To be truly free is both very easy and very hard. We avoid the horror of our enslavement because it is so painful to see it directly. We dance around the endless violence of our dying system because we fear the attacks of our fellow livestock. But we can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see. Wake up… to see the farm, is to leave it.
Credit: ZenGardener: Just Wondering…
I peruse many news sites, looking for humanity. The television in my home has become a source of unbelievable exasperation. It is on, constantly (not by my hand) and I cut it a wide path. If I stop for one moment to look at it or take in any of its insanity, I wind up locked in a battle of wits with an inanimate object, screaming at it as if my reactions to it will have any effect. But, I digress.
Anyway, I surf the Internet, reading, searching…looking for humanity. If you dig deep enough through the pages and pages of fluff and flash that Google and Bing like to sling in your face, you can usually come up with some heart warming stories or an article or two that brings tears to your eyes from laughter.
Then, there are times when Matt the Drudge boy posts a link to something that leaves you speechless. And, here we have it. From The Independent in the UK:
Zen And The Art Of Fund Management
Bankers are apparently turning to transcendental meditation to alleviate the otherwise intolerable stress of their work. Poor lambs. Michael Lewis, the famed chronicler of Wall Street excess, suggests some more, shall we say, appropriate ways for masters of the universe to unwind.
Apparently, the Banksters and their ilk have turned to “transcendental meditation” to help them deal with their daily stress. I’m partially amused and partially horrified. The first thing that strikes me is their use of the term “transcendental.” It’s an adjective meaning surpassing, superior, beyond ordinary, extravagant…
This article was written by a Michael Lewis and it is very tongue-in-cheek, as I would expect from the Brits (I guess he is a Brit; I haven’t a clue who he is, other than what is listed in the article). I can imagine his eyes rolling as he typed. Certainly, mine have. His humor is spot on.
Anyway, these Wall Street idiots are now meditating. They aren’t meditating to strengthen their immune systems or to understand the Universe or to send positive energy to Mother Earth or to try and make the world better. No. These whiny bastards are meditating to try and get an edge over each other and, presumably, to lower the stress levels that inevitably come about when you screw people (unless you are a psychopath and, then, you aren’t stressed nor do you need to meditate to alleviate that which you don’t suffer from).
Oh, and they aren’t just meditating. They are practicing transcendental meditation…meditation that is somehow better than the average person’s meditation. The level of absurdity that these people function at boggles a normally functioning mind. They have this incredible ability to take something pure and beautiful and, completely twist it out of shape…in this specific case, the use and the meaning of meditation. I’m reminded of the scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves where Robin gets away from the Sheriff of Nottingham by cutting the rope to the light fixture…
Sheriff: Locksley! I’m going to cut your heart out with a spoon!
Robin: Then, it begins.
Guy of Gisborne: Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?
Sheriff: Because it’s dull, you twit! It’ll hurt more.
Deranged people will do that…twist intent. Now, Marines, SEALs and Seabees will adapt, improvise and overcome. They would use a spoon for a weapon if necessary. But, that’s training and that’s for another post.
There is one thing that I hope Wall Streeters discover during their “transcendentalism”…their souls. Hmmm…not likely.
Here in America, this was reported nowhere in the in-your-face, 24-hour television news cycle. I stumbled across this on one of my alternative news sites. ABC News was the only agency to pick it up but, its glossy little article was only on its website and the tone of story was something along the lines of “…oh, gee, isn’t this cute…”
I encourage anyone reading this to dig. I don’t believe in coincidences, anymore. After MH370, I hope the Europeans crawl all over this…because it stinks.
It did not identify the military force, which Austrian media said was the NATO western military alliance. NATO had no immediate comment.
The Telegraph: 13 Planes Vanish From Radars Over Europe
An air-safety investigation has been launched after 13 planes flying over Europe disappeared from radar screens in two “unprecedented” blackouts, leading to reports stating air traffic control systems had been hacked.
“The disappearance of objects on radar screens was connected with a planned military exercise which took place in various parts of Europe … whose goal was the interruption of radio communication frequencies,” the Slovak air traffic services said.
