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Monday, August 31, 2015

Aware

Aware

The Decoupling of Intelligence From Consciousness

By Yuval Noah Harari
Adbusters.org
August 31, 2015

Throughout history, intelligence always went hand in hand
with consciousness.

The only intelligent entities were conscious entities.

The only ones who could play chess, drive vehicles, fight wars
and diagnose diseases were conscious - aware - human beings.

But intelligence is now decoupling from consciousness.

We are developing non-conscious algorithms that can play chess,
drive vehicles, fight wars and diagnose diseases better than us.

When the economy has to choose between intelligence
and consciousness, the economy will choose intelligence.

It has no real need for consciousness.

Within a century or two, Homo sapiens will disappear and
will be replaced by completely different kinds of beings.

Beings more different from us than we are different from
Neanderthals.



Yuval Noah Harari is Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem.

https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/121/aware.html

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sorting Through The Bullshit In America

Sorting Through The Bullshit In America

By John Grant
Opednews.com
August 28, 2015

One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so
much bullshit. ... The realms of advertising and of public relations,
and the nowadays closely related realm of politics, are replete with
instances of bullshit so unmitigated that they serve among the most
indisputable and classic paradigms of the concept.

- Harry Frankfurt, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy,
Princeton University, Author of, "On Bullshit"

In a recent news story a New York Times reporter referred to,
"The Siren Call" of ISIS propaganda that motivated three teenage
Muslim girls to fly from Britain to ISIS-controlled Syria.

The girls were clearly frustrated, facing anti-Muslim prejudice
and cultural pressures unique to Muslim girls.

They clearly found no solace in, "The Siren Call" of western,
market-worshipping consumer society.

The New York Times reporter did not characterize western
culture this way, but it might be so characterized.

The so-called Free Market is becoming a sort of religion.

The girls seemed caught in a delusional double bind,
driven by hope for more satisfying lives.

"[T]he girls spoke of leaving behind an immoral society to search
for religious virtue and meaning," the Times story reports.

At least one of the girls is now married to an ISIS member.

The question that interests me is how much of the competing
pressures working on such vulnerable girls amounts to what
Professor Frankfurt calls, "Bullshit."

Bullshit is taking over the world.

It's certainly become a staple of our culture.

ISIS and other religious entities employ it masterfully,
via social media.

When the Times reporter uses the phrase, "Siren Call" she's
using an antiquated, poetic term that carries some judgmental
or patronizing spin.

Reduced to its essence, the ISIS siren call would seem to be a form
of what Professor Frankfurt calls bullshit, calculating statements
and claims that exhibit no concern for the truth; influence and
power is the goal.

And as Frankfurt told Jon Stewart, the stuff is piling up
higher every day.

Marketing, advertising and public relations reeks of it.

Religion makes it sound holy.

In the struggle for the bottom line, bullshit consumes
more and more of the informational oxygen in the room.

Polarization is the rule everywhere, leading to factional struggles
that assure bullshit an honored space, as a devotion to the serious
search for truth becomes more a quaint and naïve posture.

Well, that is, unless the intellectual search is in the service
of business efficiency, technological advancement or profit.

The fact is, bullshit rules.

In a recent essay in Harper's called "How College Sold Its Soul ...
and Surrendered to the Market," William Deresiewicz writes that
what we used to call a "liberal education" -- a curriculum that
emphasized accumulating a breadth of knowledge and the capacity
for critical thinking in order to produce a responsible citizen -- is
being winnowed out of existence and replaced by institutions that
emphasize training to be a winner in what is called "neo-liberalism"
-- that is, market-oriented capitalism.

"It is not the humanities per se that are under attack," he writes.
"It is learning: learning for its own sake, curiosity for its own sake,
ideas for their own sake."

As an example, he cites how Florida Governor Rick Scott,
"has singled out anthropology majors as something that his
state does not need more of."

Scott has proposed raising tuition costs at Florida State Universities
for liberal arts majors.

This hits close to home, since I graduated in 1973 from Florida State
University with a major in English and Creative Writing, and a minor
in Philosophy.

I can appreciate where Governor Scott is coming from.

