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Bill Maher: Election Electroshock Therapy

Are you feeling electrified or electrocuted by the 2016 presidential election? Are you in shock? As a remedy of laughter and realism, please watch Bill Maher on HBO. I laugh because it hurts to cry.


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Would Trump Dump Democracy?

SOME in the GOP wish they could dump Trump, but do millions of Americans wish to see Trump dump democracy?

Trump’s most fervent followers want Donald John Trump to be the 58th President of the United States, whatever it takes to get the job done, democracy be damned. This scares me because a Trump victory in the electoral college looks increasingly difficult or doubtful if not downright impossible. With less than two weeks to go before  Election Day, The Donald is shouting about “conspiracy” and a “rigged” election.

Despite ample researched evidence that widespread vote tampering is not possible and is not happening, depute ample researched evidence that individual voter fraud is relatively rare, despite facts and logic, a Reuters poll show half of the electorate believes Trump about the election system begin rigged, The belief casts doubt on the entire democratic process, from local town councils to national government.

In a brazen act of hypocrisy and chutzpah, like a child having a temper tantrum, “man-baby” Trump refuses to accept the voting results will be valid “unless I win!” He plays the blame game to deny how he shot himself in the foot with his sexist, racist, and xenophobic outbursts.

Instead of thinking matters through, Trump’s most ardent True-Believer followers parrot his words, and some threaten to act on them by launching a violent revolution if he loses.

Why would Trump do and say such things, and why is all this surreal absurdity so dangerous for America and the world?

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Donald Trump points at others for his problems instead of looking within himself.

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Flying Solo: A Rite of Passage

CROWS call this mornings outside the Echo Park duplex in Los Angeles where Melissa and I are staying as I recuperate from September 13 cancer surgery. Crows and ravens are old totems for me, heralding deep changes in my life. Their presence this morning seems appropriate as as I prepare for tonight’s performance of “Flying Solo.”

The Flying Solo personal growth theater program was developed in Los Angeles by Revs. Patrick Feren and Rita Andriello, then at the Global Truth Center in North Hollywood. They introduced the program on Kauai this year after moving to Hawaii three years ago to start the Center for Spiritual Living Kauai. CSL previously  called Religious Science and Science of Mind.

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Restart: A Site and a Life

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AMID  the restart of my life after the second cancer surgery, I’ve installed a new site theme, chosen by Melissa. Navigation requires clicking the line stack in the upper left corner or scrolling to the bottom of every screen. As time allows, I will work on making navigation better. Meanwhile, here’s an interim menu bar:

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The site redesign reflects a life redesign. My restart occurs on every level.

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Isao Hashimoto: Time-Lapse Video of All Nuclear Explosions on Earth, 1945-1998

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto created this beautiful yet terrifying time-lapse map of the 2,053 nuclear explosions on earth between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May 1998. The video leaves out all tests since 1998, including North Korea’s questionable nuclear tests.

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever that country detonates a nuclear weapon. A running tally appears on the top and bottom bars of the screen. look for the national flags to pop up as countries enter the “nuclear club.”

Hashimoto began the project in 2003, saying his goal was showing “the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” The video starts very slowly  in 1945 and builds momentum with the crescendo starting around 1962, tapering off only recently. The overall effect is overwhelming and chilling.

Ideally, this video motivates you to  effectively advocate the peaceful resolution of our world conflicts.


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Inspiring music videos from the Luminaries

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Good music and deep inspiration from the conscious hip-hop band, the Luminaries:

 

 


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Kauai GMO ‘Right to Know’ Bill 2491 co-sponsor speaks out

Kauai County Council representative Gary Hooser talks about why he drafted Bill 2491 and what he hopes it will do for Kaua’i. He also lets us know what we can do to help to get it passed and what we can do as citizen action to stop the poisoning of our island from chemicals and GMO pollens. Please repost this video on your own website.


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Attend Kauai GMO Hearing Today

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If you are on Kauai, please turn out today for the public hearing on County Council Bill 2491, which would protect the public’s right to know about the GMO crops being grown here and the toxic chemicals being used on these crops that may harm our health and our environment.

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Supreme Court rulings do and don’t show global sense

When it comes to civil rights, the U.S. Supreme Court seems to give with one hand what it takes away with the other.

Many celebrated yesterday’s decisions to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denied equal liberties to all couples, regardless of sexual orientation. In a parallel ruling, the high court rebuffed efforts to undo a lower-court ruling that same-sex marriage should be legal in California.

In both of these cases, the Supreme Court ruled that all people in the United States should enjoy equal rights and equal protection under the law, as provided in the U.S. Constitution.

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GMO-Free Kauai Rally

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GMO3-photoKauai, 25 May 2013 — Ever since January 2013 when Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke on Kauai about the GMO research crops contaminating the island ecology, Garden Isle residents increasingly have been speaking out against the biotech companies on Kauai.

The latest demonstration took place today on Kuhio Highway in Kapaa. At least 200 people from all ages and backgrounds lined both sides of the road. Waving signs and chanting slogans like “No label, no table,” opponents of genetically modified foodstuff called for GMO labeling as well as the eviction of the biotech companies from Kauai. Lawsuits are pending, apparently.

The national and international movement against GMOs continues to grow. If you are not already involved and vocal, please do your research, get the facts behind the industry propaganda, and then add your voice to this vitally important cause.

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Site Revival and Revisions

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Welcome back to those of you who visited this site in recent months and wondered why the web pages were not displaying properly. Sadly, the site had been hacked and progressively disabled. Ouch. The site has now been totally cleansed, secured in multiple layers, and wholly redesigned graphically from one end to the other. GlobalSense.com is now poised for growth!

With all the added security, comments on past blog posts have been re-opened, so I hope you will get active and get vocal as a reader. Please subscribe to the revamped newsletter, too.

And if you have ideas for improving the website, if you wish to communicate with me about  the book, Global Sense, or if you need a book coach, please click the contact link in the menu bar.

Stay tuned for the new fifth edition of Global Sense coming out this fall.

Thanks and blessings!
Judah


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Occupy Wall Street Political Cartoons

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Congratulations to BuzzFeed.com for posting 15 great political cartoons about the Occupy Wall Street protests. Check these out for yourself.  Below is a prime example:

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Courtesy: BuzzFeed.com


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Timeless truth

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Given the rapid growth of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement across America and the world, these songs are as relevant today as more than 40 years ago.

The original recording of the classic Buffalo Springfield song brings it all back with vivid images.

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