Monthly Archives: December 2011

Like A Planet

“To survive, our minds must taste redwood, and agate, octopi, bat, and in the bat’s mouth, insect. It’s hard to think like a planet, but we’ve got to try.” -James Bertolino art: Eder Muniz

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Aspirations for an Imperfect Comet

If you are currently unaware of what is going on regarding the seemingly impending passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, PLEASE read up and speak up.

 Passing the NDAA would be an unbelievable tragedy: the end of habeas corpus … Continue reading

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Pogo, the guy who made the really awesome video/song of remixed sights and sounds of South Africa, just released the second song of his “remixing the world” series, and this one is made out of footage from Bhutan. Autotuned Buddhism … Continue reading

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Apo Gaga

Here is the interview with the 17th Karmapa that I did with my former colleagues Rachel and Joan (video). Image: Bernag Chen (Black Cloak) via

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fillin’ potholes

“Sever the ties of hope and fear, attraction and repulsion, and remain in equanimity in the understanding that all phenomena are nothing more than projections of your own mind.” -Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche                 … Continue reading

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Knowledge Reigns Supreme

KRS-1 on 2012: “I am sending this “Aztechnical” video out in hopes that it sparks discussion and dispels fears. The first verse deals with the actual Mayan calculations themselves and shows how governments and corporate entities of all sorts use … Continue reading

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The King and I

“Many of the borders between cultures have blurred in today’s world. Sherpas on Himalayan peaks can watch pop stars on iPhones and teenagers in Michigan read ancient Buddhist texts on the internet. Yet as modernity and the information age bring … Continue reading

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children’s drawings painted realistically

via elezea

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Get The Money Out

This is possibly the most honest, passionate, and on point three minutes and forty seconds I’ve ever seen come out of a corporate media outlet, “a rare moment of clarity from the mass media.” “People of the United states of … Continue reading

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The Engines of Power

“Power is by nature latent until a force sets it in motion. What starts up the engines of power, whether they be tanks and fighter jets and nuclear weapons or diverse individuals linked by a shared cause and modern technology? … Continue reading

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