BoingBoing
16 days
Unbeknownst to the subjects, the news stories they read included a precise mix of negative information about their chosen candidates so the effect of those messages could be measured as the negativity increased in intensity. The scientists thought that surely, at some point, after a person had chosen one candidate over another, a constant flow of negative information about that person would persuade them to reconsider their choices. They expected to see the backfire effect at first, of course, but they believed with enough persistence they might also discover its natural limit. DownloadiTunesStitcherRSSSoundcloud This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella.
The Event Chronicle
21 days
We have the ability to bring on The Event through our continued meditation. It is up to us to let the universe know exactly what it is that we desire and manifest it into reality. Please remember that Prepare for Change exists only because you are supporting this website by your donations. Please use the “PayPal donationsection in the right hand column of the website just under the Weekly Event Meditation. Checks can also be sent to the address in the transcript: Prepare for Change 4530 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022 LynnOK Cobra, now I’ll start with some questions that were submitted for this month’s interview. There is a claim that a NATO ship was sunk along with its 500 sailors by the Russians around Kaliningrad last month, is this true? COBRAIt has not been confirmed. (OK) AaronThere is another claim about the Creator ending all free will in order to put an end to all darkness on this planet, is that true? COBRANo.
BoingBoing
a month
In other words, just feeling correct is enough to stop your pursuit of new knowledge. We basically had to invent science to stop ourselves from trying to solve problems by thinking in this way. DownloadiTunesStitcherRSSSoundcloud This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse. Squarespace makes adding a domain to your site simple; if you sign up for a year you’ll receive a custom domain for free for a year.
Techradar
a month
You can use it as a YouTube search engine, enabling you to find music from the comfort of your desktop without having to invoke your web browser, or you can paste a YouTube address into it to start a download. There arent any fancy swarming features like youll find with torrent downloads, but as a cheap and cheerful way to get YouTube audio, Boom is hard to beat. Download here: Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom If you don't have a specific track in mind, check out MP3's themes to find music to suit your mood 3. MP3Jam Enjoy faster downloads and get the best sound quality but be aware of the limits If your YouTube requirements are a little more complex, check out MP3Jam. This free music downloader has multi-threaded file downloads, which means it can download from multiple sources simultaneously, and it can run multiple downloads at the same time too.
Techradar
a month
You can use it as a YouTube search engine, enabling you to find music from the comfort of your desktop without having to invoke your web browser, or you can paste a YouTube address into it to start a download. There arent any fancy swarming features like youll find with torrent downloads, but as a cheap and cheerful way to get YouTube audio, Boom is hard to beat. Download here: Freemake YouTube to MP3 Boom If you don't have a specific track in mind, check out MP3's themes to find music to suit your mood 3. MP3Jam Enjoy faster downloads and get the best sound quality but be aware of the limits If your YouTube requirements are a little more complex, check out MP3Jam. This free music downloader has multi-threaded file downloads, which means it can download from multiple sources simultaneously, and it can run multiple downloads at the same time too.
Max Keizer
a month
and we consider the British threat to the EU: ‘if you give us a bad Brexit deal, we’ll push regulation-lite, tax haven UK even further in a race to the bottom and shoot ourselves in the foot.’ Featuring: John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, Paul Monaghan , co-founding Director of the Fair Tax Mark and Miguel Alba , Policy researcher in private sector and tax policies in Oxfam Intermón, Spain Zonas LIbres de Paraisos Fiscales initiative . Produced and presented by Naomi Fowler for the Tax Justice Network. http://traffic.libsyn.com/taxcast/Taxcast_Jan_17.mp3 Download the mp3 to listen offline anytime on your computer, mobile/cell phone or handheld device by right clicking here and selecting ‘save link as’ It's also available on iTunes ‘I would like to see a world where…some of the…providers, if it was possible, such as Microsoft and Apple [were] potentially not being able to operate on these public service contracts and the quid pro quo would be those businesses that were trading ethically… could start to pick up the contracts that were being vacated by the tax avoiders.
BoingBoing
a month
Open Culture
2 months
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
2 months
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 .