As a Vietnam veteran on the limited GI Bill, if I'd had to
pay more tuition for an English degree than for a degree
in Engineering at Florida State back in 1971, maybe I
wouldn't now be writing critical essays like this one about
America's need for serious change.

Maybe I'd be designing robotic assembly lines to produce
more useless consumer items with reduced labor costs.

Maybe I'd be rich like Governor Scott, who founded a
very successful private, for-profit health-care company.

He resigned as CEO just before it was hit with 14 felony
fraud charges and had to pay a record $600 million in
fines.

Scott came out smelling like a rose and went on to be
a venture capitalist and governor of Florida.

Now he wants to squash liberal studies.

In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker, a presidential candidate,
wants to rewrite the mission statement of the University of
Wisconsin by eliminating references to, "Public Service and
Improving The Human Condition" and the phrase, "Basic To
Every Purpose of The System Is The Search For Truth."

According to Deresiewicz, "The university's mission would
henceforth be to, 'meet the state's workforce needs.'

It's noteworthy that Walker is the rare politician without a college
degree; he completed 94 of the required 128 credit hours toward
a bachelor's degree.

Son of a preacher, he credits an American Legion sponsored youth
leadership program called Badger Boys State with inspiring him to
pursue political office.

An aside is in order, here.

The use of the term liberal can get a bit confusing.

Liberal as in Bernie Sanders and liberal as in neo-liberal are,
of course, contradictory.

It reminds me of when I was traveling in Sandinista Nicaragua
in the eighties how confused I was when I learned the bloody
tyrant Anastasio Somoza had been with the Liberal Party, which
was opposed to the Conservative Party.

As one who "loves ideas for their own sake," I soon realized it
was good to be confused: It helped get beyond unquestioned
assumptions and allowed one to analyze things on their own
terms.

Concerning Somoza's father, also a Liberal tyrant, Franklin
Roosevelt famously said: "He's a bastard, but he's our bastard."

This is a key distinction to understanding American foreign policy.

The elder Somoza's career ended when he was shot in the head by
a patriotic restaurant busboy who agreed with FDR 100 percent.

It's common knowledge now that politicians love to worship at the
trough of the free market, since they must feed on its nutrients to
run their ever-longer and ever-more-expensive campaigns.

They live a paradox.

As they pander to free-market, "Winners" their real talents come to
the fore when they're forced to spread layers and layers of bullshit
to appease the growing community of working class, "Losers" in our
ruthless, neo-liberal free market.

This pressure will only increase, as it has been suggested the
rocket-like rise of technological advancement in the corporate
workplace may make up to 40% of the current workforce
superfluous in coming decades.

Some of these neo-liberal-market losers will become immune
to the bullshit.

Some will turn to people like Bernie Sanders.

Some will run amok with guns in huge macho trucks.

No one is better at bullshitting the TV-addled working man
and woman than Donald Trump.

Thanks to his personal billions, he's not beholden to the
usual fat cats, and his Reality-TV instincts are impeccable.

We know it's all bullshit, but he's so incredibly good
and entertaining at it it's impossible to turn away.

Better than anyone, he knows that presidential election campaigns
have become major American entertainment cycles.

Celebrities gouging and biting to obtain power.

What better Reality TV could anyone come up with?

Instead of a new car or a million bucks, the ultimate
winner gets to be President of the United States.

Benito Mussolini coined the term fascism from the ancient Roman
magistrates' symbol of power, the fasces, a battle axe surrounded
by sticks that represented the people huddling up to his power.

One man recently said of Trump, "He's my microphone."

Accordingly, the Trump symbol might be a silver microphone
surrounded by plastic cocktail stir sticks.

Deresiewicz again: "Neo-liberalism believes that we have reached
the end of history, a steady-state condition of free-market
capitalism that will go on replicating itself forever. The world
is not going to change, so we won't need young people to imagine
how it might. ...All we need to do is ... run faster and faster."

He tells how educating youth in ideas and thinking used to be
considered a critical function of an evolving society.

Then he concludes, "If there was ever a time that we needed
young people to imagine a different world, that time is now."

Deresiewicz cuts to the chase: "Instead of treating higher education
as a commodity, we need to treat it as a right. ...That means
resurrecting one of the great achievements of postwar American
society: high quality, low- or no-cost mass public higher education."

