Month: December 2015
“The love of money” VS “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
“There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”
– John Swinton probably in 1880, see story below
(Source: Labor’s Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979.)
Story from Constitution.org
John Swinton on the independence of the press
Variations on the quote below have been misattributed as a response to a toast, by John Swinton, as “the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times“, before the New York Press Club in 1953. However, research reveals that Swinton (1829-1901), after moving to New York, wrote an occasional article for the New York Times and was hired on a regular basis in 1860 as head of the editorial staff. Afterward holding this position throughout the Civil War, he left the paper in 1870 and became active in the labor struggles of the day. He later served eight years in the same position on the New York Sun and later published a weekly labor sheet, John Swinton’s Paper.
The remarks were apparently made by Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, probably one night in 1880. Swinton was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying….
For more on the misattribution, see John Swinton – Yes, He Said It, But…
Mike explains how disinformation operatives, commonly called internet trolls work @ 42:45:
Government and/or corporate paid informants infiltrate sites by laying low for awhile to fit in, and then start infusing their disinfo, agenda driven comments. He recalls what a Redwoods destroying lobbyist once told him, and then says:
“Lobbyists who target ordinary people are not required to identify themselves as such, either in the real world or online. And it is a huge, huge part of the public relations business! Remember, in these evil times, whatever dirty trick or subterfuge the government can think of they’re going to do. They don’t have a reason not to. Lying gets them what they want. That’s why we have to keep standing up and pointing out the liars: ‘you’re a liar, you’re a liar, pants on fire.’ ‘Fifteen Pinochios on you.’”
– Michael Rivero
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
Breathtaking, really special, real-time aurora footage that includes lovely music, a shooting star and a wolf howling (after the credits).
Todd nailed the exposure too! Some are shot too hot, which blows out some of the brighter lights.
Vimeo version here
I don’t know of anything in nature that shows the glory of God as awesomely as the Northern Lights.
Give God glory!!!!!!!
Published on Nov 12, 2015
**** PIXELATION ALERT ***** For some unknown reason this version of my video has become pixelated after I uploaded it to YouTube. I also have a smoother version 2 posted at the top of http://www.aurorahunter.com.
Night 11 of the Aurora Hunt was The Night! Here’s an 8-minute video containing my 1st ever real-time aurora footage shot with the Sony A7s II mirrorless camera (with Nikkor 24mm/f1.4 lens). This is the ACTUAL SPEED the northern lights were dancing. I was on a 2-1/2 week aurora hunt which took me 750 road-tripping miles from my Anchorage home to the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska. November 1, 2015 was scary windy with snowdrifts forming on the Haul Road but the aurora explosions that filled the sky were fantastic! I’ve been aurora hunting for a living since 1997 and this blew me away. Hope you enjoy.
Cheers, Todd ~ AuroraHunter.com
Todd also said this in a comment on his Facebook page:
“I started the 11 day count when I departed from Anchorage. A few days to Fbx, then a couple days up the Haul Rd to Coldfoot. Then I truck camped a couple nights north of Wiseman along the Dietrich River (beautiful!). Drove up and over Atigun Pass and camped toward Galbraith Lake out by Toolik Field Station. That’s where the North Slope begins. I’ve driven the 100+ mile leg up to Prudhoe/Deahorse but not this time. I prefer the rough & rugged topography of the Brooks Range….although if you’re looking for caribou & muskox the Slope is good for that. When I start to run low on gas & camper propane I make my way back south and celebrate and top off my reserves in Coldfoot Camp. This truck stop is a lot more inviting when coming home than when you’re going up. …”
From: The Telegraph
Art does heal: scientists say appreciating creative works can fight off disease
Researchers from California University in Berkeley say studies show great nature and art boost the immune system
Great nature and art boost the immune system by lowering levels of chemicals that cause inflammation that can trigger diabetes, heart attacks and other illnesses.
In two separate experiments on more than 200 young adults reported on a given day the extent to which they had experienced such positive emotions as amusement, awe, compassion, contentment, joy, love and pride.
Samples of gum and cheek tissue – known as oral mucosal transudate – taken that same day showed those who experienced more of these – in particular wonder and amazement – had the lowest levels of the cytokine Interleukin 6 which is a marker of inflammation.
Psychologist Dr Dacher Keltner, of California University in Berkeley, said: “That awe, wonder and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines suggests the things we do to experience these emotions – a walk in nature, losing oneself in music, beholding art – has a direct influence upon health and life expectancy.”
Cytokines are chemicals necessary for herding cells to the body’s battlegrounds to fight infection, disease and trauma but too many are linked with disorders like type-2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even Alzheimer’s.