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This Speech Will Change Your Life | Carl Sagan

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Published on Dec 16, 2017

:Transcript:

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

:Speaker: Carl Sagan

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And read once again, from that nice Mr. Tyson…

Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot,” as read by Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk
Published on Oct 26, 2017

Watch as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reads Carl Sagan’s words about the “Pale Blue Dot” at the end of a StarTalk Live! show.

This is rather sweet, too…

Carl Sagan’s most important lesson about science | NASA’s Michelle Thaller

Big Think
Published on Aug 29, 2018

Michelle Thaller:

So when I was growing up as a young girl—in Wisconsin actually—I was ten years old when Carl Sagan’s show Cosmos came on public broadcasting. And as a ten year old kind of living in rural Wisconsin I had never really met an astronomer. That’s not someone you routinely meet.

Whenever people tell me, you know, you don’t really seem like an astronomer. The wonderful next thing to ask is, “How many astronomers do you know?”

So my vision of what an astronomer was was this man on this television show, on public television, Carl Sagan.

And the thing that Carl did better than anybody else I’d ever seen was this emotional connection to the science. He loved to tell stories. He would tell stories about the history but also it was from him that I learned where all of the atoms in my body come from. The fact that they were all formed in stars. And when Carl talks about that on the show I mean we sort of made a joke that there are these things called “Carl moments” where Carl sort of gazes dramatically off into space and the camera sort of close up, you know, close up on his face. And you can see him sort of emoting at how wonderful this is.

And these days, you know, decades later those scenes seem a little bit silly and a little bit contrived. But as a child I was taken along for this incredible emotional journey. Carl was a real rock star. He had this charisma and people would just listen to what he was saying and they would love to follow along with his stories. And that became to me the image of what a scientist was, what an astronomer was, was somebody that could tell the stories of the universe.

So I never ended up meeting Carl. I always wanted to. He unfortunately died very young, he died in his early 60s and I was a graduate student at the time. I always figured I would see him at some astronomy conference, I’d somehow, you know, wander past him at one of these scientific meetings and tell him how much that his show had meant to me. But I never got that chance.

I never left though that idea, that what a scientist really does is tell stories. It’s about the narrative and it’s about the emotions. And Carl did that better than anyone I’ve ever seen.

Gosh, I do love Carl so. I was always into science and nature, but he had that special something so few have. He could reach right into you and take hold of your heart. I had only been 26 for a few months when Cosmos came out and I was transfixed. It was so well done and Carl’s wisdom and charisma and, oh, those words he spoke drilled themselves into my very soul. The world is blessed for his having been in it.

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How to truly listen | Evelyn Glennie

TED
Published on May 14, 2007

www.ted.com In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

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Ms. Glennie just might be my favorite person, let alone favorite artist. I am blessed to have seen and heard her perform live, up close and personal, at the State Uni of New York in Purchase several years ago. It was an amazingly musical thrill of a day, let me tell you.

It was made even better when I learned of her ‘secret,’ which you already know just from reading the description above. I didn’t count, but there were perhaps two dozen different percussion instruments arrayed across the stage, spanning at least 25 or 30 feet in width with a sizeable depth. Dame Glennie, (the Queen hadnt bestowed that honor on her yet, though), danced lightly on her feet amongst and around these instruments and made absolutely perfect music come out of them… over and over again, with no beat skipped, ever.

It was profound.

As much today as it was then.

Seriously.

And consequently, in my humble opinion, there is no one on this Earth more qualified to explain to us all exactly How To Listen. So pay attention, eh.

The following snippet is from her YouTube channel and describes a significant part of why she is so dear to my heart, as it goes deeper than just the music.

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. As one of the most eclectic and innovative musicians on the scene today she is constantly redefining the goals and expectations of percussion, and creating performances of such vitality that they almost constitute a new type of performance. Find out more by exploring her channel.

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Here is a great piece for you that shows her prowess to a T, even though it’s just one instrument… dig it!

Evelyn Glennie – Maple Leaf Rag

stillhardlife
Published on Sep 10, 2008

from Japanese TV appearance. 1991

I’ve wanted to post these things for so long… it’s such a relief to finally do it.

Peace and Love unto thee.

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Cremation technology vs the holocaust®

JohnRobinson101
Published on Jan 16, 2018

Cremation expert and crematory manager Ivan Lagace was a witness at the second Ernst Zundel holocaust® trial. He firmly debunks the concept of mass cremations of thousands a day and more as totally beyond the realm of reality.

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Elie Wiesel – Prominent false witness

JohnRobinson101
Published on Dec 31, 2017

Ernst Zundel and Prof. Robert Faurisson discuss holocaust® guru Elie Wiesel and dissect his book “Night”. Their conclusions are enlightening.

This one is important to hear for defining things properly:

Jewish strategy to silence Revisionists

JohnRobinson101
Published on Apr 11, 2018

It is so important that people know what really happened and why it happened. The efforts to keep it all hidden and to go so far as to criminalize the truth itself is simply heinous beyond belief and a major disgrace to our species.

