The greatest way you can live your life is to be of service to others. If you cannot do that then practice doing no harm. ~~Dali Lama
In his paper, “The Spirituality of the Earth,” published in The Riverdale Papers, vol. V, Berry talks explicitly about his vision of a spirituality that is not merely appreciation of the Earth; instead, he means that the Earth itself is endowed with an innate spirituality. His concern is with the Earth as a maternal and nurturing principle that is the source of our existence and our spirituality.
The Earth is the primary subject, “endowed with a spiritual mode of being,” not merely an object of spiritual regard (“The Spirituality of the Earth” 1). As Western Christianity has become an increasingly redemption-based rather than a creation spirituality, Western science and religion have become separate entities and the social impact of religion and ethics has diminished. “The central pathology that has led to the termination of the Cenozoic,” Berry observes, “is the radical discontinuity between the human and the nonhuman” (The Great Work 80).
But now Western science has provided what amounts to a “new revelation” in its understanding of the origins of the universe, as well as an evolutionary understanding of human nature. A new common ground for science and religion has become possible with the emergent view of the universe. Berry calls for a new spirituality “grounded more deeply in the numinous dimension of an emergent universe.” (“The Spirituality of the Earth” 3). “Our spirituality itself is earth-derived,” he observes. “If there is no spirituality in the earth, then there is no spirituality in ourselves” (“The Spirituality of the Earth” 1)
Cuba – Good now; Venezuela, Russia, N. Korea, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia – Bad. Obama the Decider in Chief
Obama Signs Sanctions Bills on Venezuela, Russia
So let me get this straight. The U.S. can release deep Viruses like Stuxnet, which shut down the “alleged” nuke plants in Iran, then went viral itself and corrupted many, many unintended other computer systems around the world but the government gets its panties in a bunch when “allegedly” N. Korea does the same to our social media???
All a ploy to control access to the internet folks because Big Movie and Big Music does not like to have to share profits with anyone else.
Duqu was essentially a remote-access Trojan, or RAT, which operated as a simple back door to give the attackers a persistent foothold on infected machines. Once the back door was installed, however, Duqu contacted a command-and-control server, from which the attackers could download additional modules to give their attack code more functionality, such as the keystroke logger/infostealer the Hungarians had found on one of their systems.
As for Duqu’s intent, it was pretty clear it wasn’t a saboteur like Stuxnet, but an espionage tool. Whereas Stuxnet was a black ops mission bent on destruction, Duqu appeared to be the forward scout, sent out to collect intelligence for future assaults. Symantec suspected it was the precursor to another Stuxnet-like attack. Duqu’s life-span was limited, however; a kill date in the code forced it to self-destruct after thirty-six days, deleting all traces of itself from an infected machine.
Hack attack was an Inside Job…
Technology allows those already in farming to accomplish more with fewer resources–particularly workers.
Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world’s newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming — the world’s oldest industry — with an audacious agenda: to make sure there is enough food for the 10 billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2100, do it without destroying the world and make a pretty penny along the way.Silicon Valley is pushing its way into every stage of the food-growing process, from tech tycoons buying up farmland to startups selling robots that work the fields to hackathons dedicated to building the next farming app.
“The food sector is wasteful and inefficient,” said Ali Partovi, a Bay Area investor with large stakes in sustainable agriculture startups. “Silicon Valley has a hubris that says, ‘That’s stupid. Let’s change it.’?”
Gap Between Rich and Poor Hits New High
Association of lifetime exposure to fluoride and cognitive functions in Chinese children: A pilot study
This pilot study in a community with stable lifetime fluoride exposures supports the notion that fluoride in drinking water may produce developmental neurotoxicity, and that the dose-dependence underlying this relationship needs to be characterized in detail.
This behavior IS coming to the U.S. when $18 Trillion in debt, no job growth, an economy built on service industry only, where war is are only economic savior…collapses on itself..by design. Note they are not reporting on huge food price increases and shortages….just Ricky Retail to program people to shop until the very end…. Got Food?
Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.As the Russian authorities announced a series of measures to ease the pressure on the ruble, which slid 15 percent in the previous two days and raised fears of a bank run, many Russians were buying cars and home appliances — in some cases in record numbers — before prices for these imported goods shoot higher.
The Swedish furniture giant IKEA already warned Russian consumers that its prices will rise Thursday, which resulted in weekend-like crowds at a Moscow store on a Wednesday afternoon.
Shops selling a broad range of items were reporting record sales — some have even suspended operations, unsure of how far the ruble will sink. Apple, for one, has halted all online sales in Russia.
“This is a very dangerous situation. We are just a few days away from a full-blown run on the banks,” Russia’s leading business daily Vedomosti said in an editorial Wednesday. “If one does not calm down the currency market right now, the banking system will need robust emergency care.”
‘Stories of the horrid conditions for workers in Amazon warehouses have been trickling out for years: The temperatures at the warehouses vary wildly, with some workers having to work in sub-zero conditions, others passing out from days where the temperature soared above 100 degrees, workers crying from not being able to keep up the brutal pace demanded, and then being threatened with termination for crying.
And we can now add another indignity to the list, coming yesterday at the hands of the US Supreme Court, which ruled in a 9-0 decision that it is legal for Amazon warehouse workers not to be paid for a portion of their workday.’
‘Police yesterday described claims that a Conservative MP strangled a boy of 12 as ‘credible and true’.
Officers investigating three alleged murders linked to a VIP paedophile ring also backed claims that a Tory minister watched as another boy was murdered.
Scotland Yard has now launched an extraordinary appeal for information from celebrities, politicians and foreign dignitaries who lived at or visited the exclusive Dolphin Square estate in central London in the 1970s and 1980s.’