I love Eckhart Tolle. I remember reading his book, The Power of Now in 2010 and from that moment on, whenever I feel that my mind is drifting, making too much noise and keeping me from being fully present and engaged in the NOW, I immediately go back to reading his book. I have learned so many wonderful lessons from reading his inspiring books, watching his lectures, and today I would like to share 27 of these life changing lessons with you.
Last Friday thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit to call attention to City Hall shutting off the water for residents behind on their bills. Meanwhile, General Motors and the city’s two sports arenas, which owe millions in unpaid water bills, have not had their water turned off.
Who says there is a shortage of protest music in the music scene these days? Proof positive is the new song penned by singer-songwriter Tabitha Elkins – whose output so far has ranged from Hard Bop Jazz to acoustic folk rock – and whose self-penned anti-war song takes on news propaganda and the culture of violence.
Many women think that the key to beauty lies in the bottom of their makeup bag. There are a million and one reasons why women believe this: they’re judged on their appearance, pop culture and mass media support those judgements, and big business makes its money off shamelessly promoting the before and after effects of their miraculous products. The truth is, being beautiful doesn’t come from a lipstick tube, mascara wand, or blush brush. The following seven factors create a more lasting impression than any amount of makeup ever could.
The 21st century has seen rapid urbanisation and the global population is now expected to grow to more than 8.3 billion by 2050. Currently, 800m hectares – 38% of the earth’s land surface – is farmed and we’ll soon need to give over another 100m hectares if we continue to use current agricultural methods. That’s not additional fertile land that actually exists though, so some are investigating the potential of vertical farming.
While there is a man in Bolivia said to be the oldest living person in the world, at 123 years of age, a village in China is boasting ages far older than the global average, and few suffer from any health problems. Scientists believe the secret is in their diet, which actually includes lots of hempseed.
Most natural ways to soothe the common cold aim to increase your immunity to the invasive viruses, and include vitamins C & D, zinc, turmeric and essential oils
There is quite a barrage of information about what not to do in order to stay healthy – don’t eat processed food, don’t drink too much alcohol, and don’t watch too much television top the list. But instead of focusing on what you shouldn’t do to improve your health, here are 10 extremely simple ways to become more healthy today, with very little effort:
Water is a bountiful gift of nature. We see it all around us in the falling rain, lakes, rivers, the ocean, early morning dew, waterfalls, taps, swimming pools, showers and even plastic bottles. Until the recent industrial era we drank water freely from streams and rivers, not giving a second thought to whether it was safe – it just was. So where did things go so wrong? With our bodies composed of somewhere upwards of 60% water, it is an important element for human life; a basic human right. When did water become a controlled commodity?
The New Approach Oregon marijuana legalization initiativehas qualified for the November ballot, the secretary of state’s office reported today.
Hamas is cruelly and frighteningly destroying the traditional double standards mentality that Israel is a master at. All of those brilliant intelligence and Shin Bet brains really don’t understand that we ourselves have created the perfect recipe for our very own version of Somalia?
Conservatives – and too often, what passes for liberals here in the USA – have been using the notion of ‘American exceptionalism’ to justify a wide range of criminal and near criminal activity. We’re exceptional, alright, but not in the way we think. Here’s 8 ways we’re exceptional – exceptionally bad.
We are in the midst of a week of wonderfully creative actions to raise awareness of the need for real democracy all around the world. Podemos!
Living in this day and age where there are so many obvious changes and shifts on the planet through the weather upheavals, occupy movements, continual wars throughout the globe, coupled with the emotional instability of many in the nation, it is also true that many of us are waking up to something greater within ourselves. Perhaps you, too, have had unexplained experiences with the paranormal, time travel, out of body experiences, and the like and wish there was a place to get some answers. Following is a brief story and explanation of what is called a “parallel” reality.
Within the next five years, using mobile devices simply for communication will seem outdated. The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device they own. Your refrigerator will let you know when you’re running low on milk, your dishwasher will inform you when it’s ready to be emptied. It’s possible that you will be getting more text messages from your devices than from human beings.
There has been an experiment that proves certain animals they do know what language you’re saying it in. Scientists at the University of Barcelona have figured out that animals can distinguish between different human languages.
Earth and Space Weather News July 21, 2014: Earthquake watch, Global weather, Space weather
The Obama administration gave the greenlight for fossil fuel companies to begin exploring for oil in the waters off the east coast of the U.S., a move said to have a dire consequences for marine life in the short term and on our global climate for years to come. Environmentalists are decrying the decision by the Department of the Interior to allow oil companies to use sonic canons to map the ocean floor, saying the explosive blasts threaten to kill or injure tens of thousands of marine mammals—including endangered right whales—and devastate coastal communities who depend on tourism, fishing, and coastal recreation. The seismic blasting, which can reach over 250 decibels, causes hearing loss in marine mammals, disturbs essential behaviors such as feeding and breeding over vast distances, and can mask communications between individual whales and dolphins.