The Event Chronicle
2 months
Most popular and relevant alternative media websites and social media pages are now being affected by this heavy censoring, including the ones related to PrepareforChange.net. What is the resistance planning to do to counter this desperate attempt from the cabal to stop the spread of truth? COBRAActually this pathetic attempt will back fire because when people who are only reading the main stream media learn about the so-calledfakenews, they would like to find out what is about this “fake news”, so they will start searching for alternative media and especially when lists of so-calledfake news sites” are published in the main stream media. It’s free advertising for those alternative web-sites and it brings more traffic to them. It is like the presidential race when he (Trump) was given a lot of publicity, free publicity in the media they were against him, but they gave him a lot of publicity and this was part of his key to his success.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
We see a series of films that depict throughout the summer, over the course of three months, all of our cities getting blown up, all of the seas destroyed by monsters, the space aliens, one after another. The Golden Bridge usually blows up two or three times in the course of the summer. New York is always destroyed. This is what we do and I just like to imagine what we would think, let's say, of the French if all their movies were about the Eiffel Tower blowing up. Or if every Italian movie that came out for three months had the Coliseum blowing up. We’d start thinking “these people are mentally ill. There's something wrong with these people. These people are not only showing us an anxiety but they are showing us a desire.” There is something here that's weird and we don't see it because it's us, you know. I look at this, I look at that, and then I look at current trends in American life, and I say maybe we're seeing the same thing.
Informed Comment
2 months
NPR News
3 months
In State College, Pa., Penn State campus minister Ben Wideman saw a post about the signs on social media. He asked his parents, visiting his sister in Harrisonburg, to pick up 10 signs. Now, he's printed and distributed hundreds. Beyond Tolerance My Muslim friends talk about how wonderful it is to see signs in Arabic around town, making them feel a little safer," Wideman says. "And our neighbor who speaks Spanish was moved to tears by seeing our sign in our yard." The thousands of signs across the country all stem from a single, black-and-white, hand-painted sign on one church in HarrisonburgImmanuel Mennonite. Pastor Matthew Bucher was definitely not setting out to start a nationwide phenomenon. His sign went up last year after he was "pretty disappointed" with the rhetoric of the primary debates, especially as directed toward people who weren't born in the U.
NPR News
3 months
BoingBoing
3 months
Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . This episode is sponsored by EXO Protein Bars . EXO makes all-natural protein bars using cricket flour, a sustainable and complete source essential amino acids, high in iron, that produce 100x less greenhouse gas than cows. Oh yeah, and you'll never know its crickets because they are delicious and designed by a three-Michelin-star chef. Get your four-bar sample pack by visiting EXOProtein.com/sosmart . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse. Squarespace makes adding a domain to your site simple; if you sign up for a year you’ll receive a custom domain for free for a year.
NPR News
3 months
) The song, "We're Inupiaq," includes a verse about how the students who wrote it view the Inupiaq language: Today is the day to start a plan; preserve our language, our culture our land. The future is coming our culture's slowly dying but what are we doing? We're not even trying. I used to speak the words I learned in class. The man said it's not as important as English and math. "We The Inupiaq" Rap, North Slope Borough School District YouTube Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR .
The Event Chronicle
3 months
Or if Earth were hit by a solar EMP , we’d be knocked back to the 1800s and once factories and machines start to rot from neglect it would take another century or two to get microelectronics back into production. So the whole robot apocalypse or matrix movie scenario is only possible, and likely, if everything else stays constant, if financial or geological singularities dont arrive first. Therefore if you forget all about fringe stuff for a moment, assume there’s no such things as aliens, no natural disasters, no nuclear war or anything, then we’re still heading toward the tech singularity at the very least. If instead we face setbacks caused by natural disasters or climate change or economic collapse, then we’re looking at a primitive dark age instead. What typically happens during a dark age? Well, you have a shift from centralized control and services to decentralization.
BoingBoing
3 months
For example, an engineer might only have friends who are also engineers with the exception of a painter or a pilot. “Go there, because the whole process of change, and prediction, and handling innovation, which is why I started the K-Web and this app in the first place, tends in general to be a surprise.” This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. You can add and arrange your content and features with the click of a mouse.
