#Bitcoin or Bust!

#Bitcoin or Bust!

It’s official. I’ve jumped into the Bitcoin bandwagon. I’ve heard of Bitcoin a couple years ago but I was too dense to notice its significance. That’s why I’m still kicking myself for almost missing out on this technological revolution. As Tony Soprano said, “It’s good to be in something from the ground floor.” I may have missed the Bitcoin ground floor, but I’m definitely now on board on this runaway freight train.

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No, Mr. President. We don’t want another Dirty War!

Mr. President, don't make us grumpy. You won't like us when we're grumpy.

Mr. President, don’t make us grumpy. You won’t like us when we’re grumpy.

Why is the U.S. so gung-ho and bloodthirsty in attacking Syria? If your answer is to prevent al-Assad from massacring his own people with chemical weapons, then I hate to burst your bubble of naïveté.

Here’s the thing: wars are almost always waged *not* for humanitarian reasons. Aside from it being a sophisticated money laundering scheme used by the sociopathic elites, wars are almost always about *control of resources* and *strategic global financial dominance*.

For the past week I’ve been ranting my heart out on Facebook and other social media sites about my opposition to the impending military intervention on Syria knowing full well that I can rant all day long but it won’t amount to anything other than me feeling better for making my opinions known to the public (as well as to the NSA cyber-snoopers). So I’ve decided to not only rant but also do my civic duty as an American citizen of this great nation which was hijacked by sociopathic elites in the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex.

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Touch the Groove of My Kickass Dharma Mix


I’ve been playing around with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad for a few weeks now. I love this application. It rekindled my passion for mixing music. To practice my remix chops I’ve created a series of dharma mix featuring my kick ass dharma teacher, Shinzen Young, remixed with some of my favorite music. It’s my way of expressing my gratitude to his crisp, concise, and no-nonsense approach to the dharma. It’s also my own way of paying it forward and passing it along to those who are ready to take in the message.

Below are the music tracks. If you enjoy listening to it, please share it with others and spread them far and wide. This is ~DJC4Chaos signing off. Take care and godspeed.

#KickassDharmaMix

1. A Complete Experience of Paradise City

2. Waking Up to the Activity Called “You”

3. Enlighten Up

4. Meet Me Halfway on the Pathless Land

5. Creepy Intermediate Realms

6. 21 Guns In the Realms of Power

7. True Colors of a Peaceful Mind

 

P.S. Thanks to my FB buddy Scott for the reminder. We’ll share the good karma, bro 🙂

 

UPDATE 8/24/13: Here’s a bonus track. Coz I just have to remix Shinzen with this awesome song by Muse that’s why. So pump up the volume and touch the groove of this kickass dharma.

 

#Restorethe4th EPIC Thread

Here’s my EPIC thread contribution to the #Restorethe4th protest.

 

I’ve been following the EPIC NSA leak story since it broke out. I have woven three EPIC threads in the process. For those who are on Facebook check out the following links:

EPIC Thread #1: Orwell is right

EPIC Thread #2: Edward Snowden: Badass Hero

EPIC Thread #3: Glenn Greenwald: Badass

As of this writing the NSA leak scandal has turned into an action-packed International Chess game at the Casino Royale. This story is (and has always been) bigger than Snowden or any other personality. This story is even bigger than the NSA. This story is about the leviathan power structure of global surveillance–the center of it is the U.S. National Security State.  This has happened before, and it will happen again. Here’s my bottom line take on this issue.

ON THE SNOOPING SUPERPOWERS OF THE POWER STRUCTURE

The Idealist in me is hoping that a sweeping reform of the Global Intelligence Community will be a result of the fallout of the Snowden NSA/GCHQ leaks.

BUT the Cynical Realist in me doesn’t see any reform or progress in the foreseeable future.

We’ve been here before since the revelation of ECHELON and numerous whistleblowers who had exposed the dirty secrets of the National Security/Surveillance State. Yet nothing has changed. Actually, there were changes, big technological changes which further improved the capability and efficiency of global snooping between nations directed at their citizens.

