Showing posts from April, 2017

Theresa May: UK and US cannot return to 'failed' interventions

BBC News 26 January 2017

Theresa May has told US Republicans the UK and America cannot return to "failed" military interventions "to remake the world in our own image".

Suggesting a UK foreign policy shift, she said those days were over but added that the US and UK should not "stand idly by when the threat is real".

She said the two countries must "renew the special relationship for this new age" and "lead together, again".

Mrs May's US speech comes ahead of talks with President Donald Trump.

She will be the first world leader to meet the new president on Friday, a visit which comes amid controversy over comments by President Trump about waterboarding.

Asked about his remarks on her flight to the US, the PM told journalists that the UK condemns torture and "my view on that won't change - whether I am talking to you or talking to the president".

But she said she and Mr Trump could work together, despite their different style…

UN Calls For Worldwide Treaty To Phase Out Pesticides & Transition To Sustainable Farming


The debate concerning the safety of chemical pesticides used on food crops for humans and animals alike rages on. Some believe the risk is negligible, and simply washing your produce mitigates any potentially risks these chemical pose, while others argue that plants grown in pesticides absorb the chemicals into their flesh, which means washing the outer skin offers little protection. Many people buy organic produce to avoid this, but others believe the organic label to be little more than a money making ploy.

Regardless of what side of the argument you land on, it has been proven time and time again that chemical pesticides wreak havoc on human health. Why Are We Even Using Pesticides?Throughout the years, putting toxic chemicals onto our food has been justified with the argument that doing so increases crop yields. Many believe we couldn’t produce enough food to feed the population without pesticides. And this may be true for mass produced crops like corn…

Beware the bad news bubble.

[from, Newsletter The Crunch # 35, edited version]
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you know there's a big conversation happening on the internet right now about filter bubbles. We're guessing you haven't been hiding under a rock because you subscribe to this newsletter. And we know you're interested, because two of our most popular recent stories have been on this subject. In a nutshell, we're all worried that instead of improving the world by making information more accessible, the internet has done the opposite by creating echo chambers that further entrench our prejudices.

Most of the discussion in this area tends to revolve around political views. Thanks to the decline of traditional media and the proliferation of new online media outlets, people are less exposed to ideas that contradict their beliefs. If you think the Democrats conspired to create millions of illegal votes, or that the Trump campaign collu…

The Upanishads; A New Translation

[extract from the first few pages of Thomas Egenes' brilliant Introduction]

The word upanishad means "sit down near"; upa (near), ni (down) and shad (sit). Traditionally, the student sat down near the teacher to receive secret instruction, and in this way knowledge was passed down from teacher to student, linking each new generation back to the ancient tradition of the Upanishads. Many of the upanishads consist of a dialogue between teacher and student in the deep quietude of a forest hermitage (ashrama) or in the home of the teacher (where the students lived as part of a system called gurukula).

The great teacher Shankara explained the word upanishad as "the knowledge of Brahman by which ignorance is destroyed " In other accounts, "sit down near" (upanishad) refers to the hidden connection between everything, whether it is the connection between the teacher and student, or more broadly, the infinite correlation among all things, the oneness of reality.…

Nepal's Army Goes Invincible

Published on, April 1, 2017
Nepal’s army schools are finishing their first stage implementation of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT), giving them the ability to operate directly at the level of the unified field of all the laws of nature – a level that is a thousand million, million (10 to the 15th power) times more powerful than nuclear force. It is the level where all the fundamental forces of nature are united. For this reason, IDT supersedes all other known defense technologies (which are based on electronic, chemical, and/or nuclear forces). Therefore, the military of Nepal will gain the ultimate strategic advantage of invincibility by averting the rise of any enemy and they WILL achieve victory before war. The ultimate goal of IDT is to prevent enemies from arising by reducing the collective societal stress that culminates in war, terrorism, and crime. IDT involves use of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique and its advanced practices, ideally by the milit…