24 March 2013

Grocery Star Wars

Not long ago in a supermarket not so far away....
May the farm be with you.

23 March 2013

Grow Food Everywhere

Want to get young people to eat fresh vegetables? Help them grow it themselves. In the words of one young Seeds of Leadership (SOL) gardener: "I put my blood, sweat and tears into growing them, which makes them a lot more delicious to me." The SOL garden builds skills and confidence and teaches youth about issues of environmental and social justice and food resiliency.
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Orange MA, supported through grants and the generosity of individual contributors. Seeds of Solidarity provides people of all ages with the inspiration and practical skills to use renewable energy and grow food in their communities.

22 March 2013

Think For Yourself

Not because you think you know everything without questioning, but rather because you question everything you think you know. The time has come to awaken humanity, together we can do it. We have the best tool- the internet. Everyone of you can and should take part in it.

21 March 2013

Logan LaPlante: Hackschooling Makes Me Happy

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.”  (John Lennon)

20 March 2013

Michael Moore (Full Movies)

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or. His films Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Sicko (2007) also placed in the top ten highest-grossing documentaries, and the former won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation and The Awful Truth.
Moore's written and cinematic works criticize globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism.

Bowling For Columbine (2002)

The film explores what Moore suggests are the causes for the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and other acts of violence with guns. Moore focuses on the background and environment in which the massacre took place and some common public opinions and assumptions about related issues. The film also looks into the nature of violence in the United States.

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

The film takes a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and its coverage in the news media. The film is the highest grossing documentary of all time. In the film, Moore contends that American corporate media were "cheerleaders" for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and did not provide an accurate or objective analysis of the rationale for the war or the resulting casualties there. The film generated intense controversy, including some disputes over its accuracy.

Sicko (2007)

The film investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. The movie compares the for-profit, non-universal U.S. system with the non-profit universal health care systems of Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Cuba.

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

The film centers on the late-2000s financial crisis and the recovery stimulus, while putting forward an indictment of the current economic order in the United States and capitalism in general. Topics covered include Wall Street's "casino mentality", for-profit prisons, Goldman Sachs' influence in Washington, D.C., the poverty-level wages of many workers, the large wave of home foreclosures, corporate-owned life insurance, and the consequences of "runaway greed". The film also features a religious component where Moore examines whether or not capitalism is a sin and if Jesus would be a capitalist, in order to shine light on the ideological contradictions among evangelical conservatives who support free market ideals.

19 March 2013

Capitalism Is The Crisis

Capitalism Is The Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity examines the ideological roots of the "austerity" agenda and proposes revolutionary paths out of the current crisis. The film features original interviews with Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen, Michael Hardt, Peter Gelderloos, Leo Panitch, David McNally, Richard J.F. Day, Imre Szeman, Wayne Price, and many more! The 2008 "financial crisis" in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars. No one was jailed for this crime, the largest theft of public money in history. Instead, the rich forced working people across the globe to pay for their "crisis" through punitive "austerity" programs that gutted public services and repealed workers' rights. Austerity was named "Word of the Year" for 2010.
This documentary explains the nature of capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future.

18 March 2013

Rachel's Wish

On July 23, 2011, nine-year-old Rachel Beckwith was killed in a tragic car accident on highway I-90 near Seattle, Washington. After her death, thousands of people all around the world started donating to her mycharity: water fundraising page, and over the course of a month, raised over $1.2 million in Rachel's honor. That money is now helping 60,000 people get access to clean water. It's been exactly a year since the accident. In honor of the anniversary, Rachel's mom, Samantha, and her grandparents, Richard and Roseanne, visit Ethiopia with charity: water and meet some of the people Rachel helped. We've documented the entire day on video so we can share it with all of you.

Website: Charity Water

17 March 2013

George Carlin: The Story Of Stuff

'A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff', says comedian George Carlin. He shares a brilliant routine here on the madness of consumerism and our obsession with managing all of our stuff! It is a sort of tragic comedy routine in itself, the way we have filled our lives with an endless collection of belongings only to complain about "all the stuff" when we have to move it or deal with it. The more we buy, the more other stuff we have to buy to fit it in. Here's a great laugh about it all anyway!

