This is my humble attempt to share useful information, present alternate ideas and inspire original thought in an effort to help people transform their approach to life, hopefully leading to a more productive, creative and stress-free existence.

The current paradigm is broken in so many ways, on so many levels and inhibits us from making the most of our lives. Relearn, rethink, reinvent. Discover the alternatives and break through the manipulation, fear and deception.

There are many ways to avoid the system, get around the system and defy the system. But there are also many ways to improve our lives by simply paying more attention and thinking through things instead of just going through the motions.

Let’s try this together. Let’s look at everything from the food we eat, to the medicine we use; the way we drive and how we use transportation; how we manage money and our understanding of what money is; how we use our time and who we spend time with; what we focus our energy and emotion on and where our potential truly lies.

I hope this will open your eyes and help you to find your own paradigm to live within.

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10th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Not Vine Famous with 1,870 notes

10 July 1856 - this amazing man was born. His research and discoveries would forever shape the course of human history!

Also, Thomas Edison was a douchebag!

Tagged: learn somethingNikola TeslaTeslabirthdayfactshistoryinventionsdiscoveriesfree energythomas edison was a douchebaggeeksNikola Tesla DayunfairpatentselectricityelectricTesla vs EdisonTesla vs. Edison

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6th May 2014

Photo reblogged from Native American News with 16 notes

nativeamericannews:

Native Americans were the first people to live in America. Learn more about their economy and systems of government http://bit.ly/1dhEFtt

Much respect is owed these indigenous peoples of our great lands. 

nativeamericannews:

Native Americans were the first people to live in America. Learn more about their economy and systems of government http://bit.ly/1dhEFtt

Much respect is owed these indigenous peoples of our great lands. 

Tagged: Native AmericansFirst NationIndian ChiefsThunder CloudBig Treelearn something

2nd May 2014

Video reblogged from kateoplis with 323 notes

kateoplis:

Skateboarding in Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. 

Watching this will immediately make you cooler. Seriously, take a few minutes from your hard-scrolling and chill with this.

Thanks imageoscillite.

There’s something profound to be said for this skate video. Boiling it down to the core means realizing the origin and most natural placement of skateboarding is in the streets, among normal, average people, regardless of the geographic location. 

In taking this sport to unlikely locales, which coincidentally equates to misunderstood places that we are unfamiliar with, means that an audience of mostly free spirited, open-minded youths get to see countries like Iran, which are mostly vilified by our main stream media, for what they are; just another place on the planet where the people are content, if not happy, to live their lives and enjoy what they’ve come to know as home. 

Politics aside, there is no reason for the people of the United States to harbor any hatred or negative thoughts towards the people of Iran. We can have our opinions and disagree with the politics of the select few who control that aspect of the country, but for the common citizens, we are all living together in this world.

Tagged: PersiaIranAzerbaijanGeorgiaTurkeyskateboardingskatingskate videovideotravellearn somethingculture

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16th April 2014

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* The majority (66 percent) of low-wage workers are not employed by small businesses, but rather by large corporations with over 100 employees;
* The 50 largest employers of low-wage workers have largely recovered from the recession and most are in strong financial positions: 92 percent were profitable last year; 78 percent have been profitable for the last three years; 75 percent have higher revenues now than before the recession; 73 percent have higher cash holdings; and 63 percent have higher operating margins (a measure of profitability).
* Top executive compensation averaged $9.4 million last year at these firms, and they have returned $174.8 billion to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks over the past five years.

* The majority (66 percent) of low-wage workers are not employed by small businesses, but rather by large corporations with over 100 employees;

* The 50 largest employers of low-wage workers have largely recovered from the recession and most are in strong financial positions: 92 percent were profitable last year; 78 percent have been profitable for the last three years; 75 percent have higher revenues now than before the recession; 73 percent have higher cash holdings; and 63 percent have higher operating margins (a measure of profitability).

* Top executive compensation averaged $9.4 million last year at these firms, and they have returned $174.8 billion to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks over the past five years.

Tagged: broken systemminimum wagewealth gapgreedinfographicraise the minimum wageCorporate States Of Americacorruptionlearn somethingstand upraise uptake control

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9th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Star Wars Stoner with 1,968 notes

jessalyngrace:

Marshall is the best part of How I Met Your Mother. I love him.

Opossum. (x & x)

jessalyngrace:

Marshall is the best part of How I Met Your Mother. I love him.

Opossum. (x & x)

Tagged: OpossumPossumthere's a differenceanimalsclassificationwestern hemispherecorrectionlearn something

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7th April 2014

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reinedeboheme:

blicky417:

Now HE is a role-model

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Uruguay (in particular, the President) doing it in what I like to call,

"the right way."

