SnoopDogg endorses RonPaul, for Shizzle? http://mys.tc/1qk drugwar marijuana pot politics
Snoop Dogg endorses Ron Paul, for Shizzle?
“The rapper and marijuana enthusiast appeared to grant his endorsement to GOP candidate Paul on his Facebook page late Monday, posting a picture of Paul with the headline “Smoke Weed Everyday.” Snoop Dogg — born Calvin Broadus — included the message “Because I said so” with his post. Broadus — whose most recent marijuana-related arrest occurred...
Is Mitt Romney’s Candidacy Part of ‘The Eternal Plan’ of the Mormon Church? http://mys.tc/1qj religion politics Mormonism LDS
White Horse Prophecy: Is Mitt Romney's Candidacy...
“When Mitt Romney received his patriarchal blessing as a Michigan teenager, he was told that the Lord expected great things from him. All young Mormon men — the “worthy males” of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as it is officially known — receive such a blessing as they embark on their requisite journeys as religious missionaries. But at 19 years of age, the youngest son...
A Tale of Two Scriptures- Book of Mormon and the Tibetan Book of the Dead http://mys.tc/1qi religion Buddhism Mormonism
A Tale of Two Scriptures- The American Book of...
‘A text unearthed in upstate New York less than 200 years ago becomes a source of inspiration for a community of believers, but the object of condemnation and scorn for their neighbors, who drive them out of Ohio and Illinois, and finally all the way to Utah. In America, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, sanctified by the sands of time and the lofty peaks of distant Tibet, has become a timeless...
Fear Factor: The Religious Right’s Problem With Women http://mys.tc/1qh religion feminism orthodox mideast @levinam
Fear Factor: The Religious Right's Problem With...
“The world has seen the terror and confusion on the porcelain face of eight-year-old Naama Margolese, who was insulted and spat on by ultra-Orthodox men as she walked to school in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh. The Haredi, to use Israeli term, found her bare arms so immodest that they screamed “whore!” The video of a very frightened young girl and the furious, arrogant men,...
[Video] Moyers & Company: How power and influence helped big banks rewrite the rules of our economy http://mys.tc/1qg ows
[Video] Moyers & Company: How power and influence...
“Big banks are rewriting the rules of our economy to the exclusive benefit of their own bottom line. But how did our political and financial class shift the benefits of the economy to the very top, while saddling us with greater debt and tearing new holes in the safety net? Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup Chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore a momentous...
Where Do Sacred Values Live in the Brain? http://mys.tc/1qf neurology belief science religion faith
Where Do 'Sacred' Values Live in the Brain?
‘It matters what we believe and why we believe it. Not just in terms of religious identification, not just for deciding what and how we do things in our day-to-day lives, but also in relation to politics. Take such monumental policy decisions as those regarding health care, or the military. Do we go with what we feel is right and wrong, or—as is the more commonly understood basis for such...
Obama’s ProChoice BirthControl Decision Draws Praise From Religious Leaders http://mys.tc/1qe religion reproductiverights
President Obama's Pro-Choice Birth Control...
“A group of religious organizations Monday thanked President Obama for his administration’s recent decision on contraception, hoping to bring attention to religious pro-choice voices and to show that not all people of faith disagree with the new law. Seven religious leaders from the Jewish, Unitarian, Baptist and other faiths addressed a letter to Obama and Health and Human Services...
From Jesus’ socialism to capitalistic Christianity http://mys.tc/dc religion politics capitalism communism
From Jesus’ socialism to capitalistic Christianity
“Here is what is peculiar. Many conservative Christians, mostly Protestant but also a number of Catholics, have come to believe and proudly proclaim that the creator of the universe favors free wheeling, deregulated, union busting, minimal taxes especially for wealthy investors, plutocrat-boosting capitalism as the ideal earthly scheme for his human creations. And many of these Christian...
Gingrich Claims Romney Is ‘extraordinarily insensitive’ To Religion http://mys.tc/1qd politics election faith republican
Gingrich Claims Romney Is 'extraordinarily...
“Newt Gingrich laid a stark attack on his rival in the run-up to Florida’s “winner-take-all” Republican presidential primary Tuesday, accusing Mitt Romney of being no different than President Obama and suggesting the front-runner will be a threat to religious freedom./p> As Romney seeks to tighten his grip on the Republican presidential nomination, charging ahead by...
The end of ‘compassionate conservatism’? http://mys.tc/1qc religion politics conservative faith
The end of ‘compassionate conservatism’?
‘There’s no place for compassion in this race, which has featured debate audiences cheering the death penalty and booing the Golden Rule. Candidates have jostled to take the hardest line in opposing government-funded programs to help the poor, with Newt Gingrich calling Barack Obama a “food stamp president” and Rick Perry blasting “this big-government binge (that)...
[Video] Moyers & Company: On Crony Capitalism (full length) http://mys.tc/1qb ows politics occupy wallstreet plutocracy
[Video] Moyers & Company: On Crony Capitalism...
“This weekend, continuing its sharp multi-episode focus on the intersection of money and politics, Moyers & Company explores the tight connection between Wall Street and the White House with David Stockman – yes, that David Stockman — former budget director for President Reagan. Now a businessman who says he was “taken to the woodshed” for telling the truth about the...
