The Event Chronicle
12 days
By Greg Anthony Greg interviews Leo Zagami from Rome about the Knights of Malta, The Pope’s hypocrisy and the sick story about the perversions of Italian priest Don Andrea Contin caught and taken into custody for pimping women on the altar of his church as well as forcing them into acts of bestiality with dogs, horses and pigs, to name only a few of the animals. Leo talks about this story in the second half of the broadcast. The story has only appeared and it has been front page news there for several weeks. The Vatican has remained silent but word is other priests, Bishops and even a Cardinal may be involved. http://www.arcticbeacon.com/greg/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/FA-1-27-17-IJ-Fri.mp3 Here is a link to an Italian story that hit the news stands [January 27th]. http://www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/s… More from The Independent ... Italian priest faces defrocking for ‘organising orgies on church propertyDon Andrea Contin is accused of having 30 lovers and taking trips with them to a naturist swingersresort By Shehab Khan An Italian priest faces defrocking after allegations were made that he organised orgies on church property.
MintPress News
a month
Erdogan acts right now on his belief that the biggest threat is the Iraqi or Syrian Kurdish militia coming together inside the border. Turkey has problems with its own Kurds, and what the government sees as the main threat is the reunification of Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish populations in Syria and Iraq and the possibility of an independent Kurdish state over there. So now they’re fighting ISIS. Turkey wasnt fighting ISIS for a long time, now they’re fighting ISIS also to keep good relations with the U.S., but also keeping the Kurds at bay. Also, Turkey doesnt want the Kurds to be the closest U.S. ally the Syrian Kurds, especially the most reliable opposition to Assad forces and ally to the U.S., and it is the only, maybe, secular opposition in Syria. It’s multiple nations’ interests and multiple sectarian groups in Syria, it’s a huge mess.
Open Culture
a month
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Open Culture
a month
They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
NPR News
2 months
A member of the congregation painted their sign by hand. "It was a collaborative effort," Bucher says. A few months later, a group of local Mennonite pastors was trying to find a way to "say something positive," says Nick Meyer, a pastor at Early Church in Harrisonburg. So they decided to take the sign's message and spread it more broadly. A friend of Meyer's, Alex Gore, turned the trilingual message into a simple, colorful yard sign, and they printed up 200. The pastors distributed them, encouraging church members to pair the sign with concrete acts of outreach to their neighbors. The signs spread throughout Harrisonburg, a small city of some 50,000 people. U.S. Young American Muslims Face Pressure, Are Optimistic Of Increasing Tolerance "I had a bike accident last week and it happened to be right outside of the mosque," Bucher says. "And I looked at it and I saw one of our signs and I was like, 'This is awesome – I feel really cared for at this moment!' " As Mennonites visiting Harrisonburg brought signs back to their home communities, the message spread to other towns.
NPR News
3 months
The Event Chronicle
3 months
What the Stone, Grail, and Ark have in common is that they are physical things imbued with a supernatural energy. What kind of energy are we talking about? Well, it’s what the mystics would call etheric and astral energy, which is just subtle energy and the same stuff that our soul is made out of. Not only does our body have a soul, but the universe itself has a soul, and this is what the ancients called the Demiurge. The Demiurge is the ocean of etheric and astral energy that surrounds us, and it has its own artificial intelligence. It’s a giant thoughtform that acts as the mainframe of the Matrix. Or you could think of it as a living energy field that underlies physicality and fashions reality out of pure quantum potentiality. So, what shamans and alchemists and magicians and aliens and black ops scientists have known for a long time is that if you can control this demiurgic energy, this etheric and astral layer of existence, then you can control physicality.
NPR News
5 months
The Huffington Post
7 months
BoingBoing
a year
When your identity becomes intertwined with your definitions, you can easily fall victim to something called The No True Scotsman Fallacy. It often appears during a dilemma: What do you do when a member of a group to which you belong acts in a way that you feel is in opposition to your values? Do you denounce the group, or do you redefine the boundaries of membership? In this episode, you will learn from three experts in logic and argumentation how to identify, defend against, and avoid deploying this strange thinking quirk that leads to schisms and stasis in groups both big and small. This episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast is the third in a full season of episodes exploring logical fallacies. The first episode is here . DownloadiTunesStitcherRSSSoundcloud This episode is brought to you by Trunk Club . Like Netflix for clothes, a professional stylist helps you define your new look, and then your new clothes arrive at your doorstep in a special trunk.
MobileNations
a year
Customize your computer and master the Terminal with these tips, tricks, and Terminal phrases. Welcome back to Coding Corner ! Last week, we introduced OS X's Terminal , and now we're going to go over some great interface and user tweaks you can execute to customize your Mac. These tricks are often simple and can help you spruce up your Mac far beyond what the System Preferences window allows. So, without further ado, 15 great tricks you can execute in Terminal. Tweak the Finder Want to see hidden files, or copy Quick Look text? There are quite a few "defaults" commands that let you alter how the Finder looks or acts. 1. Show hidden files and folders Want to see all the hidden files and folders OS X has to offer — or you simply can't find a file you hid? Just use this command in Terminal: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool TRUE killall Finder To re-hide all your files, just change the TRUE to FALSE .
The Huffington Post
a year
The Huffington Post
a year
Proactive Investors USA
2 years
But I think Greece would be better with an exit and debt repudiation. With what they theoretically agreed to, it is going to be very, very difficult for the Greeks and the country to survive in that environment. So we will see how that plays out as events unfold. Even other governments within the ECB might reject it. So there are still a lot of acts to be played. So you dont think that the situation will settle just because they reached a deal? You think the Greek crisis is going to continue? Well, of course the fundamental problem, which was very much expressed by Mr. Varoufakis, is that Greece is broke. He said it probably three months ago now. The fact is that they are broke and have around 25 percent unemployment. Theyve been undergoing a recession for five years. So how do you expect somebody whos broke to pay up? Normally, when someone is broke, they go through a chapter 11 bankruptcy or something in order to get out from under debt.
The Huffington Post
2 years
The Huffington Post
2 years
The power of a Ten Day Silent Retreat is profound and long lasting. However, if you are not ready to commit to a week and a half of silence, then start here . Final Words In starting a practice, do not worry about the end of goal of complete liberation just yet. Whether affirming the self, chanting mantras, or focusing and cleansing the mind with Anapana-sati, college will bring a host of challenges and tribulations. Meditating on a regular basis at this level acts as fortifications to a mind engaged in spiritual warfare. We spend hours gaining knowledge of the world through the eyes of other scholars in college. Carefully, we triangulate our own opinions based on religion, science, and philosophy. The meditations above ask you to hold a mirror up to yourself and look deeply. Here, these exercises change the individual not at the behavioral level but rather at the most fundamental level of analysis: the ego.