CHETHANEE /cher-ther-nee/ (n) - mind: What is... →
chethanee: “Volition is kamma” - Anguttara Nikaya Kamma (Karma), literally means action or doing. Any kind of intentional action whether mental, verbal or physical is regarded as kamma. It covers all that is included in the phrase, “Thought, word and deed.” Gernerally speaking, all good and bad actions…
Catskills Hunters Support Occupy Wall Street With...
benpopkenwrites: The trailhead to Mount Tremper was the last place I expected to find pro-Occupy Wall Street posters. But there they were, just a few miles southeast of Phoenicia in upstate New York, taped to the wall along the parking pull-off. More pix inside. Read More
Why are they on our streets? →
The homeless problem enrages me, not because of the people being there, but the lack of concern demonstrated by others, and the obvious limitation of society to create a solution to the ongoing likelihood that there will be people on this path. To live without the fetters of rent or mortgage does not make you bad nor good, but it makes the counting of you more difficult if we only measure the...
If the world was no longer structured such that a living space was not limited to typical units, but to patterns of movement, how would that look in terms of human habitat? Instead of dens, overhangs or grazing zones or sheltered coombes? We would need sleeping space, cooking space, bathing space…and clean up time…
Occupy Oakland? oh. wow. huh. →
Mass arrests of peaceful protesters by the Oakland Police, kettling them and then ordering them to disperse with nowhere to go, then announcing that they have all been arrested. or Latimes Damage assessment: from a volatile Occupy protest that resulted in hundreds of arrests the day before and left the historic City Hall vandalized after demonstrators broke into the building, smashed display...
If we have read much Shakespeare, we might be aware that he seems generally to...– Terry Eagleton presents Master Shakespeare’s stance on ACTA, SOPA, PIPA and intellectual property. (via panishka)
European parliament’s ACTA monitor quits in... →
The European Parliament’s independent monitor for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) resigned Friday in protest after 22 European Union member states signed the anti-piracy treaty Thursday.
crookedindifference: fyeahafrica: THE RAPE OF THE SAMBURU WOMEN For more than fifty years, England has maintained military training facilities in the Samburu region of its former colony, Kenya. During this period, women in the area have faced an epidemic of rape. Women from the Samburu, Massai, Rendile and Turkana indigenous communities have filed more than 600 official rape claims...
As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this...– President Obama’s statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (via barackobama)
Belief is the death of intelligence.
pleasuresighs: As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence. The more certitude one assumes, the less there is left to think about, and a person sure of everything would never have any need to think about anything and might be considered clinically dead under current medical standards, where the absence of brain activity...
We have entered the “Great Turbulence,” a period of high amplitudes, rapid...– Paul Saffo (via kateoplis)
Their bills have had mixed success and usually die before being brought to a...– The next SOPA – Marco.org (via robot-heart-politics)