WhoWhatWhy
3 months
Peter Dale Scott: Well I think probably the first thing we want to see is who does he surround himself with? Who will be his Chiefs of Staff? Who will be his Secretary of State? Who will be his Attorney General? And then of course, he’ll probably assemble a coalition of people who start fighting each other, to some extent because he’s being so all over the map. Certainly, I think there’s going to be a huge gap between what he said he was going to do and what he actually does. That’s where I feel the deep state will kick in and if the president gets one thing done, like Obama Care, it’s a huge achievement, with Congress the way it is. Let’s talk about him first. He does certainly have skills and they’re conflicting. I think he suffers from egomania; that’s going to hurt him a lot; it hurt him at times in the campaign. But he’s much better at reaching people than we snobs thought he was and he’s smart.
BoingBoing
4 months
Why do people cheat? Why are our online worlds often so toxic? What motivates us to catch 'em all in Pokemon, grinding away for hours to hatch eggs? In this episode, psychologist Jamie Madigan, author of Getting Gamers, explains how by exploring the way people interact with video games we can better understand how brains interact with everything else. DownloadiTunesStitcherRSSSoundcloud This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus . Get unlimited access to a huge library of The Great Courses lecture series on many fascinating subjects. Start FOR FREE with Your Deceptive Mind taught by neurologist Steven Novella. Learn about how your mind makes sense of the world by lying to itself and others. Click here for a FREE TRIAL . There is no better way to create a website than with Squarespace. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process.
Techradar
4 months
It's fast and simple, but still manages to look good. Just add RSS feeds to your feedly and you're ready to consume content from your phone. If you're new to RSS and not sure where to start the app also has a range of topics you can browse through for inspiration. Free There are any number of reasons you might want to record a call, from having proof of what someone said to simply making sure you can refer back to it in case you miss or forget something. With Call Recorder ACR this is simple, as it will record both sides of a conversation and you can set it to start recording automatically or manually. So if you want you can leave it activated and have every single phone call recorded (although you'll need to let people know if you are). Or if you want to be pickier but not to have to manually start it you can tell it just to record calls from non-contacts, selected contacts or other filters.
NPR News
4 months
Queensland Emergency Services personnel are seen at the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Tuesday. Four people died after a malfunction caused two people to be ejected from their raft, while two others were caught inside the ride at the popular theme park. Dan Peled/AP Four people have died at an amusement park in Australia after an accident on a water ride on Tuesday. The victims were all adults — two men and two womenStuart Cohen reports from Sydney. The accident occurred at Dreamworld Amusement Park, a popular destination on Australia's Gold Coast, Cohen tells NPR. Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation Listen · 4:20 4:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed "> iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491531855/491531856" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Witnesses say the circular raft the people were in flipped over near the start of the ride," Cohen reports.
WhoWhatWhy
5 months
It's also the national security apparatus. Russ : Yes, it certainly is and that has been a focus of my reporting throughout my career. I kind of came added by accident because I was covering of various charities, the foreign aid humanitarian, aid organizations. I start discovering how many of them were cover for covert operations abroad where they were really trying to influence outcomes and governments in other countries. It is certainly in Nicaragua, Guatemalans, and really all over the world. There are covert structures everywhere. The national security apparatus is vast. I'm not just making this up. I mean, even there we usually try to classify their budget. They didn't want anyone of us to know the number of the total number of their budget and no accountability. The presidents don't have any grasp on any of this. There is one president who was actually told he couldn't know something because he was above his pay grade.
The Event Chronicle
5 months
(thank you) RichardCobra, is it necessary to clean up the astral level of earth before the Event can happen? COBRATo a great degree, yes, but the problem is not the Astral plane so much, the problem is the plasma plane which has to be cleaned quite much more than it is now. (thank you) LynnCobra, in a previous interview you said duality will end at the time of The Event. Does this mean we will become enlightened at the time of The Event? COBRANo. LynnWhat does it really mean, to “become enlightened?” COBRAEnlightenment means that you are becoming aware that you are coming in contact with your own true real identity which is The One so that contact is being made. It does not mean that the whole personality is already transformed but that transformation can really start at the moment of The Event. (thank you) RichardSo will people become enlightened after The Event.