Thursday, May 24, 2018

A New Way to Happiness? (May 24)

Ananda (Dharma Meditation Initiative), Dhr. Seven, Ven. Aloka, Moriah, Wisdom Quarterly

What is "happiness"? Last week with the young American Buddhist nun Sayalay Aloka, we had a great time breaking it down.

There are those things that cost a lot of money, take a lot of effort, and produce only a little temporary alleviation from the daily humdrum. They disappoint. But they're all we've ever known to relieve unhappiness.

U know u want. I'm the carrot. You're the ass.
Is "ALL life suffering"? No. If it were, explained the Buddha, nobody would remain in samsara (the endless wandering on in search of sensual pleasures plagued by ignorance and ensnared by lust).

U know u want it. Make the payments, b*tch.
"All conditioned-existence is unsatisfactory," that's the way to accurately translate it. Things disappoint. So Buddhists say, "There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way!" Be happy now. But how?

All conditioned things are incapable of fulfilling us, satisfying us, putting to rest our abysmal craving. So if we don't get off this carousel, it will just keep going forever in the three periods of time (past, present, future).
 
See how that works, Max? - No. - Go home, boy.
It is getting in touch with the Three Roots of Happiness (alobha, adosa, amoha).

We'll learn and PRACTICE presence (the power of now) by what the Buddha taught as "mindfulness" (sati), which differs from the way many are using the word nowadays. Why will we practice?

Because if greed, hatred, and delusion are the sources of misery, perhaps
  1. letting go
  2. deeply opening the heart, and
  3. being mindful in this present moment
is a whole new way of approaching happiness, bliss, and ecstasy here right now. And these teachings of the Buddha can be practiced all the way to enlightenment.

☿ Liberation: Ireland's Condom Train (video)

TheJournal.ie; Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, Pat Macpherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Contraceptive Train ran on May 22, 1971. Feminists from the Irish Women's Liberation Movement bought condoms, spermicidal jelly, and aspirin (in place of the pill) to give out.

The Condom Train incident
What's the big fuss then? Ya eat these?
There is a new tribute to the 1971 Contraceptive Train, which changed Ireland's sexual landscape forever: a musical has been written about the Irish women's movement.

One Saturday morning in May 1971, 49 Irish women changed the social landscape of Ireland when they took a train from Belfast to Dublin.
Power to ♀☿ of the world!
The women were part of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, and they made news all over the world when they brought condoms down from Northern Ireland [UK], while contraception was illegal in the Republic [of Ireland].

It was a landmark moment in the Irish women’s movement, which became known as the contraceptive train. The story is being brought to the stage next month in the form of a musical, The Train. 
Beginning split between Church and State
We could use more condoms in U.S.
While contraception was available in the North, the women couldn’t get their hands on the pill on the trip as they didn’t have a prescription, so they bought large amounts of condoms.
 
They also decided to buy hundreds of aspirin tablets [to mimic the pill] and publicly swallowed them at the station, as customs officials wouldn’t immediately know the difference.
 
India still won't allow saucy condom ads.
Director of The Train and Rough Magic Artistic Director Lynne Parker said, “The IWLM and The Contraceptive Train marked the beginning of the split between Church and State -- a schism that is ongoing.” More

Hey, YOU, prevent pregnancy with easy contraception. Sign banned in U.S. and Ireland.

FUNNY: Honest Gov't Ad: Trickledown (video)

Andrew Cheetham (HUMOR, davidicke.com, 5/15/18); Pat Macpherson (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly
HUMOR: Honest Australia government advert: Trickledown Economics (Banking and Finance)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

US kids now live at home until age 34 (video)

(elle.com); Ashley Wells, C. Quintero, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Judge orders him to move out of parents' house
You're growing up old, Junior. - C'mon, mom.
Some news that will shock no woman: A 30-year-old man has been ordered to move out of his parents' home after they sue him.

Michael Rotondo's parents claim he would not leave their home, despite the fact that they began giving him notices in February 2018.

They also offered $1,100 to help him find his own place, which Rotondo took, but continued living in their home. According to ABC 7, he does not contribute to the family's expenses or chores.


Rotondo claimed he wasn't given enough time to leave and called the judge's decision to evict him "outrageous." The judge also asked adult protective services to look into the case.

Michael Rotondo first moved back into his parents' house eight years ago and claims he runs a website business, but did not give more details. He is said to have returned to his parents' home to get some things before finding a place to stay. More

SoCal housing prices hit new high today

Median price in LA County $585,000 in March, higher in OC (Divanov/Shutterstock).
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I can always marry a sugar daddy, right?
The cost of buying has been at an all-time high for a three-month period. It’s been a tough spring for Los Angeles homebuyers.