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Mother Nature straight-lining it with a spin.

Dedicated to those who still say that there are no straight lines in nature.
The phrase “Thick as a plank” comes to mind.

I just don’t see how such a refusal to see what is right in front of their eyes can stick. It may be driven by some limiting condition… religion? An obsession with one belief to the point of psychosis? That is quite sad and perhaps a major contributor to why we’re stuck here fighting each other instead of exploring the stars while at the same time enjoying numerous incomprehensibly magical delights.

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10 Terrifying PREHISTORIC BUGS And INSECTS

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Published on Aug 2, 2017

In this video we will explore 10 bugs, insects and invertebrates from the dinosaur times…

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Number 10. Giant Trilobite. No, this is not the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World, the I-Rex was actually a prehistoric trilobite species… At more than 60 cm in length, the ‘Isotelus rex’ was the largest species of trilobite ever known – scavenging the ocean floor during the Paleozoic Era 500 million years ago… A specimen of Isotelus rex, from Churchill, Manitoba, is the largest complete trilobite ever found. It measured 72 cm in length and 40 cm in width… Trilobites were simple and adaptable organisms, managing to survive for 300 million years. Number 9. Giant Shrimp. Anomalocaris canadensis – say that three times fast – looked like a blend of giant squid and shrimp… It was around a meter long with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. Fossils found in China show that it was a massive undersea arthropod that lived 500 million years ago… It propelled itself through the water by undulating the flexible lobes on the sides of its body. Each side acted as a single ‘fin’, maximising swimming efficiency… Its powerful mandibles were used to catch large prey. It ate using its ‘serrated cigar cutter’ teeth…

O.o I enjoyed this! If you dig bugs, you will, too.

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What we saw on The Southern Patrol 2018 – Sharkhunters with Harry Cooper

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Published on Nov 5, 2018

Episode 5769 – What we saw on The Southern Patrol 2018 – Sharkhunters with Harry Cooper

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Gosh, if only I could go on one of Harry’s Patrols… what a treat! I dream of going on an Argentinian Patrol or three.

I am proud to be Sharkhunters Member #8232 in support of pure, undisturbed History. Sharkhunters have unequaled access to places (and minds) that are eingang verboten to lesser forces. That goes for current events, too, as members know. It is simply the real deal, no more, no less.

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Joseph Petrosino and the Black Hand.

The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
Published on Oct 24, 2018

In turn of the century New York City, criminals calling themselves “the Black Hand” preyed upon Italian immigrants who were afraid to report the crimes. One determined officer took on what has been called the precursor to the mafia.

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This is a great little doco of an astounding and inspiring individual. I am very pleased to have found this channel.

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Passionate Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam

David Hoffman
Published on Jul 19, 2018

In 1990 I did interviews with 180 baby boomers talking about their early life during the 1960s for my television series, Making Sense of the Sixties. This is a clip from one of those interviews – a very articulate Vietnam veteran who joined the military with patriotism in his heart.

This is a powerful and wonderful clip and I was annoyed when it got cut at the end.

Listen up for a bit of reality.

Same as it ever was…

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The military should take over. Completely.

They should lock up the entire current government, both sides and everything in between.

Then we can start over.

It is literally the only real chance to get America back.

Because despite the clever rhetoric and actually doing a few things, some of which, by the way, are masking bad things… yes, despite all that, change is not going to come. We are still owned by the banksters and controlled by Israel.

We need the military to step up and save this place we call home.

They’re the only ones who can.

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The world needs much, much more of this.

Sweet, beautiful Angela Peters is treated to some of the love that she seems to not get a lot of at the place where she’s supposed to by the lovely and kind Ebony Harris, who is, in point of fact, an Angel.

Thank God for this. It’s made me cry tears of joy which are ongoing.

Look at that ending freeze frame … what an Angel! Both of them are Angels. Sweet!

peace

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Sharkhunters with Harry Cooper- 4-27-2018

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Published on Apr 27, 2018

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Disappointed that Harry didn’t acknowledge his friend Abel Basti, an Argentinian journalist who lives in Bariloche and most definitely does boots on the ground investigations and is currently working on Adi’s long stays in Colombia.

But… be that as it may I love Harry… and his inimitable work. I would so love to go on one of his expeditions down there and be thrilled beyond imagining!

This interview is not exclusively Hitler and spends a lot of time on the situation in Europe and the world at large and has lots of good commentary on the state of things here now in America. This is great because Harry is a great guy and has a good mind and a good heart. He also spends a good amount of time explaining his history and how he started in on his current work, which is fascinating.j

The submarine story is not what happened! Truth is Adi n Eva left Norway in a Junkers Ju 390 and landed in Uruguay. Awesome! Hear it in this show.

 

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Ooh it’s delicious…

‘Gang’ of rhino poachers mauled to death by pride of lions after breaking into game reserve

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“The only body part we found was one skull and one bit of pelvis, everything else was completely gone,” he told Newsweek. “There is so little left that they don’t know exactly how many people were killed, we suspect three because we found three sets of shoes and three sets of gloves.”