It's called leveling the playing field.

Then there's race.

Many thought the election of Barack Obama meant the end of
racial conflict in America.

Not so.

As someone recently pointed out, the Obama presidency was
actually an important milestone that kicked off a new period
of examination of race in America.

Donald Trump and his pallid-by-comparison Republican colleagues,
would all make, "America Great Again" by pumping up the military
even more and further empowering the neo-liberal financial,
"Killers" at the top -- to borrow Trump's favored characterization
for, "Dealmakers" like himself.

The choice is becoming stark:

More of the same neo-liberal, free-market empowerment of the
rich at the very top -- or thoughtful, serious social reform for the
betterment of all Americans.

For me, it's a no-brainer:

It's about more of the same bullshit ... or beginning to talk real sh*t
for a change.



John Grant is a 65-year-old American who served in Vietnam as a
naive 19-year-old kid. From that moment on, He's been studying
and re-thinking what US counter-insurgency war means. He has
lived outside of Philadelphia, where he is a writer, photographer
and a video filmmaker and he has been a member of Veterans For
Peace for 27 years.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Sorting-Through-the-Bullsh-
by-John-Grant-Advertising_America_American-Capitalism_Bullshit-
150827-302.html

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Great Awakening

The Great Awakening

By SaLuSa
Via - Jerry Wizman
August 26, 2015

Having read of the significant changes that are said to be
manifesting at the end of September, you are cautiously
approaching it.

We know that many of you are eagerly waiting to see what
happens, when you will be moving through a higher and purer
field of energy.

Caution is wise in any event as with the best of intentions
information is given to you in all good faith, only for the
circumstances to sometimes change.

Many may experience this change and more are certain by the
end of the year, including portals that will open and raise the
consciousness of Humanity.

We will not be unduly surprised as to whatever happens,
as the changes are destined to take place very soon.

More will certainly follow as the New Age begins to become
established.

However, do not expect too much too soon, as there is much
work to be done in particular to distribute the funds.

Even by our standards it will take some time to reach you all,
yet it will be judged as an exceptional achievement by you.

We have planned well for this time and are well prepared for
what lies ahead.

By your standards we have unlimited resources to call upon to
carry out our tasks, so you can be assured of great strides once
things really get under way.

It is what you have been promised for many years
and we commend you for your patience.

Meantime we keep the dark Ones in check as we
have done so for many years.

We would explain that in terms of our ability to prevent another
World War, that would most likely have commenced sometime in
the latter part of your last century.

As we have explained previously, we have to leave certain
situations to be played out naturally.

We cannot interfere with the consequences of your actions,
unless the Higher Authorities allow it.

Some of you are concerned about family or friends who seem
to be unaware of the significance of the end times.

We would ask you in the kindest way not to be concerned as all
souls will be exactly where they are meant to be by the beginning
of Ascension.

You cannot change their future for them, as they have already
made their decision even if they cannot recall it.

By your vibrations you will find yourselves on a path that is correct
for your continued evolution, as you find your way back to the
Light.

Be assured that those souls who have difficulty in lifting themselves
up, are given every help to awaken to the truth.

They are treated with love and kindness as all souls are.

For those of you who know that you are ready to ascend, we ask
that you give help where it is needed, as you will be able to judge
which level to use.

If not already, we believe that before very long many of you will,
“feel” the changes in the vibrations but if not it does not mean that
you are not benefitting from them.

You need to remember that as a collective you are made
up of souls that are at many different levels of evolution.

This is why evolution on Earth offers a quicker way to progress.

Yet it is always a two edged sword as you can also go astray
more easily.

If you feel unready to ascend do not admonish yourselves as you
have as long as you like to progress, as in reality there is no such
thing as time.

All is in the Now meaning you can eventually go backwards
or forwards in time. You will understand more easily when
you have moved into the higher dimensions.

Indeed it will answer many questions that you now have.

"The Great Awakening" is taking place and as time passes so more
and more souls will respond to the higher incoming vibrations.

Clearly you will gradually become aware of the changes,
and pleased to be lifted up out of the lower ones.

The overall effect will be the sharing of powerful energies resulting
in even more Light being brought to Earth, and so it shall continue
until it reigns supreme.