16 March 2013

David Icke: Beyond Planet Earth

This film explores questions like who are we, where are we, what are we doing here, who really controls this world - how and why? What is the connection between ancient history, the modern war on terror, the Orwellian nightmare, and the nature of reality itself? It seems a strange question to most people, but in fact all of these questions are fundamentally linked, as David Icke so compellingly reveals.

15 March 2013

Mr. Wright's Law Of Love

No one falls asleep in Jeffrey Wright's high school physics class. Exploding pumpkins, hovercrafts and an experiment involving a bed of nails, a cinder block and a sledgehammer, are some of the crazy stunts that keep the students enthralled. But it is a simple lecture - one without props or fireballs - that makes the greatest impression on his students each year. The talk is about Mr. Wright's experiences as a father of a special needs son, about love, family, and the meaning of life.

14 March 2013

Earth Friendly Moving

Cardboard boxes are not the way to move anymore. This video spotlights an exceptionally forward thinking company called Earth Friendly Moving, serving Orange county and Los Angeles county in California. They offer a Rent-A-Green Box service. These are strong plastic boxes you rent, all made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Owner Spencer Brown got the idea when he spent $800 on moving supplies, only to have to drive to the dump and trash them all after their one day of use.
His company also makes pallets to stack on, and a bubble wrap replacement out of waste materials. The trucks they drive are fueled by waste vegetable oil, which he says saves him half a million dollars a year.
Those styrofoam packing peanuts are not just a terrible choice because they float around and do not biodegrade: they break off into smaller bits and birds, fish and other animals eat them. They choke, become poisoned and die. This company has wonderful biodegradable solutions to replace them; small paper cubes made of recycled cereal boxes that people return when they are done, and another product that is fully compostable.

Yes we are moving on! See if you can support initiatives like this in your area when anyone you know needs to move from now on.

13 March 2013

Ringing Cedars Books

Anastasia will have you dancing with delight and squealing with excitement as you re-discover you - in all your glory! Like waking from a dream, you will find yourself suddenly remembering who you really are! Her soft-spoken words will go straight to your heart - like nothing you have ever read!

Official Website: Ringing Cedars of Russia
UK Website: Ringing Cedars
Canada Website: Anastasia
New Zealand Website: Space of Love
Ringing Cedars Monthly News: The Earth

About writer Vladimir Megre & his books

Book 1 (complete)

12 March 2013

Ethos (Full Movie)

Presented by twice Oscar nominated actor & activist Woody Harrelson, this powerful new documentary blows the lid off our corrupt system. From criminal conflicts of interest in politics, to unregulated corporate power, to a news media in the hands of multi-national conglomerates, to a military industrial complex that effectively owns our government.
We cannot fix our system until we know how it works.

Ethos looks at the systemic issues that work against democracy, the environment, democracy, justice and our own personal liberty.
However, it is not all bad news. Ethos offers a solution. A simple but powerful way that you can have your voices heard as they have never been heard before. Watch the film, spread the word, change the world.

Concentrated info which gives a big picture very fast even if the picture is even more big and way worse.

11 March 2013

The Harmonica Man

A retired Scottish-born man should have died long ago. But after facing death on more than one occasion, he decided to share his secret to happiness ... music.
Rarely, have I been emotionally moved to such an extent, as I beheld a dynamo of such power that is evident within his acts of pure giving and sharing. To me, this may be a glimpse into the way we once were - and the way we must strive to become again, if we are to remain viable, as a form of life on this planet.

10 March 2013

Take A Seat Make A Friend

SoulPancake hits the streets to see what happens when two strangers sit in a ball pit... and talk about life's big questions.

9 March 2013

Wayne Dyer: Power Of Intention

Wayne Dyer, a great inspirational speaker and bestselling writer withing the topics of spirituality, psychology and life. Website: Wayne Dyer

8 March 2013

Sugata Mitra: School In The Cloud

Professor Sugata Mitra, whose research inspired the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has been named the 2013 TED Prize winner. The professor of educational technology, who has used the slums of India to show that children, irrespective of who or where they are, can learn freely using computers has become the first $1m prize winner in TED prize's eight-year history. The TED Prize grants its winner $1m for ‘A wish that can inspire the world’. Professor Mitra’s ‘wish’ is:

'My wish is to help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Help me build the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. I also invite the global community to create their own miniature child-driven learning environments and share their discoveries.'