He added: “They came heavily armed with hunting rifles and axes which we have recovered and enough food to last them for several days so we suspect they were after all of our rhinos here. But the lions are our watchers and guardians and they picked the wrong pride and became a meal.”

I find this story to be pretty entertaining…whilst it’s horrible to think of what happened to these lawbreaking jerks. I’m kind of happy that they got what was coming to them…they broke into a preserve with intent to kill rhinos for a piece of keratin (the horn.)

So +1 for the fuzzy kitties. Maybe each preserve could have a non-friendly pride guarding the rhinos.???

Yup yup they should most definitely do that.

If only for the big, fat lulz!

This is the best nature story I’ve read in years!

It is the single most fitting and proper way for these little bastards to finally meet Justice.

So onward!

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photo: Can you hear him roar? by Marcel Siebert

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I wonder if the man survived?

It certainly doesn’t look all that promising… dude’s just gone, man… like freakin’ poof!

Such a ridiculous sport. So damn cruel. This bull did it’s bit perfectly. Macho man was, well, macho.

From way back when I was a microtiny baby boy, I thought the entire concept of macho was just pointless posturing.

Idiots. Idiot culture.

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Indeed.

Acts of vile heinosity require equally powerful acts of removal from our environs.

They have agendas deep and wrong. Only then can we truly have peace.

I am not an atheist, by the way. I believe in the force, that all things are sentient and connected by the force. Sorry about the name. I suppose I could use Æther or something, but it’s not adequate for describing the force.

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Ultimate School Bus Conversions

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I could live in one of these and drive around. It sounds wonderful and good for filling up on … wonders!

Cryptids, too, hopefully.

Some really nice, clever work… Bravo, eh!

peace

 

Hilarious X Rated Doo Wop – It’s Hard To Say I Love You When You’re Sitting On My Face

PJDooWop
Published on Mar 3, 2009

I told a few people that I had this record… They didn’t believe me. Nice pink, red and white vinyl splash wax copy

Ohhh how I wish I had a copy of this!

Ahhahahahahaha!

But you knew that.

It is, after all, my imaginary full-time preoccupation, occupation, vocation and avocation. And I do mean full-time.

Lawd.

peace

 

Folk Uke Motherfucker Got Fucked Up

MrJohnherring
Published on Aug 20, 2016

Folk Uke Motherfucker Got Fucked Up @ The Saxon Pub Austin TX. 8/20/2016

Folk Uke – “Sh*t Makes the Flowers Grow” (warning: adult language)

Luck Films
Published on Aug 27, 2010

Folk Uke (Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie) performed this song live at Carl’s Corner, Texas in December of 2009. Enjoy!

Two of my favorite women ever tellin’ it like it is and dammit, Jim, I love them.

peace

 

Randall Carlson Part 1 “Introduction to the Mysteries”

GeoCosmic REX
Published on Feb 8, 2016

Visit http://awarestate.com/exclusive to receive direct email announcements about new articles, books, classes, online appearances, videos, etc… Part 1 of 6: “The World is Not What it Appears to Be” Initiate your pursuit of the ‘Great Work’ here! How deep is that ‘rabbit hole’? Introductory monologue from the February 13, 2008 presentation “Sacred Geometry – the Architecture of Creation”. The best and most concise introduction to the in-depth studies with Randall W. Carlson. Dissipate your predispositions and expectations before clicking “Play” Lead-in music by David Walen Jr: www.soundcloud.com/davi-w-jr

Part 2 “Introduction to the Mysteries” (Hidden Architecture of Creation)

Published on Feb 26, 2016

Part 2 of 6: “Entering the Temple Through Sacred Geometry” Randall shares quotes from the great teachers including Protagoras’ “Man is the measure of all things” as related to the Divine Proportion, and from a 400+ year old Masonic lecture; addresses the symbolic use of the ‘Square and Compasses’ in ancient art with Fu Hsi and Nu Qua; references to the Great Architect of the Universe…

Part 3 “Introduction to the Mysteries” (Initiation into Symbols – Great Work)

Published on Feb 27, 2016

Part 3 of 6: “Initiation into the Symbols of the Great Work” Randall deciphers a symbolically potent diagram from medieval alchemy – ‘The Divine Consummation’ and reviews the geometric (literally ‘Earth measure’) techniques used by Eratosthenes to determine the size of our planet 2400 years ago in Egypt. Welcome in!

