According to Stitch Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has filed several trademark applications in attempt to secure ‘Dia de Los Muertos’ across multiple areas. Dia de Muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican festivity with roots going back to pre-hispanic times.
This move is apparently related to a new Pixar project inspired by Día de Muertos.
The move could indicate that Disney is simply hedging its bets or that Pixar has indeed settled on simply calling its film Dia de Los Muertos, though they have yet to file for films that will precede it, such as Inside Out (2015), though trademarks have been filed for The Good Dinosaur (2014).
As a Mexican, I find this completely outrageous. What gives Disney the right to appropriate our culture & put their stamp on it? What would Walt think of this when, back in the day, he was involved in a good-will mission to strengthen the relationship with the United States' neighbors south of the border, the fruit of which were classic films like 'The Three Caballeros' & 'Saludos Amigos.'
It's not nice stealing from your friends, señor :(
[UPDATE]This is the legal document Disney submitted to the US Patent Office to register Día de Muertos: http://es.scribd.com/doc/139984449/Disne...
(h/t Pájaro Político)
"When one becomes completely entrenched within the left brain and obsessed with an exclusively analytical lifestyle (which then becomes a belief package to be defended), there is a loss of cognitive functioning and behavioural control. This explains why there is so much anger and hostility among debunkers and hardcore skeptics. The bullying aspect of their narcissistic left brain creates a superiority complex, in that they come to believe they know all and see all, when in reality, they are running half-empty with one aspect of their human experience essentially missing."
A work by Florentijn Hofman on display in Hong Kong harbour. It made me smile, apparently the artist's intent, so I thought I would share.
Check out his other work while you are there.
I've been over at Michael Prescott's site reading his blogs The Slaughter of the Nabiim and Voices of the Gods and this was my response
Michael Prescott "Another possibility is that the voice persisted because, in the early stages of his postmortem existence, the king was still able to communicate through mediums - and in that society, everyone was a medium."
Michael I think you’re really onto something here but might I suggest a possible twist?
When the Pope dies they go through this procedure where they smash his personal seals and other religious paraphernalia belonging to his reign.
When the British Monarch dies the cry goes up Shakespeare style "The King is dead! Long live the King!"
We also have the case of Akhenaten where once his reign was over all evidence he even existed was literally chiselled or rehieroglyphed over particularly his name nor I suggest’s this the unique event it's often made out there being evidence it may’ve been a common if more conservatively scaled custom throughout all Pharaonic Egyptian history.
The modern assumption's this sort of thing's priestly revenge at worst clearing away the old so the new has the field to itself at best.
Yet let's take the Samuel Saul era circa the 1st Millennium BC four centuries after Exodus.
In Samuel we have an individual who starts out this mystical shamanic civil servant figure the judge a role which by divine ordainment endows him with this Shekinatic/charismatic charged persona conferring automatic universal unquestioning acceptance of his pronouncements on any issue whatsoever be it legal military theological or how to get a date because it’s assumed it’s not him speaking but God.
Meanwhile I suggest some crisis which seems to be occurring all over the world's hinted at locally by the emergence of the musical ecstatics The Shouters who it's difficult to ignore bear a striking resemblance to the Dionysian maenad phenomenon or the antics of followers of various Indo-Tibetan avatars like Krishna or crazy wisdom holders like Padmasambhava [or the garrulous nutters on pre mobile period buses and trains] because suddenly Samuel's renouncing his Confucius the civic civilizer gig and a la Gautama Zoroaster and Lao Tse etc he’s wanting the hell permanently out city life and society generally even as he’s simultaneously scaling up to become a major version of the newly emerging worldwide much more cosmologically dimensioned critters known as the prophets nor’re people anywhere happy about any of it hence Samuel’s attempt to convince Israel his sons’re judges as good as he was but the people quickly cotton on not only hasn’t God conferred on the lads anything like the same level of charisma or infallible oracular capacity but unlike the priesthood judgehood clearly isn’t and can never be hereditary viz the sons of Eli.
It’s at this stage we realise we aren’t just witnessing a Bruce Banner gamma ray sized transformation of the SPIRITUAL landscape but a similarly monumental transformation of the whole urban political scene hence Samuel publicly bollocks Israel for the idiocy of wanting the complete absence of upto spec judges filled with one of these newfangled latest fashion crazes kings just because just about everyone everywhere’s got one.
He points out not only’re kings not just for Christmas but where prophets and judges have their unique direct hotline to and from God to keep ‘em incorruptible the institution of kings place the onus permanently’ll on the people themselves to keep the bastards’ arses in line and if they don’t they’ll only have themselves to blame for the consequences which is exactly the mitigating circumstance Saul pleads when he realises just how seriously pissed off God and Samuel are with him.