With fewer than usual houses on the market to choose from, prices bested an all-time record in April, according to a new report from real estate tracker CoreLogic.

That makes three months in a row in which the region’s price record has been broken, and homes are now selling for well above prices seen in the buildup to the 2007 mortgage crisis. In April 2018, the median price hit $590,000... More
Science: When is it time to move out?
You want me to move out? But I haven't found a wife-husband to support me yet.
A couple in upstate NY sued their own son, who still lives at home, to have him evicted — and they won. A judge has ruled the 30-year-old unemployed man must leave and stop tormenting his parents. Michael Rotondo, who has been living with his parents, Christina and Mark Rotondo, shows no signs of leaving, say court filings (BravoTV).
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"Cannabis: A Lost History" (video)

Chris Rice (2018 documentary); Ananda M., Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
All images sole property of their respective owners, used here only for educational purposes.
 
This documentary explores the longstanding relationship of human beings and Cannabis sativa, from its use in ancient Asia to its ban in 20th century America.

Written, narrated, and directed by Chris Rice (patreon.com/chrisricema), the director of "DMT: A Lost History." Music by Chris Rice except "Grandma's Grapes" by Green Warp.

For more information on the sacramental history of cannabis, check out the works of Chris Bennet (cannabisculture.com). For more on the ancient use of cannabis in general, check out Marijuana, the First Twelve Thousand Years and Antique Cannabis Book.

David Icke: Are we being LIED to? (video)

David Icke (davidicke.com), May 23, 2018; Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly

David Icke: What if all we ever knew was a lie?

Experts: Alarming drought hits US Southwest

Associated Press (ap.org); Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Rafters float down the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing, and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest (

This drought is a deliberate program.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing, and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
Climatologists and other experts today provided an update on the situation in the Four Corners region -- where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet.

The fires to come will be the worst ever.
They say the area is among the hardest hit. And there's little relief expected, and even robust summer rains might not be enough to replenish the soil and ease the fire danger.
 
The region is dealing with exceptional drought -- the worst category.

That has left farmers, ranchers, and water planners bracing for a much different situation than just a year ago when only a fraction of the region was experiencing low levels of dryness.
 
Brian Fuchs [pronounced, uh, never mind], a climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center in Nebraska, said people are become more aware and more concerned.

"We've been on this pattern where conditions have dried out, we haven't seen much relief through last summer or into the winter months. And here we are going into the summer of 2018 with over two-thirds of the region already in drought," he said. "So that's alarming to say the least." More

WOMEN ONLY: "Beauty and Below" (June 2)

Liftique, L.A., OC; Crystal Quintero, Ashley Wells, Ananda M. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly


I am the most beautiful Latina! (model)
Interested in a two-session "health and beauty" seminar just for women? Why two sessions? One is for "beauty" [or what passes for beauty in our agist, racist, shadist, post-colonial society]. The other is for below the waistline, you know, down there. 

SESSION 1 (MEN ALLOWED), 10:00 am-11:15 pm: New technologies for looking younger WITHOUT surgery: Tighten and firm skin for a more beautiful appearance and a natural, youthful look. Presented by Liftique Founder and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Applebaum (see below) of Beverly Hills.
  • Discover how Liftique uses the latest FDA-approved energy based medical technologies, which are able to reduce, correct, and postpone the most common signs of visible aging -- without surgery or painful procedures.
  • Learn how Liftique’s “one and done” premier procedure activates the body’s OWN skin-tightening mechanism -- for a naturally-youthful appearance with no “over-pulled” look.
  • See dozens of actual patients' before-and-after results and hear about their experiences.
Plus learn:
    Old, white, and rich? (actual patient)
  • Scientific facts on how “anti-aging” creams and “skin tightening” serums compare to the latest advances in skin tightening, firming and rejuvenation.
  • Why an increasing number of women and men are asking for alternatives to traditional face and neck lift surgeries.
  • The difference between “non-surgical” and “minimally-invasive,” and why a combination of both treatment protocols is optimal.
  • What doctors and patients are saying about The LIFTIQUE™ “one and done” premier procedure for face, chin, jowl tightening, and neck smoothing -- as well as unsightly bra rolls, back fat, and loose arm skin.

