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News Briefs 08-03-2017

Ride the wave...

Quote of the Day:

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

Litany Against Fear (from 'Dune')

News Briefs 07-03-2017


Quote of the Day:

We're all like detectives in life. There's something at the end of the trail that we're all looking for.

David Lynch

News Briefs 06-03-2017

Shoot your shot...

Quote of the Day:

I'm not a political person. ... I don't understand politics, I don't understand the concept of two sides and I think that probably there's good on both sides, bad on both sides, and there's a middle ground, but it never seems to come to the middle ground and it's very frustrating watching it and seemingly we're not moving forward.

David Lynch

News Briefs 04-03-2017

”The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone — and to no one.”

Quote of the Day:

“Heaven is home. Utopia is here. Nirvana is now.”

Edward Abbey

News Briefs 02-03-2017

Walking under a canopy of trees beats any type of psychotherapy.

  • These tiny fossils could be the oldest evidence of life on Earth.
  • 'Best ever' view of what a dinosaur really looked like.
  • US scientists find a way to safely thaw cryopreserved tissues. Just wait a bit longer, Walt!
  • Professor David Nutt: Psilocybin does in 30 seconds what antidepressants take 3-4 weeks to do.
  • The Israeli army is enrolling people on the autistic spectrum, with surprising results.
  • On the latest episode of Skeptiko, Ed May explains why, despite having run the Stargate psychic program for 10 years, he remains an unapologetic materialist and scoffs at any notion of consciousness surviving death.
  • Making (religious) sense on the possibility of life in the TRAPPIST-1 system: The Baptist approach, and the Catholic approach.
  • Scientists from the University of Central Florida want to become the first Martian bricklayers.
  • Space tourist Richard Garriott forewarns future SpaceX tourists about the Overview effect.
  • Tom DeLonge: From Blink 182 to "the world's leading UFO hunter." Srsly?
  • My bud and colleague, Robbie Graham, doesn't buy the DeLonge Delusion [Part1] [Part 2].
  • Unsolved UFO case in Houston still bewilders former police officer.
  • Recently-disclosed CIA document reveals Carl Jung accused the government of withholding UFO information.
  • Rediscovering 60 years of Sasquatch stories.
  • Military officers in Chile spooked out of haunted house.
  • Red Pill of the Day: If you love doing laps in your local public swimming pool, then you DO NOT want to know how much urine was found by a recent scientific test.

Thanks to Conan & Bill Paxton --game will NEVER be over, man!

Quote of the Day:

"I was so glad I had it yesterday when my boss demanded that we allow the White House lawyers to look at our phones to stop the leaks. I just sat there on my secret and smiled."

˜Amazon customer review for the Beat The Boss 3in1 J8 World Smallest Mobile Phone, which is so small it could be easily concealed in somebody's rectum.

News Briefs 01-03-2017

Welcome to Spring/Autumn (apply hemispheric orientation as appropriate)!

Thanks to @Gordon_White and @AnomalistNews.

Quote of the Day:

Today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups…So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.

Philip K. Dick

News Briefs 28-02-2017

Fly me to the Moon!

Quote of the Day:

Utopian movements produce dystopias.

Dennis Prager

News Briefs 27-02-2017

We're on an express elevator to hell...going down!

Quote of the Day:

You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.

Robert A. Heinlein

News Briefs 24-02-2017

"The Tao is like a well: used but never used up..."

Quote of the Day:

“...It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities.”

Lao Tze

News Briefs 23-02-2017

Our lives are always the prelude. What comes next is up to us.

Quote of the Day:

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."

˜Robert Fulghum