Earth and Space Weather News July 20, 2014: Mysterious Red Sprites Over New Mexico, Earthquakes, Storms
Earth and Space Weather News July 20, 2014: Global weather; Mysterious Red Sprites over New Mexico; Earthquake watch; Space weather
Earth and Space Weather News July 19, 2014: Electron-Eating Bacteria, Tropical Storms; Global weather; The Coldest July Days Ever Recorded ; Space weather
Earth and Space Weather News July 18, 2014: The dual personality of comet 67P/C-G; 66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia
What is the Federal Reserve? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important questions and pulls back the curtain on America’s central bank.
Jonathan Cole provides a comparison of scientific evidence for 9/11 with the Copernican model of a Sun-centered solar system. Most people believe the official explanation and refuse to alter their viewpoint, even when contradictory evidence is presented.
There is little doubt that the United States will soon run out of steam in its march across the world and a crackdown at home while reckless economic policy continues to be dictated from the halls of Wall Street. Yet the decline of the United States is not simply the result of a few years of stupid mistakes made by the ruling class. The truth is that the end of America is nothing more than a waypoint in a script that was written long ago
Lee Camp shows the shocking 1994 video in which Dick Cheney specifically states why the U.S. did not invade Iraq after Desert Storm: “If we would have gone into Bagdad we would have been all alone, it would have been a US occupation of Iraq… Once you got to Iraq and took it over, took down Suddam Hussein’s government, then what are you gonna put in it’s place? That’s a very volatile part of the world, and if you take down the central government of Iraq, you can easily end up seeing pieces of Iraq fly off. Part of it the Syrian’s would like to have to the west, part of eastern Iraq the Iranians would like to claim (we fought them for eight years), in the north you’ve got the Kurds… it’s a quagmire.”
President Woodrow Wilson saw a horrible danger to his country, looked it in the eye, and decided that instead of trying to decentralize and dismantle that overarching power, he would hope against hope that greater cooperation among leaders of nations would bring sanity and peace and freedom of the individual. Of course, he was wrong. Wilson knew he was entangled with those very powers that were destroying the best of what American stood for. Nevertheless, no modern President has made more revealing comments on the existence and nature of the shadow government, the real rulers of America.
Jaime Caruana, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements since 2009, recently warned that the global financial system is currently “more fragile” in many ways than it was just prior to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Speaking of the financial markets, Caruana ominously declared that “it is hard to avoid the sense of a puzzling disconnect between the markets’ buoyancy and underlying economic developments globally” and he noted that “markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent”. In other words, he is saying what I have been saying for so long. The behavior of the financial markets has become completely divorced from economic reality, and at some point there is going to be a massive correction.
Mike Maloney and Ed Steer talk about silver prices and the forthcoming currency crises. “It’s going to go far far higher because of this healthy shakeout that we’ve got” – Mike Maloney on the silver market, June 2014.
The US Federal Reserve holds 45 percent of Germany’s gold assets, and a plan to bring much of that back to its homeland is in jeopardy. Efforts to transport or even audit the billions of dollars worth of precious metal held by the US are being impeded by politics and the Fed itself, creating frustration for many of the plans supporters. RT’s Peter Oliver reports from Berlin on what is holding up the process.
In just 60 minutes this UK-perspective documentary shows how the power to create money is the puzzle piece that economists were missing when they failed to predict the crisis.
We urgently need to move beyond the restrictive political and economic ideologies of the past and embrace solutions that meet the common needs of people in all nations – which will be impossible to achieve without some degree of economic sharing both within and between countries. In an increasingly unequal and unsustainable world in which all governments need to drastically re-order their priorities, a call for economic sharing embodies the need for justice, human rights and sound environmental stewardship to guide policymaking at every level of society.
Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim — even before an investigation — that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council — just one day after the crash! While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event, there are a few things they will not report. Read on…
The U.S. media’s Ukraine bias regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has been obvious, siding with the Kiev regime and bashing ethnic Russian rebels and Russia’s President Putin. But now – with the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down – the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous.
Egyptian-American reporter Ayman Mohyeldin witnessed and reported the brutal Israeli killing of four young boys as they played soccer on a beach in Gaza City. He has now been removed completely from reporting on Gaza by a top NBC executive, who ordered Mohyeldin to leave Gaza immediately.