SESSION 2: Down Below
Butt lift? Maybe. Front-end rejuvenation
SESSION 2 (11:30 am-12:30 pm): New technologies for the non-surgical treatment of restrictive or painful pelvic floor disorders presented by Chief Medical Director of Liftique Blush Dr. Karram.

(WOMEN ONLY) Discover how new energy-based technologies are making it possible for women to stop having to live with embarrassing, limiting, or painful pelvic floor disorders. Learn how Liftique Blush:
  • Treats bladder dysfunction and leakage, stress or urge incontinence, OAB syndrome or chronic urinary tract infections.
  • Treats female sexual dysfunction such as vaginal dryness and painful intercourse caused by the onset of menopausal conditions and estrogen-positive breast cancer.
  • Improves the quality of life and helps a woman enjoy new levels of freedom and partner intimacy.
  • Uses the latest, safest, non-surgical technologies and a customized treatment program to improve and treat pelvic floor disorders.
  • Offers a comprehensive, fully customized pelvic floor health program.
  • Beauty and Below FREE seminar
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:30 pm
  • South Coast Plaza Westin, across from the mall
  • Orange County, California, FREE parking
  • Register FREE (by Liftique.com)

That b*tch called me a "b*tch"! (video)

Cardi B; "Bhadd Baby" Danielle Bregoli; Kendrick Lamar, Delaney; Kanye West, JohnExArmy, Charlamagne; Bela, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly\
WARNING: Profanity, gratuitous use of the word "b*tch," the term "ratchet," and F-word!
WARNING: Don't sing along in public! Unless you're qualified by pervasive social norms.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar became the first non-classical, non-jazz musician to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Music. Lamar has topped the charts with music that tackles issues of race, politics, religion, and even mental health. The Pulitzer follows the five Grammy Awards won by Lamar in January for DAMN., his fourth studio album. His previous album, To Pimp a Butterfly, also won five Grammys. Lamar recently produced and curated the soundtrack for the Black Panther film to critical acclaim. He will not, however, tolerate white people singing the word "[blank]" when singing along to his songs even when he calls them up to sing with him. Word. More + VIDEO

COMMENTARY
We disagree with Kendrick and the audience, but it's not our choice. And we don't want it to be our choice. Let Lamar, other rappers, and the oppressed communities referred to be the ones to decide how they are referred to, even when re-appropriating or taking the sting out of a defamatory and highly offensive term with strong racial and socioeconomic terms. Can we all, eventually, just get along? Not now, but in the future? Reparations are needed, but the whole discussion is a non-starter.
 
WARNING: Vulgar, profanity, N-word, sexual references, gratuitous, ratchet! Oprah Winfrey's favorite album contained "Bodak Yellow," Winfrey claims. Don't sing along!
(The Supremekati) The Original "Catch Me Outside How 'Bout Dat?" #CashMeOutside

(Jonathan Miller) Make a deal with Baphomet? Even if you don't believe, they do. And they won't let you "make it" in Hollywood without a sealed deal where they control you.

Is Kanye West waking up from MK Ultra?
Is it possible for Kanye to be woke? Hes' a Kardashian. If Kanye has escaped the sunken place then the elite rulers of Hollywood will quickly attempt to silence him. Kanye West full interview.

Exposing these "royal" weddings
Royal wedding is a joke (German reptilian hybrids laughing)
 
Operative?
Offensive troll Alex Jones [Could he have anything true and useful to say?] breaks down the House of Windsor. What are their last names? Harry who? Princess Di what? Charles? We never hear it. Bi-racial black American Meghan Markle is now "Her Royal Majesty Duchess of Sussex." How cool is that? But she has lost much and may be getting set up to become an Illuminati "sacrifice" like beloved American Princess Di(e). I'm retiring soon [because I've been outed and am no longer a useful apparatchik to the CIA and/or right wing extremists?]

Royal Wedding Scam: Poor Meghan! (video)

David Icke Videocast, May 18, '18; Pat Macpherson, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Her Royal Highness, Meghan [Saxe-Coburg-Gotha], Duchess of Sussex

What is Princess Diana, Philip, Andrew, Harry, Meghan, and everyone else in the House of Windsor's LAST NAME? It is [the German house of] Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
 
Mr.-Mrs. Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Our British readers in England and descendants from all over the United Kingdom (UK) may want to pay special attention to this "ROYAL WEDDING SPECIAL: Rule by Bloodline? It's Time to Grow Up." Register to receive Dot Connector Videocast. Tickets for world tour. David Icke books. Facebook, twitter.