Dennis Kucinich-US Weapons Used To Kill Children Paid For By US Taxpayers

January 8, 2009

Dennis Kucinich-US Weapons Used To Kill Children Paid For By US Taxpayers

Kucinich strikes again! US Weapons Used To Kill Children Paid For By US Taxpayers – a violation of the Arms Export Controll Act (1 minute speech in Congress)

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A few words against the Positivity Nazis

February 13, 2008

Think positive. Be happy. These have increasingly become the mantra of our culture. New age guru telling us we need to vibrate on a higher wavelength. Reject all negative or depressing thoughts and only indulge your mind in positive, happy, optimistic ideas. That’s all fine and dandy for some. I’m tried of being looked down upon for dwelling in my sweet darkness, for brooding, or celebrating my pessimistic viewpoints. Life is a two sided coin: happy / sad, light / dark, life / death, etc. You can’t have one without the other. These New Age soldiers of positivity seem to overlook a key factor in the nature of “vibrations”. Waves rise and fall. Positivity and negativity create the pulse of life. This is denoted in the symbol ying and yang. You can’t have a one without the other. If you tip the scale of emotion so that you never allow sadness, that’s still an imbalance. It’s that disharmony which will lead to more suffering. I believe “everything in moderation” is a healthier maxim.

Arguing the Upside of Being Down

All Things Considered, February 11, 2008 · Author Eric G. Wilson has come to realize he was born to the blues, and he has made peace with his melancholy state.

But it took some time, as he writes in his new book, a polemic titled Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy.

At the behest of well-meaning friends, I have purchased books on how to be happy. I have tried to turn my chronic scowl into a bright smile. I have attempted to become more active, to get away from my dark house and away from my somber books and participate in the world of meaningful action. … I have contemplated getting a dog. I have started eating salads. I have tried to discipline myself in nodding knowingly. … I have undertaken yoga. I have stopped yoga and gone into tai chi. I have thought of going to psychiatrists and getting some drugs. I have quit all of this and then started again and then once more quit. Now I plan to stay quit. The road to hell is paved with happy plans.   Read the rest of this entry »

Heath Ledger Dead at 28

January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger is dead, WTF?! I really didn’t believe it at first because I thought it was just a TMZ shock headline. I was expecting to read something relating to Batman: The Dark Knight. However, the grim reality of his death was easily verified by multiple sources. An overdose of pills in a Manhattan apartment, a housekeeper found Heath at 3:26pm EST. An accident? A suicide? I suppose we’ll never know for sure. He was an actor with tremendous potential. Brandon Lee was immortalized by The Crow as I’m sure Heath Ledger will be remembered for his performance as “The Joker” in The Dark Knight. They were both 28. Here’s the trailer from the new Batman movie in case you haven’t seen it yet.