Should be noted that the crowdfunding campaign was a rousing success, and my favorite book about summoning aliens with your privates is coming to a stage in Liverpool this Sunday, November 23rd (of course) and again in London the following weekend. Not only that but there’s going to be an epic “Conferestival” on Saturday to kick things into the upper echelons of high strangeness. Apparently, some of my collage sigils even made it into the tantric sex sequence of the play, which is magickally appropriate. To say that I’m more than a bit honored by this creative decision would be a massive understatement. If only I was a richer man who could justify spending my money on such a trip, I’d be there in a heartbeat, but alas it is not to be at this point in my life. Apparently they might make it to the states here if it’s successful enough (come to Seattle) but if you happen to live in the UK, make it fucking so.… Read the rest
In 2010, a group of scientists discovered that they could tell what random number a person was thinking from the movement of their eyes.
…But this might not work on people who have never learned to read, whose first language was Arabic, or who have recently looked at a clock.
This is all part of one of the strangest things ever seen in psychology – A phenomenon called The SNARC Effect.
In California, a student is facing punishment because he omitted “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia another student knocked out a teacher and as of the recording of this video may not even be expelled. What’s going on in our school systems?
From The Grio: Philadelphia teacher knocked out by student in hallway
This clip features Ron Placone and is a summary from the Indie Bohemians Morning Show.
Join me as I rant about my summoning into the Occult by mysterious 5th dimensional entities and the omnipresence of dualities in spiritual thought. Find out how this relates to the creative polarities of shamanic and western materialist philosophy and why these forces need to increasingly commingle if we’re to evolve heavenward.
Hey Disinfonauts, thought you might like to know that we’ve uploaded Never Get Busted Again: Volume 1 Traffic Stops to YouTube. You can now watch it for free.
Watch Barry Cooper, a former police officer in Texas focusing on narcotics interdiction for eight years, teach you exactly what you need to know to stay out of jail. With over 800 felony and misdemeanor narcotics arrests, DEA training, and extensive experience with K-9s (drug dogs), Barry’s friendly, plain spoken and honest attitude makes it easy and entertaining for you to learn what you need to know.
via News Junkie Post:
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For the global majority, the disappointing world order is owed in large part to the current capitalist system and its industrialized military operations around the world. After half a century of loans, structural adjustments, industrialization, austerity measures, embargoes, sanctions, wars, and neoliberal trade agreements, wealth has increased and stratified for the powers that have historically orchestrated it. By contrast, the gap between rich and poor has widened, and many nations of the Global South find themselves in disadvantageous positions with regard to international economics and global politics.
This pernicious system is propped up by the United States government first of all, and its close partner, the United Kingdom. In a world that is becoming increasingly tired of Anglo-American authority, the Yankee and British economies rely on arms exports to maintain their supremacy. Currently, as number one and number three of the world’s arms exporters, the US share of the market is about 78 percent, and that of the UK is about 3.5 percent.
“We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it a home.
We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.”
– Lao Tzu
Synchromusicology Pt. IV: Symphonic Sorcery, New Aeon Magic, and The Silence Between the Gnosis
You’ve probably heard the old wives’ tale of ‘The Image In A Dead Man’s Eye’ – the idea that the eye retains the last thing it sees before death.
…Isn’t it odd how obvious superstitions sometimes turn out to be completely true?
‘Optography’, or the art of recovering the last image seen by an eye, is a very real thing with a long and strange history:
(Video contains a number of actual images recovered from dead eyes)
By Rachael Sharman, University of the Sunshine Coast
A research centre in the UK recently found that lavishing praise on students, particularly low-attaining students, may be counter-productive. By providing a no-fail, no-consequences environment in which the top priority is to make everybody feel good about themselves, we are doing little more than setting young people up to fail.
It would appear our modern education systems have delivered us not only a backslide of Australian student rankings, but also our highest youth unemployment rate in decades. Research suggests that basic employability skills, where worker can arrive on time, take instruction and get on with others, are wanting in this generation of young people.
An ad for an apprentice recently posted on a job site perfectly summarised the difficulty faced by employers trying to give a young person a go. It listed only two selection criteria:
1) Not afraid to work
2) Can turn up Monday to Friday.… Read the rest
It’s pretty universally agreed that Ghosts can be quite the inconvenience (All of those Paranormal Activity movies wouldn’t lie to us…)
But since a ghost is apparently the surviving soul of a human, if anyone ever destroyed one, could they then be charged with having committed murder?
This might seem to be an incredibly pedantic question, but a number of real-life court cases have probed the legality of Ghost-a-cide.