Quotes From a Sioux Indian Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society

Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles EastmanBlack Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers. Raised in the traditions of his people until the age of eleven, he was then educated at the Carlisle Indian Industrial Boarding School of Pennsylvania, where he learned the english language and way of life. (Though a National Historical Landmark, Carlisle remains a place of controversy in Native circles.)

Like his above mentioned contemporaries, however, his native roots were deep, leaving him in the unique position of being a conduit between cultures. Though his movement through the white man’s world was not without “success” — he had numerous movie roles in Hollywood — his enduring legacy was the protection of the way of life of his people.

By the time of his death he had published 4 books and had become a leader at the forefront of the progressive movement aimed at preserving Native American heritage and sovereignty, coming to be known as a strong voice in the education of the white man as to the Native American way of life. Here, then, are 10 quotes from the great Sioux Indian Chief known as Standing Bear that will be sure to disturb much of what you think you know about “modern” culture.

1) Praise, flattery, exaggerated manners and fine, high-sounding words were no part of Lakota politeness. Excessive manners were put down as insincere, and the constant talker was considered rude and thoughtless. Conversation was never begun at once, or in a hurried manner.

2) Children were taught that true politeness was to be defined in actions rather than in words. They were never allowed to pass between the fire and the older person or a visitor, to speak while others were speaking, or to make fun of a crippled or disfigured person. If a child thoughtlessly tried to do so, a parent, in a quiet voice, immediately set him right.

3) Silence was meaningful with the Lakota, and his granting a space of silence before talking was done in the practice of true politeness and regardful of the rule that ‘thought comes before speech.’…and in the midst of sorrow, sickness, death or misfortune of any kind, and in the presence of the notable and great, silence was the mark of respect… strict observance of this tenet of good behavior was the reason, no doubt, for his being given the false characterization by the white man of being a stoic. He has been judged to be dumb, stupid, indifferent, and unfeeling.

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4) We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild’. Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.

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Nikola Tesla: How Far Ahead Was He?

A name that is placed next to Einstein, Maxwell, Faraday, Leibnitz, Ohm, Ampere and all the other legendary figures of science. But does he deserve to be there, or does he deserve to be on top of them all?

It was July 10, 1856 that he first saw the light of day at Smiljan (located in contemporary Serbia – modern day Croatia – which, at the time was part of the Austrian Empire) and through his life he has patented over 300 inventions.
Typically he is referred to as an inventor and an electrical/mechanical engineer who studied at Graz University and dropped out. It is curious that the person responsible for the basis of our modern science did not even finish his studies.
What is he responsible for? Let’s begin with alternate current (AC), high voltage transfers and high frequency power, without which we would still be using direct current and voltages up to 30 Volts. Then we go to induction motor, rotating magnetic fields, radio remote control devices and a project that he did not manage to finish, X-rays. Still doubt that he was a genius?
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His thoughts and ideas made the other scientists of his era describe him as a “mad scientist”. And yet, people saw fit to name the unit of magnetic measurement after him. And yet, the Americans saw fit to offer him incentives to move to the U.S.A. and continue his work there. And yet, there were people that funded him with a lot of capital so that he would be able to complete his experiments and present his inventions. 300 of them. What a mad scientist! But it is not his recognized work that is the scope of this article. It is his secret and unrecognized work that we will be discussing about. It is those theories that were regarded as so extravagant that earned him the title and yet, nowadays, they may have been put into effect, and no one acknowledges that they are based on the notions of a mad scientist 100 plus years ago! Discoveries, experiments and notes that were hidden from the general public and were implemented solely on governmental and military projects with results that could threaten the entire world! What are they? Let’s begin:
Earth’s resonant frequency

It has been confirmed that all bodies have a resonant frequency. What is this frequency? The one at which a specific body oscillates with greater amplitude. It is the frequency that can result to its destruction. Tesla stated that Earth had such a frequency around 1900. When was it confirmed? 32 years later by Frederick E. Terman. What would the result of such a frequency be on earth? The same as in Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940. The oscillation was so great that the bridge completely collapsed. Alleged application of Tesla’s Earth’s resonance notion? According to some scientists (unverified and unproven accounts) in intentional earthquake creation through magnetic induction to the magma chamber.
Artificial lightning
In as far back as 1899, Tesla produced artificial lightning in Colorado Springs consisting of millions of volts and as long as 135 feet. The thunder of the released energy was heard 15 miles away and people at Cripple Creek, Colorado, observed sparks between their feet and the ground and from water taps when they touched them. Through his high frequency experiments he destroyed a power station generator. Does this sound like an electrical weapon to you? Could there be one or more hidden somewhere and we will not find out until it is too late?
Wireless electric current
During his tenure at Colorado Springs, Tesla experimented on atmospheric electricity. He received funding from J. Pierpont Morgan to construct the Wardencluffe Tower for the purpose of achieving wireless communication. In 1903 he stipulated at letters to his sponsor that this tower would be capable, apart from transmitting wireless massages, to transmit wireless electrical power. The experiment was never completed as Morgan interrupted the funding (afraid he’s going to lose a lot of business).

