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Spiritual Atheist: Gyan High versus Low | Mysticism Article on Speakingtree.in

Spiritual Atheist: Gyan High versus Low | Mysticism Article on Speakingtree.in | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Gyan means knowledge that can be Googled or researched. But such knowledge creates a limited underst.. (g7yu http://t.co/EYwZtu4M23)
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School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex

School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Activists still demand closure of the School of Americas 25 years after a Jesuit priest massacre.
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interlocking networks of violent control

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I'm Gen Y, and I'm Not a Special Snowflake. I'm Broke. | Mother Jones

I'm Gen Y, and I'm Not a Special Snowflake. I'm Broke. | Mother Jones | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
If I want something beyond debt and low wages, am I simply being entitled and delusional?
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' is called 'The Force Awakens'

'Star Wars: Episode VII' is called 'The Force Awakens' | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Star Wars Episode: VII finally has a subtitle: The Force Awakens. Disney quietly announced the title on Twitter this morning — a somewhat strange approach to what is easily the most anticipated...
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I feel it.

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Higher Education and the New Brutalism

Higher Education and the New Brutalism | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The crisis of higher education is about more than a crisis of funding and an assault on dissent; it is also about a crisis of memory, agency and politics.
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To Those Appropriating Dia de los Muertos This Year -

To Those Appropriating Dia de los Muertos This Year - | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it

Feeling like a flustered child when I see you with already pale face painted in sugar skull patterns, your up-do, your poufy dress, a complete costume that means nothing to you but “creative expression” and a chance to win Best Halloween Makeup. 

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Yeah, it has bothered me for a long time that Dia de Los Muertos has been appropriated by folks as just another excuse to party by taking on what is a real holiday for another culture. 

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New Study Finds Human Beings Were Never Meant To Wake Up From Sleep

New Study Finds Human Beings Were Never Meant To Wake Up From Sleep | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
BOSTON—According to a new study published in The New England Journal Of Medicine this week, human beings were never meant to wake up after falling asleep, but were rather supposed to remain in a deep, peaceful slumber until eventually expiring.
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Ukrainian Darth Vader strums acoustic Imperial March for election run - video

Ukrainian Darth Vader strums acoustic Imperial March for election run - video | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Who knew Star Wars villain Darth Vader was in fact a Ukrainian Cossack at heart?
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Darth Vader... Politico. 

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Truthout Interviews Candice Bernd on Police Retaliation Against "Cop Watch" Groups

Truthout Interviews Candice Bernd on Police Retaliation Against "Cop Watch" Groups | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Ted Asregadoo talks Truthout assistant editor and reporter, Candice Bernd, about police retaliation against police monitoring groups.
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the problem with the police state

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The Power Of Francis' Glasnost

The Power Of Francis' Glasnost | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI understood the power of open dialogue, which is why they did all they could to shut it down within the Catholic church. The sensus fidelium, the insight that ordi...
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Paying heed to the experience of the faithful, maybe the leaders of the church might learn how to love.

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Carl Sagan Questions Drug Policy

Carl Sagan Questions Drug Policy | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Tom Angell has been spending some time at the Library of Congress reading through newly available papers from the estate of Carl Sagan, the scientist who might just have had more impact on the popu...
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Feeling the Touch of the Goad: A Sense of Urgency as a Spur to Climate Action

Feeling the Touch of the Goad: A Sense of Urgency as a Spur to Climate Action | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
To respond effectively to the threat of climate change, we must shed our complacency and arouse a sense of urgency. The texts of early Buddhism provide us with a psychological model of how this sense of urgency arises and how it can be channeled into effective action.
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Online Relationships Are Real

Online Relationships Are Real | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Social media filters relationships whether we like it or not, and many young people no longer draw a distinction between real and digital interactions.
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This is does not surprise me really

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Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us

Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Paul Verhaeghe: An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities
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A British Tory Is An American Democrat

A British Tory Is An American Democrat | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Here's an indication of just how far to the right the American political discourse is, compared with Britain - the developed country most in tune with American neo-liberalism: That's why David Came...
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And folks wonder why the right so easily controls the discussion.

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Why One Professor Thinks Academics Should Write ‘BuzzFeed-Style Scholarship’ – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why One Professor Thinks Academics Should Write ‘BuzzFeed-Style Scholarship’ – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls
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Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Spray-Painted Graffiti

Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Spray-Painted Graffiti | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The first paintings ever made by human hands, new research suggests, were outlines of human hands. And they were created not in Spain or France, but in Indonesia.
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A political and an archaeological point.

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Alexander the Great: History's Superstar

Alexander the Great: History's Superstar | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Author Guy MacLean Rogers talks to Truthout about the discovery of a vast tomb in Amphipolis, Greece, which archeologists believe dates back to the era of Alexander the Great.
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A great speculation with some nice info


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Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong?

Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong? | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way in which the majority of us currently sleep may not actually be good for us. In 2001, historian Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech published a paper that included over 15 years of research. It revealed an overwhelming amount of historical evidence that humans […]
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More concerning night vigil

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