However, we must call upon you to fully support the Light,
and do your part to ensure it is spread far and wide.

Always keep your focus on your goal and do not become fearful
regardless of what is occurring around you.

Bear in mind that you have worked for eons of time experiencing
life in the lower dimension, knowing that ultimately you would
have the opportunity to rise up again.

That time is now and we rely upon Lightworkers to help
bring the new energies into being.

Certainly you will be able to progress far more quickly now
that the Illuminati have had their power severely reduced.

So much so that they can no longer succeed in their plan to control
the population of Earth, and reduce their status to one of slaves.

So you can go ahead with your plan for this lifetime, knowing
that you have a marvellous opportunity to succeed.

Soon you shall become able to identify Galactic Beings who
have incarnated upon Earth by their actions and words.

They shall become more outward in their work knowing that it
is comparatively safe to be recognised for what they represent.

When Lightworkers come together their power increases two fold
or more, and they present a formidable group that continues to
grow all of the time.

You will find your leaders amongst them who will
share their advanced knowledge with you.

In turn they will be supported by Higher Beings who will
also give the benefit of their most advanced knowledge.

So you can see that once matters start to quicken
advances will take place in quick succession.

The Galaxy has waited for signs that show the Earth is rising up,
and thanks to your dedication it is accepted that such progress
has been achieved and that its continued success is guaranteed.

In the Greater Plan all proceeds well so do not let negative reports
or actions in any way lessen your determination to succeed in your
work.

Where things seem to have been affected by negative actions,
please bear in mind that not everything is as it appears on the
surface.

Sometimes karmic situations are the result of actions long
since passed.

Simply consider that necessary lessons are being learnt that
need to be cleared, because they cannot be carried forward.

The New Age is a time of cleansing that will ensure that all of
the lessons will have been brought to a conclusion and finalised.

Thank You, SaLuSa

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Montauk Project

The Montauk Project

By Keith Coast
Via - Nancy Fuster
August 24, 2015

The Montauk Project was a series of secret United States
government projects conducted at Camp Hero or Montauk
Air Force Station on Montauk, Long Island for the purpose
of developing psychological warfare techniques and exotic
research including time travel.

Jacques Vallée describes allegations of the Montauk Project
as an outgrowth of stories about the Philadelphia Experiment.

A "Time Traveler" who spent two years in the future year of,
"2749" tells all.

Al Bielek discusses what he remembers from his six weeks
spent in the year 2137 and the two years he spent in 2749.

One thing that I should stress is that many of the events
he described as having happened, is happening now in our
present time.

The New World Order takeover and devastating climate change
to name a few.

Al describes what he remembers after he jumped off the U.S.S.
Eldridge on August 13th 1943 – Date of the Philadelphia Experiment:

· He found himself with his brother, Duncan Cameron, in a
hospital of the future for 6 weeks, recovering from radiation
injuries.

· The medical system of that future used vibrational
and light treatments.

· The TV programs were educational and news programs.

· That’s where he noticed that earth changes caused a lot of
geographical changes that began in beginning of 21st century
until 2025.

· The coastlines and interior of the U.S. and Europe
were drastically different from the way they are now.

· The water level had risen and Florida
was reduced to the panhandle only.

· Atlanta, GA was only 3 miles from the ocean.

· The Mississippi became an inland waterway.

· The Great Lakes became one large lake.

· The U.S. Infrastructure had collapsed.

· The U.S. and Canada were no longer refered to as nations.

· A loose form of local martial law existed 2137.

· Central government was gone.

· The magnetic poles of the earth started to shift but in that time
line an artificial pole structure was created to prevent the collapse
and reversal of the magnetic poles.

· As a result, the poles did not flip.

· The worldwide population was reduced to 300 million.

· The U.S. population was around 50 million.

· He claims that between 1954-2000 our government worked with
the aliens acquiring technology, back and forward engineering all
their technologies.

· The problems began between 2003-2005.

· The new world order was taking over the planet but then a war
developed.

· At some point a war broke out between the Russians/Chinese vs
U.S/Europe.

· A number of U.S. cities were destroyed.

· The new world order collapsed.

