Free Video Course from Oprah and Eckhart Tolle

This is so cool and all free…a ten-hour course in how to learn to be more present and an process to live in the NOW.  This is an earth shaking learning opportunity…if you are ready…if this doesn’t make sense to you, then you are not ready.

If you are ready, HAVE FUN and get ready to wake up!

http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahsbookclub/anewearth/pkganewearthwebcast/20080130_obc_webcast_watchnow

Interesting Notes from the Past predict our current credit "meltdown"

Again, I heard this on Deepak Chopra’s Radio show on Sirius Radio (channel 102 on day every Saturday).

Here is a link to  President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Farewell Address delivered 17 January 1961.

Here are a couple of excerpts that are very telling to me:

A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction. Our military organization today bears little relation to that known of any of my predecessors in peacetime, or, indeed, by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.

Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense. We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security alone more than the net income of all United States cooperations — corporations.

Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet, we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved. So is the very structure of our society.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

So here we are now…looking for 700 billion dollars to pay some bills…I don’t think we took these words above to heart.

Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society’s future, we — you and I, and our government — must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.

During the long lane of the history yet to be written, America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. Such a confederation must be one of equals. The weakest must come to the conference table with the same confidence as do we, protected as we are by our moral, economic, and military strength. That table, though scarred by many fast frustrations — past frustrations, cannot be abandoned for the certain agony of disarmament — of the battlefield.

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. Because this need is so sharp and apparent, I confess that I lay down my official responsibilities in this field with a definite sense of disappointment. As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of war, as one who knows that another war could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years, I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight.

Guess he was right there eh…sorry I didn’t do more to try to turn the tide…I’m putting “heal the world” back on my to do list:  🙂

Yoops

RING THE BELLS by Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad

I just heard this song on Deepak Chopra’s radio show…and it awesome…you have to check it out.

You can listen to the song, and read more about the song at this link:

http://deepakchopra.com/2008/09/26/ring-the-bells-by-melissa-etheridge-and-salman-ahmad/

There will be a web page (I have not found it yet) and a movement to get everyone in the world to ring a bell for peace and change on 21 Dec 08….stand by for more details.

PEACE OUT!

Yoops

Slacker's RISE UP!

As promised, Michael Moore made his film available for free and to SHARE…so hey download it!  I loved the email that he send out…see below (as you can see…I’m a slacker…its 2 Oct!)

Friends,
It’s officially September 23rd and my new film, “Slacker Uprising,” is now premiering live at SlackerUprising.com! It is available for free as a gift from me to all of you. And you have my permission to share it or show it in any way you see fit.

Watch it all: http://slackeruprising.com/download/location.php?utm_medium=download&utm_source=30345052

At that link, there are five ways you can watch it free and without advertising:

blip.tv is providing streaming right from slackeruprising.com, free of commercials and advertising.
Amazon Video on Demand will provide a higher resolution version of the above stream for people with lots of bandwidth. It will be available in a few hours.
iTunes will make it easy for you to download “Slacker Uprising” on your iTunes, iPod, or Apple TV, and view it there or transmit it to your television. This way, the film can be portable as well as for home viewing. This will be available soon.
Hypernia is providing bandwidth and servers to host MPEG4 and DivX versions of “Slacker Uprising” online, so you can burn a DVD or download the film to watch on your computer, XBOX, or PS3.
Lycos is providing free streaming of the film and an on-demand version.
Stream it, download it, burn it now. It’s the first time a major feature-length film is being released for free on the internet. You can be part of this historic moment by logging on now!

Enjoy!!

Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
MichaelMoore.com
SlackerUprising.com

P.S. Remember, we’re doing something that’s never been done, so I have no idea how it will all go! Don’t give up if it seems to go slow (like with any streaming, give the downloading a head start before you hit play), and don’t forget there are two places where you can actually download it to your hard drive and three ways to stream it. You can get to all of them at the link above.

P.P.S. If you’re not yet registered to vote, here’s a good link: https://www.voteforchange.com/. There’s less than two weeks for you to get registered, especially if you have moved since the last time you voted.

I watched the movie…and it’s a lot of fun…just in time to remind us all to vote (I think Senator O’bama is going to win…that is what my heart tells me 🙂