Part 4 “Introduction to the Mysteries“ (Significance of the Great Year)

Published on Mar 3, 2016

Part 4 of 6: “Significance of the Great Year” Depictions of Christ figure within the ‘mystic almond’ surrounded by the Lion, the Bull, the Eagle, and the Man – representing the four ‘fixed’ signs of the Zodiac, introduces the Ancients’ model of the ‘Great Year’ that conveyed the “periodicities of the great catastrophes”

Part 5 “Intro to the Mysteries” (Drowning of the World during the Age of Leo)

Published on Mar 9, 2016

Part 5 of 6: “Drowning of the World during the Age of Leo” Review the ‘Cosmic Zodiacal Clock’, identifying the winter of the Great Year as the Age of Leo, which was thoroughly catastrophic – drastic climate change and mass extinction, with flooding on an unprecedented scale. He offers perspective on modern climate fears, setting the stage for the “drowning of the world” during the unresolved ‘Energy Paradox’ Please excuse the darkness and deteriorating audio: Randall shuns the spotlight – literally, preferring the lights low to improve the projected images, and ignored the placement of the lapel microphone, which slowly made its way deeper and deeper into his chest pocket…

Part 6 “Intro to the Mysteries” (Applying the Treasure of Knowledge)

Published on Mar 12, 2016

Part 6 of 6: “Finale – Applying the Treasure of Knowledge” Defining the cosmic ‘enemy’ in preparation to mitigate ‘The Curse’. “The key to our survival is knowledge” – the great treasure preserved by the ancient orders, including the Platonic Solids that represent the measurements of space AND time… Lead-in music by David Walen Jr: http://www.soundcloud.com/davi-w-jr Please excuse the darkness and deteriorating audio

Randall Carlson is the man when it comes to interpretation of the geologic evidence left behind by the planet-wrenching cataclysm that happened a mere 12,900 years ago, give or take a 100 or so.

There is simply so much evidence on a world-wide basis that directly points to this event… and not stories… real physical evidence written into the surface of the earth.

I long to know about who came before and what they did. It is a nearly impossible dream in our current state. There remain only rare fleeting glimpses… unless we do some incredibly major digging in Bolivia, Peru, Mexico and the Middle East. Somehow it can be doubted that anything like that sort of project will occur without human society going fully over to the good side first. What little has been done has shown some truly amazing structures. The deeper you go, the more incredible the discoveries.

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Graham Hancock Explains Who The Ancient Teachers of Mankind Really Are

Zohar StarGate Ancient Discoveries
Published on Apr 29, 2018

This is the most revolutionary theory yet visited by Graham Hancock, investigating ancient civilizations and discovering shaman trances, and altered states of consciousness are not just a mere trick of the mind, but are the alteration of the mind’s power’s of perception, enabling us to glimpse normally invisible spirit worlds. This includes the ancient cave art found in Europe and Africa, the accounts of what is commonly believed to be Alien Abductions, other societal encounters of the spirit world, the nature of the activating catalyst DMT, and the evidence of shamanistic ritual and beginnings in various different religions.

Less than 50,000 years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as “the greatest riddle in human history”, all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. In “Supernatural”, Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious “before-and-after moment” and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind. His quest takes him on a journey of adventure and detection from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain and Italy to remote rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa where he finds a treasure trove of extraordinary Stone Age art.He uncovers clues that lead him to travel to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful plant hallucinogen Ayahuasca with Indian shamans, whose paintings contain images of “supernatural beings” identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves and rock shelters. And hallucinogens such as mescaline, also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings. Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other “dimensions”. Could the “supernaturals” first depicted in the painted caves and rock shelters be the ancient teachers of mankind? Could it be that human evolution is not just the “blind”, “meaningless” process that Darwin identified, but something else, more purposive and intelligent, that we have barely even begun to understand?

Very interesting… and I think it is significant.

Listen and look and let me know what you think…

peace

 

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Eulogy For Clare

Clarinta Elda Elizabeth Moore
(aka Clare P. and Clarita)
May 12, 1922 – November 16, 2017

Growing up I thought of Aunt Clare as that happy lady who came over a lot, was my
Aunt and loved to pinch my cheek really hard, call me an embarrassing name and give
me tons of presents. She’d always be sure to remind us to never say nine but instead to
say ni-yun, so people would be sure to understand what we meant. That came from
being a teacher for Ma Bell, teaching all the girls how to be operators. She did that at
least two, maybe three decades…a lady not afraid to try new things.

Now I see her more as The Giver, The Helper. Always giving. To the Indians
especially, others,too. But wait…

She always brought tons of food, too, remember?

A passion for food took root in Clare early on… she’d tell stories of behind the scenes
happenings in the kitchens of her clients… when she was twelve years old. She was a
pro that early because she stepped up in support of her family. Her dad had been
called to the Lord very early on, you see. She took that support as a mission to heart…
to her Soul and kept at it right up to her last day here. That is so beautiful a thing.

But the food…

She loved food and cooking and seeing to it that every single person there; and
sometimes there were quite a lot; wound up stuffed and happy. I was always amazed at
how much food she could make on a moment’s notice.

Holidays always saw everyone pounding pound after pound of perfect pasta sarde,
serious shrimp cocktails, delicious Dolly breads for Easter, astounding apple pies and
of course, her glorious Baked Beans, which define the phrase “indescribably
delicious.” They are one of those treasures of a lifetime that simply can never be
duplicated, for not a one of us has that God-given magical touch.

Clare’s devotion to family especially her siblings was powerful right to her dying day.
There’s Orlando, who everyone called Tim, Anita and Louise, Evalyn and Lena, her
parents, husbands Joe Greco and Clay Moore, cousins, especially Bobby Morrell, as
well as friends she adored… with very deeply felt emotions for each and every one.

