Archive for the ‘This Just In Department’ Category

Eckhart Tolle – Online Meditation Nov.11

06/11/2012

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle, who we certainly think has a few good things to say,  will be providing an opportunity for a world-wide live meditation broadcast event for their community friends on November 11 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST (London time). This free event is their way in helping to raise the consciousness on the planet and bring Eckhart’s message of peace, stillness and awakening to as many people as possible.
You will need to pre-register here.
Click here to view what time this event will be broadcasted in your area.
From Tolle’s Website: “We invite you to experience this powerful process and collective energy with us on November 11. We are excited to see you then.”

Outward Bound Plans to Reopen Mazama, WA Basecamp

13/07/2012

Three Fools Peak, Paysaytan Wilderness

An Outward Bound base of operations in Washington State will be reopened according to the Northwest Outward Bound School Board of Directors. I’m glad to hear this good news, as I spent many a day there when working for OB, and like many instructors, still consider it my other home.  This just in..

“On Monday, several members of the Washington Advisory Council (Steve Smith, Josh Cole, Dave Betts, Wyatt Southworth-Thomas, Julie Weis) drove to Portland to present a few options for the potential reopening of the Mazama basecamp. The following has been released from the board of directors of the Northwest Outward Bound School:

“The Northwest Outward Bound School Board of Directors has enthusiastically committed to reopening the Washington Program and the Mazama Basecamp for the 2013 season. How robust this programming will be has not yet been determined, but

OB student rappels in the North Cascade Wilderness

Northwest Outward Bound School Board, staff, and volunteers look forward to offering powerful programs in a spectacular setting. Reviving the program has taken the effort, commitment, and dedication of dozens of people on the Washington Advisory Council and the Friends of Mazama group, and moving from this decision to program implementation will take the support of many more people. For this to come to fruition, we need to raise a significant amount of funding, and we accept gifts through our website (www.nwobs.org) or at 31520 E. Woodard Street, Troutdale, OR, 97060. Your contribution toward this effort will make it a reality. We wish to thank all of those who have given time, energy, and funds to get us to this place and to all of those who will offer support in the coming months.”

– NWOBS Board of Directors

May 1st, A National Boycott

29/04/2012

A friend just pointed out comedian Lee Camp’s YouTube message calling for a national “buy nothing/strike/call-in-sick” day. This  message is worth considering. Post your comments, let us know what you think. For us, we’ll be doing nothing on May 1st.

Lee Camp: A Call-out for a National Boycott

 

“This Just In” Department

01/12/2011

Keith Richards, Breathing: The drug of choice

Quotes:
“The best drug is breathing. I mean, heroin is fantastic, until you’ve had too much of it and then you’re likely to be dead.”
Keith Richards,
The Rolling Stones interview, The Guardian, through the Otago Daily Times, New Zealand

Another study proves it, breathing ranks right up there with the best of drugs. According to Eckhart Tolle, the breath is one of the doorways to the present moment, the now. And being fully present means being conscious. Sounds like a great alternative to the heroin route.

Scientists: DNA Reprogrammed by Words, Frequencies

28/11/2011

Scientists Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies
By Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf at Wakeup-world.com

DNA

THE HUMAN DNA IS A BIOLOGICAL INTERNET and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self healing, affirmation techniques, unusual light/auras around people (namely spiritual masters), mind’s influence on weather patterns and much more. In addition, there is evidence for a whole new type of medicine in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies WITHOUT cutting out and replacing single genes.

Only 10% of our DNA is being used for building proteins. It is this subset of DNA that is of interest to western researchers and is being examined and categorized. The other 90% are considered “junk DNA.” The Russian researchers, however, convinced that nature was not dumb, joined linguists and geneticists read the rest of this story..

Obama approves GMO Crops

08/02/2011

The Revolution will begin our food supply
Over the past 12 days, the Obama administration has unbelievably chosen to approve two biotech crops, Roundup Ready genetically modified (GMO) alfalfa and Roundup Ready genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets. Obama’s recent approval of them will allow them to be planted as early as this spring, despite widespread acknowledgement that these crops are certain to contaminate both conventional and organic farmers non-GMO crops. Their approval only benefits one company — Monsanto.

These decisions are a devastating blow to our democracy and the basic rights of farmers to choose how they want to grow food on their land and the rights of consumers who increasingly choose organic and sustainably grown food for its positive health and environmental impacts. Click here to join us in telling President Obama that it’s time to stand up to Monsanto and reject these GMO crops today.

We Are What We Eat

30/06/2010


What’s for Dinner?

Excerpt from the excellent Sept’09 Issue of  Orion Magazine.
By Jennifer Sahn

Midwife/Middle School Teacher, TX

Bartender, goes to sleep @ 8AM

What’s For Dinner? Mark Menjivar wants to know. His curiosity about the eating habits of his fellow humans fueled a photography project that speaks volumes the twenty-first century hunter-gatherer. In home after home, he performed that age-old ritual of opening wide the refrigerator door , hoping to find something good, something that beckons. Be he wasn’t looking for something to eat; he wanted to document this semi-private domestic space to capture  in time the contents of the refrigerator as a testament to how we live and what we live on. It was, as one of his subjects suggested, like asking someone to pose nude.

“Each fridge is photographed “as is,” says Menjivar, No funny business is at play here, and it’s all on display….
To read the full article: check online with Orion Magazine to purchase the September’09 back issue.

To see more of Mark’s study of Americans on display via the fridge, see more fridge images on his website.
Thanks for Mark Menjivar for letting us reproduce his two images here on MSI’s blog.

Fake Accounting, Greed and Oil

21/05/2010

By John Perkins
Sent by email, also published in the Huffington Post

John Perkins

While countries around the world continue to watch their economies collapse, and Goldman-Sachs leaders testify to Congress about how they manipulated both their shareholders and the American public, we are also faced with a tragic oil spill on our most fragile coastlines.
The sad truth is that oil, greed and fake accounting work hand in hand to empower those who have — and significantly disempower those who do not.
In my book, Hoodwinked I talk about the 30,000 Ecuadorians who filed a lawsuit against Texaco (since purchased by Chevron). The company destroyed vast sections of rain forest and the toxic wastes from its operations allegedly killed many people and made many more chronically sick. (more…)

This Just In Department

27/02/2010

Art Exhibition at Art 3

“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.”
Buddha

Thanks to Tom Pirozzoli for sending this quote on one of his emails. Tom also happens to be a participant at Artist’s Reception and Art Exhibit on  Thursday March 4th  11 am-2 pm  in Art 3 Manchester, NH, USA

Why We Need Live Music, #3

08/01/2010

Quote From: Ellis Paul’s Discussion Board

Artist and Audience Create the Event?

“Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world’s greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see.” — Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

Thanks to Michael Thoma for sending this quote.

I add that music performances are about entrainment rather than entertainment. Whether you are the audience or the performer, it’s the energy between the two that make the event happen. A lot of new performers hesitate, or would-be performers never get up on stage,  because they think they have to be perfect. Yes, having some technical expertise to make it sound kind of good is important, so the audience enjoys the sound, but far more important is the intention of whoever is on stage. For that reason I say,  stand up and be counted as a musician, regardless of your ability.

When I show new guitar players a few chords to get them going, I always tell them the first rule in music is to have fun. The second rule is to make is sound good if you can, just so the cat doesn’t climb the walls. And the third rule is never let a grouchy music teacher, or someone that criticizes you because they don’t get the entrainment principle,  ruin rule number one. More on entrainment in music or sound? For more, read this , or this.