Tagged: the right wayUruguayPresidentJose Mujicalearn somethingtrue heroesftwlead by examplesmart mengreat leadersSouth AmericaLatin Americaprogressivelegalize itmarijuanagay marriagegay rightssame-sex marriageabortion rightsrenewable energy

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26th March 2014

Post reblogged from The Paradigm - a new way to view our world with 1 note

Learn how to f@%#in’ drive! Lesson 1 - your directionals

theparadigm:

Turn signal

For anyone who drives a vehicle, no matter where you live, no matter how busy or congested the traffic might be, everyone has experienced another driver cutting him or her off with no warning or indication to their proposed trajectory.  In this situation, you often need to slam on your brakes or swerve in order to not hit the f@%#king idiot who is totally self-absorbed and completely oblivious to anything that is going on around him. 

Your heartbeat & blood pressure rise, you get frustrated and angry and if you’re like me, you punch the steering wheel and/or rattle out a string of expletives so profane that no one would ever look at you the same if they heard it. 

Read More

From the archives! One of my first posts, clearly a soapbox moment, but oh so needed, especially in L.A.!!!

Tagged: learn somethinglearn how to drivedirectionalsturn signaluse your turn signaluse your directionalsdriving lessonsmake this world a better placeroad ragesoapboxventingrantpersonal rantfrom the archivesPSApublic service announementbad drivers

20th March 2014

Quote reblogged from I hope the End is Near with 5 notes

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein (via burnthisdiskoout)

Truer words may have never been spoken.

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19th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Bloody Brilliant with 31,157 notes

thatscienceguy:

I’m sure everyone has heard about the great Lake Baikal, and if you haven’t,boy, are you missing out.
This ancient lake, which is about 25 million years old, and thought to be the oldest in the world, contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. That’s right, it contains just 1% less fresh water than all the Great Lakes combined,while it’s surface area is over 7 times smaller.
Why is that, you ask? It’s because Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world: It’s maximum depth is 1642 meters, which is deep enough for the Eiffel Tower to stand on itself 5 times and not reach the surface.
But it gets better: the Lake Baikal is among the clearest lakes of the world, so you can see the bottom to a depth of nearly 40 meters, and you can drink right from it, no purifying needed. Furthermore, Lake Baikal sustains 2630 different species of animals and plants, 80% of which are unique to it, and can’t be found anywhere else.
Oh, and by the way? Under both the lake and it’s underwater sediment some of Earth’s tallest mountains(plural!) are submerged, their height over 7000 meters.
Lake Baikal is perhaps one of the world’s most amazing, awe-inspiring, and unique locations, and I would seriously recommend everybody who has some free time on their hands to discover more on their own.
P.S. Have I mentioned that when it freezes (fully, whoa!) it’s ice looks like this? And you can listen to some beautiful sounds you can make with it here!

Screw China, when water becomes more valuable than oil, you’re gonna want to live in Russia!

thatscienceguy:

I’m sure everyone has heard about the great Lake Baikal, and if you haven’t,boy, are you missing out.

This ancient lake, which is about 25 million years old, and thought to be the oldest in the world, contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. That’s right, it contains just 1% less fresh water than all the Great Lakes combined,while it’s surface area is over 7 times smaller.

Why is that, you ask? It’s because Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world: It’s maximum depth is 1642 meters, which is deep enough for the Eiffel Tower to stand on itself 5 times and not reach the surface.

But it gets better: the Lake Baikal is among the clearest lakes of the world, so you can see the bottom to a depth of nearly 40 meters, and you can drink right from it, no purifying needed. Furthermore, Lake Baikal sustains 2630 different species of animals and plants, 80% of which are unique to it, and can’t be found anywhere else.

Oh, and by the way? Under both the lake and it’s underwater sediment some of Earth’s tallest mountains(plural!) are submerged, their height over 7000 meters.

Lake Baikal is perhaps one of the world’s most amazing, awe-inspiring, and unique locations, and I would seriously recommend everybody who has some free time on their hands to discover more on their own.

P.S. Have I mentioned that when it freezes (fully, whoa!) it’s ice looks like this? And you can listen to some beautiful sounds you can make with it here!

Screw China, when water becomes more valuable than oil, you’re gonna want to live in Russia!

Tagged: wonders of the worldlargest lakefresh waterrussiaLake Baikalepiclearn something

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18th March 2014

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3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.
For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.
Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science
he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science
Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art
and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers
what if they could join forces



There are superheroes and then there are REAL HEROES!!!

3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.

For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.

Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science

he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science

Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art

and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers

what if they could join forces

image

There are superheroes and then there are REAL HEROES!!!

Tagged: Bill NyeNeil deGrasse TysonMr. RogersCarl SaganBob RossLeVar BurtonCosmosNovamr. roger's neighborhoodReading Rainbowsciencereadingpaintinglearninglearn somethingscience guyevolutionKen Ham Debatecreationistreligionthe right waymy heroesteach

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