Her heartthrobs were Erroll Flynn and Randolph Scott and the music was by Gene
Autry, the Sons of the Pioneers and our very own Uncle Tim, who could hold his own
with those guys for sure.

Always the traveler, the adventurer, Clare would go out West, ride horses, stay at dude
ranches and just be toolin’ around in her Model A Ford, gobbling up life with gusto. She
must have been quite something back in the day.

Clare was never afraid to tackle any issue in order to keep us safe and secure no matter
where she was or what her situation was. Clare was likewise never afraid to spread her
love as far as she could with the hotspot being her family. She did these things with
remarkable success and her example lives on as inspiration for all of us to follow.

She taught me so much in those last few years. Taught me without even knowing she
was… about dealing with my profound sadness and inner anger and especially about
what love really is. And that is nothing less than giving solace and comfort, protection
and security with no expectation of return. But even in her final days she managed to
give me clear messages of love in return. Truly a remarkable lady.

Fare thee well, my dear Aunt Clare – I know you are up in heaven now, watching
over us, keeping us safe. I feel you here sometimes.

Enjoy your new journey knowing that you will live in love in our hearts forever.

— Iggy Makarevich

I read that today at Clare’s funeral. Made it to the end in one shot with just a couple of quavers toward the end! Thank you to those who hlped me get to where I could do that.

It was a small, intimate and lovely ceremony and just as I had hoped it would be. The crowd was small but the people there were the right people and that was definitely a welcome thing. All my love to everyone that was there. That goes for the man from St. Mary, too, who I sadly forgot to exchange names with. He was so pleasant, which was a good result as I had no clue what to expect.

I was blessed to have my dear friend Andy Raynor, (the holiest person I’ve ever met), do the interface with the divine. She is so good at that and then there came the fabulous, unaccompanied Amazing Grace sung by my dear cousin Jamie Petrone which gave us the sweet, soulful sound we needed at just the right time. Quite a few commented how great it was. Jamie is so inspiring.

Such wonderful family and friends … made me feel at ease and loved.

And then … wouldn’t ya know it…

There was a bit of paranormal in it, too, thank God, as Aunt Clare was there (!!!) in the form of a tiny bird seated at the peak of a nearby pointed monolith watching us and at just the right time chirped at us directly and then flew off, fortunately right after I got in a rockin’ thumbs up!

I will treasure it always.

photo by jerri Wiley mods by Iggy Makarevich

peace

 

Making the Most of Your Life: Lama Yeshe

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Oct 3, 2013

In Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s first trip to Europe they offered a weekend seminar based on their famous month-long Kopan meditation courses. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation at Kensington Town Hall, these teachings at Royal Holloway College, Surrey, encompass the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. Please also visit us at http://www.LamaYeshe.com !

I need to find a way to make this work, to get my mind to take it in, to take all good teachings in.

Otherwise, suckage will continue.

peace

 


Part 1: Introduction to Tantra – Lama Yeshe
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Nov 1, 2013

Part 2: Introduction to Tantra – Lama Yeshe
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Published on Oct 30, 2015

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This DVD forms a companion to the second half of our free book “The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism.” See the DVD “Three Principal Aspects of the Path” for the first half. For more information, please visit www.lamayeshe.com.Subtitles in English.Introduction to Tantra: In 1980, in California, Lama Yeshe gave a commentary to the Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) yoga method. This video is Lama’s introduction to this series and constitute a wonderful explanation of the fundamentals of tantric practice.Please visit us at http://www.LamaYeshe.com

An old friend sent me the first part of this in a valiant attempt to soothe my tattered soul. As regulars may suspect, the demons have gotten some pretty good footholds of late. A playground, they have here.

She did well. as although this fellow has some unusual eye activity and swaying about a bit, which I was advised to look past; his message comes through and he managed to hit on some big ones affecting the comfort level of my stay here on earth. Thank you, dear heart. What the man says makes good common sense and is realistically presented.

I was impressed with the dude and figured part two should be up here as well. And so it is. Enjoy.

Let us have

peace

edit: Oh dear I have learned that Lama Yeshe passed in 1984. He left us with a lot of good teachings, so we should give him a nice, grateful tip o’ the hat!

 

peace

 

wtfiuwt

This picture and I were made for each other.

It frustrates me so deeply. That is because I have no info on it. None at all!

That is not good, especially given the content. Big red flag, actually.

If anyone knows anything, at all, or has other versions, or complete other “team scorecard shots,” please leave a comment. Or email me at [email protected] I implore you.

I would actually like to send my highest compliments to the members of this team.

And that is simply because, as, I’m sure you’ll agree, that is one Hell of a scorecard!

You have noticed they shot down more UFOs than planes, yes? That probably points to…

 

A HOAX

But, you never know. And I hope not.

