October 17, 2014
"Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone."

—  Alan Wilson Watts (via purplebuddhaproject)

Policy.
cbg

October 17, 2014
"I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted."

—  Jack Kerouac (via purplebuddhaproject)

October 17, 2014

redjeep:

insane… I’d like to buy him a round of whatever he’s drinkin.

wooooo..

(Source: bluesemotions)

October 17, 2014

scienceisbeauty:

The promising development of Compact Fusion at Lockheed Martin - Skunk Works.

More, elsewhere:

we’re getting there, one dirty day at a time..
cbg

October 13, 2014
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him."

— Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)

October 12, 2014
"‎Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion."

— Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)

October 12, 2014
sci-universe:

golden words from the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

sci-universe:

golden words from the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

(Source: partytilyoudance)

October 12, 2014
wilwheaton:

brucesterling:

*Well, if you amend that to “clutching the Old Testament and consulting the Koch Brothers,” it’s pretty spot-on, Carl


The scary thing is, Carl Sagan predicted this *decades* ago.

wilwheaton:

brucesterling:

*Well, if you amend that to “clutching the Old Testament and consulting the Koch Brothers,” it’s pretty spot-on, Carl

The scary thing is, Carl Sagan predicted this *decades* ago.

October 12, 2014
"With our 14th front barely opened, the Pentagon foresees a campaign likely to last for years. Yet even at this early date, this much already seems clear: Even if we win, we lose. Defeating the Islamic State would only commit the United States more deeply to a decades-old enterprise that has proved costly and counterproductive."

Even if we defeat the Islamic State, we’ll still lose the bigger war (via azspot)

how anyone grows into adulthood in this country, has studied more than six minutes of american history, has witnessed the absolutely horrendous foreign policy mistakes that clearly only exacerbate the problems they’re supposedly intended to correct, and still believes that our agenda is anything other than the continuous propagation of violence and agitation around the world.. for the sole purpose of continuous violence and agitation, is astonishingly yet willfully ignorant of the reality.

clearly there’s money in war, lots of it. there are no natural enemies, only boogeymen, that we are now casually embattled with in perpetuity— well, least of all “generations to come.”

if you are an american nationalist, you are the enemy of america’s interests… freedom (of movement, from security overwatch, socio-economic mobility..), education, national infrastructure (“weelll, der’s just no monies for fixin bridges and payin these socialist teechers”— cause we spend 6 of 10 fucking tax dollars on perpetual warfare). without these basic freedoms and social benefits society stagnates, generations despair, and the next round of peoples is more ignorant, less thoughtful, productive, creative, engaged with the world than the next… its a downward spiral the country is swept into to line the pockets of a select few that have unaccountable control of our democracy and couldnt care less about you—not one of those assholes has had an ak47 rnd go whizzing by their head.

when it comes to our military engagements, we are our own worst enemy, for every “agitator we eliminate” (bug we spray with raid, i guess) we spawn a dozen more, and bankrupt the country in the process— then blame all the poor people, cause clearly they created this mess :/ it’ too stupid for words.

— cbg

(via azspot)

October 12, 2014
stoweboyd:

FDR


USA! USA! as benevolent as an apple a day!  (Except for all the murder and blatant political corruption that is.. details of course)  Freedoms!…Same as it ever was, same as it never wascbg

stoweboyd:

FDR

USA! USA! as benevolent as an apple a day! (Except for all the murder and blatant political corruption that is.. details of course) Freedoms!…
Same as it ever was, same as it never was
cbg

(Source: wmougayar, via redjeep)