Trapped in A World He Never Made!

mehreenkasana:

“But, Mehreen, you can’t hate Obama! He’s so nice and oh my God wait let me reblog a photo set of him with his family while he continues killing civilians overseas with drones. What did you say? His drone policy has killed children and his “kill list” has a blueprint matrix that allows constant surveillance of citizens without a legal warrant and this will be used to kill ‘suspects’ among other policies that are inhumane? That’s just horrible BUT LOOK ANOTHER PHOTO SET OF OBAMA WITH HIS WIFE! Awwww.”

mehreenkasana:

“But, Mehreen, you can’t hate Obama! He’s so nice and oh my God wait let me reblog a photo set of him with his family while he continues killing civilians overseas with drones. What did you say? His drone policy has killed children and his “kill list” has a blueprint matrix that allows constant surveillance of citizens without a legal warrant and this will be used to kill ‘suspects’ among other policies that are inhumane? That’s just horrible BUT LOOK ANOTHER PHOTO SET OF OBAMA WITH HIS WIFE! Awwww.”


thepeoplesrecord:

US distrust in media hits all-time highSeptember 22, 2012
Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.
The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for a presidential election year. This reflects the continuation of a pattern in which negativity increases every election year compared with the year prior. The current gap between negative and positive views — 20 percentage points — is by far the highest Gallup has recorded since it began regularly asking the question in the 1990s. Trust in the media was much higher, and more positive than negative, in the years prior to 2004 — as high as 72% when Gallup asked this question three times in the 1970s.
This year’s decline in media trust is driven by independents and Republicans. The 31% and 26%, respectively, who express a great deal or fair amount of trust are record lows and are down significantly from last year. Republicans’ level of trust this year is similar to what they expressed in the fall of 2008, implying that they are especially critical of election coverage.
Independents are sharply more negative compared with 2008, suggesting the group that is most closely divided between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is quite dissatisfied with its ability to get fair and accurate news coverage of this election.
More broadly, Republicans continue to express the least trust in the media, while Democrats express the most. Independents’ trust fell below the majority level in 2004 and has continued to steadily decline.
Source
Support independent media & bloggers! As someone who greatly values a solid media system & a recent journalism graduate, I can say I never read mainstream media anymore. There is no context for information. Most newspapers are corporate-owned. Sensational & celebrity news are taking over front pages, & this just shows most Americans barely trust national media… & don’t get me started on broadcast news. 
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thepeoplesrecord:

US distrust in media hits all-time high
September 22, 2012

Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.

The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for a presidential election year. This reflects the continuation of a pattern in which negativity increases every election year compared with the year prior. The current gap between negative and positive views — 20 percentage points — is by far the highest Gallup has recorded since it began regularly asking the question in the 1990s. Trust in the media was much higher, and more positive than negative, in the years prior to 2004 — as high as 72% when Gallup asked this question three times in the 1970s.

This year’s decline in media trust is driven by independents and Republicans. The 31% and 26%, respectively, who express a great deal or fair amount of trust are record lows and are down significantly from last year. Republicans’ level of trust this year is similar to what they expressed in the fall of 2008, implying that they are especially critical of election coverage.

Independents are sharply more negative compared with 2008, suggesting the group that is most closely divided between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is quite dissatisfied with its ability to get fair and accurate news coverage of this election.

More broadly, Republicans continue to express the least trust in the media, while Democrats express the most. Independents’ trust fell below the majority level in 2004 and has continued to steadily decline.

Source

Support independent media & bloggers! As someone who greatly values a solid media system & a recent journalism graduate, I can say I never read mainstream media anymore. There is no context for information. Most newspapers are corporate-owned. Sensational & celebrity news are taking over front pages, & this just shows most Americans barely trust national media… & don’t get me started on broadcast news. 


jinofcoolnes:

Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special, it’s not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred. I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake they are while sipping coffee at a cafe. The funny thing about enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but when you are enlightened, the many concepts of enlightenment is a big joke. I use the word enlightenment all the time; not to point you toward it but to point you beyond it. Do not get stuck in the idea of enlightenment.
Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. Its seeing through the facade of pretence. Its the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.
Enlightenment is, in the end, nothing more than the natural state of being.
Source-Adyashanti (via shaktilover)

jinofcoolnes:

Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special, it’s not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred. I meet a lot of people who think they are enlightened and awake simply because they have had a very moving spiritual experience. They wear their enlightenment on their sleeve like a badge of honor. They sit among friends and talk about how awake they are while sipping coffee at a cafe. The funny thing about enlightenment is that when it is authentic, there is no one to claim it. Enlightenment is very ordinary; it is nothing special. Rather than making you more special, it is going to make you less special. It plants you right in the center of a wonderful humility and innocence. Everyone else may or may not call you enlightened, but when you are enlightened, the many concepts of enlightenment is a big joke. I use the word enlightenment all the time; not to point you toward it but to point you beyond it. Do not get stuck in the idea of enlightenment.

Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. Its seeing through the facade of pretence. Its the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.

Enlightenment is, in the end, nothing more than the natural state of being.

Source-Adyashanti (via shaktilover)


The day you are labeled as un-american, unpatriotic is how you know you’ve started to hit a soft spot. The day they call you traitors is when you know you are in fact making a difference. Once they try and forcefully remove you, you’ll actually see the fear of change shimmering in their eyes. So stand your ground, the more you get abused, the stronger your movement becomes.

— Anonymous (via sittingonastorm)