You know?

peace

 

The Mysterious Origins of Civilization: John Anthony West in conversation with Graham Hancock

GrahamHancockDotCom
Published on Jan 28, 2017

Filmed in New York, December 2016, a month before John was diagnosed with cancer. Please show your support for this great man and for his work by making a donation to his crowdfunding campaign, The John Anthony West Project, here: https://fundly.com/john-anthony-west-…

Filmed, produced and edited by Dave Steffey. Additional camera by Bill Cote.

Brilliant men, simply brilliant.

peace

 

Missing 411- David Paulides At The University of Toronto

Sasquatch Central
Published on Jan 19, 2018

The Great Lakes Triangle – https://youtu.be/fwXdlVK7amE Manchester Canal Deaths – https://youtu.be/c8u5GSWw5pA David Paulides Speaks At The University of Toronto May 21, 2016 THANKS FOR WATCHING! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, LIKE & SHARE! Individuals claiming to have seen Bigfoot describe it as a large, hairy, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature, roughly 6 ft –9 ft tall, covered in hair described as black, dark brown, or dark reddish. Some descriptions include details such as large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead. The top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla, with a strong, unpleasant smell. The enormous footprints for which the creature is named are claimed to be as large as 24 inches long and 8 inches wide. Proponents of Bigfoot’s existence claim that the creature is omnivorous and mainly nocturnal. Be sure to join the Outlaws for their weekly shows! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzrR… Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Please email video removal requests to [email protected] please include video title or url VISIT THE SASQUATCH MYSTERY MUSEUM EXHIBIT- BROWSE FOR BIGFOOT BOOKS – http://www.sasquatchcanada.com/recomm… WARNING: Federal law allow citizens to reproduce, distribute , or exhibit portions of copyrighted material. This is called fair use and is allowed for the purpose of criticism, news reporting, teaching, and parody which doesn’t infringe of copyright under 17 USC 107.

These tales of terror in the wood never fail to get me going.

Some brush them off with a Bigfoot causation. Classic cop out. Sure, a few could be. A few. But others… not so much. Others can and often do boggle the mind with ease. So, what about those? Who or what does those dirty deeds?

It is my considered opinion that whatever is doing this is something so strange that no one can currently imagine it. And as for why, well, same thing, really. Including those who think to ask this such as myself. It is going to be mind altering in the extreme, I would venture.

Some of these are just this close to being technically impossible  and yet they still happened.

They still happened.

This needs figuring out.

Cuz it is bad, folks, real bad…people are dying.

Like, way worse than even Frunobulax, ya dig, man?

And, guys, if it could preferably be twigged and sorted out before it gets itself into the world beyond it’s current confines, yes?

Ta.

peace

 

I liked this a lot and thought this article worthy of scarfing up and sharing with you all. I am especially intrigued by this neem oil, of which I have never heard. Must research it and most importantly, where to get it.

panna

Urban farming in Oakland: Kosodate Farms

Yolanda Burrell is a farmer and beekeeper on Kosodate Farms, a half-acre urban family farm in Oakland, California. Yolanda has a long history with farming. She grew up on a one-acre farm about 60 miles north of Oakland in Santa Rosa, where her parents emphasized the importance of knowing the origin of one’s food. Though her parents farmed with chemicals, when she started Kosodate Farms, Yolanda chose to employ sustainable methods to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit.

Yolanda’s agroecological practices include grey water recycling, beekeeping, composting and a variety of pest management techniques, including mechanical traps and neem oil.

Her mechanical traps are colored or scented sticky papers placed on tree trunks or attached to stakes. The color or scent attracts the insects, and the sticky substance traps them. Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide from the seeds of the neem tree that can be sprayed on plants without harming them. Yolanda uses these techniques to manage unwanted insects at Kosodate, including scale insects (an order of insect that parasitizes plants and feeds on their sap) and citrus leaf miners (a moth that feeds on young leaves).

Yolanda maintains a vibrant homestead where she and her family produce much of their own food, all without the use of chemicals. She is also co-founder with master gardener Brigit Evans of Pollinate Farm & Garden, a general store in Oakland that offers supplies for and workshops on organic farming and gardening, beekeeping and small animal husbandry.

PHOTOS: LORI EANES | BACKYARDSROOTSBOOK.COM & YOLANDA BURELL

Look at that, this is a story from 2013… hmmm. Tried finding the url in the photo… gone. Oh well.

I think there should be a lot more of this sort of thing, what this lady is doing, I mean. It would solve so many problems and ease so much stress. Maybe even bring back a bit of more relaxed times.

But I am very sure that that is just not going to happen and the world will become ever more reliant on technology until it reaches a point where it just collapses under it’s own chaotic weight.

Time, as the cliche goes, will tell.

But, not to derail my own thread, but damn, arresting people for having a vegetable garden instead of grass – as some towns now do – is not only un-American in my view, it is downright asinine and those who advocate and enable it should perhaps be put in public stockades.

Wow, I am getting a bit … something … in my old age.

And my old age has only just begun.

peace

 

George Harrison My Sweet Lord

magicalhoneypie
Published on Jul 11, 2013

George knew the deal … the real deal.