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Get Rid Of Your Microwave

More than 95 percent of American homes own a microwave! This says a lot about our desires for a quick, convenient meal.

Looking at the bigger picture, this isn’t entirely our fault. Our world has evolved into a fast paced race against time, and it doesn’t help that half the food in the grocery stores are packaged in plastic for quick consumption.

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I’ve always been really sensitive to microwaves, I can feel the radiation emitting off of them and usually leave the room if one is on.

Here are 5 reasons why they are worth getting rid of:

 

Microwaves Zap Food Nutrition

 

Heating your food in the microwave strips away its original nutrients. The high frequencies emitted from a microwave force the water molecules to rapidly spin, creating friction which heats the food in a short amount of time.

This completely changes the molecular structure of the food itself.

Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, a licensed physician writes that the dielectric heat in the microwave bounces around and is absorbed in the food until it evolves into a sort of ‘dead food’.Microwave-nutrients-food

The nutritional value greatly diminishes the longer the food absorbs the radiation.

 

 

 

Microwaves Destroy Breast Milk And Vitamin B-12

 

In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers examined the effects of microwave heating on the loss of vitamin B-12 in foods like raw beef, pork, and milk.

The results of the study show there was a 30 to 40 percent loss of the vitamin when the foods received microwave exposure.

What they found was the natural chemicals in vitamin B-12 became virtually inactive after the microwave heating process.

Researchers tested 22 freshly frozen human milk samples for lysozyme activity and antibodies by heating the samples for 30 seconds on either a low or high power setting.baby-breast-milk-bottle

Breast milk microwaved at high temperatures was found to have greater E coli growth — 18 more times than un-microwaved breast milk.

Microwaving at low temperatures also dramatically decreased lysozyme activity and also promoted the growth of harmful bacteria for babies.

 

 

 

Read more:

http://thespiritscience.net/2014/11/06/5-reasons-to-get-rid-of-your-microwave/

Lottery Winning Made Easy

(A Satire)

I know. Everybody wants to win the lottery.

But why? Because money, because life-changing …

 

Watch this and find your reason:

 

Good Luck!

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P.S.   Now seriously! If you want to improve your odds, play smarter:

http://www.smartluck.com/free-lotto-wheel-608js.htm

 

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… and don’t forget to thank Gail H.  for this!     😉

Conspiracy Theories Which Turned Out To Be True

There are types of stories called “conspiracy theories” and the people who teach them are considered by “society” as crazy fanatics who often need medical treatment. What if I tell you that “society” should take some of that medical treatment, because sometimes such incredible stories that nobody believed in, turn out to be 100% true.

What if I tell you that the doctors did not treat us, just wait until we die to cut our bodies?

1. TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS EXPERIMENT

In the years 1932-1972, there were a series of experiments on about 400 syphilis-infected black citizens of the United States. The study selected the poor, simple and uneducated – most of them did not even know about their illness. U.S. Public Health Service had promised free treatment to patients. In fact, they were given aspirin. The purpose of this“experiment” was to observe a progressive disease in representatives of the black race, and the scientific autopsy of deceased participants in these studies. As a result, 28 people died directly of syphilis, 100 died as a result of complications directly related to the disease, 40 women were infected by unconscious patients, and 19 children were born with congenital disease.

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The sad truth about the Tuskegee Experiment was confirmed in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, who officially and publicly apologized to the eight surviving participants in these studies.

What if I tell you that the U.S. government itself commits “acts of terror” on its land, just to have an excuse to invade another country?

2. OPERATION NORTHWOODS

In 1997, as a result of the murder of J.F. Kennedy, fifteen hundred pages of documents entitled “Operation Northwoods”were declassified. In the 60s, the United States was preparing for war with Cuba. To fire up the war machine public support was needed. In turn the defense secretary presented a paper called “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” so they had a whole range of interesting provocations, such as terrorist attacks involving the blowing up military bases, starting fires, aircraft hijacking, “landing” of Cuban troops , bombings, and even the sinking of a boat full of armed Cubans.

 see the full document for yourself: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf

see the full document for yourself here

These false flag terrorist attacks were to be carried out by the CIA on a massive scale so that the citizens of the United States would feel threatened by Fidel Castro and the government had an excuse to start a war. The plan was never implemented however, as president Kennedy met with the General Lyman Lemnitzer the plan for the operation was rejected. This time it did not work …

What if I tell you that it is just about oil?

