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Turkish Students Petition to Build Jedi Temple on University Campus “to Bring Balance to the Force”

Posted by on April 10, 2015 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Turkish Students Petition to Build Jedi Temple on University Campus “to Bring Balance to the Force”

Thousands of Turkish students have petitioned their university to build a Jedi temple, in response to an increase in the number of mosques being built on campuses across the country. “To recruit new Jedi and to bring balance to the Force, we want a Jedi temple,” the petition claims.

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Maya Angelou Memorial Stamp Features Quote from Different Author and Other Famous Lines We All Get Wrong

Posted by on April 8, 2015 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Maya Angelou Memorial Stamp Features Quote from Different Author and Other Famous Lines We All Get Wrong

On Tuesday the USPS issued a stamp in honor of the American author Maya Angelou, who died last year. Next to a photograph of Angelou is a famous quote from her: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” How sweet. There’s just one problem: she never said it.

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NYC TV Reporting Grossly Distorts Black Citizen Role in Crime

NYC TV Reporting Grossly Distorts Black Citizen Role in Crime

If news stations are unfairly and inaccurately priming viewers not to expect stories about white crime, it only serves to harden the inaccurate thesis that viewers carry with them in their hearts and minds, in the form of their implicit bias—that Black people are overly responsible for crime and should be treated with special suspicion…When media-makers get the proportions so egregiously wrong, it reinforces a culture in which the benefit of the doubt is not distributed evenly, which creates a hostile society for some and a privileged society for others. Both are harmful for all of us.

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Why You Shouldn’t Take Medical Advice From the Mainstream Media

Posted by on April 3, 2015 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Why You Shouldn’t Take Medical Advice From the Mainstream Media

The mainstream media is constantly dishing out advice on what (and what not) to consume to maintain our health. Find out why you shouldn’t listen.

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“Mr. President” – Powerful Transformational Message (6-Min. Film Won 3 Awards at the Elevate Film Festival)

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
“Mr. President” – Powerful Transformational Message (6-Min. Film Won 3 Awards at the Elevate Film Festival)

“Mr.President” is a powerful transformational short film based on Neil Donald Walsh’s book “One Little Soul.” It’s about forgiveness and acknowledgment of how each of us contribute in different ways to the collective experience.

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‘Reuters lied’: MH17 Witness Says Reporter Falsified Testimony About Surface-to-Air Missile Launch Origination

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
‘Reuters lied’: MH17 Witness Says Reporter Falsified Testimony About Surface-to-Air Missile Launch Origination

A Lugansk Region resident, whom Reuters cites as saying he saw evidence of a surface-to-air missile launched from rebel-held territory on the day MH17 was downed, told RT the news agency gave a false report of his interview.

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Paraguayan Children Make Music From Trash and Touch Hearts

Paraguayan Children Make Music From Trash and Touch Hearts

At this year’s South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, a group of teenage musicians from a slum in Paraguay made music and touched hearts with instruments made of trash. Their story is told in a documentary film, Landfill Harmonic, which also played at the film festival and won an audience response award.

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Mr. Spock, Star Trek & Their Lessons for This “Toddler” of the ’60’s

Mr. Spock, Star Trek & Their Lessons for This “Toddler” of the ’60’s

Mr. Spock showed that you could be intellectually precise, creative and a valuable part of a team yet still have meaningful relationships with others. While Mr. Spock’s manifestations of friendship toward the crew were subtle, Leonard Nimoy’s characterization of those moments were so deeply felt that it would change your life. It changed mine and that of my family.

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February 16, 2015: The Day The Internet Died

Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Internet with 0 Comments
February 16, 2015: The Day The Internet Died

“February 26, 2015. That was the day that freedom of the internet died.” Watch Michael Maloney’s latest video update to hear his thoughts on the recent ruling on Net Neutrality.

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Monica Lewinsky: Why We Must Stop Online Shaming Now

Posted by on March 22, 2015 in Internet, Social Media with 3 Comments
Monica Lewinsky: Why We Must Stop Online Shaming Now

As someone who had suicidal thoughts and struggled through nearly half a lifetime online infamy, Monica understands the depth and magnitude of this problem. Cyberbullying has caused people to kill themselves, most notably teens or young adults who are still struggling to form their own personal identity.

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Can a Good Meal Lead To Peace? New Travel Show Cooks Up Meals In Conflict Zones

Posted by on March 22, 2015 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Can a Good Meal Lead To Peace? New Travel Show Cooks Up Meals In Conflict Zones

Can candid conversation over a good meal mend deep-seated feuds? Maybe not, but it’s a start, and it’s the premise of the new Travel Channel series “Breaking Borders,” which brings dinner table diplomacy to 13 political hot spots around the globe. Journalist Mariana Van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio journey to locations notorious for civil war, territorial disputes and ethnic conflicts including Belfast, Beirut, Sarajevo, Kashmir, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and in the March 15 premiere, Israel’s West Bank, where they bring together Israelis and Palestinians.

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Groopspeak Launches New Social Media Tool for Activism

Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Groopspeak Launches New Social Media Tool for Activism

Groopspeak takes action alerts public. It is more in-depth than an online petition, easier to use than a phone number on a website, and more social than an email list. When an activist creates an issue, people can weigh in as “for” or “against,” making it more credible to public officials than a standard petition site. Groopspeak is action alerts, revamped, and will help you in your lobbying efforts.

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Why Interstellar Was Such A Powerful Movie

Posted by on March 1, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Why Interstellar Was Such A Powerful Movie

If you watch the movie from the perspective of all of the characters, as if you are One with each of them… you really get a sense of expansion.. Like all of this constriction of time was a way to demonstrate the physical 3D world and the realms that lie beyond it.

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Russell Brand on “50 Shades”: Is Porn Ruining Our Ability to Have Healthy Sexuality?

Posted by on February 20, 2015 in Films & TV, Internet, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Russell Brand on “50 Shades”: Is Porn Ruining Our Ability to Have Healthy Sexuality?

Don’t let Russell Brands “casual” attire stop you from taking this video seriously. He makes some great points — like how our society is so obsessed with sexually-related media that even a conservative news source like Fox stopped their “war mongering” long enough to dive into a “50 Shades of Grey”-Inspired poll of people’s willingness to engage in S&M.

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Jupiter Ascending – a Spiritual Metaphor

Posted by on February 17, 2015 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Jupiter Ascending – a Spiritual Metaphor

These spiritual films keep coming thick and fast. No wonder, we’re sailing through extraordinary times; humanity has an extraordinary tale to reveal. No matter that the mainstream keeps selling the lie, the truth is bubbling up in our consciousness and won’t be deterred. Movies and media have evolved the age-old art of storytelling, where parable and metaphor convey truth so exquisitely for those tuned into their feelings. Yes it’s dramatic and fantastical, but so is the human story. “Jupiter Ascending” is another in a long line where you can glean some missing pieces of the jigsaw…

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