Short version with Dutch subtitles: Self Learning Children

The Hole In The Wall: self organising systems in education.

7 March 2013

Ron Finley: Guerilla Gardener

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA - in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."

6 March 2013

Bill Mollison: Global Gardener

Bill Mollison is a practical visionary. For three decades he has traveled the globe spreading the word about permaculture, the method of sustainable agriculture that he devised. Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Mollison has proved that even in the most difficult conditions permaculture empowers people to turn wastelands into food forests.
Global Gardener is a series of four half-hour programs. Each episode looks at examples in different bioregions.

In The Tropics - Mollison introduces the basic principles, and shows results in Australia, India, and Zimbabwe.

Dry Land - Reversing desertification in Arizona, Botswana and Australia.

Cool Climates - Europe, Tasmania, and the San Juan Islands in Washington State.

Urban - New York City and Harare, Zimbabwe.

5 March 2013

Gasland (Full Movie)

The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe?
When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called Gasland.

Short version on YouTube: Gasland

Fracking Hell: The Untold Story

An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains?
Marcellus Shale contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for 14 years. But as gas drilling takes place, using a process called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," toxic chemicals and methane gas seep into drinking water. Now experts fear that unacceptable levels of radioactive Radium 226 in gas development waste.
Fracking chemicals are linked to bone, liver and breast cancers, gastrointestinal, circulatory, respiratory, developmental as well as brain and nervous system disorders. Such chemicals are present in frack waste and may find their way into drinking water and air.

4 March 2013

Bhutan: The Land Of Happiness

Bhutan is the only nation in the world that measures Gross National Happiness (GNH) while all other nations focus on Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GNH was launched formally in 1972 as an economic alternative to GDP.
Bhutan has a completely different approach to prosperity from the rest of the western world. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigme Thinley said, "The dogma of limitless productivity and growth in a finite world is unsustainable and unfair for future generations". At the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements he made a commitment to sustainable agriculture saying, "...my government has pledged to become 100% organic in food production…"

Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

Bhutan, a small country enshrined in the Himalaya's leads the way in the pursuit of holistic, inclusive and truly environmentally sustainable development.

3 March 2013

Terence McKenna: Psychedelics

Psychedelics: An Illegal Experience

Hallucinogenic substances have been instrumental in the foundation of many aspects of our cultural heritage. In this challenging program, McKenna suggests ways in which hallucinogenic plants have been associated with spiritual traditions in ancient India, in the Amazon and in medieval Europe.

2 March 2013

Leonard Orr: Immortality

Leonard Orr is an author and longevity researcher who claims to have met 'immortal' yogis in India who were currently 300, 800, and up to 2,000 years old. He says the thing they all had in common was an intimate relationship with Earth, Air, Fire, and Water in their daily lives. For instance they all bathed twice a day and drank plenty of pure water to maintain the balance of water in the body. They were all vegetarians eating simple mostly raw food diets and spent time "grounding" to balance their earth energy. They all practiced pranayama deep breathing and regular fasting for air purification. And they all performed sun or fire gazing and yogic exercise to vitalize their fire energy.

Leonard Orr:
'After teaching the truth about physical immortality for over 30 years, I’ve concluded that the reason people don’t like to know about it is because it involves a little spiritual work and personal changes. Physical immortality is the natural result of a mind filled with wisdom and aliveness.

The three basic causes of death are:
1. Ignorance
2. Emotional energy pollution
3. Poor diet.

Therefore, to master death you have to do three things:

1. Master the idea of physical immortality, which involves living from Spirit, our natural divinity.
2. Unravel our own death urge, which we received from our parents and encourage all the people in our environment to do the same. Learn how to keep our energy body & emotional mind clean and balanced through spiritual purification practices.
3. Learn the power of nutrition and fasting and the other simple and pleasurable habits that give us body mastery. Becoming a vegetarian is basic!

Mastering spiritual practices is less difficult than living a miserable life that leads to the grave. In fact, true spiritual practices are the ultimate pleasures and enrich all the pleasures of living. As I studied the lives of my immortal yogi friends, I began to realize that becoming an immortal yogi is not difficult; it just takes a different focus. People die because they kill themselves.