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Concentrate!

I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge black chair with jointed metal arms that stand between me and the door. I feel faintly ridiculous wearing a tight headband with what looks like a coat hook on the top. “All you need to do is relax,” says Mike Esterman, the researcher about to zap me. That’s easy for him to say – he’s holding the magnet.

“Willpower is like a muscle. I’m a big believer in that.” — Tim Pychyl, psychologist

I’ve come to the Boston Attention and Learning Lab in the US to try and train my brain to focus better. Esterman and fellow cognitive neuroscientist Joe DeGutis have spent nearly seven years working on a training programme to help wandering minds stay “in the zone”.

So far, their methods seem to be particularly promising for enhancing focus in US army veterans with attention problems linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries, as well as people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But what I want to know is, can the mind-wandering of the average procrastinating person be improved? And if so, can they do it to me? Please?

A month earlier, when I had first contacted DeGutis to ask this question, he wasn’t convinced that they could help. “It is typically quite difficult to improve ‘normal’ functioning into the above average or superior range, despite what some brain training companies suggest,” he said. “If you don’t have poor enough performance, training may not be effective.”

But one look at my results on their online “continuous concentration” test, and he changed his mind. I scored 53 – more than 20 points below average (try it yourself at the end of this article). And, after a few more online tests and questionnaires sent by email, the cold hard truth hit my inbox. “Considering all your results, it’s very clear that you have issues with attention and distractibility both in the lab and in daily life.” He won’t be drawn on what this might mean for my brain, but he does say there’s “room for improvement” and invites me to Boston for a course of intensive training and brain stimulation.

I shouldn’t have been that surprised. Among people who know me well I have a reputation for not focusing on anything for very long. Years ago my brother came up with the perfect name for a task that started well but got abandoned halfway, with the accompanying mess left everywhere. “Ah,” he’d say. “That looks like a ‘Caroline job’.” An old friend had a more poetic version, calling me “butterfly brain”, because of the way I constantly flit from one thing to the next. I like this one better.

Hope for change

Fortunately for me – and for anyone who finds their attention being hijacked by Facebook, daydreaming or a sudden urge to put the kettle on – there is good reason to think that improvement is possible. A decade or so of neuroscience has shown beyond doubt that the adult brain remains malleable throughout life. The circuits we use most often become stronger and more efficient, and the brain areas they connect become larger, while the ones we don’t use, shrink and fade away. Study after study has shown that your brain can be changed for the better.

But – and it’s a big but – to change anything in the brain you have to focus your attention on it. So what if your problem is with the very act of focusing? How do you concentrate for long enough to even start to improve your attention span?

I’m not the only one asking this question. Psychologists and neuroscientists are increasingly interested in our ability to knuckle down, precisely because so many of us find it hard. An estimated 80% of students and 25% of adults admit to being chronic procrastinators, and with the internet and smartphones offering an endless number of distractions from what we should be doing, it may be getting worse.

 

Read more:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141015-concentrate-how-to-focus-better

The Government Wants to Charge You for Taking Pictures of Nature

In an amazing encroachment on the First Amendment and common sense, the US Forest Service has plans to extort photographers into paying $1500 for a permit to photograph the lands paid for by tax dollars. In a complete failure of math, the fine for violating the rule would be $1000. Image credit: wikipedia.org

Photography shoots would also have to be approved by the feds to ensure they are deemed educational. The proposed rule is blatantly unconstitutional, ignoring press freedoms and freedom of speech. The Forest Service has effectively had Smokey the Bear beat the Constitution unconscious and is currently burying the First Amendment somewhere in the 193 million acres under its control.

Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon has expressed his disapproval:

The rules allow for coverage without a permit of certain types of breaking news without a permit, such as forest fires or rescues of missing people. In other words, news that serves to benefit the propaganda of the Forest Service.“The Forest Service needs to rethink any policy that subjects noncommercial photographs and recordings to a burdensome permitting process for something as simple as taking a picture with a cell phone. Especially where reporters and bloggers are concerned, this policy raises troubling questions about inappropriate government limits on activity clearly protected by the First Amendment.”

The new rules are updates of older rules that require the permitting. The whole thing is justified under the guise of protecting the wilds from commercial exploitation. Of course, the Wilderness Act already prohibits commercial exploitation of the land. It begs the question of whether or not non-intrusive photography is actually an exploitation of the land. Apparently, drilling for oil on federal lands next to the parks is less damaging than simply snapping a photo with a cell phone.

 

Read more:

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/09/government-wants-charge-taking-pictures-nature.html

10 Exciting Cableway Rides

The only thing better than an exciting viewpoint must be a cable ride, with a slowly opening panoramic views. Besides of being a fast way of getting to the top of the mountain, cable lines alone can be a tourist attraction. Check out some of the greatest lifts with the breathtaking views.

10. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, California, USA

The cable ride gives a beautiful glimpse of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The views of the desert towns and mountains open from this 4 km long ride above Chino Canyon. Also the cars are rotating, so you get a comfortable 360° view.

Why to go there?

A nice place to go: a vast area of unspoiled nature and wilderness can be explored in the Monument.

How to get there?

The site is a 2 hours drive from Los Angeles and San Diego.

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9. Grenoble-Bastille Cable Car, France

The cable cars, also known as the Bubbles, take the residents and visitors to the Bastille fortress since 1934. It is an easy and quick way to reach the popular site: besides, the cable line itself is as famous as the Bastille.

Why to go there?

Over 600 000 tourists go see the fortress each year. They also get to admire the beautiful landscape of Grenoble.

How to get there?

The cable cars take off right from the center of Grenoble.

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See all here:

http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/top-10-exciting-cableway-rides-5723/

Greenpeace USA Signs Up for Bitcoin Donations

Environmental campaign organization Greenpeace has announced it will start accepting bitcoin donations in its USA division via a partnership with payment processor BitPay.

The move offers cost savings for the organisation, as well as the possibility of tapping into new sources of funds.

Greenpeace does not accept donations from corporations or governments, instead, the nonprofit relies on individual donations. This practice comes with a drawback, however, since the cost of many, relatively small, transactions can easily add up.

This largely because credit card companies and other traditional payment providers usually charge nonprofits the same as commercial organisations, about 34% per transaction.

Bitcoin, though, offers significant savings for charities by doing away with these fees.

Bitcoin’s cost benefit

BitPay and other payment providers like Coinbase do not charge fees for nonprofits, meaning the entire donation is delivered to the charity.

BitPay non-profit account manager Elizabeth Ploshay said the company strives to bring bitcoin to nonprofits like Greenpeace.

“For each bitcoin donation, Greenpeace gets 100% of what is being donated, increasing the amount of each donation received,” she said.

 

Read all:

http://www.coindesk.com/greenpeace-usa-signs-bitcoin-donations/

Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Not Allowed In America

You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place.

No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to corporate oil profits, ignorance is bliss. Years ago I had calculated that it should be possible to get a small car to exceed 100 mpg by putting parallel direct to cylinder water injectors side by side with the fuel injectors, and using the exhaust manifold to preheat the water so it would enter the cylinders as dry steam, thus providing added expansion (which drives the engine) while allowing the combustion process to proceed without reducing it’s efficiency.

But I was obviously wrong with my calculations, because they were in fact over 2x conservative. The 100 mpg carburetor was indeed a reality, and the Volkswagen XL1 proves it with only straightforward nothing special technology we have had since the

1970′s. Though the XL1 can be plugged in to deliver a 40 mile all electric drive, it does not need to be plugged in EVER to achieve 300 mpg. And it does not cheat in any way to achieve the rating, it weighs over 1,700 pounds, has normal tires, and delivers a very good driving experience with a governed top speed of 99 mph.

The XL1 could reach a top speed in excess of 110 mph absent governor and turns in a 0-60 time of 11.5 seconds which is by no means leisurly for a car designed for efficiency. The XL1 in no way cheats on performance to hit it’s rating. It is simply the car we should have always had, and have had taken from us in the name of oil profits.

Though the XL1 can hit 300 mpg under ideal driving conditions, it’s combined mileage is usually a little over 200 mpg, and if you do city driving only that will drop to a minimum of 180 mpg under the worst driving conditions. But I’d be happy with that no doubt.

WHAT DOES THAT KIND OF FUEL ECONOMY REALLY MEAN?

If the XL1 was equipped with an 18 gallon fuel tank, and you did all highway driving, you could fill it up with an oil change and when the next change was due you could change the oil and keep driving without filling up for and additional 2,400 miles. But it comes with a much smaller fuel tank, because if it could go that long on a single tank chances are the fuel would foul before it got used. The tank is only 2.6 gallons to prevent fuel age related problems from happening. So fill ups are cheap.

Many of the publications which speak about the XL1 did so when it was a concept car predicted to get right around 250 MPG. But in 2014, after extensive testing of cars now produced, test drivers report economy above 300 mpg under the correct driving conditions, which would be close to sea level, a flat straight road with no stops, and reasonable speeds.

To get rid of miles/imperial/U.S. gallon confusion, in the metric system the XL1 is rated to deliver 100 kilometers per litre. Translated for the U.S., that means approximately 65 miles per quart.

 

Read more:

http://higherperspective.com/2014/04/volkswagens-new-300-mpg-car-allowed-america-efficient.html?utm_source=TIPW