We are not human beings…

having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.      

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A Subversion of the Democratic State?

The secret corporate takeover hidden in the TPP By Joseph Stiglitz The United States and the world are engaged in a great debate about new trade agreements. Such pacts used to be called “free-trade agreements”; in fact, they were managed trade agreements, tailored to corporate interests, largely in the U.S. and the European Union. Today, […]

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“The Risen Lord: On Sovereignty and Tyranny”:

The post has been hacked and replace with the following paragraph that included a link to the original posting: The resurrection of the body of Christ is a central Christian creed. Most believe in the literal meaning of the word resurrection about an individual’s resumption of one’s personal life after his or her death. Paul […]

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Internet Bill of Rights

Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights to ensure greater privacy, The Guardian Web inventor says world needs an online ‘Magna Carta’ to combat growing government and corporate control The inventor of the world wide web has warned that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling […]

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Physicists are building an NSA-proof internet

The next generation web — far more secure than today’s — is on the way. Here’s how it works. BOSTON — It’s long been the Holy Grail of communications: technology that not only maximizes privacy, but also reveals when a message had been intercepted or copied. The quest began in antiquity, with encryption and with […]

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Web We Want

Sixty-five years ago, this vision was laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, we can’t achieve it without an open, universal Web. The Web enables everyone on the planet to participate in a free flow of knowledge, ideas, collaboration and creativity. And it must be nurtured and protected. But now the actions […]

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A Tower of Babel

The Book of Genesis relates the story of a time when the world shared a same language. With this common language the people of Babel attempted to build a tower to reach heaven. The account reveals that by divine design, or a mysterious ingrained mechanism, no single earthly power gets away with building an echelon […]

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In memory of Aaron Swartz: The victim of a legal inquisition

One year ago, we lost a friend and fierce digital rights activist, Aaron Swartz. EFF.org “Aaron believed in open access to information. He used his life to bring knowledge to people worldwide and to fight censorship. He was an activist, a coder, and an inspiration. But Aaron was hounded by an aggressive prosecution for alleged […]

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The Surfing Madonna

When I picked up a copy of The Coast News and read the front page article about a mosaic of a Madonna I couldn’t help being amazed how religious representations are consistently being recycled in contemporary art form. The article relates the story of a mural that had to be removed from its original place […]

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On Faith and Believing

My father passed away on the 21st of September 2012. Soon after his death I found out that he had confessed to a mutual friend that I did not believe “je ne croyais pas”. This came as a surprise to me, especially since my father taught me to have a critical mind and to question […]

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