Super Creative Sites That Will Kick You In The Gut and Keep You Coming Back For More | The Nonsense Society The following is my top 7 list of odd, zany, emotional websites that will kick you in the gut and keep you coming back for more. These kinds of sites are consistently most inspiring to me. They have the raw emotion that I crave and feed off daily. Both the concept and content of all these sites are creative. PostSecret Okay. a softer world This is an incredible combination of artsy photography and written word. a beautiful revolution I don’t think this one is as well known as the last 2, but it’s definitely a gold mine. explodingdog A nonsensical name (totally my style), but an inspiring artist. Awful Drawings This dude emailed me as I was writing this post (believe it or not) and I’m totally into it. FOUND Magazine Heard about this one a couple years ago and loved the concept. Nonsense Thoughts At the risk of looking like an ass-hole I am going to plug my own creation: Nonsense Thoughts.
Occupy Reality - Transcript People have been asking for a transcript of the little speech I gave at Occupy Wall Street on Wenesday November 9. It amounts to a one-page summary of my book Life Inc. (In other words, if you wonder how any of this could be true, read the book for the full story and documentation. I won't argue it out here.) My name is Douglas RushkoffI am humbled and honored to be amplified by your voices. You are not fighting against people, but against a machine.It was put in place over 500 years ago.By a wealthy elite - trying to repress a booming peer to peer economy.Those people are all dead, but their program lives on. They invented an operating system called central currency. The elite also invented software for that operating system.It was called the chartered monopoly. It is a program designed to extract value. We outsource our work, we outsource our savings, we outsource our borrowing, we outsource our investing - all instead of sourcing one another. The Long Extraction is Over.
Creative Ideas & Inspiration 10 Ways Our Minds Warp Time How time perception is warped by life-threatening situations, eye movements, tiredness, hypnosis, age, the emotions and more… The mind does funny things to our experience of time. Just ask French cave expert Michel Siffre. In 1962 Siffre went to live in a cave that was completely isolated from mechanical clocks and natural light. When he tried to measure out two minutes by counting up to 120 at one-second intervals, it took him 5 minutes. But you don’t have to hide out in a cave for a couple of months to warp time, it happens to us all the time. 1. People often report that time seems to slow down in life-threatening situations, like skydiving. But are we really processing more information in these seconds when time seems to stretch? To test this, Stetson et al. (2007) had people staring at a special chronometer while free-falling 50 metres into a net. 2. We’ve all experienced the fact that time seems to fly when we’re having fun. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Time is relative
Corporations Are Patenting Human Genes and Tissues -- Here's Why That's Terrifying November 23, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Do you think that granting corporations the rights of people in the Citizens United case is disturbing? As the Occupy movement fights against the unmitigated influence of corporations on our lives, author and medical ethicist Harriet Washington's new book, Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future, is a timely wakeup call to protect the very essence of human life from the medical-industrial complex. In a recent phone interview with AlterNet, Washington discussed the dark implications of corporate medical patents, how we find ourselves in this nightmarish scenario and what needs to be done to stop medical research profits from trumping human health. Brad Jacobson: The main piece of legislation that opened the door for corporations to begin patenting human life was the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980.
Origins of the Runes A reader directed me to a wonderful website called "Omniglot, a guide to writing systems", which illustrates examples of various alphabets of the world. By examining some of these we can begin to see the influences which may have led to development of the Germanic/Norse rune alphabets. It is commonly thought that the Etruscan and Latin alphabets were sources, but as you will see below, there may have been others, also. All of the data that follows are from the information and graphics from the Omniglot website. First, let's look at the major runic alphabets (called "futharks" based upon the first six symbols). Runes were used to write many languages including, Gothic, German, Frisian, English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Russian, Hebrew and other Semitic languages (due to trade relations with the Khazars, a Semitic tribe of traders of the Silk Road). The runes might be read from left to right or from right to left, even on the same artifact.
Aldous Huxley: The Mike Wallace Interview THE MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEWGuest: Aldous Huxley5/18/58 WALLACE: This is Aldous Huxley, a man haunted by a vision of hell on earth. A searing social critic, Mr. WALLACE: Good evening, I'm Mike Wallace. He's just finished a series of essays called "Enemies of Freedom," in which he outlines and defines some of the threats to our freedom in the United States; and Mr. HUXLEY: Well, I don't think you can say who in the United States, I don't think there are any sinister persons deliberately trying to rob people of their freedom, but I do think, first of all, that there are a number of impersonal forces which are pushing in the direction of less and less freedom, and I also think that there are a number of technological devices which anybody who wishes to use can use to accelerate this process of going away from freedom, of imposing control. WALLACE: Well, what are these forces and these devices, Mr. WALLACE: Uh-huh. WALLACE: Well, why should overpopulation work to diminish our freedoms?
Those who love you are not fooled... | Wisdom Commons Those who love you are not fooled... Confidence - Faith - Love Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused. Author: Unknown Contributor: ValerieT Africa Source Permalink Source (click to close) Source type: Website Alan Cohen "They're Singing Your Song" Viewed on July 23, 2011 Contribution #4368 See related quotes, proverbs, poetry, folktales, and essays about: Confidence - Faith - Love Comments Log in or Sign up to comment.