Orwell was right. The Powers That Be will continue to stamp their boots on our collective faces as technology exponentially advances. That’s the nature of the Power Structure. It is what it is: A hydra-like leviathan; slay one head and out pops another — stronger, fiercer, bigger, angrier.

If you think I’m being uber-cynical, I hope you’re right. But history gives me a license to be bitter and hopeless. (See article by William Blum below for context.)

When all is said and done, we’re better off working on our own personal salvation, or just continue to wallow in blissful ignorance, all the while loving and serving one another with the best of intentions, as much as we can.

William Blum on Edward Snowden and ECHELON

Eavesdropping on the planet

The above is the title of an essay that I wrote in 2000 that appeared as a chapter in my book Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower. Here are some excerpts that may help to put the current revelations surrounding Edward Snowden into perspective …

Can people in the 21st century imagine a greater invasion of privacy on all of earth, in all of history? If so, they merely have to wait for technology to catch up with their imagination.

~ http://williamblum.org/aer/read/118

 

That’s all for now. Have a Happy Fourth of July.

The Psi Wars Just Went Nuclear on TED

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been following the TED saga on the Sheldrake and Hancock TEDx controversy. For the most part I’ve been harsh on TED’s knee-jerk decision to pull out Sheldrake and Hancock’s talks and their lame and unsubstantiated justification for doing so. But in fairness to TED, I think they have every right to filter the talks that get published on their official distribution channel. TED has a tough job of protecting its brand from being diluted by nonsensical ideas masquerading as science. And even Rupert Sheldrake sympathizes with TED. As Sheldrake has eloquently said in his response to the controversy:

There’s a lot of rubbish and there has to be some kind of filter. So I’m not against the idea of a filter but what I am against is the idea of applying the filter in a very partial kind of way.

So it’s not the filtering per se that got me disappointed with TED but the manner in which they have done the filtering and the sloppy justification after the fact.

But just when I thought that the Sheldrake-Hancock TED controversy was about to die down, TED made another douchey move when it revoked TEDxWestHollywood’s license because their program was unscientific. According to TED’s email to TEDxWestHollywood event organizer, Suzanne Taylor:

We disallow speakers who use the language of science to claim they have proven the truth of ideas that are speculative and which have failed to gain significant scientific acceptance.

Then TED named names with the word “pseudoscience” in the same paragraph.

We will be especially interested to hear about the ideas that  Marianne Williamson, Russell Targ, Larry Dossey, Paul Nugent, and Marilyn Schlitz will be presenting.We feel that the pseudoscience struggle is an important one. TED and TEDx cannot be platforms that give undo legitimacy to false evidence and selective logic — regardless of brilliant packaging.

I’m familiar with most of the names mentioned above but I don’t know enough details about their work to agree or disagree with TED’s assessment.  However, I strongly object to lumping Russell Targ into the category of “pseudoscience.” The fact that TED has pointed a finger to Russell Targ leads me to speculate that the TED staff are ignorant (or maybe just dismissive) of the Remote viewing literature. I don’t claim expertise on the subject of remote viewing but I’ve been familiar with the literature for more than two decades now.

I understand the remote viewing protocol — it’s double-blind. The late Ingo Swann was instrumental in designing the protocol. Then it was taught to a few intelligence personnels in the military (one of them is remote viewer #001 Joe McMoneagle). I’ve always focused my attention to the original people who started it all because they did solid research on the phenomenon and they’re the ones who designed the original protocol. Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff had a deal with the CIA and the Defense Department that in return for funding they helped the military with intelligence work (e.g. locating people and cites of interests). Another condition was that Targ and Puthoff were given free rein by the military to publish their work in scientific journals. The classified project — Stargate Project —  lasted for more than two decades. I don’t know about you but I don’t think Targ/Puthoff/Swann could’ve hoax the Defense Department, CIA, FBI, and even NASA for a long time, especially when millions of money were involved. The Defense Department might be wasteful in their spending but I don’t think the people running it were that stupid to be fooled for two decades without them getting valuable results.  Continue reading >