Science vs. Lies: Imagining a “Clean Break” with Israel…Over Iran http://mys.tc/1qa politics media nuclear propaganda
Science vs. Lies: Imagining a “Clean Break” with...
“The world of science acknowledges matter-of-factly that Iran is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. There is simply no evidence for one. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, staffed by specialists on nuclear power and maintaining a tight watch on Iran’s civilian facilities, finds no evidence of a military program. Two successive reports (National Intelligence Estimates) produced...
The Rise of Christian Libertarians http://mys.tc/1q9 religion politics libertarian christianity
The Rise of Christian Libertarians
“Democrats ask how Libertarians can ignore the poor, the oppressed. How they can leave them at the mercy of selfish individuals and greedy corporations. They wonder how Christians can claim to love and follow Jesus and not vote for people who’d propose measures to force us to do what Jesus said—give to the poor and fight for justice for all. To be a “social Liberal” and a “fiscal...
Economics Without Safeguards- Capitalism’s Barren Landscape http://mys.tc/1q8 economy marxism society
Economics Without Safeguards- Capitalism’s Barren...
“The “trickle-down theory” associated with free enterprise and open markets has failed. We have again entered an era of mass unemployment, poverty, malnutrition and disease, and wars. The root cause of inequalities lies in the fact that the powerful in society have engineered systems that suck most of the wealth up rather than allow it to trickle down. Capitalism has become a distorted and...
[Video] The Great Gonzo’s Do-It Yourself Enlightenment http://mys.tc/1q7 diy meditation zen transcendental illumination
[Video] The Great Gonzo's Do-It Yourself...
Watch on YouTube: [Video] The Great Gonzo’s Do-It Yourself Enlightenment
Rethinking Religion After Latest Holistic Death http://mys.tc/1q6 shamanism esoteric therapy health
Rethinking Religion After Latest Holistic Death
“In July 2011, Chantal Lavigne of Quebec died as a result of a personal development seminar. Last week, a coroner’s report confirmed that Lavigne was accidentally “cooked to death” during a class called “Dying in Consciousness.” Participants were wrapped in mud and plastic, covered with blankets, and left immobilized for about nine hours. Cardboard boxes were placed over their heads and they...
Joseph Campbell & George Lucas: A Nerd Reconsiders StarWars Philosophy http://mys.tc/1q5 film mythology theology
Joseph Campbell & George Lucas: A Nerd Reconsiders...
“The main idea Lucas borrowed from Campbell was that of the monomyth, or the universal structure Campbell argued explained every hero humanity has ever adored, from Jesus Christ to Luke Skywalker. They all followed the same pattern: “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won:...
BirthControl Benefits Are the Right Choice and Why Religious Conservatives Have It Wrong http://mys.tc/1q4 religion politics
Why New Birth Control Benefits Are the Right...
‘The Obama administration’s recent decision to require most religious-affiliated employers to cover birth control for their employees is good news for the women who work for religious employers and do not share the male hierarchy’s opposition to birth control. It is also good news for a country with one of the highest unplanned pregnancy rates in the developed world.’ Read more: Why...
5 Important Things You Should Know About Privacy and the Supreme Court Ruling on GPS Tracking http://mys.tc/1q3 constitution rights
Bill Moyers: The Party People of WallStreet http://mys.tc/1q2 ows, occupy, 99percent, banks politics
Bill Moyers: The Party People of Wall Street
‘They got together at the St. Regis Hotel off Fifth Avenue to eat rack of lamb, drink and haze their newest members, who are made to dress in drag, sing and perform skits while braving the insults, wine-soaked napkins and petit fours — those fancy little frosted cakes — hurled at them by the old guard. In other words, a gilt-edged Animal House, food fight and all. This year,...
Deepak Chopra: A Review Of The Tree of Life - The Trials of Job and the Grace of Mary http://mys.tc/1q1 cinema spirit faith
Deepak Chopra: A Review Of The Tree of Life - The...
‘Among the Oscar contenders this year, The Tree of Life stands out for inspiring awe and wonder. That was the intention, I’m sure, but audiences mostly express awe about the stupendous visuals, which depict the cosmos from the scale of an amoeba to the scale of the Big Bang. What’s gotten ignored is the spiritual argument that Terence Malick, the writer-director, clearly poses....
Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack ClimateChange Education in Schools http://mys.tc/1q0 religion science
Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack ClimateChange Education in Schools http://mys.tc/1q0 environment religion science
Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack...
‘Manning’s experience in Colorado is just a microcosm of a larger fight being waged in classrooms across the country. Reminiscent of the evolution-vs.-creationism clash, the overwhelming scientific evidence that says humans are causing the warming of the planet has emerged as the new battlefield in middle and high schools in the U.S. “Lots of teachers I talk to just won’t teach it,” said...
At a Global Crossroads: Turn Against War - NATO / G8 in Chicago http://mys.tc/1pz activism protests demonstrations
At a Global Crossroads: Turn Against War - NATO /...
‘One of the chilling developments the hosting committee announced was that the Illinois State Crime Commission is “urgently seeking Iraq-Afghanistan combat veterans to work security positions for the G8 summit.” The commission’s chairman clarifies that is for “private security” and not to work with the Chicago police. As in other “global cities,” these veterans will be used as private...