Dec
31

When we talk about compassion, we talk in terms of being kind

But compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative [enough] to wake a person up.– Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+

Dec
29

Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being…

Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass. – D.H. Lawrence Google+: View post on Google+

Dec
29

Common sense farming

Too bad he is a dying breed. We need more like him. By working with nature rather than against it, Thompson has carved out a middle ground between the extremes of organic purism and the chemically intensive agriculture that is the norm in the Midwest. In so doing, agronomists say, he is modeling a kind… Continue reading »

Dec
29

Nothing like a dose of cold, hard facts

Why are these myths being spread about Iceland? Why do people think that Iceland is a progressive paradise when in actual fact its a Thatcherite’s wet dream? Why is Iceland being paraded by the occupy movement as an example of how things should be done? Embedded Link What is actually going on in Iceland Because… Continue reading »

Dec
29

Is it natural?

Or are we taught to fear failure? As children, we didn’t even once think about the possibility of failure… we just think about helping others, making people happy, and making amazing ourselves with what we accomplish. Embedded Link What If You Fail? – A Daring Adventure We all know that failure is part of life… Continue reading »

Dec
29

Epicurus had it down

Live to create happiness for yourself and those around you, for the fullness of a human life; be grateful for the pleasures afforded you; be attentive to your friends; do not fear death. Embedded Link Epicurus’s philosophy The philosophy of Epicurus wielded great influence, both in the ancient world and in the early modern world… Continue reading »

Dec
29

What an excellent image

Wall Street is content to ignore the extent of this support, and looks on every movement of the economy as a sign of intrinsic health – which is a lot like admiring the graceful flight of a dead parrot swinging by a string from the ceiling fan. Embedded Link Hussman Funds – Weekly Market Comment… Continue reading »

Dec
29

I keep trying to imagine what the Canadian economy could have done with $3-$5 per…

I keep trying to imagine what the Canadian economy could have done with $3-$5 per barrel oil. Other than funnel it all into the bank accounts of a couple of oil companies and their shareholders. What do you think the price of Brent will be in 2038? Saudi Arabia is trying to develop nuclear and… Continue reading »

Dec
28

Specialization has been a very productive way of organizing a society

But our path forward is going to require a little more than rote learning and following an ever narrowing intellectual pathway. It is time to step back and figure out how all of the pieces fit together. "Cognitive synthesis is the ability to take information from a wide variety of sources, combine them and then… Continue reading »

Dec
25

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Dec
24

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment

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Dec
23

How is that garden coming?

” If the world had not delivered $11 trillion in liquidity the past 4 years– $4 trillion of it in the U.S., we’d be in a depression,” the highly respected economic forecaster added for emphasis. Embedded Link Fed Ex Shipments Are Totally Contracting – Forbes It’s Christmas- time and Fed Ex shipments are falling faster… Continue reading »

Dec
23

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Dec
23

Wow

While some retailers have made the decision to suspend sales and stop selling certain firearms altogether, others are seeing sales skyrocket to never before seen levels. Parking lots are packed and hopeful shoppers are waiting hours for their chance to get their hands on weapons, parts and magazines that may soon be banned under Federal… Continue reading »

Dec
23

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Dec
22

Well that certainly sucks

It is the fact that oil supply is in short supply and high priced, and this means that economies of countries that disproportionately use a lot of oil in their economies are at a competitive disadvantage. Countries coming “late to the party” are in a good position to develop their economies using little oil and… Continue reading »

Dec
19

Brilliant

I would love to see the look on the by-law officer's face. Google+: Reshared 14 times Google+: View post on Google+

Dec
19

From where I live.

From where I live. Embedded Link FISH OR CUT BAIT; Adapting to climate change in the Shuswap – The Shuswap Fire Starter FISH OR CUT BAIT is an old saying dating back to the days when worms weren’t for sale at the Blind Bay grocer, and baiting hooks meant cutting up trash fish into salmon… Continue reading »

Dec
18

It is difficult to keep the killers killing when there is no one shooting back

With seven seconds left to go, there was no one to be seen on the ground. Bryant could still have diverted the missile at that point. Then it was down to three seconds. Bryant felt as if he had to count each individual pixel on the monitor. Suddenly a child walked around the corner, he… Continue reading »

Dec
18

The money quote

In the one hundred years since the creation of the Federal Reserve the country’s population has tripled, while our public debt and unfunded liabilites have risen from $2 billion to over $200 trillion, a ten million percent increase. The masses have been programmed and conditioned to love their debt servitude and yearn for more debt… Continue reading »

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