2015: Countdown to the Dying Culture: Can You Name 10 Reasons Why It’s Going, Gone-Gone?

Insanity and drooling for the last bites of capitalism’s moldy pie! by Paul Haeder “You’re retired, aren’t you?” the 29 year old says to me today, while I am with a friend, 62, who used to be my board president over at United Cerebral Palsy, just one of several jobs I’ve been sacked from by the Controllers – this time, unfortunately, by two insecure, anti-male-in-the-workplace self-described Jewish women who could not square that I was smarter than they were-are and that I had a passion for representing my people, clients living with severe disabilities, developmental and intellectual and psychological. I’ve written about that work here and here! The 29-year-old was flabbergasted that I was out looking for work, that I have no 401 k and that people my age – 58 – with the shitload of degrees and a million dreams realized in life and work and travel have […] Read More

2015: Mother in Law: USA

The United States has embarked on a headlong rush into a matriarchy, something never before attempted in a major country. Men remain numerically dominant in positions of power, yes, but their behavior and freedom are ever more constrained by the wishes of hostile women. The effects have been disastrous. They are likely to be more so. The control, or near control, extends all through society. Politicians are terrified of women. The president of an Ivy university is fired, and replaced by a woman, if he makes the obvious observation that women are not much good at mathematics. Women dominate the schools and universities. A Nobelist in biology has to apologize profusely for having said that in laboratories women cry when criticized. Women have forced the lowering of standards for hiring police and firemen, for the military. They have made life miserable for small boys. The beat goes on. The […] Read More

Imagine a World Where Borders Are Based on Nature and Culture, Not Politics and War

Guided by watersheds, mountains and local knowledge, bioregionalism is a logical way to create boundaries.> There’s little natural about the boundaries that divide states and countries. They’re often imaginary lines that result from history, conflict, or negotiation. But imagine what the world would look like if borders were set according to ecological and cultural boundaries. Bioregionalism says that’s the only logical way to divide up territory: Let watersheds, mountain ranges, microclimates, and the local knowledge and economies that exist in them guide the way we set boundaries. That way, life within those boundaries is tied together not by arbitrary decisions but by common interests. For instance, in the United States, there are many cases where ecologically and economically distinct areas are encompassed in one state, which makes for political difficulty. Oftentimes, no matter who wins in elections or policy, someone is left out or disenfranchised. Governing ourselves in smaller, […] Read More

2015: The 10 Smartest (and the Dumbest) Presidents in America’s History

It is not unreasonable to expect the “Leader of the Free World” to be a pretty smart cookie. After all, as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, with codes to fire nuclear armaments, the ability to make life-and-death decisions, policy making, and just general 24/7 responsibility for the lives of 300 million American citizens, certain things like intelligence should be something we can take for granted. Right? Yet, just like the general population, there is big a disparity of intelligence among the elite group of men who have held the office of President. Some were brilliant, some were very dim bulbs. If we were to judge by the size of their vocabulary alone, it would seem that our Presidents are getting dumber as the centuries roll by. An interesting study by the Guardian newspaper graded presidential speeches by education level using the commonly-used Flesch-Kincaid readability test. George Washington and his fellow Founding […] Read More

2015: Tired of Being Judged for the Way You Raise Your Kids? Some Moms Are Pushing Back

After years of public shaming for less-than-perfect parenting, moms are finally pushing back. Parents may not agree on many things, but there’s little argument that the job of modern parenting is a tough one. From complex monitoring of children’s online lives to navigating this age of constant information, it’s almost impossible to be a laissez-faire parent these days without criticism. While Boomers get credit for being the first official helicopter parents (birthing those pesky Millennials), because they could financially afford to be, Gen-X perfected the art (though fewer of us have children than previous generations), driven by the conviction that we could do a better job than our parents. Generation X is also, as Allison Slater Tate points out in the Washington Post, “among the first of the truly high-tech parents.” High-tech, unfortunately, equates with high scrutiny and pressure. Thanks to a constant stream of social media feeds, parenting in the public eye has […] Read More

2014: Mysterious Link Between the Great Pyramids and Orion’s Belt

Video – Many believe that there is a deeper significance of the Great Pyramids at Giza, beyond the assumption that was built solely as tombs of the pharaohs. The Ancient Egyptians appear to have built the pyramids in alignment with the three stars of Orion’s belt. The various features of these structures seem to have strong astrological importance. Here’s a short video from the History Channel that offers more insight into recent speculations about the meaning of the Great Pyramids. Below is an additional discussion about the Pyramids and the Sphinx of ancient Egypt, where Graham Hancock explores in more detail the features of these archeological mysteries and their potential meaning. ~~ Help Waking Times to raise the vibration by sharing this article with friends and family… The post Mysterious Link Between the Great Pyramids and Orion’s Belt appeared first on Waking Times.