Daily Archives: December 5, 2014
Why I’m the luckiest person on the Planet, Episode 13
Thank you Pam! I love this! Pam’s books are full of good stuff like this-practical ideas on how to reprogram your life from the struggle and misery to the awesome. But this is the core, the main deal-What you look for you will find. Like Robert Anton Wilson’s looking for quarters exercise from Prometheus Rising, this is the direct way to show yourself how very wrong the old model of “reality” (a word Wilson frequently reminded us should always be in quotes) really is.
“Do not try to limit what you see by your narrow little beliefs.”—A Course in Miracles
Some people collect sports cars. Others collect rare and expensive wine. I collect quotes. They’re much easier to carry around.
Today, for example, I added the above quote to my collection as well as these two gems from A Course in Miracles:
“I will receive whatever I request.”
“It is as true now as it ever will be.”
So the reason I’m feeling so lucky is because other people are starting to quote little ole me. They’re even making cute little internet images. Nick Ortner, the tapping guru who just announced he’s about to have a new little tapping maestro (congratulations, Nick and Brenna!!) got thousands of likes for the “Something amazingly awesome….” quote.
I’ve talked about my A.A. 2.0. program many times, but for those who are new to the party, here’s…
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Truthout Daily Digest | Friday, 5 December 2014
Henry A. Giroux | State Terrorism and Racist Violence in the Age of Disposability: From Emmett Till to Eric Garner
Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: When fear and terror become the organizing principles of a society in which the tyranny of the state has been replaced by the despotism of an unaccountable market, violence becomes the only valid form of control. The system has not failed.
ALEC Opposes Efforts to Combat Climate Change at All Costs
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: Despite the embarrassing loss of corporate members like Google and Facebook over climate concerns, ALEC’s environmental agenda is as terrifying as ever, and midterm Republican victories may make it a reality.
Western Media Turn Blind Eye to Shameful Vote at UN on Nazism by US, Canada and Europe
Roger Annis, Truthout: The world’s mainstream media have failed to report that the United States, Canada and Ukraine voted against a resolution at the United Nations November 21 committing to combatting racism and xenophobia in all its forms.
Portland Photo Distracts From the Real Problems of Race
José-Antonio Orosco, Truthout: The issue is not that there are just a few racist police officers across the country. It is about institutional power, stereotypes and social roles. People of goodwill alone cannot overcome the structural violence of racism.
What Would the Koch Brothers Do? Religion and Libertarian Philanthropy
Patrick Glennon, Truthout: In a piece of holiday season propaganda, two Koch machine lackeys spin the billionaire brothers into saintly givers. In their op-ed, titled “Pope Francis, the Kochs, and how the wealthy can help the poor,” they argue that libertarian activists pursue the same egalitarian ends as Pope Francis.
Dean Baker | Economy Adds 321,000 Jobs, Strongest Gain in Almost Three Years
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research: The economy added 321,000 jobs in November, the strongest gain since it added 360,000 in January of 2012. With upward revisions to the prior two months data, the average job gain over the last three months has been 275,000. The household survey showed unemployment unchanged at 5.8 percent.
Why the Rams Should Never Apologize for “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”
s.e. smith, Care2: As protestors employ “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” across the United States, athletes, too, have the right to use the gesture. One might argue that they almost have an obligation. Athletes are in a position of influence, and by adopting the gesture, they can send a powerful message.
The Battle in Seattle, 15 Years On: How an Unsung Hero Kept the Movements United
Jonathan Rosenblum, YES! Magazine: A lead organizer of the protests against the World Trade Organization in 1999 remembers Tyree Scott, a quiet presence in the labor movement who urged unity when it mattered most.
Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court
Nina Martin, ProPublica: The central issue in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service is simple enough: To what extent does the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 require employers to accommodate the health needs of pregnant women? But the potential repercussions of the gender rights case could be wide-ranging.
Ferguson’s Reckoning for Obama
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report: For nearly six years, Black Americans have supported President Obama overwhelmingly, only to be treated with disdain. He has gotten away with this disrespect because of misplaced allegiance to racial solidarity and racist attacks against him. But the day of reckoning may have finally arrived via Ferguson, Missouri.
Economic Update: Labor and Unions
Richard D. Wolff, Truthout: This week’s episode provides updates on Ferguson and Portland as symptoms of economic decline, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ fight for worker co-ops, homelessness in New York City and the rising political left in Greece, Spain and now Ireland. We interview activist and author Steve Early on the present and future of the US labor movement.
Darren Wilson Reportedly Received a Large Financial Gain as a Result of Killing Michael Brown
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: That corporate mainstream “news” allegedly is a large contributor to the mass media-age bounty being paid for Michael Brown’s death is abominable.
I Told a Grand Jury I Saw a Cop Shoot and Kill an Unarmed Man. It Didn’t Indict
Read the Article at Mother Jones
Deck the Malls: Jesus Never Said “Merry Christmas”
Congressional War Hawks Gear Up to Kill Talks, Bomb Iran
Read the Article at The Nation
Jon Stewart on GOP Reaction to Garner Grand Jury Decision: “WTF Are You Talking About?”
Watch the Video at Comedy Central
Thirteen of the Most Tragic and Horrifying Gun Accidents in 2014
Raw Deal for Black Freedom Trail
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No Charges for Utah Cops Who Shot Man Holding Role-Play Sword Six Times in Back
Welcome to the December Gathering around the Pond, Sunday December 7
Thank you Aisha! So deeply grateful for today’s message! Here in America the mainstream news is overflowing with distressing and disturbing tales. People are both working so hard to raise the vibration of our world-and others at the same time appear determined to sink it to new lows never seen before! It is so good to be reminded that this period is intense and chaotic because chaos creates openings fir change and we are not alone in helping to bring the best possible changes to life. Bless you all for all you are doing!
Beloved family of light! This Sunday, at 21:00 Oslo time it is once again time for another Gathering around the Pond. This is the last month of the year, but I have a feeling it will not be the last Gathering of 2014. For this year has been unlike any other, and now, everything seems to have shifted into a whole new level yet again, so I will not be surprised if we get the call to have one more of these “collective events” during the upcoming weeks. But first of all, let us focus on the task that lies before us, for it is an important one. Here is what the CCs have to say about it:
“And so it is that you once again stand before one of your communal get-togethers, and this time, it will indeed be an event on a massive scale. For this time…
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