· The government has the technology to reduce radiation damage
and nuclear waste within a few days, even now but refuses to use
it for political reasons.

· In the future, the technology is used to clean up
the radiation left from WW3.

· He then found himself, inexplicably,
in the year 2749 for nearly two years.

· He talks about what he learned while he was there.

· Then he was taken back to 2137 to pick up Duncan,
after which they were both taken to 1983.

· There were ground based and floating cities.

· The floating cities could be moved to different parts of the earth.

· The Synthetic Intelligence Computer System
was a computer system that ran everything.

· There was no government.

· It was a huge crystalline floating structure.

· It interviewed them telepathically.

· The structure of society was completely socialistic.

· The basic needs for survival were taken care of for everyone.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Black Solidarity With Palestine

Black Solidarity With Palestine

By Black For Palestine
August 21, 2015

On the anniversary of last summer’s Gaza massacre, in the 48th
year of Israeli occupation, the 67th year of Palestinians’ ongoing
Nakba (the Arabic word for Israel's ethnic cleansing)--and in the
fourth century of Black oppression in the present-day United States
--we, the undersigned Black activists, artists, scholars, writers,
and political prisoners offer this letter of reaffirmed solidarity
with the Palestinian struggle and commitment to the liberation of
Palestine’s land and people.

We can neither forgive nor forget last summer’s violence.

We remain outraged at the brutality Israel unleashed on Gaza
through its siege by land, sea and air, and three military offensives
in six years.

We remain sickened by Israel’s targeting of homes, schools,
UN shelters, mosques, ambulances, and hospitals.

We remain heartbroken and repulsed by the number of
children Israel killed in an operation it called, “defensive.”

We reject Israel’s framing of itself as a victim.

Anyone who takes an honest look at the destruction to life and
property in Gaza can see Israel committed a one-sided slaughter.

With 100,000 people still homeless in Gaza, the massacre's effects
continue to devastate Gaza today and will for years to come.

Israel’s injustice and cruelty toward Palestinians is not limited to
Gaza and its problem is not with any particular Palestinian party.

The oppression of Palestinians extends throughout the occupied
territories, within Israel’s 1948 borders, and into neighboring countries.

The Israeli Occupation Forces continue to kill protesters—including
children—conduct night raids on civilians, hold hundreds of people
under indefinite detention, and demolish homes while expanding
illegal Jewish-only settlements.

Israeli politicians, including Benjamin Netanyahu, incite against
Palestinian citizens within Israel’s recognized borders, where over
50 laws discriminate against non-Jewish people.

Our support extends to those living under occupation and siege,
Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the 7 million Palestinian refugees
exiled in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine.

The refugees’ right to return to their homeland in present-day
Israel is the most important aspect of justice for Palestinians.

Palestinian liberation represents an inherent threat to Israeli settler
colonialism and apartheid, an apparatus built and sustained on
ethnic cleansing, land theft, and the denial of Palestinian humanity
and sovereignty.

While we acknowledge that the apartheid configuration in
Israel/Palestine is unique from the United States (and South
Africa), we continue to see connections between the situation
of Palestinians and Black people.

Israel’s widespread use of detention and imprisonment against
Palestinians evokes the mass incarceration of Black people in the
US, including the political imprisonment of our own revolutionaries.

Soldiers, police, and courts justify lethal force against us
and our children who pose no imminent threat.

And while the US and Israel would continue to oppress us without
collaborating with each other, we have witnessed police and
soldiers from the two countries train side-by-side.

US and Israeli officials and media criminalize our existence, portray
violence against us as “isolated incidents,” and call our resistance,
“illegitimate” or “terrorism.”

These narratives ignore decades and centuries of anti-Palestinian
and anti-Black violence that have always been at the core of Israel
and the US.

We recognize the racism that characterizes Israel’s treatment of
Palestinians is also directed against others in the region, including
intolerance, police brutality, and violence against Israel’s African
population.

Israeli officials call asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea,
"infiltrators" and detain them in the desert, while the state has
sterilized Ethiopian Israelis without their knowledge or consent.

These issues call for unified action against anti-Blackness,
white supremacy, and Zionism.

We know Israel’s violence toward Palestinians would be impossible
without the US defending Israel on the world stage and funding its
violence with over $3 billion annually.

We call on the US government to end economic
and diplomatic aid to Israel.

We wholeheartedly endorse Palestinian civil society’s 2005 call for
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel and call on
Black and US institutions and organizations to do the same.

We urge people of conscience to recognize the struggle
for Palestinian liberation as a key matter of our time.

As the BDS movement grows, we offer G4S, the world’s largest
private security company, as a target for further joint struggle.

G4S harms thousands of Palestinian political prisoners illegally
held in Israel and hundreds of Black and brown youth held in its
privatized juvenile prisons in the US.

The corporation profits from incarceration and deportation
from the US and Palestine, to the UK, South Africa, and Australia.

We reject notions of, “security” that make any of our groups
unsafe and insist no one is free until all of us are.

We offer this statement first and foremost to Palestinians,
whose suffering does not go unnoticed and whose resistance
and resilience under racism and colonialism inspires us.

It is to Palestinians, as well as the Israeli and US governments,
that we declare our commitment to working through cultural,
economic, and political means to ensure Palestinian liberation
at the same time as we work towards our own.

We encourage activists to use this statement to advance solidarity
with Palestine and we also pressure our own Black political figures
to finally take action on this issue.

As we continue these transnational conversations and interactions,
we aim to sharpen our practice of joint struggle against capitalism,
colonialism, imperialism, and the various racisms embedded in and
around our societies.

Towards Liberation,

http://www.blackforpalestine.com/read-the-statement.html

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Liars

Liars

By Jeff Prager
August 20, 2015

They lied about Tonkin, the USS Liberty, the Maine, and
Pearl Harbor.

They lied about JFK, RFK, MLK, and John; all assassinated.

They lied about 911.

They lied about Vietnam.

They lied about Iraq.

They lied about Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia,
and Gaza.

They lied about South Africa.

They lied about the Congo.

They lied about Rwanda.

They lied about Nicaragua, Honduras, and Panama.

They lied about Haiti, Indonesia, and Korea.

They lied about the flu vaccine, Gardasil, GMO's,
and food irradiation.

They lied about cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, and fluoride.

They lied about pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

They lied about cell phones, wifi, and mammograms.

They lied about amalgam fillings, lead in paint, and DDT.

They lied about Columbus, the Two-Party System,
and the Federal Reserve System.

They lied about fiat money, veterans’ benefits, and Agent Orange.

They lied about Fukushima radiation, Oklahoma City,
and the American Indian genocide.

They lied about the state of the US economy.

You know darn well that they've lied to us about
every damn thing from Kindergarten to old age.

They are uncontrolled, compulsive liars and fabricators, makers of
illusions, the creators of delusions.

You think this time they're telling the truth?

Come on!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Can Mass Extinction Lead To Something Better?

Can Mass Extinction Lead To Something Better?

By Thom Hartmann
OpEdNews.com
August 18, 2015

Every day we hear more and more about the disasters that we face
if we continue to rely on fossil fuels for our main energy sources.

And while we used to hear about the warnings as dangers far off
in the future -- now we know that the effects of climate change
are happening today.

And that the effects are more extreme than we originally predicted
even two or three years ago.

But what would happen in the worst case scenario -- what would
happen if -- like Elizabeth Kolbert warns in her most recent book
climate change caused mass extinctions across the planet Earth?

According to new research -- it could actually accelerate evolution
on Earth.

New research from the University of Texas at Austin used simulated
robot brains that were programmed to improve at a task from one
generation to the next.

In that way -- the robot brains were designed to evolve to be
better at a specific task.

For the robots in the study -- the task was to walk on two legs.

After several robot "generations" -- a number of different robot
behaviors had evolved to achieve the goal of walking.

But not all of those behaviors were useful to the goal of walking.

So the researchers "killed" 90% of the robot populations to simulate
a mass extinction.

And they found that the robot brain survivors began adapting
and evolving much quicker than any groups had before the event.

Which makes a lot of sense according to modern evolutionary
theory.

You see -- Charles Darwin described evolution as what happens
when creatures mutate and adapt very slowly over generations
of time to best adjust to their surroundings and their environment.

