This report is a collaboration between ProPublica and the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. A version of this story is being co-published with The Miami Herald. Wealthy politicians and businessmen suspected of corruption in their native lands are fleeing to a safe haven where their wealth and influence shields them from arrest. They have entered this country …
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An Amazon worker was injured in a suicide attempt after jumping off a 12-story company building in Seattle, reports Bloomberg. Authorities did not release the identity of the man, but the story indicates he wrote an email before he tried to kill himself. The email was visible to hundreds of other Amazon workers, and to company CEO Jeff Bezos. The …
After an exciting announcement that we finally have gotten our podcast subscription link working on our website, we immediately dive into the role that the Law of Attraction plays in things like … well … getting podcast links to work, and dealing with cable companies and Internet Service Providers … and all of the other stuff that we often dread on a daily basis but which can surprisingly turn to our benefit simply by focusing on the positive side of things.
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks Special Guest is Retired, Federal Judge Mary E. Bullock, who is an ongoing supporter of the wrongfully convicted IRP6 in Colorado.
Michael Ellner is an internationally respected scholar in mind-body medicine, an expert in hypnosis, and a leader in warning people about the destructive consequences of unrecognized suggestion and self-hypnosis, especially when confronting medical choices. He is the president of HEAL – the Health Education AIDS Liaison in New York City, the world’s oldest and largest all volunteer Alternative AIDS Information network started in 1982. HEAL was the first AIDS organization to challenge the automatic death sentence embedded in a positive AIDS diagnosis and was a pioneer in offering alternative challenges to the official AIDS establishment. Michael has received honors as Educator of the Year by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, the National Guild of Hypnotists and the National Federation of NLP. More about Michael and his work can be found at his websites: NYCAnxietyHypnosis.com and QuantumFocusing.com
Tom DiFerdinando is a pain, injury and trauma therapist with nearly thirty years of experience. He was the Executive Director of HEAL NY (Health, Education, AIDS Liaison) from 1992 to 2013, working as an international speaker, HIV counselor, writer and editor, and director of HEAL’s popular weekly cable TV program HEAL This Week. Tom has been a leader in the AIDS dissident movement that perceives AIDS is a social problem and not a medical problem. He has also developed a counseling technique that centers on “crisis mentality” – an anxiety-regulating mechanism where, in the face of a crisis, preexisting and unresolved emotional tensions and conflicts in one’s life drive one not to solve the crisis but to perpetuate and escalate it. Along with HEAL’s president Michael Ellner, Tom’s mission has been to demystify health and illness, advocate for non-toxic, alternative approaches to health and healing, and help people with fears, concerns and conditions about AIDS.
Part I: Bob Comis, The Last Pig
For the first few decades of his life, Bob Comis was oblivious to the suffering of non-human (and human) animals. Thanks to the courage and bravery of undercover investigators who secretly capture and share footage of the twin horrors of factory farming and industrial slaughter, Bob was roused from his ignorance. He became a vegan, but quickly failed. Then he became a humane pig farmer, and quickly succeeded. He raised pigs for slaughter for ten years, until one day in January, 2014 a powerful vibration of empathy, compassion, and love overwhelmed him, and with the strength of the universal goodness that is our unfettered state of being behind him, he decided to quit pig farming, start a vegetable farm, and become a vegetarian (vegan, in January 2015). Today, when Bob pulls a beet out of the ground, or unearths a brilliant cluster of potatoes he is able to be fully present, which is very much the opposite of his experience when he farmed pigs, which he did from a distance, divorced from the moment, disconnected from himself. Bob is the subject of the upcoming documentary film “The Last Pig” by filmmakers Allison Argo and Joseph Brunette.
Today’s show we have a climate update from Guy and guest John Feeney.
John Feeney, Ph.D., writes about the fundamental drivers and historical underpinnings of the global ecological crisis. His work has appeared in the BBC’s Green Room, The Guardian, The Canyon Country Zephyr, The Oil Drum, and elsewhere.
Few people think about what happened at home after Siddhartha left for a life to explore suffering and eventually come into realization. His wife, Princess Yasodhara, had just given birth the day before and felt totally lost.
Siddhartha’s stepmother Pajapati (the sister of Siddhartha’s birth mother who died in child birth) was there to build a support group.
This book, “The Buddha’s Wife, The Path of Awakening Together” by Janet Surrey and her husband Samuel Shem, builds a rich story derived from the historical documents of the time. We’re in a time now when our spiritual paths must join more together to evolve. Princess Yasodhara also needed a spiritual community to hold her suffering rather than go off on a solo retreat as her husband did.
This is a wonderful book about rising above our suffering through listening, sharing and holding compassion together. A spiritual community is very empowering and is the path to “awakening together”.
As I review the financials of one of the largest shale producers in the United States, Whiting Petroleum (WLL), I can’t help but notice the parallels to the .COM era of 1999 which, to some extent, has already returned to the technology and biotech sectors of today. Back then, the faster you burned cash to capture customers regardless of earnings …
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