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Frans de Waal: Moral Behavior In Animals



Published on Apr 10, 2012 by TEDtalksDirector

http://www.ted.com Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate

If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com


- So it's true. Nature does have a liberal bias......

Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing Energy From The Grid



- If we want this, we'll have to go get it. TPTB are not going to like this one bit because it'll free us from them.....

Let ''Flying Bear'' Memes Commence......

Top Stories

Here’s A Photo of A Bear Falling From a Tree After Being Tranquilized



GAWKER
By Neetzan Zimmerman
Apr 26, 2012 5:10 PM


A young bear that wandered into the CU Boulder-adjacent area of Williams Village this morning was tranquilized and removed by wildlife officials, according to the school's student newspaper.



Mats from the Recreation Center were placed underneath the tree near the dorms where the bear had set up camp, and the animal was safely brought down with the help of a sedative. CU Independent photographer Andy Duann was able to snap a spectacular shot of the tranquilized bear falling from the tree onto the mats below.

"It is now in a cage and it will be relocated at a higher elevation," said CU Police Department spokesperson Ryan Huff.

{photo via Reddit via CU Independent}


http://gawker.com/5905518/heres-a-photo-of-a-bear-falling-from-a-tree-after-being-tranquilized

- It's started:









Cat articulates his existence

- I always wondered what the cat was thinkin'. Now I know.....







Why?

- Here's why:

In the Bill of Rights of the United States, there is an attempt to secure certain freedoms and protections by way of mere text on paper. Now while I understand the value of this document and the temporal brilliance of it in the context of the period of its creation, that does not excuse the fact that it is a product of social inefficiency and nothing more. In other words, declarations of laws and rights are actually an acknowledgment of the failures of the social design. There is no such thing as 'rights' - as the reference can be altered at will. The fourth amendment is an attempt to protect against state power abuse, that is clear. But it avoids the real issue, and that is: Why would the state have an interest to search and seize to begin with? How do you remove the mechanisms that generate such behavior? We need to focus on the real cause.

We have to understand that government as we know it today, is not in place for the well being of the public, but rather for the perpetuation of their establishment and their power. Just like every other institution within a monetary system. Government is a monetary invention for the sake of economic and social control and its methods are based upon self-preservation, first and foremost. All a government can really do is to create laws to compensate for an inherent lack of integrity within the social order. In society today the public is essentially kept distracted and uninformed. This is the way that governments maintain control. If you review history, power is maintained through ignorance. ~Peter Joseph



''All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.'' ~George Orwell


K&R

The Evolution of the Butterfly



Published on Apr 5, 2012 by AnadiRockSki

Renowned cellular biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton narrates the process of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly over a milieu of imagery in "The Evolution of the Butterfly". The film combines first hand footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement with stylized portraits of the recent economic collapse and gives a backdrop of hope to sometimes bleak reality.

For more information on the caterpillar and butterfly, humanity and society, see Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future And A Way To Get There From Here - http://www.brucelipton.com/spontaneous-evolution-overview/

For more info on Occupy Wall Street, visit http://www.occupy.com

CREDITS
Produced, Directed, Edited by Abraham Heisler - http://www.AbrahamHeisler.com
Associate Producer - Steve Bhaerman - http://www.wakeuplaughing.com
Interview with Bruce H. Lipton, PhD - http://www.brucelipton.com

Additional Footage by
Mike McSweeney - http://vimeo.com/mikemcsweeney
Mark Benson - http://www.suncoastphotography.ca/
Michael Premo - http://michaelpremo.com/
Jesse Johnson

Animation by Brian Wilson - http://brianowilson.com/

Actors
Peter Menchini
Anamika & Arunima Stoller

Websites that are hosting the film:
http://www.occupy.com/
http://abrahamheisler.com/
http://www.brucelipton.com/
http://www.greattransitionstories.org/



- It's time.......



    ''And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.'' ~Anais Nin

Drew Curtis: How I Beat A Patent Troll



Published on Apr 17, 2012 by TEDtalksDirector

http:www.ted.com Drew Curtis, the founder of fark.com, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, "...for the creation and distribution of news releases via email." Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous patents.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate

If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com


- Hmmm, this sounds familiar. Oh, wait.....

Jill Bolte Taylor: STROKE of insight

- TRUTH cannot be defined but I know it when I experience it (it'll help if you have some tissues or a hankie present before you watch this):




Baltimore Woman, 90, Locks Police Officer in Basement, Wins $95,000 Settlement

Baltimore Woman, 90, Locks Police Officer in Basement, Wins $95,000 Settlement

Huffington Post | Updated: 04/19/2012 5:11 pm

In one of the more unusual police brutality lawsuits in recent years, 90-year-old Baltimore resident Venus Green was awarded a $95,000 settlement earlier this month after a 2009 incident in which she locked a police officer in the basement of her home.

According to WBAL TV, police came to Green's home after her grandson Tallie had been shot. Green told the TV station that Tallie had been shot at a convenience store, but officers insisted it happened in Green's home, and that Tallie had either been shot by Green or had shot himself. With that, one officer forced his way into her home, without a warrant, toward the basement where Tallie lived to look for blood or other evidence.

*snip*

WBAL reports that the city of Baltimore has paid out nearly $17 million over the last two years in police brutality settlements. Baltimore Brew reports the city has spent another $10.4 million defending lawsuits in court, and more are on the way. One couple who claims they were illegally searched and harassed by police looking for drugs has been approved for $155,000, and a motorcyclist struck by a Baltimore cop is due another $115,000.

MORE


- To Protect and Serve out-of-court settlements......



http://www.policebrutality.info/
http://cobp.resist.ca/en
http://www.berkeleycopwatch.org/
http://www.peoplesjustice.org/site/index.php/Cop-Watch-Network/
http://www.oaklandcopwatch.com/
http://www.copwatchla.org/
http://www.redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net/
http://www.winnipegcopwatch.org/
http://www.hamiltoncopwatch.com/

Keiser Report: Vicious Circle of Bankster Huddles



Published on Apr 19, 2012 by RussiaToday

Follow Max Keiser on Twitter: http://twitter.com/maxkeiser

In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert discuss huddles and cuddles with the Goombahs of Wall Street and the technical violations that cannot be called by name. In the second half of the show Max talks to Rolling Stone journalist, Matt Taibbi, about the Wall Street mafia, their small and big time rackets and the process of writing these crime stories for a wide audience.

KR on FB: http://www.facebook.com/KeiserReport



- I think it's called 'change you can believe in' because after they're done with us, that's all that's left.......



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