Sources

5 03 2011

During all the controversy I’ve created among my circle of friends and family with my thoughts and opinions I’ve come to find that they want sources for my insights.  I have failed to provide the sources of my research, therefore I am being accused of lying and making things up.

In the future I will start to cite my sources but for now I’ll say that all of what I have gathered has come from the study of a combination of sources.  Many of which will go against the  grain of many peoples comfort but these are my conclusions based on research of the best books I have found in life.  And one of the things I was taught as a child was to find truth from the best books, and I have held on to that as a standard of guidance for my life, to answer the questions I come up against throughout my trials and they have served me well as I now have inner peace and calm and I am in balance with what I believe is divine nature, God.

People in my life accuse me of many things but I have come to this by work, research, experience, living life, making mistakes, making choices, exercising reason and applying these things to my daily life.  These are all the things the people in my life who are accusing me of wrong doing are telling me to do, and I do them, and these are the results.  So why are they pointing fingers at me?  I think the confusion is with them, not with me.  I am fine and I am free.

My primary sources are the cannon of scripture from the LDS church.  The King James version of the bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price, along with many translations of ancient Egyptian writings from the times of the pharaohs.  I also follow after the philosophies of the ancient Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero, coupled with the reason and integrity of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams and George Washington.

Recently I have been privileged to have been enlightened by the teachings of Dr. Bruce Lipton, a microbiologist who has done stem cell research  since 1967 and who has pioneered the new bio-science of epigenetics.

Thanks for following along.  Comments are welcome,  please check your anger at the door.  This is discussion of important matters that pertain to life.  Humor is welcome always!

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The Facebook

2 02 2011

Facebook is an entity in and of itself; a subset of the Internet. Before we had microwave ovens we knew how to cook. Now we can’t live without the one minute hot fooding dash out the door. What would we do without Facebook? It’s a convenience, a game. It’s a social club. Close it down and how many businesses would fail, how many people would literally fall into depression and anxiety?

Mark Zuckerberg, you are the MAN! If you’re not Time Magazine’s Man of the Year then Obama doesn’t deserve his Nobel Prize.

Facebook has brought so much of my life full circle, brought people together with its simplicity and its user friendliness, they just keep coming up with better ways of connecting the good stuff and ignoring the nonsense. It’s not like they put blocks on things (sure in some cases) but the way they have things set up it’s just handled well by people motivated by common sense.

Of course there’s always that left field wingnut who craps in the hot tub but they are far and few between with Facebook. You don’t hear too much scandal and I think that speaks volumes for the intention of the creators. Myspace is the anus of the Internet. Any time I checked out a Myspace page I felt like I needed a shot of penecillinFacebook got it right from the start!

Facebook was not created as a money making machine, but it has become one. It was created because it fulfilled a need. Mr. Z saw that need and fed it. Dude’s a genius; and yeah, I watched the movie about him at Harvard and the start up of TheFacebook and all the detail that Hollywood put on it. Who knows how accurate a portrayal the movie was of reality but the story told is a good one, no doubt! I had no idea that the Napster kid had his hands in the Facebook pie! It makes perfect sense though. Things come together for a reason. There is purpose in all things. Even those kids who are out living debaucherous and self destructive lives do good things for the greater good of our society.

Get up!Shawn Parker found his fame at the right time and he did what he did the right way. It shook up the world like Muhammad Ali and he paid the price. But Shawn Parker knew what he was doing. He set out to fulfill his vision and to bring people together. Where’s the harm in that? Sure you bypass the record stores but come on, Lars Ulrich didn’t get his cocaine on a silver platter made into big fat rails by the hand of a Nubian slave every day in the year 1999?

What happened with the music industry needed to happen. I’m glad it did. Artists have found the freedom they have been seeking for so long; the independence, and they are starting to believe that it’s possible to do something that makes a difference with the help of the information superhighway.

So here’s to Facebook for saving the world from the lechery of Myspace and bringing bros and friends together!

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