But he was looking at the Galapagos Islands -- which had
been relatively unchanged for thousands of years -- and he
most famously described evolution using the island's many
finches as his example of what we call "divergent evolution."

But Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould came up
with a slightly different theory in 1972.

They agreed that Darwin's evolution described most of what
humans have actually seen while we've been on this planet.

But they added that there are also catastrophes and sudden
changes that cause "rapid destruction" that also drive evolution
and drive it much more rapidly.

And that's what the researchers at University of Texas
at Austin confirmed with their robot brain experiment.

Here's how it works:

When a mass catastrophe occurs -- like the asteroid impact that
wiped out the dinosaurs, or the researchers' robot-brain genocide
or human-caused climate change -- it doesn't wipe out ALL LIFE.

It only kills MOST life -- but among those who are left as survivors
include the creatures that are already best suited to adapt to the
catastrophe -- and to survive in the post-catastrophe world.

In other words -- the creatures that survive are already mutants.

And what happens when most of life is wiped out and the mutants
are most of what's left?

The mutants -- the ones that used to fit neatly into an evolutionary
niche within a larger group -- they can all of a sudden start
changing to make use of the niches that the extinct creatures used
to take up.

They begin to rapidly take on "new" traits that wouldn't have been
useful to them before -- because there's no other competition in
those niches.

What the researchers found -- is that the "mutants" that were most
flexible before a mass extinction event will blossom and begin
rapidly adapting within a small population that has survived a mass
extinction event.

Eventually -- the less adaptable "non-mutants" will either die off or
be subsumed into the genetic pool of the more adaptable mutants.

So what does all of this have to do with climate change?

The fact is -- we're headed for a mass extinction event if we
continue to pump fossil fuel resources out of the ground and
burn them into the atmosphere -- and if we continue to let
our oceans acidify and life in the oceans die.

With the research from the University of Texas at Austin in mind,
and with Eldredge and Gould's theory in mind, we can wonder
about who the mutants are and how humanity and the rest of
life on Earth might suddenly rapidly evolve after a climate change
caused mass extinction event.

After all, as dark of a subject as it is, it's fascinating to consider.

But why don't we just avoid the whole debacle and cut fossil fuel
subsidies and invest in a clean and renewable future?

One could even argue that by driving climate change,
we're helping life along by speeding up evolution.

But a frankly far more prudent course is to keep the mass
extinctions to the computer made robot brains, and work
on preserving the life on Earth that already surrounds us.



Thom Hartmann is a Project Censored Award-Winning New York
Times Best-Selling Author, and Host of a nationally syndicated
daily talk program on the Air America Radio Network.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Can-Mass-Extinction-Lead-t-
by-Thom-Hartmann-Catastrophe_Climate_Mass-Extinction-150814-
313.html

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Great Tribulation

The Great Tribulation

By Jamond Sunla
August 16, 2015

NOTE: NO ONE KNOWS WHEN THE GREAT TRIBULATION IS GOING
TO START. THESE ARE THE SIGNS OF IT BEING NEAR.

Type September 23rd 2015 into Google Maps... The Destination
Will Shock you.

It takes you to, "CERN" the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

If you don't know what CERN the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
this will explain it in a little more detail.

CERN the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and
most powerful particle collider, the largest, most complex
experimental facility ever built, and the largest single machine
in the world.

Now here is were we go deep.

On September 23rd, 2015 is, "GOD'S DAY OF ATONEMENT."

The Day of Atonement, Is the Holiest day of the year for
Israel and Israelites.

(12 Tribe's of Jacob) The central themes are atonement
and repentance.

A·tone·ment
noun
reparation for a wrong or injury.

rep·a·ra·tion
noun
the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying
money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.

According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each person's fate
for the coming year into a book, "The Book of Life."

Daniel 12:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

12 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which
standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time
of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that
same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every
one that shall be found written in the **book**.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the
firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the
stars for ever and ever.

Revelation 20:15

King James Version (KJV)

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life
was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:27

King James Version (KJV)

27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth,
neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but
they which are written in the Lamb's book of life

Now let's go deeper.

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be used to open,
"The Abyss" (Hell), by opening a, "Portal" Which will allow,
"Demons" to come thru and cause, "Hell on Earth."

