korea. He also navigated the country through the Korean War and all of the good and bad that followed, right until he died (which happened, conveniently, right before the disastrous famine).

Kim wasn’t a figure people had to be forced to praise. He actually had a resume that was kind of inspiring. Whether or not he deserved so much admiration is up for debate, though.

Categories
Off-Track Shared

The X-Files Disclosure of 2016

http://wp.me/p75OKX-k

If you’re interested in Part 2, which I recently shared here, you might just as well check out Part 1; right?

Categories
Off-Track Shared

The X-Files Disclosure, Part 2

The X-Files Disclosure, Part 2: The Depopulation Agenda – http://wp.me/p2yfNS-7hX

Categories
Shared

White Lines go away

Sugar Identified as a Top Cause of the Global Cancer Epidemic – http://wp.me/p3imBQ-7pb

According to the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2013 study1 “Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroads,” as much as 40 percent of US healthcare expenditures are for diseases directly related to the overconsumption of sugar.

Incredibly, we spend more than $1 trillion each year fighting the damaging health effects of sugar, which runs the gamut from obesity and diabetes, to heart disease and cancer.

The fact that sugar and obesity are linked to an increased risk of cancer is now becoming well-recognized. According to a report2 on the global cancer burden, published in 2014, obesity is responsible for an estimated 500,000 cancer cases worldwide each year.

Nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers — which include colon, rectum, ovary, and womb cancers — occur in North America and Europe.3 A more recent British report estimates obesity may result in an additional 670,000 cancer cases in the UK alone over the next 20 years.

According to BBC News,4 the Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum report are calling for a ban on junk food ads aired before 9pm to address out of control rise in obesity and obesity-related diseases.

Meanwhile, a German investigation into diet-induced diseases and related treatment costs reveal that sugar-induced oral disease represents the greatest chunk of that nation’s health care costs.

As noted by the Dental Tribune:5

“… [T]he substantial impact of sugar consumption found in the study was mainly due to the costs of treating caries and other diseases of the hard tissue of teeth, hypertensive and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, rectal and colon cancer, as well as chronic kidney disease.”
……..

Seeking more information? Just click the link above.

Categories
Shared

Technology can have its problems

WAKE-UP CALL: WHY WE CAN NO LONGER ASSUME WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY IS SAFE – http://wp.me/p3imBQ-7oC
*******
Wireless technology has become an integral part of our culture. It has connected us to people and information and has also brought us incredible convenience and economic benefits.

Just think how this technology has expanded in just the eight years since the iPhone was introduced. We have seen ubiquitous WiFi, tablet computers, wireless smart meters, the smart home, wearable tech, and now the Internet of Things. This latest development will connect everything we own to the internet via pulsed microwave radiation.

This may sound like an amazing technological future that will only provide us with benefits. However, what if there is a downside that is just now becoming apparent? In short, is this exponential rise in microwave radiation affecting our health? And, most importantly, is it affecting children who will be exposed to unprecedented levels of artificial electromagnetic radiation their entire lives?

This is the question I look at in this TEDx talk. I explore the problem and delve deeply into the long-term health consequences and why a growing number of people world-wide are starting to be injured by wireless technology. There are common symptoms that many people now experience when they are near a WiFi router, wireless smart meter, or cell phone tower. They include:

Insomnia
Headaches
Tinnitus/Ringing in the Ears
Fatigue
Cognitive Disturbance
Irritability/Stress
This TEDx talk is not only about the health effects and the science behind this growing problem. I also provide solutions – simple actions you can take right now to reduce your exposure. The five solutions I provide will cost you almost nothing at all, but will provide tremendous benefits.

I also discuss paths we can take to create safer technologies. This is the ultimate destiny of our culture. It is not about going backwards. I believe we can move toward a future with safe technology and that our society is evolving to the point where industry will have to implement safe technologies. Once this happens, our entire society will move into a healthier future.

