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Banksy’s October New York Guerilla Fiesta

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Afri, Art, Asia, Care, Death, Education, Food, Galleries, Hispanic, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, Media, Mystery, NON, Objects, Peace, Poet, Politics, Racism, Sights, Spectacle, Teach, Text, Time, US, World, Youth |

At the edges of the art world and its fetishisation, and banking on it. Make sure you check out The Sirens of the Lambs. & a summary of some of Banksy’s work (“guerilla art”) at the very bottom of the page – BETTER OUT THAN IN – October 2013 – An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York – All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. Paul Cézanne – Consists of Excerpts from Banksy’s Site (mostly).[…]

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Against the Luxury of Tradition

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Care, Eco, Food, Health, History, Human Rights, Humor, Ideas, iOS, Media, Peace, Politics, Spectacle, World, Youth |

RUSSELL BRAND: … We have become prisoners of comfort in the absence of meaning…. Apathy is a rational reaction to a system that no longer represents, hears or addresses the vast majority of people. A system that is apathetic, in fact, to the needs of the people it was designed to serve…. Capitalism is not real; it is an idea. America is not real; it is an idea that someone had ages ago. Britain, Christianity, Islam, karate, Wednesdays are all just ideas that we choose to believe in and very nice ideas they are, too, when they serve a purpose. These concepts, though, cannot be served to the detriment of actual reality… In 2013 (another made-up imaginary concept) we cannot afford to giggle, drivel and burp like giant, pube-covered babies about quaint, old-fashioned notions like nation, capitalism and consumerism simply because it’s convenient for the tiny, greedy, myopic sliver of the population that those outmoded ideas serve … the institutions that have to be fastidiously kept in place to maintain this duplicitous order: propaganda, police, media, lies. Now is the time to continue the great legacy of the left, in harmony with its implicit spiritual principles. Time may only be a human concept and therefore ultimately unreal, but what is irrefutably real is that this is the time for us to wake up…

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Bill Moyers: Justice & Fairness Against the Lottery!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Afri, Asia, Care, Death, Doc, Eco, Food, Health, Hispanic, Human Rights, Ideas, Media, Native, Now, Politics, Quotes, Racism, US, Women, Youth |

His latest piece, “Two American Families” for Frontline. “The fundamental conclusion I’ve reached after 79 years and a lot of work Is that life is a lottery. I don’t buy this argument that people are self-made; our opportunities are presented to us – how we resolve them, how we exploit them, how we respond to them are the result of education and circumstance. and reading, and DNA. It seems to me that a just society takes that into consideration says that for people who didn’t win the lottery, they should not be cast off on a desert island and resigned to hell. BECAUSE LIFE IS A LOTTERY AND WE DON’T CHOOSE OUR SUCCESS AND OUR FAILURE, WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO EACH OTHER AS MEMBERS OF THE SAME SPECIES TO TRY TO CREATE A SOCIETY WHERE LOTTERY IS A DETERMINANT BUT IS NOT DECISIVE IN THE QUALITY OF THAT LIFE. I have discovered I have not met a poor parent who does not want for his or her child the very same things that the wealthiest parents want. It’s been lottery more than anything else that’s determined who gets what in this society. A SOCIETY THAT WANTS JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS HAS TO WORK TO BALANCE THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THE LOTTERY.” […]

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Cancer & Ayurveda

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Asia, Cancer, Care, Death, Doc, Film, Food, France, Health, Humor, Mystery, Popular, Sci/Nat, Shoah | 3 comments

[film has enough English to be understood by English speakers] Mon Médecin Indien (My Indian Doctor) – avec Marinella Banfi, patiente et écrivain de ce film, et l’éminent cancérologue, le Dr. Thomas Tursz… et Ritodgata Mahasthita, moine philosophe, Dr. Vaidyan Gangadharan Nair médecin ayurvédique, directeur de l’hôpital CNS (Chikitsalayam) dans le Kerala, Professeur Vasudevan Nair, Botaniste et Herboriste et sur cette page, beaucoup de réponses sur la relation entre le cancer et la médecine ayurvédique. […]

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