George Harrison -“Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna)”

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Published on Feb 24, 2011

George Harrison “Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna)”

Mister Harrison was, quite simply, not only brilliant, but one of the most beautiful people to ever walk this earth.

Thank God we have his wonderful music to guide us through the turmoil that is life.

I am not religious in the sense that most people think that term means. I do, however, believe strongly in the force, to borrow a term from a series of nifty films, which is the energy that connects every single particle in this universe … and in every other universe out there as well. It can be good or it can be not so good, the nature of the waves in our vicinity depends on the energy our souls make.

Our souls are incredible and fantastically incomprehensible active bright spots within this sea of endless, seamless energy … basically, if our minds are good, then our local force will be as well.

Simple as that. Works. Try It.

Dig it, man.

peace

 

SammiClaus

Be on the lookout for Santa’s favourite Elf, FishElf, spreading Christmas cheer all over the world. Samantha Fish with Chris Alexander and Go Go Ray.

Ferd Di Ubaldo to Samantha Fish Fans

Appearing here for all of us via my dear friend Frank Petrilli, stage and screen director extraordinaire!

I am starting to realize just exactly how blessed I really am … and it is mind-blowing … and if a right proper a$$h∅!e like me enjoys such treasures, I implore you to look at your life and see just how blessed you are! Be amazed!

Love!

It is everything and it is all that matters.

Peace

 

“All humankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab. Also, a white person has no superiority over a black person, nor does someone who is black have any superiority over someone who is white — except by piety and good action.”

Excerpt from the final sermon of the Prophet Muhammad

Capiche?

Madonne

Peace, dammit

Peace

 

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pingara

chichara

Sometimes life feels like this:

At other times it almost feels “like it’s supposed to…”

ok here is the scoop…

I recorded some yammerings in audio.

Didn’t get all that far but got a good start…

But…

Will need to cut into pieces as the files were way over the limits for upload here, which is 100MB. The main one is 384MB for about 15 minutes of Igular utterances. Soon… soon… tomorrow eve probably.

Note: I will stick them on here where they are supposed to be.

peace.

OK, fair warning… these are 100% unedited and will no doubt be borderline excruciatingly awful to listen to. But That is, in essence, what an Ig is. Learn why I only half a handful of friends. Learn why even uncontacted tribes in remote forests want me dead.

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Well, there’s 15 minutes of not a lot. I will get the hang of it eventually, I would imagine.

Sigh

peace

 

This Is What It’s Like Inside North Korea’s Luxury Ski Resort | Short Film Showcase

National Geographic
Published on Aug 6, 2017

Get a glimpse of what life is like in North Korea, a country rarely seen by foreigners. Britain’s fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow is our guide around the DPRK’s capital city Pyongyang before he heads up to the slopes of Masikryong. Follow filmmaker Jackson Kingsley on Twitter at @cinematicamedia. Jackson Kingsley: http://www.jacksonkingsley.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cinematicamedia ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email [email protected] to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta

Britain’s fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow is our guide around the DPRK’s capital city Pyongyang before he heads up to the slopes of Masikryong. Follow filmmaker Jackson Kingsley on Twitter. https://twitter.com/cinematicamedia This Is What It’s Like Inside North Korea’s Luxury Ski Resort | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/csoP8Didoi0 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

What I most often find in these efforts to attempt an understanding is the inability to see the forest for the trees… to see the big picture.

And here it is again.

My problem with the blurb above is that although the title of the film is completely correct, the description provided for it by National Geographic starts with the line: “Get a glimpse of what life is like in North Korea, a country rarely seen by foreigners.”

No foreigner gets to see what life is like in North Korea. Ever. (Wait, what? What are you on about, Ig?) They get to see what life is like in Pyongyang, which has rather little to do with what the people experience outside of that city. Not typically mentioned in these works is the little tidbit that notes that… in order to live in the capitol, one needs to have a life that is connected to the functioning of the government. And you need to have shown a high level of loyalty to and performance for the government. Regular folks do not live in Pyongyang. Perhaps the filmmakers are not aware of this? Could be, I suppose.

Shortly thereafter they get to see what life is like in the purpose-built showcases. The out-of-town museums and such. And that certainly includes this most recent project of the continuing stream of wasted effort passed off as a service to the people that is used to pacify outsiders. Note that just like in the museums and restaurants and model homes and other places you can check out in explorations readily available online… for example such as the excellent Vice series, the visitor in the video along with the crew are the only people there. This is to be expected. This is the norm. These places are propaganda…and sure, you can give em some dough and go ski there, but, I am confident that no North Korean citizen has partaken of this place…nor will they ever.

Oh dear.

peace

 

 

Channel 4

Tuesday, August 15 at 12:03pm

The amazing outcome of The Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds: The Experiment

This is absolutely fabulous!

I hope this goes beyond “experiment” and becomes standard operating procedure

Because obviously it works wonderfully.

peace

 

Cream – Rollin’ and Tumblin’

Clapton, Baker and Bruce performing Rollin’ and Tumblin’ @ the Royal Albert Hall on May 4th, 2005.

