Look at what you’ve done to me
You’ve become my enemy
Poisoning the world for me
Take away my everything
Weakened as I am~disturbed
Awhile back, I met this guy in a college math class who seemed like a decent person. After working together on assignments for awhile, I agreed to live with him so that we could save money, start a business and try to become self-sufficient. At the time he was a paper-boy, but he made enough money to pay his end of the bills and I had faith in him, so I decided it would work-out. Boy was I ever wrong about him. Continue reading Finally Kicking Out “Guy on the Couch”→
After more than half a century of denial, the American Dental Association has finally admitted the facts and issued warnings regarding the many dangers of fluoride.
Fluoride has been added to drinking water for about 60 years, supposedly to prevent tooth decay. Research on the effects of fluoride have, however, shown that fluoride actually damages teeth through a process known as fluorosis.
Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis, a discoloring of the teeth and breakdown of enamel — itself a result diametrically opposed to the dental health it supposedly is meant to prevent. It has also been connected to more serious developmental problems such as lower IQ. Excessive use of fluoride has also been linked to osteoporosis and damage to the nervous system.
Fluoride is an industrial waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is wise to filter all fluoride out of your water using a reverse osmosis filter. Also, you can obtain Ayurvedic toothpastes which are natural and contain no fluoride.
Finally – Even Dental Association Agrees Fluoride is Bad
The American Dental Association, which has for many years been one of fluoride’s biggest advocates, alerted its members late last year that parents of infants younger than a year old “should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride” when mixing baby formula.However, while public health agencies in some states, such as Vermont and New Hampshire, immediately issued warnings in the media based on the ADA alert, other states took months to relay the message. Continue reading ADA Finally Admits that Fluoride is Bad→
Spirituality is a particular term which actually means dealing with intuition.In the theistic tradition there is a notion of clinging into a word.A certain act is regarded as displeasing to a divine principles. A certain act is regarded as pleasing for the divine … whatever.In the tradition of non-theoism, however, it is very direct — that the case history are not particularly important. What is actually important is here and now. Now is definitely now. We try to experience what is available there, on the spot. There is no point in thinking that a past did exist that we could have now. This is now. This very moment. Nothing mystical, just now, very simple, straight forward. And from that nowness, however, arises a sense of intelligence always that you are constantly interacting with reality one by one. Spot by spot. Constantly. We actually experience fantastic precision, always.But we are threatened by the now so we jump to the past or the future. Paying attention to the materials that exist in our life — such rich life that we lead — all these choices takes place all the time, but none of them regarded as bad or good per say — everything we experience are unconditional experience. They don’t come along with a label saying ‘this is regarded as bad’, ‘this is good’. But we experience them but we don’t actually pay heed to them properly. We don’t actually regard that we are going somewhere. We regard that as a hassle. Waiting to be dead.That is a problem. That is not trusting the nowness properly that what is the actual experience now possesses a lot of powerful things. It is so powerful that we can’t face it. Therefore, we have to borrow from the past and invite the future all the time.Maybe that’s why we seek religion. Maybe that’s why we march in the street. Maybe that’s why we complain to society. Maybe that’s why we vote for the presidents.It is quite ironic. Very funny indeed.
Long before Mises and Rothbard, Lao-Tzu introduced libertarian ideas to China with the Tao Te Ching. Selections from that ancient book of philosophy illustrate the wisdom that would shape American policy under the administration of President Ron Paul.
From Chapter 17 of the Tao Te Ching: “In the highest antiquity, the people did not know that there were rulers. In the next age they loved them and praised them. In the next they feared them; in the next they despised them.”
Since 9/11, George W. Bush has run the gamut. Just after 9/11, he was loved and praised (by a country desperate for leadership); later he was feared (by Americans concerned about tyranny, not to mention the people of Iraq); and today he is despised by most of the world and the majority of his country. Lao-Tzu describes this process of degeneration over vast ages of history – for Dubya, it took about three or four years. Continue reading The Tao of Ron Paul→
During Ron Paul’s appearance on Neil Cavuto, they tried their damnedest to make Ron Paul look bad, by associating him with violence and anti-police sentiments, however they failed miserably.
