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ILLUMINATE Film Festival Brings Conscious Cinema to Sedona May 27-31

Written by on May 9, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
ILLUMINATE Film Festival Brings Conscious Cinema to Sedona May 27-31

Film has the power to transform lives. Where better to midwife the rising trend in conscious cinema than Sedona, Arizona, home to mind-body-spirit revolutionaries among the red rocks. The second annual ILLUMINATE Film Festival expects to draw an attendance of 3,500 May 27-31. Three state-of-the-art Sedona venues will premier 22 world-class films and offer additional activities.

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The OTHER Side of The Baltimore Riots & What To Believe (MUST SEE VIDEO!!)

Written by on April 29, 2015 in Corporate Controlled Media, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 9 Comments
The OTHER Side of The Baltimore Riots & What To Believe (MUST SEE VIDEO!!)

According to Ralph, the media is playing us by framing a drama that emphasizes fear and conflict. But there are other stories behind the scenes. Four touching ones that he shares are: 1) An African-American man stands in front of a police line in a protective stance, pushing rioters back and repeatedly saying, “Don’t give them a reason.”

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Neil Young Blasts Monsanto with New Anti-GMO Album “The Monsanto Years”

Written by on April 23, 2015 in Conscious Art, Films and Music with 1 Comment
Neil Young Blasts Monsanto with New Anti-GMO Album “The Monsanto Years”

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within the new album.

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We Are One: Inspiring Film ‘Planetary’ Offers Fresh Perspective on Our Relationship With Earth

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
We Are One: Inspiring Film ‘Planetary’ Offers Fresh Perspective on Our Relationship With Earth

In Planetary, a new thought-provoking documentary, director Guy Reid seeks to inspire a shift in how we view our connection to nature. Watch the trailer…

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FBI Informant Exposes Sting Operation Targeting Innocent Americans in New “(T)ERROR” Documentary

Written by on April 20, 2015 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
FBI Informant Exposes Sting Operation Targeting Innocent Americans in New “(T)ERROR” Documentary

“(T)EFFOR” is an explosive new film that shines a bright light on the FBI’s shadowy use of informants in its counterterrorism sting operations. These undercover operatives are meant to root out would-be terrorists before they attack. Since 9/11, they have been used to prosecute at least 158 people. But critics argue they often target the wrong people, “including those with intellectual and mental disabilities, and the indigent.”

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The Craigslist Property Ad That Got Over A Million Views In A Couple Of Days

Written by on April 17, 2015 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
The Craigslist Property Ad That Got Over A Million Views In A Couple Of Days

Read the ad that this Craigslist seller posted that got over a million views.

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Beyond Left and Right – Where Do We Get Our News? – Foster Gamble

Beyond Left and Right – Where Do We Get Our News? – Foster Gamble

Foster Gamble: People are often asking us at Thrive, “Where do you get your news? And how do you sort out what’s true?” Following is a commentary on political tribalism vs. ethics and critical thinking, and at the end of this blog is a partial list of the many sources that we continually review.

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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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)

Written 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

Written 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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