Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jul 25

Today’s Quote:

“The sage is sharp but not cutting, pointed but not piercing, straight but not unrestrained, brilliant but not blinding.”

— Lao Tzu

Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links:

The Final Day Of TEDGlobal In Images & Soundbites
Science & Nonduality Conference (October 21-25, 2009)
• Will John Travolta Renounce The Church Of Scientology? Here and Here
NHNE Scientology Resource Page
St. Petersburg Times Special Report On Scientology (June 2009)
“Big Religion Chart” summarizes religions and belief systems into single, quick-reference comparison chart
Ads For Atheism Appear On Manhattan Buses (NYT)
Atheists Offer To Reverse Baptisms Using Blow Dryers (Christian Science Monitor)
• Science Stunner: “Clouds Appear To Be Big, Bad Player In Global Warming” (Climate Progress)
The Top 10 Bogus Statements In The Climate Debate (Climate Progress)
How To Treat & Prevent Kidney Stones (Dr. Mercola)
Gaia Soulmates: A Dating Site For The Spiritually-Aware
Indiana Jones And The Christian Catacombs? Not Quite. (Catholic News Service)
CatholicTV Launches Reality Series About Catholic Families (Catholic News Service)

Today’s Recommended Book:

Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever by Ray Kurzweil Ph.D. , Terry Grossman M.D.

New Additions To Website:

Integral Sedona Goes To Boulder (videos)
Dateline’s 1998 Expose On “Gabriel Of Sedona” (video)
Nightline’s April 2008 Report “Ex-Scientology Kids Share Their Stories” (videos)
St. Petersburg Times 2009 Special Report On Scientology (video)
JK Wedding Entrance Dance (video)
Lifehouse Everything Skit (video)

Today’s Video: The Cove

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, The Cove follows a high-tech dive team on a mission to discover the truth about the international dolphin capture trade as practiced in Taiji, Japan. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The Cove exposes not only the tragedy of dolphin slaughtering in Japan, but also the dangerously high levels of mercury in dolphin meat and seafood, the cruelty in capturing dolphins for entertainment, and the depletion of our oceans fisheries by worldwide seafood consumption. We also see how the mandate of the International Whaling Commission has been manipulated by the Japanese Fisheries Agency for its benefit and its subsequent effect on the rest of the world. For information about how you can help, click here.