Yet what most people don’t suspect when Saul and Samuel make their statements’s the possibility they’re talking about something very much along the lines of your society of mediums who dead kings could still communicate with.
…only with two possible twists 1) this communication business didn’t just apply to dead kings but possibly even more so to living ones and 2) it wasn’t just the living and dead kings who were invested with the capacity to subtly telepathically and psychokinetically influence the people with their movie star like glamour but the people themselves who under certain conditions became capable of telepathically and psychokinetically compelling their kings to do whatever the hell they wanted hence again Saul’s lament all the debauchery murderousness material greed and endless infidelities with foreign gods he exhibited was purely a reflection of his own inability to resist the spell the people’d placed on him by way of giving themselves permission to join in all the forbidden foreigner fun hence Samuel’s explicit loathing for Saul for not having it in himself to develop an equally powerful desire to stand up to his peoples’ materialistic obsessions by cleaving to God [and hence I suggest King Agag’s cheeky uppitiness before Samuel because he can’t conceive for one moment Samuel might be immune to the more tolerant approach Saul and the people’ve already decided on to deal with him].
And to get an idea what those special king controlling conditions might’ve been we only need review the Tower of Babel story which among several possible layers of ideas and levels of meaning encoded in it explicitly states the purpose of the tower was to create a sort of vertically rising magic circle to prevent the human race from dispersing across the planet and indeed God explicitly confirms this cramming together on the same spot’s precisely how they’re deriving their power when He states the only way to put an end to the humans’ capacity to act with such monumentally monolithic potency’s to scatter the buggers cross the face of the Earth confusing in the process the common tongue which’s been facilitating them acting with one mind and bringing ‘bout the sort of pronounced cultural differences which’ll ensure monolithic recombination’s almost impossible.
It’s the same idea I suggest also contained in the story which goes a Sufi student suddenly dug his teacher in the ribs and gasped “Oh my god Master there goes the notorious black magician known as the Beast are we scared?” “Of him? Dear me no the black magicians who should scare us’re the ones so powerful they don’t need to advertise…and they move unsuspected all round us.”
Most people grasp the level of this story which implies there might be those amongst us so powerful they’re able to bring to bear an almost god like influence upon us without us suspecting a thing but they usually miss the much deeper implication this god like influence might actually be being achieved by deceiving and covertly steering the REAL all powerful magicians who move unsuspected all about us the human race itself a race of magicians whose abilities usually only docilely manifest in their unconscious moment by moment collective efforts to bring into existence and maintain the world in forms convivial to human beingness until every so often they become sufficiently provoked or antagonised to trigger off their collective aggression or resentment and suddenly English French American Russian or Chinese Revolutions start spontaneously erupting all over the place not to mention Arab Springs while Berlin Walls start quite literally coming down round the ears of the likes of the CIA or the KGB without them having so much as the slightest clue any of it’s about to happen.
So according to this particular interpretation of the Babel story the reason humanity condemns countless generations of itself to building what’s effectively a sky high tower block prison’s because certain parties among them who might be thought of as anti-judges or anti-prophets’ve beguiled them into forgetting about expanding back out into and exploring the rest of the planet by entrancing their collective ego with the concept of making a name for itself in which case the human race wasn’t being punished or diminished when a stop was put to Babel but rather being rescued from a fate which would’ve seen them becoming a cross between Star Trek’s the Borg and attaining Mao’s vision of a world so perfectly unified everyone speaks dresses eats thinks lives and believes exactly the same thing the exception being of course the hypothetical anti-judges and the anti-prophets.
It’s the surreptitious manipulatory antics of precisely these individuals I suggest Aristotle’s alluding to when he speaks of cities containing those who’re men those who’re more than men and those who’re less than men ie human demons.
It’s also these guys I suggest the Bible’s alluding to when it speaks of certain non-gift bearing scoundrels who Saul behaves powerless before in spite of the fact they’re shamelessly rubbishing him to his face when he’s just become king.
And it’s these guys I suggest who’re ultimately the reason for Samuel’s monumental spiritual career change as well as the growing murderousness towards seers and ultimately prophets alluded to by Zechariah because Samuel strongly suspected as powerful psychics and mediums themselves they’d not only brought about a Babel style pooling of their perverted mystical talents to effectively seize surreptitious control of the psychic internet making judges redundant by interfering Devil’s Verses style with any transmissions between them and God but they’d embarked on a progressive agenda to gradually destroy any similarly talented competition to the degree people’d either forget there’d ever been such things as psychics or at least’d relegate them to the level of mere figures in fairy tales.