Cavuto also made the bogus claim that the government could not operate without the “Income Tax” despite the fact that the government operated just fine until 1913, when the Federal Reserve Bank was created.
Dr. Paul’s responses illustrated how civil disobedience, especially against the tax code, is the American tradition, a tradition which has helped to repeal bad laws many times before.
“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. We copy emotional reactions from our parents… Society is our extended mind and body”
“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside of you as fate.”
Many of you may find this video, a lecture by Michael Tsarion, to be of interest. The lecture covers a wide range of topics, focusing primarily on the nature of consciousness, alternative history and the work of people like Carl Jung and Alan Watts.
Tsarion describes the following quote as the theme for this presentation:
“The gigantic catastrophes that threaten us today are not elemental happenings of a physical or biological order, but psychic events. To a quite terrifying degree we are threatened by wars and revolutions which are nothing more than psychic epidemics. Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, and inundations, modern man is battered by forces of his own psyche. As with all dangers, we can only guard against the risk of psychic infection when we know what is attacking us, and how, when, and where the attack will come.”
My compassion is broken now. My will is eroded, and my desire stolen and it makes me feel ugly. I’m on my knees and burning. My piss and moans are the fuel that set my head on fire. So smell my soul burning.
I’m broken, looking up to see the enemy. I have swallowed the poison you feed me… but I survive on it, and it leaves me guilt fed, hatred fed, weakness fed.. and I feel ugly, and dead inside. Shit adds up at the bottom.
You’ve left me no choice but to go inside and rebuild what’s broken. Too much, too far, too late to lie down now. I must arm myself to fight you by making weapons out of my imperfections. It’s all I have left. There’s no other choice.
I’m shameless, nameless, nothing, and no one now. But my soul must be iron for my fear is naked. I’m naked and fearless. But I’m dead inside. You see.. shit adds up, now I’m dead inside.
Hatred, weakness, and guilt keep me alive at the bottom.
When the founder of China’s Taoist philosophy Lao Zi first began to write Daodejing (Classic of the Way and Virtue), he believed the concept in his mind was too profound to be described in words.
Lao Zi subsequently denied the meaning of writing this classic in its first sentence. “The Tao [way] that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name,” reads Daodejing. The short text of about 5,000 characters, while teeming with similar seeming self-contradictions, is the oldest and most important of Taoist works as well as one of the most read books of all time. A total of almost 500 translated versions in 32 languages have been printed, arguably trailing only the Bible in the circulation stakes. Continue reading Taoism Opens the Way→
The human beings that most of us believe ourselves to be, actually encompass only a tiny fraction of the grand spectra of existence. Indeed, we are an integral part of the unfolding of reality.
We are sentient self-aware beings, distinct from most of the other beings that exist on this planet. The limited and docile Earthly persons that we, by default, tend to envision ourselves as, are actually far greater beings capable of, heretofore, unimagined feats.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few” ~ Sunryu Suzuki
Transcendence of our differences and re-invigoration of the primordial drive to transfigure our inner-selves into something more novel is the key. We have to move beyond this repetitive, cyclical, propaganda-induced lifestyle.
The purely emotional exchanges on this talk show illustrate the high levels of idiocy afflicting the American people during the late 1980’s. It is really bizarre to see the audience applauding prohibitions and booing the constitution and the due process of law.
When the Downey Show Baboons aren’t busy spewing ignorance at the top of their lungs, Dr. Paul explains quite succinctly why the “War on Drugs” empowers drug dealers to make tremendous profits and the CIA to promote illegal wars.
Paul also notes that there wasn’t a single drug law until 1914 and America was just fine up until then. It is also interesting to note that more money is spent on illegal drugs than food! The American people were apparently duped into supporting the same criminal enterprises that they thought they were fighting because prohibitions only benefit the criminal element in society.
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