Is physical immortality realistic? Yes, if we honor the following. The three basic secrets to physical immortality are:

1. To stay tuned into God - Infinite Energy, our Source - all the time. Have pure thoughts and Life.
2. To heal the death urge. Healing the death urge can take us through the most ugly emotions of suicidal and homicidal thoughts - we have to survive the illusions in our own mind and go for wisdom and bliss.
3. To keep our energy body clean and balanced with the simple and pleasurable spiritual purification practices with mind, earth, air, water, fire, and love.

When we eat food we have to clean the dishes, etc. When our home gets dirty, we have to clean it. We also have to wash our clothes. When our energy body (also called emotional body) gets dirty through absorbing emotional energy pollution as we participate with people or in our self-healing process, we have to clean ourselves emotionally and spiritually. It is a daily process. Spiritual cleanliness is Energy and Peace.

If we stay ahead of the pollution - cleansing process, we become more alive every day. If we lose the spiritual purification game, we become more dead every day. Victory or victim? Energy becomes what it thinks about. Your personal energy is the Eternal Spirit - God Within - your natural divinity. This Infinite Eternal Energy is helpless and powerless without thought and yet it is the power of thought. Your unlimited potential is only potential until it has been activated and directed by your thoughts. Energy is directed by thought.
Infinite Power directed by thoughts of weakness can produce infinite weakness. Infinite power directed by wholesome and healthy thoughts produce infinite wholesomeness, health, and safety - beyond safety - peace and pleasure. Thoughts of death produce death. Thoughts of Eternal Life produce physical immortality and body mastery. The body is Energy materialized by thought; not passive thinking, but active thinking; thought in motion. Your physical body and emotional body have been built up by millions of thoughts in action. To be a master, you now have to catch the thoughts and change them with the kind of actions that produce the results you like. We are all scientists and our body is the laboratory. Various nutrients have been created by thinking beings to produce certain effects in the body. Some of these cause and effect relationships are simple and some are quite complex. And simple fasting is the direct route to the purity of Infinite Energy. However, it is also possible to starve to death for spiritual purposes. We have to learn balance and common sense. More people die from overeating today than from starvation.

Repentance is fun! Changing our minds is the great, eternal adventure of all intelligent divine beings.
Playing in your Spirit Energy, your Divine Mind, and your Infinitely Beautiful Body is what Eternal Life is all about.
Have fun!' 

The Yoga of Physical Immortality

Your Physical Body does not have to die. There are many Immortal People 300 yrs to 30,000,000 yrs old on this planet now. Many People are realizing their original true nature and potential of Physical Immortality. You can maintain a youthful physical body on earth while traveling and exploring manifold realms and planes simultaneously. Death is not inevitable. Your are alive now, therefore your life urge is stronger than your death urge. As long you keep stengthening your Life urge and canceling the death urge, you will go on living in eternal health and youthfulness. Physical Immortality is not only possible, it can be a great service and divine play.

1 March 2013

Food Fight

This video rips right to the core of what's really killing inner city Americans: food.
Processed food, to be exact: the nutrient-depleted, overly-refined, pasteurized homogenized GMO-contaminated pesticide-sprayed food that kills blacks, whites and everyone else by the millions every year.
There's only one music video that stands out in loving contrast against the self-destructive gangsta rap we've all been inundated with over the years: Food Fight moved me to tears and inspired me with the hope that humanity may yet survive the curse of corporate destruction. This video tells the story that even Michelle Obama dare not utter, for it's the true story of how inner city kids, teens and adults are being decimated by GMOs, processed foods, energy drinks and other contortions of the corporate food factory regime.
We ALL need to be food fighters! That means fighting for food justice across America, and especially in the inner cities where the availability of healthy food is limited (by design). There is an agenda in America right now to keep inner city people diseased, dumbed-down, cognitively impaired and nutritionally deficient. The vector of attack is the food supply and vaccines. The motivation behind this is to make sure people can be easily dominated by the system. The food is poison, and it kills orders of magnitude more people than guns, or auto accidents or anything else, including pharmaceutical medicine.
The creators of this video are food fighters. Ultimately, we are all spiritual warriors because what we're fighting for is more than mere substance; we are fighting for the soul of humanity.