This’s also I suggest why God adds to the section of Zechariah you provide this qualifier “In the whole land," declares the LORD, "two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it. 9 This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.' "
The inference being I suggest despite what the anti-judges and the anti-prophets might think their behaviour was all part of a design to bring about a new form of human being operating at a level beyond even that of Samuel.
Please visit my blog for a new post on textiles and neurology! Very exciting!!!
just a quick mention here that i saw my first bright shiney extravagant UFO last night with my wife
it was dark in a public place
it looked like blue & red lights; i noticed myself being elated and vying between just experiencing it (collecting data), trying to categorize its shape (which i failed at) and trying to define it (which i was constantly doing)
and it moved around
there were witnesses
i will post the video when i can :3
i was so EXCITED!!! it's good to know that i've gotten over my childhood fear of them :3
the sighting was at Delta Park in Portland, OR @23:11
too bad we were in a rush to catch a bus :3
Last week during a bout with stomach flu I spent a couple of days anchored in front of the TV set watching mainly the History Channel type shows - lots of documentaries. Quite a few of these shows have shots of the sky here and there, and I began to realize that in nearly every sky shot there were obvious chemtrails. It became a game, and now I reflexively examine the sky backgrounds on TV. It really hits home how huge and relentless is the chemtrail program. This project is comprehensive and ongoing, and in just about any sky on any given day there will be chemtrails. The paranormal shows which follow haunted homes also have a lot of outside interviews, and that was another source of sightings. Try this sometime. It is rather creepy. The trails only show up in films from this last decade. Before that I haven't seen them. I am not talking about regular old contrails here but persistent, ropy chemtrails in a tic tac toe pattern or crosshatched pattern. They are often out in the middle of nowhere too far from any airports, but chemtrails are not really anything like normal jet contrails. Creepy. Something is bad wrong here. I have been "on" to chemtrails for years now along with many millions of other people out there, so none of this surprises me; but there s nothing quite like real live sightings everywhere to give one a true sense of scale. The obviousness of chemtrails can be just a matter of stepping outside one's door on a clear day and looking up, but people nowadays are not in the habit of looking up. The television has become a surrogate reality. In that reality one can see a larger reality though.
The film "A Noble Lie" (link above) about the Oklahoma City Bombing is very pertinent to the Boston Marathon bombing. After watching this film your ideas about what actually happened at the Murrah Building will be turned upside down. This is not to say that the Boston event is a false flag type operation, but the hijinks and dodges performed by the "authorities" in covering up the true mechanism behind OKC are what we need to be watching for with the Boston investigation and mass media gloss.
OKC was the first serious salvo fired at America with the intent of creating a generalized climate of fear, restricting civil liberties, and attacking the Constitution. Bo
"A Noble Lie: The Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995
“A myth or untruth knowingly told by the elite to maintain social harmony, or the social position of the elite.” – The Republic, Plato
The 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City was a direct blow to the heart of America. 168 people were killed, including nineteen children. For those watching the nightly news, Terrorism had come home. For years following the bombing, countless victims’ family members, survivors, rescuers, and ordinary Americans, have questioned the official accounts about that fateful day.
Hoping to shed light on answers long ignored and censored, both by prominent media outlets and the U.S. government, A Noble Lie peels back what we thought we knew about the bombing and it’s perpetrators. This film exposes information never before examined or brought to the attention of the American public.
A Noble Lie is the culmination of years of research and documentation conducted by independent journalists, scholars, and ordinary citizens. Often risking their personal safety and sanity, they have gathered evidence which threatens to expose the startling reality of what exactly occurred at 9:02 am on April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma City.
Utilizing footage and eyewitness testimony, previously unseen, A Noble Lie will change forever the way you look at the true nature of terrorism.
Get the whole film at ANobleLie.com"
In the early part of the 20th century, Albert Einstein revolutionized physics. Einstein is probably best known for formulating the Special Theory of Relativity which explains the relationship between Mass and Energy, formulating the General Theory of Relativity which explains Gravity, and formulating the Photo-Electric Principle which explains the interactions between Photons and Electrons. He won the Nobel Prize for for formulating the Photo-Electric Principle, not Relativity.
Einstein never really understood the Theory of Quantum Mechanics which was derived from the math of his General Theory of Relativity; because, Einstein was a Classical Physicist. In Quantum Mechanics, you can only know probabilities; but, in Classical Physics, exact values must be deriveable. So, Einstein concluded that the Theory of Quantum Mechanics was incomplete.
This is yet another outstanding piece of paranormal evidence encountered by the Ghost Hunters crew at the notoriously haunted Sloss Furnace in Alabama.In this instance a figure very clearly can be seen disrupting a laser grid projected down a hall.
Here is the episode from the beginning. This outing recorded amazing evidence throughout. Yes, that is the rock dude Meatloaf along for the ride.