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As the Denver Post reported the Ultimate Moment in the 2012 Denver 1st Debate was "The Bull versus The Matador." I emotionally support President Obama's predicament as a distant observer and wonder where is the matador in this emergent storyline? News pundit's exploded from all sides in political outraged rhetoric for his populist…Continue
Added by Mushin on October 5, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Occupy Earth Movements Everywhere JOIN Autopoietic UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
For the past 20 months I have participated in a Linked IN Systems Thinking World (STW) group conversation being lead by Helene Finidori regarding UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaration for revolutionary action. Our group in a manner of dignified appreciative…Continue
Added by Mushin on October 3, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Since 1st observing the Occupy movement last Oct,2011 & participating in the Occupy movement on june29th-the5th of July I started my own movement in my city called Northeast Philadelphia Movement towards change.
My goal is to have everyone take more responsibility for their communities than just complaining. Since June1,2012. I've order flyers to hand out in my community of Philadelphia. I also bought to Trash cans have out on the street so people walking by can use them to…Continue
Getting money out of politics really starts at the grass roots level. We have to make our congresspeople accountable for their actions.
There is a three step process for getting money out of politics in your congressional district:
1. Watch this video that shows what to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bRsXWsmRpE
This is good . . .…Continue
Actions can be confusing sometimes. We live with so many concepts, things like: charity, prayer, mercy, discipline, wellness...but what do any of these things really mean? How can we live these concepts in our day to day lives? We obviously have to bear in mind that certain values are more appropriately manifested in particular times and ways than in other times and ways. For example, you see someone on the street, dressed in a business suit, rushing around. You don't know anything about…Continue
Added by Shikha on September 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"47% er's RESURRECT DEAD BEATS"
"Not Afraid" Eminem 361,849,603 hits "Breaking Out of This Cage Putting My Life Back Together"
2012 “Ethical Reconciliation of American Truth and Realities!”
Recent events in this election cycle is an interesting reflection to observe, here's Mushin's:
Added by Mushin on September 20, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments
Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:
George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why…
Added by Clay Forsberg on September 20, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments
What do we do next? The question for revolutionaries in North America is to figure out how to activate the anaesthetized. But why are we anaesthetized?
There is a realization, at least to some extent, that we are the ones responsible for the global ills; the reification of individualism and the exporting of capitalism and ‘democracy’, yet the vast majority of people are too ‘comfortable’ to do anything more than nod their head when presented with the…Continue
Of course, it is not that my cat merely sits all day and all night in a deep deep state of self fulfilling bliss. She eats, she runs around, and together, we play with string. When we begin to play, she is often uncertain; does she want to step into this cycle, does she not? She begins to bat, and eventually to catch the string, then repeatedly. Maybe she feels rewarded for this, as she lifts her head to my hand, string under her paw.
It is not that she doesn't 'enjoy'. Enjoyment must…Continue
From what I understand, the space race was about whether the U.S. or the U.S.S.R was the most disciplined, if discipline meant creating durable vessels for humans to go somewhere other than the planet which sustains life. So basically we flew up into space, and planted our flag. I think we won, but I might be mistaken. Anyways, there is no U.S.S.R anymore so we either won, or definitely lost, depending on whether or not it is good to remain, which seemed to be a question in the space race:…Continue
SIGN PETITION and Twitter it!
Obama talk about Citizens United in his big speech? He will if we pressure him http://unpac.org/amend/
My post today!
Personhood is a fundamental conversation in this…Continue
Hello friends. Welcome to the New Pony Story.
Let's look at some animals, and think about them a little bit, in relation to our present circumstances. There are quite a few questions here.
This is a batfish. It freely floats around the ocean, basically whenever it wants to. Nobody wants to capture it, because it is so astoundingly ugly. It is…Continue
This is a story about a lion. Well, in truth the story hasn't begun yet, and as of right now, I have no story in mind. Let us see where this goes.
The nature of fleeting things is similar to our perception of light. There is some confusion about 'can one truly attain satisfaction from the world of impermanence.' The answer, contrary to a lot of verbiage, is obviously 'yes'. With a certain understanding of fulfillment and moderation, one can easily attain satisfaction, if one knows…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Bismillahir Rahamanim Rahim- In the name of God, the most beneficient, the most merciful
Can you look this badger in the eyes?
This photograph must be included for several reasons, among them indeed in order that you may look into its innocent, playful eyes. It is not that I am trying to be a ridiculous person or make some kind of joke, here. The world is already filled with enough absurdity to last for eons of funny jokes. It is to…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
As a local Occupy organizer I am focused on the evolution of Occupy. Our local Occupy group is a progressive and spiritually conscious group made of mostly of Unitarian Universalists and Unity members along with a healthy representation from the local ACLU and a local women's organizations. We are not so much into “occupying” as much as collaborating and co-creating. It seems dissent raises…
19 Arise, cry out at night,
At the beginning of the watches;
Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.
Lift your hands toward Him
For the life of your young children
Who faint from hunger at the end of every street
- Lamentations, 2:19
Most of us have heard the tranformation metaphor. The caterpillar spins his delicate house of isolation, where he endures the pain…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I first heard the term, 'Cosmic Consciousness' in a book by Leonard Shlain, called Art and Physics, about the guy who wrote the book and um coined the term, before the first world war, (Burke? Is his name Burke?)- anyways, I can't for the life of me find it at the moment, else I would more properly cite it; but forgive if my use of the term seems…
Added by Shikha on August 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It's funny to think that our tears can be occupied. Like there is some divine presence on the inside of our tears. I remember one time Rabbi Gafni said that God cries on the inside not on the outside [of His face, presumably] because if one single one of God's tears fell and touched the Earth, the whole world would become destroyed because God's pain is infinite.
I thought it was beautiful, to think that.
Why is there such a deep deep depth to pain and sorrow? There is…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The article I'm reposting below was written by S. Brian Willson, author of Blood on the Tracks, an internationally respected peace activist who is totally committed to nonviolence. I agree with Brian's conclusions. Rather than making demands on the system or trying to work within it, we need to develop nonviolent revolutionary strategies of the sort he suggests and that many here on Occupy Cafe are dedicated to.
Link to source:…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on August 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments