Welcome to Fantasy Island

ChaosandOrder:

I would hope that there are more people out there to help in investigating this. One would think this is a superb news story that a major news network would take on, but it seems those mainstream news networks are more concerned about appeasing our government than doing true investigating reporting.

Originally posted on Dark Matters a Lot:

t5 Our Government and Their Scientists are Living on Fantasy Island. Billions and Billions of dollars of environmental destruction on the North Shore of Kauai, HI. and they have no answers.

Once again yesterday I was saddened to see more of my sea turtle friends (honu) at Tunnels Reef (Makua) that looked like they have been through a firing squad! Their flippers were shredded with live flesh exposed and their shells were all chipped up. I have now seen over a dozen turtles at Tunnels with their eyes gone, flippers shredded and shells damages. I have been diving with sea turtles for dozens of years and have seen thousands underwater. I have over 300 hours of HD underwater sea turtle video and a movie out world wide on sea turtles, and I have not once seen anything like what is happening to the turtles currently at Tunnels. This reef happens to…

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Tripping on Front Porches

Southern living is not truly complete without an extra wide front porch…

We are currently in the throes of house hunting. You know the all too familiar story…we chose to add another life to our family and now there just is not enough space in our home for all of us.

Seriously, I am not sure how New Yorkers live in tiny apartments with no yard. We currently have a 1200 square foot house on a quarter of an acre for 6 people, two cats, and a dog (our second dog a shepherd is currently living at grandma’s house). No room.
Our living room has become the nursery pretty much. I replaced our entertainment center with a dresser to accommodate the extra stuff.

Yet, after house hunting only a few short weeks we are getting pretty bummed out. I have now begun reading others house hunting horror stories…this does not make it better in anyway.

I did want to share an experience, though, because I am now torn on a place.
We went to go look at a property that is everything that we want and more. I love to toil the earth and I love to have space to plant flowers and gardens and more flowers and yet another garden. This place had 6 acres and is within our budget. The house is fairly new and has a lot of space for our growing family. It would be great for our future teenage boys.
So, what’s the catch you might ask?

I had the strangest experience in my life while at this property.

The home was considered abandoned and the bank repossessed it.

I had the most bizarre blurring of my vision that began after we walked our tour of the house. It all started slowly with what seemed like small water droplets in my vision. This was as if I had on a pair of glasses sprinkled with water on the lenses. The effect was around all objects. Like each object was being looked at through a droplet. Soon it warped as if I had on a pair of swimming goggles where little droplets of water are on the lenses and water has gotten inside the goggles as well and filled my peripheral vision with electrified blurriness.

migraine aura

Everything was pulsating. It was all in motion no matter where I looked or what I viewed.
It wasn’t as if anything was dulled and blurry…everything was bright and seemingly hyper-real. Although there was this weird distortion, it was as if everything was super intensified in my field of vision.

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I was straight tripping. I was standing there on the big beautiful Southern porch with the agent and my 4 children straight tripping out of my mind. I didn’t try to let on to what was happening to my vision, because I didn’t want anyone to think I was crazy. I didn’t feel wobbly or sick at all. I just saw everything in hyper focus.

My husband decided to walk the perimeter of the house one last time, so we remained there on the porch. I kept my gaze on objects away from the other’s faces and made small talk with the Realtor. I kept thinking this place is so perfect, but what the fuck was going on with my eyes.

I was a bit unnerved at the event. I started thinking of reasons why this could be occurring…one being the worst worst-case-scenario I could think up.
My imagination loves to bum me out some times. I settled on, “I’m just really hungry and am having a bit of low blood sugar.”

I still do not know what this disturbance was. It subsided quickly as we drove to a restaurant for lunch. The question that has stuck in my head is, “Was this just a coincidence, or did the property illicit my sudden vision problems?”

I have begun researching and found an answer and it looks like it might have been a migraine aura…

I have now come across the website http://www.migraine-aura.com. Wow, such a resource for so much interesting information. I have apparently been experiencing many things that are migraine related other than just the pain of a headache.

My whole worldview is being distorted at the moment.
I must now go and rethink my reality for a bit…

Electrical Engineering & Gov’t F’k Up

Originally posted on Dark Matters a Lot:

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The first toby fish is a healthy one that I shot photos of on the south side of Kauai. The other pics are the same species of fish on the north shore of Kauai that were living withing the military testing area for electronic warfare. They are now dead but they gave me the gift to capture their image to show you.

We have stong evidence from the USGS that an electrical shock in water can cause fish to turn black and loose their fins before they die.

We also have data from the US military that their massive amount microwaves they use along the north shore of Kauai can ground out on the reef causing an eletronic shock.

toby3We know that the reefs and marine life along the north shore of Kauai are suffering a massive loss of life way beyond what is happening on other Hawaiian Islands.

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Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy

Originally posted on The Invisible Opportunity: Hidden Truths Revealed:

It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right
time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to
listen to, and whom to avoid; and, above all, if he always knew what
was the most important thing to do, he would never fail in anything
he might undertake.

And this thought having occurred to him, he had it proclaimed
throughout his kingdom that he would give a great reward to any one
who would teach him what was the right time for every action, and
who were the most necessary people, and how he might know what was
the most important thing to do.

And learned men came to the King, but they all answered his
questions differently.

In reply to the first question, some said that to know the right
time for every action, one must draw up in advance…

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In Defense of the Warrior-Princess

ChaosandOrder:

Right on…*throws fist into the air*

Originally posted on Culture War Reporters:

Last Wednesday, Kat gave us a post titled “Why I Decided to Stop Being a ‘Tough Girl’ and Just Be Me“, a thought-provoking piece on femininity.

I passionately disagree with it.

Let me break it down here.

In her post, Kat referenced this quote by actress Zoey Deschanel:

This idea- that women were or are pressured to be “men”- isn’t a new one. Plenty of folks have made the same observation and there is absolutely truth to that. In fact, we’ve even managed to turn it into a trope at this point, the “warrior-princess”.

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White Guilt, Privilege, and Justice

ChaosandOrder:

What they said…yep.

Originally posted on Culture War Reporters:

It’s my understanding that later this week Evan will be providing some cutting observations on the state of Tumblr [I make no promises -Evan.], especially in regards to its role as a haven of intrepid social justice and/or goose-stepping political correctness. While I’m guessing there might be some overlap in our posts, I figured I’d try to lay the groundwork here.

Not too long ago, readers, I stumbled across a garish little webpage dedicated to celebrating the “WISDOM OF THE LAKOTA”. In florid terms, the site noted the Sioux’s dedication to nature, their exemplary thriftiness, and their peace-loving nature.

There’s plenty of things you could say about the old Lakota tribes- that they were “peaceful” isn’t one of ‘em. For *****’s sake, Lakota translates to “The Enemy”. One does not become synonymous with war by handing out daisy chains and Hallmark cards.

“We come bearing the pointy sticks of friendship!”

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The Black and White of the Gray State

Gray State

Wow.

This concept has been floating around in the minds of many for quite some time now. I actually was not one of the millions who viewed the trailer since its first release in 2012, and as of the time of this post I have not yet viewed the trailer or the documentary. I plan on doing that after I express my ideas. I am not sure either if making a trailer for a film that is still just an idea is a thing or not. I believe when pitching a film maybe one does this, but it does seem a bit overboard in my opinion just from what I have read.

Now, as a life’s purpose project, I definitely could see myself pushing this hard to get my idea picked up…I think. I have three books I’m writing which are near and dear to my heart and yet I have only spoken in extent about them to a few friends and family (well that is until now). I also have never seen war firsthand nor have I worked for our government in a militaristic capacity either. Maybe this fervor that David Crowley had came from his personal experiences. I have known many, who did serve the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they did not have much good to say about the situation, and many have also ended their lives.

To me there is a huge dichotomy being created at the moment around the film release of American Sniper and by the release of Gray Matter: The Rise. It is a reprieve for those who are against war and our ever increasing militaristic government.

I rather not go into my opinion about American Sniper nor its media aftermath, but I am compelled to share some thoughts on this Gray State production.

A comment on Facebook that was made on behalf of Gray State, that I can only suppose was David Crowley goes as follows:

“Sometimes I feel like it was our will alone keeping national disaster at bay. But I will   tell you this: A SERIES, which could be produced and released WAY FASTER     than a film, has the potential to subvert the system. How can it not? Sorry guys but Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, while entertaining, lack a real-world purpose. Gray State will not fail you. How could it?”

I would like to say that intuitively I feel as though David had become destitute in his journey to get his message to the public. He felt as though he needed to drastic measures taken and he calculated vehemently as a mad man would and came to the conclusion that a mystery death would bring about the needed controversy to push his agenda. I am reminded of the protagonist Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

David Crowley may have settled on an problem-reaction-solution just as the CIA and FBI have been known for. “Why not play their game against them?” He may have asked himself.

I do not judge him in his actions. He did in his reality, what he perceived as the correct move. I do not judge in the same way as if those “big bad secret guys” in black suits came in through his back patio and set the whole thing up. (I do not think the latter, however, since I have a romantic notion that humanity hasn’t stooped that low.)

I may, though, postulate opinions according to my experience, but I do not live in their lives. I do not see the world through their experience spectacles. I do love a good movie/book/TV series which I feel allows me to very briefly see the world through another’s eyes, but I can only view these with my perspective and my perspective is only mine. This is the same with everyone else, unless I have lived your experience I can only suppose how you feel about things, that is, unless your help reveal your truth to me. I love swapping opinions and views with others, especially when the others are truthfully exposing their opinions for the sake of the exchange.

This may be why I enjoy reading the comments of others on things that I see on the internet. To me the comments are more important than the actual information from the media that initiated the comments.

I love changing venues so to speak and listen in to the conversations. There are all types of people represented in any given place. Say for instance, I just viewed a Youtube video about Ancient Aliens (you knew that was coming, right?) and I saw many people commenting against the premise of the video…I wondered about those people’s intentions. Why watch something one is against and then start discord amongst a group of people? I can see a stating of opinion, but it gets way worse than that in YouTube comments. These are things many would not wail at another on the street. These are usually words that could get someone arrested if spoken in public and created a scene. (Yes, just because we have free speech does not mean that we can just tear out the hearts of fellow humans around us and get away with it.)

I create this scenario in my head:

“Hey, how about I go watch this video about aliens in the suggestions. I don’t believe in them, but I just want to watch anyways….”

*video incites negative thoughts*

The ego of the person does not like that he may be wrong….he must defend his position.

“Hey, now let me comment and let everyone know how stupid I think they are because I don’t believe in what they believe in.”

*nastily comments to others calling them derogatory names according to their avatars*
Ego gets an uplifting boost from the undermining of others, person now feels on top of their game.

*Gets flushed and has rush of adrenaline when others begin to comment back*

*Gets very pissed off that others commenting back are against him *

“I better just keep bashing them all, let me watch this debunking video about aliens, they know what they are talking about.”

*continues to switch back and forth between dissenters of his opinion with those who agree with him…Ego grows ever stronger*

This is like mental flexing. I love this game and the internet is my playground.

However, the continuation of comments on the Facebook page for the production Gray State is a bit disconcerting. I am radically confused. People are still commenting to comments months after the initial Q and A comment back in September 2014. This is despite the Google results I get that mostly speak of the death of Crowley. What is really odd is that it seems David never commented after that date. A lot of his comments also have a PR feel to them; very vague and cheery. He practically shuns all fan funding and apparently completely ignores others extending helping hands.

I can only guess he either never intended on full production or he was very disillusioned about the whole Hollywood production process.

Another comment made on behalf of Gray State:

“It’s already too late. Know yourself and be free anyway.”

which was prompted by the comment:

“Will the movie be ready before its to late?”

I again can only postulate that David was already well on a lonesome road to disillusionment about the entire current state of our world. He was slowly becoming in his mind a messiah figure to the Enlightenment movement that has spread across the plane of the internet.

I am sad at the loss of lives, but it is all rather entertaining.

That is why we continue on anyway…the entertainment of our minds.

In this moment I may not seem to be one your side, but that does not mean that I am against you.

Medical Ideology vs. Evolutionary Intuition

I may have gone a bit far in my title, but I just have to express how deeply distressed I am at the moment about the state of some things in our society.
My most recent upset was started off with a link to an article written by a doctor whom has taken up the stance that she must advocate against the inherent risks associated with a particular profession.

The doctor is mainly only against the education level of her opposition (that the majority never set foot in a for-profit university) and against the inherent risks associated with the location of the practice (outside of the medical establishment).

It doesn’t really matter what she is for or against, really. This is not why I am distressed. If any one person would like to find a left or right, black or white, progressive or regressive, position they will. We humans are good at making ourselves look good and others look bad. It is the effect of positive illusions and it helps us to continue on just like we have endured for the last oh 200,000 years or better.

What are pressing on my mind are the droves of people who follow this lady because she has a Doctorate degree, which in their eyes makes people infallible. I only say this because looking through the comments, the followers kept touting about the opposition not being educated. Even though this was a huge generalization, and that their own statistics showed that a large percentage were middle-class and educated.

What makes them ignore blatant facts in front of them? Instead they want to engage in a bashing war? As if they are hyper focused on only what makes them feel good at the end of the day.

Their back and forth reminded me of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Philip the brother of Hank is always out to get his shoulder patted for helping out the less fortunate. The outer Philip looks philanthropic and oh so Mother Teresa, but the underlying intention is far from humanitarian.

These people want to look like they are caring about the well being of others, but their actions and words speak greater of dire underlying intentions. I see this often these days.
I am perplexed and very angry that people allow themselves to just be taken over by others and used as pawns.

It is as if there has been a mind virus planted into the perceptions of the people. This virus creates a handle on which a string can be attached when needed and pulled to do the bidding.

I truly hope that this mentality of touting biased, over-generalized information as scientific face that must be accepted because it comes from the educated does not continue to be the norm in our near future.

Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World gives a peak into a future like that. “Once a perception is accepted, then everyone else must follow because no one could ever be better than the upheld scientific/religious/majority view.”

Korean Propaganda Video Switcheroo

I just wanted to make a quick observation without looking too far into it.
I read a post earlier from another blog that reminded me of a video I had watched this summer. Really this was a full length film and not a simple YouTube video.
I wanted to reference the movie in my comment, so I did a quick Google search to find a link.
This film was an English dubbed Korean Propaganda film bashing talking about Western society and the people that inhabit it.
In my Google search, though, I only found references to some hoax propaganda video that apparently went viral.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/2868121

After thumbing through pages looking for my video I began to get frustrated. The film I was searching for was way better than some hoax video.

My film, that I was now desperately searching for, really made me think and contemplate my perspective and it questioned my ideals. I didn’t want this hoax video to overshadow it. That thought really got me thinking…”did the hoax video come out just to overshadow this film?”.

It took me a few negative Boolean operations in Google to finally find the film. I really feel bad for the people I directed toward searching for this film. I had no idea about the little switcherroo that had occurred earlier this year which lead to the obscuring of the actual thought provoking film.

So, I will now send them to this blog. Here is the correct Korean Propaganda movie that I was using to make observations.

http://propagandafilm.net/