Ooh yeah, Blues my Blues away, boys!

Thank you kindly.

I swear that is what happened to the timeline after the cosmik navigator took that left at Teterboro. Must be. Madonne. What am I on about?

The damage I did to my motor’s motor is perfectly inexcusable. That was a long time ago, too. The thing I was worried so much about was not real, as usual. But so many other things are. Oh Lord.

I feel like I am flailing and tumbling through an eerily dark part of the Verses. Hence the Title which led to picking the song on the tube to go along with this gibberish, which is the reason for this post, unlike most other music posts. This zone is weird in that it has some good things in it. Very good things. Which is great. But… I get the feeling my out of control, misguided audio type building trip needs to pause real quick and the wagen needs to get sorted.

I hope I can get through, because we are headed for the weirdest zone of all the notorious Q continuum. Wuzzat? Thought it was just on telly, huh? Oh, how we wish it was.

But – my mind. Shot. Scary af. Whoa.

I had to get a tacks number to collect Sayles tacks for doin’ the magazine. Sigh. Cost o’ doin’ bidnis. At least it lasts five yarn. They’ll probably come and lock me up though, you know, just on general principals.

Oh God MY MOTOR!  

 I ordered the parts, because I have to make it go, but, the poor tortured thing needs retiring in the worst way. But I can’t afford to get a car. Even an old very used car. Damn, Jake, I probably can’t afford frikkin’ Uber, either! Fuck.

 I need to stop thinking about it for a bit. I’ll go even more insane.

How about a picture of a meteorite on Mars? Okay, here you go…

Pretty.

And here is another pretty pic, this one of Titan in Infrared showing the very alien hydrocarbon sand dunes that there are apparently quite a lot of.

And one more pretty pic. A lovely old sea turtle with plants on, looking rather like a pic of the globe…

Okay, I better go.

Peace

Czego szukasz w Święta? | English for beginners

Czasami brakuje słów, by wyrazić to, co najważniejsze. W takim przypadku trzeba się ich po prostu nauczyć.

#Allegro #CzegoSzukasz #angielski #święta #iloveyou #youareperfect #english #englishforbeginners #christmas #iamyourgrandpa #grandpa#whatareyoulookingfor #bardzo

OMG.

This is beautiful.

PentaProps™ to the person known only as Luna Oldlady Cascabelera for sending this.

Peace.

This is rather excellent.

PentaProps™ to Jeff Jamroga of the Jamrogas for this post.

The schools – like everything else here – is geared not towards learning to live a life of discovery but rather towards an end goal of producing corporate profit. At the expense of all else, of course.

It is a crime against humanity of epic proportions.

It needs to be scrapped and redone so it benefits the people it professes to teach. Like it says, students may be 20% of the population but they are 100% of the future.

Get it?

Peace

JRE #852 – John Anthony West from JoeRogan on Vimeo.

JRE #852 – JOHN ANTHONY WEST

#852. John Anthony West is an author, lecturer, guide and a proponent of Sphinx water erosion hypothesis in geology.

John is a long-time personal friend and mentor and I think the world of him.
He knows what he is talking about, especially regarding Egypt and rest assured on most other things as well.

I am adding a paragraph here on 9/29 as I was just noticing that whoever writes the Rogan blurb above mentioned the water erosion “hypothesis.” This, dear readers, is a big part of the problem in our culture of total science ignorance and arrogance. It is not a hypothesis. It is a fact. Theories have nothing to do with the fact that the Sphinx is water-eroded. I know Mr Rogan and crew did not mean it in a bad way, I just thought it an interesting marker as it caught my eye just now while looking over the blog and listening to Cafe Enigma.

Visit his site at JAWest.net and his blog, Phoenixfire, where John has his own podcasts!
Peace

Bobby McFerrin performing Don’t Worry Be Happy

EMI Music
Uploaded on Feb 24, 2009
Music video by Bobby McFerrin performing Don’t Worry Be Happy.

Oo do I love this. Always have. Not so good at following his advice, though. Always telling others to do so, however.

Peace

14088565_10210408915839718_4305054363108695889_nThe more we do to you the less you seem to believe we are doing it.”

– Obersturmfuhrer-SS Josef Mengele

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to h arm our country and our people, and neither do we.”

– George W. Bush – Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.”

– Albert Einstein

“Only two things are infinite the universe and human folly. and I’m not sure about the universe.”

– Albert Einstein

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”

– Mark Twain

“Just ’cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.”

– George Carlin

“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”

– Bill Hicks

gl57c7312e“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. […] ”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower – Farewell address

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are:

‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

– Ronald Reagan

“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”

– J. Edgar Hoover

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”

– Bishop Desmond Tutu

“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”

– Frank Zappa

“Commerce with all nations alliance with none should be our motto.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death. What luck for the rulers that men do not think.”

– Adolf Hitler

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

– Edward R. Murrow

“The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we do about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”

– General Omar Bradley

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Originally and still part of a column in the footer at What’s All This, Then?