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News Briefs 25-11-2016

”Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

Quote of the Day:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

News Briefs 23-11-2016

Me, reading the internet today...

Thanks @LevitatingCat, @Tenebrisvacuum and @Gina7J.

Quote of the Day:

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

George Orwell

News Briefs 22-11-2016

Given recent events, I reckon Alex Jones would conspiracy the shit out this GOP convention video if he wasn't so deeply embedded with the President-Elect himself...

Thanks @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

I sometimes fear that people might think that fascism arrives in fancy dress worn by grotesques and monsters as played out in endless re-runs of the Nazis.

Fascism arrives as your friend. It will restore your honour, make you feel proud, protect your house, give you a job, clean up the neighbourhood, remind you of how great you once were, clear out the venal and the corrupt, remove anything you feel is unlike you...

It doesn't walk in saying, "Our programme means militias, mass imprisonments, transportations, war and persecution."

Michael Rosen

News Briefs 21-11-2016

Truth in advertising...

Thanks @JohnReppion.

Quote of the Day:

Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

'1984' (George Orwell)

News Briefs 18-11-2016

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.”

Quote of the Day:

“The universe is an intelligence test.”

Timothy Leary

News Briefs 17-11-2016

Textbooks, improved...

Quote of the Day:

We have the technological power, the engineering skills to save our planet, to cure disease, to feed the hungry, to end war; But we lack the intellectual vision, the ability to change our minds. We must decondition ourselves from 10,000 years of bad behavior. And, it’s not easy.

Terence McKenna

News Briefs 16-11-2016

Post-fact...

Quote of the Day:

Culture replaces authentic feeling with words. As an example of this, imagine an infant lying in its cradle, and the window is open, and into the room comes something, marvelous, mysterious, glittering, shedding light of many colors, movement, sound, a transformative hierophany of integrated perception and the child is enthralled and then the mother comes into the room and she says to the child, “that’s a bird, baby, that’s a bird,” instantly the complex wave of the angel peacock iridescent trans-formative mystery is collapsed, into the word. All mystery is gone, the child learns this is a bird, this is a bird, and by the time we’re five or six years old all the mystery of reality has been carefully tiled over with words. This is a bird, this is a house, this is the sky, and we seal ourselves in within a linguistic shell of dis-empowered perception.

Terence McKenna

News Briefs 15-11-2016

GOAT...

Quote of the Day:

The problem is not to find the answer, it is to face the answer.

Terence McKenna