Why in the world can’t I make sense?

In the world, I can’t make sense!

Consciousness and Meditation

Science and Nonduality (SAND) is a five-day immersive experience where leading scientists, spiritual teachers, philosophers, artists, and a thriving international community gather to explore a new paradigm in spirituality, one that is based on timeless wisdom traditions, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience: October 21-25th, San Jose, California, USA.

Cutie & the Boxer POV Doc


Fugazi - Little Debbie

Fugazi - Little Debbie


little's mom goes crazy
she can't bring this world
through the middle of the house
through the house
in the middle of the night
mama [x9]
oh yeah
little debbie's mom goes crazy

from the club
9 kids sneak into the rec room
can't bring nothing through the house today
oh yeah
little debbie's mom goes crazy
oh yeah
little debbie's mom goes crazy


September eleventh has almost passed quietly, this week.

The Market that’s Free

I finally watched The Shock Doctrine. It was about how the “free” market started and what damage it ended up doing on poor people around the world! A free market is one that is “liberated” from restrictions. Basically, this means predators are let loose. It all started in the early twentieth century in Chicago with Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman who lectured and advised to shock a people. They would basically “raid the public sphere” after a man-made or natural disaster and then privatize all services. This may sound innocent enough, and Friedman assured all that it would maximize freedom for all; but in practice, a few people would make a lot of money while most people usually fell below the poverty line!

A few parts reminded me of some other reports/documentaries. There was a part about the military growing too powerful, and you don’t have to be a pacifist to be concerned. Sean McFate wrote The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order about how the use of mercenaries in war is basically getting out of control, and Mr McFate is an associate professor at the National Defense University. Something else that seemed familiar were the Canadian torture experiments. If I’m not mistaken, I first saw these in Adam Curtis’ Century of the Self. My guess is part two: “The Engineering of Consent”. The last familiar part was about the London financial market deregulation. I thought I also saw this first in a Curtis documentary, possibly The Mayfair Set. There’s a lot more to The Shock Doctrine, but I’ll let you watch it for yourselves!

Panopticon Documentary About Privacy

Watch the film. “Control on our daily lives increases, and privacy is under attack. But how exactly? And when are we going to feel the consequences?”

Low & High Pressure Cyclones

classical music

heard Danse macabre, Op. 40 thanks to GPAT and their airing of Classic Arts Showcase.

At least 70k rape kits remain untested in U.S. police depts

“police departments in 34 states have never taken an inventory of evidence lying untested on shelves, and police in 44 states lack guidelines of when to test rape kits.” pbs.org/newshour/bb/report/


Flight with Denzel Washington is actually a good movie!

Camus: The Absurd Hero

Suddenly, philosophy seems like a fine career. Before dying in a car crash, Camus wrote, if humans must continuously repeat an absurdity, the best they can do is enjoy the freedom of a struggle towards meaning: youtube.com.

All Along the Watchtower

“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief”
“No reason to get excited,” the thief, he kindly spoke
“There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke”

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Buber — a religious philosopher — believed that our perceptions of ourselves as small people are our worst enemies: Buber in Ten Minutes. He also believed that relationships take us closer to God and that using people takes us farther away. Secularly, using people also only partially engages ourselves while we get more out of symbiotic relationships. For example, in the former, we are not present in the moment.