Here's a major fact and it's in Scripture.

Revelation 9:1-2

King James Version (KJV)

9 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven
unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless
pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke
out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun
and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Universal Life

Universal Life

By Halteres
August 15, 2015

Life Is Atomic

The Experience
Of The Universe
Vibrates Within You

You Were Born
With The Cosmos

Live As Part Of It
And You Will Never Die

Anything Is Possible
Probable Inevitable

Be fearless And Without Doubt
There Is Nothing Unknown

Feel Your Elemental Self

It Speaks The Truth
With Divine Circumstance
You Are All Powerful

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A New Quest

A New Quest

By John Michael Greer
Adbusters.org
August 6, 2015

It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact these tectonic
shifts will have on contemporary culture.

Ideas, institutions and ways of life forged in an era of prolonged
economic contraction and environmental blowback.

As they collapse, other ideas, institutions and ways of life will have
to be found and deployed, and that work of rebuilding will have to
be done amid the stresses and unpredictable impacts of a troubled
time.

It’s a harrowing task and the one source of reassurance I know is
that the other human societies, in other ages, have managed the
same thing within the hard limits of the resources, opportunities
and wisdom available to them at the time.

Seen from another perspective, however — the perspective of
the emerging religious sensibility — the time ahead of us takes
on a different meaning.

At the heart of the older sensibility that’s now guttering out
around us was a daring, if not necessarily wise, attempt to break
free of the natural world entirely so that humanity could launch
itself beyond all limitations and break through into eternity and
infinity.

The religions, the intellectual movements and ultimately the
superlative technological achievements of Western civilization
were all pressed into service in making that attempt.

In a certain very limited sense, that effort succeeded.

A modest number of human beings were tossed briefly outside
the atmosphere and circled around our planet for a while before
returning home, while a handful went further still, to stand on
the surface of the Moon or orbit through the void surrounding it.

Their voyages may well provide our descendants with a powerful
symbol of the subtler but equally real journey of billions of people
in the world’s industrial societies, who managed to talk themselves,
for a while, into believing that they were outside nature, superior
to it, waiting only for some final dramatic change — spiritual,
social, technological, or some blending of the three — to bring
ordinary existence to a close forever.

In a deeper sense, though, the grand attempt to transcend the
human condition forever has been a resounding flop and its failure
has brought harsh consequences to the biosphere that supports us
and to our own humanity.

The task before us at this point in the turning of time’s wheel,
though, is prefigured by those short journeys outside the
atmosphere that simultaneously fulfilled and betrayed the
dream of the space age, that strange cultural phenomenon
that briefly loaded hopes of transcendence onto a collection
of rocketry.

Once the astronauts had finished gathering rocks, taking photos
and pursuing their other chores on the Moon, the remainder of
their journey beckoned: not a leap further outward through
some bleaker void to some yet more desolate destination, but
the simple task of returning to the living planet they had so briefly left behind.

That same task awaits the people of the world’s industrial
nations today.

We have taken the old quest to break free from nature and
the human condition very nearly as far as our considerable
technological powers would permit, and in the process,
created landscapes — spiritual, cultural and in some places
physical as well — very nearly as bleak as the Moon’s silent
and airless wastes.

Whether that was a good idea or a bad one, a choice or a necessity,
a triumph or a terrible failure, is ultimately less relevant than the
fact that the effort has run its course.

A different quest calls us now, murmuring through the emerging
religious sensibility of our age, rising stark before us in the cold
gray dawn of a world after progress: to return to the living Earth
and come to know it again as the whole of which each of us is a
part.

After all our wanderings, it is time to come home.

— John Michael Greer, After Progress

https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/120/new-quest.html

Monday, August 3, 2015

Time

Time

By Jitter Flowers
August 3, 2015

Today is Monday, August 3rd, 2015, the 21st Century, of the 3rd
Millennium, of the Holocene Epoch, in Quaternary Period, in the
Cenozoic Era, inside the Phanerozoic Eon, on planet Earth, of the
Sol Solar System, in the Milky Way Galaxy, located in a cluster
called the Local Group, among infinite other Galaxies, contained
in infinite other Universes.

Time is so limitless, yet so short.

What are you doing with it?