Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shale Drilling Linked to Earthquakes


A recent study from Cornell University finds a probable link between drilling activity and an increased frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma. Published in the journal Science, the study indicates that the practice of injecting millions of gallons of wastewater underground after a well is hydraulically fractured may increase the occurrence of earthquakes.

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/New-Research-Strengthens-Link-Between-Shale-Drilling-And-Earthquakes.html

Stop the madness.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Recent Harvard Study Shows Flourididated Water Harmful to Children

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/fluoride_b_2479833.html

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have "significantly lower" IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.

Why are we doing this again?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Third Metric

I have been following what Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post has been talking about with her Third Metric. I think that she is really on to something, a change that has to happen in the 21st century if we are to prosper as a species. We have to redefine, and I think we are, our relationship with ourselves, our families, our work and more.

She writes a nice little article here. Enjoy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/arianna-huffington-hearst_n_5023980.html?ir=GPS%20for%20the%20Soul


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Farmageddon


Watched Farmegeddon The Movie today. I highly recommend this to everyone in the USA.

http://farmageddonmovie.com/

It is a little over an hour long. I saw it on Netflix.The movie tells the story of small, family farmers providing safe, healthy foods to their communities who were forced to stop, often through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies. The movie succinctly poses and addresses the question "why is this happening in 21st century America?"

Evoking both sympathy and anger for those farmers violently shut down by overzealous government policy and regulators, Farmageddon stresses the urgency of food freedom. Though the film deals with intense scenes and dramatic situations, the overall tone is optimistic, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals' rights to access food of their choice and farmers' rights to produce these foods.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Reading list of Books for Sustaining Humanity

I believe that the 21st century will be pivotal for the human race. If we do not move from competition to cooperation across the globe and take better care of this planet, this lovely floating rock in space, then the planet will not take care of us. Mother nature has her way of dealing with these situations and they tend to happen very quickly.

I have come across a couple of reading lists that will help.

Brian Eno's Reading list: 20 essential books for sustaining humanity
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/03/brian-eno-reading-list/

Stewart Brand's Reading list: 76 books to sustain and rebuild humanity

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/07/stewart-brand-reading-list/



Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Journey is greater than the Inn

There are no wrong roads taken to anywhere; there are no accidents. As we go along there are course corrections that we can make, and every experience that we have in our life is there to teach us something...”Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Words on Debt


"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." - Thomas Jefferson

"Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt." - Herbert Hoover

"Then I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. Then, no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its own existence." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. ME 7:455, Papers 15:393


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Mysticism and The New Physics

Another Michael Talbot book, first published in 1981 and revised in 1993, is another eye opener. The idea is this: Nowhere is the 'paradigm shift' - the radical change of perspective that is weeping the Western world - advancing so rapidly as in physics.

Mystics and 'idealists' have always propounded the idea that the world is an illusion. Now quantum physics is putting forward theories that reinforce this belief.

Until recently, the empirical approach of physicists such as Newton has taught us that the world exists with or without human consciousness to observe it. But we can never be totally objective about reality. The human mind, with all its preconceived notions and prejudices, always intrudes, even in the most scientific of experiments, making true objectivity impossible to achieve.

The new physicists state that reality is a combination of the laws of the physical world, quantifiable and unequivocal, and the subjective viewpoint of the observer. This 'omnijective view' of the universe challenges all our most deeply held scientific beliefs and could radically change the way we view reality in the future. As our constructs are amended to this shift in approach, we can anticipate monumental changes in Western thought.

In 1981, Roger Sperry of the California Institute of Technology won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering split-brain studies on the brain's left and right hemispheres. As a result of the award he was invited to write the lead article for the 1981 Annual Review of Neuroscience. Recipients of this honor usually write a review of the past year's accomplishments in a specific area of research. Sperry did something very different. In an article titled 'Changing Priorities' Sperry announced that, after spending a lifetime studying the brain, he had become disillusioned with the materialist and behaviorist doctrine that has dominated neuroscience for the better part of this century (20th). After long and careful thought he had come to the conclusion that science should not only stop disregarding consciousness, but recognize its extraordinary importance in the scheme of things. 'Instead of renoucing or ignoring consciousness...(we should) give full recognition to the primacy of inner conscious awareness as a casual reality.'

Sperry is not the only Nobelist to make such as statement. As a 1986 colloquium on the 'Unsolved Problems in the Science of Life' Nobel prize-winning biologist George Wald announced that as he nears the end of his life as a scientist he has been forced to make a similar assessment:

'A few years ago it occurred to me that...I had always thought of consciousness, or mind, as something that required a particular complex central nervous system and was present only in the highest organisms. The thought now was that the mind was there all the time, and the reason this is a life-breeding universe is that the pervasive, constant presence of mind has guided the universe that way...Our growing scientific knowledge...points unmistakably to the idea of a pervasive mind intertwined with and inseparable from the material universe. This thought may sound pretty crazy, but such thinking is millennia old in the Eastern philosophies...'

Omnijective - Pertaining to the belief that consciousness and the physical world are not separate, but form one fundamental arena of awareness which is omnijective as opposed to being subjective or objective.