My intention is that this talk helps you create a healthier relationship with technology and that it is something that will open up this important topic to those who are close to you.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Wake-Up_Call%3A_Why_We_Can_No_Longer_Assume_Wireless_Technology_Is_Safe/49179/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Categories
Shared

We are our own creation

Will The Real God Please Stand up?… We’re Gonna Have a Problem Here! – http://wp.me/p6Tdhk-8m

*******
We have never seen aliens but we still believe we are not the only intelligent life in existence, we’ve never seen intuition, but swear by that gut feeling that told us to be wary of someone or when a marriage was over. And what about the air we breathe, time that passes us by or love and hope that compels us to do things we’ve never thought possible and feel things we’ve never felt before? How do all of these things look or taste? What does it sound like? We believe and have faith in the existence of so many things that we cannot even see and perhaps the biggest leap of faith that mankind ever took was believing in a higher power or God.

As I have mentioned in many of my posts, we are familiar with only a tiny portion of our whole selves and identify ourselves predominantly as physical beings. In reality, we are multidimensional personalities; we are consciousnesses who are not limited to this physical world or time and space for that matter. Furthermore, we are not the only reality in existence. There are multiple dimensions/ systems of reality, that we visit in dream states/ some trance states and multiple forms of consciousnesses (manifested physically and non- physically). Now, since we have such a limited perception of our true selves, when we think of God, we inherently think of this Supreme Being in our own image. We imagine a male personality with qualities that we lack and admire, copiously enhanced. So, if you think about it, our image of God kept changing throughout time, with the changing images of ourselves.

God was imagined as violent, strong and cruel when these attributes were considered imperative for our survival, he has been imagined as a woman, a lush, trickster, polygamist, merciful, lovable, intelligent and every other character trait we ourselves possess. We even have numerous kinds of Gods represented by wind, sun, nature, animals, healing, wealth, sleep, death! Our idea of God is pretty much everything and nothing at the same time. If we can, even for a second, fathom our own multidimensional selves and how we dwell in a network of interrelated systems of infinite probable and alternate realities then perhaps we can catch a glimpse of the idea behind the word God. What we think of God now and the answers that we have for the various questions pertaining to it literally makes no sense outside of our own system of reality.

God, therefore is not just the first creator of you and me and everything else in the observable universe but the very and the only Source from which all reality systems, inside and outside of our current perception, was birthed. Just as our multidimensional reality is not consciously perceived by us but, nevertheless is not apart and exists enmeshed, superimposed and all about our physical system, similarly GOD IS NOT APART from anything and everything, including other systems of realities… which includes ghost realms, aliens and probably mutant gigantic cockroaches killing and chowing down on tiny humans. Ok, this part was not necessary but then things were getting pretty serious anyway!

Looking at it this way we would be able to realize that God is the sum of everything in existence and more, which furthermore goes to say we experience God in everything whether we are aware or not. Furthermore, we are a part of this God, manifested as flesh, blood and energy and He (term used for convenience sake only since gender or form is not applicable here) is the life force that gives vitality and validity to our multidimensional selves/ Soul. Therefore, our soul is eternal and must create, as it was created, which is how all systems of reality came into being in the first place, something like the layers of water that cascade down from the original fountain.

Categories
Shared

Will cruelty be redefined?

Why the FBI Now Categorizes Animal Cruelty as a Class A Felony – http://wp.me/p3imBQ-7nX

Categories
Update

WordPress vs Facebook

So here I am in the second month of my six month facebook vacation. Feeling somewhat bored, I decided to get off my rear and create a blog site.
*btw, WordPress is new to me, so bare with me on the looks of my page*
Now I fear I am getting hooked, not exactly what I intended. So little like facebook, but in some ways, so much alike, as well. I spend my time jumping from one blog to another, a whole other world that I knew existed, but never imagined I would visit. LoL
I’m happy to be here, but…… 
So little time, so much to do.
~ see ya later

Categories
Big Brother Shared

No more secrets

Tim Cook Refuses To Comply With Government Demand To “Build A Backdoor” Into iPhone – http://wp.me/p2yfNS-7gE

Categories
Uncategorized

Just a thought

Don’t be a robot running on automatic…  THINK!