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Paris Attacks: Give Peace a Chance

World Peace

The killings in Paris are part of a cycle based on erroneous beliefs and assumptions. Now is a time when we can pause and start a new cycle – a cycle of waking up to our oneness with each other, with our Mother Earth and indeed the entire universe. Read More »

Anthem FilmFest: Top 10 Libertarian Films Rock with Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman

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“When I grow up, I want to be Dr. Manhattan," was one of the responses Anthem Film Festival organizer Jo Ann Skousen received during the “Top 10 Films Every Libertarian Should Know” panel. Sometimes you get more than you ask for. After the audience joined the panel in suggesting films, well, there were a lot more than 10. Read More »

Making a New Year’s Resolution – Should the Stars Be Our Guide?

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Should I forget everything and follow the lead found in my end of the year horoscope? Read More »

Why is the Beach Covered with Dead Birds?

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When will our long night of global corporate greed and killing finally fade away into the light? Read More »

Treating Pain: A New Ontology is Needed

Progressing to a new Ontology

Thinking that pain is in the brain impels doctors to look for a physical cause for pain, says Dr. Alex Cahana. When one isn’t found, “It’s all in your head” is often what a patient will be told. Read More »

Seven Prison Survival Secrets

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By internalizing and abiding by these principles, a new inmate will save a lot of strife and possibly violence, and even transform potential hard time to easy time. Read More »

Comparisons Make Everything Look Smaller


When we compare ourselves to others, the tendency to seek out their faults leads us to examine our own, and we end up doubly dissatisfied. Read More »

Charlie Chaplin, ‘House of Cards,’ and Bertolt Brecht’s Alienation Effect

Bertolt Brecht

Brecht's Alienation Effect took a different course after Hitler's rise to power. Spacey’s political drama is less about politics than about cold-blooded personal ambition. Read More »

Kosen Rufu – Propagation of World Peace

Nichiren is a form of Japanese Buddhism that emphasizes repeated recitation of the mantra nam myoho renge kyo for health, happiness and enlightenment. Read More »

How Righteous Anger Keeps You Up the Tree (And How to Get Down)


Often people become angry because they’re not getting what they want or they’re not receiving the recognition they believe they deserve. Read More »