The Earth Wants You To Stop Shopping

The Earth Wants You To Stop Shopping

The Earth Wants You To Stop Shopping 15 December 2018 After ten weeks of “To Be, Or Not To Be” we now take a halftime break to rest our ears, rekindle our souls, and return to the fundamentals of what is ultimately important; connecting with others to consider the oneness of all life through the … Continue reading

What In The World Is “Buddhist Rock”?

What In The World Is “Buddhist Rock”?

Buddhist rock band darshan Pulse (dP) was born in the musically rich community of Missoula, Montana, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. After publishing a concept album called Panopticon in the spring of 2010, dP worked continuously on a second concept album: Olive Moksha (OM). This ambitious project was crafted with the intention of guiding … Continue reading

Tar Sands Tyranny: Big Oil’s Keystone Distraction

Tar Sands Tyranny: Big Oil’s Keystone Distraction

In January 2015, the 114th Congress convened for a quick-draw decision, exclaiming an exuberant”Yay!” in favor of completing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline, if built, would funnel the world’s dirtiest oil – bitumen tar – from Alberta, Canada to the Koch Brothers’ refineries in Texas. Koch-funded Politicians in Washington vicariously spout “Jobs. … Continue reading

DIGITAL APARTHEID: How The End of Net Neutrality Created Internet Classism (UPDATED)

DIGITAL APARTHEID: How The End of Net Neutrality Created Internet Classism (UPDATED)

    Over two decades have passed since Netscape went public in 1995, triggering the revolutionary ability to browse websites. It also spurred the multi-billion dollar investments by companies like Global Crossing in the creation of undersea and underground fiber-optic telecommunications cable networks, which in-turn drove down the cost of data transmission to nearly zero. … Continue reading

When You Wish Upon A Death Star

When You Wish Upon A Death Star

Disney has given itself to the dark side. I don’t say that as another outraged fan boy irritated by nerdy expectations, but as an historian who understands the profound inspirational power of art. I’m also astounded by the lengths that America’s imperial bread and circus brigades have proven willing to go to direct our ever … Continue reading

Death Becomes the Fakestream Media

Death Becomes the Fakestream Media

CNN continues reeling from its propagandistic Russia coverage as the network plummets into international disgrace, losing three prominent journalists. Thomas Frank, Eric Lichtblau, and Lex Haris all resigned after the network was forced to retract and apologize for yet another baseless accusation of illegal Trump/Russia collusion. This comes as The New York Times simultaneously retracts … Continue reading

The Power To Tax Is The Power To Destroy

The Power To Tax Is The Power To Destroy

April 15th has come and gone, and you know what that means. Either you’re recovering from a hangover caused by celebrating Seth Rogan’s birthday, or you were likely stressing to meet the IRS deadline to file your income taxes – unless you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans who choose not to. This … Continue reading