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News Briefs 07-10-2014

Do students of Zen sing "If you're happy and you know it clap your hand"?

Quote of the Day:

Through the darkness of future's past, the magician longs to see. One chants out between two worlds... "Fire... walk with me."

Twin Peaks

News Briefs 06-10-2014

Why-the-world-stays-screwed-up edition.

Thanks to Kapryan.

Quote of the Day:

NSA plays a lot of word games.

The DIA document shows that for the NSA, 'collection' of your e-mails doesn't mean what you think it means. It means something totally different. They want to be able to say they're not 'collecting' your data, so they claim that even though they copied all your e-mails, put them in a server for five years, and searched them at will, that's not 'collection' because your e-mail didn't go into a report.

The NSA plays the same games with all of the words they use — they say you are not a 'target,' even though they collect, store and search all your data. They say your data is collected only 'incidentally,' even though the NSA intentionally designs its programs to collect everything you do online. They say your data is not collected 'under this program,' which almost certainly means it is collected under some other program. The NSA says things, using some very tortured and legalistic definitions, which are technically true but designed to mislead Americans about how it collects and uses our data. The NSA's collection and use of Americans' data would never stand up to any kind of public scrutiny or judicial review. The only way these programs survive is because they are shielded from review and oversight and challenge in the courts.

John Tye, a former State Department official, in 'New documents show how Reagan-era executive order unbounded NSA'.

News Briefs 03-10-2014

“Any life, however long and complicated it may be, actually consists of a single moment.”

Quote of the Day:

“The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings.”

Jorge Luis Borges

News Briefs 02-10-2014

Holding the 'Fort':

Quote of the Day:

If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.

Billy Wilder

News Briefs 30-09-2014

A few of the Grail crew are on the road and off the web in the latter half of this week folks, so advance apologies for a downturn in the number of updates over the next few days!

Quote of the Day:

One should be ever booted, spurred and ready to depart.

Michel de Montaigne

News Briefs 29-09-2014

Got your copy of Darklore Volume 8 yet? Lots of great feedback so far - you can grab a copy from Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Thanks Rick and Baldrick.

Quote of the Day:

Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead only try to realise the truth…there is no spoon.

The Matrix

News Briefs 26-09-2014

“In nature there is nothing melancholy.”

Quote of the Day:

“And the devil did grin, for his darling sin, 
Is pride that apes humility.”

Samuel T. Coleridge

News Briefs 25-09-2014

1 week from today I'll return to the Paradigm Symposium for the 3rd time, in what will surely be another epic event. Hope to see you there!
(I'm also planning on taking a bit of a time-off in October, so you kids better behave)

Quote of the Day:

"Those of a materialist persuasion like to say, “Oh you people who believe in reincarnation, you believe in life after death, you’re just doing that because you find it comforting. It comforts you to imagine that life might go on.” To that, I would reply, “What utter nonsense.” It’s not comforting at all. On the contrary, it’s more comforting to imagine that there are no consequences. The materialist view is actually the comforting one! The view of reincarnation and the notion you must account for the life you’ve lived, and that there will be consequences for it, is a deeply disturbing notion, as a matter of fact. And it requires you to examine the life you lived very, very closely and very, very carefully. So I think there’s a lot of nonsense talked around this subject. And I try in my work to shed some alternative light on it."

~Graham Hancock