Mail Online: Flights Briefly Vanish From Austrian Air Traffic
…a report in the Kurier newspaper said as well as in Vienna in Austria, flight controllers in Munich and Karlsruhe in Germany, and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Bratislava in Slovakia also reported related problems.
A total of 13 aircraft suddenly vanished off radars for about 25 minutes on two occasions over Austria and neighboring countries, Austria’s flight safety monitor said, calling for an EU probe into the “unprecedented” incidents.
I wish I was a writer by trade with all of the neat “writer accoutrements”, i.e. wordsmithing and brutal, biting wit. I just don’t have it.
Fortunately, I can point to those who do and grab examples. Miss Melissa nails it!
If I was part of an alien race watching this sick debacle from the safe distance of outer space, it’d be like a reality TV show of a perpetual train wreck that I’d be too frozen in horror to look away from even as it melted my eyeballs out of the sockets.
Compilation. OMG. WTF.:
Read Melissa Melton’s complete Activist Post article here. Laugh or cry…whichever comes first.
Really? Possessing THINGS is important enough to lead to abusive behavior? Has anyone noticed that this is getting worse every year?
From My Fox DC: Black Friday Wal-Mart Scuffle
From The Chicago Tribune/WGN: Cop Dragged & Shoplifter Shot At Kohl’s
From The San Bernardino Sun: Wal-Mart Brawl Sends Officer To The Hospital
From NBC Philadelphia: Stun Gun Fight Inside Philadelphia Mall
From CBS DC: Two Men Arrested For Wal-Mart Parking Space Stabbing
From News 8 Now Las Vegas: Las Vegas Holiday Shopper Shot Over A TV
From CBS Las Vegas: Shoppers Knocked Down At Utah Wal-Mart
From Fox News: Salvation Army Kettle Swiped In Winston-Salem
From Click Orlando: Christmas Trees Stolen In Pensacola
Honolulu ant hill:
Macon, Georgia, couldn’t even wait until Friday:
This guy was kicked out of a Wal-Mart for filming:
Retards on camera. Infowars calls this a “Zombie Plague”. How apropos:
The noise is deafening. SMDH:
Mark Dice pulls no punches. Calls shoppers “parasites”. Hmmm…:
And, after all that…
Black Friday Savings Are A Hoax
Folks, pay attention to this. Pay very close attention. If and when our federal government collapses, these brawls will seem minor in comparison to what’s coming.
From The Metro UK…
An exhausted northern hawk owl rests on a canoe’s deck.
The exhausted and soaking northern hawk owl was found stranded in Lake Tuusula, north of Helsinki by local adventurer Pentti Taskinen.
The owl was taken safely back ashore and dried off before it was able to fly to the forest.
Poor little guy. How adorable…
Smart meters are bad news. Seriously. These things should be outlawed. Not only have there been reports of skyrocketing bills and privacy invasion but, the radiation that these things give off can ravage your health. If you refuse and say no to the installation of one, you are charged a one time hefty fee and a monthly charge. Nice, huh?
This technology has destroyed jobs because they don’t need to be read by a human. They just transmit their data and boom, the power company knows how much power you are using. Apparently, they can also tell which appliance(s) you are using and there is the potential to, say, shut off your appliance(s) or cut your overall power when they determine that you are using too much. They might have the ability to know when you are home and when you are not. Talk about Big Brother.
Stop Smart Meters is a terrific website with lots of information. It is a gateway to all things “Smart Meter” and “EMF”. Check it out.
Dr. David O. Carpenter, Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, former head of the New York State Dept. of Public Health and is a graduate of Harvard Medical School warns of the health dangers:
This video shows how aluminum foil can block the radiation:
Aluminum mesh does the same:
You can buy a Smart Meter Guard but, he’s charging $100:
This woman claims that her smart meter drove away bees and bats:
A Glendale, CA, woman was persistent and got her analog meter put back on. I don’t know if the city is charging her a fee for having that done but, her health was a definite issue:
Smart meter rollout has been delayed for a year in the UK. I hope we can stop this in the states. We have enough trouble with EM fields from computers, cell phones, cell towers and Wi-Fi. Don’t even get me started on curly fry lights (thank you Mark Steyn).