The ‘Good Monk’ Myth

Buddhist monks walk through the Shwe Indein Pagoda near Inle lake in Myanmar Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters How the Saffron Revolution, which transformed Burma ten years ago, obscured uncomfortable questions about Buddhist nationalism by JOE FREEMAN One night in Rangoon last year, I met up for beers with a man who had participated in Burma’s Saffron Revolution, which saw tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns protest the former junta, prompting a brutal military crackdown 10 years ago this week. That I was meeting a monk for beers may seem odd, but this one had long since left the … Continue reading The ‘Good Monk’ Myth

An Astrologer’s Sex Guide for Men Who Don’t Care About Astrology

by Erin Taj Let me tell you something you probably already know: Women fucking love astrology. We’ve always been revered as vessels of the universe’s energies — from the ancient Grecian Goddess Artemis to conjuring queens in New Orleans. To be in touch with the universe as a woman is to be in touch with yourself. After all, the moon’s phases echo those of our monthly cycle. Not to mention, astrology serves as the cosmic guide for navigating our daily lives — both internally and externally. Let me tell you something else you probably already know: Men don’t give a shit about astrology. In fact, your eyes are … Continue reading An Astrologer’s Sex Guide for Men Who Don’t Care About Astrology

GEOSTORM – HOLLYWOOD INTRODUCES WEAPONIZED WEATHER AND GEOENGINEERING TO A DUMBED DOWN PUBLIC

by Buck Rogers, Staff Writer Waking Times  It’s hard to tell sometimes if art is imitating life, or vice versa. Add to that the fact that we live in a world heavily manipulated by a massive deep state apparatus with unlimited funding to experiment with the weaponization of any and all technology, and you may find yourself wondering if the big screen is trying to send you a wake up call. “In the future, the technology that controls the weather controls the world.” ~Geostorm Following in the footsteps of flicks like Independence Day and Armageddon, a new apocalypse-themed, big-budget movie introduces the concept of weaponized weather to … Continue reading GEOSTORM – HOLLYWOOD INTRODUCES WEAPONIZED WEATHER AND GEOENGINEERING TO A DUMBED DOWN PUBLIC

Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

Image Credit: Memphis Meats by Karla Lant   Memphis Meats Investing in Cruelty-Free Food In August, Richard Branson wrote a post on the Virgin website about his investment in Memphis Meats, which expressed his vision about the future of food: “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone. One day we will look back and think how archaic our grandparents were in killing animals for food.” Branson is one of several influential thinkers investing in a cruelty-free, sustainable … Continue reading Richard Branson: In the Near Future, We’ll Think It’s “Archaic” to Kill Animals for Food

Why Curiosity Can Be Both Painful and Pleasurable

Rawpixels.com / Shutterstock The emerging neurology of one of our most human characteristics. BY MARIO LIVIO An amusing anecdote involving Darwin epitomizes the power of curiosity in creative people. When Darwin arrived at Cambridge in 1828, he became an avid collector of beetles. Once, after stripping the bark from a dead tree, he found two ground beetles and caught one in each hand. At that point, he caught sight of a rare crucifix ground beetle. Not wanting to lose any of them, he popped one beetle in his mouth to free a hand for the rarer species. That particular adventure … Continue reading Why Curiosity Can Be Both Painful and Pleasurable

If You Suspect You Have Psychotic Tendencies, You Probably Love the R&B Group Blackstreet

by Jeff Gross The good, the bad and the ugly things we learned about our bodies today Do you find yourself putting Blackstreet’s seminal 1996 jam “No Diggity” on every playlist you make? Do you love Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”? If so, congratulations! You might be a psychopath. That, according to Pascal Wallisch, a clinical assistant professor of psychology at New York University, who might find himself regretting releasing his preliminary study on the connection between music and psychopathy. Wallisch told the Daily News that he tested 260 highly recognizable songs and found that 30 showed promise for predicting whether someone was a total fucking … Continue reading If You Suspect You Have Psychotic Tendencies, You Probably Love the R&B Group Blackstreet

ALL EYES ON THE PACIFIC RING OF FIRE AS MAJOR GEOLOGICAL EVENTS TRIGGER CONCERN

by Terence Newton, Staff Writer  Waking Times  It’s well-known that the world’s billionaires are spending a good chunk of their loot on preparations for the end of the world as we know it. They’re building luxury underground bunkers, stocking up on military-style hardware, buying up the world’s most precious farmland, and banking seeds to restart society after an inevitable and severe civilization crash. Given recent events catastrophic events including three devastating Atlantic hurricanes, serious earthquakes in Mexico, and apocalyptic wildfires in Western United States, it would be a matter of basic prudence for the common person to consider putting in at least basic provisions to … Continue reading ALL EYES ON THE PACIFIC RING OF FIRE AS MAJOR GEOLOGICAL EVENTS TRIGGER CONCERN