ABC News’ Diane Sawyer misidentified scenes of the aftermath of Israeli missile strikes in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rocket fire. As Sawyer segued into the segment, she says, “We take you overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today as Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.” Next to her is video footage not of Israelis or even Israel, but of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Sawyer then incorrectly describes an image of a Palestinian family gathering belongings in the smoking debris of a missile-hit home in Gaza as “an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can.”
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sits down with Democracy Now! inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been living in political asylum for over two years. Assange explains his critique of “big power” First Look Media and The Intercept for agreeing not to name a country targeted by bulk National Security Agency spying, following U.S. government concerns that doing so could lead to increased violence. Assange and WikiLeaks went on to reveal the targeted country, Afghanistan, which along with the Bahamas had all of its cell phone calls recorded. “That is as great an assault to sovereignty as you can imagine, other than completely militarily occupying a country, to record the intimate phone calls of every single Afghan citizen,” Assange says. “My perspective is, [this is] up to the Afghan people.” Assange also gives an overview of the close to eight million documents WikiLeaks has released since 2007 about nearly every country in the world; details how WikiLeaks helped Edward Snowden evade U.S. arrest and find political asylum in Russia; and addresses his prospects for ever being able to leave the Ecuadorean embassy without fear of arrest.
Did we replace the conscience with consciousness? And if human consciousness is expanding, why do we seem to be regressing in our ability to heal?
Well, now, this is interesting. In fact, it’s very interesting. Over at the Department of Defense’s website you can find a file that has been declassified via the Freedom of Information Act on the subject of Project Pandora (which, to a significant degree, was focused on Cold War secrets, and how microwaves can affect the mind and body). It’s a fascinating file that dates back decades. It’s a lengthy file, too; it runs to nearly 500 pages and is comprised of a number of notable documents. But, here’s the weird thing, if you scroll down to page 449, you’ll see that it contains a copy of the controversial “MJ12/Eisenhower Briefing Document” on the Roswell UFO affair of 1947!
This amazing crop circle that appeared on July 16, 2014 at Forest Hill near Marlborough, Wiltshire may depict the internal energy pulse required for a space vehicle to achieve time-space displacement during the travel in space. The phenomenon of internal energy pulse was first observed in the UFOs while they were watching the STS-75 “Tether Incident” in February 1996. Read more….
Darwin pitted religion against science with his theory of biological evolution. Modern chemists still have failed to explain the origin of the genetic code. Are humans actually millions of years old? Is the Earth not our only home in the universe? Is there a cyclical transfer of life process from planet to planet?
Thousands of extraordinary geometric patterns have appeared in crop fields in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The crops are not cut or broken, but are laid flat, sometimes six inches above the ground, and swirled into a precise and exquisite pattern. These astonishing formations are referred to as crop circles. This clip from THRIVE includes a visual collage of some of the patterns to help give a sense of the magnitude and sophistication of these circles, and to inspire others to consider the implications.
Senior US intelligence officials told reporters Tuesday they have no evidence of a direct Russian role in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Although standing by the claim that rebels used a SA-11 surface-to-air missile to shoot down the aircraft, they also stated it was most likely not intentional.
The UN Security Council has condemned the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and called for an international probe into the incident in a unanimously adopted resolution. All 15-member states voted to pass the Australia-proposed resolution, condemning “in the strongest terms” the crash of Malaysian plane on July 17 in Donetsk region of Ukraine, which resulted in 298 people dead.
The question now looming large over the United Nations is why China and Russia aren’t initiating a new draft resolution condemning the aerial bombardments of civilians in Gaza, demanding a no-fly zone and accusing Israelis of war crimes. Such a resolution is certain to be vetoed by one, or all three, of the Western powers in the UNSC, as China and Russia did on the resolutions against Syria. But this time around, it will be the Western powers on the defensive, trying to protect the interests of a country accused of civilian killings and war crimes.
Evidence presented by Ukraine to implicate Russia in the shoot down of the Malaysian Airlines plane appears to have been fabricated.
Abby Martin speaks with RT Arabic correspondent Reema Abuhamdieh about the escalation of violence in Gaza, and the conditions for Israel’s ground invasion. Abby then reports on the militant group ISIS seizing 52 US-made heavy artillery cannons, going over several other examples of US weapons playing a role in almost every major global conflict. Abby then goes over a the case a botched sting operation in Miami-Dade Florida, where officers shot and killed 4 suspects including an informant who voluntarily offered to help police. Abby also highlights the nature of disastrous US law enforcement policies that perpetuate these failed raids. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with journalist and host of Media Roots Radio, Robbie Martin, going over why Facebook is hiring police officers to aid in surveillance, as well as why more people aren’t outraged about private sector surveillance.