"Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that's wrong," Ferguson said.
Savannah, Georgia is considered one of the most haunted cities in America. In fact it has been named the “Most Haunted City” by investigators from the Travel, History and Discovery channels. The city’s list of historic haunted places include places like the Kehoe house and the Hampton-Lillibridge house.
But now, with blacks beginning to talk about their encounters with the ghost of officer MacPhail, the city’s historians may be forced to add a new presence to their many tales.
While officer MacPhail died in 1989, only now are blacks who claim to have been harassed by his poltergeist coming forward with their stories. Many, fearing legal reprisals, have remained silent.
The conviction has been growing among many physicists that the brain is an interactive system with a quantum mechanical macrostructure as an important complement to the classical neuronal assembly.
The classical and quantum components of the brain-mind interact within a basic idealist framework in which consciousness is primary. The classical/quantum distinction is purely functional. Its essence is one. Experienced mental states arise from the interaction of both classical and quantum states.
The quantum component of the brain-mind is regenerative and its states are multifaceted. It is the vehicle for conscious choice and for creativity. In contrast, because it has a long regeneration time, the classical component of brain-mind can form memory and thus can act as a reference point for experience.
The archetypal component of the thought is revealed by its inherent uncertainty: If we concentrate on the content of thought, we lose sight of the direction in which the thought is heading. If we concentrate on the direction of a thought, we lose sharpness in its content. Its features (instantaneous content) equate with the position of physical objects; association (movement of thought in awareness) is like momentum in objects.
Between manifestations thought exists as transcendent archetypes - as does the quantum object with its transcendent coherent superposition (wave) and manifest one-faceted (particle) aspects.
Research shows spatial coherence of brain waves during meditation proportional to the degree of pure awareness that the meditator reports. Studies of remote viewing, mutual hypnosis, and group meditation have shown coherence of brain waves of participants sharing consciousness states.
As in therapeutic rapport or co-consciousness,
"two subjects interact for a period until they feel that a direct (nonlocal) connection has been established. The subjects then maintain their direct contact from within individual Faraday cages at a distance. When the brain of one of the subjects responds to an external stimulus with an evoked potential, the other subject’s brain shows a transfer potential similar in form and strength to the evoked potential."
Before the supervention of consciousness, the brain-mind exists as formless potentia (like any other object) in the transcendent domain of consciousness. When nonlocal consciousness collapses the brain-mind’s wave function, it does so by choice and recognition, not by any energetic process. Thus, “conservation of energy” is not violated in the mind/matter interface.
Goswami postulates the need for an EPR-correlated quantum network, stating “It has to be there.” Perhaps this is Buckminster Fuller's vector equilibrium matrix, and Thomas Bearden's zero vector summation, which describe how matter “jitterbugs” into and out of existence in quantum “creationism.”
According to this idealist interpretation, consciousness chooses the results of a single quantum measurement - that is, nonlocal unitive consciousness. The intervention of the nonlocal consciousness collapses the probability cloud of a quantum system.
In the manifest world, the selection process involved in the collapse appears to be random, while in the transcendent realm the selection process is seen as choice. Our consciousness chooses the outcome of the collapse of the quantum state of our brain-mind. Since this outcome is a conscious experience, we choose our conscious experiences - yet remain unconscious of the underlying process.
It is this unconsciousness that leads to the illusory separateness - the identity with the separate “I” of self-reference (rather than the “we” of unitive consciousness). The illusory separateness takes place in two stages, but the basic mechanism involved is called tangled hierarchy, which is a way of achieving self-reference. The self arises because of a veil of discontinuity, an infinite oscillation. Out of discontinuity comes the veil and self-reference.
Mystics call it the Veil of Isis or The Abyss.
The self of our self-reference is due to a tangled hierarchy, but our consciousness is the consciousness of the Being that is beyond the subject-object split. There is no other source of consciousness in the universe.
The self of self-reference and the consciousness of the original consciousness, together, make what we call self-consciousness.
“Experience shows that a very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed; since all cities which have a reputation for good government have a limit of population. We may argue on grounds of reason, and the same result will follow: for law is order, and good law is good order; but a very great multitude cannot be orderly.”
Fresh as a daisy, inside and out. No more waking up groggy-headed with morning breath, crusty eyes and headaches. No more foul body odors, indigestion, intestinal wind, skin rashes, oily and falling hair.
Doesn’t that all sound appealing? By…
except i still eat me some unprocessed lean meat stuffs seared baby yum yum yum
ATLANTA — Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.
Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential bioethics commission. The meeting was triggered by the government’s apology last fall for federal doctors infecting prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis 65 years ago.
U.S. officials also acknowledged there had been dozens of similar experiments in the United States - studies that often involved making healthy people sick.
An exhaustive review by The Associated Press of medical journal reports and decades-old press clippings found more than 40 such studies. At best, these were a search for lifesaving treatments; at worst, some amounted to curiosity-satisfying experiments that hurt people but provided no useful results.
Inevitably, they will be compared to the well-known Tuskegee syphilis study. In that episode, U.S. health officials tracked 600 black men in Alabama who already had syphilis but didn’t give them adequate treatment even after penicillin became available.
LOL! The TSA is going to start collecting DNA this summer. Lovely! As if I needed another reason to never, ever fly again. Rising oil prices and the market shying away due to privacy concerns, how long until the airlines get a giant “too big to fail” bailout?
I mean it’s not like tax money (which is stolen) isn’t already going to prop up these companies. Had the market prevailed, security would be handled privately. Thanks to marketability and competition these disgraceful practices would never be perpetrated. Why? Ask yourself, would you pay to be violated when attempting to fly? No.
NASA’s Messenger probe is currently orbiting close around the Sun in preparation for its mission to Mercury. While making its lonely orbit, Messenger snapped this amazing photo that shows all the planets (plus our Moon) in one big family photo.
The i09 article below has links to bigger better photos, and more details.
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
Despite MoveOn.org and SEIU taking a leading role — along with a number of other sponsors including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, George Soros’ Media Matters, the Apollo Alliance and the Sierra Club — the National Park Service has confirmed that the Saturday rally’s permit was requested by and issued to the International Socialist Organization, a group committed to building a “future socialist society.”
“[T]his culture as a whole and most of its members are insane. The culture is driven by a death urge, an urge to destroy life. A few years ago I was talking with Ward Churchill about how stupid it was of the Nazis to keep meticulous records of their atrocities, even when these records led at least a few of them to the hangman. He responded, ‘What do you think GNP is?’
I’d long known that production is the conversion of the living to the dead, but I’d never made the connection that GNP is really nothing more than the sum of these atrocities, with ledger sheets being the enumeration of the awful details. Wall Street was formed as a market for slaves, and now functions as a market in slavery, and a market for futures built on planetary murder.
He continued, ‘Not only do they have to kill the wild and the people of the wild, but they have to record it all, and they have to do this without acknowl- edging to themselves that they are making lists of the murdered. So they hide that behind all sorts of fancy financial jargon, so many millions of board feet of timber, so many tons of fish, so many dollars in their bank accounts. But those are records of the dismemberment of the planet. And the accumulation of dol- lars is, as we both know, just an excuse for the primary destruction.’”—Derrick Jensen (via cuntymint)
“The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”—Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country, 2005 (via soulofawomanwascreatedbelow)
Russia and Japan have yet to sign a formal treaty ending World War II hostilities, due to the dispute over the four South Kuril Islands, former Japanese territory annexed by the Soviet Union at the end of the war.